more well‐defined significator of the self. Therefore, the D‐3 and D‐9 Varga charts are
v In addition to the Lagna, the 3 rd , 11 th and 10 th houses are also indicators of self.
v The Sun, significator of self, and the Moon, all‐important ruler of the mind and its
impulses, are treated as secondary Lagnas in Vedic astrology (Surya Lagna and Chandra
Lagna). For example, an afflicted Moon may indicate mental aberration and a lack of
self‐control ‐ as when the Moon is influenced by Mars, reckless and aggressive
behavior may be indicated.
v Mercury is another planet, which controls our nervous system. Though Mercury is
not read as a secondary Lagna in Indian astrology, its affliction weakens the nervous
system and reflects the potential for aggressive, vengeful and impulsive traits.
v One should also note the malefic argala, i.e., the presence of a malefic planet in the 2 nd ,
4 th or 11 th house from the Lagna or Moon.
v For microanalysis, one should also examine the D‐12 (Dwadashamsha) and the Cyclic
1. The Lagna and/or Lagna lord (Lagnesha).
2. Any of the Kendras—the 1 st , 4 th , 7 th or 10 th house.
3. The Moon or its dispositor.
4. The Navamshesh (the Lagna in the D‐9 chart).
The following case studies illustrate a number of combinations for aggression and
impulsivity. From these examples, it is apparent that anti‐social criminal behavior is more
likely to occur when an assortment of these astrological dynamics converge in the natal