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Friday, June 25, 2004

Symbols of Nature I
Even if the influence of the heavinly bodies cannot be explained or verified with the current state of scientific knowledge, the mere presence of high correlation between the movements of heavinly bodies and the events in our life can enable us to predict the future. This is the basis of all emperical sciences, such as Psychology, Medicine or Meteriology. The physicists of the recent age are working on a problem called the unified theory or the theory for everything. Decades ago the great physicist, Isaac Newton of classical physics genre said that everything in the universe attracts each other by the force called the force of gravity and propounded the theories on the Universal Laws of gravitation. He asserted that all the movements on earth and in the universe such as a planetary system like our own solar system can be explained with the laws of gravity. However, years later great Physicist Albert Einstein postulated another theory, the theory of quantum mechanics, challenging Newtonian theory of gravitation. However, to the utter disappointment to the world of physics, none of the theories could fully explain any events which are outside their realm. This made the world of physics to search for a theory which would explain everything. Had the idea of theory for everything been speculated decades before, the bearer of the idea would have been branded as crazy or insane. However, with the current frame of knowledge and understanding, the scientists admit the possibilities of the theory for everything. Not only this, they are also researching on the possibilities of time travel in past and future, which was once upon a time considered to be either crazy or mystical, without any scientific basis. You must be thinking that where did I take you to? Why am I talking of physics while discussing Jyotish? However this overview was necessary to emphasis that everything in this universe is connected and nothing happens accidentally or by chance. Whatever appears to be a chance can become a regularly occurring event, when the time frame in which we are witnessing an event is increased. If we take the presumption that everything in this universe is connected and open our mind to the myriads of possibilities, we realise that everything is influencing some or other event in some unknown and mysterious ways. Even though most of the cases we cannot find out the connection between two events, we dont cease to observe a high degree of correlation between the events. If we admit our limitation to understand the cause of the events or the high level of association between the seemingly disjointed events, we will not feel shy of expressing our wonder that there do exist some kind of connection between the heavenly bodies and the events occurring on earth or else where, which are guided by some invisible, incomprehensible laws of nature.

Our submission to the limitation brings us to the realm of symbology where we find that some symbols do have a high degree of similarity with day to day mundane things. I shall try showing in the following paragraphs, the similarity between the symbols such as the heavenly bodies with us and our day to day activities. Have you ever thought that whenever we think of Sun, the feeling and the thoughts which immediately occupy our mind is that of something which is glorious, resplendent, a leader who is followed by the whole planetary system in the solar system. We can compare him with the king, whose everyone is a subject, whose responsibility is to feed all of them, keep them hale and hearty. We do think of someone who is righteous and praiseworthy and someone who would never run away from his duties and responsibilities of feeding the whole world and keeping them alive. Here we also find a great similarity between Sun and the Father in a household. Like Sun being the guardian of the whole solar system, in a family father is the guardian, who is responsible for the welfare of the family members and sees that everyone is following the path of righteousness. This is no wonder that we associate Sun with father and attribute the same traits of the Sun to the father. Thus in symbological terms, father should be represented by Sun, the protector and the righteous one. Like father protects the household, Mother nourishes. When we think of Moon, the compassionate one, one who spreads the cool, soothing light of motherliness to cool down the heated earth so that one sleeps under her grace and splendour, we tend to associate it with the mother in a household, who takes care of home, nourishes the family member and creates a homely atmosphere with her love and compassion. Unlike Sun which generates among us a drive to work and march ahead, Moon, makes us feel imaginative and poetical. Poets of ages have praised Moon with all their might without getting tired of praising her soothing and motherly attribute. Now we see some more associations of Sun and Moon with some of the human aspects. Moon reflects the light of Sun and creates an illusion which makes us think that Moon is luminous with its own light. This is why we verily associate Sun who is resplendent with its own light with Satya or the true one and Moon who is effulgent with the light of Sun as Maya or illusion. Similar kind of associations we tend to form when we express the nature of the Atma and Mana, the Soul and the Mind. Atma is changeless, non-destructible soul which changes body from one birth to another before merging into the Parameshwara from whom it was created in the first place. When the Atma or the soul gets separated from the resplendent infinite source of energy of the Parama-Purusha, it gets attached to a Mana or the Mind, which causes the feeling of Aham-Kara (the feeling of I ness) to appear. The mind keeps on thinking that the soul is separate from others and hence have the seeking that I am unique and I am different When the consciousness evolves and develops with

each birth, we realise our true worth as a part of the eternal and supreme Brahman, the Mana loses out the feeling of the separateness or I ness and eventually gets separated out from the Atma and merges with the source of its creation. Thus similar to the nature of Moon, which causes illusion that it is luminous like Sun, the Mind also causes the illusion that we are different and unique, whereas we are only a reflection of the light of the paramatma. This similarities in the Traits of Mind and Moon, makes us associate them with each other and also make us associate Sun with the Soul, both of them have the same nature of changelessness, formlessness and free from aging and death. Similarly we can find associations with the heavenly bodies namely the Luminaries (Sun, Moon), the five planets starting from Mercury (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) and the nodes of Moon (Rahu and Ketu) with various aspects of human existence. Thus studying more on the symbology can make us divine the human nature and events occurring during the life time, which is otherwise elusive. Friday, June 25, 2004

Symbols of Nature II
INTRODUCTION The following paragraphs I shall delve into the associations of various planets to various aspects of human life. In Jyotish parlance, this is known as the karakatva of the planets. I shall try to explain why a heavenly body which doesnt have apparently any relation to the happenings our planet, earth and in our lives, is associated with it. To understand and comprehend the deeper concepts of the associations, the time is personified into someone called the Kalapurusha, which literally mean time (kala), personified (purusha). UNDERSTANDING THS SUN ***Sun, The natural Atma Karaka*** Atma means the soul. Sun represents the soul of the Kala-purusha of the time personified. Now what is soul? People try to describe in various ways and we have a whole Upadesha of Krishna to Arjuna about the journey of the soul from different births, its mission, its purpose and its destiny in the beautiful Bhagavat Gita. Thus Sun represent the knowledge of Gita too. Now when we talk about the soul its nature, then question comes to us, what is it made up of, what does it carry from one birth to another? When we wonder and think about it more and more the only answer which we get is it is the spark of the supreme divine, the source of all knowledge. Now even though it is a small spark it is no way less than the supreme divine, which is very well explained in the sloka from Ishavashyopanishad Aum Purnamadah Purnamidam Purnat Purna mudachyate | Purnasya Purnamadaya Purnameva Vashishyate || This means that if we take completeness (Infinity) out of completeness (Infinity), then also

we rest with infinity nothing has decreased from it. Thus the Atma is the source of all knowledge. We dont realise it as we are covered with various layers of ignorance. Sun being the karaka for Atma also represents the source of all knowledge. Now when we talk of knowledge, which aspect of divinity comes to our mind, who blesses us with knowledge? Now among the trinity Shiva gives us the knowledge and hence Shiva is signified by Sun as giver of all knowledge being the source of all knowledge, someone who is resplendent with brightness and glory. Now what does the Atma carry with it from birth to birth? Does it carry the material things like money, name, fame etc? Everybody would say NO, we all leave these things in this material world when we die. Then what do we really carry as a soul? We only carry our dharma with us and that makes us take different births under different circumstances to fulfil the call of the soul. Now this is why Sun also becomes the significator of the dharma. The first person from whom we inherit the dharma from after our birth is the father. This is often told that the duty of a child is to fulfil the obligations of the father. If father has committed something and left the world without fulfilling it, then it becomes the sons responsibility to fulfil it. Now Sun represent the father from whom we inherit the first dharma after birth. Now this is a good reason to believe that the father passes on the soul with the semen whereas mother gives the body to a child. This is a natural way of world to pass down the dharma to the child from the father and not the mother. Being the karaka of the dharma, it also shows the places where the dharma is very strong, viz., the places of worship such as Temples or churches. Also being the source of all knowledge it is associated with Books which is meant to transfer knowledge. A person having Sun very strong in the horoscope and influencing the Lagna/ Lagna lord/ Navamsa Lagna likes to read a lot and have a strong desire to gather as much knowledge as possible. ***Sun the fierce one*** Sun is full of fire and energy. Why does Sun need so much fire and energy for? This can be well answered out of commonsense. If Sun didnt had fire life didnt exist on earth. Who gives energy to the plant? Who gives energy to the animals and all of us? Its no surprise that we can associate Sun with the giver of health and vitality. The drive we have is given by the energy of Sun. Now lets take a kingdom, whose king is very lose and of not much concern what is happening in the kingdom, what will happen to his kingdom? No doubt it will doom. We know that a king has to be righteous and firm to save his kingdom from any evil. Thus the protection or following of the duties of the king, or for that matter the duties followed by the father in a household requires a lot of Agni or fire. Thus the Agni tattva of Sun can be associated with protection of dharma. Later we see in one more article that the Agni tattva is associated with the dharma Trikona.

Fire is also a necessary ingredient of the creation process. The whole process of creation started because of the energy of the Sun (although in right proportion- More or less energy cannot beget life). This is why Sun is also known as the initiator. Now who initiates or rather what we call an initiator? Leader isnt it! Yes, Sun is the natural leader and being the karaka for the atmakaraka, the king who guides the entire human race towards the final destination; it has to be the leader. For the same reasons while Sun initiates any yoga in a horoscope, other planets just follow him in giving results. However, not everyone can withstand so much of fire, which burns too. Thus whenever a planet is near sun, it gets burnt, a phenomenon which is called combustion. Just think what a planet can do in front of the bright light of Sun. Whenever Such things happen, they become very weak in giving their own orders on the lives of we mortals but meekly listed to what Sun say, fulfilling the dicta of Sun. Now this is the same fire which burns all the dark forces, which would have captured our planet if Sun would not have risen for a single day. It tirelessly rises everyday to give life to everyone on this earth without fail for a single moment. If somebody has a strong Sun in the horoscope, then it is unlikely that he will ever be possessed by a evil forces. The rhythmic movement of the Suns everyday rising from East and setting in West, without a minor deviation, associates rhythm with Sun. ***Sun the King*** We are witness to the fact that the Sun is happily moving on its own axis whereas the whole gamut of planets which we call the solar system is rotating around it as if following the orders of the king. Now if Sun becomes the King, the powerful one, which caste would suit him among the four castes, the Kshatriya or the fighter class. Even if a King is a Brahmin by birth the responsibilities demand him to protect his country through any measures and thats the duty of the kshatriyas. Now what kind of temperament would one think of for the King? I guess most of us would think like me that a king should be of a fiery, mildly angry, honest, generous and intelligent; someone who cannot tolerate injustice and someone who know how much to reward or punishment to give for what activities. I guess you all are thinking like me; am I right in thinking that. ***Sun, the socialiser*** The nature associated with Sun is a kind of person who is very jolly and mixes around with people. It shows someone who has a keen desire to associate with others and discuss on various things. A person having strong influence of Sun can be found in parties, places of gathering, places of discussions and debates. They are a bit dominating in nature and always try to make their presence felt with their attitude and ideas.

UNDERSTANDING THE MOON ***Moon, the Natural Amatyakaraka*** Once the soul has taken birth in the material world, more responsibility is delegated to the Moon, the sustainer. Now Moon is also luminous like the Sun, however unlike the Sun who has his own light, Moon only reflects the light of the Sun. Thus Moon is not fierce like Sun and an epitome of compassion and love. The other half of father in a household is the Mother. On one hand father earns the livelihood and keeps the household from starving. However the other half, the mother is responsible to make the home a place to live. She does that by cooking food, taking care of the children and the husband, taking care of their day to day necessities etc. Thus what Sun is to creation, Moon is to sustenance. Now all the food materials cereals which are used for cooking and feeding the world is associated with the natural sustainer, the Moon. Among animals, we are most dependent the cow for she gives us the milk which is responsible for our growth, development and vitality. For this reason, Cow is regarded as the Mother in the Hindu society and with respect is called "Gau Mata". However, the Milk, which gives us energy and vitality, is associated with Sun. If the whole world is assumed to be a kingdom, with a king a queen, the associates of the king and the general public, then Moon can be associated with the queen. On the one hand, the Sun protects the kingdom from invasion from either enemies or the evil forces; the prime responsibility of a queen is to look after the public like her own children. ***Moon the Shakti*** Sun as the purusha signify the unchangeable absolute principle, from which everything is emanated with the play of Prakriti. Now this absolute shall always be there as something which is beyond time and which is not affected by any change and something which is infinite. However, the play of the nature is signified by the Shakti of the Purusha. Shakti literally means energy, the same energy with whose play the creation came into existence. The difference between the absolute purusha and the Prakriti is the dynamism and change. Something which changes cannot be absolute as everything which changes have to have an initiation and end and thus everything which changes are transient. Now the same difference can be found in the characteristics of Sun and the Moon, the two luminaries responsible for our creation and sustenance. Sun is resplendent with its own light and is always the same whenever we try to it whereas the Moon changes it phase everyday and then after a complete cycle it comes back to its initial phase. The phases indicate different sides of human existence or the creative principle. Amavasya shows existence of nothing when the creative principle has started it work of creation from when the phases starts increasing in brightness until it reaches the Pournimasya or the full-moon phase,

where after the creation starts getting destroyed until it reaches the stage of new moon or the complete destruction. Now all this happens when Moon moves with respect of the Sun. Thus Sun can be associated with the stable and unchangeable purusha, and Moon which moves in the Field of the Absolute creating the illusion of creation and destruction. Someone who has understood the true nature of the purusha and prakriti knows that whatever transient things he witnesses is only a Maya or illusion like the phases of Moon whereas the Truth is absolute and doesnt undergo any change, neither it has a beginning and nor an end. Thus is Sun is associated with Shiva, Moon is associated with his consort, the Shakti. ***Moon the Mind*** In the journey of the soul from one birth to another birth, besides the dharma one more thing which accompanies the soul is the Mana or the mind. Mind has given the power of memory. It retains with it all the experiences of our existence and carries it from birth to birth. This is only the mind which is cause of the ego and the feeling of "I" which makes us feel that, its we who do things in this world. The difference between a inanimate thing and any living being is the mind or consciousness, without which we dont have any feeling of ourselves. The question is if the soul is made of the same thing and has the same quality in all of us which is divine, then why we feel, think and behave differently. This is because we have a different mind which is attached to the soul and makes us feel differently than others. The mind becomes very important once we have taken birth as it makes us experience various things and makes us do different things which become the passport to the next birth in particular circumstances. The tragedy is that even many of us know this, most of us are helpless and a slave in front of our mind, whereas our soul becomes a passive observer and follows the mind wherever it takes from birth to birth. This continues until the time when the Soul takes the rein of the mind into its own hand and makes the mind go towards the moksha, the ultimate goal for the soul. An uncontrolled mind, follows the horses of the senses and wants to dwell in pleasure, thus master, the soul must take control to direct the mind to desired objective and not stay away by the temptations of the senses. As for the human birth the experiences of the mind holds the key to the liberation, it can be only be achieved by directing the mind to the right path. This knowledge was known to the mystics and saints of yore and they said, for a normal mortal, the senses can snatch away the mind from the right path to different divergent paths and said that to protect the mind, mantra or the syllables of mystical sound principles can be employed to put the mind on the desired path and make it do things as per the objective of the soul. Thus even if we admit that we are incapable in front of the might of the mind, we can make us able by taking the help of the mystical chanting called the mantras.

As the phases of Moon changes, the mind also changes from time to time and gets into different shades of emotions based on that. This can be verified with the fact that in lunatic asylums, it is difficult to control the emotions of the lunatics on the full moon and new moon day as. Thus different phases of the moon bring to us different emotions. Now, this can be known by seeing the phase of the moon on a given day, finding out who lords that particular phase of the lunar phase and then see where that planet owing the phase is placed in individual horoscopes. The lunar phase is known as tithi in Jyotish and the lord of the tithi shall show its natural influence on everyones mind on a given lunar day and the specific influences based on its position in the horoscope. Also the weakness of the mind drawn by the particular senses can be found by having more knowledge on the Kalachakra or the cycle of Mind, which shall be discussed on another article. For now we should remember that in Rahus tithi (Amavasya), the weaknesses of Mercury shall manifest, whereby the mind becomes very flickering and childlike whereas in the tithi of Saturn (Pournimasya), the weaknesses of Mind shall be shown by Mars, which shows tremendous agitation, anger and aggression. More can found by the placement of these planets in the individual horoscopes.

UNDESTANDING MARS: ***Mars the Fiery one*** When seen from Earth, Mars is seen as a Red planet, it shows the masculine side of the nature, aggressive, angry and assertive, the traits which describe the fighter class called the kshatriyas. If the planetary system is considered as a kingdom then Mars can be visualised as the Commander in chief, who can lead a large army of soldiers with his leadership and commanding abilities. However, unlike the Sun, whose fire is more predominant of Sattva guna, which takes us to the true path, the fire of Mars is more of Tamasik and is of destructive nature. Thus wars and revolutions are shown by Mars. However, when the same destructive fire is controlled by Jupiter, the Devaguru or Advisor, it is brought under control and it can give the highest level of knowledge. Maharishi verily described the highest quality of Mars can make a person very knowledgeable in Jyotish Shastra, which can be witnessed in Ruchaka Mahapurusha Yoga. When Mars is under the influence of Jupiter, it forms the fruitful Guru-Mangal Yoga. This yoga gives eternal quest to acquire more and more knowledge. ***Mars, the Law Enforcer*** The law is made by the King; however it is enforced by the Army of the king, which is represented by Mars. Thus in a state, who law implementation and enforcement agencies such as Army and Police is governed by Mars. Mars, the Rational Thinker: The faculty of rational thinking and analysis is represented by Mars. This involves breaking

down a complex problem into logical smaller parts; finding the solution of each of these smaller problems and then synthesising the solution for the complex problem. This is why Mars shows education fields such as engineering etc.

UNDERSTANDING MERCURY ***Mercury, the Natural Gnatikaraka*** Gnati means someone who belongs to the same clan as the native, hence it represents the kiths and kins and the friends circle. Thus it is represents all the relatives around us. Mercury the Child: The mythology says, falling in lust, once Moon elopes with Gurus wife Tara and falls in relationship with her. From this relationship Mercury is born. However, Jupiter being the most broadminded one accepted Mercury as his son. Because of this relationship, Mercury didnt have a fathers name, until Jupiter gave his name to him. Thus Mercury regards Jupiter with his whole heart but hate his progenitor for the condition of illicit birth. Because of the change of Name from Moons to Jupiters, Mercury represents the change of name. Because of the illicit birth condition and his later accepted by Devaguru Jupiter, Mercury represents two extremities and possesses dual nature. On one side, Mercury represents of highest level of Purity as shown by the sign Virgo, on the other hand, Mercury represents the dirties things such as prostitution as signified by the sign Virgo. Mercury being a learner, shows the potential to learn both good and bad things, however, what would he do is based on whose influence he is in. If Mercury is influenced by Moon, then Mercurys dirties side shall find expression whereas when it is influenced by Jupiter, Mercurys purest side shall find expression. Now this can be seen from who is placed in Kendra to Mercury in Navamsa, the chart of potentialities and skills. As Mercury represents the child among us, it represents the learning abilities in us. At many places, this ability is misconstrued as intelligence. However, this is important to note that the intelligence in true sense is only represented by Jupiter, which can only discriminate between Truth and Untruth, the aspect which differentiate us from the rest of animal kingdom. Mercury also represents the expression of thoughts and feelings through different mediums. One such medium is speech and thus Mercury becomes the significator of speech. Here, one must appreciate the fact that, the event of expression starts much before the thought or feeling is finally expressed through speech or gestures. We organise the thought in our mind in a logical way by putting the feelings into words and this quality is also represented by Mercury. Thus the articulation ability, which shows how we present our mind before others is represented by Mercury.

Having born from the illicit relationship, Mercury represents, Orphans, illicit relationship (when influenced by Moon) or illicit child birth. UNDERSTANDING JUPITER ***Jupiter the Devaguru*** Being the preceptor of the Devas, the enlightened one, Jupiter is full of wisdom and he only can show the right part towards realisation. Among all faculties of human, Jupiter governs intelligence or the "Dhi" shakti. There are many kind of intelligence, which is important for sustenance in this material world and with the same reasoning; animals are also intelligent, as they also know, how to keep themselves alive. However, the only difference, between an animal and human being is the presence of "Dhi", or the intelligence to discriminate between the truth and untruth for self-development and realization. Who else can govern such intelligence than the Devaguru himself? Being the advisor of the Devas, Jupiter represents all the whole class of consultants, advisors, Judges, lawyers and Jyotishas. They all can give us advice and take us to the right path. Jupiter the Divine one Jupiter represents the God in our life and verily called the Bhagavan himself being the realised one and the knower of the supreme Brahman. The concept of God, one has in his/ her mind can be seen from the planets conjoining Jupiter. If Jupiter is placed alone then the person shall believe in nirankar Brahman, the formless one or god in the form Guru. If Jupiter is placed with Saturn, this causes Brahma yoga, and the natives possessing them shall take God as the supreme creator. He can understand the secrets behind creation and the creative forces as Saturn represents Brahma or the creator of the universe. If Jupiter is placed with Sun, the for him God is the most powerful force of the world and the supreme protector, like Shiva. With Moon, Jupiter shall give the feeling that God is the most compassionate one like the Mother. However, if Jupiter is placed with Rahu, it causes the Guru-Chandala yoga and the person doesnt believe in God and doesnt obey his elders/ preceptor. ***Jupiter the Jiva*** Jupiter represents the living force within us. This is the same force which gives us purpose to live and develop ourselves to achieve the ultimate goal of realisation. If Jupiter is weak or afflicted in the horoscope, this shall make the native wander around without any purpose and low morale. This is one of the reasons why Jupiters graha drsti brings refresh and life to the signs. To express this, it is said that Jupiter brings Amrit or Nectar to the house it aspects.

***Jupiter the giver of fruits*** Being the representation of Bhagavan in the horoscope, the result of any action can only be given by Jupiter. Otherwise whats there in the hands of we normal mortals is work with full faith and efficiency. Hence, Jupiter represents the progeny, the fruit of marriage. Now, among all trees Jupiter represents the fruitful one and so does it rule fruits among all eating items. This is verily said that fruits fill us with refresh and life with all its nutrient and is a natural healer of all diseases. Jupiter can also be considered as the giver or rewards. Wealth being one such thing which earns as a reward to his work, is also ruled by Jupiter. Thus Jupiter becomes the Dhanakaraka, the wealth giver.

UNDERSTANDING VENUS ***Venus the Asura Guru*** Being a Brahman and a Guru, he is very knowledgeable. However the knowledge differs that of Jupiter. On one hand Jupiter represents the Para vidya, the knowledge for enlightenment, Venus represents, the Apara vidya, the practical knowledge required for living in this world. This can be compared with different level of strategies in an organisation. Here, Jupiter would represent the knowledge required to take higher level strategies and long term visions, and Venus shall represent the operations level knowledge and fulfilling short terms goals and targets. Hence where Jupiter promotes spiritualism, Venus promotes materialism and all those things which attract us to this world. No reason why Venus represents all the materials of beauty, pleasure and luxury. Venus also represents the attraction between opposite sexes and makes us fall into relationships, which is again another bondage to this material world. Thus marriage and all sexual relationships are represented by Venus. It is a noteworthy fact that, the name given to Venus is Sukra in Sanskrit, the same term is also used for Semen, the carrier of the Soul from the fath er to fertilise the ovum in mothers womb. It is a medical fact that millions of sperms compete with each other to fertilise the ovum, which shows the selfish desire to outwit someone else and to feel great. Thus the sense of selfishness and competition in us is represented by Venus only. ***Venus the Tapasvi*** Venus did very hard penance inside the stomach of lord Shiva to gain the mantra of Mrityunjaya, the Mantra which can raise a person even from the death bed. Thus Venus signify tough penance to achieve once objectives. When this passion of getting something is coupled with the Moksha-karaka Ketu and hard-worker Saturn, tapasvi yoga is formed, which can catapult one to a very high level of spiritual quest. We know that the three karakas for the 12th house of Meditation and giving is Venus, Saturn and Ketu and we see why the association of these planet in any form cause the tapasvi yoga to manifest.

UNDERSTANDING SATURN ***Saturn, the Proletariat*** Working Class, Gross root Saturn is the most distant planet from the Sun and marks the boundary of solar system for Jyotish. It is the slowest one, something which makes us feel of old age or heavy work. Saturn represents the serving or the working class. Thus it represents hard work or working in difficult condition. Being a significator of Old age, it signifies fatigue, pain and aging. It has great enmity with Sun and Jupiter, the givers of Vitality and now we understand why this is. `coz old age and fatigue cant stay simultaneously with youth an d liveliness. Because of this enmity, Saturn makes us forget things (opposite of karaka Jupiter). As a antithesis of Jupiter, it signifies lack of reward for the work one performs, sorrow and misery. ***Saturn the Dharmaraja*** One important aspect which is least identified with Saturn by many is the aspect of Dharma raja. Dharma raja means the king of Dharma. Being the son of Surya, the beholder of Dharma or righteousness, Saturns duty is to enforce it by punishment. Thus the positive side of Trials and tribulations shown by Saturn is that it cleans us from all the Sins we have done in past and which caused our birth in this planet of mortals. ***Saturn, the Ayuskaraka*** Saturns duty as the dharmaraja is to make us live in this world and suffer the miseries so that we shed all the covers of ignorance become pure. This is why Saturn is also the Karaka for Longevity. Even though well placed Saturn or its placement/ aspect on the 8th house, give good longevity, it cant ensure a life without suffering, which can only be shown by Devaguru Jupiter. Friday, June 25, 2004

Lagna, Paka Lagna & Arudha Lagna (Pt. Sanjay Rath)


INTRODUCTION The progress of Jupiter through signs has been given vital importance in Jyotish as man is a spiritual being having material experiences and this interaction between the atma and the body occurs through the paka lagna for which the karaka (significator) is Jupiter. Jupiter filters the thoughts that send impulses to the atma and the atma replies. Jupiter is the real representative of God as he does the filtering and cleansing of thoughts because of which the atma is capable of continued existance within the body. If Jupiter did not do the filtering and cleansing of thoughts and all were allowed to be experienced by the atma, then every soul that has incarnated as the selfish human being form will die within a few years. It is for this reason that Jupiter gives long life and is capable of averting apamrityu and all sorts of

evils and is a karaka for so many houses..all good houses. Have you wondered as to why Maharishis could live for a thousand years and we mortals stay for a few decades. It is the strength of their Jupiter. This is the mark of intelligence and God is defined in Jyotish as the supreme intelligence. Not when Jupiter proceeds through the zodiac, there are two planets that have the lordship over the Tara (stars literally and implying the nakshatra). The *real* or *legitimate* lord is Jupiter or God as He alone has the supreme intelligence and the *illegitimate* lord is the Moon. At any point of time, both Jupiter and Moon try their level best to influence the lagna (individual intelligence). The Moon shows the active conscious mind that is drawing various impulses from the interaction of the senses and sense oegans and is passing this information with the filter of desire (what impulses it liked and what it considered as not so good and what are bad) to the lagna through the Arudha Lagna for which it is the Karaka. Similtaneously Jupiter who knows everything having the memory of billions of years of existance of life on earth knows what impulse gives what action and finally what karmic results, and like the wise minster/compassionate and kind God, advises the lagna through the Paka lagna (for which it is the karaka). Now that the lagna has got the input from the Moon through its desire filter and from Jupiter through its memory, supreme intelligence and goodness filter, the lagna has to take a decision. The lagna (individual intelligence) takes millions of decisions everyday. The Lagna consults its own intelligence, own memory and own nature (Sun Karaka) and arrives at a decision. Most of the time the decision is not perfect as the Sun lacks the supreme goodness of Jupiter and has an element of 'ahamkara' associated with its intelligence. More often the lagna tends to approve the decisions of the Moon (conscious mind) ignoring the good advise of Jupiter. Not that the Moon always gives bad advise, but its vision is very limited and sometimes it is in harmony with that from Jupiter and at other times, it is in sakata and other relations with Jupiter. The best situation is one called Gajakesari. JUPITER IN SIGNS AND STARS Keeping in mind that Jupiter is to represent the supreme intelligence, let us examine its position is some signs. In Kumbha Jupiter will be in a situation where Guru Brihaspati (Jupiter) is teaching Saturn (lord of Aquarius) about how to do his work (Aquarius is Moolatrikona of Saturn). For this we consult the Purana where Saturn wanted to learn the dharma shastra and approached Brihaspati. Initially Brihaspati explained the system in his ashram and the dakshina would be based on his judgment. On learning of the latters identity as 'Sanideva' Brihaspati was shocked and was prepared to teach everything and would not take any dakshina and begged that he be spared from sade-sati, kanataka and all those effects. Sanidev was adamant and insisted that he would give dakshina. So it was finally settled that

the dakshina would be in the form of a reduced term of sadesati. Brihaspati taught him all the dharma shastra and Sanidev became the Dharmaraja having the complete knowledge of the implementation of justice (that is why the balance Libra is the ninth house from Aquarius). Brihaspati knew that Sani would pay his dakshina within the year as was the practise then, and as was his practise, always protected his body, mind and soul with the three mantras of the Narayana Kavacha. One day as he plucked flowers for his daily worship, the royal couple were in the neighbourhood and the prince (Mercury) entered the garden to play. The prince was missing after sometime and a frantic search yeilded nothing. The guards reported to the king that a divine person, glowing with spiritual light was collecting flowers and they saw blood dripping through the basket. The king ordered that the person (Brihaspati) be brought to him and told the guards not to harm him as it would be most unwise to even touch such a personality before ascertaining the truth. The wise king knew the danger to his kingdom if such great spiritual personalities are hurt. The severed head of the prince was in the basket and blood was dripping from the neck (note: chinna mastaka or cut-head is the mark of Rahu). Brihaspati was shocked and truthfully pleaded his innocense. But the evidence clearly visible pointed against him, so he was held captive but was not tortured and the search continued. Brihaspati realised that this was the effect of his sade-sati saturn and made a silent prayer to the deity of saturn (Lord Shiva here as the great destroyer {One vesha is Nataraja - the destroyer of the demon Maya or illusion and untruth). The period ended then and there and suddenly everyone saw that what looked like the head of the prince was just the watermelon and the red fluid was not blood and instead was the red water melon juice. The prince was found... JYOTISH LESSON (1) When Saturn causes sade-sati, or kantaka or has a bad dasa, and the dosha (error) is to be caused by the hand of extra-terrestrial forces, then it is called 'Adrista agantuta roga'. Prasna Marga advises us to look at the badhak for this (as the object or the cause). For the signs of Jupiter, Mercury is the badhak lord (Pisces - Virgo badhak, lord Merc and Sagittarius - Gemini badhak, lord Merc). That why the problem cause was related to Mercury the PRINCE. This can also be related to planets in badhak house. The difference is that in the case of badhak lord, we take the natual significations whereas in the case of planets in the badhak house, we see the lordships of there planets w.r.t. lagna. (2) The *visible* or produced evidence against Jupiter shall be seen from Rahu. In general Rahu indicates a severed head, and that evidence was shown to the king against Brihaspati. Look at the sign occupied by Rahu to see the nature of the evidence as dhatu, moola and jiva as well as the the chara karaka status of Rahu. The Arudha Padas conjoined Rahu shall indicate the people who will give the evidence. (3) Parasara teaches that if Jupiter is strong and alone in Lagna, then a single bow to the weilder of the Trishula shall destroy a thousand sins. In this episode narrated in the Purana

we see how such a prayer (to the lord of Sani - Vayu tatva- Lord Shiva) by Brihaspati ended the entire problem. (4) Kalyana Verma teaches that if Jupiter is strong in Lagna then the native is always protected by the 'Chakradhara'. In this episode we see how Brihaspati is always proteced by the three mantras of the Narayana Kavacha. This is the abhedana kavacha. APPLICATION OF INTELLIGENCE Intelligence is that which guides the mind in a direction that protects (trai) it from any harm to 1) the body (Tana) like apamrityu, mrityu, roga etc, this is called Tantra as composed of Tana & trai 2) the mind(mana) or itself from various mental turmoil and diseases and is called Mantra as composed of Mana & Trai and, 3) the soul from of further sin by restraining it (Yantri) by the use of mystical diagrams and other symbolic apparatus/ instruments and the process of prana-pratistha etc. Coming to the point of how this intelligence works, a lot depends on what the lagna is when Jupiter is in Aquairus. In general the traits of Saturn's office as detatched thinking, ignoring pain and suffering and viewing this with the eyes of a stoic, pondering beyond known limits for any serious question thereby arriving at very original solutions etc. Sometimes they may seem most cold blooded as this can be caused by their ability to supress and ignore pain (like Rambo in the movie). Saturn is an old planet and Jupiter in this sign indicates the intelligence used is like that of old men - with lots of experience, memory, philosophy and thinking going into it. The ability to ponder causes Brahma yoga and the best of philosophers, scientists, mathematical genius minds (not computation ability but astract mathematics) are shown in this sign with the influence of Jupiter. Because of the nodal influence (rebirth-Rahu/Saturn & death/moksha -Mars& Ketu), Juiter in Aquarius or Scorpio gives considerable ability for astrology. The big difference with Capricorn is that the Saturn is a worker and is bad at home. His worst qualities show up when he is at home. That is why he likes to go away from home (gets digbala in 7th house), is very down to eath and demands total physical evidence of the existance of God and things like that. The intellect refuses to believe anything or anybody without at least adequate circumstantial evidence whereas Aquarius is an airy sign and is very intellectual. Jupiter here gives the ability to mentally exert themselves...you have to think in these lines to fully understand the effect of th various navamsas in Aquarius etc Friday, June 25, 2004

The Zodiac and its division


Every one of us knows that there are twelve signs in the zodiac, not more or not less. Many of us have pondered over this issue, why there are only twelve signs. What happens when a new zodiacal sign is discovered in future? How to accommodate that? These all questions

take us to the problem "What is the basis of the 12 sign zodiac". Let me put forward one argument in favour to the 12 sign zodiac. Even though the Sun covers 30deg in the zodiac in one solar month that doesnt form a basis and somebody might ask, why not take a solar month of20 days whereby Sun would cover 20deg in the zodiac with 18 zodiacal signs and 18 solar months. This looks very arbitrary unless we have a firm basis which cannot be questioned. We can arrive at that when we see the relative motion of two luminaries who guide our life the most, the Sun and the Moon. Both are equally important, what is Sun for the Day, we have Moon for the night. We know that Moon takes approximately 29.5 days after one conjunction with Sun to return back and conjoin it again. Thus we have the duration covered by Sun between two consecutive conjunctions of the luminaries alone approximate month. This corresponds to 12 sinodic month or soli-lunar month. When we add up the degrees covered by the 12 sinodic month, we shall fall short of 6 degrees, which if we distribute among the 12 months, make each month of 30 deg of solar motion. Moon takes approximately 27.33 days to cover the whole zodiac of 360degree. If we find the duration covered by Sun, when Moon has covered one full circle of the zodiac, we will arrive at the approximate solar month of30 degrees solar motion. THE ASCENDANT, DESCENDANT & MID HEAVEN When the earth revolves around its axis, different signs appear in the sky, which rise from the eastern horizon and then set in the western one exactly like the Sun. At Sunrise, the sign where Sun is placed becomes the Ascendant as this sign rises with the rising of Sun. However as the day progresses and Sun moves from east to west, different sign keeps rising at the eastern horizon. At the moment of the birth, the sign which was rising at the eastern horizon becomes the ascendant and means something which has ascended from the below the horizon to above it. The sign which is exactly above the head or meridian becomes the Mid-Heaven or the Xth house. Lets take a case to visualise this. Lets say for a native Sagittarius is rising at the Horizon when he took birth. This means that the signs Capricorn, Aquarius till some part of Gemini is below the horizon and will rise in that order. The sign which had risen just before the birth was Scorpio and a while ago it was Libra. If we distribute the day into four parts, each part being 6 hrs long, we can say that just before 6 hrs of birth Leo was rising. However, at birth, which happens to be 6 hrs from the point of time Leo was rising, it has moved exactly above our head. When we count zodiacally from Sagittarius to Leo, we see that Leo happens to fall in the 10th house from the Ascendant. Thus the sign which is exactly above the head (Zenith) during the birth becomes the MC/Mid-heaven/ Xth. Similarly the sign which was setting in the western horizon during the birth is called is the

Descendant as it is descending down the horizon. This is exactly opposite to the ascendant. Thus Gemini being exactly opposite to the Ascendant becomes the descendant to the native. This always falls in the 7th house from the Lagna or Ascendant. The 4th house which would rise after 6 hrs of birth is in the Nadir as opposed to the Zenith. This happens to be at the lowest end of the horizon. The signs from Descendant to the Ascendant which had already risen at the time of birth remains above the horizon and forms the visible half, whereas the signs from the Ascendant to Descendant which are yet to rise forms the Invisible half of the zodiac. The terms are quite self-explanatory as we can only see those signs which are above horizon and forms the visible half and those who are below the horizon remain invisible and form the invisible part of the zodiac. Friday, June 25, 2004

Triggering of Planets
The planets affect our life in various ways and such effects can be seen each moment in our life and they donot only need their dasa to be functional to give their results. However, most of us are only limited to various dasas, which shows predominant activities at any point of time. And because everything in the world work with a basic theme, all the dasas which we use can show similar indications of an event and this is what I call synchronicity. This is why we must not stick ourselves only to one or two dasas and try to understand, what way different planets affect us in different ways each moment. To understand this, lets take some illustrations from our lives. In many cases we see that birth of a child causes prosperity in the house, enhancement of income, promotion in job and such things. Now how do we relate to the enhancement of the family and career with birth of a child. This can be understood from the fact that progeny is ruled by Jupiter and birth of a child triggers all such yogas associated with Jupiter. Lets say for someone, Jupiter is placed with GL in 5th from Dasamsa Lagna, it is placed in the 11th from AL. This shows why if something triggers Jupiter, such benefic things happen in life. Thus we realise different planets can be triggered by some or other events in life. Similarly if Venus is well placed, you can see the good results after marriage as this triggers Venus. Now this knowledge can help an astrologer to use Jyotish for all practical purposes. Now if a horoscope is suffering due to sarpa yoga (Kendras occupied by Malefics, not in own sign or exaltation) and Jupiter is placed in the Lagna, then if such person studies sriptures (ruled by Jupiter) or stays with his grandfather (Jupiter) etc. the sarpa yoga shall break and the native's life shall become free from struggles. Jupiter's benevolence can also be triggered if the person takes Jupiterian activity such as Jyotish, Advisorship, Judge etc. or eat Jupiterian food such as fresh fruits etc. Also, there is no doubt, that such Jupiter can be activated, if

the person goes to shrines ruled by Jupiter, such as that of Sadashiva or Mahavishnu or Jesus Christ or Holy Ghost. Now if a person is having some yogas with Sun and other planets, such yogas can be triggered if the person goes to temples and religious places, ruled by Sun, or work with his father or such activities. Hence, to undestand, which planet is affecting a person in what way, the Jyotish is required to be watchful of all the happening in the surroundings of the native. If the native comes with a horoscope, to see which planet is causing trouble, one can very well be watchful of the surroundings to see the nimittas (Omens) and can know which planet is triggered at that moment. If a Jyotishi is watchful of such things, he can very well understand, how the different planets is behaving in his life. This can bring more understanding of effect of planets in our life and help us in zeroing down to practical remedies. So now you know which food affect you in which way :-) Friday, June 25, 2004

The concept of Argala


INTRODUCTION Here is a small writeup on Argala to ignite your curiosity more and give some guideline on working with Argala. Study this and try out the argala and its obstruction in your seconds house. It is written in jyotisha shastras that signs/ planets placed in the 2nd, 4th and 11th from a house/ karaka have argala to it. Whereas planets placed in the 12th shall oppose the argala of 2nd, 3rd will oppose 11th and 10th shall oppose the argala of 4th. The secondary argala is caused by signs/ planets in 5th and 8th from a house/ karaka and planets/ signs in 9th and 6th from it shall oppose it. Lets see what is the practical use of the concept of argala. THE CONCEPT We know that none of the activities in this world happen in isolation. There are many factors which each activity in our life. Argala is a JyotishTool to analyse how the argala influence our activities. To understand this lets take an example: Lets find out what are the factors which influence our worklife or karmakshetra indicated by the 10th house. They are: 1. Our Attitudes and Personlity 2. Intelligence 3. Drive and Vitality 4. Health 5. Job-Satisfaction 6. Income from the Job

7. Friends circle 8. Stress and Tension 9. How much tiring the job is? Now we can broadly classify these indications into the following houses: Lagna: 1. Our Attitudes and Personlity 2. Intelligence 3. Drive and Vitality 4. Health 5. Job-Satisfaction 11th house 6. Income from the Job 7. Friends Circle 8th house 8. Stress and Tension 9. How much tiring the job is? Now we see that the common link between these three houses are that, they have argala on the 10th house or work. Now the planets placed in these houses shall positively or negetively affect the work. Like if Rahu is placed in the Lagna, the person shall have no job satisfaction and prone to take wrong decisions at job as Rahu is an enemy to the Karaka for Intelligence and wisdom, Jupiter. Now lets see how to analyse the argala of a planet on a given house. We shall take a step by step approach to look at that: 1. Find the Karaka of the House under focus. For the present case, this happens to be 10th and the karakas are: a. Sun- Recognition at workplace b. Mercury - Intelligence and communication c. Saturn - Persistence, Patience and Hardwork d. Moon- Nature of Workplace 2. Find the relationship of the planet causing argala and the karaka of the house. If the relationship is friendly then that will have positive influence on the significations ruled by the Karakas under consideration. Here we have to look at two things: a. The influence due to the natural nature of the planet b. The influence based on the house (11th, Lagna, 8th) causing the argala on the concerned house (10th)

Lets take an example, where Jupiter is causing Argala from the 11th. This shows that, the native shall get due recognition at the workplace as Jupiter is a friend of Sun (point a). Because of the Subhargala, there will be some good frinds who shall help the native at his workplace (point b) and he will get pretty decent income commensurating his work (Point b). 3. Find the Karaka of the House, where the Argala causing planet is placed. The extent to which the Argala causing planet shall promote or diminish the result of the house under consideration is based on how much support it is getting from the Karaka of the house it is placed. We know that the karaka for gain is Jupiter for the 11th house. If Jupiter is placed in the 11th, then the person's income is supported. 4. Find the Lord of the house, where the Argala causing planet is placed. Along with the Karaka, the dispositor of the Argala causing planet can support or oppose it based on its relationship with the karakas of the house under consideration and also the argala causing planet. 5. Virodhargala: Virodha means opposition. Here we shall see the strength of opposition on existing argala. More planets or stronger planets in the virodhargala causing house show one of the following situation. (a) Virodha is stronger, if the virodhargala planet is favourable, whereas the argala in unfavourable or (b) Virodha is unfavourable whereas the argala is favourable to the karaka of the house under consideration. Friday, June 25, 2004

Judging Suicidal Tendencies from a Horoscope


PRINCIPLES 1. The fourth house is the house of happiness (Sukha) and a person takes such step as suicide only when he is facing very troubling time. A person faces such miseries in life, if the 4th house is placed with malefics such as Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu. This also generates Matsya yoga, which makes a person very compassionate and makes him understand others sorrow. If the 4th house is afflicted by Papakartari yoga, then also the person suffers misery. If the lord of the Sign in Marana Avastha or the in Debilitation or defeated in planetary fight then it is incapable of protecting its house from evil influences. The person suffers a lot if the karaka of 4th and 5th, Moon and Jupiter are also afflicted. 2. The 5th house is the house of Chitta (inner self as in Sat-"Chit"-Ananda) and this shows how much harmony do we have within our self. If this is afflicted then the person can become insane. The person who is peaceful within can take more miseries than someone who is not. It is not a good thing to have enemies of Jupiter in the 5th such as Saturn or Rahu.

3. In the previous step I only talked of the natural nature of planets. However, in the happening of this life, the functional nature of the planets has a lot more say. The lords of Dusthanas afflict the houses, where they are placed, with problems from enemies (6th) from our own past karma and weaknesses (8th) or past debts. If the lord of any houses are placed in these dusthanas, they also suffer similar fate. 4. Badhaka is very important for the matters of health and such things. Badhaka represent unknown evil forces, such as black magic or similar things. If Badhaka is placed in the 5th house, there is high likelihood that the person can go insane. Similarly the lords of the houses suffer because of the mentioned things, if they are placed in the badhaka sthana. 5. In all the cases, one has to see the reinforcing factors and salvaging factors. The factors which can reinforce evil is papakartkari yoga, aspect of natural malefics or placement of natural malefics in strength in the kendras or trines to the bhava. The factors which salvage are the lord of the house, karaka of the house aspecting the bhava or placed in kendra or trikona to the house, aspect of natural benefics etc. One has to study all these before finally pronouncing the results. The extent of affliction shall decide the level of affect on the houses under consideration. 6. If 4th from Moon is also afflicted by Malefics, then the changes of Suicide is proportionately increased and the person might try contemplating suicide.

Suicide tendencies are seen when the fourth house is under affliction. 4th is the sukha-sthana and

affliction to that house cause depression which might culminate in suicide. In the horoscope, we find that the 4th house is under heavy affliction because of Saturn-Mars fight and the lord of 4th has gone to debility. The 5th house shows inner harmony and such thing like suicide can occur if there is strong internal unrest and turmoil. We see that the 5th lord is placed in Amavasya yoga and aspect by Rahu (the dire enemy of the Karaka Jupiter) from the 9th house. More to this the Karaka for inner harmony Jupiter is placed in the Rahu's house and in the 8th from the Sign, sufficiently weak to protect its significance. This person died by drinking alcohol. Can we find out why- Alcohol? A person can be addicted to alcohol if Saturn (karaka for Alcohol) aspects the lagna by Graha Drsti (Desire to take alcohol). The cause of death can be found from the stronger of AL and A7 (3rd and 8th from them). Here A7 is stronger and hence 3rd and 8th from it can show the cause of death. 3rd from A7 is empty but aspected by Gulika and Mandi who rules poison.The 8th house is aspected by Rahu and Ketu and the house being Saturnine. Showing that the native has faced a difficult death, whereby he poisoned him by over drinking of Alcohol.The aspect of Rahu on 8th on a saturnine house is a sure case of Dustamarana (Bad death) Yoga.

Here we see that three benefics are placed in the 4th and although Sun is placed, it is weak because of debilitation. This shows a good fourth house. However, this doesn't remain the same when we cognize the presence of the Malefics Rahu and Saturn in the 12th and 2nd, causing papakartari yoga. More than

that, you notice the functional nature of the planets now. Merc is 3rd and 12th lord, Sun is a maraka and Jupiter is the 6th lord. Venus is although the lord of 4th is also the badhakesh. Now you can see that functionally all of them are causing troubles. As I mentioned before Saturn's placement in the 5th is not a good thing as it opposes the force of Jupiter to keep the inside of the person at peace. Now this evil is fortified by the Saturn- Mars opposition, showing tremendous internal conflicts and termoil, which has caused enough restlessness inside him. Moon is the only salvaging planet as it is aspecting both the 4th and 5th house by graha and rasi drsti, showing that the native's mother could only comfort him from the trouble. To see the circumstances of death, we see that AL is stronger than A7. From AL, 3rd is not occupied but aspected by the nodes and the 8th is occupied by violent Mars. The aspect of Nodes indicate un-natural death (Rahu) and mistake (Ketu) and the involvement of Sagittarius shows falling from height. Mars influence shows use of power or such violent means. The native died with hanging himself. I think the planetary positions justify it well.

The Lagna is placed with Mars and Ketu showing pisacha badha, whereby both the Lagna and Moon is afflicted. This shows use of black majic or such things on the native. The protector of the Lagna, the lagna

lord is placed in the Badhaka Sthana, showing the strength of the yoga for suffering from black magic. The 4th and 5th lords are placed in the 6th, showing that the native might be troubled by the enemies. Now the salvaging factors are the placement of the Sun, Me and Jup in the kendra to the Lagna and their aspect on the 4th and 5th house. Moreover Jupiter is exalted and is causing fruitful gajakeshari yoga. Thus the three planet combination, Jup, Sun and Mercury can help the native.

The best thing about this is that, Jupiter is the ista devata of the native and is placed with the Atmakaraka Sun. So worshipping someone represented by Jupiter, on a Monday (Jup, placed in Moon's sign) in Jupiter's hora, can take the person out from the troubles he is facing because of Black majic etc. The aquarius shoola dasa is going to start on 12-08-2003, where the trouble shall increase and the native is strongly advised to take any remedy. After the next dasa starts, terrible rudra yoga shall also manifest, causing accidents, problems of blood etc. Doing rudra-abhishekam in a shiva temple is the only remedy to the Rudra yoga. Friday, June 25, 2004

Judging placement of a Planet in a House


We could go by step by step methodology to understand this. The steps follow: Lets pick up Sun's placement in the Lagna. Step 1: Find the natural significations of the house Here the Lagna stands for Personality, attitudes etc. Now Sun shows independence, authority, status, power, generosity, a firm and stern attitude and so on. Thus when Sun is placed in the first house, it will give such an attitude to the person. However, we know that when sun is debilitated in Libra, the independence of the Sun is lost and for such people, the Sun in the Lagna shall make them look for some form of support for decision making. They shall also have a sense of deprivation because of the debilitation of the Sun. In the sign Leo, Sun is the most generous and in Pisces, it is the most knowledgeable. In Sagittarius, it is the most righteous and protector of dharma etc. You can understand the nature of the signs and then try figure out how Sun shall behave in each of the signs. Step 2: Find the Karaka of the house under consideration: Karakas of the Lagna are: 1. Sun- for vitality and drive (which comes from the soul) and conscience 2. Moon- for body and health 3. Jupiter - Intelligence 4. Saturn - Hair Now the planet under consideration, i.e., Sun shall promote the significations of the Karakas with whom Sun is friendly and shall damage those with whom Sun has enmity. Now Sun the

karaka for Lagna and hence it shall make the person conscientious and full of energy and drive. Its a friend of Jupiter and hence shall make the person intelligent and wise. It is a friend of Moon and hence shall make the body free of diseases. It is an enemy of Saturn and hence shall reduce the significations of Saturn making the person bald or lack hair. Now there can be variety of intensities of results such as. When such Sun is in cancer, Moon's karakatva is very strong there and thus the person shall enjoy good health more than Scorpio, where Moon becomes naturally weaker. Also Sun in Pisces, Sagittarius and Cancer shall be more intelligent than any other signs, as these are the places where the Jupiter is very strong. Just think of Vivekananda, having Sun in the Sagittarius Lagna. Similarly, Aries and Leo native shall have lesser hair on the head than Libra, Capricorn or Aquarius native, as in these houses the Karakatva of Saturn shall be stronger.

Step 3: Find the house of which the said planet is a karaka Sun is the karaka for the 2nd- for eye sight 5th- power and authority 9th- Dharma, Father 10th- Recognition in profession and enterprise From 2nd Sun is placed in the 12th house, which is a marana karaka sthana, this shows that the native shall have defective eye sight. However if Sun is exalted, then the weakness of Sun is cancelled to some extent, salvaging the eye sight. The cause of the weakness of Sun is Saturn being the karaka for the 12th house. If Saturn aspects such Sun, then it becomes difficult to salvage the eye sight. From 5th, Sun is placed in the 9th house, a trine and shall promise good position, status and authority. The cause of strength o

f such Sun is Sun and Jupiter both being the karaka for the 9th house. The influence of Jupiter on such Sun shall be helpful in giving power and authority to the person. From 9th, Sun is placed in the 5th house, and hence shall protect the 9th house of Father and Dharma. Thus such persons shall be having a righteous life and happiness from father. From 10th, Sun is placed in a kendra, making the native enterprising and gain recognition

for his work. However the karaka for fame is Jupiter, and if it influences such Sun, then the person gets his due recognition and also becomes famous.

Step 4: Find the aspect of the planets on different houses. The graha drsti of the planets shall show what the planet in the Lagna wants from the houses it is aspecting. One can work out the karaka of the house on which it is aspecting and find out the relationships of those planets. For example, Sun aspects the 7th house. The karaka for 7th is Venus, who debilitated Sun and snatches the independence from him but chaining him under relationships. But As Sun is strongly influencing the Lagna, Such persons will not fall into relationships easily and always try to have an independent life style. However this is not so strong, when Sun is in Libra as the influence of Venus is pretty strong on the Sun. This can be covered in further lessons on the influences of planets on the houses.

Step 4: Argala Read the argala article posted in this site. Try to find the influence of a planet from its position to different houses it is having argala on. It will try to influence the affairs of the house, it is having argala on, by carrying the influence of the house it is placed in. hursday, June 24, 2004

The Marana Karaka Avastha of Planets


The specific most malefic positions of planets capable of causing death like suffering are as follows: the Sun in 12th, the Moon in 8th, Mars & Mercury in 7th, Jupiter in 3rd, Venus in 6th, Saturn in 1st, Rahu in 9th house from Lagna (or Dasa Rasi). Such positions of planets are called Marana Sthana and the planets become Marana Karaka (Death Inflictors). When such death inflictors is in conjunction with or aspected by Malefics or in inimical or depression signs, great grief is sure to come. -Pt. Sanjay Rath Marana means death, Karaka means significator or the doer and Avastha means the State. So the term Marana Karaka Avastha would mean death-inflicting state of a planet. By now it must be clear from the quote of Pt. Sanjay Rath that when planets are placed in some specific houses of the zodiac, it attains the status of death inflictor. However, the immediate question that follows is- why shall the planet attain the status when placed in some specific houses in a horoscope.

To understand this we shall, take each planet one by one, understand their karakatva and find out why they behave as death inflictors in those positions.

RAHU IN NINTH Rahu is the planet that signifies adharma and hence is the primary cause of Rebirth, which is based on the misdeeds (adharma), which we had committed in our last birth. On the contrary 9th is the house of Dharma and the most important house of the Dharma Trikona as far as the duties and obligations are concerned. When the primary karaka for Adharma goes to the place of dharma, the 9th house that signify the religious shrines and dharmic places, he feels completely dejected for the crimes he has committed through out his life. The feeling that it is better to die than to live with the heavy burden of sing on his head, engrosses him completely. He becomes remorseful. Between the two karakas for 9th or dharma, viz., Jupiter and the Sun, Sun becomes a yogi planet and does not do much harm to Rahu. However, Devaguru is agitated, when the devalayas or the place of worship is desecrated by the presence of Jupiter. Jupiters ire is unfathomable, when he becomes angry. Such severe beatings he gives that Rahu is taken to the state of dying. No, wonder when Jupiter gets agitated, all sins are burnt through the sacred fire or Pavitra Agni of the Devaguru. This shall be interesting to note here that Rahu gets into debilitation in the 9th house of Natural Zodiac, ruled by Jupiter. The sign Sagittarius is again a agni-tattwa rasi, which has the power to burn all sins. This one of the reasons, why agitated Jupiter show widespread fire during the Manduka Dasa.

MOON IN EIGHTH (CHANDRASTAMA) Chandrastama is considered very inauspicious in any horoscope. As the name suggest this happens when the Moon is placed in 8th house from Lagna. Moon is the overall karaka for the natal horoscope as Sun is the Karaka for the prenatal horoscope. This is because after we have taken birth in this world, we start working under the veil of Maya or illusion or apparent contradictions. The body is also nothing but a product of Maya. While we identify ourselves with the body, we forget out true identity as a part of the omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent Paramatma. The Mind (which is again a product of Maya- Moon) also makes us believe that

we are not the soul but the body and gives us our own identity (Ego - feeling of I and You). Thus being a significator of Mind and body, if Moon goes to the house of death or one of the houses Moksha Trikona, it gets a terrible shock while it faces the true identity of our soul and that we all would die one day. Such position of Moon ruins the health of the native and the mind is also adversely affected. Hence, the Moon being the main life giving principle goes to the eighth house of death, she is thoroughly beaten up by the karaka of 8th, the Saturn, the main principle of disease and hard work. This is again interesting to note that Moon gets debilitated in the 8th house of death of Natural Zodiac, which is opposed to the 2nd house of Sustenance.

SUN IN TWELFTH Besides other significations, 12th house signify pleasures of Bed, signified by Venus. Sun is the protector of Dharma and hence another significator of the 9th house. Dharma falls at the places of pleasures. When the Sun goes to such places, what shall be its Avastha then? We can see that 12th is the house of exaltation of Venus in the natural zodiac. Wherever Shukra (Sex, Passion) is strong, Sun is rendered weak, which is why Venus debilitates Sun. The natural trait of the Sun is to stay away from the materials of pleasures and perform his duty of upholding Dharma diligently. In the places of pleasures, Sun is not allowed to perform his duty. This is a well-known fact that among shadripus, which causes the fall of dharma, the ripu of Matsarya or sex causes the greatest fall. This is why anyone who has taken birth on tithes ruled by the Sun, he should overcome the weakness signified by Venus, as per Astadala Padma Scheme.

JUPITER IN THIRD 3rd is the house of Parakrama (bravery), Maithuna (copulation) and Death. Mars is the karaka of 3rd house, showing parakrama; because it is the sign of Maithuna, Rahu gets exalted in this house in the natural Zodiac and Jaimini says 3rd is the house of death (Dinau Dine Punya). Jupiter, being the Devaguru, by nature is a peace-loving planet who signify harmony, universal brotherhood (Vasudaiva Kutumbakam) and wisdom. When such a planet goes to

the house of parakrama, he is rendered ineffective under the violent temper of Mars. This is why Jupiter gets debilitated where Mars gets exalted. He cant withstand the violence of Mars. Jupiter being a karaka for dharma, becomes very uncomfortable when it goes to the house of copulation. Like Sun who is rendered ineffective in the house of pleasures of Bed, Jupiter is also rendered ineffective in the house of sex. Jupiter is again the prana of the Life force and hence also called the Jiva, where as Mars is the Mrityu karaka. When Jupiter goes to the 3rd house, the house of death, the life force diminishes, more so under the effect of Karaka Mars. When we look at the ayana of planets we see that the ayana of Rahu is opposite to that of Jupiter. Hence wherever Rahu is strong, Jupiter is rendered weak. In the Kalachakra we see that the Kala of the Dik goveren by Jupiter, is ruled by Jupiter and hence any Jupiterian activity is prohibited in the Rahu Kala.

VENUS IN SIXTH Jaimini has given a dictum Shasta Shukra Marana Karaka, which says Venus in the 6th becomes Marana Karaka. Why this is so? Sixth is the house of Service and Venus is the karaka of Pleasures, the two opposites. What shall we expect when the chief karaka for pleasure is asked to serve others! In the natural zodiac, 6th is house of debilitation and the sign Virgo symbolizes a virgin (the purest). Hence at this place Venus becomes incapable to enhance its own Karakatva. The two karakas for the 6th, Mars (Enemies) and Saturn (Servant). In the Kalachakra this is clear that Mars obstructs the ayana of Venus. Hence none of the Venusian activity shall be performed in the Marss Kala. Moreover Saturn signify hard work, which is not suited to pleasures and luxury seeking Venus and hence she goes to the Marana Avastha, if placed in 6th.

SATURN IN LAGNA Saturn is the Karaka (Significator) of destruction of intelligence (Dhi) and opposed to Satya, being opposes to Jupiter and Sun respectively. Lagna stands for the intelligence and health

of the native and Saturn is opposed to the karakas of the Lagna, Jupiter and Saturn. Whenever Sat goes to the first house, it cant stand the Karakas and goes into the marana Avastha. Now in the natural zodiac too Saturn gets debilitated in the first house Aries, where the fiery Sun gets exalted. Here Sun opposes the lethargy and sluggishness of Saturn and wants it to be fast, jovial and forces it to promote the significations of Sun. Now in mythology, Saturn represent Mahakala, the son of Sun from Chaya. Because of treachery of his mother, Sun cant stand him and wherever Sun becomes the strong karaka, Saturn becomes weaker.
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Friday, June 25, 2004

Janma Vighatika Graha


INTRODUCTION Maharishi Jaimini Says in his immortal classic Jaimini Sutras that the sex and complexion of the child can be known from the ruling planet the exact moment of the birth. The smallest division of time which defines the moment of birth is the vighatika, which is 1/3600th part of a day. We know that 1 day is 60 ghatikas and 1 vighatikas so if the day is divided into 3600 parts, the lord of each part shall define the sex and complexion of the child born at that moment. We know that the approximated duration of 1 sign to rise is 5 ghatikas (60/12) and hence there are 300 vighatikas in 1 sign (5*60). Thus we might see here a strong link between the vighatika rising at the moment of birth and ardha-nadiamsa, which happens to be the 300th part of a sign. This ardha- nadiamsa forms the basis of nadi literature and can define the life of a native to considerable extent. This knowledge can be used in to explain and understand completely different lifestyle between twins, who otherise have similar rasi and varga charts. This also can be used to rectify the birth chart till a vighatika or 24 seconds. CALCULATION 1. The moment of birth is always considered from the Sunrise or Sunset. So the start of the vighatikas for finding the ruler of the moment of birth has to be reckoned from the Sunrise or Sunset based on birth happening before of after the Sunset. 2. The time of birth elapsed after Sunrise of Sunset is converted into Vighatis. (1 Hr = 2.5 Ghati = 150 vighati). 3. The ruler of the vighatikas is based on the sequence of the lords of the weekdays (Su-1, Mo-2, Mars- 3, Me-4, Ju- 5, Ve- 6, Sa- 7, Ra- 8, Ke- 9), starting from Sun. To arrive at the

lord of the ruler, divide the Vighatis arrived at the previous step by 9 and round it up to the higher interger and count that number from Sun. One easier way to find the reminder of a number when divided by 9 is to add up the digits of the number and subsequently adding the digits of the number until we arrive at the final one digit no. For illustration, when 9834 is divided by 9, the reminder would be 9+8+3+4 =24 =2+4= 6 (Reminder) 4. Rising of Vighatis of male planets give male birth, whereas rising of vighatis of female planets give female births. Similarly, vighatis of eunich planets give eunuch births. a. The Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Rahu are males. In the example, the planets Rahu ruled the semi-nadi amsa to give a male child. b. The Moon, Venus, Ketu indicates females. c. Mercury rules the female eunuchs while Saturn rule male eunuchs. However this should be predicted only if specific combination for such a birth exist in the conception chart. Else, Mercury will indicate a female child as Saturn indicates a male. d. If the Janma Vighatika Graha is placed with a female planet, then it will show female birth and so on. However, if it is not conjoined with any planet, then the sex of the sign shall dominate. All even signs indicate females, whereas all odd signs indicate males. However, there is an exception to this as Pisces and Cancer shows male birth being even signs and Aquarius and Gemini rules female birth even though they are odd signs. e. If the Janma Vighatika Graha is exalted or conjoin a exalted planet, then it indicate male birth, where as if it is debilitated or placed with a debilitated planet, then it indicate a female birth. This is an overriding principle to the above mentioned principles from points a. to d. Note: The definition of the sunrise shall have a big impact on the vighatis elapsed. This is because there is as much as 4 min difference in time from rise of the upper limb of the sun and the rise of the center of the Sun. So it is pertinent to decide, what time should be taken as the time of Sunrise. From time immemorial the rishis, started all the activities of the day with the Sunrise. However, this does not mean that at that point of sunrise, the upper limb of Sun has actually risen on the horizon, rather it was based on the moment they could see the first ray of Sun on the horizon. We know that due to a phenomenon called refraction, the Sun seems to have risen on the horizon a few minutes before the actual rise of the upper limb. As this

is the moment, when we can see the first ray of the Sun, it heralds the start of the day and all reckoning should happen from that moment of Sunrise. So in short, the Sunrise definition for the purpose reckoning the birth time is the apparent rise of the Suns upper limb.

INTERPRETATION The single most important planet in a horoscope, which has the most substantial impact in the life of a native is this janma vighatika graha. This is because, a planet which can determine the sex of the native is a link between the karma of the past life, which has to be manifested in this life. Thus the lordship, placement and yogas of this planet has the most significant impact in the life of the native.

ILLUSTRATION CASE I: SANJAY RATH Date: August 7, 1963 Time: 9:15:10 pm Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT) Place: 84 E 01' 00", 21 N 28' 00" Sunrise: 5:28:58 am Sunset: 6:29:27 pm Janma Ghatis: 21.25 - 18.49 = 2.76 hrs; Ghatis= 2.76*2.5 =6.9 Ayanamsa: 23-20-38.76 Sidereal Time: 18:23:00 Janma Vighatis = 6.9*60 =414 Janma Vighatika Graha= Reminder of 414/9 = 4+1+4 = 9 (Ketu)

Interpretation: ------------------------Ketu is exalted and this shows male birth. Ketu is the mokshakaraka and defines the main objective behind the action of the native is to get liberated from this life of bondage. The aspect of Jupiter from the Lagna in pisces, gives him the knowledge of the maharishis through tradition (Jup+Ketu) to take Jyotish to the direction of spiritual upliftment of human kind.

Ketu is placed with the AL, shows that in this material world, he would be identify his goal of life to as spiituality and shall join a spiritual organisation. Because this happens to be the 10th house from Lagna, the focus of the native shall be to keep doing his work, without any benefit from the world (Ketu) and renouncing and material benefit in return. There is no doubt, that the native has given a big boost to the spirituality (Ketu) in Jyotish (Jupiter) given to him from tradition (Jup+Ketu) and is his sole purpose in this life (10th house placed with AL). CASE II: AJIT KRISHNAN Date: January 28, 1980 Time: 10:36:00 am Time Zone: 3:00:00 (East of GMT) Place: 47 E 59' 00", 29 N 20' 00" Altitude: 0.00 meters Sunrise: 6:41:10 am Sunset: 5:22:04 pm Janma Ghatis: 9.7850 Ayanamsa: 23-41-34.86 Sidereal Time: 19:14:53 Janma Vighati: 9.7850*60 = 587.1 Janma Vighatika Graha = 587.1/9 = 2.1 = 3 = Mars

Interpretation: ------------------------The placement of Mars with two male planets Rahu and Jupiter, given male birth. The placement of the lord of Birth, Mars in the 5th with Jupiter and Atmakaraka Rahu, sets the focus of life to learning and reaching towards self actualization or self-realization as Mars happens to be the lagna lord. The association of Mars and Jupiter constitute the fruitful Guru-Mangala yoga making the person a eternal learner and the native finds the purpose of soul fulfilled (AK) following the path of learning. CASE III: SARAJIT PODDAR Date: August 25, 1974

Time: 2:32:44 pm Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT) Place: 85 E 17' 00", 23 N 40' 00" Sunrise: 5:27:59 am Sunset: 6:12:49 pm Janma Ghatis: 22.6979 Ayanamsa: 23-30-27.22 Sidereal Time: 12:56:52 Janma Vighatika = Janma Ghatika * 60 = 22.6979*60 = 1361.874 Janma Vighatika Graha = Reminder (1361.874/9) = 2.874 = 3 = Mars Interpretation: -----------------------Mars is a male planet giving a male birth. Mars is the Atmakaraka of the native and is placed in the 9th house with Mercury and Sun and sama - saptaka with the Lagna lord Jupiter. This shifts the focus of the natives life to the Rajayogas happening in the 3rd and 9th axis. Mars is the 5th and 12th lord and is placed in the 9th house and aspected by Jupiter, constituting the potent Guru mangala Yoga. The native is a keen learner and has started learning astrology at a very early age. The focus of the natives life is rotating around 5th, 12th and 9th, showing that the native gets most satisfaction by learning and teaching. The focus of 12th house shows that the native shall be generous as Moon is placed in the 12th house. Friday, June 25, 2004

Neechabhanga Rajayoga (Pt. Sanjay Rath)


1. The lord of the sign of exaltation of the debilitated planet is in a kendra to Lagna or Moon. For example, if Mercury is debilitaed in Pisces, the Mercury itself which is the lord of Virgo, the sign of its exaltation, should be in a kendra to Lagna or Moon. Thus, Mercury attains neechabhanga if eithe lagna or chandra is in any of the dual signs. It is for this purpose you find that dual signs give good communication abilities and produce many writes etc. Another example: If Saturn is debilitaed in Aries, then if Venus, the lord of Libra its sign of exaltation is in a kendra to the Lagna or Moon, Saturn gets neecha bhanga or cancellation of debility. 2. The lord of the sign of debility of the debilitated planet is in a kendra to Lagna or Moon. This is the concept of the dispositor of the planet, and if the dispositor of a debilitated planet

is in a Kendra to Lagna or Moon, then neecha bhanga occurs. This is also an important part of the Kalpa Druma Yoga where the dispositor of the strong lagna lord is required to be in a kendra to lagna. In such a case, when the naive approaches someone for help, when in trouble or in debility, help is sure to come. 3. The debilitated planet occupies its exaltation sign in the Navamsa chart. Every sign has nine Navamsa, Saturn is debilitated in Aries and the seventh Navamsa is that of Libra, its exaltation sign. Thus, if Saturn were to be between 20-23.20 degrees in Aries, neechabhanga is automatic. This implies that the native has done some very good dharmic karma in the past birth bring ing forth the blesings of Bhagavan and hence his debilitated condition or troubles are forgiven and he gets relief. 4. The sign where the planet is in debility is conjoined another planet which gets exalted in that sign. It pays to have powerful friends and associates and a planet in debility, if conjoined another planet in exaltation leads to a situation where the troubled soul meets another who is exalted and powerful or the person who is best suited to help him out. Sheer luck you may call those situations or just coincidence is what many people say. In one case, a businessman was about to be kicked out of all his businesses and as he waited at the airport, he had the acquaintance of the chairman of a bank. They discussed and then the businessman revealed his problem. The Chairman cancelled his flight and went back to office the next day and gave him a loan. The businessman went on to purchase controlling shares and grow into a big business house. Such Rajyoga do not occur with every neechabhanga, and at least a few of the factors cited above have to occur. further, all planets do not get neechabhanga by all the four methods. As a study, examine the debility of each planet and see the peculiar situations that cause its exaltations and the lessons they hold Friday, July 30, 2004

Strength of Planets: The Shadbala - I


1. INTRODUCTION As the name suggests Shadbala means six fold strength. Although these strengths are combinedly used for finding the effect of planets on the lives of the natives, there is more use of the strengths and we get the clue of those uses from their names. If they were to be used combinedly, then such specific names were unnecessary. Moreover, this is more logical to think that, a planet when strong, might not be so for influencing all affairs in our lives. A planet which might give good status might not be good to show the direction of your life. So we must construe, the special significance hidden in the names given to the six sources of strengths. These strengths need not be used only predicting the results of the dasa, however, can be used for normal horoscopic interpretation. For illustration, the kendradi

bala is used in ayur calculation etc. One can understand their use more and more by understanding their name and their basis of calculation. Shad Bal consists of the following strengths 1. Sthan Bal (Positional strength) 2. Dig Bal (Directional strength) 3. Kaal Bal (Temporalstrength), inclusive of Ayan Bal (Equinoctial strength) 4. Chesht Bal (Motional strength) 5. Naisargika Bal (Natural strength) 6. Drik Bal (Aspectual strength) These strengths are computed for the seven Grahas from Sun to Saturn. The nodes are not considered. 2. STHANA BALA (Maximum: 480 virupa = 8 rupas) Sthana means place and hence the sthana bala is calculated based on the placement of the planets in different signs on various parameters, such as how far are they placed from their exaltation sign etc. More follows below: 2.1 Uccha Bal (Maximum: 60 virupa = 1 rupa) Uccha means exaltation. When a planet is placed in its highest exaltation point, it is of full strength and when it is in its deepest debilitation point, it is devoid of any strength. When placed at other places, it has middling strength proportionately dependent on the distance these planets are placed from the highest exaltation or deepest debilitation point. Find the difference between a planet's longitude and the deepest debilitation point. Divide the difference by 3 and the result so obtained is the uccha bala in Virupas. When a planet is in highest exaltation point, the difference happens to be 180 deg and hence the uccha bala for such planet becomes 60 virupa (180/3). However, when a planet is placed in the deepest debilitation, the difference becomes zero and hence also the bala is zero. 2.2 Sapt Vargaj Bal (Maximum: 45*7 = 315 virupas = 5.25 rupas) Rasi, Hora, Dreshkan, Saptamsa, Navamsa, Dwadashamsa and Trimsamsa constitute the Sapta varga. The strength of the planets in these seven divisional charts based on their placements in moolatrikona, own sign, friendly sign etc. constitute the sapta varaj bala. The method of their calculation is as follows: In the following rasis, the planets gets the corresponding Virupa of strength. Although maharishi gave the strength in terms of the avasthas they are place in, he gave the association of these avasthas with the placement of the planets in different rasis in the following chapter on the avasthas (Ch 45). The friend's, neutral and enemical signs are

based on the compound relationship and hence the term, great friend and great enemy has been used in this context. Moolatrikona Sign- 45 Virupas Swakshetra (Svasth) - 30 Virupas Great Friend's Sign (Pramudit) - 20 Virupas Friendly Sign (Shant) - 15 Virupas Neutral Sign (Din) - 10 Virupas Inimical Sign (Duhkhit) - 04 Virupas Great Enemy's sign (Khal) - 02 Virupas 2.3 Oja-Yugma Rasi-Amsa Bala (Maximum: 30 Virupa= 0.5 Rupa) Oja means Odd signs and Yugma means Even signs. Thus, as the name imply, this strength is derived from a planet's placement in the odd or even signs in the Rasi and Navamsa. Moon and Venus are female planets and get strength of 15 virupas each while placed in the even signs in the rasi or navamsa. Other planets gets this strength, while they are placed in Odd (Male) signs in Rasi or Navamsa. The maximum strength which can be derived from this is 30 virupas (Venus/ Moon placed in Even sign in both rasi and Navamsa; other planets placed in the odd signs in both rasi and navamsa.) 2.4 Kendradi Bala (Maximum: 60 virupa = 1 rupa) The name itself implies how to compute this strength. A planet in a Kendra (Quadrant: 1-47-10) gets full strength, while one in Panaphara (Succedent: 2-5-8-11) Bhava gets half and the one in Apoklima(Preceedent: 12-3-6-9) Bhava gets a quarter or a rupa. One rupa equals 60 virupa, thus in virupas, the kendradi bala equals: Kendra: 60 Virupa Panaphara: 30 Virupa Apoklima: 15 Virupa 2.5 Dreshkan Bala (Maximum: 15 virupa = 0.25 rupa) due to placement in first, second, or third dreshkanaof a sign. Male, female and hermaphrodite Grahas, respectively, get a quarter Rupa (15 virupa) according to placements in the first, second and third dreshkana. From this we can infer that the male planets are stronger in the beginning of a sign, female planets are stronger in the middle part and neutral planets gains strength in the ending part of a sign.

3. KALA BALA: 3.1 Natonnata Bala: (Maximum 60 virupa = 1 rupa) Natonnata is composed of two terms nata and unnata. Unnata is the difference between midnight and the apparent birth time. Unnata when deducted from 30 Ghatikas gives Nata. Moon, Mars and Saturn are stronger at night, whereas Sun, Jupiter and Venus are stronger during the day. Mercury is stronger both during day and night. Hence, the nata bala is seen for Moon, Mars and Saturn and unnata bala is seen for Sun, Jupiter and Venus. Irrespective of day or night Mercurygets the bala of 60 virupa or 1 rupa. At midnite, which marks the peak of night, the diurnal planets are weaker. Thus at that time the unnata bala of the diurnal planets Sun, Jupiter and Venus is zero, whereas the nata bala of the nocturnal planets Moon, Mars and Saturn is full 60 virupas. At the noon hr. when the day is at peak and the Sun is placed exactly on the meridian, the unnata bala of the Sun, Jupiter and Venus is full 60 virupas and the nata bala of Moon, Mars and Saturn is zero. At other time the bala is proportionate. At Surise and Sunset, which marks the junction of the day and the night, the natonnata bala for all the planets (excluding Mercury, whose bala is always 60), is the same, i.e., 30 Virupas. Also note the formula Nata Bala+ Unnata Bala = 60 virupas The fluctuation of the Natonnata bala for the planets can be seen as follows: Diurnal Planet Nocturnal Planet Sunrise 30 30 Noon 60 00 Sunset 30 30 Midnite 00 60 3.2 Paksha Bal Paksha can be loosely translated as a fortnite. However in Jyotish term, Paksha is the duration between conjunction and opposition of the Luminaries. The duration from Conjunction to Opposition is the time when the Phase of Moon increase and is termed as Waxing Moon, which in Jyotish parlance known as the Sukla Paksha. Whereas the duration from opposition to conjunction, the phase of Moon decreases and is termed as Waning Moon, which in Jyotish Parlance known as Krsna Paksha. The Benefics are stronger in the Sukla Paksha and the Malefics are stronger in the Krsna Paksha. This forms the basis for calculation of the paksha bala. The benefics are Jupiter, Venus, well associate Mercury, whereas the malefics are Sun, Mars and Saturn. The paksha bala of the Moon is 2 rupas (120 virupas) at the end time of Full Moon and New Moon. The

Paksha bala of the Moon goes down to 60 virupas, during the middle of the pakshas. Find the angular distance between Sun and Moon. If the angular duration exceeds 180 degrees, deduct the same from 360. The degrees so obtained when divided by 3, which will indicate the Paksha Bala of each of the benefic Grahas. The Paksh Bal of benefic should be deducted from 60, which will go to each malefic, as Paksh Bal. 3.3 Tribhaga Bala Tribhaga means three parts. This strength has gained its name from the fact that the day and night are divided into three parts each. The Planets which gain 1 virupa of strength during different part of a days is a as follows: Mercury- First 1/3 part of day Sun- Middle 1/3 part of day Saturn- Last 1/3 part of day Moon- First 1/3 part of Night Venus- Middle 1/3 part of Night Mars- Last 1/3 part of Night Jupiter gets this Bal at all times. 3.4 Varsha (Abda) - Maasa- Dina- Hora Bal Varsha-Maasa-Dina-Hora Bal. 15, 30, 45 and 60 Virupas are in order given to Varsh Lord, Maas Lord, Dina Lord and Hora Lord. 3.4.1 Varsha Bala: The Varsha mentioned here is the solar year or the samvatsara, which commences when the Sun moves to the first sign on the zodiac, Mesha. This is the weekday lord of the day in which the Sun has transited to Mesha. If Sun has moved after 00:00 hrs of civil calendar, the previous weekday has to be taken. 3.4.2 Maasa Bala: Like Varsha Lord, each saurya masa (Solar Month) commences when the Sun transits each sign of the zodiac. Take the weekday lord on which Sun has moved to a new sign as the lord of the Masa. If Sun has moved after 00:00 hrs of civil calendar, the previous weekday has to be taken. 3.4.3 Dina Bala: Dina is weekday. The lord of the weekday is the lord of the day. 3.4.4 Hora Bala: Hora means planetary hour. Each day from sunrise to next sunrise is divided into 24 equal parts of one hour. These Horas are ruled by the 7 Grahas from Sun to Saturn. The first Hora of the day is ruled by the Lord of the week day. The 2nd one is ruled by the Lord of the 6th week day, counted from the first ruler. The 3rd Hora is ruled by the Lord of the 6th week day, counted from the 2nd Hora Lord. Similarly it proceeds in the

same manner, till the first Hora of the next day is taken over by the Lord of that day himself. At a particular time, the lord of a particular hora gets the Hora bala of 60 Virupas. From the strength of the Varsa, Maasa, Dina and Hora lord, we can see that Hora lord gets the maximum strength, i.e., 60 Virupas, highlighting the importance of the hora lord over the other lords at any time. 3.5 Ayan Bala The Earth's equitorial plane when projected to the celestial spehere (a hypothetical sphere which has shows the visible stars and planets), is known as the celestial equator. The planets which we see, can be above, below or placed on the celestial equator at any point of time. The angle which they make with respect to the plane of celestial equator measured from center of earth is called the declination or Kranti. The Declination of Sun is maximum, i.e., 2327 during the solstices where the Sunrises either on Tropic of Cancer or Capricorn, whereas during the equinoxes, the declination becomes zero. The calculation of the ayana bala is complecated, however the same can be accomplished using a simple formula: Ayan Bal = 60*(2327 Kranti)/(4654) = (2327 Kranti)*1.2793. Now a days with the advent of computers, things have become easier for the Jyotishis. When Moon or Saturn have southern Kranti (placed below the equitorial plane) or, when Sun, Mars, Jupiter, or Venus have northern Kranti (Placed above the equitorial plane), take plus and otherwise minus. As far as Merucry is concerned, it is always plus. Krantis can be ascertained from a standard modern ephemeris. Sun's Ayana Bal is again multiplied by 2 whereas for others the product arrived in Virupas is considered as it is. 3.6. Yudhdh Bala When two planets are placed inside each other's orbs of influence, they are supposed to be in war or yuddha. Should there be a war between the planets, the difference between the Shad Balas of the two should be added to the victors Shad Bal and deducted from the Shad Bal of the vanquished.

4. DIK BALA The planets gains full Dikbala in the following houses: 1st (Lagna Bhava) - Jupiter and Mercury (Ethery and Earthy element) 10th (Karma Bhava) - Sun and Mars (Fiery element) 4th (Sukha Bhava) - Venus and Moon (Watery element)

7th (Jaya Bhava ) - Saturn (Airy element) When the planets are placed away from the bhava where they get the full dik bala, there strength is proportionately reduced. The maximum strength attained here is 60 virupa or 1 rupa. To compute the dikbala find the angular distance of the planet and the 7th of bhava where they get the full dik bala. If the angular distance is more than 180 then, subtract it from 360. The result when divided by 3, gives the dikbala of the planets. The longitude of the bhava is same as the Lagna cusp as per the equal house distribution. 5. NAISARGIKA BALA Naturally the planets are stronger in the order of Saturn, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Moon and Sun in the ascending order. There natural strength is computed by dividing one Rupa by 7 and multiply the resultant product by 1 to 7 separately to obtain the strength of Saturn, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Moon and Sun respectively. This happens to be Planet In virupas In rupas Sun Moon Mars Jupiter Venus Saturn 60.00 1.00 51.43 17.14 34.28 42.85 08.57 0.86 0.29 0.43 0.57 0.71 0.14

Mercury 25.70

6. DRIG BALA Drig is derived from Dris, which is the root of the verb "to see". So this strength is gained by the virtue of the aspect (Graha Drsti) of different planets on a planet. The aspect of benefics are considered to be strength and the aspect of malefics are considered to be weaknesses. For calculation of this strength, the partial aspects are also taken into consideration. The aspects of planets are given hereunder 7th- All planet aspect with full sight 4th/8th- Mars aspects with full sight while others aspect with 3/4th of their sight 5th/ 9th- Jupiter aspect with full sight and others aspect with 2/4th of their sight 3rd/ 10th- Saturn aspect with full sight and others aspect with 1/4th of their sight

From the drik balas of a planet we can judge what is the strength of aspects of the benefics and malefics on it and their combined influences. Aspect of benefics promote the house owned by the planet, by rendering the lord strong. It also enhances the house of which the said planet is a karaka. The calculation is cumbursome and shall be given in subsequent article. This might be of some academic interest.

7. CHESTA BALA Chesta means to move or to try. This strenth is attained by the planets, excluding the lumeries by the the virtue of their kind of movement. For Sun, the Ayana Bala becomes its chesta Bala, whereas for Moon, the Paksha Bala becomes the chesta Bala. For other planets, eight kinds of motions are attributed to they. These are: Vakra (retrogression) Anuvakra (entering the previous sign in retrograde motion) Vikal (devoid of motion) Mand (somewhat slower motion than usual) Mandatar (slower than the previous) Sama (neither fast nor slow) Char (faster than Sama) Atichar (entering next sign in accelerated motion) The strengths, allotted due to such 8 motions are 60, 30, 15, 30, 15, 7.5, 45 and 30 virupas.

8. OTHER CONSIDERATRIONS: 8.1 Shad Bal requirements: 390, 360, 300, 420, 390, 330 and 300 Virupas are the Shad Bal Pindas, needed for Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn etc. to be considered strong. If the strength exceeds the above-mentioned values, the Grah is deemed to be very strong. A strong graha shall protect its houses and karakakatva and is more capable of giving its results. However, the nature of the results shall be influenced by the ownership, placements and the yogas the planet involved in. However, it is important to know what is the strength of each of the elements of the shadbala, to know the exact nature of the result 8.2 Requirement of strength of individual elements of Shadbala Jupiter, Mercury and Sun are strong, if each of their Sthana Bala, Dig Bala, Kaala Bala, Cheshta Bala and Ayana Bala are, respectively, 165, 35, 50, 112 and 30 Virupas. The same

required for Moon and Venus are 133, 50, 30, 100 and 40. For Mars and Saturn these are 96, 30, 40, 67 and 20. 9. USE OF SHADBALA The individual elements of the shadbala show different aspects in our life. They are as follows: 1. Sthana Bala: This planet is the giver of position and status. This also shows which positions are most auspicious for us and where shall we be most comfortable. 2. Dig Bala: This shows the direction which shall be good for us for growth in the career or self development. 3. Kaala Bala: This shows which time is best suitable for us for undertaking an activity. 4. Cheshta Bala: This shows what drives us, our inherent desires and purpose of our struggle in this life. 5. Naisargika Bala: This is of lesser consquence as this remains constant all through out. This is to be used in conjunction with other strengths. This indicate which planets are naturally more able to dictate their results. 6. Drik Bala: This shows which planet shall be favourable all through out in the life of native as this is based on the aspect of benefics on the planet. 10. CONCLUSION This is still a nacent area and require more researches to find out the exact use of each of the elements of the shadbala, rather than using the total values of the shadbala for analysing the dasas. We must understand that, each point of time is influenced by one or other planets with varying extents and we can judge these subtle influences, by analysing which planets are stronger at which point of time. One good use I found with these balas is find the directional influences. For illustration, at this point of time while I am writing this article, Sun is having highest kala bala and highest chesta bala. In my rasi chart, Sun is the 9th lord placed in the 9th house with 10th lord, where as in the siddhamsa it is placed in the 12th house being the 6th lord. Chesta bala shows what are my desires or what am I trying to do at this point of time. Sun being the 9th lord shows teaching (with AK Mars shows that the desire is very strong); in the siddhamsa, being the 6th lord in the 12th, it shows the attitude of service (6th) without any motivation to gain (12th). In the dasamsa it is placed in the 8th house being the 6th lord and I am here sitting, without going to my office, writing this mail. The kala bala is also highest that of Sun, shows that I should be doing Sun's activity at this point of time. As Sun also shows that chesta as mentioned above, I am able to do something which I crave for. When I go further, I see that more strength (Kaala bala) is coming from the Ayana Bala, showing that, this is also helping me achieving the direction (Ayana) of my life. If the strength was due to Hora Bala, then I would have done

something, which was directed by my environment and circumstances, like sitting in a Jyotish class or in a conference. What I have written, is only the tip of the iceberg, just hinting, how much is there below the water, unexplored. So lets explore the potencies of this beautiful scheme of strength given by Maharishi Parasara Saturday, July 31, 2004 INTRODUCTION The ascendant is the sign which rises in the eastern horizon at the time of birth of a person. This is one of the most influential houses in the horoscope along with the 10th house, the house of karma, which defines the purpose of our birth. While Lagna signify all the resources with which we are sent in this world, the 10th house signify the way we utilize them. Hence the ascendant or the Lagna Bhava defines our personality, may it be the physical feature, or the intelligence or our attitude. However, while studying the influence on the Lagna, one needs to consider the influence on two more lagans, the Surya Lagna (the sun sign) and the Chandra Lagna (the Moon sign). This is because; Sun represents our soul, whereas Moon represents our Mind. Since we are the product of Soul, Mind and Intelligence, we need to consider all the three, while enumerating various influences on our personality. For this reason, these three form the tripod of our life. Adding to its importance, various classics recommend seeing both Lagna and Moon for the physical features, the heart and mind; and Lagna and Sun for the personality/ nature of the person. Here we shall study the influence of various Ascendants on the physical features as well as personality of the person. Though various authors have given the effect of various ascendants on the native, this article strives to take a approach of deriving the same using broad principles. Although the principles can not be exhaustive, they can serve as broad guidelines, which shall help us delineating the effects. PHYSICAL FEATURES Principle I: The Tattva of the sign shall influence the physical features. The effect of various Tattva on the physical features is as follows: Fire: Robust physique and strong spine. Earth: Stout and muscular Air: Thin and Emaciated Water: Plump and soft muscles with accumulated fat

Effect of Ascendant I: General Principles & Aries Lagna

Principle II: The Lord of the sign shall also influence. The physical characteristics of the planets are given in the BPHS (Ch. 3), which is as follows:

raktashyaamo divaadhIsho gauragaatro nishaakarah naatyuchchaangaH kujo rakto duurvaashyaamo budhastathaa 16 gauragaatro gururgnyeyah shukrah shyaavastathaiva cha krishhNadeho raveH putro gneyate dvijasattama 17 The slokas mentioned above gives the complexion ruled by different planets. Persons born with different Lagna/ Moon sign shall have different complexion based on the following: Sun- Dark red complexion Moon- Fair complexion Mars- Reddish complexion, short stature Mercury- Excellent skin and brownish complexion (like dry grass) Jupiter- Fair complexion with golden yellow tinge Venus- Dark complexion Saturn- Black complexion (very dark) The color or complexion is a very relative concept and varies based on race, geographical area etc. So one must take ample caution in judging the complexion of a person belonging to a certain a certain race and geographical area. Further Maharishi Parashara, describes the nature of the planets in the following stanzas: jiivasuuryendravah sattvam budhashukrau rajastathaa suuryaputrabharaaputrau tamahprakrtikau dvija 22 madhupingaladrksuuryashchaturasrah shuchirdvija pittaprakrtiko dhiimaanh pumaanalpakacho dvija 23 bahuvaatakaphah praagyashchandro brttatanurdvija shubhadrnhmadhuvaakyashcha chanchalo madanaaurah 24 krooro raktexano bhaumashchapalodaaramoortikah pittaprakrtikah krodhi krshamadhyatanurdvija 25 vapuhshreshhthah shlishhtavaakcha hyatihaasyaruchirbudhah pittavaanh kaphavaanh vipra maarutaprakrtistathaa 26

brhadgaatro gurushchaiva pingalo moorddhajexane kaphaprakrtiko dhimaan sarvashaastravishaaradah 27 sukhi kaantavapu shreshhthah sulochano bhrgoh sutah kaavyakartaa kaphaadhikyo anilaatmaa vakramoordhajah 28 krshdiirghatanuh shaurih pingadrshhtyanilaatmakah sthooladanto alasah panguh khararomakacho dvija 29 dhumrakaro niilatanurvanastho api bhayankarah vaataprakrtiko dhiimaan svarbhaanustatsamah shikhii 30

The Guna of the planets: o Sattvik: The Sun, the Moon and Jupiter. This represents knowledge, wisdom, philanthropy etc. o Rajasik: Venus and Mercury. This represents passion and drive. o Tamasik: Mars and Saturn: This represent ignorance. Characteristics of Planets Sun o Has honey-coloured, golden Brown or Tawny eyes (madhu pingala drk) o Has Sqarish Face (Chaturasrah) o Has bilious temeperament (pitta prakrti) o Is intelligent (Dhiman) o Has limited hair (Puman alpaka) Moon o Is extremely windy and phlegmatic (bahu vata kapha) o Is Learned (Pragnya) o Has round face (Brtta) o Has good looking eyes (Subha Drk) o Has sweet speech (Madhu vakya) o Fickle-minded (Chanchal) o Is Lascivious/ eager to associate with opposite sex (Madana Aturah) Mars o Has fierce and blood-red eyes (krura/ raktetasana) o Unsteady or wavering (chapala) o Has bilious temperament (pitta prakrti)

o Is angry (Krodhi) o Has thin waist and physique (Krsah Madhya Tanu) Mercury o Is admirable (vapush) o Is splendid and beautiful (Strestha) o Has beautiful skin/ skin without blemishes (shlishtvak) o Is fond of humor (hasya ruchi) o He has a mix of all the three humours, i.e., bilious, phlegmatic and windy Jupiter o Has a big body (Brhat Gatra) o Has Tawny hair and eyes (Pingala murdhajeksane) o Is phlegmatic (kapha prakrti) o Is Intelligent (Dhiman) o Is expert in all Shastras (Sarva shastra visharada) Venus o Is charming (sukhi kanta) o Splendorous physique (vapusshreshta) o Has beautiful eyes (sulochana) o Is poetic (kavya karta) o Is Exceedingly phlegmatic (Kapha adhikya) o Is also windy (Anilaatma) o Has curly hair (vakra murdhaja) Saturn o Has an emaciated and long physique (Krsha Dirgha Tanu) o Has tawny eyes (Pingala Drsti) o Is of windy in temperament (anilaatmakah) o Has protruding teeth (sthula danta) o Is lazy (alasa) o Is Lame (Pangu) o Has coarse hair over the body (khara roma) Nodes o Rahu has smoky appearance (Dhumra akara) o Has bluish body (Nila tanu) o He resides in forests (Vanastha) o He is horrifying (Bhayankarah) o He is of windy temperament (vata prakrti)

o He is intelligent (Dhiman) o Ketu is akin to Rahu Principle III: Along with the Lagna and Moon sign, the Navamsa needs to checked for better understanding of the physical attributes of person. Various texts like Nasta Jataka, Saravali etc. has given the characteristics of people born with different Navamsa and need to be studied. In my opinion, the Lagna has more say over the facial features; Moon has its say on the physique (body) and the Navamsa Lagna over the complexion of the native. However, this is not conclusive; the readers might check different combinations and form their own conclusion. It is cumbersome to remember the effect all the 108 Navamsas on the physical features and we must find a common thread among the Navamsas for understanding. Prithuyasha in his monumental classic Horasara has given few dictums, which make this easier. Principle IV: For Further Finer analysis, one must find the effect of birth in different Hora and Drekkana. This can be studied from classics like Saravali and is not included in the scope of this article. NATURE OF ASCENDANT Though the persons in this world cannot be classified under 12 categories, there is however some pronounced similarities between persons born with a particular Lagna. For one, who is a keen observer, these underline similarities in the way people born under a particular ascendant would tend to surprise him. This effort to classify humans into categories based on the underline similarities is not unique to Jyotish and is a common phenomenon in Human Psychology. Though the placements of planets in the horoscope shall modify the horoscope quite considerably, this however, does not diminish the importance of studying the nature of people born under different ascendant as this forms the basis for the further analysis of a horoscope. Although many authors both classical and modern, have given the results of ascendants, my effort is more towards finding some consistent principles which would eradicate the necessity of mugging up the same. Principle I: The Nature of a person shall predominantly defined by the planet lording the ascendant and also the trines. Principle II: The lordship of the Ascendant shall get modified based on the nature of the trinal signs and the relationship of different planets with these trines. For illustration, if Pisces falls in trine, the native becomes platonic in love affairs as Venus

attains exaltation there. They also abhor formal learning and believing in attaining wisdom, since Mercury gets debilitated there. These are some of the significations of Scorpio/ Pisces or Cancer Lagna. We shall see these in more details in subsequent section. Principle III: The attitude of the native towards various aspects of life can be judged from the lordship of the houses, governing the said aspect and the relationship between the sign and the karaka governing the said house.

For illustration, Aquarians are the bravest of all others, since, the 3rd from Aquarius is lorded by Mars (karaka of war) and Sun gets exalted there and the sign itself is a fiery sign, showing the strong influence of Agni (fire) on the third house and the resultant courage. Principle IV: The progression of the zodiac represents the progression of human life through different stages from childhood to old age. Like different age groups can be identified by peculiar characteristics peculiar to that group; people ruled by different zodiacal signs can be identified with such characteristics, which gain prominence in a particular age group. For example, Arians are more headstrong and determined like a small child, whereas Pisceans are like old wise men. Principle V: The symbols assigned to different signs of the zodiac have their own meaning. They represent the characteristics that are found the persons ruled by that signs. Hence it is important to study the symbols seriously, to know the nature of the persons ruled by it. For example, a Scorpion looks very calm and quite from outside, however truly it is not, it might be scheming from inside and find the opportune moment to attack its prey with its sting and paralyze it completely. Hence these characteristics would be predominant in Scorpio ascendants i.e., they might calmer from outside, however, never dare to mess up with these persons. CHARACTERISTICS OF ASCENDANTS The following section describes the physical features as well as the nature of person born in a particular ascendant. Though one cannot literally apply this, this however, forms the basis for interpretation of the nature of persons born in an ascendant. With practice, one can find out the ascendant of a person by interacting with him/ her. One must not over-emphasize the effect as mentioned here under on the nature and physical characteristics of a person, since it gets blended with the effect of other planets on the nature as well as the Navamsa, Hora and Drekkana Lagna and planets placed there in. This is an effort to present the effect

of ascendant based on sound principles, which alleviate the need to remembering them without understanding.

I. ARIES PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Middle stature Dry and lean body Powerful and muscular limbs Triangular face Dark and bushy eyebrows Long neck Dark or reddish complexion (the second half is darker) Rough, wiry and curly hair Broad shoulders NATURE Energetic, Impulsive and Enthusiastic: Aries is the first signs of the zodiac and thus full of creative energy. It is a fiery sign and hence the qualities of fire namely energy, initiative, independence and dominance shall be predominant in their nature. Since this the first sign of the zodiac, the energy they have is that of a newly born and they shall be they go by impulse rather than reason in doing things. Their impulsive nature makes them prone to accidents of various kinds from physical, psychological to other aspects of life such as career etc. They are enthusiastic and their enthusiasm is expressed in form of knowing things around them and get involved in their surroundings. Courageous: Since Mars is the god of war or in the royal family, he is the commander in chief, the predominant quality of Mars namely courage is in abundance in the natives ruled by this sign. However, since the natural age of this sign is that of infant, they shall lack tact and diplomacy in using their courage. Hence, sometimes, their nature to display courage can take them to situations, they might find difficult to escape and they would seek external help for rescue. Outspoken: The abundance of energy and lack of control on their behavior, make them prone to poke their nose each and everything around them. Similarly they do not exercise any restraints on their speech, which amounts their being over spoken. Many times they regret later of speaking something, which they should not have. Enterprising: The influence of the planets Mars and Sun who gets exalted in this sign, gives them lots of enterprise. They would get involve in each and everything around them and take initiative in almost everything. However, since lack of maturity, many times those

initiatives can be detrimental to their self. Prompt to react: They reflexes are pretty strong and they reach very fast to the happening around them. However, sometimes they lack the ability of judgment, before they react to certain things. They must learn to restrain them self in taking quick action in certain circumstances. Though it might be their one of the strong point, not to waste much time dilly- dallying and take prompt action; they must use their rational ability to judge the matter before getting involved, if the activity involve some risks. Rational decision-making: Since Mars governs our rational faculty; the nativities of this signs shall have this in abundance. However, what would be lacking is the ability to synthesize things based on past learning and wisdom, merited by Jupiter. Since Sagittarius is placed in the trine to this sign, they have the potential to learn from their past mistakes and incorporate those learning in their decision making. Aggressive and hot-tempered: The quality of Mars is Tamasik (preponderance of negative qualities of nature). Even though both Sun and Mars are fiery, the former is Sattvik (preponderance of positive qualities of nature) and rules magnanimity and generosity; the latter rules aggression and violence. The hot-temper is a natural attribute of fire, however it would be more predominant in Mars, it being a Tamasik planet. Self-reliant and independent: Self reliance and Independence are the natural gift to all the fiery sign. However there is a difference between the signs governed by the Mars (Aries), Sun (Leo) and Jupiter (Sagittarius). Since the latter signs are more matured than the former ones, the wisdom progressively increases from Mars to Sagittarius. This makes the Arians to be independent out of intolerance towards others restriction and intervention in their activities. However Leos display independence out of their nature to wield authority whereas Sagittarians shows independence out of their quality of being wise (and not require support of others). Ambitious: Ambition is the natural quality of the human being and it is their constant struggle to make their mark in the society in which they leave. However more and more one matures, they find the futility in having ambition to achieve something great, since it gets metamorphosised into ambition of leading a meaningful life. Since Aries represents the first stage of human maturity, it shows that persons ruled by this sign shall constantly involve in making their mark in the society and struggle constantly to achieve something extraordinary. They ambition is supported by their enterprising and independent qualities. Self- Confident: Self confidence is given by the lord of the sign and also the planet which gets exalted in that sign, Sun. A natural question would be why Suns qualities would be so predominant in this sign, when we are seeing a sign ruled by Mars. However, one must

understand that Mars should have all the qualities for the Sun to get the feeling of achievement when placed there. This is one of the biggest assets of the persons ruled by Aries. Emotional: Emotional maturity also comes out of age. Since this sign is ruled by Mars, one would think twice as to how Mars rules emotion. The doubt is valid to certain extent as Arians would rarely show the signs of emotion, however, deep down inside them, they have a heart of a child, which gets quite emotional at times. Such person, if ignore their emotions might suffer sudden emotional breakdown. Hence, persons of this sign needs to be more introspective towards their feelings and emotions. Generous and liberal: One of the greatest assets of the fiery signs is generosity and broad outlook. Since they have a fiery inside, they have a burning desire to remove the darkness in others life. If all other planets are well placed, they generously donate their possessions without many qualms. Their broad mindedness makes them liberal in their judgment of people and surroundings. Ascribe to groups: Since their emotional maturity is still at an evolving stage, even though they look independent in their actions and outlook, they need external support. To achieve that they readily ascribe to groups and make friends to get the emotional support. They also need appreciation from others for their actions, for them to feel contented. However, they would always try to dominate others in a group to make their presence felt. Determination and force of character: They have a strong will power and determination and they are committed to what they say and promised. They are strict with themselves and try achieving that what they are looking for. Coupled with the ambition that they have they can rise high in life. Because of their commitment to their words, they are liked by all. Coupled with the sparkle in their eyes and a charming nature, that of a small child, make them dearer to many. Like all fiery signs, they like socializing and they get a lot of comfort with other company. Unconventional: Since their represent the maturity at the beginning of creation, they have the attitude to understand and discover the things which are around them on their own. They shall not be satisfied with the existing answers to the puzzles around them and it would be their constant struggle to understand everything on their own (just like a child likes to burn his fingers to understand that fire can burn). This might many times amount to re-inventing the wheel. This makes these people, naturally skeptical to the ideologies and beliefs around them and their thrust of gaining understanding the surroundings around them can only be quenched, if they get rational and scientific answers to their curiosities. Hence scientific temper is naturally born with them and they shall not blindly believe in anything. Their motive can be summarized in the line try it and then believe it

uesday, August 31, 2004

Analysis of Bhava VII- Planets in the Third House


INTRODUCTION Third house is a upachaya or a house of growth. Any planets in this house as reckoned from the Lagna, cause the growth of the Lagna bhava. However, the ways in which a planet shall help in growth of the Lagna shall be dependent on their own nature. Being the bhava of courage, malefics in this bhava gives courage, their affliction can cause lack of siblings or trouble to siblings. Benefics in such place may cause lack of courage or cowerdice, but is good for the health and affairs of siblings. This is also the house of skills and dexterity. Planets in this house make the person skillful in the areas ruled by the planets. Thus planets like Moon or Venus can make a person artist, however the genius and creativity is only ruled by the fifth house. Being the 7th house from the 9th house, planets in this bhava also aspect the ninth house of fortune. Hence, Malefics placed here give troubles with fortune, more so if afflicted and benefics give rise in fortune. Being the 9th house from 7th house of relationship, it shows the dharma in the relationships and hence it also the house of morality. Affliction to this house also makes a person low in morality and principles. From the Argala perspective, planets in the 3rd house shall have dharnargala on the 2nd house, labhargala on the 5th house and sukhargala on the 12th house. Thus courage and initiative actively influences the wealth one accumulates, the knowledge one gathers and the expenditure one involves in. If benefics or the karka or the friends of the karaka of 2nd/ 5th/ 12th are placed in the 3rd house, the significations of these houses shall enhance, otherwise suffer due to significations of 3rd house. THE SUN Favourable Valorous; Famous; Wealthy; Happy; Have a good and eventful life; Intelligent; Generous; Good to friends; Forgiving nature; Patient; Devoid of illnesses; Handsome; Liked by women; Respected; Honourable; Conquer enemies; Go to pilgrimages; Philantropic; Virtuous; Endowed with material comforts; Fortunate; Aquire comforts due to grace of ruler; Prosperity of brother; growth of family. Unfavourable Devoid of siblings; Cruel Deed; Inimical towards his relations; Ear troubles; Destruction of family THE MOON

Favourable Prosperity and well being of brothers; more sisters; Healthy; Strong & Courageous; Religious; Good in Literature; Enjoys material pleasures; Dependent on friends; Dependent on relations & Friends; Fond of Traveling Unfavourable Suffer Rheumatism; Autocratic/ Cruel and Miser MARS Favourable Financial gains; Brothers long lived (Mars under benefic influences); Patience; Valorous/ Courageous; Unconquerable; Generous; Meritorious; Honoured by the ruler/ govt.; Happy; Independent/ self-confident; Healthy and Famous; Self made person Unfavourable No younger siblings; Wife of questionable character; Association with prostitutes (association with nodes); Inimical to siblings or Loss of younger siblings; Devoid of good living place; Suffer tuberculosis / consumption MERCURY Favourable Many siblings; Happy; Posses landed property; Acquire wealth; High morals; Independent; Good natured; Virtuous; Tolerant; Long life (when third lord is strong); Long life to brothers; Inclination towards trade and business; Courageous; Clever; Detached from worldly affairs; Dependence of younger siblings on the native. Unfavourable Suffering in life; Suffer throat diseases; Timidity (weak third lord); Consummate rogue; Devoid of friends; Unstable mind JUPITER Favourable: Big family; Many siblings; Religious; ; Detest materialism/ belief in simple living; Clever; Determined; Fond of Travelling; Brothers achieve high position; Fortunate but cannot earn as much as he desires; Get national honour or recognition Unfavourable: Stingy/ Miser; Impatient; Idiotic; Suffer poverty; Suffer from Acidity / Inflammation; Sinful; Malicious nature; Humiliated in public; Dominated by wife; Ungrateful; Not a friend of anybody; Worried; Devoid of courage VENUS

Favourable Tolerant; Many siblings (mostly sisters); Determined; Wealthy and Happy Unfavourable Weaker constitution; Miser; Not liked by people; Devoid of happiness / wealth; Wife dominates over the native; Devoid of courage; Devoid of enthusiasm; Less fortunate; Attracted towards women; Lose morals and involve in lowly acts; Unhappy regarding children; Dependent on others SATURN Favourable Many siblings; Intelligent; Courageous/ Great strength; Determination; Natural leader; Holding administrative positions; Generous (even treat his enemies well); Patient/ persistent; Happy married life; Charitable; Ambitious; Good orator Unfavourable Loss of brothers/ Unhappy on account of brothers; Earn by questionable means; Lazy; Unhappy; M Sunday, August 29, 2004

Analysis of Bhava VI- Planets in the Second House


INTRODUCTION The 2nd house is primarily for Accumilated wealth (karaka Jupiter); accumulated wealth (karaka Moon) and Application of knowledge (since this is tenth from fifth house); Speech (karaka Mercury); Eyes (karaka Sun) or Face (Karaka Sun) Malefics placed in this house adversely affect these significations. Checking the argala perspective, planets placed in the 2nd house would have argala on the Lagna bhava (dharnargala); Fourth house (Labhargala) and Eleventh house (sukhargala). Malefics placed in this house affect the significations of these houses adversely, while benefics placed in second house, enhance the said houses. SUN: Favourable Healthy; Immensely Wealthy; Aquire wealth due to the grace of ruler/ govt.; Learned in shastras; Wise; Good eye sight; Good reputation/ fame Unfavourable Egoistis; Devoid of wealth; Loss of wealth due to wrath of Government; Diseases in Face/ Mouth; Eye diseases; Lack of Intelligence; Devoid of knowledge of shastras; Ill health; Domestic disharmony (conflict with kith and kins on account of spouse); Stammer

(association with Mercury and the 2nd lord is weak); Trouble to Children.

THE MOON Favourable Handsome; Glorious; Wealthy; Complacent; Knowlegeable; Large family; Attached to the family; Soft spoken; Endowed with material comforts. Unfavourable Speech troubles; Passionate; Stupid and Uneducated. MARS Favourable Gain wealth; Well educated; Good eye sight and Defeat his enemies. Unfavourable Lack of education; Eye troubles such as cataract, defective eyesight or night blindness; Eat stale food; Ugly face; Speech defects; In company of mean people; Stupid and Miser. MERCURY Favourable Many children; Talkative; Educated; Well versed in shastras; Determined; Contented; Wealthy; Virtuous; Distinction in academic pursuits; Financial gains; Proficient in Mathematics (aspected by Jupiter); Poetic; Intelligent; Soft spoken; Fond of good food and drinks; Famous; Highly moral; Orator; Generous; Fond of luxurious living; Unfavourable Uneducated; Suffer from windy troubles;

JUPITER Favourable Handsome; Intelligent; Eloquent; Sweet tongued; Soothsayer (Whatever he says comes true); Prosperous; Wealthy; Fond of good food; Fond of luxuries; Charitable; Fond of poetry; Well versed in administrative matters Unfavourable Difficulties in education; Have thieving inclination; Liar and vulgar speech; Drunkard; Immoral; Destroyer of family; Relations with others wives; Childless; Talkative; Difficulties in accumulate wealth

VENUS Favourable Attractive eyes; Wealthy; Prosperous family; Get good food; Humble nature; Kind hearted; Helpful to others; Eloquent/ sweet tongued/ Humble in speech; Wealthy; Poetic; Enjoy good food/ drinks; Glorious; Enjoy luxuries; Enjoy company of women; Intelligent; Handsome/ decently dressed Unfavourable Eye troubles (lord weak/ afflicted); Night blindness (associate with Moon) SATURN Favourable In charge of a religious institution; Earn in foreign land /becomes wealthy in foreign land Unfavourable Suffer poverty/ Deprived of wealth by the king; Remarriage; Possess no lands; Suffer eye troubles; Suffer diseases in face; Ugly in appearance; Harsh speech; Detaches himself from the family to move to foreign land RAHU Rahu is inimical to the Karaka of the house Jupiter (wealth) or Family and being a malefic can cause distress in these areas. Favourable: Financially successful in the business related to fish, meat or restaurant; Harsh tongue/ shocking speech; Diplomatic speech. Unfavourable: Thieving habits; Low sinful deeds KETU Favourable: The native is inclined towards arts and literature; Sweet tongued Unfavourable: Troubles to eyes and throat Sunday, August 29, 2004

Analysis of a Bhava V- Planets in First house


INTRODUCTION

This section shall enumerate the different effects of all the planets in different houses. The effects of all the planets shall be divided into two distinct categories namely the favourable effect, the unfavourable effects: A planet gives favourable results if it is placed with strength viz., placement in exaltation, Moola trikona, own house or natural friends house if is under the influence of natural benefics Jupiter, Mercury, Venus or Moon. A planet gives unfavourable results if it is weak by placement viz., placement in debilitation or enemies house. if it is under the influence of natural malefics Saturn, Rahu, Mars, Sun or Ketu. The relations signified by a house suffer, if the house is placed with malefics (afflicted) and the lord of the house is weakly placed as well. If benefic aspects such house, the suffering is either nullified or minimised to great extent. The influence on the lord of the the bhava also shows the effect on the natives mental makeup towards relations signified by that house. Thus if the 3rd lord is afflicted, the the native might not go well with brothers. The different relations governed by the houses are: Lagna- Self Second- Family as a whole Third- Siblings in general and younger siblings in particular Fourth- Mother Fifth- Children; Secret friends Sixth- Enemies, maternal uncles Seventh- Spouse EighthNinth- Father TenthEleventh- Friends, Paternal uncle Twelfth- Secret enemies The natural benefics (Jupiter, Mercury, Moon & Venus) are good for the health and longivity of the relations and natural malefics (Saturn, Mars, Sun, Rahu & Ketu) cause health troubles and reduction in longevity and health. In the the third house malefics give lesser siblings and in the fifth house it gives difficulties in birth of children and also lesser in numbers. THE LAGNA Lagna is primarily a kendra bhava and secondarily a trikona bhava and hence Parashara says that this bhava is specifically auspicious of all natives. If there is affliction to this

bhava, the whole horoscope is affected. Malefics placed here can harm the bhava, however since this is a kendra bhava, if those malefics (Mars or Saturn) are placed in own house or exaltation, they constitute two mahapurusha yoga namely Ruchaka and Sasa Mahapurusha yoga. When such mahapurusha yoga occurs, the planet doesnot harm the bhava and instead promote the bhava. The influence of the planets on the physical features and nature, while placed on the Lagna can be seen from the characteristics of the planets, which are as follows: Sun o Has honey-coloured, golden Brown or Tawny eyes (madhu pingala drk) o Has Sqarish Face (Chaturasrah) o Has bilious temeperament (pitta prakrti) o Is intelligent (Dhiman) o Has limited hair (Puman alpaka) Moon o Is extremely windy and phlegmatic (bahu vata kapha) o Is Learned (Pragnya) o Has round face (Brtta) o Has good looking eyes (Subha Drk) o Has sweet speech (Madhu vakya) o Fickle-minded (Chanchal) o Is Lascivious/ eager to associate with opposite sex (Madana Aturah) Mars o Has fierce and blood-red eyes (krura/ raktetasana) o Unsteady or wavering (chapala) o Has bilious temperament (pitta prakrti) o Is angry (Krodhi) o Has thin waist and physique (Krsah Madhya Tanu) Mercury o Is admirable (vapush) o Is splendid and beautiful (Strestha) o Has beautiful skin/ skin without blemishes (shlishtvak) o Is fond of humor (hasya ruchi) o He has a mix of all the three humours, i.e., bilious, phlegmatic and windy Jupiter o Has a big body (Brhat Gatra) o Has Tawny hair and eyes (Pingala murdhajeksane)

o Is phlegmatic (kapha prakrti) o Is Intelligent (Dhiman) o Is expert in all Shastras (Sarva shastra visharada) Venus o Is charming (sukhi kanta) o Splendorous physique (vapusshreshta) o Has beautiful eyes (sulochana) o Is poetic (kavya karta) o Is Exceedingly phlegmatic (Kapha adhikya) o Is also windy (Anilaatma) o Has curly hair (vakra murdhaja) Saturn is o Has an emaciated and long physique (Krsha Dirgha Tanu) o Has tawny eyes (Pingala Drsti) o Is of windy in temperament (anilaatmakah) o Has protruding teeth (sthula danta) o Is lazy (alasa) o Is Lame (Pangu) o Has coarse hair over the body (khara roma) Nodes o Rahu has smoky appearance (Dhumra akara) o Has bluish body (Nila tanu) o He resides in forests (Vanastha) o He is horrifying (Bhayankarah) o He is of windy temperament (vata prakrti) o He is intelligent (Dhiman) o Ketu is akin to Rahu Note: Terms inside the closed brackets are the sanskrit term taken from BPHS. Since the Lagna signify the self and the personality of the native, the influence of different planets shall influence the personality of the native too. If more planets are placed in the Lagna (or aspect it), the person would be broad minded as he would be having the attitude / personality traits bestowed by all planets. Many shastras say that such people will be a king, which in modern context mean an able leader or a natural leader. This is a Marana Karaka Sthana for Saturn and hence the natural significations of Saturn such as longevity gets severely affected. However, if they also constitute the Mahapurusha

yoga, the effect undergo transformation and the Marana Karaka avastha is cancelled. The different Karakas for this bhavas are: Sun - Soul; Health and Vitality Moon - Body Jupiter - Intelligence Saturn - Hair The effect of different planets on Lagna is based on their interaction with these different karakas. If they are friends to the Karaka, they shall enhance the significations of the karaka; otherwise they shall affect it adversely. However, it needs to be emphasised again that strong planets (exaltation, own, friendly houses) tend to give less malefic results than the weaker ones. It is also to be noted that each planet is a karaka for other houses too. If it is placed in a dusthana (6th/ 8th/ 12th) from the concerned house (karya bhava), then the native is unfortunate related to the affairs to that house. For example if Saturn is placed in the Lagna, it can curtail longevity since, it is the karaka of eighth house (longevity) and if placed in the Lagna, it would be placed in sixth house from the eighth, which happens to be a dusthana from the karya bhava. Similarly Mars is the Karaka for enemies and if placed in the Lagna, would be in the eighth (dusthana) from the sixth house, causing damage to the sixth house. Thus, this position of Mars, causes suffering to the enemies in the hands of the native (Lagna- self). One more very important thing to consider is the concept of argala. Planets in the Lagna would have argala on the 12th house, 3rd house and the 10th house. Malefics in the Lagna would have the argala on the 11th house too. Thus the planets in the Lagna shall effect the influences of these four houses also. If benefics are placed in Lagna, then it enhances, expenses on good cause, prosperity of the siblings, enhacement of reputation and fame and also income from desirable sources. Malefics placed in the Lagna gives quite opposite results. THE SUN Favourable effects Less Hair on head (baldish)/ Prominent forehead; Dignified; Sattvik Natured; Good health; Intelligent; Learned; Knowledgeable; Wise; Ambitious; Initiative; Natural leadership qualities; Commanding nature; Bilious Temperament; Hot tempered; Fierce; Less spoken; Valourous; Self contended; Famous; Wealthy; Acquire territory (Leo); Father of daughters (Virgo) Unfavourable effects Lethargic (predominance of tamasik guna); Obstinate; Cruel Hearted; Lack the forgiving attitude; Wanderer; Proud; Fluctuating wealth; Devoid of Learning; Devoid of authority;

Devoid of progeny; Blind; Subservient to Women (Pisces); Suffer from boils; Diseases in the Head; Eye defects/ diseases/ troubles/ Eye Inflammation or Cataract of eyes/ Night blindness (Leo); (Cancer); Heart disease (Capricorn); Lose his wife/ Ungrateful (Virgo). THE MOON Favourable Handsome; Happy; Strong built; Well versed in shastras; Wise; Intelligent; Clever converstationalist and Wealthy Unfavourable (weak in paksha bala along with other weaknesses) Fickle minded; Restlessness; Weak constitution; Deaf and Mute MARS Favourable Healthy; Strong constitution; Stout body; Big navel; Reddish hands; Valorous; Wealthy; Hot tempered; Honoured by the ruler/ govt.; Long life; Fond of sight seeing

Unfavourable Rarely get peace of mind; Marks of wounds or boils; Suffer many diseases during childhood; Stealing habit; Stupid; Cruel; Angry temperament; Unstable mind; Suffer from Mental troubles; Wicked disposition; Short life; Few children; Ugly appearance; Rheumatism; Eye diseases; Accidents; Injuries to Limb; Loss of wife/ Trouble to wife; Face evil consequences for his actions MERCURY Favourable Gentle; Educated; Early marriage; Devout listener of the recitation of religious scriptures; Like to travel to many places; Travel to pilgrimages; Inclined towards Mantras and Tantras; Have the power to free people from the influence of evil spirits; Soft spoken; Forgiving; Kind hearted; Gain of wealth; Distinction in academic pursuits; Good health; Golden lustre on the skin; Interested in Astrology; Happiness from brothers; Religious minded; Proficiency in Arts; Poetry, Literature, Logic, Mathematics and use of arms; Stout body/ Handsome; Knowledge of own country; Well versed in shastras; Sweet and tactful conversationalist; Long-life; Destroys the Arishta (evil effect on longevity) caused by other planets in the horoscope and Good physician, Prosperity of children; They usually dont suffer from any diseases. However, if they contact any disease, it will be very complicated. Unfavourable Suffer from skin diseases, bilious troubles and jaundice; Defective limb; Antagonistic towards gentlemen; Suffer from eye diseases; Inimical relations with his brothers and will

be deceitful; He will be deprived of the comforts of bed (sexual pleasures) and will be a devotee of evil Gods; Suffer the loss of sight in his left eye (association with Saturn); Expenditure on undesirable persons. JUPITER Favourable Dignified appearance/ Handsome; Good natured/ amicable; Good speaker; Learned; Well versed in shastras; Knowledge of Vedas; Many children/ Happiness from children; Happy; Long lived; Perform religious deeds; Long lived; Fearless; Tolerant; Respected; Virtuous; Charitable; Philanthropic; Go to pilgrimages; Famous; Enjoy luxuries and material pleasures Unfavourable Indulge in sinful deeds; Unstable mind; Medium span of life; Childless; Ungrateful; Full of false vanity; Forsake his near and dear; Like travelling; Inimical towards others; Miserable Jataka Parijata says in this respect - If a powerful Jupiter in his full rays is posited in a kendra (1,4,7,10), he alone wards off all aristhas just as a sincere prayer to God Mahadev destroys all sins of the devotee VENUS Favourable Handsome/ charming/ attractive; Soft-spoken; Long lived; Proficient in Mathematics; Learned in shastras; Loved by his wife; Fond of ornaments, good dresses & beauty; Liked by opposite sex; Wealthy. Unfavourable Thieving inclination; Cheat; Suffer rheumatic / phlegmatic diseases; Troubles in generative organs; Two wives (Venus own 6th/8th/12th); Fluctuating fortune; Hard hearted (lack of compassion). SATURN Unfavourable Rheumatism; Bilious complaints; Mendicant (aspected by Moon); Poor; Sickly; Unclean; Suffering from diseases in childhood; Indistinct speech; Lazy / Lethargic; Greedy; Sorrowful; Narrow minded; Conquer enemies. The native is always dissatisfied, greedy, endowed with broad vision (they cant see minute details) and over ambitious. They are usually jealous of others improvement and as a result suffer lack of peace of mind. However, if placed in own house or exalted or when placed in Pisces or Sagittarius, the native is gets name and fame.

Favourable (only if in own house or in exaltation) Leader of his community; High status & position RAHU Favourable Conquer enemies; Successful in his endeavours with others help. Rahu is Leo, Cancer or Aries Lagna is specifically beneficial. Unfavourable Physical troubles and Troubles in married life. KETU Favourable Good speaker; Successful in education (the deity of Ketu is Ganesha, who is the giver of the siddhis) Unfavourable Lean; Lacks physical felicity; Marital disharmo Sunday, August 29, 2004

Analysis of a Bhava IV- Generic Effect of Planets


Favourable and unfavourable effects of planets 1. Benefics gives unfavourable results related to its significations when placed in the 3rd, 6th or 8th or 12th houses. 2. Malefics give facourable results related to its significations when placed in the 3rd, 6th or 11th houses. 3. Planet gives unfavourable results when i. Placed in Debilitation ii. Conjoined with/ aspected by malefics iii. Conjoined with/ aspected by enemies iv. Placed in Rasi Sandhi or Gandanta v. Placed in inimical sign vi. Hemmed between malefics (Papakartari) 4. Planets give favourable results when i. Placed in exaltation ii. Placed in friends house iii. Conjoined with / aspected by Benefics iv. Conjoined with/ aspected by Friends v. Hemmed between benefics (subha kartari)

5. Planets placed in Bhava Madhya is capable of giving full results whereas the result of a planet placed in bhava sandhi would be feeble. Results of Planets: Sun: Unfavourable position: Wrath of ruler, lord Shiva, father; Diseases in Heart, stomach, eyes; troubles to bones; diseases caused by Pitta; Fear from Quadrupeds and fire; Destuction of copper utensils; Decline of personal influences on others Favourable positions: Sattvik Nature; Blessings of lord Shiva, father and rulers; Acquisition of copper utensils; Increase of wealth through journeys and by trade in woolen goods, grass, gold, leather and medicines. Moon: Unfavourable position: Queens anger; dissatisfaction of the mother or her illness; diseases caused by vata, pitta and impure blood; enmity with superiors or relatives; wrath of Ma Durga; loss of crops; Danger to life; ill fame Favourable position: Satisfaction to mother; Gain of money by trading in ghee, sugar, clothes; Income by chanting mantras or by breeding cattle, by marine traffic and by dealing with diamonds, through the help of women and by increase of crops and increase of fame and riches Mars: Unfavourable position: Misunderstanding with brothers, Loss of landed property and gold; Fear from fire, thieves and enemies; Wrath of god Subrahmanya and trouble from military personnel; Ailments arising out of impure blood, fever, eye diseases; Loss of utensils; Cuts and wounds caused in the body by weapons Favourable: Acquision of landed property, gold, weapons; Favour of commander in chief; Grace of lord Subrahmanya; Profit from loss of enemies; Profit from brothers and kings Mercury: Unfavourable position: Wrath of lord Vishnu; Suffering from the heir-apparent; Suffering due to abusive languages; Trouble from theives. Favourable: Acquisition of horses, gold, land; Increase in friends; Acquisition of wealth with the help of Brahmins and good advisors; Income from sculptural skills and arbitration work; Increase of Fame; Performance of religious deeds; Earning by writing or mathematics; Grace of lord Vishnu

Jupiter: Unfavourable position: Ear troubles; Sickness to children; Wrath of gods and brahmins; Enmity with wicked people Favourable: Increase of clarity of mind; Gain from religious practices, through persons well versed in recitation of Vedas and through favour of rulers; Acquisition of gold, horses and elephants; Blessings of gods and brahmins Venus: Unfavourable position: Sickness to wife or other female relations; Destruction of clothes; Decrease in general prosperity; Sorrow caused by love; Hatred towards government servants; Association with low born people; Death of cattles; Loss of silverware Favourable position: Gain of silver utensils; Fine clothes; Ornaments; Diamonds; Underground treasures; Marriage; gain of money; Increase of taste for music; Access to cattle and good food Saturn: Unfavourable position: Diseases caused by vitiation of wind and phlegm; Ignorance; Tendency to steal; Irritability; Calamities; Lazyness; Physical and Mental debility; Suffering due to sarcastic attitude of spouse, children and servants; Dislocation of limbs; Jealousy. Favourable position: Reduction of sorrow; Association with old women; Increase in servants and iron goods; Headship of a town; Acquisition of buffalows Nodes: The effects of Rahu are similar to the lord of the rasi occupied by him and of Saturn. Similarly the effects of Ketu are similar to the lord of the rasi occupied by him and of Mars. General Inauspicious effects: Death; Serious diseases; Danger to near and dear ones; Destruction of house; Fall from position; Wrath of the rulers; Unpopularity; Loss; Waste of money and land; Theft of property; Dishonour; Ill fame General auspicious effects: Good health; Royal favour; Gain of money; Friendship or increase in friends; Success in all undertaking; Mental peace; Elevation to high position; Popularity; Fame; Birth of children. Sunday, August 29, 2004

Analysis of a Bhava III- Generic effect of planets in houses


Lagna: Malefics: Failure, diseases in head, sorrows, dishonour, displacement, loss of money, pains

all over the body, discomfort in all ways Benefics: General comfort, success, good health, financial prosperity, fame, promotions to higher positions Second house: Malefics: Loss of ancestral property, diseases in the face, sickness for the family members, diseases in right eye, scandals, loss of utensils. Benefics: Increase in family wealth, gains of utensils, family amity and happiness Third House: Malefics: Misunderstanding with friends and people who help them, Misfortunes to brothers, diseases in chest, neck and right ear; mental affliction, bad conduct or cowerdice. Benefic: Good conduct, courage, happiness to brothers, increase in help from others and good health Fourth House: Malefics: Distress to mother and maternal relations, loss of cattle, beds, cots, landed property and vehicles, heart trouble, general misery and discomfort due to impure water. Benefic: Vehicles, lands, cattle, beds and general prosperity and health Fifth house: Malefics: Illness/ death / danger to children, leaving of sanchita karma, mental unrest, irritable temperament, illness to natives advisors Benefics: Birth of children, good health, peace of mind, influence and increase of good deeds Sixth house: Malefics: Occurance of wounds or ulcer in the organ ruled by the 6th sign, fear from theives and enemies, trouble in waist and navel; obstacles in undertakings; ailment signified by the occupying planet Benefics: Enemies would be vanquished, diseases will disappear and new ones do not sprout out Seventh house: Malefics: Sickness or death or separation from the life-partner, disturbances in journey;

urninary troubles; fire hazard in spouses house Benefics: Marriage, recovery of lost wealth, enjoyment and happiness, safe return of relations gone to the foreign land, building of a good house. Eighth house: Malefics: Illness to servants, obstacles in all work, diseases in anus, quarrels with all, loss of wealth due to theives/ rulers or enemies; loss of appetite; diseases, bad name Benefics: Freedom from diseases, courage, longevity, facilities to acquire new houses, building mutts etc. Ninth house: Malefics: Illness to elders, father, grandchildren; ill luck; divine wrath; disinclination to the acts of charity; gradual decline of hard earned merit; ruin of ones power of penance; hard heartedness Benefics: Blessings from elders and parents; mental happiness; gods grace; increase of fortune, inclination to do good acts; increase of tapas; philantropy; happiness from grandchildren Tenth house: Malefics: Failures in efforts; loss of reputation; loss of respect; ruin to assistants; breaks in profession; diseases in anckle; exile Benefics: Contruction of wayside inns; new roads; council halls; temples; success in all attempts; increase in reputation; increase in influence; rise in profession; acquisition of assistants Eleventh house: Malefics: Illness to elder brother and sons, ailment in the left ear and legs; gain of articles as indicated by the planet Benefics: Reduction of grief; accomplishment of desired objects, gain of fresh sources of wealth and material objects signified by the planet Twelfth house: Malefics: Squandering of money; fall from position; troubles in the feet; trouble to the left eye; falls due to carelessness and sinful actions

Benefics: Heavy expenditure for good purposes; gradual termination of sinful actions; recovery from illnesse Sunday, August 29, 2004

Analysis of a Bhava II- General Analysis


The following section is taken from Prasna Margam Postures Vs. Kendras (Used in Remedies) The Lagna, the 4th, the 7th and the 10th signify the postures Waking (Chakramana), Lying/ Sleeping (Sayana), Sitting (Upaveshat), Standing (Sthiti) respectively. External and Internal Bhavas Bhavas can be considered to have two significations, viz., External and Internal. The external ones are as mentioned before, whereas the internal ones are given by Varahamihira in Brhat Jataka. This difference is very important in the horoscope analysis. One must know that there are two aspects of significations of each house; one of which shows various expect of our own self , whereas the the other aspect is more related to the environment we are in and also the relations we are with Strengths & Weaknesses of Bhava The Bhavas which are associated with or aspected by their lords or benefics (Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Moon) are said to thrive well. Those conjoined with or aspected by malefics suffer annihilation. (26) The Bhavas which have benefics in the 2nd, 7th and the 12th or 4th and 10th from them are considered favorable. (27) The benefic nature of Bhavas is destroyed by their connection with the lords of sixth, eighth and twefth or with the natural enemies of their lords. If the bhava, or its lord or the karaka is weak, then also the bhava suffers (28) The association of a bhava or its lord with sixth, eighth or twelfth or their lords cause suffering to the bhava. The association can be of following way: The dusthana lords are placed in the bhava or aspect the bhava The dusthana lords are conjoined with or aspect the bhava lords The bhava lords occupy the dusthanas A bhava should be considered weak under the following circumstances The said bhava, its lord or its karaka is weak

The bhava is hemmed between malefics The bhava is aspected by malefics The bhava is aspected by the enemies of their lords Benefics do not associate/ aspect them Natural malefics are placed in the 4th, 8th, 12th or 5th or 9th Out of all the afflictions, if the two or three of them are present, the bhava suffers annihilation Significator (Karaka): If the different karakas are strong, then events attributed to them will be predominantly seen. If weak, then these shall exist only in name. With regard to Saturn, if he is strong, miseries and diseases decreases, however, if weak, it is felt in abundance The lords of the 9th and other favourable houses, though they may be malefics, nourish their bhava. This point has been emphasised by Varahamihira in the verse Lagnath Puthre. Benefics if strong contribute good fully, malefics if weak give their evil in full (34) A planet capable of giving rise of both good and inauspicious results, confer good results when it is strong and the the evil results when it is weak (37) A favourable planet if capable of conferring auspicious results fully, moderately according as the navamsa it occupies is vargottama, own or friendly or inimical. Similarly a malefic planet is capable of giving inauspicious results fully, moderately or feebly according to the navamsa it occupies is inimical, own, friendly or vargottama (38) If the lord and the karaka of a bhava are strong and occupy favourable houses, then the indications of the bhava will be fully experienced. On the contrary if they are weak and occupy the 6th/ 8th or 12th, the results of that bhava will be negetive or feeble (39) If the lord and karaka are strong but occupy an unfavourable position, then though the effects of the bhava may be seen, the native will not enjoy them. On the contrary, if the lord and the Karaka are weak, but occupy favourable positions, the effect will be experienced by the native, however it would be feeble (40) If the two, the lord and karaka of a bhava, if one is strong and the other is weak, then the influence should be considered to be mixed in nature (41) If the lord of a bhava occupies a favourable position from the Bhava itself, then the effects of the Bhava will be full, however only if they are placed in favourable position from the

Lagna, then the native shall have good experience (42) Such bhavas as have any relationships with the Lagna or its lord such as aspect, association, kendra disposition etc. shall be surely experienced. Benefics in the 3rd, 6th, 8th and 12th become unfavourable. Malefics in the 3rd, 6th or 11th become favourable. The most important of all these houses is Lagna. The 5th and 9th houses are equally important. It is these three bhavas that benefics show their greatest good and malefics their worst evil. (44) Malefics in the sixth house confer all significations governed by the planet such as copper, lead etc., however the bhava i.e., the 6th house suffers. The results could be rise in enemity and diseases. (45) The good and bad significations ascribed to different planets should be used when describing the effects of dashas. (47) Planets give rise to favourable or unfavourable results based on whether they occupy Ishta or Anishta bhavas. On the basis of Samgnadhyaya, the various effects should be inferred. When Bhavas are ruined: When the lord of the 8th from a certain bhava or saturn transits the bhava and at the same time, the dasa / antar of the 6th, 8th or 12th operates, the bhava under consideration suffers. Similarly diseases signified in the various parts of the body as signified by the bhava concerned can be predicted. Sunday, August 29, 2004

Analysis of a Bhava I- Significations of Houses


INTRODUCTION Analysis of bhavas is the first step to be taken in interpretation of the horoscope. Though many things have been written on this so far, there are many inconsistencies in the books written by various authors. These inconsistencies tend to discourage any new students of Jyotisha. Thus this article strives to present the subject in a very systematic manner and hopes that the Jyotish enthusiasts and the beginners would gain substantially from this.

The article is divided into various sections starting from the significations of Bhavas; General strengths and weaknesses of bhava; Generic effect of Benefics and malefics in the bhavas and the specific effect of all the planets in the different bhavas. I however admit that this article is no way comprehensive and leaves enough room for improvement. I shall modify/ add sections to this as and when time permits.

SIGNIFICATIONS OF HOUSES(from Prasna Margam) Note: The terms inside the brackets are the sanskrit terms used in the classic.

Lagna: Excellence/ Superior goodness of beauty/ Extreme Skillness/ Cleverness/ Self Confidence (Sauthavam); The state of being/ Existence/ Perseverence/ Standing/ Stay at a place (Sthiti); Self- dependence/ Sound State/ Health/ Ease/ Comfort/ Contentment/ Satisfaction (Svasthya); Welfare/ Welbeing/ Yasha/ Fame (Shreya); Victory/ Success/ Acheivement (Jayo) Second House: Family, Wealth (Vitta), Speech (Vani), Right Eye (Dakshina Chakshu), all forms of Knowledge (Vidyascha Vividha) Third House: Patience (Dhairya), Vitality and Potency (Virya), Wrong thoughts (Durbuddhi); Siblings (Sahodara); Valour (Parakrama); Right Ear (Daksha Karna); Assistance/ help/ following (Sahaya) Fourth House: Mother (Mata); Sacrifice (Suhut); Sisters child (Bhagineau); Landed Property (Kshetram); Sukham (Happiness); Vehicles and Carriages (VahanamHsanam); grace/ beauty/ charm/ amour (Lalitya); Resting/ sleeping (Shayanam); growth and prosperity (Vriddhi); Cattle (Pasu); Birth house/ birth place (Janma Griha) Fifth house: Wisdom (Pragna); Abilities (Pratibha), Intelligence (Medha); Ability to discern (Viveka Shakti); Good deeds of past life (Puratana Punyam); Mystical hymns (Mantra); Advisor/ Misnister (Amatya); Children (Tanuja); Mental Satisfaction/ Cheerfulness (Saumansya) Sixth house: Thief / Smuggler (Taskar); Enemies/ Hostile persons (Araati); Impediment/ Obstacle/ Interruption (Vighna); Wounds/ Injuries (Vyaadha); Harm to body (Tanu Kshati); Death (Marana) by Enemies (Ari) or Weapons (Shastra) Seventh House: Marriage (Vivaha); Amour/ sexual instincts / Passion/ (Madana); Bharya (Spouse); association with other relations (Bhartr Samagama); Bed/ Sleeping place (Sayya); Wifes dwelling place (Sthri sadma); Lost things (Nastartha); Coitus (Maithuna) Eighth House: Destruction/cessation of everything (Sarvapranasa); Misfortune/ Danger (Vipad); Defame/ loss of repute (Apavad); Cause and Place of Death (Maranasya Hetupradesha); Servants (Daas); External houses/ house external to the living place

(Mathadikam Veshma); Chronic diseases (Gadaa); Danger/ Obstacles (Vighna) Ninth House: Luck (Bhagya); Duty/ Righteousness (Dharma); Kindness/ Empathy (Daya); Good deed (Punya); Father/ Guardian (Taat); Grand children (Sutatmaja); Donation/ Charity (Daana); Worship (Upasana); Good conduct and amicable disposition (Sushil); Teacher/ Preceptor (Guru) Tenth House: Religious Shrines (Devalaya); Townships (Nagar); Council (Sabha); Houses besides the road (Margalaya); Servants/ attendants (Daas); All Activities (Sarvakarma); Follow Order/ Command (Aagnaalambana) Eleventh House: Fulfillment of all desires (Sarvabhistaagama); Elder Brother (Jyestha Bhrata); Wife (Jaya) of Own Son (Nija-atmaja) or Daughter in Law; Left Ear (Vamkarna); Gain/ Profit (Labha)

Twelfth House: Sin/ Evil (Paapa); Loss/ Expenses (Vyaya); Fall (Patana); Emancipation (Niraya); Left Eye (Vama-ambakam); Loss/dis-appearence of position (Sthana Bhramsa); Loss of Limbs / Physical injuries/ Depression/ Sorrow (Vikala Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Effect of Ascendant III: Gemini


PHYSICAL FEATURES Tall & straight body Long and thin arms Nervous and fidgety Dark complexion Dark hair Hazel and bright eyes NATURE Intelligent:This is one of the upachayas of the natural zodiac. The upachayas are the houses which helps in the growth of the Lagna (or the house under consideration). The 3rd and 6th house, viz., the first two upachayas are governed by Mercury, which shows that intelligence is one of the key component of survival and growth in this world. Mercury rules the intelligence which helps us in the survival in this world. This is however, different from the intelligence which makes us superior to rest of animals in this world, which is ruled by Jupiter. The operational intelligence of Mercury is borne out of the fact that it rules the skills of communication and expression, which plays a crucial role in our existence. Curious: In natural progression of age of the zodiac, we can consider Gemini as the sign,

which is predominant with the attitude of a child, who has gained consciousness of the surrounding around him. This makes him experience and understand each and everything he can see or feel. This curiosity makes them delve deeper into things and question the existing paradigms, more to understand them. This endows them with a good scientific mind and also the scientific skills. They naturally are very good observant of their surroundings. Active and rational mind: Since Mercury is the fastest moving planet and also closest to Sun; it is very quick to react. Moreover, they are highly rational. Usually they do not accept things just based on their face value and being endowed with the scientific mind, they try analyzing the thing or situation rationally. High-spirited: The lord Mercury is naturally a young man and the sign represent a child; whichever perspective it is seen, the natives of this ascendant are high spirited and actively involved in almost everything happening near them. They are full of energy and drive like the previous two ascendants, however along with it they have the curiosity to understand everything they can see. Humane: They are humane and can empathize with others; in addition to empathy the skills which make them stand alone is the ability to make others feel comfortable, as soon as they start communicating with them. Like a child who cannot withstand the pain of others, these persons also try to help others out in they all means to make them comfortable. Adaptable/ Flexible: The sign as indicated by a curious child, the natives ruled by this sign are usually flexible in trying understanding the differing paradigms, without rejecting them out rightly. This gives them a balanced outlook about anything new and also makes them flexible. They can be critical if they are faced with something which challenges their existing view points, however, they endeavor to understand more on the opponents view. The flexibility in their thought process and view points also makes them easily adaptable to any circumstances. They are usually adaptable to all pursuits. Fluent speech/ Good linguistic skills/ Writing abilities: Being a planet of expression, it rules expression through any medium, either through spoken or written. They are usually very vocal and face no restraints in communicating their ideas or feelings to someone else. They also know the art of keeping the communications lively. While they write, however, they can be good narratives or fiction or literature. Changeable/ Lack continuity/ Indecisive/ Lack self-confidence/ Lack determination and will power: Being one of the fast moving planets it shows changeability in its actions. The natives of this ascendant usually lack fixity of purpose and

keep jumping over different things. They have the habit of keeping things half done for long, before they resume and complete it. This also makes it difficult for them to standby one particular opinion or viewpoint and hence making decisions becomes extremely difficult for them. They usually seek opinion from others before deciding anything. They must try developing the self confidence on their own ideas and opinions and then only can they progress higher and higher in life. Nervous/ Excessive worry/ Irritation: Sometimes these people become very nervous at different circumstances. This is rooted to the fact that they are not clear on their own stand and they have the fear of facing humiliations. This leads to excessive worries, which make them belligerent sometimes. Thus, these people who are usually gentle in nature become irritated while posed with difficulties, which they find difficult to solve. They lose their cool often and tend to get isolated from the crowed under those circumstances. Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Effect of Ascendant II: Taurus


Physical Features 1. Short or Medium stature 2. Well-built and stumpy body 3. Short and thick hands 4. Broad Forehead 5. Small and bright eyes (indicated by strong Moon) 6. Short thick neck 7. Wide nostrils and mouth 8. Lustrous face 9. Broad shoulders 10. Dark Hair 11. Love curl on forehead 12. Fair Complexion NATURE Artistic Temperament: This sign is ruled by Venus and Moon gets exalted here, thus providing enough ground for expression of the artistic talent of the native. They are fond at least one of the form of arts, say music, arts, cinema or drama, etc. They start learning the art forms in their early age; they can become skillful as they possess the natural talent to learn this. Melodious voice: This is the 2nd house of the natural zodiac, which represent speech. Being lorded by Venus; the planet of relationship and attraction, they are naturally endowed

with a charming and melodious voice. They like to merry around while humming, wherever they are. In addition to the lordship of Venus, this sign also exalts Moon, the planet who rules singing. Fond of good food: 2nd house also rules food as it is the house of sustenance. Being the 2nd house of the zodiac, it makes the person, a lover of good food. They are connoisseur of food and taste. Elegant: They are a firm believer of elegance and demeanor. They are naturally very well mannered and believe in fair play. This is a natural gift from the owner of the sign, Venus. Calm and Composed: They are generally calm and composed and have a great endurance power, however when they are provoked they become angry like a bull. When they get angry they are very difficult to control as they have a powerful built and a tendency to be stubborn. Their composure is also based on their tendency to conserve energy and not to waste it in unwarranted activities. Believe in harmony: Being ruled by Artistic and Benevolent Venus, they like to stay away from any kind of fight and would not budge from their stand unless instigated. However, once instigated, they are difficult to control, just like a Bull. Firm, determined and stubborn: Though they are slow and steady in carrying out their activities; however they have a great power of perseverance and persistence to see through the conclusion of their activities. Since they are not impulsive, they shall not be agitated by the delay in the activities and patiently wait till the activity is done. Since they have a strong will- power they try carrying out their pursuits in spite of all odds, however they will take their own time and do it with their own pace until the objective is reached. Practical: They are practical in evaluating various things such as people, project or ideas etc. Being an earthy signs, which represents stability; these nativities have the tendency to take steps only after proper evaluation of the pros and cons of whatever actions they would take. This is unlike Arians, who would take up any activities coming up their way, without much prior thoughts. Cheerful: This sign, exalts Moon and hence shows a place where the mind becomes extremely delighted. Thus the natives ruled by this sign are naturally very cheerful; however, since Moon represents fluctuations and vacillations, they shall also be very Moody, while being cheerful at the same time. Due to the predominant influence of water element in this sign, the natives of these signs are also emotional and search for support from outside. This makes them prone to search happiness in their own community (2nd house also rules family and community). They are hence easily swayed away by flattery.

Ambitious: Their ambition is granted by the exaltation of Moon in this sign. They want to fly high in life as they find their surrounding very appealing and instigating. They always like to be in action which take them higher and higher and would never get complacent. They are born achievers as signified by a Bull, who once decided to go ahead with a certain thing, would not be bothered about the obstacles that it would be facing while achieving the same. This makes them industrious; someone who believes is action, however, with caution. Self-centered: Usually the natives ruled by this signs are self centered and they do not have a big friends circle. They like to be contended with their own self and focus on planning out the activities and goals of their life and also the ways to achieve it. This can be said that they live in their own world of imagination. The negative side of this is that, they are hardly moved by the happening around that and have a attitude of I do not care; whatever is happening, let it happen. Also this makes them less affectionate and touched by other emotions, so much so that many call the natives of this sign as Cold hearted Passionate: They are passionate but steadfast in their love. Generally they do not fall in to relationship easily, however once they enter an relationship, they would be fully committed to it. Fortunate: They are blessed by goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of corns, the deity signified by the Lagna lord Venus. Being the 2nd house, Dhana Bhava of the natural zodiac, they have natural tendency to find out opportunities to earn from all odds. Fond of worldly possessions: They are fond of all kinds of enjoyment, since this the natural house of wealth. In addition the lord also represents all the luxuries of the material world. This also makes them spend money in procuring them, as long as they get comfort out of it. Sometimes, they are prone to excesses and which makes them lazy and callous. Spendthrift: Being the 2nd house of the natural zodiac, which represents money and sustenance; the ruler of this sign has the natural feeling of abundance and they do not believe in hoarding money for the rainy days. Usually they would not hesitate to spend money wherever they find an opportunity, however, that should match their artistic taste and give them comfort Wednesday, September 01, 2004 INTRODUCTION Fourth is the house of happiness and shastras define this as sukha sthana. Since all of us are in the search of happiness in life, this house shows what motivates all our actions. Being a kendra, it has strong bearing on our activities. We all know that the Kendras are the

Analysis of Bhava VIII- Planets in the Fourth House

houses of Vishnu and hence shows our actions, and the Konas are the houses of Lakshmi and shows the results we get for those actions.

Malefics placed here makes the person unhappy at his native place/ home and makes him leave home / native place and go to foreign land to settle down. Where as benefics makes the person enjoy happiness at his home or native land.

Along with happiness, fourth house is also seen for immovable properties such as Land, house etc. and also conveyance. Planets placed in dignity and under benefic influences bestow the native these things and many more luxuries. Whereas any affliction to this house make the native devoid of happiness from these things.

This house is also seen for Mothers health. This house must be under benefic influences for Mother to be free from any troubles. Otherwise, troubles can be predicted to Mother.

This house rules the heart. Affliction to this house can cause heart troubles. However, one must look for affliction to the Karaka Sun as well, before pronouncing the results.

From the Argala perspective, this house has dhanargala on the 3rd house, labhargala on the 6th house and sukhargaloa on the Lagna. Hence planets in this house influences the prosperity of the siblings (3rd); service / enemies (6th) or the health of the native (lagna). THE SUN Favourable Sociable; Soft hearted; Fond of vocal / instrumental music

Unfavourable Lack of Happiness; Troubled mind/ Restless; Devoid of friends or relations/ Troubled by friends or relations; Loss of paternal property; Devoid of wealth; Devoid of conveyance; Live away from his home; Troubles to Mother; Heart trouble

THE MOON Favourable Happy/ Satisfied; Fond of luxuries; Passionate- Fond of womens company; Sacrificing; Have good friends & relatives; Attain high status and position/ hold leadership position in

his community; Good reputation/ liked and loved by people; Have good house, conveyances; Trade on waters (river or ocean)

Unfavourable Trouble to mother and Childhood troubles

MARS Favourable (only under benefic influences) Good health; Own conveyances & landed property; Mother will be long-lived; Gets land and clothes by the favour of the king/ ruler.

Unfavourable Restless; Adversities in the family; Domestic disturbances (kuja dosa); Early death of father; Health troubles to mother/ Loss of mother (if highly afflicted); Devoid of land/ home; Live in dilapidated house; Suffer poverty; Inimical relations with kith and kins/ Devoid of friends; Live away from his native place; Devoid of Conveyances and land

MERCURY Favourable Soft spoken; Active doing something all the time; Patient; Broad eyes; Happiness from parents; Learned; Happy; Flatterer; Wealthy; Own lands and Conveyances; Own good clothes; Wise; Enjoy company of friends; Fond of various art forms

Unfavourable (only if afflicted) Devoid of land and conveyances; Bitterness in relations; Deceitful/ Acquire wealth by questionable means; Deprived of ancestral property

JUPITER Favourable Happy/ Contented; Wise; Highly intelligent; Good conduct/ Clean hearted; Own land & good house; Own conveyances; Good health to mother; Good friends; Happiness from children & wife; Wealthy; Endowed with luxuries; Conquer enemies; Take part in religious ceremonies; Ambitious; Grace from rulers/ govt.; Reputed in his community

Unfavourable

Not contended; Devoid of land and conveyances; Suffer loss of mother; Bitterness with relations VENUS Favourable Handsome; Intelligent; Happy/ Happiness from brothers; Good nature/ Forgiving nature; Enjoy conveyances; Good health to mother/ Looks after his mother; Enjoy landed property & house; Possess good ornaments, dresses etc; Leader in his community; Get many gifts from followers

Unfavourable Devoid of land and conveyance; Distress to mother; Illicit relationship with other women; SATURN Favourable (only if Saturn is strong and under benefic influences) Happiness from mother; Popular in his community; Hold leadership positions

Unfavourable Lazy; Devoid of paternal properties; Bad character; Gets into bad company; Loss of mother/ Bad health to mother/ troubles mother; Lack of happiness; Trou Saturday, September 04, 2004

Analysis of Bhava IX- Planets in the Fifth House


INTRODUCTION The fifth house is predominantly known as Suta Bhava or the house of progeny. Since children reflects the future in anyones life, this house is also called the house governing the future. If this house is under affliction, then there shall be troubles in procreation and also the future of the native is ruined. This also the house of chitta, or the inner harmony. Affliction to this house cause the person inherently restless and possess lesser emotional quotient. Since this is the house of progeny, which is the reflection of the native himself, this house is also known for any kind of creative impulses and very important for innovation and geniuses. Among other things, this is the house of power and authority and also represent disciples or subordinates, on which the power is weilded. Planets well placed in this house confer power and authority to the native, while if weakly placed, can cause troubles related to these areas.

Fifth house is also the house of worship and mantra. Planets placed in this house reflect the natives affiliation towards different forms of divinity. If a male planet is placed here, the conception of divinity for the native is masculine and powerful, whereas female planets shows that for the native, the divinity is feminine and protective. Jupiter confers the conception of nirguna brahman and make the native worship formless form of the Brahaman. From the argala perspective, planets in the fifth house shall have dhanargala on the 4th house, sukhargala on the 2nd house and labhargala on the 7th house. Hence the significations of the 5th house such as children, knowledge, authority etc, significantly impact the significations of the 2nd, 4th and 7th house.

THE SUN Favourable Devoted to Shiva; Sharp Intellect and Wise Unfavourable Trouble to first child/ Childless; Devoid of wealth; Use intelligence in sinful deed; Wanderer; Stomach ailment (such as acidity) and Short lived. THE MOON Favourable Progenys well being; More female offspring; Highly intelligent; Fickle minded/ Changeable; Worshipper of Mother; Timid; Wise; Glorious; Truthful/ Sattvik mind; Skillful in handling money/ finances; Philantropic; Meritorious; Rajayogi- Not attached to material surrounding, even if have abundance; Councellor / Advisor; Have good friends; Serve the ruler/ king (govt. servant) MARS Unfavourable Suffer poverty; Unhappy/ worried; No children/ Loss of children/ abortions; Immoral; Wicked/ Mean/ Sinful (association with eighth lord)/ Uncontrollable; Unstable mind; Wrath of the ruler/govt.; Suffer from cuts or wounds; Liar (like to say foul against others in his absence and create controversies); Shrewd; Troubles from enemies; Mental disorder; Lack of Intelligence; Troubles in education; Backbiter; Tormented by hunger; Suffer hyperacidity; In female horoscope this indicate terrible labour pain Favourable

Have children (only under benefic influences); Governmental positions of high status; Intelligent and analytical minded; Courageous MERCURY Favourable Mothers well being; Many children but get them late in life; Possess children (only under benefic influences); Highly intelligent; Soft spoken; Wise; Learned in Mantra Shastra and Hypnotism; Minister/ advisor; Happy; Glorious; Well educated; Hold position of authority; Skilful in Trade and speculation Unfavourable Loss of children/ Inclined towards adoption; Sinful

JUPITER Favourable Highly intelligent; Wise/ Learned; Possess broad eyes; Good conversationalist/ Good orator; Endowed with illustrious children; Glorious; Feed others; Good in politics (rajaniti shastra)/ Favour by king/ govt.; Knowledgeable in Law/ Good advisor/ Judge; Prosperous; Tolerant; Fond of luxuries; Author with fruitful imagination; Wealth from children Unfavourable Loss of children/ Difficulties in begetting children (in Capricorn, Aquarius or Cancer); Suffer loss of wealth due to wrath of ruler; Loss of memory; Devoid of wisdom VENUS Favourable Wise; Intelligent; Educated; Endowed with poetic skills; Clever minister/ advisor/ judge; Long lived grandmother; Respected; Honoured by govt; Well versed in worldly affairs; Have children but devoid of happiness from them; Conveyances; Wealthy; Hardworking; Successful in speculation Unfavourable Lacks courage/ Cowerdice SATURN Favourable Birth of children (more daughters); Affairs with many women; Philosopher; Endowed with the skill of use machines Unfavourable

Childless/ Adopt a daughter (under benefic influences); Weak constitution; Extremely poor; Engaged in inferior trades; Evil minded/ Heartless; Devoid of intelligence; Devoid of learning/ Troubles in education; Devoid wealth and happiness; Wanders aimlessly; Unstable mind; Suffer gastritis Saturday, September 04, 2004

Analysis of Bhava X- Planets in the Sixth House


INTRODUCTION Sixth house is commonly called the Ari bhava or the bhava of enemies and it is also an Upachaya. Being an upachaya, the planets placed in this house promotes the significations of the Lagna bhava and help in its growth. It is usually said the the best place for the Malefics are the upachayas. However, their placement in the sixth house is tricky since, this position on one hand gives valour and the power to conquer enemies, on the other, it gives trouble from the enemies. However if the lagna lord is stronger than the sixth lord, then the native wins over the enemies and otherwise if the sixth lord is stronger. The kind of enemies can be seen from the natural significations of the planet who is placed in the sixth house. For example, if Sun is placed in the sixth there shall be enemity with influencial persons and persons from the govt. This might also show the predominant characteristic on the enemies. The benefics placed in this house makes the person free from enemies and if there is enemity, the native conquers his enemies without much effort. This is also the house of diseases. The diseases caused in this bhava is more pathogenic than physiological. If a planet is weakly placed in this bhava then the native suffers diseases in the physiological system ruled by the planet. The physiological system ruled by different planets are as follows: Sun - Skeletal sytem Moon - Circulatory system Mars - Muscular system Mercury - Nervous system including skins Jupiter - Digestive system Venus - Reproductive system Saturn - Excretory system Along with the systems governed by different planets, they also govern other body parts, which needs to be studied to understand different diseases a person would be suffering with. Understanding diseases are an essential part of medical astrology and shall be taken up in another article. Sixth house is also the house of maternal uncles and in whole it represents the mothers family. If malefics are placed here as well as afflicted, then the natives maternal uncles

might suffer. If a benefic is placed in the sixth, its natural significance suffers with the expense of the house itself (the house gains with the placement of a benefic). Thus is Moon is placed in the sixth the person suffers with lack of mental felicity and involved in many unlawful activities if afflicted too. Similarly if Venus is so place, the significations such as relationship, marital harmony etc., suffer heavily and if Jupiter is so placed, the person suffers due to excessive eating (they would like to eat, but many things would be prohibited by the doctor). If Mercury is so placed, then the person gets into trouble due to communication and he is troubled by his kiths & kins. Venus is placed in Marana Karaka Avastha (MKA) in this house and the natural as well as functional significations of Venus significantly suffer while it is placed here. Planets in sixth have argala on the 5th, 8th and the 3rd house. Hence planets in this how singnificantly affect the significations of the mentioned houses.

THE SUN Favourable Powerful (but can be overpowered by his enemies); Successful in endeavours; Glorious; Famous; Wealthy; Passionate Unfavourable Billious temperament; Suffering to Maternal uncle; Heart or eye diseases; Bone related diseases; Acidic Troubles MOON Favourable Conquer enemies (only if strong) Unfavourable Poor; Sickly / weak constitution; Stomach ailments; Stupidity; Suffer in enemy hands; Low sexual vigour; Low life force- Lazy and Lethargic; Lower longevity; Cruel; Angry; Sinful deeds, working against the laws (govt.); Sickly in childhood. MARS Favourable Famous; Successful in his undertakings; Valorous; Defeat his enemies; Blessed with children; Wealthy; Glorious like a king; Highly passionate; Handsome; Stout bodied and

Leader in his community Unfavourable Rheumatism; Leprosy (association with Mercury); Suffer hyperacidity; Troubles to maternal uncle and Spendthrift; Troubles in Litigations. MERCURY Favourable Respected/ favour by the ruler/ govt.; Author; Free from enemies; Victorious in the battlefield; Free from diseases; Earn wealth with his own efforts. Unfavourable Leprosy (association with Mars and 6th lord); Rheumatism & shooting pains (affliction by Saturn or Nodes); Troubled by enemies/ Enemies in his community; Lazy; Harsh speech; Belligerent; Argumentative and gets angry often in arguments; Obstacles in achieving success in educational pursuits; Showy; Proud; Fond of creating controversies; Restless JUPITER Favourable Conquer enemies/ Free from enemies; Progression of lineage; Free from diseases, Clever; Interest in Mantra recitation (house of speech, 2nd, from the house of mantra, 5th); Famous; Reputation through spouse Unfavourable Marks of wound on the body; Rheumatism; Suffering from cough and cold; Acidity; Sickness to mother; Lazy; Troubled by enemies; Falling sick due to excessive eating. VENUS Favourable Devoid of enemies Unfavourable Dangerous and scheming enemies (affliction); Suffer poverty; Unhappy; Relationship with many women/ Disliked by women; Inimical toward wife; Distressed; Mean; Unsuccessful in efforts; Deprived of happiness from father or guru; Dull; Trouble in begetting children SATURN Favourable Powerful; Vanquish his enemies and diseases (however, troubled by them); Travel far and wide (association of Mars)

Unfavourable Belligerent; Financial distress; Little learning; Troubles to legs/ Suffer rheumatic pains, Suffer loss of longevity (if Saturn is eighth lord); Eat a lot; Wealthy; Proud; Passionate; Courageous; Evil minded; Suffer early loss of maternal uncle Saturday, September 04, 2004

Analysis of Bhava XI- Planets in the Seventh House


INTRODUCTION The seventh house is primarily seen for relationships and marital aspects of a native and secondarily for business and trade. Presence of malefics or affliction otherwise to this house cause marital disharmony, trouble to spouses health. Since this house is opposition to the Lagna, planets placed here significantly affect the Lagna by aspect. If the planets placed here is friend to the Lagna lord, then the Lagna (self) gains from the significations of the 7th house, however, if inimical to the Lagna lord, then the native suffer due to the significations of the planets placed in the seventh. Since any relationships is an emotional bond, predominant with water elements, any fiery planets (Sun, Mars) placement in this house can cause trouble in the marital life and the relationship bond of the native as fire is inimical to the water element. Placement of watery planets such as Moon and Venus makes the native highly emotional regarding relationship with the opposite sex and they tend to be more passionate and like to have company with many partners. If these planets are afflicted, then this might cause perversions. Mars and Mercury gets into Marana karaka avastha since, Mars is a bachelor and hence abhors marriage or any relationship with the opposite sex. For Mercury, he is still an undeveloped sexually and thus in the house of relationship, Mercury feels extremely uncomfortable. However, not both give similar results while placed in the 7th house. Mars is more deadly as it cause the Kuja Dosa and makes marriage a difficult path to tread. However, though Mercury is not as bad as Mars, it makes the native suffer from impotency and not able to cope up sexually with the partner. In addition, Mars and Mercurys functional and natural signification suffer significantly while they are placed in the 7th house. THE SUN Favourable Witty; Successful in trade and business Unfavourable Late Marriage; Marital disharmony; Passionate; Immoral; Trouble to wife/ Many wives; Bald; No respect for opposite sex; Wanderer; Meat eater; Urninary troubles; Suffer due to litigation; Wrath of government; Loss in business.

THE MOON Favourable Good looking; Well behaved/ good manners; Soft spoken; Passionate- Fond of womens company; Grace of ruler/ govt.; Happiness from wife/ Marital harmony; Gains from foreign trade & business Unfavourable Poverty; Illnesses; Eye defects; Suffer fear of water; Envious of others; weak constitution (suffer many diseases due to this); Greedy MARS Unfavourable Ill health; Loss of spouse/ Ill health to spouse (due to kuja dosa); Obstacles in getting married; Move away from home; Sexual intimacy with women of loose character; Sexual perversions (association with Mercury/ Saturn); Fond of liquor; Sexual intercourse with women in Menses (association with Ketu); Without potency; Full of vanity; Humiliation at the hand of opposite sex; Immoral; Unhappy; Troubled; Suffer poverty and troubled by enemies & diseases. MERCURY Favourable Handsome; Wealthy; Enjoy happiness from mother; Possess conveyances; Religiously inclined; Broad-minded; Married to a good natured; wealthy; intelligent wife (more applicable in Navamsa); Possess knowledge of law and rules of own country; Wise; Well dressed; Glorious; Married to a wealthy wife; Respected; Less virile Unfavourable Eat non-vegetarian food; Loss of husband (in female horoscope); Suffer from Leprosy. JUPITER Favourable Highly educated; Worried; Financial gains; Chaste, learned and devoted wife; Attached to his wife; Gain wealth from wife; Excel his father in qualities/ More generous than his father; Blessed with children; Orator; Poetic; Head of village; Learned in shastras/ Famous for his learning; Highly intelligent; Powerful; Handsome Unfavourable (only on affliction) Illicit relationship with other women

VENUS Favourable Handsome/ have a charismatic personality; Passionate; Surrounded by women; Wealthy; Surrounded by luxuries; Wealth from in-laws; Influential due to wife; Expert in various art forms; Happy married life; Fond of promoting controversies and quarrels; Possess conveyances; Efficient in work; Unfavourable Hyper sexed; Have extra marital affairs; Believe in material enjoyment; Loss of wife/ Remarriage; Devoid of children SATURN Favourable Good friends; Stable wealth; Stable minded wife; Stable marital life; Gain from the trade of Iron and Metal Unfavourable Delays in Marriage; The spouse would be significantly older than the expected age / Lean bodied wife (more applicable in Navamsa); Affliction to body; Involve in prostitution; Sorrowful; Sexual intimacy outside marriage/ Intimation with women of questionable character/ Intimation with many women (own sign exaltation)/ Homosexuality (associate with Mars)/ Un-natural sex (associate with Venus)/ Suffer humiliation in the hands of women; Poor; Unhappy; Wander aimlessly; Sickly; Suffer loss of wife; Poor; Ugly; Sinful; Loose morals; Sickness to both the native and the spouse Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Analysis of Bhava XII- Planets in the Eighth House


INTRODUCTION Eighth house shows the sum total of all our past karma, for which we have taken birth in this world. The birth in this world is due to all the sins and mistakes we have done in the past life/ lives and hence this house signify the weaknesses which make us bind to this illusory world. Once all the karmas are redeemed, there is no need of staying any longer in this world and hence, this house also becomes the houses of longevity. Almost all shastras say that there should not be any malefics in the eighth house, otherwise the longevity of the native is severely curtailed. However, malefic such placed is either exalted or own house, then the longevity is not much affected. Along with the longevity of the native, this house also rule the longevity of relationships or marital ties. Malefics placed here can affect the marital harmony and longevity of the marriage. Among malefics, Marss placement is the worst placement and it goes by the name of Kuja dosa. This cause extreme troubles in marriage and the spouse might suffer death (if Mars is badly placed) or bad

health. Planets in the eighth house generally express their negative qualities. Though shastras classify planets as benefics and malefics, all planets are capable of giving good or bad results based on whether their negative or positive qualities are expressed. The positive qualities are displayed when a planet is well placed in exaltation or mulatrikona or own house or friends house and the negative qualities are displayed when a planet is debilitated or in enemies house. This must be kept in mind while analysing a bhava and it is specifically applicable to eight house as this house is the house of our weaknesses. Even if a malefic is placed here, it must be very strong, for favourable results, otherwise, the results can be extremely troublesome. From the argala perspective, the planets in the eighth house shall have dhanargala on the 7th house, sukhargala on the fifth house and labhargala on the ninth house. Thus the significations of houses 5th, 7th and 9th are significantly influenced by the planets in the eighth house. The placement of Moon in the eighth is condemned by most classics. This position of Moon goes by the name of chandrastama. For such positions of Moon, the native suffers with regards to the functional and natural significations of Moon. As moon govern the physical body and mind and its resistance to diseases etc., such position of Moon can cause chronic illnesses and also mental troubles such as depression etc. Among all the planets the placement of Mercury in the eighth house is accorded high regards by all shastras. Mercury is treated as grandson by the karaka of the eighth house; Saturn and Mercury rarely give bad results if placed in eighth house, unless heavily afflicted. Such position of Mercury gives good health, long life; knowledge of occult; virtuous and gain wealth with his own effort. THE SUN Favourable Famous; Sudden gains (from lotteries or speculation or inheritence); Committed to his words Unfavourable Angry; Defective eye sight; Weak constitution/ Health troubles; Head Injury; Loss of Wealth; Separation from kith & kins; Few children; Devoid of happiness; Disease of Anus; Suffer from Headache & Fever THE MOON Favourable

Long life (only under benefic influences) Unfavouable Fickle minded/ Restless/ suffer psychological troubles; Weak constitution and easily affected by dieases; Face adversities; Fear from enemies and Danger from watery places; Short life (more so if moon is afflicted and the eighth lord is also weak and afflicted) MARS Favourable (only under benefic influences) Happy married life, Good health and Long-life Unfavourable Eye diseases / Defective eye sight (BS, BJ); Short life (unless the eighth lord is strong); Afflicted body/ Suffer due to blood related diseases; Critical to others; Sickly; Infamous; Suffer poverty; Ugly; Sexual perversions; Sorrowful; Early death of father; Urinary diseases; Consumption (T.B.); Few children; Suffer rheumatism and shooting pains; Unsuccessful in his efforts; No support from others; Adversities in life; Devoid of marital happiness (this one of the conditions of Kuja dosa) MERCURY Favourable Long lived; Owner of a large area of land; Many children; Respect and honour in many ways and will get wide spread fame and reputation; Widely known for his qualities; Authority to award punishment (judge, magistrate etc); Wide spread reputation; Supporter of his family; Virtuous; Famous; Glorious; Powerful; Acquire wealth by favour of the king or by doing business; Enjoy the company of women JUPITER Favourable Long lived; Free from diseases; Saintly person; Learned; Well versed in Vedas & shastras Unfavourable Will not live in paternal house; Loose morals; Short lived; Sinful; Illicit relationships; Suffer poverty & earn his livelihood by serving others VENUS Unfavourable Happy; Long life (Venus rules over Mrtyunjaya mantra); wealthy, long-lived; owner of lands; Saravali says that such natives will be endowed with all kinds of comforts, very wealthy, like a king and happy, which is also supported by Chamatkar chintamani, which adds enjoyment of conveyances to the list.

Favourable Trouble to mother; Short life (more so if afflicted); Sickly; Have a devoted wife but he will be discontented; Base; Harsh speech; Tormented by debt

SATURN Favourable Long life (also dependent on the strength of the 8th lord) UnfavourableIntimacy with low caste women; Earn by serving others; Defective eye sight; Limited number of issues; Unclean; Suffer from piles and other diseases of anus; Suffer poverty; Cruel minded; Devoid of good food; Unsuccessful in ventures; Loss of wealth; Devoid of company of friends; Sickly; Evil minde Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Analysis of Bhava XIII- Planets in the Ninth House


INTRODUCTION Ninth house is primarily known as the Dharma bhava or the house of righteousness. This house is very important for righteous actions of a native. If benefics are placed in this house, then the person is righteous, virtuous, engaged in charitable activities and fortunate. Malefics, excluding Sun in the ninth house can make the native irreligious and involved in sinful activities. Saturn in the ninth can cause of fall of dharma and such natives are usually attracted by different dharmas compared to their own. It is also the house of father and hence presence of any malefics can harm the health of the father; more so if the malefic is weakly placed and afflicted. However, for proper analysis to the fathers health the strength of the ninth lord and the karaka is also seen. This is also the secondary house of worship being the fifth from the fifth house and the planets placed here shall also make give inclination towards worship of different deities signified by the planets. From the argala perspective, planets in the ninth house has dhanargala on the eighth house; Sukhargala on the sixth house and the labhargala on the eleventh house. Hence the significations of these three houses sixth; eighth and eleventh are significantly affected by the planets in the ninth house. THE SUN Favourable Religeous; Philantropic; Respected for his virtuous deeds; Respect Brahmins & scholars;

Wealthy; Endowed with children; Endowed with all happiness and Fortunate. Unfavourable Proud; Stray from the path of righteousness; Trouble to father; Inimical toward mother & brother. THE MOON Favourable Highly learned; Charitable; Constructs cattle sheds, ponds for public utilities; Prosperous children; Long life to father; Wealthy; Endowed with friends & Relations; Engaged in meritorious deeds; Religious; Devoted to elders and parents; Intelligent; Happy; Passionate- Attract members of opposite sex; Fortunate from his young age; Courageous and Respected by learned. Unfavourable Weak constitution; Sickly MARS Favourable King's favourite; Wealthy; Fortunate; Glorious; Philanthropic/ generous; Worshipper of Ganesh / Hanuman Unfavourable Early loss of father; Unfortunate (no prosperity); Illicit relationship with the wife of his preceptor; Cause sorrow and pain to others; Mean; Violent; Irreligious; Commit sinful actions; Cruel; Unsuccessful in his efforts; Devoid of happiness from brothers; Hated by people MERCURY Favourable Interested in spiritual disciplines; Religious minded; Charitable/ philanthropic; Endowed with many children; Intelligent; Wise; Extremely learned; Virtuous, humble & amicable; Learned in Vedas and Shastras; Fond of music; Patient; Full of glory; Fortunate; Long-lived father; Well cultured; Interested in meditation; Endowed with wealth and happiness; Of good conduct; Orator; Proficient in his work; Perform religious rites; Bring reputation to his family; Destroy those who indulge in sinful deeds; Worshipper of Vishnu. If associated with Jupiter engaged in the religious studies and if associated with Venus, engaged in various art forms. JUPITER Favourable

Religious & Charitable; Interested in meditation; Pious; Wealthy; Long lived father; Righteous; Respected; Honourable; Protect others; Devout; Philosophical; Blessed with children; Minister/ Advisor/ Judge; Knowledgeable in shastras; Worship family gods; Learned; Handsome; Endowed with leadership qualities; Own palatial mansion; Devotee of Brahmins; Loved by near and dear; Endowed with many children; Famous; Truthful; Like justice; Travel to foreign land; Conservative/ traditional; Strict on the principles; Fortunate VENUS Favourable Strong body; Religious minded; Inclined towards meditation; Perform religious rites; Enjoy all comforts; Blessed by children; Long lived father; Highly prosperous; Devout; Philosophical; Grace of king/ govt; Happiness from brothers, wife, children and friends; Wealthy; Generous; Devoted to service of gods, guru and guests; Inclined towards money lending business; Live a comfortable & happy life; Fortunate Unfavourable Worries related to spouse; Urinary troubles SATURN Favourable (Only under benefic influences) Belief in yoga shastras and renunciation; Detached; Religious; Faith in tradition/ Traditional; Involve in repair of religious institution; Build cattle sheds, ghats etc.; Philosophical Unfavourable Sinful; Unfortunate; Poor; Childless; Loss of father (weak & afflicted Saturn; weak and/or afflicted ninth lord); Irreligious; Evil minded; Meagre wealth; Unhappy; Cause troubles to brothers and others; Cruel minded Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Analysis of Bhava XIV- Planets in the Tenth House


INTRODUCTION Tenth house is the Karma bhava or the house of action. This holds the key to the status, positions, reputation, fame and everything that we get as result of our action in this world. Since all planets govern one or other area of action, all of them give good results in this house, unless afflicted. This is the third upachayas after the third and the sixth house and hence the planets in this house indicate growth of the Lagna or the self. However, the growth is given by the planets in their own way based on the natural characteristics of the planets. Planets in tenth house have dhanargala on the ninth house, sukhargala on the seventh

house and labhargala on the twelfth house. Thus the significations of these three houses Seventh, Ninth and the twelfth are significantly influenced by the planets placed in the tenth house. THE SUN Favourable Happy; Powerful; Blessed with children; Conveyance; Bestowed with all comforts; Success in profession and all endeavours; Noble; Attain high position and status; Famous at far and wide; Grace of the king; Successful in political objectives (more applicable in dasamsa) Unfavourable Mentally worried; Trouble to mother THE MOON Favourable High academic attainments; Brilliant; Pious; Famous; Kind hearted; Virtuous; Successful in all endeavors; Valorous; Charitable; Wealthy; Successful in his efforts; Gain wealth due to grace of the ruler Unfavourable Illicit relationship with a widow; Obstacles; Indulge in sinful deeds; Loss of reputation MARS Favourable Strong body; Admired by people; Respected; Famous; Brothers will be long-lived (If the lord of the tenth is strong the); Fortunate; Prosperous; Interest in meditation; Devoted to his preceptor; Successful in his undertaking; Financially Well-off; King or Heir apparent (association with 9th/ 10th lord); Good conveyances (association with Jupiter); Association with ruler class; Posses land; Happy; Powerful; Charitable; Valorous (like a lion); Unconquerable; Efficient in his work; Rise high in life (even from a humble origin); Blessed with children; Glorious; Brilliant intellect. Unfavourable Obstructions in the professional career and other activities; Mentality of a thief; Indulge in sinful deeds; Cruel. MERCURY Favourable Engaged in virtuous deeds/ auspicious ceremonies; Patient; Wide spread reputation; Intelligent; Great thinker/ wise/ knowledgeable; Engaged in meritorious deeds; Perform religious rites; Honoured by the state; Acquire wealthy through many sources; Blessed with

children; Wealthy and kind-hearted; Successful in his efforts; Loved by people; Inherit paternal property; If highly fortified, then the native would be good orator; well versed in trade and commerce and attain high position. Unfavourable (only if afflicted) Eye troubles; Stupid; Indulge in sinful deeds; Bad conduct JUPITER Favourable Perform righteous deeds; Spiritually inclined; Able; Widespread reputation; Respected by masses; Study Srimat Bhaagavat Gita; Wealthy; Grace of ruler/ Govt.; Good conduct; Successful in all efforts; Comforts of conveyances; Headship/ Hold administrative position; Happiness from children, father; Loves discipline and order; Wise; Charitable; Honourable Unfavourable Evil deeds (10th lord afflicted); Financial distress; Unhappiness with regards to children (placed in 6th from the karaka Bhava) VENUS Favourable Glorious; Wealthy; Intelligent; Virtuous; Happiness from friends; Respected; Attain high status and position; Famous; Engaged in religious work; Interested in works related to cosmetics or beauty products or building homes; gain in the company of women Unfavourable Difficulties and obstacles in undertaking SATURN Favourable Successful in undertaking (benefic influences); Happy; Powerful; King/ head of a village; Minister/ Judge; Wealthy; Famous; Courageous; Interested in Agriculture Unfavourable Obstacles in career; Miserly; Bilious constitution; Afflicted- indulge in sinful deeds; Troubles to fathe Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Analysis of Bhava XV- Planets in the Eleventh House


INTRODUCTION The eleventh house is the house of gains and is known as Labha Bhava. The gains though mainly seen in terms of monetary gains, in general this house signify the gain of all

objectives and desires. It is interesting to note that the third house is the house of desires and counted in the anti-zodiacal direction, the 3rd house shows the fulfilment of desires. This the why Maharishi Jaimini says that this is the house of Hara or destruction of desires.

This is the last of the four upachayas (3/6/10/11) and being a upachaya, planets placed here cause growth of the lagna or the self. Almost all planets give auspisicious results while placed in this house as they shall help in gaining different objectives of the life. However, it must be remembered that all planets have their own way to fulfil their goals; malefics would do this in their own malefic way and benefics would do this in a benefic way. Primarily the planets placed in this house, shows gain in the life of the native, related to the significations of the planets so placed. So unless, planets are badly placed (debilitated, in inimical sign) or afflicted (placed with/ aspected by malefics), good results can be pronounced, without much afterthought.

From the Argala perspective, the planets placed in this house shall have dhanargala on the 10th house of karmaphala; sukhargala on the 8th house of aayu and labhargala on the Lagna bhava. Thus the planets in this house can actively influence the significance on the 10th, 8th and the Lagna.

THE SUN Favourable Glorious; Long life; Wise; Attain high status; Powerful; Wealthy/ Endowed with luxuries and good vehicles; Committed to his words; Successful in ventures; Visionary; Income from government (grace of ruler); THE MOON Favourable Long life; Blessed with children; Highly learned/ Great thinker; Helpful nature; Virtuous; Wealthy without much effort; Famous; Good friends and attendants; Glorious; Valourous; Honourable; Favourable for daughters; Expertise in trade related activities Unfavourable Unsuccessful in efforts MARS Favourable: Prosperous; Valorous; Conquer enemies; Involved in manifold activities; King (association with 11th lord); Association with influencial people; Prosperity of elder siblings; Wealthy; Happy; Virtuous; Blessed with children; Miser; Gain wealth from both good and bad ways

Unfavourable: Trouble to Children; Destruction of wealth MERCURY Favourable long-lived; Learned/ Intelligent; True to his words; Wealthy/ Financial gains; Happy; Possess obedient servants; Fond of luxury; Famous; Expertise in Trade and Commerce; Good in writing and handicrafts Unfavourable Suffer loss of wealth on account of sinful deeds JUPITER Favourable Long lived; Learned; Enormous gains/Prosperous (more so if Moon is conjoined)/ Wealthy/ Gain wealth due to patronage of the ruler/ govt.; Widespread reputation; Good luck/ Fortunate; Fearless; Few children; Many conveyances; Endowed with servants; Noble; Charitable; Possess articles of gold & silver; Inclined towards earning from righteous means only Unfavourable Not much education (eighth from fourth house) VENUS Favourable Handsome; Learned; Extremely wealthy & high financial gains; Owner of landed property; Kind hearted; Enjoy conveyances; Lover of truth; Virtuous; Fortunate; Earning through rightful means; Prosperity; Passionate (fond of company of women); Enjoy all comforts of life; Well-behaved; Famous Unfavourable Extremely passionate; Gain of wealth though questionable means; With 6th/8th/12th lord and weak- no financial gains; Wanderer SATURN Favourable Long-lived; Healthy; Extremely wealthy (however face obstacles in earning them)/ Endowed with comforts of all kinds; Stable minded; Endowed with landed property; Grace of ruler / govt.; Maha-bhagya yoga/ extremely fortunate (own house/ exaltation); Courageous

Unfavourable Loss of wealth in trade etc.; Trouble to elder brother Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Analysis of Bhava XVI- Planets in the Twelfth House


INTRODUCTION Twelfth is the house of loss and the shatras call it the Vyaya Bhava. Losses can mean financial as well as losses of other significations. Malefics placed here cause losses on undesirable expenses or on bad things whereas benefics placed here cause the expenses on good causes such as charity etc.

If planets who are placed here are afflicted then the person is compelled by the circumstances to spend huge sum on unworthy things. Thus, if planets are placed here, they should not be afflicted at least. Beneficial aspects (aspect of natural benefics) on this house helps to keep expenses in control as well as reducing expenditure on unwanted circumstances. Though the benefics fortify this house, the lose their own significance and this is hightened when they are badly placed and/ or afflicted.

This placed is specifically unsuited for Sun as it gets into Marana Karaka Avastha in this house. Thus the effect it can give is specifically unfavourable related to the house it owns and also the natural significations such as father, eye sight, wealth, etc. However, aspect of natural benefics, can make the native spend on righteous and charitable activities.

In addition to the aforesaid significations, Bhavartha Ratnakara says that the native is fortunate with regards to the house, whose karaka is placed in the 12th house. Thus, if Moon is placed in the 12th, the native would be fortunate with regards to the fourth house or Mother or if Mars is placed the person is fortunate with regards to the 3rd house or brother. However, how Sun would give this effect is still a question, since, Sun becomes extremely weak in this house. What we can infer from this, is that, under benefic influences, the dictum would work for Sun.

From the Argala perspective, planets in the 12th shall have dhanargala on the 11th house, sukhargala on the 9th house and labhargala on the 2nd house. Thus the planets in the 12th house actively influence the significations of these houses namely, the Gains, the Fortune and the Accumulated wealth / Family. One can ponder on how expenses are related to these three areas of life.

THE SUN (Marana Karaka Avastha) Unfavourable Suffer degradation; Inimical towards father/ paternal uncle; Eye troubles; Devoid of wealth; Childless; Powerless; Mean; Loss of wealth due to wrath of rulers; Expenditure on sinful deeds; Wanderer; Live away from homeland; Leprosy (conjunction with 6th lord) THE MOON Favourable Learned; kind-hearted; will have good friends; Money will be spent on good causes; Generous and charitable; Happiness from mother Unfavourable (only if weak and afflicted) Wickedly; defect in some limb; Angry; Worried/ Restless; Deprived of good food; Wasteful expenditure; Lazy and Lethargic; Not liked by others; Mean (narrow minded); Jealous; Eye troubles; Humiliated/ Troubled by enemies; Earn money by questionable means; Suffer venereal diseases; Dissatisfied with his uncles and mother; His efforts will prove abortive MARS (Kuja Dosa) Unfavourable Suffer poverty; Suffer rheumatic and bilious diseases; False vanity; Suffer degradation; Backbiter; Cruel; Loss of wife/ Trouble to wife; Suffer from eye troubles; Mean/ Sinful/ Irreligious; Suffer imprisonment; Liar/ back biter; Troubles from secret enemies; Loss of wealth in litigation; Fear from thieves (loss of wealth due to theft); Expenses on vices MERCURY Favourable Incur expenditure on religious charities; True to his words; Entertain Brahmins; Valourous; Orator Unfavourable Fond of disturbing others; Unstable mind/ Restless; Bitterness towards the ruler/ govt.; Suffer degradation; Suffer poverty; Lazy; Devoid of education/ Meagre education; Suffer humiliation within his community (kith and kins are ruled by Mercury); Cruel; Suffer losses in trade and speculation JUPITER Favourable Interested in studies (ninth from fourth house); Proficient in mathematics; Spend money on religious causes

Unfavourable Suffer poverty/ Suffer loss of wealth; Few children (eighth from fifth); Loose character (sixth from seventh house); Undesirable sexual contacts; Ill mannered (loss of significations of Jupiter); Inimical to others; Disliked by others; Vulgar in speech; Indulge in sinful deeds; Lazy and lethargic; Serve others; Unfortunate; Suffer loss of reputation; Stupid VENUS Favourable Well built physique; Wealthy; Luxuries; Comforts of bed (sexual pleasures)/ Clever in sexual matters ; Happy going Unfavourable Sexual indulgences with many women; Dominated by women; Suffer poverty; Lazy; Mean (narrow minded); Destruction of fame; Inimical towards friends and others SATURN Favourable Happy in foreign travels/ foreign lands; Destroy enemies (as Lagna lord) and Good eye sight Unfavourable Sinful; Suffer poverty; Wasteful expenditure; Suffer degradation; Lazy and lethargic; Sinful/ Gets into bad company; Affliction to body parts (injuries to limbs)/ Defo Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Transit I: The basics


INTRODUCTION The influence of planets on human affairs can be seen from two ways, from the natal chart and the chart of the moment. The natal chart is the snapshot of the heaven at the moment of our birth and it shows all the experiences one passes trough during the lifetime. To time different events, vedic-astrology (jyotish) uses planetary periods called the graha dasas or the sign periods called the rasi dasas. They can broadly (broad time frame) specify the events which are likely to happen on a particular time, however the difficulties of correct birth time, makes it difficult to delve down to a very minute level such as the prana dasa (6th level).

To overcome the difficulty and to doubly ascertain the results shown by the dasa, the transit is used. The transit cannot be used independantly as the influence of the transit is always within the ambit of the natal chart and hence it has to be judged in conjunction of dasa and astakavarga. This is why even though the transit is same for everyone having the same

moon sign, the results can be grossly different. To understand the use of transit in timing events, one need to understand the natal horoscopy first and then amalgamate the effect of the transit with the dasa operative at different times.

While one checks out the transit, one need to note the following things:

1. In the natal horoscope, one needs to find out the auspicious and inauspicious planets. The auspicious planets are the yogakarakas, the trinal lords, planets involved in good yogas and planets who are well placed and bestowing good effects. During the malefic transit of such planets their maleficenece are lessened and during the benefic transit their beneficence are hightened. Similarly, if a planet is badly placed and is eager to give inauspicious effects in the natal chart, during malefic transit of such planets the maleficence is hightened and during the benefic transits, the beneficence is reduced.

2. During the dasa of a planet, the transit of the planet is of utmost importance. If the dasa is that of a auspicious planets, then the benefic transits would confer enormous benefic results and the malefic transits would confer lesser malefic results. The reverse is true for dasa of inauspicious planets.

3. The results of transits are greatly modified by the astakavarga. The transit of the planets can be seen in the sarvartakavarga (sum total of all astakavarga) as well as in the astakavarga of different planets. Planets transiting through sarvastakavarga signs having lesser dots (bindus) tend to give unfavourable results and while transiting through the signs having more bindu give favourable results. Thus malefic transits are heightened while the planet transit through signs having lesser bindus and vice-versa.

The astakavarga of different planets signify different area of our life. Like Sun- health and vitality; Moon- State of mind; Mercury- Speech, working intelligence etc; JupiterHappiness, wealth, progeny, wisdom etc. If a planet is transiting through the astakavarga of a planet where it has not contributed any bindu, then the planet will give inauspicious results in the area ruled by the planet, whose astakavarga is under consideration. Lets say Saturn is passing through the sign Cancer and in a horoscope, in Sun's astakavarga Saturn did not contributed a bindu (dot) in Cancer, then the person suffer lack of health and vitality during this period. This can also mean that the native's father is also affected, since the Sun is the natural significator for father. This way, the effect of transits can be found based on the astakavarga of different planets.

4. During Transits, the vedha houses also needs to be checked up. The vedha houses are

given for each planet in their sections. If a planet is having a benefic transit and another planet is transiting the vedha position, then the benefic effect of the transiting planet is obstructed. Similarly, a malefic transit can be obstructed by the planets in vedha to to the transiting position. All planets can have vedha on others, excluding the combinaton of Father- Son pair namely Sun- Saturn and Moon- Mercury.

The SUN: Good in 3rd (9th), 6th (12th), 10th (4th), 11th (5th). Figures in the bracket represent the vedha position 1st: Fatigue, irritability, loss of wealth, sickness, obstacles in undertaking, unnecessary travel. 2nd: Loss of wealth, unhappiness, chance of being deceived, financial worries. 3rd: Advent of money, happiness, relief from disease, recognition from superiors, honours and courage, acquisition of good position, destruction of enemies. 4th: Diseases, constant attacks from opponents, no peace of mind, pressure form creditors, sorrow and misery, deprived from company of his wife and kinsman. 5th: Mental agitation, frequent illness, delusion, embarrassment and accident. 6th: Release from sorrows, worries and troubles, destruction of enemies, peace of mind. 7th: Wearisome travelling, colic and troubles, humiliation and illness. 8th: Quarrel from friends, diseases, hypertension, royal or official displeasure, excessive heat. 9th: Danger, humiliation, disappointment, separation from relatives, mental agony. 10th: Accomplish a mighty undertaking, success in endeavours. 11th: Honour, health, wealth, success, good position, cure of diseases. 12th: Sorrow, creation of a situation which causes loss of everything, quarrels and ill health (fever).

THE MOON: Good in 1st (5th), 3rd (9th), 6th (12th), 7th (2nd), 10th (4th), 11th (8th). 1st: Excellent food, bed & clothes. 2nd: Loss of respect and money, obstacles in the way of success. 3rd: Good clothes, pleasure from wife, good financial condition. 4th: Mental unrest. 5th: Suffer humilitiation. 6th: Enjoy wealth, health, comfort, redemption from enemies. 7th: Conveyances, good food and financial equilibrium. 8th: Misery, ill health, fears from unexpected sources. 9th: Mental agony, chest pain, fatigue. 10th: Success in every sphere.

11th: Prosperity, wealth, new friends 12th: Expenditure, suffer from accidents and injuries.

MARS: Good in the 3rd (12th), 6th (9th), 11th (5th) 1st: Mental grief, separation from ones kith and kin, and diseases caused by the vitiation of blood and bile as well as those cause by excessive heat. 2nd: Fear, Indiscreet words or verbal warfare and quarrel, loss of wealth, royal displeasure, disgrace. 3rd: Victory, acquisition of gold ornaments, and great joy, happiness from children, good health and access to riches. 4th: Loss of position, illness of the stomach, fever, blood discharges, sorrow on the account of kinsman, depravity of character. 5th: Fever, improper desire or thoughts, sorrow on account of children and quarrel with ones relatives, fresh diseases will appear and mental peace will be completely absent. 6th: Cessation of enmities and quarrels with ones relative, lives an independent life and becomes pretty cheerful. 7th: Misunderstanding with wife, eye disease and stomach trouble. 8th: Fever, bleeding, loss of wealth and honour, mental unrest. 9th: Humiliation caused by loss of wealth etc., and retarded gait through physical weakness and loss of vitality in addition to that indicated while in the eighth. 10th: Wicked activities, obstacles to ones projects and physical strain. 11th: Wealth, health and addition to landed property, amount due will be realised, improve in the business. 12th: Loss of wealth, excessive heat, fever, trouble from wife, eye diseases and worried.

MERCURY: Good in the 2nd (5th), 4th (3rd), 6th (9th), 8th (1st), 10th (7th), 11th (12th) 1st: Loss of wealth caused by advice of wicked man, by tale bearers, by imprisonment and quarrels. He will receive disagreeable intelligence while he is in journey. 2nd: Disgrace but gain success and wealth. 3rd: Will get friends but he will be afraid of troubles from king and from his enemies. 4th: Persons kinsman will increase and acquisition of wealth. 5th: Quarrel with wife and children. 6th: Will be liked by all and gain fame. 7th: Appearance becomes pale and there will be quarrels, he will face obstruction. 8th: Begetting children and earn money and will become happy and powerful. 9th: Impediments. 10th: Defeat of enemies, get wealth, will enjoy the company of his wife and will get good

dresses. 11th: Get wealth, comfort, sons, women, friends, conveyances and will be intelligent. Overall progress is indicated. 12th: Disgrace from enemies, defeat, suffer from diseases, will not enjoy the company of good wife.

JUPITER: Good in the 2nd(12th), 5th(4th), 7th(3rd), 9th(10th), 11th(8th) 1st: Quitting ones place, loss of wealth, and hostility. 2nd: No enemies, gain of wealth, family happiness and effectiveness of ones words. 3rd: Loss of position, quitting ones place, separation from near and dear ones, illness and impediments to ones work. 4th: Sorrow on account of relatives, humiliation and danger from quadrupeds, will become patient and resigned and will delight in nothing. 5th: Birth of son, association with virtuous and royal favour, will get material possessions and good qualities. 6th: Trouble from ones own relatives, enemies and diseases, the native will so much afflicted in heart that he will take no delight in anything. 7th: Good journey for auspicious purposes, conjugal happiness, and birth of a son, good speech and intelligence. 8th: Fatigue through needless journeys, ill luck, loss of money and miseries, imprisonment, diseases and heavy grief. 9th: All-round prosperity and joy as well as happiness and good fortune, beget son, become influential, success at work 10th: Trouble to ones property, position, children etc, quitting ones place, loss of health and wealth. 11th: Will return to ones place, will regain his health and wealth, acquisition of children, wealth and honour. 12th: Grief and danger to wealth, grief in the return of the journey.

VENUS: Good in the1st(8th), 2nd(7th), 3rd(1st), 4th(10th), 5th(9th), 8th(5th), 9th(11th), 11th(6th), 12th(3rd) 1st: Enjoy excellent perfumes, flowers, clothes, houses, bed, meals and women. 2nd: Get sons, grain and present from king (govt.); financial gain. 3rd: He will become influential, wealthy and respectable and will get clothes, enemies get ruined; progress and prosperity. 4th: Get friends and will become very powerful and happy. 5th: The person will be happy, will get kinsmen, wealth, and friends and will not suffer

defeat from the enemy; birth of children. 6th: Suffer disgrace, will be afflicted with diseases, and will be exposed to danger; indicate adversity. 7th: Suffer injuries through women, trouble to wife. 8th: Get houses, wealth, articles of lacquer and beautiful women. 9th: All-round happiness, become virtuous, happy and wealthy and get plenty of clothes. 10th: Suffer disgrace and also from quarrels. 11th: Get wealth of his friends and also get perfumes and clothes; safety and security. 12th: Good income.

SATURN: Good in the 3rd(12th), 6th(9th), 11th(5th) 1st: Illness and performance of funeral rites, suffer from poison and fire, will quit his kinsmen, suffer from imprisonment, and torture, travel to foreign lands and live with the friends there, will suffer miseries, loss of wealth and of sons, will also suffer from fatigue of foot journey and also from humiliation. 2nd: Trouble to wealth and children, loss of beauty and comfort, will become weak and will get wealth from other men but cant enjoy it for long. 3rd: Acquisition of position, wealth, conveyances and servants. He will become influential, happy, free from diseases and will defeat his enemies. 4th: Loss of wife, relatives and wealth, suspecting evil in everything and will never be happy. 5th: Decline of prosperity, mental powers, separation from children and wealth and will suffer from quarrels. 6th: All-round happiness. 7th: Sickness of wife, long journeys and fear, separation from wife and children. 8th: Loss of children, cattle, friends and wealth, sickness, also same as seventh. 9th: Poverty, obstacles to the performance of religious rites, death of elder equal to the father, continuous misery, same as seventh and eighth, suffer from hatred, chest pain & imprisonment. 10th: Interest in forbidden activities, loss of honour and sickness, 11th: All kinds happiness, acquisition of many kinds of wealth and renown, he becomes cruel. 12th: Fatigue owing to worthless business, loss of wealth through enemies, and illness of wife and children.

RAHU: Good in the houses same as Saturn 1st: Death or serious illness.

2nd: Loss of wealth. 3rd: Happiness. 4th: Sorrow. 5th: Loss of money. 6th: Happiness. 7th: Loss 8th: Danger to life. 9th: Loss. 10th: Gain. 11th: Happiness. 12th: Loss Friday, September 17, 2004

Dashaphala Nirupana: Guidelines to Dasa Analysis


1. A planet shall give the results of the house it owns. For example, if a planet if fifth lord, then it will give progeny or power in its dasa. 2. A planet gives results (either good or bad) as per the functional significations as per the following guidelines:

a. Whichever house the planet is placed b. Whichever house the planet aspects c. Whichever house lord it is placed with d. Whichever house lord it aspects During the dasa of a planet, the natural significance (naisargika karakatva) gains or suffer based on whether the placement of the planet is auspicious or inauspicious. The results will be auspicious if

i. the planet is placed in Exaltation, Mulatrikona, Own house, or friends house ii. placed with benefics/ friends iii. aspected by benefics iv. hemmed between benefics The results will be inauspicious if

i. the planet is placed in debilitation, enemy sign ii. placed with malefics iii. aspected by malefics

iv. hemmed between malefics 3. A planet is capable of giving results as per its functional or natural significations either in the dasa or antardasa or smaller periods. The functional significations are based on the lordship, placement and yogas this planet would have in the horoscope. The natural signification is based on what they signify naturally such as Venus signify marriage and relationship, Jupiter signify progeny etc. 4. Normally a planet would not confer the result (either auspicious or inauspicious) in its own antardasa. They do so in the antardasa of the planet associated with it. By association following things are meant.

a. Conjunction b. Planet aspecting the dasa lord c. Planet having subha-argala on the dasa lord d. Planet exchanges position (either rasi, nakshatra or navamsa) with the dasa lord e. Any planets who share the same dharma as of the dasa lord. The following planets share the same dharma as of the dasa lord. i. All saumya grahas (Jupiter, Venus, well associated Mercury and strong Moon (in paksha bala) have the same dharma ii. All papa grahas (Saturn, Mars, Sun, badly associated Mercury and weak Moon)have the same dharma iii. Yogakaraka- The other planet involved in the yoga, leaving the yogakaraka under consideration Note: In all the cases, if the yoga is auspicious, then the auspicious results of the dasa lord is felt and vice-versa Thus the mahadasa lord gives its results only in the antardasa which is suitable. 5. The dasa of the yogakaraka shall have following results in different antardasas:

a. Antardasa of a related auspicious planet (yogakaraka or lord of trines), the results will be auspicious b. Antardasa of related yogakaraka, the results will be very auspicious c. Antardasa of related functional malefic planet (lord of the trisadayas and the eighth), the effect of the rajayoga would be extremely feeble d. Antardasa of a related marakesh, only minor results would be present e. Antardasa of a unrelated auspicious planet, the results would be moderately auspicious

f. Antardasa of unrelated functional malefic planet or marakesh, the results would be extremely inauspicious- however, some good results of the auspicious dasa lord shall also be felt 6. During the antardasa of a functional malefic (planets suffering with kendradhipatya dosa or the lords of the trisadaya or the eighth lord) planet, following results are felt:

a. The antardasa of a unrelated functional benefic/ yogakaraka, the results of would be inauspicious b. The antardasa of a related functional benefic, the results would be inauspicious- lesser of the inauspicious dasa lord and more of the auspicious antardasa lord c. The antardasa of the neutral planet shall give inauspicious results d. The antardasa of related or unrelated functional malefic would be terrible- more so in the case of related planet e. The antardasa of functional benefic in dasa of a marakesh, the person would not die, however the antardasa of an unrelated functional malefic can cause death. f. In the dasa of Kendra lord or Trikona lord, the results of different antardasa would be: g. If Kendra and Trikona lord are associated, the in the dasa of the Kendra lord, Trikona lords antardasa would be auspicious and vice- versa h. If Kendra and the Trikona lords are not related, then in the dasa of Papa Kendra lord, the antar of Subha Trikona lord would be little auspicious, whereas the antar of papa Trikona lord would be inauspicious. 7. In addition, during the dasa of a subha Kendra lord, the antar of a papa Trikona lord would be little auspicious and the antar of a subha Trikona lord, the results would be predominantly auspicious. 8. In the dasa of Papa Trikona lord, the antar of subha Kendra lord would be auspicious and antar of papa Kendra lord would be little auspicious (provided the Trikona lord is not eighth lord simultaneously) 9. In the dasa of Subha Trikona lord, the antar of subha Kendra lord would be auspicious and the antar of the papa Kendra lord can be little auspicious, if it is associated with the Trikona lord. If there is no association between them, then the antar would be predominantly inauspicious. 10. The results of Antardasa in Dasas of the Nodes: a. If the nodes are placed in Trikona, then the antar of the Kendra lords confer rajayoga. This is also true during the dasa of Kendra lord and antardasa of the nodes so placed in Trikona

b. Similarly if the nodes are placed in Kendra, the antar of the Trikona lords confer rajayoga. This is also true during the dasa of Trikona lord and antardasa of the nodes so placed in Kendra c. If the nodes are placed in auspicious houses, then their antardasas in the dasa of a yogakakara or during the antardasa of a yogakaraka in their (nodes) dasa, the results are extremely auspicious d. If the nodes are associated with the 8th / 12th house/ lords, then their dasa/ antardasa would be inauspicious 11. According to Phaladeepika, the dasa of a planet becomes inauspicious, if they fall in a particular sequence as mentioned below: a. Saturns dasa happens to be 4th dasa b. Marss dasa happens to be 5th dasa c. Jupiters dasa happens to be 6th dasa 12. Dasa of planets placed in the Rasi Sandhi/ Gandanta is terrible to the house lorded by the planet and the natural significations of the planet. The trouble would pass by in a malefic antar and would be lesser during the benefic antar. 13. The dasa of sixth, eighth or twelfth is troublesome. The trouble is lesser if the lord is well placed in exaltation, mulatrikona, own sign or friends sign and would be more if badly placed in its debilitation sign or enemys sign. 14. During the dasa of a planet, the native is endowed with the nature and complexion of the dasa lord. The fiery planets would give brilliance, the watery planet would make one emotional and compassionate, the earthy planets make one hard working and the air planet would make the person thoughtful and philosophical. Along with this, the native would partake the guna of the dasa lord. Thus during the Jupiter, Sun and Moons dasa the native becomes sattvik, during the dasa of Venus and Mercury, the native becomes Rajasik and during the dasa of Mars and Saturn, the native becomes tamasik. More effect of the guna of planets on the native can be learnt from BPHS and Saravali. 15. The result of a planet going towards its exaltation increases as the dasa progresses and similarly, the dasa of a planet diminishes with progress of the dasa, if the dasa lord is going towards its debilitation (one sign behind the sign of debilitation) 16. Malefics give their results of its placement in a rasi during the first third part, the results of its placement in a bhava in the middle third and the results of its aspect in the last third of the dasa. Similarly Benefics give their results of their bhava in the beginning third, the result of rasi in the middle third and the aspects in the last third of the dasa.

17. When the dasa and the antar-dasa lords are placed in the 6th/ 8th or 12th from each other, these shows enmity, physical troubles, troubles from unknown sources etc. If the antar lord is a friend to the dasa lord or the Lagna lord and well placed in the sign, then the trouble would be lessened. On the contrary, if the dasa- antar lords are badly placed and the antar lord is an enemy to the dasa lord and/ or the Lagna lord then the antar would be very troublesome. 18. During the dasa of a planet, the house where the antar lord is placed the results of that house would be specifically felt. For example, if someone is running the dasa- antar of SunMoon; and Moon is placed in the 5th house from the dasa lord, them the 5th house effect would be specifically experienced. The good or bad results to be experienced related to that bhava would be based on whether or not the dasa and antar lords are well placed. 19. If the dasa lord is capable of give both good and bad results (such as a planet becoming an yogakaraka as well as maraca at the same time) by the virtue of its placement and yoga, then the good results would be felt during the antar of planets beneficially disposed and the negative results would be felt during to the antar of negatively disposed planets. 20. During the dasa of a planet, whichever house it transits from the Lagna, the result of that particular house would be specifically felt during such transit. 21. The results of the dasa are modified based on the transit of the dasa lords in different signs. If the dasa lord goes to an enemys sign or the sign of debilitation or the s ign having lesser bindus (less than 4) in the dasa lords astakavarga, or the sign having lesser bindus in the sarva-astakavarga and in addition having transiting a malefic house (reckoned from Moon), then the effect would be extremely negative if the dasa is of an evil planet or if it is of an auspicious planet, then its auspiciousness would be greatly reduced. 22. On the contrary, if the dasa lord moves to its sign of exaltation/ mulatrikona/ own/ friends sign and / or in a sign with high astakavarga in the dasa lords astakavarga, then the effect of the dasa during that time would be extremely good, if the dasa is of an auspicious planet or lesser troublesome, if the dasa is an evil dasa. 23. The effect of the dasa planet can be seen in different areas of life from the Divisional charts related to that particular area of life. To understand this, one needs to study the divisional charts and then intelligently apply the dasa rules in those charts. 24. In the mahadasa of a planet, the antar would be good if: a. The antar lord is a friend to the dasa lord b. The antar lord is a friend to the lagna lord c. The antar lord is well placed as reckoned from the dasa lord

d. The antar lord is related to the dasa lord e. The antar lord is well placed as reckoned from the Moon. 25. The dasa of the 2nd and 7th lord from a bhava becomes the marakesh dasa for that bhava. If these planets are weak and afflicted then it would surely cause trouble to the significations of the bhava under consideration. 26. Similarly during the dasa of the 12th lord from a bhava, the native suffers losses related the bhava under consideration 27. During the dasa of the 8th lord from a bhava, the relations ruled by the concerned bhava suffers ill health, if the said planet is weakly placed and/ or afflicted. Friday, September 17, 2004

Dasa Mahavidya Yantras


I made these yantras of Dasa Mahavidyas or the ten great knowledges, long back. I am sharing this for those who are interested. The dasa mahavidyas are signified by the 9 planets and the Lagna, which are also given below.

Matangi (Sun)

Bhubaneswari (Moon)

Bagalamukhi (Mars)

Tripura Sundari (Mercury)

Tara (Jupiter)

Kamalatmika (Venus)

Kali (Saturn)

Friday, September 17, 2004

Kundalini Chakras
I am giving here the diagram of kundalini chakras which I made sometime back. Sahasrara Chakra

Agna Chakra

Vishuddha Chakra

Anahata Chakra

Manipura Chakra

Svadhisthana Chakra

Muladhara Chakra

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Friday, September 17, 2004

Sri Yantra

I am giving here the diagram of the Sri Yantra. This diagram is extemely difficult to make, unless we have the understanding of the ways it can be made. The presence of this diagram from very ancient time, make the scientist speculate that the mathematics was highly advanced in ancient India, without which this yantra is nearly impossible to make.

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Sunday, September 19, 2004

Lagna Bhava I: Lagna lord in different houses


Lagna represents the ideals of the native and his intelligence. Wherever the Lagna lord is placed, the natives ideals and intelligence is focused on that area of life, represented by the concerned house.

These results will also apply to the Lord of the constellation and sign occupied by the Lord of the ascendant. Matters concerning the mind (e.g. intelligence, enemies, fortunes etc) shall be more evident from the Lord of the Constellation whereas those concerning the physical body shall be seen from the Lord of the sign.
1. Lagna lord in Lagna: If the Lagna Lord is in Lagna itself, the native will be endowed with physical happiness (deha sukha) and prowess (bhuja vikrami). He will be intelligent (manasvi), fickleminded (chanchala), will have two wives (dvibharya) and will unite with other females (parago).
The Lagna is the place of ideals, intelligence, vitality etc. Whenever the Lagna lord is placed in the Lagna, the native is endowed with high energy, vitality, good health and strong ideals. They are also intelligent as they the lord of intelligence is placed in the house of intelligence. They are always in pursuit of realizing their ideals and lead a principled life. Usually they are not seemed to compromise with their principles and hence they are very difficult to convince on ideas alien to their own. Maharishis proposition on the presence of two wives may look somewhat odd. However this only shows that the native will have the vitality to have sexual relationships with many females. However, it can not be implied that the native would have low sexual morals or infidelity. Though this proposition was valid in ancient times, where multiple wives were allowed in the society, in modern times, this is valid only in cultured, where multiple marriages are still allowed. Lagna lord behaves like both Sun and the Moon and while the Lagna lord placed in the Lagna, it carries the effect of the Sun and the Moon on the Lagna. Thus it gives, intelligence and vitality as represented by Sun, however also Moodiness and fickle mindedness as

represented by the Moons influence on the Lagna. In addition, Moon influence on the Lagna also gives the urge to have sex with multiple partners. Thus, for the significance of the multiple sexual partners to be valid, Moon should also be strong and influence the Lagna. This indication is strengthened if Mars is influenced by Venus or Mercury is under the influence by Moon. Here, influence means aspect, conjunction or placement in Trine. Since Lagna also represents the body of the native, the intelligence of the person is focused in maintaining the body and they are constantly in effort to keep their body fit and beautiful. They spend a lord money in procuring the materials which would make their body fit and presentable.

2. Lagna lord in Second house: If the Lagna Lord is in second houses, the native will be gainful (labhavan), scholar (pundit), happy (sukhi), good natured (sushila), be religious (dharmavi), honourable (maani) and will have many wives.
For such natives, the intelligence and ideals are focused in the 2nd house of family, wealth and food. This makes them always in pursuit of accumulating more and more money and increasing their bank balance. The like good food and can also make connoisseur of food or good chef. 2nd house being the house of speech and also resided by goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and wisdom, when the Lagna lord is placed in the 2nd house, he is blessed by Goddess Lakshmi. This makes the person learned and wise. While seen in the context of the 5th house, the house of knowledge, 2nd is placed in the 11th from it. Hence, it shows gain of objective of knowledge or applying the knowledge in real life, since 11th house rules gain of objectives. Second house is also the house of family. The presence of the Lagna lord in the 2nd house makes the native is committed towards the family. The commitment can also be extended to the family outside his immediate family, all the relations, and his community in whole. The native shall constantly try to fulfil the requirement of his family or the community. This also makes the native respectable in the eye of the family and the community and honourable too. Along with the 9th house, the 2nd house is also the house of Vishnu, since 2nd house is the house of sustenance and Vishnu is the sustainer. Vishnu gives the dharmic ideals to the person and takes him on the path of dharma as mentioned in Srimad Bhagavat Gita. Placement of the Lagna lord in the 2nd house thus makes the person inclined towards

dharma and dharmic activities. However for this indication to fully manifest, the karaka for dharma, Sun should also be well placed in the horoscope and preferably influence the houses of dharma. Second house is the 8th house from the 7th house and thus rules the 2nd marriage. When the lagna lord is placed in the 2nd house, the native craves for relationship beyond the marital relationship. The native is highly passionate and provided the planets which can give passion (Venus- Mars or Mercury- Moon) are also under picture, the native shall have relationships outside the social boundaries. This also means that the native have multiple marriages with the break of former marriage concludes into latter marriages. This indication however comes true, only if the 8th house is afflicted (malefics in 8th and/or 8th lord weak and afflicted). Since Lagna lord also brings the influence of Moon on the 2nd house while placed there, the natives sometimes find their wealth fluctuating, since Moon shows fluctuations to the indications where it is placed.

3. Lagna lord in Third house: If Lagna Lord is in Sahaja Sthana, the native is courageous like a Lion (Simha tulya parakrami), endowed with all kinds of material luxury (sarva sampad yuto), honourable (maani), have two wives (dvi-bharya), be intelligent (matimaan) and happy (sukhi).
Third house is the house of valour, younger siblings, communication and sexual morality. When the Lagna lord is placed in the third house the ideals and intelligence (Lagna) is focused on the matters of third house. The symbol of Lion in the matter of courage shows that while the natives of this combination are valorous, they are principled in the matter of courage and will only show the courage at the time of need, like a Lion. However, they are calm and composed at other times and well behaved too. This is similar to the behaviour of Lion, when it is not on its hunting spree. In addition, when the Lion has quenched its hunger, it does not long for its hunt any more and generously leave the remains for the lesser predators. This indicate that native with this combination shall be generous while courageous and shall not display their courage every now and then. This indication is stronger if Lagna lord is a malefic and/or the 3rd house is aspected by malefics and/or the karaka for valour Mars is well placed. The Karakas aspect on the house enhances the significations of the house, related to that Karaka. Thus while the Lagna lord is placed in the Lagna, Mars also aspects or placed in the 3rd house, the native is extremely courageous. How he displays his power in this world is a different matter however, which needs to be seen from the 3rd or 6th from the Arudha Lagna.

In the real life the quality of courage translates into risk taking behaviour. Hence when the Lagna lord is placed in the 3rd house, such people become high risk taker. Because they are not afraid of anything, they more than often take initiative in whatever comes their way. This makes them a natural leader and respected by their peers. However, as mentioned before this, influence to be strong on the native, the karaka Mars should be well placed and/ or influence the 3rd house. The third house is also given the name of Upachaya, which represents growth. When the Lagna lord is placed in the Upachaya, the native like to gain from the environment surrounding them and they are in the pursuit of procuring all the materials of comfort. The important necessities of growth are Intelligence and effort. Among the four upachayas, namely 3/6/10/11, the 3rd and 6th house shows the intelligence required for the growth (from Lagna it is the growth of self) while the 10th and the 11th shows the efforts. Thus, if the Lagna lord is placed in the 3rd house or 6th house, the natives are intelligent and also called Dhi-Mantah. To illustrate this, Maharishi says that the natives with the Lagna lord placed in the 3rd house are Mati-maan (Mati means intelligence and Maan means endowed with). Along with this Maharishi used the term Sukhi or happiness. This is a continuous endeavour of human to attain happiness in their life. Thus a person having the mentioned combination would take any kind of risk to attain the matters of comfort and having a happy life. The key thing here to be noted is that the native would rarely dependent on others to attain the comforts and shall use their intelligence instead. Third house is also the house which governs the attitude towards sexual relationships and the sexual morals. Many say that this is also the house of Copulation. The placement of the Lagna lord in the 3rd house also draws the native towards these indications and hence the native becomes passionate. They crave to have sexual relationships with many, however, whether this shall be predominant in the nature of the native can only be seen from the combinations supporting or opposing it. While the combinations Venus- Mars or MoonMercury gives high sexual passion, Ketu helps in curbing the same. All the influences needed to be taken before pronouncing the result. This is why Maharishi says that the native with the Lagna lord in the 3rd house have two wives. Sunday, September 19, 2004

Pointers to Mantra Bhava


1. Jupiter is the karaka for the mantra bhava. Ninth from the Jupiter brings Guru in the ones life. The Guru in ones life is represented by the chara bhratrkaraka. What way the native associates with the guru can be seen from the chara bhratrkaraka in the rasi chart.

2. When benefics are placed in the fifth house the person is wise and principled. He is inclined towards Japa or Meditation and is spiritual and well behaved. 3. A strong fifth lord in conjunction with Jupiter or Mercury placed in a trine or a Kendra endows the native with Intelligence or wisdom.Mercury or Jupiters association with fifth house makes a person a scholar and an author. 4. Preponderance of masculinity on fifth house or lord gives the desire to worship a male deity. The masculinity can be indicated by 1) Odd sign and 2) Male planet (Sun, Mars and Jupiter). 5. Association (conjunction, aspect, exchange) of malefic planets (Saturn, Mars and Rahu) the malefic is pulled towards kshudra devata, spirits and departed souls. However, if there are influences of benefics (Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Moon and also Sun) on the fifth house/ lord, the native likes to worship Sattvik devatas and has a nature that of a sadhu. 6. When the lord of the fourth house is in fifth, the native would be a devotee of Vishnu (Jataka Parijata, JT, BPHS). 7. When the fifth lord is associated with Mercury, the native worships Mahavishnu. 8. When the twelfth lord in second or eighth house and is related to fifth lord then the native is devoted towards Sattvik deities. 9. When the fifth lord is in Leo and aspected by Sun, then the native will meditate upon Panchakshari mantra and attain blessings of Shiva (Suka Nadi). 10. If Moon is in fifth house and fifth lord is with Mars, the native worships Kartikeya. 11. If Jupiter is in fifth house and the fifth lord is in Virgo, the native becomes a worshipper of mata Gouri. 12. When the fifth lord is placed in the seventh house, the native becomes arva dharma samanvita and respects all religion. 13. When the eleventh lord is in fifth house, the native is religious. 14. When the twelfth lord is in fifth native visit shrines to get a child.

15. The deities governed by different planets are Sun- Shiva; Moon- Gouri; Mars- Skanda; Mercury- Vishnu; Jupiter- Sadashiva, Mahavishnu; Venus- Lakshmi; Saturn- Narayana; Rahu- Durga; Ketu- Ganesha. If there are influences of these planets on the 5th house or the fifth lord, then the native would be attracted towards worship of the deity signified by different planets. Sunday, September 19, 2004 INTRODUCTION Maharishi Parashara in BPHS discussed about some special lagnas such as Hora Lagna (HL) and Ghatika Lagna (GL) and said that matters related to financial prosperity and power/ status need to be respectively judged from these special lagnas. Whichever a planet comes into contact with these special lagnas, it becomes specifically capable to bestow prosperity on the native. The effect of the yogada can be felt during their vimshottari dasa, in the antar of another auspicious planet, related to the yogada. It is useful to find the intensity of the results, the yogadas can give. The following section gives different level of yoga giver, whereby the ones mentioned later become progressively stronger to bestow yoga on the native.

Yogada: The yoga givers

KARTA: If any planet becomes the lord of/ placed with/ aspects the Lagna, Hora Lagna or Ghatika Lagna, then he becomes karta. Karta means the doer and thus, such planet can become the doer of different actions in the native's life to bring material benefits to the native related to the area implied by the associaton. If the association is with the Lagna, then there is self development, if Hora Lagna, then improvement in financial prospects and if the association is with the Ghatika Lagna, then there is improvement in power, authority and status of the native.

KEVALA: Kevala means the exclusive one. If the subhapati (Moon sign lord) becomes the Karta, then he takes up the role of a Kevala and gives great material prospects. This is because, the subhapati has the responsibility to provide the materials for sustenance in this world and as it becomes Karta, its ability to bestow material gains increases substantially.

YOGADA: If any planet simultaneously aspects, conjoin, owns the Lagna and Hora Lagna/ Ghatika Lagna, he becomes Yogada. Alongwith the ownership of the signs of Lagna/ HL/ GL, ownership of 7th from these signs can also be considered. Yogada is comprised of Yoga and Da, which means material prospects (yoga) giver (da). The association with HL bestow financial gains and hence such yogada is known as Dhana yogada and association with GL gives power and status and hence such yogada is knows as Raja yogada.

KEVALA YOGADA: If the subhapati (Moon sign lord) becomes a yogada, he is specifically equipped to give financial gains or status and hence known as Kevala Yogada (exclusive giver of prosperity).

MAHA YOGADA: If a planet simultaneously aspects, placed in or own Lagna, HL and GL (or seventh from them), then he becomes Mahayogada. The Mahayogada in its dasa bestow excellent prosperity in the antarof an auspicious planet (related to the yogada by aspect, conjunction or exchange).

KEVALA MAHA YOGADA: This planet has the highest capacity to bestow prosperity to a native. During the dasa of such planet, the person can rise from riches even from rags. Whenever the subhapati becomes the mahayogada, it is called the kevala mahayogada Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Natural Years of Fructification of Yogas


It is normally observed that at many times, different yogas happening in a horoscope doesnot manifest during the vimshottari dasa of the planet. This is because, the dasa's require right environment to manifest its effect. This is why, one must look at in which house the yogas are happening, which would give the clue to when the environment would be right for the dasa to manifest. In this regard, Maharishi Jaimini suggests in the Jaimini Sutras that yogas forming in the houses 2nd and 4th shall fructify early in life and that of 1st, 7th and 9th shall fructify late. Though he has not mentioned about other houses, we can extend this principle to others houses too. This knowledge is from the tradition of SJC and given to me by my honourable Guru. We have to do two way counting to arrive at the houses covered based on the satyapeetha principle (1st and 7th houses). Thus if yoga occurring in the 2nd and 4th is likely to fructify in the beginning, counting 7th from them we arrive at 8th and 10th, which shall also fall in this category. Now the late fructifying houses are 1st and 9th and counting 7th from them, we have 7th and 3rd. Thus yogas happening in the houses 1/3/7/9 shall fructify in the last part of life. The remaining houses are 5th, 6th and 7th from it, where if any yoga happen shall fructify in the middle part. So the sequences of fructification of houses are: Early : 2/ 4/ 8/ 10

Middle: 5/ 6/ 11/ 12 Late : 1/ 7/ 9/ 3 However, this is not the exact sequence of fructification as we still do not know in the early part, who among 2/4/8/10 shall come first. To arrive at the final sequence we have to understand two concepts. 1. Manduka Gati: Manduka or frog is indicated by Rahu and the movement it shows is in Jumps to the alternate houses. This particular movement is applicable while arriving at the sequence of fructification of different houses in a person's life. Now why are we interested in this manduka gati, ruled by Rahu. This is because, this particular fructification shall show the nature of the environment/ situations at different times that you shall be placed in and the experiences that you shall be undergoing in those environment. Now the question is why do we have to go to certain experiences? This is because; we have to pay for whatever we have done in the past births. If this is so, Rahu is the planet who makes us take this birth and bind us in this bondage and hence Rahu rules the root of this movement. 2. Movement towards the Lagna: This is the goal of all human birth to reach the stage of self-actualisation or nirvana. This goal is represented by the Lagna, which is the predominant satya peetha. So the jump shall always be directed towards the Lagna and if not possible due to some constraints, the jump shall happen to the 7th house from the house of Jumping. This shall be more clear when we take of the exercise to finding the sequence of Jumps. _______________________________________ Let's start the exercise now: The first experience begins from the childhood and care of Mother. This is ruled by the 4th house. 4th house is also the house of creation as it is mother who can only create or give birth. So lets start with 4th house.

4Jumping 3 houses (alternate house), towards the lagna, we arrive at the 2nd house, so the sequence becomes:

4-2Now while we jump the alternate house towards Lagna, we see that, this is not possible as

then we have to jump over the Lagna, which is not allowed. So we got to Jump to the 7th from the sign which happens to be the 8th house. Lets add 8th house to the sequence now:

4-2-8From 8th house, either we can jump to 6th or 10th. But 10th being near the Lagna we got to Jump to the 10th house and now the sequence becomes:

4-2-8-10
From 10th we got to Jump to 12th as that the only house left for Jumping as 8th is already gone. Adding 12th to the sequence we have:

4-2-8-10-12From 12th, if we try jumping alternate houses, we have to Jump over the Lagna, which is not allowed and hence we have to Jump to the 7th from 12th, which happens to be 6th. Adding 6th to the sequence we have:

4-2-8-10-12-6From 6th we can either Jump to 4th or 8th, however we can't as they are already gone. Now, neither can we Jump alternate house nor the 7th house from 6th and we are stuck. What can we do now. Hmm. The frog has to crawl now. It can either crawl to the previous sign 5th or to the next sign 7th. 5th being closer to Lagna, it Jumps to 5th. Adding 5th to the sequence we have:

4-2-8-10-12-6-5From 5th, the jump can happen to the 3rd or the 7th. Neither of this can happen as then the Jump has to happen over 4th or 6th, both of them are occupied and they would not let the frog Jump over their houses. Now what does the frog do? It would Jump to the 7th from it, i.e., to the 11th house. So the sequence becomes:

4-2-8-10-12-6-5-11From 11th, the Frog moves to the Lagna as that is the most logical thing it can do. :-). The sequence is now:

4-2-8-10-12-6-5-11-1From Lagna the frog can either move to 12th or 3rd. This is not possible as 12th is already taken and the 3rd is not allowed as 2nd would not allow jumping over it as it is already taken. So the frog moves to the 7th house. The sequence becomes:

4-2-8-10-12-6-5-11-1-7From 7th, the frog can either Jump to 9th or 5th. 5th is not allowed, and 8th would not allow to Jump over it as it is already taken. It cannot crawl too as 6th and 8th both taken. Hence now the frog has to force to 9th house through 8th. What persuasion the frog did to the 8th house to let it though? I don't know this!. Whatever it is lets added 9th to the sequence:

4-2-8-10-12-6-5-11-1-7-9Now only house left is 7th from 9th, i.e., 3rd. The frog happily jumps on that to end it jumping sequence. Maharishi Jaimini suggests 3rd also to be house of end being 8th from 8th house. I am not going to explaining the significance of 3rd in ending the sequence now. However, lets add 3rd to the sequence and end the Jumping exercise session.

4-2-8-10-12-6-5-11-1-7-9-3
The above sequence show in what sequence different houses fructify in someone's life. If one of the houses contains a rajayoga, it shall fructify during the appropriate age of the person concerned. This can also be called the Naisargik Rasi Dasa as this shows the natural period of fructification of houses. Now what should be the difference between the Naisargika Graha Dasa or Naisargika Rasi Dasa. With some thinking one would realise that Graha shows animate beings and Rasi shows the field of action for the animate beings. We all know that during the dasa of a planet we all partake the qualities of the graha. Thus the Naisargika Graha Dasa shall show what "We are" during their natural period, whereas the Naisargika Rasi Dasa shall show what we get during their natural period. A person can be in Penury or Riches; be diseased or healthy etc, based on what he gets from this world; however, how he acts is based on what he is during that time.

Fixing the age of fructification:


Given the sequence of Fructification of houses, can we fix the age of fructification of a particular yoga. There are some cues and we have to take their support while attempting

answering this question. 1. The natural purnaayu is 108 years in the rasi dasas such as Shoola Dasa. Distributing this over 12 houses the aayu governed by each house becomes 9 years. The Purnaayu is divided into three khandas, (0-36) as alpaayu, (36-72) as Madhyaayu and (72-108) as Purnaayu. Each Khanda is again divided into three kakshya each namely short, middle or long. While computing the Longivity based on the three pairs, we can determine the aayu of the native is in which Khanda and which Kakshya. 2. If the Aayu of the native is in the Short "Kakshya", the age of the signs would be movable -7, Fixed - 8, Dual - 9 as in Sthira Dasa. If the aayu of the native falls in the Middle Kakshya, the age denoted by the signs shall be 9 years each, as in Shoola Dasa. If the aayu of the native falls in the Long Kakshya, the age denoted by the signs shall be 10 years, which adds up to be the longest most aayu in this kali yoga, i.e., 120 years. 3. For all normal purpose, we can take the age denoted by a sign to be 9 years. Thus is a rajayoga happen in the 7th house it shall fructify between 81 to 90 years of age. 4. There could be other rules which I am not aware yet. Probably Pt. Rath can say something more on this.

Illustration:
To Illustrate this, lets take my own example:

Poddar, Sarajit

Natal Chart Date: August 25, 1974 Time: 14:32:44 Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT) Longitude: 85 E 17' 00" Latitude: 23 N 40' 00" Early Childhood (0-9 years) This is indicated by the 4th house. 4th house is ruled by Jupiter and aspected by Saturn from 7th, Gulika and Mandi from the Lagna. The lord Jupiter is placed in Marana Avastha. This shows that the house is not so well placed. The trend of this period can be found by dividing the period into three parts. Please refer to the note on the same end of this mail. Pisces is an Ubhayodaya sign and hence the result of the sign shall predominate during the middle part of the dasa i.e., 3-6 years. The first part shall be governed by the planet who is more benefic between lord and the planets conjoining/ aspecting. Decidingly Jupiter stands out. Hence Jupiter's effect shall be seen during the first 0-3 years and Saturn/ Gk/Md result would be seen during the last 1/3rd i.e., 6-9 years. Now, between 0-3 years of my age, I got sever bouts of Balarista, Twice I returned from the clutch of death during that time. Both the time, many thought I was dead as I turned blue, one due to chocking of my wind pipe and very high fever. Marana Avastha of Jupiter did show its effect. Between 3-6 years, I remember asking my parents very high philosophical questions such as why I am born, what my purpose in life is and why not I become a Sanyasi. At least during that time onwards my parents were very watchful on my actions and movements. The philosophical and sign of eternal knowledge Pisces showed its effect. Between 6-9 years, my asthma started picking up and I got severely ill day by day. Note that Saturn is placed in the 3rd from AL in a airy sign, showed its effect while aspecting the 4th house. Gulika's and Mandi's aspect also showed it color. The illness was very acute and chronic. This way you can find the years of happening of different events in one's life.

Conclusion
From the analysis and illustration we can see that, the age when the yogas would fructify in someones' life, whether good or bad is dependent on the house where the yogas are happening. The natural years of fructification of each house is as follows:

4 : 00- 09 years 2 : 09- 18 years 8 : 18- 27 years 10: 27- 36 years 12: 36- 45 years 6 : 45- 54 years 5 : 54- 63 years 11: 63- 72 years 1 : 72- 81 years 7 : 81- 90 years 9 : 90- 99 years 3 : 99- 108 years

Trend of Rasi Dasa


The trend of any Rasi dasa can be judged by dividing the dasa period into three parts. These parts would focus on the results indicated bya. The sign/ House b. The lord c. Occupation and Aspect on that sign Based on rising of the signs and beneficence/ maleficence of the planets involved the results shall occur in certain segments 1. Rising of the Signs: There are three ways in which a sign can rise: a. Sirsodaya: Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius. b. Pristodaya: Taurus, Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn. c. Ubhayodaya: Pisces Sirsodaya signs give results in the early part of the dasa, Pristodaya signs give results during the last part of the dasa, whereas the Ubhayodaya signs give results during the middle part of the dasa.

2. Benefic/ Malefic Nature of the lord/ aspects/ conjunctions Jyotish shastras have said unanimously that the benefic results of the dasa shall be felt during the early part and the malefic results will be felt in the latter part. In the remaining two part of the dasa, benefic results will be given in the early part. Thus the results will be given by the lord or aspect/ conjunction, depending on who is the most be Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Analysing Tithi Pravesh Chakra I


Tithi pravesh chakra is one of the cornerstone of vedic astrology and was hidden in tradition of SJC until, the knowledge was given out by Pt. Sanjay Rath. Vedic astrology widely uses the solar return chart or the surya varsha pravesh chakra to predict the event of a year and this is widely known as Varshaphala. However, from time immemorial the scholars and pundits of India used the Tithi based calendar to reckon time, since the time needs to be reckoned from both the lumeneries, as they represent two different aspects of our self. Thus, the start of a year needs to be reckoned from the time when the exact portion of tithi commence again after a full cycle of Sun in the zodiac. Since the Moon phase calendar or the tithi calendar is synchronised with Sun, we need to see the tithi when the Sun returns back to the same sign after an year and the exact amount of the birth tithi has elapsed. When the event happen, that commences a new year in the life of native and the horoscope drawn for that moment can show the events of the year. However, the tithi pravesh chart can not be read independently from the natal chart, since the natal horoscope has an overriding influence over the native. This article shows how to analyse the tithi pravesh chart, while simultaneously taking the natal chart into consideration.

1. Weekday: Take the weekday running at the commencement of the tithi new year. This becomes the lord of the year and has the most predominating influence on the native. Here the day needs to be reckoned from Sunrise to next sunrise and thus, somebody who is born after 00:00 hrs need to be considered to be born in the previous day. Only when the birth is after Sunrise, the weekday becomes the current weekday. Thus there can be minor discrepancy between the weekday as reckoned as per the english calendar and the one reckoned as per the hindu calendar.

If this planet happens to be a functional benefic for the natal lagna and placed favourably in the horoscope, then the year would be favourable, otherwise unfavourable. The intensity of the results can be seen from how well the planet is placed in the natal horscope, what are the yogas the planet is involved in etc. The year lord shall activate all the yogas and results related to it in the natal horoscope during that year. This is based on the principle that whenever a planet is strong to give results, it will give the results of its ownership, placement and yogas in the natal horoscope:

2. Lagna: The lagna is the key which chanalises the energies of the natal horoscope to the Tithi pravesh chakra.

Thus, if the tithi pravesh lagna is placed in Kendra to Natal lagna, it will bring happiness; in trikona it will bring prosperity and if placed in dusthana or badhakasthana, it will bring troubles and ostabcles.

The lagna lord in the tithi pravesh chakra needs to be studied for success or failure in different endeavours in the year.

3. Hora: The hora lord at the commencement of the tithi new year set the focus of the events that are going to happen in that year. The events can be seen from the ownership, placement and yogas the hora lord is involved in the tithi pravesh chakra.

This is the most important factor of the three and the strengths, placement or ownership and the yogas it is involved in will have tremendous impact on the main events of the year. If it is badly placed or afflicted, then the events can leave us with some bad experiences.

The influence on the hora lord can be seen from the different divisional charts to find the exact nature of events likely to take place in different area of life represented by the divisional chart.

The principle of the Year lord, Lagna, Lagna lord and hora lord can be applied to any other pravesh chakra such as masa pravesh chakra or dina pravesh chakra. Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Analysing Tithi Pravesh Chakra I


Tithi pravesh chakra is one of the cornerstone of vedic astrology and was hidden in tradition of SJC until, the knowledge was given out by Pt. Sanjay Rath. Vedic astrology widely uses the solar return chart or the surya varsha pravesh chakra to predict the event of a year and this is widely known as Varshaphala. However, from time immemorial the scholars and pundits of India used the Tithi based calendar to reckon time, since the time needs to be reckoned from both the lumeneries, as they represent two different aspects of our self. Thus, the start of a year needs to be reckoned from the time when the exact portion of tithi commence again after a full cycle of Sun in the zodiac. Since the Moon phase calendar or the tithi calendar is synchronised with Sun, we need to see the tithi when the Sun returns back to the same sign after an year and the exact amount of the birth tithi has elapsed.

When the event happen, that commences a new year in the life of native and the horoscope drawn for that moment can show the events of the year. However, the tithi pravesh chart can not be read independently from the natal chart, since the natal horoscope has an overriding influence over the native. This article shows how to analyse the tithi pravesh chart, while simultaneously taking the natal chart into consideration.

1. Weekday: Take the weekday running at the commencement of the tithi new year. This becomes the lord of the year and has the most predominating influence on the native. Here the day needs to be reckoned from Sunrise to next sunrise and thus, somebody who is born after 00:00 hrs need to be considered to be born in the previous day. Only when the birth is after Sunrise, the weekday becomes the current weekday. Thus there can be minor discrepancy between the weekday as reckoned as per the english calendar and the one reckoned as per the hindu calendar.

If this planet happens to be a functional benefic for the natal lagna and placed favourably in the horoscope, then the year would be favourable, otherwise unfavourable. The intensity of the results can be seen from how well the planet is placed in the natal horscope, what are the yogas the planet is involved in etc. The year lord shall activate all the yogas and results related to it in the natal horoscope during that year. This is based on the principle that whenever a planet is strong to give results, it will give the results of its ownership, placement and yogas in the natal horoscope:

2. Lagna: The lagna is the key which chanalises the energies of the natal horoscope to the Tithi pravesh chakra.

Thus, if the tithi pravesh lagna is placed in Kendra to Natal lagna, it will bring happiness; in trikona it will bring prosperity and if placed in dusthana or badhakasthana, it will bring troubles and ostabcles.

The lagna lord in the tithi pravesh chakra needs to be studied for success or failure in different endeavours in the year.

3. Hora: The hora lord at the commencement of the tithi new year set the focus of the events that are going to happen in that year. The events can be seen from the ownership, placement and yogas the hora lord is involved in the tithi pravesh chakra.

This is the most important factor of the three and the strengths, placement or ownership

and the yogas it is involved in will have tremendous impact on the main events of the year. If it is badly placed or afflicted, then the events can leave us with some bad experiences.

The influence on the hora lord can be seen from the different divisional charts to find the exact nature of events likely to take place in different area of life represented by the divisional chart.

The principle of the Year lord, Lagna, Lagna lord and hora lord can be applied to any other pravesh chakra such as masa pravesh chakra or dina pravesh chakra. Friday, September 24, 2004

Gandanta: The Junction of Fire & Water


INTRODUCTION The birth during Moon's transit at some specific positions in the zodiac is considered as extremely inauspicious. Gandanta positions are one of those inauspicious positions among others such as usna ghatikas, visha ghatikas etc. The person born under gandanta suffers numerous miseries in life and based on the exact nature of the gandandta even the parents and other relations can be severly affected. To alleviate the troubles from the Gandanta birth, it is advised to do shanti puja for birth during this time.

Gandanta is comprised of two terms Ganda and Anta, where Ganda means "a node" and anta means "the end". The whole zodiac is visioned to have three nodes at zero degree Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, which are also called the brahma randhra (eye of Brahma, the creator) or Vishnu Nabhi (the navel of Vishnu, showing the beginning of creation). To understand why Gandanta is known to be inauspicious, we need to understand the creation process. The creation process is cyclical, which starts with the emergence of creation impetus and ends with dissolution of the whole creation to nothing-ness. This cycle can be mapped to the four elements of nature in the oder of Fire, Earth, Air and Water and the whole process of creation and dissolution happen under the ambit of the Ethery element. In the zodiac the whole creation process repeats thrice from the beginning of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, the three fiery signs. While mapping the creation process with the nakshatra scheme of zodiac reckoning, the three cycles start from Aswini, Magha and Moola. However, before the creation starts the end of the watery signs namly, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, shows the dissolution of the creation. Thus the beginning of the mentioned three fiery signs shows transition from the dissolution phase to creation phase and hence they represent as three nodes in the zodiac, each starting its own process of creation. Hence the person born near to these nodes are caught in the process of transition from destruction of old creation and start of new creation and hence suffer the burnt of it. Like the start of creation is shown by the beginning of Aswini, Magha and Moola, the end of destruction is represented by Ashlesha, Jyeshtha and Revati, which falls in the ending part of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Thus the gandanta nakshatras are these six nakshatras with the 4th pada of last nakstras of watery signs and 1st pada of first nakstras in the fiery signs. They are the 4th pada

of Revati (Pisces), Ashlesha (Cancer), Jyestha (Scorpio) and the 1st pada of Ashwini (Aries), Magha (Leo) and Moola (Sagittarius).

Thus the gandanta happens whenever there is a transition from watery element to fiery element. Anyone born during such transition has to suffer the trouble due to this transition and suitable remedy is required to alleviate the troubles.

NAKSHATRA GANDANTA Moons motion in one Nakshatra is supposed to be 60 ghatikas and hence the duration of the Nakshatra which is affected by the Gandanta dosa is measured in terms of the Ghatikas. For the first constellations of fiery signs, the first three Ghatika and the last five Ghatikas before the end of the last constellation of watery signs are the precise duration of Gandanta. Since the arc duration of one Nakshatra is 13d 20m or 800 min, which is equivalent to 60 ghatikas of time, 3 ghatikas would be equivalent to 40 arc mins and 5 ghatikas would be equal to 66.67 arc mins. Thus while reckoning the gandanta in terms of the arc of the zodiac, we must take last 66.67 arc min of the last Nakshatra of the watery signs and the first 40 arc mins of Classification of Gandanta Classification 1: If birth is in the daytime, it is called Pitri (father) Gandanta while a night birth during Gandanta is called Matri (mother) Gandanta. Classification 2: Birth in Revati (Pisces) Aswini (Aries) junction is called Swa (self) -Gandanta Birth in Aslesha (Cancer) Magha (Leo) junction is called Matri (mother) Gandanta Birth in Jyestha (Scorpio) Moola (Sagittarius) junction is called Pitri (father) Gandanta. Abhukta Gandanta Narada Muni has stated that of these six constellations, the Abhukta Moola Gandanta comprises the last two Ghatika of Jyestha and first two Ghatika of Moola constellation. He adds that such a child should be abandoned (or given away) or any form of hope from him should not be made. Since this is the pitri gandanta, if the child survives, father should not see his face for 8 years after birth. Other authorities indicate 27 days for this abstraction of father from seeing the face of the child, which seems more practical in todays context. Thereafter suitable remedial measures should be performed. Moola-Nivasa (Residence of Moola) 1. In the Vedic months of Margasirsa, Phalgun, Vaisakha and Jyestha the residence of Moola is in Patala Loka (the hell).

2. In Sravana, Kartika, Chaitra and Pausa the residence of Moola is in Martya Loka (the realm of Dead). 3. In the four Vedic months of Ashada, Aswina, Bhadra and Magha, the residence of Moola is in Swarga Loka (the Heavens).

If birth is in Gandanta and the residence of Moola is in the realm of the dead (Martya Loka) then great evil is indicated. The evil is lesser for the other Loka. Movable, Fixed and Dual signs as the (Lagna) are said to give Moola residence of Swarga, Patala and Martya loka respectively. Thus, if someone is born with dual sign as Lagna which Moon in the last quarter of Jyestha or first quarter of Moola, then great evil falls on the native.

Ganda Phala: (Results of birth in Gandanta). Lagna being the governor of intelligence and the Moon, the governor of physical body, Lagna Gandanta results in the loss of intelligence while Rasi Gandanta results in premature death or loss of longevity. Remedies (from Vedic Remedies in Astrology by Pt. Rath) The remedy lies in worshipping the Lord of the Lagna/ Moon constellation depending on whether it is Lagna or Rasi gandanta. This deity becomes the Devata who can break the weakness due to Gandanta. Since the affliction comes from an adjoining sign, the lord of the nature of the sign becomes the Adhi Devata and the lord of the afflicting constellation becomes the Pratyadhi-Devata. For example, let us determine the deities for Jyestha Gandanta. The Lord of the Jyestha constellation is Indra. So, Indra is the Devata or Chief deity. Jyestha is in Scorpio and the junction affliction comes from the sign Sagittarius having the Moola constellation. Sagittarius is a fiery sign and the God of fire Agni is the Adhi-Devata. Moola is the afflicting constellation and the Lord of this constellation is Rakshas who is the Pratyadhi-Devata.

Nakshatra Deities

Abhijit Nakshatra: Abhijit nakshatra is called the intercalary(IC) nakshatra as it appear as a small (smaller duration as compared to normal duration of nakshatra 13d 20m) nakshatra between Uttarashadha and Sravana. The duration of Uttarashadha is divided into four parts and the first three padas are assigned to Uttarashadha, which makes the duration of Uttarashadha to be 10deg with each pada to be 2d 30m. The remaining one pada of Uttarashadha is assigned to Abhijit, the intercalary nakshatra. Similarly beginning 1/15th part of Sravana is given to Abhijit, making its total length to be 253.33 min, i.e., 4d 13m 20s. The remaining 14/15th part of Sravana is assigned to the four padas of Sravana, making the total duration of Sravana to be 12d 26m 40s

Element Detities

The ritual is normally performed in the Eastern or Northern part of the house depending on whether the Gandanta is in a fiery sign (East) or watery sign (North). The Kalasha (water pot) containing Panchagavya, Shastaushadhi and Ganga water is installed. The idol of the Devata is installed on another earthen pot adjoining the Kalasha or a gold coin can be used to represent the deity. Similarly, the Adhidevata and Pratyadhidevata are also installed and worshipped (For more details refer to BPHS). This is followed by a Yagya (Fire sacrifice) & Abhishek (Ritual bathing with Mritunjaya Mantra). The water from the two Kalash whould be poured on the head of the parents and the child. Donations, Dakshina and breaking of fast ends the ritual. Rudrabhishek as well as ceremonial bathing of the afflicted persons is necessary. For (1) day Ganda dosha father and child (2) Night birth Ganda dosha Mother & child and (3) Sandhya (Sunrise/ sunset) born Ganda dosha both father & mother and child are protected with Abhishek using four vessels of water etc and Sahasraksha Mantra. People who cannot afford these elaborate rituals should recite the Mahamritunjaya Mantra eight thousand times within 40 days starting from the 12th day from the birth of the child. It maybe noted that remedial measures cannot be performed for 11 days following birth.

Other results Besides what has already been stated, there are other methods of determining the results of gandanta. The number of the birth asterism (Janma Nakshtra) is multiplied by three (3). The numbers of birth tithi (as recknoed from Sukla Paksha prati pada) and the day of birth (as reckoned from Sunday) are added and the sum is divided by eight (8). The remainder indicates the Ganda Dosh (Error/Evil).

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Monday, October 04, 2004

Transit II: Transit from Arudha


The arudha shows the image of a person in this world. Though the true self is important for a person, the perception about him in this world is equally important as all the interaction with the external world is based on how the person is perceived by the world. Hence for analysing, how we are going to benefit or lose material with relations to the world, we need to consider the arudha lagna. The importance of Arudha Lagna is discussed by both Maharishi Parashara and Maharishi Jaimini in their immortal classics, however some other classics such as Deva Keralam mention about the importance of transits with respect to the arudha lagna too.

While we speak of arudha lagna, different other arudhas can be seen for the impact of transits on persons ruled by different arudhas and also different affairs ruled by them, which are as follows: A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10: A11: : : : Labhapada : : : : Darapada Mrtyupada Dharmapada Gain Rajyapada - Spouse : Dhanapada VikramapadaSukhapada Mantrapada Shatrupada Intiatives/ Happiness at Relationships Inherent Power, of Family risks home, Mantra and and properties initiation, Diseases, and business and and and elder and weaknesses position the younger and Money siblings mother Children enemies affairs longevity Father authority siblings

Religiosness objectives

A12: Upapada

The important planets to be seen for the transits are the slow moving planets Saturn, Rahu/ Ketu, Jupiter

and the faster moving planets Sun and Moon. Since the Karaka for the Arudha is Moon, Saturn tend to harm it and Jupiter/ Sun tend to fortify it, during their transits. Some guidelines to judge the transits of planets from the AL are given below. Intelligent jyotishas can extend this principles to other arudhas as well. Saturn: Transit of Saturn in the 1st, 4th, 8th & 10th houses from the arudha lagna goes by the name of Kantaka Sani (kantaka means thorne and the term imply that the person is hurt so much that he limps) and is considered to be extremely inauspicious for career and financial welbeing of a person. If it happens to be in bad position from the Lagna and the Moon as well, then the person passes through serious hard times. The transit in the 4th house is known as ardha-kantak (half-kantak) and lesser worse than other positions. The transit of Sasturn however in the 12th from the Arudha is supposed to give Raja-yoga and while transiting in the 3rd and 6th from the Arudha gives many benefits.

Jupiter: Jupiter is knows as the Jiva or the life-giver and controls the fruits of any effort. Thus whenever it transits over favoruable positons from a arudha, the person realises the fruits of all the struggle he has put at differet times. Thus the transit of Jupiter in quadrants from arudha lagna is considered a blessing. The Moon: The transit of Moon in the 5th, 9th and 12th from any arudha is considered to be extremely fruitful for that arudha. Thus for all major activities done by a person should be done during such time, when Moon transits favourable position from the Arudha Lagna. The worst position of Transit Moon is in the 8th from an Arudha, which is extremenly detrimental to the image of the person or related areas. The Sun: The transit of the Sun in the Trine to an Arudha energises the arudha and the person feels special focus regarding those area as governed by the arudhas. Thus at the time of death, Sun should be in the trine to the Mrityupada (A8), the arudha for longevity and death. If not death, such transit can give, near death experiences.

The Nodes: Rahu is the materialistic planet and hence confers material gains, whenever it transits in the trine to the Arudha Lagna, whereas since Ketu is the spiritual planet, it confers spiritual pursuits while it transits the trine to the Arudha Lagna. Similar results can be predicted when the nodes transit with respect to other arudhas. Thus when they transit with respect to the Dharmarudha (A9), similar things can be told about the father or father like persons. Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Marriage Compatibility
Introduction Marriage compatibility is an important contribution of Jyotish to the world as only it can foresee any problems in the married life of a couple and can precisely determine which area shall the problem root from. This is done with kuta matching as enumerated by Harihara in his immortal classic Prasna Marga. However, it is not possible to match all the kutas and

here we must appreciate that nothing in this world is perfect and we need to compromise at various places. Compromises may be made in various kutas, however it should not be made in the five important kutas namely vasya, mahendra, yoni, Janma Rasi and lord of the Janma Rasi. There are three more kutas, which are to be considered very important, viz., gana, dina and stree-deergha. Besides this the Brahmins should also consider Gotra Kuta.

There are two kinds of Kuta, one which contribute points towards the 36 point scheme and the other does not. The Kutas which contribute to the 36 point schemes are Nadi, Rasi, Gana, Graha Maitri, Yoni, Dina, Vasya and Varna in the decreasing order of importance, with nadi kuta contributing the maximum of 8 points and Varna Kuta contributing the minimum of 1. Even though these kutas can be used for getting a mathematical value of relative compatibility, what is more important is to understand the nature of compatibitlity. Thus, the kutas which do not contribute to the kutas need not be ignored and checked for various aspects of marital relationship.

Point based Kuta


The maximum point that can be attained in each of the kutas are mentioned against each of the kuta in brackets.

1. Nadi Kuta: (8)


Compatibility of physiological aspects Nadi means several things but in reference to astrology, it signifies pulse or nervous energy indicating the physiological and to a certain extent hereditary factors. The Hindu medical works enumerate three Nadis or humours, viz., Vatha (wind), Pitha (bile) and Sleshma (phlegm). A boy with a predominantly windy or phlegmatic or bilious constitution should not marry a girl of the same type. The girl should belong to a different temperament. The three Nadis are ruled by the different constellations as follows:

Principle: If the constellation of the groom and bride fall in different columns, then agreement between the couple will be good. If the stars of the bride and groom fall in the first of last column, it is passable, however they should not fall in the middle column. Nakshatra Pada Kuta Principle: If Nadi Kuta is not present on the basis of the Nakshatras, then the same may be reckoned taking into account the Nakshatra Padas. Thus, the different quarters will be governed by the three humors (Nadis). Beginning from Aswini 1, the counting should be done forwards and backwards in threes as given below:.

In the example considered above, both the constellations fall in the middle line and hence Nadi Kuta is completely absent.

2. Rasi Kuta: (7)


Happiness, auspiciousness and harmony in marriage Principle 1: The male born in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Rasis from that of the female should not enter into wedlock. If both have the same Janma Rasi, marriage can only be done provided both are not of the same Janma Nakshatra. This means that the Janma Rasi of the man should not be in the Adrisya portion from the Janma Rasi from the woman. From any sign, the Adrisya (Invisible half) are the Lagna (beyond the cusp) to the 7th (before the

Cusp), for practical purpose this can be taken as 2nd to 6th. Madhavacharya has given more specific effect of the placement of the males Janma rasi in the unfavorable positions from the females Janma rasi. They are as follows: 2nd: Loss of Money 3rd: Sorrow 4th: Quarrels and Misunderstanding 5th: Loss of Children 6th: Diseases, Danger and Separation Principle 2: Along with the placement mentioned above, the placement in the 8th and 12th from the Janma rasi of the Women is not favorable. This is understandable, that the Dusthana placement of the mans rasi from that of womens cannot be favorable for conjugal happiness as they would either be inimical or indifferent from each other. Principle 3: Even if the lords of the mans and womans rasis are foe, if they are 7th from each other, this can be accepted as very good.

Riders: 1. If the Janma Rasi is of the male is not in a favorable place from the Janma Rasi of the Female, the blemish can be reduced, if the lord of those rasis are mutually friendly. However, the blemish intensifies, if the lords are inimically disposed. 2. When the women is born in an odd Janma Rasi, then the man born in the 6th and 8th there from can be taken as an optional measure. If she is born in even Janma Rasi, the man born in the 6th should be rejected and the 8th can be accepted. 3. If the Janma Rasi of both the man and women have vasya and do not have vedha, then the 6th and 8th position of the mans rasi from the womans one can be accepted. We shall study the vasya and vedha dosha later. 4. Harihara does not attach much blemish to the 3rd and 4th house positions for the Janma Rasi of the male from that of the female as this shall neither indicate poverty, nor serious quarrels leading to estrangement nor loss of children. Sorrow is a part and parcel of human birth and this should not be taken as a criterion for marriage dissolution. 5. The same Janma Rasi is allowed as long as the couples dont have the same Janma Nakshatra. However, if they happen to be the same, marriage is permissible provided it is not Jyestha, Moola, Purva-ashadha, Pushya, Aslesha, Magha, Hasta, Rohini, Dhanistha,

Shatabhisaj, Ardra or Bharani.

3. Gana Kuta: (6)


Increase of affection & bond with time between the partners Principle: The Nakshatra are divided into three categories of Deva, Nara and Rakshasa. Their compatibility is given below:

The Gana of the Nakshatras

There are three levels of analyzing this compatibility, nameloy: a. Janma Nakshatra: b. Lagna Nakshatra: c. Chandramsa Nakshatra: Find the Nakshatra of the Chandra Navamsa for the boy and girl. If there is compatibility or there is stree-deergha, the objection of a boy of Nara gana marrying a girl of Rakshasa gana can be safely ignored.
Astrologically three Ganas (temperaments of natures) are recognised viz., Deva (divine), Manusha (human), and Rakshasa (diabolical). Deva represents piety, goodness of character end charitable nature. Manusha is a mixture of good and bad, while Rakshasa suggests dominance, self-will and violence. These different

natures are indicated by the birth, constellation. A distaste for piety and religious disposition cannot be easily associated with piety and religious nature. A difference in beliefs and dogmas cannot always be overbalanced by sexual compatibility. Hence one born in a Deva constellation is not able to get on well with a person born in Rakshasa constellation. BV Raman

BV Raman opines that Nara or a Deva man should not marry a Rakshasa girl unless there are other neutralizing factors. But marriage between a Rakshasa man and a Deva or Nara girl is passable. If marriage is brought about between prohibited Ganas there will be quarrels and disharmony. So that the couple would always welcome an opportunity for separation and divorce.

4. Graha Maitri: (5)


Life style & objectives of life, Psychological disposition Principle 1: If the lords of the Janma Rasi of both are mutual friends or are owned by one planet, the match is favorable. Principle 2: The mutual placement of the lords of the Janma rasi of the couples should determine the extent of the compatibility. Graha Maitri Table

5. Yoni Kuta: (4)


Prosperity and financial stability Principle: If the girl is born in a female Nakshatra and the boy is in a male, the couple will have financial stability. If both are in female Nakshatra, there will be loss of wealth. If both are in the male Nakshatras, it is to be rejected. There are two kinds of Yoni Kuta:

1. Nakshatra Yoni

Hostile animals, which are to be avoided for Yoni Kuta Cow and Tiger; Elephant and Lion; Horse and Buffalo; Dog and Hare; Serpent and Mongoose; Monkey and Goat; Cat and Rat There is various extents to which the Nakshatra yoni match. The following table shows the extent of match between different yoni. The maximum is 4 and minimum is 0

2. Rasi Yoni: Capricorn, Pisces : Pakshi Cancer, Scorpio: Reptile Aries, Taurus, Leo: Pasu Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Aquarius, Sagittarius: Nara Compatibility of Rasi Yoni Pasu + Pasu Good Pasu + Nara Fair Pasu + Pakshi /Reptile Bad Human + Pakshi /Reptile Bad

6. Dina Kuta: (3)


Length of married life Principle 1: This is based on the Navatara Chakra of the female chart. In the Navatara chakra, the 27 Nakshatras are divided into three groups of nine each, starting from the Janma Nakshatra. The first group of 9 is called as Janmarsha, the 10th to 18th Nakshatra from the Janma Nakshatra is known as the Karmarsha group and the 19th to 27th Nakshatra is known as the Adhanarksha. The mans Nakshatra in the 3rd (Vipat), 5th (Pratyak) or 7th (Naidhana) from the Janma Nakshatra of the woman is harbinger of troubles and shows separation. The 6th (Saadhana) Nakshatra is also inauspicious, however, not as bad as the 3rd/ 5th or 7th.

Principle 2: The man born in the 88th or 108th Navamsa from the Navamsa Moon of the women is not auspicious. 88th Navamsa is the 4th Navamsa from the Navamsa Moon, whereas 108th is the 12th from the Moon sign. 108th Pada is just the pada before the Moons Nakshatra pada, whereas the 88th pada is 20 padas before the womans Janma Nakshatra pada. Principle 3: The farther the Janma Nakshatra of the boy from the Girls Nakshatra, the better it will be for him for their happiness.

Pt. Sanjay Rath says: 1. Dina Kuta means mating of charts or compatibility for 'day to day living and sharing of happiness and sorrow'. The word dina simply means day and refers to the day to day living and sharing. 2. Dina Kuta is based on the Navatara chakra which is all too well known for astrologers. The transit of the natal Moon on the various naksatra is judged to give favorable and unfavorable results to the mind and its perception of the various events. The transit in naksatra 3,5 and 7 from Janma rasi are considered very unfavorable. This is the basis for the dina kuta matching. The point is that when two people marry then they should be supportive of each other during the days of worry and troubles. For example on a day when the Moon is in the 3rd from janma naksatra of the boy and he is sorrowful then this should be strong for the bride and she should be able to support him to tide over the difficulties. That is the reason why dina kuta is necessary. 3. To understand the working of Dina Kuta you have to study the janma and lagna naksatra of the couple and determine their compatibility in both the janma naksatra i.e. Moon naksatra as well as lagna naksatra. If dina kuta is not present in the janma naksatra matching then the couple will never really become very close to each other and they will not be of any support to each other during difficult days and sharing will be low. On the other hand if dina kuta is not present from lagna naksatra then they cannot agree on major issues and should be advised to respect the views of their partner instead of getting into meaningless arguments. This is also one of the reasons why marriage between couples having the same janma naksatra was not encouraged.

7. Vasya Kuta: (2)


Affection and love between the partners This indicates the degree of magnetic control or amenability the wife or husband would be able to exercise on the other. Principle: If the Janma rasi of the man is the vasya rasi of the womens Janma rasi or vice

versa, then the vasya kuta prevails. If the grooms rasi happens to be the vasya rasi of the bride, the bride shall dearly love the groom and vice versa. Thus, If the Janma rasi of the man and woman happens to be the Vasya rasi of each other, then the affection among them is the strongest. The Vasya rasi for different rasis are given hereunder:

In the following cases, the rasi of the bride and groom becomes the Vasya rasi of each other. Gemini Virgo This is 4th 10th from each other Cancer Scorpio This is 5th 9th from each other.

8. Varna Kuta: (1)


Ideals and Principles that drive the couples life Principle 1: The six nakshatras beginning from Ashwini to Ardra, Punarvasu to Uttara, Hasta to Jyestha and Moola to Shatabhisaj in the regular order represent the Brahmins, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Sudra, Anuloma and Pratiloma caste. If the man and the woman belong to the same caste, then it is the best. Otherwise, if the man belongs to the higher caste than that of the woman, it is permissible. However, if the womans caste is higher than that of the man, it is not permissible. Principle 2: Anuloma and Pratiloma: If one of them is Anuloma and other belongs to one of the other four castes, then it is passable. However, this is rejected is one of them is Pratiloma and the other one belongs to the rest four.

Kuta without points


9. Mahendra Kuta:
Blessings in the married life; Well-being; Longevity Principle: If the Girl is born in the 4th Nakshatra from that of the Boy, it is Mahendra; if she is born in the 7th, it is known as Upendra. Mahendra gives wealth and Upendra gives children.

10. Stri Deergha:


Long life to the Husband Principle: The male Nakshatra should be more than 15 stars away from that of the female. If that is not so, long life of the male is not supported. Other factors like Navamsa have to be considered. Rider: This consideration can be ignored if Rasi Kuta and Graha Maitri is there..

11. Rajju Kuta:


The Asterism can be classified into 5 categories namely:

Principle: If the Nakshatra of the couple do not fall in the same category, it is auspicious. If the Nakshatra fall in the same category, the results are as follows: Kantha Widowhood Kati- Poverty Pada- Distant Travels Siro- Death Kukshi Loss of children

12. Vedha:
Obstacles in Married life

Principle 1: The Nakshatra of the couple should not fall in the vedha group as mentioned below. Aswini and Jyeshta; Bharani and Anuradha; Krittika and Visakha; Rohini and Swati; Aridra and Sravana Punarvasu and Uttarashadha; Pusayami and Purvashadha; Aslesha and Moola; Makha and Revati; Purvaphalguni and Uttarabhadrapada; Uttaraphalguni and Purvabhadrapada; Hasta and Satabhisha, Mrigasira and Dhanishta. Principle 2: Even if there is other agreement such as Vasya, etc., Vedha will prevail.

13. Gotra Kuta:


For prosperity of the lineage after marriage Principle: If the boy and the girl belong to the same Gotra, it brings disaster to the lineage. If the gotras are different, then the lineage shall prosper.

14. Vihanga Kuta:


Dominance of one partner over other Principle: If the Nakshatra of the couple indicate the same bird, it is auspicious. Otherwise, one bird shall dominate over the other in the descending order of Peacock, Cock, Crow, Pingala, Bharandhaka

15. Yonyanukulya:
Sexual compatibility Principle: If the girl is born in a female Nakshatra and the boy is in a male, the couple will have sexual compatibility. If both are in female Nakshatra, it is acceptable. If both are in the male Nakshatras, it is to be rejected. The male and female Nakshatras along with their yoni are given hereunder:

16. Bhuta Kuta:


Prevailing element in the personality. Principle: If the Nakshatra of the couple are of the same bhuta, it is favorable. If they are different, the results are as follows: Fire+ Air Favorable Earth +Other Favorable Water+ Fire Bad Nakshatra Bhuta: Psychological nature

Rasi Bhuta: Spiritual nature.

17. Vayanukulya:
Continuation of Lineage Principle: If the groom is 3 times older than the bride, it is considered as good. If he is twice old, it is passable; if he is older only by a few years, it results in sorrow. If the bride is older, the family shall become extinct. Thus for such cases, it forebodes a death in the family or there will be no male issues

18. Ashtakavarga:
Mental Compatibility Principle 1: if the Janma Rasi of the groom falls in the sign which, in the Moons astakavarga of the girls chart has more bindu, it is good. Similarly, if the Janma Rasi of the Girl falls in a sign which, in the Moons astakavarga of the boy, has more bindus, it is equally good. Principle 2: Find out the Kaksha in which the Moon is found in the girls horoscope. If the Janma rasi of the boy falls in the sign of the lord of this Kaksha, the compatibility is good. The reverse is also holds true. Kakshya: Each sign is divided into 8 Kakshas of 3d 45m each lorded by Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon and Lagna.

19. Chittanukulya:
God's will This is the over-riding power of God and when two people are in love, the chart matching becomes meaningless, as there is the will of God in this. If they are normal people then their affection should be tested with time and if one is spiritual then his/her falling in love for marriage and children has a divine purpose and is beyond the normal rules of Jyotish compatibility. In this case, since the couple has expressed their love for each other, they should be encouraged to enter wedlock.

20. Aya-vyaya:
Income and Expenditure Principle: Count from the Nakshatra of the bride to that of the groom. Multiply this number by 5 and divide the product by 7. The reminder is Vyaya or expenditure. If the counting is again made from the Janma Nakshatra of the groom and the same calculation is repeated,

the reminder indicates aya or gain or income. If the aya is greater than vyaya, marriage brings all round prosperity. If this is reverse, the couple will experience poverty.

21. Rna-Dhana:
Overall marital happiness Principle 1: Count from Aswini to the Janma Nakshatra of the groom as well as the bride and total them up. Add to this sum 13. From this total figure subtract 32. Divide the difference by 5. Check the reminder for the following results: X= Reminder [(Groom+Bride+15-32)/5] 1- Acquisition of children 2- Death of one of the couple 3- Prolonged illness 4- Prosperity 5- N.A. If the total after adding 13 does not come to 32, then the counting should be made from Janma Nakshatra to Aswini. Principle 2: Count from the Janma Nakshatra of the couple to Aswini. Add the two figures and deduct the sum by 5. Check the reminder for the following results: 1- Prosperity 2- General progress 3- Calamities 4- Acquisition of wealth 5- Disasters Principle 3: If the Janma Nakshatras of the groom and the bride fall in the first group namely Ardra, Hasta, Purva-Ashadha, Uttara-Ashadha, there will be great progress. If they fall in the 2nd group namely, Krttika, Rohini, Mrgashira, Magha, Purva-Phalguni, UttaraPhalguni, Anuradha, Jyestha, Moola, Dhanistha,, Shatabhisaj, Purva-Bhadrapada, prosperity shall follow immediately after marriage. However, if they fall in the 3rd group- Aswini, Bharani, Chitra, Swati, Vishakha, Uttarashadha, Sravana and Revati, expenditure and debts shall follow the marriage. ______________________________________

Upapada Matching

Upapada is the arudha of the 12th house in any horoscope. This is computed by counting as many houses from the 12th lord as the lord gained from the 12th house. If the upapada falls in the 12th or the 6th house, then count 1oth from the sign again to arrive at the final upapada. Upapada tells a lot about the spouse, one who is committed to follow you for the whole lifetime or at least for the duration of the marriage. The various results related to upapada can be studied from jyotish classics such as Brhat Parashara Hora Shastra or Upadesha Sutras of maharishi Jaimini. The matching of Upapada is very crucial as this shows, how the images of the partners are related to each other and hence has a strong say on the marital affairs and harmony. The matching criteria for upapada is given below1. The Lagna of the bride should be in trine or 7th from the Upapada or in the paka upapada and vice versa. 2. The Upapada and AL should be placed in Kendra or Trine or 3/11 to each other. Otherwise, this shows lack of harmony in the relationship. 3. The 2nd of Upapada rules the longevity of the marriage. If the 2nd house or the lord is afflicted by malefics such as nodes, then the marriage can be in serious troubles. This is also true if the lord is debilitated and aspected by malefics. 4. The remedy of all marriage troubles is to fast on the day ruled by the Upapada lord. ______________________________________

Marriage date
1. Marriage should normally occur in an odd year of the male and even year of the female. Otherwise this forebodes troubles. 2. Marriage should happen when Jupiter aspects or transits the 2nd from Upapada. Finding the marriage date using dasas such as Vimshottari, Narayana, Naisargika dasa etc and through transits would be given in another article. ______________________________________

Special Considerations
Exceptions the Kuta matching The following are the salvaging factors, if present; one can ignore certain incompatibilities in the Kuta. 1. The absence of Stree-Deerga may be ignored if Rasi Kuta and Graha Maitri are present. 2. If the Rasi of the girl is odd, the 6th and 8th Rasis there from are friendly. If the Rasi of

the girl is even the 2nd and 12th there from become friendly. The evil due to the birth of the bride in a Rakshasa gana star may be ignored if Janma Rasi being 2nd and 12th, 9th and 5th or 6th and 8th, the lords of the Rasis are the same or are mutual friends. 3. Though Graha Maitri is by far the most important, it need not be considered if the couple has their Janma Rasis disposed in one and seven from each other. 4. Rajju Kuta need not be considered in case Graha Maitri, Rasi, Dina and Mahendra Kutas are present. 5. The evil due to Nadi Kuta can be ignored subject to the following conditions: 6. The Rasi and Rajju Kuta prevail 7. The same planet is lord of the Janma Rasis of both the mate and the female 8. The lords of the Janma Rasis of the couple are friends Common Janma Rasis and Nakshatras In many cases, the Janma Rasis of the Janma Nakshatras of the bride and bridegroom would be the same. Special attention is paid by astrological writers to such exceptions and we shall throw some light on them for the edification of our readers. Common Janma Rasi: Views differ as regards the results accruing from the Janma Rasis being common. According to Narada, common Janma Rasi would be conducive to the couple provided they are born in different constellations. Garga opines that under the above circumstance, the asterism of the boy should precede that of the girl if the marriage is to prove happy. Incase the reverse holds good (Stree-purva). i. e., the constellation of the girl proceeds that of the boy, the alliance should be rejected. This view is supported by other sages, viz., Brihaspati and Bhrigu. In fact, the author of Muhurtha tattva goes to the extent of saying that in cases of common Janma Rasi, provided the man's constellation is preceding the girl's, the Kutas or adaptability need not be applied at all. Common Janma Nakshatra: This is a further extension of the principle of common Janma Rasi. The Janma Nakshatras of the bride and bridegroom, being one and the same, are approved in case of Rohini, Aridra, Makha, Hasta, Visakha, Sravana. Uttarabhadra and Revati. The effect would be ordinary if the common Janma Nakshatras are Aswini, Krittika, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Pushya, Pubba. Uttara. Chitta, Anuradha, Poorvashadha and Uttarashadha, Bharani, Aslesha. Common Janma Nakshatras is not recommended if the Nakshatras happens to be Swati, Jyeshta, Moola, Dhanishta, Satabhisha and Poorvabhadra . Here again certain ancient authors hold that even though the Janma Nakshatras are same, the evil becomes nullified if the Padas are different. If the Janma Nakshatra belongs to two signs (e.g., Krittika) the Pada of the bride should relate to the preceding sign. For example, if Krittika is the common Janma Nakshatra, the bride should have her Janma Rasi in Mesha

and the bridegroom in Vrishabha. If, however, the common Janma Nakshatra belongs to two signs equally (e.g., Mrigasira, Chitta, etc.) the sign for the first two quarters should be that of the bridegroom. The couple should not have the same Janma Rasi, same Janma Nakshatra and Pada. However, in regard to Satabhisha, Hasta, Swati. Aswini, Krittika, Poorvashadha, Mrigasira and Makha, the evil given rise to by virtue of common Janma Rasi, Nakshatra and Pada gets cancelled if the couple are born in the first quarter. Destructive Constellations Certain parts of Moola, Astesha, Jyeshta and Visakha are destructive constellations Moola (first quarter) for husband's father Aslesha (first quarter) for husband's mother Jyeshta (first quarter) for girl's husband's elder brother Visakha (last quarter) for husband's younger brother.

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The Kuja Dosha


A person suffering with Kuja Dosa is vulnerable to physical abuse from the partner. However, the dosha is counteracted by the conjunction of Mars with Jupiter or Mars with the Moon; or by the presence of Jupiter or Venus in the ascendant.

BV Raman ----------------------The position of Venus and Mars is very important in judging marital relations. Mars whose element is fire rules marriage. Where he is badly situated or associated in the horoscope of a male or female, it follows that the sacerdotal fire gets extinguished soon. Such unfavorable situation goes under the name of Kuja Dosha. It must be noted that in determining marriage adaptability between two parties, there are several elements of much more importance than Kuja Dosha. And the evil influence accruing from the bad position of Mars is only one of the several elements. It is unfortunate that throughout South India especially in the Tamil areas, much is made of the so-called Kuja Dosham and this bugbear has been the means of destroying the happiness of many families by preventing marriages otherwise very eligible and anxiously wished for. So far as our humble experience goes it is only in the Kerala Sastra that mention is made of Kuja Dosha. The stanza runs thus: Dhana vyayecha pathale jamitre chashtame kuja; Strinam bharthru vinasamcha bharthunam strivinasanam. This means: - "If Mars is in the 2nd, 12th, 4th, 7th and 8th houses in the horoscope of the female, the death of the husband will occur; similar situation in the husband's horoscope causes the death of wife."

The Lagna represents body, the Moon, mind and Venus, sexual relations. Therefore, the houses have to be reckoned with reference to all the three, viz., Lagna, Moon and Venus. The dosha (evil) is considered weak when it exists from Lagna, a little stronger from the Moon and still more powerful from Venus. The second house signifies family; the twelfth represents comforts and pleasures of bed. The fourth rules sukha or happiness. The seventh indicates husband and eighth represents longevity of the wife or husband. Hence the position of Mars in these houses is supposed to produce this peculiar dosha or evil. If Kuja Dosha obtains in the horoscopes of both the bride and bridegroom, the dosha gets cancelled. There are, of course, many good combinations which assure marital felicity and much importance need not be given to Kuja Dosha. Granting that Kuja Dosha is a factor whose occurrence should not be ignored, there are antidotes which are not generally known to the rank and file of Hindu astrologers. If Mars is placed in the signs mentioned below corresponding to different houses, there shall not be any dosa: 2nd - Gemini and Virgo 12th - Taurus and Libra 4th - Aries and Scorpio 7th - Capricorn and Cancer 8th - Sagittarius and Pisces. In Aquarius and Leo, Mars produces no dosha whatsoever. The dosha is counteracted by the conjunction of Mars and Jupiter or Mars and the Moon; or by the presence of Jupiter or Venus in the ascendant.

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Fixing the Marriage Muhurtha


The lunar months of Magha, Phalguna, Vaisakha and Jyeshta are good. Kartika and Margasira are ordinary. The rest are not auspicious. Some sages opine that marriages can be celebrated in Pushya and Chaitra provided the Sun is in Capricorn and Aries respectively. The following lunar days, viz., from the 11th day (dark half) to New Moon, Riktha Thithis, 8th, 12th and 6th should be rejected. The best lunar days are the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 11th and 13th (of the bright half). Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are the best. Sunday and Saturday are middling. And Tuesday should be invariably rejected.

The best asterisms are Rohini, Mrigasira, Makha, Uttara, Hasta, Swati, Anuradha, Moola, Uttarashadha, Uttarabhadra and Revati. The first quarter of Makha and Moola and the last quarter of Revati are inauspicious and they should be rejected. Constellations not mentioned here are unsuitable and they should be avoided. The following yogas should be rejected: Vyatipata, Dhruva, Mrityu, Ganda, Vajra, Soola, Vishkambha, Atiganda, Vyaghata and Parigha. Vishtikarana must invariably be discarded. Among the zodiacal signs Gemini, Virgo and Libra are the best. Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius are middling. The rest are inauspicious. Elements of Muhurtha Chart: In the election of a Muhurtha for marriage, as many of the 21 dosha are possible and should be avoided. The most important considerations however are (1) The 7th house must be unoccupied by any planet (2) Mars should not be in the 8th (3) Venus should not be in the 6th (4) Lagna should not be hemmed in between malefics (5) Malefics should not occupy Lagna (6) The Moon in the election chart should not conjoin any planet Apart from the above, the usual Tarabala, Panchaka. etc., should be looked into. The calculation of Panchaka and Tarabala would be given in another article. Jupiter, Mercury or Venus in Lagna, malefics in the 3rd or 11th, would constitute a formidable force in rendering the Lagna strong. The following are some of the special combinations which are supposed to fortify the marriage election chart: 1. Jupiter in the ascendant, Venus in the 8th and the Sun in the 11th - Mahendra Yoga. 2. Venus in Lagna, Jupiter in the 10th and the Sun and Mercury in the 11th-Vishnu Priya Yoga. 3. Venus in the 2nd, Jupiter in the 12th, the Sun in the 8th and Saturn in the 6th Sreenatha Yoga. 4. Venus in Lagna, Jupiter in the 4th, Mercury in the 2nd and Saturn in the 11th - Samudra Yoga. 5. Mercury, Jupiter and Venus in Lagna - Vijaya Yoga. 6. Venus and Jupiter in Lagna elevated or otherwise strong - Jaya Yoga. 7. Saturn in the 3rd, Jupiter in the 6th, the Sun in the 10th and Mars in the 11th - Pushya Yoga.

8. Mars in the 3rd, Saturn in the 6th, Venus in the 9th, Jupiter in the 12th - Maharshi Yoga. 9. Venus in Lagna, Jupiter in the 11th - Ardhama Yoga. References: 1. Prasna Marga 2. Muhurtha- BV Raman Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Ghataka Chakra

As the name suggests, Ghataka chakra is seen for any kind of injuries, may it be Physical or Mental. The injuries can be inflicted at an inopportune moment or by an inimical person. Both of these can be seen from the Ghataka Chakra. For the first instance, the inopportune time can be seen from the horoscope of the moment of occurance of the event and for the latter case, the same can be seen from the horoscope of the person inflicting pain and injury. Ghataka Chakra

Tithis:

As shown in the ghataka chakra, based on the position of natal moon, one of the specific element of time namely Moon sign (rasi), Lunar day (Tithi), Weekday (vara), Lunar Asterism

(Nakshatra) or the Ascendant (Lagna) can be inauspicious. Following priciples can be used in the analysis of the Ghataka Chakra: 1. If at any moment, there is preponderance of the ghataka elements, then there can be some injury/ pain inflicted on the person. So one must regularly checkout the Lunar Transit through the sign and the Nakshatra, the solar and lunar days and the Lagna of the moment to carry out some activities or remain cautioned about some impending danger. If many of the ghataka elements come together, then there can be indications of danger during that time. For example, I am born with Scorpio Lagna and I must be careful on the days when Moon is transiting through Taurus or Revati Nakshatra and that day happens to be a Friday and the lunar day happens to be a Nanda Tithi (pratipada-1, shasthi-6 or ekadasi-11). 2. The relationship of a person can also be checked using the Ghataka Chakra. To check this out, we need to check the presence of the Ghataka elements in the other person's horoscope. Thus for me (born in Scorpio Rasi), the natives with Taurus Rasi, Revati Nakshatra, born on Friday, in the Nanda Tithi and/or with Scorpio (Male) or Taurus (Female) Lagna can inflict injury. The presence of more ghataka elements confirm this. 3. The nature of injury can be seen from the nature of ghataka element and the lord of the element. If the ghataka element happens to be Moon, then the injury is on reputation, if they happen to be Weekday or the Lagna, the injury is more physical and if they happen to be Tithi or Nakshatra, the injiry is more mental and emotional. The lord of the ghataka element which caused the injury can say more on the exact nature of the injury based on its lordship, placement and yogas. Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Kantak Sani & Sade Sati


The transit of Saturn in some of the houses in the natal horoscope is highly dreaded. During such unfavourable transits, the native faces tremendous odds in different aspects of life such as Career, finances, family etc. and Saturn makes the person remember god's name. Even though such transits are terrible materialistically, spiritually they are uplifting as Saturn cleans up the native from all past sins and give him chance to live a life with righteousness in later days.

However, the transits are not as bad for all the natives, since it depends on how badly Saturn is afflicting the horoscope. If Saturn happens to be a yogakaraka in the horoscope and involved in good yogas then the transits are not as bad and vice versa. This is also dependant on the Astakavarga strength of a sign. If in the sarvastakavarga, the number of dots are lesser than optimum and/ or in Saturn's astakavarga the dots are lesser than 4, the period becomes a tough nut to crack. Along with this, one must check out, whether it is a bad transit from all the three points, namely Moon, Lagna and the Arudha Lagna. If it

happens to be bad transit from all these three points, then the time become too tiresome for the native from almost all areas in his life. It is also required to check the astakavarga of all planets, whether Saturn has contributed to any dots in the transiting sign in the those planet's astakavarga. If not, then the affairs ruled by the planet under consideration suffers due to such transit.

Sade Sati
The transit of Saturn in the 12th,1st & 2nd houses from the Janma Rasi (Natal Moon sign) is called Sade-Sati or the seven and half year period. Each house is transited by Saturn for about 2 years each. The transit of Saturn in the twelfth house from Moon sign initiates the Sade-sati when the domestic affairs go awry. There maybe turmoil in married life, differences with parents and children, change of residence and many domestic problems. Worship Sri Kali Ma in addition to the Graha Mantra of Saturn. Graha Mantra of Saturn

om prm prm praum anaicrya namah The transit of Saturn in the Janma Rasi causes bad company, failure in undertakings, and many personal problems like loss of reputation, danger from accidents etc. Worship Sri Hanuman in addition to the Beeja Mantra of Saturn. Ekadashakshari Hanuman Mantra

om ham rudrya hanumate namah

Beeja Mantra of Saturn

am anaicrya namah

The transit of Saturn in the second house from Moon results in many enemies and financial losses, loss of livelihood and danger from Government action. Worship Sri Krishna as well as Saturn.

Kantaka Sani
Whenever Saturn Transits on the 1st, 4th, 8th or 10th from the Chandra, Lagna or Arudha Lagna (AL), such transit is called Kantaka Sani. Kantaka literally means thorn and as the name suggests the native's life become so terrible that it is compared to a condition whereby a person limps when a thorne is stuck in his foot. During this period, the career is hamphered and finances dwindle. When it happens with respect to the AL, the career and finances are greatly affected, when it happens with respect to Lagna, the person makes wrong decisions and suffer due to that and when it happens from Moon, the person suffers physically and emotionally. The remedy to Kantak Sani is to chant the 3rd anuvaka of the Chamaka Prasna of Yajurveda, 11 times, in the morning at the brahma muhurtha. If this is done sincerely then the effect of Kantaka Sani on the native is minimal. 3rd Anuvaka of Chamaka Prasna


am ca me mayaca me priyam ca me'nukmaca me kmaca me saumanasaca me bhadram ca me reyaca me vasyaca me yaaca me bhagaca me dravinam ca me yant ca me dhart ca me kemaca me dhritica me vivam ca me mahaca me samvicca me jtram ca me sca me prasca me sram ca me layaca ma rtam ca me amrtam ca me'yakmam ca me'nmayacca me jvtuca me drghyutvam ca me'namitram ca me'bhayam ca me sugam ca me ayanam ca me ssh ca me sudinam ca me ..3.. Thursday, February 10, 2005

Narayana Dasa II: Cues to Interpretation I


INTRODUCTION Narayana dasa is one of the most versalite rasi dasa. It holds the same importace as Vimshottari dasa holds among the nakshatra dasa system. It can be used for not only analysing all aspects of human life, but also all aspects of mundane affairs. It can also be suitably compressed to accomodate smaller events such as as swearing in charts etc. Though the name does not suggest much differences it has as compared to the vimshottari dasa system, in actual practice, this dasa is more deterministic and fixed and shows the wishes of Narayana, whereas the vimshottari dasa shows the reaction of normal mortals to the situations they are placed in.

This article gives some insights on how to analyse the narayana dasa in a chart. For more details, GENERAL the readers can study Narayana Dasa by Pt. Sanjay Rath.

RESULTS

The planets can be arranged in the order of decreasing beneficence such as Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Sun, Saturn, Mars, Ketu and Rahu. The influence of the benefic planets on the dasa rasi brings association with nice people (those who are represented by the planets themselves) and bestow various things on the native, based on its natural significations. For example, dasa Rasi housing Jupiter or Venus gives association of learned and holy people, religious learning etc.

Dasa Rasi occupied by its own lord, Jupiter, Mercury, an exalted planet or strong benefics shall be favorable. In none occupy or aspect adverse results obtain (unless the sign is beneficial and Paka and Bhoga are strong). On the contrary, placement of malefic planets (unless it happens to be its own sign or sign of exaltation) damages the house in ways corresponding to its natural nature. It must be borne in mind that malefics when strong does not have much venom in it and only when weak can be extremely deadly. Thus the

advice here would be to watch out for debilitated malefics or their placement in marana karaka sthana (very weak position, covered in later part of the article).

Similarly the association of benefic planets to the houses brings out prosperity and positive qualities of that house. For example, beneficial association in the fourth house gives conveyances, lands, treasures etc. While Moon & Venus give excellent conveyances, Jupiter gives a chauffer driven vehicle (or palanquin bearers) in addition. Here, the houses can be reckoned both from the Lagna and the Dasa sign. The difference would be that, when reckoned from the Lagna, the result would reflect the effect of those combination through out the life of native, whereas when reckoned from the Dasa sign, the result would show the effect only during the duration of the dasa. One might need to study the effect of planets in different houses and signs, to exactly judge the effect of a planets during Narayana Dasa. One point I need to highlight here is that, all planets when placed strong display the positive side of their being and when placed weakly and afflicted display their negetive side. Even malefics bestow their positive qualities to the natives when they are strongly placed in a horoscope. For that matter, when malefics (Saturn, Mars) are placed in exaltation and own house in a kendra, it cause the mahapurusha yoga.

The effect of planets are also modified by a yoga or combination. A yoga is said to have happened when at least two planets have exchanged placed, are in conjunction, are in mutual aspect, have exchange their navamsas or have exchanged their nakshatras. The inherent qualities of a planet change due to such associations/ yogs/ combinations. Standard texts have given the results of each such combination, which might be extremely difficult to memorise. One of the guideline to analyse the effect of such combination is that planet exchange their nature during such associations; the benefics would behave like malefics and the malefics would behave like benefics. The order of beneficence is Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Sun, Saturn, Mars, Ketu and Rahu. Whenever two planet conjoin, the most benefic would exchange its qualities with the most malefic one when seen in the order of beneficence. Thus when Jupiter, Mars and Rahu conjoin, Jupiter would give the results of Rahu and vice versa, whereas Mars's qualities will remain unaltered. Again when Jupiter, Moon, Mars and Rahu conjoin, like the first case Jupiter would exchange its qualities with Rahu and Moon would do the same with Mars.

The functional nature of planets are also to be considered during the analysis of a dasa. Maharishi parashara says that the quadrants/ kendra are the houses of Vishnu and the trine/ trikona are the houses of Lakshmi. On one hand the kendra shows the direction in life of the native (which hindus call Ayana) the trikona shows growth and prosperity. Thus the association of the lords of trines with Dasa Rasi is most conducive to self-development and the association of the lord of quadrant shows change of direction of life. There are four directions in the life of any creation, dharma (the direction of self effort, righteousness, fulfilment of all duties and obligations), artha (direction of material prosperity and

acheivements), kama (the direction of enjoyment), Moksha (the direction of detachment and liberation). The focus of a person change during different dasas based on the nature of the house whose dasa is running, which is moderated by various combinations (placement, association, aspects).

The natural significations of planets bloom during the dasa of a sign placed with or aspected by the planets. Thus in the periods of dasa sign of Ketu (grha karaka- significator of home) or Venus (kalatra karaka- significator of spouse), marriage can be predicted. Similarly the period of dasa sign with Mars in it can show procurement of landed property, Jupiter can show amassing huge wealth etc. The significations of various planets can be studied from the standard classics.

THE

DEHA

AND

THE

JEEVA

The deha and jeeva concept of Narayana dasa helps us in finding out the details of the condition of health and internal being during the Narayana Dasa period. It is possible that during a cetain dasa, physically we might be perfect, however, worried and restless within and similarly the contrary is also too. Maharishis have differentiated between the states of body The and Mind. Deha

The Deha represents the physical body of the person. The dasa sign itself is the Deha. The Naisargika Deha karaka is the Naisargika Atmakaraka Sun. Thus for determining aspects of health of the native, the position of the dasa sign from the Sun, the Chara Atmakaraka and Lagna should be examined.

The position of the deha rasi from the Sun would show, what situations are affecting the health of the person undergoing that dasa. This is because Sun represents the atma of the whole world and reckoning the dasa rasi from the Sun shows our relationship with respect to the world. From the Lagna it would represent the physical state of the person and from the Chara Atmakaraka it would represent, how well the Body fulfils the internal drives set by the Chara Atmakaraka. It is noteworthy to see the placement of the functional benefics and malefics with respect to the Sun, Chara Atmakaraka and the Lagna to judge various perspectives The of the health of the native. Jeeva

While the deha shows the physical state of the native, the Jeeva shows the mental state. To find it, count as many signs from the Dasa rasi, as the dasa rasi has gained from Lagna. Lets say for a Sagittarius Lagna native, Libra Dasa is running; then Leo becomes the Jeeva. The Naisargika Jeeva is Jupiter and the position of the Jeeva Rasi should be examined from Jupiter.

Interpretation

of

Deha

and

Jeeva

The natural malefics in the Deha and Jeeva signs trouble the physical and the mental/ psychological health of a native. For this matter, the natural malefics Rahu, Saturn, Mars or the Sun are considered with Rahu being the most and Sun being the least evil. If they present in both Deha and Jeeva, death or similar suffering could occur during that dasa. If these planets are in Deha alone, the native suffers physically. However, if they afflict the Jeeva, misfortunes occur and the life loses direction or meaning. Based on the intensity of the affliction, the native becomes frustrated with life and may even contemplate things like suicide. The nature of trouble can be seen from the nature of the planets afflicting the signs, either Deha or Jeeva. For instance, if the Deha is influenced by Rahu, then the person might have undiagnosable diseases/ or can have danger from serpents; if by Saturn, then he might suffer due to diseases like arthritis, cough and cold or any long drawn disease, if by Mars, there could be boils, injury or accidents and Sun would show the diseases of bile, acidity etc. When these planets influence the jeeva the native might suffer due to deception if the influencing planet happens to be Rahu, theft and burglary if Saturn influences the Jeeva; Mars would show court cases and litigation; whereas Sun can show troubles form Government and influential people. It should be borne in mind that if these planets are well placed such as in exalted, own house or friends house, the troubles would be much lesser, which would be more if the planets are weak and afflicted. For example association of Saturn- Mars, Saturn-Sun, Rahu- Sun, Rahu-Mars etc are the sure shot cases of troubles. When natural benefics such as Jupiter, Mercury, Moon, Venus or Ketu conjoins both the Deha and Jeeva, a period of happiness and prosperity should be predicted. During such period, there would be an end to sickness and sorrow. Deha alone occupied by natural benefics gives good health whereas Jeeva alone occupied by natural benefics gives happiness and prosperity.

Though not explicitly stated in the classics, the concept of Deha and Jeeva can be extended to the relatives as well to find out their statuses during a certain dasa. To do that, the Dasa needs to be counted from the house ruling a particular relative and counting as many houses from the dasa sign. For example, for a Sagittarius native, running Libra Dasa, to find the health and state of Mother, the dasa sign could be reckoned from the Fourth house, Pisces. Thus, though the jeeva remains the same the Taurus becomes the Jeeva sign. Since, the dasa sign falls in the 8th from the fourth house, if afflicted can show serious health troubles to the mother.

THE

PAKA

AND

THE

BHOGA

The effects of the dasa Rasi should be judged from its lord. The sign occupied by the lord of

dasa Rasi is the PAKA RASI or ripener of the Dasa. The Arudha of the dasa Rasi is the BHOGA RASI. This shows how much effort is put during the course of a dasa and what kind of fruit is accrued thereof. The paka shows the nature and extent of effort and hardwork we put during a certain dasa and hence is equated with the process of cooking, whereas the final end result is to be seen from the bhoga rasi, which literally means to enjoy the fruits. In this material world of illusion, hardly the fruits correspond to the effort put to achieve them. Thus the concept of paka and bhoga is a very important tool to judge the hardship and the fruits.

If Paka Rasi is a Kendra/ quadrant (1/4/7/10) or Trikona/ Trine (5/9) from Lagna and if Bhoga Rasi is in a Kendra of trikona from Arudha Lagna, auspicious results obtain. The strengths of lord of dasa Rasi, like exaltation etc, shall determine the beneficence of the dasa. Since the paka shows our own effort or karma, this is to be rekoned from the Lagna (true self), whereas the fruits we get is based on the perception of our action by the world, the bhoga is to be reckoned from the Arudha Lagna (perceived self).

The dasa Rasi occupied and owned by benefics gives favorable results, more so, if the Paka Rasi and Bhoga Rasi are also well conjoined and in Kendra/trikona from Lagna and Arudha Lagna respectively.

If the lord of the dasa Rasi is exalted or debilitated, financial gains will be there (Jaimini says tasmai ucche niche va srimantah- the exalted and debilitated planets bestow wealth). The association of various planets with paka and bhoga would show the the nature of our actions and the results thereof, based on the natural as well as the functional significatio. For example, if the lord of the Moon sign (shubhapati) associates with or aspects Paka Rasi, financial gains will occur. The level of gains, their nature etc, should be seen from the concerned planets and Bhava. Similarly, aspect or association of lord of second house (from ascendant) and Jupiter augments finances.

The placement of the paka and bhoga also need to be seen from the Lagna as well as the Arudha Lagna. Thus a well associated Paka in the second from Lagna make the person invest money (action), whereas the bhoga in the 2nd from the Lagna makes the person accumulate wealth (fruit of action).

Thus due importance need to be given to the below three factors while judging the paka and bhoga. 1. The placement of Paka from Lagna and the Bhoga from Arudha Lagna for the nature and extent of our action and results we get therefrom.

2. The placement of the Paka and Bhoga in different houses from the Lagna. 3. The placement/ aspect of different planets in the Paka and Bhoga. They would influence the action and the results based on their natural significations. The malefic and benefic nature of the planets as well as their dignity (exaltation, mulatrikona, own house, friend's house, enemy's house and inimical house are in decreasing order of dignity), are to be considered. 4. The placement/ aspect of different house lords in the paka and bhoga. They would influence the actions and the results based on their functional significations.

REKONING

DASA

SIGN

FROM

THE

LAGNA

The analysis of the Narayana dasa needs to be done at two levels, reckoning the dasa sign from the Lagna and the another one by reckoning the dasa sign as the Lagna and seeing various planetary positions therefrom. Here the various indications to be interpreted reckoning the dasa sign from the lagna is given below. The difference in interpretation is that the influence of the natal lagna would cut accross all dasas whereas the results signified by taking the dasa sign as lagna would only be present during that particular dasa. Following guidelines would be helpful in judging the results by reckoning the dasa sign from the The Marana lagnaAvastha

There are certain houses where, when a planet is placed, it becomes extremely weak to carry out its functions. It loses its vitality and hence unable to protect it s functional as well as natural significations. Such state is known as Marana (death like) Avastha (state) for the planet. The marana avastha for the planets are Sun in 12th house, Moon in 8th house, Mars in 7th house, Mercury in 7th house, Jupiter in 3rd house, Venus in 6th house, Saturn in 1st house and Rahu in 9th house from the Lagna (or dasa rasi). The planets themselves are called the marana karaka or the significators of death and bring great havoc in the life of a person. When such a death inflictor is in conjunction with or aspected by malefics or in inimical or depression signs, great grief is sure to come.

The dasa of the sign which contains a marana karaka planet would bring havoc to the life of the native by showing death of relatives, signified by the either the natural, functional or movable significations of the planets. They can also show troubles to the matters ruled by the houses lorded by the marana karaka planet. Thus, if Sun happens to be the 5th lord, it can show troubles to father (natural signification) or troubles to the children (functional signification for the 5th house). The scope of troubles can be varied and not everything can be covered in this article, however it can be said that the person would suffer due to the natural as well as the functional significations of the planet under consideration. Some clues

are given below to guide the judgment in the right direction for the marana karaka planetsPt. Sanjay Rath says Sun causes fire hazards; Moon indicates danger from water; Mars causes accident and danger from weapons; Mercury indicates trouble due to flatulence; stomach problems are indicated by Jupiter; accidents, trouble from opposite sex are caused by Venus and venomous bites by Rahu.

Yogas ways:

and

Dasas

The yogas (planetary associations) influence the results of the dasa rasi in the following

1. Yogas happening in the dasa rasi will give the results of such yoga during the period of the dasa rasi.

For example if the Dasa rasi has dharma-karmadhipatya yoga (which happens due to association of the 9th and 10th lord in a sign), the period would show rise in career, fame and recognition and participation in many good deeds and overall good results related to the house of Activity/ Karma (10th) and dharma/ fortune (9th).

The dasa Rasi having a Rajayoga karaka (Karta, Kevala, yogada etc) planet shall be beneficial. Similarly the association of any kendra and kona lord confer rajayoga, unless it is broken by conditions such as weak luminaries or the dispositor of the sign where the yoga is happening or the planets involved in the yoga have poor strength (sthana bala). These yogas 2. Yogas can in be which studied the from dasa rasi the lord standard is texts.

participating.

For example, if in a horoscope with Sagittarius ascendant, the dasa of Leo is running and the Sun and Mercury are conjoined in a sign, say Aries, such dasa would be extremely beneficial and harbinger of prosperity to the native. Such dasa would also bring rise in career, 3. fame, Planets occupy money or etc aspect to the the dasa native. sign.

Success and fame are sure to come if Lagna and tenth lord aspect or occupy the Dasa Rasi, since they are the giver of fame. Similarly if the 11th lord occupies or aspect the dasa rasi, it will bring friends, good income etc, which are the significations of the 11th house.

Thus, the results of placement of a house lords in different houses would manifest during the dasa of the sign where the lord is placed and also the dasa of the sign owned by the house lord. For instance, if the Lagna lord is placed in the 9th house, Leo for a Sagittarius asdt native, then the result of such placement would be felt during the dasa of Leo as well as Sagittarius. During this dasa, the native would become very spiritual and religious; he would be interested in higher philosophies, will become charitable and would worship Vishnu as mentioned by most classics.

Thus, from the 12th

house & lord and significator losses should be predicted.

Also evil effects are experienced during the Dasa Rasi dispositing the 6th, 8th or 12th lord or malefic planets. If these dusthana (bad places) lords also happen to be the malefics, then the 4. results Planets in would houses be and worst. signs.

During the dasa of a sign, the effect of planets in houses and signs from the Lagna is also felt. For instance, shastras say that when Venus is placed in the 7th house, the person becomes very passionate. Many classics also give the results of a planet in different signs in the zodiac. Such results would also manifest during the period of the dasa.

Lets say that in the horoscope of a native with Sagittarius Ascendant, Saturn is placed in the 7th house, in Gemini. How the result would be judged for Gemini dasa. This would be the combination of Saturn in 7th house as well as Saturn in the sign Gemini. The classics say that if Saturn is placed in the 7th house, the results would be:

If Saturn is Favorable, it shows, Good friends; Stable wealth; Stable minded wife; Stable marital life; Gain from the trade of Iron and Metal. However, if Saturn is Unfavorable, then it shows, Delays in Marriage; The spouse would be significantly older than the expected age / Lean bodied wife; Affliction to body; Involve in prostitution; Sorrowful; Sexual intimacy outside marriage; Suffer humiliation in the hands of women; Poor; Unhappy; Wander aimlessly; Sickly; Suffer loss of wife; Sinful; Loose morals. Depending on the overall chart, part or whole of the significations would manifest in the life of the native.

5. Dasa Rasi conjoined the lord of any house only promotes the same, provided such yoga for promotion also exist naturally.Thus the dasas of signs conjoined the lords of Kendra and Trikona as well as their Arudha are beneficial for such houses.

6. The birth of first child will occur during the antardasa of the sign occupied by the 5th lord or aspected by the same.(Count direct/reverse from Lagna depending on Pada). The birth of second child is seen from the 7th lord and so on.

The

Badhakasthana

Badhakasthana is composed of two words namely badhaka, which means obstructions or obstacles and sthana, which means place. Thus badhaka sthana means place (sign) of obstructions/ obstacles. Classics mention that the 11th for movable signs, 9th for fixed signs and 7th for dual signs are the Badhaka (Obstruction) places.

Pt. Rath says that malefics in Badhaka cause sorrow, misfortune imprisonment and diseases depending on their nature (for examples Saturn can show troubles due to servants, Mars from litigation and accidents, whereas Sun can show troubles from influential people or the government). Rahu in the Badhak sign can be very diabolical and would need appropriate propitiation.

Similarly, the placement of the badhakesh (the lord of badhakasthana) harms the sign where it is placed based on the natural significations of the badhakesh. The trouble becomes stronger, when the badhakesh is also afflicted by malefics or otherwise badly placed. During the dasa of the sign housing such badhakesh could be troublesome and so does the dasa of the badhakasthana itself. The best position for the badhakesh is the 12th house from the Lagna, where badhakesh becomes least troublesome.

More details on badhakesh and badhakasthana can be studied from Vedic remedies in Astrology by Pt. Rath and the Prasna Margam.

REKONING

DASA

SIGN

FROM

THE

ARUDHA

LAGNA

The results of placement of the dasa sign from the Lagna can be modified by the placement of the dasa sign from the Arudha Lagna. If the Dasa Rasi aspects the 11th house from Arudha Lagna, the person gets wealth whereas it causes expenses and troubles if it aspects the 12th house from Arudha Lagna.

Some of the guidelines for analyzing the dasa sign from the Arudha Lagna are: 1. Generally benefics in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th and malefics in 3rd, 6th & 12th indicate Rajayoga.

2. Reverse shall occur when these planets are debilitated in Navamsa i.e. Vipareeta Rajayoga / neecha Yoga can occur.

3. Any planets or for that matter, even an Upagraha is beneficial in the 9th and shows prosperity and protection. It should be used for protecting your image.

4. All planets in 11th show sources on income & in 12th show sources of expenditure. 5. Malefics in 6th show corruption while benefics show honest income. In the 3rd house, malefics shows courage and dominance, whereas benefics shows passivity and complacency. 6. Planets in 7th & 12th show those who shall oppose you/ cheat you at home. Thus by looking at the placement of the lord of the dasa sign from the Arudha Lagna, one can judge various things. For instance, if the dasa lord is placed in the 11th house from the Arudha Lagna, the native would gain during this period. If the lord of the dasa sign happens to be a malefic and placed in the 3rd from the Arudha Lagna, the native would take many initiatives during this time.

Similarly, the placement and aspect of the Arudha Lagna on signs reckoned from Arudha Lagna are also to be judged. Thus if the dasa sign contains a malefic and is placed in the 3rd from the Arudha Lagna, the native would be risk taking during this time. However, if benefics are placed in the dasa sign, then the native would be passive.

One would face contradictions many times between the results shown by the dasa sign and the lord of the dasa sign. If such things happen, the native would face many contradictions during such dasa and sway between many extremes. An intelligent astrologer would try to blend various significations and come to a consensus.

DASA

SIGN

AND

ARGALA

Argala means intervention. It is said that various signs and the planets placed therein can have intervention other signs based on their placement from the latter signs. One must study the chapter of Argala in Brhat Parasari Hora shastra to understand the nuances of the argala principle. Readers might also want to visit the page on argala in varahamihira blogspot The planet argala (Karaka) http://varahamihira.blogspot.com/2004/06/concept-of-argala.html. has will to be prevail analyzed during its in two entire ways: period.

1. The Argala or Virodha Argala caused by Dasa Rasi on Lagna and other houses or on any

2. Argala and its obstruction on Dasa Rasi can be timed during the Antardasa of the signs involved. During the Antardasa of a sign having beneficial argala on the dasa sign, without obstruction, beneficial results of the mahadasa would be felt, whereas during the Antardasa of a sign having malefic argala on the dasa sign could bring out the negative results of the mahadasa.

DASA

SIGN

AS

LAGNA

Since the Narayana dasa is nothing but progression of the Lagna, the dasa sign can be treated as the Lagna and various indications can be read from the placements, aspects and yogas happening with respect to Dasa sign. An intelligent astrologer would blend the results arrived at by reckoning dasa sign from the Lagna and by treating the dasa sign as the Lagna to arrive at the exact indication at different times.

Following guidelines would help the reader to arrive at the specific results during the dasa sign: 1. Benefics in the second/twelfth or fifth/ninth houses from Dasa Rasi or Paka Rasi results in Subha-kartari yoga or Saubhagya Yoga (beneficial results) and give auspicious results while malefics in these places produce Bandhana yoga or Papakartari yogas leading t o bondage. Malefics in the 12th cause difficulties and sleep is disturbed whereas malefics in the second or eighth house have an adverse impact on the finances. Benefic planets in these houses are good for finance etc.

2. If the malefics are in 4th, 8th, or 12th house (Sukha-trikona), there will be no happiness during the dasa. The nature of the bad results would correspond to the nature of the planet contributing to such results.

3. During the period of the dasa Rasi having Rahu in 12th house, everything is lost, name is blemished & imprisonment or exile occurs. Malefics is trines from dasa Rasi augment the evil while benefics prevent or mitigate the same. Similar results maybe predicted for the dasa Rasi having Rahu and other malefics.

4. 4th is the sukha sthana or the house of happiness. Malefics in the 4th from the dasa sign can be troublesome to the native's happiness due to their natural as well as functional nature. Ketu in Kendra to Dasa Rasi brings distress to children and exile and continuous disturbances. Debilitated (even natural benefics while debilitated becomes evil to a great extent) or evil planet (natural malefics while debilitated are the worst) in the fourth house from Dasa Rasi indicates sale/change of residence & land and agricultural losses. Loss of property due to negligence or pests, white ants etc is caused by Mars while Saturn similarly placed gives heart problems and displeasure from powerful people/Govt. Rahu in the fourth causes all kinds of losses, danger from poison and thieves.

5. If malefics are in 3rd or 6th house from dasa Rasi, victory in competition is assured. Benefics in third or sixth cause defeat in election/competition but give rise to spiritual gains.

The planets such placed if debilitated in the Navamsa, then the results would be opposite, whereby the debilitated malefics would give Vipareeta Pravrajya yoga and debilitated benefics would give Vipareeta rajayoga.

6. Planets, either benefic or malefic, in the 11th will give gains and happiness. The means of gains would be governed by the natural nature of the planets. Usually benefics shows the income from honest sources whereas malefics shows the gains beyond his regular means. 7. If Rahu is in the Badhak house or 6th, 8th or 12th from dasa Rasi, displeasure of Government, enemies and danger of imprisonment or during journeys will occur. The specific Antardasa will be of those signs conjoined by the Sun, Mars, Rahu or Saturn. 8. Generally, Rahu in four signs Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and Taurus and Ketu in the four signs Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius, tend to give Beneficial results during the concerned dasa.

9. The effect of planets can be independently considered from the dasa sign. For example, if Sun in the Lagna supposed to give bile related troubles, it can also happen during the dasa of the sign housing the Sun. Similarly classics say that Rahu in 10th gives pilgrimages and hence as reckoned from the dasa sign also, it gives pilgrimages to holy shrines. 10. The dignity of the planets shall affect their nature. The dignities can of a planet are Exaltation, mulatrikona, own sign (swakhestra), friendly sign, neutral sign, enemy's sign, debilitation. If the lord of the dasa sign is placed in a inimical sign (the sign of its enemy), which doesnt happen to be its exaltation sign (Mars gets exalted in a enemys sign), then the dasa of the sign which is placed with such as inimical planet as well as the dasa of the sign owned by the said planet shall be troublesome.

To know the friendship and enmity between the planets, one can refer to any standard Jyotish text. The relationship can also be known by the checking the upachaya (3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th) and the 7th house from the Mulatrikona of the planet under consideration. If these house happen to be the signs of exaltation or own house, they ought to be ignored. Since for Venus, whose mulatrikona is Taurus, Libra cannot be an inimical sign, since it happens to be its own sign. Similarly for Mars, 10th sign is Capricorn; however, since it gets exalted over there, Capricorn is not inimical to Mars.

The Mulatrikona signs for different planets from Sun to Saturn are Leo, Taurus, Aries, Virgo, Sagittarius, Libra and Aquarius respectively. Mars in not evil in Capricorn, but instead in Pisces. For example the Mulatrikona of Sun is Leo and the inimical signs are Libra (3), Capricorn (6), Aquarius (7), Taurus (10) and Gemini (11).

To find the inimical signs for Sun, we found that the mulatrikona for Sun is Leo; the inimical sign to Sun would be Libra (3rd), Capricorn (6th), Taurus (10th), Gemini (11th) or Aquarius (7th).

11. The influences on the various houses can be judged from the planets placed in different houses from the dasa sign, thus the planets in the fifth from Dasa Rasi shall influence the affairs of children. Simlarly the planets placed in the 2nd house shall affect the family affairs and wealth, the third house- brothers and courage and initiatives (risk taking behaviour), 4th house- happiness, mother, landed property, formal education; 6th house- enemies, diseases, maternal uncle; 7th - spouse, relationships, desires, travel; 8th- health, loans, occult studies; 9th - dharma, general religiosity, father, wealth and fortune; 10th- work life and fame; 11th- earnings and income, 12th- expenses and foreign travel. These indications are very limited and the readers shall study the classical texts to know more on the indications of different houses. Malefics in the 5th and 9th needs to be checked for bondage and incarceration along with the 12th house.

12. The seventh house from the dasa Rasi is the Mana or the desires of the conscious mind. If the sun is in the 7th house, then the person shall have a desire to improve his career prospects and will either change a job or take up some courses etc for improvement. If the Rahu (opposed to the Sun and representing poverty instead of the Sun which represents wealth and fortune) is in the seventh house, then the mind shall work against his natural career growth and he may choose a profession that is less paying or may take some such decision that is more towards renunciation.

Venus gives the desires of luxuries and comforts while the Moon so placed gives fame and consequential success in social spheres, popularity, and fame and career growth. Jupiter makes one get fame due to very good karma or an inclination to teach while Mercury gives a desire to learn.

Mars makes one strive for excellence and to be the best in any line whereas Saturn makes one a mediocre, shying away from work and a loser.

Ketu is the cause of eclipse of the Moon and hence the results of this planet in the seventh house from the Dasa Rasi are the opposite to that of the Moon indicating loss of reputation, ill-fame, loss of position, ill-health and desire to remain lonely/ aloof.

In this manner, the effects of planets in the seventh house from the dasa Rasi should be

examined. 13. During the Narayana Dasa of a sign, the Arudha Pada placed in it or its Kendra, or trikona shall prevail and prosper. The Arudha Pada in the Dusthana (6th & 8th houses especially) shall lose significance, decay or be neglected.

DASA

SIGN

AND

DIVISIONAL

CHARTS

Pt. Sanjay Rath says that the real clue to finances is seen from the Nakshatramsa or Bhamsa (D27) chart. If the dasa Rasi has a beneficial Bhamsa (the cusp of the dasa sign in bhamsa), benefits accrue. If the lord of dasa Rasi is in exalted or debilitated Bhamsa, great opulence is observed, if in own sign the finances are very good and fair in friendly signs. In inimical Bhamsa, poverty should be predicted.

Similarly, the various divisional signs of the Dasa Rasi should be studied. The following guidelines can be used for analysing the dasa sign with respect to a divisional chart. 1. The placement of the dasa sign lord in strength in different divisional chart shall show good results in affairs related to the divisional chart under consideration.

2. The placement of the cusp of the dasa sign needs to be seen in the divisional chart under consideration; which must be well placed in the divisional chart in a kendra or trikona, for occurance of good results related to the divisional chart.

Note: Equal house system to be used for finding out the cusp of dasa sign. This is how it is taught in the tradition of Achyuta Gurukula.

Only if both the factors mentioned above are favourable, extremely favourable results are obtained in the said dasa, however, if one of the factor is unfavourable, middling results (both favourable and unfavourable) are obtained. If both the factors are unfavourable, the period shows strife in the areas indicated by the said divisional chart. However, one point of caution is that, one must analyse these results in conjuction with the results of the Narayana dasa of the division itself.

DASA 1. 2. Avastha

SIGN of of

AND planets lord placed of

PLANETARY in the the

AVASTHAS dasa dasa sign. sign.

The various Avastha of the planets should be examined as well for their results. Avastha

Readers are advised to study the classical texts such as Brhat Parasari Hora Shastra to understand more on Planetary Avasthas and their results.

DASA

TREND

Dasa Rasi owned by a benefic and occupied by a malefic or owned by a malefic and occupied by a benefic produces beneficial results initially and malefic effects subsequently. Dasa Rasi owned and occupied by malefics always yields unfavorable results while Dasa Rasi owned and occupied by benefics always gives good result. If the dasa Rasi owned by a benefic is occupied and aspected by malefics and benefics, after initial unfavorable results, good results follow.

The results of the Dasa Rasi itself are obtained in the beginning, middle or end depending on whether it is Sirsodaya, Ubhayodaya or Pristodaya respectively.

The whole of the dasa related to a benefic planet at the commencement and end, will be beneficial. During the dasa of the several signs, there ownership of houses will be felt.

During the dasas of Dusthanas owned by malefic planets, very adverse results will be felt towards the end, while the ownership of benefics gives some good effects in the beginning. During the dasas of Kendra/Trikona houses owned by malefic planets, the good effect are reduced towards the end while, if they are owned by benefics the initial period is very fruitful.

DASA

Vs.

TRANSITS

1. The effects of dasa are modified by the transit of planets in it during the period. Benefics bring good news while Malefics bring distress. Similarly with exaltation/debilitation of planets. Saturn transiting the 8th, 10th or Dasa rasi can be a thorn (Kantaka) in the leg making the journey of life miserable.

2. Transit Moon indicates the fortune while transit of Dasa Rasi lord indicates the bodily comforts. 3. Rahu transiting Dasa Rasi gives loss of name, fame and wealth.

DASA per their

PRAVESH natural

CHAKRA signification.

All yogas should be studied from the Gochar Chakra at the commencement of the Dasa as

The

Lagna

If the Lagna rising at the commencement of the dasa is beneficial and fortified, the malefic dasa will be overcome with fortitude and remedial measures. If the Lagna is evil and weak, remedial The measures may not be of much avail. Moon

If the Moon is well disposed in a benefic sign at the commencement of a benefic dasa, the whole period is beneficial. If an evil dasa commences with a benefic Moon in transit, the evils shall be within manageable limits or can be overcome with effort. The disposition of the lord of the Rasi should also be examined in a similar way at the commencement of dasa. The chart) with Dasa Rasi Dasa indicates the period of ill Rasi health.

At the commencement of the dasa, the association of Maraka planets (from the natal rasi

The house transited by Rahu at the commencement of a dasa will be damaged/obstructed during the dasa. For example, Rahu in the second house would indicate loss of wealth. Sun, Rahu or Venus in the 12th house from the dasa sign, at the commencement of the dasa brings losses due to the displeasure of government, cheats or superiors respectively while Moon joining them ensures such losses. Jupiter in 12th house indicates payment of huge
I will be posting a detailed article on the dasa pravesh chakra in near

taxes.
future.

ASTAKAVARGA

AND

DASA

SIGN

1. A sign having more Ashtakavarga points will yield beneficial results. Similarly the signs having lower Ashtakavarga point suffer during the Narayana dasa of that sign. 2. The strength and influence of individual planets are seen from the points they contribute to the Dasa Rasi. During the antardasa of a planet contributing higher number of bindus (4 or more) to the sarva-askatavarga of the dasa sign, the natural as well as the functional signification of the said planet shall flourish, whereas if the number of bindus contributed is less, then misery and suffering follows, related to the natural and functional significations of the planet concerned.

3. Along with the SAV of the dasa sign, the AV of the lord of the dasa rasi also needs to be checked. If the dasa sign lord has gained many beneficial points in its own AV, the

signification

of

the

dasa

sign

will

prosper.

ANTARDASA special condition. The antardasa is also to be rekoned from the

RESULTS dasa sign.

1. The antardasa can be judged the same way as the dasa, however there is one more

2. The antardasa of Rasis in the 6th, 8th, 12th from the dasa rasi will be adverse. 3. The antardasa of Rasis occupied by malefics will be adverse.

4. Death could also occur if a debilitated/malefic planet also occupies the trines from an evil antardasa. Good results will occur during antardasa having exalted planets or Jupiter in trines. If the Paka is aspected or conjoined by Jupiter, financial gains will be there.

DASA

SIGN

VS.

CHARA

KARAKA

The charakaraka represent the karmic bondage of various souls with us. It shows how their influence shall shape our destiny. Thus on one hand the influence of all inanimate beings can be seen from the Naisargika Karaka, the influence of various relations are to be seen from the charakaraka. There are 8 charakarakas and they govern eight kind of direct relationships 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Gnati in Atma Amatya Bhratri Matri Pitri Putra karaka Dara (kith and our existence; karaka karaka karaka karaka karaka karaka kins, karaka maternal they (own are namely: self) (advisors) (brothers) (mother) (father) (children) relatives) (spouse)

The Chara Karaka placed in the Kendra (1,4,7,10) to the Dasa Rasi attain strength, while those in Panapara (2,5,8,11) are weaker and those in Apoklimas (3,6,9,12) are the weakest. If a particular charakaraka is well placed from the dasa sign as well as well associated / aspected by benefics, that particular relation/ relative would prosper. The affairs related to various relatives can be studied by reckoning that particular charakaraka as the Lagna and judging the dasa therefrom.

When the influence of a particular relation becomes strong in our life can be seen from the association or aspect of the concerned charakaraka on the dasa sign. For illustration, if the

Darakaraka

aspects

the

Dasa

Rasi,

marriage

can

be

expected.

PACHAKADI

SAMBANDHA

Signs or planets in the Pachak, Bodhak, Vedhak and Karaka from the planet placed in the Dasa Rasi shall surely give their indications. For example, if Saturn is in Dasa Rasi, then the planets, Arudha Pada and sign/house in the sixth house from it shall be destroyed. The pachakadi sambandha is one of the cornerstone in Jyotisha shastra and is extremely useful in judging the results of both rasi or nakshatra based dasa. This shall covered in details in forthcoming articles. Sunday, March 06, 2005

The Karakas II
I have compiled this list of planetary characteristics from various classics. This shall help you in gaining better understanding of the planets and use them in predictions. The suffix at various places indicate the classics used for the compilation. They are as follows BPHS: BJ: HS: SV: PD: JP: DA: PM: Jataka Dasa Prasna Brhat Parasari Brhat Hora Hora Shastra Jataka Sara Saravali Phaladeepika Parijata Adhyayi Margam

************************************************************* THE Savita, Nature: Malefic Gender: Masculine Appearance & Disposition: Sryas eyes are honey-coloured. He has a square body. He is of clean habits, bilious, intelligent and has limited hair (on his head) (BPHS); Well proportioned body, is bilious and possesses pingala (tawny) eyes, has short hairs (BJ); Suns body is square; his eyes are pink in colour and he has sparse hair on his body and head. He does not live for a long time in one place. He is of lazy disposition. His knees are weak. He has pleasing face and delivers pleasing speech. (HS); The Sun has curly hair, sharp mind, Teekshnamsu and Ina SUN (HS)

Names: Heli, Surya (BJ); Aditya, Arka, Ravi, Bhanu, Bhaskara. Divakara, Marthanda,

prominent appearance, majestic voice and is not very tall. His eyes are honey-coloured. He is courageous, steady and of a complexion, which has a mix of red and green. His feet are not conspicuous (small in size). He is bilious and has sturdy bones. He is great and majestic. He has fiery rays and square body and wears saffron-coloured apparels (SV) Sapta temperament Humor: Bile Governs: The Planetary Complexion: Blood Colour: Copper Deity/ Gender: Male Panchabhuta: Agni Caste: Kshatriya Guna: Sattvik Abode: Temple Direction: East Period: Ayana Taste: Pungent Directional Day Ayana Natural Trees: Strong Robe/ Season: Summer Matter: Mula Material: Copper Natural Loka: Mrtyu Geographical river banks, forest, Age: 50 Loka (World location: Kalinga wood and Mantras years of (Vegetation) trees Cloth: Red based Strength: South Strength: Day based strength: Strongest (trees silken, among with (10th Time all stout Rough house) (Diurnal) planets trunk) cloth (Grishma) (BJ) (BJ) (JP) mortals) (Orissa) (SV) Strength: Uttarayana (BPHS), Devastana (BJ) (Purva) (Fire) Adhi devata: Agni red (BPHS), Cabinet: The Dark Red (BJ); Copper red Soul King (SV) (BJ) (BPHS) Dhatu: Bones (skeletal system) (PD) Diseases: Causes damage to eyes, loss of hair and thirst, fever etc. by bilious

Misc. Lordship: Snakes, wool, hills, gold, weapons, poison, fire, medicines, kings, aryas,

************************************************************* THE MOON

Names: Chandrama, Sitarasmi (BJ); Sasi, Sasanka, Vidhu, Soma, Nisakara, Seethamsu, Udunatha and Indu (Candr is Nisakara, as she causes the night. She is Seetamsu, as her

rays are cool and pleasant. The name Udunatha is given to Candr because Candr married the Nature: Benefic Gender: Feminine Appearance & Disposition: Candra is very windy and phlegmatic. She is learned and has a round body. She has auspicious looks and sweet speech, is fickle-minded and very lustful (BPHS); Well rounded body, much wind and phlegm, intelligent, sweet speech and good eyes (BJ); Moon is tall, tender-natured, brilliant in mental disposition, kind, skilled in policy, or politics and has mixed humour of wind and bile. She wears white robes and ornaments; her body resembles a well-drawn circle. (HS); She has an auspicious appearance. Her eyes are beautiful. She has mellifluous voice. She is fair in complexion, has an emaciated body, is youthful, tall, curly and short hair, is learned, soft, of Sattvik disposition, beautiful, phlegmatic, amicable to friends, has pure (excellent) blood, is kind, fond of old ladies, fickle-minded, Sapta Humour: Vata Governs: The Planetary Complexion: Tawny Colour: White Deity/ Caste: Brahmin Guna: Sattivik Abode: Watery Direction: North Period: Muhurtha Taste: Saline Directional Day Ayana Natural Trees: Milky Robe/ Season: Varsha Matter: Dhatu Material: Precious Natural Loka: Pitri Geographical Age: 70 Loka location: Yavana (World Pradesh (land (non stones years of of living trees Cloth: White based based strength: Second (such Silken (BPHS), to as New Strength: North Strength: Night the rubber clothes (4th house) (Nocturnal) Strength: (Uttarayana) Sun plant) (BJ) (Rainy) matter) (Gemstones) (JP) manes) Greeks) (48 West minutes) (Vayavya (BPHS); Kshana places Kona) (BJ) Adhi devata: Varuna (BPHS), Ambu (BJ) (Water) Panchabhuta: Jala Cabinet: The very fortunate Dhatu: Blood (Windy) & and wears clean Kapha apparels. (SV) System) (Phlegm) Mind Queen (Circulatory 27 (when waxing), Nakshatras) Malefic (when (HS); waning)

Misc. Lordship: Poets, flowers, eatables, beads, silver, conch, salt, water, arrow, robes,

ornaments,

females,

Gh,

sesamum,

oil

and

sleep

(SV)

************************************************************* MARS Names: Ara, Vakra, Kruradrik, Avanaya (BJ); Aara, Vakra, Maheeja Rudhira, Rakta, Angaraka Nature: Malefic Gender: Masculine Appearance & Disposition: Mangal has blood-red eyes, is fickle-minded, liberal, bilious, given to anger and has thin waist and thin physique (BPHS); Youthful, liberal bilious, fickle minded and has a thin waist (BJ); Mars is unsteady in mind, he is capable of wounding, he has blood-reddish eyes, he is bilious and depicted with fire and arms, his voice is rough, his belly is depressed and he is modest (HS); he is young, he has curly and shining hair, he is liberal (PD); The planet Mars is short, his eyes are reddish-brown in colour. He has a strong body. He is as bright, as burning fire. He is not steady in disposition. He has marrow in bones and flesh. He wears red-coloured apparels. He is more intelligent and is courageous. He is an accomplished speaker. He causes injury. He has short and shining hair. He is bilious in disposition and is Tamasic. He is adventurous and wrathful and is skillful in hurting. Sapta Humour: Pitta Governs: Strength Planetary Complexion: Bood Colour: Blood Deity/ Adhi devata: Subrahmanya (BPHS), Kumara (BJ); Kartikeya Panchabhuta: Agni Caste: Kshatriya Guna: Tamasik Abode: Place Direction: South Period: A Taste: Bitter Directional Day Ayana Natural Robe/ strength: Stronger Cloth: Red Trees: Bitter Season: Greeshma based based than ones clothes (BPHS); Saturn (Saturn is Burnt (Lemon clothes Strength: South Strength: Night the (10th house) (Nocturnal) Strength: Dakshinayana weakest one) Plant) (SV) (Summer) day (duration between two of Fire (Dakshina) Sunrises) Cabinet: CommanderinChief Red Red (SV) (Fire) (Warrior) He is blood-red in (?? appearance. (SV) system) (Bile) Dhatu: Marrow and Krudradrik (HS); Bhumisuta (SV)

Matter: Dhatu Natural Veda: Sama Loka: Mrtyu Geographical Swooning, Bile Loka Age: Young

(Non boy (World

living (16 of (Central thieves years)

matter) (JP) Veda mortals) India) (SV)

Location: Ujjain and

Misc. Lordship: Blood, Copper, Army, Red cloth, Minerals, Earth, King, Destruction,

************************************************************* MERCURY Names: Hemno, Vit, Gna, Bodhana and Induputra (BJ); Saumya, Vid, Jna, Somaja, Bodhana, Kumar and Vidhusuta (Budh is Candrs son and hence known, as Somaja and Vidhusuta Nature: Malefic Gender: Neuter/ in malefic ) association, otherwise (HS) benefic Eunuch

Appearance & Disposition: Budh is endowed with an attractive physique and the capacity to use words with many meanings. He is fond of jokes. He has a mix of all the three humours (BPHS); Gurgling speech, fond of joking and has a mixture of air, phlegm and bile (BJ); Budhs eyes are dark. He is well-versed in politics (or in policy-making), is of medium height, sometimes firm and sometimes unsteady, jolly natured, in touch with all kinds of news, witty, scholarly and has the composition mixed with the three humours (i. e. bile, phlegm and wind) (HS); Budh rules skin and is full of veins, arteries and nerves. He has an even body (PD); he is sweet spoken, but stammering in speech (DA); Mercury's eyes are reddish and broad. He speaks sweetly. His complexion is of green grass. He has strong skin. He is an extremely Rajasic planet. He is clear in his speech and is pure. He has a mixture of the three humours, i.e. phlegm, bile and wind. He remains delighted and has moderate beauty. He is skillful and sinewy. He is agreeable to all in dressing and speech and wears green Sapta Dhatu: Skin (all Humour: Tridosha Governs: Speech Planetary Complexion: Hue Colour: Green Deity/ Adhi devata: Maha Class) (BPHS); Vishnu Sudra (BPHS), (BJ, SV); Kesava Mixed breed (BJ) (Earthy) (HS) place (Uttar) Panchabhuta: Prithvi Caste: Vaishya Guna: Rajasik Abode: Sports Direction: North ground, Gaming (Trading that of Cabinet: Yuvaraj Green grass (Durva (Prince) Grass) robes. (BPHS, pitta, BJ) (?? kapha, (SV System) vata)

Period: Ritu Taste: Mixed Directional Day Ayana Natural Trees: Fruitless Robe/ Cloth: Black based

(SeasonStrength: East Strength: Both based strength: Stronger silken (BPHS); Water (Mild (Living Age: Young Loka location: Magadha couples, fame, (southern vegetation (20 in

Two

months) (Lagna)

day than soaked

&

Night Mercury trees

Strength: Uttarayana

clothes

(BJ,

SV) Winter) beings) metal

Season: Sarad Matter: Jiva Material: Bell Natural Veda: Atharva Loka: Patala Geographical jokes, birds,

years) (Hellish part (vanaspati) of and Bihar) gold

(JP) Veda world) (SV) (SV)

Misc. Lordship: Veda, writing, sculpture, medicines, expertise, minister-ship, speech,

************************************************************* JUPITER Names: Jiva, Angira, Suraguru, Vachasampathi and Ijya (BJ); Jeeva, Angirasa, Suraguru, Mantri Vachaspati, Arya, Brihaspati, Suri and Vageesh (HS); Ida (SV) Nature: Benefic Gender: Masculine Appearance & Disposition: Guru has a big body, tawny hair and tawny eyes, is phlegmatic, intelligent and learned in Shastras (BPHS); Corpulent body, golden locks and eyes, moral and is phlegmatic (BJ); Guru has stout and tall body; his eyes are neither big nor small, he is intelligent, well-versed in politics, or policy making has prominent bilious composition, is a very eloquent speaker, wears yellow apparels and jewels and is of noble disposition (HS); he is of virtuous disposition (DA); The eyes of Jupiter are somewhat reddish-brown. He is learned in Vedas. His voice resembles that of a lion. He is firm and prominently Sattvik. His physical complexion is akin to pure yellow metal. He has broad and prominent chest. He is always fond of virtues and is modest. He has firm and large eyes and is of forgiving disposition. He wears yellow apparels, is phlegmatic, fat and pre-eminent. (SV) Sapta Dhatu: Fat (BPHS); (Windy) Wisdom (BPHS), and Brain & happiness Cabinet: Advisor Jupiter yellow or golden (BJ) (Digestive Kapha (BPHS), Intelligence system) (Phlegm) (SV) (BJ) (Minister) Humour: Vata Governs: Knowledge, Planetary Complexion: Tawny

Colour: Yellow Deity/ Panchabhuta: Akasha Caste: Brahmin Guna: Sattvik Abode: Treasury Direction: North Period: Masa Taste: Sweet Directional Day Ayana Natural Trees: Fruit Season: Hemanta Matter: Jiva Material: Silver, Natural Veda: Rig Loka: Svarga Geographical loka location: Sindhu (Indusand when he is in (Living his Veda (Heavens) Pakistan and Afganistan) own house he governs Age: 30 based Strength: East Strength: Day based strength: Stronger than bearing time Mercury (Lagna) (Diurnal) Strength: Uttarayana (4th) trees (Autumn) beings) gold (BJ) years (SV) (SV) (SV) East (Ishanya Kona) (Month) (Priestly Adhi devata: Indra (BPHS) (Ether) class)

Robe/ Cloth: Saffron coloured ones (BPHS), Neither old nor new clothes (BJ, SV)

Misc. lordship: Auspiciousness, virtue, physical stoutness, prowess, mentorship/; guide/ guru/ preceptor, deputation, city, state (province), gold, bed, conveyance, position, grains, residence and sons (SV)

************************************************************* VENUS Names: Sukra, Bhrigu, Brigusuta, Sita and Aspujit (BJ); Bhrigu, Bhrigusuta, Ahpujit, Sita, Usanas, Nature: Benefic Appearance & Disposition: Shukra is charming, has a splendourous physique, is excellent, or great in disposition, has charming eyes, is a poet, is phlegmatic and windy and has curly hair (BPHS); Fond of pleasure, handsome, fine eyes and black ringlets and a temperament compounded of wind and phlegm (BJ); the body of shukra is very bright. He is fortunate, windy and bilious in composition, broad-minded; stout bodied, has a tendency to submit to women, has crooked eyes and is of deceiving nature. (HS); has stout body, broad eyes, wind and phlegm in constitution (PD); The planet Venus is beautiful, has long hands, broad chest and face, is very seminal, splendourous, has dark, short and extended hair, is of complexion, which is a mix of yellow and green, is sensuous, windy and Vaitya Pujya, Kavya and Kavi(HS)

phlegmatic, very fortunate, wears multi-coloured apparels, is of Rajasic disposition, sportive, Sapta Humour: Vata Governs: Semen Planetary Complexion: Variegated Colour: Variegated Deity/ Adhi devata: Shachi Devi (BPHS), Indrani (BJ) (Water) (Priestly class) Gender: Feminine Panchabhuta: Jala Caste: Brahmin Guna: Rajasik Abode: Bedroom Direction: South Period: Paksha Taste: Acidulous Directional Day Ayana Natural Trees: Floral Robe/ Cloth: Silken (BPHS); Strong clothes (BJ), Durable clothes Season: Vasanta Matter: Mula Material: Pearls Natural Veda: Yajur Loka: Pitri dung, diagnosis, Loka education, (World sexual Age: 16 Veda of enjoyment manes) and gold years based (BPHS); Strength: North Strength: Day based strength: Stronger than Sour (4th Time Jupiter East (Agneya Kona) (Fortnight) (BJ) House) (Diurnal) (5th) Plants (SV) (Spring) (Vegetation) (BJ) (JP) (SV) (SV) (SV) Strength: Uttarayana (BJ); intelligent, broad-eyed (Windy) (Potency) (BPHS), Neither and Semen & Passion white Cabinet: Advisor nor black has prominent Kapha (BJ); Comfort shoulders. (SV) system) (Phlegm) (SV) (Minister) (BJ) Dhatu: Sperm/ (Reproductive

Misc Lordship: Diamonds, ornaments, marriage, scents, friends, wreaths, females, cow

************************************************************* SATURN Names: Kona, Manda, Suryaputra and Asita (BJ); Kona, Manda, Sani, Krishn, Surya Putr, Yama, Pangu, Sanaischara, Sauri, Kala and Chayasuta (HS) Eunuch Nature: Malefic Gender: Neuter/ Appearance & Disposition: Shani has an emaciated and long physique, has tawny eyes, is windy in temperament, has big teeth, is indolent and lame and has coarse hair (BPHS);

Lazy, has yellowish eyes, lean tall body, stout teeth and rough hairs. He is of a windy temperament (BJ); has hard nails, teeth and hair, he is deceptive, he has long hands and feet, his constitution is bilious, he has prominent veins, is indolent and worried (HS); is lame, has deeply depressed eyes and is lazy. He rules muscles. He has an emaciated body (PD); Saturn has red and depressed eyes, emaciated body, prominent veins, is indolent, black-bodied and windy in temperament. He is a talebearer. He is muscular, unkind, foolish, has large nails and teeth, is very dirty, impure, Tamasic in disposition, fierce, shorttempered Sapta Humour: Vata Governs: Grief/ Planetary Complexion: Dark Colour: Black Deity/ Adhi Panchabhuta: Vayu Guna: Tamasik Abode: Filthy Direction: West Period: Year Taste: Astringent Directional Day Ayana Natural Trees: Useless Robe/ Season: Sisir Matter: Dhatu Material: Iron, Natural Others: Anthill Loka: Patala Geographical mean women, saleable Loka (Hellish Location: Saurashtra goods, poor people and world) (Gujarat) self-restraint (SV) (Non Lead Age: Extremely trees robes based based strength: Weakest (shrubs (BPHS); living (Extreme Cloth: Multi-coloured (BPHS); Strength: West Strength: Night among and Rags (BJ, Acidic (7th (BJ) house) (Nocturnal) Strength: Dakshinayana all weeds) SV) Winter) matter) (BJ) old ground (Dirty places) (BPHS), Heap of dirt (BJ) (Paschim) (BJ), (BPHS), Blue devata: Brahma mixed Black with (BPHS), black Kaha and old (worn out). He adores black apparels. (SV) (BJ) (Windy) Sorrow Cabinet: Servant (BJ) (HS) (BJ) (Air) Dhatu: Muscles (BPHS); Nerves

Caste: Sudra (Working class) (BPHS); Antyaja (Untouchables) (BJ); Mixed breed (SV)

Misc. lordship: Lead, zinc, black metals, inferior grains, dead relatives, fools, servants,

************************************************************* RAHU

Names: Tamas, Agu and Asura (BJ); Tamas, Asura, Swarbhanu, Vidhuntuda, Pata, Sainhikeya, Nature: Malefic Gender: Masculine Appearance & Disposition: He is black in colour, tall in stature, and of low caste; he has skin disease and hick-coughs; he is cunning, and speaks falsehood; he suffers from leprosy. Sapta Humour: Vata Governs: Ego Planetary Complexion: Sark Colour: Black Deity/ Caste: Outcaste Guna: Tamasik Abode: Forest Direction: South Period: 8 Taste: n/a Directional Day Ayana Natural Trees: n/a Robe/ Season: n/a Matter: Dhatu Natural Gurjara, Age: 100 Maharashtra years and (JP) Tailanga) Geographical Location: Southern India (Dravida country: five tribes: Dravida, Karnataka, Misc. Lordship: Mysticism, magic, strange events, enigmas and excitement, Renunciation, Paternal grandfather. Serpents, venomous reptiles, diseases, scars, courage, adventure, execution, Christians & Mohammedans, stones, mud, travellers, inventors, lecturers, psychologist, astrologer, thieves, widowhood, litigation, gold smiths, duplicity, aviators, sepulchres, ant-hills, mole-hills, crack & crevices, archers, spies, sediments of liquor, portentous evils, radio, aerial navigation, metaphysical studies, south-western direction, infamous character, inflammable gases, epidemics, violence, corruption, political plots, and exiles. He also differentiates between purity in love and impure lust. He causes birthmark in the body. Cloth: Dirty Clothes based based Strength: Same Strength: Same strength: Same as as as Strength: n/a Saturn Saturn Saturn West (Nairrittya Kona) Months (like Saturn) (HS) Adhi devata: Durga / Chandika Panchabhuta: None collyrium (blue mix) Dhatu: n/a (Windy) (SV) Cabinet: Army (HS) Bhujanga and Ahi (HS) (HS)

************************************************************* KETU Names: Sikhi Nature: Malefic Gender: Feminine, Eunuch (BJ); Sikhin, Dhvaja, Dhum, Mrityu Putr and Anala (HS) (HS) (PD)

Appearance & Disposition: He has a red and fierce look, a venomous tongue, an elevated body; he is outcast; of Smoky colour; has bruised limbs and is lean and malicious. Sapta Governs: Outcastes Planetary Complexion: Smoky Colour: Smoky Deity/ Gender: Feminine, Panchabhuta: n/a Caste: Outcaste Guna: n/a Abode: n/a Period: 3 Taste: n/a Directional Day Ayana Natural Trees: n/a Robe/ Season: n/a Matter: Jiva Natural Gurjara, Religious resignation, Age: 100 Maharashtra Sectarian principles, artistic (Living years and taste, literary beings) (JP) Tailanga) genius, pride, Cloth: Smoky based based Strength: Same Strength: Same strength: Same as as as Strength: n/a Mars Mars Mars Months Adhi devata: Ganesha Eunuch (PM) (PD) Cabinet: Army Dhatu: n/a

Geographical Location: Southern India (Dravida country: five tribes: Dravida, Karnataka, Misc. Lordship: Religion, Astrology, Moksha or final emancipation, intrigues, spiritual pride, dissimulation, mendicancy, bankruptcy, miserliness, ascetics, deception, quarrels,

biliousness, philosophers, selfishness, occultist, skulls, religious shows, assassinations, friends, charms, amulets, vicious tendencies, secret intrigues and association, and back bi Saturday, July 01, 2006

Tropical or Sidereal Zodiac

Many astrologers throughout the world use the Tropical zodiac which is most commonly named as western system of astrology. It has been a topic of curiosity why are supposed to be different and what is the basis of the difference. What is the implication on various factors on astrological divination, while we use either of them. Let me try to address this issue...

Tropical zodiac is based on the Earth's yearly movement around the Sun. The movement of earth around the is the cause of change of seasons. Can you say why? This is because of the tilt of Earth which is 23d 27m from the vertical axis. If the tilt was not there there there would not be any change of season. While the earth moves around the sun, the tilt changes with respect to the ecliptic (the plane of Sun and Earth's orbit). During spring and autumn, when the day and night are the same, the tilt with respect to the ecliptic is zero. While during the Summer, the hemisphere which has summer would tilt towards the face of Sun and the one which has winter would tilt away from the face of Sun. While seen from earth, the Sun would look like as if it is rising from the equator (where it is seen during equinoxes, spring and autumn) to north till tropic of cancer and then would go down towards the tropic of capricorn. So there is a change of declination (tilt as seen from the earth's equitorial plane) of Sun from zero to +23d 27m, then zero and then -27d 27m and then back to zero again. The cycle of Sun starting from the beginning of one of the euinox when Sun's declination is zero to again back to that equinox marks completion of one year, which is known as a tropical year. However, while on the Spring/ Vernal equinox, is the sun really on the beginning of Aries. The answer is No.. While on Sprint equinox now, the Sun is not in the beginning of Aries but it is somewhere at 7degree Pisces. You can check this in any astronomy program. Why is it so!

There was a time when the equinox was in the beginning of Aries and this was long back. However, this is not now since the tilt of earth is itself changing its direction, tracing a circle on the celestial sphere. With this the alignment of the polestar with the earth's axis is changing. This means that the point in which the equinox falls is itself changing. Astronomers found that the period in which the equinox is tracing the circle on the celestial sphere is some 26000 years (different views exists on this). So each year the equinox is preceeding with a rate of some 49.86 seconds. Over years from the time when equinox actually fell at the beginning of Aries, the equinox has moved backwards to 7degree pisces. This is the basis of the Sidereal zodiac. While seen on the sky the planets are seen as according to the sidereal zodiac and not in terms of the tropical zodiac since the tropical zodiac is based on the movement of Sun with respect to the equinoxes and not Actual starting of the zodiac. For convinience sake, the astrologers have aligned the equinoxes with the Aries and Libra, which is merely hypothetical and doesnot have a astronomical basis. However for true astrological reasons where the zodiac is more important than the equinoxes, the planets are seen in the zodiacal signs as they are.

Thus unlike the tropical year, the sidereal year is the movement of Sun from beginning from a point in zodiac to again back to that point. This year is slightly longer than the tropical year since, by the time Sun

reaches the same declination again (as it was at the start of the year), the equinox has moved little backward due to the precision of equinox and thus Sun has to take little extra time to cover up the distance to the original point of start in the zodiac.

For instance say Sun is in 7d pisces when the declination is zero i.e, at the time of vernal equinox. When after the one year cycle the declination again becomes zero at next vernal equinox, the point of vernal equinox would have moved some 23/24 arc seconds backward with respect to the zodiac i.e., 7 degree Pisces to 6d 59m 36sec. Thus the Sun has to move some 1223 sec (20 min 23 sec approx.) to come to the initial point of 7d pisces and hence the day length is little bit more than a tropical year. Thus the year length of
a

tropical year is 365. 2422 mean solar days where that of a sidereal year is 365.2564 mean solar days.

Summarising the whole topic, the tropical year is based on the Sun's return to the equator i.e., the point of zero declination or the equinox, whereas the Sidereal year is the Sun's return to the point of start with respect to the Zodiac (static background) and hence is a true measure of a solar year. However, since the sidereal year does not follow the declination of Sun, it would be out of synchronicity with the seasons. So, we can conclude that for the matter of measuring time for the perpose of seasonal changes, tropical year is the best suited, however for the matter of measuring time for judging the heavenly influence on earthly affairs, sidereal time is more suited.

Since the season (which is defined by Sun's declination) is out of synchrocity of the sidereal year, they come to synchronicity when the precession has completed 360 deg of the zodiac. This can be found in following ways. Get the mean tropical year, which is 365.2422; get the mean difference of the sidereal and tropical zodiac, which is 1223 sec; then number of years the two zodiacs to be synchronous = 365.2422 days / 1233 sec = 25,802 years or approximately 26,000 years. Thus the precession cycle as well as rate of precession (ayanamsa) can be found out by finding the actual measures of mean tropical solar year and the offset between two declinations (and equivalent time period).

Monday, December 18, 2006

How fixed is your opinion?


How fixed is you opinion can be seen from the Jagannath Drekkana. Jagannath Drekkana has been popularised to the Jyotish world by Pt. Sanjay Rath of SJC Tradition. When a sign is divided into three parts each of them constitute a drekkana. Jagannath Drekkana starts from Movable sign in trine to the sign under consideration. This means that for a movable sign, the counting of the drekkana starts from the sign itself, for fixed sign, the counting starts from the 9th from the sign and for dual signs the counting starts from the 5th from the sign.

Thus for movable sign, the 1st drekkana, for fixed signs, the 2nd drekkana and for the dual signs, the 3rd drekkana will fall in the sign under consideration and becomes the

vargottama drekkana. If Moon is in vargottama drekkana and in fourth house from Mercury, it constitute Sarada Yoga (a yoga for divine mother Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge). Such persons will be interested in literary persuits and seeker of knowlegde. They can produce literary works which stay in the world for long.

The decision making and others influence on the native's decision making process can be seen from the influence on the 10th house and the 10th lord's placement. Here we consider the nature of the signs falling in the 10th house. If the sign falling in the 10th house is a Movable sign, the person is too flexible in accepting other's opinion. If the sign under consideration is a fixed, the person is too inflexible in accepting other's opinion. However, if the sign in the 10th is a dual sign, the person is adaptable and consider the opinions or others in their own merit. The planets placed in the 10th house are the ones who shall try to influence in decision making of the native. However, based on the nature of the sign, the influence others make on native will make a difference on the native's decision making process. The nature of the planets and their natural significations and lordship will define the quality of the influence on the native's decision making.

If there are no planets in the 10th house, then the placement of the 10th lord shall show the flexiblity. To know this, based on the speed of the planets the planets are divided into three groups viz. Moon, Mercury, Venus belongs to the fastest group; Sun, Mars & Jupiter belonging to the moderate group while Rahu, Ketu, Saturn belongs to the slowest group. It is advisable that the fastest planet should be placed in the fixed sign so that the native has good flexibility to give other's due consideration. The moderate planets do well in the dual signs and the slowest planets are well placed in movable sign. If a fast moving planet is placed in a movable sign, the native gets swayed by other's influence too fast. Same way, if a slow moving planet is placed in a fixed sign, the native is extremely inflexible to accept other's opinion or appreciate their viewpoints. No one can change the opinion of such natives, once they have formed one. Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Discussion on Calendars
Here Q: Student: To watch and follow day to day life, climatic conditions, happenings throughout the world, calender is needed My to specify and to remember to correlate for futures. comments: is a Why discussion do on Calendar we with need one of a my student. calendar?

Yes. Good reasoning. The first calendar was developed to mark the seasonal changes so that right activities can be done in agriculture without missing the season. Again this happened due to the

realization that the time is cyclical and astronomical phenomenon such as seasons recur in a cyclical manner. Again they needed to know how much time has passed from a specific event, which is not possible without a calendar. When the civilizations developed, they need to keep track of such events. Anyway, since they were more tuned to the nature, they could see the patterns in seasonal variation such as heavy rains or light rain, hotter summer/ warmer summer etc and they needed a measure of time to mark these patterns with respect to it. When civilizations developed even further, they started keep track of phenomenon Q: Student: Calender My creation is based on the movements mostly on Sun and Moon. What such is the as basis Eclipses, for sighting creation of meteors a etc... calendar?

comments:

This is a narrow understanding. We can make calendars for anything which is cyclical. Hence there are various calendars in addition to those which keep track of Sun, Moon, Sun+Moon; such as one which keeps track of eclipses called metonic cycle which recur after 18 years. So basically anything which is cyclical can have a calendar.

Since calendar is used to keep track of astronomical events, there should be sound astronomical basis for creation of a calendar. Every calendar has a define start and end after which a new cycle begins. The start and end of the calendar should also mark with an astronomical event, else it becomes a arbitrary start or end point and thus becomes subjective, whereby different people can have their own start and end. Q: To How my many knowledge, kinds there of are calendar two types (around of the world) among do a lot you know? the

Student: calenders around world. 1. 2. My based based on on Moon sun transit transit in the into Chitrai the Nakshtra Aries.(Sowra) (Santhana) comments:

There are two widely used calendar used for measure of solar motion, one is for keeping track of season and the other one is for keeping track of Sun for astrological purpose. The calendar which is used for keeping track of Season is called Tropical calendar and year is called tropical year, while the one which is used to keep track of Sun's placement in the nakshatras, which is used for astrological purposes is called the sidereal calendar and the year is called the sidereal year.

Now take up the tropical calendar. Since its purpose is to keep track of Seasons, it should be synchronized with the equinoxes and solstices; which means the equinoxes and solstices should always fall in the same days every year. Why this should be so? This is because, the equinoxes and solstices decide the start of all the seasons on earth. Now you should be able to tell, what should be the correct start of the calendar, so that each year; beginning of the year is marked with such an event and we know that the calendar is not out of track when compared to the seasons. So when should the calendar start. Logically it can start when Sun is at the beginning of Sign Aries or Libra which marks the equinoxes or it can start when Sun is at the beginning of Capricorn or Cancer, which marks the solstices. But for whatever reasons, the tropical calendar starts when Sun is at 9Cp55; which is just a arbitrary position. Now lets take up the tropical calendar. Since its purpose it to track position of Sun in the Nakshatras, it should be synchronized with the movement of the Sun in the zodiac (nakshatra belt). If we do this, then at the same part of the year, the same nakshatra will be seen on the sky in a certain position in every year. For example if we follow strict sidereal calendar, then Aswini 0 degree will rise with Sun in the eastern horizon, beginning of every year. Since the length of the sidereal year is "almost" the same, the tropical year can be used to mark the rising time of the nakshtras over the sky at any part of the year. However, since the position of equinox is preceeding when seen with respect to the nakshatra belt, minor correction needs to be applied to the calendar, which is known as Ayanamsa Correction. Over time, the ayanamsa correction has accumulated to around 23 degrees. There was a time sometimes near 285 a.d., when the vernal equinox was at the same position as the beginning of the Ashvini Nakshatra, it was the time when the tropical and sidereal zodiac was perfectly synchronized. However now, due to the precision, the equinox actually falls at around 6 Pi 45. Have you wondered what should be the length of the day based for the tropical year? Since we are interested in the tracking the movement of the Sun w.r.t the Nakshatras, each day in this calendar is 1 degree motion of Sun in the sidereal zodiac. We can call this as the sidereal day and end of 360 such days we can reach the end of the year which is marked by the last degree of Revati so that the next degree will marks the 1st day of the next sidereal year. Now you should know, why in the nakshatra based dasa, the length of the year should be 360 solar days and not 360 civil days or 365 civil days (of 24 hrs each). The day length of a sidereal day is a bit more than the tropical day. Hence if we use tropical days in a dasa system, a correction needs to be applied at various places in the dasa duration.

Over the ages various civilizations used various calendars based on their need to track various astronomical phenomenon. It is interesting to study them and it can give insights into their civilizations. In India we also use the soli-lunar calendar, which is based on Tithis. We need the tithis for observances of various festivals. Since this is based on the both Moon and Sun, the feminine and masculine principles of nature, this calendar is extremely important. Also since this year is also dependent on the Sun, the year length is same as Sidereal Solar year (the name of the month is based on the position of the Sun in that month) and the day length is the one tithi each (12 degree separation of Moon from the Sun). If we consider the soli-lunar year has 12 months like the solar year, then 1year in this calendar is around 11 days shorter than the tropical year. Thus every three years, a correction of 1 extra month is applied to

synchronise this calendar with the tropical calendar, which is known as Mal Masa. Since this month is used only for adjusting purposes, this cannot be used for observances of any festivals and the original calendar will still take precedence. When we talk of start of month in this calendar, it can be mapped with either Amavasya or Purnimasya. There are two groups in India who follow either of them, the first one is called Amanta and the 2nd one is called Shuklanta. It seems like Amanta month is corruption which crept in with passage of time. It is suggested by great astronomer and astrologer Varahamihira to follow Shuklanta Calendar. This is also evident from the names of the month, which is derived from the approximate position of the Moon during the start of the month. Thus the first month Chaitra begins when Moon is in Chirtra Nakshatra. This can happen when Moon is placed in opposition to Sun at the beginning of the year; which shows that the name is derived from the Shuklanta principle (end of sukla paksha or bright half). Think on this and you will understand more.

There are so many more calendars which I will discuss when time permit Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Measure of a day
The measure of a tropical day is seen from the motion of earth around the Sun which cause Sunrise and Sunset. To keep track of time within the day, the day is further divided into Hours, Minutes and Seconds. Have you every wondered, if the duration of the day changed with time, how difficult it would have been to keep track of time with a watch which we all use! Fortunately the duration of the day is constant and any further subdivision is not tagged to an astronomical phenomenon; like the way it is done with year (tagging it to days which is marked by revolution of earth, keeping a balance of .2425 to accumulate each year). That is why no adjustment is necessary to keep the watch synchronized with actual duration of the day. Thus if a watch with enough power and accuracy is set inside a deep cave which does not have any human access and the watch is retrieved after thousands of years; it should show the correct time (as synchronized with the part of the astronomical day). Any variation to the length of the day (even by fraction of seconds) can have impact on the time of the watch! Thus any astronomical event which has impact on the duration of a day is important to note, so that the watch is synchronized. Now what should be the best way to sub-divide the day so that we can keep track of smaller measures? Well! various civilizations have various answers to this question. Since the subdivision is not related to any astronomical phenomenon, any such division will be just a matter of convention and ease of use. The most common sub-division is dividing the day into 24 hours. Now why 24 and not 30 and not 60? Well to understand this we need to go to the beginning of civilizations where it was first devised and followed. I am not sure about the rest of the world, but in Jyotisha Shastra it corresponds to 24 horas. Hora is derived from Ahoratra (A+HORA+TRA), meaning day and night and thus signifying the influence of 7 planets on human affairs.

Now anyone can ask, why do we need to link them to planets. I would say this is for the same reason, why the days are named after the planets! The convention which developed naturally (with development

of human consciousness) with time should have some merit! However, there is no further sub-divisions of Hora in Jyotisha, showing the lack of necessity of breaking time even further when it comes to human affairs. However there is another measure which is used for recording the birth time so that the horoscope can be casted properly. This is done by dividing the day into 60 ghatikas. Since the purpose is just to measure the duration elapsed between the time of birth and that of Sunrise or Sunset, there is no lordship assigned to them. Each of them is further sub-divided into 60 Vighatikas.

Vighatika is the smallest measure of time, which is enough for the purpose of casting a horoscope till the smallest varga (known so far). Lets see which is the smallest varga which can be calculated with the knowledge of correct Ghatika and Vighatika. We know that in the Rasi Chart, 12 lagna rises in a day which makes the duration of each rasi as 5 ghatikas or 300 vighatikas. This shows that the rasi can be divided into 300 parts to find the exact position of the lagna and this varga is called the ardha-nadiamsa. Based on the principles of Karma, it explains why a person would be born in that exact moment and not a vighatika before or after.

The current practice of measuring time within a day is a combination of Horas and Vighatikas. There should be a good reason for the measure to evolve this way or may be this is due to influence of multiple cultures on the place where it evolved.

The formula for conversion between these measures are: 1 1 1 day hour minute = = 24 60 hours minutes = 60 = = 60 2.5 ghatika ghatika = = = 3600 150 2.5 vighatikas vighatikas vighatikas

seconds

1 vighatika = 24 seconds

You might be wondering what is the meaning of the term Ghatika and Vighatika. The name came from the instrument used for measurement of the these ghatikas and vighatikas, which is a Ghatika Yantra. This is made of a Pitcher with a hole in the bottom and kept inside a pool of water. Ghatika was measured in terms of the duration for the pitcher to fill up and sink! What an innovative way of measuring time :-). Sunday, January 20, 2008

Precession of equinox and the yuga cycle

Note: This article is my personal opinion which may be misleading (so read with caution!). This does not represent the views and opinions or my Guru or my Jyotish Tradition.

The astronomers from the ancient civilisations noted that the occurrence of the seasons shift gradually with respect to the fixed start of the zodiac. Later this was attributed to a phenomenon called the precession of the equinox. Although the first

knowledge of precession of the equinoxes is attributed to Greek philosopher and mathematician Hipparcus, studies of the ancient civilisation such as that of the Mayan, Babylonian and Harappan reveal that the knowledge was quite common during those times, however lost with time.

The implication of precession of the equinox has not only caused the sidereal zodiac to precede with respect to the tropical zodiac with a constant rate, but it also implies a greater cycle is at work; a cycle which is much beyond our own solar system. This cycle is the movement of the vernal equinoxial point in the zodiac in an anti-zodiacal direction

Many speculated on the cause of the equinox and two widely known theories are postulated. First one is due to wobbling of Earth due to gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun and second one is due to movement of Sun in a bigger cycle. The most accepted reason behind the second theory is presence of a Binary Star. In the universe presence of a binary start system is quite common and hence Sun's movement in a bigger cycle due to a binary pair is not a rare occurrence. While Indian classics on Astronomy and Astrology supports the second theory, more tangible proof is expected to appear in future supporting it. Nevertheless, lets see why it is important to study the great cycle of precession of equinox.

Precession of the equinox is a well known concept in Vedic astrology, since the whole discipline is based on this concept. Unlike western astrology, Vedic astrology gives high importance to the Nakshatras or the lunar asterisms in addition to the Rasis (or the signs). When a planet is seen in the sky, in Vedic astrology it corresponds to its placement with respect to a fixed star in the zodiac, the Nakshatra. Since the normal practice of recording the planetary positions is from the vernal equinox (in the ecliptic coordinate system), it has to be converted to sidereal positions (as used in Vedic astrology) by subtracting the amount of precession that the vernal equinoxial point preceded so far from the time when the vernal equinoxial point actually aligned with the beginning of sign Aries or Nakshatra Ashvini. This accumulated amount of precession is called Ayanamsa in vedic astrology or Jyotish Shastra. The term Ayanamsa is derived from Ayana and Amsa where Ayana means the portion of the zodiac in the ecliptic plane and amsa means the angular distance.

From the observations it is found that the rate of precession (ayana chalana in Sanskrit) is not constant and varies with time in a sinusoidal wave form, making it inappropriate to apply constant Ayanamsa correction to the the tropical zodiac to derive the sidereal zodiac and a better suggestion would be to find the exact start of the zodiac from the astronomical observation and apply the angular separation of this point with respect to the vernal equinoxial point to the tropical zodiac. The duration of the grand cycle is observed to be 24,000 sidereal year (year measured from movement of Sun in Ashvini Nakshatra) while due to variation of the rate of precession does gives a impression that the duration to be 22,000 or 26,000 years if the variation is not seen in a bigger timescale.

Now does the grand cycle of the equinox correspond to the cycle of the Yugas mentioned in the Vedic scriptures? Although there are definite linkages with the precessional cycle with the cycle of yugas, there are some controversies too. Before we proceed with drawing the linkages, lets understand what the yuga cycles are:

It is said that in the life of Manu, who is governor of the "Manu"sya race (Human Race) there are 71 yuga cycles and each yuga cycle consists of 4 phases from brighter to darker. The brightest and most enlightened phase is the Satya Yuga and in the order of decreasing brightness are the Treta, Dvapar and the Kali. Among the 4 yugas, the Kali is the shortest and the darkest, while Satya is the brightest and the longest. If the duration of Kali is 1 part, the duration of the other yugas are

Dvapara- 2 part, Treta- 3 part and Satya- 4 part. Although there are unanimity by the scholars in the details I have provided so far, the differences arise on the duration assigned to each part mentioned above. One group of scholars believe that each part is 1200 divine years (each divine years is 360 human years, thus making each part as 4,32,000 years), while the other group believe that each part is 1,200 human years.

If we accept the duration of each part to be 1,200 years (human/ earth), then the total duration of the cycle would be 12,000 years and this correspond to half of the duration of the precession cycle. Like all cycles, the yuga cycles also comes in two major phase ascending and descending or waxing and wanning like the phase of the Moon. In the waxing phase, the level of consciousness increases as time progresses moving from the Kali Yuga towards the Satya Yuga, while in the wanning phase, the level of consciousness decreases from Satya yuga to Kali yuga again. If we accept this principle, then two yuga cycles will form a pair in a complete precession cycle with a total duration of 24,000 years.

Now let's have a re-look at whether the duration of the yuga cycle be 1200 divine years or 1200 human years. It seems that 1200 divine years could be a misinterpretation of what it was meant to be. The divine years are from Daiva varsha in Sanskrit. Daiva is from Deva and Deva is someone who is full of light. It could mean Surya (Sun), who is full of light and brighness and cause day. 1 daiva varsha could mean 1 solar year. 1 sidereal solar year would have 360 solar days and each day would measure 1 degree movement of the Sun in the sidereal zodiac. One must note that since the precession of the equinox as a phenomenon is related to the sidereal zodiac, the definition of a day should correspond to 1 degree motion of Sun in the sidereal zodiac and not the day which is caused by Sunrise & Sunset. Thus 1200 daiva varsha could mean 1200 solar years in which each year correspond to 360 sidereal-solar days.

If we accept that the yuga cycle correspond to the precession cycle, let's find out which yuga we should be in now. To understand this, we need to know when the Kali Yuga started and find references of association of Yugas with known time scale. If we try to tag the beginning of the yugas to the beginning of the sidereal zodiac, Kali yuga should start on February 11th or 12th, 285 A.D, when both the sidereal and tropical zodiac were perfectly aligned. If we accept this then the forthcoming years would have following duration:

(Note: All dates are as per Gregorian Calendar)

1. Kali - 1200 years: 285 A.D. - 1485 A.D. 2. Dvapara - 2400 years: 1485 A.D. - 3885 A.D. 3. Treta - 3600 years: 3885 A.D. - 7485 A.D. 4. Satya - 4800 years: 7485 A.D. - 11085 A.D. Total: 12,000 years: Aarohini cycle (Ascending)

If we go backward in time, the Avarohini cycle (Descending) would be 1. Kali - 1200 years: 285 A.D. - 915 B.C. 2. Dvapara- 2400 years: 915 B.C. - 3315 B.C. 3. Treta - 3600 years: 3315 B.C. - 6915 B.C. 4. Satya - 4800 years: 6915 B.C. - 11715 B.C. Total: 12,000 years: Avarohini cycle (Descending)

This indicates that we are currently in Dvapara yuga and 523 years have already elapsed.

If we find the angular distance the point of vernal equinox would travel in various yugas as per the association mentioned above, it would look like this (moving in an antizodical direction):

1. Kali : 18deg: Pisces 18deg - Pisces 30deg 2. Dvapara: 36deg: Aquarius 6deg - Pisces 18deg 3. Teta : 54deg: Sagittarius 12deg - Aquarius 18deg 4. Dvapar : 72deg: Libra 0deg - Sagittarius 12deg

However, this does not match with the currently accepted timescale for the beginning of the the kali yuga, which is 23rd January 3102 BC. If we align the yuga start and end with the this timescale, the dates will looks like this:

Avarohini Cycle 1. Dvapara (Descending) - 2400 years: 5502 BC - 3102 BC 2. Kali (Descending) - 1200 years: 3102 BC - 1902 BC

Aarohini Cycle 3. Kali (Ascending) - 1200 years: 1902 BC - 702 BC 4. Dvapara (Ascending) - 2400 years: 702 BC - 1698 AD 5. Treta (Ascending) - 3600 years: 1698 AD - 5298 AD 6. Satya (Ascending) - 4800 years: 5298 AD - 10098 AD

There are various other scholars who have even different opinions such as Yukteswar Giri. According to him

We are currently in the beginning stages of Dwapara Yuga, which began around 1699 A.D. This now puts us in the year 307 Dwapara according to Sri Yukteswar. Thus, we are moving closer to the grand center of our galaxy, and will pass into Treta Yuga around the year 4099 A.D. More and time and research into this area would help in clarifying the issue further and enable us to settle down on the phase we are in.

Now how can we use this knowledge? While pondering over this, I came up with an idea. We can equate the ascending and descending phenomenon of the yugas with the phenomenon of Lunar Phases. Here the middle of Satya Yuga will represent the brightest phase of Moon, full moon or Purnima and the middle of the Kali yuga would represent the darkest phase of Moon, the new moon or the Amavasya and all other time can represent one of the phases of the Moon. The aarohini yugas or the ascending yugas can correspond to the waxing phase of Moon while the avarohini yugas or the descending yugas can correspond to the waning phase of Moon. Here we can divide the zodiac into 30 parts of 12degrees, where each part correspond to 1 lunar phase. The first 12degrees from Aries (in ant zodiacal direction, which is 18deg Pisces to 30deg Pisces) can be associated with 1st day of wanning day, the shukla partipada which is ruled by the Sun. For ease of reckoning we can call this Yuga Tithi and assign them the lordship based on the Lunar Tithis. Since there will be 30 yuga

tithis in the twin yuga cycle of 24,000 years, the duration of each yuga tithi would be 800 sidereal years.

Since currently the equinox in around 6 deg pisces, which is 24 degree away from the beginning of the zodiac (Ashvini nakshatra) we are getting near to the end of Yuga Tithi Dvitiya (the 2nd tithi) ruled by Moon (care, compassion, relationship, mutual co-existence, preponderance of emotions). For next 800 years when Equinoxial point would be moving from 6deg Pisces to 24deg Aquarius, we will be in the Yuga tithi of Shukla Tritiya ruled by Mars. So what are we going to expect in the coming 800 years! Wars, Strife and Struggles all over the world. Mars also rules over rationality and logical thinking process as well as Engineering. Thus the world would see predominance of move individualism, rational and logical thinking over relationship, care and compassion and creation of some of the most wonderful engineering marvels.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Prana I: The time for casting a prana


Prasna shastra is a branch of Jyotish Shastra which deals with the prognosticating things based on the horoscope cast when a query is put to the astrologer. This technique is useful if birth time of the querist is not accurate or missing or to support analysis of the birth horoscope. Even though all questions can be answered with some degree of accuracy, through analysis of birth horoscope it is a good practice to draw up of the prasna horoscope to support the analysis. Since there is an element of free will in human lives, the assessment of natal horoscope can never be 100% accurate as our destiny is not only shaped by our karma in past lives but also in this life. Prasna Marga sums it up quite beautifully by saying that if the Prasna chart shows negetive things compared to the natal horoscope, the native's destiny has deteriorated till the time he asked prasna and vice-versa. Thus analysis of a chart should be a combination of the Prasna as well as Natal horoscopes.

The difficulty an astrologer faces for casting a prasna horoscope is the time and place for casting the horoscope. Unlike the place and time of birth, time of casting a prasna horoscope is not tangible. To understand what should be right time of casting the prasna we need to understand the dynamic involved in a prasna. Prasna is a tool which makes and astrologer a true daivagna or the messenger of the divine will. Although it would looks quite arbitrary from the way it is done, there is a deep meaning behind it. Only when the time is right for the querist to know more about his question, he will be inspired by the divine will to go to a qualified astrologer. Here is the astrologer just becomes a messenger of the divine will or just an instrument in the hand of the supreme consciousness. For this to happen two conditions must be satisfied; the queries should be sincere and the astrologer should be qualified. When I say a qualified astrologer, what do I mean? Prasna Marga states it quite clearly, which I can summarize as someone who has perfected the art of natal horoscopy and has the ability to read the heavens (positions of planets in the sky) and its signs (the nimitta and shakunas- the omens) and does his spiritual practice quite ardently (to connect to the supreme consciousness without hindrance).

Like birth of any being in this world in various phased such as impregnation, conception and delivery, the question also passes through similar phases. The impregnation happens when the question crops for the first time in the mind of the querist. Then when the querist ponders on the question and searches for answers, it is the phase of conception. The phase of conception continues till the question is asked to a

Daivagna. However the delivery of the question didn't occur yet as it is still in the process of delivery. Only when the Daivagna is inspired to draw a horoscope to that query, the query is said to be delivered. Since the medium of delivery is the Daivagna, the time at which he is inspired and his location at that moment is important in drawing up the query. At the time when the Daivagna gets the question, the happening in his surrounding offers cues to the nature of the question and the possible outcome, which are covered under shakuna shastra (the omens) and hence the Daivagna should be quite observant of any such cue Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Prana III: Lost Horoscopy


The basic requirement for Astrology is to have a Horoscope and the details required for casting a horoscope are the Date of Birth, Time of Birth and the place of birth. However, many times it so happen that the native who comes to an astrologer does not have a horoscope and he even does not know his birth date or time. In such cases, it is necessary to cast a horoscope for the native before venturing into the details of query. Although most queries can be answered using Prana alone, it is nevertheless to draw the horoscope for overall analysis of the horoscope. Since it is difficult to cast a lost horoscope it is not very popular among the modern days astrologers.

There are many scholars who have written on this subject. However, without the effort of Mukunda Daivagna who beautifully compiled all such views of the scholars and given his comments, these could have been lost as well with time like many other ancient classics on Jyotish Shastra. Among all the prevalent views of the scholars, in this article, I will be focusing on that given by Varahamihira and Kalyanavarma in their immortal classics Brhat Jataka and Saravali.

Lost horoscopy is an art of pinpointing the time of birth and the technique given by the scholars is quite systematic to pin down the exact moment of birth by zeroing in the order of Birth Year, Birth Ayana, Birth Seasons, Birth Month, Birth Tithi (lunar day) and birth Lagna (the moment of birth). In this article also we shall follow the same order of finding out the smaller measure of time moving from larger measures. Birth Year:

Since Jupiter moves approximately 1 sign in a year, if we are able to fix the position of Jupiter, we would be able to ascertain the year of birth, keeping in mind the approximate age of the native. Here is how it is done. According to the teachings of my Tradition, find the number of Dvadasamsa traversed by prasna lagna. In the derived Natal Horoscope, Jupiter will be placed in as many signs from Aries. For instance at the time of query, the lagna has traversed 10 Dvadamsas in the sign where it is placed, then in the natal horoscope, the native's Jupiter should be placed in 10th from Aries, which is Capricorn. The sign of Jupiter could be +/1 sign of the the arrived sign.

Another method which is given by Varahamihira is see the Drekkana rising the time of query. Jupiter will be placed in Prasna Lagna if 1 drekkana is rising, 5th sign from the Prasna Lagna 2nd drekkana is rising

or 9th sign from the Prasna Lagna if 3rd drekkana is rising at the moment of query. Birth Dakshinayana or Capicorn to Cancer which is known as Ayana: Uttarayana.

An ayana is the 6 monthly course of Sun from either Cancer to Capricorn which is known as

Both Varahamihira and Kalyanavarma are of the opinion that if 1st Hora of a sign is rising, then the birth is in Uttarayana and if the 2nd hora is rising, the birth is in Dakshinayana.

Birth

Season:

The whole zodiac is divided into 6 seasons with each season spanning over two signs. The names of the seasons are Grishma (Summer), Varsha (Rainy), Sarad (Autumn), Hemanta (Mild-winter), Sishira (Winter), Vasanta (Spring). The seasons are related to signs in the following manner:

Summer Rainy Autumn Mild Winter Spring The Summer Rainy Autumn Mild Winter Spring (Vasanta) : Venus winter ruler of winter: :

: :

Taurus Cancer Virgo ; : Capricorn; Pisces the seasons : Sun

; ; ;

Gemini Leo Libra Aquarius

Scorpio :

Sagittarius ; Aries are: & : : : : Mars Moon Mercury Jupiter Saturn

(Grishma) (Varsha) (Sarad) (Hemanta) (Sishir)

To find the season at birth, then check if there are any planets placed in the Prasna Lagna. If yes, then season will the one governed by that planet However, if there are no planets in the prasna lagna, the drekkana lagna lord will govern over the season at birth. If there are more than one planets in the rasi lagna, the stronger among them will have its say on the seasons. Check the stana bala of the planet as per the shadbala scheme to know the relative strength of the planets.

If there are mutual contradictions between the Ritu and the Ayana, then the planets can be exchanged as per following pairs:

Moon Mercury Jupiter <--> Saturn <-->

<-->

Venus Mars

For example, say the birth is in Uttarayana (Capricorn to Cancer) and the season is ruled by Mercury i.e., Virgo & Libra. Since Virgo and Libra belong to Dakshinayana, the seasons of Mercury needs to be replaced Birth by that of Mars, ruling Taurus; Gemini. Month:

The season of birth is shown by the drekkana rising, the month of the birth can be seen from half of the drekkana. If the prasna lagna rises in the first half of the drekkana (0 - 5deg) then birth happens in the 1st month of the identified season else if 2nd half (5 - 10deg) of the drekkana rises, birth happens in the 2nd month. Birth drekkana which day signify the (Solar season at day): birth.

The position of Sun can be ascertained from the amount traversed by the prasna lagna in the half

For instance if Lagna's position in the prasna is 17deg, this means 2nd half of 2nd drekkana is rising. Thus the native will be born in the 2nd month of a season. Since Sun has traversed 2deg in the 2nd half (15 20deg), the Sun's longitude at birth would be (2/5)*30 i.e., 12deg in the sign.

Birth moon).

Tithi

(Lunar

day):

There are 30 tithis in a month starting from Krishna Pratipad (1st day of wanning phase) to Purnima (full

The tithi at birth can be ascertained from Sun's degree in the prasna chart. If Sun's degree is 0 to 1deg, the native is born on the 1st tithi which is Krishna Pratipad. Similarly if Sun is at 20deg, the native is born at Shukla Panchami (5th day in the waxing phase).

Birth

in

day

or

night:

The next step to ascertain the birth time is to find out whether the native is born in the day time (Sunrise to Sunset) or night time (Sunset to Sunrise). This will help in reducing the number of possible lagnas to 6 out of 12 lagnas. The Night signs are Aries to Cancer (ruled by Moon), Sagittarius and Capricorn (reflection of Moon) whereas the Day signs are Leo to Scorpio (ruled by Sun), Aquarius and Pisces (reflection of Sun).

If day sign rises in the prasna chart, then the birth happened in night and vice versa.

Birth

Lagna:

Tradition teaches that the birth lagna will be trine or the 7th from the Prasna Navamsa Lagna.

Illustration: Prasna Date Time Time Place Zone: : Singapore Ayanamsa: Sidereal Body Lagna Sun - PK Moon - BK Mars (R) (R) DK AK MK PiK Mercury Jupiter Saturn 0 27 14 13 Time: Longitude 103 : : 8:00:00 E 51' City, (East 00", 1 N January 23, 3:45:05 of 17' 2008 pm GMT) 00" Singapore 23-58-19.26 22:48:37 Nakshatra Pada Rasi Navamsa 4 4 1 3 2 1 2 1 Aq Sc Ta Cp Cn Ge Cp Sg Sg Le Cn Pi Sg Li Vi Le Ta Le

20 Ta 04' 03.86" Rohi 8 Cp 42' 19.08" USha 18 Cn 28' 28.59" Asre Ge Cp Sg Le 28' 16' 04' 31' 53.04" 54.63" 29.21" 39.50" Mrig Dhan PSha PPha 4

Venus - GK Rahu - AmK

4 Sg 47' 29.98" Mool 5 Aq 11' 19.83" Dhan

1. Year of birth: Lagna in the prasna chart is in 9th Dvadasamsa hence Jupiter should be in Sagittarius at birth. Currently Jupiter is also in Sagittarius which indicate that the person's current age would be 60 years. The position of Jupiter could be in one of the signs of Sagittarius, Scorpio or Capricorn. 2. Ayana of birth: Lagna is in 2nd hora, which indicate that the birth happened in Dakshinayana, when Sun was in signs from Cancer to Capricorn.

3. Season of birth: There are no planets in the prasna lagna so that drekkana lagna lord should decide the season. Drekkana rising is Capricorn ruled by Saturn who rules over Sishira, the signs Capricorn and Aquarius. However since the signs fall in uttarayana, the season should be replaced with Jupiter's season, Hemanta, the signs Scorpio and Sagittarius.

4. Month of birth: Since lagna is in the 1st half of 2nd drekkana, the birth should have happened in the 1st month of the season i.e., when Sun transited through Scorpio somewhere between 15Nov - 15dec. 5. Day of birth: By applying the proportion of Sun traveled through the half drekkana we find that Sun should be in 0deg 24min Scorpio.

6. Tithi at birth: Sun is in the 9th degree, which indicate that the Tithi at birth was Krishna Navami. Which means that Moon was separated from the Sun by around 108deg. Adding this to the longitude of Sun, we arrive at 210deg 24min + 108deg = 318deg 24min = 10s 18d 24m. Thus Moon at birth should be in Aquarius between 6deg and 18deg.

7. Day or night birth: Since the prasna lagna is in night sign, the birth should have happened during the day time.

8. Lagna at birth: The Prasna navamsa lagna is Cancer, which means that the birth could have happened in Cancer or other watery signs such as Scorpio or Pisces or 7th from it, which is Capricorn.

Conclusion: This horoscope belongs to my Mother, whose birth date and time had some ambiguity. Based on my casting of her horoscope, here is what we can see.

She was born when Jupiter was in Capricorn, Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Pisces in Uttarabhadrapada Nakshatra. One must note that at the Kunda in the prasna is in Saturn's Nakshatra which is same as the native who is born in Uttara bhadrapada nakshatra. At birth Sun was in Sagittarius (instead of Scorpio as we found) and Moon was in Pisces (instead of Aquarius) as we found and she was born in Krishna Ashtami (instead of Krishna Navami that we found) and Sagittarius Lagna (instead of Scorpio Lagna) This shows that we are almost near (behind by 1 sign), but may be god didnot want to reveal the actual horoscope since the horoscope of the person is actually known. For those who are interested in knowing all the planetary details, I am giving them here. Body Lagna Sun - MK Moon - PK Mars - GK Mercury Jupiter Venus DK BK 0 12 21 Longitude Nakshatra Pada Rasi Navamsa 2 4 2 4 2 1 4 Sg Sg Pi Vi Cp Cp Cp Ta Cn Vi Pi Cp Ar Cn

5 Sg 01' 18.26" Mool 11 Sg 45' 52.76" Mool 8 Pi 52' 36.38" UBha 7 Vi 09' 17.01" UPha Cp Cp Cp 06' 14' 40' 44.66" 28.49" 33.92" USha Srav Srav

AmK

Saturn Rahu Ketu -

AK

26 19

Le

16'

26.38"

PPha Reva 3 Vi Ge

4 1

Le Pi

Sc Sg

PiK

Pi 13' 08.89"

19 Vi 13' 08.89" Hast

Posted by Sarajit Poddar at 10:57 AM

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Prana IV: Use of prasna arudha


There are many methods of prognosticating the nature of the query and the future from the Prasna Chart. I am narrating here one of the methods from the our tradition. This method involves use of a number between 1 to 108 to find the nature of the query, hidden aspects of the query and the answer too. There Method are two ways of using this method which are as follows: 1:

Divide the number by 9 and find the rasi and navamsa from the quotient and remainder respectively. Add 1 to the quotient to get the rasi in the following order, 1- Aries to 12- Pisces. In this case, 13 would be treated as Aries again (for number 108). Similarly the navamsa gained in the sign can be seen from the remainder. In this case if the remainder is 0, then it is taken as 9 (the last navamsa) and for such cases the quotient will not be added with 1.

For example, lets see what should be the rasi and navamsa for number 45. In this case quotient will be 5 and remainder 0. Thus the rasi would be Leo (quotient 5 and the Navamsa would be the last navamsa of Leo which is Sagittarius.

This principle is based on Navamsa since there are 108 navamsas in the zodiac, each number will correspond to a particular rasi and navamsa. Thus the duration of each number can be equated with 3d 20', Method Step 1. Find the Number which is the duration of 1 navamsa or a nakshatra pada. 2: Planet:

When the number is divided by 12, the quotient added with 1 will show the number planet. Since the number can vary from 1 to 108, the quotient can vary from 0 to 9. Here 0 and 9 signify the Sun (since 0+1 = 1 and 9 + 1 = 10, which is same as 1), 1 signifies the Moon ( 1 + 1). Thus in similar fashion, the number planet can found from the quotient in the week day order which is Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, In our example 2: of Saturn, 45, number the planet Rahu will be quotient of 3 the + and 1 = 4 i.e, Ketu. Mercury. planet:

Step

Find

placement

number

When the number is divided by 9, the remainder when added with 1 will show the rasi where the number planet is supposed to be placed. Since the number is divided by 9, the remainder can vary between 0 to 8, showing that the rasi would be one of Aries to Sagittarius. Place the number planet in this sign. In our example of 45, the sign where the number planet Mercury to be placed is Aries (0 remainder after division Step In Step prasna chart 3: our Find example 4: and count as the number rasi Find many houses rasi is and Leo by navamsa and the from it to as given navamsa prasna arrive at the prasna in is method 9). 1.

number

number

Sagittarius. arudha. arudha.

Bring the number navamsa to the rasi chart and count it from the number planet. Find the planet in the

In our example we have placed Mercury in Aries. Counting from Aries to Sagittarius (number navamsa) we arrive at 9 signs. Now we find Mercury in the prasna chart, which is in Sagittarius. Counting 9 signs from Sagittarius, we arrive at Leo. Thus Leo becomes the prasna arudha.

Principles

of

Use:

I am giving here the explanation on the use of the 2nd method using a real life prasna. Due to confidentiality, details of the prasna (who asked etc.) are witheld. This prasna was regarding theft of money. To allow the reader to cast the prasna chart, the details are given below. Date Time Time Place Prasna Zone: : 8:00:00 103 Number E 51' : December : (East 00", = 1 29, 11:26:51 of N 17' 2007 am GMT) 00" 45.

Singapore City, Singapore

1. The root cause: The Arudha Lagna (AL) in the prasna chart becomes very important. It shows the root of the problem. Since the arudha lagna cannot fall in 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 &12 houses, the root cannot be in these houses. Thus the root of a problem can only be traced to 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th houses. The exact problem / query can be seen from the lord of the Arudha Lagna (AL). It happens many times that the query asked is different from the root cause troubling the native. Thus even though a query can be of any thing, it can be traced to a root in the mentioned houses(3 to 5 and 9 to 11th). In an illustration which I will give below, the native asked about a theft. The Arudha Lagna is placed in the 10th house while its lord Mars is placed in the 5th house and co-lord Ketu is in the 7th house with 6th lord

Moon and the Karaka Saturn. Showing theft of money and also some 7th house problems. The theft was most likely done by servants as shown by the lord of the arudha lagna. The placement of Arudha Lagna in the 10th shows root cause of the problem is with authority and Venusine matters. In addition, Venus is the 9th lord showing her inability in explaining the situation to her father.

2. Queriest Mind: What's there in the mind of the querist can be seen from the Prasna Rasi, which our illustration is in Leo, in the 7th house from the Lagna with afflicted Moon, showing concerns of the native and inappropriate advances by male servants towards the native.

3. Hidden Answers: The hidden answers can be seen from the Prasna Arudha, which in our case also comes to the 7th house, Leo, which shows the the 6th lord coming to the 7th house with karaka Saturn and Ketu. This shows that problem of inappropriate advances from the servants towards the native. There could be serious trouble due to involvement of Ketu as well. The native was asked to fire the servant immediately. OM TAT SAT aturday, January 26, 2008

Nakshatra Devatas I
1. Ashvini Mythologically the nakshatra is ruled by the Ashvini Kumaras, the divine physicians named Dashra and Nasatya. Being divine physicians they are adept in healing, medicine, counseling and all other allied disciplines.

It so happened that aj had to penance for many years to gain enough spiritual str ength (Tapobal) before she got married with someone like Srya who is full of spiritual brilliance. However with time her spiritual energy withered away. To gain her spiritual energies again she left her shadow (Chaya) with Sun and went to a hermitage to do tapasya (penance).Srya had many other kids from Chaya (may be discussed later), when he realized the truth he rushed to find his real wife and found that she is doing her tapasya in the form of a Mare.

Ashvini Kumaras (two kumaras) are born from their union while she was in a hermitage doing penance in the form of mere. Hence the name Ashvini which means, born from a female horse. This makes them adept in horse riding, in many kinds of sports and any activities which require a lot of energy. Being taken birth from Srya, the divine time keeper and protector of righteousness, they are by nature righteous, spiritual and philosophical. The names of the Ashvini Kumaras, Dashra and Nastya imply bringing help and truthfulness respectively and hence the natives of this nakshatra are philanthropic and truthful. Being born from Srya, who is full of brilliance and effulgenc e, Ashvini Kumaras are also full

of such brilliance and energy. Given their age as kumaras (teenagers), they have high propensity to jump into activities without much thought, which makes than hyperactive. Many times, it displays their qualities of initiative, however, at many times it results in failures due to jumping into something without prior evaluation of pros and cons of their action. They are ambitious and has a strong drive to create something on their own such a new thought, attitude, ideology or mundane things like business, enterprise etc. Horse are characterized by nervousness, fidget and always prepared to run and so does the Ashvinis. 2. Bharani

Mythologically Bharani is ruled by the god of death Yama. Even though Yama is known by most as the god of death, the true meaning of Yama can be understood from Patanjali's yoga sutras which talks of the eight limbs of yoga (astanga yoga) and yama being the first of them, followed by niyama and so on.

Maharishi Patanjali talks of five forms of restraints (abstinences) which are Ahimsa (nonviolence), Satya (truthfulness), Asteya (non-covetousness), Bharmacharya (celibacy), Aparigraha (non-acceptance of gifts). It is said that Yama is the first person to fulfill the requirements of these 5 forms of abstinences and hence his name is Yama. If we understand the true nature of death, we realize that it is nothing but a phase of transformation of old and worn out state to a new state and also mean consolidation of old experiences and forging ahead of to pass through subsequent phase of new experiences. The meaning bearing out from these mythologies is that, this nakshatra is the nakshatra of restraint. On one side, this nakshatra represent anything and everything to do with death, on the other, it represents the energy of self restraint from materialistic indulgence and penance. In fact at the time of pregnancy, the mother of the child need to have a good amount of restraint to avoid indulging in anything, this can otherwise be detrimental to the life inside her. In the similar sense, in the developmental stage of any activity, over indulgence in anything else can be a death blow to the activity, since it may cause loss of focus. The symbol of this nakshatra is Yoni or the female sexual organ, which is the symbol of new birth. Thus this nakshatra symbolizes the pain and caution the mother goes through before the birth of the child. This nakshatra also represents revolution or breaking away from old and worn out practices since new life or concept originate after the old one has been dissolved. The energy and drive of Ashwini gives a new dosage of life to create something new, whereas the Bharanis energy see through the upheaval and change that rise to a new practice, idea or concept. Thus the natives of this nakshatra can be quite revolutionary in their ideals and do not tolerate things which are carried down from the past but do not serve the purpose. Since a change in the established practices is a painful process, the natives need to pass through painful phases in life, when they are hell-bent in changing

them. Usually such natives have a very strong character and they can withstand turbulences and turmoil in life with poise and equanimity and eventually grow stronger with each of their experiences. Each such experiences in their life are transformational and they are ever eager to take more such transformational journeys in life. Due to their propensity to withstand negative experience with poise, they are always still on their face, in spite of having a raging volcano or tsunami inside.

Thus the natives ruled by this nakshatra are transformational and revolutionary in their thinking and tend to break away from old and worn out practices to create something new. It conveys ideas pertaining to discipline, self-control, faith, firmness, enduring support, sustenance, nourishment, etc. However, under strong malefic influences, natives of this nakshatra may develop extreme tendencies, as that of criminals and terrorists.

3.

Kttik

Mythologically Agni (fiery element) is the ruler of this nakshatra and thus shows the tremendous potential lie within the purview of this nakshatra. Fire is the creator of all beings be it living or non living, tangible or intangible as it represents the energy required for the creation process. They like to take on big projects and are highly ambitious and selfmotivated. Due to the burning fire, which is every eager to destroy darkness and ignorance within, these native are ever eager to learn newer things. They are logical, skeptical, creative, enthusiastic, enterprising and skillful in engineering however their fortune is unsteady like the flames of fire.

Due to its fiery nature it is related to command, power, luster, glow, brilliance, and the creative force. However, Kttikbeing a female nakshatra, it dwells in passivity and requires, stimulus from outside to let loose its creative potencies. The symbol of a razor, which cuts and fire as deity which burns, it indicate wars, trials and tribulations in the life of native, where the native acts as the commander, trying to control or win over the situations. This nakshatra is often known as the seat of power and one in which Chandra (Moon mind) was born.

Agni is the god for sacrifice, which means it has the ability to burn up the negativities and purify things, a state which is attained after the fire sacrifices. The thing which is sacrificed here is the ego and the negative side of self. Due to its nature of burning up of follies, it has the power to give a new lease of life and guide the native to take corrective actions. Thus it has the capability to initiate changes in life, which helps in undoing mistakes and follies of past. Due to the fiery nature of the nakshatra, natives of this nakshatra have a cutting wit that can sometimes be sarcastic and critical. They are stubborn, aggressive and can be short-

tempered. Due to their fiery and independent nature they are likely to have strained relations with relatives, friends and spouse. They are well-versed academically, fond of opposite sex, bright in appearance, misers, of worried nature and achieve widespread fame. Their speech is usually harsh and do not show sense of gratitude to their well wishers, which eventually take them away from others and make them lone.

Due to strong fire within they have strong appetite and their thirst is difficult to be quenched. Hence, these persons are gluttons, fond of spicy foods. Mythology also states that Krittika is the foster mother of Kartikeya (Skanda), the commander in chief and son of Shiva. Thus this nakshatra also indicate foster motherhood among other things. 4. Rohini

Rohini Nakshatra is mythologically ruled by Prajapati, the progenitor, a form of Brahma which cause creation. Thus this nakshatra represent the creative energies of the universe and is also called a fertile nakshatra.

In mythology, Progenitor Daksha Prajapati wed his 27 daughters to Chandra (Moon), however, infatuated by the beauty of Rohini, Chandra tried spending more time with her ignoring other daughters. This infuriated Prajapati who cursed Chandra that his brilliance will wither away with time. This is why Moon's brilliance changes with time, while in Shulka Paksha, it increases, in Krishna Paksha it withers away.

Due to the predominance of fertile energies in the nakshatra, it is full of passion and sexual energies, which cause creation. As the mythology suggests natives of this nakshatra have attractive physique and seductive eyes. Psychologically they are quite attached to their consort and also suffer due to their intense desires to enjoy each and every moment of companionship. On the negative side, it can show obsession towards people of opposite sex. Moon gets exalted in this nakshatra suggesting the exhilarating condition of mind which is it attains when it achieves all their desires. Thus native are always in search for fulfillment of such desires which can make them exhilarated. Since they thrive in abundance, deprivation of anything can bring quite a bit suffering to these natives. Such natives are enjoyer of beauty and have a great taste for finer details in life, which makes them connoisseurs. They are extremely materialistic and get upset with others who do not measure up to their standard of taste and finesse.

As the myth suggests, natives of this nakshatra can be over sexed and use sex as a means to fulfill their desires and achieve their objectives. They feel comfortable in company of opposite sex and are always eager to befriend them. They have higher chances of having multiple sex partners at a time. On the positive side, they can make good artist/ fashion designer as their mind is fertile for imagination and creativity. Thus creative professions are

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Rohini is the birth Nakshatra of Lord Krishna who is predominated by Klim beeja (kama beeja), which attracts everyone and everything. His Ras Leelas are one of the manifestation of 5. this nakshatra. Mgair

This nakshatra is lorder by Soma a form of Chandra which is full of live giving force. It is mentioned in the shastras that the devas (the followers of Surya or brightness, knowledge and wisdom) are exhilarated by drinking somaras (the soma juice). Although some commentators interpreted the meaning of this as the juice of a creeper (Sarcostema Viminalis or Aclepias Acida), if once delve deeper in the myths, it would be clear that it is term given to symbolic life force which fills one with life and vitality; something which is cool and soothing and can be equated with Moonlight.

Myth related to the nakshatras narrate the story of Daksha Prajapati marrying his 27 daughters, the nakshatras to Soma, this symbolizes the romantic nature of this form of chandra who is looking for some form of companionship. There is yet another myth which says that once Soma got infatuated by the beauty of Tara, Brhaspati's wife, seduced her and eloped with her. From the union of Soma and Tara, Budha (representing intellect) was born. This caused tremendous uproar which made the gods intervene and return Tara to Brhaspati, however by that time Tara was Pregnant and subsequently delivered Budha. As the myth goes, even though Brhaspati was aware of Budha's illegitimate birth, he got carried away by his charming face and agreed to accept him as his son. From Jyotish point of view, this can be interrelated as involvement of sexual seduction, birth of illegitimate child and reunion of family after a mishap. Natives of this nakshatra are pleasure seeking, the way Soma sought after Tara's company and they are on a look out for some kind of sensational relationships.

Being full of creative juices of Soma, this nakshatra also represent creativity of various forms such as Art, Dance, Music etc. They love traveling, the way Soma travels through the Nakshatras once in a month. Being governed by Soma, who waxes and wanes with time, the natives of this nakshatras also experience vacillation of their mind. They seek pleasures and comfort in life and they find it difficult to rest their mind on something. They are eternal seekers like the symbol "Deer's head (Kasturi Mriga - Moschus Moschiferus)" always keep searching for the kasturi (Musk) although it is hidden within him. The thirst of deer is also known as Mriga-Trishna which indicate search of water (prosperity) in a desert (difficult circumstances). Thus the natives of this nakshatra are always thirsty and prosperity in this world of struggles. This can also mean that such natives are the true seekers of knowledge (water) in this world of maya (desert) and it is difficult to quench their thirst as it is psychological rather than physical. Thus under positive influences, the natives of this

nakshatra takes up studies of scriptures and dive deep into the hidden mysteries of nature. Soma is also related to the fire sacrifices which means burning the negative side of self to attain knowledge and truth, which makes the natives of this nakshatra interested in priestly and religious activities. The involvement of symbol of deer also indicate activities related to forests and hunting as well.

It is noteworthy that Shiva's consort Uma is born in this nashaktra, One who is full of motherly love and compassion. Friday, February 01, 2008

Arudhapada
Arudha pada is one of the very important concepts of Jyotisha Shastra, which deals with the image of the individual (or any other entity). Even though this is clearly described by Maharishi Parashara in the chapter padadhyaya and upapadahyaya and also narrated by Maharishi Jaimini in Jaimini sutras, they are not widely used by main stream astrologers. This article strives to demystify the concepts and predictive value of the same, so that it can be understood and used by the astrologers to fine tune their predictions. CALCULATION OF BHAVAPADA

The pada of Lagna corresponds to the sign, arrived at by counting so many Signs from Lagna Lord, as he is away from the Lagna. Similarly padas for other Bhavas be known through their Lords. The word pada exclusively denotes the pada for Lagna. (BPHS 29.1 29.3) The arudha (Pada Lagna) of the Ascendant (and other signs) is the sign obtained by counting as many signs from the Lord as it has progressed from the ascendant (or other sign). (JS 1.1.30) The pada of the lagna (or lagna pada or Arudha lagna) is arrived at by counting the lagna lord from the lagna first and then counting as many signs from the lagna lord. This can be equated to a mirror and image of an object; where lagna lord is the mirror here, lagna is the object and lagna pada is the image of the lagna. Thus, Arudha of an house is the image of the house against the lord of the house. The same Bhava or the 7th from it does not become its pada. When the pada falls in the same Bhava, the 10th there from be treated, as its pada. Similarly, when the 7th becomes the pada of a Bhava, the 4th from the original Bhava in question be treated, as its pada. If the ruler of a Bhava be in the 4th from the Bhava, then the very Bhava occupied be noted, as the Pada. (BPHS 29.4 29.5) If the Lord of sign is in the fourth from it, the fourth house becomes the Arudha. (JS 1.1.31) If the Lord of a sign is in the seventh from it, then the tenth house becomes the Arudha. (JS

1.1.32) Since the image and the real object cannot be the same, similarly the arudha of a house cannot fall in the house itself. Here 7th house from the concerned house is also considered to be as real as the concerned house itself; hence the arudha cannot fall in the 7th house also. Thus, whenever the Arudha pada of a sign falls in the sign itself or the 7th from the sign, then the final arudha is arrived by counting 10 signs from Names Names 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. CALCULATION OF Karmapada / Rogapada Darapada Maranapada/ Matrpada Mantrapada/ / / / of the 12 Arudhas are Lagnapada Dhanapada Vikramapada Sukhapada Putrapada Shatrupada Kalatrapada Mrtyupada Pitrpada Rajyapada Labhapada Vyayapada GRAHAPADA the intermediate arudha.

Note the position of a Graha and see how many Signs away is its own Sign with reference to its position. Count so many Signs from the said own Sign and the resultant Sign will become the Arudha of the Graha. If a Graha owns two Signs, or, if a Sign is owned by two Grahas; consider the stronger and declare effects accordingly (BPHS 29.629.7).

Like bhava pada is found by finding the image of the bhava against the bhava lord, the graha pada is found by finding the image of the graha against its sign. Thus count the number of signs from the Graha to its sign, then count as many signs from the concerned sign.

ARUDHA

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If the 11th from Lagnapada is occupied, or aspected by planets, the native will be happy and rich. If a benefic is related to the eleventh from the Lagnapada, the wealth will come through various fair means; however a malefic will confer wealth through questionable means. If both benefics and malefics influence the eleventh, then sometimes the gains are from fair means and sometimes from questionable means or it can be both means simultaneously, based on the strength of the planets to confer results (with regards to the strength, we can use the sthana-bala of the planet). If

the planet in consideration is in exaltation, mulatrikona, own sign or friendly sign, there will be plenty of gains and plenty of happiness, commensurating the strength of the planets so placed. (BPHS 29.8 29.11)

A planet influencing [1] the eleventh house (from lagnapada) is the harbinger of prosperity (and indicates the sources of enrichment/ wealth). Benefics influencing the 11th indicate gains through righteous means or legally acceptable methods. Malefics influencing the 11th indicate gains through questionable and illegal means. Exaltation, own sign placement etc. of the planet influencing should be considered. (JS 1.3.2JS 1.3.5)

If a malefic planet aspecting/conjoining the eleventh (from Arudha lagna) simultaneously joins/aspect the sixth house, the income is surely from questionable means. The sources of such income have been indicated by Jaimini in subsequent verses. However, the sign and aspects should also be considered. Similarly, inferences can be made from the lord of eleventh house from Arudha lagna. 11th house is known as Labha bhava or the house of gains. If there are planets placed in or aspecting the 11th from Arudha Lagna, the native shall gain from the sources indicated by those planets. Thus if benefics aspect or associate with the 11th house from the arudha lagna, the gains shall from benefic means, while malefics influencing such house shall show gains from questionable means. The strength of planets influencing the 11th shall be in increasing order of lordship aspect placement. The source of income shall be indicated in following ways:

The natural significations of the planets such as Jupiter related to priesthood, consulting, advising etc. Venus with things related to sea, gems, beauty items etc.The relationship signified by the planets. Thus, if Sun is placed in the 11th from arudha lagna, the native shall gain from the govt., father etc.The relationships signified by the movable significations (chara karakatva) of the planets. Thus, if darakaraka is placed in the 11th from AL, there can be gains from wife or partnership.Upagrahas can also influence the source of income. Thus Gulikas or Mandis placement can show gain from poisonous materials etc.Placement of other arudha padas show gains due to influence of the things related to such arudha padas[2]. If the planet is exalted or debilitated, a high level of income is indicated; if in own sign above average income; if in friendly signs, average income and in inimical signs, below average income. Following (to table can be used for be judging the quantum of gains. included)

If a malefic planet aspecting/conjoining the eleventh (from Arudha Lagna) simultaneously joins/ aspect the sixth house, the income is surely from questionable means. The sources of such income have been indicated by Jaimini in subsequent verses. However, the sign and aspects should also be considered. Similarly, inferences can be made from the lord of eleventh house from Arudha Lagna.

If the 12th from Lagnapada is not aspected, as the 11th from Lagna Pada receives a Drishti from a Graha, then the gains will be uninterrupted (BPHS 29.12)

12th house is the house of losses or Vyaya bhava. It shows the nature of expenses. If there are more planets influencing the 12th house either by placement or aspect or lordship, than 11th house, the house of gains, then the expenditure shall be more than the income. However, if more planets influence the 11th, as compared to 12th, income shall be more than expenditure and there shall be saving. Astakavarga can also be studied in this context, if there are more rekhas in the 11th house than 12th house in sarvastakavarga, the gains shall be higher than expenses.

QUANTUM aspect 11th from

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The quantum of gains will correspond to the number of Grahas placed in the 11th from the Lagnapada

If there is Argala for the said 11th, there will be more gains, while a benefic Argala will bring still more gains. If the said benefic, causing Argala is in his exaltation Sign, the gains will be still higher. If the said 11th receives a Drishti from a benefic from Lagna, the 9th etc., gains will increase in the ascending order. In all these cases, the 12th from the Lagnapada should simultaneously be free from malefic association. A benefic, placed in Lagna, giving a Drishti to the 11th from Arudha Lagna will be still beneficial. If the Drishti is from the 9th from Lagna, it will confer much more gains. (BPHS 29.13 29.15)

The quantum of gains can be seen from the number of planets influencing the 11th house from Lagnapada. The influence could be due to placement, aspect or argala. There are two more considerations to this; which are houses from where the planets are aspecting or having argala and the dignity of the influencing planets. If the planets aspecting or giving argala on the 11th from Lagnapada are placed in the Lagna or the 9th house (from lagna), the gains shall be substantially higher. Similarly, if the influencing planets are placed in either exaltation, mulatrikona or own sign or friendly sign, the gains are higher too. Thus the proportion of the quantum can be understood by studying the houses involved as well as the dignity of the influencing planets.

This is to note that the aspecting planets as well as the argala causing planet shall bring the houses (from Lagna) it is placed in also into the picture and they (the houses) shall also influence the source of gains. If the 12th from Lagna Pada receives a Drishti from, or is in conjunction with both benefics and malefics, there will be abundant earnings, but plenty of expenses. The benefic will cause through fair means, malefic through unfair means and mixed Grahas through both fair and unfair means. (BPHS 29.16 29.17)

Planets conjoining or aspecting the twelfth house from Arudha lagna cause losses and expenses. (JS 1.3.6)

The sources of expenses can be shown by the 12th from the lagna pada. The planets which show different sources of income while influencing the 11th from lagna pada shall show sources of expenditure while placed in the 12th.

If the 12th from Lagna Pada is conjunct Sun, Venus or Rahu, there will be loss of wealth through the king. Moon, giving a Drishti to the trio mentioned above, will specifically cause more such losses. If Mercury is in the 12th from Lagna Pada and is yuti with, or receives a Drishti from a benefic, there will be expenses through paternal relatives. A malefic so related to the said Mercury will cause loss of wealth through disputes. If Jupiter is in the 12th from Lagna Pada, receiving a Drishti from others, the expenses will be through taxes. If Saturn is in the 12th from Lagna Pada along with Mars and receives a Drishti from others, the expenses will be through ones co -born. (BPHS 29.18 29.21)

The Sun, Rahu & Venus influencing the twelfth house show losses/expenses due to the king. (JS 1.3.7) The king in todays context should imply Government, and top politicians in power if it is the Sun. Government action like penalty payments; fines etc are indicated by Rahu. Venus indicates expenses on entertainment etc of middle & lower level bureaucrats.

If the Moon also aspects the twelfth house (with the Sun, Venus or Rahu) these losses are sure to accrue. (JS 1.3.8)

The lunar aspect/conjunction of the twelfth from Arudha lagna will cause trouble from the king provided either one or more of the Sun, Venus or Rahu also aspects/conjoins the twelfth house.

Jupiter aspecting or conjoining the twelfth shows expenses on account of taxes, tolls etc. (JS 1.3.9) Mars and/or Saturn aspecting (or conjoining) the twelfth shows losses through younger and /or elder brothers (or co-borns) respectively. (JS 1.3.10)

Mercury aspecting or conjoining the twelfth indicates losses through litigations or due to cousins and other relatives. (JS 1.3.11)

In these slokas, maharishi Parashara gives the sources of expenses by various planets. In no way this list

is comprehensive and the learned astrologers need to use their knowledge of planetary significations to know the possible sources of expenses. However this list serves as a guideline. The sources of expenses indicated by various planets are as follows:

Sun, Venus or Rahu: Losses through king (govt. fines or penalties). The aspect of Moon on this combination confirms this. It should be noted that even if one planet among Sun, Venus or Rahu is placed in the 12th aspected by Moon, the native has to pay heavy fines to the govt.

Mercury represents relatives (paternal) and presence of Mercury in the 12th can indicate losses due to paternal relatives; however if such Mercury is afflicted by malefics, then the person can lose money due to court cases and disputes. This is to note here that, if malefics afflict the planets in the 12th, the expenditure shall be due to some troubles, where the native is forced to spend, whereas aspect of benefics shall make the nature of expenditure something benevolent.

Jupiter is the karaka for wealth and if it is placed in the 12th (or otherwise influence) then the source shall be due to payments of taxes. Even though payment of taxes is a regular feature for most nations; in such cases, this would mean that the native has to pay exorbitantly heavy taxes.

Mars and Saturn rules one younger or elder co-borns and influecen of these planets show expenses due to younger or elder co-borns.

Thus in these slokas, Maharishi Parashara not only gave the indications on the nature of expensed related to different planets, he also indicated that:

The sources can be seen from the natural significations of the planets.Aspect of benefics shows milder forms of expenses whereas aspect of malefics shows harsher forms of expensesThe relations shown by the planets can contribute to the sources of expenses such as Sun- father, Moon- mother, Mars- younger siblings etc.

Whatever sources of expenses are indicated above with reference to the 12th from Lagna Pada, gains through similar sources will occur, if Labh Bhava so features with reference to Lagna Pada. (BPHS 29.22)

The sources of expenses (indicated in Stanza 1.3.7. to 1.3.11) will indicate the sources of gains if the concerned planets are in the eleventh house. (JS 1.3.12)

The sources of gains can be similarly found, as the sources of expenses, if the planets influence the 11th from lagna pada.

7TH

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LAGNAPADA

7th sign from the Lagna or the Arudha Lagna goes by the term of Dwara or door. It is said that the soul enters the world from the 7th and sits in the Lagna and also it leaves the world from the 7th house. Similarly, the perception of the native goes by the 7th from Arudha Lagna. It can be said that whatever the native does (as shown by the arudha lagna), the key to that is in the 7th from arudha lagna. Malefics in the 7th from AL can cause severe blockades whereas benefics becomes the foremost supporters. If Rahu or Ketu is placed in the 7th from Lagna Pada, the native will be troubled by disorders of the stomach, or by fire. (BPHS 29.23)

Rahu or Ketu in the seventh house (from Arudha lagna) indicates diseases in the stomach region. (JS 1.3.13)

Digestive fire is governed by Sun and in a horoscope, affliction to Sun can show digestive troubles or acidity. Nodes are known for afflicting Sun and causing eclipses. If they are placed in the 7th from lagna pada, it causes disturbances related to fire in the natives life. This can manifest in terms of digestive troubles or other troubles related to fire.

Maharishi Jaimini qualifies it further saying that, there shall be stomach disorder. This canbe further understood as the planets and signs influencing the nodes in the seventh house indicate the specific part of the middle body or stomach. For example, Jupiter aspecting Rahu in the seventh would indicate liver complaints. This sloka gives us a clue on how to treat the placement of other malefics in the 7th from lagna pada. Whenever a malefic is placed in the 7th, it shows trouble due to affliction of body parts represented by its enemies. Thus, if Saturn is placed, the native can have bone related troubles (ruled by Sun) or if Sun is placed, Placement the of native can have in the nerve 7th troubles is (ruled extremely by Saturn). auspicious.

benefics

Should there be Ketu in the 7th from Lagna Pada, receiving a Drishti from, or being yuti with another malefic, the native will be adventurous, will have (prematurely) grey hair and a big male organ. (BPHS 29.24)

Ketu in the seventh house indicates prematurely graying hair or an elongated penis. (JS 1.3.14)[3] Presence any of Jupiter, Venus or/ and Moon be in the 7th from Lagna Pada, the native will be very Moon, Jupiter or Venus wealthy. in the seventh cause (BPHS prosperity and wealth. (JS 29.25) 1.3.15)

Benefics such as Jupiter, Venus or Moon are extremely auspicious and confer great wealth to the native.

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Whether a benefic, or a malefic, if be exalted in the 7th from Lagna Pada, the native will be affluent and be famous. (BPHS 29.26)

Exalted planets in the seventh house also bring in wealth and prosperity. (JS 1.3.16) Malefics when exalted give very auspicious results as it loses its sting of maleficence. If such planets are placed in the 7th from lagna pada, the native becomes affluent and famous. While benefics are exalted in the 7th from AL, it is extremely auspicious as it make them even greater benefics and confer wealth and fame to the native. This can be extended to placement of the planets in Mulatrikona, Own house or friendly house.

On the contrary, if the malefics are debilitated in the 7th, it can cause havoc in the life of the native. Benefics debilitated in the 7th shall also become inauspicious, however to a lesser degree than the malefics.

2ND also be considered from

FROM the 2nd of Lagna Pada.

LAGNAPADA (BPHS 29.27)

O Brahmin, these Yogas, as narrated by me with reference to the 7th from Lagna Pada, should

Like the 7th from the lagna pada has the ability to block the resources reaching the lagna pada, 2nd house from lagna pada is equally important since it is the sustainer of the lagna pada. Benefics placed here shall have benefic argala on the lagna pada and shall show rise of the lagna pada, while malefics here shall show fall and death of the lagna pada.

Anyone of Mercury, Jupiter and Venus being exalted in the 2nd from Lagna can make the native rich. Moon, Jupiter or Venus in the (BPHS second cause prosperity and wealth. (JS 29.28) 1.3.15)

Exalted planets in the second house also bring in wealth and prosperity. (JS 1.3.16) Like the 7th from Lagna pada, presence of strong benefics in the 2nd from lagna pada is a great boon as it confers great riches to the native. In addition to this, Maharishi Jaimini adds that even if an exaltaed planer is placed in the 2nd from Arudha Lagna, it can bring wealth and prosperity. Since, it is already said that benefics in the 2nd can bring prosperity, it is understood from 1.3.16 sutra of Maharishi Jaimini, that malefics placed in exaltation in the 2nd can also bring riches.

However, when stanza 29.28 of BPHS is read inconjunction with sutra 1.3.16 of JS, it is understood that

debilitated or afflicted planets (even benefics) in the 2nd house from lagnapada can be disasterous to natives finances.

While Maharishi Parashara chose to include Mercury in the wealth giving combination, in addition to Jupiter and Venus; Maharishi Jamini chose to include Moon in the list. Thus to generalise it, we can say that all the benefics Jupiter, Venus, Mercury & Moon, while placed in the 2nd with strength shall bring enormous riches. All classics unanimously agree that unassociated Mercury (not associated with malefics) and Moon with strong paksha bala (Shukla Ekadasi to Krsna Panchami) are considered to be strong.

The Yogas so far stated by me with reference to Lagna Pada be similarly evaluated from Karakamsa as well. (BPHS 29.29)

The verses pertaining to Swamsa (1.2.XX) also apply to the Arudha lagna. (JS 1.3.17) This is very important statement whereby Maharishi asks as the Jyotisha to see the wealth from the 2nd from karakamsa as well. Even though lagna pada and karakamsa are very different in their nature, they can show similar things. The only difference would be, how much resources he is given due to his past merit need to be seen from karakamsa, whereas how much the native make out of the current situations are to be seen from the 2nd from lagna pada.

If Mercury is in the 2nd from lagnapada, the native will Lord over the whole country. Venus in the 2nd from lagnapada will make one a poet or a speaker. (BPHS 29.30)

When Mercury is well placed in the 2nd house from the lagna, it can bestow the native lordship over a whole country. However, this needs to be studied with other rajayogas in the horoscope. In the event of absence of strong rajayoga in a horoscope, this might only give wealth and not lordship over a country or a region.

In addition to bestow wealth on the native Venuss placement in the 2nd from Lagnapada can confer eloquence in speech or the native can become poetic too. This should be noted that Venus, influencing the trines to the navamsa lagna or karakamsa can also bestow similar traits on the native.

LAGNAPADA Brhat

VS Parashari

DHANAPADA Hora

AND

DARAPADA Shastra:

If the Darapada falls in an angle, or in a trine, counted from Lagnapada, or, if Lagnapada and Darapada both have strong Grahas, the native will be rich and be famous in his country.If the

Darapada falls in the 6th, 8th or 12th from Lagnapada, then the native will be poor.If Lagnapada and the 7th therefrom, or an angle, a trine, an Upachaya therefrom is occupied by a strong Graha, there will be happiness between the husband and wife.If Lagnapada and Darapada are mutually in Kendras, or Konas, there will be amity between the couple. If these be in mutually 6th, 8th or 12th, doubtlessly mutual enmity will crop up.O Brahmin! Similarly mutual relationship, or gain, or loss through son etc. are known, based on Lagnapada and the relative Bhavapada.If Lagnapada and Darapada are in mutual Kendra, or 3rd and 11th, or in Konas, the native will be a king, ruling the earth.Similar deductions are made with reference to mutual positions of Lagnapada and Dhanapada. (BPHS 29.30 29.37)

Jaimini

Sutras

The darapada in a quadrant or trine (from Arudha Lagna) brings the blessing of Sri Devi (i.e. prosperity & good fortune). (JS 1.3.18)If the darapada is in other houses (other than quadrant/trines), the native is unfortunate. (JS 1.3.19)The darapada in a quadrant or trine from Arudha Lagna indicates martial harmony and physical compatibility. (JS 1.3.20)The darapada in the sixth, eight or twelfth houses from Arudha Lagna makes the couple inimically disposed towards each other. (JS 1.3.21)

The pada of the the 7th house from Lagna is known as Darapada. Since 7th from lagna represents, marriage, partnership and trade (business), its arudhapada represents similar things. Thus darapada rules trade and finances and also physical compatibility between the native and the spouse. The placement of the darapada from the Lagnapada can be judged for financial gains from trade & commercial activites as well as the physical felicity between the couples.

Among the relationships between two entities, quadrant placement represents mutual help and working relationshop. Similarly, placement in mutual trines represent, sharing the same motive, goals and objectives. On the contrary placement in 6th and 8th from each other represents strifes and struggles. Among the remaining relationships, while mutual placement in the 3rd and 11th represents a filial and friedly relationship; placement in the 2nd and 12th of each other rerpresents some kind of indifference in attitude. Both Maharishi Parashara and Jaimini give clues to finances as well as relationship issues from mutual placement of Lagnapada and Darapada.

If the darapada is in a quadrant or trine from Arudha Lagna, it augurs financial prosperity and physical felicity with spouse. If the darapada is in the sixth, eighth or twelfth from Arudha Lagna, not only the native suffers poverty[4], but there shall be physical compatibility issues with the spouse.

Maharishi Parashara says that if Lagnapada and Darapada are in mutual Kendra, or 3rd and 11th, or in Konas, the native will be a king, ruling the earth. If we consider the essence of the stanza, we see that Maharishi wanted to say that the placement of mutual placement of the Lagnapada and darapada in quadrant, trine or 3rd / 11th position is a fortunate combination for finances. However w.r.t. relationship, Maharishi is silent. However, we can understand such relationship to be cordial and friendly. One important concept which Maharishi highlighted is that relationships with different relations and also loss can gains from them can be known from the mutual placement of the related Bhavapada and Lagnapada. Thus the relationship with children can be known from placement of purtrapada (also known as mantrapad) from Lagnapada. Similarly, relationship with father can be known from placement of pitrpada from Lagnapada.

Good fortune should be deduced if the Lagnapada or the seventh thereof have unobstructed Argala. (JS 1.3.22)

Benefics causing unobstructed argala on the Lagnapada or the seventh thereof give wealth and prosperity. (JS 1.3.23)

Planets placed in the 2nd, 4th and 11th cause argala on a house or planet, which go by the name dharnargala, sukahrgala and labhargala, respectively. Planets placed in the mentioned houses counted in reverse direction cause obstruction to argala. Thus, planets in 12th cause obstruction to 2nd, 10th cause obstruction to 4th and 3rd cause obstruction to the 11th. In addition, malefics placed in the 3rd cause argala which do not have any obstruction. The obstruction to the argalas goes by the name of Virodhargala (virodha means opposition.). For an argala to be effective, the argala must be stronger than the virodhargala

Planets, both benefic and malefic causing unobstructed argala on a house or karaka promote its significations either by good or foul means, depending on the planets causing argala. If natural benefics are involved the means employed are fair and the fruits thereof are wealth, prosperity and well being. However, if natural malefics are involved foul means are used to achieve the objective of the concerned house or karaka and the fruits thereof, which, in the long run, are bound to be adverse. If the Moon is aspected or conjoined by Venus or, if Venus is in the 3rd / 11th from the Moon, vahana yoga is formed. (JS 1.3.28)

In addition to Moon, placement of Venus in the 3rd or 11th from lagnapada can also cause vahana yoga. Mars, Venus and Ketu in mutual aspect or conjunction or in 3rd/ 11th form Vaitanika yoga. (JS 1.3.29)

Vaitanika is the umbrella carried by a monk and could also imply the bearing of religious symbols. This can represent luxuries attendant upon one bearing the Royal insignia. This yoga should also be studied from the Lagnapada.

If the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th bhavas (from lagnapada) are conjoined by benefics, Rajayoga results. (JS 1.3.30)

Malefics in the 3rd and 6th (from lagnapada) give similar results (i.e. produces Rajayoga). (JS 1.3.31) In the following sutras, Maharishi Jaimini gives clues of formation of rajayoga, reckoned from Lagnapada. For the rajayoga to occur, benefics should be placed in the 2nd house of wealth and sustainance, 4th house of happiness, 5th house of power and authority, 8th house of inheritance or 9th house of fortune. Malefics so placed can be detrimental to finances and social status of the native.

Malefics should ideally be placed in the 3rd house of valour and initiatives or the 6th house of dominance, so that the native win over persons and situations and all social battle, which are necessary to enhance ones social status and position. Benefics so placed can make a person saint, who completely denounces materitalism and actively pursue spiritual life.

Rajyoga are indicated (in a similar manner) by planets from the Lord of Arudha Lagna or its seventh house. (JS 1.3.32)

The sign occupied by the Lord of the ascendant is called Paka Lagna (fruits of the lagna); the sign occupied the Lord of lagnapada is called Paka lagnapada and the sign occupied by the lord of the seventh from lagnapada is called Paka lagnapada saptama.

If benefics occupy the 2nd, 4th, 5th 8th and 9th houses or malefics occupy the 3rd and 6th houses from paka lagnapada or paka Lagnapada saptama, Rajyoga results.

The paka of a sign gives strength to that sign and is the formost protector of that sign. This is the place where the intelligence resides, which shall guide the fruits to the concerned sign. Thus in addition to Lagnapada, the rajayoga can similarly occur from the paka Lagnapada. Similar things can be understood from paka lagnapada saptama, which also has a strong bearing on the finances of the native.

Mixed planets reduces the Rajyoga (JS 1.3.33)Benefics should be in the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th houses while malefics should be in the 3rd & 6th houses. If both benefics and malefics are present, the Rajyoga is proportionately reduced.

If malefics are in the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th or 9th houses as benefics are in the 3rd & 6th houses,

poverty

is

indicated.

(JS

1.3.34)

To judge the quantum of rajayoga or poverty, Pt. Rath suggests a mathematical model in his books Jaimini Sutras. This is as follows:

The planets have the following numerical values: Sun (1) Moon (1 or 3 depending on its pakashabala i.e. from sukla ekadasi to krsna panchami 3 points); Mars (1); Mercury (1); Jupiter (3); Venus (2); Saturn (2); Rahu (3); Ketu (2);

Add the numerical values of the benefics in 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th & 9th houses and malefics in 3rd & 6th and subtract the values of the benefics in 3rd & 6th and malefics in 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th & 9th houses. The net balance, if positive, indicates wealth & prosperity, and if negative, it indicates losses and poverty. This exercise should be carried out from the Arudha Lagna, the seventh house, Paka Arudha Lagna and Paka In my opinion following 50Paka final weightage Arudha should be given to the various shall Saptama. starting Saptama: points: 25 be: total

Lagnapada: Thus Saptama

Lagnapada:

25Paka result

Lagnapada

Total weighted value = 0.5 * Lagnapada total + 0.25 * Paka Lagnapada total + 0.25 * Paka Lagnapada

Conclusion: The native shall neither be extremely wealthy nor shall suffer poverty. This shows balanced wealth for the native.

If the Jupiter, Venus or the Moon is present in the fifth house (from lagnapada or its seventh house or Paka Lagnapada or Paka Lagnapada Saptama) the native becomes a Govt. authority or emissary. (JS 1.3.35)

The fifth house deals with authority from the king (in the present context it can be construed as government). If a benefics is present, the person is appointed by Government. Benefic influences on the 5th from the mentioned places bestow rajayoga on the native and the native holds an authoritative and influential position in the government.

If malefics are in the 3rd & 6th houses instead, the native joins the armed forces. (JS 1.3.36) Malefics in 3rd and 6th houses bestow valors and the ability to win over enemies respectively. Thus the native do well in the profession related to as army or police. In other professions, the native takes up activites which are more challenging and require winning over oppositions such as marketing or sales

executives. If the lord of the lagnapada is in the 3rd or 6th houses or if the lords of the 3rd or 6th houses aspects the lagnapada or if the lord of the fifth aspects the lagnapada, the native aspires for knowledge (and is intelligent). (JS 1.3.37)

The third and sixth houses of the zodiac are ruled by Mercury the planet of intelligence. Hence, if in any chart, the lord of the lagnapada joins or aspect the 3rd & 6th houses or their lords, the native is intelligent and aspires for wisdom & knowledge.

Similarly the fifth house of the natural zodiac is ruled by the Sun and if, in any chart, the fifth lord aspects the ascendant, the native seeks knowledge in all matters.

Simultaneously, if the Sun is in the 5th house or Mercury is in the 3rd or 6th houses, the native is exceedingly intelligent.

If the lord of the fourth (from lagna) aspects the lagnapada, the native is happy & contented. (JS 1.3.38) 4th house is the sukhasthana or the house of happiness. The 4th lord is the protector of happiness and when it aspects the Lagnapada, it makes the native happy and contented.

If the lord of the eighth house (from lagna) aspects the lagnapada, the native is poverty stricken. (JS 1.3.39)

8th house is the house of results from past karma and naturally signified by the Saturn. It is one of the dusthana and if its lord aspects the lagna, the native is poverty stricken.

If the lord of the twelfth house (from lagna) aspects the lagnapada the native is a spend thrift. (JS 1.3.40) 12th house is the house of expenditure and losses and if its lord aspects the Lagnapada, the native becomes The aspect of the lagna lord on a lagnapada ensures physical felicity spendthrift (JS 1.3.41)

Lagna is the house of health and if the lord of health aspects the lagnapada, the native enjoys good health. From lagnapada, if equal number of planets are placed in any of the following pairs of houses viz

2nd & 12th, 5th & 9th, 8th & 6th, 3rd & 11th or 4th & 10th, Bandhana yoga is caused. If benefics aspect the bandhana yoga the trouble are temporary while malefics aspecting indicate punishment like beating with chains etc. (JS 1.3.421.3.43)

This is based on the principle of equal argala and virodhargala on the lagna-pada cause bandhana yoga. Bandhana would mean any kind of arrest, seizure or imprisonment. Based on from where the yoga is happening, the results could be modified. If this happens from Lagna, the native could be physically imprisoned or placed under house arrest (if benefics are involved); however, if happens from Lagnapada, this can cause serious setback to the image and career of life.

If benefics are involved in the yoga, the trouble is temporary, while malefics involved in the yoga can cause corporal punishment. The nature of the planets involved in the yoga has a strong bearing on the nature of punishment. For example, Jupiter can show spiritual penance, vow of silence or house arrest; Mars or Sun show use of fire-arms etc; Saturn shows periods of long drawn pain or seclusion; Rahu shows beating or use of chemicals or ingenious mixtures and Venus can indicate escape from imprisonment. Venus and Gaunapada aspected or conjoined by Rahu & the Sun cause blindness. (1.3.44) Venus is the significator for eyes and conjunction or aspect of Rahu on Venus can cause eye diseases. Similarly the karaka for sight is the Sun and its association with upapada (gaunapada) can cause weak eye sight. Thus, when all the conditions are present, blindness is sure to occur.

It is experienced that whenever a planet is placed with the upapada, the senses ruled by the planet is weakened. Thus when Jupiter associates with upapada, the native suffers due to weaker hearing abilities and thus the speech might also get affected. Similarly, Mercurys association can cause weak smelling ability; Venus (or Moon) can cause weaker taste buds and Saturns association can cause weaker touch and feel sensations. However this is to note that such weakening of senses can occur only when the said planets are afflicted.

Venus and Moon, either jointly or independently, aspecting or conjoining the first or the fourth house gives various luxuries and paraphernalia generally attendant upon royalty. (JS 1.3.45) Venus and Moon, the two planets governed by the watery elements, rules over comfort and luxuries. If they either jointly or indendently influence the Lagnapada or the fourth therefrom, the native is endowed with many luxuries.

The verses pertaining to Swamsa (Chapter 1 Quarter II) also apply to the Arudha Lagna. (JS 1.3.17)

UPAPADA

LAGNA

(UL)

In chapter 30 of BPHS (Upapadadhyaya), Maharishi Parashara describes, how to judge upapada. He mentions that various things related to ones marriage and spouse can be judged from Upapada. O Brahmin! Now I tell you about Upapada, the auspiciousness of which will confer on the native happiness from progeny, wife etc. The Pada of Lagna, as discussed earlier, is of prime importance. Upapada is calculated for the Bhava, following the natal Lagna. This Upapada is also called Gaunapada. O excellent of the Brahmins, if Upapada is yuti with, or receives a Drishti from a benefic Graha, one will obtain full happiness from progeny and spouse. Should the Upapada be in a malefics Sign, or receives a Drishti from, or is yuti with a malefic, one will become an ascetic and go without a wife. If (in the said circumstances) there be a benefic Drishti (on Upapada, or the related malefic), or a yuti, deprival of spouse will not come to pass. In this case Sun, being exalted, or in a friendly Sign, is not a malefic. He is a malefic, if in debilitation, or in an enemys Sign. (BPHS 30.130.6)

Upapada has a strong bearing on marriage and progeny. Since legal offspring can only comeout from a lawful union, upapada shows any such lawful union. Maharishi says that it is also known as Gaunapada, which means something subsidiary or subordinate to the Lagnapada. This means that it is very important in horoscope analysis, however, is subsidiary to the importance to the Lagnapada.

If Upapada has benefic influences, the native is endowed with conjugal as well as filial happiness. However, if it is under malefic influences, the native shall be deprived of such happiness and shall lead a life of celibacy or asceticism. However if there are both benefic as well as malefic influenes, marriage shall come through, however, after delay or performance of remedies (shown by the benefics). While considering Sun, it is not considered as a malefic if it is placed in own sign, exaltation or fiendly signs. In the modern context, the darapada should also be examined before predicting asceticism as there are many who remain Bachelors and are still in the social stream. Jupiter is the karaka for upapada as Venus is the karak for darapada.

This raises a pertinent question that, if Upapada decides on the marriage, then what is the importance of the 7th house. The answer to such question is that, 7th house in the rasi chart only shows the attitude of the native towards marriage as well as experiences related to marriage (since experiences are a function of attitude), while upapada shows the actual act of marriage. It is noteworthy to note that, 7th house from Navamsa Lagna shows the physical characteristics and nature of the spouse, eventhoug many try to read them from the 7th from lagna in the rasi chart.

In addition, it should be noted that there are clear differences between upapada and darapada, the pada of the 7th house as it deals with the institution of marriage and children, while the darapada deals with the sexual appetite and the business/ finances in the chart. This differentiation is of vital importance in making predictions as, it is possible that young people may come together and still remain unmarried. There are also many people who have affairs outside marriage.

If the 2nd from Upapada is a benefic Sign, or receives a Drishti from, or is yuti with a benefic, the same good results (as for wife and sons) will come to pass. If there is a Graha in the 2nd from Upapada in its debilitation Sign, or debilitation Navamsa, or is conjoined with a debilitated or malefic Graha, there will be destruction of wife. If the said occupant be in its exaltation Sign, or Navamsa, or receives a Drishti from another Graha, there will be many charming and virtuous wives. Oh Brahmin, if Mithun happens to be the 2nd from Upapada, then also there will be many wives. O excellent of the Brahmins, if the Upapada, or the 2nd therefrom be occupied by its own Lord, or, if the said Lord is in his other own Bhava, the death of wife will be at advanced age. (BPHS 30.730.12)

If the second from upapada has malefic aspects or conjunctions the native loses his wife or renounces the world. If the second from upapada has benefical conjunction/ aspect, Pravrajya / loss of spouse may not occur. If the planet in this second is debilitated, destruction of spouse occurs. If the planet in this second house is exalted there will be many wives (or wife will be long lived). If Gemini is in the second from upapada, the native has many wives. If the second is conjoined by its lord or its lord is placed elsewhere in own sign or in exaltation, loss of spouse, if at all, will be only in an advanced age. (JS 1.4.21.4.8)

2nd from any house is the sustainer of that house. If either the 2nd lord from that house or the house is under malefic influences, the house comes under heavy affliction and dies pre-maturely. Hence 2nd lord becomes Maraka in a horoscope, more so if it is afflicted by malefics or debilitated. Thus if the 2nd from Upapada is under malefic benefic influences and the 2nd lord is strongly placed as well, the marriage shall sustain longer. However on the contrary, the 2nd is under affliction by malefics and 2nd lord is weak, there shall be separation. Eventhough Maharishi says that there shall be destruction of wife; it can be read as destruction of the marital bond and separation.

He further says that if Gemini happens to be 2nd house from Upapada, then there shall be many wives. It is known that Gemini in the natural zodiac represents the sexual relationships and immoral activies as well. Thus it is understood, why Gemini in the 2nd from Upapada can give multiple relationships. If the fixed significator of wife is placed in its own sign, there will be loss of wife only at a later stage. If the Lord of Upapada or the fixed significator of wife is in exaltation, the wife will be from a noble family. Reverse will be the case, if he is debilitated. O Brahmin, if the 2nd from Upapada is related to a benefic, the wife will be beautiful, fortunate and virtuous. (BPHS 30.13- 30.15) If the lord of upapada is exalted, spouse hails from the elite/ upper class. If the lord of upapada is debilitated, the spouse is from the lower class. If benefics join upapada the spouse is beautiful/ handsome. (JS 1.4.9-1.4.11)

These verses qualifies of judging wifes longevity from the 2nd of Upapada, saying that if the fixed

significator (Sthira karaka) of wife is placed in dignity (own house, exaltation or friedndly sign), then wifes death cannot be predicted early (as mentioned in previous verses) , however there shall still be separation. In these verses, Maharishi Parashara gives further clue on judging the family of the spouse from the lord of Upapada. If the lord of Upapada is placed in exaltation, then the family of the wife shall be noble and influenctial. On the contrary, if the lord is placed in debilitation,the family shall be poor and deprived. The placement of the lord in other signs such as owns sign, friendly sign or enemys sign need to be proportionally applied.

Maharishi Parashara says that the nature of the wife can be seen from the 2nd house of Upapada. If the 2nd is under benefic influences, the wife shall be of amicable nature and the reverse if it is under malefic influences. However, Maharishi Jaimini says that benefic influences on the upapada (not the 2nd as mentioned by Maharishi Parashara) can give a beautiful or handsome spouse. From the differences it seems that the verse from BPHS is misinterpreted or might be corrupted and we need to rely to Jaimini Sutras for understanding the wifes nature. Even though it is mentioned that the planets shall influence the external appearance, it is more applicable on 7th from Navamsa Lagna instead. The influence of planets on Upapada shall indicate nature of the spouse and other traits instead.

If Saturn and Rahu are in the 2nd from Upapada, the native will lose his wife on account of calumny, or through death. The natives wife will be troubled by disorder of blood, leucorrhoea (Pradar) etc., if Venus and Ketu are in the 2nd from Upapada. Mercury with Ketu in the 2nd from Upapada will cause breakage of bones, while Rahu, Saturn and Sun will cause distress of bones. Mercury and Rahu in the 2nd from Upapada will give a stout-bodied wife. If the 2nd from Upapada happens to be one of Mercurys Signs and is tenanted by Mars and Saturn, the wife of the native will suffer from nasal disorders. Similarly a Sign of Mars, becoming the 2nd from Upapada and occupied by Mars and Saturn, will cause nasal disorders to ones wife. Jupiter and Saturn will, if be in the 2nd from Upapada, causes disorders of ears and/or eyes to the wife. If Mercury and Mars are placed in the 2nd from Upapada other than their own Signs, or, if Rahu is with Jupiter in the 2nd from Upapada, the natives wife will suffer from dental disorders. Saturn and Rahu together in one of Saturns Signs cause lameness or windy disorders to the natives wife. These evils will not come to pass, if there happens to be a Yuti with or a Drishti from a benefic (or from another benefic in the case of affliction being caused by a benefic). (BPHS 30.1630.22)

If the second from upapada has the conjunction of Rahu and Saturn the native may either lose or desert his wife due to a scandal. If the second has a conjunction of Venus and Ketu, blood complications/ disorder will be seen. Mercury & Ketu joining in the second indicate decay of bones or breaking on bones of spouse in accidents etc. Saturn, Rahu and the Sun in the second gives dangerous fevers (that could also be fatal) to the spouse. Mercury in the second with Ketu will indicate a corpulent spouse. If the second from upapada is a Mercurial sign with Saturn or Mars in it, nasal problems are indicated for spouse. If the second from upapada is a sign of Mars

with either Mars or Saturn, spouse will have similar problems (nasal disorders). Jupiter and Saturn associating in the second from upapada show ear complaints or nervous disorders of the spouse. Jupiter and Rahu in the second from upapada indicate dental problems of spouse. Saturn and Rahu in the second from upapada in Aquarius or Pisces indicate lameness and flatulence etc. respectively for spouse. (JS 1.4.121.4.21)

Beneficial aspects on the conjunction given in the pervious stanza mitigate the negative results. (JS 1.4.22)

Since, 2nd from Upapada has a strong bearing on the length of married life, it shows the nature of diseases or troubles the spouse might be suffering, if it is under malefic influences. Even though these troubles are said for 2nd from upapada, I think that these have more universal application and can be used to see the troubles to spouse by judging the influences on the 2nd from 7th house in Rasi and Navamsa as well.

If 2nd from Upapada is under malefic influences, the spouse shall suffer from multitude of diseas, which are given as follows:

INFLUENCE Saturn

OF

PLANETS

ON &

2ND

FROM

UPAPADA Rahu

The influence of Saturn and Rahu, on the 2nd from Upapada is considered to be extremely inauspicious since they are extremely inimical to the significator of Upapdada, Jupiter. Whenever they influence the 2nd from Upapada, the native might desert the spouse due to some kind of scandal or other distressful events. There could also be death of spouse as mentioned by Maharishi Parashara.

Maharishi Jaimini says that when Saturn and Rahu influence the second from upapada in Aquarius, it can indicate lameness. Parasara even adds Capricorn to the list of signs which can give lameness. When the association happens in Pisces, it indicates windy complaints. Maharishi Parashara says this can happen in Saturnine signs, however I am more inclined to go by Maharishi Jaimini who says that the complaints can happen in Pisces only. This is because the Pisces Virgo axis has a strong bearing on the stomach disorders and Jupiter, Rahu the lord of Pisces & rules over digestion. Sun

Saturn,

Bone disorder, which could be weak and brittle bones (osteoporosis) or arthritis (pain in joints) etc. Sun is the ruler of Bones and Saturn and Rahus affliction of Sun; being extre mely inimical towards it can adverserly affect bones.

In addition Maharishi Jaimini says that this combination can cause life threatening fevers.

Venus Venus Mercury can cause breakage of by Ketu can indicate

& affliction & bones through accidents to the immune

Ketu system. Ketu etc.

Venus is the ruler of watery element in the body and rules over the blood immune system. Affliction of

Mercury rules over the early element and thus gives the strength to the bones and its affliction by Ketu

Maharishi Jamini adds to it by saying that it can also give weight problems and corpulence. However, Maharishi Parashara says that even placement of Mercury in the 2nd is enough for weight problems. I am inclined to take Maharishi Parasharas advice, provided it is afflicted in some ways, due to conjunction or aspects Mars or & due Saturn to in placement Mercurial in or a inimical Martian sign. signs

This can cause nasal disorder. Mars can cause bleeding while Saturn cause blockage of some kind. Jupiter says that this can indicate & ear problem or nervous Saturn disorder.

Maharishi Parashara says that such combination can indicate ear or eye problem, while Maharishi Jaimini

Since Jupiter rules over hearing abilities, affliction to Jupiter can indicate hearing troubles, however, I can not find any justification for eye troubles, which is ruled by either Venus (physical eye) or Sun (eye sight). Nervous problems are likely, if the combination is further afflicted, since Saturn rules over the nervous system. Mars dental Jupiter dental problems in many cases. & This is endorsed by both & Mercury troubles. Rahu Maharishis.

Maharishi Jaimini is silent on this combination, however Maharishi Parashara says that this can cause

This is classic combination which goes by the name of Guru Chandala yoga. This is found to cause

The disorders shall not pass through or alleviated, if the 2nd is under benefic influences. If the trouble is caused by benefic himself, such as Mercury in the 2nd causing weight problems, then they can be alleiviated by influence of other benefics.

O Brahmin! All these effects can be deduced from the natal Lagna, Lagnapada, the 7th from Upapada and the Lords thereof. So say Narada and others. (BPHS 30.23).

This is a very interesting verse, whereby Maharishi Parashara gives the clue on the universality of the mentioned principles. While the combinations indicate different health troubles to the spouse if they occur on the 2nd from Upapada; they shall indicate similar problems for the native while they occur from Lagna or Lagnapada or 7th from upapada.

It is interesting to note that 7th from Upapada shows the native, since it is 7th from upapada, which shows the spouse.

9TH

FROM

UPAPADA

If Saturn, Moon and Mercury are together in the 9th from one of the said places, there will be no son at all, while Sun, Jupiter or Rahu so placed will give a number of sons. Moon so placed will give a son, while a mixture of Grahas will delay the obtainment of a son. The son, caused by the conjunction of Sun, Jupiter and Rahu, will be strong, valorous, greatly successful and will destroy enemies. If Mars and Saturn are in the said 9th, there will be no son, or a son will be obtained by adoption, or brothers son will come in adoption. In all these cases odd Signs will yield man y sons, while even Signs will cause only a few. (BPHS 30.2330.28)

The results of planets & signs in the Saptamsa chart will be explained. Mercury, Saturn and/ or Venus in Saptamsa Lagna tend to deny children (or progeny bliss). ((JS 1.4.23- 1.4.24). In these two sutras, Maharishi Jaiminin indicated the affect of planets on the Saptamsa Lagna. While discussing about progeny, he brought forward two factors, the saptamsa chart as well as the 9th from Upapapda. This could be done to emphasise on the influence of saptamsa chart in determining about progeny. After giving two sutras, he reverted back to the placement of planets from Upapada. In previous sutras, he covered the effect of planets on the 2nd house from Upapada, while in the forthcoming verses he tried giving the effects of planets on the 9th from Upapada and their bearing on children. The Sun, Rahu or Jupiter in the ninth will indicate many sons. The Moon in the 9th house gives one Son. If both planets giving children (Sun, Rahu, Jupiter and Moon) and those denying children (Mercury, Saturn and Venus) are present, a child will be born after some delay. Saturn & Mars indicate adopted child (JS 1.4.25-1.4.28)

The ninth in odd sign indicates many children. The ninth in an even sign indicates few children. (JS 1.4.29-1.4.30)

In the previous verses, Maharishi already mentioned that children can be judged from Upapada. In these verses, he mentions, how this is done. The children can be judged from the 9th house from Upapada. Following planets influencing the 9th shall have mentioned affect on children:

EFFECTS Saturn,

OF

PLANETS Moon

ON or

9TH

FROM

UL Mercury

If there are combined influences of Saturn, Mercury and Moon, there will be absence of progeny. This could be due to Saturn and Mercury being eunuch and are incapable of procreate. While Maharishi Jaimini says that the combination of Saturn, Mercury along with Venus on the saptamsa lagna can deny progeny, Maharishi Parashara takes Moon instead of Venus in the picture.

The involvement of watery planets Moon or Venus in the picture might indicate lack of progeny due to vitiation Sun, Both Maharishis indicate of watery element which Jupiter many male children for the is a key element for the or influence of these threee genesis of a new being. Rahu planets.

This could be due to their being male planets. In addition it is said that the children obtained due to influence of Sun, Jupiter or Rahu on the 9th from Upapada shall be strong, valorous and successful. Moon One This Mars child through a kinsman as the native is not clear, why influence of Moon & many lack procreative abilities or on the 9th (alone) can indicate one son. Son.

Saturn otherwise.

Mars and Saturn are karaka for the younger and elder brother respectively and could indicate begetting a

It also indicates marriage with a divorcees/ widow who already has children from a pervious wedlock. As the verses say, they also indicate adopted child.

Both Maharishis confirm that if the 9th from Upapada happens to be an odd signs, it shall show many sons, while even signs show lesser no. of male chilren.

Even though many authors have interpreted this as lesser children, it the Sanskrit words are literally translated, it means lesser male children (putra). I am inclined to accept that odd signs indicate more male children, while even sign indicate lesser male children (but more female children). This is because odd signs are full of masculine energy while even signs have feminine energy.

O Brahmin! If Simha happens to be Upapada and receives a Drishti from Moon, there will be a limited

number

of

children.

Similarly

Kanya

will

cause

many

daughters.

(BPHS

30.29-

30.30)

If Leo falls in the 9th from Upapada and aspected by Moon, there shall be limited children, while Virgo in such circumstances show many daughters.

This verse of Maharishi Parashara is in support of my thinking that even signs show many daughters, since he categorically says that Virgo while aspected by Moon can indicate many daughters.

3RD/

11TH

FROM

LAGNAPADA

Rahu and Saturn in 3rd or 11th from Lagnapada will destroy the co-born of the native. Rahu and Saturn in the 11th will indicate the destruction of elder brothers and/or sisters and in the 3rd younger ones. If Venus is in 3rd or 11th from Lagnapada, there would have been an abortion to the mother earlier. Same is the effect, if Venus is in the 8th from natal Lagna, or from Lagnapada. (BPHS 30.3130.32)

Saturn or Rahu in the third or eleventh houses (from upapada) causes the loss of co-born (of spouse). Venus is the 3rd / 11th houses causes loss of co-born. Similar results (loss of co-born) happens when Venus aspects the Upapada or the eighth therefrom. (JS 1.4.32- 1.4.34) 3rd house rules the younger siblings while 11th rules the elder ones. If Rahu and Saturn (both influences) are in the 3rd from Lagnapada, the native shall not have younger siblings. Thus, if Lagnapada falls in Sagittarius, there shall not be any younger siblings (the native shall be youngest) as Aquarius falls in the 3rd, lording Saturn and Rahu. Similaly while Lagnapada falls in Aries, the native is bereft of elder siblings, since Aquarius falls in the 11th house. However, this condition doesnot hold well, if the 3rd of 11th from AL is under benefic influences (placement of aspect of benefics).

Venus when placed in the 3rd or 11th from the AL shows death of the siblings in the womb of the mother. Thus, there would be at least one abortion (or still born baby or early death of siblings) if Venus is placed in the 3rd or 11th house. Similar even can be concluded if Venus is placed in the 8th from Lagna or Lagnapada. Maharishi Jaimini says similar things however for the spouse. In my humble opinion, this concept can be extended to other arudhas. Thus the co-born of the mothers could be analysed from matrpada and of father could be analysed from the pitrpada.

Should Moon, Jupiter, Mercury or Mars be in the 3rd or the 11th from Lagnapada, there will be many valorous co-born. Should Saturn and Mars be in the 3rd, or the 11th from Lagnapada, or give Drishtis thereto, younger and elder co-born will, respectively, be destroyed. If Saturn is alone in one of the said Bhavas, the native will be spared, while the co-born will die. Ketu in the 3rd or

the

11th

will

give

abundant

happiness

from

ones

sisters.

(BPHS

30.33 -

30.36)

Mars, Jupiter, Moon or Mercury (in the 3rd/ 11th house) gives many co-born. Saturn and Mars aspecting the 3rd/ 11th/ 1st house destroys co-born. If only Saturn aspects the Upapada, co-born of spouse will be lost. Ketu is the above places (3/11) give many sisters. (JS 1.4.35- 1.4.38) Placement of Moon, Jupiter, Mercury or Mars (one or more of them) in the 3rd or 11th from AL shall bestow the native with valorous siblings, while combined influence of Mars and Saturn on these houses shall be detrimental to the siblings. Ketu placed in such houses shall predominately indicate sisters. According to Maharishi Jaimini, similar things can be judged from the upapada for the spouses co -borns. This could be extended to the siblings of various other relations such as parents etc.

For the matter of siblings, tradition teaches that the counting needs to be done in zodiacal manner, if the arudha is placed in an odd sign and in reverse manner, if it is placed in an even sign.

VARIOUS

OTHER

RESULTS

FROM

LAGNAPADA

If the 6th from Lagnapada is occupied by a malefic and is bereft of a Conjunction with, or a Drishti from a benefic, the native will be a thief. (BPHS 30.37)

The 6th house in a horoscope determines the ability of the person to dominate over his enemies. If it happens in the 6th from the Lagna, the native has the capability to dominate over enemies, however, whether he shall do such things or not is dependent on the 6th from Lagnapada. Maharishi says, if malefics are there in 6th devoid of any benefic influences, the native shall become a thief, which could be undertood as someone who can harm others for their own benefits. In the modern context thieves have taken various forms, from crooked politicians to shrewd religious leaders.

If Rahu is in the 7th, or the 12th from Lagnapada, or gives a Drishti to one of the said Bhavas, the native will be endowed with spiritual knowledge and be very fortunate. (BPHS 30.38) While Rahu is placed in the 7th, Ketu shall be placed in the Lagnapada, thus giving spiritual knowledge. In addition, Rahu is the planet of materialism and while it is placed in the 12th from the Lagnapada, the native shuns materialism over spiritualism.

If Mercury is in Lagnapada, the native will Lord over a whole country, while Jupiter will make him a knower of all things. Venus in this context denotes a poet and speaker (BPHS 30.39) In this sloka Maharishi re-emphasises the effect of planets on the Lagnapada. Mercury well placed over there can bestow rulership of vast land, which could be in the form of governer, mayor etc. Jupiter

bestows all round knowledge on the native and Venus makes the person a poet and a eloquent speaker. While the planets influencing the Lagna or the Navamsa Lagna can also bestow such abilities; their influences on the Lagnapada shall show what the natives shall be known for among the masses. O Excellent of the Brahmins! If benefics occupy the 2nd from Upapada, or from Lagnapada, it confers all kinds of wealth and intelligence. (BPHS 30.40)

The 2nd from Lagnapada has bearing on the wealth of the native, since 2nd rules over wealth and knowledge (it is said that goddess of knowledge Sarasvati sits in this house), influence of benefics on this house bestow wealth and knowledge to the native.

When read from upapada, this shall apply on the spouse of the native. Possibly this verse can be interpreted as- whatever can be judged about the native from the Lagnapada, similar things can be judged about the spouse from the upapada.

One will surely become a thief, if the Lord of the 2nd from Upapada is in Dhana Bhava and in conjunction with a malefic planet. (BPHS 30.41)

When the lord of 2nd from Upapada (which is 8th from 7th of Upapada, representing native) is placed in the 2nd house, under the influences of malefics, the native becomes a thief.

O Brahmin! If Rahu is in the 2nd from the Lord of the 7th, counted from Upapada, the native will have long and projected teeth. Ketu in the 2nd from the Lord of the 7th, counted from Upapada, will cause stammering and Saturn in the 2nd from the Lord of the 7th, counted from Upapada, will make one look ugly. Mixed will be the effects, if there are mixed Grahas. (BPHS 30.42- 30.43) Rahu in the second from the Lord of the seventh sign from Upapada shows the native will have grotesque dentition. Ketu in the second from 7th Lord from upapada (replacing Rahu in this preceding stanza) causes the native to stammer. Saturn in the second from the seventh lord from upapada gives an ugly appearence. (JS 1.4.39-1.4.41)

The Upapada represents spouse and seventh there from the nave himself. The Lord of this 7th sign indicates the attributes tha influence the opposite sex. From the sign occupied by the Lord of the 7th from Upapada the second represents the facial features that attract (or repeal) the opposite sex. The influence of nodes and Saturn in such place makes the native ugly and cause repulsion.The influence of these planets Rahu Being ugly in appearance it gives projected dentition. give the following results:

Ketu Being Saturn Being old and ugly in appearance, Saturn in such place show gives an ugly and repulsive appearance. naturally inimical to significator for speech, Mercury, this can cause stammering

NOTES (By Bhratrpada/ Bhrigu the 2. brothers Rahu

FROM

ARUDHA CS

SYSTEM

OF

PREDICTION Patel) (A3) Nadi:

Vikramapada

1. Bhratrpada with malefics cause trouble to brother. However, if a weak Mars associates with the pada, will with be longlived. Strong cause Mars no can cause death but of many brothers. sisters.

Bhratrpada

brothers,

3. When Ketu is with Bhratrpada, the native does not have happiness from father (short life to father). This also causes troubles from brothers (or no brothers), however this gives at least 1 long lived sister. 4. When Venus occupies bhratrpada, the native will have one long living younger brother. 5. If the lord of Bhratrpada is placed in a Kendra, the natives co -born die early.

Deva incur difficulties through the siblings (both elder and

Keralam: younger).

1. Jupiter with Bhratrpada aspected by Rahu and Mercury canse the native to be truthful and firm. He will

Matrpada, Bhrigu

Sukhapada

(A4) Nadi:

1. If Venus occupes the Matrpada, the natives maternal family will be prosperous, however, the native does not any paternal family (Venus is the enemy of Karaka Sun and 4th is the 8th, legacy from 9th, father). 2. If Moon occupies the Matrpada, the natives mother dies early. When Saturn transits the 8th from 4th, mothers death can be expected.

3.

If

Matrpada

associates

with

Jupiter,

the

natives

mother

is

virtuous

and

pious.

Deva Sagittarius, the native has a fortunate and prosperous maternal

Keralam: grandfather.

1. If the pada of Sagittarius (chaparudha) is occupied by 4th lord; Saturn in Kumbha and Jupiter in

Putrapada Bhrigu 1. If the putrapada falls

/ in the lagna, the

Mantrapada native is devotee of lord

(A5) Nadi Vishnu.

2. When the Moon occupies the putrapada, the dispositor of the putrapada is placed in a Mercurial sign and a malefic is in the 7th house from the Langna, there will be obstruction to childbirth. After taking remedial measures, the native will get a virtuous son.

3. If Mercury occupies the mantrapada, Saturn aspects the 5th and Jupiter (significator) is aspected by Mars, there would be still born child. The remedy is donation of an idol of Shinsumaram[5] and Lord Mukunda. 4. Mercury in Putrapada in Mesha Navamsa and conjoined with Ketu cause obstacles in begetting child. Same can be predicted when lagna in Meena Rasi, Vrishchika amsa with the aspect of Saturn as Guru is in 12th. Remedy is donation of Bhachakra.

5. Karaka Jupiter with a eunuch planet (Mercury or Saturn) occupies the putrapada; the native will suffer due to early loss of child, due to association with wicked women. Remedy is bathing in Remeswaram and conduct naga shanti. After the remedy is done, the native gets a virtuous son in his 5th dasa. 6. Putrapada with Ketu, Rahu in the 5th from Lagna and the 5th lord is with Moon, there will be obstacles in begetting child.

7. Jupiter being the lord of Putrapada and the placed in a Vandhya (impotent) Navamsa and Saturn is placed in the 12th from Lagna; there will be obstacles in begetting child.

8. Putrapada in Kendra or Kona from Lagna, having Rahu there in and Jupiter or the 5th lord in Taurus and debilitated navamsa, there will be obstacles in begetting children. Remedies are bathing in Rameswaram thrice and do naaga shanti, donate a cowon Monday and an idol of lord Bala Krishna (Gopal) Deva or do Lord Subramanya Vrata. Keralam

1. If Venus becomes the lord of the Putrapada and placed in artha trikona (from lagna) then ative will

have

obstacles

in

begetting

children.

2. Saturn aspecting the Putapada cause obstacles in begetting child. The remedies are bathing in Rameswaram thrice and do naaga shanti.

3. Rahu in the 5th from the Lagna and Saturn in the 8th from Putrapada, the son will have wandering disposition and the daughter will be in grief.

Shatrupada Deva from Sun, the native will suffer due to TB of

(A6) Keralam lungs.

1. When Sun is the in the Shatrupada, simultaneously aspecting Moon and Saturn is placed in the Trine

2. Moon with the Shatrupada aspected by Mars, the natives fathers lineage will prosper while that of Mother shall be impeded.

3. The native will be troubled by diseases if the Shatrupada is aspected by the Lagna lord or Saturn and the 10th lord is strongly placed.

4. If Saturn associates with Jupiter occupy the Shatrupada, the natives maternal uncle will die in hermitage, provided the Moon is in the first hald of Navamsa. If Moon is in the 2nd half of Navamsa, such maternal Darapada/ Bhrigu children 2. If will the be born to is the 2nd wife. by The Mars, first the wife native will not will beget have 2 uncle shall attain Kalatrapada Brahma Loka. (A7) Nadi: children. wives.

1. If the darapada is aspected by Saturn, Venus placed in the 5th house from Lagna and conjunct Sun;

darapada

aspected

3. If the darapada lord is debilitated and the darapada is aspected by Saturn, the native becomes an ascetic or the wife dies.

4. Darapada aspected by Saturn, 7th lord afflicted and the karaka Venus conjoins Sun, the native is short of happiness from wife.

5. If the darapada is occupied by Jupiter, the native has acquaintances with Brahmins; he will have pleasure talks at the time of copulation and is fond of scents, flowers and saffron. He has tendency towards extra marital affairs (be infidel to his own marital bond).

6. If darapada is occupied by Sun and Karaka Venus associates with Saturn, the native become sensuous, have extra marital relationship and go to prostitutes.

7. If lord of darapada, Saturn associates with Mars and Rahu, will cause sickness to spouse troubles in conceiving. Remedy Durga worship and Rahu Shanti.

8. Darapada occupied by Saturn, Sun in the 5th and malefics in the 9th, there will be obstacles in begetting children. Remedies are donation of Shisnumaram, donation of cow on a Monday. 9. If darapada is occupied by Saturn, Rahu associates with Mars and the 7th lord is with Sun, there will be health troubles to wife. The wife will have diseases in belly region, worms in uterus and cause difficulties in conceiving.

10. Darapada occupied by Moon and associated with Mars cause Hamsa yoga and the native becomes a worshipper of Guru. He travels to many countries and have good following (in form of bhaktas). 11. Venus in Darapada, Moon in the 7th house and 7th lord exalted cause marital happiness. Deva association (with Venus in darapada) enhance the Keralam: results.

1. One will be comfortable and happy after marriage, if Venus occupies the darapada. Saturns

2. When Moon is in a malefic Navamsa occupying the darapada, is either placed in the 7th or 12th house (from Lagna) or Venus afflicted by a malefic, the native will be in grief due to women. 3. Jupiter occupying the darapada in own navamsa and in full strength will bestow the native men-borne conveyances. 4. If Mars being the lord of darapada is placed in Martian or Meena Navamsa, the natives wife will have a reddish complexion and the native will be happy after marriage. He will be blessed by Goddess Laxmi. 5. Venus in darapada in Kumbha Navamsa alongwith Sun, cause the marriage in 2nd dasa and the native will get a virtuous wife.

6. If darapada conjoining a malefic or 7th lord in the 2nd house or malefics in the 9th house, the loss of spouse will be early.

7. When Jupiter being the lord of darapada without malefic influences and Mars is well placed and have benefic influences, the natives spouse will be chaste and loyal.

8. When Jupiter being the darapada lord is placed in Cancer Navamsa, however aspected by Saturn, the spouse will have darkish complexion and there will be prosperity after marriage.

9. Spouses lagna could be in trine to natives darapada sign or trine to the 7th lord Navamsa Sign.

Rogapada Deva longlived in spite of other

(A8) Keralam aristhas.

1. If the lord of Rogapada Venus falling in the 10th house in in a benefic (Meena) Navmsa tha ative is

2. When Saturn transits on the degree of the Navamsa Rasi occupied by Venus, the lord of the Rogapada, the native will have great danger to life in the 8th lords dasa.

Gurupada/ Bhrigu lord Vishnu and Shiva.

Bhagyapada/

Pitrpada

(A9) Nadi

1. If the guru pada is placed in the Lagna, there is a increasing bhagya yoga. The native is a devotee of He also worships gods and respect the Brahmins.

2. If the gurupada is placed in the signs of Mercury, the native earn from business or trade. If Sun is simultaneously placed in the Virgo Navamsa, the native shall trade in gold.

3. If Jupiter is placed with the pitripada, the father is long lived. The natives father is a worshipper of Shiva and respects Brahmins. The father gets less happiness in natives childhood whereas becomes more fortunate during the middle age of the native. He is well known among the ruling class, is of renouncing nature and is loved by kinsmen. Under such circumstances, the native shall construct temples/ religious places/ wells/ ponds, live in the colony of Brahmins and in old age be a holder of good landed property because of his son.

4. If Venus conjoins the pitripada, the natives father shall have long life and is happy. His father is a devotee of lord Shiva and at times of lord Vishnu. The father has trust on Gods and Brahmins and has happiness from his parents (natives grandparents). The fa ther has two wives and is enjoyer of life, sagacious and intellectual.

5. If Saturn is placed with the pitripada, the native has no happiness from father. The paternal family has meagre wealth. He is praise worthy in paternal family and becomes reach. Moreover, the native is liberal, sagacious and intellectual. He is charitable and possesses three vehicles. The native shall have propensity to become an ascetic under difficult conditions. If such Saturn is placed in the trines to Kanya,

viz.,

Capricorn

or

Taurus,

the

natives

father

might

occasionally

suffer

serious

health.

6. If the fathers Lagna falls in the trines to the pitripada of the native, the death of the father shall happen during the dasa of fourth lord counted from the pitripada.

7. If Rahu joins the pitripada, the natives father shall have a virtuous son from the 2nd wife. 8. If the bhagyapada lord is natural benefic, the native shall be involved in writing and learning. If Sun and Mars aspect such bhagyapada, he will gain happiness from the authorities of lower castes. The father of the native shall be very happy by his popularity in the court of the king or influential persons or government. The native shall be passionate, have less happiness in his childhood and have affluence in his middle ages.

9. If Jupiter lords the bhagyapada, the native shall be learned and wise. He shall have be an expert writer/ author and shall gain popularity in the royal/ influential circles. He shall be courageous, patient and have fame at a very wide place. He shall enjoy affluence in his middle age and leave happily. Deva father shall gain landed property in the natives first Keralam dasa.

1. If the bhagyarudha is placed with the 2nd lord and benefics occupy/ aspect the 9th house, the natives

2. If the lord of the pitripada, Saturn is placed in the swakshetra in the Rasi but placed in the Capricorn Navamsa, the father shall be a angry man but be a pleasant from outside, greedy, charitable, talkative and religious.

3. If the bhagyapada joins the karmapada, the native shall enjoy bhagya yoga (fortunate combination), be charitable and intelligent.

Karmapada/ Deva will be irascible

Rajyapada

(A10) Keralam:

1. Karmapadas association with Saturn can cause troubles in career and performance of good deeds. He and acquire hidden wealth.

2. If Moon is Karamapada and aspects the lagna lord, the native becomes extremely rich. This usually happens in the 3rd dasa.

3. One will have special attainment in the beginning and ending parts of the 11th rasi dasa (it is not clear as per which rasi dasa), if the Karmapada is aspected by benefics as well as the 9th lord.

Labhapada Bhrigu and strong

(A11) Nadi: minded.

1. If the Labhapada falls in the Lagna with the lord of 5th, the native becomes a king or equal. He is brave

Vyayapada Deva

(UL) Keralam:

1. If Vyayapada is occupied by Venus or Mercury (in Harina Nadiamsa), the native will have religious attainment of high order. He will worship Shiva and be happy. He is charitable in nature.

Vyayapada Deva (after death), however,

Chandra

(MoUl) Keralam:

1. If the Vyayapada Chandra is occupied by Maelefics, the native will not be happy in the other world Jupiters aspect give happiness.

Association Bhrigu

of

Lagnapada

and

Bhagyapada Nadi:

1. When the Lagnapada and the Bhagyapada are placed together in Kama Trikona and associates with Venus, then a strong Rajayoga is caused. When Jupiter associates such combination, the native will learned Deva and endowed with good luck and fortune. Keralam:

1. Venus associating with the combination of Lagnapada, Bhagyapada and Upapada shall be a king or equal. He will be interested in dramas, rhetorics, poetry and music, be eloquent and truthful. 2. One will attain fame and prosperity and be happy if the Lagnapada or the Bhagyapada associate with Venus.

ADDITIONAL

NOTES

FROM

SJC

TRADITION

Generally, Karaka Bhava Nasaya is applicable to the various Arudha pada. For example Moon in the Matri pada can indicate early death of Mother etc. (Deva Keralam). Mars is the Karaka for Matri pada and its conjunction or aspect by Jupiter is very beneficial for the long life and well being of mother.

Other Naisargika karakas placed in the concerned Bhava Pada indicates good fortune for the concerned relatives. For example if Venus the Karaka for Au nts & Mothers family in general is associated with the Matri Pada, the mother hails from a prosperous family. Further, since the fourth is eighth from the ninth house i.e. inheritance from the patriarchal lineage, this maybe denied. Venus in A4 indicates good fortune for maternal aunts and Mercury so placed indicates good fortune for maternal uncles.

4th house also rules the house of the native. If the arudha of the 4th house is associated with the Jupiter, then the paternal family might have a stronger influence on the natives grooming from childhood.

Bhagyapada principles are from Brighu & Deva

(A9) Keralam:

Worship from Arudha pada is based on the control concept and this is given in BPHS. Following

a) If the Sun is in Bhagyapada (A9), then the natives father worships Vishnu (Mercury is considered opposite to Sun) and is fortunate. If Saturn aspects such a sun, then misfortune comes upon the Vaishnava father bringing poverty and premature death. Jupiters aspect brings good fortune for father and long life.

b) If Venus is in A9, then the father worships Shiva (basically Rudra-Mars as Venus is opposite to Mars) and is fortunate, long lived, sagacious, liberal, and has a strong sexual desire (text says two wives). c) If Mercury is in Bhagya pada, then the natives father worships Shiva (Sun is opposite to Mercury) and is interested in trading. For example A9 in Virgo with the Sun in Virgo Rasi or Navamsa shows trading in gold. He will also be interested in literary activities and will have a difficult childhood if associated with malefics, but good results from middle age.

If Jupiter is in A9, then the father is an expert author, very learned, well known in royal circles; Famous in many countries, wise, brave and intelligent and has Rajyoga from middle age.

Moon in A9 will also confer a great amount of fame and will give popularity among the masses for father. Mars in A9 gives a father who is inwardly calm but outwardly angry and cruel. He is skilled in fighting arts. Saturn in A9 shows father coming from a poor family but the native himself will be the best among his clan. Father will be very capable in all works (Saturn is a worker), religious and will also speak religious verbiage. Continues in patrilineal work; will become rich by self-effort if Saturn is in dignity. Saturn in Prithvi rasi/Amsa shows asceticism; Note Saturn + Jupiter indicates Brahma Yoga and Brahma Loka (2nd half of Navamsa).

Saturn in the 8th from A9 will give a wandering disposition to father and from A5 this will be for son (especially if Rahu is in 5th house). Note such a Saturn is in Kantaka position from the concerned Arudha. Lagna of father will be the trines or 7th from A9 or the sign owned by the strongest planet in A9 or the sign occupied by the Lord of A9.

If A9 or its Lord is strong and associated with Cancer & Venus the native himself shall see good fortune and Similar results can be wealth judge for different relations from from the respective childhood. Arudha Pada.

Putra (semen is weak) especially

Pada if Pisces is

(A5) associated.

Venus as lord of A5 if placed in Artha Trikona (2,6,10) from Lagna shows difficulty in begetting progeny

Mercury in A5, Saturn aspects fifth house and Jupiter associates with Mars birth of dead children: Upaya: Lord Mukunda Madhava (form of Lord Sri Krsna).

Moon in A5, Lord of A5 in mercurial sign, malefic in 7th house from Lagna mating is not fruitful, propitiation necessary.

Mercury in A5 in Mesha Navamsa or Lagna in Meena Rasi, Vrishchika amsa with the aspect of Saturn as Guru is in 12th trouble to children; donate an image of the Bha-chakra.

Jupiter in A5 with Merc or Saturn: anguishes due to death of children on account of his association with a wicked or evil woman.

Arudha

Pada

and

after

life

The Sun (Atma), Moon (Mana) & Lagna (Body) are the tripod of life representing the self (Sva) of the native. At death, the Atma (Sun) & Mana (Moon) are separated from the Lagna (Normal medical death of the body). The Atma retains its self-consciousness so long as the Mana is attached to it. The details of the life after death are seen from the Arudha Pada of the 12th house from the Moon. Deva Keralam describes this life after death as if a malefic planet is placed in the Vyayaroodha from Chandra Lagna, then there is no happiness in the other world; if Jupiter aspects the said planet in the sign, then some happiness will be there. Thus, beneficial signs in the Vyayarudha from Chandra Lagna or benefic planets aspecting and stationed are a clue to the remedial measures to be undertaken for a person after his death, or by the person himself as a preparation for the after life.

In continuation of this, we can also see the various Arudha Pada from the Surya Lagna as per the principles of the Sudarshana Chakra. The Vyayaroodha from Surya Lagna shows the independent existence of the Atma after being separated from the body and mind.

GRAHAPADA Jyotish classics teach that rasi and signs represent various situations, while the planets signify various people. So far we have seen how various arudhas represent various relations in the life of the native and their influence on the life of the native. The arudhas of various houses signify the interaction of the images of his personal self (Lagnapada) and others close to him (arudhas of other houses) with the world. It shows how the world perceives the native and how the world shall react to what the native does. Graha arudha on the other hand indicate the interaction of the images of the various people as perceived by the native on himself. It shows how the native perceive the world around him and how he reacts to his environment. Classics do not have much information on Graha arudha and hence it requires research to establish the principles. Nomenclature Other than Sun and Moon, each planet can have two graha arudhas depending on, against which sign the arudha is reckoned. For example, say for Mars, the graha arudha can be reckoned from Aries as well as Scorpio. Hence, the graha arudha can be named as planet name- sign name suffixed by the work pada. Thus Marss arudha against Aries would be Mangal Mesha Pada and similarly against Scorpio would be Mangal Vrischika Pada.

The

principle

of

use

is

as

follows:

1. The persons ruled by the planet (whose arudha is under consideration) shall help the native fulfil the objectives of the house where it is placed. For example, if a graha arudha is placed in the lagna, the persons ruled by that planet shall help the native in fulfilling the objective of life achieve the desired ideals. Similarly if the graha arudha is placed in the 5th, house, those persons shall help the native in gaining knowledge and have parent child like relations.

2. The results can be further read by considering the results of planets in the houses. For example, it is known that Suns placement in the 5th house is detrimental to children. Thus, if Suryapada is placed in the 5th house, then those who are ruled by Sun (Leo born) could be detrimental to the childrens health. 3. It is said that whenever Sun transits the trine to an arudha, the arudha is activated. Thus when Sun

transits a graha arudha, the effect of peoples governed by the planets becomes more visible on the natives life. Similarly, on whichever arudha, the lagna transits in a day, people ruled by that planet become more influencial during such time.

[1] Influence should be understood as placement at, conjunction with or aspect on a sign or a planet. [2] This requires research to establish.

[3] For sutras 1.3.14 to 1.3.16, Pt. Sanjay Rath applied the planetary combinations on the 2nd house. However since the sutras follow 1.3.13, which categorically mentions placement of the nodes in 7th house, I am inclined to consider them to be in 7th house instead. This is also supported by Maharishi Parashara in verses 23 to 26.

However, in Maharishi Parashara mentions in verse 27 that whatever is applicable to 7th from Lagnapada, can be applied to 2nd as well. Thus, Pt. Raths interpretation is equally valid. [4] Usually the native suffers poverty or financial stress at the time of marriage or at the point of marriage. [5] An idol of lizard prepared from tamarind tree wood, wrapped in golden leaved and studded with jewels. This is however, practiced in very specific communities. In my humble opinion, Sattvik remedies such as worshipping a deity is better such as lord Mukunda, as mentioned.

OM TAT SAT Saturday, February 02, 2008

Aprakash Grahas, Upagrahas & Pranapada


In Brhat Parashara Hora Shastra 3rd chapter (Santhanam Ed.), Maharishi Parashara enumerates about 5 Aprakash Grahas, 5 Upagrahas and Pranapada. These affect the life of the native at a very subtle level, since these Upagrahas do not have body of their own and behave like shadowy planets. The effects can be visible not only in the dasa of the planets associating with them, but also during the whole life of the native, which can be modified by the influences of the dasas etc. The importance of these bodies can be seen from the place where these are described. They are described in the same chapter where the Grahas (planets) are described. Thus Maharishi wanted us to check the influences of these planets as well in addition to the visible planets to delineate horoscope in details.

Important 1 1 day Hr

Terms = 24

and hrs = = 2.5 60

Concepts: Ghati Ghati;

1 1 Ista Kala sunset) Ista Dinamana Ratrimana = Ghati min

Ghati

= =

60 2.5

Vighati; Vighati

= Birth time Sunrise/ Sunset (Time elapsed after sunrise or = = Duration of Duration Ista of the the night Kala day = Sunrise measure = of Sunset next day in ghati Sunrise Sunset

Sunrise Definition = Apparent rise of upper limb of Sun (as seen on a clear day)

References from Brhat Parashari Hora Shastra (chapter 3) tryahyavivabhgaica dhmo nma mahdoa caturbhai sahito ravi || | 61|| sarvakarmavinaka

dhmo saadbho'tra maalata uddho vyatpto'tra pariveo'tidoakt doada || | 62|| vyatpta

pariveacyutacakrdindracpastu vitryasyaibhgdhyacpa doada ketukhago'ubha || | 63||

ekariyuta ketu sryatulya prajyate | aprakagrahcaite pp doaprad smt || 64||

61-64. Aprakash Grahas. Add 4 Ris 13 degrees and 20 minutes of arc to Sryas longitude at a given moment to get the exact position of the all inauspicious Dhoom. Reduce Dhoom from 12 Ris to arrive at Vyatipat. Vyatipat is also inauspicious. Add six Ris to Vyatipat to know the position of Parivesh. He is extremely inauspicious. Deduct Parivesh from 12 Ris to arrive at the position of Chap (Indra Dhanus), who is also inauspicious. Add 16

degrees 40 minutes to Chap, which will give Ketu (UpaKetu), who is a malefic. By adding a Ri to UpaKetu, you get the original longitude of Srya. These are the Grah as, devoid of splendour, which are malefics by nature and cause affliction.

sryendulagnageveu vayurjnananam | iti dhmdido sthiti padmsanodit || 65||

65. Effects of Sub-Grahas. If one of these afflicts Srya, the natives dynasty will decline, while Candr and Lagn, respectively, associated with one of these, will destroy the longevity and wisdom. So declared Lord Brahma, the Lotus-Born.

ravivrdianyanta divasnaadh bhaktv gulikdi vred gaeyat nirpyate kramt || | 66||

amo'o rtrimapyaadh nira ktv sycchanyao vret gulikasmta pacamdita || | 67||

gaayedaama nyao gulika khao prokto niyati ravyaa parikrtita klasajaka || | 68||

bhaumo mtyurdio gurvao yamaghaka | somyo'rdhapraharaka svasvadeodbhava sphua || 69||

66-69. Calculations of Gulika and other upagrahas: The portions of Srya etc. up to ani denote the periods of Gulik and others. Divide the day duration (of any week day) into eight equal parts. The eighth portion is Lord-less. The seven portions are distributed to the seven Grahas commencing from the Lord of the week day, while 8th portion governed by Gulika. Similarly make the night duration into eight equal parts and distribute these, commencing from the Lord of the 5th. Here again, the eighth portion is Lord-less and represent the

portion of Gulika. Sryas portion is Kaal, Mangals portion is Mrityu, Gurus portion is Yamaghantak and Budhs portion is Ardhaprahar. These durations differently apply to different places (commensurate with variable day and night durations).

gulikeavallagna sphua yat svasvadeajam | gulika procyate tasmjjtakasya phala vadet || 70||

70. Gulikas Position. The degree, ascending at the time of start of Gulikas portion (as above), will be the longitude of Gulika at a given place. Based on this longitude only, Gulikas effects for a particular nativity is estimated.

gulikeavallagna gulika procyate sphua tasmjjtakasya yat phala svasvadeajam vadet || | 70||

bhapdasamai udaydiaklnta yadbha praicardyarkatrikoabht prapada hi tat || | 71||

sveakla palktya tithypta bhanau yu bhdika navame ca sute yat || | 72|| cargadvibhasasthe'rke

sphua lagnd prapadkhya dvikoe turye ca tallagna rjye jeya prapada dvijottama tad || | 73||

ubha janma vijnyttathaivaikdae'pi ca | anyasthne sthita cet syt tad janmubha vadet || 74||

71-74. Calculation of Pranapad: Convert the given time into Vighatis and divide the same by 15. The resultant Ri, degrees etc. be added to Srya, if he is in a Movable Ri, which will yield Pranapad. If Srya is in a Fixed Ri, add 240 degrees additionally and, if in a Dual Ri, add 120 degrees in furtherance to get Pranapad. The birth will be auspicious, if Pranapad falls in the 2nd, 5th, 9th, 4th, 10th, or 11th from the natal Lagn. In other Bhavas Pranapad indicates an inauspicious birth.

I:

NON-LUMINOUS

(APRAKASH)

GRAHAS

The five Aprakash Grahas namely Dhuma, Vyatipata, Parivesh, Indrachapa and Upaketu (Sikhi) are calculated based on the longitude of the Sun at time of birth or Prasna. These Grahas are devoid of splendor, are malefic by nature and cause affliction. The method of calculating these non luminous planets is as under: Dhuma Vyatipata Paridhi Chapa Upaketu Illustration 1. Find Aprakash grahas in the horoscope (Pata) (Parivesha) (Indrachapa/ Kodanda) = = 16d 40 = 360d + Chapa = 180d 360d + = 133d 20 + Sun Dhuma Paridhi

Vyatipata

Suns 1. 28m 2. 3. m 4. 28m 5. 08m

longitude Dhuma

Ta

15d

08m

1s

15d

8m

45d

8m

= 133d 20m + 45d 8m

= 178d 28m = 181d 32m

= 5s 28d = 6s 1d 32m

Vyatipata = 360d 178d 28m Paridhi Chapa Upaketu = 180d + 181d 32m = 360 - 1d 32m

= 180 - 181d 32m = 361 d 32m = 0s 1d 32 = 358d 28m = 11s 28d = 0s 15d

= 16d 40m + 358d 28m = 375d 28m

To verify the correctness of the computation, add 1 sign to Upaketu to arrive at Suns longitude Jagannatha Hora software gives the following values for the Aprakash grahas: Body Longitude Nakshatra Pada Sun - PiK Dhooma Vyatipata Parivesha Indra Chapa Upaketu 15 Ta 08' 26.62" 1 Li 1 Ar 28 Pi 31' 33.38" 31' 33.38" 28' 26.62" Rohi Chit Aswi Reva 1 Ar Le 2 2 3 1 4 28 Vi 28' 26.62" Chit

Rasi Ta Vi Li Ar Pi

Nav Ta Vi Li Ar Pi

15 Ar 08' 26.62" Bhar

II

UPAGRAHAS

Each day and night can be divided into 8 equal parts called yamardha. 7 of the 8 Yamardhas are governed by the weekday lords in the order of the weekdays from Sun to Saturn whereas the part after Saturn is unlorded. The Yamardhas for the day and night are to be

found out separately based on the dinamana (duration of the day) and ratrimana (duration of Calculation: Step I: If the birth is before sunset, then find the duration of the day and if the birth is after sunset, then find the duration of the night. night).

Step II: Divide the day duration or night duration with 8 to get the 8 yamas of the day or night. The Yama starting at Sunrise is lorded by the weekday lord, whereas the Yama starting at Sunset is lorded by the 5th planet from the weekday lord in the weekday order. Thus on Sunday, the first Yama at Sunrise is lorded by Sun, whereas the first Yama at Sunset is lorded by Jupiter, who is the 5th weekday lord counted from Sun. The subsequent yamas are governed by the subsequent weekday lord.

Step III: Find the ascendant at the time of rising of the Upagrahas. However, even though Maharishi Parashara has tied the rising of the Upagrahas to the yamardhas, he has not however mentioned what portion of the yamardhas, the Upagrahas rise. However, classics such as Uttara Kalamrita by Kalidasa give the clue. According to that, duration of the day is to be divided into 32 equal parts; then Mandi shall rise on different days in following parts: Mandi: Time Day Night 10 Su 26 6 2 Mo 22 30 Tu 18 26 22 We 14 18 Th 10 Fr 6 Sa 2

This means that on Sunday, Mandi shall rise after the completion of 26th part, i.e. in the 27th part, similarly on Monday, Mandi rises in the 23rd part and on Saturday it rises at the commencement of the 3rd part. Thus Mandi rises in the middle portion of Saturns part each day. This can be extended to other Upagrahas of other planets such as Kala for Sun, Mrtyu for Mars, Ardha-prahara for Mercury and Yamaghantaka for Jupiter.

Thus the Upagrahas shall rise in the following parts on different days Kala: Time Day Night Mrtyu: Time Day Su 10 Mo 6 Tu 2 We 30 Th 26 Fr 22 Sa 18 14 Su 2 10 Mo 30 Tu 26 6 We 22 2 Th 18 30 Fr 14 26 Sa 10 22

Night

22

18

14

10

30

Ardha-prahara: Time Day Night Su 14 26 Mo 10 22 18 Tu 6 14 We 2 10 Th 30 Fr 26 6 Sa 22 2

Yama-ghantaka: Time Day Night 2 Su 18 30 26 Mo 14 22 Tu 10 18 14 We 6 10 Th 2 Fr 30 Sa 26

Steps weekday.

for Call it

computation Upagraha

of Rising

Upagrahas: Value

Step 1: Find the day or night birth and find the value for the Upagraha against the

Step 2: Find the time of rise using the following formula: Duration of day or night * Upagraha Step 3: Find the rising ascendant value rising at the / time 32. arrived. Longitude at (Sunrise + Day duration * Upagraha rising value / 32)

Upagraha Asdt. rising

For night birth consider Sunset instead of Sunrise and Night duration, instead of day duration.

Steps formula

for can be

computation used for

of finding

Gulika it.

Since Gulika rises at the end of Saturns portion or beginning of un -lorded portion, following

Step 1: Find the day or night birth and find the value for the Gulika against the weekday. Call it Gulika Rising Value. The values are as follows: Time Day Night 6 Su 2 7 1 Mo 3 2 3 Tu 4 4 We 5 5 Th 6 Fr 7 Sa 1

Step 2: Find the time of rise using the following formula: Duration of day or night * Upagraha Step Gulikas Asdt. rising at (Sunrise + Day duration * Gulika rising 3: Find the rising ascendant value rising at the / time 8. arrived. Longitude value / 8)

For night birth consider Sunset instead of Sunrise and Night duration, instead of day duration.

Illustration: 1. Sunrise: Sunset: Find Gulika 4:14:20 19:10:39 in = = the horoscope 4.2388 19.1775

Since the birth is in day, we need to find the duration of the day, which is 19.1775 4.2388 = Duration Weekday of 1 yama in 14.9387 day is lord: 14.9387 / 8 = 1.8673 hrs hrs Mars

The yamardhas of the day shall rise in the order of Mars -> Merc -> Jup -> Ven -> Sat -> Un-lorded yamardha (Gulikas yamardha) -> Sun -> Moon.

The yama# of the unlorded part is 6th yama. The rising time of the 6th yama shall be 5* yama duration + Sunrise = 5* 1.8673 + 4.2388 = 13.5753 = 13:34:31. This time is called Gulikodaya The Thus 1. Lagna the Kala (Gulika+Udaya) rising steps = Sunrise at Kala that of + or time the is rising 100 of 1) * time 35 of 28 Gulika yama Gulika. Virgo. are duration

computation (Gulikas yamardha

Gulikodaya

2. Gulika = Ascendant rising at Gulikodaya Kala.

2.

Find

Kala,

Mrtyu,

Ardhaprahara,

Yamaghantaka

and

Mandi

2.1. Weekday Day/ Duration Upagraha Kala: Time Day Night Rising = = = = = Lagna = 2.2. Weekday Day/ Duration Upagraha Mrtyu: Time Day Night Rising = = = = = Lagna = Ta rising 28:50:13 5: at Sunrise + (Day 4.2388 5.1725 10: 5: (longitude 4.2388 Su 10 22 18 time duration + * (14.9387 + Mo 6 14 Tu 2 10 of Upagraha We 30 Th Night of birth day value = = = = Li rising 13:17:57 at (longitude Sunrise 4.2388 + (Day + 4.2388 14 Su 2 10 time duration * (14.9387 + Mo 30 Tu 26 6 We 22 2 of Upagraha * Th Night of rising birth day = value = =

Find Day 14.9387 =

Kala Tuesday birth hrs 26

Fr 14 26

Sa 10 22 Kala

18 30

Value 26/

32) 32) 12.1376 16.3764

16:22:35 16:22:35 of Find Day 14.9387 Kala) Mrtyu Tuesday birth hrs 2

Fr 22 2

Sa 18 30 Mrtyu

26 6

Value *2/

32) 32) 0.9336 hrs 21

10: of

21 Mrtyu)

2.3. Weekday Day/ Duration Upagraha Ardha-prahara: Time Day Night Rising = = = = = Lagna = 2.4. Weekday Day/ Duration Upagraha Yamaghantaka: Time Day Night Rising = = = = = Lagna rising 8: at Sunrise + 4.2388 4.2388 8.9071 Su 18 2 Mo 14 30 time (Day + duration * Tu 10 26 We 6 22 of Night of rising birth day = value = = Ge rising 23:53:17 7: at (longitude Sunrise + 4.2388 4.2388 7.0398 Su 14 26 Mo 10 22 time (Day duration + * 18 Tu 6 14 of We 2 Night of rising birth day = value = =

Find Day 14.9387 =

Ardhaprahara Tuesday birth hrs 6

Th 30 10

Fr 26 6

Sa 22 2

Ardhaprahara Value *6/ + 2: 7: of Find Day 14.9387 = 2: / 32) 32) 2.8010 hrs 23 23 Ardhaprahara) Yamaghantaka Tuesday birth hrs 10

Upagraha

(14.9387

Th 2 18

Fr 30 14

Sa 26 10

Yamaghantaka Value *10/ + 54: / 32) 32) 4.6683 hrs 25 54: 25

Upagraha

(14.9387

8:

Cn

16:08:29

(longitude

of

Yamaghantaka)

2.5. Weekday Day/ Duration Upagraha Mandi: Time Day Night Rising = = = = = Lagna = Jagannatha Body Kaala Mrityu Artha Yama Maandi Gulika Prahara Ghantaka 23 16 Leo Hora rising 29:37:22 software gives the 12: at Sunrise + (Day + 4.2388 12.6418 38: 12: (longitude following 4.2388 Su 26 10 Mo 22 6 time duration * (14.9387 + Tu 18 2 We 14 30 of Upagraha Night of rising birth day = value = =

Find Day 14.9387 =

Mandi Tuesday birth hrs 18

Th 10 26

Fr 6 22

Sa 2 18 Mandi

Value *18/

32) 32) 8.4030 hrs 30

38: of for 2 2 2 4 1 Ar Vi the Pada

30 Mandi) Upagrahas: Rasi Li Ta Ge Cn Le Nav Cp Vi Ta Sc Sg

values

Longitude 13 Li 17' 58.28" Swat 28 Ta 50' 19.41" Mrig Ge Cn 53' 08' 25.62" 40.05" Puna Push UPha 1

Nakshatra

29 Le 37' 28.10" 10 Vi 35' 35.97" Hast

Planets with %ph mz> upagraha

vs.

Aprakash different -anumuoha

Grahas

and

Upagrahas. planets:

In the following verse in Jaitaka Parijata, Vaidyanath Dikshita, associates the Upagrahas k)lda> kldaya kaaphalaprad syu Syu, ymk. |

kalpirixxUmaxRharahya bhnumukhagrah

kramaa klaparidhidhmrdhaprahrhay yamakaakakodaamndiptopaketava

|| He says that the Upagrahas are lorded by Sun to Ketu and they bestow painful results to the native. The lordship is Kala, Paridhi, Dhuma, Ardhaprahara, Yamaghantaka, Kodanda, Mandi, Pata, Upaketu respectively assigned to Sun to Ketu in the weekday order. Rearranging the lordship for aprakash grahas and Upagrahas, we arrive at the following list. Aprakash Mars Moon Venus Rahu Ketu Upagrahas: Sun Mars Jupiter Mercury Saturn Saturn Dignities for Dhuma Vyatipat Parivesh Indrachapa Upaketu Gulika YamaghantakaArdhapraharaKala Mrtyu these UpaGrahas Exaltation Leo Scorpio Gemini Sagittarius Aquarius Gemini Leo and of Gulik Debilitation Aquarius Taurus Sagittarius Cancer etc. which Capricorn Gemini Sagittarius Cancer Aquarius Sagittarius Gemini Capricorn Scorpio are as Kala Mrtyu Yamaghantaka Ardhaprahara Gulika Mandi Upagrahas follows Paridhi/ Kodanda/ Pata / Grahas: Dhuma Parivesha Indrachapa Vyatipata Upaketu

Keeranuru Nataraja of Jatakalankaram (Tamil version) gives Ris of dignities Upagraha Swakshetra Malefic sign Aries, Scorpio Libra Pisces Cancer Aries, Scorpio -

If the Upagrahas are placed in dignity, their evil effects are reduced.

III

PRANAPADA

Pranapada traverses a sign in 15 Vighatis. We know that the Lagna approximately traverses a sign with a rate of 5 ghati or 300 vighati. This shows that the Pranapada Lagna moves at the speed 20 times faster than the Lagna.

Calculation Step I: Find the Ista Ghati . Multiply this with 60 to find the Vighati elapsed after Sunrise. Alternatively this can be found by multiplying the hrs elapsed after sunrise to birth with 150, to get the Vighati.

Step II: The Ista Kala in Vighati is divided by 15 and resultant is to be converted in Rashis (Signs), Degrees, minutes etc. and be added to the longitude of the Sun at the time of Sunrise. This shows that how much sings the Pranapada Lagna has traversed from Sunrise @ 15 Vighatis per sign.

Step III: The Pranapada Lagna is always counted from the Movable sign in trine to Sun. Thus, if Sun is in movable sign, the final longitude will straight away yield Pranapada; if the Sun is in dual sign; add 120 Degree and if in fixed Sign add 240 degree additionally to get Pranapada. Since the Pranapada indicates the life energy, it is always counted from a movable sign, from Illustration Sunrise Longitude of Sun Time at sunrise = = Le 7d 55 5:30:31 32.10 Sun, the giver of Life.

Step I: Ishta Kala = 14:32:44 5:30:31 = 14.545 5.5086 = 9.0314 Hrs = 1354.71 Vighati (Hrs*150)

Step II: 1354.71/15 = 90.314 = 90 signs 9d 25m 12s = 6s 9d 25m 12s (expunging multiples of 12)

Step III: Add Suns Degree with the degrees arrived at step II. This comes out to be 17d 20. The No. of signs to be counted from the Movable sign in trine to Sun in Leo, should indicate the Pranapada Lagna. The movable sign in trine to Sun is Aries and counting 6 signs from Aries it comes to Libra. Thus the Pranapada becomes Li 17d 20.

RESULTS DHUMA 1st -> -> -> -> -> -> 2nd -> -> -> -> -> -> 3rd -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 4th -> -> -> sacrifice) 5th -> -> -> -> -> Shall eat Devoid Limited of house progeny wealth Honorable anything Belligerent Sorrowful being Well rejected versed by in the Weakness in the body part represented by Sweet Troubles with a limb represented by the Lack Speech sign in 2nd Dull Watery grave Extremely if in short a watery Endowed with beautiful Serious, House Valorous eyes reserved Wicked tempered sign House Sickly Wealthy house witted virility troubles house Intelligent Valorous Generous spoken Wealthy Religious the sign House partner shastras

Belongs to a lineage of priests who are well versed in Yagnas (fire

6th -> -> -> -> -> -> 7th -> -> -> -> -> -> 8th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 9th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 10th -> -> -> -> -> Troubles from fire (electricity, lightning Endowed with children Ever and Well disposed Opposed by to his family Endowed with children and Engaged in evil Disliked Hard by Lack Troubles Marriage with in low Extra Extremely marital Free Destroyer Troubles from of from

House Valorous Strong Famous diseases enemies animals House Penniless passionate relationship Lethargic marriage caste House courage Enthusiastic Truthful others hearted Selfish activities Punishment House fortune Wealthy Honorable Kind Religious relatives elders House fortune cheerful Intelligent Truthful etc.)

11th -> -> -> -> -> 12th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> VYATIPATA 1st -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 2nd -> -> -> -> -> -> 3rd -> -> -> -> Eloquent Wicked & Opposition Health with troubles Skin Troubled by Prosper in Travel foreign Indulge Interested in in Addicted sinful others to Endowed with many Knowledge of Endowed with wealth, grains Pleasant arts & and

House gold looking music Modest houses House Immoral acts wives vices Unkind Crafty abroad land

House miseries Cruel Destructive Foolish relatives throughout diseases House Crook Bilious Materialistic Ungrateful Sinful speech House Determined Warrior Generous Wealthy

-> -> -> -> 4th -> -> -> -> -> -> 5th -> -> -> -> -> -> 6th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 7th -> -> -> -> -> -> 8th -> -> Bereft of Bad Skillful in wielding Unworthy Endowed Engaged with in Educated

Dear Head & Skillful

to of in

king army Knowledgeable music House Diseased

Bereft landed agriculture

of property or and

progeny Unfortunate houses husbandry Wealthy House Indigent

animal

Pleasant Imbalances Bereft children of (if of

appearance humor Hardhearted progeny there) House

Destroyer many

of kinds in of

enemies Strong weapons Arts Peaceful troubles

Knowledgeable Marital behaviors

with

spouse House Penury

wife

and

children Unhappy Passionate Shameless

Troubled

with

debts House

Deformity

of

eyes Ugly

-> -> -> -> 9th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 10th -> -> -> -> -> 11th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 12th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> PARIDHI 1st Unfaithful to own religion Hate Works & Skillful in convert kith Inter-caste as many to Physically Endowed Firm with Interested High and many in Excessively Honored by Wounds from various Engaged in religious Extremely Liked by Sweet opposite Engaged Many many Insults Blood Occult

Unfortunate Brahmins disorders knowledge House things friends Famous spoken sex Unfortunate Irreligious House Wealthy activities wise Visionary means House wealthy Govt. Truthful determined horses music position House Angry activities disabled other & religion kin marriage servant

house

-> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 2nd -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 3rd -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 4th -> -> -> Well wisher Ever of even Becomes lunatic due to Do Endowed Respectful things to Insulted Discontinue Wander studying for more Dear Pleasant with without many elders much by to Becomes rich after Profits Leader Immovable from Ancestral of Wealthy Pleasant and Troubled Difficulties Mental with Dear Danger to from elders poisonous Violent in Endowed with

Knowledgeable Truthful Peaceful Wealthy children Cleanliness Charitable and guru animals death life grief debts house famous appearance Materialistic Happy Religious community properties agriculture wealth house House wife appearance relatives & guru thought others education studies than capacity house cheerful enemies Amicable

constructing

-> -> -> -> -> 5th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 6th -> -> -> -> -> -> 7th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 8th -> -> -> -> -> -> No Wife business

Skillful Suspension due

in to

music Financial

and in

singing job Cheater Punishment House embezzlement

mistakes

Blessed Popular

by in Dear

goddess the to from

Laxmi Virtuous community Religious wife birthplace Obstacles house Wealthy

Live

far

Endowed Well wisher Destroyer

with to of

children Materialistic others enemies Cheater House

Limited

children Devoid of

(alpasantanayukta) happiness Dumb cruel diseases the person larceny magic eye House of and black an

Extremely suffers will Suffer be Suffer due Lose due done to in theft to manifold front

Occupied Endowed

in with

spiritual Sattva

thoughts Guna Peaceful Strong Determined Religious

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Suffer

theft Severely

and

larceny injured Surgery house

Endowed

with Good Lack Easily

children Blissful natured Wealthy passion Honorable contented

Get doubted by superior and get punished for mistakes, he is not respect are with not the elders according people in to who the ones help house Dharma them house versed in various arts disciplines Materialistic Strong Devoid Learned Help Engaged Earn in from in Respects the religious Construct religious of all anger shastras everybody needy activities temple activities house Enjoy company of women Virtuous Intelligent Deal digestive Unable to to (such his as acidity convince people etc.) others arguments House Lack happiness disorders

Illogical

-> -> -> -> -> -> Dishonor Suffer Heavy due Difficulties elders to in expenditure and secret getting on

Mischievous Spendthrift gurus diseases cured health

INDRACHAPA 1st -> -> -> -> -> -> 2nd -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 3rd -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 4th -> -> -> Endowed with Free Honored by cattle from the & Does not Devoid Ill repute Convoluted perform Divert religious to Devoid of friends due in bad to activities of and some well in mistakes household of walks the of Well versed in Does not heed to advices of elders, Cannot wise men and keep Extremely Pleasant Devoid of any Perennial weaknesses health or Endowed with wealth, grains & House gold Grateful Truthful Amicable vices troubles House Affable Modest wise appearance Religious well wishers secrets House Miserly Arts Thievish limbs wishers job matters, forefathers life House grains diseases king

-> -> -> -> 5th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 6th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 7th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 8th -> -> -> Interested in others Engaged in others May May No Break Trouble comforts Cheated lose suffer by limb in from due from Dear in to Family generative marital to black trustworthy Well versed in Suffer black Successful and prosperous by in all enemies Unfinished magic by kinds in Troubled Destroyer Clever of & of Come Prosper Research out of in activities any Highly education or difficult Skillful in various Cheat and Embezzle Take con

Modest others funds bribe House Visionary Devout Affable areas educated field Scientist situation. House enemies cunning Blissful jobs job jobs enemies House Virtuous shastras Religious people life organs life females surgery magic House work Cruel wives Knowledgeable

-> -> -> -> -> 9th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 10th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 11th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 12th -> -> -> -> Evil in Clear Clever objective to Knowledgeable on Capable in outdo life Fiery mantras to & and others in & Affectionate Free from Unable Lesser gain Work to for as repay the Endowed with Endowed with many Financial Criminal Perform Chaste Extremely penance Troubled Unsuccessful Unfulfilled by and Incessant bad unfinished

Disabled wishes dreams, jobs troubles House (Tapasvi) (Brahmacharya) wise Famous mentality Irreligious fraud Punishment House children Brilliant cattle Famous Hardship efforts servant debts House diseases Determined disposition weaponry spouse hardworking achieve it anything House Shrewd Egoistic disposition Shameless

-> -> -> -> -> -> -> UPAKETU 1st -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 2nd -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 3rd -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 4th Speaks Gets from Suffer with Evil Completes Eloquent & affable Endowed (however Hard Fulfillment working Invite of but problems Dear Knowledgeable in Lose Imprisonment for Suspension property Extra Engaged in

Suffer marital illegal Regal cheating for to the the

poverty relationship activities penalty govt. cheating govt.

house various disciplines Blissful Eloquent to desires even by then and not helping people success famous others house Poet Learned Honorable Modest with speak only when conveyances required) Amicable Hardworking work at hand house & Lean Suffer acute destructive Cruel bodied penury illnesses Hardworking Timid others nasal affection cavity House

-> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 5th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 6th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 7th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> Injured by Difficulties Attached in Go abroad Endowed Ominous to Twin Respectful to Well

Pleasant Sattvik Interested disposed in towards

appearance Virtuous disposition shastras others Decorative Cleanliness Disciplined

Law

abiding house Logician Intelligent Eloquent

elders

and on

gurus Blissful arts problems troubles unhappy females) House

Knowledgeable Stomach Heart Mentally birth (for

maternal of many with

relatives enemies friends Valorous Splendorous Sagacious

Destroyer

for

health in

reasons career House

Stagnancy

Interested

in

Gambling Passionate Materialistic

to life Suicidal thieves and and

prostitutes career tendencies bandits

8th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 9th -> -> -> -> -> -> 10th -> -> -> -> -> -> 11th -> -> -> -> -> -> 12th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> Difficulties Doesnt Extra respect marital Short Bad in Engaged in sinful Well versed in religious activities in such as fire Engaged righteous Ever Like Rise company & of Fall the fall from subsequent in Endowed with Dear happiness to learned & Helpful Enthusiasm Jobs to in Honored all connected for living to religious Suicidal Lack happiness Take from refuge Adversities Drown tendencies (by marital to in in taking Engaged in sinful

House acts Shameless partner opposition life debt poison) House Cheerful beings activities bravery bravery Hardworking House fortune females Charitable ones career height House Wealthy Fortunate Valorous sacrifices acts gainful house acts Valiant others affairs tempered dreams life

-> -> -> -> Regal Invite fines for Foreign

Demotions travels by he is problems something

in but helping not

job unhappy others responsible

KALA 1st -> -> 2nd -> -> 3rd -> -> -> 4th -> 5th -> -> -> 6th -> -> -> -> 7th -> -> 8th -> -> Lack comforts Lack of Prosecuted Leaves his by govt. spouse & and Endowed with landed High Works in forests Unhappy and hilly family Troubled married Hates Obstacles Lose in Short House tempered Adventurous House education property house relatives Wealthy Charitable house life House Traveler regions life house position Leader Wealthy property House superiors children. house life happiness

9th -> -> -> 10th -> -> 11th -> -> 12th -> -> -> Engage in evil activities Lose Away and lose house from power and & Extremely Endowed with Minister all kinds or of Respects Brahmins, Troubles learned ones, to wife and

House father children Religious. house king comforts house Powerful rich House family reputation property

ARDHAPRAHARA 1st -> -> -> 2nd -> -> 3rd -> -> 4th -> -> -> 5th -> Friendship with Happy in Has a Help sense from of his suffering in Wealthy due Good to own in Talks after Knower proper of House Intelligent thought shastras House intelligence debates house siblings life House Educated, Wealthy life house Mantriks

-> 6th -> -> 7th -> 8th -> -> -> 9th -> -> -> 10th -> -> -> -> 11th -> -> -> 12th -> -> -> Some

Endowed

with

wealth

&

property. House

Short Belligerent and Harsh

tempered speech house

Prosper

after

marriage House Respectable Responsible

High

position

&

authority House

Good Interested in Endowed

in religious with

debates activities property House Educated, Intelligent

Engaged Complete

in activities

good in

deeds hand House

Respects Endowed

& with

honors wealth Get

the &

truth property

co-operation House

kind

of

unhappiness

in

the Regal

family

life fines

Unfinished

education

YAMAGHANTAKA 1st -> 2nd House Fortunate House

-> -> -> 3rd -> -> -> -> 4th -> -> -> -> 5th -> -> -> 6th -> -> -> 7th -> -> -> 8th -> 9th -> -> -> -> 10th Engaged High Endowed Comforts Earn due to Keeps Will have Engaged in Ill evil Advisory Suffer Blessed Auspicious by Mistakes

Good Earns

in

debates Educated property House Dishonor

May Siblings in

lose will fulfilling

job prosper duties House

Get

landed functions in in the

property Educated house family House

elders

due jobs

to in

children Educated Govt. House

Lazy repute deeds with

and in help of

lethargic career Mantriks House

good the

wife

&

children Respectful honor House

familys

day

to

day

work House

in with from

religious & & and wealth wife

activities authority property children House

position

-> -> 11th -> -> -> 12th -> -> MANDI 1st -> -> -> -> 2nd -> -> -> -> 3rd -> -> -> -> 4th -> -> -> -> 5th -> -> Ill Troubled While traveling Earns due officials, army Inflict Slowly Disliked by Gains

Good Engaged in

status

&

position activities House

religious

due

to Profits

wife in Live

and

children business abroad House

others,

even

wife in

and

children earning

leave

him

Difficulties

livelihood

house Sickly Lean complete due to work self in Prosper bodied hand effort House Unkind emotional pain Vulgar on others speech Belligerent House to courage & bravery such as thieves, bandits, police men Unfriendly Unhappiness troubled due from to unwanted etc. neighbors siblings talks House Uncomfortable Enemies relationship in with life job relatives House Troubles repute due in to progeny children Run away from material pursuits such as house, property, vehicles etc.

-> -> -> -> 6th -> -> -> -> -> 7th -> -> -> -> 8th -> -> -> -> -> 9th -> -> -> -> 10th -> -> -> -> -> 11th -> -> Endowed Does Famous Knowledgeable Lacks Enmity with

Lack superiors of

faith in job

on and even

guru hence though devoid

and of

elders prosperity Diseased by him House

blessing

deity,

worshipped

Hate Lack Loan spent Suffer faith over due

his in on to Unhappy

maternal his unnecessary others in

family colleagues things career House misbehavior

Uncontrollable Ill Eagles repute Concerned eye due for (looking to immoral wifes for a

passion nature health prey) House Intelligent

in

Mantras on

&

Tantras some

or

other

occult of

disciplines Sickly the & body fire House Irreligious

Surgery Troubles

part

from

poison,

weapon

Con Perform

others religious

in Unhappy

name

of without in

religion devotion life House

observances

due

to

religious with Completes Good

activities public

& the

good in

deeds needy mind hand family House

Helps activities task reputation

interests at in

Extremely with landed property and material

rich comforts

-> -> -> 12th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> GULIKA 1st -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 2nd -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 3rd -> -> -> -> -> 4th Respected Head of a After 36 years of age the Suffer Physical Expenses May ill High position &

Profits authority in Govt.

from Extremely or such

businesses courageous organizations House

Bad Lose are lose health relationship one due with Defective valuable more of to than his black wicked

dreams Timid things income limbs magic women nails

House Sickly Lustful Sinful Crafty Mischievous Sorrowful Epilepsy house Unpleasant Narrow Addicted to appearance Sorrowful minded vices Shameless Penniless person goes abroad and become rich House Pleasant village Dear & or town to honored by (such wise the appearance as mayor) Righteous men king House

-> -> -> -> -> 5th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 6th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 7th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 8th -> -> -> Tormented by Goes to Live Poverty abroad and Devoid Subdued on by after wander for of the wifes Extra marital Devoid Good of Dear Good to Unhappy in future Subdued Narrow Lack by the Short Insulted by Suffer due to Devoid Engaged windy Unhappy in and of sinful bilious domestic

Sickly happiness acts complaints life House others Penniless lived Spiteful minded virility wife Atheist life House Splendorous natured wife Energetic Determined enemies health Wealthy House Sinful affairs Emaciated friends wife wealth marriage jobs House Hunger Emaciated Sorrowful

-> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 9th -> -> -> -> -> -> 10th -> -> -> -> -> -> 11th -> -> -> -> -> -> 12th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> May suffer due Associates to with Unhappy black immoral family magic from Engaged in sinful Regain Company Leader Well of wisher Short lost Good of good his of Taken refuge Gets to Worshipper yogic and rewards power, of righteous & Endowed with Un-fortunate & ill Engaged in sinful Extremely and evil Undergo many Unable to save even May though the get earnings ill are Bereft of Extremely high

Cruel temper Hardhearted Penniless virtues Sickly good repute House ordeals Emaciated acts Sluggish fated House children Blissful Materialistic fire path honor House women community friends stature property income house acts Disabled Unfortunate Lethargic women life enemies hardhearted

PRANAPADA 1st -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 2nd -> -> -> -> -> 3rd -> -> -> -> -> 4th -> -> -> -> -> -> 5th -> -> -> 6th -> Subdued by his relatives and Dear to wise Respects elders & Devoid of respect for Very elders & Injurious & Many Many Endowed with abundant Disabled (defective Dumb (cant Dull Weak House body Sickly speak) witted Lunatic limb) Miserable house grains Wealthy attendants children Fortunate House savage Egoistic Hardhearted dirty gurus House Happy Amicable Truthful gurus Splendorous men House Happy Righteous Kind House enemies

-> -> -> -> -> -> 7th -> -> -> -> 8th -> -> -> 9th -> -> -> -> -> -> -> 10th -> -> -> -> -> 11th -> -> -> -> -> -> Expert in Troubled Troubled by

Severe

digestive

troubles Unkind Wicked Sickly Affluent

Short

lived House Jealous

Ever Endowed with evil

libidinous Cruel thoughts House

Afflicted by relatives, the

by king servants &

diseases (govt.) sons House

Endowed

with Very

sons rich Fortunate appearance others satisfied sighted House Valiant Intelligent Skilful

Pleasant Serve Always Clear

carrying

out Worship

royal

orders gods House Famous Virtuous Wise

Materialistic Wealthy Fair-complexioned

-> 12th -> -> -> -> -> Hate learned Suffer from eye diseases Defective-limbed men (Brahmins) and Mean & narrow

Honorable house minded Wicked (disabled) relatives

Some

important

points:

1. If any planet is conjoined with or aspected by (7th aspect) or disposits Gulika, during their dasa or Antar dasa or during transit of such planets on Gulika, troubles will be seen. 2. When Yamaghantakas dispositor conjoins any planet, then during the Dasa, Antar of such planet auspicious results like marriage, new house warming ceremony, birth of a child, Deva Pratishta etc. happen.

3. When Ardhapraharas dispositor conjoins any planet, then during their Dasa and Antar, events like court case, compromising of a case, agreement, signing of new business etc. may take place.

4. Normally during the Kalas dispositors dasa- antar or the dasa- antar of the planet conjoining the dispositor only bad events may take place.

5. Normally when the Upagrahas conjoins any planet, during the dasa and antar of the said planet, Upagrahas will give their full results. During the dasa of lords and dispositors of Upagrahas, they will give 50 % of results. Any planet that is opposite to an Upagraha, during its dasa and antar 75% results can be seen.

6. During the transit of Shani on Gulika, the person loses his wealth, honor and fame. CASE STUDIES

Following case studies shows the effect of the Aprakash grahas and Upagrahas in shaping the life of the native. Check if there are planets in the house occupied by the Upagrahas, if, yes, then their results shall dominate, otherwise the results of the Upagrahas shall dominate. Case Body Maandi I: Mahatma Longitude 21 Cp 38' 41.73" Srav Gandhi, Nakshatra 4 Nationalist Pada Rasi Cp Nav Cn

Gulika Pranapada Dhooma Vyatipata Parivesha Indra Kaala Mrityu Artha Yama Prahara Ghantaka 26 16 Chapa Upaketu Lagna 11

18 Aq 53' 24.71" Sata Ar 29 29 0 08' Ta Le 24.48" Aswi Mrig Jye Magh 4 0 Aq 14' 13.77" Dhan 45' 14' 46.23" 13.77" Sc 45' 46.23"

4 3 2 4 1 2 1 1 3 2

Aq Ar Aq Ta Sc Le Le Vi Sc Sc Sg

Pi Cn Li Vi Pi Ar Vi Le Le Aq Vi

16 Le 54' 13.77" PPha 26 Vi 21' 56.20" Chit 6 Sc 35' 49.41" Anu Sc Sg 20' 49' 19.15" 42.72" Jye PSha

Dhuma Limited Devoid Honorable Shall Belligerent Vyatipata deformity Ugly Unfortunate Insults Blood Occult Paridhi Wealthy Pleasant Materialistic Happy Religious Leader Immovable Profits Ancestral Becomes Indrachapa rich after constructing from of & of eat of

5 progeny wealth anything

8 eyes

Brahmins disorders knowledge 2 famous appearance

community properties agriculture wealth house 11

Free Determined Fiery Knowledgeable Affectionate Capable Clear Clever Upaketu Wealthy Fortunate Valorous Well Engaged Ever Kala Away Engage in evil activities versed in religious in objective to in outdo on

from

diseases disposition

mantras to & life others and

&

weaponry spouse hardworking achieve it anything 11

in

activities

such

as

fire

sacrifices acts gainful 12

righteous

from and lose power &

family reputation

Lose house and property times when he

He went abroad away from his family and at many he was away from his family.

traveled;

In a positive sense engaged in evil activities could be treated as his rebellion against the ruling govt. at that time.

Mrtyu Ardhaprahara Wealthy Good Yamaghantaka Dishonor May Siblings Mistakes Mandi in lose will fulfilling due to in own

2 2 intelligence debates 3 job prosper duties 4

Uncomfortable Run away from material pursuits such as in relationship with house, property, vehicles Enemies Troubled Gulika Unhappy in future

life etc. job relatives 5 life

Case Body Mandi Gulika Dhooma Vyatipata Parivesha Indra Kaala Mrityu Artha Yama Prahara Ghantaka Chapa Upaketu

II:

Sigmund Longitude

Freud, Nakshatra 4 2 4 1 3 2 3 3 2 1 3

Psychologist Pada Rasi Le Vi Vi Li Ar Pi Pi Li Ge Cn Cn Nav Sc Ta Pi Ar Li Vi Aq Aq Cp Le Aq House# 12

25 Le 09' 07.87" PPha 15 Vi 17' 54.32" Hast 7 Vi 48' 25.57" UPha 22 22 7 Li Ar Pi 11' 11' 48' 34.43" 34.43" 25.57" Visa Bhar UBha

24 Pi 28' 25.57" Reva 15 Li 20' 57.46" Swat 12 Ge 32' 22.48" Ardr 4 25 Cn Cn 50' 08' 50.32" 56.19" Push Asre

Upagraha Dhuma Immoral Indulge Interested Addicted Unkind Crafty Travel Prosper Vyatipata Troubled Cruel Destructive Foolish Opposition with by in foreign in in to sinful others

acts wives vices

abroad land 1 miseries

relatives

Health Skin Paridhi Limited Devoid Dumb Extremely Wife No Suffer Suffer Lose Indrachapa Destroyer Clever Blissful Successful Troubled Unfinished Suffer Upaketu Ominous Destroyer Endowed Valorous Splendorous Sagacious Go Stagnancy Kala Short Adventurous Mrtyu Ardhaprahara Intelligent abroad with to black and by due suffers business will be theft due

troubles

throughout diseases 7

children of

(alpasantanayukta) happiness cruel to manifold front and to an black of the diseases person larceny magic eye 6 of & enemies cunning in enemies magic by all kinds in of jobs job jobs enemies 6 maternal of many relatives enemies friends

done

in

prosperous

for in

health

reasons career 1 tempered

9 10

Engaged Complete Yamaghantaka Good Engaged Mandi Extremely Endowed Profits Extremely High Gulika Defective Unhappy May suffer due position & with

in activities

good in

deeds hand 10

status in

& religious

position activities 11 rich

landed

property from

and

material

comforts businesses courageous

authority

in

Govt.

or

such

organizations 12 organ

family to black magic from

life enemies

Case Body Maandi Gulika Dhooma Vyatipata Parivesha Indra Kaala Mrityu Artha Yama

III:

Swami

Vivekananda, Longitude 13 Le 35' 57.62" PPha 6 Vi 18' 58.47" UPha 12 Ta 45' 44.62" Rohi

Spiritual Nakshatra 1 3 1 4 2 3 4 2 3 1 3 Pada Le Vi Ta Aq Le Sc Sc Li Sc Sg Cn

Leader Rasi Nav Le Aq Ar Pi Vi Li Pi Cp Aq Le Li

17 17 12

Aq Le Sc

14' 14' 45'

15.38" 15.38" 44.62"

Sata PPha Anu

Chapa

Upaketu

29 Sc 25' 44.62" Jye 10 Li 17' 41.65" Swat 23 Sc 58' 11.88" Jye

Prahara Ghantaka

16 10

Sg Cn

30' 33'

42.85" 03.65"

PSha Push Results

Upagraha Dhuma Valorous Strong Famous

House#

Comments 6

Free Destroyer Troubles Vyatipata Determined Warrior Generous Wealthy Dear Head Educated Skillful Paridhi Endowed Blissful Good Wealthy Lack Honorable Easily something Does Do Create Indrachapa Shrewd Egoistic Evil Shameless Suffer Extra Engaged Regal Imprisonment Suspension Lose property for in not things which enmity which respect are with he

from of from

diseases enemies animals 3

to of & in

king army Knowledgeable music 9

with

children natured passion contented is not in to who the ones help responsible. house Dharma them 12

In career, superiors will doubt the person and he might be punished for elders not the according people

in

disposition poverty

marital illegal cheating for to the the

relationship activities penalty govt. cheating govt.

Upaketu Engaged Valiant Doesnt Extra Short Bad Difficulties Demotions Foreign Invite Regal Kala Powerful Extremely Mrtyu Ardhaprahara Intelligent Talks Knower Yamaghantaka Earn Mandi Irreligious Con Perform Unhappy Gulika Gets power & rewards and others religious in in name observances of without due to day to day after of proper fines for travels problems something by he in in but helping is not respect marital in sinful

12 acts others affairs tempered dreams life job unhappy others responsible 11 rich 12 1 thought shastras 8 work 9 religion devotion life 10 honor

Case Body

IV:

Mother Longitude

Teresa, Nakshatra

Philanthropist Pada Rasi Nav

Maandi Gulika Dhooma Vyatipata Parivesha Indra Kaala Mrityu Artha Yama Prahara Ghantaka 20 21 Chapa Upaketu

28 Le 14' 05.28" UPha 17 Vi 58' 46.31" Hast 23 Sg 08' 36.58" PSha 6 Cn 6 Cp 23 9 Ge 51' 23.42" 51' 23.42" 08' 36.58" Push USha Puna

1 3 3 2 4 1 2 4 4 3 4

Le Vi Sg Cn Cp Ge Cn Li Sc Sg Cp

Sg Ge Li Vi Pi Ar Vi Pi Pi Li Cn House# 1

Cn 48' 36.58" Push

17 Li 21' 06.59" Swat 27 Sc 26' 00.42" Jye Sg Cp 56' 27' 58.91" 08.15" PSha Srav

Upagraha Dhuma Valorous Endowed Serious Wicked Extremely Watery Vyatipata Deformity Ugly Unfortunate Insults Blood Occult Paridhi Wealthy Pleasant Materialistic Happy Religious Leader Immovable Profits Ancestral Becomes rich after constructing from of & of grave if short in a watery with & beautiful

eyes reserved tempered sign 8 eyes

Brahmins disorders knowledge 2 famous appearance

community properties agriculture wealth house

Indrachapa Virtuous Well Religious Dear Break Trouble No Cheated May May Upaketu Engaged Shameless Lack Take Adversities Drown Suicidal Kala Powerful Extremely Mrtyu Ardhaprahara Intelligent Talks Knower Yamaghantaka Good Educated Earns Mandi Irreligious Con Perform others religious in name observances of without in after of proper tendencies in (by taking happiness refuge in from to marital in sinful lose suffer comforts by limb from in in from due to Family generative marital trustworthy to black versed in

7 shastras people life organs life females surgery magic 8 acts partner opposition life debt poison) 11 rich 12 1 thought shastras 2 debates property 9 religion devotion

Unhappy Gulika Gets power &

in

life 10 rewards and honor

Case Body Maandi Gulika Dhooma Vyatipata Parivesha Indra Kaala Mrityu Artha Yama Prahara Ghantaka Chapa Upaketu

V:

Adolf Longitude

Hitler Nakshatra 2 4 3 2 4 1 2 1 2 4 1 Pada

(Sadist) Rasi Vi Vi Le Sc Ta Aq Pi Ar Ge Cn Le Nav Cp Cn Li Vi Pi Ar Vi Sg Ta Sc Ar

1 Vi 11' 07.82" UPha 20 Vi 19' 36.30" Hast 21 Le 50' 18.80" PPha 8 Sc 09' 41.20" Anu 8 Ta 21 Aq 09' 41.20" 50' 18.80" Krit PBha

8 Pi 30' 18.80" UBha 29 Ar 10' 14.92" Krit 23 Ge 42' 30.38" Puna 13 2 Cn Le 35' 37' 43.35" 25.18" Push Magh

Dhuma Endowed Pleasant Knowledge Modest Endowed Vyatipata Wicked Bilious Materialistic Ungrateful Sinful Eloquent Paridhi Occupied Endowed Peaceful Strong in with spiritual Sattva & with many of arts & with wealth, grains and

11 gold looking music houses 2 Crook

speech 8 thoughts Guna

Determined Religious Suffer Severely Surgery Indrachapa Visionary Devout Affable Skillful Knowledgeable Highly Prosper Research Come Upaketu Ominous Destroyer Endowed Valorous Splendorous Sagacious Go Stagnancy Kala Prosecuted Leaves Mrtyu Ardhaprahara Educated, Intelligent Engaged Complete Yamaghantaka Gains Profits due to in wife and in activities good in deeds hand 11 children business his by govt. spouse & and abroad for in health reasons career 7 superiors children. 9 10 with to of many maternal out in activities of any education or difficult educated field Scientist situation. 6 relatives enemies friends in various areas 5 theft and larceny injured

Live Mandi Bad Timid Lose Expenses May Suffer Physical Defective Gulika Defective Unhappy family May suffer due to black magic from enemies Saturday, February 02, 2008 lose ill are one health relationship due with valuable more of to than his black wicked

abroad 12 dreams things income limbs magic women nails 12 organ life

Planetary Relationships
BPHS Chapter 3

trikot svtsukhasv'ntyadhdharmyusvatugap | suhdo ripavavnve samcobhayalaka || 55|| 55. Natural Relationships. Note the Ris, which are the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th and 12th from the Mooltrikon of a Graha. The Grahas ruling such Ris are its friends, apart from the Lord of its exaltation Ri. Lords other than these are its enemies. If a Grah becomes its friend as well, as its enemy (on account of the said two computations), then it is neutral, or equal.

daavandhvyasahajasvntyasthstu parasparam | tatkle mitrat ynti ripavo'nyatra sasthit || 56|| 56. Temporary Relationships. The Grah, posited in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, or the 12th from another, becomes a mutual friend. There is enmity otherwise. (This applies to a given Janm Kundali)

tatkle ca nisarge ca mitra cedadhimitrakam | mitra mitrasamatve tu atru atrusamatvake || 57|| 57-58. Compound Relationship. Should two Grahas be naturally and temporarily friendly, they become extremely friendly. Friendship on one count and neutrality on another count make them friendly. Enmity on one count combined with affinity on the other turns into equality. Enmity and neutralship cause only enmity. Should there be enmity in both manners, extreme enmity is obtained. The Jyotishi should consider these and declare horoscopic effects accordingly. Saturday, February 02, 2008

Yogakaraka
1. O Brahmin, thus I have told you about the effects, derivable through Karakamsa. Now listen to the effects, arising out of lordships of Grahas over Bhavas.

2-7. Nature due to Lordships of Grahas. Benefics, owning Kendras, will not give benefic effects, while malefics, owning Kendras, will not remain inauspicious.

This particular aspect of lordship goes by the name of Kendradhipatya dosa. The term suggests the evil arising by the virtue of lordship of a Kendra.

Maharishi Parashara says that, benefic owing Kendra loses it beneficence while malefic loses its malfeasance owning Kendras. However it is not said that Benefics become malefics and malefics, benefics. There is a subtle difference between them, a benefic after losing its beneficence becomes a neutral planet only and so does a malefic.

The Lord of a Kona will give auspicious results. The Lord of Lagna is especially auspicious, as Lagna is a Kendra, as well as a Kona. Putr and Dharma Bhava are specially for wealth, while Yuvati and Karma Bhava are especially for happiness.

The Kendras, 1st, 4th, 7th and 10 are the houses of happiness whereas the Konas, 1st, 5th and 9th are the Any houses Grah, of wealth. owning Lagna Sahaj, being Ari, a Kendra or and a Kona are will especially give evil auspicious. effects.

Labh

Bhava,

The lords of 3rd, 6th and 11th are inauspicious. They combinedly go by the name of Trisdhadaaya. The terms Trishadaaya is derived from tri+shad+aaya, which literally means 3rd, 6th and 11th.

The effects, due to the Lords of Vyaya and Randhr Bhava, will depend on their association. 8th and 12th lord are neutral. They beget their nature based on their other lordship or association. For example for Gemini Lagna, Saturn being the 8th and 9th lord becomes auspicious for the native. In each group the significance will be in the ascending order.

This says that among the Kendra, 10th is the strongest one, among the Konas, 9th is the strongest one and among the trishadayas, 11th is the strongest one.

Randhrs Lord is not auspicious, as he owns the 12th from Dharma Bhava. If the Lord of Randhra Bhava simultaneously owns Sahaj, Yuvati, or Labh Bhava, he will prove specifically harmful, while his simultaneous ownership of a Kona will bestow auspicious effects.

Even though 8th house is neutral it is not auspicious as it signifies loss (12th) of dharma (9th). If the 8th lord simultaneously owns the trishadayas, it shall be extremely inauspicious. However if it owns the Konas, it shall be auspicious.

If a Kendra or Kona lord simultaneously lord over the 8th house, it will not contribute to Rajayoga (Kendra & Kona lord association). Hence 8th lord can be termed as Yoga-breaker. Thus whenever there is any association of the 8th lord in any yoga, it gets broken or nullified.

The Graha, owning a predominant Bhava, will stall the effects, due to another, owning a less significant Bhava and will give his own results.

If a planet owns two bhavas, it will give effect of the predominate one while stalling the effect of the other less significant one. This is based on natural strength of bhava which is

Natural strength of houses has been mentioned in books like Laghu Parasari. The quadrants, in the rising order of 1st, 4th, 7th & 10th are stronger than the Trishadayas in the order 3rd, 6th and 11th. The Trishadayas are stronger than the trine 5th and 9th houses. The 2nd and 12th houses have no strength of their own and depend on the other house lordship of their owner. The eighth house is always evil and is never stronger than the ascendant. Thus on the basis of lordship the planets can be placed in the following ascending order of natural strength (influence) in the chart: 2nd, 12th, 5th, 9th, 3rd, 6th, 11th, 8th, 1st, 4th, 7th & 10th house lord.

Thus a planet owning both 8th and 9th shall give more effects of 8th than 9th since naturally 8th is stronger Randhrs lordship of Srya than and Candr is not 9th. evil.

Sun and Moon do not suffer the blemish of 8th lordship. Among all the nine planets, Sun and Moon are the only luminaries are the sattvik planets and hence they do not suffer due to the lordship of the 8th house.

8-10. Natural Benefics and Malefics. Guru and ukr are benefics, while Candr is mediocre in benefice and Budh is neutral (a benefic, when associated with a benefic and a malefic, when related to a malefic). Malefics are Srya, ani and Mangal. Full Candr, Budh, Guru and ukr are stronger in the ascending order. Weak Candr, Srya, ani and Mangal are stronger (in malefic disposition) in the ascending order. In revealing maleficence, due to rulership of Kendras, Candr, Budh, Guru and ukr are significant in the ascending order.

Jupiter and Venus are natural benefics, Moon is middling while Mercury neutral. Sun, Saturn and Mars are the natural malefics.

Full Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are stronger in that order for beneficence, whereas weak Moon, Sun, Saturn and Mars are stronger in ascending order for malfeasance.

Thus the sequence of planet arranged in the increasing order of beneficence is Mars, Saturn, Sun, Weak Moon, Full Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus. Thus Mars is the most malefic and Venus is the most benefic in the scheme of Kendradhipatya Dosha.

11-12. Lordships of Kendras and Konas. If there be an exchange between a Lord of a Kendra and a Lord of a Kona, or, if a Lord of a Kendra is yuti with a Lord of a Kona in a Kendra, or in a Kona, or, if a Lord of a Kona is in a Kendra, or vice versa, or, if there happens to be a full Drishti between a Lord of a Kendra and a Lord of a Kona, they cause a Yoga. One born in such Yoga will become a king and be famous.

For rajayoga, various kinds of associations between Kendra and Kona lords are narrated here, they are: 1. Conjunction between lord of Kendra or Kona 2. Exchange (lord of Kona in Kendra and lord of Kendra in Kona) 3. If Kendra lord is in Kona or Kona lord is in Kendra. 4. Mutual aspect between lords of kendra and kona

13. If one and the same Graha gets the lordships of a Kona, as well as a Kendra and is placed in a Kendra, or in a Kona, it will prove specially a Yoga Karaka.

If a Kona lord also happens to be Kendra lord and placed in a Kendra or Kona, becomes a special yogakaraka (bestower of yoga). A yogakaraka needs to be placed in a Kendra or Kona to become

specifically

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affluence.

Tradition teaches that the placement of a yogakaraka in the house it is a karaka of gives auspicious results. Thus Yogakaraka Saturn is placed in the 12th house for Taurus Lagna becomes extremely auspicious, even if it is debilitated.

14. Lordship of Kendra. It has been said, that a malefic, owning a Kendra, will become auspicious, which is true, only when it simultaneously Lords over a Kona and not by merely owning a Kendra. It has been mentioned earlier that natural malefics owning Kendra can bestow auspicious results, however this is possible only of it simultaneously owns a Kona and its mere lordship of a kendra does not make it auspicious.

This sloka is often misinterpreted. Many take Malefics as auspicious just by their virtue of owning kendra, however Maharishi Parashara makes it clear that such malefic should simultaneously lord over a Kona. 15. If the Lords of a Kendra or a Kona own simultaneously an evil Bhava, he does not cause a Raja Yoga by mere relations stipulated (as per Ch. 34, Slokas 11 and 12).

For a rajayoga to form, the lord of the Kendra or the Kona should not simultaneously rule a trishadaya.

16. Rahu and Ketu give predominantly the effects, as due to their yuti with a Bhava Lord, or, as due to the Bhava they occupy.

Nodes give their results based on their conjunctions or their placements (is there are no conjunctions). 17. If Rahu and/or Ketu are in Kendra, receiving a Drishti from, or in association with the Lord of a Kona, or of a Kendra, it will become Yoga Karaka.

Nodes become yogakarakas if 1. They are placed in Kendra and aspected by a lord of Kona. 2. They are associated with lord of a Kendra or a Kona.

18. O Maharishi Parashara, please narrate, according to the Ris rising, as to which Graha is a Yoga Karaka and which is inauspicious.

19-22. Grahas and Mesh Lagna. O Brahmin, listen to these with examples. Even though Mangal is the Lord of Randhr Bhava, he will be helpful to auspicious Grahas. ani, Budh and ukr are

malefics. Auspicious are Guru and Srya. The mere Yuti of ani with Gur u will not produce auspicious effects (although they own a Kona and a Kendra). If Guru is at the disposal of a malefic, he will surely give inauspicious results. ukr is a direct (independent) killer. ani etc. will also inflict death, if associated with an adverse Graha (ukr).

Here Maharishi Parashara starts narrating about the Yogakarakas and marakas for each lagna. They are as Aries Lagna: 1. Sun: Sun is the lord of the 5th house and hence a auspicious planet 2. Moon: Moon is the lord of kendra, hence suffers with Kendradhipatya dosa. However based on whether Moon is benefic or malefic based on its paksha bala, we would know if Moon is really suffering from Kendradhipatya dosa. 3. Mars: Mars is the lord of lagna and the 8th house. Since 8th lordship is neutral, it be a auspicious planets for the lagna. However due to 8th lordship it will not participate in any rajayogas. 4. Mercury: Mercury is the lord of 3rd and 6th house and being the lord of 2 trishadaya, it is a first rate malefic. 5. Jupiter: Jupiter is the lord of 9th and the 12th house. Since 12th house is a neutral house, it is a auspicious planet, being the lord of a Kona. 6. Venus: Venus being the lord of two maraka sthanas 2nd and 7th lord becomes a primary maraka, an independent killer. 7. Saturn: Saturn is the lord of 10th and 11th house. Being the lord of a Kendra and a malefic, it would have been a auspicious planet (to some extent) however due to its lordship over 11th house a trishadaya, it is neutral to the lagna. Being the lord of a trishadaya it will not participate in any rajayoga. Thus its association with the Jupiter the 9th and 12th lord, shall not bestow the benefits of Dharma Karmadhipati yoga on the native. follows:

Bhavartha Ratnakara says: 1. A Sun-Moon combination confers rajayoga 2. Venus is a maraka 3. Jupiter becomes a maraka if he occupies Capricorn 4. A Jupiter-Saturn association doesnt confer a rajayoga 5. An Aries native will have fear of diseases (especially smallpox), weapons and injuries 6. If Mars conjoins Mercury, death by brain disease occurs in his dasa and bhukti 7. This is the only lagna where its great if the 2nd lord is in the 12th; this isnt the case with any other lagnas 8. A Mars-Venus combination can be both favourable and fatal 9. Mars, when conjoined with Jupiter and Venus in Taurus, becomes a yogakaraka

10. If the above combination occurs in Gemini, there isnt any yoga 11. If Mars conjoins Jupiter in Cancer, he becomes a yogakaraka 12. Mars will prove a benefic during his dasa if hes in Leo 13. Jupiter in Aquarius wont automatically give good results in his das a 14. A Mercury-Mars combination in Virgo gives the native skin diseases, eruptions and wounds 15. The native will possess self-earned wealth if Mars and Venus are in Libra 16. Mars, if in conjunction with Sun and Venus in Scorpio, will confer some fame 17. Theres a special yoga produced when Mars, Sun and Jupiter are in Sagittarius, with Venus and Saturn in Libra 18. Venus confers a rajayoga if hes in lagna with the Sun and unaspected by Jupiter 19. Sun will become a yogakaraka when aspected by Jupiter; the same cant be said f or Venus when shes aspected by Jupiter 20. A Sun-Mercury-Venus combination in Aquarius is a fortunate combination, with all three conferring riches during their dasas and bhuktis 21. When Sun is in lagna and Moon in Cancer, the native enjoys a rajayoga 22. A Sun-Jupiter-Venus combination in Capricorn helps the native enjoy dips in holy rivers like the Ganga

23-24. Grahas and Vrishabh Lagna. Guru, ukr and Candr are malefics. ani and Srya are auspicious. ani will cause Rajayoga. Budh is somewhat inauspicious. The G uru group (Guru, Candr Taurus Lagna 1. Sun: Sun is the lord of 4th house is auspicious, due to shedding off its maleficence owning a Kendra. 2. Moon: Moon is the lord of 3rd, a trishadaya, hence an inauspicious planet for the lagna. 3. Mars: Mars is the lord of 7th and 12th house. Since 12th lordship is neutral and 7th is a marakasthana, it becomes a maraka, a death inflictor. However due to lordship over a Kendra, it is also a auspicious planet. 4. Mercury: Mercury is the 2nd and 5th lord. 2nd lordship is neutral; hence mercury is auspicious being the lord of the 5th house. However being the 2nd lord, it still retains its sting of maraka. 5. Jupiter: Jupiter is the 8th and 11th lord; both are inauspicious lordship, hence for this lagna this planet is inauspicious. 6. Venus: Venus is the Lagna and the 6th lord. 6th lordship shall make the planet inauspicious; in addition, the due to the lordship of Lagna, a Kendra, it suffers from Kendradhipatya dosa. Hence it is inauspicious for the lagna. 7. Saturn: Saturn is the lord of 9th and 10th house and hence a yoga karaka. Since it is the primary karaka for the 8th and 12th, its placement in these houses shall bring out the rajayoga. In addition and ukr) and Mangal will inflict death.

to this its association with other Kendra or Kona lord shall also cause rajayoga, however the other planet should not suffer due to lordship of 3rd, 6th, 11th and 8th.

Bhavartha Ratnakara says: 1. Neither is Saturn a yogakaraka, nor do Sun and Mercury confer any fortunes if theyre in lagna 2. If theres a Mars-Jupiter combination in Capricorn or Rahu is in Aquarius, the native enjoy dips in holy rivers like the Ganga 3. Moon is capable of producing a yoga when posited in Leo and aspected by either Jupiter or Mercury 4. Mars, when in 7th, is a benefic. If Sun and Jupiter are conjoined in Pisces, long life is indicated 5. A Jupiter-Mercury association causes dhana yoga 6. The above dhana yoga is destroyed if either planet is aspected by Mars 7. There will be debts during Mercurys dasa if theres an association between Mars, J upiter and Mercury 8. Jupiters dasa will give mixed results whereas Mars dasa gives wealth. If Mercury is in a quadrant, the native is blessed with happiness during its dasa 9. If Mercury and Venus are in lagna and Jupiter is in Scorpio, Mercury dasa will be fortunate 10. If Mars and Venus are in lagna, and Jupiter is in Capricorn, both Mercurys and Jupiters dasas will be fortunate 11. If Saturn, Mercury and Mars are in Capricorn, and Rahu in Pisces, the native enjoy dips in holy rivers like the Ganga during the dasas of Mars and Rahu 12. If Moon and Venus are in Libra, with Jupiter and Mercury in Pisces, Jupiter dasa will cause a dhana yoga 13. Lots of wealth are indicated in the Venus dasa 14. Moon in lagna isnt very auspicious, and will afflict other dhana yogas present in the chart 15. The native becomes very fortunate if Moon is in the lagna of any sign other than Taurus

25-26. Grahas and Mithuna Lagna. Mangal, Guru and Srya are malefics, while ukr is the only auspicious Graha. The Yuti of Guru with ani is similar to that for Mesh Lagna. Candr is the prime killer, but it is dependant on her association.

Gemini Lagna 1. Sun: Sun is the 3rd lord and is inauspicious. 2. Moon: Moon is the lord of 2nd house and hence a maraka. However it is not an independent killer, like Venus for Aries Lagna; it is dependent on association. 3. Mars: Mars is the lord of 6th and 11th house and is extremely inauspicious.

4. Mercury: Mercury is the lagna as well as the 4th lord and hence suffers from Kendradhipatya dosa. It is not inauspicious; the most can be said for this planet is that it shall be neutral. 5. Jupiter: Jupiter is the lord of 7th and 10th house and being a first rate benefic owning a Kendra, it becomes inauspicious for the lagna. However, he is relinquished from the dosa, if it forms yoga with Kona lord Venus. 6. Venus: Venus is the 5th and 12th lord. 12th being a neutral lordship, lordship of 5th shall make Venus auspicious for this Lagna. 7. Saturn: Saturn is the 8th and 9th lord. Even though it is auspicious due to the lordship of 9th house and 8th being neutral, it will not cause any raja yoga by its association with a kendra lord, since it co-lords 8th house.

Bhavartha Ratnakara says: 1. The placement of Sun and Mercury in Leo proves fortunate in Mercurys dasa 2. A Venus-Moon-Mars conjunction in Cancer results in wealth during the Venus dasa 3. There will be mixed results during Saturn dasa if Mars is in Cancer, with Moon and Saturn in Capricorn 4. With the above planetary placement, Mars confers wealth during his dasa 5. If Mars and Saturn are in Cancer and Moon in Capricorn, the natives prosperity and wealth get mostly destroyed during the dasas of Mars and Saturn 6. Despite being the lord of 2nd, Moon isnt a maraka 7. When Saturn is in Aquarius and theres a Mars -Moon conjunction in Aries, a powerful dhana yoga results 8. If Saturn and Jupiter are in Aquarius, the native enjoy dips in holy rivers like the Ganga during the dasas of Jupiter and Saturn 9. When Mercury is in Aries, misunderstandings with elder brother are indicated

27-28. Grahas and Kark Lagna. ukr and Budh are malefics, Mangal, Guru and Candr are auspicious. Mangal is capable of conferring a full-fledged rajayoga and giving auspicious effects. ani and Srya are killers and give effects, according to their associations.

Cancer Lagna 1. Sun: Sun is the lord of the 2nd house, which being a neutral house shall make Sun, a neutral for this Lagna. However, being the lord of the 2nd house, it is also a maraka. Since it is not a full maraka, not owing the 7th house, it shall give results based on association. 2. Moon: Moon is the lagna lord, hence is auspicious.

3. Mars: Mars is the lord of 5th and 10th and is a yogakaraka. It is capable of giving full fledged rajayoga if its conjoined with other kendra lord or kona lord or placed in a kendra or kona. Placement in one of its own houses shall also give good rajayoga. 4. Mercury: Mercury is the lord of 3rd and 12th house. Being the lord of 3rd house it is inauspicious; while 12th is neutral. 5. Jupiter: Jupiter is the lord of 6th and 9th house and hence a neutral planet. It will not give rise to rajayoga by associating with any kendra lord. 6. Venus: Venus is the lord of 4th and 11th lord. It is suffering from Kendradhipatya dosa and is the owner of a trishadaya too, which makes it an inauspicious planet for this lagna. 7. Saturn: Saturn is the lord of 7th and 8th house, hence a maraka. 8th lordship of Saturn is neutral, whereas 7th lordship makes him a maraka. Since it is not a full maraka, not owing the 2nd house, it shall give results based on association.

Bhavartha Ratnakara says: 1. While Mercury proves fruitful, Jupiter doesnt cause any yoga 2. Mars is a yogakaraka, and even more so if posited in either of his own houses 3. Venus can also be a benefic, but only if hes posited either in Leo or Gemini 4. If Mars, Jupiter and Moon are in Leo, with Sun and Venus in Scorpio, the native will become wealthy and fortunate 5. If Mercury and Venus are in Scorpio, Mercury confers fortune during its dasa 6. If Mercury, Venus and Moon are in Gemini, Jupiter in Cancer and Sun in Aries, the result is a maha rajayoga and will definitely make the native a king. 7. If Sun and Mars are in Aries, the native will always be wealthy. Death results during the Jupiter dasa. 8. If Mercury and Venus are in Gemini, Venus dasa will prove fortunate. 9. A Jupiter-Moon conjunction in lagna will make the native famous and fortunate. 10. When Moon is in lagna, rajayogas are produced when either Mars is in Capricorn, Saturn is in Libra, or Sun is in Aries. 11. When theres a combination of Sun and Mercury in lagna, Venus in Libra, and Moon -Mars-Jupiter in Taurus, the native becomes bankrupt during the Sun dasa, while other dasas will be good. 12. If Mercury and Jupiter are in Taurus, and Saturn and Rahu are in Scorpio, the native enjoy dips in holy rivers like the Ganga during the Rahu dasa.

29-30. Grahas and Simh Lagn. Budh, ukr and ani are malefics. Auspicious effects will be given by Mangal, Guru and Srya. Gurus Yuti with ukr (though, respectively, Kona and Kendra Lords) will not produce auspicious results. ani and Candr are killers, who wil l give effects, according to their associations.

Leo Lagna 1. Sun: Sun is the lagna lord, hence is auspicious. 2. Moon: Moon is the 12th lord, hence is neutral for the Lagna. 3. Mars: Mars is the 3rd and 10th lord, an inauspicious as well as auspicious bhava, making it a neutral planet. 4. Mercury: Mercury is the 2nd as well as 11th house. 2nd lordship is neutral whereas 11th lordship is inauspicious making Mercury an inauspicious planet. In addition it is a maraka, being the lord of 2nd house; however such results are given based on association. 5. Jupiter: Jupiter is the 5th and 8th lord hence an auspicious planet. However due to its ownership of 8th house, it is incapable of giving rajayoga. 6. Venus: Venus is the 4th and 10th lord and is a yogakaraka. Thus it is capable of giving yoga with right association and placement. 7. Saturn: Saturn is the lord of 6th and 7th house, which makes it inauspicious. Even though, it owns a kendra, it should have shed its maleficence however, due to its ownership of 6th, it is unable to do it.

Bhavartha Ratnakara says: 1. Sun-Mercury-Mars or Sun-Jupiter-Mercury conjunctions indicate wealth, whereas only a SunMercury combination indicates moderate fortunes. 2. A Jupiter-Venus combine causes destruction of other yogas. 3. Venus cant produce yoga. However, he becomes a benefic when in Libra but a malefic when in Taurus. 4. If theres a Sun-Mercury-Mars conjunction in lagna, the Mercury dasa brings in much wealth. 5. The Saturn dasa will be fortunate if theres a Saturn-Mars combination in Cancer.

31-32. Grahas and Kanya Lagn. Mangal, Guru and Candr are malefics, while Budh and ukr are auspicious. ukrs Yuti with Budh will produce Yog. ukr is a killer as well. Sryas role will depend Virgo Lagna 1. Sun: Sun is the lord of 12th house, hence neutral. 2. Moon: Moon is the lord of 11th house, hence inauspicious. 3. Mars: Mars is the lord of 3rd and 8th houses. Here 3rd lordship is inauspicious, while 8th lordship is neutral, making it a inauspicious planet for the lagna. 4. Mercury: Mercury is the lord of Lagna as well as 10th. 10th lordship is neutral whereas Lagna lordship makes it auspicious planet for this lagna. on his association.

5. Jupiter: Jupiter is the 4th as well as 7th lord, both suffering due to Kendradhipatya dosa, hence mildly inauspicious. However while joins with a Kona lord, it shall become yogakaraka and shed it mild maleficence. 6. Venus: Venus is the 2nd as well as 9th lord, hence auspicious for the Lagna. Its association with Mercury can cause powerful Dharma-karmadhipatya yoga. Its association with Jupiter can also cause raja yoga, though of lesser order. 7. Saturn: Saturn is the 5th and 6th lord, hence shall be neutral. Due to lordship of 6th house, it is incapable of causing rajayoga due to association with Kendra lords, Mercury or Jupiter.

Bhavartha Ratnakara says: 1. A Sun-Moon-Venus association will bring in lots of wealth during the Sun dasa 2. The native loses wealth during the Venus dasa. Mixed results can be expected during the Moon dasa 3. When Moon and Venus are in Pisces, with Jupiter in Cancer and Sun in Aries, during the Jupiter and Venus dasas, the native will have multiple wives, who will all be alive. Virgo natives possess women of high rank 4. A Jupiter-Venus combine in Sagittarius produces fortunes during their dasas and bhuktis 5. If Saturn is in Cancer, its dasa will be fruitful

33-34. Grahas and Tula Lagna. Guru, Srya and Mangal are malefics. Auspicious are ani and Budh. Candr and Budh will cause Rajayoga. Mangal is a killer. Guru and other malefics will also acquire Libra Lagna 1. Sun: Sun is the lord of 11th house, hence inauspicious. 2. Moon: Moon is the lord of 10th house, hence capable of giving rajayoga. 3. Mars: Mars is the lord of 2nd as well as 7th house, hence becomes the primary maraka and inauspicious. 4. Mercury: Mercury is the lord of 9th and 12th house, hence auspicious. 5. Jupiter: Jupiter is the lord of 3rd and 6th house and is extremely inauspicious for this lagna. 6. Venus: Venus is the lord of Lagna as well as 8th. Due to the blemish of 8th house, it is incapable of participate in any rajayogas. However, nevertheless it is a auspicious planet, since its 8th lordship is neutral, whereas lagna lordship is auspicious. 7. Saturn: Saturn is the lord of 4th and 5th house and is a yogakaraka. Based on its placement and association, the yoga shall fructify. It can associate with Moon or Mercury to give rajayoga. Even its placement in the 12th or 8th house shall give yoga too, since it is the karaka for these houses. a disposition to inflict death. ukr is neutral.

Bhavartha Ratnakara says: 1. Saturn is a yogakaraka. Though lord of 3rd and 6th, Jupiter is also capable of producing yogas 2. Mars doesnt become a maraca, although it lords the 2nd and 7th houses 3. If Jupiter and Venus are associated or are aspected by Saturn and Mars, during the Jupiter or Venus dasas and bhuktis, the native suffers from skin infections and wounds 4. If Sun and Mercury are in Virgo and aspected by Saturn, the father will be fortunate 5. If Mars is in association with Sun, Saturn and Mercury, it produces immense good 6. If Sun, Mercury and Saturn are combined with either Moon or Mars, a rajayoga is produced 7. If theres a Sun-Venus-Mercury combination in lagna, the native gets very fortunate and wealthy 8. If in lagna there are Mercury, Saturn and Venus, or the Moon and Mars in Aries, the Mercury dasa will prove fruitful 9. The presence of Mars and Mercury in Leo, Jupiter in Taurus and Saturn in Gemini creates a rajayoga 10. If Moon is in lagna with Jupiter either in Virgo or Pisces, the Saturn dasa brings in wealth and fortune 11. Venus becomes a maraca if hes in the ascendant 12. If the Saturn is in lagna and Moon in Cancer, a rajayoga results 13. If Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury and Mars are in Aquarius, and Rahu is in Cancer, the native enjoy dips in holy rivers like the Ganga during the Rahu dasa

35-36. Grahas and Vrischik Lagn. ukr, Budh and ani are malefics. Guru and Candr are auspicious. Srya, as well as Candr are yogakarakas. Mangal is neutral. ukr and other malefics acquire Scorpio Lagna 1. Sun: Sun is the lord of 10th house, hence is mildly auspicious. It is capable of causing yoga since it doesnt lord over 3rd, 6th, 11th or 8th. 2. Moon: Moon is the lord of the 9th house, hence is auspicious. 3. Mars: Mars is the lord of Lagna as well as the 6th house, thus making it neutral. It is incapable of involving in any rajayoga too. 4. Mercury: Mercury is the lord of 8th and 11th house, hence inauspicious. 5. Jupiter: Jupiter lords over 2nd and the 5th house, hence is auspicious. However it still is a maraka, which is more dependent on its association. 6. Venus: Venus is the lord of 7th and 12th house, hence is a maraka, stronger than Jupiter. It can inflict death based on its association. the quality of causing death.

7. Saturn: Saturn is the lord of 3rd and 4th house, an inauspicious house and another neutral house, thus making it an inauspicious planet for this lagna.

Bhavartha Ratnakara says: 1. An association of Jupiter and Mercury brings in wealth 2. If Jupiter is in Capricorn, the native will be charitable 3. If Sun, Mercury and Venus are in Taurus, the Mercury dasa confers lots of fame and power 4. When Jupiter and Mercury are in Pisces with Moon in Virgo, the native will be fortunate 5. If theres a Jupiter-Moon-Ketu combine in Cancer, the Ketu dasa will be ordinary but the Jupiter dasa excellent

37-38. Grahas and Dhanu Lagna. Only ukr is inauspicious. Mangal and Srya are auspicious. Srya and Budh are capable of conferring Yoga. ani is a killer, Guru is neutral. ukr acquires killing Sagittarius Lagna 1. Sun: Sun is the lord of 9th house, hence is auspicious. 2. Moon: Moon is the lord of 8th house. Since Moon does not suffer from blemish of 8th lordship, it is neutral. 3. Mars: Mars is the lord of 5th and 12th house, hence auspicious. 4. Mercury: Mercury is the lord of 7th and 10th house, both Kendra. Since Mercury suffer with Kendradhipatya dosa only to a small extent, Mercury is neutral for this lagna. However it can participate in the rajayoga. Association with Sun, the 9th lord can cause a first rate rajayoga. 5. Jupiter: Jupiter is the lord of the lagna as well as the 4th house. Due to 4th lordship it suffers from Kendradhipatya dosa, however its lagna lordship is auspicious, thus making it a neutral planet. 6. Venus: Venus is the 6th as well as 11th lord, thus a first rate inauspicious planet for this lagna. 7. Saturn: Saturn is 2nd and 3rd lord, hence inauspicious. It is a maraka too, being the lord of 2nd house. powers.

Bhavartha Ratnakara says: 1. Saturn, when in Aries, confers prosperity during its dasa 2. This is the only ascendant for which Saturn in 11th confers a yoga 3. If Sun and Venus are in Leo with Saturn in Aquarius, the Saturn dasa will bring in wealth

39-40. Grahas and Makar Lagna. Mangal, Guru and Candr are malefics, ukr and Budh are

auspicious. ani will not be a killer on his own. Mangal and other malefics will inflict death. Srya is neutral. Only ukr is capable of causing a superior Yoga.

Capricorn Lagna 1. Sun: Sun is the lord of 8th house, hence is neutral. Sun does not suffer the blemish of 8th lordship. Hence it would not break any rajayoga due to its association. 2. Moon: Moon the lord of 7th, hence is a maraka. 3. Mars: Mars is the lord of 4th and 11th house. 4th lordship is neutral, while 11th lordship makes Mars an inauspicious planet. 4. Mercury: Mercury is the lord of 6th and 9th houses. Since it owns an inauspicious as well as an auspicious house, it is a neutral planet. It is not clear, why Maharishi Parashara calls it a auspicious planet. 5. Jupiter: Jupiter is the lord of 3rd as well as 12th lord. Being the lord of an inauspicious as well as a neutral house, it is an inauspicious planet for this lagna. 6. Venus: Venus is the lord of 5th as well as 10th house, hence a yogakaraka. 7. Saturn: Saturn is the lord of Lagna as well as the 2nd house. However since Lagna lord always protects the native, it shall not be a maraka on its own. However whichever planets it associates with can becomes maraka.

Bhavartha Ratnakara says: 1. If Mercury is in Leo with Jupiter in lagna and aspected by Venus, long life is conferred, but with poverty 2. Venus in in Taurus is good; if in Libra, though, he may not prove so fortunate 3. If Venus and Mercury are in lagna with Moon in Taurus aspected by Jupiter, the native is certain to become an emperor. This is called a maharaja yoga 4. If Jupiter is in lagna with Venus and Mars in Scorpio, brothers will give the native riches during the Jupiter dasa 5. When Sun, Moon and Mercury are in lagna, with Mars and Venus in Sagittarius, the native will be replete with wealth 6. A Saturn-Mercury combination in Virgo confers fortune. Rahu becomes a yogakaraka if hes with Jupiter in Sagittarius 7. The presence of Moon in Cancer and Mars in lagna causes a rajayoga

41-42. Grahas and Kumbh Lagn. Guru, Candr and Mangal are malefics, while ukr and ani are auspicious. ukr is the only Grah, that causes Raj Yog. Guru, Srya and Mangal are killers. Budh gives meddling effects.

Aquarius Lagna 1. Sun: Sun is the lord of 7th house, hence is a maraka. 2. Moon: Moon is the lord of the 6th house, hence is inauspicious. 3. Mars: Mars is the lord of 3rd as well as 10th house. 10th lordship of Mars is neutral whereas 3rd lordship is inauspicious making it an inauspicious planet for the lagna. 4. Mercury: Mercury is the lord of 5th as well as 8th house. Due to 8th lordship, even though, it is a auspicious planet for the lagna, it will cause any raja yoga due to association with kendra lord. 5. Jupiter: Jupiter is the 2nd as well as 11th lord. 11th lordship makes it an inauspicious planet. In addition due to lordship of 2nd house, it becomes a maraka too. 6. Venus: Venus is the lord of 4th and 9th house, hence is auspicious and a yogakaraka too. 7. Saturn: Saturn is the Lagna lord as well as 12th lord. 12th lordship being neutral, Saturn becomes an auspicious planet for this lagna.

Bhavartha Ratnakara says: 1. For both Aquarius and Leo ascendant natives, the mere association of the 9th and 10th lords doesnt confer any rajayoga 2. If Venus and Rahu are in lagna with Sun in Scorpio, yoga will be caused in the dasas of Rahu and Jupiter 3. If Sun and Mars are in Virgo, the native suffers during their dasas. The Mercury dasa will be better 4. Jupiter in lagna with Saturn in Pisces will see mixed results during the Jupiter dasa and an ordinary time during the Saturn dasa 5. If Saturn and Venus are in Sagittarius, the Venus dasa proves fortunate 6. A Sun-Mercury-Jupiter combine in Aries is good, especially during the Sun dasa when the native enjoys power

43-44. Grahas and Meen Bhava. ani, ukr, Srya and Budh are malefics. Mangal and Candr are auspicious. Mangal and Guru will cause a Yoga. Though Mangal is a killer, he will not kill the native Pisces Lagna 1. Sun: Sun is the lord of 6th house, hence inauspicious. 2. Moon: Moon is the lord of 5th house, hence an auspicious planet. 3. Mars: Mars is the lord of 2nd as well as 9th lord. 2nd lordship is neutral and 9th is auspicious, hence Mars is auspicious for this lagna. Being the 2nd lord it is a maraka too. (independently). ani and Budh are killers.

4. Mercury: Mercury is the lord of 7th and 10th. Since suffers from Kendradhipatya dosa only mildly, it is a mild malefic. Being the lord of 7th, it is a maraka too, however it shall give the results with association. 5. Jupiter: Jupiter is the Lagna as well as 10th lord. 10th lordship of Jupiter is neutral, hence being the lagna lord it is auspicious for this lagna. 6. Venus: Venus is the 3rd and 8th lord. 8th lordship is neutral whereas 3rd is inauspicious, hence Venus is inauspicious. 7. Saturn: Saturn is the 11th and 12th lord. 12th lordship is neutral whereas 11th is inauspicious, making Saturn an inauspicious planet for this lagna. Maharishi Parashara additionally says that Saturn is a Maraka too.

Bhavartha Ratnakara says: 1. While Venus in 12th produces benefic results for all other ascendants, this isnt the case for either Pisces or Aquarius 2. Saturn in Aquarius is good. However, if Moon is in Aquarius, the native suffers poverty (though theres an alleviation of this in Jupiter dasa, Moon bhukti) 3. Jupiter in Cancer will bestow more daughters than sons 4. If Moon is in Aries and Mars in Cancer, Moons dasa brings wealth 5. If Moon and Mars are in Capricorn, Jupiter in Leo, Venus in Libra and Saturn in Scorpio, the native will be highly fortunate 6. A Moon-Mercury-Mars combine in Capricorn is an indicator of wealth and conveyances 7. If Saturn and Moon are in lagna, Mars in Capricorn and Venus in Leo, predict fortune for the native 8. If Mercury, Jupiter, Moon and Mars are in lagna, the dasas of these planets bring in immense fame, power and prosperity 9. Jupiter posited in Sagittarius certainly causes a rajayoga 10. If Moon is in Taurus, Sun in Leo, Mercury in Virgo, Venus in Libra, Jupiter in Sagittarius, Saturn in Aquarius and Mars in Capricorn, therell be much fortune to the native. Even if one or two of these combinations are absent, therell still the full effects of a rajayoga Sunday, February 03, 2008

Some common astrological reasons for various diseases


Blindness: 1. Lagna being occupied by both the luminaries without any benefic aspect. 2. The Sun, the Moon, Mars and Saturn in 6th, 8th, 12th and 2nd in any order, blindness caused by vitiation of humor belonging to the strongest of these planets. 3. Malefics occupying 6th and 8th.

4. Mars being lord of the 2nd house (Libra or Pisces Lagna), luminaries in the 8th and Saturn in 6th or 12th. 5. The Moon in a dusthana and Mars and Saturn conjoined. 6. 2nd Lord conjoin a malefic, Mars and Saturn together with Mandi placed in a single house. 7. Lord of navamsa occupied by the 2nd lord being joined by malefics and occupying the sign belonging to a malefic and 2nd lord being the Sun or Mars (Cancer, Libra, Pisces asdt.) is aspected by Saturn and Mandi. 8. 1st and 2nd lord conjoined together in a dusthana. 9. 2nd lord in dusthana along with the Sun, Venus and Lagna lord. 10. The Moon in a dusthana, 4th and 5th occupied by malefics. 11. Lords of 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th and 9th occupying dusthanas and Venus being associated with the Asdt. 12. The Moon and Venus in a dusthana. 13. Venus along with the luminaries placed in the Asdt. and aspected by Mars and Saturn. 14. The Moon in a sign owned by Venus (Taurus & Libra) along with three malefics without any benefic aspect. 15. 2nd lords conjoined with Saturn, Mars and lagna lord and placed in 6th or 8th.

Eye-Disease: 1. Many malefics occupying the 2nd, aspected by Saturn and a weak benefic. 2. Mars and Venus together occupying the 2nd or a sign or navamsa which is the debilitation of one and inimical house to the other.

Dumbness: 1. The 2nd lord in a dusthana along with the 4th lord. 2. Foul smell in the mouth: 3. Venus in a house owned by Saturn (Capricorn & Aquarius), Saturn in the Lagna and 6th lord in a sign owned by Mercury (Gemini & Virgo) or in Capricorn.

Navel disease: 1. Lagna lord and the Moon in the 6th or joined with its lord. 2. Tumors: 3. The Lagna lord in a dusthana along with the Sun - Burning tumor.

4. The Lagna lord, 6th and 8th lord conjoined with the Sun - Tumor as a result of fever. 5. If it is the Moon instead of Sun - On a gland caused by dropsy or an operation. 6. If it is Mercury - Vitiation of bile. 7. If Jupiter - Illness. 8. If Venus - Sex. 9. If Saturn - Contact with the lowest or theives. 10. If Rahu or Ketu - Snake poison.

Pox (Small pox/ Chicken Pox): 1. Mars occupying the Asdt. aspected by Saturn and the Sun.

Enlargement of Spleen: 1. The sun in the Lagna aspected by Mars. 2. The Moon along with a malefic in the 6th aspected by a malefic and Saturn in the 7th. 3. The Sun, the Moon and Mars combined in the 6th. 4. Mars in the lagna and 6th lord weak. 5. The waning Moon along with malefics in the Lagna belonging to Saturn or the 6th or 8th house. 6. The Moon and Saturn conjoined in 6th or 8th. 7. If the sign Scorpio happen to be the 8th house or the Navamsa occupied by the lord of 8th. 8. The Moon hemmed between the malefics and Saturn in the 7th.

Lunacy: 1. The Sun in the Lagna, Mars in the 7th. 2. Saturn in the Lagna, Mars in the 7th or a trine. 3. Jupiter in the Lagna, Saturn or Mars in the 7th. 4. Lagna occupied by eclipsed Moon and Mercury. 5. Weak Moon along with Saturn in the 12th. 6. Weak Moon along with malefics in 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th or 12th. 7. The Moon with malefics and Rahu in the 5th, 8th or 12th. 8. If the beginning of Sagittarius rising (In another view the day of birth be Tuesday or Saturday), Luminaries in the Lagna or trine, and Jupiter in the 3rd or in an angle.

9. Both the Moon and Mercury in angles without benefic navamsas. 10. The Sun, the Moon and Saturn in the angles.

Epilepsy: 1. The Moon in conjunction with Saturn aspected by Mars. 2. Jupiter and Venus in 2nd-12th position, be weak aspected by or conjoined with the lords thereof, and be aspected by malefics at the same time. 3. The Sun, Mars and Saturn in the 8th house.

Diabetes: 1. The Moon in Cancer or Scorpio, rasi or Amsa, being afflicted by malefics. 2. Venus in the 8th aspected by malefics. 3. Mercury and the Sun in a Jupiterian sign and aspected by Saturn. 4. The 7th being a watery sign occupied by Saturn, the Sun, Mars and Rahu.

Venereal diseases: 1. Virgo be the 8th house or the navamsa occupied by the 8th lord. 2. Venus and Mars in the 7th aspected by a malefic. 3. 6th lord along with Mercury and Rahu in the Lagna. 4. 6th lord conjoined with Mars devoid of any benefic aspect. 5. The Moon in the navamsa of Cancer, Scorpio or Aquarius, conjoined with Saturn. 6. The Moon along with a malefic be in the Rasi occupied by the 8th lord and the 8th lord be aspected by Rahu. 7. The 8th house being occupied by three or four malefics without any benefic association. 8. Mars or the Sun along with Saturn placed in the 8th and aspected by debilitated, inimical or malefic planets.

Stomach diseases: 1. Mars in the Lagna and 6th lord weak.

2. Saturn in the 8th, Rahu or a malefic in the Lagna. 3. Lagna lord in an inimical house or debilitated, Mars and Saturn in the 4th aspected by a malefic. 4. 8th lord weak, 8th occupied or aspected by Saturn, Lagna aspected by Malefics. 5. The Sun, the Moon and Mars in the 6th. 6. The 8th house or the Navamsa of the 8th lord be Capricorn. 7. Ketu in the 5th and 5th lord weak. 8. The Moon in Leo. 9. The Moon in the 6th.

Heart disease: 1. The Moon in 1st, 4th, 6th or 8th hemmed between Mars and Saturn, the Sun in Capricorn. 2. Such a Moon with the Sun in Capricorn. 3. The Luminaries exchanging Rasis or Amsas. 4. The sun and the Moon conjoined either in Cancer or Leo. 5. The 8th house or the navamsa of the 8th lord be Aquarius. 6. The waning Moon in the 6th or 8th (Watery sign) conjoined with a malefic. 7. Venus in the 8th aspected by a malefic. 8. Jupiter in the 8th (watery sign ) aspected by a malefic. 9. The Sun in the Lagna aspected by Mars. 10. The Moon between malefics ad Saturn in the 7th. 11. Saturn and Mandi in the 6th aspected by the Sun, Mars and Rahu without any benefic aspect or association. 12. Mars in the 6th house in cruel Shastyamsa , conjoined with Mercury and aspected by Venus. 13. Jupiter in the 4th aspected by or conjoined with the Sun and Mars. 14. The 4th occupied by Malefics and the 4th lord conjoined with or hemmed between malefics.

Leprosy: 1. Malefics other than the lagna lord occupy the lagna. 2. The Moon along with Mars or Saturn be in the Amsa of Cancer, Pisces or Capricorn without benefic aspect or association. 3. The Moon in the Lagna, the Sun in 7th, Mars in the 2nd and Saturn in the 12th.

4. The Sun and Rahu in the 8th, more so when Mars also joins them. 5. The Sun, Venus and Saturn conjoined. 6. The Sun in a Martian house aspected by Saturn. 7. Rahu in Leo aspected by Venus. 8. Lagna lord and Mercury; or the Moon and Mars cojoined with Rahu or Ketu. 9. The Sun, Mars and Saturn conjoined. 10. The Moon, Mars and Saturn conjoined in Aries or Taurus. 11. The Moon, Venus, Mars and Saturn conjoined in Capricorn, Cancer or Scorpio provided there is no benefic in the Lagna. 12. Jupiter and Venus in the 6th and malefic in the Lagna. 13. The Moon hemmed between malefics and Saturn in the 7th.

Poison through Snake-poison: 1. Rahu in the Lagna and the 3rd lord conjoined with Lagna lord. 2. A planet in depression or inimical house or combustion aspected by a malefic. 3. Lagna lord and the 6th lord being conjoined with Rahu and Ketu. 4. The 8th being owned by a malefic, occupied by a malefic and having a malefic asterism. 5. A planet in debility in the 3rd and a malefic in the 6th or inimical house, both aspected by malefics. 6. The 3rd lord or the Lagna lord in its own house combined with Rahu. Sunday, February 03, 2008

Notes on Profession
CATEGORIES OF PROFESSION Intellectual - Governed by Jupiter and Mercury: e.g. Historian, Mathematician, Scientist, Philosopher, Doctor, Economist, Journalist, Judges, Lawyer, Astronomer, Astrologer, Psychologist, Psychoanalyst. Aesthetic - Governed by Venus: e.g. Musician, actor, Cinema star, Singer, Dancer, Poet, Dramatist, Fashion designer. Economic - Governed by the Sun, the Moon & Mars: e.g. Politician, Bank workers, Insurance workers, Industrialist, Mill-owner, Manufacturer. Trader - Governed by Mercury: e.g. Book-seller, Publisher, Stationer, Grocer, Printer, Manufacturing representative. Labor - Governed by Saturn: e.g. Laborer, Agriculturist, Carpenter, Blacksmith, Artisan, Mechanic, Compositor, Mill-worker.

Routine job - Governed by Rahu and Ketu: e.g. Clerk, Shop-assistant, General staff in the office, government and business organization.

EFFECT

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PROFESSION

Things governed by different Planets: The Sun: Medicine, wool, Grain, Grass, Diplomacy, Meditation, Arbitration etc. The Moon: Ship, Pearl, Sea-product, Agriculture, Horticulture, Humor (Cartoonist), Women, Clothes etc. Mars: Metal, Mineral, Building, Occupation involving fire, Thieving, Feats of valor, Military occupation, Butchering, Driving, Chemist shop, Doctoring etc. Mercury: Mathematician, Poet, Artist, Sculptor, Writer, Journalist, Astrologer, Priest whose service can be engaged and similar callings etc. Jupiter: Judge, Teacher, Counselor, Lawyer, Banker, Minister, Preacher etc. Venus: Gold, Precious stones, Cattle, Apparel and textiles, Beautician, Perfume, Elephant, Horses, Conveyances, Hotelier, Cinema, Drama, Dance etc. Saturn: Craft, Tilling, Factory and mill-workers, Laborer, Jailer, Warden, Shoemaker, Miner, Practitioner of witchcraft etc.

Professions signified by the planets: The Sun: Authority, Ruler, Dignitary, Government, Goldsmith, Jeweler, Financier, Occupation involving children, Circus-trainer, Theater owner, Manager etc. The Moon: Traveling and all traveling requisites, Sailor, Nurse, Liquor dealer, Laundry-owner, Gardener, Confectioner and baker, House-keeper, Dairy-owner, Obstetrician, Healing, Plastic, Catering, Eating places and waiter. Mars: Fireman, Metallurgist, Armament factory, Machine tools, Soldier, Police, Surgeon, Dentist, Barber, Cook, Hardware goods, Locksmith, Boxer, Butcher, Chemist, druggist etc. Mercury: Documentation and Recording; Teaching, Writing, Clerk, Accountant, Book-keeper, Postal man, Bus driver, Train employee, Architect, Correspondent, Stenographer, Interpreter, Messenger, Reporter, Radio and other communication media, Stationer, Printing and Telephone operator etc. Jupiter: Counselor, Lawyer, Lecturer, Publisher, Writer, Astrologer, Travel-agent, Priest, Temple trustee and official, Cashier, Philosopher, Literature, Grocer. Venus: Poet, Artist, Cinema-artist, Dancer, Singer, Musician, Instrumentalist, Hat and dress dealer and maker, Silk and expensive textile maker and dealer, dealer in

Furnishings, Furniture maker, Coffee planter, Tea-estate owner, Fancy articles, Ladies article, Objects of art and fashion. Saturn: Miner, Coal and fuel of every kind, Petrol, Real estate business, Craftsman, Plumber, Architect, Cemetery, Excavator, Building contractor and Mason, Leather goods, Hides, Ice-making, Time-pieces, Coffin and tomb maker, Farm and factory labor, Watchman, Undertaker, Priest, Monk, Nun, Renunciate and Philosopher.

EFFECTS Elements of Signs: Fiery

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sign: Engineering,

Steel

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iron

industries,

combustion

engines,

Locomotives. Airy sign: Intellectual professions, Philosophers, Writers, Thinkers, Scientist, and Researcher. Earthy sign: Professions that require practicality such as administration, economics and occupation such as Construction of buildings, Mining, Agriculture, Estate agencies etc. Watery sign: Chemistry, Biology, Dairy farming, Breweries, Bottled drinks, Laundries, Shipping and water technology.

Energy level of signs: Movable signs: It endow the native with the push, energy and enterprise so that the native are best fitted for the jobs requiring these qualities such as Salesman, Pioneering work, Market executives, Medical representatives etc. Fixed signs: This sign give the capacity to persevere against odds and fixity of purpose. Natives of these sign succeed as research worker. Dual signs: These sign if strong give the capacity both for go-ahead jobs as well as those require steady work depending on the planets and the sign involved Sunday, February 03, 2008

Death causing Transits


Saturn's Transits 1. When Saturn Passes through the house occupied by the 8th or the 12th lord from the lagna, Death occurs. Passage of Saturn through these houses or their trines reckoned from any other house result in destruction of that house. 2. Saturns transit of the sign or the trine occupied by the lord of the 22nd Decanate or Mandi brings about death.

3. When Saturn passes through the rasi and navamsa or their trine obtained from subtracting the longitude of Saturn from that of Mandi, Death is likely. 4. Saturns transit through the sign or the trine obtained from the sum of longitudes of 6th, 8th and 12th lords brings death. 5. Saturns transit of the sign as far removed from Mandi as Mandi is from the 8th lord is also a fateful transit. 6. Add the longitudes of the five upagrahas headed by Dhuma, and note the Decanate of the resulting sign. When Saturn arrives this decanate of the sign, the death is indicated. 7. Add the longitudes of Mandi and Saturn. Multiply the sum by 9. Note the resulting sign and Navamsa. When Saturn arrives this sign and amsa, the event may take place. 8. Find the weakest of the three sets of planets, viz.(1) Lords of the 8th houses counted from the Lagna and the Moon (2) Lord of the 22nd decanate (3) The Moon and Mandi. Note the Navamsa occupied by that planet. When Saturn arrives at this amsa or its trine, death is likely. 9. Note the sign which happens to be the Navamsa occupied by the lord of the Lagna See how far it is removed from Aries; count so many signs from the 8th lord. When Saturn comes to this sign, death is likely. 10. For the Night birth death is likely during the transit of Saturn through a trine of the sign occupied by Mandi at birth; and for day birth it is 7th house from above. 11. Again for the Night birth the event may occur when Saturn passes through the sign and Amsa occupied by the Moon or Mandi; and for Day birth, when she passes through the sign and Amsa occupied by the Sun or the 5th, 7th or 9th from that. Jupiter's Transit 1. Jupiters transit through the sign occupied by the 8th lord or its trine. 2. Jupiters transit through the sign or the trine obtained from the sum of longitudes of Lagna, the Sun and Mandi causes death. 3. When Jupiter crosses the rasi indicated by the sum of the longitudes of Jupiter and Rahu or through its trines, death can be expected. Sun's Transit 1. When the Sun comes to the sign and the amsa obtained from sum of the the longitudes of Mandi and the Lagna, death may happen. 2. When Sun transits the dwadasamsa he occupies in Rasi or the Navamsa occupied by the 8th lord or the Navamsa occupied by Lagna lord or the Trines of any one of these signs, death may be apprehended. 3. Passage of Sun through the 6th, the7th or the12th house from Venus indicate death. 4. The solar month of death would be identical with the sign occupied by the 8th lord. Moon's Transit

1. When the Moon crosses the Rasi or Navamsa by the 8th lord or the Sun or their trines, death is likely. 2. Moons passage through the sign indicated by the sum of Mandi and Moon. 3. Moons passage through the sign occupied by the lord of 22nd decanate reckoned from the Moon or through the trines of these houses. 4. Transit of the Moon through the Lagna, the 8th or the 12th house also cause death. Other Transits 1. Find out the Navamsa, Dwadasamsa and the Decanate occupied by Mandi. The transit of Jupiter through the sign indicated by the Navamsa; of Saturn through that of dwadasamsa and the Sun through the one or its trine indicated by the Decanate indicates death. The lagna denoted by the Sum of the Lagna, the Moon and the Mandi indicates the time of Death. 2. The Lagna at the time of death will be the sign obtained from the sum of the longitudes fo the Lagna, Mandi and the Moon Sunday, February 03, 2008

Drekkana & Cause of Death


Sign Aries Taurus First decanate Water, Snake-poison, Bite Elephant, Horse, Camel Second decanate Water, worms, Snow, Forest. Bile, Fire, Wind, Thieves Third decanate Falling into the tank or well Fall from a vehicle, seat or horse or through Weapons inBattle. wild animals, Mountain, Snakes or elephants, Forester or forest Birds, Diabetes, Tumor, Blood vitiation, Sleepiness. Poison, Instruments, (Operation), Curse, Fall Chasm, Food & Drink, Woman, Weapon, Water, Donkey, Elephant Snake, Water Pain caused by Clods and stones, Fracture of the shank In water or water complaints, Stomach diseases

Gemini

Cough, Asthma

Buffalo, Poison, Typhoid

Cancer Leo Virgo

Crocodile, Liquor, Thorns, Sleep Water, Poison, Disease of the feet Head or brain disease

Blows, Drinking poison Dropsy, Diarrhea, Forest Wild Elephant, Snake, Forest, Mountain, Princes displeasure Stomach disease Clothes, Load, Fall, Disease

Libra Scorpio

Young woman, Animal, Fall Poison, Weapon, Woman, Food Disease of Anus, wind complaints

Sagittarius

Poison, Wind disease.

Capricorn

Aquarius Pisces

Torture at the hand of King, Tiger, Breaking of Thighs, Aquatic animal, Poison, Snake, Animals of unloved hoofs Woman, Water, Stomach complaints, Savages Tumor, Diarrhea, Diabetes, Young woman, Disease of the Shanks and Water Elephant, Evil spirit

Fire, weapons, Thieves, Fever, Piercing by a nonhuman agency

Women

Woman, Venereal diseases Ship-wreck

Sexual excess, Quadrupeds, Facial Diseases Fell Diseases

Posted by Sarajit Poddar at 10:47 AM

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Tajika Yogas
Ishkavala: Planets in the Kendras and Panapharas only. Induvara: Planets only in Apoklimas. Ithasala: When a faster moving planet is behind a slower moving planet this yoga is formed. Vartamana: There is overlapping of the orbs of the planets in question (in aspects, conjunction aspect, (the orbs going to overlap). Separating Ithasala: When the faster moving planet is ahead of the slower moving planet forming an Ithasala. Easarapha: When faster planet is ahead of the slower planet. Nakta: In the absence of the Ithasala, if a faster moving planet is in between the slower and a faster moving planet and involved in aspect with the other two. Yamaya: When two planets are not in mutual aspect but are in Ithasala with a slow moving planet. Manahoo: When there is an Ithasala between two planets and Saturn and Mars are within the Orb of the faster planet. Kamboola: When the Moon joins an Ithasala yoga. Gairakamboola: When the Moon is with any other planet whether or not forming a yoga, and when any other planet has entered the sign. conjunction etc..) etc. Sampurna: It is full aspect (Conjunction. Trine etc..) for planets remaining with 10 of exact Bhavisyat: The faster moving planet behind the slower moving planet is forming aspect

Khallasara: If the lord of Lagna Is situated between the moon and another planet and there is no mutual overlapping of orbs. Redda: An Ithasala where a planet is in retrogression or in combustion or within the orb of the Sun. Duparikutha: When a slower planet, strong (exalted, own house etc.) enters into Ithasala with a faster moving planet, not strong. But if the faster planet is retrograde or combust, the yoga cant function.

Duttota: When any two planets are weak but one of them has Ithasala with another planet in exaltation, own house etc. Thambira: Whn a faster planet strong at the end of a sign is about to form Ithasala with a slower planet. Kutta: If a planet in the ascendant is aspected by a planet occupying a kendra or panaphara identical with exaltation or own house. Durupha: When a planet in the 6th, 8th or 12th is debilitated or occupies an enemys house or is retrograde or combust and enters into Ithasala with another planet similarly afflicted.

Orbs of Planets Sl. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. OM TAT SAT Sunday, February 03, 2008 Saturn 9

Planets Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus

Orbs 15 12 8 7 9 7

Nature of Drekkana
Nature of Drekkana

Signs Mesha Vrisha Mithuna Karkata Simha I Ayudha/ Chatuspada Chatuspada Chatuspada Chatuspada/ Varaha Ayudha/ Pakshi/

Drekkana II Chatuspada Sarpa/ Chatuspada Ayudha/ Pakshi Sarpa Ayudha

III Ayudha Chatuspada Ayudha Sarpa Ayudha/

Chatuspada Kanya Pakshi Tula Pakshi Vrishchika Sarpa Dhanu Pakshi Makar Pakshi/ Chatuspada Kumbha Ayudha Meen Ayudha

Pakshi Pakshi Sarpa/ Pasha Chatuspada Ayudha Ayudha

Chatuspada Pakshi Chatuspada Chatuspada Ayudha Chatuspada Ayudha Sarpa

The Drekkana of the malefics are called Agni drekkana The Drekkana of the benefics are called Jala drekkana The drekkanas of both benefic and malefic planets or three aspected by both malefics and benefics are called Mixed drekkanas. The drekkana falling in the 8th house is called the Death drekkana.

Charactestics Aries Drekkana

Of

Drekkana I:

Masculine, a black colored man wearing a white dhoti holding high an axe in his hand, gives the impression that he is clever enough in protecting others, fierce in appearance, reddish eyes. Drekkana horse, Drekkana like Homa, active but foiled in attempts, wears red clothes, holds a stick looks tired with thirst, standing on one II: foot. III: high.

Feminine, quadruped, a woman wearing red clothes, fond of dressing up, pot belly, face resembles a

Masculine, sadistic, skilled in arts, especially in musical lines, reddish color, interested in religious rites

Taurus: Drekkana I: Female, curly hair but cut, big belly, partly burnt clothes, thirsty, hungry, fond of jewels. Drekkana charcoal Drekkana and carts, neck like a bull, very hungry, face like a II: goat. III:

Masculine, quadruped, skilled at cultivation of land and in fine arts, possesses a house, cattle, trades in

Masculine, quadruped, big body like an elephant, white teeth, long legs like a camel, brown colored, hair like a deer's, fickle-minded.

Gemini: Drekkana without Drekkana (vulture), Drekkana music, dance and poetry thoughts are always on children, wealth and ornaments, fond of I: children. II: fun. III: writing. Female, fond of needle work, hence her hands are raised, fond of jewels, has reached puberty but

Masculine, bird, manly appearance, standing in a flower garden, armed with a bow, face like a bird

Masculine, man adorned with studded ornaments, mail coat, quiver, armed with a bow, well versed in

Cancer: Drekkana I: Masculine, quadruped, man holding leaves and medicinal roots, fruits, poised on a sandalwood tree in the forest, fat like an elephant, long legs like a chamel, face like a pig's, neck like a horse's. Drekkana resting Drekkana him, has ornaments, nose and face bend down on the branch of a Phalasa (jack) tree and II: shouting. III: slightly.

Feminine, serpent, snakes coiled on her body, decorated with lotus flowers on her head, quite youthful,

Masculine, serpent, one traveling in a ship on sea to get jewels for his wife, serpents are coiled around

Leo Drekkana clothes, Drekkana courage, nose bent forward or has no father or mother, keeps on I: shouting. II: beak-nosed. Human, masculine, quadruped, bird, looks like a vulture and a jackal on the branch of a cotton tree, dirty

White garland on the head, covers the body with black skin and blanket, armed with a bow, lion's

Drekkana monkey, habits like monkey, carries a stick, fruits and flesh in

III: hand.

Masculine, quadruped, curly headed, long hair on face, face like a monkey, active and nimble like a

Virgo: Drekkana wealth, Drekkana writing Drekkana a letter to her desires to go to her father's I: house. II: husband. III: Feminine, a young girl covered in dirty clothes holding a vessel full of flowers, great desire for clothes and

Feminine, whole body is covered with hair, black in color, cloth tied on head, armed with a bow, desires

Feminine, golden color, body covered with a wet white silk, tall, vessels on hand, going to a temple.

Libra Drekkana business Drekkana the Drekkana shape, has a golden mail vessel on and I: profits. II: hand. III: coat. Masculine, a man sitting in his shop in a business area with a silver scale and weights, thinking about

Masculine, bird, face like a bird, thinks about his wife, children, hunger and thirst, likes to go away with

Masculine, quadruped, frightens animals in the forest, decorated with precious stones, monkey-like in

Scorpio Drekkana lake Drekkana husband to the shore, snakes have coiled around her I: legs. II: happy. Feminine, serpent, a beautiful lady shorn of her clothes and ornaments, travelling from the middle of the

Feminine, serpent, snakes coil around her body, pot belly, her thoughts center on how to make her

Drekkana forest. Sagittarius: Drekkana protecting Drekkana a Drekkana wearing silk and a deer sanyasis and articles used in religious

III:

Quadruped, square face like a tortoise, scares away dog, pig, fox and deer, safeguards a sandalwood

I: performances. II: Badraasana. III: skin.

Male and quadruped, man with the body of a horse, armed with a long bow, lives in a hut in the forest

Feminine, very pleasing color like gold and the champaka flower, separates gems in the ocean, seated on

Masculine, long face, color of gold and champaka flower, seated in a prominent place holding a stick and

Capricorn: Drekkana I: Masculine, hair all over body, stout, protruding teeth, armed with chain, rod and net, fearful face. Drekkana the Drekkana (shield), carries on his shoulder a pot studded with various II: neck. III: gemstones.

Feminine, proficient in all art, very pleasing eyes, dark blue color, fond of tasty dishes, ornaments around

Masculine and quadruped, horse's face, human body, covered with a blanket, armed with a "kavacha"

Aquarius: Drekkana face Drekkana cotton Drekkana looks like a I: vulture. II: trees. III: Masculine and bird, wants to procure oil, food, liquor and water, wears a blanket, silk and antelope skin,

Feminine, dressed in dirty clothes, vessels on head, collects metal pieces in a blanket, in a forest of

Masculine, black colored, wears a crown, ears full of hair, carries bark, leaves, gum and fruits, goes from one place to another.

Pisces: Drekkana his hands, sails over water to bring ornaments for I: wife. II: over the sea to the other side, with a high flag staff. III: Masculine, man handling articles for a Yagya, gemstones, coral, conch, tired hands, walks while shaking

Drekkana sailing Drekkana thieves have stolen all his wealth, he is afraid, he keeps crying aloud. Sunday, February 03, 2008

Human, feminine, watery, young lady with a beautiful face shining like a champaka flower with her retinue

Human, serpent, a man shouting beside a pit in the forest, his hands and legs are coiled by snakes,

Judgement of Svamsa
Parasara recognized the difference between Karakamsa (soul) and the Lagnamsa (body) and uses the term "Swamsa" to describe both when common rules are present. The Lagnamsa represent that which is readily available or easily achieved whereas the karakamsa represent the desire of the soul. If both of them conjoin, the stage is set for selfactualization. Instead if they are in sadastaka (mutually 6/8th) life can be a bed of thorns. Similarly consider other karakas from the bhavas.

If there are only benefics in karakamsa and lagnamsa and aspected only by benefics, the native will surely enjoy Rajayoga. Similarly benefics in Swamsa or in its quadrants or trines and devoid of malefics, the native will surely be prosperous and knowledgeable. Mixed planets give mixed results. 1. Aries: trouble from rats, cats etc. 2. Taurus: Troubles/ Happiness from quadrupeds (cow/ bulls etc.) 3. Gemini: Itches, skin infection and over weight problems. 4. Cancer: Trouble from watery diseases, hydrophobia and leprosy. 5. Leo: Danger from dogs, tiger and other such canines. 6. Virgo: Trouble from fire, weight problems, skin infections. 7. Libra: Trouble from Trade and business. 8. Scorpio: Watery diseases, danger of reptiles, and snakes, shortage of mothers milk. 9. Sagittarius: Danger of accidents and fall from height.

10. Capricorn: Danger from aquatic creatures, birds and spirits besides skin problem and/or psychic disorders. 11. Aquarius: Construction of lakes, tanks, garden, roads, temples etc. 12. Pisces: Law abiding, religious and righteous person. Parasara adds that the karakamsa in Pisces indicates Moksha.

Note: Various kinds of problem have been indicated by planets occupying specific Navamsas. These problems arise in the life of the person if the Atmakaraka is afflicted. Physical problems are indicated by the Navamsa of the lord of the badhakasthana.

Effect of Planets in Swamsa 1. The sun in swamsa makes the native a keen government/ political worker and good at social service. 2. The full Moon and Venus in Swamsa give all luxuries of life and an educationist is produced. According to Parasara presence of full moon and aspect of Venus on it also gives the same result. 3. Mars in Swamsa gives expertise in metallurgy or in arms and warfare or in matters related to fire. 4. Mercury in Swamsa gives business acumen and produces a skilled trader or weaver, sculptor or one well versed in social and legal norms. 5. Jupiter in Swamsa makes a Karmayogi who will excel in any field due to his intelligence or one interested in philosophy and religion or a priest. 6. Venus in Swamsa indicates a government or political official or a passionate person who is virile up to a hundred years (indicate bureaucracy). 7. Saturn in Swamsa gives success in any line of activity and consequential fame 8. Rahu in Swamsa produces a Bowman or a thief. He may earn by dacoity or by cheating or maybe capable of handling very poisonous and dangerous chemicals, medicines etc or an expert in metals/ manufacturing activities. 9. Ketu in Swamsa indicates one who will earn through elephants (trucks and heavy vehicles) or maybe a thief or a swindler. This may also indicate watch repairing or delicate machines or computers. 10. Moon in Swamsa aspected by Venus: Capability to deal with liquids and chemicals. 11. Mercury aspecting Moon in Swamsa: Produces a doctor or work related to medicine.

Note: The various vocations listed above may be more applied to the lagnamsa than the karakamsa as karakamsa indicate the desire of the soul whereas the lagnamsa indicate the

actual karma of the body. Though these indicate the vocation with D-10 we can say with certainty Some more indications: 1. Sun and Rahu joining swamsa indicate death due to snake venom. If benefic aspect the combination this will not happen. Rather the native will be a doctor handling poisonous drugs and curing venom afflictions. A malefic's aspect would cause death. 2. Mars alone aspecting/ joining the aforesaid combination indicates a person who will burn the houses of others. Parasara opines that mars aspect on the combination in karakamsa indicates that the person will burn his own house or that of others. 3. Venus aspect the Rahu & Sun combination will produces fire fighter or the fire won't occur at all. 4. Jupiter aspect the Rahu & Sun combination indicates one who will set fire to his own house or that of his neighbour. 5. If Saturn and Rahu are in Swamsa, the Native is either a seller or consumer of betel leaves and other aphrodisiacs. 6. The moon in the fourth from swamsa produces a sailor. The aspect of Venus confirms this. 7. Gulika in Swamsa makes the native consume poison or poison others. If Mars conjoin/ aspect Gulika, the native sells or administers these drugs while Jupiter in such place indicate self- consumption. The aspect of Venus or Sun cures the evil or prevents it from occurrence. 8. Moon aspecting or joining Gulika in swamsa indicates theft or receipt of stolen wealth. 9. Mercury aspecting/ joining Gulika in swamsa indicate hydrocele and similar diseases of the private pats. 10. Ketu aspecting/ joining swamsa results in a perforation of the eardrums or other ear ailments. 11. Venus aspecting/ joining Ketu in swamsa produces asceticism and religious leanings. He may be initiated into a religious order. 12. Both Mercury and Venus aspecting Ketu indicates a mimic or a talkative person or one born to a maidservant / concubine. Parasara adds that the child may belong to a female remarried. 13. Saturn aspecting the Venus and Ketu in Swamsa produces a Tapaswi or a servant. 14. Saturn alone aspecting Ketu in swamsa indicates that the native is a fraud in the garb of a sanyasi. 15. If the Sun & Venus aspect/ conjoin karakamsa, royal assignment (government/ political office) is surely indicated. the actual vocation.

2nd From Swamsa 1. Venus or Mars in the 2nd from swamsa produces passion and illicit relationships. 2. Venus or Mars joining/ aspecting the second makes him passionate till the en of life. The influence is milder in case the second is owned by Venus or Mars and strongest if both of these planets in the 2nd owned by anyone of them. Ketu associating such combination destroys the passion. 3. Jupiter joining/ aspecting the 2nd makes the native excessively passionate and sensuous (provided Venus/Mars also influence) 4. Rahu joining/ aspecting the 2nd cause the Native to destroy all his wealth on account of his unbridles passion and licentious nature (provided Mars/ Venus also influences). Note: Jupiter is expansive in Nature. It intensifies the influence of the other planets.

3rd House: 1. Malefics in the 3rd indicate courage or valour whereas benefics indicate cowardice. 2. Malefics in the 3rd and 6th make a good farmer or living through agriculture. This also indicates working in the air forces. 3. Jupiter in the ninth indicates a big landlord or a distinguished personality. 4. Venus: artistic skill. 5. Mercury: Writer 6. Mars: Capable of carrying firearms and weapons.

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4th from Swamsa 1. Moon & Venus Joining/ aspecting the 4th from swamsa give a palatial residence. 2. Exalted planet in fourth will also give big residential house. 3. If Saturn and Rahu are in the fourth, stones, rocks and such materials are used. 4. Mars and Ketu in the fourth indicate use of clay and bricks. 5. Jupiter in 4th indicates that the house made up of wood. 6. Sun in the 4th gives a house of thatched straw or grass.

7. Moon in 4th aspected by Venus: Leucoderma or Leprosy (if heavily afflicted). 8. Mars aspects the Moon in the 4th: White leprosy. 9. Ketu aspecting the Moon in the 4th: Bluish Leprosy.

4th/ 5th from Swamsa: 1. Rahu and Mars are in the fourth or fifth from Swamsa, Tuberculosis is indicated. Moon aspects/joins the combination confirms it. 2. Mars in 4th/5th: Boils, Ulcers, Cuts, Gangrene. 3. Ketu in 4th/5th: Glandular ailments (like Thyroid) or water borne diseases like dysentery, typhoid etc. 4. Rahu and Gulika in the 4th/5th: Affliction from dangerous poison.; Doctor handling such poison. The aspect od mercury or Venus indicate medical knowledge; Jupiter indicate consumption of poison; Aspect of Mars indicates giving/ selling such drugs/ poisons. The aspect of Sun gives death through snake venom.

5th from Swamsa: 1. Saturn (alone) in 5th: Archer. 2. Ketu (alone) in 5th: Abilities to make watches, precision equipment/ light engineering/ electronic goods). 3. Mercury (alone) in 5th: Ascetic, member of a religious order or one who uses a walking stick. 4. Rahu (alone) in 5th: Metallurgist (or heavy engineering). 5. Sun (alone): Swordsman (or one who carries a blade/ knife) 6. Mars (alone): Lancer (or a spear wielder). 7. Moon & Jupiter in swamsa/ 5th: Excellent author. 8. Venus in 1st/ 5th with the Moon from swamsa: Author but of less capability. 9. Mercury in similar position with Moon: Author of even lesser capability.

Note: The number of natural benefics in the swamsa or 5th house will determine the capabilities of the author. The presence of the Moon (Mind) is the primary factor. Jupiter, Venus & Mercury give writing abilities, but in a decreasing order.

1st/ 5th from Swamsa

1. Venus in 1st/ 5th: Indicate a poet, an eloquent speaker or a knowledgeable critic. 2. Jupiter 1si/5th indicate a genius having knowledge in various branches and a great author.. However it does not give eloquence. It Jupiter does indicate a grammarian, knowledge of religious scriptures (like Vedas, Bible, Quoran etc) and a philosopher & Vedantist. 3. Saturn in the 1st/5th makes a man in an assembly or a gathering. Such person will shy away from the limelight. 4. Mercury in the 1st / 5th indicates a mimansaka or involvement in interpretation of texts/ available literature etc. 5. A logician is indicated by Mars in the 1st/ 5th. Parasara indicate legal knowledge and jurisprudence. 6. Moon in the 1st/ 5th gives knowledge of the Sankhya and Yoga philosophies besides history (rhetoric & Music) or produces a singer. 7. The sun in the 1st/ 5th gives knowledge of the Vedas and Bhagavat Gita. Parasara says that sun in 5th gives knowledge of Music and Vedanta. 8. Ketu in the 1st/ 5th gives Mathematical ability. This is important for astrology as well. If Jupiter associates, this knowledge is obtained by inheritance and the teaching are fully digested. Rahu indicates capabilities of research and Mathematics. 9. Jupiter joining/ aspecting the above planets in the 1st/5th will give all round knowledge, both traditional and modern and proficiency in at least one branch.

Note: The combinations from 16 to 27 are also applicable to the 2nd house. Parasara opines that the combinations are also applicable ot 2nd / 3rd house besides 1st / 5th. He also opines that these results are also to be seen from the lord of swamsa. These results in the bhava will be temporary while in the Navamsa they wil be pronounced. The point is to confirm results from both Navamsa Lagna and karakamsa. While the result from Navamsa Lagna will be pronounced, those from Karakamsa (indicating the desire of the soul) may manifest only during specific periods. It is the mismatch between Navamsa Lagna and the Karakamsa that leaves many desires unfulfilled thereby causing rebirth.

7th house: 1. Jupiter and Moon in 7th: Gives good looking and fair complexioned spouse. 2. Rahu: Brings a widow or widower in marriage. 3. Saturn: Brings older (than normally expected) person in marriage or the spouse could be religious (more ritualistic) or of poor health. 4. Mars: Spouse having deformed or defective limbs.

5. Sun: Spouse is favoured and protected by family. Spouse is learned, She will be confined to domestic chores. If Sun is debilitated then she may have clandestine relationship with elder members of the family (may not be true under benefic influence). 6. Mercury: Talented and young spouse. She will be conversant with fine arts. 7. Moon: First mating will be in the open or an uncovered place. The influence of planets will indicate the following placeSunMarsMercuryJupiter Venus A wall Park Bathroom or or or such Garden construction playground Temple Bedroom

Saturn & Rahu - Tavern or some dirty place etc. Note: The place of mating is seen from the 10th of 7th (spouse) i.e., 4th. Similarly the place of illicit sex (2nd) is seen from 10th from 2nd i.e., 11th. The exaltation etc, aspects and signs involved should also be considered.

9th from Swamsa 1. Benefics in the 9th from swamsa make one righteous, honest, truthful and faithful/ devoted to teachers and elders. Malefics associated with the ninth will produce opposite qualities like dishonesty, faithlessness and unrighteousness. 2. If Saturn and Rahu are in the 9th house, the native betrays his elders and preceptors. 3. Sun and Jupiter in the 9th will make the native confidant (or faithful) of his elders and teachers. 4. Parasara says Venus and Mars in the 9th from Karakamsa indicate that the lover (having illicit relationship with the native) will die. Mercury and Moon in the 9th will cause imprisonment due to the illicit relationship. Jupiter alone in the 9th indicates excessive passion and sex.

10th from Swamsa 1. Mercury conjoining/ aspecting the 10th from swamsa indicate results like Saturn (Success in any line of activity and consequential fame). This indicates skill and fame and is good for fortunes as well, as Mercury is a natural benefic. Besides, like Saturn, it tends to promote a traditional vocation.

2. Beneficial aspects/ conjunctions on the 10th from swamsa produce stable fortunes. Malefics cause fluctuation in fortunes. Parasara opines that the combination will no only give stable fortunes but also make the native serious, strong (fixity of purpose) and intelligent. Malefics will not only harm the business/ career but also deny filial bliss. Mercury and Venus gives success in trade/ career and produce great works. The Sun, Moon & Jupiter so related to the tenth will give Rajayoga (Very high Status and achievements) 3. The Sun in the 10th from Karakamsa aspected by Jupiter produces a cowherd or milkman (or one associated in some manner with animal husbandry). This is contrast with Parasara who mentions Rajayoga.

12th from swamsa: 1. Benefics: take the soul to the auspicious world (of the departed) after death. The five benefics indicate five auspicious world as follows: Jupiter- Svah; Mercury- Janah; Moon- Manah; Venus- Tapah; Sun- Satya. 1. Parasara opines that Malefics in the 12th indicate expenses on unlawful and bad activities while benefics give legitimate expenses. 2. Ketu: Final emancipation. Others opine that benefics in the swamsa gives moksha. Parasara says" If exalted planets or planets in own sign or natural benefics are placed in the 12th house from Karakamsa, the soul transmigrates to a beneficial world after death. If Ketu is so placed and only aspected by or joined by benefics, final emancipation (from the cycle of rebirth) shall be obtained. 3. If Ketu is in the 4th or 12th from Karakamsa, final emancipation will be granted. During the dasa of Rahu in 10th (i.e., Ketu in 4th), the native goes on a pilgrimage and has a symbolic dip in sacred waters to wash his sins. If such placement of nodes occur from swamsa, they lead him towards emancipation. Parasara says- if Ketu is in the 12th from karakamsa in Aries or Sagittarius conjoined or aspected by benefics, the native is led towards emancipation. 4. Malefics in 4th/12th: No deliverance from the cycle of rebirth. Sun is not considered malefic here, as it is a natural significator of Dharma. 5. Devotion (mostly seen from 12th of Karakamsa) Sun MoonVenusMarsMercury/ JupiterLakshmi, Skanda Native SaturnSamba will (Subramanya, be and KetuDevotee of Siva Gouri prosperous. Kartikeya) Visnu Siva

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Ketu- Ganapati or Skanda 1. Saturn in the 12th in a malefic sign shows inclination for black magic, devilish worship and spirits. 2. Venus in the 12th in malefic sign: Same as Saturn. 3. The religiosity are also to be examined from the 6th from the Amatyakaraka

Malefics in Trine from Swamsa 1. Two malefics in trine (1/5/9): The native gains expertise in spells (Mantra) and occult knowledge. At least one malefic gives knowledge of Mantra, two indicates knowledge of mantras and their usage while more malefic give knowledge of Yantras and Tantra. 2. The malefics in trines aspected by other malefics: Expertise in black magic. 3. Malefics in trines aspected by benefics: Expertise in white magic.

Note: If the combination of malefics is in trine from Lagnamsa then the native will make his living out of knowledge whereas if the combination occur from Karakamsa, the magic is very strong.

Other Combinations: 1. Ketu in the second aspected by malefics produces stammering and other speech defects. According to Parasara Ketu in the 2nd / 3rd from swamsa causes speech defects. If malefics aspects, these defects are pronounced. Pt. Sanjay Rath says that Ketu in the 3rd won't produce speech defects unless there is a malefic in the swamsa causing papakartari yoga of 2nd. 2. Malefics simultaneously in the 2nd and 8th house from Lagna, Arudha Lagna and swamsa cause Kemadruma Yoga (utter poverty). If the yoga is from Lagna or Lagnamsa then the effect will be felt throughout life whereas from Arudha Lagna it indicates financial down turn or fall. The yoga from Karakamsa indicates one who will detest wealth and may become a renunciate. Moons aspect on the yoga will intensify it. 3. The results will manifest during the dasa of the sign (or planets) concerned.

Note: The argals or dristi of the sign/ planet whose dasa is operative should also be examined as well as the various yoga and Vargas

OM TAT SA Monday, February 04, 2008

Astrology- Science or Not


Written Date: * * * * * in http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vedic-astrology/message/8146 Jun * * * * 23, * * * * * 2001 *

Before going into the debate of whether Astrology is a Science or not, we must understand what is science? How science is defined.... I have picked up the article from a website http://www.csicop.org/youngskeptics/education/resources/sciencedef.html which defines science as

Brief

Definition

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Science

Science is a process of searching for fundamental and universal principles that govern causes and effects in the universe. The process itself is a method of building, testing, and connecting falsifiable models to describe, explain and predict a shared reality. The method includes hypothesis, repeatable experiments and observations, and new hypothesis. The prime criterion in determining the usefulness of a model is the ease with which the model correctly makes predictions or explains phenomena in the shared reality.

A short explanation of the term "shared reality" is in order. In the film "Harvey" Jimmy Stewart's six foot white rabbit, Harvey, is a reality for Mr. Stewart, and perhaps just as much "truth" as a lighted match, but Harvey is not shared by most of the rest of us, whereas the match can burn us all. Shared reality is a reality that is verifiable by independent observers and whose causes and effects do not change in time or space. Shared reality is a term that helps avoid conflict with some deep seated beliefs outside of science. Everyone may keep his or her non-science truths; these truths will simply not be part of the shared reality, and not part of science.

In addition, it is an important aspect of shared reality that the principle of cause and effect exists and does not change over time and space. If forces cause accelerations today, we must assume that this was so a thousand years ago. The fundamental causes and effects that exist today existed in the past and will exist in the future, allowing us to understand and agree upon past events. If we do not share consistency of cause and effect, then all theories explaining past events will be non-falsifiable, and not a part of the science process.

Science

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Science is not a collection of facts and theories. The process by which we develop theories is science, not the theories themselves. The fact that objects accelerate on earth at 9.8m/s2 is not science. The theory from Newton that predicts objects accelerate at this rate is also not science. The PROCESS used to develop the theory is science.

Theories

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falsifiable:

There must be a way to prove the theory wrong. If we can't prove it wrong, it is not a scientific theory. This idea of a theory being falsifiable is one of the most important aspects of science. The theory, "beyond Earth there is intelligent life in the universe," may be true, but it is not a scientific theory since there is no way to prove it false.

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All science theories must have some predictive nature. Even if a theory does not in and of itself make predictions, it does have consequences and can be used to make some sort of predictions. Einstein's theory of relativity, which he developed in the early 1900s, predicted changes in the passage of time for objects traveling at extremely high speeds. It was not until much later that some of these "predictions" could be tested. Very accurate clocks were put in airplanes and flown at extremely high speeds. When the planes landed, clocks in the planes were compared with ground clocks. The difference in the times on the clocks were just what was predicted by the theory.

It inspires more confidence when two independent theories confirm one another. Cosmic rays create new particles high in the upper atmosphere. It was noted that according to a theory of radioactive decay, particles should not be observed to hit the surface of the earth because the "half life" was too short. Observations showed that the particles did hit the earth. By using one of Einstein's equations in relativity theory it was shown that time slowed down for the particles traveling toward earth. The theory matched experimental results and both the theory of relativity and the theory of radioactive decay were supported.

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It is not acceptable that only one person, or only one group can obtain results that support the theory. Anyone using proper procedures must be able to achieve the same results. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries a number of different "rays" were discovered, including X-rays and Beta rays. A well respected scientist named Blondlot announced he had discovered a new ray, which he called an N-ray. Among other things, people who had been subjected to N-rays could read text that normally could not be read in dim light. The effects were very small and could not be measured with an instrument. In the next few years other scientists reported seeing the same effect, confirming Blondlot's claims. More and more sources of N-rays were found and more effects as well. Most of the positive reports came from France, but some physicists, especially outside France, were skeptical because they could not reproduce the same results.

An American physicist named Wood visited Blondlot's laboratory. One of Blondlot's claims was that lead could stop N-rays. Wood, in assisting Blondlot, moved a piece of lead back and forth across a beam of N-rays while Blondlot reported the results. Blondlot then reported results when he believed the lead was in front of the beam, and not when the lead was actually in front of the beam. Wood reported these results in the journal Nature. Other, more critical experiments followed. Non-reproducible results ended the theory of N-rays as far as the scientific community was concerned, although Blondlot continued his research until his death.

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We have degrees of confidence in theories, sometimes very strong, but none is absolute. The more a theory has been used successfully in the past, and the more it seems to fit in with other theories, the more confidence scientists have in it. There are occasions when evidence seems to indicate a theory is false, but scientists do not abandon the theory immediately. However, if the negative data remain unexplained, the theory must be replaced. For example, scientists had a high degree of confidence in Newton's theory ("law") of gravitation. When Uranus' orbit was seen to be different than predicted by Newton, the theory was abandoned right away. Scientists looked for other explanations for the orbit which would be consistent with Newton's theory. They succeeded in finding the planet Neptune which meant Newton's theory was still viable. If the new planet had not been found scientists would have had to discard or modify Newton's theory. This did happen in the early 1900s when the orbit of Mercury could not be explained in terms of Newton's theory. Newton's theory was then replaced by Einstein's theory of gravitation.

In a like manner, many theories in science have been replaced or modified, such as ones

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My

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From the above article we might infer that No Theory is a "absolute theory". All the so called scientific theories are the outcome of series of observations. From these observations when they found some kind of high correlation of occurance of two subsequent events, they tried to infer causation from them i.e., the preceeding event causing the succeeding event. However, can these coorelation can prove with certainity whether the theory about the causation is correct. No, unless they are mathematically verified. But, we must acknowledge that there are some limilations here. While we are subjecting some hypothesis to mathematical rigour, there might be instances when the mathematical proofs are not possible as it might require further advancement of the mathematical principles (something more to be discovered).

But this is something about what we call exact science such as Physics. However, if we take some science such as Biology or physiology, do we subject the theories to similar mathematical rigour....The answer is No. There we try to explain or cause of some disease merely on the basis of statistical probablity. For illustration, when all the doctors found the same germ Plasmodium Vivax in the blood of all the pateints suffering from Malaria, they concluded that Malaria is caused by Plasmodium Vivax. This is an instance of nothing but high coorelation between occurance of two events viz., occurance of malaria and finding of Plasmodium Vivax in the blood of such patients.

Leaving the non-exact science such as Biology and Psychology which are emperical, even the so called exact sciece are vulnarable. Stephen Hawkins, in his book "a brief history of time" mentioned that No theory is absolute. No matter how many times numerous observations proove a theory, a single observation which disproves it, make the theory invalid (The quote of Stephen Hawkins is a bit different. I don't have the book with me now to check it). This happens many times in the physical world. Some past theories couldn't explain some events and henceforth the theory is modified. For illustration Einstein said that nothing in this universe could travel faster than light but, now it is discovered that it does. Again, Einstein's theory of quantum mechanics came into being only beause Newton's theory of mechanics failed to explain some events of time and space. Thus it is only a matter of time. Any theory which seems absolute for the timebeing might get modified with new discoveries and until an unified theory is discovered which could explain all events in the universe.

The only thing which gives some credibility to any theory is the objectivity of the experiments, its reapeatibilty and the most important one, the predictibilty. With objectivity, I mean that the observer is not biased in devising the experiment, with repeatability, I mean that the experiments should give the same results irrespective of who is conducting it. And by experiments, I donot mean, laboratory experiments but collecting samples according statistical principles and analysing them.

What is the use of such theory which doesn't have the predictive validity, i.e., the theory can't predict. There is no use of that theory which could only explain some past events and can't foretell what would happen next, if some event occur under some specific circumstances. Now the question comes, whether Jyotish is a Science. Leaving aside the hypothesis that planets influence the events in the lifes of Human, which can't be verified, we might see that Jyotish passes all the test of validity of Scientific Theory, namely repeatability and predeictabilty. No matter, who sees the horoscope of an Individual, if there is Sun in the first house in the individual's chart, the observer will say that the person will have problems with eyes. There is no dispute to that.

If physics is a science which can accurately calculate the path of a rocket launched under condition of specific Atmospheric Tempetature, Pressure, Gravity etc., Jyotish is also a science which can also predict that a person having 9th and 10th lord together will have Rajayoga under specific condition that the Lagna is strong and there are no Rajabhanga yoga in the horoscope. However, if the contention is that why Jyotish is not accurate in all the cases. The answer would be that the principles enuntiated by the Maharshis couldn't be understood and interpreted properly and the specific condition under which those ptincliples could be applied are not known. This is similar to Physics in way that, if scientists are launching rocket over the Moon, they can't accurately predict the trajectory unless they know the gravity of the launcing site, the density of air, the temparature, the velocity of air etc. Thus we see that, the impression about Jyotish that it is not a sceince is nothing but prejudice of so called Rational minded Scientists, who like to comment on something which they These are my understanding and don't you need not subscribe to the know. same.

OM TAT SAT Monday, February 04, 2008

Karma & Destiny

Written Date:

in Nov

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/varahamihira/message/3901 5, 2000

I am writing something which i was willing to write for many days but couldn't get the time to do that. In a mail, I supported the concept of fatalism and said that I shall write some more things on the same topic. Here 1. 2. How I How do shall the the planets write my karmic interfere understanding forces in the of two influence life of things: us? human?

Anyone who has read the Hindu scriptures or understand the Indian philosophy wouldn't deny the influence of karmic forces in the life of human beings and the theory of life, death and rebirth; the theory of reincarnation. karma and all the above mentioned concepts are highly related and intertwined. Whatever we do is the karma and also reap the result of the karma. The result may be got in this birth or the next birth. When we think that why shall we get the result of this birth in our subsequent birth, we may not get an answer if we think as a physical body. But if we consider to be spiritual beings and come to the earth for a brief journey, they we may feel that though the body has changed, we haven't- we are the same being in different body... u may call the being as the soul. Irrespective of the body the soul presently have, he has to borne the result of the past karma.

The results are nothing but the situations that arise in our life-good or bad, the events that happen in our life-good or bad. But then these situations and events force us to behave in a particular way... that is the karma we are performing in this birth...which again will cause some situations or events to happen in the future. If this is the case are we really so much bound by the unending chain of cause and action...karma and the result, which we cannot get out from this chain. Is the situation so hopeless? No, it is not... The situation is not so much hopeless... we have free will. But the natural question arise here is that if we are so much bound by the cycle of cause and effect, where is the scope of freewill? Though apparently there seems that there is no scope, there is enough scope for exercise of the free will.. I will explain it after sometime. But let me say something else before that.

Now I shall take up the issue of who is the doer? Are you are the doer of whatever you are doing? You would find the answer very soon! Just think, how many organisms you kill when you respire.. How many ants or insects you kill when you walk over any place. These figures are innumerable. If you are asked that who is the killer all these organisms, you would probably say that it is not you. Because the death of these organisms had come thats why they went into your mouth when you respired or came below your feet when you walked. Again think how many people you influence knowingly or unknowingly in day which leads them to act in a particular way. Lets take an example here, you had a fight with some one say Ram and that fellow got so much angry that he tried to kill someone else say Balram. Here if you analyze the charts of all the persons involved in the process you would find that there is some indication of this happening. You will feel that it is a mere coincidence that these things happen that way only.

Balram was supposed to be threatened by Ram at that moment and Ram was supposed to have a fight with you at that moment, that is why it happened. You are only a link in the chain of cause and effect. When a person say Parshuram has to die, he may get a heart attack, but do you say that heart attack was the doer of the death of the person. No, probably you do not. We would rather say that the heart attract was the cause of the effect (Heart attack). But if someone else says Kashiram kills Parshuram, why we say that the Kashiram has killed Parshuram, why don't we say that Kashiram was only a means to the end or a cause to an effect or an instrument with which Parshuram was supposed to be killed. Extrapolating the same concept we may see that whatever we do have some or other implication whatever may be its intensity-small or large. We must understand that the implications had to happen that is why we were inspired to the action.

In all the cases we have means to some end which again becomes the means to some other end and the chain goes on. In these chain all these means and ends or the causes and effects are the links. In other words we are not the doer whatever we do, we are only means or the instruments in the hands of some invisible force. But the question here is why we do the things the way we do. Why we don't do it in some other way. Could we have done the things we did in our past in some other way? I would say because each of the actions done by us lead to many other actions and which would lead to many other and if analyse the horoscopes of all these situations we would see that there are indications of their happening the way they have happened, it is very unlikely that the actions performed could have been performed in some other way. Again as answer to the question why we acted in a particular way in a given situation, who inspired us to behave in that way, I would say that it is the PRAKRITI and THE GUNA of the person, who inspired him to act in a particular way. We act in a particular way in a given situation, because we get the urge to act that way. And this urge is controlled by the PRAKRITI and GUNA we have. If we introspect on the teachings of GITA we will find the same essence that we are not the doers, we are only an instrument in the hands of someone else (KRISHNA/ BRAHMAN/ SUPREME CONSCIOUSNESS). When we are not the doers, why do we expect the result of the actions performed by us. Lets take an analogy to understand this. Lets say you have invented a robot which works for you. You programmed (PRAKRITI/GUNA) the robot to kill some one or help someone. If the robot kills or helps someone, do you condemn or praise the robot for those actions. Probably not. You, who have programmed the robot should be accountable for or held responsible for whatever the result. So when we are not the doers, we should not expect the result of the actions we have performed rather we shall surrender ourselves to the supreme and accept whatever he does with us.

Now I shall take up the topic of free will. Before that we shall know that the human birth has some importance attached to it. It is not a mere accident. This is a vehicle with which we can attain the BRAHMAN or self realization. This the birth which accumulates karma (good or bad). Because we don't have any control of the situations or the events or the actions we are doing, what matter is the attitude with which we are doing the same job. Different attitude towards the same action can accumulate different types of Karma. Here comes the importance of FREE WILL. How we are performing the karma

and not what we are performing. If a person does a particular action with the feeling that he is doer of the karma, then the result-negative or positive will be accumulated in his repertoire of karma and may lead to bad or good situation in subsequent or even the same birth. But even the good or prosperous condition as a result of a good karma is not that good as it attach the soul to the material world. But if the same action is done with complete self surrender to the BRAHMAN, then whatever the result may be good or bad won't be having any effect on his karma repertoire rather he will exhaust some of his past accumulated karma in the process, and in a way break some links of the chain binding him to this material world and move towards attainment of self-realization. Thus we can exert our freewill in having an attitude which take us towards self-realization, i.e., the attitude of self-surrender to the supreme and have unbroken faith in his actions. If we have the same attitude in all of our actions we would see that our ego is vanishing and we are reaching towards supreme/infinite consciousness from individual/ finite consciousness. Thus though we seemed to be bound by the law of time-space and causation or though the destiny seems to be fatalistic, we can get out of this unending cycle by exerting our free will in surrendering ourselves to the almighty.

Lets see how with self-less or surrendered action we can reach near the almighty. Here we see what the prakriti of a person is? It is accumulation of attitudes. If we behave in a particular way in a given type of situation similarly again and again repeatedly, it becomes our inherent nature (this is the prakriti) and we would spontaneously behave the same way in future given similar situation. Thus with exertion of free our nature of self surrender would become more and more strong and more and more we reach near the goal of self realisation.

Now let me take the issue of planetary movements and human destiny. Here I have some different viewpoints. If we presume that everything is governed by some law and nothing is haphazard or accident, then everything can be predicted. We can predict the motion of earth around the sun very precisely because it is a regular motion and guided by some celestial law. Had it been haphazard, we couldn't have predicted that. Take anything in the universe from the smallest atom to the galaxies, everything is guided by some law and hence have some pattern in their behaviour. If we understand the underlying pattern in their behaviour we can predict how they would behave in future. Deciphering the underlying pattern is the most difficult this. There is chaos nowhere.... everywhere there is a very regular patterned behaviour we fail to decipher and we see chaos. Lets take an example to see this. Lets try to find the pattern the given series 1,2,4,2,3,9,3,5,25,4,7,49,5,11,121,6,13,169,7 Here if we are asked to predict the next number, we may feel apparently that there is no pattern but a jumble of number instead. But if we try to analyse deeply, we would find that this is an interweaving of three different series. of number.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 2,3,5,7,11,13 (prime numbers) 4,9,25,49,121,169 (squares of the prime numbers) Now that we have deciphered the pattern in the series, we can predict the next number in the series. Even in case we don't find any pattern after any number of try, which would mean that we haven't explored the total possible environment of the system. For example if we have series like 1278838923484981 here we may not find any pattern but if more data is taken we would find that there is a repetition of the following set of numbers in the total system, and that is the pattern. 12788389234849811278838923484981 AND because nothing in this universe is unconnected with each other, there is a pattern of relation within so called apparently unconnected systems. Though it seem that solar system, the universe and the earth and the life in earth are unconnected system, they are the part of a bigger system. So if the pattern of connection or the relation between these apparent unconnected system is deciphered, the future can be predicted taking cues from any part of the whole system.

Maharihis have tried to decipher how the planets and the stars in the sky during the birth of a person is connected to the destiny of that person. Thus they have found out the pattern of such connections and that is jyotisha. Thus the configuration of planet during the birth time can only indicate but not influence the destiny of the person. This is somewhat similar to statistical analysis of trend over a period of time. The coorelation between the celestial even and the occurance of a particular incidence in a persons life has been found out and wherever they are found to be strongly coorelated, those predicters are retained. But coorelation by itself doesn't show any causal relationship. This is why we can predict the destiny from palm of our hands. That doesn't show that the lines in our palms cause somethings in our life, but only show that there is a high correlation between the lines and the events occuring in the life. This can be done with any such thing which is seemingly unrelated to us... but in this case deciphering the pattern will be very difficult or near to impossible. Because the law operating everywhere is the same everywhere, the properties present in the macrocosm is also present in the microcosm. Thus those this which can be predicted with the help of planets and stars in the sky, can also be predicted with the help of palm or for that matter the little finger or thumb alone. For that matter we can go much smaller level to the genetic composition of the person. Everything would yeild the same result.

Now I shall end with a statement which may stimulate some thinking... "If we are guided by our own karma, prakriti and Guna, why are we allowing the planets to interfere with our destiny and influence us" Why we bring planets in the picture to govern us, whereas in reality it is not so. "PLANET CAN ONLY INDICATE OM TAT SAT Friday, February 15, 2008 BUT NOT INFLUENCE OUR DESTINY"

Punya Chakra
Punya Chakra is used for determining the whereabouts of the soul after death. The term Punya means good deed as in Hinduism death is considered as the eternal truth and the freedom from the world of suffering, the mrityu loka or earth. Hence the chart casted at the moment of death is called the Punya Chakra, which in lay men's terms can be translated as the horoscope of death. Similar to the birth chart, which shows the details of the experiences of the soul after birth, the death chart shows the details of the soul after death. This is an important tool of vedic-astrology to decipher the condition and the whereabouts of the soul after death based on which various obsevances such as Sraddha etc. can be done to pacify a wandering soul. So far this tool has been a closely guarded secret of the Sri Jagannath Center tradition and was disclosed for the first time for the aspiring astrologers by Pt. Sanjay Rath in 2005 in the SJC west coast conference. In this article, I will enunciate the principles and also analyse some charts to make the concepts clearer.

KEY HOUSES IN PUNYA CHAKRA The houses which are key to the analysis of the punya chakra are the 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th and 12th houses. 1st house: The exact nature of death can be seen from the 1st house. If there are malefics in the 1st house or it is occupied with Gulika or Mandi, the death of the native could be painful. In addition to the 1st house, the trines i.e., the 5th and 9th should also be checked to ascertain the details of the moment of dearth. Presence of benefics in the lagna or the trines can indicate peaceful death such as dying in sleep or in leaving the body in deep meditation. After death, the soul is likely to stay in this planet for sometime before it is guided to other planes of existence. Shastras say that the minimum duration of stay in this planet is of 12days and in most cases the maximum duration is of 9 years. However, the maximum duration can be overridden by specific yogas, whereby the soul would wander even longer. The duration of stay can be seen from the natural duration governed by the planets and the navamsa occupied by them in the punya chakra. The natural duration of planets are as follows: Moon Mars Venus - a day** - a week** - a fortnight

Jupiter- a month Mercury- a season, which is same as 2 months period Sun - an ayana which is same as 6 months period (the period of uttrayana and dakshinayana) Saturn - a year If lets say in someone's death chart, Sun is placed in the Lagna and is placed in 5th navamsa. The

duration, the soul will stay in earth would be 5 ayanas which is equivalent to (5 ayana *6 months) 30 months or 2.5 years. **For Moon, it is always 12 days irrespective of the navamsa of the Moon. However, for Mars, if the duration arrived is less than 12 days, then it is 12 days, however if it is more than 12 days, that many days the soul will stay on earth. The exact duration can be found by using the following formula Planetary duration * Planet's longitude /3020 6th house: Sixth is the house of enemies which represent both external and internal enemies. Since in this horoscope we are not concerned about the material things, there is no question of external enemies. Thus in the punya chakra, the 6th house represent the internal enemies. The shastras (classical texts) speak of six enemies which go by the name shad-ripus, which create hurdles in the spiritual upliftment of the native. By observing Yama and Niyama as mentioned in the yoga sutras of Maharishi Patanjali, one can get over the weaknesses. The weaknesses can be mapped to six planets based on which the weaknesses the native suffered during the lifetime can be deciphered from the punya chakra. Before we do the mapping, we need to understand about the weaknesses. We also should understand that the sattvik (steady state) planets Sun, Moon and Jupiter cannot represent any weaknesses as the root of all weakness is either Tamas (ignorance) or Rajas (predominance of energy). The SIX weaknesses (the shadripus) Kama: Kama means attraction and is most widely used to represent the attraction between male and female. The god of love Cupid is known as Kamadev in sanskrit and represent the sexual attraction between male and female. However, Kama is not always that bad as this attraction between opposite sexes cause the entire creation to continue as without progeny, there is no continuation of lineage. In addition, all souls are ultimately attracted to Krishna and thus HE becomes the ultimate Purusha and all the souls or the material creation which is ever eager to disappear in HIM becomes the ultimate Prakriti or the feminine principle. Thus the Rasa Leela in the transidental level shows the eagerness of all the living being to Unite with Krisna and get ONE with him. Hence, the beejakshara for Krishna is Klim which also known as the Kama Beeja. However, at negetive level, the same attraction take the colour of lust which is nothing but being driven by the attitude of having sex others without having the feeling of Love. Thus Kama at a gross material level is nothing but union of male and female body, while at a transidental level, it is the union of two soul, the purusha and the prakriti. The union of two bodies whether at material or spiritual level is guided by Planet Venus and hence it is significator of Kama. This weakness is predominant in Rajas guna and hence there also is a positive side to it, which be enhanced to reach god. Krodha: Krodha means anger and there is no ambiguity in assigning a planet to this. It is well known that Mars is known as the God of War and is endowed with commanding qualities. The root of anger is Fire and hence only firey Mars qualifies to signify this ripu. A peaceful mind is a mind in perfect harmony with the nature and hence full of sattva while a angry mind is quite destructive as indicated by the tamasic

nature of Maritian fire and hence a weakness which should be overcome to be in harmony with others. Lobha: Lobha means greed or the desire to have something out of proportion. Desire for various things in this material world is quite natural, however when the desire becomes un-natural and it involves an insatiated mentality, where the desire becomes unending, it becomes a weakness. Rahu is the planet behind greed as being opposite of Ketu, who rules of renunciating all material objects, it makes the native run after something which is not really needed for him. Thus the native is under a shadowy viel inside which his ability to judge his true needs become cloudy and he feels a insatiable thrust for material objects. Gautama Buddha said that the root cause of all birth are the desires of the material objects which the native wants to experience. Since the soul cannot experience material objects without a body, it needs to take birth to fulfil his desires. Hence Rahu becomes the significator for getting entangled into the shackles of the material world, while its opposite, Ketu signifies breaking free from the shakles and thus liberation. This weakness is predominant in Tamas Guna. Moha: Moha means delusion which happens due to Maya or the illusion of the material world. Although the soul is free from all material bondages, he gets attached to the material world due to mana or the mind. This happens due to delusion of the mind which thinks that material existence is the only truth and there is nothing beyond it. The truth is the field of activity of the mind is only possible in this material existence when a false ego makes the native differentiate himself as someone different from the eternal soul, the parama purusha. Since Saturn signifies lie, it represents the great lie, the mind is telling itself, that the material existence is the only true existing and there is nothing beyond that. Only under the influence of a Guru (Jupiter), can the mind realise that the material existence is untrue and is momentory and there is something beyond it, which is true and is also eternal. Thus Saturn signifies this ripu which is predominant in Tamas guna. Mada: Mada means arrogance, which many also associate with alcohol. The association of alcohol with mada is also apt as alcohol makes a person lose his brain and thus make him forget both good and bad thoughts in his mind and thus making him headless. Hence a person under alcohol cannot control over his senses and end up doing headless acts. Similarly when the identification of the person with ego is very strong, he thinks himself as the king of all consider others as non-entity in front of him. Under such arrogance, the person behaves nothing less than a headless person and end up doing headless things. The condition of such person is similar to a wild elephant who rumles over and shatters everything coming to his way. Such elephant is aptly called Mada-mast hathi, in english which means, elephant exhilerated in pride. In mythology, Ketu is called the tail of the demon whose head was cut by lord Vishnu during the churning of the ocearn. Thus it represents some who is headless. One one hand, the positive side of headlessness represent total surrender to god by renunciating ones eqo and material possession (which happens when you have a head) and thus show liberation; while on the other hand, the negetive side, it represent going against the social norms and natural laws and doing something which is completely unexpected such as terrorism etc. Thus when Ketu's headlessness is applied to the material world, it becomes a weakness, while when this transcends into the spiritual world, it makes the person liberate from the bondage of rebirth. Since in material plane, Ketu is a tamasik planet (like Mars), this

weakness is predominant in tamas. Matsarya: Matsarya can be translated to envy or jealousy. The root of jealousy is comparision of one's ownself with others. Although this becomes the prime driver of growth in this material world, it becomes a weakness in the spiritual world. We all know that only when someone shuns the desire to enjoy the material things in this life, he is free from this matarial world. The desire to compare one self comes from the desire to grow in this material world as shown by the upachayas 3rd and 6th, which are naturally ruled by Mercury. This shows that one should keep doing his duties irrespective of what he gets. Based on karma of different people, they may be endowed with different lives and one should not compare himself and complain to god about this discrepancies. Instead only when is free of the feelings of jealousy, then only he can have full faith on god and trust all his actions without judgement. It is said that jealousy becomes a roadblock even in cause of jealousy of spiritual nature. Envy is caused by the nature of human mind which differentiates one from others, where one sees other to be more prosperous than oneself and this faculty of human mind is governed by childish Mercury. It is no wonder that it is natural to see jealousy in young kids who always compare this possessions with their peers and want those which others possess. Thus something which can help one grow in the material world can cause roadblock in the spiritual arena and thus Jealousy is considered as one of the weaknesses. Thus weakness is however, predominant in rajas and is thus easy to get over, unlike those which are predominant in tamas. In the book the spiritual dimensions of vedic astrology, the author Robert Koch gave the mapping with the shadripus as: Kama Krodha Lobha Moha Mada : Venus : Mars : Saturn : Moon : Sun

Matsarya : Mercury

He additionally says that since the nodes do not have bodies, they do not rule over any of the weaknesses. I humbly beg to differ with the author. Since the weakness comes from darkness, the nodes are the prime governor of the weaknesses being shadowy planets, while the luminaries Sun and the Moon cannot be associated with any weakness. Hence the mapping I have given here is: Kama Krodha Lobha Moha Mada : Venus : Mars : Rahu : Saturn : Ketu

Matsarya : Mercury

Discerning readers can evaluate my arguments and form their own opinions on which is the right mapping. 7th house: 7th house is the house of desire and is also called the dvara. It is said that soul enters the planet from the 7th house and also leaves from that house and hence is termed as dvara, which means door. The disposition of this house in the death chart will show whether the native would be born again in this planet or he is liberated from the cycle of re-birth. More number of planets in this house show more rebirths while no planets show no re-birth. Placement of a stronger planet in this house can even show multiple births before he can relinquish his desires and attain moksha. If there are planets in both 7th and 12th house, the native is likely to take birth after staying in the lokas shown by the 12th house for certain time. The duration after which the native has to take birth again can be seen from the natural periods of the planets placed in the 7th house (refer to the lagna section for details). 8th house: 8th house is the house of Sin, something which becomes the cause of re-birth. This shows the consolidated Sin's done by the native in his lifetime. The nature of the sin can be deciphered from the various weaknesses as mentioned above. The punishments for the Sins are quite grave and if they are not forgiven, the native has to take birth for redemption. The Sin's can be forgiven only when devaguru Jupiter has aspects the 8th house. 10th house: 10th house is the house of karma. It is known that the future of an individual is determined from the karma he did before and hence this house is very important in judging the state of native after death. If the native is worked without attachment, then he can attain moksha, whereas if he worked with specific results in mind, he has to come back to earth to experience those results. The 10th house in the punya chart shows the sum total of all karmas performed by the native in his lifetime. If the 10th lord is strong and the 10th house is under benefic influence, the native did good work. Similarly if the 10th lord as well as the house are weak and afflicted, the native has done bad deed and he has to take birth for redemption. The nature of work can also seen from the placement of 10th lord in various houses as well as the influence of various house lords/ planets on the 10th house. If the 10th lord is strong and is influenced by Jupiter and is also connected to the 12th house, the native can attain moksha, else the chances of taking rebirth is quite high. 12th house: 12th house is the house of moksha or liberation from the cycle of rebirth. One attains Moksha if Jupiter is either placed in the 12th or aspects it with Graha drsti. Jupiter represents the wish of the god and hence it indicate that only irrespective of whatever deed a person do, he might not get moksha unless god desired to give him so. In Bhagavatgita, lord Krishna says that the person attains that, which he was thinking at the moment of his death. Thus only when someone is thinking about God, he can attain him after death. Thus 12th house also shows things which is dominant in the mind of a dying person. Thus it is important to think

about god at all times as no one knows when the critical moment of death comes face to face with someone. Only when one remembers god at all times can remember him at the moment of death, else he will think of those things which happened to be there in him mind majority of his life. Now, if a person does not attain moksha, he can go to various other spiritual planes of existence which are called the Lokas. There are 7 lokas including Earth and similarly there are 7 Talas, which makes it 14 lokas and talas. The Lokas are full of spiritual energies while the talas are full of darkness and ignorance. The 7 lokas are as follows: Bhurloka - Mars

Bhuvarloka - Sun Svargaloka - Venus Janarloka Taparloka Mahaloka Satyaloka - Moon - Saturn - Mercury - Jupiter

To be continued... OM TAT SA Sunday, February 24, 2008

Navamsa lagna in various houses from Rasi Lagna


Jaimini Sutras 4.3.69 - 4.3.73 yatne aata|| The result of navamsa lagna in various houses as counted form the rasi lagna is explained in the following aphorisms.

rjye nca|| If the navamsa lagna is placed in a sign which is in the 12th house from the rasi lagna, the native will be base and gross.

dhane km|| If the navamsa lagna is placed in the 9th house from the rasi lagna, the native will be passionate.

dharme moka|| If the navamsa lagna is placed in the 11th house from the rasi lagna, the native will attain moksha.

dhnye pp|| If the navamsa lagna is in the 7th house from the rasi lagna, the native will be sinful. The aphorisms given above give us the clue on how to analyze the placement of navamsa lagna in various sign as seen from the rasi lagna. For example, if the rasi lagna is placed in Aries and the navamsa lagna is placed in the Taurus, which is 2nd from the rasi lagna, what kind of results can be read from such placements. This helps us in a big way in fixing the right navamsa lagna if there are doubts in doing so. The principles of judging the results from placement of navamsa lagna with respect to the rasi lagna is not given straight away and Maharishi Jaimini wants us to decipher them based on the examples he has given for few houses. Here, our tradition comes to our rescue, which says that whichever house the navamsa lagna is placed with respect to the rasi lagna, the 2nd house from it will be pronounced in the life of the native. Thus if the navamsa lagna is in the 11th from the rasi lagna, the 2nd house from it, which is 12th house gains prominence and the native can even attain moksha. Now why 2nd house? Well! this is based on two principles: 1. Since Navamsa governs over our past life and spiritual merit (dharma), it also has a strong say on the fruit of actions we have to experience due to karma of past lives. Hence whichever sign the navamsa lagna is placed, the 5th from it confers good fortune on the native and that house should be treates as if lagna lord is placed over there. Thus if the navamsa lagna is placed in the 11th house, the 5th from it, i.e., 3rd house makes the person full of initiative and fortunate. 2. The house of achievement in this life would be the 10th house counted from the house obtained before (5th from the navamsa lagna), which happens to be the 2nd house from the lagna. Thus the areas the native attains prominence in this life will be shown by the 2nd house from the navamsa lagna as seen in the rasi chart. One should note the sign, house, planets and yogas in this house to judge the nature of results. What maharishi gave in the 4 aphorisms are only guide to the nature of results as seen from the navamsa lagna's placement from the rasi lagna. They are however only indicative and not comprehensive. Intelligent astrologers should apply the common principles of houses, planets and the yogas to decipher more. The following section gives a more detailed analysis (although not exhaustive). To be continued... OM TAT SAT

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Divine Synchronicity
Whatever happens in this universe is not by accident and has a clear thought behind it. However since our intelligence is not yet developed to such extent that we can perceive this, we perceive the events in a disjointed way and see everything as mere coincidences. The events in this world are like the music of flute which is in perfect harmony with the divine consciousness, each note in the music is in perfect balance and all the notes are just part of a harmonious music. If the notes are heard disjointedly they will be perceived as nothing more than chaotic sound of cacophony, which however becomes a harmonic music, when all the notes are heard and understood. Our imperfect intelligence and our ego does not let us understand all the notes of the music and hence what we perceive are unconnected notes of a music. To establish this, we can peep into deeper secrets of relationship in this world. It is said in the shastras that based on the previous karma the soul takes birth in such environment so that it can fulfill the objective of his birth in the most harmonious way. When a soul takes birth in a family it further intermingles with the karma of all connected such as parents, siblings, uncles, aunts, spouse etc. and influence their karma too. Thus birth in a family cannot be mere accident but implementation of a divine plan. To show the unseen connections, we can try to see the planetary influences on the various houses in appropriate divisional charts and verify how it matches the planetary influences on the lagna of the relatives. For example dvadasamsa is seen for parents where 4th house is seen for mother and 9th house is seen for father. The influences on the dvadasamsa 4th and 9th houses can also be seen on the lagna of the mother and the father, in their natal charts.

I am using the horoscopes of my children Triparna a.k.a. Mira and Ishaan a.k.a. Sai and see how the influences on their dvadasamsa also appear in my and my wife's horoscope. I will be using the following principles to check the interconnections:

1. In dvadasamsa, 4th house represent the mother and the 9th house represent the father. The conjunctions or aspects (rasi drsti) on the said houses or their lords should have some connections with the parents lagna.

2. In the parent's rasi chart, the influences can be seen from the conjunctions or aspects of the planets as well as the planets placed in the trine (influencing nature) or quadrant (giving support) from the rasi lagna, which considerably influence the life of the native.

3. Sun is the karaka for the father while Moon is the karaka for the mother. Influences on these planets by aspect and conjunctions would also appear in the rasi charts of the parents.

4. The children can be seen from the Saptamsa chart. The 1st child is seen from the 5th house (counting is forward or reverse based on the lagna being odd or even respectively) and the each subsequent child can be seen from the alternate sign. The planetary influences in the rasi chart of children can be seen from aspects (rasi drsti) and conjunctions with the lord of the child (lord of 5th, 7th etc. which determine the gender of child) and their dispositors.

Father: 9th house has no planets and is ruled by Mars. 9th lord Mars is placed in Sagittarius with Venus and is aspected by Jupiter. Thus the influences on the 9th houses are that of Mars, Jupiter and Venus.

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Saturn.

Father is born in Sagittarius Lagna aspected by Saturn and has Mars, Mercury and Sun in the trine to the lagna. Mars, Mercury and Sun also aspects the Lagna lord Jupiter.

Mother: 4th house is Scorpio with no planets. Mars and Ketu are the lords of Scorpio. As mentioned before, Mars is placed with Venus and aspected by Jupiter, while Ketu is placed in Virgo and not aspected by any planets. Karaka Moon is not under any additional influences. This shows that there are similar influences on both father and Mother, which is in fact true as seen in the horoscopes of the parents. Mother is born in Virgo lagna aspected by Venus and Moon from the 7th house and Saturn from the 11th house and Jupiter from the 9th house. The lord Mercury is in 8th conjoined with Sun and Ketu. Thus one can see the influences of Sun, Saturn, Ketu, Venus and Jupiter on the lagna as shown in the daughter's chart. The

Father: The 9th house is Cancer with Jupiter exalted in it and is aspected by Moon and Saturn. 9th lord Moon is placed in Scorpio with Saturn and is aspected by Mercury, Sun and Jupiter. Thus there are influences of Moon, Saturn, Mercury, Sun and Jupiter.

In the father's chart, Lagna lord Jupiter is aspected by Mars, Sun and Mercury while Saturn aspects the Lagna. Additionally Moon is debilitated and aspected by Mars as shown in the son's dvadasamsa chart.

Mother: 4th house is Aquarius ruled by Saturn and Rahu. Lagna is devoid of any planets, however is aspected by Jupiter. 4th lord Saturn is placed with Moon and is aspected by Mercury, Sun and Jupiter. 4th co-lord Rahu is placed in Gemini with Venus. The influencing planets are Saturn, Rahu, Moon, Venus and Jupiter.

In the mother's chart, Rahu is the atmakaraka and is influenced by Saturn, Mars, Moon, Venus and Jupiter. One should note the similarity between the dvadasamsa of both daughter and son. In both cases the influencing planets are almost the same. In the daughter's dvadasamsa, Mars represent both father and Mother, while in the daughter's chart, lord of father, Moon and lord of Mother, Saturn are placed together in Scorpio receiving similar influences of other planets by aspects.

Triparna: The 1st child can be seen from the 5th house. Since the Saptamsa lagna is a even sign, the counting is in an anti-zodiacal direction. Thus the 5th house becomes Virgo and its lord is placed in Scorpio with eunuch Saturn. Since the sign is a female sign, the child will be a girl. The influences on the child are that of Mercury (lord of child), Saturn (by conjunction) and Ketu (aspect from Aries) and exalted Mars (aspect from Capricorn). There are additional influences of Venus and Moon due to aspect on the lords Triparna is born in Virgo Ketu Lagna with Mars, Ketu and and Mercury as found Mars. above.

Ishaan: The 2nd child is to be seen from the 7th house ruled by Moon. Moon is placed in Leo, a male sign showing birth of a male child. Moon is the lord of the child and is aspected by the nodes and Mars. The dispositor of child lord, Sun is placed in Virgo aspected by Jupiter. Thus the influences on the child can be summarized into Moon, Sun, Mars, Jupiter and the nodes.

Ishaan is born in Pisces lagna ruled by Jupiter and aspected by Jupiter and Sun. It is hemmed between Rahu and Moon and Mars is placed in the lagna Kendra giving considerable support.

Triparna: The first child is shown by the 5th house. Since the Lagna is in even sign, the counting is in anti-zodiacal direction. The 5th house is Cancer and the lord is placed in an even sign Scorpio as well as

debilitated showing birth of a girl child. Here Moon becomes the lord of the child and the influences on the child can be seen from the influences on the Moon as well as the influences on the lords of Scorpio. Moon is aspected by Saturn, Sun and Ketu. Ketu is also the lord of Scorpio and thus shows that the influences of Saturn and Sun is quite strong. Another lord of Scorpio, Mars is placed with Mercury and is aspected by Jupiter. Thus the influences can be summarized into Moon, Ketu, Saturn, Sun, Mars, Mercury and Jupiter. Among these Moon, Ketu and Mars have the strongest influence.

Triparna is born in Virgo lagna ruled by Mercury conjoined with exalted Mercury, Ketu and Mars. Lagna is additionally aspected by Saturn and is hemmed between Sun and Jupiter.

Ishaan: 2nd child is shown by the 7th lord Mercury which is placed in Leo with a male planet Mars. Thus it shows birth of a Son. In planetary influences on the Son can primarily be seen from the influences on Mercury and secondarily from the influences on the Sun, dispositor of lord of child Mercury. Mercury is placed with Mars in the sign of Sun and is aspected by Jupiter, Saturn, Sun, Ketu and Rahu. Among these Mercury, Mars, Sun and Jupiter have the strongest influence.

Ishaan was born in a Jupiterian lagna aspected by Jupiter and Sun. In addition Mars is placed in a Kendra and thus has a strong say on the horoscope.

If we see the combined influences from the charts of both parents we see that Triparna has influences of Mercury, Saturn, Ketu and Mars, while Ishaan has influences of Jupiter, Sun and the nodes. By looking influences from multiple charts, it is possible to narrow down the influences which should appear in the charts of the children. Similarly the influences in the father's and mother's horoscope can be narrowed down by seeing the influences in the dvadasamsa of both children.

OM TAT SA Monday, February 25, 2008

10th from svamsa- A closer look


In aphorism 1.2.39 of Jaimini Sutra, Maharishi Jaimini explains the result of placement of Planets in the 10th from svamsa.

riphe budhade v mandavat|| Mercury aspecting the 10th from svamsa indicate results like Saturn. Maharishi explains in previous stanza that when Saturn is placed in the svamsa makes a person achieve success in any line of activity due to sheer hard work. They also tend to become traditional. However, the thing to note here is that why Mercury in the 10th give results as if Saturn in svamsa. The clue to decipher this lies in counting the number of planets in the weekday

order starting from the planet placed in the 10th to svamsa. Thus if Mercury is placed in the 10th then counting in the weekday order we have Mercury (10th)-Jupiter(11th)Venus(12th)-"Saturn(svama)", thus we arrive at Saturn. Applying this principle, we can understand the influence of other planets on the 10th of svamsa. The weekday order is Sun-Moon-Mars-Mercury-Jupiter-Venus-Saturn-Rahu-Ketu. Thus the planets influence on the 10th will be:

Sun Moon Mars

- Mercury - Jupiter - Venus

Mercury - Saturn Jupiter - Rahu Venus Saturn Rahu Ketu - Ketu - Sun - Moon - Mars

Thus if Sun is placed in the 10th house, the effect can be read as same as Mercury's placement in the svamsa, which according to Maharishi Jaimini makes the person a mimansaka or someone who follows the middle path of Buddha.
Posted by Sarajit Poddar at 12:40 AM

1 comment:

krishna said... Dear sir thanks for all these wonderful informations I have a doubt, In you post on SWAMSA,its writen "Mercury conjoining/ aspecting the 10th from swamsa indicate results like Saturn (Success in any line of activity and consequential fame). This indicates skill and fame and is good for fortunes as well, as Mercury is a natural benefic. Besides, like Saturn,

it tends to promote a traditional vocation. Beneficial aspects/ conjunctions on the 10th from swamsa produce stable fortunes. Malefics cause fluctuation in fortunes. Parasara opines that the combination will no only give stable fortunes but also make the native serious, strong (fixity of purpose) and intelligent. Malefics will not only harm the business/ career but also deny filial bliss. Mercury and Venus gives success in trade/ career and produce great works. The Sun, Moon & Jupiter so related to the tenth will give Rajayoga (Very high Status and achievements) The Sun in the 10th from Karakamsa aspected by Jupiter produces a cowherd or milkman (or one associated in some manner with animal husbandry). This is contrast with Parasara who mentions Rajayoga. "

Now from this its clear, jupiter in 10th can give very high level rajyoga, but appllying the above dictim, it means when jupiter is there in 10 from D9 lagna, the effects given by it are like RAHU is in swamsa. "Rahu in Swamsa produces a Bowman or a thief. He may earn by dacoity or by cheating or maybe capable of handling very poisonous and dangerous chemicals, medicines etc or an expert in metals/ manufacturing activities. "

Going by the avobe two dictims can we say, the person may even earn by dacoity but since jupiter is there in 10 from D9 lagna, he will be having stable fortunes?? Lets take piesces D9 lagna(with AK in it) and jupiter is in 10 from D9 lagna i.e in sagg. With the above case, jupiter is lagnadhipathi, and aspects it by rashi dristi but as per the second dictim, the effects on D9 lagna will be as of rahu??? how to interpret in such case.as by nature, jupiter and Rahu are opposite. please clear my doubts, whether i am interpreting both the dictims correctly. and please correct me if my understanding is wrong.

regards

krishna

dian Lunar Calendar


Year Start of year End of year 60 year cycle The Indian lunar calendar is based on movement of both luminaries Sun and the Moon in the sidereal zodiac. One should note the difference between Indian Lunar Calendar and the Chinese Lunar Calendar. While Indian Lunar Calendar is based on sidereal zodiac, the Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on tropical zodiac and hence the Indian Lunar months are not synchronized with seasons, but fixed stars (or the nakshatras), while Chinese Lunar Calendar is synchronized with seasons. This indicates the importance of fixed zodiac not only in astrology but also celebration of the festivals.

Since the Lunar Calendar is synchronized with the Sidereal Zodiac, the lunar months are tagged to sidereal signs. This means based on the sign occupied by Sun in the sidereal zodiac, the lunar month will bear the same name. For example, Chaitra, the 1st month of Lunar Calendar is tagged to sidereal Pisces. The names of the months are given by the name of the nakshatra, the Moon is expected to be placed while Sun transits a sign. This also shows that naming of the month is based on Shuklanta principle, which suggests beginning of a month with Krishna Pratipad. The relationship of the lunar months and the sidereal signs are as follows: Chaitra Vaishakh Jyeshtha Ashadha Sravana Bhadra Ashwin Kartik MrigashiraPausha Magha Phalgun - Kumbha - Aquarius Vrshchik Dhanu Makar Meena Mesha Vrshabha Mithuna Karkata Simha Kanya Tula Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn

Although the names of the month are given based on Shuklanta principle, the most widely followed calendar is Amanta which begins with Shukla Pratipad. The Lunar year begins with Chaitra Masa, the time Adhika when Sun and & Moon conjoin Kshaya in sidereal Pisces. Masa

There are few variations in the reckoning of the month, due to the differences in the duration of lunar year and the sidereal year by approximately 10 days. The types of variations are given below:

Adhika

Masa:

When two new Moon falls in one sidereal sign, the first among them is treated as a extra month or Adhika Masa while the 2nd one of them is called the actual month or nija masa. Whenever this happens, the 1st new Moon falls in the 1st degree of the sign, while the 2nd one falls in the last degree of the sign. The adhika masa bears the name of the sign where it happens. Thus if it happens in Aries, it becomes Vaishakh Kshaya adhika masa and so on. Masa:

Khsaya masa means loss of month. This happens when there is no soli-lunar conjunction in a sign. This is a rare phenomenon as is counter intuitive that how can a bigger measure of time i.e., Saura masa be smaller than a chandra masa. Thus this requires further investigation. It happens in a period of 19 years and 141 years.

60

Years

Cycle:

The lunar calendar is completely synchronizes with the solar calendar in a period of 60 years. This concept is similar to the Chinese calendar which indicate repetition of combination of element and animal. In the Indian calendar, each of the 60 years are given a specif name which indicate towards overall results to be experienced in that year. The cycle follows the cycle of creation, sustenance and annihilation of the creative force. To understand it better, this can be mapped to the 30 tithi cycle of the Moon, which also passes through creation and increase in life force as signified by the Shukla Paksha and decrease of the life force as well as destruction as signified by the Krshna Paksha.

Since each of the year is spanning over two tithis, we can also map the year with half of tithi called Karana. There are 4 fixed karanas names Kimsthughna, Shakuni, Chatushpd and Ngava which are mapped to 1st half of 1st half of Shukla Pratipad, 2nd half of Krisna Chaturdasi, 1st and 2nd half of Amavasya respectively. While rest 7 karanas are called the movable karanas and repeat in the sequence of Bava, Blava, Kaulava, Taitula, Garaj, Vanij and Vishti (Bhadr) from 2nd half of Shukla pratipad to 1st half of Krsna chaturdasi. The fixed karanas are known be troublesome and vicious.

The years of the 60 years cycle and its mapping to Tithis and Karanas are YEAR 1.Prabhava 2.Vibhava 3.Shukla 4.Pramoda 5.Prajpati 6.ngirasa TITHI Shukla Pratipad Pratipad Dvitiya Dvitiya Tritiya Tritiya Shukla Shukla Shukla Shukla Shukla KARANA Kimstughna** Bava Balava Kaulava Taitula Garaj

7.Shrmukha 8.Bhva 9.Yuvan 10.Dhtri 11.shvara 12.Bahudhnya 13.Pramthin 14.Vikrama 15.Vrisha 16.Chitrabhnu 17.Svabhnu 18.Trana 19.Prthiva 20.Vyaya 21.Sarvajit 22.Sarvadhrin 23.Virodhin 24.Vikrita 25.Khara 26.Nandana 27.Vijaya 28.Jaya 29.Manmatha 30.Durmukha 31.Hemalambin 32.Vilambin 33.Vikrin 34.Shrvari 35.Plava 36.Shubhakrit 37.Shobhana 38.Krodhin 39.Vishvvasu 40.Parbhava 41.Plavanga 42.Klaka 43.Saumya 44.Sdhrana 45.Virodhikrit 46.Paritpin 47.Pramdin Krsna Purnima Shukla -

Shukla Shukla Shukla Shukla Shukla Shasthi

Chaturthi Panchami Panchami Shasthi

Vishti -

Vanij (Bhadr) Bava Balava Kaulava Taitula Garaj Vanij (Bhadr) Bava Balava Kaulava Taitula Garaj Vanij (Bhadr) Bava Balava Kaulava Taitula Garaj Vanij (Bhadr) Bava Balava Kaulava Taitula Garaj Vanij (Bhadr) Bava Balava Kaulava Taitula -

Chaturthi

Shukla Shukla

Saptami Saptami Ashtami Ashtami Navami Navami Dasami Dasami Ekadasi Dvadasi Dvadasi Trayodasi Trayodasi Chaturdasi Chaturdasi Pratipad Pratipad Dvitiya Dvitiya Tritiya Chaturthi Chaturthi Vishti Vishti

Shukla

Shukla Shukla Shukla

Vishti -

Shukla Shukla Shukla Ekadasi Shukla Shukla Shukla

Shukla Shukla Shukla Shukla

Vishti -

Purnima Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna Tritiya Krsna Krsna

Vishti -

Panchami Panchami Shasthi Shasthi Saptami Ashtami Navami

Garaj Vanij (Bhadr) Bava Balava Kaulava Taitula

Saptami Ashtami

48.nanda 49.Rkshasa 50.Anala 51.Pingala 52.Klayukti 53.Siddhrthin 54.Raudra 55.Durmati 56.Dundubhi 57.Rudhirodgrin58.Raktksha 59.Krodhana 60.Akshaya ** Sthira (fixed) karana Krsna -

Krsna Krsna

Navami Dasami Ekadasi Ekadasi Vishti

Vishti -

Garaj Vanij (Bhadr) Bava Balava Kaulava Taitula Garaj Vanij (Bhadr) Shakuni**

Krsna Krsna -

Dasami Krsna Dvadasi Krsna Krsna Krsna Dvadasi Trayodasi Trayodasi Chaturdasi

Krsna

Chaturdasi Krsna Amavasya Amavasya

Chatushpd** Ngava**

Details of years between 1947 and 2066 (120 years): 1947: 1949: 1950: 1951: 1952: 1953: 1954: 1955: 1956: 1957: 1958: 1959: 1960: 1961: 1962: 1963: 1964: 1965: 1966: 1967: 1968: (22 (29 (18 (06 (26 (15 (03 (24 (11 (31 (20 (08 (27 (17 (05 (25 (14 (02 (22 (10 (29 Mar Mar Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar 1947 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 22:04:45 20:41:24 20:50:46 16:22:21 01:43:13 16:35:34 17:55:33 09:13:05 08:09:28 14:49:41 15:20:32 08:59:46 13:08:00 00:21:13 01:15:20 17:40:14 07:44:25 05:51:13 10:16:50 03:50:53 04:18:44 25 14 02 22 10 29 18 09 18 06 26 15 03 24 11 31 20 08 27 17 05 Apr Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Mar Mar 1948 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1962 18:47:15) 20:50:46) 16:22:21) 01:43:13) 16:35:34) 17:55:33) 09:13:05) 39 40 41 42 36 37 38 08:09:28) 14:49:41) 15:20:32) 08:59:46) 13:08:00) 00:21:13) 17:40:14) 07:44:25) 05:51:13) 03:50:53) 04:18:44) 10:22:01) 10:16:50) 01:15:20) 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 Sarvajit Virodhin Vikrita Khara Nandana Vijaya Jaya 1948: (09 Apr 1948 18:47:15 - 29 Mar 1949 20:41:24) - 22 - Sarvadhrin

Manmatha Durmukha Vilambin Vikrin Shrvari Plava

Hemalambin

Shubhakrit Shobhana Krodhin

Vishvvasu Parbhava Plavanga Klaka

1969: 1970: 1972: 1973: 1974: 1975: 1976: 1977: 1978: 1980: 1981: 1982: 1984: 1985: 1986: 1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2009:

(18 (06 (15 (03 (24 (11 (30 (20 (07 (17 (05 (25 (01 (21 (09 (29 (18 (06 (27 (16 (03 (23 (11 (31 (19 (07 (28 (18 (04 (25 (02 (21 (09 (29 (19 (26

Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Mar Mar

1969 1970 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1980 1981 1982 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009

10:22:01 09:39:59 17:05:17 17:15:41 02:54:40 22:09:44 22:38:42 00:03:22 20:45:50 00:26:28 01:50:02 15:48:08 17:40:19 17:29:28 11:38:53 18:16:13 07:32:56 09:03:17 01:18:56 13:41:10 10:32:10 12:45:12 05:47:52 07:39:21 16:15:22 16:32:30 08:44:13 00:18:34 23:42:40 06:51:44 00:49:28 04:12:01 02:02:39 15:45:49 08:13:07 21:36:33 -

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Saumya

00:54:04) 17:15:41) 02:54:40)

Sdhrana Paritpin Pramdin nanda Anala Pingala Rkshasa

1971: (27 Mar 1971 00:54:04 - 15 Mar 1972 17:05:17) - 45 - Virodhikrit 47 52 05 06 07 12 13 21 23 14 15 17 18 19 20 -

22:09:44) 22:38:42) 20:45:50) 00:03:22)

08:30:06)

54

Klayukti Raudra Durmati Dundubhi Raktksha Krodhana Akshaya Prabhava Vibhava Shukla Pramoda ngirasa Shrmukha Bhva Yuvan Dhtri shvara -

1979: (28 Mar 1979 08:30:06 - 17 Mar 1980 00:26:28) - 53 - Siddhrthin 05 25 13 21 09 29 18 06 27 16 03 23 11 31 19 07 28 18 04 25 13 21 09 29 19 06 16 1981 1982 1983 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 01:50:02) 15:48:08) 13:29:00) 17:29:28) 11:38:53) 18:16:13) 07:32:56) 09:03:17) 01:18:56) 13:41:10) 10:32:10) 12:45:12) 05:47:52) 55 56 58 59 60 01 02 03 04 08 09 10 11 -

1983: (13 Apr 1983 13:29:00 - 01 Apr 1984 17:40:19) - 57 - Rudhirodgrin

Prajpati

1995 1996 1997 1998

07:39:21) 16:15:22) 16:32:30) 08:44:13) -

Mar Apr Mar

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00:18:34) 23:42:40)

Bahudhnya Pramthin Vikrama Vrisha

2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2008 2010 2007

06:51:44) 00:51:54) 04:12:01) 02:02:39) 15:45:49) 09:25:51) 02:31:47) 08:13:07)

Apr Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar

2002: (13 Apr 2002 00:51:54 - 02 Apr 2003 00:49:28) - 16 - Chitrabhnu Svabhnu Trana Vyaya Prthiva Sarvajit Virodhin

2008: (06 Apr 2008 09:25:51 - 26 Mar 2009 21:36:33) - 22 - Sarvadhrin

2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: 2014: 2015: 2016: 2017: 2018: 2019: 2020: 2021: 2022: 2023: 2024: 2025: 2026: 2027: 2028: 2029: 2030: 2032: 2033: 2034: 2035: 2036: 2037: 2038: 2040: 2041: 2042: 2044: 2045: 2046: 2047: 2048: 2049: 2050:

(16 (03 (22 (10 (31 (20 (07 (28 (17 (05 (24 (12 (01 (21 (08 (29 (19 (07 (26 (15 (03 (10 (30 (20 (08 (28 (17 (04 (11 (01 (21 (29 (18 (06 (26 (14 (02 (23

Mar Apr Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Apr Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Apr Apr Mar Mar Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2040 2041 2042 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050

02:31:47 20:03:02 20:07:47 15:05:56 00:15:13 15:06:40 16:54:08 08:27:43 18:42:08 14:21:03 14:58:49 08:01:25 11:54:54 22:53:32 23:51:12 16:28:09 06:53:50 05:21:32 10:01:45 09:49:40 03:32:55 08:09:44 23:21:49 15:44:45 16:27:59 02:26:59 05:06:31 22:13:16 19:30:21 06:59:30 22:53:02 14:56:03 22:44:59 17:21:48 17:14:18 19:57:41 17:09:10 06:10:47 -

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2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2033 2034 2035 2036 2038 2039 2037 2022

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Vikrita Khara Nandana Vijaya Jaya

15:06:40) -

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Manmatha Durmukha Vilambin Vikrin Shrvari Plava

31 32

33

Hemalambin -

34 36 37 38 40 41 42 43 39 -

11:54:54)

35 -

Shubhakrit Shobhana Krodhin

Vishvvasu Parbhava Plavanga Klaka Saumya

09:19:23) 23:21:49) 15:44:45)

44 46 47 -

50 48

Sdhrana Paritpin Pramdin nanda Anala Pingala Rkshasa

2031: (23 Mar 2031 09:19:23 - 10 Apr 2032 08:09:44) - 45 - Virodhikrit

16:27:59) 02:26:59) 22:13:16) 05:06:31)

49 51 52 -

23:29:43)

54

Klayukti Raudra Durmati Dundubhi Raktksha Krodhana Akshaya Prabhava Vibhava Shukla Pramoda -

2039: (24 Mar 2039 23:29:43 - 11 Apr 2040 19:30:21) - 53 - Siddhrthin 01 21 10 18 06 26 14 02 23 11 2041 2042 2043 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 06:59:30) 22:53:02) 00:36:38) 22:44:59) 17:21:48) 17:14:18) 19:57:41) 17:09:10) 06:10:47) 07:29:06) 55 56 58 59 60 01 02 03 04

2043: (10 Apr 2043 00:36:38 - 29 Mar 2044 14:56:03) - 57 - Rudhirodgrin

2051: 2052: 2053: 2054: 2055: 2056: 2057: 2058: 2059: 2060: 2061: 2063: 2064: 2065:

(11 (30 (20 (08 (28 (16 (04 (24 (12 (01 (21 (30 (18 (06

Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Mar Apr Mar Apr Apr Mar Mar Mar Apr

2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059 2060 2061 2063 2064 2065

07:29:06 23:57:07 12:41:26 10:02:32 12:30:50 12:22:29 07:01:31 15:19:51 14:58:47 07:07:40 22:53:17 06:19:44 07:15:18 00:31:09

30 20 08

Mar Mar Apr

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Prajpati ngirasa Shrmukha Bhva Yuvan Dhtri shvara

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09 18 06 26

Apr Mar Apr Mar

2062: (09 Apr 2062 22:47:09 - 30 Mar 2063 06:19:44) - 16 - Chitrabhnu Svabhnu Trana Prthiva 18 19

2066: (26 Mar 2066 03:43:47 - 15 Mar 2067 13:59:03) - 20 - Vyaya Sunday, March 02, 2008

Mundane Astrology
The principle of astrology can not only be applied to horoscopes of living being such as humans and animals but also anything else in this world such as nations, institutions, organisations, associations etc. We should appreciate the fact that everything in this world is only temporary, it can be marked by a specific time when it came into existence and there would also be a time when it will cease to exist. In this world of maya numerous things are created and destroyed every momenet and all such things can be analysed using astrological principles. This can be done because essentially everything in this manifested universe can be mapped to 12 signs and 9 planets based on the underlying forces of 5 elements. One should note however that the signs represent the immobile aspect whereas the planets represents the mobile (living) aspects of the things under consideration. The mentioned things can be analysed by creating a horoscope at the moment of commencement of the thing. For instance, the nation's events can be prognosicated using horoscope casted at the moment of independence, while the election of leaders etc. can be seen from the horoscope casted at the moment of commencement of the constitution which gives the authority to elect rulers. Thus one must understand the chart needs to be seen based on the nature of events to be studied from it. Although the astroligical classics gives the framework for analysing mundane horoscopes, one must have considerable experience in natal horoscopy before venturing into mundane charts. Like all events in the natal horoscopy be associated with the 12 houses of the zodiac, similarly in the mundane horoscopy there are associations of various things with vaarious houses. If one studies them carefully they can see the strong parallel between the associations in natal and mundane horoscopy. For instance, in the natal horoscope 2nd house is the house of wealth; similarly, in the mundance horoscopey

2nd house governs over the revenue of the state/ organisation, finance and commerce. The things represented by various houses in the mundane astrology is given below: 1st house: 1st house is the house of self and governs over the personality of the native as well as overall strength and weaknesses. Thus in the mundane horoscopy it govens general affairs of the state, the constitution, public health and well being, state policies as well as the condition of the cabinet. 2nd house: 2nd house is the house of family and wealth. In mundane astrology it governs over revenue and wealth of the state and people, imports, taxation and other means earning revenue. It also rules over allies being the house ruling family. 3rd house: 3rd house is the house of siblings, communications and courage. Thus in mundane horoscopy, it rules over various modes of communications such as internet, telephone, postal, newspapers and all ways of transportation such as land, sea and air transport. Since it rules over siblings, it also governs over relations with the neighbouring nations. 4th house: 4th house is the house of happiness, education, landed property and vehicles. In mundane astrology, it governs over all educational institutions such as schools, colleges, universities, general conditions of education, the conditions of teaching and students. It also governs over general happiness and peace and also land assets and properties. It also rules over agriculture and agro based industries. 5th house: 5th house is the house of love, subconcious mind (mental harmony), creation, progeny and power. In mundane astrology, it governs over the mentality of the rulers, birth rate and population, crime and punishment, entertainment and amusement. 6th house: 6th house is the house of loans, diseases and enemies. Thus in mundane astrology, it governs over state loans and debts, diseases of the rulers and people, friendship and enmity with people within and other states, territorial attacks and battles, armed, air and naval forces and other means of war such as arms and ammunitions. 7th house: 7th house is the house of relationship and marriage. In mundane astrology, this house governs health of women (creative force), morality or immorality in terms of sexual relationships and foreign relations. Being the house opposite to the lagna, it also governs over war. 8th house: 8th house is the house of defects and death. In mundane astrology, it govenrs over the death rate, guarantees and insurances. 9th house: 9th house is the house of righteous deeds, religiousity and guidance from the elders. In mundane astrology, it governs over all religious shrines such as temples, churches, mosques etc. as well as general religiousness or irreligiousness. It also governs over all such people who guide general public such as priests, astrologers and preachers and also the whole judicial system such as court, judges,

lawers and the law of the land. 10th house: 10th house is the house of activities and authority. In the mundane astrology, this house governs over the rulers or head of the state, the parliament or the constitutional body governing the state's public policy, the kind of authority of the ruler such as autocracy, democracy etc. This also rules over the activities of the state such as machinary to collect taxes and revenues, the machinary to implement and monitor public policy such as bereucracy, police etc. This also governs over other activities such as trade and commerce, exports etc. Change of ruler through elections, coup or revolutions can also be seen from this house. 11th house: 11th house is the house of gain and friends. Thus in mundane astrology, this include various forms of gains and income from world trade and also friendly ties with other nations. 12th house: 12th house is the house of losses, secret enemies and hospitals. Thus in mundane astrology it governs over all forms of secret things such as espionage, secret service, conspiracies and secret plots, secret crimes. This also governs hospitals, clinics and any other forms of medical institutions (such as healing, yoga etc), public health administration such as vaccination, various forms of medical approaches such as homeopathy, allopathy, ayurveda, yoga and alternate medicines (naturopathy, accupuncture, accupressure etc). Being the house of loss it governs over various forms of losses (such as war and other forms of natural and man-made disasters), expenditure and donations (such as charitable donations to needy nations). Saturday, September 20, 2008

Nakshatra Devatas II
6. rdra Mythologically rdra is ruled by Rudra. There is abundance of references of Rudra in the vedas and puranas and it would not be possible to bring forward all the aspects of rudra in article such as this, however, I shall try to provide pointers which shall help the reader to understand the hidden meaning behind this nakshatra. In Rigveda, Rudra is often portrayed as the deity of storm, wind and the hunt. The name rudra has many meaning of which the most commonly used is to cry out loud. The root of the word rud means to cry. In earlier scripture Rudra was identified as an independent deity which got merged with one of the aspect of Shiva, an aspect which represents the form of Shiva which is responsible to cause destruction in the scheme of creation, sustenance and destruction. Although the most common belief is that the rudra are the cause of destruction, many others believe that Rudra are the protector of the created world and only when they are decline to support, destruction happens. Either way this can mean that if Rudras are unfavorable to someone or something, destruction is inevitable. Sages of yores identified the destructive potencies of Rudra and revealed hymns which are

used to pacify the rudras and stop them from bringing havoc. The most commonly used among the hymns are the rudra namakam and chamakam and they are also known as rudra prasna. It is said that this is the most effective remedy to the havoc caused by Saturn during its transit or unfavorable dasas. In Jyotish shastras there are 11 rudras identified commonly known as ekadas rudra. The ekadasa rudras are (1) Kapali (2) Pingala (3) Bhima (4) Virupaksha (5) Vilohita (6) Shasta (7) Ajapada (8) Ahirbudhanya (9) Sambhu (10) Chanda (11) Bhava and rule the 11th divisional chart called Rudramsa, which is judged for strife and struggles. Pt. Rath in his book Vedic Remedies in Astrology gives the mantra for the 11 rudras and can be recited by anyone based on the moons placement in a specific Rudramsa to save them from various strife and struggles. Like the Rudras, the natives of this nakshatra are sharp, strong, immovable, obstinate and short tempered. They can be angered even with smallest provocation and it takes a great deal to cool them down. Their great energy and power is complemented by their hunger, which makes them intolerant to hunger and a voracious eater. They are sincere and straightforward and expect the same from others too and thus their face and eyes reflect their mind. They are quite intolerant to diplomacy and thus could be quite blunt in their speech. It is easy to compare the traits of these natives to that of mythological figures such as Hanuman from Ramayana and Bhima from Mahabharata. Their persistence and energy to move any hurdles are their unmatched traits. They do not stop keep trying until they get what they look for and hence they ooze energy, persistence and drive in all their activities. If not tamed well their energy can be very destructive such as that of a hurricane or tsunami, however a controlled ardra person can be great leader and motivator. They can withstand many hardship without losing their composure which is another trait which points toward their patience and persistence. From mythology we can understand the both rudras Bhima and Hanuman are the son of the god of wind Vayu. Thus they inherit the traits of Vayu and thus love to wander and travel. Their airy trait makes them flexible and open to change. Although it is a positive trait in the world of constant change, however at times shows that they lack strong individuality and are swayed by the opinions of others. The only negative trait is that they do not save for tomorrow and due to their tremendous urge to consume things they spend their resources lavishly and live a lavish lifestyle; due to which occasionally they have to face financial hardship. However, they are not much moved due to such hardships and due to their persistence they regain their lost position. They are good planner which helps them float through the periods of hardship. Another positive side of their trait is that they love humor and they do not hesitate to make themselves part of the humor. However, at times they can be sarcastic with others and also make fun of others. Being predominant in airy element, they are seeker of all form of knowledge and also attain expertise in multiple fields. However, although they are knowledgeable, they have lesser staying power and substance to make others understand and value their depth of knowledge. They are also dexterous in

working on multiple fields and professions at the same time and keep changing their line of profession throughout their life. They abhor monotony and like professions which encourage imagination and creativity such as artistic, media and product development. Due to their lack of commitment to a static life, they do not get drawn towards relationship such as marriage which requires long lasting commitment to home and family. Due to this they usually get married quite late, when they realize that they need support of a soul mate to travel the long journey of life. Many even chose to remain bachelor or having short relationship with many life partners. The ideal person to marry these natives should also have inclination towards traveling and promote creativity at home. The day it becomes monotonous at home, it would be difficult to bind these natives to home and they will travel away from home either with the pretext of profession or something else. To have a enriched marital life such native and the family should devote time in having pastimes such as trekking, adventure sports or just going out regularly during the weekends. Their belligerent attitude makes them prone to litigations however they are fearless and fight till the end to present their points and convince others. At times their energy and drive reflect in their passion to overpower the members of opposite sex, however given their self restraints many times they like to take up a life of celibacy and chose to overpower their sexual instinct with sheer determination and power. They do not tolerate rules and traditions which hinders positive growth and flow of energy to development of mankind. Since they are known to protect the creation and also cause destruction to old and worn out things, they often have revolutionary ideals and take actively participate in bringing down anything which does not serve the existential purpose. They help in destroying worn out things to pave the way to newer things and rejuvenation. Due to their sheer physical power, natives of this nakshatras gravitate towards profession which requires physical prowess such as athletics, boxing, wrestling and activities which require raw physical labor. They are not very keen in taking up professions which require mental activities. They are however sincere and responsible and stick to their commitments. In terms of their friendship and enmity, they can go to extremes, thus while they can be extremely generous and forgiving to their friends, their enmity has not boundary. ursday, April 19, 2012

Planets and reasoning (Mars & Ketu)


There are two kinds of reasoning deductive and inductive. The inductive reasoning is the method of finding out patterns by from a population of events, things or observations. This is the method of generalising the observations and formulation of theories. For example when we observe that leaves of almost all plants are green, we conclude that the "leaves are green" - which is a generic statement cutting across different species of plants.

On the other hand deductive reasoning is the method of applying a theory (generalised hypothesis) on a specific event or thing and predict the outcome of the observation. In the given example above, if there is a discussion about leaves, one would assume that the leaves under discussion will be green because that's the general idea that is arrived through inductive reasoning. The ability to reason rests with the fiery planets Mars and Ketu. We are aware of the famous dictum of Jyotish- Kujavat Ketu- which means Ketu is like Mars in many respects. Among them Mars rules the ability to analyse and solve a problem by breaking down into smaller chunks and solving them individually to reach the final solution. This is the ability to apply a generic theory on problem and find the solution (predict the outcome). On the other hand, Ketu gives ability of higher abstract mathematics, which needs one to see pattern in things and coming out of a generic idea on why things are the way they are. Thus the ability to reason deductively or inductively comes from Mars and Ketu and this can be studied in horoscope. Most in the world have strong deductive reasoning ability and not so strong inductive reasoning. That's why to be creative and find something new out of one's observation, one need to think out of the box, somewhat like headless Ketu. From this understanding, it is evident that scientist/ mathematics should have strong Ketu influencing their intelligence for them to observe patterns which was not known before- thus inventing something new. Ability to see patterns is also linked to the right lobe of the brain, while ability to apply theory to find solution is linked to left lobe of people. It is possible that native's under heavy Ketu's influence may do things in reverse manner, for instance using left hand more oftenthat's what Ketu does- reverse everything it influences

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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Underline Theme of Universe- The Pancha Tattvas


THE PANCHA TATTVA (THE FIVE ELEMENTS) agnibhminabhastoyavyava kramato dvija | bhaumdn grah ca tattvnti yathkramam || BPHS 20|| Maharishi Parasara declares the rulership of the tattvas by the 5 planets in mentioned sloka which means, Agni (Fire), Bhumi (Earth), Akasha (Ether), Jala (Water) and Vayu (Air) are the tattvas sequentially governed by the five planets starting from Mars, viz, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn.

In the process of human evolution, we reach nearer to the lumeneries who have the near perfect motion as they do not vary their speeds with time. The anti-thesis of the lumineries are the nodes who are always retrograde and govern the cycle of repeated births (Rahu) and final liberation (Ketu). Barring these four planets, the five planets namely Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn represent the theme of the universe, by governing the 5 tattvas, which influences each and every activity of both the manifested and unmenifested universe. Thus, the strength of the tattvas is only represented by the 5 planets and hence only these five planets are involved in the pancha-mahapurusha yoga.

I PANCHA TATTVA VS. THEME OF UNIVERSE For a rational mind, it is difficult to believe how can the five Tattvas (basic elements of nature), the fire, the earth, the air, the water and the Ether govern which cannot be witnessed, govern the material universe. However, when we try understanding what is that force which governs that everything flow they do, what the rg veda call the Rta or the ways of the creation, we tend to see that there is a common thread which connects between all apparently diverse creation of the universe. We see that all the creation process in the universe follows a common them from the creation to dissolution. To appreciate this I shall put forward the creation and dissolution cycle of three divergent things, where we shall see that the theme is the same in all of them.

I (a) CREATION OF EARTH Most of us know that billions of years back, when Sun was formed, a few specks of fire balls got separated from the main body of Sun and started orbiting it. Our own earth was one of them, which was not anything more than a ball of molten elements representing the fiery element at work at the creation stage. Millions of years later, it started cooling down and then the crust of the earth started forming, representing the predominance of earthy element, whereby the planet started gaining shape and solidity. Thereafter came the state of formation of the atmosphere whereby the gases of the planets started cooling down and forming the atmosphere, which is aided by big bursts of gases from the core of the earth in the form of volcanic eruptions. This stage is represented by the Airy element. The fourth and the final stage was the formation of the oceans and rivers, whereby the condensed clouds of the gases started pouring the surface of earth, further cooling the surface for existence and forming one of the basic necessities for further creation of life on the planet. This state is heralded by the predominance of Watery element. At all those stages, we must understand that the basic theme is predominance of the elements in t he creation process is never violated, as this happens in the guidance of the Akasha Tattvas which is always predominant at all stages and forms the stratum or the foundation, where the creation

takes place. I (B) OUR CREATION Our own creation starts with the incoming of the energy in the form of soul from the father which marks the predominance of the fiery element. We can take the birth process itself marked by the fiery element. Once the infant is born, he starts learning the basics of everything; he grows up and starts earning, and all these processes of sustenance is signified by the earthy element, which stands for consolidation and sustenance of the creation. Now once the basic necessities of us are fulfilled, we transcend to the next state, the state of the intellectuals, whereby we start speculating and use our intellect to go beyond the boundaries of human limitations. This state is marked by the predominance of Airy element. And the final state is the state of liberation or dissolution of the self, which is marked by the watery element.

I (C) CREATION OF A NATION Any creation of new state is marked by some kind of anarchy, revolution which requires huge amount of energy, marked by the predominance of the fiery element. This ends with overthrowing the old king and installation of new king. The formation of a new state start with formation of new policies of laws and orders and their implementation to end the state of anarchy and dynamism and this is marked by the predominance of the Earthy element. There after the trade and commerce takes it roots in the newly formed state and the state stabilizes financially. Once the state is financially stable, it begins the state of intellectual and cultural development marked by the airy element and all these ends with ultimate disintegration signified by the watery element, which again marks a new beginning of the state.

II THE COMMON THREAD We note here in all the cases that, the creation process start with a lot of dynamism, which requires a lot of energy and marked by a state of high degree of dynamism and fluidity. This state of creation is represented by the fiery element, which means action. Thus this is associated with the Dharma principle of human evolution, which means protection by righteous means.

The state which follows next is the state of cooling off or consolidation. Here the basic necessities are fulfilled and new order materializes. Thus this state is associated with the Artha principle, which means to sustain. The next state is the state of going beyond the limitations of the material existence, intellectual development and development of art and culture. This state is associated with the Airy element and the Kama Principle. We note here that the airy signs of the zodiac, Aquarius, Libra and Gemini represent the intellectuals. The next state is the state of dissolution of the liberation from the material boundaries. This process is represented by the watery element and is associated with the Moksha principle Thursday, June 24, 2004

The Singnificance of Male and Female signs in Zodiac (Ajit Krishnan)


The twelve signs of the zodiac have been characterized as male and female signs commencing from Aries. Due to the vasanas which are attached to our mind, and due to the attachment that our mind has formed with our current body, we are born in this world. The soul cannot be characterized as either male or female, since it is beyond such distinctions. The fleeting mind continuously runs between male and female emotions from minute to minute. It is only the physical body which can be characterized as either male or female. Hence, the sex of signs should be used with matters dealing with the physical body. It is due to the union of purusha and prakriti (or Shiva and Shakti) that creation takes place. Both of these are aspects of the same Brahman. Just as we cannot define light without darkness, or the future without the past, we cannot define one without the other. They are mirror images of one another. In a regular wall clock, the numbers 1 to 12 increase in the clockwise direction, and the clock hands move in that direction. In a mirror image of this clock, the numbers 1 to 12 would increase in the anti-clockwise direction, and the hands would move in this reverse direction. The past and future are images of each other (our current karma is a reflection of our past actions). The younger brother (future) is the 3rd house from lagna counting in the zodiacal direction. The older brother (past) is the 3rd house from lagna counting in the anti-zodiacal direction. Let us replace the numbers 1 to 12 in the clock described above with the zodiacal signs from Aries to Pisces. Matters dealing with male signs would be reckoned in the zodiacal direction, while matters dealing with female signs would be reckoned in the anti-zodiacal direction. Please note that male and female signs are also known as odd and even signs respectively.

We see co-borns and children from the Drekkana and Saptamsa divisional charts. In both cases, we are dealing with physical bodies, and the principle described above applies. Younger co-borns are seen from the 3rd house in D-3. When lagna falls in a male sign, this is reckoned in the zodiacal direction. When it falls in a female sign, it is reckoned in the antizodiacal direction. Similarly, the first child is seen from the 5th house in D-7. Once again, the direction depends on the sex of the sign in which lagna falls Thursday, June 24, 2004

ODD and EVEN Footed Signs (Ajit Krishnan)


The Vamana Gayatri starts with trinipada vichakrame and shows the importance of the 3fold divisions in Hinduism. The vamana avatar scaled all of existence with 3 steps. The fundamental trinity is represented by Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The world consists of the bhu, buvah and svarga lokas. It is the goal of every Jyotisha to be able to see the past, present and future. This three-fold division is the very essence of Hindu Dharma. Hence, from the starting sign (Aries) and the starting nakshatra (Krittika), every set of 3 signs/nakshatras are labeled odd-footed and even-footed respectively. Just as the sex of signs was used in matters relating to the human body, the footedness of signs applies in manners which deal with dharma. For example, Narayana dasa deals with the environment in which we find ourselves, and this is a reflection of our previous karma. This falls under the purview of dharma. When determining dasa lengths, the footedness of signs plays a critical role. Thursday, June 24, 2004

Planetary Avasthas (Ajit Krishnan)


There are three fundamental types of avasthas: baladi, sayanadi and deeptadi. These deal with the states of the body, mind and soul respectively. Baladi avasthaas deal with the physical state of body systems. Sayanadi avasthas deal with the states (awareness) of the mind. Deeptadi avasthas deal with the light of the soul.

BALADI AVASTHAS The baladi avasthas are determined from the drekkana division of a sign. The three drekannas of a rasi are divided into child, middle age, and old age respectively. Since baladi avasthas deal with the physical body (or bodily systems), they are reckoned in the opposite order for even signswith the first drekkana showing old age. The Sun and Mars give best results as children, Venus and Jupiter in middle age, and Moon and Saturn in old age. Mercury, the eternal adolescent represents the spirit of man. He rules the natural upachayas

of nature (3rd and 6th houses). He is always enthusiastic, full of hope and high spirited. As a result is strong in all three ages. A strong lagnesh shows someone full of energy, while a strong Saturn would show a strong excretory system. The baladi avasthas above depend on the drekkana division. The shastamsa division (half of drekanna) can also be used. Here, there are 6 states from childhood to death. In order, Sun, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Moon and Saturn are strong in each of the 6 shastamsas. Once again, Mercury is strong everywhere.

SAYANADI AVASTHAS The Sayanadi avasthas deal with the state of the mind, which constantly moves between rest and activity. An analogy here will help matters. A car can be driven as long as there is gas. When it is stopped, it is either to fill it up, or to take rest. In this manner, we can examine the state of the mind. The energy of the body comes from the food one eats. We can only eat when we are comfortable, and this happens in one of three places: swakshetra (home), moola Trikona (work) or in exaltation (picnic/party). We only eat when we are both at rest and comfortable. The intrinsic nature/energies of a planet come from swakshetra sign. The energy from which he executes his work comes from his Moola Trikona sign. The energy from which he succeeds in all activities comes from his exaltation. We eat only when we are both comfortable and stationary. Similarly, the planets recharge only when they are stationary, and comfortable (own sign, MT, exaltation). Jupiter remains in a sign for about a year, and transits Sagittarius once in 12 years. It is stationary in Sagittarius with Sagittarius lagna rising once in 144 years. As a result, it is very rare for a soul to be born with this particular combination. When this occurs in Pisces, spiritual charging takes place. In Sagittarius, recharging of dharma takes place. When it occurs in Cancer, recharging of Sukha takes place. Once every 12 years, when Jupiter transits Sagittarius, and the recharging of dharma takes place, the idol of Jagannath Prabhu at Puri is moved to a new sharira/idol. Whenever the charging of Saturn, Jupiter, or Mars takes place, the Sun (source of knowledge) is always in trines to it. Only when the planets are in perfect harmony with the world around them can they recharge, and this combination only takes place with the Sun in trines. This is the reason that trines are the definition of perfect harmony. By chanting the Gayatri mantra, all planets in trines to Sun are automatically energized. The sayanadi avasthas of the planet should be examined in relation to the natural lordships of caste. The behaviour of the sattvic brahmana Jupiter who is perfectly still, and whose

very nature is contemplative will be very different from the behaviour of the fiery kshatriya Mars who is forced to remain still. The mind of the first will be calm and at peace, while the mind of the latter will be highly agitated. Friday, June 25, 2004

Use of Nimitta in Jyotisha


The six angas (organs) of Jyotisa are: 1. Jataka : Natal horoscopy 2. Gola : Astronomy 3. Nimitta : Omens 4. Prasna : Horary 5. Muhurtha: Electional astrology 6. Ganita : Mathematics These 6 angas are grouped into three skandas. They are: 1. Ganita: Comprises of Ganita and part of Gola angas (Mathematics such as trigonometry and sperical geometry) 2. Hora: Comprises of Jataka, Prasna, Muhurtha and part of Nimitta (Natal Horoscopy) 3. Samhita: Comprises of Gola shastra and aspects of Hora related to Mundane astrology Prasna Marga says that at the time of the prasna the following things must be noticed: 1. Exact time 2. The nature of the spot occupied by the questioner 3. The nature of astrologer's own breath 4. The astrologer's own condition or state 5. What the questioner touches 6. The Arudha Rasi 7. The direction in which the querist is standing or placed 8. The Letters of the words uttered by the querist 9. Movement of the querist 10. Mental disposition of the querist 11. Querist attention to any things or substance nearby, i.e., where he is looking? 12. Dress of the querist 13. Other omens at that time such as sound or such things

We shall be seeing the use of Nimittas in Jyotisha: Following things to be carefully considered at the time of the query: 1. The mental disposition of the astrologer has a very important part to play in prasna. If the mind is calm and composed, then it forbodes desired result for the query. If the querist puts the question in a proper form in an humble attitude and at the time of putting the

query there is any sign related to the query in the nearby surrounding, the object of the query is most likely be fulfilled. 2. Following indications are favourable for the objective of the query: a. Sites filled with trees or plants blooming with fruits and flowers (Jupiterian influence) b. Free from dirt and dust ( free from Saturn's influence) c. Abounding in gold, gems and such things (Jupiter and Sun) e. A pleasant atmosphere (Jupiter) f. Where beautiful women are present (Venus) g. Auspicious ceremonies such as marriage etc. (Jupiter) h. Healthy atmosphere free from quarrels, litigations (free from Martian influence) 3. Following indications are unfavourable for the objective of the query. a. A burning ghat (Saturn) b. A bleak and rugged place (Mars) c. A home affected by Poverty (Saturn) d. Any such unpleasant atmosphere. 4. Touch Touching following body parts at the time of query is not auspicious for the objective of the query: Navel, Nose, Mouth, Hair on the head or any parts of the body, nails, teeth (hair, nails and teeth are ruled by Saturn), private parts, anus, neck, stomach, ring finger, the nine opening of the body, the palm of his hand, sole of the feet, joints in the body (gandanta or junction points) or any depression (debilitation). 5. Experiences of the querrent: The placement of different planets on the Arudha or influences otherwise shall show the experiences the native has immediately before he asked his query. For example if Rahu and Saturn are placed in the Arudha Lagna, the native has seen very low people on the way; if Mercury or Mars are similarly placed the native could have met sudra people (people performing menial jobs); if Jupiter or Venus is similarly placed, the querist would have met some brahmins or learned persons on his way; if Sun is such placed, then influential persons, leaders (political or spiritual) etc.; if Moon or Venus is such placed, then the person would have met some ladies etc.- the influence of other planets on the Moon or Venus shall show, whether those ladies are of good or bad nature. 6. Check the 8th from Arudha lagna: The influence of following planets shall say a lot on the trouble the native might be having: a. Sun - Troubles from royal personages, ministers, influential persons b. Moon- Starving c. Mars- Fall

d. Mercury - Obstruction in his work e. Jupiter- Performance of religious duties are delayed; loss of some articles f. Venus - loss of clothes or garments or some troubles related to that g. Saturn- Delay in taking food and troubled related to that h. Rahu- Legs are affected by some kind of pain i. Ketu- Legs got injured by something j. Gulika- Legs got wounded severely, poisoning The abovementioned things are more likely to happen on the days ruled by the planets, prior the day of query. These results are applicable to 3rd/ 6th and 12th from the AL too. Check whether the navamsa occupied by those planets are in Dhatu (metals and minerals) or Jeeva (living beings) or Mula (plants and vegetations). This shall indicate the exact nature of the problem arising out of minerals or some living beings (persons) or any plants / vegetations. For illustrations if Venus is so placed in the Jeeva Navamsa, then the clothes are taken by some thief, spoilt by some person, torn by nails or teeth or such things. If it is placed in Dhatu navamsa, then it is placed in dhatu navamsa, the clothes would have been soiled with dirt or such things or spoilt by acid etc; and if Venus is placed in Mula Navamsa, then the clothes could be torn by thorns etc. Apply imagination and creativity to think of dhatu, jeeva and mula nature of all the planets. This shall make the predictions more accurate. NOTES ON THE DHATU, JEEVA, MULA NAVAMSA: 1. ODD Signs: Dhatu: 1/4/7 navamsas Mula: 2/5/8 navamsas Jeeva: 3/6/9 navamsas 2. EVEN Signs: Jeeva: 1/4/7 navamsas Mula: 2/5/8 navamsas Dhatu: 3/6/9 navamsas

Monday, June 28, 2004

Snapshot Method of Interpreting a Horoscope I

INTRODUCTION One of the biggest hurdle to any beginner in Jyotish that when a horosope is present infront, one tend to get lost in the multitude of factors involved in analysing a horosope. This cause frustration and devomotive one to study more and go deeper into the discipline. This article tries to address the issue and provides a guideline on how to go about analysing a horosope. This article is by no means comprehensive as there is no substitute to hardwork and studying the Jyotisha-shastras in original. However, I believe that this can give a good kick-start to any beginner in Jyotish. 1. The Nature of the person can be known by the planets placed in the Lagna and its Trine and those who are aspecting it. These planets shall confer their naisargika (natural)nature to the native. Purest quality of planets are exhibited when they are exalted and when placed alone/ isolated, whenever they are conjoined with other planets they undergo modification. Different planets signify different aspects of personality. 2. The placements and conjunctions of planets show their impact on the nature of the person. However functional nature of planets based on lordships can indicate the situations and events that the native will be placed with. 3. Kendras are houses of Happiness. Natural malefics in these house shows that the native's life shall be full of struggles and it consitute something known as Sarpa yoga, when all the kendras are occupied by Malefics. If not all the kendras are occupied, then also the yoga shall manifest partially. However under such circumstances, if benefics placed in the lagna or the 7th or aspect the lagna, then the yoga is brocken and such significations shown by the benefic shall bring bredth of fresh air in the life of the native. 4. If the malefic planets placed in the Kendras are placed in the Own house or exalation, this constitute the Mahapurusha yogas and the person shall have saintly nature based on the tattva of the planet consituting the mahapurusha yogas. 5. If the malefic planets in the Kendras are placed in debilitation, the person enjoys prosperity after periods of struggle. 6. Best place for malefics to be placed are the upachayas [3,6,10,11] among them 3,6,11 are the best positions. But if malefics are placed in 6th house 4,8 and 12 (Sukha/happiness trikona)unhappiness and misery. Specifically malefics placed in 4th gives unhappiness at home or home country, in the 8th it will curtail longevity and in the 12th house it will have asubha yoga (inauspicious combination) wrt lagna and give unwanted expenses in concurrence with the nature of the malefic.

7. Best place for benefics are kendras and trines. Benefics placed in the 6th, 8th and 12th house, do good to the significations of those houses but with the cost of destroying their natural and functional significations.

STRENGTHS 1. Any house which is placed with benefics in kendra and trikona will prosper. The house suffers if it is placed with malefics in kendra or trikona, provided they are not the lord or karaka of the house concerned. 2. If lord of a house or karaka aspects (graha drishti or rashi drishti) the significations of the house will prosper. 3. If natural benefic aspect a house, it then protects the house. 4. Protectors of a house are the Karaka and the lord. They shall always try to protect the house and its significations. If they are strong, the protection is strong, however, it they are afflicted (placed with enemies/ malefics) or weak (placed in debilitation/ marana sthana), they might fail to protect the house/ natural significations. 5. A house suffers if they are afflicted (placed with enemies/ malefics). If the lord is afflicted, the karaka comes to the rescue and if the karaka is afflicted the lord comes to rescue. If both are afflicted, none can rescue the sigifications. If the lord of any house is placed witht he karaka for the house, the house prospers.

WEAKNESS 1. Any planet aspected by a malefic, who is not a friend is said to be afflicted. [Sun and Mars do not afflict Jupiter]. Please note the natural friendship and enemity among the planets to understand this. 2. Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) afflict every other planet. Nodes cause corruption of natural significations, being a shadowy planet. Rahu-Jupiter: Guru Chandala Yoga- The native is skeptical to any form of knowledge and the guru. Also show manusya hatya (death/killing of human) Rahu-Mars: Vijaya Yoga- Win using any means available Rahu-Mercury: Causes perverted logic Rahu-Sun: Aditya Chandala yoga- Lack of conscience/ dharma Rahu-Moon: Shakthi yoga- Mentally unsettled

One must see where the yoga is happening and its association with the lagna/ atmakaraka for the native's involvement in the bad yogas. 3. Malefic Enemies in conjunction or 1/7th from each other cause trouble in the house whether they are placed. For example following yogas are dangerous and shall harm the house where they are placed. Sun-Saturn Mars-Saturn Rahu-Sun Rahu-Mars etc. 4. Planets defeated in planetary war (two planets placed very near are said to be in war, a planet that loses longitude has lost the war) fails to protect, its signification and also the significations of house owned by it suffers. 5. Planet in debiliation is weak to ptotect its house and significations. A planet in Maran Karak Sthana (MKS) is weak and it fails to protect its house (s). 6. A planet who is combust is also weak. However, it is seen that the natural significations of a combust planet is enhanced due to brilliance and energy of Sun, however, the house owned by the planet suffers. 7. Debiliated planets weaken the house they are placed in and also the planets they are placed with. This is because, debilitated planet is like a resourceless guy, trying to gain from its environment. 8. Benefics and karakas placed in 2 or 12 the promote the house. Benefics either in the 2nd or 12th cause Subha yoga, whereas in both the house cause subhakartari yoga. 9. Fifth house is house of inner harmony (inner peace) 'chitta' in sat-chit-ananda. If placed with saturn or rahu person becomes restless and cannot be at peace as they are quite opposed to the karaka Jupiter. Badhakesh placed in fifth with affliction, person becomes insane. 10. If there is conflict between planet placed in fifth and lagna the native suffers due to restlessness. 11. Functional nature of any lord placed in 6,8, or 12 from lagna suffers because enemies (6th) or weakness of past life (8th nija dosha) or past debts (12th) or if those dusthana lords are placed in those houses. Badhakesh placed in any house, that house may suffer due to black magic.

12. If a house lord is placed in a Dusthana from the house itself then the external significations of the house suffers, such as the relatives ruled by the house etc. However, if it placed in a dusthana from the lagna, then the native suffers wrt to the house under consideration and the internal significations, such as dhana (2nd), parakrama (3rd), happiness (4th), power/ authority (5th) etc., shall suffer. Thus for example, if the 4th lord is in eighth and the karaka Moon is weak, then the person would be concerned about something related to his mother, however the mother might not suffer as the lord is placed in the 5th from 8th. 13. A house suffers if its lord is in rasi sandhi or Gandanta. Whenever a planet is placed in the Rasi Sandhi, it becomes very weak to protect its houses. The duration of rasi sandhi would be 1 nakshatra pada (3d 20m) each side of rasi junction. Among the Sandhi, the three gandanthas (sandhi between Pisces-Aries; Cancer-Leo; Scorpio-Sagittarius) are the most harmful. 14. The controller of sukha trikona is the 4th house [kendra houses control the trikona]. If 4th house is afflicted the person faces misery. If 4th house is badly afflicted, person can have suicidal tendencies. This is aggravated if the 5th house from Moon is also afflicted (with malefics). CAREFULLY JUDGE THE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF EACH HOUSE AND THEIR KARAKA, THE AFFLICTIONS AND THE SALVAGING FACTORS & THEN PRONOUNCE THE RESULTS, WHICH WOULD NOT GO WRONG. ALONG WITH THIS GENERIC ANALYSIS, ONE NEED TO SEE THE NATURAL YOGAS (GURU-MANGALA, SASI-CHANDRA etc.) AND THE FUNCTIONAL YOGAS (DHARMA-KARMADHIPATI YOGA, DURYOGAS) ETC. TO DO A COMPLETE ANALYSIS OF THE CHART Friday, June 25, 2004

Judging placement of a Planet in a House


We could go by step by step methodology to understand this. The steps follow: Lets pick up Sun's placement in the Lagna. Step 1: Find the natural significations of the house Here the Lagna stands for Personality, attitudes etc. Now Sun shows independence, authority, status, power, generosity, a firm and stern attitude and so on. Thus when Sun is placed in the first house, it will give such an attitude to the person. However, we know that when sun is debilitated in Libra, the independence of the Sun is lost and for such people, the Sun in the Lagna shall make them look for some form of support for decision making. They shall also have a sense of deprivation because of the debilitation of the Sun. In the

sign Leo, Sun is the most generous and in Pisces, it is the most knowledgeable. In Sagittarius, it is the most righteous and protector of dharma etc. You can understand the nature of the signs and then try figure out how Sun shall behave in each of the signs. Step 2: Find the Karaka of the house under consideration: Karakas of the Lagna are: 1. Sun- for vitality and drive (which comes from the soul) and conscience 2. Moon- for body and health 3. Jupiter - Intelligence 4. Saturn - Hair Now the planet under consideration, i.e., Sun shall promote the significations of the Karakas with whom Sun is friendly and shall damage those with whom Sun has enmity. Now Sun the karaka for Lagna and hence it shall make the person conscientious and full of energy and drive. Its a friend of Jupiter and hence shall make the person intelligent and wise. It is a friend of Moon and hence shall make the body free of diseases. It is an enemy of Saturn and hence shall reduce the significations of Saturn making the person bald or lack hair. Now there can be variety of intensities of results such as. When such Sun is in cancer, Moon's karakatva is very strong there and thus the person shall enjoy good health more than Scorpio, where Moon becomes naturally weaker. Also Sun in Pisces, Sagittarius and Cancer shall be more intelligent than any other signs, as these are the places where the Jupiter is very strong. Just think of Vivekananda, having Sun in the Sagittarius Lagna. Similarly, Aries and Leo native shall have lesser hair on the head than Libra, Capricorn or Aquarius native, as in these houses the Karakatva of Saturn shall be stronger.

Step 3: Find the house of which the said planet is a karaka Sun is the karaka for the 2nd- for eye sight 5th- power and authority 9th- Dharma, Father 10th- Recognition in profession and enterprise From 2nd Sun is placed in the 12th house, which is a marana karaka sthana, this shows that the native shall have defective eye sight. However if Sun is exalted, then the weakness of Sun is cancelled to some extent, salvaging the eye sight. The cause of the weakness of

Sun is Saturn being the karaka for the 12th house. If Saturn aspects such Sun, then it becomes difficult to salvage the eye sight. From 5th, Sun is placed in the 9th house, a trine and shall promise good position, status and authority. The cause of strength of such Sun is Sun and Jupiter both being the karaka for the 9th house. The influence of Jupiter on such Sun shall be helpful in giving power and authority to the person. From 9th, Sun is placed in the 5th house, and hence shall protect the 9th house of Father and Dharma. Thus such persons shall be having a righteous life and happiness from father. From 10th, Sun is placed in a kendra, making the native enterprising and gain recognition for his work. However the karaka for fame is Jupiter, and if it influences such Sun, then the person gets his due recognition and also becomes famous.

Step 4: Find the aspect of the planets on different houses. The graha drsti of the planets shall show what the planet in the Lagna wants from the houses it is aspecting. One can work out the karaka of the house on which it is aspecting and find out the relationships of those planets. For example, Sun aspects the 7th house. The karaka for 7th is Venus, who debilitated Sun and snatches the independence from him but chaining him under relationships. But As Sun is strongly influencing the Lagna, Such persons will not fall into relationships easily and always try to have an independent life style. However this is not so strong, when Sun is in Libra as the influence of Venus is pretty strong on the Sun. This can be covered in further lessons on the influences of planets on the houses. Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Dasa Trend Analysis I


We know that various results which one expects in an Horoscope are felt only during specific period, when the influence of a sign (rasi dasa) or a graha (udu dasa) becomes predominant. However, before moving to the analysis of the antardasa, it is important to judge the overall trend of a dasa. This helps in pin pointing the exact dasa that would give a particular result. The steps given below shall aid in finding out the dasa trend. DASA TREND The trend of any dasa can be judged by dividing the dasa period into three parts. These parts would focus on the results indicated bya. The sign/ House

b. The lord c. Occupation and Aspect on that sign However the sequence in which the sign, lord or conjunction will give result is dependent on the Sign in the Rasi dasa and on the Planet in the Graha dasa. This is enumerated below: RASI DASA ------------------1. Rising of the Signs: There are three ways in which a sign can rise: a. Sirsodaya (Rising by head) : Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius. b. Pristodaya (Rising by Back) : Taurus, Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn. c. Ubhayodaya (Rising bothways): Pisces Sirsodaya signs give results in the early part of the dasa, Pristodaya signs give results during the last part of the dasa, whereas the Ubhayodaya signs give results during the middle part of the dasa. 2. Benefic/ Malefic Nature of the lord/ aspects/ conjunctions Jyotish shastras have said unanimously that the benefic results of the dasa shall be felt during the early part and the malefic results will be felt in the latter part. In the remaining two part of the dasa, benefic results will be given in the early part. Thus the results will be given by the lord/ aspect/ conjunction, depending on who is the most benefic among them.

THE ONLY EXPEPTION TO THIS IS; IF NODES ARE PLACED IN THE DASA RASI, THE DASA DURATION IS DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS. THE DASA FROM KETU TO RAHU IS CALLED BHOGA MARGA AND IS GOOD MATERIALLY, WHEREAS THAT FROM RAHU TO KETU IS KNOWN AS MOKSHA MARGA AND IS GOOD SPIRITUALLY.

GRAHA DASA ------------------RESULTS OF NATURAL SINGNIFICATION The Results of the natural karakatva (signification) of a planet is given based on the nature of rising of a sign, which as as follows: a. Planets in Sirsodaya signs give results in the first part of their dasa/ antar. b. Planets in Pristodaya signs give results in the last part of their period. c. Planets in Ubhayodaya sings give results in the middle part of their periods. Some astrologers opine that the planets in Ubhayodaya Rasi give results throughout their period (JP 18-26).

RESULT OF PLACEMENT, OWNERSHIP & STRENGTHS/ WEAKNESSES 1. For malefic planets a. The results of its exaltation or such strength in divisions are felt in the first three sub periods i.e. about 1/3rd the period of dasa/antardasa. b. The results of its house placement and ownership are felt in the next three sub periods i.e. the middle 1/3rd past of the dasa/antardasa. c. The results of its aspects as well as aspect on it will be felt in the concluding 1/3rd portion or last three sub-periods. 2. For Benefic planets a. the result of its ownership and house placement are felt in the first three sub-periods (i.e. first 1/3rd part of the period); b. The result of its exaltation and strength show their results in the middle part (i.e. next 1/3rd part) c. The results of the aspects on it as well as its aspects bear fruit in the last (i.e. concluding 1/3rd) part of the dasa. Thursday, June 24, 2004

The Marana Karaka Avastha of Planets


The specific most malefic positions of planets capable of causing death like suffering are as follows: the Sun in 12th, the Moon in 8th, Mars & Mercury in 7th, Jupiter in 3rd, Venus in 6th, Saturn in 1st, Rahu in 9th house from Lagna (or Dasa Rasi). Such positions of planets are called Marana Sthana and the planets become Marana Karaka (Death Inflictors). When such death inflictors is in conjunction with or aspected by Malefics or in inimical or depression signs, great grief is sure to come. -Pt. Sanjay Rath Marana means death, Karaka means significator or the doer and Avastha means the State. So the term Marana Karaka Avastha would mean death-inflicting state of a planet. By now it must be clear from the quote of Pt. Sanjay Rath that when planets are placed in some specific houses of the zodiac, it attains the status of death inflictor. However, the immediate question that follows is- why shall the planet attain the status when placed in some specific houses in a horoscope. To understand this we shall, take each planet one by one, understand their karakatva and find out why they behave as death inflictors in those positions.

RAHU IN NINTH Rahu is the planet that signifies adharma and hence is the primary cause of Rebirth, which

is based on the misdeeds (adharma), which we had committed in our last birth. On the contrary 9th is the house of Dharma and the most important house of the Dharma Trikona as far as the duties and obligations are concerned. When the primary karaka for Adharma goes to the place of dharma, the 9th house that signify the religious shrines and dharmic places, he feels completely dejected for the crimes he has committed through out his life. The feeling that it is better to die than to live with the heavy burden of sing on his head, engrosses him completely. He becomes remorseful. Between the two karakas for 9th or dharma, viz., Jupiter and the Sun, Sun becomes a yogi planet and does not do much harm to Rahu. However, Devaguru is agitated, when the devalayas or the place of worship is desecrated by the presence of Jupiter. Jupiters ire is unfathomable, when he becomes angry. Such severe beatings he gives that Rahu is taken to the state of dying. No, wonder when Jupiter gets agitated, all sins are burnt through the sacred fire or Pavitra Agni of the Devaguru. This shall be interesting to note here that Rahu gets into debilitation in the 9th house of Natural Zodiac, ruled by Jupiter. The sign Sagittarius is again a agni-tattwa rasi, which has the power to burn all sins. This one of the reasons, why agitated Jupiter show widespread fire during the Manduka Dasa.

MOON IN EIGHTH (CHANDRASTAMA) Chandrastama is considered very inauspicious in any horoscope. As the name suggest this happens when the Moon is placed in 8th house from Lagna. Moon is the overall karaka for the natal horoscope as Sun is the Karaka for the prenatal horoscope. This is because after we have taken birth in this world, we start working under the veil of Maya or illusion or apparent contradictions. The body is also nothing but a product of Maya. While we identify ourselves with the body, we forget out true identity as a part of the omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent Paramatma. The Mind (which is again a product of Maya- Moon) also makes us believe that we are not the soul but the body and gives us our own identity (Ego - feeling of I and You). Thus being a significator of Mind and body, if Moon goes to the house of death or one of the houses Moksha Trikona, it gets a terrible shock while it faces the true identity of our soul and that we all would die one day. Such position of Moon ruins the health of the native and the mind is also adversely affected. Hence, the Moon being the main life giving principle goes to the eighth house of death, she is thoroughly beaten up by the karaka of 8th, the Saturn, the main principle of disease and

hard work. This is again interesting to note that Moon gets debilitated in the 8th house of death of Natural Zodiac, which is opposed to the 2nd house of Sustenance.

SUN IN TWELFTH Besides other significations, 12th house signify pleasures of Bed, signified by Venus. Sun is the protector of Dharma and hence another significator of the 9th house. Dharma falls at the places of pleasures. When the Sun goes to such places, what shall be its Avastha then? We can see that 12th is the house of exaltation of Venus in the natural zodiac. Wherever Shukra (Sex, Passion) is strong, Sun is rendered weak, which is why Venus debilitates Sun. The natural trait of the Sun is to stay away from the materials of pleasures and perform his duty of upholding Dharma diligently. In the places of pleasures, Sun is not allowed to perform his duty. This is a well-known fact that among shadripus, which causes the fall of dharma, the ripu of Matsarya or sex causes the greatest fall. This is why anyone who has taken birth on tithes ruled by the Sun, he should overcome the weakness signified by Venus, as per Astadala Padma Scheme.

JUPITER IN THIRD 3rd is the house of Parakrama (bravery), Maithuna (copulation) and Death. Mars is the karaka of 3rd house, showing parakrama; because it is the sign of Maithuna, Rahu gets exalted in this house in the natural Zodiac and Jaimini says 3rd is the house of death (Dinau Dine Punya). Jupiter, being the Devaguru, by nature is a peace-loving planet who signify harmony, universal brotherhood (Vasudaiva Kutumbakam) and wisdom. When such a planet goes to the house of parakrama, he is rendered ineffective under the violent temper of Mars. This is why Jupiter gets debilitated where Mars gets exalted. He cant withstand the violence of Mars. Jupiter being a karaka for dharma, becomes very uncomfortable when it goes to the house of copulation. Like Sun who is rendered ineffective in the house of pleasures of Bed, Jupiter is also rendered ineffective in the house of sex.

Jupiter is again the prana of the Life force and hence also called the Jiva, where as Mars is the Mrityu karaka. When Jupiter goes to the 3rd house, the house of death, the life force diminishes, more so under the effect of Karaka Mars. When we look at the ayana of planets we see that the ayana of Rahu is opposite to that of Jupiter. Hence wherever Rahu is strong, Jupiter is rendered weak. In the Kalachakra we see that the Kala of the Dik goveren by Jupiter, is ruled by Jupiter and hence any Jupiterian activity is prohibited in the Rahu Kala.

VENUS IN SIXTH Jaimini has given a dictum Shasta Shukra Marana Karaka, which says Venus in the 6th becomes Marana Karaka. Why this is so? Sixth is the house of Service and Venus is the karaka of Pleasures, the two opposites. What shall we expect when the chief karaka for pleasure is asked to serve others! In the natural zodiac, 6th is house of debilitation and the sign Virgo symbolizes a virgin (the purest). Hence at this place Venus becomes incapable to enhance its own Karakatva. The two karakas for the 6th, Mars (Enemies) and Saturn (Servant). In the Kalachakra this is clear that Mars obstructs the ayana of Venus. Hence none of the Venusian activity shall be performed in the Marss Kala. Moreover Saturn signify hard work, which is not suited to pleasures and luxury seeking Venus and hence she goes to the Marana Avastha, if placed in 6th.

SATURN IN LAGNA Saturn is the Karaka (Significator) of destruction of intelligence (Dhi) and opposed to Satya, being opposes to Jupiter and Sun respectively. Lagna stands for the intelligence and health of the native and Saturn is opposed to the karakas of the Lagna, Jupiter and Saturn. Whenever Sat goes to the first house, it cant stand the Karakas and goes into the marana Avastha. Now in the natural zodiac too Saturn gets debilitated in the first house Aries, where the fiery Sun gets exalted. Here Sun opposes the lethargy and sluggishness of Saturn and wants it to be fast, jovial and forces it to promote the significations of Sun. Now in mythology, Saturn

represent Mahakala, the son of Sun from Chaya. Because of treachery of his mother, Sun cant stand him and wherever Sun becomes the strong karaka, Saturn becomes weaker Thursday, June 24, 2004

Notes on Bhagyapada (A9)


BHRIGU NADI SAYS: 1. If the guru pada is placed in the Lagna, there is a increasing bhagya yoga. The native is a devotee of lord Vishnu and Shiva. He also worships gods and respect the Brahmins. 2. If the gurupada is placed in the signs of Mercury, the native earn from business or trade. If Sun is simultaneously placed in the Virgo Navamsa, the native shall trade in gold. 3. If Jupiter is placed with the pitripada, the father is long lived. The natives father is a worshipper of Shiva and respects Brahmins. The father gets less happiness in natives childhood whereas becomes more fortunate during the middle age of the native. He is well known among the ruling class, is of renouncing nature and is loved by kinsmen. Under such circumstances, the native shall construct temples/ religious places/ wells/ ponds, live in the colony of Brahmins and in old age be a holder of good landed property because of his son. 4. If Venus conjoins the pitripada, the natives father shall have long life and is happy. His father is a devotee of lord Shiva and at times of lord Vishnu. The father has trust on Gods and Brahmins and has happiness from his parents (natives grandparents). The father has two wives and is enjoyer of life, sagacious and intellectual. 5. If Saturn is placed with the pitripada, the native has no happiness from father. The paternal family has meagre wealth. He is praise worthy in paternal family and becomes reach. Moreover, the native is liberal, sagacious and intellectual. He is charitable and possesses three vehicles. The native shall have propensity to become an ascetic under difficult conditions. If such Saturn is placed in the trines to Kanya, viz., Capricorn or Taurus, the natives father might occasionally suffer serious health. 6. If the fathers Lagna falls in the trines to the pitripada of the native, the death of the father shall happen during the dasa of fourth lord counted from the pitripada. 7. If Rahu joins the pitripada, the natives father shall have a virtuous son from the 2nd wife. 8. If the bhagyapada lord is natural benefic, the native shall be involved in writing and learning. If Sun and Mars aspect such bhagyapada, he will gain happiness from the authorities of lower castes. The father of the native shall be very happy by his popularity in

the court of the king or influential persons or government. The native shall be passionate, have less happiness in his childhood and have affluence in his middle ages. 9. If Jupiter lords the bhagyapada, the native shall be learned and wise. He shall have be an expert writer/ author and shall gain popularity in the royal/ influential circles. He shall be courageous, patient and have fame at a very wide place. He shall enjoy affluence in his middle age and leave happily.

DEVAKERALAM SAYS: 1. If the bhagyarudha is placed with the 2nd lord and benefics occupy/ aspect the 9th house, the natives father shall gain landed property in the natives first dasa. 2. If the lord of the pitripada, Saturn is placed in the swakshetra in the Rasi but placed in the Capricorn Navamsa, the father shall be a angry man but be a pleasant from outside, greedy, charitable, talkative and religious. 3. If the bhagyapada joins the karmapada, the native shall enjoy bhagya yoga (fortunate combination), be charitable and intelligent.

ednesday, June 30, 2004

Intelligence & Planets


Intelligence is governed by devaguru Jupiter, who is the karaka for Dhi or the supreme intelligence. There are many kind of intelligence, which is important for sustenance in this material world and with the same reasoning; animals are also intelligent, as they also know, how to keep themselves alive. However, the only difference, between an animal and human being is the presence of Dhi, or the intelligence for self -development and realization. Who else can govern, such intelligence than the devaguru himself! The strength of Jupiter lies with guiding the Mana (Moon) in the right direction. This is why in the Kalachakra, or the time cycle, Jupiter is placed opposite to the Moon. No, wonder, on Amavasyas and Purnimas, when the mind gets hyper exited; only Jupiter has the power to put rein on such Mind. Thus on full Moon nights, when the Moon (Mind) is highly activated, Satya-Narayan (Jupiter) vrata is done. This is pertinent to mention here is that the knowledge is always within us, as we have the same spark of Atma, which is similar to paramatma, the storehouse of all knowledge. The only difference between a normal mortal and a yogic is that one doesnt know how to access

the source and the other knows how to do it. This is why Maharshis could know many things by meditating, through their intuition. The omnipresence and omnipotent characteristics of knowledge (True knowledge- the Vedas) can only be described by the ethereal Jupiter. Jupiter has the extra ordinary power to tap all form of knowledge, comprehensible or incomprehensible. Among he supporters of Jupiter, Moon is the most important as he is who exalts the Jupiter. Thus, Moon aids in the manifestation of Jupiter or Dhi, and represent the Mana or consciousness. A strong Mana can only be productive, when it is under the proper guidance of supreme intellect signified by Devaguru Brhaspati. Sun is the storehouse of all energy as it is the natural significator of the Atma. As discussed above, Atma contains all knowledge, it require only a good Mana and Dhi to access it. This is the source of light, which the Moon (Mana) reflects. Thus an unaffiliated and strong Sun is prerequisite for a native to be a expert in multiple disciplines. As Sunlight contains all colours of light, the ray of light, which a native accesses from Sun, is dependent on the influences on the Sun. This is why the Sun represents the knowledge of Gita, which is a philosophy, which encompasses all form of knowledge and hence has all the colours. Mars signify the ability to break down a complex problem into smaller part and analyze each of them to have a comprehensive understanding of the whole problem and get the solution. As opposed to Jupiter, it doesnt use intuition, but logical reasoning for solving problem. Mercury is the planet of skills and signifies the ability to use Language in communication. Strong Mercury shows good communication skills. On one hand, where Jupiter signifies knowledge and wisdom, Mercury signify formal education, i.e., application of intelligence in solving practical problems. This also signifies the learning ability as Mercury represents a child who can be trained in various things. All depends on who is training the child; the child will learn the things indicated by the teacher. If Jupiter is teaching him, no doubt the native becomes knowledgeable and if Moon is the teacher, he becomes passionate, concurring with the trait of Moon. Who is teaching Merc, is learnt from which planet is placed in the trine to it. Venus is a great tapasvi, and he rules the desire, which goads us to learn. Thus whenever Venus is associated with Saturn (hard work and patience) and Ketu (Mokshakaraka), the native becomes a Tapasvi (someone who undertakes severe austerity and penances to attain siddhi). As opposed to Jupiter, who rules para vidya (knowledge which is used irrespective of whether we are born or not), Venus rules apara vidya (knowledge which is used in this mortal world). Thus Venus signify practical strategies, which help in solving real life problems.

Saturn debilitates Jupiter and hence signifies loss of Memory among other significations. Saturn detaches ones consciousness or the Mana from accessing the source of knowledge as opposed to Jupiter, which connects the Mana to it. For that matter Saturn is a bitter enemy of the naisargika Atmakaraka, Sun and hence any studies done during Sani Kala is prone to forgetfulness. One should check out, saturns influence on the Lagna or the Paka Lagna to understand, how Saturn is playing mischief in making the person forgetting things. If Jupiter is placed with a strong Saturn, then also the person might suffer failure of memory, as with mere association, Saturn can cause debilitation of Jupiter. Rahu eclipses Sun and is a bitter enemy of Jupiter. Rahu has a natural tendency to eclipse Sun and hide the effulgence of Sun is extreme darkness. This is no wonder that in RahuKala, not only gathering knowledge is next to impossible; but also one is tend to make wrong decisions (shown by the enmity towards dhi karaka Jupiter). Excerpts from Varga Chakra (Siddamsa by Sarajit Poddar) Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Education & Planets


THE SUN Knowledge of Gita and Vedanta. Inclination towards political science and related subjects The Sun is the source of knowledge and hence can confer the highest knowledge, the knowledge of Gita and Vedanta. Maharshi Jaimini says Sun also indicate social.

Sun being the Raja yoga karaka, it confers the knowledge of political science and related subjects. Sun gives vitality to otherwise inert world and hence it can confer knowledge of things, which is linked to vitality such as Medicine etc.

Sun is the leader among all the planets and hence all of them rotate around the Sun. Thus sun governs Diplomacy, Arbitration, and Leadership etc.

Among metals Sun rules gold and hence it gives the knowledge of Gold jewellery and Bullion. Sun has the fire of tapas and hence can indicate Meditation or related discipline of mind control. As the Sun rules rhythm it confers the knowledge of Musician and Instrumentalist. It also gives the knowledge regarding wool, Grass. Quotes from Jaimini Sutras:

1. The Sun in swamsa makes the native a keen government/political worker and good at social service. 2. The Sun in the 1st/ 5th gives knowledge of the Vedas and the Bhagvat Gita.

(a) There are six systems of Indian philosophy including Vaisheshika, Nyaya, Sankhya, Yoga, Purva Mimamsa and Vedanta. The Vedas refer to the four primary texts of Hinduism namely the Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva Veda while the Vedanta includes the various Upanishads culminating in the Bhagvat Gita of Sri Krishna.

(b) Parasara adds that Sun in the fifth gives knowledge of music & vedanta.

THE Anything to do with food and Dairy

MOON products.

Moon is the karaka for mind and hence indicates disciplines such as Psychology, psychoanalysis or any studies related to Mind. Being the giver of food and the prime sustainer in this world it shows disciplines which is related to food products such as hotel management, catering, bakery, confectionery or dairy products and also clothes. It is a watery planet and hence shows knowledge related to water such as ship, sailing, laundry, liquor, and pearl or other sea products. As the key sustainer it shows studies related to agriculture or horticulture.

Being the karaka of mind and imagination it signifies Humour (Cartoonist), Poetry, singing or such works, which brings one to highlight in public forum. Here we should remember that Moon is also the bestower of fame. This is because fame comes due to the influence on the mind of the public, which is signified by Moon. Moon is also the karaka for mother and hence is very caring. All such disciplines such as Nursing and house keeping, baby sitting which deals with caring for someone is ruled by Moon. Moon also signifies bureaucracy and social service. Quotes from Jaimini Sutras

The Moon in the 1st/5th gives knowledge of the Samkhya and yoga philosophies besides history (rhetorics & music) or produces a singer and can make one a good author

MARS Engineering or such technical disciplines, logic

Mars is a fiery planet and by nature is a Kshatriya. The ability governed by Mars is that of logical and analytical reasoning. It shows the ability to break down a complex problem into smaller parts and then finding the solution based on that. This why it rules the disciplines such as engineering or such technical disciplines, which is based on logic and analytical reasoning. Being a fiery planet and a Kshatriya it signifies studies or disciplines involving fire, feats of valour, military studies etc.

Mars also governs the land and metal, and hence gives the knowledge of metallurgy, mineral, building construction etc.

Being a fiery planet, Mars can also give the knowledge of Jyotisha. When it joins Jupiter is generates the fruitful Guru-Mangala yoga which confers the native the highest knowledge of Jyotisha as both planet show amalgamation of intuition and logical reasoning. Quotes from Jaimini Sutras:

1. Mars in svamsa gives expertise in metallurgy or in arms and warfare or in matters related to fire. 2. A logician is indicated by Mars in the 1st/ 5th. Parasara adds legal knowledge and jurisprudence (Pt. Sanjay Rath)

MERCURY Mercurys karakatwa is communication and speech and hence it governs Communication through electronic such as telephone or through other media such as news such as journalism and reporting, posts, documentary filmmaking. As books is one of the medium of communication he governs disciplines such as Library science, books writing, authorship, knowledge of literature and linguistics, publication, printing, stationery, documentation, teaching, accountancy, clerical studies such as stenography. Being the governor of speech it shows Language related studies and Interpretation. This is why Mercury also governs Mantras and astrology. He also governs trade and commerce, thus it confers the knowledge of the same.

Among all things Mercury also governs mental dexterity, which means how fast we can frame and express our thought process into different medium (Language is one among them). Thus it also shows disciplines, which show the expression of the thinking process such as Mathematician, Poet, Artist, Sculptor, Writer etc. Quotes well versed from in social Jaimini and legal Sutras: norms.

1. Mercury in Swamsa gives business acumen and produces a skilled trader or a weaver, sculptor or one

2. Mercury instead (of Jupiter or Venus in the 1st/ 5th houses) also indicates an author, but with even lesser capability. The number of natural benefics in the Swamsa or 5th house will determine the capabilities of the author. The presence of the Moon (Mind) is the primary factor Jupiter, Venus & Mercury give writing abilities, but in a decreasing order.

3. Mimamsa is one of the six systems of Indian Philosophy. Mercury in the 1st/5th from the swamsa indicates a mimamsaka or involvement in interpretation of text/available literature etc.

JUPITER This planet represents the divine disciplines such as Sanskrit, Vedas and Shastras, Finance related subjects, high level strategy.

Jupiter is foremost of among giver of the knowledge of Apara vidya. The knowledge, which is never destroyed in the cosmic cycle of birth and death. He is the Devaguru and hence the bestower of the supreme and divine knowledge of Vedas and shastra (Scriptures). He governs the divine languages such as Sanskrit and divine disciplines such as Jyotish or the Discipline of Light.

Being a karaka for wealth or dhana karaka, Jupiter Governs the Finance related subjects such as financial management, banking, Economics etc.

Jupiter rules the Dhi. Dhi is the principle, which differentiates us from animals. Dhi is the power of discrimination through knowledge. That is why Jupiter gives very high knowledge of Philosophy. Jupiter governs the disciplines of high-level strategy like Business Strategy, Strategies of War, Growth strategies of nations etc, as they require high-level thinking. Hence, he signifies those disciplines, which lead to consultants, advisors, counsellors, scientist, and Philosopher.

Jupiter shows the direction of life trough the knowledge it confers and hence all the disciplines, which is directing towards showing the right path such as Journalist, Judges, Lawyer, Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Teacher, Preacher etc. are governed by Jupiter Quotes interested in from philosophy and Jaimini religious or a Sutras priest.

1. Jupiter in svamsa makes a karmayogi who will excel in any field due to his intelligence or one

2. An excellent author is indicated by the presence of Moon & Jupiter in svamsa or the fifth there from. 3. Jupiter indicate a grammarian, knowledge of religious scriptures (like Vedas, Bible, Quoran etc) and a philosopher & Vendantist.

4. Jupiter joining/aspecting the above planets in the 1st/ 5th will give all around knowledge, both traditional and modern and proficiency in at least one branch.

VENUS Knowledge of Shastras, Knowledge of beauty products such as garments, perfumes etc, various forms of

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Venus is the Guru of the Asura and very knowledgeable and hence can confer the knowledge of Shastras. It can make one a author and as Jaimini says he is conferred the knowledge of poetry and makes the native a eloquent speaker and knowledgeable critic. However unlike Jupiter, the knowledge is mostly useful for living a good life in this world.

Venus signifies all the materials of luxury and hence can confer the knowledge of beauty products such as garments, perfumes etc. Venus rules all the forms of art as this can be used for attracting others. Thus various forms of Arts and studies on music, acting, theatre and cinema, singing, dancing, poetry, drama, fashion designing, beautician or working with beauty products Apparel and textiles, and interior decoration are signified by Venus.

Venus rules the real world strategies and hence signify the knowledge of private sector and rules the operation level management skills. Venus also signifies an eye for detail.

As the significator of luxury Venus also rules the knowledge of precious stones and precious metals etc. Being the significator of Vehicles, it signifies elephant, horses, and conveyances. The combination of Moon and Venus can signify sailing or navigation. Quotes from Jaimini Sutras:

1. The aspect of Venus (on the Moon in the fourth) will surely produces a sailor/navigator. 2. The full Moon and Venus is svamsa give all luxuries of life and an educationist is produced. 3. Venus in svamsa indicates a government or political official or a passionate person who virile up to a hundred years.

4. Venus instead (or Jupiter in the 1st/ 5th house) also indicates an author, but of lesser capability. 5. Venus in svamsa or 5th indicates a poet, an eloquent speaker or a knowledge critic.

SATURN Tradition studies or studies belonging to traditions; Jupiter & Saturn give Brahma Yoga (Yoga granting Knowledge from Tradition).

Saturn is a great teacher. It teaches through punishment and making one realise the purpose of life. Hence, it signifies philosophy and spiritualism. Saturn is very old and is orthodox and thus it signifies knowledge passing down from tradition. The deity of Saturn is Brahma who is the creator of this world in the form of Prajapati. Thus Saturn signifies the knowledge of creation. When coupled with devaguru

Brhaspati, it generates fruitful Brahma yoga which grants the fine knowledge of creation and also shows passing down of knowledge from tradition through a Guru (Jupiter)

Saturn rules the minerals which are extracted from the earth and hence signify all fuels including coal, petrol, mining of these fuels, minerals and metals.

Saturn rules the excretory system in the human body whose prime responsibility is to clean the system from any poison or garbage and hence all such disciplines which is related to cleaning of a place or thing such as, drainage system, plumbing, garbage collection and disposal etc. is signified by Saturn. Saturn is a hard worker and signify heavy labour or the studies/ knowledge related to that such as agriculture, carpentry, blacksmith, artisan, mechanic, handy craft, factory etc

Saturn is extremely cold. This is borne out of the fact that it rules two signs of the zodiac, which corresponds to winter or extreme cold. Thus it signify Ice manufacturing, Refrigeration and preservation.

RAHU Big Machines, Big bombs such as atomic and nuclear bombs etc, espionage, abstract mathematician. Quotes from Jaimini Sutras:

Rahu in svamsa produces a bowman or a thief. He may earn by dacoity or by cheating or he maybe capable of handling very poisonous and dangerous chemicals, medicines etc or an expert in metals/manufacturing activities. As Maharishi Jaimini says Rahu shows research studies and mathematics. Rahu can give knowledge on big machines, their manufacture and trade; big bombs such as atomic and nuclear bombs. It also signify and can signify studies or knowledge on imports (as opposite to Ketu who signify exports), secret societies, working with leather goods, mining (sanivat Rahu, like Saturn, Rahu also rules mining), wealth or minerals extracted from below the ground. It also signify poisonous substances including drugs etc. Rahu signify the crime of every form.

KETU High precision machines such as watches and computers, mathematicians, statistician or an astrologer Quotes from Jaimini Sutras:

1. Ketu in svamsa indicates one who will earn through elephants or maybe a thief or a swindler.

2. Ketu in the 1st/ 5th gives mathematical ability. This is important for astrology as well. Rahu indicates capability for research and mathematics. Maharishi Jaimini says that Ketu indicate making or the knowledge of watches. In the modern context this can be extended to the knowledge of high precision machines such as watches, computers etc. Ketu also gives the knowledge of mathematics, statistics and astrology.

Ketu also signify exports, counter-espionage, terrorism, spiritualism, animal and elephant trading/ riding and dealing with bone, ivory, horn or similar articles.

Excerpts from Varga Chakra (Siddhamsa by Sarajit Poddar) Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Functional Nature of Planets I


INTRODUCTION We all know that the results and influences attributed to a planet is an amalgamation of variety of factors such as its natural nature, the houses it owns, the house/ sign it in which it is placed in, different yogas the planet is involved in etc. Comprehensive judgement of a horosocope require a Jyotisha to consider all the factors before pronouncing any judgement. Hence understanding each of these factors becomes very important. Two of the factors which form the foundation of any interpretation are the Natural (Naisargika) and Functional (Karaka/ Akaraka) nature of a planet. It is important to note that where Natural nature is important in finding out the influence of the planets on the nature (behavious, skills, attitude) of the person, the functional nature can be used to find the different situations the person shall be faced with during his life time. However, one must not take such a simplistic approach in Horoscopic Interpretation and understand that what is given below are only the cues to interpretation. Only with Patience, Practice and Guru's blessings, one can master the divine discipline of Jyotisha. Following rules have been taken from the Chapter 34, Yogakarakadhyaya of Brhat Parasara Hora Shastram and shall help us in increasing our understanding of the functional nature of planets.

FUNCTIONAL NATURE 1. Natural Benefics lording the Kendras (Quadrant) do not bestow Benefic/ auspicious (Shubha Yoga) Results and Natural Malefics owning the Kendras do not bestow Malefic/ inauspicious (Ashubha Yoga) results on the native. (BPHS 34.2.) The Natural Benefics are Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and Moon and the natural malefics are Saturn, Rahu, Mars, Sun. In this verse Maharishi Parashara says that the benefic planets looses their beneficence and Malefic planets loses their maleficence if they lord Kendras.

However, one must not interpret this by making the Benefics, Malefics and the Malefics, Benefics. What the verse mean is that the benefics lose some part of their Beneficence, however, they still remain benefic but with lesser capability to give auspiciousness/ material benefits (yoga). Similarly, the malefics shall lose their maleficence, however they shall still remain mild malefics and shall not confer auspiciousness (yoga). In the verse 14, Maharishi Parashara that Malefics, only when simultaneously own a Trikona (Trine), becomes Yogakaraka and confer auspiciousness/ material benefits (shubha yoga) 2. The Lord of a Trikona (Trine) shall always give auspicious results. The Lord of Lagna is specially auspicious, as Lagna is both a Kendra as well as a Trikona. Fifth and Ninth are specially for wealth, while Seventh and Tenth are specially for happiness. The Trishadaya (3/6/11) lords shall give inauspicious/ malefic results. (BPHS 34.3, 34.4). Trikonas are the houses of Lakshmi and the Kendras are the house of Vishnu. While Vishnu sustains, Lakshmi, gives the malerial benefics (money/ power/ fame etc.) in this world. There are four trikonas in a horoscope, each one is pivoted to one of the four kendras. They are Dharma Trikona (1/5/9) pivoted to Lagna; Artha Trikona (2/6/10), pivoted to Tenth house or Karma Bhava; Kama Trikona (3/7/11) pivoted to 7th house and the Moksha Trikona (4/8/12) pivoted to the Fourth House or Sukha Bhava. The four Kendras show the four Ayanas/ Purusharthas or Direction or Goal of human life and govened by Vishnu, the deity who upholds the Dharma. As Lakhmi, the consort of Vishnu, follows him, similarly the Trines follow the four kendras. For sustain in this world at any time, everyone must follow one of the ayana, which shall define the goal the person shall be striving for. This also means that the person who is aware of his goals shall be happy as kendras shows the happiness.

3. The auspiciousness or inauspiciousness of the Twelfth, Second and the Eighth lords shall depend on their association. The comparative strength of these three lords are in the ascending order of Twelfth, Second and the Eighth. Eighth Lord is specifically not auspicious, as he owns the 12th from Ninth house of Dharma. If the Lord of Randhr Bhava simultaneously owns the Trishadayas (3/6/11), he will prove specifically inauspicious, while his simultaneous ownership of a Trikona will bestow auspicious effects. (BPHS 34.5, 34.6) 4. The Planet, owning a predominant house, will stall the effects, due to another, owning a less significant house and will give his own results. Eighth lordship of the Sun and the Moon is not inauspicious (BPHS 34.7) Natural strength of houses has been mentioned in books like Laghu Parasari etc. The Kendras, in the descending order of 10th, 7th, 4th and 1st are stronger than the Trisadayas in the descending order 11th, 6th, 3rd. The Trisadayas are stronger than the Trikonas, in

the descending order 9th and 5th (the ascendant is predominantly a Kendra and then a Trikona). The 12th & 2nd houses have no strength of their own and depend on the other house lordship of their owner. The eighth house is always evil and is never stronger than the ascendant. Thus on the basis of lordship the planets can be placed in the following ascending order of natural strength (influence) in the chart: - 2nd , 12th , 5th, 9th, 3rd, 6th, 11th, 8th, 1st, 4th, 7th & 10th house lord. It is evident that the tenth lord is the most influential planet in the chart as the tenth house is the most potent house for any planet to be placed. This fact should be borne in mind while analyzing Rajayoga and Duryoga (Kendra/ Trikona Lord in dusthana) i.e. combinations for prosperity and penury. (Pt. Sanjay Rath) NATURAL BENEFICS AND MALEFICS Jupiter and Venus are natural benefics, while Moon is mediocre in beneficence and Mercury is neutral (its nature depends on association). In beneficence, strong (in paksha bala) Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are stronger in the ascending order. This means that the when they shall own a kendra (kendradhipatya dosa), the effect shall be according to that order i.e., Moon gets more affected than Mercury and so on. The Sun, Saturn and Mars are natural malefics. However, in maleficence Weak (in paksha bala) Moon, Sun, Saturn and Mars are stronger in the ascending order. (BPHS 34.8-34.10). YOGAKARAKAS 1. If there be an exchange between a Lord of a Kendra and that of a Trikona, or, if a Lord of a Kendra is conjoined with a Lord of a Trikona in a Kendra, or in a Trikona, or, if a Lord of a Trikona is in a Kendra, or vice versa, or, if there happens to be a full Drishti between a Lord of a Kendra and a Lord of a Trikona, they cause a Yoga. One born in such a Yoga will become a king and be famous. (BPHS 34.11-34.12) The conditions given by Maharishi Parashar in verses 11 & 12 of BPHS for yogakarakas are: i. Exchange between the Kendra and Trikona Lords. ii. Kendra lord cojoins a Trikona lord either in a Kendra or in Trikona. iii. Kendra lord placed in a Trikona or Tikona Lord placed in a Kendra. iv. Kendra and Trikona lords having mutual aspect (graha drsti). Here the maharishi have clearly spelled out the conditions of the rajayoga, however in the subsequent stanzas we shall see the conditions which can break such yoga formed by association of a kendra and trikona lord. More to this, we must remember that if a kendra lord is placed in a dusthana, it shall cause duryoga (inauspicious combination), however if it conjoins a Trikona lord then it becomes capable of granting yoga (auspiciousness), however related to the dusthana. In verse 15, Maharishi says that if the lord of the kendra or trikona simultaneously own the

trishadayas (the evil houses 3/6/11), then the mere association of the kendra or trikona lord shall not give yoga. This is an important condition and one must keep in mind while interpreting the yogakarakas in a horoscope. In verse 13, Maharishi gives the condition for a planet becoming suo-moto yogakaraka, whereby he says that if a planet owns both kendra and trikona, then he becomes suo-moto yogakaraka and can give yoga (auspicious results) without associating with other kendra/ trikona lords. However, we must see the association of the trisadaya lords as mentioned in the 15th verse, before pronouncing the results. 2. NODES AND YOGA KARAKAS: Both the nodes Rahu and Ketu give their effects, based on their conjunction with a house Lord or their. If they are in Kendra conjoining or aspected by kendra/ trikona lords it will become Yog Karak. (BPHS 34.16-34.17) Nodes are shadowy planet and give results based on their association or placements. If they are conjoined with Yogakaras or are aspected by them, they shall confer rajayoga. However, due to the conjunction, the yogakaraka itself might suffer and give bad results in its periods. We might also consider the lordship of Rahu ketu in finding out their functional nature. For this purpose, we need to consider Rahu as the lord of Aquarius and Ketu as the lord of Scorpio. However, this requires experimentation as this is not specifically mentioned by the Maharishi. PT. SANJAY RATH'S COMMENT ON THE SUBJECT Kendradhipati dosa or the negative effect of the ownership of quadrants by natural benefic planets implies reduction in their beneficence. The benefic owner of a quadrant is still a benefic and does not become a malefic. Similarly, a malefic planet owning a quadrant will not remain a malefic and that does not imply that the malefic becomes a benefic. This loss of beneficence of a benefic lord of quadrant is called Kendradhipati dosa. This flaw is annulled if the planet is also well placed in a quadrant or trine. Similarly, a malefic planet owning a quadrant sheds its malfeasance and will give very good results if placed in an evil house. If instead, the planet is placed in a quadrant or trine, the loss of malfeasance may not occur fully. For example if Saturn is the lord of the 10th house for Taurus ascendant, its placement in the 12th house in debility will give excellent results like power, position and a good career. If the malefic is also the lord of a trine in addition to its ownership of a quadrant, then it becomes a yogakraka producing auspicious results. Yogakaraka means capability for producing auspicious results. The lord of the ascendant is

the natural yogakaraka in any chart as it the first house is a quadrant and a trine. The lords of trines (5th & 9th houses) are important for wealth and sustenance while the lords of the 4th, 7th & 10th contribute to the happiness. The 1st, 10th, 7th & 4th houses/ lords represent the four ayana (goals of life) called Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha (Readers may refer to the Bhagavat Gita for a detailed explanation of these goals). Yoga has been loosely interpreted as Union/association and in astrology this implies conjunction, mutual aspect or exchange of signs. A weaker yoga is caused by one planet aspecting the house of the other and vice-versa or by an exchange of constellation called sukshma yoga. The association of the lord of a quadrant with the lord of a trine results in Rajayoga producing auspicious results. For example, if the tenth lord associates with the ninth lord Dharma-karma-adhipati yoga results. This is the highest karma yoga. Another form of this yoga is theassociation of the lord of the tenth house with the lord of the fifth house. Gyana yoga (that leads to moksha) is caused by the association of the lord of the fourth house with the lord of a trine. This yoga gives great learning and knowledge. Subha yoga or good results are produced by the placement of the lord of a quadrant in a trine. Duryoga or inauspicious results are produced by the placement of the lord of a quadrant in a dusthna (evil house). However, the duryoga is modified if it associates with the lord of a trine. Rajabhang