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My interestin Jaimini was aroused over 20 years ago yet a college student by a Kerala Brahmin whcn I was astrologer who wagpractisingnear my residence. What struck me most was his admirable analysis of tbe fourth housein my horoscope, according to Jaimini, supported by eloquentquotationsfrom thc SUTRAS. He gave me to understandthen that the 3rd and 4th Adhyayas had beenlost and that they were not to bc found either in print or in manuscriptform anywhere. By about 1936an advocate friend of mine prescnted me with a copy of Jeimini Sutrasin Kannada script which also contained the original sutras of the 3rd and 4th Adbyayas. Tbe Kerala astrologerwas kind enough to interpret the 3rd and 4th Adbyayasfor 4y benefitand I am gratefulto him for this belp. Subsequently shiftedhis officeand I lost he touch with him. Sincethen my interestin Jaimini began to grow and I gathered valuable information tbrough my discussions with Panditswbo usedto visit my grandfather late Prof. B. Suryanarain Rao. I havewith me a number of versionsof Jaimini in Devanagari, Kannadaand Telugu scripts-most of them containingNeelakanta's commentaries. And the present work which I have the pleasure to place before the public is mainty based upon my "STUDIES" educated done during the last fifteen years. Owing probably to the dearthof books dealingclearlywith the principles,and of


scholarswho have specialised this particular branch of in astrological knowledge, Jaimini'smctbodshave not been popular. Consequently is not possibleto say with what it degreeof success principlesgivenby Jaimini could be the appliedto practical horoscopes. But there is no doubt whatsoever that when once the tecbnique prediction as of given by Jaimini has been clearly grasped, considerable rccuracy could be aimedat. In these.STUDIES I have merely endeavoured to make availablein compactand simple form the lcading facts or concepts Jaimini'sprinciples. Certainaspects of of Jalmini such as Dasas, Ayurdaya, etc., whichhave hitherto remained obscure,have been dealt with exbaustively and their slgnificance shown. I do not ctaim originality. But I claim to be the first in India to have given an expositionof Jaimini in English with suitable illustrations. It shouldbe pointcd out in conclusion tbat if this work were to stimulatea more detailedstudy of Jaimini, my labourswill have beenamply rewarded.

Bangalore, Yijayadasami, 20th October, 1950.


Preface to the Fifth Edition

It is with great pleasure that I present herewith the fifth editionof my stuotes IN JAIMINI ASTROLOGY. The fourth edition went out of print a coupleof yearsago and the bringingout of tbe fifrh edition had to be dehyed due to my other preoccupations. This edition has beenrevisedand typographical and othererrorsbavebceneliminated. Jaimini has certain specialfeatures especiallybearing on longevity and Dasa interpretation furnistring fresh materialfor the research-minded. The informationgiven in this book has beenbased on all the four chaptersof the SUTRAS aod has becn tested by me on several horoscopes. In fact as early as 1944, even before I brought out the first edition,I had made predictions based on Jaimini on the horoscopes Hitler and Mussoliniwhich were of remarkably fulfilled. I am thankful to Mr. G. K. Ananthram for having brought out this edition attractively. I hope that astrological savantswill welcomcthis new edition as they have welcomed my other books. all

Bangalore 29-l t-1986


ARTICLE Chapterl-Preliminary Observrtions Jaiminiand Parasari Differences Jaimini'sAbstruseness StandardHoroscope

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Chepter II-The EssentialsExphined 5. The Karakas 6. Natural Karakas 7. Karakasin Jaimini 8. Atmakaraka 9. Amatyakaraka 10. Bhratrukaraka I l. Matrukaraka 12. Putrakaraka 13. Gnathikaraka 14. Darakaraka 15. Detcrmination Karakas of 16. Exceptions 17. Minor Karakas 18. Different Kinds of Lagna 19. Arudha Lagna 20. Hora Lagna 21. Bhava Lagna 22. Varnada Lagna

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Varnadasfor Other Rasis Ghatika Lagna Nisbekaor Adbana Lagna Parasara's Method Samarsingh's Method Unsatisfactory Nature of ExistingMethods Pranapada Method of Finding Pranapada D w a r aR a s i Bahya Rasi Paka and BhogaRasis : Gulika Brahma Exceptions Selection Brahma of Maheswara Rudra Chapterlll-Aspects and Argalas Reckoningof Aspects Aspects Jaimini in Rangeof Aspect Argalas Formation of Argala Benefic Argalas MaleficArgalas Counteraction Argalas of Significance Argalas of Argala Chakra Argala Chart in the StandardHoroscope

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ARTICLE ChapterIV--Planetaty and Rnsl Strdngtbs Sources Strength of Sources Rasi Srength of AtmakarakaSttength AssociationStrength Location br AspectSffetrgth Strengthdue to Lord Strength Odd Rasis of AtmakarakaDisposition rength St Sources Planetary of Strength Amsa Bala Moolathrikona Bala Numerical Measure Rasi Strength of The Lord's Strength Bala Moolatbrikona Amsa Bala KendraBala Chara Bala Druk Bala SthiraBala Total Rasi Strength Special Strength Exceptions ChapterV-Dasas and Bhoktls Kinds of Dasas Choiceof Dasa Chara Dasa Rasis Visbamapada Rasis Samapada The Order of Dasas Dasa Period

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ARTICLE 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. Chapter-V (Contd.) FurrherVariations DasaDuration of Variations due to Dual Lordship Conjunction Dual Lordsin Own Rasi of h{ars-Ketu Conjunction Other Signs in Saturn-Rahu Conjunction Other Signs in One Lord in Own Rasi and the Other Lord in a Different Rasi Dual Lords in Different Rasis Bhuktisin Chara Dasa Durationof Sub-periods SthiraDasa DasaPeriods Calculation SthiraDasa of ThrikonaDasa Spanof ThrikonaDasa Sub-periods Thrikona Dasa in Varnada asa D BrabmaDasa YogardhaDasa NiryanaSulaDasa NiryanaPhalaSula Dasa Other Dasas

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ChapterVI -Determinationof Longevity l 0 l . G e n e r aO b s e r v a t i o n s l 102, Jaimini'sMethods 103, Termsof Longevity 104. MethodOne 105. Alpayu 106. Ir{adhyayu 107. Purnayu 108. Reconciling Contradictory Results

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xi ARTICLE 109. I10. ll l. ll2. I13. I14. ll5. I16. ll7. ll8. I19. 120. l2l. 122. 123. Chapter-VI (Contd.) Calculationof Exact Longevity Summary MethodTwo MethodThree Observations KakshaVriddhi Conditions KakshaVriddhi fcrr Kaksha Hrasa Conditions KakshaHrasa for Rasi Vriddhi Rasi Hrasa Remarks The N{ainPeriods Death of The Sub-period Death of Certain Exceptions

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ChapterVII-Judgment of Horoscope 124. Preliminary Remarks 125. Karakamsa 126. PhysicalAppearance 127. Character and Mind 128. FinancialProspects 129. Health and Disease 130. EducationalProspects l3l. Parents 132. Brothersand Sisters 133. Marriage 134. Combinations Applicable Women to l3 5. Children 136. Profession 137. Sourceof Death 138. Natureof Death

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Chapter-VII (Contd.) 139. Yogasin Jaimini 140. Raja Yogas l4l. ArishtaYogas yogae 142. Miscellaneous ChapterVIIl-Timing Events 143. GeneralRemarks 114. Nature of Results 145. Father'sDeatb 146. Mother'sDcath 147. Nativc's Own Death 148. Deathof Wife 149. Deatbof Other Relatives ChapterlX-Summary I J0. GeneralObservations l5l. Karakas 152. DifferentKinds of Lagnas 153. Aspects and Argalas 134. Rasi Strengths 155. Dasasand Bhukris 156. Longevity 157. Periodof Death 158. Judging Horoscope a 159. TimingEvents 160. Yogas An Index of TechnicalTerms


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Preliminary Observations
1. Jaimini antl Parasari The Jaimini systemof Astrology upon which these Studiesare based marks a definitc departure from the canonsof Parasari, or the gcncral system of Astrology now in voguethroughoutIndia. It cannot bc maintained boweverthat Jaimini and Parasariarc at completevariance from each other or they are two distinct systems. On the contrary, it seems rcasonableto suppose, that Jaimini is merely an offshoot oi the generalschemeofthcastropropoundedby Parasara, in the works logicalscience for of Parasaraand Vriddbayavana, frequent refcrences are to bc found to the specific and distinct mcthorlology in cmployedby Jaimini. For instance, Adhyaya l, Pada 1, Sutra 5, Jaimini saysthat planetsin the 4th, 2nd and llth from an aspectingbody cause Argalas. Parasara simply confirnrsthis in his I/cra Sastra. Similarly in the matter of counteractionof Argalas, determinationof Karakas, Arudha Lagna,results of Karakamsa, determinationof longevity, etc.,it looks as though Parasaraand Vriddhayavana confirm Jaimini. This might tempt one to conclude that Parasara and Vriddhayavana must probably havc beenlater writers. Sucha conclusion vlouldbe unwarranted progenitor of Vyasa, could because Parasara, beingthe not have lived after Jaimini. The sourceof all astrological knowledgeiu India is undoubtcdly Parasara. Jaimini must

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havepickedup certainaspects ofParasari and given them a new orientationconsistent with his own genius, and thus developedalmost a new system which did not become popular with the majority of the astrological savantE because the fact, the principleswere presentedin the of shapeof Sutras.or aphorismswhich are alwayscapable of a variety of interpretations. Subsequently, savants like Neelakanthaand Premanidhi have tried to elu'cidate or explaintheseSutras by way of valuable commentaries, thus facilitatingtheir easycomprehension the rank and by file of scholars. Thc Jaimini systemhas its own distinctive features. The introduction of Karakas, the peculiar methods of determination longevity,the simplicitywith which the of strengthof planetsis reckoned, apparently the complicated processes involvedin the working of the various types of Dasas,the empharislaid on the conceptionhoroscope,the distinctionattacbedto Arudha Lagnaand tbe great importance given to the Karakamsa, and its bearingon the determination one's livelihood,investthe wholc system of with a certainamount of uniqueness originality, that and it is no wonderit cameto bc looked upon as a separate branch of astrologicalknowledge, though the Jaimini system doubtless part and parcelof Parasari. is a 2, Differences We can seequite a number of so-called 'differences' Parasari between and Jaimini. In the first place,Rasisin or Jaimini are synonymous with Bhavas Houses, while in Parasari, signs(Rasis)and Houses the distinctionbetween upon (Bhavas) is rvell marked. Aspects are not based mutual distanccs planets. The Karakas are constants of in Parasariwhile in Jaimini they are variable. The Shadbala strengthsconsideredin Parasari involve elaborate

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with cumbersome calculations whilc Jaimini dispenses calculations and suggestssimple rules for evaluating planetarystrengths. ln the determination of Ayurdaya (longevity),in the description of various Ypgas, in thc mode of reckoning and interpretation of Dasasand in fact in almost every respect,fresh and entirely novel ground has beencovered the Mabarshi. lt looks as though by somekind of special ability is requiredon tbe part of one who wantsto understand Jaimini correctly. 3. Jaimini's Abstrusencss The Sageis often abstrusein someof his observations. For instance,refercnce made to a number of Dasas. is Undcr what specific conditions, the different Dasasare to bc cmployed? The readeris left to guess himself. And for in as far as I could see,no clue is given anywbere all the fouiAdhyayasoftheSutras. Iam not unaware of the suggestions be found here and tbere (vide for example to A. 2, P. 4, Su. l) that for knowing the resultsof a particular Bhava, a certain type of Dasa is to be preferred. But tbe instructionsdo not appearto be clear. There bave becnattemptson thc part of somerecent writers to unstrain the Sutraswith a view to discovering necessarily the clue. But I am afraid such an approachis not the right one. My discussions with a number of scholars and a perusalof theextant literatureon this particular branch of astrologylead me to the conclusiontbat the Sagegenerally favours Charadasa (Art. 75 et. seq.) not only for determining longevity but also for predicting important eventsto happenduring the life of a person. It is for readcrsto decidefor themselvcsthe Dasa which would give the most satisfactory results in actual practice. WhereverI havefound a certain siltra tough, vague or capableof a two-fold interpretation(probablybecauseof

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my own incapacity or inabirity to understand tbc truc import sf the sutra properly) I havcinvariably had recoursc to the explanations of parasara or Vridih"ya""oa or collateralIiteraturedearingwitb the techniqucor l"i.iJ As the name of the book implies, these .srzdres are intendedto bring to the attentionof the educated public,a cummaryof the principlesof Jaimini,as understood by.". In Adhyaya III, pada 2, the Sagehas given a number ^ of combinations bearing upon the different Bhavas but applicablcto Adbana Lagna, but in these Srzdres I havc suggested tbeir application to the birth horoscope,becau8c, in almost all classical works, whenever prasnaLago" o, a Adhana Lagnais menfioned,Janpa Lagna is invaiiably implied. 4. StandardHoroscope For purposes illustratingthe mathematical aspect of of Jaimini Astrology, I proposeto consider the nativity of a personborn on l2-2-lgS6A.D. at l2_2t p.m. ro.r"r_ ponding to Gh. l4-3O after sunrise, Long. g4" E; Lat. l8u N. The following are the planetary longitudes a4d the Rasi and NavarusaDiagrams. Planet Rasi Degree Minute Ravi Kumbha I l2 Chandra lvlesha lg 29 Kuja Thula 0 53 Budha g Kumbha 27 Guru Kumbha 2l 38 Sukra Dhanus 20 33 Sani Mithuna 3 20 Rahu Mesha 6 9 Kctu Thula 6 9 Lagna Vrishabha 9 13


handra I Lagna oapada I Ravi


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Hora Lagnu Kuja Ketu

Ravi Sui Sukra Kuja


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5. The Karrkas Each planet ie supposed be the Karaka or indicator to of ccrtain cvcnts in lifc. The functions of a Karaka rrc similar to thoseof thc Bhava or house. Karakas play an important part in horoscopeanalysis, 6. Netoral Karakas According to Parasari, thc Karaka plancts are all constant irrespectivcof their horoscopic positions. The following are the main Karakas :Planet Karaka Ravi or the Sun Father Chandraor the Moon Mothcr Kuja or Mars Brothers Profession Budha or Mercury Guru or Jupitcr Children Wife or husband Sukraor Venus Longevity Sanior Saturn Maternal Relations Rahu or Caput Paternal Relations Ketu or Cauda Karakas become important factors especially in measuringGocharaor transit results.Even when a certain Bhava is weak, the event signifiedby the Bhava could be raid to prosper provided the appropriateKaraka is strong.

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7, Karakas In Jaiminl of Karakasaccordingto thc scheme Jaimini vary with regard to cach horoscopc. This feature is of great significance. Any ptanet can acquire any karakatwa or lordehip, as the basis for determining the karaka is merely thc lonlitude of a planet reckonedfrom tbe beginning of the 'f,here are 7 main karakasin Jaimini, uiz', sign concerned. (l) Atma, 12)Amatya, (3) Bhratru, (4) Matru' (5) Putra, (6) Gnathi and (7) Dara. 8. Atmakaraka The chief or prime-lord or indicator is all important. The planet havingthe highestlongitude in a sign becomes of the Atmakaraka. The strengthor weakness the Atmato karaka seems reflect the general strength or weakness so of the entire horoscope, that tbe position of the Atma' is very important. The natural Atmakarakais karaka Ravi or the Sun. ,however g. Amatyakaraha The next in importanceis the Amatyakaraka.Devoid of the signs,the planet who getsthe next greatestnumber becomesthe Amatyakaraka or the sublord. of degrees There is no naisargika(natural or permanent)Amatyakaraka but wc may assume Budha or Mercury to be as such. 10. Bhratrukaraka Tbe planet whoselongitudcis next to that of Amatya' the karaka becomes lord of brothers. All eventspertain' ing to brothers and sistershave to be read frotn Bhratru' karaka. Kuja or Mars is the naisargikakaraka for brothers.

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Matrukaraka The lord of mother is the planet that gets thc next highest number of degrees in a sign. Chandra or the Moon is howevcrthe natural karaka of mothcr. I1. 12. Putrakaroka Thc lord of children is the planet that gets the next largest number of degrcesdevoid of the signs. The natural or naisargikaindicator of this horoscopic function is Guru or Jupiter. Gnathikaraka The planet whoselongitude is lessthan that of putrakaraka becomes lord of rclations. The natural karaka the or indicator for Gnathis or cousins and relations is Kuja or Mars. 14. Dareharaka The lord of wife (or busband)is the one whoselongitude is lcast. Thc natural Dara or Kalatrakarakais Sukra or Venug. 15. Determlnstion of Karakas Summarising above,convert the longitudes the the of 7 planetsinto signs,degrees, minutesand scconds. Rejcct thc signs and considering the degrees,minutes, etc., tabulatethe positions of plaoctsin the descendingorder of their numberof degrees. The planet whose longitude is the highcstbecomcsthc Atmakarska. The rcst follow according to the above order. It will be seen that thc order of Karakas is cxactly similar to thc order of Bhavas from the firrt to seven cxcept that whilc the second Karaka is styled Amatya, the gecond Bhava rcfers to finande or Dhana. t3.


t6. Exceptions There are certain exceptions to tbe general rule two or rrtore governingKaraka determination.Somctimes of planetsmay occupy the samedegree longitude, so that they may have to sharethe samelordship. A contingency likc this rarely occursbut it cannot bc entirelyrulcd out. Under such an exceptional circumstance,when trvo or three planetshave to sharethc samelordship, a few lordshipsbecome vacant and these have to be fillcd up by Rahu and the other natural Karakas. SupposingRavi is the Bhratrukaraka and Chandra and Kuja have the same longitude. Then all the three planets become Bhratrukarakas.This meanstbat the Karakatwas,which Chandra and Kuja should have got, fall vacant. If in the above instance, Matru and Putrakarakasbecome vacant on accountof Chandraand Kuja sharing Ravi's functions, Matrukaraka and Guru, the natural then Rahu becomes lord of children, becomesthe Putrakaraka. Such a hardly occurs. Rahu could be a candidate development for a lordshiponly when two or more planets haveequal longitudcs. Otherwise he is not cligiblc. Tbe 2nd part in of the Sutra (Saptanamashtanamva) which Jaimini defineskaraka determination means "scvcn planets from Sun to Saturn or eight planets from' Sun to Rahu". this part of the havedifferentlyinterpretcd Commcntators Sutra. Accordingto some,therc are 8 karakas(including of Pitrukarakawhich has been omitted in some versions Jaimini) in which casethe Sun to Rahu becomeAtma and other karakas according to their longitude (Rahu's longitude beini!measured from thc last part of the sign)whilc according to others thcre arc only sevenkarakas-Sun to Saturn Pitrukaraka omitted; and Rahu supplies thc gap formed when two or more planetshold the samclongitude. Thc latter vicw appearEmorc rcasonable as it bas the


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support of Parasara.' Rahu can be taken as the 8th planct only when two or more planets have the same longitude. Example I Determine the Karakas in the Standard Horoscope. Tabulatingthe positionsof planets according to thc we order of their degrees, have :descending Degree Minute Rasi Planet 38 21 ... Kumbh" (*) Guru or Jupiter 20 33 Dhanus (t ) Sukra or Venus 29 l8 Mesha (T ) Chandraor Moon I 27 Kumbha (-) Budha or MercurY ... (T 6 9 Mesha Rahu or Caput ) 69 Thula (^) Ketu or Cauda 320 Mithuna (X ) Sani or Saturn t12 Kumbha (*) Ravi or Sun 053 Thula (^ ) Kuja or Mars SinceJupiter has the highest longitude, he becomes thc Atmakaraka. The next highcstis secured by Venus Amatyakaraka. The other planetssimilarly who becomes get considered the following functions:Lord Karaka Atmakaraka Amatyakaraka Bhratrukaraka Matrukaraka . Guru Sukra Chandra Budha (4) (e ) () ) (U )

Ravyadi Sani Paryanta bhavanti saptakarakaha : Amsaih mmyam grahaih dwou cha Rabum taDgunayodwijaba.

DifrcrcotLagnas Karaka Purakaraka Gnathikaraka Darakaraka Sani Ravi Kuja


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17. Minor Karakar The following allocation of some minor Karakas' would be helpful in by suggested Jaimini's commentators, correctly. (l) Mars-Sisters, younger priOi"ting " Lrothers, step-motherand brothers'in'law' (2')Mercuryuncles, maternal aunts' (3) Jupiter-Paternal Maternal grandfather and grandmother. (4) Yenus-Wife's parents' maternalgrandParents. 18. Different Kinds of Lagnas For making predictions, referenceis made to difrerent kinds of Ascendants. They are :-(l) Arudha Lagna' (2) Bhava Lagna, (3; Hora Lagna, (4) Varnada Lagna' (5) Ghatika Lagna and (6) Nishekr Lagna' 19. Arudha Lagna Count as many signs from birth lord as the lord is removedfrom the Ascendant' This will give Arudha or Aquarius or Kumbha is the Lagna PadaLagna. Suppose and the trd is in Taurus, the 4th from Lagna' Then the 4th from Taurus,viz.' Simha would be the Arudha Lagna' Example 2 Determine the Arudha Lagna tn the Standard Horoscope. Ltina is Taurus. Lord of Lagna Venus is in Sagitta' rius, 8th from Lagna. Therefore thc 8th from Sagittarius' viz., Canceris the Arudha Lagna.


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20. Hora Lagna Divide the time of birth in gbatis (from sunrise)by 2.5. The quotient plus one counted from the Sun or Lagna according as the Janma Lagna is odd or even, rcprcsentsthe Hora Lagna. The remainder reduced to givesthe exactlongitudeof Hora Lagna. degrees Example 3 Find out the Hora l-agna in the Standatd Horoscopc. Lagnais Taurus-an evensign. Timc of birth is 14.5ghatisafter sunrise. ger 5 as +*we quotient and 0.8 as remainder. SinceLagnais even,the 6th (5+l) from Lagna, vlz., Thufa becomesthe Hora Lagna. The remainder, viz., 0.8 m'ultipliedby 30 gives24". .'.Hora Lagna= Thula 24o. Dividing the birth time by ,.t,

* Tbe methods suggestcdfor calculating Hora Lagna, Bhava Lagna, etc., appcar to be mathematicallyunsound unless the exact longitude of the Lagna is not desired. For Hora Lagrra, each hora or 2.5 ghatis beiog equal to I sign or 30c, cacb ghati would bc equivalent to l2'. Mathcmatically, Birth Ghatis (rfter sunrisc) into 12, counted from the (exact longitude of) Sun or tbat of Lagna according as Lagna is odd oreven should give the Hora Lagna. In Expmpte 3, thc Hora Lagna would bc 14.5 x12- l74o.Oaway from thc Birth Lagna. Hence mathcmatically the exact positioo of Hora Lagna would be 430 9' +1740 -217" 9'= Scorpio 7o 9'. Actually, howcver, as we are asked to count from the sign ofLagna(i.e.,from thc lst degrecofthe Lagoa Rasi), we get 30 + l?4 - 204" - Thule 24o.

Finding Varnada Lagna


21. Bhava Lagnar This is the sign arrived at by counting n + I places from the Sun or Janma Lagna accordingas tbe Janma Lagnais odd or even. z is an integral quotientarrivedat by dividing thc birth ghatisby 5" The remainder reduced givestbe exactlongitudeof BhavaLagna. to degrees Example 4 Find the Bhava Lagna in the Standard Horoscope. Janma Lagna is Taurus, an evcn sign. Birth Ghatis= 14.5. !. n= :i -2.9=Quotient=2 ; Remainder=0..9 '.' Janma Lagna is an even sign, Bhava Lagna is the 3rd (r + l) from Janma Lagna, viz., Cancer. Multiplying the remainderby 30, we get 27o as the exact longitudeof Bhava Lagna. ; Bhava Lagna= Cancet27o. 22. Varnada Lagna If the JanmaLagna is an odd sign, count clockwise from Meshato JanmaLagna. If the JanmaLagnais even, count anti-clockwise from Pisces Janna Lagna. Call to this a. Similarly accordingas Hora Lagna is odd or even, count from Mesha (clockwise; or Meena(anti-clockwise; to Hora Lagna. Call this D. If both Janma and Hora Lagnasare odd or both evcnn then takethesumsf o rndb, Ifone is odd and the other is cven, take the difference
TMoth"*atically Bhava Legna ir obtained by acding birth ghatis from sunrise x 6, to longitude of Lagna or the Sun according as the Lagrra is odd cr even. In the Standard Horoscopc, birth gbatis x 6 - 87o. This addcd to +3" 9' (longitudc of Lagna) Fives 130" 9' --Leo I0o 9' as Bbava Lagoa. Actually, horvever, 87ois added to the lst degrceof Lagna : 130+87) .:ll7 -Catcer 27o. 14{


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a between. and,b,call this c. Expungemultiplesof 12 and VarnadaLagna is the Rasi arrived at by counting c from Mesha (direct) or Meena (reverse)according as the Janma Lagna is odd or even. Example 5 Determine the Varnada Lagna in the Standard Horoscope. JanmaLagna is Taurus-an evensign. Hora Lagna is Libra-an.odd sign. to order from Pisces .'. a=ll (counting in the reverse JanmaLagna). !=7 (countingin the direct order from Nfesbato Hora Lagna). '.'JanmaLagna is evenand Hora Lagna is odd a-b=c (after expungingmultiplesof 12) multiplesof l2) ll -7 =4 (after expunging As JanmaLagna is an evensign, the 4th from Pisces, order, viz., Dhanus is tbe Varnada countedin the reverse Lagna. 23. Varnadasfor other Rasis Just as we calculated Varnada for Lagna, we can Varnadasfor all the other ll Bhavasby treating calculate appropriateRasi as Lagna. If Varnada for 2nd Rasi the is required, then treat it as Lagna and tbe 2nd Rasi from Hora Lagnatakes the placeof Hora Lagna for purposes of Varnada calculation. If Varnada for the 3rd is required, the 3rd from Hora Lagna takes the place of must be dealtwith' Hora Lagna. Similarlyother Bhavas Example 6 Calculate the Varnadafor the 2nd Rasiin the Standard Horoscope,

Lagnr Varneda


The 2nd Rasi is Gemini-an odd sign. The 2nd from Hora Lagnais Vrischikha-an evensign. i. a= 3 (countingin thc direct order from Meenato Mithuna, the secondRasi). . b = 5 (counting in the reverse order from Meenato Vrischika,2nd from Hora Lagna). .'. 2nd Rasi is odd and the 2nd from Hora even. Take thc difference between and b:5 -3 :2. a As the 2nd Rasi is an odd sign, the 2nd from Mesha is countedin the directorder, vlz., Vrishabha the Varnada of the 2nd Rasi. Varnadasfor different Rasiswould bc requiredfor calculatingVasaa6aDasa(seeart. 95). U. GhatikaLagnar Divide the birth ghatis by 12, rejectthe quotient and tbe integral part of thc remainder(n) plus I countedfrom JanmaLagna givesthe Ghatikd Lagna. Tbe fractional gives the exact part of the remainder reduced to degree longitude. Example 7 Find the Ghatika Lagna in the Standard Horoscope, Janma Lagna ir Taurus. Birth time in Ghatis- 14.5
' Mathematically, each Ghati bccomes cquivalent to 30o. Hence Ghatika Lagna can be obtaincd by multiplying birth ghatis from sunrise by 3O and adding the product to the longitude ol Lagna. In the Standard Horoscope,tbc Gbatika Lagna according to strictly mathematical rules would be : 47809'- llSo 9'= Cancer 28o9' = 4 3 5 0+ 4 3 o9 ' = ( 1 4 . 5+ 3 0 ) 4 3 o9 ' Actualty, however, wc arc askcd to add Birth gbatis x 30 to tbc 6rst point of Lagna. Tbis gives Goatika Lagna as l5' of Canccr'

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Dividing the birth ghatisby 12, t45 we get (remaindcr). i:2.5 'The integral part is 2; fractional part 0.5; Ghatika Lagnais tbe Rasi arrived at by countingn+l- (2+ l), i.c., 3rd from JanmaLagna, viz.,Kataka. The remaiuder p&tt, vi2.,0.5 reducedto degrees givesl50. .'. Ghatika Lagna=Cancer l50. 25. Nishekaor Adhana Legna This is the sign rising at the time of conception, There is a widesprcadbelief current amongstsomemodern astrologicalstudents who always look to the West for astrological inspiration that Prcnatal astrology was developedin thc West. Such a misconception is partly due to ignoranceand pdrtly to prepossession a theory that involving astronomico-biologicalcorrelations could not bave been developed by the ancients. To the utter disappointment of such half-informed scholars, we find frequent references being made to conception Lagna and and how by taking its relationshipto the birth ascendant into consideration conception horoscope, predictions the affccting the future of an individual could be attempted with sufficicntaccuracy. In tbc course of theseStudies, I do not proposeto deal with the Nisheka Lagna exhaustc tively. I would just make a casualreference tLrethecry by and for a f'uller treatment of as propounded Parasara the subjectI would refer the readersto Brihat Parasara Hora. 26, Parasara'sMethod Jaimini does not give any particular method for finding thc conception time from thc birth horoscope. to Thelcicre I shnll makea refercnce Parasara's method,

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l which is as follows :-Add the distance from the Sun to Mandi, to the distance from thc first to ninth house. The Sun in terms of signs,etc., countedbackwards represents in terms of months the interval betwcen tbe timc of birth and the time of conception. 27. Semarsingh's Method In a work cntitled Manushya Jataka, refercnce is madeto AdhanaLagna by the author Samarsinghwho saysthat when the longitudes Lagna and thc Moon in of are the birth horoscope the same, the period of gestation would bc 273 days. When the Moon and Lagna are opposite,the duretion of pregnancy would be 258 days. 2E. UnsatisfactoryNaturc of Existing Methods Almost all thc mcthods of deriving Adhana Lagna .from JanmaLagna, now in vogue, appcar to be riddle with inconsistencies.Quite a lot of researchwork has to be done bcforea workablesystemcould be laid down for universalacceptance. The clue is to be found in Varahamihira's reference the correspondence to between Janma Lagna and AdhanaLagna hinted at in stanza21, Ch. IV of Brihat fatuka. In the absencc of a fool-procf and systematicmcthod of determining Adhana Lagr.a, we could safelyapply thc combinationssuggested Adbyaya in lV by Jaimini to birth horoscopes. The principles involved in tracingthe timc of conception frorn the time of birth and viccyersa are astronomico-biological and hcre is a fcrtile field open to scholarsfor investigation. 29. Pranapada Thc theory ofPranapada appcarsto have been based on the law of pcriodicity according to which human, animal and vegetable births could occur only at certain 2


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dcfinite intervals. Consequentlytherc is a recognisable sign. A tbe between Lagnaand thc Pranapada connection in good many astrologers North India take it for granted for theory is the nraster'key the deterthat the Pranapada mination of the correcttime of birth. No singlemethod can cxclusivclyclaim for itself infallibility or universal applicability. Eacb horoscoperequires an individual approach. Parasaraclearly suggeststhat in thc matter of birtb rectification Pranapada,Chandra and Gulika point haveall to be considered. Pranapadais a sensitive at by a certain manipulationof the birth time. arrived 3{r. lllcthorl of finiting Pranapada can be obtainedby adding twice thc birthPranapada time in vighatisto (a) the Sun'slongitudeor (r) thc Sun's longitude +240oor (c) the Sun'slongitude + l20o according as the Sun is in a movable, fixed or common sign, beinginvariablyexpunged. multiplcsof 360o Example 8 Find the PranapadaLagna in the StandardHoroscope' Birth Time - Gh. l4-30 = 870 vighatis. l2' Sun'slongitude-3010 or 1o 12' in Aquarius, a fixed sign. Applying the above formula, Pranapada Lagna is obtainedthus :(2 x Birth time in vighatis)+ (Sun'slongitude1240o) = (2 x 870)+ (301012t.7210") o = 1 7 4 0 0 + 5 J 1l"z t - , 2 2 8 1 1 2 t . Expunging multiples of 360o,wc get l2lo lzt Lagna--Simhalo i2'. .'. Pranapada 31. DwaraRasi The sign in which a Dasa begins or the sign whose is Dasa is under consideration the Dwara Rasi.

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the Suppose Dasa of Mesha Rasi is under consideration either for determiningMaraka or some other event. tbe Then that Rasi becomes Dwara Rasi. 32. Bahya Rasi The sign which is as many signs away frorn Dwara Rasi as the latter is from Lagna goes under the nameof Lagna is Cancerand the Rasi under Bahya Rasi. Suppose considerationfor purpose of maraka determination is 'l'hen Thula is Dwara Rasi. As Thula is the 4th Thula. fror.'rLagna, the 4th from Thula, viz,, Makara would be the Bahya Resi. Therefore, if Dwara is the 2nd from Lagna, Bahya would be the 3rd. If Dwara is the 3rd, Bahyawould be 5tb. 4th, do. do. 7th. do. 5tb, do. 9th. do. do. I ltb. 6th, 7th, do. do. lst. 8th, do. 3rd. do. do.. 9th, do. 5th. do. do. 101h, ?th. do. do. I I th, 9th. do. do. l2th, I lth. do. lst, do. lst. 33. Paka and RhogaRasis Dwara Rasi is also known as Paka Rasi while Bahya Rasi goes under the name of Bhoga Rasi. Both these Rasiswill be found to be useful mainly in the determination of longevity. 34. Gullka The positionof Gulika is importantas it is frequently referredto by Jaimini especially the matter of determiin


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nation of profession. Readersmust not mix up Gulika with Mandi. The position of Gulika is obtainedthus : Divide the duration of da5,into 8 equal parts. The first parts are ruleil by the seven planets beginningfrom seven the lord of the weekdayconcerned. Thc 8th part has no lord. The longitudeof Gulika correspondsto thc longitude of ascendantrising at the end of Saturn'spart. Suppose position of Gulika is required on a Friday the the duration of day is 30 ghatis. Eachpart and suppose ir equalto 3t ehatis. The ruler of the lst part is Venus lord of the weekday, and that of the 2nd part (upto 7| ghatis)is Saturn. Therefore Gulika's longitude corrcsponds to the rising degree 7| ghatisaftcr sunrise. at In caseof a night birth, divide thc duration of night into 8 equalparts. The first sevcnparts are ruted by the seven planets beginning from the lord of 5th weekday from the weekdayconcerned. The 8th has no lord. Here to egain Gulika's position corresponds the endingportion of Saturn'spart of tbe night. Dxample 9 Find the longitude of Gulika in the Standard Horoscope. Duration of Day, viz., Gh. 28.4 dividedby 8 gives Gh.3.5s. of Weekday birth is Tuesday. to .'. Saturn'spart extendsfrom Gh. 14-12 17'4i. at to Gulika's position corresponds the rising degree G h . 1 7 - 4 5v l ' 2 . M i t h u n a4 ' 2 6 t . ' , 35. Brahma In the matter of finding Sthira Dasa (art. 9l and also the pcriod of Maraka, the planetbecomingBrahmaplays & very important part. Brahma is a certain distinction

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which a planct obtains by virtue of certain qualifications ae per dctrila givcn below :I. If thc lord of the 8th from Atmakaraka is in the 8th thercfrom, he becomcs qualified for the position of Brahma. II. Ascertain whether Lagna or thc ?th housc is stronger. Call tbir A. Find the strongcst of the lords of the 6th, 8th rnd l2th from A. Call thir B. B becomcsqualificd for the position of Brahma if he occupicsen odd sign which should have reference to the visible. helf of the zodiac. 36. Erceptions If Srturn, Rahu or Ketu becomeseligible as pcr a article 35 for the placc of Brahma, he becomes nominal Brahma and is automatically disquali8ed. The real Brahme will be the 6th planet from the nominal Brahma, counted in the ordcr of Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury' Jupitcr, VenuE,Saturn, Rshu and Ketu. of 37. Selection Brahma When two or three planets become eligible for the positionof Brahma;then selcctonewith higherlongitude. In respect of Rahu, howevcr, the longitude must be measurcd fiom the last point of the sign. When two planetsqualifiedto becomeBrabma travethe samelongitude, then selectBrahma by Raei Bala (sce art. 's2). Example 10 Brahma Graha in the Standard Horoscope. Find TFrorn Legoa, "visiblchrlt"' meaorthc 12tb to ?tb houscs
reckonedbackwards. For the 7th, "visible half" meeur 6th to LaSna couoted backwards.



Studies Jaimini in Astrology BetwecnLagna and 7th, Lagna is stronger= (A) (vide Examplel8). Lords of6, 8 and 12 from A are Venus, Jupiter and Mars respectively. Jupitcr is the strongest because, his longitude is the highcst(B). Jupitcr is in an odd sign and occupies tbe visiblc horizon. Hence Jupiteris Brahma. P.^S.-No other planet becomesqualified for this position.

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Maheswara The lord of the 8th house from Atmakaraka is the Mahcswara. If thc 8th lord from Atmakaraka is exalted or in his would be the strongerof tbe own house,then Maheswara lords of 8th and l2th from Atmakaraka. Rabu and Ketu join Atmakaraka or arc in the TVhen 8th from Atmakaraka, thcn thc 6th planet from tbe Sun becomes the Maheswara. When two or more planets compete for the post of Mahcswara, choosethe strongest onc. Example 11 Find Maheswarain the Standard Horoscope. Thc lord of the 8th from Atmakaraka is Mercury. Neither tho 8th lord Hencehe is the Maheshwara. is exaltednor is in his own house nor Rahu or Ketu hasjoined Atmakareka or tbc 8th from it. therc are no other competitors. Consequently 39. Rndra The stronger of the lords of the 8th and 2nd from Rudra. The other, i.a, the weaker, if Lagna becomes

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arpectedby malcficscan also become nominal or supplemental Rudra. Example 12 Find Rudra ln the Standard HoroscopeThe lord of thc 8th and 2nd from Lagna arc Jupiter and Mercury. Jupitcr is strongcrthan Mercury. Hence Jupiter is Rudra.


Aspectsand Argalas
40. Rcckonlngof Aepectr According to Hindu Astrology aspects arc generelly reckonedwith rcfcrenceto signs,cvcn though in thc dctcr' thc aspcct mination of Drug bala or aspcct-strcngth, invariably considered. A planct cannot aspect anglesare anothcr planct or Bheva witb 30oin front of it and 60o bchind it. The aspectbcgins from 30oin front of a planet frorir tbc planet. and it stops short at the 300thdegree {1. Arpcctein Jaimini it So fer as Jaimini is conccrned, looks as though tbe aspectanglesarc ignorcd. All movablc aignsaspect all fixcd signr, crccpt thc ell movablc.cigns adjaccntoncs. All fixcd signs aspect ones. Common signs aspcct erch cxcept thc adjaccnt thc other. To be more clcar, Aries aspects fixed signsof Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius and not Taurus, an adjacent sign. Likewirc Taurus aspcctsCancer, Libra and Capricorn end not Aries, an adjaccnt rign. The vtrious aspects can bc thus summariscdto facilitetc casy undcrstanding. Aspccting sign Arics arpects Taurus aapects Gcmini aspccts Aspectedsign Leo, Scorpio and Aquariur. Canccr,Libra and Capricorn. Virgo, Sagittariusand Pisces.

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25 AsPectedsign Libra, Capricorn and Aries' Sagittarius,Piscesend Gemioi' Aquariuc, Taurul and Leo' Capricorn, Aries end Cencer' Gcmini and Virgo' Pisces, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio' Arics, Cancerand Libra. Gcmini, Virgo and Sagittarius'

Aspecting sign Cancer aspects Lco aspccts Virgo aspects Libra arpects Scorpio aspects aspects... Sagittarius Capricorn aspects Aquerius aipccts Pirccsaspcctr A.

Ren3cof AsPect In other words a Chara Rasi or a planet in it aspects the 5th, 8th anclllth from it. A SthiraRasi or a planet thc in it aspects 3rd, 6th and 9th from it, and a DwiswabhavaRasi or a planet in it arpectsthc 4tb, 7th and l0th from it. Thc iange of aspccts may bc said to be in rcspectof 300c 120o,2i0o, (a) Movablc Signs 60" l5oo,2400 (D) Fixcd Signa 90c, 180" 270" (c) Common Signs Exrmple 13 Tabulate the aspectsin the Standard HoroscopeThc Sun is in Aquarius, a fixed sign and thercfore Aries (and Rahu and Moon in it), Cancer aspccts and Libra (and Kuja and Kctu in it). Similarly in reckoned, thc following is thc table of aspccts : HoroscoPe the Standard
Aspccting Lord Aspectcd Lord Atpcctcd Sign

Thc flun - Rehu, Moon Mers, Kctu - Arics, CaocerLibra. The Moon ..- Suo, Mercury, JuPiter - Lco Scorpio Aquerius. -- Suo, Mcrcury, Jupitcr, Lrjoa. Aquerius.TaurusLeo' Mars

26 AryectingLord Mcrcury Jupitcr Venus Saturn Rahu Kctu 43. Argalas

Aspectcd Lord Same as Sun do Saturo Venus Samc as Moon Samc as Moon .-.-

Studics in Jaimioi Astrology Aspected Siga Same as Sun. do. Pisces. Gemini and Virgo. Virgo, Sagitterius and Pisccs. Semc as Moon. Samc as Mers.

Plancts and Rasis aspect other planets and signs according to their dispositions. Theseaspectinfluenccs areofected fbr good or bad by the presence,from an aspectinglord or sign, of planetsin certain places. These 'affecting'or influencingagencies calledArgalas. are 44. Formationof Argala in Planets the 4th, 2nd, I lth and 5th from an aspecting body (exceptKetu) causeor bccomeArgalas. Lords who are in the 9th from Ketu becomeArgalas. 45. Benefic Argalas place act as Natural benefics thc above-mentioned in agents. BeneficArgalasor augmcntary 46. Malefic Argalas in Natural malefics the placesmentionedin article 4{ function as Malcfic Argalasor obstructingagents. Natural maleficsin the 3rd can also become Argalas. The interprctation of the sutra bearing on this particular point by the commentators neitherclearnor convincing. is of The consensus opinion is that Argala could be caused only when there are many malefics in the 3rd and not wben thcre are onc or two.



of 47, Counteraction Argalas generated the disposition of planets by The Argalas, lordor 5th from an aspccting in the 4th,2nd, llth and the simultaneous or house, get neutralised counteractedby prcsence planetsin the l0th, l2th, 3rd or 9th respec of iively from ihe aspectingbody concerned' With refcrcncc to Ketu a planef in the 5th removesthe Argala given rise of to by the presence a planet in the 9th. Elucidatingthe samepoint further' we can say that an by Argala caused the situation of a planet in thc 4th gets cancelledby the presenceof a planet in tbe l0th; the Argala producedby a planet's disposition in the 2nd is of by emoved tbe presence a planet in tbe l2th and tbatby of the llth is cancelled thc 3rd and tbat of the 5th by the 9th. In otherwords, the Argalapoints, 4,2, ll and points 10,12, 3 and 9 res5 haveas their counteracting by pectively. It will be seenthat the Argala, caused the neutralising lr.r.n"" of malefics in the 3rd, has no Jt is a purely Malefic Argala, which could be "g"o"y. to only when there are a number of malefics. given rise ih" foUo*ing schedule will furthcr clcar the Argala question: Argala llace Counteracting Places Nature of Argala Benefic or . Malcfic Malefic Benefic or Malefic

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If a planet obstructing Argala is weakerthan a planct caueingArgala, or is lessin longitude, the Argala cannot be counteractcd. 48. Significance Argalas of Fortunatc resultswill be conferred the Dasas (sec in articlc 128) of Rasis in which Bcnefic Argalas are caused. Evil results will bcfall during Dasasof Rasisin which Papargalasheve been centered. If the Benefic Argalas havc refcrcnccto,i.e., fall in Pada Lagna,Lagna or the 7th and arc not neutralised, the pcrson becomeshighly fortunatc and wealthy. 49. Argah Chekra This can be cart by taking into considerationthe Argala causedwith refcrcnccto each Rasi by the prcsence of planctsin placesmentionedin articlc 44. Thus if in a boroscope,from Aries, a planet is in the 4th, causing Argala we can put the planet in Aries in thc Argala Chakra. Erample 14 Find the Argalas and their neutralisalion in the Standard Horoscope. Taking the Sun in tbe Standard Horoscope,we find that the 4th and 2nd are vacant. The 3rd is not occupied by a largc number of male6cs. Thc fifth is occupicd by Venus, causingSubhargala. The Malefic Argala caused by Saturn in thc 5th fron the Sun is neutralised by the presencc Mars in the 9th. The Bcnefic Argala caused of by of by Venusin the llth is neutralised thc presence the Moon and Ketu in thc 3rd. As, howcver, the Argala causingSaturn(3" 20t7 and Venus (20' 33') havegreeter longitude tban thcir tcspcctivc Argala-dcstroying agcnts

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that Mars (0'53') and Moon (18"29') we can assume of no neutralisation Argala. there is 50. Argala Chart in the StanilardHoroscope Argalas. in not enclosed bracketshave caused Planets ones. in brackets are the counteracting Thbseenclosed their are thosethat haveactuallyasserted Planctsin italics chart. influences. Take Meshain the above counteracting Argalaswhichthough Ravi, Budhaand Guru havecaused neutralised. by Sanihavenot bccncompletely counteracted is caused Sani, but it is counby Takc Vrishabha. Argala tcractedby tbe Moon' The Moon being stronger than of Sani (because having lesserlongitude),therc is comof plete neutralisation tbe Argala' Take Mithuna. Argala generated (a) Rabu and Chandra and (b) Kuja by has bcen and Kctu. That causedby Rahu and Chandra has not been obstructed. But the Argala caused by Kuja and Kctu (becauseof thcir positionsinthe 5th from l{itbuna) of by has beencancelled Ravi, Budha and Guru (because from Mithuna). But actually, thcir position in tbe 9th of rz is thc Argata influence trot cancelled /oto because the Ketu is stronger than Argala producingbodies,e.g., Budha is strongertban Guru whilethc Argala destroying Kuja. Planetary Argalas in the StandardHoroscope.
Planet Thc Sun Thc Moon Mars
Argdla caused by Sani, Sukra Ravi, Budha, Guru Ravi, Budha, Guru Argala counteractedbY Kuja, Ketu. Cbandra, Rahu. Sani Sani

Argala-Gcocration Planet Mercury Jupiter Veous. Slturn Rahu Ketu Argala caused by Same as Sun Do Chandra,Rahu,Kuja Ketu Do Same as Moon Sani Argala coanteracred by Same as Sun Do Ravi, Budha,. Guru Do .Ravi, Budba,


Guru Planets italics havc causedArgalasbut thcreis no in neutralisation eitherbecause the weakness the counof of teractingplauet or the obsencc thc counteracting planet of in tbe appropriate place. Take for instance Mars. Argala is eaused Ravi, Budha and Guru in the 5th. Though a by planet is situated in the 9tb, he cannot ncutralise the Argala complctelybecause the fact of his being weak of and isolated. Note for instance Argala causedto the 7th house the by the situationof thc Sun, Mercury and Jupiter. The native was wealthy, fortunate and influential.


P lanctary rnd Rasi Strengths

51. Sources Streogth of Io Parasari, tbe strcngth of a planet is numerically meesurablc, and consistsof six kinds or varietics. Thcsc have becncxplained at considerablc lcngth in my book Graha and Bhava Balas and I do not thercforc propose to say anything about this subjcctin the courscof this book. Determination of Shadbalasinvolves elaborate calculations. Jaimini on the other hand dispenses with atl cumbersome calculatiooc and the methods formulated for asccrtainingplanetary and housestrengthsare simple. In the detcrmination of longcvity, planetary and house strengthsplay an important role. It must be notcd that faimini lays greater emphasison the strengihs of Rasis, whicb is always derived by the position of one or more plancts in it. As Jaimini docs not recogniscthc distinction bctwecnRasi and Bhava, the meaning of tbesetwo words in the contcrt of Jaimini's principles may be considcredto bc synonymous. 52. Sourccsof Rasi Strength Thc clue for determining strengths of planets and Resis is to bc found in Adhyaya2, Pada 3 of Jaimini Sutras, A careful study cfthc relcvantsutras revealsthat the subjcct of Rasi etrengths can bc classified into six

Rrsi Strca3th


distinct categorics, vlz., (a) Strcngth duc to Atmakarata, (D) Association strcngth, (c) Location or Aspect strcngth, (d) Strcngth due to the lord, (e) Strcngth ofodd signsand (/) Atmakaraka-disposition strcngth. Wc shall cxplain eachone of thcsc clcarly. For an improviscd method of my own, I would rcfcr thc rcadcrs to articlc 62. 53. Atmrkaraka Strength Sincc Atmakaraka is thc moet important planct in a horoscopc.thc Rasi holding him bccomcs thc strongcst. 54. AssociationStrength This it besedupon the presencc absence planett or of in a Rasi and the Rasi strengtbis measurcd tbus: (a) A Rasi occupied by a planet is stronger than a Rasi that have no planct in it. (D) In case to Rasis have planets in them, that which has a largcr numbcr is stronger than thc onc haviog a lesser number. (c) If Rasishavc an cqual num6cr of planets posited in them, tben measurcthcir respcctivestreDgths consiby dering whether the planeF arc cxalted, or arc in Moolathrikona; in own or friendly or neutral or inimical houses, thc planct in exaltrtion beingthe strongest, that in Moolathrikooa beinglcrs strong,that in own housebeing strong, that in a fricndly sign less strong, tbat in a ncutral sign still lessstrong and tbat in debility or inimical house bcing thc lcast powerful. Thus, if two Rasishavetwo planets in cach, and one planet is neechain one Rasi and the is other plane)t uchha in tbe othcr Rasi, thcn thc Rasi with the uchhaplanet becomes the strongcr. (d) If strcngthof two Rasis is equal as determined accordingto (a), (D) and (c), thcn the strcogth must bc arcertaincdby teking into consider.tion the Chara, Sthira 3


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or Drviswabhave nature of the Rasi. A Sthira Rasi is stronger than a Charri Rasi and DwiswabhavaRasi is strongerthan a Sthira Rasi. 55. Locationor AspectStrength The Rasi could become strongby the conjunction or aspect Jupiter, Mercuryor its won lord. of 56. Strengthdue to Lord Out of two Rasis,that whoselord hasgreater strength as per articles59 and 60 becomes stronger. 57. Strcngthof Odd Rasis Whenit is a question measuring of thc strengthsof two Rasisboth of which are odd, that rvhich has plancts on eithcrside should be considered the strongcrof the two, 58. AtmrkarakaDispositionStreigth Rasis, whosclords occupy KenrJra, Panaparaand Apoklima from Atmakaraka, get full strength, half strengthand feeblestrengthrespectivcly. 59. Sources Planetary of Strength Thereare two sources planetary strength, viz., (a) of Amsa balaand (D) Moolathrikona bala. 60. AmsaBala Amsa means longitudeand bala meansstrcngth. A planetwhose longitude (from the beginning tbc sign)is of greater than that of another planet, becomesstronger than the latter. Suppose the lotgitudc of the Sunis 25o Aries and that of Mars l8o Cancer. The Sun is stro4ger than Mars.

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61. Moolathrikona Bala to This has reference the situationof a planet in an (satrukshetra), debilitated (neecha), ncutral inimical (sama), friendly (mithrakshetra), own (swakshctra)' moolathrikona exaltation(uchha)Rasis. or and that the strongest A planet in exaltationbecomes decreasing from in debilitationthe weakest,the strength order thus : exaltationto debilitationin the descending sign, friendly sign, Exaltation, Moolathrikona, own neutralsign, inimical sign and debilitationsign. In applying ttre rulcs for the determination of planetary strengths,the order mentioned above should be observed. As in ordinary Astrology, one has to make a careful study of the principles, understand them thoroughly and then apply them to a number of boroscopesso that one could get sufficient practical experience. Example 15 Determinethe RasiSrengthsin the StandardHoroscope. L Aries and Libra :(a) Both have two planetseachand both are Chara. (b) tsothare aspected Jupiter and Mercury. by (c) The Moon in Meshais in a neutral sign while Kuja in Tbdla is also in a neutral sign. (d) Kuja lord of Mesha and Sukra lord of Thula occupy respectively Apoklima and Panapara Rasisfrom Atmakaraka. Thula is strongerthan Mesha. (e) Venus lord of Libra is stronger than Mars lord of Mesha. HenceLibra is strongerthan Mesha.

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Studics JeiminiArtrology in Gemini and Sagittarius :(a) Both brve & ptanct eacb and both arc Dwiswrbhava. (D) Gcmini aspectedby Vcnus. a fricnd. Dhanus aspectcdby Saturn, a neutral. (c) Saturn in Mithuna is in a friend's sign,Venus is in the housc of a neutral (d) Budha lord of Mithuna is in a Kendra from Atmakaraka but Guru is Atmakaraka himself. (c) Thc lord of Dhanus is stronger than thc lord of Mithuna. HenceDhanus is strongerthan Mithuna.

III. Aquarius:-Has the largestnumber of plancts besidcsbeing occupied by Atmakaraka. Both Sun and Mcrcury arc also positcd hcre. Conscqucntlyit is thc strongcstRasi. 62. Numerical Melsure of tssi Strength Abovc I have given as clearly as possiblethc eourccs of strcngthof Rasis. It occurs to me thtt untesssome mcthod, akin to the one suggested parasara,is devised, by it would be rather difficult to categorically say, which is the etrongestor which is thc weakestRasi. The wholc tcchniqueof Desa prcdiction accordingto Jaimini hinges on the Racisand their relativestrengths. Baecdupon the principlcs adumbrated in articles SZto 6l and makinga slight departure from Jaimini, or to be more correct, rdapting, the relevant principlcs from parcsari, I bave deviscd the following improvised nethod of numerically determining strengths of the various Rasis. Readers thc must clearly bear in mind that the method is offered as a possiblesolution of thc problcm of evaluating strengths and it may be rcjected by tbosewho may find thc mcthod

An Improvircd Mcthod


arbitrary or who may not favour thc idca of the slightcst dcparturc from faimini. It is givcn for what it is worth. From tbe dctails furnisbcd in articles 52 to 6l it is clear that thc strcngth of a Rasi is mede up of (i) the lord's strcngth and (ii) the Rasi's own strengtb dcrivcd from (a) the cardinat, fixed or common naturJof thc sign which I would call Chara bala, (D) rhc sign having tf,c. aspcctor rrsociation of Jupitcr, Mcrcury or itc own lord -Druk bale and (c) tbe fact of thc sign bcing occupicdby one or more plancts-Sthira Bala. We can thereforc ray tbat thc total strength of Rasi io thc (a) sum of its ow! strengthplus (b) that of thc lord. Wc ghall takc up thcsc two items reparatcly. 63. The Lord'r Strcngth So fer rs thc lord's strength is conccrned, it may be assumed bc madc up of strength due to (i) his residincc to in exaltation sign, own house, ctc., whicb I would call Moolathritona bala, (ii) tbc longitudinal position_Amsa bala and (iii) situation in Kendra, panaparaaod Apoklima from Atmakaraka-Kcndra bala. Moolethrikona Bela Lct not thc reader mix this up with Moolathrikons bala dircuscedin my Grahaand BhavaBalas wherca con_ aidcretion of a planct's situation in a fricndly, inimical, own place, Gtc,,in all the SapthaVargesis requiied. Hcrc thc rcfcrenceir only to Rasi Cbart. Thc lord of a sign (whoscrtrcngth is to bc found) may occupy an cxaltation placc, Moolathrikona, own hourc, ctc. Wc can essign for therc difrcrcnt situations thc following numerical valucsin terms of shachtiamsas :g.

Errltetion Moolrthrikona

60.00 45.09

3t Own House Friend'sHouse Neutral's House Enemy'sHouse Dcbilitation

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30.00 22.s0 15.00 7.40


65. Amsa Bala By Amsa is meant the degreeof longitude held by a plrnet. According to article 60 a planet with a highcr longitude is stronger than a planet wittr a lower longitude. Extending the sameprinciple further, we can say that the planet holding the higbestlongitude would be the strongest and thc one with the lowest thc weakest, the strength decreasingin the descending order of the longitudcs; Excluding thc nodes, we have sevcn planets whorc lordehip alonc over the l2 signs is considered purposes for of .trcngth-detcrmination. As thc planet with the highest longitude would be the strongest we could arbitrarily as assign60 shashtiamsas its Amsa bala whilo for the weakest 3.75 units may be assigned,the othcr plancts. beinggiventhe followiqg valucs:(1) The planet that has advanced most in e 60.00 shashtiamses. sign (2) Lessadvanced .' (l) than 45.00 (3) Less than (2) " 30.00 (4) Lessthan (3) 22.50 " (5) Lessthan (4) 15.00 " (6) Lessthan (5) 7,5O " (7) The leastadvanced 3.75 ... " 66 KendraBalo Article 58 says that the Rasi, whose lord ir in a Kendra, Panapara, or Apoklima, from Atmakaraka, gets

Schcdulo Strc4ths of


full strengtb, ordinary strength and feebtc strength. Thereforc, we can assign thc following values as Kendra bala : A planet in a Kendra from Atmakaraka-60 shashtiamsas. . A planet in a Panaparafrom Atmakaraka-30 shashtiamsas. A planct in an Apoklima from Atmakaraka-l5 shashtiamsas Example 16 Find Moolathrikona bala, Amsa bala and Kendra bala of the variousplanets in the Standard Horoscope. The Sun.-(a) He is in Kumbha, an enemy's housc. His Moolathrikonabala is 7.5 units. (D) Accordingto longitudinalposition,thc Sun is thc 6th (ree Ex. l). Hence his Amsa bala is 7.50 units, (c) The Sun is in a Kendra (lst) from Atmakaraka. His Kcndra bala is 60.0units. .'.Thc total strcngthof the Sun is : Moolathrikona 7.5 Amsa 7.5 Kendre 60.0 Total sbarhtiamsas. Deatingwith the other planet, riilil.rly, we can enter their strcngthrin a tabular form thus :Planet


Moolathrikona Bala

Am,$a Bala

Kendra Bala


The Sun Thc Moon Marr

,.. 7.50 (Setru) 7.50 ... 15.00 (Neutrel) 30.00 ... 15.00 (Ncutrel) 3.75

60.00 r 5.00 15.00

75.00 60.00 33.7s

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Planet Mcrcury Jupitcr Vcnur Saturn

Moolathrikona Bala

.Amsa BaIa 22,50 60.00 45.00 15.00

Kcndra Bala 60.00 60.00 30.00 30.00

Total 97.50 135.00 90.00 67.50

... 15.00(Ncutral) ... 15.00(Ncutral) ... 15.00 (Ncutral) .... 22.40 (Mitra)

67. Chrra Bah From article 5a@) it is clear that a Dwiswabheva Rasi ir more powerful than a Sthira Rrsi and that a Sthira Rasi is morc powcrful than a Chara Rasi. Wc can thercforc asrign thc following valucsof strength:DwiswabhavaRasi SthiraRasi Chara Raci

60 shashtiamsas. 30"
15 tt

68. DroL Beh This has rcferenceto article 55. A Rasi aspectcd by (or associated witb) its own lord, or Jupitcr or Mercury is rendcred strong. Wc can thercforesay tbat when a Rasi by ir aspected or asrociatedwith Jupitcr, it gcts a Druk bala of 60 unitr. Mercury, it gcts a Druk bala of 60 units. Itr own lord, it getsa Druk bala of 60 units. 59. SthiraBrla A Resi with two planetsir rtrongcr than thc onc with one planet. That with thrcc is rtrongcr than that with two and !o on. Thcrc arc sevcnlords ud 2 nodes. Very rarcly do morc then 7 planets and Rahu or Ketu can rtay in a singleeign. We can thereforc arbitarily essign thc followingnumcricalvelues:- .

of Strength Resir

4l do. do. do.


'l do. do. 6 do. 5

do. 4

When 8 plancF arc in a rign

do. 3 do. do. 2 do tio. I planct is in a sign Whcn no planct

165 shashtiamsas. 150 . " 135 " t20 " 105 " 90" ?5 " 60"

TaLeMesba:(a) Chora Bala :-It is a Chara Rasi. Its Chara tala is l5 shashtiamsas. (D) Druk bala:-It is aspectedboth by Guru and Budha and getsa total of 120 shashtiamsas as Druk bala. (c) Sthira Bala:-Two planets, yiz., Chandra and Rahu occupyMcsha. Therefore,Sthira bala is 75 rhashtiamsas. Mesha'sown strength : l5+ 120 is +75=210 shashtiam8as. Thc following is the schedulc Rasis' own ttrength of in thc StandardHoroscopc:Chrra bela Sthira brla Rasi'r own strcngth

Mcsha Vrirbebha Mitbuna Katata Simba

Druk bala 60.00

15.00 ! 30.00 60.00 15.00 30.00


210.00 30.00 120.00 135.00 30.00


Chara brla

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Rasi'g osrn streogth

Druk bala

Kanya Tbule Vrischika Dhanus Makara Kumbha Mecna

60.00 15.00 30.00 60.00 I5.00 30.00 60.00



60,@ 210.00 30.m r20.00 15.00 240.00 60.00

60.00 60.00


70. Totrl Rasi Strength The total strength of Rasi is the sum-totalof Rasi's own streDgth and that of thc lord. Thus in thc Stanclard Horoscope,the total strcngthof Meshais: Strcngthof lord Rasi's own strength Total 33.75shashtiamsas 210.00 "



71. SpecialStrength In addition to the above, a Rasi can get 60 shashtiamlas of specialstrcngthif it happens housethe Atmato karaka. This ir generellygot by only one Rari. Example tE Find the total Horoscope. strcngth of Rasis in the Standard

SpccialStreogihof Rasir

13 Total strengthof the Rasi

Rasi Mesha Vrislrabha Mithuna Kataka Simha Kanya Thula Vrischika Dhanus Makara Kuntlil,^" lvi,.:en a

Strength of lord

Rari's own strength

33.75 90.00 97.50 60.00 75.00 97.50 90.00 33 . 7 5 135.00 67.50 67,50 13s.00

210.00 30.00 120.00 135.00 30.00 60.00 210.00 30.75 120.00 15.00 240.00 160.00 60.00

243.75 120.00 2t7.50 195.00 105.00 I 57.50 300.00 63.75 255.00 82.50 367.50 t 95.00

In !,re Standard Horoscope, the following are the order:ltrengthsof Rasisin their descending I 367.50Strongest Kumbha II 300.00 Thula 255.00 ITT Dhanus IV Mesha 243.75 Mithuna v 2r7.50 Meena IV 195.001 Kataka 1e5.00 [ Kanya 157.50 VII Vrighabha VIIT 120.00 IX Simha 105.00 Makara Vrischika


x 3i:i3lwcakest

eoa 60 aberhtiamsas Kumbba ar Atmakrralr Guru is in for it.

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72. Exceptlone Wherc thc Sage has specifically mentioned that the strcngthof a Rasi for purposcs ccrtain specificpredicof tions, shouldbc detcrmined accordingto thc loDgitudes covercdby thc lords, etc., the method suggcsted above shouldnot be applicd at all.


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73. Kinds of Dasas Just as in Parasari,there arc a number sf Dasas mentioned Jaimini. Whilst Parasara's in scbemc Dasas of is almostentirelybascdupon thc planctsand thcir dispositionsin certainconstellationr, Jaimini'sDasasinvariably refer to Rasis. In calculatingthc Dasas of Jaimini one is likely to gct confused, owing to thc mcthodsof counting onc hasto eniployed arriveat Dasasand Bhukti periods. to A littlc oversightmay upsetthe whole schemc of a particular Dasa and lcadthe studcntinto erroneous deductions. One must thcreforcbe carefulin chcckingend rechecking the Dasa calulationsbcfore attemptingprcdictions. Jaiminimakcsmentionof the followingDasas:.(l) Chara Dasa, (2) Sthira Dasa, (3) Thrlkona Dasa, (4) Sula Daso, (5) Ravi Dasa, (6) Kendra Dasa, (7) YarnadaDasa, (8) Udu Dasa, (9) Navamsa Dasa, (10) Brahma Dasa, (ll) Yogardha Dasa, (12) Drig Dasa, (13) NakshatraDasaand (14) Mandooka Dasa, 74. Choice of Dasa No dcfinitc cluc is given by thc Sagcas to the rpecific conditions undcr which tbc diffcrcnt Dasas should bc applied for purposcs of prediction. Casual rcfcrcnces madchere and there, thet an eventsuch as for instancc


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mother's dcath would happcnin a certain Thrikona Dasa, should guideus in the selcction tbe appropriate of Dasas for appropriate events. As most readerswoutd perhaps be aware, wbilst Parasara mentionsa variety of Dasas, the pride of placeis invariably givento Vimshottariand experiencewarrants this. My grandfather late Prof. B. Suryanarain Rao used to tell me that Chara Dasa and Thrikona Dasa could be applied to all horoscopesand that all important human cvents could be timed with eufficientaccuracywith the aid of Navamsa Dasa, while for longevity purposes,his choice was Chara Dasa or Niryana Shula Dasa. Siuce Astrology is a. practical science,dogmaticassertions,as to the suitabilityof this or tbat sY.stem Dasa, just bccause is a favouriteof of it an eminentscholarare uncalled for. The choicemust be left to the discretionof the intelligentreadi:r wbo should be guidednot only by his oln experiencebut by that of scholars u,hohavemadc a life-longstudy of the subject. I am personally inclincdto favour both Chara and Sthira Dasas. This conclusion of course, based upon my is, own meagre studies. I do not therefore propose to detail all the Dasas mentioned abovein the coursc of this book. I shall deal with Chara Dasaexhaustively and make brief references to Thrikona Dasa, Sthira Dasa, Rasi Dasa, Brahma Dasa, Varnada Dasa and NiryanaShulaDasas. 75. Charal)asa This particular systemappearsto be a favourite with the Sage. Rasishavebeendividcdin to two groups, riz., Vishamapada(odd group) and Samapada (even group) for purporesof reckoningthc order of succession Dasa of and countingthc Dasa ycars.

Tbe Approprialc Dasa

76. Vlshamapada Rasis Aries, Tausus,Gemini, Libra, Scorpioand Sagittarius belongto the odd group (Vishamapada). Rasis 77. Samapada Cancer,Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces bclongto the cven group (Samapada). For purposes of clarity, we shall usc the terms Savyagroup and Apasavya group to denotethe signsmentionedin articles76 and77 respcctively 78. The Order of Dasas When thc gth housefrom Lagna refcrs to a sign in the Savyagroup, the order of Dasa succession would be direct or clockwise,the first Dasa starting from Lagna Rasi. When the 9th from Lagna refers to a sign in the group, the order of Dasain succession Apasavya worrld direction,the first Dasa be the reverseor anti-clockwise beingthat of Lagna Rasi. Suppose for exampletwo cases where(a) Mesha and (6) Kataka are Lagnas. In the first case, the 9th housefrom Lagna, vz., Sagittariusrefersto Savyagroup. The first and succeeding Dasas would bc in the order of Mesha, Vrishabba, etc. In the second case, 9th house from Lagna (Karkataka) is Pisces, the belonging Apasavyagroup. The first and succeeding to Dasas would be in the order of Kataka, Mirhuna, Vrishabha, etc. 79. Dasa Period The period of a Chara Dasa is not constant. lt is variableaccordingto the situationof a lord with reference to his Rasi. The Dasaperiodof a Rasi is equalto n-l wheren represents the distance (in terms of Rasis) betweenthe Rasi in question and the lord thereof, counted


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clockwise or anti-clockwisc,according thc concerned as Rasi belongsto the Savyaor Apasavya group. Let us take a chart whercLagna is Mesha, lord of Lagna Kuja is in Simha, Sukra is in Vrischika and Chandra is in Simha. The 9th from Lagna, viz.,-Sagittarius, rcfers to Savya group. Consequently, succession Dasas, tlie first the of alwaysstartingfrom Lagna,would bc in the dircct ordcr. SinceLagna is Mesha,the first Dasain this cascwould be ,that of the Lagna Rasi. yfz., Mesha. The lord of Mesha, vfz., Kuja is in Simha. SinceMcsbaalso belongs Savya to group, countingin the direct order from Meshato Simha, wc get n equalto 5. Thercfore the duration of I\,tesha Rasi Dasa is equal to 4 ycars (n-I). TakingVrishabha, the next Rasi Dasa : It falls undcr Savya g,roup. Its lord Venus is in Vrischika. Thereforc distancc (n) the from Vrishabhato Vrischikacountedin tbe dircct order is ? and thc Dara period of Vrishabhais (n -/) 6 years. The next Dasa (Mithuna) can also be similarly calculeted. Now to ascertainthc duration of Karkataka Dasa. Canccr falls in thc Apasavyagroup. The lord Moon is in Simha. Thc counting from Cancermust be in thc rcverse dircction, which in this casc would be 12 (n) and the pcriod of CancerDasa would bc II yearsh-I). Let us now take a chart whereLagnais Makara, Sani, Guru and Kuja occupying Simha, Mcsha and Kanya respectivcly. The 9th from Lagna, viz., Kanya bclongsto group. Consequently first Dasa starting the Apasavya the from Lagna(Makara Dasa)is succceded subsequent by Dasasin the reverse order,uiz., Dhanus,Vrischika, Thula, etc. To find the duration of Makara Dasa. Its lord Sani group sign, we is in Simha. As Makara is an Apasavya get 6 (n) by counting from Makara to the placc of Saturn in the revcrseorder" Thc duration of Makars Dasa is 5 ycars(n-/). Thc next Dasa Rasi Sagittarius belongs to

Duretinn of Dasa


Savyagroup and the lord Jupiter is in Mesha. Therefore counting directly from Dhanus to Mesha, we get t equal to 5. The duration of DhanusDasa would be 4 (n-l). In a similar manner Dasa periodsfor other Rasis should be ascertained. 80. FurtherVariations of Dast Duration Ordinarily the Dasa period is denotedby the formula givenin the article 79. But the period is increasedor decreased accordingto certainbeneficand meleficdispositions of the lords. Thris if a Rasi is occupiedby its own Iord, then the Dasa period would be 12 years. If the Rasi lord is exalted,the Rasi Dasaperiod obtainedas per by article 79 sbould be increased one year. If the Rasi by lord is debilitated, Rasi Dasa periodis diminished the year. one 81. Variations dne to Dual Lordship It will be seenthat in the scheme Jaimini, Kumbha of and Vrischikaare ruled by two planets each. Kuja and Ketu own Vrischikaand Sani and Rahu own Kumbha. In determining the Dasa period of Kumbha and Vrischika in view of their double lordship, certain special considerations necessary. are 82. Conjunctionof Durl Lords in Own Rasi If Kuja and Ketu, or Sani. and Rahu, are in conjunction in their own houses,then the Dasa period of Vrischikaand Kumbha will be 12 yearseach. 83. Mars-Ketu Corijunctionin Other Signs lf Mars and Ketu are in conjunctionin a sign other than their own, then qount clockwise(asVrischikabelongs 4


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to Savya group) from Vrischika to tbe Rasi in question. The Dasaperiodof Vrischikawill as perarticleT9. be 84. Saturo-RehuConjunctionin Other Signs lf thereis a conjunctionof Rahu and Saturn in a sign other tban Kumbha, then count anti-clockwise(because Kumbha refcrs to Apasavya group) from Kumbha to the Rasi in question. The Dasa period of Kumbha will be as per article ?9. 85. One Lord in Own Rasi and the Other Lord in a Different Resi (Kuja or Ketu, or Sani When one of the double-lords or Rahu) is in his own sign and the othcr is in a differcnt sign, ignore the former and prefer the latter. That is if Mars is in Vrischikaand Ketu is in Mcena, ignore Mars and prefer Ketu. The Dasa period of Vrischika will be decided Ketu as per article 79. by 86. Dual Lords in Dillerent Rasis When Mars and Ketu (or Saturn and Rahu)are in differentRasis,prefcr thc onc with an associate. If both the lords arc associatedwith other planets, preferthe one with thc greater number of associates.When both prefer thc the lords havc an equal numberof associates, one with Rasibalaby taking into consideration Chara, the Sthira and Dwiswabhava naturc of the Rasi (rasitaha pranaha), Sthira being stronger than Chara and Dwibeingstronger than Sthira. If lbe two lords swabhava equal in strength, cvcn according to Rasibala, appear then prcfer thc lord who givesthc,larger numberof years. If per chancc tbe lord who gives the larger numberof years is over-debilitated and the other lord is exalted, prefer the latter, increasing thc period by one year as per articlc 80.

Example for Chara Dasa


Exampie 19 Final the order of the Chara Dasas and their periods in the Standard Horoscope. Order of Dasas:-The 9th from Lagnais Makara. It belongsto Apashvyagroup. Therefore, the first Dasa startingfrom Lagna, r.iz., Vrishabhais continued in the reverseorder,viz., Yrishabha,Mesha, Meena, Kumbha, Makara, etc. Dasa Periods:-Let us take the first Rasi Dasa, riz., Taurus. It falls in the Savyagroup (Article lO). ihere_ fo,rethe counting must L,ein the diiect orOer. The lord of Vrishabha,viz.,Srrk,ra in Sagiitarius is the gth (nj from vrishabha. Therefore the Dasa period of vrisnabla is z-l or 7 years. "I'ake Mesha, th; next Dasa Rasi. It falls in the Savya group. The countingmust be in the dircct order. The lord of Mesha, vk., Kuja is in 7th (n) from Mesha. Hence the duration !!btg, the of MeshaDasa is 7-l =6 years. Tbe third Dasa is that of Meena.. It^ Apasavya group. The counting must therefore be in reverseorder. Jupiter, lord o-f Meena, is in the 2nd (d from Meena (iounted backwards). ThereforeMeena Dasa period is 2_ I = year, I Let us take Kumbha, a sign of jual lordship. netweei Rahu and Sani, both owning Kumbha, Rahu is with Chandra. I{ence prefer Rahu (article g6). Kumbha falls in Apasavya group. Therefore counting from Kumbha to tbe sign occupied getn as ll. Thereiore the dlration of Kumbha Dasa is ll_l:10 years. Taking Vrischika, another sign of ciual tordship, we find thaj both Kuja and Ketu are in conjunction. Thereforc as per article 83, we have to simply count (in the direct order as Vrischikarefersto Savyagroup) from Vrischika to Thula whereKuja and Ketu are in conjunction. This gives r as 12, and the Dasa period of Vrischika is


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l2-lll years. Calculating similarly tbe following are thc Chara Daras in Standard Horoscope :Dasa Vrishabha Mesha Meena Kumbha Makara Dhanus Vrischika


Simha Kataka Mithuna



"*ut,"Jo? lord.. Thereforethere is no increaseor decreascof any Dasa period given above. Example 20 Find Chara Dasasin ihe caseof a person born on 8th August I9I2 A.D. at 7-JSp.m. (I.S.T.) at Bangalore, thepositionsof planets at birth beingas given in the charl
Moon Saturn

No Rasi occupied it, o*o, is uy



Jupiter I



Dasa Order:-In the above horoscope, the 9th from Lagna is Thula, a sign belonging to Savya group. Consequently, the first Dasa, starting from Lagna, viz., Kumbha, is continued in the direct order, vlz., Kumbha, Meena, Mcsha, etc. Dasa Perlods:-Taking the first Dasa Rasi, viz., Kumbha, we find that it is a sign of dual lordship. Saturn and Rahu arc neitherin conjunctionnor in their own sign' They occupy different signs. Therefore applying articlc 86, we have to prefer Saturn, as he is associatedwith a planet. Kumbba falls in Apasavya group. Therefore from Kumbha to Saturn we counting(in thereverseorder) get n as 10. Thereforethe period of Kumbha is l0-l =9 years. Taking Mecna, the next Dasa Rasi : It also belongsto Apasavyagroup. lts lord Jupiter is in Scorpio. Countingfrom Meena (in thc reyerse direction) to the place of Jupiter we get 5 as n. Thcreforethe Dasaperiod of Meenais 5-l -4. Let us take Cancer. lts lord Moon is in Taurus. Counting from Cancer to Moon (in the order as Cancerbelongs to Apasavyagroup) we reverse As lord of Canceris get z as 3. Therefore (n-l)=2. exalted,the period of 2 yearsis to be increasedby one more year (vide article 80). Therefore the Dasa period of Canceris 3 years. Taking again Vrischika, a sign ruled by two lords, vlz., Mars and Ketu, who, in this horosshouldbe given to cope,occupydifferentsigns,preference with other planets while Ketu Mars as he is associated bas no association. Counting from Vrischika to Kuja (in the direct order as Vrischika belongsto Savyagroup) we get l0 (z). The Dasa period of Vrischika is thereforc l0-l = 9. Similarly calculated, the following is thc table of Rasi Dasasin respect of the horoscope under :consideration

54 Dasa Kumbha Meena Mesha Vrishabha lvlithuna I(ataka Simba Kanya Thula Vrischika Dhanus Makara

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900 400 400 300 200 300 t00 100 1000 900 ll 0 0 800

87. Bhukthisin Chara Dara Determination thc ordcr of succession the subof of pcriods in a Rasi Dasa is basedon the sameprinciplethat -of is employed in decidingthe order of ouccession main Dasa from the first Dasa. If the 9th from the Rasi, for ,wbich thc sub-periods are desired,bclongs to the Savya group, tben thc sub-periodsin that Rasi run in thc direct ordcr, the first sub-periodbeing that of the 2nd Rasi from the Dasa Rasi. If the 9rh falls in an Apasavya group, thcn the Bhukthis succced the rcversedirection, in thc first Bhukthi being that of the 2nd Rasi (in thc reverse dircction) from thc Dasa Rasi concerncd. Supposcsubpcriods in Vrishabha Rasi-Dasa are required. The 9th from Vrishabha, viz,, Makara bclongs to the Apasavya group. Consequcntly,the first sub-periodwill bc that of thc 2nd Rasi (considered in the rcverse order) from Taurus, viz., Aries, the 2nd, 3rd and other tub-periods bcing Mecna, Kumbha, ctc., thc last sub-periodbcingthat of Vrishabha irclf. Supposcsub-periods irom McshaRasi Dasc arc rcquircd. The 9th from Mcsha rcfcrs to Savya

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is , group. Hcncctbe order of succession direct. The first sub-period would bc that of the 2nd Rasi (direct count) from Mesha, vlz., Vrishabha, the last sub-pcriodbcing that of Mesha. 88. I)uration of Sub-periods As tbe numberof periodsis 12,the duration of a subperiod would be onc-twclfth of the duration of a Dasa pcriod. Thus in the StandardHoroscope,the Dasapeiiod of Vrishabhabeing7 years, cach sub-period or Bhukthi extendsfor 7 montbs. Example 21 Find out the order of Bhukthis tn the Chara Dasa of Yrishabhaand Mesha in the Standard Horoscopes. As thc 9th from Vrishabha refers to the Apasavya group, tbe succcrsion Bhukthisis in the converse of order, thc first Bhukthi being that of thc 2nd from Vrishabha rrz., Mesha)countcdanti-clockwise. Thc following are in Rasi :thc sub-periods Vrishabha y. m.d. Dasa Bhukthi Vrisbabha 070 Mesha do. Mecna 070 do. Kumbha 070 do. .. Makara 070 do. Dhanus 070 do. Vrischika 070 do. Thula 070 do. Kanya 070 do. Simha o70 do. Kataka 070 do. Mithuna 070 do. Vrishabha 070


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Taking the nert Dasa Mesha : the 9th from Mcsha rcfers to Savya group. Thcrefore 'the succcssion of Bhukthis will be in the direct order. The first Bhukthi would be that of Vrishabha, the 2nd from Mesha. Thc duration of each Bhukthi would be l/l2th (0"6-0) ofthe in duration of Mesha Rasi Dasa (6-0-0). Tbe sub-periods Mesha Rasi Dasa run thus :Dasa Mesha do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. do. Bhukthi Vrishabha Mithuna Kataka Simha Kanya Tbula Vrischika Dhanus Makara Kumbha Meena Mesha


y. m. d. 060 060 060 060 060 060 060 060 060 060 060 060 600

89. Sthira Dasa As the name implies, the periodsof Sthira Dasaare fixed and they are not variable. Sthira Dasa is held to be very important in determiningMaraka or death. 90. Dasa Periods For purposes of Sthira Dasacalculation,the twelve signsof the Zodiac have beendivided into tbree groups' naturc to according the Chara, Sthira and Dwiswabhava of the signs. The durations of the Sthira Dasas of a

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Chara Rasi, a Sthira Rasi and a Dwiswabhava Rasi are 7, respectively 8 and 9 Years. The following table is self' cxplanatory:Duration of Rasi Sthira Dasa 7 years Mesha tt 8 Vrisbabha 9 Mithuna ,, 7 Kataka 8 Simha 9 Kanya 7 Thula E Vrischika 9 Dhanus 7 Makara 8 Kumbha 9 Meena
It tt tt t, ,t tt



of 91. Celculation Sthira Dasa the as Two viewsare expressed regards commencement of the Dasa. Accordingto one view, Sthira Dasa starts from Lagna or the ?th whicheveris stronger. This view is by not supported Parasara. Jaimini himselfis very clear in sayingin Sutra r 4 (Adh. II, PadaIII) that the Sthira Dasa starts from the Rasi occupied by Brabma)(seeart. clcarly supports tbis view. Therefore the 35). Parasara first Sthira Dasa starts from the Rasi occupiedby Brahma Sthira Dasas succeedin the regular aqd the subsequent order. Thereis also a suggestionby somelearned men that the balanceof the first Sthira Dasa should be found by taking into considerationthe degree remaining to be


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traversed by thc Brahma Graha but this doesnot seem to have received approbation of commentators.Some thc say that if thc starting Dasa Rasi is odd, the order of would be dircct. If it is cvcn, the order would succession bc in the reverse direction. Erample 22 Find the Sthira Dasaperiods in the StandardHoroscope. As Brahma Craha Jupiter is in Aquarius,the lst Dasa begins from that sign, the duration being 8 years, The next Dasasrun in the orderof Meena, Mesha,etc., as given below : Rasi First Dasa Kumbha Mcena Mesha Vrishabha Mithuna Kataka Simha Kanya Thula Vrirchika Dhanus Makara Years 800 900 700 800 900 700 800 900 ?00 800 900 700

92. Thrikona Dasa Determincthe strongest of thc Lagna, the 5th and out the 9tb. The first Dasa will start from it. The order of will be direct or convcrsc according as the Succession starting Rasi refcrs to Savya or Apasavya group. If thc

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lst Dasa Rasi refersto Savya group, then the subsequent Dasa will succeed thc dircct order) in thc following (in manner:2nd Dasa i.. Sth from lst 3rd 9th 4th 2nd 5th 6th 6th l0rh 7th 3rd 8th 7th 9rh I lth lOth 4th I lth 8th i2th l2th Suppose first Dasa starts from Mithuna. The 2nd the Dasa would be that of the 2nd Thrikona (the 5th), the 3rd Dasa, that of Kumbha (9th) the4th, that of Karkataka (2nd) and so on. When the first Rasi refers to Apasavya group, tten just as mentionedabovobut the subsequent Dasassucceed in thcreverse order. Thus if the lst Dasa is that of Karkataka, the 3rd Dasa would be that of thc 5th from it (countcd auti-clockwise), viz., that of Meena, the third that of the 9th 1viz,, Vrischika), the fourth that of thc 2nd (Mithuna) and so on. 93. Span of Thrikona Dasa Thc span of a Thrikona Dasa should be asccrteincd by applying the samemcthod as is done in thc cascof CharaDara, i,e.,by counting in the clockwiseor anticlockwise dircction (accordingas Rasi belongsto Savya or Apasavya group) the number of Rasis intervening betwcenthc Rasi in question and the lord thcreof. Thus if the Dasa period of Canccr is rcquircd and thc Moon


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lord is in Simha, Cancer belongs to Apasavya group. Consequently count must be anti-clockwise. the Thc Moon occupies the l2th (n) and therefore the span of the Dasa would be ll years(n-l). ' Exampte 2g Determine the order and duratian of Thrikona Dasas in the Standard and Horoscope. Out of Lagna, the 5th and 9th, we find thc 5th Rasi is the strongest its numerical strength is 157.5 units as (Examplc l8). The first Thrikona Dasa must therefore start from Kanya. Kanya belongs to Apasavya group, and tbe order of successionof Dasas is reverse. The span of Dasaperiodswould be the same as in the case principle is the same. of Chara Dasa, as the undelrying The first Dasais that of Kanya, the 2nd that of Vrishabha the 3rd that of (the 5th from lst reckoned conversely), Makara (the 9th), the 4th that of simha (the 2nd) and reckoning in a similar manner, we could tabulatethe Dasasas follows:Thrikona Dasas in the Standard Horoscope
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Vrishabha Makara Simha Mesha Dhanus Kataka Meena Vrischika Mitbuna Kumbha Thula

Years 700 700 700 600 600 200 300 100 n00 800 1000 200

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in Sub-periods Thrikona Dasa The duration of a sub-period is one-twelfth of the of duration of a major period. The order of succession just as the order of succession of would be sub-periods Dasas. If the Rasi for which sub-periodsare required belongs Savyagroup, the sub-periodswill succeedin to the direct order, the first period being that of the Dasa Rasi, the 2nd beingthat of the sth Rasi, the 3rd being that of the 9th Rasi, the 4th beingthat of the 2nd Rasi, etc., rckoned clockwise. If the Dasa Rasi for which sub-periods requiredrefers to Apasavya group, then are also the above order holds good, but in the reverse direction. Take for instance Cancer. It belongs to group. Tbe first sub-period would be that of Apasavya Cancer,the 2nd would be that of the 5th (counted backwards) vfz., Pisces,the 3rd sub-period that of the 9th (countedbackwards), viz., Scorpioand so on. Example U Find the sub-periodsin the Thrikona Dasasof Dhanus andMakara in the StandardHoroscope, Dhanusrefersto Savyagroup. The reckoningtherewould be fore is in the direct order. The first sub-period that of Dhanus,the 2nd that of Mesha (the 5th from the lst), the 3rd that of Simha, etc., as follows:The duration of Dhanusbeing2ycars eachsub-period lasts for 2 months. Sub-periodsin the Thrikona Dasa of Dhanus y. m.d. Dasa Bhukthi 020 Dhanus Dhanus Dhanus 020 Mesha do. Simha 020 do. Makara o20 do. Vrishabha 020


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Bhukhti Kanya Mithuna Kumbha Thula Meena Kataka Vrischika Total

y.m.d. 020 020 020 020 020 020 020

2 0 0

Taking the Thrikona Dasaof Makara, the spanbeing 7 years,the duration of each sub-period would be 0-7-0. As Makara balongsto Apasavyagroup, the reckoning of sub-periodsshould be in the reverseorder. The first sub-period that of Makara, the 2nd that of Kanya (the is 5th counted backwards from lrlakara), the 3rd that of Vrishabha and so on as follows:Sub-periods the Thrikona Dasa of Makara in Dasa Bhukthi y . m .d Makara Makara 070 do. Kanya 070 do. Vrishabha 070 do. Dhanus 070 do. Mesha 070 do. Simha 070 do. Vrischika 070 do. Kataka 070 do. Meena 070 do. Thula 070 do. Mithuna 070 do. Kumbha 070


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95. Yarnada Dasa This is based upon the relationshipbetwecnLagna and the Varnada Lagna. We bave alreadyexplaincdin article 22 bow to calculate Varnada Lagna. In the same manner, Varnadas for the 2nd, 3rd and other Bhavas rhould be calculated. If the Lagna is odd, tbe order of Dasawould be direct; if even, revcrse. Different commentators have expresseddifferent opinions as to the startingand reckoningof VarnadaDasaand I do not proposeto deal with these controversialmatters in a book mainly intendedfor the studentsof astrology. According to some, the Dasa must start either from Lagna or from Hora Lagna wLichever is stronger. I take my clue from Sutra 16 of Pada 3 of Adhyaya IV in which Jaimini suggests that Varnada Dasa should commence from Lagna and run in the direct order if Lagna is an odd sign, and from the l2th and run in the rcverse order, if Lagna is an even sign. The counting of the Dasa should also be direct or otherwise depcnding upon the odd or evennaturc of the rising sign. Thus if Lagna is Meshaand the Varnada Lagna is Kanya, then the lst VarnadaDasa would be that of Mesha and its duration would be 6 years, the distance counted clockwise from Lagna to Varnada Lagna. If, on the other hand, the Lagnawere to be Vrishabhaand Varnada Lagna Kanya, then the first Varnada Dasa would be that of Mesha, its duration being 8 years the distance from the 12th from Lagnato VarnadaLagna, counted backwards. Thc 2nd VarnadaDasa, in tbe casec'f an odd sign, would be that Rasi, its duration being equivalent to the of the second distance between Lagna and the 2nd Varnada Rasi reckoned directly. ln caseLagna is an evensign, the 2nd Dasa would be that of 3rd Rasi from Lagna or the 2nd


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Rasi from l2th (counted in the anti-clockwise direction) the duration being the distancein terms of signs betweet order the Lagna and 2nd Varnada countedin the reverse is odd, the order of Dase Summingup, when Lagna woutd be direct. The span of a Varnada Dasa would be th interval between Lagna and the Varnada concerned in the direct order when the Lagna is odd. When the Lagna is even, the order would be converseand the duration of Varnada Dasa would be equivalent to the l2th (from Lagna)and tbe Varnada internal between.the in questioncounted backwards. Example 25 Determing a few Yarnada Dasas in the Standard Horoscope. Example5 gives the Varnada Lagna as Sagittarius and 2nd Varnada-as Vrishabha. Since JanmaLagnais and the counting will cven, the order of Dasa is converse be from the l2th, i.e., Mesha. The first Varnada Dasa is that of Mesha (the l2th from Vrishabha)' Counting from the l2th from Janma Lagna to Varanda (in the order) we get 5 as the span of Varnada Dasa' teverse Similarly, the 2nd Dasa will be that of Meena' The 2nd Varnada is Vrishabh'a. Counting from the l2th from JanmaLagnato Vrishabha, the sign of2nd Varnadarve get12as the duration of Meena Varnada. Meena Varnada 12 0 O

96. BrabmaDasa If Lagna is odd, then the Dasa commencesfrom is BrahmaRasi and the order of succession direct' If from the 7th from Lagna is even thc Dasa commences is Brahma Rasi and thc order of succession in the reverse

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of order. The spanof a Dasa, irrespective the order of beingdirect or indirect, is equivalent to thc succession the numberof Rasisinterveningbetween Rasi in question and the Rasi wherethe 6th lord from the concerncd Rasi is situated. In casewhere Lagnais Mesha and Brabma is in Vrischika, Mars occupying Kanya, the succession of Dasas would be direct from Brahma Rasi, as thc Lagna is odd. As the 6th lord from Vrischika, the starting Dasa, is the I lth from Vrischika, the spanof Vrischika Dasawould be I l-l = l0 years. The distinction between Sthira Dasa and Brahma the periods arc fixed, Dasa is that in the former scheme, commencingfrom Brahma, while the latter no though from Brahma or the 7tb from it, but doubt commences periodsare variable. the Exaoplc 26 Find the BrahmaDasasin the StandardHoroscope. an T he agnais Vrishabha evensign. Brahma is in Kumbha. Tberefore the first Brahma Dasa commences front Simha(the 7th from Brahma) and runs in tbe anti' order, viz,, Simha, Kataka, etc, The 6th lord clockwise from Simha,viz., Sani is in the 1lth from Simha. Hence of tbeperiod simha Dasais(ll-l) = l0 years' The lord of the 6th from the ncxt Dasa Rasi, 12., Jupiter is in the 8th for from Cancer. Hencethe Dasa of Karkatakaextends for 7 years. Similarlyconsidered other Rasis,we get the follorvingspans:Brahma Dasas in the StandardHoroscope l0 0 0 Simha 7 0 0 Karkataka 4 0 0 Mithuna 7 0 0 Vrishabha l0 0 0 Mesha

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ll 0 0 200 100 1200 It 0 0 400 900

Someare of opinion that in the countingof the span, as order should be followed according direct and reverse is odd or even. the Lagna 97. YogardhaDasa The first Dasa starts from the Lagna or the 7th whichever is stronger. The order of Dasa succession as would be direct or converseaccording the Rasi of the starting Dasa is odd or even. The duration of the Yogardha Dasaof a Rasj is half the sum of its Chara and SthiraDasaperiods. Examplc 27 Find the order and duration of Yogardha Dosasin the Standard Horoscope. Of the Lagna and the ?th, Lagnais stronger because is total strength moretban that of Vrischika. Vrishabha's Therefore the first Yogardha Dasa would be that of Vrishabha. As the Rasi of the lst Dasais even,the order would be reverse, ri., Vrishabha, Mesha, of succession ctc. The duration of Vrishabha Yogardha Dasa is l (Cbara Dasa of Vrishabha SthiraDasa of Vrishabha). + . ' - I ( Y r s .7 - 0 - 0 + 8 - 0 - 0 ) = 7 * y e a r s . Similarly reckoned, the following are the YogardhaDasas :and tbeir duration

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67 y.m. d.

Vrishabha Mesba Meena Kumbha Makara Dhanus Vrischika Thula Kanya Simha Karkataka Mithuna

760 660 500 .9 0 0 700 560 960 460 800 700 500 860 8300

Somescholars hold that in caseof women,the Dasa must always commence from the ?th irrespective of whether Lagnaor the 7th is stronger. NiryanaSulaDasa Considerable importance is given to this systemof Dasaby students Jaimini Astrology. Explanations of by commentatorsare vague as to the method and scope of calculating Niryana Sula Dasa. I am thereforegiving the most popularmethod. If the Lagnais an odd sign, the Dasa must start from Lagna. If the Lagnais an even sign, the Dasa startsfrom the 7th. The order is direct or converse according as the Lagna is odd or even. Tbe duration of each Dasa is 9 years. Exampte 28 Calculate Niryana Horoscope. Sula Dasa in the Standard 9t.


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The Lagna Taurus is evcn. The Dasa must start from the 7th, viz', Vrischikaand order, v2., Thula, etc' The span of run in the reverse Dasa is 9 years. The following is the order, etc' :Vrischika Thula Kanya Simha Kataka Mithuna Vrishabha Mesha Meena Kumbha Makara Dhauus Total



900 900 e00 900 900 900 900 900 900 900 10800

gg. NirYanaPhalaSula Dasa This is employed mostly for predicting the native's starts deatb. The duration of each Dasa is 9 years, It directlyor Rasi and succeeds from the 7th from Maraka according as Lagna is odd or even and "oou.trtty said to happen when the Dasa reachesthe Maraka is the ageis Maraka Rasi, which it generallydoes when in actual practice it cannot be from 54 to 63. Hence appliedto PurnaYuhoroscoPes.

100. other Dasas Thereare quite a number of Dasas dealt with by JaiminisuchasMandukaDasa,NakshatraDasa'Shu Dasa, Drug Dasa, etc., which I do not proposcto deal

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with in the course oI these Studies. Parasara bas given a number of Dasasbut only tw6, viz., Vimshottariand Ashtottari are in vogue. Even out of thesetwo, the most popular is of course the Vimshottari. Similarly with regard to Jaimini, even though the Sage deals with a numberof Dasas,sometimes casually hinting tbat a particular Dasa system should be applied for making predictionspertaiDing a particular Bhava,Chara Dasa, to Thrikona Dasa and Sthira Dasa, when properly studied and understood,should enable us to predict almost all cvents. It is for students with an investigative bent of mind to apply the variousDasasand pick out the best and the most satisfactoryone.



Determination of Longevity
f01. GeneralObservations Longevitydetermination has alwaysbeena hard nut to crack. Several methods, predictive as well as matbemalical, are in voguebut the mathematicalmethodsseem to hardly work in actual practice. Of tbe prediclive methods,rulesfor Maraka determination plustheGochara dispositionswould enableone to anticipate the probable duration of life fairly accurately. 102. Jaimini's Methods Jaimini has given a number of combinationsfor predicting longevity,the rules being scatteredin different chaptersseemingly lacking continuityof presentation and consequentlyleading a student to confusion. In these pages,I haveconfined myself to the discussionof just thoseprinciples,which, in my humble opinion, could be safelyreliedupon for accuracy. It is superfluousfor me to remind readers that these Studies are not a literat prcsentation all the Jaiminianprinciplesbut a summary of of thc essentials which I have had the occasion to test with considerable satisfaction. The various methods suggcstcd Jaimini have been groupedby mc into threc by



kinds which for tbe sake of conveniencc, f would call A, B and C. 103. Terms of Longevity All astrological writers divide the span of human tifc into three distinct categories,viz., Alpa, Madhya and Deergha short life, middle life and longlife respectively. or But the termsallottedvary with regardto differeniauthors. But the most.commonly accepted terms for purposesof application of Jaimini are : Alpayu upto 32 years, Madhyayu33 to 64 yearsand Deerghayu65 to 100years. 104. Method One Tbree setsof two factors eachare employed for asccrtaininglongevity. They are :-(a) Lords of Lagna and 8th, (D) Lagna and the Moon and (c) Lagna and Hora Lagna. 105. Alpayu Short life is indicated if out of two factors of a set (art. 104)one is in Chara and the other is in Dwiswa_ bhava, (D) if both are in Sthira, (c) and if one is in Dwiswabhava and the other is in Chara. The reckoning shouldbe made in respect all the threesetsof factors. of Thc tcrm of longevity for Alpayu is 32 years. Madhyayu Middle life or Madhyayu is indicated if out of thc two factors (o) one is in Chara and the other is in Sthira, (D) one in Srhira and the other in Chara or (c) both in Dwiswabhava. The reckoning should be made in respect of all the three setsof factors. The term of Madhyayu is 64 ycars. t06.


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107. Pornayu This is caused,if of the two factors (a) both are in Chara, (6) one is in Sthira and the other in Dwiswabhava, and the othcr in Sthira. The and (c) one in Dwiswabhava reckoningshouldbe made in respectof all the threesets of factors. The term of Purnayuis considered be l3{} to by someand 120by others. But we proposc to consider 100ycars for illustratingJaimini's principles. of 108. Reconciling ContradictoryResults If two or all the three setsof factors revcal the samc term of life, then it must be accepted. If eachset rcveals differentterms,then preferenceshould be given to thc term of life dcnoted by Lagna and Hora Lagna. If, however,when three different terms are obtained, and the Moon is in Lagna or the 7th, the term of longevity indicatedby Lagna and the Moon should be preferred. -Call the longevity obtained according to this method asA. 1(D. Calculrtion of Exect Longevity the After ascertaining term of life-Alpayu, Madhyayu or Purnayu-to which a particular nativity bclongs, the thus. If supposcxactnumberof ycars can bc calculatcd full tcrm of 66 yearsis ing Madhyayuis indicated; thc granted,providedthe lords of Lagna and the 8th arc at the beginningof thc respectivesigns occupied by them. Ifbowever they happen to be in the last degrcc of the Rasisconcerned,they give zero years in thc term and deathmay take placc at the close of Alpeyu. If they arc in thc intermediate positions, the years given by them chould be ascertained separately by rule of three. Thc tum of tbe ycarr given by the two factors (lords of Lagna

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and thc 8th) dividedby 2 would be thc actual numberof ycarsgainedin that particular category of Ayurdaya or longcvity. . Suppose Purnayuis indicatedand the lords of Lagna and the 8th are in 25oand 12" respectivelyin r,he respectivc signsoccupied by them. The lord of Lagna is rcmovedfrom the first point of the sign by 25" and at the rate of l.l year perdegree reductiondue to his position the would be 25 x l.l =27.5 years. This is as good as saying that he will give 5'5 (33-27.5) yearsas bis quota in the term of Purnayu. Similarly,the lord of the 8th, having beenremovedfrom the beginning of the sign concerned by 12", the reduction due would be 12x l.l = 13.2 years. Or the 8th lord gives19.8(33-13.2) years as his quota. The actual quotd given by these two lords is the mean given. Here the actual of tbe sum of the yearsseparately l9.R r {.{ guota $'ould bc " :Z' :-:- = 12'65 years. This must be addedto 66 from which Purnayu starts and total length of life would be 66 r' 12'65= 78.65years. 110. Summery The following formulae facilitate calculationof the cxact period of longevity:A l p a y u :( 3 o - x ) = l ' l Madhyayu : a + (30-.x) = l.l Purnayu b+(30-x)- t't : (where x : Long, of the planet devoid of a - term of Alpayu and D = term of Madhyayu). fll. signs,

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lord is in a Kendra, Panaparaor Apoklima, the term of life would be long, medium or short. Call the longevity to obtainedaccording this methodas B. Three lVlethod of Apply the aboverules in respect the strongerof thc tords of the 8th from Atmakaraka and the 8th from thc the 7th from Atmakaraka and ascertain term of life. Call ttie the longevityobtainedas C. If, however, Atmakaraka becomes Purnayu the occupies 9th from Lagna, Alpayu Madhyayuremainsas such. and viceversa.but in Tbereis a suggestion III, Pada2. tlrat in determining longevity,the Lagna and Atmakarakashouldalso be in considered the samemanncr4s Lagna and Chandra. ll2. 113. Observations are quite a numberof nrethods given As i4 Parasari, longevity. There is no hint by Jaiminifor ascertaining anywhere as to the suitability or otherwise of any particular method under any particular horoscopic that from a practiconditions. It occurs to me therefore may beadopted. cal pointof view, the followingprocedure Find out the termsof life accordingto A, B and C, by and declarethat term which is revealed the majority of considerations. Thus if Method One teveals Alpayu' Method Iwo reveals Madhyayu and Method Tnree Madhyayu, saythe .nativehas Madhyayu. lf methods 1,2 and 3 reveal different terms, then assign A, B or C according as the Hora Lagna, Lagna or Atmakaraka is the strongest. ItA. KakshaVriddhi of This meansthe increase term of longevity, Alpayu Madhyayu,and MadhyayubecomingPurnayu. becomiog

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Conditionsfor KahshaVridilhi There will be Kaksha Vriddhi when any one of thc following conditions are present. (a) The Lagnt and thc 7th have been hemmed in betweenbenefics. (D) Atma' karaka and the ?th from Atmakaraka are hemmedin betin are weenbenefics. (c) When benefics present Lagnaor are thc 7th or in a Trikona from them. (d) When benefics (e) Whon with Atmakaraka, or in the Trikonas from him. the Atmakarakabeinga beneficis not debilitated but is cxaltedor is with malefics. (/) When Guru has benefics on eitherside,or in Trikonas. (g) When Jupiter is in Lagnaor the 7tb, devoid of malefic aspectsor associations. It5. 116. KakshaHrasa This means a particular term of longcvity being to reduced the next lower one, thus Purnayu becoming Madhyayuand MadhyayubecomingAlpayu. Conditionsfor Kaksha Hrasa Therewill be Kaksha Hrasa, (a) when either the Eth or lord from Lagna or the 8th lord from the 7th becomes (D) when Lagna and the 7th arc joins the Atmakaraka, in or Lemmedin between malefics have maleficsdisposed or the 7th from Atme' Trikonas, (c) when Atmakaraka karaka is betweenmalefics or has malefics disposedin Trines, and (d) when Atmakaraka being a malefic ir with malefics. dcbilitatedor asgociated ll7. 118. Rasi Vriddhi of This meansincrease longevity by a Rasi. If tbc placcs suggestedfor benefics for Kaksba Vriddbi in art. l15 are occupiedby Full Moon or Vnus,then {hcre witl be increaseof longevity by ono Rasi Dasa.

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Rasl Hrasa This means the decreaseof longevity by one Rasi Dasa. Rasi Hrasa will be causedwhen Sani occupies the placessuggested maleficsfor KakshaHrasa. for Example 29 Find out the longevity in the Standard Horoscope. Method 1: Q) Lords of Lagna and 8th arc in Dwiswabhava and Sthira; hencepurnayu. (ii) Lagna and the Moon are in Stbira and Chara_ Madhyayu. (ttt) Lagna and Hora Lagnaare Sthira and Chara_ Madhyayu. '.. the sameterm, viz., Madhyayu by two sets of factors is indicated,acceptit. The horoscope belongsto Madhyayu category: (A): Method 2 : Lord of 8th from Lagnais Jupiter. Lord of 8th from 7th is Mercury. Jupiter is more powerful than Mercury according to Rasi Bala. Jupiter occupies Kendra. a .'. Term of Life-purnayu : (B). Method 3 : Lord of 8th from Atmakaraka Mercury. is Lord of 8th from thc 7th from Atmakaraka_Jupiter. Jupiter is more powcrful than Mercury. Jupiter bimself is Atmakaraka and is in a Kendra from Lagna. .'. Term of Life-Purnayu: (C). Atmakarakais not in the 9th from Lagna. Hence no further correctionis neccssarv.




'.' Tbe horoscope belongs to the category of Purnayu as rvealedby 2 and 3. .'. There is neither Kaksha Vriddhi nor KakshaHrasa each bccause factors for and against countcrbalance other. For Vriddhi:*(a) Atmakaraka is a benefic. (D)Atmakarakais Guru himsclf, Far Hrasa :-(a) The 8th lord from Lagnais Atmakaraka. (b)Lagna and ?th hemmed in between malefics. ' 120. Remarks In applyingtbe variousmethodsof longevitydetermination, due attention should nccessarilybe paid to tbe generalstrength thc horoscope. Mark for instance of the Itrong dispositionof Atmakarakain the StandardHoroscope. He is in Kendra from Lagna and is the strongest planct in the horoscope because the strengthoftbc of Rasi he is in. When the Atmakaraka is so stronglyposited, no matter, whateverbe the other frctors, the native will have full life. l2l.

The Msin Period of Death A number of combinations havebeen mentioned for predictingthc probabletime of death. Somescholars are of opinion that any of the Dasasmentioned by Jaimini could be applicd provided one is thorough with thc technique. Still othershold that only ShulaDasa should be made use of for predicting death. There is also a schoolof thought according which Navamsa Dasaand to Sthira Dasa should alonc be employed for purposes of Maraka period. It is our personalvicw, and ascertaining this may be taken for what it is worth, that in determining Maraka, Sthira Dasa and Shula Dasamay be tried with


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fair chancesof success. I give below some select principlesbcaringon Maraka determination. (a) If theTthfrom Atmakarakaor Lagna is occupied by Saturn,Rahu or Ketu, death occursin the lst, 2nd or 3rd part of the divisionsconcerned. That is whenthc term of lifc is Madhya, and the 7th is occupied by Sani, death can happenin the lst part of Madhyayu; if Rahu is in the 7th, in the 2nd part of Madhyayu; if Kctu is in the 7th, in the third part. This principle is applicable to all the threeterms. (D) Death is likely in the Dasasof Rasiswhichhappen to be Trikonasto the 8th house. (c) Whcn Saturn is in the 8th, death may be anticipated in the Dasa of the 8th Rasi. Here the refercnceis to the NavamsaDasa. (d) If the 8th Rasi bas mixed influences,i.e., of benefics wpll as of malefics,death is likely in the Dase as of the 8th Regi. (c) Death happensin the Dasa of a death-inflicting Rasi (in Sthita Dasa) providedthe said Dasa falls within the termsof lifp fixed for the native. Thus if a personhas Purnayuand the death-inflictingRasi Dasa rulcs before of comm[cement Purnayuterm, then death doesnot take place. (/) Death is also possiblein thc Dasa of a Rasi (i) that is hemnrcdin between malcfics; and (ii) that hat in maleficsdisposed the 8th and l2th from it. (q) Deatn may happenin the Dasa of the 8th or l2th of Rasl providedit is devoid of aspects planets other thEn weak Moo,nand Venus. (D1h mAeecs or Rudra is in the 8th or 2nd from Lagna,,Moon or Atmakaraka, de.ath takes placc in thc Dasa of the Rlsl. p*evious to the Dasa of the dcathinflictlngRasi.

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(f) Death is also possible in the Dasa of the 8th Rasi from the Sun and Venus. Brahma to ff) Longevity generally extendq from

(according Sthira Dasa). to Maheswara (&) Death is also likely in the Dasa of the Rasi hcld by Rudra. (/) Death can also take placein the Dasa laccordiqg by Sthira Dasa reckoning)of the Rasioccupied Mahesto wara, and in the Antardasasof lst, 5th and 9th Rasis from the Rasi held by the lord of 8th from Mabeswara' of (ln) The strongest the lord of the 3rd, 6th, 8th and Atmakaraka becomesthe maraka and death l2th from takesplacein the Dasaof the Rasi held by him. (n) When two or three lords as per above becomc marakas,choosethe one whose Rasi Dasa (i.e-, the Dasa to of thc Rasi occupiedby him) is appropriate the terms marakas, three Rasisbecome That is, if supposing of life. in strength. The native has Purnayu' all being equal the Suppose Dasa of 2 planetscome before Purnayu and that ofother during the course of Purnayu. Then the Maraka will be the Rasi whose Dasa falls rvithin the Purnayuspan. 122. The Sob-periodof Deatb (a) In the courseof a Maraka Dasa, death can be brought about in the sub'Dasa of tbe strongest of thc i.e., inthc lord of 6th,2nd and l2th from Atmakaraka, Rasi held by suchplanet. rub-periodof the bY (D) In the Rasi occuPied Rudra. periodsof the Navamsa Rasis hcld (c) In the minor by lord of Maraka Rasi and the 6th therefrom. SupposeMaraka Rasi is Cancer. The lordof this, and that of the 6th from it are the Moon and Jupiter rcspectively. Supposc they arc in Meena and Thula


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Navamsas respectively. Then in the lvlaraka Dasa concerned,deathcan happen in the sub-periodsof Meena and Thula. 123. Certain Bxceptions When the Dwara and BahyaRasisare affiicted, death takesplacein thcir own NavamsaDasa. Whenthe 8th lord from Lagnais exalted, there will be a gain of one NavamsaRasi Dasa,l.e.r9 years. In such a circumstance, deathtakesplacein Navamsa Dasa of Rasis,which are in a trikona from lords of Lagna.and 8th or in the Navamsa Dasa of the Rasi occupied the by lord.

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Applying the principlesgiven in articles l2l and 122. (D) The Trikona Rasis to 8th house are Dhanus, Meshaand Simha. Death is likely in the Dasa of the strongest the three Rasis, viz,, Dhanus (vide.Ex l8). of . (f) Taurusis hemmed in betweenmalefics. Hcnce Taurus is also a deathinflicting Rasi. Dhanushas a maleficdisposed the 8th. Hence it in is a death-inflicting Rasi. G) Death may happen.inthe Dasa of Dhanus (8th Rasi) or Aries (l2th Rasi) but as Aries is not devoidof of aspects planetsother than weak Moon and Veaus(1.r., . is aspected Jupiter, Sun and Mercury) it cannot cause by Maraka. Dhanusis dovoid of aspects(exceptthat of Saturn) but is associated.with Venus. Henceit acquires Maraka power. (i) Kanya and Kataka are alsodeath-inflictingRasis.

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(k) Kumbhaalsocan causcdeath as it is the Rasi occupiedby Rudra and Meheswara. (z) The strongest of the lords of the 3rd (Mars), out 6tb (Moon), 8th (Meicury)and l2th (Saturn) from Atmakarakais Mercury (videEx.16). He occupiesKumbha. Therefore Kumbha can becomea marakasign. Thusthe following Rasishaveacquired death-inflicting powcr:(b) Dbanus. (/) Vrishabha,. Dhanus. (g) Dhanus. (r) Kanya and Kataka. (k) Kumbha. (m\ Kumbha. Dlranus becomesby far the most powerful Rirsi capable causing of deathin its Dasa. As regards subthc pcriod (viclearticle 122) the strongestof the lords of 6th (Moon), 2nd (Jupiter) and thc l2th (Saturn)from Atmaof karakais Jupiter. Hcnceduring the suh-Dasa Kumbha (thc signoccupied Jupiter) thc Maha Dasaof Dhanus by in (as per Sfhira Dasareckoning) deathis likely. from the 8lst DhanusDrsa (SthiraDasa) commences year of the native and Kumbha Bhukthi starts when the years6 months. He died in his 82nd nativeis aged81, year.


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124. Preliminary Rernarks . The crux of the problenr in astrology i! horoscopejudgment. Jaimini's approachin this regard is quite unique. I have collected combinations bearing on the differentBhavasscattered differentAdhyayas. in l2S. Krrakamsa We have already seenin articlc 8 that Atmakarakais the planet who getsthc highest number of degrecsin a sign. Karakamsa the Navamsa is occupiedby Atmakaraka. 126. Physicrl Appearance Thoughtheredoesnot appearto be any suggestion anlwherein Jaimini's Sutrasthat the sign rising at birth determines personal appearance tbe and character the of personconcerned, we haveto givedue consideration yet to the sign factor. The physicalfeaturs, complcxion,etc., are to be known by the nature of Karakamsalord, the Navamsalord and Varnada Lagqa,the lastbeing speeially importantfor judging the'conplexion. Planetsrising in the Lagna,NavamsaLagna, VarnadaLagna and in Karakamsaimpart to thepersontheir respective characteristics.

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. Colours oftbe planetsare to be taken as suggested io the general astrological principles. When in Lagna, Navamsa Ltgna, Karakamsa or Varnada, Ketu and Saturnconjoin, the complexion would be light red; Rahu rod Suturn-dark; Saturn and Venus-blackish; Saturn and Jupiter-golden colour; Saturn and Mercury-bluish; Saturnand Mars-Raktasuvarna or reddish yellow; and Saturnand the Moon-white. Pranapada (art. 30) falling in Kanya gives ruddiness to the complexion and produces softnessand greater dclicacy;in Makara-fairly ruddish complexion; Simhaugly. The personlooks as though agedif Ketu occupies the 2nd flont Lagnarudha (art. l9). Saturn in tbe 2nd from the lord of the 7th frorn Upapada**makesone's appearance extremely uncouth or ugly. Mercury and Venusin the 2nd or 5th giveugly jaws and lips. Example 3l Judge the physical appearance of the native in the StandardHoroscope. The lord of Lagna is Sukra, Karakamsalord is Mar8, Navamsa Lagna lord is Mars, Varnada Lagna lord is Sukra. As Mars.andVenusare the dominantplanets,the nativepartakesof the characteri.stics Mars and Venus, of viz., fak complexion, healthy constitution, large eyes, dignifiedstatureand softness and delicacy. 127, Cha(acter and Mind Pranapada Lagna falling in Kumbha Will make the subjecta bypocrite. He will be depressed and gloomy if
*-TU" Sun to Saturn represent red, *hitc, reddish, grcen, yellow, mixcd and black colourg respectivcly. ll,3 Brihat Jataka, '* Upapada istho "Arudha Rasi" of the l2th from Lagna; in other rvords find out thc .'Arudha" for fhe l2th house as per Art. i9.


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the Moon and Rahu are in the sth of aspectthe Sth. He will be wicked and of destructiveoutur. if Moon and Rahu are in the 9th from Lagna or Atmakaraka. The Lagna_being aspected Mars is co-existent by with a quick, wrathful and passionatetemperament. An inspiraiion"i end righteous nature is revealed Karakamsahappens if to fall in Meena. The person commits sinful deeds and becomes hypocriteif Ketu joins Karakamsa,whilethe a Sun and Rahu in Karakamsaaspected Mars confersa by destructivetcnperan?ent. One becomesfirm-minde<I if the lOth from.Karakamsa not joined by Mercury but is is asppctedby other benefics. Malefics in the 3rd from Karakarnsa make one brave. If the 5th and 9th from Karakamsa are occupied by malefics but aspectedby benefics, one posssses generous instincts. Saturn in Karakamsaor in the 5th from jt indicates great nervousness assemblies.Onelacks power of expression, in clr will be an indisrinct speakerif the 2nd from Kara_ kamsa is occupied by Ketu and aspectedby matefics. The subject will be highly intelligent,if thi 5rh lord aspects Atmakaraka Lagoa. One will lead a hoppy or life if the 4th lord from Lagna (or Atnrakaraka;aspects the Lagna(or Atmakaraka).Lord of the t2th from Lagna (or Atmakaraka)aspecting Lagna (or Atmakaraka)nrakes one a spendthrift. Example 32 Judge the mental characteristics in the Standard Horoscope. ' The Lagna is aspected Mars._a quick and passio_ by nate temperament, The 5th lord Mercury is with Atmakaraka-the native was a man of precocious inteligence. He led a happy life because the 4rh lord from Lagni, viz., Sun has joined the Atmakaraka. The native was notcd



for his character. He was of swectmanners,forgiving tcmporamcnt and found of progressive and responsible movcments. Mark the disposition of Lagnadhipathiin tbc sign of Atmakaraka and Karakamsa being strongly disposed and the Sth lord Mercury joining Atmakaraka. 128. FinancielProspects By the general strength of thc horoscope and by applyingthe usual principlesof astrology,one's financial worth is to be judged. Tbe llth from Lagnarudhabcing occupiedby exalted or fricndly planetsgivcsriseto immense wealth. Thc earn. ings would be tbrough legitimate or questionabtemeans according the planetor planetsin the llth are good as or evil. lf Arudha Lagna is associated with or aspected by bencfics, nativc becomes wealthy. There uill bc thc considerable wealth if th 2nd from Lagnarudhais occupied by Venus, Moon and Jupiter. If the Arudha Rasi of tbe 7th househappens be a kendra, kona or the'3rdor to llth from Lagnarudha,the person earns a lot of moncy good fsrtunc. Arudlra Rasi of the Zth falling and amasses in the 6th, Sthor l2th from Lagnarudhawill producedifficulty in ecquiringmoney and tberewill be great poverty. Immensewealthwill be conferredif tbe Lagnarqdha (or Lagna)and the Arudha of the 7th house (or 7th hourc) are not subject to malefic argalas (see art. 45 & 46) or have benefrc argalas. Poverty will rcsult if the lord of the 8th'from Atmakaraka(or Lagna) aspects thc Atmakaraka (or Lagna). Thcrc will be destructionof wealth throrrgh assoiiation with women of ill-reputc if the 9th from Karakama8t is joined by Rahu. Thc 2nd housc from Lagnarutlhr bcing joined or aspected by beneficsor by thc lord of Lagnarudhe or Yogakaraka plancts (sceart. l,t0) conferc


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good financial prospects. The best combination for financial prosperity is an aspect or association between thc Almakaraka (or the lord of Atmakarakasign) and the 2nd lord from Atmakaraka. Example 33 Judge the financial Prospects the Standard Horoscope. in Lagnarudha,viz., Cancerhas the argalaof Mhrs, but it is counteracted the presence Moon in the l0th. by of The argalacaused to Lagnt by Saniis neutralised rhe by presence Chandraand Rahu in tbe lZth The ZtlLhouse of is subjected benefic to argalas and tbereis no counreraction of tbese argalas. The 2nd from Lagnarudha is aspectedby the I\,foon(and also Rahu) lord of Lagnarudha. The 2nd housefrom Atmakarakais aspected Sanilord by of Atmakarakasign. Conscquently subject's the financial conditionswerevery good. Mark the fact that Arudba Lagna. has tbe aspect of jupiter, Atmakaraka and a natural benefic arid that of the Sun lord of the 2nd from Arudha Lagna. Mark also the fact that Arudba of the 7th falls in the 3rd from Lagnarudha. The personearned a lot. Budha,the lord of the 8th from Atmakaraka,is with Atmakaraka. This perhaps accountsfor his having spentaway all his earnings. Health and Disease The person will be generally healthy if the 8th houseis aspectedby the lord of the 9th. The organs rcpresentedby the zodiacal signs rtrling them wiil be developed othcrwiseaccording the signs concerned or as are conjoinedwith or aspectedby benefics malefics. or Accordingto Jaimini, the Lagnaand the other bhavas in regular order typify respectively the head, face, neck, armo, stomach, shanks (jaghanam), buttocks (prishta), l?9.

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serual organs, lcgs, eyes and ears. Thc Sun or Lagna whichcvcris stronger, dcnotes the deha or body. ite Moon or Lagna, whichever is stronger, denotesthe heart. If Pitrukaraka and Matrukaraka arebeforecleha defectsit the constitution arise late in life. The situation of tbc Atmakaraka in a particular Navamsa (Karakamsa) ia taid to predispose subjectto certaintroubtesand janthe gcrs. The resultsof the location of Atmakaraka in thc diffcrentNavamsas as foilows : arc Arles:-Fear from cats, rats and simitar creatrlres. 'Taurus :-Bulls, horses and similar quadrupes. Gemini_ Frequent suffering from cutancous diseacesand an inclination towards cotpulcnce. Cancer:- Dangers from aquatic sourccs. and diseases like leprosy. Leo z-Fear from dogs and other caninc . gnimals yirgo:-Danger from fire, skin troubles and inclination towards corpufence. Scorpio:--Fear from aninrals, insects and rcptiles, Sagittarius:-Accidents from conveyances, falls from high ptaccs. Capricorn:-Troubles fiom lishes, whalcs, wild animels, women and spirits. Aqtnrius:Mental disturbanccs, fnsomnia: piscee:-Wateiy disease, particularlydropsy and sweilingof fect. The subject will be generally healthy if the Arma_ karaka is frcc fronr malefic associations and aspects.If the Moon is io Karakamsa aspectedby Mars, the person from complicateddiseases. Thc following special combinations indicatethe diseases one is likely io suffcr f1om. The sevcrity of the discasc must be judged fron thc strengthof tbe africtcd planets and the amount of rcliefgiveq by good aspecrs. (a) Swelling Tcsticlcsor Hernia :-Karakamsa in of lssociation with Gutika and aslrccted Mcrcury. by G> Ear troubles:-Karakamsa joined by Ketu and aspectedby or arsociatedwith malefics.

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(c) Whitc leprosy:-Thc Moon in the 4th from Karakamsaaspected Venus. by (d) Black lcprosy :-The Moon in thc 4tb from Karakamsaaspected Kctu. by (e) Consumption :-Mars and Rahu in thc 4th or 5th from Karakamsa disposesone to consumption. If thc Moon aspects Mars, thc disease becomcs incurabte. (f) Tumours and abscesses are caused by thc presencc Mars iu the 4th from Karakamsa: or thete of will be cruptions, boils or skin discascs. (g) Dropsy : Kctu in the 4th from Karakemsa. (h) Gastric troublcs are caused Rahu or Ketu is if in the 7th from Lagnarudha. Thc most important factors are tbe Lagna, the sign occupied by Atmakaraka and Karakamsaand the 6th from these places. In general, affiictionsto the 6th from Atmakaraka Rasi antl Karakamsa producemore serious conscquences than tbose to the 6th from Lagna. The relative affiction possessed by the 6th housefrom each of the above factors sbould be taken into consideration. Example g4 Jtrdgethe nature of healthof thenative in the Standard Horoscope. Thc 8th houseis aspected Saturnlord of the 9th. by The nativc was generally healtby.The 6tb from Karakamsa is occupiedby Moon and the 5th lord from Karakamsa ic in a benefic sign. Again thc 6rh from Atmakaraka has the aspectso[ Mercury and Atmakaraka Jupiter. Thc native neversuffered from any serious disease ill-health. or The 9th from Atmakaraka is occupied by two malefics Kuja and Ketu. Thc 9th rulesfcct. It was during Tbula Dasa (Sthira) rhat his left foot bccame slightly rwollcn end this rcmaincdpracticallytitl his derth.

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130. Educational Procpects Accordingto Parasara, education is generally ascortained from the 4th house. Jaimini's treatmcnt of thc subjectbearingon educationis not cxhaustive. He gives a few combinations proficiencyin differentbranches for of knowledge. It is for readersto put theseprinciplcs into ruch useas tbey deem fit. Jupiter in Karakamsa the 5th from it gives proficiency in grammar, Vedasand Vcdangas.fulercury Karakamsaor Sth from it indicates in a good insightinto Meemamsa,Mars in Karakamsa in or thc 5th from it gives high legal education. Whenthc Moon is in Karakamsa or in tlre 5th from it, it makes one a musician or gives him scholarship literature, in Ketu in Karakamsa in thc 5th from it givesproficieney or in mathematics. When the above combinationr are aspected Jupitcr, the personbecomes versatilegenius. by a Example 35 Indicate the educational prospects in the Standard Horoscope. The 5th from Karakamsa is occupiedby Moon and aspected Budha. The subject possessed by great scholarship in literatureand was a lover of music. Mark also the association tbc 5th lord Mercury witb Atmakaraka, of Judgedfrom Parasara's methods, thc houseof education is stronglyfortified by being aspccted the lords of the by 4th, 5rh and Jupiter. Parcuts The generalsignificators the Pitrukarakaand Matrukaraka arc determined pcr article ll. The good disposias tion of the 4th from Arudha Lagna and the Matrukaraka is necessary getting a good and lou3-livcd mothcr. The for l3l.


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faiher will be long-livcd if the Pitrukaraka and rhe 9th from Arudha Lagna are not affiicted. 132. Brothersand Sisters The third housefrom Upapadarulesyoungerbrothers and sistersand the eleventh house from Upapadarules elder brothers and sisters. There will be death of brothersif tbe 3rd or llth frorn Upapada Lagna (or lord of Upapada)are occupiedby Rahu and Sani. The mother will have abortionsif the 3rd or llth from Upapada or its lord is occupied by Venus. The personwill havea number of brothersand sistersif Mars, Jupiterand the Moon are in the llth and 3rd houses frorn Upapadaor its lord. The elder brother rvill die if the llth from Upapadaor its lord is aspectedby Saturn 4nd Mars. If the house affiicted is the 3rd, rhen the youngerbrotherwill die. Mars in the llth or 3rd liom Upapadaor its lord, aspected Saturn, will causethe by deathofall brothers,exccptingthe native. The person will haveelderor youngersisters accordingas the I i tb or 3rd fr<;nrUpapadais occqpiedby its lord or Ketu. No clue is given for ascertaining actual numberof the brothersand sisters. Obviouslywe haveto fall on the general principles judge the numbertaking into conand siderationthe navamsas gainedby the 3rcjand I ith bhavas or Bhratrukaraka. Example 36 Judgeeventspertaining lo parents and brothers ond JiJterJ in the Stahdard Horoscope. Parents:-Pitrukaraka is Sun. Matrukaraka is Mercury. The 9th from Arudha Lagna is aspected Saturn as well by as by Venus, whiie Pitrukaraka bimself is aspected by

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Kuja, Kutu, Rahu and Chandra. Pitrukaraka Sun is with Atmakaraka. Pitrubhava may be said to be fairly wcll situated. The father died when the native was aged rbout 37. The 4th from Arudha is considerably aflicted by being occupied Kuja and Ketu and aspectedby Ravi. Thc by cvil is tempered sligthtly by the aspect Budha and Guru. of MatrukarakaBudhais equally affiictedby lris situationin thc 8th house from Arudha and by being aspectedby Kuja and Ketu. The dcath of the Eother occurredin the Dasaof Thula (ShoolaDasa). Mark the fact of Tbula Esthe 4th from Arudha Lagna being affiicted. Brothers-Bhratrukaraka is Moon. Tbe Upapada Lagnais Mesha. The third from it is occupiedby malefic Saturnand the I lth by a bencfic and two malefics. He had one clder brother who predeceased the native (the llth lord himselfis Saturn). f 33. Marriage In judgiag the affairsof nrarriage accordingto Jaimini, the starting point is tbe Upapada. And all the following combinations have reference the Upapada. But we aro to also askedto considerthe 2nd and 7th houscs and their lords from Upapadaas well as Darakaraka. The wife or husbandwill be handsomeand domesticated the 2nd if houseis occupiedby beneficsor has a predominanceof beneficshadvargas Jupiter and the Moon occupythe or ?th from Karakamsa. The rvife comesfrom a respectable or low family accordingas the 2nd lord is exalted or in a beneficsignor debilitatedor in an inimical sign. If the 2nd houseis occupiedby an exaltedplanet the personwill have many wives. The wife will be a learnedwoman if the 7th from Karakamsa has the aesociationof Mcrcury. The person will be married to a woman in a forcign 'country


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if tbe Moon is in the 7th from Karakamsa. If the 2nd househappens be a maleficsign or occupied or aspecto ted by a maleficplanel, thc wife will dic (early). In this particularcoDtext, Sun shouldnot be considerdd a tbe as malefic. The wife will be oitjer than the husband if Saturn joins rhe 7th from Karakamsa. The pcrsonwill marry or will have liaison with a widow if Rahu is in the 7th from Karakamsa. Mars or thc Sun in a similar position indicates that tbc marriage partner will be deformed. Wife's death will not happcnif the Sunjoins the 2nd houseor the 2nd house happcns to be Simha. Benefics aspecting the above combination lessen or . neutralise evil. More than one wife shouldbe predicthc led in case the 2nd from Upapada is occupied by an exaltedplanet or it happensto be Gemini, If, however, the 2nd houseis occupiedby Atmakarakaor its own lord, then death of wife will take placelate in life. The person will be obliged to reject rhe wifc through scandals if Saturn and Rahu join the 2nd. The wife wilt be sickly and suffersfrorn varioustypcsof diseases when the following combinations present:-: are Venus and Ketu in the 2nd or aspectingthe 2nd from Upapada-menstrul'or lvomb disorder hrercury ; and Ketu-thinning of the bones; Saturn, Sun and Rahu-wasting disease; Saturnaid Mars, the 2nd being Virgo or Gcmini-Peenasaroga; Mars and Saturn, the 2nd being Arjes or Scorpio-Peenasaroga; Jupiter and Saturn, the 2nd beingthe sign of Mars or Mercury-car troubles; Jupiter and Rahu, the 2nd being a sign of Mlrs or Mercury-dentaldiseases; Sani and Rahu, the 2nd being Virgo or Libra:windy complaints such as dropsy. The evils in thc abovecascs will be conriderably lessened benefic aspects. Marriage proves miserable by

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when both Upapada and Atmakaraka signs have their &cond housos considerably affiicted. Examplc 37 Analyse the 7th house in tlze Stundqrd Horoscope. Karaka for wife is Kuja. The 2nd from Upapadais a benefic sign and the 2nd lord occupies a benefic (but neutrat) sign. The wife came from a respectable family. The 2nd houseis aspectedby two first-rate malefics and the wife shouldhavc died very early had it not beenfor the fact that Darrkaraka Mars is in a benefic sign aspected benefics(including the by Sun who is alsobenefic). Consequently wifc lived rill the the native was aged about 48. Mark the fact that .the 2nd from Upapadais aspectedby Mars. The wife clied dueto excss bleeding the time of an abortion. of at 134. .Combination to Applicable Womeri A woman having Jupiterin a trine from Mercuryor Lagnain her Navamsachart becomeschasteand dcvoted to her husband. Similarresults produced are whenVenus is in Lagna. Ketu in La'gnaor irr a trikona from Lagna (in the Navamua) makes tbc lady filthy and repulsivc.She will be wcll disposed and highl-v intclligentif the Moon is in Taurusin Navamsaand Mcrcury and Venusare in the 4th from Lagnain Navamsa. Wlien Saturnis in Navamsa Lagna or in a trikona from it, the woman will bc masculine appearancelacking feminine grace, beauty in and delicacy. She will become vindictive, filthy, ,uncouth and indolentif Kctu is in NavamsaLagnaor in a trikona from it. Whem Lagna is aspectedbv Mars, the rvomanbccomesextremely passionateand wrathful. She will be vile, lustful and debased Navamsa Lagna if Rasihappens bethe l2th or 9th from Janma Lagna to


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Rasi. The Moon and Venusin Hora Lagna renders the lady amorous and sensuous. If the Navamsa of Hora Lagna is in conjunctionwith Ketu or aspected malefics by she becomesan adulteress. The woman woutd be so cruel-hearted and debased to murder her husbandif the as 8th from Upapadais aspected Mars and Ketu. by The Sun in a trikona from Lagna i.n the Navamsa brings about widowhood. The Moon in the 3rd from Atmakarakaor from Lagna or from Varnada Lagnadefinitely causeswiciowhood. lvlarsand Ketu occupying the 8th from Hora Lagnais a clefinite signof earlywidowhood. t35. Children The 5th house from Upapadaindicates , progenywhile the 5th housefrom Lagna is also connected with issues. given in this article refer to these All combinations two factors. We are also askedto considerthe 5th from thc lord of Upapadain judging matterspertainingto children. Therewill be a numberof issues born whenthe llth housefrom Upapadaor the 5th housefrom Upapadalord happensto be an even sign. Predictthat the personwill have a number of children if tbe sth from Upapada happens be an odd sign or the Sun and Rahu are in the to Tth from Upapada or its lord. Only one issue will be born when the 5th from Upapadais occupied the Moon. by The personwill have no childrenif Mercury and Saturn join the 7rh, or the Navamsaof the planet in the 7th, or the 7th lord or the Navamsa of the 7th lord. When affiictionis lessened, predict issueslate in life. The subject will adopt a child in caseMars and Saturn occupythe 7th or llth from Upapada. If in the Navamsachart, Mercury is in a trikona from Lagna, the wife becomes barren.

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fudge details peftaining to children in the Standard Horoscope.

The 5th frgm Upapadais an odd sign. The 5th lord from Upapadais in the llth from Upapadaand is fairl:r Etrong. The subject had a numberof issues. 136. Profession In Parasari, the l0tb house rules occupation, fame and bonour. But in Jaimini.Karakemsa seemsto play important part in indicatingthe natureof profession one is likely to pursue. Though the particular nature of the occupation difficult to judge, yct by a careful study and is investigation themethodsformulatedby Jaimini, it may of bc possible discover principleswhich could give a defito nite clue in tbe matter of choice of profession..Thc followingcombinations to be appliedwith reference are to Karakamsa.If the Karakamsaor its l0th is not occupied by any planet,take the tord of tbe lOth from Karakamsa and judge profession considering his positjon in the Navamsa. The Sum in Karakamsaconferspolitical leadership or Stateservice. Full Moon and Venusin Karakamsa give riseto authors,preceptors and to thosewho makea living by the dissemination knowledge. When Mars is in the of amsaof Atmakarakathen a profession involving dealing with factories, printing presses, chemicals, fires and metallurgy will be involved. Mercury makes onc a businessman, sculptor,artist, cloth merchant and wellversedin classical lore. Jupiter in Karakamsaproduces a decp scholar in religious subjects and a profound philosopher. Venusin Karakamsagivesrise to autbors,rulers, ministersand Governmentofrcers. Saturn makes one a


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well-knownbusinessman.When Rahu is in Karakamsa, the pcrsonekesout livelihood by Dhanurvidya or as a druggist,swindleror a professioninvolving manufacture of machinerY or one may become a mechanic. Ketu i render$ personearn his livelihoodby fraudulent and the deceitfulmeans. Rahu and Ravi in Karakamsadevoidof affiictions indicatedoctors solely dealing with poisonous drugs,or preferably chemists and druggists; one livesby the art of swindling othersif Karakamsa Rasi fallsin the signof Gulika (seeart. 34) and aspected Moon. The by personlivesby the performanceof sacrificesand other joined by Keru is religiousceremonies when Karakamsa aspected Vcnus. The Sun and VenusaspectipgKaraby kamsarnakes one an ambassador servantof the Crown. or Tbe Sun in thc lOth aspected Jupiteralone-the person by livesby protectingcattle, i,e,, by running a dairy farnnor the like. Malcficsin the 3rd and 6th from Karakamsa give lise to agriculture and gardening,Guru in the 9th fronr Karakamsadenotes incomethrough largeestates or landedproperties. One may taketo alchemy thc Moon . if occupyingKarakamsais aspectcd Venus. Thc person by will be a doctor if the Karakamsa occupied by Moon is aspected Mercury. If Saturn occupies Karakamsa by or the 4th from it, the pcrson becomes skillcd in using arms may take to policeor military career. and consequently or Qne becomcsa watch-maker horologistif Karakamsa or the 4th from it is joined by Ketu. Rahu in the position suggested abovemay give a professionlikc manufacturing machineryor mining. The Sun or Mars in the 4th from Karakamsamakes the person live by bearing diffcrcnf kinds of arms. The Moon and Jupiterin the Karakamsa or in rhe 5th from it indicatcrthat the person becometa famous writer, author, editor or a journalist. If instead of Jupiter,Vcnusjoins the aboveposition, thc personwill

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One becomes be a mediocrewriter, author or a greatpoet or iiterateurif Sukra alonejoins Karakamsaor the 5th from it. Guru in the aboveposition confersalliound knowledgeand the person becomesan author. A a trerson becomes high official of the Government if Guru Sukra occupie$ 5th from the lords of Lagna and the the or from lords of Lagna and the 7th are ?th. If malefics positedin the 3rd or 6tf , one becomesa Commander. When the m'alefic arrd benefic influences in respect of Karakamsaare evenly disposed,. the subject becomesa leaderof his corirmunity. It will be seen from the above that the positionof Karakamsa and the disposition qf planets in certain from it are the main coasiderationsin houses determining the avocationor nature of livelihood. The strengthof the combinations will be augmentedor weakenedaccording as the planetsand signs concernedare. under benefic or malefic argalas. A carefulstudy of the sutras suggests that the following allocationof professions could be made to the differentplanets. The Sun:-Presidents, Kings, Ministers and other high ranking Governmentservices. The Moon::- Ministers and high officers of the Governmcnt. Mars :-Commanders-in-chief, scientistsand fire industries. Mercury : Professors philosophy, authors, artists, of journalists,editors, lawyers, intellecsculptors,weavers, tuals and evenbusinessmen. Jupiter :-Priests, judges, professorsof philosophy and leadersin general. Venus: Officialsof the Government, ambassadors and representatives ruling heads. of 7


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Saturn: Ordioary or comrpon professions,manufactureof arms and. ammunitions, hardware merchants, printing, body-guards, etc. Rahu:-Thieves, body-guards, doctors and healers. Kelu;-.Servan'ts, labourers, dlivers, mechanics. qasons and brick-layers. Example39 Judgc rhe profession in the Stanilard Horoscope. Neitherthe Karakamsanorthe lOth from Karakamsa haveany planetsin them. The l0th lord from Karakamsa is associatedwith the Sun, Venus and Mars, while the l0th is aspected Rahu and Ketu. Consequently,the by strong positionof thc 1Othlord from Karakamsaand his associationwith the planets mentioned above should decidethe profession, viz., Saturn-businessman Mars: dealingwith printingpresses,etc; Venus-author. Thus diffcrent pro fcssionsare indicated. lg7. Source Deatb of Wc bavealreadydiscussed articles l0l to 123the in methods of ascertaininglongevity and death-inflicting Rasis. In the course of this article, I shall recordthe circumstances underwhich dcathactually takesplace,i.e., whetherthe end will be natural, violent, or peacefuland the character the violent, natural or peaceful death. of I have merelygiven the principlescullcd out from Jeimini and it is for readersto convince thcmselvcsabout their practicalapplicabilityor otherwise. 138. Nature of Death According to commentators of Jaimini, Dushta Marana, or violent end means dcath caused by fires, cxplosions,cartbquakes,drownings, volcanic eruptions,

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falls from eminences, etc. SubhaMarana or natural death meansthc end being brought about by feuers and other diseases.When malelics are in the 3rd from Lagna or Atmakaraka, tbe person will have an unnatural death. Benefics denotenatural death. Here also good aspects interposing amongaffiictions and bad aspects interposing amongbcneficdispositions will often change the natureof dcath. In considering following combinations, the whenevera conjunctionis meant,aspectis also automatically implied. When the 3rd housefrom Lagna or from Atmakaraka is conjoinedwith (or aspected hy) the Sun, death will be due to politicaloffences, vl'z., hanging, beheading, etc.; Mars-fire, weapons and injuries; Saturnand Gulikapoisons, snake-bites, incarcerations and drownings; and Moon and Gulika-by eatinghard anct indigestible food. Death can happe by snakc-biteif Rabu anC Ravi are in n Karakamsa. When the 3rd housefrom Lagna or from Atmakaraka is occupied(or aspected) the Moon, deathwiil bc due by to coosumption Saturn-windy diseases, ; rheumatism ; Ketu-dropsy and other warery diseases Jupitcr_ ; indigestion, vornitings and inflammation of the phlegm; Venus-sexual and femalediseases such as syphillis and gonorrhoea. Whcn a number of planets are connected with the 3rd house, death will be caused various conby plicationsand miscellaneous diseases. Whentbe houseof death,i.e., the 3rd from Lagna or Atmakarakais occupiedby benefics, death takes placein holy places,or near temples, cburchesand mosques. If maleficsare in the 3rd death takes placein evil surroundings, i.e., in places wheresins are comrnitted. The native will be conscious or unconsciousat the time of death


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according as the 3rd is occupied(or aspected) by Jupiter and Venus,or other planets. Example 40 Find the nature and sources death in the Standard of Horoscope. The third is Cancer,a benefic sign and it is not occupied by any malefics. The person should have a natural death. The third is aspected by three planets-Sun, Mercury and Jupiter-the .strongest being Jupiter. The end was due to somesort of inflammationof the phlegm and he wasconscious his whenhe breathed last. 139. Yogasin Jainini For purposes ofconvenience,I proposeto deal with Yogas as per Jaimini system under three distinct categories,viz., Raja Yogas, Arishta Yogas, and MiscellaYogaswhich includeSanyasa neous Yogas, VahanaYogas, ctc. 140. Raja Yogas When Janma Lagna, Hora Lagna and GhatikaLagna are aspectedby a planet, a powerful Raja Yoga is caused and the personbecomes king or an equalto him. a If one or two of the Lagnasare aspected,then the Yoga is not formed. It is not clearwhetherall the threeLagnas should be aspected by the same planet or by different planets. and A Raja Yoga is said to ariseif in Rasi, Navamsa Drekkanathe Lagna and the 7th are conjoined with or aspected a planet. The personbecomesa king. The by intensityof the Yoga is reduced aspector association if of a planet is not found in all the six factors. tf the samc planet aspects,the Yoga becomespar excellence.

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Raja Yoga can also arise if either in (a) Navamsa or in (6) Drekkanadiagrams,the Lagna, Hora Lagna and Ghatika Lagna are aspected by (or associated with) a planet. In all the above cases, the condition for the existenceof an all-powerful Raja yoga is that all the three factors and not merelyone or two should havc the relationship a planet. By implication_and the comof mentatorsseemto confirm this, it meansthat if only one factor (Lagna or Hora Lagna or Ghatika fagna; is involved,the yoga can operate nominally or formally. Somecommentators hold that the tbree factors (fagna, Hora Lagna and Ghatika Lagna) should U" aspect"J by the sameplanet. When Mars, Venus and Kctu are in mutual aspects or in the 3rd from eachother, an ordinary type of Raja Yoga known as Vaithanicawill arise, confeiiing on ttre nativedistinctionand fame. Raja Yogasare formed under the foilowing condi_ tions : (l) When the2nd,4th and 5th from Atmakaraka are equalin strengthor are occupied by benefics,(2) when the 3rd and 6th from Atmakarakaare of equat itrengtn or are occupied by malefics and (3) when the 2nd,4th and 5th from the lord of Lagna or from the lord of the 7th are occupied or aspecredby benefics. When the intluences mixed,one becomes equal to a ruler but are an not an actualruler. Tbe position of Venus in Karakamsain highly favouredas it is said to confer immense fortune and life. The following are also Raja yogas capableof confer_ ring differentgradesof poliriual po*.., fame, and rank consistent with their vitality.


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(a\ Lords of Lagna and the 5th in conjunction, and exaltedor debilitatedor in their own Navamsas-a great ruler. (b) Wben the Yoga is merely due to an association betweenlord of Lagna and the 5th, or 7th and 5th, it ratber late in life. makesitself expressed (c) Venus,Mars and Ketu in AtmakarakaRasi and from it-a king. 2nd and 4th respectively (d) The strong disposition Lagna, the 7th and 9th of -political power. (e) Samenumber of planbtsin Lagna and the 7th : Raja Yoga fonns but it wiil be enjoyed by the native late in life. (f) Equal number of planets in Lagna and 4thfame and honour. (g) Jupit.t and Moon in Lagna and the I lth respectively or in Lagna and the 7th aspectedby beneficsRuler. (h) Raja Yoga in early life if Mercury and Jupiter by in Lagna and llth or Lagna and ?th aspected benefics. (D Venusand Moon in conjunction with or aspecting Atmakarakaor the 10th from him. (j) Moon in the 7th in conjunctionwith or aspected by benefics-aservantof the Crown. (k\ Thrikonas and Kendras devoid of bencficsof 6ervant king. or (/) Benefics planetswitf beneficvargasoccupying Atmakaraka Rasi or the l0th from it-ntoderatc Raja Yoga. (m) The Moon in the 4th or I lth from Jupiterin Navamsa-Fame and power. (n) Benefics Jdnma Rasi and in the llth and lOth in in Navamsa-fairly powerful Raja Yoga. (o) The Lagna and AtmakarakaRasi bcing occupied by or aspected exaltedplanet-a ruler.

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(p) The Navamsa Rasi of Atmakaraka same as Lagna or JanmaRasi or thc Rasi occupiedby Jupiter_ Raja Yoga of a fairly high order. (q) Same numbcr of benefics Arudha Lagna and in the NavamsaRasi of the 9th-political power. (r) Maleficsin the 3rd and 6th frorn Atmakarakaor Arudha Lagna-Ruler. Wc are askcdby Jaimini to study Raja yogas, when the startingpoint is not definitcly mcntioncd, from Lagna, Atmakarakaand the 5th. Raja Yogasgiven by Jaimini havenot been testedas his mcthod has not beenin vogue. It is for readers to try, apply thc various yogas to practicatexample and then sechow far they could be madc usc of for prcdicting powcr and fame. Example 4l Describe Raja Yogas, if any, in the Standard Horos_ cope. The following Raja yogas are present:_ (a) Janma Lagna is aspected Kuja and Ketu. by Hora Lagna and Ghatika Lagna arc aspected the same by planets,viz., Jupiter, thc Sun and Mercury_hencea fairly powerfulRaja yoga. (b) The Navamsa Lagna, Hora Lagnaand Ghatika Lagna are occupied by Jupitcr, Rahu and Ketu respec_ tively*fairly powerful Raja Yoga. (c) Excepting lOth Kcndra, all theotherKendras the and Thrikonasarc devoidof occupation benefics. by (d) Karakamsais the samesign as the JanmaRasi. It might interest rcaders to learn that the native enjoyed all the blessings Raja yoga, short of wielding of porver.


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Arishta Yogas These refer only to dire misfortunes. But I have included in this section combinatio : that make one diabolicalor criminal in his temper.The following cornbinationsshouldbe of special interest. Ketu in Karakamsa-thief; the Sun and Rahu in Karakamsaaspected Mars-delights in setting fire to by others' houses Ketu in the Karakamsa aspectedby ; Budha and Sani-becomesa eunuch. The shadvargas of Sukra and Kuja predominating in the 9th from Karakamsa-seeks sexual gratificationthrough women other than his own wife. The person will be hen-peckedif tbe from Karakamsa is aspectedby or associated with 9th Guru. Malefics the 2nd and 8th from JanmaLagnaor in JanmaArudha-misfortunes and poverty.Mercuryin the of l2th from Lagnarudha=-loss moneythrough litigation. Same number of planetsin the 2nd and l2th or 5th and 9th or l2th and 6th or l0th and 4th-imprisonment.Same numberof planetsin the 2nd and 9th-great misfortunes. Rahu in the Arudha of the 5th houseaspectedby the havingthe shadvargas of Sun-loss of sight. Karakamsa with Sani, Rahu Saturn or Karakamsa beingassociated or other malefics-thenativewill be an illegitimateissue. makesone to administer poisonto Gulika in Karakamsa others.Or he will himselfdie bypoisonbeingadministered to him. 142. MiscellaneousYogas grouped here will be found Someof the combinations usefulin gratifying the curiosities the limited fcw to be of who may be interested in things other tban purely mundane. A person gets vehicles and horsesif the Moon and or Venus are in mutual aspects the Moon is in the 3rd


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from Venus or both are in the 2nd. If the Moon and Venus aspect the 4th from Karakamsaone acquires fine and beautiful houses. Rahu and Sani in the 4th from Karakamsa give houses built in stonewhile Kuja and Ketu enable one to acquirehouses built in brick. When the Sun is in the 4th, he lives in thatched huts and improvised structures. Malefics in the 2nd from Upapadareveal that one becomesan ascetic. If the Moon and the Tth are in conjunction with benefics,one becomes mahant or a a religious head. If theAtmakaraka occupies Navamsa Kumbha, the of the personbuildstanksand choultriesand lays parks for public benefit. He will also be inclinecl do charitable to deedsif the Karakamsa happens be Meena. One will to have Moksha or final emancipation beneficsoccupythe if l2th from Karakamsa, if KarakamsabeingAriesor or Sagittarius occupiedby Ketu. One will havedevotion is for Siva,Gouri,Lakshmi,Shanmukha, Vishnu, Sambasiva, Durga and Ganapathi, providedKarakamsa has the associationof Ravi, Chandra,Sukra,Kuja, Budha,Guru and Ketu respectively.The person will worship Kshudra devathas lowerforinsof deitiesif Karakamsa or beingan immovable sign and joined by Saturnor Venus. Similar resultsaccrueif Amatyakarakais in Karakamsa. One s becornea mantravadiif both the 5th and 9th from Karakamsahavssag maleficeach. Faitlr in God should be judgedfrom the Devatakaraka. lf the Devatakaraka a is benefic will worshipa benevolentdeity; if a malefic he a crueldeity. The devotion will be sincereor otherwise according the Devatakaraka exalted and otherwise as is strongor debilitated otherwise or wcak.



Timing Events
143. General Remarks Timing or calculation of future events has always beena hard nut to crack. The birth horoscope signifiis cant for the whole life and according to Parasari, the duo to variouscombinations results come into operation during the variousDasasand Bhuktis influenced some to extent by the Gochara or transits of planets. Here in Jaimini,we have a unique method of approachto the whole problemof direction. Thereis no mention of eitber planetaryDasasor Gochara, though nevertheless there in are suggestions works like JathakaRajeeyaandVanchanatheeya which are mainly based upon Jaimini that Rasi Dasa influences affcctedby transits. Thereare quite are a number of Dasasin Jaimini and these havc beenreferred to in article73. What are the speci6cconditions under which the different Dasa systemsshould be apptied to differcnt events No clear instructionshave been given ? in this matter by the commentators, evcn though hereand therea hint is thrown, upon whichone hasto draw one's own infcrences. Pandits,with whom I had the pleasure of discussing mattcr, are of divided opinion. Some this say that Chara Dasa is the Sage's favourite system for predictingall important evcnts, basingtbeir authority on Adhyaya l, Pada2, Sutra l2l,in u,hich Jaimini saysthat

' Unfevourable Dasas Rasi rc1 L tl "all combinations mentioned earlierfructify during or in the begirningof the various Rasi Dasas". I am unable to offer any concretehelp in this regard for the number of horoscopes which I have applied the variousDaras of to Jaimini are not adequate enoughto warrant any categorical opinionsor statements. I would rather rely upen 1ls opinionsof scholars until forced to revise my views by what I would call "experimentalevidencc". Sthira Dasa is supposed be equallyreliable not only in asccrtaining to Ceath but alsoin predicting othcr eveDts while Thrikone Dasa in the casesworked out by our ResearchSection have yielded encouragingresults. Niryana Shula Desa appears be quite usefulin predicting deathof parents, to brothers, sisters and relatives,while Niryana ph:rlaShula Desa,mainly intended for predicting one's own demise and probablyappiicable only Madhyayus-horoscopes, to could be considered be purcly of academic to interest. It - occurs to md that all the various methods of Dasa reckoninggrew sideby siele aud wereattemptsto develop correctmethodsof timing eveDts, probablyby a process of hit and miss. As my task is not to advocatebut to - simply rendera faithful accountof Jaimini'sprinciples,as I bave understoodthem, I leave it to my intelligent readers decidefor thcmselvesthe choiceof a Dasa. I to can only add that tbe consensus opinionis in favourof of both Chara and Sthira Dasas for predictingimportant cvcnts, and Niryana Shula Dasa for ascertaining the pcriodsof death of one's parents, brothers, sisters, wife and rclatives. 'Rcsults 144. Natureof As in Parasari,several considerations have tqbe taken notc of in judgingthe results Dasasand Bhuktis. As of a gcneralproposition,it may be statedthat a Rasi during


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its Dasa generally givesthe resultspertainingto the house it refers to from Karakamsa or from Arudha Lagna. Rasisoccupiedby exalted planets,or tbeir own loids, generallyconfer favourableresultsin their Dasas. Apart from tbe relation a particular Rasi whose Dasa is under consideration bearsto Karakamsa,Atmakaraka, etc.,the capacity a Rasi for producing of beneficor mischievous resultsseem to depend to a large extent upon certain harmonious inharmonious or dispositions planets of from the Rasi concerned. Thus malefics the 2nd give finanin cial losses. When the 5th Rasiis occupied the Sunor by the Moon in associationwith Saturn, or the Moon and Rahu are in the 6th and 8th, the subject comesunderthe wrath of the Government. On the otherhand, the Sun's dispositionin the 6th gives favours from superiors and access wealth. When maleficsare on either sideof the to Rasi, or in the 8th, or in the Rasi concerned,therewill be troubles, nrisfortunes,losses and a generally unfavourable period during the Rasi Dasa. The positions of Guru in a Kendra is recommended.In the above combinations and the followingones, I am supportedby works suchas Vanchanateeya, which bave been primarily basedon Jaimini. The following rules of Dasa interpretation, culledfrom the same sources, may be taken note of : (a) A Rasi Dasa confers wealthif the Moon and Venusare in the 3rd, (D) loss of wealth if these planets are in the 12th, (c) Rahu in the l2th-fever and other bodily ailments, (d) Rahu in the Rasi, foreign travels, (e) malefics in the 9th-danger to father. Taking the Dasa Rasias corresponding Lagnaand considering to the beneficor maleficinfluences centeredon the appropriate Rasjsthe-refrom, fortunate or unfortunateresultsmay be anticipatEd. Tbus if maleficsare in tbe 4th, we have to infer mother'shealth will be in danger.

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Of the Dasasof the variousRasis, thoseof Thula; Kataka,Vrishabha, Mesha,Dhanus,Kanya and Mithuna give rise to favourable results, the are said to generally gooddecreasing graduallyfrom Thula to Mithuna in the order given above. Simha, Mesha,Kumbba, Vrischika and Makara generally confer evil results,the degree of evil increasing graduallyin the order given above. In short, the natureof the resultsof a Rasi Dasashouldbe measured a consideration the strengthor weakness by of of the lord and the affictions the lord and the Rasi are eubjected to. Upon the hint given by Jaimini in the last sutra of Adhyaya l, Pada2, to which reference madein article is 143we may formulatea generalprinciplethat the results pertaining to a certaincombinationwill come into fruition in the Dasa and Bhukti of the Rasis involved in the formation of the concerned combination. Take for instance,Adhyaya I, P. l, S. 42. The Moon and Venus in the 4th from Karakamsagive palatial buildings. Suppose Karakamsa is Mesha. Then the combination has referenceto Karkataka or the 4th. The Dasa of Karkataka can enable the person to acquirehouses and other properties provided, it has no affiictions such as those alreadyindicatedabove. 145. Father'sDeath (i) The stronger one between the Sun and Venus should be consideredas Pitrumaraka. If the weaker planet between Surrand Venus happens be aspected the to by a malefic,then that becomes the Pitrumaraka. Death of thc fatber takesplacein the Dasa of the Shula Rasis -itri Uasirfor ascertainiDg strcngtbg Rasis purposes the of of for
rpplying NiryaFa Shula Dasas is, according to some, the Rasi being occupled by planets and the longitudesof the lord of the particular Rasis.

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(lst, 5th and 9th), (a) from pitrumaraka Rasi, i.e., tbe sign occupied by the lord of the gth from pitrumaraka. pitrumaraka Venusand his longiSuppose instance for is tudc is 20u Virgo, and the lord of the gth from pitru_ maraka is Mars, his longitude being24o Taurus. Then Mars is stronger. Dearh of the father will happenin the Dasa of the lst, 5th or 9th Rasi from Taurus (the Rasi held by Mars). (ii) Take rhc 9th .fromLagna and the 9th from ?th. Seewhich is more powerful. Death of the father will take place in tbe Niryana Shula Dasa (see art. 98) of the more powerful Rasi. For exampl. ,uppor. that Aquarius and Simha are the 9th from LagnJ and from 7th respectively that Simhais the stronger and Rasi. Tben deatbof father can be predictcdin the Shula Dasas of Simha (lst), Dhanus(5th) or Mesha (9th). Berween the two methods given above,the latter is supposed to be more reliable,as it is spcciallyintendedfor prcdicting deathevents. Exanple 42 Find the marakaperiod of the father in the Standsrd Iforoscope. (i) Pitrumarakas the Sun anclVenus. are Venus has greater longitude,he is stronger than ,'.'. the Suir. pitrumaraka. He could becorne The Sunis aspected a malefic. by pitrunraraka. .'. thc Sun could become But sinceVenus is also aspected a maleficSaturn, by the strongcr the two, viz., Venus pitrumaraka. The of is 8th lord from Venus is the Moon. Between Venus and the Moon, Venrrs stronger is because greater of longitudc. Death of father can take placein the Dasa of Dhanus (lst), Mesha (5rh)and Sioha (9th).

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By the end of SimhaDasa (see page 78 & 79) the nativervasaged36 years. The father actuallydied in thp 37thyear of the native. (ii) The 9th from Lagna and the 9th from Tthare, respec.tively, Capricorn and Cancer. The latter is the stronger (see Ex. l8). .'. Father's death can, take place in Karkataka, Vrischika Meena. Meena is ruled out as the Dasa or comesvery late in life. Between Vrischikaand Karkataka tbe latter is strongeras its lord has greaterlongitude, The Shula Dasa of Karkataka lasts for 9 yearsfrom 36 to 45 Fatherdied as soon as Karkataka Dasa commcnced. 146. Mother's Death (i) The strongerbetween Mars and the Moon becomes Matrurnaraka. If the weaker betweenthese two is aspectedby a malefic,that becomesMatrumaraka (a). Dcath of the mothertakesin the (Chara)Dasa of Shula Rasis (1, 5 and 9) from (a), tbe 8th from Matrumaraka Rasi or (D) from the Rasi held by the lord of the 8th from Matrumaraka Rasi. (ii) Ascertainthe strongerRasi between 4th from thc Lagna and the 4th from the 7th. Dcath of thc mother may be predicted the Niryana Shula Dasa of the lst, in 5th or 9th from the strongerRasi. . Example 43

Find the period of mother's deathin the Standard Horoscope. Moon (18"29,) 1i) Moon and MarsareMatrumarakas. ls stronger than Mars (0. 53,). Mars as well as the Moon arc aspectedby thc malefic Sun. Herrcc,the stronger planet,the Moon, aloneis Matrumaraka,


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The 8th lord from Matrumarakais Mars. Hencepref'erthe Moon. .'. Mother's death can take placein Shula Rasis of Mesha, riz., Mesba, Simhaand Dhanus. Of the three, Meshais the strongest it has two planets. as MeshaDasa lasted(seepage54 & 5.5) till the age of 13,within which periodmorherdied. (ii) The 4th Rasisfrom Lagnaand from 7th aresimha and Kumbha respectively. Kumbba is stronger thau Simha,as the former bas planets it. Therefore in mother's deatb can takeplace in the Shula Dasa of Kumbha, Mithuna or Thula. Kumbha is ruled out as it comes when the native is agednearly 80 years. BetweenThula and Mithuna, Thula is the stronger,as it has two planets. Shula Dasa of Thula lasts from 9 to 15 years during which period the native lost his mother. Actually the sub-period was that of Mithuna. 147. Native's Own Death Elsewhere,rules for the determination of Maraka Rasishavebeengiven in detail. In this article, I merely propose to refer to the method of predictingthe native's own death accordingto ShulaDasa. Find the stronger. of tbe Lagna and the 7th. Death happensin Shula Dasa of the stronger Rasi or the 5th or gth from it. Example 44 Find the periodof native's death according to article 147. Between Lagna and the Tth,Lagna alone is stronger (seeEx. 18.). Therefore deathcan happenin the Shula Dasa of Vrishabha, Kanya or Makara. Sincethe horoscope belongs the categoryof Purnayu,Makara is the to death-inflictingRais. The ShulaDasa of Makara runs

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from 90 to 99 years. Thc subject did just when he 81 completed years. 148. Deathof Wife (t) This can happenin the (Chara)Dasasof the Rasi held by Jupiterand the 5th and 9th from it. In judging periodof death,due consideration shouldbe the probable in givento the generalstrengthof the B,'rava question. Example 45 Find the period of death of the wife in the Standard Horoscope, Jupiter is in Kumbha. Death may happenin the Dasaof Kumbha, Mithunaand Thula. Kumbha Dasa whenthe nativewould be aged 24. The 7th terminates houscis fairiy strong. Thereforewife's deeth is possible in the Dasaof Thula, the stronger betweenThula and Mithuna. Thula Dasa extends till the native completcs his 46th year. Death happenedjust at the end of 46th year. 149. Deathof Othcr Relatives (t) Taking into consideration positions Putra of the and Matula and other Karakas,death of the respective may be predicted in thc (Cbara) Dasa of the relatives ShulaRasis. respective (ii) Take the stronger Rasi betweenthe 3rd from Lagna and 3rd from the 7th, and prcdict the deathof in Niryana ShulaDasa.Deathof brothers thc appropriate childrencan happcr in the Niryana ShulaDasa of lst, 5th and 9th Rasisfrom the stronger Rasi between thc Rasis from Lagna and the 5th from ?th. Thc eldcr brother's death can bc anticipatedin the E


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Shula Dasas of the lst, 5th and 9th Rasis from the strougcir Rasi between llth from Lagnaand the 7th. the In predicting theseevents, indications all the mustbe first ascertained carefullystudyingthe by birth horoscope. If fcr instance, birth chart doesoot ,ho* indications a for the birth of chiicJren, then the question of timing the eventof tbe deathof childrendoesnot ariseat all. Example 46 Find the probable periods of death of brothers and children in the Standord Horoscdpe. Younger Brothers The 3rd Rasis from Lagna and 7th are respectively Cancerlnd Ir,,[akara.Cancer is the stronger. Death of youngerbrothers any) can happen the Shula (if in Dasa of Cancer,Scorpioand pisces. Elder Brothers The llth Rasis from Lagna and ?th respectively are Meenaand Kanya. Meena is the stronger. Thercfore elderbrother'sdeathcan happeJr the Shula Dasa in of Meena,Katakaor Vrischika. Children The 5th Rasisfrom Lagnaand the 7th arc respectively Kanya and Meena. The latter is the stronger. Therefore deathof children can happen the ShulaDasa of Meena in Kataka or Vlisgfui1..


150. GeneralObservations Though Jaimini and parasari systemsof Astrology appearto be different,actually Jaimini is merely an offshootof Parasari, developed accordingto the genius of the Sageand presented the shape sutrasor apborisms in of not capable of easy comprehensionor understanding unless aidedbycommentaries. Jaimini's speciality consisti in the importance givento karakamsaand Arudha Lagna, in the simplicityof methodsusedfor the determination of plnnetarystrengths and longevity, and the original and uniqueapproach the problem of directionsor Dasas" to The selection an appropriate Dasa for predicting an of appropriateeventhas beena matter of controversy. The intelligentreadershouldtry to discover for himself the type of Dasa that suits a particular horoscope or a particular eventor set ofevents. Thereis no doubt that pride of placehas beengiven to Chara Dasa. Karakas Accordingto Jaimini, Karakasvary with regard to eachhoroscope. There are seven main Karakas,vrz., Atma, Amatya,Bhratru, Matru, putra, Gnathi and Dara. Convertthe longitudes planetsinto signs,degrees, of etc. Reject the signs and consideringthe degrees,etc., tabulatethe positionsofplanets in the descending order lsf.

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of the number of degrees.The planet that gets,the highestdegreebecomesAtmakaraka. In the order of Karakasgiven above, the other planetsbecome Amatya, Bbratru, etc., according to the descending order of degrees.When two or more planets hold the same longitude, thercwill be a mergingof Karakas and those falling vacanrwill have to be filled up by Rahu and the applopriate rraturalKarakas. Dxample 47 ' Find the various Karakas in the horoscopeof Herr Hitler, born ttn 24-4-1889 at 6-30 p.m. (L.M.T.) corresponding to Gh. 33-30 after sunrise, Lat. 4go N., Loog. T3"E. Planetary positions tbe horoscope :in are Planet Rasi Degree trIinute The Sun Mesha 9 -s6 The Moon q6 Dhanus 15 Mars Mesha 25 3l Mercury Mesha 4 4g Jupiter Dhanus lj 23 Venus lr{esha 25 50 Saturn Kataka 22 35 Rahu Mithuna 25 6 Ketu Dhanus 25 6 Lagna Thula 4 54

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Sani Kataka 22 35 Guru Dhanus l7 23 Chandra Dhanun 46 15 Ravi Ir.{eslra 9 56 Budha Mesha 48 4 SinceSukrahas the highest longitude, becomes he thc Atmakarqke. The other Karakasare as follows:Karaka Lord Atmakaraka Sukra Amatyakaraka Kuja Bhratrukareka Sani Matrukaraka Guru Putrakaraka Chandra Gnatikaraka Revi Darakaraka Budhe


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152. DifrerentKinds of Lagnas Of tbe variousLagnasreferredto by Jaimini, Arudha Lagna, Hore Lagna, Varnada and Ghatika Lagnaare important in the judgment of a horoscope,especially in regardto the applicationof Raja Yogas. Arudba Lagna is the sign arrived at by counting as many signsfrom Lagna as lord of Lagna is from Lagna. Hora Lagnais represented the sign arrivedat bycounting the quotient by (obtainedby dividing birth timc in ghatis from sunrise by 2'5) plus one from thc Sun or Lagna according as the Lagna is odd or even. The process involvedin finding VarnadaLagnais this : According as Janma Lagna is odd or even count clockwise or anti-clockwisefrom Mesha or Meena to Lagna. Call this .a'. Deal with Hora Lagnasimilarly and obtain 'b'. Then tbe sum of, or difference between,'a'and'b' represents'c'according as both Janma and Hora Lagnasare odd, or one is odd and the other is even. Varnada is the Rasi arrived at by counting'c' from Mesha (dircct) or Meena (rcverse) according I agn" is odd or even. Ghatika Lagna can as be obtained adding to the lst degreeof Lagna Rasi by the productof time of birth (in ghatis) 30. x Example 4t Flnd out Arudha, Hora, Varnada, Bhava and Ghatika Iagnas in Hitler's horoscope. ArudhaLagna:-The lord o[ Lagna Sukrais in the 7th, and the 7tb from the 7th, viz., Lagnaitsclf will be Arudha Lagna. Hora Lagna:- Dividing the birtb ghatisby 2.5, we (33'512'5) l3 as quotient and .l as remainder. = Expunging 12 and counting 2 (n+ l) from the

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Sun, as Janma Lagnais odd, we gct Vrishabha 'l as Hora Lagna. The remaindet,viz', multiplied bY 30 givec12o. Ilora Lagna= Vrishabha l2o. BhavaLagna.'-Janma Lagna is Thula, an odd sign' Birth Ghatis-33'5. i. n =':S'
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The integral8part 9 (n) and factional part. 5. Ghatika is L , a g n ns t h e R a s ia r r i v e d t b y c o u n t i n gn + l , ( 9 t l ) i a from l4rr l Lagna. GhatikaLagra - Ketakl l50. Pranapada a certain sensitivepoint which can be is by obtained adding twice the birth time (in vighatis) to (c) thc Sun'slongitude, (6) the Sun's longitude+240n or (c) th Sun'slongitude+120'according rbe Sun is jn a as fixedor commonsign. movable. Dwara Rasiis thc rign whose Daseis underconsideration eitherfor judgingccrtainevents lifc or the maraka of period. BahyaRasiis thc signwhichis as many signs awry from Dwara,as Dwart is from Lagna. Gulika, to whomimportancc given by Jaimini, is is said to preside over the part of time (obtainedby dividing the durationof a day or duration night by 8) allottedto of Saturn. Brahma, Mahesware Rudraareall certaindistincand tions conferred planetsby virtuc of certainhoroscopic on dispositions. Brahma's positionis important for calculating Sthiraand BrahmaDasasand Rudra and Maheswara are considered ascertain to Rasi. the deatb-inflicting Example 49 Find Gulika, Brahma, Maheswara and Rudra in Hitler' s horoscope. Gulika (Art 34) :--Weekday of birth : Sarurday. Duration of day, viz., Gh. 34.4 dividedby 8 gives 4.3. .'. Saturn's put cxtends from sunrise to 4.3 ghrtis.

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.'. Gulike's position corrcspondsto tbc rising dcgree Ghs. 4'3 from sunrisc.= at Vrishobha 57'. 17' Brahma(Art. 35) :-Between Lrgna and the 7th, the lattcr is stronger= (videArt. 53). Lords of 6, A 8 and 12 from A are Mercury, Mars end Jupiter respectively. Among these three, Mars is the strongcst. Next comesJupiter(vidc Art. 59). But Mars not bcingin thc visiblc half (from thc ?th) Jupitershouldbe considored thc Brahma as as he is not only in the visiblchrlf but in en odd signalso. .'. Brahmais Jupitcr, Mahcswara(Art. 38) :-The lord of the 8th from Atmakarakais Mars. He is in his own house. l2th lord is Jupiter. So we have to choose the stronger the Sth and 12th lordr from Atmaof karaka, vfz.,Mars and Jupiter. Thc former is stronSer. Hence N{aheswara Mars. is Rudra(Art. 39) :-The lords of the 2nd and 8th from Lagnaare Mars and Venusrespectively. Because Venusis stronger than N{ars, is Rudra. he and Argdes 153. Aspects All movablesigns aspectall fixcd signs except the adjacent ones. All fixed signs aspect movable signs all the adjrcentones. All commonsignsaspect except each other. Argalasmey bc defined .agents' as promotingor flow of fortunatc vibrations in a horoscope. obsructing Planets tbc 4th. 2nd, Ilth or 5th from an aspecting in body causc Argrlrs. These are countered by a simultlncous disposirion planets in tbe l0th, l2th, 3rd or of 9th. A numberof malefics the 3rd cen also give rise in


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to Papargala. Kctu is an exception. Planetsin thc 9th from Ketu cause Argala which gets neutralised when there are planets in the 5th. For the bene8c or malcfic 45 nature of Argalas,refer to articles and 46' Example 50 and prepare Find outthe Argalas in Hitler's horoscope an Argala Chart. PlsnctaryArgalas in Hitler's Horoscope by by Counteracted Argala caused Planet None Sani Ravi " Ravi, Budha,Sukra,Kuja Chandra " Sani Kuja " Sani Budha " Ravi, Budha,Sukra,Kuja Guru 't Sani Sukra " None Sani Sani,Ravi, Budha,Sukra,Kuja " Rahu t) Nonc Kctu

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154. Resi Strcngths Jaiminialwaysleys grcat stresson Rasis and their strength. The strengthof a Rgsi dependsupon its own plus that of the lord. The lord's strength may strength be assumedto be made up of (a) strength due to his derived distance from the first point of tbe sign, (D)strength in Uchcha,Neecha, etc.(art. by his position Swakshetra, 63) and (c) a certain disposition from Atmakaraka. A with a Rasi's own strcngth is duc to 1a)its association (6) planetor planets, its beingSthira, Chara or Dwiswawith bhava, and (c) its being aspectedby or associated Jupiter,Mercuryor its own lord. The net strengthof a plus that of the lord. Rasi is the total of its own strcngth A Rasi could gain specialstrengtirby its being occupied by Atmakaraka. An improvisedmethod of numerically . Rasi strengthdcvisedby us has been elabodetermining rated in article62.

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155. Desgsrnd Bbukthies by The various methods of Dases recommended Rasisand the most favourcd one Jaimini alwaysrefer to sppears to 6c Chara Paryaya Dasa' Aries' Taurus' dcmini, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittariusbelong to thc group' Savyagroup of signsand tbe rest to the Apasavya haveto be borne in ln calculatingany Dasa,two things mind, viz,,theorderof the Dasas and the rpan of thc Dasa periods ag thesevary with regard to eachhoroscopc' The sian howevcrremainsconstant in respect of Sthira and Siula Dasas. Taking up Chara Dasa again,the first Dasa invariably starts from Lagna Rasi' The ordcr of accordingar the of succession Dasasis direct or converse or Apasavya group' 9th Rasi from Lagna falls in a Savya The periodof a Rasi is equal to thc number of signs tbe between Rasi and its lord, counted clockintervening according as the Rasi in qustion wiseor anii'clockwise bclongsto Savyaor Apasavyagroup. If the lord of the by Rasi ii Uchhe the period is increased one year ; if the year' In by thc lord is neecha, pcriod is decreased one have two lords the caseof Kambha and Vrischika,as they each,there is a slight variation in the mattcr of reckoning tbeir Dasa Periods. The duiationof a sub'periodor Bbukti is one-twelfth from of the durationof a main period or Dasa' If 9th Savya are requiredrefersto the Rasi of which sub'periods is of the order of succession the sub-pcriods direct, 3roup, iue nrst beingthat of thc 2nd from the Rasi. If it refers in to Apasavyagroup, the Bhuktis succeeded the reverse startingfrom the 12th from the Rasi concerned' ordei In Sthira Dasa scheme,a Chara, a Sthira and a as Rasi, gets7, 8 and 9 years respectively Dwiswabhava by its span. The Dasa starts from the sign occupied in Brahmaand the other Dasassucceed thc direct order'


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The Thrikona Dasastartsfrom the strongestRasi out of Lagna,5th and 9th, and other Dasas run in the dircct or converse order according the starting Rasi refersto as Savya Apasavya or group. Tbe Dasa span of a Rasiis thc sameas in the caseof CharaDasa. Refer for further details articlc93. to In the caseof Varnada Dasa, it starls from Lagna and ;uns in the directorderif the Lagna is odd. tfine Lagnais even,the Dasa startsfrom ttre l2th and ruusin the reverse order. The span of a Dasa is the distance measurcd terms of signs from Lagnato the Varnada in concerned. BrahmaDasa starts from Brahma Rasiand runs in the direct order, or starts fronr the Zth from Brahmaand runs in the reverse order, according Lagna as is odd or even. The spanof a Dasais the distancefrom the Rasiconcerned the Rasioccupied the lord of thc to by 6th from thc Rasi in question.The spanof the Rasi Dasa in Yogardha Dasais the mean of its Sthira and Chara Dasaperiods. The order is djrect or otherwise according as the Rasiof tbe first Dasa lwhichwill be Lagna or th; 7th whichever stronger), odd or even. NiryanaShula is is Dasais of considerable importance. It is employedfor determining life-termsof the native and his relatives. the Example 52 Find ( I) Chara Dasa. (2) SthiraDasa, (j) Thrikona Dasa, (4) Brahma Dasa, (5) Varnada Daia and (6) Niryana ShulaDasa, in Hitler,s horoscope, Tableof RasiDasasin Hitler,s Chart Cbart Dasa Thula 6 years oVrischika 5"
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Thrikone Desa (Art. 93) : The 9th house is the stroogest out of the three Tbrikonas in vicw of the fact that it happens to be a DwiswabhavaRasi and also bas a plane in it. Sincc Mithuoa falls in the Savya group, the successionof Dasasproceedin the direct order as shownbclow:l0 ycars lst Dasa Mithuna 6'r 2nd " Thula 't 8 t' 3rd Kumbha 7 " 4th " Krtakc '' 5 " 5th Vrischika 3 " 6th " Meenl 'r 5 " 7th $imha 12 " 8tb " Dhanug 'r t2 9th Mcsha 5 " l0th Kanya " 6 " " I lth Yakara ', II " l2th Vrichabha Brehme Dase(Art. 96) : The Lagna is odd and hcncc the Dasa commcnces from Brahma Rasi and tbe ordcr of successionis dircct. The span of life contributed by cach Rasi bcginningfrom Dhanus is givenbelow :4 ycars Dhanus Makara 3tt ir -10 Kumbba tt I Mceoa -12 ') Mcsha - ll Vrishabha -10 " Mithuna 5tt Kataka ir Simha ll


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Niryrne ShuleDaga(Art. 98) : In Hitler's boroscope,thc Lagna beingodd, tbc Dasa starts from Lagna, viz., Thula followed by Vrischika, .. ......lnd Kanya cach contri' Dhanul, Makera... 9 yearr. buting Vernrda Dase (Art. 95) : Lagnais odd and thc Dasa commenccsfrom Lagna, viz., Thula. JanmeLegneis Thula. Varnada Lagna is Ketaka. Counting in the dircct ordcr from Thula to Kataka, we get l0 as tbe sprn of the lst Varnede Dase. To find out tbc 2nd VernadaDasa first we have to fix up the Varnada Legnafor the 2nd house,viz., Vrischikaar per rulesgiven io Articlc 23. Thc 2nd Rasi from Lagnr=Vrischika (even). The 2nd from Hora Lagna= Mithuna (odd). 5. :.a b3. c-2. Sincc the 2nd from Lagna ir an cvcn siga, the 2nd (c) from Mccna, vlz., Kumbha bccomes thc Varnada of the 2nd Rasi. Now for thc span of thc 2nd Varnada Das8, count from Thula to Kumbha whicb gives 5 years. In a like manner, the duration of the rest of thc Vunada Rasis have to be found out. 155. Longcvity Longevity has to bc ascertaincd from (a) lords of Lagnaand 8th, (6) Lagna end Moon and (c) Lagna end


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Hora Lagna.Alpayu,MadhyayuandPoornayuare revealed by a certaindispositionof these six factors in movable, fixed and common signs. Wherc the three sets of factors revealthreedjfferent terms, prefer tbe one indicatedby Lagna and Hora Lagaa. ln sucha case,if tbe Moon is in Lagna or 7tb, considerthe term givenby (D); otherwise give preference the majority indications. According to to another method (Art. lll) the longevity would be Alpa, Madhya or Poorna according as the planet (the strongerof the lords of 8th from Lagna and the 8th from 7th) is in Kendra, Panapara or Apoklima. In the third is in methodsuggested Art. ll2 the ptanetconsidered thc strongerof the lords of the 8th and 2nd from Atmakaraka. By a judiciousconsideration thepros and consthe term of of life of an individual shouldbe carefullyfixed. A partiby cular term of life is capableof bcing replaced a higher or shortertcrm and conditionsfor such Kaksha Vriddhi and KakshaHrasabavebeendealt with in Art. ll4 et seq. Example 53 Find the term of life in Hitler's horoscope. Term of Life (Art. 104) (A) The three sets to be considered for deciding whetherHitler's horoscope falls under Poornayu, Madhyayu or Alpayu are: (a) Sukra(lord of Lagnaand 8th), (D) Thula and Chandra (Lagnaand the Moon) and (c) (Lagnaand Hora Lagna). Thula and Vrishabha Art. 84 Art. 85 Art. 83 Madhya Poorna Alpa Lord of Lagna-Venus Poorna X X Lord of 8th-Venus Lagna-Thula. x Alpa X Moona-Dhanus Lagna-Thula x X Madhya Hora-Vrishabha

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The above table shows thc three ccts reveal thrce diffcrcntterms. Hencc a3 per Articlc 108, we have to chooscthe term shown by "Lrgna and Hora Lagna", viz., Madbyayu; in othcr words as per method "A" the term is Middle Life. MethodB (Art. lll) Lord of 8th from Lagna is Venus end thc 8th from 7th is owned by Mars. In this caso, the question of the strongcramongthesetwo doesnot ariseat all. Sinco both Venusand Mars happento be in Kendra, the tcrm of life thould be Poorna. MethodC (Art. ll2) The plancts involved are again Mars and Venus. Thercforethc third method confirms B. Thus wc haveA indicating Madhyayu, and B and C indicating Poornayu. Consequently,thc chart belongs to the categoryof Poornayu. Thc 16xf stpin thc dctermination of longcvity is to scc whethcrthc term of life aboveis subjectto any reduction or othcrwite, revealed i,e., to Keksha Hrasa or Kaksha Vriddhi (Art. I l4). Kahsha Vriddhi =l Beneficsin Thrikona from 7th Atmakaraka = l Beneficsin Thrikone from Kaksha Hrasa Atmekaraka 8th lord becomes 8th lord from 7th joinr Atmakeraka Melefic Rahu in Thrikona from 7th from Atmakaraka ,,

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Though Poornryu is sbownin thc first analysis, the frctors for Kaksha Hrasa arc morc than thosefor Kekrha Vriddhi; Consequently, cbart bclongsto the cstcgory the of Madhyayu. It must be noted that there is incrcetc of one Rasi Dasa, by the position of thc Full Moon in trine to Atmakaraka (vide Art. I l8). 157, Periodof Death Disposition of Rahu, Ketu or Saturn in thc 7th from Lagna or Atmakaraka dctermines whcn dcrth takes placc in thc lst, 2nd or 3rd part of the term of Ayus eerned by the native. Dcath gcnerally lreppensin Rasis (a) which arc trinc to 8th, (D) subjectcd to Papekarthari Yoga, (c) havingmalcficsin tbo 8th and l2th, (d) in the 8th and l2th Reri if thcy bavc no cspects planetsotber of than Moon and Venus, (c) in the Rasis of Rudra and Mabeewara. The Rasi chosen must bc consistcntwith with the fact of its Dasa running within the prescribed term of Ayus.

Fintd the msraka,:;:;:t:^in o,o$oo, of Hitrcr. Lookiry into tbc possiblcRasiccapablcof killing the native,wc find thc following oncsqualificd:Art. 121(D) Vrishabha,Kanya and Mekarr. (f) Vrisbabheis hemmedin bctween malcfics and hencea death-inflictingResi. (g) Thc 8th and l2th Rasisarc Vrishabhaand Kanya respectively.Out of thcsetwo, Kanya Rtsi Dasa is ruled out as it falls in thc Poornayu Section irrespectivc thc Dasa chosen. The other Rari, of yfz., Vrishabhaalso gets dirquelified duc to thc of aspcct Sani on it.

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(h) Saturn is in the 8th from the Moon and so there is a possibility of dcath happening one Rasi earlier. (t) Vrischika also is qualified. U) Mesha-due to the location of Mehesware. (ft) Mesba-due to the location of Rudra. 'l'he (m) lords of 3, 6, 8 and 12from Atmakarakaare Mercury. Mers and Jupiter. Mars beingstrongcr tban thc other two (Art. 59) the Rasi held by him namelyMerha is qualified. Tbus from the foregoingit will be seen that the stress on Meshais indcedvery heavy followednext by Vrisbafinally Meshaas the death-inflicting bha. Beforedeciding Rasi, we shall scewhat Art. 147 has to say in the msttcr. Here the referenccis to Sula Dasaand the Thrikona Rasisfrom the strongerof the Lagna and the 7th are the sensitivc signs. In the present casoundoubtedly thc ?th (Mesba)is not only stronger than Lagna but strongest among its trincs also. Evidently we should expectthe nativc'sdeath during thc Dssa period of Mesha Rasi. Accordingto Niryane Sula Dasa, the period of lvlesha Rasi commences with Hitler's 55th year and will continue till bis 64th year. Next we shall rec the most criticalperiod during thcrc nine years. It ir said that tbe death can bc brought about in the sub-Dasa thc strongcstof the lords of the 6th, of 2nd and l2th from Atmakaraka (Yenus),or the Rasi occupicdby Rudra (Mesha) or in the minor pcriod of the Navamsa Rasi held by the lord of the 6th from Maraka Rasi (Vrishabha-tbe 6th lord from Mcsha, Mcrcury ir in Vrisbabha Nevamsa). So the sub-prriods Meeba and of Vrishabhaare highly critical and Hitler dicd in his 56th year during the minor period of Vrishebha.


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158. Judginga Horoscopc andVarnada The netureof thc Karakarnsa, Navamsa of Lagna lords dcterminesthe personal appearance the person,whilehis character end mind are largely revcaled from Karakamsa.Combinations by planctarydispositions referredto Arudba Lagna and the for wealth are generally for bert combination wcalth ii an aspector association between Atmakarakaand thc 2nd lord from him. the Differentplanets rising in or aspectingKarakamra indicateone's pre'dispt-isition towards diffeient troubles and dangers. For instance, Karakamsa being Aries suggcstsfear from cats and rats. \ry'hen Karakamrais Sagittarius, falls will be accidents from conveyairces, there from high places, etc. Mars, Rabu and Ketu in different positionsfrom Karakamsaindicatedifferent diseases one is likely to sufferfrom. with reference are Educationalprospects alsoanalysed from Karakamsa. Upapadais to planetarydispositions en:ployed for ascertaining dctails about brothcrs and in sisters. These enumerated Article i32, and comare indicating binations deathof brothersand sisters.Upapada is the starting point for knowing the affairs of il marriage. Benefics and malefics the 2nd and ?th from the Upapadagivea clue to understand general disposition is by of the 7th house. Widowhood caused the disposition of the Sun in a Thrikona from Lagnain the Navamst, as also by Ketu and Mars occupying thc 8th from Hora from Upapadadescribe Lagna. The 5tb and llth houses the frameworkof children. Then we bave combinations etc. barenncss, for childlcssness, From the point of view of determining profession, Jaimini's methodis really unique. Here is wide scopefor in and investigation. Thc main considerations research or dcterminingthe avocations natureof livelihoodare the

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positionof Karakamra and t h e p l a n e t a r y d i s p o s i t i o n si n certain houserfrom it, Tbe nature of death is generally rcvealcdby thc 3rd houscfrom Lagna or Atmakeraka. Differentplanetsin the 3rd house denote death try different causcs. Good planetsbring about a peaccful end whilc evil ones bring a llaneous i violentdeatb. Article 14l and 142referto misce cbarities,devotion,moksha,symdenoting combinations pathy', etc. Example 55 Find the naturc of Hitler's death. has to to According Jaimini,thcni:tureof one'sclcath be decidedfrom the 3rd house from Lagna or from the violentend and Atmakaraka. Malcficsin thc 3rd denote beneficsa peaceful onc. Here Rahu is in the 3rd from Atnrakaraka and from Lagna the Moon, Jupiter and the Atmakaraka and Lagna if we choose Ketu, Betrvcen the former apperrr to be more porverfulin view str('Dger with threeplanetslvhereas of thc fact that hc is associated with nor aspected any by Lagne is neither associatcd planet. So Rahu in the 3rd (poison)is the chief indicator of thoughhis violentnature is tempercdby the aspectr Moon and Jupiter. 159. Tirning Eveuts All importantcventscan be predictedby the Chara f)asa method, rvhile for all events pertainingto deatb, Sthiraand Niryana Sula Dasa may be employedwith advantage. Gcnerally, a Rasi givcs beneficial results during its Dara if it is powerful and doesnot havemalefics disposed eithersideor in the 8th and l2th. The naturc on of thc resultsproducedby a Rasi Dasa will pertain to the eventsof the Bhava which it happens representfrom to


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Lagna or Atmakaraka or even Karakamsa. Death of father can be prcdicted in the Dasasof Sthira Rasis accordingto Chara Dasa (Article 145) or in SthireRasis accordingto Niryena Sula Dasa. Similarly, with the aid of these two Dasas can be ascertained the probable periodsof deathof mother,brothcrs,childrcn, etc. Even the native'sown death can be anticipated on the basis in suggested Articlc 147. 160. Yogas A powerful Raja Yoga can be said to exist whenfanma Lagaa, Hora Lagna and Ghatika Lagna are all simultaneously aspccted a planet. The intensityof thc by Yoga is lessenedif all the threeare not aspected. A number of other Raja Yogasindicatingrank, position and fame arc given. Article 141describes Arisbta Yogaswhich compreheud species misfortunesranging from diaa of bolical propensitieslike setting fire to others' houses,to gratifications. imprisonmentand illegal sexual Before leaving Hitler's chart, it is essential that we should look into some of the important fcatures of his as horoscope revealedby thc Jaimini Systom. Looking to into his personality,the Karakamsadispositionreflccts a great xtent his physical appcarance,mental characwith Karakamsaalone teristics,etc. Mars whenassociated is capable producioga good soldier. Mars-Venusconof junction in Karakamsa raiscdhim from the position of a soldicrto thst of a ruler and commander. But Kctu's in prescncc Krrakamsa is not desirable. Often thc means cmployedwill be questionable-attendedwith freud and deceit. Maleficsin the 3rd from lst lord and 7th lRahu) also is eaidto make one a Commander. The following ere some of the outstanding Raja Yogas which heve and power :contributedto his greatness



Four planets in thc ?th from Janma Lagna and Drekkana Lagna, three in NavamsaLagna and two in the 7th from Navamsa Lagna. So, out of thc six factors, four havc been fulfillcd. Though technically a single planet alone is rcquired (vide Raja Yoga2) wc have here four planets thus giving rise to a very powerful Raja strcngth Yoga. Added to that, thc Yoga getsconsiderable by because the fact that it is generated the sameplanets of viewed eithcr from Janma Lagna, Drekkana Lagna or Navamsa Lagna. by Another powerful Raja Yoga is causcd the aspects receivedby the Janma Lagna and Ghatika Lagna and Hora Lagna from Saturn and Mars, Venusand the Moon rcrpcctivcly. When Mars, Venus and Ketu arc in mutual aspects, a Raja Yoga is said to arise. In this chart, tboughthey arc not cxactly in mutual aspect,therc is mutual conjunction. The conjunction of Atmakaraka with thc exalted Sun is itsclf a Raja Yoga and the most noteworthy factor is that all theseRaja Yogashavc refercnce Mesha Rasi : to in other words Mesha Rasi has becomethe pivot of or Hitler's horoscope. The influcnccsthat have beenfocussed thcrein are indeed strong. Over and abovo all these, Meshahas scored437 points in Rasi Bala. And in his 4lst year the Cbara Dasa of MeshaRasi commenccd.We have said earlierthat the Chara Dasasystcmis the favourite of Jaimini for timing the cvents in one's cerecr. lt ruled for 12 years and it was during this period that Hitler rose to powcr and Germanyundid the wrongsdonc to her in thc I World War.


An Index of TechnicalTerms
Adlrana Adhana Legna Anhyaya Alpayu Amsa Amsa Bala Amafyakaraka Aparavya Apoklirna Argala Argala Chakra

Conception Conccption Ascendant Chaprcr ... Short lifc Longitude, planctaryStrcngth dueto longitudc The lord ncxt in importance to the prime lord Sinistral anti-clackwise or 3rd, 6th, 9th and l2th signs .. obstructingor augmcntlngDiagnmmatic rcprcscntation of


Thc signwhichis as distant from "l;tlllt",e 'as the lord the lord is from thc houseconcerned Thc signasapart from the lord of . Lagnass the lord is from Lagna A system direction of The principlc or main lord Longevity .. Thc sign rvhichis as apart from Dwara Rasi as the lattcr is from Ascendant

Arudha Legna Ashtottari Atmakaraka Ayurdaya Bahya Rasi

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Bhavas BhogaRasi BhavaLagna Bhratru Bhukti Brahma

Houscs Another name for BahyaRasi A certain kind of Ascendant Brother Sub-pcriod A dirtinction conferred on a planet by certein horoscoPic

tJ:il:'j':?",rn,o, Brahma Dasa

BrahmaRasi Budha Chakra Dasa Chandra Chara Bala Chara Dasa Chara Rasi Dara Darakaraka Dasa Dcerghayu Deba' Dhanurvidyu Dhanus Drckkana Drig Dasa Druk Bala Durga DusbtaMarane


Sign occupicdby Brahma Mercury A mcthod of timing events Moon Strcngthduc to the naturc-cardinrl, etc.,of the sign. A mcthod of dircction Moveble sign Wife or husband Lord or indicator of wifc or husband Direction or periodrulcd by signs Long life Ascendantor Sun Sciencc archcry of Sa3ittarius Decanatc A mcthod of timing evcnts Aspectstrength The Principel Destructivc Cosmic Force Violent death

r12 Dwara Rasi Dwiswabhava Rasis Ganapathi

Studies JaimlniAstrotogi'' in 'The sign under consideration Common signs An Aspect of Cosmic Force invoked at the beginning of everyventurc 24 minutesin time A certainkind of Ascendant Relatives and cousins Planetarytransits Consortof Siva A tertiary planet Jupiter A unit of time-measure equalto I hour A certainkind of Ascendant Science Time or Astrology of Reduction A greatIndian Sage Shanks Ascendant Horoscope A term or division Decrease a term of life of fncrease a term of life of Significator wife of Virgo Significator The sign occupied by thc prime lord in Navamsa Cancer Quadrant

Ghatika Ghatika Lagna Gnathi Gochara Gouri Gulika Guru Hora Hora Lagna Hora Sastra Hrasa Jaimini Jaghanam Janma Lagna Jataka Kaksha Kaksha Hrasa Kaksha Vriddbi Kalatrakaraka Kanya Karaka Karakamsa Kataka Kcndra

An IndcxofTcchnical Tcrms Kendra Bala Kcndra Dasa Ketu Kuja Kumbha Lagna Rasi 'Lagnarudh a Lakshmi Madhyayu Maharsbi Maheswara Makara Mandi Mandooka Dasa Mantravadi Manushya Jataka Maraka Maraka Dasa Maraka Rasi Matru Meena Mesba Mithra Kshcthra Mithuna Moolatrikona Bala


Strength due to quadrangular position from prime lord A mcthod of timing cvents cauda or Dragon's Tail Mars Aquarius Ascendant sign ... seeArudha Lagna Goddess Wealth of Middle Life .i. A greatsceror sage A special distinction conferred on a planet Capricorn A tertiary planet A mcthod of timing event$ Wizard A Treatiseon Horoscopy Death-inflicting The periodof death Death-inflicting sign Mother Pisces Aries Friendly sign Genini Strcngthdue to location or rcsidence

NairergikaKarakas ... Natural significators Nakshatra Dasa A method of timing Gvents Navamsa Ninth dcvision of a rign

144 Navamsa Dasa Ncecha Neelakanta Niryana ShulaDasa .. Nisheka Nishcka Lagna Ojapada Pada I agna Paka Rasi Panapara Papargala Parasari Peenasa Roga Pitrukaraka Pranapada PrasnaLagna Premanidbi Prisbta Purnayu Putra Rahu Raja Yogas Rakta Suvarna Rasi Bala Rasi Dasa Rasi Hrasa RasiVriddhi Ravi Rudra

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A methodof timing events Dcbilitation A C.ommentator A mcthodof timing death Consummation marriage of Asccndant consummation at Odd group Another name for Arudha Lagna Another namefor Dwara Rasi 2nd,5th,8th ndIlth signs a A n:aleficagency method Parasara's Nasaldisease Significator father of point A cestain sensitive Asccndant qucstiontime at A Commentator Buttocks Long life Son

Caput or Dragon's Head Combinations leading to power and famc ycllow Reddish Strength signs of Ruling period of a sign Reduction lossof a sign' or or ... Increase gain of a sign Sun A special distinction conferred on a planet

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t15 Neutral sign An Author of a Treatise on Prenatal Astrology Even group Another narnefor Siva Saturn Combinationsfor asceticism Scvenkindsof sign-divisions Clockwise Six sources strength of Six kiudsof sign-divisions The six-faced of Siva son Units of streng,th Leo One of the Hindu trinity typifying thc destructive aspect of Cosmos Strength due to the presence of in one or morc planets a sign Fixed sign Natural death Benefic augmenting agency Venus A methodof timing events Aphorisms Own house A method of timing events Libra Exaltation A methodof timing events Thc sign as apart from l2th lord as the latter is from l2th

Samakshetra Samarsingh Samapada Sambasiva Sani Yogas Sanyasa SaptaVargas Savya Shadbalas Shadvargas Shanmukha Shashtiamsas Simha Siva

SthiraBala Sthira Rasi SubhaMarana Subhargala Sukra Sula Dasa Sutras Swakshetra Thrikona Dasa Thula Uccha Udu Dasa Upapada

146 Vahana Yogas Varnada Dasa VarnadaLagna Vimshottari Vishamapada Vishnu Vriddhi Vriddha Yavana Vrischika Vrishabha Yogakaraka YogardhaDese Yogas

in Studics Jeimini Astrology Combinations for possessing convcyances A mcthod of timing events A certainkind of Ascendant of A system directions ... Odd group The protectiveaspect of Hindu Trinity fncrease An ancientwiiter on Astrology Scorpio Taurus A planct conferringpower,fame, ctc. A methodof timing events Certain planctary combinations

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