Satya Jataka

Time of Birth Janmanakshatra Strength of a Bhava Significance of the houses The great sage Satyacharya taught the principles of astrology to his disciple Manithlha and these principles are contained in this work. 1.Addressing his pupil, Salyacharya said, "Oh my dear disciple! I am going to reveal the principles of Astrology to you. These principles are not known to anybody and are a great secret. By means of these, you can predict the future events accurately". 2. The science of Astrology is a great secret. It should be guarded with care. It should never be revealed to people who have no faith in God, who are sceptics by nature and to those who do not show reverence to their Guru. 3. This sacred science of Astrology should never be taught to bad people. Nor should it be revealed to too many people and very frequently. It should be taught only to a few chosen disciples who really deserve and have the necessary qualifications. Listen to me with care. Now I shall expound the principles of Astrology according to "Dhruva Matham" i.e. according to the school of Dhruva". 4. During the course of everyday (24 hours) the twelve ascendants continuously rise and set one after another. The twelve ascendants are Mesha, Vrisha etc. The ascendant at sunrise is naturally the sign in which the Sun is posited. During the course of each lagna millions of creatures are born. 5. There are three different moments which can be taken as the tune of birth and for which the horoscope can be cast. These are(1) Adhana lagna i.e. the moment of conception. (2) Siro-darshma lagna i.e., the moment at which the head of the child is first sighted. (3) Bhupatana 1agnathe moment at which the child leaves the body of the mother and touches the earth. As it is difficult to determine the first two moments accurately, the third one should be taken for preparing the horoscope. 6. The fortunes of a native are to be studied with reference to: (1) the ascendant lord; (2) the lord of the ascendant in the navamsa diagram (3) The lord of the birth star; and (4) the lords of the rasis occupied by the above three. 7. Birth-star : Consider the strengths of the Moon and the ascendant. If the ascendant is Stronger than the Moon, the lord of the star in which the ascendant falls, is to be taken as the birth star. If, on the other hand, the Moon is stronger than the ascendant, the lord of the star in which it is posited is to be taken as the birth star. Note Thus, it should be noted that the term, "birth-star" is a technical term and has special meaning in this book. 8. Determination of Birth-star : Two views : Firstly, Birth star has to be determined by a careful consideration of the strengths of the Moon and the Ascendant,

if the Moon is Stronger than the Ascendant lord. However. If the ascendant lord is stronger than the Moon. Whichever is stronger of the two i. the star in which it is situated at birth should be reckoned as the birth-star. that should alone be taken into consideration for purpose of determination of the birth-star. The lords of the twenty-seven stars are given below : NAK. the Moon and the Ascendant.e. But.which is the star in which either the Ascendant falls or the Moon is posited at the moment of birth. the star in which it is posited at birth should be taken as birth-star. there is another view in this matter. # LOCATION From 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 0 AR 00 13 AR 20 26 AR 40 10 TA 00 23 TA 20 06 GE 40 20 GE 00 03 CA 20 16 CA 40 00 LE 00 13 LE 20 26 LE 40 10 VI 00 23 VI 20 6 LI 40 To 13 AR 20 26 AR 40 10 TA 00 23 TA 20 06 GE 40 20 GE 00 03 CA 20 16 CA 40 00 LE 00 13 LE 20 26 LE 40 10 VI 00 23 VI 20 6 LI 40 20 LI 00 Aswini Bharani Krittika Rohini Mrigishira Ardra Purnavasu Pushyami Ashlesha Magha Ketu Venus Sun Moon Mars Rahu Jupiter Saturn Mercury Ketu NAKSHATRA RULER Purva Phalguni Venus Uttara Phalguni Sun Hasta Chitra Swati Moon Mars Rahu 2 . But this view is generally not followed. This is the view generally accepted and (followed. Instead of considering the strengths of the Ascendant and the Moon. we consider the strengths of the Ascendant lord and the Moon.

the native will be miserable and poor throughout his life. the lord of the birth star and the lords of the rasis occupied by the previous three) the native will be very powerful. Mars M Sat. If only one of the determinants has full strength. If these be of medium strength.e. the native will be moderately fortunate. (Rasi Chart) Rasi Venus Sun Jup . Merc. If none of the determinants is strong. (according to the rules given by Sripati). the navamsa lagna lord. (i. he will have just ordinary type of luck. Calculate the shadbala of all the planets. If all the four determinants. the position and status of the native in life will be of middle nature. Then judge the horoscope.16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 20 LI 00 3 SC 20 16 SC 40 00 Sg 00 13 Sg 20 26 Sg 40 10 CP 00 23 CP 20 6 AQ 40 20 AQ 00 3 PI 20 16 PI 40 3 SC 20 16 SC 40 00 Sg 00 13 Sg 20 26 Sg 40 10 Cp 00 23 CP 20 6 AQ 40 20 AQ 00 3 PI 20 16 PI 40 00 AR 00 Vishakha Anuradha Jyeshta Mula Purvashadha Uttarashadha Shravana Dhanishta Satabhisha Purva Bhadra Uttara Bhadra Revati Jupiter Saturn Mercury Ketu Venus Sun Moon Mars Rahu Jupiter Saturn Mercury 10. the ascendant lord. 3 . If any two of the above determinants are endowed with full strength.

e. according to the definition. the ascendant is Leo. we have to consider the lords of the rasis occupied by the above three. Sun is in the Bhagya Bhava (9th house). the first determinant i. The third determinant i. Su n 11. Hence the birthstar is Uttarashadha in which the Moon was posited at birth. Now consider the Sun. The lord of the signs occupied by them also happens to be the Sun. Satyacharya judges like this. Hence the determinants are Jupiter and the sun. the lord of the ascendant is Jupiter. The ascendant is Dhanu. Moreover.oo n L (Navamsa Chart) Navamsa Venus Moon Sat. The lord of the rasi in which they are situated is again Sun. it is the third determinant To find the fourth determinant. The above horoscope is given by Sage Satyacharya in order to illustrate the principles of determining the birth-star and the other determinants. the first three determinants are Jupiter. In this horoscope.e. It is also hemmed between two benefic planetsVenus and Mercury. Here.e. Venus being labhadhipati (11') and Mercury being Rajyadhipati (10'). Jupiter is very strong. in its own sign (Leo). the lord of the Janma rasi (i. For this horoscope the first determinant i. Lord of Uttarashadha being Sun. is the horoscope of a male child born under the star of Uttarashadha first quarter . 4 . the lord of the Navamsa lagna is the Sun.e. It is Vargoththama and is in conjunction with Jupiter which is highly auspicious. The second determinant i. In the navamsa chart.e. the lord of the star Uttarashadha is the Sun. L Jup.(wr) in the month of Simha. Sun and Sun.e. the ascendant lord is Jupiter. So. Jupiter is posited in the 9th house (Bhagya Bhava)in conjunction with the Sun who owns the 9th house. The third determinant is the lord of the birth-star. Therefore. the sign occupied by the Moon at birth) is the Sun. Satyacharya says. Jupiter has shubhakartari yoga as it is between Venus and Mercury. As the Moon is Vargoththama it is stronger than the Ascendant. This horoscope. The second determinant i. Illustration : Consider the horoscope of a person born in Sagittarius lagna in the star of Uttarashadha and in the Leo navamsa.

as a rough method. Sometimes. the results will be ordinary. the comparison of the strengths of the Lagna and the Moon is to be made on the basis of the calculated values of their respective shadbalas. its form. Here. (Vargoththama positions of the ascendant lord and the Moon). For example. Satyacharya illustrates these principles with the help of the following horoscope: 5 . Sometimes. The significance of the Houses: 12. If both are weak. For the benefit of the readers we quote some verses in this connection from standard works like Phaladeepika and Jataka Parijata. 13. caste. (sixfold strength). weakness. all the good results of the Bhava will fructify. exaltation. the comparison is made on the basis of swakshetra. sure to become an emperor endowed with much wealth and power. Satyacharya is of the opinion that the native of this horoscope is a very fortunate person. bad effects alone will result. As Jupiter and the Sun happen to be the determinants for this horoscope and as they have been found to be strong. If only one is strong. stay in foreign lands.(the Labhadhipati and Rajyadhipati). Satyacharya cautions that the twelve bhavas should be considered with reference to both Lagna and Chandra Lagna in interpreting (heir significances. good and bad acts. (sixfold strength). if we are to study the financial prospects of the natives the second house from Lagna and Chandra lagna should both be considered and then only we should proclaim the net results through a careful judgement of both of them. balarishta. The Significance of the twelve Bhavas : The first house signifies the body. colour. as a rough method. (The latter is known as the depositor of the former). If both these are strong. the native will be blessed with long life. Strength of a Bhava: A Bhava is said to be strong. even if a person appears to be short lived when examined with reference to Lagna. strength. happiness and unhappiness. Thus the Sun is also very strong. these yogas will certainly contribute to his life and the result will be that the person will have medium length of life. fortunes and prosperity. the comparison of the strengths of the Lagna and the Moon is to be made on the basis of the calculated values of their respective shadbalas. [strictly speaking. place of residence. but there are yogas for longevity with reference to Chandra lagna. For example. when its lord as well as the lord of the rasi in which it is placed are both strong. 14.

the ascendant lord is in the 10th house and is exalted. lord of the rasi in which Mars is placed) is Saturn and it is also exalted in the seventh house.The native of this horoscope is born in Mesha lagna and Mesha navamsa. Its depositor (i. If these benefics are auspicious by their lordship (i. face. (Excellent Ruchaka Yoga). Satyacharya has given the positions of the two planets. The Second House The second house rules over finance. But if the benefics who are on either side of the navamsa lagna. money. Mars. death. 8. if the Navamsa lagna is hemmed between benefics. if they own bad houses 6. they own trine houses or happen to be Yogakarakas). speech. Also.e. family.12). Note: The extension of Navamsa lagna is 3? 20'. It is doubtful. it will further contribute to the increase of fortunes. The reason is. whether this is to be read from the Navamsa chart also. food. auspicious nature will be reduced and there will be bad results in addition. By saying that the Navamsa lagna should be hemmed between benefics it is implied that benefics should be quite close to the lagna point within a range of 3? 20" and no malefic should intervene.e. nose and welfare of family 6 . He says that this person will be a great emperor endowed with much wealth and fame. wealth. (Navamsa lagna also being Mesha). begging. Saturn in Tula and Mars in Makara. the ascendant lord aspects the Lagna which is its own house. 15. The aspect of Mars over the ascendant makes the person short in stature. eye. Also the lagna is Vargoththama. (Mars is described as short in stature). it will be more auspicious and the fortunes will be much increased. are malefics by lordship (i.e. timidity. teeth. Satyacharya says here that other combinations should also be taken into account For example. tongue.

The eleventh house denotes gains. relatives. worries. it happens to be the twelfth from the house of longevity i. occupations of one's caste. courage. occupations. change of residence and foreign travel. charities and merit accrued from past births. wife. dress and mental stability and firmness. feet. house. 19. ornaments. The reason why Satyacharya assigns timidity to this house is perhaps because it is the twelfth house from the third house which denotes courage. fulfilment of desires. acquisition of wealth and profits through commerce. The sixth house signifies diseases. 24. sins. commerce trade. impediments. friends. The twelfth house : This house rules over loss. enmity. sorrows. cattle and buildings. heart. dress. honour. the eighth house. conveyance. preceptor (guru). The fourth house denotes comfort education. strength. 21. the other being the second house. 16. difficulties. loss by theft. Jatakaparijata says: Note : Third house is seventh (Marakasthana) from the 9th house. debts. sin. profession. 23. grief and unhappiness resulting from sins committed in previous births. charity. expenditure. kingship. elder brother. encounter with thieves. duty. The third house signifies brothers. injuries. intelligence. the left eve. mother. inimical activity. salvation (Moksha). The seventh house denotes marriage. armies. misfortunes. authority command. naturally the native will be driven to begging. fame. Jataka Parijata says: Phaladeepika: 18. sudden and untimely death and enemies. bondage. 20. The ninth house rules over father. meritorious deeds. rank. 25. Note : The seventh house is one of the marakasthanas. voice. travel. etc. The tenth house represents livelihood. comforts of bed. death. fortunes. fruits. expenses. litigation. Hence it denotes the death of father. respect for parents and success in attempts. 22. righteousness. mental worries and legal involvements. ADHYAYAII Strength of Bhavas and planetsPancha Siddhanta criterionsPlanetary 7 .e. landed property. charities. The reason is.members. bravery. misery. Note: If the second house is extremely weak or afflicted. meritorious deeds. ear. poverty. Phaladeepika says: 17. father's death. donations. The fifth house rules over children. maternal uncle. death journeys. pilgrimage. troubles from enemies. fear. profits. The eighth house signifies longevity. injuries.

e.) The planet that has large number of Ashtakavarga bindus (6. (ix) If the lord of a Bhava is posited within the first six houses from its house. (iii) If the lord of a Bhava is placed between benefic planets or benefic stars. (x) The planet which is moving towards its exaltation point. 8th and 12th houses. navamsa. it will thrive if it is hemmed between benefic planets. will promote the significations of its Bhava. Navamsa. Note: This is called Subhakartri yoga for the Lord of the Bhava. Pratyari and Vadha taras. they denote many points of life. significations of the Bhava will flourish.friendshipAuspicious and inauspicious stars etc. (xii) The planet which is not placed as described above will cause the destruction of the Bhava. if it is between malefics. Similarly. it will suffer destruction. Pancha Siddhanta 1. (v) If the lord of a Bhava is placed in the three stars called Vipath. (viii) If the lord of a Bhava is posited in Kendra or Trikona houses. (vii) If the lord of the Bhava is combust or has set or is in debilitation the Bhava is destroyed. (ii) A Bhava will flourish if its lord and Karaka planet are strong by being placed in their exaltation signs. But if it is otherwise i. e. the significations of the Bhava will suffer. the Bhava will decline. These have to be studied very carefully by considering the relevant Bhavas and the ruling planets (Karakas). (vi) If the lord of the Bhava is hemmed between malefic planets. (i. (iv) If the lord of a Bhava is placed in the 6th. Satyacharya says that a wise astrologer should judge the effects of a Bhava by the principles given above and by the Pancha siddhanta Principles' which he proceeds to explain next. They are: (i) GrahaSeela (the behaviour of nature of the different planets) (ii) Karakatva (Significators) (iii) Nakshatra (stellar positions of the planets) (iv) Swavarga (positions of the planets in the rasi. Saptamamsa and trimsamsas) and which is associated with Benefics tend to promote the Bhava. I.e. 5th and the 7th starts counted from the natal star). Note: This is called 'Papakartri yoga' of the lord of the Bhava. which has large number of subhavargas and vargoththamas (remaining in the same rasi. These are five basic principles in the study of a horoscope.). it tends to improve the significations of the Bhava. 2. conjoined or aspected by malefics etc. if it is conjoined with or aspected by malefics or is hemmed between malefic planets. the Bhava will suffer destruction.7 or 8).e. Drekkana. (x. General rules for the study of Bhavas : (i) Each Bhava has innumerable significations i. the Bhava will thrive. (xiii) A Bhava flourishes if it is conjoined with or aspected by benefics. die 3rd. drekkana and other varga 8 . hora. (i. Moolatrikona signs or own signs.

rice and wheat 8. white silk. Pulisa. an intelligent person. Gemstones: Vaidoorya Mani and Manikya. Rays: He has five rays. 6. conch. 8. Direction: The Sun rules the Eastern Direction. pungent articles. lead. He has strong bones and honeycoloured eyes. animals living on grass. He likes travel. nose. His colour is darkred. brass.. 7. womanliness. poets/strong houses. salt. feminine qualities. His gaze is directed upwards. cloth. bearing fruits. He is friendly with others. Brahma. The Moon is round in shape. He has very little hair on his head. lily. Guna: He is of the sattva guna.) 1. 2. Direction: North-west 5. beans. calmness. Rays: The Moon has twenty-one rays. The Mars: 1. Grain: Wheat 9. are not meant here are they are concerned with astronomy and not astrology. He is of the bilious temperament. 6. Grain: Rice. He is a hot planet. Age: 70 years. He has a huge body. trees growing in watery places. bronze. girls eight years of age. The Nature and Indications of the Different Planets: 9 . The Sun Forin: The Sun has a square-built body and is short in stature. sweet substances. watery nature.). His colour is white. Age: He is represented as thirty years old. fruit bearing trees. jewels worn on the ear. chain (Pipal etc. 9. 5. 10. 2. Temperament: The Sun is resolute and wrathful. Ornaments worn on head and by youngsters. Mars is reddish in colour. His body is lean and slender 1. Significations: The Sun represents a King. thatched house. He is very soft in his speech. copper. Significations: The Moon represents white colour. Strength: The Moon is strong during the night and in the suklapaksha. The Moon is a feminine planet and is cold in nature. He has a youthful form. Stone: Pearl. coarse wick clothes etc. He is a mixture of the two humours phlegm (to) and wind 3. 10. Temperament: The Moon is very mild and meek. trees having milk in them. white trees. 4. aquatic creatures. cucumber and plantain trees. 4. brass. gold. He is one yojana high. These principles are referred to as the 'Panchasidhanta principles. Caste: Vaisya. brinjal. His eyes are very beautiful. short trees. 3. water. (The Panchasiddhantas i. silver. head and chest. 2. He is eight yojanas high.charts). Ramaka etc. Strength: The Sun is strong in the forenoon and during the day time. 3. The Moon 1.e. 7. rope.

birds. 7. Guna: Satva 4. phlegm (aro) and bile. His height is seven yojanas. He wears green dress. 10 . Jupiter 1. anger. 5. 5. He is fickle-minded and ferocious. Direction: Mars rules the southern direction. 7. black paddy. He is of the vaisya caste. bones. He has long reddish eyes. Temperament-'He is exceedingly intelligent. He is very noble and generous. Grain: Bengal gram (^orb) is assigned to Jupiter. lands. Other Significations: 8. fruits having seeds. sheep. 5. He is yellow in colour. His speech is clear and pure. bricks. He rules over green colour. devotion. centipedes and creatures having many legs. brothers. 2. Age: His age is four years. Guna: Mars represents rajasa guna. Direction: North. wounds. 3. pomp and show and a house on fire. 6. He rules over Vedas. glass bangles. prowess. He is a mixture of the three humours wind (qra). 6. Guna: He is rajasic. Grain: Green gram. 4. Grain: Dal and red grains. daring acts. instruments. He is talkative. battles. fruits with seeds inside. marrow of the bone. trade. golden waist-string. Neelotpala flowers. He represents thick red colour. bugs. 5. speech. 2. Rays: He has six rays. legal affairs. Jupiter possesses a big body. wisdom. decorated houses. He is about thirty years of age. He is fat He has big belly. Temperament : By nature Mars is very cruel. uncle. mosquitoes. (blue lillies). He is rather lean. 9. 3. He is a Brahmin by caste. Strength: He is strong during the night and during the dark lunar half. bankers/charity. He is rash in his actions but is extremely generous.at the waist His head is square. bronze. thorny trees. 3. Mercury is green in colour like the blade of a Durva grass. houses. betel leaves. Mathematics. bitter taste. elliptical shape. Rays: Mars has five rays. thieves. pearls. wit and humour. 6. war. sin. His eyes are slightly brown (honey-coloured). wild animals. fire. 4. He is fond of fun and humour. He is eight yojanas high. smoke. Rays: Jupiter has seven rays. coloured dress. roaming in forests. 7. bdipeds. His body is warm. bitter fruits. village administration. Mercury 1'. Direction: -North-east. Temperament: He is highly intelligent He is very learned. pupils and vaisya caste. cruelty and torture. energy. power. He is noble by nature. 2. He becomes a malefic if he becomes associated with malefics. enemies. 4. blue stones. He is rajasic by nature. His gaze is fierce and is directed upwards.

fine arts. trees bearing sweet fruits (like mango etc. Grain: cowgram. thieves. 4. Form: Saturn is dark in colour. fine flowers. He is dull and has large nails. 6.religiousness. beauty. He has fine lovely eyes. trees full of thorns. 11 . teeth and coarse hair. fame. good qualities of character. Venus is a feminine planet. cunningness. old dilapidated houses. servants. trees growing in watery places. His limbs are well proportioned and charming. He is a mixture of the two humours wind and phlegm. Strength: He is strong during the night and in the bright fortnight. bitter fruits. sexual enjoyment. Temperament. His speech is soft and pleading. He is considered to be a watery planet 1. Significations ' He rules over white colour.Rays: Saturn has five rays. Saturn 1. He looks downward. We give below some more information collected from other standard works. vehicles. Direction: Saturn governs the west 5. honours. Caste: Soodra caste. bees. His height is eight yojanas.)' beautiful houses in which much wood work is displayed. His hair is dark and curly. sugarcane. 5. pcarts. Venus Venus possesses 3 beautiful form. silver. coconut trees. palmyra trees. wife. children. 9. 7. jasmine. 6. 4. fruits with thick skin. He is sixteen years of age. He is cruel and pitiless. wild flowers. gold. 2. 3. bamboos. Rays: Venus has eight rays. 7.He is very passionate by nature and is given to enjoyments. margosa trees and wild animals. reputation. impediments. Significations : Saturn indicates evil nature. He had deep set eyes and a lean and tall body covered with veins. Direction: Venus governs the south-east direction. love affairs. mean acts. Caste: Venus ?s a Brahmin by caste. betel-nut trees. 2. Grain: Til 10. fine clothes. wickedness. houses with much artistic beauty. He is idle and slow. Rahu and Ketu Satyacharya has stated that Rahu resembles Saturn and Ketu resembles Mars in their significations. vitality. He is pleasure-loving. 2. 6. forests. marriage. Temperament: Saturn is a tamasic planet He is cruel and pitiless.

Direction: South-west. foreign languages. hands. hysteria. cheating. robbery. worship of Durga. 12 . snakes and other reptiles having poison in the mouth. violence. accidents by fire. twenty yojanas. scars. 3. His speech is venomous. dacoity. salvation. amputation. low and mean acts. excessive speech. unhappiness and imprisonment. 5. accidents. He always inhales smoke. quarrels. fever. worship of Ganesh. deception. He is very cruel by nature. 12. Significations: Paternal grand-father. occupations too low for one's caste. skin diseases. His limbs are covered with wounds. murder. Form: Ketu has reddish eyes and a fierce look. serpents. danger from poison. deeds and occupations considered low for one's caste etc. imprisonment. Significations: Knowledge (an). haughtiness. stealing. backbiting. skin diseases. proficiency in foreign languages. Form: Rahu is black in colour and is tall in stature. He speaks falsehood and ill of others.2. religion. Grain: Black gram. Ketu 1. He suffers from skindiseases. 3. 4. 2. sinful habits. He is a heretic. imprisonment. maternal grand-father. Stone: Vaidoorya (turquoise). He has a big body and holds weapons in his hands. His colour is smoky. Stone: Agate 6. insects having poison in the tail like scorpion. ulcers. theft. jugglery.

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