Saturday, November 19, 2005

Yogas in Muhurtha

There are 5 elements of a Panchanga (pancha- 5, anga- organ/ elements), they are namely.

1. Vara : Weekday
2. Tithi : Lunar day
3. Karana : Half of a lunar day
4. Nakshatra : Lunar asterism
5. Yoga : Sun, Moon combination

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(Auspicious Combination)
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I Siddha Yoga:

This is formed due to the combination of the Tithi and vara

There are 5 categories of Tithis:
Nanda  : Pratipad,  Shasthi, Ekadasi
Bhadra : Dvitiya, Saptami, Dvadasi
Jaya : Tritiya, Astami, Trayodasi
Rikta : Chaturthi, Navami, Chaturdasi
Purna : Panchami, Dasami, Purnima, Amavasya

The 5 categories of Tithis are governed by 5 elements of nature which are given below. When a tithi falls on a weekday (Vara) governed by the same element as that of the tithi a very auspicious time is formed which goes by the name of Siddha Yoga.

Following combination of Tithis and the Varas constitute the siddha yoga:

Nanda : Friday :Venus : Jala Tattva
Bhadra : Wednesday :Mercury : Prithvi Tattva
Jaya : Tuesday :Mars : Agni Tattva
Rikta : Saturday :Saturn : Vayu Tattva
Purna : Thursday :Jupiter : Akash Tattva

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II Sarvartha Siddha Yoga

Certain combination of Nakshatras and Weekdays go by the name of Sarvartha Siddhi yoga. Activities done during this yoga usually concludes with Positive results.

Monday : Sravana, Rohini , Mrigashiras, Pushya , Anuradha
Tuesday : Aswini , U.Bhadrapada, Krittika , Ashlesha
Wednesday : Rohini , Anurada , Hasta , Krttika , Mrgashiras
Thursday : Revati , Anuradha , Aswini , Punarvasu , Pusya
Friday : Revati , Anuradha , Aswini , Punarvasu , Sravana
Saturday : Sravana, Rohini , Swati
Sunday : Hasta , Mula , U.Ashadha , U.Phalguni, U.Bhadra, Aswini, Pushya

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Amrita Siddhi Yoga:
This yoga is formed due to combination of Vara and Nakshatra

Sunday : Hasta
Monday : Mrgashiras
Tuesday : Aswini
Mercury : Anuradha
Thursday: Pusya
Friday : Revati
Saturday: Rohini

Though this is a auspicious combination, following events should be avoided:

Thursday- Pushya: Marriage
Tuesday - Aswini: Grha Pravesha
Saturday- Rohini: Travel

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Dvipushkar Yoga:

Following combination of Tithi, Vara and Nakshatra is called Dvipushkar Yoga:

Dvitiya , Saptami, Dvadasi
Sunday , Tuesday, Saturday
Dhanistha, Chitra , Mrgashiras

The events repeat again at least once if they happen in this yoga. Hence good events should happen in this yoga such as purchase of property etc. and unfortunate events such as diseases and death should not happen.

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Tripushkar Yoga:

Following combination of Tithi, Vara and Nakshatra is called Tripushkar Yoga:

Sunday, Tuesday, Saturday
Dvitiya, Saptami, Dvadasi
Krittika, Punarvasu, Uttaraphagulni, Vishaka, Uttarashadha, Uttarabhadrapada

The events repeat again at least twice if they happen in this yoga. Hence good events should happen in this yoga such as purchase of property etc. and unfortunate events such as diseases and death should not happen.

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(Inauspicious combinations)
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Mrtyu Yoga:
This yoga is formed due to combination of Vara and Tithi

Tuesday , Sunday :: Pratipad , Shasthi, Ekadasi
Monday , Friday :: Saptami , Dvadasi
Wednesday :: Tritiya , Ashtami, Trayodasi
Thursday :: Chaturthi, Navami , Chaturdasi
Saturday :: Panchami , Dasami , Purnima

Adham Yoga:
This yoga is also formed due to combination of Vara and Tithi

Sunday : Saptami, Dvadasi
Monday : Ekadasi
Tuesday : Dasami
Wednesday: Pratipad, Navami
Thursday : Ashtami
Friday : Saptami
Saturday : Shasti

Dagdha Yoga:
This yoga is formed due to combination of Vara and Nakshatra

Sunday : Bharani
Monday : Chitra
Tuesday : Uttarashadha
Wednesday: Dhanishtha
Thursday : Uttaraphalguni
Friday : Jyestha
Saturday : Revati

Yamaghata Yoga:
This yoga is also formed due to combination of Vara and Nakshatra

Sunday : Magha
Monday : Vishakha
Tuesday : Ardra
Wednesday: Moola
Thursday : Krittika
Friday : Rohini
Saturday : Hasta

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Rasi Tulya Navamsa

Similar to the technique of Navamsa Tulya Rasi, in which the Rasi is juxtaposed over the Navamsa, there is yet another technique in which the Navamsa is Juxtaposed over the Navamsa which goes by the name of Rasi Tulya Navamsa.

The Rasi Tulya Navamsa technique is widely used in the Nadi Literature and can be used for normal natal chart analysis as well as timing events with Transits. The concept is that you can project the Navamsa on the Rasi chart and read the results therefrom.

For example take my chart.

Rasi Lagna - Sagittarius
Sun in Rasi - Leo
Sun in Navamsa - Gemini

While the usual way we see the impact of Sun on our life is through its placement in the rasi chart, we can also see by projecting the Sun's navamsa position on the rasi chart, which in this case comes to the 7th house and hence would influence my seventh house affairs.

To differenciate between the rasi and navamsa placement, maharishis have suggested different terms for the projected placements. They are as follows:

1. Lagnamsa
2. Dhanamsa
3. Vikramamsa
4. Sukhamsa
5. Putramsa
6. Ariamsa
7. Kalatramsa
8. Nidhanamsa
9. Dharmamsa
10. Karmamsa
11. Labhamsa
12. Vyayamsa

In my horoscope the placement of the planets in the navamsa and the rasi tulya navamsa are as follows:

1. Sun - Gemini - Kalatramsa
2. Moon - Scorpio - Vyayamsa
3. Mars - Scorpio - Vyayamsa
4. Mercury - Leo - Dharmamsa
5. Jupiter - Aries - Putramsa
6. Venus - Sagittarius - Lagnamsa
7. Saturn - Aries - Putramsa
8. Rahu - Capricorn - Dhanamsa
9. Ketu - Taurus - Nidhanamsa

(To be Continued)

64th Navamsa & Cuspal Transit

64th Navamsa as well as 22nd Drekkana is given utmost importance in dilineating evils on a native. A small note on this issue is presented in this article.

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If the Lagna falls in the first navamsa then the 63rd navamsa would be the last navamsa of the 7th house and the 64th navamsa would be the 1st navamsa of the 8th house. Thus whichever navamsa lagna is in, the same navamsa of the 8th sign from the Lagna becomes the 64th navamsa. However, if you take the equal house system only, then you can say that the navamsa of the cusp of the 8th house falls in the 64th Navamsa.

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In my chart, the lagna is in Sagittarius rasi in the 3rd Navamsa i.e., Gemini. For the sagittarius rasi, the navamsa starts from Aries, since Sagittarius is a dual sign and for all dual signs, the Navamsa starts from the 5th from it. Lagna being in the 3rd Navamsa shall fall in Gemini in the Navamsa Chart.

Now the 8th house from Sagittarius is Cancer and the 3rd Navamsa of Cancer should be Virgo. Hence Virgo becomes the 64th navamsa. In all cases it would fall in the 4th from Navamsa Lagna.

However, as of my knowledge, the 64th Navamsa from Moon is more potent to trouble than that of the Lagna. You can check it out yourself. In my cases, Moon is in Scorpio Navamsa and 4th wherefrom becomes the 64th Navamsa. Thus Aquarius happens to be the 64th navamsa from Moon and Saturn's transit on that sign in the rasi chart was really troublesome.

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Here we are talking on nothing but the Transit on the house cusps (in Rasi) in the divisional chart, whic in this case happens to be the Navamsa. Thus to find out the exact time Saturn Transits over the 64th Navamsa, it is important to know the 8th house cusp, which happens to be the same as the Lagna longitude in equal house system.

The cusps play a very important role in the horoscope analysis and without understanding them the extent on the planetary effect on us is incomplete. It is a known fact that if a planet is near a cusp in a house, the effect of that planet on the house is maximum and if far, the effect is proportionately reduced. This is true with Transits also.

While I talk of the cusp, as per Sanjayji's teaching I am talking of equal house system, where the cusp of all the houses equals that of the Lagna's longitude but falling in their respective houses. Thus for me if the Lagna is in 9d 30m Sagittarius, then the cusp of all houses would have the same longitude. The way you find the placement of different planets in different divisions, you can find the placement of the cusps in different divisions too. To do this count the required division of Lagna, then count as many division of the house under consideration to find the division where the house cusp shall fall.

For example, my Lagna is in 3rd navamsa, the cusp of 2nd house would be 3rd navamsa of Capricorn which is Pisces and that of 3rd house is 3rd from Aquarius, which is Sagittarius and so. The effect of planets in different areas of one's life can be seen from the transit of planets on different cusps of houses in different divisional charts pertaining to the area of life under consideration.

This is an area which does require considerable research to come up with a consistent framework.

Navamsa Tulya Rasi

Transit is a very wide topics and many classical texts have given many clues on the interpretation of Transits in both Rasi and divisionals. Here is one article written on "13 Feb 2005", based on a discussion on a forum, showing Juxtaposition of the Transit Rasi Chart on the Natal Navamsa and reading Results therefrom.

Some verses from Deva Keralam talks on the Transit of various planets in the rasi chart while considering the planets in the same rasi in the Navamsa Chart. This principle of reckoning Rasi in the Navamsa chart is called the Navamsa Tulya Rasi.

It is known in the SJC tradition that if a planet is transiting the Rasi Chart in a sign, it will influence that particular sign in all divisional chart. For example, now Saturn is Transiting Gemini, which means that it will influence Gemini in all divisional charts. Somebody who has Moon in Gemini or Taurus or Cancer in Dasamsa would face the effect of Sade sati in the area of work. For example take the case of one of friend, Hari, whose dasamsa Moon is in Taurus and the past few years of Saturn Transits in Taurus, Gemini and Cancer has been too harsh for him professionally.

Navamsa being one of the most important divisional chart controlling one's destiny, we need to see various results by projecting the rasi transits on the Navamsa.

The author of Deva Keralam says that Saturn's Transit in the sign identical with the Navamsa occupied by the "lord of the 8th" from a given bhava or a "trine thereof" on the degree the said planet will destroy the good effect due to that bhava.

Now for example, Saturn is transiting Gemini. In my Gemini Navamsa, Sun is placed. Sun happens to be the 9th lord in my Rasi chart and hence it is the 8th lord from the 2nd house of family and wealth. Thus Saturn's transit in Gemini would adversely affect my 2nd house, which it did... all money spent.. no savings...

In Hari's case, Gemini Navamsa has Venus. Venus is the 7th and 12th lord. Thus it is the 8th lord from 12th and 5th house. 12th house is the house of expenses and 5th house is the house of inner harmony... The trouble Hari passed through this time, we all know.

Lets see what happened when Saturn Transited Aries. In my Aries Navamsa, Jupiter and Deb Saturn is placed. Jupiter is my Lagna and the 4th lord. So it becomes the 8th lord from 9th house and 6th house. It was in that position during April 17th, 1998 onwards. This is the time, when my work (6th) started troubling me the most and I had to leave it in August... Things started falling apart... Then I took some two months break from the job and started preparting for my MBA entrance examination, which I eventually got through. 9th house is also the house of luck and fortune... and it was pretty bad for me during that time. If my father was alive, it would have troubled him the most being on the 8th lord from the 9th. Now it exactly transited my Jupiter's degree 20d 51m on March 25, 2000. It made me financially too tight... just survived the phase somehow... just think... doing masters with no money in the pocket to sustain onself... However after that period... things started improving... and I got some award in a competition, which compensated the condition

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In addition to the Lord of the 8th of the Bhava under consideration, we can take the naisargika karaka of the Bhava. For example, while judging the 9th house for father, we can take Sun also in addition to 4th house (8th from 9th house), for judging his health related issues.

While I checked this principle to verify on my own chart I found that on 17th of Feb 1994, when my father passed away for his heavenly abode, Saturn was Transiting Aquarius on 8deg 31 min, which is 9th sign from my Natal Navamsa Sun sign, Gemini and very near to its degree, that is 8deg 17min.

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While checking the consistency of the principles mentioned here in other horoscopes, I found the following things.

If my father's death is shown in my horoscope, it should also show up in my brother's horoscope too... However, while I started analysing that, I faced the troubles that the principles could not be applied without any modification. Lets take those cases.

Elder Brother
Date: May 13, 1973
Time: 11:45:56 am
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 74 E 57' 00", 30 N 12' 00"
Bhatinda, India

While my father died, Saturn was in Aquarius sign with longitude of 8d 31m. This means that there must be some negetive (for father) planet in Aquarius Navamsa or trine to it.

While checking these signs I found they are Jupiter in Gemini and Rahu in Virgo. Now Jupiter is the 9th lord in the rasi chart and placed in Capricorn ruled by Saturn. However, there is no connection of the 4th lord (4th is 8th from 9th). Who happened to be Venus with the trines to Saturn's Transit. However Saturn was Transiting near to Venus's natal degree 7/37.

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