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Mercury - 2nd House
Is it that if the mercury is placed in the 2nd house and Jupiter in the 6th or the 7th then father's age is doubtful? Is it true that the father will die between the age of 16 and 21 of the Jaatak; if not then at the most between 34 and 36 the father would either die or live a life much worse then death?
Mercury in the 2nd along with Jupiter in either the 6th house or the 7th by itself can not cause death, or death like existence of the father, UNLESS it is also corroborated through the lines on the palm.
The book lays down two other conditions for it; namely that if the line of mind and the line of life are separated at the beginning [near the mount of Jupiter] and also that the line of mind is curved towards the mount of Jupiter, an indication of mercury affecting Jupiter, then only, and only then, there is a possibility of father either dieing early or living a life worse than death. I used the word possibility, and not certainty.

If the line of mind and the line of life are separate in the beginning and the line of mind is not curved towards the mount of Jupiter, then the Jaatak may not get comfort from the father; it does not necessarily mean that the father will die early, there could be other reasons for not getting comfort from the father.

Remember astrology is a science of probabilities and not of certainties. Therefore any astrologer making declarations of a certainty is likely to get embarrassed at the end. Those trying to play Lord Brahma themselves, end up cutting a sorry figure. It is only a Siddh Purush who can play Lord Brahma and get away with it, but then he would not need to look at the horoscope any way.

As a matter of professional ethics an astrologer should not touch upon this topic in the first place. Even if the astrologer notices some such anomaly in the horoscope, and has confirmed it through other indications, then only he should, if at all, use a very subtle way to convey it.

LK for Budh 2 says "Tota bole Pitaa bhaage" (chander 8 is "shart se baree kar degaa"). There is no relation to Jupiter mentioned.
Totaa bole.. The Lal Kitab has prohibited keeping a parrot / sheep/ goat as a pet for those who have mercury in the 2nd house. Bringing home a parrot would amount to strengthening the Mercury. If some one brings home a parrot as a pet, then who is the mercury going to adversely affect. There are two planets associated with the 2nd house; namely the Venus [house owner] and Jupiter [Pakka house]. Since the Venus is a friend of Mercury it is not going to adversely affect it, therefore it is going to affect only the Jupiter, the father, hence the saying 'Totaa bole, pitaa bhaage".

For this the Lal Kitab has advised the Upaaya of either Moon or Jupiter. A Moon placed in the 8th will have an aspect of exaltation [uchcha] on the 2nd house. It is this exalted aspect of the Moon which will be able to break this jinx.
A Mercury placed at Dhan Sthaan could adversely affect the father in financial terms and not in terms of threat to his life. 'pitaa ke haathon se dhan daulat kaa asar mandaa hee hogaa' [ 1942ed]

Mercury - 3rd House
Burn three Kaudee (yellow colored Kaudee) in an earthen pot using coal as fuel and throw the ash in jungle or river.
zard rang ki kaudion ko jalaa kar unkee raakh dariyaa mein daal denaa bhee Budh korhi se nijaat dilavaayegaa -- 1952 Urdu ed page 550
This Upaaya is mentioned for Mercury in the 3rd house. There is no mention of the same Upaaya for the Mercury in the 12th house. The idea is to completely remove the poison of Mercury and hence burning the Kaudee. Kaudee are a Kaarak of malefic Mercury. The figure of 3 is related to the house Mercury is placed in. Astrologers suggest that it be burned on Kachchaa coal [Raahu] in an earthen pot [mercury although no such specific instruction is given in the book. The ash [Mercury] be immersed in the river means that it is distanced away from the native. I do not think that throwing the ash in a jungle is the correct practice.

There is no specification in LK, but since in whichever pot you burn these Kaudee, throw it also there, so take he clay pot. Now the problem is how to burn Kaudees?
There is a very simple method of burning the Kaudees to ash. The Kaudees are first crushed into bareek choora [small grains] in an Imaamdastaa / kharal and then are burnt. Burning a whole Kaudee would take a lot of time, a lot of coal and may be the whole day.

I have a doubt about it. You have written that Kaudee is the Kaarak of Budh, so if Kaudee is ground in Imaamdastaa, will it still remain Kaarak of Budh?
Kaudi is a Kaarak of Mercury irrespective of its shape. The shape of Mercury is gol [round] and we all know a Kaudee is not a round object. Therefore to my mind it will still stay a Kaarak of Mercury even after being crushed.
[Varun Trivedi]

Have you heard about Shankh? Or do you know whose Kaarak it is?  Where it is found? How is it formed? If you know this, please tell what is the difference between a Shankh and a Kaudee? Is it only that Shankh makes sound or is there anything else too?
One can burn Kaudee by welding machine also. Put them in a clay pot (round) and take them to welder and ask him to burn them, when he is burning them you should also touch his hand as it is your Upaaya.

In fact somebody told me this Upaaya in the past to do like this - that I have to burn Kaudee in an opened clay pot, over the Kachchaa Koyalaa, near the river bank. Can somebody tell me how long Kaudee take to burn into ashes? [Kaudi- Budh, River- Chandra, Coal: Shani, Mitti ka bartan: Budh]
Burning Kaudis and then immersing their ash into a river is what in Vedic Jyotish is called an Anushthaan. This Upaaya is more than an Upaaya, it is an Anushthaan. There is a slight difference between doing an Upaaya and doing an Upaaya like an Anushthaan. Although the Lal Kitab does not prescribe the procedure to do this Upaaya, but we Hindus, through our tradition, know how to do such Upaaya.

When an Upaaya is to be done like an Anushthaan, then traditions get added to it. All such Jyotish Anushthaan where some thing is to be immersed in a river or water, are normally done at the banks of a river, sea, lake or a Sarovar. If you notice Pind Daan is also done at the banks of such water bodies. There are many such Anushthaan which are done like that. That explains why it is advisable to burn the Kaudis at the bank of a river itself. The best way to do it would be to crush them into choora and then burn. At least I personally do not agree with the idea of burning the Kaudis at home, either on a gas burner or through a welding machine. By the way, kachcha koyala [lakadi ka koyala] is a Kaarak Vastu of Raahu, where as Coal [patthar kaa koyalaa] is a Kaarak Vastu of Saturn.
[Varun Trivedi]

Mercury - 10th house [house for profession] Lord
is in no way associated with the 6th or the 8th houses. It is not associated with the 10th house either which could cause slow career growth. The 6th house and the 8th house have an important role to play in legal profession. Your mercury is badly placed. The 6th house represents the Criminal law where as the 8th house represents the Civil law dealing with legacy, inheritance etc. Your appearing in either of the two will not be very successful.

Mercury Well-placed
Toys are a Kaarak thing of Mercury they should be kept at home only if the Mercury is well placed and that too in the North part/area of the house. If the mercury is malefic then one should not keep the toys at home.



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