Understanding About Spouse and Marriage Compatibility is an important matter in Indian traditions. The number of traditional ‘arranged marriage’ in India is decreasing and a question naturally coming up in people’s minds is, Do we need to check for compatibility in the case of ‘love marriage’?. In my opinion, the compatibility check is not needed for a couple who are already in a relationship. They are compatible with each other and that is the reason they are in a relation.
In Vedic Astrology, there is multiple logic used to check for compatibility. Porutham is used in Kerala, almost a similar method is used in Tamil Nadu and the other South Indian States. Guna Milan method is used in North India.
Birth Chart analysis of the couple is the best option when it comes to compatibility and matters related to the spouse. An Astrologer will be able to closely analyze the 7th house, 7th lord, Venus and Jupiter, Navamsa or D-9 chart, and optionally saptamsa or D-7 chart
A proper analysis can give you an idea about the Spouse’s general character, health, and other matters that may impact marriage union.
Matters related to relationship, love, Marriage, and Sex is connected with the 7th house, 7th lord, and Venus in a birth chart. Sage Parashara in his Brihat Parasha Hora Shastra, mentioned an important point regarding the 7th house. According to him, the 7th house without any planet is better. Since the 7th house is known as the Maraka house or killer house, a planet positioned in that house may become a Maraka Grha or a killer planet for that person.
Venus is the significator of Marriage and if this planet is situated in the 7th house, it will only destroy matters related to marriage. Venus will tend to ‘overdo’ things. Or in other words, expectations of the person from their spouse will be high and over the years the relationship may get strained.
Mars is a well-known planet that stands against marriage. Mars when afflicting the 7th house of a person, will for sure bring some disharmony in their relationship. But there is another villain who is capable to bring separation and divorce, and it is Sun. In Modern days, the ego is ‘the villain’ in relationships and so an afflicted Sun in connection with the 7th house is capable to cause more damage than Mars, Ketu, or Saturn.
So marriage compatibility in vedic astrology is one of the best tool to understand ourselves and about our spouse, which in turn will help us to mold and adjust ourselves for a better harmony in married life.