Marriage, marital issues, divorce, separation and remarriage are areas of bigges human distress, interest and curiosity......as Sigmund Freud told us...Sex is the fundamental driver of human behavior.
And we see that that's most active sub-segment of this forum also.
we examine below, what causes divorce.....and how to identify possibilities of re-marriage.
References and acknowledgments-- are various books, classical dictums, Barbara Pijan, journal of astrology and Saptrishi articles, significant inputs from senior member.... and all validated / delineated to the extent of my understanding and experiences.
All members are welcome add additional validated parameters on this subject ( not mere dictums read somewhere).
The cultural/ moral values for the examination are modern Indian.Divorce:
1) The agents of divorce
are genrealy Mangal, Rahu and Ket. If these are malefic for the chart.... and associated with the houses and/or karak of marriage in rasi and/or navamsa with enough severity...and accentuated by a trigger( explained later in detail) which is generally a dasa/ anatra and / or a transit.....they invoke a divorce.
sometimes native has enough free-will and benefic support elsewhere in the chart to fight these divorce agents and many time not.
contrary to some misperceptions is NOT a divorce agent on his own.
Shani dev will run your nose in the ground, trouble, torment, make you feel clipped and choked and bend and beat you completely into submission.....but not BREAK you on his own.
His objective is not to break.... but to take the body through pains without breaking..... and cleanse the soul.
Other planets if afflicted and associated with marriage might give various types of troubles in marriage but not divorce IMO.
3) Triggers for Divorce:
If the agents of divorce (item-1)are at work...the following triggers must be kept in mind:
a) periods of 8th Lord
or planet seated in the 8th or transits of divorce agents through 8th house....may throw up the divorce like situation..such as an exposition of an affair or a major fight / disagreement firming the decision in the mind of partners for a divorce.
b) 12th is the house of destruction and losses( to self) and 6th is the 12th from the 7th.Periods of lords of 6/12 or planets seated in 12th/ 6th
and/ or transits of divorce agents through the 6/12 may be when the physical / legal separation occurs.
Because the execution of a divorce is a loss/ destruction of marriage and also self.
4) Second marriage:
there are more than one theories but the ones that make senses to me and validated are:
a) 2nd house is the primary house for second marriage.....as it is 8th (house of death) from the 7th.
So the 2nd marriage is pretty much the death of the first marriage legally or emotionally or sexually.
b)A strong second house will give a second marriage easily after a divorce.
Even in the absence of a legal divorce......a marriage like strong relationship of having a mistress or 2nd wife is indicated by the second house.
So if there are strong divorce agents at work....
and even if there are no divorce agents at work but the main marriage house/ lords / karaks are severely afflicted and 2nd house is strong a second marriage like relationship is a possibility.
bear in mind this is an indicator...and many other factors are at work. So don't jump up merely at seeing a strong 2nd house....but rather take it as preliminary evidence to investigate more.
5) Multiple relations / Extramarital relations:
This is an area that is more in the domain of morality than a troubled first marriage.
People are amorous, immoral, flirtatious, have strong and afflicted Kaam Trikons..... read article The Kaam Trikon--Axis of (Evil?) desire for more details on this forumviewtopic.php?f=1&t=12746&hilit=The+Kaam+trikon
Symptoms below may be indicative of 2nd / multiple marriages or extramarital / multiple relationships...depending upon whether it is the troubled/ afflicted first marriage or an afflicted Kaam Trikon / morality standards that is causing them:
a) Multiple planets in the 7th house
b) Planets conjunct with the 7th Lord
c) Planets conjunct with Venus
d) Two or more planets in the 11th house.
6) Sex in marriages and relationships:
regardless of whether it is the first marriage of the second.......extra-marital affair or an amorous fling.......the physical sexual part of the relationship is always governed by the 7th and the 12th houses IMO.
More detailed discussion on this subject is on this thread here:viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9831&hilit=Celibacy