I am happy to discuss about the horoscope of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a great Indian Mathematical geniuses.
As per the above horoscope of Mr. Ramanujam, the Ascendant is Taurus and the lord of the first house is Venus. His Venus is placed in his 6th house of Libra and his 8th houselord [Sagittarius]which is Jupiter is placed in his 7th house of Scorpio. 7th place is known as MaragaSthanamwhich means either the 7th Lord or the planets occupying 7th house could cause death. The Lord of the 8th house Jupiter which is responsible to extend the life span this planet is placed in the 7th House. The Lord of the Ascendant was badly placed in the 6th House Libra. The bad placements of the above planets is responsible for his death in his early age. He was born on 22ndDecember 1887 and passed away in the age of 33 on 26th April 1920.
Mercury is the planet of communication. It represents the fields relating to Mathematics, Astrology, Journalism and Engineering apart from trade, banking, accounting and computers. Mercury is responsible for quick thinking, possibilities, opinions, reasoning and the ability to rationalize things. Mercury is the planet which plays a significant role in the field of education and research. People who have strong Mercury n their horoscopes can shine in the field of education and can become famous. Mercury is also responsible for providing the knowledge and can promote communication which can be languages like Tamil and also responsible for proving analytical thinking required for Mathematical skills.
As per Vedic astrology, Budha-Aditya Yoga is formed when Mercury is in conjunction with Sun. If two ruling planets or sign lords mutually exchange their positions and occupy each others house, Parivartana Yoga or SthanParivartana yoga is formed.It is a very powerful yoga because it can multiply the power of both of the planets and occupying their own house
In his horoscope, Mercury is placed in Scorpio whose lord Mars is placed in Virgo creating a Parivatana Yoga. Mars is placed in Virgo where Mercury is exalted and it has given the power to Mars. Whereas Mercury occupies the house of Mars where it gets the power of Mars which resulted in double the power to the planets.
Mercury is the lord of the 2nd and 5th house in the above horoscope. Basic education is determined by the 2nd house and higher education is determined by the 5th house. Only individuals with strong 5th house can attain remarkable success in the education career.
The placement of the planet Mercury was so powerful in the own house and exalted, he inventedmore than 3900 theories and formulas, which are not only used in Mathematics but also in Polymer Chemistry, Computer Science and many other branches.
The placement of strong 5th house has created name and fame for him. For creating name and fame, we need a strong ascendant [1sthouse lord] and strong 5th house. In his case, he has a strong fifth house whereas the ascendant lord was badly placed in the 6th house which is considered to be the house of the enemy, diseases etc. Apart from that Venus is also in Jupiter star where as the Jupiter is Maragathipathi ( can give death ) because the ascendant is Sthiram for this house Jupiter and Mercury are Maragathipathi , if the Venus is in the other star then he might have a long life but it was in Visagam star that is Jupiter’s star.This is the reason for his short living the god created earth where as his fame will not die for ever.