Sunday, February 24, 2008

Navamsa lagna in various houses from Rasi Lagna

Jaimini Sutras 4.3.69 - 4.3.73
यत्ने अंशत॥
yatne aṁśata||
The result of navamsa lagna in various houses as counted form the rasi lagna is explained in the following aphorisms.

राज्ये नीचः॥
rājye nīcaḥ||
If the navamsa lagna is placed in a sign which is in the 12th house from the rasi lagna, the native will be base and gross.

धने कामी॥
dhane kāmī||
If the navamsa lagna is placed in the 9th house from the rasi lagna, the native will be passionate.

धर्मे मोक्षः॥
dharme mokṣaḥ||
If the navamsa lagna is placed in the 11th house from the rasi lagna, the native will attain moksha.

धान्ये पापी॥
dhānye pāpī||
If the navamsa lagna is in the 7th house from the rasi lagna, the native will be sinful.

The aphorisms given above give us the clue on how to analyze the placement of navamsa lagna in various sign as seen from the rasi lagna. For example, if the rasi lagna is placed in Aries and the navamsa lagna is placed in the Taurus, which is 2nd from the rasi lagna, what kind of results can be read from such placements. This helps us in a big way in fixing the right navamsa lagna if there are doubts in doing so.

The principles of judging the results from placement of navamsa lagna with respect to the rasi lagna is not given straight away and Maharishi Jaimini wants us to decipher them based on the examples he has given for few houses. Here, our tradition comes to our rescue, which says that whichever house the navamsa lagna is placed with respect to the rasi lagna, the 2nd house from it will be pronounced in the life of the native. Thus if the navamsa lagna is in the 11th from the rasi lagna, the 2nd house from it, which is 12th house gains prominence and the native can even attain moksha.

Now why 2nd house? Well! this is based on two principles:

1. Since Navamsa governs over our past life and spiritual merit (dharma), it also has a strong say on the fruit of actions we have to experience due to karma of past lives. Hence whichever sign the navamsa lagna is placed, the 5th from it confers good fortune on the native and that house should be treates as if lagna lord is placed over there. Thus if the navamsa lagna is placed in the 11th house, the 5th from it, i.e., 3rd house makes the person full of initiative and fortunate.

2. The house of achievement in this life would be the 10th house counted from the house obtained before (5th from the navamsa lagna), which happens to be the 2nd house from the lagna. Thus the areas the native attains prominence in this life will be shown by the 2nd house from the navamsa lagna as seen in the rasi chart. One should note the sign, house, planets and yogas in this house to judge the nature of results.

What maharishi gave in the 4 aphorisms are only guide to the nature of results as seen from the navamsa lagna's placement from the rasi lagna. They are however only indicative and not comprehensive. Intelligent astrologers should apply the common principles of houses, planets and the yogas to decipher more. The following section gives a more detailed analysis (although not exhaustive).

To be continued...

OM TAT SAT

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