It is very distressing to note that most of the marriages of even youngsters are breaking up soon after tying the nuptial knot. Irrespective of the reasons and sociological factors that are universally forcing the divide first and then the break up of marriage next between husband and wife, astrology plays a major role in the factors of uniting them or dividing them. Marriage failure is not just unto itself without any reason.
The breaking up of marriages is not limited to love marriages. Traditionally solemnized marriages are also leading to separation between a husband and wife. In some cases, marriage failure is taking place immediately after marriage and in some other cases, after some six months. In most cases, marriage failure is taking place after one year. These unwanted developments are shaking the very strength of the Indian institution of marriage.
What is the specific reason for divorce or separation between a married couple? Astrologically, the lack of meeting of minds on part of both husband and wife would generally lead to legal separation. Lack of meeting of minds generates from the absence of equality in negative thinking. It may finally lead to legal divorce.
The balancing factor
Negative thinking means disagreement between two persons on issues. When there is equality of negative thinking between two persons, they would never break up. In astrology, this negative thinking is studied in shape of negative points obtained in natal charts of persons for the purpose of compatibility.
Study of compatibility between a bride and bride groom is not complete if you take only the points obtained in the table of bride and bride groom given in each and every Panchangam (Ephemeris) in India.
This table shows points from the birth star of a bride to the birth star of the bridegroom. Most of the people go by this and if you find more than 18 points from a particular star to another star, it is taken for granted that the marriage can be solemnized. This is not hundred per cent correct.
Husband and wife should have equal negativity
However, even in cases where the table shows 30 or 34 points from bride star to bridegroom star, marriages are breaking up. Why? There is no equality of negativity between the husband and wife. The star matching is just like a positive compatibility. But what about the negative compatibility that keeps the bond between two persons together? It is a pity that astrologers do not think of learning these issues but go on guiding people on the issue of marriage with just this star matching.
Negative points (Dosha points) in a natal chart are drawn from the presence of malefic planets, Mars (Angarak or Kuja), Saturn (Sani), Rahu, Ketu and Sun, in houses second, four, seven, eight and twelve.
If there is a compatibility of negativity between a bride and bridegroom along with the compatibility of stars, the marriage is likely to last long despite several hiccups in married life.
-By J U B Sastry , astrology research writer, Paraasara Institute of Astrological Studies and Research , Hyderabad: 9618 243 729 :Telangana. India ( (Contact for training in astrology, advanced numerology and consultation: Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org)