What is "Punarphoo"?

Connection between Saturn and Moon is known as Punarphoo or Punarphoo Dosha. Shri K. S. Krishnamurti dealt Punarphoo mainly from marriage perspective and talked about Punarphoo in sixth reader (Marriage, Married Live and Children). Here is excerpt from the Sixth Reader –

“Whenever Saturn has got any connection what-so-even with Moon, there will be some obstacle or impediment, not only during negotiation but also at the time of fixation and even at the time of celebration of the marriage. This connection between Moon and Saturn causes delay, though ultimately both of them do much more good with a better partner.”

According to him headache, fear and anxiety are some of the results of Punarphoo. Though the results of Punarphoo are not very clearly defined in sixth reader, some of the possibilities due to Punarphoo are (Taken from: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/7673)
  • Broken engagement 
  • Postphonement of marriage date, after it is fixed
  • The spouse not being the first choice
  • Delay while travelling to the Marriage place etc.
Meaning of 'connection' was not very clearly defined in sixth reader. Though the following has been mentioned (taken from: Sixth reader, Page #78, Sixth Edition - June 1993) -
  1. Saturn in the star of the Moon and sub of Saturn
  2. Moon is in the star of Saturn and in sub of Moon
  3. Saturn in the houses - 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10
Later KP followers defined ‘connection’ between Saturn and Moon more precisely as follows - (taken from the book "PUNARPHOO: Saturn & Moon" - by K. Subramaniam) -
  1. Any of these connections between Saturn and Moon will result in Punarphoo
    1. Saturn in the star of the Moon and his own sub,
    2. or Moon is in the star of Saturn and in her own sub,
    3. or if Moon and Saturn are in the same sign.
  2. The condition pertains also if the Moon is in the star of Saturn and in the sub of the Moon,
  3. or if the Moon is the 3rd or 10th sign from Saturn, to Saturn's 3rd and 10th aspect from the Moon. 
Some KP astrologers prefer much simpler definition, e.g. -
  • “Punarphoo is the phenomenon  of "SAT and MOON being connected to each other .in any way” 

Whereas, some give more importance to special aspects of Saturn and the houses involved -
  • Punarphoo dosha, is mainly caused by the evil aspect of Sat over the Moon, by his powerful IIIrd and Xth aspect, mainly,and his other aspects on the Moon are secondary.
  • Punarphoo will cause some obstacles, not only during negotiations for marriage but ALSO at the time of celebration of the marriage. It can upset and change the date set for the marriage.
  • Further, if Saturn is deposited in the constellation of Moon and sub of Sat and if Moon is deposited in the I, III, V, VII, and X, then such difficulties arise

Later some KP astrologers also expended definition of Punarphoo for other aspect of life like profession etc. and interpreted it for delay and obstacle in those areas. Punarphoo is a horary chart is also interpreted by some KP astrologer as delay in getting results related to the the question under consideration (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/8658). 

Here is what Mr Vaikari Ramamurthy has written about the effects of Punarphoo (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/20724)
  1. Our beloved guruji in his readers mentioned about this "Punarphoo" only in some marriage matters and he has not elaborated this (any other) aspect of Sat-Moon combination.
  2. I had lot of experience of this Sat-Moon combination, i.e. Punarphoo dosha not only in marriage aspect, but each and every aspect of a man's life. We can call it is a Dosha of this Moon-Sat combination like mars dosha and other malefic doshas.
  3. I have covered almost all the cases such as marriage, progeny, love affairs, intercaste marriage, delays profession, denial of marriage, betrothal, marriage agreements, mismatched marriage and also some miserable life of the native due to the presence of this Sat-Moon combination, i.e. Punarphoo
Some astrologers considered Punarphoo impacts aspects of life signified by the houses with which Saturn and Moon are connected. For example, if the Saturn and Moon are connected with 10th house, it will create delay and impediments in profession and career (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/8691)

The Cancellation of "Punarphoo" 

(Taken from: "Cancellation of Punarphoo" by the late Pt. K.R. Kar in the "K.P. & Astrology" - 1996 Annual issue (pages 69-72) - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/8690)

Generally speaking, connection of Sun with the Punarphoo causing planets (Saturn and Moon) results in cancellation of Punarphoo. Precisely speaking, cancellation takes place due to following conditions -
  1. Sat or Moon or both in association with Sun in one sign (could involve even two houses)
  2. Sat or Moon in the star of Sun
  3. Sun is in a star, lord of which is near either Moon or Saturn.
  4. Sun is in the star of either Moon or Sat
  5. Any planet near the Moon or Saturn, but is posited in the star of Sun
  6. Sat or Moon is in the sub-sub of Sun