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,

that should alone be taken into consideration for purpose of determination of the birth-star. But this view is generally not followed.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 situated at birth should be reckoned as the birth-star. # 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 . Instead of considering the strengths of the Ascendant and the Moon. This is the view generally accepted and (followed. Whichever is stronger of the two i. However. The lords of the twenty-seven stars are given below : NAK.e. there is another view in this matter. the star in which it is posited at birth should be taken as birth-star. But. if the Moon is Stronger than the Ascendant lord. the Moon and the Ascendant. we consider the strengths of the Ascendant lord and the Moon. If the ascendant lord is stronger than the Moon.

the native will be moderately fortunate. (according to the rules given by Sripati).e. 3 . If all the four determinants. the lord of the birth star and the lords of the rasis occupied by the previous three) the native will be very powerful. If these be of medium strength. he will have just ordinary type of luck. Mars M Sat. Merc. If none of the determinants is strong.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 navamsa lagna lord. the native will be miserable and poor throughout his life. (i. If any two of the above determinants are endowed with full strength. (Rasi Chart) Rasi Venus Sun Jup . If only one of the determinants has full strength. the position and status of the native in life will be of middle nature. the ascendant lord. Then judge the horoscope. Calculate the shadbala of all the planets.

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

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

auspicious nature will be reduced and there will be bad results in addition. if they own bad houses 6. food. death. 15. The Second House The second house rules over finance. speech. eye. wealth. (Mars is described as short in stature). Also. He says that this person will be a great emperor endowed with much wealth and fame. money. nose and welfare of family 6 . 8. if the Navamsa lagna is hemmed between benefics.12). Its depositor (i. they own trine houses or happen to be Yogakarakas). Mars. Saturn in Tula and Mars in Makara. timidity. 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. family. Also the lagna is Vargoththama. are malefics by lordship (i. The reason is. (Navamsa lagna also being Mesha). It is doubtful. the ascendant lord is in the 10th house and is exalted. whether this is to be read from the Navamsa chart also.e.e. The aspect of Mars over the ascendant makes the person short in stature.e. teeth. tongue. face. it will be more auspicious and the fortunes will be much increased. Note: The extension of Navamsa lagna is 3? 20'. (Excellent Ruchaka Yoga). the ascendant lord aspects the Lagna which is its own house.The native of this horoscope is born in Mesha lagna and Mesha navamsa. begging. Satyacharya has given the positions of the two planets. lord of the rasi in which Mars is placed) is Saturn and it is also exalted in the seventh house. But if the benefics who are on either side of the navamsa lagna. Satyacharya says here that other combinations should also be taken into account For example. it will further contribute to the increase of fortunes. If these benefics are auspicious by their lordship (i.

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

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

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

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

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

4. He speaks falsehood and ill of others. 5. 12 . foreign languages. hands. jugglery. religion. skin diseases. occupations too low for one's caste. twenty yojanas. maternal grand-father. He suffers from skindiseases. amputation. imprisonment. 2. scars. Grain: Black gram. quarrels. Stone: Vaidoorya (turquoise). cheating. Form: Ketu has reddish eyes and a fierce look. snakes and other reptiles having poison in the mouth. accidents. His limbs are covered with wounds. robbery. dacoity. backbiting. proficiency in foreign languages. Form: Rahu is black in colour and is tall in stature. hysteria. worship of Ganesh. sinful habits. He is a heretic. Direction: South-west. salvation. skin diseases. ulcers. His colour is smoky. Stone: Agate 6. 3.2. fever. Significations: Paternal grand-father. haughtiness. accidents by fire. insects having poison in the tail like scorpion. Ketu 1. deeds and occupations considered low for one's caste etc. Significations: Knowledge (an). imprisonment. murder. deception. theft. 12. He always inhales smoke. worship of Durga. He has a big body and holds weapons in his hands. serpents. He is very cruel by nature. His speech is venomous. violence. danger from poison. stealing. excessive speech. 3. low and mean acts. unhappiness and imprisonment.

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