ata urdhvam angarako ’pi yojana-laksa-dvitaya upalabhyamanas tribhis tribhih paksair ekaikaso rasin dvadasanubhunkte yadi na vakrenabhivartate prayenasubha-graho ’gha-samsah.
atah—from this; urdhvam—above; angarakah—Mars; api—also; yojana-laksa-dvitaye—at a distance of 1,600,000 miles; upalabhyamanah—is situated; tribhih tribhih—with each three and three; paksaih—fortnights; eka-ekasah—one after another; rasin—the signs; dvadasa—twelve; anubhunkte—passes through; yadi—if; na—not; vakrena—with a curve; abhivartate—approaches; prayena—almost always; asubha-grahah—an unfavorable, inauspicious planet; agha-samsah—creating trouble.
Situated 1,600,000 miles above Mercury, or 8,800,000 miles above earth, is the planet Mars. If this planet does not travel in a crooked way, it crosses through each sign of the zodiac in three fortnights and in this way travels through all twelve, one after another. It almost always creates unfavorable conditions in respect to rainfall and other influences.
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