Melapak (Horoscope Matching) is a unique and ancient 8-fold Vedic
test of horoscope matching between a man and womans charts for marriage.
This ancient technique of Vedic Astrology was formulated about 3,000 years ago and
compares various aspects of the natal chart, Moon sign in the chart as the primary factor.
The Natal Charts of the man and the woman are drawn and comparatively tested in eight
different ways. Each test has a score. While the maximum points that can be achieved under
each test are different, the full 8-fold test can yield a maximum score of 36 points. A
score of 18 is deemed to be the minimum for a reasonable match. Marriages are not
recommended for a result below 18.
very important aspect of Marriage Compatibility is Manglik Match (Mars Consideration).
Which is very important for success of married life and well being of both Male and Female
Although the techniques and the basis of this
comparison originated in ancient times, the analysis has not lost its relevance today.
This analysis brings out the difference in personality and nature between two people in a
quantitative and more precise manner than any other astrological tool. It proves to be
very accurate and relevant even today in gauging compatibility and the areas of strengths
and weakness in a relationship.
The Scoring System
In presenting you this analysis, we have maintained the integrity of ancient principles in
the scoring system and the weightage given to various aspects. However, we want you to
understand the principles behind it completely, so that you can understand the various
aspects of your relationship in which you are completely compatible and where the problem
areas may lie so that you are able to work on it.
In ancient times, the fundamental purpose of marriage was to carry on the lineage in a
manner that increased the material and spiritual prosperity of the couple within the norms
of social behaviors in that time. It is also to be understood that Women had been
relegated to a subordinate or inferior role in the Man/Woman Relationship. The role of the
woman, be it the Queen or the wife of an ordinary man in society, was at home and the
primary responsibility was to look after the comforts of the husband, take care of the
children as well as his parents and his entire family.
The system by which this test assigns scores is that when and if in a relationship, the
horoscope chart of a woman rates higher and is superior in intellectual, mental or
physical powers than the chart of the mans, then the test will fail and there will
be a low score or a zero score. The highest score is also given in this test in a
womans ability to be a mother.
We encourage you to study this test very closely for its ability to point out the
difference in personality and ego between two different people and their strengths and
weakness in maintaining a nurturing, caring and growing relationship over time.
The First Test:
Mental Compatibility (Varna)
This test has a maximum value of 1 point and shows the basic potential of a person and the
persons inherent skills and abilities. This also includes the personal egos of the
partners and compatibility between their egos. A partnership in which the woman has higher
intellectual and spiritual qualities will score low in this test.
For purposes of this test, personalities are divided into four classes to indicate
potential and inherent abilities. They are as follows:
Brahmin or Priests They are the intellectuals and philosophers. Their role
in society is that of a Guru or a teacher. They were traditionally spiritual leaders and
were not expected to perform physical labor. Society looked up to them and looked after
them. They have a high development of spiritual and mental ability.
Kshatriya or Warriors They form the leaders and the ruling class who are
powerful people and master of strategy and battle. They were traditionally the Kings and
protectors of society. They are considered very courageous and are decisive in their
Vaishya or Merchants/Business people They belong to the professional or
business class of people who perform all the useful and economic functions of society.
They are skilled in different crafts and professions, signifying tremendous abilities.
Shudra or Laborers/Service people They belong to the normal hard-working
class who had a tremendous sense of service to society. Majority of the work in society
fell upon them; hence they also have an inherent sense of responsibility.
It has the Weightage of : 1
The Man belongs to the Kshatria ( Warrior )
The Woman belongs to the Kshatria ( Warrior ) category
Both partners are from Kshatriya Varna. Both will be brave, tenacious and endowed with
significant skills. As both are from the same Varna; there will be complete mutual trust
and love. Both will respect each other's views. Hence, there will be an excellent mental
compatibility between them.
The Second Test:
Power compatibility (Vasya)
This test has a maximum value of 2 points and shows the power equation between the
partners. It also reflects who will be the more dominant partner in the relationship.
For the purposes of this test, Vedic principles again divide personalities into 5
different categories reflecting the difference in power status. These are classified by
symbols of different living creatures. The test scores the compatibility between these
classifications and the inherent or natural balance of power. Once again, if a woman has a
higher power status, the score will be low. The classifications are as follows:
Manav or Human. Humans are normally individualistic, they like to have control,
have their own opinions and the power to discriminate.
Vanchar or Creature of the Jungle. Jungle creatures that are powerful and those
that are higher in the food chain like Tigers, and Lions, etc. fall into this category.
Chatuspad or Four-Legged Creature. Animals that are less powerful like deer and
goat and sheep fall in this category.
Jalchar or Creature of Water. Once again they have their own power and their own
sphere of influence.
Keet or Insect. They are essential to any ecological balance and exert a quiet
power that is essential for survival. Thus, they have their own strengths and area of
It has the Weightage of : 2
The Man belongs to the Vanchar ( Creature of the Jungle ) category
The Woman belongs to the Vanchar ( Creature of the Jungle. ) category
Both the partners belong to the Vanchar (creature of jungle) classification. Since both
belong to the same classification, mental, ideological, intellectual and behavioral
compatibility are of the highest order. Both have their independent views and domains but
would respect each others views and thoughts. Hence this test indicates excellent
The Third Test:
Birth Star Compatibility (Tara)
This test has a maximum value of 3 points and indicates the health, well-being and
longevity of the partners after marriage. This test reflects if marriage is favorable or
unfavorable in promoting longevity and health of each partner.
For purposes of this test, the inter-relationship of the birth stars (Tara) are looked at
and compared. Vedic Astrology rates the inter-relationship as being naturally auspicious
or inauspicious. This test rates the relationship of the birth stars as reflected in each
partners natal chart. There are 9 categories of birth starsJanama, Sampat,
Vipata, Kshema, Pratyari, Sadhaka, Vadha, Mitra and Ati-mitra. The counting is done from
Her Birth Star to that of His and from His Birth Star to that of Hers. If by
dividing each of them by the other, the remainder comes to 3, 5, 7 then the Tara is
inauspicious. If the remainder comes to 1, 2, 4, 6 8, 0 then it is auspicious. The points
are determined according to the auspicious and inauspicious Birth Stars of both the
It has the Weightage of : 3
The relationship between these two birth stars is excellent. This indicates that peace,
prosperity and financial strength are likely to be excellent. In addition, this
combination is also considered to be favorable for birth of children and for having an
deep emotional attachment between the partners.
The Fourth Test:
Physical and sexual compatibility (Yoni)
This test has a maximum value of 4 points and shows sexual and biological compatibility,
as well as mutual love and sexual inclinations of the partners reflecting attraction, love
and sexual joy.
For the purposes of this test, the relationship between the Nakshatra in the
two natal charts are compared and each Nakshatra is given the characteristic of an animal.
Once again, animals have either a natural affinity, or are neutral or enemies to each
other. The maximum score of 4 is obtained is obtained in this test when Yoni or the animal
character personified is the same for both Man and Woman. The minimum score of 0 is
obtained in this test when the Yoni. or the animal characteristics personified, of Man and
Woman are natural enemies. For example, if the Yonis of the couple belong to Serpent and
Mongoose category, the score will be zero in this test.
The 14 animal characteristics that are endowed on the personalities are as follows:
Ashwa or Horse
Gaja or Elephant
Mesha or Ram
Sarpa or Serpent
Swah or Dog
Marjarah or Tom Cat
Mushika or Rat
Gau or Cow
Mahisha or Buffalo
Vyagrah or Tiger
Mriga or Deer
Vanara or Monkey
Nakula or Mongoose
Singha or Lion
It has the Weightage of : 4
The Man belongs to the Mushaka ( Rat ) category
The Woman belongs to the Mushaka ( Rat ) category
When both partners belong to the same Yoni, the level of attachment, love, support and
co-operation between them is normally of of a very high order. They are likely to assist
each other in almost every aspect of life. Both are likely to share each others joys
and sorrows, moreover sexual satisfaction between them is likely to be of excellent.
Instead of thinking about their individual sexual satisfaction they would strive to
satisfy each other. Hence this test indicates excellent results.
The Fifth Test:
Planetary Harmony (Grahamaitri)
This test has a maximum value of 5 points. It shows progeny prospects, mental qualities
and mutual affection between the partners. It also shows ones outlook, objective,
and intellectual level as well as spiritual plane of existence. It reflects the
fundamental difference in daily behavior, attitude and norm by which the man and woman
relate to each other. For the purposes of this test, the relationship between the
different planetary lords of the Moon Sign in each partners natal chart is compared.
Vedic Astrology attributes the planets either to be natural friends, or enemies or neutral
to each other.
The 7 planets are as follows:
Surya or Sun
Chandra or Moon
Mangal or Mars
Budh or Mercury
Guru or Jupiter
Shukra or Venus
Shani or Saturn
It has the Weightage of : 5
The Man belongs to the Surya ( Sun ) category
The Woman belongs to the Surya ( Sun ) category
The lords of the two Moon signs of the couple are extremely friendly to each other. It
indicates that intellectual, behavioral, ideological and mental compatibility between them
is likely to be of a high level and both would be deeply attached to each other. Their
life styles and professional career may have similar directions. Both would assist and
support each other in almost every aspect. Hence this test indicates excellent results.
The Sixth Test:
Compatibility of nature (Gana)
This test has a maximum value of 6 and shows the nature of the two different individuals
at a mundane level, and indicates the compatibility of temperament and mutual daily
behavior, for happiness and prosperity in their lives.
For purposes of this test, by categorizing persons into 3 separate classes, the inherent
spiritual and materialistic values of the two persons are compared and rated for
compatibility. Once again, if the woman were to score higher points spiritually, the
scores will be low.
They are as follows:
Devata or Godly This represents a person who is more spiritual than
Manushya or Mortal This indicates a person who has an even balance between
the spiritual and the materialistic.
Rakshasa or Demon This represents a person who is more materialistic than
This is an important test with high values. The maximum point of 6 is obtained when both
partners belong to the same Gana. This signifies an identical outlook towards
life. The scores in this test can be 6, 5, 1 or 0. The minimum score of 0 is obtained when
either partner belongs to a Demon category. However, if both were to belong to
the Demon category, the score would be high. Marriage or a long-term relationship between
inimical Ganas brings quarrels, disharmony, separation and divorce.
It has the Weightage of : 6
The Man belongs to the Rakshasa ( Demon )
The Woman belongs to the Manushya ( Man ) category
The relationship between humans and demons is that of the hunter and the hunted as humans
are food for demons. If a relationship is developed under such a situation, one is likely
to suffer from numerous health problems. This is not considered to be favorable for
developing a strong and healthy relationship. Hence this test does not indicate favorable
The Seventh Test:
Compatibility between Zodiac Moon signs (Bhakut)
This test has a maximum value of 7 and is a crucial test to check overall prosperity in
the growth of family, family welfare and economic prosperity after marriage.
For purposes of this test, the compatibility between the Zodiac Moon Signs are compared by
checking the angles created by these signs in the two different charts.
The Moon Signs are as follows:
Mesh or Aries
Vrisha or Taurus
Mithun or Gemini
Kark or Cancer
Singha or Leo
Kanya or Virgo
Tula or Libra
Brischik or Scorpio
Dhanu or Sagittarius
Makar or Capricorn
Kumbha or Aquarius
Meena or Pisces
It has the Weightage of : 7
The Man belongs to the Singha ( Leo ) category
The Woman belongs to the Singha ( Leo ) category
Both these Moon signs create a 5/9 axis between them. This indicates that consequent to
their establishing a relationship, support and assistance from each other may be
negligible and this may also be an obstacle to progeny bliss. Hence this test does not
indicate favorable results.
The Eighth Test:
Compatibility between Life forces (Nadi)
This test that has the highest value of 8 shows the pulse and nervous energy indicating
the physiological and heredity factor. This test also measures the genetic compatibility
between the couple to produce healthy progeny after marriage.
Please consider that in ancient Vedic times, the main purpose of marriage was to produce
healthy children and to continue the family lineage. In this age of modern science and
technology, where the most advanced medical facilities are available, this score should be
considered in light of this factor. In addition, in those relationships where birth of
children is not required, this score can be completely discarded from the overall points
and the points scored.
For purposes of this test, life forces are categorized as follows:
Adi or Beginning
Madhya or Middle
Aanta or End
It has the Weightage of : 8
Maximum Score Possible = 36
This score can be termed excellent and of a high order. In the event of their establishing
a relationship, peace, progress and prosperity of a high order can be envisaged. They are
likely to co-operate with each other in almost every aspect of life and would respect each
others views and thoughts. Thus we are pleased to give the astrological consent for
establishing a relationship.