Death of father seen through Vedic Astrology- Example chart
First of all, we should know that Sun and 9th house represents the father in Vedic Astrology. You can see in the chart that 9th house lord, Jupiter, is placed in the 8th house of death and this placement itself is not good as 9th lord is placed in a house which is 12th from the 9th and anything 12th loss is a loss or death and also in general 8th house, 7th house, and 3rd house are considered Maraka Houses in Vedic Astrology and Maraka means death inflicting.
Also, if you see the placement of Sun then it is placed in the 3rd house which is also a Maraka house as I mentioned before. 3rd house is 8th from the 8th house and so 3rd house is the higher self of 8th house and so it is also a death inflicting house.
Now let us first look at the dashas (Vimsottari Dasha). On 11 Nov 1998 when his father passed away he was running the Mahadasha of Mercury and Mercury rules the 3rd house for a Cancer ascendant and also the sign of Virgo is a sign of diseases and bad health and his Sun is placed there and Sun represents the father in Vedic Astrology as said before.
So Mahadasha of Mercury was favourable for such an incident to happen as Mercury rules the 3rd house which is a death inflicting house as said before. The thing is when the dasha of a particular planet is running then all those houses get activated which are ruled by that planet and whichever house the planet is placed.
Now coming to Anterdasha the native was running the anterdasha of Mars and Mars rules the 5th house and the 10th house for a Cancer ascendant native and Mars is placed in the 3rd house along with Sun in the sign of Virgo and Virgo is a sign of Mercury whose Mahadasha was already running and so Anterdasha was also quite favourable for an event like death to happen as Mars was placed in a death inflicting house and conjuncting Sun and Sun represents father as I mentioned before. Also, Mars is natural malefic and Mars rules the 8th house of death in the default zodiac so Mars has to do with death.
Also, Rahu is placed in the sign of Scorpio which is again a sign of Mars and Rahu is also malefic in nature and so it added fuel to fire. We should always remember that dasha and anterdasha should be favourable for an event to happen and that is most important other than transits. Transits are useless unless dasha and anterdasa is supporting the event.
Now let us look at the transit of planets on 11 Nov 1998 when his father passed away. At that time Saturn was transiting his 9th house of father and also Saturn was retrograding which makes it more malefic. When malefic like Saturn transit through the 9th house then it is always a risk to the life of father especially when 9th lord is placed in the death inflicting 8th house.
Also, the sign of Pisces falls on the 9th house for a Cancer ascendant which is again a sign of losses or liberation (which is nothing but death) and so Saturn was transiting through a risky sign in the 9th house at the time of death. Also, 9th lord is Jupiter and so Jupiter also represents father and Jupiter is placed in the sign of Aquarius in the 8th house and Aquarius is a sign of Saturn and Saturn in the birth chart is also placed in the 12th house of liberation and in transit also Ketu was transiting the 7th house in the sign of Saturn (Capricorn) and 7th house is also the Maraka House as mentioned before.
From the 7th house malefic Ketu was aspecting the 3rd house, through its 9th aspect, where Sun is placed and Ketu is also malefic to Sun. Ketu dasha was also running when the death took place on 11 Nov 1998 and this again added fuel to the fire. But of course, Ketu dasha was running under Mars anterdasha and Mercury Mahadasha.
Also, Rahu was transiting through the 1st house and from there it was aspecting the 9th house (through 9th aspect) and so both malefics, Saturn and Rahu, were aspecting the 9th house of the father. Also, Jupiter was transiting the 8th house of death and Jupiter rules the sign of Pisces which is again a sign of liberation and so Jupiter also has to do with liberation in the 8th house. So you see so many negative apsects were there from malefics on the 3rd house and the 9th house and that ultimately caused the death.
Also, at the time of death Sun was transiting through the sign of Libra and Sun is considered debilitated in the sign of Libra and also lord of Libra, Venus, is conjuncting Sun in the 3rd house in the birth chart and so in that sense also it becomes so negative for Sun.
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