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Important Role of Sahams in Varshaphala / Annual Chart

Share/Bookmark Varshaphala or Annual horoscope or Tajika Shastra is one of the three systems of Jyotish Shastra. It delineates the results based on the Solar Return. A horoscope is drawn for the movement (time) in a solar year for a native / nation when the Sun attains the same longitude as it had at the time of birth. This chart is known as Varsha-Kundali or the Annual Chart. Special Features of the Annual Horoscope : An Annual chart is valid for one year, and this one year is further divided into periods and sub-periods. The aspects are peculiar and are different from Parashara System. These are: (i) Friendly Aspects Very friendly 5/9 Semi friendly 3/11 (ii) Inimical Aspects Open inimical 1/7 Secret inimical 4/10 (iii) Neutral Aspects 2, 12, 6, 8 Saturn and Mercury are treated as feminine planets; others being the same as that of Parashar. Based on the strength and aspects, a planet will attain the lordship of the year and influences in general all the events during that year. Specific to annual horoscope are the sixteen Tajika yogas, Muntha, Tripathki Chart and the Sahams. SAHAMS: As per Dr. B.V. Raman these are special points signifying important events in life. There are numerous sahams but all are not relevant during the year. The relevant sahams are picked up at the appropriate age except Punya Saham and this should be studied for all the years as it throws light in all the years. Annual Chart is a subsidiary chart to Birth Chart and derives its strength from the latter. What is indicated in the Birth Chart will be given to the native through the appropriate Annual Chart. Hence Annual Chart is dependable for accurate timing of major life events such as marriage, child birth and profession in a concerned year.

In the succeeding pages an attempt has been made to establish the relationship between Natal Chart with the appropriate annual chart with a specific reference to Vivaha Saham (marriage saham) and Punya Saham. As the marriage is one of the milestones in any ones life across the globe, this area has been chosen. Marriage basically means bringing together two bodies along with their souls to live together with adjustments and continue the natural process of procreation for the continuance of human race. Analysis of one hundred Natal and annual horoscopes has been carried out on the broad parameters listed below: (i) Promise in the Natal Horoscope has been analyzed from Ascendant, Chandra Lagna, Surya Lagna with their respective 7th houses from these three and Venus. (ii) Appropriate Dasha System (Vimshottari) (iii) The Transits of Saturn and Jupiter (iv) The promises in the Annual Chart (v) Role of Sahams Vivah and Punya Sahams. Sahams are the sensitive points of the annual horoscope. These are worked out by the manipulation of longitudes of the planets, with the longitude of the Lagan Sahams yields specific result in a year. Here the scope is restricted to Vivaha & Punya sahams, as the study of all sahams is very vast and is not relevant to the specific point under consideration. Basically the annual chart has been scrutinized for establishing the relation of marriage saham with relevant annual chart. (a) Punya Saham (Fortunes and Auspiciousness) The calculation formula is if Varsha Pravesh occurs during: (i) Day Moon Sun + Ascendant (ii) Night Sun Moon + Ascendant Punya Saham provides a protective shield to the native during the year. It promotes happiness, auspicious ceremonies and gains of wealth, provided if the Saham is strong. Alternatively it yields bad results in a weak condition. (b) Vivaha Saham (Saham for Marriage)

The calculation formula is Venus Saturn + Ascendant Same for both Day & Night Varsha Pravesha. This Saham throws light on the prospects of marriage in a particular year of the native at appropriate socio-economic backgrounds. (c) Assessment of strength of the Saham : A saham will be strong, if the saham lord is exalted and posited in own house in the Annual Chart. Besides if the Saham is associated with benefic planets in a benefic house and with year lord the Saham will become strong. If the Saham lord aspects its own saham, conjoins with benefic planets and aspects lagna or relevant house with high Panchavargiya bala (more than 5 units) then the saham is considered as strong. Otherwise the saham is weak and does not yield good result. Based on the above parameters, one case has been explained below. Case Study: (i) Promises in the Natal Chart : (a) Ascendant is virgo and its lord Mercury is in the house of cancer with 12th lord Sun. Ascendant rises in Hasta Nakastara whose lord is Moon. Mercury, the Lagna Lord and also 10th lord is in its own Nakshtra, becomes yogakaraka for the chart. He is in retrograde condition. The Seventh house is Pisces from lagna whose lord Jupiter in 2nd House (family), in his own Nakshtra. Lagna lord and seventh lords are well disposed and bestows marital happiness to the native. (b) Chandra Lagna is Taurus. Moon exalted and is in Rohini Nakhstra. The seventh house from here is Scorpio whose lord Mars aspects his own house which is a good condition for marriage. From Chandra lagna Saturn is yogakaraka. Surya Lagna : Sun is in cancer with lagna lord and is in Pushya Nakashtra. The seventh house is Capricorn whose lord Saturn aspects his own house from retrograde state. The 7th house from here is also strong. (d) Navamsha lagna is Gemini and its lord Mercury is in 9th house aspected by Jupiter. (e) The natural Vivaha Karaka Venus is with Mars in 12th house of Rasi chart and ensures marital happiness to the native. The natural Karka Venus in this place is good and hailed by all classical writers. From three lagans the following are the influencing factors for giving the marriage to the native.

Mercury / Jupiter Venus / Mars Moon / Saturn and the planets posited in Lagna / 7th house i.e. Rahu / Ketu. (ii) Dasha Sequences : Rahu : M.D. (From June, 1975) Mercury A.D. (From June, 1983 to December, 1985). Saturn P.D. (From June, 1983 to December, 1985) (a) Maha Dasha Lord Rahu is in lagna aspecting 7th house of Pisces. Rahu is benefic to the native as he is in his own house (Virgo). His disposition is Mercury a Yogakaraka to the chart who is in eleventh house of gains which is a good and natural time for marriage. (b) The Antardasha lord is Mercury which is lagna lord and 10th lord (Yogakaraka) posited in eleventh house of gains, favors physical comforts with financial gains. It indicates marital happiness. Saturn the Pratyantara dasha lord is placed 4th from M.D. lord and in 4th house qualified for giving the marriage to the native. (iii) Role of Transits as on 27.11.1985 i.e. Date of Marriage (a) Saturn is in Scorpio, the 7th house from Natal Moon, cleared the marriage. (b) Jupiter transiting in Capricorn aspecting Chandra lagna and lagna blessed the marriage. Transiting Mars directly aspects the 7th house from lagna. Besides, Sun, Mercury and Saturn are in 7th house from Janma Rasi Moon is on the Natal position on the date of marriage. All the celestial Gods blessed the auspicious event of the native. Promises in the Annual Chart The static significations of Natal chart will be expressed through annual chart. The natives annual chart for 1985-1986 has been drawn below. Here Tajik aspects has been followed: Chart

Varsha Kundali : Ascendant is Taurus whose lord Venus in 2nd house, aspected by Mercury; Saturn and Moon. The seventh lord Mars aspects his own house. The Navamsha Lagna is Leo aspected by its own lord Sun. The seventh lord of Navamsha Saturn also aspects his own house. The Mudda Dasha operating is Rahu and Moon at the time of marriage. The year lord is Mercury who is in 4th house of annual chart aspecting 7th house of varsha kundali. He is auspicious and ensures free flow of results. Muntha is in Scorpio in the 7th house and aspected by its lord Mars, favorable for marriage. (v) Role of Sahams : (a) Punya Saham is in Scorpio, whose lord Mars from 3rd house glances his saham, strengthens the Saham of the annual chart. Punya Saham itself in 7th house is a very auspicious position in the annual chart for marriage. (b) Vivaham Saham : It is positioned in 9th house, i.e. Capricorn Saturn and Vivaha Saham lord aspects his saham from 6th house. Mars, the 7th lord and Saturn the VIvaha Saham lord are in ithasals yoga. Mercury, the year lord aspects the Vivaha saham and its lord, the vivaha saham is disposed in an auspicious way during the year. 5. The celestial Gods cleared and blessed the auspicious event of the native on 27.11.1985

Palmistry, or Cheiromancy (pronounced kei-ro-mansy is a very popular and accurate way of divining. The famous nineteenth century palmist, Leic de Hamon (Louis Hamon) was named Cheiro after it. The art of Palmistry can be traced back as far as the Stone Ages. Pictures of human hands are frequently found in cave drawings, indicating their special interest in this part of the body. These paintings can be seen in the Lascaux Caves in France, the remarkable Santander caves in Spain and in several caves in Africa. The ancient Vedic scriptures contained an abundance of information on palmistry. K.C. Sen, an eminent Indian palmist, says the earliest writings on palmistry were ancient Sanskrit. These verses have been preserved and are still guarded from the public eye. Cheiro, the famous palmist, claimed to have seen one of these manuscripts in the early 1900s. Palmistry is also mentioned favourably in the Old Testament and he said, Wherefore doth my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? of what evil is in my hand? 1 Samuel 26:18. He sealeth up the hand of every man, that all men may know his work. Job 37:7. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor. Proverbs 3:16. Behold, I have graven thee on the palms of my hands, thy walls are continually before me Isaiah 49:16) Before the birth of Buddha in 563 B.C., leading seers of the time gathered at the royal palace. They were drawn by extraordinary indications revealed in the stars. They were ecstatic to find the mark of the wheel on Buddhas hands and feet, indicating his future greatness. Palmists in India still look for this special mark in the palms of babies.

Gypsies came into the picture around the eleventh century, though they had been practising palmistry for centuries before. Sigismund, the Holy Roman Emperor, enlisted the gypsies as spies. Word of this soon spread and when Gypsies arrived at the gates of Paris in 1427 they were not allowed inside. However, the citizens of the city, intrigued and excited by these romantic strangers, rushed outside to have their fortunes told. The tradition of crossing a Gypsys palm with silver, dates back to this era. The church claimed the Gypsies were in league with the Devil. To counter this, the Gypsies explained that the Devil was afraid of both silver and the sign of the cross. Therefore, if you made a sign of the cross over a Gypsys hand with silver you would be protected. Needless to say, the gypsies kept the silver. Interest in using palmistry for psychological analysis is a product of the last century. The first major work on this subject was Julius Spiers The Hands of Children, which appeared in 1944. Not surprisingly, the introduction was written by Carl Jung. This was quickly followed by works from Noel Jaquin, Charlotte Wolf, and in 1990, by Andrew Fizherbert. Since the Second World War, research on palm patterns has been going on at the Kennedy Galton Centre near London. This research has lead scientists to confirm that health factors can be determined in the hand. The current research into dermatoglyphics (the study of skin patterns) is potentially the most excitingdevelopment in the history of palmistry. Although palmistry dates back to the Stone Ages, its greatest period is just beginning. The future of palmistry is assured now that scientists are proving its validity! NOTE: References to line and finger direction are read as youre viewing your clients palm. The fingers are pointing towards you. HAND AND FINGER COMBINATIONS Before reading the palm, look at the fingers to see if theyre short or long. This isnt always easy to gauge when youre just beginning, but a little practice will enable you to assess the finger length at a glance. The fingers are considered long if they can fold back and touch a spot at least seven-eights of the way along the palm. Unfortunately, there are exceptions, as some people have extremely flexible hands while others are very stiff. Also, someone with an extremely oblong palm may have long fingers that only reach halfway down the palm, as the palm itself is very long. With experience youll be able to look at someones palm and instantly know if the fingers are long or short. The problem comes when youre first learning and find a hand with fingers that seem to be neither long nor short. Fortunately, we can cover that situation as well. Long Fingers If the fingers are long, the person pays attention to detail and you can say: You enjoy complex work. Youre patient and enjoy all the fiddly bits you like the details in things. Your work must be very consuming and gratifying. If its too simple you lose interest very quickly. Short Fingers Someone with short fingers is almost the opposite. Theyll be more interested in the broad strokes rather than the details and wont have much patience. You could say: Youre always busy. Sometimes you may start something new before youve finished the last task. You often have several things on the go at the same time. You tend to want everything right now, so patience is not your strong suit. Your impulsiveness has gotten you into trouble in the past. In some ways you are a jack-of-all-trades. Medium Length Fingers Naturally, someone with fingers that are neither long nor short will fall into a middle category. You might say: At times you can be very patient. However, at other times youre inclined to jump first and think later. If something really interests you, you want to get right down to the bottom of it and work it all out. If its only a passing interest, youre more inclined to skim over it and not learn it in much detail. We now have four possibilities to look at: 1. Square hands with short fingers 2. Square hands with long fingers 3. Oblong hands with short fingers 4. Oblong hands with long fingers This is the classification used in Chinese palmistry. It comes from Fred Gettings monumental book, The Book of the Hand. The four types are named after the four elements of the ancients: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. These relate very well to the descriptions of the Fire, Earth, Air and Water signs of astrology, but it does not necessarily mean that a Sagittarian (a Fire sign), would have a Fire hand. Youll find people with all four types of hands in every sign of the Zodiac.

Fire is hot, energizing and constantly moving. It can provide gentle heat, but can also burn. Consequently it needs careful handling. A Fire hand is oblong with short fingers. Someone with a hand like this is likely to be emotional, enthusiastic and creative. The short fingers mean a dislike for detail. The long palm adds intuition. For someone with a hand like this you might say: You have a great mind, full of wonderful ideas. These ideas excite you. Your enthusiasm may not last for long, but its extremely important to you at the time. Your emotions can be a bit hard to handle at times, but they enable you to experience life to the fullest. Details are not your strong point and you tend to prefer the overall picture to the fiddly bits. You are likely to be creative and need to be busy to be happy.

Air Hands

Air is essential for life. We take it for granted and seldom notice it, except on windy days. Air is also essential for communications, as it carries sound waves. Creatures of the air, such as birds and flying insects, are fast moving and active. The Air hand consists of a square palm and long fingers. These people tend to use logic more than intuition. Theyre quick-witted and express themselves clearly. They enjoy communicating and often have careers that utilize their skills. Their strong emphasis on logic means these people tend to distrust emotions, both their own and other peoples. We could say something along these lines to someone with Air hands: Youre intelligent, clear-thinking and discriminating. Relationships are important to you, but you sometimes find logic getting in the way of your feelings. Youre reliable and like to do things completely. Youre a stimulating companion and life is never dull when youre around.