Ch. 1. Rāśi Vibhaga
There flourishes the divine Sūrya, the lord of the day, who is the sole cause andthe soul of the Universe, who illumines all the worlds, and who daily bringsCreation, Destruction and Protection.The time measured from a second (required for winking the eye once) up to a year and the duration of each (zodiacal) Rāśi have been explained along withastronomical calculations and characteristics of the Grahas.In the section of Horoscopy the various Dasha divisions have been dealt with. Butthose with lesser understanding capacity need more scientific explanation, as theycannot grasp all (from Brihat Jataka).Notes. This implies, that the present work has simplified explanations based onBrihat Jataka. Further additions are made by the author so an average student cangrasp more.In order, that the effects, which were declared by the old masters, who were able topredict the future accurately, are clarified lucidly, I shall state the gist of the oceanof Horary Science.The names of the twelve Rāśis are Mesh, Vrishabh, Mithun, Kark, Simh, Kanya,Tula, Vrischik, Dhanu, Makar, Kumbh and Meen in their order.The Rāśi Kanya is described, as a virgin seated in a boat with fire and corn in her hands. Tula is represented by a man holding scales (balance), while Meenresembles a pair of fish. The Rāśi Makar is a deer-faced crocodile, while Dhanulooks like a man holding a bow and having a hip, like that of a horse. The RāśisMesh, Vrishabh, Simh, Kark and Vrischik, respectively, have the forms of a ram,ox, lion, crab and scorpion, true to their (Sanskrit) names. Mithun is imagined tobe a combination of a male and a female (a couple) holding a staff and lute,respectively.Vrischik, Meen, Makar and Kark are watery Rāśis. Tula, Kumbh, Vrishabh andKanya are water resorter Rāśis. Remaining Rāśis are land resorters. Simh’s abodeis mountain’s caves. The habitations for Mesh, Tula, Mithun and Dhanu are in their order plateau, city, village and warfield.The Rāśis Kark, Vrischik and Meen are reptile Rāśis, especially Vrischik, thescorpion Rāśi. Quadruped Rāśis are the second half of Dhanu, the first half of Makar, the whole portions of Mesh, Vrishabh and Simh. Biped, or human Rāśisare Kumbh, Mithun, Tula, Kanya and the first 15 degrees of Dhanu.The biped Rāśis are strong, when they house Lagn. Similarly strong are thequadruped Rāśis holding Karm Bhava, the reptile Rāśis having Yuvati and thewatery Rāśis, if resided by Bandhu.
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