SIGNIFICANCE OF GULIKA (MAANDI)
Gulika son of Saturn holds a position of prime importance in the evaluation of a natal chart . Also called as Maandi, it like Rahu and Kethu, has no Physical existence. But it always makes a difference in the natal chart output. Gulika is generally considered the most malefic entity in a chart. According to the set standards of assessment of maleficence , is surpasses all natural malefics. Gulika enjoys a special status almost like an independent planet, and in astrological classics it is considerd as a miner planet or sub planet. In the traditional astrological practice, the Gulika Kundali (a horoscopic chart, with houses reckoned from the position of Gulika) used to be an essential component of the Thalakkuri (the scroll carrying the horoscopic details of a native, according to the traditional system of making horoscope in India. In vedic astrology, Gulika and maandi considered synonymous although some people try to differentiate between them. Gulika denotes a certain segment of time controlled by Saturn. The word Maandi is derived from Manda or sluggish, another name of Saturn.
Results of Gulika:
Gulika in the first House most certainly reduces the good results of chart. When Gulika occupies the Ascendant the native will be a thief, be cruel and devoid of modesty, unlettered in Vedas and Sastras, will not be slim, have a deformed eye, be wanting intelligence, have a few children, be a glutton, mostly miserable, lustful and depraved, not long living, nor brave; will be stupid and short tempered.
When Gulika occupies the second House, the native will not talk in a pleasant way, will be quarrelsome, will have little wealth, or corn and be living in foreign land. He will not be true to his word, nor could take part in any discussion intelligently.
If Gulika is posited in the third House, native born will be known for his aloofness, pride, drunkenness and such other bad habits, will be mostly short tempered and ostentatious in the acquisition of wealth. He will be without a sense of distress and fear and will be without brothers and sisters.
When Gulika occupies the forth house, the native has no relatives, vehicles and wealth.
When Gulika occupies fifth House it leads to troubles from progeny. And so on.
Only in houses 3, 6, 10 and 11 does Gulika generate beneficial results.
When Gulika is in the 7th house, the native will be quarrelsome, have many wives , be hostile to people and ungrateful; a man of little learning and somewhat angry.
If Gulika occupies 8th house the native has a deformed face, week and impaired eyes; of short stature.
Natives having Gulika in the 11th house in their birth chart will be blessed with happiness, children, intelligence, power and beauty.
Gulika in the 12th house will make the native insensitive to sexual pleasure, poverty – stricken and incurring heavy expenditure.
The good results of Gulika (from its placement in the above houses ) are lost when the Rashi and Navamsha lords of Gulika are ‘neecha’ (debilitated) or combust.
To Mitigate the Evil