Planetary Configurations That Support Higher Education
By Prasanga Tillakaratne
Skill or talent is the most important aspect in the life of a child. It is no secret that all parents are curious as to know about the educational and occupational success of their children. Let us learn how to read about educational aspirations from the horoscope.
There are four Rashis that influence education. Those are 2nd, 4th, 5th and the 9th. The main planets that influence are Jupiter, Mercury and Moon. Jupiter is the planet that helps imbibe knowledge and Mercury is the planet that provides the necessary energy for that purpose. Moon is the planet that controls the mind. Moon is instrumental in maintaining a relaxed mind. Therefore these planets need to be powerfully posited to pursue higher education.
How the 2nd house influences education
The second Rashi and its ruler indicate the primary education of a child. The planet located in the second house and the location of its lord indicate the positive and negative influences. If they are aspected or combined with malefic planets, the power of those planets reduces. Then there will be obstacles towards one’s primary education. If Saturn is in the second or a weak Rahu is in the fourth or the child is under the Dashas of those planets, education can be disrupted. During such periods the malefic influences can be eliminated by duly performing suitable rituals.
Influence of the 4th
This is the House that indicates the nature of one’s mind and mental stability. Therefore instant grasp of knowledge and talent for education partially depends on this house. If this Rashi and its ruler are powerful and devoid of malefic aspects, a person can go a long way where education is concerned. If the planet located in the 4th or its ruler is weak and if there are malefic aspects it would have a direct influence on a student’s education and education can be disrupted due to restlessness and memory problems.
Influence of the 5th
The 4th House and the planets located in it represent 50 percent of memory power and the balance 50 percent is represented by the 5th house. The combination of the 4th and the 5th controls the total memory and retention power. One’s higher education can be predicted from these two houses and the strength of their rulers.
Influence of the 9th
This Rashi indicates the ability to continue education beyond the degree level. This is described as the house of higher education in Astrology. If the ruler of the 9th is exalted, Swakshetra or having beneficial aspects, one may be able to pursue higher education even in a foreign country. If the main Dasha period of a planet such as Jupiter or Mercury occurs when one is studying, his/her education is apt to be highly successful.