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Chapter XXVI. On Lost Horoscopes
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Description This section is from the book "The Brihat Jataka Of Varaha Mihira", by N. Chidambaram Aiyar. Also available from Amazon: Brihat Jataka of Varahamihira.

Chapter XXVI. On Lost Horoscopes
1. When a person is ignorant of the time of his conception or birth, the time of birth shall, when duly, questioned about, be determined from the Prasna Lagna (a). If the 1st half of the rising sign be cut by the horizon, the month of birth will be in the Uttarayana (b) and if the 2nd half be cut by the horizon, the mouth will be in the Dakshinayana (c).
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(a) Prasna Lagna the rising sign at the time of query. (b) Uttarayana: the 6 months from Capricorn to. Gemini. (c) Dakshinayana; the 6 months from Cancer to Sagittari.

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the age of the person can be at once determined. and suppose him to be in his 4th circuit. or 36+ 6 = 42. or 12 + 6 . then. The shoulders. For instance.. the Vasanta (Aries and Taurus). The year of birth shall then be determined from the appearance of the person (b). So that the age of the person will be 4 x 12 or 48 years. plus the number of years taken by Jupiter to move from the sign occupied by him at the time of birth to the sign occupied by him at the time of query. 3. the Ritu is Hemanta (Sagittari and Capricorn). and: if the second half should rise. case of the Moon and her Drekkana. Notes (a) In other words. the Ritu is Gree . (1). (d) Suppose the Ayana determined from Stanza 1 to be the Uttarayana. the Ritu. (5). and in the case of other planets. (8). If the Ritu do not agree with the Ayana. if the rising Dwadasamsa be the 2nd. the sign occupied by Jupiter at the time of birth will be the Prasna Lagna itself. If the Ritu thus determined do not happen to be the Ritu of the Ayana already determined. the Ritu is Va santa (when the Sun passes through Aries and Taurus). If two or more planets occupy the.11/29/2009 Chapter XXVI. the alter* native planet of the Moon. the cycle of Jupiter cannot be 29 easily ascertained from the appearance of the person. (b) As Jupiter takes 12 years to go round the heavens. (7). If the first half of the rising Drekkana should rise at the time of query. The thighs and genital organ. the Ritu of the alternative planet shall be determined as the Ritu of birth of a person (a). the sign occupied by Jupiter at the time of birth will be the 9th sign from the Prasna Lagna (a).shma (Gemini and Cancer). If the 2nd Drekkana of a sign begin to rise at the time of query. the correct Ritu shall be determined as explained in the next stanza (d). if the rising Dwadasamsa at the time of query be the first. So that if the belly be touched. if the Sun occupy the Prasna Lagna or if the Drekkana of the Sun rise at the time of query. In the case of Mercury and his Drekkana. (3). so that the month of birth is between Capricorn and Gemini. The Moon and Venus are alternative planets. (9). each part corresponding to a Dasa period of 12 years. (10). On Lost Horoscopes 2. In the case of Saturn and his Drekkana. Prasna Lagna. In the. The forehead and the head. the Ritu is Varsha (Leo and Virgo). the sign occupied by Jupiter at the time of birth will be the 5th sign from the Prasna Lagna. if the 3rd Drekkana of a sign begin to rise at the time of query. Feet and ankles. The neck and lips. shall be determined as the Ritu of birth as explained in the 3rd stanza. however. (6). the Ritu is Greeshma. If Venus occupy the Prasna Lagna or if the Drekkana of Venus rise at the time of query. If the Sun occupy the Prasana Lagna or if the Drekkana of the Sun rise at the time of query. suppose Jupiter to occupy sign Scorpio at the time of query and sign Taurus at the time of birth.. the number of the cycle shall be determined from the part of body touched by a person at the time. In such a case. the age of the person should be either 6.. Suppose the Prasna Lagna to be occupied by the Moon whose Ritu is Varsha (Leo and Virgo). the Ritu (a period of 2 months) of birth will be Greeshma (when the Sun passes through Gemini and Cancer). viz. the Ritu of the most powerful planet will be the Ritu of birth. The date of birth shall be determined from the portion of the half Drekkana that has risen above the horizon (c). the sign occupied by Juptier at the time of birth will be the Prasana Lagna itself. (2). If. the Ritu of Venus. or 24 + 6 . In the instance cited above. and so are Jupiter and Saturn.30. (c) So that..from a rough estimate of his age. If at the time of query the first Drekkana of a sign begin to rise. In Stanza 24 of Chapter 70 of the Brihat Samhita. then. The loins and the navel. if the number of circuits passed through by Jupiter from the time of birth be known. the month of birth will be the first of the two months of the Ritu. Notes chestofbooks. the human body is divided into ten parts. (4). the 2nd month of the Ritu will be the month of birth. the Ritu is Sarat (Libra and Scorpio). the sign occupied by Jupiter at the time of birth will be the 2nd sign from the Prasna Lagna and so on. it may be determined that at the time of query Jupiter is in his 5th round. The cycle of Jupiter can be determined from the appearance of the person . The belly. Shanks and knees. The age of the person will be 3 x 12 + 6 or 42 years. So are Mercury and Mars (b)... In the case of Mars and his Drekkana. their Ritus have been mentioned elsewhere (c).com/…/Chapter-XXVI-On-… 2/3 .18. and so on. In the case of Jupiter and his Drekkana. . is Sisira (Aquarius and Pisces). The eyes and brows. The breast and the bosoms.

A Drekkana is 10 degrees. periods. Part 2 Tags astrology.. rising. numbers. i. vide note (d) to the last stanza. person. yogas. the date of birth may be determined. ascendant. (c) As the half Drekkana which may be rising at the time of query represents all the 30 days of a month. death Ads by Google Love Astrology Zodiac Love Match Astrology Horoscopes Love Sign Search © 2007-2009 StasoSphere [ Privacy Policy ] [ Terms of Use ] [ About Us ] [ Search ] Last modified Sat Feb 21 11:54:50 2009 chestofbooks. Continue to: prev: On Death. if just one half of it should have risen above the horizon. the birth must have occurred just after 15 days of the month. signs. life. moon. from the portion of the half sign that has risen above the horizon by proportion. (b) According to the Commentator. It will be convenient if the Lagna Sphuta. so that every 10 minutes of the rising half Drekkana represents a day. the exact longitude in signs.11/29/2009 Chapter XXVI. On Lost Horoscopes (a) This point has been already explained.com/…/Chapter-XXVI-On-… 3/3 . Mars and the Sun are alternative planets. Mercury. degrees and minutes of the point of the ecliptic cut by the horizon be determined in the first instance (Vide Appendix). the half of a Drekkana is 5 degrees and a thirtieth part of it is 10 minutes. horoscope. In other words. birth. planets. house. Continued Table of Contents next: On Lost Horoscopes..e.