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Using the Navamsa - Some Technqiues

by Khoo Hock Leong Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:34 pm


Hi Learned Members
Here are some of the ways one can use the Navamsa.
(1) Find the sign in Rasi where the planet is placed. Find out also the sign in Navamsa where the
planet is placed. Then count from the Rasi sign to that of the sign in Navamsa. The position is the
house in which the planet is placed with the Lagna denoted by the sign in which the planet is
placed in Rasi. To assess the good or bad effects ot that note the following :
If the relative number of the counting is other than 6 or 8 or if the sign in Navamsa is not
debilitated, then it has good effects. The good effects would be further enhanced based on the
Ascendant Type that is formed for that particular planet's new position. The new Ascendant has
Lagna identical to the planet's original Rasi position in D-1.
(2) Take the lord of the Navamsa chart. See whether it is placed in Kendra or Kona. If it is, then
it is good. The person will be lucky and fortunate.
(3) For planets that are not in their own, Moolatrikona or exaltation signs, the dispositor in
Navamsa assumes special signficance in chart interpretation. For example, if the 10th lord Mars
in Rasi is placed in Sagittarius in Navamsa. Then predict occupations related to Jupiter would
have a major inlfuence on Martian occupations like mabye the person is teaching in the police
acadmy rather than an actual crime fighter himself.
(4) Conjucntions and oppositions (whether by Drishti or Yuti) in Navamsa assume a higher
signification than other relationships like 10th house Drishti aspect.
(5) Some Observations
Mars conjunct Rahu or Ketu in Mercury's Navamsa gives skin or stomach problems.
Venus conjunct Rahu or Ketu in Navamsa indicates marriage to a person outside of the native's
community. Also gives problems in relationships.
Saturn conjunct Moon in Navamsa indicates stinginess, or an obsession with money.
Moon and Mars conjunct in Navamsa indicate gynaecological problems in women and bloodrelated problems in men. This is especially true when the conjunction occurs in Cancer or
Scorpio.
Venus, though Vargottama in Jyeshtha, can still give relationship problems.

Jupiter in exaltation or own sign in Navamsa usually gives a sound financial position to the
native, especially as age increases.
Saturn in Leo Navamsa is almost always bad, except when Vargottama.
Natives with Sun in Aries Navamsa go bald sooner than most people. They also tend to have
large foreheads.
Mars in Venus Navamsa gives a taste for the good life. If afflicted, will give vices. Venus in Mars
Navamsa gives an aggressive, emotional outlook in relationships. A Mars-Venus exchange in
Navamsa could indicate failure of marriage, or, a love-interest not leading to marriage. It could
also indicate unfaithfulness or a multiplicity of relationships.
(6) Afflictions to a planet by the nodes give warped results, athough it does not necessarily deny
the fulfillment.
(7) Special aspects and digbalas also apply to Navamsa.
(8) The lord of a house, whether in Rasi or Navamsa, conjunct or aspected by a Karaka in the
Navamsa gives good results. For e.g., If the 7th lord of the Rasi or Navamsa is conjunct Venus, it
gives good results pertaining to spouse. I consider Jupiter as karaka for Navamsa as well. It is the
planet of Dharma.
(9) A planet involved in exchange of signs (Parivartana) in the Navamsa should be considered
strong.
(10) A planet in its exaltation or own sign in Navamsa is to be considered strong, and usually
gives good results pertaining to its lordship or Karaka signification. A planet in its debilitation in
Navamsa is weak, unless that is offset by Neechbhanga.
(11) Vargottama in Navamsa is strong even if the planet is weak in Avastha. Dasa of such a
planet is eventful.
(12) Any planet or Bhava should have equal or more strenght in D-9 chart to advocate sustaining
power of that particular Bhava or planet. Any planet in its own Rashi placed in D-1 chart should
go into its own Rashi, Mooltrikon sign, exaltation sign or great friend's sign. They should not go
into inimical signs, untoward behaves or connected with them should not be debilitated or should
not otherwise loose strenght in D-9 chart. One has to analysis the exact strength of a planet in D9 chart in respect of basic chart, transit chart (prashna chart) any planet gaining strength in
Navamsa multiply its power with three times.
(13) The lords of Navamsa are as follows:
a. The lord of first, 4th and 7th Navamsa is Deva which means the divine lord. It represent the
qualities of generosity, power, wealth. Native born in this part of Navamsa are generous,
religious and powerful.
b. The lord of 2nd, 5th and 8th Navamsa represent Nara which means a man or person of kind,

soul and reputed. Engaged in the pursuits of human welfare.


c. The lords of 3rd, 6th and 9th Navamsa represent the charatertistics of Rakshaha or a demon.
This part represent cruel, quarry, violent, selfish and person of a negative qualities.
(14) In Navamsa two things are must to be seen. The Lagna Bhava and Lagna Lord should not be
into 6th, 8th or 12th Bhava in D-9. If it is moveable sign it should not be in 6th Navamsa or 8th
Navamsa, if it is fixed Sign it should not to be in 4th Navamsa and in Dual sign it should not be
in 2nd, 4th, & 8th Navamsa. Secondly, 6th, 8th & 12th lord of D-1 should not get associated with
Lagna Bhava or lagna lord in D-9. When the Lagna and Lagna Lord of D-9 gets associated with
6, 8 or 12 of D-9, the first level of afflictions will give the affects in the Mahadasha of Planets
connecting to these Lagna Lord and Lagna. The second level of afflictions is in the Antradasha of
these planets and the third level in the Pratyanter Dashas. One with experience these kinds of
troubles and anxietities in life.
(15) Pushkaramsa represent Pushkara Navamsa of 3o-20' in a Rasi which is its most ausupious
part. Each Rasi has two Pushkara Navamsa and thus their total in 12x2 = 24. These Navamsa are
owned by the benefic planets and can predict benefic results, when applying in muhurata,
prasana and timing of events, Jupiter when in pushkara bless the native with plenty of wealth and
progress in life. In Navamsa for the purpose of self one has to see the strength of 5th house in D9 of Lagna, Lagna Lord, the Sun and dispositior of the Sun. For analysing one's poorva punya
karma's how will they fruitify. Lagna, lagna Lord, 3rd house, 3rd Lord, Saturn and its dispositor
in D-9 they will talk of one's endurance in this life. Poorva punaya karma's and their afflictions
can be seen from 5th houses/ 5th lord and from the Karka Jupiter and its dispositior. Now where
you are analysing spouse, Lagna, Lagna Lord, 7th house, 7th Lord, Venus and its dispositor.
Foreign travels and associated things, the 3, 7, 9, 12 houses/ Lords (Kalapursha's 3th lord
Gemeni and its Lord Mercury alongwith Venus). When talking of foreign settlements and
diseases, Lagna, Lagna Lord, 6th lord, Ketu and dispositor of Ketu, for diseases and curing of
disases Rahu and dispositior of Rahu (in transit).
Don't forget Pushkara Bhaga as well whcih is one point in the Pushkhara Navamsa which gives
especially good result.
Follow this link to get the Pushkhara Navamsa and Pushkhara Bhaga.
http://www.komilla.com/pages/Pushkara2of2.html
(16) Based on ancient theories behind the vargas, the navamsa reveals your spiritual 'potencies',
inner strength, or the positive provisions of your good karma.
Especially your vargottama planets between your rasi and navamsa, and those planets conjoined
in the 'kendras' or 'trikonas' of the navamsa will show the 'outlets' by which your spiritual
provisions can be accessed.
(17) 5th House of Navamsa (An interesting example on children)
Jupiter and Mars are both in Cancer Navamsa where Jupiter is exalted and Mars is debilitated.
Mars is in Pisces and therefore Pisces becomes Navamsa lagna for Mars in Cancer navamsa. So

Mars goes to the 5th house with Jupiter. This gives the following information about the 5th house
matters:
1) Mars is in the 5th house, which is bad and further it is debilitated - but Mars is still a
masculine planet indicating male children.
2) Jupiter in the 5th house which is bad if supported by another malefic indication, but in this
case Jupiter is exalted, thus indicating benefic results.
3) The exalted Jupiter in the 5th house indicates five sons, but the presence of debilitated Mars
seems to indicate that this number can be reduced by three, as Mars indicate the number three.
4) The final result will be only two living sons. As a matter of fact the 5th house being the sign
Cancer ruled by the Moon also indicates this number, since Moon indicates the number two.
In Nadi astrology the number indicated by a planet is the number of the weekday of that planet.
No. 8 and 9 are however ruled by Rahu and Ketu. It works like this:
No. 1 = Sunday (Sun)
No. 2 = Monday (Moon)
No. 3 = Tuesday (Mars)
No. 4 = Wednesday (Mercury)
No. 5 = Thursday (Jupiter)
No. 6 = Friday (Venus)
No. 7 = Saturday (Saturn)
No. 8 = Rahu
No. 9 = Ketu
They can be divided into either odd or even numbers, this way:
Odd (1, 3, 5, 7 & 9) = Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Ketu
Even (2, 4, 6 and = Moon, Mercury, Venus and Rahu
The smiley icon is actually '8'.
Please observe that the odd numbers include the masculine planets, while the even numbers
include the feminine ones. However, if we want to find out the number of something from the
chart, it maybe useful to see if the ODD or EVEN planets are dominating in the relevant house.
In many cases it will be sufficient to know if the person has an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) or an
even number (2, 4, 6, of siblings, children, wives or whatever.
Anyway, in this present case there is a qualified significator of sons in cancer navamsa, sons can
be predicted when Jupiter or Saturn transits Cancer Rasi or its trines.
Actually the person got the first out of two sons when Jupiter was in Cancer itself, but the birth
was followed severe psychological troubles for this person. This is because of Mars in Cancer
gets much too emotional.
The second son was born when Saturn was transitting in Scorpio in trine to Cancer.

I got this from everywhere in the internet especially the part of the type of signs
then the ruler cannot be placed in specific Navamsas. Most of them use Nadi
Astrology which other than Devakaralam, I do not have the others - like the one by
C S Patel on Predicting Using Navamsa and Ashtakavarga.
As for the source in the internet, I paste it from the webpage onto a microsoft word
document so did not keep track of the link. You may want to search in the internet
for the source using keywords like Navamsa. All are from practising astrologers.
Aside from the above, which has nothing to do with my source, I also saw a post in
this forum that says that 4th of Navamsa is the 64th Navamsa and that is generally
not a good place for planets which is true. But this point, I repeat, I did not include
in the above points.
Over here the Navamsa means the house which the planet is in in the Navamsa
chart.

Debilitation Navamsa of a planet is considered final even though when assessing a


planet's strength we also take D-12 into account (this is according to classics). This
is because D-12 is only HALF A NAVAMSA chart. It re-cycles back to the 1st Bhava
from 7th Bhava onwards. The 1st 6 Bhavas and the last 6 Bhavas of D-12
correspond to the 1st 6 Bhavas of Navamsa.

It would have to be planets placed in Pushkara Navamsa. Then if that planet gets
aspects from other planets in other positions, the beneficial effects get modified
accordingly but it is still beneficial. For example my Jupiter is in Pushkara Bhaga in
19 degree 11 minute Aquarius (the exact Pushkhara Bhaga point would have to
check the link - this point is the best for the Pushkhara Navamsa ruled by Rahu
within Shabbitashik). It makes my Jupiter very strong. When I am down and out,
opportunities come out of nowhere. This Pushkhara Bhaga is on top of the
Pushkhara which is ruled by Pisces - Jupiter's own sign and hence very well placed in
Navamsa (not only Pisces but Jupiter is at Pushkhara Bhaga point).
Now Sun aspects my Jupiter. This rejuvenating of life force (Jupiter rules life giving)
is provided by my father who support me physically, spiritually, mentally (as a
companion) all the way.
So this is how you look at Pushkhara Navamsa - the planet placed there has the
karakatwa signification, aspects would give you clue on the details on how that is
achieved.

Regarding of Venus conjunct Rahu and Ketu aspect, according to Saptarishis


Astrology, one of the articles say that Venus making any aspect with Ketu in Rasi
(trine or conjunction) gives bad relationships and the marriage would fail. Ketu
dissolves anything and since Venus rules marriage and Venus mixed with Ketu rules
tapas, it is like a penance because marriage can be considered a bliss granted by
God.
Now back to your question. Jupiter in Navamsa is strong. 7th to Jupiter rules social
standing. 9th of Jupiter rules fortune. 5th of Jupiter rules the divine.
These aspects of Jupiter do help to soften Venus conjunction with Rahu/Ketu. I would
say the 7th aspect of Jupiter which rules the social standing given by the husband to
the wife is the strongest of the three that would help to cement the relationship
within the clan or community ie. the lady would find a husband within the clan. All
the more so if Venus conjunct Ketu and Jupiter conjunct Rahu in the opposite sign as
then Jupiter's benevolent rays would be enhanced by Rahu. But even with this last
configuration, Venus is very strong as Venus is the main karaka in the Navamsa
chart unless Jupiter is placed in the 7th or rules the 7th or better still, both. Even
better would be in addition if the dispositor of Venus conjuncting one of the nodes in
a sign goes over to the sign where Jupiter is placed.
In the case of a male chart with the configuration just stated, it would mean that his
high social standing in society would mean that his wife comes from within his clan
since his choice of partners within the clan would not be lacking, whereas in the
female chart it would mean that the husband most likely would be a social figure of
high standing within the woman's clan.
When all's said and done, research (as I mentioned above) shows Venus conjuncting
Ketu is a strong sign for the breakup of marriages and this should apply to the
Navamsa chart as well.

A Mars-Venus exchange in Navamsa could indicate failure of marriage, or, a loveinterest not leading to marriage. It could also indicate unfaithfulness or a multiplicity
of relationships.
It would have to be planets placed in Pushkara Navamsa. Then if that planet gets
aspects from other planets in other positions, the beneficial effects get modified
accordingly but it is still beneficial. For example my Jupiter is in Pushkara Bhaga in
19 degree 11 minute Aquarius (the exact Pushkhara Bhaga point would have to
check the link - this point is the best for the Pushkhara Navamsa ruled by Rahu
within Shabbitashik). It makes my Jupiter very strong. When I am down and out,
opportunities come out of nowhere. This Pushkhara Bhaga is on top of the
Pushkhara which is ruled by Pisces - Jupiter's own sign and hence very well placed in

Navamsa (not only Pisces but Jupiter is at Pushkhara Bhaga point).


Now Sun aspects my Jupiter. This rejuvenating of life force (Jupiter rules life giving)
is provided by my father who support me physically, spiritually, mentally (as a
companion) all the way.
So this is how you look at Pushkhara Navamsa - the planet placed there has the
karakatwa signification, aspects would give you clue on the details on how that is
achieved.
Regarding of Venus conjunct Rahu and Ketu aspect, according to Saptarishis
Astrology, one of the articles say that Venus making any aspect with Ketu in Rasi
(trine or conjunction) gives bad relationships and the marriage would fail. Ketu
dissolves anything and since Venus rules marriage and Venus mixed with Ketu rules
tapas, it is like a penance because marriage can be considered a bliss granted by
God.
Now back to your question. Jupiter in Navamsa is strong. 7th to Jupiter rules social
standing. 9th of Jupiter rules fortune. 5th of Jupiter rules the divine.
These aspects of Jupiter do help to soften Venus conjunction with Rahu/Ketu. I would
say the 7th aspect of Jupiter which rules the social standing given by the husband to
the wife is the strongest of the three that would help to cement the relationship
within the clan or community ie. the lady would find a husband within the clan. All
the more so if Venus conjunct Ketu and Jupiter conjunct Rahu in the opposite sign as
then Jupiter's benevolent rays would be enhanced by Rahu. But even with this last
configuration, Venus is very strong as Venus is the main karaka in the Navamsa
chart unless Jupiter is placed in the 7th or rules the 7th or better still, both. Even
better would be in addition if the dispositor of Venus conjuncting one of the nodes in
a sign goes over to the sign where Jupiter is placed.
In the case of a male chart with the configuration just stated, it would mean that his
high social standing in society would mean that his wife comes from within his clan
since his choice of partners within the clan would not be lacking, whereas in the
female chart it would mean that the husband most likely would be a social figure of
high standing within the woman's clan.
When all's said and done, research (as I mentioned above) shows Venus conjuncting
Ketu is a strong sign for the breakup of marriages and this should apply to the
Navamsa chart as well.
Actually UL shows your married life. 7th to D-7 shows your sexual relationship with
your wife (see my post on All Basic Things You Want to Know About Divisional
Charts).

You should check the 7th to Venus in Navamsa as well.


The house where Venus is situated should also be scrutinised both in Rasi and
Navamsa like where is Venus dispositor placed, is Venus conjuncting with other
planets, what kind of aspects Venus is receiving, the sign Venus is in etc.
This only applies to 7th to a planet or 7th house signifcations where the planet
position itself must be thouroughly scrutinised - also by Bhavat Bhavam principle
just like why we scrutinised the Navamsa Lagna.
7th to Rasi, 7th to Navamsa, 1st to Navamsa (by the Bhavat Bhavam principle) and
7th to Venus all show your spouse.
I personally think 7th to Venus is very strong. 7th to Rasi is the least strong,
followed by 1st to Navamsa and then 7th to Navamsa (but some astrologers hold
that the Bhavat Bhavam house is of equal strength to the actual house although I
have yet to test out the reality of this principle ).

NAVAMSA___________________________________
You now know what navamsa is.Navamsa is given so much importance in classics
that it is used along with rasi chart.Now why navamsa.
Navamsa is 1/9th of the rasi.9th house represents Dharma(Duty).9th House
represents Bhagya(Luck).SO it is very important to study navamsa.
Now what will happen if a planet is exalted in rasi and debilitated in navamsa.Even
a well established man will fall from his status.What if planet exalted in navamsa
and deb in rasi.Even a beggar will rise to heights.SO navamsa indicates LUCK.One is
doing something over years,doing job sincerely but not yet satisfied what does this
mean.This means that navamsa is not giving that luck factor.While someone
bum,loafer gets a lottery and he becomes rich all of the sudden.Thats the luck
factor that one gets through navamsa.Planets well placed in navamsa then will do
good,ill placed,then not so good.
You have to take dispositor of particular lord.eg.for job take navamsa dispositor of
10th lord of rasi chart etc.etc.
This is the luck factor.
Now Navamsa also shows Marriage.For this 7th house is key house and venus is the
key significator.You may be knowing venus in 6th house is in Marana karaka
Sthana.He doesnt like that house.
if venus is placed in 6th house from 7th(key house) i.e in 12H in navamsa then this
is not good for marriage.Similaraly venus in 6th from navamsa lagna is also bad but
its placement in 12H is worst.It can even deny marriage.

Timing marriage is done through dasa.


Mahadasa planet should be associated with Navamsa lagna/Navamsa Logna lord
lord by conjunction ,aspect or argala.
Antardasa planet should be connected to 7th lord of navamsa by conjunction
,aspect or argala.
and pratyantardasa planet is normally in trines to 7th house.This planet should be
checked in D1 chart also.
Now one can understand about partners family through navamsa also.So 4th lord
from 7th i.e 10th lord will represent mother of spouse and so on.
There can be a divourse,remarriage.For this 8th from 7th i.e 2nd from lana in
navamsa is seen for second spouse.8th from 2nd i.e 9th house is seen for 3rd
spouse and so on it goes.
[YOU SAID]:Please clarify where the rules of Mahadasa from Sun, Antardasa from
Moon and Pratyandar from Lagna apply maybe from Rasi instead of Nakashatra I
dont know.
[ANS]: See take moon vimsottari only,normal vimsottari.Planets are always analysed
from lagna for all levels of dasa just an additional supportive rule given by
Satyacharya is given .Take Sun as ascendant,rotate the house till you get sun in
lagna this is sun chart analyse mahadasa lord from sun in similar way you do it from
Lagna.Do the same with antardasa from Moon and Arudha lagna.Thats what i told.
Generally you should be knowing some basic rules while analysing dasas,like
malefics in 3/6/11H are good.Rahu-ketu in Kendra or trines associated with benefics
do good.The badhaka concept,the ghaataka rasi,panchanga(5 limbs),natural
significations,temporal significations.All this should be known.Rules for
rajayogas,neecha bhanga(cancellation of debility),uccha bhanga(cancellation of
exaltation),should be known otherwise you will be wondering why an exalted planet
in rasi and well placed in navamsa not giving good results.This may be due to the
cancellation.This can be due to the Tithi dosha and other curses and badhakas.
[YOU SAID]:Navamsha is certainly an interesting point in Vedic astrology. I have also
read that it is related to the second part of our life. However, how can this chart be
used on a day to day basis in connection with Rasi. Please quote an example.
[ANS]:About Navamsa i told lot of things already above.Some usefull points about
houses...
1H-self,nature of person,complexion
2H-2nd marriage,secret affairs,new business ventures etc
3H-Skill in hands one has,father in law etc
4H-A kendra,job of spouse etc
5H-Innate skills,like ketu will show very good in mathematics,computers etc.
6H-House of Father in law,seperation from spouse either due to lack of marital
harmony or due to spouse leaving home and going to her fathers house due to
pregnancy or holiday

7H-Marriage,spouse,partner.It is 4th from 4H and 10th from 10H so it controlls


these houses.
8H-maraka to 7H,shows break in marriage (if indicated)
9H-Dharma,relation with guru,temples,younger siblings of spouse etc
10H-Mother of spouse,Karma,actions,maraka to Guru(teacher)
11H-Finances,controls flow of money due to 10th related activities
12H-Loss and denial,Venus here can show loss or denial of marriage
Navamsa has additional importance for holding Karakamsa.Atmakaraka placed in
Navamsa is karakamsa.12H from him shows Ishta devata,the god one should
worship to get final emancipation.Ketu there shows native has chances to do so.You
have it .I asked you earlier any God from you culture having animal head or
headless ,but still i did not get the answer.
Navamsa thus should be analysed in conjunction with rasi chartIn short rasi chart is
promising many things Navamsa will sort out important things from those heap of
events that D1 shows.So do other divisional charts
In prashna(horary)Navamsa is used to trace the past of the native accurately.It is
used to determine in how much period the result will fructify.
[YOU SAID]:Please quote an example.
--------->Examples in next post