You must have had an idea by now as to how to apply the predictive principles and find out the things. Now try to remember the following things and some additional principles.
Any planet, even a natural malefic planet too, should be strong in the horoscope. If a planet is strong, its characteristics in general would be very dominant. For example, Mars is strong, say exalted, in a horoscope. Mars is no doubt a natural malefic planet in the horoscope.
The exaltation or the strength of Mars would give to the native a strong ambition, dynamism, stubbornness, push and of course short temperament and angry nature too.
If Sun is strong in the horoscope, it gives him name and fame, status and rank to the native. These are the general indications given by these two planets. If any planet is in exaltation, you have to assess similarly.
If any of these planets is weak, you have to say that the characteristics represented by the particular planet would be generally weak in the life of the native.
But simultaneously, you have to think of differently of Sun as a functional planet. In case Sun is exalted in the horoscope for a person of Makara Lagna, as lord of the 8th house, how to predict?
Here, take exaltation first differently of Sun as a natural planet. As sun is exalted, the person would definitely get name and fame in his activity. As Sun represents Governmental activities and Government agencies or officials, his relations with government would be cordial and he / she would have something to do with government.
But Sun becomes the lord of 8th house and what could be its result? You have to say that Sun is exalted as 8th lord. It means that as 8th lord Sun is very strong. Now, 8th house represents longevity. It is an indication that the person would have good longevity. If Saturn, natural signifier of longevity (Please refer to the special characteristics of Saturn. If longevity is not mentioned in those characteristics of Saturn, add longevity) is also strong, the person can be assured of full longevity. Of course you will learn about this afterwards.
Fourth house represents mind and mother. Sun is a royal planet and this indicates in general that the mother of the native is of very royal nature. You can also say that the native always thinks in a royal way.
Again, Sun becomes functional malefic as 8th lord. Please refer to the lessons how to predict 3 and 4. As functional malefic, he is very strong and sitting in Aries (or Mesha) in 4th house. Exaltation takes place only in Aries and Aries becomes 4th house for Capricorn (Makara) ascendants.
As a strong 8th lord is sitting in 4th house representing domestic happiness, mother, comforts, vehicles, the native is likely to experience troubles in those matters during the sub / sub-sub period of Sun. Mother may have problems or the native may lose his / her comforts.
Above all, Sun represents fire and its presence in fourth house indicates that the native may waste away his / her ancestral property.
This is the way you have to predict.
Sun should be studied in relation to Yogas too. If Venus is present is fifth house, as you see in the following predictive example chart, you have to say that Venus is in second house to Sun. Now refer to the lesson on Yogas. If natural benefic planets are situated in second house to Sun, it forms Subha Vesi Yoga. Now Venus presence in the second house to Sun in the mentioned chart is forming Subha Vesi Yoga.
This means that during the sub period of Sun in the main period of Venus or vice versa, or during the sub-sub period of sun in the sub period of Venus, the native gets name and fame in his / her field.
As I have mentioned above, different types of results are experienced by the native during the sub / sub-sub periods of Sun.
You must apply this type of analysis to different planets.
More analysis of the chart given below will come to you in the next lesson.