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Anuj Anand, India

Babban Kumar Singh, India


Bhaskaran Natesan, India
Carole McMechan, Canada
Gary Gomes, USA
Juliana Swanson, Hawaii
DiNorah Nasturas, Canada
Rahul Vedi, Australia
Renay Oshop, USA
Rushikesh Deshpande, U.K
Shanmukha, India
Shubhangi Naik, India
Special Thanks Sri Ganesh, India
(In Alphabetical Order) YenBeeyes, India
Anand Patil
Bal Krishna Patel
Bhaskar Rao Grace & Inspiration
Chandra Shetty (In Alphabetical Order)
Dominic Dsouza Alan Leo
Dr. Vaish (Banaras) Al-Biruni
Dr. Sanghavi Bepin Behari
Jamnadas Ji (Banaras) C. G. Rajan
Narhari C. J. Krishnaswamy
Prabhakar Shukla C. S. Patel
Prof Chandrama Pandey (Banaras Hindu University) C.E.O Carter
Prof. Ramchandra Pandey (Banaras Hindu University, ex- Chitnis
Jyotish Head) Dane Rudhyar
Prof.Chandramouli Upadhayay (Banaras Hindu H.R.Shankar
University) Helena Blavatsky
Late Prof P. K. Dongre J. N. Bhasin
Rahul Mishra (Banaras) Kepler
Raja Rao Lois Rodden
Rajesh Khambekar M. Khareghat
Ravindra Kumar Gupta (Banaras) Meena
Upendra Singh Bhadoriya N. Sundara Rajan
B.D.Vaghela Narendra Desai
Vinay Patwardhan Navathe
Lorin Cerina (Croatia) Ptolemy
P.S. Iyer
P.S.Sastri
Saptarishi’s Volunteer Team Reinhold Ebertine
(In Alphabetical Order) R. Lakshmanan
Babaji R.Santhanam
Bhushan. K Richard Houck
Babban Kumar Singh S. Kannan
DiNorah Kitchener Sepharial
Rushikesh Deshpande Seshadiri Iyer
R. Ramanathan Srikant Mehta
Juliana Swanson St. Germaine
Shubhangi Naik V. Subramanium Shastry
Shastry Y. K. Pradhan

Designers Translations & Proofing (In Alphabetical Order)


(In Alphabetical Order) Andrée Leclerc, Canada
Ajit Saini Boiko Natali, Russia
Anand Koth Guruswaran, USA
Anis Ansari Jagannadha Rao Eluri, India
N.Suryanarayan, India
Copy Editors (In Alphabetical Order) Sriram Medapalli, India
Tushar Mestry, India
A. K. Singh, India
Andy Whitewaters, U.K
Vol 5 Feb 2009 – 1st Annual Issue

CONTENT

Article Author Page

1 Vol 5 Publitorial Saptarishis Astrology 05

Western Astrology
2 Timing Cupid ‐ From A Researcher's Diary Ron Bippus, Canada 19
3 12 Signs In 2009 Tricia, UK 32
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4 7 degree of Aquarius/Leo Axis & Other Thoughts Michele Adler, USA 45
5 The Lunar Nodes on the Solar Markers Adam Gainsburg, USA 54
6 Transits and Switchphrases Kat Miller, USA 60
7 Historia de la Astrología – History of Astrology Alejandro Christian Luna, 69
(Spanish) Argentina
8 Active Astrology – 1 Ciro Discepolo, Italy 76
9 Greek Medicine & Astrology ‐1 & 2 David Osborn, USA 80
10 Great Depression Or Not Robert Gover, USA 87
11 The Great Depression & Now Robert Gover, USA 90
12 The Power Of Image In Astrology Grazia Mirti, Italy 95
13 Deklinacije – Declinations (Croatian) Lorin Cerina, Croatia 101
14 New Horary System Revealed Paul Langeveld, Netherlands 118
15 Astrology For Beginners ‐1 Holly Hall, USA 121
16 Bible & Astrology ‐1 Jay Weiss, Sweden 127
17 Moon Venus Conjunction 27th Feb 2009 Dr Tony Phillips, USA 136

Indian Astrology
18 Subscription SA 138
19 Combinations For Successful Astrologers N Sundara Rajan, India 139
20 The Astrology Of Astrologers Terri McCartney, USA 153
21 Guru Nadi ‐1 Chandrashekhar Sharma, India 161
22 Saptarishis Nadi ‐ Gemini Asc ‐ Chart 2 Yenbeeyes, India 168
23 Comet Lulin's Gives Green Light To Earth Margaret George, U.K 177
24 Rare Octuplets Krishnamurthy S, India 182
25 Birth Time Rectification‐ An Innovative Approach Krishnamurthy S, India 185
26 Exaltation & Debilitation ‐Astronomically 1 V.P.Jain, India 202
27 Chandrat Nakshatra Bindu ‐ 1 Paresh Desai, India 208
28 Dnyaneshwari ‐ Chapter 3 V.V.Shirvaikar, USA 211
29 The Mystic Red Book Rabinder Nath Bhandhari, India 217
30 New Light On Jaimini Astrology – Part 2 Madhura Krishnamurthi Sastri, India 224
31 The Best Kept Secret of Pukhraj Alok Jagawat, India 232
32 Mrigasira Nak Padas In Ravana Samhita S.C.Kursija, India 236
33 Bhrighu Saral Paddathi – 3 & 4 Saptarishis Astrology 251
34 The Original Teachings of Yoga: From Patanjali Back to Vamadeva Shastri 261
Hiranyagarbha (David Frawley), USA
35 Kumaraswamiyam ‐3 Viswalingam Padmanabhan, India 266
36 Diseases (Malayalam ) Mohan Das, India 273
37 Sukar Nadi ‐ 4 Saptarishis Astrology Team 277
38 Gripping Of Planets By The Nodes ‐ 3 Babubhai Yodh & B.D.Vaghela, India 292
39 Tingling Of Body Parts Raghavendra Rao, India 300
40 Future Prediction From Palmistry T.Stokes, U.K 304
41 House In Hand T.Stokes, U.K 307
42 Sri Sri Tadepalli Shastry Garu ‐2 Shreeram Balijepalli, Canada 310
43 Gangadhar Dasa U.K.Jha, India 314
44 True Jaimini Navamsa Revealed ‐ 1 (South Indian charts) Shanmukha, India 337
45 True Jaimini Navamsa Revealed ‐ 1 (North Indian charts) Shanmukha, India 352
46 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Vic Di Cara, USA 367
47 Rudra’s Army Attacks Mumbai Robert Koch, USA 376
48 Horoscope‐ Male or Female? Yenbeeyes, India 394
49 Kala Chakra Dasa – A Critical Review Shakti Mohan Singh, India 408
50 10th House ‐ Paradox Of Laghu Parasari Ashok Upadhaya, India 416
51 Saptarishis Gurukul SA 418

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a\p-jyÀ¡p­m-Ip¶ tcmK-§Ä ico-c-¯nsâ hnhn[ `mK-§-fn F´m-sW¶pw
AXnsâ NnIn-Õ-b pÄs¸-sS-bpsS {]Xn-hn-[n-IÄ GsX-Ãm-sa¶pw tPymXn-j -¯n \h-{K-l-§ -
fpÄs¡m-Åp¶ k]vXmw-K-§-fn-eqsS kq£va \nco-£Ww \S¯n I­p ]nSn-bv¡ m-hp-¶-Xm-Ip-
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{]m]n-¡ p-¶-Xn\v km[n-bv¡ p-¶-Xp-am-Ip-¶p.

PmX-I -{K-l-Øn-Xn, {]iv\w, Bcq-Uw, DZ-bw, {Xnkv^pSw, ]©-kq-{X-§Ä, NXp-kv^p-


Sw, AwiIw F¶o Imcy-§-fmWv ASn-Ø m-\-§Ä.

"B[msc {]Yaw kl-{k-In-cWw Xmcm-[n]w kzm{itb


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{`qat²y `rKp \µ\w Zn\-assW ]p{Xw {XnIqÀUØte
\mUo aÀ½ kpcmlp tIXp Kpfn-I m³ \nXyw {]W-am-aylw'

F¶ imkv{X-kn-²m-´ -¯m kÀƯn\pw B[mc `qX-a mb kqcy\v


kl-{km-ca - mb aqem-[m-chpw AXnsâ kzm{i-b-Øm-\-amb Bk\w, XpS-IÄ N{µ\pw, Zl-t\-
{µn-b-§fpw `mK-§fpw IpP\pw, lrZbw _p[³, IWvThpw `mKhpw Kpcp-hn\pw, {`qa²yw
ip{I\pw inc-Ên \mUo-hyql tI{µo-I-cW `mK-¯n\v aµ-\pw, \b-\w, Z´w, ]mZw, \mUo-
R-c¼ - p-IÄ, aÀ½-§Ä F¶n-h-IÄ¡v kÀ¸³, inJn, amµn F¶n-§s\ B[n-Im-c n-I-ambn
Xcw Xncn-¨n-cnbv¡p¶p.

{]iv\-¯n ap³ ]dª Xc-¯n-epÅ Bcq-Vw, apX-em-b-h-Isf ASn-Ø m-\-s¸-Sp¯n


{Kl-Øn-Xn-I-fn-eqsS tcmK-\nÀ®bw \S-¯ p-¶-Xn\v km[n-bv¡ p-¶-Xm-Ip-¶p.

km[m-cW
- -bmbn {Xn\mUo hnj-b-amWv tcmtKm-ev]-¯nbv¡v \nZm-\-sa-¶mWv BNm-cy-a-Xw.
t{]màw {XntZmj kw_tÔm hcm-l-an-ln-tcm-ZnXx
{KlmWmw {]mKtY Zm\ow hN-apàw kmckw{Ktl

{]iv\-amÀ¤w þ 12-þmw A²ym-bw. 10-þmw tÇmIw


(km-c-t_m-[n\n hymJym-\w)

hmXw, ]n¯w, I^w F¶-Xm-W tÃm {Xn\m-Un-IÄ. Ch-I-fpsS tIm]-amWv hyXy-kvX-


bmÀ¶ Akp-J-§Ä¡v \nZm-\w. _m[m-]o-V-bm-em-sW-¦nepw BZyw Cu {Xn\m-Un-Isf
{]tIm-]n-¸n-¨ psIm­mWv Akp-Js¯ \ÂIp-¶-Xv.
am\-kn-Im-h-Ø, lrZ-b w, izmk-tIm-iw, IcÄ, Zl-\-{K-Ùn-IÄ, AØn, Xe-t¨m-dv, \mUo-hyq-
lw, càw, amwk-t ]-in-IÄ, Pemw-i w, Bam-i-bw, P\-t\-{µn-b-§Ä, Dt∙-jw, Dt¯-P-\w,
{ih-Ww, ImgvN, kv]Ài-\w, kzmZv, izmtkm-Ñzmkw XpS§n FÃm hnj-b-§-sfbpw A]{K-Yn-
s¨-Sp-¡m³ km[n-bv¡ p-¶-Xm-Ip-¶ p.

C¶s¯ kaq-l-¯n hfsctbsd ImWp¶ Hc-kp-J-amWv


am\-kn-Im-kz-Ø-X.

CXn-s\-¡ p-dn¨v BNm-cy-∙mÀ a\z-´-c-§Ä¡v ap³]v Xs¶ Kth-j-W-§Ä \S¯n


am\h kaq-l-¯n\v kw`m-h\ sNbvXn-«p-­v.

BNm-cy-∙m-cpsS aX-a-\p-k-cn¨v A]-kvam-cw, D∙mZw F¶n§s\ {][m-\-ambn c­mbn


Xncn-¨n-cn-¡ p-¶ p.

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CXv c­nsâbpw ]oV AYhm D]-{Zhw am\h kaq-l-¯n\v am\-kn-Im-h-Øsb XIÀ¡p¶
ØnXn-bm-W v.

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]m]-{K-lm-ho-cy-b p-Xmkv{XntImtW
ImÀhm-´y-]-kvam-ca - -km²y tcmKw
amµym-\zn-XmtÝ ip` ssZc-ZrjvS mx

F¶-im-kv{X-h-N \w h¨v {]iv\-`m-h-¯n aµt\m kÀ¸t\m AYhm c­p-t]-cptam AjvS-a-


¯nepw At¸mÄ _e-hm-∙m-cmb aäp ]m]-{K-l-§Ä 5,9, F¶o `mh-§-fnepw \n¶mÀ AXn-I-
Tn-\-amb A]-kvamc tcmKs¯ Xs¶ ]d-b-Ww.

F¶m amµn-bpsS tbmK-Zr-jvSn-I-fn-te-sX-¦nepw H¶v taev]-dª {Kl-§Ä¡v D­m-


hp-Ibpw ip`-tbm-K-Zr-jvSym-Zn-IÄ H¶pw Xs¶-bn-ÃmXn-cnbv¡ pIbpw sNbvXm A§-s\-bpÅ
A]-kvamcw Akm-²y-amb ITn-\m-]-kvam-c-sa¶v ]d-tb-­-Xm-Wv.
A]-kvamcw F¶Xv {][m-\-ambn aq¶v hn[w.

1. _m[m- {]m[m\yw sIm­p-­m-Ip-¶ Xv


2. tcmK-§Ä¡v {]m[m\yw hcp-¶Xv
3. _m[bpw tcmKhpw tNÀ¶p-]-{Z-hn-bv¡ p-¶-Xv.

]qÀÆ-P∙- -¯n sNbvXp-t ]m-bn-«pÅ ]m]-IÀ½-§-fpsS ^e-§Ä A\p-`-hn-bv¡m-\m-bn-


«mWv C¯-c-¯n-epÅ amc-I m-kp-J-§Ä `hn-¡p-¶-Xv. tcmK-i-a-\-¯n\v CXv a\-Ên-em¡n
kzbw ]Ým-¯-]n¨v A\p-tbmPy tZhs\ X]w sNbvXv A\p-{K-l-kn²n t\Sn NnIn-Õbpw
\S-¯n-bm tcmK-¯n\v ]qÀ®-i-a\w hcp-¶-Xm-Ip-¶ p.
""P∙m-´c IrXw ]m]w
hym[n cqt]W PmbtX''
l´p Ima³, c´p Ima³, t`màp Ima³ F¶n-§-s\-bmWv {][m\ aq¶-]-kvam-c§ - Ä.

l´p Ima³ : NnInÕ sIm­pw am{´nIw sIm­pw ia\w hcm-¯Xpw acWw hsc XpS-cp-
sa-¶p-am-W m-N m-cy-∙mÀ ]d-bp-¶-Xv. ITn-\-amb A]-kvamc tNjvS-IÄ ImWn-bv¡p-¶-Xp-am-bn-cn-
¡pw. aäp-Å-hsc D]-{Z-hn-¡ p-Ibpw ]oVn-¸n-¡p-Ibpw hfsc Bt{Imiw \S-¯p¶ {]Ir-X-hp-
am-bn-cn-bv¡ pw.

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\w. {]mb-]qÀ¯n-bmb kv{ Xo ]pcp-j-∙m-cn-emWv CXv Gähpw IqSp-X ]oVn-¸n-¡p-¶-Xv. Nne
Znh-k-§-fn ChÀ¡v kv{Xo ]pcpj kwtbmKw bYmÀ°-¯n A\p-`-hn-bv¡ p-¶-Xmbn
tXm¶p-Ibpw C{µn-b-kvJ-e\w hsc kw`-hn-¡p-¶Xpw can¨v Ign-ªm hfsc iàn-£bw
h¶v XfÀ¨bpw A\p-`h - -s¸-Sp-¶p. Btcm-Kyhpw kuµ-cyhpw \jvS-s¸-S p-¶-tXmsS NnIn-
Õbpw am{´n-I-hpw-sIm­pw c­pw Hcp-an-¨ mbpw shtÆ-sd-bm-sW-¦nepw amdp-¶-Xp-am-Ip-¶p.

t`màp Ima³ : C¯-c¯ - n-epÅ A]-kvamc ZqXn-Isf NnIn-Õ-tbm-sSm¸w A\p-tbm-Py-amb


_en-XÀ¸-W m-Zn-IÄ \S-¯n-bm amdn kpJw {]m]n-bv¡p-¶-Xm-Ip-¶p.

B[p-\nI sshZy-im-kv{X-¯n C¯-c-¯n-epÅ Akp-J-§ sf amäp-hm³ tPymXn-j-


¯nsâ klmbw IqSn-bp-s­-¦n Ipd¨p IqSn km²y-am-Ip-¶-Xm-W v.

inh ZqXn-IÄ, hnjvW p ZqXn-IÄ, {_Ò ZqXn-IÄ.

inh ZqXn-IÄ A]-kvamcw


hnjvWp ZqXn-IÄ KÔÀÆ-∙ mÀ
{_Ò ZqXn-IÄ {_Ò-cm-£k hÀ¤-§Ä

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Ch-Isf {]iv\-¯n-e qsS a\-Ên-e m¡n Ah-Isf AaÀ¨ sN¿p-¶-Xn-\pÅ hn[n-Isf,
]qÀÆ-P∙- -tZm-j-]-cn-lm-chpw \S¯n, Ah-c-h-cpsS tZmj-§sf ]c-am-h[n Ahsc t_m[y-s¸-
Sp-¯ m³ Ign-ªm AXp sN¿p-Ibpw AYhm aäp _Ôp-¡sf [cn-¸n¨v {]mb-Ý n¯ IÀ½-
§Â A\p-jvTn-¨-Xn-\p-tijw tlma-XÀ¸-Wm-Zn-Ifpw _enbpw [mcbpw \S-¯n-b-Xn\v tijw
Cuiz-cm-\p-{K-l-apÅ sshZy-∙ m-sc-s¡m­v ikv{X-{Inb hsc th­n h¶m \S-¯n-bmÂ
tcmK-apàn t\Sm\pw kpJw {]m]n-bv¡p-hm\pw km[n-bv¡p-¶ -Xm-Ip-¶p.
""BcqtV {]_te hZ´n
kp[tbm tcmtKm-Ûhw _m[bmw
{]mKvetá {]_-te-X-Zm-ab KtW
hmNym {XntZm-tjm-Ûhw''
{]iv\-¯n Bcq-V-¯n-\mWv _e-sa-¦n _m[bv¡pw DZ-b-¯n-\m-sW-¦n {Xn\m-Un-
bv¡p-am-Wv, AXm-bXv tcmK-¯n-\p-amWv {]m[m-\y-sa-¶À°w.

Cu kn²m´w Xs¶-bmWv tcmK-hn-j-b-amb FÃm {]iv\-§Ä¡pw


FSp-t¡-­-Xv.

A]-kvam-c-¯nsâ ØnXn ]cn-tim-[n-bv¡ p-t¼mÄ D∙mZw F¶ Akp-Jhpw A]-kva mc C\-


¯n s]Sp-¶Xpw AXn-sâbpw tNjvTIfpw coXn-Ifpw GI-tZiw Hcp t]mse-bm-W -¦nepw
Nne hyXym-k-§Ä DÅ-Xp-am-I p-¶p.

{]iv\-amÀ¤w 12-þmw A²ym-b-¯n- -A-]-kvam-c w, D∙mZw F¶n-h-sb-¡ p-dn¨v hfsc


hnkvX-cn-¡ p-¶p-­v. AXv hfsc ^e-{]-Zhpw Xs¶-bm-Ip-¶p.

31 apX 62-þmw ]Zyw hsc-bpÅ BNm-cy-a-X-¯n \n¶pw Ch-I-fpsS NnInÕm {Ia-


s¯bpw {]Xn-]m-Zn-¡p-¶p.

""atµ-c-{Ô-KtX¦ lu Nn{X-tImW _en-t\¦-ip`w


tbmtKm¦-]-kvamc tZm `m\qÀ`u-aÝ KZ-Zu-bZn''

""izk\m aen\m \n{Zm Ör`n-Im-\-i\m XYm' F¶v XpS-§ p¶ imkv{X-a-\p-k-cn-¨ pÅ 12 ZqXn-


Ifpw inh ZqXn-I-fm-Ip-¶p. Ah-Isf kqNn-¸n-bv¡ p-¶p.

1. izk\ þ InX-¸p-­m-¡ p-¶h


2. aen\ þ amen-\ys¯ P\n-¸n-bv¡p¶p
3. \n{Z þ Dd-¡s¯ D­m-¡p-¶p.
4. Örw`nI þ tIm«phm D­m-¡ p-¶ Xv
5. A\-i\ þ `£Ww th­m¯ ØnXn
6. {Xmkn\n þ sR«Â D­m-¡p-¶Xv
7. tamln\n þ t_m[-t¡-Sp-­m-¡ p-¶Xv
8. t{Im[n\n þ t{Im[w D­m-¡ p-¶Xv
9. Xm]\o þ Np«p-\o-ä-ep-­m-¡ p-¶ Xv
10. tcmZ\o þ Ic-¨n-ep-­m-¡p-¶Xv
11. timjWn þ saen-¨n-ep-­m-¡p-¶Xv
12. [zwkn\n þ icocw \in-¸n-¡p-¶-Xv.

PmX-I-¯n alm-tbm-K-apÄs¸sS BbqÀ _e-apÅ Bfp-IÄ¡v C¯-c-¯n-epÅ amc-


I-amb Akp-J-§Ä `hn-¨m AXns\ ikv{X-{In-b-b pÄs¸sS sNbvXv amäm³ Ign-bp-¶-Xm-
sW¶v tPymXn-È mkv{Xw HmÀ½n-¸n-¡ p-¶ p.

imkv{Xw BÀ¯-hs¯ Ipdn¨v ]d-bp-¶-hbpw IqSn XpÑ-amb ka-b-¯n-\p-ÅnÂ


HmÀ½n-¸n-bv¡ p-¶p.
""IptPµp tlXp {]Xn-am-k-amÀ¯hw
KtXXp ]oUÀ£a-\p-jvW -Zo-[nXu
AtXm-\y-YmtØ ip` ]pw {Ktl £ntX

275
\tcW kwtbm-K-ap-ss]Xn Iman\n''
hcm-l-an-lnc tlmc-bn 4þmw A²ym-bw.

kv{Xobv¡v BÀ¯-h w F¶Xv KÀ`m-i-b-¯n\v ]qÀ®-h-fÀ¨-bmbn AXns\ kwip-²-am¡n


hbv¡ p¶ kpc-£-bm-W v. AXn\v hn]-co-X-ambv h¶m AXn\v th­p¶ NnIn-Õbpw Imcy-
§fpw F§s\ sN¿-W-sa-¶-Xn-s\-¡p-dn¨pw tPymXn-jm-Nm-cy-∙mÀ ]d-ªn-«p-­v.

AjvSmwKlrZ-bw, {_lXv {]Pm-]-Xyw, hkn-jvSw, kvIÔ-t lm-c, kuc tlmc, kmcm-


hen F¶o {KÙ-§-fn Ch-sb-¡ p-dn¨v DNn-X-ambn {]Xn-]m-Zn-¨n-«p-­v. Ah-I-fn \n¶pw
BÀÖn-¨n-«pÅ NnIn-Õm-co-Xn-I-sfbpw {]Xn-]m-Zn-¨n-«p-­v.

EXp-a-Xn-bmb I\y-Ibv¡v 15 hbÊp apXÂ amXr-hmRvO XpS-§ p-I-bpw, ]pcpj


kwtbm-K-¯n\v Xmev]cyw hcn-Ibpw 51 hb-Êm-Ip-t¼mÄ km[m-cW KXn-bn kv{XoIÄ¡v
]p{X hmRvO Xocp-Ibpw sN¿p-¶p-sh¶v BNm-cy-∙mÀ imkv{ Xm-´-tcsW kaÀ°n-¡p-¶p.

k´m-t\m-ev]¯n Imew GXm-sW¶v Ah-c-h-cpsS PmX-I-ØnXn hni-I-e\w sNbvXv


a\-Ên-em-¡m³ km[n-¡p-¶p. P∙-\m k´-\-`mKyw Ds­-¦nepw AXn\v {]Xn-_-Ô-§Ä
h¶p-Im-W p-¶p-­v. AXn\v At¸mÄ k´m-\-hn-j-bs¯ kw_-Ôn¨v Z¼-Xn-I-fpsS t]cpw
\mfpw hbÊpw h¨v {]iv\w Bcq-Un¨v At¸m-gs¯ {Kl-Øn-Xn-sIm­v hni-I-e\w sNbv Xv
]cn-lmcw \S-¯n-bm k´m-\-kn²n `hn-¡p-¶-Xp-am-Ip-¶p. NneÀ ]qÀÆ-P-∙-tZm-j-¯m-epw,
Cl-I-À½-¯ m-epw, amXr, ]nXr-im-]w, ]c-tZ-hXm tIm]w, im]w F¶n-h-sIm­pw kÀ¸-im-]-
\n-an-¯hpw tcmK-§Ä sIm­pw k´m-\-kn-²n-bn-Ãm-Xn-cn-bv¡ p¶ kml-Ncyw km[m-c-W -bm-
Wv.

{]iv\¯n Bcq-VwapX-em-b-Xns\ hni-I-e\w \S-¯n-bm A\p-tbm-Pyhpw A\p-`h


- -
hp-amb ]cn-lmcw Is­-¯m³ km[n-¡ p-¶-Xm-sW¶v A\p-`-h-§-fn-eqsS ImWm-hp-¶-Xm-Ip-
¶p.
KÀ`-[m-cWw apXÂ 9 amkw 9 Znhkw 9 \mgnI 9 hn\m-gnI hsc-bmWv Hcp a\pjy inip-
hnsâ ]qÀ®-h-fÀ¨-sb-¶m-Nm-cy-∙mÀ ]d-bp-¶p.

Hmtcm amk-§-fnepw Hmtcm L«-§-fmbn inip hfÀ¶p ]qÀ®-am-Ip-¶Xpw Hmtcm amk-


¯nepw kzam-Xmhv inip-hn\v th­n A\p-jvTn-bvt¡-­p¶ Huj-[-co-Xn-I-sf-¡ p-dn¨pw {]Xv]m-
Zn-¡p-¶p.

hcm-l-an-lnc tlmc (kvIÔ tlmc, bh\ tlmc, ]cm-ic tlmc, skuc tlmc, _mZ-cm-
b´ tlmc, {]Pm-]-Xyw, hkn-jvTw, AjvSmw-K-lr-Zbw XpS-§nb alXv {KÙ-§-fn \n¶pw
sXc-sª-Sp-¯-h-bpÄs¸sS cq]o-I-cn¨ tlmc)

{]iv\ amÀ¤w, ^e-Zo-]nI F¶o {KÙ-§sf B[m-ca


- m¡n X¿m-dm-¡nb {]_Ôw

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Sukar Nadi ‐ 4
Mercury In Different Houses
By
Saptarishis Astrology Team
Copy Editor: Renay Oshop, USA.
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Mercury in I house

If strong Mercury is in lagna, the native will be intelligent, have proficiency in writing, a
magician mind, will know two languages, will be handsome and attractive to females. (123)

(«õÁ)

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Brave and Courageous, friendly with relatives, short tempered, good to outsiders, fond of
good food and pan, will live a life praised by all, long hand and legs with dense hair, broad
chest, proper teeth line and broad forehead.
(124)
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Will have intentions to take away the things of others, will attain proficiency with one
foreign language, will punish those who oppose him, and have many friends of the
opposite sex, will be fond of his brave children with whom he will show extra love and (125)
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affection.

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Publisher: Mercury is the significator (karaka) for intelligence, mastery over communications and
language. The reason is in the Kala Chakra Kundali (Natural Zodiac) Mercury rules the sign Gemini
& it is in the 3H which symbolizes writing, language, communication and brings in the intelligence of
the male and female energy (Gemini) into the Ascendant (Lagna). 3H is the house of hands and if its
lord comes in Asc which is the body, it brings in those qualities of broad chest and long hands to the
1H.

American‐British poet, playwright, literary critic and editor; he was a leader of the modernistic
movement in poetry. Eliot was awarded both the British Order of Merit and the Nobel Prize for
Literature. From 1911 to 1914 he studied Sanskrit and read Indian philosophy back at Harvard. Probably
one of the most erudite English poets of his time, his first important published work and the first
masterpiece of modernism in English was "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."
You can see that Mer is in the Asc with Asc lord making this Mercury very strong thereby. Mercury
is also 9H lord, and he had learnt Sanskrit too. Sukar Rishi says Mer in 1H can give mastery over two
languages and one of them could be a foreign language (Sanskrit in this case). There is a small but
ignored and yet unrevealed method of seeing a chart. Take the above chart for example. The Asc is 7
in number. Go to 7th house of the chart. This will become key. 7H is house of public and relationship,
so when he activated this house by his work, called ‘Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, his Asc got
activated, that is, his Mercury. The Lord of his 7H is mars which is conjoined with his 3L of writing,
Jupiter, and placed in the 2H of status – which he is what he got and he earned from it too, as it is 2H
of vocation.
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This Mer in 1H is shared in the charts of celebrity communicators like George Lucas, British actor
writer David Benson and so on.
Mercury in II house

If Mercury is in second house, will have children (Putra Bhagyam), knowledge in sciences
(shastras), wealthy (dhanavaan) like king, will get hidden treasures, will enjoy all types of
comforts (bhog), doer of good deeds, will live clean life, smart enough to make even
enemies bow to him (126)
(«õÁ)
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Pleasant and Sweet talker, less education, prolific speaker, more interested in search of
wealth, will spend or will lose some wealth due to lust, will create wealth independently.
(127)
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Ability to know others behavior, will praise the saints (sadhu’s), not afraid of death (not
afraid of lord of death), strong will, self developed knowledge in music, nice to outsiders,
excessive affection over woman folks, will live a life praised by others (128)

Publisher: If we take the words self developed knowledge in music to mean in a loose manner those
who are in effect in the music business, we get 151 charts of celebs who are in the music business in
some form or the other. See chart below of a composer.

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Scottish poet, composer and folk singer. Henderson was awarded the Somerset Maugham Award in
1948 for his poetic work, "Ninth Elegy for the Dead in Cyrenaica." One may observe that his Mer is
in the 2nd house, as per Sukar Rishi, giving him music ability but it is with Rahu (dead ones) and
incidentally his work is titled ‘9th Elegy for the Dead….’

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Mercury in III house

Comfortable, will have brothers, growth in the house, wife will have divine blessings of
Goddess of Wealth (mother Lakshmi) and have comforts of keeping and growing cow at
home (129)
(«õÁ)
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Will learn many types of skills, fine arts like sculpture, including jyotish will come to him
voluntarily (say automatically), interested in enjoying pursuits of pleasure in the initial
part of life and in later part, will be interested in doing good deeds and will live as such.
During middle age, will get gastric illness which will be cured later. (130)

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Brother will take birth and then die. There is excess love and affection over his children.
He will not inherit or get father’s property. There is deep religious belief, he is interested
in woman folk, loved by outsiders, and will do lot of punya deeds (good deeds), be
obedient to his parents and will never ignore their words. (131)

Publisher: Our database search revealed around 229 charts for astrologers & predictors. You can see
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that Sage Sukar mentions Jyotish will come automatically and wife will have blessings of the goddess
of wealth – Mother Lakshmi. Lets take the chart of the Varahamihira of the West, the one they called
William Lilly

The author of "Christian Astrology", 1647, "A Guide for Astrologers", 1676, and an autobiography in
1715. Lilly acquired a fortune by marriage which allowed him the leisure to study and follow his bent.
His Amk (Career) is in the 8H and that too planet Jupiter, in our earlier articles also we had
mentioned about this Jupiter in 8H quality, but let’s come to Sage Sukar pointing out that Jyotish will
come naturally to a person with Mer in the 3H and this can be seen by his books, which still remains
the Bible of Astrology in the West. 3L of Upadesha (advice) of an astrologer is the fiery planet Mars
in the fiery sign of Leo in the 7H of public and pada prapti (position gain). So if he predicts on fire
(Mars) what will happen? Lilly caused much controversy in 1666 for allegedly predicting the Great
Fire of London some 14 years before it happened. For this reason many people believed that he might
have started the fire, but there is no evidence to support these claims. He was tried for the offence in
Parliament but was found to be innocent. Till this date his most memorable prediction remains the
Great Fire of London, we are told.

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Mercury in IV house

Note: This sloka text is not clear and hence the translation is not full.

Will have rights but for what is not given clearly stated, will speak quickly, or otherwise
also can indicate a quick nature. The word “ aadigaamam shirushta balitthudu” can also
mean excessive adherence to idealism, say a perfect character. (132)

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Will acquire lands and building, will keep doing charity even at the cost his health, kind
and fond of good passionate music, will decipher and say justice, proficiency in many
skills, liar, ability to make all believe.
(133)
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Will possess lands, animals like cow, etc., will acquire yoga like surya, will have great
name and fame, wealth will come in many ways, too much attraction to woman, fond of
sensual pleasures, will live a life praised by others during entire life term, good personality,
excellent diplomatic qualities, as he knows when to speak what.
(134)

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Mercury in V house

Sick and illness, danger to pitru’s (ancestors), intelligent, will live praised life, children
(sons) will take birth and then die, cheating intentions, adamant, strong will, will do many
business (135)
(«õÁ)

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CŸÁ‡® «ïò¡ èœ÷ºœ÷£¡
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«î¡«ð£¡ø õ£˜ˆ¬î»œ÷£¡ àˆF¬ñ‰î£

Will not believe his spouse, fond of food and snacks, will keep on changing places and will
be adopted by somebody, will possess huge wealth, will marry two wives and live entire
life term, fond of son, a sweet talker. (136)

Publisher: 5H is the house of one’s intelligence/mind and Mer the intelligent planet placed in 5h can
give intelligence as stated by Sage Sukar. Mercury is a neutral gender planet and it being placed in the
5h of children is not conducive for child birth. Hence Rishi (sage) mentions children will take birth
and die. Also in the Kala Chakra Kundali Mer owns the 3H – death & 6H of diseases, hence it being
placed in the 5H of children can make them die very early. Often during our early years of astrology
we take a dictum from a classic of a sage and when it does not work in 100% of the charts we ignore it
or blame that sage’s rules for not working, in the process forgetting that if a rule has been it is just for
a basic understanding, and we forget that the other 8 planets must also contribute to the event to
happen.
Records search shows 18 cases of parents who had Mer in 5H and one of their children have died
either instantly or even as late as the age of 30 whereas the above verse means infant mortality and
not death of child in 20s, 30s. For example, the case of Bill Cosby (note daylight savings is applicable
in this chart) the American comedian actor famous for his show ‘The Cosby Show’.

On 1/17/1996 his only son, Ennis, was shot to death while changing a flat tire on a freeway off‐ramp,
in Bel Air, CA. His son Ennis was born on 04/15/1969.
The sage mentions children will take birth and then die, but that is to be taken to be reflected
in the case of charts of parents. Let’s twist it and see in charts of children who were born and died if
this rule applies keeping in the backdrop that Mer is 3L of death & 6L of obstacles in Naisargik Chart.
Now, generally we take 1H for the entry of the soul, but there are traditions which take 5H for entry
of the soul and 9H for exit of the soul. Some take 5h for previous birth and 9H for future births hence
this window of 5H entry and 9H exit is taken by those traditions in India. Let us for the sake of
Mercury in 5H study how many charts one gets of cases of infant mortality: we get 29 cases of infant
mortality from our limited database. Examples aren’t proven if a rule given by a sage can be twisted,
but for the sake of freedom of expression let’s take an example below

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Australian Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The baby died on 11/18/1977, two months old. Here Mer
is in the 5H & the baby died. One can notice that the lordship of Mer is 6L & 3L conjoined with
Saturn Sun. The jeeva (life) Jupiter is in marana karaka stana (not happy position) with Asc Lord (self)
Mars. Noteworthy for Jupiter in Marana Karaka Position, it is a night birth.

Attempt is not being made to twist the words of the sage but to make us think differently and
see in light the characteristics of Mercury when we relate its energies to Kala Chakra Kundali which
normally astrologers avoid to see that it is a 3L of death and 6L of obstacles and disease and we
normally just think of Mer as communications….

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ÝP«ô ¹‰F ÜμA«ò J¼‰î£™


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Mercury in VI house

Aversion to food, diseases of lower abdomen (kunma roga), pain in the lower abdomen,
piles, these three incurable diseases will keep on harassing or hurting. The person will lose
weight and will become lazy and become master in complaining about everything. (137)

(«õÁ)

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ªð¼¬ñ»ì¡ ð£õ˜èÀ‹ 𣘈î£ó£A™
²‰îóŸ° Ü‹ñ£Â‹ i´‹ ï£vF
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²ð˜ 𣘂è M¼ˆF»œ«÷£¡ Þ¡«ù£Â‚°Š
ð‰îºœ÷ ¼í‹ õ‰¶ Gõ˜ˆFò£°‹
ð£ôQõ¡ îù‚°«ñ H¡ù£™«ò£è‹
M‰¬î»ì¡ G¬ùò£î ªð£¼À‹ CˆF
Mˆî蟰 ñù‚èõ¬ô »‡ªì¡ð£«ó

Loss of uncle and house, if aspected by malefics. If aspected by benefics, then growth,
some kind of illness (must be hereditary) will appear but later get cured, good life in later
part, will get all things like magic, lifelong will be mentally worried. (138)

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ÜAôñF™ ðôñ£¬î„ «ê˜‰î «ó£è‹
b¬ñ»œ÷ M¬óîQ«ô õ‰¶«ê¼‹
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«êñºì¡ Þ¼‰¶«ñ Ý»œñ†´‹
ªê™õQõ¡ °¡ø£¶ õ£‚°ñ¡ù£

Younger brother is very famous, disease due to sexual affairs with many woman will catch
his testicles, marital bliss with wife is less, attracted to prostitutes, will accumulate wealth
including lands, will live dominant life during entire life term without any hassles. (139)

Publisher: Chart of 36 year old Mozart – World Renowned Composer

Sage Sukar suggests that Mer in the 6H gives abdominal diseases that could be incurable. Of course,
we all know that things cannot be taken in solitude and that the whole chart needs to be studied. His
time of birth is as per his father's letter in a biography by J.G. Prodhomme. Astro data bank gives
source of death as kidney disease & poor health. Note Mer in 6H for abdominal diseases and observe
that he died in the 36th year which means 12th House as per BCP method. Now 12th lord of death/exit
is Moon who is placed in the 4H with Pluto (Yama) and this moon is in Jyestha Nakshatra whose
lord Mer (Sukar Rishi’s verse) is placed in the 6H of abdominal disease. Coming back to the 12H of
36th year of exit, it has Neptune over there, which means something mysterious/non traceable, so his
death can be of a kind which would never be traced.
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Wikipedia says ‘The cause of Mozart's death cannot be determined with certainty. Dozens of
theories have been proposed, including trichinosis, influenza, mercury poisoning, and a rare kidney
ailment.’ Once again let’s see his 36th year = 12H over there Neptune is placed and the 12L is Moon so
these two planets can give some events. 12th lord Moon is 27.20 which when converted to days is 332.78
days. Added to his last birth day, we get the date as 20th Dec 1791, whereas his date of death was 5th
Dec 1791.

Other Charts with Mer in 6H & Stomach Problems

Name: ATGET, JEAN EUGENE, Date: 2/12/1857, Time: 18:00 LMT (+0:01), Place: Libourne, France
Lat: 44 N 55 Lng: 00 W 14
Details: French photographer, renowned for the wide variety of his work that ranged from shrubs and
flowers to street musicians and architecture, to indoors and outdoors shots that earned him a
reputation by some of being one of the greatest photographers that ever lived.
Mer in 6H: Plagued by a stomach ulcer in his 50’s, he drank nothing but boiled water and ate nothing
but a form of pancake. His diet consisted of bread, milk and lump sugar.

Name: ANGELINI, ANNAGEMMA, Date: 12/30/1933, Time: 17:50 MET (‐1:00), Place: Zucchi, Italy
Lat: 44 N 29, Lng: 11 E 26
Details: Italian journalist and musical critic.
Mer in 6H: Died of cancer of pancreas 6/15/1986.

Name: JOFFREY, ANVER, Date: 12/24/1928, Time: 18:43 PST (+8:00), Place: Seattle, WA, Lat: 47 N
36 Lng: 122 W 20
Details: American dancer and choreographer who held dance as his dream from the age of seven
Mer in 6H: He suffered from asthma and died of a treatment for an ailment that caused a liver
condition, on 3/25/1988, New York.

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. . . . .

Mercury in VII house

Guru with different approach, scholar and jnani (very knowledgeable), saint like. . . . (140)

(«õÁ)

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Will get wife’s property, loved by Vedic scholars, will have sexual affairs voluntarily with
many woman, critic knowledge in music, will do many punya deeds, will have an illness (141)

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due to woman, egoistic talker and will live without any loss.

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Will satisfy his sexual pleasure by asking woman to do/perform, will build a house with
land, wealthy, good personality, charitable talker, will not do any harm or bad, will learn
ancient texts by asking questions, blessings of vak devi saraswathi, will be able to
understand the nuances of various types of music. (142)

Publisher: Kindly note that Rishi Sukar mentions ‘Blessings of Vak Devi Saraswathi’ & ‘Knowledge
of Ancient Texts’, for an astrologer in India the most desired thing is Vak Siddhi, which means
whatever he says comes true and this is attributed since Ancient times to Goddess Saraswathi’. Shri
B. V. Raman the late renowned astrologer also had Mer in 7H and his knowledge of ancient texts is
well known.

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Mercury in VIII house

With long life and house, will flourish, become fatty and childish, will grow manifold, and
earn popularity (143)

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Deceptive, ability to know / understand even undiscovered Vedas including Jyotish, can
remain like cat which attracts lot of bees, excessive talker, say argumentative, excessive
attraction to and thinking about woman with big breasts. (144)

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Short tempered, will change his hatred over woman quickly, will talk sweetly with learned
people to know suitable works for him, not afraid of lord of death, one woman will have
affair with him voluntarily, will live life happily in own house with land, animals, and
other comforts. (145)

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Mercury in IX house

As bright as light of Krishna, affected with sickness caused by vata, pitta, and kapha
disorders . (146)

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Will have special property, have comforts of servant maids, have fame life long, be fond of
many things, have father’s property, have strong opinions and expertise in mathematics. (147)

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With specific focus, will accumulate a lot of wealth, say 100,000 sovereigns, glows as
bright as the Sun, interested in decorating himself, have a good personality and charitable
words. Everybody including the king will respect him, be a sweet talker, will live without
any fear. His touch on things will show yogam, say gains. (148)

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Mercury in X house

One who performed punya deeds, dharma deeds, enjoyer of comforts, will cause eye illness
which will trouble him a lot. (149)

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His fame is such that even a king will respect and bow. He is fatty, of a charitable nature,
good personality and build, will first understand the work and then s/he works hard, can
make people work like revolving wheel with his brilliance, will learn many skill sets, does
not worry at all (takes it easy), is nice to outsiders, not good with relatives. (150)

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Will do much business, before predicting consider the nakshatra padas on which the
mercury is placed in this house, has no use or benefit of position attained, and will reveal,
only when depressed, lifelong worries but earns name and fame in life.
(151)

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Mercury in XI house

Unfettered profits and gains, will be loyal and truthful. (152)


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More interest in profits and gains, have elder siblings, less marital bliss with wife,
attracted to prostitutes, have the nature of accumulating things in many ways for giving it
to woman folk, not so much clean character. (153)

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Mercury in XII house

Wants to do immediately everything, but he thinks or plans or wants, smart, courageous,


will be supported by kings (say, superiors or higher ups). (154)

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In later part of the life, he will have illness caused by vata disorder which may lead to his
death. Also, has rebirth, (Rishi says he has only revealed part of mercury in 12th.) (155)

Thus ends the results of Mercury in 12 houses as per Sukar Nadi, in the next chapter we will
see results of Jupiter in 12 houses.

Bhrighu Samhita
By
Shankar Adewal

ü Between the age of 12 and 24, if Jupiter is in the house of Venus and has Venus
opposite to it, one could be sure that the native would have a relationship or
marriage during this period.
ü If Saturn is being transited by Mars and its dispositor is placed 8th in any sign
one cold be sure that there will be reversal in his or her professional career
ü If Saturn is in Taurus and the next planet is Ketu in Libra for example and there
are no planets between Saturn and Ketu, it would show that a person would
take a long time to settle down and instead struggle.
ü Ketu is the unknown portion of karma and the planet ruling the sign of Ketu is
the incoming or past life, whereas Rahu controls the Karma distribution in this
life
ü Yogas combination made by Ketu will make a person great, but will destroy
him whereas combinations made by Rahu will make the native enjoy powers
lifelong, till his death.
ü It will be seen that a debilitated Mars having Rahu ahead of it with no other
planet in between and Moon 12th to Mars and if it is horoscope of a lady, it can
be predicted that she will be deceived by a person which will have a great
impact on her destiny.
ü Retrograde planets can mean many things, for example if one has a retrograde
Jupiter it is indicative that the native was probably a drunkard in his past life,
a very biased and prejudiced individual and this tendency would come in this
life time too. This would be the inner trait and the character which would drive
the native.
ü Retrograde planets in the house and sign placed will signify negativity and
non fulfillment of matters related to that sign. On the other hand, if they are
well aspected or have powerful planets in conjunction or on either side of
them, it will energize these planets and give the person energy to work
positively and scale greater heights.

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Gripping of Planets
By The Node ‐3
By
Babubhai Yodh & B.D.
Vaghela, India

T
wo articles were published in
previous issues of Saptarishis
Astrology Volume‐3 and Volume‐4
on this topic. This is the third
article in continuation of the same theory of
Gripping of Planets by the Nodes. We may
summarize the rules given in the previous
articles as under:‐
1. A Planet in conjunction, opposition
or square aspect to Node, will be
gripped when the degree of a Node is
more than the degree of a planet
within five degree difference.
2. A gripped planet will give adverse
Shri Babubhai Yodh is an 86 yr old result for the matter of the houses
owned by and occupied by the
astrologer who hails from a parampara gripped planet.
family in Gujurat, India. He has done B.A in 3. A native experiences adverse result
English literature from Bombay University whenever transiting Node makes an
in 1948 and has been a teacher all his life. aspect of conjunction, opposition or
He has devoted his entire life to Jyotish square with the gripped planet.
4. The adverse effect of the gripped
having written two books in astrology a) Art planet by the Node will be over after
of Prediction & b) Importance of Transit the progressed Node crosses the
Points both considered classics. He degree of a gripped planet at birth.
specializes in K.P astrology and has devoted Here the progression of a Node is
students who learn earnestly from him. only taken into consideration keeping
the degree of a gripped planet fixed at
birth.
In the previous articles, it is explained that a
planet is gripped by the Node, if degree of a
planet is less than degree of a Node. From
this theory, it is clear that a planet is gripped
when degree of a planet is behind the degree
of a Node. On the basis of this theory, the
rule of gripping of a planet by the Node is
formed.

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N ow in this article, it will be
explained that a planet may also
be gripped by a Node even
though the degree of a planet is more than
degree of a Node. This happens in case of a
retrograde planet only. This can be
explained by applying theory of
progression which is already clarified in
previous article.

The theory of progression is applied


differently in case of a planet coming
under gripping effect when it is in
retrograde motion and the degree of a
planet is more than degree of a Node. In
such type of a case, the progression of a
retrograde planet is taken into
consideration, keeping the degree of a
Node fixed at birth.

Therefore, a retrograde planet, having


more degree than degree of a Node and due

Vaghela Bhai as he is fondly called was to its retrograde motion, it moves closer to
Node and thereafter it crosses the degree
of a Node at birth during progression.
born in 1941 has been studying astrology During this movement, it is seen that a
since more than 30 years with an avid retrograde planet at birth is not gripped,
rationalist approach. He gives more but during progression it moves towards
importance to Progressed theory with the Node until it crosses the degree of a
transit of planets & also Navamsa. A Node at birth. When it crosses the degree
constant companion to Shri Babubhai Yodh of a Node at birth, at that time the degree
he practices astrology with a zeal of leaving of a retrograde planet becomes less than
something for the younger generation. He degree of a Node at birth. Therefore, the
was employed as a Mechanical Engineer degree of a retrograde planet during
progression comes behind the degree of a
with the State Government in Water
Node at birth and at that time, the
Supply Dept & now his retired life is retrograde planet comes under the
devoted to spreading astrology in influence of a gripped planet.
Ahmadabad. He has been a great supporter
of Saptarishis Astrology right from its If the degree of a planet is more than the
inception days. degree of a Node and that planet is direct
in motion, it will never be gripped. But
when degree of a planet is more than the
degree of a Node and that planet is
retrograde in motion, it will be gripped by
a Node after some years.

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To understand the effect of this type of gripping of a retrograde planet by a Node, the
following rules are given:‐

1. A retrograde planet in conjunction, opposition or square aspect to a Node, will be


gripped when degree of a planet is more than degree of a Node.
2. During the period when a retrograde planet during progression comes closer to
degree of a Node at birth, a native experiences the lessening of a beneficial effect of
that planet and more and more negative effect is observed as it comes closer to a
Node.
3. Finally when a retrograde planet during progression crosses degree of a Node, then
the planet is really gripped and much more adverse effect is experienced by a
native.
4. When a retrograde planet during progression gets direct in motion after gripping
and during progression in its direct motion, it crosses degree of a Node at birth,
then that particular planet will be free from gripping effect of a Node. Thereafter
the planet will give favourable results
5. A planet when gripped by a Node, will give adverse result for the matter of
(a) Houses owned by gripped planet
(b)House occupied by gripped planet
(c) Karaka of a gripped planet.

Therefore, adverse result of a gripped planet when it is retrograde, is much more intensive
and uncertain. It lasts for a longer period depending upon the motion of a planet and
difference in degree between a planet and a Node at birth. In this position of planets, a
native passes through not only adverse circumstances but also experiences unexpected
events and incidents in the life.

For clarification of the above principle, the following birth charts are given:‐

Chart‐I

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I n the above chart, Ascendant is in Cancer. North Node and Mars are in conjunction and
placed in Seventh house in Capricorn Sign. Degree of North Node is 22°‐22’ and degree
1
of Mars is 28° ‐29’. Mars is in retrograde motion . The degree of Mars is more than
degree of North Node, but Mars is a retrograde planet therefore Mars will be gripped by
North Node.

Mars is the owner of 5th & 10th house and placed in 7th house. Mars is also Karaka planet of
energy, living force, enthusiasm & mental strength. Therefore Mars gives adverse result for
the matter of 5th, 10th and 7th house. Native has experienced negative results for all the above
matters.

5th house indicates education, luxury & comforts, love affair and children. Native
experienced adverse result for these matters. Native could not study properly and did not get
graduation degree. His father is a rich person, therefore native lived in a luxurious
atmosphere but he misused his father’s money in unscrupulous company. Due to this type of
company, native formed the habit of drinking at an early age. Native became a failure in his
love affair and could not marry the girl with whom, he was in love. He got twin girls after
marriage to another woman. Due to his problem of alcohol abuse, he had to stay away from
children and therefore he was not able to get the love of his children.

Mars also gives adverse result of 10th house for the matter of career. Native could not get
definite and independent career. His father is a leading agent of Life Insurance Company.
Therefore native worked under his father and could not have his own independent activities.
He does his routine work under the protection of his father and in this way, native earns
money. Native has also tried as an independent agent of Life Insurance Corporation, but
earning is very nominal and could not get much success. Due to habit of bad company and
drinking, native, being an agent of Life Insurance Corporation, loses his credit amongst
clients. He could not give proper service to client and also lost his agency of Life Insurance
Corporation by his mistake.

Mars is placed in Seventh house and gives adverse result for the matter of marriage and
relationship with other people. Native married in the year 1999 but it was a failure. Native
could not maintain relation with his wife and she decided to give him divorce in the same
year. Native could not maintain relationship in dealing with other people due to his strange
behavior.

Mars is a Karaka planet of energy, living force, enthusiasm and mental strength. Native is
lacking in all the above matters. Due to mental weakness, native has undue excitement and
anger and therefore suffering from depression. To overcome this mental weakness and
depression, native takes recourse to alcohol more and more and he becomes heavily addicted.

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Publisher: As per the author mars is retrograde but Kala Software shows that Mars becomes retrograde
after 5 hrs at 12.00 noon exact. Even though this is a discrepancy but Mars will still behave like
retrograde and the author’s assumption is valid.
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As a result of this habit of overdrinking, complications are created in his life regarding the
matter of fifth, tenth and seventh house.

In the above chart, the degree of North Node is 22°‐22’ and degree of retrograde Mars is 28°‐
29’. Therefore, during the progression, Mars crosses the degree of North Node at birth i.e.
22° 22’on date 15‐08‐1971. There are 35 days upto 15th August 1971 counting from birth date 11th
July 1971. Now considering 35 days equal to 35 years in the life of a native, the year will be
2006. As soon as progressed Mars crosses degree of North Node at birth, the degree of
progressed Mars will be less than degree of North Node at birth. In other way, degree of
progressed Mars will be behind the degree of North Node at birth. In this situation, the
planet Mars is gripped. So worst effect will be experienced by the native after the year 2006.

After divorce in the year 1999, native married again in the year 2000 and he has two children
who were twins in the year 2006. After the year 2006, native becomes more addicted to vice
of drinking and became such an arrogant man that he began to use abusive and behave
aggressively with his parents. He has no control over his habit of drinking and it became
very difficult for his parents to bear his behavior. Due to this unbearable situation, his
parents could not keep him with them in the house.

Therefore, he was sent to an institution where such type of addicted persons are taken care
of. In the institution, this person was not allowed to go anywhere and he was placed under
supervision for 24 hours. Drinking was not possible for him in the institution. After staying
two months in the institution, native was expressing his feeling for going home frequently.
Supervisor in the institution also thought that native has improved and therefore native was
allowed to go home.

After coming home, native again started drinking as usual. He continued his bad habits and
behavior with his family members as before. Because of this, he was sent back to the same
institution. This has happened twice but there is no improvement found in his habit till
today. At present native is in the institution, so his parents and wife always remain in
tension and are in grief.

In this chart, Mars is retrograde and during progression it becomes direct in motion on 9th
September 1971 at the degree 18°‐26’. During progression in direct motion Mars crosses
degree of North Node at birth i.e. 22° 22’ on date 4th October 1971. There are 85 days upto 4th
October 1971 counting from birth date 11th July 1971. Therefore considering 85 days equal to 85
years in the life of a native, the year will be 2056. This position and movement of Mars
shows that adverse effect of gripped planet Mars will remain during his whole life.

Chart‐II

I n the above chart, Ascendant is in Libra. North Node, Mars and Jupiter are in
conjunction and placed in Eleventh house in Leo sign. Degree of North Node , Mars and
Jupiter is 04°‐25’, 05°‐35’ and 09°‐20’ respectively. Mars and Jupiter are in retrograde
motion. The degree of Mars and Jupiter is more than degree of North Node. Therefore, due
to retrograde motion, Mars and Jupiter will be gripped by North Node.

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In this chart, Mars and Jupiter both the planets may be gripped. But in case of Jupiter, it gets
direct in motion from 26th April 1980 at the degree of 06°‐40’. Therefore Jupiter is not
crossing the degree of North Node i.e. 04°‐25’ during its retrograde motion. So Jupiter is not
coming under influence of gripped planet. We will explain here, the effect of gripped planet
Mars only.

Mars is the owner of 2nd and 7th house, and placed in 11th house. Mars is also a Karaka planet
of energy, living force, enthusiasm and mental strength as mentioned earlier. Therefore
Mars gives the adverse result for the matter of 2nd, 7th and 11th house and for all Karaka
matter of Mars. Native has experienced adverse results for all the matters mentioned above.
At the time of birth, native was physically undeveloped, therefore, he was kept in Intensive
Care Unit for some period after birth. During this period though he improved physically but
remained mentally undeveloped. In this situation school education was not possible for him.
His father was capable to educate him at home by private teacher. It took considerable time
to study even preliminary education at home and he could not appear in any school
examination. This education was not sufficient to be independent in earning. Therefore,
native had to be dependent for his living. This particular factor was an impediment for his
marriage also.

Second house indicate family and money. In the above circumstances, native could not
marry. He has no independent activity and has to stay with his parent as he is also suffering
from respiratory disease and physical weakness. Therefore, he could not have his own
family and also no earning.

Seventh house indicates marriage and relation with other people. Native can not marry in
the circumstance in which he is living. He is not developed physically. Mentally also he is
handicapped. His activity is totally restricted by his physical and mental condition.
Therefore there is no scope of any interaction with other people also.

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11th house indicated gains, benefits & ambitions. Native has no activity. He remains at home
and is taken care by his parent. Therefore, there is no gain, no benefit and no fulfillment of
ambition in life.

Mars is the Karaka planet for energy, living, enthusiasm and mental strength. Native does
not have any of the above quality in his life. He is suffering from meningitis, respiratory
disease and not feeling physically fit.

In the above chart, the degree of North Node is 04°‐25’ and degree of retrograde Mars is 05°‐
35’. Now, during the progression, Mars crosses the degree of North Node at birth i.e. 04°‐25’
on date 20‐03‐1980. There are 6 days upto 20‐03‐1980 counting from birth date 14‐03‐1980.
Therefore considering 6 days equal to 6 year in the life of a native, the year will be 1986.

As soon as progressed Mars during its retrograde motion crosses the degree of North Node
at birth, the degree of progressed Mars will be less than degree of North Node at birth. In
other way degree of progressed Mars will be behind the degree of North Node at birth.
Therefore, in this situation, the planet Mars becomes gripped and comes under worst effect
after the year 1986.

After 1986, at the age of 6 years, native was not in a position to attend any school. His
parents did not allow him to go outside the home as native was suffering from respiratory
disease and forgetful nature. He is also feeling physical weakness. He had his education at
home by private teachers but that was also very slow. In such circumstances, he does not
have any job or service and marriage is also not possible. Native frequently gets sick and
requires careful treatment. In the year June‐2008 also, native was admitted to hospital and
was in unconscious condition and unable to take any food. Though, it was a very serious
condition, but anyhow he recovered after a month.

In this chart, Mars is retrograde and during progression it becomes direct in motion on date
6th April 1980 at the degree 02°‐18’. Now during progression in direct motion, Mars crosses
degree of North Node at birth i.e. 04°‐25’ on date 25th April 1980. There are 42 days upto 25th
April 1980 counting from birth date of a native 14th March 1980. Therefore considering 42
days equal to 42 years, this period is considered 42 years in life of a native according to
progress theory. From this, it is seen that Mars will be free from gripping effect by North
Node as soon as Mars during progression in direct motion crosses degree of a North Node at
birth. At present native is running 29th years, so we think that native will get all the good
benefits and good effect of Mars after 42 years of his life.

In the above chart, it is also observed that Moon is gripped by South Node as per
theory given in article published in issue of Saptarishis Astrology Volume‐4 (Page No. 123 to
131). In birth chart, Moon and South Node are in conjunction placed in fifth house and in
Aquarius sign. Degree of Moon and South Node is 00°‐44’ and 04°‐25’ respectively. The
degree of South Node is more than degree of Moon; therefore Moon is in gripped position at
birth. As per theory, Moon will be free from gripping effect by South Node as soon as South
Node during progression crosses the degree of Moon at birth.
Progressed South Node has not crossed degree of Moon at birth till today and Moon is
still in gripping effect. The effect of gripping Moon by South Node is observed that native
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has no education (5th house occupies by Moon) and also no career (10th house owned by
Moon). In this case, progressed South Node crosses degree of Moon at birth, i.e. 00°‐44’ on
date of 22nd May 1980. There are 69 days upto 22nd May 1980 counting from birth date of a
native 14th March 1980. Therefore considering 69 days equal to 69 years in life of a native, the
year will be 2049. Gripping effect of Moon will continue till the year 2049 and therefore a
native will experience adverse result of gripped Moon for a longer period in his life.
We have studied the gripping of planets by Node and its effect on life of a native in
different ways. Still there are many situations in which gripping effect of a planet is
experienced by a native when a planet is in evil aspect with Node. Intensity and period of
evil effect depends on motion of a planet (fast or slow), type of motion (direct or retrograde)
position of a planet (ahead or behind node) and difference in degree between planet and
Node. For the interest of the reader, we may write in the same subject in future.

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Tingling On The
Parts Of The Body
And Its Effects
By
V.Raghavendra Rao, India.

C ertain parts of the body slightly


tingle often which indicates some
results and one can predict out of
it. In Sakuna Sastra it has gained some
importance. This is an unpublished Palm
leaf Manuscript entitled "ANGAMULA
ADURUDU SASTRAMU" in Telugu
which means effects on tingling on various
parts of body which is in Sakuna Sastra.

1. The Manuscript of 1/8 demy size of 12


Raghavendra Rao hails from Tirupati a folios the matter is in running text form, I
have converted into a table form 3. Date
well known pilgrimage centre in India. He and Time of the Manuscript is unknown 4.
has studied M.A. Indian Culture and M.A. Author of the Manuscipt is ‐ Chandragiri
Astrology. He has published 20 articles in Chinnaya
Telugu and edited and published Four 2. Accession Number of the Manuscript is
Unpublished Palm Leaf Manuscripts in 18302
Telugu language. He is deeply interested in 3. Name of the Library ‐ Oriental Research
bringing out rare manuscripts translated Institute Manuscipts
into English for the benefit of astrology Library
lovers worldwide. He would also be Sri Venkateswara
University, Tirupati
bringing out another translation of a
Regarding illustration ‐ generally in
manuscript titled ‘Nimitta Choodamani’.
sakuna sastra majority of us know if right
Saptarishis Astrology honors the spirit of eye tingles for male ‐ it is good omen and
Shri Raghavendra Rao it is bad omen / sakuna for ladies like this
whenever a person observes a mild tingle
on any part of the body there is a sign of
expecting the result as mentioned in the
Manuscript

My own experience can be illustrated with


a small example, once my upper lip tingled
But I was somehow unable to read the
result in the table, on the next day I
received a good news from my relative
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that his marriage is fixed. The effects of tingling on various parts of the body is given
below:

Parts Of Body Effects On Tingle


1) Centre of the Head (at brahma randra) May receive some Suspicious news
(tingle at center of the head is very
minute it is to be observed sensitively)
2) Left side of the center of the head Will be respected in the Society and gain
good name
3) Back side of the head Indication of enemies at the background
4) If entire head tingles Will become the head of the family
5) Right side of the forehead Will be relieved from the chronic health
problems
6) Left side of the forehead No effects indicate (either bad or good)
7) Edge of the eye adjacent to the nose Will win the case in the court
8) On the other side as said above Will get wealth
9) Right eye lower lid Danger to the brother
10) Left eye upper lid Will be cursed from the unknown
reasons/sins
11) Eyelid upper part Will face a lot of difficulties and it will be
solved gradually
12) Left eye full Will face difficulties boldly
13) Right side of the nose Will receive the bad debts also gets wealth
14) Left side of the nose Will become rich gradually
15) Upper lip Will hear good news from relatives /
friends
16) Lower lip Will eat delicious dishes, which he never
tasted before.
17) Neck Danger to life
18) Back side of the neck – Right side Indication of suspicious events in the
house
19) Back side of the neck – Left side Indication of danger from enemies
20) On the Adams Apple on the neck Fear of death from serious disease
21) Right Chest Enemies may attack
22) Left Chest Good from near and dear
23) Umbilical Will affect from a chronic disease
24) Stomach Will gain good name
25) Back Will feel angry
26) Right side of the back Will win the case in the court
27) Part between neck and shoulder May expect help from ladies
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28) Right shoulder – full Will hear death message of
Relatives/friends who lives in foreign
land
29) Right side of the Chest below the Will be honored
Shoulder
30)Left side of the chest below the Will be relieved from the Doshas
Shoulder
31) Right hand elbow Will receive the fruits of the past deeds
32) Left hand elbow Will gain a lot of wealth
33) Right hand Will gain good name and fame
34) Left hand Will lose name and fame
35) For ladies on the left hand Gains are indicated
36) For ladies on the right hand Will face troubles
37) Right hand thumb Gain of wealth indicated
38) Right hand middle finger Will commit sins
39) Right hand action finger Will hear a death message from relatives
40) Right hand wrist Will gain wealth after a great difficulties
41) Left hand middle finger The ideas will be fruitful
42) Left hand little finger Will meet the king/officer
43) Left hand thumb Will be honored
44) Left hand ring finger Good for health
45) Left hand full May have to leave his existing good status
46) Right side of the back Will receive a sting from the poisonous
animal and will become normal after some
time
47) Left side of the back Will leave the place where presently
living (may shift his house to some other
place)
48) Entire back The disease from which he is suffering
will not be cured
49) Waist Will purchase good dress material
50) Secret part There is an indication that the friends /
relatives living in foreign land are in
difficulties
51) Right lap Will win over the cases pending in the
court
52) Left lap The enemies will also compromises
53) Both the laps Income from all sources and recovery of
bad and doubtful debts
54) Right knee Will face a sever anger
55) Left knee The relatives who are living on foreign
lands will come and join leaving the
grudges
56) Both the knees Will do adventures consequently wins the
hearts of the officials
57) Near right leg ankle Will lead life in multiple storied building
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expected to spend a huge amount for cure
of disease
59) Near the ankles of the both the legs Will leave his native land with a great
sorrow
60) Upper side of the right foot Will leave his native land with a great
sorrow
61) Upper side of the left foot The case pending in the court will be lost
and it will favor the opponent
62) Bottom side at the curve of the right Foot The money lent will not be recovered
63) Bottom side at the curve of the left foot Indication that the native in suffering
from a serious disease

Jyotisharnava Navanitam

The subject will have another marriage if the 7th and the 2nd
houses are related to malefic planets by occupation or aspect
or if these two lords are bereft of strength – Chapter 2, Verse
190 of Jyotisharnava Navanitam, a classic as taught by Lord
Shiva to Goddess Parvati

Questionable Spouse: The person will acquire a spouse of


questionable character if the 4th place from the 7th house is
occupied by Saturn, Mars, Rahu or Ketu where there is no
aspect from or association of a benefic planet – Chapter 2,
Verse 194 of Jyotisharnava Navanitam, a classic as taught by
Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvati

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Future Prediction From Palmistry
By
T. Stokes, U.K.

T Stokes is regarded as one of the finest palmists in the west, T Stokes is known
worldwide as the “Consultant Palmist” & is regarded as one of the finest palmists in the
West. He has many years of combined practise and blending from an array of diagnostic
skills coupled to 10 years training in the Harry Edwards school of spirit mediumship and
guidance, and accessing the wisdom of the multimedical and multispiritual arenas of the
Indo/Pak subcontinental energy flow disciplines such as Hasthricka and Il‐Mul‐Kaff, have
meant a sharpening and honing of clairvoyant skill ranges which can take a subject from
pre‐birth through the main events of the life, to the present day. Palms read by post or email at
palmist@fsmail.net www. t-stokes.co.uk

E rwin Shroedinger’s book “What is life?” claimed that one of life’s urgent criteria is
the storage and transmission of information, e.g., a code that transfers this
information from parent to child, and is both complex and compact enough to fit
inside a single cell, and this code had to be at molecular level.
Scientists believed Shroedinger’s genetic code was carried by the D.N.A.
Insurance companies claim that by an examination of the D.N.A, they can tell not only
which diseases a person will suffer, but, even claiming to know pretty closely the length of
life. They would do this, primarily to know whom to accept for life insurance and whom not
to.
This information would also benefit employers, preparatory documents exploring this have
been discussed by the C.B. I. (Confederation of British industry).
The scientific establishment accepts and supports these findings quite readily, yet has
baulked over the centuries when palmists have ventured into the same territory. It is
actually quite amusing for serious research palmists to have had their research vindicated by
something as dubious as insurance companies, and under the counter back street Dr.
Mengele type genetics laboratories.
A recent edition of the British Medical Journal ran the headline,” no one can predict the
future”, but each day the weather forecaster does just that, the stock exchange does it daily,
the futures market sells produce years before it has been grown. International money dealers
do it months in advance and sales projection graphs in companies are built on it. Remember
Nick Leason, gambling millions of pounds of monies not yet even earned?
The old Soviet Union ran university courses on it, and the Soviet K.G. B.
used it as a departmental tool, so why is it impossible to predict the
future? A specialized knowledge in any field must give prior knowledge.
Albert Einstein, a believer in prediction, said, ‘’Random systems
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Theoretically, an expert studies his material until he sees this pattern, and it is upon
this pattern that he builds his estimation of future trends. Such old establishment names as
the B.B.C., Proctor & Gamble, Marks and Spencer, and the Society of Cosmetic Scientists,
subscribe vast financial sums to what are termed “futurologists” for future prediction. In
fact the Soviets took so seriously such predictive organisations as the “Henley forecasting
centre,” “British future planning Centre” and the “European planning federation”, that they
spied on them continually.
For several years the most popular programme on British T V was “Tomorrows World”
Strangely, mediums have an exceptional record in contacting the dead, but not too good in
pinpointing future events.
A wise old Greek philosopher once said, “the improbable but possible, is always preferable to
the probable but impossible”. Many of today’s Astrologers and Palmists have qualifications
in Psychology and counseling, and the current trend of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy) lends itself very favorably, particularly as many people are turning away from
pills and tablets to more natural methods, but these current trends have brought with it a
politically correct disinclination to discuss futures, many practitioners shy away from, and
many do not have this important aspect within their skills range. Certainly, the palmer lines
do change, but let us examine just one of the other methods available to palmists to answer
what the future may hold. This as taught by the great master Chin Li Po is an essential part
of Tibetan palmistry and healing, and takes many years of practice to make perfect.

F irst while feeling your way into the person being read ( querent ) and empathizing,
place your thumb into the palmer chakra at the plain of Mars in
central hollow, pulse work is important with ancient oriental
healing, and remember the thumb has its own pulse, the aura
fluctuates between positive and negative, inward and outward
the

flows of energy, but while reading the conscious awareness of


passivity is important for incoming info to be absorbed, so
feel and coincide both your pulse/heartbeat and breathing
rhythm to that or the person being read.
The auric strength and vivid colouration between the fingers
give added detailing and Spiritualists use psychometry, where a
medium will feel the vibes of a ring or a watch, and Gypsies call the art
“Dukkering” from the ancient east, and this in pure form is still practised in Sri Lanka, as
spoken of by the late great palmists, Cyrus Abayakoon and Mir Bashir. Tibetan palmistry
shows that the chi energy is easiest read in the palmer hollow and it is from here we tune in
to the querent, and while also touching the lines, and using psychometry or “soul feeling “
we assess the life energies and the realms of what the future may hold.
Both Edgar Cayce and Emanuel Swedenborg, demonstrated what
Universities now call Futurism, but ethical dilemmas remain, no one sees
the whole picture, and how much should you tell ? there must always be
times when you remain silent, with moderation, support and positive
encouragement being the uppermost priorities. The authors on Tibet
Evans Wentz and Lobsang Rampa, have both described the novice monks
arriving at the lamaseries, being read in the fashion described, and over 45
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many times from vicars and priests, the past, health, relationships, career,
psychological profile all O K but please do not read futures.
Surely, if a reader can date and time all the major events of your life, up to now and assess
accurately where you stand currently on the ladder of life then why not some advice of the
future also ? my postbag over many years tells me that the pitfalls are that in the past, some
people have used this information badly, and left spouses, jobs even countries, but no
responsible reader will ever tell a person what to do, our job is to define the picture for them
to assess themselves.
The late churchman Chad Varah, said from boyhood he always had a vision that. he would
one day save many lives, and one day awakening from a dream he knew he had to start the
world wide listening group the Samaritans.

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House In Hand
By
T. Stokes, U.K.

T Stokes is regarded as one of the finest palmists in the west; T Stokes is known
worldwide as the “Consultant Palmist” & is regarded as one of the finest palmists in the
West. He has many years of combined practise and blending from an array of diagnostic
skills coupled to 10 years training in the Harry Edwards school of spirit mediumship and
guidance, and accessing the wisdom of the multimedical and multispiritual arenas of the
Indo/Pak subcontinental energy flow disciplines such as Hasthricka and Il‐Mul‐Kaff, have
meant a sharpening and honing of clairvoyant skill ranges which can take a subject from
pre‐birth through the main events of the life, to the present day. Palms read by post or email
at palmist@fsmail.net www. t‐stokes.co.uk

“In my house there are many mansions” the bible tells us, and the hand has its own
mansions too.
We have mansions of the emotions, the intellect, career path, diet and health, but perhaps
the most intriguing to lay people has always been that aspect of karma that deals with who
we really are and how we got here, and to where will we go when our allotted span is done.
During my fifty years in reading hands, this is one of the graphs I would use in
demonstrating the 7 houses or mansions of palmistry.
These 7 mounts or planetary rulers are often a direct match if used with overlays of the
horoscope, as I showed many times previously in my lectures, with the parallels of Marylin
Monroe, President John F. Kennedy, and Princess Diana.
The Bible is a great source for Oneiromancy or dream interpretation, and in a dream a house
always represents ourselves, our inner world and this was acknowledged by Sigmund Freud
in his classic work the interpretation of dreams, which he loosely based on the teachings of
the ancient Greeks, themselves great students of palmistry.
Any house is only as good as its foundations, and in the illustration we see the two lower
hand mounts Venus which govern our loves, life energies, and primary drives, and the
Moon which governs our ancestral memories, intuition, primal instincts, and all body fluids,
which form the base to our foundations of personality, and these should be even in size,
depth, colour and height.
The door to this house covers the area known to palmists as the “mount of Neptune”
and this is the door to the hand because a reading must start at the beginning of the fate line,
at this doorstep to see why the person has come into incarnation, and to look along the
destined path.
Interestingly this same door that governs our entry into this life, will
also govern our exit, as the line of life ends under this same door.
For just as we are born into this life we die to the world we knew
before, and as we die to this one we are born into the next.
So we surely must use the same door for both entrances and exits.
The Bracelet lines which cross the wrist hand boundary will give
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And they should be clear even and unbroken, Tibetan palmistry teaches these lines
have important future health messages.
This destiny line was called in biblical times “the measuring line” as it was used against the
life line to assess a man’s life span, and in ZEC.2;1 we read
“When I looked around me I saw a man with the measuring line in his hand”

Physicians would look for this when administering to the sick, and they would judge who to
help and who not by an examination of these two lines.
Next step is to look into the top window by the thumb in the mount of Mars sector,
To assess the start of the line of life to confirm the reasons for entry into the world, and to
examine the time spent in the womb.
The curve of the life‐line is representative of the curve of the
foetus in the womb, and colour variations in the line do reflect
potential discomfort areas, and palmer reflexology can
assist in discomfort relief, if used gently, to the
pregnant mother.
Everything that affects the mother during this period
will affect the baby,
Particularly diet, alcohol and allopathic medication,
even a loud noise nearby can make the baby jump inside
the womb, it is essential that the mother feel
safe and secure during this period.
So a lot of detail shows here.
The apex of the roof shows its central point between
the two middle fingers, and if we trace a line down from
this to the door at the palmer base, we can separate the hand
into palmistries two halves, the thumb side covers the
conscious or outward side and the heel of the hand to the Mercury
finger covers the “Ulna” or inward unconscious side.
Carl Jung in his studies into palmistry and astrology based his
unique theories on introversion and extroversion around these
factors, and with the building blocks of houses, or personalities they will need balance in all
areas and the cement is always harmony, both inner and outer as covered by the windows,
Carl Jung’s thinking, feeling, sensation and intuition being these windows we use to see
inside the individual.
The roof of course being the highest aspect relates to the highest in ourselves, the spiritual
and emotional drives, and the lines and fingers particularly the tips will give the finer detail.
The fingers themselves will give pointers in the 12 phalanges to the life’s loves,
These phalanges in medieval palmistry were related to the apostles, one of whom was
assigned from each astrological sign, the four elements of Air Earth Fire and Water, are
shown by the four palmer windows.
During my time working with alternative health clinics in Britain,
and writing summaries for traumatised or abused children, the
drawing of a house can be very revealing in the healing of any
damage to their emotional or intellectual landscapes, particularly the
terminally ill can show great diagnostic power in their drawings.
At one point in an ordinary classroom environment, I asked the new
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“whoever drew this see me after class” and my classroom
assistant burst into tears, and a hurt from long ago later that
day was released.
Incidentally figures in these diagrams can relate to spirit
guides.
The palm centre or “plain of mars” shows the battle field for
life struggle during the middle years of life mid thirties, to
early fifties when we are consolidating our material positions
in society, work and family.
The material mansion perhaps blindfolds us to what is of real
value in our lives,
For as the master said; “pile up possessions not on earth where the rust, the moth and the
thief can consume, but in heaven where they are forever safe”
The wisdom of Ghandi once said, “sufficient for your need, not your greed”
Each finger governs bodily organs and is given a planetary ruler, palmistries connection to
Astrology goes back to antiquity, and although the Vatican archives have early books on the
subject they are not available to scholars, early Christianity burnt many books that were
priceless, on this and similar themes.
The Alexandrian library in particular contained ancient knowledge and wisdom from all
over the world, and we are still trying to recoup that knowledge on medicine, astrology,
anatomy and palmistry, destroyed by the early Christians.
One of the rules of palmistry is that single signs must never be accepted on their own,
always look for other signs, for just as if you examined a load of wood slate and bricks, you
would get no idea of what the finished house would look, or feel like, when it was all put
together.
With traumatised patients, I would always in meditation get them to see and feel
comfortable inside a house in their mind, and when in stress to sit quietly and go there.
Meditation point; the beauty of the house is order.
The blessing of the house is contentment.
The glory of the house is hospitality.
The golden rule in palmistry is always look for confirmation and corroboration, the skill lies
in the analysis of all the building blocks that go into the making of a stable and well rounded
personality, and bear in mind the responsibility you have in what you say, healing must
always be your goal, gentle diplomacy and tact, perhaps demand a mansion of their own
“Happy Palmistry”.

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BrahmaSri
Tadepalli
Raghavanarayana
Shastry Garu ‐
Jeevitha Charitra
Part‐2
By
Shreeram Balijepalli, Canada
In continuation……….

I am a Telugu Vaideeki Velanadu


Brahmin; my Gurunatha is Rajagopala
C handavolu Shastry had
possession by now Ashtamaadhi
siddhis (the 8 miraculous powers).
However, he never even once used them
in

despite facing many monetary and other


Swamy of Nanganallur Sarvamangala calamities. He used to take it in a spiritual
Rajarajeshwari Ashramam. I have been way and say that it was all because of
intiiated into Srividya Margam and my 'Praarabdha Karma'. Such was His
father and mother are Sri Balijepalli greatness.
Devendra Shankar Garu (A Dattaupasaka
and direct disciple of Swaprakashananda His Mantra‐Yogas and stories are actually
Datta-Athivarna-Avadhutha) and very strange stories. Only His disciples
Srimathy Balijepalli Vidhyavathy Garu.I Noori Satyanarayana Sharma & Noori
have finished my MBA in USA and Bhogeeshwara Sharma alone knew His
powers in depth.
currently reside in Toronto. My Upasya
Devatha is Rajarajeshwari Parabhattarika Let me narrate a few such miraculous
Devatha. incidents here. Now, miracles are a natural
order of divinity. There is no such thing as
a higher or lower order of miracles and
every expression of miracle is the love of
Devi manifest.

Chandavolu Shastry had studied in a


school (Vedapathashaala) and that was
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They never dared to come in the morning when the Vedic vibrations were present, however
they frequented the School in the night. So, no one stayed at night in the School due to this
fear. Once what happened was when Chandavolu Shastry
was sleeping in the School premises, the students by
mistake locked the door and went away.

That night one naked female spirit (Digambari) with


disheveled hair came near the sleeping saint. Chandavolu
Shastry Garu seeing her, started reciting Devi's mantra
and the Digambari asked him to shut up. But he defied
her and started reciting it loudly and she could not even
come near him and gave shrieking voices and ran away from the place never to be seen
again!

Another Miracle:

I n those days, Chandavolu Shastry being an expert in Mantra‐oushadi (Mantric Herbs)


had a desire to get 'Mayuri Shiki' a very rare herb. This herb was available only during
the time of a complete lunar eclipse atop a hill and that too upon the recital of a mantra.
Those who possessed the herb would be able to control and attract anyone. So, Chandavolu
Shastry Garu out of curiosity reading in a Shastra wanted to try the efficacy of the herb.
Chandavolu Garu went up the hill at the given time and started reciting
the mantra and saw the shining miracle‐herb and when he was about to
pluck it a three‐headed young boy appeared and the boy prevented him
from taking the herb. The boy said, "You have no need for this herb as
people when they even see your face will become attracted by you and
your power" He tried to convince the boy that He was taking the herb
only on experimental basis but the boy did not yield and as they were
arguing, the eclipse time elapsed and the herb stopped shining and
disappeared. The three headed boy also smiled and disappeared.
Chandavolu Shastry reconciled to the fact that it was not in His karma
to get the herb and climbed down the hill.
Later he came to know that Lord Dattatreya Swami was In charge (Adhipathy) for the herb!
So, the three headed boy was none other than Bala‐Datta! (Dattatreya in Child form).

He deemed it His good fortune to see Baladatta even without seriously trying!

Chandavolu Shastry Garu had the good fortune of meeting his poorvajanma (past birth)
friend who was now a great yogi. The yogi (whose name is
purposely kept anonymous) appeared before Him and said "Look
at everything which happens in this material world with
equanimity and I will appear after 50 years”. So saying he
disappeared.

50 Years later, Shastryji went to Guntur and was doing


Pranayama in his room. Since he was an expert at Pranayama he began to levitate and
suddenly he began to fall to the ground head‐down and then exactly at that moment the yogi

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appeared and saved Chandavolu Shastry Garu and blessed Him. The moment Shastryji
prostrated before Him, He vanished.

At this stage, let me tell all that this story did not occur in 5th century BC but happened
from 1900‐1990!! So, all these miracles you read happened as recently till 1990.This gives us
some hope.

Ok, now coming back to the pertinent story, Venkatapppayya Shastry Garu had gone to
Kailasham (expired) and His 'Shreerama Kathaamrutham' was being printed by Chandavolu
Shastry Garu. In the Ayodhyaa‐Kaandam, Shastryji had a writer's block. He could not
complete one particular poem which was an explanation to the Gayathri mantra. Each
Syllable of the mantra was attempted to be written in poetic form by Him. He struggled
with the syllable "Bha" and got stuck there. Shastryji prayed His Upsaya‐devatha
(Rajarajeshwari Tripurasundari) and then drifted into sleep.

He had a weird dream while he slept. In the dream one Bibi‐Jaganmohini appeared and she
was in a sleeping pose and one 30 year old bearded man came fast running to Her and opened
her jacket and started drinking milk from her breasts! Shastry Garu was flabbergasted while
witnessing this in the dream. The lady looked so Huge and very Divine and He had no clue
who She was.

She said to Him, "Why are you standing there?"

He replied in his dream "Can I also get some Mother's milk from you?"

At that instant, he awakened from sleep and started getting the words in free flow as in

"Bharma Maya Ramya Harmyamu..." And finished his Novella easily.

He used to write from then on is such a frenetic pace that while the proofs of one chapter
was being printed, He used to finish by night itself another chapter!

Till date no one knew, who the lady was and who the 30 year old bearded man was. The
significance of the dream can be cognized as Shastry Garu drinking the milk of wisdom
from Paradevatha's divine breasts itself just like the 'Dravida Sisu' of Saundarya Lahiri
(Thirugnana Sambandhar‐Child saint Nayanmar)

Chandavolu ketharaju Subbarao Garu did not have progeny. He


took his wife to Rayaveluru and showed to a Western Doctor
there and the doctor declared that she would not be able to
conceive.

The couple took refuge at the feet of Chandavolu Shastryji. He


then gave her for a year Prasad (Theerthabhoothulu' ‐ meaning
Theertha Prasadam. 'bhoothulu' has an utterly corrupt meaning
these days in Telugu, the word has no connection with that
word. This word is an ancient Telugu word though. However,
etymologically speaking both, come from the word "Bhutha" as

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in Panchabhutha.).

She became pregnant and went to Rayaveluru Hospital for delivery! The Doctor who said
she is a barren woman was flabbergasted and checked her again and again! She gave birth to
a girl and the delivery was a hassle free one.

One more couple (Peravali Vasis Cheruvu Vishwanatha Sharma couple) also got blessed
similarly. Once this came to be known all over many people started flocking to get the
'Theerthabhoothulu'.

To Be Continued …………..

Shri Gajanan Maharaj of Shegaon

The state of Maharashtra, has produced a huge number of mystics and saints in India. Let’s see an
instance in the life of the legendary Gajanan Maharaj. One day Maharaj went to the Nilakanth
temple near the village and desired to stay there. Patil built a palm cottage for him and people
started visiting the place. Once a group of Gossains (a type of Sadhu - saint) claiming to be the
disciples of one Brahmin Guruji reached the place where Baba was staying. The pretentious
Sadhus demanded halwa, puri (a variety of food in India) and ganja (opium) from Patil. They also
told him that by doing so he would get more virtue than by serving a mad and naked person like
Gajanan Maharaj. After taking his food just in order to prove his superiority over Maharaj the
group leader, Brahmagiriji started lecturing on Bhagavad-Gita to draw attention of people. He
started explaining "Nainam chhindanti Sastrani, Nainam Dahati Pavakam"- meaning ‘neither
weapons can destroy the soul nor can fire burn it’. In spite of his efforts, people were found to be
collecting around Gajanan Maharaj who was smoking his Chilum (clay tobacco pipe) sitting on a
wooden bed right opposite to Brahmagiriji. His ego was hurt and he became very angry finding
absence of proper public appreciation and attention. Strange are the ways of Sadgurus. In this
situation a strange thing happened. The bed on which Maharaj was sitting suddenly caught fire.
As the fire rose up the disciples of Maharaj requested him to get out of fire and also started
arranging for water. Maharaj said that neither water would be used to extinguish fire nor would
he get out of the fire bed. Addressing Brahmagiriji who was enjoying the sight, Maharaj said,
"since you have been telling people for the last one hour that neither weapon can destroy nor fire
can burn the soul, please come and prove it by sitting on this fire." On this Brahmagiriji did not
react but tried to avoid the situation. Then Maharaj asked a physically strong disciple to catch
hold of Brahmagiriji and bring him before Maharaj. One can well imagine the condition of a
pretentious sadhu (saint) in such a situation. His ego was totally shattered and he repented not
only for his behavior but also for his pretentiousness. Maharaj pardoned him and advised him on
the path to be followed for spiritual upliftment.

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Gangadhar Dasa
By
U K Jha, India.
1.0 Preamble

Gangadhar Dasa was taught to the


scribe by one of his Tantrik Gurus who was
also an excellent astrologer. Although it
sounds odd today but the fact remains
unaltered that astrology was never the
subject of great astronomers but of Siddha
Tantriks who were also master astronomers
and the scriptures bear the testimony of
Tantrik astronomy in plenty. In Siddha
Tantrik cults various types of Dasa systems
and predictive techniques are prevalent
which are now not found in the standard
classical texts of astrology and on account of
their oath for maintaining secrecy
A graduate in Mechanical Engineering (Gopniyata), at all cost they do not divulge it
to uninitiates. Scribe has already discussed
from University of Roorkee (Now IIT few of these Dasa systems elsewhere and
Roorkee). U K Jha has produced over 100 Gangadhar Dasa is an attempt in the same
thought provoking articles in several series of works.
astrological journals and is a known name The scribe learnt Damodar Dasa and
in the academic foray of this science. He is Gangadhar Dasa (both Rasiyadi & Grahadi)
known for his innovative ideas, one point from late Sri Somnath Jee Maharaj, a great
sharp logic, acute rationality and scientific Tantra Sadhaka of Nath Sampradaya
having vast knowledge of astrology about 15
approach for dealing with the things. He is
years ago and since then it has been testified
the author of the famous book "Utopia and on several charts. Gangadhar Dasa involves
Anarchy of Stars" and his commentaries on the calculation of Deha and Jeeva Rasi of
Yoga-Pushpanjali and Phala Deepika is a Lagna; whereas, Samharika and Pratipalika
master piece for absorbing reading. His Rasi are worked out for computation of
another book "Lost Horizon of Vaidik Damodar Dasa. The calculation of Deha and
Astrology" and a book on ‘Tara Dasa’ is Jeeva or Samharika and Pratipalika Rasi as
likely to come out soon. Presently he is busy well as Lalitha Lagna etc are entirely
writing commentary on Brihat Parasara different and not found elsewhere. These
Hora Shasta (BPHS). His vast knowledge of are the specialities of these Dasa systems
Tantra and esoteric psychology finds and will be elaborated in subsequent
conspicuous reflection in all of his works. discussion in right context and perspectives.

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The names of Dasa systems prevalent among the astrologers of the Tantrik cult are mostly
dedicated to the names of Gods
and Goddesses such as Bhuvaneshwari Dasa, Maheshwari Dasa, Rajeshwari Dasa, Damodar
Dasa, Rudra Dasa and so on. Gangadhar is also the name of lord Shiva and
this Dasa system is either christened after the name of Lord Shiva or the exponent of this Dasa
system was a great Shaiva Sadhska. The last possibility can be that the name of the Acharya/sage
who developed this Dasa was Gangadhar and this Dasa has become popular after his name.
Gangadhar Dasa is both Rasiyadi as well as Grahadi and in this paper Rasiyadi Gangadhar
Dasa is being discussed. In both the types of Gangadhar Dasa i.e. Rasiyadi and Grahadi the total
Dasa duration happens to be 84 years. Rasiyadi type is slightly simple because each sign has the
operating period for 7 years but in Grahadi type the distribution of 84 years among nine planets is
very interesting. That would be discussed in other separate paper in future.
The beauty of this Dasa is that it comprises of the calculation of Deha and Jeeva Rasi in an
entirely different manner and the order of succession of various signs in Dasa pattern does not
follow any given type of chakra described by the earlier savants in standard classical texts.
Secondly, this Dasa takes into account the two vital divisional charts namely Dreshkana and
Navamsha pulled to the distant belt of Nakshatras. But it is not a Nakshatra Dasa. However; it is
clear from the subsequent discussion that the commencement of this Dasa system contains the
vibrations of different belts cut through the different cross section of the zodiac.
Since, this Dasa is not found in the available texts and is being produced first time; scribe
has endeavoured his level best to explain it with different set of events of the same natives to
justify its applicability and efficacy. Readers may kindly apply them on the events known to them
for various nativities to verify the veracity of its efficacy.

2.0 Rationality of 84 years Dasa Duration

Before embarking upon the actual discussion on Gangadhar Dasa it would be pertinent to
tell few things which would not be out of place or digression from the main topic. Dasa duration
of 84 years is found only in Chaturshiti‐Sama Dasa dealt in BPHS where Dasa of lunar nodes
have been dropped and each of the seven planets have been allotted Dasa duration of 12 years. One
of the three durations (Trikoot) of Mandook Dasa which has been already discussed exhaustively
with numerous examples elsewhere also has a total Dasa duration of 84 years. But that does not
seem to be the case here. The scribe with his little knowledge and reasoning power tried to explore
the reasons for fixing total Dasa duration as 84 years in this case and the same is placed below for
the critical scrutiny of the learned readers.

· In the spiritual philosophy of Vaidik theology it is believed that the soul saunters through
84 Yonis to qualify itself for begetting human form and; therefore, the figure 84 becomes
quite significant in this respect as astrology is founded on the pillars of concept like
immortality of soul and reincarnation.
· Number seven is very important from esoteric point of view as can be appreciated from the
use of term Sapta like sapta‐rishi, sapta‐sindhu, sapta‐bhuvan, sapta‐swara, sapta‐rashmi, sapta‐
jihva, sapta‐padi and so on and so forth. Looking into the esoteric imports of number seven it
is quite probable that the Dasa duration of each sign of the zodiac was kept 7 years which for
the 12 signs gives a total of 84 years.

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· The duration of Yogini Dasa is 36 years and its double (two cycles) gives a figure of 72
years. The total Dasa duration of Kala‐Chakra Dasa is also 72 years. As is evident from the
description of BPHS both of these Dasa systems are very important. Taking a lead from this
if one year for each sign is added into this figure (72) the total becomes 84 years (72 + 12 = 84).
· Among the various types of Nakshatra Dasa given in BPHS, Vimshottari and Ashtottari
Dasa system is mostly in vogue all over the country. One fourth of the total Dasa duration
for VDS and ADS gives a figure of 57 years (120 + 108 = 228/4 = 57). In other half of the
average of VDS and ADS gives a figure of 57 years (120 + 108 = 228/2 = 114; 114/2 = 57). Half
of the average of Vimshottari, Shodshottari, Dwadshottari and Ashtottari Dasa also gives
the same figure (120 + 116 + 112 + 108 = 456/4; 114/2 = 57). There are 27 Nakshatra in the
Bhachakra and if considering one year for each Nakshatra is added into 57 we get a figure 84
years (57 + 27 = 84).
· Numerically we may say that the Dasa duration of VDS, which has been so much
eulogised in the BPHS, also gives a number 3 (120 years) and this Dasa also has a duration
(84 years) that gives the number 3. Elsewhere, the scribe has explained the calculation of
Yuga that again gives a number 3 (1200 years). Thus, the great principle of triplicity seems to
be inherently jutted into this Dasa system.

Whatever may be the actual reason, it becomes quite apparent that 84 years of Dasa
duration must have been kept by the sages on the basis of various unknown factors out of which
above listed reasons can be only few probabilities. Learned readers may kindly ponder over it
continuously to find out some more important reasons for keeping the total Dasa duration of 84
years.

3.0 Commencement of Dasa

Lagna is the main fulcrum for start of Gangadhar Rasi Dasa and it begins with the stronger
between the Deha and the Jeeva Rasi of Lagna. Here in this system the determination of Deha
and Jeeva signs are done on entirely different technique which has nothing to do with the Deha
and Jeeva Rasi established in KCDS (Kal‐Chakra Dasa System) and the students need not get
confused with that. Sometimes, Deha and Jeeva Rasi becomes the same here and in that case the
Gangadhar Dasa would commence with the same sign.

3.1 Deha Rasi


· First, note down the Navamsha dispositor of the lord of the rising Dreshkana.
· Note down the Nakshatra dispositor of that Navamsha dispositor.
· Note down the sign occupied by that Nakshatra dispositor in Dreshkana chart.
That sign is the Deha Rasi of Lagna.

3.2 Jeeva Rasi


· Note down the Dreshkana dispositor of the lord of rising Navamsha
· Note down the Nakshatra dispositor of that Dreshkana dispositor.
· Note down the sign occupied by that Nakshatra dispositor in Navamsha chart.
That sign is the Jeeva Rasi of Lagna.

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4.0 Judgement of Strength

The techniques to decide the stronger between the two signs are same as described in
Jaimini Upadesha Sutra which can be summed up as under:‐
1. The sign having a planet is stronger than the sign which has no planet.
2. If both the signs under consideration for the purpose of comparison of strength are having
planets then the sign having more number of planets is deemed stronger.
3. If the number of planets placed in both the signs is same then the sign occupied by its own
lord or an exalted planet is considered stronger.
4. In case the situation still remains
undecided then the decision is These two Dasas that is 6th and 7th Dasa are
made on the basis of natural quite critical and the motion followed here is called
strengths. Fixed signs are stronger
Marjar (11th) and Shishumar (8th). They are
than moveable signs and dual
signs are stronger than the fixed considered to be troublesome Dasa despite accrual

signs. of any amount of name, fame and gains. The


5. If situation is same then the
native has to pass through lots of trials and
strength is decided on the basis of
strength of the lords of those signs tribulations during the operation of these two

under consideration. Dasa.


These criteria for assessment of strength
are not applied in totality but stepwise, one after the other, till the strength becomes decided. In
other words the further exploration would stop at the point where strength stands decided.

5.0 A Word On Dreshkana Chart

This Dasa involves erection of Navamsha and Dreshkana charts for finding out the Deha and Jeeva
Rasi of Lagna. The Dreshkana chart is usually drawn wrongly by astrologers. Many authors have suggested
different types of Dreshkana chart in their books which is an absurd suggestion because there has to be only
one chart for one division of the zodiac. Long back late Sri A D Pathak and few other scholars raised this
point through TOA. The scribe wrote about the correct Dreshkana chart more than one and half decade ago
in the pages of TOA (Times of Astrology). The same is again elaborated by the scribe in his separate essay
on Dreshkana Dasa. It is as per the suggestions made in BPHS and by Kali Dasa. They are same and not
contradictory. Unfortunately, great Pt. G K Ojha also failed to take note of this fact while suggesting
correct D/3 chart in his books in his attempts to reach actual purports Parivriti Trayam Tesham Meshadah
Kramso Bhavet. It is a different matter that it has been listed by the name of some deity or family elder by
an author in his book without any justification about its correctness. However; that hardly matters and the
students must use the correct D/3 chart for working on this Dasa system. At the cost of repetition the
correct Dreshkana chart is being once again given below as the same has been followed in the illustrated
examples.
Dreshkana Chart

Sn. Signs Ist Dreshkana IInd Dreshkana IIIrd Dreshkana


1 Aries Aries Leo Sagittarius
2 Taurus Capricorn Taurus Virgo
3 Gemini Libra Aquarius Gemini
4 Cancer Cancer Scorpio Pisces
5 Leo Aries Leo Sagittarius

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6 Virgo Capricorn Taurus Virgo
7 Libra Libra Aquarius Gemini
8 Scorpio Cancer Scorpio Pisces
9 Sagittarius Aries Leo Sagittarius
10 Capricorn Capricorn Taurus Virgo
11 Aquarius Libra Aquarius Gemini
12 Pisces Cancer Scorpio Pisces

6.0 Maha Dasa or Main Period's Sequence

The order of succession for signs in Dasa sequence of Gangadhar Rasi Dasa is slightly
different and peculiar when compared with other types of Rasi Dasa. It is a mixture of signs
placed in 5th (trinal) and 7th (cardinal) positions intervened by the signs of 11th position and
8th position and the resumption of the original motion in reverse manner. For example, if the
Dasa starts with Aries the next sign will be Leo (5th) followed by 7th sign of Leo i.e. Aquarius;
then further 5th sign of Aquarius i.e. Gemini again followed by the 7th sign of Gemini i.e.
Sagittarius to be followed by its 5th sign i.e. Aries. But the Dasa has already started with Aries.
As such, the 11th sign of Sagittarius i.e. Libra is considered. The next sign would be the 8th sign
from Libra i.e. Taurus. After this, Dasa would tend to resume its old course in reverse manner.
So, the next Dasa after Taurus would be of the 7th sign of Taurus i.e. Scorpio followed by 5th
sign from Scorpio i.e. Cancer; then 7th sign from Cancer i.e. Capricorn; then 5th sign from
Capricorn i.e. Virgo then again 7th sign from Virgo i.e. Pisces. Thus, the Dasa started with Aries
and ended with Pisces. Similarly the Dasa starting with Taurus would end on Aries Dasa and in
this manner the cyclic continuity of signs in Dasa sequence is maintained. This course of
movement is identical for all the signs and students must carefully note them to work out the
correct pattern of signs operating in Gangadhar Dasa. For ease of the students’ order of Dasa
starting with various signs is given below in tabular form.

Speculum for Dasa Sequence

Sn. Starting Sign Order of Dasa Signs


1 Aries Aries, Leo, Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius, Libra, Taurus,
Scorpio, Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces.
2 Taurus Taurus, Virgo, Pisces, Cancer, Capricorn, Scorpio, Gemini,
Sagittarius, Leo, Aquarius, Libra, Aries.
3 Gemini Gemini, Libra, Aries, Leo, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Cancer,
Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces, Scorpio, Taurus.
4 Cancer Cancer, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo, Pisces, Capricorn, Leo,
Aquarius, Libra, Aries, Sagittarius, Gemini.
5 Leo Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, Libra, Aries, Aquarius. Virgo, Pisces,
Scorpio, Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer.
6 Virgo Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, Scorpio, Taurus, Pisces, Libra,
Aries, Sagittarius, Gemini, Aquarius, Leo.
7 Libra Libra, Aquarius, Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries, Scorpio,
Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces, Virgo.
8 Scorpio Scorpio, Pisces, Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, Taurus, Sagittarius,
Gemini, Aquarius, Leo, Aries, Libra.
9 Sagittarius Sagittarius, Aries, Libra, Aquarius, Leo, Gemini, Capricorn,
Cancer, Pisces, Virgo, Taurus, Scorpio.
10 Capricorn Capricorn, Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces, Virgo, Cancer, Aquarius,
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Leo, Aries, Libra, Gemini, Sagittarius.
11 Aquarius Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aries, Libra, Leo, Pisces, Virgo,
Taurus, Scorpio, Cancer, Capricorn.
12 Pisces Pisces, Cancer, Capricorn, Taurus, Scorpio, Virgo, Aries,
Libra, Gemini, Sagittarius, Leo, Aquarius

7.0 Marjar and Shishumar Dasa

From the above description and the table (above) it can be clearly noticed that for the 6th
and 7th Dasa, reckoning has changed to 11th and 8th signs respectively after which the Dasa
course is resumed in reverse way. These two Dasas that is 6th and 7th Dasa are quite critical and
the motion followed here is called Marjar (11th) and Shishumar (8th). They are considered to be
troublesome Dasa despite accrual of any amount of name, fame and gains. The native has to pass
through lots of trials and tribulations during the operation of these two Dasa. Even if these signs
are auspiciously disposed their operation would prove to be calamitous and troublesome.
However; the native would pass through excruciating pains and traumas during the operation of
these signs if they are malevolently disposed in the birth map. It does not necessarily always
indicate failures and woes but certainly gives indication about tough times. Even if the success
comes during operation of these Dasa it is always hard earned.
That is quite logical also because this Dasa operates normally when the natives are in the
age group of 40 to 50 years which is the time when most of us struggle maximum in our life. This
is the time when people normally strive to establish themselves in their areas of activities and that
is always full of challenges. Even if they become successful the success does not come easily and
numerous obstacles need to be overcome with infrangible determination and stupendous efforts.
May be on account of these facts the above two Dasa are considered to be virulent and turbulent
in life.

8.0 Antar‐Dasa or Sub‐periods

Here the sequence of operation of different signs in sub‐period under the main period of
any sign is slightly different. It follows the course of Maha Dasa of that sign for which sub‐period
is to be seen. For example; say, the Dasa at birth was Aries and we wish to see the sub‐period
details under the main‐period of Sagittarius i.e. 5th Dasa. Then the sequence of operation signs in
the sub‐period of Sagittarius would be as per the course given at sl. no. 9 of the above table for
Sagittarius sign. If the sub‐period under the main period of Cancer i.e. 9th Dasa is to be seen then
the order of succession of sign will as given at sl. no. 4 in above table for Cancer sign. This has to
be followed in all the cases.

9.0 Balance of Dasa

Like every Dasa system, balance of Dasa operating at birth is required to be calculated for
Gangadhar Dasa also. Unfortunately, the savants dealing with Rasiyadi Dasa ignore this point for
inexplicable reasons. Here, for this purpose, the lord of the sign with which the Dasa starts is
taken into consideration. If the Dasa starts with the Deha Rasi of Lagna then the lord of Deha
Rasi is considered and if it starts with the Jeeva Rasi then the lord of Jeeva Rasi is taken.
The degree covered by that lord in Nakshatra is noted and the ratio is calculated. The Dasa
duration for each sign is 7 years and the elapsed period at birth is computed in the same ratio. It is

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then converted into years, months and days. The figures thus obtained are subtracted from 7 years
and the result gives the balance of Dasa of the sign operating at birth in years, months and days.

It can be done in following steps:‐


· Convert the degrees and minutes etc traversed by the said lord in the said Nakshatra into
minutes.
· Divide the total minutes thus obtained by 800.
· Multiply the quotient with 7 (years).
· Convert the product into years, months and days.
· Deduct the same from 7 years.
· Remainder gives the balance of Dasa at birth.

Suppose the total minutes traversed by the lord of the sign with which Dasa is to commence is N.
This would be divided by 800 (the value of Nakshatra in minutes). It is then multiplied by 7. So,
the elapsed period would be = N / 800 X 7
As such, the balance of Dasa at birth would be = 7 ‐ {N / 800 X 7}. It would be clearer from the
working done for illustrated examples.

10.0 Computation of Gangadhar Dasa

Following steps may be taken to work out the Gangadhar Dasa for any birth map

· Draw the Navamsha and Dreshkana chart correctly from the longitude of Lagna and other
planets for the birth chart under consideration.
· Find out the Deha and Jeeva Rasi of Lagna as per 3.1 & 3.2
· Determine the stronger sign between Deha and Jeeva Rasi of Lagna as per 4.0
· Note down the Maha Dasa sequence as per the table under 6.0 and for Bhukti or Antar‐
Dasa follow the suggestion given under 8.0
· Work out the balance of Dasa at birth as per 9.0
· Proceed with the interpretation of an event occurred under any Dasa and Bhukti.

Example No. 1

The chart taken below for the purpose of discussion belongs to Barack Obama who is the 44th
president of USA. His birth particulars as given below have been taken from an article of SA
(Vol. 4) discussed by our senior astrologer Sri Iranganti Rangacharya. Materialisation of
following important events taken from internet is to be examined with the help of Gangadhar
Rasi Dasa. Only those events have been taken whose months of manifestation; if not exact date,
could be found and the events with only years have been ignored as they do not fit in the scheme
of better accuracy. Here, in all the interpretations, use of Chara Karaka has been deliberately
avoided because of obvious reasons. As is the case with Dreshkana charts, so is the case with
Chara Karaka and Arudha evaluation. While the former is erected wrongly, the later is computed
wrongly. Hope, the readers would excuse the scribe for the same. However, this has been dealt in
in his forth coming book "Karaka‐Navamsha Dasa".

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Important Events

ü Met his wife in June 1989


ü Got married on October 3, 1992
ü Became Senator on January 4, 2005
ü Announced his candidacy for Presidential Election on February 10, 2007
ü Won presidential election on November 4, 2008

He was born when Capricorn was rising on the horizon with Virgo rising in Dreshkana and Leo
rising in Navamsha.

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Determination of Deha Rasi
Lords of the rising Dreshkana Mercury (Virgo)
Navamsha dispositor of the Mercury Mercury (Virgo)
Nakshatra dispositor of the Mercury Saturn
Sign occupied by Saturn in Dreshkana chart Capricorn

Hence, Capricorn is the Deha Rasi of Lagna

Determination of Jeeva Rasi


Lord of rising Navamsha Sun (Leo)
Dreshkana dispositor of the Sun Mars (Scorpio)
Nakshatra dispositor of the Mars Sun
Sign occupied by Sun in Navamsha chart Sagittarius

As such, Sagittarius is the Jeeva Rashi of Lagna.

Gangadhar Dasa would commence with the stronger between the Capricorn (Deha) and
Sagittarius (Jeeva). While, Capricorn is occupied by Saturn and Jupiter, Sagittarius is planetless.
Therefore, Capricorn is here stronger than the Sagittarius and the Dasa would begin with
Capricorn sign.

Balance of Dasa at Birth


The lord of Capricorn, Saturn, is in Uttarashadha Nakshatra where it has travelled 5 degree 21
minutes. So, Nakshatra ratio is 321/800 = 0.40125
Duration of each Dasa here is 7 years. As such, Elapsed Dasa in same proportion
0.40125 X 7 = 2.80875
This is equivalent to 2 years 9 month and 21 days. Therefore, balance of Dasa at birth is 4 years 2
months and 9 days.

Operation of Maha Dasa


04 08 1961
09 02 0004 ‐ Capricorn
‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
13 10 1965
00 00 0021 ‐ Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces
‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐‐‐‐ ‐
13 10 1986
00 00 0007 ‐ Virgo
‐ ‐ ‐‐‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐
13 10 1993
00 00 0007 ‐ Cancer
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
13 10 2000
00 00 0007 ‐ Aquarius
‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐
13 10 2007
00 00 0007 ‐ Leo
‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐
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13 10 2014

Obama met his wife, Michelle Robinson, in June 1989, when he was employed as a summer
associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidely Austin. Assigned as Obama's adviser, Robinson joined
him at group social functions. They began dating latter that summer and became engaged in 1991.
At that time Virgo Dasa was in operation. The sign Virgo represents the luck of the native
and is also reckoned 7th from the Dara Pad. Its lord Mercury and the lord of Dara Pad Jupiter
(Pisces) are in mutual aspect enjoining the vibrations of Lagna and the 7th house. Let us see the
operation of sub‐periods in the main period of Virgo. The order of succession in sub‐period of
Virgo would follow the sequence as per the main Dasa period of Virgo. Virgo Dasa commenced
from 13th October 1986. The sub‐periods are as under:‐
13 10 1986
00 07 0000 ‐ Virgo/Virgo
‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
13 05 1987
00 07 0000 ‐ Virgo/Capricorn
‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
13 12 1987
00 07 0000 ‐ Virgo/Cancer
‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
13 07 1988
00 07 0000 ‐ Virgo/Scorpio
‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐
13 02 1989
00 07 0000 ‐ Virgo/Taurus
‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐
13 09 1989
The love affair between Obama and Robinson started during the operation Taurus Bhukti under
Virgo Dasa. The 5th house also represents lovers and paramours. Taurus being identical with the
5th house of the native carried all the basic ingredients of love affairs and in its operation Obama
met Michelle Robinson. This love affair was bound to be intensely serious for marriage because
the 5th Pad falls in 7th house and the lord of Dara Pad, Jupiter is aspecting both 5th house as well
as the 7th house. This was almost destined as the Arudha of the 9th house falls in the 5th house
identical with Taurus sign.
The couple got married after about three years of dating on 3rd October, 1992 when Aquarius was
operating in sub‐period of Virgo.
13 09 1989
00 11 0002 ‐ Virgo/Pis, Lib, Ari, Sag, Gem
‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
13 08 1992
00 07 0000 ‐ Virgo/Aquarius
‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐
13 03 1993
Aquarius is identical with 2nd house that represents family and the formation of family begins
with the marriage, which is why manifestation of marriage is often judged from the 2nd house of
the birth map. Its lord is aspecting both the Dara Pad and the 7th house. The Arudha of 12th house
(bed pleasure) also falls in the 2nd house identical with Aquarius. Further, the 7th lord Mars from

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Arudha Lagna (Libra) is aspecting the sign Taurus. Hence, formation of family through marriage
was quite probable during this period.
Obama was sworn in as senator on 4th of January 2005 when Aquarius Dasa was in
operation. This event happened during the Bhukti of Virgo in Aquarius Maha Dasa. Aquarius
being identical with 2nd house denotes the crown and Virgo represents luck of the native. The
combination of identical vibrations supported by the mutual aspect between their lords Saturn
and Jupiter enabled him to reach to the US senate. It may also be noted that from the Chandra
Lagna (Moon sign), Aquarius also happens to be the 10th house and; as such, carries the currents
of power and position. The Aquarius Dasa started from 13th October, 2000.
13 10 2000
00 01 0004 ‐ Aquarius/ Aquarius to Pisces
‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
13 11 2004
00 07 0000 ‐ Aquarius/ Virgo
‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
13 06 2005
During the same Maha Dasa he announced his candidacy for presidential election on 10th
February, 2007 when Cancer was operating under Aquarius. Being 10 from 10th house and also
being tenanted by Sun, Cancer is suffused with the impulses to bestow power and position.
Further it is the house of Mantra Pad also and hence carries the currents of fortune as well.
13 06 2005
00 02 0001 ‐ Aquarius/ Taurus + Scorpio
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
13 08 2006
00 07 0000 ‐ Aquarius/ Cancer
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
13 03 2007
On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama defeated John McCain in the general election with 365
electoral votes to McCain's 173 and became the first African American to be elected President of
the United States. On January 8, 2009, the joint session of the U. S. Congress met to certify the
votes of the electoral college for the 2008 presidential election and based on the results of electoral
vote count he was declared the elected president of the United States. This happened during the
Leo Dasa which started from 13th of October 2007.
13 10 2007
00 07 0000 ‐ Leo/Leo
‐ ‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
13 05 2008
00 07 0000 ‐ Leo/Sagittarius
‐ ‐ ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ ‐‐
13 12 2008
00 07 0000 ‐ Leo/Gemini
‐ ‐ ‐‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
13 07 2009
He is scheduled to take office from 20th of January. Such important events have occurred
during the operation of Leo (8th house) and Bhukti of Sagittarius (12th house) / Gemini (6th
house) that may appear to be baffling but are perfectly in tune with the deeper principles of
astrology. Events in Rasi type of Dasa generally become self‐explanatory by virtue of disposition of the sign
under operation without much extra efforts for justifications. However; it is not the case here and needs
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some detailed explanation to justify the manifestation of these events during the said Dasa and
Bhukti.
The readers may kindly note two important features of this chart. The 2nd Pad is in 12th
house and 12th Pad is in the 2nd house. From, Arudha Lagna (Libra), Leo happens to the house of
gains and Sagittarius signifies the hidden currents of prowess. Formation of Vipreet Raja yoga has
occurred here in interesting manner that is not ordinarily visible. The scribe has dealt in detail
about the principles of formation of various Yogas in astrology in his commentary on "Yoga
Pushpanjali" which the interested readers may kindly refer for better comprehension of the
subject. Here in this chart Arudha of 6th house is in 8th house and Arudha of 8th house in the 6th
house. This has given rise to the Vipreet Raja Yoga. Their lords Mercury and Sun are conjoined
together in the 7th house that is in 10th house from Arudha Lagna. Both of them are in mutual
aspect with Saturn and Jupiter. The aspect between Sun, Mercury and Sun has given extra
impetus to the formation of powerful Vipreet Raja Yoga. And this has happened during the Dasa‐
Bhukti of Leo, Sagittarius and Gemini.
Aquarius Dasa being 7th Dasa was a Shishumar Dasa in which Obama is too much
involved in too many things that includes even an unsuccessful bid to get a seat in the US House
of Representatives. When President Bush was preparing for a war against Iraq Obama was
involved in hectic and strenuous campaigns to oppose the same. He was also involved in too
many legislative bills during that period drawing flak from all around; albeit, all that eventually
projected him in the high orbit of popularity. But the troubles and pains of that era can not be
ignored.

Example No. 2

The horoscope given below belongs to the former PM, AB Vajpayee

Materialisation of following important events taken from internet is to be examined with the help
of Gangadhar Rasi Dasa

Important Events
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ü Became PM in March, 1998
ü Started Delhi‐Lahore Bus service in February, 1999
ü Kargil war in June 1999
ü Fall of govt. in May, 1999
ü Became again PM on 13th October, 1999
ü Visit of Bill Clinton March, 2000
ü Tehalka Episode March, 2001
ü Visited China in July 2003
ü Left the office of PM in May, 2004.

He was born when Libra was rising on the horizon with Gemini rising in both Dreshkana and
Navamsha divisions.

Determination of Deha Rasi


Lords of the rising Dreshkana Mercury (Gemini)
Navamsha dispositor of the Mercury Sun (Leo)
Nakshatra dispositor of the Sun Ketu
Sign occupied by Ketu in Dreshkana chart Virgo

Hence, Virgo is the Deha Rasi of Lagna

Determination of Jeeva Rasi


Lord of rising Navamsha Mercury (Gemini)
Dreshkana dispositor of the Mercury Sun (Leo)
Nakshatra dispositor of the Sun Ketu
Sign occupied by Ketu in Navamsha chart Cancer

As such, Cancer is the Jeeva Rashi of Lagna.

Gangadhar Dasa would commence with the stronger between the Virgo (Deha) and Cancer
(Jeeva). While, Virgo is planetless, Rahu is placed in Cancer. Therefore, Cancer is here stronger
than the Virgo and the Dasa would begin with Cancer sign.

Balance of Dasa at Birth


The lord of Cancer, Moon, is in Jyeshtha Nakshatra where it has travelled 6 degree 00 minutes 14
seconds. So, Nakshatra ratio is 360.2333/800 = 0.45029
Duration of each Dasa here is 7 years. As such, Elapsed Dasa in same proportion 0.45029 X 7 =
3.15204. This is equivalent to 3 years 1 month and 25 days. Therefore, balance of Dasa at birth is 3
years 10 months and 05 days.

Operation of Maha Dasa

25 12 1924
05 10 0003 ‐ Cancer
‐‐‐ ‐‐ ‐‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐
30 10 1928
00 00 0063 ‐ Scorpio to Aries
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‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 10 1991
00 00 0007 ‐ Sagittarius
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 10 1998
00 00 0007 ‐ Gemini
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 10 2005

He became PM when Sagittarius Dasa was in operation. Sagittarius is the house of prowess
and is identical with Arudha Lagna (AL). It is also the Surya Lagna and is occupied by its own
lord Jupiter, luck lord Mercury and the Sun. The planet Sun is also the lord of luck from Arudha
Lagna (Sagittarius). It is aspected by Mars which is the 5th lord (fortune) from AL. The aspect of
Mars on Mercury is quite important here because the former is the 7th lord in natal chart and the
latter is the 7th lord from AL. The 7th house being 10th from 10th house is always suffused with
the vibrations of power and position. Further, the 6th and 12th Pad also falls in Sagittarius and has
filled the sign with the currents of Vipreet Raja Yoga. Combination of Mercury, 12th lord and
Jupiter, 6th lord has also played to do the same thing. Even Sun being the lord of 8th Pad has
worked as a promoter to enhance such effects. Hence, the combined vibrations worked together to
bring the chair of prime minister for him
Let us see the operation of sub‐period in Sagittarius Dasa.
30 10 1991
00 10 0005 ‐ Sag/Sag to Virgo
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 08 1997
00 07 0000 ‐ Sagittarius/Taurus
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 03 1998
00 07 0000 ‐ Sagittarius/Scorpio
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 10 1998
The event took place during the sub‐period of Taurus which represents 8th house from
birth ascendant and 6th house from AL. Thus it played too effectively to fructify the inbuilt
impulses of Vipreet Raja Yoga in Sagittarius. India conducted nuclear bomb blast in Pokharan in
May 1998 when Scorpio Bhukti was in operation under Sagittarius. Scorpio is identical with 2nd
house (crown) and is a Maraka Rasi. The event attracted strong reaction from world community
but Vajpayee's position in govt. was bolstered as he emerged as a bold and decisive prime
minister. Please note that the 2nd Pad falls in the 10th house.
After becoming the Prime Minister one of the main thrust in the policy of Vajpayee was to
improve relations with the neighbouring countries and Pakistan was on the top of the agenda. He
took many initiatives in this direction and the first fruit of his (such) efforts appeared in public in
the form of starting the Delhi‐Lahore bus service from February, 1999. This fulfilled the
aspirations of many people from both side of the border to travel across and meet the near and
dear ones separated permanently after division of the nation at the time of independence with
bitter experiences. At that time Gemini Dasa was in operation and he did many notable things
during this period. Gemini is identical with house of luck.
Let us see the Bhukti details under Gemini Dasa
30 10 1998
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00 07 0000 ‐ Gemini/Gemini
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 05 1999
00 07 0000 ‐ Gemini/Libra
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 12 1999
00 07 0000 ‐ Gemini/Aries
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 07 2000
00 07 0000 ‐ Gemini/Leo
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 02 2001
00 07 0000 ‐ Gemini/Aquarius
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 09 2001
00 07 0000 ‐ Gemini/Sagittarius
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 04 2002
00 07 0000 ‐ Gemini/Cancer
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 11 2002
00 07 0000 ‐ Gemini/Capricorn
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 06 2003
00 07 0000 ‐ Gemini/Virgo
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 01 2004
00 07 0000 ‐ Gemini/Pisces
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 08 2004
00 07 0000 ‐ Gemini/Scorpio
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 03 2005
00 07 0000 ‐ Gemini/Taurus
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
30 10 2005
His govt. came in minority in May 1999 due to withdrawal of support by AIADMK
supremo Jayalalitha and he became head of the care taker government. Gemini being 7th from AL
contains the killer currents also and the Arudha Lagna is filled with the vibrations of 6th and 12th
house that once gave rise to Vipreet Raja Yoga. But now in blending with the killer currents of
Gemini it dealt a death blow to his govt. But Gemini is also the house of luck and contains the
currents of fortune as well (5th Pad). So, he did not relinquish the office and remained in the chair
due to the effects of next sub‐period Libra, the sign of ascendant. Libra is occupied by an exalted
Yoga Karaka Saturn and he retained the chair during its operation under Gemini. Libra Bhukti
started immediately after the fall of the govt and enabled him to uphold the post of PM on 13th
October 1999. During the same Bhukti Kargil war broke out that gave Vajpayee additional name
and fame. His party went to pole with the slogan of bus, bomb and Kargil and got good mandate.

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The next Bhukti of Aries augmented his ability as a statesman that can be understood by the visit
of Bill Clinton in March 2000 and the declaration of his candid support for India. Sign Aries is
identical with 7th house containing all the ingredients of 10th house and 4th house. The Arudha of
11th house falls in Aries and he gained name and fame as a matured and experienced politician. He
also managed to get the hostages released from Kandhar with the help of US and other powerful
European countries during the same Bhukti. Aries is also aspected by debilitate 10th lord Moon
and Lagna lord Venus.
In spite of the fact that Vajpayee managed the things nicely during his tenure, he faced
some really tough times during the Bhukti of Aries Dasa. Aries Dasa started from 30‐12‐1999 when
his govt had to face the consequences of Gujarat earth quake. In spite of huge support from the
world over, his govt was criticised for mishandling and misappropriation of funds. The lord of
Aries Mars is placed in the 6th house. The problem was further compounded by Tehalka
disclosures of bribery in March 2001. Vajpayee was personally criticised for giving patronage to
the involved persons and his image of Mr. Clean was nearly mortified after that. This happened
during Leo Bhukti that caries the currents of 8th house (8th Pad).
There was terrorist attack on the Parliament on 13‐12‐2001 during the Bhukti of Sagittarius
which was the Marjar Bhukti. Subsequent to this the army was moved to borders in complete
battle formation. These were the periods of high mental tension for PM Vajpayee.
He visited China in July 2003 on an important diplomatic mission during Virgo Bhukti.
Virgo is identical with 12th house denoting foreign lands and its lord is placed in 3rd house
(communication and small trips).
He lost his office during Pisces Bhukti in May 2004. Pisces is identical with 6th house
denoting loss and defeat. Its vibrations are linked to the 10 house and is occupied by Mars that
carries currents of death infliction. Thus, his party lost in election and he was ousted from the
power.

Example 3

This chart belongs to the famous cine star Amitabh Bachchan

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Materialisation of following important events taken from internet is to be examined with the help
of Gangadhar Rasi Dasa

ü Married on June3, 1973


ü Sholay released on 15th August 1975 and Deewar released on 24th January 1975
ü Named as greatest star of the millennium by BBC in July 1999
ü Father expired on January 18, 2003
ü Mother passed away on 21st December 2007
ü Admitted to Lilavati Hospital ICU for surgery in November 2005
ü Court ruling about illegal acquisition of land on June 2, 2007

He was born when Aquarius was rising on the eastern horizon with Libra rising in both
Dreshkana and Navamsha divisions.

Determination of Deha Rasi


Lords of the rising Dreshkana Venus (Libra)
Navamsha dispositor of the Venus Venus (Taurus)
Nakshatra dispositor of the Venus Moon
Sign occupied by Moon in Dreshkana chart Aquarius

Hence, Aquarius is the Deha Rasi of Lagna

Determination of Jeeva Rasi


Lord of rising Navamsha Venus (Libra)
Dreshkana dispositor of the Venus Venus (Taurus)
Nakshatra dispositor of the Venus Moon
Sign occupied by Moon in Navamsha chart Capricorn

As such, Capricorn is the Jeeva Rashi of Lagna.

Gangadhar Dasa would commence with the stronger between the Aquarius (Deha) and Capricorn
(Jeeva). While, Aquarius is occupied by Ketu and Capricorn is planetless. Therefore, Aquarius is
here stronger than the Capricorn and the Dasa would begin with Aquarius sign.

Balance of Dasa at Birth

The lord of Aquarius, Saturn, is in Rohini Nakshatra where it has travelled 9 degree 14 minutes.
So, Nakshatra ratio is 554/800 = 0.6925. Duration of each Dasa here is 7 years. As such, Elapsed
Dasa in same proportion 0.6925 X 7 = 4.8475. This is equivalent to 4 years 10 month and 5 days.
Therefore, balance of Dasa at birth is 2 years 1 month and 25 days.

Operation of Maha Dasa

11 10 1942
25 01 0002 ‐ Aquarius
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 12 1944
00 00 0028 ‐ Gem+Sag+Ari+Lib
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‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 12 1972
00 00 0007 ‐ Leo
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 12 1979
00 00 0014 ‐ Pis + Vir
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 12 1993
00 00 0007 ‐ Taurus
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 12 2000
00 00 0007 ‐ Scorpio
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 12 2007
00 00 0007 ‐ Cancer
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 12 2014
His marriage took place on 3rd June 1973 when Leo was operating under Leo. The sign Leo
is identical with 7th house of his chart and is occupied by Rahu which is known for giving
marriage. Hence, the marriage during this Dasa and Bhukti was quite probable. The 7th Pad falls
in the 9th house indicating rise of luck after marriage and Amitabh Bachchan did not look back in
his long journey of success after marriage.
His two famous films namely Deewar and Sholay were released in 1975 during the
operation of Leo Dasa and propelled him into the high orbit of success. The film Deewar was
released 24th January 1975 and Sholay on 15th August 1975. Both the films were runway hits. Let
us see the operation of Bhukti in Leo Dasa
06 12 1972
00 07 0000 ‐ Leo/Leo
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 07 1973
00 07 0000 ‐ Leo/Sag.
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 02 1974
00 07 0000 ‐ Leo/Gem.
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 09 1974
00 07 0000 ‐ Leo/Lib
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 04 1975
00 07 0000 ‐ Leo/Ari
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 11 1975
The movie Deewar was released during the sub‐period of Libra under Leo Dasa. The sign
Leo in natural zodiac represents the 5th house known for signifying cinema and acting in films.
The 9th Pad falls in Leo and 7th Pad (Leo) falls in Libra (9th house). On account of this exchange
luck was fully on the side of the native and the film was a super hit. Sholay was released during
Aries Bhukti under Leo Dasa. The 3rd house signifies the gains of the 5th house denoting
involvement in films. Moreover, the 3rd (Aries) Pad falls in Lagna denoting everything good.
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Moreover, the lord of Aries (Mars) is located in the 5th house reckoned from Arudha Lagna and
again signifies matters related cinema and film etc. As such; something exclusively prominent in
film career was bound to take place during the operation of Aries Bhukti. The film made a
hopping business during that period.
Amitabh Bachchan was announced as the greatest star of the millennium by BBC on
November 1999 when Libra was operating under Taurus Dasa. Taurus Dasa started from 6th of
December 1993. Let us see the Bhukti in Taurus Dasa

06 12 1993
00 10 0005 ‐ Taurus/ Taurus to Aquarius
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ (7 X 10 = 70)
06 10 1999
00 07 0000 ‐ Taurus/ Libra
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 05 2000
Taurus is occupied by the Lagna lord Saturn and is identical with Arudha Lagna.
Libra also signified the elements of luck in nomination for such coveted position. His father
expired on 18th January 2003 when Scorpio Dasa was in operation. Scorpio being 2nd from the 9th
house carried the death inflicting currents for father. Let us see the sub‐periods operating at that
time
06 12 2000
00 02 0002 ‐ Scorp/ Scorp + Pisces
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 02 2003
00 07 0000 ‐ Scorp/Virgo
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 09 2003
Virgo happens to be the 12th house for father denoting departure from this world. It is also
occupied by Mars which as the lord of Aries carries the death inflicting currents for father. Thus,
the combined vibrations of Scorpio and Mars deposited in Virgo produced enormous flux for
death of the father.
He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, once more, to undergo surgery for
diverticulitis of the small intestine in November 2005. This also happened during the operation of
Scorpio Dasa and Sagittarius Bhukti.
06 09 2003
00 07 0000 ‐ Scorp/Cap
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 04 2004
00 07 0000 ‐ Scorp/Cancer
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 11 2004
00 07 0000 ‐ Scorp/Taurus
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 06 2005
00 07 0000 ‐ Scorp/Sag
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
06 01 2006

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Sagittarius is identical with 11th house consisting of vibrations for disease, accidents etc. Its
lord Jupiter is placed in the 6th house and is strongly aspected by Saturn and Keu. Since the 2nd
Pad falls in Scorpio it also nurses the currents capable of inflicting death or giving rise to death
like situation. Because of the combined effects of all these vibrations he had to face the death like
ordeals during this Dasa/Bhukti.
His mother passed away on 21st December 2007. That time Cancer was operating under
Cancer. Being 3rd from the 4th house Cancer possesses the impulses of death for the mother. As
10th Pad falls in Cancer, the death inflicting vibrations have been multiplied. Hence, death
of mother was a distinct possibility during the operation of Cancer Dasa and Bhukti.
On June 2, 2007 a Faizabad court ruled that he had illegally acquired agricultural land
designated specifically for landless Dalit farmers. Subsequent to this he abandoned claim in
respect of the land but that certainly tarnished his image in public. That time Libra was operating
under Scorpio. Libra in this chart represents luck but also contains the currents of 6th house as the
6th Pad falls therein. It is also aspected by Saturn and Rahu. Hence, the damage to reputation was
caused.

Example 4

The chart taken up for discussion below belongs to famous actress Loni Anderson who had four
marriages and three divorce. Her birth particulars; as given in SA Vol.4, on page 209 is given
below. We do not have date/month of her first marriage and divorce nor the date/month of the
birth of her first child Deidra Hoffman. Other marital events are as under

ü Second marriage to actor Ross Bickell on 28th January, 1974.


ü Marriage with Burt Reynolds on 29th April, 1988
ü Divorce with Burt Reynolds in January 1994
ü Marriage with Bob Flick on May 17, 2008

She was born when Leo was rising on the horizon with Leo rising in Dreshkana and Virgo rising
in Navamsha divisions.
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Determination of Deha Rasi
Lords of the rising Dreshkana Sun (Leo)
Navamsha dispositor of the Sun Jupiter (Sagittarius)
Nakshatra dispositor of the Jupiter Sun
Sign occupied by Sun in Dreshkana chart Scorpio

Hence, Scorpio is the Deha Rasi of Lagna

Determination of Jeeva Rasi


Lord of rising Navamsha Mercury (Virgo)
Dreshkana dispositor of the Mercury Sun (Leo)
Nakshatra dispositor of the Sun Mercury
Sign occupied by Mercury in Navamsha chart Cancer

As such, Cancer is the Jeeva Rashi of Lagna.

Gangadhar Dasa would commence with the stronger between the Scorpio (Deha) and Cancer
(Jeeva). While, Scorpio is not occupied by any planet, Sun is placed in Cancer. Therefore, Cancer
is here stronger than the Scorpio and the Dasa would begin with Cancer sign.

Balance of Dasa at Birth


The lord of Cancer, Moon, is in Ardra Nakshatra where it has travelled 12 degree 47 minutes. So,
Nakshatra ratio is 767/800 = 0.95874. Duration of each Dasa here is 7 years. As such, Elapsed Dasa
in same proportion 0.95874 X 7 = 6.71118. This is equivalent to 6 years 8 month and 16 days.
Therefore, balance of Dasa at birth is 0 years 3 months and 14 days.

Before starting the actual discussion it is important to mention here that this chart has been
purposely taken as it contains the case of repeated marriage and the students often feel flustered to
decide as to which houses must be considered for 2nd, 3rd and 4th marriages etc. Standard books
of astrology are not very clear on such suggestions and the savants apply the principles based on
their experience backed by sound logics to rebut their views. The available views prevalent among
the savants are listed as under

· As per one school of thought the first marriage is to be seen from the 7th house, 2nd marriage from
9th house, 3rd marriage from 11th house, 4th marriage from Lagna and so on and so forth. The principal
logic behind operation of this principle is that 2nd wife would be like younger sister to the first wife, 3rd
wife as younger sister to the 2nd wife and so on. This can apply only if all the wives live peacefully and
cordially. But different wives seldom live as elder and younger sisters. On the other hand invisible
animosity always exists in their relationships and dealings.
· So, keeping the above facts of inimical relationship in mind, scholars of other schools of thought have
suggested that the first marriage should be judged from the 7th house, 2nd marriage from 12th house, 3rd
marriage from 5th house, 4th marriage from 10th house and so on.
· Obviously, the above two principles can not be applicable for the ladies entering into 2nd, 3rd or 4th
marriages. This phenomenon is quite common in the western countries and the current example taken for
discussion falls into this category. To handle such a situation the argument advanced is that each
successive spouse is the follower of the previous spouse. Therefore, 2nd marriage is to be seen from the

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6th house, 3rd from the 5th house, 4th from the 4th house and like that. This principle is also based on the
grim fact that the 2nd spouse is the destructor of the first spouse, 3rd to the 2nd spouse and so on.
· Many savants argue that the house is destroyed with each separation and the destroyer of the house is
the successive wife or husband. As such, the 2nd marriage is to be seen from 3rd house, 3rd marriage
from the 11th house, 4th from 7th house and like that.
· Yet others argue that the destruction of house should be judged from the 11th house and; therefore, 2nd
marriage from 11th house, 3rd marriage from 6th house and so on.
· Other argument is that 2nd marriage is the end of the first marriage (spouse) in literal terms and;
therefore, 2nd house should be considered for 2nd marriage, 9th house for the 3rd marriage, 4th house for
the 4th marriage and so on.

Thus, the coiled confusion persistent with this topic is conspicuous and no firm line of
interpretation can be adopted in this respect. Then how to affect solution to this vexed issue?
In Vaidik paradigm the first wife is called Ardhangini (better‐half) and other wives are
called Rati‐Vardhini (instruments for extra carnal gratification). This can be applicable to all the
successive spouses for both the male and female natives no matter in what fashion that is
acquired. Thus, the impetus behind other marriages is the active play of elements of lustful
consociation leading to short or long term union for gratification of carnal appetite. The 11th
house carries the currents of eternal consociation while 12th house stands for extra marital
pleasures. The 6th house shows the tendency of the spouse to share bed with others that can
eventually lead to separation and another marriage. The 4th house contains the vibrations of
having ‘keeps’ while the 5th house denotes lovers and paramours. Thus, various factors can be
found associated with other marriages and the interpretation of the charts are required to be done
in that line.

Operation of Maha Dasa in chart of Loni Anderson


05 08 1945
14 03 0000 ‐ Cancer
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
19 11 1945
00 00 0028 ‐ Scorp + Vir + Taur + Pis
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
19 11 1973
00 00 0007 ‐ Capricorn
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
19 11 1980
00 00 0014 ‐ Leo + Aqu
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
19 11 1994
00 00 0014 ‐ Lib + Ari
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
19 11 2008
Her second marriage was to actor Ross Bickell on 28 of January 1974 when Capricorn under
Capricorn was in operation. Capricorn is identical with her 6th house denoting the follower of the
first husband for the purpose of matrimony. The Arudha of this house falls in Scorpio identical
with 4th house that signifies the keeps. So possibility for occurrence of another marriage was
quite promiscuous during the operation of this Dasa and Bhukti.

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The third marriage with Burt Reynolds took place on April 29, 1988 during the operation of
Aquarius Dasa and Bhukti. Aquarius is identical with 7th house containing all the pulsations of
love, marriage etc. It is also 9th from the Arudha Lagna (Gemini). Since the Arudha Lagna falls
in the 11th house the elements of eternal friendship was bolstered and fructified through Aquarius
in the form of 3rd marriage.
They were separated in January 1994 with bitter notes and lots of acrimony. The 7th lord is
placed with Rahu and 7th house is aspected by separative Sun from the separative 12th house.

Significator of marriage, Venus is also afflicted by lunar nodes that is the main culprit for
repeated divorce. Let us see the Bhukti under Aquarius Dasa
19 11 1987
00 07 0000 ‐ Aqua /Aqua
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
19 06 1988
00 03 0005 ‐ Aqua / Gem to Scorp
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
19 09 1993
00 07 0000 ‐ Aqua / Cancer
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
19 04 1994
Cancer is occupied by Lagna lord Sun and is identical with 12th house i.e. marital affairs. It
may please be noted that Reynolds accused her for such affairs in the divorce suit as main reason
for separation which Anderson has also not concealed in her book.
She was again married for the 4th time with Bob Flick on May 17, 2008 when Aries Dasa
was in operation. Aries is identical with luck and carries the currents of another marriage as has
been explained in the beginning. The event occurred during the last Bhukti i.e. Pisces. Pisces is
identical with 8th house denoting carnal pleasures and that has come to pass through a marriage
for securing stability. Its Pad has again gone to Gemini signifying eternal friendship. This shows
how the various houses containing elements of lustful consociation can lead to materialisation of
marriage in the life of the native.

I can call this Gangadhar Dasa as Shiva Dasa and harness the emotional cum religious
quotient of my fellow Indians to make it popular as how others are doing nowadays but I would
stick to honesty and request my readers to call it Gangadhar Dasa the name that was taught to me
and more importantly test this dasa on multiple charts.

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Real Jaimini
Navamsa1 Revealed
– 1 (South Indian Charts)
An analysis based on Jyotisha
Phalaratnamala of
Krishna Mishra
By
Shanmukha, India
[Dedication: This first article of my life is
reverentially dedicated to my Guru
Mahamahopadhyaya Sri Iranganti
2
Rangacharya .]

Sage Jaimini gave utmost


importance to Karakamsa chart and dealt
Shanmukha a.k.a T.S.V.R.Nageswara
with very specific and rare combinations
from it. Karakamsa means the Navamsa
Rao, is 30 years, a graduate in Electonics sign occupied by Atmakaraka planet. Most
and Communication Engineering, works in of the scholars advocated Parasara
a Science organization of Indian Govt. He Navamsa chart to analyze Karakamsa. But,
started his study of Astrology when he was Krishna Mishra in his Jyotish
3
22 years old and though not traditionally Phalaratnamala advocated another way of
trained, he is very fond of the wonderful reckoning Navamsa chart in line with
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system of Jaimini and learns it from his Prakriti chakra reckoning. My Guru Sri
Guru Sri Iranganti Rangacharya. He, is now
working on ancient commentarties on
Jaimini and writes some of his musings on 1
Though it is Krishna Mishra Navamsa, My
Jaimini system at his personal blog Guru calls it Jaimini Navamsa
http://sutramritam.blogspot.com. 2
Sri Rangacharya is an erudite scholar and
authority on Jaimini system and has been
publishing articles on Jaimini since the last five
decades.
3
Jyotish Phalaratnamala is very important
classic to understand Jaimini.
4
This Prakriti chakra reckoning means
counting in zodiacal order for odd signs and
reverse for even signs. The counting is based on
oddity of signs not on the Vishama pada / Sama
pada.
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Rangacharya, in his Jaimini Sutramritam, deciphered the verse of Krishna Mishra and
advocates using this variation along with Parasara Navamsa chart. This paper is an attempt
to understand Karakamsa chapter of Jaimini Sutras in the light of Phalaratnamala
manuscript available with us.

The venerable Sage Jaimini explained the Karakamsa in his Upadesa Sutras in the 2nd pada
of 1st adhyaya. He says
अथ ांशो हाणाम ् 
atha svāṁśo grahāṇām

Translation: Now, Sage is talking about the Swamsa. Literally it means the sign occupied by
the Swa (Atmakaraka) planet in the Navamsa chart.

Most of the recent commentators of Jaimini Sutras interpreted Swa as Atmakaraka, but
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Krishna Mishra and his son Somanatha Mishra listed out five types of Karakas to be used
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in various applications. Out of them, they particularly listed out Swakaraka as the lord of
the special Lagna like Hora, Ghatika etc. and gave a great deal of importance. Yet, in this
paper Atmakaraka as Swa is followed.

Atmakaraka: The planet obtaining most advanced in longitude in any sign in the chart.
There has been a great deal of discussion of calculating this planet. We follow the method by
our Guru, of 7 Chara karakas out of 7 planets (out of 8 planets when two planets are on equal
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degrees) and condemning Rahu for becoming Atmakaraka .

The movement of planets is very less compared to the Lagna; so, Karakamsa Lagna is,
indeed, a very coarse point. So, some scholars coined a new term Lagnamsa (Lagna of
Navamsa chart) equivalent to the Swamsa and read the indicated results from Lagnamsa
instead, which is not in the spirit of Jaimini.

But in the humble opinion of this scribe, Sage Jaimini himself addressed the situation and
precisely gave the methods overcoming this obstacle. The first thing one must recourse in
analyzing the horoscope is to judge the strength (for example yoga and avayoga etc.) of the
horoscope. So, in Jaimini system, utmost importance is given in analyzing the same and
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which is based on Yogada planets and Argalas. So, by examining these points, the Yoga on
the horoscope could be ascertained and then only the other combinations shall be analyzed
within the purview of the strength of chart. Thus, the coarseness of Karakamsa is
minimized to some extent. Yet, in this paper, for the sake of brevity and clarity, the charts
of established persons are discussed highlighting the importance of Karakamsa.

5
Refer to Kalpalatha by Somanatha Mishra
6
Refer to Jyotisha Phalaratnamala and Kalpalatha.
7
Interested readers can read more info at my blog at http://sutramritam.blogspot.com or Jaimini
Sutramritam by Sri Rangacharya.
8
There are 3 types of Yogada planets and they are calculated by aspecting planets on lagna and its 7th
house in Rasi, Navamsa and Drekkana charts.
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Karakamsa9 : It is the sign in which Atmakaraka planet placed in Navamsa chart.

Construction of Jaimini Navamsa Chart:


Krishna Mishra in his Jyotisha Phalaratnamala 1st chapter, 3rd verse explained the calculation
of his variation of Navamsa reckoning. The relevant sloka by Krishna Mishra is given here
for the benefit of readers.
चरभे चरभात ि् रभे नवमात ् 
सतु भाभये मनु योऽिप जगः ु
िवषमामतो िवपरीतमथो 
िवधरु ं शक कनम बधाः 

carabhe carabhāt sthirabhe navamāt 
sutabhādubhaye munayo'pi jaguḥ 
viṣamātkramato viparītamatho 
vidhuraṁśaka kalpanamatra budhāḥ
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Translation :
For Aries, Leo and Sagittarius the Navamsa reckoning starts direct from Aries.
For Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, the Navamsa count is reverse from Capricorn.
For Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, the Navamsa count is direct from Libra.
For Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, the count is reverse from Cancer.

It must be understood that Navamsa reckoning always starts from Movable sign, which is in
accordance with Parasara with an exception of Prakriti Chakra reckoning. Krishna Mishra
further explains the reckoning of Navamsa in this system in 11th chapter, 22nd verse as
follows.
अंशकिवभागोजे मेण यु मे त ु िवपरीतम ् 
रायंशकािन मतः वदि मनु योऽिखलशााः 
aṁśakavibhāgastvoje krameṇa yugme tu viparītam 
rāśyaṁśakāni kramataḥ vadanti munayo'khilaśāstrajñāḥ

Transaltion: The reckoning of Navamsa is regular and zodiacal for odd sign and regular and
anti – zodiacal for even sign. So, summarizing the both verses, we can deduce the following
table as ready reckoner with an advantage.

Rasi 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Aries Ar Ta Ge Cn Le Vi Li Sc Sg
Taurus Cp Sg Sc Li Vi Le Cn Ge Ta

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This scribe had requested Jhora software maker to include Krishna Mishra Navamsa but as he was
busy this scribe himself in the meanwhile has worked on an open source software for Saptarishis
Astrology wherein Krishna Mishra Navamsa can be calculated; this will soon be available from the
download section.
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Adopted from Jaimini Sutramritam by Sri Iranganti Rangacharya.
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Gemini Li Sc Sg Cp Aq Pi Ar Ta Ge
Cancer Cn Ge Ta Ar Pi Aq Cp Sg Sc
Leo Ar Ta Ge Cn Le Vi Li Sc Sg
irgo Cp Sg Sc Li Vi Le Cn Ge Ta
Libra Li Sc Sg Cp Aq Pi Ar Ta Ge
Scorpio Cn Ge Ta Ar Pi Aq Cp Sg Sc
Sagittarius Ar Ta Ge Cn Le Vi Li Sc Sg
Capricorn Cp Sg Sc Li Vi Le Cn Ge Ta
Aquarius Li Sc Sg Cp Aq Pi Ar Ta Ge
Pisces Cn Ge Ta Ar Pi Aq Cp Sg Sc

But, in the available manuscript of Kalpalatha by Somanatha Mishra, the illustrated son of
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Krishna Mishra, gives another way of calculating Navamsa chart, vide the following verse .

अंशक िवभाग ु पवु  श रीेित न 



मेष मेषािद वृषत कािद 

िमधनत ु तल
ु ािद किक णो मीनािद 
aṁśaka vibhāgastu purvokta śastra rītyeti na 
meṣasya meṣādi vṛṣasyatu kanyādi 
midhunasyatu tulādi karkiṇo mīnādi
Translation: The calculation of Amsa (Navamsa) is not according to the usual method.
Navamsa reckoning starts from Aries for Aries, from Virgo for Taurus, from Libra for
Gemini and from Pisces for Cancer.

In the humble opinion of this scribe either the above verse is corrupted or interpolated since
it is prima face contradicts the important principle of Navamsa starting from movable sign
for movable signs as it was stated in the above Kalpalatha’s verse that Navamsas start from
Pisces for Cancer. But, Krishna Mishra in his verse stated चरभे  चरभात ् meaning that
Navamsa starts from Movable sign for Movable sign. So, the interpretation given by Sri
Rangacharya is probably the correct version of Krishna Mishra Navamsa.

Now, we explain the application of Karakamsa for specific results. Yet, it must be kept in
mind that in the Karakamsa chapter of Jaimini Sutras not every house results were
indicated, but those principles can be extended with intelligent application. It must be
understood that whatever the combinations from Karakamsa, be read from only the
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Navamsa chart constructed in the above‐explained manner. Krishna Mishra in his Jyotisha
Phalaratnamala gives utmost importance to the Yogada planet and houses from it, yet in this paper
Karakamsa only be discussed. It has been observed by the scribe that Yogada and houses from
Yogada are equally very important and perfectly valid.
Vriddha Karika explains the clue to interpret the Karakamsa chart vide the following verse.

ु  राशौ शभु ांश े वा करकांश े लांश े शभ


शभ ु हे
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Courtesy: Sri Madhura Krishnamurthi Sastri and Manuscripts section of Saptarishis Astrology
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Some scholars advocate the Karakamsa lagna transposed to Rasi chart.
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उपह पाा े ो   शभु ग े 

पाप योग रिहते कै वं त िनिदशते ् 
्  िवपयय ः 
िमे िमं िवजानीयात िवपरीते
śubha rāśau śubhāṁśe vā karakāṁśe lagnāṁśaste śubhagrahe 
upagrahasya pāścātye svoccha svarkṣa śubharkṣage 
pāpa dṛgyoga rahite kaivalyaṁ tasya nirdiśet 
miśre miśraṁ vijānīyāt viparīte viparyayaḥ

Literal Translation: Karakamsa in benefic signs, benefic planets in Lagnamsa and planets in
exalted, own house or in benefic signs without conjucntion or aspect of malefic planets
indicate moksha for the native. The other effects can be understood from the benefic and
malefic influence on the houses and the planets.

The real clue to study the results of planets in the Karakamsa charts was indicated by Sri
Rangacharya in his Jaimini Sutramritam and Krishna Mishra also endorses that method. For
eample, if Venus in 2nd house, three types of results can be identified according to the
longitude obtained by him.

If between 0° ‐ 10°, Involved in Politics,


10° ‐ 20° , Sensuous ,
20° ‐ 30°, lives for hundred years.
But, in this paper a general attempt is made and advanced readers would do well to try those
methods.

Houses from Karakamsa Lagna:

Jaimini dealt with the results of Karakamsa in the 2nd Pada of 1st Adhyaya of Jaimini Sutras.
Generally the planets show the influence of the native on the society and their dignity
shows the extent to which it effects the society where as the bhavas show the external
influence that the sociey puts on the native. So a planet as Atmakaraka indicate the born
qualities of the native and in a bhava indicate the circumstances that society creates.

The results of houses from Karakamsa Lagna are indicated below, the list is not complete,
though.

• From Sutras 1‐2‐14 to 1‐2‐22 the results of the planets in Karakamsa and its second
house are indicated. The Sage Jaimini indicated the results in a much‐codified
“Katapaya” numeric system and word त  (Tatra) numerically means the 2nd house,
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yet the results can be found from the Karakamsa also. A planet becoming Atmakaraka
show the innate nature of the native and a planet in 2nd house show the recognition
the native gets in the society.

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Nilakantha interprets as Karakamsa and Rangacharya interprets as the 2nd house.
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• For example, Sage Jaimini says

िस कम ीवः शनौ १­२­२० 


prasiddha karmajjīvaḥ śanau 1­2­20

that Saturn as Atmakaraka indicate the persons nature being karma yogi, yet in
second house shows the way he does his work by the influence of the society and
fanlly getting recognized. It was observed by this scribe that whenever the word त 
(Tatra) occurs in that chapter, the results can be understood either from the concerned
house in the previous verse or the Karakamsa itself.

• Malefic planets in 3rd house indicate the person is a brave person. The malefic planets
in 3rd and 6th house indicate native either a farmer or a person works hard for his
livelyhood (कृ िषजीिव  ­­  kṛṣijīvi)  . The same is case with Jupiter in 9th house of
Karakamsa. 3rd house also indicates the diseases and this chapter replete with a
number of combinations for various specific diseases.

• Fourth house from Karakamsa indicate the education, the buildings that native
posesses and Phalaratnamala gives a great exposition of these results. Sutrartha
Prakasika by Nrisimha Suri indicate the mating place from 4th of Karakamsa.

• The Karakamsa Lagna and its 5th house indicate the innate talents and authorship of
the native. The connection of Moon or Jupiter with the 5th house indicates authorship
for sure and Krishna Mishra gives a number of combinations for excellence in various
Indian Languages.

• Seventh house indicate spouse, 9th house shows Guru, adultery and Dharma.

• Jaimini indicates 10th house result with sutra

•  िरःफे  बधु  े  े वा मंदवत १् ­२­४२


•  riaḥphe budhe dṛṣṭe vā maṁdavat 1­2­42

• If Mercury is placed in or aspects the 10th house, it gives the results like Saturn.

• Sun in 10th house aspected by Jupiter indicate the person a herdsman.

• It can be understood by looking at the results attributed to the 2nd house and 6th house
and with the above cited verse that the planets in the 2nd, 10th and 6th house (for lesser
extent though) indicate the professional inclination of the native.

• 12th house shows devotion. Again, Krishna Mishra indicate specific combinations for
devotion towards different sects of Hinduism. As it was cited earlier, he gave utmost
important to the Yogada planet and attributes 5th house for Devata Bhakti.

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In this paper, some illustrative charts will be studied in light of above points, and it
would take a complete book to explain each and every combination in Karakamsa chart.

Devotion – Ishta Devata


Though this scribe doesn’t want to discourage the Parasara Navamsa chart for Karakamsa
results, but an humble attempt here is made to show the efficacy of the Jaimini Navamsa
chart to understand the Karakamsa chart.

Sage Jaimini gave rare combinations to know devotion (Devata Bhakti) aspect of the native
vide the sutras from 1‐2‐71 to 1‐2‐85. The 12th house from Karakamsa Lagna shows the
devotion (Bhakti) of the native and Jaimini gave specific combinations for different forms
of Istha Devata. The benefic influence on 12th house indicate the person attaining the mukti
and vice versa. Krishna Mishra extended those combinations further and mentions that
Devata Bhakti from 5th house of Yogada Planet. The efficacy of this wonderful Jaimini
System will be proved with some illustratious charts.

Yoga For Attainment of Moksha, The Final Goal

Sage Jaimini listed in his Upadesa Sutras that benefic planet in 12th house and more
specifically Ketu in the 12th house leads to Moksha.

उे शभु े शभु लोकः 


ucce śubhe śubhalokaḥ 

के तौ कै वं 
ketau kaivalyaṁ
When Karakamsa Lagna falls in Sagittarius and Ketu in 12th, the chances of native attaining
the higher lokas is certain. Krishna Mishra further extends that the native will attain
moksha in this incarnation if these combinations occur in benefic signs.

Sage Jaimini lists out the importance of the sign in 12th house of the Karakamsa vide the
sutra

िया चापयोः िवशेषण
े  १‐२‐७३
kriyā cāpayoḥ viśeṣeṇa 1‐2‐73

Translation: If the 12th house falls either in Pisces or Cancer or Aries or Sagittarius indicates
the person attains final emancipation.

The above principle can be further extended for 12th falling in Scorpio yet for a lesser result.
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Example: Srila Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

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Reference: The Spiritual Dimensions of Vedic Astrology, Robert Koch, Page No. 369
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(Note: The horoscope was generated using an open source software modified by the scribe. This
software is targeted mostly towards Jaimini system. The Savayava Hora Lagna (SHL) and Ghatika
Lagna (GL) calculations are based on Jaimini Sutramritam and Jataka Sarasangraha by Raghava
Bhatta. TL in the charts shows Tara Lagna, which was erroneously taken as Shri Lagna by some
scholars. Phalaratnamala gives the calculation of Shri Lagna, which is, in fact, connected, to Venus
and Moon sign lord. I hope now readers could understand why Shri Lagna is important for prosperity
and Venus (Goddess Lakshmi), the Karaka for it)

Srila Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Krishna, a great


Vaishnava Saint of 15th century in eastern India. He is emotionally attached to Lord Krishna
in Madhura Bhakti and often falls into the ecstasy of Love with Him.

Karakamsa in Parasara Navamsa chart falls in Aquarius as Saturn being Atmakaraka. Mars
and Sun in 3rd, Venus and Rahu in 4th, Moon in 8th, Mercury and Jupiter in 9th and Ketu in
10th house. Moon in 8th house never been praised by Jaimini literature. Though, malefic
planets in 3rd house are a welcome combination, not for Sainthood.

In contract, look at the Jaimini Navamsa chart. Karakamsa Lagna falls in Sagittarius
Navamsa and Saturn being Atmakaraka with benefic aspect of Moon. In fact, Moon as
Poornargala with no virodhargala, aspecting Atmakaraka itself is pravrajyayogaa for a Saint.
Ketu in the 12th house in watery sign with aspect of exalted Sun and Mercury indicate the
highest order of spirituality in the native. Mercury in 5th house with Sun gave him the
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knowledge in Mimamsa Sastra and Vedanta respectively and he defeated most of his
contemporary scholars. Full Moon in 10th house aspecting the Karakamsa Lagna with
wonderful Argala proves the native’s ecstasy towards Godhead. Sage Jaimini speaks in his
Upadesa sutras vide

पूण ु योभगी िवाजीवी च 
  श
pūrṇendu śukrayorbhogī vidyājīvī ca 

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It is a branch of Vedanta philosophy highlighting the importance of ritualism. In this context,
Mimamsa means “Solution of problems by reflection and critical examination”.
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Translation: If full Moon and Venus occupy the Karakamsa or its 2nd, the native will be a
person in enjoyment and well educated.

Though Moon is not in KL but for his strong aspect on KL, Sri Chatanya was not in
enjoyment of worldly affairs, but He often falls in ecstacy of Madhra Bhakti and He was
well versed in the Sasthras.

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Example: Ramanujacharya ; 10 Apr 1017; 12:15 hrs; 11N14, 78E56; 05:22 East, India

Krishna Mishra is very specific that combination of Saturn with Jupiter, or Saturn in
Jupitarian signs makes a person belongs to Ramanuja Vaishnava Sampradaya. In the chart of
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Sri Ramanuja , the great Vaishnavite Saint, you can find Jupiter in 12th house in Libra
navamsa with Saturn, Mercury, Venus and Rahu. The conjunction of Jupiter with Rahu is
not welcome, but three benefic planets veto the power of Rahu. Aspect of Moon and Venus
does show the attachment He has with God. Jupiter and Mercury with exalted Saturn itself
is more than enough to show his devotion towards Lord Vishnu. There is a combination in
Phalaratnamala that Saturn with Rahu and aspect of Jupiter and Ketu makes a person a Yati
(who is an ascetic, restrained his passions and devotes his life spreading a message). This
combination doesn’t apply here in toto, though, Jupiter conjoining Saturn and Rahu made
him a Yati, in fact he was revered as Yatiraja (King of Yatis).

Krishna Mishra gives the following combinations for the Vaishnavism.

1. Saturn in signs of Mercury à Vishnu Bhakti


2. Saturn in Own Sign à Madhvamatha Sampradaya
3. Saturn with Jupiter à Ramanuja Sampradaya
4. Saturn in Jupitarian signs à ‐do‐
5. Saturn with Venus à Venkatesa Bhakti

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Some sources quote 04 Apr 1017 as birth date, which is also correct, if Julian year is followed. Here
Gregorian year is followed.
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Reference: The Spiritual Dimensions of Vedic Astrology, Robert Koch, Page no. 96
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It could be understood how much research was done by ancient Jaimini commentators and
how the combinations given above, work in Sri Ramanuja chart.

Compare the Parasara Navamsa with Jaimini Navamsa chart, where in 12th house was not
occupied by any planet excepting the aspect of a no. of planets, which is not enough to prove
his phenomenal qualities.

The 5th house not occupied by any planet in Jaimini Navamsa, but Sun aspects it with
Poornargala shows his excellence in Vedanta and Bhagavatgita. He wrote Sri Bhashya on
Brahma Sutras and Gitabhashya on Bhagavatgita.

The yoga of Ketu in 12th for highest order of spirituality can be found in horoscope of
Ramana Maharshi and Srila Pabhupada Bhakti Vedanta Swami, the founder of ISCKON.

Example : Srila Prabhupada; 01 Sep 1896; 15:24 hrs


• Some scholars erroneously take Rahu as Atmakaraka and in our humble opinion Rahu
can’t become Atmakaraka and will prove his spirituality with Jaimini Navamsa.
• Srila Prabhupada has Karakamsa Lagna in Taurus for Moon being Atmakaraka and
Jupiter, Saturn and Ketu in 12th house. This combination itself shows the combination
for renunciation of life.
• As explained elsewhere in this paper, the combination of Jupiter with Mars and the
influence of Ketu lead the person to renunciation.

• Jupiter in 12th and strong aspect of Mars with Ketu and Saturn in 12th house, though in
the malefic sign, for the association of Jupiter the native is considered one of the
greatest Vaishnava Saints of the last century.
• Moon in Karakamsa and Sun in 5th house made the native to translate and comment
on various Hindu scriptures.

Example: Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara Maharaja; October 12th, 1895; 23:38 Hrs LMT, (‐
5.53.20), Mayapur, 88E11, 22N34, India. (Courtesy: Robert Koch’s The Spiritual Dimensions
in Vedic Astrology)

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Atmakaraka is Sun placed in Virgo in Rasi Chart, in Virgo in Parasara Navamsa and in
Taurus in Jaimini Navamsa chart. If you look at Parasara Navamsa, Mars occupies 12th house
from Karakamsa, which may show devotion towards Nrisimha Deva for a Vaishnavite. But Srila
Sridhara Maharaja was ardent devotee of Lord Krishna.

Now, look at Jaimini Navamsa chart given above. AK Sun occupies Taurus Navamsa and
12th house is occupied by Moon, with aspect of Venus and well‐placed Saturn. Gaudiya
Vaishnava Sampradaya is believed to be initiated by a Vashnavaite from the order of
Madhva Sampradaya. Krishna Mishra attributes the influence of Saturn in own signs for the
path of Madhva Vaishnava Samradaya and the aspect of Venus from a Watery sign indicate
the subtle connection with Radha Devi in Goudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya. Sun being
Atmakaraka and the 2nd house from Karakamsa is occupied by Mars and aspected by
Jupiter, Mercury and Rahu from Pisces and Ketu from Virgo. The influence of two benefic
planets Jupiter and Mercury indicates that Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s excellence in Vedic
scriptures, his authorship and renunciation in life. You can’t find these yogas from Parasara
Navamsa chart.

Example: Birth details withheld for obvious reasons

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Look at this chart of a most famous and equally criticized astrologer on the Internet Jyotish
forums. In this chart, Saturn and Jupiter occupy the equal degrees and since the tie is
between AK and AmK planets, no Rahu intrusion is necessitated. So, Saturn becomes
Atmakaraka for being most advanced in longitude.

Saturn and Rahu in Karakamsa Lagna, Mars in 5th, Sun in 9th house. Sage Jaimini says

िकोणे पापये मािकः 
trikoṇe pāpadvaye māntrikaḥ 

शभु   े अनाहकः 



śubha dṛṣṭe anugrāhakaḥ 

पाप  े िनाहकः 
pāpa dṛṣṭe nigrāhakaḥ

Translation: If both 5th and 9 th occupied by malefic planets, then the native will be adept in
mantra sastra. If benefics aspect, he will protect the people and if malefics aspect will control
the spirits.

This native is a very advanced in mantra sastra, prescribes the mantras according to the
doshas in the horoscope and also wrote an excellent textbook on remedies using mantra
sastra. Look at the aspect of the most benefic planets on trines. Jupiter from Sagittarius,
exalted Venus and Moon from Pisces, aspect the 5th house, Mercury from Leo aspect the 9th
house, which show the transformation from a mantrik into the person who protects. Though
the Parasara Navamsa chart show the influence of malefics on trines, but Jaimini Navamsa
is very clear with powerful aspect of all benefics on trines.

This native claims to be a Vaishnavaite and devoted to Lord Jagannatha. In Parasara


Navamsa chart, Mercury occupies the 12th house in Leo, which shows that. In Jaimini
Navamsa chart, no planets occupy the 12th house, Mercury and Ketu aspect the 12th house.
The aspect of Mercury does show the devotion towards Vishnu, this scribe strongly opines
that the native shall involve in Ganesha worship, for the aspect of Ketu on 12th house. The
aspect of Ketu is more powerful than Mercury’s since more planets involved in Argala for
Ketu.

No planet occupies the 2nd house and Jupiter from Sagittarius aspect the 2nd house. Since
Jupiter has two powerful unobstructed argalas and Jupiter being in a Dual sign constitutes
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Tripadargala , which show the native gets his living from teaching and consultation.

Saturn and Rahu in this chart occupy Karakamsa. Rahu’s occupancy of Karakamsa lagna
may indicate the allegations he receives now and then of deceiving others. This scribe
reserves his opinion in this regard, though Krishna Mishra never praised the association of
Rahu in Lagna.

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Argala Rajayogas are very important in Jaimini system and was given a great exposition by Krishna
Mishra. This concept will be discussed in ensuing articles.
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Example: Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, 18‐2‐1836; 6:23AM, 87E44, 22N53

Readers may criticize me for using a different horoscope than the usual one, but I have seen
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a hand calculated horoscope by an eminent scholar Sri Vedavyas , where he used probably
his own Ayanamsa. In that chart Rahu moves back to Sagittarius Navamsa conjunct Sun
and Moon becomes most advanced planet in longitude.

In the horoscope of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, some scholars take Rahu as


Atmakaraka, but based on our experience and teachings of our Guru, Rahu is condemned for
being AK. According to Vriddha Karika, when two planets occupy same degree, then only
Rahu can be considered for Chara Karaka scheme, as is the case with this chart. Yet here,
since the tie is between AK and AmK, and Rahu is prohibited from becoming Atmakaraka,
so Moon becomes AK here for being most advanced planet.
Now, look at Parasara Navamsa, Moon occupies Aries Navamsa and 12th from
Karakamsa is not occupied by any planet. Sun from Sagittarius and Venus from Virgo
aspects the 12th house Pisces. Jaimini instructs us that Bhakti towards Shiva and Lakshmi
for Sun and Venus respectively. But, it is well known fact that Sri Paramahamsa was strong
devotee of Goddess Kali which cannot be easily explained with Parasara Navamsa.
Now, look at Jaimini Navamsa given above. AK Moon occupies Aries Navamsa in
this chart with no planet in 12th house from Karakamsa and aspects by Rahu and Sun from
Sagittarius, Ketu from Gemini.

Now, observe the two aphorisms of Sage Jaimini.


ु ां िशवे भिः 
रिव के त
ravi ketubhyāṁ śive bhaktiḥ
Translation: Sun and Ketu in 12th house of Karakamsa Lagna indicate the devotion towards
Lord Shiva.

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Parasara Jyotisham Part 2, Telugu Edition, by Sri Ekkirala Vedavyasa, PhD
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राणा तामांगायां च 
rāhuṇā tāmasyāṁdurgāyāṁ ca
Transaltion: If Rahu in 12th it indicate devotion towards Godess Durga or to the Tamasic
deities.

Though, Rahu is not in 12th house from Karakamsa lagna, but then he strongly aspects Pisces
from the frontal aspect of Sagittarius making it a very strong aspect. The planets Sun, Rahu
and Ketu clearly indicate the devotion towards Saivite Gods and especially the eternal
attachment that Sri Ramakrishna had towards Goddess Durga.

Amatyakaraka is Mars and Sage Jaimini instructs us to see devata bhakti (devotion to a
particular deity) also from 6th planet from Amatyakaraka vide Sutra Amatya Dase Chaivam.
Hence the 6th planet from AmK Mars is Rahu. Count like this, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter,
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Venus, Saturn, Rahu So, Rahu indicate bhakti towards Goddess Kali, Tamasic form of
Goddess Durga.

Example: A Male native. 09 May 1979; 00:12 hrs, 17N41, and 83E03, IST

Over the years this native has been puzzled about Ishta Devata. He feels strongly attached
towards Lord Rama and Lord Shiva, yet the Parasara Navamsa doesn’t give any clue about
that. Venus being Atmakaraka placed in Aquarius in Parasara Navamsa chart, with no
planet in 12th house. Hence the lord of 12th Saturn shall indicate the Ishta Devata which
possibly could be Lord Vishnu. Now, if you look at Jaimini Navamsa chart, Atmakaraka
Venus occupies Sagittarius Navamsa and its 12th is occupied by Sun aspected by Ketu,
Mercury and Mars from Aries. It explains the native’s attachment towards Lord Rama and
Lord Shiva being the family deity of the native.

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Count in the order of weekdays is followed by most of the commentators.
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The native is known for his good reasoning, logical thinking often argumentative in his
circles, often fond of reading legal cases in the newspapers due to the occupancy of Mercury
and Mars in the 5th house, which is not found in Parasara Navamsa chart. Sage Jaimini Says

बधु ने  मीमांसकः 
budhena mīmāṁsakaḥ 

कुजेन  न ैयायकः 
kujena naiyāyakaḥ

Translation: If Mercury occupies the Karakamsa Lagna or its 5th house, then the person will
be adept in mimamsaka sasthra, and if Mars occupies them, then the native will be a logician
or a lawyer.

If you look at the 3rd house in Parasara Navamsa chart, three malefic planets found, which
accroding to Jaimini produces a very brave person. Yet, the native is not that brave, though
argumentative. But in Jaimini Navamsa chart, no planets in 3rd and Jupiter placed in 6th
explain the native’s cowardary.

Sage Jaimini says

कमिण पापे शूरः 
karmaṇi pāpe śūraḥ 

ु  े कतरः 
शभ
śubhe kataraḥ
Translation: If a malefic occupy the 3rd house, it makes a brave man whereas benefic makes
one timid.

Although this article might be portraying Parasara Navamsa as not to be included while
doing Jaimini astrology but it is not the intention of this writer, his Guru has categorically
said not to totally ignore Parasara Navamsa while doing Jaimini astrology and also said that
Parasara Navamsa does not explain the sutras of Jaimini most effectively. In contrast
Krishna Mishras Navamsa does explain the Karakamsa chapter of Jaimini Sutras effectively.
There is more to this and will be continued in the 2nd part of this article.

To Be Continued …………….

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Real Jaimini
Navamsa1 Revealed
– 1 (North Indian Charts)
An analysis based on Jyotisha
Phalaratnamala of
Krishna Mishra
By
Shanmukha, India
[Dedication: This first article of my life is
reverentially dedicated to my Guru
Mahamahopadhyaya Sri Iranganti
2
Rangacharya .]

Sage Jaimini gave utmost


importance to Karakamsa chart and dealt
Shanmukha a.k.a T.S.V.R.Nageswara
with very specific and rare combinations
from it. Karakamsa means the Navamsa
Rao, is 30 years, a graduate in Electonics sign occupied by Atmakaraka planet. Most
and Communication Engineering, works in of the scholars advocated Parasara
a Science organization of Indian Govt. He Navamsa chart to analyze Karakamsa. But,
started his study of Astrology when he was Krishna Mishra in his Jyotish
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22 years old and though not traditionally Phalaratnamala advocated another way of
trained, he is very fond of the wonderful reckoning Navamsa chart in line with
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system of Jaimini and learns it from his Prakriti chakra reckoning. My Guru Sri
Guru Sri Iranganti Rangacharya. He, is now
working on ancient commentarties on
Jaimini and writes some of his musings on 1
Though it is Krishna Mishra Navamsa, My
Jaimini system at his personal blog Guru calls it Jaimini Navamsa
http://sutramritam.blogspot.com. 2
Sri Rangacharya is an erudite scholar and
authority on Jaimini system and has been
publishing articles on Jaimini since the last five
decades.
3
Jyotish Phalaratnamala is very important
classic to understand Jaimini.
4
This Prakriti chakra reckoning means
counting in zodiacal order for odd signs and
reverse for even signs. The counting is based on
oddity of signs not on the Vishama pada / Sama
pada.
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Rangacharya, in his Jaimini Sutramritam, deciphered the verse of Krishna Mishra and
advocates using this variation along
with Parasara Navamsa chart. This paper is an attempt to understand Karakamsa chapter of
Jaimini Sutras in the light of Phalaratnamala manuscript available with us.

The venerable Sage Jaimini explained the Karakamsa in his Upadesa Sutras in the 2nd pada
of 1st adhyaya. He says
अथ ांशो हाणाम ् 
atha svāṁśo grahāṇām

Translation: Now, Sage is talking about the Swamsa. Literally it means the sign occupied by
the Swa (Atmakaraka) planet in the Navamsa chart.

Most of the recent commentators of Jaimini Sutras interpreted Swa as Atmakaraka, but
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Krishna Mishra and his son Somanatha Mishra listed out five types of Karakas to be used
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in various applications. Out of them, they particularly listed out Swakaraka as the lord of
the special Lagna like Hora, Ghatika etc. and gave a great deal of importance. Yet, in this
paper Atmakaraka as Swa is followed.

Atmakaraka: The planet obtaining most advanced in longitude in any sign in the chart.
There has been a great deal of discussion of calculating this planet. We follow the method by
our Guru, of 7 Chara karakas out of 7 planets (out of 8 planets when two planets are on equal
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degrees) and condemning Rahu for becoming Atmakaraka .

The movement of planets is very less compared to the Lagna; so, Karakamsa Lagna is,
indeed, a very coarse point. So, some scholars coined a new term Lagnamsa (Lagna of
Navamsa chart) equivalent to the Swamsa and read the indicated results from Lagnamsa
instead, which is not in the spirit of Jaimini.

But in the humble opinion of this scribe, Sage Jaimini himself addressed the situation and
precisely gave the methods overcoming this obstacle. The first thing one must recourse in
analyzing the horoscope is to judge the strength (for example yoga and avayoga etc.) of the
horoscope. So, in Jaimini system, utmost importance is given in analyzing the same and
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which is based on Yogada planets and Argalas. So, by examining these points, the Yoga on
the horoscope could be ascertained and then only the other combinations shall be analyzed
within the purview of the strength of chart. Thus, the coarseness of Karakamsa is
minimized to some extent. Yet, in this paper, for the sake of brevity and clarity, the charts
of established persons are discussed highlighting the importance of Karakamsa.

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Refer to Kalpalatha by Somanatha Mishra
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Refer to Jyotisha Phalaratnamala and Kalpalatha.
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Interested readers can read more info at my blog at http://sutramritam.blogspot.com or Jaimini
Sutramritam by Sri Rangacharya.
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There are 3 types of Yogada planets and they are calculated by aspecting planets on lagna and its 7th
house in Rasi, Navamsa and Drekkana charts.
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Karakamsa9 : It is the sign in which Atmakaraka planet placed in Navamsa chart.

Construction of Jaimini Navamsa Chart:


Krishna Mishra in his Jyotisha Phalaratnamala 1st chapter, 3rd verse explained the calculation
of his variation of Navamsa reckoning. The relevant sloka by Krishna Mishra is given here
for the benefit of readers.
चरभे चरभात ि् रभे नवमात ् 
सतु भाभये मनु योऽिप जगः ु
िवषमामतो िवपरीतमथो 
िवधरु ं शक कनम बधाः 

carabhe carabhāt sthirabhe navamāt 
sutabhādubhaye munayo'pi jaguḥ 
viṣamātkramato viparītamatho 
vidhuraṁśaka kalpanamatra budhāḥ
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Translation :
For Aries, Leo and Sagittarius the Navamsa reckoning starts direct from Aries.
For Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, the Navamsa count is reverse from Capricorn.
For Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, the Navamsa count is direct from Libra.
For Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, the count is reverse from Cancer.

It must be understood that Navamsa reckoning always starts from Movable sign, which is in
accordance with Parasara with an exception of Prakriti Chakra reckoning. Krishna Mishra
further explains the reckoning of Navamsa in this system in 11th chapter, 22nd verse as
follows.
अंशकिवभागोजे मेण यु मे त ु िवपरीतम ् 
रायंशकािन मतः वदि मनु योऽिखलशााः 
aṁśakavibhāgastvoje krameṇa yugme tu viparītam 
rāśyaṁśakāni kramataḥ vadanti munayo'khilaśāstrajñāḥ

Transaltion: The reckoning of Navamsa is regular and zodiacal for odd sign and regular and
anti – zodiacal for even sign. So, summarizing the both verses, we can deduce the following
table as ready reckoner with an advantage.

Rasi 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Aries Ar Ta Ge Cn Le Vi Li Sc Sg
Taurus Cp Sg Sc Li Vi Le Cn Ge Ta

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This scribe had requested Jhora software maker to include Krishna Mishra Navamsa but as he was
busy this scribe himself in the meanwhile has worked on an open source software for Saptarishis
Astrology wherein Krishna Mishra Navamsa can be calculated; this will soon be available from the
download section.
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Adopted from Jaimini Sutramritam by Sri Iranganti Rangacharya.
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Gemini Li Sc Sg Cp Aq Pi Ar Ta Ge
Cancer Cn Ge Ta Ar Pi Aq Cp Sg Sc
Leo Ar Ta Ge Cn Le Vi Li Sc Sg
irgo Cp Sg Sc Li Vi Le Cn Ge Ta
Libra Li Sc Sg Cp Aq Pi Ar Ta Ge
Scorpio Cn Ge Ta Ar Pi Aq Cp Sg Sc
Sagittarius Ar Ta Ge Cn Le Vi Li Sc Sg
Capricorn Cp Sg Sc Li Vi Le Cn Ge Ta
Aquarius Li Sc Sg Cp Aq Pi Ar Ta Ge
Pisces Cn Ge Ta Ar Pi Aq Cp Sg Sc

But, in the available manuscript of Kalpalatha by Somanatha Mishra, the illustrated son of
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Krishna Mishra, gives another way of calculating Navamsa chart, vide the following verse .

अंशक िवभाग ु पवु  श रीेित न 



मेष मेषािद वृषत कािद 

िमधनत ु तल
ु ािद किक णो मीनािद 
aṁśaka vibhāgastu purvokta śastra rītyeti na 
meṣasya meṣādi vṛṣasyatu kanyādi 
midhunasyatu tulādi karkiṇo mīnādi
Translation: The calculation of Amsa (Navamsa) is not according to the usual method.
Navamsa reckoning starts from Aries for Aries, from Virgo for Taurus, from Libra for
Gemini and from Pisces for Cancer.

In the humble opinion of this scribe either the above verse is corrupted or interpolated since
it is prima face contradicts the important principle of Navamsa starting from movable sign
for movable signs as it was stated in the above Kalpalatha’s verse that Navamsas start from
Pisces for Cancer. But, Krishna Mishra in his verse stated चरभे  चरभात ् meaning that
Navamsa starts from Movable sign for Movable sign. So, the interpretation given by Sri
Rangacharya is probably the correct version of Krishna Mishra Navamsa.

Now, we explain the application of Karakamsa for specific results. Yet, it must be kept in
mind that in the Karakamsa chapter of Jaimini Sutras not every house results were
indicated, but those principles can be extended with intelligent application. It must be
understood that whatever the combinations from Karakamsa, be read from only the
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Navamsa chart constructed in the above‐explained manner. Krishna Mishra in his Jyotisha
Phalaratnamala gives utmost importance to the Yogada planet and houses from it, yet in this paper
Karakamsa only be discussed. It has been observed by the scribe that Yogada and houses from
Yogada are equally very important and perfectly valid.
Vriddha Karika explains the clue to interpret the Karakamsa chart vide the following verse.

ु  राशौ शभु ांश े वा करकांश े लांश े शभ


शभ ु हे
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Courtesy: Sri Madhura Krishnamurthi Sastri and Manuscripts section of Saptarishis Astrology
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Some scholars advocate the Karakamsa lagna transposed to Rasi chart.
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उपह पाा े ो   शभु ग े 

पाप योग रिहते कै वं त िनिदशते ् 
्  िवपयय ः 
िमे िमं िवजानीयात िवपरीते
śubha rāśau śubhāṁśe vā karakāṁśe lagnāṁśaste śubhagrahe 
upagrahasya pāścātye svoccha svarkṣa śubharkṣage 
pāpa dṛgyoga rahite kaivalyaṁ tasya nirdiśet 
miśre miśraṁ vijānīyāt viparīte viparyayaḥ

Literal Translation: Karakamsa in benefic signs, benefic planets in Lagnamsa and planets in
exalted, own house or in benefic signs without conjucntion or aspect of malefic planets
indicate moksha for the native. The other effects can be understood from the benefic and
malefic influence on the houses and the planets.

The real clue to study the results of planets in the Karakamsa charts was indicated by Sri
Rangacharya in his Jaimini Sutramritam and Krishna Mishra also endorses that method. For
eample, if Venus in 2nd house, three types of results can be identified according to the
longitude obtained by him.

If between 0° ‐ 10°, Involved in Politics,


10° ‐ 20° , Sensuous ,
20° ‐ 30°, lives for hundred years.
But, in this paper a general attempt is made and advanced readers would do well to try those
methods.

Houses from Karakamsa Lagna:

Jaimini dealt with the results of Karakamsa in the 2nd Pada of 1st Adhyaya of Jaimini Sutras.
Generally the planets show the influence of the native on the society and their dignity
shows the extent to which it effects the society where as the bhavas show the external
influence that the sociey puts on the native. So a planet as Atmakaraka indicate the born
qualities of the native and in a bhava indicate the circumstances that society creates.

The results of houses from Karakamsa Lagna are indicated below, the list is not complete,
though.

• From Sutras 1‐2‐14 to 1‐2‐22 the results of the planets in Karakamsa and its second
house are indicated. The Sage Jaimini indicated the results in a much‐codified
“Katapaya” numeric system and word त  (Tatra) numerically means the 2nd house,
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yet the results can be found from the Karakamsa also. A planet becoming Atmakaraka
show the innate nature of the native and a planet in 2nd house show the recognition
the native gets in the society.

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Nilakantha interprets as Karakamsa and Rangacharya interprets as the 2nd house.
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• For example, Sage Jaimini says

िस कम ीवः शनौ १­२­२० 


prasiddha karmajjīvaḥ śanau 1­2­20

that Saturn as Atmakaraka indicate the persons nature being karma yogi, yet in
second house shows the way he does his work by the influence of the society and
fanlly getting recognized. It was observed by this scribe that whenever the word त 
(Tatra) occurs in that chapter, the results can be understood either from the concerned
house in the previous verse or the Karakamsa itself.

• Malefic planets in 3rd house indicate the person is a brave person. The malefic planets
in 3rd and 6th house indicate native either a farmer or a person works hard for his
livelyhood (कृ िषजीिव  ­­  kṛṣijīvi)  . The same is case with Jupiter in 9th house of
Karakamsa. 3rd house also indicates the diseases and this chapter replete with a
number of combinations for various specific diseases.

• Fourth house from Karakamsa indicate the education, the buildings that native
posesses and Phalaratnamala gives a great exposition of these results. Sutrartha
Prakasika by Nrisimha Suri indicate the mating place from 4th of Karakamsa.

• The Karakamsa Lagna and its 5th house indicate the innate talents and authorship of
the native. The connection of Moon or Jupiter with the 5th house indicates authorship
for sure and Krishna Mishra gives a number of combinations for excellence in various
Indian Languages.

• Seventh house indicate spouse, 9th house shows Guru, adultery and Dharma.

• Jaimini indicates 10th house result with sutra

•  िरःफे  बधु  े  े वा मंदवत १् ­२­४२


•  riaḥphe budhe dṛṣṭe vā maṁdavat 1­2­42

• If Mercury is placed in or aspects the 10th house, it gives the results like Saturn.

• Sun in 10th house aspected by Jupiter indicate the person a herdsman.

• It can be understood by looking at the results attributed to the 2nd house and 6th house
and with the above cited verse that the planets in the 2nd, 10th and 6th house (for lesser
extent though) indicate the professional inclination of the native.

• 12th house shows devotion. Again, Krishna Mishra indicate specific combinations for
devotion towards different sects of Hinduism. As it was cited earlier, he gave utmost
important to the Yogada planet and attributes 5th house for Devata Bhakti.

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In this paper, some illustrative charts will be studied in light of above points, and it
would take a complete book to explain each and every combination in Karakamsa chart.

Devotion – Ishta Devata


Though this scribe doesn’t want to discourage the Parasara Navamsa chart for Karakamsa
results, but an humble attempt here is made to show the efficacy of the Jaimini Navamsa
chart to understand the Karakamsa chart.

Sage Jaimini gave rare combinations to know devotion (Devata Bhakti) aspect of the native
vide the sutras from 1‐2‐71 to 1‐2‐85. The 12th house from Karakamsa Lagna shows the
devotion (Bhakti) of the native and Jaimini gave specific combinations for different forms
of Istha Devata. The benefic influence on 12th house indicate the person attaining the mukti
and vice versa. Krishna Mishra extended those combinations further and mentions that
Devata Bhakti from 5th house of Yogada Planet. The efficacy of this wonderful Jaimini
System will be proved with some illustratious charts.

Yoga For Attainment of Moksha, The Final Goal

Sage Jaimini listed in his Upadesa Sutras that benefic planet in 12th house and more
specifically Ketu in the 12th house leads to Moksha.

उे शभु े शभु लोकः 


ucce śubhe śubhalokaḥ 

के तौ कै वं 
ketau kaivalyaṁ
When Karakamsa Lagna falls in Sagittarius and Ketu in 12th, the chances of native attaining
the higher lokas is certain. Krishna Mishra further extends that the native will attain
moksha in this incarnation if these combinations occur in benefic signs.

Sage Jaimini lists out the importance of the sign in 12th house of the Karakamsa vide the
sutra

िया चापयोः िवशेषण
े  १‐२‐७३
kriyā cāpayoḥ viśeṣeṇa 1‐2‐73

Translation: If the 12th house falls either in Pisces or Cancer or Aries or Sagittarius indicates
the person attains final emancipation.

The above principle can be further extended for 12th falling in Scorpio yet for a lesser result.
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Example: Srila Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

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Reference: The Spiritual Dimensions of Vedic Astrology, Robert Koch, Page No. 369
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(Note: The horoscope was generated using an open source software modified by the scribe. This
software is targeted mostly towards Jaimini system. The Savayava Hora Lagna (SHL) and Ghatika
Lagna (GL) calculations are based on Jaimini Sutramritam and Jataka Sarasangraha by Raghava
Bhatta. TL in the charts shows Tara Lagna, which was erroneously taken as Shri Lagna by some
scholars. Phalaratnamala gives the calculation of Shri Lagna, which is, in fact, connected, to Venus
and Moon sign lord. I hope now readers could understand why Shri Lagna is important for prosperity
and Venus (Goddess Lakshmi), the Karaka for it)

Srila Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Krishna, a great


Vaishnava Saint of 15th century in eastern India. He is emotionally attached to Lord Krishna
in Madhura Bhakti and often falls into the ecstasy of Love with Him.

Karakamsa in Parasara Navamsa chart falls in Aquarius as Saturn being Atmakaraka. Mars
and Sun in 3rd, Venus and Rahu in 4th, Moon in 8th, Mercury and Jupiter in 9th and Ketu in
10th house. Moon in 8th house never been praised by Jaimini literature. Though, malefic
planets in 3rd house are a welcome combination, not for Sainthood.

In contract, look at the Jaimini Navamsa chart. Karakamsa Lagna falls in Sagittarius
Navamsa and Saturn being Atmakaraka with benefic aspect of Moon. In fact, Moon as
Poornargala with no virodhargala, aspecting Atmakaraka itself is pravrajyayogaa for a Saint.
Ketu in the 12th house in watery sign with aspect of exalted Sun and Mercury indicate the
highest order of spirituality in the native. Mercury in 5th house with Sun gave him the
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knowledge in Mimamsa Sastra and Vedanta respectively and he defeated most of his
contemporary scholars. Full Moon in 10th house aspecting the Karakamsa Lagna with
wonderful Argala proves the native’s ecstasy towards Godhead. Sage Jaimini speaks in his
Upadesa sutras vide

पूण ु योभगी िवाजीवी च 
  श
pūrṇendu śukrayorbhogī vidyājīvī ca 

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It is a branch of Vedanta philosophy highlighting the importance of ritualism. In this context,
Mimamsa means “Solution of problems by reflection and critical examination”.
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Translation: If full Moon and Venus occupy the Karakamsa or its 2nd, the native will be a
person in enjoyment and well educated.

Though Moon is not in KL but for his strong aspect on KL, Sri Chatanya was not in
enjoyment of worldly affairs, but He often falls in ecstacy of Madhra Bhakti and He was
well versed in the Sasthras.

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Example: Ramanujacharya ; 10 Apr 1017; 12:15 hrs; 11N14, 78E56; 05:22 East, India

Krishna Mishra is very specific that combination of Saturn with Jupiter, or Saturn in
Jupitarian signs makes a person belongs to Ramanuja Vaishnava Sampradaya. In the chart of
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Sri Ramanuja , the great Vaishnavite Saint, you can find Jupiter in 12th house in Libra
navamsa with Saturn, Mercury, Venus and Rahu. The conjunction of Jupiter with Rahu is
not welcome, but three benefic planets veto the power of Rahu. Aspect of Moon and Venus
does show the attachment He has with God. Jupiter and Mercury with exalted Saturn itself
is more than enough to show his devotion towards Lord Vishnu. There is a combination in
Phalaratnamala that Saturn with Rahu and aspect of Jupiter and Ketu makes a person a Yati
(who is an ascetic, restrained his passions and devotes his life spreading a message). This
combination doesn’t apply here in toto, though, Jupiter conjoining Saturn and Rahu made
him a Yati, in fact he was revered as Yatiraja (King of Yatis).

Krishna Mishra gives the following combinations for the Vaishnavism.

1. Saturn in signs of Mercury à Vishnu Bhakti


2. Saturn in Own Sign à Madhvamatha Sampradaya
3. Saturn with Jupiter à Ramanuja Sampradaya
4. Saturn in Jupitarian signs à ‐do‐

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Some sources quote 04 Apr 1017 as birth date, which is also correct, if Julian year is followed. Here
Gregorian year is followed.
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Reference: The Spiritual Dimensions of Vedic Astrology, Robert Koch, Page no. 96
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5. Saturn with Venus à Venkatesa Bhakti

It could be understood how much research was done by ancient Jaimini commentators and
how the combinations given above, work in Sri Ramanuja chart.

Compare the Parasara Navamsa with Jaimini Navamsa chart, where in 12th house was not
occupied by any planet excepting the aspect of a no. of planets, which is not enough to prove
his phenomenal qualities.

The 5th house not occupied by any planet in Jaimini Navamsa, but Sun aspects it with
Poornargala shows his excellence in Vedanta and Bhagavatgita. He wrote Sri Bhashya on
Brahma Sutras and Gitabhashya on Bhagavatgita.

The yoga of Ketu in 12th for highest order of spirituality can be found in horoscope of
Ramana Maharshi and Srila Pabhupada Bhakti Vedanta Swami, the founder of ISCKON.

Example : Srila Prabhupada; 01 Sep 1896; 15:24 hrs


• Some scholars erroneously take Rahu as Atmakaraka and in our humble opinion Rahu
can’t become Atmakaraka and will prove his spirituality with Jaimini Navamsa.
• Srila Prabhupada has Karakamsa Lagna in Taurus for Moon being Atmakaraka and
Jupiter, Saturn and Ketu in 12th house. This combination itself shows the combination
for renunciation of life.
• As explained elsewhere in this paper, the combination of Jupiter with Mars and the
influence of Ketu lead the person to renunciation.

• Jupiter in 12th and strong aspect of Mars with Ketu and Saturn in 12th house, though in
the malefic sign, for the association of Jupiter the native is considered one of the
greatest Vaishnava Saints of the last century.
• Moon in Karakamsa and Sun in 5th house made the native to translate and comment
on various Hindu scriptures.

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Example: Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara Maharaja; October 12th, 1895; 23:38 Hrs LMT, (‐
5.53.20), Mayapur, 88E11, 22N34, India. (Courtesy: Robert Koch’s The Spiritual Dimensions
in Vedic Astrology)

Atmakaraka is Sun placed in Virgo in Rasi Chart, in Virgo in Parasara Navamsa and in
Taurus in Jaimini Navamsa chart. If you look at Parasara Navamsa, Mars occupies 12th house
from Karakamsa, which may show devotion towards Nrisimha Deva for a Vaishnavite. But Srila
Sridhara Maharaja was ardent devotee of Lord Krishna.

Now, look at Jaimini Navamsa chart given above. AK Sun occupies Taurus Navamsa and
12th house is occupied by Moon, with aspect of Venus and well‐placed Saturn. Gaudiya
Vaishnava Sampradaya is believed to be initiated by a Vashnavaite from the order of
Madhva Sampradaya. Krishna Mishra attributes the influence of Saturn in own signs for the
path of Madhva Vaishnava Samradaya and the aspect of Venus from a Watery sign indicate
the subtle connection with Radha Devi in Goudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya. Sun being
Atmakaraka and the 2nd house from Karakamsa is occupied by Mars and aspected by
Jupiter, Mercury and Rahu from Pisces and Ketu from Virgo. The influence of two benefic
planets Jupiter and Mercury indicates that Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s excellence in Vedic
scriptures, his authorship and renunciation in life. You can’t find these yogas from Parasara
Navamsa chart.

Example: Birth details withheld for obvious reasons

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Look at this chart of a most famous and equally criticized astrologer on the Internet Jyotish
forums. In this chart, Saturn and Jupiter occupy the equal degrees and since the tie is
between AK and AmK planets, no Rahu intrusion is necessitated. So, Saturn becomes
Atmakaraka for being most advanced in longitude.

Saturn and Rahu in Karakamsa Lagna, Mars in 5th, Sun in 9th house. Sage Jaimini says

िकोणे पापये मािकः 
trikoṇe pāpadvaye māntrikaḥ 

शभु   े अनाहकः 



śubha dṛṣṭe anugrāhakaḥ 

पाप  े िनाहकः 
pāpa dṛṣṭe nigrāhakaḥ

Translation: If both 5th and 9 th occupied by malefic planets, then the native will be adept in
mantra sastra. If benefics aspect, he will protect the people and if malefics aspect will control
the spirits.

This native is a very advanced in mantra sastra, prescribes the mantras according to the
doshas in the horoscope and also wrote an excellent textbook on remedies using mantra
sastra. Look at the aspect of the most benefic planets on trines. Jupiter from Sagittarius,
exalted Venus and Moon from Pisces, aspect the 5th house, Mercury from Leo aspect the 9th
house, which show the transformation from a mantrik into the person who protects. Though
the Parasara Navamsa chart show the influence of malefics on trines, but Jaimini Navamsa
is very clear with powerful aspect of all benefics on trines.

This native claims to be a Vaishnavaite and devoted to Lord Jagannatha. In Parasara


Navamsa chart, Mercury occupies the 12th house in Leo, which shows that. In Jaimini
Navamsa chart, no planets occupy the 12th house, Mercury and Ketu aspect the 12th house.
The aspect of Mercury does show the devotion towards Vishnu, this scribe strongly opines
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that the native shall involve in Ganesha worship, for the aspect of Ketu on 12th house. The
aspect of Ketu is more powerful than Mercury’s since more planets involved in Argala for
Ketu.

No planet occupies the 2nd house and Jupiter from Sagittarius aspect the 2nd house. Since
Jupiter has two powerful unobstructed argalas and Jupiter being in a Dual sign constitutes
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Tripadargala , which show the native gets his living from teaching and consultation.

Saturn and Rahu in this chart occupy Karakamsa. Rahu’s occupancy of Karakamsa lagna
may indicate the allegations he receives now and then of deceiving others. This scribe
reserves his opinion in this regard, though Krishna Mishra never praised the association of
Rahu in Lagna.

Example: Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, 18‐2‐1836; 6:23AM, 87E44, 22N53

Readers may criticize me for using a different horoscope than the usual one, but I have seen
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a hand calculated horoscope by an eminent scholar Sri Vedavyas , where he used probably
his own Ayanamsa. In that chart Rahu moves back to Sagittarius Navamsa conjunct Sun
and Moon becomes most advanced planet in longitude.

In the horoscope of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, some scholars take Rahu as


Atmakaraka, but based on our experience and teachings of our Guru, Rahu is condemned for
being AK. According to Vriddha Karika, when two planets occupy same degree, then only
Rahu can be considered for Chara Karaka scheme, as is the case with this chart. Yet here,
since the tie is between AK and AmK, and Rahu is prohibited from becoming Atmakaraka,
so Moon becomes AK here for being most advanced planet.

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Argala Rajayogas are very important in Jaimini system and was given a great exposition by Krishna
Mishra. This concept will be discussed in ensuing articles.
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Parasara Jyotisham Part 2, Telugu Edition, by Sri Ekkirala Vedavyasa, PhD
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Now, look at Parasara Navamsa, Moon occupies Aries Navamsa and 12th from
Karakamsa is not occupied by any planet. Sun from Sagittarius and Venus from Virgo
aspects the 12th house Pisces. Jaimini instructs us that Bhakti towards Shiva and Lakshmi
for Sun and Venus respectively. But, it is well known fact that Sri Paramahamsa was strong
devotee of Goddess Kali which cannot be easily explained with Parasara Navamsa.
Now, look at Jaimini Navamsa given above. AK Moon occupies Aries Navamsa in
this chart with no planet in 12th house from Karakamsa and aspects by Rahu and Sun from
Sagittarius, Ketu from Gemini.

Now, observe the two aphorisms of Sage Jaimini.


ु ां िशवे भिः 
रिव के त
ravi ketubhyāṁ śive bhaktiḥ
Translation: Sun and Ketu in 12th house of Karakamsa Lagna indicate the devotion towards
Lord Shiva.

राणा तामांगायां च 
rāhuṇā tāmasyāṁdurgāyāṁ ca
Transaltion: If Rahu in 12th it indicate devotion towards Godess Durga or to the Tamasic
deities.

Though, Rahu is not in 12th house from Karakamsa lagna, but then he strongly aspects Pisces
from the frontal aspect of Sagittarius making it a very strong aspect. The planets Sun, Rahu
and Ketu clearly indicate the devotion towards Saivite Gods and especially the eternal
attachment that Sri Ramakrishna had towards Goddess Durga.

Amatyakaraka is Mars and Sage Jaimini instructs us to see devata bhakti (devotion to a
particular deity) also from 6th planet from Amatyakaraka vide Sutra Amatya Dase Chaivam.
Hence the 6th planet from AmK Mars is Rahu. Count like this, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter,
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Venus, Saturn, Rahu So, Rahu indicate bhakti towards Goddess Kali, Tamasic form of
Goddess Durga.

Example: A Male native. 09 May 1979; 00:12 hrs, 17N41, and 83E03, IST

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Count in the order of weekdays is followed by most of the commentators.
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Over the years this native has been puzzled about Ishta Devata. He feels strongly attached
towards Lord Rama and Lord Shiva, yet the Parasara Navamsa doesn’t give any clue about
that. Venus being Atmakaraka placed in Aquarius in Parasara Navamsa chart, with no
planet in 12th house. Hence the lord of 12th Saturn shall indicate the Ishta Devata which
possibly could be Lord Vishnu. Now, if you look at Jaimini Navamsa chart, Atmakaraka
Venus occupies Sagittarius Navamsa and its 12th is occupied by Sun aspected by Ketu,
Mercury and Mars from Aries. It explains the native’s attachment towards Lord Rama and
Lord Shiva being the family deity of the native.

The native is known for his good reasoning, logical thinking often argumentative in his
circles, often fond of reading legal cases in the newspapers due to the occupancy of Mercury
and Mars in the 5th house, which is not found in Parasara Navamsa chart. Sage Jaimini Says

बधु ने  मीमांसकः 
budhena mīmāṁsakaḥ 

कुजेन न ैयायकः 
kujena naiyāyakaḥ

Translation: If Mercury occupies the Karakamsa Lagna or its 5th house, then the person will
be adept in mimamsaka sasthra, and if Mars occupies them, then the native will be a logician
or a lawyer.
If you look at the 3rd house in Parasara Navamsa chart, three malefic planets found, which
accroding to Jaimini produces a very brave person. Yet, the native is not that brave, though
argumentative. But in Jaimini Navamsa chart, no planets in 3rd and Jupiter placed in 6th
explain the native’s cowardary.
Sage Jaimini says

कमिण पापे शूरः 
karmaṇi pāpe śūraḥ 

ु  े कतरः 
शभ
śubhe kataraḥ
Translation: If a malefic occupy the 3rd house, it makes a brave man whereas benefic makes
one timid.
Although this article might be portraying Parasara Navamsa as not to be included
while doing Jaimini astrology but it is not the intention of this writer, his Guru has
categorically said not to totally ignore Parasara Navamsa while doing Jaimini astrology and
also said that Parasara Navamsa does not explain the sutras of Jaimini most effectively. In
contrast Krishna Mishras Navamsa does explain the Karakamsa chapter of Jaimini Sutras
effectively. There is more to this and will be continued in the 2nd part of this article.

To Be Continued …………….

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Chernobyl Nuclear
Disaster
By
Vic DiCara, USA.
Initial Data

W ikipedia lists the timing of the


event as: "On April 26, 1986,
the fourth reactor of the
Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded
at 01:23 AM local time."

* Date: Apr 26, 1986 (Sat)


* Time: 1:23
* Place: Ukraine (current), Chernobyl
* Coordinates: 30° E 14' x 51° N 16'
* Time Zone: ‐3 from Greenwich (DST
Vic DiCara has actively participated in in effect)

Vedic culture since 1991. He began Horror in the 1st House


practicing Jyotisha professionally in April
of 2008. He received mantra-diksha into The first house (the constellation rising in
the Rupa Goswami sampradaya of Gaudiya the East) is almost always the first focal
Vaishnavism and has translated and taught point for any astrological reading. The
first house for the Chernobyl Disaster is
courses on many subjects of Vedic
horrifying.
Philosophy and Rasa Theology.
Additionally, Vic is a professional musician Crossing the Galactic Rift with no Bridge
who has toured the world and published
records extensively since 1988. His ability At the moment of the explosion, and in
to bridge the conceptual gaps between East time directly leading up to and following
and West and to simplify complexities that event, the eastern horizon crossed the
without losing subtlety has gained him most dangerous and powerful area of the
renown already in Astrology and in all his entire zodiac: The galactic center itself ‐ a
pursuits. He currently offers private vast black hole.
readings and personal instructions and can
be reached via his website: This galactic center is made even more
www.vicdicara.com or email: difficult as an astrological entity because it
vicdicara@gmail.com lies at what Vedic Astrology calls
"gandanta:" the border between a fire‐
element constellation and a water‐element
constellation. These borders are naturally

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challenging since fire and water do not blend, but the real kicker is that the Occult
Zodiac ("navamsha") repeats this fire/water border at the same spot, and the Lunar Zodiac
border also coincides at this point. Thus it is a "difficult crossing with no bridges."

Charts

The eastern horizon crosses the galactic center gandanta once per day, so it is not on that
basis alone that you should predict a disaster! But whenever the horizon crosses this point
the potential for great difficulty becomes very high. If, with the eastern horizon in this

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position, you have some other significantly bad indications in a chart, then you can predict
negative outcomes with confidence.

So let's look at the rest of the "significantly bad indications" in the Chernobyl chart.

Bad Scissors

In addition to the above, the Chernobyl disaster chart also has a classic combination ("yoga")
called Bad Scissors ("Papa‐kartari"), because both neighbors of the first house are "bad" or
"malefic" planets. Above the 1st House sits fiery, destructive and implosive Ketu in the 12th
House of Loss. Below the 1st House lies fiery, destructive, and explosive Mars in the 2nd
House of Gains.

The effect is that loss is exacerbated and gains are destroyed. The first house itself becomes
influenced by its nasty neighbors and takes on their destructive, fiery and
implosive/explosive characteristics.

We are talking about a nuclear disaster here, and this is not just any Bad Scissors
combination we are looking at ‐ but a Bad Scissors formed by the most destructive and
violent forces in the sky: Mars and Ketu.

Deeply Fallen Moon

The Moon is normally a source of tremendous blessing. But in the chart of the Chernobyl
disaster she is devastated. Just two days previous to this event she suffered an Eclipse during
her transit of Ketu. This weakens her tremendously.

On top of that, trying to escape the eclipse she found herself running headlong into the very
worst portion of the sky for her: the first few degrees of Scorpio. This position always
knocks out her ability to bless and help a chart ‐ and coming right on the heels of a lunar
eclipse it is safe to say that the moon is completely void of any beneficial power whatsoever.
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Wickedly Strong Saturn

S
aturn is almost always a source of grief. Putting him in Scorpio makes his ability to
inflict grief even stronger because violent Mars owns this constellation. In the case of
the Chernobyl disaster, Saturn is in Scorpio in both the normal solar zodiac and in the
occult zodiac ("navamsha"). On top of that he is strengthened by being within his own
Lunar Zodiac: Anuradha. What's more, he is retrograde and thus made even stronger still!

Thus Saturn in the case of


‘We are talking about a nuclear disaster here,
Chernobyl is extremely powerful
and this is not just any Bad Scissors
‐ he brings this power straight to
the all important 1st House. combination we are looking at - but a Bad

Scissors formed by the most destructive and


Since Saturn is naturally malefic,
violent forces in the sky: Mars and Ketu.’
when he becomes powerful it
means that his badness increases.
The exception would be if there were strong beneficial influences on him, but in this chart
there most certainly is not. In fact there is just the opposite ‐ very significant negative
influences make Saturn more cruel and wicked than ever:

* Mars and Ketu are his violent neighbors.


* A completely destitute Moon is his house mate.
* Violent Ketu is his house mate in occult house of Scorpio.
* Violent Mars is the owner of his house in both the natural and occult zodiac.

Conclusion on the 1st House

As stated at the outset, the 1st House for the Chernobyl disaster is horrifically bad.

1. It is in gandanta in the galactic center


2. It is flanked on both sides by nasty and violent Mars and Ketu
3. It is occupied by a completely wrecked and destitute planet: the Moon
4. It is occupied by an extremely powerful and wickedly disposed malefic: Saturn.

Nodes Attacking Luminaries

Ketu sits in the 12th House of Loss. In that house he occupies the Lunar Zodiac called Chitra,
which is owned by Mars. This creates yet another connection between the violently
implosive Ketu and the violently explosive Mars.

Now Rahu... Rahu is within 5 degrees of the Sun. Essentially he has his mouth wide open to
devour the luminous Sun. Thus both sources of light and hope (Sun and Moon) are being
attacked and devoured by both the sources of wild extremes (Rahu and Ketu). The Moon is
devastated and running into a ditch trying to escape her eclipse by Ketu, while the Sun is
about to be swallowed by the devouring mouth of Rahu.

Fallen Mercury

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Mercury, the planet of intellect, is in the 5th House of intellect. So far it sounds good. But in
the case of Chernobyl it is the constellation Pisces which builds the 5th House. This
constellation puts Mercury into debilitation or "fall." Being in a very important house, we
can't overlook this. It must have been that the essential catalyst which caused this disaster to
actually take place was a lack of intelligent communication between important people.

It also can't be ignored that Mercury receives the aspect of Mars ‐ who, with Ketu, is the
explosive instigator in this whole disaster.

Jupiter's Impotence

Jupiter is an important "benefic" or positive influence in Astrology. He was not really able to
influence any of the negative players in this chart ‐ and instead found himself strongly
affected by them.

First of all, Jupiter sits in Aquarius. Since Saturn owns Aquarius this gives Saturn control
over Jupiter's "soul" or his source of energy. In the Navamsha or "occult zodiac" Jupiter sits
in Aries ‐ making Mars the source of his energy. Thus is it Mars and Saturn who dominate
Jupiter and not visa‐versa. Jupiter's Lunar Mansion (Nakshatra) is Purvabhadrapada,
symbolized by a deathbed, fire, heat, hot‐tempers, depravity, etc. How appropriate that
Jupiter's expansive energy is associated with fire, heat, and deathbeds in the case of a nuclear
meltdown!

Jupiter aspects Ketu, that is true, but with a dark soul created by Mars and Saturn, and with
the deathly mood of Purvabhadrapada. Thus Jupiter's natural expanding effect only
increases the malefic capabilities and power of Ketu.

Note that Jupiter's Navamsha position is weak and arguably very close to the occult position
of the Gandanta border between Aries and Pisces.

The net effect: Jupiter is impotent at best in this chart.

Summary to This Point

The rising sign was crossing the galactic rift. The instability of
this position was exploited to the maximum by Ketu and Mars
who flanked the 1st House on both sides and who had their
hands in every important consideration pertaining to the 1st
house ‐ especially the occupants of that house: the broken
down Moon and the wickedly empowered Saturn.

The end result: Ketu and Mars dominated everywhere and thus created a violent explosion
and implosion through the hands of wicked Saturn. Any planets who would have tried to
intervene were put out of commission.

Thus far I've shown the accuracy and power of techniques that are essentially very "basic."
Now let’s look briefly at a few more obscure or "advanced" considerations.

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The Navamsha

Jupiter rules the Navamsha but, sitting in Aries, finds himself commanded by Mars. This
gives yet more power to Mars ‐ making him the "soul" (jiva) for Jupiter's body (deha) and
thus the soul of the entire Navamsha. Mars himself dominates the house of the young and
weak Prince Mercury's Virgo ‐ the 7th house of the Navamsha. From this vantage point
again Mars glares dominantly over the 1st House and Jupiter in the 2nd ‐ while keeping his
eye controlling Mercury in the 10th. Jupiter may own the Navamsha ‐ but it is clearly Mars
who has hijacked it and taken full control.

Mars also owns the 9th House of the Navamsha. His guests there are none other than Ketu
and Saturn ‐ who we already know are his co‐conspirators in this disaster.

Beneficent Venus is weak in the 12th house of this chart. The Moon is new and empty
though in cancer in the 5th. In my opinion an empty or otherwise negative Moon in strong
position generates strong negative effects.

Clearly the Navamsha is dominated entirely by Mars, Saturn and Ketu ‐ who we already
know dominate the main chart as well.

Ketu in Sripati Bhava

H ere is the Chernobyl disaster with its Sripati Mc and Ic (Midheaven and
"Netherworld"). The smaller North Indian style chart shows the Sripati Bhava
house placements.

The Midheaven as a location is rivaled in importance only by the Ascendant. Whoever sits
closest to the Midheaven will be the highest planet in the solar sky and will thus dominate
all others. To get an accurate Midheaven point, especially in more Northern or Southern
locations like Chernobyl, it is very important to use the Sripati method of house calculation.

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Vedic Sripati Bhava Horoscope of Chernobyl Disaster

In the case of Chernobyl none other than Ketu, the planet of upheaval and mass destruction,
sits just about 3° from the Sripati Midheaven. Her co‐conspirator, Mars sits in the 1st House
of the Sripati system. So, if you had any doubt about the absolute dominance of Ketu and
Mars in this disaster (which you really shouldn't have by this point), those doubts should
now be gone.
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It is also interesting to note that the Sripati Bhava chart shows an increased power to
Malefics as well as decreased power to benefics. Jupiter is in the weak 3rd House. Venus is in
the weak 6th House. Mercury is conjunct with two Malefics. The Moon, however, is
slightly better off in the Sripati than she is in the fixed house chart. In this case it only
means that she got a Band‐Aid for one or two bruises she got from falling into the ditch of
extreme debilitation.

Raja Yoga?

You could argue that Saturn and the Moon form an auspicious combination in the 1st house,
which goes by the name "Kingly Combination" (Raja Yoga) or "Harmony of Purpose and
Action". But Saturn and the Moon are thoroughly wicked and demolished in this chart
(respectively). To think that they could bestow a miraculous beneficial effect while in a state
such as this is... well, "silly."

It is a fact that Saturn and Moon constitute a union between the 4th & 9th Houses. All of
which are powerful and important houses. And that is the keyword here: "powerful." For
when the union of powerful houses occurs through the agency of planets as ruined and
wicked as the Moon and Saturn are in the case of the Chernobyl horoscope ‐ the net result is
powerful ruination and grief.

That is the true effect of the yoga formed by Saturn and the Moon on the first house:
Disaster to on an uncommonly influential level.

Venus Tried to Help

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Yoga."
p till this point we have left Venus out of the discussion for the most part.
Naturally she is most benefic, and appears to be strongly placed in her own Taurus
and in her own 7th House ‐ forming a "Refinement" combination called "Malavya

Why then was she unable to avert this disaster? Well, first of all she did try her best. If the
Chernobyl disaster was not as bad as it possibly could have been, it was only due to the
influence of Venus. But to ask one planet, however strong she may be, to save the day
entirely against 3 powerful and vehement malefics dominating a chart from half a dozen
angles is similar to asking prince charming to wake you up from your daydream. It's just too
much to ask.

Additionally, the strength of Venus is not entirely unmarred. She is in Saturn's Aquarius in
the occult zodiac (navamsha), which is the weak 12th House of that chart. In the Sripati
Bhava we've noted that her position is not the 7th but the weak 6th House. She is in the
lunar mansion (Nakshatra) called "Krittika" ‐ which is a razor sharp place. She is no more
than a newborn baby at 5° of Taurus. And she is under heavy aspect from a tormented
Moon, as well as in the glance of the wicked Saturn.

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To venture into somewhat "uncharted" waters for Vedic Astrology, Venus is tightly
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conjunct a fixed star called Algol ‐ the "Ghoul" of the heavens ‐ Medusa's head in the
constellation of Perseus, Satan's Head in Jewish Astrology, and the Pile of Corpses in the
Chinese System. This very unfortunate star has a fixed zodiac position of just about 3°
Taurus (when corrected with Lahiri Ayanamsha). We know and love this degree of Taurus
as the place of the Moon's greatest exaltation, and thus it is not impossible for Algol to be
used for good ‐ especially because she is a focal point for basic female power. But with the
exception of the Moon, planets near this degree should beware, especially if the rest of the
chart is already ominous ‐ for Algol represents beheading, violence, murder and mass
destruction.

Thus Venus did her best to mitigate the disaster, but under the circumstances was incapable
of significant success.

Conclusion

I n the end, the conclusion is identical to what we already knew at the summary halfway
through the article:

The rising sign was crossing the galactic rift. The instability of this position was exploited
to the maximum by Ketu and Mars who flanked the 1st House on both sides and who had
their hands in every important consideration pertaining to the 1st house ‐ especially the
occupants of that house: the broken down Moon and the wickedly empowered Saturn.

The end result: Ketu and Mars dominated everywhere and thus created a violent explosion
and implosion through the hands of Saturn. Any planets who would have tried to intervene
were put out of commission.

The only difference is that by now we are 100% sure of it, and can clearly understand that
there is no help to be had from any benefic except perhaps weakly from Venus ‐ who is
always worthy of devotion and respect.

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Publishers Note: Algol the fixed star in 2000 is at 26Ta10 so for Sidereal Zodiac it would be roughly at 3
deg where as Ven is at 5 deg, incidentally Algol is one of those fixed stars which has been accorded an
orb of influence by western astrologers as compared to other fixed stars and the key word for Algol is
‘Mass Catastrophe’ which is what happened in the Chernobyl Disaster. For those interested in probing
deeper into fixed stars visit http://www.astrologycom.com/fixedstars.html &
http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Stars_Michael_Erlewine.htm
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Rudra’s Army
Attacks Mumbai
A Study of Terrorism in Mundane Astrology
By
Robert A. Koch, USA.
rudräëäà çaìkaraç cäsmi
vitteço yakña-rakñasäm
vasünäà pävakaç cäsmi
meruù çikhariëäm aham

“Of all the Rudras I am Lord Çiva; of the Yakñas


and Räkñasas I am the lord of wealth [Kuvera]; of
the Vasus I am fire [Agni], and of the mountains I
am Meru.” -- Bhagavad-gétä, 10.23

Robert A. Koch is a professional Vedic


A mong events in human society that
can impact the future of the planet,
acts of terrorism may stand out as
the most dangerous and destructive.
Terrorism is a word which defines the
astrologer with over 20 years’ experience in tactics sought by certain covert forces to
the field. His articles have appeared in overthrow a government. These could
numerous Vedic astrology journals, and he is involve individual assassinations of
a popular speaker at Vedic astrology government heads, or reckless attacks on
conferences and seminars. He has an civilian populations as well. Whatever the
international clientele and student base from motive, the end result is destructive to
all walks of life. Robert released his first human life and thus the topic warrants a
book in 2005 entitled, The Spiritual careful look in analyses of the astrological
charts pertaining to countries and their
Dimensions of Vedic Astrology, which has
governments.
earned world-wide acclaim among scholars
and astrologers alike. (See On November 26, 2008, a covert militant
http://robertkoch.com/book.html.) organization launched a terrible and violent
attack against India’s most important and
vibrant financial center, the city of
Mumbai. While the result of the attack
might not have been considered as
catastrophic as the September 11, 2001
attacks against New York City, it
represented an unnecessary and horrific loss
of innocent human life, as well as
widespread destruction of the city’s
infrastructure. This event and one’s similar
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to it set the stage for analysis in mundane astrology. Although the event itself was tragic, it
still gives astrologers opportunity to go deeper into the science of Jyotish where horoscopes
of countries and their governments are concerned. The study of relevant charts and systems
of timings will be presented in the paragraphs that follow.

Basic Principles of Mundane Astrology

W hereas the wider majority of astrological analysis involves studies of individual


natal charts, mundane astrology presents an array of specific techniques for
analyzing the destinies of countries. There are specific assignments of planets,
signs, and houses to the affairs of certain countries that differ from those of natal chart
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analysis. A complete description of these is beyond the scope of this article, but reference to
such specific assignments will be made herein when applicable to the charts being studied.
The date of calculation for such charts, how planetary interplay and yogas apply, as well as
the timing of the results of karma for the country for a given year differ from natal charts
also. With the analysis of India’s mundane chart for the year 2008, many important aspects
of mundane astrology will be presented. Since the subject matter is vast, a series of articles
or a book of case studies on this subject might be necessary. The author wishes to bring
forward this kind of research in this important area of Jyotish in future projects.

Calculation of the Mundane Chart – Place and Date

The mundane chart of a country is essentially an annual chart which is cast from specific
points in time during the current year. The place for calculating the chart is generally the
capitol city of that country, although some astrologers use specific cities of that country for
the place of calculation. In practice, the place of the capitol city of a country gives the best
results in terms of destinies and outcomes for the year, however.

There are a number of dates during the year that are used for the time of calculation.
Among the more popular of these are listed as follows:

Lunar New Year: The lunar New Year chart is cast for the time of the New Moon in Pisces
which occurs every year between March and April. This calculation point is the most
important and widely used in Vedic astrology and is the most consistently accurate for the
general outcome of events for the coming year.

Lunation charts: The lunation chart is cast for new and full Moons throughout the year,
although they for the most part give results pertaining to a one month period of time only.
The late B.V. Raman, however, apparently used these extensively and applied the results to
the entire year.

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An excellent and complete text on the subject of Mundane astrology is Practical Mundane Astrology,
J.C. Luthra, Sagar Publications
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Financial New Year chart: This is calculated for the time of the New Moon in Libra, and
can be an accurate barometer as to the changes in the economy of a particular country. The
outcomes indicated in the financial New Year chart may be observed for one year’s time.

This chart can also be used for corporations or businesses, and often business owners in
India consult this chart to ascertain the movements of markets throughout the year.

Solar Eclipse charts: While the new and full Moon occur twelve times per year, the new
moon solar eclipse on average, occurs only twice per year. Thus the chart cast for the new
moon at the time of the solar eclipse is very important. It is said that the results of this chart
last for as many years as the duration of the eclipse in hours. The solar eclipse chart,
however, should be calculated for the exact time of the new moon on the day of the eclipse,
and not the time of the eclipse itself.

Apart from times to calculate the chart, Eclipse points – both solar and lunar – are important
references so far as timings are concerned. Dasha periods may activate these eclipses, or they
may be influenced by transiting planets throughout the year. More on timing the events
suggested in the chart will come later in this article.

Lunar Eclipse charts: These occur at the time of full moon wherein the Moon is eclipsed,
with the effects of the chart lasting for as many months as the eclipse lasts in hours. By
practice, lunar eclipse charts are not as important as the solar eclipse charts. It may be
mentioned here that such solar and lunar eclipse charts will be more effective in countries
wherein the eclipses are visible, as opposed to those places where they are not visible.

Mesh Sankranti chart: The exact time of solar ingress into sidereal Aries (Mesh) gives an
accurate chart for determining the outcome of the entire year. There are of course four
sidereal cardinal points, and charts calculated for the solar ingress into these signs may be
used as quarterly charts, although the main Sankranti chart for the year is to be calculated
from the Aries ingress. Charts cast for the solar ingress into Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn
may thus be used quarterly but only as subordinate to the main chart which is calculated
from the Aries ingress date. Western mundane astrology uses the four tropical cardinal
points for these calculations and these apply to each of the equinox and solstice ingress dates.

Ardra Pravesh chart: This is another type of ingress chart which is cast for the time of the
Sun’s ingress into the naksatra of Ardra (6°40’ of the sidereal sign of Gemini). Its main use
is in predicting the weather patterns of a country or region for a given year.

Outer Planet Conjunctions and Opposition Charts: Charts may be calculated from the time
of conjunction/opposition of outer planets. Among these the conjunction/opposition of
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Jupiter and Saturn are very important with the effects being very long‐lasting. The trans‐
saturnine planets of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are very important in mundane astrology
also, and thus, due to the very slow movement of these planets, the exact

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The best Jyotish software program for calculating the precise moment of such planetary aspects is
Jagannatha Hora, v. 7.32. The program also offers a variety of tools for calculating the mundane charts
that are discussed in this article. (http://www.VedicAstrologer.org/jh)
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conjunction/opposition between them could set forth the beginnings of very significant
events and occurrences in societal evolution. One such planetary event will be the opposition
between Saturn and Uranus covering the sidereal axis of Leo/Aquarius and which will occur
on February 5, 2009 at 5:53 AM UT. Another important combination for the calculation of
mundane charts will be the conjunction of Jupiter and Rahu in sidereal Capricorn and which
will occur on February 13, 2009 at 12:34 PM UT. The charts calculated for these events cover
such a broad period of time that the destinies of countries whose mundane charts they are
observed, could be seen far into the future.

Natal Chart of a Country: It is difficult to ascertain the exact


date of “birth” of a country, especially wherein very old
countries are concerned. In country’s whose beginning is very
recent, for example, say within the last one hundred or two
hundred years, careful rectification could give an acceptable
time for the country’s inception. Hindu astrologer’s, for
example, take the time of India’s Independence from British
rule as the “re‐birth” of India, and the chart cast for this date
can be very useful in predicting the coming and going of
political parties, Prime Ministers, or the date of their assassinations, terrorist attacks, etc.
The data for the Indian national chart is August 15, 1947; midnight; New Delhi, and will be
studied in this article.

It is important to note in this connection that the maximum Paramayus (term of longevity)
of any chart is 144 years. Thus after the first 144 years of a country’s existence, a new chart
will need to be calculated. It is of no use to make predictions based on a chart which is no
longer valid, in the same way one would not waste time making further predictions on the
natal chart of someone who has already died. For example, astrologers mistakenly study the
chart of the United States cast for 1776, when the full term of that chart’s operation has since
come and gone. Thus such charts should be re‐calculated at the end of each 144 year period in
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order to yield accurate results.

Natal Chart of the Political Head: The natal chart of a country’s President or Prime
Minister may be seen for the outcome of a country’s destiny for the period of time in which
he governs. In the case of such charts, note that the duration of the chart will be for as many
years and months that such leader is in office. A similar chart may be cast for the exact
moment of the swearing in or Inaugural of an in‐coming president. When dashas are
calculated for such charts, they should be compressed for the period of time during which
the term of presidency will last. For example, dashas calculated for the Inaugural chart of the
President of the United States should be compressed for a period of 4 years. Dashas for other
charts as summarized above should be compressed for the periods of time during which such
charts are operative.

War Charts: When an opposing Army makes the first military offensive against its
adversary at the onset of a war, a chart can be cast for that moment and place which can

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Jagannatha Hora 7.32 software has a function wherein the second and third 144‐year life cycle of a
chart may be precisely calculated. Without the use of software, it becomes difficult to hand‐calculate a
chart for a 144‐year time period since the birth chart of a nation.
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determine the outcome of the war. In such charts, the first house rules the aggressor Army,
or the one that initiates the offensive. The 7th house rules the defending nation. In the study
of mundane charts of terrorism, this chart can be used to see what the short‐term as well as
long‐term outcomes of the offensive may be.

While all of the above charts are used in mundane astrology, two will be used for the
purposes of this article: The India natal chart and the lunar New Year chart for India in the
year 2008.

Criteria for Seeing Terrorist Attacks in Mundane Charts

Analysis of a mundane chart for terrorist attacks is similar, although different in some key
ways from natal chart analysis. The following are some important guidelines for
interpreting these charts:

Astrological Houses in the Charts of Governments

S o far as nations and governments, the fourth house is very important. It represents the
homeland as well as the patriotism of its people. It also has to do with conditions
affecting the public, whether it be attacks, or natural phenomena like earthquakes,
Tsunamis, floods etc. in which damage to property and infrastructure occur. Land and
agriculture, as well as public buildings are indicated by the 4th house as well. Political parties
which oppose the sitting party in government are seen from this house as well. Descriptions
of other important houses in the mundane chart are as follows:

v The 10th house of the mundane chart has to do with the President, Prime Minister or the
dictator of the country. It chiefly represents the party in power. Planets in this house
indicate the power, honor or prestige of the country in the worldly context. Planets in the
10th house also indicate how the country is seen by other countries.

v The 7th house has to do with Wars, battles and open conflict with other nations. It also
relates to international disputes, relations with other countries, as well as open enemies.
Since the 4th house is also the 7th from the 10th, enemies of the government that are within
the government itself or of other countries who act covertly such as spies or of foreign
Special Forces who seek to create revolution within a country are indicated from the 4th
house.

v Secret enemies who work as conspirators and who otherwise are not easily seen, may be
seen from the 8th and 12th houses of the mundane chart. The 8th house also has to do with
deaths due to wars or mortality in general from other causes. It is the 2nd from the 7th and
therefore indicates the resources which the enemy has at its disposal. The cabinet of the
President, as well as his trusted advisors may be seen from the 8th house.

v The 12th house also indicates war and losses due to them, including both civilian as well as
military personnel deaths. Concentration camps, hospitals for the wounded, displaced or
exiled persons, as well as underground or coercive elements from outside the country

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may be seen from this house. The trials, tribulations and misery of people in general are
seen from these houses, as well as unseen or unexpected impasses that may occur.

v The 6th house represents the armed forces (military) in all its branches, and thus it is also
a house of war. In times of crisis, the 6th house represents emergency medical services,
disease and epidemics, while hygiene and sanitation are also represented by the 6th house.

v The country as a whole, including the health, disposition and attitudes of the citizens are
seen from the 1st house of the mundane chart. It is also said to indicate the condition of
the ruler’s cabinet. The 1st house also relates to the physical body of the ruler himself, his
physical and mental health, and
well‐being in general. Increase If the Sun is in aspect to Uranus, then the president
of malefic influence on the 1st
or other government head may go against his party,
house or its lord could indicate
or may lodge a revolution against its oppressor.
assassination attempts against
the ruler, or that he may suffer
illnesses in office which could threaten the welfare of the country and its people in
general.

Planets in Mundane Charts Associated with Terrorism

Mars, Rahu and Ketu, and Saturn

M ars is the most important planet to consider in the matter of conflicts and wars,
whereas shadowy Ketu, who acts in a similar but covert way as Mars, is the most
important in the matter of terrorism. Its action is similar to Rahu, thus being
associated with war and causing maximum trouble to the enemy. Sudden and violent attacks
or explosions, especially coming through covert or disguised forces, are indicated by Ketu.
Assassinations, deaths by chemical or biological warfare, deception, fire or attacks at night,
are indicated by Ketu as well as Rahu. Both Rahu and Ketu thus indicate war and terrorist
attacks of the worst kind, and they become dramatically more intense when conjoined and
aspected by other malefics such as Mars and Saturn. Rahu also has to do with revolutions
and overcoming the ruling government of its adversaries. Fanatics or extremists, political
plots, rebellion, imprisonment, torture and executions result from Rahu. Hiding in tunnels
and caves, or making use of such for interrogation or imprisoning enemy fighters are also
indications of both Rahu and Ketu.

Saturn has to do with democracies or democratic governments, as well as regular workers or


the laborer class in general. The contraction or depression of the people (leading to
uprisings), as well as the economy and safety of the people, come under Saturn’s rule in
mundane astrology. Politics in general, and, under certain conditions, war, are indicated by
Saturn. Overthrow of the ruler is indicated by Saturn. The land and everything pertaining
to the country’s loss or gain of territory in war are ruled by Saturn also. The public buildings
on the land, as well as their safety or destruction in war, are indicated by Saturn as well.
Whereas Jupiter has to do with the increase or expansion of the economy and business,
Saturn represents decline or a meltdown of the national economy.

Sun, Jupiter and Outer Planets


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Apart from relating to religion and philosophy (and these possibly giving the rationale for
acts of war or terrorism), Jupiter chiefly has to do with corporations and corporate finance,
the judicial branch of government, and the urge toward expansion of a country’s boundaries.
Thus Jupiter is not always the “greater benefic” in mundane astrology, as the urge to extort
the land and resources of other countries and expanding borders will result when malefics
such as Rahu and Ketu, and particularly Pluto afflict Jupiter in the mundane chart. Given its

rulership of the 9th and 12th houses of the natural zodiac, Jupiter has to do with foreign
countries and dealings with them, especially where large scale financial interests lie in the
backdrop of political dealings. It has to do with treaties and arbitration between countries, as
well as peace negotiations and other diplomatic activities. Mainly, the force behind all areas
of finance, including the national revenue department, banks and the stock market and
capitalism in general have to do with Jupiter. It rules the aristocracy, such as emperors,
nobility and people of high social status.

As in the natal chart, the Sun chiefly has to do with the ruling head of countries. Further, it
has to do with the government of countries, the government officials as well as ministers
and all governmental personnel in positions of authority. If the Sun is highly afflicted, or it
has a sambandha with malefics or malefic houses in the mundane chart, then plots levied by
the government against its own people, or against the people of another country are
indicated. Possible outcomes connecting with the Sun may result in the following:

v Measures of extreme control or dictatorships will result if the Sun has a strong aspect to
Pluto in the mundane chart, and additionally has afflictions from other malefics.
Organized groups of special interests or organized crime may attempt an overthrow of
the presidency, or the executive head may commit crimes against humanity through
extreme acts of war. The Sun/Pluto affliction can result in genocide committed against
peoples or their governments and complete overthrow and possession of their ancestral
lands.

v If the Sun is in aspect to Uranus, then the president or other government head may go
against his party, or may lodge a revolution against its oppressor. The executive head
may have to deal with sudden disasters such as airline crashes, or weather disasters such
as earthquakes and tornadoes. There may be insurrection, insurgency, or mutiny
committed, or the leader may commit acts of treason while in office.

v If the Sun is involved with Neptune, then the leader of the country may not have a clear
vision for the country’s future, may be confused as to his executive duties, maybe overly
influenced by religious belief systems or fanatics, or he may encounter severe illness and
thus be unable to carry out his official duties. Sun/Neptune afflictions may indicate that
the executive head has overly utopian ideas for an ideal society and will be overly
inclined toward socialism. Extreme afflictions by other malefics to the Sun, in addition to
that of Neptune, can result in deception, fraud, blackmail, or subversion. The ruler may
also deceive his people or perpetrate exaggerated hopes or expectations, none of which
could ever be realized. These kinds of afflictions to the Sun and Neptune will also be
found in the charts of religious cult leaders promising utopian outcomes to innocent and
naïve followers.
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v Plots against, or asserted by the government itself result from the nodes afflicting the
Sun, or if a solar eclipse in the mundane chart falls on key angular positions such as the
ascendant/descendant axis, or the Midheaven/IC axis.

The above are but a few examples of how planets and planetary combinations may play out
in the charts of countries. More details will naturally evolve out of future researches on this
topic.

Criteria for Judging Mundane Charts

Mundane charts may be judged in much the same way as natal charts, except with the view
that the chart under inspection is of a country or involves masses of people. Thus many of
the rules concerning chart interpretation will differ in the above ways, although there are
some other methods of determination that can be used as well. Among these, the Drekkana
chart and varga charts linked to it such as Navamsa, Dwadasamsa, and Shastamsa charts can
be very useful in seeing how the details of a mundane chart will play out.

Drekkana Chart and Vargas related to it: Navamsa, Dwadasamsa, and Shastamsa Chart

I n his Jaimini Sutras, Maharshi Jaimini gives some key indications regarding the use of
Drekkana (1/3rd division charts) in detecting disease and other evils. “Disease and other
evils are seen from the Rasi, Trimsamsa, and Kauluka [Shastamsa]. The word “sva” is
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used, implying Lagna, Navamsa, Drekkana and Dwadasamsa. There are some key
directives given in this sutra to the use of Drekkana in the matter of not only disease, but
other forms of attack against the physical well‐being of the population in general, such as
terrorism, natural disasters, etc. as are being discussed in this article. We may view the
Drekkana chart in the following ways, and thus see how the other varga charts mentioned
above are interlocked with it:

Each Drekkana consists of 10° of arc, and thus there are three within one rasi. There are
special nomenclatures which define different Drekkanas, and these will be given shortly.

v Each Navamsa covers 3°20’ of arc, and thus there are three Navamsas within each
Drekkana, with each of these repeating cyclically three times. The first Navamsa is
always a moveable rasi and represents minerals (Dhatu); the 2nd Navamsa in each
Drekkana is a fixed rasi and represents Moola, or the plant‐vegetation kingdom; and the
third Navamsa within each rasi is Jiva and represents the living beings, whether human
beings, animals, etc. The Amsa Deities for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Navamsa are Deva (Divine),
Manushya (Human), and Raksasa (Demonic) respectively.

v Planets placed in these Navamsas can give hints as to who is responsible for an attack in
a mundane chart, or what its origins are. A malefic planet causing harm in the chart may
represent covert operations or a conspiracy, for example if placed in the 3rd Navamsa of
its Drekkana, as this belongs to the human as well as Raksasa category. Or, if there is an
epidemic, it may have been due to a virus originating in the plant kingdom if the afflicted
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planet is placed in the 2nd Navamsa. Other delineations can be made from planets in other
Navamsas.

v Each Dwadasamsa consists of 2°30’ of arc, and thus there are four Dwadasamsas within
one Drekkana, and these repeating cyclically three times. Each of these is ruled
respectively by Aswini Kumaras, Ganesh, Yama, and Ahi (Sarpa). Planets causing
affliction in the mundane chart can also be traced to their origins with clues as to which
Dwadasamsa they are placed in. The most harmful ones here are the 3rd and 4th
Dwadasamsas in each of three Drekkanas, as
death is implied by Yama, or someone Sarpa (serpent) Drekkanas:
intending to kill; Sarpa is the serpent who
Planets in these Drekkanas can be
works silently and clandestinely until it
very dangerous when instigating
strikes its target. The Yama division may
imply that the perpetrator respects his attacks or evils in a mundane
nd rd
government or country, but wants to kill or chart. They are the 2 and 3 of
st nd
harm a specific classification of its Cancer; 1 and 2 of Scorpio, and
population. Afflicted planets in the Sarpa rd
3 of Pisces.
Dwadasamsa indicate persons who will hate
everybody and thus seek to overthrow the
entire government, such as extremists or terrorist from outside the country.

Maharshi Jaimini teaches that Kauluka and Trimsamsa are very important in detecting
disease and these can also be used in seeing the origins of ills perpetrated upon a country in a
mundane chart.

Kauluka, or the Shastamsa, is the 6th division chart, and covers 5 even degrees of arc in a
sign. Thus within one Drekkana, there are 2 Kaulukas, and within an entire rasi, there are
six. The first Kauluka of its Drekkana implies diseases which are internal in the physical
body. In the case of a mundane chart, afflicted and malefic planets in the 1st Kauluka
represent internal forces perpetrating ills against the government. Thus a coup or conspiracy
may be indicated. The 2nd Kauluka represents external causes for a disease, but in the case of
countries, forces from outside the government are the perpetrators.

Trimsamsas are 5 uneven divisions of a sign and each of these belongs to each of five tattvas
in order as, Agni (fire, 0 to 5°), Vayu (air, 5 to 10°), Indra (Ether, 10 to 18°) Kubera (earth, 18
to 25°), Varuna (water, 25 to 30°). This order is reversed in the case of even signs. Tattvas
thus being associated with malefic planets, or “planets of harm” as they are referred to in the
Prasna Marga, may also give clues as to the origins, as well as the outcome of factors in the
mundane chart. For example, if a planet causing harm in the mundane chart is in the 2nd
Trimsamsa (air) attacks may come in the form of missiles or bombs; if in the last
Trimsamsa (water), attacks could come from the seas, etc.

Drekkanas: Their Classifications and Nomenclatures

In addition to indicating the part of the physical body which may be afflicted by diseases,
Drekkanas are given very important assignments or classifications by both Parasara and
Jaimini, and these are very important in analyzing mundane charts. Different classifications
of Drekkanas may be summarized as follows:
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v
Ayudha Drekkanas, Male and Female: Ayudha refers to “weapons” and refers to
humans, both males and females. Malefic and afflicted planets in the mundane chart in
Ayudha Drekkanas may indicate an attack by way of any kinds of weapons. Which kinds
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of weapons may be determined from the Trimsamsa positions as indicated above.

v Sarpa (serpent) Drekkanas: Planets in these Drekkanas can be very dangerous when
instigating attacks or evils in a mundane chart. They are the 2nd and 3rd of Cancer; 1st and
2nd of Scorpio, and 3rd of Pisces.

v Chatushpada (quadruped) Drekkanas: These are “animal” Drekkanas. Malefic planets


seen in them within the context of mundane charts can indicate that the attacks or evil
come by way of animals. Thus, attacks by soldiers on horseback, use of canine (dogs), or
attacks by animals themselves such as lions, tigers, etc. on remote villages for example
can be observed.

v Pakshi (bird) Drekkanas: Biological warfare may be exacted by unleashing the “bird flu,”
or chemical weapons attacking from the air, are examples of how attacks via malefic
planets may play out in mundane charts.

Khara and Mrityu Drekkanas

T he sign which is placed in the 8th house of the Drekkana chart is called Khara, and it
has the capacity to inflict maximum harm in the case of planets placed in them. The
Kharesh, or lord of the 22nd Drekkana is similarly found to instigate harm in
maximum ways, and this will especially be true when it is further afflicted or involved in
malefic yogas. The signs which are in trines to the sign of the 22nd Drekkana (in the rasi
chart) are called Mrtyu (death) Drekkanas, and are also very dangerous in consideration of
afflicted and malefic planets placed in them.

Similar warnings are given in Jyotish classics regarding the 64th Navamsas from the lagna or
Moon (4th house from Navamsa lagna and Moon’s Navamsa respectively), and these should
also be watched carefully when planets rule or occupy them in mundane as well as natal
charts.

Rudra and Mahesvar

Planets designated as Rudra and Mahesvar are very dangerous in consideration of the
physical well‐being and longevity of a native in the natal charts, as well as country’s or
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governments in mundane charts. Maharshi Jaimini defines these as follows:

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Details on which Drekkanas are assigned to which categories are given in classical literatures, but for
faster reference, the following is an excellent article: Drekkana (Decanate), by G.K. Goel, in Varga
Chakra, edited by Sanjay Rath, Sagar Publications. The Drekkana and other varga Deities, as well as
divisions and special classifications are given in most leading Jyotish software programs. Those found
in Jagannatha Hora 7.32 (http://www.VedicAstrologer.org/) are especially easy to use and complete
references are given for each therein.
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Jaimini Sutram 2.1.36 ‐ 2.1.48
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Rudra: The Rudra graha is the stronger lord of the 2nd and 8th houses. In some cases, the
weaker of these may become Rudra if it is aspected by many malefics. In terms of strengths
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(graha balas), take the 1st source of strength as applicable and as given by Maharshi Jaimini.

Mahesvar: The lord of the 8th from the Atmakaraka is Mahesvar. Some riders to this rule
are given as follows:

1. If the 8th lord from AK is in the 8th itself, then the lord of the 12th therefrom becomes
Mahesvar instead.

2. If the 8th lord is exalted or in own sign, then the stronger lord between the 8th and 12th
from AK becomes Mahesvar.

3. If Rahu or Ketu is in the 1st or 8th from AK, then the lord of the 6th (8th lord taken in
reverse zodiacal order) becomes Mahesvar.

4. If Rahu or Ketu becomes Mahesvar, then (a) Rahu is replaced by Mercury as Mahesvar;
while (b) Ketu is replaced by Jupiter.

In Ayur Jyotish, Rudra and Mahesvar play very key roles in the timing of death of an
individual. Signs or planets in trine to them inflict death during their Shoola dasas, while
operative dashas of these planets as per Vimsottari or other naksatra dashas are very
dangerous for life and longevity. Transits of malefics, especially the Nodes, Saturn, and
Mars to the natal positions of Rudra or Mahesvar; or transits of Rudra and/or Mahesvar to
afflicted planets, rasis, Drekkanas, or other Vargas are similarly dangerous.

Timing Methods in Mundane Charts

Vimsottari or other naksatra dashas calculated from Mandi’s naksatra, or from the
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Trisphuta naksatra, can be effectively used to time illness or death in the case of
individuals; or, violent attacks perpetrated by governments or radicals in the case of
mundane charts.

Narayana dasa (Padakrama dasa) is especially


Finally, Jupiter occupies a
valuable in timing the results indicated in
Trimsamsa of Varuna (Jala, or national or mundane charts, and is applicable
watery), and thus the attackers came for all areas of concern. Similarly, Shoola dasa
by way of boat and proceeded from can be used effectively for these purposes.
the beach into the city.
It is important to note that dasha periods should
be proportionately compressed to the year length, or Paramayus of the country. As
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Prasna Marga, 5.17‐18: Trisphuta is the sign and degree arising from the addition of longitudes of the
Ascendant, the Moon, and Gulika. Adding the Sun’s longitude to Trisphuta gives Chathusphuta; adding
Rahu’s degree to Chathusphuta gives Panchasphuta. Vimsottari dasas calculated for the naksatra of all
three of these leaves open a fertile field for research in timing the results of mundane charts.
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mentioned previously, the chart of a nation, or of other corporate entity, should be re‐drawn
after a period of 144 years. Dasha periods for such charts therefore need not be compressed;
rather the full Paramayus of such charts should be used. In the case of Vimsottari dasa, the
full Paramayus is 120 years; for Ashtottari dasa, it is 108 years; for Yogini dasa, it is 36 years;
and, for Rasi dashas, it is 144 years.

The chart calculated for the taking of official oath taken by the President or Prime Minster
(swearing in chart), should be compressed for the period of office allowed for that official.
For example, the swearing in chart of the president of the United States is compressed for 4
years, which is the length of one term of office; or, a lunar New Year chart or solar ingress
chart should be compressed for the period elapsing between such events and the same events
the following year (usually this is about 1 year).

Part Two – Chart Illustrations

Indian National Chart

August 15, 1947


00:01 IST
New Delhi, India

In consideration of the above principles and terrorist attacks, we can make use of India’s
chart calculated for the time of India’s independence from British rule.

A great Raja‐yoga occurs in this chart involving the lords of three out of four Kendras, as
well as trinal lords Mercury and yogakaraka Saturn as well. Given that these form in the 3rd
house, the chart shows great potential of India in connection to foreign commerce as well as
the country’s potential to emerge as a recognized world power. The 3rd house may relate to
the fulfillment of mundane and political aspirations on the one hand, as well as a vehicle

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through which the ancient teachings of the Vedas spring forth to a world audience. Up to
the point of India’s independence from British rule, such possibilities never existed as the
latter sought to keep India in poverty and political division as means of control and
domination.

Pluto’s exact conjunction with the lord of the 9th and 10th houses [Saturn] is an ominous
indication, however, of deeply divisive and covert politics going on within the country, and
also a power struggle ensuing with its neighbor, most notably Pakistan. Pluto indicates
nuclear power and that the country develops its nuclear capability and technology and uses it
as leverage over neighboring countries. Note here also that Saturn is the Badhakesh in this
chart (9 th lord for fixed lagna charts), as well as Mahesvar, and thus can show that the
government itself turns in on itself, or in many ways becomes its own worst enemy.

Following this point of view, note that Saturn and Pluto are in the first Kauluka of the
Drekkana they are in, and this indicates powerful subversive forces from within the
government of India itself. Thus it is quite possible that the election of its leaders, and the
leading political party, are fraught with corruption, such as taking bribes from organized
crime, ransom, and even kidnapping or assassination of Prime Ministers will take place.

The presence of Rahu in exaltation on the lagna of the chart, and then also Ketu in the 7th
house aspecting the Paka lagna (sign of the lagna lord), indicates that secret plots and
conspiracies are lodged against the country, and most notably covert actions such as terrorist
attacks will become the rule rather than the exception as time goes on.

Jupiter plays a dual role, in that the Raja‐yoga forms in the 10th from it which means that as
soon as any dasha brings Jupiter into the picture, India will burgeon in terms of its
prosperity and economic development, and will gain greatly from investments through
foreign markets as well (note Jupiter’s aspect to the 12th house, as well as to the 12th lord
Mars).

Jupiter, however, is Rudra in this chart, and thus those who would benefit from India’s
prosperity, will also become India’s enemy. It is also indicated here that even if attacks occur
(Ketu) suggesting vested interests by isolated groups of terrorist or radicals, big government
as well as large corporate interests lie in the backdrop of such plots. Mark Jupiter in the chart
of India whenever dasha periods during terrorist attacks occur, and see how organized
corporate and government forces are responsible in the final analysis. Note the following
final points with respect to Jupiter as well: It is Kharesh (lord of the 22nd Drekkana), as well
as placed in an Ayudha (weapons and violence) Drekkana.

November 26, 2008: Terrorist Attacks on Mumbai

Dasa periods: Vimsottari dasa from Mandi Sphuta:

Taking Mandi’s naksatra degree for the calculation of Vimsottari dasa, it was Ketu’s major
period when the Nov. 27, 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai occurred. Venus was the sub‐
period (Antaradasha); while Mercury was the Pratyantaradasha from Nov. 19th 2008 to Jan.
15, 2009. On the Suksma dasa level (4th level) it was Ketu again.

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Mandi Vimsottari Dasa:

Ket MD: 2007‐07‐16 ‐ 2014‐07‐15


Ven AD: 2007‐12‐12 ‐ 2009‐02‐08
Merc PD: 2008‐11‐18 ‐ 2009‐01‐15

Sookshma‐antaradasas in this PD:

Merc: 2008‐11‐18 ‐ 2008‐11‐26


Ket: 2008‐11‐26 ‐ 2008‐11‐30 ***

Ketu and the “CSP” Principle

Ketu in the 7th house in strength in this chart, as mentioned above, makes India very
vulnerable to terrorist attacks from foreign nationals in general, but especially during the
dasha period of Ketu. This occurred when the transit of Ketu moved over the sign of Cancer
where the greater emphasis of the chart lies, including lagna lord Venus is found. In the C.S.
Patel Memorial Issue of this magazine, an excellent article on the “CSP” principle was given
by Mr. R.G. Krishnan. The principle is that prosperity or general well‐being of the country
(or individual in natal charts) results from Rahu’s transit over or aspecting the Sun‐Venus‐
Mercury arc. When Ketu transits over this arc, very dangerous events and misfortunes are
likely to occur. This arc extends from the longitude of either of these three, whichever one is
lower, to the higher one. In the case of India’s chart, all three of Sun‐Venus‐Mercury are in
the sign of Cancer and thus this sign is very vulnerable to the effects of the nodes in transit.
Note that on the date of the attacks, not only was Ketu’s dasha in operation, but Ketu itself
was moving over this arc thus indicating that attacks
are not only eminent, but very dangerous as well.
Pluto indicates nuclear power

and that the country develops its Venus is the lagna lord and lord of the AD, and thus
nuclear capability and the physical well‐being of the country is at stake,
technology and uses it as especially in places where entertainment occurs and in
leverage over neighboring luxuriant places like hotels, restaurants, etc. These
countries.
latter locations are exactly where the terrorists struck,
in the heart of the entertainment and financial capitol
of the country. Mercury as a maraka and the PD lord
suggests that these attacks were performed by young persons, and also in a very congested or
well‐populated business district. Note here that both Venus and Mercury are both in Sarpa
Drekkanas in the chart, and thus their dasha periods are prone to be dangerous. The trigger of the
event came with the Suksma dasha of Ketu itself.

Narayana (Padakrama) dasa

The Narayana dasa operating at the time of the attacks was Libra/Scorpio/Pisces/Taurus:

Narayana Dasa (D‐1 chart)

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Li MD: 2002‐08‐15 ‐ 2011‐08‐15
Sc AD: 2008‐08‐14 ‐ 2009‐05‐12
Pi PD: 2008‐11‐14 ‐ 2008‐12‐06

Sookshma‐antaradasas in this PD:

Ta: 2008‐11‐27 ‐ 2008‐11‐29 ***

It is significant here that Jupiter occupies the dasha rasi, and thus his dual role as described
above comes into play. The period from 2002 to 2011 is thus a burgeoning period for India’s
international commerce through connection to US corporations in particular, and it is also
an expansive period so far as the teachings of the Vedas in all its forms are concerned. The
Internet, being associated with the 3rd and 9th house axes, comes into play strongly during
this time as the dasa rasi lord is Venus, and is also the lord of the lagna of the chart. The Jiva
rasi (count as many signs from the dasa rasi, as it is removed from the lagna to get the Jiva
rasi), or the sign indicating the life or Prana of the dasa, is Pisces/11th house, and thus this
period shows considerable financial gain for the country, as well as prosperity of its citizens.

On the other hand, Jupiter is Rudra in the chart, and its role as the lord of the 8th house as
well as his being Kharesh, are ominous so far as how this planet can function as a malefic as
well. Due to its occupation of an Ayudha Drekkana, India will need to be very careful about
all varieties of terrorist attacks during the Narayana dasa of Libra, especially those which
originate through corporate interests and carried about by large, foreign governments.

Jupiter is also in the third Dwadasamsa of the Drekkana where it is placed, which is
designated as Yama, and thus is prone to inflict death during its dashas, and this to carry out
financial and foreign government interests. It is in a Manusya Navamsa, which means of
human beings, and also is in the 2nd Kauluka of its Drekkana, which indicates open enemies,
or attacks originating outside the country, and not within it. Finally, Jupiter occupies a
Trimsamsa of Varuna (Jala, or watery), and thus the attackers came by way of boat and
proceeded from the beach into the city.

Scorpio is the AD, which again is the 7th house (open enemies), and in which the terrorist
influence of Ketu is placed. Pisces PD brings Jupiter back into the picture in the 6th house,
while the Suksma dasa is finally Taurus, the lagna, which has Rahu very closely positioned
in it. Transiting and natal Rahu/Ketu, as well as of Saturn, thus have sway over the lagna of
the chart at the time of the attack. Kharesh and 8th lord Jupiter in transit joined lagna lord
Venus in the natal 8th house (Sagittarius) at the time of the attacks, and thus the event was
very dangerous to the well‐being and longevity of the citizens.

Lunar New Year Chart: New Delhi, 2008

April 6, 2008
09:26 IST
New Delhi, India

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The mundane chart cast for the time of the New Moon in Pisces, or the Lunar New Year
chart, is powerful in seeing and timing the influences upon a given country during a specific
year. With respect to the terrorist attacks on Mumbai, we can see many important
correspondences to this chart making use of New Delhi (India’s capitol) as the place of its
calculation. Some of the most compelling points are as follows:

v Retrograde Saturn and Ketu’s placement in the 4th house, aspected by a very powerful 8th
lord and Rudra Jupiter from the 8th house, are ominous indicators of terrorism reaching
the shores of India in the 2008‐2009 year. Jupiter is also the Kharesh in this chart, in the
same way that he is in the India natal chart.

v Jupiter’s role in the execution of these attacks obvious, as (a) he is in an Ayudha


(weapons) Drekkana just like he is in the natal chart of India; (b) he is in a Yama
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Dwadasamsa, as in the natal chart; and (c) he is in the 2nd Kauluka of the Drekkana
occupied, which indicates that he is a outward enemy. Jupiter as a planet represents an
organized effort by persons with money and, because Jupiter disposits the Sun, by a
foreign government entity as well. Note in this connection that the Sun in the lunar New
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Year chart is also in Mrtyu‐bhaga, with the clear interpretation being that a government
seeks to inflict harm or death on India during the year in question.

v Saturn and Ketu show the impact of covert attacks in the dead of night, and which
perpetrate cruel and merciless punishments on innocent people. Jupiter’s occupation of
the 8th house indicates that the government or financial interests that are behind the
attack were of foreign countries, and were carried out in such a way so as to conceal their
real identities.

Another important observation is that Jupiter is not only the Kharesh, but he also occupies
the 22nd Drekkana (8th house of Drekkana chart) with both Saturn and Ketu as well. Thus,
when the dasha periods of either Khara or Mrtyu Drekkana signs occur, or when
Saturn/Ketu/Jupiter’s naksatra dashas operate, a terrible attack on India is sure to happen
threatening the homeland and its population (4th house).

Mandi Vimsottari dasa

Sat MD: 2008‐10‐11 ‐ 2008‐12‐06


Rah AD: 2008‐11‐19 ‐ 2008‐11‐28

Pratyantardasas in this AD:

Moon: 2008‐11‐27 ‐ 2008‐11‐28 ***


Mars: 2008‐11‐28 ‐ 2008‐11‐28 ***

Calculating Vimsottari dasa from Mandi Sphuta, the dasa period operating on Nov. 27, 2008
was Saturn/Rahu/Moon, while the PD of Mars started early in the morning IST on Nov.
28, 2008. The Moon, as karaka of the 4th house, especially becomes vulnerable as in the lunar
new chart, the Moon is completely without light at the Amavasya Tithi. The AD lord is
Rahu, who rules the Amavasya and who perpetually seeks to eclipse the Moon two to four
times per year.

Rudra Yoga: Rudra yoga is a terrible combination which brings about death when activated
by the Shoola dasa in a natal chart, and will certainly bring forth the death‐knell of Rudra in
the mundane charts in which it forms as well. It applies when there are mutual aspects (rasi
aspects) between the Moon, Mars, and Venus. Herein the activation of the PD of the Moon
is highly significant in the Mandi Vimsottari dasa, as then the full effects of Rudra yoga
manifested in the form of the violent attacks.

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Jataka Parijata, Adhyaya 1.57‐61. Mrtyu‐bhagas are death‐inflicting degrees for each of the 9 grahas, in
the 12 signs.
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Once the attacks had been initiated, Mars’ effect came into operation in the very early hours
of the morning of Nov. 28. This is when fires were set in historic hotels and restaurants in
Mumbai. Mars is in the last of 4 Dwadasamsas in the Drekkana of its placement, and this is
an Ahi (Sarpa) division which indicates very violent, angry, and ruthless warfare without
any consideration of innocent citizens who may get caught in the crossfire. As a maraka lord
for the chart and being placed in a maraka house, in addition to occupying the 64th Navamsa
from the Moon, Mars is very destructive in this chart and his effects were thus obvious at
the time of the attacks.

Trisphuta Vimsottari Dasa

Jup MD: 2008‐10‐16 ‐ 2008‐12‐03


Rah AD: 2008‐11‐25 ‐ 2008‐12‐03

Pratyantardasas in this AD:

Sat: 2008‐11‐27 ‐ 2008‐11‐28 ***

With Trisphuta naksatra as the starting point for Vimsottari dasa, note that the period of
Jupiter/Rahu/Saturn was in place on the date of the attacks in Mumbai. Here all of the most
malefic and dangerous factors concerning (a) breach of the country’s security structure
[Saturn/Ketu in the 4th house]; (b) attacks directly perpetrated on the government of India
itself [10th house by Rahu]; and all of this having a systematic organization and funded by a
foreign government [most likely Pakistan, with the aspect of Jupiter] all come into question.
Note in this connection that Jupiter not only is Rudra in this chart, but he also activates the
Rudra yoga during his dasa, due to his rasi aspect onto all three planets forming the yoga:
Moon, Mars, and Venus.

Further research is needed of mundane charts in order to ferret out the details of how all the
above principles may play out in the actual experience of country’s or regions during specific
years. While this article focused mainly on the issue of terrorist attacks, there is much work
needed in researching how natural disasters, epidemics, economic collapse, or other such
anomalies to countries may be seen in mundane charts. It is expected that the above will
invest some energy in the minds of astrologers for researching this important branch of the
art of Jyotish.

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Horoscope – Male or
Female?
By
Yenbeeyes, India.

A
strologers must know how to find
out whether any given horoscope is
of a male or a female. This is
considered to be quite a tough job. Hence
the astrologers, when preparing a birth
chart, in order to ascertain, whether the
birth chart is of a male or a female adjust
the Navamsa to odd(male) or even(female)
even by changing the time of birth and this
trick enables them to know immediately
whether the native is male or female. This
technique impresses people greatly, but the
Yenbeeyes hails from a Tamil family
astrologers themselves
weaknesses quite well.
know their

wherein he learnt astrology from his Principle I


grandfather who knew the entire BPHS by This is a general principle which is found in
heart. He was first asked to by heart the the book titled ‘Book of Correct Astrological
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sanskrit verses of BPHS & then slowly Predications’ . Some of the rules presented
taught astrology by his grandfather who was below are not acceptable in the present day
his Guru. After 3 years of teaching only context as much research has been made in
BPHS he was then taught Jaimini Sutras at the field of Astrology which is
the age of 23. Yenbeeyes is our author’s pen contradictory to the rules in this principle.
name and he having retired in 2007 has Here Rahu and Ketu are not considered for
determination of sex as they are only
taken up to the cause of astrology full time
mathematical points. Another deviation you
and is currently translating Jaimini Sutras
will find here is that Mercury and Saturn
into Tamil. Saptarishis Astrology has though termed as Eunuch by all ancient
observed that Shri Yenbeeyes pursues this texts, they are treated here as of female
science with an unmatched discipline and nature. Finally the rules do not fit properly
dedication which is praiseworthy. in some of the horoscopes and there seems
to be some link missing in the Principle.
However it may be, let us apply this
principle to some charts and come to a
conclusion thereafter.

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Book was gotten from authors grandfathers library. The
rule is as given in Chapter 8 ‐ Title: Seventh House‐
Chapter 1 ‐ Male or Female. and later he found it at this link
http://www.vedamu.org/Vedas/Jyotisa/Vedanga.asp
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Rules:
1. Sun, Mars and Jupiter indicate male gender and Saturn, Venus and Moon indicate
Female gender. Mercury with Saturn or Venus indicates Female and with Sun, Mars
and Jupiter indicate male gender. It is to be noted that the planets of male sign i.e.
Sun, Mars and Jupiter are more powerful and victorious than the planets of female
sign (except the Moon). It is also to be noted that the planets which aspects the house
or a planet conjoined is more powerful.

2. The Moon is loved and honored by every planet. Hence other planets allow her to act
according to her desire. If there is combination of 7th house or the lord of the 7th house
with Moon the native is female even if there are other combinations of male sex. In
the same way the signs ruled by the planets Sun, Mars and Jupiter i.e. 5, 1, 8, 9 and 12
of the Natural Zodiac are considered to be male signs and 4, 2, 7, 10 and 11 as female
signs. Gemini sign is to be understood as male while Virgo is female.

Male signs are – Leo, Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini
Female signs are – Cancer, Taurus, Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius and Virgo.

Combinations for Male:


1. 7th house + Sun, Mars or Jupiter or his signs
2. 7th lord + Sun, Mars or Jupiter or his signs

Combinations for Female:


1. 7th house + Moon, Venus, Mercury or Saturn or her or his sign.
2. 7th Lord + Moon, Mercury, Venus or Saturn or her or his sign.
List of abbreviations used in the charts: As – Lagna or Ascendant; Su – Sun; Mo – Moon; Ma
– Mars; Me – Mercury; Ju‐ Jupiter; Ve – Venus; Sa – Saturn; Ra – Rahu; Ke – Ketu.

Male Horoscopes
Chart 01: Sri Satya Sai Baba (Puttabarthi)

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1. 7th house is Taurus with no planets in it. Hence cannot be taken for consideration.
2. 7th Lord Venus is in Scorpio along with a male planet Sun. Mercury and Saturn thus
conjoin one male planet Sun and one female planet Venus. In such a situation the house will
decide the nature of the sex. Scorpio is a Male sign. Hence the horoscope is of male.

Chart 02 Mahatma Gandhi

1. 7th house is Aries with Jupiter in it. Hence Male horoscope.


2. 7th Lord Mars is conjoined with a female planet Venus. Mercury who also conjoins
Mars is thus with one male planet Mars and one female planet Venus. Mars is also
aspected by a male planet Jupiter. Since male planets predominate Mercury will have
no say.
Chart 03 Author of this article

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1. 7th house is Cancer occupied by Mars – a male Planet. Hence horoscope is of Male.
2. 7th Lord Moon is in Aquarius and aspected by Saturn and Mars. Whenever Moon is
involved other planets allow her to act according to her desire. However since male
planets are more powerful, Moon subjected herself to Mars and produced a male.

Chart 04 Prof. B.V.Raman

1. 7th house is Leo with Mars a male planet. Mercury is thus conjoined with a male and a
female planet. Further 7th house is also aspected by Jupiter and the house itself is a
male sign (Leo). Hence male predominates.
2. 7th Lord Sun is not subject to any conjunction or Aspect. Hence indicative of Male.

Female Horoscopes:

Chart 05: Socialite Shoba De

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1. 7th house is Gemini with no planets in it.
2. 7th Lord Mercury is conjoined with Sun a male planet. There is no aspect from any
female planet.
3. If the house is taken into consideration Gemini indicates male and Sagittarius also
indicate male.
Hence the test fails as far as this horoscope is concerned.

Chart 06: Indira Gandhi

1. 7th house is Capricorn with Moon in it. Indicating a female.


2. 7th Lord Saturn is in Cancer in opposition to Moon confirming the horoscope as that
of female.

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Chart 07: Mother Saratha (Wife of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa)

1. 7th house is Capricorn with Venus in it indicating female.


2. 7th Lord Saturn is with Ra which is not to be take n into account and he is aspected by
Mercury – all point out to female.

Chart 08: Aishwarya Rai

1. 7th house is Pisces with no planets in it. Hence not taken for consideration.
2. 7th lord Jupiter is debilitated and in Capricorn. Unfortunately the rule does not say
anything regarding debilitated and exalted planets. Hence if we take the sign
Capricorn it denotes a female.

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C
onclusion:
From the above you will observe that the system though proves to be correct
in some cases, It looks as though we are trying to justify the principle one
way or other. There are many loose ends. There is no clear cut result in some
of the cases. But the real value of astrology lies in the application of a principle and
predicting an event that is to happen in future. Hence in view of the limitations of the
principle we cannot rely on the above system fully.

Principle II
Jaimini Sutras
Chapter IV Quarter 3 – sex of child

T here are 3 Sutras – 4.3.10 to 4.3.12 where in it is


stated that “Male child is born if the planet is
male, otherwise female child is born and if the
planet is Eunuch an eunuch is born.” These sutras have
reference to sutras 4.3.3 to 4.3.9 wherein the method of arriving at
the planet is given. Noted astrologer Late R. Santhanam in his
research paper published in his book ‘Essentials of Hindu Predictive
Astrology’ has given a real life case and has thoroughly analyzed the Sutra. I am not going
into the details of the Sutra here as the same can be read from various translations available.
Maharishi has stated that the Sutras are applicable to Adhana or conception chart. We all
know very well how difficult it is to construct an Adhana Chart. Here I am going to
examine the same principles as stated in the above Sutras with respect to a Natal Chart and
see whether we are able to fix up the sex of the native.

Principles as stated by Jaimini:


1. The time of birth be reckoned from sunrise to sunset depending on the birth being at day
time/night time. i.e. If the birth is in the day time before Sun set calculate the day
duration from Sun rise to Birth time. If it is during night time the duration is to be
calculated from Sun set to Birth time.
2. The duration so calculated as above must be converted into vighatis. For this you must
know the relation between hours, minutes and ghatis and vighatis.
1 day = 60 ghatis
1 ghati = 60 vighatis and so the table goes on to liptas, viliptas, paras and tatparas.
The duration as obtained as per rule 1 will be in Hours‐Minutes‐Seconds. Convert it
into decimals. Formula is – Hours + Minutes/60 + Seconds/3600)
This gives the duration as so many hours.
1 day consist of 24 hours or 60 ghatis and hence one hour = 60/24 = 2.5 ghatis. So
multiplying the converted decimal hours by 2.5 we get ghatis and multiplying this
result by 60 we get vighatis.
This is called Janma Vighati.

3. Divide the final figure obtained as per rule 2 above by 9. Leave the integer portion and
take only the remainder.

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4. If the remainder is not a whole number then it must be rounded to the next whole
number. If the remainder comes to 2.4 or 2.6 then it must be taken as 3. If the remainder
is 0 then it must be taken as 9.
5. As per Sutra 4.3.9 to 4.3.12, the numbers so obtained above will indicate the sex,
complexion etc of the child. Counting the planets on the basis of week days (7) and then
adding Rahu and Ketu we get the number nine. The order is as below:

Number Planet Sex


1 Sun Male
2 Moon Female
3 Mars Male
4 Mercury Eunuch
5 Jupiter Male
6 Venus Female
7 Saturn Eunuch
8 Rahu Male
9 Ketu Female

6. With regard to Mercury and Saturn the Sage says Eunuchs. Normally Mercury rules
the female Eunuchs and Saturn male Eunuchs. However this should be predicted only
if specific combinations for such a birth exist in the conception chart. Otherwise
Mercury will indicate a female child and Saturn indicate a male.
7. Further qualifications in determining the sex of the child are – Exalted planets
indicate male child and debilitated planets indicate female child. Some people consider
Rahu to be female but Parasara is very clear that Rahu, Jupiter and Sun gives
illustrious son.
8. When it comes to Eunuch planets Mercury and Saturn, if they are in exaltation they
indicate male sex and in debility denotes female child.
9. Here some amount of confusion may arise. What happens if a female planet is exalted
or a male planet is debilitated. Then the conjunction or aspect of planets of similar
nature will be the deciding factor.
10. Also the signs indicating male sex are the odd signs excepting Gemini and Aquarius,
while the even signs are female except Cancer and Pisces.
Male Indicators: Aries, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Pisces
Female Indicators: Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Aquarius.

Consider the signs only when you have conflicting results from the rules above especially
when more than one planet is conjoined or aspected.

One important point to note here is that the Sun Rise mentioned here is the time when the
tip of the disk appears in the horizon.

As said in the beginning, the above principles have been clearly stated as applicable to
Adhana or Conception chart. Now let us try to apply this principle to a Natal Chart and see
the result. Here I will take examples of some well known person’s chart (4 of male and 4 of
female)

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The Sun Rise and Sun Set are taken from Jagannath Hora software – selecting the
preferences for sunrise and sunset as ‘Tip of the sun’s disk appears to be on the eastern
horizon’.

Refer Chart 01 Above:


Name Sri Satya Sai Baba(Puttabarthi)
Date of Birth 23rd Nov. 1926
Time of Birth 06:26
Sun Rise 06:22:55
Sun Set 17:47:08

Calculations: Day time Birth. Hence Sun rise to be taken to arrive at the Birth time
duration.

Sun Rise 06:22:55 (a)


Time of Birth 06:26:00 (b)
Difference 00:03:05 (a) – (b)
Convert to decimal 00 + (03/60) + (05/3600)
0.0514 hrs (c)
Convert to vighatis 0.0514 x 2.5 x 60=7.7083 vighatis
Divide by 9 7.7083/9
Remainder is 7.7083
Rounded to next whole number 8
From the table in Rule 5 Rahu
Sex will have to be Male
Rahu has conjoined Moon a female planet. However Exaltation of Rahu has prevailed
over and the birth was of male. Conjunction or aspect need be considered only when a
female planet is exalted or a male planet is debilitated.

Refer Chart 02 Above


Name Mahatma Gandhi
Date of Birth 2nd Oct. 1869
Time of Birth 07:31
Sun Rise 05:51:09
Sun Set 17:45:40

Calculations: Since birth is in day time Sun Rise is to be taken

Sun Rise 05:51:09 (a)


Time of Birth 07:31:00 (b)
Difference 01:39:51 (b) – (a)
Convert to decimal 01 + (39/60) + (51/3600)
1.6642 hrs (c)
Convert to vighatis 1.6642 x 2.5 x 60 = 249.6250
vighatis
Divide by 9 249.6250/9

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Remainder is 6.6250
Rounded to next whole 7
number
From the table in Rule 5 Saturn is the ruler
Sex will have to be Eunuch
As per rule No. 6 stated above Saturn indicates a male. Rasi drishti by Ju – a male planet
confirm the horoscope as that of Male.

Refer Chart 3 Above:


Name Yenbeeyes
Date of Birth 5th Oct. 1949
Time of Birth 13:50:56
Sun Rise 06:01:18
Sun Set 18:00:08

Calculations: Since the birth is in day time Sun rise is to be taken to arrive at the Birth time
duration.

Sun Rise 06:01:18 (a)


Time of Birth 13:50:56 (b)
Difference 07:49:38 (b) – (a)
Convert to decimal 07 + (49/60) + (38/3600)
7.8272 hrs (c)
Convert to vighatis 7.8272 x 2.5 x 60 = 1174.0833
vighatis
Divide by 9 1174.0833/9
Remainder is 4.0833
Rounded to next whole 5
number
From the table in Rule 5 Jupiter
Sex will have to be Male
Jupiter representing male and also exalted in Sagittarius confirms the horoscope as that
of male. Other aspects not taken into consideration.

Refer Chart 04 Above


Name Prof. B.V.Raman
Date of Birth 8th Aug. 1912
Time of Birth 19:38:00
Sun Rise 06:06:11
Sun Set 18:43:35

Calculations: Since the birth is in night time Sun set is to be taken to arrive at the Birth time
duration.
Sun Set 18:43:35 (a)
Time of Birth 19:38:00 (b)
Difference 00:54:25 (b) – (a)
Convert to decimal 00 + (54/60) + (25/3600)

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0.9069 hrs (c)
Convert to vighatis 0.9069 x 2.5 x 60 = 136.0417
vighatis
Divide by 9 136.0417/9
Remainder is 1.0417
Rounded to next whole 2
number
From the table in Rule 5 Moon
Sex will have to be Female
Refer rule No. 9 above. A female Planet Moon is exalted here. Also it is conjoined by a male
planet Saturn and also aspected by another male planet Sun (Rasi Drishti) confirming the
horoscope as that of a male. Note here conjunction and Aspect is taken into consideration.

Now let me take the female horoscopes one by one.

Refer chart 05 Above

Name Shobha De
Date of Birth 07th Jan. 1948
Time of Birth 07:21:00
Sun Rise 07:13:49
Sun Set 18:15:47

Calculations: Since the birth is in day time Sun rise is to be taken to arrive at the Birth time
duration.
Sun Rise 07:13:49 (a)
Time of Birth 07:21:00 (b)
Difference 00:07:11 (b) – (a)
Convert to decimal 0 + (07/60) + (11/3600)
0.1197 hrs (c)
Convert to vighatis 0.1197 x 2.5 x 60 = 17.9583 vighatis
Divide by 9 17.9583/9
Remainder is 8.9583
Rounded to next whole number 9
From the table in Rule 5 Ketu
Sex will have to be Female
Ketu is not conjoined by any planet.

Refer Chart 06 above


Name Indira Gandhi
Date of Birth 19th Nov. 1917
Time of Birth 23:03:00
Sun Rise 06:22:25
Sun Set 17:12:28

Calculations: Since the birth is at night Sun set is to be taken to arrive at the Birth time
duration.

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Sun Set 17:12:28 (a)
Time of Birth 23:03:00 (b)
Difference 05:50:32 (b) – (a)
Convert to decimal 05 + (50/60) + (32/3600)
5.8422 hrs (c)
Convert to vighatis 5.8422 x 2.5 x 60 = 876.3333
vighatis
Divide by 9 876.3333
Remainder is 3.3333
Rounded to next whole 4
number
From the table in Rule 5 Mercury
Sex will have to be Female
Here Mercury as well as the sign wherein Mercury is placed viz. Scorpio indicate female.
One thing to be noted is that Mercury is conjoined by a male planet Sun and aspected by 2
male planets Jupiter and Saturn. Hence the sign Scorpio decides the sex.

Refer Chart 07 above


Name Mother Saratha
Date of Birth 22nd Dec. 1853
Time of Birth 19:15:00
Sun Rise 06:19:32
Sun Set 17:01:12

Calculations: Since the birth is at night Sun set is to be taken to arrive at the Birth time
duration.

Sun Set 17:01:12 (a)


Time of Birth 19:15:00 (b)
Difference 02:13:48 (b) – (a)
Convert to decimal 02 + (13/60) + (48/3600)
2.2300 hrs (c)
Convert to vighatis 2.2300 x 2.5 x 60 = 334.5000
vighatis
Divide by 9 334.5000/9
Remainder is 1.5000
Rounded to next whole 2
number
From the table in Rule 5 Moon
Sex will have to be Female

Here Moon is placed with Mars a male planet. Venus female planet is also aspecting it.
Conjunction/aspect need not be considered as no exaltation/debilitation of planet is
involved.

Refer Chart 08 above


Name Aishwarya Rai

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Date of Birth 1st Nov. 1973
Time of Birth 04:05:00
Sun Rise 06:23:42
Sun Set 18:03:56

Calculations: Since the birth is early morning before sun rise sun set of previous day is
taken.

Sun Set 18:03:56 (a)


Time of Birth 04:05:00 (b)
Difference 13:58:56 (a)‐(b)
Convert to decimal 13 + (58/60) + (56/3600)
13.9822 hrs (c)
Convert to vighatis 13.9822 x 2.5 x 60 = 2097.3333 vighatis
Divide by 9 2097.3333/9
Remainder is 0.3333
Rounded to next whole 1
number
From the table in Rule 5 Sun
Sex will have to be Male
Sun is debilitated. There is no conjunction of planets. Hence indicative of female.

Conclusion:
Hence we can conclude that the ruling planet of the birth vighati will determine the sex of
the child. But vighati is a time interval of only 24 seconds, it is highly doubtful that the
collected birth time information was accurate in all cases. In addition to this, the noting of
the birth time is always a subject of controversy. But if we could take a case with accurate
data, I am sure they will confirm Maharishi Jaimini’s principles.

Before I conclude I would like to mention one important point here that the Sutras of
Jaimini referred to above give the basis of the ruling planet of each half of Nadi Amsa
according to Sri Sanjay Rath. Shri Rayudu, another noted Astrologer has stated in his article
‘Astrology and Human Life’ published in "The Times of Astrology" magazine, July 1999
stating:
Quote:
Each sign or rasi is divided into 300 parts so that each part comes under the name of a Nadi Amsa
measuring 12 minutes of arc in the sign or 48 seconds in time. This minute division sets the seed of
destiny of an individual. If the correct Nadi is established then there is a bird’s eye view of entire past
including the past life and future of the person concerned. Each Nadi Amsa is further divided into two
parts each of 6 minutes of arc in the sign or 24 seconds in time and general pattern of life is given.
Unquote
These 24 seconds in time or 6minutes of arc is what is known as Artha Nadiamasa about
which Sri Sanjay Rath has also published a paper giving lucid and clear explanations. I
would like to place on record my sincere thanks to Shri Sanjay Rath and also Shri Rayudu
for giving me an insight into this principle.
I also would like to share some of my findings in the application of this specific Sutra of the
Maharishi.

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I calculated the Vighati planet as explained above for exactly 103 horoscopes. I summarize
below my findings:
1. In 57 cases sex as obtained by the calculations above tallied perfectly. In all the 57 cases I
did not take into consideration the conjunction or aspect. I only verified for exaltation
and debilitation which revealed that some male horoscopes had exalted planets (Male)
and some female ones had debilitated planets (female).
2. In 11 cases the test totally failed. None of the rules explained above provided a correct
result. This might be due to error in birth time. Because when I changed the birth time by
a few seconds which ranged between 3 seconds to 16 seconds, it was found to tally.
3. In 32 cases I got the contrary result that is native was a male and the result was female
and vice versa. In these cases I then went to study the conjunction/aspect and also the
nature of sign. In 2 cases I noticed that when a female planet is exalted it was a male
native and in 1 case where male planet was debilitated it was a female.

For all aspects I considered only the Rasi Drishti as given by Maharishi. No graha drishti
was taken into consideration. This topic is for further research and discussion as the
Retrograde position of planets, argala have not been taken into account. Also it is to be
studied whether the position of the planet in Varga Charts especially Navamsa has any
bearing on the determination of the sex of the native.

Late R Santhanam’s Uvacha

ü If the 4th lord occupies Scorpio, it is the mother the


native will not care for.

ü Marriage results in the dasa bhukti periods of


planets who are in mutual 2/12 or 6/8 positions in
Navamsa will bring undesirable effects.

ü If Rahu occupies the 4th from Mercury one will not


attain an appreciable academic record.

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Kaala Chakra
Dasha – A Critical
Review
By
Shakti Mohan Singh, India.

Multitude of Directional Systems


In Vedic‐astrology there exist a large
number of directional systems, mostly
known as Dasha Paddatis, suited to
different birth conditions and different
Having served in the department of Forest, purposes. The Dasha systems as proposed
by Maharshi Parashar in his famous
Rajasthan Government for about 35 years in treatise Brihat Parashar Hora Shastra,
various capacities, the author retired from the post broadly fall into two main categories – the
of Director, Forestry Training Institute, Jaipur on nakshtra dharika or constellation based
31st January 1995 and has since been working as a Dasha systems and Rashi or zodiacal‐sign
Land Development and Environment Protection based Dasha systems. Besides, there are
Consultant for several national and international some lesser systems like Kaala dasha,
organizations. Natal astrology has been his passion
chakra dasha, sandhya dasha, pachaka dasha,
since 1951. He taught astrology in the classes run
by the Jaipur chapter of ICAS regularly for about tara dasha, panchaswara dasha etc. Which do
10 years and now runs “Skill Upgradation program not fall in either of these categories and
in predictive astrology” for serious students of may be based, at least in parts, even on
astrology at Jaipur. He has to his credit more than non‐astrological considerations. According
100 articles covering different aspects of natal to him some systems are applicable to all
astrology. He also wrote a book titled “Jaimini natives while others can be used in case of
Sutra – Ek Abhinav Drishti”, which was published such natives only whose horoscopes satisfy
in the year 2000. He has been working on Kaal certain specific conditions. It is also
chakra dasha system for last several years and has claimed that some systems can be used for
now established not only the efficacy and predicting events in all sectors of life and
dependability of the system, but its supremacy are known as phalit dashas while some are
over most of directional systems in common use. He specifically suited for predicting the death
has, for the first time formulated a conceptual
of the native or his near and dear ones and
model of Kaala chakra , which not only explains 1
the correct working of the system but also forms are known as ayurdashas .
the basis of predictions.

1
Phalit = Phal which means fruit & Ayur =
Longevity
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Kaala Chakra Dasha system happens to be one of these. Kaala means time, Chakra means
Wheel ‐ in effect Kaala Chakra Dasha means the methodology of the Wheel Of Time. It
has been dealt with in classical textbooks like Brihat Prashara Hora Shastra (BHPS), Jataka
Parijata (JP), Phala Deepika (PD) and Jatakadesh Marga (JDH). BHPS and JP have
explained this system in greater details than the other text‐books, which contain
comparatively condensed versions. BHPS declares that KCD is the best amongst all these
systems (Verse 06 Ch 46 Dashaadhyay).It also advices that KCD should be used not only in
natal astrology but in horary astrology also (Verse 34 of the section devoted to KCD in this
very chapter) but the sad fact remains that in practice KCD in not playing even the second
fiddle to Vimshottari dasa.

The Question of Applicability


According to verse 12 of chapter 12 of Jatakadesh Marga, KCD must be applied to such
cases in which birth takes place at a time when Moon is aspected/conjoined by the lord of
the constellation occupied by it.
JP verse 40 chap. 18 says that in case where Moon is aspected /conjoined by the lord of
navamamsha occupied by it, KCD gives better results.
According to PD verse 30 of Ch. 22, KCD should be used when the lord of the navamamsha
occupied by Moon is strong. It should be mentioned here that this verse is located in this
chapter with a group of such verses as contains advice about the applicability of various
dashas for determining the longevity.
I have also read somewhere that in cases where moon occupies a navamamsha ruled by
Venus or Venus is otherwise strong, the KCD should be used for determining the longevity.

However, BPHS verse 6 of chapter 46 is very clear that Kaala chakra dasha system is
the best amongst all systems (kalc³dzaca=NyamaNyasvRdzasuya) and verse 34 of the section
devoted to KCD in this very chapter asserts that KCD should be used not only in natal
astrology but in horary astrology also. Besides, my own experience with this system, for past
two decades, is that it is not only universally applicable but that it is the most efficacious
system.

Present Status
I became interested in KCD system sometimes in 1990 and was studying,
investigating and testing this system since then but it was only around 1995 that I became
convinced that this was a unique system which surpassed all others in Vedic astrology. I also
found that the system was thrown into disuse because the method of calculation and
computation as explained in various translations/commentaries of the classical texts was not
in accordance with the dicta of the classical texts. The book written by contemporary
authorities also suggested incorrect methods and therefore
astrologers were unable to make correct predictions consistently on
the basis of this system. I wrote a series of articles during 2001‐03 for
a Hindi magazine published from Jaipur explaining the classical
method of calculation and computation, pointing out there in the
mistakes in the methods recommended by translators,
commentators and authors. I also proposed a conceptual model of
Kaala Chakra in this series to demonstrate the mechanism of this system for the first time
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and explained on its basis the correct method as propounded in the classical texts. I
illustrated this series with the horoscope of late Srimati Indira Gandhi and demonstrated
that all the events of her life were shown very clearly if the dasha was calculated and
computed in the manner explained by me.
Justice S. N Kapoor, National President, Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, read
some of my articles. The judicaturist’s astute mind immediately appreciated the tremendous
opportunities hidden in the system. He took keen interest in my work on this system and
asked me to make a detailed presentation on KCD at a Faculty Development Program of
ICAS, organized by him at Delhi in July 2002, which was attended by the faculty members
of ICAS from all over the country.
Accordingly, I made the presentation. At the end of the presentation Pt. Bhola Nath
Shukla of Kanpur, the then National Vice President of ICAS asked me “Does the system
really work?” Other participant also asked similar questions and wondered that if it was
such an efficacious system why it was not being taught in details like Vimshottari in the
regular classes held by ICAS? My object in mentioning this episode is to show that even
scholars of great standing in the field
are diffident about this system. In
In this system the Moon’s movement through
fact, several participants confided to
me that after devoting a lot of time to an arc of 120 degree in the space is equated to a

it they abandoned the system because time frame of 3186 solar years while in
they found that correct predictions Vimshottari system it is 120 years only.
could not be made on its basis. The
truth of the matter is that these
gentlemen tried to follow the methodology advocated in books available in the market. This
methodology attempts to handle KCD also on the principles of Vimshottari producing
confounded versions.
Today, rank and file of astrologers does not know even the name KCD. Many confuse
it with the unnecessarily dreaded Kaala Sarpa Yoga of dubious authenticity. Some consider it
to be an ayurdasha only and doubt its usefulness as a phalit dasha. Very few astrologers know
that such a system does at all exist. Although, today the market is flooded with books on
natal astrology written by a multitude of authors, the names of authors who have written
anything about this system can be counted on fingertips. Some astrologers have claimed that
they have made correct predictions on the basis of KCD in one or two cases but during my
50 plus years of wandering through the reams of astrology and astrologers, I did not find a
single astrologer who even occasionally had used exclusively this system for giving
predictions to his clients.

Atrophied Through Disuse


This is a matter of common knowledge that the most
popular dasha system is the Vimshottari dasha system. In fact it
was probably the only system used in north India, with the
exception of the Himalayan tract where Yogini was also in
vogue, till the publication of Shri K. N. Rao’s “Predicting
through Jaimini’s Chara Dasha” in 1995. Even today, you open
any book on Vedic astrology and you will come across
Vimshottari Dasha. It does not make any difference whether the
book you have opened is a classical text or one written by a modern
author. Very few books deal with dasha systems other than Vimshottari.

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Even BPHS has given maximum space to this system.

In common practice, the word ‘dasha’ has become synonymous with Vimshottari. Even
non‐astrologers can be heard saying that they are under stress because Saturn or Rahu dasha
is running and by ‘dasha’ they mean Vimshottari only. Vimshottari is believed to be easy to
calculate and compute which it really is up to a certain extent only. It is also believed to be
simple to interpret which it certainly is not.

Granting that the universal applicability of Vimshottari is indisputable, because


Maharishi Parashar has categorically stated in verse 3 of chapter 46 that Vimshottari is the
main system (dzab÷ivxaStasu muOya iv<zaeÄrI mta), this does not constitute a reasonable excuse
for shelving KCD and ignoring summarily Maharishi’s dictum in verse 6 of this very
chapter that Kaala chakra dasha system is the best amongst all systems
(kalc³dzaca=NyamaNyasvRdzasuya). The only reason appears to be that on account of its
complicated nature astrologers experienced difficulty in understanding the system correctly.
The result that it was not used consistently in the recent past and finally became atrophied
through disuse.

Nakshatra‐Dharika (Constellation Based) Dasha Systems


Constellation based dasha systems are those in which the life of an individual is linked to
the post‐natal progress of the Moon through various constellations. The initial dasha is,
therefore, identified on the basis of the constellation or group of constellations occupied by
the Moon at the time of birth of that individual and its balance at birth is calculated on basis
of the arc traversed by the Moon in that constellation or the group of constellations. Thus,
these are based on a single parameter and the dashas in such systems proceed in a continuous
and fixed order, which is irreversible in most of the cases. The duration of each dasha is also
fixed.

In these systems the various dashas are generally named, not after the constellations, the
lordship being specific to the particular system. The predictions for dashas are, therefore,
based on such lords, their nature, their house lordship, strength and relationships with other
planets for which detailed rules are given in BPHS. Other classical texts, as a rule, also
contain detailed material on Vimshottari. Occasionally, there is mention of other systems
also but only briefly.

Rashi (Sign Based) Dasha Systems


The sign based systems, on the other hand, are those in which the various periods in the life
of an individual are linked to various zodiacal signs and the initial dasha is determined on the
basis of the rashi or the zodiacal sign which may qualify for the purpose on account of its
being the ascendant, the zodiacal sign which may qualify for the
trinal houses or a sign occupied by a planet qualifying as Brahma etc
and generally the concept of balance of dasha at the time of birth is
absent here. The progress of dashas may or may not follow any
continuous or fixed sequence and also may or may not be reversible
in case of a sign based system. The duration of various dasha is also
variable in most of the cases.

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In case of these systems the events are determined on the basis of the nature and strength of
the zodiacal sign, after which the dasha is named, along with nature, strength and position of
its lord. The nature, strength, lordship and chara‐karakartwa of the planet or planets,
occupying and aspecting the zodiacal sign in question itself or other key houses from it, their
inter‐relationship and planetary configurations like raja‐yogas, dhana‐yogas, arishta‐yogas etc,
formed with reference to that sign also play a vital role in the interpretation.

Thus the sign based dasha systems, are not only based on a whole complex of parameters
but, use multiple considerations for interpretation also and therefore, offer better
opportunities for the astrologer. Besides the rules of interpretation follows very simple logic.
This perhaps is also the reason that less space than Vimshottari was required for these
systems in BPHS and generally nothing was considered necessary in other old texts. The
rules of interpretation for sign based dasha systems are substantially different from those
that apply to the constellation based systems and have been enunciated in a small separate
chapter in BPHS. Some scattered hints related to their interpretation are also available in
Jaimini Sutras.

Composite Dasha System With High Degree Of Precision


The dasha system which bears the name of Kaala Chakra or the cycle of time is unique in as
much as it has the properties of both, the constellation based as well as the sign based dasha
systems. The initial dasha is identified on the basis of, not just the constellation occupied by
Moon at the time of birth but the quarter of such constellation. Moreover, degree of
precision in this system is very high because it is based on a very high space‐time ratio. In
this system the Moon’s movement through an arc of 120 degree in the space is equated to a
time frame of 3186 solar years while in Vimshottari system it is 120 years only. We shall also
see that for the purpose of interpretation KCD is treated as a sign based system and can
bring the future events into focus more sharply than any other system.

In order to use any system effectively and efficiently, a clear understanding as to its concept,
constitution and mechanism is a sine qua non. The reason behind our reluctance in using
KCD system for making predictions regularly appears to be that the system is not properly
understood. Some scattered hints are no doubt hidden in, the available translations of and
commentaries on, the classical texts that include an elaborate system bearing the name of
Kaala Chakra. However no clear and precise conceptual model of Kaala Chakra or any details
of its constitution and mechanism is available anywhere and hence the state of confusion. In
Part I of my upcoming book I propose to present to my readers a conceptual model of Kaala
Chakra or the cycle of time, which forms the basis of this system. This model 1 has been
culled out from the classical texts. I hope that understanding and operating KCD system
will become easier with such a model before us and it will enable the astrologers to make
correct predictions on the basis of this system.

Misconceptions Related To Fundamentals Of This System


I There exists confusion amongst some of the astrologers that the outstanding balance is
to be calculated, not for the sarvayu or the total duration of the
package, but for the first dasha in that package. This is correct because
in this system one quarter of the constellation or the navamamsha, i.e.,
an arc of 3 degree and 20 minutes, has been equated to entire dasha
period (DP) and not to the first dasha only. Besides, in calculating the

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balance with reference to the first dasha of the package we are making an altogether illogical
assumption that every native compulsorily starts his life from either the dasha of the
corporal (deha) or the psychical (jeeva) sign. If this assumption was correct then nobody will
ever start his life in dashas of Leo or Aquarius because neither of these two signs ever
becomes the corporal or the psychical signs.

The correct method, as propounded by Maharishi Parashar in verse 38 to 40 of the


section dealing with Kaala‐Chakra Dasha in chapter 46 of BPHS is to calculate the
outstanding balance with reference to the total span of the DP.
The life of a native can start from the dasha of any one of the nine constituent sign in the DP
and at any point of time in that dasha.

II There is another confusion prevalent amongst several contemporary authorities that, after
the expiry of the outstanding balance of span of DP or sarvayu, in case of direct progression,
the next and in case of indirect progression, the previous DP will become applicable. Many
popular computer software programs also suffer from this misconception.

According to Maharishi Parashar different quarters of various constellations or the


different navamamsha have independent packages of nine dashas each. Merely because they
follow the order of the zodiac in forward or backward direction even after the end or before
the beginning of the package it should not be presumed that there is a continuum of 108
dashas. If such were the case there was no need for Maharishi to waste so many verses in
describing 24 independent packages of nine dashas each because once the starting point in the
dasha continuum was determined on the basis of the longitude of the Moon subsequent
dashas would follow in the forward or backward direction and the importance given to the
quarter of the constellation or the navamamsha would be irrelevant and superfluous.

I have not come across a single verse in BPHS, JP, PD or JDM stating that after the
expiry of the outstanding balance of DP running at birth the next or previous DP will
become applicable.

This must be clearly understood that the quarter of the constellation and the
corresponding navamamsha for a particular native is decided once for all on the basis of the
longitude of the Moon at the time of birth of the native and this can never change during his
or her for present life. Therefore, the DP applicable to the particular quarter of the
constellation or the navamamsha will also not change during this life and will stick to him
or her for the entire life. After the expiry of the outstanding balance of DP running at the
time of native’s birth the same DP will repeat itself.

The correct method, therefore, is to revert back to the first dasha (the corporal sign) in
cases where the DP is in indirect progression, in the same DP after the expiry of the
outstanding balance of the sarvayu or the span of the DP at the time of birth.

In Vimshottari, or for that matter in most of the constellation based systems there is a
single package which is easily identifiable from the birth constellation and computable from
its outstanding balance but in case of KCD there exist several DPs
having different properties (nomenclature, direction, span, space‐
time ratio and design) and the task becomes somewhat complicated.
On account of exclusive use of Vimshottari dasha system over a long
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period most of the astrologers are stuck up with its working to the extent that they find it
difficult to adjust with any other system based on a different concept and with a different
constitution and dynamics. Many books on KCD published heretofore have advocated
incorrect methods and created confusion.

III One should not forget that in this system the dasha and bhukties strictly follow the KCD
navamamsha scheme. The design of the Kaala chakra replicates itself at all levels; mega and
micro. Each dasha bears the name of a zodiacal sign and that sign always has the same nine
navamamshas. In other words the bhukties or sub‐periods in the dasha bearing the name of a
particular sign will always have the same nine bhukties irrespective of the DP of which it
may form a part. These bhukties will follow the scheme of KCD navamamsha division. This is
in confirmation to the JDM’S dictum also.

Take, for example, Leo dasha in any DP.


• The movable sign in trine to Leo is Aries
• Lord of Aries is Mars
• The first bhukti will, therefore, be of a sign ruled by Mars, i.e., either Aries or
Scorpio,
• Starting from Mars, the nine lords in the usual sequence will be Mars‐Venus‐
Mercury‐Moon‐Sun‐Mercury‐Venus‐Mars‐Jupiter. The two sets of signs ruled by
these lords are (1) Aries‐ Taurus‐Gemini‐Cancer‐Leo‐Virgo‐Libra‐Scorpio‐Sagittarius
and (2) Scorpio‐Libra‐Virgo‐Cancer‐Leo‐Gemini‐Taurus‐Aries‐Pisces and
• Since the first bhukti is that of Scorpio and not Aries, the applicable set of nine
bhukties in this case will be Scorpio‐Libra‐Virgo‐Cancer‐Leo‐Gemini‐Taurus‐Aries‐
Pisces

Reader may find it contrary to the belief system deeply ingrained into their minds due to
exclusive use of Vimshottari and so, a bit difficult to accept, but it is not only logical but true
also, that KCD scheme of navamamsha, the signs Taurus and Scorpio do not have their own
navamamsha and therefore, in this system Taurus dasha cannot have a Taurus bhukti and
Scorpio dasha cannot have a bhukti of Scorpio, just as Taurus DP does not have Taurus
dasha and Scorpio DP does not have Scorpio dasha.

The sum and substance of the entire exercise is that the bhukties in the dasha bearing
the name of any sign are same as are the dashas in the DP bearing the name of that sign. For
example, each of the DPs Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn
or Aquarius has Gemini dashas. Bhukties in Gemini dasha in Aries DP will not be different
from the bhukties in Gemini dasha in Taurus, Gemini, Leo or any other DP. Whatever the
DP, the Gemini dasha will always have one and the same set of nine bhukties. Taurus‐Aries‐
Pisces‐Aquarius‐ Capricorn‐Sagittarius‐Aries‐Taurus‐Gemini, because the sign Gemini has
these nine navamamasha only.

IV Finally there is the question of the sequence of the bhukties. In Vimshottari, there is no
problem of this kind because there is only one sequence, which is
fixed at all levels but so far as KCD is concerned the tables given
by Pt. Sitaram Jha, Dr Suresh Chandra Mishra and Deevan Ram
Chandra Kapoor are inappropriate and so are the tables given in
the books of several other authors. Logically, the sequence of
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bhukties in the dasha of any sign must follow the sequence in which the nine navamamasha
occur in that sign. This sequence should be run in the forward or backward direction
depending upon the orientation of the dasha sign in its specific location.

This is important in different DPs one and the same constituent dasha sign may
sometimes occur in zodiacal order and sometimes in the reverse order. Besides the applicable
DP itself can be the one having either of the two categories of progression –direct or indirect
resulting in the reversal of the orientation of individual dasha sign and the sequence of its
constituent’s navamamshas.

Readers will find that on several issues I have disagreed with earlier authorities on the
subject. I have explained my reasons for such disagreement and will try to establish the
correctness of my contentions through examples in the near future. It is for readers to test
my contentions at their level. To err is human and I am no exception. I will consider it a
great personal favour if readers will be kind enough to inform me whenever they find me
mistaken or following a wrong line of argument. Such little gestures of cooperation from
readers will go a long way in settling some of the contentious issues related to this system.

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10th House – Paradox
Of Laghu Parasari
By
Ashok Upadhaya, India.
What is 10th House?

1. 10th house is the highest expansion


of the Ascendant in form of physical
existence.
2. 10th house is the destiny (9th house)
of the ‘Self‐Survival’ (2nd house)
3. For the Ascendant the 2nd house is a
neutral as per Laghu Parasari but
from the 10th house it (2nd) is the
‘Cause of Destiny’ (5th house is
cause of destiny). This paradox
must first be understood when we
try to explain anything related to
the 10th house.
Ashok Upadhaya hails from Gujarat 4. The Karma is pre‐decided because
and within a short span of 2 decades has related to the 10th house elements
emerged as a predictor of extreme rare expands in to 2 parts (2nd and 6th
ability & propagator of Astrology in house) who are in the Invisible Part
Gujarat. He is known in Gujarat for his of the Horoscope (15 deg of Asc to
ability to remove rare knowledge. His the 15th deg of 7th house is Invisible
gurus were his grandfather Shri Part of the Horoscope)
PrabhaShankar Trivedi, C.S.Patel the man 5. One Unit: The Artha Trikona Rasis
who taught us all Ashtakvarga & i.e. 2nd, 6th & 10th houses each of
legendary blind astrologer Sri Sri Swami. them would belong to either Fiery,
He dedicates this article to Late Prabhakar Earthy, Airy or Watery and each of
K. Dongre ex‐Dean Gujarat University. them would either be Moveable,
Fixed or Dual Rasis – all of them
combined will form A Symbology
Of Unit & Nature. This Unit is
associated ultimately with the
Ascendant, which means if your Asc
is Moveable your 10th house will
always be moveable, if your Asc is
fixed sign then your 10th house will
also be fixed sign and if your Asc is
a Dual sign then your 10th house will
also be of a Dual sign.

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6. Our life is divided into 4 forms akin to the 4 kendras ‐ a) Self b) Warmth c)
Associations d) Identity – all of them are inter linked in a
7. form of sharing same nature Rasis (moveable or fixed or dual)
8. Any Kendras do not independently exist of each other because some hidden forms of
elements present in each kendras.
9. The elements are associated with Dasas (Vimshottari)

Significators of 10th House – Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn & Sun


– Why ?

Ø Jupiter ‐ both its Rasis are Kendra to each other so


Jupiter works like a Kendra lord prominently.
Ø Mercury ‐ both its Rasis are Kendra to each other so
Mercury works like a Kendra lord prominently.
Ø Because of this reason Mer & Jupiter are karakas of the
10th house. In Kalapurusha Kundali (Natural Zodiac),
Jupiter is lord of the 9th house which is 12th to 10th
House and it’s another Rasi that is Pisces is the 12th to the Asc, this common factor of
being 12th is to be noted.
Ø From 9 th house of Sagittarius belonging to Jupiter in Kala Purusha Kundali (natural
zodiac horoscope), who is the Bhagya (fortune) of this house, it is Leo whose lord is
Sun hence he is one of the karakas of the 10th house.
Ø From 10th house in Kalapurusha kundali the 10th sign is Capricorn, whose lord is
Saturn. Because this sign of Capricorn of 10H is 12th from Aquarius, this Capricorn
will get neutralized (Shloka 8 of Laghu Parasari) related to 11th house beneficence and
will give dispositor value of itself. Which means Saturn acts as More of a Karaka
results for 10th house than as Lordship. E.g. if Saturn in 10H for any lagna, it will
create hardship in 10H matters, hardship being karakatwa (significator) of shani
(Saturn) and it will not give lordship results.

Humans Are Of 2 types


One is dedicated to work and another dedicated to happiness, when Asc lord is friend of the
10th house then Asc lord cannot be friend of 4th house, in this situation person is more Karma
Oriented. When Asc lord is friend of the 4th house then it cannot be friend of 10th house,
these people are more Self Centered. E.g. Cancer Asc, the Asc lord Moon is friend of 10th
Mars, Asc lord Moon is not friend of 4th lord Venus. Cancer Asc love their work (due to
friendship with 10L) and that is his personal happiness. For Leo Asc, the Asc lord sun and
10th lord Venus are not friends, but Asc lord Sun is friends with 4th lord Mars, hence for Leo
Asc the personal happiness is the real happiness (4H) and not the work. See for Leo and
Cancer, the common factor is they share same yogakaraka Mars.

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Saptarishis Gurukul
This section would be launched from the next issue dated May 2009 wherein scholars
in Vedic Astrology from all over the world would reply to technical questions by the readers
to the best of their abilities. Readers can send in their questions to
saptarishis.gurukul@saptarishisastrology.com

The mix of scholars would be well known world famous ‘elderly’ astrologers & also
few younger minds, thereby creating a mix of Gurus in our Gurukul to tackle all kinds of
question. This is done so that the beginner student and even advanced adept can learn from
this section. Although Saptarishis means 7, the number of Gurus won’t be limited to 7 and at
times we would bring in new teachers as Visiting Faculty Members.

Gurus of Saptarishis Gurukul

1. Chakrapani Ullal, USA


2. Vamadeva Shastri (Dr David Frawley), USA
3. Ernst Wilhem, USA
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5. Iranganti Rangacharya, India
6. Madura Krishnamurthy Shastry, USA
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1008 Petals

Book of Lieh‐Tzü
Chapter 8: Causality

In the east of China there was a man named


Yüan Ching Mu, who set off on a journey but was
overcome by hunger on the way. A certain robber
from Hu‐fu, of the name of Ch'iu, saw him lying
there, and fetched a bowl of rice‐gruel in order to
feed him. After swallowing three mouthfuls, Yüan
Ching Mu opened his eyes and murmured, 'Who
are you?' 'I am a native of Hu‐fu, and my name is
Ch'iu.' 'Oh misery!' cried Yüan Ching Mu, 'are not
you the robber Ch'iu? What are you feeding me
for? I am an honest man and cannot eat your food.'
So saying, he clutched the ground with both
hands, and began retching and coughing in order
to bring it up again. Not succeeding, however, he
fell flat on his face and expired.
Now the man from Hu‐fu was a robber, no
doubt, but the food he brought was not affected
thereby. Because a man is a robber, to refuse to eat
the food he offers you, on the ground that it is
tainted with crime, is to have lost all power of
discriminating between the normal and the real.