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Sapthamsha (D-7)

13 Mar

Sapthamsha (D-7)

Sapthamsha is an expanded view of the 5th house in a Rashi Chart. From this chart we can get information about the native’s happiness from his children, grandchildren as also the disappointments faced from them.

30°of a sign is divided into 7 equal parts and each part will be 4°17´. For Aries it will start at Aries and ends at Libra. For Taurus, it will start at Scorpio and ends at Taurus and this cycle continues.

Basic Indicators

  1. If D-7 Lagna is an Odd Rashi and is associated with Benefics, the native will enjoy happiness from the son.
  2. If D-7 Lagna is an Even Rashi and associated with benefics, the native will enjoy happiness from the daughter.
  3. If D-7 Lagna is associated with Malefics, that native will have no issues and he will be distressed because of this.

Brothers and Sisters

Parashara has explained that from D-7 we can determine whether the native will have siblings and receive happiness from them

  1. If 3rd Lord in D-7 is associated with Malefics, the native will have no brothers and he will be the sole son.
  2. If 3rd Lord in D-7 is associated with Benefics, the native will have many brothers.
  3. If 3rd house in D-7 is occupied by male planets like Sun, Mars and Jupiter, the native will have younger brother.
  4. If 3rd house in D-7 is occupied by female planets like Moon, Venus and Mercury, the native will have younger sister.
  5. Sapthamsha Lagna Lord with Moon or other benefics will bestow brothers. They will prosper, will be courageous, and go-getters, intelligent, wealthy and well known in the society.
  6. The number of afflicted planets / debilitated planets in D-7 indicate that the native will have troubles from that many brothers.
  7. If D-7 Lagna Lord is exalted, the native will receive public recognition, be wealthy, prosper and be well known in the society.
  8. If 3rd house of D-7 is occupied by Sun, Mars and Jupiter, native will have authority, power, status and standing in society.
  9. If D-7 Lagna has female planets like Moon, Venus and Mercury, the native will have many female progeny.
  10. If D-7 has many exalted planets, native will be wealthy and prosperous.
  11. If D-7 has many debilitated planets, native will not prosper and will be in a deplorable condition.
  12. If D-7 Lagna Lord is a malefic and is in another malefic’ s house, the native will not prosper and will be bereft of wealth, progeny and status in life.
  13. If D-7 Lagna Lord is a benefic and is in a benefics house he will enjoy good progeny, wealth, and status and generally be happy in life.

 

Sapthamsha Karakatwas and Results

Sapthamsha details the native’s progeny, their progress and the happiness / distress the parents receive from their children. The seven Amshas of D-7 have been classified by Parashara as follows:

For Odd Rashis (D-1 Lagna in Odd Rashi)
1. Ksharaa (Caustic)

The parents will not enjoy happiness from their progeny and will face humiliation and distress.

2. Ksheera (Milk)

The native will have obedient and dutiful children and they will enhance parent’s prestige.

3. Dadhi (Curd)

Well behaved and beautiful children, they will bring happiness to their parents by their personality

4. Ajyaa (Ghee)

Children will be religious and they will bring prosperity to their parents by their conduct in society.

5. Ikshu (Sugar Cane)

Children will bring happiness / sweetness, contentment and stand behind their parents like a sugar cane.

6. Madhya (Liquor)

Fun loving and carefree children and they will bring happiness to their parents from their fun loving attitude.

7. Shuddha Jala (Pure Water)

Chaste conduct, pure minded and religious progeny. The will bring happiness from their pure mindedness but they will require protection from evil forces.

For Even Rashis (D-1 Lagna in an even Rashi)

The results will be in reverse order namely from 7 to 1.

 

Results of Lagna Lord

The planets which are the D-7 Lagna Lord gives an indication of type of progeny the native will have.

Sun

Heroic, courageous, powerful and stable minded persons. They will be engaged in good deeds.

Moon

Religious, philanthropic and of romantic nature.

Mars

Powerful, victorious and self-confident.

Mercury

Soft spoken, poetic, good in fine arts, attractive, intelligent and good talkers.

Jupiter

Skillful, intelligent, well read, experts occupying high positions.

Venus

Happy go lucky, romantic, experts in music, fun loving and experts in sex.

Saturn

Idiots, idlers and engaged in bad deeds.

 

Reference Book: ‘Varga Sameekshe’ (Kannada) by S Suryanarayana Rao

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balarista

17 Mar

BALARISTA 

The classics while discussing Longevity have classified the life span as follows:

  1. Alpayu (0 to 33 years)
  • Balarista (0 to 12 years)
  • Madharista (12 to 20 years)
  • Yogarista (12 to 33 years)
  1. Madyayu (33 to 65 years)
  2. Poornayu (65 to 100 years)
  3. Amitayu (> 100 years) 

Balarista is a Sanskrit word comprising of “Bal” and “Arista”.  “Bal” refers to infancy and childhood, while the “Arishta” means evil or inauspicious.  In Vedic astrology, it implies specific planetary placement, which may cause death during infancy and/or childhood. The disposition of the Moon in horoscope is the primary factor in deciding the presence of “Balarista” or the vulnerability of the child to suffer seAvere health issues including death. The placement of the Moon in sixth, eighth or twelfth house and also having influence of malefic planets (Sun, Mars, Saturn, and Nodes) generates Balarista. 

Moon controls infancy. Therefore we have to check the strength of Moon at birth. The guideline for this as follows:

  • Moon is weakest on Amavasya.
  • Moon is strongest on Poornima.
  • Weak Moon (WM) is defined as between Krishna Paksha 6th Lunar day to Shukla Paksha 10th Lunar day
  • Strong Moon (SM) is defined as between Shukla Paksha 11th Lunar day to Krishna Paksha 5th Lunar day.

Combinations for Balarista

  1. WM + Malefics (More conjunction, less aspect) in Lagna, Marakasthana and Dusthana.
  2. WM in Lagna, Malefics in Kendras – less resistant to diseases.
  3. WM + Malefics in Kendras.
  4. WM in 12H, Lagna and 8H under Malefic influence, Kendra devoid of benefic influence.
  5. WM in 7H & Malefics in Maraka Houses 2H & 7H
  6. Malefic concentration of planets take place in:
  • Lagna & 8H
  • Lagna & 7H
  • 7H & 8H
  • Kendras & 8H
  1. Retro Benefics in Dusthanas + Malefic influence on Dusthanas.
  2. Benifics in Dusthanas + Retro Malefic influence on Dusthanas.
  3. Lagna + 7H under Malefic influence
  4. Lagna in Rashi Gandantha + Malefic influence on Lagna
  5. Moon in Mrithyu Bhava + Malefic influence on Dusthana – danger for both mother and child.
  6. Lagna Lord in 7H with Malefics under Graha Yuddha and Lagna Lord gets defeated.
  7. Rahu in Lagna + Benefics in Visible Half (12H – 7H) + Malefics in Invisible Half (Lagna – 6H)
  8. Rahu in Lagna + Sun and Mars being 7th from WM, both Lagna and Moon are in danger.
  9. Rahu in Kendra with Malefics, Kendras will get affected.
  10. Person born at eclipse time + (Mars + Saturn) in Lagna. Both Lumanaries + Lagna are in danger.
  11. All planets in Apoklimas (3-6-9-12)
  12. 22nd Dekkanna Lord and / or 64th Navamsha Lord are in Lagna

                                                 AVOIDANCE OF BALARISTA

  1. Lagna to be associated with Lagna Lord
  2. Lagna to be associated with Benefics.
  3. Lagna to be a Benefic sign + Benefics in Kendra.
  4. Strong Benefics (Own house) in Lagna and Kendra.
  5. Lagna Lord in Kendra associated with Benefics with no association with Malefics.
  6. Jupiter in 7H and Vargottama.
  7. LagnaLord and Jupiter in Kendra, Malefics in 3-6-11H.
  8. If one benefic in Kendra, then 8H and 8L should not be affected by Malefics.
  9. Malefic if hemmed by benefics (includes longitude difference) if two or more planets are in one sign.
  10. Sun in 11H (for day born) and Moon in 11H (for night born)
  11. Waxing Moon / Full Moon (SM) in own house, Exalted, placed in Kendra / Trikona, 11H, Benefic hemming, Benefic Vargas, associated with benefics and no association with Malefics.
  12. Moon in 6H / 8H carries no Dosha if
  • day born in KP
  • night born in SP
  • Moon to be in Benefic Drekkana along with benefic association
  1. Adhi Yoga – benefics in 6H / 7H / 8H from Lagna / Moon.
  2. Malefics in 3-6-11H promote life.

Author’s Note

It is the bounden duty of an astrologer to check for Balarista and inform the parents to safeguard the life of the baby (and mother) before venturing into casting the horoscope.

Rathasapthami 2015

26 Jan

 

Rathasapthami

This year Rathasapthami falls on Magha Masa Shukla Paksha Sapthami, Monday,the 26th January 2015.

Ratha Sapthami or Rathasapthami (Sanskrit: रथसप्तमी, Kannada: ರಥಸಪ್ಥಮಿ) or Magha Sapthami is a Hindu festival that falls on the seventh day (Sapthami) in the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month Maagha. It marks the seventh day following the Sun’s northerly movement (Uttarayana) of vernal equinox starting from Capricorn (Makara). It is symbolically represented in the form of the Sun God Surya turning his Ratha (Chariot) drawn by seven horses (representing seven colours) towards the northern hemisphere, in a north-easterly direction. It also marks the birth of Surya and hence celebrated as Surya Jayanthi (the Sun-god’s birthday).

Rathasapthami is symbolic of the change of season to spring and the start of the harvesting season. For most Indian farmers, it is an auspicious beginning of the New Year. The festival is observed by all Hindus in their houses and in innumerable temples dedicated to Surya, across India.

Religious significance

Rathasapthami marks the seventh day following the Sun’s northerly movement (Uttarayana) of vernal equinox starting from Capricorn (Makara). It is symbolically represented in the form of the Sun God Surya turning his Ratha (Chariot) drawn by seven horses, with Aruna as the charioteer, towards the northern hemisphere, in a north-easterly direction. The symbolic significance of the Ratha and the seven horses reigned to it is that it represents the seven colours of the rainbow. The seven horses are also said to represent the seven days of a week starting with Sunday, the day of Sun god Surya. The Rathasapthami festival seeks the benevolent cosmic spread of energy and light from the Sun God.

Rathasapthami also marks the gradual increase in temperature across South India and awaits the arrival of spring, which is later heralded by the festival of Ugadi or the Hindu lunar New Year day in the month of Chaitra.

Religious observances

God Vishnu in his form as Surya (the Sun-God) is usually worshipped on this day. Usually, Rathasapthami begins in households with a purification bath (bathing is also done in a river or sea) by holding several Ekka (Calotropis Gigantea) leaves on their head while bathing and chanting a verse which is supposed to invoke the benevolence of the Lord in all that one indulges in during the rest of the year. Its use during the ritualistic ceremonious bath involves placement of seven leaves – one on the head, two on the shoulders, two on the knees and two on the feet.

The following mantra on Sun god is chanted while taking the bath.

“Saptha Saptha Maha Saptha|

Saptha Dweepa Vasundara|

Sapth Arka Parna Madaya|

Sapthamyam Snana Machareth||”

By following this simple ritual people believe that the Lord will bless them with success for all their endeavors in the coming year. Argyam or (Tharpanam) (water held in the palms) is offered to the Sun God on this day while chanting hymns are performed to the Sun God. It also involves doing a Pooja with the ritual Naivedhya (food offering to God), and offering of flowers and fruits.

Important prayers offered to the Sun god on this occasion are the Adityahridayam, Gayathri, Suryashtakam, Surya Sahasram namam. The preferred time for the pooja is within one hour after sunrise. In places like Mysore and Melkote, ceremonial processions carry the Surya Mandala – the icon of Surya.

The food grain associated with Surya/Sun god is the wholesome Wheat, so on this day Godi/Wheat Payasa or Avalakki/Beaten Rice Payasa/Pudding is prepared and the Payasa is allowed to overflow the pan in which it is being cooked. Perform Pooja and offer fruits and payasa to the god.

 

Happy New Year 2015

29 Dec

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Wishing all my followers and readers a Happy New Year 2015. May God bestow you and your family with good health, happiness, peace and prosperity.

सर्वे जनाह सुखिनो भवन्थु

ज्योतिषी

How to read Dashamsha Chart (D-10)

23 Dec

How to read Dashamsha Chart (D-10)

This is a sequel to my earlier article on Profession.People are frequently asking me to look into their chart for their career graph, like promotion, increment, transfers etc. This is my endeavour to simplify the matter so that any individual can easily decode D-10.But this does not mean that you get all the details of your profession by D-10 alone and therefore you may still have to consult your astrologer for an in depth analysis.

The 10th House represents the ‘Karma’ or ‘Profession. Planets in 10th House, planets aspecting 10th House, 10th Lord and planets aspecting it and the Navamsha dispositor of 10th Lord decide your profession. The nature and Tatwa of the sign of 10th House also gives us a clue about profession. Karakamsha (Navamsha of Atma Karaka) also gives us some information. Similarly, understanding the nature of planets which become significator for profession and the planets exerting influence on these planets is necessary.

Dasamsha or one-tenth part of the Rashi Kundali represents the Profession and is to be used for detailed analysis while profiling one’s career. After you have extracted all the information from Rashi chart then only proceed to D-10. What I have discussed is general in nature and I have tried to keep the content simple to understand by budding astrologers.

 Important: D-10 is to be analysed as chart by itself

 Following are the likely results of the analysis of D-10.

  •  Lagna Lord in Own House / exalted – Good job.
  • Karakas for profession, namely Sun, Saturn and Mercury, if any one of them in own house – Good job.
  • Sun in own house / exalted – good job and will become a good leader in politics.
  • Sun or Saturn in Upachaya (3,6,10 and 11) – Good job
  • 9th Lord in 9th House – Success in profession.
  • Venus alone in 8th House – Lucky and excellent success in profession.
  • 7th Lord of D-1 /D-10 in own house or exalted – Very good progress in profession.
  • 10th Lord of D-1 / D-10 in own house / exalted –Very good job.
  • Lagna Lord, 6th Lord and 9th Lord of D-1 / D10 Lords, if any one of them is debilitated –No success in profession.
  • Lagna Lord in 9th / 9th Lord exalted – Business (Self employed)
  • If Capricorn has malefics – Indulge in bad / evil /illegal profession.
  • Rahu in Lagna – Temporary jobs / frequent transfers/ bad prospects in profession
  • If Lagna has any two planets, namely, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter or Venus – will become Jyothishis, Veda Pundits or Sanskrit scholars.
  • From  Moon Lagna, if 6th  and 9th house has association with Sun and Saturn –Quarrel with superiors and hence uncertainty in profession
  • 10th House / 10th Lord associated with Saturn – Unemployment / dismissal from service.
  • 10th House / Lord or Karakas like, Saturn, Sun are associated with a debilitated planet – Greedy, infamy and goes to jail on bribery charges.
  • D-1 Yogakaraka in Lagna or aspecting Lagna – Raja yoga in profession.
  • If 2nd, 9th, 10th and 11th Lord are together – Will reach top in business.
  • During Dasha / Bhukti of Benefic planets in Kendra – Promotion and success.
  • During Dasha / Bhukti of Malefics planets in Kendra- Setback, demotion, disgrace etc.
  • During Dasha / Bhukti of planets in Trikona – assistance / help from friends and well wishers
  • During Dasha / Bhukti of planets which are powerless, malefic or debilitatated occupying 10th House – Lot of difficulties in profession.

Author’s Note

This is as simple as it can get. Everyone is interested to know their future profession and this is also a guide to their education or specialisation in their college studies. This should be used as a guide only and do not try to take decisions based only on this. As stated earlier, please consult your astrologer for detailed analysis.

Reference

Varga Sameekshe – Kannada classic compiled by S Suryanarayan Rao

 

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