Estimating the life span of the native is a hazardous task in Astrology. There are numerous rules in Vedic astrology to determine low-medium-long span of life. In KP rules are simple and clear to the point.
The sub lord of Ascendant determines the quantum of life
The sub lord of 8th house determine the reason for death
2-7-12 houses are considered as Maraka houses
11th house for movable (Chara lagnas – Mesha-Kataka-Tula-Makara ) Ascendants, 9th house for fixed Ascendants (Sthira lagnas – Vrishabha – Simha- Vrishchik- Kumbha ) and 7th house for Dual Ascendants (Dwiswabhava Lagnas – Mithuna- Kanya-Dhanus-Meena ) are considered as “Badhaka houses”
If the sub lord of Ascendant is connected with Maraka and/or Badhaka houses then the lifespan will be short
if the sub lord of ascendant is connected with the Maraka/Badhaka houses and also with 1, 3, 5, 9 (other than fixed ascendants), 10 and 11 (other than movable ascendants) houses then the lifespan will be medium
If the sub lord of ascendant is connected with 1, 3, 5, 9, 10 and 11 houses then lifespan will be long
If the sub lord of ascendant is connected with 6, 8 and 12 houses then one may suffer from health issues or imprisonment but it has nothing to do with the lifespan. In such a case if there is connection with the Maraka and Badhaka houses then alone we help to predict short life otherwise connected with other houses one should predict medium or long lifespan.
Death will take place during the conjoined periods of planets connected with Maraka and Badhaka houses. This particular period should be selected considering the strength of the ascendant sub lord.
If the ascendant sub lord is showing short span of life then the earliest period of planets connected with Maraka and Badhaka houses implementing between 1-25 years will result in death.
If the ascendant sub lord is showing union span of life then the period of planets connected with Maraka and Badhaka houses implementing between 25-50 years will result in death.
Note: In my experience, I observe that the period of the sub lord of ascendant which is indicating short span of life will be of significance in implementing the event of death.
If the ascendant sub lord is a showing long span of life then the period of planets connected with Maraka and Badhaka houses ruling between 50 and 100 years will result in death.
The periods mentioned above should be supported by the transit of planets also. In KP we should always remember that the period and transit should be in sync cause any event to happen. This is the rule for all events of life. It is only clever selection of significators that can cause an event and the observation of transits prevailing during that period assure accurate prediction.
Transit means the significators of relevant houses should transit in the star or subdivision of planets connected to relevant houses with special reference to the stars or subs of planets ruling the period.
An important clue to ascertain transit is that those planets that support ascendant to survive should transit in the stars and the subs of planets connected to death. That means the transit of ascendant lord and the sub lord of ascendant should transit in important zones.
In light of above principles of KP astrology, I would like to present horoscope of a native suffering with muscular dystrophy. We have to ascertain the possible lifespan of this native. The following is the birth horoscope of the native:
As said earlier, the sub lord of ascendant is the deciding factor. Here Sun is sub lord of ascendant. It is deposited in the star of Moon and the Venus subdivision. Moon being lord of 9th house (Badhaka) is located in 6th house (as per KP house division chart). Further Venus is in 7th house (Maraka house) is in Rahu star located in 12th house (Maraka house) and representing Venus again. Therefore Sun is strongly connected with 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 houses. Among them, 2 and 12 are Maraka houses whereas 9 is Badhaka house. Remaining 6 and 8 houses denotes the quality of life the native is going to enjoy depending upon the ruling period.
However it can be said that the lifespan of the native is short due to the direct and strong connection with the negative houses.
Presently the native is under Moon-Mars period till Jan 2020. Moon-Rahu will rule between Jan 2020 and Jul 2021.
In my opinion Moon-Rahu-Mars period that rules between June and July 2021 is anxious.
In July 2021, Jupiter will be transiting in Saturn-Rahu zone, Sun will be transiting in Mercury-Rahu zone, Venus will be in the star of Saturn, Saturn is in the sub of mercury, Rahu is in the sub of Jupiter transiting in trine aspect with the Saturn, Mars is in Mercury star.
On 01-07-2021, Moon will be in the star of Saturn which can be considered as critical.