- The 1st, 8th, and the 3rd are the houses of longevity, and Saturn is the chief governor of longevity.
- The 12th to any particular house denotes non-existence of the matter signified by that particular house. the 12th house (12th to the 1st), the 7th house (12th to the 8th), and the 2nd house (12th to the 3rd) are known as the Maraka, or death inflicting houses.
- The Badhaka Houses are more harmful than the Maraka Houses. So when assessing death, first consider the Badhaka house, and then the maraka house.
Note: All references to the material above are from the work and teachings of Prof. K.S. Krishnamurti, Chandrakant R. Bhatt, K. Subramainiam, Sri M.P. Shanmugam, Prof K. Hariharan, and/or publications in the KP & Astrology Journals/Yearbooks. For Book information, please go to KP Books.