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AFlowchartoftheIyerDivisionalChartAnalysisMethod
ByHankFriedman

Note:someunusualfeaturesofIyer'smethod,totakeintoaccount,are:

UniqueNodalrulerships,etc.:RahurulesAquariusandhasdigbalainthe7thhouse,Keturules
Ariesandhasdigbalainthe10thhouse,bothnodesareexaltedinScorpioanddebilitatedinTaurus.
Alwaystakeintoaccounttheirdispositor'sstrength(bysign,nothouse)whenevaluatingthedasaof
eithernode.

SoleEnemies:IfaplanetisaspectedbyitssoleenemyinaDchart,itsdasaresultsaremore
negativethantheywouldbeotherwise.Thesoleenemylikeaspecificadditionalmaleficforeachplanet.
SinceRahuwillalwaysbewithoroppositeketu,ignoreitseffectonketu.Thesequence:Sa>Su>Ju
>Ve>Ra>Ke>Ma>Me>Mo>Sa(e.g.MoonissoleenemyofSaturn)

Vargottama:Ifadasalordisinthesamesignthatitisinthebirthchart,itisconsideredvargottama.
Adasalordthatisvargottamaissignificantlystrengthened,i.e.astrongpositiveinfluence.

Mercury:MercuryisalwaystreatedasabeneficinDcharts.

UniqueAmsas:Iyercomputescertaindivisionalcharts,e.g.D16andD11,differentlyfrommore
conventionalmethods.ThatiswhymostmodernVedicsoftwareproducedinNorthAmericaoffersthe
optionofselectingIyerDcharts.

1.EvaluateConditioningbyDasa

A.Lookatthedasasequencefrombirthtothepresent.Ifthepersonhasrunthedasaoftheruler
oftheascendantofthedivisionalchartatanappropriatetimeintheperson'slife*thenassessthe
placementofthatdasalord,andifitisclearlywellplacedorpoorlyplaced,thenthesubsequentdasas
(throughoutthelife)willberespectivelygoodorbad.Inotherwords,ifsomeonehasaLeoascendantin
theirD9Marriagedivisionalchart,andtheyrantheSundasaatamarriageableage,andthepositionof
theSunintheD9isgood,thenfortherestoftheirlives,relationshipswillgowell.

*Anappropriatetimeintheperson'slife(torunadasa)isadulthoodforcareer(D10),marriage(D
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9),children(D7),assets(D4)etc.,andchildhoodforsiblings(D3),parents(D12),health(D6),
education(D24),etc.

B.Lookatthedasasequenceforaparticulartheme/vargasuchasmarriage.Ifduringmarriageable
years,thefirstthreedasasthatrunareofplanetsthatarepoorlyplacedinthatvarga,thenapatternof
challengesinrelationshipsissetintoplace,anddifficulttochange.(Apositivepattern,ofcourse,can
alsooccur.)

2.Analyzeeachvargachartstatically(i.e.withoutrespecttodasasequence):

A.Lookforkarakabhavonashya:

fortheD9,Venus(spouse)isinthe1st
fortheD12,Sun(father)orMoon(mother)inthe1st
fortheD3,Mars(youngersibling)orJupiter(oldersibling)inthe1st
fortheD7,Jupiter(child)inthe1st

IfanyoftheseoccurintherelevantDchart,thenthepersonindicatedinparenthesesoryour
relationshipwiththem,isdisruptedasalifethem.

B.EvaluatethestrengthoftheDchart.Iftherearemanyplanetsinoraspectingthe1st,oraplanet
initsownsigninthe1st,orthelordoftheDchartstronglyplaced(andespeciallyalsoaspectingthe1st),
thenthatDchartisstrongandthingstendtogowellinthatarenaoflife.

C.LookforyogasintheDchart.(Note:onlyyogasthatdonotinvolvehouserulershipshouldbe
assessed.)

YogasthatshouldbenotedincludeMahaPurushayogas(trueplanetinownorexaltedsignin
anangle),
kartariyogas,(theeffectsofplanetshemmedinbybeneficsandmalefics)
malayogaaroundthe1sthouse,ifMercury,Venus&Jupiterinthe12th,1st&2nd,great,if
maleficsbad.
neechabhangayoga,ifthelordofaplanetdebilitatedinaDchartisinakendraoraspectsthe
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planet,goodresults(unlessthedebilitatedplanetisin3,6,8,12).Ifneechabhangaexists
becausetheneechaplanetisconjunctitsdispositor,thedasaoftheneechaplanetgoeswell,
butnotthedasaofitsdispositor.
parivartanayoga,readplanetsintheDchartasifintheirownsign(butdonotmovetotheother
house)

3.BeginthespecificDasa/Bhuktianalysis:

A.FortheDasalord,firstlookathouseplacementforthefollowing:

I.Sankhyayogas.Ifthedasalordisinoneofthesepairsofhouses,looktotheotherhouseto
seeifitisoccupied:1/7,2/12,3/11,4/10,5/9,6/8.

Ifthereisnoplanetinthepairedhouse,thenthehouseplacementisthemajorfactor:

Dasalordinhouses1,4,5,7,9,&10givesgoodresults,dasalordinhouses3,6,8,&12
givesbadresults,dasalordinhouses2or11givesneutralbutgenerallypositiveresultsunlessother
negativefactorsinfluencethedasalord.

Ifthereisaplanetinthepairedhouse,thenasankhyayogaexists.Ifthedasalordisamalefic,
itscycleismadeworse(andevenworseifthepairedplanetisamalefic).Ifthedasalordisabenefic,
thenthecycleismadebetter(morebetterifthepairedplanetisabenefic).Subtlepoint:ifthepaired
planetsarein1/7,5/9,or4/10thedasaisbetterthanpairedplanetswiththedasalordin3,6,8,or12,all
otherthingstakenintoaccount.

Ifamaleficinasankhyayogaisinpoorcondition,evenworseresults.Ifabeneficinasankhya
yogaisingoodcondition,betterresults.AwellconditionedplanetinabadhouseinaDchart(withouta
sankhyayoga)indicatesonlysomewhatundesirableresults.Weakplacementofaplanetduringitsmaha
dashacancauseanunexpectedlypositiveeventtoreverse,causeproblems,orotherwisebeannulled.

B.LookforInfluencesupontheDasaLordandImportantExceptions:

i.VargottamaLagna.IfthelagnaofaDchartisthesameasthelagnaofthebirthchart,then
thatDchart'sthemesareveryimportanttotheperson.Additionally,ifthevargottamalordofthe1st
houseintheDchartisinapositivehouseandingoodcondition:thepersonisawaketothemesoftheD
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chart.Ifinnegativehouseandweak:they'reasleep.
mixed:dreaming.
ii.Dchartvs.birthchartinfluence.Ingeneralinaperson'slife,ifaplanetisstronginthe
birthchartandweakintheDchart,itsthemesaregoodfortheperson.Butduringthedasaofaplanet,
thepositionintheDchartismuchmoresignificantthanthepositioninthebirthchart.Ifaplanetis
stronginboth,greatifaplanetisweakinboth,verydifficult.Itisimportanttounderstandthata
completelyconfluentpatterninthebirthchartmaynotbereversedbyanoppositetheminaDchart,
evenduringrelevantdasaperiods.
iii.BirthchartconditionsthataffectDcharts.Ifaplanetisseriouslycombust(within3
degreesoftheSun),orinaplanetarywar(especiallytheloserofthewar),thenthatplanet'sweakness
permeatesalloftheDchartstoo.Similarly,someonebornontheNewMoon,e.g.withtheMoonwithin
1/2signoftheSun,makestheMoonweakinalloftheDcharts.Ifaplanetisretrogradeatbirth,onthe
otherhand,itisstrongerinalloftheDcharts.
iv.Redemptionbyastrongbenefic.IfJupiterisstronginaDchart(bybeingvargottama,in
ownorexaltedsign,orwithdigbala,i.e.in1sthouse),itwillnullifyabadhouseplacementorbad
sankyayogaforeveryplanetitaspects(exceptpossiblyVenus).AverystrongVenusoccasionallyhasa
similareffect.
v.Disruptionbydebilitation.Ifadasalordisdebilitatedorevenconjunctadebilitatedplanet,
itsthemesaredisruptedforthatDchart.
vi.Karakas.IfkarakasofathemearewellplacedinaDchart,goodforthetheme.(Andvice
versa.)
vii.Flanking.Ifthe1sthouseordasalordareflankedbypoorlyconditionedmalefics,negative
results.(viceversa,too.)Iftherearebeneficsinthe12th,1st,and2ndhousesofaDchart,thispositive
necklacehasverypositiveresults.
viii.SpecificPlanetaryExceptions.AStrongMarsinthe6thhouseinaDchartisgood(unless
pairedwithamaleficinthe8th).Saturninthe1sthouseingoodconditionintheD8givesgoodresults.
Mercuryingoodconditioninthe8thinD4givesgoodresults.AweakandpoorlyplacedMoon
influencedbyKetuintheD12chartrendersmotherawidow,divorced,orseparatedfromhusband.
ix.MultipleMalefics.AdasalordaspectedbymanymaleficsgivespoorerresultsforthatD
chart.
x.StrongMaleficsacrossKendras.Ifadasalordisastrongmaleficandthepairedplanetisa
strongmalefic,bothacrossthe1/7or4/10axis,thenbothdasasgivegoodresults.
xi.The6thHouse.Ifastrongplanetisinthe6th,thefirsthalfofthedasagoeswell,andthe
secondhalfpoorly.
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xii.PredictingEndings.Ifthedasalordisinthe3rdor8thhouse,withoutaredeemingsankya
yoga,themesoftheDchartwillcometoanendduringthedasa,e.g.forD10,careermightend
(retirement).
xiii.The11thHouse.EspeciallyfortheD11,thethemesofthehouseplacementofthedasa
lordexpressthemselves.Forexample,one'spartnermayreceivehonorsifyouarerunningthedasaofa
wellplacedplanetinthe7thhouseoftheD11chart.
xiv.Swabhukti.Atthebeginningofadasa,whentheplanetisrunningitsownbhukti,e.g.
Sun/Sun,youonlybegintonoticetheresultsofthedasachangeifthedasalordisinownsigninthe
birthorDchartmorepowerfulinDchartorinownnakshatrainbirthchart.Otherwise,itisthe
secondbhuktiinwhichtheeffectsofthedasachangearereallynotable.

xv.Sandhi.Thetimeperiodimmediatelybeforeandafteradasalordchangestoanewplanetis
atimeofverysignificantflux.Manylifechangeswilloccurduringthistime.

C.Lookattherelationshipofthedasalordtothebhuktilord.

I.Howdoesthebhuktilordaffectthedasa?Ifthetwolordsarenotinmutualrelationshipand
thebhuktilorddoesnothave"controloverthedasalord",thenthebhuktiperiodisprimarilydetermined
bythedasalord.

Thedasaandbhuktilordsareinmutualrelationshipiftheymutuallyaspecteachother,are
inparivartanayoga,ineachother'snakshatra,orareevenintrinalorkendrarelationshiptoeachother.
ThesemutualrelationshipsaremuchstrongeriftheyoccurintheDchart,butshouldalsobelookedfor
inthebirthchartiftheydon'texistintheDchart.
Iftheyareinmutualrelationship,thenthedasalordhastheprimaryinfluenceunlesstheconditionofthe
bhuktilordismuchmoreexaggerated(e.g.thedasalordisordinarilyplacedbutthebhuktilordiseither
verystrongorveryweak).

Thebhuktilordtakescontroloverthedasalordif:

a.ThedasalordisinthesignofthebhuktilordintheDchart,andnotviceversa.
b.Thedasalordisinthenakshatraofthebhuktilordinthebirthchart,andnotviceversa.
c.ThedasalordisaspectedbythebhuktilordintheDchart,andnotviceversa.
d.Ifnoneoftheaboveapply,andthedasalordneitheraspectsnorrulesthebhuktilordin
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thebirthchart,butthebhuktilorddoesruleoraspectthedasalordinthebirthchart,thebhuktilordwill
havesomeinfluenceonthedasalord.

ii.Whatistherelationshipbetweenthedasalordandthebhuktilordinthebirthchart.

Ifthetwolordshaveanoticeablerelationshipinthebirthchart,thenthebhuktiperiodbecomes
averyimportanttimeforthefruitionandresolutionofthebirthchartrelationshipbetweenthetwo
planets.

iii.Tointerpretthethemesarising,lookattheconfluencebetweenthedasaandbhuktilords
inthebirthchart.

If,inthebirthchart,onelordrulesthe5thandtheotherisinthe5th,orsignficatorforthe5th,or
aspectsthe5thorthe5thlord,thenthethemesofthe5thhouseareactivatedduringthedasa/bhukti.

ThetrueintegrationofIyertechniquescomeswhenyoucan"feelthelean"ofthepatterninthechart
you'reexaminingandaccuratelypredictthroughthatrecognition.
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TheDifferencesbetweenBirthChartAnalysisvs.DivisionalChartAnalysis
byHankFriedman
Method

BirthCharts

Divisional
Charts

GoodHouses

1,2,3,4,5,7,9,10,11

1,4,5,7,9,10(2,
11)

BadHouses

6,8,12

3,6,8,12

TheMeaningsoftheHouses
Used

Yes

No(exceptforD
11)

Housethatrepresentsa
theme

specifichouse,e.g.4thfor
home

FirstHouseof
eachDchart

KarakoBhavoNashya

karakainspecifichouse,e.g.
Venusinthe7thhouse,
worseifstrong

Karakain1st
houseofDchart,
e.g.Venusin1st
inD9,worseif
weak

PlanetsAlwaysBenefic

JupiterandVenus

Moon,Mercury,
Venus,Jupiter

Weaknessesthatflowfrom
BirthChart

PlanetaryWar,
Combust,
NewMoon,
Eclipse

Strengthsthatflowfrom
BirthChart

Vargottama,
Retrograde,

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FullMoon
PrimaryStrengths

Ownsign,Exalted,DigBala,
Retrograde,FullMoon

Ownsign,
Exalted,DigBala,
Vargottama

SecondaryStrengths

Retrograde

PrimaryWeaknessesin
Chart

Combust,War,Debilitated

Debilitated

RulershipsofHousesUsed

Yes

No(exceptfor1st
houselord)

Yogasused

AllYogasincludingYogas
formedbyHouseRulership

Veryfewyogas:
e.g.PanchaMaha
Purusha,Neecha
Bhangha,
Parivartana,
Lagnadhi

SankhyaYogasdetermine
results

No

Yes

Typeofenemyrelationships
touse

Sun,Moon,Mars,Jupiter
versusMercury,Venus,
Saturn

SoleEnemy

Nakshatrarulership
employed

No

Yes

SensitivitytoBirthTime
Errors

BirthChartstayscorrectfor
12hours

D27:2
5minutes
D3:2445

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minutes
DaghdaRashis

Yes

No

NeechaBhanga

4waysofNeechaBhanga

2waysofNeecha
Bhanga

ExplanationofTable
Note:themethodofDchartanalysiswasoriginatedbySheshadriIyer,andwastaughtto
mebyHartdeFouw.ItisthisapproachthatIamcontrastingwithbirthchartanalysis
methods.
GoodHouses

1,2,3,4,5,7,9,10,11

1,4,5,7,9,10(2,11)

BadHouses

6,8,12

3,6,8,12

Whilethethirdhouseisamilddusthanainbirthchartwork,itisafullyanegativehousein
divisionalchartanalysis.DasalordsplacedinthethirdhouseofaDchart(withnothingin
the11thhouse)indicateanendingofthethemeoftheDchart,e.g.intheD10ifthedasa
lordisinthe3rdhouse,retirementorcareerchangeswilloccurduringthatdasa.
Houses2and11inDchartsareconsideredneutralhouses,i.e.slightlypositive.Ittakes
lesstomakeadasaproblematicwhenitsdasalordisinhouse2or11,thanifitoccupiesa
goodhouse.
TheMeaningsoftheHouses
Used

Yes

No(exceptforD11)

Inbirthchartwork,themeaningsofeachofthehousesarevitallyimportantandused
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extensively.InDchartanalysis,housemeaningsarenotusedatall,exceptintheD11
chart,wheretheyindicatefromwhatdirectionshonorswillbereceived,e.g.awellplaced
dasalordinthe10thhouseintheD11indicateshonorswillbethroughcareerachievements.
Housethatrepresentsa
theme
KarakoBhavoNashya

specifichouse,e.g.4thfor
home

FirstHouseofeachDchart

karakainspecifichouse,e.g.
Karakain1sthouseofD
Venusinthe7thhouse,
chart,e.g.Venusin1stinD
worseifstrong
9,worseifweak

Inregularbirthchartwork,thestandardmeaningsofeachhouseapply.InDcharts,
however,theFirstHouserepresentsthethemesofthatDchart.E.g.TheFirstHouseofthe
D3chartrepresentsthesiblings.OneconsequenceofthisisthatmaleficsintheFirstHouse
canindicatechallengesforthethemesofthatDchart.Also,manyplanetsaspectingtheFirst
HouseofaDchartindicatethethemequiteenergizedinaperson'slife,asdoestheFirst
HousebeingVargottama,i.e.inthesamesignasthebirthchart'sAscendant.
TheprincipleofKarakoBhavoNashyastatesthatwhentheplanetthatsignifiesapersonis
inthehousethatrepresentsthesameperson,problemsarise.Inbirthcharts,thatmeansthat
ifMarsisinthethirdhouse,youngersiblingsmayhavesignificantissues,oryour
relationshipwithoneofthemmaybenoticeablydifficult.
Similarly,Mooninthe4thforMother,Jupiterinthe5thforchildren,Venusinthe7thfor
spouse,Sunthe9thforFather,orJupiterinthe11thforoldersiblingsindicateschallengesto
thepersonortotherelationshipwiththem.Thestrongerthenatalplanetisthatrepresents
theperson,thegreaterthedisruption.Seeexamplesbelow.
KarakoBhavoNashyaintheNatalChart
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InDcharts,however,sincetheFirstHouserepresentstheperson,itistheplacementof
VenusintheFirstHouseintheD9chartthatrepresentsproblemswithrelationships.
Similarly,MarsorJupiterintheFirstHouseintheD3forsiblings,SunorMoonintheFirst
HouseforFatherorMotherrespectivelyintheD12,orJupiterintheFirstHouseintheD7
forchildrencausedifficulties.Additionally,forDcharts,thestrengthrulereverses:the
weakertheplanetisthatrepresentstheperson,themoredisruptivetheeffect.Seeexamples
below.
KarakoBhavoNashyainDivisionalCharts

PlanetsAlwaysBenefic

JupiterandVenus

Moon,Mercury,Venus,
Jupiter

Innatalchartanalysis,theMoonissometimesconsideredtobeaweakmaleficwhendark
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andwaning,andMercurybecomesamaleficplanetwhenitisassociatedwithoraspected
bymaleficswithoutanycontactwithbenefics.ButinDcharts,MercuryandtheMoonare
alwaysbeneficinnature.
Weaknessesthatflowfrom
BirthChart

PlanetaryWar,Combust,
NewMoon,Eclipse

Strengthsthatflowfrom
BirthChart

Vargottama,Retrograde,
FullMoon

If,inabirthchart,aplanetisseriouslycombust(within3degreesoftheSun),orina
planetarywar,ortheMoonisinthesamesignastheSun(i.e.within30degreesoftheSun),
orthepersonisbornduringaneclipse,thentheweaknessofthatplanetwilltranslatetoall
ofthedivisionalcharts.Thismeansthatgoodresultswillbesignificantlylessenedand
challengingeffectsamplified.
Ontheotherhand,ifaplanetisretrograde,oroccupiesthesamesigninthebirthchartanda
Dchart(i.e.isvargottama),ortheMoonisintheoppositesigntotheSuninthebirth
chart,thenitsstrengthtranslatestothedivisionalchart(s)andevenifbadlyplacedthere
enablesthepersontodealwithissuesthatariseeffectively.Iftheplanetiswellplacedina
Dchart,itspositiveeffectsaretherebyamplified.
PrimaryStrengths
SecondaryStrengths

Ownsign,Exalted,DigBala, Ownsign,Exalted,DigBala,
Retrograde,FullMoon
Vargottama,FullMoon
Vargottama

Retrograde

Therearesmalldifferencesbetweenwhatmakesaplanetstronginabirthchartandwhat
makesitstronginaDchart.BothnatalandDchartsseeplanetsasstrongwhenintheirown
sign,exalted,havingdigbala,andtheFullMoon.However,inthenatalchart,aplanetbeing
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retrogradegivesitfullstrength,whileinDcharts,suchaplanethasstrength,butperhaps
onlyhalfasmuch.Ontheotherhand,aVargottamaplanetinanatalchart(formedby
beinginthesamesignasitisintheNavamshachart)onlyoffersfullstrengthundercertain
specificconditions,whileinaDchartVargottamaplanets(formedbybeinginthesame
signasthenatalchart,exceptthedebilitationsign)havefullstrengthunlesstheplanethas
oneoftheweaknessthatflowfromthebirthchart,asdelineatedinthelastsection.
PrimaryWeaknessesin
Chart

Combust,War,Debilitated

Debilitated

Whileaplanetcanbecombustordebilitatedorinaplanetarywarinabirthchart,weignore
thedegreepositionsofplanetsinDchartsandsoneithercombustionnorplanetarywarcan
ariseinspecificDcharts.Inaddition,sincetheDchartpositionofaplanetbysign
influencesDasaeffectssignificantlymorethanitspositionbysigninthebirthchart,aplanet
debilitatedinthebirthcharthaslittlenegativeinfluenceoverthesameplanet'seffectinaD
chart.
RulershipsofHousesUsed

Yes

No(exceptfor1sthouselord)

Yogasused

AllYogasincludingYogas
formedbyHouseRulership

Veryfewyogas:e.g.Pancha
MahaPurusha,Neecha
Bhangha,Parivartana,
Lagnadhi

Inbirthchartanalysis,howhouserulerscombine,wheretheyreside,whattheyaspectare
majorinfluencesininterpretingcharts.Ontheotherhand,inDchartshouserulershipsare
completelyignored,exceptfortheruleroftheDchart'sAscendant.TheruleroftheD
chart'sAscendantisveryimportant,however.ItrepresentsthethemeofthatDchart,and
thereforeitsplacementandstrengthshowthelikelihoodoffulfillmentofthatthemeinthe
person'slifeanditsDasaoftenbringsresultsforthethemeoftheDchart.
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BecausehouserulershipsarenotusedinDcharts,yogasthatrelyonhouserulershipareto
beignoredcompletelyinDcharts.TherearethereforenoRajaYogasformedbyhouselords
combininginDcharts,forexample.
PanchaMahaPurushayogasdependuponKendraplacementandstrengthbysign,and
thereforetheydoapplytoDcharts.Similarly,ParivartanaYogasareformedwhentwo
planetsareineachothers'signs.InDcharts,wedon'tlookatthehousestheyoccupy,
however,andonlyseetheParivartanaYogaformedinaDchartasstrengtheningeach
planet.
LagnadhiandKartariYogasalsoworkinDcharts.Ifbeneficsareinhouses6,7,and8ina
Dchartorinhouses12,1,and2,thentheDchart'sAscendantisstrengthenedandthe
themesofthatDchartgowell.Theoppositeeffectwouldhappenifallthreehouseswere
occupiedbymalefics.KartariYogasalsoapply,butonlyiftheadjacenthousestoanyhouse
areonlyoccupiedbybeneficsormalefics.E.g.IfJupiterwasinthe3rdhouseofaDchart
andVenuswasinthe5thhouseinthatchart,thentheDasaofaplanetoccupyingthe4th
housewouldbecomemorepositive,butonlyiftherewerenomaleficsinhouses3and5.
SankhyaYogasdetermine
results

No

Yes

ThemostimportantfactorisDchartanalysis,i.e.fordeterminingwhethereachdasago
wellorpoorlyforthethemeofthatDchart,istheplacementoftheDasalordbyhouse.If
aDasalordisinhouses3,6,8,or12,theDchart'sthemesgopoorly,unlessthereisa
SankhyaYoga.
ThemostcommonfactorthatcanaltertheeffectsofapoororgoodDasalordplacementis
theplacementofanotherplanetinthe"pairedhouse".ThisiswhatformstheSankhyayoga.
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Thepairedhousesare1&7,2&12,3&11,4&10,5&9,and6&8.Ifthereisaplanetin
the12thhouseinaDchart,forexample,itsDasawillgopoorlyforthethemesofthatD
chartunlessthereisaplanetinthe2ndhousethatcreatesapositiveSankhyaYoga.
RememberthataShubhaSankyaYogaisformedwhentherearebeneficsinbothofthe
pairedhouses,indicatingthedasasofbothbeneficsgowellforthethemeofthatDchart.A
PapaSankhyaYogaisformedwhentherearemaleficsinbothofthepairedhouses,
indicatingthatthedasasofbothmaleficsgopoorlyforthethemeofthatDchart.Andif
thereareonlyoneormorebeneficsinoneofthepairedhouses,andonlyoneormore
maleficsintheotherpairedhouse,thenaMishraSankhyaYogaisformed,indicatingthat
thedasaofthebenefic(s)goeswellandthedasaofthemalefic(s)goespoorlyforthethemes
ofthatDchart.
Sankhyayogasarenotformedinthebirthchart,norusedinnatalchartanalysis.
Typeofenemyrelationships
touse

Sun,Moon,Mars,Jupiter
versusMercury,Venus,
Saturn

SoleEnemy

Inexaminingabirthchart,onepaysattentiontothetwogroupsoffriendsindicatedabovein
themiddlecolumn.HavingtheSunconjoinMarssincebotharefriends,orSaturnconjoin
Venus(againbothfriends)issignificantlylessproblematicthanhavingSaturnconjunct
Mars(enemies),forexample.InDcharts,thistypeofconsiderationiseitherignoredorvery
secondary.
Inevaluatingbirthcharts,theprincipleofaplanetbeinganother'sSoleEnemyisnever
used.SoleenemiesareonlyusedinDchartanalysis.Asareminder:Jupiteristheenemyof
Venus,VenusofRahu,SaturnoftheSun,theMoonofSaturn,MercuryoftheMoon,Mars
ofMercury,KetuofMars,andtheSunofJupiter.BecauseRahuandKetuarealways
conjunctoroppositeinDcharts,RahudoesnotfunctionasthesoleenemyofKetu.
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Nakshatrarulership
employed

No

Yes

TheVimshottariDasasystemisbasedupontherulerofthenatalMoon'snakshatra
placement.NakshatrarulersintheVimshottariDasasystemarethesameasthenakshatra
rulerscommonlyusedthroughoutVedicastrology.(Note,otherDasasystemsattribute
differentplanetaryrulerstoeachnakshatra.)
Besidesdeterminingwhatplanetrulesthefirstdasa(i.e.therulerofthenatalMoon's
nakshatra),nakshatrasareusedinDchartanalysisinafewadditionalways:
1.Ifaplanetisinitsownnakshatra(orownorexaltedsign)inthebirthchart,thenatthe
beginningofitsdasa,thechangetothenewdasagivesimmediateresults,bothineveryD
chartandinthenatalchart.Ifthedasalordinnotinoneoftheseplacements,thenewdasa's
effectswilltakemuchlongertounfold.
2.Iftwoplanetsinthebirthchartareineachother'snakshatra,anakshatraparivartanayoga
occurs,indicatingthattheplanetsarestronglylinkedtoeachother,andaffecteachotherin
everyDchart.
3.Ifoneplanetisinthenakshatraofanother(inthebirthchart)thenthesecondplanethasa
unilateralinfluenceoverthefirstplanetinalloftheDcharts(unlessthesecondplanetis
alsounilaterallyinfluencedbythefirstplanetinsomeway,e.g.bybeinginthefirstplanet's
signintheDchart,orbybeingunilaterallyaspectedbythefirstplanetintheDchart.)
SensitivitytoBirthTime
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BirthChartstayscorrectfor
12hours

D27:25minutes
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OneofthereasonswhyVedicastrologyusesWholeSignHouses(i.e.whereeveryhouseis
onewholesign)isthatitmakesVedicchartsmuchlesssusceptibletoinaccuratebirthtimes.
AVedicnatalchart'splanetswillonlychangehouseplacementsaboutonceevery1hourfor
shortascensionsignslikeAquariusorPiscesAscendants,oramaximumofevery2hours
forlongascensionsignslikeLeoandVirgoAscendants.
PlanetsinDcharts,however,changethehousestheyareinmuchmorefrequently.Afive
minuteerrorinbirthtimewilldefinitelyalterthehouseplacementofplanetsinaD27chart,
forexample.That'swhyDchartsaresousefulinrectifyingabirthtime(i.e.findingthe
precisebirthtime).Theastrologershiftsthebirthtimeforwardorbackwardsintimeby
smallincrementsandobserveswhetherthechangesintheDchartsbetterrepresentsthe
realityoftheperson'slife.
DaghdaRashis

Yes

No

Daghdarashisareessentially"moveabledusthanas",i.e.signsthathavetakenonthenature
ofthechallenginghouses.ThisconceptispartoftheIyeranalysismethod,butonlyapplies
tobirthcharts.
Iftherulerofadaghdarasiisinagoodhouse(anythingexcept6,8,or12)thenthe
challengestoaffairsofthedaghdarasihousearemagnified(i.e.worse),whileiftherulerof
adaghdarasiisinhouse6,8,or12oranotherdaghdarasi,theaffairsofthedaghdarasi
housegowell.
Iftherulerofagoodhouseisinadaghdarasi,againtheaffairsofthathousebecome
challenged.
NeechaBhanga

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Inbirthchartwork,aplanetinitssignofdebilitationcanbestrengthenedifitsdispositoris
initsownorexaltedsign,orifitaspectsthedebilitatedplanet.ThisisalsotrueinDcharts,
however,withtheadditionalconditionthatthedebilitatedplanetintheDchartmustbeina
kendraortrikonaforsignificantameliorationtooccur.
Fornatalcharts,debilitationcanalsobehelpediftheplanetthatrulesthesignthatthe
debilitatedplanetisexaltedineitheraspectsthedebilitatedplanetorisinitsownsignor
exaltedsign.ThissecondsetofrulesdoesnotapplytoDcharts.
TheDchartanalysismethodisaverypowerfulmethodofVedicastrologicalprediction,but
itisvitaltoknowwhichtechniquestouseinapproachingDchartsandwhichapplyonlyto
natalchartanalysis.

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