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
Moon’s 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 today’s 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 Adhi-devata 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).

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Relationship with Parents

1. The relation-ship with ones mother shall depend on the placement of the fourth lord from lagna lord as well as from the Moon (as Moon is the significator for the mother). Similarly the relationship with one’s father shall depend on the placement of the 9th lord from the Lagna lord as well as from the Sun (since Sun is the significator for the father). If they are placed in kendra, trine to each other, then there is amicable relationships. This is true if they are placed in 3/11 from each other. If they are placed at other positions, then there would be inimical relationship with the parents.

2. The Arudha Lagna (AL) shows the image of the native in this world and the planets placed in good positions from the Arudha Lagna, tend to support the native in this life, in different aspects of the native’s existence, such as financial and material support. Planets placed in the 7th or 12th from the AL oppose the AL or act as secret enemies respectively. Thus the relationship of the parents with respect to the support to the native in this world can be seen from the placement of the significator of mother (i.e., Moon) and father (i.e., Sun) from the AL. If the Moon or Sun is in the 7th or 12th from Arudha Lagna, there is friction/losses due to ones mother or father and hence, relationship will not be smooth. Since, Upapada Lagna shows one’s spouse, if the Moon or Sun is so placed from Upapada, the friction/losses are due to mother -in-law or father-in-law.

3. The Arudha pada of the fourth house is called Matr Arudha (A4) and its placement in quadrants/ trines from Arudha lagna indicates the blessings of properties, home, mother etc. Similarly the arudha of the ninth house is called the pitr arudha (A9) and its placement in the Kendra to the AL indicate blessings of elders, father, guru, good fortune etc.

4. If the Matr arudha is in the 3rd/11th house from Arudha Lagna there is a friendly relationship with the mother. Similarly Pitr arudha (A9) in the 3rd/ 11th from the Arudha Lagna (AL) shows amicable relationships with the father. If the matr arudha or pitr arudha is in the 6th house form AL enmity with mother/ father results.

5. If the matr or pitr arudhas are placed in the 8th house from AL, the mother/ father belongs to a poor family and if the 12th house, losses are indicated. Similar things can be said, if the planets placed in the arudhas are debilitated/ badly placed or if no planets are placed therein, the lord of the arudhas are badly placed.

6. If the chara matr karak (MK) is placed in a dusthana from the matr arudha, mother may have poor health. Similar condition to father is indicated if the chara pitr karka (PiK) is placed in the dusthana from the Arudha Lagna.

7. If there is influence of Venus on the A4, which also shows the influences at home, the maternal relations would strongly influence the native, while if influenced by Jupiter, then the influence of the paternal relations would be very strong in the person’s life.

8. Along with it, the Jyotish classics say that if Sun and Saturn are placed in opposition in any house, the person would have friction with the father. This is because, mythology teaches us that Saturn is the Son of the Sun, but due to some incidences, never had amicable relationship with the father. Whichever houses this happens, those houses suffer due to this opposition.

Calculation of Arudha:
1. The arudha lagna is calculated by counting from the lord of the Lagna, as many houses, as the Lagna lord has gained from the Lagna. There is one rider to the condition, which is, if the Arudha falls in the Lagna or the 7th from it, then count 10 houses from that sign. This is because, arudha shows the maya and it cannot be same with the satya, which is shown by the Lagna or the seventh house.

2. The matr (A4) and pitr (A9) arudhas can be arrived at by substituting the Lagna with fourth and ninth house.

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 over-riding 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.

To be continued...

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.

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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.

4 -

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

4-2-

Now 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:

4-2-8-

From 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:

4-2-8-10-12-

From 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:

4-2-8-10-12-6-

From 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:

4-2-8-10-12-6-5-

From 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:

4-2-8-10-12-6-5-11-

From 11th, the Frog moves to the Lagna as that is the most logical thing it can do. :-). The sequence is now:

4-2-8-10-12-6-5-11-1-

From 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:

4-2-8-10-12-6-5-11-1-7-

From 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:

4-2-8-10-12-6-5-11-1-7-9-

Now 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 by-
a. 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 benefic among them.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Yogada: The yoga givers

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.

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.

Pointers to Mantra Bhava

1. Jupiter is the karaka for the mantra bhava. Ninth from the Jupiter brings Guru in the one’s life.

The Guru in one’s 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 Jupiter’s 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.

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 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 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.

Maharishi’s 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 Moon’s 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 Karaka’s 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 Moon- Mercury 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.

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.

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

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)


Chinnamasta (Rahu)


Dhumavati (Ketu)


Tripura Bhairavi (Lagna)

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 lord’s 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. Saturn’s dasa happens to be 4th dasa
b. Mars’s dasa happens to be 5th dasa
c. Jupiter’s 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 friend’s sign and would be more if badly placed in its debilitation sign or enemy’s 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 Moon’s 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 Sun- Moon; 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 enemy’s sign or the sign of debilitation or the sign having lesser bindus (less than 4) in the dasa lord’s 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/ friend’s sign and / or in a sign with high astakavarga in the dasa lord’s 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.

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; Jupiter- Happiness, 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 one’s 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 one’s relatives, fresh diseases will appear and mental peace will be completely absent.
6th: Cessation of enmities and quarrels with one’s 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 one’s 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: Person’s 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 one’s place, loss of wealth, and hostility.
2nd: No enemies, gain of wealth, family happiness and effectiveness of one’s words.
3rd: Loss of position, quitting one’s 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 one’s 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 one’s property, position, children etc, quitting one’s place, loss of health and wealth.
11th: Will return to one’s 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 can’t 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

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)/ Deformed body parts; Defective eye sight; Shameless; Childless; Stupid; Gossiper; Mischievous; Cruel; Humiliated by others

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 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 father