Houses for Longevity, Health & Education
I. Consider the houses 1, 8 and 3 for longevity.
2 (a) Maraka houses. The 12th to any particular house denotes non-existence of the matter signified by that particular house. So the houses 12 (12th to I), 7 (12th to 8 and 2 (12th to 3) are known as the Maraka (death dealing) houses.
(b) Badhaka houses. The house 11 is hadhaka (harmful to life) to those born in Movable signs as their Ascendants; the 9th for those born in Fixed signs and the 7th for those born in Common signs.
3. Death : The Badhaka houses are more harmful than the Maraka houses. So for death consider first the Badhaka house and then the Maraka houses. Saturn is the chief governor of longevity.
Consider the Ascendant for health.
Disease and Cure:
Consider the house 6 for sickness or disease. For cure consider the houses I, 5 and 11 (1st. health, 5th is 12th to 6. absence of sickness, 11th is 12th to 12. absence of bedridden sickness).
Consider the houses 8 and 12 for accident (8th-serious illness, accident, suicide; 12th-self-undoing, confinement in bed or hospital). Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu cause an accident.
(a) Consider the houses 4, 9 and 11 for education (4th is the main house for education, it denotes preparation for examinations, academic qualificattons, regular attendance in school or college; 9th-deep study and higher education; 11th-fulfilment of desires). The 6th house shows Competitive examination (it is 12th from 7 i.e. loss to others and gain to you).
(b) Completion of education : Consider the houses 3, 5 and 8 (being 12th from 4, 6 and 9 respectively). Mercury and Jupiter are the chief governors of education.