The sign that rises on the Eastern horizon is the Ascendant Lagna in Sanskrit , this is the 1st house.
The 2nd house will be the next sign that follows in the zodiac continuing through all 12 signs Theyre are 12 houses in a chart. This sign is crucial because it sets up the entire framework of your life, what areas of life your planets will be in. Once the houses are set the planets are placed in these houses according to the exact degrees within each of the signs they were at the time of birth. Graha means "to grasp", which implies the planets take hold of us, or possess us. Each plant has specific meanings and certain energy. They rule over different parts of our lives, things, and people.
The signs the planets are in will flavor the way it expresses itself. Aside from the sign a planet is in each planet rules a sign. Each of the 5 planets will rule 2 signs. The Sun and Moon lights each rule 1 sign. The outer planets were not discovered when the Vedic texts were written therefore do not have rulership over any signs. Rahu and Ketu are not actually planets, but rather the points on the ecliptic that the Moon crosses in its passage ascending the ecliptic Rahu and descending the ecliptic Ketu.
They do not have rulership either. The nodes of the Moon are considered malefic due to their ability to cause eclipses. The benefic good planets are Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, and Moon. The planets will all be in signs and houses in your chart. Because each planet rules a sign, then the houses, according to the sign the house is in, will be ruled by the planet that rules that sign. For example: If the 1st House is Aries, then because Mars is the planet that rules Aries the ruler of the 1st house will be Mars.
Then where ever Mars is placed in the chart meaning the house Mars is in will greatly influence the house it rules. The planets in the houses are like the tenets of that house, and the ruler of the house is like the landlord. Of the planets, you will have the same planet rule over 2 different houses, except the Sun and the Moon because they rule only one sign. Each planet rules 2 signs. These rulerships must be memorized. The ascendant ruler is the most important ruler in the chart. Whatever house it resides in will be of utmost importance in the persons life.
It will flavor the entire persona, and be of great interest to the individual. The 1st house ruler is the person. The signs have an affinity as to the four elements. The nature of the element will describe the signs. There are 3 groups of signs of the elements. They are similar in meanings because of this. Fire signs are dynamic, progressive, action oriented, and direct. Their essence is spirit. It is an expression of spirit directed outward. The 3 fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Earth signs are practical, materialistic, conservative, and useful. It is the manifestation of the physical world or body.
The 3 earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Air signs are communicative, love to relate, thought provoking, and new ideas. Their desire is relating though ideas and speech. The 3 air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Water signs are feeling, emotional, sensitive, and compassionate. Their essence is about the soul. The 3 water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
The qualities of the signs give more description as to their innate expressive qualities. But, there is only one sign that will be an element and a quality, which gives it its intrinsic flavor all its own. In other words thee are 3 fire signs, but there is only 1 fire sign that is cardinal Aries. They create change, and are very colorful. The 4 cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
These are the signs on the equinoxes, the change of the seasons. Fixed is steady, stable and unchangeable. They can be very reliable and stubborn. The fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. They have a dualistic nature like twins or multifaceted. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. The natural zodiac is the zodiac starting with Aries. The meanings of the signs and houses are similar, in terms that the first sign of the natural zodiac, Aries deals with self, beginnings, pioneer, and the 1st house means the self, physical body, and the head.
The planets that rule the signs have similar meanings. Mars who rules Aries also rules raw energy, aggression, action, and the head. Aries, as well as Scorpio are ruled by Mars and both possess the passionate quality of Mars. The difference here is in the Element one being fire Aries more feisty and the other water Scorpio more emotional. Also the qualities differ, Scorpio is fixed stable and Aries is cardinal more aggressive.
The second sign of the zodiac is Taurus and it rules over finances and material pursuits. The 2nd house deals with money and material gains. Venus the planet that rules over the sign Taurus relates to money as well. This is a good way to understand and memorize the meanings of the Planets, Signs, and Houses, by seeing how their meanings are similar and connected.
There are 2 opposing planetary camps. This is based on the mythology of the war between the Devas gods and the Asuras demons. When planets are from the same camp they are like best friends, they help each other out. Enemies work against each other. This applies when these planets are associated with each other in a chart. Also planets are comfortable and work well in a sign that is a friend and planets are uncomfortable and do not do well in a sign of an enemy.
Planets are stronger and more intense in the signs of their Exaltation. Meaning they express the energy associated with them best. The planet in its sign of Exaltation can be a positive influence in the chart. It depends on the house it rules as to what it will strongly express. Next best is a planet in its sign that it rules. This planet will be very strong for what that planet is good for. A planet is very weak in its sign of Debilitation. The Debilitation signs are the exact opposite signs degrees of the Exaltation signs.
This means it is hard to express its positive energy. There is an exact point within the signs that is its most powerful point of exaltation or debilitation listed here. Rahu and Ketu are discribed as shadowy planets because they cause the eclipses of the Sun and the Moon. These shadows developed the powerful myths and meanings bestowed on the nodes, myths of struggles with demons, serpents, and forces of darkness and light.
Flaherty Symbolically they may be seen as our own shadows. In the Hindu myth a serpent slithered in the line between the Sun, and Moon to partake of the nectar of immortality being given to the gods, planets, and luminaries. When the thief was discovered, Lord Vishnu threw a disk splitting him in half, but he had already swallowed the nectar.
This was the creation of the serpents or dragons head Rahu , and the serpents or dragons tail Ketu. Rahu is the head that is consumed with the thinking mind. The mind separated without the senses creates illusions, and Rahu is the indicator of worldly illusions. Ketu is the quality of knowing without the thinking mind.
It is the perception of spiritual insights that lead to enlightment. The Moons orbit around the earth intersects the ecliptic at two points. These two points are the nodes of the Moon. The north node of the Moon Rahu is where the Moon crosses from south to north, called the ascending node. This symbolizes the birth into the material manifestation.
The south node Ketu at its point of intersection of the ecliptic the Moon crosses from north to south or the descending node symbolizing our leaving the material plane to the spiritual realm. So Rahu takes us into the world and Ketu takes us out of the physical world. All this represents the cycles of birth and death into and out of this world. Rahu and Ketu are the indicators of destiny and fate, symbolizing our entrapment in this physical plane.
These shadow planets control us by our desire body. Our desires are our karmas. Our destiny is our release of these chains this world cast upon us. Its like the serpents bite. The poisonous venom intoxicates us into this world. Rahu takes us under its spell with the illusions of this world. The promise of happiness, "if I could only have more of the things that give me pleasure". But of course, it only leads to insatiable desires. We can never have enough. This is the venomous bite of Rahu.
Ketu strips us of the objects of our desires, revealing that nothing in this world gives us security and permanence. It is essentially the process of enlightenment, to come to realize that ultimately, its all an illusion. Nothing of this material world lasts, therefore it is all an illusion or maya. Ketu is the bringer of enlightenment through the realization of this truth. Ketu is the release of this world. Rahu is our entrapment and Ketu is our final liberation from the karmas of the soul.
The problems caused by Rahu and Ketu are caused by houses ruled by the planet Rahu and Ketu conjoins, the houses of their dispositors, or houses Rahu and Ketu occupy. One or more of these houses will be connected to the destiny and fate of the soul. Houses Bhavas in Astrology The Sanskrit word bhava means a field of action. There are twelve houses in a astrology chart. Each house defines different areas of life. An understanding of what each house means will give your analysis great depth and accuracy.
The qualities of the houses are explained in terms of angles kendras , trines triconal , upachayas, dustanas, and marakas. Also the four aims of life, dharma, artha, kama, and moksha, give the houses a deeper meaning. Each house is 30 degrees; so is a sign. The houses in Vedic astrology contain the whole sign. The degree of the ascendant, Lagna the sign rising on the Eastern horizon at birth , will be contained within the first house.
Since each sign has a ruling planet, the planet that rules the sign contained in the house will be the ruler lord of that house. The planets possess certain qualities of the houses relative to the houses that they rule. The ruler of a house and the house it resides in determines how the indications for that house will manifest in life.
The ruler of a good house triconal 1, 5, and 9 will always bring blessings to the house it occupies. The rulers of the dustana houses 6, 8 and 12 will bring trouble to the houses they occupy. Malefic planets ruling good houses can operate as functional benefics, and benefics ruling difficult houses can become functional malefics.
The house that the ruling planet is positioned in will link the meanings of these houses. An example would be the ruler of the 5th house in the 9th would give the mind 5th house spiritual tendencies 9th house. What complicates matters is the planets excluding the Sun and Moon rule two houses and therefore carry the meaning of both house rulerships. If the ruler of the fifth house also rules the twelfth house as with Gemini and Sagittarius ascendants, and is still placed in the ninth house there would be a mixed result. The ninth house is infused with qualities of both the fifth and twelfth houses.
Since the ninth house can refer to the father this implies loss twelfth house and intelligence fifth house as some of the features for this persons father. Traditionally if a planet rules a tricona house one, five, and nine and the other house is a more difficult house like the dustanas six, eight, and twelve the tricona will predominate, but it will not completely override the dustana meaning. As for the previous example the father ninth house will be of high intelligence fifth house but may have to travel ninth house extensively and this would give the feeling of loss twelfth house to the children fifth house because of his absence.
The sense of loss is not particularly from something bad. The planet and the sign will add more details. For Gemini ascendant the planet here would be Venus in Aquarius, which could indicate involvement in the arts with teaching. These are just a taste of all the variables that must be assessed when working with houses and house rulerships. The Tricona houses are one, five and nine. These are the most auspicious houses of all.
They give fortune and luck. They are five houses away from each other. They form a triangle from each other. The four elements fire, earth, air, and water all form a trine from one another. The fire element is our Dharma. Dharma is our sense of purpose. When we understand our purpose, we are connected to our spirit and guided by inspiration. The spirit is what fuels our life. The Tricona houses are the houses that are related to the fire element, our spirit and inspiration.
The first house is related to the first fire sign Aries, the fifth to Leo, and the ninth to Sagittarius. The Kendra houses are the angles of the chart. These houses are One, Four, Seven, and Ten. These are considered the most powerful houses of all. They create the most action in a chart.
They relate to the qualities of the signs, which are cardinal. The cardinal signs are the signs of change and action. They are 1-Aries, 4-Cancer, 7-Libra, and Capricorn. These houses bring results. This is why when planets come together that rule a Kendra and a Tricona house this creates the fulfillment of purpose dharma. This is called a Raja Yoga. Planets in the Kendra houses are very strong and active. When malefic planets rule the angles they are said to loose their power to cause harm, and when benefic planets rule the angles they loose their power to give blessings.
Upachaya means "improvement". The Upachaya houses are three, six, ten, and eleven. They create a certain amount of tension that drives one to improve lifes situations. These houses have a competitive edge to them. Life improves and gets better over time with these houses. The Dustana houses are six, eight and twelve. These houses primarily deal with suffering, and mainly ill health. They are the most difficult of all, ruling disease, death, loss and sorrow. The rulers of these houses will inflict this type of suffering. Dustanas are difficult points because they are places of transition.
Both the sixth and the eighth are on either side of the seventh house, which is the point of sunset endings , and the twelfth is the end before the new dawn, the ascendant. These houses are sometimes referred to as the Trik houses the Three. The Maraka houses are two and seven. Maraka means "killer". These houses and the planets that rule them are considered the killer houses or planets.
These planets and houses are prominent when death or injury occurs. Death or injury does not occur every time these planets become prominent through the dashas or transits. There must be other determining influences indicating such an event. Artha is the acquisition of wealth. Kama means "desire" and deals with emotional fulfillment.
Moksha means "liberation" and refers to spiritual transformation. The Dharma houses are one, five and nine. They relate to the three fire signs fire triplicity. The first house relates to the first fire sign Aries, the fifth Leo, and the ninth Sagittarius. These houses relate to our sense of purpose and the spirit that moves us. The first house is the self, our sense of who we are, our spirit. The fifth house is the inspiration of the sense of purpose through creative expression. The ninth house is our spiritual beliefs and truths.
It is the realization of our spiritual connection to all through spirit. The Artha houses are two, six, and ten. They relate to the three earth signs earth triplicity. The second house relates to the first earth sign Taurus, the sixth Virgo, and the tenth Capricorn. These houses are about our material achievements, and the recognition gained from it. The second house is about the material possessions gained and wealth. The sixth house is the urge to improve through hard work.
The tenth house is the public recognition received through a career. The Kama houses are three, seven, and eleven. They relate to the three air signs air triplicity. The third house relates to the first air sign Gemini, the seventh Libra, and the eleventh Aquarius. These houses are about how we convey our ideas, needs, and desires through relationships. The third house is about our early relationships starting with learning to share with our siblings. The seventh is the need of a lifelong partnership.
The eleventh is to feel connected to friends and groups or organizations. The Moksha houses are four, eight, and twelve. They relate to the three water signs water triplicity. The fourth house relates to the first water sign Cancer, the eighth Scorpio, and the twelfth Pisces. Of all the aims of life Moksha is the ultimate goal. These are the houses that liberate or free the soul of the chains of earthly karma. They have to do with the past, fear based emotions, and the essence of the soul. The Fourth house is fear of losing our sense of security. The eighth house is the fear of letting go of control.
The twelfth house is about releasing all attachments to the world. The third and last of each Aim of Life brings us to the ultimate and end of its essence. The ninth house is the final results of the Dharma houses purpose , our spiritual realizations. The tenth house is the final results of the Artha houses worldly success and recognition , our material pursuits of this world.
The eleventh house is the final results of the Kama houses desire and relationships , connection through humanity. The Moksha houses are the deep side of our soul, that which we do not know or understand. They are the mystery of life. The last of the Moksha houses is the twelfth house, the last sign and the last of the Moksha houses. This in essence becomes the most important house of all because it deals with our final liberation from this world. Meanings of the Bhavas Houses 1st House: Thanu Bhava : Physical body, stature if body, limbs of the body, constitution, ego, personality, appearance, self, character, entrance into the world; birth, head: Kendra, Tricona, Dharma.
Opposing Houses The first six houses are below the horizon making them a more personal experience, and the last six houses are above the horizon making them more public. The opposing houses are one and the same just the opposite extreme. The 7th house is the self, experienced through relationships. The 8th house is money you share or get through other people. The 9th house is higher education, i. The 10th house is our public life, i.
The 11th house is humanity or the children of the world. The twelfth house is public service as in hospitals or large institutions. Here you will learn to utilize the basic meaning of the houses and apply them in relationship to each of the other houses. For example: The basic meaning of the second house is wealth, and money. Therefore the second house to any of the houses will indicate the wealth or money acquired from that house.
The second house to the seventh house which is the eighth house will indicate the wealth and money of the spouse seventh house , the second house to the fifth house sixth house will indicate the financial prosperity of the children, or the second house to the tenth house eleventh house will indicate gain financially through the career tenth house. The twelfth house to any house is the end to whatever the house in question represents.
Examples: The sixth house is the twelfth to the seventh marriage , so it represents the end of the marriage. The third house is the end of the parents because it is the twelfth to the fourth parents. The Maraka houses derive their meaning from this exact principle. The Maraka houses are called the "killer houses" and the planets that rule the Maraka houses are the Maraka planets. The Maraka houses are the second and seventh houses.
Since the third house is our energy, will, and life force and the twelfth house is the house of loss then the second house is the loss of our life force. It is the twelfth from the third. Similarly the eighth house is our length of life so the twelfth from the eighth seventh would be the loss of life. Death of the mother is the eleventh house because it is the eighth from the fourth mother. Death of the father is the fourth house because it is the eighth from the ninth. Maternal aunts and uncles are the sixth house because it is the third house siblings from the fourth mother.
Paternal aunts and uncles are the eleventh house because it is the third siblings from the ninth father. The maternal grandmother would be the seventh house. The mothers mother, the fourth from the fourth. The paternal grandmother would be the twelfth house because it is the fourth mother from the ninth father. In the case of twins that are born minutes apart and the charts are almost the same, you would differentiate them by looking at the third house as the younger sibling, and the eleventh house as the oldest sibling.
In the oldest twins chart the third house would describe the younger twin and in the youngest twins chart the eleventh house would describe the older twin in their chart. Lets say someone asks you to tell them about the health of their youngest brothers wife, because she is ill. You would look to the third house youngest brother count seven houses wife away from the third house which arrives at the ninth house, then count six houses health, illness away from the ninth house which is the second house.
The planets in the second house and the transits aspecting this house will reveal the answers. Any relations or relatives and their situations can be assessed through rotating the chart to the appropriate house and taking it as the ascendant. To read your spouse you would take the seventh house of your chart, rotate it as the ascendant and take the entire chart as the spouses chart.
You will be able to determine all the affairs of your spouse this way. The ninth house is the ascendant to be read as your fathers chart. The fourth house would become the ascendant for the mother. Lets say you have three brothers and you are number two in the birth order of four boys, how do you assess which house is which brother or sister?
First of all the third house is generally for the well being of all siblings. But we know we have quite different relationships with each of our siblings, as well as the differences in their lives. The third house would be counted as the first house for the youngest brother, and the third from the third fifth house would be the one born immediately after you.
The eleventh house is usually the eldest brother. If you had two brothers or sisters who were older the eleventh house would represent the one born immediately before you, and the eleventh house from the eleventh ninth house would be the next oldest sibling. For the children in a chart the first-born is the fifth house, and the second born would be the third from the fifth brother to the first born. Each child would be counted three houses from the previous one.
So the third born would be the third house from the seventh, this arrives at the ninth house. The house referring to each particular child can be looked at as their ascendant, rotating it as their own individual chart. The transits and dashas will tell what their current situation is. In the case of first, second and third marriages or spouses, I have not found a particular system for this to work, maybe because divorce is not an option in India.
Some say you look to the third from the seventh ninth house for the second marriage, and continue with counting three houses away for each marriage. Personally I believe the seventh house will always reveal the current marriage. Even though the person we are married to may change it is still our current marriage, and we only have one marriage partner at a time.
In the texts the principal of "Bhavat Bhavam" state that a house as far removed from a particular house as the latter is from the ascendant logna acts like the former house. For example, the fourth house from the ascendant rules the mother; therefore the fourth house from the fourth house seventh house would be as relevant to the mother as the fourth house.
The ninth house from the ninth house fifth house will reveal more information on the father. The eighth house from the eighth house becomes the third house, giving the third house death inflicting qualities. What seems to happen is a perpetuation of each house by this sort of numerical duplication of the houses. The sixth house from the sixth house is the eleventh house. The eleventh house can reveal the result of illness and healing, or your enemys enemy your friend.
Signs Rashis The Sanskrit word Rashi means heap. This is referred to as the grouping of stars in a sign. A Rashi is a sign. The signs are the zodiacal band that surrounds the earth. Each sign is 30 degrees. There are twelve signs that are 30 degree segments which equal the degree zodiacal band that surrounds the earth. Each segment or Constellation has stars in it that name and give the qualities to the sign.
Example: The fixed star Regulus is in the constellation of Leo and has to do with Kings. Leo has leadership qualities. The signs are the Constellations. Aggressive, competitive, independence, impulsive, initiates action, instinctive, self centered, adventurous, dynamic, pushy, vain, expressive, head strong, angry.
El Sharatan means the two signs. This star represents danger when acting impulsively. Its nature is outspoken, bold, daredevil, violent, and dangerous. Almach gives a cheerful nature, and likes change and variety. Popularity brings benefits from others. Menkar is a star associated with disgrace and loss of fortune. Strength, sensitive, harmonious, very possessive, stubborn, sensual, enjoys the comforts in life, love of beauty and the arts, materialistic, stable, enduring, sentimental, attached to the earth. The Pleiades, "the weeping sisters" Alceyone the brightest star of the Pleiades is the star of sorrow, but is also the star of success, and prominence.
Algol means "demon" and is the most violent and evil of the stars.
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It is said to deal with loosing the head both figuratively and literally as in decapitation. Aldebaren is associated with honor, intelligence, extraordinary energy and enthusiasm, but there is a threat of danger from enemies. Love of learning, curious, adaptable, good intellect, good with languages, talkative, nervous, great sense of humor, funny, excellent powers of speech, youthful, tricky, indecisive, changeable, writers, journalist, computer programmers, scientist. Betelgeuse gives martial honor, power and wealth. Sirius is considered the royal one, but at the same time it is quite violent.
It is said to give honors beyond the grave, a famous death. Caster and Pollux are the twins. Caster is the mortal twin, known for his sharp intellect. Fame, and honor are granted but with a loss of fortune. Pollex is the immortal twin, known for his fighting skills, and courage but ruthless. Caring, sensitive, emotional, sympathetic, nurturing, love the home, cooking, attached, receptive, sign of the mother, moody, devotional, cant let go, powerful imaginations, defensive, insecure, can mimic.
Acubens is noted for nurturing and preserving, but with a nervous nature. It is good for affairs with the public. Strong sense of self, needs recognition and a lot of attention, dramatic, they shine, proud, ambitious, vain, honorable, loyalty, integrity, leaders, aristocratic, dominate others. Regulus is the royal fixed star denoting kings and leaders, great fame, and a quest for power. Algenubi gives creative artistic abilities. Zosma is the star of egotism and self-indulgence.
Mutable, Earth: Ruled by Mercury: A Virgin: Healing, doctors, service oriented, good with details, orderly, clean, witty, changeable minds and nervous systems, digestion of foods, worry a lot, discriminating, critical, neurotic, good intellects, hard workers. Algorab is the star of hindrances, success in business but eventual falls. Spica is one of the most auspicious stars denoting success, fame, honors, and wealth and a love of the arts and sciences. Balance, harmony, justice, often political, sociable nature, love of the arts, music, relationships are very important, love of truth, very attractive, can influence the masses, idealism.
Antares suggests high intelligence, honors, power but with a sudden loss. Satvic Energy is the energy of 'Intelligence'. Rajas Energy is energy of 'Action'. And Tamas Energy is the energy of 'Will'. Satvic energy develops with knowledge, intelligence, worshipping ishta devatas, selfless services etc. Rajas energy is developed in Action, doing ones own karma with desires, ambitions, goals and passions etc.
Tamas energy is the retarding one and being manifested from emotions, instincts, laziness, attachments, ego etc. How these tri-gunas are related to Astrology? How signs and planets represent these energies?
We already know. Movable Signs are Rajastic in nature. When majority of planets occupy Movable Signs, the native is action oriented with high ambitions. And when majority planets are placed in Dual Sign, the native is blessed with higher knowledge which makes him mentally satisfied thus he is less concerned about material world success. In Fixed Signs, native becomes lazy or his mind becomes egoistic, develops attachment with materialistic world and thus he will loose his name, fame, money and all his fixed assets.
Ofcourse, initially he is blessed with all the materialistc assets. This world is manifested initially from pure Satvic Energy and then slowly breaked out of this consolidation phase and converted into Rajastic Energy. And then after reaching a peak this Rajastic Energy is converted into Tamasic and starts retarding to reach again into Satvic Energy.
In this way cycle is repeated infinitely. Each human being is also having a similar cycle, starting from his birth. However, the phases in this cycle may not be same as above. Some births start from Rajastic straight away and then may become Satvic. Here are some probabilities. How can we know in which phase we are now?
Sages mentioned many Dasa Systems which decides in which period we running at present. Vimshottary Dasa system is the most famous and accurate. Meanwhile, here we have to just understand that, ours sages considered a life span of years for a human being and also mentioned that in this span 1 Ketu rules over 7 years 2 Venus - 20 years 3 Sun - 6 years 4 Moon - 10 years 5 Mars - 7 years 6 Rahu - 18 years 7 Jupiter - 16 years 8 Saturn - 19 years 9 Mercury - 17 years This sequence is very important. Try to by heart it. Very useful later in KP System. Moon's longitude in the zodiac decides which Planet's period or Mahadasa is running in a kundli.
In our example chart in the previous tutorial, the native was born in Sun's Mahadasa, later comes 10 years of Moon's Mahadasa and then 7 years of Mars, next 18 years of Rahu and so on In the above sequence. Do not worry about the technicalities of Vimshottary Dasa System, we will deal in depth later. Just understand the main concept of Maha dasa, as for now. Coming to the main topic of the phases of tri-gunas, Vimshottary Dasas gives clue about the phase in which a kundli is at present. In our example chart, we already find out that there are 5 planets in Dual Signs indicating High Sattvic energy.
Well, we know that out of these 5 planets Sun, Moon and Jupiter are natural Satvic planets!!! Hence Dual Signs are very powerful in blessing Satvic Gunas to the native. Now, we already know that this native is born in Sun's Mahadasa and Sun is in a Dual Sign and hence during this period the native is under consolidation with Satvic Energy. Then comes Mars Mahadasa for the next 7 years. What happens now?
Mars is in a fixed sign indicating Tamasic energy. However, as Mars is aspected by benefic Jupiter and as the kundli is predominated with satvic energy the native will recover from his tamasic nature during this mahadasa. What happens next? Native will be having 18 years of Rahu mahadasa next.
Where is Rahu placed?
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It is in Movable sign. Indicating Rajasic energy. Now, native will come out of his consolidation phase and suddenely becomes highly active, achieves success in every possible materialistic and wordly affairs, ofcourse every success in Rahu's style. This native has only three planets in movable signs. Even though he is successful within 25 years of age, because he is blessed with a mahadasa of rajastic planet during his early 20's. What if Rahu Mahadasa will operate late during 60's?!! Rahu is not only in a Movable sign but also conjoined with Venus a natural rajastic planet.
If there is no planet in conjunction with it then it will give the results of a planet who is aspecting it. Grasp it completely. If any doubts, ask without hesitation. In our example chart, Rahu is in conjunction with Venus, and hence Rahu acts like Venus. More important point is that, Rahu gives results even more better than 'Venus'!!!
Rahu is an evil planet by nature but here it is conjoined with a benefic planet Venus and hence Rahu will also become benefic as far as materialistic success is concerned. However, Rahu's beneficial results will not last longer. Rahu seduces the native to become rajastic by placing huge wordly opportunities before him and gives success in a hurry. Native will if be tempted to those success and finally may fall to his initial level within no time.
However, for this native, as the next dasa is Jupiter a natural satvic and also placed in a dual sign, this native's name and fame will be consolidated at higher levels during Jupiter's Mahadasa after little fall which can not be escaped due to Rahu's effect. This is how we can grasp the basic understanding of a kundli, when only date of birth is available.
This analyzation is w. We will later focus on how to analyze the above chart w. Born on We can feel the strength of a planet. We have to find out whether that planet is Exalted or Debilitated or in its Own sign or in a Friendly sign or in Enemy's sign. Planet is weakest when it is in his Neecha sign and weaker in Enemy's sign.
Similarly, that planet is strongest when it is placed in the order of its Uccha sign, in its Own sign and its Friendly sign. Suppose, Mars is in Cancer Neecha in conjunction with his enemy Mercury and also aspected by another enemy Saturn from Libra. This could be the worst possible planetary combination in which Mars becomes weakest. We can interpret the condition of Mars as follows: Mars, which likes to be aggressive and courageous and active, been suppressed by the emotional feelings created by the Moon lord of Cancer and also he is controlled by his Buddhi or.
Saturn is trying to take advantage of this weak condition of Mar's and trying to dominate him. Once Mars enters Leo, he suddenly becomes powerful and explodes like a bomb. Thus we have to evaluate strength of a planet. Difference between a Conjunction and an Aspect We already discussed that Conjunction is special case of an aspect. In an aspect, we have one sided aspect or two sided also known as mutual aspect. Conjunction is very closer to a mutual aspect in which both planets influence each other. Moreover, if we consider the strength of final result of a Conjunction, a mutual aspect, and one sided aspect, in practical experience we will notice that Conjunction is the strongest one, and then comes mutual aspect and finally comes one sided aspect.
Saturn and Mars aspects: These two planets are most malice and cruel in nature. These Mars-Sat aspects are very important in predicting medium term market movements in 'Stock Market Astrology'. Conjunction of Sat-Mars is the most dangerous one. We can write a separate book, as far as vedic concepts behind conjunctions are concerned. What I am teaching is practically reasonable concepts of Vedic Astrology, which are working well in interpretation of Conjunctions.
As far as your query is concerned, conjunctions can definitely modify the behavior of the planets involved in it. Conjunction with Sun Planetary conjunctions with the Sun are very interesting. We can have some astronomical clues. Suppose let us take the conjunction of Sun-Moon. How can we visualize this conjunction with respect to Earth?
We already discussed that this conjunction is nothing but what we call an 'Amavasya'. However here Sun is in between these three planets and the Earth. So, these three planets are at the maximum distance from the Earth during their conjunctions with the Sun. So, during the conjunction of Sun and Mars, Mars becomes weaker somewhat.
And also Mars is behind the bright light of the Sun, so rays from Mars may not reach Earth. And hence final conclusions regarding these three conjunctions are : 1 during these conjunctions Mars, Jupiter and Saturn become weaker. Then what about the conjunctions of Sun-Merc and Sun-Ven? Two kinds of Conjunctions can form with both Mercury and Venus to the Sun. In Superior conjunction Mercury and Venus are at maximum distance to the Earth and hence become weaker.
Pundits say that during Shukra Moudya we should avoid marriages and other auspicious functions, as Venus is weaker. In all these conjunctions with the Sun, Sun never gets weaker! Sun is natural malefic and Venus is natural benefic. Both are enemies to each other. Sun is a masculine planet while Venus is feminine. Sun is having higher ambitions and goals Sattvic while Venus is with full of passions and desires Rajas. A perfect union to achieve royal challenges.
Social relationships with higher authorities or government officials or royal families etc.. Higher targets and ambitions. Royal looks. These people will not marry till they get an equivalent partner in royalty. Fire of Sun will be calmed down with the watery nature of Venus. When this conjunction is formed in Leo, royal marriages took place. Sun likes to be in sattvic nature by doing his selfless duties and responsibilities, without expecting any fruits or returns.
While Venus highly rajastic in nature with full of desires and passions causing greediness and selfishness. When a conjunction of these two planets occurs, a correct balance between sattvic and rajas nature occurs and thus that conjunction will lead to very benefic results to the native or to the nation or to the stocks markets etc. Above are the general predictions about Sun and Venus conjunction. These results will modify according to the Sign in which this conjunction is formed and aspects received by this conjunction. Lesson 28 : Planetary Exaltations We know that when a planet is placed in its own sign, it becomes stronger to give good results in its own way.
Similarly, every planet has one more sign alloted by our rishis as 'Uccha sthithi' or exaltation sign, where that planet become strongest to give its results. Sign opposite to the Uccha sthithi is called 'Neecha sthana' or Debilitation sign for a planet, where that planet become weaker and gives negative results according to vedic astrology. Sunday, February 7, Lesson Planetary aspects Vedic Planets aspect each other when they are placed in certain signs from the signs they are placed. Every planet aspects other planet who is placed in the opposite sign.
Similarly, Saturn is aspected by the Sun. We can also say that Sun and Saturn both are in mutual aspect to each other. We can also call this aspect as 7th aspect, because that opposite sign being the 7th sign from the sign of aspecting planet. In the above example, Saturn is in the 7th sign from the sign of Sun, right So, every planet has its 7th sign aspect. However, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn has two more special aspects being external planets from the Earth in Solar system.
Mars has also its 4th and 8th aspect. That means he can also aspect the planets placed in the 4th and 8th sign from the sign where mars is placed. Jupiter has 5th and 9th sign aspects. Saturn can aspect the planets in the 3rd and 10th signs. You must remember them. Suppose Mars is in Taurus and Saturn is in Leo. Does there any aspect exist here? Well, Mars is aspecting Saturn with its 4th aspect, as Leo being the 4th sign from Taurus, right.
Similarly, here Saturn is also aspecting Mars with its 10th aspect, as Taurus being the 10th sign from Leo! So, we can say that there exists a mutual aspect between them. This commentary became very popular, and is appreciated very much by the Kerala. In Kerala 'Hridyapadha' has become another name for 'Varaha Hora'. It is well appreciated by Kerala astrologers. I have listed the names of some Rishis and acharyas of Arsha school of astrology and tried to emphasis why Kerala astrology could be considered as an extension of this school of astrology.
This list is not at all complete. The lot many scholars who collected and presented the slokas to us from the texts available to them but not available today - the lost treasures from all schools of astrological thought also helped in the survival of this school of astrology at least to this extend. Collecting and classifying the knowledge imparted by these different schools of astrology separately and uniting them to one single stream, identifying the opinion differences clearly are the need of the moment.
I hope such studies and classifying efforts could be of great help in this regard. If I am able to depict, even a glimpse of the size of this vast treasure house of ancient astrological knowledge, I am satisfied. I hope this effort was not futile. Jain School of Astrology Rishabha Deva of Vedic period is thought to be first teerthankara enlightened guru and originator of Jain stream of spiritual thought. It was traditionally believed that there were 24 teerthankaras enlightened gurus , and the 23rd Parswanadha and the 24th Vadhamana Mahaveera.
In the ancient past the teachings of en-. The Jain stream of spiritual thought form the clear shape of a religion by the period of Mahaveera, and therefore he is thought to be the originator of Jain religion. We have nothing to do with these enlightened masters of spirituality, but are more interested in the astrology they cherished. Garga The first guru in the Jain school of astrology is thought to be Brahma.
In Garga hora it is said that, Garga Rishi got this knowledge from Brahma. I will quote the sloka for youSwayam swayambhuva srishtam chakshurbhootam dwijanmanam Vedangam jyotisham brahmaparam yejncha hitavaham Maya swayambhuvaH praptam triyakala prasadhanam Devanamuttam sastram trilokya hitakarakam Mattaschanyanrisheen praptam paramparyena pushkalam Tistada srishtibir booyo grandhaiH swaiH swirudahritam Garga hora [ Garga Rishi tells This system of knowledge is created by lord Brahma, and became visible to the people who took second birth with true knowledge.
This system of astrology is part of Vedic knowledge, and helps to become enlightened, and is useful in Yaga for determination of Yaga timings etc. I got this system of knowledge from lord Brahma. In other Rishi horas it is told that, Skanda taught astrology to Brahma, and that the text written by lord Brahma is known as Skanda Hora The knowledge of astrology is appreciated even by devas heavenly beings and is useful in all 3 worlds past- present-future.
The other Rishis learned this knowledge from me, and thus the tradition flourished. They have also created astrological texts of their own]. This essentially means that by the time of Garga many astrological texts existed, probably closely related to Rishi names. The Rishi kulas were like universities, were every enlightened new master would be known by the name of the originator of the kula.
It is similar to the Sankaracharya tradition of today where every new person coming in charge would be termed Sankaracharya. The head guru was like the chancellor of the university, and his designation was the name of the originator of the Kula. We should remember this fact while learning the knowledge taught by Rishi Paramparas. Otherwise we may confuse many individuals who held the same designation as one and the same person. For e. Parasara Kula was another such tradition Garga wrote books on all the 3 branches of astrology, namely, Sidhanta, Samhita and Hora.
There are many more ancient texts that quote from these age old texts by Garga Rishi. All the texts written by Garga Rishi are in Sanskrit language. Garga Samhita is said to be available even today in some manuscript libraries. The language of this text Garga Samhita is a mix of Prakrit and Sanskrit. Astrology texts not only by Garga, but Gargi and Gargya are also available.
These names either indicate other acharyas of Garga Kula, or the son of Garaga, and the son's son of Garga. Many texts which ascribe their authorship to Garga, Gargi and Gargya are available e. Garga Jataka - but it seems that we can not be sure about the authenticity of these texts. Garga Rishi was also known as 'Jainarshi' Jain Rishi , indi-.
A sloka quoted in the text 'Bharateeya Jyotish' by Nemichandra Sastri supports it. Vridha Garga This is another famous scholar of Garga Kula. Rishiputra Rishiputra is the son of Garga Rishi. He too wrote texts on all three branches of astrology, such as Sidhanta, Hora and Samhita. He was well versed in Sanskrit and Prakrit. From Prakrit only Sanskrit originated.
Prakrit was the common mans use of Sanskrit, but later it became a separate language, and due to continuous use it deviated very much from the organized, systematic, and clearly grammatical use of Sanskrit. This deviation from Sanskrit was evident even from the period of Rishiputra. Almost all the teachings of Jain gurus are in the common mans language, i. Rishiputra is also no exception to this, even though he wrote some book in Sanskrit as well.
Rishi putra was never known as Garga which might mean that he deviated from the original stream of astrological knowledge taught by Garga Rishi or it could also be that he never held the position of head guru of Garga kula. Mihira in Brihat Samhita quotes extensively form the Samhita by Rishiputra. Rishiputra Samhita is a text written in Sanskrit. Rishiputra is thought to be the originator of the study of Omens Nimitta. A text on Nimitta Sastra Ancient advice on Omens in his name is also available.
Brihat Samhita quotes Rishiputra extensively. The ancient and famous Jain sidhantic texts on astrology Surya Prajchapti and. Chandra Prajchapti are also thought to be the works of this great astrologer. These texts are in Prakrit. Prakrit language is considered divine by the followers of Jain religion, since most of the teachings of Mahaveera and other gurus of this religion is in Prakrit. There is another trend that should be kept in mind while studying Jain school of astrology.
Prakrit was the revered language of Jain religion and the common man's language at that time. So the astrologers of Jain school of astrology almost invariably resorted to Prakrit while writing texts. But the side effect of this is that, almost all the texts written in Prakrit was later considered to be part of Jain school of astrology, which is a wrong interpretation. I too can not escape from this pit fall, while trying to locate the teachers and texts of Jain school of astrology.
Please keep it in mind Jyotish Karnadak This is an ancient text of Jain school of astrology. We don't know who wrote this book. It is in Prakrit. In this text, we encounter slokas which considers 'Nakshatras like Swati and Aswini as lagna of equinox'. Does it give any indication about the period of this text? Learned one's can think about it. This ancient Jain astrological texts mentions Rishiputra as guru, and thus it is part of the Jain school of astrology.
Anga vidya It is ancient text about predictions related to the touching of various body parts by the qurent. This is a text on omens Nimitta. It speaks elaborately about the body language of the qurent. It is a very large text containing 60 chapters and is in Prakrit. Kalakacharya He is well known among the gurus of Jain school of astrology. He was the son of King 'Vayara singh' who was the king of 'Dharavas' city. His mothers name was Surasundari and sister's.
Kalakacharya was also known as 'Kalaka Suri', meaning the knowledgeable person with the name 'Kalaka'. Kalkacharya is first guru of Jain school of astrology who mixed this ancient knowledge with the systems of Yavana, and thus originated the system of astrology known as 'Ramala vidya' or 'Ramala Jyotish'.
The Ramala system of astrology originated from the mix of Pharsi Parsi and Indian system of astrology. So the word Yavana means Pharsi or Persian in this context. This also gives some indications about the period of Kalakacharya. Kalakacharya has written a Samhita text as well.
Mihira mentions 'Kalakacharya Samhita' in Brihat Samhita. Mahaveeracharya This acharya lived after the period of Brahmagupta, the famous astronomer. He wrote 2 texts with the names - Jyotish Patala and Ganita Sarasamgrah. He was also the follower of Jain system. But the texts are in Sanskrit. Both these texts deal with astronomy. Kamataka, the southern state of India, seems to have developed some strong relation with the Jain school of astrology in later years.
Sridharacharya who wrote the texts like Ganitasar, Jyothirjchana Kalanidhi, Jatak Tilak etc and many more reputed later astrologers of this stream were the natives of Karnataka. Bhattavesari also known as Damanandi acharya who wrote the text Aya jchana tilak in Prakrit was a follower of Digambara Jain religion, and is thought to be a native of Karnataka.
In this text he mentions an ancient acharya of astrology called 'Sugreeva Rishi' as the originator of Prasna system giving importance to 8 directions Dwajadi Yoni. He calls it 'Aya' and that is why the name 'Aya Jchana Tilak' the texts which tells about the use of Aya in prediction.. Other Jain astrologers Durga dev who wrote astrological texts like Ardha Kand and Rishta Samuchaya, Mallishena who wrote 'Aya sadbhava', Ballala sena who wrote the Samhita text called 'Adbhuta sagar' etc are the followers of Jain school of astrology.
Actually this list is very long and you can have a list of it from the text 'Bharateeya Joytish' by 'Nemichandra Sastri'. It contains more than slokas. Existence of texts like this also means that the whole astrological knowledge taught by the Rishis is not yet totally lost, and if someone is willing to selectively collect Rishi slokas from such texts, and present it before all in a systematic manner, the original stream of ancient Indian astrology can be restored.
One thing I should mention here is that, there were many astrologers who followed the Jain religion. But it may not be necessary that all of them were the followers of Jain school of astrology. This truth also should be kept in mind while trying to study the astrological system of thought taught by the Jain school of astrology. The ancient language Prakrit is a vast store house of ancient astrological knowledge and ancient Rishi hora slokas.
It is another treasure house where too we should concentrate our search upon. Hope this might have stirred your interest in Jain school of astrology, and would provide clues and guidance for further study. Yavana School of Astrology There is a controversy about the meaning of the word Yavana. Modem historians almost always erroneously take 'Yavana' to mean 'Greek'.
Of course Greeks where called Yavana by Indians for a long time, and so it is not completely wrong to take 'Yavana' to mean 'Greek' if one is talking about the a limited historic period, i. Period after the invasion of Alexander.meltaikefetact.tk
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But when we look at the literature, we see that the word Yavana is used to indicate Pharsi or Persian in several instances. The popular definition of this word, supported by classics is that, any person who is not a native of India and does follow our custom and tradition is called Yavana. So the point to be kept in mind is that The 'Yavana' has some link outside India Their tradition and system is slightly different than ours.
The heir sons and daughters and successors of a 'Yavana' Gum-sishya paramapara would be termed 'Yavana'. The 3rd point is often ignored by even the learned. It essentially means that at times even people who were and bom and lived in India, and even followed the Indian custom and tradition where termed 'Yavana' only because, they were the descendents of Yavana. Before the arrival of Greeks it was Persian peoples who were known by the word 'Yavana', and even before that?
Yes, at that time it could mean even people from 'Afghanistan', 'China', or 'Egypt', i. Yavaneswara Someone in ancient past brought some new knowledge of astrology to India. It was even before the period of Parasara BC , and this great scholar gets mentioned by Parasara, Narada, Kasyapa and many more. He must have been an astonishing store.
His great knowledge, made Rishi Garga speak outMlescha hi yavanasteshu samyak sastramidam stitam Rishivattepi pujyante kirn puna daiva vad dwija Meaning, even though a person outside from, by native place or tradition followed, the knowledge of astrology is well settled and find comfort in ' Yavana' Yavana Kula. Because of this they are worshiped like Rishis. Then why not if a person who took second birth by devoting himself to knowledge and is learning astrology? We should remember that Garga was the head guru like chancellor of a university of the Garga kula. Garga know about this all, and was part of this great tradition.
Even then he felt astonished by the astrological knowledge preserved and propagated by another such learning center - Yavana Kula. This is wonderful! We could see that later acharyas started mentioning the name of Yavanewara, including him in the list of 18 great gurus of astrology.
Narada, Kasyapa, Parasara - no body failed to mention his name! How great an influence he and his school of thought would have been to Indian astrology?!! Yes, this 'Yavaneswara' is a great Rishi, vast treasure house of knowledge, worshiped Surya, had some connections outside India, was well-versed in Sanskrit, was the head guru of Yavana Kula, and lived before BC He very much appreciated the astrological tradition and knowledge of India, adopted many concepts from India streams and tried to modify them.
This too made the Indian scholars give special attention towards him. This is the knowledge we have about his mountainous individuality - he. Yavanewara Hora is the text known by his name. His successors sishya parampara like Sphujidwaja, Meena raja amply quotes from this text. Later day scholars like Mihira too quotes him and mentions the opinions by him. Yavanswara says that he got this knowledge of astrology from Brahma Prajapati , which indicates that he was a follower of Indian tradition itself, but with somewhat slight difference.
Some problems surfacing If even Garga felt astonished by this knowledge stream how Mihira can not? But due to these mutual appreciation between Arsha and Yavana schools of astrology and scholarly interaction many problems surfaced. They are Ancient Indian Rishi Kulas appreciated the knowledge of Yavana school, but never mixed it with there own system. Even Garga was not an exception to this even though he himself was somewhat outside the Arsha or Sanatana stream due to the fact that he was a follower of Jain philosophy originated by Rishabha Deva.
But we should also remember that at that time Jain hadn't become a separate religion, but was part of the Vedic stream. Just contrary to this, Yavaneswara tried to lean all the Indian knowledge as well, modified it applying logic, and taught them as well in his guru kula. This is evident from the example of Nabhasa yogas. Nabhasa Yogas are just mentioned in Arha Sanatana Rishi horas like Skanda hora, Brihal prajaptyam etc, but Yavaneswara took this concept and made the number of named Nabhasa Yogas by applying permutation combination!!!!!
The concept of Nabhasa yogas were not totally in line with the foundations of ancient Indian astrology, that is why the Indian Rishis didn't gave much importance to them. Yavanewara never bothered about it,.
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The result was Nabhasa yogas, out of which hundreds of them were astronomical impossibilities!! Here we see the type of interaction and the reason for respect or disrespect. In the Arsha system of Parasara started mixing the concepts of Yavana, and many of his new concepts as well. Due to this he was also not considered as a true follower of Arsha stream, and was even called Yavana at times, even though he was not Yavana.
What ever that be, Parasara is also honored among the 18 great gurus of Astrology. May be this classification itself is not that correct, since every Rishi Kula may have their uniqueness in the system of astrology taught and followed. Even though Mihira was a great teacher this has became a big cause for confusion in later years. Parasara was a Rishi, Mihira a scholar and there is no comparison, but both of them borrowed ideas from Yavana school and thus the original school and system fell back to the back side of memory, and logic and foundations an almost lost memory.
This is the brief history of astrology. A problem originated due. If Parasara and Mihira the great teachers of Indian astrology deserve better blame, then how can we blame Yavana school of astrology and the great Yavaneswara who peaks high among many?! This school of astrology was successful in preserving its teachings and books while the Arsha school failed to do so!!
Shouldn't we appreciate them, and leam from them? They adopted even the Arsha astrological ideas as well and still preserves many and now without their minor help we can not go back and retrieve our originals!!! Apart from this what a great system it in itself is!! But he was a follower of Yavana school of astrology and considers Yavaneswara as guru. A great text with the name Sphujidhwaja Hora is available - and it is very good in understanding the contributions of Yavana school. Meenaraja He too was an Indian king, well versed in Sanskrit, and a follower of Yavana school of astrology.
It too is a very good text. Maya Many are confused about whether to call Maya 'Yavana' or not. He is not the student of 'Yavaneswara' but 'Surya'. As we know 'Surya Kula' was another great teaching center for astrology. So even if Maya is. He was a great architect as well. He was true acharya with mathematical par excellence, and may be only Aryabhata I of later years have any comparison to him. Maya is not part of this school of astrology taught by 'Yavaneswara'. Manindha Manindha Hora is the text by him. Mihira mentions and quotes form this text and mention the name of Manindha with respect.
Manidha Hora is not available today. Srutakeerti Srutakeerti was a hindu king, but he followed Yavana stream of astrology. Srutakeerti Hora is the text by him. Mihira mentions and quotes form this text and mention the name of Sruitakeerti with respect. Srutakeerti Hora is not available today. Other gurus There might have been many other gurus in this school of thought but the names of many are not popular may be due to the all covering presence of Sphujidhwaja and Meenaraja.
Later people started calling Sphujidhwaja by the name 'Yavana'and Meenaraja by the name 'Vridha Yavana'. Only a few scholars were good enough to come out of this shade. One of them is Haraji. Haraji He is the author of Manasagari Jataka padhati. He is a Gujarat Brahmin bom of 'Sandilya gotra'. But he too followed the Yavana system of astrology.
Therefore Manasagari Jataka padhati should be considered as one of the last text in Yavana school of astrology. The Yavana school of astrology is one of the well reputed and respects schools of ancient Indian astrology, like the Arsha school. The now extinct prediction schemes of Vedic school and Tantric school also needs mention, from which everything seems to have originated. In this article I had tried to give a brief idea about the Yavana school of astrology and its books and masters, as far as I know.
History is not always simple - it always hides something far beneath hiding even the sources for retrieving them. I hope this article may help you in getting a glimpse of the almost forgotten history of Yavana school of astrology. You must know something about it before we enter into it. All the tantra treatises are dialogues between Shiva and Devi.
Devi questions and Shiva answers. All the tantra treatises start that way. Why this method? It is very significant. It is not a dialogue between a teacher and a disciple, it is a dialogue between two lovers. And tantra signifies through it a very meaningful thing: that the deeper teachings cannot be given unless there is love between the two - the disciple and the master. The disciple and master must become deep lovers. Only then can the higher, the beyond, be expressed" Usually the tantric texts are not going to teach you the details the philosophical and theoretical.
It is more concerned with the technique, the use and practice. If you are not in the path such texts can usually mislead you. Before entering in to the study of Agama Tantric texts the core should be understood; otherwise it could mislead you. In Osho's words -. The word 'tantra'means technique, the method, the path. So it is not philosophical - note this. It is not concerned with intellectual problems and inquiries. It is not concerned with the 'why' of things, it is concerned with 'hownot with what is truth, but how the truth can be attained.
They can teach you how to save yourself from downfall, if you are a true seeker of the ultimate. Actually Vamachara Left path is the original and pure Agama path. The Dakshinachara Right path mixes the Vedic slokas into it to an extend. Unlike the pure Vamachara it combines the Vedic. You can find many examples for the same in texts like Kularnava Tantra. Possibly it is caused by the uninvited entering of Vedic priests into the Agama patha. It states that all human beings are equal and that there is no meaning in caste and creed differences.
With clarity Gautameeya Tantra states-. Thus it is a great path of spirituality to be practiced and valued, one of the oldest and truly ancient indian contribution to the path of spirituality. As we all know astrology too is an Agama Sastra Tantric discipline. So this treatise is a scientific one. Science is not concerned with why, science is concerned with how.
That is the basic difference between philosophy and science. Philosophy asks, 'Why this ex-. Theories become meaningless; experience becomes the center". In the context of astrology also this statement is valid. We trust in astrology not because of its thousand theories - but because of our experience; Our experience that it can reflect truth; Our experience that the time, the rhythm of the universe can greatly influence us; our experience that we are one with the world; our experience that the universe reflect s itself even in the minute.
Even though not part of the main body of knowledge, Kularnava Tantra deals with, it mentions and speaks about, astrology here and there in bits and pieces - of course this is normal and expected since Astrology too is nothing but an Agama Sastra; A branch of study that has its foundations in Agama Tantra.
As we know it is from the experience of oneness of human being with the universe around him that the branch of astrology originated, as evident from the fact that the Zodiac as we comprehend it is composed of minute and the human day is composed of breaths. They rhythm is one and the same - inside and outside. Kulamava Tantra mentions Astrology, as present and practiced in ancient India, while dealing with the selection of Mantra that are proper for a Sadhaka one who practices Tantric worship. I am not interested in explaining and elaborating those slokas to clarify the various situations where the co-relating of alphabets with Signs and Nakshatras dealt here in can be used.
I am quoting and describing the meaning of those slokas here in brief to show that Nirayana astrology as we practice today is and was an integral part of Agama Sastra; and also that the subject is dealt with in many Agama texts. Nakshatra Chakra, Kulakula Chakra etc are used for the selection of Mantra that will give good results for the Sadhaka the one who practices the path of Tantra. As stated earlier, in this article I am not interested in explaining how to use the same for selection of Mantra that is proper for practice for the individual.
Here I am only interested in quoting those slokas and giving their brief meaning just to show that Kularnava Tantra and Tantric texts as a whole considered Nirayana Astrology as an integral part of Agama Sastra. Nakshatra Chakra and Alphabets The following sloka describes how to correlate Nakshatra chakra with the alphabets so that the same can be used for the selection of proper Mantra.
This completes the table with 51 alphabets. The number 51 is considered sacred in Tantra due to several reasons. This question won't be dealt within this article, but provides clear scope for further study] As per another available Tantric reference describing the same, Ksha should be ascribed to Uttara Proashtapada and there for the same is shown with in brackets in the above list.
The relevant sloka is given belowc7c7: P dcrilcl Kularnava Tantra further states that the following is the prime mode of association of Nakshatras with the native's life. As you could see it is nothing but a description of Janmadi division starting from birth star. Janma Body , 2. Sampat Wealth , S. Vipat Danger , 4. Kshema Prosperity , 5. Pratyari Enemy , 6. Sadhaka Gain , 7. Vadha Death , 8.
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These names will repeat for other Nakshtras twice in order to complete the count of 27 Nakshatras] Thus it becomes clear that this is the prime mode of association of Nakshatras with the native's life while using Nakshatra Chakra for prediction! Rasi Chakra and Alphabets The following sloka states how to correlate Rasi chakra with the alphabets so that the same can be used for the selection of proper Mantra.
The remaining alphabets starting from 'Sa' should be written in Virgo]. We get the following table as per this rule. When did KTPY system originated? This question won't be dealt within this article, but provides clear scope for further study] As per another available Tantric reference describing the same, Ksha should be ascribed to Meena Pisces and there for the same is shown with in brackets in the above list.
Kularnava Tantra further states that the following is the prime mode of association of Signs with the native's life. As you could see it is nothing but a description of houses starting from Lagna. Lagna Body , 2. Dhana Wealth , S. Co-bom , 4. Bandhu Relatives , S. Putra Children , b. Satru Enemies , 7. Kalatra Wife , S. Maranam Death , 9. Dharma Righteous path , lO. Karma Job , 1 l. Aya Income and Vyaya Expense ] Note that the above quote is clear proof also for the fact that Signs itself should be considered as Houses.
As per ancient Indian astrology, the various house calculation techniques such as Sripati method, Placida's division etc does not have any meaning. The signs itself should be considered as houses; with the only difference that the signs are always counted from Aries, where as houses are counted from Lagna. This is a unique advice not found anywhere else! The system of using Nakshatra Chakra in this way is almost completely lost to us; But this is the system visible in Vedas, Epics and Puranas. A dedicated individual might be able to reconstruct this system from the available rudiments after a detailed study of the same.
This too provides a clear scope for further study. In ancient texts the use of Nakshatra Lagna is clearly visible, as clearly stated in texts like Sukra Neeti and Surya Pranjapti. The uses of Nirayana Rasi Chakra starting with Nirayana Mesha Sign as an independent system, is well popular as we all know and practice today. This article is just the continuation of my effort to shed some light on the Astrology present in Tantric texts, which I have started with an article about the astrological statements contained in Dattatreya Maha Tantra.
Such glimpses clearly indicate that Astrology is an Agama Sastra and also that the Agama Tantric tradition was well versed in astrology, and also that they always followed the Nirayana system. Unlike Nigama tradition of Vedas, which used Tropical Zodiac, combined with Fixed Nakshatra system, Agama Tantric tradition used the Nirayana Zodiac with the common starting point of Meshadi starting point of Aries and Aswinyadi starting point of Aswini Nakshatra as the point of reference; as the starting point of Zodiac as we know it today.
As the name indicates Kaul ji is a person born in Tantric tradition of Kashmir. But currently he is after Vedic Tropical zodiac and the restoration of Vedic calendar based on his beliefs about the same. I think that as he discards the fixed Nakshatra Chakra proposed by Vedas his be-. I hope that this article may inspire him to look back into the Agama tradition to which he himself belongs, and come up with positive or negative responses after a detailed study which may further strengthen our knowledge about the same.
Let the words "Know what is before you, then the things hidden from you will become revealed to you" be our motto in our search and reconstruction of near lost elegance of ancient indian astrology. Dettatreya Mahatantra and Tantric Astrology "The available text on Dattatreya Maha Tantra is a small text"containing 15 chapters and slokas.
This text is also known"as "Siromani", meaning "gem in the head'. These are 2 knowledge streams the tantrics tantric"disciples learned with attention. Yes, it is a secret branch of study"and you will encounter thousands of superstitions and stupidities as"well in such texts, along with gem like knowledge bits.
Of these two Kala Tantra. But we can"also find some small description about Kala Tantra Astrology as"well, here and there in this text. But"hundreds of medicinal plants are mentioned in such slokas, which F'think should have served some secret purpose in the hands of true"guru and sishya of Tantric culture. Tantra is a secret discipline,"and so who could say what would have been the real purpose and use of'these medicines mentioned - even though in the text it is stated that"it is used for the worship like Homa etc]" Since Dattatreya Mahatantra speaks about Kala Mantra and Kala'Tantra, we could guess that only one part of this text that deals"mainly with Kala Mantra is available to us and the other part that"deals with Kala Tantra might have been lost, in the turbulent flow of'time.
That is why we could'Tind Kala Tantra Astrology as well, here and there in this text. It is not the lone reason'Tor this conclusion. As mentioned earlier, "Siromani" gem in the"head is another name for this text. Which branch of study is praised"as "gem in the head" by the saints? Listen to this sloka in Vedanga"Jyotisha-" "Like the crest of peacock, like the gem stone in the head"of a cobra, Astrology is at the head of all Vedanga sastras like a"gem "" Yes,.
Because of'this even the other name "Siromani" of Dattatreya Mahatantra,"indicates that Kala Tantra Astrology is one of the subject mattefof the text. But that part of the text is lost, and is not available"anymore. Dattatreya"gives a list of chapters that are present in Dattatreya Mahatantra af'the beginning chapter of the text.
Here 18 chapters are mentioned,"but only the subjects mentioned in 9 chapters is available in the"printed text. Chapters 1,9,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 Total 9 chapters "seems to be missing.
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This also proves that the available text of'Dattatreya Mahatantra is an incomplete one. As he"wanted to leam medicine Kala Mantra that could be made use fofworships aimed at purpose such as Shadkarma etc, he might have'Tequested to teach astrology Kala Tantra that could be made use in"Shadkarma etc.
Listen to his request to lord Siva-"In this world many types of talismans, manta, tantric worships are present. Many such are described in Agama, Purana, Veda and Damara, and in many other texts as well. Please advice the knowledge of Kala Tantra that would help to utilize all that knowledge on Yentra, Mantra etc in the right method for fulfilling the intentions" This is what Dattatreya requests.
As said earlier knowledge about medicine Kala Mantra and Astrology Kala Tantra that would be of help is Shadkarma etc is the subject matter of Dattatreya Mahatantra. This knowledge lies scattered in Agama, Purana, Veda, Damara etc. The word Purana here indicates 18 Puranas and the Sub Puranas. The word Veda here indicates the 4 Vedas and the allied literature called Brahmana, Aaranyaka, Upanishad etc as well. They are also known as. But for Tantric devotees the word Nigama indicates Devi Tantra.
Another branch of Tantra is Vishnava Tantra. Damaras are also texts on Devi Tantra. That is, the request of Dattatreya to lord Siva is to collect and systematically present and teach him the vast knowledge on Kala Tantra and Kala Mantra which is beneficial for the purpose of Shadkarma etc, clarifying the right method.
This sloka indicates that Tantric astrology was in a corrupted state at the time of Dattatreya, and even for this great Maharshi it was very difficult to separate the right and wrong statements from the pile. The sloka also indicates that even in that remote past Vedas and Puranas borrowed the knowledge of astrology and medicine from Tantrics and incorporated it in those texts! We can feel the pain of the Rishi when he see that this pure ancient secret knowledge is becoming lost knowledge for the Siva devotees.
He wants it to be the heritage of Siva Tantrics. Listen to these words - "This great knowledge on astrology and medicine - which saves one who devotes himself to this subject, secret, difficult to get even for davas, first told by lord Siva, shines like a gem in the head all secret knowledge branches - should be taught only to a person who is the true devotee of the Guru. This knowledge should not be imparted to persons who does not believe in acharyas, tradition and the purity of knowledge. One should teach this pure knowledge to an individual who is strong willed and is a devotee of lord Siva alone.
The statement, "Astrology is originated from lord Siva" Tavagre kathitahyesha asks for special attention. Even in the period of Prasnamarga 16th century this truth was appreciated. Even today traditional astrologers read horoscope, or cast prasna after bowing to that lord of lords Maheswara Siva.
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