Tithi Humans, according to Sage Mahatapas the great ascetic, are born from the Hiranyagarbha, the cosmic

womb in their different forms to the world we live in. They represent separate principles of creation, all being distinct yet the same. Each person is connected to the Atma, the eternal soul that never dies. A portion of this eternal soul comes through the Hiranyagarbha to earth in the form of the Jiva Atma, the living soul. Sun is atma and Moon is Jiva atma. The daily distance between the Sun and Moon is a tithi. The principles of divinity are the deities that rule the tithis. These are Agni, Ashwini Kumaras, Gauri, Ganapati, Nagas, Kartikeya, Aditya, Matrs, Durga, Diks, Kubera, Vishnu, Yama, Rudra, Chandra and Pitris. Birth on the tithi will show what divine principle you are working with and how to deal with and get the best out of it. Tithis represent the different natures of human life if when properly understood give us the opportunity to preserve our precious amrita that the soul has gathered over its previous lifetimes. It shows our weaknesses, our strengths as well as the connections to the deities. Each tithi is a personification of a deity that divided itself in two halves. One that remained in eternity and the other that came down to earth to face the law of karma and guard the soul. The Tithi Basics From their conjunction at the New moon, the Sun and the Moon move away from each other 12º per day. This is known as a lunar day or as a Tithi. A lunar month has 30 tithis. Each tithi is slightly shorter than the solar day. A lunar year is of 48 weeks. Tithis are the lunar steps to and away from the Sun, the daily interaction of the living with the eternal. The lunar month is divided into two fortnights known as Pakshas. The Pakshas are 1. Shukla Paksha- the bright half of the Moon, from the New Moon to the full Moon. 15 tithis belong to the waxing cycle of the moon. 2. Krishna Paksha- the dark half of the Moon, from the Full Moon to the New Moon. 15 tithis belong to the waning cycle of the Moon In the Indian almanac, the tithis are always represents by numbers from 1 (the first day) to 15 (the full moon). After the 15th day of the Lunar cycle, the next tithi is known as the number 1 again, then 2, 3, 4 and onwards to 14. The 30th day- the darkest night of the lunar month is known as Amavasya and number 30 represent this. Amavasya is when the Sun and Moon's longitude is the same again. The lunar days (tithis) of both the bright and dark half of the month are below:

Day One

Tithi Pratipada

Quality One Giving Rise

Deity Agni

she told me that she was born at sunrise on the 5th tithi of the month of Bhadra ( Sun in Virgo) in the year George V visited India (1911). 9th and 14th tithis are known as Rikta tithis. 4th. When I asked my grandmother the date of birth. Rikta means unsupported and they are generally avoided in starting auspicious projects.Sun Shiva/Matrgana Durga Yama . the 1st day of the waning Moon.the God of Death/Diks .Two Three Dwitiya Tritiya Auspicious Strength & Power Ashwini Kumar/Brahma Gauri .Wife of Shiva Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Chathurthi Panchami Shasti Saptami Ashtami Navami Dashami Negative Laxmi/Wealth Fame Friendly Conflict Agressive Soft Ganapati Naga Kartika-Mars Surya . Originally the birth dates were always given in terms of tithis rather than the date of birth. .Godesses of the Ten Directions Eleven Twelve Thirteen Fourteen Fifteen/Full Moon Thirtieth Ekadashi Dwadashi Trayodashi Chaturdashi Purnima Happiness Fame Victory Agressive Soft Vishwedeva/Kuber/Vayu Vishnu Kamdeva/Dharma Shiva/Rudra Soma Amavasya Inauspicious Pitris You always refer to the days as Shukla Trayodashi meaning the 3rd day of the waxing Moon or Krishna Pratipada.

Balava. Karana are the 6º difference between the Sun and the Moon. is known as the duplicate yogi.The annual birthday is usually celebrated in two ways. Nitya Yoga Nitya means daily and yoga means a yoke or connection. The fixed karanas do not repeat themselves. The fixed Karanas are Shakuni. The day the Tithi is the same as on the day of birth . Naga and Kintughna are negative. Chatuspada.is taken as the annual birthday. Taitila. Some are malefic in nature and others benefic. The yogas are connected to the nakshatras but are different from the planetary nakshatras. Karana The Karana is half a tithi. The yearly chart analysis is also done from tithi pravesh rather than solar return chart. One is celebrated on the day the Sun is in its birth rashi and the Moon is in the birth nakshatra. Four fixed and seven movable. Kaulava. The karanas have the ability to strengthen or mar a tithi. not both the luminaries. There are 27 such yogas formed and each one is linked to a particular nakshatra. Vanija and Vishti. They are 60 in all. it does not give the complete picture of the coming year. They represent the underlying influences. The annual birthday will be the date when these two are in their natal positions. The four fixed Karanas start with the 2nd half of the 14th day of the Krishna paksha. A yoga is a subtle blending of solar and lunar energies that give special indications every day. The yoga at the time of the birth influences the personality and also gives the yogi and avayogi planets. If you sun at birth is in Leo and the Moon in Ashwini. to do. Gara. Karana are underlying energies and have to be studied as subordinate to the tithis not the other way round. These 13º 20' sections (similar length of a nakshatra) form a yoga. The 6th nakshatra from the yogi nakshatra is the avayogi nakshatra and its ruler is the avayogi planet. The first karana in shukla paksha is always the fixed Kintughna. The seven movable Karanas are Bava. The yoga is formed by the daily connection between of the Sun and Moon. The ruler of the nakshatra where this point is yogi planet and the ruler of the Rashi the nakshatra is in. The Panchanga yoga is different from the yogas formed by the planets. The exact degree of the yoga becomes the yogi point. Karna means to take action. Amavasya and the first half of the 1st Tithi of the Shukla Paksha. They start with Bava on the second half of the first tithi and repeat themselves in the same order eight times in a lunar month. There are 11 types of Karanas. There are thirty tithis and sixty karanas. Pravesh means to enter. The Moon travels 13º 20' away from the Sun each day. As solar return only takes the sun and its return as the main factor. The second is Tithi Pravesh. The annual birthday would be different on different dates. Yogi planet and Yogi Point Yogi planet is a planet for prosperity and avayogi give the opposite results. .in effect the angle between the sun and the moon is the same .

they are not the only factor to consider. if your partner’s ascendant ruler is your yogi planet. it bring good fortune to your relationship whereas if it is your avayogi planet. The dasha of yogi planets give good results and avayogi will give negative. In relationships compatibility. It is important not to get carried away by the principle of yogi and avayogi planets but to view them as supplementary information that enhances the natal analysis. The house where the yogi planet is placed in the chart gets enhanced.Yogi point is an extremely positive degree in the natal chart. There is no duplicate avayogi. pain and incompatibility. While they have the ability to alter the final judgement. you can expect major material success. The Yogas Yoga 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Vishkumbha Preeti Ayusmana Saubhagya Shobhana Atiganda Sukarma Dhriti Shoola Ganda Vriddhi Druva Vyaghata Harshana Vajra Nakshatra Pushya Ashlesha Magha P Phalguni U Phalguni Hasta Chitra Swati Vishakha Anuradha Jyeshta Mula P Ashadha U Ashadha Sharvana Yogi Planet Saturn Mercury Ketu Venus Sun Moon Mars Rahu Jupiter Saturn Mercury Ketu Venus Sun Moon Avayogi Moon Mars Rahur Jupitar Saturn Mercury Ketu Venus Moon Moon Moon Rahu Jupiter Saturn Mercury . The duplicate yogi is also a planet that helps. when benefics transit over this point. it can bring debt. Avayogi can cause trouble.

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