Tuesday, March 18, 2014


People are often curious at the beginning of their astrological quest, to know something of the various facets pertaining to their ‘chart’; in other words, they wish to evaluate the basic propensities pertaining to their Lagnas and their Rashi/ Lagna Kundalis (Kundalis). Also, the Chandra Lagna itself and Gochar furnish other popular areas of curiosity.

Lagna is the sign rising on the Eastern horizon at the time of birth and is occupied by a Rāśi (Rashi)/ Vedic sign. The average duration of a sign rising in the Lagna/ Ascendant is two hours and for this reason the twelve Rāśis cover the twenty-four hours duration of the solar day. (Basic Jyotiṣa principles can be accessed by clicking this link)

Lagna imbues a person with individuality and therefore denotes the self and the personality of the person. It is the first house or Bhāva of the chart and is the commencement point of any horoscopic study. We cannot forget that in all the divisional charts as well there is a Lagna/ ascendant and these are usually at variance with the Lagna rising in the Rāśi Cakra (Rashi Chakra). In other words, different signs may and do tenant the various divisional charts. If the same Rāśi (Rashi) should occupy the Lagna in the Rāśi (Rashi) and the Navāmśa Cakras (Navamsha Chakras) then the Lagna is said to be Vargottama or occupying an Uttama Varga or good division. We must be cautious here since if a planet in Rāśi (Rashi) debility also attains debilitation in the Navāmśa (Navamsha) then there is nothing Uttama or good about it.

The rising sign or the Lagna and its Lord are extremely crucial as they show the self of the person. Every rising sign or Lagna has its own characteristics since it decides a certain Karmic metaphysics due to the positioning and allocation of matters to various signs and their lords. For this reason even bereft of the information of placement of Grahas in the Rāśi Cakra (Rashi Chakra) we can venture many opinions based on the rising sign or the ascendant or the Lagna.

Affliction to the Lagna Lord or Śrāpas/ curses imposing themselves on the lord of the ascendant can lead to major issues that have to be contended with. An affliction by Śani (Shani) for example could lead to an attention deficit disorder amongst other things.

The Lagneśa (Lagnesha) of the various Lagnas rising in the Rāśi Cakra (Rashi Chakra) as well as the Varga Cakra/ divisional charts may also be referred to as the 'ruling planet'. The Lord of the Lagna is the lord of the first Bhāva and therefore rules the chart and the person in question. Whatever else it may do it always continues to govern and rule the native and never causes harm to the person. The Ratna of the Lagneśa (Lagnesha) is therefore a safe stone to wear, as a thumb rule. It is only a thumb rule as conjunctions and afflictions can tend to completely change the picture and planets tend to impart their own hues to the conjoined Grahas. Another thumb-rule is never wear a gemstone without authoritative advice since it touches the body/ Tanu.

The placement of the lord of the Lagna in a specific Bhāva (Bhava) from the Lagna is also of great relevance. The Graha tends to sap that Bhāva (Bhava) of energy in order to feed the native with energy and any other mode of sustenance. The placement of Lagneśa (Lagnesha) in certain Bhāvas (Bhavas) is conspicuous and for good reason. Any association of the Lagna and the 5th and 6th Bhāvas (Bhavas) and lords from the Lagna leads to the Dhīmantaha (Dhimantah) Yoga which leads to high levels of intelligence. This is include the placement of the Lagneśa (Lagnesha) in say the 6th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Lagna.

Another quick way to perceive Lagna and what it connotes is to view it as something 'rising' or bringing to life that precious 'ray of light'. Though Diśā (Disha) or direction is more important for the Kālacakra (Kalachakra), and in more immediate matters, from the Ārūḍha Lagna (Arudha Lagna), we would do well to remember that the Diśā (Disha) of the Lagna or the direction associated with the Lagna is the downward direction and is governed by Brahmā (Brahma). Rajas decends into the world where it works best while something like Ketu sumbolises the upward direction because Ketu wants to spiral out of creation into Mokṣa (Moksha) or release.

Even so,  we must always remember that the Lagna Chakra is but one reference point and others such as the charts reckoned from the Ārūḍha Lagna (Arudha Lagna) and the Kāraka (Karaka) Lagna are equally important. We have to see where the important Ārūdha (Arudha) Padas such as the A7 or the Dārāpada (Darapada) are placed which indicate sustenance, wealth, and relationships, both from the Lagna and the Ārudha (Arudha) Lagna. The Kāraka (Karaka) Lagna is actually supreme since the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) is the KIng of the horoscope according to Maharṣī Parāśara (Maharshi Parashara).

There can be other correlations such as the placement of Cañdra (Chandra)/ the Moon in the Lagna-this means that the Lagna and the Rāśi (Rashi) are identical. Transits over the Lagna/ Rāśi (Rashi) have a far greater impact due to this as two reference points have come together. As an aside, people with the Moon in the Lagna are sociable and easy to connect with-they mingle a lot and get about. Cañdra (Chandra) is a Lagna in itself and is a very important determinant of how matters related to the world will shape up.

Another point to clarify is that while each Lagna will have the various Rāśis (Rashis) / Vedic signs positioned in a particular way and each Graha will be assigned different roles, one Lagna cannot simply be preferred over another.  Existence has created all of us with different Kārmic frameworks which are well elaborated by the independent Lagnas rising there. In other words, it is not correct to say wonder as to which Lagna might be best or indeed if one Lagna is better than the other. Each Lagna/ rising sign will have its own characteristics.

With these points in mind let us proceed to study the various Lagnas or Ascendants in Jyotiṣa.

Meṣa (Mesha)/ Aries Lagna: The head of the Kalapurusha. The Royal sign. Ruled by the fiery Mars, lording the 8th House also. Sudden changes in life are implicit but would also depend on the placement of the 8th co-Lord Ketu. Yes, Ketu also lords Scorpio. Jupiter is also a good planet, ruling Bhagya and foreign travel. Red Coral can be worn. So can the Ruby, indicative of Surya, the 5th Lord of the future of the Jatak. Jupiter’s Pushyaraga/ Pukhraj can also be worn. Avoid Diamond as Shukra is a Maraka for the Lagna and avoid any of these Ratnas given above if the planets indicated are placed in strength in the 3rd or 6th Houses from the Arudha Lagna. Unless you want to give everything up and head to the forest! Emerald, generally no no, as Budh is a functional malefic, being the 3rd and 6th Lord for all you fiery, headstrong and ambitious folk. There is a problem in that without association with saints and Saṅyāsīs, prayers might not be accepted.

Gurū (Guru) shows the Dharma of the Lagna and so the natural inclination would be towards eternal wisdom and the esoteric arts shown by Gurū (Guru). Bhagwāna is important for the natives governed by Meṣa (Mesha) Lagna and Maṅgala (Mangala) because this is the only way the battle can be won. Bhagwan Bhakta Vatsala, Maṅgala (Mangala).

Everything is archetypal for this Lagna since all the planets are the natural lords of the Bhāvas they govern. If Śani (Shani) indicates sloggers and slogging then it is all the more so for this Lagna since the Graha rules the 10th Bhāva (Bhava) of Karma and the profession. In this manner all the planets, lords of the Bhāvas (Bhavas) are to be understood.

Vriṣabha (Vrishabha)/ Taurus Lagna: The pleasure loving. Ruled by Shukra, who also rules the 6th House of enemies. Diamond can be worn save for the conditions laid down in Aries above. Placement of Śukra in the Lagna can form the celebrated Mālavya (Malavya)Yoga which can give a major knowledge of finance and taste for rich food. Finance and conservatism will be dominant in the personality. Shani is the Yogakaraka but also the Badhak Lord. Devi worship might become important to get over the struggle which appears destined. Blue Sapphire is possible but I do not recommend this stone ever. If you want to appease Lord Shani, do it differently. Emerald is a good choice as Mercury rules the 2nd and 5th. Eloquence can be aplenty if this Graha is well placed. Quite conservative and focused on finances. The sturdy and powerful Bull. Avoid Pukhraj unless Rahu is placed in the 9th House. Likewise for the pearl as the Moon is the functionally malefic 3rd Lord of the chart.

Great fixity is seen and conservatism since this is a Sthira Rāśi (Rashi) and the anger of the bull can be tremendous if roused. Be careful with these people especially if planets are placed in the first Drekkāṇa (Drekkana).

These people have landed property and are the Zamindārs of yore. There is a tendency to get the most out of peeople they interact with. This is the exaltation sign or the Uchcha Rāśi of the Moon and so the kingdom of the world resides in this Rāśi. The Mūlatṛkoṇa Rāśi (Moolatrikona Rashi) of the Moon as well and so Vaiśya (Vaishya) interaction is at its highest here (read money-making).

Mithuna/ Gemini Lagna: Communication, writing, information and Mercurial worlds are dominant. Governed by Mercury. Mercury also rules the 4th House and, please, it does NOT carry the Kendradhipati Dosha. Just like you can’t blame yourself for owning your personality (at least not usually, I hope), please afford the same privilege to Budh. Guru is the Bādhaka, so if it is not afflicted and is well-placed, obstacles that come from the Badhak shall not come. Fortune will rise after the marriage is Gurū is well placed in the radix.

Mars is a bad planet for the Lagna and Red Coral is best avoided. Regarding the Ratnas we would do well to remember in general that the placement of the Grahas from the Ārūḍha Lagna and from the Lagna in the Somanātha Drekkāṇa must always be seen.

Emerald is safe. Venus is also a good planet, ruling the 5th: a Lakshmi Sthana and the basically neutral 12th House. Diamond is also a fair possibility. Take care of that nervous system. Even if Mars signifies it, it is your own nervous system and in the Dasha of Budh guard against excessive thought. Shani-Surya Yoga in a Dusthana can give an astounding Vipreeta Raja Yoga at times.

There is a rider that comes with Śukra (Shukra) since the inherent attributes or the Kārakattwa of Śukra are liable to take a beating due to the sexual structure of Mithuna Rāśi (Rashi).

Being the 3rd Bhāva from the Lagna in the Bha Chakra of the Kālapuruṣa (Kalapurusha), this Rāśi indicates copulation and the culmination of all sexual activity. This is the result of the Kāma Tṛkona (Kama Trikona) or the trine relating to sexuality.

Karkaṭa (Karkata)/ Cancer Lagna: Receptive, like Chandra who lords the Lagna. The pearl is a good gem to wear. Mars is a Yogakaraka and can give rise on its own. It can also give Vipreeta Raja Yoga if placed in a Dusthana or afflicted but the significations of conjoining planet will be stressed. Shukra is the Badhak and is also a functional malefic. Guru lords the Bhagya but also the 6th House, therefore it is a mixed planet for this Lagna.

This status of a mixed planet can be radically altered by a significantly dignified placement of Gurū bacause the most benefic planet in the zodiac does not need much in order to shower the person with unlimited bounty.

Rahu is the 8th Lord and can become even more diabolical in this Lagna. Shani is equally problematic except if it is placed in Lagna where it gives Simhasan Yoga. It will give rise. As in Lagna it will be in Marana Karaka Sthana and will damage the 7th and 8th Houses, which it lords. Therefore, people with this placement can experience difficulties in marriage or in getting married.

This is also indicative of issues arising even when Śani (Shani) may not be placed in the Lagna Bhāva (Bhava) due to its 7th Bhāva (Bhava) lordship. Śani (Shani) is a slow and old planet and gives its results only when the slowness and delay has manifested and years have passed. One other facet to remember in this context is that Śani (Shani) matures at 36 years of age and before that the areas either lorded or influenced by the planet Saturn will pose considerable problems. Śani (Shani) has no time for youngsters who according to him do not know anything, are not capable of anything and only when the Graha delivers the Karma will they sit up, take notice, cry a little and finally 'grow up' when they become more tolerable for Śani (Shani).

Some natives born in this sign display an extremely competitive streak and can use lesser than the best means to pull others down. This of course is never to be applied blindly but must be confirmed by the other features of the horoscope.

Note- For the transits of Grahas relative to the various Lagnas and especially in context of the ever moving Moon (read moods, emotions and  the flow of things) the following link contains a general daily evaluation of matters astrological-  http://planetarytransformation.blogspot.in/#!/2012/02/daily-vedic-astrology-horoscope-jyotisa.html

Simha/ Leo Lagna: Another royal sign. Ruled by the Sun itself. Pride, authority, inability to ask for favours. Ruby can be worn. Jupiter lords the 5th but also the 8th. The Dasha of Guru can transform life. However, transformation might be in context of discharging Kārmic burden. The results of the Gurū Daśā (Guru Dasha) will be hugely dependent on the dignity and strength of the Graha. Maṅgala/ Mars is again Yogakaraka but also the Bādhaka (Badhaka). As it rules the 9th House, there may be conflict and struggle at the level of luck. Surya/ Shiva must be propitiated. This can work for lawyers as they thrive on conflict and litigation. Still, it might be a good idea to ease one’s own life path. Even lawyers are entitled to that. The Moon is the 12th Lord and if afflicted or if it is an Amāvasya (Amavasya) birth, the mind can become vulnerable to acute suffering. Mercury, though malefic is like Kubera for the chart and can bring wealth if associated with the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna.

Shani is malefic for the Lagna. This is for the reason that it is the Graha lording the Śatru Bhāva (Shatru Bhava) and indicates enmity in the horoscope. It can bring illness, debts, enemies, general nuisances and emotional issues. It also rules the area of marriage and so some romantic partners may end up showing an inimical attitude to the native. Śani rules suffering and delivering of some onerous Karma and so if the planet is very strong and finally disposed to relent then people may not look to harm the person in relationships but the relationships may not work out till the heavy Karma (also seen through Bhāva lordships of the Daśā (Dasha) lords) is exhausted. The person may look for pragmatic partners capable of doing 'what is required'.

Śani (Shani) will delay marriage and functional relationships, generally speaking and a lot of work will be required if growth is expected of the 6th House, work and/ or remedial measures. Work, if the Graha is associated with work or with Bhāvas associated with work by extension;  remedial measures if the higher facets of Jyotiṣa (Jyotisha) indicate the  performance of remedial measures. 

Though there are other Rāśis (Rashis) with the Agni Tattwa, Simha has the highest quantum of fire within it. For this reason, people with this Lagna should not undertake onerous fasts as the Pitta/ bile in the Rāśi (Rashi) always needs something to work on. People accuse the natives of this Lagna of being aloof and distant, too royal and unwilling to consider other their equals.

Virgo/ Kanyā (Kanya) Lagna: Mercury again. The plea of the whole world is, perfection is alright to strive for, but is not to be found in existence. So, do keep that in mind. Very finicky. Emerald is again a good idea and Venus is a good planet, so the diamond is also a good gem. Saturn is a mixed planet as it lords the 5th and 6th but Rahu, lording Kumbha is the malefic 6th Lord. Mars is the most malefic planet and can bring adversity in its Dasha unless well placed in Vipreeta Raja Yoga. In Lagna, it can bring fiery issues. There is this film called Anger Management.

This sign has some deep complexities and when asked to deal with animal maturity, it falters since this is the sign of the debilitation of Śukra (Shukra) . No sex does not agree with Śukra and this Graha would like to have nothing to do with virgins indicated by Kanyā (Kanya) Lagna. If Śukra (Shukra) is not engaged in sexuality and sensuality and intercourse of that kind it feels fallen and debilitated. There is a huge sense of purity as an objective because the sign is dual and has some sort of affinity with sin or ignorance encapsulated in some sort of belief that -'nobody is watching'. One must remember that Jaganātha has huge round eyes and He is watching all the time. The great imuprity of the Pāpapuruṣa (Sin-Man), symbolised by all our Kārmic falterings by the Graha Śani pose by far the greatest issues, even more than the abrupt Agni impulse of the malefic Maṅgala. There is a reason as to why people with an exalted Śukra (Shukra) in Mīna Rāśi (Meena Rashi) have marital issues and that reason is to be found in Kanyā Rāśi (Kanya Rashi).

This is the area in the horoscope that harbours unbridled ambition. It compels people to work and to go to work everyday. If breakthroughs in this realm are experiences it can mean relief coming through Kanyā or the 6th Bhāva and this means the 6th Bhāva is becoming an Upacaya Bhāva indicating growth. Illusion and malefic tendencies can be pronounced in the Kanyā (Kanya) experience.

Tulā (Tula)/ Libra Lagna: Private sector, social focus, love, attraction and other areas ruled by Shukra. Shukra is also the 8th Lord so the potential for changes in life is implicit. Jupiter is a functional malefic so the gemstone should not be lightly worn. Shani is Yogakaraka and can bring rise on its own. In a Dusthana it can give Vipreeta Raja Yoga. Mercury rules Bhagya so emerald is also a good choice but avoidable for the newly married, always. Avoid the red coral as Mars is Maraka.

Since this Rāśi (Rashi) is the one directly opposite Meṣa Rāśi (Mesha Rashi)/ Aries it also has a problem that the working intellect can be tainted by the filth of ignorance and worse so that prayers are not accepted automatically. While Śukra (Shukra) is himself the greatest ascetic he likes nothing better than to tell the person under his prowess that there is nothing more than pleasing the senses in this life. For such natives the Dwi-Gurū Yoga can come in handy.

The persons born under this sign are sociable and fond of material pleasures.  It may not be ideal for them to get into power-centric domains and they would do better instead in realms related to fashion, beauty, luxury and film.  The person would be quite competitive in the work application. A logical approach will work well in matters of religion.

This Rāśi (Rashi) is susceptible to disease and serious sexual ailments such as AIDS come from this Rāśi (Rashi). Positive Grahas are required to combat these illnesses in the horoscope.

Vriṣcika/ Scorpio Lagna: Lorded by both Mars and Ketu. Guru is very auspicious, ruling the 2nd and the 5th Houses. One cannot term Gurū (Guru) as Māraka (Maraka) and bode evil due to a Rāśi (Rashi) placement of Gurū (Guru). Gurū (Guru) is the greatest protection in the nativity and is a representative of Bhagwāna. It is the only Graha which does good for the native without asking for anything in return. We must also remember that Parāśara has a specific dictum for the placement of Gurū (Guru) in the Lagna in any Rāśi (Rashi) whatsoever.

Mercury is a functional malefic. Shani remains a malefic. Venus is a Maraka. Sun is a good planet, ruling Karma. The Moon is also a benefic for the Lagna, ruling luck itself. The pearl, Ruby and Red Coral can be choices for this Lagna. These people can be pre-disposed to research and occult study and the Guru-Mangal Yoga can be especially fruitful.

If I do not mince my words, the Jātaka of this Lagna will readily agree that they have faced some heavy trials in life. If the Grahas are not very strong in the nativity then they will often feel that they have had to carry some unseen burden. This is a difficult Rāśi and the challenge is to keep the heart clean and at any cost the emotions should not be poisoned. Refer back to the part about Gurū above and this need not be taken literally-it can be any source of wisdom and illumination. Some natives can be hirsute.

Dhanuṣa or Dhanu/ Sagittarius Lagna: Lorded by Gurū (Guru) which is the Lagneśa (Lagnesha) and the ruling Graha. Pushyaraga/ Pukhrāja (Pukhraja) or the yellow sapphire is an automatic choice since it is the Ratna of the Lagneśa (Lagnesha) or the Lagna Lord. The gemstone for Mars/ Maṅgala (Mangala), the red coral or Mūṅgā (Moonga) is also a good choice, being the 5th Lord. The sign rules teachers, lawyers and finance professionals. It is the Mūtatṛkoṇa (Moolatrikona) of Ketu and the Swakṣetra (Swakshetra) or own house of Gurū (Guru) nand so it gives expression to profound religious and spiritual literature with a focus on final emancipation through eternal wisdom or Jñāna. The Sun rules Bhagya and the Ruby is a good choice along with the red coral. Mercury is a Badhak planet and also carries the Kendradhipati Dosha; if it is afflicted, it can cause trouble. Shukra is also a functional malefic lording the 6th and the 11th Houses and can punish. So, natives of this Lagna can experience trouble in the area of romance and marriage unless the Karma is offset by fine placements in the nativity.

Makara/ Capricorn Lagna: Lorded by Shani. Pragmatic and practical people, good with managerial and functional aspects of life. Venus is the Yogakaraka and diamond is a good choice. Jupiter is a malefic for this Lagna. Mercury, though the 6th Lord is also the 9th Lord and is a bit of a mixed planet. Mars is not bad as it gets exalted in the Lagna and only Ketu can truly pose trouble for the chart. For this reason red coral or Mūṅgā for Maṅgala cannot be ruled out for the Lagna at the outset. Guru, even if debilitated can give Rajayoga provided Shani is placed in strength. Not everything in life comes without a price, if at all, so this placement can pose troubles to siblings if Guru is Neecha in Lagna.

Makara is also known by the name Nakra. It indicates fixity and a certain Kārmic confusion which makes the blessings of Gurū (Guru) slightly difficult to receive. Readers should dwell in the pictorial and symbolic representation of this Rāśi (Rashi) for further insights.

Kumbha/ Aquarius Lagna: Kumbha Lagna is lorded by both Śani and Rāhu (Shani and Rahu). Philosophical, linked with groups, democratic. This sign is so expansive, though malefic, that Gurū (Guru), the most benefic planet gives results akin to exaltation. It is a good thing because there is real need for the illumination that comes from wisdom for this sign.

Shukra is Yogakāraka (Yogakaraka) and is capable of giving success on its own withut requiring association of any other Graha. It gives excellent results. The diamond is a good choice for this Lagna. Mercury is the 5th and 8th Lord is a favorable planet but can also bring sudden adversity and requirements of personal transformation which are always vulnerable periods and cannot be said to be auspicious from the social point of view.

Jupiter can be a wealth planet for this Lagna as it lords the 2nd and the 11th Houses for the chart-it is capable of performing functions akin to Kubera, the lord of wealth. An interesting point to note here is that despite Rahu’s bad reputation, it can crown the native with success when it transits the trines to the Arudha Lagna. It is opposite for the same transit of Ketu.

Natives of this Lagna might do well to look up some thoughts at this website by clicking this link- 'happy hours'. There is a lot of mood altering going on in this sign and intoxication and pharmaceuticals find their roots in this Rāśi. 

Mīna (Meena)/ Pisces Lagna: The sign of release, final emancipation. The Raśi (Rashi) of the Ṛṣis (Rishis). The persons born in this Lagna are ruled by Brihaspati, the Gurū (Guru) of the planet Jupiter, the greatest benefic in the zodiac. Those with Guru in Lagna have the Hamsa Mahapurusha Yoga. Very pious and spiritual people. Such people with Gurū (Guru) in Mīna (Meena) Lagna have extremely high levels of intelligence and the benefits of the Lagna come through the Tattwa or the foundational elements of creation.

Mars is also a very favorable and both Pushyaraga and the Mūṅgā (Moonga)/ Red Coral is also a good choice. Maṅgala (Mangala) being the 2nd Lord and the 9th Lord acts almost as a Yogakāraka (Yogakaraka) for the Mīna (Meena) Lagna. Shukra/ Venus lords the 3rd and 8th Lord and can bring trials, so the diamond is best avoided, generally speaking. Romance and marriage as too delicate and unfavourable placement of Venus for the Mīna Lagna can cause problems.

This Rāśi (Rashi) also has some Kārmic perplexities associated with it and the fact that they have a sleepy and dreamy demeanour could have more to it.

The Moon is an auspicious Graha for this Lagna, being the 5th Lord of Pūrva Punya (Poorva Punya) or good deeds done in the past lives. If Budha/ Mercury is involved in auspicious combinations then the Doṣa (Dosha) of ownership of the quadrants will not manifest.

Glancing at the various Lagnas in this manner is only the tip of the iceberg as far as predictive Jyotiṣa (Jyotisha) is concerned and specific professional papers composed for consulters all over the world such as the Detailed Chart Analysis, Customised or Composite Charts Analyses-coalescing various astrological modules, Compatibility Analysis, Tithi Praveśa Cakra Analysis/ Annual Chart Analysis et al serve to demonstrate the manner in which these multifarious Vedic astrological techniques use the principles in a pragmatic manner so as to address the needs of the clients.


By Yoga is meant 'yoking' or joining and this may not accrue only due to two or more Grahas, even though this is the most common manner in which Yogas are formed.
It might be apposite here to discuss certain Yogas that might obtain with respect to the Lagna/ Rāśi (Rashi)/ sign/ascendant (s) the characteristics of which have been enumerated above for the sake of continuity and cohesion of understanding.

When core astrological areas such as the characteristics and attributes of the various Lagnas are coalesced with the much discussed Yogas, especially in focussed professional consulting work, it becomes possible to understand the potential of life and what the person has to work with as a given. Free-will and determinism are complex theoretical issues and while there are crystal clear expositions on the subject in Jyotiṣa, for the present purposes suffice it to say that when the combinations formed by the planets in certain signs are analysed, they start telling a certain story, which is an incredible mirror to what has transpired in life, what is happening and of course what may reasonably be expected to occur at a future time. Other factors such as Daśās make it a picture so rich and replete with realism, that this ancient art becomes irresistible.

Meṣa (Mesha) Lagna/ Aries-

The celebrated Gurū-Maṅgala (Guru-Mangal) Yoga formed by the association, including conjunction of Mars and Jupiter is an auspicious Yoga where the Agni is channeled well and the knowledge and wisdom attained are expressed well. The placement of Śani (Shani) in dignity with Gurū (Guru) can also make for the Dharmakarmādhipati (Dharmakarmadhipati) Yoga where the application in work is excellent. The sobering factors come from the 8th House lordship of Maṅgala (Mangal) and the Bādhaka (Badhaka) status of Śani (Shani) as the 11th Lord for the movable Lagna.

Vṛṣabha (Vrishabha) Lagna/ Taurus-

Śani (Shani) is the Yogakāraka (Yogakaraka) Graha for the Vṛṣabha (Vrishabha) Lagna and as the 9th and 10th Lord of the horoscope it is itself capable of giving the Rājayoga (Rajayoga).

Readers should refer to my article on Viparīta Rāja Yoga on this website for further insight as to the unique position a malefic Yogakāraka enjoys by virtue of certain placements in the horoscope. (Without accent marks, the Yoga is written as Vipareeta Raja Yoga).

Budha is an excellent planet for this Lagna and the Yoga of either Lagneśa (Lagnesha) Śukra (Shukra) with Śani (Shani) (despite other problems that such a combination might create) or the Yoga or Śukra (Shukra) with Budha can be excellent.

Mithuna Lagna/ Gemini-

The auspiciousness of the Yogas is quite similar, and these are statements tarred with a very broad brush-since Yogas are a huge subject in Jyotiṣa (Jyotisha) and cannot be discussed in snippets, to those obtaining for Taurus Lagna. Gemini/ Mithuna Lagna is governed by Budha and the association of this planet with Śukra (Shukra) leads to auspicious results. The association of the Lagneśa (Lagnesha) Budha with the Pañcameśa Śukra (Panchamesha Shukra) leads to excellent results.

Karkaṭa (Karkata) Lagna/ Cancer-

When we think of either the former Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi or the Chief Minister of Orissa Śrī Navin Pattanaik, Śani (Shani) in Karkaṭa (Karkata) Lagna is a sure-shot Rājayoga (Rajayoga). This happens only with Mīna (Meena) or Karkaṭa Rāśi (Karkata Rashi) in the Simhāsana (Simhasana)/ throne Bhāvas (Bhavas).

There may be problems associated with the Kārakattwa of Śani (Shani) in these placements but the Rājayoga (Rajayoga) accrues to the extent promised by the horoscope. Other crucial planets should of course not be flushed down the drain in order for the benefits to come through properly.

Maṅgala (Mangal) is an excellent planet for this Lagna ruling the 5th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Lagna and the 10th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Lagna as well. If well placed both the spiritual and material worlds and their blessings are forthcoming to the native. We should again remember the Viparīta Rāja Yoga (Vipareeta Raja Yoga) that will come from the malefic Yogakāraka (Yogakaraka) but the ideal situation is that such a Graha should not be placed with another beneficial Graha which the malefic will destroy.

A great Hamsa Māhāpuruṣa (Mahapurusha) Yoga is formed if Gurū (Guru) is placed in the Lagna in exaltation. One can pray to the Rāśi Cakra (Rashi Chakra) of Bhagwāna Śrī Rāma (Bhagwana Shri Rama) with exalted Jupiter/ Gurū (Guru) in Karkaṭa Lagna (Karkata)/ Cancer joined a Swakṣetra (Swakshetra)/ own sign Cañdra (Chandra) forming Gajakesarī (Gajakesari) Yoga in the Lagna. Any association of Gurū (Guru) with Karka Rāśi (Rashi) in the radix and in the Navāmśa Cakra (Navamsha Chakra) will bless the native with high spirituality and esoteric wisdom. External benefits such as name and fame shall also come.


The impact for the rwelve Lagnas from Meṣa (Mesha)/ Aries to Mīna (Meena)/ Pisces is also largely contingent on the transits of the various planets and this is applied to the Lagnas for the rising sign or the Ascendant/ Udaya Lagna, the Cañdra (Chandra) Lagna/ Rāśi/ (Rashi) Jaṅma Rāśi (Janma Rashi)or just Rāśi (Rashi) and of course to the Ārūḍha Lagna (Arudha Lagna).

The website offers premium monthly Vedic astrology content which is restricted to subscribers and is not being published on the website. The content is being sent to the subscribers through an elaborate email/ independent PDF attachment focussing on each sign/ Vedic Rāśi (rashi) and the movement of the nine planets/ Grahas as it applies to the Lagna, Cañdra Lagna (Chandra Lagna) and Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna continuum described  in the post the link to which is given at the end of this Note.

The movement of the Grahas is being evaluated from the Lagna, Cañdra (Chandra) Lagna/ Moon Sign, Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna and advanced findings being recorded based on correlations of the various astrological entities such as Bhāva (Bhava), aspects, conjunctions, signs, intervention/ Argala et al. This will also include the application of the device of Varga Gochara or divisional transits based on the Amśas (Amshas) attained by the planets in transit. The subtle picture is revealed in this manner making it a composite whole.

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Simha Lagna/ Leo-

The ruling planet is Ravi/ the Sun and its placement in a certain Bhāva from the Lagna is key. Since the Sūrya (Surya) Lagna is a reference in itself and it is the lord of the Lagna, one must study the placement of the Sun with care.

Budha/ Mercury is a good planet and Gurū as the 5th and 8th Lord carries great spiritual and transforming potential. An association of Gurū and Budha apart from giving excellent communication skills, intelligence, logical ability, rationality and intellectual alacrity and adaptability, also forms the Gurū-Śiṣya (Guru Shishya) Yoga where the person stands to learn from esoteric traditions. Budha speacially plays the role of Kubera being the 2nd and the 11th Lord and its involvement in any Dhana Yogas are bound to bring great gains to the person born in Simha Lagna.

Maṅgala (Mangal)/ Mars is by far the best and most favourable planet for this Lagna being the Yogakāraka (Yogakaraka) for the Lagna and having the power to give Rājayoga (Rajayoga) on its own. Association of Gurū (Guru) with Maṅgala (Mangal) forms the Gurū-Maṅgala (Guru-Mangala) Yoga which is excellent for lawyers, teachers, judges, finance professionals and spiritualists alike. If the horoscope is otherwise strong, an association of Śukra (Shukra) with Maṅgala (Mangal) can form Dharmakarmādhipati (Dharmakarmadhipati) Yoga and can lead to stupendous achievement in the career realm.

In Ravi is placed in the Daśama Bhāva (Dasham Bhava) or the 10th House it attains 100% Digbala/ directional strength and imparts great leadership skills to the native.

Kanyā (Kanya) Lagna/ Virgo-

Since this Lagna is the exaltation sign for Budha/ Mercury, the placement of Budha in Lagna leads to the Bhadra Mahāpuruṣa (Mahapurusha) Yoga. Śukra (Shukra) is the 2nd and the 9th Lord from the Lagna and any association of Budha and Śukra (Shukra) is likely to generate Lakṣmī (Lakshmi) Yoga.

Despite the ownership of the Keṅdra (Kendra) if Gurū (Guru) is well placed in the Rāśi Cakra (Rashi Chakra) fortune can smile after marriage. Śani (Shani) is a mixed planet being the 6th Lord as well and generally speaking causes notable problems for this Lagna. Cañdra (Chandra) is the 11th Lord and association with the benefic Budha and Śukra (Shukra) can augment gains and lead to the fulfilment of desires. Yogas involving these planets will be fortunate for the native of Kanyā (Kanya) or Virgo Lagna.

Tulā (Tula) Lagna/ Libra-

For this Lagna, the natural malefic Śani (Shani) is a Yogakāraka (Yogakaraka) and is capable of giving Rājayoga (Rajayoga) on its own without assistance from another Graha. It is the lord of the 4th and the 5th Houses, a Keṅdra (Kendra) and Tṛkoṇa (Trikona) both and so Viṣṇu-Lakṣmī (Vishnu-Lakshmi) Yoga is guarantted if Śani (Shani) supports.

A unique Yoga is formed when Śani (Shani) is placed in the Duḥsthāna (Dusthana) from the Lagna in either the 6th, 8th or the 12th Bhāvas from the Lagna where unexpected success accrues to the native. It is ideal if no other Graha is placed with Śani (Shani) because the malefic Yogakāraka (Yogakaraka) is capable of damaging the significations of the other Graha.

Budh strongly indicates foreign lands and works well when participating in Yogas with the Lagneśa Śukra (Lagnesha Shukra) or with Śani (Shani), though considering the nature of these Grahas they should not impact certain Bhāvas (Bhavas).

Vṛṣcika (Vrishchika)/ Scorpio-

Gurū (Guru) is an excellent Graha for this Lagna and the blessings are in fact required for the persons born under this rising sign/ Lagna/ Ascendant. Gurū (Guru)/ Jupiter rules the 2nd and 5th Bhāvas from the Lagna and strongly indicates Lakṣmī (Lakshmi). It governs the type of Karmā (Karma) that the native shall experience and also the quality of speech, absorption of knowledge, finances, food and drink, intelligence, discrimination, progeny and such areas which have to be shortlisted based on other factors in the horoscope.

Cañdra (Chandra)/ the Moon is also an excellent planet for this Lagna being the Bhāgyeśa (Bhagyesha) or the 9th Lord. A Gajakeśarī (Gajakesari) Yoga would truly make the native a renowned figure as the intelligence and purity would also be supported by sheer fortune. Ravi is the 10th Lord as it should be. There are two great blessings by way of ready made Yogas for this Lagna-one they are inherently blessed in matters of progeny and children and two, Karmā and application in work is excellent since Ravi attains a kind of Kārmic Digbala.

Tests are thus reserved in the personal realm only and are mostly directed to life circumstance and personality.

Dhanuṣa (Dhanusha) Lagna/ Sagittarius-

Gurū (Guru) in the Lagna forms Hamsa Mahāpuruṣa (Mahapurusha) Yoga and the person will be excellent in his knowledge of finance, spiritualism, esoteric arts, and religion. This is an excellent Yoga for this Lagna. Ravi as the lord of the Bhāgya Sthāna (Bhagya Sthana) makes divinity all the more manifest in life. The soul connects easily with God if the Sun is powerful and well placed in the nativity.

Despite the Keṅdrādhipati Doṣa (Kendradhipati Dosha) attributed to Budha, if this Graha is well placed, the areas of work and marriage will give a lot of happiness, especially work awarness will be at a premium. So many other factors such as the Karmeśa (Karmesha) will play an important role before anything can be ventured but then all that is in the realm of predictive-analytical work and here in this paper Yogas and combinations are being dicsussed.

Makara Lagna/ Capricorn-

This is one of the signs with inherent Kārmic (Karmic) confusion. Even so, Śukra/ Shukra/ Venus is the Yogakāraka (Yogakaraka) Graha for this Lagna as it lords a Keṅdra (Kendra/ quadrant) and a Tṛkoṇa (Trikona/ trine) from the Lagna both. The auspicious placement of Venus for Makar/ Capricorn Lagna can make life vastly different.

Mercury is a problem planet being the 6th and the 9th lord both for the Lagna. Jealousy can inhibit real growth but is such problems are addressed then Bhāgya can flower. The Yoga of Budha with Śukra (Shukra) and with Śani (Shani) though causative of other issues can lead to Lakṣmī (Lakshmi) Yoga and such fortunate combinations.

Duryoga or bad things can accrue through artificial ego-aspirations due to the malefic lordship of the Sun. Maṅgala (Mangal/ Mars) even though inimical to the Lagneśa Śani (Lagnesha Shani) is not in itself a bad Graha for the Lagna. Firstly, Maṅgala (Mangal) gets exalted in the Lagna and rules the 4th and 11th Bhāvas (Bhavas/ houses). Secondly, enterprise and aspirations may have been viewed with circumspection when the Yogas were put down in writing by the sages (Ṛṣis/ Rishis) but in the Kaliyuga and in the birth in Bhūloka (Bhuloka) the quality of initiative and enterprise aimed at gains and aspirations and their attainment cannot be viewed with a slanted eye.

In other words the Yogas involving Mars are crucial for this Lagna.

Kuṃbha (Kumbha)/ Aquarius Lagna-

For the Kumbha or Aquarius Lagna Rāhu and Śani (Rahu and Shani) are crucial planets as they lord the Lagna.

Śukra (Shukra/ Venus) is again the Yogakāraka (Yogakaraka) for the Lagna ruling the 4th and the 9th Houses. Check the dignity and placement of the Moon/ Cañdra (Chandra) for the Karma relating to the mother and for mental peace due to the portfolio allocated to Śukra (Shukra) who is not aligned with the Moon.

Due to their own fluidity, they look for a dominant and regal spouse and so marriage can impact status and resources considerably. Mars is equally important as it is for Capricorn Lagna/ Makara/ Nakra due to the 3rd and 10th House lordship.

Budha is a Kārmic planet and this factor can never be overlooked, especially in the Daśā (Dasha) even if this Graha is placed in the 5th Bhāva from the Lagna.

Mīna/ Meena/ Pisces Lagna-

Once again this sign has some Kārmic (Karmic issues) and Gurū (Guru/ Jupiter) is the best planet for the Lagna. Despite the friendship with the Lagneśa (Lagnesha), Ravi/ the Sun can be a really problematic planet. I have found people of this Lagna besotted with politics, power and authority figures, all indicated by the Sun and they are usually a long way off the mark.

While Maṅgala (Mangala) is a Deva Graha its malefic lordship for the Bhāgya Bhāva (Bhagya Bhava) is not easy and remedial measures are required. Once the fate anf fortune decides to smile then Yogas between Gurū (Guru) and Budha for instance can create excellent knowledge based environments. The Moon and Jupiter can also form excellent Yogas due to their beneficial lordships from the Lagna.

Thus when we see the characteristics of the Lagna and the Yogas that can obtain to propel the natives of the various Lagnas,  with their own characteristics and life paths, we can begin to understand the basic framework which results for the purposes of elaborate astrological analysis. All these factors are then carried over to each divisional chart of interest and studied with the many, countless tools of esoteric classical Vedic astrology/ Jyotiṣa in order to arrive at specific understandings about the person's life. This is crucial. Humanity has advanced and nations have advanced as far as empirical and material life is concerned and such focused and elaborate work must distinguish between the varying characteristics of people's lives so as to astutely explain to them the reasons and the background and the future propensities about their own lives and not just some general trends that might broadly apply to anyone with similar Yogas. This sort of attention to detail and personalised adherence to the horoscope at hand has to be the hallmark of all consulting.

What do the various types of Analyses and papers described and reproduced on this website do? A lot of classical references and interpretations are route-maps travelled in order to arrive at advisory conclusions and in all my consulting, they are there also for the reading pleasure of advanced Jyotiṣa enthusiasts and consulters. This is deep and profound knowledge at its core drawn from the unique and renowned mystic heritage of India, and a vast number of consulters are also dedicated Vedic astrology enthusiasts-this elaborate journey in each consulting paper is also undertaken for their benefit. But the ultimate objective is always to gives reponses that directly and unambiguously address the realities, needs and requirements of the person approaching me for solutions. 

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Why Avail of Vedic/ Indian/ Hindu Astrology Horoscope Predictions Consultancy/ Advisement


The art and you-

The reason why this art and super-science is of the utmost importance for you is that this is probably the only system known to mankind which can genuinely boast of piercing the opaque veil of life, and events and thoughts and actions that comprise it, through Vedic/ Indian/ Hindu horoscope and charts analysis/ predictions based on classical principles enunciated by the sages of India, and applied by the adept Vedic astrologer to contemporaneous settings.

This is the art that gives meaning to that oft-used word 'Karma' by giving exhaustive information to the consulter through the Vedic astrologer as to exactly how it has been, is and shall play out in life. In this information age which changes in the blink of an eye, this is one spiritual subject which is directly applicable to everyday life and brings perspective and guidance to humanity.

Vedic/ Indian/ Hindu astrology is so vast that it encompasses all humanity and this obviously includes you. There is no culture,  country or climate, no personality or personal circumstance,  no area of life, of existence, no goal or aspiration and accomplishment which is beyond the purview of this great discipline. It transcends psychology, genetics, environment, psychotherapy and delivers diagnosis, therapy and solutions that are far too sophisticated, real, and primed with impact to be compared with any other organised body of knowledge known to us. 

In other words practical Vedic/ Indian/ Hindu Astrology is a bridge between classical spiritual and Karmic literature of India on the one hand and the realities of contemporary life on the other. The adept Vedic astrologer is the means to bring the two together in harmony so that the real lives of the consulters may be guided, and miraculously illuminated. 

In other words, while the art is ancient its applicability includes people who live in cutting-edge environments, political leaders, professionals, families, corporate houses looking to establish group-strategies in general or for specific projects, queries about greenfield projects, career paths that involve a clear understanding of the high specialisation that  work involves, personal relations, expected timings of matters coming to pass, removing Karmic obstacles so that life goals come into view and are directly pursued and realised...the list is endless.  This art and its application covers anything that we put to it and this is what is unique about my work. Participating in today's life just as you are there is the added benefit of being able to traverse both that and this world and for the requisite deep delving into this art, to apply it to your life. It is not often that you encounter, let alone get the best of both the worlds.

Why the complexity of the content on this  website-

The art is itself very intricate and blessings and a special kind of Karma is required in order for one to become an adept at it and be able to advise people who approach them for help. The task for the astrologer is then to convert and adapt this knowledge in common parlance for the benefit of the person who is seeking advisement.

The complexity of the content  on this website is illustrative of the deep principles based on which personal advisements are rendered.  They are for the reading pleasure and education of the astrology student and enthusiast.  Actual work is tailored to the needs of the specific consulter and is written with the primary goal that each word should be fully understood by the person and that knowledge is transmitted in universally understandable terms.

This art is limitless in its scope and depth. It can help you understand who you are and why you are here. It can help you understand and recognise your physicality, mentality and the quality and extent of your social participation. It extends to the purpose of the soul for incarnating and also studies one's relationships with family, friends and the world at large.

It shows the sources and avenues of one's income and wealth potential and informs the consulter of the time periods during which certain life qualities shall dominate and certain events shall come to pass. There are more than a 100 charts which can be studied for one horoscope and the reason for this vast number is that each and every major area of life has a chart of its own, apart from the 'main' chart of the horoscope.

Eg. marriage, inner nature, skills and divinity have one chart allocated while siblings, parents, properties, children, career and such life areas have one chart each allocated to study these matters in the depth required.

We can plan and strive and try and give up and cry and laugh and aspire but we never truly know where we stand and this is where this art comes in. The word for Vedic astrology is Jyotiṣa/ Jyotisha and broken up it means Jyoti+ Iśa/ Isha=The Light of God. This is precisely what it is and illuminates all aspects of life no matter how specialised and intricate they might be.

Your Vedic astrologer was an agnostic at one point of time, blundering about and reading about the Problem of Evil in philosophy texts and sniggering at the prospect of divinity. Then came the period of a powerful Jupiter placed in Sagittarius which absolutely transformed life, as simply as if a light switch had been flicked. And why the agnosticism tending to atheism? Jupiter is preceded by this anti-thesis, the significator of illusion and not-knowing. Hence the dictum-'Only he who is truly ignorant can ever really aspire to know.'

Vedic Astrology/  Jyotiṣa/ Jyotisha is a part of what India stands for. Along with the Vedas, the epics, the culture, the philosophies, Vedic Astrology is something of a high water mark of Indian genius. It is formally a Vedāṅga/ a part of the Veda and is also popularly considered Veda Cakṣu/ Chakshu or the Eye of the Veda.

Vedic astrological literature boasts of a vast esoteric variety and is classical. It is composed in the Saṅskṛt/ Sanskrit language in Shlokas. The Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra (Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra) of Maharshi Parashara is considered to be the greatest Vedic astrology classics though the field is strewn with magnificent jewels composed by authors such as Kalyāṇa Varma (Sārāvalī) and Varāhamihira.

So if you want to see and if you want to know and if you want to navigate your life path and to remedy the ills which might assail you,  and to heighten the blessings that exist, then this art is for you.

Some of the variants of the professional work that you can avail of can be seen at- http://planetarytransformation.blogspot.in/2006/08/choose-chart-analysis-you-want.html

When you read this post, you might also want to read the one at the link which follows which will help you make choices about your life and horoscope evaluation- http://planetarytransformation.blogspot.in/2013/04/factors-relevant-to-chosing-specific.html

This is large website and the subject is intricate which is simplified and filtered and applied to your horoscope and life. There are many factors at play and the sheer wealth of material at this website has occasioned a post designed to help you better navigate your path around here- http://planetarytransformation.blogspot.in/2013/05/effectively-navigating-and-benefitting.html

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How to Choose a Specific Type of Vedic/ Indian/ Hindu Horoscope Prediction Analysis/ Consulting/ Advisement

Over the past 15 years or so in my work as an Indian/ Hindu/ Vedic Astrologer, I have often been queried about the types of analyses that would be suitable for the consulter, despite the descriptions of the various consultancy modules and Indian/ Vedic astrology services being on the website.

I am putting down some thoughts which might help in clarifying the choices.

In Jyotiṣa (Jyotish)/ Vedic/ Indian/ Hindu Astrology the standard and most frequent curiosity or a deeper concern with people is to have their Kārmic (Karmic) blueprint before them through an elaborate evaluation of the Vedic horoscope by way of clear analyses and predictions. In other words, people want to correlate what has transpired with the various astrological entities and factors in the horoscope.

This has a corollary-they simultaneously and obviously also want to know what lies in store. In fact the future intrigues people more than the past. There is natural and implicit curiosity about the future while only the astute and sincere are equally curious to know the Kārmic (Karmic) rationale behind the events of the past. In the result, most people choose the Life Reading, and quite rightly so.

This is also the best paper to ask for when one is approaching me for the first time for a professional consultation. Several things happen at once-though we are complete strangers, we quickly get to know each other quite well. You get to know me for my work, which is the foremost reason for your wanting to know me; and I get to know you, through your horoscope!

The underlying theme for this elaborate work is to consciously apply the advanced principles of traditional Vedic astrology to the unique and specific life circumstances of the consulter. People live in widely differing circumstances, countries and cultures and work jobs the description of which is wide and extensive. Furthermore, life dishes out different things to different people and I take all this into account to deliver real-life findings about specific people through the Life Reading so that they develop a crucial perspective about their life-situation.

For example,  when people become aware of the prowess of Vedic astrology they will want to know the impact of Grahas/  planets in the various Lagnas/ ascendant signs. They may wish to know the effect of Śani/ Shani in Lagna or they may input their Lagna Rāśi/ Rashi and wish to know the effect of the planet in say Kanyā/ Kanya Lagna/ ascendant sign. What we impart through the Detailed Chart Analysis far transcends all that and the implications of the Yogas are revealed as they work for the person concerned. Eg.,  people want to know the effect of the placement of a Graha in the 5th Bhāva/ Bhava for Meṣa/ Mesha/ Aries Lagna but the effects of all planets in all houses, not just of the Rāśi/ Rashi Chakra but also of all the Varga Chakra/ divisional charts reveals an  astoundingly comprehensive picture when read with the Daśā/ Dasha and other advanced facets which is like a revelation for the first time  consulter.

The primary point of directly addressing your life comprehensively is accomplished through this paper through unparalleled knowledge which is not given by any other system of study known to mankind.

Over the years, people who have received this paper, return with a wide array of requirements arising from an equally wide spectrum of circumstances and events. As many of you would know, I refer to these familiars as continuing consulters.

The most popular consultancy modules for these continuing consulters are two, as far as stand-alone consultancy is concerned-the Varṣa Tithi Praveṣa Cakra (Varsha Tithi Pravesha Chakra) or the Annual Chart Analysis and the Praśna Cakra (Prashna Chakra) Analysis.

The work related to the annual horoscope is based on the traditions of East India, especially Orissa and is probably one of the most important developments in the release of concealed information. It has given to the world a technique equal in exhaustiveness and scope to that which is used in the interpretation of the radix/ natal horoscope, with the result that the year is evaluated exactly in the life interpretation.

The Praśna Cakra (Prashna Chakra) Analysis/ Horary Chart Analysis as the term suggests relates to posing of questions and when consulters are secure in the knowledge that the Detailed Chart Analysis has already given them, they feel vastly enriched with these papers. There are many different kind of Horary analyses and I most often have to write answers to questions related to work, wealth and career which has an entirely distinct manner of interpretation and evaluation. 

Couples of course seek the Charts Compatibility Analysis and in the context of more traditional Indian families the parents of either the prospective bride or the groom seek this analysis. Since I am requested for consulting from all parts of the world it has been hugely rewarding for me to apply the wisdom of the Ṛṣis (Rishis) to the contemporary settings and that too in nations which I  may never have had the occasion to physically visit.

The most conspicuous by far and the most consulter-specific are the customised papers because they use any number of techniques so as to best deal with and respond to the queries and circumstances of the people who approach me. These are at a different level and depend for their structure on the nature and scope of the queries posed, to a large extent.

Having said all this, what do the various methods of horoscope evaluation or analyses available on this website do? For a start the great variety of the type of professional consulting available on this website delivers vastly different results based on the nature of the consulter, his physical, temporal and uniquely individual circumstances. Since very many things cannot be simply written for public consumption in the interest of protecting the concept of value, it is only the consulters from various climes and cultures who actually know the impact an art like this when scrupulously applied to their specialised circumstances.

A lot of classical references and interpretations are route-maps travelled in order to arrive at advisory conclusions and in this type of work and all other, they are there also for the reading pleasure of advanced Jyotiṣa enthusiasts and consulters. This is knowledge and a vast number of consulters are also dedicated Vedic astrology enthusiasts-this elaborate journey in each consulting paper is also undertaken for their benefit. But the ultimate objective is always to gives responses that directly and unambiguously address the realities, needs and requirements of the person approaching me for solutions.

As mentioned in this paper above and at other places on this website, the general curiosity that impels the Vedic Astrology enthusiasts to look for areas of curiosity such as say, more information on the Tithi Praveśa/ Pravesha Chakra, or the relevance of a Ratna/ stone for the Lagneśa/ Lagnesha/ Lagna Lord, or about Lagna Lord for the Kanyā/ Kanya Lagna, a Taurus/ Vṛṣabha/ Vrishabha Rāśi/Rashi natives wondering about the impact of the two Gurūs/ Gurus in the sign, will find fulfilment in the far more deep-seated and relevant information imparted through these services which is of a life-altering nature.

I do hope that with this article it will be easier for people to choose the sort of work they would like and while I have been meaning to put up a helpful post on this aspect, this is the day on which it has actually come to pass.

Note-The complexity of the content  on this website is illustrative of the deep principles based on which personal advisements are rendered.  They are for the reading pleasure and education of the astrology student and enthusiast.  Actual work is tailored to the needs of the specific consulter and is written with the primary goal that each word should be fully understood by the person and that knowledge is transmitted in universally understandable terms.

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Composite Vedic Horoscope Analysis Focussing on the Impact of a Major Saturn Transit (Uploaded on 29th May,2013)

The shortest summary-

This Composite Vedic/ Hindu/ Indian horoscope Analysis contains an elaborate evaluation of the natal horoscope as well as the annual Vedic/ Hindu horoscope. One of the major features visible in this Analysis is the dominant impact of the Saturn transit from various reference points and Lagnas dominating the quality of time even though the horoscope is very strong in some areas, such as the D-10 or the Daśāmśa Cakra (Dashamsha Chakra)

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Evaluation of the core first parameters in the Rāśi Cakra (Rashi Chakra): Lagna and Lagnesha-

Dhanu/ Sagittarius Lagna/ Ascendant rises in the Rashi Chakra with the Lagna Lord Guru/ Jupiter being placed in the 12th Bhava from the Lagna, rightly showing the central role of foreign lands in life since the 12th House is the distancing from the circumstances of birth. Even though Jupiter is placed in Vrishchik/ Scorpio, which is a fixed sign, the two sign dispositors, Mars/ Mangal and Ketu are both placed in movable signs/ Chara Rashi showing the resources for movement away from the native land, assuming long distance proportions. Fixed signs otherwise show short displacement.

To continue with the theme of movement abroad and immigration, we must note that Jupiter receives the sign aspect of the exalted Mars and Rahu and also of Ketu, the two co-lords of the 12th Bhava, from movable signs.

Response to the specific client queries intimated prior to composition of the advisement/ consultancy-

Let us immediately come to the crux inquiries voiced by you in your email and proceed to evaluate the horoscope from that standpoint.

Saturn afflicting the natal Moon/ Cañdra/ Chandra in the Sāde-Sātī (Sade-Sati)-
In the first instance, we should note that the Moon/ Chandra is placed in the 9th House in Simha Rashi/ Leo along with the Badhak Mercury/ Budh. Shani/ Saturn the planet governing Karma is currently transiting Kanya Rashi/ Virgo which is the 2nd Bhava from the Chandra Rashi/ Moon sign. In other words, you are caught in the throes of the Sade-Sati, the 7 ½ years transit/ Gochar of Saturn on and about the natal Moon which transforms the mind and personal psychology through tests, trials and problems through the social and financial circle as well as through the depletion of the pre-set mental notions of the personality. Shani visits us to weed out what is no longer required and to teach us lessons which we are required to learn in this incarnation.

When Shani entered Karka Rashi/ Cancer, which was on May 26, 2005, it started the churning and transformation in your life. This was the beginning of the Sade-Sati and usually in the first phase of the Sade-Sati there is displacement from the given situation in life. Displacement is judged from the 12th Bhava from the Chandra Lagna. In your case, the stresses were highly compounded because the beginning of the Sade-Sati meant other things as well.

When it rains it pours-coinciding with the Kaṅṭaka Śani/ Kantaka Shani-
For instance, Karka Rashi is the 8th Bhava from the Lagna and Saturn transiting this house aspects the 10th Bhava from the Lagna with Graha Drishti/ planetary aspect forming Kantak Shani.

The 10th Bhava is the place from where the Karma, work and profession of the native is judged. This also indicates the skill structure of the person. The 10th Bhava is the zenith, the high point of the horoscope and of life. Saturn’s damaging aspect to the 10th House makes progress in work slow and painstaking and riddled with obstacles. Even a lion is compelled to walk with a limp, as if he were troubled by a thorn (Kantak) in the foot. This is another reason for the change of tenor in the entire life which you faced at this time.

From the Ārūḍha Lagna/ Arudha Lagna-
The other very important reference point which comes into play in the context of the transit of Saturn in the 8th Bhava from the Lagna and in the 12th Bhava from the natal Moon is the Arudha Lagna. The Arudha Lagna is the Arudha Pada of the Lagna Bhava. The Arudha Padas are tangible counterparts of the Bhavas when reckoned from the Lagna. They show the manifest and socio-financial realities of life. They give visible shape to the qualities and source materials as gauged from the various Bhavas from the Lagna.

In your chart, the Arudha Lagna is in the 11th Bhava from the Lagna in Tula Rashi/ Libra and Cancer/ Karka happens to be the 10th sign from the Arudha Lagna. Therefore there was Kantak Shani from the Arudha Lagna as well. When Saturn is transiting the 10th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna, the visible facets of work, one’s status in working life and such avenues suffer. The Arudha Padas, all of them, are signified by the Moon, and just as the Sade-Sati has a severe impact on the mind and on the psychology the transit of Shani in the 10th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna also causes obstacles and problems in the career.

As is evident, the 8th, 9th and the 10th Bhavas from the Lagna in the Rashi Chakra which are impacted by the Sade-Sati are populated by as many as five planets and therefore the transit of Saturn through these houses has had an effect on many areas of life indicated by the Bhavas and the Grahas there. In the 8th House, Saturn was transiting over Ketu which indicates suddenness and events which are not rational or easily explained by rationality. Similarly, in the 2nd phase of the Sade-Sati Shani was not only transiting the Bhagya Sthana ruling luck and fortunate events, impeding the same, in the 9th Bhava from the Lagna but also the Badhak Mercury/ Budh and the 8th Lord Moon. This was also the white-hot phase of the Sade-Sati where the intensity of the Saturn transit is at its highest and the mind is completely overwhelmed by the past Karma.

Shani is currently transiting the 10th Bhava from the Lagna in Kanya Rashi and that too over the Naisargika Karaka/ Natural Significator for resources and all opportunities, the Sun/ Ravi. The Sun is otherwise excellently placed in the 10th Bhava with 100% Digbala giving you leadership potential and success in work. Sun is also the 9th Lord of luck and Bhagya. Ravi and Shani, though father and son, are antithetical to each other and so during the Sade-Sati when Saturn is transiting over the Sun, work problems, weird and humiliating circumstances can reach a peak. With the Sun in the 10th House your work potential has leadership and fame interwoven with it as these are the Natural Significations of the Sun and Saturn works against these. If the Sade-Sati and the Kantak Shani have not been remedied thus far, the experience could not have been mild by any stretch of the imagination.

This last phase of the Sade-Sati coincides with the Kantak Shani from the Lagna and therefore is again intense. As you have mentioned in your email, Venus/ Shukra is Neecha/ debilitated. A Neecha planet will make the person humble in areas that it rules. In matters of women, relationships and aesthetics, events will transpire so as to foment an attitude of humility and placing oneself at a lower level in the context of things.

Debility of Venus/ Śukra/ Shukra-
However, Venus attains a kind of automatic Neechabhanga/ cancellation of debility since it is placed in the 10th Bhava from the Lagna. Your own self-exertions and willed actions have done a lot to remedy the planet of its debility, but yes, the mental experience accruing from the Natural Significations/ Naisargika Karakattwa of Venus will continue to be stressed. The Naisargika Karaka rules experiences primarily at the mental level.

Even otherwise, the debilitation is cancelled also from the  Moon, as the lord of the sign of debility of Venus, Mercury/ Budh is joined the Moon in the 9th Bhava from the Lagna. The path to this cancellation of debility does not come easy since the lord of debility paves the way through the sign of debility itself.

However, the Moon forms a Gajakesari Yoga with Guru as the latter is in a Kendra, the 4th House from the Moon and Guru happens to be the lord of the exaltation sign of the debilitated planet Venus. This shows two things at once: it is your own effort and diligence (Lagna Lord Guru) in a foreign land (12th House) which has made you experiences wealth and fulfilment of desires (Venus).

In a context of debility we have to note the  combustion or Ashtangata of Venus as it is joined the Sun. The Sun represents the Vishwatma or World Soul and is the primary Karaka of spirituality (Dharma) as well. The solution to take matters out of combustion where no feeling comes through the significations of Venus is to embrace deep and genuine spirituality in matters related to Venus. This is also indicated at an overall level in life as the Lagna Lord is Guru, the Naisargika Karaka/ Natural Significator for eternal wisdom and it is placed in the 12th House which indicates spirituality in the sign of Scorpio which is the 8th Bhava of the natural zodiac and indicates transformation, being a trinal Bhava to the natural 12th as well. The 12th House indicates learning at a removed place or an Ashram as it is the 4th Bhava from the 9th Bhava of the Guru. Generally speaking it can indicate working with the eternal arts such as Jyotish to better one’s life circumstances.

Planets viewed from various Lagnas in the Rāśi Cakra/ Rashi Chakra all at once-

A very major cause of problems associated with Venus is the fact that it is in the 12th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna. The planets and Bhavas in the 12th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna tend to be overlooked or ignored and this is what has happened with Venus, the Sun and the 10th Bhava in general. There are factors in the manner in which life at the visible level has been conducted which leads to a dissipation of the life areas associated with Venus, Sun and the 10th Bhava.

After we understand the basics of the placement of the other Grahas in the Rashi Chakra, we must come to the process of understanding the nature and impact of the affliction to Venus.

Saturn as the 2nd and 3rd Lord of the Rashi Chakra is very well placed in the 6th Bhava from the Lagna. A malefic planet placed in the Upachaya Bhava from the Lagna (the 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th Bhavas) is considered extremely well-placed as these are the houses of effort and natural growth and the natural malefics here give the person a lot of natural resistance and drive.

Shani is considered especially well-placed here because from here it aspects the 8th Bhava from the Lagna which governs longevity and Shani is the Naisargika Karaka/ Natural Significator for longevity. Therefore length of life is aided by this placement. In the 6th House, Shani gives the person drive and courage to battle enmity and adversity and general nuisance. One must be careful of indulging in stimulants etc as the 6th Bhava relates to personal flaws as well, the Shadripu, whereby human beings tend to act as their own enemies.

Mars/ Mangal is exalted in the 2nd Bhava in Makar Rashi/ Capricorn. As indicated, it is the dispositor of the Lagna Lord Guru. The Rahu-Mars Yoga can sometimes make for harsh speech and this needs to be watched. The exaltation of Mars as the 5th Lord of the future, joined Rahu, the co-lord of the 3rd Bhava of initiative and enterprise shows a fortified future (5th House) which is imbued with ambition (Rahu) and the desire to succeed.

Blessings and Curses: major pillars of predictive Vedic/ Indian/ Hindu horoscopy-
The root to Karma in a manner of speaking lies in blessings and curses if they exist in the chart. In your Rashi Chakra, Venus undergoes a Shrapa/ Curse due to the Yoga with the malefic Ravi, even though it is a Sattwic Graha. It may not be an evil Graha but it is a cruel planet. Furthermore, Venus is aspected by Graha Drishti/ planetary aspect by Rahu from the 2nd Bhava from the Lagna. Rahu, of course is an outright malefic planet. When two or more malefic planets impact a benefic planet, it results in a Graha Shrapa. The Curse of Venus goes by the name of Kalatra Shrapa or the Curse of Spouse. Since the 9th Lord Sun is involved, the curse is from the immediately preceding lifetime.

The Shrapa is being discussed in this paper since it is permitted to do so based on the sign placement of Venus, which is in Kanya Rashi, a mutable/ dual sign showing Karma that is neither fixed/ Dridha nor unfixed/ Adridha. It partakes of both. Further the aspecting planet Rahu is also placed in a movable sign and thus one is not prohibited from advising things related to the curse.

There is a blessing in the 9th House due to the association of Mercury and the Moon but as the planets are inimically disposed to each other at the natural level the blessing will not come easily. Through all of this we should note that Mangal is the Atmakaraka, the king of the horoscope, and you are to go through life as a king, trials and successes notwithstanding.   

As Sun is the 9th Lord, Rahu is certainly the more malefic of the two, both at the natural and the functional levels. The houses lorded by Rahu show the root cause of the suffering. Rahu rules the 3rd Bhava from the Lagna and shows desires. It is the desires that have led to most of the suffering in life. This needs to be understood. Hinduism has many views about desires. One’s own view is that desires are an important part of life, even a very important one. The right desires are in fact required to sustain life. What is a right desire and what is not, according to one’s own view, depends from case to case. What is of relevance at this point is that in your life, desires have probably not had the requisite contemplation and have oscillated sans control. This is the basic manner in which suffering has chosen to come.

The action which brought the curse was not actuated by a bad intention on your part so the suffering is not unbearable. The person in the past life was not very spiritually advanced and so the curse is not too potent. The curse is in the 10th House and so the career is impacted directly and since the 9th lord is involved, luck suffers. Relationships suffer due to the involvement of Venus.

The personal impact has come only due to the fact that the Atmakaraka Mars is joined Rahu, the latter being involved in the Shrapa. If either of the Lagna Lord, the 8th Lord or the Atmakaraka are not involved then the person does not directly suffer. The involvement of the Atmakaraka indicates that there is some Karma at the soul-level which needs to be alleviated. This Shrapa can be remedied especially since the Atmakaraka is very strong and exalted.

The natural malefic Mars as the Atmakaraka shows a high level of spiritual development but because it is exalted you might have had difficulty absorbing opinions and solutions that remedy the problems in life. The one task and personal objective in this lifetime must be to eschew anger as this is the lesson of the Atmakaraka. The exaltation indicates that the remedial measures (5th House) will give quick results. Finances and movable assets can also bring in an element of unpleasant (malefic) surprise as the Rahu-Mangal Yoga is in the 2nd Bhava from the Lagna.

When the Atmakaraka is involved in the Shrapa directly, we address the Shrapa with a Mantra for the Atmakaraka. In this case, the Atmakaraka is only joined Rahu, one of the Grahas causing Venus to curse. This Curse has led to problems with the pride and self-respect (Sun) and you have had to combat the element of shock, cheating and deceit (Rahu). The Mantra has to be focussed on the lord of the Rashi where the cursing Graha Venus is placed since this planet Mercury/ Budh is not involved in the Shrapa; on the contrary it forms a Bhagya Yoga/ blessing in the 9th House from the Lagna.

We must return to the transit of Shani, as even while Shani will transit out of your 10th House in November, 2011, it will then enter Tula/ Libra which houses the Arudha Lagna and from there the Graha will aspect the 10th House from the Arudha Lagna with Graha Drishti/ planetary aspect. The need of the hour is to address this issue as this transit of the Karmic Graha can be quite onerous even though the results that accrue are very valuable and lasting in the long run.

You will note that the elements of fraud and deceit have come into your life due to the participation of the planet Rahu in the Graha Shrapa and its influence on the 10th Bhava from the Lagna. With the remedial measures are prescribed you should feel a lot of relief and see a great deal of improvement in these areas and in life in general.

Planetary Periodicities/  Daśās/ Dashas-
The Mahadasha sequence in the Vimshottari Dasha scheme shows that the Moon Mahadasha has been running but it is joined Mercury in the 9th Bhava from the Lagna. The Moon-Mercury Yoga in the Maharshi Jaimini Upadesha Sutra is said to link the native to the medical profession. Moon specifically is linked to healing and nursing while Mercury governs the skin system in the body. The planets are posited in the 11th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna and indicate manifest gains and income as the 11th Bhava is the Labh Sthana. Furthermore they are joined the Arudha Pada of the 11th Bhava from the Lagna, the A11 or the Labh Pada and even more strongly indicate the gains in terms of money (paper currency: Mercury) and social recognition and support (read, things of utility in the worldly sense: the Moon). The 11th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna, and the planets placed therein indicate the sources of gains while the A11, and the Grahas joined, indicates the type of gains themselves.

If one studies the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra and the chapter relating to Dashas, one discovers the rule that when Grahas are joined, in the Vimshottari Dasha of one, the results of the other are given. If more than two Grahas are joined, then the most benefic and the most malefic planets exchange the results.

By this rule as given in the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, the Chandra/ Moon Mahadasha in the Vimshottari Dasha scheme will give the results of the 7th and 10th lord Mercury which though the Badhak being the 7th Lord for the Dhanu Lagna is not afflicted and is in fact placed in a trine/ Trikona in the 9th Bhava from the Lagna and gives success in a foreign land (Badhak/ 7th Lord placed in the 9th House).

The Moon is exalted in the Navamsha Chakra as the Lagna Lord. The Navamsha Chakra shows the inner nature of the person, the blessings of God and personal relationships such as marriage. Though the Lagna in the Navamsha Chakra changes with over a minute’s birth time change backwards, we shall stay with this chart in view of the fact that the time of birth intimated to me is quite precise.   

The Atmakaraka Mangal is in the 12th Bhava and this indicates that wealth will be a major feature of life since the Navamsha Chakra Lagna is in the 2nd Bhava (wealth) from the Karakamsha Lagna (sign where the Atmakaraka is placed in the Navamsha Chakra). The Moon is exalted and this shows a deep and basic happiness (peace) in the heart despite the challenges of life.

Shani is debilitated in the 10th Bhava in the Navamsha Chakra which can give fluctuating finances and this causes mental unrest and depression along with repressed anger since Shani is in Mesha/ Aries Navamsha which indicates the 5th Bhava (Chitta/ consciousness) in the Rashi Chakra.

Another thing which can be said about the placement of the Moon in the 9th House is that since it is the 8th Lord, there could have been issued from the side of the father as Saturn is also placed in the 9th House when reckoned from the Sun in the Rashi Chakra.

Since the Moon indicates social support in life, the 10th House reckoned from the Moon shows social opportunities in working life. Saturn is placed in the 10th Bhava from the Moon showing that there can be ups and downs in the career but the remedial measures for Venus will ensure that social support subsists because Venus is the 10th Lord from the Moon and otherwise well placed from the Lagna.

Personal life and relations with women have suffered due to the affliction to Venus and the fact that the 7th Lord of marriage and personal relationships, Mercury is joined the 8th Lord from the Lagna. The Upapada Lagna is the Arudha Pada of the 12th House and indicates the manifest facets of the marriage. The Upapada Lagna is in the 4th Bhava from the Lagna and the 6th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna showing something of a mismatch. The 2nd Bhava from the Upapada Lagna is vacant but the lord Mars is the exalted Atmakaraka showing soul level lessons in matters related to the continuance of marriage. It is joined Rahu, showing that rage, fights, violence and diabolical events can terminate the marriage. The planets are also placed in the 12th Bhava from the Navamsha Chakra Lagna.

Another marriage is not foretold as Rahu joins the lord of the 2nd House from the Upapada Lagna. The Darapada/ A7 showing physical relations is joined the Arudha Lagna and forms the auspicious Srimantah Yoga for wealth but is not overly auspicious for personal relations and happiness therefrom as the lord Venus is debilitated and afflicted in a curse in the 10th House. Remedies will improve this situation as well.

Analysing the Daśāmśa/ Dashamsha/ D-10 chart-

The focus of the current life patterns is on the career. The career is specifically studied from the Dashamsha Chakra/ D-10 chart.

The Dashamsha Chakra is quite impressive with the 7th House of independent enterprise being populated by three Grahas: Moon, Jupiter and Ketu. The Atmakaraka Mars is in the Lagna with Rahu and the 10th Lord of the Rashi Chakra, Mercury is excellently placed in the 10th House in Parivartana with the Lagna Lord and the 10th Lord Guru/ Jupiter.

The 6th Bhava is the Dashamsha Chakra relates to service and the 7th Bhava to business and independent enterprise. There is a potent Gajakesari Yoga between the Lagna Lord and the 10th Lord on the one hand and the 5th Lord of the professional future on the other. There will always be fresh openings in work and career. The apprehensions and problems precipitated by transit Saturn are mirrored in the Dashamsha Chakra as well.

Transits in the Varga Chakra or the Divisional charts-
Using the technique of Varga Chakra Gochar, we can see that in the specific context of the work environment, Saturn has been transiting over the 7th House and forming a Sade-Sati in the Dashamsha Chakra as well. It transits over the Lagna Lord and the 10th Lord and also the 5th Lord as well as the 9th Lord Ketu. These are pressured times and just as Saturn provides reprieve when it leaves Libra/ Tula it will relieve the problems in the Dashamsha Chakra as well.

The 10th Lord of the Rashi Chakra is an important planet in the Dashamsha Chakra as it is the Karyesh/ significator and shows what one prefers in the career. A commercial acumen has joined hands with consulting and knowledge to yield the present line of work. Since dual signs aspect each other with Rashi Drishti/ sign aspect, the Moon-Mercury Yoga is also formed again. The Atmakaraka Mangal in the Lagna guarantees professional success and a sound professional future (lord of the 2nd House) in a foreign land (Rahu is the 12th Lord). The 2nd Bhava from the Lagna rules the work future as it is the 5th (future) from the 10th House (apex of the Artha Trikona).

As far as changing the business to another, you will have a free hand, since Venus is also in the 4th House with full Digbal/ directional strength and can turn into a very profitable venture. The presence of so many benefics in Kendras will give you a free hand. A change is also visible in the fact that there is Parivartana (change/ exchange) Yoga between the Lagna Lord Guru and the 7th Lord Mercury. The only caution is that the Saturn transit is to be watched and the venture needs to be commenced at the appropriate time (Tithi Pravesha Chakra and Muhurta Chakra etc ought to be analysed at the time, along with the natal horoscope).

The next Mahadasha of Mars in the Vimshottari Dasha also aspects all the planets in the quadrants with Rashi Drishti since the Lagna is also a dual and mutable Rashi.

In view of all these factors, coming back to India is not really a good idea and appears to be a product of the trials you are facing which are transient in nature. The next Mahadasha of the Atmakaraka Mars will give the results of Rahu, the 12th lord of the Dashamsha Chakra and therefore there does not appear to be reason to shift base here. Mars is also exalted in the 2nd Bhava from the Lagna in the Rashi Chakra and will augment and support finances.

Therefore, once the trials of the transit Saturn abate on November 2, 2014 and it enters Scorpio, the new phase will commence. Till then the potent remedial measures for Shani would help you navigate the legal issues and there is every chance that you would be able to save the business and do most of whatever else you wish to do in work which is evidenced from the strength of the Dashamsha Chakra.

The other remedial measures are to help a newly married couple, and/ or to visit a Lakshmi-Narayana temple on Friday evening at dusk and pray there. Women need to be viewed in their proper perspective and perceived as human beings first.

Remember Guru/ Jupiter always because the harsh energies of the Mars-Rahu Yoga in the 2nd Bhava from the Lagna have Argala/ intervention or influence on the Lagna and the obstruction of Jupiter from the 12th Bhava from the Lagna does not win since there are two Grahas in the 2nd Bhava from the Lagna. Likewise the Argala of Guru to the Arudha Lagna is effectively obstructed by the Venus and Ravi Yoga in the 12th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna. In the result you have sometimes acted on angry impulse and on false premises. With the Atmakaraka remedies, the perspective of Guru will come and yield benefits.

Otherwise, both the current Mahadasha and the upcoming Mahadasha of Mars are quite positive for the wealth as even Mars and Rahu aspect the 11th Bhava of gains, as reckoned from the Arudha Lagna with Rashi Drishti/ sign aspect ensuring that the energies are focussed on gains and fulfilment. With four planets directly impacting the 11th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna, gains, money and income appear to be well-fortified. It is only a question of the Karmic time which is operating at the present time, that, and the other natal ills which have been discussed and their pacification would pave the way for greater success in life in the desired directions.

As for the Tithi Pravesha Chakra/ annual chart, the process of determination of astrological tendencies for any given year is stymied somewhat by the onerous transit of Saturn which tends to overpower the horoscope. In any event, we must cast and analyse the horoscope for the year 2011-2012 as discussed.

The Tithi Pravesha Chakra for any year commences when the angular distance between the Sun and the Moon replicates itself and the Sun is in its natal sign. This constitutes the birth Tithi and a horoscope for this time is cast which is called the Tithi Pravesha Chakra.

It will be noted that the date of commencement is different and falls on either side of the birthday according to the Gregorian calendar from year to year.

There are certain specific rules with which to study the Tithi Pravesha Chakra and the first of these is to see the relative position of the Lagna in the Tithi Pravesha Chakra Rashi Chakra qua the Lagna if the Rashi Chakra in the radix. Since the Lagna in the Rashi Chakra is Dhanu, and the Lagna in the Tithi Pravesha Chakra is Vrishabh/ Taurus a 6-12 relationship is established which is explicable because of the simultaneous Gochar/ transit of Shani for the horoscope indicating tests and trials.

Since the 6th House is a Dusthana/ evil house showing strife in general, you may take it that the year shall involve clearing up the Karmic mess and striving diligently for the purpose because the 6th House shows the element of service as well.

There are two important planets for the Tithi Pravesha Chakra and these are the Vara lord and the Hora lord. The Vara lord is the lord of the Vedic day on which the Tithi Pravesha Chakra commences. The Hora lord rules the hour during which the Tithi Pravesha Chakra commences.

The Vara lord rules the vitality component and the energy required for event fructification. The Vedic day on which the Tithi Pravesha Chakra commenced for the year is Sunday/ Ravivar and the lord thereof is the Sun. The Sun is the 4th Lord for the Tithi Pravesha Chakra and is involved in a major Yoga in the 5th Bhava from the Lagna. The Hora Lord is Mercury and it is exalted, ruling the focus of the mind.

It does appear that despite the adversity of the 6th Bhava from the Lagna rising in the Tithi Pravesha Chakra Rashi Chakra, the Yogas in the 5th Bhava and the other features do indicate a great deal of positive growth. There is a Maharaja Yoga formed by the Yoga of the Lagna Lord Venus with the 5th Lord Mercury and the debilitated Venus gets a strong Neechabhanga as well. The element of conflict and struggle is indicated by the Yoga of Saturn and the Sun in the 5th Bhava. Saturn, though, is the Yogakaraka planet for the Vrishabh Lagna and joined the Lagna Lord and the 5th Lord forms a fantastic Rajayoga.

New beginnings and future growth may reasonably be anticipated with such combinations and the irritability of Ketu in the Lagna is best avoided.

The Moon is very strong in the 4th Bhava with 100% Digbal and there will be a lot of emotional support despite the ongoing struggles. The Moon is also the 3rd lord of initiative.

You ought to be able to make significant advances because the Arudha Lagna for the year is in the 9th House and the massive Rajayoga in the 5th Bhava from the Lagna happens to be in the 9th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna which is a huge blessing. Any Graha in the 9th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna is positive for the image in the societal and financial world of the person and here the Vara Lord, Hora Lord and two other planets are posited. There is a lot to be optimistic about due to these Yogas.

A retrograde and powerful Jupiter as the 8th Lord in the 4th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna brings peace to the heart and helps create perspective at last. It also aspects the Moon in the 4th Bhava from the Lagna with both Graha Drishti and Rashi Drishti exerting a strong influence on the emotions and the mind. This is a good year to benefit from the Mantras.

The 7th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna is blocked by a debilitated malefic, Mars, and the 7th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna is the Dwara or the doorway through which the person emerges into the world and the unblocking is the task of the lord of the 7th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna, which is the Moon. The aspect of Jupiter indicates that emotional perspective and remedial measures will pave the way for breaking the deadlock and this will happen as the Moon is giving Neechabhanga to Mars.

The Navamsha Chakra given above further illustrates the theme of the year recorded above as the Lagna Lord Sun in the Navamsha Chakra which is also the Vara Chakra is in a strong Parivartana with the 8th Lord Guru and shows that deep Karmic transformation is the root pathway for the positive events to transpire.

The Tithi Ashtottari Dasha works well with the Tithi Pravesha Chakra. Though the year commences with the Mahadasha of Guru, it is a short residual period and the main results will come when the Mahadasha comes back to conclude the year. However, the results are recorded here.

Guru as stated is the Naisargika Karaka/ Natural Significator for eternal knowledge and your coming to Jyotish understanding is an important step to remould your life after the trials precipitated by Shani. The year will symbolically take off with Mantra and remedial measures easing the path though it is after the year has gone by that the true impact of the remedies and the dealing with situations in a manner imbued with perspective will come.

When the year concludes, the Jupiter Mahadasha which returns will also bring fresh work and beginnings as the exchange with the Sun has to come into play and the various Rajayogas in the 5th House also have to show their results.

Guru is excellently placed in the Lagna as the 4th and 7th Lord and the findings are thus refurbished from the Dashamsha Chakra as well. It can certainly bring in new work and openings. It is also the dispositor of the Shani-Chandra Yoga in the 4th House which can make the person understand the heart of potential consumers and clients and you would do well this year to focus in this aspect as well.

Rahu Mahadasha is next and this is effectively the first Mahadasha of the year. It is the co-lord of the 10th Bhava in the Rashi Chakra for the Tithi Pravesha Chakra and placed in the 11th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna. This would be a fruitful beginning to the year and money matters will show an improvement. You may feel locked in though, and caught up in the battle as the dispositor Mars is in the 7th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna in debility. One might take proper care of one’s conduct in all areas of life and the temptation to take the easy way out of any situation must be carefully avoided as both Mars and Rahu aspect the Arudha Lagna and may cause problems in the way one is perceived.

If this is avoided then the Rashi Drishti of Moon can quell the danger and permit one to fight on without too much adverse publicity. Rahu is also well placed in the Dashamsha Chakra in the 7th Bhava and indicates continuing with the work.

The Venus Mahadasha is likely to be good as it would give the results of the Rajayoga in the 5th Bhava from the Lagna and the 9th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna. You should focus on this Mahadasha to take the major steps to correct and address the problems facing you at this time. Even in the Dashamsha Chakra the planet is in the 3rd Bhava of initiative and new ventures as the 2nd and 9th lord of the working future for the year.

The Sun Mahadasha continues the positives of Venus as it is joined Venus in the 5th Bhava of the Rashi Chakra and is placed in the 11th Bhava of the Dashamsha Chakra showing gains and overall improvement.

The Moon Mahadasha would be an ideal time to arrange funding and perhaps arrange for requisite monies by way of borrowings and loans as the planet is in the 8th Bhava from the Arudha Lagna as the lord of the 7th Bhava therefrom and has the power to allow you to emerge in the social and financial sense. The Moon will show you exactly how to go about these things during the Mahadasha as there is Shani-Chandra Yoga which will come into operation during the Mahadasha and would enable you to tap into what is required to be done.

Mars Dasha can bring in changes in work as it is the 3rd and 8th Lord in the Dashamsha Chakra and since the blockage to the Arudha Lagna would most likely be removed in the Moon Mahadasha it is advisable that actions be thought out and measured so that lapsing into prior issues is prevented.

Mars is also placed in the 10th House in the Dashamsha Chakra with the Lagna Lord Mercury and again does not indicate any problematic times in the career.

Mercury and Saturn Mahadashas form excellent Rajayogas in the 5th Bhava from the Lagna and by this time assuming that the remedial measures would have been diligently performed and the Sade-Sati would have abated, things may have come to an even keel. Mercury, as stated, is in the 10th Bhava in the Dashamsha Chakra and Saturn is a part of the Shani-Chandra Yoga which is a Rajayoga if it occurs in the 4th, 10th and 11th Bhavas from the Lagna. The results of the Jupiter Mahadasha as stated above would be felt in their proper force during the culminating period of the Tithi Pravesha Chakra.

With this I trust I have looked at some of the most important facets of the horoscope employing various techniques. The work is to be read several times in order to grasp its complete import and has been written in a particular manner considering the nature of the horoscope even though the work has tended to become very detailed.

Best wishes,

Anurag Sharma.





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