Four Step Theory and Explanation

The Basic principle of KP is that A Planet gives the results indicated by its Star Lord and Sub Lord.

THE FOUR STEPS TO DETERMINE HOUSES SIGNIFIED BY ANY PLANET ARE:

1. The Planet itself (House residence,Houses Owned)

2. The Star Lord of the Planet: (Same house resident,houses owned)

3. The SUB LORD of the Planet :

4. The Star Lord of this sub lord:

For prediction, we have to consider that all houses, are signified by
the Planet, some Primarily, and some Secondarily

THE 1ST STEP in the 4 step Theory is: A Planet becomes the Significator
Of the HOUSE where it resides, and of the House/Houses It OWNS

This rule is modified depending on wether there are other planets in the
STARS of this Planet, and wether the Houses owned are Empty or have some
other planets in them. (Hers,Neptune,Pluto,For are not considered for this
conditions.

IF THERE ARE NO PLANETS IN THE STARS OF THE PLANET,(the planet is not the
Star Lord of any other planet) THEN it becomes THE PRINCIPAL Significator
of the House where it Resides. Otherwise, it becomes a secondary Signific
ator of the House where it resides.

If a PLANET Is Primary significator of Residence, then it becomes the Pri
ncipal of the houses owned ONLY IF THAT HOUSE IS EMPTY, otherwise it is the
secondary significator of the house owned

If the Planet is itself a SECONDARY significator of House of RESIDENCE then
it will be also Secondary Significator of Houses owned EVEN IT EMPTY.

IF A PLANET IS IN ITS OWN STAR, then it Automatically becomes the Primary
significatro of the House of residence (even if there other planets in its
stars). It becomes principal significator of houses it owns, if empty

SECOND STEP: The Star LORD OF THE PLANET UNDER CONSIDERATION

In this step, the STAR LORD automatically Becomes the Principal Significator
of the House of Residence, and Of the Houses owned, if Empty.

FOR RAHU AND KETU same rules apply. Rahu/Ketu get addittionl representation
as Representative of the Lord of house where they Reside

THIRD STEP: The sub Lord of the Planet:
The houses signified are determined as per 1st step only

Fourth step: The Star Lord of Sub Lord
The houses are found applyin the same rules as Second Step

Another point is to consider Signifcators by conjunction(3.33 deg) between
planets, as also signifed by the planet considered.
The conjoined planet acts as an agent of the planet to which it is
conjoined.

Practical Apllication of the theory:

Examples:

Child birth: When?

Rule: The 5th (as qurrent is lady) Sub Lord must be the Primary significator
of 2nd/5th/or 11th. Only if this is positive then we fix the time.
5th sub Lord is Mercury: The houses signified by this Planet are found to be

Mer: 8P,9,6P (Mer in 8th:Noplanets in Mer Stars: 9,not empty.6th empty)

Star Lo: Ven: 8P,10,5 (Star Lord hence P: Houses owned not empty no Not P)

SUB : Mars :10P,11,4

StL of SUB :Sat: 9P,2eP,1eP

The 5th Sub Lord has become the Principal Significator of 2nd in the fourth
step: THERFORE we conclude that lady will have children:

To fix time, we must now test the Dasa,Bhukti,& Antara Lords.
Moon Dasa balance 6 months,28 days. We cannot consider this as birth of a
child is not possible in 6/7 months.

So consider next MARS dasa

Check the houses signified by Dasa Lord Mars:(all 4 steps to be seen)

1st step Mars: 10P,11,4

2nd Sat : 9P,1P,2P

3rd Ven : 8P,10,5

4th Ven : 8P,10,5

Since Mars is Primary Sig of 2nd House, this can be selected.

IMPORTANT: IN SELECTING THE DASA/BHUKTI/ANTARA , we MUST see that all the
Houses 2,5,11 are signified :

Since we have selected Mars Dasa, which signifies 2 primarily, the Bhukti
Lord must primarily signify 5 or 11 :Antara should signify the remaining

Now in Mars Dasa, we have to ignore Mars Bhukti, as only 2nd house is
signified:

Next RAHU :He is PS of 7 and 8: Though he is SS of 5th we pass on

NEXT JUPITER: He is PS of 11,12,10,4,8
Since the 11th is found in the pricipal significators, We SELECT THAT AS
BHUKTI:

Next is Antara: The Antara Lord has to be the PS of the remaining 5th
house: When looking thru other Planets, we get MOON as Primarily signifing
5th in the 1st itself. So we select this.

The period thus is 3/5/1987 to 31/5/1987. The birth took place in June 87.

The Ayanamsa used was later corrected. This adds 13 days to the Dasa ending
etc. So the timimg is fairly correct.

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below is an elaborate example for Marriage.

DATE :SATURDAY E: 17 – 11 – 1973 : TIME: 10 H. 0 M. 0 S.
DASA BAL. : Ket 6 Y. 11 M. 0 Days: ENDS on 17 – 10 – 1980
Lat 21N10: Long 75:41
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
PLANET SgL StL SbL IN Owns HOUSE SgL StL SbL
SUN Mar Jup Mar 11 -9Ep 1 Jup Ven Sun
MOO Sun Ket Ket 8 -8 2 Sat Moo Mer
MAR Mar Ket Ven 4 -5Ep-12 3 Sat Jup Mer
MER Ven Rah Sun 10 -7Ep-10 4 Jup Mer Jup
JUP Sat Moo Rah 1 -1 -4 5 Mar Ven Ket
VEN Jup Ven Rah 1 -6 -11 6 Ven Moo Ven
SAT Mer Rah Sat 6 -2Ep-3Ep 7 Mer Rah Ven
RAH Jup Ket Rah 12 8 Moo Mer Ket
KET Mer Rah Rah 6 9 Sun Ven Mer
10 Mer Mar Jup
11 Ven Jup Ket
12 Mar Mer Ven

EMPTY HOUSES -NOT occupied by Sun to Ketu ARE 2 3 5 7 9
RASI Lord PARIVARTANA
STAR Lord PARIVARTANA Rah-Ket Ket-Rah
SUB Lord PARIVARTANA
planets conjuct : Nil
E= empty house. P/p= PRIMARY SIGNIFICATION
Basic 4 step Data
PLANET : KET 6-(Mer 10-7E) Since Ketu has sec sig
only. Its agent Merc also
has Secondary sig. Though
by itself Merc has P sig
of 10th see below
It’s STAR Lord : Rah 12p-(Jup 1p-4 ) Rule 2
It’s SUB Lord : Rah 12-(Jup 1-4 )
SUB’s STAR Lord : Ket 6p-(Mer 10P-7Ep) As Ket has primary sig
here Merc get pri sig at
this stage.
PLANET : VEN * 1P-6 -11
It’s STAR Lord : Ven * 1P-6 -11
It’s SUB Lord : Rah 12-(Jup 1 -4 )
SUB’s STAR Lord : Ket 6p-(Mer 10P-7Ep) Ditto

PLANET : SUN + 11P-9Ep
It’s STAR Lord : Jup 1p-4
It’s SUB Lord : Mar + 4P-5Ep-12
SUB’s STAR Lord : Ket 6p-(Mer 10P-7Ep)

PLANET : MOO 8
It’s STAR Lord : Ket 6p-(Mer 10P-7Ep)
It’s SUB Lord : Ket 6-(Mer 10-7E )
SUB’s STAR Lord : Rah 12p-(Jup 1p-4 )

PLANET : MAR + 4P-5Ep-12
It’s STAR Lord : Ket 6p-(Mer 10P-7Ep)
It’s SUB Lord : Ven * 1P-6 -11
SUB’s STAR Lord : Ven * 1P-6 -11

PLANET : RAH 12-(Jup 1 -4 )
It’s STAR Lord : Ket 6p-(Mer 10P-7Ep)
It’s SUB Lord : Rah 12-(Jup 1-4 )
SUB’s STAR Lord : Ket 6p-(Mer 10P-7Ep)

PLANET : JUP 1 -4
It’s STAR Lord : Moo 8p
It’s SUB Lord : Rah 12-(Jup 1-4 )
SUB’s STAR Lord : Ket 6p-(Mer 10P-7Ep)

PLANET : SAT + 6P-2Ep-3Ep
It’s STAR Lord : Rah 12p-(Jup 1p-4 )
It’s SUB Lord : Sat + 6P-2Ep-3Ep
SUB’s STAR Lord : Rah 12p-(Jup 1p-4 )

PLANET : MER + 10P-7Ep
It’s STAR Lord : Rah 12p-(Jup 1p-4 )
It’s SUB Lord : Sun + 11P-9Ep
SUB’s STAR Lord : Jup 1p-4

The Question to be Answered is the Marriage of the Native.

Apply KP rule: 7th cusp Sub Lord must signify 2,7, or 11.

In the present case 7th cusp Sub lord is Venus. Now see his significance
He signigies 7th Principally at Step 4. The secondary signification is not
considered. SO THE NATIVE WILL MARRY .

NEXT QUESTION WHEN ?

When the question was asked Ven Dasa running for one month only.
Next Dasa of SUN is selected:
Sun in 1st step is Principal significator of 11th and 7th.
So Sun Dasa and Sun Bhukti is selected.

NOW WE HAVE TO GET THE 3RD SIGNIFICANCE FOR HOUSE 2.

An examination of the Planets and Houses signified shows that
only SAT principally signifies the 2nd. So the marriage is predicted
to take place in SUN DASA: SUN BHUKTI: SAT ANTARA;
This period is 5/12/2000 to 22/12/2000.
But during this period
Saturn is RETROGRADE. So this was not selected.
Take MOON Bhukti: Moon is Principal sig of 7th, Sun of 11th
Take Sat antara for 2nd, thus complete the chain.

This period comes 19/4/2001 to 18/5/2001. This period was predicted
for Marriage.
THE MARRIAGE WAS CELEBRATED ON 18/4/2001.
This is from Nakshtra Dena of Divali 2001.

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