Fertility and conception is seen from the first and fifth house. The first and fifth house from AL and in addition from Lagna/ Saptamsa Lagna also can be examined for confirming fertility and conception.
Consider the Arudha Padas of the third and ninth houses from the Sun and the eighth houses from these. If Mercury and Venus are in (these eighth houses) from the Arudha Padas, conception is unlikely (i.e. the native is barren)
If the Sun is in 2nd/ 8th from the above said Arudha Padas, it will cause infertility. If Sun is in 6th or 12th from the above said Arudha Padas, then also conception is unlikely.
In this manner, examine fertility/ conception from the third and ninth from the Lagna (and Atmakaraka). It may be noted that when the fertility indication from the Lagna and Sun are variant, the Lagna will prevail. In case of variance, if the Sun shows fertility and the ascendant shows infertility, medical intervention is required. If both Sun & Lagna shows infertility, there can be no cure.
Case Study 1. A3 – Leo A9 – Cancer AS3 – Leo AS9 – Cancer
In this chart, the Sun is in Leo and the third and ninth house Arudha Padas are Leo (AS3) and Cancer (AS9) respectively. AS9 is stronger as AS3 has Sun and Moon conjoined making it weaker whereas AS9 has Rahu and Mars. Sun is in 2nd from AS9 indicating infertility.
The Lagna is Leo with the Arudha Padas of the third and ninth houses in Leo and Cancer respectively. Again A9 is stronger and Sun is in 2nd from A9 indicating infertility.
Adding more to it, Jupiter the natural Putrakaraka and 5th lord is conjoined with Saturn, Mercury and Venus. All these three planets tend to obstruct Naisargika Putrakaraka Jupiter, indicating infertility. Since all indicators are indicating infertility, the native will have no child. The native is having health issues like diabetes, kidney problem, BP etc and as per medical advice; it is very difficult to conceive.
Case Study 2. A3 – Capricorn A9 – Virgo AS3 – Aquarius AS9 – Leo
In this chart, the Sun is in Aries and the 3rd and 9th house Arudha Padas are Aquarius (AS3) and Leo (AS9) respectively. Now AS3 is stronger being aspected by Rahu. Sun is in 3rd from AS3 indicating fertility. Also 8th house from AS3 doesn’t have the conjunction of Mercury and Venus, indicating fertility.
The Lagna is Pisces with the Arudha Padas of the 3rd and 9th houses in Capricorn and Virgo respectively. A9 is stronger having aspect of Saturn, Mars and Venus. Sun is in 8th from A9 indicating infertility. Lagna is showing infertility whereas Sun is showing fertility. This indicates medical intervention is required. The native has two daughters after initial medical intervention.
Case Study 3. A3 – Taurus A9 – Gemini AS3 – Saggitarius AS9 – Leo
In this chart, the Sun is in Aquarius and the 3rd and 9th house Arudha Padas are Saggitarius (AS3) and Leo (AS9) respectively. AS9 is stronger having Mars and Moon conjoining it. Sun is in 7th from AS9 indicating fertility.
The Lagna is Gemini with the Arudha Padas of the 3rd and 9th houses in Taurus (A3) and Gemini (A9). A9 is stronger having Mercury conjoining it. Sun is in 9th from A9 indicating fertility. As both Lagna and Sun are indicating fertility, the native should have children. But the real life facts are quite different. This can be seen from Saptamsa Chart.
As per Jaimini Sutra 1.4.24, Mercury, Saturn and/or Venus in Saptamsa Lagna tend to deny children or progenic bliss.
Saturn, Mercury and Venus all three are in trines to Saptamsa Lagna indicating dominating influence on Saptamsa Lagna and thus denying children and progenic bliss.
This case also indicates that the system of Arudha Padas from the Sun and Lagna is only indicative and a final decision can be had only from the Saptamsa chart.
There are other factors which can deny progeny. I will try to explain them from following examples:
Case Study 4. A3 – Capricorn A9 – Leo AS3 – Taurus AS9 – Saggitarius
In this chart, AS3 and AS9 is in Taurus and Saggitarius respectively, whereas A3 and A9 is in Capricorn and Leo. AS9 is stronger being aspected by Rahu, Mars and Saturn and conjoined by Mercury and Ketu. Sun is in 2nd from AS9 indicating infertility. On the other hand, A3 is stronger and Sun is placed in A3 indicating fertility. When Lagna indicates fertility and Sun indicates infertility, it means that the soul doesn’t want to enter in the womb. This needs astrological intervention. Now if we look at the chart more deeply, 5th house is very heavily afflicted by Rahu, Mars and Saturn aspect. Jupiter is placed in MKS in Libra and Libra is Sunya Rasi for Magha Nakshatra in which Moon is. This clearly denies children indicating there will be a void on children front in the native’s life forever.