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How fixed is your opinion?

How fixed is you opinion can be seen from the Jagannath Drekkana. Jagannath Drekkana has been popularised to the Jyotish world by Pt. Sanjay Rath of SJC Tradition.

When a sign is divided into three parts each of them constitute a drekkana. Jagannath Drekkana starts from Movable sign in trine to the sign under consideration. This means that for a movable sign, the counting of the drekkana starts from the sign itself, for fixed sign, the counting starts from the 9th from the sign and for dual signs the counting starts from the 5th from the sign.

Thus for movable sign, the 1st drekkana, for fixed signs, the 2nd drekkana and for the dual signs, the 3rd drekkana will fall in the sign under consideration and becomes the vargottama drekkana. If Moon is in vargottama drekkana and in fourth house from Mercury, it constitute Sarada Yoga (a yoga for divine mother Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge). Such persons will be interested in literary persuits and seeker of knowlegde. They can produce lit…

Maraka Grahas

In Chapter 44 of BPHS Parasara says, O Brahmin! Third and Eighth Bhava are the two Bhavas of longevity. The Bhavas, related to death, are the 12th from each of these, i.e. Dhana and Yuvati Bhava are Maraka Bhavas. (BPHS 2-5) Out of the two maraka bhavas, Dhana Bhava is a powerful Maraka Bhava. Along with it the following are also considered to be Marakas The Lords of Dhana and Yuvati Bhava Malefics in Dhana and Yuvati Bhava Malefics conjoined with Dhana and Yuvati bhava’s Lords (BPHS 44.3)The major and sub-periods of these Grahas will bring death on the native, depending on whether he is a long life, medium life, or short life person.The Dasha of a benefic Graha, related to twelfth lord may also inflict death. End may descend on the native in Eighth Lord’s Dasha. The Dasha of a Graha, which is an exclusive malefic, may also cause death (BPHS 44.6 - 44.7) Predominant KillerIf Saturn is ill-disposed and be related to a Maraka Graha (as mentioned above), he will be the first to kill in p…

Tropical or Sidereal Zodiac

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

Tropical zodiac is based on the Earth's yearly movement around the Sun. The movement of earth around the is the cause of change of seasons. Can you say why? This is because of the tilt of Earth which is 23d 27m from the vertical axis. If the tilt was not there there there would not be any change of season. While the earth moves around the sun, the tilt changes with respect to the ecliptic (the plane of Sun and Earth's orbit). During spring and autumn, when the day and night are the same, the tilt with respect to the ecliptic is zero. While during the Summer, the hemisphere which has summer would tilt towards the fac…