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(Firstly,Uchchabala forming part of positional strength or Sthaanabala). Deduct from thelongitude of the planet its (deep) debilitation point. If the sum is less than 6 signs, consider it as it is; if it exceeds 6 signs, deduct the same from 12 signs. The sum so got be converted into degree etc. and divided by 3 which is the planet's Uchchabala or exaltation strength (in Virupas). 2-4. SAPTAVARGAJA BALA: If a planet is in its Moolatrikona Rasi, it gets 45 Virupas, in own Rasi 30 Virupas,extreme friend's Rasi 20 Virupas, friend's Rasi 15 Virupas, neutral's Rasi 10 Virupas, enemy's Rasi 4 Virupas, and in extreme enemy's Rasi 2 Virupas.Similarly, viz. Hora, Decanate, Saptamamsa, Navamsa, Dvadasamsa, and Trimsamsa. When all these are added together the planet's Saptavargaja Balaemerges. 4 1/2. OJHAYUGMARASIAMSA BALA: Each of Venus and the Moon in even Rasis and others in odd Rasis acquire a quarter of Rupa (i.e. 15 Virupas). These are applicable to such Navamsas also. 5. KENDRADI BALA: A planet in an angle gets full strength while one in succedent house gets half and the one in cadent house gets a quarter (or Rupa)(as Kendradi bala). 6. DREKKANA BALA: Male, female, and hermaphrodite planets respectively get a quarter Rupa according to placements in the first, second, and third decanates. 7-7 1/2. DIGBALA OR DIRECTIONAL STRENGTH: Deduct the 4th house (i.e. Nadir) from the longitudes of Sun and Mars; the 7th house (i.e. descendant) from that of Jupiter and Mercury; the 10th house (i.e.meridian) from that of Venus and the moon; and lastly the ascendant from that of Saturn. If the sum is above 180 degrees deduct the sum from 360. The sum arrived in either way be divided by 3 which will be the Digbala (or directional strength) of the planet. 8-9. KAALA BALA OR TEMPORAL STRENGTH - NATHONNATHA BALA. Find out the difference between midnight and apparent birth time which is called Unnata. Deduct Unnata from 30 ghatis to obtain Nata. Double the Nata in ghatis which will indicate identical Natha bala for the Moon, Mars, and Saturn. Deduct the Natha from 60 to know the Unnatha bala of the Sun, Jupiter, and Venus.Mercury, irrespective of day and night, gets full Nathonnatha Bala (i.e. of 1 Rupaor 60 virupas). 10-11. PAKSHA BALA: Deduct from the Moon's longitude that of the Sun. If the sum exceeds 6 signs,deduct the same from 12. The product so obtained be converted into degrees etc.and divided by 3 which will indicate the Paksha bala of each of the benefic planets. The Paksha bala of benefic should be deducted from 60 which will go toeach malefic as Paksha bala. 12. TRIBHAGA BALA:
Venus. For Mercury 3 Rasis are always additive. PLANETARY MOTIONS (MARS TO SATURN): Eight kinds of motions are attributed to planets. Manda (somewhat slower motion than usual). 15-17.Mandatara (slower than the previous mentioned motion). AYANA BALA: 45. Vikala (devoid ofMotion or in stationary position). Dina lord. PLANETARY WAR: Should there be a war between the starry planets (i. Venus. 20. These are Vakra (retrogression). and last one-third parts of the night. between 2 planets from Mars to Saturn. Mars. 30. Venus. Add the resultant product to the sum obtained earlier. 18. 21-23. 19. Convert this into Rasi etc. Add Ayanamsa to the planet (for which Ayana Bala is required) and find out the Bhuha (distance from the nearest equinox). the difference between the Shadbalas ofthe two should be added to the victor's Shadbala and deducted from the Shadbalaof the vanquished. and Mars get full strength (of one Rupa) in the first. Add the figure corresponding to the Rasi(of the Bhuja) to the Bhuja. VARSHA-MAASA-DINA-HORA BALA: 15. Sama (somewhat increasing in motion as against . Maasa lord. in a given horoscope). the Moon. Mars. and 12 are the Khandas for calculating Ayana Bala. If the Moon and Saturn are in Libra or ahead add to this 3 Rasis. 13. and Hora lord. the Moon.(i. degrees and minutes be divided by 3 to get the AyanaBala in Rupas. MercuryJupiter. Similarly it is reverse for the Sun. 14. respectively. and Jupiter.The moon's Paksha Bala will itself be her Chesta Bala.One Rupa is obtained by Mercury (if birth is) in the first one third part of day time. Naisargika bala (or natural strength) has already been explained. The degree etc of the Bhuja (devoid of Rasi) be multiplied by the figure corresponding to the higher of the the left out Khandas and divided by 30.by the Sun in the second one third part of the day and by Saturn in the last thirdpart of the day.e. Similarly. and 60 Virupas are in order given to Varsha lord. Super add the entire aspect of Mercuryand Jupiter to get the net strength of a planet.second.e. 45. Jupiter gets this strength at alltimes. and if in Aries to Virgo reduce from 3 Rasis. MOTIONAL STRENGTH FOR SUN AND MOON: The Sun's Cheshta Bala (or motional strength) will correspond to his Ayana Bala. DRIG BALA (ASPECTUAL STRENGTH): Reduce one fourth of the Drishti Pinda if a planet has malefic aspects on it and add a fourth if it is aspected by a benefic. 33.The resultant sum in Rasi. addition or deduction is converse). and the Sun. NAISARGIKA BALA (NATURAL STRENGTH): Divide one Rupa (or 60 Virupas) by 7 and multiply the resultant product by 1 to 7 separately which will indicate the Natural Strength due to Saturn.Anuvakra (entering the previous sign in retrograde motion).
and 30 Virupas. (up to Saturn) to be considered strong. 390. ELIGIBILITY TO ISSUE FRUITFUL PREDICTIONS: . Drigbala. or the first half of Sagittarius. the planet is deemed to be very strong. and 300 Virupas are the Shadbala Pindas neededfor the Sun etc.Manda).100. Gemini. deduct it again from 12 signs before converting into degrees and dividing by 3. and divide by 3 to get the strength of the bhava. minutes etc. Kaalabala. and 20. 26-29. BHAVA EFFECTS: O Brahmin. and the Sun are strong if each of their Sthaana Bala.Or descendant exceeds 6 signs.. Deduct the 7th house (longitudeof descendant) from the bhava happens to be in Virgo. degrees and minutes so arrived be converted into degrees. 15. 30. 50. Whatever yogas or effects have been stated with respect to a bhava will come to pass through the strongest planet. deduct from it the ascendant. and the Sun suffer 1 rupareduction.5. 15 Virupas will have to be added to the bhavas falling in Seershodaya Rasis if birth happens to be in day time. This will be the net strength of that Bhava. 32-33. and 30. or the first half of Capricorn or the second half of Sagittarius happen to be the bhava. 300. 30. 40.112. 7. If Aries. deduct the 4th house (Nadir) from it. The resultant product will indicate the Chesta Kendra (or Seeghra Kendra) of the planet from 12 signs. add the planet's aspectual strength also. Kaalabala. 30. thus the various sources of strengths be gathered together and effects declared. Cheshta Bala. 360. ascendant. 30. Mercury. For Mars and Saturn these are 96. 37-38. The product after division should be increased by a fourth if the bhava in question has a benefic aspect on it. MOTIONAL STRENGTH FOR MARS ETC: Add together the mean and true longitudes of a planet and divide the same bytwo. BHAVA BALAS: Thus I explained about the planetary strengths. Jupiter. 35. Libra. 24-25. 39-40. Chesta Bala. Thus there are six sources of strength called Sthaana Bala Digbal. Reduce this sum from the Seeghrocha (or apogee) of the planet.Digbala. 420. and Ayana Bala are respectively 165. Aquarius. 330. 34-36. 30-31. 67. 50. and Atichara(entering next sign in accelerated motion). And then superadd the strength acquired by thelord of that Bhava. 45. SPECIAL RULES: The bhavas occupied by Jupiter and Mercury will each get an addition of 1 rupa while each of the bhava occupied by Saturn. The Rasi. Chara (faster than Sama). and Naisargika Bala. SHADBALA REQUIREMENTS: 390. And deduct the 10th house (meridian) from the bhava happening to fall in Capricorn second half or Pisces. Convert the product so obtained (in the respective case) into degress etc. 15. If Jupiter or Mercury aspect a bhava. Should the Bhava be in Cancer or in Scorpio. The strengths allotted due to such 8motions are : 60. and 40. If the balance in the process of deducting the Nadir. The same required for the Moon and Venus are 133. Mars. Taurus. Leo. And a malefic's aspect will entail one fourth reduction. Meridian. to the bhavas falling in dual (or common)Rasis if birth happens to be in twilight and to the bhava falling in PrishtodayaRasis if birth be in night. and divided by 3 which will denote the motional strength of the planet. If the strength exceeds.
There are number of books available dealing with Indian Vedic astrology and horoscopes. a weak planet will give diseases and difficulties and will not be able to give results. At any given time. space and time. C heshta Bala or Motional strength 5. they occupy a certain place in the heavens i. Sthana Bala (positional strength)-This is the strength that a . This gives them a certain amount of strength or weakness. The nine planets are constantly in motion. will present the strengths of Rahu and Ketu. the positions which are mapped in the form of an Indian horoscope.Rahu and ketu represent the lord of the sign in which they are placed.Rupa=60 shashtiamsha or 60 virupas. A planet strong in a Shada Bala has the propensity to give good or bad results depending on its nature. Thus if Rahu is present in Taurus and Ketu in Scorpio. Kaala Bala or Temporal strength 4. These are: 1. one whohas put in industrious efforts in the branch of grammar. the lords of Taurus and Scorpio respectively. the strength of Rahu is the same as that of Saturn and the strength of Ketu is like that of Mars. One important factor which normally is not taken into account at the time of delineation of horoscope is the strength of the planets and the houses. and one who is favorable to astrology.e. Dig Bala or Directional strength 3. one who is intelligent. Vedic astrology based on planetary system. To evaluate the strength of Rahu and Ketu. one who has conquered his senses. the words of one who has achieved skill in mathematics. Calculations of Planetary Vedic astrology S trengths in Indian Vedic astrology is a scientific study of the heavenly bodies. the strengths of venus and mars. As per the classical dictum. one who is skillfully logical (in estimation).Shada Bala measured in Rupabala or Rupas. one who has knowledge of geography. Naisargik Bala or Natural strength 6. will doubtless be truthful.Modern astronomy and Vedic astrology have been able to calculate the movement and direction of planets very precisely and accurately. On the other hand. there are two schools of thought.Shadbala is the system of calculating the strength of the planets in Vedic astrology. It is the Shada Bala of a planet which tells us whether a planet is strong enough to fulfill its role in a given horoscope. one who has knowledge of justice. Sthana Bala or positional strength 2.O Maitreya. The Shada Bala of the two shadowy planets-Rahu and Ketu is not calculated. Drik Bala or Aspectual strength A compilation of these six different sources of planetary strength is called Shada bala in Indian Vedic astrology. in a particular house and also forming angles with other planets. being placed in a particular sign. These are six different kinds of strength that a planet can obtain.
A planet gets full strength of 60 shashtiamansha when placed in the house where it is powerful and 0 shashtiamansha when placed in the horoscope where it is powerless. The longitude of the sun is geocentric. Dig bala is thus the strength acquired by a planet due to its placement in a particular direction. When the longitudinal distance of a planet is more than a certain limit.It may be in a quadrant or succedent or cadent house. Kendra bala(quadrant strength) 5. The strength obtained by them due to retrogression called C heshta bala. the planets seems to start moving backwards and is said to become retrograde. This is not applicable to the luminaries (as has been explained in many Indian Vedic astrology books) and also to the nodes Rahu and Ketu. Drekkana bala(Decante strength) Dig bala-Dig or Drik means direction in Indian astrology. Ojayugma bala(odd even strength) 4.Kaal means time and time is measured in hours. in its own sign or that of a friend. Thus Kaala bala is the temporal strength of a planet based upon the time of birth. its longitude also seem to be increasing always. The four Kendras in a horoscope represent the four cardinal directions. months and years in Vedic astrology. All these positions give it some strength which is collectively called Sthana bala.It is made of five sub-parts. Mercury. 1. enemy or neutral. In Vedic astrology each planet is powerful in one of these four directions and powerless in a opposite direction.the dig bala has to be calculated proportionately at the rate of one shashtiamansha for every 3 degree of longitude. Kala Bala. as viewed from the earth. days. A planet may be exalted or debilitated. it is always increasing and it does not appear to be retrograde at any time. Uchcha Bala(exaltation strength) 2. C heshta bala (Motional strength)-C heshta means retrogression.planet acquires due to its placements in a particular sign. . The earth revolves around the sun. Sapta vargiya bala (Strength due to Sapta Varga) 3.(as they are always moving in the reverse direction).A planet generally becomes retrograde when they are near the earth. All these five planets from Mars to Saturn become retrograde when placed at a certain distance from the sun. There are eight different kinds of motions (speeds) which a planet can have (the planets included are Mars. The moon revolves around the earth and since it also moves in one direction. Themid point of a horoscope house is always its most powerful point. it may be in its Moola trikona (positive) sign or its own Vargas (signs in divisional charts). if the planet is placed in between(as is generally the case).
Jupiter. It then decreases gradually. If the kashta bala is more.The driga bala is added or subtracted depending upon whether it is a positive or negative figure. To calculate the Ishta bala and Kashta bala. Venus and Saturn. If a horoscope house is reasonably strong. three fourth or 75%. The strengths taken into account here are Sthana Bala. the planet is likely to give adverse results.The aspect remains nil upto 360 degrees and also from 0 degree to 30 degrees as mentioned above. Drik bala or dig bala (aspectual strength)-Drik or dig means Drishti or aspectIndian astrology explains that a planet in the horoscope. the aspect is nil. The planet which is being aspected is called the Drushya graha in Vedic astrology. The result gives astrologers the net strength in shashtiamansha.At 120 degrees it is half or 50%.at 240degrees it is half or 50%. chestabala and Naisargikbala. astrologers need to know two kinds of rays for each planet-the exaltation rays or Uchcha Rashmi and the C heshta Rashmi. at 210 degrees it is three fourths or 75%.Ishta bala and Kashta bala-The Ishta bala and kashta bala show the benefic and malefic tendencies of the planets. Vedic astrology explains that all the planets fully aspect the 7th house in a particular horoscope.at 270 degrees it is one fourth or 25 degrees and at 300 degrees it becomes nil or 0%. Mars. The planets fully aspect a point 180 degrees away from them (opposite or 7th house). Between the planet and 30 degrees. the native will feel the results promised by the Bhava. The aspects of the nature of the astrological planets are as follows: The 3rd/10th/5th /9th /4th /8th and 7th houses as aspected by the planets with an increase in the aspects by (one quarter each.This is 100% aspect. an upgraha. the aspect is full or 100% as mentioned earlier. There are twelve houses in the horoscope which represent specific things and have special functions.Each planet requires a certain amount of minimum strength to provide results. Dig bala. If the Ishta bala of the planet is more. It is obtained by adding together the SthanaBala. it will give good effects and will be helpful to the native in its period. Jupiter and Saturn fully aspect the 4th /8th /5th /9th and 3rd /10th houses respectively. Shad bala pinda-The Shadbala pinda is the total strength of each planet. respectively). otherwise not. a node. a saham or any other sensitive points like beeja or kshetra sphuta or Bhrigu bindu. or a house (Bhava). Digbala. Vimshopaka bala-The Vimshopaka strength is the twenty point strength obtained by a planet due to its placement in various Vargas in .a.If these planets have obtained the required amount of strength. Bhava Bala-Bhava bala is the strength of a horoscope house.chesta bala and ayanabala. The planet which is aspecting is called the Drishti graha in Vedic astrology. Kaala bala (without Ayan bala). Kaalabala.At 180 degrees. according to which their periods give good or bad results. At 90 degrees. At 60 degrees the aspect is one fourth or 25 degrees. A planet starts aspecting another placed 30 degree ahead of it. they will be able to give their full results in their respective periods.
being convea part of the Vedic astrology. Dasha Varga and shodas varga. Bhavas will have effects according to their strength and the strength of their lords. Weak planets will have inauspicious effects.Shada bala was not given much importance in the olden days because of the tedious calculations involved. Bhava lords is another important aspect of the chart. they have to keenly observe the all subsidiary sixteenth models (Shodas Varga) charts to assess their Predictions accurately. Signification Planetary strength is important for chart prediction. Australia. Drekkana and trishamsha. These days also. Shadbala consists of 6 different sources of strength. If astrologers are perfect in astrology chart readings through assessing Shadvarga methods. Strong planets will have auspicious effects during their time of influence (Dasas. There are lot of different opinions on certain aspects of shadbala. Some sources of strength give hints for special purposes: e. Each source represents an aspect of strength. C anada. Germany or any part of the world. transits).Shadvarga. C omputers are an integral part of our life now and the seemingly never ending calculations of Shadbala can be obtained within a few minutes. Planets without strength will prove inauspicious. Calculation The complete Shadbala is the sum of all Balas. Types of Shadbala . The Hora. Planets meeting these requirements are considered to be strong.It is left to the research minded students of Vedic astrology to come to a definite conclusions. Digbala gives informations about directions having positive or negative effects. One Rupa has 60 Virupas. Most sources of strength have values between 0 Virupas (very weak) and maximum value of 60 Virupas (very strong). United Kingdom. Shad Varga.Other sources (like Drekkana Bala) have only a maximum value of 30 Virupas. is bound to have its share too. You can avail our astrology Readings services being in the United States of America. many astrologers choose not to see the strength of the planets either due to ignorance or lack of time. Balas are calculated in Rupas or Virupas. Sapta Varga.The Vimshopaka bala in the shodas Varga is as follows. such as planetary placement in zodiacal signs or aspectual strength. Parasara gives required values of strength for each planet. Strength of Rasi resp. It is described in chapter 27 of Hora Shastra. Vedic astrologers while make predictions about horoscope charts. These planets will have favourable effects. There are number of views expressed by astrologers in Vedic astrology.Shadvarga plays pivotal role to reckon planetary strength while horoscope readings are done by astrologers. Shad Bala Shadbala is a powerful source for calculation of planetary strength.g. they make predictions accurately.
5 Drekkana Bala . month.strength caused by planetary war 3. 1.com 4. Cheshta Bala . Naisargika Bala . Please follow the links.6 Ayana Bala .natural strengt . Dig Bala .divisional strength 1.positional strength 1.1 Saptavargaja Bala .strength of placement in angle. The hierarchy (including translation of Sanskrit terms) is shown below.diurnal/nocturnal strength 3.4 Varsha-Masa-Dina-Hora Bala .5 Yudhdha Bala . day and hour 3.strength related to placement in odd/even Rasis and Navamsas 1.strength of astrological year.2 Paksha Bala .There are 6 main types of Shadbala.strength related to portions of the day/night 3.strength of exaltation 1.equinoctial strength conve rte d by We b2PDFC onve rt.3 Tribhaga Bala . Kala Bala .4 Kendradi Bala . Sthana Bala and Kala Bala have several sub-Balas.temporal strength 3.2 Uchcha Bala . Sthana Bala .strength according to Drekkana placement of planets 2.directional strength 3.1 Nathonatha Bala .strength related to Lunar phase 3.3 Ojhajugmariamsa Bala .motional strength 5. succedent or cadent houses 1.
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