ata ūrdhvam aṅgārako ’pi yojana-lakṣa-dvitaya upalabhyamānas tribhis tribhiḥ pakṣair ekaikaśo rāśīn dvādaśānubhuṅkte yadi na vakreṇābhivartate prāyeṇāśubha-graho ’gha-śaṁsaḥ.
ataḥ—from this; ūrdhvam—above; aṅgārakaḥ—Mars; api—also; yojana-lakṣa-dvitaye—at a distance of 1,600,000 miles; upalabhyamānaḥ—is situated; tribhiḥ tribhiḥ—with each three and three; pakṣaiḥ—fortnights; eka-ekaśaḥ—one after another; rāśīn—the signs; dvādaśa—twelve; anubhuṅkte—passes through; yadi—if; na—not; vakreṇa—with a curve; abhivartate—approaches; prāyeṇa—almost always; aśubha-grahaḥ—an unfavorable, inauspicious planet; agha-śaṁsaḥ—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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