Hello Ernst and all,
What Shaham could indicate a possible outcome of a lawsuit? Would « Strife » be appropriate? And if the lord of the Rasi it’s in can produce and is auspicious, could it indicate a favorable outcome? I also understand that, the 6th (enemies), 8th (the battle/trial) and 12th (the outcome) are important bhavas to look at in this matter. Would focusing on the lord of the 12th and/or Shaham falling there help as well? Like « success », «dignity », « raj » (assuming those are activated)? Thanks!
this is not the direct answer to your question, but what I found, is a saham for lawsuits (in "Die sensitiven Punkte in der Astrologie" von Karl Brandler-Pracht from 1936. He was a german astrologer and working with "sensitive points" aka sahams)
For daily births its: Mars - Jupiter + Aszendent
for night births its: Jupiter - Mars + Aszendent
- and right in this moment I realize, its the one, thats given for "strife" (kali saham). but interestingly in exact the opposite order for day- or nightbirth (as given in "a textbook of varshaphala" from Dr. K. S. Charak, which bases on neelakantha).
additionally he doesn't give the rule to add a sign if the Aszendent doesn't fall between the two planets, as neelakantha does. So - once again.....! - its unclear, which calculation method is the correct one.
for the outcome I would use the regular principles: where does the lord of the saham goes in the rasi/d3/d27? in which conditions is it (dignity, combustion, vargottama, war, hemmed in, digbala, benefic/malefic aspects? which planets are in the 6, 8, 12th from the saham and are they activated by dasa and transits, avasthas.......
addendum: Brandler-Pracht also gives a different saham for "love and marriage":
while we use Venus-Saturn+Aszendent (same for both day and night births), he uses Venus-Sun+Aszendent (day) and Sun-Venus+Aszendent (night).
so again enough to play around and see where one gets....