those of the even signs. The last part of Cancer, Scorpio andPisces goes under the name of Rikshasandhi (junction of tworasis or constellations).
Kriya, Thavuri, Jitheema, Kulira, Laya, Pathona, Juka,Kowrpi, Thaukshika, Akokero, Hridroga and Anthya are namesfor Mesha, Vrishabha, Mithuna, Kataka, Simha, Kanya, Thula,Vrischika, Dhanus, Makara, Kumbha and Meena respectively.
If a planet is in its Drekkana, Hora, Navamsa, Trimsamsa,Dwadasamsa and Rasi, it is said to be in its Varga.
Vrishabha, Mesha, Dhanus, Kataka, Mithuna and Makara areRatribala Rasis or signs powerful during night. With theexception of Mithuna these same rasis are calledPrustodayas, The other rasis, viz., Simha, Kanya, Thula,Kumbha and Vrischika are called Dinabala Rasis. These withMithuna are called Sirshodayas. Meena is calledOobhayodaya.
The signs are cruel and beneficial regularly, they are alsomasculine and feminine, the same are also movable, fixedand common; the lords of the cardinal points are the lords ofthe triangular houses from Mesha, Vrishabha, Mithuna andKataka. In odd signs, the first hora is governed by Ravi andthe second hora by Chandra and the reverse holds good inthe even signs. The lords of the Drekkanas are the lords ofthe 1
in a rasi.
Some writers on astrology say that the first hora is governedby the lord of that house while the second hora is governedby the lord of the eleventh from that house. They furthersay that the lords of the Drekkanas are: (1) the lord of thefirst, (2) the lord of the 12
, and (3) the lord of the eleventhhouses respectively.
Aries, Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, Cancer, Pisces and Libra aresigns of exaltation for the Sun, etc., respectively. The 10
degrees of the above signs aredeep exaltations for the Sun, etc., respectively. The seventhfrom these are the signs and degrees of debilitations forthose planets.
The first navamsa of movable, the middle navamsa of thefixed and the last navamsa of the double-bodied signs aretechnically called Vargottama, Leo, Taurus, Aries, Virgo,Sagittarius, Libra and Aquarius are Moolathrikonas for theSun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturnrespectively.
The twelve houses from lagna have been given the followingnames: (1) Thanu, (2) Kutumba, (3) Sahotha, (4) Bandhu. (5)Putra, (6) Ari, (7) Patni, (8) Marana, (9) Shubha, (10) Aspada,(11) Aaya, and (12) Ripha. The Oopachayas are the 3
houses from lagna, while the rest areApachayas. Some say that these should not be taken aspermanent.
Kalya, Swa, Vikrama, Griha, Pratibha, Kshata, Chitthotha,