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I express my gratitude to Sri Jagannath Center (SJC) & Pt. Sanjay Rath, my Guru for helping me advancing in my Jyotish Studies.
Kalachakra & Astadala Padma
The Eight petalled lotus is the foundation of Hinduism. Here is what I made out of my understanding. An article on the same is forthcoming.
Figure I: Kalachakra
The inner set of Petals govenrs the directions (dik/ ayana), while the outer petals govern the Kalas.
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 Kutas, one which contribute points towards a 36 point scheme and the others that do not. The Kutas which contribute to the 36 point schemes are Nadi, Rasi, Gana, Graha Mait…
Number of children1. The number of children can be found out by counting the Navamsa gained by the 5th lord.For example, the 5th lord is placed in Virgo Rasi and Gemini Navamsa. Counting from Gemini (Navamsa) to Virgo Rasi [Virgo (6) - Gemini (3) = 3], we have four signs, i.e., the 5th lord has to gain three Navamsas to reach Virgo or upto three children should be anticipated (COVA- Page 190). This is however a crude method can can be used with care.Max. no. of child = Rasi sign – Navamsa SignPt. Rath says that, for this method to work, the 5th lord should be placed with the Jupiter (Karaka for Navamsa). However, from an illustration given in Page 200 of COVA, we see that this is not a necessary condition. Here Mars is not associated or aspected by Jupiter, but the Lagna is aspected by Jupiter from the 7th, through Rasi and Graha Drsti both. Here we might conclude that for this method to work, Jupiter should be strongly placed in the horoscope and influence the factors of progeny.2. T…
Lagna represents the ideals of the native and his intelligence. Wherever the Lagna lord is placed, the native’s 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), fickle-minded (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 stron…