Impact of Transit Planets On Padamsas

O. D. Mande
Astrology is a divine subject which is invariably used ,inter-alia,to make predictions concerning individuals as well as mundane entities like weather ,prices of precious metals , industrial houses , Governments , nations etc. etc. Making correct prediction is a complex job and therefore an astrologer known for making correct predictions becomes respectable in society. A systematic approach to make a prediction would involve four stages viz. examination of horoscope( birth chart , navamsa chart ,relevant divisional charts ,assessment of planetary strengths, ashtakavarga ,yogas etc) and use of appropriate dasas for broad timing of event , resort to varshaphal technique ( Tajik/Tithi Pravesh /Yoga Pravesh) for closer timing and application of planetary transit dicta. This is a time consuming procedure which may take up to two hours even for experienced astrologers. Therefore busy astrologers generally restrict the astrological examination to birth chart, Moon chart ( and perhaps navamsa chart) , vimsottari dasa and application of their favourite thumb rules of planetary transit. With such short-cut method it may not always be possible to go close to the time of predicted event. For planetary transits alone there are different options viz. single planet transit , double transit , triple transit etc. In this context the author would like to mention that Sh. P.V.R. Narasimha Rao ,an eminent astrologer , has evolved five principles relating to the effects of transit planets, which are available on the net www.vedicastrologer.org/articles. One of them is “ Padamsas and Transits”( Feb 2010) which means activation of longitude based padas (arudhs) of relevant houses by transit planets ,resulting in the fructification of a predicted event. This is somewhat similar to Latta of transit planets on janma nakshtra but far more versatile and precise. The author has been using this principle for nearly two years and found it very efficacious . The principle is as aunder – “ At the time of a major event in life an important planet has a close conjuction with , or close aspect on the natal divisional longitude of the arudh pada of a relevant house, in a relevant divisional chart . Nakshtra mahadasa lord or antardasa lord or a planet related to that house in the natal rasi (birth) or divisional chart may be considered for transits.” Sh Narasimha Rao suggests that not only full but 3/4th aspect may also be considered. He also recommends use of Jagannath ayanamsa for computing longitude based padas.

Calculation of Pada.
Before going through examples illustrating the efficacy of this principle it is essential to understand the meaning of longitude based pada (arudh) in birth chart and divisional charts. Normally pada is sign based and has no longitude.But pada can have exact longitude like planets . To calculate longitude based pada one has to proceed as follows. Take the longitude of the cusp of a house. Take the distance from it to the planet owning the sign where the cusp is placed . Take the same distance from the planet. The point thus arrived at is the pada of the house. If the pada is between 00 -- 300 or between 1800 -- 2100 range from the cusp of the house, subtract three signs (900) from it. Alternatively , add nine signs to it . This is analogous to shifting the sign based pada forward by nine houses if it falls in the same house or in the seventh from it.

twelve times respectively. In the computation of divisional longitudes in navamsa chart . After converting seconds and minutes into higher units . third or any other house from Venus has to be done exactly as illustrated above.having traversed 10 4’ fraction of that navamsa. In actual practice one is not required to compute divisional longitudes manually because Jagannath Hora software ( 7. D-12. Pada of first house i.e. So A5 in dasamsa would be at 200150’193. For example suppose pada of the third house (A3) in a birth chart is at 11Cp4 . Adding this to 27Leo12’ we get 19Li16. Any new predictive principle is likely to appear unconvincing unless it’s efficacy is illustrated through a variety of real life examples.2 Example Suppose lagna is at 5Cn 8 . ghati lagna or hora lagna and mapped into divisional charts.35” in it . The second house extends from 5Leo8 to 5Vi8 and the cusp of this house at 5Le8. Illustrative Examples. Padas of houses from planets Just as we see houses from lagna for various matters we can see houses from Sun . D-7. Suppose A5 in a birth chart is in Aries at 23o 15’19.5” in Scorpio. In this method lagna is treated as the start of first house and all houses are of 300 each. The lord of second house is Sun at 9Sc15 . The distance from 5Cn 8 to 27Leo12 is 1s 220 4’. The same criterion applies to the houses from a planet. D-4 .5” in Scorpio. Let us take another example. For example suppose Venus is at 13Sg23. second . It gives longitude based padas from lagna . Calculation of Padamsa (Divisional longitude of Pada) The longitude based padas of birth chart are to be treated as specific points like planets. Moon or any kaarak in birth chart as well as any divisional chart at the click of mouse. having traversed 20 15’ 19. The calculation of padas of houses from planets is similar to that from lagna. Hence the longitude of A3 in navamsa chart becomes 9Ar36. Moon is at 27 Leo 12 and Sun is at 9Sc15 . (AL) is at 19Li16. Let us find the padas of the first and second houses. Adding this to 9Sc15 we get 13Aq 22’.35”. we subtract three signs and get 13Sc22’ as the pada (A2) of the second house. The distance from 5Leo8 to 9Sc15 is 3s 40 7’. A5 in dasamsa becomes 22033’13.each navamsa of 3020’ gets magnified nine times and becomes 300. So the fraction of 10 4’also gets magnified nine times as 90 36’. or as many times as the number of divisions of a sign in that chart. So we do not subtract 900 from it . in case of D-30 chart the magnification would not be uniform as the divisions are unequal. Jupiter for children . Mercury for profession etc. Venus for marriage . In case of dasamsa chart such fraction gets magnified ten times. This point falls in the eighth dasamsa ruled by Scorpio . etc such fraction in any amsa (division) would get magnified three times. With this understanding the calculation of padas of first . In this principle the focus is on . This procedure may appear tedious but it is important to understand the theory behind it. This is in the 1800—2100 range from 5Leo8. seven times. In the navamsa chart this point would fall in the fourth navamsa ruled by Aries . Moon and significators viz. This is not in the 00 ---300 or 1800—2100 range from 5Cn4. The first house from Venus would extend from 13Sg23 to 13Cp23. So. In case of D-3.4 or later version) authored by Sh Narasimha Rao has this facility. However. Some real life examples are described below . four times.

2009 . seventh and twelfth from UL i. So Saturn is an important planet regarding marriage . 2009. 1972 .Separation and Remarriage Female ( October 5. Vadodara . Transit Saturn ( lord of seventh house in birth chart ) was at 17Aq18 and closely conjoined UL(As).1: Marriage In natal D-9 chart UL(Ve) and UL(As) are at 26Ta49 and 17Aq34 respectively. transit Rahu at 28Sg42 had a close 7th aspect (impact) on UL(Mo) while transit Saturn at 9Vi42 had a close 10th aspect (impact) on UL(As). In natal D-9 . The native was running Sat –Rahu dasa at the time of marriage. Example 2 : Marriage Male ( Sept 9. the birth data of natives are given to enable the interested readers to cast the charts for further study.India). Moon and Venus (as mapped in D-9 ) were worked out but none of them were activated by transit planets on the day of native’s marriage. 3.e AL.as mapped in natal D-9 chart is at 8Ge27 whereas such pada from Moon i. 2000. Example 1 : Marriage Female ( 15 Feb 1981 . 3. A6. 01:00 AM . 1994 transit Venus was at 27Ta18 and closely conjoined UL(Ve). UL shows marriage . 2009. On May 13 . 2009 and possibly during the window Dec 4—13 . The padas of 12th house from Lagna . Example 3: Marriage .e UL(As) . However. On the day of marriage transit Venus at 28Cp58 had a close 3/4th aspect (impact) on UL(As). India) The horoscope of this girl was examined by the author in August 2008 and it was predicted that she would be married during the period Nov 2—Dec25. Saturn occupies 7th house in natal birth chart and 11th house of gain in natal D-9 chart.3 the impact of transit planets on padamsas ( longitudes of padas ) in divisional charts. She was married on Dec12. 5: 28 PM. The running dasa at the time of marriage was Mercury -Moon-Venus. The UL(As) was found to be 28Ar48 .e. But the marriage did not last even for two years as the husband was a drug-addict and did not stick to any job. So the author rectified the birth time as 12:17 PM by trial and error.2 : End of Marriage The native’s marriage came to an end at the end of Dec 1995. On Dec12 . 22N5 .the second . The pada of the 12thhouse from ascendant i. The native was running Rahu—Venus dasa at the time of marriage.Delhi) This native was married on May 13. 12:15 PM. Therefore the related charts are not given. 1970 . The planets posited in them generally have no role . So . He was married on Dec28. 82E13 . Transit Saturn at 0Ta 53 had a close conjunction with UL(As). 1994. UL(Mo) is at 27Ge25. and A11 would show end of marriage.

AL from Ascendant . The native was running the dasa Venus— Mercury. But the engagement was actually done on Jul 5.e. She got remarried to a doctor(who too is a widower) in May 2010. 1983. tenth house shows husband’s house ( Sasural) and so the ninth house would show departure from Sasural. and transit Rahu at 29Vi43 had a close ( 12th) aspect on A11(As) . The running dasa was Venus—Venus—Sun. A5 from Ascendant is at 16Li6. 4.4: Remarriage Example 4: Engagement Female (Sept 5 . and 27Le21 respectively . On Jul 7 transit Mercury had a close 3/4 th ( i. fourth house shows parental house (Maayka) . Subsequently she left for USA and took up a job.e. So the author modified the birth time of native (by trial and error) as 5:1:30 PM which gave the revised A5(As) as 15Li 2. Transit Venus at 22Ta 23 had a close seventh aspect on UL2 while transit Sun at 24Ar1 had a close 3/4 th( eighth) aspect on it. 1986 . After examining the horoscope the author indicated that she was very likely to remarry in 2010 around May. Delhi) This girl got engaged on July 5 . The running dasa at that time was Mercury--Rahu--Jupiter.4 chart . 4:58 PM. The girl left husband’s house at the end of Dec 1995 and returned to the parental house. In the natal D -9 chart UL2 (A7) from Venus is at 22Sc51. 5Pi21 . fourth ) aspect on A5(As). 3. Upapada Lagna ( UL) shows the first marriage .3: Back to parental house.00 PM . In natal D-4 chart.Delhi ) . by seventh and fifth aspects respectively . Both these padas were activated by transit Rahu at 29Vi43. After returning to the parental house the girl got a formal divorce in due course. At the end of Dec 1995 transit Mercury was at 2Cp10 and had a close 3/4 th aspect on A11(As) . AL from Moon and A11 from Ascendant are at 2Le22 . This pada was activated by transit Mercury on July 5 during 3PM to 5 PM when the engagement ceremony was conducted. So the eighth from UL i. The engagement ceremony was conducted during 3 PM to 5 PM on that day. 3. In natal D-9 chart. transit Jupiter at 5Sg6 closely aspected A6(Mo) and had 3/4 th (fourth) aspect on AL( Mo). A6 from Moon . 2012 . UL2 ( same as A7) would show second marriage. Sometime in the year 2009 her mother approached the author with the girl’s ( who had become a 39 year old lady) horoscope and asked whether and when she would remarry. In natal D-4 chart A9(Mo) and A4(Ve) are at 24Pi10 and 27Cp27 respectively. Example 5: Engagement and it’s cancellation Female (May 21. at the end of Dec 1995. Needless to say that some more events from native’s life need to be put to test to firm up the correction in birth time. 5Ge21 . Her elders tried to persuade her for remarriage from time to tome but she did not entertain such talk for many years.

The pardara saham computed taking the seventh house as lagna strengthened this apprehension. The native’s parents had been trying to find a suitable match for the last three years and so they might forgotten the author’s words of caution . 2012. On the day of “Roka “ transit Mercury at 23Ge8 had a close seventh aspect on A5(As). Moon or Jupiter were activated by the transit of dasa lords viz. 2008 . So. Due to this shocking discovery . On July 12. the octogenarian native was “blessed “ with a grown up son on July 27. The DNA test of native’s blood as well as that of his alleged biological son was carried out by the concerned laboratory and the test-report was submitted to the Court in a sealed cover.1 The native had a child on January 14 .00 Noon. In the natal D-9 chart . 12. In the horoscope of this native Jupiter ( Kaarak for children ) occupies Pisces sign in the ninth house of birth chart and Sagittarius sign in the ninth house of Saptamsa chart.punishment)and . Delhi ) 6. 1925. Example 6: Childbirth Female ( April 14. Transit Venus at 0Sc14 had 3/4th(eighth) aspect on A5(Jup) at 2Ge10 Example7: Childbirth ( paternity suit) Male ( October 12.e. Venus and Jupiter. On that day transit Rahu at 22Cp45 had a close 12th aspect ( antizodiacally) on A5(Mo). ( Sixth house is maarak for fifth house) . The examination indicated a strong possibility of second childbirth to the native before Nov 2008.A5(Mo) is at 22Aq9.2006 transit Jupiter at 21Li18 had a close fifth aspect on A5(Mo). The native had second child on September 14. not amenable to ” Padamsas & Transits” principle in the normal way . So the girl’s parents were advised to be particular about verifying the groom’s character before fixing the marriage. In D-7 chart . 6. In other words .2 The native’s horoscope was examined by the author towards the end of 2007. The running dasa was Rahu—venus. Nainital. 2006. justice . Venus is in the star of Saturn (discipline. On Janury 14 .5 The horoscope of this girl was examined by the author sometime in the year 2009. As the author was almost sure . ) The native is an octogenarian politician and had been facing a paternity suit filed against him by his thirty three year old alleged biological son . Jupiter is bhava-vargottam and hence specially important for Saptamsa chart. 2012 ! This is evidently a very peculiar case of “childbirth “. The Court opened and examined the test. 1975 . As per the Court’s directive the native had to give his blood sample for DNA test.The native was running Jupiter-Mercury-Mars dasa.. 12:50 PM . A5 from Ascendant is at 23Sg35 and A6 from Moon is at 10Pi42. 2012 and immediately gave the verdict upholding the allegation of the biological son in the paternity suit. sixth house contains Taurus sign ruled by Venus who aspects it from the twelfth house. 2012 transit Mars at 10Vi31 had a close seventh aspect on A6 (Mo).report on July 27. the pada of fifth house from Moon i. The paternity suit comes under the domain of sixth house of disputes & litigation. 2012. It was apprehended that her groom may be of loose character. In June 2012 they met with success and so the girl’s “Roka” ( preliminary engagement) was done on June 17. the engagement was cancelled on July 12 . In the native’s birth chart . none of the D-7 longitudes of A5 padas from lagna . In the following days they came to know that the groom was a characterless boy.

After examining the horoscope( varshaphal chart) she was told that her much awaited salary hike was very likely to materialize in June 2010 . She did get a 70% salary -raise with effect from June 1 . Example 9. In April 2010 she requested the author to examine her horoscope in this context. and A10(Mo) at 5Pi 49. 4:8:32 PM. had 3/4 th (fourth) aspect on A11(Mo) and full aspect on A11(As). 1979 4:40 PM Delhi ) The native is working in a Multinational Company. The relevant padas of natal D-10 chart were also activated. within 2-3 weeks.eighth ) aspect of transit Venus at 26Ta 27. New Delhi. Naraina . In natal Kashinath Hora (D-2 KN) chart . 2010 (fourth week ) transit Saturn at 4Vi15 had a close seventh aspect on A10(Mo). As requested by him his horoscope ( Tajik varshaphal ) was examined by the author and he was told that the promotion would materialize in June 2010 . A11(Mo) at 5Ge39 and A11(As) at 2Vi23. In the year 2010 she was expecting a good raise in her salary but it was getting delayed for some reason or the other. In natal D4 chart ( property and residence) A3 from Moon is at 17Ge58. Accordingly . Arudh LagnaL(Mo) is at 14Cn38.m The running dasa was Saturn—Venus.6 hence can be taken as the dispenser of justice(Court) and a special Kaarak (bestower) of progeny in this case of paternity suit. On July 27. Promotion Male ( Oct 7. Example 10: Transfer The native of example 9 was transferred to Lucknow on promotion in the first week of July 2010. 2010 transit Jupiter at 5Pi15 closely conjoined A11( Me) . A5 from Venus was expected to be the appropriate pada. A11( Me) is at 5Pi4 . It is indeed amazing to see the efficacy of “ Padamsas & Transits” principle even in this rare and peculiar example of ‘childbirth’ ! Example 8: Raise in salary Female ( March 19 . 2010 as predicted. In February 2010 he was expecting his promotion as Dy General Manager very shortly . The native was running Ketu-Jupiter dasa at that time. In natal D-10 chart . Ghati Lagna at 12Cn 20. Patna ) The native was the Chief Manager of Union Bank of India . In this chart Rahu ( separative by nature) is .e. He did not believe this because he was confident of getting it within a few weeks. A5( Ve) is seen to be at 26Sg29. transit Venus at 14Cn53 closely conjoined Arudh Lagna(Mo) and Ghati Lagna. 1952 . But his promotion case got delayed for some reason or the other and finally he got the promotion letter in the fourth week of Jun 2010 as predicted. 2012 ( when the verdict was delivered ) this pada did have an extremely close 3/4 th ( i. In D-7 chart . In Jun. On Jun 1.

had third aspect on A5( Me) and tenth aspect on AL( Me). The running dasa was Rahu-Jupiter. 2012. In natal D-4 chart the pada of ninth house ( fortune and long travel) from Moon is at 15Sg4. 1958 . On 4. Example 11. 1:32 AM Dehradun) The native has completed Bachelor’s Degree course in Biotechnology this year ( 2012) and was on the look out for a job. The running dasa was Rahu –Rahu—Jupiter. The running dasa was Venus –Venus . A6(As) is at 12Sc5 . transit Rahu was at 17Sg53 and had a very close seventh aspect on A3(Mo). being retrograde at that time. Venus.8. . while turning from retrograde to direct or vice versa . The author advised him to accept the offer and also be on the lookout for a better job.A5( loss of job) from Mercury is at 16Vi21 . 2009. In natal D-10 chart Saturn is important because he owns 10th and 11th houses . Example 14 : Going Abroad Female (Oct 25 . On June 20 transit Venus was at 14Ta36 and had a close seventh aspect on A6(As) . Transit Saturn at 17Vi25 had a close 3/4th (fourth) aspect on A9(Mo) and 3/4th ( i. and A6 from Mercury is at 13Le20.45 AM Varanasi) The native lost his job at the end of January 2006. The pada of seventh house( foreign travel) from Ascendant is 15Ar4. A9 ( loss in profession) from Ascendant is at 24Li46 and A8 (setbacks) from Moon is at 24Aq50 . Sh Narasimha Rao has dealt with this issue in a separate article titled “ Stationary Planets in Transit”.e. The running dasa was Rahu—Saturn. The pada of ninth house from Rahu (counted antizodiacally) is 3Ar47. A7 (end of service) from Mercury is at 10Vi32 . On May 9. He accepted the job offer on June 20 .Nevertheless this event did take place. 1990 . Example 13: Employment Male ( Dec 26. 1949 1:44 PM Delhi ) This native went to USA on May 9. 2009 transit Rahu at 12Cp12 had a close 3/4th aspect on A6(Me) and transit Jupiter at 25Cp7 had a close 3/4 th ( eighth) aspect on A6(As). On April 1. He closely conjoined A5(As) . A5 from Ascendant (loss of job) is at 14Cn2 . transit Jupiter at 23Li17 conjoined A9(As) and had fifth aspect on A8(Mo) . becomes powerful in giving results. 2011. Example12 : Employment The native of example 12 got another job on April 1 . was approaching A6 longitude but became direct on June 27 before touching it. Transit Saturn was at 13Cn 40 . He got a job offer around mid June but was hesitant to accept it due to low salary .e. In the natal D-10 chart A6( job) from Ascendant is 24Le17. At the request of his mother the author examined the native’s horoscope sometime in April 2012 and indicated that he would get employed in the second fortnight of June 2012. Loss of job Male( Jun 3 . In natal D-10 chart AL from Mercury is at 13Ar20 . In natal D-10 chart . At the end of January 2006 transit Rahu at 13Pi28 had seventh aspect on A5( Me) and A7( Me) . 2011 transit Rahu at 1Sg30 had a close fifth aspect on A9(Rahu) . pada of the sixth house from lagna i. eighth) aspect on A7(As) . Why? Because a planet .7 posited in the third house of change of residence. July 2010 when the native left for Lucknow .Transit Saturn ( an important planet in D -10 chart) was at 22Le7 and closely conjoined A6(As).

In native’s D-4 chart .S. application of this transit principle. It can also be used to carry out birth time rectification as illustrated in examples 2 and 4. Besides . AL from Moon is at 3Cp38 . A4 from Moon is at 27Ta42 and A7 from Moon is at 27Le42.8 Example 15: Return from Abroad The native of example 2 was in U. A proper approach for timing of event would be to analyse birth chart & divisional charts first. A4(Ve) was activated around the same time. at the end . It is not meant to replace established methods of Jyotish but to increase one’s confidence in timing of an event or narrow down when there is a large window based on traditional techniques. Painting implies beautification whose kaarak is Venus. . The principle is not supposed to be used in isolation but in conjunction with other principles. first house ( second from twelfth) and sixth house (seventh from twelfth) may also give clue. The native of example 14 got her house painted during the period May 7--!7 . A prediction which satisfies all the three criteria would have very high probability of coming true. 2012. owning fourth and ninth house in D-4 chart . But this pada was not activated by any of these dasa lords. In case of her husband’s D-4 chart . On May 26 transit Jupiter was at 2Ta5 and had a close ninth aspect on AL(Mo) . fourth ( mother. Conclusion A good number of examples covering different types of real life events have been given to illustrate the efficacy of “ Padamsas &Transits “ principle . A10(Ve) is at 2Le22. sukhasthan ) and eleventh ( twelfth from twelfth). Example16: Painting of House. Painting of house is a minor event yet this example is included to highlight that “ Padamsas & Transits “ principle is not just efficacious but also sensitive because in the native’s chart A10(Ve) was activated while in the chart of house owner( native’ husband and author of this article) A4(Ve) was activated around the same time . In natal D-4 chart . is an important planet. The author has been using this principle for over one and a half years and found it very reliable. He returned to India on on May 26. the kaarak being Rahu. followed by varshaphal chart analysis for closer timing and . The houses concerning going abroad are ninth ( fortune and long journey) .A since 1999. seventh( foreign journey) and twelfth ( foreign land) .e. The primary houses concerning return from abroad are second (family) . On May 17 transit Jupiter was at 00 in Taraus and had a close 3/4th (fourth) aspect on A10(Ve). home . The running dasa was Rahu-Saturn-Jupiter-Moon. The pada of tenth house i. 2012 In natal D-4 Chart ( property and residence ) fourth house represents one’s residence and hence A4 would show it’s appearance. Venus . Transit Venus at 27Ta49 closely conjoined A4(Mo) and had a close 3/4th ( fourth) aspect on A7(Mo). The running dasa was Jupiter—Mercury. The house is in the name of native’s husband which is shown by the tenth house in her chart. A4(Ve) is at 26Le6.