said Nelson Mandela. The fourth house in a horoscope pertains to one's learning while the 3rd house signifies the intellect and the 5th house intuition. Some astrologers believe the 11th house refers to higher education.
Astrology can forecast a suitable educational choice based on a detailed analysis of the horoscope by considering the above mentioned houses, their lords, aspects etc. and suggest a possible, if not, the right type of education for the native. According to Nadi Astrology, a lot of importance is given to Mercury. The Karaka planets are Moon and Mercury as per Vedic Astrology. Jupiter should also be relied upon.
Planets and Education
An indicative list of subjects denoted by the planets and luminaries is given below:
Sun (Surya): Political Science, Social Science, Energy
Moon (Chandra): Arts, Psychology, Marine Science, Beverages
Mars (Kuja or Mangal): Medical, Chemicals, Engineering, Physics
Mercury (Budha): Maths, Statistics, Computer Science, Painting, Law
Jupiter (Guru): Audit, Accounts, Philosophy, Food
Venus (Sukra): Commerce, Sports, Marketing, Hotel Management
Saturn (Sani): Mining, Political Science, Personnel Management, Metallurgy
Dragon-Head (Rahu): Chemical, Nuclear Physics, Occult Science
Dragon-Tail (Ketu): Medical, Theology, Astrology, Law
A strong lagna or ascendant (rising sign at birth) and 6th lord can mitigate the problems faced otherwise to a great extent. Of course, the operating dasa (planetary period) too needs to be examined with reference and relation to the 2nd and 7th house occupier(s), lord, aspects etc.