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It is be bett tter er to abstain absta in fro from m adv advisingthe isingthe rest.  Je  ®  emle$e    ´he ³ ees  ÊeÀJ  ³  eb  ³   ³  e$eesÊebÀ ueYeles HeÀueced ~  mLee  ³  eer YeJeefle  ®  eel  ³  evleb jeieë MegkeÌueheìs  ³   ³  eLee ?  www.astrologicalmagazine.com Inside 3 Demystifying  Vedic  V edic Knowledge - 8 7  Words  W ords of Wisdom Wisdom 6 Is Super Moon Good or Bad for the World?   r  y    o o  t   r  S  e   v  C o  Angelina Jolie, 9 Cancer and Remedial Measures Astrological Combinations Astrological Indicating Divorce 13 25  Sunrise and Sunset Timings Timin gs for December De cember 2016  Panchanga for December 2016 29 18 27  A detailed guide of Trikonas and its role in fast tracking spiritual awakening  Dasa Systems and Gouri Jataka This Month for You December 2016 32  www.astrologicalmagazine.com  HeÀueeef ve  ûen®eejsCe met®e³eefvle vle ceveerefH ) i.e. Parellelism from Palmistry  `XmJw Um© ÌH  ÌH mo ^yËdm ~rO§ñ`mgw These three trine houses also represent a nice parallel  , the subtle body after death ( C.f  `XmJw Um©  M[aîUw M  M & g_m{de{V g§g¥ï>ñVXmË_mZ§ {d_w #m{V   Manu Samhita 1.56 The ‘Puryashtaka’ is the very subtle and fine body  which a person takes after his demise. It consists of the fine five elements elements or Pancha Pancha Bhuta, the fine Indriyas and very fine Manas and Buddhi and Vasana and Karma and Vayu and Avidya.  – C.f. ^y Vo  pÝÐ`-_Zmo-~w -~w{Õ-dmgZm-H _©-dm`d… -dm`d… & A{dÚm MmîQ>H§ àmo ŠV§  ŠV§ nw`©îQ>_ {fgÎm_¡ ¥ … && Thus the intellectuality and the mental constitution of the present corporal life are the direct children of a person’s past actions which are shown in the 5th house. Thus the 5th house gives rise to the 1 st house in its later and higher evolution. Not only the mental and physical constitution but also a person’s person’s integrity to the three main lines in the palm of every individual,  viz. (1)  Life Line corresponding to the 1 st  house or Lagna) (2) the  Heart Line (corresponding to the 5th house (C.f. ‘Leo’ is the 5th sign or part of a Kalapurusha and this also indicates the heart of the Kalapurusha and (3) the Head Line (corresponding to the 9th house ) (the house of knowledge, religion and piety) ( C.f. the 9th house of Kalapurusha which is Sagittarius. This sign represents the high or upper upper leg showing showing higher level of travel both in the terrestrial tourings in holy places as well as in the superterrestrial plane viz. in the realm of metaphysical knowledge, second sight etc.) etc.) The Life line really represents in the Science of Cheirosophy, a person’s Karma or achievements as a direct result of his own exertions i.e. the effort of his body limbs. Thus the 1 st house or Lagna also shows the body of the native in astrology.  www.astrologicalmagazine.com It is extremely interesting to discern also that the three trine houses of Astrology present a fine parallel and counterpart in the three divisions in the finger portion of the palm also  viz., (a) the top phalanges of the finger (b) the middle phalanges and (c) the third or bottom phalanges. It is curious to observe that the Cheirosophists find in the uppermost divisions spiritual and super-physical traits, and in the middle mental and intellectual powers, and in the lowest zone i.e. in the lowermost phalanges the physical and the material assets of a person.  divide ide the  Again  Aga in we fin find d tha thatt the Che Cheiro irosop sophis hists ts  div  whole palm again into three zones viz., the first zone representing the finger portion (the carpal carpal processes, the second zone covering the upper half of the Metacarpal portion and the third zone representing the lower half of the Metacarpal region of the palm. In this arrangement of zone division, the finger portion represents the spiritual abilities, activities and potentialities of a person; the second zone shows the mental and intellectual , while the t he third zone represents the physical and material one. Indeed, it is a highly  verified fact in the science of Palmistry that persons having very long finger portions are highly spiritual and have developed super-physical knowledge ( C.f. the 9th house or the third trikona). In the Tantrasastras Tantrasastras the Trikona Bhavana always refers to the Matri-Chakra or Devi-Chakra (_mV¥MH« dm Xo drMH« Xo drMH« )  which is the real source of all power and potentiality in the cosmic evolution of the universe. Similar is the case  with our small body with its full Trinity ( viz., physicalmental – and spiritual aspect), which is only a miniature replica of the bigger universe – the Microcosm being but an exact mirror of the Macrocosm in the form of an epitome. In the Vedas and Upanishads U-VISHNU i.e. Protection and  preservation – C. f. Heart-line of Palmistry. The 5th house or 2nd TriTri- kona  of astrology. astrology. (The Vaishnavite regard for animal life   i. e., commiseration, sympathy, sympat hy, mercy etc., all represent the th 5  house) M-SIVA OR RUDRA  i.e. Destruction or  annihilation- C . f .   t h e  H e a d - l i n e o f cheirosophy, and the 9th house  or 3 rd Trikona in astrology. Metaphysical knowledge bringing Moksha or Final  Annihilation of the Person Person.. (It should be specially noted that Siva typifies Knowledge especially especially the higher and the metaphysical one. C. f. Sivah Jnanamayah ‘ ( {ed…kmZ_`…)  {ed…kmZ_`…), Jnanancha Samkaradichchet kmZ§M e§H am{XÀN>oV²  __) It is also remarkable that the higher metaphysical knowledge at last leads to  Mo  Moks ks ha or  La ya in the Parabrahma. Sivaor Rudra indeed betokens annihilation or Laya. And ‘Moksha’ or ‘Nirvana’ is no doubt the total annihilation of the Individual Being, in the Supreme Spirit. Thus it will be found that the Trikona houses are the most vital and essential houses of the horosfully the Trinity Trinity cope, representing and comprehending fully In reality, these three embrace fully the life all the houses. In other the  Lakshmi Bhavanas  or the Sakti  houses are the real real Powe Powerr Houses Houses of of the Vishu Bhavanas These three Trikona Bhavanas or Trine Houses also  which are the Kendras or quadrants. (C.F. (C.F. Markandeya represent the full Pranava or  omkar  (›H ma )  which  PUrana‘s Duruga Saptasati  where all the powers powers of all underlies every phenomenon phenomenon and every substance. the gods, mustered into one and were united u nited to form one The three syllables syllables of Pranava are A (A ) U( C )  and Great Sakti which is Vaishavi or Lakshmi or Chandika M( _ ) representing the three different phases of the  or Durga). It is these houses of the horoscope which  Paramatma matma or PARABRAHMA and also the impregnate the life of every individual with rhyme and same  Para three different stages of Jivatma ( OrdmË_m   OrdmË _m ) (i.e.  the rhythm, with law and order, with a full array of all the essential factors or elements which contribute to an individual soul) also. individual‘s full evolution, and thus ring  the  the vibration of  A-BRAHMA Omkar (‘›H ma ‘) ‘) through every individual and thus bring  his fullest unfoldment, development and fulfilment on i.e, Creation = – Cf. the life-line of cheirosophy, terrestrial orb. ( FOR) and the first Trikona or Lagna this terrestrial  of astrology- the body. body.  www.astrologicalmagazine.com  Sunrise and Sunset Timings for December 2016 Date December 2016 Bengaluru Sunrise local time Sunset Hyderabad Sunrise local time Sunset Mumbai Sunrise local time Sunset Ne w D e l h i Sunrise local time Sunset Thiruvananthapur Sunrise local time Sunset 1 6:26 AM 5:51 PM 6:30 AM 5:40 PM 6:56 AM 6:02 PM 6:57 17:22 6:22 AM 6:03 PM 2 6:26 AM 5:51 PM 6:31 AM 5:40 PM 6:57 AM 6:02 PM 6:58 17:22 6:23 AM 6:03 PM 3 6:27 AM 5:51 PM 6:31 AM 5:40 PM 6:57 AM 6:02 PM 6:58 17:22 6:23 AM 6:03 PM 4 6:27 AM 5:52 PM 6:32 AM 5:40 PM 6:58 AM 6:02 PM 6:59 17:22 6:24 AM 6:04 PM 5 6:28 AM 5:52 PM 6:32 AM 5:41 PM 6:58 AM 6:02 PM 7:00 17:23 6:24 AM 6:04 PM 6 6:29 AM 5:52 PM 6:33 AM 5:41 PM 6:59 AM 6:03 PM 7:01 17:23 6:25 AM 6:04 PM 7 6:29 AM 5:53 PM 6:34 AM 5:41 PM 7:00 AM 6:03 PM 7:01 17:23 6:25 AM 6:05 PM 8 6:30 AM 5:53 PM 6:34 AM 5:41 PM 7:00 AM 6:03 PM 7:02 17:23 6:26 AM 6:05 PM 9 6:30 AM 5:53 PM 6:35 AM 5:42 PM 7:01 AM 6:04 PM 7:03 17:23 6:26 AM 6:06 PM 10 6:31 AM 5:54 PM 6:35 AM 5:42 PM 7:01 AM 6:04 PM 7:03 17:23 6:27 AM 6:06 PM 11 6:31 AM 5:54 PM 6:36 AM 5:42 PM 7:02 AM 6:04 PM 7:04 17:24 6:27 AM 6:06 PM 12 6:32 AM 5:54 PM 6:36 AM 5:43 PM 7:02 AM 6:05 PM 7:05 17:24 6:28 AM 6:07 PM 13 6:32 AM 5:55 PM 6:37 AM 5:43 PM 7:03 AM 6:05 PM 7:05 17:24 6:28 AM 6:07 PM 14 6:33 AM 5:55 PM 6:38 AM 5:44 PM 7:04 AM 6:05 PM 7:06 17:25 6:29 AM 6:08 PM 15 6:33 AM 5:56 PM 6:38 AM 5:44 PM 7:04 AM 6:06 PM 7:07 17:25 6:29 AM 6:08 PM 16 6:34 AM 5:56 PM 6:39 AM 5:44 PM 7:05 AM 6:06 PM 7:07 17:25 6:30 AM 6:09 PM 17 6:34 AM 5:56 PM 6:39 AM 5:45 PM 7:05 AM 6:07 PM 7:08 17:26 6:30 AM 6:09 PM 18 6:35 AM 5:57 PM 6:40 AM 5:45 PM 7:06 AM 6:07 PM 7:08 17:26 6:31 AM 6:10 PM 19 6:36 AM 5:57 PM 6:40 AM 5:46 PM 7:06 AM 6:07 PM 7:09 17:27 6:31 AM 6:10 PM 20 6:36 AM 5:58 PM 6:41 AM 5:46 PM 7:07 AM 6:08 PM 7:10 17:27 6:32 AM 6:11 PM 21 6:37 AM 5:58 PM 6:41 AM 5:47 PM 7:07 AM 6:08 PM 7:10 17:28 6:32 AM 6:11 PM 22 6:37 AM 5:59 PM 6:42 AM 5:47 PM 7:08 AM 6:09 PM 7:11 17:28 6:33 AM 6:12 PM 23 6:38 AM 5:59 PM 6:42 AM 5:48 PM 7:08 AM 6:10 PM 7:11 17:29 6:33 AM 6:12 PM 24 6:38 AM 6:00 PM 6:43 AM 5:48 PM 7:09 AM 6:10 PM 7:11 17:29 6:34 AM 6:13 PM 25 6:38 AM 6:00 PM 6:43 AM 5:49 PM 7:09 AM 6:11 PM 7:12 17:30 6:34 AM 6:13 PM 26 6:39 AM 6:01 PM 6:44 AM 5:49 PM 7:10 AM 6:11 PM 7:12 17:30 6:35 AM 6:14 PM 27 6:39 AM 6:01 PM 6:44 AM 5:50 PM 7:10 AM 6:12 PM 7:13 17:31 6:35 AM 6:14 PM 28 6:40 AM 6:02 PM 6:44 AM 5:50 PM 7:10 AM 6:12 PM 7:13 17:32 6:36 AM 6:15 PM 29 6:40 AM 6:03 PM 6:45 AM 5:51 PM 7:11 AM 6:13 PM 7:13 17:32 6:36 AM 6:15 PM 30 6:41 AM 6:03 PM 6:45 AM 5:52 PM 7:11 AM 6:13 PM 7:14 17:33 6:37 AM 6:16 PM 31 6:41 AM 6:04 PM 6:46 AM 5:52 PM 7:12 AM 6:14 PM 7:14 17:33 6:37 AM 6:16 PM  All times are in local time for the respective res pective cities  www.astrologicalmagazine.com Sri Surya Prakash Memorial Endowment Lectures | REPORT BY NIRUPAMA  He first Surya Prakash Endowment lecture at the Indian Institute of World Culture, Bangalore, insituted by Raman & Rajeswari Research Foundation was delivered by Dr. T. S. Vasan and Raman Suprajarama, the erstwhile grandson of Dr. B. V. Raman on 9th September 2016 on Demystifying Astrology. The duo kept the audience very much engaged and answered the audience queries with ease to their satisfaction. The second Surya Prakash Endowment lecture at the Indian Institute of World Culture, Bangalore was delivered by Prof. Gajendra, Secretary, Karnataka Federation of Astrologers and a scholar in Jyotisha, on the fascinating subject of Pancha Pakshi Pakshi Sastra. Prof. Gajendra who runs the Aditya Aditya School of Astrology and trains hundreds of students stud ents mentioned that mention ment ion of this Sastra is made in the in the Taittiri Taittiriya ya Upanishad. He spoke on the much unknown science and kept the packed audience spell bound with his oratory skills and abundant knowledge of the subject. Music Legend Passes Away Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, a global icon of carnatic music, with a magnificently rich voice breathed his last 22nd November 2016 in Chennai after prolonged illness. He was 86. The singer, who dedicated his life to to the cause of music and took it to international i nternational platform was known for his beautiful compositions. A child prodigy  who rose to beco become me a music musician ian of imme immense nse vers versatilit atilityy in all fiel fields ds and held sway over rasikas with his mesmerising voice and unique way of rendering compositions, Dr. Mangalamapalli Balamuralikrishna  was awarded awarded France France government’s government’s Chevalier of the Ordre des des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters). With over 25,000 concerts to his credit, worldwide, the great music collosus was known for his legendary collaborations with other greats like Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Being well versed in violin too, Dr. Balamurali Krishna is credited with composing music and acting in several Kannada films too, apart from having left his imprint as a composer, poet, multi instrumentalist and innovator Dr. Balamuralikrishna had very great regard to Dr. B. V. Raman & Smt. Rajeswari Raman, the Chief Editor's parents and visited our home several times. In fact he performed at one of Dr. B. V. Raman's birthday events in Bangalore. The singer-composer Mangalamapalli Balamuralikrishna, caught the nation’s attention a ttention in Doordarshan’s iconic music video ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’ Tumhara’ in the eighties. With a voice magnificently rich and instantly recognisable, Balamuralikrishna excelled excelled not only as singer but left his imprint as a composer, poet, multiinstrumentalist and innovator of ragas and taalas. The Astrological eMagazine family is deeply saddened at the demise of the musical monarch and offers its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.  www.astrologicalmagazine.com Dasa Systems and Gouri Jataka | PROF. R.V. V AIDY  AIDYA  A  M. A., B.T. I NTRODUCTION : I am not an astrologer myself, but I take interest in discussing astrological problems and specially the principles underlying various systems and methods of horoscope reading. When I meet learned men among astrologers, it becomes really amusing to find each of them claiming at least a 70 percent correct result for the system followed by him. I do not understand how all systems can give equally accurate results, when they differ from one another in three respects, viz., (1) the adoption of Ayanamsa (20) the adoption of a Dasa system and (3) the adoption of a hyleg. In this short article, I will attempt to point out glaring differences in the times of period on account of different factors involved in the application of rules of directional astrology and then I will show how to apply the Gouri Jataka which appears to give good results.  I. Effect of Adopting Different  Ay an am s as : Very few people follow the Yogini system. There are of course some who prefer the  Ashtot  Ash totta tari ri to Vims Vimshot hotta tari ri.. Bu But, t, even when any of them be followed, it would be instructive to see how the difference in the adoption of different ayanamsas (i.e. following different almanacs) affects the calculated dates of the “end of a planetary Dasa.” I take, for example, the case of a child born at Gwalior, on 2nd August 1951, at sunrise i.e., at 5 hrs 44 m. A.M. S.T. S.T. In the following table t able are given the Lagna and the Sun, the Moon and the corresponding Nakshatra at birth as reckoned by the follower of each almanac. Similarly, the planet, under whose Mahadasa the child would be said to have been, the “Bhogya’’ (i.e. period yet to go) and the difference of year, as compared with the time calculated by a follower of THE ASTROLOGICAL MAGAZINE, have been respectively given in the last 3 columns. (a) Vimshottari Mahadasa (120 years) Planets Ra R av i Chandra Kuja Rahu Guru Sa n i B ud h a Kethu Sukra Years 6 10 7 18 16 19 17 7 20 Kritti. Rohini Mriga. Ardra Punar Pushya Aslesha Magha Pubba Uttara Hasta Chitra S wa t i Visak. Anu. Jyeshta Moola P. Asha U. Ush. Srava. Dh a n . Sa t a . P.Bha. U.Bhad. Revati Asvini Bharani Nak. (b) Ashtottari Mahadasa (108 years) Planets Years Ravi 6  Ardra. Naksha. Punar. Pushya  Aslesh C ha nd r a 15 Magha Pubba Uttara Kuja 8 Hasta Chitra S wa t i Visak. Budha Sani Guru 17 10 19 Anu. P.Asha Dhan. Jyesh. U.Asha. Sata. Moola Abhijit P.Bha. Srava. Rahu 12 U. Bha. Revati Aswini Bharani Sukra 21 Krittik Rohini Mriga. (c) Yogini Dasa (36 years) Dasa Name Years Mangala Pingala Dhanya Bhramari Bhadrika Ulka Siddha Sankata 1 7 Rohini Uttara P. Asha  Ardra Nakha. Chitra S ra v a n a 2 Punar. Swati Dhan. 3 4  Aswini Pushya Aslesha Visakha Anura. Sata. P.Bha. 5 Bhar. Magha Jyeshta U.Bha. 6 Krittika Pubba Moola Revati 8 Mriga. Hasta U. Ashad A trained teacher of high standing, was superintendent of the Astronomical Astronomical Observatory at Ujjain for well-read in Ancient Hindu Literature. He was a keen student of both Indian and Western Astrology Astrology..  www.astrologicalmagazine.com N.B: - The Dasa Systems : There are three systems  viz., z.,   the of Mahadasa known to our astrologers,  vi Vimshottari, the Ashtottari and the Yogini, the first one being in general use in Northern India. The table above gives the periods allotted to each planet and the Nakshatras over which they have a control. Nakshatra at birth as reckoned by the follower of each almanac. Similarly, the planet, under whose Mahadasa the child would be said to have been the ”Bhogya” (i.e., (i.e. , the period yet to go) and the difference  Almanac Lag. & Sun. Ayanamsa Aya namsa The Astrological ° ‘ Magazine Ephemeris Raivat Panchanga Ketaki Pa Panchanga Gwalior Panchanga Lahiri Ephemeris Ujjain Ephemeris 21 43 19 11 22 51 23 22 23 11 Sayan of years, as compared with the time calculated by a follower of THE ASTROLOGICAL MAGAZINE, have been respectively given in the last 3 columns. From the table, it would be easily seen that the shifting of the data for any particular period or sub-period would  be ‘’not a negligible quantity’ quantity’’. ’. If, for example, example, we write down the Dasas and antardasas of planets by each system, it will be interesting to note the various gures which we get for  the  the end of the period of Mercury (say) as shown  below : Moon ° ‘ Place ° ‘ 107 109 106 105 105 128 11 43 3 32 43 54 96 99 95 95 95 118 46 19 39 8 19 30 Diff. Bhogya Nak. ° ° ‘ ‘ Planet Y.M.D Pushya Pushya Pushya Pushya Pushya Aslesha 3 5 2 1 1 1 26 58 19 48 59 48 Sani Sani Sani Sani Sani Budha 14-1-3 10-9-0 15-8-2 16-5-7 16-1-24 1-11-0 Y.M.D ... . -3-4-3 +1-7-9 +2-4-4 +2-0-21 No c ompa r is on desirable 1. Yr . According to Sayana system, Mercury would end when the child’ age would be 1 M. 11 D. 0 2. 3. 4. ,, ,, ,, Raivat Ketaki Grahalaghava ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, 27 32 33 9 8 5 0 9 7 5. ,,  A.M. Ephemeris Ephemeris ,, ,, 31 1 3 II.  Effect of Adopting Different Planets for a  when it is the birth horoscope (Lagna Kundali) and  Hylegg : Some learned astrologers advocate the adoption not the Rasi Kundali which would be seen to control  Hyle of the application of Vimshottari Dasa System not to a particular child; but I do not know any quotation the Moon at birth but to the nakshatra occupied by the from old books on astrology which one should quote in support of this change. The effect of taking Lagna, Lagna. (i.e. Ascendant) or by the Sun, whichever of in place of the Moon, or the Sun in place of the Moon the two would be considered as the strongest. I think,  would cause a change change in planets’ periods so much, that astrologers are justified in making such a change, it would be rather unwise even to try to compare them. * The celebrated Satyacharya clearly suggests in his Satyasamhita that according as Janma lagna or Chandra Lagna is more powerful the  ruling Dasa must be determined from Lagna Nakshatra or Janma Nakshatra.  b½Z§ d  d MÝÐb½Z§ dm OZZo `Ûbm{YH _²   VXmaä` XemZr` b½Z§ Mo  MoÅ>bdÎma_² -Ed. A.M.  continued on 36  www.astrologicalmagazine.com The Astrological eMagazine  Panchanga  P anchanga for December 2016  First column gives the English dates and next to it the names of the regional months and dates. The ending moments of Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana are given in the 24 hour clock extending to 30 hours. Of the Nityayogas, Vishkumbha, Parigha, Vyatipata, Vajra, Vyaghata, Vaidhruthi, Sula, Ganda and Atiganda are generally spurned for auspicious events and they are marked in  red in the Panchanga. Vydhru Vydhruti ti pervades from 346°40’ to 360° and Vyatipata from 213°20’ to 226°40’ of the sum of the Nirayana longitudes of the Sun and the Moon. Vydhruti and Vyatipata Vyatipata punyakaala are observed on the day when the yogas prevail for 1½ hours or more, when Sraddha is performed by the astute. These two belong belong to the shannavati shannavati -96- Sraddhas ordained ordained for a householder. householder. Considering the astronomical astronomical implications, the Sayana Sayana Vydhruti Vydhruti and Vyatipata Vyatipata days are also indicated in the Panchanga. Panchanga. The auspicious Amritayoga and Siddhayoga and inauspicious Maranayoga and Prabalarishtayoga Prabalarishtayoga come under Amirtaadiyoga scheme and are different from the Nityayogas. The Karana is the half of the Tithi. They are mainly classified as Sthira - fixed or immovable immovable and Chara or moveable. moveable. The Chara Karanas are are seven in number and and the Sthira are only only four. The fixed ones are inauspicious. inauspicious. They are Sakuni, Chatushpada, Chatushpad a, Naga and Kimsatug Kimsatugna. na. The seven movable Karanas are in their order, Bava, Baalava, Kaulava, Taitila, Taitila, Gara, Vanija Vanija and Vishti Vishti (or Bhadra.) Among the movable Karanas Vishti or Bhadra is considered to be of dreadful. The forbidden Karanas are marked in red for easy identification. We have most of our our religious observances pegged on to the Tithis. Pournamipooja Chandradarisana, Sankataharachaturthi Sankataharachaturthi Vrata, Shastivrata, Ekadasi Vrata and Pradosha are specially mentioned in the Panchan Panchanga. ga.  Pournamipooja is done in the evenings on days the full Moon is prevalent. Chandradarisana is observed on the evening on the day when the crescent Moon appears for the the first time in the west after after the Amavasya. Chaturthi of the Krishnapaksha Krishnapaksha or Bahula Chaturthi Chaturthi of every month is known as  Sankataharachaturthi. The evenings of Sukla and Krishna Trayodasi Trayodasi days are specially observed as Pradosha Vrata days. The important dates and festivals for December 2016 are as follows: 01. Thursday Chandradarisana; 02 Friday Sayana Vyatipata.; Abhiyoga Triteeya; 03 Saturday Maasachaturthi. Badri Gauri Vrata; 04 Sunday Nagapanchami.; 05 Monday Shuklapaksha Shastivrata., Guha Shasti, Sravanavrata., Subrahmanya Shasti (S.India), Champa Shasti (Maharashtra), Mulakarupini Shasti (Bengal); 06 Tuesday Mitra / Pava /Saptami.; 07 Wednesday Durga/ Budha Ashtami.; 09 Friday Vyatipatasraddha. ; 10 Saturday Kaisika/ Mauna Ekadasi (Jain) ; Shuklapaksha /Mokshada Ekadasi, Gita Jayanti, Lakshmi Vrata ends. ; 11 Sunday Mahaalakshmi Utpathi Dina. , Akhanda/ Ulka/ Matsya Dwadasi , Mrityunjaya / Shuklapaksha Pradosha. , Ksheerabdi Sayana Vrata., Bharani Dipam; 12 Monday Krittika Dipam, Tiriruvannamalai Tirukartiakai Deepam., Ananga Trayodasi , Krittikavrata.; 13 Tuesday  Huthri-3 days (Coorg), Sarvaalaya Deepa., Vaikanasa Deepa, Margi Pournima ,Tripura ,Tripura Bhairava Jayanti., Pournamip Pournamipooja ooja , Sri Datta Jayanti (Maharashtra& Andhra), Dattatreya Jayanti, Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet), Fateha Dwaz Daham or Barawafat (Moslem); 14 Wednesday Sayana Vydhruti., Pancharaatra Deepa., 15 Thursday Parasurama Jayanti.; 16 Friday Dhanurmasa Poojaarambha, Sankataharachaturthi.; 17 Saturday Vydhrutisraddha.; 18 Sunday Id-e-Maulad (Moslem); 19 Monday Krishnapaksha Shastivrata., Manda Shasti.; 20 Tuesday Tuesday Sarvata Saptami ; 21 Wednesday Uttarayana Day, Day, Ashtaka (Pukpashtaka), Kaalabhairava Ashtami (in Kaasi), Kaala/ Sankara/ Budha Ashtami ; 23 Friday Birthday of Parsvanatha (Jain); 24 Saturday Utpathi/ Saphala/Krishnapaksha Ekadasi, Christmas Eve (Christian); 25 Sunday Kanchi Maha Periyava Aaradhana., Akhanda Dwadasi., Birthday of Sadhu T.L.Vaswani T.L.Vaswani (Sindhi), Hanukah (Jewish), Christmas Day (Christian); 26 Monday Jor Mela (3 Days) (Punjab), Krishnapaksha / Soma Pradosha.; 27 Tuesday Masashivaratri., Krishna/  Angaraka Chaturthi (Yama Tarpana); Tarpana); 28 Wednesday Sayana Vyatipata., Sarva/ Vakula Amavasya (Odisha), Kamala Jayanti. (Midnight); 29 Thursday Hanumat Jayanti.; 30 Friday Chandradarisana ; 31 Saturday New Year Year Eve (Christian) The MOON Vrischika in rasi enters: Dhanus on 01st at 02h 02h 37m.; Makara on 03rd 03rd at 13h 46m.; Kumbha Kumbha on 05th at 23h 03m.; 03m.;  Meena on 08th at 05h 27m.; Mesha on 10th at 08h 29m.; Vrishabha Vrishabha on 12th at 08h 51m. 51m. ; Mithuna on 14th at 08h 08h 14m.;  Karkataka on 16th at 08h 08h 51m.; Simha on 18th 18th at 12h 40m.; Kanya Kanya on 20th at 20h 40m.; 40m.; Tula Tula on 23rd at 08h 06m.; 06m.; Vrischika on 25th at 20h 52m.; Dhanus on 28th at 09h 01m.; Makara on 30th at 19h 38m. The SUN in Vrischika rasi enters Dhanus on the 15th at 20h.55m.; In Anuradha nakshatra enters Jyeshtha on 02nd 17h.52m.; 17h.52m.;  Mula nakshatra enters on on 15th 20h.55m. 20h.55m. And Purvasadha nakshatra enters enters on 28th 23h.08m. 23h.08m.  www.astrologicalmagazine.com    )   a    h   s   u   a    P   –   a   r    i   s   a   g   r   a    M   r   a   n   u    L    (    6    1    0    2    R    6   E    1   B    0   M    2   E    C   r   e   E    b   D    R   m   e    O   c   e   F    D   A   r   G   o   N    A    f    H   a   C   g   N   n   A   a   P    )    h   c   u   n   n   a   a   h    P   D    /    i    h   z   a   g   r   a    M   –   a    k    i    h   c   s   u   r    V    /    i   a   g    i    h    t   r   a   a    K    (  www.astrologicalmagazine.com    )   a    h   s   u   a    P   –   a   r    i   s   a   g   r   a    M   r   a   n   u    L    (    6    1    0    2    R    6   E    1   B    0   M    2   E    C   r   e   E    b   D    R   m   e    O   c   e   F    D   A   r   G   o   N    A    f    H   a   C   g   N   n   A   a   P    )    h   c   u   n   n   a   a   h    P   D    /    i    h   z   a   g   r   a    M   –   a    k    i    h   c   s   u   r    V    /    i   a   g    i    h    t   r   a   a    K    (  www.astrologicalmagazine.com How is this Month for You?  December 2016  V ARAHAMIHIRA   The Sun enters Sagittarius on 15th  December. December. Mars enters Aquarius on 11th December. Venus enters Capricorn on 2nd December and Aquarius on 20 th December  December.. Jupiter Jupiter,, Mercury, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu stay in Virgo, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Leo and Scorpio respectively. This offers a good position. You succeed in every venture  you unde undertake. rtake. At times things are very easily achie achieved. ved.  Aswini, Bharani & Krittika 1 Professional elevation is but a cakewalk for you. You Mars and Ketu are favourable. Others act with vigour and because of you influence you get  your achieve achievements ments proper properly ly routed. routed. There will gain gain of are not.  various  vario us kind kinds. s. You unde undertake rtake trave travels ls shor shortt and long and Despite many odds you easily succeed. The fact is that get favours out of them. Your contracts get favourably  your tenacity tenacity often helps you to vanquish the en enemies emies extended and though one of the concerned persons is and remove the obstacles. The bickerings in personal circles disturb your life. But you establish yourself dissatisfied you can pacify him by suitable mediations. firmly and an opposition has to become futile. You There will be valuable gifts and women will be excited succeed in ventures and despite the violation and at the ornaments and clothes which they aspired for. absence of encouragement or proper gesture you Problems of stomach caused by travel and improper manage the situation by enjoying in the work most food disturb you. There will be realization of ambitions of the time. The damages are properly compensated to some extent. and job seekers perform well in interviews. Those in police or army meet with splendid results and even get Flow of income is quite good. Marriage proposals click recognized for merit such as elevation they get in often and you chose the right partner. Newlyweds have an a cause for envy and this at times make them unhappy. enjoyable honeymoon. You lose in disputes. disputes . Problems of health If you are engaged in business you work enthusiastically Krittika 2, 3, 4: You Favourable currents cheer you up. though there are attempts to sideline you by some cause concern. Favourable kinsmen. Your contracts often get cancelled. Rohini: You You fain in disputes. You You gain from investments. Marriage proposals do not click. Newlyweds are fairly Unfavourable currents disturb you. happy. Mrigasira 1, 2 : You You lose in disputes. disputes . Problems of health Favourable currents cheer you up.  Aswini  Aswi ni:Y :You ou lose in disputes. di sputes. You gain from investments. investmen ts. cause concern. Favourable Favourable currents make you happy. MESHA (Aries) Bharani : You gain from disputes. You gain from investments. Unfavourable currents disturb you. Krittika  1:You lose in disputes. Problems of health cause concern. Favourable Favourable currents cheer you up.  VRISHABA (Taurus) (Taurus) Krittika 2, 3, 4, Rohini & Mrigasira 1, 2 Mars in the second half, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus grace you. Others do not. MITHUNA (Gemini) Mrigasira 3, 4, Aridra & Punarvasu 1, 2, 3 The Sun in the first fir st half, Venus, Saturn and Rahu favour you. Others do not. This offers a grim picture. In fact you are disappointed in many matters and despite your repeated efforts many things recede away from you. Your influence is not in depth in some matters. With all these you have faithful associates who make your ventures partially successful. Some problems with the government disturb you. It may be application for loan or permit for  www.astrologicalmagazine.com starting some organization. People in the bureaucratic and you win ultimately. Enemies who have been disturbing you keep away from you. In matters relating level help you to some extent. You are rewarded for the hard  At the hig higher her lev level el you are not fav favour oured. ed. You are den denied ied to property you succeed. You undertakee some short travels many important opportunities show your talents and this  work you have done. You undertak happiness in the causes disappointment. There is flow of income and the  which lead to many benefits. There is happiness investments fetch good returns. Marriage proposals draw family. Money which has been denied to you earlier is now within your reach. flak. Newlyweds feel quite happy. Mrigasira 3, 4 : You You lose in disputes. dispute s. Problems of health Some matters relating to money get blocked. But they end of the month. cause concern. Favourable currents make you happy.  will be settled before the end  Aridra  Aridr a: You You gain in disputes. disp utes. You You gain from investment. inves tment. There is tremendous success in the matters involving Favourable currents make you happy. risk. Those with an adventurous spirit get accolades. Punarvasu 1, 2, 3 : You gain from disputes. You gain Marriage proposals click. Newlyweds have an ordinary from investments. Unfavourable currents disturb you. time though some of their plans succeed. KARKATAKA(Cancer) Punarvasu 4, Pushya & Aslesha Magha: You You lose in disputes. You You gain from fr om investments. Favourable currents make you happy. The Sun in the early half, is favourable. Purvaphalguni : You gain from disputes. You gain from disputes. Unfavourable currents disturb you. Others are not. This offers a grim picture. With a meagre supply of Uttaraphalguni 1: You lose in disputes. Problems of planets experiences, this period is not, by and large, health cause concern. Favourable currents make you interesting. You take up several ventures only the find happy. that they are block earlier due to financial or technical reasons. The fact is that very skilled people work KANYA (Virgo)  with you, but your lethargy and indifference indifference does not not Uttaraphalguni 2, 3, 4, Hasta & offering the necessary momentum required to continue Chitta 1, 2 the work. In official life you incur the displeasure if the higher-ups on important matters. matt ers. If you are connected The Sun in the first half, Mars in the  with  wit h busi business ness mism mismana anagemen gementt lead leadss to conf confusio usion n second half, Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Ketu are and leads to the total disarray resulting in the affairs. favourable. Others are not. Except that you get some favours from the government in the form of loan or permit you find that the period This offers a fairly good picture. Though some major problems remain undecided the routine matters go in ways makes you happy. Marriage proposals draw flak. Newlyweds also find that forward in an interesting way. In the official life you move to a person which offers scope for development. some opposition from kinsmen to them. Moreover you are put in charge of expansion and you Punarvasu 4: You You gain from disputes. dispu tes. Problems of health perform your activities with great skill. There is stiff cause concern. Unfavourable currents disturb you. opposition at times and you quell that with might. If Pushya : You lose from disputes. You gain from  you are engaged in business you are able able to expand it investments. Favourable Favourable currents cheer you up. as planned. Thou you undergo dislocation at times it  Aslesh  Asl esha a: You gain from investments. Problems of health proves to be a blessing because of the new avenues it opens. cause concern. Unfavourable currents disturb you. SIMHA (Leo) (Makha, Poorvaphalguni and Uttaraphalguni 1) Mars in the first half and Jupiter, are favourable. Others are not. This offers a fairly good picture. Though you have to face troubles, your luck and power push you forward You have very faithful assistants assista nts and with some of them  you work in confidence. confidence. There is disappointment caused by the impediments in  your travel plans. Some contracts do not get extended. Marriage proposals do not click. Newlyweds are quite happy through they have strained relations with some senior kinsmen.  www.astrologicalmagazine.com Uttaraphalguni 2, 3, 4 : You lose in disputes. Problems of health cause concern. Favourable comments cheer you up. Hasta: You You gain in disputes. dis putes. You You gain from investments. in vestments. Unfavourable currents disturb you. Chitta 1, 2: You lose in disputes. Problems of health cause concern. Favourable currents make you happy. TULA (Libra) Chitta 3,4, Swati & Visakha 1, 2, 3  Au sp ic io us ev en  Ausp ents ts ad or n yo ur ho hous us e. Th er eree is restoration of losses. Those who are unwell get good drugs for treatment. You are able to transfer money from a different place successfully. You are excited at some new gifts. gifts . Marriage proposals propos als are successful. Newlyweds enjoy a happy honeymoon. You undertake a happy trip with the family.  Visakha 4 : You You gain from disputes. Problems of health cause concern. Unfavourable currents disturb you.  Anuradha  Anuradh a: You lose from disputes. You gain from investments. Favourable Favourable currents cheer you up.  Jyestha: You You gain from investments. invest ments. Problems of health cause concern. Unfavourable currents disturb you. The Sun in the second half, Venus and Rahu grace you. Others do not. This offers a grim picture. It is true that your earlier influence has now waned and despite this your official position is fairly good. You exercise power within DHANUS (Sagittarius)  your sphere sphere and though some some mischievous mischievous miscreants Moola, Poorvashada & trouble you in various ways you are a re able to and manage Uttarashada 1  very difficult affairs. The The fact is that you have a set of associates who are still with you and though not very Mars in the latter half, Venus, and influential they are able to help you. Ketu grace you. Others do not. Job seekers find that they can impress the interview This offers an average picture. Though your relationship board by personal charm. Those who are interested  with highe higher-up r-upss is good good,, ther theree will be cons consider iderable able dela delayy in putting a fashionable attire are bound to succeed. in getting this done. The fact is that you are mentally Women get as gifts lovely ornaments. Those who have upset because of the false allegations about you and the breach of trust caused caus ed by some close associate. You You chronic illness are put to hardship. Marriage proposals draw flak. Newlyweds enjoy had great hopes about the materialization of certain desires but the glow bubble of your fine dreams are themselves. shattered by the people feigning friendship. HigherChitta 3, 4: You lose in disputes. Problems of health ups confide with you on many matters and this gives cause concern. Favourable currents make you happy.  you some satisfaction. Swati: You You gain in disputes. dispu tes. You You gain from investments. inve stments. There will be financial gain. Investments fetch good Favourable currents make you happy. returns. You also get as gifts valuable goods. These  Visakha 1, 2, 3 : You You gain from fr om disputes. disputes . You You gain from fr om things make you happy. But problems of health and disgruntlement caused by the life in office hardly make investments. Unfavourable currents disturb you.  you happy.  VRISCHIKA(  VRISCHIK A(Scorpio) Scorpio) If you a engaged in business, you have mixed results.  Visakha 4, Anuradha & Jyestha Marriage proposals draw flak. Newlyweds are happy. You lose in disputes. You You gain from investments. The Sun in the second half, Mars in the Mula: You Favourable currents make you happy. early half, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Poorvashada: You gain from disputes. You gain from Rahu favour you. Others do not. investments. Unfavourable currents disturb you. This offers a good picture. In official life you emerge You lose in disputes. dispu tes. Problems of health healt h  victorious.. You are deputed for a special work in which Uttarashada 1: You  victorious  you excel othe others rs and win admi admirati ration on and rewar reward. d. cause concern. Favourable currents cheer you up. Those who are connected with business introduce new products which become popular. MAKARA (Capricorn) Though some people are trying to mislead you and offer wrong counselling in investments you are saved Uttarashada 2, 3 4, Sravana prudentially by some good friends. and Dhanistha 1, 2 There is a get-together with your y our old friends in which Jupiter, Venus and Saturn are favourable. Others are  you develop new ideas on your work. work. not.  www.astrologicalmagazine.com This offers a fairly good position. In the official life  you get plenty plenty of opportunities opportunities to display your talents talents and you may also specialize in some branches of your field. Some people may undergo technical training and get benefits out of that. You are able to develop  your personality. Those who are interested interested in objects of extravagance, easily acquire them. Financial gains are good. Those in service find that they are drafted for lucrative positions, some may go on deputation involving substantial financial gains. Your skill in keeping confidence takes you close to higher-ups. Those who are doing business will prosper well. They introduce new products which with the publicity easily catch the attention of people. There will be unnecessary expenses relating to the house, property etc. In case there are legal disputes, decision is delayed after much tussle.  Auspicious  Auspici ous even events ts adorn the house house.. Marri Marriage age prop proposals osals click. Newlyweds enjoy themselves. Uttarashadha 2, 3, 4 : You lose in disputes. Problems of health cause concern. Favourable currents cheer  you up. Sravana : You gain in disputes. You gain from investment. Unfavourable currents disturb you. Dhanistha 1, 2: You lose in disputes. Problems of health cause concern. Favourable currents cheer you up. KUMBHA (Aquarius) Dhanistha 3, 4, Satabhisha, and Poorvabhadrapada 1, 2, 3 The Sun in the latter half, Mercury and Venus, grace you. Others do not. Though there are problems relating to the permission from authorities they are solved easily. You also take interest in decorating the house. Women get jewels and dresses of their liking. Marriage proposals draw flak. Newlyweds feel happy. Dhanistha 3, 4 : YYou lose in disputes. Problems of health cause concern. Favourable currents make you happy. Satabhishak : You gain from disputes. You gain from investments. Favourable Favourable currents make you happy. Purvabhadra 1, 2, 3 : You gain from disputes. You gain from investments. Unfavourable currents cause disturbances. MEENA (Pisces) Poorvabhadrapada 4, Uttarabhadrapada & Revati The Sun in the latter half, Mars in the first half, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Rahu favour you. This offers a bright picture. You succeed in ventures in general. In official life your work is admired and  you are rewarded for the ingenious task under taken  you. Your application for loan is sanctioned. If you are engaged in house construction it comes to a pleasant end. You also decorate the house as desired by you. If you are engaged in business your techniques of marketing succeed and the agents you appoint offer the assistance as desired. Some routine work may be affected. Those who go to gymnasium may have to suspend their activities partly due to the change in their schedule. There will be happy domestic life and you spend some nice times  with family and friends. friends. This offers an average picture. There will be some success in official life. Contracts may be favourably Travel plans succeed and fetch good returns. Those academicians enjoy accolades. accolades. rewarded. Travel plans succeed and yield a favourable  who are artists or academicians result. There Ther e will be restoration of losses. loss es. You You succeed Money kept elsewhere can be successfully transferred. tra nsferred. in mission and at times you are deputed as a mediator Poorvabhadrapada 4 : You gain from disputes. and you do the work with alacrity and nimbleness. Problems of health cause concern. Unfavourable There will be advantages due to specialized learning. currents disturb you. Investments fetch good income. You work hard and Uttarabhadra: You lose in disputes. You gain from  you are rewarded for that. In some some cases, cases, there will be investments. Favourable Favourable currents cheer you up. overtime work which fetches reasonably good returns. Revati: You You gain from investments. Problems of health You succeed in ventures. The construction of a new care concern. Unfavourable currents disturb you. house which you have been planning takes place.  www.astrologicalmagazine.com Dasa Systems and Gouri Jataka (continued from 28)  III. Effect of adopting Different Dasa Systems : It Then by the rule of three, we find the Bhogya Sani as: (108-1-6) × 19 yrs.  = 17 y. 4m. nearly 120 The periods for Budha, Kethu, Sukra etc. should be calculated in the same way in the ratio of 1 09/120 approximately. can be easily seen that the dates of va rious planetary periods and sub-periods are affected to a very great extent, if we compare the Dasa systems themselves,  e.g., in the case of the child in t he above example, the  Ashtottari system would give Dasa of Ravi (Sun) at birth in place of Sani as given by the Vimshottari, while if Yogini Dasa system be followed, the child would be There is still another system of Gouri Jataka in which said to be influenced by the ‘’Dhanya’’ dasa; and when people uniformly deduct 2 years for each planet (at  we take into consideration the factors of ayanamsha birth) giving the period of the child while in the womb, and hyleg discussed above, an impartial leader will at and then calculate the Bhukta and Bhogya periods. once agree with me that there is bound to be a lot of Before recommending recommending to readers the application of this confuion in the matter and the claiming of 70 percent system, I desire to place before the learned readers rea ders my (say) result by the follower of each system would carry  views which I have have formed after after observing some some facts no weight with him. about the three principal Dasa systems of directional What does Gouri Jataka say : The Gauri Jataka appears astrology. to follow the Vimshottari Mahadasa system as far as t  he order of dasas planets is concerned; but it follows a definitely different method while calculating only the Bhogya Mahadasa period. The rule is easy enough to understand. The verses given by the author run thus ;    gßVqde{V G jo jo fw  fw `Ì^o OÝ_Om`Vo  OÝ_Om`Vo V{ÛîÊ`_m{XV… H¥ Ëdm H V© ì`m  ì`m JUZm~wY¡ Y¡… & na_m`w… à_mUoZ Jw U`o V²  U`o V² JVZm{S>H m… & ZjÌñ` hao V²  V² ^mJ… ZdË`mßV§ {demoY`o Y`oV²& na_mXm`w f…  f… eo f_m`w eo f_m`wX{^… ñ\w Q>mo  ^do V²  V² && Observation No. I : In the Ashtottari system, the planets receive alternatively groups of 4 and 3 continuous Nakshatras for their control, the number of Nakshatras being 28, while in Yogini and Vimshottari systems only 27 Nakshatras are allotted, one to each plnet or Dasa in succession and the Dasas follow in 3 rounds, so that each round separately gives 3 6 or 120 years respectively. This is not the case with Ashtottari. This fact shows that Ashtottari must have come into existence first and then the Yogini, and then the Vimshottari (which appears to have taken some principles from each) must have come into existence.  Method :– Note down the Nakshatra at birth and the Observation No. II : The commencing planets are concerning planet. Convert the ‘Nakshatra elapsed’’ at Ravi, Chandra and Mars, while the Dasas seem to birth into Ghatis and Vighatis. Multiply the Ghatis by be ‘’ Mangala  Mangala’’ (i.e. i.e. belonging   belonging  to  to Mars) in all the three 120 and divide the result by 90, or multiply the Palas by cases, in the beginning, as will be shown by a diagram, 120 and divide the result by 90, or multiply the Palas by  which shows that the period of Mars becom becomes es a natural 120 and divide the result by 5400. The answer would be point of division. the Bhukta period in years, etc.. Subtract the Bhukta (a) Under the Ashtottari:from 120 years, giving the span of life. Divide this span into periods of nine grahas in their usual order Mars controls 8 × 4 = 32 yrs. and in the ratio of span of life (maximum period 120). Mercury controls 17 × 3 = 51 yrs. Calculate the dasas and Antardasas for other planets Saturn controls 10 × 4 = 40 yrs. similarly. Jupiter controls 19 × 3 = 57 yrs  Example  Exam ple : In the case of the child, we find from Panchangaa that the elapsed Pushya was 8 ghatis and 1 Panchang 498 × 120 8 vig., i.e., 498 vi. The Bhukta Sani is given by 90 × 60 = 11 years 0 m. 24 days. Subtracting this from 120  years, we get 108 years years 11 m. 6 d, as the span of life. Total years Rahu Venus Sun Moon Total years = 180 12 × 4 = 48 yrs 21 × 3 = 63 yrs. 6 × 4 = 24 yrs. 15 × 3 = 45 years = 180  www.astrologicalmagazine.com (b) In Vimshottari also, the same principle appears to have been followed. The superior planets seem to have  been taken in order, order, commencing from Mars and then the inferior planets. In this system, in place of Rahu coming alone, both nodes are introduced and Kethu comes se s e cond to Budha, as Rahu comes second to Mars:- Superior planets Mars controls 7 × 3 = 21 yrs. Rahu (Dark space 18 × 3 = 54 yrs. containing Asterioids) Jupiter controls 16 × 3 = 48 yrs Saturn controls 19 × 3 = 55 years Total To tal years = 180 Mercury controls 17 × 3 =51 Kethu controls 7 × 3 = 21 Venus controls 20 × 3 = 60 Sun controls 6 × 3 = 18 Moon controls 10 × 3 = 30 Total To tal years = 180 If the planets are marked (with their periods) on a circle, it would be interesting to note that, (i) Mars correctly marks the beginning of a circle; and (ii) the end or beginning of a nodal period marks the end or beginning of one of the Dasa circle. This shows that there has been some orderliness followed in assigning periods to planets. the Ashtottari and Yogini systems must have come into existence when the equinox was in Ardra, and the Vimshottri Dasa system  and the Sarvatobhadra etc., must have belonged to the age when the  equinox was in Krittikas. It is, therefore, my honest feeling that the advocates of all these systems must have in their minds one  great rule to be followed,  viz., to assign to Ravi the control of that  Nakshatra, in which the equinox occurs at any time, then would come the control of the Moon and so on. Before closing the discussio, I intend to give below, as an example, the horoscope of one of my friends. I tried all the systems described above in this case and could nd only two which could be said to explain the events in a reasonable degree. The rst system is the Vimshottari a pplied to a Nirayana Moon reckoning 21°30’ ayanamsa and the other the Gouri Jataka as applied to the Sayana Moon. The Nirayana Moon is in Magha, the Bhogya being 2 years 9 months 10 days of Kethu. The Sayana Moon is in Virgo (i.e., Uttara) and the corresponding Bhogya Dasa comes to be 3 years of Ravi. The table below gives the events of life and I have written before each event the name of the Dasa and Antardasa planet according to each system. Mercury Venus Observation No. III :  The commencing Nakshatras in the three systems are respectively Ardra, Ardr and Krittika. The following Vedic Vedic reference are very suggestive : (1) H¥ {ÎmH m… àW_§ {demIo CÎm_§  Vm{Z XodZjÌm{U ...& (Krittikas occupy the first place in the circle of Nakshatras of the Zodiac). (2) H¥  {ÎmH mñdp½Z¨  AmXYrV ...& i.e., the sacrificial fire should be lit up when the Su is in the Krittikas. (3) The gd©Vmo ^Ð gives H¥ {ÎmH m the first place among the nakshatras while reckoning different directions.  All these references references tend to point out to the fact that Saturn Rahu S un Kethu Nirayan Birth Horoscope Moon Lagna Mars Jupiter I leave it to the learned readers to judge the two systems and to compare the merits and demerits of both. I have discussed at length the effect of adopting t his system or that and an impartial follower is bound to get confused to see differences due to the factors of Ayanamsa, hyleg and system involved. I request the readers to try the Gouri Jataka system as applied to a Sayana Moon and prepare statistical data of results of comparison with the systems of their own at least in the case of 50 horoscopes and then to publish their experience. (FOR)  www.astrologicalmagazine.com Demystifying Vedic Vedic Knowledge - 8* (continued from 5)  we need not strain to calcula calculate te up to the decimal places  we have the facility of much advanced computerized of seconds of arc. This can be easily achieved by our calculative methods, which are much easier and less modern methods. bothersome. Those who still feel that they cannot come out of orthodoxy can take efforts to compile a fresh  Karanagrantha for the current century, incorporating all the necessary corrections and use it instead of the erroneous vakyas they employ at present. It may not, however, be worth that trouble, because at present, Let us remember what the sage Varahamihira Varahamihira says: “ Jyo  Jyothi thirga rgane ne sas sastra tra pat pathat hativr ivritto ittou u yad bra brahma hmahat hatyam yamuna unayo yo  vadanti” [An error in the calculation of an ephemeris is as sinful as the murder of a Brahmin.] ----  WHAT IS RETROGRESSION? DO PLANETS ACTUALLY MOVE BACKWARDS? Technically any motion contrary to the usual is termed retrograde. In astronomical parlance, there are two types of retrograde motions – apparent retrograde motion and real retrograde motion. eastward against the starry background but we are observing from the Earth, which itself is in motion, so that the planets seem to move in a westward or retrograde direction at various times. A real retrograde motion is seen in the case of comets as they revolve round the Sun in a clockwise direction as seen from the north side of the solar system. Likewise, there are some satellites to the planets in the solar system that move in a retrograde orbit. For an observer on the Earth, planets do not appear to move among the stars in the same direction just like the luminaries. Their normal motion is from west to east among the stars, which is called the direct motion. During their motion from east to west among the stars, they appear to stop for some time and then begin to move in the opposite direction for some time and stop again to stat their motion from the west to the east. When the planets move from east to west they are said to have retrograde motion or they are said to be retrograde. Apparent retrograde motion, which occurs occasionally, is the westward motion of a planet of the solar system, when it is seen moving round the Sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth, among the stars. The overtaking and  passing of a planet with respect to the earth resulting in apparent backward motion of the planet causes this. Astronomically, clockwise motion is called retrograde and anticlockwise direct. In the solar system a body, which moves round the Sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth, is said to have retrograde motion. This retrograde motion is only an apparent motion and not real for the observers of the Earth the planet appears to have this retrograde motion as both the Earth and the  planet are in motio motion n with diff different erent veloc velocities. ities. In astron astronomy omy,, clockwise motion is retrograde and anticlockwise direct,  No planet, for that matter, reverses its gear and moves  backwards in its orbit. Another meaning of the term refers to the apparent movements of the planets. Usually a planet moves Tailpiece: With this last instalment of this series, Yajnavalkya makes his bow. God willing and subject to his health improving and our Editor consenting, consenting , he would try to be back with you and our beloved Magazine Magaz ine soon.  www.astrologicalmagazine.com Is Super Moon Good or Bad for the World? (continued from 8) Super Moon Japan Mon Full Moon May 2, 1950 12:16:43 (7:00 East of GMT) 100 E 31' 00'', 13 N 45' 00'' (Bangkok, Thailand) Lunar day: Jaya Sravana Sr avana Sukla Trayodasi Trayodasi (6023%left) Nakshatra: Poorvashadha (17.94% left) Wednesday: We dnesday: Priti Yoga, Kaulava Karana, Mars Hora Ke Ju Me  Natal Chart Lunar day: Vikriti Vaisakha Vaisakha Krishna Pratipat (100.00% left) Nakshatra: Swaati (14.26% left) Tuesday, Vyatipata Yoga, Balava Karana, Jupiter Hora Rasi Ma Ra Sa Md Mon Full Moon Gk  As  (Sa) Rasi Ve Mo Me Ve Ju Md Su  Ra Su Gk  As (Ma) Mo Ke Super Moon and French President On 6th May 2012, Super Moon was close to earth – 3,56,954 km from earth. Francois Hollande was elected the 24th President of France. Super Moon was located on his natal exalted Saturn. The transit joins exalted Saturn with Super Moon and is indicative of victory in elections. This transit has the favorable 7th  aspect of Jupiter while natal Saturn has the 5th aspect aspect of Jupiter. The Super Moon in association with natal and transit Saturn in the 11th ensured success. Super Moon Japan The Super Moon, 356991 km from earth occurred on 23rd June 2013 in the sign of Sagittarius. Moon was transitting Moola nakshatra, 3rd pada. It received the 8th aspect of Mars, 3rd aspect of Saturn and Jupiter’s 7th aspect. Series of Killing and Super Moon Super moon 2013 Mon Full Moon June 23, 2013 17:02:47 (5:30 East of GMT) 77 E 13' 00'', 28 N 40' 00'' (Delhi, India) Lunar day: Vijaya Jyeshtha Krishna Pratipat (100.00% left) Nakshatra: Moda (39.08% left) Sunday, Sukla Yoga, Balava Karana, Saturn Hora Me Mon Full Moon Ke May 6, 2012 5:35:37 (2:00 East of GMT) 5 E 44' 00''. 45 N 38' 00'' (Paris, France) Ma Ju Su Mon Full Moon Ve Rasi Lunar day: Nandana Vaisakha Krishna Pratipat (100.00% left) Nakshatra: Visakha (85.07% left) Saturday, Vyatipata Yoga, Balava Karana, Mars Hora Ra Md Mo  As Su Me  A series of killing killing deaths occurred during this period Ve Ju • Mon Full Moon Rasi • (Sa) Mo Francois Hollande  August 12, 1954 0:10:36 (1:00 East of GMT) 1 E 05' 00". 49 N 26' 00'' (Rouen, France) 31 people were killed and 60 injured by two suicide bombs in al Qahira, Baghdad on 18th June 2013. Ma Ra Md (Sa) Ke  As Gk Gk On the same date, 27 were killed by a suicide bomb in Sher Garh, Pakistan. • On 19th June 2013, 48 people were killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria • On 21st June 2013, 15 people were killed and 20 injured after a suicide bomber attacked a mosque at Peshawar in Pakistan.  www.astrologicalmagazine.com • On 23rd June 2013, 9 tourists and a tour guide  were killed when gunmen stormed into a hotel near Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. • On the same day, 18 Romanians were killed and 32 were injured when their bus crashed in Montenegro. • New Zealand Earth Quake This is a typical example of the effect of Super Moon. The earth quake occurred just before the Super Moon on Shukla Chaturdasi Chaturdasi day. This major earthquake earthquake was measured 7.8 in magnitude and resulted in a Tsunami. Tsunami. The constellation Moola, known as gandantha Donald Trump and Super Moon Syndrome nakshatra was. It is interesting to note that Donald Trump won the USA elections on 8th November 2016 just six days before the Super Moon. He was born on Full Full Moon day in the constellation of Jyeshta 4th pada. The presiding deity of Jyeshta, Indra – the celestial god of the Heavens and the full Moon on his birthday could have also contributed to Trump’s victory. The Moon was at perigee just 12 days after his birth, being 3,59,445 km from earth. Super Moon 10th August 2014 Ebola outbreak and Super Moon Donald Trump June 14, 1946 10:54:10 (4:00 West of GMT) 74 W 00' 23'', 40 N 42' 51'' (New York, New York, USA) The Super Moon fell in Capricorn which was also the ascendant. There was an outbreak of Ebola in Guines, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Mar’s (associated  with Saturn) 4th aspect fell on the Moon. Ebola is a  viral disease which may cause bleeding. bleeding. Mars is quite significant in this chart. Lunar day: Vyaya Jyeshtha Poumimasya (14.41% left) Nakshatra: Jyeshtha (14.24% left) Friday, Subha Yoga, Bava Karana, Mars Hora  Gk Ra  Natal Chart Super moon Liberia Mon Full Moon Rasi Mon Full Moon Me Mo Ju Su  Ve Rasi  As Sa Ma Ra  Ma Ke Ke Md Md  As Lunar day: Jaya Sravana Krishna Pratipat (100.00% left) Nakshatra: Dhanishtha (95.10% left) Sunday, Soubhagya Yoga, Balava Karana, Satum Hora Gk Sa Ve  August 10, 2014 18:20:40 (0:00 West of GMT) 10 W 48' 00'', 6 N 18' 00'' (Monrovia, Liberia)  Mo Me Su (Ju) To conclude, Super Moon has a definite influence on major world events. The well known Indian Ocean Tsunami that occurred on 26th December 2004 was preceded by the perigee of the Moon. Super Moon is also said to influence the human body  which consists of 70% water. Just as the water tides have the influence of Moon, good and bad thoughts may be induced in the human mind, behavior and environment. More studies are needed on this aspect of influence.  Edited and Published by Bangalore Niranjan Niranjan Babu at Sarathy Apartments, 48, 48, 13th Cross, 8th Main, Malleswaram , Bangalore 560003 and  Printed by him at Sharadh Enterprises, # 51, 51, Car Street, Halasuru, Bangalore 560008. 560008. Ph: 25556015, 25556015, 9845944311 9845944311
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Advise only Those Inclined to Accept

All people in this world do not know all things. Our ancestors have stated this fact thus:
ve efn meJe&ë meJe¥ peeveeefle ~
One may know something, and may not know something else. What we do not know, we must learn from
others, and impart to others what we know.
But some people are not inclined to learn from others. We must not attempt to advise such persons. Not
only will they spurn our good words, but will also insult us.
Take the example in Srimad Ramayana. Vibhishana tried to make Ravana follow the right path. But the
latter ignored the advice and went on to disgrace Vibhishana.
Similarly, in the Mahabharata, many people attempted to teach the righteous path to Duryodhana; but he
disregarded all counselling. We must not attempt to educate such people.
If you dye a white cloth with color, it will absorb the color. But a colored cloth will not easily accept any
other color. Hence, we should advise only those who have the inclination to heed our words. It is better to
abstain from advising the rest.
Je®emle$e he´³eesÊeÀJ³eb ³e$eesÊebÀ ueYeles HeÀueced ~
mLee³eer YeJeefle ®eel³evleb jeieë MegkeÌueheìs ³eLee ?
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Angelina Jolie,
Cancer and Remedial Measures 9

A detailed guide of Trikonas
Astrological Combinations
Indicating Divorce 13 18 and its role in fast tracking
spiritual awakening

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Sunrise and Sunset 27 Dasa Systems and
Gouri Jataka
Timings for December 2016

Panchanga for
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ARYABHATEEYA OR ARYABHATEEYAM

A
ryabhateeya or Aryabhateeyam, of Aryabhatta 4. The fourth part - Gola pada consists of 50
(AD 476) a Sanskrit astronomical treatise, is verses. It details the geometric/trigonometric
the magnum opus and only known surviving aspects of the celestial sphere, features of the
work of that great 5th century Indian mathematician. It ecliptic, celestial equator, node, shape of the
is one of the earliest texts in Indian Astronomy, popular earth, cause of day and night, rising of zodiacal
and authoritative. It forms the basis for numerous later signs on horizon, etc.
works, which have come to be written and astronomical
practices evolved. It is highly likely that the study of the Aryabhateeya was
Aryabhateeya is divided into four sections or padas, meant to be accompanied by the teachings of a well-versed
covering a total of 121 verses that describe different tutor. While some of the verses have a logical flow, some
results using a mnemonic style typical for such works do not have the same and the lack of coherence makes
in India. It is marked for its brevity and conciseness it extremely difficult for any casual reader to follow and
of composition. understand the text.
1. The first part - Gitika paada - consists of 13 Indian mathematical works often used the word numerals
verses. It gives the definition of the large units before the times of Aryabhatta. Aryabhateeya is the oldest
of time like the Kalpa, Manwantara, and Yuga extant Indian work that deals with the alphabet numerals.
— which present a cosmology different from That is, it uses the letters of the alphabet to form words
what is found in the earlier texts such as the
with consonants giving digits and vowels denoting place
Vedaanga Jyothisha of Lagadha (ca.1st century
value. This innovation allows for advanced arithmetical
BCE). There is also a table of sines (jya), given
in a single verse. It gives the duration of the computations, which would have been considerably more
planetary revolutions during a Mahayuga as difficult without it. .
4.32 million years. Aryabhateeya begins with an introduction called the
2. The second part - Ganitha paada - consists ”Dasa Gitika” or ”Ten Stanzas.” This begins by paying
of 33 verses. They cover the menstruation tribute to Brahman, the ”Cosmic spirit.” Next, Aryabhatta
(kaetra vyavahara), arithmetic and geometric lays out the numeration system used in the work. It
progressions, gnomon/shadows (shanku- includes a listing of astronomical constants and the sine
chaaya), simple, quadratic, simultaneous, and table. The book then goes on to give an overview of the
indeterminate equations called kuttaka. astronomical findings of Aryabhatta.
3. The third part - Kala kriya paada consists of Most of the mathematics is contained in the next part, the
25 verses. It deals with different units of time ”Ganitha paada” or ”Mathematics.”
and a method for determining the positions of
planets for a given day, calculations concerning The third section is the "Kala kriya" or "The Reckoning
the intercalary month (Adhikamasa), Kshaya- of Time." In it, the text divides up days, months, and years
tithis, and a seven-day week with names for the according to the movement of celestial bodies. It also
days of week. contains rules for computing the longitudes of planets.

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The final section is the ”Gola” or ”The Sphere,” Aryabhatta Some of the notable features of Aryabhateeya are:
goes into great detail describing the celestial relationship
1. An alphabetical system of numerals.
between the Earth and the Cosmos. This section is noted
for describing the rotation of the earth on its axis. It 2. Circumference- diameter ratio - given as 3.1416.
details rules relating to problems of trigonometry and the
computation of eclipses. 3. The table of sine-differences, the earliest to be
enunciated in Indian Astronomy.
At least twelve notable commentaries were written for
the  Aryabhateeya ranging from the time Aryabhatta 4. Solution for indeterminate equations.
was still alive... The commentators include Bhaskara
I and Brahmagupta among other notable mathematicians.

VAKYA AND DRIG-GANITHA
(Continued from last issue)

One may ask whether our ancient astronomers were of tides in the ocean bottom in the shallow seas and
not capable of predicting the eclipses precisely. subtle change of size of the earth cause these. These
Unbelievably, even without any sophisticated variations are too minute and require sophisticated
instruments that are available to our modern ammonia or quart clocks to detect them. Because
astronomers, our ancients were capable of predicting of these only, the Universal Time, not increasing
them very accurately that has won the admiration of uniformly, required replacement with a new measure
our modern scholars. Surya Siddhanta, Siddhanta of time, termed as Ephemeris Time, from 1960. This
Sironmani and many other texts emphasize the need of too has been replaced by Dynamic Time from 1984.
computing the correct positions of planets that have to This is to prove that periodical corrections for various
necessarily agree with observations. Later authors have astronomical contentions are inescapable. That is
also emphasized the need for periodical corrections why the vakya system of calculations has also become
for the vakya tables and prescribed the norms for outdated because of the refusal to incorporate the
applying them. However, due to various reasons, such necessary and timely corrections.
instructions were given a goby or neglected altogether
and that only made the further calculations erroneous The most basic requirement for compiling a panchanga
without any agreement with the actual observational is the correct value of the longitudes of the Sun, Moon
positions of the planets. and the planets. When once this is done correctly, the
calculation of the ending moments of Tithi, Nakshatra,
Even in the modern times such corrections are Yoga and Karana become easier. For example the
inevitable. For example, before 1919 astronomers were ending moment of a Tithi is the time when the true
using Hansen’s Tables for the calculation of the Moon’s longitude of the Moon is ahead of that of the Sun by 12
positions. The improved Brown’s Tables took over degrees or its multiples. However, when these positions
and was in use till 1960. Since then with the advent of of the Sun, Moon and other planets are wrongly arrived
computers such calculations have become easier and the entire panchanga can become erroneous.
accurate. Therefore we cannot hold that the tables of
Hansen or Brown were inaccurate. It only proves that The computing the Drigganitha Panchanga nowadays
in the case of such celestial computations periodical has become easier since the longitudes of the Sun and
corrections may become necessary to fall in line with other planets are provided by the Positional Astronomy
those factors found correct by actual observations. Centre, much in advance and the institution publishes
the Indian Astronomical Ephemeris well over a year
With so much of advancement in astronomical
in advance. This can be of much help to the regional
knowledge, it has now been established that the period
panchang makers.
of the rotation of the earth undergoes slight variations
because of its regular decrease in the rate of rotation. This note will not be complete without understanding,
This results in gradual lengthening of the day with at least cursorily, how the vakya calculations are done.
an irregular variation. Various factors like friction The first stage in the calculation is the reckoning the

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commencement of the solar year. The count goes by It must be noted that as far as the procedure for the
the popular 60 year cycle of Prabhava. Firstly, one must computation of planetary longitudes are concerned
identify the number of the current cycle. These vakya the elements of modern astronomy are not in great
calculations start from Saka 349. So far 26 cycles of variance with the Siddhantic values. The difference
1560 years (60×26) have been completed. The current between the elements of planetary motions of the
year is Vikriti; the 24th of the cycle, (23 completed) Siddhantic treatises and of modern astronomy relate
corresponds to 1932 Saka. By adding 3179 to the Saka to the computation of the mean motions of planets and
year we get the current Kaliyugaadi as 5111. the Sun and the Moon, their apsides and nodes. For
these the Siddhantas rely on a constant motion from
The length of the solar sidereal year is taken as 365
the inception. The flaw arises here. These have a slow
days, 15 ghatikas, 31 Vighatikas, 15 tatparas, as per
accelerating or decelerating motion. This can alter
vakya system. Based on this, the kalidina for the
the mean motion depending on the epoch changes.
beginning of the year Vikriti can be derived.
Modern astronomy has established this fact after
Likewise there is table for reckoning the past number meticulous and long-term observations. The same is
of days for the beginning of each solar month the the case with the values of the obliquity of the ecliptic,
aggregate of which will tally with year length mentioned equation of centre and inclination of orbits. Almost all
above. Here the average movement of the Sun is Siddhantas take the value of the obliquity of the ecliptic
taken as one degree per day, which actually is not so. as 24°. Actually it was 23° 27’8”.3 in 1900 A.D. It is
However, some corrections are also prescribed which 23° 26’ 19”.52 on the 1st January 2010. Likewise there
is called the yogyadisamskaara. The longitude of the are differences in the correction values, to be applied
Sun is derived thus and hence small discrepancies to mean longitudes to arrive at the true longitudes.
creep in, as the values taken are only approximate. Siddhantic treatises prefer only one equation of centre
Similarly the longitude of the Moon is also derived correction for the Moon. Actually it needs several other
by employing some constants. First the constant of major corrections to be applied. In short, Drigganitha
1811308 is deducted from the kalidina. The reminder, helps us to arrive at the correct values for all these
is further divided by another constant 12372; further whereas in Vakya the results obtained will not be
reminder by 3031 and lastly by 248. The final reminder accurate.
minus one will determine the value to be taken from
the vakya table of daily Moon structured for values It is enjoined in scriptures that rituals performed at
from 1 to 248. This value, added to the products of inappropriate times can not only forfeit the benefits
the three quotients derived earlier, with three separate for which they are performed but also shower evil
values for each, will bring the true longitude of the effects. Panchangas have a responsibility to give actual
Moon that may require a further correction called position of planets verifiable by observation. When it
manyadi samskaara, which is positive. comes to the correctness of calculations emotions or
orthodox feelings cannot be allowed to overrule the
It can be seen that at every stage the calculation accepted and accurate astronomical calculations. As
proceeds with an assumed value of constants for Jyothisham is a Prakthakhyam Sastram the compilers
divisions and then fixed values in degrees, minutes of panchangas must reconcile and accept only the
and seconds for deriving the products, whose total calculations that tally with actual observation. There
will have to be added to the indicated value in the cannot be two timings for the same phenomena like
vakya table, denoted by the final reminder, minus tithi, nakshatra and others.
one. These values and constants prescribed were
valid for the period when they were formulated. As Therefore the options before us are either to accept
mentioned earlier, had these values been amended the elements of modern astronomy for compiling the
(as prescribed) and rectified with the corrections that panchangas or suitably amend the elements of Surya
were necessary from time to time, such discrepancies Siddhanta by fresh Bija correction and adopt another
would not have occurred in the current calculations of Karanagrantha. For the panchangas and horoscopes
the vakya system. accuracy to the minute of arc is rather sufficient and

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Is Super Moon
Good or Bad for the World?

| R. S. Maniam T HIS phenomenon when a Full Moon
occurs at perigee (orbit nearest to earth).
This year, this has a special significance, since
the Moon will be very close to earth - 3,56,509
kms – 14th November. This event in proximity
was also witnessed in 1930 (January 14th) and in
1948 (January 26) – 3,56,397 kms and 3,56,460
kms respectively. This will also happen later in
2034 too (25th November) when the Moon will
be 3,56,447 kms from the earth – much nearer than this year.

Constellation of Super Moon
With a string of titles and awards given The Super Moon event will occur in the constellation of Krittika 1st
by different groups for his proficiency in pada. Krittika is associated with Lord Muruga, ruled by Agni. Muruga is
astrology, Mr. R.S.Maniam is a Medical said to have been born out of the Agni sparkle that came out from Lord
Assistant and had worked as a Medical Shiva’s third eye. This constellation is depicted as a razor. Agni is the
Enforcement Officer in profession and
link between humans and celestials and is often referred to as a purifier.
currently is an academic staff at Lincoln
University College in Malaysia. He has The first pada of this constellation is in Mesha and in the Navamsa of
been described by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Dhanus – the 9th sign of the natural zodiac. 9th house relates to Dharma
Saibaba as ‘Divine Astrologer’ and he and religion, since Dhanus is the center of the Milky way.
has been awarded the Nostradamus
award in 2010. He has had his spiritual Drekana Effect of Super Moon
training under Swami Bramma Sri
Sivananda Maharaj, Ponnamaravathi, The Super Moon falls at 280 32’ Aries in the third decanate ruled by
Puthukottai District in South India. Jupiter, the wisdom lord. This decanate however is described as ‘cruel,
Mr. Maniam, with an experience of skilled in arts, yellowish, fond of work, unprincipled with a stick, angry
over 36 years in the study of astrology,
and covered with purple cloth’.
has contributed many articles to
various journals on different aspects
Super moon Delhi Mon Full Moon Gk
of mundane astrology. He attributes Moon Md
his initial learning to Dr. B. V. Raman’s November 14, 2016 As
books, later having studied under late 19:22:33 (5:30 East of GMT) Mon Full Moon

Mr. Muthuratina Bharathi. He has 77E 13' 00'', 28 N 40' 00'' (Dehli, India) Ke

been honored the title Jothida Acharya, Rasi
Jothida Gaurau and Jothida Kalamani Lunar day: Durmakta Karthika Krishna
Mars Rahu
by various organizations. He has been Pratipat (85.94% left)
doing spiritual sadhana at Laksmy Nakshatra Krittika (85.94% lef) Sat

Mantralaya being a senior disciple of Monday, Variyan Yoga, Balava Karana, Ve Su Ju
Me
Swami Bramma Sri Sivananda Maharaj. Venus Hora.

Here it is pertinent to say that the recent Super Moon has significant effect
on the American elections held on 8th November of this year. Donald
Trump was born on a Full Moon.

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Super Moon and World Affairs Ra Gk

India Swaraj As Md
Mon Full Moon
A Super Moon occurred in 1930 (14/15 January) Ve
(Sa)

resulting in the formation and declaration of Purna Mo
Rasi
Swaraj for India on the 26th January 1930*. Moon is in Me
(ma)
the sign of Cancer, the same as in the Independence Su

chart of India.
Ju Ke
Swaraj India
January 15, 1930
Japan earth quake 2011
12:00:47 (5:30 East of GMT)
77E 13' 00", 28 N 40' 00'' (Delhi, India)
In March 2011, on the 19th/20th, Super Moon came
quite close at 3,56,575 km from the earth. Moon
Lunar day: Sukla Pushya Krishna Pratipat (58.19% left)
was transiting Virgo 4046’ in the constellation of
Nakshtra: Pushyami (7.88% left)
Uttaraphalguna, 3rd pada, with Saturn (R). Eight days
Wednesday: Vishkambha Yoga, Balava Karna, Mars Hora.
earlier, on the 11th, Japan was struck by an earthquake
of 9.1 magnitude resulting in the spread of radioactive
Ra Md
waves from a nuclear reactor in Fukuchima.
Gk (Ju)
As
Super Moon Japan
Natal Chart
Mo Mon Full Moon
The Moon in Cancer
on the Super March 20, 2011
(Me) Moon day Which
is similar to India‘s 3:15:05 (9:00 East of GMT)
Su Independence Chart 139 E 45' 00'', 35 N 41' 00'' (Tokyo, Japan)
Lunar day: Vikriti Phalguna Krishna Pratipat (100.00% left)
Ve Sa Nakshatra: Uttara Phalguni (39.12% left)
Ke Saturday, Ganda Yoga, Balava Karana, Saturn Hora
Ma

Ra   Ju
Ke
Mahatma Gandhi’s Death and Super Moon Su
Mon Full Moon
The next Super Moon occurred on 26 th January
Ma
1948 - 3,56,460 kms from the earth. Moon was in the
Rasi
constellation of Pushya 3rd pada. It was crossing the Ve

Moon sign of India Independence chart. Four days As
later, on the 30th January, Mahatma Gandhi was shot Gk (Sa)

dead. Ra
Md Mo

Super Moon 1948
On 2nd May, 1950 Super Moon at 3,56,902 kms from
Mon Full Moon earth occurred in the sign of Libra, with Moon in
January 26, 1948 the constellation of Swati 4th pada. Three days later,
12:29:14 (5:30 East of GMT) Bhumibol Adulyadej was coronated as the King of
77 E 13' 00'', 28 N 40' 00'' (Delhi, India) Thailand. He ruled the country for almost seventy
Lunar day: Sarva-Jit Pushya Krishna Pratipat (100.00% left)
years.
Nakshatra: Pushyami (34.11% left)
Monday, Priti Yoga, Batava Karana, Venus Hors

*Most of us recognize 26 January 1950 as Republic Day, but not many are aware that on 26 January 1930, exactly 20 years before India
became a republic, the Indian National Congress in an electrifying resolution declared Purna Swaraj — complete freedom from the
British Raj
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Angelina Jolie,
Cancer and Remedial Measures
| Dr. Sreenath

A
ngelina Jolie is a popular Hollywood actress. In her four decades of
life so far she has made headlines in four different ways - (1) as a
famous actor, (2) as having multiple partners of whom she married
3 legally and claiming to have had relationship with a female friend, (3) as
being fond of raising children of whom 3 are adopted ones and the other 3
her own kids and (4) having resorted to preventive surgery of her breasts
and ovaries to avoid getting afflicted with breast and ovarian cancer. The
first three are common in the general population but the 4th one is a new
trend in modern science of genetics and medicine that has raised the
possibility of getting cured from the dreadful cancer disease even before
it gets manifested in one’s body.

Breast and ovarian cancer ran in the family of Angelina Jolie. Her mother,
grandmother and an aunt had died of breast cancer. As breast cancer is a
genetic disease, Jolie wanted to check whether she carried the defective
cancer gene. It was affirmatively found that she carried the defective
BRCA1 gene that gave her 87% risk of breast cancer and 50% risk of
ovarian cancer. Her mother had both these cancers and also carried the
same gene. According to the current level of scientific knowledge one can
save oneself from breast cancer or ovarian cancer if one does preventive
surgery well before the defective gene gets manifest as breast or ovarian cancer. Jolie underwent double
mastectomy surgery (removal of breasts) on February 16, 2013 to prevent onset of breast cancer. In March
2015 she was found to have early traces of ovarian cancer due
to this defective gene. She immediately had her ovaries and
fallopian tubes removed so that the defective gene cannot
find a location to manifest.

Jolie’s is an interesting case study because her horoscope
must indicate the genetic defect but a non- manifestation of
breast cancer. Though the non-manifestation of cancer was
made possible by surgery, it raises a question why and how
she was saved in time from the dreaded disease. As astrology
is also about remedies to correct the imbalances indicated by
the horoscope, a curious question arises what she has done
to avoid the occurrence of cancer though she had to undergo
the fears of getting cancer and the pains of surgery. These
issues are addressed in this article besides giving an outline
of the other three issues too.

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Horoscope of Angelina Jolie Combinations) by not occupying the Navamsa
of Saturn. Mars, the lord of the 5th house in
Ma, Mo, Ke, Su,
Ju Mer(R) Sat Ke Sat Su having gone to the 9th house (5th from the 5th)
Rasi
and posited in the star of Mercury and getting
aspected by Saturn showed the prospect of
June 4, 1975
Ve
Navamsa
Ve
adopting children. The birth of twins is indicated
9-09 AM,
by (1) 5th lord occupying a dual sign along with
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the 5th lord (Moon) from it, (2) Jupiter in a dual
Mars, Ra
Ra
Mo Mer
sign while Mercury aspecting the 5th house, (3)
Mercury occupying a dual Navamsa joined with
Rahu and (4) all the dual Navamsas getting
1. Famous actors have 3 rd house, 3 rd lord, 5th occupied by planets.
house (3rd from 3rd), Mercury and Neptune
in favourable positions. In Jolie’s horoscope
Mercury is the 3rd lord which also happens
to be Atmakaraka. Mercury exalts in his own
house in Navamsa. Rahu joining Mercury
in Karakamsa with Saturn going into the 9th
from Karakamsa in the sign of Venus ensured
popularity in acting field. Throughout Venus
Dasa she was ruling the film field. The presence
of Dharma- Karmadipathi yoga enabled her to
attain success in her ventures.
2.
On the prospect of multiple partners one can see
the 7th lord Saturn going into the dual sign which 4. Finally the major issue of winning her fate by
also happens to be the 12th house. Mercury, the preventive surgery:-
lord of the 3rd bhava that signifies Kama goes
Breast cancer has been scientifically proven
into 11th house - another Kaama bhava where it
joins Ketu and Sun thereby signifying lust and to be hereditary in nature. This makes it an
more partners. The leaning towards females is important one to look for clues in the 9th house
indicated by the connection between Venus and of the horoscope. Incidentally, 9th house is the
Saturn. Though she does not have homosexual 6th house (of disease) from the 4th house which
features in her horoscope, it is limited to Saturn signifies breast in Kala Purusha tattwa. Cancer
being in the Navamsa of Venus and Venus being is the universal 4th house and its lord Moon
in the star of Saturn. Venus is conjunct with signifies feminity and also fluids. The 4th from
lagna within one degree in Pushya, Saturn’s 4th is Libra which is owned by another feminine
star. Basically some emotional disturbance is planet, Venus. Thus Moon, Venus, 4th house
seen with Moon that happens to be her lagna and 4th lord become basic factors that govern
lord being closely followed by Mars at a distance breast. When malefics such as the nodes, Mars
of 2 degrees in a dual sign (Pisces) and getting
and Saturn afflict them, cancer of the breast
aspected by Saturn (10th aspect) and Rahu (5th
takes shape. The three watery signs (Cancer,
aspect).
Scorpio and Pisces) and the corresponding
3.
Jolie has 3 adopted children
houses namely 4th, 8th and 12th are also found
and 3 biological children. Of
connected and afflicted with these planets in
the three biological children
breast cancer cases. According to KP system
2 are twins. Her horoscope
shows Rahu in the 5th house as outlined in the book ‘Medical astrology for
which fulfils the rule of Bahu all’, the sub lord of the 6th cusp, when it gets
Putra yoga (220 th Yoga in connected with the above mentioned factors
D r B. V. R a m a n ’s book of breast cancer, one gets afflicted with breast
Three Hundred Important cancer.

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Ma, Mo, Ke, Su,
the benefic presence of Jupiter in the 9th house and its
Ju Mer(R) Satum
9th aspect to Scorpio shows the way for remedies.
Rasi
June 4, 1975
What Remedies has Angelina done?
9-09 AM, Venus
Did she get any astrological advice for remedies? This
Los Angeles   Lag
brings forth another question whether millions of
Rahu people of the world who are not aware of astrology,
have not done any remedies or lack the knowledge of
In the horoscope of Jolie, remedies. Jolie’s life offers an answer for this.
Jupiter is the 6 th lord
Jolie had done a number of charity works that include
from lagna and also from
women’s rights, children’s education, community
the 4th house (Libra). It
development and conservation of land along with its
occupies the 6 th house
flora and fauna. She has been the UN Ambassador for
from the 4th house. The
rehabilitation of refugees. These activities constitute
6th lord Jupiter joins the
Kriyamana Karma that has the capacity to nullify or
10th lord Mars in the 9th
reduce the prarabda karma. In other words, these
house along with Lagna activities are the remedies that have reduced the
lord Moon. This combination is aspected by 8L Saturn impact of Cancer even before it was manifest. But
from the 12th house and Ketu from the 11th house (6th some measure of physical and mental agony has to be
from the 6th house from lagna). Therefore an inherited experienced by her as part of prarabda karma.
diseasth e is indicated.
8th lord Saturn in the star of 6th lord Jupiter and posited Remedies Done by Jolie
in 12th house is a combination for Cancer. 6th lord
Not being aware that she is doing the remedies, Jolie
Jupiter joining 10th lord and aspected by 8th lord is a
had done a number of charity works as fitting for
combination for Cancer.
Jupiter. Her services include the features of 4th house
The 4th lord from the lagna is Venus which is a badaka. and 4th lord that are responsible for her inherited
Venus is in the star of 8th lord Saturn. It is posited in the disease of breast cancer. 4th house signifies home,
lagna owned by Moon. Lagna lord Moon joins 6th lord mother and education. Venus signifies women. Jolie’s
Jupiter and is aspected by 8th lord Saturn. Therefore charities and service are mainly on these areas. She has
some suffering on account of breast is indicated. also been actively involved in rehabilitating children of
Looking from the Moon sign, the 4th house from the various countries. Scorpio is the 5th house (of children)
Moon sign is occupied by 8th lord Saturn. The 4th lord in her horoscope which is badly afflicted by the nodes
from the Moon sign is Mercury which joins Ketu in the and the 4th lord from Moon. Without knowing that she
11th house which happens to be the 12th house for 4th has been doing the exact remedies that are related to
house. From the 11th house Mercury and Ketu aspect her disease, she has done a lot in those areas.
the 5th house (Scorpio) which happens to be the sign
The timing of the preventive surgeries remarkably
indicating reproductive organs. There are no bindus in
coincides with astrological features. She had her
Scorpio in the bhinnashtakavarga of Mars.
breasts removed (mastectomy) in Venus Maha Dasa
All the above points do indicate a defective growth in – Mercury Antar Dasa – Moon Pratyantar Dasa –
the breast and a disease of the reproductive organ. A the 3 planets that have a role in breast cancer in her
remedial feature found within the horoscope is that horoscope. At that time (Feb 16, 2013) Rahu and
Jupiter is a benefic too (in addition to being the 6th lord) Saturn were transiting the natal 4th house which is
by virtue of its lordship of a trinal house (9th house) and 8th house from the Moon sign. Transit Jupiter was
being posited there. Though 9th house is aspected by aspecting transit Venus at that time. And Mercury
malefic Saturn and 9th aspect of Rahu (anti-clockwise), was transiting the star of Jupiter (Purvabhadrapada).

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Natal its sub period. She started the charity works in Mars
Ju
Moon Bhukthi of Venus Maha dasa. She continues them till
Mer
Natal date.
Feb 16, 2013, Lagna
Masectomy The fear of breast cancer came in 2013, a decade
Ve done
after she started the charity works. She was running
4H
Mercury bhukti at that time. In other words, she was
Ra, Sat destined to have breast cancer in Mercury bhukti of
Venus mahadasa, and underwent the impact of breast
She had her ovaries removed (for fear of developing cancer in having her breasts removed without having
ovarian cancer) in Venus Maha Dasa – Mercury Antar to experience the disease of cancer. However some
Dasa – Saturn Pratyantar dasa (March 2015). At measure of physical and mental suffering had to be
that time, 8th lord Saturn was transiting her 5th house experienced by her. This is how Kriyamana Karma
Scorpio (null bindus) in retrogression. Scorpio signifies overwrites prarabdha karma.
reproductive organ in the natural zodiac. The benefic
Jupiter was in Cancer from where it was aspecting her
natal 9th house and Scorpio having 8th lord Saturn in
transit.

Both the preventive surgeries of her breasts and ovaries
were done in Mercury Bhukthi of Venus Dasa. That
The timely intervention saved her from getting the
Mercury is in the star of 10th lord Mars is something
2 dreaded cancers. The charitable activities she had
that cannot be ignored in the endeavour to understand
done (Kriyamana Karma) served as remedies that
how and when remedies work. None of these actions
saved her in time. Analysing this, we find that they
(surgeries and charity works) were planned by her
have a connection to the Karma lord, that is the 10th
or given to her as an astrological advice. The 9th lord
lord. Mars is the 10th lord, (and also the Yoga karaka
Jupiter with 6 bindus in Jupiter BAV and 32 bindus
for her lagna) and it is in the star of the planet that
in SAV in the 9th house where Jupiter is posited is an
has a connection to breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
indicator of benefic influence on the native. Jupiter
This star dispositor is Mercury, the 4L from Moon.
as the 2nd highest in sthanabala and kalabala fortified
Though this lordship endows Mercury with propensity
Jupiter as a countering remedy in the horoscope. Its
to cause breast cancer, it is exalted in the Navamsa.
association with the 10th lord Mars impelled her to do
Besides being the Atma karaka, it is high in Shadbala
charity works that had a direct bearing on the planets
and particularly in Kaala Bala. Therefore it gave rise
related to the cancer diseases.
to the disease its sub period and also rectified it in the
same period. With all this, the fact remains that she, an actor who
charmed millions with her beauty and was obsessed
Her charity works commenced in 2001 when she was
with raising children had to lose the very symbols
running sub period of the 10th lord Mars. Mars is highest
of feminine beauty and reproduction. That is the
in digbala and therefore having joined the benefic 9th
trade-off she had to make to overcome a bad prarabda
lord Jupiter in its house forming Dharmakarmadipati
karma!
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Astrological Combinations
Indicating Divorce
| Er.M Haridas, M A (Jyothisham)

M
ARRIAGES especially in Hindu families are invariably
A MODERN MALADY
performed after scrutiny of horoscopes for compatibility.
But of late many of the marriages life end in divorce and this
Can divorces in a person’s
malady is on the increase. As a result of this the astrologers have to face
Horoscope be foreseen. If so brickbats from all corners and the authenticity of astrology itself is put in
question. Divorces can be identified in a horoscope with good accuracy
is there any scope for avoiding and if properly diagnosed may be averted/avoided by suitable matching.
this by proper scrutiny and The paper shows how this is achieved.

matching? After verification A study reveals that about 50% of marriages fail and end in divorce. Why
such a huge failure? One can blame the astrologer who unscrupulously
of hundreds of horoscopes of scrutinized and gave the permission to proceed with the alliance. Perhaps
divorcees as “post mortem” this may be the challenge astrology today faces for the paucity in success
rates or unprecedented rise in divorces. Generally, when somebody tries
some important common factors to introduce a new rule or procedure, the astrologic community would
ask to cite some dictum widely known as “Pramanam”. To those who seek
are obtained and codified as
to cite such “Pramanam” my request is that this is only my observational
thumb rule for finding the inference codified after analyzing quite a number of horoscopes of
divorced couples. You can take it for granted for the time being until it
probability of divorce in a
is proved otherwise. If you find it baseless you can very well discard it.
person’s horoscope. On the other hand, if you find it relevant you can reckon it for guidance
and use it for matching and discard it if you feel otherwise. It may be
noted that there is nothing new to this ‘theory’. You can find it elsewhere
in classic texts of astrology.
Now let us examine what are the factors common to the birth charts of the divorcees.

1. Conjunction of lords of 6th and 7th houses. When the lords of 6th and 7th houses conjoin and are in any
house divorce is indicated. This is the most common feature in any divorcee’s birth chart. It is not quite
necessary that this combination need be in unfavorable houses.

2. Rahu-Ketu–axis (RKA) to pass through 6-12 houses. When Rahu is in 6th or 12th house divorce can be
foreseen. Affliction of 6th or 12th houses or both excites divorce.

3. Association of Saturn with 6th house. Saturn’s position, aspect or Navamsa generally provokes divorce.
In other words, Saturn in 6th, 4th, 9th or 12th houses excite divorce.

4. Sun in 7th house results in divorce. Sun being a fiery planet causes marital disharmony which eventually
results in discord.

5. Position of lord of 7th in 6th house and/or lord of 6th in 7th house and their parivarthanayoga (Exchange of
signs)

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Why the 6th House? In the example three conditions given in the thumb rule
are seen prevailing, viz., lords of 6th and 7th conjoined
Now a question may arise what is the relevance of 6th
house with divorce. The question is quite relevant. It and posited in 8th house, Surya in 7th house, and R-K-A
may be noted that 6th house is 12th from 7th house. Or passes through 6-12 houses. It may be noted that the
it is the house of destruction of 7th house. The lord presence of Lagnadhipa in the ascendant sign did not
of 6th house is “Nasasthanadhipa”of 7th house. When save the native from the discord, being in retrogression.
bhavadhipa conjoins with Nasasthanadhipa the house Planets in retrogression are not conducive to give
ceases to give its good results. I recall the theory of any favorable result. The native got married in the
‘Marakadhipa’ of 8th house. It is a well-known theory MD (maha dasa or main period) of Surya and Bhukti
that the lord of 7th house destroys the longevity of the (sub period) of 7th lord Budha and divorced in the PD
native by destroying the features of 8th house, that (paryandar dasa or Sub Sub Period) of Kuja after the
considers longevity. The same theory holds good here lapse of four months.
also. Saturn is the significator of foulness or muddiness
and when posited in 6th house causes marital discord. There may be a number of reasons that may tempt
This is the reason when Saturn associated with 6th the natives into divorce. These are not considered
house brings about such discomforts. or evaluated here. This paper considers only the
probability indicated for a divorce.
Now it is pertinent to think that when such a
planetary situation is found, would you recommend a Here is a case in which Saturn is involved in 6th house
compatibility. Obviously it will not be recommended. that causes divorce. Here you can see the Navamsa
As a remedy the influence of Jupiter should be there of Saturn falls in 6th house or in other words the lord
to avert the maleficence. Jupiter should be in Lagna, of 6th house or Navamsadhipa, here, Sukra is the sign
4th , 5th, 7th or 9th houses or the presence of benefic disposer of the Navamsa of Saturn. This situation also
planets influencing Lagna or its lord in a peaceful way. excites the probability of divorce.
So if such a planetary situation as described above
Surya Lagna Sani
is found in the horoscope of the native under
Budha Surya
consideration, the influence of Jupiter in particular is Sukra
Sani Kuja
quite inevitable to avert a divorce. It should be noted
Rahu Rasi(Inner) Ketu
here that the situation that described above is not a
Sukra Rahu
new theory of modern times. Such planetary positions Kuja
Navamsa
Chandra Guru®
(Outer)
Maandi Maandi Ketu
were present in olden days also. But divorces legally
or otherwise were not present in those days. But the Lagna
Guru®
ladies sustaining distress and suffocation and remained
without being separated physically. Now in modern Chandra Budha
times women are self-reliant and are feeling free to
break the bondage legally with ease. The influence of Fig 2. Malini (F) Born on 21-05-1972/ 08-02pm/76o E 13’; 10o N
31’; GMT + 5-30 hrs E (Poorva phalguni – 4th pada)
western culture plays a significant role in this behalf.
Now let us examine some examples of horoscopes of Here in the chart shown above, you can see the position
divorced persons and see how the above said rule is of Saturn in 6th.
relevant in each case. You can see the at least any one Both in Rasi as well as in Navamsa (Rule# 3). There
or two planetary situations in each case invariably. The is a parivarthanayoga (Exchange of signs) of lord
names given in the following examples are imaginary of 7th with that of 5th house. When lord of 5th house
and the results are real. exchanges sign with the lord of the 7th house the lord
Rahu Surya Maandi of 5th house can be considered as the lord of 7th house.
Kuja
In that way there is association of lords of 6th and 7th
Rahu Surya Chandra houses. (Rule#1)
Rasi(Inner) Sukra Sukra
Sani® Budha Guru The native of the above chart married twice and both
Navamsa
(Outer) Lagna ended in a divorce. After a few years she had married
for the third time and even though the conjugal bliss
Lagna Kuja is poor the couple is just pulling on. In this case also
Guru® Ketu Sani® Maandi
Chandra
even though the aspect of the lord of Lagna is falling
Bidha Ketu on the 7th house that does not prevent the inevitable
Fig.1.Malini (Female) Birth: 11-07-1984/ 6-32-6pm/ 550 E 18’; divorce. That may be because the affliction of 6th house
250 N 15 GMT +4-00hrs E in Moola Star is so much. Of course Guru is in retrogression.
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The next example also is a case in which Saturn’s Kuja. Guru without being retrograde does not avoid a
involvement is with the 6th house. Looking from Moon divorce, as it is a functional malefic having the lordship
sign you can see the RKA passes through 6-12 houses. of 3rd and 6th houses.
Lagna Ketu Kuja Like this we can have any number of examples.
Ketu
For fear of elaboration I reduce my explanation.
Sukra Maandi Guru Naturally a question may arise as to if such planetary
Chandra
positions are there in a native’s horoscope will that
Sukra Lagna Rasi(Inner) Sani result in divorces if he/she marries any person? Not
Surya
Guru Budha
Navamsa
(Outer)
necessarily. If Jupiter or other benefic planets are
Budha housed in favorable places that prevent a divorce is
Surya Kuja
Rahu available in the partner’s horoscope definitely divorce
will not happen. A horoscopic chart indicates only
Sani Rahu Maandi Chandra
probability. If in a horoscope divorce is indicated as
Fig 3.(Dr.Vishal): 24–02–1977, 07–37 am, 72o E 58’; 19o N12’ + per the planetary positions described above, unless the
5-30E Longitude of Lagna: (Aquarius 21o 55’); Guru: (0o 12’) partner’s horoscope does not assure an adjustable or
Longitude of Chandra: (Aries 19o 59’); Rahu: 3 0 4’ compromising mindset definitely divorce will result.
Guru being in “Rasi sandhi” will be in 3rd house in Bhava. The partner’s horoscope is to be studied well and
So the benefic influence of Guru is absent. The position ascertained to offset the probability of such a situation.
This ability is what a learned astrologer should possess.
of Sani in 6th house (Rule #3) plays the bad role. The
lord of 6th house Chandra is very much afflicted by the Here I present the horoscopes of a couple in which the
presence of Maandi and Ketu association. indications of divorce are very much present. They are
living happily for more than three decades with love
Sukra Chandra and harmony, with children and grad children.
Maa
Ketu Guru 1. Female native (Malavika) born on 29 -11 -1958 / 7 - 10 pm/
Lagna 76° E 39'; 10° N47'; +5-30 E of GMT
Sani
Surya
Chandra Budha
Bhava Guru
Budha Sani Maandi
Kuja Lagna
Ketu Kuja Chandra
Rahu
Ketu Rasi(Inner)
Navamsa
Fig 4. Bhava chart of Dr.Vishal (Outer) Maandi Rahu

Looking from Moon sign the RKA passes through 6-12, Budha Sukra Guru Rahu
Sani Surya
Saturn afflicts 6th house by its 3rd house’s full aspect.
Sukra Kuja Surya Lagna
The native Dr. Vishal married Dr. Vidya (names are
imaginary) from the place of his job and got separated Fig.6 Birth chart of Malavika
and divorced legally later on. Longitude of Lagna: Mithuna (1°29') Chandra: (Mithuna
19010') Guru (Tula 24°11') Sani : Dhanu 2° 25'
Chandra Surya
In the birth chart of Malavika the lord of 7th house,
Rahu
Rahu Guru and 6th lord Kuja are in mutual aspect. This can
Chandra
be considered as a yoga or conjunction. Here situations
Lagna Sukra
Kuja
Rasi(Inner)
Surya
are evaluated with reference to Chandra because the
Navamsa influence of Guru (24011’) is more with Chandra.
Guru (Outer) Budha Sani The longitude of Chandra is (19010’) and is therefore
Lagna stronger than Lagna. Applying Rule#1 the conjunction
Ketu Guru Sani Ketu
Kuja
(due to mutual aspect of Guru and Kuja) should bring
Budha Sukra
divorce. The benefic Guru’s aspect towards Lagna
and Moon is the reason for averting divorce in this
Fig.5. Dr. Vidya born on 16-08-1982 at 11-25 am 75° E 22'; 11° case. From Moon, Sani is in 6th house and is therefore
N51'; +5-30 E of GMT (Rule#3) conducive to divorce also. But the influence
In this case also you can see the association of lords of Guru nullifies the possibility.
of 6th and 7th houses which necessitates divorce. Here Let us consider the male horoscope. In this case also
Guru is in Lagna conjoining the lord of 7th house, Jupiter (Guru) averts the mishap.
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2. Male native (Sunil) born on 18 – 08 – 1946 / 2-18 am / 75° E In this female birth chart RKA passes through 6-12
22'; 11o N51'; +5-30 E of GMT bhavas and Sani occupies 6th house in bhava. (Lagna
Chandra 4°22'; Sani 28° etc. are the longitudes) Even though two
Surya Sukra
Kuja
of the prominent situations are present there was no
Rahu divorce occurred. This is because of the presence of
Chandra Lagna
Maandi the exalted lord of 9th house that confers Malavya yoga
Ketu Sani (one of the Maha Purush yoga) as well as the presence
Maandi Rasi(Inner) Budha
of Jupiter in 5th house apart from being in debility.
Navamsa (Outer)
Surya Rahu
Sukra Kuja
Sukra
Ketu Guru
Kuja
Ketu
Lagna Budha Guru Sani Budha
Surya
Sani Bhava
As Moon occupied sign is stronger than Lagna
evaluations are made with respect to that sign. The Guru Rahu
lord of 7th house Sukra is posited in 6th house from
Moon sign. Saturn’s aspect to 6th house is another Chandra Lagna
condition that may provoke a divorce. But Guru that
Fig 10 Bhava chart of the female native.
brings about Kesari yoga being the lord of 9th house
(House of fortunes) averts all sorts of mishaps brings It is quite sure. When any of the horoscope that
harmony and happiness. brought for scrutiny if any of the planetary positions
The bhava chart is given below which will show more as described earlier are present, unless the presence
accurate picture of the horoscope. The longitudes of of Guru or other benefic planets that confer some
Moon is (Aries 3°33') and Guru, (Tula 0°59') compromise is available, it is sure and certain that it
will produce cracks in marital life. I can elucidate with
Chandra Maandi Rahu any number of examples. Finally let us examine a case
Lagna
of a broken wed lock of a young married couple of
Sani love affair and consequential betrayal and inevitable
Budha
Bhava divorce thereof.
Surya
Lathika (name imaginary)- Born on 17–01–1985; 4-52pm (76o E
Kuja
Ketu Guru Sukra 9o N59’ GMT)+ 5-30 hrs.

Fig 8 Bhava chart (Sunil) In this horoscope RKA passes through 6-12 houses
and the presence of Saturn in 6th house made the
The presence of the lord of 9th (from Moon) in 7th
mishap.
ensures strength to 7th house and being a benefic
planet gives happiness, prosperity and harmony to the Sukra Kuja
native. Here is another one in which even though the
presence of the proneness to divorce is present the Rahu Lagna
relations are intact. Lagna Kuja Ketu
Surya Sukra Sani
Female native born on 10-02-1961; at 8 – 45pm place – 75° E 00';
12° N30';+ 5-30hrs GMT Rahu Surya
Budha
Guru Guru
Chandra
Chandra Budha Sani
Sukra Kuja Ketu

Lagna
Ketu Budha
Budh Ketu Rasi(Inner) Fig 11. Birth chart of the female native. (Lathika)
Chand Navamsa
Surya (Outer)
In this horoscope it may be noted that the presence of
Guru
Sani
Sani Rahu Rahu Lagnadhipa in 7th house did not protect the native from
Guru
the catastrophe of divorce. The sign disposer Guru is
Kuja Chandra Lagna
in debility, combust and adversely placed in 8th house.
Sukra Surya Her partner’s horoscope has also similar situation that
Fig 8 Birth chat of female native aided only divorce.

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Sumesh (Name not real)) born on 15 -10 -1983; at 12 – 30 – much afflicted by the presence of Saturn, Rahu and
47am; 75° E 22'; 11° N51'; GMT + 5-30 hrs debilitated Moon. To offset this the male chart does
not offer any compromise. The result was an inevitable
Chandra Budha
divorce. Guru in the male chart being flanked by
Rahu malefics could not avoid a divorce. The young man
Lagna tried to compromise a number of times but in vain.
Ketu Rasi(Inner) Lagna
Sukra
Navamsa
Sukra Rahu
If we analyze each case in its own merits, we can
Sani Chandra (Outer)
Kuja Kuja find a variety of reasons that cause a divorce. As it
Ketu
Sani
Budha is beyond the scope of this paper it is not considered
Guru Surya here. From the examples given above it is quite clear
Guru Surya that chances of divorces can be easily found out from
Fig 12 Birth chart of the male native. (Sumesh) a horoscope. While scrutinizing a horoscope for
marriage compatibility if we encounter any of the five
In the horoscope of Sumesh the evaluation is accurately conditions jointly or otherwise we should caution them
done using Bhava chart. This is true looking from about the possibility and if suitable remedial measures
Lagna as well as Chandra. The chart is given below. are taken, it is felt that we can avoid the occurrence
of such mishaps to a great extent. Remedial measures
Rahu
here do not mean any kind of rituals. But the benefic
Lagna influence of planets like Jupiter (Guru) should be
Bhava present in the partner’s horoscope. If this situation is
Sukra
Chandra
Kuja lacking, we can say for sure that it will yield to divorce.
Surya My request to my astrologer friends is that while
Ketu Guru Budha
Sani scrutinizing horoscopes for marriage compatibility the
Fig 13 Bhava chart (Sumesh) - (Note: Saturn-combust) above said simple rules may be considered and suitably
applied such that the threat of catastrophes like divorce
RKA passes through 6-12 houses. Saturn’s aspect also
can be kept at arm’s length.
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A detailed guide of Trikonas and its role
in fast tracking Spiritual Awakening
| Prof. Jyotish Chandra Ghatak
M. A. (TRIPLE), F. R. H. S,

T
he Mundane Trine Houses or the Trikona ‘Cha’ indeed clearly indicates the inclusion of
Bhavanas ({ÌH$moU ^dZ) of a horoscope are Lagna also in the term ‘ Trikona ‘.
ordinarily reckoned as the 5th and the 9th Houses (4) In some books of Astrology the 9th and the 5th
from the Ascendant (or Lagna). Hence it is said : - houses have been called “Viseshakonam” (C.f.
Trikonam Navapanchakam ({ÌH$moU Zdn#mH§$). But as a “Navamam Panchamam Sthanam Visesham
matter of fact by the term ‘’Trikona Houses’ should Konamuchyate”). This clearly indicates that
be meant and is really signified not only the 5th and 9th Lagna is the general or ordinary or ‘samanya
Houses from the Ascendant but also the 1st House or konam ‘ as contradistinguished from the 5th and
Lagna also. This real meaning of the term ‘Trikona’ the 9th which are Visesha Konam.
would be apparent not only from the Ascendant but
also the 1st House or Lagna also. This real meaning of Now, one may question here that if Lagna
the term ‘Trikona’ would be apparent not only from is really a Kona house also, why it is always
the very prefix ‘Tri’ (Three) which is added to the word reckoned as a Kendra bhavana and not a
kona in all general judgments. The reason is
‘Kona’ (H$moU) signifying its triangular character thus not far to seek. The thing is that of the two
having one of its konas or angles fixed at the Lagna characteristic features of Lagna (Ascendant)
itself), but also from a host of other facts. I shall dwell viz., one being kendratva or quadrantness and
upon them one after another. the other being trikonatva or trineness, the
(1) Some works in Astrology have clearly spoken of former is so overwhelmingly strong as to drown
Lagna as being both a Kendra (Ho$ÝÐ) Bhavana the trine house character of it completely to all
and a Kona Bhavana as well. intents and purposes. Nevertheless the trine
house character of Ascendant is not lost though
(2) Among the many synonyms of the 9th House rendered seemingly eclipsed by the quadrant-
we get one such term as ‘‘tri-trikona’’ ({Ì-{ÌH$moU) house character of it.
also. Thus in the Jataka-Parijatha we get
Now, I shall proceed to narrate and illustrate the
‘‘Syat tri-trikonamudayannavamam Vadanti’’ characteristically specific nature of each of these three
Trine Houses with a special reference to the following

(ñ`m{Ì-{ÌH$moU_wX²`mÞd_§ dXpÝV) (1-53) themes.
This name tri-trikona for the 9th House very
1. Vyaktitva-Personality.
clearly and without allowing any room for
doubt, shows that the ‘tri’ or ‘trisamkhyakah’ 2. Dhana-vaibhava-Riches and Prosperity.
trikonah ({Ìg§»`… H$… {ÌH$moU…) i.e., the 3rd trikona 3. Jnana-Knowledge.
is the 9th House (c.f. ‘tri-trikonamiti tamasah’ –
4. Dharma- Religiousness Piety and Spirituality.
Saravali). Tri-trikona is the name of the House
of ‘Tapas’ or ‘religious ascetism’ which belongs 5. Kala-vibhagatva- Division of Time i.e., Present,
to the 9th House. Past and Future character.

(3) The use of the particle ‘’Cha’’ (M) having the All these three Trine Houses vis., the Lagna, the 5th and
sense of Samucchaya or inclusion in the passage the 9th houses have indeed reference to and bearing
– ‘‘Lagnattrikona Bha- vanam Navapanchamam upon, and causal relationship with all the above-
Cha’’ (Jataka Parijata) which means ‘the 5th and the mentioned five items, but still each of these three
9th house also is called Trikona’. Here the ‘Sabda- houses differ as the poles, inasmuch as they possess
Svarasa’ i.e., the meaning-essence of the particle distinctively different potentiality and pointedly
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different phases of each of the five above-named of the Personality, and the 9th House of 3rd Trikona is
subjects. a representative of Individuality (or Spirituality) of
a person in special.
Let me begin with :-
As the Lagna embraces the qualities of all the 12
1. ‘Vyaktitva’ - i.e., Person- particularly (i.e., houses in it, it comes as a corrolary that the 5th and the
Personality: In- dividuality: Idiosyncratic particularity or 9th houses also, are in it in the seed form. In this universe
Psycho-physical speciality) . of thought and existence, there are really Three Great
Before I proceed to discuss the subject, it is quite Centres – viz., (1) the Matter, (2) the Mind and (3) the
meet and proper that the real underlying meaning of Spirit corresponding to the three great astrological
the above-named three expressions should be clearly elements. Viz., the Ascendant, the Moon and the Sun.
It would be a real pleasure to know that the Three
brought out.
Konas are really the representatives of these three
What is Personality? What is Individuality? and What Great Centres respectively viz. (1) physicality proper
is Idio syncratic particularity? – (i.e. idiosyncratic peculiarity or rather the psycho-
physical constitution speciality – this is the Lagna
The Personality of a person is an aggregate of those kona). (2) Personality – (this is Moon) (this is the 5th
characteristics of a person which strike and impinge house or the second Trikona) and (3) Individuality – (or
upon all observers. I cannot resist the temptation of spirituality) (this is Sun) (this is the 9th house or the
quoting here from a philosopher-astrologer who has third Trikona).
very happily put it thus :
The Lagna (or Ascendant) gathers up together the
‘’The peculiarities in style of bearing, deportment, influences of all the twelve mundane houses into one
mannerisms, voice-inflexion, mode of normal behaviour and thus stands for the Body in general, and for the
etc., are the bricks of personality.’’......................... Head and the Brain in particular, as the controlling
‘‘Personality consists of external presentation of a person’s pivot of the body. Even Mind cannot manifest itself
subconscious mind (i.e. his habit-system).” without a physical vehicle, (which is Body) and there
also it is limited, by the latter's limitations. It is thus that
Individuality is the aggregate of those highly specialized
many important traits of character may never find the
and distinctive points of character which comprises
daylight of expression due to the limiting conditions
the deepest and the innermost part of a person’s being. of the physicality which is exactly the case in a person's
Talents, insight and other subtle qualities which lie Ascendant or Lagna.
latent in the innermost recesses of mind and one’s
spirituality – all these go to build up individuality. The Moon is a recipient of the solar light and it is also
a transmitter of the same. Thus it receives the rays only
Idiosyncratic peculiarity is the speciality of a person’s to transmit them just as a bank receives deposits only
mental and physical constitution. It is both inborn and to lend out or transmit to others. Indian astronomers
acquired, being thus a joint product of both Nature and have also said in the same strain :- “Salilamayo Hi
Nurture. (Environment).It has a special reference to Chandralokah Tam Pravisanti Tapanagavastayah”
the reactive part of a person’s character i.e., It refers to (i.e., the Moon is-surcharged with moisture and the
a person’s moods and manners of response to stimuli rays of the Sun penetrate into it). The Moon rules the
both external and internal. Mind of man and it has been clearly indicated by such
In the light of this analytical exposition, it would be a expressions as “Chandramah Manaso Jatah “ etc., i.e.,
positive delight to find that the ‘Lagnakona’ embraces the Moon is born of the mind of the Kalapurusha. The
5th house rules “Dhi’’ or “Mati” i.e., the deliberation,
and represents all the above-mentioned three phases
decision and direction of the Mind, and thus indicates
combined in general, and one of them in special. This
human wishes and desires just as the Moon shows
special one is no doubt the particularity of mental and
our desires and aspirations. The Moon signifies all
physical constitution, (i.e., Varna, Akriti and Prakriti)
things intermediate between the Ego(which is Sun i.e.
of a person.
‘Hridisthah Purushah’ or Hrishikesa who resides in the
Thus it would be found that the first House of heart of every man) and the physical Earth of which it
Lagnakona is a representative of the Idiosyncratic desires experience. In the same manner the 5th house
peculiarity, the 5th House or 2nd Kona is a representative manifests itself not only in the shape of a person’s

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Personality (i.e., the ultimate developed system of his The 5th House :- The 5th house is indeed a very powerful
habits and the external expression of his subconscious fortune-bringing house. (C. f. “Panchamamcha
Mind) (Sun) (which is working behind) but also in the Dhanasthanam Visesham Dhanamuchyate”- Brihat
form of a person’s wishes and desires, his feelings and Parasara.) Some astrologers call the 5th house as the
emotions, his passions and pleasures. only Laksmi Bhavana without styling the other konas
as such, thus showing the importance and possibly the
The Sun is the centre of all Light, Heat and Illumination.
predominance of the 5th houseover the other wealth-
Exactly the same role belongs to the 9th house.
bringing houses (C.f. the horoscopes of Rockfeller,
It is the 9 th house which illumines our SELVES
Ford, Rothschild, Tata etc.). In the same manner the 10th
and brings to light our Individuality. i.e., the real
spiritual nucleus. Sun is regarded as the soul of the house has been called the only Vishnusthana ({dîUwñWmZ)
universe. Verily so is the 9th house which represents in exclusion of the other quadrants or Kendra houses
the soul or the spirituality of the person. Just as by some writers. Now, what are the special features
the term ‘Individuality’ is meant the latent innermost then of the 5th house wealth? The special feature of
(i.e. , ‘Nihito Guhiyam’) luminous energy as distinguished the 5th house wealth is that the money may come from
from personality or the outer manifestation phases lottery or speculation, from race-course ‘or from
and also as distinguished from Physicality (the outer cinema or other amusement hall or from educational
responsive and reactive constitutional peculiarity) so institutions or from agriculture and irrigation. As the
by the 9th house is indicated the whole train of the 5th house is the 2nd house (Dhanasthana) of the 4th
latent innermost talents and faculties, the spirtuality house which indicates land and education (^y{_-{dÚm) it
and the intuitive insight which all lie embedded in shows the income from land either from agriculture or
the profound recess of a man’s essence. Just as the arbori culture or horticulture or from land transaction
essence of Individuality is based on the fundamental or from mineral and vegetable i.e., the products of
principle” I am I” (i.e., ahamkara or ahamjnana). So the surface and the underneath of the soil. Thus the
the special faculty of ‘Jnana ‘ and ‘Vijnana ‘ (i.e., the 5th house includes income from the business of coal,
deep and profound knowledge of Within- both analytic petrol, mineral oils, iron, aluminium, magnesium, mica,
and synthetic) is a special feature of the 9th house. gold, silver etc., which are all the issue of the 5th house
indeed. The 5th house also indicates income from one’s
2. To turn to the second theme viz., Riches and mother (in a male horoscope) and income from father
Fortune:- (in a female horoscope) as it is the 2nd house from the
4th house which represents parents.
All the three Trikonabhavanas viz., the 1st, the 5th
and the 9th are Lakshmisthanas (bú_rñWmZ) i.e., the As the 5th house represents love affair and public life
bringers and harbingers of Money and Good Luck. But also, it no doubt also indicates income from both these
eachof the three houses has its own peculiarly special sources.
distinctive feature. Thus the 1st house stands for body
and the brain and good luck. Indeed the soundness and The 9th House :-This house also is a bringer of fortune
efficiency of the body and the brain are the rudimental and money; but in a way quite diffe rent from that
factors in the earning of money. Just as without a sound of the first and the fifth. Thus it being the 2nd house
body-condition no industry or perseverance is possible, from the 8th (the house of death), money by death or
so also without a sound brain-condition no good plan, legacy is here indicated. As this 9th house is also the 3rd
programme or well defined way can be formulated house from the 7th (marriage partner, commerce, trade
which may help to bring wealth. ‘Mens Sana Incorpore and business in general) it indicates money from the
Sano’ i.e., ‘sound mind in a sound body,’ is the most marriage partner or through marriage or from trade,
fundamental and basic condition of all acquisition of commerce and business in general. The 9th house being
wealth. the reflex of the third and the 3rd house being the house
of effort and energy i.e., Vikrama ({dH«$_) bhavana,
It is therefore that Lagnapati in Lagna or fully it indicates also money from business partner’s or
aspecting the Lagna makes one highly rich and he is marriage partner’s exertion. The 9th house also shows
never to be found in want of money. (C.f. “Vñ`Joho gXm money from father as the 9th house is the house of
bú_r`©ñ` Xoho VZyn{V…” .... It will thus be seen that the 1st father. The 9th house is also the 4th house (land and
house specially shows that wealth which is the direct house) of the 6th (enemy) and thus a strong 9th house
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enemy’s land and property. The 9th house also indicates brothers. The only remark able fact is that one of them
money got by spiritual power and also from religious becomes predominant and stands out to rule over the
rites (e.g., the office of a priest or clergy) and from others for some time or period. The Bhagavad-Gita
very distant voyages or travels: as all these assets are shows Jnana-Karma- Bhakti samuchhaya i.e., Dharma
the special features of the 9th house. as a combination of Jnana, Bhakti and Karma. C.f.
.Dugdham Gitamritam mahat ‘.
3. Now, to the third aspect of the Trikona houses
___ Xþ½YJrVm_¥V§ _hV²
viz., the different forms of Jnana or Knowledge:-
Thus to have a glimpse into the Religious Evolution
The 1st house denotes specially the head or the
of the Vedic Aryans we find that in the Samhita stage
brain and hence is linked directly with rationalistic
Bhakti (or Devo- tional spirit) rules supreme keep-
knowledge or knowledge from reasoning (C. f.
ing the others in abeyance, while in the Brahmana
Cognition). The 5th house is linked more with feelings
and emotions and with the desires and willings (C. f. period Karma (H$_©) (i.e., Ritualistic rigour) greater
Emotion and Volition). I don’t hereby mean to say that utterance, while in the Upanishadic (Cn{ZfX²) period
the 5th house has nothing to do with reasoning proper Jnana (Vijnana and Prajnana) (high Metaphysical
but that the reasoning faculty is kept subservient to the knowledge opened out the doors of spiritual insight
more powerful functions of this house viz., feelings and and of the realisation of the Supreme. What is true to
desires. The 9th house knowledge is ‘Vijnana’ ({dkmZ) a society or community, is also true to an individual.
i.e., the ripe spiritual knowledge and also Prajnana The same system rules and the same prevails. In the
Bhakti stage we feel the Supreme, in the Karma stage
(àkmZ), i.e., the ripe experience or cream of scientific
we labour into and thus awaken us into the Supreme
knowledge derived from inspection, and investigation
(C.f. the Mother has said “Work is the body’s prayer to
i.e., induction in general. This house very relevantly
the Divine’’) and in the Jnana stage we recognise, realise
relates to intuitive knowledge or insight. It also denotes
and identify ourselves with the Supreme. (‘Bhakti’ is like
one’s efficiency in the second sight or Tritiya Chakshus
the juice and pulp of a fruit, ‘Karma’ is like the rind or
(V¥Vr` Mjw) affairs. This fact is also nicely discernible epidermal layer and Jnana is like the stone of the fruit).
from the other 9th house function viz., very distant
voyage and travel. The very distant travel in the realm The three trine houses have very fittingly been called
of knowledge is undoubtedly the spiritual insight or the ‘Punya Bhavanas’ or the holy houses; as they
intuitive power in general. represent religiousness and piety in all its phases and
in all stages. It would thus be highly interesting to
4. The 4th phase of Trikona houses viz: Dharma discern in the 1st Kona or Lagna (which typifies the
(Y_©), (i.e., re- ligion and piety) :- body) karmic predominance, wthout however denying
the other two, and in the 2nd Trikona (5th house) which
In all Religious evolutions whether it be of an
has been stamped as ‘Deva Bhakti Bhavana’ (or
individual or of a society or a community or a nation,
devotion to God house) the devotional spirit and power
we always find that there is a cycle of three distinct and
of the native more than the other two; and in the third
distinctive stages - one of (a) Karma (Work), one of
Trikona (9th house) Jnana (both Vijnana and Prajnana)
(b) Bhakti (Devotion) and one of (c) Jnana (Knowledge).
i.e. (spiritual insight and realisation more than the
Indeed, each stage has its interdependence on and
other two trikonas). This 9th house or 3rd trikona is
intimate relationship with the two other also, but still
the ‘cognitive Minds’ remotest journey or voyage into
one of the three is found to dominate, to preponderate
the realm of spiritual or superphysical recognition. As
and to rule over the other two although not ruling out
this third trikona signifies the ultimate finding of an
any of them totally in any way. Indeed Religion is a
individual and his cream of knowledge and experience,
happy harmonious and rhythmical combination of
it also indicates the very perfections in the physical
all these three viz., Karma, Bhakti and Jnana: just as
sciences (e.g., physics, chemisty, biology, mineralogy,
the human body is ruled and functioned by a happy
astronomy etc.) which my rightly be called super-
combination of Kapha, Pitta and Vayu-no one of them
physical (so to speak), in view of the extreme subtleness
ruling out the other two (although one may happen
and abstruseness of the findings.
to dominate over the other two) but all working
to- gether and fully functioning in a rhythmic role Let me illustrate by actual horoscopes both the cases (a)
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to the 9th house) and (b) Prjnana (high superphysical ‘savants who excelled in their subtle knowledge and
knowledge, so to speak, of the physical sciences which findings in the Physical sciences, thus illustrating the
also belongs to the 3rd trikona, one by one. dominance and strength of the 9th house over the other
two trikonas in their horoscopes :-
(a) Vijnana : - Sankaracharya. In this horoscope, we find
the 9th house i.e. ‘Vijnana’ (metaphysical knowledge) Sir Issac Newton : His ascendant is Libra. The lord of
most predominant. The exact date and time of the 9th house (Gemini) is Mercury who happens to
Shankaracharya’s birth has not been finally settled. be fully aspecting the 9th house (his own house) from
But there is a consensus of opinion in all biographies Sagittarius. The 9th house from Sun (in Sagittarius) is
about one fact i.e. that Lagna was Karkata (Cancer) Leo whose lord Sun is himself and is in the 1st house
and that Jupiter was in exaltation in the Lagna. The from the Sun in his friend’s (Jupiter’s) house. The
9th house from Karkata Lagna is Meena (Pisces) 9th fromMoon (who is in Gemini) is Aquarius, whose
whose lord Jupiter not only typifies all ripe and keen lord Saturn is occupying his own house, that is to say,
knowledge but also due to his exaltation in Cancer in is Sva-kshettrastha (ñdjoÌñW) and also Moolatrikoni i.e.
the 1st house (Kendra Bhavana) he shows a very high Ananda Bhavanastha. He is further in conjunction
order of metaphysical knowledge. Jupiter being in with Jupiter who happens to be the lord of the 10th or
Cancer a quadrant house has his strength both natural Distinction House, thus showing Newton’s distinctive
and accidental at its height, at the time of his birth. insight into the causation of natural phenomena.
Ramanujacharya : Bhakti ruled over ‘jnana’ in Michael Faraday : His 9th house from Sun (in Virgo) is
Ramanujacharya’s life; and this is vindicated by the Taurus whose lord Venus is occupying his own house
lord of 5th (Mangala) being in the Mulatrikona huse Libra, the 2nd house from the Sun. The 2nd house is the
and in the highest kendra (10th) culminating. house of higher mathematics, abstruse sciences and
philosophy. These facts indicate, therefore, very clearly
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa : The life of this sage
his keen intellectuality and shrewd discernment. The
was a practical exemplification of Karma, Bhakti and
9th house from Moon (in Cancer) is Pisces whose Lord
Jnana samucchaya i.e. all the three equally strong and
Jupiter is fully aspecting his own house from Virgo.
dominant in his horoscope. We find the Lagnadhipathi
As his birth time is not known, no judgment from his
(Saturn) posted in the 9th house, that is to say, Karma
Ascendant is possible.
planted in Jnana and Saturn being in exaltation here,
shows his karmic perfection in his Panchavatvana Lord Kelvin: InLord Kelvin’s horoscope, the 9th
asceticism. Both Lagna (Karma) and Lagnadhipathi house from Sun (in Gemini) is Aquarius whose lord
(karmic energy) are fully aspected by Jupiter (Jnana) Saturn is, curiously enough, fully aspecting his own
showing all his karma to have been always planted in house. The 9th house from Moon (in Gemini) is also
Jnana. The lord of the 5th house (Bhakti) is in Lagna a Aquarius and the result is the same.
most powerful kendra and kona as well, thus showing
his karma or work always coupled with Bhakti or Thomas Alva Edison : In Edison’s horoscope, the 9th
devotion. The 5th house also is inhabited by Jupiter house from Ascendant (Libra) is Gemini whose lord
showing that Bhakti is ruled by Jnana. The lord of the Mercury is in a quadrant house (in the 4th house in
9th (Jnana Bhavana) Venus himself showing love and Capricornus) and enjoying, curiously indeed, his own
devotion means that love and devotion ruled his Jnana exaltation Navamsa there. The lord of the 9th house
as well and this Venus being in his exaltation in Meena is Mercury who is also fully aspected by Jupiter, (a
(Pisces) shows his devotional spirit to be the most planet betokening high super-physical knowledge)
supreme although grounded in jnana or metaphysical from Taurus, where he is enjoying the Vargottama
knowledge. The 9th house i.e. the house of knowledge is Navamsa. The 9th house from Sun (in Aquarius) is
occupied by Saturn who is lord of the Lagna and Saturn Libra whose lord Venus is in Lagna-quadrant from the
is in his exaltation house here (Libra). This means that Sun and is very strong there being both Uchchabhilashi
his metaphysical knowledge is occupied and ruled by (aspiring for his exaltation house) and also Vargottama
karma i.e. full, active, missionary life. Indeed, he was in Aquarius. The 9th house from Moon (in Sagittarius)
a very great preacher and of a very high order too. is Leo whose lord Sun fully aspects the 9th huse, being
in conjunction with the lord of the 3rd house (high
(b) Now I shall dwell upon the second class i.e., (b) intellectuality).
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Laplace : This French Astronomer has been called and sincerity of dealings and purpose are shown in
the ”French Newton’’. He has his 9th house from Sun the 1st house through the doors of the past – i .e. the
(who is in Pisces) in Scorpio. Its lord Mars is in the 5th house. Thus the 5th house elements show a person’s
highest quadrant in Sagittarius, culminating. The 9th deeds in the past which are going to equip him and make
house from Moon (in Scorpio) is in Cancer, whose him fit for the struggle for existence and progressive
lord he is himself, thus being in quadrant and past the development in a particular manner in the present life
Nichamsa in Scorpio. represented by lagna or the 1st Trikona. The 9th house
indicating insight, intuition, spiritual or metaphysical
Sir J.C. Bose: The 9th house from Sir J.C. Bose’s
or superphysical knowledge which go to indicate how
Ascendant (Aries)is Sagittarius whose lord Jupiter is in
a person is going to unfold himself in the present life
the 2nd house which is ‘Visesha Vidyasthana’ and which
in order to fit himself into his own acquired future. The
specially indicates higher mathematics and physics. The
9th house from Sun (in Scorpio) is Cancer whose lord 9th house as the house of Dharma (Y_©) (C.f. ‘Dharanat
Moon is in Libra. Although he is in the 12th house from Dharmah Ityuchyate’) (i.e. Dharma is that thing
the Sun, he enjoys Vargottama Navamsa. The 9th house which sustains and holds and perpetuates us) shows
from Moon (in Libra) is Gemini whose lord Mercury how a person is going to protect or preserve himself
(Mathematics) is fully aspecting his own house and in future through his Dharma which is nothing short
is conjoined with benefic Venus (higher physics)who of Varma(d_©) the coat of armour) which is meant for
also, strangely enough is fully aspecting the 9th house. shielding him. Full traces and marks of how a person
is going to evolve himself in future through his present
5. The trine houses may be looked into from deeds, are thus to be sought for and found in the 9th
another very important aspect also viz., the Time aspect; house i.e., the third Trikona.
thus giving us a glimpse into an individual’s evolution
with the progress of time. Thus a man’s Past, Present I have thus here considered the peculiarities and the
and Future – all these three Time landmarks are to be specialities belonging to each of these Trikona or Trine
found in nutshell in these trine houses – the 5th house houses which all combined re present one full Cosmic
showing an individual’s Past, the 1st house (Lagna) Unit – one complete psychophysical product, in the full
showing his present and the 9th house showing his evolution of an individual. The three trikonas or trine
Future with all its phases and potentialities. houses thus represent the groups of three distinctive
phases in the complete development of a Being,
A person’s desires and yearnings are the basic remnant
through the Past, the Present and the Future, the Being
waves of his actions and hankerings in his past life, and
thus having his own discrete mould and stamp.
it lingers into and is developed into the present life
through a transmission of the Puryashtaka (nw`©ï>H$) i.e. Parellelism from Palmistry
, the subtle body after death (C.f `XmJwUm©ÌH$mo ^yËdm ~rO§ñ`mgw These three trine houses also represent a nice parallel
M[aîUw M & g_m{de{V g§g¥ï>ñVXmË_mZ§ {d_w#m{V to the three main lines in the palm of every individual,
Manu Samhita 1.56 viz. (1) Life Line corresponding to the 1st house or
Lagna) (2) the Heart Line (corresponding to the 5th
The ‘Puryashtaka’ is the very subtle and fine body house (C.f. ‘Leo’ is the 5th sign or part of a Kalapurusha
which a person takes after his demise. It consists of the and this also indicates the heart of the Kalapurusha
fine five elements or Pancha Bhuta, the fine Indriyas and (3) the Head Line (corresponding to the 9th house
and very fine Manas and Buddhi and Vasana and ) (the house of knowledge, religion and piety) (C.f. the
Karma and Vayu and Avidya. – C.f. 9th house of Kalapurusha which is Sagittarius. This
sign represents the high or upper leg showing higher
^yVopÝÐ`-_Zmo-~w{Õ-dmgZm-H$_©-dm`d… & level of travel both in the terrestrial tourings in holy
A{dÚm MmîQ>H§$ àmoŠV§ nw`©îQ>_¥{fgÎm_¡… && places as well as in the superterrestrial plane viz. in the
realm of metaphysical knowledge, second sight etc.)
Thus the intellectuality and the mental constitution
of the present corporal life are the direct children The Life line really represents in the Science of
of a person’s past actions which are shown in the 5th Cheirosophy, a person’s Karma or achievements as a
house. Thus the 5th house gives rise to the 1st house direct result of his own exertions i.e. the effort of his
in its later and higher evolution. Not only the mental body limbs. Thus the 1st house or Lagna also shows the
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It is extremely interesting to discern also that the U-VISHNU
three trine houses of Astrology present a fine parallel
and counterpart in the three divisions in the finger i.e. Protection and
portion of the palm also viz., (a) the top phalanges of preservation – C. f. Heart-line of Palmistry.
the finger (b) the middle phalanges and (c) the third The 5th house or 2nd Tri- kona
or bottom phalanges. It is curious to observe that the of astrology.
Cheirosophists find in the uppermost divisions spiritual
and super-physical traits, and in the middle mental (The Vaishnavite regard for animal life i. e.,
and intellectual powers, and in the lowest zone i.e. in commiseration, sympathy, mercy etc., all represent the
the lowermost phalanges the physical and the material 5th house)
assets of a person.
M-SIVA OR RUDRA
Again we find that the Cheirosophists divide the
whole palm again into three zones viz., the first zone i.e. Destruction or
representing the finger portion (the carpal processes,
annihilation- C . f . t h e H e a d - l i n e o f
the second zone covering the upper half of the
cheirosophy, and the 9th house
Metacarpal portion and the third zone representing
or 3 rd Trikona in astrology.
the lower half of the Metacarpal region of the palm.
Metaphysical knowledge
In this arrangement of zone division, the finger
bringing Moksha or Final
portion represents the spiritual abilities, activities and
Annihilation of the Person.
potentialities of a person; the second zone shows the
mental and intellectual , while the third zone represents (It should be specially noted that Siva typifies
the physical and material one. Indeed, it is a highly Knowledge especially the higher and the metaphysical
verified fact in the science of Palmistry that persons one. C. f. Sivah Jnanamayah ‘({ed…kmZ_`…), Jnanancha
having very long finger portions are highly spiritual
and have developed super-physical knowledge (C.f. Samkaradichchet kmZ§M e§H$am{XÀN>oV² __)
the 9th house or the third trikona).
It is also remarkable that the higher metaphysical
In the Tantrasastras the Trikona Bhavana always refers knowledge at last leads to Moksha or Laya in
to the Matri-Chakra or Devi-Chakra (_mV¥MH«$ dm XodrMH«$) the Parabrahma. Sivaor Rudra indeed betokens
which is the real source of all power and potentiality in annihilation or Laya. And ‘Moksha’ or ‘Nirvana’ is no
the cosmic evolution of the universe. Similar is the case doubt the total annihilation of the Individual Being,
with our small body with its full Trinity (viz., physical- in the Supreme Spirit.
mental – and spiritual aspect), which is only a miniature
replica of the bigger universe – the Microcosm being Thus it will be found that the Trikona houses
but an exact mirror of the Macrocosm in the form of are the most vital and essential houses of the horos-
an epitome. cope, representing and comprehending fully the Trinity
In reality, these three embrace fully the life all the
In the Vedas and Upanishads houses. In other the Lakshmi Bhavanas or the Sakti
houses are the real Power Houses of the Vishu Bhavanas
These three Trikona Bhavanas or Trine Houses also which are the Kendras or quadrants. (C.F. Markandeya
represent the full Pranava or omkar (›H$ma) which PUrana‘s Duruga Saptasati where all the powers of all
underlies every phenomenon and every substance. the gods, mustered into one and were united to form one
The three syllables of Pranava are A(A) U(C) and Great Sakti which is Vaishavi or Lakshmi or Chandika
M(_) representing the three different phases of the or Durga). It is these houses of the horoscope which
same Paramatma or PARABRAHMA and also the impregnate the life of every individual with rhyme and
three different stages of Jivatma (OrdmË_m) (i.e. the rhythm, with law and order, with a full array of all the
individual soul) also. essential factors or elements which contribute to an
individual‘s full evolution, and thus ring the vibration of
A-BRAHMA Omkar (‘›H$ma‘) through every individual and thus bring
his fullest unfoldment, development and fulfilment on
i.e, Creation = – Cf. the life-line of cheirosophy,
and the first Trikona or Lagna this terrestrial orb. (FOR)
of astrology- the body.

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Sunrise and Sunset Timings
for December 2016
Date Bengaluru Hyderabad Mumbai New Delhi Thiruvananthapur
Decem-
Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise
ber Sunset Sunset Sunset Sunset Sunset
local time local time local time local time local time
2016
1 6:26 AM 5:51 PM 6:30 AM 5:40 PM 6:56 AM 6:02 PM 6:57 17:22 6:22 AM 6:03 PM
2 6:26 AM 5:51 PM 6:31 AM 5:40 PM 6:57 AM 6:02 PM 6:58 17:22 6:23 AM 6:03 PM
3 6:27 AM 5:51 PM 6:31 AM 5:40 PM 6:57 AM 6:02 PM 6:58 17:22 6:23 AM 6:03 PM
4 6:27 AM 5:52 PM 6:32 AM 5:40 PM 6:58 AM 6:02 PM 6:59 17:22 6:24 AM 6:04 PM
5 6:28 AM 5:52 PM 6:32 AM 5:41 PM 6:58 AM 6:02 PM 7:00 17:23 6:24 AM 6:04 PM
6 6:29 AM 5:52 PM 6:33 AM 5:41 PM 6:59 AM 6:03 PM 7:01 17:23 6:25 AM 6:04 PM
7 6:29 AM 5:53 PM 6:34 AM 5:41 PM 7:00 AM 6:03 PM 7:01 17:23 6:25 AM 6:05 PM
8 6:30 AM 5:53 PM 6:34 AM 5:41 PM 7:00 AM 6:03 PM 7:02 17:23 6:26 AM 6:05 PM
9 6:30 AM 5:53 PM 6:35 AM 5:42 PM 7:01 AM 6:04 PM 7:03 17:23 6:26 AM 6:06 PM
10 6:31 AM 5:54 PM 6:35 AM 5:42 PM 7:01 AM 6:04 PM 7:03 17:23 6:27 AM 6:06 PM
11 6:31 AM 5:54 PM 6:36 AM 5:42 PM 7:02 AM 6:04 PM 7:04 17:24 6:27 AM 6:06 PM
12 6:32 AM 5:54 PM 6:36 AM 5:43 PM 7:02 AM 6:05 PM 7:05 17:24 6:28 AM 6:07 PM
13 6:32 AM 5:55 PM 6:37 AM 5:43 PM 7:03 AM 6:05 PM 7:05 17:24 6:28 AM 6:07 PM
14 6:33 AM 5:55 PM 6:38 AM 5:44 PM 7:04 AM 6:05 PM 7:06 17:25 6:29 AM 6:08 PM
15 6:33 AM 5:56 PM 6:38 AM 5:44 PM 7:04 AM 6:06 PM 7:07 17:25 6:29 AM 6:08 PM
16 6:34 AM 5:56 PM 6:39 AM 5:44 PM 7:05 AM 6:06 PM 7:07 17:25 6:30 AM 6:09 PM
17 6:34 AM 5:56 PM 6:39 AM 5:45 PM 7:05 AM 6:07 PM 7:08 17:26 6:30 AM 6:09 PM
18 6:35 AM 5:57 PM 6:40 AM 5:45 PM 7:06 AM 6:07 PM 7:08 17:26 6:31 AM 6:10 PM
19 6:36 AM 5:57 PM 6:40 AM 5:46 PM 7:06 AM 6:07 PM 7:09 17:27 6:31 AM 6:10 PM
20 6:36 AM 5:58 PM 6:41 AM 5:46 PM 7:07 AM 6:08 PM 7:10 17:27 6:32 AM 6:11 PM
21 6:37 AM 5:58 PM 6:41 AM 5:47 PM 7:07 AM 6:08 PM 7:10 17:28 6:32 AM 6:11 PM
22 6:37 AM 5:59 PM 6:42 AM 5:47 PM 7:08 AM 6:09 PM 7:11 17:28 6:33 AM 6:12 PM
23 6:38 AM 5:59 PM 6:42 AM 5:48 PM 7:08 AM 6:10 PM 7:11 17:29 6:33 AM 6:12 PM
24 6:38 AM 6:00 PM 6:43 AM 5:48 PM 7:09 AM 6:10 PM 7:11 17:29 6:34 AM 6:13 PM
25 6:38 AM 6:00 PM 6:43 AM 5:49 PM 7:09 AM 6:11 PM 7:12 17:30 6:34 AM 6:13 PM
26 6:39 AM 6:01 PM 6:44 AM 5:49 PM 7:10 AM 6:11 PM 7:12 17:30 6:35 AM 6:14 PM
27 6:39 AM 6:01 PM 6:44 AM 5:50 PM 7:10 AM 6:12 PM 7:13 17:31 6:35 AM 6:14 PM
28 6:40 AM 6:02 PM 6:44 AM 5:50 PM 7:10 AM 6:12 PM 7:13 17:32 6:36 AM 6:15 PM
29 6:40 AM 6:03 PM 6:45 AM 5:51 PM 7:11 AM 6:13 PM 7:13 17:32 6:36 AM 6:15 PM
30 6:41 AM 6:03 PM 6:45 AM 5:52 PM 7:11 AM 6:13 PM 7:14 17:33 6:37 AM 6:16 PM
31 6:41 AM 6:04 PM 6:46 AM 5:52 PM 7:12 AM 6:14 PM 7:14 17:33 6:37 AM 6:16 PM

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Sri Surya Prakash Memorial Endowment Lectures
| Report by Nirupama

He first Surya Prakash Endowment lecture at the Indian Institute of World Culture, Bangalore, insituted
by Raman & Rajeswari Research Foundation was delivered by Dr. T. S. Vasan and Raman Suprajarama,
the erstwhile grandson of Dr. B. V. Raman on 9th September 2016 on Demystifying Astrology. The duo
kept the audience very much engaged and answered the audience queries with ease to their satisfaction.

The second Surya Prakash Endowment lecture at the Indian Institute of World Culture, Bangalore was
delivered by Prof. Gajendra, Secretary, Karnataka Federation of Astrologers and a scholar in Jyotisha, on
the fascinating subject of Pancha Pakshi Sastra. Prof. Gajendra who runs the Aditya School of Astrology and
trains hundreds of students mentioned that mention of this Sastra is made in the in the Taittiriya Upanishad.
He spoke on the much unknown science and kept the packed audience spell bound with his oratory skills
and abundant knowledge of the subject.

Music Legend Passes Away
Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, a global icon of carnatic music, with
a magnificently rich voice breathed his last 22nd November 2016
in Chennai after prolonged illness. He was 86. The singer, who
dedicated his life to to the cause of music and took it to international
platform was known for his beautiful compositions. A child prodigy
who rose to become a musician of immense versatility in all fields and
held sway over rasikas with his mesmerising voice and unique way
of rendering compositions, Dr. Mangalamapalli Balamuralikrishna
was awarded France government’s Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts
et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters).

With over 25,000 concerts to his credit, worldwide, the great music
collosus was known for his legendary collaborations with other
greats like Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.
Being well versed in violin too, Dr. Balamurali Krishna is credited with composing music and acting in
several Kannada films too, apart from having left his imprint as a composer, poet, multi instrumentalist
and innovator

Dr. Balamuralikrishna had very great regard to Dr. B. V. Raman & Smt. Rajeswari Raman, the Chief
Editor's parents and visited our home several times. In fact he performed at one of Dr. B. V. Raman's
birthday events in Bangalore.

The singer-composer Mangalamapalli Balamuralikrishna, caught the nation’s attention in Doordarshan’s
iconic music video ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’ in the eighties. With a voice magnificently rich and instantly
recognisable, Balamuralikrishna excelled not only as singer but left his imprint as a composer, poet, multi-
instrumentalist and innovator of ragas and taalas.

The Astrological eMagazine family is deeply saddened at the demise of the musical monarch and offers
its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

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Dasa Systems and Gouri Jataka
| Prof. R.V. Vaidya
M. A., B.T.

I
NTRODUCTION : I am not of different ayanamsas (i.e. following different almanacs) affects the
an astrologer myself, but I calculated dates of the “end of a planetary Dasa.”
take interest in discussing
I take, for example, the case of a child born at Gwalior, on 2nd August
astrological problems and specially
1951, at sunrise i.e., at 5 hrs 44 m. A.M. S.T. In the following table are given
the principles underlying various
the Lagna and the Sun, the Moon and the corresponding Nakshatra at
systems and methods of horoscope
birth as reckoned by the follower of each almanac. Similarly, the planet,
reading.
under whose Mahadasa the child would be said to have been, the “Bhogya’’
When I meet learned men (i.e. period yet to go) and the difference of year, as compared with the
among astrologers, it becomes time calculated by a follower of THE ASTROLOGICAL MAGAZINE,
really amusing to find each of them have been respectively given in the last 3 columns.
claiming at least a 70 percent correct
(a) Vimshottari Mahadasa (120 years)
result for the system followed by
him. I do not understand how all Planets Ravi Chandra Kuja Rahu Guru Sani Budha Kethu Sukra
systems can give equally accurate Years 6 10 7 18 16 19 17 7 20
results, when they differ from one
Kritti. Rohini Mriga. Ardra Punar Pushya Aslesha Magha Pubba
another in three respects, viz., (1)
Nak. Uttara Hasta Chitra Swati Visak. Anu. Jyeshta Moola P. Asha
the adoption of Ayanamsa (20)
the adoption of a Dasa system and U. Ush. Srava. Dhan. Sata. P.Bha. U.Bhad. Revati Asvini Bharani

(3) the adoption of a hyleg. In this
(b) Ashtottari Mahadasa (108 years)
short article, I will attempt to point
out glaring differences in the times Planets Ravi Chandra Kuja Budha Sani Guru Rahu Sukra
of period on account of different Years 6 15 8 17 10 19 12 21
factors involved in the application Ardra. Magha Hasta Anu. P.Asha Dhan. U. Bha. Krittik
of rules of directional astrology and Naksha. Punar. Pubba Chitra Jyesh. U.Asha. Sata. Revati Rohini
then I will show how to apply the Pushya Uttara Swati Moola Abhijit P.Bha. Aswini Mriga.
Gouri Jataka which appears to give Aslesh Visak. Srava. Bharani
good results.
(c) Yogini Dasa (36 years)
I. Effect of Adopting Different
Ayanamsas : Very few people Dasa
Mangala Pingala Dhanya Bhramari Bhadrika Ulka Siddha Sankata
follow the Yogini system. There Name

are of course some who prefer the Years 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ashtottari to Vimshottari. But, Aswini Bhar. Krittika Rohini Mriga.
Ardra Punar. Pushya Aslesha Magha Pubba Uttara Hasta
even when any of them be followed,
Nakha. Chitra Swati Visakha Anura. Jyeshta Moola P. Asha U. Ashad
it would be instructive to see how Sravana Dhan. Sata. P.Bha. U.Bha. Revati
the difference in the adoption

A trained teacher of high standing, was superintendent of the Astronomical Observatory at Ujjain for well-read
in Ancient Hindu Literature. He was a keen student of both Indian and Western Astrology.

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N.B: - The Dasa Systems : There are three systems of years, as compared with the time calculated by a
of Mahadasa known to our astrologers, viz., the follower of THE ASTROLOGICAL MAGAZINE,
Vimshottari, the Ashtottari and the Yogini, the first have been respectively given in the last 3 columns.
one being in general use in Northern India. The table
above gives the periods allotted to each planet and the From the table, it would be easily seen that the shifting
Nakshatras over which they have a control. of the data for any particular period or sub-period would
be ‘’not a negligible quantity’’. If, for example, we write
Nakshatra at birth as reckoned by the follower down the Dasas and antardasas of planets by each system,
of each almanac. Similarly, the planet, under whose it will be interesting to note the various figures which we
Mahadasa the child would be said to have been the get for the end of the period of Mercury (say) as shown
”Bhogya” (i.e., the period yet to go) and the difference below :

Lag. & Diff.
Almanac Ayanamsa Moon Bhogya
Sun. Y.M.D
Place Nak. ° ‘ Planet Y.M.D
The Astrological ° ‘ ° ‘ ° ‘ ° ‘

Magazine
Ephemeris 21 43 107 11 96 46 Pushya 3 26 Sani 14-1-3 ....
Raivat Panchanga 19 11 109 43 99 19 Pushya 5 58 Sani 10-9-0 -3-4-3
Ketaki Panchanga 22 51 106 3 95 39 Pushya 2 19 Sani 15-8-2 +1-7-9
Gwalior Panchanga 23 22 105 32 95 8 Pushya 1 48 Sani 16-5-7 +2-4-4
Lahiri Ephemeris 23 11 105 43 95 19 Pushya 1 59 Sani 16-1-24 +2-0-21
Ujjain Ephemeris Sayan 128 54 118 30 Aslesha 1 48 Budha 1-11-0 No comparison
desirable

Yr. M. D.
1. According to Sayana system, Mercury would end when the child’ age would be 1 11 0

2. ,, Raivat ,, ,, 27 9 0
3. ,, Ketaki ,, ,, 32 8 9
4. ,, Grahalaghava ,, ,, 33 5 7
5. ,, A.M. Ephemeris ,, ,, 31 1 3

II. Effect of Adopting Different Planets for a when it is the birth horoscope (Lagna Kundali) and
Hyleg : Some learned astrologers advocate the adoption not the Rasi Kundali which would be seen to control
of the application of Vimshottari Dasa System not to a particular child; but I do not know any quotation
the Moon at birth but to the nakshatra occupied by the from old books on astrology which one should quote
in support of this change. The effect of taking Lagna,
Lagna. (i.e. Ascendant) or by the Sun, whichever of
in place of the Moon, or the Sun in place of the Moon
the two would be considered as the strongest. I think,
would cause a change in planets’ periods so much, that
astrologers are justified in making such a change, it would be rather unwise even to try to compare them.

* The celebrated Satyacharya clearly suggests in his Satyasamhita that according as Janma lagna or Chandra Lagna is more powerful the
ruling Dasa must be determined from Lagna Nakshatra or Janma Nakshatra.
b½Z§ d MÝÐb½Z§ dm OZZo `Ûbm{YH$_²
VXmaä` XemZr` b½Z§ MoÅ>bdÎma_² -Ed. A.M.

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Panchanga for December 2016
First column gives the English dates and next to it the names of the regional months and dates. The ending moments of
Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana are given in the 24 hour clock extending to 30 hours.
Of the Nityayogas, Vishkumbha, Parigha, Vyatipata, Vajra, Vyaghata, Vaidhruthi, Sula, Ganda and Atiganda are generally
spurned for auspicious events and they are marked in red in the Panchanga. Vydhruti pervades from 346°40’ to 360° and
Vyatipata from 213°20’ to 226°40’ of the sum of the Nirayana longitudes of the Sun and the Moon. Vydhruti and Vyatipata
punyakaala are observed on the day when the yogas prevail for 1½ hours or more, when Sraddha is performed by the
astute. These two belong to the shannavati -96- Sraddhas ordained for a householder. Considering the astronomical
implications, the Sayana Vydhruti and Vyatipata days are also indicated in the Panchanga. The auspicious Amritayoga
and Siddhayoga and inauspicious Maranayoga and Prabalarishtayoga come under Amirtaadiyoga scheme and are different
from the Nityayogas.
The Karana is the half of the Tithi. They are mainly classified as Sthira - fixed or immovable and Chara or moveable.
The Chara Karanas are seven in number and the Sthira are only four. The fixed ones are inauspicious. They are Sakuni,
Chatushpada, Naga and Kimsatugna. The seven movable Karanas are in their order, Bava, Baalava, Kaulava, Taitila,
Gara, Vanija and Vishti (or Bhadra.) Among the movable Karanas Vishti or Bhadra is considered to be of dreadful. The
forbidden Karanas are marked in red for easy identification.
We have most of our religious observances pegged on to the Tithis. Pournamipooja Chandradarisana, Sankataharachaturthi
Vrata, Shastivrata, Ekadasi Vrata and Pradosha are specially mentioned in the Panchanga. Pournamipooja is done in the
evenings on days the full Moon is prevalent. Chandradarisana is observed on the evening on the day when the crescent
Moon appears for the first time in the west after the Amavasya. Chaturthi of the Krishnapaksha or Bahula Chaturthi of
every month is known as Sankataharachaturthi. The evenings of Sukla and Krishna Trayodasi days are specially observed
as Pradosha Vrata days.

The important dates and festivals for December 2016 are as follows:
01. Thursday Chandradarisana; 02 Friday Sayana Vyatipata.; Abhiyoga Triteeya; 03 Saturday Maasachaturthi. Badri Gauri Vrata; 04
Sunday Nagapanchami.; 05 Monday Shuklapaksha Shastivrata., Guha Shasti, Sravanavrata., Subrahmanya Shasti (S.India), Champa
Shasti (Maharashtra), Mulakarupini Shasti (Bengal); 06 Tuesday Mitra / Pava /Saptami.; 07 Wednesday Durga/ Budha Ashtami.; 09 Friday
Vyatipatasraddha. ; 10 Saturday Kaisika/ Mauna Ekadasi (Jain) ; Shuklapaksha /Mokshada Ekadasi, Gita Jayanti, Lakshmi Vrata ends. ;
11 Sunday Mahaalakshmi Utpathi Dina. , Akhanda/ Ulka/ Matsya Dwadasi , Mrityunjaya / Shuklapaksha Pradosha. , Ksheerabdi Sayana
Vrata., Bharani Dipam; 12 Monday Krittika Dipam, Tiriruvannamalai Tirukartiakai Deepam., Ananga Trayodasi , Krittikavrata.; 13 Tuesday
Huthri-3 days (Coorg), Sarvaalaya Deepa., Vaikanasa Deepa, Margi Pournima ,Tripura Bhairava Jayanti., Pournamipooja , Sri Datta Jayanti
(Maharashtra& Andhra), Dattatreya Jayanti, Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet), Fateha Dwaz Daham or Barawafat
(Moslem); 14 Wednesday Sayana Vydhruti., Pancharaatra Deepa., 15 Thursday Parasurama Jayanti.; 16 Friday Dhanurmasa Poojaarambha,
Sankataharachaturthi.; 17 Saturday Vydhrutisraddha.; 18 Sunday Id-e-Maulad (Moslem); 19 Monday Krishnapaksha Shastivrata., Manda
Shasti.; 20 Tuesday Sarvata Saptami ; 21 Wednesday Uttarayana Day, Ashtaka (Pukpashtaka), Kaalabhairava Ashtami (in Kaasi), Kaala/
Sankara/ Budha Ashtami ; 23 Friday Birthday of Parsvanatha (Jain); 24 Saturday Utpathi/ Saphala/Krishnapaksha Ekadasi, Christmas Eve
(Christian); 25 Sunday Kanchi Maha Periyava Aaradhana., Akhanda Dwadasi., Birthday of Sadhu T.L.Vaswani (Sindhi), Hanukah (Jewish),
Christmas Day (Christian); 26 Monday Jor Mela (3 Days) (Punjab), Krishnapaksha / Soma Pradosha.; 27 Tuesday Masashivaratri., Krishna/
Angaraka Chaturthi (Yama Tarpana); 28 Wednesday Sayana Vyatipata., Sarva/ Vakula Amavasya (Odisha), Kamala Jayanti. (Midnight); 29
Thursday Hanumat Jayanti.; 30 Friday Chandradarisana ; 31 Saturday New Year Eve (Christian)

The MOON Vrischika in rasi enters: Dhanus on 01st at 02h 37m.; Makara on 03rd at 13h 46m.; Kumbha on 05th at 23h 03m.;
Meena on 08th at 05h 27m.; Mesha on 10th at 08h 29m.; Vrishabha on 12th at 08h 51m. ; Mithuna on 14th at 08h 14m.;
Karkataka on 16th at 08h 51m.; Simha on 18th at 12h 40m.; Kanya on 20th at 20h 40m.; Tula on 23rd at 08h 06m.;
Vrischika on 25th at 20h 52m.; Dhanus on 28th at 09h 01m.; Makara on 30th at 19h 38m.

The SUN in Vrischika rasi enters Dhanus on the 15th at 20h.55m.; In Anuradha nakshatra enters Jyeshtha on 02nd 17h.52m.;
Mula nakshatra enters on 15th 20h.55m. And Purvasadha nakshatra enters on 28th 23h.08m.

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How is this Month for You?
December 2016
Varahamihira

The Sun enters Sagittarius on 15th December. Mars enters Aquarius on 11th December. Venus enters
Capricorn on 2nd December and Aquarius on 20th December. Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu
stay in Virgo, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Leo and Scorpio respectively.

MESHA (Aries) This offers a good position. You succeed in every venture
you undertake. At times things are very easily achieved.
Aswini, Bharani & Krittika 1 Professional elevation is but a cakewalk for you. You
act with vigour and because of you influence you get
Mars and Ketu are favourable. Others
are not. your achievements properly routed. There will gain of
various kinds. You undertake travels short and long and
Despite many odds you easily succeed. The fact is that get favours out of them. Your contracts get favourably
your tenacity often helps you to vanquish the enemies
extended and though one of the concerned persons is
and remove the obstacles. The bickerings in personal
circles disturb your life. But you establish yourself dissatisfied you can pacify him by suitable mediations.
firmly and an opposition has to become futile. You There will be valuable gifts and women will be excited
succeed in ventures and despite the violation and at the ornaments and clothes which they aspired for.
absence of encouragement or proper gesture you Problems of stomach caused by travel and improper
manage the situation by enjoying in the work most food disturb you. There will be realization of ambitions
of the time. The damages are properly compensated to some extent.
and job seekers perform well in interviews. Those in
police or army meet with splendid results and even get Flow of income is quite good. Marriage proposals click
recognized for merit such as elevation they get in often and you chose the right partner. Newlyweds have an
a cause for envy and this at times make them unhappy. enjoyable honeymoon.
If you are engaged in business you work enthusiastically Krittika 2, 3, 4: You lose in disputes. Problems of health
though there are attempts to sideline you by some cause concern. Favourable currents cheer you up.
kinsmen. Your contracts often get cancelled. Rohini: You fain in disputes. You gain from investments.
Marriage proposals do not click. Newlyweds are fairly Unfavourable currents disturb you.
happy. Mrigasira 1, 2: You lose in disputes. Problems of health
Aswini:You lose in disputes. You gain from investments. cause concern. Favourable currents cheer you up.
Favourable currents make you happy.
Bharani: You gain from disputes. You gain from
MITHUNA (Gemini)
investments. Unfavourable currents disturb you. Mrigasira 3, 4, Aridra &
Krittika 1:You lose in disputes. Problems of health Punarvasu 1, 2, 3
cause concern. Favourable currents cheer you up. The Sun in the first half, Venus, Saturn
and Rahu favour you. Others do not.
This offers a grim picture. In fact you are disappointed
VRISHABA (Taurus) in many matters and despite your repeated efforts
Krittika 2, 3, 4, Rohini & many things recede away from you. Your influence is
Mrigasira 1, 2 not in depth in some matters. With all these you have
faithful associates who make your ventures partially
Mars in the second half, Mercury, successful. Some problems with the government
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starting some organization. People in the bureaucratic and you win ultimately. Enemies who have been
level help you to some extent. disturbing you keep away from you. In matters relating
At the higher level you are not favoured. You are denied to property you succeed. You are rewarded for the hard
many important opportunities show your talents and this work you have done. You undertake some short travels
causes disappointment. There is flow of income and the which lead to many benefits. There is happiness in the
investments fetch good returns. Marriage proposals draw family. Money which has been denied to you earlier is
flak. Newlyweds feel quite happy. now within your reach.
Mrigasira 3, 4: You lose in disputes. Problems of health Some matters relating to money get blocked. But they
cause concern. Favourable currents make you happy. will be settled before the end of the month.
Aridra: You gain in disputes. You gain from investment. There is tremendous success in the matters involving
Favourable currents make you happy. risk. Those with an adventurous spirit get accolades.
Punarvasu 1, 2, 3: You gain from disputes. You gain Marriage proposals click. Newlyweds have an ordinary
from investments. Unfavourable currents disturb you. time though some of their plans succeed.
KARKATAKA(Cancer) Magha: You lose in disputes. You gain from investments.
Favourable currents make you happy.
Punarvasu 4, Pushya & Aslesha
The Sun in the early half, is favourable. Purvaphalguni: You gain from disputes. You gain
Others are not. from disputes. Unfavourable currents disturb you.
This offers a grim picture. With a meagre supply of Uttaraphalguni 1: You lose in disputes. Problems of
planets experiences, this period is not, by and large, health cause concern. Favourable currents make you
interesting. You take up several ventures only the find happy.
that they are block earlier due to financial or technical
reasons. The fact is that very skilled people work KANYA (Virgo)
with you, but your lethargy and indifference does not
offering the necessary momentum required to continue Uttaraphalguni 2, 3, 4, Hasta &
the work. In official life you incur the displeasure if the Chitta 1, 2
higher-ups on important matters. If you are connected The Sun in the first half, Mars in the
with business mismanagement leads to confusion second half, Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Ketu are
and leads to the total disarray resulting in the affairs. favourable. Others are not.
Except that you get some favours from the government
in the form of loan or permit you find that the period This offers a fairly good picture. Though some major
in ways makes you happy. problems remain undecided the routine matters go
Marriage proposals draw flak. Newlyweds also find that forward in an interesting way. In the official life you
some opposition from kinsmen to them. move to a person which offers scope for development.
Moreover you are put in charge of expansion and you
Punarvasu 4: You gain from disputes. Problems of health perform your activities with great skill. There is stiff
cause concern. Unfavourable currents disturb you. opposition at times and you quell that with might. If
Pushya: You lose from disputes. You gain from you are engaged in business you are able to expand it
investments. Favourable currents cheer you up. as planned. Thou you undergo dislocation at times it
Aslesha: You gain from investments. Problems of health proves to be a blessing because of the new avenues it
cause concern. Unfavourable currents disturb you. opens.

SIMHA (Leo) You have very faithful assistants and with some of them
you work in confidence.
(Makha, Poorvaphalguni and
There is disappointment caused by the impediments in
Uttaraphalguni 1) your travel plans. Some contracts do not get extended.
Mars in the first half and Jupiter, are
favourable. Others are not. Marriage proposals do not click. Newlyweds are quite
happy through they have strained relations with some
This offers a fairly good picture. Though you have to senior kinsmen.
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Uttaraphalguni 2, 3, 4: You lose in disputes. Problems of Auspicious events adorn your house. There is
health cause concern. Favourable comments cheer you up. restoration of losses. Those who are unwell get good
Hasta: You gain in disputes. You gain from investments. drugs for treatment. You are able to transfer money
Unfavourable currents disturb you. from a different place successfully.
You are excited at some new gifts. Marriage proposals
Chitta 1, 2: You lose in disputes. Problems of health are successful. Newlyweds enjoy a happy honeymoon.
cause concern. Favourable currents make you happy.
You undertake a happy trip with the family.
TULA (Libra) Visakha 4: You gain from disputes. Problems of health
cause concern. Unfavourable currents disturb you.
Chitta 3,4, Swati & Visakha 1, 2, 3 Anuradha: You lose from disputes. You gain from
The Sun in the second half, Venus investments. Favourable currents cheer you up.
and Rahu grace you. Others do not. Jyestha: You gain from investments. Problems of health
This offers a grim picture. It is true that your earlier cause concern. Unfavourable currents disturb you.
influence has now waned and despite this your official
position is fairly good. You exercise power within DHANUS (Sagittarius)
your sphere and though some mischievous miscreants
trouble you in various ways you are able to and manage Moola, Poorvashada &
very difficult affairs. The fact is that you have a set of Uttarashada 1
associates who are still with you and though not very Mars in the latter half, Venus, and
influential they are able to help you. Ketu grace you. Others do not.
Job seekers find that they can impress the interview This offers an average picture. Though your relationship
board by personal charm. Those who are interested with higher-ups is good, there will be considerable delay
in putting a fashionable attire are bound to succeed. in getting this done. The fact is that you are mentally
Women get as gifts lovely ornaments. Those who have upset because of the false allegations about you and
chronic illness are put to hardship. the breach of trust caused by some close associate. You
had great hopes about the materialization of certain
Marriage proposals draw flak. Newlyweds enjoy
desires but the glow bubble of your fine dreams are
themselves.
shattered by the people feigning friendship. Higher-
Chitta 3, 4: You lose in disputes. Problems of health ups confide with you on many matters and this gives
cause concern. Favourable currents make you happy. you some satisfaction.
Swati: You gain in disputes. You gain from investments. There will be financial gain. Investments fetch good
Favourable currents make you happy. returns. You also get as gifts valuable goods. These
Visakha 1, 2, 3: You gain from disputes. You gain from things make you happy. But problems of health and
investments. Unfavourable currents disturb you. disgruntlement caused by the life in office hardly make
you happy.
VRISCHIKA(Scorpio) If you a engaged in business, you have mixed results.
Visakha 4, Anuradha & Jyestha Marriage proposals draw flak. Newlyweds are happy.
The Sun in the second half, Mars in the Mula: You lose in disputes. You gain from investments.
Favourable currents make you happy.
early half, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and
Rahu favour you. Others do not. Poorvashada: You gain from disputes. You gain from
investments. Unfavourable currents disturb you.
This offers a good picture. In official life you emerge
victorious. You are deputed for a special work in which Uttarashada 1: You lose in disputes. Problems of health
you excel others and win admiration and reward. cause concern. Favourable currents cheer you up.
Those who are connected with business introduce new
products which become popular.
Though some people are trying to mislead you and MAKARA (Capricorn)
offer wrong counselling in investments you are saved Uttarashada 2, 3 4, Sravana
prudentially by some good friends. and Dhanistha 1, 2
There is a get-together with your old friends in which Jupiter, Venus and Saturn are favourable. Others are
you develop new ideas on your work.
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This offers a fairly good position. In the official life Though there are problems relating to the permission
you get plenty of opportunities to display your talents from authorities they are solved easily. You also take
and you may also specialize in some branches of your interest in decorating the house. Women get jewels
field. Some people may undergo technical training and dresses of their liking.
and get benefits out of that. You are able to develop
Marriage proposals draw flak. Newlyweds feel happy.
your personality. Those who are interested in objects
of extravagance, easily acquire them. Financial gains Dhanistha 3, 4: YYou lose in disputes. Problems of
are good. Those in service find that they are drafted health cause concern. Favourable currents make you
for lucrative positions, some may go on deputation happy.
involving substantial financial gains. Your skill in Satabhishak: You gain from disputes. You gain from
keeping confidence takes you close to higher-ups. investments. Favourable currents make you happy.
Those who are doing business will prosper well. They
introduce new products which with the publicity easily Purvabhadra 1, 2, 3: You gain from disputes. You
catch the attention of people. gain from investments. Unfavourable currents cause
disturbances.
There will be unnecessary expenses relating to the
house, property etc. In case there are legal disputes,
decision is delayed after much tussle.
MEENA (Pisces)
Auspicious events adorn the house. Marriage proposals Poorvabhadrapada 4,
click. Newlyweds enjoy themselves. Uttarabhadrapada & Revati
Uttarashadha 2, 3, 4: You lose in disputes. Problems The Sun in the latter half, Mars in the first half,
of health cause concern. Favourable currents cheer Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Rahu favour you.
you up. This offers a bright picture. You succeed in ventures
Sravana: You gain in disputes. You gain from in general. In official life your work is admired and
investment. Unfavourable currents disturb you. you are rewarded for the ingenious task under taken
you. Your application for loan is sanctioned. If you are
Dhanistha 1, 2: You lose in disputes. Problems of
engaged in house construction it comes to a pleasant
health cause concern. Favourable currents cheer you
end. You also decorate the house as desired by you.
up.
If you are engaged in business your techniques of
KUMBHA (Aquarius) marketing succeed and the agents you appoint offer
the assistance as desired.
Dhanistha 3, 4, Satabhisha, Some routine work may be affected. Those who go
and Poorvabhadrapada 1, 2, 3 to gymnasium may have to suspend their activities
The Sun in the latter half, Mercury partly due to the change in their schedule. There will
and Venus, grace you. Others do not. be happy domestic life and you spend some nice times
with family and friends.
This offers an average picture. There will be some
success in official life. Contracts may be favourably Travel plans succeed and fetch good returns. Those
rewarded. Travel plans succeed and yield a favourable who are artists or academicians enjoy accolades.
result. There will be restoration of losses. You succeed Money kept elsewhere can be successfully transferred.
in mission and at times you are deputed as a mediator
and you do the work with alacrity and nimbleness. Poorvabhadrapada 4: You gain from disputes.
Problems of health cause concern. Unfavourable
There will be advantages due to specialized learning. currents disturb you.
Investments fetch good income. You work hard and Uttarabhadra: You lose in disputes. You gain from
you are rewarded for that. In some cases, there will be investments. Favourable currents cheer you up.
overtime work which fetches reasonably good returns.
Revati: You gain from investments. Problems of health
You succeed in ventures. The construction of a new care concern. Unfavourable currents disturb you.
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Dasa Systems and Gouri Jataka
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III. Effect of adopting Different Dasa Systems : It Then by the rule of three, we find the Bhogya Sani as:
can be easily seen that the dates of va rious planetary (108-1-6) × 19 yrs.
periods and sub-periods are affected to a very great = 17 y. 4m. nearly
120
extent, if we compare the Dasa systems themselves, The periods for Budha, Kethu, Sukra etc. should be
e.g., in the case of the child in t he above example, the calculated in the same way in the ratio of 1 09/120
Ashtottari system would give Dasa of Ravi (Sun) at approximately.
birth in place of Sani as given by the Vimshottari, while
if Yogini Dasa system be followed, the child would be There is still another system of Gouri Jataka in which
said to be influenced by the ‘’Dhanya’’ dasa; and when people uniformly deduct 2 years for each planet (at
we take into consideration the factors of ayanamsha birth) giving the period of the child while in the womb,
and hyleg discussed above, an impartial leader will at and then calculate the Bhukta and Bhogya periods.
once agree with me that there is bound to be a lot of Before recommending to readers the application of this
confuion in the matter and the claiming of 70 percent system, I desire to place before the learned readers my
(say) result by the follower of each system would carry views which I have formed after observing some facts
no weight with him. about the three principal Dasa systems of directional
What does Gouri Jataka say : The Gauri Jataka appears astrology.
to follow the Vimshottari Mahadasa system as far as t Observation No. I : In the Ashtottari system, the planets
he order of dasas planets is concerned; but it follows a receive alternatively groups of 4 and 3 continuous
definitely different method while calculating only the Nakshatras for their control, the number of Nakshatras
Bhogya Mahadasa period. The rule is easy enough to being 28, while in Yogini and Vimshottari systems
understand. The verses given by the author run thus ; only 27 Nakshatras are allotted, one to each plnet or
Dasa in succession and the Dasas follow in 3 rounds,
gßVqde{V G$jofw `Ì^o OÝ_Om`Vo so that each round separately gives 3 6 or 120 years
V{ÛîÊ`_m{XV… H¥$Ëdm H$V©ì`m JUZm~wY¡… & respectively. This is not the case with Ashtottari.
na_m`w… à_mUoZ JwU`oV² JVZm{S>H$m… & This fact shows that Ashtottari must have come
ZjÌñ` haoV² ^mJ… ZdË`mßV§ {demoY`oV²& into existence first and then the Yogini, and then
na_mXm`wf… eof_m`wX{^… ñ\w$Q>mo ^doV² && the Vimshottari (which appears to have taken some
principles from each) must have come into existence.
Method :– Note down the Nakshatra at birth and the Observation No. II : The commencing planets are
concerning planet. Convert the ‘Nakshatra elapsed’’ at Ravi, Chandra and Mars, while the Dasas seem to
birth into Ghatis and Vighatis. Multiply the Ghatis by be ‘’Mangala’’ (i.e. belonging to Mars) in all the three
120 and divide the result by 90, or multiply the Palas by cases, in the beginning, as will be shown by a diagram,
120 and divide the result by 90, or multiply the Palas by which shows that the period of Mars becomes a natural
120 and divide the result by 5400. The answer would be
point of division.
the Bhukta period in years, etc.. Subtract the Bhukta
from 120 years, giving the span of life. Divide this (a) Under the Ashtottari:-
span into periods of nine grahas in their usual order Mars controls 8 × 4 = 32 yrs.
and in the ratio of span of life (maximum period 120). Mercury controls 17 × 3 = 51 yrs.
Calculate the dasas and Antardasas for other planets Saturn controls 10 × 4 = 40 yrs.
similarly. Jupiter controls 19 × 3 = 57 yrs
Example : In the case of the child, we find from Total years    = 180
Panchanga that the elapsed Pushya was 8 ghatis and 1
Rahu 12 × 4 = 48 yrs
498 × 120 Venus 21 × 3 = 63 yrs.
8 vig., i.e., 498 vi. The Bhukta Sani is given by
90 × 60 Sun 6 × 4 = 24 yrs.
= 11 years 0 m. 24 days. Subtracting this from 120 Moon 15 × 3 = 45 years
years, we get 108 years 11 m. 6 d, as the span of life.
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(b) In Vimshottari also, the same principle appears the Ashtottari and Yogini systems must have come
to have been followed. The superior planets seem to have into existence when the equinox was in Ardra, and the
been taken in order, commencing from Mars and then the Vimshottri Dasa system and the Sarvatobhadra etc.,
inferior planets. In this system, in place of Rahu coming must have belonged to the age when the equinox was
alone, both nodes are introduced and Kethu comes se cond in Krittikas.
to Budha, as Rahu comes second to Mars:-
It is, therefore, my honest feeling that the advocates of
Superior planets
all these systems must have in their minds one great rule
Mars controls 7 × 3 = 21 yrs. to be followed, viz., to assign to Ravi the control of that
Rahu (Dark space 18 × 3 = 54 yrs. Nakshatra, in which the equinox occurs at any time, then
would come the control of the Moon and so on.
containing Asterioids)
Jupiter controls 16 × 3 = 48 yrs Before closing the discussio, I intend to give below,
Saturn controls 19 × 3 = 55 years as an example, the horoscope of one of my friends. I
Total years = 180 tried all the systems described above in this case and
could find only two which could be said to explain the
Mercury controls 17 × 3 =51 events in a reasonable degree. The first system is the
Kethu controls 7 × 3 = 21 Vimshottari a pplied to a Nirayana Moon reckoning 21°30’
ayanamsa and the other the Gouri Jataka as applied to the
Venus controls 20 × 3 = 60
Sayana Moon.
Sun controls 6 × 3 = 18
Moon controls 10 × 3 = 30 The Nirayana Moon is in Magha, the Bhogya being 2 years
Total years = 180 9 months 10 days of Kethu. The Sayana Moon is in Virgo
(i.e., Uttara) and the corresponding Bhogya Dasa comes
If the planets are marked (with their periods) on a circle,
to be 3 years of Ravi. The table below gives the events
it would be interesting to note that,
of life and I have written before each event the name of
(i) Mars correctly marks the beginning of a circle; the Dasa and Antardasa planet according to each system.
and (ii) the end or beginning of a nodal period marks the
end or beginning of one of the Dasa circle. Mercury Sun Kethu

This shows that there has been some orderliness followed
in assigning periods to planets. Venus Nirayan Birth Mars
Horoscope
Observation No. III : The commencing Nakshatras in the Moon
three systems are respectively Ardra, Ardr and Krittika.
The following Vedic reference are very suggestive : Saturn
Lagna Jupiter
Rahu
(1) H¥${ÎmH$m… àW_§ {demIo CÎm_§ Vm{Z XodZjÌm{U ...&
I leave it to the learned readers to judge the two systems
(Krittikas occupy the first place in the circle of
and to compare the merits and demerits of both. I have
Nakshatras of the Zodiac).
discussed at length the effect of adopting t his system or
(2) H¥${ÎmH$mñdp½Z¨ AmXYrV ...& that and an impartial follower is bound to get confused
to see differences due to the factors of Ayanamsa, hyleg
i.e., the sacrificial fire should be lit up when the Su is and system involved. I request the readers to try the Gouri
in the Krittikas. Jataka system as applied to a Sayana Moon and prepare
statistical data of results of comparison with the systems
(3) The gd©Vmo^Ð gives H¥${ÎmH$m the first place among
of their own at least in the case of 50 horoscopes and then
the nakshatras while reckoning different directions.
to publish their experience. (FOR)
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Demystifying Vedic Knowledge - 8*
(continued from 5)

we need not strain to calculate up to the decimal places we have the facility of much advanced computerized
of seconds of arc. This can be easily achieved by our calculative methods, which are much easier and less
modern methods. bothersome.

Those who still feel that they cannot come out Let us remember what the sage Varahamihira says:
of orthodoxy can take efforts to compile a fresh
Karanagrantha for the current century, incorporating “Jyothirgane sastra pathativrittou yad brahmahatyamunayo
all the necessary corrections and use it instead of the vadanti”
erroneous vakyas they employ at present. It may not, [An error in the calculation of an ephemeris is as sinful
however, be worth that trouble, because at present, as the murder of a Brahmin.] ----

WHAT IS RETROGRESSION?
DO PLANETS ACTUALLY MOVE BACKWARDS?
Technically any motion contrary to the usual is termed eastward against the starry background but we are
retrograde. In astronomical parlance, there are two types observing from the Earth, which itself is in motion, so
of retrograde motions – apparent retrograde motion and that the planets seem to move in a westward or retrograde
real retrograde motion. direction at various times.

A real retrograde motion is seen in the case of comets as For an observer on the Earth, planets do not appear to
they revolve round the Sun in a clockwise direction as move among the stars in the same direction just like the
seen from the north side of the solar system. Likewise, luminaries. Their normal motion is from west to east
there are some satellites to the planets in the solar system among the stars, which is called the direct motion. During
that move in a retrograde orbit. their motion from east to west among the stars, they
appear to stop for some time and then begin to move in
Apparent retrograde motion, which occurs occasionally, is the opposite direction for some time and stop again to stat
the westward motion of a planet of the solar system, when their motion from the west to the east. When the planets
it is seen moving round the Sun in a direction opposite move from east to west they are said to have retrograde
to that of the Earth, among the stars. The overtaking and motion or they are said to be retrograde.
passing of a planet with respect to the earth resulting in
apparent backward motion of the planet causes this. This retrograde motion is only an apparent motion and
not real for the observers of the Earth the planet appears
Astronomically, clockwise motion is called retrograde and to have this retrograde motion as both the Earth and the
anticlockwise direct. planet are in motion with different velocities. In astronomy,
In the solar system a body, which moves round the Sun clockwise motion is retrograde and anticlockwise direct,
in a direction opposite to that of the Earth, is said to have No planet, for that matter, reverses its gear and moves
retrograde motion. backwards in its orbit.
Another meaning of the term refers to the apparent
movements of the planets. Usually a planet moves

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Is Super Moon Good or Bad for the World?
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Super Moon Japan Lunar day: Jaya Sravana Sukla Trayodasi (6023%left)
Mon Full Moon Nakshatra: Poorvashadha (17.94% left)
May 2, 1950 Wednesday: Priti Yoga, Kaulava Karana, Mars Hora
12:16:43 (7:00 East of GMT) Ke   Gk
As
100 E 31' 00'', 13 N 45' 00'' (Bangkok, Thailand) Ju
Me   Md
Natal Chart
Lunar day: Vikriti Vaisakha Krishna Pratipat (100.00% left) Su
Nakshatra: Swaati (14.26% left)
Rasi
Tuesday, Vyatipata Yoga, Balava Karana, Jupiter Hora
Ma   Ra
Ra Sa Ve
Su Me Mo
Ve
Md   Gk The Super Moon, 356991 km from earth occurred on 23rd June 2013
Ju Mon Full Moon in the sign of Sagittarius. Moon was transitting Moola nakshatra,
As
(Sa) 3rd pada. It received the 8th aspect of Mars, 3rd aspect of Saturn
Rasi
and Jupiter’s 7th aspect.
(Ma)

Mo Ke
Series of Killing and Super Moon
Super Moon and French President Super moon 2013
Mon Full Moon
On 6th May 2012, Super Moon was close to earth – 3,56,954 km
from earth. Francois Hollande was elected the 24th President of
June 23, 2013
France. Super Moon was located on his natal exalted Saturn. The
transit joins exalted Saturn with Super Moon and is indicative 17:02:47 (5:30 East of GMT)
of victory in elections. This transit has the favorable 7th aspect 77 E 13' 00'', 28 N 40' 00'' (Delhi, India)
of Jupiter while natal Saturn has the 5th aspect of Jupiter. The
Super Moon in association with natal and transit Saturn in the Lunar day: Vijaya Jyeshtha Krishna Pratipat (100.00% left)
11th ensured success. Nakshatra: Moda (39.08% left)
Sunday, Sukla Yoga, Balava Karana, Saturn Hora
Super Moon Japan
Me   Ju
Mon Full Moon
Ke Ma Su
May 6, 2012
5:35:37 (2:00 East of GMT) Mon Full Moon
Ve
5 E 44' 00''. 45 N 38' 00'' (Paris, France)
Rasi
Lunar day: Nandana Vaisakha Krishna Pratipat (100.00% left)
Nakshatra: Visakha (85.07% left)
Saturday, Vyatipata Yoga, Balava Karana, Mars Hora Md
Ra   Gk

Mo (Sa)
As
Su   Me Ke
As
Ju Ve A series of killing deaths occurred during this period
Mon Full Moon
• 31 people were killed and 60 injured by two
suicide bombs in al Qahira, Baghdad on 18th
Rasi
Ma June 2013.
Gk (Sa) • On the same date, 27 were killed by a suicide
Ra
Md Mo bomb in Sher Garh, Pakistan.
Francois Hollande • On 19th June 2013, 48 people were killed by
armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria
August 12, 1954
• On 21st June 2013, 15 people were killed and
0:10:36 (1:00 East of GMT)
1 E 05' 00". 49 N 26' 00'' (Rouen, France) 20 injured after a suicide bomber attacked a
mosque at Peshawar in Pakistan.

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• On 23rd June 2013, 9 tourists and a tour guide New Zealand Earth Quake
were killed when gunmen stormed into a hotel
This is a typical example of the effect of Super Moon.
near Nanga Parbat, Pakistan.
The earth quake occurred just before the Super Moon
• On the same day, 18 Romanians were killed on Shukla Chaturdasi day. This major earthquake was
and 32 were injured when their bus crashed in measured 7.8 in magnitude and resulted in a Tsunami.
Montenegro.
• The constellation Moola, known as gandantha Donald Trump and Super Moon Syndrome
nakshatra was. It is interesting to note that Donald Trump won the
Super Moon 10th August 2014 USA elections on 8th November 2016 just six days
before the Super Moon. He was born on Full Moon
Ebola outbreak and Super Moon
day in the constellation of Jyeshta 4th pada. The
presiding deity of Jyeshta, Indra – the celestial god
of the Heavens and the full Moon on his birthday
could have also contributed to Trump’s victory. The
Moon was at perigee just 12 days after his birth, being
3,59,445 km from earth.

Donald Trump

June 14, 1946
10:54:10 (4:00 West of GMT)
74 W 00' 23'', 40 N 42' 51'' (New York, New York, USA)

Lunar day: Vyaya Jyeshtha Poumimasya (14.41% left)
The Super Moon fell in Capricorn which was also Nakshatra: Jyeshtha (14.24% left)
the ascendant. There was an outbreak of Ebola in
Friday, Subha Yoga, Bava Karana, Mars Hora
Guines, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Mar’s (associated
with Saturn) 4th aspect fell on the Moon. Ebola is a Gk
Ra
viral disease which may cause bleeding. Mars is quite Me
Su
significant in this chart.
Natal Chart Sa   Md

Super moon Liberia Ve
Mon Full Moon Rasi
Ma

August 10, 2014 As
18:20:40 (0:00 West of GMT) Ke

10 W 48' 00'', 6 N 18' 00'' (Monrovia, Liberia) Mo (Ju)

Lunar day: Jaya Sravana Krishna Pratipat (100.00% left)
Nakshatra: Dhanishtha (95.10% left) To conclude, Super Moon has a definite influence on
Sunday, Soubhagya Yoga, Balava Karana, Satum Hora major world events. The well known Indian Ocean
Tsunami that occurred on 26th December 2004 was
Ke preceded by the perigee of the Moon.
Mon Full Moon Me   Ju
Super Moon is also said to influence the human body
Su
Ve which consists of 70% water. Just as the water tides
Rasi
Mo have the influence of Moon, good and bad thoughts
As may be induced in the human mind, behavior and
Gk
Sa
environment. More studies are needed on this aspect
Ma Ra
Md of influence.

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