Archive | January, 2013

February Panchanga

30 Jan

February 2013 – Monthly Panchanga

Nandana Samvatsara –Uttarayana

Hemantha / Shishir Ritu –Pushya / Magha Masa


Important events for the month of February are appended below for information and guidance.
02 Feb 2013
  • Mercury enters Aquarius. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಧನಿ ೩ ಕುಂಭೇ ಬುಧ
08 Feb 2013
  • Mahapradosha
  • ಮಹಾ ಪ್ರದೋಷ
10 Feb 2013
  • New Moon
  • ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ
12 Feb 2013
  • Sun enters Aquarius. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಧನಿ ೩ ಕುಂಭೇ ರವಿ
  • Kumbha  Sankramana
  • ಕುಂಭ ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ
16 Feb 2013
  • Kumara Shasti
  • ಕುಮಾರ ಷಷ್ಠೀ
17 Feb 2013
  • Rathasapthami
  • ರಥಸಪ್ತಮಿ
  • Surya Jayanthi
  • ಸೂರ್ಯ ಜಯಂತಿ
18 Feb 2013
  • Saturn turns Retrograde in Libra
  • ಶನಿ ವಕ್ರಾರಂಭ
21 Feb 2013
  • Venus enters Aquarius. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಧನಿ ೩ ಕುಂಭೇ ಶುಕ್ರ
23 Feb 2013
  • Mercury turns Retrograde in Aquarius
  • ಬುಧ ವಕ್ರಾರಂಭ
  • Shani Pradhosha
  • ಶನಿ ಪ್ರದೋಷ
25 Feb 2013
  • Full Moon
  • ಪೌರ್ಣಿಮೆ
  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೂಜೆ
 Disclaimer: This Almanac is published as an advisory only. Individuals are requested to use their discretion and consequently the author is not responsible for any damage / loss suffered by them.

Bhavat Bhavam

28 Jan

Principle of Bhavat Bhavam

There is a wonderful principle in astrology called ‘Bhavat Bhavam’ which can be applied to a chart to derive / decipher maximum information about an individual and his relatives. Bhava in Sanskrit means a ‘House’ which can be interpreted as residence, residence of celestial planets or astrological house.
 “Bhavat Bhavam” literally means from “from house to house”. By applying this logic, we can study the houses in a much deeper way than normal interpretation. This house-to-house principle can be extended to every house and reveals that there is a relationship between such houses.
 This principle can be applied different ways:
 1. Taking one house as reference point we can correlate other 11 houses to forecast for self and other factors representing those houses.
  • For example, 2nd house represent ‘Dhanastana’ i.e. money, accumulation of wealth etc of the self (Lagna). Similarly ‘gains ‘of children can be read by 6th house and that of spouse by 8th house.
  • 12th house is the house of expenses, hospitalisation and bed pleasure. This represent the ‘losses’ of self (Lagna). Extending this further we can say 6th house represents the losses or expenses of marriage (7th house) and 2nd house represents the same for coborns (3rd house)
 2. The house that is as far away from a house, as it is from the ascendant, also signifies those same things in a similar sort of way.
  • The 9th house is the house of Dharma. When we count 9th from the 9th house we get the 5th house. 5th house pertains to children, knowledge, scriptures and Purva Punya etc. Jupiter is involved as the natural karaka of the 5th and the 9th houses and of dharma and intelligence/creativity. When we judge the 5th & 9th houses we have to evaluate the common karaka, Jupiter as an indication to the fruits of family and expansion of Dharma.
  • Let’s look at the 5th from the 5th. We arrive at the 9th, the house of fortune (fortunate to bear children), it also indicates future children – that is grandchildren, which can only happen if the 5th house produces children.
 I will illustrate the application of this principle by taking one Bhava and correlating with other 11 Bhavas and the extra information we can get from such exercise. The second Bhava apart from being ‘Dhanastana’ for self can provide a variety of information as follows.
  • Being 12th from 3rd it will represent losses, hospitalization, imprisonment of brothers and neighbours.
  • Being 11th from 4th – social activities and profits of mother, gains from land / house property and vehicle.
  • Being 10th from 5th _ career interests of children, their reputation and performance in school or college.
  • Being 9th from 6th – Long journeys of maternal relatives.
  • Being 8th from 7th _ death of husband or wife / end of marriage.
  • Being 7th from 8th – bequests and legacies through wife or husband
  • Being 6th from 9th – shows ill-health, debts and enemies of father.
  • Being 5th from 10th – investments and speculation in career.
  • Being 4th from 11th – homes of friends and elder brother
  • Being 3rd from 12th – short journeys of secret enemies.
The discussion on Bhavat Bhavam is not complete without the mention of another dictum known as ‘Karako Bhavanashaya’. In simple words a Karaka in its own house is not a good placement. The Karaka destroys the house it represents! Simply put, the planet which is the significator for that house, if placed in that house itself destroys the significations of that house. For example: Jupiter in 5th, Sun in 9th and Mars in 3rd and so on.
Some learned astrologers have opined that this principle mostly harms the living beings it represents than the inanimate aspect of life. However I will leave this to the readers to judge by experience and do not wish to get into any discussion.
The small treatise, “Bhavartha Ratnakara” written by Sri Ramanujacharya and translated by Dr BV Raman gives more insights into this.

Happy Sankranthi

12 Jan

Makar Sankranthi /Pongal /Boghi

14 Jan 2013

Makara Sankranti (मकरसंक्रान्ति, ಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ)

Sankranti is the Sanskrit word in Indian Astrology which refers to the transmigration of the Sun from one Rashi (sign of the zodiac) to another. However, the Sankranti festival usually refers to Makara Sankranti or the transition of the Sun from Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius) to Makara Rashi(Capricorn). The festival therefore takes place around 21 days after the winter solstice (between December 20 and 23) that marks the starting of the phenomenon of ‘northward apparent migration of the sun’ or Uttarayana, literally meaning northward journey of Sun.
Makara Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. According to the lunar calendar, when the sun moves from the Tropic of Capricorn to the Tropic of Cancer or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana, in the month of Pausha in mid-January, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South India. The movement of the Sun from one zodiac sign into another is called Sankranti and as the Sun moves into the Capricorn zodiac known as Makara in Hindi, this occasion is named as Makara Sankranti in the Indian context. It is one of the few Hindu Indian festivals which are celebrated on a fixed date i.e. 14 January every year.
Makara Sankranti, apart from a harvest festival is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase in Indian culture. It is said as the ‘holy phase of transition’. It marks the end of an inauspicious phase which according to the Hindu calendar begins around mid-December. It is believed that any auspicious and sacred ritual can be sanctified in any Hindu family, this day onwards. Scientifically, this day marks the beginning of warmer and longer days compared to the nights. In other words, Sankranti marks the termination of winter season and beginning of a new harvest or spring season.
All over the country, Makara Sankranti is observed with great fanfare. However, it is celebrated with distinct names and rituals in different parts of the country. In the states of northern and western India, the festival is celebrated as the Sankranti day with special zeal and fervor. The importance of this day has been signified in the ancient epics like Mahabharata also. So, apart from socio-geographical importance, this day also holds a historical and religious significance. As it is the festival of Sun God and he is regarded as the symbol divinity and wisdom, the festival also holds an eternal meaning to it.



On this auspicious day when the Sun starts his northern journey, I wish all viewers a happy Makar Sankranthi / Pongal /Boghi and pray Almighty bestow good health and prosperity in the years ahead.


January Panchanga

4 Jan

January 2013 – Monthly Panchanga

Nandana Samvatsara –Dakshinayana / Uttarayana

Hemantha Ritu –Margashira / Pushya Masa


Important events for the month of January are appended below for information and guidance.
01 Jan 2013
  • Sankasta Chaturthi
  • ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ
04 Jan 2013
  • Venus enters Sagittarius. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಮೂಲ ೧ ಧನುಷಿ ಶುಕ್ರ
09 Jan 2013
  • Pradosham
  • ಪ್ರದೋಷ
11 Jan 2013
  • New Moon
  • ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ
13 Jan 2013
  • Bogi Habba
  • ಬೋಗೀ ಹಬ್ಬ
  • Ketu Jayanthi
  • ಕೇತು ಜಯಂತಿ
14 Jan 2013
  • Sun enters Capricorn. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಉಷಾ ೨ ಮಕರೇ ರವಿ
  • Makara  Sankramana
  • ಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಮಣ
  • Uttarayana Punyakala Begins
  • ಉತ್ತರಾಯಣ ಪುಣ್ಯಕಾಲ
  • Sankranthi Festival
  • ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ ಹಬ್ಬ
15 Jan 2013
  • Mercury enters Capricorn. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • ಉಷಾ ೨ ಮಕರೇ ಬುಧ
24 Jan 2013
  • Pradhosha
  • ಪ್ರದೋಷ
25 Jan 2013
  • Mars enter Aquarius. Mars is good in 3, 6 & 11 from natal Moon.
  • ಧನಿ ೩ ಕುಂಭ ಕುಜ
26 Jan 2013
  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಪೂಜೆ
27 Jan 2013
  • Full Moon
  • ಪೌರ್ಣಿಮೆ
  • Banashankari Pooja
  • ಬನಶಂಕರಿ ಪೂಜೆ
28 Jan 2013
  • Venus enters Capricorn. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon.
  • ಉಷಾ ೨ ಮಕರೇ ಶುಕ್ರ
30 Jan 2013
  • Sankasta Chaturthi
  • ಸಂಕಷ್ಟ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ
  • Jupiter turns Direct in Taurus
  • ಋಜು ಗುರು
31 Jan 2013
  • Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana
  • ಶ್ರೀ ತ್ಯಾಗರಾಜ ಆರಾಧನೆ
Disclaimer: This Almanac is published as an advisory only. Individuals are requested to use their discretion and consequently  the author  is not responsible for any damage / loss suffered by them.