Astrological facts about brother-sister relationship

  • Oct 25, 2019
  • Pt. Punarvasu

Bhai Dooj is celebrated with much fanfare across the Indian subcontinent. It takes place on the second day of the festival of Diwali, thus concluding the five day festivities. In the southern part of the country, the day is celebrated as Yama Dwitiya. This festival is also known as Bhai Tika in some parts of the country. The celebrations of this festival is quite similar to that of Rakshabandhan.

The bond of brother and sister is the one to be cherished. But, have you ever wondered why some sibling relations are super fun and strong while others are a little jittery? Well, Vedic Astrology has some interesting facts that help shed some light on this topic.

To begin with, all brothers and sisters are different, despite being born in the same family or to the same mother. This is because as individuals they are poles apart in characteristics and nature, which they inherent basis the planetary positions during the time of their birth. So, while some brother-sister bonds are deep, some are rather hostile.

The house of siblings

Your 11th house represents elder bother/sister and your 3rd house signifies younger siblings. If the 3rd house lord is in the 11th house or vice-versa, it indicates that the native is either the youngest in the family or the eldest. Mars is the ‘karaka’ for siblings.

  • By finding out the number of signs gained by Mars or 3rd house lord (whichever is stronger), in your D-9 or Navamsa chart, you can find out the number of siblings you will have.
  • If you are eldest among your siblings, your first younger brother or sister is indicated by 3rd house, second from 5th house, third from 7th house and so on.
  • If you are the youngest among your siblings, the same is seen in anti-clockwise direction i.e. your immediate elder brother or sister is indicated by 11th house and the next from 9th house and so on.
  • Mars denotes younger siblings and Jupiter denotes elder siblings. If Jupiter is positioned in the 11th house then the native himself/herself is the eldest.
  • To predict the gender of siblings, the gender of the planet owning the sign, its strength and position relative to the sign is taken into account.

Now that you know the basis of how astrology defines the number of brothers and sisters and their gender, we will tell you some astonishing facts about how your relationship works with them…

Fact #1: The case of house strength

If your 3rd house is strong, you will be gifted with the best sibling bond. If your 11th house is strong you will be blessed with the love of elder brothers or sisters.

Fact #2: Planetary influence counts

Mercury determine the relation with your sister and Mars is for brother. So, if both these planets are well placed in your birth chart, you are sure to share a great a bond with your siblings. In the opposite case, when these planets are week in your birth chart, you will have troubled relationship with your brothers and sisters.

Fact #3: When Mars matters

Over influence of Mars (if it’s too powerful) in your birth chart can give rise to sibling rivalry. When Mars is weak in your horoscope, it suggests less attachment with brothers and younger siblings.

Fact #4: Benefactor and malefactors

If benefic are present in the 3rd, 5th, 9th or 11th house you will share a very strong and lovable bond with your sibling. However, if malefic are present in any of these houses than you will not be on friendly terms with your brothers and sisters, though you will be socially amiable.

Fact #5: Moon sign location

When your moon sign is placed in any of the natural malefic houses i.e. 6th, 8th or 12th house, it is bound to give rise to sibling rivalry.

Fact #6: Saturn’s spell

Having Saturn in the 3rd house of your birth chart will drift you apart from your brother or sister. The distance between you and your siblings here could be physical or emotional or both.

Fact #6: The mischief of Rahu and Ketu

Affliction of Rahu or Ketu in your 3rd house will give rise to disputes related to power and authority among siblings. You need to take control of your relationship to make it work and sustain in the long term, in this planetary placement.

Fact #7: Planetary movements to rescue

Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars or Jupiter in the 3rd house aid in strengthening the sibling bond. Transit of Mercury is also considered as a beneficial period to firm up your relationship with your brothers and sisters. As it moves through the houses in your birth chart, it gives you opportunities to review and reinforce your sibling bonding.

Fact #8: Characteristic of your moon sign

A lot depends on your moon sign too. So if you are an Aries sister you can be bossy, but if you are an Aries brother you will be protective towards your sister. Similarly, Gemini siblings tend to bond well on their crazy and fun ideas. Cancer siblings are affectionate and caring hut they are never going to say that on your face. For Capricorn are over protective and that may cause a little problem as you grow up.

Love prevails, in the end

While the good and bad planetary placements signifies how your relationship could be with your brothers and sisters, it is ‘you’ who could make all the difference. Remember, astrology not only tells us what is there in store for us – be it in relation to our life, family, health, career or education; but it also gives us a chance to convert adversities into opportunities and make the most of them as we progress in our life. So, even if there are apparent challenges in your relationship with your siblings, just review, rethink and try to reconcile for there is nothing greater than the bond of love that we share with our brothers and sisters and with our family.

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