Thursday, December 22, 2005


Till quite recently, Vedic Astrologers were using the Tajak system of annual horoscopy to supplement their readings of the natal charts. The Tajak system is elaborated in the Vedic astrology text Tajak Neelkanthi and is a system derived from Arabic astrology. However, Pt. Sanjay Rath of the Sri Jagannath Centre (SJC), gave the technique of the Tithi Pravesha Chart, from his lineage. This system of Hindu astrology is incredible for its accuracy and in many ways holds the key to a fuller interpretation of Vedic charts.

The word tithi refers to the lunar date which is equivalent to the angular distance between the radical Sun and the Moon in the natal chart. When the Sun returns to the sign it occupied in the natal chart at the time of birth, and exhibits the same angular distance with the Moon as it had at birth, a chart is cast for that moment. This is the Vedic/ Hindu astrological birthday of the native, as it were, and can be used with efficacy to gauge the astrological propensities likely to affect the native for that year. For interested astrologers, the free software Jagannath Hora created by Mr. P.V.R. Narasimha Rao, a disciple of Pt. Sanjay Rath can be downloaded at the website of SJC, This software computes the Tithi Pravesh Chakra.

Let us study the following Tithi Pravesha Chart briefly to understand the working of this technique. (Birth details withheld)

Sagittarius Lagna rises in the chart and the lord is placed in the 10th House. This is a Rajayoga. There are one or two important things to keep in mind before analyzing the Tithi Pravesha (TP) charts. See the relative location of the TP Lagna qua the natal Lagna. For this native, Leo Lagna rises in the natal chart. Sagittarius is the 5th from Leo and a fortunate house. Thus, favourable events can be forecast for the year. Another pointer is to see the location and Yoga of the Hora Lord. Without going into the technical details, suffice it to say that the Hora Lord is more important than even the Lagna Lord of the TP Chart. In this chart, the Hora Lord is the Moon. Moon is the 8th Lord of the TP Chart showing sudden events. It is placed in the 6th House in Vipreeta Rajayoga.

There is Dharmakarmadhipati Yoga formed by the union of the 9th and 10th Lords. This is the highest Yoga in the land and shows good and sincere work. As this Yoga occurs in the 6th House, the achievements could pertain to daily work, hard grind, stiff competition, law, argumentation, sudden events due to the Moon and things of this nature. The native is a lawyer and after some tough trials in the Sade-Sati, a 7 ½ years tough transit of Saturn, he has taken strides in the legal profession in arguments, drafting cases, client meetings, conferences with Senior Advocates, appearing at various for a, Tribunals including at Telecom Appellate Tribunal due to the Virgo Narayan Dasha in the natal Rashi chart. This last reference is made to highlight the fact that the various techniques of Vedic astrology are intertwined with each other and it is for the astrologer to attempt to use them efficaciously.

The Hora Lord Moon places the focus of the year on service and daily work with emphasis on legal profession as this is the chart for a lawyer and the 6th House means legal practice in this chart.

The Vijay Yoga in the 4th House and the Arudha Lagna (AL) shows that the image of the person would be harsh and oriented to victory. In can show some anxieties and difficult matters in the realm of happiness as the 4th House is afflicted.

Saturn in the 8th House is also a Vipreeta Raja Yoga as Saturn is the evil 3rd Lord of the chart. This also shows some advances made after trials and back-breaking work. The native works close to 12 Hours daily as a lawyer and then usually has to work at home on case briefs. The native is also a Vedic astrologer and drafts consultancy reports for clients worldwide, making it a very busy life. This can be seen in the natal chart where Saturn, Moon and the Sun occupy the 10th House. First, there was no work and then an abundance of it.

Specifically in this annual chart, the Mercury Tithi Ashtottari Dasha (TAD) is on. This Dasha works very well with TP charts. In the Mercury TAD, the native appeared live on television for a talk on the legal, psychological perspectives on the use and abuse of credit cards in India. There is an exchange between Mercury and Venus in this chart. Mercury can be taken to be placed in the 7th House during the Dasha. It is in mutual sign aspect with Jupiter (banking) in the 10th. Mercury is the 10th Lord of work and the native was called upon to appear for this solo live show by his law firm. Readers will note that the Virgo Narayan Dasha in the natal chart is giving the results of Mercury at the present time (communications). Credit Cards are a function of banks that allow credit through plastic money. Banks are ruled by Jupiter, in sign aspect (Rashi Drishti) with Mercury TAD in the TP chart.

The TV Channel was low-key due to the malefic association with the 4th House not allowing maximum happiness from achievement.

Due to the exchange, Venus falls in its Marana Karaka Sthana in the 6th House, even though it is in Taurus and this mitigates the evil somewhat. The effect of this is that entertainment (television) will not be of the utmost quality even though it might be appreciated otherwise. These things are better seen from the annual TP D-10/ Dashamsha chart given below.

The specific professional environment can be seen in the D-10 chart in the TP scheme. Readers can see that Mercury is exalted in the 9th House in TP D-10 but with debilitated Venus. This is a Rajayoga but the debility of Venus shows that complete aesthetic pleasure will not be forthcoming in work experiences.

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