Thursday, April 17, 2014

Vedic Astrology Life Reading- An Elaborate and Close Look at your Life

Note: The Life Reading is a paper usually requested by first-time consulters so as to derive an exhaustive understanding of their horoscopes, including the divisional charts. The purpose is to evaluate things so as to advise consulters specifically about their lives and not just some general implications of combinations that are stated in standard texts. Work here it informed by the quality of realism and with the aim of providing solutions that fit. The technicalities in this paper and in all the other papers on this website are but means to arrive at propositions and avenues of action which put the consulter on the best path in any area of life for him.

This specific paper uses the conspicious features of the Paṅchāṅga (Panchanga), something which is usually ignored in predictive Vedic astrology, and also uses the Samaya Bala of Grahas to show the role of the Horā (Hora) lord, Māsa (Masa) lord, Varṣa (Varsha) lord and the Vāra (Vara) lord.

Diacritical marks are used everywhere to preserve the orginality of the Saṅskṛt Jyotiṣa (Sanskrit Jyotisha) terminology and its pronunciation. The effects of the Agrakāraka (Agrakaraka), Aṅtyakāraka (Antyakaraka) and Lopa/ Charakāraka (Charakaraka) replacement as taught in the classic Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra (Brihat Parashar Hora Shastra) are also explained to show the effects on the personality and the career.

The Ārūḍha (Arudha) Padas are surveyed to evaluate the charts. The phenomenon of Śāpa (Shapa) and Upāya (Upaya) including the recitation of specific Anuvākas (Anuvakas) are also stated in the Analysis.

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|Nama Śivāya| (|Namah Shivaya|)

Dear Śrī (Shri)...,


You had intimated certain birth data to me and I had entered into birth time rectification so as to more properly match the sequence of events intimated to me. The time of birth was then rectified based on the feedback and the Lagna rising in the Varga Chakra, as discussed with you. The Lagna rising in the Rāśi Chakra (Rashi Chakra) is Mīna (Meena)/Pisces as you had initially stated and this remains unchanged. The Lagna Lord/ Lagneśa (Lagnesha) is placed in the Vikrama Bhāva/3rd Bhāva (Bhava) from the Lagna and is also Vakra/retrograde. Now, the 3rd Bhava from the Lagna is the Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna (Marana Karaka Sthana or MKS abbreviated) for Gurū (Guru)/Jupiter, the lord of the Lagna. The Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna (Marana Karaka Sthana or MKS abbreviated) placement of the Graha indicates a position of discomfiture to it where it feels suffocated and distressed. However, there is a flip side to this as well. From the 3rd Bhāva (Bhava) from the Lagna, Gurū (Guru) has Graha Driṣṭi (Drishti) on the Bhāgya Sthāna (Bhagya Sthana) from the Lagna or the 9th House. The Graha Driṣṭi (Drishti) of Gurū (Guru) to the Bhāgya Sthāna (Bhagya Sthana) is a great blessing because it will bring Bhāgya (Bhagya)/luck to the life of the native. However, the intelligence may lead into a direction which is not conducive to growth due to the Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna ((Marana Karaka Sthana) placement from the Lagna. A Graha in retrogression/ Vakra Gati has Cheṣṭā (Cheshta) Bala or the ability to strive very hard to accomplish its objective. Therefore any setbacks do not make you sit back and give up but make you strive three times harder to get things right and to achieve success.

(Note-While there is no standard beginning or standard format for a consulting paper/ analysis readers will note that a natural beginning has been made by addressing the Lagna Bhāva (Bhava) in this paper, since this is the first house of the chart, and it is only fitting that the analysis commence from a study of the Lagna and the Lagneśa (Lagnesh). Immediately several consequences flowing from this initial glance at the Rāśi Cakra (Rashi Chakra) are forthcoming-this is also indicative of the depth and scope to which the work transcends.)


At this stage we should also understand the concept of the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Padas, which are the tangible manifestations of the matters judged from the various Bhavas reckoned from the Lagna. In other words, the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Padas indicate that which is visible in life and that which precipitates itself. For this reason the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Padas are very important as they indicate manifest realities of life. The Ārūḍha (Arudha) Pada of the Lagna Bhava is called the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna. The Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna in your chart it in the Paṅcham Bhāva (Pancham Bhava) /5th House from the Lagna in Karka Rāśi (Rashi). Karka Rāśi (Rashi) is occupied by two Grahas being Śukra (Shukra) and Maṅgala (Mangal)/ Mars and Venus. The combination of Śukra (Shukra) and Maṅgala (Mangal) makes for a passionate nature especially because they are in a Jala Tattwa Raśi (Rashi), Cancer. Attraction to women and luxuries would be tremendous because Śukra (Shukra) in a Jala Tattwa Rāśi (Rashi) triggers the emotions and suffuses the heart with feeling. Maṅgala (Mangal) in turn keeps triggering Śukra (Shukra) all the time and therefore it may be hard for you to keep away from the allure of beautiful women.

However, in the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna, the Grahas indicate an impulsive person who is willing to take risks. Maṅgala (Mangal) is Nīcha (Neecha) in Karka Rāśi (Rashi) and therefore there may be some issues relating to temper and rashness and making mistakes because things have been done in a hurry. Chaṅdra (Chandra)/ the Moon gives Nīchabhaṅga (Neechabhanga) to Maṅgala (Mangal) since it is in the 4th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Lagna and so social support in some form or the other shall counter the evil of debilitation of Mars. Karka Rāśi (Rashi) is a very sociable sign and so social participation and being familiar with the pulse of the situation is your strong point. Another thing is while Gurū (Guru) may be Vakrī (Vakri) in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna (Marana Karaka Sthana) and may make you try three times for everything before you succeed, it also happens to be in the 11th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna. The 11th Bhāva from the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna indicates the gains of the person and through which avenues the gains would come. It is clear that gains are most likely to come by interacting with the think-tanks of collaborators and people who make policy and take broad-based decisions. Both Śukra (Shukra) and Gurū (Guru) are Brāhmin (Brahmin) Grahas are therefore being placed in beneficial signs Karka and Vṛṣabha (Vrishabh)/ Taurus, manufacturing is not really shown from the Rāśi (Rashi) Chakra. Of course, we will examine this facet in some detail later in this paper but the presence of Guru in the Lābha Sthāna (Labha Sthana)/11th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna and the Rāśi Dṛṣti (Rashi Drishti) of Śukra (Shukra) to the Lābha Sthāna (Labha Sthana) from the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna ensure that trading is the better option when viewed from the broad level of physical existence indicated by the Rāśi (Rashi) Chakra. For manufacturing, one needs the influence of the malefic Śani (Shani) and Rāhu (Rahu) on the 11th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna or on the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna itself.


We must also view the horoscope from the viewpoint of the Charakāraka (Charakaraka) which are the temporal significators and indicate soul-level realities. The Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) is the Graha farthest advanced by degrees in the horoscope irrespective of signs and has been stated by Pārāśara (Parashara) in the Bṛhaṭ Pārāśara Horā Śāstra (Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra) to be akin to the king of the horoscope. Whatever is indicated by the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) shall come to pass in life. The Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) in your Kuṅdalī (Kundali) is Budh/Mercury being the Graha farthest advanced by degrees in the horoscope. Therefore communications and such significations of Budh such as maternal cousins would have played an important part in life. This role played by the Kārakattwa (Karakattwa) of Budh in your life could not have been easy or always pleasant since Budh is placed in the Ṣaṣthaṃ Bhāva (Shashtama Bhava) / 6th House from the Lagna. The 6th Bhāva from the Lagna is a Duḥsthāna (Dusthana) / evil house and indicates struggle, strife and combating general nuisances in life. The Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) indicates the soul of the person and with the placement in the 6th Bhāva it indicates a difficult adolescence.


There is something quite interesting happening with the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) in your chart which is referred to as the Charakāraka (Charakaraka) replacement. This happens when two or more Grahas are at the same degrees in the horoscope. Budh is at 28◦ 44’ while Śukra (Shukra) is at 28◦ 28’ in the horoscope and though the two Grahas are at identical degrees of arc traversed the difference in longitude is only in the minutes of arc traversed. Śukra (Shukra) has lower minutes than Budh and will eventually replace the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) Budh. Śukra (Shukra) is the Amātyakāraka (Amatyakaraka) for the horoscope and originally indicated work and career. With marriage, the entry of women into life and youth, Śukra (Shukra) would have replaced Budh as the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka). The planet with the higher degrees of arc traversed has been referred to as the Agrakāraka (Agrakaraka) and the planet with the lower degrees has been referred to as the Antyakāraka (Antyakaraka) by Pārāśara (Parashara) in the Bṛhaṭ Pārāśara Horā Śāstra (Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra). This is a fortunate event for you and success would have come in sudden bursts as the new Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) Śukra (Shukra) is placed in the Paṅchaṃ Bhāva (Panchama Bhava) which is a house of luck, fame, skill, understanding and awareness. Furthermore, the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) comes to the Ārūḍha Lagna (Arudha Lagna) and shines brightly.


Śukra (Shukra) though is the 3rd and 8th Lord of the Rāśi Chakra (Rashi Chakra) and will bring sudden events both in the context of women and success. The 8th House is associated with sudden results. The placement of the auspicious Śukra (Shukra) in the 5th Bhava from the Lagna in a Jala Tattwa Raśi (Rashi) is also conducive to wealth and gains. Though the struggles with communication and also trading because Budh is the Naisargika Kāraka (Karaka) for trading will continue, Budh comes to the 2nd Bhāva (Bhava) from the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna and will really expand the status and standing in the society. The 2nd Bhava from the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna is Sāttwic in nature and sustains the image and wealth in the social realm. The Graha of commerce and trading in the 2nd Bhava from the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna is extremely good for material matters and also because Budh does not function as the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) anymore for practical purposes, its primary role as cleanser of the soul by purging it through suffering is also kept in abeyance. In other words the Charakāraka (Charakaraka) replacement of the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) has worked well for you and life took an entirely new shape. Budh has become Lopa/ has disappeared. The place of Śukra in the scheme of the Charakāraka (Charakaraka) is taken by Gurū (Guru) who is the Naisargika Amātyakāraka (Amatyakaraka) and works at the career level in all horoscopes. So, Gurū (Guru) becomes the Amātyakāraka (Amatyakaraka) instead of Śukra (Shukra) who has become the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka). Earlier somehow, during adolescence there was a lot of wastage of energy, resources and opportunities and the actions were such so as to negate one’s own self due to the fact that the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna and Śukra-Maṅgala (Shukra-Mangal) Yoga were both in the Dwādaśa Bhāva (Dwadasha Bhava) /12th House from the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) Budh. This led to dissipation and rejection of relationships, visible personality and good things. With the tables turning, also due to the Parivartana Yoga between Budh and Ravi/the Sun in the Rāśi (Rashi) there is a strong linkage between the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) and marriage. Ravi is placed in the 7th Bhāva from the Lagna and this is the Bhava of marriage. This is Kanyā Rāśi (Rashi) and therefore this is the place where Budh is exalted. Parivartana indicates that something changes and then Budh becomes Uchcha/exalted in Kanyā Rāśi (Kanya Rashi) due to the Parivartana Yoga. With this ‘change’ comes the blessings of the career in trading, deal making and trade match-making, all major indications of the Budh Graha. Due to the Parivartana Yoga, Ravi will actually give its effects as if it were strongly placed in its own sign Siṃha (Simha) /Leo in the 2nd Bhāva (Bhava) from the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna and indicates lineage and association with the royalty since Ravi is the King of the cosmic cabinet and indicates the king.

The strategy has to be that you have to use the history of royal connection to support the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna and Budh in the 3rd Bhava from the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna in exaltation can indicate social connection and initiative, which is exactly how things would have been after they ‘changed’. Guru as the Amātyakāraka (Amatyakaraka) is well-placed in the 11th Bhava both from the functional Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) and the Ārūḍha (Arudha)Lagna, and shows that work efforts will definitely yield gains. The problem at this time is that Śani (Shani) is in the 8th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Lagna in Gochar/ transit in Tulā Rāśi. This forms Kaṅtaka Śani (Kantaka Shani) as it aspects the 10th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Lagna, the Karma Sthāna (Sthana), with Graha Driṣṭi (Drishti) /planetary aspect. Kaṅtaka Śani (Kantaka Shani) slows down the matters of the 10th Bhāva (Bhava) and the person feels stalled at work. This will abate when Shani leaves the Tulā Rāśi (Tula Rashi) and does not aspect the Daśaṃ Bhāva (Dasham Bhava) anymore. The best remedy for the Kaṅtaka Śani (Kantaka Shani) is to recite the 3rd Anuvāka (Anuvaka) of the Śrī Rudra Chamakaṃ (Shri Rudra Chamakam) which is a prayer to Rudra. The 3rd Anuvāka ought to be recited 11 times daily after starting it on any Śanivāra (Shanivar). One should face East and recite is after bathing in the morning. True PDF copy of the Śrī Rudra Chamakaṃ is annexed herewith and marked accordingly for the purposes of the performance of the remedial measures. Some other conspicuous features of the Rāśi (Rashi) Chakra are that there is Sarpa Yoga formed by the placement of three malefic planets in the Kendra Bhāva from the Lagna, Rāhu (Rahu), Ketu and Ravi. Sarpa Yoga is different from the Kāla (Kala) Sarpa Yoga and indicates very deep-seated desires in the personality. This Yoga is being broken by the placement of Chaṅdra (Chandra) in the 4th Bhāva from the Lagna. Social interaction and mental control will be essential and since Chaṅdra (Chandra) is the Paṅchamesha (Panchamesha) of the chart/ the 5th lord the Maṅtra (Mantra) will work and the Doṣa (Dosha) can be remedied. The Mantra is: ‘Om Klīṃ Āstika Munirājaṃ Namo Namaḥ’ (Om Kleem Aastika Munirajam Namo Namah). This is the Dattātreya (Datattreya) Mantra and will rid life of the poison of the serpent of blind and overwhelming desires and given them shape and direction. It should be done 108 times daily starting on Budhvār since Chaṅdra is placed in Mithuna Rāśi (Mithun Rashi).

Chaṅdra (Chandra) is quite a crucial planet because it is also the Vāra (Vara) lord, the birth having occurred on the Vedic weekday of Somavāra. To gauge the Samaya Bala of the Grahas, the Vāra (Vara) lord is stationed in the Daśaṃ Bhāva (Dasham Bhava). Chaṅdra (Chandra) in your chart has 100% Digbala in the 4th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Lagna but it is afflicted by Rāhu (Rahu), the great malefic. Rāhu (Rahu) is also opposed to Chaṅdra (Chandra) and causes delusion and issues with the mind. Furthermore, examining the Paṅchāṅga (Panchanga) at birth, we find that Jaṇma has occurred on Kṛṣṇa Pakṣa Aṣtamī (Krishna Paksha Ashtami) Tithi. You should worship Durgā (Durga) to overcome this problem of mental anxiety and exhilaration by turns. Also, earlier with the Charakāraka (Charakaraka) replacement, Śani (Shani) was in the Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna (Marana Karaka Sthana) of the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) Budh in the 7th Bhava therefrom and being the Gñatikāraka (GK) the enemies were suffering.

However, with greater success, the adversaries have started playing hidden games since Vakrī Śani (Vakri Shani) is now in the 8th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Ārūḍha Lagna (Arudha Lagna) and the functional Ātmakāraka Śukra (Atmakaraka Shukra). Secret enemies have emerged and their efforts are also tripled due to the retrogression of Śani (Shani). The Horā (Hora) lord at birth, the Graha ruling the hour at birth is Ravi showing that the royal connection dominated but the Parivartana with Budh shows that there is a soul level desire to connect with people for the purposes of commercial gains and advantages and so Budh overtakes the history as the ruler of the mind at birth.


The Navāmśa (Navamsha) Chakra/D-9 chart is reproduced below for ready reference: (Chart omitted to preserve privacy of birth data) The Parivartana between Ravi and Budh in the Rāśi (Rashi) Chakra is not so good for the marriage and there can be fissures due to the fact that the 6th Bhava is also 12th from the 7th and indicates dissipation in the marriage due to attraction for others. This is also borne out from the fact that in the Rāśi Chakra, the Dārāpada (Darapada)/ A7 is also joined the Śukra-Maṅgala (Shukra-Mangal) Yoga in the Ārūḍha (Arudha) Lagna and the Dārāpada (Darapada) indicates personal relationships. Here in the Navāmśa (Navamsha) Chakra, Rāhu and Śani (Rahu and Shani) are the co-lords of the 7th Bhava from the Lagna and are placed together in Śrāddha Yoga (Shraddha Yoga) in the 4th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Navāmśa Lagna (Navamsha Lagna). There will be a deep element of something sad or missing or not capable of being understood in the marriage due to this Yoga. Further using the Rāśi Tulya Navāmśa (Rashi Tulya Navamsha) technique, the Grahas are in Vṛṣchika Rāśi (Vrishchika Rashi) in the Navāmśa Chakra (Navamsha Chakra), which transposes back to the 9th Bhāva (Bhava) in the Rāśi (Rashi) Chakra and can impede a proper appreciation of religious truths and Bhāgya (Bhagya) itself. Now, when we look back to the Rāśi (Rashi) Chakra, we find that the Upapada Lagna indicating the spouse and marriage is in Tulā Rāśi (Tula Rashi) where Śani (Shani) is transiting at this time. In any case this is the Raṅdhra Bhāva (Randhra Bhava)/Aṣtama Bhāva (Ashtama Bhava) and the marriage happened only because Tulā (Tula) is a beneficial sign and is aspected by Gurū (Guru) and Budh with Rāśi Dṛṣti (Rashi Drishti) /sign aspect. The 2nd Bhāva (Bhava) from the Upapada Lagna governs the longevity of the alliance and Nīcha Maṅgala (Neecha Mangala) aspects the 2nd Bhava from the Upapada Lagna with Rāśi Dṛṣti (Rashi Drishti)/ sign aspect. A fight or disagreement over casual conduct outside the home can become a reason for serious stress in the marriage apart from causing sadness and shock to the wife. So you should be cautious to avoid such an outcome. You are a good provider in the marriage and at home because the Lagna Lord Ravi is exalted in the 9th House in the Navāmśa (Navamsha) Chakra. Also, Gurū (Guru) is debilitated/Nīcha (Neecha)in the Navāmśa Chakra (Navamsha Chakra) in the 6th Bhāva (Bhava), though with Chaṅdra (Chandra) forming the Gajakesarī (Gajakesari) Yoga. Due to this position it is recommended that you wear the yellow sapphire/Puśyarāga/Pukhrāja (Pushyaraga/ Pukhraja) in the ring/3rd finger of your right hand, set in gold for the intelligence to work well and for Bhāgya (Bhagya) to come. Gurū (Guru) is also the Amātyakāraka (Amatyakaraka) now and such a Ratna will also promote work and gains. Apart from the Kaṅtaka Śani (Kantaka Shani), the problem is that the Daśama Bhāva (Dasham Bhava) is now in the 6th Bhava from the functional Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) Śukra (Shukra) and the 6th House is the Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna (Marana Karaka Sthana) for Śukra (Shukra) which it hates. So suddenly the new soul-significator does not like the work area. Ketu is also placed in the 10th house which is a good placement since Ketu wants the flag to always fly high in work.


This problem has to be viewed in the context of the affliction to Śukra (Shukra) which is conjoined a Nīcha malefic Maṅgala and is aspected by Rāhu with Graha Driṣṭi/ planetary aspect from the 4th Bhāva from the Lagna. Whenever two or more Pāpa Grahas (Papa Grahas) either aspect or conjoin a Saumya Graha, a Śāpa/ curse results. In this case since Śukra (Shukra) is the planet cursing, it is the Kalatra Śāpa (Kalatra Shapa). The spouse has cursed from the immediately preceding incarnation and you shall face the anger, shock and deceit in this lifetime and since Śukra (Shukra) is now the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) for the horoscope, also being the 8th Lord of Nija Doṣa (Dosha) the problems can definitely come to you. It can happen in the realm of the Self, and chronic illness and also in the form of trouble to the thinking and children since it happens in the 5th Bhava. Maṅgala (Mangal), being Nīcha (Neecha) is more malefic and indicates the main source of trouble which comes from the 4th House since it has two Grahas. Lack of peace and instability at home such as having to move frequently are some of the fallouts of these combinations. Fortunately since Śukra (Shukra) is in the Paṅchaṃa Bhāva (Panchama Bhava), which is a Trikoṇa (Trikona)/ trinal house from the Lagna, it shows that the act which was done in the past life which invited the curse from the spouse was not done with a bad intention and so Maṅtra (Mantra) and other practices related to the Paṅchaṃa Bhāva (Panchama Bhava) will relieve this issue. This facet will come in the way of establishing oneself to the desired level in society and having the requisite financial worth and the problem that you have faced of someone basically halting your progress can also be attributed to this combination. When the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) is involved in the Śāpa (Shapa) then the remedy is centred around this Graha and the Jyotirliṅga Maṅtra of Śiva (Jyotirlinga Mantra of Shiva) is advised. There are Dwādaśa Jyotirliṅga (Dwadasha Jyotirlinga) in India and each corresponds to one of the twelve Rāsi (rashi). The Mantra is chosen to exalt the Ātmakāraka (Atmakaraka) and this is already destined to you as Śukra (Shukra) is exalted in the Navāmśa Chakra (Navamsha Chakra) and the blessings and grace of Īśvara (Ishvara) will lead to an exaltation of the self since the Navāmśa Chakra (Navamsha Chakra) shows the grace of God. Further Śukra (Shukra) being in Mīna Rāśi (Meena Rashi) in the Navāmśa (Navamsha) Chakra, transposes to the Lagna Bhāva in the Rāśi (Rashi) and so the effects will be directly felt on the Self and the circumstances. The Mantra is: ‘Oṃ Namaḥ Śivāya Namo Tṛyaṃbakeśvarāya’ This should be chanted 108 times daily starting from Somavāra/ Monday since Śukra is placed in Karka Rāśi ruled by Chaṅdra.


Viṃśottarī Daśā (Vimshottari Dasha) is considered to be universally applicable in the Kaliyuga. The Mahādaśā (Mahadasha) sequence in the Viṃśottarī Daśā (Vimshottari Dasha) scheme for your Bha Chakra is given below: So, you can see that just as Śani Daśā started, you moved abroad. Śani (Shani) is the 12th lord of the chart and is placed in the 12th Bhāva itself. It is also Vakrī and would have exerted a strong pull on you to move abroad during its Mahādaśā (Mahadasha). The 12th Bhāva (Bhava) is associated with foreign lands and foreign residence and if the Rāśi is movable/Chara, then immigration is also possible but here Kuṃbha is a Sthira Rāśi (Rashi) in the 12th Bhava. In the Navāmśa Chakra (Navamsha Chakra) also Śani (Shani) is in the 4th Bhāva of home and as a malefic it afflicts the residence.


In the Chaturthāṃśa Chakra (Chaturthamsha)/ D-4 chart relating to properties and residences, Śani (Shani) is again placed in the Dwādaśa Bhāva (Dwadasha Bhava)indicating foreign stay and further exalted Rāhu is placed in the 4th Bhava which is the Kāraka Bhāva (Karaka Bhava) in this Varga Chakra since the 4th Bhāva relates to home and properties. Rāhu (Rahu) will always keep you on the move. The upcoming Budh Mahādaśā (Mahadasha) is that of the 7th Bādhaka (Badhaka) lord in Parivartana Yoga with the 6th Lord Ravi and so foreign travel will continue and you may change your country of residence because Budh rules change as well. A move is certain because even in the Chaturthāṃśa (Chaturthamsha) Chakra, Budh is joined Gurū (Guru) in the Vikrama Bhāva (Bhava)/ 3rd House and Gurū (Guru) is again the Lagneśa (Lagnesha) in this Varga Chakra. The Lagneśa (Lagnesha) shows the country of birth and Budh joined Gurū (Guru) does open up the possibility of coming back to India. Even if you do, short travels will continue because the 3rd Bhāva from the Lagna indicates that. The exaltation of Ravi in the Navāmśa Chakra shows that you should always have your family history close to you and the lineage will always support your image in the world. Let us look at this upcoming Budh Mahādaśā (Mahadasha) more closely. We know that due to the Parivartana with Ravi, the effects of exaltation of Budh would be felt. An exchange with Ravi is important because Ravi represents all the resources of the world, all its wealth in its role as the Āditya (Aditya), defining the Rāśi (Rashi) due to its 30 degrees motion and forming a solar month. Originally, Budh is in the 12th Bhāva from Ravi and this indicates a situation where the world (Ravi) will be giving to you (12th) and this Daśā (Dasha) will prove auspicious in that sense. Since Budh is in Dhanu Aṃśa (Amsha) it transposes back to the Daśaṃ Bhāva (Dasham Bhava) from the Lagna and the Budh Daśā (Dasha) will work in the realm of Karma and work seen from the 10th House from the Lagna. Let us now look at the Daśāṃśa (Dashamsha) Chakra/ D-10 chart which relates to the career and the profession. The Daśāmśa (Dashamsha) Chakra is reproduced below for ready reference and understanding: (Chart omitted to preserve privacy of birth data) The first thing to note is that the Kāryeśa Gurū (Karyesha Guru) being the Karmeśa (Karmesha) of the Rāśi (Rashi) Chakra is placed in the 2nd Bhava in debility with Ketu. According to Maharṣi Jaiminī (Maharshi Jaimini), both exalted and debilitated planets in the Daśāmśa (Dashamsha) Chakra give very good results. The Nīcha (Neecha) placement of Gurū (Guru) shows that the people who will fuel the work are in dire straits, having lost their empires, as you said. Since the Graha is Vakrī (Vakri) it aspires to its sign of exaltation, Karka. Maṅgala (Mangal) is again Nīcha (Neecha) in the 8th Bhāva (Bhava) with Rāhu (Rahu) and since Rāhu (Rahu) is the co-lord of the 3rd Bhāva (Bhava) from the Lagna it will constantly give impetus for new works and assignments.

The Artha Trikoṇa (Trikona) in the Daśāmśa (Dashamsha) Chakra is very important since it defines the work situation and its finer aspects. The 6th Bhāva (Bhava) from the Lagna is a part of the Artha Trikoṇa (Trikona) and Budh, the Naisargika Kāraka for trading and deal-making is placed there. The 6th Bhāva (Bhava) relates to the daily work done and so this line of work is ideally suited and you need not change to manufacturing. Budh Mahadasha will definitely give more focus in the results. Ravi and Chaṅdra are placed in the Karma Sthāna (Sthana) and indicate fame and sudden events in work due to the fact that Chaṅdra is the 8th Lord of the chart. Śukra (Shukra) in the Lagna indicates working with companies. The thoughts about switching over to manufacturing in the future have arisen due to the following factors. Gurū and Śani (Guru and Shani) are in Parivartana in the Daśāmśa (Dashamsha) Chakra and so Śani (Shani) acts as if placed in the Dhana Bhāva from the Lagna. This 2nd house is the 5th Bhāva of the future when counted from the apex of the Artha Trikoṇa (Trikona), the Daśaṃa Bhāva (Dashama Bhava). The 5th House from any house is its future and so Śani (Shani) in its Mahādaśā (Mahadasha) has made you feel as if industry is a better option. However, the true colours of life in the trading sector will come in the upcoming Budh Mahadasha. So, you need not change the area of work. Regarding the children, the details are known from the Putra Bhāva/ the 5th Bhāva from the Lagna. The Śāpa (Shapa) is here in the Rāśi (Rashi) and so with the remedial measures this area of life shall also see a lot of improvement. The specifics of the children are judged from the Saptāmśa (Saptamsha) Chakra/ D-7 chart. The Saptāmśa (Saptamsha) Chakra/ D-7 chart is extracted below for your reference: (Chart omitted to preserve privacy of birth data) Since an odd Rāśi rises in the Lagna of this Varga Chakra, the counting for individual children shall be in the regular direction and the Panchaṃ Bhāva (Pancham Bhava) will show the first born child. The Panchaṃ Bhāva (Pancham Bhava) has Budh placed in it and the lord Śani (Shani) is placed in the 6th Bhava from the Lagna indicating the possibility of some health issues for the first born. Śani (Shani) indicates a daughter and in Mīna (Meena) Lagna this is a Rājayoga (Rajayoga). She will rise to the highest levels in her chosen line of work and since Śani (Shani) is the anti-thesis of Ravi, this Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna (Marana Karaka Sthana) placement of the Graha in the Lagna is not conducive to good health. The Lagneśa Gurū (Lagnesha Guru) is in the Navaṃ Bhāva from the Lagna and this shows a very fortunate and intelligent child. Though you feel your Ātma (Atma) is connected to this child, she will be very independent and focussed on the Self. She will speak her mind and be sharp in speech and logical due to Maṅgala in the 2nd Bhāva from her Lagna. The next child is judged from the 3rd Bhāva/Sahaja Bhāva from the 5th House from the Lagna as this is the house of siblings. Maṅgala in Meṣa Rāśi (Mesha Rashi) shows a boy since Maṅgala (Mangala) is a male planet. He will be a natural leader of men and full of drive and initiative. Any effort to control him is useless. He is very independent and free-spirited and will want to command his own life. He will have all luxuries of life since Śukra (Shukra) has Digbala from the Lagna in a Jala Tattwa Rāśi (Rashi) in the 4th Bhava. His work may involve foreign travel as the 10th lord Śani is in the 12th Bhāva from the Lagna. He will be deeply attached to the spouse who will be found in a foreign land during a work travel since Śani (Shani) is the 7th Lord from Śukra and is responsible for bringing the spouse. With this I trust I have examined some of the most crucial aspects of this Kuṇdalī and with the performance of the remedial measures it is expected that the horoscope will reveal its true potential in the Budh Mahādaśā (Mahadasha).

Best wishes,

Anurag Sharma
New Delhi, India.

A continuing paper based on the transits of the planets and especially that of Cañdra may be read at- Daily vedic astrology/ Jyotiśa predictions based on transits/ Gochara.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Supreme Court of India Judgment on Transgender Rights and Its Correlation with Vedic Astrology Transits in April, 2014

The Supreme Court of India Judgment recognizing transgender people as the third sex and granting them rights comes at an interesting astrological time when transit Mercury/ Budha is debilitated/ Neecha/ Nīca in Pisces/ Meena Rashi/ Mīna Rāśi.

This is an instance of the direct impact of the Vedic astrological entities (planets,  signs etc. ) on our contemporary lives.

It is well known in Vedic Astrology that Mercury and Saturn/ Shani/ Śani are sexless/ eunuch Grahas/ planets. Anything to do with transgender people must therefore first reflect in these two planets.

Mercury is debilitated in Pisces these days indicating the prominence of some of its significations which find themselves in debility or dire circumstances. The case made out for the transgender people was founded on the discrimination they face which leads to their lives being mired in poverty and hardship (debility).

Judgments are to be found in Libra/ Tulā Rāśi/ Tula Rashi which is depicted by the balance and where Saturn is currently exalted. Hence we have the debilitated transgender people being lifted (exalted) by Judgment of the Supreme Court. Saturn is the old transgender/ eunuch planet and is happiest when the black robes of the judiciary save it. Rāhu/ Rahu joined shows the pressure group created to bring about an awareness of these issues and present them in a partisan way to secure an authoritative pronouncement which would improve the situation.

The transit chart showing the planetary positions is given below-


The Moon shows fructification and manifestation and joined Saturn and Rahu ensured that the issue would attain finality at this time.

I also find that Mercury itself should indicate a change in circumstances because after all the transgender people are no longer debilitated but celebrating the victory and feeling quite exalted. This can be appreciated through the concept of cancellation of debility or Nīcabhaṅga/ Neechabhanga.

If we see the transits from the Lagna/ Ascendants ruled by Mercury, viz. Gemini and Virgo, then we find that Budha/ Mercury is in a Kendra/ Keṅdra/ quadrant from the Lagna striving to improve its lot. However, the elevation is brought about by law, the significator for which is Jupiter/ Gurū/ Guru placed in Gemini/ Mithuna Rāśi/ Rashi ruled by Mercury. In a quadrant from both Mercury owned Lagnas it is Jupiter which has granted cancellation of debility of the transgender people though operation of the law.

The impact on your life of the Jupiter transit to Cancer in 2014 can be read here.

The impact on your life of the Rahu-Ketu transit to Virgo-Pisces axis in 2014 can be read here.

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