Shodashvarga/ Divisional Charts Judgement Rules
In the last post I talked about the book “New Techniques of Prediction” by ShriSheshadri Iyer. In that book he has proposed some fundamental rules for judging divisional charts. I have not used all these rules and not tested all of them. In fact, I am no expert in using Divisional Charts. I personally prefermixing Krishnamurthy Paddhati with classical astrology for judgment.Nevertheless, I tried quite a few of them and found to be very useful inpredictive astrology. Here are those rules –1. The most important and necessary condition for a planet to givebeneficial effect of the D chart is its relative good position from the lagna of thatD-chart irrespective of other factors such as being in inimical or debilitated signor aspect or conjunction with other planets. Thus under this theory primaryfactor is its position from D-lagna. If the planet be in places other than 3,6,8,and 12 (Dusthanas) it gives good results, its magnitude depending on otherfactors. But if they are in Dustnanas they always give bad results whatever theirother results be. But there are some exceptions to this:a)Kuja even in 6th in all D charts does good for he aspects lagna from 6th.b)Budha even in 8th in D-4 only gives good. Note the general theory of Budhabeing in 8 as being exceptionally lucky. It is only here and not in other D charts.c)Shani though in 8 does not kill, is the general say. This holds good only in D-8chart when Shani is in D-8 lagna and not elsewhere. Thus the above 3exceptions have to be remembered.2. Consider both the Rasi chart (D-1) and the divisional chart to weigh aneffect. As stated above, position in D chart surpasses that in D-1 chart. Eventhough a planet is in bad bhava in D-1, he gives good effects of a D chart if heis there in good position from D lagna. Likewise however powerfully andfavorably a planet is situated in D-1, if he is in Dustana in the D chart he givesbad effects of that D-chart.3. Having concluded the good or bad effects as per Rules 1 and 2 abovethe magnitude of the effect has to be judged from both D-1 and D-charts asfollows:a.If the planet has any kind of Shadbalas [Temporal (Kalaja), Motional (chesta),exaltation (uccha), Directional (Digbala), Declinatory (Ayanabala), or positional(Sthanabala)] in D-chart and favourably situated from its Lagna it gives goodeffects of a higher magnitude, the more the quantum the more thesimultaneous varied strengths. If in addition to this the planet is also powerfullysituated in D-1 also excellent results of a superior degree happen.b.Even a mere ordinary good position in D-chart coupled with strong position inD-1 (though in Dustana in D-1) gives effects of a higher order.