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THE HINDU VEDIC ASTR OL OGY ASTROL OLOGY ANTA MANU AL - JY OTISH VED MANUAL JYO VEDANTA By

HariMandir Anand, Ph.D.

1983 - 2004

Maha Ganpati in 15 different forms in Meenakshi Temple - Madurai City, Tamil Nadu


THE HINDU VEDIC ASTROLOGY MANUAL By Anders B. Johansson, Ph.D

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DEDICATION To my spiritual Guru whose inspiration and wisdom has guided this astrological presentation and to all spiritual astrologers and others

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission from the author.

interested in the same who practise the sacred art of the science observing the soul’s transmigration in the wheel of 84 lakhs of species.

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WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING PERSONS: I have had a close professional contact with the world-known astrologer recognized in India as Dr B.V. Raman’s authorized astrologer: Pundit K.N. Navaratnam in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. After five years of mutual exchange of ideas, principles and over 500 wellknown horoscopes the basic foundation for a Hindu Sidereal Astrology Institute took place in Los Angeles with a spreading of the philosophy in USA, Europe, Asia. An international organization is being put together with headquarters in Prof. K.N. Navaratnam, Jaffna, Sri Lanka and Los Angeles, California to support Hindu Vedic Astrology and its application to Microcomputers for calculative and statistical research purposes. We will also furnish a 24-hour info phone line, where charts can be ordered on an established client basis. In 1975 I had a meeting with the very well known palmist and astrologer Sri Ramankrishna Sarathy, New Delhi, whose insight to classical astrology and Brighu Sutram has been greatly appreciated and well used by me in the later years, please see chapter 9 for further information. Further I would like to thank Professor SD Prathapan of New Delhi, whose research in astro sciences has given birth to numerous combinations between astrology, numerology, palmistry and other ayurvedic sciences (crystals, gems, stones, yantra and mantrams (symbols). The first meeting in 1977 in New Delhi has been proven fruitful since all the basic predictions have come through as explained. In between these contacts I also studied and applied Professor K.S. Krishnamurti Stellar Predictive Astrology System. His five major books are obtainable from Hariman Bookseller in Madras. I have since the demise of Professor Krishnamurti developed an interesting technique in the usage of the Dasa system (time cycles) in relation to sign, star and sub-lords for timing of events for predictive purposes.


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Last but not least I would like to honor Professor B.V. Raman, Bangalore for all of his vast knowledge that has been put to practise in this present Apple Computer Program. Professor B.V. Raman is the author of 300 books and has edited the “Astrological Magazine� for 75 years. These are some of the background people who have enriched our knowledge and application of Hindu Vedic Astrology. I would also like to thank the following persons: Mrs. Asa Jelk, Kjell Carlson, Vesa Hostikka, Lilian M. Johanson, Mr. Mukesh Sharma, Mrs. Lissy Mathew for their dedicated work of typing this complicated manual. Special thanks to Mr. Khem Chand supporting this work. ANDERS B JOHANSON Delhi, INDIA 1-9-2004

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piritual astrology deals with the spiritual evolution of man. For this, a definite idea of the spiritual order of the universe and the solar system is necessary. The relationship between the universe and the individual is only a matter of correspondences. An individual becomes self-conscious through some definite steps, which are natural. At first the individual distinguishes himself from other beings and this individualization makes him live in a world, which is a bit higher than that of the animal world. From individual consciousness a man unfolds into the consciousness of personality. This process is through his experience through the senses and sensations. At this stage, he lives below the levels of his solar plexus. Food and protection form his motives of action. During the personality level his mental vehicle is stimulated through desire and experience. At this stage, his consciousness is located between the solar plexus and the throat-canter via the heart-center. During this period his emotions and thoughts are blended. He finds an expression through the experience of mental and emotional relationships with others. In the next step his intellect is purified. His thoughts are freed from motives and his emotions are purified into love. At this stage, the lower centers gradually lose their control, and his consciousness gains possession of the higher centers. The center of consciousness is shifted from the personality level to the soul level. During this period, the minor initiations take place. His consciousness begins to take possession of his throat and Ajnacenters. His relationships with others are only in the group-level because there are no motives. He learns to live with the one Higher Soul of the greater intelligences at work on this earth. In the next stage, the evolution is from soul to spirit, this is, from the one soul to the parent-soul of this solar system and above. Spirit astrology gives direct light concerning these steps of unfolding. The following phenomena take place during the above-said steps: 1. When one lives in the individual level in every birth, the


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twelve houses of his horoscope wield their influence through the twelve departments of his individual life. The whole globe of the apparent space around him is made to have a symbolic beginning from his ascendant and to travel through the zodiacal signs via his twelve houses. The signs and the planets influence him only through his twelve houses. 2. When the individual unfolds into the personality level, gradually the houses cease to exist for him. It is only the planets and the twelve signs that stimulate him into the work of the world. Aries works as the first house, Taurus as the second house and so on. Another important and interesting change takes place at this stage. The position of his birth Moon works as his ascendant and from that point there is some influence (only on the mental and astral planes) which divides the zodiac into the twelve houses of his personality. If you take the Moon as his ascendant and construct the twelve houses, that will be his horoscope for mental and astral influences. The Sun in his horoscope works as another ascendant (for purposes of objective and mundane spheres) and there is another set of twelve houses from his Sun, working upon his vocational and social spheres. 3. In the third stage of his unfolding, his birth Ascendant again takes hold of his consciousness; but, this time the ascendant does not denote his physical existence. It marks the plan of his soul. He will be highly influenced on the soul level by the sign and the degree of his Ascendant. This is because the birth Ascendant is nothing but the position of the Moon at the time of fertilization preceding his birth. The desire and the archetype of the parents give him this sign and the degree through the mind (Moon) of the parents. This results in his physical body which is his ascendant. But, here at this stage of evolution, his real body or vehicle of expression is his soul and not his physical body. Hence his soul is influenced by his Ascendant at this stage. There is another interesting point also worth noticing here. The course of his soul does not follow the planetary path of the zodiacal signs. It follows the path of the higher sun or the equinox. Therefore for a proper understanding of his further path, the Ascendant should be progressed backwards. The path is from Aries to Pisces and

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so on. His Ascendant meets the aspects of the other planets in a receding order of direction, which will be explained later. 4

In the fourth stage, the Ascendant, the Moon and the Sun form the three centers of working. His life is guided by the planetary principles as angles and not planets. There are three main centers through which the cosmic energy contacts him. In the cosmic plan, there are three great forces, which are beyond the planetary level. These are the solar, the lunar and the earth principles. These principles are the cause of the planetary creation in each solar system. Every planet and its every atom contain these principles. In the horoscope of a disciple who has attained this fourth stage, his birth Sun works as his solarprinciple. He gains mastery over these principles and creates through them in tune with the cosmic plan. He attains the level of a worker with the higher beings. At this stage only, the aspects between the planets that occur during the progressions of his retrograde horoscope respond. The Sun and the Moon stimulate him only through the new moon and the full moon and the half-moons. The ascendant influences him only through its rotation along the four cardinal points of the day (the east, the meridian, the west, and the nadir).

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CHAPTERS - CONTENTS

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Lesson I - For Correspondence Course - Chapter I

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INTRODUCTORY LESSON – – –

Astrology is not fortune telling but an exact science. It is a branch of the Hindu sacred writings (Vedas) Astrology has descended from the Creator (Brahma) Astrology is not fatalistic but a science of tendencies.

Chapter / Lesson II

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THE ZODIAC AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM – The 12 signs of the Zodiac – Planets – Motion of planets–Retrograde and direct motion of planets. Chapter / Lesson III

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PLANETS, SIGNS (RASIS) AND LUNAR MANSIONS (NAKSHATRAS) – Combination of planets and their effect (Yogas), – Lunar Davs (Tithis), – Seasons (Ritus), Solar Months, Lunar Months, – The bright half of the Lunar Month (Shukla Paksha), – The dark half of the Lunar Month (Krishna Paksha). Chapter / Lesson IV

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Natural characteristics of Signs. Forms of horoscope used in northern and southern India. Classification of Signs viz. Movable, Fixed and Dual; Fiery, Earthy, Airy and Watery; Rising from hind parts (Prishtodaya), Rising with their heads (Sirshodaya), and Rising both ways (Ubhayodaya). Chapter / Lesson V

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THE NATURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PLANETS: – sex, caste and nature (benefics and malefics), their qualities, directions, colours, humours, seasons, gems, metals, tastes, ages,


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presiding deities, physical constituents governed by various planets (Dhatus), senses, aspects, their own houses and signs of exaltation and debilitation. Chapter / Lesson VI

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FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT PLANETS: – planetary limbs, shape and stature – planetary bodies, planetary periods – diseases caused by planets – relations signified by planets – general “know how” about planets – friendship and enmity amongst planets. Chapter / Lesson VII

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CASTING A HOROSCOPE (continued) – how to work out the 10th House or M.C. and the Cusps of the other houses. Chapter / Lesson IX

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CASTING A HOROSCOPE (continued) – working out the longitudes of planets with the assistance of Lahiri’s Ephemeris – how to use proportional logarithms given in Lahiri’s Ephemeris. Erection of House Chart (Bhava Chakra or Bhava Chalit Chakra) and of House Cusp Chart (Bhava Madhya Chart). Chapter / Lesson X

Chapter / Lesson XI

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Houses (Bhavas) and their natural significations Angular Houses (Kendra), Triangular Houses (Trikona), Cadent Houses (Panaphara), and Succeedent Houses (Apoklima). Houses of Growth (Upachaya). The Rising Sign is both Angular and Triangular. Chapter / Lesson XII

CASTING A HOROSCOPE: – information necessary of items concerned with casting a horoscope viz. longitude, latitude, sidereal time, date of birth, time of birth, Indian Standard Time and Local Mean Time – place of birth – how to find out the Rising Sign (Lagna) use of Lahiri’s or Raman’s “Table of Houses” – practical examples. Chapter / Lesson VIII

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Erection of Husband, Wife or Partner Chart. (Navamsa). Table of this chart.

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PLANETARY STRENGTH AND STATES (AVASTHAS): – Exaltation – own house – happy – favourable – powerful unhappy – helpless–in distress–bad– infear–Six Planetary Strengths. Chapter / Lesson XIII - DASA SYSTEM

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The Major and Minor Periods of Planets in the Timing of Events System (Vimshottari Dasha System). How to calculate the balance of Major Periods (Mahadasha) of a planet at birth. Table of SubPeriods. Chapter / Lesson XIV - LUNAR MANSION

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Effects of birth in various Lunar Mansions and yogas. How to find a yoga at birth. Chapter / Lesson XV - RISING - MOON SIGNS

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Effects of Rising Signs and Moon Rising Signs (Janma Rasis). Chapter / Lesson XVI - PLANET IN SIGNS

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Effects of planets in different signs. Chapter / Lesson XVII - PLANET IN HOUSES

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Effects of planets in different houses. Chapter / Lesson XVIII

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EFFECTS DUE TO OWNERSHIP OF VARIOUS HOUSES OF PLANETS: – Death inflicting planets (Maraka).


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Chapter / Lesson XIX

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Auspicious and inauspicious planets for different Rising Signs by virtue of their ownership of various houses. Chapter / Lesson XX

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General effects of lords of houses 1, 2, 3, etc., when positioned in houses 1 to 12. Chapter / Lesson XXI

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THE NORTH NODE (RAHU) AND THE SOUTH NODE (KETHU) – Special characteristics of these shadowy planet`s. When the North Node and the South Node become favourable. Chapter / Lesson XXII, XXIII

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Auspicious and inauspicious combinations of planets in a horoscope (Yogas) and their effects in the judgment of a horoscope. Wealth giving Yogas (Dhana), Poverty giving Yogas (Daridra) and Yogas for wealth, name and fame (Raja-yogas) – 5 Pancha Mahapurush Yogas and their meaning. Chapter / Lesson XXVI

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Results of Major Periods (Dashas) and Minor Periods (Antardashas) of planets. Change in results on account of the Chapter / Lesson XXVII

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The Seven Sub-divisions called Saptamsas Terminology Bhrigu Samhita; World’s oldest astrological record Tables, Forms, Graphs, Maps Book References Presentation of the Hindu Vedic Astrology Computer Program Astro Dynasty Order Forms CHAPTER - 29 / TERMINOLOGY

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CHAPTER - 30 / LAST CHAPTER

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For judgment of a horoscope. Comparative importance of the Rising Sign and the Moon Rising Sign. Natural Significators of a house (Karakas) and the part they play in the judgment of a horoscope. Effect of the strongest planet on the native of the horoscope. Chapter / Lesson XXV

APPENDIX / CHAPTER XXVIII

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JUDGMENT OF HOROSCOPE Judgment of a horoscope–guiding principles Chapter / Lesson XXIV

Introduction to Hindu Vedic Astrology

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Favourable or unfavourable state and placement of planets in a horoscope. The results of Major and Minor Periods according to the Lordships of houses and modification in results according to their state and placement in the horoscope.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Astrology–Planets–Chakras Glandular System Structure of the Spiritual Universe and Planets Solar–Tropical Months Astrological Key, English & Hindu Maps of Lunar Manions and Daily Stations Moon Constellations, The Zodiac North Indian Horoscope North and South Indian Horoscopes Sidereal Wheel

House Order in chart AUM–Lord Ganpathi–Zodiac–Man Table of Gems–Zodiac Signs The Causal Body–Anatomy in the Physical Body and Zodiac Signs 15. Exaltations of planets 16. All planets’ Sign and House Distinctions

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17. Four different Graphs used in India 48 18. Sun Deity 50 Moon Deity 58 Mercury Deity 64 Venus Deity 74 Mars Deity 78 Jupiter Deity 86 Saturn Deity 96 Rahu Deity 104 Kethu Deity 118 19. Navams Table 76 20. Dasa Table at Birth–degrees 91 Dasa Table degrees plus minutes 92 21. Traditional Shodasavarga 212 22. Navamsa Signs and their Lords, Places of Stars for 1983, 235 Interpolation 23. Birth Data Information 238, 239 24. World Map of Time Zones 240 25. US TIME ZONES 241 26. KRISHNAMURTHY BOOKS 247 27. Hindu Vedic Astrology Computer Prog.

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28. Zodiac Map - Nine Temples Pujas in Tamil Nadu

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29. Naadi Palm Leaves Astrology Centre

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30. Mahaganpati

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31. Mahatma Gandhi’s Horoscope

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32. Naadi Reader - Tamil Nadu

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33. Maharishi Agatsya

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34. Naadi Centre - Tambaram 35. Vaastu Shastra & Five Elements

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36. Vaastu Mandalam

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37. Vaastu Purush Form

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38. Birth Horoscope & Vaastu Place

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39. Impact of Zodiac Signs on House

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40. Lord Vishwakarma

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TOPICS FOR LECTURE AND DISCUSSION by ANDERS B. JOHANSSON, PHD

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THE ANATOMY OF THE LOWER AND HIGHER SELF

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RHYTHMS IN THE CHAKRAS

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COLORS AND VARIANCES OF THE HUMAN AURA

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TEACHINGS OF THE MASTERS OF THE FAR EAST

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MASTERS–AND THE PATH THEY FOLLOW

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HOW, WHY WHEN DO WE HAVE A TRANSCENDENTAL EXPERIENCE?

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THE REALITY OF THE SOUL’S INCARNATION IN THE COPPER AGE

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THE HUMAN EARTH GARDENER: A LECTURE ABOUT INDIVIDUAL NUTRITION, DIET AND HEALTH VISIONS OF THE FUTURE

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THE HISTORIC REVIEW OF CALIFORNIA AND ITS FUTURE PREDICTIONS

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THE HISTORIC REVIEW OF UNITED STATES AND ITS FUTURE PREDICTIONS

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EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL PSYCHOLOGY AND ITS ASTROLOGICAL CAUSE

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DIMENSION CHANGES–THE ADVANCED EVOLUTIONS ON STARS AND GALAXIES

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CLEANSING–THE ENERGY BUILDING OF THE MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL BODIES

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THE LAYERS OF THE SELF IN THE CAUSAL AND THE MENTAL BODY

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PHYSICAL AND MENTAL RELAXATION

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THE ESSENCE OF ENERGY IN SPIRITUAL AND MATERIAL MANIFESTATIONS

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A PSYCHIC VIEW OF THE FIRE FLOWING IN THE HUMAN BODY

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ACUPRESSURE AND MASSAGE FOR ENERGY AND HEALTH RESTORATION

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THE INFLUENCE OF THE MOON’S CONSTELLATIONS ON THE BODY, MIND AND SOUL DURING THE SOLAR AND THE LUNAR YEAR

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FOETUS AND THE PLANETARY INFLUENCE OF THE STARS AND THE CONSTELLATIONS

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THE IRIS–THE ORGAN OF A SPIRITUAL RAINBOW AND THE REFLECTOR OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS

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THE EYE, THE WINDOW OF THE SOUL

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THE PHILOSOPHICAL TRINITY IN THE HUMAN NATURE

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MAN, THE HOUSE OF THE INFINITE WORLDS THE EYE AS THE CREATIVE ORGAN OF THE FIVE ELEMENTS AND THE FIVE SENSES

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THE HUMAN FACE–THE DOOR TO PAST LIVES

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MAN, THE MIRROR OF A SOLAR SYSTEM IN AN ATOM

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THE MYSTIC SACRUM–THE KEY TO INNER HEALTH

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THE HYPOTHALAMUS–THE GLANDULAR ORGANS AND THE PLANETARY KEYNOTES IN MAN

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THE ETHEREAL ANATOMY OF THE RADIANT BODY

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HOW TO CULTIVATE WHEAT GRASS AND SPROUTS

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A TOTAL DIET FOR A TOTAL ENLIGHTENMENT

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VISIONS OF THE HUMAN AURA

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THE VENUS CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE THIRD EYE

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THE PSYCHIC CENTERS AND THE ENDOCRINAL GLANDS

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THE INVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION OF THE SOUL–BETWEEN AND UNDER AN INCARNATION IN A BODY

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COSMIC SURGERY AND THE THIRD EYE

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THE BODY CARPET OF ATOMS ON DIFFERENT MATERIAL PLANES

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THE BRIDGE BETWEEN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE LIVES

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THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE RIVER OF LIFE

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THE ANATOMY OF THE SOUL, MIND AND BODY

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THE RETURN OF THE SOUL TO A BODY

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THE SEVEN BODIES AND THE PRINCIPLES OF MAN AS REFLECTIONS OF THE DIVINE MIND AND SPIRITUAL CREATIVITY

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THE DIFFERENT LIFE TREES IN THE HUMAN BODY

THE SEVEN LAWS, THE SEVEN BODIES AND THE SEVEN CHAKRAS IN MAN AND IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM CHAKRAS–THE UNMANIFESTED CENTERS FOR THE SUPER CONSCIOUSNESS

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THE PATH OF THE SOUL INTEGRATING MIND, INTELLECT AND TEMPERAMENT

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THE DIFFERENT BODY TYPES AND THEIR TEMPERAMENTS AND ELEMENTS

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THE RADIANT ENERGY TREATMENT OF MAN

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RESTORING THE HARMONY AND THE COLOR TO CLOUDED AURAS

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THE DIFFERENT STAGES IN THE PROCESS OF REBIRTH, REINCARNATION AND TRANSMUTATION

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THE QUALITIES OF FOUR AND NINETY-SIX ELEMENTS AS THE SOUL EVOLVES WITHIN THE PLANES OF MIND AND MATTER

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METALS AND GEMS IN RELATION TO THE SCIENCE OF HERBOLOGY THE INFLUENCE OF PRECIOUS STONES ON THE HUMAN BODY

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THE SEASONS, THE FOUR ELEMENTS AND THE THREE MODES OF MATTER

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THE DISSOLUTION OF MENTAL BLOCKS AND THEIR CAUSE AND EFFECT PATTERN

THE SEVEN RAYS AND PSYCHOLOGY

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THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO TRIM THE HUMAN TREE THROUGH POLARITY, REFLEXOLOGY, PHYSIOGNOMY AND PALMISTRY

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HERMETIC PHILOSOPHY–HOW TO COMBINE THE CHAKRAS, HORMONES AND THE HIGHER BODIES.

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THE VIEW OF THE SOUL FOR SELF-REALIZATION

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THE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC IN YOUR BODY AND ORGANS

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THE KEY TO INNER AND OUTER HEALTH

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EFFORTLESS EXERCISES FOR THE ETHERIC BODY

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THE REFLEXES OF THE PRIMORDIAL SOUL

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THE BALANCING OF THE MIND, TEMPERAMENT AND PERSONALITY THROUGH EXERCISE EXERCISE AND VISIONARY THINKING EARTH CHANGES–PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE EPOCHS THE SPIRITUAL STAT OF HUMANS–SURVIVAL AND CULTURE CYCLES THE DIVINE RAY OF TIME IN REVELATIONS THE PLANET EARTH IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM HIERARCHY SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT OF THE SOUL WITH THE SECRET RAYS THE FUTURE SOCIETY ON THE AQUARIAN EARTH ENERGY CONSERVATION FOR THE INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY AND THE SOCIETY THE PROPHECIES OF EDGAR CAYCE AND THE FRENCH SEER NOSTRADAMUS SPIRITUAL CULTURES–PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE THE KINGDOM OF THE GODS, THE DOMAIN OF THE HUMANS AND THE ANGELS THE CYCLES AND RHYTHMS OF THE FOUR LOWER BODIES IN AND OUT OF REINCARNATION THE REINCARNATION PHILOSOPHY IN THE HINDU VEDIC CULTURE DISEASE AND HEALTH AND AYURVEDIC SOLUTIONS THE ANATOMY OF THE RADIANT ETHERIC BODY AND THE AURA TOPICS FOR LECTURE AND DISCUSSION HEALING–LIVING WITH THE STARS A NATURE–ORIENTED LIVING WITH HERBS AND BALANCED DIET

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A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO REINCARNATION AND KARMA

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THE COMPLETE FIXED ZODIAC REVEALED

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GEMS AND CRYSTALS AND THEIR APPLICATION

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MARRIAGE ANALYSIS ACCORDING TO ANCIENT INDIAN CUSTOMS

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THE EFFECT OF MARS ON A MARRIAGE

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THE TIMING OF MARRIAGE OR THE DENIAL OF MARRIAGE

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KNOW HOW TO LEAD A SUCCESSFUL LIFE

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YOU’RE LOVE AND YOUR LIFE

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THE TWELVE HOUSES IN THE ZODIAC AND THEIR INTERPRETA-TION

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THE RULING PLANETS AND REMEDIES FOR HEALTH EDUCATION

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BUSINESS INVESTMENTS ACCORDING TO YOUR RISING SIGN

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THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF ASTROLOGY

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PREDICTIVE STELLAR ASTROLOGY

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PARENTS AND CHILDREN ACCORDING TO ASTROLOGY

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TIME–A PRESENTATION OF SCIENCE, ASTROLOGY AND ASTROSOPHY

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PLANETS, HOUSES AND SIGNS IN THE ZODIAC

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THE ASTROLOGER LIVING HIS SCIENCE

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ASTROLOGY AND KARMA

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THE TWELVE HOUSES OF THE ZODIAC AND THEIR LORDS

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AN ANCIENT VIEW OF THE TWELVE PLANETS IN THE ZODIAC

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THE SIGN LORDS, STAR LORDS AND SUB-LORDS DETERMINING FACTORS IN CONSTELLATIONAL ASTROLOGY

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efore we explain what is Astrology or Jyotish we must make it quite clear to the students that astrology is not an art of fortune telling as understood. It is on the other hand as much as an exact science like physics or chemistry. In fact it is a divine science, which has come to us as a gift from the Gods. In the ancient India our sages had developed by their untiring spiritual exercises a divine eye (Divya drishti) by which they could see the movement of planets and their effects on human beings. In those days of the past, astrology was subject which all disciples of a Guru had to learn and it is through this medium of instruction that it has to come down to us. Astrology is a branch of Veda (Vedanga) with the aid of which it is possible to forecast all the past and future events by considering the position of lagna and planets at birth or at the time of putting a query. Astrology has three broad divisions, namely Siddhanta, Samhita and Hora. Siddhanta deals with the astronomical side of the science, Samhita with the world events and Hora with horoscopy of human and animate objects.

SYSTEMS OF PHILOSOPHY

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According to tradition, our sages who with the strength of their spiritual powers were able to have direct contact with our creator Lord Brahma, were initiated by the Lord into this Divine Science. Then the sages propagated these for the benefit of the humanity. What at present we have in our Hindu Astrology we owe entirely to those sages and the principles laid down by them still hold good as they were when they came from the mouths of those sages. It will be worthwhile for those who want to enter this divine field to know the names of those great men who put these principles in writing for the benefit of others. They are Varahmihira, Kalidasa, Varunchi, Vashista, Vyas, Parashara, Venkatesa, Kashyap, Neelkanta, Jaydeva, Ganapathi, Satyacharya,Manitha, Jeeva, Sharma, Bhaskaracharya, Aryabatta and Many others.Vishwakarma - Lord


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of Vishnu, son of Brahma Though when India lost its independence there was a kind of black out of this Divine Science but the science did not die and went on flourishing and we now see today that except those who just for the sake of saying say that astrology is a great bluff, there is hardly anybody who does not (though sometimes not openly) believes in this science and seeks its assistance particularly when he is in distress. It is true that Astrology is a science of tendencies and a fatalistic or deterministic approach to horoscopes and events is not called for. In this connection we may quote the principle of astrology constantly repeated by Prof. Bangalore Venkatraman, the greatest exponent of Hindu Astrology in modern times, and author of many books as well as the Astrological Monthly Magazine. “Those who know astrology can indicate in a way what will take place in future. Who else, except the creator Brahma, can say with certainty what will definitely happen?” We have stated this at length so that the students who are anxious to learn this great and Divine Science, whether as a hobby or for professional purposes should not take it as a joke or fun. They should also be clear that the lessons which will be given by us are not sufficient to make them a great Pandit (Learned) in astrology. These lessons are aimed only to give them a complete grounding in the principles of Hindu astrology and with that strong base (if they make it so with their sincere and serious study of the lessons) they could plunge further into this field and advance their knowledge by study of the classical texts available in the market and by research and practical experience: Astrology is a wide ocean and one can spend his life in studying it and yet he would be far away from the perfect ness but a sincere and serious attention to our lessons will undoubtedly make them able to cast and read a birth chart-the limit of accuracy depending on their intelligence, insight, intuitive capacity, sincerity and lastly the grace of God. We will advise the students that since it will be our effort to make these lessons self-sufficient, they should not, to avoid confusion in their minds during the period they are on the course, study any book on astrology at all except those recommended by us later in this “Introductory Lesson” We also must emphasize that, as Astrology is a divine science

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we must study it with a pious mind and with faith and always start the study after offering prayers to God Ganapathi-the God of Knowledge and after paying homage to your preceptor (Guru). If you have no faith in what you have to learn-your studies will prove fruitless. One should while learning astrology, have faith in it and one who goes to consult an astrologer should go with faith in him. This we must emphasize again and again. In this connection for the benefit of the students we will point out what the Great Varahmihira in his monumental work Brahat Samhita said about the qualities one should possess to become a good astrologer. He said. “The Astrologer should have a good appearance, physique and mental constitution, must be able to explain questions put by others, should worship the Devas, observe fast and penance, should be able to suggest remedies and shanties (this rituals of the six systems of philosophy). Should be thoroughly trained in calculations of the position etc. of planets, Samhita and well-versed with works on astrology……..” We recommend the students to begin with the following books: 1.

RAMAN´S

TABLE OF HOUSES

2.

KRISHNAMURTI´S MAHABALAS ADVANCE EPHEMERIS FOR 2005-2006

3.

LAHIRIS

TABLE OF ASCENDANTS

4.

LAHIRIS

INDIAN EPHEMERIS for current year

These books will be required for casting the horoscope and finding out the position and longitude of planets etc. We will not deal in our lessons with the casting of a horoscope with the help of a Panchang* as our experience has shown that for casting the horoscope, the “Lahiris Ephemeris” and Lahiris “Table of Ascendants” are not only easier but are more scientific and give more accurate results. The Panchanga method is not wrong but no two panchangas are similar and therefore they could lead to errors in casting the horoscopes. Now we give our blessings to our students and we pray to the Lord Ganapathi (Ganesha) that the lessons which they will hereafter have occasion to read and study may bestow them the knowledge they are anxious to gain. Good Luck! *local Hindu almanac


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The Zodiac and the Solar System

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CHAPTER / LESSON II

THE ZODIAC AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM

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e will advise the students to study this lesson very carefully as it will be the proper understanding of the basic facts about the Solar System that would enable them to grasp properly the lessons that will follow.

ZODIAC First we should know what the Zodiac means. Zodiac is a broad belt in the heavens extending about 9 degrees on each side of the ecliptic. Ecliptic is the path of the Sun which (path) passes exactly through the centre of the Zodiac. The Zodiac is an imaginary circle of 360 degrees and our ancient learned divided this circle into twelve equal parts of 30 degrees each. Each equal part of 30 degrees is known as a sign (or a rasi). The Zodiac is called Bhachkara in Sanskrit, and it revolves on its axis once in a day from east to west.

SIGNS OR RASIS Thus we have twelve signs in the Zodiac, namely, Aries (Mesha), Taurus (Vrishabha), Gemini (Mithuna), Cancer (Kataka or Karka), Leo (Simha), Virgo (Kanya), Libra (Thula), Scorpio (Vrischika), Sagittarius (Dhanus or Dhanu), Capricorn (Makara), Aquarius (Kumbha) and Pisces (Meena). As already mentioned above each of these signs has a stretch of 30 degrees in the Zodiac.

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PLANETS The planets which according to astrology have most powerful influence on the earth are nine in number namely Sun (Ravi, Surya) Moon (Chandra) Mars (Mangla or Kuja) Mercury (Budha) Jupiter) Guru or Brahaspati) Venus (Sukra) Saturn (Sani) Rahu and Ketu.


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The last two are called shadow planets (chaya grahas) as they do not have physical or celestial bodies like the other seven planets. Of the two places where the Moon crosses the ecliptic (that is, the path of the Sun). the North point is known as Rahu and the corresponding south point which is exactly 180° away from the former is called Ketu. In spite of the fact that they are not celestial bodies like other planets, they are very sensitive and effective points and it is on account of their powerful influence on the earth, our ancients have ranked them as planets in Hindu astrology. In Western Astrology though some recognition is now being given to Rahu and Ketu, mostly these planets find little importance in their predictive system. On the other hand the western astrologers have given significant place to the newly discovered planets Uranus (also called Herschel) Neptune and Pluto. In Hindu Predictive Astrology, however, we do not generally give any importance to them, because they are at a very great distance from the earth, and very slow moving planets. The view taken is that their influence is more on mundane affairs that is events effecting masses as a whole and not on individuals. We shall therefore, exclude these planets from our lessons, which are mainly intended for beginners. Now to come to the planetary system with which we are concerned, let us mention that each planet exercises his influence on the earth according to his strength, position and dignity etc. in the zodiac at the time of birth of an individual or even in day-to-day affairs. As regards the influence according to power and position of a planet at a particular time, the necessary discussion will be held at the appropriate stage. In this lesson we shall mention only the preliminaries about them.

MOVEMENTS AND MOTIONS OF PLANETS All the planets (Rahu and Ketu excepted) perform the double function of not only revolving on their own axes in a day (from West to East) but also round the Sun. Saturn is the most distant planet from the earth. Jupiter Mars the Sun Venus Mercury and the Moon come next in order of their distance from the terrestrial globe. Thus, we see that the Moon is nearest to the Earth. The velocity of each planet diminishes as its distance from


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the earth increases. We shall now give you an idea of the average motion of the various planets. Students are advised to have this information always at the tip of their tongue as it will prove useful to them when they come to actual working of the motions at the time of preparing a birth chart. It should not, however, be forgotten that motions that would be given here are only average motions. In actual practice the students will find very frequently that on certain days the actual motions are slightly less or more. This is due to the fact that the planets while revolving round the Sun, owing to cosmic influences, become somewhat irregular in their movements. To understand this very clearly a thorough knowledge of astronomy is required which is beyond the scope of our lessons. The Sun moves at the rate of roughly one degree of the zodiac in one day composed of 24 hours and takes 365 days and 6 hours to complete a circuit round the zodiac. The Moon takes the average rate of one hour and 48 minutes to go through a degree of this space, 12-16° a day. Mars moves at the average rate of 45 days for 30 degrees or takes 1½ days per degree. Mercury moves at the average rate of 1½ degrees a day but there is a difference between the movement of Mars and Mercury. Mercury is very close to the Sun and due to solar influence, his movement is very unsteady. He completes the average run in 27 days. He hardly takes a day to move in each degree, but moves on more rapidly for sometime, gets in front of the Sun and then begins to move slowly and goes backwards from the Sun. But in these double motions of backwards and forwards, Mercury never gets away more than 28 degrees from either direction from the Sun. Jupiter is allotted one year in each sign of 30 degrees, but generally it is found that he stays in the sign for a little less than a year. Venus moves at the rate of 1 degree per day. Saturn takes about 2½ years or 30 months to move in a sign of 30 degrees and thus he takes 1 month to move in a degree. Rahu and Ketu who always move in the reverse direction take 18 months to travel through each sign of the zodiac.

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As stated above Rahu and Ketu always move in the reverse direction. In other words they are always in retrograde motion. The Sun and Moon are never retrograde. The remaining planets are direct in their motions but in the course of their journey in the zodiac they are obstructed by certain invisible forces as a result of which they become stationary for a while, get backward movements and again after sometime, they regain their natural courses. This phenomenon of going backwards is called retrogression. It is said that these planets become retrograde when they are at a certain distance from the Sun and when they move away from that distance they become direct. It is also said that actually the planets never move backwards but appear to move in this manner as seen from the earth. As far as we are concerned we should remember that the Sun and the Moon always have direct movement. Rahu and Ketu always move backwards. The other planets have both direct and retrograde movements.

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CHAPTER / LESSON III

PLANETS, SIGNS AND CONSTELLATION ETC.

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n this lesson we take you further and give more information about planets (grahas), signs (rasis) and also knowledge about constellations (nakshatras), yogas, thithi (lunar date) etc. But before we do so it will be useful for the students to have some knowledge of the preliminaries which will be a useful addition to their knowledge. These preliminaries are:

1. RITUS OR SEASONS Amongst the Hindus we have six seasons namely-Vasanta (spring) (these fall in the lunar months of Chaitra and Vaisakha); Greeshma (summer) (Jyestha and Ashada); Varsha (rainy season) (Sravan and Bhadra); Sarad (autumn) (Aswin and Kartika); Hemantha (winter) (Margasira and Pausa); Sisir (winter (Magha and Phalguna).

2. SOLAR MONTHS A Solar month begins from the date the Sun enters a particular sign. As there are twelve rasis there are twelve solar months as follows: 1. The month of Mesha-Aries (April 15 to May 14) 2. The month of Vrishabha-Taurus (May 15 to June 14) 3. The month of Mithuna-Gemini (June 15 to July 14) 4. The month of Kataka-Cancer (July 15 to Aug. 14) 5. The month of Simha-Leo (Aug. 15 to Sep. 14) 6. The month of Kanya-Virgo (Sep. 15 to Oct. 14) 7. The month of Tula-Libra (Oct. 15 to Nov. 14) 8. The month of Vrischika-Scorpio (Nov. 15 to Dec. 14) 9. The month of Dhanus-Sagittarius (Dec. 15 to Jan. 14) 10. The month of Makara-Capricorn (Jan. 15 to Feb. 14)


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11. The month of Kumbha-Aquarius (Feb. 15 to Mar. 14) 12. The month of Meena-Pisces (Mar. 15 to April 14) In the above table the dates of solar months are only approximate. In actual practice the dates may vary in a particular year by a day or two either side. SOLAR MONTHS Entry of a sign into a new Zodiac sign

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Thus the solar month is the period during which the Sun stays in a particular sign (rasi) and the lunar month is the period during which the Moon completes his round of all the twelve signs of the Zodiac. The twelve lunar months are: Chaitra 1 a - March–April Vaisakh 2 b - April–May Jyestha 3 c - May–June Ashada 4 d - June–July Sravana 5 P - July–August Bhadra 6 f - August–September Aswin 7 g - September–October Kartika 8 h - October–November Margshir 9 i - November–December Pausa 10 j - December–January Magha 11 k - January–February Phalguna 12 l - February–March

4. SHUKLA AND KRISHNA PAKHAS AND TITHIS

3. LUNAR MONTHS The lunar months are also twelve in number. The name of each lunar month is given according to the constellation falling on the Full Moon day of the particular month. While the solar month may extend to 30 or 31 days as the Sun takes about a month to traverse a sign (rasi), the lunar month is generally of 27 to 29 days during which the Moon who is the fastest moving planet, travels along all the signs of the Zodiac.

This is a matter of common knowledge that the Moon waxes and wanes. By “waxes” it is meant that the Moon becomes fuller and by “wanes” it is meant the reverse. On the New Moon day we find that the Moon only looks like a thin semi-circular disk. Then every day the semi-circle becomes thicker and bigger until after the 15th day after the New Moon day we have the Moon full of light in a complete circle. This is Full Moon and we call the Full Moon day as Poornima or Poornamasi. Thus from the New Moon day to the Full Moon day, we call the Moon as “Waxing Moon”. After the Full Moon day the Moon starts the reverse process and the circle of light gets smaller and smaller until it completely disappears after 15 days after the Full Moon day. This day is known as Amavasya and the weakening moon during this period is called in astrological terminology as “Waning Moon”. The period of fifteen days from the New Moon day to the Full Moon day is known as Shukla Paksha or the bright


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half of the lunar month and the period of fifteen days to Amavasya is known as Krishna Paksha or the dark half of the lunar month. Thus there are thirty lunar days. These are called Thithis. The New Moon day is the first Thithi and Amavasya is the 30th Thithi. But in common parlance, New Moon day is the first thithi of Sukla Paksha and the 15th Thithi of Sukla Paksha is Poornima. Then instead of calling the 16th lunar day as 16th Thithi we call it the first Thithi of Krishna Paksha and so on until the Amavasya is 15th Thithi of Krishna Paksha. In actual practice the thirty lunar days may be equal to 27 to 29 solar days.

6. SIGNS (RASIS)

5. PLANETS Although in lesson number two we have had an idea of the planets and signs, it will be useful for the students to know their English and Hindi names and the astrological symbols allotted to them. Though we do not propose to use symbols in our coming lessons but is is necessary for the students to get acquainted with them because in many books on astrology frequent use is made of these symbols to save space. Here we may also state that after giving both the English and Hindi names of the planets and signs, in future lessons we will use only the Hindi names which is only appropriate for the study of the Hindu system of astrology. There are nine planets as recognised by Hindu Astrology. They are as follows: English Name Hindi Name Symbol A Sun Ravi or Surya Moon Chandra, Soma E Mars Kuja, Mangal F Mercury Budha or Soumya B Jupiter Guru, Brahaspati K Venus Sukra, Bhrigu C Saturn Sani, Manda L Dragon’s Head Rahu, Thama, Sarpa P Dragon’s Tail Ketu, Sikhi Q (In our future lessons we will, in the above order, use the name of planets as Ravi, Chandra, Kuja, Budha, Guru, Sukra, Sani, Rahu and Ketu).

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As you have already seen there are twelve signs of the Zodiac. Their names etc. are as follows (These rasis are owned by the seven planets, Rahu and Ketu not owning any rasis). English Name

Hindi Name

Shape

Symbol

Lord

a 1. Aries

Mesha

Ram

F

Mars

b 2. Taurus

Vrisshabha

Bull

C

Venus

c 3. Gemini

Mithuna

Twins

B

Mercury

d 4. Cancer

Kataka/Karaka Crab

E

Moon

e 5. Leo

Simha

Lion

A

Sun

f 6. Virgo

Kanya

Virgin

B

Mercury

g 7. Libra

Tula

Balance

C

Venus

h 8. Scorpio

Vrischika

Scorpion

F

Mars

i 9. Sagittarius Dhanus

Man w. Arrow and horse as his hind part

K

Jupiter

j 10. Capricorn Makara

Crocodile

L

Saturn

k11. Aquarius

Kumbha

Waterman

l

Saturn

l12. Pisces

Meena

Fishes

S

Jupiter

(Signs in Hindi are called Rasis. In future lessons we will use the word Rasi for sign and only the Hindi names of Rasis will be used).

7. CONSTELLATIONS (NAKSHATRAS) While there are twelve signs or rasis as explained above, the Zodiac is further marked by 27 constellations or nakshatras. The first constellation Aswini synchronises with first point of Mesha. Each nakshatra measures 13° 20' of arc and consists of four quarters (or padas) of 3° 20' each. These 2,5


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ASTROLOGICAL KEY SIGNS

SIGNS

ARIES-MESHA

LIBRA-THULA

TAURUS-VRISHABHA

SCORPIO-VRISCHIKA

constellations or nakshatras comprise a rasi. The rasis and nakshatras are both reckoned from the same point, namely, the zero degree of the Mesha the first rasi or sign of the Zodiac. Like the rasis the nakshatras are owned by the various planets. Here even Rahu and Ketu have ownership over certain nakshatras. The twentyseven nakshatras and their Lords are given below: (Lunar Mansion) Nakshatra

Lord

(Lunar Mansion) Nakshatra

Lord

GEMINI-MITHUNA

SAGITTARIUS-DHANUS

1. Aswini

Ketu Q

16. Visakha

Guru K

CANCER-KATAKA

CAPRICORN-MAKARA

2. Bharini

Sukra C

17. Anuradha

Shani L

3. Kritika

Ravi A

18. Jyestha

Budha B

LEO-SIMHA

AQUARIUS-KUMBHA

4. Rohini

Chandra E 19. Moola

VIRGO-KANYA

PISCES-MEENA

5. Mrigsira

Kuja F

20. Poorva-Ashada Sukra C

6. Aridra

Rahu P

21. Uttara-Ashada

Ravi A

7. Punarvasu

Guru K

22. Sravan

Chandra E

8. Pushyami

Shani L

23. Dhanista

Kuja F

9. Aslesha

Buddha B 24. Satabhish

PLANETS

PLANETS

SUN-RAVI

SATURN-SHANI

MOON-CHANDRA

RAHU

MERCURY-BUDDHA

C

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VENUS-SUKRA

KETHU

O

MARS-KUJA JUPITER-GURU

URANUS-INDRA NEPTUNE-VARUNA

I

PLUTO-DHARAM RAJ

ASCENDANT OR RISING SIGN = LAGNA

10. Makha

Ketu Q

Ketu Q

Rahu P

25. Poorva-bhadra Guru K

11. Poorva-phalguna Sukra C

26. Uttara-bhadra

Shani L

12. Uttara-phalguna

Ravi A

27. Revti

Buddha B

13. Hasta

Chandra E

14. Chitra

Kuja F

15. Swati

Rahu P

We have already mentioned earlier that one rasi contains 2¼ nakshatras. The longitudinal span of a rasi being 30° and of a nakshatra being 13° 20', the nakshatras are accommodated under the twelve rasis as shown in the following statement.


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(Lunar Mansions) Rasis (Signs) Nakshatras 1. MESHA

2. VRISHABHA

3. MITHUNA

4. KATAKA or KARKA

5. SIMHA

6. KANYA

7. THULA or TULA

8. VRISCHIKA

9. DHANUS

10. MAKARA

11. KUMBHA

12. MEENA

Aswini (1,2,3,4) Bharini (1,2,3,4) Kritika (1) Kritika (2,3,4) Rohini (1,2,3,4) Mrigsira (1,2) Mrigsira (3,4) Aridra (1,2,3,4) Punarvasu (1,2,3,4) Punarvasu (4) Pushyami (1,2,3,4) Aslesha (1,2,3,4) Makha (1,2,3,4) Poorvaphalguni (1,2,3,4) Uttaraphalguni (1) Uttaraphalguni (2,3,4) Hasta (1,2,3,4) Chitra (1,2) Chitra (3,4) Swati (1,2,3,4) Visakha (1,2,3) Visakha (4) Anuradha (1,2,3,4) Jyestha (1,2,3,4)16 Moola (1,2,3,4) Poorvashada (1,2,3,4) Uttarashada (1) Uttarashada (2,3,4) Sravana (1,2,3,4) Dhanista (1,2) Dhanista (3,4) Satabhisha (1,2,3,4) Poorvabhadra (1,2,3) Poorvabhadra (4) Uttarbhadra (1,2,3,4) Revti (1,2,3,4)

Span of Degrees, Min 0° to 13° 20' 13° 20' to 26° 40' 26° 40' to 30° 60' 0° to 10° 00' 10° to 23° 20' 23 20' to 30 00' 0 to 6 40' 6 40' to 20 00' 20 00' to 30 00' 0 to 3 20' 3 20' to 16 40' 16 40' to 30 00' 0 to 13 20' 13 20' to 26 40' 26 40' to 30 00' 0 to 10 00' 10 00 to 23 20' 23 20' to 30 00' 0 to 6 40' 6 40' to 20 00' 20 00' to 30 00' 0 00' to 3 20' 3 20' to 16 40' 40' to 30 00' 0 to 13 20' 13 20' to 26 40' 26 40' to 30 00' 0 to 10 00' 10 00' to 23 20' 23 20' to 30 00' 0 to 6 40' 6 40' to 20 00' 20 00 to 30 00' 0 to 3 20' 3 20' to 16 40' 16 40' to 30 00'

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MAP OF THE MOON’S CONSTELLATIONS OR DAILY STATIONS IN THE MONTHLY ORBIT

FIXED STARS–ASTERISMS OR 28 DAY CYCLE OF THE MOON 1. ASHWINI—0:00 Aries to 13:20 Aries 2. BHARNI—13:21 Aries to 26:40 Aries 3. KRITIKA—26:41 Aries to 10:00 Taurus 4. ROHINI—10:01 Taurus to 23:20 Taurus 5. MRAGA—23:21 Taurus to 6:40 Gemini 6. ARDRA—6:41 Gemini to 20:00 Gemini 7. PUNARVASU—20:01 Gemini to 3:20 Cancer 8. PUSHYA—3:21 Cancer to 16:40 Cancer 9. ASHLESHA—16:41 Cancer to 0:00 Leo 10. MAGHA—0:01 Leo to 13:20 Leo 11. PURVA FALGUNI—13:21 Leo to 26:40 Leo 12. UTTARA FALGUNI—13:21 Leo to 26:40 Leo 13. HASTA—10:01 Virgo to 23:20 Virgo 14. CHITRA—23:21 Virgo to 6:40 Libra

17. ANURADHA—3:21 Scorpio to 16:40 Scorpio 18. JESTHA—16:41 Scorpio to 0:00 Sagittarius 19. MULA—0:01 Sagittarius to 13:20 Sagittarius 20. PURVASHADA—13:21 Sagittarius to 26:40 Sagittarius 21. UTTARASHADA—26.41 Sagittarius to 10:00 Capricorn 22. SHRAVAN—10:01 Capricorn to 23:20 Capricorn 23. DHANISHTA—23:21 Capricorn to 6:40 Aquarius 24. SHATATARAKA—6:41 Aquorius to 20:00 Aquarius 25. P U R VA B H A D R A PA D A — 2 0 : 0 1 Aquarius to 3.20 Pisces

15. SWATI—6:41 Libra to 20:00 Libra

26. U T TA R A B H A D R A PA D A — 3 : 2 1 Pisces to 16:40 Pisces

16. VISHAKA—20:01 Libra to 3:20 Scorpio

27. REVATI—16:41 Pisces to 0:00 Aries.


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MAP OF THE MOON’S CONSTELLATIONS OR DAILY STATIONS IN THE MONTHLY ORBIT Observation recorded on full moon day of Every Month Group of Fixed Stars

Number

Month

Rising

ASHWINI

Stars

3

October

E. Evening

W.

Down

BHARNI

3

E.

late

W.

KRITIKA

7

November

E.

W.

ROHINI

Big Star Red

5

E.

late

W.

MRAGA

Stars

14

December

E.

W.

ARDRA

1

E.

late

W.

PUNARVASU

4

E.

late

W.

PUSHYA

3

January

E.

W.

ASHLESHA

5

E.

late

W.

MAGHA

5

February

E.

late

W.

P. FALGUNI

2

March

E.

W.

U. FALGUNI

Stars

2

March

E. Evening

W.

Down

HASTA

5

April

E.

W.

CHITRA

1

E.

late

W.

Red Colour

1

May

E.

W.

Stars

4

E.

late

W.

4

June

E. Evening

W.

Middle Star Red

3

E.

late

W.

Stars

11

E.

late

W.

P. ASHADA

4

July

E.

W.

U. ASHADA

4

E.

W.

ASTERISMS

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Setting

SHRAVAN

3

August

E.

W.

DHANISHTA

5

E.

W.

SHATATARAKA

1

E.

W.

P. BHADRAPADA

2

W.

U. BHADRAPADA

2

E. Evening

W.

Many

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W.

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The figures 1, 2, 3 or 4 within brackets against the names of nakshatras are the padas viz. 1 is first pada, 2 is 2nd pada and so on. It will be seen that some nakshatras have all their four padas within a rasi while to others have only one, two or three padas and the remaining ones falling under the next rasi. The significance and use of these dispositions will be clear to the students when they come to a more mature stage in their lessons but just to give them some idea in this regard we shall give one or two examples. It will be seen that under Mesha there are four padas of Aswini, four padas of Bharini and one pada of Kritika. Now it the longitude of the Moon or the Sun or any other planet is Mesha 15° 20', it will fall in 1st pada of Bharini which extends from 13° 20' to 16° 40'. If the longitude of the planet were Vrischika 3° 45' it will fall under the first pada of Anuradha which extends from 3° 20' to 6° 40'. The position on respect of the first example will be that Mesha being the rasi, the rasi lord will be Kuja or Mangal and the nakshatras being Bharini, and the nakshatras lord will be Sukra. In the second example, the rasi being Vrischika the rasi lord will be Kuja and nakshatras being Visakha, the nakshatra lord will be Guru. Thus within one rasi there will be influence of two planets, namely of the rasi lord as well as of the nakshatras lord. The effect of these influences will be dealt with when we reach the stage of judging a nativity (nativity means birth chart of a native or individual).

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CHAPTER / LESSON IV

NATURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF RASIS

I

n this lesson it would be our effort to acquaint you with detailed information in regard to the rasis but before we do so, it would be useful for the students to know what a birth chart, horoscope or Janma Kundli looks like and how these rasis fit in the structure of the Janma Kundli. As we propose to confine ourselves in these lessons to the Hindu System of Astrology we give you below the form of the horoscope in South India and in North India. These very forms are adopted in other parts of the country with slight modifications. Example of North Indian Chart: CHART RULER

ASC NAKSHATRA

2

TATTVA 12

3 11 1 4

10 7

5

9 6

CYCLES OF TIME ACC. TO MOON’S POSITION

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IN

HOUSE

IN THE SIDEREAL BIRTH CHART. MOON:

"

SECOND

"

"

DASA

"

THIRD

"

"

"

FOURTH

"

"

BHUKTI

ANTRA

LORD OF 1ST IS

"

FIFTH

"

"

"

SIXTH

"

"

"

SEVENTH

"

"

"

EIGHT

"

"

"

NINE

"

"

"

TEN

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ELEVENTH

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I. FORM OF HOROSCOPE USED IN SOUTH INDIA Sign Zodiac SIDEREAL HOROSCOPE FIXED ZODIAC

II. FORM OF HOROSCOPE FOLLOWED IN NORTH INDIA House Zodiac

The difference in the two forms is that while in Form I the rasis will always be at the locations (houses) as shown in the form. If the rising sign or Lagna is Mesha, the house containing the Mesha rasi in the form will become the Lagna (Ascendant) and also the first house. Then in clockwise direction we will have the subsequent houses. If the Lagna falls say in Dhanus rasi, the house containing Dhanus rasi will become the Lagna and the first house and the subsequent house will be counted in the clockwise manner from that house. In Form II that is the one followed in North India the house marked I (First) will always be the Lagna whatever be the rising

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sign., For example, the rising sign is Thula or in other words the Lagna falls in Thula rasi, we will put the Lagna in the first house. Thereafter, we move in anti-clockwise direction and the second house will be in Vrischika rasi, the third in Dhanus rasi and so on. If the rising sign is Simha then the Lagna is Simha rasi will be the first house. The second house will be in Kanya rasi and the third in Thula and so on. Another difference is that in the form used in South India the number of the rasi is not written in the chart and one has to remember the place reserved for Mesha and other rasis would always remain the same. In the form used in north India we show the Lagna by putting the rising sign in the first house and the eleven signs subsequent to rising sign in the other eleven houses. Example I

Example II

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Now we come to the characteristics of the Rasis. Although it would take some more space we will give the various characteristics in tabular form wherever possible and in descriptive forms where they cannot be easily tabulated. Moveable Signs (Chara)

Fixed Signs (Sthir)

1. Mesha

a

2. Vrishabha

4. Kataka

d

5. Simha

g 10. Makara j 7. Thula

Dual Signs (Dwiswabhava)

h

P

b 11. Kumbha k 8. Vrischika

3. Mithuna 6. Kanya

c f

i 12. Meena l 9. Dhanus

(The Moveable signs are also called Dhatu or Mineral, the fixed signs Moola or Root and the dual ones as Jeeva or Living.) Earthly Airy Â? Watery (Prithwi Tatwa) (Vayu Tatwa) (Fal Tatwa) 2. Vrishabha h 3. Mithuna c 4. Kataka d 6. Kanya f 7. Thula g 8. Vrischika b 9. Dhanus i10. Makara j 11. Kumbha k 12. Meena l

Fiery (Agni Tatwa) 1. Mesha a 5. Simha P

In Example I, according to form I given previously the rising sign is Dhanus. If we move clockwise the second house will fall in Makara, the third in Kumbha and ultimately the twelfth house will fall in Vrischika. In example II, we have indicated the number of the sign or rasi that has risen. In other words we have indicated the rasi of the Lagna (or Ascendant) No. 7 means Thula rasi. So the Lagna is hula and moving in the anti-clockwise order. We will have the second house in Vrischika, the third in Dhanus and ultimately the 12th in Kanya rasi. In this form all the houses are marked by the numbers of their rasis. Students will do well to remember the detailed description given above of the two forms of charts because at present most of the books on Hindu System of Astrology in English available in the market use the South India forms of the horoscope while those in Hindi use the North India form.

Pristhodaya (Rising from hind parts) 1. Mesha a 2. Vrishabha b 4. Kataka d 9. Dhanus i 10. Makara j

Sirshodaya (Rising with their heads) 5. Simha P 6. Kanya f 7. Thula g 8. Vrischika h

Ubhayodaya (Rising both ways) 3. Mithuna c 12. Meena l

11. Kumbha k

All Sirshodaya signs are called diurnal signs (they are said to be powerful during the day births). All Pristhodaya signs and Mithuna are called Nocturnal signs (they are said to be powerful during the night). Meena is a twilight sign. All odd signs viz. Mesha, Mithuna, Simha, Thula, Dhanus and Kumbha are male signs. They are also called cruel or fierce signs. All even signs viz. Vrishabha, Kataka, Kanya, Vrischika, Makara and Meena are called female signs. They are treated as gentle or saumya.


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The various signs represent the eight directions as fallows. Mesha and Vrishabha East, Mithuna Southeast, Kataka and Simha South, Kanya Southeast, Thula and Vrischika West. Dhanus Northwest, Makara and Kumbha North and Meena Northeast. Kataka, Vrischika and Meena are Brahmins, Mesha, Simha and Dhanus are Kshatriyas, Mithuna, Thula and Kumbha are Vaisyas and Vrishabha, Kanya and Makara are Sudras. a b

Rasi Colour 1. Mesha Red 2. Vrishabha White

c d

3. Mithuna 4. Kataka

Green Pink

P f

5. Simha 6. Kanya

Brown Grey

Thula Vrischika Dhanus Makara

Variegated Black Golden Yellow

Stature Short Curved or crooked body Long Long

Abodes Forest Field Meadow

Bed chamber Pond or pit with water Medium Mountain cave Medium Land with water and vegetation Medium Market Place Medium Hole Long Battlefield Long Forest with plenty of water Curved or Place frequented Crooked body by potters

g h i j

7. 8. 9. 10.

k

11. Kumbha

Variegated

l

12. Meena

Deep Brown Short

Water

Vrishabha, Simha, the latter half of Dhanus and the first half of Makara are called Quadruped (four legged or Chatuspad) siangs. Mithuna, Kanya, Thula, the first half of Dhanus and Kumbha are said to be Human signs. Kataka, Vrischika and Meena are Keeta (reptile) signs. (In actual practice only Vrischika is generally treated as a Keeta sign). By now we hope that the students have got an idea of the zodiac and the various signs of the zodiac. This zodiac is represented for astrological purposes in the form of birth chart or horoscope. The whole zodiac consisting of the twelve signs represents the body of the Supreme whom for astrological purposes we call the

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Kalaprusha. The twelve signs according to Brahat Parasara Hora stand for head (Mesha), face and throat (Vrishabha), neck and arms (Mithuna), Heart (kataka), stomach (Simha), waist (Kanya), Navel (Thula), private parts (Vrischika), thighs (Dhanus), legs (Makara), ankle (Kumbha) and feet (Meena). Here while considering the limbs of Kalaprusha one more thing is to be remembered. Mesha is the first sign of the Zodiac. Therefore, in the natural Zodiac or natural Horoscope Mesha is the Lagna and is, therefore, the first limb of the Kalaprusha. But what actually happens is that at the time of birth of the child any of the twelve signs may rise and that rising sign will become Lagna.This rising sign will then be treated as the first limb of the native and the succeeding signs will represent the other limbs in the order given in the previous paragraph. For example, if the Lagna is Thula, Thula will then represent the head of the native and the 12th sign from Thula viz. Kanya will represent the feet of the native.

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THE PLANETS AND THEIR NATURAL CHARACTERISTICS

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s we have already stated earlier in our lessons that in the Hindu System of Astrology we are concerned only with nine planets viz. Ravi, Chandra, Kuja, Budha, Guru, Sukra, Sani, Rahu and Ketu. All these planets have their natural characteristics or (Karkatatwas) which have to be carefully taken into account at the time of the study of the birth chart or Janma Kundli.

SEX Ravi, Kuja and Guru are males, Chandra, Sukra and Rahu are females and Budha, Sani and Ketu are eunuchs.

CASTE Guru and Sukra are Brahmins, Ravi and Chandra Kshatriyas, Chandra Vaisya, Budha mixed caste (some are of the view that Chandra is Kshatriyas and Budha Vaisya), Sani Sudra and Rahu, Ketu are outcastes (Chandals).

NATURE

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Guru, Sukra and waxing Moon are natural benefics (Subhas). Mercury when alone or with the above natural benefic planets becomes natural benefic. If he is associated with a malefic planet he becomes a malefic. Ravi, the Waxing Moon, Sani, Rahu and Ketu are natural malefics. Some authorities are of the view, which we share, that Ravi who gives light and life to the universe cannot be a malefic. Being hot and dry Ravi should be treated as a cruel (Krura) planet. In the western system of astrology Ravi is treated as a natural benefic. As regards Chandra he is treated as waxing from the 8th day of Sukla Paksha (the bright half) up to the 8th day of Krishna Paksha (the dark half of lunar month). On the other days he is treated as waning.


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QUALITIES Ravi, Chandra and Guru are of Satwik (pure or good) nature, Budha and Sukra are of Rajas (active, emotional, passionate) nature and the rest, Namely, Kuja, Sani, Rahu and Ketu are of Tamas (dark, ignorant) nature.

DIRECTIONS The Sun rules over East, Chandra North-west, Kuja South, Budha North, Guru North-east, Sukra South-east, Sani West and Rahu South-west. (Ketu has the same direction to rule as Rahu).

COLOURS Ravi A

Rules of the Signs

Order of the Houses

Dark Red

Chandra

E

White

Kuja

F

Deep Red

Budha

B

Green

Guru

K

Golden

Sukra

C

Blue

Sani

L

Blue or Jet Black Agat

Rahu

P

Dark honey coloured (some assign the same colour to Rahu as to Sani)

Ketu

Q

Brown Cats Eye

NOTE In the previous lesson we have mentioned the colour of the rasis. Though colours are assigned to the rasis, they are influenced by the colour of the planets they are associated with. For example, the colour of Simha is said to be brown but if Ravi is posited in Simha rasi, the rasi will take the colour of Ravi.

HUMOURS Ravi and Kuja have Pitta (fire) or bile as the chief humour of their body, Chandra and Sukra Vata and Kapha or wind and phlegm, Guru Kapha, Sani Vata or wind, Budha a mixture of all homours. Rahu acts like Sani and Ketu as Kuja in this respect. Ravi

A

Rules over bile, heart, brain head, eye and bone


Aqumarine Sapphire Amethyst Onyx

Rock Crystal Rock Crystal Jacinth Beryl

Jet Chrysoprase Chrysoprase Chrysolite

Amethyst

Topas

Hyacinth

Red Turmaline Hyacinth Amethyst Beryl Agate

Chrysolite

Chrysolite

Beryl

Olivine Peridot Jade Emerald

Jasper Jasper Sardonyx

Calcedony

Brazilian Topas Topas

Calcedony Emerald

Sardius Sardius

12.

11.

10.

9.

8.

7.

Ravi´s precious stone is manikya or Star (ruby), Chandra´s pearl or moti, Kuja´s coral or moonga, Budha´s emerald or panna, Guru’s Pusyaraga or Pukhraj or Golden (Topaz), Sukra´s Diamond or heera, Sani´s neelam or Star Sapphire, Rahu´s Aquamarine (gomed), Ketu¨s vaiduraya or cat’s eye. Ravi´s metal is copper, Chandra´s bell brass, Kuja´s copper Budha´s lead, Guru’s gold, Sukra´s silver and Sani´s iron or steel, Rahu´s metal is lead. Ravi´s taste is pungent, Chandra´s (NaCl) saltish, Kuja´s (sulphur) bitter Budha´s mixed, Guru’s sugar sweet, Sukra´s phosphor sour, Sani´s hydrogen astringent.

6.

GEMS METALS AND TASTES

5.

Sukra rules over Vasant Ritu, Ravi and Kuja over Grishma (Summer). Chandra over Varsha. Budha over Sarad (Autumn) Guru over Hemanta (Beginning of Winter) and Sani over Sisir (Winter).

Pearl Moonstone Sardonyx

SEASONS

4.

While the scope of our lessons will not cover the very wide and complicated subject of “Medical Astrology” on which many learned have published separate books, we have given this information here to enable the students to have an idea what parts of the body and what kinds of troubles those parts will suffer, if the planets controlling planets are afflicted. (The word “affliction” means “adverse effect”)

Chalcedony

Feet, wind, acids, knees and marrow.

Emerald

L

3.

Sani

Carnelian

Ovaries, eyes, generative system, water, semen and phlegm.

Carnelian

C

Sapphire

Sukra

Topas

Phlegm, blood, thights, kidneys, flesh and fat and arterial system.

2.

K

Sard

Guru

Sard

Abdomen, tongue, lungs, bowels, nerve centre bile and muscular tissues.

Jasper

B

Sardius

Budha

Aries Mars Taurus Venus Gemini Mercury Cancer Moon Leo Sun Virgo Mercury Libra Venus Scorpio Mars Sagittarius Jupiter Capricorn Saturn Aquarius Saturn Pisces Jupiter

Bile, ears, nose, forehead, sinews, fibre and muscular tissues.

1.

F

Precious Stones

Kuja

Classical Mythology

Breast, saliva, womb, water, blood and lymphatic and glandular systems.

Apocalypse St. John

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Chandra

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AGES OF PLANETS Ravi represents a person aged 50 years, the Moon one of 70 years, Kuja one of 16 years, Budha one of 20 years, Guru one of 30 years, Sukra one of 16 years, Sani and Rahu one of 80 to 100 years. Ketu is similar to Rahu. We are giving this as a matter of general information, but probably this will not be of much use later in our lessons.

THE PRESIDING DEITIES OF THE PLANETS Ravi

A

Rudra or Siva

Chandra

E

The Divine Mother Parvarti

Kuja

F

Karti-Keya (Shri Ganapati) (Ganesha)

Buddha

B

Vishnu

Guru

K

Brahmava

Sukra

C

Lakshmi (Goddess of Fortune)

Shani

L

Lord of time and staar

Rahu

P

Karti-Keya (Some say that Rahu is a worshipper of Durga)

Q Brahman Ketu The intention of giving this information that when a native suffers on account of the affliction of a particular planet or during his Mahadasha or antardasha, he should worship the deity concerned to get relief from his troubles and difficulties.

DHATUS OR PHYSICAL CONSTITUENTS GOVERNED BY VARIOUS PLANETS Ravi

A

Bones

Chandra

E

Blood

Kuja

F

Marrow

Budha

B

Skin

Guru

K

Fat

Sukra

C

Semen

Sani

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ELEMENTS (TATWAS) There are five elements constituting the entire universe namely: Prithvi Earth Tejas Fire Jala (Apas) Water Vayu Air (Wind) Akasha Ether Ravi and Kuja own Fire; Chandra and Sukra Water: Budha Earth, Guru ether and Sani Air (Wind).

PLANETARY CABINET Ravi and Chandra are the Royal couple, Kuja the Commander in-Chief, Budha the crown Prince (Yuvaraj), Guru and Sukra the ministers, Sani the servant (and so are Rahu and Ketu).

SENSES Ravi and Kuja govern form (Eye sight) Chandra and Sukra taste (Tongue): Budha smell (Nose) Guru sound (Ear): Sani, Rahu and Ketu touch (Skin).

ASPECTS OF THE PLANETS (While we are giving all possible general information about planets to make our lessons as self sufficient as possible, we are pointing out at appropriate places what is of significance and importance for the purpose of our course. It may please be noted that the principles regarding aspects are of a very great importance for the judgment of horoscopes and should, therefore, receive very careful attention of the students). The planets have four kinds of aspects. In other words, they look at certain houses or planets posited therein in this manner. The mode of looking at the 3rd and 10th house from one occupied by the planet is termed as ¼ aspect, looking at 5th and 9th is ½ aspect: looking at 4th and 8th house is ¾ aspect; looking at 7th or the opposite house is treated as full aspect. For the judgment of horoscopes only full aspects are taken into account. All the planets aspects the 7th house from the house in which they are posited. Kuja has full aspect to the seventh house as well as his aspects to the 4th and 8th houses from him are considered full that is as powerful as the 7th aspect. Similarly in the case of Guru the aspect to the 5th and 9th houses from him and in the case of Sani

EXALTATION SURYA

(SUN) Is exalted in Mesha

CHANDRA KUJA

(MOON)

(MARS)

BUDHA

(MERCURY)

(Aries)

" Vrishabha " Makara " Kanya

(Taurus)

(Capricom) (Virgo)

GURU (JUPITER)

" Kataka (Cancer)

SUKRA

" Meena (Pisces)

SANI

(VENUS)

(SATURN)

" Tula

(Libra)

RAHU

(NORTH NODE)

" Vrishabha

(Taurus)

KETU

(SOUTH NODE)

" Vrischika

(Scorpio)

his aspects to the 3rd and the 10th houses from him are considered as powerful as the aspect to the 7th house. Some are of the opinion that Rahu and Ketu also have special 5th and 9th aspects, but we are of the view that they aspect only the 7th house from them.


Aries Pluto

Uranus has a co-rulership with Saturn, Neptune with Jupiter and Pluto with Mars.

10th

11th Aquarius

Capricorn 6th

7th Libra

Virgo 4th

5th Leo

Cancer Pisces Neptune

1st

Leo 8th Scorpio 11th

11th

Aquarius

Aquarius

Uranus

Libra 10th Capricorn Saturn

12th Pisces

12th

2nd 5th

4th Cancer 7th

Virgo

6th

Aries

Taurus

1st

10th 3rd 4th

Gemini

2nd

1st

7th

Virgo 8th

Capricorn

4th

6th

12th Pisces 9th

12th

7th

8th Scorpio

Libra 11th

10th

Sign of Fall House of Detrim.

Cancer

Cancer 9th Sagittarius

It will be seen in the above table that in the case of all the planets except Chandra one of their signs is their Moola-trikona rasi also. So in order to differentiate what is Swa-chetra and Moolatrikona Kshetra the folowing principles have to be followed. For Ravi the initial 20° portion of Simha is his Moola-trikona and the remaining 10° is his Swa-kshetra. For Chandra the first 3 degrees of Vrishabha constitute his exaltation portion and the

Jupiter

Vrischika Vrishabha b (same remarks as against Rahu)

Taurus

8th

Scorpio

9. Ketu Q

Libra

Vrischikah acc. to someDhanus i

Aries

Vrishabha b acc. to someMithuna c

10th

Capricorn

1st

8. Rahu P

7th

Mesha a

Aries

Thula g

Libra

Makara j Kumbha k & Kumbha k

Mars

7. Sani L

Scorpio

Kanya f

12th

Meena l

Pisces

Thula g

2nd

Vrishabha c and Thula g

Taurus

6. Sukra C

Venus

Makara j

Sagittarius

Kataka d

Pisces

Dhanus i

6th

Dhanus i

Virgo

5. Guru K

3rd

Meena l

6th

Kanya f

Gemini

Mithuna c Kanya f and Kanya f

Virgo

4. Budha B

Mercury

Kataka d

Capricorn

Makara j

Aquarius

Mesha a Mesha a & Vrischika h

2nd

3. Kuja F

1st

Vrishabha b Vrischika h

Taurus

Vrishabha b

Aries

Kataka d

4th

2. Chandra E

5th

Mesha a

Cancer

Simha e

Leo

Simha e

Moon

Thula g

1. Ravi A

Sun

RASI OF FALL

Sign of Detriment

RASI OF EXALT.

Exaltation House

MOOL-TRIKONA RASI

Exaltation Sign

RASI OWNED BY HIM

ALL PLANETS' SIGN AND HOUSE DISTINCTIONS

PLANET

House of Fall

PLANETS, THEIR HOUSES, THEIR EXALTATION AND DEBILITATION If a planet is posited in his own rasi, he is said to be in his own house or Swa-chetra. If he is in the sign of exaltation, he is exalted (uccha), and in debilitation (neecha). Between Swachetra and exaltation there is another point of strength for a planet. He achieves that strength when he is in his Moolatrikona sign. The following table gives the information mentioned above in a clear form:

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remaining 27 degrees as his Moola-trikona. For Kuja the first 12° portion of Mesha is his Moola-trikona and the rest his Swakshetra. For Budha the first half i.e., up to 15° is his exaltation portion and 16°–20° portion is his Moola-trikona and the rest is Swakshetra. For Guru first 5° degree portion of Dhanus is his Moola-trikona and the rest is Swakshetra. For Sukra the first 20° portion of Thula is his Moola-trikona and the rest is Swakshetra. For Sani the first 20° portion is his Moola-Trikona and the rest is Swakshetra. For Kuja the whole of Vrischika, for Budha the whole of Mithuna, for Guru the whole of Meena, for Sukra the whole of Vrishabha and for Sani the whole of Makara are also Swakshetras. These rasis are the negative rasis of these planets. In their negative signs the planets are less assertive and active as they are in their positive signs–viz. those signs in which they have their Moola-trikonas. In the table above we have given the exaltation rasis of the various planets. But the planets at times are at their highest exaltation points. For Ravi the highest exaltation (Paramucha) is point 10° of Mesha, for Chandra 3° of Vrishabha, for Kuja 28° of Makara for Budha 15° of Kanya, for Guru 5° of Kataka, for Sukrya 27° of Meena and for Sani 20° of Thula. 10° of Thula, 3° of Vrischika, 28° of Kataka, 15° of Meena, 5° of Makara, 27° of Kanya, 20° of Mesha are respectively the lowest debilitation (Param neecha) points of these planets. Similarly the opposite sign of a planet in exaltation is the sign of his debilitation. This can be seen in the table given above.

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FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT PLANETS, PLANETARY LIMBS, SHAPE AND STATURE Planets

Limbs

Shape

Stature

Ravi

Head

Quadrangular

Normal height

Face

Circular

Short

Chest

Damaru (Drum

Short

A

Chandra Kuja

E

F

like shape) Budha

B Guru K Sukra C

Hips

Triangular

Tall

Belly

Ecliptical

Tall

Pelvis &

Octogonal

Normal height

Thighs

Window

Short

Two hands/

A line

Tall

Two legs/

A line

Tall

sexual organs Shani

L Rahu P Ketu Q

Note: In preparing lockets, rings etc., the shape of one's favourable planet will be propitious (that is, it will appease the planet more effectively).

PLANETARY BODIES Budha, Guru and Sukra are bipeds (two legged) Ravi, Kuja, and Shani are quadrupeds (four legged), Chandra and Rahu are centipeds (without legs).

PLANETARY PERIODS Shani and Rahu have one year, Ravi six months (ayana), Budha two months, Guru one month, Sukra fifteen days, Kuja one day and Chandra forty-eight minutes.


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(This information is not so useful in horoscopy as in the judgment of Prasna kundlis). It may also be added to make this information complet that Chandra, Kuja, Sani, Rahu are Dhatu (mineral) planets. Ravi and Sukra are Moola (vegetable) planets. Budha and Guru are Jeeva planets. It will also be useful for the students to know that Ravi represents heat, light and physical evolution. It is a planet of vitality. Chandra denotes humours and mental evolution. Chandra is called Manas Karaka. Kuja denotes physical force and passion. Budha represents speed and mathematical propertions. Guru is a planet of expansion. Guru gives intellectual evolution, universal harmony and knowledge. Sukra controls space, electricity and emotion. Sani rules over time and life principles. It is also very often called a planet of restriction and obstruction. Sani delays the fruits of labour but does not deny them. Sani makes people work hard to achieve their ambitions. Rahu and Ketu denote destructive forces such as dissolution and disintegration. Rahu has more of these qualities. He is also said to be a deceptive planet. Ketu while a great malefic is also called Moksha karaka. Ketu is also Gyan karaka and gives salvation to the soul.

GURU K Liver complaints, phelgmatic diseases, ear trouble, fatal disease of cancer, jaundice.

DISEASES CAUSED BY PLANETS RAVI A

Ravi and other planets are called Karakas or significators of certain relatives. Ravi is Karaka for father, Chandra for mother, Kuja for younger brothers and sisters, Budha for maternal uncle, Guru for children and elder brother, Sukra for wife or husband and Sani for servant. Rahu stands for maternal and Ketu for paternal grandfather. Budha also represents the adopted son. There are authorities who say that for day birth Ravi represents father and Sukra mother. For night birth Sani becomes father and Chandra mother. While the students are free to form their own opinion in this respect, when they go in for advanced and deeper study of the subject, we on the basis of our several years of experience that whether the birth is in a day or at night, we should treat Ravi as representing father and Chandra as mother. We do not find any logic in making their significators of father and mother to Sani and Sukra who by their natural characteristics are not at all suited to fulfil these responsible roles.

Fever dominated by liver and heat, eye diseases, dental trouble, neuralgia (nervous pain).

CHANDRA E Sleeping disease, drowsiness, diseases of lungs (asthma and consumption), diarrhoea, lunacy, phlegmatic complaints, tastelessness, debility, digestive disorders, jaundice, impurity of blood, infantile troubles, danger from water, cholera and other watery diseases. KUJA F Bilious fever, injury in the narrow of the bone, heat troubles, smallpox ulcers, blood pressure. BUDHA B Nervous disorders, diseases of the brain, epilepsy, skin diseases, anaemia.

SUKRA C Anaemia, bilious complaints, diseases caused by loss of semen, venereal diseases, urinary diseases and those of the sexual organs. SANI L Windy and phlegmatic complaints, belly-ache, paralysis, rheumatism, dyspepsia, bodily deformity cerebral disorders. Sani tends to make the diseases chronic. RAHU AND KETU P Q Epidemics, hysteria, diseases caused by eating poisonous things, epilepsy, carbuncle, cancer, dropsy, eczema and other skin diseases like leucoderma and leprosy. These two planets are cause of some diseases which are difficult to diagnose. They also give sudden attacks of diseases. Ketu is known to have caused heart attacks also. Here we should also remember that Rahu is like Sani and Ketu is like Kuja. While Rahu is a cold planet, Ketu is hot like Kuja.

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A GENERAL "KNOW HOW" OF PLANETS RAVI A Has a square body, pink eyes, sparse hair both on the head and body. He has no permanent residence, is lazy, has attractive and dominating appearance and speech. He is grave and wrathful. CHANDRA E Has a corpulent body (fat body), is young as well as old, is white in complexion, has lovely eyes, black and thin hair, has tender speech and mild temper. She is proficient in politics and is intelligent. KUJA F He has a slender waist, curly and shining hair, fierce red eyes, cruel nature, is fickle minded. He has a generous heart. He is experet in striking hard and bears marks of burning and weapons. He is well disciplined and brave. He is also passionate and aggressive. BUDHA B He bears a green tint, is full of veins, is pleasant in speech, is fond of fun. He has red and long eyes. He governs skin. He is wellversed in politics and has lots of information on various topics. He has even limbs. He is learned. GURU K He has golden complexion, brown eyes and hair. He has a corpulent and tall body. He is very wise and learned and has noble qualities. He is very eloquent and also governs wealth and knowledge (particularly of higher type). He has a loud and heavy voice. He is adept in politics. We very often call him Dhana karaka and Rajya Kripa karaka. He is the preceptor of Gods (Devas). SUKRA C He has black curly hair, huge body, wheaty complexion. He has amiable and attractive personality, broad eyes and plenty of virility (sexual virality). He is henpecked and is given to fraud. He is the preceptor of demons (asuras). SHANI K His is dark, lame, lazy, wth sunken eyes, lean body, prominent veins, thick nails and protruding teeth. His hair is coarse and thick. He is dirty, angry, dreadful, full of wrinkles, clad in black clothes,

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foolish and a tale bearer. His hands and feet are very long. He is merciless and melancholic (depressive nature).

FRIENDSHIP AND ENMITY AMONGST PLANETS Planets

Friends

Enemies

Neutrals

1. Ravi A

Chandra, Kuja and Guru

Sukra and Sani

Budha

2. Chandra E

Ravi and Budha

Nil

The rest

3. Kuja F

Ravi, Chandra and Guru

Budha

Sukra and Sani

4. Budha B

Ravi and Sukra

Chandra

Kuja, Guru and Sani

5. Guru K

Ravi, Chandra and Kuja

Budha and Sukra

Sani

6. Sukra C

Budha and Sani

Ravi and Chandra

Kuja and Guru

7. Sani L

Budha and Sukra

Ravi, Chandra and Kuja

Guru

8. Rahu P

Budha, Sani and Sukra

Ravi, Chandra and Guru

Kuja

It will be significant to note in the above table that Chandra has no enemy and Guru is not enemy of any planet. Apart from the permanent friendship and enmity amongst the planets, we also take into account the temporal (or Tatkalik) enmity and friendship amongst the planets as posited in a particular horoscope. Planets posited in the second, third and fourth, and twelfth, eleventh and tenth houses from a particular planet are his temporary friends. The planets posited in the first, fifth, sixth, seventh, eight and ninth houses from him become his temporary enemies. After taking into account the natural and relationships, we come to know what their actual relationship is in a particular horoscope. This is done in the following manner: 1. Permanent Friend + Temporary Friend = Best Friend (Naisargika Mitra) (Tatkalik Mitra) (Adhi Mitra) 2. Permanent Friend + Temporary Enemy = Neutral (Naisargika Mitra) (Tatkalik Satru) (Sama)


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3. Permanent Enemy (Naisargika Satru) 4. Permanent Enemy (Naisargika Satru) 5. Permanent Neutral (Naisargika Sama) 6. Permanent Neutral (Tatkalik Sama)

+ Temporary Enemy (Tatkalik Satru) + Temporary Friend (Tatkalik Mitra) + Temporary Friend (Tatkalik Mitra) + Temporary Enemy (Tatkalik Satru)

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= Bitter Enemy (Adhi Satru) = Neutral (Sama) = Friend (Mitra) = Enemy (Satru)

For the guidance of the students we shall explain this by an illustrative horoscope.

FOR RAVI

NORTH INDIAN FORM

MODERN, CONTEMPORARY FORM

(Please note the Lagna is Mesha the first sign of the Zodiac. The numer (1) shown in the second example horoscope which is the same as the first except in form signifies Mesha rasi and number (2) as Vrishabha and so on. Students should by now be expected to remember the various rasis by their serial numbers.) For want of space it will not be possible for us to give the natural and temporal and then the combined relationship of all the planets but we will for the sake of guidance give illustrations of one planet viz. Ravi.

Budha is permanent neutral and being in the first house (i.e,. in the same house) with him, he is his temporal enemy. So Budha being a permanent neutral and temporal enemy becomes his enemy (Satru). Sukra is Ravi's permanent enemy. He is also his temporal enemy. Therefore, he becomes his bitter enemy. (Adhi Satru) Chandra is Ravi's permanent friend and being in the third house from him becomes his temporal friend also. He has, therefore, become Ravi's best friend (Adhi Mitra). Guru is Ravi's permanent friend and being in the fourth house from him becomes his temporal friend also. He thus is his best friend (Adhi Mitra). Kuja is a permanent friend of Ravi and like Guru he is also his temporal friend. So he also becomes his best friend (Adhi Mitra). Ketu & Rahu : These two planets are not taken into account for this purpose. Shani is a permanent enemy of Ravi and being in the ninth house from him he becomes his temporal enemy also. Sani is thus a bitter enemy (Adhi Satru) in this chart. In this manner we can work out for all planets and tabulate them. The table so prepared is called Panchadha Maitrichakra. While permanent relationships amongst planets is generally given more weight, the relationship formed in a particular chart by the position of planets is also to be considered while judging the


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horoscope particularly at the time of Mahadasha of one planet and the antardasha of the other. What Mahadasha (major period) and antardasha (minor period) are, will be discussed at the appropriate stage. For the guidance of the students the Panchadha Maitrichakra of the planets in the example horoscope has been prepared and is given below. The students are advised to themselves work this out and then check it with the table given here:

PANCHADHA MAITRICHAKRA Mitra Adhi Mitra Satru Adhi Satru (Friend) (Best Friend) (Enemy) (Bitter Enemy)

Sama (Neutral)

1. Ravi A

Chandra Guru Kuja

Budha

Sukra

2. Chandra E

Guru Kuja

Ravi Budha

Sani

Sukra

3. Kuja F

Sukra

Chandra Ravi

Sani

Guru Budha

4. Budha B

Guru Kuja

Ravi Sukra Chandra Sani

5. Guru K

Ravi Chandra

Sani

Budha Sukra Kuja

6. Sukra C

Guru

Ravi

Budha Chandra Sani

7. Sani L

Guru

Ravi Chandra Kuja

Budha Sukra

Planet

In the next lesson we shall proceed with the method of casting a horoscope. The students are advised to very diligently make a revision of lessons one to six because the contents of these preliminary lessons will prove of great assistance later when we come to the stage of judging or reading a horoscope. Acutally the students should always have the main and important natural characteristics of the rais and planets on the tip of their tongue. It might look difficult prima facie but when they read the lessons a number of times they would find that it is not so.

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CHAPTER / LESSON VII

CASTING OF HOROSCOPE (BIRTH CHART OR JANMA KUNDLI)

B

efore we come to actual process of casting a horoscope it is necessary to have general information in regard to the items and terms which will be used in this regard. 1. Longitude—As the students already know Longitude is the are drawn from the North Pole to the South Pole to mark the distance or location in degrees of a particular place from a central place. This central place is Greenwich. All cities or places are located either to the West or to the East of Greenwich. Let us take Delhi for instance the Longitude of Delhi is 77°–13' East. This means that Delhi is 77°–13' east of Greenwich. 2. Latitude—This is the are to mark distance or location in degrees and minutes of a particular place north or south of Equator. For example, latitude of Delhi is 28°–30' North. This means that the altitude of Delhi is 28°–39' north of Equator. 3. Sidereal Time—This is the time taken by the earth to make one full rotation. It is not exactly 24 hours but goes on changing according to increase or decrease in the durations of days and nights. It is called Vernal equinox time and it is a measure of earth's rotation whith respect to the equinox which has a very small retrograde motion. At the Greenwich Observatory there is a special clock which indicates the Sidereal Time for each moment of the day or night. We have mentioned this for information only. There will be no difficulty in this respect as we have ready made Tables of Sidereal Time in the Table of Ascendants by Shri N.C. Lahiri which you are advised to get, as without it, it will not be possible to cast the horoscope. For the purpose of erecting a birth chart or horoscope the following information is needed: 1. Date of Birth—According to Hindu system of astrology a day


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is counted from sunrise of one day to the sunrise of the other day. Suppose a birth takes place at 1:00 A.M. between the night of Friday the 23rd March 1973 and Saturday the 24th March 1973. According to Hindu system it will be a birth on Friday and not Saturday but when the date of birth is noted it should be clearly stated that the time after midnight is between Friday the 23rd March and Saturday the 24th March. If we only say Friday 1:00 A.M., there may be confusion whether it was before sunrise on Friday or after sunrise. 2. Time of Birth—The time of birth whether it is A.M. or P.M. should be ascertained. There is some controversy as to what constitutes the exact time of birth. Some are of the opinion, the exact time is when the head or limb of the child appears. Others say that the time of birth is when the head comes out fully. There is yet another view which we endorse that the exact time of birth is when the head comes out fully. There is yet another view which we endorse that the exact time of birth is the moment when the child is completely severed from umbilical cord of the mother and becomes an independent entity. In spite of these principles in practice, we find that the correct or the exact time of birth is seldom available. Still people in India particularly those in urban areas who possessed clocks, time pieces or watches and who were interested in the preparation of the correct time of birth to some extent. Nowadays in rural areas also this is done and in urban areas the births are generally arranged in hospitals. Our experience, However, shows that even in hospitals on many occasions the exact time of birth is not noted as the doctors and nruses are more interested in the safe delivery of the child than the recording of the time of birth. 3. Place of Birth—The place of birth is very important to determine the Lagna at a particular place correctly. We should also as far as possible know the latitude and longitude of the place. The "Table of Ascendants" by Lahiri has given the Latitudes and Logitudes of the important cities of India and of many foreign countries. If this information is not found in the book, we may have to take the assistance of a standard Atlas. Another point which is very important to note is that in India the Indian Standard Time was advanced by one hour from 1st

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September, 1942 to 15th October, 1945 for war purposes and was thus 6 hours and 30 minutes ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (G.M.T.). Any recorded time of this period should therefore be reduced by 1 hour to obtain I.S.T. for erecting the birth chart.

LAGNA (RISING SIGN, ASCENDANT) For the purpose of the determination of the ascendant or lagna we have to convert the Indian Standard Time into Local Mean Time. There are two ways to find out the Local Melan Time–one from taking the longitudinal distance from the Greenwich whose longitude is 0° or from the Central Station of India the longitude of which has been put as 82°–30' East (10 of Greenwich). In the Lahiri's "Table of Ascendants" the Longitudes as well as the time which is added or deducted to convert the various places is already given but still we may come across places which are not in this list. In that case we shall first have to find out the Lingitude of that place from the Atlas and then convert it into hours, minutes, seconds, etc., and find out the Local Mean Time with reference to the central station in India that Longitude of which, as ha been stated above, has been fixed as 82°–30' E or 5 hours and 30 minutes in time. We will explain this by an example. The I.S.T. of a birth at Hathras is 9.15 am. The Longitude of Hathras is 78° 6' E. We have to find out the L.M.T. of birth. The formula for converting the Lingitude into time is: Equivalent Distance

– 15° = 1 hour or 60 minutes 1° = 4 minutes

Time

If we divide 78°–6' by 15 the time will come to 5 hours 12 minutes and 24 seconds. Now we deduct it from the longitudinal time of the Central Station viz. 5 hours 30 minutes, we get the difference between the I.S.T. and L.M.T. as 17 minutes 37 seconds. Thus the L.M.T. of the above birth at Hathras would be: (1)

Hr. 9 Minus 8

Min.

S.

15

00

17

36

57

24

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Having explained the method of finding out L.M.T., we will now work out the ascendant (Lagna) of a boy born at Delhi at 9.15 am on the 15th March, 1973. We will do this with the help of Lahiri's "Table of Ascendants." We will go stage by stage pointing out the pages from which the relevant information is taken. As there may be very highly educated or mature persons amongst the students going through these lessons eagerness may arise in their minds to know in detail why the various processes are being followed. We would advise such students to be patient because after they have learnt the preliminaries, they would by their further advanced studies be able to satisfy their eagerness and curiosity. Here we may also mention that we do not propose to give in these lessons the method of casting a horoscope from Panchanga as there are in innumerable panchangas all telling different tales. So please come to the working out of the Lagna of the nativity given above. Boy born at Delhi on (2) 9.15 am I.S.T. on 15th March 1973 Time of Birth

Hrs.

Min.

Sec.

9

15

00

21

8

53

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am I.S.T. am L.M.T.

(If you see pages 100-105 of the book you will find there a list of important cities of India, Ceylon and Pakistan, "their latitudes, longitudes, the difference between I.S.T. and L.M.T., correction to Indian Sidereal Time and correction to Greenwich Sidereal Time in respect of all the places included in the list. Delhi will be found on page 102—its latitude has been given as 28°–39', longitude as 77°–13' E, L.M.T. by correction to I.S.T. as - "21 minutes 8 seconds" and correction to Indian Sidereal Time as + 3 "seconds." We will be using all this information for our illustration). Hrs.

So L.M.T. is (a) Now from page 2 we will take the Sidereal Time for 15th March, which is (b) From page 4 we will take correction for 1973 which is

Min. Sec.

8

53

52

23

29

37

+

01

15

am

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(c) From page 102 correction for Delhi is (d) Sidereal Time for 12 noon for March 3, 1973 is

23 +

30

52 3

23

30

55

(e) As the birth is before 12 noon, we will deduct the L.M.T. 8-53-52 from 12 hours. This will come to 3 hours 6 minutes and 8 sec onds. A further correction is necessary to this time according to Table IV on page 5. For 3 hours the correction is +30 seconds and for 6 minutes and 8 seconds the correction is +1 seconds. So we will add this 31 seconds to the L.M.T. By doing so the corrected time interval before noon will come to 3 hours 6 minutes and 39 seconds. This will have to be deducted from the Sidereal Time for 12 noon on March 3, 1973 viz. 23 hours 30 minutes and 55 seconds. H. M. S. (f ) Sid. Time for 12 noon 23 30 55 Less corrected time interval before noon 3 6 9 Sid. Time for the Epoch 20 24 16 (Time of birth) From pages 9-79 of the book are given ascendants (lagnas) for the various Sidereal Times of birth for places located on latitude 0°N to 60°N. For locating our ascendant, we have to look at the page on which the lagnas for latitude nearest to the latitude for Delhi are given. We find this on page 48. As the sid. time of birth in this case is 20 hours, 24 minutes and 16 seconds we should look under the column for "20 hours." There we find that the ascendant (lagna) for 20 hours and 24 minutes is 0-25-15 (this means 25°–15' of Mesha and the lagna for 20 hours and 28 minutes as 0– 26°–26'. (The lagnas are given for every 4 minutes). The difference between the two is 1°–11'. This is for 4 minutes. For one minute it will be about 18 minutes (of longitude) and for 16 seconds it will be near about 4'. (g) H. M. S. Lagna for 20 hrs, 24 min

0

25

for 166 sec for 20-24-16

15 4

0

25

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After obtaining this Lagna we have to make a correction in respect of Ayanamsha for 1973 as per page 6. For 1973 the correction is –29' (i.e., 29 minutes). After deducting this – 29' from 0–25°–19' arrived at as above, we get 0–24°–50' as the final Lagna for the native. This means that the Lagna is Mesha 24°–50'. What we have explained in so much detail for the benefit of students, has been explained very briefly on page (VI) of the book. Here it may be mentioned that to be very exact we have calculated for 16 seconds of sidereal time. There would not have been much difference, if we had ignored these 16 seconds. This ollustration is of a birth before 12 noon. For births after 12 noon we have to proceed in a slightly different manner. We find out the L.M.T. of birth and the sidereal time at 12 noon on the date of birth in the same manner as given above but instead of deducting L.M.T. for 12 hours as done in the above illustration, we just correct the L.M.T. according to Table IV on page 5 and it to the sidereal time for 12 noon and then work out the lagna. EXAMPLES II Suppose the birth is on March 15, 1973 at 5.30 pm I.S.T.

R.

D.

M.

5. For 4 hours, 40 minutes Lagna is

4

19

25

6. For 4 hours, 44 minutes Lagna is

4

20

18

4 0

19 00

25 09

H.

M.

S.

4

19

34

4

19

05

Birth Time

H.

M.

S.

5

30

00 I.S.T.

21

08

5

08

52 L.M.T.

+0

00

50

5

09

42

23

30

55

5 28

09 40

42 37

–24 4

00 40

00 37

Minus 1. Corrected as per Table IV (49 sec for 5 hrs and 1 sec for 8 min and 52 sec) 2. Corrected Time Interval Sid. Time for 12 noon for March 15, 1973 Plus corrected Time 3. Interval after 12 noon Sid. Time for the Epoch As hours are more than 4. 24, we will deduct 24 hours S.T. for the Epoch

7. Difference for 4 min 53' Difference for 1 min 13' Difference for 37 sec 9' 8. Thus for sid. time 4 hours, 40 minutes for 37 seconds For sid. time 4 hrs 40 min and 37 sec. Less Ayanamsha correction for 1973

Thus the Lagna for the birth at 5.30 pm I.S.T. will be Simha 19°– 05'. So that the students may not get confused we make the following two points clear to them: 1. The time of birth I.S.T. or L.M.T. and the Sidereal Time is expressed in terms of hours, minutes and seconds. The Longitude of the Lagna, other houses (bhavas) and planets is expressed in terms of Rasi (sign), degrees (signified by the symbol °), minutes (signified by the symbol ') and seconds (signified by the symbol "). The students should not mix up the minutes and seconds of time with the minutes and seconds of longitude. 2. In expressing the Longitude of Lagna, other bhavas and planets we use "0" for Mesha, "1" for Vrishabha and "2" for Mithuna and so on. Thus if we have to say that the Lagna is Mesha 13°–21' we will write it as 0–13°–21'. This means that the previous Rasi Meena is over and the Lagna is 13°–21' past Mesha or Mesha 13°–21°. If the Lagna is Meena (which is the 12th sign) 12°–15', we will not write it as 12–12°–15' but as 11–12°–15'. This means that 11th sign viz. Kumbha is over and the Lagna has gained 12°–15' in the next sign Meena. In the 2nd example of working out the Lagna above we have written the Lagna 4–19°–05' and called it Simha 19°–05'. This


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means that the 4th sign Kataka is over and the next sign Simha has gained 19°–05'. We would like to advise the students to read in this context pages V, VI and VII carefully, and also the explanatory notes etc. with the Tables on pages 5-7 of the book "Table of Ascendants." We hope that the detailed instructions which we have given along wth those notes will make the process of working out the Ascendant (Lagna) for any place what-so-ever quite clear to them.

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CASTING OF HOROSCOPE (Continued)

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fter working out the Lagna we have to work out the cusps of the other eleven houses. Here we may explain that cusp means the middle point of a house or bhava according to the Hindu System of Astrology. We should never (as is done according to the western system) treat the cusp as the commencement of a bhava. The Longitude of the Lagna as worked out in the previous lesson is the middle point of Lagna which is the first bhava in the birth chart. In order to work out the cusps of the other house, we may first work out the cusp of the X House (which you will find in many books being termed as M.C.) in accordance with the method given in the "Table of Ascendants." For the working out of the cusp of the Tenth House the Sidereal Time of the Epoch (viz. the time of birth) would be the same as is worked out for the Lagna. Then the cusp of the Xth house will be calculated in accordance with the Table on page 8 of the "Table of Ascendants." Let us calculate the Xth house of the native who was born at 9.15 am on March 15, 1973 in Delhi (the first example in the previous lesson). H.

MOON

I salute the MOON whose colour is that of curd, conch and snow, who emerged out of the Milky Ocean and who bedecks the tuft of lord Shiva.

D

M.

S.

Sidereal Time for the Epoch 20 24 16 Now from the Table of the Tenth House on page 8 we find under the column for 20 hours that the Longitude for 20 hours, 24 minutes of Sidereal Time is 9–10°–41' and that for 20 hours and 28 minutes is 9–11°–39'. Thus there is a difference of 58' in 4 minutes of time. For 20 hrs, 24 min Xth house 16 sec For 20 hrs, 24 min 16 sec Less Ayanamsha correction Thus the cusp of the Xth House will be 10°–15' of Makara

R. 9

D. 10

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After knowing the Longitude of the Lagna, if we add 6 rasis to it get the Cusp of the seventh house which is just opposite to it in the birth chart. Similarly if we add 6 rasis to the cusp or longitude of the Xth House, we get the cusp of the IVth house which is opposite to the Xth House. Then the difference between the Ascendant and the Xth House (M.C.) is divided into three equal parts and by adding this third part to the Xth House we get the 11th House and again adding the third part to the 11th House we get the 12th House. By adding 6 rasis to 11th and 12th houses we get the cups of the 5th and 6th houses. Similarly by adding to the Ascendant or Lagna successively the difference between the 4th house and the Ascendant, the Longitudes of the 2nd and 3rd houses are obtained. Adding 6 rasis to the Longitudes of the 2nd and 3rd we arrive at the Longitudes of 8th and 9th houses which are opposite to them. By the above method we are only able to obtain the Longitudes of all the twelve houses but that is not all. We have also to work out the stretch of each house. This we can do when we are able to find the Longitude of the ending point of a particular house and the commencement of the next house. This point of demarcation is called "Sandhi" in Hindi. Therefore, the simpler method which will give us not only the cusps of the remaining houses except I, IV, VII and X which we already know after working out the Cusps of Lagna (I) and Xth House, would be to divide the difference between 1Xth and Xth Houses by 6 and adding successively the 6th part to the Longitudes from X onlwards we will not try to get the Longitudes of XIth and XIIth Houses but also the Sandhies between Xth and XIth, XIth and XIIth and XIIth and Ist. In the same manner after finding out the difference behind IVth and Ist houses, dividing it by 6 and by adding successively the 6th part to the Longitude of Ist House, we will get the Longitudes of IInd and IIIrd Houses as well as the Sandhies between I & II, II & III and III & Iv. Then by adding 6 rasis to the available longitudes we will bet the Longitudes of the remaining houses and Sandhies will be appreciated when we proceed further in our lessons. We will now work out for the sake of illustration of the Longitudes and Sandhies in the case of a birth in Delhi at 9.15 am on March 15, 1973 (the first example) in the previous lesson.

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The following abbreviations will be used extensively and should therefore be remembered: R = Rashi D = Degree (°) M = Minutes (') S = Seconds (") Long = Longitude Lat = Latitude S = Sandhi or the Demarcation Point between the previous house and the next house. Longitudes of various houses etc., or Bhavaspast in respect of the example under illustration: Long of I House (Lagna) min Minus Long of X House (Lagna) min – 9 This divided by 6 Long of IV House (obtained by adding 6 rasis to the Longitude of X House) Long of IV House Minus Long of I House This divided by 6 X Add

Sandhi between X & XI XI

Sandhi between XI & XII XII

Sandhi between XII & I

R.

D.

M.

S.

= 0

24

50

00

10

16

00

3

14

34

00

= 0 – 3

17

25

40

10

16

00

R.

D.

M.

S.

– 3 – 0

10

16

00

24

50

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= 0 – 9 + 0 = 9 + 0 = 10 + 0 = 11 + 0 = 11 + 0 = 0 + 0

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+ 0

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02

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00

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34

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27

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0

12

34

20

3

10

16

00

S between I & II II

S. between II & III III

S. between III & IV IV

+ = + = + = + = + =

Now having obtained the Longitudes of the Cusps of the various houses (bhavas) and of the Sandhies between them, it would be convenient and useful to tabulate them as below: BHAVA SPAST TABLE R D M S R D M S R D M S R D M S

I 0 24 50 – IV 3 10 16 – VII 6 24 50 – X 9 10 16 –

Sandhi 1 7 24 20 Sandhi 3 27 41 40 Sandhi 7 7 24 20 Sandhi 9 27 41 40

II 1 19 58 40 V 4 15 7 20 VIII 7 19 58 40 XI 10 15 07 20

Sandhi 2 2 33 – Sandhi 5 2 33 – Sandhi 8 2 33 – Sandhi 11 2 33 –

III 2 15 7 20 VI 5 19 58 40 IX 8 15 7 20 XII 11 19 58 40

Sandhi 2 27 41 40 Sandhi 6 7 24 20 Sandhi 8 27 41 40 Sandhi 0 7 24 20

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It will be seen from the workings that we had obtained Longitudes of XI and XII and of Sandhies between X and XI XI and XII and XIII and I: Longitudes of II and III Cusps and of Sandhies between I and II, III and III and IV. The Longitude of VII Cusp and of Sandhies between VII and VIII, VIII and IX and IX and X have been obtained by adding 6 rasis to the Longitudes of I, to Sandhi between I and II, to II, Sandhi between II and III, to III and to Sandhi between III and IV. In the same manner Longitudes IV to Sandhi between VI and VII have been obtained by adding 6 rasis to the Longitudes of X to that of Sandhi between XII and I. From this tabular statement we clearly get the stretch of each house or Bhava. For example we see that the stretch of first Bhava or Lagna is from 0-7° –24' –20 to1-7°-24'-20" that is from Mesha 7°24'-20" to Vrishabha 7°-24'-20". Again we see that the stretch of the seventh Bhava is from 6-7° 24'-20" to 7-7°-24'-20", that is from Thula 7°-24'-20" to Vrischika 7°-24'-20". In the same manner we should understand the stretch of each Bhava. The utility of this information will be pointed out later.

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CASTING OF HOROSCOPE (continued) n this lesson we will deal with the fixing of the position of the nine planets in the various rasis and the various houses of the example nativity. Only when this has been done, the birth chart could be said to be complete.

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For this purpose we will need the book “Annual Ephemeris for 1973� by N.C. Lahiri a mention of which had been made at the commencement of these lessons. A glance through this book would show that it contains daily Longitudes of all the planets at 5.30 am I.S.T. for each month from January to December 1973. Now in our example nativity we have to calculate the longitudes for the time of birth viz. 9.15 am I.S.T. on March 15, 1973. Before we describe the process for such calculations, the students may please note that for calculations in the longitude of the planets it is not necessary to convert the I.S.T. to L.M.T. as was done to calculate the Lagna. The process for calculating the longitude for a particular date and particular time is as follows: 1. We take out the page on which the longitudes of the month in question is given. Here the month is March 1973, so take out this page.

I salute MERCURY, who is dark like Panicum Italicum (Priyangu) bud who is of peerless form, who is intelligent and quite-natured and who is the Moon's Son.

2. Then we should work out the motion of each planet in 24 hours. This is done by finding out the difference in the longitude of the particular date and the next date. In the present case the date is March 15, 1973. So we have to find out the difference between the longitude of each planet as on March 16, 1973 and March 15, 1973. 3. We will note the difference between the actual time for which the longitude is to be found out and the time for which the longitude is given in the Ephemeris. In our example the time for which longitudes are required is 9.15 am I.S.T. and the


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time for which longitudes are given in the Ephemeris is 5.30 am. So the difference in the two times is 3 hours 45 minutes. 4. Then instead of using the usual rule of three we will take the assistance of “Proportional Logarithms” given on page 80-81 of the book and work out the longitudes of all planets for 9.15 am I:S:T: The above instructions will become quite clear by the workings given on next page.

Ravi

A

Chandra

For 3/15/1983

R

R D M

D M

11

E

F Budha B Guru K Sukra C Sani L Rahu P Kuja

For 3/16/1983

1

S

46 55

11

Difference i.e., motion in 24 hrs.

S

0 47 10

59'-45"

3

24 46 53

3 11 02 50

13°-44'

8

28

49 00

8 28 06 00

43'

10 27 34 00

10 28 32 00

9

10 39 00

9 10 28 00

10 25 29 00

10 24 15 00

1 8

Log . for 1° + Log. For 3 hrs 45 min

1 20 57 00

3'

20 42 00

8 20 48 00

6'

RAVI A The Longitude for 5.30 am for March 15, 1973 is 11-00-47-10. The motion for 24 hours is 59'-45" which we should take as 1°. The difference between time 5.30 am for which Longitudes are given in the ephemeris viz. 5.30 am and the time for which Longitude is to be worked out viz. 9.15 am is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

8062

CHANDRA E Log. For motion of 13°-44' + Log. For 3 hours 45 min

= =

2424 8062 1.0486

=

2°-9'

(Please note that we have to take the Log. Nearest to this figure) Adding 2°-9' to 5.30 am Longitude 3-11-02-50 we get 3-1311-50 which will be the Longitude for 9.15 am.)

KUJA F Log. For motion of 43' + Log for 3 hours 45 min

CALCULATING LONGITUDES OF PLANETS WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF PROPORTIONAL LOGARITHMS On pages 80-81 of the book “Indian Ephemeris” for 1973 we find Logs (abbreviation for Logarithms) for both degrees and minutes of Longitude and for hours and minutes of time. In the vertical column are Logs for 0°-23° or 0-23 hours and horizontal columns are Logs for 0 to 59 minutes. The manner in which these Logs should be used is also given on page 81. Now we will for the sake of illustration work out the Longitudes of all the planets.

=

1.3802

Now the nearest Log. For 2.1864 is 2.2041 which indicates that the motion for Sun up to 9.15 am should be taken as 9' (It will be seen that the Log. 2.2041 stands for 9') If we add this 9’ to the Longitude for 5.30 am, we get the Longitude of Ravi for 9.15 am. Thus the required Longitude will be 11-00-56-10. This method has now to be adopted for calculating the Longitudes of the remaining planets.

11'

21 00 00

=

2.1864

58' R moti

1° 14'

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= 1.5249 = 8062 2.3311

This means Log, being 2.3133, the motion from 5.30 am to 9.15 am will be 7'. This added to Longitudes for 5.30 am viz. 8-28-06 will give the Longitude for 9.15 am 8-28-13.

BUDHA B Log. For motion of 58' Log. For 3 hours 45 min

= 1.3949 = 8062 2.2011

The nearest Log. Being 2.2041, the motion from 5.30 am to 9.15 am will be 9'. In the case of Budha we find that unlike the previous three planets he is in retrograde motion i.e., he is moving backwards. This is clear when we see that the Longitude for March 16, 1973 is less than for March 15 1973.


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Therefore in this case we will deduct 9’ from the Longitude for 5.30 am. By doing soothe Longitude for Budha for 9.15 am will be 10-28-23.

Lagna Ravi

(Ascendant)

Chandra

E

A or

GURU K Log. For motion of 11' + Log. For 3 hours 45 min

= 2.1170 = 8062 2.9232

or Kuja Budha (R)

The nearest Log. Being 2.8573, the motion from 5.30 am to 9.15 am will be 2'. Thus the Longitude for 9.15 am will be 9-10-28 + 2' = 9-10-30.

Sukra

SUKRA C

Rahu Log. For motion of 1°-14' + Log. For 3 hours 45 min

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Guru Sani

F B K C L P Q

R

D

M

S

0 11 11 3 3 8

24 00 00 13 13 28

50 56 56 11 12 13

00 10 00 50 00 00

10

28

23

00 i.e., Kumbha

28°-23'-00"

9

10

30

00 i.e., Makara

10°-30'-00”

10

24

26

00 i.e., Kumbha

24°-26'-00"

1

20

57

00 i.e., Vrishabha

20°-57'-00"

8

20

47

00 i.e., Dhanus

20°-47-00"

2

20

47

00 i.e., Mithuna

20°-47'-00"

i.e., Mesha i.e., Meena

24°-50'-00" 00°-56'-10"

i.e., Kataka

13°-11'-50”

i.e., Dhanus

28°-13'-00"

= 1.2891

Ketu

=

The above table is called GRAH SPAST TABLE – i.e., the Table which gives the Longitudes of planets known as GRAHAS in Hindi. And we have the birth chart ready.

8062 2.0953

The nearest Log. Being 2.1170, the motion for 5.30 am to 9.15 am will be 11'. The Longitude for 9.15 am will be 10-24-15 + = 10-24-26.

SHANI L In this case as the motion for 24 hours is only 3 minutes, there will hardly be any significant motion in 3 hrs 45 min. Thus the Longitude for 9.15 am would be the same as for 5.30 am viz. 1-20-57. RAHU P Log. For motion for 6' +Log. For 3 hours 45 min

= 2.3802 =

8062 3.1864

The nearest Log. Being 3.1584, we get 1’ as the motion from 5.30 am to 9.15 am. As Rahu and Ketu are always in retrograde motion, we deduct 1' from the Longitude for 5.30 am and thus get the Longitude for 9.15 am as 8-20-47.

KETU Q As Ketu always remains six rasis away from Rahu the Longitudes of Ketu would be 2-20-47. Thus the Longitude for the Lagna and the various planets for 9.15 am on March 15, 1973 are as follows.

North India Form

South India Form

In the birth chart (also called Rasi Chart or Horoscope or Janma Kundli) the figure “The house containing the figure “1” is Lagna. We have explained earlier in the North India form of birth charts, the Lagna is always shown at the place we have put the figure “1” which means the Lagna is Mesha, the first sign or Rasi of the Zodiac. Then we move anti-clock wise and in the second house we have Vrishabha rasi in which Sani has been placed according to his Longitude. The other planets have been similarly


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placed in the houses containing ´the various rasis. In the form used in South India, as explained earlier the places of the rasis are always the same and all we have to do is to place the Lagna and other planets in the chart according to their Longitudes. This is what we have done in chart No. 2. At the risk and trouble of repeating, we may remind the students that in south India form the rasis are placed successively in clockwise order. So when Lagna is Mesha, the second house right to it has Vrishabha rasi and so on.

BHAVA CHAKRA The Rasi Chart which we have prepared on page 53 shows the signs or rasis in which the various planets are posited in the birth chart. The Bhava Chakra is that chart which bhavas the planets actually occupy according to the stretch of each Bhava. As the planets exert their influence not only on the strength of their rasi but also by their position in a particular Bhava, the erection of a Bhava chart is very important for the judgment of a horoscope. In the Bhava Chart we give no place to rasis but only indicate the bhavas and position of planets in various bhavas. A planet is placed in a bhava, whatever be his rasi, in the stretch of which the Longitude of that planet falls. What is the stretch of a bhava, has already been explained in Lesson VIII. For the sake of illustration let us prepare the Bhava Chart for the example horoscope. The BHAVA CHART is also called BHAVA CHALIT CHAKRA or BHAVA CHAKRA. BHAVA CHAKRA

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It will be seen that as a result of the preparation of the Bhava Chakra Ravi who was in XII house in the Rasi chart has come to XI Bhava, and Kuja who was in the 9th house has come to X Bhava. The remaining planets remain in the same position. Now for the changes in the position of Ravi, please see the BHAVA SPAST TABLE in Lesson VIII. The stretch of XI Bhava is from 927°-41'-40" to 11-20-33'-00", Ravi who’s Longitude is 11-000-56'-10" falls within this stretch. Ravi has, therefore, been placed in the XI Bhava. The stretch of the X Bhava is from 8-27041'40" to 9-270-41'-40" and the Kuja who’s Longitude is 8-230-13' falls within this stretch. Kuja has therefore, been placed in the X Bhava in the Bhava Chakra If the students will check and verify, they will find that the other planets have been placed in the other Bhavas by adopting the same principle. In Lesson III we have given the lordships of the various rasis To repeat Ravi is lord of Simha, Chandra of Kataka, Kuja of Mesha and Vrischika, Budha of Mithuna and Kanya, Guru of Dhanus and Meena, Sukra of Vrishabha and Thula, Sani of Makara and Kumbha. Rahu and Ketu do not own any Rasi. We find that Kuja lord of Lagna (or 1st house) and 8th house is placed in the example Rasi Chart prepared by us in the 9th house but in the Bhava Chakra he is placed in the X house. Sukra lord of 2nd and 7th houses is placed in the XI house both in the Rasi as well as Bhava Charts. Budha Lord of 3rd and 6th houses is placed in the XI in both the Rasi and Bhava Charts. Ravi Lord of the 5th house is placed in the 12th house in Rasi Chart but in the 11th house in the Bhava Chart. Guru Lord of 9th and 12th houses is placed in the 10th both in the Rasi and Bhava Charts. Sani Lord of 10th and 11th houses is placed in the 2nd in both Rasi and Bhava Charts. Rahu and Ketu remain in the same houses in both Rasis and Bhava Charts. We have mentioned all this here only to bring home to the students that it is the position of a planet in the Bhava Chart that counts for the judgment of a horoscope.


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CUSPAL OR BHAVA MADHYA CHART We have already explained that the cusp means the middle point of a horoscope. In the BHAVA SPAST TABLE in Lesson VIII we have given the cusp or Bhava spast (which is also Bhava Madhya) of each house. When we prepare the cuspal chart, it will clearly show in which rasis fall the cups of the various houses. The Cuspal Chart of the example horoscope will be as below. It is a coincidence in this case all the cusps have fallen in the same rasi as in the Rasi Charts but quite often it so happens that more than one cusp falls in one rasi. The result of this is that the lord of the rasi becomes Lord of both the cusps in that rasi. It will be better if this is illustrated by an example of another horoscope. CUSPAL CHART

(The roman figures show the house or Bhava cusps) RASI CHART

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This is the birth chart of a native who was born at Agra at 1.15 pm I:S:T: on January 10, 1925. Just see the world of difference the position of cusps of the various houses has made in this horoscope. In the Rasi Chart the third house falls in Kumbha rasi while in the Cuspal Chart the III cusp falls in Meena rasi. So the Lord of III House is Guru and not Sani. Again, in the Rasi Chart the IV House falls in Meena rasi but in the Cuspal Chart the IV cusp falls in Mesha, thus making Kuja the Lord of IV cusp. The V and VI cusps have fallen in Vrishabha in the Cuspal Chart making Sukra the Lord of the V and VI while it would appear in the Rasi Chart the Lord of 5th is Kuja. The IX cusp has fallen in Kanya so the Lord of IX becomes Budha and not Ravi as would appear from the Rasi Chart. The X cusp falls in Thula, making Sukra the Lord of X and not Budha as shown in the Rasi Chart. The XI and XII cusps fall in Vrishika making Kuja the Lord of these two houses and not Sukra (of XI) and Kuja (of XII only) as would appear in the Rasi Chart. We have dealt with this matter at some length in view of the great importance of the Cuspal Chart in horoscopy. It is from the Rasi Chart that we should see the position of planets in various rasis, their aspects, conjunctions, yogas (this will be dealt with later). From the Bhava Chart we should see the position of planets in various bhavas: and from the Cuspal Charts we have to see which planet is Lord of a particular cusp (bhava or house). If two cusps fall in a particular rasi, the owner of that rasi becomes lord of both the cups (bhavas). This has already been adequately explained in the example given above. We would advise the students not to get confused by trying to assess the value of these charts but just to try to follow them and understand them as per instructions given in this lesson and the previous lessons. It will not be difficult for them to understand their significance more clearly as they advance in their study of the subject.

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SUKRA

NAVAMSA CHART (HUSBAND/ WIFE/PARTNER)

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ccording to Hindu system of astrology in order to estimate the strength of planets and also to assess their auspiciousness or otherwise, six, seven, eight, ten or sixteen minute divisions of the Lagna and planets are worked out. However, generally six or seven divisions known as Shadvargas or Saptavargas are in vogue. The Shadvargas are Rasi (Janma Kundli), Hora, Drekkana, Navamsa, Dvadasamsa and Thrimamsa, with Saptamamsa added, we have Saptavargas. We do not propose to go into detail about these Vargas because for the beginners it will be sufficient if they have the Rasi (along with Bhava Charts as explained earlier) and the Navamsa charts. Experience has shown that very accurate predictions are possible with these charts only. Navamsa means ninth part of a sign. So each Navamsa is of 3°-20'. On next page you will find a Table of Navamsa with the help of which you can prepare the Navamsa Chart in a few minutes. Now with the help of this chart let us prepare the Navamsa Chakra or Chart for the example horoscope. Previously we have got the longitudes of the Lagna and the various planets. We have to give their Navamsa in the Navamsa Chart.

I salute VENUS who is as bright as snow, the fragrant cleander ('kunda' flower) and the lotus stem, who is the guru of demons and who preaches all the sastras.

Lagna is Mesha 24°-54'. In the Navamsa Table given above, we find that Mesha 24°-50' falls in Vrischika Navamsa (see column (2) of the Table). So the Navamsa Lagna falls in Vrischika Rasi. Ravi is Meena 0°-56'. If we see column (13) we find this that it would fall in the Navamsa of Kataka. So we put Ravi in Kataka in the Navamsa Chart. Chandra is Kataka 13°-11'-50". If we see column 5, we find that this falls in Navamsa of Thula Rasi. So we put Chandra in Thula in this Navamsa Chart. By following this method we will get Kuja in Dhanus, Budha in Mithuna, Guru in Mesha, Sukra in Vrishabha,


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12 3 9 9 9 30°-00

6

3

12

6

3

12

6

11 2 8 8 8 26°-40

5

2

11

5

2

11

5

10 1 7 7 7 23°-20

4

1

10

4

1

10

4

9 12 6 6 6 20°-00

3

12

9

3

12

9

3

8 11 5 5 5 16°-40

2

11

8

2

11

8

2

7 10 3 3 4 13°-20

1

10

7

1

10

7

1

6 9 3 3 3 10°-00

12

9

6

12

9

6

12

5 8 2 2 2 6°-40'

11

8

5

11

8

5

11

4 7 1 1 1 3°-20'

10

7

4

10

7

3

10

12 11 10 9 8 7 5 1 0

2

3

4

6

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Sani in Kataka, Rahu in Thula and Kethu in Mesha Navamsa. The Navamsa Chart so prepared will be as below: NAVAMSA

There is another way of describing the position of planets in the Navamsa Chart. The Lagna of the Navamsa Chart is Vrischika So we will say that the Lagna in the Rasi Chart is in the Navamsa of Kuja Lord of Vrischika Rasi. In the same way, we will say that Kuja is in the Navamsa of Guru, Guru and Kethu are in the Navamsa of Kuja, Sukra in his own Navamsa (Sukra is Lord of Vrishabha Rasi) Budha in his own Navamsa (he is Lord of Mithuna Rasi). Ravi and Sani are in the Navamsa of Chandra and Rahu are in the Navamsa of Sukra.

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Houses (Bhavas) and Their Significations

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CHAPTER / LESSON XI

HOUSES (BHAVAS) AND THEIR SIGNIFICATIONS

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n a horoscope houses 1, 4, 7 and 10 are called Kendras. Panapharas (cadent) and 3, 6, 9, 12 as Apoklimas (succeedent). As 5th and 9th are trines, they should not be treated as panaphar and Apoklimas respectively. Houses 3, 6, 10 and 11 are Upachayas, which means houses of growth. The Lagna (1st house) is treated as Kendra as well as a Trikona. Planets when posited in Kendras are strongest – next in order are those posited in Trikonas, Panapharas and Apoklimas. It is believed that all planets do good when they are in Upachayas houses. There is another school of thought that natural benefics are not so good (rather harmful in these houses) while natural malefics give good results when posited there. We do not agree with the latter view and shall discuss this matter in greater detail at a later stage. Houses 3, 6, 8, 12 are bad houses (Dusthana). Any planet posited in these houses destroys the signification of the house, which he owns. Lords of these houses do harm to the significations of the houses where they are posited. However lords of Dusthana if posited in Dusthans give good results. The principle behind this is that Lord of a Dusthana does good when he is rendered weak. A planet becomes weak when he is placed in Dusthana.

SIGNIFICATIONS OF THE HOUSES

I salute MARS who is earth's son, who is as lustrous as lightning and who holds the weapon 'shakti' in his hand.

FIRST HOUSE (LAGNA) Physical stature, colour, form and shape, constitution, health, vitality and vigor, natural dispositions and tendencies, personality and struggle for life, honours, dignity, prosperity, general well being, head, upper part of the face, virtues, longevity, start in life and an idea about the general structure of life. SECOND HOUSE Money matters, fortune, profit, gain or loss, one’s power and resources, worldly attainments and possessions of extrinsic value,


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jewellery, precious stones, bonds, securities and shares, speech, wisdom or power, right eye, memory, imagination, nail, tongue, nose, teeth, chin, family members. This is also house of death or Marakasthana.

THIRD HOUSE Mental inclination, ability, memory, intellect, inclination to study, courage, firmness, valour, prowess, heroism, younger brothers or sisters, cousins, neighbours, short travels, communications such as rail, wireless, posts and telegraphs, correspondence, writings, change of residence, signing contracts or agreements, rumors, carrying tales, hands, throat, shoulder blade, collar bone, arms and nervous system. FOURTH HOUSE Mother, one’s home (native place), residence, domestic environments, grave, private affairs, secret life, vehicles, fields, pastures, farms, orchards, mines, buildings (houses), ancestral property, hidden treasure, academic education, wells, water, milk, ponds, rivers, lakes. FIFTH HOUSE Progeny (children), inclinations, pleasure, artistic talents, recreation, entertainment, amusement, sports, romance, competitive activities like cards, crosswords, lottery, gambling or betting, love affairs, ambassadors, good or bad morals, mantra-tantra, religious mind ness, high learning and wisdom, enormous riches, spiritual practice. SIXTH HOUSE Sickness, disease, nursing, food, service, employees, subordinates or servants, debts, cattle, tenants, enemies, maternal uncle, miserliness, intense anguish. SEVENTH HOUSE House of union or earthly ties, legal bondage, partner in life (wife), partner in business, conjugal life, litigation, influence in foreign countries and reputation achieved there, danger to life, Marakasthana (house of death). EIGHTH HOUSE Longevity or span of life, also called house of death (because end of life or longevity is death), inheritance, legacies, wills, insurance,

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pension and gratuity, accidents, death by drowning, fire or suicide, misery, misfortune, sorrow, strife, worries, disgrace, delay, dejection, disappointment and defeat, loss and obstruction, theft, robbery.

NINTH HOUSE Faith, wisdom and divine worship, fortune (Bhagya), philosophy, religious and philosophical beliefs, meditation, intuition and forethought, place of worship, sacrifices and charity, father, preceptor (Guru), teaching, dharma, dreams and visions, communication with spirits, long journeys, sea voyage, air travel, higher education, foreign travel, knees. TENTH HOUSE Honor, dignity, public esteem, name and fame, power and prestige, credit (for good work) and conduct, success and status, rank and renown, respect and reputation, ambition and authority, worldly activities, responsibilities, permanency (in service), promotion, advancement, appointment, profession, last rites to one’s parents, religious functions, Government, high position such as President, Prime Minister or Minister, pilgrimage to holy places, honor from Government, thighs. ELEVENTH HOUSE Friends, society, community, favorites, ambitions, wishes, desires and their fulfillment, gains of wealth, success in undertakings, incoming wealth, profits, prosperity, elder brother, reocery from illness, dawn of fortune, ankles. TWELFTH HOUSE Loss and impediments, restraint and limitation, waste and extravagance, expenses, drudgery and deception, investments donations, charities, separation from family, going to far away places, sorrow and sin, misery and misfortune, poverty, imprisonment, secret enemies, confinement in hospital, assassination, fraud, scandal, disgrace and secret sorrows. Success trough occult affairs, the feet, the left eye, the left ear, comforts of bed, debts, life in a foreign place. The first House in Hindi is called Tanu (body), the second as Dhana or Kutumba (wealth or family), the Third as Sahaj or Prakram (brothers, courage), the Fourth as Sukha (happiness), the Fifth as Suta (children), the Sixth as Ripu (enemies), the


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Seventh as Jaya (wife), the Eight as Ayu or Mrityu (longevity or death), the Ninth as Dharma, the Tenth as Karma, the Eleventh as Labha (gains) and the Twelfth as Vyaya (loss or expenditure). The 8th and 3rd are also called houses of longevity and 2nd and 7th as houses of death or Maraksthanas.

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Planetary Strength and Avasthas (States)

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PLANETARY STRENGTH AND AVASTHAS (STATES)

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lanets on account of their continuous movement get into certain states of existence called Avasthas. Each Avasthas produces its own result and this has to be taken into account at the time of the judgment of the horoscope. The various Avasthas are as follows:

1. DEEPTHA (BRIGHT) or Exaltation A planet in his exaltation sign is Deeptha. The result of this is gain from conveyances, respect from elders, fame, wealth and good progeny. 2. SWASTH (HEALTHY) or Own House A planet gets this Avastha, when he is in his own sign or rasi. In a horoscope if Sukra is in Vrishabha or Thula rasi, we will say that he is Swastha. Result–Fame, wealth, good position, etc. 3. MUDITH (HAPPY) A planet is happy, when he is in a friend's sign. Friend's sign or rasi means the rasi owned by a natural friend. For example, if in a horoscope Guru is in Simha rasi, which is owned by Ravi, as Ravi is a natural friend of Guru, it is said that Guru is in a friendly sign. If Guru were in Thula or Vrishabha which is owned by Sukra, we would say that Guru is in an enemy sign as Sukra is a natural enemy of Guru. 4. SANTHA When a planet is in a favourable sub-division (by sub-division is meant that he is favourably posited in various vargas, mentioned in Lesson X) he is said to be Santha. A planet in this Avastha is said to give favourable results.

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6. PEEDYA (UNHAPPY) He is in this Avastha, when he is in this last quarter of a sign. It is said that a planet between zero and six degrees and 25° to 30° does not give his full results. We may mention in this connection that this has not been found correct in practice and we would advise our students not to consider a planet week unless he is in 1° or less or 29° and more. Of course it is indisputable that if a planet is 12° to 18° in a rasi, he is most powerful.

9. KHALA (BAD) A planet is in this Avastha when he is in his debilitation rasi or Neecha Rasi. If Ravi is in Thula rasi or Chandra in Vrischika rasi they would be in Khala Avastha. Such planets cause losses, troubles, quarrels with parents, imprisonment, etc.

7. DEENA (HELPLESS) A planet is in this Avastha, when he is in enemy's sign.

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8. VIKALA (IN TROUBLE OR DISTRESS) This happens when a planet is combust. A planet is said to be combust when he is near Ravi. The following degrees of nearness to Ravi to the sign are said to cause combustion: 12°

K

Guru

11°

F Kuja

17°

C

Sukra

B Budha

13°

L

Sani

15°

E

Chandra

Here again, we would say that in actual practice com-bustion as described above has not been found to cause adverse results as described in the classical texts. The adverse result described are diseases, becoming orphan, losing wife and children and disgrace. We have seen a number of horoscopes where planets said to be combust have given good results during their Mahadasha and Antardahsa. But then the principle as laid down by our ancients has to be remembered and judged in actual practice. We may also mention in this connection that it is also believed when Budha is in rapt conjunction with Ravi, that is, he is in the same degree as Ravi, he gives excellent results. We would advise the students to take the nearness of 3° to Ravi as real combustion in giving this advise we are going against the accepted principles of Hindu Astrology, but then actual experience is more trustworthy than what we read in the books. The students would do well when they get advanced in their studies to test what we have said and from their judgments in this respect.

10. BHITA (IN FEAR) This happens when a planet moves much faster than his normal motion. A planet in this Avastha also gives adverse results. Each planet is supposed to get a particular share of strength when he occupies a particular position. The following are the six kinds of strengths considered in Hinu Astrology–called SHADBALAS. 1. STHANBALA This is the strength which a planet derives by virtue of his occupying a particular house in a horoscope. A planet gets Sthanbala when he is exalted, is in his own house, Mooltrikona and friendly house or when he is in his own sign in Shadvargas. (For exatation and Mooltrikona signs see Lesson V). 2. DIGBALA This is the directional strength. Guru and Budha have Digbala in the east (that is, when they are posited in Lagna), Ravi and Kuja have Digbala in the south (10th house), Sani in the west (7th house), Sukra and Chandra in the north (4th house). 3. CHESTABALA (MOTIONAL STRENGTH) Ravi and Chandra get this source of strength when they are in Kakara, Kumbha, Meena, Mesha, Vrishabha and Mithuna rasis (which is Ravi's northernly curse i.e., Uttarayan). Kuja, Budha, Guru, Sukra and Sani get this source of strength when they are in retrograde motion or when they are in conjunction with Chandra (i.e., within 12° of Chandra). 4. KALABALA This means temporal strength. Chandra, Kuja, Sani are powerful at night (i.e., in chart of night births). Ravi, Guru and Sukra are powerful during the day. Budha is powerful both


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during they day and in the night. Malefics and benefics are powerful during the dark half and bright half of the lunar month respectively. Budha is powerful at sunrise, Ravi at noon, Sani in the evening, Kuja at first part of the night, Chandra at midnight and Sukra at the last part of the night. Guru is powerful always. Planets are said to be powerful in their week days, months and years. About this source of strength we may point out to the students who are only beginners that they should keep the above principles in mind. 5. DRUGBALA Drugbala is reckoned as a result of aspect to which each planet is subject to by the other. We have already discussed the aspects of planets in Lesson V. The aspect of a malefic or an enemy planet lessons the Drugbala of the aspected planets while his Drugbala is increased if he receives the aspect of a benefic or a friendly planet.

I salute JUPITER who is the guru of gods and rishis, who is extraordinarily intelligent and who is the lord of the three worlds.

6. NAISARGIKBALA This means permanent or natural strength, Ravi, Chandra, Sukra, Guru, Budha, Kuja and Sani are strong in the above order. Ravi is most powerful and Sani has the least natural strength or Naisargikbala. Our classical texts have laid down very detailed principles to work out the strength of the planets on the basis of the sources of strength described above. It is a very lengthy process and very few astrologers take the trouble of going in that much detail. For our students it will be sufficient to know the various sources of strength. Experience and practice will enable them without arithmetical calculations to judge the strengths of planets in a horoscope. There is a saying that too much arithmetic spoils the predictive ability of an astrologer. Believe it or not, this is very true.

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THE MAJOR AND MINOR PERIODS OF PLANETS IN VIMSHOTTARI DASHA SYSTEM

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here are several Dasha Systems for timing of the events but Vimshottari Dasha has been acclaimed as one giving more accurate results than other systems. We shall follow the Vimshottari Dasha system in our lessons. The total of different periods (Mahadashas) of the planets has been put as 120 years which our ancients considered as the natural life period of a human being. The position of Chandra at birth is taken into account in the calculation of Mahadashas. Every Nakshatra covers 13°–20' of the zodiacal space. Each Nakshatra has a planet assigned as its lord and Dasa at birth is determined by the Nakshatra occupied by Chandra at that moment. TABLE OF MAHADASHAS (Major Periods)

Shri Yantra from Meenakshi Temple - Tamil Nadu

Nakshatras (Lunar Mansions)

Lords

Year

Krittika, Uttaraphalguni, Uttarashada

Ravi

A

6

Rohini, Hasta, Sravan

Chandra

E

10

Mrigsira, Chita, Dhanista

Kuja

F

7

Aridra, Swati, Satabhisa

Rahu

P

18

Punarvasu, Visakha, Poorvabhadra

Guru

K

16

Pushyami, Anuradha, Uttarabhadra

Sani

L

19

Ashlesha, Jyestha, Revati

Budha

B

17

Makha, Moola, Aswini

Kethu

Q

7

Poorvaphalguni, Poorvashada, Bharini

Sukra

C

20


21

24 7

2 5

6

27

0 6

0 8

9

6

9

0

12

3 11 10

4 12

9 13

3 14

15 7

2 15

16

0

18 0 18

0

12

18 9

5 9

10

24

0 6

1 12

13

16 10 14

12 2 16

18 6 17

0 0

0

0 6

9 7

8

0

0 0

3 9

3

0

12 8

2 0

0

2

9 1

1

9 3 2

18 9 2

27 3 3

0 6 3

15

6 10

4 4

3

24

0 3

10 4

5

3

12 11

5 5

5

21

Moon

10

12 5 0

24 10 0

6 4 1

6 1

18

0 3

9 1

2

0

12 8

0 3

2

24

6 7

1 3

3

0

Rahu

18

6

15 10

4 0

0

0

24 4

9 1

1

3 11

5 2

1

12

Saturn

19

24

6 7

4 0

1

0

18 9

0 4

2

Jupiter 0

21 11

6 3

2

Mars 0

18 0

6 4

4

Sun 21

0 0

00

00

00

12

13

00 09

00

00 08

10

00 07

11

40

00 04

06

20 03

00

00 03

00

00 02

06

00 01

05

00 00

Kethu

7

5

D M Y (3) D Y

M (2) Mts. Deg. D

6

M Y (5) (4)

Y

M

D

Kataka/Can. Vrischika/Sco Meena/Pisces Mithuna/Gem Thula/Libra Kumbha/Aqu. Vrishaba/Tau. Kanya/Virgo Makara/Capri.

(1)

BALANCE OF DASA (VIMSHOTTARI) AT BIRTH/QUERY The following is the balance of the dasa period yet to be undergone in Vimshottari Maha Dasa (or Udu or Nakshatra Dasa) of 120 year period, if Moon at birth (or query) is in the below sign:

Mesha/Aries Simha/Leo Dhanus/Sag.

The following method is adopted for calculating the balance of Mahadasha at birth. In the example horoscope the longitude of the Moon is Kataka 13°–12'. Kataka is composed of one quarter or 3°– 20' of Punarvasu, four quarters (13°–20') of Pushyami and four quarters of Aslesha. As the longitude of Chandra is 13°–12' in Kataka, it has passed the 4th quarter of Punarvasu in this sign and is in Pushyami Nakshatra. To find out how much it has moved in Pushyami we will deduct 3°–20' of Punarvasu from Chandra's 13°–12'. Thus the balance comes to 9°–52'. The extent of the whole of Pushyami nakshatra is 13° 20'. The lord of this nakshatra is Sani whose total major period is 19 years, 9°–552' will be equal to 14 years–0 months and 22 days. This indicates that 14 years and 22 days of Sani's Mahadasha is already over at birth and the balance that would remain at credit at birth will be 19 years minus 14 years 22 days, that is, 4 years 11 months and 8 days. All this detailed calculation will be avoided, if you obtain the balance of Dasha at birth from the tables given on pages 68 and 69 of the "Indian Ephemeris" for 1973. The heading of the first table is "Balance of Vimshottari Dasha by Longitude of Moon." In column one the longitude of the Moon is given and in the other four columns the sign or rasi of the Moon. We find that we in our present case are concerned with the last column under which balance of Dasha is given, if Chandra is in Kataka, Vrischika or Meena. The longitude of Chandra is 13°–12' in the example birth chart. In column five the balance of dasha is given for every 20' of longitude. For 13°–00' of Kataka the balance of Sani Dasha (Mahadasha) is 5 years 2 months and 21 days. For 12' we will have to find out from the table of "Proportional Parts for Dasha of Planets" one page 69. Here for 10' the balance of Sani Dasha is 2 months 26 days and for 2' it is 17 days. So for 12' it would be 3 months and 13 days. If we deduct that from the balance of Dasha for 13° viz. 5 years, 2 months and 21 days, we get 4 years 11 months and 8 days. This will be the balance of Sani Mahadasha at birth.

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3 5 0

9

10 0

6

3 1

18 6 2

27 9 3

6

3 4

0

1 5

15 4 6

0

24

6

7

8

7

3 8

12 2

11

10

0

5 11

21

9 12

9 0 14

18 3 15

0

6 16

12

27

0

11 0

17

24 4 3 8

4

18 4 6 10

9

12 5 9 0

2

6

24 6 18 6

4

7 27 0

7

0 8 0 3

0

0

18 8 6 7

9

10 15 1

0

0

12 2 11 7

0 12 0

24

0

6

24 12 0 3

4

13 0 0

7

0

18 9 14

3

3

4

4

5

5

5

6

7

6

Sub-periods

M.

D.

Sub-periods

0

03

18

Chandra

0

06

00

Kuja

E

D.

0

10

00

0

07

00

24

M.

0

04

06

Rahu

P

1

06

00

7

F

Y.

F

Rahu

P

0

10

24

Guru

K

1

04

00

Guru

K

0

09

08

Sani

1

07

00

0

11

12

Budha

B

1

05

00

40 29

20 29

00 29

00

00 28

27

40 Sun 26

00

00 26

25

00

00 24

23

00

00 23

22

00

00 21

20

00

00 19

18

00 17

00

40 16

16

00 15

20 Sukra

00 14

13

E

Y.

Kuja

Sani

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A

E Chandra´s Mahadasha–10 years.

4

18 9 4

12 11 4

24

6 10

4 5

5

0 0 6

0

0 6

0 1

2

0

0

TABLE OF SUB-PERIODS

Chandra

0

0

After finding the Mahadasha at birth we have to find out the sub-periods or Antardashas. In the Mahadasha of each planet we have the sup-periods of all the nine planets in proportion to the periods of their Mahadasha. The first sub-period belongs to the Mahadasha lord himself and the sub-periods of the remaining eights planets will be in the order given in the table of Mahadashas. In the example case the first sub-period will be of Sani and the remaining sub-periods will be in this order – Budha, Kethu, Sukra, Ravi, Chandra, Kuja, Rahu and Guru.

Ravi

4

5

0

0 0

6 5

7

0

0 0

6 8

10

0

0 0

6 11

13

0 6 14

0

0 0

0 15

16

0 6 17

0

0 0

0 19

20

(2)

Here we find that the Mahadasha at birth is that of Sani. As this Dasha system is based on Nakshatras Budha lord of Nakshatras next to Pushyami (in which the Moon is at birth in the example horoscope)., that is, Ashlesha, will be the next Mahadasha lord. After Budha it will be Kethu, then Venus and so on. The order in which the Mahadasha will follow has already been given in the Table of Mahadashas earlier in this lesson.

A Ravi´s Mahadasha–6 years

Mars

0

1

2

1

3

4

4

5

5

6

7

7

(3)

Jupiter 0

0

6

9

16

0

6

12

1 0 3

4

2 0 0

8

18 4 0 9

0

0

24

4 0 0

6

5 0 6

4

0 6 0 3

9

6 8 0 0

1

9 0 6

(4)

0

0

Mercury

4 2

15

9 3

0 9 4

(5)

18

We hope that the students will find this method easier. It is for them to adopt which of the above two methods suits them.

L

L

Budha

B

0

10

06

Kethu

Q

0

07

00

Kethu

Q

0

04

06

Sukra

C

1

08

00

Sukra

C

1

00

00

Ravi

0

06

00

6

00

00

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F P K L B Q C E A

P Rahu´s Mahadasha – 18 years

C Sukra´s Mahadasha – 20 years

Antardasha

Antardasha

Y.

M.

D.

Sub-periods

0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7

04 00 11 01 11 04 02 07 04 00

27 18 06 09 27 27 00 00 06 00

Rahu Guru Sani Budha Kethu Sukra Ravi Chandra Kuja

P K L B Q C A E F

Y.

M.

D.

Sub-periods

2 2 2 2 1 3 0 1 1 18

08 04 10 06 00 00 10 06 00 00

12 24 06 18 18 00 24 00 18 00

Sukra

K Guru´s Mahadasha–16 years

L Sani´s Mahadasha–19 years

Antardasha

Antardasha

Sub-periods Guru Sani Budha Kethu Sukra Ravi Chandra Kuja Rahu

K L B Q C A E F P

Y.

M.

D.

Sub-periods

2 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 16

01 06 03 11 08 09 04 11 04 00

18 12 06 06 00 18 00 06 24 00

Sani Budha Kethu Sukra Ravi Chandra Kuja Rahu Guru

L B P C A E F P K

Y.

M.

D.

3 2 1 3 0 1 1 2 2 19

00 08 01 02 11 07 01 10 06 00

03 09 09 00 12 00 09 06 12 00

B Budha´s Mahadasha–17 years

Q Kethu´s Mahadasha – 7 years

Antardasha

Antardasha

Sub-periods Budha Kethu Sukra Ravi Chandra Kuja Rahu Guru Sani

B Q C A E F P K L

Y.

M.

D.

Sub-periods

2 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 2 17

04 11 10 10 05 11 06 03 08 00

27 27 00 06 00 27 18 06 09 00

Kethu Sukra Ravi Chandra Kuja Rahu Guru Sani Budha

Q C A E F P K L B

Y.

M.

D.

0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7

04 02 04 07 04 00 11 01 11 00

27 00 06 00 27 18 06 09 27 00

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M.

D.

C

3

04

00

Ravi

A

1

00

00

Chandra

E

1

08

00

Kuja

F

1

02

00

Rahu

P

3

00

00

Guru

K

2

08

00

Sani

L

3

02

00

Budha

B

2

10

00

Kethu

Q

1

02

00

20

00

00

There is an easy method by means of which the Antardasha can be independently calculated. This may be helpful at times. When the Antardasha Tables are not readily available. Multiply the number of years of the Mahadasha period of the planet by the number of years of the Mahadasha period of the planet who’s Antardasha is required. Then cutting off the last digit of the product, multiply it by 3 and keep that figure as days. Suppose we want to find out the Antardasha of Budha in the Mahadasha of Sani. Multiply the Mahadasha period of Budha 17 years by that of Sani 19 years i.e., 19 ´ 17 = 323. By adopting the above methods the Antardasha of Buddha will be 32 months and 9 days i.e., 2 years 8 months and 9 days. The sub-periods are further sub-divided into minor periods (Pratiantardasha). The further sub-divisions are Sookshma, Prana and Swara. In our lessons we would like to confine ourselves to sub-periods only because once the principle is known to find the results of Mahadasha and Antardasha, the results of further subdivision can also be assessed. That would be a matter for more advanced study of the subject. Here we may mention for the guidance of the students that in the books published in south India, the Major period (Mahadasha) is called “Dasha” and the sub-period (Antardasha) is called “Bhukti”. We have seen in respect of the example horoscope that the


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balance of Sani Mahadasha at birth has been worked out as 4 years 11 months and 8 days. It may be necessary at times also to know the Antardasha operating at that time. With the expired portion of Mahadasha at birth there would be certain Antardashas, which would have expired. After determining them we can say under what Antardasha the birth has occurred. To do this, find out all the sub-periods (Antardashas) in Mahadasha. Add together these Antardashas from the beginning one by one till the total is a little over the expired portion of the Mahadasha at birth. Reduce this total by the expired part of Mahadasha and the remainder gives the balance of unexpired Antardasha at birth. In our example horoscope, the expired portion Sani Mahadasha at birth is 14 years 22 days. The total period of Mahadasha is 19 years. Antardasha

Y.

M.

D.

Sani

L

3

00

03

Budha

B

2

08

09

Kethu

Q

3

02

00

Sukra

C

3

02

00

Ravi

A

0

11

12

Chandra

E

1

01

09

Kuja

F

1

01

09

Rahu

P

2

10

06

16

05

18

14

00

22

2

04

26

Less expired Portion

I salute SATURN who shines lime the blue mascara, who is the son of the Sun and Chaaya and who is the elder brother of Yama.

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EFFECTS OF BIRTH IN VARIOUS NAKSHATRAS (CONSTELLATIONS) AND YOGAS

B Madurai Meenakshi Temple - Tamil Nadu

Mandalam

y Nakshatra, we mean the Nakshatra in Which Chandra transits at the time of birth. In common astrological parlance such a Nakshatra is called Janma Nakshatra. The effects of the various Janma Nakshatras given below are general in nature. These effects are modified by the structure of an individual’s horoscope. They are, however, not completely wiped out. 1. ASWINI Beautiful appearance, love for adornment, liked by all, clever, accomplished, wealthy and unperturbed. 2. BHARINI Steady, truthful. Healthy, enjoys life, learned, wealthy. 3. KRITIKA Gluttonous (fond of rich food and drinks) lustful, strong, deceptful, famous, has connections in royal or high official circles. 4. ROHINI Truthful, good conversationalist, steady of mind, charitable, exceptionally large eyes. 5. MRIGASIRA Persevering nature, good talker, wealthy, loves easy life, suffers from inferiority complex, loves good bath. 6. ARIDRA Insincere, selfish, proud, ungrateful, wicked, easily angered. 7. PUNARVASU Well behaved, tactful, invalid, drinks too much water, uses harsh words, clever, cunning. 8. PUSHYAMI Lawyer, dutiful son, good-natured, learned, wealthy, popular, righteous, unperturbed.


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11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.

Strong, joyful, learned, ungrateful, deceitful, multi-tongued. MAKHA Wealthy, God-fearing, highly enthusiastic, loves flowers and fragrance, has many servants POORVAPHALGUNI Charitable, sweet tongued, officer, farseeing, unsteady, successful businessman. UTTARAPHALGUNI Intellectual, truthful, short tempered, healthy minded, bad appetite. HASTA Learned, courageous, enthusiastic, grateful, wealthy towards the later part of life, merciless, shameless, potential thief. CHITRA Lovely eyes, shapely figure, good-natured, fond of ornaments, dull witted, deliberate, miserly. SWATI Well behaved, charitable, God-fearing, Scholarly, dutiful to parents, sweet tongued, has self-mastery, officer of state. VISAKHA Jealous, miserly, prying, careful in speech, short-tempered, God-fearing servant. ANURADHA Wealthy, honored by the great, dutiful to parents, rides on elephants (nowadays we can say that he has comforts of vehicles and conveyances), has beautiful hair, red eye lashes, loves (pan betel-leaf) has a flare for fair sex, always travels in foreign soil. JYESTHA Violently angry, uses harsh words, poor, tells lies, charitable, few friends, word-juggler, joyful. MOOLA Proud, rich, of steady mind, ease-loving, short-tempered, harsh, hates relatives, loves discipline. PORVASHADA Tall, proud, has a loving wife, farseeing, kind to his mother,

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truthful, loves travel, beloved of women and has wealthy friends. 21. UTTARASHADA

Strong, muscular, of long nose, grateful, popular, humble, Godfearing, beloved of his parents, loves wholesome meals, has clear knowledge of good and bad. 22. SRAVANA

Scholarly, famous, circumspective, beloved of other sex, loves perfume, enthusiastic, perfect gentleman. 23. DHANISTHA Fearless, independent, noble, valiant, highly opinionated (thinks highly of himself), esteemed by the elderly, loves music. 24. SATABISHA

Lawyer, uncompromising, truthful, harsh-tongued, learned, courageous, tactful, dependent, loved by kings. 25. POORVABHADRA

Sad, easily won over by women, inherits money trough women, has a gifted tongue, learned, Godless, avaricious, jealous. 26. UTTARABHADRA Charitable, talkative, tactful, deceitful, deadly in argument, prolific in procreation, has an aptitude for learning. 27. REVATI

Perfect bodied, extremely popular, heroic, scorns other’s money, has a weakness for women, easily swayed, tactful speaker, leaves no room for blame. It will also be relevant to let the students know at this stage that it is generally believed that birth in some quarters of a few Nakshatras are considered inauspicious and might cause harmful effects to the native or his parents etc. If at birth Chandra is in the first quarter (Pada) Aswini, 4th Pada of Ashlesha, 1st Pada of MAKHA, 4th Pada of JYESTHA and 1st Pada of Moola, the child may not survive. The life of father or mother may also be in danger. If, however, the child survives the teenage by other powerful combinations, the child is said to live up to ripe old age in a halo of glory. If at birth Chandra is in the first Pada of JYESTHA, it denotes harm to the elder brother and if Chandra is in the 2nd Pada of JYESTHA, harm may be caused to the younger brother.


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YOGAS As there are twenty-seven Nakshatras, there are twenty-seven yogas. So far these yogas have not been given any significance in predictive astrology except that the birth in certain yogas is considered auspicious while in others not very auspicious. The general effects of birth in the various yogas are given below, but if the structure of the birth chart is very good the inauspicious effects of the yoga may be negatived to a great extent and vice versa. 1. Viskambha : Conquest over enemies, wealthy, attractive, blessed with cattle and lands. 2. Priti : Loved by all, attracted by women. 3. Ayushman : Good health and longevity. 4. Saubhagya : Happiness and comforts. 5. Shobhna : Lascivious, sexy. 6. Athiganda : Criminal tendencies, meeting with many obstacles and accidents in life. 7. Sukarma : Doing good and noble deeds, wealthy. 8. Dhriti Indulging in others money and women. 9. Shoolam : Angry and quarrelsome. 10. Gandham : Bad character. 11. Vriddhi : Progress day by day, intelligent. 12. Dhruva : Fixity of mind, concentration, wealthy. 13. Vyaghat : Cruel mind. 14. Harshana : Cheerful, intelligent. 15. Vajra : Wealthy, lascivous. 16. Siddhi : Will have several attainments and protectors of others. 17. Vyathipatha : Unreliable. 18. Variyan : Bad character, lascivious. 19. Parigha : Wealthy, quarrelsome. 20. Shiva : Respect by kings, cool and calm, well versed in Shastras, wealthy. 21. Siddha : Good natured, interested in religious rites, successful. 22. Sadhya : Good manners.

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Wealthy, lustrous, fair, unhealthy. Good mannered, wavering mind, talkative, impulsive. Highly confidential, high aspirations, has capacity to judge correctly. Wealthy, learnd and hling nature. Cunning, blaming nature, wealthy, strong.

Every Nakshatra has a corresponding yoga, but their order is as under: STAR (NAKSHATRA) 1. Pushyami 2. Ashlesha 3. Magha 4. Poorvaphalguni 5. Uttaraphalguni 6. Hasta 7. Chitra 8. Swati 9. Vsakha 10. Anuradha 11. Jyestha 12. Moola 13. Poorvashada 14. Uttarashada 15. Shravan 16. Dhanishta 17. Shatabhisha 18. Poorvabhadra 19. Uttarabhadra 20. Revati 21. Aswini 22. Bharni 23. Krittika 24. Rohini 25. Mrigishira 26. Aridra 27. Punarvasu

YOGA Vishakambha Priti Ayushyaman Sabhagya Sobhana Athiganda Sukarma Dhriti Shoola Ganda Vriddhi Dhruva Vyaghat Harshana Vajra Siddhi Vyathipatha Variyan Parigha Shiva Siddha Sadhya Shubha Shukla Braham Indra Vaidhriti


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HOW TO FIND THE YOGA AT THE TIME OF BIRTH

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Add the longitude of Ravi and Chandra and then add 3 rasis 3°–20' to it. From the total find out the star falling in that longitude. The yoga will be one which corresponds to that star in the above table. In the example horoscope: Longitude Ravi A Chandra Plus

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When the total is above 12 rasis deduct 12 from it. Thus the total in the above case will be 5-16-28 that is Kanya 16°–28'. From the Table of Rasis and Nakshatras in lesson III we may find out the Nakshatra in which this longitude falls. In Kanya Rasi we have Hasta Nakshatra from 10° to 23°–20'. So the above longitude falls in Hasta Nakshatra. The yoga corresponding to this Nakshatra is Athiganda. But please note the Nakshatra worked out above is not Janma Nakshatra. Janma Nakshatra is only that in which Chandra is transiting at the time of birth. In the example horoscope, the longitude of Chandra is Kataka 13°–12'. This falls in Pushyami Nakshatra. So Janma Nakshatra is Pushyami, which Chandra was transiting in at the time of birth.

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ising sign means the Ascendant or Lagna. Our zodiac is constantly moving and all the twelve signs get an opportunity to rise or become lagna in the 24 hours comprising a day. Generally the duration of one lagna is two hours. Janma Rasi means the rasi or sign in which Chandra is posited at the time of birth. Janma Rasi is also called Chandra Lagna and is as important as the Lagna in the horoscope. Therefore, the effect of the sign in which Lagna or the Chandra Lagna falls will almost be the same, and are not being given separately.

a MESHA

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Persons born under this sign that is, natives of Mesha Lagna or whose Janma Rasi is Mesha are of middle stature. They possess a lean and muscular body. They are neither stout nor thick. Their complexion is rough and they have a fairly long neck and face. They may have bushy eye-brows and have a sharp sight. As Kuja is the planet of passion and aggressiveness, and rules this sign the Mesha Lagna natives will be active and ambitious. They are bold and impulsive. If there is bad influence on the lagna they might become rash and aggressive. If there are good influences on lagna, the natives become confident, courageous, enterprising with high aims and also liberal. Mesha Lagna natives desire to be at the head of all affairs and they are inclined to act according to their own judgment. As Mesha is the positive sign of Kuja (the other sign owned by Kuja viz. Vrischika is his negative sign), it gives determination and force of character. The natives of this lagna act with self-confidence. They have much executive ability and uncompromising spirit. Mesha is a movable (Chara) sign, they are capable of making changes quite often. As it is a fiery sign, they are very aggressive and their desire is always to implement their ideas as quickly as possible. Bad influences make the native quarrel some and obstinate.


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Mesha natives are over-optimistic and they like to take up fresh ventures before they have finished the one in hand. Generally Mesha Lagna people because of their impulsiveness and changeable moods are not capable of amassing wealth. Mesha Lagna natives are good lovers and have a charm which attracts the opposite sex. If there are bad influences on the lagna the natives (males or females) become jealous, very passionate and they go astray. Mesha Lagna people shine in professions of martial nature like police or army. They can become good surgeons, chemists, officers of law, mechanics, engineers (particularly electrical engineering), wrestlers etc.

They are fond of music, arts, cinema, drama etc., as Sukra is the Lord of the sign. They generally enjoy good health but if they fall ill, recovery in their case is slow. They accumulate and hoard money and are very cautious in spending. They never take risks in money matters. As Sukra is the Lord of this sign Vrishabha Lagna people take up the trade of luxury goods, cosmetics, scents, jewellery and gems. They can also become agriculturists and farmers as this is an earthy sign. They can become good actors or actresses or muscians, songsters, film producers, owners of theatres etc. They are good husband or wives and their domestic life is stable and happy.

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Vrishabha Lagna people (that is people whose lagna is Vrishabha or in whose birth chart Chandra is in Vrishabha) will be of medium stature and plumpy body. Their forehead would be broad, neck thick and stout, eyes bright, hair dark, complexion clear. They will be solidly built, with big shoulders and muscles well-developed. Vrishabha is a fixed and earthy sign. Vrishabha Lagna people have, therefore great endurance and patience. But when provoked, they become angry and vicious like a bull (the pictorial symbol allotted to this sign is a bull with horns). They are slow and steady, plodding and persevering, patient and persistent. They are conservative. They do not waste their energy. They have a strong will. They do not act in an impulsive manner. They wait for the oppurtunity to come and then take full advantage of it. If there are bad influences on the Lagna, they become lazy and self-indulgent. The natives of this lagna are fond of good food and are very much after money and other wordly possessions. They are ambitious and cheerful. They are also fond of enjoyment as the owner of it is Sukra. Sukra gives wealth. So Vrishabha Lagna people (if the horoscope is otherwise not weak) are fortunate and are favourites of Goddess Lakshmi. The natives of this lagna are sexy but they are steadfast in there love. Bad influences may make them take interest in women other than their own wife.

Mithuna Lagna or when Chandra is in Mithuna in the birth chart. Mithuna Lagna natives are tall, and upright and have a straight body, the hands being long. Complexion is moderate, fair or dark. The eyes look sharp and active, the nose is long. Mithuna is an airy sign. So persons with this lagna live mostly in the mind. They are versatile, restless and like changes very ofteneven if they do not like it they still get changes. Budha is the Lord of this sign. So one is inclined to be a good reader and is fond of writing. Mithuna Lagna native has the capacity to adapt himself to any circumstances. Mithuna is a dual or common sign. This makes the natives of this lagna travel frequently. They are of two minds always and are, therefore, not able to take decisions quickly. Because of the dual nature of the sign, the natives are able to follow more than one occupation at a time. Their faults are mainly because of the daulity in their nature which gives them fickle mindedness and in ability to finish their work. In spite of these faults they have intellectual qualities. They can understand, analyse and quickly grasp things. They have good retentive power and reproduction ability. They are curious to know new things. They can become good detectives, research scholars, editors, journalists, commercials, travellers, accountants, lecturers, solicitors, professors, business men, secretaires, personal assistants, brokers, mathematicians, advertisers. However, persons of this lagna do well when they work under somebody. They are not successful when they are the


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bosses. They are good husband, but they might become intolerable if their married partners come in their way for love of variety and change.

d KATAKA Kataka Lagna or when Chandra is in Kataka. Kataka Lagna persons have a heavy body, slender limbs and powerful claws. The upper portion of their body is generally large. In later age they get a prominent abdomen. They walk with a rolling gait. Their stature is generally short. As the Lord of this sign is Chandra who wanes and waxes, the natives have a remarkable changeable life unless the Lagna fixed sign. Sani's influence makes them less changeful. Like the nature of Chandra their lives are full of tides and ebbs (ups and downs). Their imagination is fertile, but they are often emotional and oversensitive and also sympathetic. Because of sensitiveness, there is a high degree of nervous irritability in their nature. They are timid at one time and courageous at other time. In public life, they are generally successful and are able to achieve honours and wealth. They get angry suddenly but their anger disappears soon. Kataka Lagna persons are fond of home and family comforts. They have a very good memory and when they get into old age they take pleasure in relating even unimportant events of their life to their grand children because they are able to remember the minute details of the past events. The ladies with this lagna are discreet and independent in many ways, but they are not easy to cope with because of their changing ideas and moods. Kataka Lagna people generally prosper in the latter part of their life. They also get inheritances but never without difficulties or obstructions. Natives of this sign are fond of travelling as Kataka jis a movable (Chara) sign. They are steadfast in their life but because Sani makes the house of his partner, these persons generally have to face an unhappy married life unless there are good influences on the Seventh House or the Lord of the Seventh House. Kataka Lagna people very often miss the bus as they take a

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long time in coming to a decision. Kataka Lagna natives love money and like to hoard money. Many of them are of a miserly nature. They are all prone to digestive and lung troubles and also hysteria, nervous disability etc. The professions suited for these persons are Govt. service, commercial career, business in liquids, sea products, jewellery, restaurants. They can be good sailors, sea captains, explorers. As Guru is exalted in this sign they can also become judges or ministers.

e SIMHA Simha Lagna or when Chandra is in Simha rasi in the birth chart. One born with Simha Lagna has well-developed bones and broad forehead. He is of moderate stature, well built and muscular. His appearance is dignified, imposing and commanding as this rasi is owned by Ravi significator of royalty and pictorial symbol of this rasi is a lion. The above characteristics will be striking if Ravi is also posited in Simha in the birth chart. Persons born in this sign are generally (that is when there is no bad influence on the lagna) noble, large-hearted, magnanimous and generous. They are helpful to mankind. They have great faith in friends and relatives. They become the head of organisations with which they are connected. If they are in Government or any commercial organisation, they attain high positions there. They do not talk much. They are fair in their views and want to be treated justly. They also deal with others in the same manner. As Simha is a fiery sign, it gives authority, ambition and brilliance, also a boasting nature. Natives of this lagna get honours and respect. They are kind and loyal. They like pomp and show. As Simha is a fixed sign, the natives may be obstinate and firm in their thinking and attitudes. When they get angry they roar like lions, but their anger is short lived. They have splendid constitution and recover early from illnesses. They are spendthrifts, but if their financial position is not good they have the capacity to face hard times. They have also a liking for gambling and speculation.


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Profession most suited to them is to be a leader of political parties, ministership, Government service, jewellery, dealership in precious metals. Simha Lagna native tries to dominate his household and there will be peace only if his authority is accepted by all. Very often their married life is not happy as the opposite sign which belongs to his partner in life is owned by Sani an enemy of Ravi the Lord of Simha rasi.

f KANYA Kanya Lagna or when Chandra is posited in Kanya rasi in the birth chart. Natives of Kanya Lagna are tall with a slender body. Their eyebrows are curved with hair growth. Their voice is very often thin and sometimes even shrill. They walk quickly and they seldom have a pot-belly. As they are very active, they often appear younger than their actual age. Kanya is ruled by Budha who is an inconstant planet. So Kanya Lagna persons are fond of quick changes. However, they are very conscientious and very capable of handling even unfavourable situations. They are quick like the fast moving Budha. They are thorough and methodical, practical and discriminative. But they lack will-power. The professions most suited to them are doctor, auditor, journalist, teacher, commercial agent, accountant, lawyer, statistician, etc. In spite of the fact that Kanya Lagna natives are changeable in nature, their married life is not unhappy but it is seen than the Kanya Lagna natives take a long time in taking a decision about their marriage. Some of them remain bachelors for a long time, on this account. Some remain unmarried for life. A Kanya Lagna wife wants to treat her married life as a legal partnership. She does not find the sex-life very attractive and would like her husband not to be very demanding in this respect. Our own experience has shown that while Kanya Lagna husband are not so critical or dominating in their homes, Kanya Lagna wives criticise their husband-sometimes to such an extent that their discussions take the shape of a quarrel. Of course such things

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happen mostly when lagna gets evil influence of Shani, Kuja, Rahu or Kethu.

g THULA Thula Lagna or when Chandra is in Thula rasi in the birth chart. The natives of this lagna grow tall with age and have a wellproportioned body. The limbs are slender but strong. The appearance is graceful and attractive. They get bold in adult age. The nose is like a parrot. The natives of this lagna are level-headed. They weigh the merits and demerits of a subject and then express their opinion. They are constructive critics. The pictorial symbol of their sign is "balance." The Thula Lagna natives are, therefore, reasonable and just. They are also modest and gentle. They love happy and harmonious life. They want peace even if they are losers in transaction. If they lose their temper, they soon subside. Thula is a movable sign, therefore Thula Lagna persons like changes in their life and environments. They are popular and have a spirit of sacrifice in them. Thula is an airy sign. All airy signs make the natives intellectual. So they have fertile imagination, correct intuition, brilliant intellect, refinement and pleasant nature. Thula Lagna natives have an unassuming nature and humanitarian instincts. They lean more to the spiritual side than to the pure physical one. Many illustrious saints of the world were born with Thula Lagna. Thula Lagna natives love peace alright but they cannot be bullied. You cannot get anything out from them by threatening them or by force. On their side they are against such things. They are fond of good dress and other comforts as Sukra is the Lord of this sign. Thula Lagna persons are most suited for business and law. They can also become good actors, musicians, architects, salesmen and story-writers. As Thula Lagna people love peace, their domestic and married life is generally happy. They love their home, family and their property. Thula Lagna girls are tactful, intelligent and wise. They love and adore their partners.


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h VRISCHIKA Vrischika Lagna or Chandra in Vrischika rasi in the birth chart. Vrischika is the negative sign of Kuja and, therefore the persons with Vrischika Lagna will manifest and qualities different from these of Mesha Lagna as Mesha is Kuja's positive rasi. This is not one of the good signs of the zodiac. Vrischika is pictorially represented as scorpio who is venemous? The body of the Vrischika Lagna native is well-proportioned. Hands are generally long. The stature is above average. Face is broad with commanding appearance. Such natives generally have a good personality. Vrischika is a fixed sign. As a result the native is a particularly determined individual. He will crush the obstacles before him and move forward. He will fight up to the end even if the battle is a losing one. It is also a watery sign which gives fertile imagination and sharp intelligence. The native is also emotional. He has remarkable intuitive powers. As a medical man this would help him to diagnose correctly. The native has self assertion, impulsiveness, courage, resolution, independence, excitement and forcefulness. He has his own likes and dislikes. He is an extremist. He has either practical business ability or he is quite reckless. He is unyielding. He is selfmade. It is a highly sexed sign. We have seen in our experience several horoscopes of Vrischika Lagna people whose sexual madness is beyond description. In one case we found that in his sexual adventures the native had illicit connections with low caste women working in his home. He also did not spare even his near female relations falling within prohibited category. Such natives have their lagna and seventh house Guru and Sukra badly afflicted. A good Vrischika Lagna native evinces great interest in occult sciences and spiritual experiments. There are good research scholars amongst persons having this lagna. Vrischika Lagna persons have a very harsh tongue, they think of themselves only. They are selfish to the core. They do not hesitate in passing sarcastic remarks. They always have something hidden up in their sleeves-secrets with which to beat or disgrace others. They are revengeful and if they are at any time beaten or injured by somebody in some way or other, they must take revenge

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even if they have to wait for an opportunity for the whole of their life. They take special pleasure in criticising others to prove their own superiority. Recently a lady brought to us a horoscope of her husband. His lagna was Vrischika with the Lord of lagna badly placed. We frankly told the lady that her husband must be a very demanding one. Before we could give further reading of the horoscope she showed us her bare skin which bore blue marks of cane-beating. Such are Vrischika Lagna people, if the lagna does not get good influences from planets like Guru. As we have said earlier, they are extremists and when they lose control on themselves, they can go to the farthest limit of depravity. The domestic life of Vrischika Lagna persons can be happy only, if every member of the family is submissive to them. Only their say in all matters should count. They are extra-vagant in expenditure most of which is on their own comforts and pleasures, thus creating at times difficult situations in the family. The professions most suited to Vrischika Lagna persons are: chemistry, medicine, insurance, surgery, army, police, butchery naval service. They can become very successful detectives. Our intention in describing above the general characteristics of Vrischika Lagna persons should not be interpreted to mean that all natives of this lagna are bad. Our late lamented and a statesman of the highest calibre Rajaji was a Vrischika lagna native but the students will see that he had also many of the qualities of Vrischika Lagna we have described above.

i DHANUS Dhanus Lagna or Chandra in Dhanus rasi in the birth chart. Dhanus is owned by Guru and it is Guru's positive sign. The natives of this lagna have a well proportioned and welldeveloped body. They are generally tall with a large forehead, high and bushy eye-brows, long nose, bright eyes, graceful look, fair complexion and handsome figures. Dhanus is a fiery sign. The natives are, therefore, bold, courageous and pushful. They are ambitious, greedy and have high aspirations. They are not timid. They face adverse situations with fortitude. They have self-confidence. They are at their best when they have difficulties and obstacles before them. The fiery sign


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gives them energy, enthusiasm, vigour and vitality. Dhanus is a dual or a common sign. the natives of this lagna are, therefore, unable to take quick decisions. They will be, for quite sometime, considering the pros and cons of the problems before them. As Guru is the Lord of this sign the natives are God fearing and love only truth. They stick to their principles, even though their action is likely to giving unfavourable results. They go in for higher education and are fond of travelling. The Lord of the sign Guru gives them a broad mind, confidence, truth and spiritual uplift. They are very intuitive and their intuition generally proves correct. They are always for justice. If the lagna is afflicted by evil influences of Sani, Kuja, Rahu or Kethu, the natives become deceptive. They exaggerate their own qualities. They try to show themselves as great men which they know they are not. They make promises with no intention of keeping them. We know of a Dhanus Lagna native who has the Lord of lagna in lagna itself making it very strong but the lagna has evil influence of Sani and Kuja with the result that the native has become a first rate hypocrite. He is the owner of a magazine in which the best of the articles are published with his name as their writer while the writers are some other persons. He makes promises to pay remuneration to the contributors but never pays them a single paisa. Dhanus Lagna persons can get success in Government service, as judges, lawyers, teachers, writers, astrologers, preachers, politicians, ministers, bank employees or as heads or workers of religious institutions.

j MAKARA Makara Lagna or when Chandra is in Makara rasi in the birth chart. Makara Lagna persons are emaciated and weal and grow slowly. Their body will not be plumpy or muscular but slender. A native of this lagna grows tall suddenly on becoming young and his constitution improves with age. His nose is long and eyes deep set. The hair are coarse.

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Makara is an earthy sign, so the Makara Lagna native is economical, prudent, reasonable, thoughtful and practical minded. He is methodical, slow and steady and patient. He is calculative and business-like. Makara is also a movable sign. This indicates after giving due consideration to any matter, the Makara Lagna native will come to a quick decision. He will have push and confidence. He has a special organizing capacity and a lot of tolerance. A Makara Lagna native is generally not an optimistic person. He will have to accept the reality of a thing when the outcome is known. Makara is owned by Sani. If the lagna does not have evil influences, the native will be honest, sincere and reliable. If the lagna is afflicted, he will be dishonest, selfish, greedy, miserly and may even become a criminal. Further with good influences on lagna, the native will never be idle. On the other hand, he will be very hardworking and always keep himself busy. With bad influences on lagna, the native will become lazy and a pessimist to the extreme. Makara Lagna natives are conservative by nature. They will not care for difficulties, handicaps and hindrances which will always be there for such people. They will continue to work until they bring their work or task entrusted to them to a successful conclusion. They are hard workers and are able to consolidate their position sooner or later. Professions most suitable to Makara Lagna people are: service in business concerns, municipality, or Government. They are also very well suited to work in mines and oil concerns. They can also become engineers, scientists or research scholars. Makara Lagna people generally marry late. They are good husbands and fathers of many children, but they do not make a show of their affection. On the other hand, they would enforce discipline in the house as they do in the place of their work.

k KUMBHA Kumbha Lagna or when Chandra is in Kumbha rasi in the birth chart. The persons born in this lagna are generally tall with full stature. They are strong. Their complexion is fair and appearance


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hand-some. Kumbha is an airy sign. So the Kumbha Lagna natives are intelligent. They are not carried away by flattery. They are good character readers. They act after very carefully considering the pros and cons of everything. They are slow in understanding things but once they get at them, they can handle them with ease and confidence. They have a broad outlook and human understanding. They are unselfish, human and impersonal. They move in a select society. They are reserved in nature and are great moralists. They have wonderful intuitional capacity. As Kumbha is a fixed sign, the natives stick to their principles. They work persistently in all their undertakings. They are very strong in their likes and dislikes. They have an inclination towards learning physic subjects. They develop intuition and inspiration. They prefer secluded places and can go in deep meditation. Many of the saints of our times and great men who have or had sacrificed their lives for the good of humanity, were born in Kumbha Lagna. Kumbha Lagna persons are at home in every profession. They are good in government service, in commercial institutions, as engineers or research scholars. On account of their introductional capacity they become very proficient astrologers. They shine best as heads of religious or charitable institutions. The married life of Kumbha Lagna native is happy only if their partner is as intelligent as they are. They are steadfast in their affection, but they do not like to display it.

l MEENA

I salute KETU, who resembles Butea Frondosa ('palasa' flower) who is the head of stars and planets and who is wrathful and fearsome.

Meena Lagna or when Chandra is posited in Meena rasi in the birth chart. Meena Lagna persons are generally short in stature but they are plumpy with short hands and feet. Meena is a watery sign ruled by Guru. The natives are, therefore, by nature philosophical, restless, full of imagination, and fond of romantic life. They are honest, human and helpful. They always have "forget and forgive" spirit. On account of their being overliberal and overgenerous, they often hamper their own progress. They are very happy when they can spend their money to help others and on charitable causes.


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Meena is a dual sign, so the natives are not steady. They may easily change from, one profession to another. Meena Lagna people can be good occultists and traders dealings in liquids. They can also succeed in import and export business but they are best suited for charitable institutions. They can become good actors and musicians as Sukra is exalted in this sign. They can also succeed as ministers and physicians. They are also successful in the navy, in shipping organisations, hospitals or sanatoriums. The married life of Meena Lagna persons is generally happy, but they have a jealous nature and being natives of a dual sign, they are always two mined. Their partners in life have, therefore, to be careful and try to adjust themselves with the changing moods, tastes and fancies of their husbands, if they want to have a peaceful and happy domestic life.

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EFFECTS OF PLANETS IN DIFFERENT SIGNS (RASIS) A RAVI a MESHA When Ravi is in this sign the native is, active, intelligent, famous, fond of travelling, wealthy, but there is rise and fall in fortune. He is abitious, has initiative and possesses a dominating nature. He is honest, liberal and is inclined towards spiritualism particularly in old age. Ravi is exalted in this sign. b VRISHABHA Slow and steady, obstinate, fond of pleasures, hard workers, fond of music and arts, likes good food and female company, sociable, intelligent. c MITHUNA Talkative, intelligent, learned, scholarly, wealthy, critical, lacks orginality. d KATAKA Poor, sad, unhappy, sickly, traveller, subordinate, lack of initiative, dull, homosexual tendencies. e SIMHA (Own Sign) Obstinate, firm, dominating, not always rich, does not like dependence on others, liberal minded. f KANYA Fond of literary pursuits, likes poetry and literature, linguist, scholarly, memory very good, good in arguments, logical, acts like females, intelligent, journalist, mathematician.

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g THULA (Sign of debilitation) Sells or makes liquor, tactless, drunkard, morals not good, abusive speech, bad character, submissive showy.


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h VRISHCHIKA Reckless, bold, cruel, obstinate, without firm principles, can become a good surgeon and army or police officer.

e SIMHA Bold, arrogant, not liked by the other sex, stomach troubles, unhappy, mental anxiety, proud, ambitious, orthodox views.

i DHANUS Happy, liked by people, earns well, rich, honest, dependable, but short tempered. (This is so because Ravi is a fiery planet and Dhanus is a fiery sign).

f KANYA Beautiful complexion, good looking, rich, honest, well behaved, modest, truthful, virtuous, intelligent, good talker, gets more daughters than sons, astrolger, fond of music, dancing and arts.

j MAKARA Means, obstinate, miser, lazy, hard working, prudent, progress slow.

g THULA Deformed limbs, sickly, not popular amongst his relations, intelligent, business-like, balanced mind, clever, good nature, not ambitious, contented.

k KUMBHA Unhappy, obstinate, no riches, obstacles and difficulties in life, may renounce world in later age, good astrologer. l MEENA Fond of peace, dealer in jewellery, liquid preparations, sea products, wealthy, liked by women, fond of occult activities.

E CHANDRA a MESHA Likes travelling, impulsive, likes other sex, irritable nature, fickle minded, passionate, ambitious, very sensitive about his self respect, bold, active, aggessive and at times rash. b VRISHABHA Happy, intelligent, good looking, well built body, fond of opposite sex, happy in middle and old age, rich, patient, inconsistent, wavering mind, fond of eating and drinking, popular in public, passionate. Chandra is exalted in this sign.

j VRISCHIKA (Sign of debilitation) Likes to live away from his parents and elders, quarrelsome, frank, cruel, malicious, unhappy, obstinate immoral but wealthy. i DHANUS Good intellect, happy married life, gets inheritance, likes literature and arts, showy, author. j MAKARA Virtuous, attached to his wife and children, quick grasp, selfish nature, inconsistent, low morals, lazy, miser, mean. k KUMBHA Fair looking, well formed body, tall, diplomatic, good far-sight, learned, emotional, mystical, healing power, good intuition, fond of meditation and religious activities, gets visions may renounce world at a later stage in life. l MEENA Dealer in liquids, sea products, jewellery, cosmetics, perfumes, subdued by opposite sex, learned, steady, simple, popular, modest, spiritually inclined in later life, fond of occult activities.

c MITHUNA Learned, scholarly, good looking, looks younger than his/her age, good speaker, fond of humour, music, intuitive, long lived.

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d KATAKA (Own Sign) Under influence of women, good nature but wavering mind, good looking, kind, sensitive, fond of travelling overseas, owns lands and buildings, walks with a wavering gait.

a MESHA (Own Sign) A very good organiser, commander, army officer, physician, surgeon, police officer, rash, aggressive, active, hasty, frank, generous, extravagant, acts first and thinks later.


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b VRISHABHA Very sexual, loose morals, no principles, selfish, tyrant, rash, emotional, more an animal than human in his passions, wrestler.

l MEENA Fair complexion, passionate, faithful, unclean, instable life, unhappy domestic life.

c MITHUNA Fond of domestic life; refined taste, learned, well built, ambitious, good poet or musician, diplomatic, intelligent, can become a good detective.

B BUDHA a MESHA Moderate height, clever, social, materialistic, instable thinking, impulsive, deceitful, unreliable, evil minded.

d KATAKA (Sign of debilitation) Intelligent, wealthy, rich wicked, medical and surgical proficiency, fickle minded, speculative nature.

b VRISHABHA Well built, intelligent, stability in thinking, generous, wealthy, sensual, capable of holding high position, well read, showy.

e SIMHA Learnings towards astronomy, astrology and mathematics, obedient to parents, respects elders, liberal, mental complaints, successful, restless.

c MITHUNA (Own sign) Well behaved, good looking, youngish features, tall, active, good in research work, witty, fond of music, fond of travelling, long lived, wealthy.

f KANYA Digestion poor, married life unhappy, accident prone, conceited, boastful, deceptive.

d KATAKA Low stature, diplomatic, sensitive, sensual liable to consumption, loose morals, wavering nature.

g THULA Tall, good body, complexion fair, ambitious, works hard to become wealthy, warlike, kind, gentle, fond of women and gets into trouble on account of his excesses in this direction.

e SIMHA Wanderer, proud orator, early marriage, impulsive, likes wandering about, generally like to be in stable profession like Government service.

h VRISCHIKA Diplomatic, good memory, malicious nature, very obstinate, aggressive, proud, successful.

c KANYA (Own and Exaltation Sign) Good looking, well read, generous, good intuition, orator, author, journalist, astrologer, astronomer, mathematician, teacher, good character.

i DHANUS Popular, famous, achieves high authority in administration, good statesman, few children, quarrelsome, law abiding, active, ambitious, aggressive, pushful.

g THULA Fair looking, good intuition, courteous, faithful, balanced mind, philosophical.

j MAKARA (Sign of exaltation) Rich, high political position, commander, high police officer, administrator, many sons, generous, industrious, good constitution, respected, brave, influential.

h VRISCHIKA Loose morals, excessive sex indulgence, victim of venereal diseases or diseases of generative organs, reckless, selfish, arrogant, indiscreet.

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organiser, capable, honest.

j MAKARA Inclined to enter business line, economical, clever, suspicious, slow, hard working. k KUMBHA Quarrelsome, sociable, famous, makes quick progress, health not good. l MEENA (Sign of Debilitation) Servant, imitable nature, brooding, petty minded, failures in life.

K GURU a MESHA Fiery nature, powerful, wealthy, learned, many children, generous, courteous but has a sense of superiority, happy married life, holds high positions. b VRISHABHA Learned, stability in life, has fixed ideas about things, showy, very able, sensual, inclined to the evil of self gratification. c MITHUNA Able debater, tall, well built, generous, learned linguist. d KATAKA (Sign of Exaltation) Well read, like a king, wealthy, intelligent, faithful, minister or high priest or a great saint. e SIMHA Impressive appearance, moderate stature, ambitious, holds Governmental positions. c KANYA Ambitious, selfish, fortunate, miser, learned, patient. g THULA Good looking, open-minded, strong, able, religious minded, just.

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h VRISCHIKA Good manners, well built, fond of showing his superiority over others, selfish, not very good health, passionate, unhappy. i DHANUS (Own Sign) Wealthy, learned, influential, noble, dependable, charitable, good organising capacity, good talker. j MAKARA (Sign of Debilitation) Tactless, ill behaved unhappy, jealous, inconsistent. k KUMBHA Not rich but learned, popular, amiable nature, dreamy and meditative, inclinations towards renunciation. l MEENA (Own Sign) Likely to get some inheritance, medium stature, enterprising, holds high positions.

C SUKRA a MESHA Emotional, impulsive, dreamy, fickle minded, unhappy, wise, easy going, loose morals, extravagant, mainly spends for satisfaction for lust. b VRISHABHA (Own Sign) Good looking, good body, firm, independent, sensual, fond of pleasures, lazy, has taste in music, dancing, fine arts. c MITHUNA Wealthy, generous, respected, popular, intelligent, fond of women, learned. d KATAKA (Sign of Exaltation) Emotional, timid, may marry more than once, sorrowful nature, many children, sensitive. e SIMHA Makes money through or from women, passionate, emotional, hasty, superiority complex, victory over enemies. f KANYA (Sign of Debilitation) Unhappy, sexy, illicit connections, talkative, rich, learned, loose


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may be deprived of mother's association.

g THULA (Own Sign) Intelligent, generous, philosophical, good looking, happy marriage, passionate, proud, respected, good intuition, intellectual pursuits, wide travels, may become a great statesman, balanced nature, inclined to write poetry or fiction on romantic themes.

e SIMHA Obstinate, few sons, unfortunate, good writer, malicious nature.

h VIRSCHIKA Quarrelsome, independent, unjust, notorious for love affairs, not rich, sex maniac.

g THULA (Sign of Exaltation) Famous, leader of men, politician, rich, respected, powerful, sound judgment, charitable, fond of women.

i DHANUS Wealthy, powerful, influential, respected, happy domestic life, high position.

h VRISCHIKA Rash, hard-hearted, petty minded, violent, unhappy, danger from poisons, fire and weapons, poor health, bad habits.

j MAKARA Fond of low class women, no principles, loose morals, weak body.

i DHANUS Active, clever, famous, loves peace, unhappy married life, wealthy, generally happy.

k KUMBHA Popular, handsome, chaste, loves peace, helpful to others.

j MAKARA (Own Sign) Intelligent, hard working, good domestic life (if Chandra is not afflicted), learned, suspicious, revengeful, philosophical.

l MEENA (Sign of Exaltation) Good and humorous nature, learned, popular, refined, respected, fond of comforts and pleasures, wealthy.

L SHANI a MESHA (Sign of debilitation) Idiot, wanderer, cruel, commits frauds, quarrelsome, perverse, sorrowful, unhappy. b VRISHABHA Deceitful, successful, likes loneliness, has self control, worries about small things. c MITHUNA Miserable, untidy, thin, few children, narrow minded. d KATAKA Poor, pleasure seeking, few children, rich but selfish, obstinate,

f KANYA Poor, malicious nature, quarrelsome, rude, weak health, orthodox type.

k KUMBHA (Own Sign) Diplomatic, able, happy, intellectual, enemies prove more powerful.

P RAHU a MESHA No courage, lazy, not straight forward, immoral. b VRISHABHA (Sign of Exaltation) Happy, ugly, emotional, wealthy. c MITHUNA Singer, saintly, courageous, long lived. d KATAKA Liberal, sickly, poor, clever, deceitful, many enemies.


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e SIMHA Clever, diplomatic, noble, thinker.

g THULA Suffers from leprosy, lusty, short-tempered, unhappy.

f KANYA Popular, soft-spoken, poet, writer, singer, wealthy.

h VRISCHIKA (Sign of Exaltation) Short-tempered, leprosy, clever, talkative, deceitful, poor.

g THULA Short lived, dental troubles, good executive, gets inheritance.

i DHANUS Liar, deceitful.

h VRISCHIKA (Sign of Debilitation) Deceitful, loose morals, sickly, extravagant.

j MAKARA Goes in exile, hard working, courageous, famous.

i DHANUS Happy in early life, may be adopted in childhood, a bad friend.

k KUMBHA Unhappy, wanderer, extravagant, ordinary means.

k KUMBHA No family, learned, friendly, sweet speech, (Some take Kumbha as own sign of Rahu)

l MEENA Goes to foreign lands, emotional, hard working, devotional, inclined towards spiritualism. Note I : Rahu and Kethu are shadowy planets and generally give the result or effects of the Lord of the sign in which they are placed or of the planet with which they are in conjunction. The rasiwise effects of Rahu and Kethu should not, therefore, always be accepted as gospel truth. Note II : The above are general effects of planets in different signs. The results are modified according to their position with reference to Lagna, and other influences on the planets by aspects of other planets or by conjunction etc.

l MEENA Religious minded, well behaved, peaceful, fond of arts, clever.

Q KETHU a MESHA Instable, talkative, happy. b VRISHABHA (Sign of Debilitation) Unhappy, lazy, talkative, lusty. c MITHUNA Suffers from windy troubles, proud, not easily satisfied, short lived, looses temper easily. d KATAKA Unhappy, fear from ghosts. e SIMHA Talkative, timid, impatient, fear of snake-bite. f KANYA Sickly, Mental Flexibility, Suffers from digestive troubles.

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GENERAL EFFECTS OF PLANETS IN DIFFERENT HOUSES (BHAVA) A RAVI

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First : Very particular about his self respect, short-tempered, suffers from billious and windy troubles, emotional, lives in foreign lands, thin body, broad forehead, courageous, wealth unstable little hair on the head. Second : Mouth troubles, wealthy, fortunate, quarrelsome, poor eyesight, dental troubles, troubles from Government, family unhappiness. Third : Brave, famous, respected by Government, poet, no happiness from brothers and relations, wealthy. Fourth : Unhappy, handsome, cruel, squanders ancestral wealth, unhappiness from relations, fond of occult sciences, no conveyances. Fifth : Sickly, few children, good morals, intelligent, unhappy, short-tempered. Sixth : Conquers enemies, famous, good vitality, bad for maternal relations, brave, just, healthy. Seventh : Unhappy conjugal life, sensitive about self-respect, hard hearted, selfish, punished by Government, anxiety. Eigth : Bilious troubles, anxiety, short tempered, wealthy, impatient, dull headed. Ninth : Yogi, good morals and good behaviour, leader, astrologer, courageous, comfort of conveyances, servants, bad for father. Tenth : Respected, wealthy, famous, respected and honoured by Government, high administrative position, minister, liberal, popular. Eleventh : Wealthy, powerful, happy, proud, yogi, few children, stiach troubles.


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Twelfth : Left eye troubles, lazy, goes to foreign countries and prospers there, no friends, emaciated body.

E CHANDRA First : If Lagna be in Kataka, Mesha, Vrishabha or Thula rasis, or Chandra be waxing, then native will be handsome, liberal, learned and wealthy. In other rasis Chandra gives bad effects like bad health, little wealth and unhappiness. Second : Happy, good friends, wealthy. If there be full Moon, the native is very wealthy. Third : Looks after his brothers and sisters, bold, learned, miser, changes his profession many times. Fourth : Good relations, happiness, wealthy, conveyances, all comforts. Fifth : Timid, learned, intelligent, many children. Sixth : Stomach troubles, sickly, defeated by enemies, poor. Seventh : Handsome, happy, lusty. If the Chandra be waning, sickly and poor. Eighth : Intelligent, sickly, short lived if Chandra be waning. Ninth : Wealthy, pious, courageous, charitable, happy. Tenth : Wealthy, pious, courageous, charitable, happy. Eleventh : Wealthy, many children, long lived, good friends, many servants, famous, courageous. Twelfth : Jealous, mean, eyesight weak, lazy, unhappy, gets disgrace and insults.

F KUJA First : Cruel, courageous, rash, ambitious, prone to accidents, marks of wounds, cuts on face or body, unhappy, not rich. Second : Harsh tongue, poor, dull headed, causes quarrels in family, uneducated, eye troubles. Third : Famous, brave, patient, courageous, expert in many fields, loss of brothers and sisters, harsh tongue. Fourth : Comfort of conveyances, blessed with children, loss of mother or unhappiness from that direction, may live away from native place, short lived, untimely death, gains in agriculture.

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Fifth : Short-tempered, deceitful, bad habits, sickly particularly stomach troubles, emotional, loss of children. Sixth : Courageous, powerful, patient, vanquishes enemies, indebted, police officer, skin troubles, blood poisoning, extravagant. Seventh : Unhappiness in married life, loss of life partner, short-tempered, harsh tongue, cunning, poor, jealous. Eighth : Sickly, loose morals, eye troubles, the person will dress ordinarily and though constantly cursed by the public will be meritorious with an authoritative position over a large number of people. Ninth : Jealous, false pride, short-tempered, leader, high officer, famous, bad relations with brothers, bad for father. Tenth : Wealthy, happy, famous, respected, comforts of conveyances, few or no children, bad for mother. Eleventh : Harsh tongue, false pride, short-tempered, wealthy (though by undesirable methods), courageous. Twelfth : Bad eye-sight, loss of wife/husband, short-tempered, quarrelsome, extravagant, mean, has secret enemies or he acts as a secret enemy to others.

B BUDHA First : Long lived, mathematician, witty, liberal, learned, popular with opposite sex, soft speech, friendly nature, wealthy. Second : Orator, handsome, happy, clever, a good lawyer, successful agent, accumulates wealth, courageous, good deeds. Third : Proficient in his work, hard working, timid, author, good palmist, editor, poet, has children, fond of comforts, few brothers and sisters, instable, good businessman, fond of short travels, good neighbours. Fourth : Learned, fortunate, comfort of conveyances, charitable, diplomatic, heavy body, lazy, fond of music, liberal writer. Fifth : Happy, intelligent, respected, fond of instrumental music, poet, hard working. Sixth : Quarrelsome, lazy, sickly, proud, weak, constitution, lusty, illicit love affairs. Seventh : Handsome, learned, good in business, wealthy, writer, editor, happy, religious minded, lacks vitality, long lived.


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Eighth : Long lived, respected, proud, respected by Government, mental unhappiness, orator, wealthy likely to get inheritance. Nine : Good morals, poet, singer, editor, writer astrologer, learned, fortunate, likes to be a businessman. Tenth : Truthful, learned, popular and respected, studious, clever, just, fortunate, obedient to parents, landlord. Eleventh : Long lived, yogi, good morals, wealthy, famous, learned leader, honest, handsome, has children, victorious over enemies. Twelfth : Learned, lazy, speaks little, learned in Shastras, writer, knowledge of Vendanta, charitable. Note : It should always be kept in mind that Buddha is generally very near the Sun and on account of this constant association, he is not able to give all results in full as described above. He is able to give results ascribed to him when he is free from combustion and malefic association.

K GURU First : Astrologer, long lived, devoted to his work, learned, social worker, illustrious, frank, sensitive about his self respect, handsome, happy, humble, wealthy, has many children, respected by Government, religious minded. Second : Handsome body, sweet speech, loud voice, has children, wealth and immovable property, respected by Government, popular, good deeds, fortunate, defeats enemies, long lived. Third : Has control over his senses, learned in Shastras, author, goes away from native place, yogi, respected, lusty, fond of women, fond of travelling, has many brothers and sisters. Fourth : Fond of comforts, good body, proficient, hard working, astrologer, good education, few children, respected by Government, loves mother, practical habits.

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Eigth : Long lived, good manners, soft spoken writer, loses wealth, gets diseases in secret parts. Ninth : Famous, may renounce world, yogi, highly religious, learned in Shastras and Vedanta, fortunate, learned, respected by Government and people, intelligent, has children. Tenth : Good deeds, famous and respected, holds position of dignity, judge or minister, Prime Minister, President, just, successful astrologer, truthful, obedient to Gurus and parents, rich. Eleventh : Handsome, healthy, gives wealth, good businessman or banker, contented few children, learned, respected by Government, spends on good causes. Twelfth : Lazy, happy, yogi, helpful to others, liberal, greedy. Note : There is a school of thought that if Guru is posited alone in bhavas 2, 5, 7 and 11, he gives evil results of that bhava. Experience has shown that this is not true. Actually, if a malefic planet in any bhava comes in association with Guru, he gives good results at the cost of Guru's good qualities. Guru thus gives evil results only when he is in association with a malefic planet or owns evil houses in any particular horoscope. We shall discuss this matter further in a later lesson.

C SUKRA First : Long lived, handsome face and body, respected and famous, happy, soft spoken, cultured, likes to go away from his native place (this happens when Sukra is in a movable sign), passionate, attraction towards opposite sex, respected by Government (this means he holds high position in Government). Second : Wealthy, fond of sweet foods, famous, fortunate, good family, dealer in jewellery or owns jewellery, learned. Third : Happy, wealthy, miser, lazy, artist, learned, fortunate, fond of travelling, has more sisters than brothers.

Fifth : Astrologer, popular, highest position in the family, successful in speculation, many children.

Fourth : Handsome, powerful, helpful to others, charitable, proficient, practical and clever, fond of comforts, fortunate, has children, long lived, owns conveyances.

Sixth : Soft spoken, famous, learned, weak constitution, recovers from illness early, few enemies.

Fifth : Happy, fond of pleasures, just, charitable, dependable, learned, famous, orator, blessed with children, poet, romantic.

Seventh : Fortunate, learned, orator, head of clan, humble, patient, happy married life.

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Seventh : Conjugal happiness, liberal, popular, wealthy, improvement in life after marriage, passionate, illicit connections, fond of music, fortunate. Eighth : Goes to foreign lands, cruel, sickly, short, tempered, inclination towards occult services, studious, unhappy, illicit relations with persons of opposite sex. Ninth : Religious minded, clever, happy domestic life, kind, goes for pilgrimage to holy lands, respected by Government. Tenth : Fond of pleasures, wealthy, just, astrologers, greedy, fortunate, kind. Eleventh : Fond of pleasures, has conveyances stable, wealth, popular, helpful to others, jeweller, very rich, passionate, has children. Twelfth : Just, lazy, sinful, seminal disorders has connections with persons of the opposite sex, wealthy, voracious eater, extravagant.

L SHANI First : If Sani is in Makara or Thula rasi (own and exalted signs respectively), then very rich and happy otherwise poor. Second : Diseases of the mouth, harsh tongue, quarrels in family. Good if Shani is in Thula or Kumbha rasis - then wealthy and good family relations. Third : Good health, yogi, learned, quick worker, wrestler, defeats enemies, fortunate. Fourth : Infamous, emaciated body, short-tempered, deceitful, fortunate, melancholy, little domestic happiness, bad for mother. Fifth : Windy troubles, wanderer, learned, has children, lazy. Sixth : Vanquishes enemies, fond of pleasures, yogi, throat troubles, asthma sufferer, powerful but immoral. Seventh : Short tempered, poor, wanderer, low deeds, lazy, passionate, troubles in conjugal life or no marriage at all or marriage at late stage, illicit connection with person older in age. Eighth : Deceitful, talkative, suffers from leprosy, timid, desease of generative organs, piles, learned, liberal long lived. Ninth : Sickly, wanderer, talkative, religious minded, without brothers and sisters, bad position for father.

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Tenth : Leader, just, hard worker, stomach troubles, respected by Government, rich (It is believed that Sani in tenth at times brings a sudden fall from high position). Eleventh : Long life, short tempered, happy, yogi, hard working, successful business, learned, childless, may have some daughters, good health, powerful. Twelfth : Insanity, imprisonment, lazy, sickly, extravagant, bad habits, immoral, harsh tongue, suspicious, jealous, harmful for maternal relations.

P RAHU First : Selfish, suspicious, head diseases, rebel, low deeds, studious, weak constitution, passionate, few children. Second : Prospers in foreign lands, generally lives away from family or creates troubles in family, harsh tongue, few children, wealthy, miser, meat eater. Third : Yogi, goes away from native place, long lived, learned. Fourth : Discontented, unhappy, little happiness from mother's side (may be due to early death of mother), untruthful, domestic life distrubed. Fifth : Stomach ailments, a good diplomat, poor, squanders family's wealth, fortunate, fond of Shastras, not a good position for progeny (children) - causes abortions or gives few children in a benefic rasi. Sixth : Gains from foreigners, healthy, vanquishes enemies, waist pains, long lived, courageous, wealthy, famous. Seventh : Early death of wife, loss in business wanderer, immoral, greedy. Eighth : Diseases of generative organs or other secret parts, short tempered, harsh tongue, boastful, passionate. Ninth : Goes away from native place, does pilgrimage to holy places, not very fortunate up to the age of 42, religious minded. Tenth : Lazy, talkative, irregular in work, religious minded, unhappiness in regard to childern. Eleventh : Immoral, hard working servant, extravagant, passionate. Twelfth : Immoral, hard working servant, extravagant, passionate.


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Q KETHU First : Instable mind, timid, mischievious, cruel, short lived, devoid of happiness, good results if Kethu is in Vrischika rasi. Then he gives wealth and comforts. Second : Unhealthy, harsh tongue, mouth diseases, rebel. Third : Instable, suffers from windy diseases, no brothers or sisters or little happiness from them, good for wealth. Fourth : Talkative, useless, lazy, unemployed. Fifth : Harms progeny, yogi, intelligent, but suspicious, short tempered, fond of pleasures, does not do good to anybody. Sixth : Fear from ghosts, windy diseases, fevers, accidents, long lived, wealthy, quarrelsome, litigation. Seventh : Unhappy conjugal life, may cause separation amongst partners, fear during travels. Eighth : Evil minded, mean society, clever, short lived, bad for husband in a female horoscope. Ninth : Infamous, unhappy, no rise in life up to 48 years. Tenth : Misbehaves with father, unfortunate, falls pride, yogi, may renounce world. Eleventh : Gains from unfair means, not intelligent, harms himself, long lived. Twelfth : Thief, tantrik yogi, extravagant, ill health, may cause insanity, gives salvation. Note : Above described the general effects of planets in different bhavas (houses) according to the natural significations and characteristics of the planets and the houses (bhavas). These effects are likely to be modified in different birth charts in accordance with the rising sign i.e., lagna and the sign in which a planet is posited. The lordship of houses of the planets will also have its influence. For example, if Mesha is lagna and Guru is in the fourth house, he will be in Kataka rasi which is the exaltation sign of Guru. But if Thula is lagna fourth house will fall in Makara rasi and Guru will be in his sgn of debilitation (neecha rasi). In Mesha Guru is lord of ninth house, an auspicious house, so his presence in fourth will give very auspicious results in regard to what Guru signific what the fourth house signifies and what the ninth house signifies. In Thula lagna Guru will give bit results because not only he will be in his

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sign of debilitation but because he would be lord of the 3rd and 12th houses- two inauspicious houses. In this manner the results have to be assessed from the position of a planet in a particular housebut weight has also to be given to the natural significations as described in this lesson in coming to a final conclusion.

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EFFECTS DUE TO OWNERSHIP OF VARIOUS HOUSES BY PLANETS

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After giving the students a general idea of the characteristics of rasis and planets, guiding them how a horoscope is cast, how the positions and strength etc., of planets are ascertained, what is the signification of each house, how the Vimshotari Dasa major periods and minor periods ae worked out, we come to the productive part of astrology from Lesson XIV. The present lesson is one of the most important ones from the predictive point of view and for judgment of a horoscope. Because it is the ownership of a planet of a good or bad house which modifies to a large extent the effects of his natural good or malefic nature. Natural benefics like Guru, Sukra, Chandra, Buddha become malefics and even killers (marakas) for certain ascendants on account of their ownership of bad houses while malefics like Shani and Kuja become benefics per excellence by virtue of the ownership of good or auspicious houses. According to Parashari system (that is according to principles of Hindu Astrology laid down by Maharishi Parashar) the lords of trines (trikonas) are always auspicious. The trikonas are 5th and 9th houses and also 1st which is a trikone as well as a kendra house. When benefics own kendras they are said to become evil. When malefics become lords of kendras (angles or quadrants), they are believed to invariably become good. The lords of 2nd and 12th houses give good results if they are in conjunction with favourable planents. This is what the Parashari principle says but in actual experience and working we do not consider the lord of 12th giving good results, 12th house is one of the bad houses and its lord should be treated as such. This is our advice based on practical experience. The lord of 8th, if he happens to be lord of 1st or lagna becomes good. We will find this position only when the lagna is Mesha or Thula. When Mesha will be first house, the 8th house will


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fall in Vrishika Rasi. So Kuja, the lord of 1st and 8th Mesha lagna will give good results in spite of his lordship over the 8th house. In Thula lagna Sukra will be lord of 1st and the 8th houses. Here the 8th house will fall in Vrishabha rasi. When a planet is lord of a kendra as well as a trine he will be a benefic par excellence. In astrological terminology we call such a planet as a yogakaraka planet for that lagna. Rahu and Kethu produce good results when they are in benefic signs-that is in the signs of planets who are benefic by lordship for a particular lagna. Another principle is that the good or evil planets (by lordship) become more and more powerful as they are lords of 1st, 4th, 7th, 10th houses; 5th, 9th houses; 3rd, 6th, 11th houses. In other words, 4th is stronger thank 1st, 7th stronger than 4th and 10th more than 7th. Similarly 9th is an even stronger trine house than the 5th, and amongst Upchaya houses 11th is the strongest and the 3rd the least powerful. These are three separate groups. Then another Parashari principle is that the lords of 3, 6, 8 and 11 do evil and cause miseries in life. Here wth due respects to the principles laid down by the Great Parashara, we in actual practice find that the lord of 11th (11th house being the house of gains) gives monetary gains to the native according to its strength and position in the horoscope. Here it is worth mentioning that while the 11th lord has been called evil, nowhere in any standard classical text-book written according to the Parashari system of astrology has the 11th house been called inauspicious. On the other hand, we have invariably found all such books telling us that if the lord of 11th is strong whether he will fetch enomrous financal gains to the native in his Mahadasha. Apart from this, the lord of 11th in a horoscope is a very beneficial partner for creating Dhana yogas (wealth giving combinations) with lord of other good houses. So we do not consider the lord of eleventh house as evil. However, except Chandra and Ravi all planets own two houses, so it is possible that the lord of eleventh for a particular lagna may also be lord of an evil house. An easy example is of Mithuna Lagna where the lord of 11th Kuja is also lord of sixth house. As lord of 11th Kuja will give good reslts when he forms a combination with the lord of another good house such as the lord of second which is the house of wealth (Dhana Bhava) or the lord of 9th (Bhagya house) but being lord of 6th he will also create debts, diseases and enemies. This is how we should follow these principles.

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It is said that benefics when they own Kendra, become evil. There are four lagnas - Mithuna, Kanya, Dhanus and Meena where we find that two kendras are owned by benefics. In Mithuna lagna, Buddha owns the 1st and the 4th, both are kendras but the 1st is trikona also, but Guru owns the 7th and 10th the two kendras. For Kanya, Buddha owns 1st and 10th - the first being both kendra and trikona and 10th only a kendra and Guru owns 4th and 7th kendras. For Dhanus lagna Guru owns 1st and 4th - first being kendra and trikona and 4th being only kendra, and Buddha owns 7th and 10th both kendras. For Meena Guru owns 1st and 10th - the first being kendra and trikona and the 10th being only kendra, and Budha owns the 4th and 7th - both kendras. According to the strict exponents of the Parashari principles for Mithuna and Kanya Lagnas, Buddha has been treated as a neutral planet and Guru an evil one. For Dhanus and Meena Lagnas Guru has been treated as a neutral planet and Buddha as an evil one. There is some controversy in this regard. There is a school of thought that benefics as lord of kendras do not become evil but become incapable of giving good results. Our view is that they are not incapable of giving good resuts in respect of wealth etc., but they do cause ill health and even death if they are posited in bad houses particularly 2nd and 7th which are called markasthans (we will come to this later on in this lesson) or when they are conjoined with such planets, or are aspected by them. We are also of the opinon that if a planet is lord of lagna and also owns a benefic house, he will be good for the native and will not bring any untoward results. The lagna represents the native and the lord of the lagna is always the protector of the native. We are sorry to say that it is contradictions of this nature which put the students of astrology particularly the beginners in confusion. While orthodox or strict followers of the Parashari system at one place say that if the lord of lagna being a natural benefic owns a kendra he becomes a neutral, they do not hesitate in saying that the lord of lagna enhances the good results of a house where he is posited. What we have said about natural benefics holds good also for natural malefics. There is no lagna in which any mealefic is owner of two kendras, therefore, when assessing the results of such planets we should attribute both good and bad results to them according to their lordship of a kendra and an inauspicious house. But when a benefic or malefic is lord of trine and also and evil house, he would predominate in giving good results as lord of the


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trine. When a planet is lord of a kendra as well as a trine, he is as we have already said a benefic par excellence or a yogakaraka for that birth chart. By yogakaraka we mean a planet who gives wealth, name, fame and high position. Thus according to us 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10 and 11 are auspicious houses and 3, 6, 8 and 12 are inauspicious houses or dusthans (bad houses). There is a pecularity about 3, 6 and 11. They are also called upchaya houses that is the houses of growth. Amongst them 6th being a dusthan is a weak upchaya house. While the lord of the 3rd and 6th are evil, planets posited in these houses are said to give good results gradually. All planets are said to give good results in the 11th house, but in the 6th upchaya effects may be expected when the house, has the aspect of a benefic otherwise it should be treated as dusthan. Amongst the dusthan 3rd is a mild dusthan, the 8th is the worst. Then come the 6th and the 12th. It is said the lords of dusthanas destroy the effects of the houses where they are placed and if the lords of the good houses are placed in dusthans i.e. 3, 6, 8 and 12 they spoil the effects of the houses they own. For example, if the lord of the 4th house is placed in the 8th house. This will spoil the effects of the 4th house and cause domestic unhappiness, obstructions in education, loss of ancestral property and unhappiness from the mother side. The lord of the 8th house if placed in the 4th house will spoil the significations of the 4th house and at the time because he becomes stronger by being placed in a Kendra house, it will enhance the significance of the 8th house. That is while it will give good longevity, other evil significations of the 8th house will increase. It is also mentioned in our standard classical texts that if Chandra and Ravi who are also called luminaries are lord of the 8th house they do not become evil. Our experience and that of many learneds is that in practice that is not true. No exception should, therefore, be made in case of Ravi and Chandra.

MARAKA OR DEATH INFLICTING PLANETS The 8th house and the 8th, therefore, from i.e., the 3rd house are considered as houses of longevity. As the 12th house to the lagna is known as the house of loss so the 12th house to every house will be the house of loss to it. On this principle 12th to 8th is the 7th house and the 12th to the 3rd is the 2nd houses. Therefore, these houses cause loss to longevity and are called maraksthanas. Planets placed in these houses, those aspected by these planets

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placed in these houses, those aspected by these planets and lord of these two houses are called marakas or death inflicting planets. There is another class of maraka planets also. They are those which are placed in the Badhaka (huse of obstructions) House, its lord and the planets aspected by them. For a lagna falling in a movable sign, the 11th house is a Badhaka House or Badhaksthana, for lagna in a fixed sign the 9th and for lagna in a dual sign the 7th house is a Badhaksthana. The maraka planets mentioned above cause death in their Mahadasha or Antardasha if according to the assessment of longevity of the native, the Mahadasha or Antardasha falls coincides with the age when the death is likely to occur. The assessment of longevity is a very intricate and complicated process and astrologers with great proficiency in arithmetic and astrology can pinpoint the period of death but it is possible to judge without much difficulty whether a person will be long lived or short lived from the structure of the horoscope. However, we will deal with this subject briefly in a later lesson but a detailed and complete discussion on this subject is beyond the scope of our lessons which are intended only for beginners. We have said above that lords of 2nd and 7th are marakas-also lords of 11th, 9th and 7th who are lords of Badhaksthan for lagnas in movable, fixed and dual signs respectively. We have also said that they have powers of inflict in their Mahadasha or Antardasha. The second house is also called Dhana Bhava or the house of wealth. The seventh house is also called Jaya Bhava or the house of life partner or marriage. The ninth house is also the house of Bhagya and the 11th house is also of gains. It can be argued why the lords of houses which are given of wealth, which cause marriage, which improve our Bhagya and which give us gains of wealth are marakas. The reply to such an argument is not difficult to give. The lord of the 2nd, 9th or 11th can give gains of wealth and also cause death if the time of death has arrived according to the assessment of the longevity of the native. Have we not seen cases when a person immediately on talking charge of a high position dies suddenly or after winning a large sum in a lottery is so overwhelmed with joy that he dies of shock? According to the principles of astrology the marriage is likely to take place in the Mahadasha or Antardasha of the lord of 2nd or 7th


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both of whom are maraka planets also. Have we not heard of cases where the brides or bridgegrooms are killed soon after marriage as a result of some accident or other causes? So both the events can take place simultaneously during the Mahadasha or Antardasha of such planets. But the person who gains wealth on account of the happy positions of the lords of 2nd, 9th and 11th, will continue to enjoy it if the time of death has not come according to the assessment of the longevity of the native. Similarly, if the marriage takes place in the Mahadasha and Antardasha of the lords 2nd or 7th, the native/ natives will enjoy their married life if further lease of life is promised to them in their birth chart.

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his lesson is a continuation of the previous lesson and deals with the same subject. We are taking the liberty of mentioning the auspicious and inauspicious lords of bhavas as given in the book "Hindu Predictive Astrology" by Prof. B.V. Raman, one of the most learned and talented astrologers of our times. He is not only the editor of the world famous "Astrological Magazine" but author of several standard books on Hindu Astrology which have won international appreciation and have run into several editions. Prof. Raman calls them, "Key Planets for Each sign"—in other words, key planets for each lagna. They are described as below in his book referred to above.

a MESHA LAGNA Shani, Buddha and Sukra are ill disposed Guru, and Ravi are auspicious. The more combination of Guru and Shani produces no beneficial results. Guru is yoga karaka or the planets producing success. If Sukra becomes a maraka he will not kill the native but planets like Shani will bring about the death of the person.

b VRISHABHA LAGNA Shani is the most auspicious and beneficial planet. Guru, Sukra and Chandra are evil planets. Shani alone produces Rajayoga. The native will get death in the periods and sub-periods of Guru, Sukra and Chandra if they get death inflicting powers.

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Kuja, Guru and Ravi are evil. Sukra alone is most beneficial and in conjunction with Shani in good signs produces an excellent career of much fame. Sukra and Buddha when well associated cause Rajayoga (this means that this combination gives name, fame and wealth to the native). Chandra (who is lord of 2nd the maraksthana)


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does not kill. Here Guru lord of 7th (another marakasthan) becomes a maraka planet and may kill the native when his dasha or antardasha is operating.

d KATAKA LAGNA Sukra and Buddha are evil. guru and Kuja gie beneficial results. Kuja is Rajayoga karaka. The combination of Guru and Kuja also causes Rajayoga. Ravi though lord of 2nd does not kill Sukra and other inauspicious planets kill the native.

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But Sukra causes death when he becomes a maraka planet.

j MAKARA LAGNA Sukra is the most powerful planet and in conjunction with Budha produces Rajayoga. Kuja, Guru and Chandra are evil.

k KUMBHA LAGNA Sukra alone is auspicious. The combination of Sukra and Kuja causes Rajayoga. Guru and Chandra are evil.

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Kuja is the most auspicious planet. The combination of Sukra and Guru does not cause Rajayoga, but the conjunction of Guru and Kuja in favourable houses produces Rajayoga. Shani though lord of 7th does not kill, but Buddha (lord of 2nd) and other evil planets inflict death when they get maraka powers.

Chandra and Kuja are auspicious. Kuja is most powerful. Kuja with Chandra or Guru causes Rajayoga. Shani, Sukra, Ravi and Buddha are evil. Kuja though lord of 2nd does not kill. The above description of the auspicious and inauspicious planets by Prof. Raman is strictly according to the Parashari principles and should be followed by the students subject to what has been stated by us in the previous lesson. If they go through the above description, they will find that amongst the evil planets are lords of the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th and 12th and the benefics who are lords lagnas, planets who own trines. Amongst the yoga karaka planets are those who are lords of a trine and a kendra. It will also be noted from the above description that in most cases lord of 2nd (which is a marakasthan) has been exempted from the power of inflicting death. Our humble view based on experience is that this exemption does not prove true in practice. In the previous lesson we have stated in detail very clearly what happens actually in practice in spite of the principles of Parashari system and the students would do well to read the points made out by us very carefully. Experience alone will prove the truth of what is contained in that lesson. We have given the description on auspicious and inauspicious planets from Prof. Raman's book with a view to acquaint the students with the Parashari principles.

f KANYA LAGNA Sukra alone is most beneficial. Buddha and Sukra when combined together cause Rajayoga. Kuja and Chandra are evil. Ravi does not kill even he becomes a maraka but Sukra, the Chandra and Guru will inflict death when they are possessed of death inflicting power.

g THULA LAGNA Shani alone causes Rajayoga. Guru, Ravi and Kuja are inauspicious. Buddha and Shani produce good. The conjunction of Chandra and Buddha produces Rajayoga. Kuja himself will not kill the person. Guru, Sukra when possessed of maraka powers certainly kill the native.

h VRISCHIKA LAGNA Guru is beneficial, Ravi and Chandra produce Rajayoga. Buddha and Sukra are evil. Guru, even if he becomes a maraka (lord of 2nd) does not inflict death. Buddha and other evil planets when they get death inflicting powers do not spare the native.

i DHANUS LAGNA Kuja is the best planet and in conjunction with Guru produces much good. Ravi and Kuja also produce good. Sukra is evil. When Ravi and Kuja combine together they produce Rajayoga. Shani (though lord of 2nd) does not bring about death. But Sukra causes death.

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GENERAL EFFECTS OF LORDS OF BHAVAS I ETC. WHEN POSITED IN BHAVAS (HOUSES) I TO XII LORD OF 1ST BHAVA IF IN

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First : If the lord of lagna is in lagna, tenative will be healthy, long lived, powerful, hard working wealthy. He will have a happy childhood and will have a good start in life. Second : Wealthy, respected, long lived, will do good deeds, leader, grateful. Third : Good brothers and sisters and friendly, courageous, charitable, religious minded, respected in society. Fourth : Respected by Government, long lived, obedient parents, gets ancestral property, hard working and bold. Fifth : Good children, has spirit of sacrifice, respected, famous, wealthy, humble, learned, long lived, devoted. Sixth : Powerful, miser, poor health, poor start in life, has enemies. Seventh : Well behaved, husband of a devoted, chaste and beautiful wife, fortunate. Eighth : Bad health, miser, short lived, gets diseases in secret organs, immoral if the planet is a malefic. Ninth : Charitable, courageous, famous, proud, well behaved, good morals, religious minded, famous. Tenth : Learned, good morals, gains from Government and in profession, respected, wealthy and good longevity. Eleventh : Healthy, good gains from profession, happy, famous, respected, powerful, hard working. Twelfth : Cruel, deceitful, goes away from native place, sickly, poor start in life.


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LORD OF 2ND BHAVA IF IN First : Stingy, trader, self made man, earns wealth by his own efforts, famous, respected. Second : Wealthy, charitable, helpful to others, greedy, clever, earns wealth, easily, gains in business, famous, good speaker, learned, handsome, good eyesight. Third : Quarrelsome, thief, instable, life, discourteous, dishonest. Fourth : Gains from father, gains of ancestral property, truthful long lived, owns lands and buildings, happy, hard working. Fifth : Gains through children, good deeds, good morals, famous, miser, intelligent. Sixth : Accumulates wealth but also loses it on account of acts of his enemies, by theft or by being deceived by others, earns by doing service, poor eyesight, not a good position for the lord of 2nd. Seventh : Husband of a wife fond of pleasures, wife helps in accumulation of wealth, gains after marriage, fond of women other than his own wife, may commit suicide. Eighth : Deceitful, sudden gains of wealth by inheritance or otherwise, lazy fatalist. Ninth : Charitable, famous, religious minded, learned, respected, wealthy. Tenth : Respected by Government, gains from Governmental sources like Government service or contracts, fortunate, wealthy, good morals. Eleventh : Famous businessman, very wealthy, famous, conquest over enemies, fortunate. This is an excellent position for the lord of 2nd. This position brings easy gains to the native. Twelfth : Poor, indebted, goes to foreign lands for his earns by undesirable means.

LORD OF 3RD BHAVA IF IN First : Low intelligence, loose morals, servant, cruel, bad relations in family, not rich, quarrelsome. Second : Beggar, poor, short lived but if the lord of 2nd is a natural benefic the results are better. Then natives become fortunate and not poor. Still this is not a beneficial position for the lord of 3rd.

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Third : Friendly, religious minded, gains from Government and if the lord of 3rd is a natural benefic, then there will be good relations amongst brothers and other near relatives. If he is a natural malefic the relations amongst brothers etc. may not be good. Still it is a good position for the lord of the 3rd as he will be in his own house. Every planet whether he is benefic or malefic gives good results of the house he owns if he is placed there. Fourth : Rebels against parents, greedy, notorious, squanders ancestral wealth, domestic unhappiness. Fifth : Not intelligent, has children, is able to earn enough for his livelihood, good relations with brothers. Sixth : Quarrelsome, bad connections with near relatives, helpful to brothers, respected. Seventh : If the lord of 3rd is a benefic the wife will be beautiful and fortunate but if the lord of 3rd is a malefic the wife will be of loose morals and may have illicit connections with any of his younger brothers. It is not a good placed for the seventh house to have the lord of 3rd posited there. Eighth : Troubles from brothers or loss of brothers/sisters bad relations with near relatives, loss of courage, good for longevity as both the 3rd and 8th houses are of longevity. Ninth : Prosperity for younger brothers and sisters (because from ninkth house the lord of 3rd aspects his own house), bad position for native. If the lord of third is a benefic the native gets help and respect from his brothers and sisters. Tenth : It is stated in the classical texts that this is a good position for the lord of 3rd and makes the native prosperious, respected and fortunate. Our humble view which we will recommend to the students is that if the lord of 3rd is in the 10th, the native has to put in colossal efforts to make himself prosperous in life. If the structure of the horoscope is otherwise good and there are benefic influences by aspect or conjunction on the 10th house and the ord of 3rd, the native gets brilliant success in his efforts. Eleventh : This again is considered a good position for the lord of the 3rd by our ancients but our humble view is the same as we have given in respect of the 10th house. The gains will be there but they will not be easy gains. To get them the native will have to put in hard work. In this position there is likelihood of the native getting


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gains through brothers. Twelfth : Does not like relatives or friends, jealous, goes to foreign lands, strange habits. We have already expressed the view that 3rd house is a dusthan (an inauspicious house) and so is the twelfth. If the lord of a dusthan is placed in another dusthana, he gives good results-actually this disposition is called Vipreet Rajayoga. The principle behind this is that if the lord of a dusthana becomes powerful he does harm to the house he owns but if he becomes weak he gives opposite results (i.e., good results). "Vipreet" means opposite. The lord of dusthana becomes powerful if he is placed in kendra or trikona or even in 2nd and 11th which we do not consider as bad houses except that the 2nd and 7th houses are also markasthanas. The lord of dusthana becomes weak if he is placed in any of the dusthanas, or if placed in an auspicious house he is in debilitation or rendered weak by aspect or conjunction of malefics. What we have stated here will apply to the lord of all dusthanas.

LORD OF 4TH BHAVA IF IN First : Obedient and loyal to parents, loved by parents particularly mother, improves the position of his family, wealthy, inherits ancestral property, owns land, buildings and conveyances. Second : Gets gains of wealth from mother and from maternal relations, inherits ancestral property, domestic happiness, good in education. A natural malefic if lord of 4th may create troubles in family. Third : Quarrels with mother, causes losses to mother, loss of paternal property, not good domestic life. Not a good position for the lord of 4th as the 3rd house being 12th to 4th is a negative house for the 4th house. Fourth : Respected by parents and the Government or king, gains from ancestral property, long lived mother, owner of land, buildings and conveyances, domestic happiness, prospers most in his native land, good morals, peaceful and happy end of life, may get hidden treasure (this may happen if there is good relationship by aspect or conjunction with the lord of 11th). Fifth : Long lived, receives honours from Government, high position in Government, highly educated, intelligent, famous, enjoys ancestral property.

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Sixth : Accumulates wealth but it may be lost on account of diseases or by enemies, unhappiness from mother, may not get ancestral property, bad character, no peace of mind. Seventh : Gains from father-in-law, conjugal happiness, good education but may get a step-mother. Eigth : Unhappiness from mother who is long lived, loss of ancestral property, land, building and conveyances or may not be able to own land, building or conveyances. Not a good position for the lord of the fourth as far as the native is concerned. It also disturbs domestic happiness and peace of mind. Ninth : Learned, remains in good society, religious minded, if in movable sign may have occasion for foreign travel and to acquire wealth, devoted to father and Guru, pilgrimage to holy places. Tenth : Owns lands and buildings, long lived mother, success in professional career, respected, learned, does good deeds if the planet is a natural benefic like Guru and Sukra. If Guru, he will be religious minded and a good and successful lawyer, judge or minister. If Sukra, he will be equally successful, but will be inclined to have pleasure and comforts and association of women for pleasure's sake. Eleventh : Wealthy, respected, comfortable, happy, gains from mother. Twelfth : May have to live in foreign lands, domestic unhappiness, loss of ancestral property. If a natural benefic end of life may be peaceful–if a natural malefic, it may be otherwise.

LORD OF 5TH BHAVA IF IN First : Good children, learned in Shastras, intelligent, thinker, clever. Second : Wealthy, famous, gains from speculation, lottery etc. (For lottery the conjunction of lord of 11th in second or his aspect on th lord of fifth in 2nd is necessary). He has many children, looks after his family and is loved by his wife. Third : Liked by brothers, backbiter, miser, selfish. This is not a good position as far as the native is concerned as the 3rd house is dusthana (bad house). Fourth : Happy, father and mother long lived and prosperous, intelligent, minister but few or no children because fourth is 12th to


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5th and, therefore, a house of loss for the 5th. It gives good results in other respects because the lord of 5th being the lord of trine is placed in a kendra which is an auspicious house and from their aspects the 10th house, the house of profession and honours. Fifth : Happiness from children, clever, intelligent, famous. Here the lord of the 5th is in his own house. Therefore, all good results of the significations of this house may be expected. Sixth : Enmity or quarrels with his own children or childless, or adopts a child. Seventh : Respected, happiness from children, charitable, good for conjugal life. Eighth : Few children or no children, asthma patient, loss of peace of mind, short-tempered, unhappy. Ninth : Son becomes famous, high officer, minister. He is wealthy, happy, author, famous and brings good name to his family. Tenth : This is an excellent position for the lord of fifth. He becomes wealthy, holds high position in Government or otherwise, gets name and fame but few children. Eleventh : This is also a very good position because an auspicious lord is in an auspicious house and from the 11th house he aspects his own house. When the lord of a house aspects his own house particularly from an auspicious house, the aspected house gets strengthened and gives good results according to its significations. Thus with this disposition the native is wealthy, famous, has children, popular, highly intelligent, author and powerful. Twelfth : Loss of children or childless or adopts a child. This is a bad position because the 12th house is the house of loss for the native and it is 8th from fifth house. It may be noted here when the lord of a house is in 3rd, 6th, 8th or 12th from his own house, the significations of that house differ. This principle is of great importance and should always be kept in mind. The exceptions to this principle is that when the lord of house is in 3rd, 6th, 8th or 12th from his own house but that house is an auspicious house, the significations of the house will suffer but predominatly good results will be seen. Thus lord of 5th gives good results to the native if he is in 10th, which is 6th from 5th, as the 10th is a very powerful and auspicious kendra house.

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LORD OF SIXTH BHAVA IF IN First : Sickly, famous, inimical to his relations, rich, courageous. The native is more sickly than famous or rich in this disposition. Second : Losses through enemies or bad health, bad eyesight, dfiseases of the mouth, may do better in foreign lands. Third : Short tempered, inimical to younger brothers and sisters. Fourth : Little happiness from mother, loss of land and property through enemies, backbiter, jealous, indebted. Fifth : Inimical relations with children. Instable wealth. But this position is good for health, 5th being 12th to 5th, i.e., the house of loss for the 6th, the disposition of the lord of 6th in 5th destroys enemies and bad health. In other words he keeps good health, is free from enemies, debts etc. Sixth : This will be his own house and it is, therefore, a good position. The lord of 6th in 6th will destroy enemies, gie good health to the native and also wealth by service and through cattle. Seventh : Benefit of conjugal happiness, wife sickly, the native also suffers from ill health. Eighth : Sickly, loose morals but wealthy. As explained earlier the disposition of a lord of dusthan in another dusthana gives rise to vipreet Raja-yoga and this makes the native wealthy. But this happens only when the Mahadasha or antardasha of lord of the sixth is in operation. Ninth : Creates obstructions in the rise of the native, causes losses of wealth. Tenth : As a lord of dusthana he creates obstructions in profession through enemies, not a good position. Eleventh : May get gains from enemies. Losses through enemies are also indicated. Twelfth : Extravagant, loose morals, violent, jealous, but may get sudden wealth as lord of 6th will be in a dusthana.

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Third : Loss of children, no marriage or delay in marriage. Fourth : Happy, intelligent, religious minded. Fifth : Famous, respected, happy, wealthy. Sixth : Sickly wife or may be bereft of wife or unhappy conjugal life. Seventh : This will be his own house for the lord of 7th. He will have a good healthy wife, early marrige, good children, he will be wealthy and have good position in life; if in business good relations with partners. Eighth : Wife sickly, loss of conjugal happiness, wife wealthy if lord of seventh is a benefic planet and owns a good house counted from the 7th. The 8th house will be 2nd to 7th and will, therefore, be Dhanabhava (house of wealth) for the wife. Ninth : Many women will come in his life, wealthy, happy gains after marriage. Tenth : Happy, wife may also be earning and a little dominating, success in business partnership. Eleventh : Gains after marriage or through wife, good children. Twelfth : A very bad position for the lord of 7th and as the 12th will be 6th to the 7th house and, therefore, the house of diseases, debts and enemies for the wife. Result–wife sickly, loss of wealth through wife or on account of her health. In a female horoscope sickly or poor husband.

LORD OF 8TH BHAVA IF IN First : Bereft of bodily happiness that is, ill health, prone to accidents. Some authorities are of the view that this position is good for longevity. The reasoning is that the 8th house is the house of longevity and when the 8th lord is in the first house, he becomes very powerful and, therefore, bestows good longevity. This reasoning looks to us quite plausible but for good longevity not only the lord of 8th be in the 1st but the lord of 1st should also be very powerful by being placed in an auspicious house with favourable aspects. Second : Poor, never gets back what is lost. Third : Bereft of happiness from younger brothers and sisters, lazy, weak minded, timid. But lord of 8th is said to give longevity as the 3rd being 8th to 8th is also treated as a house of longevity. Fourth : Bereft of happiness from the mother or loss of mother

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in childhood, loss of ancestral property or no ancestral property, unhappy. Fifth : Idiot, few children, long lived. Sixth : Defeats his enemies, sickly, danger of snake bite or accidents particularly by drowning, may get wealth suddenly (lord of a dusthana in another dusthana). Seventh : Loss of wife, unhappy married life, losses in business partnership. Eighth : Long lived, loose morals, backbiter. Ninth : Long lived, unpopular, causes obstructions in rise in life, loss of wealth, bad for father. Tenth : Losses and obstruction in profession, loose morals, backbiter. Eleventh : Long lived but poor. Twelfth : Extravagant, not good for longevity but good for wealth as lord of 8th will be in another dusthana.

LORD OF 9TH BHAVA IF IN First : Fortunate, respected by Govt./king, good manners, good morals, handsome, learned, popular. Second : Learned, popular, wealthy, lusty and has happiness in regard to family and children. Third : Happy relations with brothers and sisters, wealthy, clever, good manners. It will be noted that third house is a dusthana but lord of 9th gives good results in this house firstly, because he is the lord of a very auspicious house and secondly, because he aspects the 9th house (his own house) from this position making it powerful. Fourth : Comforts of houses, lands and conveyances, happiness in respect of mother. Fifth : Good children, native devoted to his preceptor (Guru), good morals, religious minded learned, respected, famous and wealthy. Sixth : Fluctuating fortunates, no good relations with maternal relations, troubled by enemies. Seventh : Good gains after marriage, learned, famous.


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Eighth : Unfortunate in every respect. This is the worst position for the lord of the 9th as 8th is 12th to 9th and is, therefore, the house of loss for the 9th. Ninth (Own House) : Very fortunate, gets all he wants, if 9th may be a movable sign he may go abroad and earn wealth, name and fame there also. Has long lived and prosperous father. In this position the lord of 9th causes a powerful Raja-yoga. Tenth : Becomes king or like a king or minister, Prime Minister, President, a high Government official, a very successful businessman. This disposition also gives rise to a powerful Rajayoga. Eleventh : Gains always, devoted and obedient to elders and his Guru, clever, Chairtiable. Twelfth : Unfurtunate, spends lavishly on good causes and thereby becomes poor (there are many examples). It will be noted that 12th being 4th from 9th, the position of lord of 9th in 12th is not bad but good for the father of the native.

LORD OF TENTH BHAVA IF IN First : Learned, famous, wealthy, poet, sickly in childhood later picks up health, his wealth grows day by day. Second : Happy, wealthy, respected by Government, charitable, generally his wealth is self acquired. Third : Courageous, generally his livelihood is from service and he can become well off only by hard work. Fourth : This is an excellent position for the lord of tenth. From here he aspects his own house the tenth. Happiness from mother, owns conveyances, lands and buildings, is wealthy and learned. Fifth : Rise in career by changes, high education, course of good career, learned, intelligent, wealthy, happiness from children. The 5th house is 8th from 10th and, therefore, a dusthana for the 10th house. But the 5th house is very auspicious from the lagna. Therefore, while these may be changes in career, ultimate result will be beneficial to the native. Sixth : Ups and downs in professional life, unfortunate, troubles from enemies in his profession. For a person in service, this position of the lord of the tenth may result his being often superseded

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by his juniors who may be engaged in inimical activities against him. Seventh : Learned, good thinker, studious, good married life. May be, his wife may also be earning, and may be helping him in his profession. Eighth : Bad morals, backbiter, black mailer, losses in profession, disgrace but long lived. Ninth : Although ninth is 12th to 10th and, therefore, the house of loss for the 10th. But 9th is the most auspicious house counted from lagna. Therefore, the disposition of the lord of the 10th in the 9th gives rise to a powerful Raja-yoga giving name, fame and wealth to the native. He has good children and is learned and happy. Tenth : This will be his own house. In this position lord of tenth gives rise to a powerful Raja-yoga. He is clever, happy enterprising, truthful, wealthy, famous, learned and gets honours from Government. He holds high position in Government or political spheres. Eleventh : Happiness from children, truthful, always happy. Good gains of wealth by own efforts–that is, by his professional career. Twelfth : Losses through Government (like fines, taxes etc.), unhappy, losses in profession, troubled in profession by secret enemies.

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Sixth : Sickly, never goes straight in life, goes away to foreign lands, troubled by enemies. Also losses through enemies. Seventh : Gains from wife's side, that is from the father-in-law's family, liberal, lusty, dominated by his wife. Eighth : Long lived but life full of obstacles and losses. His wife dies during his life-time. Ninth : Fortunate, clever, writer, editor, respected by Government, wealthy. Tenth : Tenth is 12th to eleventh and therefore the house of loss for the eleventh but agan 10th is a powerful auspicious house from lagna. Therefore, the presence of lord of 11th in the 10th is considered auspicious and good for the native but the gains of wealth will come as a result of hard work in the profession and not easily. In this disposition there is also a tendency for the native to renounce the world and become a Sanyasi. Eleventh : This will be his own house and, therefore, will bring easy gains of wealth. The native will be happy both in regard to wealth as well as children. His elder brother will be prosperous and long lived. He will have good and true friends. Twelfth : Spends on good causes, extravagant, fond of women (the twelfth house also represents comforts of bed).

LORD OF TWELFTH BHAVA IF IN First : Extravagant, weak constitution, benefit of wealth and education. This disposition also adversely affects the longevity of the native. Second : Spends on good causes, religious minded, happy but without much wealth. Third : Bereft of happiness from brothers and sisters, jealous, no initiative, selfish and unhappy. Fourth : Deprived of comforts of lands, buildings, conveyances, loss of domestic happiness, with this disposition the native may not get happiness from his mother but it is good for his mother because 12th house is 9th from the 4th and is, therefore, the bhagya house for his mother. Fifth : Devoid of education and children or has to incur losses through his children.

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Sixth : Jealous, short tempered, unhappy, adulterer, but he is wealthy and famous because the disposition of the lord of a dusthana causes Vipreet Raja-yoga. Seventh : Losses through women, little married happiness. There may be separation between husband and wife. Eighth : Wealthy (Lord of dusthana in other dusthana), medium life. Ninth : Selfish, poor, unfortunate. Tenth : Unhappy, difficulties in profession, may be punished or disgraced by Government. Eleventh : Here almost all the classical texts say that in this position the lord of 12th results in extravagances on the part of the native. We feel that 11th is 12th to 12th (house of loss) the disposition of the lord of 12th will negative the losses and make the native wealthy. Twelfth : This will be own house for the lord of 12th. Every planet is happy and beneficial in his own house. This position will give the native good gains of wealth, comforts of bed (he may get the company of many women). If the lord of 12th is Guru, Ravi, Chandra or Shani, the expenditure will be on good causes, otherwise on getting pleasures.

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e have decided, for the guidance of students, to have a separate lesson on these planets. All learneds in astrology are agreed that Rahu and Kethu are only shadowy planets and have no physical bodies like the other seven planets, but there is a lot of controversy as to whether they are owner of any rasis or not. We would advise the students until by further study and experience they are able to form their own judgment, to accept the position that Rahu and Kethu are not lords of any Rais, and also that Vrishabha is the exaltation rasi of Rahu and Vrischika is his debilitation sign or rasi. Similarly Vrischika may be accepted as the exaltation sign of Kethu and Vrishabha as his sign of debilitation. This view is supported by Maharishi Parasara's Brihat Parasara Hora. Rahu and Kethu should be treated as shadowy planets. They represent the lord of the sign. They also act as a strong agent to the planet with which they are conjoined. If they are not conjoined with any planet, they give the results of the planets which aspect them. Only when they are neither conjoined with nor aspected by any planets, they represent the lord of the house in which they are placed. It is on account of this principle of astrology that we find that while people shiver when they are told that the Mahadasha of Rahu or Kethu is on or is about to operate, but actually when we see the results they prove very auspicious if Rahu and Kethu represent auspicious planets in the chart. If Rahu and Kethu occupy beneficial houses like the fifth or the ninth and if they are in conjunction with or aspected by, the lord of the maraka house 2 or 7, they cause death in their dashas even though the lord of houses 5 and 9 are to produce Raja-yogas (good results). If Rahu and Kethu are in maraka houses i.e., 2 or 7 and if they are conjoined wth or aspected by the lords of the 5th and the 9th,


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they do not cause death, but on the other hand, they increase one's wealth, improve one's health and contribute for a long span of life. But if Rahu and Kethu are in 2 or 7 and if the lords of 2 or 7 are conjoined with either of them or if they aspect Rahu or Kethu, the latter then gets power of inflicting death. If Rahu or Kethu occupies an evil house and conjoined with lords of kendra or trikona, they cannot produce beneficial results during the antardasha of such a lord but they suffer from disease, undergo many difficulties, meet with accidents, etc., during antardasha of the lord of 6th, 8th or 12th. If Rahu or Kethu occupies the houses 1, 3, 4, 7 or 9 or 10 and if Raja-yoga planets conjoin them or aspect them, one can expect happiness, health, wealth, children, power, prosperity and comforts of conveyance in their periods.

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n our previous chapters beginning from Lesson XIV we have given in sufficient detail, almost all necessary information with our comments for the judgment of a horoscope. We have indicated the general characteristics of persons born in a particular constellation, yoga and lagna, the effects of various planets in each house, the auspicious and inauspicious planets for each lagna and the effects of the lords of the houses when placed in various houses. Actually with this information it should be possible for a student to judge a horoscope. Still we have added this lesson so that there may be no kind of confusion left. Before coming to the judgment stage of the horoscope we should ensure that we have before us: 1. The Rasi chart (Janam Kundli) 2. The Bhava chart, (House Chart) 3. The Cuspal chart 4. The Longitudes of Planets (Grah spast) 5. The Longitudes of Bhavas (Bhava spast) 6. The Navamsa chart, (Husband/Wife/Partner) In examining a house in a horoscope due importance should not only be given to the Rasi but also to the Navamsa and the other diagrams or charts mentioned above. Each house or bhava has to be analysed carefully one by one. In doing so the following factors should be taken into account: 1. The strength, aspects, conjunctions and location of the lord of the house. 2. The strength of the house itself. This will be judged by the position of its lord, by the position of planets (benefic or malefic) and the aspects on him. 3. The natural characteristics of the house, of its lord, and the planets in it or those who aspect the house.


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4. Whether the lord of the house is exalted, in debilitation, retrograde or direct, in a friendly or inimical house. 5. Whether the lord of the house is favourably situated in Navamsa. If the lord of the house under judgment is situated in the Navamsa chart in the same sign as the Rasi chart, it is a very good position which in astrological terminology is called Vargottama position. If the lord of such house is exalted in the Rasi chart but is in debilitation in the Navamsa, the good effects of his being exalted vanish. On the other hand, if such lord is in debilitation in the Navamsa, the good effects of his being exalted vanish. On the other hand, if such lord is in debilitation in the Rasi chart and exalted in the Navamsa it will convert the bad effects of the planet in question into good effects as if the planet is exalted. In Navamsa the planet in question (lord of the house under judgment) is said to be favourbly situated if it is vargottama, in exaltation, in his own sign and in a friendly sign. Even if he is in an enemy sign, he will not be very bad if he is placed in a kendra or trikona, 2nd and 11th, but he will be considered in unfavourable navamsa position if he is in debilitation or placed in 3, 6, 8 or 12 houses of the Navamsa chart. Here for the benefit of the students we shall quote principles for the judgment of bhavas as given in a very respected treatise in Hindu Astrlogy, namely "Jataka Desamarga" without clarifications and amplifications. We have so far abstain quoting from any classical texts but we are doing this now because the principles laid down are most scientific and will be of great use in the judgment of a horoscope. These principles are as follows: 1. A horoscope or birth chart should be judged with reference to lagna as well as Chandra lagna i.e., (the sign in which Chandra is posited is Chandra Lagna). We should judiciously judge the effects of the Rasi in which the Lagna and the Chandra fall. 2. The effect of planets in conjunction with the bhava and those aspecting them should be taken into account. 3. The position of karakas of the bhava to be judged has to be considered. The Karakas are natural significators of a house. The Karakas for the various houses are as under:

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The principle to be followed is that while judging a bhava in additin to other things like the position of the lord of bhava etc., the position of the karaka should also be considered. The karaka is a kind of natural lord of the bhava while the rasi lord is the temporal lord. Thus while the temporal lord will be the lord of the rasi failling in a bhava and may be different in the birth charts with different lagnas, the karaka of each bhava (whatever be the lagna) will always remain the same. 4. Benefic planets (natural benefics) will produce good results while evil ones (natural malefics) will do the reverse i.e., generally destroy the advancement of the bhava. When a planet functions as a karaka for a good (auspicious) as well as a bad house it will produce good effects if it is endowed with strength, otherwise it will only cause evil. 5. A bhava becomes completely successful and effective when it is a benefic rasi (this means that the lord of that rasi is a natural benefic), is occupied by a benefic planet, by its lord or a friendly planet, or aspected by a planet possessed of strength, or when the lord of the bhava or its karaka is endowed with superior strength.


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6. When the several significators mentioned in (5) above or aspected by a malefic, the lord of 6th, or the 8th house, it should lead to the extinction of the bhava. 7. If there are malefics (natural) on both sides of Bhava, they occupy 4th and 8th houses from the same (i.e. the 4th & 8th houses from the bhava under judgment), or the 5th or 9th position from the same, the destruction of the bhava will be the result. 8. If a bhava is aspected or occupied by its own lord, the bhava is strengthened (here we mention that this is our view which is different from one given by the author of "Jataka Desamarga." According to that author if a bhava be conjoined with or aspected by its lord who is a malefic and is possessed of strength, the effect of the Bhava will prove mostly evil). We will give an example. Suppose we are judging the 1st bhava which is in Makara Rasi. The lord of the Saturn occupies the 1st bhava which will be his own bhava. Shani the lord is a natural malefic. Our view is that by the occupation of the 1st bhava by Saturn in spite of his being a natural malefic, the 1st bhava by Saturn in spite of his being a natural malefic, the 1st bhava will gie excellent results—i.e., the native will have good appearance, good health, good start in life and good longevity. The same will be the position if Shani aspects the bhava by his 3rd, 7th or 10th aspect from any place in the horoscope. Is it not logical that whether a man is good or bad he will never like to spoil the house belonging to him? 9. In all cases it is auspicious for any bhava to be connected with the lord of lagna by conjunction, aspect or by his occupation of a kendra or trikona house, and it is inauspicious to have any sort of mutual Sambandha (relationship) or connection with the lord of 6th, 8th or 12th (from Lagna) by conjunction aspect etc. 10. The lord of 6th will cause danger from enemies, debts, diseases etc., while the lord of 8th will cause risk to life. The lord of the 12th house will cause fall from one's position, poverty and the like. These adverse effects will become more and more acute when a malefic conjoins

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with, or aspects such planets, namely the lords of 6th, 8th or 12th. 11. The 6th, 8th, 12th houses in any nativity are evil houses (in addition 3rd house is also evil). Even those houses whose lords are conjoined with or aspected by the planets owing the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 12th houses, the planets occupying these houses and the houses themselves are productive of evil results to the native. The sum and substance of this principle is that a bhava will give bad results if the lord of 3rd, 6th, 8th or 12th is placed there or if the lord of the bhava is posited in any of these houses. 12. If the Bhava Lord and the Bhava Karaka of any bhava occupy exaltation, own, friendly and favourable position in Navamsa, but be placed in 8th, the benefic results of that Bhava will not be enjoyed by the native. Where a bhava lord and the bhava karaka due to their occupation of debilitation houses and the like, have become weak, but are placed in very auspicious houses such as the 11th etc., they prove good notwithstanding their decayed condition. The above is exactly what the book Jatak Deshmarga says. We agree with everything except that if the lord of the 6th is in 6th, or the lord of 8th is in 8th or the lord of 12th is in 12th, they would not give evil results. Also, if the lord of one evil house is in another he gives rise to Vipreet Rajayoga. Therefore, the position of the lord of 6th in 6th, 8th, 12th, or 3rd the position of the lord of 3rd, 6th or 12th and the position of the lord of 8th, in 3rd, 6th or 12th and the position of the lord of 12th in 3rd, 6th or 8th is productive of good results as this disposition causes Vipreet Rajayoga. These are the general principles which should be followed in judging a horoscope. When we take a bhava for judgment we should treat as if that bhava is lagna and then see how the planets


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are placed in that chart as reckoned from that bhava. It is bad for that bhava if the lord of that bhava is placed in the 3rd, 6th, 8th or 12th as reckoned from that bhava as well as from that bhava as well as from Lagna. Lagna represents the native. Therefore, the position from lagna has to be taken into account. In this chart we want to judge the 5th bhava regarding children. Let us treat the 5th bhava as lagna. We find that lord of the 5th Sani is in the 4th from 5th but in the 8th from Lagna. 5th house represents the first child of the native. 5th is also the house of progeny. Here the 5th house is also aspected by its lord thus strengthening it. The karaka for the 5th is Guru which is very strong in the 3rd being in his own sign. Guru is in the 11th from the 5th. The results of this disposition are to be read as follows: I. As lord of 5th Sani is in the 8th, the position of 5th lord is not good for the native. But the 5th lord aspects the 5th house, therefore, the position has improved. There is no bad aspect on he 5th house nor on its lord Shani. The Karaka for the 5th Guru is strong and there is no bad influence on it by conjunction or aspect. So the native will have children but not many and he will not drive much happiness from his first child. As far as the child is concerned, he will be well off as the lord of 5th which is the representative of 1st child aspects his own house from the 4th house to the 5th and the Karaka for the 5th is in 11th to 5th a very good position. However, there are malefics in the 2nd house to 5th who will cause loss of wealth to the first child of the native. The position of Kethu in 8th to the 5th is also not good. This is how each bhava of the horoscope is to be judged. Two things more remain to be mentioned here: (i) After examining the bhavas in all their aspects we should examine whether there are any Raja-yogas, Dhana-yogas, Daridrayogas or Ava-yogas present in the chart and if so how strong they are. We would give information about important yogas in one of the following lessons. Yogas are only certain dispositions of the planets in the horoscope. Good dispositions become Raja-yogas and Dhana-yogas and bad ones become Ava-yogas. (ii) All conjunctions, aspects and yogas are to be judged from the Rasi Chart. The lordship of a particular bhava should be considered from the Cuspal chart and the position of a planet visa-vis another planet or a bhava should be considered from the

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Bhava Chart or Bhava Chakra. When considering aspect, we should judge its strength by the difference in the longitude of the aspector and aspectee whether the aspectee be a bhava or a planet. If the aspect falls within 10 or 12 degrees of the Cusp (middle point or bhava madhya) of the bhava or the longtitude of the aspected planet it is effective. When it is behind the longitudinal degree it is an applying aspect and when it is after the longitudinal degree of the Cusp the bhava or the aspected planet it is a separating aspect. Naturally the effect of the aspect will be more pronounced when it is very near the Cusp of the bhava or the longitudinal degree of the aspected planet. The applying aspect is considered stronger than the separating aspect. For example, Lagna is Vrishabha with the Lagna Cusp 27°. Sukra the lord of Lagna is in the seventh house in Vrischika 24°. Here there is a difference of only 3° between the longitude of Sukra and the lagna Cusp. Therefore, he will powerfully aspect the lagna which is his own house.

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n this lesson another scientific method of judging the horoscope is being given for the guidance of students. We may divide the planets except Rahu and Kethu who do not own any sign into four sets. 1. Natural Benefics—These are those who are benefic by nature. They are Guru, Sukra and Budha unassociated with any malefic. The waxing Chandra (i.e. from the 8th tithi of Sukla paksha to eighth tithi of Krishna paksha). 2. Natural Malefics—Budha associated wth natural malefics, waxing Chandra, Ravi, Kuja, Sani, Rahu and Kethu. 3. Functional Benefics—All planets whether natural benefics or malefics owing houses other than 3, 6, 8 and 12. 4. Functional Malefics—All planets whether natural benefics or malefics owing houses 3, 6, 8 or 12. The effects of these natural and functional benefics and malefics should be assessed as follows: (a) Natural benfics do good to the bhavas they conjoin (occupy) or aspect while so far their natural characteristics (karakatwas) are concerned they do good while in good bhavas (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11) and bad when in dusthanas except in case of 3 and 6 (upachaya) where gradual good is seen. (b) Natural malefics spoil the effects of all the bhavas they conjoin or aspect while their karakatwas prove to be good when in good bhavas and bad when in 8 and 12 bhavas giving gradual good in 3 and 6 and Upachaya houses. (c) Functional benefics when in good bhavas do good to the bhavas they own while in 3, 6, 8 and 12 they spoil the good of the bhava owned by them.


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(d) Natural malefics when in good bhavas attain strength to increase the bad effects of the bhava they own while in Dusthanas (3, 6, 8 and 12) they get weakened to do bad and subsequently cause what is known as Vipreet Rajayoga. While reading the effects of the natural and functional benefics and malefics we will find contradictory effects arising. These differential effects will occur during the Dasas of such planets. For example, for Thula Lagna, Guru a natural benefic being lord of the 3rd and 6th house is a functional malefic. He is placed in 4th house. Guru as a natural benefic in the 4th house in his dasha will ive domestic happiness, good education, comfort to mother, happiness from mother, a house or conveyance, childen, wealth. Thus he will do because as a natural benefic he is in a good house. He does good to the 4th house where he is placed and he also gives fruits of his natural good qualities. He is a giver of wealth, knowledge and childern so by his being placed in 4th he will show these good results but since he is lord of 3rd and 6th, he on account of being placed in a Kendra house. His brothers will be many but there will be bad realtions with them. He will be courageous but he will be on the wrong side. As lord of 6th in 4th he will make the native suffer from enemies, debts and diseases. Regarding the above principles one should not be misled by the fact that because a planet is in exaltation, he is good. Exaltation gives the planet more strength to do good or bad. If a natural benefic is exalted, he will do more good to the house where he is placed and if he is a functional benefic also i.e., if he is lord of a good house (other than 3, 6, 8 and 12) he will give excellent results of that house also. However, if he is a functional malefic, he will do more harm to the house he owns-in other words, he increases to a greater degree the evil significations of the house owned by him. A planet whether a natural malefic or natural benefic, if he is placed in his own house, gives only good results in regard to that bhava. For example, if the lord of 6th whether he is Sani or Guru will, if placed in the 6th, free the native from debts, diseases and enemies and get him name, fame, wealth and good health during his dasha. But, if he is lord of a good house also, e.g. Kuja for Mithuna lagna is lord of 6th and 11th. As lord 6th he will spoil the good effects of 11th house. So both these results will be manifest in

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the Dasha of Kuja. Lord of 8th whether Kuja or Shani, if placed in 8th will increase longevity, bring inheritance, and sudden gains to the native because from this house the lord of 8th placed in his own house will aspect the 2nd house, the house of wealth. Here also, if a planet is lord of 8th as well as a good house in 8th, he will spoil the good effects of the latter house. It is thus likely that confusion may arise in respect of planets which own two houses, one of which may be a dusthana and the other a good house. For Thula Lagna, Sukra is lord of 1st, a good house, and 6th a bad house. For Kataka Lagna, Guru is lord of 9th house, a good house. For Thula Lagna, Sukra is lord of 1st, a good house, and 6th a bad house. For Kataka Lagna, Guru is lord of 9th house, a good house, and 12th, a bad house. When such is the case the planet should be treated both as a functional benefic as well as a functional malefic. Take the case of Guru for Kataka Lagna. If Guru is placed in 10th house, as a natural benefic, he will do good to the significations of the 10th house, that is, he will give good rise in profession, make a man religious minded, bless him with children, will give him name and fame. By being a functional benefic as lord of 9th, placed in a good house, he will also improve the significations of the 9th house, the house of bhagya and father etc. But he, being lord of 12th also will act as a functional malefic and by his being placed in the 10th house (a good house), he will gain more strength to increase the bad effects of the 12th house i.e. increase in expenditure, loss in position etc. The effects of ownership both the houses will be realised during the Dasha of Guru but as 9th house is one of the most auspicious houses in the horoscope there will be predominance of good effects during the Dasha of Guru. Here there is one exception. If Guru as lord of 9th is placed in the 9th itself, the evil effects of his lordship of 12 will not be felt at all.

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e have said almost everything we could about the principles to judge a nativity (horoscope), but we have since come across some very important tips which we give here for the benefit of our readers. Every planet has definite characteristics which become imprinted upon the child, at birth. Whatever be the cause for this, it has been proved by experience that those who are born under the influence of a particular planet portray the characteristics of that planet most strongly in their mental temperament and this finds reflection in both motive and action. We will give an example from our practical experience. Many astrologers claim that they can tell the Lagna of the persons by studying their face, manner of conversation etc. challenged two such astrologers (who are quite proficient in this subject) to tell his Lagna. They were with him for about an hour. Both of them were of the opinion that the Lagna was owned by Guru. they found the influence of Guru all over the author. As far as the Lagna was concerned, their guess was off the mark - the Lagna of the author was owned by Sukra and not Guru but they were right in their reading of the characteristics of the author. In his birth chart Guru is in his own sign Dhanus without any adverse influence on it and is the strongest planet in the chart. These influences of the strongest planets are called in astrological terminology the "signature of the planets." The planet who is placed in the Lagna, or the 10th house (which is also known as Midheaven) or the lord of the Ascendant, the 10th house has chief influence in this matter. Very often the strongest planet in the chart (particularly when the Lagna lord or the 10th lord is ill placed or weak) speaks of the characteristics of the individual. The effects of the various planets in such a position will be as follows:


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A RAVI Ravi denotes a regal and magnanimous nature, clear thinking, open mindedness, frankness, kindness, fondness for the day-light and awareness to false impression. He gives generosity but firmness and fitness to govern and direct others. When afflicted Ravi indicates a person who is fond of flattery, false praise, an egotist, an overbearing and self-regarding person always thinking himself more important, vain glorious, fond of exaggeration and finery of all sorts, ruled by appearance rather than by intrinsic values. Weak and vacillating, unstable and time serving.

E CHANDRA Chandra exerts her and being influence in the direction of producing a character that is marked by grace and proper dignity, one who is kindly and human, and very sympathetic, easily persuaded by appeal to the feelings, generous in the scorn of consequence, and well disposed according to the regulation of social and domestic life. Persons under the strong influence of Chandra are frequently disposed to public life and to activities which conduce to a degree of publicity. They are gifted with creative imagination. They thus become good writers and artists. If Chandra is afflicted in a chart, we very often find in the native some most unfortunate and disreputable characteristics. Such natives are instable, self indulgent, unreliable, shifty, wandering and never finding anchorage.

F KUJA Kuja gives frankness, directness of attack, ability to take decisions, good organising capacity, courage, daring, warmth of feeling and truthfulness. He has strength of body as well as character and is fearless. If Kuja is afflicted or badly placed, he tends to encourage quarrels, strife and violence, destructiveness and lawlessness. Instead of industry, we find thievishness and licentiousness. He is careless and is inclined to achieve his object even if violence has to be employed.

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B BUDDHA Buddha gives activity, alertness, desire for knowledge, watchfulness, general ability in languages and commerce and often in science and art. The person is well informed and is eager for knowledge of all kinds. Such natives are quick and energetic, both physically and intellectually and although not commanding the highest positions, they are found in the forefront of all progressive movements. If Buddha is afflicted, the native has in his nature pettiness and meanness of spirit, lack of ambition and slavishness.

K GURU Guru renders the mind buoyant cheerful and hopeful, generous and just, incapable of lasting resentment, forgetful of injuries, disposed to ambitious projects on the grand scale, free, frank and easy going, sympathetic and companionable. Guru is at his best in all philanthropic works and organisations for the betterment of people. If Guru is afflicted or badly placed, he tends to exaggeration and extravagance, and lends himself to dissipation and high living, bravado, bragging. The native becomes a "swelled head."

C SUKRA Sukra renders the nature docile, gentle, kindly, elegant and artistic. The person is refined and cultured, sociably disposed and very amiable. The artistic sense to which Sukra is allied may express itself variously in personal neatness and good taste or in the production of works of art, music, painting, singing, sculpture, poetry, etc. If Sukra is afflicted, this planet produces idleness, disorder, uncleanliness an neglect of obligations of social and domestic life, no planet is capable of greater perversion than Sukra if afflicted body.

L SHANI Sani gives the native a melancholy habit of mind and a philosophical turn of thought. Persons under the influence of Shani are thrifty, careful, cautious and slow. They are patient and enduring and very steadfast in their affections, having rooted likes and dislikes.


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They are inclined to become creatures of habit and lack flexibility of temperament. If afflicted or badly placed, Shani tends to produce a morbid person, gives meanness of nature and makes the native tyrannous over the weak and poor. He becomes wholly immersed in selfish thought and care.

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8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

When lords of 10th and 4th house are in one house When lords of 10th and 5th house are in one house When lords of 10th and 2nd house are in one house When lords of 10th and 1st house are in one house When lords of 11th and 1st house are in one house When lords of 11th and 2nd house are in one house When lords of 11th and 4th house are in one house When lords of 11th and 5th house are in one house When lords of 10th and 2nd house are in one house When lords of 10th and 5th house are in one house When lords of 10th and 4th house are in one house When lords of 10th and 5th house are in one house When lords of 10th and 4th house are in one house When lords of 10th and 5th house are in one house These yogas will bear fruit only if they are formed in auspcious houses i.e., 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th. They will be of little value, if they are formed in houses 3, 6, 8 and 12. Not only the association of the above planets constitutes DHANA YOGA, but the yoga arises also if there is mutual aspect or even one sided aspect amongst them.

DARIDRA YOGAS Combination of lords of 1. 6th and 2nd houses 2. 6th and 1st houses 3. 6th and 4th houses 4. 12th and 4th houses 5. 12th and 2nd houses 6. 12th and 1st houses 7. 6th and 10th houses 8. 12th and 10th houses 9. 6th and 5th houses

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RASI PARIVARTAN YOGA This means when the lord of one sign (house) is in another sign (house) and the lord of the latter sign (house) is in the former. This yoga becomes a MAHABHAGYA YOGA if exchange is between lord of auspicious houses viz. 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 and 11. Such yoga

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gives the Mahadasha of one and the Antardasha of the other planet (who are involved in the yoga) great name, fame and wealth. However, if the exchange is between the lord of good house and lord of 3, 6, 8 or 12 it is called DAINYA YOGA which causes ups and downs and struggles in life particularly in the Mahadasha and Antardasha of planets involved in the yoga. The exchange of houses between lords of 3, 6, 8 and 12 amongst themselves is good and becomes VIPREET RAJA-YOGA. Kuja

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SUNAPHA YOGA When there are planets in the 2nd to Chandra this yoga is caused. It gives wealth, name and fame to the native according to the natural qualities of planet. Even a malefic is considered good in this yoga of course he will give the benefit according to his own qualities. Ravi, Rahu and Kethu do not count in this yoga.

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success but all has to be achieved by his own efforts. Here also Ravi, Rahu and Kethu are not considered.

will be very well off in his life and will be blessed with children and will have name and fame all over the country.

DURUDHARA YOGA

VASUMATHI YOGA

This is caused when there are planets both in the 2nd and 12th houses to Chandra. Benefics give very good results and malefics cause trouble. Benefics and malefics combined give mixed results.

This yoga is formed when benefics occupy Upachaya houses (3, 6, 10 and 11) from Chandra or Lagna. The presence of this yoga in the birth chart will enable the native to achieve lasting fame and reputation. He will have good moral character and be prosperous.

KENDRUM YOGA This is an inauspicious yoga and caused when there are no planets in the 2nd and 12th houses to Chandra. Presence of this yoga in the horoscope, it is said, lessens the good effects of other yogas and gives little success to the native in his life. It is believed that the evil effects of this yoga are cancelled, if Chandra is placed in the horoscope in kendra to the lagna, or Chandra is in his own sign Kataka or if there are planets in Kendra position to Chandra. We have, in our experience, seen Kendra position to Chandra. We have, in our experience, seen very evil results coming out if this yoga is present in a horoscope.

KAHALA YOGA

CHANDRA MANGAL YOGA

PAPA VESI YOGA

If Kuja (Mangal) is associated with Moon this yoga is formed. Some say that this yoga is also formed if there is mutual aspect between Chandra and Kuja. The effect of this yoga is gain of wealth though through occupations like selling liquor, blackmarketing, selling women, keeping brothels. If the combination has good aspect of Guru or Sukra, the gain of wealth will be through fair means.

This yoga is formed by the malefics being 2nd to Ravi. The result is opposite to Shubha Vesi Yoga.

SHUBHA VASI YOGA

LAGNADHIYOGA AND CHANDRADHIYOGA

OBHAYACHARI YOGA

When there are benefics (Guru, Sukra and Budha) in the houses 6th, 7th and 8th or 6th or 7th or 8th from Lagna or Chandra (Chandra Lagna) this yoga is formed. For the yoga to be fully effective it should be formed by all the three benefics not by one or two only. The presence of this yoga in the birth chart will make the native polite and trustworthy, happy, wealthy, famous and will enable him to be victorious over his enemies. This is considered to be one of the most beneficial and auspicious yoga.

CHATUSSARA YOGA This yoga is caused when all the kendras are occupied by planets. With this yoga in the horoscope the native will earn good reputation,

This yoga is formed when the lords of the 4th and 9th houses are in kendras from each other and lord of lagna is strong. This yoga makes the native stubborn, brave and head of a village or community.

SHUBHA VESI YOGA If benefic planets other than Chandra occupy the 2nd from Ravi, this yoga is formed. This yoga makes the person fortunate, happy, virtuous and famous.

Benefic planets are in 12th house to Ravi. The effect is good orator, well proportioned limbs, wealthy and famous. PAPA VASI YOGA is formed by malefics in the 12th to Ravi and gives opposite results. This is formed when Guru is in Kendra from Chandra. This yoga gives many relations, makes the native polite and generous, a builder of a village or town or its ruler and famous.

PANCHA MAHAPURUSH YOGAS These are 5 as follows:

1. RUCHAKA YOGA When Kuja is in his exaltation sign or own sign and is in Kendra to Lagna or Chandra. The person born in this yoga will have good health, will be ruler or will hold high office in the army or police. He will be liberal, wealthy and longlived.


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2. HAMSA YOGA When Guru is in his exaltation or own sign and is in Kendra to Chandra or Lagna. With this yoga the native will possess a beautiful body, he will be liked by others and will have a good moral character. 3. BHADRA YOGA When Buddha is in his exaltation or own sign and is in Kendra to Lagna or Chandra, the person born in this yoga will have good physique and well proportioned limbs strong as that of a lion. He will be longlived and will do good to others. 4. MALAVYA YOGA When Sukra is in his exaltation or own sign and is in Kendra to Lagna or Chandra, the person with this yoga will have a well built body, be handsome, wealthy, happy with wife and children. He will also be longlived, famous and will have the comfort of vehicles–(his own or these under his control). 5. SASA YOGA When Shani is in his exaltation or own sign and is in Kendra to Lagna or Chandra, the person with this yoga will have many servants at his disposal, he will be cruel, a leader or the head of a village, town or community. He will be inclined to deprive others of their riches for his own benefit.

PUSHKALA YOGA This yoga is formed when the lord of the sign occupied by Chandra (who should be associated with the lord of Lagna) be in Kendra or in the house of an intimate friend aspecting Lagna and at the same time Lagna should be occupied by a powerful planet. This yoga makes the native wealthy, soft-spoken, famous and respected by Government.

LAKSHMI YOGA This yoga is formed when the lord of Lagna is powerful and the lord of the 9th occupies a Kendra Trikona in own or exaltation sign. With this yoga the native will be noble, rich, learned, handsome, famous, honest, good ruler and will enjoy all comforts of life.

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KALANIDHI YOGA This yoga is formed when Guru be aspected by Buddha or Sukra either in the 2nd or in the 5th house and Guru be in the 2nd or 5th in the sign of Buddha or Sukra. This yoga makes the native highly passionate, good natured, respected by authorities and he gets comforts of conveyances and other luxuries.

KUSUM YOGA This yoga is formed when Guru is in Lagna, Chandra in the 7th and Ravi in the 8th from Chandra. With this yoga the native will be a person of a very high status or be head of a town, village or community and he will have good reputation.

ASATYVADI YOGA This yoga is formed when the lord of the 2nd occupies the house of Shani or Kuja and if malefics join Kendras and Trikonas. This yoga makes the native a perfect liar.

RAJA YOGAS Raja-yogas are those which give name, fame, wealth and authority. Some selected Raja-yogas are given below: 1. Three or more planets should be in exaltation own house occupying Kendras. 2. When a planet is in debilitation but is retrograde and occupies a favourable position. 3. Three or four planets possess Digbala. 4. The lord of the sign in which a planet is debilitated or the planet who would be exalted there, should be in Kendra to Chandra or Lagna. This is called NEECHABHANGA RAJA YOGA. 5. Chandra be in Kendra (not in Lagna) and be aspected by Guru. 6. Out of the lords of the 2nd, 9th and 11th houses, at least one planet be in Kendra from Chandra and Guru be lord of 2nd, 5th or the 11th house. 7. (a) Lord of 9th in 9th. (b) Lord of 10th in 10th. (c) Lord of 9th in 10th or lord of 10th in 9th. (d) Lord of 9th and 10th in 10th or in 9th. (e) Lord of 9th from 9th i.e., 5th in 5th.


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MAHABHAGYA YOGA As the name denotes this yoga is supposed to make the native very fortunate. This yoga is formed in day birth chart, if the Lagna, Chandra and Ravi are all in odd signs. In a night birth chart the Lagna, Ravi and Chandra should be in even signs. The above are some of the selected yogas collected for the benefit of the students. Students are advised to check the yogas when present in the horoscope very carefully because yogas to be fully efficacious should be formed in auspicious houses and by lords of auspicious houses with the exception of Chandradhi and Lagnadhi yogas in which the planets have to be in the 6th, 7th or 8th house from the Lagna or Chandra.

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RAVI MAHADASHA (SUN)

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If Ravi be a strong benefic (that is lord of an auspicious house) and well placed in the horoscope (that is not placed in houses 3, 6, 8, 12) during the Dasha or Antardasha, there will be birth of children and the native would get power and authority, fame, favour from elders, Government. There will be success in undertaking and the father of the native would benefit. The native would also enjoy good health. If Ravi be weak and malefic in the birth chart his Dasha and Antardasha results would be unfavourable. Ill health, bilious troubles, heart disease, eye trouble, skin troubles, loss of wealth


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and reputation, imprisonment, ill health of father and quarrels in the family may be expected.

CHANDRA (MOON) If Chandra be strong, benefic and well placed in the birth charts, her Dasha and Antardasha will bring tranquility of mind, success in business, enjoyment of comforts, birth of children, marriage, gains from lands, houses and Government. If Chandra be weak, malefic and ill placed the results would be unfavourable. Sleeping disease, drowsiness, anxiety of mind, diseases like diarrhoea, jaundice, anaemia and impurity of blood may be expected. Danger to mother, loss of ancestral property and loss through female agency may be expected.

KUJA (MARS) If strong, benefic and well placed, success in litigation, defeat of enemies, birth of brother or prosperity to him, gains from lands, minerals etc. may be expected. Fame will increase and the native may be able to get a position of command and power. If Kuja be weak, malefic and ill placed, failure in litigation or other ventures, quarrels in the family, ill health to or loss of brothers, loss of property, danger from accidents, dis-pleasure from high officials, loss by fire and diseases like bilious troubles, impurity of blood, high blood pressure, fevers, eye troubles, appendicitis, throat troubles etc. may be expected during Kuja's Dasha and Antardasha.

BUDDHA (MERCURY) If Budha be strong, benefic and well placed, we may expect in his Dashas and Antardashas, increase fame, improvement in educational field, new knowledge, respect from learneds, honours in sports, high position, gains from business, proficiency in subjects like astrology, astronomy, mathematics etc. If Buddha be weak, malefic and ill placed, skin troubles, anaemia, heart trouble, mental troubles, nervous disorders, quarrels with friends, displeasure from superiors, failures in educational and research work, losses in business, losses to or death of maternal relatives may be expected during his Dasha and Antardasha.

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GURU (JUPITER) If Guru be strong, benefic and well placed in the horoscope, increase of wealth, exposition of the field of activity in which the native is engaged, gain of name and fame, respect from elders, favours from Government, promotion in service, birth of children, acquisition of vehicles, marriage of self or in family, acquisition of or improvement in knowledge relating to religious scriptures, good health etc., may be expected during his Dasha and Antardasha. If Guru be weak, malefic and ill-placed, ill health or loss of children, scandals, failure in undertakings may be expected. The native may also suffer from intestinal disorders, appendicitis, fainting, ear troubles, giddiness, liver troubles, diabetes, cancer, during his Dasha and Antardasha.

SUKRA (VENUS) If Sukra be strong, benefic and well placed, there will be marriage, conjugal enjoyments, birth of daughters, acquisition of articles of luxury and comfort, conveyances and house, honours from Government, success in undertaking, gain of wealth etc. may be expected. If Sukra be weak, malefic, or ill placed, ill health or death of wife, entanglement with low class or immoral women, loss of vitality etc. may be expected in his Dasha and Antardasha. Diseases like venereal complaints, anaemia, kidney and urinary troubles, eye troubles etc. may also be expected.

SHANI (SATURN) If Shani be strong, benefic and well placed in the birth chart, we may expect during his Dasha and Antardasha, gain of high position and authority, influence over masses (Shani represents democracy) gains through servants, gains from land and agriculture, cattle, business etc. If Shani be weak, malefic and ill placed, we may expect during his Dasha and Antardasha, ill health (chronic troubles) death of elderly members in the family, trouble through servants, loss from lands, quarrels, and loss of influence in the public. Sani at times gives a lot of misery, if he is badly placed in the birth chart. It may aso produce rheumatic complaints, colic pains,


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fatigue, general debility, injuries, ill health to wife and children or their death. Shani, if a great malefic in the chart becomes first class death inflicting planet to the native.

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RAHU (NORTH NODE) If Rahu be strong, benefic and well placed in the horoscope, we may expect during his Dasha and Antardasha accumulation of wealth, gains from business, prosperity or promotion in profession, gains of position and respect, a diplomatic or political assignment, general happiness and pilgrimage to holy places. If Rahu be weak, malefic and ill placed, we may expect loss of wealth, wanderings, quarrels, disputes, poverty, ill health (diseases may defy diagnosis), deaths in the family, contagious diseases etc.

KETHU (SOUTH NODE) If Kethu be strong, benefic, and well placed in the birth chart, we may expect during his Dasha and Antardasha, gain of wealth, gains through evil actions, well being and general prosperity. If is said that death during the Dasha of Kethu gives MOKSHA (salvation from rebirth). If Kethu be weak, malefic and ill placed, we may expect during his Dasha and Antardasha, loss of wealth, ill health, disgrace, imprisonment, associations with low class people, fear from thieves or the native becoming a thief himself, diseases like leprosy and other troubles of choronic or incurable nature. Note: The benefic places for Rahu and Kethu are 3rd, 6th and 11th houses. He is powerful to do good in the 4th, 6th, 9th and 10th houses also, but in the 5th house he will cause death of children or abortion. In the 8th and 12th he is very troublesome. In the 7th he will cause death of wife and immoral tendencies. Kethu is benefic in 3rd, 6th and 11th places. He is malefic in other places. Rahu and Kethu being shadowy planets, their functioning will, in spite of what is stated above, also depend mainly on their conjunctions with other planets an the aspects they receive. In this connection what has been stated in lesson XX about Rahu and Kethu should always be kept in mind while assessing their results during their Dashas and Antardashas.

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I HOUSE (Lagna) During the Dasha of he lord of Lagna, who is strong and well placed, the person will rise to eminence, will be happy, enjoy good health, gains wealth, name and fame and his popularity and influence will increase. If the lord of Lagna be weak, ill placed and afflicted (afflication means bad conjunction, bad aspect, etc.) the person will suffer from ill health, mental anxiety, loss of wealth, position and will lead a miserable life. He may even have to leave his native place.

II HOUSE If the lord of II house is well placed during his Dasha and Antardasha, there will be general prosperity in the family, enjoyment of good food, accumulation of wealth, gain of knowledge, political gains etc. If the lord be weak, ill placed or afflicted during his periods, we may expect financial loss, loss of property, troubles amongst members of family, heavy expenditure and fall in income. The native might suffer from eye and mouth disease and indulge in falsehoods.

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success in educational field. Get help from his relations and friends, good income from house and landed property, comfort of vehicles. He might achieve higher status in society and get promotion if in service. Pleasant trips might also be enjoyed by him. If otherwise, we may expect illness or loss of mother, domestic troubles, departure from native place, loss of ancestral property, loss of vehicles etc.

horoscope - or to be in his own house or to be in 8th or 12th house by which position he would cause a Vipreet Raja-yoga.

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If it be otherwise, there will be separation from wife, troubles from other women, venereal disease, tiring journeys and wanderings.

If the Lord of the IV House be strong and well placed, during his periods, the native would enjoy domestic happiness, achieve success in educational field. Get help from his relations and friends, good income from house and landed property, comfort of vehicles. He might achieve higher status in society and get promotion if in service. Pleasant trips might also be enjoyed by him. If otherwise, we may expect illness or loss of mother, domestic troubles, departure from native place, loss of ancestral property, loss of vehicles etc.

V HOUSE If the lord of the V house is strong and well placed, during his periods, the native may expect birth of children. The native may achieve success in Mantra Siddhi. If a politician or in service, he might get a good diplomatic assignment, or become a minister. He would do virtuous deeds, become popular and be happy. If the lord of V be weak or ill placed, we may expect the native to suffer from loss of mental equilibrium, loss of children. He may have to face scandals and troubles of the stomach.

VI HOUSE If the lord of VI house be well placed, during his periods we may expect the native to vanquish his enemies, to pay off his debts, to enjoy good health and to gain name, fame and wealth by daring acts. If it be otherwise, the results will be opposite and the native be expected to have a miserable time on account of ill health, debts and enemies. It should, however, be remembered that the 6th house is a dusthana. So it is always better for the lord of 6th to be weak in the

VII HOUSE If the lord of the VII house be strong and well placed, the native may expect during his periods, his marriage, acquisition of items of luxury and comfort, married happiness, success in partnership, business etc.

VIII HOUSE If the lord of the VIII house be strong and well placed, during his periods the native is expected to discharge his debts, gets sudden wealth by inheritance, insurance money, pension, gratuity etc. If it be otherwise, the native would suffer from obstructions from loss of health and wealth. As to what would be good position for the lord of 8th, what has been said under the VI house will apply to the lord of VIII house also.

IX HOUSE If the lord of IX house be strong and well placed, the native can expect all kinds of happiness and comforts, name, fame and wealth. He can also attain success in higher education, become learned in scriptures and may perform gainful journeys to distant places (foreign countries). If it be otherwise, the results will be the reverse of what has been said above.

X HOUSE If the lord of X house is favourable disposed, during his periods the native will achieve success in his profession, acquire name, fame and honours, if a politician he may becme a Minister, Prime Minister or President, will do good deeds and will lead a happy life. If otherwise the results will be opposite of what has been said above.


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XI HOUSE If the lord of XI house is favourably disposed, the native will have continued gains of wealth, his business will become very profitable and he will receive respect from others. He will make good friends and will construct houses and own conveyances. If it be otherwise the results will be so also.

XII HOUSE If the lord of XII house is in his own house or in 6, 8, or 12 the native will gain name, fame, wealth and get bed comforts, will possess luxuries and be happy. If the lord of 12th is positioned elsewhere, he will involve all kinds of losses to the native and his life will be miserable. The results on account of lordship of house given above should be read along with Lesson XIX in which we have mentioned the results of the lords of various houses on account of their position in different houses. Thus in order to arrive at a conclusive decision as to what will be the effect of a planet, we should carefully see the results by his position in a rasi and house and his lordship, as well as his natural qualities. The lesson in which we have given the results of position of planets in various houses may also be read. The results given there will also occur in the Dasha or Antardasha of these planets. Thus we find that on account of the varieties of functions performed by planets (viz. his being a natural benefic or malefic, his being a functional benefic or malefic by lordship, having his own natural characteristics and his position in a particular house), the results given by him in his Dasha or Antardasha will be many. In order, therefore, to assess the correct result all the varieties of the functions should be taken into account. In our endeavour to give as much guidance as possible in the limited space available, we give some further tips for assessing the Antardasha readings. The major Dasha of a planet lasts from 6 years in case of Ravi to 20 years in case of Sukra, so about the whole major period we can only say that Dasha of such and such a planet will be generally good or bad according to his standing in the horoscope. For the Antardasha we will have to be precise.

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While the Dasha lord will make his effects feel throughout the Dasha, but it will be the Antardasha lord who will have a real say during the period of his Antardasha according to his position. While assessing the merits of an Antardasha lord, we should study his position to see how he could act, if he was the Dasha lord. After this assessment the following principles may be followed to judge his effects. 1. If the major lord (Mahadasha or Dasha lord) is good (a) and sub-lord (antardasha lord) is also good, good effects of both the major lord and antardasha lord will be felt, if they are mutually related. There will be mutual relation amongst the two planets where (i) they occupy each others sign; (ii) they are in conjunction; or there is mutual aspect amongst them; (iii) they are in mutual Kendra; or in Trikona position (b) A good sub-lord not related to the major lord remains neutral and the effects of the major lord will only be felt. (c) A bad sub-lord related to the good Dasha lord modifies the Dasha lord's effects depending on their relative strength in the chart. (d) A bad sub-lord not related, the good major lord remains neutral and major lord's good effects only will be felt with traces of evil effects of the Antardasha or sub-lord. 2. A major lord in the house of a sub-lord becomes the latter's tenant. As such he gets his trait changed by the sub-lord. If that sub-lord be good, good effects will be realised, but if he be bad, bad effects of the sub-lord will be felt by the native. If the major lord is also bad, very bad results may be expected. If the malefic sub-lord is weaker than the good major lord, there will be mitigation to a great extent of the evil effects of the sub-lord. 3. If only one of them aspects, the other one not reciprocating, the characteristics of the aspector should be added to the aspectee and combined results should be predicted. If the aspector is the Dasha lord, his effect will be more predominant and vice-versa.


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4. In the case of conjunction the effects of a more powerful planet predominate. 5. There is a view that the major lord in his own sub-period (which is always the first Antardasha) does not give his effects. Practical experience has proved this theory to be incorrect. If the major lord is good and well placed, in his Antardasha we should expect all good effects due from that planet. 6. The relative positions of the major lord and Antardasha lord are also of great importance, If they are 6, 8 and 12, the Antardasha will not be good in spite of the major and Antardasha lords both being good. When the sub-lord is in the 2nd the position is not so bad, but if it occupies the 12th house to the major lord, the position will be considered bad. There is a dictum in our classical texts that Dwirdwadasha (2nd and 12th) position of the majority of planets in a horoscope is not a healthy sign in a horoscope. Such a position makes the life full of struggles and ups and downs.

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HINDU VEDIC ASTROLOGY SIDEREAL ZODIAC AND THE ELEGANCE OF THE SEVEN SUBDIVISIONS CALLED SAPTAMSAS (SEE PICTURE ON PG. 212)

ASTROLOGY AND CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION First : I desire to make clear to the layman some of the fundamentals of Astrology and to disperse once and for all, the idea that Astrology is merely another system of fortune telling, another so-called occult or mystical method of divination or one of the many forms of necromancy based on superstitious belief. Second : I wish to open up to serious students of Astrology in Western countries, an astrological vista, which stretches considerably further back into ancient civilizations, then they had perhaps supposed to be the case. To such students it must be quite evident that there are wide gaps in our knowledge of the Science, which are not capable of being filled by the fragmentary records still extant of Egyptian, Persian, or Greek contributions to the subject. The knowledge that in in may be found a record of astrological Science, which is continuous and anything but fragmentary, and that this information is available to those, who will take the trouble to search for it, must in itself be welcome tidings to such students.


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Third : I hope, although not without a great deal of misgiving, that some interest might be aroused in those scientific circles, which today are not confining their research efforts to mere measurements of space and time. To these, the idea of correspondences between earthly phenomena, both physical and psychological, and what might be termed, astral mechanics, may be found worthy of closer and more scientific examination. Hitherto such scientific examination has not been vouchsafed to those systems or theories of Astrology, which seek to find in the planets and stars, the direct cause of these phenomena and perhaps rightly so. Correspondences mat at least be observed and tabulated, without conjecture as to the reasons for their existence and such observation and tabulation would at least confirm or disprove the findings of the ancient star scientists. We have merely opened the door, so to speak, to the archives which contain the history and development of this vast Science, which embraces all other so-called sciences. In this article we are examining briefly two factors and only one of the maps, which are used to chart the heavens at the exact time of the birth of an individual. There are many other factors which must be considered. These must all be weighed and balanced in order to determine. 1. The characteristics inherent in the individual at birth. 2. The conditions which are likely to surround him at various periods of his life. 3. The manner in which he is likely to react to these conditions. The two factors we are examining are: 1. The Rising Point at the time of birth. 2. The Zodiacal Sign occupied by the Moon at Birth. We are giving the correspondences which seem to exist at any given moment of time, between these two factors and certain definite traits of character possessed by all individuals born at that moment. These traits of character are mere outlines which can be filled in only after an exhaustive study of many other points in the heavens at birth and a balancing of all the factors, which enter which must be taken into consideration in this balancing process are given below:

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THE PLANETS We are showing that each Planet which is found in the Rising Asterism at birth seems to correspond with certain basic characteristics in every individual born at that time. To fully understand the apparent effects of each Planet, not only when it appears at the Rising Point, but also when it appears at other points in the heavens at the time of birth, one must fully understand the character correspondences which are inherent in the Planet itself, so that these correspondences may be applied, not only at the Rising Point but also at other points in the birth chart. A detailed study of the conditions corresponding to each of the Planets – per se – must therefore be made. These correspondences will be enumerated in future books. A study of such Planetary correspondences will include those of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, Pranpad and Gulik.

THE HOUSE We are examining in the article only the Rising Point, e.g., the first point of the First House of the Asterism Chart. Each map of the heavens at birth is divided into twelve parts or sections. These are known as the Houses of the horoscope. The Planets and other significant points in the heavens at birth must be placed in their time locations in the Map of Birth and each Planet may fall in any one of the twelve Houses. Each House represents certain routine activities and conditions of everyday human existence. The correspondences inherent in each Planet must be applied to the particular House in which that Planet is found at the time of birth. A full knowledge of the scope of each House is therefore necessary in order to determine the effect, which each Planet manifests when acting through the House it occupies. The Houses and their significance and scope will be fully described in a later article.

THE ZODIACAL SIGNS The inherent characteristics corresponding with each Zodiacal Sign must also be fully comprehended. A given Planet will produce a different set of correspondences in each Zodiacal Sign in which that Planet may be found at birth. It is therefore necessary for the student to be familiar with each of the twelve Signs of the Zodiac and with the modifications or intensifications imparted by each Sign to the Planet found within its limits.


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THE DEGREES Not only is the Sign position of each Planet of the utmost importance in judging a birth chart, but the particular degree of the Sign in which the Planet is located must be taken into consideration. A Planet in ten degrees of Taurus for example, results in a combination of specific correspondences, quite different from those which occur if the same Planet is in, say, eight degrees of the same Sign. Since each Zodiacal Sign extends over and arc of thirty degrees, it can readily be understood that each degree of each Sign or a total or three hundred and sixty degrees must be studied so that the effect of any particular degree upon the Planet, which is stationed on that degree, may be ascertained.

THE ASPECTS Each Planet and each significant point in the heavens (such significant points for instance as Rahu, Kethu, the Rising Point etc.) has a certain geometrical relationship in space to each of the others. In Astrology, when the geometrical relationships of two planets are expressed in terms of certain angles, one planet is said to aspect the other. Thus, if two planets are situated 180° apart in the map of the heavens at birth, these two Planets are said to be in opposition aspect to each other. If they are in the same part of the heavens, not more than six to eight degrees apart, they are said to conjunct each other. Other aspects which depend on angular relationships are the Square (90°), the Trine (120°), the Sextile (60°), the Semi-Sextile (30°), and others of less importance. When one Planet aspects another, it has a definite effect of modification or intensification, or even alteration on the correspondences usually found as a result of the Planet's position as to Sign, and House. Aspects between Planets, therefore, are extremely important in judging a birth chart.

THE DIGNITIES AND STRENGTHS There are certain sections of the heavens, certain degrees of the Zodiac, certain Houses in the birth-chart, where the influence of a particular Planet is stronger than in others. The Planet is said to be powerful when it occupies these positions. Conversely, there are sections, where the power of the same Planet will be very weak. The particular sections, in which each Planet is powerful or weak, vary according to the Planet. It is essential therefore to know the

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powerful and weak positions of each Planet in order to be able to balance the correspondences of one Planet against another.

THE BIRTH CHARTS The object of constructing an Asterism Chart of Birth is to determine the Rising Point in order to discover where Asterisms and Planets were at that point. Having obtained this information, we proceeded to give certain correspondences peculiar to each Asterism on the Rising Point and to each Planet, which occupied that Rising Asterism. We are concerned only with that particular point. But since it is necessary to obtain more than a mere general outline of each individual's characteristics and potentialities, and these can only be obtained by a balancing of all the factors predominating at the time of birth, full Birth Maps must be constructed, which show the position of all the Planets in addition to those which may have been at the Rising Point. In Western Astrology, only one chart of the conditions of the heavens at the birth of an individual is constructed. In the Hindu System, however, no less than seven birth charts must be drawn and sometimes is necessary to use then charts. These must all be erected and read together, because they interlock each with the others. As pointed out in previous references, each individual's PRESENT DESTINY is the result of several factors as follows: 1. The past thoughts and actions of his ancestors. 2. His own past thoughts and actions. 3. His own past aspirations. His FUTURE DESTINY will depend on the following factors: 1. His present environment and family ties (the result of the first three). 2. His present aspirations. 3. His will to attain and to free himself from his present selfimposed limitations. It is impossible to determine all the factors from one chart and, unless all these factors are known it is impossible to give any conclusive advice. Indeed, any conclusions arrived at may under certain conditions be actually contrary to the true facts.


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In Hindu Astrology, many charts must be erected and read separately and the evidence contributed by each one must be balanced with all the others, in order to arrive at a concise and clear picture of all the forces which have culminated in that particular individual. The Charts which must be erected for each birth are as follows : (Please see diagram on page 212) 1. The Asterism Chart-NAKASHATRA KUNDALI (NAKSHATRA KUNDLI) 2. The Life Chart-JANMA KUNDALI (LUNAR CHART) (a) Chart for rectification of the houses BHAVA-CHALIT KUNDALI (RISING SIGN CHART) 3. The HORA KUNDALI (WEALTH CHART) one-half division of the Ascending House. 4. The DRESHKAN KUNDALI (DREKKANA-FAMILY CHART) one-third division of the Ascending House. 5. The NAWAMAUNSH KUNDALI (NAVAMSA CHARTHUSBAND & WIFE) hidden in the Life Chart and the Asterisms. One-ninth division of the Ascending House. 6. The DASHAUNSH KUNDALI (DASAMSA CHART-STATUS & PROFESSION) 7. The DWADASHAUNSH KUNDALI (DWADASAMSA CHART - PARENTS & HAPPINESS) one-twelfth division of the Ascending House. 1. THE LIFE CHART : Within the Life Chart is hidden all the various factors which have come to fruition in the present life of the individual. But it must be dissected into the various other charts so that a separate history can be obtained of each one of these factors, and also the relative importance of each in shaping the future destiny. Quite often evidence which seems to be important in the Life Chart is nullified or modified by the evidence furnished by the subsidiary charts. Many times, events occur, which are startling and revolutionary in character and they are not even potentially indicated in the Life Chart. Yet a study of the subsidiary charts would reveal their presence in the most unmistakable terms. 2. THE HORA KUNDALI (WEALTH CHART) : This is the chart of

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the emotions and the personal emotional ties, already contracted or to be possibly contracted by the individual himself during this life. It is called the Heart (PRAN) and is a true picture of the individual and the emotions which are likely to control and direct his actions in this life. It is the real key to his character. By means of this chart it is possible to judge in what manner the individual is likely to behave during certain emotional conflicts or experiences. It indicates his vitality, his temperament, the color and intensity of his nature, and is an indispensable guide to prognostication, since events themselves depend, to a large extent, on how an individual reacts to certain conditions and certain degrees and types of external pressure. The chart will reveals whether he is likely to break under such pressure or to surmount the difficulties, obstacles, stresses and strains which are shown in the Life Chart and which will occur at certain periods of his life. The Hora Kundali is the measure of the man, and this chart must not be confused with what is known in the Western systems as an Horary Chart. It is definitely a part of the Life Chart and is evolved from it like the other subsidiary Life Charts. 3. THE DRESHKAN KUNDALI (FAMILY CHART) : This is the chart, which describes the family ties and indicates the limitations which these ties impose on the native's hopes and aspirations. It must be remembered that such ties in this life are the result of actions in past lives, so these limitations have really, to a large extent, been self-imposed. They conflict many times with the desires and the career of the native and the manner in which these two opposing forces may be resolved or made to co-operate, will be shown in the Dreshkan Kundali. The middle way between duty and personal aspiration can be pointed out to the individual by the skilled Astrologer, by means of the evidence contained in this chart, in which all family skeletons are exposed. 4. THE NAWAMAUNSH KUNDALI (HUSBAND & WIFE) : Investigation of this chart will reveal conditions which may contribute to periods of happiness and misery in the life of the


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native; the periods of well being and the periods of stress and strain. The causes leading up to them will be shown and also the lessons to be learned from them. A knowledge of the evidence revealed in this chart will prepare the individual and enable him to meet adversity and prosperity, loss and gain, praise and censure, misfortune and the individual and enable him to meet adversity and prosperity, loss and gain, praise and censure, misfortune and success, illness and health with equanimity and poise and in a cheerful and hopeful spirit, secure in the knowledge that each state is but a phase through which he must pass to the succeeding state. The knowledge to be gleaned from the Nawamaunsh Kundali and the correct application of this knowledge to the Life Chart, helps to banish fear of what is constantly "around the corner" and aids in strengthening the moral fibre of the individual. 5. THE DASHAUNSH KUNDALI (STATUS & PROFESSION): This Chart describes the hopes and aspirations of the native and shows the degree of success which it is possible for him to attain in this life. It has to do with his career, his place in the world. It designates the channels through which he should direct his efforts in order to develop his talents to the best advantage. It deals with contacts outside of the family circle. It shows the obstacles to be encountered and how to overcom them. A wealth of information regarding the life of the individual, not apparent in the Life Chart, is obtained from this Chart, as it concerns his contacts with others, and this chart is appropriately named by the Hindus the Pyramid of Life (SWARGA-SHIKHAR). 6. THE DWADASHAUNSH KUNDALI (PARENTS & HAPPINESS – PAST LIVES, REINCARNATION) : This is probably the most interesting chart of them all. It is called the Wheel of Destiny by the Hindus (DAIVA-CHAKRA), and is the Chart which links this life to past and future lives. A knowledge of this chart is essential to those whose higher consciousness makes it possible for them to envision a continuity of existence, which includes this life as but a small section of the whole. The evidence contained in this chart brings point and meaning into this short span of life. Through it we can, if we have attained to a certain degree of cosmic consciousness, place

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ourselves in relation to the universe, and we can scan our whole existence and relate this life to a continuous whole. It is very seldom that this knowledge can be vouchsafed to any individual, and this chart should not be lightly read. It takes a skilled Astrologer, well versed in philosophy and metaphysics, to delineate this chart, and most individuals are not yet ready for the knowledge of themselves which is to be found in the Dwadashaunsh Kundali. 7. FEMALE ASTROLOGY : The Hindus recognize a vast difference between the psychological reactions of men and women and they have developed through the ages an entirely separate and dinstinct technique for Astrological interpretation of Female Charts. This particular branch of the Science has been refined and evolved to the highest degree. The Hindu and Sanskrit works on Female Astrology contain pages and pages of aphorisms on female function alone - on menstruation, childbirth, predetermination of the sex of the child, eugenics and all other feminine functions and their correspondences with variousplanetary positions and configurations. So accurate are these aphorisms that the sex of any individual will be evident to the Astrologer merely by observation of the birth chart without any prior knowledge. Female Astrology, therefore, is an entirely separate branch and actually is more far reaching and significant in its implications than the Astrology of the Male. In closing let me say again that Astrology is the Father of all the Sciences. It is the Science of Life itself and of Human Destiny. It is a fallacy to imagine that Astrology is based on Fatalism. Destiny and Fate are not synomymous. Fate is the Law of God; Destiny is the fruit of collective actions in past lives. Destiny is linked to the humen being, but it must be accompanied by Action. Without action destiny is incomplete. In Astrology is found the keynote of discriminative action.


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Apoklima Ashtakavarga Ashtamsa Asthangatha Ayurdaya

3, 6, 9 and 12 houses Eight sources of energy, the planets are subjected to 1/8 of a sign Combustion Longevity

Bala Bhachakra Bhava Bhinnashtakavarga Bhukti

Strength Zodiac House or signification Individual Ashtakavarga A directional measure, sub-period

Chandra Chandra Lagna Chitta

The Moon Sign occupied by the Moon 14th Constellation (Lunar Mansion) Virginis Spica

Dasa Drekkana Drekkanabala Dusthana Dwadasamsa Dwadasavargeeyabala

Directional measure, time period 1/3 of a sign Strength due to Drekkana Evil places (6, 8, 12) 12 kinds of divisions, e.g., of a sign Strength obtained ue to residence in the twelve kinds of divisions of a sign.

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A great sage Transit results Planet Planetary factor Product of zeroes and planetary factor Jupiter

Hora Horamakaranda

1/2 of a sign An ancient Treatise on Astrology

Jathaka Jyotisha Marthanda

Horoscopy A distinction meaning the "Sun of Astrology"

Kakshya Kanya Karaka Karyasiddhi Kataka Karmasthana Kendra Kethu

Orbit - 1/8 of a sign Virgo Indicator Success Cancer 10th house Quadrants, 4, 7, 10 houses Dragon's Tail or the South Node of the Moon Degrees of planets devoid of signs arranged in the ascending order 3rd constellation (Lunar Mansion) Tauri Alcyone Strength of residence Fertility for Conception Mars Aquarius

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Navamsa Navamsa Bala Neechabhanga Nirayana

Constellation or Lunar Mansion of Fixed Star 1/9 of a sign Strength due to Navamsa Cancellation of debilitation Fixed zodiac

Ochchabala Ochchabhaga

Exaltation strength Exaltation degrees of planets

Padamsa Panapara Panchamsa Panchavargas Paradara Saham Poorna Chandra Poorvaphalguni

1/4 of a sign 2, 5, 8 and 11 houses 1/5 of a sign Five kinds of division of a sign Signification ruling adultery Full Moon 11th constellation (Lunar Mansion) Leonis 20th constellation (Lunar Mansion) Sagittarit

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Thula Trikona Trikona reductions

Libra Trine (1, 5, 9 houses) Reductions in triangular Signs like Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

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n the summer of 1978 I went to North India with Prof. Mark Juergensmeyer of the University of California at Berkeley to study the Radhasoami movement. The Radhasoami movement, founded by Shiv Dayal Singh (18181878) in the mid-19th Century in Agra, India, is a religious tradition based upon "Sant Mat," the "path of the saints." It has many branches, the largest of which is in Beas, Punjab, India. The basic tenets of the movement are: (1) the Yogeshwar Ananda practice of surat shabd yoga, (2) the Swami Saraswati introduced author to belief in a living Master who initiates the physical counterpart of disciples into the path, (3) a pure moral "Akashic Records." life which includes the abstinence from meat, fish, eggs, alcohol, drugs and sex outside marriage, and (4) the firm conviction that Ji van Mukti — Liberation or Enlightenment while living – is possible under the guidance of a realized saint or mystic. It is of interest and usually not known in America that the Radhasoami movement has been the basis for several popular religious groups in America including the Divine Light Mission – Guru Maharaji's father was initiated by Sawan Singh of Radhasoami Beas and later left to start his own sect; Eckankar whose founder Paul Twitchell was initiated by Kripal Singh, himself a disciple of Sawan Singh; and MSIA, founded by John Roger Hinkins who claims to have been given permission to initiate devotees to the inner spiritual planes by Sawan Singh. I was invited to go on the trip because of my knowledge of


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obscure yogis and saints in the region. My job was to visit the various gurus and ashrams in the Punjab and compile an exhaustive genealogical tree of the spiritual leaders involved in the tradition. Later, during my travels alone, I visited with Baba Faqir Chand, a 92-year-old sage who had been doing intensive spiritual practices for over 75 years. He was one of the three most advanced adepts of surat shabd yoga* in the world. It was during my stay with this venerable saint that I learned of the Bhrigu Samhita which is considered to be a physical counterpart to the controversial "Akashic Records" – a complete account of mankind's experiences allegedly existing in the astral and causal planes – and the oldest astrological treatise in the world. On the day of my stay at Manavta Mandir I was invited by my friend Swami Yogeshwar Ananda Saraswati and a local scholar to consult the ancient work. Although my time was limited I was eager to do so. On July 22, 1978, in the midst of India's torrential monsoons and intense summer heat, the Swami and I took a bicycle rickshaw from the "Be-Man Temple" and followed our scholar guide through the crowded city streets of Hoshiarpur** to our destination. On the way Swami Yogeshwar told me the fascinating legend of the book. Millenniums ago, during an untraceable time in India's history, the renowned sage Bhrigu reigned as the world's greatest astrologer. His mastery of astrology was so profound that he was able to dictate certain parts of the Akashic Records from the astral worlds onto special scrolls in the sacred language of Sanskrit, often called by Indian mystics "the language of the gods." This primordial translation was said to contain the record of every human being who ever lived on earth. During each age the work has been transferred onto new palm leaves in order to preserve it for future generations. The present manuscript is said to be an exact copy of the original and is itself 400 to 500 years old. According to Hindu mythology Bhrigu was a son of the sage Varun. It is said that once Bhrigu visited Lord Vishnu when the latter was sleeping with his consort Lakshmi. As Bhrigu was not accorded a proper welcome by Vishnu, the former felt annoyed and

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he hit Lord Vishnu. The act of Bhrigu was intolerable to the wife of Lord Vishnu. She became angry with Bhrigu and cursed him, "You and your entire Brahman generation shall ever live a life of pauperism and Lakshami shall remain far away from Brahmans." Bhrigu repented for his deed and pleaded for mercy to Goddess Lakshmi. Ultimately, the goddess took mercy upon Bhrigu and told him to write the Bhrigu Samhita (an astrological book) to earn his own livelihood and a livelihood for his generation, since it was not possible for her to withdraw the curse. Where and when this book was written by Bhrigu has not yet been ascertained by any scholar. Because Braha and Utpal, the great astrologers of ancient India, make no reference to this book in their writings it is believed that it must have been written in the post-Vedic period. The origional Bhrigu Samhita has not yet been traced. It appears some parts of it are owned by Brahman families in Varanasi, Poona and Meerut but they do not allow anyone to study these chapters. Thus this great astrological book still remains beyond the reach of scholars. Reference to Bhrigu Samhita is made in Jatak-Skand, which implies that the horoscope and the forecast of the entire life of every human being born on this planet is given in this book, according to the time, place and date of birth of the individual. Eleven chapters deal life. These chapters are: Kundli Khand – horoscopes; Phabit Kahand – forecasts; Jarah-Parharan – previous lives; Tathalin Bhrig-Prashan – questions of Bhrigu; PratyakshMooh-Prashah – tangle answers; Nasht0Janmong Deepiha – index to lost horoscopes; Sarivarisht-Nivaran-Khand – remedy to human problems; Raj-Khand – pertaining to rule; Santan-upaya-Khand – for begetting children; Narpati-Jayacharya Khand – for the victory and works of a king; Istri-Phabit-Khand – on the nature of women.* I was told by Yogeshwar and by others also that this work in Hoshiarpur is the only one of its kind now in existence in India.

* Shabd yoga, as it is commonly called, is an ancient yogic discipline for "uniting the sould with the Divine Seound." It is based on the experience of "Internal sound," otherwise known as Nad, Logos, or audible life stream. ** A town located near the foothills of the Himalayas.

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Vague references to the Bhrigu Samhita appear in certain rare books. Dr. Paul Brunton, one of the first Western seekers to meet Ramana Maharishi and Anand Sarup of Dayal Bagh, knew of its existence in the early 1930's. In his book A Scarch in Secret India Brunton repeats a revealing conversation he had with the accomplished astrologer Sudhei Babu about the works of Bhrigu: "Do you know if there is any English translation of the Book?" Brunton asked the astrologer. The astrologer shook his head "I have never heard of one. Few even are the Hindus who know of the existence of the book. Hitherto it has been kept secret." "When was it written?" "It was composed thousands of years ago by the sage Bhrigu, who lived so long ago that I cannot give you a date……" Not being much interested in astrology and doubtful of its exactitude as a science. I admit that I took the legend with good doses of skepticism. The only propelling force in its favour was may confidence and trust in the swami and the scholar. Yogeshwar was a Christian monk extremely knowledgeable in Western science; the scholar was an expert in the philosophical systems of India. Their unremitting belief in the book's validity, which they claim resulted from their own experiences with its awesome accuracy, deeply impressed me. I attempted to keep an open mind. When we finally arrived at the library which was sandwiched between two back streets. I was immediately struck by the large array of Sanskrit leaves tied in huge bundles. I had imagined that there would be one large book. Two librarians, who also were expert astrologers, were on duty. Apparently this valuable treasure had been a family possession for years. I found them intelligent, matter-of-fact and fluent in English. We enjoyed some chai (Indian tea which tastes like a cross between coffee and hot chocolate) as we discussed some of the implications of the work. The astrologers believe that nobody can consult the Bhrigu Samhita unless it is preordained. Therefore my coming had been expected and arranged for thousands of years ago. Stories abound concerning individuals who have tried to reach the library but failed.

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Among the innumerable papers one particular leaf would be found which contains the details of my life, the librarians told me. A picture-graph was made by the astologers using the date of my arrival at the Bhrigu Samhita as well as my birth date and birthplace. I got the impression that the most vital event was my arrival at the library. This event set all other facts into motion. The chart looked like a reconstruction of certain star, lunar and solar positions. My DAVID CHRISTOPHER LANE, companions had complete confidence aged 25, lives with his wife in the librarians' abilities. Jacquelyn in North Hollywood, Calif., where he teaches religious studies Using the picture-graph based and psychology. upon my life, the astrologers were able He holds degrees from Los Angeles to riffle through the huge stacks looking Valley College and California State for a leaf which had the same chart University and has just completed drawing. This prcise match-up, his master's degree thesis on the history and phenomenology of supposedly written by the sage Bhrigu religion at the Graduate Theological thousands of years ago, gives in Union at Berkeley. Sanskrit a description of me or any Lane is regarded as the western other person who has arrived and hemisphere's foremost expert on history of the Radhasoami whose picture-graph has been the tradition. His research has been computed. I was told that it can take presented to the American Academy from a few minutes to a few hours to a of Religion's annual conferences has served as a primary source whole day to find the appropriate and for a number of scholarly papers, matching horoscope. journals and books. Curious about this unusual system I asked Swami Yogeshwar if the library had any classification system. He told me it does not and added, a little mysteriously, "They don't need it; it is destiny itself which guides them to find it!"* Everyone got involved. Several bundles were taken down from the shelf at random and untied. The two astrolgers, the swami and the scholar got busy looking for the corresponding * In light of recent studies done in computer programming random selection by the astrologers at the Bhrigu Samhita may be far less supernatural than it is practical.


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chart. I began to feel it was a fruitless task. However, after 15 or 20 minutes the scholar exclaimed that he had found it. This, I was told later, was unusually quick; it added to everyone's sense of anticipation. The two librarians and Swami Yogeshwar examined it closely and all agreed it was an exact replica. This parched Sanskrit scroll would have the information on my life. Examining the leaf carefully I could not help feeling an odd sense of providence. While the astrologers read through it Swami Yogeshwar and the scholar translated, its message into English. When the first sentence was read I was taken aback. I noticed that Swami Yogeshwar and the scholar also were deeply moved. It was obvious, at least to those of us present, that this was real. The first line said, "A young man has come from a far-off land across the sea. His name is David Lane and he has come with a pandit** and a swami." I stopped the reading in midsentence and asked for an explanation as to how my name could be mentioned. Swami Yogeshwar showed me the leaf on which my name was written in Sanskrit and pointed out that the pronounciation was almost exactly the same. The scholar, although familiar with the Bhrigu Samhita, was also most impressed by its exactitude. But the astrologers accepted it as a common occurrence and read on, "The young man is here to study dharma (religion) and meet with holy men and saints." Certain things of a personal nature were related which I found very touching: details of my present life were given and there followed a description of my past. Swami Yogeshwar wrote down the Sanskrit and partially translated it for me on a scrap of paper. But to my surprise, I was told I could keep the original leaf if I wished. It was then I heard this amazing statement about the book from the astrologers' lips, "The Bhrigu Samhita replenishes itself, sometimes with very old leaves and wth some less aged. We do nothing; there is no need to. The astral records manifest physically at the approprate time and place." My doubt doubled when one of the last lines of the horoscope **Pandit literally means learned, wise or educated. A pandit is considered a scholar.

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was read aloud. In order to rectify a sin I had committed in a previous life I was advised to pay 150 rupees (approximately 20 American dollars) to the Bhrigu Samhita. I smiled, thinking the hour spent had been an interesting diversion – even if it wasn't genuine. But, interestingly enough, no pressure was put on me to pay the amount mentioned in the leaf. Rather, Swami Yogeshwar and the others said there was no hurry. I had no intention of paying the amount but I did find the librarians' attitude the opposite of what one would expect from those engaged in a con game. This, plus the euphoric effect the reading seemed to have on everyone present, prompted me not to dismiss it simply as a fraud. The swami acted as if there had been a revelation. Indeed, his own words to me were, "God has spoken today to us, dear friend, through the agency of the Bhrigu Samhita!" Also I have learned that the legend surrounding the book states that Bhrigu wrote the Bhrigu Samhita "for earning his own livelihood and for the livelihood of his generation." This would partially explain why the work has a built-in request for money. For two years I have pondered the various explanations for the information found in the Bhrigu Smhita. The possibilities range from outright fraud to elaborate metaphysical theories. The more I doubted it the more my contacts with individuals and books seemed to attest to its authenticity. A Candian named H.G. McKenzie, for example, visited the astrological work in the early 1970's and was convinced of its accuracy. McKenzie wrote, "I consulted Bhrigu Samhita and found my name mentioned there, besides so many other things about my life that shows that one has no free will……The Bhrigu Samhita states about me that I, Mr. McKenzie from Canada, am here with such events of my past life and also predicts the future course of my life."* Baba Faqir Chand, a sage known throughout the Punjab for his extreme honesty and utmost frankness, also attests to the validity of the book. Faqir states, "Everybody reaps the fruit of his or her deed. Major Som Nath of Aligarh is one of my associates. He came to me before the Indo-Pak war of 1971-72 and also went to Bhrigu Samhita to consult his horoscope. They told him that he * Prema nand Rev. editor, A Wind to Canadians. Hoshiarpur Faqir Library Charitable Trust, no. date pages 6-7.


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was a judge in his previous life and that he had accepted a huge bribe from a culprit and subsequently acquitted him and punished an innocent man in his place. As a result to his life in that year. The astrolger suggested to him some Hawan, some atonement. But he did not perform it. "However, when he went to his place of posting in the field he was post of Shakargarh with two companions. They travelled by jeep. Suddenly a mine burst under the jeep and they all suffered serious injuries…… "Now, had the Bhrigu Samhita astrologer not told him in advance about his forthcoming trouble I would not have commented. He did face a great danger to his life. This shown that our previous deeds dominate our present lives."** In 1980 in Los Angeles I met and talked with Anders Johanson, a professional astrologer from Sweden. He informed me that after visiting Bhrigu Samhita seven times he is convinced that the work is authentic and the most accurate trestise he has ever come upon. Although, I was told the book existed only in Hoshiarpur, Johanson said that is only the most famous and complete copy, that parts of it also exist in Delhi, Meerut and Varanasi. One can imagine a scenario of possibilities to explain the Bhrigu Samhita's existence. The request for money to pay off a previous sin, which appears built into the work, may be a device to provide a livelihood for the librarians or the astrologers who wrote the massive book or who work with it. But this is common in many Indian traditions and does nsot necessarily invalidate the accuracy of the horoscope. The confidence and respect exhibited by all those connected with the Bhrigu Samhita in Hoshiarpur prompts me to look for a deeper explanation. Astrology has been criticized severely in the last century by scientists of both the East and the west on the grounds tht it is erroneously conceived and pseudo-psychological. And this well may be correct. As Dr. Lyall Watson perceptively observes, "Even the most ardent devotees of astrology admit that their study lacks a clear philosophic basis, that the laws and principles governing it are still uncoordinated and that the records are scattered and contain **Faqir Chand Satyameva Javie. Hoshiarpur: Manavta Mandir, no date. pages 88-89

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many errors."* But the most important point in astrology is often overlooked or sidestepped. All disciplines – philosophic or scientific, from subatomic physics to music theory – have something in common with astrology. They are all communication vectors, information channels. Astrology, although not usually thought of as such, is a highly refined language code almost universal among advanced civilizations. Because of this astrology has survived. Mathematics, chemistry and social sciences are also language models (communication operators) and in this regard are much like astrology. The underlying fundamental in laguage (and in all science and philosophy) is the notion of intention. Without intention all systems are without meaning.* Astrology may not be vindicated by the disciplines of physics or astronomy but it is by the sciences of language and communications. A clear example of intention and its ability to extract meaning from almost anything is seen in scriptual readings. Devotees of Islam, Christianity and Sikhism often pose their questions or problems to their respective Holy Books hoping to find a solution. Often they open the work at random and place their fingers on a sentence or paragraph unknowingly. When they read the selected passage they feel that they have found an appropriate response which pertains directly to their query. Excluding the possibility of divine intervention, the major factor in this "certainty" of having the "right answer" lies not in the Holy Book itself but in the strong conviction or intention of the devotee. With this amazing tool of intentionality (or intended meaning) one can dig jewels from mud. I suggest that this is astrology's greatest strength and perhaps the reason for its long survival. All informational systems rise and fall on their ability to communicate intentionality precisely and unambiguously. But because language among human beings necessitates ambiguity by nature, there can be no such thing as * Lyall Watson, Supernature. New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1973, pages 67. * For instance, the "chair" is meaningless unless it designates something to the speaker and the listener. If what it represents is agreed upon by both parties, then it can be said to be "communicated." The concept, as recent studies in child education show, precedes the verbal articulation.


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"pure science" or "absolute objectivism." The new physics has taken this factor into account. So must critics of astrology. Where Western science moves toward a desired explanatory discipline – "purely objective and external"—astrology renews itself by moving toward subjective and experiential modes of explanation. For this reason it will always be at odds with modern science. I realize that in many ways these discussions are inadequate. To put it in simpler terms, how can one explain a book written supposedly thousands of years ago which pin-points information about individuals in the future? If deceit or fraud does not provide a complete explanation for this, I think we must agree that an open and unbased inquiry which takes the utter profoundness of human consciousness as its starting point is needed. As I type these sentences the haunting memory of the Bhrigu Samhita's last words to me come to mind, "This young man will come again several times… ."

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HINDU YEARS & THEIR CORRESPONDING ENGLISH YEARS From 1867 to 2046 A.D. 1

2

3

1867

1927

1987

2. Vibhava

68

28

88

3. Sukla

69

29

89

4. Pramodutha

70

30

90

34. Sarvari

5. Prajotpatti

71

31

91

35. Plava

6. Angirasa

72

32

92

7. Srimukha

73

33

93

1. Prabhava

South Gate Vadapalani Temple - Chennai

1

2

3

1897

1957

2017

32. Vilambi

98

58

18

33. Vikari

99

59

19

1900

1960

2020

01

61

21

36. Subhakrutu

02

62

22

37. Sobhakrutu

03

63

23

31. Hevalambi

8. Bhava

74

34

94

38. Krodhi

04

64

24

9. Yuva

75

35

95

39. Viswavasu

05

65

25

10. Dhathu

76

36

96

40. Parabhava

06

66

26

11. Iswara

77

37

97

41. Plavanga

07

67

27

12. Bahudhanya

78

38

98

42. Keclaka

08

68

28

13. Pramadhi

79

39

99

43. Sowmya

09

69

29

14. Vikrama

80

40

2000

44. Sadharana

10

70

30

15. Vrishu

81

41

01

45. Virodikruthu

11

71

31

16. Caltrabhasu

82

42

02

46. Paridavi

12

72

32

17. Swabhanu

83

43

03

47. Pramadicha

13

73

33

18. Tarana

84

44

04

48. Ananda

14

74

34

19. Parthiva

85

45

05

49. Rakshasa

15

75

35

20. Vyaya

86

46

06

50. Nala

16

76

36

21. Sarvajittu

87

47

07

51. Pingala

17

77

37

22. Sarvadhari

88

48

08

52. Kalayukti

18

78

38

23. Virodhi

89

49

09

53. Siddharti

19

79

39

24. Vikruti

90

50

10

54. Rowdri

20

80

40

25. Khara

91

51

11

55. Durmad

21

81

41

26. Jaya

94

54

14

56. Dundubhi

22

82

42

27. Vijaya

93

53

13

57. Rudirodgari

23

83

43

28. Jaya

94

54

14

58. Raktakshi

24

84

44

29. Manmatha

95

55

15

59. Krodhana

25

85

45

30. Durmukhi

96

56

16

60. Akshaya

26

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KALAHORA (Planetary Hours)

CALENDARS OF INDIA

From How to

SUNDAY

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY

THRUSDAY FRIDAY

SATURDAY

6

7 a.m.

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

7

8 a.m.

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

8

9 a.m.

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

9 10 a.m.

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

10 11 a.m.

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

11 12 a.m.

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

12

1 p.m.

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

1

2 p.m.

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

2

3 p.m.

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

3

4 p.m.

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

4

5 p.m.

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

5

6 p.m.

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

6

7 p.m.

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

7

8 p.m.

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

8

9 p.m.

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

10 11 p.m.

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

11 12 p.m.

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

12

1 a.m.

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

1

2 a.m.

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

2

3 a.m.

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

3

4 a.m.

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

4

5 a.m.

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

Mercury

Jupiter

5

6 a.m.

Mercury

Jupiter

Venus

Saturn

Sun

Moon

Mars

9 10 p.m.

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The beginning dates of the months of different calendars of India (both solar and lunar or luni-solar) during 1983 are given below. Month

National Calendar

Bengal

Punjab and Orissa

Tamil Nadu

Kerala

Lunar (Mukhya) Sukla

Lunar (Gauna) Vedi

Megha

Jan.

21

Jan.

15

14

14

15

Jan. 15 Dec. 31 (KahayaAmhaspati)

Phalguna

Feb.

20

Feb.

14

12

13

13

Chaitra Vaisakha Jyaistha Asadha Sravana Bhadra Asvina Kartika Agrahayana (Marga.) Pausa Magha

Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov.

22* 21 22 22 23 23 23 23 22

Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov.

16 15* 16 16 17 18 18 18 17

14 14* 15 15 16 17 17 17 16

15 14* 15 15 17 17 17 18 17

15 14 15 15 17 17* 17 18 17

Feb. 13 Mar. 15 Apr. 14* May 13 June 12 July 11 Aug. 9 Sept. 8 Oct. 7 Nov. 5* Dec. 5

Jan. 29 Feb. 28 Mar. 20 Apr. 28 May 27 June 26 July 23 Aug. 24 Sept. 28* Oct. 22 Nov. 21

Dec. Jan.

22 21

Dec. Jan.

17 15

16 14

16 15

16 15

Jan. Feb.

Dec. 21 Jan. 19

4 2

*Year beginning. N.B.—The names of the Tamilian and Keralian months are different.

Beginning of Eras in 1983 National Calendar 1905 Vikram Samvat 2040 Vikram Samvat 2040 Vikram Samvat 2040 Saka era 1905 Bengali San 1390 Fusli San 1391 Kollam era 1159 Hejira (Mohammedan) 1404 Buddha Nirvipa 2527 Mahavira Nirvipa 2510 Year of Jullan period 6596 Kaliyuga era 5084 Birhaspatya Varsa 11 Isvata (Jovian year) -do57 Rudhirodgarin Vedihga 4 Anuvatsara Jyotisa year

Saka begins on March 22. begins on April 14 (Caitridi) begins on November begins April 14 (Solar–Punjab) begins April 14 (Lunar) or Apr. 14-15 (Solar) begis on April 15 begins on September 23 (North India) beings on August 17 (Kerala) begins on October 8 begins on May 20 begins November 5 begins January 14 begins April 16 begins on November 3 (North India) begins on Apr. 14 (South India) begins on January 15


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Statements of the Planetary Orbits for Chart or 5-29.1 a.m. I.S.T. on 1st January, 1983 (On Sidersal or Nirayana basis)

NAVATNSA SIGNS AND THEIR LORDS N AVA M S A S

The beginning dates of the months of different calendars of India (both solar and lunar or luni-solar) during 1983 are given below. Mean Long.

Sun Moon Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto

8 3 0 9 10 7 5 7 8 6

16 06 17 19 17 04 28 07 03 10

28 51 00 41 36 32 27 21 20 14

Perigee or Perihelion

10 8 19 01 45 46 2 27 58 24 55 1 23 34 18 36 3 17 42 45 28 10 12 07 36 24 11 20 26 19 00 2 09 06 18 44 4 29 09 42 34 0 24 17 26 28 6 20 01 02

Sidereal Period

Moon 27.3216615 Mercury 87.969256 Venus 224.70080 Earth 365.25636 Mars 686.97982 (1.9) Jupiter 4332.589 (11.86) Saturn 10759.23 (29.46) Uranus 30688.45 (84.02) Neptune 60181.3 (164.77) Pluto 90737.2 (248.42) Rahu 6793.469 (18.00) Mn's Perig. 3232.600 (8.85)

Synodle

29.531 115.878 583.921 … 779.936 398.884 378.092 369.656 367.487 366.733 346.620 411.785

Ascending Nodes

2 0 1 0 2 2 1 3 2

10 24 22 25 16 29 20 17 26

… 14 30 54 48 39 53 16 58 27

27 5 37 7 27 3 25 1 47 1 44 2 21 0 28 1 44 17

Mean daily period

13 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 –0 0

10 05 36 59 31 04 02 00 00 00 03 06

34.89 32.42 07.67 08.19 26.52 59.13 00.45 42.23 21.53 21.53 10.77 40.92

Indinst of Orbit … 08 00 23 50 18 29 46 46 08

43 16 40 59 14 21 23 17 32

In deg. (Equ. of centre 1 6 23 0 10 5 6 5 1 28

54 17 33 46 42 33 22 18 01 29

55 28 49 37 06 16 19 29 55 33

Annual parallax (mean) … … 22 46 41 11 6 2 1 1

46 20 01 05 01 50 54 27

Mean distance motion Astrono. Miles (Lakhs)

Ecoam.

0.00857 0.38710 0.72333 1.00000 1.52300 5.20256 9.55475 19.21814 30.10957 30.10957 … …

054900 205631 006781 016716 093389 048470 065606 046382 009002 009002 … …

Ayanamsa : Jan. 1, 1983, Mean = 23° 37' 09.7, True = 23° 36' 53" 1984, Mean = 23° 38' 00.0, True = 23° 37' 44" Precession rate : Per trop. year = 50° 2748, Per aid. year = 50° 2767 Obliquity of the ecliptic : Mean = 23° 26' 29" 4, True = 23° 26' 28.3 Julian day number (Jan. 1, G.M. Noon) = 244, 5386 completed KALIYUGA' day number (Jan. 1-2, Midnight) = 1856871 completed Length of the tropical year = 365.2421939d=365d 5h 48m 45s.6 Length of the sidereal year = 365.2563628d = 365d 6h 9m 9s'7 Length of the lunar month = 29.5305888d = 29d 12h 44m 2s'7 Anomalistic year = 365.2590437d, Eclipse year = 346.620056d Length of the lunar month = 29.5305888d = 29d 12h 44m 2s'9 Mean duration of tithi = 23h 23m 28s.096, of nakshatra = 24h 17m9s.317 Anomalistic month = 27.5545501d, Nodical month = 27.2122207d Rotation of the Earth in mean solar time = 23h 56m 4.100s Sidereal day in mean solar time = 23h 56m - 4.091s Mean solar day in sidereal hours = 24h 3m 56.555s Lunar day between the risings of moon = 24h 48m 45.838s Long. of ecliptic's axis of rotation (A. Node) = 58 1° 5' 22" Invariable plane : A. Node = 22 23- 45' 37", Inclination = 1° 34' 44" Solar system moving towards : Long. 82 8° 7', Inclination = 60° 11' Centre of our galaxy : Long. = 88 2°, Lat. = –6°, Light years = 26000

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The moment in each year when the nirayana or sidereal longitude of the Sun becomes equal to the longitude of Sun at the time of birth of the native, is the moment of Solar return or Varsapravesh. Method of calculation : Write down the day of week at birth (0 for Saturday, 1 for Sunday, etc.) and with it write the birth time reckoned from 6h A.M. or 0h Midnight or in any other systems of time reckoning. Take from the following table the figures given against the age of the person (completed number of years) and add to the above. The result gives the day of week and the time of Varsapravesh. The English date for the day of week so obtained will be the same as the date of birth or will be adjacent to it. Year

d

h

m

Year

d

h

m

Year

d

h

m

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 2 3 5 6 0 1 3 4 5

6 12 18 0 6 12 19 1 7 13

9.2 18.3 27.5 36.6 45.8 55.0 4.1 13.3 22.5 31.6

41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

2 3 5 6 0 1 3 4 5 6

12 18 0 6 12 19 1 7 13 19

15.7 24.8 34.0 43.1 52.3 1.5 10.6 19.8 29.0 38.1

81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90

3 5 6 0 1 3 4 5 6 1

18 0 6 12 18 1 7 13 19 1

22.1 31.3 40.5 49.6 58.8 8.0 17.1 26.3 35.4 44.6

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

6 1 2 3 4 6 0 1 2 4

19 1 7 14 20 2 8 14 20 3

40.8 49.9 59.1 8.3 17.4 26.6 35.8 44.9 54.1 8.2

51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

1 2 3 4 6 0 1 2 4 5

1 7 14 20 2 8 14 80 3 9

47.3 56.4 5.6 14.8 23.9 33.1 42.3 51.4 0.6 9.7

91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100

2 3 4 6 0 1 2 4 5 6

7 14 20 2 8 14 20 2 9 15

53.8 2.9 12.1 21.3 30.4 39.6 48.7 57.9 7.1 16.2

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

5 6 0 2 3 4 5 0 1 2

9 15 21 3 9 15 22 4 10 16

12.4 21.6 30.7 39.9 49.1 58.2 7.4 16.5 25.7 34.9

61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70

6 0 2 3 4 5 0 1 2 3

15 21 3 9 15 22 4 10 16 82

18.9 28.1 37.2 46.4 55.6 4.7 13.9 23.0 32.2 41.4

101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110

0 2 2 4 5 0 1 2 3 5

21 3 9 15 22 4 10 16 22 4

25.4 34.5 43.7 52.8 2.0 11.2 20.3 29.5 38.7 47.8

31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

3 5 6 0 1 3 4 5 6 1

22 4 11 17 23 5 11 17 23 6

44.0 53.2 2.4 11.5 20.7 29.8 39.0 48.2 57.3 6.5

71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80

5 6 6 1 3 4 5 6 1 2

4 10 10 23 5 11 17 23 6 12

50.5 59.7 59.7 18.0 27.2 36.3 45.5 54.7 3.8 13.0

111 112 112 114 115 116 117 118 119 120

6 0 0 3 4 5 6 1 2 3

10 17 17 5 11 17 23 6 12 18

57.0 6.1 6.1 24.5 83.6 42.8 52.0 1.1 10.8 19.4

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The following table gives the accensional differences for different latitudes of place, and different declinations of planets and equatorial stars. These accensional differences given in minutes of time are required in calculating the timings of daily rising and setting of the heavenly bodies at the given locality. Dec. (!)

Lat. (φ) 2° 4 6 8

0.3 0.6 0.9 1.1

0.5 1.1 1.7 2.2

0.9 1.7 2.5 3.4

1.1 2.2 3.4 4.5

9 10 11 12 13 14

1.3 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.8 2.0

2.5 2.8 3.1 3.4 3.7 4.0

3.8 4.2 4.7 5.1 5.6 6.0

15 16 17 18 19 20

2.1 2.3 2.4 2.0 2.7 2.9

4.3 4.6 4.9 5.2 5.6 5.8

21 22 23 24 25 26

3.1 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.9

6.1 6.5 6.8 7.1 7.5 7.8

9.2 9.7 10.2 10.7 11.2 11.7

12.4 13.0 13.7 14.3 15.0 15.7

15.5 10.3 17.2 18.0 18.9 19.7

27 28 29 30 31

4.1 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.8

8.2 8.5 8.9 9.3 9.6

12.3 12.8 13.4 13.9 14.5

16.8 17.1 17.9 18.6 19.4

30.6 21.5 22.4 23.4 24.3

32 35

5.2 10.4 15.6 20.9 26.3 31.7 37.3 42.9 48.7 54.7 00.8 67.2 73.8 80.8 86.1 5.6 11.2 16.9 22.6 28.4 34.2 40.2 46.3 52.6 69.1 65.7 72.6 79.9 87.4 95.4

40 45 50 55 18° 18 23 28

84' 88 85 89

7 8 10 11 1.8 2.7 3.3 4.4

10° 12°

14°

16°

1.4 2.8 4.2 5.7

1.7 3.4 5.1 6.8

2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0

2.3 2.9 2.6 3.2 3.6 3.9 4.3 4.6 4.6 5.2 5.8 6.5 7.1 7.8 8.5 9.3 6.9 7.8 8.8 9.7 10.7 11.7 12.8 13.9 9.2 10.5 11.7 13.0 14.3 15.7 17.1 18.6

5.1 6.4 5.7 7.1 6.3 7.8 6.8 8.6 7.4 9.3 8.0 10.1

7.7 8.6 9.4 10.3 11.2 12.1

9.0 10.1 11.1 12.1 13.2 14.2

10.4 11.0 12.8 14.0 15.2 16.4

11.8 13.1 14.5 15.8 17.2 18.6

13.2 14.7 16.2 17.7 19.3 20.8

14.7 16.3 18.0 19.7 21.4 23.1

16.2 18.0 19.9 21.7 23.6 25.5

17.7 19.7 21.8 23.8 25.9 27.9

19.3 21.5 23.7 25.9 28.2 30.5

21.0 23.4 25.8 28.2 30.6 33.1

6.4 8.6 10.8 13.1 6.9 9.2 11.6 14.0 7.3 9.8 12.4 14.9 7.8 10.5 13.1 15.8 8.3 11.1 13.9 16.8 8.8 11.7 14.7 17.7

15.3 10.4 17.5 19.5 19.7 20.8

17.6 18.9 20.1 21.4 22.7 24.0

20.0 21.4 22.8 24.2 25.7 27.2

22.4 24.0 25.5 27.2 28.8 30.4

24.9 26.0 28.4 30.2 32.0 33.8

27.4 29.3 31.3 33.3 35.3 37.3

30.0 32.1 34.3 36.5 38.7 40.9

22.8 35.1 37.4 39.8 42.2 44.6

36.6 38.1 40.7 43.2 45.9 48.5

18.7 19.7 20.7 21.7 22.7 23.8

22.0 23.1 24.3 25.5 20.7 27.9

25.3 26.6 28.0 29.3 30.7 32.1

28.7 30.2 31.7 33.3 34.8 36.5

32.1 11.8 35.5 37.3 39.1 40.9

35.7 37.6 39.5 41.4 43.4 45.5

39.4 41.4 43.6 45.7 47.9 50.2

43.2 45.5 47.8 50.2 52.6 55.0

47.1 49.6 52.2 54.8 57.4 60.1

51.2 53.9 56.7 59.6 62.5 65.4

24.9 25.9 27.1 28.2 29.3

29.2 30.5 31.8 33.1 34.5

33.6 35.1 36.6 38.1 39.7

38.1 39.8 41.5 43.2 45.0

42.7 44.9 46.5 48.5 60.5

47.5 49.6 51.8 53.9 56.2

52.4 54.8 57.1 50.6 62.1

57.5 60.1 62.7 65.4 68.2

62.9 65.7 68.6 71.5 74.5

68.4 71.5 74.7 77.9 81.2

13 20 27 34 41 48 16 24 32 41 49 58 19 29 39 49 50 09 23 35 46 68 71 84 3.7 5.6 7.5 9.4 11.3 13.3 5.5 8.3 11.1 13.9 16.7 19.7 6.7 10.0 13.4 16.8 20.3 23.8 8.7 13.2 17.6 22.1 20.7 31.3

56 67 80 97 15.3 22.0 27.4 36.0

18°

63 76 91 111 17.3 25.6 31.1 40.9

20°

71 85 103 125 19.4 28.7 31.8 45.9

22°

79 95 115 141 21.5 81.9 38.7 51.0

24°

88 106 128 159 23.7 35.2 42.7 56.3

26°

97 117 142 177 26.0 38.6 40.8 01.8

28°

106 128 157 198 28.3 42.1 51.1 67.5

30°

116 139 173 221 30.8 45.8 55.6 73.6

Rule—To obtain the rising and setting times of the Sun, Moon, etc. firstly had the time of the meridian passage. In case of Sun the apparent noon is the Meridian Passage time. In case of Moon the tabulated M. Pass. time is required in be interpolated to the appropirate time of its rising or acting by subtraction or addition of about 12 minutes. A star passes the meridian when the sidereal time of the moment becomes equal to the Right Accension of the star.


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Then find the Semi-diurnal Arc which is as follows:— Semi-diur. Arc = 6h ± Asc. diff. [positive sign is to be taken when the declination is North, and negative sign when the declination is South.] Local mean time of rising = M. Pass – Semi-diur. Arc. Local mean time of setting = M. Pass + Semi-diur. Arc. N.B.—If the latititude of place is South reverse the sign of decil. and work. FORM I BIRTH DATA INFORMATION

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FORM I BIRTH DATA INFORMATION Saturn (Sani)

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Rahu

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Venus (Sukra)

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"

in house yoga

Mars (Kuja)

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Jupiter (Guru)

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Kethu

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solar system and the universe and explain the Lod's handwriting on the wall of time-space. By studying the Hindu Vedic Astrology Manual your interpretations and predictions will come true because you have insight to the mysteries of Karma and Reincarnation by the wisdom keys obtained in astrology given in the Vedas of ancient past cultures of India and Tibet. Enclosed is also an "End-User Agreement" and an Instruction Manual on how to interpret the computer print-out.

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ASTRO DYNASTY VEDIC MASTER SYSTEM HINDU VEDIC ASTROLOGY SYSTEM MASTER

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Sign, House, Star, Longitude, Latitude, Declination, Deities, Retrogrades, Radix, Harmonics, Drekkana, Turyamsa, Saptamsa, Navamsa, Dasamsa, Dwadasamsa, Shodasamsa, Vimsamsa, Sidhamsa, Nakshatramsa, Trimsamsa, Swa-vedamsa, Aksha-Vedamsa, Shashtiamsa, and Vimshottari Dasa, Maha Dasa, Bhukti, Antra, Shookshma, Ruling Planet: Year, Month, Day, Hour.

SCREEN DISPLAYS : Part 4 options Natal Chart with Transits, Dasa - Time cycle 120 years Vargas Harmonics Ashtakavarga Transits with clock display for hours, minutes, seconds to Natal Chart or Lunar Chart. Moon = Rising Sign. All functions displayed on the screen at the same time.


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This program can be run independently after the data from part 1, 2 and 3 have been calculated and stored in files or the Disk.

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The following Vargas are displayed : Hora, Drekkana, Padamsa, Saptamsa, Navamsa, Dasamsa, Dwadasamsa, Shodasamsa, Vimsamsa, Sidhamsa, Nakshatraamsa, Swavedamsa, Akshavedamsa and Deities & Rulers for each Varga. The three transsaturnian planets are also included. This program needs a special System Master, which can be bought independently for $ 50. Computer Requirements : APPLE ii + 64K RAM and special time clock. This Program has a special License End User's Agreement.

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This Hindu Vedic program requires 48K RAM DOS 3.3 and a DOT Matrix Apple Computer Printer. It prints 1 page of analytical information concerning planets in the zodiac signs and houses, equal house system (Porphry) with declination and description on what planets, if any, are regrograde. Your data entry is name, date, time, time zone, longitude and latitude. The Ayanamsha is calculated automatically. You can also choose between a screen or a print version. The Hindu Vedic Master series Part l of 4.

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After page 1 is printed in Partl you will on page 2 find precise information on planets in categories like houses and Lunar Mansions (Hindu names) and the first Varga called Hora interpreted as the finance, income and economy chart. The planets are labeled in Sun or Moon star position and odd and even signs of the zodiac are counted. Page 3 prints Rashi or the Birth Chart in a square form, which is used in North India and called Janma Rashi. The first house is in the center section at the top. You then have to go counterclockwise to get to the 12th house. Page 4 is the second Varga (Harmonic) called Drekkana and Part 2 now prints up to page 16. The last Varga is Shastiamsa.

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return it with a note explaning the problem. Be sure to include your name address etc. and serial no. If the program does not calculate or print they way you think it should or run on the screen, please include a detailed description of the problem. This should include all data input that you have entered. Should you wear out or destroy your program without a back-up copy, we will replace it for a nominal fee of $10. Please return the damaged program. Program updates (when revisions are necessary) cost you nothing and program upgrades (later enhancements) are yours at our replacement cost or for the difference in cost between the original and the enhanced version. We want you to enjoy the software from Astro Dynasty, so feel free to call concerning any problem you come across. Results of Dasas and Antardasas of Planets-according to the lordship of various houses

IV HOUSE If the Lord of the IV House be strong and well placed, during his periods, the native would enjoy domestic happiness, achieve success in educational field. Get help from his relations and friends, good income from house and landed property, comfort of vehicles. He might achieve higher status in society and get promotion if in service. Pleasant trips might also be enjoyed by him. If otherwise, we may expect illness or loss of mother, domestic troubles, departure from native place, loss of ancestral property, loss of vehicles etc.

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ASTROLOGY APPLE COMPUTER SOFTWARE 'THE HINDU VEDIC MASTER' SER IV

THE INSTRUCTION BOOK FOR THE HINDU VEDIC ASTROLOGY COMPUTER PROGRAM -LIFE READING INTERPRETATION

HELLO PART 1, PART 2, PART 3 and PART 4 ASTRO 1, VARGAS, ASTAKA

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Heloo Part 4 is a counseling program and a screen version only. The options in Part 4 after the menu driven program has been loaded, when you have printed Part 1, 2 and 3 are as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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(a) Hindu Astrology (b) Computer Language Book References. How to become proficient in Ashtakavarga. Astro Dynasty Service : Forms (8), Graphs (8), Charts (21) Maps (3), Tables (1), Index (8 pages), Terminology (8 pages), Illustrations (8).

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FLY TO INDIA TO DISCOVER YOUR ANCIENT PALM LEAF–NADI ASTROLOGY IN TAMIL NADU Maharishi Agasthiya Nadi centres in Tamil Nadu holds your whole family and personal life story since 2000 years come discover Shiva –Parvati temples, museum recording India’s ancient wisdom.

Palm Leaves Among several ways of Palmistry predictions this is our unique way of prediction by our thumb impression this one is the oldest of about 3000 years before created by our ancestors about our fate this gas been engraved on palm leaves . We are in this profession for herideritery. There are totally 1008 rays for each ray there is a prediction which we go through from the palm leaves which has the relevant details. There is about 12 episodes. The first are being general this gives the information of about the person, his name parents name, wife husbands name, brothers and sisters name and their numbers profession currently engaged This specialty of this palmistry is that one can know about his past presence and future course of life. Business and its growth and full about marriage, re-marriage education court affairs. Economy and Business class and first class is now available for travels in ancient India, Discovering how Maharishi Agasthiya wrote your life story 2000 years ago, with global tour leader Anders B. Johnson conducting tours to India since 1975. Choose 10-21 days tour visiting Nadi library doing remedial astrology getting sidd-ayurveds medicines from repute pharmacists, visiting 5-15 temples for puja worship and fire ceremonies. Agasthiyaha Shri kouiska nadi readers list of chapters that contain your private life story for many incarnations look like this list easy to identify with Hindu Vedic astrology divisions of the nadi readings and you have to study them all in order and get to know the secrets of your incarnation and your divine purpose as well as dharma in this lifetime, ask for help for all this intricate knowledge based on

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Shiva and parvarti divine communion –ganam yoga taatva sat updesh. Kandam No. Chapter of life the same as the twelve houses of the Zodic in Vedic astrology 1. To be found out thorough thumb impression (Gents Right, Ladies left) or horoscope of the concerned person will contain name, parent’s names present details of brothers, sisters, children, wife and gist or future predictions for all the 12 houses. 2. Money, eyes, family, education and speech. 3. Number of brothers and sisters, affection, help or ill feeling in between self and brothers and sisters ears, courage. 4. Motherhouse, vehicles lands and pleasures. 5. Children their birth, reason for not having children, adoption of real measures for having children, future lives of the children. 6. Disease, debts enemies and court cases. 7. Period of marriage, reasons for delay in marriage, name, lagnam, or bride or bridegroom. Planetary positions and direction and distance of residence of the bride or bridegroom. Future life with husband or wife. 8. Longevity, accident and danger to life, age, month, date timer star, lagnam and place of death. 9. Father –prediction in regard to father, wealth, visit in temples luck, upasadam from holy men, charitable deeds. 10. Profession, future predictions in regard to job or business, change of place, good & evils in profession. 11. Profits and second marriage. 12. Expenditure, foreign visit, next birth or attainment of salvation. 13. Santhipuram :Last birth, sins committed, remedial measures for getting rid of the effect of the past births sins. 14. Deekshai kandams: Mantra Japam, wearing of Raksha (talisman) for avoidance of enemies troubles etc 15. Aushada Kandam:Medicines for long standing disease and methods of taking them.


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This map shows the sacred temple area in Tamil Nadi in India where all the shanty pujas are done since thousands of years back for remedial astrology in Shiva and Parvati culture of the Vedas of old ancient India all the sacred sites are.khumbakonam, tanjavur, waitwswaran koil, sirkadu, chiambaram, etc all 9 planets temples are to be visited there at your Agasthiya readings and the advices of chapter 13 and 14 are always giving advice for this area. As the primary quality o divine worship and gainful light and sound of aum insight in shanty pujas and religious ceremonies‌experienced priests well experienced in assisting you for chanting the name of your nakshatras and star name besides you given name in this aum medium to communicate with the gods and devatas of the Hindu trinity-trimuti Brahman. Dr B.V Raman, former editor of The Astrological Magazine, had done major research on the nadi. He believed that his system was special and original to Indian culture and genius. Till the 1930’s nadis were a sealed book event to the majority of Hindu astrologers. Raman felt that nadi writers based their predictive applications on the extensive astrological literature. Attributed to Sage Parasara, all were in the form of Sanskrit sutras. The best system, according to Raman, is based on 36 tantra nadis, each of which contains 1588320 astrological charts. These recur every 360 years. Another theory is that khusdra devatas(angels, spirit beings) pass on the nadi reader. By Shoba Naidu Kandams 2 to 12 will give the future predictions up to the end of life from the date of perusal of the Kandam. Special Kandams viz SIVANADU THULLMAN & SIKSHAM are also available because of their specialized nature and elaborate details, fees will be higher. For success in Politics and Political Connections special kandam is available other than the above kandams there are Gnana Kandam, Prasana kandam and Disabukhti santhi kandam.

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for herideriteries. There are totally 1008 rays for each ray there is a predictions which has the relevant details. There are about 12 episodes. The first are being general this gives the information of abourt the person, his name parents name, wife husbands name, brothers and sisters name and their numbers profession currently engaged etc. This specialty of this palmistry is that one can know about his past persistence and future course of life. Business and its growth and full about marriage, re-marriage education court affairs.

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ORDERING INFORMATION WHAT WE NEED The basic information needed to complete all astrological charts is the SIRTHPLAE, and DATE AND TIME OF BIRTH of each individual. We can use the Midheaven, Ascendant, Local Sidereal time or Universal Time (= GMT) of the birth instead of the local zone time. For midnight birthtimes, specify whether you mean at the beginning of the day (0:00 hours) or at the end of the day (24:00 hours). If you do not specify one or the other, we assume the END of the day for our calculations.

LATITUDE, LONGITUDE and TIME ZONE YOU DO NOT NEED TO PROVIDE US WITH LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE DATA FOR USA LOCATIONS. Foreign coordinates are appreciated if you have them. Unless otherwise explicitly requested, coordinates and time type (standard, daylight or war-time) are automatically calculated by us from the place and date of birth. Our data is based on THE AMERICAN ATLAS: U.S. LONGITUDES, LATITUDES, TIME CHANGES & TIME ZONES. However, we will use the latitude and longitude you specify IF YOU MARK YOUR ORDER "USE MY COORDINATES." Latitude and longitude can be specified to the nearest minute. If you specify "geocentric latitude", we will convert the normal (geodetic) coordinates accordingly. If you indicate the time type and zone, we will use that information. When not certain of the time zone information, it is best to leave it blank.

STANDARD OPTIONS Naadi Reader's Office - Chennai, Tamil Nadu (from left) Mr. Balakrishnan, Mr. T. Kurinchi, Mr. Anders B. Johanson & Mr. Krishnamurthi

If you do not explicitly tell us which of the available options you want, a STANDARD option will be used. For example, there are seven house systems available for natal charts, but the standard option for house system is Placidus. Therefore, if you do not indicate a preference, your natal charts will be erected using Placidus houses.


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MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI'S HOROSCOPE BIRTH DETAILS Born on October 2, 1869 at 07.45 am (L.M.T.) (Lat. 21°37 N; Long. 69°49 E.)

PLANETARY POSITIONS The Sun 168° 22', the Moon 120° 10', Mars 207° 39', Mercury 193° 9', Jupiter 30° 25', Venus 205° 57', Rahu 103° 9', Jupiter 30° 25', Venus 205° 53', Saturn 229° 57', Rahu 103° 36', and Lagna or Ascendant 193° 14'. Ayanamsa 20° 35'.

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The Sun is in the 12th house powerfully aspected by Jupiter, who though a natural benefic, is lord of the 34d and 6th. Jupiter is in the 10th from the Moon aspected by Saturn. This gives considerable spirituality. Jupiter the planet of wisdom and religion is "neecha" in Navamsa and has not obtained "neechabhanga." This accounts for his tirade against the orthodox Hindus and the forcing of his views on conservative elements in Indian social and religious life. Libra is rising with Mars, Mercury and Venus, the latter two forming a Rajayoga. Here as Lagna or the Ascendant is subjected to Papakarthari Yoga as as lord of the Ascendant is with Mars, a bloody planet, physically the native was not upto the mark. The


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influence of Mars is considerable. It gives a hot constitution rendering the subject to suffer from blood pressure and the like. The Moon, the natural index of the mind, is again hemmed in between Rahu on one side and the Sun on the other powerfully aspected by Saturn. These combinations do not give mental peace. The soul of every man, with all its egoism, self-love and deep-seated desires is vested in the Sun. As he is in the 12th, it gives him spirituality. Mercury in the Ascendant produces keenness of mind. The 10th is Karmasthana. Rahu's (North Node) location there is always indicative of good work. Gandhi always advocated non-violence or ahimsa. Mars is in Libra - a sign of balance - and is in conjunction with benefics. The 3rd lord Jupiter is aspected by Saturn and Mars and in the 3rd from the Moon there are Mars, Mercury and Venus. To say that Gandhi's non-violence breeds of cowardice is to betray our ignorance. The presence of Mars in the 3rd from the Moon made Gandhi delight in his independent spirit of sacrificing everythingrather than bear restraint. The presence of Saturn or his aspecting the 10th house (either from the Ascendant or form the Moon) has great bearing on the influence one wields amongst the masses. If one has to have a following, be it in any sphere of activity - political, religious, social or literary - one should have the 10th fortified by an aspect or conjunction of a major planet. Of course this is a general statement and may have exceptions. Jupiter is in the 10th from the Moon and Saturn aspects the 10th.

IMPORTANT EVENTS The commencement of Rahu Dasa (11-6-1919) synchronised with Gandhi's active political program involving he fight for swarajya. Rahu is in the 10th from the Ascendant and the 12th from the Moon. 12th indicates losses, prisons, jails, underground cells etc., and the 10th govers Karma, political authority and livelihood. In Rahu Dasa Rahu Bhukthi, Gandhi was arrested for the civil disobedience campagin but was released in Guru or Jupiter Bhukthi. In Kethu's sub-period (Rahu Dasa) he revived his campagin of mass civil disobedience. He was again arrested in 1942 in the subperiod of Mercury in the dasa of Guru or Jupiter. It was in Sukra or Venus Bhukthi of Guru or Jupiter Dasa that Gandhi saw his greatest dream, viz., the Independence of India realised. But this is not make him happy, because of the partition of the country resulting in the massacre, physical as well as

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psychological, of millions of his countrymen. Note both Venus and Jupiter, the sub and major lords, have the contact of bloody Mars and Jupiter has the aspect f both Mars and Saturn. He was shot dead by a fanatic in Sun's Bhukthi in Jupiter's dasa. Jupiter is in the 8th aspected powerfully by Mars - a maraka (death) and the Sun is in the 12th from Ascendant and in the 2nd - anothr maraka (death) from the Chandra Lagna or Moon Ascendant. Because of the strong martian and saturnine influences on the 8th - 22nd drekkana, Gandhi, an apostle of non-violence, had a violent end.

REMARKS Libra is rising with Mars, Mercury and Venus, the latter two forming a Rajayoga. Mars is in Libra, a sign of balance and is in conjunction with benefics. The Moon, the natural index of the mind, is hemmed in between two malefics while the Sun ruling the soul is in the 12th or Moshasthana powerfully aspected by Jupiter. These combinations explain the three cardinal virtues, viz., SATYA, (TRUTH), AHIMSA (NON-VIOLENCE) and BRAHMACHARYA (CONTINENCE), whereon the Mahatma laid most stress. Truth with him is a divine quality and he had realised the profundity of Truth. His conception of Satyagraha is based on the inward strength of the soul (atma sakthi) and is not merely the negative virtue of abstaining from violence. There is a fundamental distinction between the animal and human worlds and the advocates of the use of force, who generally adopt a crude version of the Darwinian struggle for existence, simply exalt a biological generalisation into a doctrine of human destiny. The second virtue is Ahimsa, which is crudely translated as non-violence. According to the Mahatma's definition, just "as the hardest metal yields to sufficient heat, even so, must the hardes heart melt before the sufficient heat, even so, must the hardes heart melt before the sufficiency of the heat of ahimsa." As far as humanly possible, Gandhi put into stern practice the dictum of the sacred texts, viz, Ahimsa Paramo Dharma (Ahimsa is the supreme virtue). Ahimsa does not imply passive resistance in the face of untruth but rather its active condemnation. Mars and Venus are at the fag end of the Ascendant, while Mercury the intellectual planet is almost in exact conjunction with the Ascendant Madhya. This coupled with the presence of Jupiter in the 10th from the Moon explains Gandhi's incessant struggle to free men from shackles of avidya or ignorance.


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divine purpose as well as dharma in this life time, ask for help for all this intricate knowledge based on shiva and parvarties divine communion-ganam yoga taatva sat updesh. Kandam No. Chpater of life the same as the twelve houses of the zodiac in Vedic astrology. 1. To be found out through thumb impression (Gents Right, Ladies Left) or horoscope of the concerned person. Will contain name, parents names present details of brothers, sisters, children, wife and gist or future predictions for all the 12 houses. 2. Money, eyes, family, education and speech. 3. Number of brothers and sisters, affection, help or ill feeling in between self and brothers and sisters ears, courage. 4. Motherhouse, vehicles, lands and pleasures. 5. Children, their birth, reason for not having children, adoption of remedial measures for having children, future lives of the children. 6. Disease, debts enemies & court cases. 7. Period of marriage, reasons for delay in marriage, name, lagnam or bride or bridegroom. Planetary positions and direction and distance of residence of the bride or bridegroom. Future life with husband or wife. 8. Longevity, accident & danger to life, age, month, date, timer star, lagnam and place of death. 9. Father-prediction in regard to father, wealth, visit in temples, luck, upadesam from holy men, charitable deeds. 10. Profession, future predictions in regard to job or business, change of place, good & evils in profession. 11. Profits and second marriage. 12. Expenditure, foreign visit, next birth or attainment of salvation. 13. Santhipariharam: Last birth, sins committed, remedial measures for getting rid of the effect of the past birth's sins. 14. Deekshai Kandams: Mantra Japam, wearing of Raksha (talisman) for avoidance of enemies troubles etc. 15. Aushada Kandam: Medicines for long standing disease and methods of taking them.

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SRI AGASTHIYA, MAHA SIVA NAADI JOTHIDALAYAM THE SECRETS OF YOUR DESTINY IN YOUR THUMB IMPRESSION Now days, we hear about people with powers of extra sensory perceptions. The Rishis were holy sages who engaged themselves in concentration on the one DIVINE BEING, PARAMATMA Their powers far exceeded those of Esi) (extrasensory perceptions) people. More than that, they were able to know the future by their foresight. With this foresight, the Rishis like Agasthiya, Kousika, Vasishta and Mahasiva Vakkiyar have given predictions for the human beings of this world. The great Sages, being the embodiment of wisdom in Medicine, Engineering, Astrology, Atomic theory and several other branches of basic human knowledge, through their sheer intuition drew from the reservoir of knowledge and transcribed it on palm leaves and wooden plates. We can assert with authority that all the modern day scientific and technological progress owes its origin to these ancient works. Though, life in this world consist of plants and animals besides humans, only human beings have “free will�, which makes them do good and bad deeds and suffer from the good and the bad effects of those deeds. Besides, no animal or plant can worry - they only suffer - never worry. Worry is the sole right of human beings! This worry, during obstacles and sufferings in life, sets their mind off balance and, confusion results. A confused mind can never solve the problems nor progress further. At that time, what they need is guidance for proper action. Keeping in mind, the need for this guidance, the sages of yore like Agasthiya have cared, in the interest of the human race, to put down on the palm leaves the Life chart of those human beings who are likely to seek their guidance. And, what better guidance can we get than this? Blessed are the ones who seek their guidance and get


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it! Thus was born Naadi Astrology - the Science of knowing the present and future from the palm leaves. Naadi Astrology, where the fate of each one of us is written and preserved since 2000 years, can only be considered as a divine dispensation, although there are other forms of prediction like astrology, palmistry, numerology etc. Naadi Astrology means: The way “Naadi of a body” (pulse rate) gives the minute details of the body condition, this prediction gives subtly details of a person’s life. That is “”Ihy this prediction is called as “Naadi prediction “. Predictions are given only for such persons, who the Rishis out of their wisdom envisaged will come forward to study these predictions. The exact age at which each such person will come for this study has also been foretold by the Rishis. These predictions were inscribed, on palm leaves, like many other arts and sciences of ancient days. They were also in poetic, archaeological language Tamil and Sanskrit. Later days Tamil Kings gathered all such palm leaves irrespective of the subjects they dealt upon and stored them in mega libraries. These leaves which are the repository of wisdom of ancient Rishis would otherwise have been lost to us. The king of Tanjore, a true patron of Arts and Sciences, found a reserve for these palm leaves in his palace library. He also got them translated into Tamil with the help of Pundits. Our forefathers, who were living in Vaithiswaran Koil more than three hundred years ago, obtained these palm leaves containing the astrological inscriptions, in auction, during the British rule. The British have taken away some one million Naadi Palm leaves in 1947 of the bundles to London, which were kept in the London museum. There is hearsay that some 500 thousand Naadi palm leaves of the bundles are in Germany (Berlin museum of ancient manuscripts) also. (These pertain to Science & Medicine). The great German scholar and philologist Max Muller, who had mastered 144 world languages, and also an ardent researcher of Indo logy, revealed the value of these palm leaves to Europeans in the 19th century. Before revealing the predictions for each person, with thumb impression, a palm leaf is first to be identified by furnishing his date of birth details, planetary positions at the time of his birth, parentage, name of some close relatives, position in life, martial status etc. After this, the predictions for the individual follow from the date of his studying the Naadi.to hislher last birth. The past, i.e., the

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happening from the date of birth to date of studying the leaf, is not covered. To avoid the hardship of our valuable customers to travel all the way to Vaitheeswaran Koil to get the Naadi prediction, we have opened Sri Agasthiya Maha Siva Naadi Jothidalayam in the capital of Tamil Nadu at Chennai. Our Naadi Jothidalayam is in the heart of the city. It is easily accessible. We are at your disposal to satisfY your need. In the modern era, time is precious, having it in mind we will be ready at your service. We are only the custodians or trustees of the prediction. You are the owner of these predictions. Whenever the owner claims, the trustee has to hand over their properties. So we will be ready to give the assets to the owners who are approaching us with due identifications. As it will take time to trace palm leaves corresponding to your thumb impression, you should be prepared to stay and your patience and cooperation will enable us to find out the exact leaves and predict your future. With our several years of experience and painstaking research, we are proud to say that our predictions will be genuine, accurate and reliable, which you will never find in any other form of astrology or palmistry. Naadi predictions are extremely detailed covering the past, present and future. The guidelines predicted through the Naadi reader will richly benefit the families and promote the welfare of persons who take the predictions. Our well-experienced Naadi Astrologer will be at your service between 8.30 am and 6.00 pm on all the 7 days of the week.

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NAADI PREDICTION AN ANCIENT HINDU SASTRA HISTORY AND EXPLANTION OF NAADI SASTRA

Maharishi Shri Agasthiya

Naadi in Tamil means” in pursuit.“ Because at the destined time the destined individual comes in search of his/her naadi. These are called naadis. The Rishis of the olden times, like Agasthiya, Kausika, Vasishta, Brigu, Sukar & c all had ESP. They could foresee the future of events to happen. The naadi I am referring to here is called the “Kausika Mahasiva Naadi”. The naadi written by Rishi Kousika, is based presumably on the conversation between Goddess. Parvathi and Lord Siva, during which, Goddess Parvathi treating all the human beings as Her children, asks Lord Siva about the future of each of Her child and Lord Siva answers Her. There is rebirth for all souls unless a soul has attained complete liberation. At any moment of time many new lives (including plant and animals) arrive on this earth. However the rishis ignoring the plants and animals concentrated only on the human beings and were able to predict in details the important events in the lives of many human beings but, not for all. They gave the predictions for only those who were destined (as foreseen by the Rishis) to seek these predictions. These predictions were inscribed on palm leaves. Like the


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many arts and science of the olden days these predictions were also in Sanskrit. However, A Chola King of South India, being a lover and patron of Science and Arts, later (about 1000 years before) gathered all the available palm leaves containing not only Naadi predictions, but write-ups on many other subjects, got them translated in Tamil (pertaining to most of the subjects) and stored all these leaves in big libraries in one of the palaces of the Kings called ,Saraswati Mahal”, which is existent even today, in Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. More than 300 years back, these palm leaves were auctioned during the British rule of India and were bought by some people in “Vaitheeswaran Koil”, whose descendents are holding them even today. V aitheeswearan Koil is in the district of Tanjavur which houses many beautiful temples built by the Chola Kings. One such famous temple is the “Brahatheeswarar Koil” These palm leaves namely Sri Kausika Mahasiva Naadi, containing predictions pertaining to many human beings, have been broadly grouped under 108 categories. Each category is identified with the “markings on the human thumb (left in the case of women and right in the case of men). Each category is named separately “Rettai Chuli Mahudam” (Double circled Crown) etc. etc. A person is able to get his leaf only at the destined time. (I myself have tried half a dozen times during the last several years, whenever I visited Vaitheeswaran Koil, but I never succeeded in getting my leaf) The thumb impression of a person is obtained and after ascertaining its classification, the well-trained reader is able to locate four or five bundles of leaves (each containing about anything between 25 to 100 leaves). They are all punched with two equidistant holes in the centre and tied in between two quarter inch thick wooden frames (about 10 to 16 inches in length and one inch in width) The reader brings only one such bundle at a time and he reads for only one person. The reading for a person’s introductory part takes anything between 30 minutes to one hour depending on the length of the life he is going to live. However it may take many hours or even days to locate the person’s correct naadi leaf. The writings are in poetry form. A reader who is specially trained to read this is expected to live a very rigid and righteous living. He is able to read only about 2 to 4

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persons’ naadis per day depending on how much time is taken for locating each person’s naadi. I will mention here how the reader started reading mine which can be construed as the routine followed by most of the Naadi readers. Generally appointments have to be taken in view of lot of time requirement. When I went with my wife on Sunday, the 4th April 99, we had to wait for nearly two hours before our turn came. We were lucky, in the sense, the earlier two people had visited twice earlier but at those times their leaves could not be traced and so they came again today (one of them did not get the leaf for him at all). My thumb impression was obtained earlier and the matching bundles of leaves were located and then we were called in side. After we were seated, the reader opened a bundle. He took out the first leaf and started reading (rather singing) the first stanza. He then explained in prose in Tamil (He has a translator to assist him for other languages) what he sang earlier. E.g.. This naadi pertains to the person named so and so, having his mother alone alive with one brother and sister alive as of today. His mother’s name is this. His wife is sickly etc. etc. After each stanza he vermes whether all the details as stated in the leaf are tallying or not otherwise he goes to the next leaf which will contain totally or partially different set of details. For me, he went through all the leaves in a bundle. In one leaf details regarding my children tallied, but other details did not tally. In one, my brother/sister details tallied but not wife’s. Like this the entire bundle was rejected. He then took back the bundle inside a room where he had stored some leaves. (He keeps most of them at Vaitheeswaran Koil and brings them here depending on the needs) In the second bundle as he started reading the third leaf I could sense it was mine. He sang like this: “This leaf belongs to a person whose wife’s name is Sudha. He has two circled Crown on his thumb. His mother’s name is Subbalakshmi, father’s name, Venkataraman who is no more. His name is Krishnan and he is born in a high caste family of good antecedents. He has two children. One elder daughter is married and the younger, the son is studying in school etc. The year of birth is 1939/40. The planetary positions are like this etc. etc. After ascertaining, beyond all doubts, that this was my naadi leaf he went about reading/singing the


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entire write-up (simultaneously recording it in an audio cassette) and afterwards he just asked us to wait outside so that he could write all the predictions in a notebook in a readable form. This reading pertained to the first Chapter (Kandam) which is a sort of introductory and general one. The horoscope he prepared based on the planetary positions prevailed at the time of my birth as per the naadi leaf, one hundred per cent tallied with that prepared by my parents years ago after my birth! The details of all the Kandams (Chapters) are given below: Kandam 1 : Contains the name of the naadi 1ieeker, name of his/house spouse, names of his/her parents, present details of profession, brothers, sisters, children, wife and gist of future predictions for all the 12 houses in his/her horoscope based on the planetary positions at the time of birth as mentioned in the Naadi leaf. Kandam 2 : Contains details on Wealth, Eyes, Family, Education and Speech. Kandam 3 : Contains details about the number of brothers and sisters, affection, helping tendency / mutual ill-feeling, Ears, Courtliness, House-hold utensils etc. Kandam 4 : Contains details about Mother, House, Vehicles, Land and pleasures. Kandam 5 : Contains details about Children, Birth, death, reason for not having children, adoption of remedial measures for having children, future lives of children etc. Kandam 6 : Contains details about Disease, Debts, Enemies and Court Cases, Remedial measures for avoidance and success. Kandam 7 : Contains details about Time of marriage, Place, Name, Lagnam, Planetory positions of the bride/groom. Future married life etc. Kandam 8 : Contains details on longevity, accidents and impending dangers, age, month, date, day, time, star, Lagnam and place of death. Kandam 9 : Contains prediction about father, wealth, visit to temples, luck, spiritual tendencies, charitable deeds etc. Kandam 10 : Contains details on profession, job, business, change of place, good /bad effects in profession.

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Kandam 11 : Contains details about Profits and second marriage if any Kandam 12 : Contains details about Major Expenditure, Foreign Visits, next birth and attainment of salvation etc. Kandam 13 : SANTHI PARIHARAM: Deals with previous birth, sins committed, remedial measures for getting rid of the effect of the past birth’s sins etc. Kandam 14 : DEEKSHAI PARIHARAM: Deals Mantra Japam, wearing of Rakshai (Talisman) for protection against troubles from enemies, witch-craft etc. Kandam 15 : OUSHADA KANDAM: (OUSHADA means medicine). This kandam deals with medicines for chronic diseases and their treatment, modus of medicine-in-take etc. etc.

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ou meet a stranger. Her tells you your name, age, profession, name of your parents and spouse, number of children, tales of past life exploits and your future prospects. All this from ancient palm leaf manuscripts, written at least 2,000 years ago. Truly disconcerting! And this is not fiction. Such experiences are commonplace what with experts in possession of these leaves spreading out all over the country and abroad. In Tamil nadi means "in search of." Says Durai Subburathnam of Sri Kousiha Agasthya Mahasiva Vakkiya Nadi Jothida Nilayam, Chennai: "The person whose palm leaf record exists with us will definitely approach us at a predestined time specified on the leaves." The process is simple. To locate a manuscript, the thumb impression of the person is taken on paper, left fro women and right for men. But opinions differ. While Subburathnam claims that these are classified into 1,008 types, Delhi based nadi reader B. Raju says that there are only 108 types. The palm leaves are also arranged accordingly. Finding your leaf is not as easy as giving your thumb impression. It is a painstaking job to match the two, sometimes it takes several hours. Says Raju: "If we are unable to locate the leaf, we ask the client to come again after a few days as we have to get it from our native place. Or we refer to Sukshma nadi, which gives brief predictions." These leaves also give you the planetary positions in the person's horoscope. "This is the confirmation stamp," says Raju. "The past life details and future predictions were written by the great sages centuries ago. Due to divine insight they could look into and write the details of all who would one day go for nadi reading," explains Subburathnam. The leaves once located are "sung" by the readers in ancient Tamil verse, which is simultaneously translated into the language of the client's choice. And in today's hitech world, you can even get future recordings on audio cassettes. "Pleasant or unpleasant, we do not add any prediction on our own. We only read whatever is written on the leaf. You can also read your name if you know the language," says Subburathnam. The process of becoming a nadi reader is rigorous. "The apprentice, usually a family member, has to live in a gurukul for 10 years."


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There are different theories on how predictions are made. Late Dr B.V. Raman, former editor of The Astrological Magazine, had done major research on the nadi. He believed that this system was special and original to Indian culture and genius. Till the 1930s, nadis were a sealed book even to the majority of Hindu astrologers. Raman felt that nadi writers based their predicitive applications on the extensive astrological literature. Attributed to Sage Parasara, all were in the form of Sanskrit sutras. The best system, according to Raman, is based on 36 tantra nadis, each of which contains 1,588,320 astrological charts. These recure every 360 years. Another theory is that kshudra devatas (angels, spirit beings) pass on the information about the individual to the nadi reader. "The accuracy of the forecasts depends on the intensity of the rituals performed and recitation of the mantra to propitiate the devata," wrote Raman in Hindusim Today. Thousands of such palm leaves are spread all over the country. Known as Nadi Grantha in the South and Bhrigu Samhita in the North. These were written by the seven rishis—Agasthya, Kausika, Vyasa, Bohar, Bhrigu, Vasishtha, and Valmiki. Explains Subburathnam: "The leaves carry predictions for all, irrespective of caste, creed, country. Agasthya predictions are in Tamil." However, the leaves held by the present day nadi readers in the South belonged to King Sarabhoj, the Maratha ruler of Tanjavur. The leaves started disintegrating with age. Scholars were employed to interpret the ancient Tamil and Sanskrit script and rewrite on fresh ola (palm leaves). These were written in vatta ezathu, Tamil script, with a sharp, nail-like instrument called ezuthani. Nadi readers preserve these leaves by rubbing peacock oil on auspicious occasions. Some of the original leaves are still preserved at Saraswathi Nilayam in Tanjavur. Later, when the ritish left India, they took with them priceless manuscripts pertaining to science, ayurveda and astronomy. Astrological manuscripts were left behind which were later auctioned. A community of astrologers ('valluvars') from Vaitheeswaran Koil in Tanjavur bought them and made nadi reading a hereditary profession. In fact, B. Raju, a nadi reader who hails from this place and has set up the Sri Kausika Mahasiva Nadi Jothida Nilayam in Delhi, says: "Nadi readers from our native place have set up centres all over the country." However, each centre

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works independently. But how are predictions made? In his book Nadi Astrology, Chandulal S. Patel says: "Nadis are of different types. Some Nadis give entire life-histories of persons based on astrological reasoning. In such cases past and future events go wrong to a small extent. Nadi-practitioners are genuine astrologers. "Another type of Nadi-practitioners is said to have acquired control over kshudra (mean or low) sadhana mantra. They often use clairvoyant powers to make horoscopes from palm of the hand and in many cases discarnate beings "loke" nature spirits are engaged to get information. This sadhana, Karna Pishachi, tells the practitioner in his ear all the past which he reproduces to the client. It is all correct but fails miserably about future predictions." Both Subburathnam and Raju disagree. "Our predictions are 100 per cent accurate. Many of our satisfied clients bring their friends and relatives for predictions. There is no question of tantra or mantra. We read whatever is written there and if the leaf is not found we say so," says Subburathnam. "We do not charge until the client is fully satisfied," adds Raju. Sceptics argue that the astrologer asks several questions and then puts two and two together. Subburathnam denies the charge. "We do ask a few questions to help us locate the right leaf, but the client has to only answer in monosyllables 'yes' or 'no'." He doesn't deny that fake readers have spread their tentacles all over the country in order to make money. In Hoshiarpur, where the Bhrigu Samhita practitioners are concentrated, the reader casts a chart for the moment you come for consultation and then proceeds to find the corresponding leaf which may take hours. There are twelve chapters or Kandams in nadi shastra, each dealing with a specific area of a client's life. A client can choose the


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Chapter by Chapter Kandam Contents Chapter 1.

Names and other details of client, her parents, spouse, profession, children, future predictions. Chapter 2. Money, eyes, family, education and speech. Chapter 3. Number of brothers and sisters, relationship with them. Chapter 4. Mother, house, vehicles, land and related issues. Chapter 5. Children and their future, reasons for not having progeny, remedial measures. Chapter 6. Disease, enemies and legal cases, remedial measures. Chapter 7. Age of marriage, name, lagnam, planetary position of the bride or bridegroom, future life with husband or wife. Chapter 8. Longevity, accident and danger to life, age, month, date, day, time, star, lagnam and place of death. Chpater 9. Predictions with regard to father, wealth, visit to the temples; luck, preaching through holy men, charitable deeds. Chapter 10. Profession, change of place, good and evil. Chapter 11. Profit and second marriage. Chapter 12. Santhi Pariharam - last birth, sins committed, remedies for removal of effect of sins committed in past birth.

chapter she wants to be read. Initial consultation costs at Rs. 150 for local people. For outstation clients the fees is a little more as translation charges are added. Each additional chapter costs Rs. 150. Raju's consultation fee is Rs. 500. Subburathnam employs many nadi readers, writers who note down the predictions for the benefit of clients, and translators (English, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam). Predictions are given for every two-year period and guidance offered on pariharams (remedial measures). Many consider the pariharams as a money-making gimmick. Subburathnam disagrees. "We read the pariharams only if asked. Moreover, most of the measures are simple like visiting temples, feeding the poor or giving alms to the nadi reader, wearing talismans. But these are optional." Whatever may be the truth the long queues at the nadi readers' offices test your patience. So if you are interested in a reading better make an appointment. An appointment with fate!

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In fact, Vaastu is composite whole of proportional blend of five elements viz earth, water, ether, air and heat (fire). Their equitable proportion creates Bio-electric Magnetic energy which bestows health, wealth and prosperity on man. Even the gods pine and yearn for human form because human form (body) consists of five elements which finally merge into respective five elements. Formation of body is dependant on following equation of birth and death (inception and termination). Ether + Fire + Air + Water + Earth = Body formation (creation) Physical form of body—Air + Water + Fire + Earth + Ether = Process of destruction SEAT OF BRAIN IS ETHER, THAT OF SHOULDERS IS— FIRE, NAVEL—AIR, KNEE-EARTH AND SOLES OF FEET (LOWER EXTREMITIES)—WATER, and sole an superbeing are formless, as boat can only be felt and not seen. That is reason


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why in the great art of phonology life force (Oxygen) is considered as the Atman (soul) which, after leaving the body, submerges with sun—and this is the end of life (death). All the beings, trees and plants are all dependant on sun for their existence. It can be concluded that sun is the source from which life emanates. Vital force surfaces in the universe when the Sun rises because Sunrays have the capacity to decimate diseases. As the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West, that is why orientation assumes a significant role in the process of orientation. Moreover, solar, air and lunar energies cast their effect on building construction. If houses are built as per laws of nature, most of the natureborne pollution can be dispelled, and also that natural sources of energy can be utilised for the good of the house owner. It should be ensured that morning sun-rays enter every nook and corner of the house so that the solar energy is utilised.

D PALM LEAVES Among several ways of Palmesty predictions this is our unique way of predictions by our thumb impression this one is the oldest of about 3000 years before created by our ancerstors about our fate this has been engraved on Palm leaves. We are in this profession for herideriteries. There are totally 1008 rays for each ray there is a predictions which we go through from the palm leaves which has the relevant details. There are about 12 episodes. The first are being general this gives the information of about the person, his name parents name, wife husbands name, brothers and sisters name and their numbers profession currently engaged etc. This speciately of this palmentry is that one can know about his past presentence and future course of life. Business and its growth and full about marriage, re-marriage education court affairs.

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VAASTU SHASTRA FORMULA ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION BUILDING CONSTRUCTION ACCORDING TO INDIAN VAASTUSHASTRA According to ancient Indian scriptures a house having sixteen room is deemed to be the best one, the details of which have been detailed in the following diagram. If it is not feasible to build a 16roomed house then, keeping in view relevant rules of Vaastu and building construction a house having eleven, nine, seven or three rooms will also bring comfort and prosperity to the dweller.

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On North-East side rests head of the Vaastu (Vaastu Purush) deity where worship room deity's temple or meditation room should be built; bathroom and water storage tank should be provided on the Eastern zone. Kitchen, powerhouse and electricity cell needs to be on South-East side; place should be provided for store-house and articles to be stored on the Northern side. In between the agni-kone (SE-Corner) and East, clarified butter, oil, churning of curd is considered to be the best site. Kitchen on the West, a study-room Library and guest-house should be provided in between the West and South-West. Heavy (bulky) goods vehicle, chariot or other means of transport (conveyance) animal husbandry's cell be built on North-West side. In the North-West or North copulation-room should be built. Shoes should be removed in the South-West and latrine be built. Shoes should be removed in the South-West and latrine be built on South-West/West end. For children, study-room (second) can also be built on the West side whereas a room on the North-West. All such minute factors have been fully taken care of in the assembly building which is a square (quadrangular) building being constructed in accordance with Indian Vaastushastra and handled by deft craftsmen.

PLACE (IMPORTANCE) OF VAASTU PURUSH FOR HOUSE BUILDING PLAN ON A PLOT The significance of Vaastu Purush lies in chalking out a houseconstruction plan on a plot which is a basic tradition of Vaastu art that is considered from Various angles (aspects), while preparing a blue-print of house construction. Vaastu Purusha's division is thought of (planned), while chalking out a construction plan for a particular building. It is but natural that male organs of the Vaastu Purush come into mind automatically. As we conceive various human organs of human body, similarly we concurrently think of organs of human body, similarly we concurrently think of organs of Vaastu Purush viz. Cerebrum, head, mouth, waist, knee, feet, veins, capillaries, hair, pulse so as to ascertain on which organ of Vaastu Purush construction is allowed or prohibited. No construction is advisable on sensitive organs, hence abondable—that is why such forbidden

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places are left vacant while planning for a house building. All relevant knowledge can be had clearly from looking at the picture of Vaastu Purush, as to which portion of a land is ascribed to a particular deity. For instance if at the place of head of the Vaastu Purush, place for shoe-removal or a toilet is built, then the house-owner and all the inmates of the house will have to bear the brunt of such violations. I won't be surprised if, in addition to the above, father may be given a shoe-beating by the son, and the wife may be infidel to her husband. VAASTU PAD MANDALAM Jayant Ish

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Satya Aakaash Savitra

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Pond, Garden etc. and those who, out of vanity, opt not to worship you—

The day, when Vaastu Purush took birth, was 'Vijatipat Yoga' and 'Vishtikaran.' Born between Bhadras and Kulikyoga the man terrified all and one by his roaring voice. On witnessing a queer person, all the gods went to beseech help of Lord Vishnu, when the latter spoke— 'O God! Don't be scared of this powerful person whose face you should dump and, thus, become fearless. Then, all the gods got together and dumped the said man down-faced and got seated over him, whereupon the valorous person addressed Lord Bramha, thus:—"O, Lord! You are the creator of this animate and inanimate universe, this body also belongs to you, then why all the gods are tormenting me? Kindly order me what I can do for (the benefit of) gods?

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Will face penury and premature death, apart from facing obstacles (obstructions, impediments) and will be subjected to incurring your displeasure/wrath at each and every step." After saying so, Lord Brahma disappeared.

WHEN TO WORSHIP VAASTU PURUSH? Vaastu worship should be performed on three auspicious occasions, viz. at the time of initiating construction of the house (in Naddhaddav Worship) laying foundation of gate (worship of hildreth) and finally, at the time of inaugural entry to the house. Apart from the said these occasions to ward off ill-effects and to have a re-entry (in a house), one should resort to Vaastu pacification on the occasion of sacred thread marriage ceremony, repair of dilapidations, especially when there is need to major slashing of portion or for repair work in a house adversely affected by faulty electricity and fire, due to abode of a snake, demon and owl in the house (in order to again reside) where crows existed for a week, where jungle animals like cat roar, where there be pigeon's beehive, where lady folk quarrel or weal and such like polluting distrubances. Not only that but, at the time of birth of a son, and for initiating yagya (burning of sacred fire) Vaastu worship should be performed according to laid down procedures which dispels all evils and bestows peace, tranquillity and welfare.

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Lord Brahma got highly pleased and impressed by the tone and tenor of Vaastu Purush and declared— "You should remained dumped under (the weight of) the gods with a spirit of affinity. From now onwards, you will be worshipped necessarily on all auspicious (religious) occasions by all those who intend to construct any Village, City, Fort, Palace, House,

In order to perform various rituals, pertaining to Vaastu Purush, certain seats have been established. The land meant for Vaastu should be in exact consonance with the law according to which building is desired to be built. This is how mode to perform worship is spread from one verse to thousand verses. In this connection the authoritative testimony is spelled out in following verse.


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CENTRE OPEN SPACES IN VAASTU-SEATS Out of the 64 outlets, 4 are attributed to Bramha. Out of 81 PadaVaastu (S), Bramha is seated in the nine spots, out of 100 Padas 16 Padas belong to Brahma, out of 144 Vaastu Padas 24 belong to Brahma, out of 169 Vaastu seats 25 belong to Brahma, out of 196 Pada-Vaastus 32 belong to Brahma and, out of 1000 PadaVaastus, 100 belong to Brahma. Centre point in a house is called 'Bramha Sthan.' The cardinal feature (secret) of such Padas is that if area of a land is bigger, the Brahmasthan (centre point) in such a house will also be bigger.

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bZ'kk ewf?uZ lekfJr% Jo.k;ks itZU; ukekfnfr% vkirL; xys rna'k;qxys izksDrks t;'pkfnfr%A mDrko.kZeµHkwèkjkS Lru;qxs L;knkioRlks âfn] iapsUækfn lqjk'p nf{k.kHkqts okes p ukxkn;%AA lkfo=% lfork p nf{k.k djs okes };a#ær%] e`R;qeS=x.kLrFkk#fo"k;sLekUukfHki`"Bsfofèk%A es<ªs'kØ&t;kSttkuq&eqxysrkSofgu&jksxkSLe`rkS] iw"kkufUn.k'plIrfocqèkku~vYiksinks%iSr`dk%AA In the body of Vaastu Purush Mahadeva is seated in the brain/ head. Parjanya and Diti in both the ears, Aapdeva on the throat, Jaya and Aditi on both the shoulders Aryamaa and Prithvidhan on both the parts of chest (breast) Aapavatsa on the heart. From the left hand i.e., from elbow to ankle Rudra and Rudra Das and on thigh (Saanthal) Mritya and Maitra. Since Vaastu Purush sleeps in an inverted posture that's why Bramha is posited over and in front of the back, the place behind the navel, but slightly behind the waist. In the middle part of the lower limb (genitals) Indra and Jaya, Ague and Roga over both the knees, Pusha on both the feet, on one of the hollow spaces (tube) in the feet (both) Vitatha, Vama, Gandharva Mriga, and on the other identical part Nandi, Sugareeva, Pusha, Varun, Asur, Shone and Paap-yakhshma, and God-father on both the beels.

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First destroy the tendency for selfishness. Then you may go out into the world and work, without fear of being contaminated with evil. —Swami Vivekananda •

Through bhakti to the Divine One and an offering of all action at the feet of the Lord (Bhakti). • By freeing oneself of all props and support systems and staying with the unswerving devotion to truth (Satya). • By immersing the whole being into a choice of action (karman)— work for the good of others. • By pouring all the passion and love within the individual into an artistic endeavour (kalaa) and offering beauty to the self, to the Lord and to others. In any of these paths, the fusion of the individual identity to a larger intelligence or context is identical. Each person chooses the one closest to their heart and to their nature. The process of refining the spirits in this voyage of life is filled with uncertainainties, fears, delusions, seductions and failures. At no point is there a guarantee, that the individual will find eternal peace or complete freedom from sorrow and pain. Cessation of movement of any kind whether painful or otherwise is akin to death and therefore unreal. The very desire for a trouble-free existence itself is a delusion or avidya and must be cleaved through so that the spirit can accept and live through the travails, the highs and the lows with equanimity and grace. Sogyal Rinpoche quotes the words of Buddha and Padmasambhava to explain their wisdom of the nature of the universe: What you are is what you have been, what you will be is what you do now. If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition. If you want to know your future life, look at your present actions.


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PURUSHA/PRAKRITI As discussed earlier, the primary energy of shivam transformed by shakti into a manifestation of the abstract elements is the panchabhoota, and these cosmic elements become anchored into the earth. It is at this point that we become conscious of these elemental energies becoming part of the living universe. The manifestation of energy into the universe of reality or prapancha is the movement of purusha/prakriti (shivam/shakti). The cosmic being or purusha/prakriti (shivam/shakti). The cosmic being or purusha becomes the visible world of reality and in so doing replicates the cosmic order on the earth. It becomes the Vaastu Purusha or the earth-being. Vaastu Purusha Mandala. Vaastu Purusha is the body on which every aspect of human activity is carried out. Whether we build a house, a factory, school, well, compound-wall, tank or playground, we are placing it upon the sacred body of the cosmic being who has come to reside with us. Every part of his body is sacred, with energies and characteristics that add to and enhance our life on earth. Therefore, it is to him we bow in gratitude when we start upon any endeavour, and to him we offer our thanks through flowers and incense, minerals and metals, herbs and colours, amidst music and chanting.

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The story of the Vaastu Purusha goes thus: In the ages gone by, there lived a demon called Vaastu who was fierce and powerful and in the habit of terrorizing the world. As the situation became unbearable the gods came together to fight him. Yet, his powers were such that his essence continued to permeate the land causing untold misery to the humans and gods alike. In response, the gods went to Lord Brahma for help. Affected by the grief of the gods, Lord Brahma fought and pinned the demon firmly to the ground, and as a further precaution ordered a certain number of gods to sit on him and stop his activities. The popular belief is that the Vaastu Purusha lies facedown on the ground, though a few texts claim he lies face up. Though it is a myth it can be interpreted to mean that the energy comes from cosmic space and manifests itself as the contained energy within material phenomena. The cosmic energy manifests itself as a phenomenon after moving through a series of transformationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ether, fire, water and earth. Hence the built space is created according to the impulses of the earth, in consonance with the waking and slumber of the earthly energy. From space appeared air, From air appeared fire, From fire appeared water, From water appeared earth, From earth appeared the herbs, From herbs appeared food, From food appeared human beings Therefore the human being is pervaded by food â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Taitiriya Upanishad (Ch. 2, Sec. 1) Vaastu or bhoomi is vibrating and alive. This is the space of the earth or land. This energy resides in the earth and is called by various names such as vaastu nathan, bhoomi purusha and vaastu purusha. This is the energy of the material substance. Similarly the energy of akasham or cosmic space is known as vishwa purusha, vishwa atman, paramatman. The Vaastu Purusha is considered to be awake when he is oriented towards the cardinal points, and is said to be asleep when oriented towards the non-cardinal points like the NE, SW, SE, NW.


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hand will be placed below, the right hand above. One school of thought says that the central axis or madhya sutram that runs through the Vaastu Purusha and the one which runs through the house should be one and the same. The house is perceived as the manifest form of the Vaastu Purusha, i.e. the potential energy of the purusha which lies in the land is perceived as taking on the manifested form of the house (or building).

RASI CHAKRA OR ASTROLOGICAL TIME CYCLES SUPERIMPOSED ON THE VAASTU PURUSHA MANDALA

During the period of Mesha (April-May), Vrishabha (May-June), Kataka (July-August), Simha (August-September), Tula (OctoberNovember), Vrichika (November-December), Makara (JanuaryFebruary), Kumbha )February-March), it is auspicious to build. The spin is clockwise and around its own centre. Like the Vaastu Purusha, all living beings are also material in their origins. Hence, they too are earth substance. It can be said that we too are earth or bhoomi and the energy within us is Vaastu Purusha. When the earth is dormant, the Vaastu Purusha is considered to be asleep. At this time it is not beneficial to begin house building activities. The Shastras state that this 'wrong' time could lead to negative effects on the residents. One must learn about the cycles of the earth before beginning auspicious acts. The face of the Vaastu Purusha is oriented towards the position of the sun, says the text. On the opposite side will be placed the feet of the Vaastu Purusha. His left

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Purusha down (stated earlier in the myth). Each of these modules are given an offering at the time of building, during the ceremony of bhoomi puja. The offerings are as follows: Brahma : Perfumes and garlands, incense, milk, honey, ghee, rice boiled in milk and roasted rice. Aaryaka : Cake of fruits, cooked beans and sesame seeds. Vivasvant : Curd. Mitra : Durva grass. Bhoodhara : Milk. Parjanya : Clarified butter. Jayanta : Fresh butter and flowers. Mahendra : Entrails and flowers. Aditya : Honey and onions. Satyaka : Honey. Bhrusa : Fresh butter. Antariksha : Beans and turmeric. Agni : Milk, ghee and baldi. Pusan : Vegetables and milk. Vitatha : Cooked kanku. Gruhakshata : Intoxicating juice. Yama : Vegetables. Gandharva : Pure perfume. Bhringaraja : Sea fish. Mrusha : Rice with fish. Niruthi : Sesame oil cake. Dauvarika : Seeds of sesame. Sugriva : Cake. Push Padamnta : Flowers and water. Varuna : Rice and milk. Asura : Blood. Shosha : Rice with sesame. Roga : Dried fish. Vayu : Fat and yellow rice.

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The cosmic being and the earthly being are in synchronicity. The cosmic being holds the entire universe within himself while the earthly being or Vaastu Purusha reflects the heavenly gods in every part of his body. The universal form of the Lord was revealed to Arjuna thus—The splendour of a thousand suns would be comparable to the splendour of His being. He saw all the Gods, all the beings within this form. Neither the beginning nor the end could be perceived. The space between heaven and earth and all the quarters are filled by His presence. — Bhagavad Gita (Ch. 11, V. 9, 12, 15, 20)

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The earlier mentioned marmasthana are very significant in this context. The walls, columns and structural elements of the building should be carefully planned so that they do not 'break' or 'torture' the marmastbana and subtle energy lines of the Vaastu Purusha. In the design of buildings and villages there are three major principles of design that are considered central for all design processes in the traditionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;bhogadyam, sukha darsham, ramya; pada vinyasa or Vaastu Purusha Mandala; ayadi poruttam. The detailed application of the principles of vaastu in field design will be handled in the next chapter.

RITUALS IN VAASTU The twentieth century has seen the discarding of many traditional practices, beliefs and ideas. Out of a wide host of subjects that have either been forgotten or disowned because the 'modern' mind considers it shameful, one of the areas of contention the world over has been that of 'religious belief' and 'ritualistic practices.' Many glorious and often meaningless rituals that are carried out in the name of faith are indeed difficult for the rational mind to digest. But at the same time an unexamined dismissal of all belief and ritual as being evil is again a double bind, a fact which has been realized rather late by many countries. The life energy of people and groupings are gathered from a celebrative and interactive link with the natural system. When all celebration also falls into the category of 'blind belief' then we are tampering with the spontaneous impulses of a people towards the awesome nature of reality. Whatever scientific explanation may be given, who can ever watch untouched the early morning sunrise over the ocean? Or the flight of birds through the silent dusk sky? Poetry, beauty, love and sensuousness are all deeply linked with primal rhythms and natural vibrations. Hence, to celebrate with water and flowers, to dance wth the wind and to sing with the birds are all deeply ingrained in collective behaviour. The Vaastu Shastras are full of ritualistic data that pertain to the relationship of a person to the earth (bhoomi) or with the energies (vaastu devata) or to the trees (vana mahotsavam, vana muhurtam). To understand the right time to plant, to sow, to build, to reap, and to expand businesses are all part of the Vaastu Shastras.


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The Eclipse of the Sun or 'Solar Eclipse' occurs only at New Moon-the dark side of the Moon faces Earth-the Sun lighting up the far side. On the other hand, an Eclipse of the Moon or 'Lunar Eclipse' occurs at Full Moon when the earth lies exactly between the Sun and Moon. This brief reference to astronomy, though many of the readers might have studied during their school days; is found necessary so as to rekindle the memory, because the subject is relevant to the knowledge of Astrology, together with which it influenced the evolution of basic principles of ancient Vaastu Shilpa Shaastra. But according to cosmic conception of the Hindus, the whole Universe is the Body of Supreme Lord Vishnu. It is wonderfully set forth by the Shlokas in Vishnu Sahasra Naama thus : HIS

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THE CONSTELLATIONS (Nakshatras or Stars) The ecliptic is marked by 27 constellations or steller points each at the interval of 131/3 degrees and the signs and constellations are both reckoned from the same point viz; the zero degree of longitude of Aries i.e., the initial point of Aries is also the first point of the Constellation Ashwini. The signs (Rashi) of Zodiac each of which has it's own peculiarities are: No.

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THE CONSTELLATIONS (Nakshatras or Stars) Moon takes approximately 27 days for it's one orbit round the Earth and these days are named as: Ashwini, Bharani, Kritika, Rohini, Mrigashira, Aardra, Punarvasu, Pushya, Aashlesha, Makha, Hubba, Uttara, Hasta, Chitta, Swaathi, Vishaakha, Anuraadha, Jaistha, Moola, Poorva, Aashaada, Uttara Aashaada, Shravana, Dhanistha, Shatabhisha, Poorva Bhaadra, Uttara Bhaadra and Reavati. Abhijit is the 28th constellation between Uttara Aashaada and Shravana but this has not been given much importance. Reference to Astrology in this book is only to the extent of highlighting it's position and importance with regards to Vaastu Shilpa Shaastra and therefore only the basic essentials are explained without going further deep into the subject. The complete zodiac is represented in a diagram in the following way:

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degrees Cancer it will be situated in the 12th or 13th degree of Leo according to western Astrology. That is why we should not mix up the two but should follow either of these two. In Hindu Astrology, for ordinary purposes of prediction, Zodiacal Diagram (Raashi Chakra) along with Navamsa diagram is sufficient. The twelve houses of the horoscope comprehend all the significations of human life. A house is known as Bhava in Sanskrit. The twelve houses are not necessarily coincident with the twelve signs of Zodiac. They are in fact, variable. Each sign is always 30° in extent. But the length of a house or Bhava depends upon the time of birth and the latitude of the place of birth. By studying and judging a horoscope the following can be determined: Longevity and death; personal appearance, character and mind, health and disease; education and financial prospects; means of livelihood; about parents, brothers, enemies and debts; marriage and children; and timing of events. It plays a very important role in Vaastu Shilpa particularly in deciding an auspicious time for starting the work, fixing of the main door and performing Grahapravesha ceremony etc., so that the inmates can live in prosperity and holistic joy. The following are the Raashi and Navamsa diagrams in the case of an example Horoscope : Born : 8.8.1992 A.D. 7.35 p.m. Bangalore/India.

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(Pancha = Five; Anga = Part and the five parts are: Constellations, Tithi, Karana, Yoga and Day or Vaara). Hindu Calender is compiled by adopting two systems. One based on the movement of Moon around the Earth and the other based on the movement of Earth around the Sun. The first day of the Hindu New Year is known as Yugaadi in Karnataka, Gudi Padva in Maharastra, Vishu in Kerala and Coastal areas of Karnataka, Vaishaki in West Bengal, Baishaki in Punjab and so on, and it is Chandramaana Yugaadi for the followers of Moon and Sowramaana Yugaadi for the followers of Sun. Lunar calender has twelve months known as Chaitra, Vaishaaka, Jaista, Aashaada, Shraavana, Bhaadrapada, Ashwayuja, Kaarthika, Maargashira, Pushya, Maagha and Phaalguna. Each month is divided into two parts having 14 t 16 days each and they are: 1. Shukla Pakasha—from New Moon Day (Amavaasya) to Full Moon Day (Poornima). 2. Krishna Paksha—from Full Moon Day (Poornima) to New Moon Day (Amavaasya). The Chandramaana Yugaadi happens to be one day during March-April every year. Solar calender also has twelve months known as Mesha, Vrushabha, Mithuna, Karkaataka, Simha, Kanya, Tula, Vrishchika, Dhanu, Makara, Kumbha and Meena. And Sowramaana Yugadi usually is on the 14th of April (one day + or –) every year. Other details like Tithi, Vaara (day), Nakshatra (constellations), Karana (11 nos.) and Yoga (27 in numbers) taken into consideration while compiling the calender (panchaanga) is common for both. As known, the week comprises of seven days named after the seven planets excluding Rahu and Ketu. A year is divided into two parts, Uttaraayana and Dakshinaayana, which are known to have great scientific importance for everything. It is in this context that the North-East and SouthEast direction attan importance along with East. For six months (from Jan. 14th to July 15th) of the Year Sun will be moving on The Northern portion of the Earth and this is known as Uttaraayana and for the next six months (From July 16th to Jan. 14th) Dec. 21st June 20th and Dakshinaayana from June 21st to December 20th.


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Day time will be more in Uttaraayana and night time less, and it is the contrary in Dakshinaayana.

SIX SEASONS There are six seasons (Ruthus) according to Hindu calender, each lasting for a period of 2 months and they are: S. No. Ruthus (Seasons) Chandra Maasa 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Vasantha Greeshma Varsha Sharath Hemantha Shishira

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FOUR SEASONS According to English Calender there are four seasons and they are: 1. Spring - March 21st to June 21st. 2. Summer - June 21st to September 22nd. 3. Autumn - September 22nd to December 22nd. 4. Winter - December 22nd to March 21st.

TITHI The visible distance between Sun and Moon is divided into 30 portions and they are called Tithi. When they are in same line it is New Moon Day and when they come opposite each other it is Full Moon Day. Each tithi is 12° each and there are 15 numbers each in Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. SHUKLA PAKSHA (From New Moon i.e., Amavaasya to Full Moon Day i.e., Poornima): Paadya, Bidige, Tadige, Chowthi, Panchami, Shasthi, Saptami, Asthami, Navami. KRISHNA PAKSHA (From Poornima to Amavaasya i.e., Full Moon Day to New Moon Day) Paadya, Bidige, Tadige, Chowthi, Panchami, Shasthi, Saptami, Asthami, Navami, Dashami, Ekaasdashi, Dwaadashi, Trayodashi, Chaturdashi, Amavaasya at 12° each.

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The Calender (Panchaanga) along with horoscope helps in arriving at an auspicious moment for any important occasion in the course of construction of building from starting point till Grahapravesha. Persons without proper knowledge of the subject may not be able to find the right solution, in which case help of learned purohits (priests) may be sought.

YOGA Effect of Sun, Moon and constellation in a particular position results in yoga. They are twenty seven in number : Vishkambha, Preeti, Aayushmaan, Sowbhagya, Shobhana, Atiganda, Sukarma, Dhruti, Shoola, Ganda, Vruddi, Dhruva, Vyaghaata, Harshana, Vajra, Siddi, Vyatipata, Variyaan, Parigha, Shiva, Sidda, Saadhya, Shubha, Shukla, Brahma, Indra, Vaidruthi. KARANA Effect of Vaara, Tithi and Constellation in a particular position. One tithi has two Karanas i.e., one month with thirty tithis will have sixty Karanas. There are eleven such Karanas and they are: Bava, Baalava, Kaulava, Taitula, Garaja, Vanija, Bhadra, Shakuni, Chatuspaada, Naagavaan, Kinstughna. HINDU YEARS (Samvatsaras) The sixty Hindu years are as given below: 1. Prabhava 18. Kroodhi 19. Vishwaavasu 2. Vibhava 3. Shukla 20. Paraabhava 4. Pramooduuta 21. Eeshwara 22. Bahudhaanya 5. Prajhootpathi 23. Pramaathi 6. Angirasa 24. Vikrama 7. Shreemukha 8. Bhaava 25. Vishu 9. Yuva 26. Chitrabhaanu 27. Shwabhaanu 10. Dhaatru 28. Taarana 11. Heevilambi 12. Vilambi 29. Paarthiva 13. Vikaari 30. Vyaya 31. Sarvajitu 14. Shaarvari 32. Sarvadhaari 15. 16. Shubhakrutu 33. Viroodhi 17. Shoobhakruta 34. Vikruti


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78%, (carbondioxide, helium, other kinds of gases, dust particles, humidity and vapour in certain proportion. Life of human beings, animals, plants and even fire depends upon this. It's main characteristics are Shaba, Sparsha and Roopa (form) 4 Jala (Water) : This is represented by rain, river, sea and is in the form of liquid, solid (ice), and gas (steam, cloud). It is a combination of hydrogen and oxygen in the ratio of two to one, perfectly neutral in reaction. In every plant and life on the Earth water exists in certain proportion and it's main characteristics are Shabda, Sparsha, Roopa and Rasa (taste). 5 Bhumi (Earth) : Earth, thirdplanet in order from the Sun, is a big magnet with north and south poles as centres of attractions. It magnetic field and gravitational force has telling effects on the everything on the Earth, living and non-living. It is tilted by about 23½° at the and it rotates in it's own axis from West to East resulting in day & night. It's one - around - takes 365¼ days (1 year). Three fourth of Earth's surface is water and one fourth is land. It's main characteristics are Shabda Sparsha, Roopa, Rasa and Guna (quality). There is an invisible and constant relation between these elements outside and those within and individual and in his living and working places. Man can improve his conditions by properly designing his buildings by understanding the effectiveness of these five natural forces. The location, direction and disposition of buildings have a direct bearing on life of the inmates and Vaastu Shilpa Shaastra, the ancient scripture, experienced by generation after generations, contains the essence of these knowldge. In Samaraangana Sutradhaara the author explains the necessity of bringing out the text on Vaastu Shilpa Shaastra thus:

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Sukham dhanaani budhischa santhati sarvadaanrunaam A Priyaanyeshaamcha samsiddhai sarvamsyaa subhalakshnam AA Yatra nindhita lakshmaathra thadheethesham vighathakruth A Atha sarvamupaadeyam yadbaave subhalakshanam AA Desah pura nivasascha sabhaveesmaa sanaanicha A Yadhya dheedhrusa manyasacha thathashreyaskaram matham AA Vaastu shasthraadhruthe thasye nasyaa lakshananirnaya A Thasmaa lokasya krupayaa saathrametha - dhuriryathee AA

Meaning: Properly designed and pleasing house will be an abode of good healt wealth, intelligence, children, peace, happiness and will redeem one from debt of obligations. Negligence of canons of architecture will result unnecessary travels, bad name, loss of fame, sorrows and disappointment. The character of the house built disregarding prescribed codes cannot be determined. All houses, villages, towns and cities shall be build according to Vaastu Shaastra. Therefore Vaastu Shilpa Shaastra is brought into light Vishwakarma (see page 333) - Vaastushaastra explains it's importance thus

'kkL=sukusu loZL; yksdL; ijea lq[ke~A prqoZxZ QyizkfIr lyksd'p Hkos/;qoe~AA f'Yi'kkL=ifjKkue`R;ks¡filqtsrkaoztsr~A ijekuUn tuda nsokukfenehfjre~AA f'kYia fouk ufg txfr"kq yksds"kq fo|rsA txnfouk u f'kYikap orZrs okloizHkksAA Sastrenaanena sarvasya lokasya paramamsukhamA Chaturvarga phalaprathi salokascha bhavedhruvam AA Shilpashastra parignaana nmartyopi surataamvrajet A Paramananda janakam dhevaanaa midhameeritham AA Shilpam vinaanahi jagatrishu lokeshuvidyathe A Jagadwinaana silpancha varthathe vaasavaprabhoo AA Meaning : Because of Vaastu Shaastra the whole Universe gets good health,happiness and allround prosperity. Human beings attain divinity with this Shaastra. Knowledge of Shilpa Shaastra and the existence of this world are co-related. Followers of Vaastu Shaastra get not only worldly pleasures but also experience heavenly bliss.

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FIVE BASIC ELEMENTS (Panchabhuutas) AND THE SITE Vaastu Shaastra is essentially the art of correct settings, whereby one can place himself in such a manner so as to absorb the maximum benefits of the Panchabhuutas as well as the influence of magnetic fields surrounding the earth. The scientific use of the elements creates a perfectly balanced environment which ensures enhanced health, wealth and prosperity. Modern scientists know about the energy fields that circumscribe the earth but have not been able to understand their sources. But our ancestors knew that any form creates a concentration or dispersion of cosmic and earth energies which are harmful or beneficial to human beings. Our ancient scriptures reveal that an exact and intimate knowledge of the manipulation of these energy fields to the desired intensities was known to our Rishis. Therefore, in Vaastu Shaastra, it is laid down that the selection of site is an important consideration since the plot represents a fixed form, it will radiate positive as well as negative energies depending upon it's shape, proportion, direction and location of openings etc. Surrounded by oceans, the land masses have heights and depths of mountains, plains and plateaus and are enlivened by veins of rivers and network of streams and lakes. On and beneath the surface of earth lie the soils and minerals in varying degrees which make life infertile or prosperous. The revolution of earth gives us the day and night which regulates the activities of plants and living beings. The tilted rotation of the earth around the sun sets the rhythm of the seasons which are important for vegetation and harvests. Whether each location is cool or warm is largely determined by it's relative distance from the equator and it's height above the sea level. Climate not only plays a great part in composition of soils but also affects the character of plants, animals and most importantly the man's energy. Hidden aspects of natural laws give birth to life and for better or for worse, the rules of nature commands that life and therefore a close adjustment to the natural background becomes a bare necessity. Mankind's physical flexibility and the capacity to adopt himself to the vigours of nature are comparatively weaker than those of many animals. Animals possess natural defences against a wide


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range of unfavourable climates. Birds too can regulate their body but when the hardship becomes unbearable they seek to change to an environment friendly atmosphere. Birds and other creatures like ants, termites, bees etc., do not rely entirely on their ability to adopt to the nature but expand their ability with their building habits. The different forms and patterns they produce which have remained constant throughout the ages provide us with enlightening examples. Insulting qualities can be observed in the open nests. Use of tensile strength of fibres and grass can be seen in hanging nests. The technique of avoidance of wind forces can be gauged the way peudulum like nests behave. Massive nests built from clay and straw teaches us how direct sun and rain are prevented from entering them due to their steep entrance. There are some vertical mud and straw nests similar to our present apartment buildings where each opening is an individual nest comprising of two chambers. The first serves as an entrance foyer and the second one as egg laying and hatching chamber. The very vertical from avoids the vertical sunrays and the mass of earth effectively relieves extreme temperature. We can see that these different approaches and solutions to cope with the climate. The efforts of birds are most individual where as those of insects are collective. The term build hill which are known as anthills above their abode underground and these vary with their surrounding. Just like humans, termites prefer to work in controlled climate. The compass termites of Western Australia for example, maintain the temperature inside their nest to within one degree of 31°C, day and night, summer and winter, while the external temperature varies between 3°C, and 42°C. Termites regulate the temperature of their nests by controlling the flow of air hrough them. The shape and orientation, of the termite mounds which go up to 3 mts high influence their internal temperature, the towers are wedge shape and always point towards North! As the tower heats up, the air inside them rises, drawing fresh currents through termites living quarters. Wind blowing across the topes of the tower also helps to suck air through the nest. The phenomena is known as the stack effect and the termites regulate the airflow by blocking and unblocking the channels. Human beings

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can control the temperature so preciously only with the help of airconditioning system, which in anyway consumes lot of energy and is also believed to be unhealthy too. Many have asked me whether God's creations other than man has anything like Vaastu Shaastra to follow in their housing activities. The deep study of their system would reveal their thorough understanding of the effects of the panchabhuutas, the five basic elements and the Sun which also happens to be the basis of Vaastu Shastra. Mankind in the same environment faces the same stresses and strains as other creatures. Man can apparently live in any region where he can obtain food and water, but has strictly limited conditions under which his physical and mental energy and moral character can fully develop. The shelter becomes his most elaborate defence against hostile climates. The building styles are defined less by national frontiers than by climatic zone; allowing for some variation in local taste and tradition. Modern architecture is governed by visual aspects, physical function and an individuals social and personal ego. But Vaastu Shastra however was conceived as a science which can bring about harmony between man, nature and his buildings. Modern architecture speaks about comfort, where as ancient Indian architecture deals with protection from the elements and provision of an atmosphere favourable to spiritual endeavour and contentment in one's life.


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It is a common knowledge that the direction from where the Sun rise is known as East (Poorva or Puurab) and where it sets as West (Paschima) and when one faces East the direction towards one's left is North (Uttara) and towards one's right is South (Dakshina). The corner where two direction meet obviously is more signficant since it combines the forces emanating from both the directions. North-East corner is called as Eeshanya, South East corner as Aagneya, South-West corner as Nairuthrya and NorthWest corner as Vaayavya. Let us examine their importance according to scriptures: East (Poorva or Puurab) : Pitrustaan (Manes) - It should not be block since it is the source of male issues. South-East (Aagneya)

: Source of health (Related to fire, cooking and food.

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SUN AND MAGNETIC FIELD THE SUN The Practice of Sun worship has been known in various civilisation since time immemorial. Sun illuminates the Universe and sustains life this world. The most enhanting prayer "Gaayatri" considered as Brahamag we offer, is to Lord Naaraayana dwelling in the Sun, to bestow upon to the knowledge and protection, the tinge of which is non-secretarian and the spirit universal. Our ancient Vaastu Shaastra has been founded in such a way, the inmates can derive maximum benefits from Sun-rays and the energies of Sun like: heat, light, ultraviolet rays, the only reliable source of vitamin 'D' (vitamin D is absorbed by the blood directly when the bare skin exposed to the Sun) which is vital for sustenance of life on the Earth. Other than that Sun-rays consist of 7 colours (VIBGYOR) and their effect on human body is immense as it cures several diseases. The Eastern direction assumes a great significance because the Sun-rays of early morning end of more light and less heat, hence the best. In the afternoon, Sun moving towards West, grows hot emitting infra-red rays which are detrimental health. Uttaraayana and Dakshinaayana too are of great scientific importance since day time will be more than night time in Uttaraayana facilitates availability of more Sun light. All these and the precession of the Equinox (Equinox=the time when the Sun crosses the equator making the night equal in length to the day during 21st of March and 23rd of September) and have been reckoned with while laying down Vaastu Shaastras. According to ancient traditions all the important functions like marriage, graha pravesh etc., are held in Uttaraayana and it is believed to be auspicious for even the death of a person to take place during that period (The great grand Bhishma of Mahabhaaratha waited lying on the bed of arrows for Uttaraayana to commence to breath his last).


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Due to all these reasons it is explicity laid down in Vaastu Shaastra that more open space should be left, more windows and doors fixed, more balconies and verandahs provided towards East and North than towards West and South. It is also prescribed to have ground level lower and to avoid any kind of obstacles like, big boulders, mounds, tall buildings, high compound wall etc. on the Eastern and Northern sides. The leaves of the tree make carbohydrates from carbon-dioxide and water in the presence of the chlorophyll and Sun-light and release oxygen as a by-product (by Photosynthesis Process) which is an absolute necessity for all living beings. And if the trees are planted only on the Western and Southern sides, inmates of the building will get triple benefit of direct and Southern sides, inmates of the building will get triple benefit of direct Sun-rays in the morning, the oxygen from the trees and also protection from the afternoon Sun and heat Further it is mentioned in our ancient scriptures that since the Sun-rays destroy germs and disease carrying bacterias; well underground water tanks and such other water bodies should be located in the open space towards North and East, and more particularly towards the North-East corner because the benefit of morning Sun-rays can be utilised in keeping the water ever purified.

G Ancient wisdom quoted from history to her story Quote 1 : Sanskrit - The Hindu Sat Brahmand Tat Pind As above in the mind of God our creator of below in the mind of humans. Its children Quote 2 : The Bible And He the Lord God created them "Humans" in his image Quote 3: Greek Man know thy self as above so below as without so within Quote 4 : USA - Indians Man is made or Stardust Quote 5 : Egypt Goddess is says "I have brought forth the sun" in the formal child.

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Dr Johanson has a bachelor’s degree in chemical process engineering and a Ph.D. in religion and metaphysics as well as a teacher and therapy degree in polarity therapy. He attended polarity therapy seminars conducted by Pierre Pannetier (the successor of Dr Randolph Stone, the founder of polarity therapy) both in Canada and Mexico in 1979. In India he studied ayurvedic medicine, herbalogy, Hindu astrology, reflexology and gemology. Besides studying Hindu astrology in New Delhi, India, with Sri Rama Krishna and Mr Sharma, (both professional astrologers), he studied “Stellar Predictive Astrology” which main theme is fixed stars and lunar based astrology. He does research in Hindu Vedic Sidereal Astrology and gives classes, lectures, seminars and private consultations as well as comments on business, national and world events. In 1979, he founded Astro Dynasty in Los Angeles and for the next several years he gave seminars, lectures and held courses all over USA. He has lectured at the National Health Federation (NHF), Whole Life Expo, SouthWestern Astrology Conference (SWAC), Philosophical Research Society (Manly P Hall Foundation) and other places. Dr Johanson has authored three books: “The Hindu Vedic Astrology Manual”, “The Instruction Book for the Hindu Vedic Astrology Computer Program” and


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“Data Entry on the Vedic Master.” Upon his return to Sweden in 1986, Anders founded Argon Navis Foundation, an organization with the objective of offering tuition either for career related or for personal development purposes in alternative therapies such as: Polarity and past-life therapy, Vedic astrology, tarot, numerology, ascension and other esoteric subjects. It was also a school for higher consciousness in Sweden and Anders gave seminars called “The Sirius Mystery” which deals with man’s development from Sirius, Vega and Lyra, and the Earth’s twelve dimensional rooms as well at the entrance to the 5th Dimension - higher consciousness for all. In July 2004 Dr Johanson opened Argon Navis in New Delhi and is now offering his services to you all in person. Dr Johanson has traveled in Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, England, Greece, China, Nepal and India, to discover the connection between the pyramids in all the ancient cultures and the stars, constellations and fixed stars. He has documented all on video films as well as CD ROMs to be reviewed or purchased from Argon Navis. This knowledge and information is presented in the Sirius seminars over a series of weekend seminars on a 2 year period every 3rd month - 8 of them separate workshops. He has given lectures and guided people all over the world. Dr Johanson also conducts tours-pilgrimages to these countries Later you are invited to join Dr Johanson to the 7 continents all over the world to find your connection to these sacred sites. He can also help you with nadi astrology and vastu

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designs for changing your home into a more harmonious place with total alignment with the universe and Vedic concepts. There will be a lecture each Wednesday in this hall at 7 pm during fall. Tonights lecture is about : “Lakshmi Devi” Dr Johanson will share his 25 years of research in China, Greece, Egypt, England, Mexico, Peru and India with you. The prime element in all mystery schools is inside man for self realization. Hollywood movie stars and celebrities who consulted Hindu astrologer Anders B JOHANSON PhD in USA los angeles –Beverly hills 1979-2003 Mr Ike Turner, Singer Mrs Tina Turner, Singer Mr Larry Hagman, Actor-Dallas Mrs Linda Grey, Actress Mrs Diana Ross, The Supremes–Singer Mr Charles Power, Actor Mr Farrah Fawcett, Actress Mrs Goldie Hawn, Actress Mr Sean D Morton, Actor–Writer–Speaker–Astrologer Mrs Marie Vega, TV Show–Actress–Manly P Hall Author– Philosophical Research Mrs Darlene Goth Newman, Actress Mrs Yvonne Ryding, Mrs Universe 1984 John Travolta, Actor Alan Carr, Director, Saturday Night Fever and Staff Siv Åberg, Miss Sweden 1980–Actress Tibetan Guru his Holiness Kalu Rinpoche Yogi, Bhajan


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and Group Staff Yogi Muktanand, Ganeshpuri India Yogi Guru at Iscon Los Angles and Staff Subramuni Swami at Saiva Siddhanta Church Hawaii-USA Alive Polarity, Staff and Guru Ryan Wilson Numerous Lectures–100s of performances on Stage in Radio and TV Shows between 1975-2003. National Health Federation Swac, South Western Astrology Conference. American Federation of Astrologiers. Norwegian and Scandinavian Conferences. Festival for Mind Body and Spirit London since 1977. New Age Fairs–The whole Life Expo–in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Miami, San Diego, Phoenix. Las Vegas. Golf Stars, Sports Stars. Political People in the USA and Canada and Europe. Royal Airs to thrones in Europe, Middle East and Far. East and Prince and Priencesses at European Courts. Investors and Financial Magnates in New York. At Wall Street–All these have received. Consultations and have Privacy Status are– Anyonymous. Since all Clients are Stars they don’t mind giving references in the USA. During Tours to Egypt, China, Sudan, India, Tibet, Nepal, Iran, Israel, Greece, Italy, SPA in France and Sweden, Switserland, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, England, USA, Hawaji, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Venezuela. He conducted, Workshops, Lectures, Seminars on the Sirius Mystery–Made TV-Radio-Interviews.

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The true human divine plan. Steps in the process of self-realization and uncovering the complete picture in the mandala of the soul’s many reincarnations on the way home. By Anders B Johanson


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HINDU VEDIC ASTROLOGY BY THE ORIGINAL ZODIAC JYOTISHACHARYA – VEDA SUTRAN,BRIGHU NANDI NADI, AGASTHIYA By Anders B Johanson author, lecture and computer programmer. Inter web page – www .premasagar.com Email : harimandir@premasagar.com Dr Johanson has a bachelor’s degree in chemical process engineering and a Ph.D. in religion and metaphysics as well as a teacher and therapy degree in polarity. In India he studied Ayurvedic medicine, herbalogy, Hindu astrology, reflexology and gemnology. Besides studying Hindu astrology AND VASTU SHASTRA AS WELL AS FENG SHUI (CHINA-SHANGHAI)in New Delhi, India, with Sri Rama Krishna and Mr Sharma, PROF PRATHAPAN AND BV RAMAN AND KN NAVRATHNA SRI LANKA (professional astrologers), he studied “Stellar Predictive Astrology” whose main theme is fixed stars and lunar based astrology. He does research in Hindu Vedic Siderial astrology and gives classes, lectures, seminars and private consultations as well as comments on business, national and world events. He has done research and teaching in computer programming of astrology in California since 1979. He has lectured at the National Health Food Federation (NHF), Whole Life Expo, South western Astrology Conference (SWAC) and other places since 1978. Fifteen Years of study and practice in Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, France, India, and the United States provides the bases of the unique viewpoint and perception he offers to those who which to balance their lives. He has the ability to understand people and guide them along decision – making path toward optimal health and personal and professional growth. Dr. Johanson has authored three books: “The Hindu Vedic Astrology Manual”, “The Instruction Book for the Hindu Vedic Astrology Computer Program”, and “Data Entry on the Vedic Master”.

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A general description of your yearly situation and a detailed examination of your personal cycles to reach a harmonious relationship of your personal and individual capacity and your destiny and life goals.

5. VAASTU SHASTARA READING

$ 50 $ 60 $ 70 $ 120

$ 100

HOME-APARTMENT-HOUSE, PROPER DAY, TIME, MOONSTAR, THE SCIENCE OF BUILDING A FOR THE SOUL. VAASTU PURUSH MANDAL

6. VAASTU READING FOR OFFICE

$250

FACTORY, TEMPLE OR ANY BUILDING RACHANA, NABHI, PRANA, NADIS, MAHA DWARA

7. FENG SHUI CONSULTATION

$200

COMPASS FOR PROPER DIRECTION, ZA BAI-THE LOU SHU–COMPAS 3 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS. EMPEROS FENG SHUI THE NINE STARS–THE NINE NUMBERS–THE TIBETAN AND CHINESSE ASTROLOGY ZODIAC-THE NINE STAR KEY IN YOUR LIFE–CYCLES–PERIODS AND HOME-HOUSES AND DWELLINGS. THE MAGIC SQUARE– YOUR KEY NR BASED ON YOUR DATE OF BIRTH. CHINESE HOME DESIGN–FOR FAMILY-PRIVATE $125 HOUSE–APT-OFFICE FACTORY–BUSINESS $250

8. LIFE READING

$ 100

You will get an interpretation of 16 horoscopes (only in Vedic astrology). Each horoscope stands for a specific area and will reveal the following to you: Mentality, character, Body type, family, education, children, partners, man/wife, parents, vehicles, spiritual and scientific ability, academic studies, status and profession. I will tell you about tendencies in past life projected into this life as profession, life goals and active personal and spiritual ambitions in order to teach self realization and planetary consciousness. I will compare your horoscope with the numerological sequences in your complete name (as stated on your birth certificate) and we will look into your life path among the different sephirots in the life tree of Tarot system. This consultation also includes a time cycle called DASA. I will tell you when you start/end being under a planet’s specific influence and what means in your daily life. A total of 120 years. You can put any questions you like pertaining to the reading.

9. ROYAL LIFE READING

$ 200

This deeper life interpretation includes 25 charts as well as spiritual horoscopes, charts showing your strength or weaknesses, good or bad influences, specific happenings that should be marked. You will get a 10 year detailed analysis with yearly documented reports and a compatibility between astrology and numerology, where I will mark all life paths from your birth to the end of this incarnation. This time cycle called DASA is also included.

10. SPIRITUAL ASTROLOGY & ESOTERIC NAME ANALYSIS

$ 100

I will tell you about your vibrations in your mental, astral and physical body, the meaning of your present incarnation, what you achieved in past life, destiny, harmony, profession, status, unsettled weaknesses, present problems and challenges. A detailed


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program of the numerological system in the Holy Triangle according to Pythagoras. Compatibility between your dharma, karma, progression, life as well as destiny number in relation to the sun, the moon and ascendant in your horoscope.

11. TAROT READING (KABALISTIC)

$ 250

I will compare and explain the life paths from your birth to the end of this incarnation in relation to the numerological sequences in relation to the numerological sequences in your birth name (as per your birth certificate and the natal chart’s cardinal points and the etheric body’s astrological constitution. We compare colors in the chakras and talk about the use of stones, metals and colors.

12. REINCARNATION READING OF YOUR LAST LIFE

$ 100

You will get a thorough interpretation of 16 horoscopes (please see 5a Life Reading) and willl examine your last life as to status, profession, country, sex as well as other interesting occurrences and details together with conscious and what kind of signification this has had on your present incarnation.

13. REINCARNATION READING OF SEVERAL LIVES

$ 300

You will get a deep interpretation of 16 horoscopes (please see 5a Life Reading) and I wIll examine 2 - 3 past lives as regards status, profession, country, sex, what you achieved and your spiritual life before your reincarnation on Earth. We will go through ego, personality, individuality, monad relationships and the archetype.

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ADVICE ON HEALTH 20. DIET PROGRAM, EASY STRETCHING POSTURES INCLUDING A CONSULTATION ON METALS AND STONES $ 90 You will get personal consultation about food, and diet and Easy Stretching Program as well as advice on how, where and what metals, stones, herbs colors and cellsalts that are good for you, that will help you to get health, vitality, beauty and success.

21. HERB, COLOR, STONE AND METAL CONSULTATION

$ 80

22. HEALTH EDUCATION - POLARITY THERAPY

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$ 50

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$ 200

23. CHILD BIRTH AND FAMILY PLANNING

$ 90

We will plan the season, date and the Zodiac Sign. According to both parents horoscope. THE NATURE OF INDIVIDUALS.

24. FAMILY PLANNING

$ 150

An astrological family compatibility between all individuals and suitable members. The relationship between the Seven Rays and Seven Chakras. We will also look into the pattern as to race, religion, country, development, obstacles and problems.

25. BUSINESS COMPATIBILITY/INVESTMENTS

$ 100

This interpretation is based on 6 horoscopes. You will know your chances of success with your partner, weaknesses and strength. How to make it stronger. Time planning according to cycles.

NUMEROLOGY - KABALA - TREE OF LIFE An analysis of your name as per your birth certificate according to the Pythagora system. 25 documented pages. 14. 1 year

$ 80

15. 2 year

$ 160

26. DETAILED BUSINESS COMPATIBILITY/INVESTMENTS

$ 100

This interpretation is based on 12 horoscopes. You will get a complete reading about your chances or a successful business relation. Problem solving, models, time schedules in detail for multi activities. Investments and organizations.

27. MARRIAGE COMPATIBILITY

$ 100

16. 3 year

$ 240

17. 5 year

$ 300

Based on 6 horoscopes. Your horoscopes will be compared with your partner’s and you will know your chances for a happy marriage, if the relationship will be long or short, children, responsibility, duties, obstacles in life and success.

18. Whole life

$ 400

28. ROYAL MARRIAGE COMPATIBILITY

19. NEW NAME OR NAME CHANGE 19a Business

$ 130

19b Friendship

$ 100

19c Marriage

$ 200

$ 200

Based on 12 horoscopes. You will get a complete study of the relationship between you and your partner, if your marriage will be happy or not, long or short, spirit, soul, mind body interpretation, past lives and dharma.

29. REGRESSION THERAPY

$ 100

You will be taken back into a past life, that has had an important meaning on this life. We will examine partners and people around you, your talents, successes as well as problems or you can yourself tell me what you want to know.


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