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July 25, 2017

Understanding the Concept of Adhikamasa

Understanding the Concept of Adhikamasa

An Adhikamasa or inter-calary month occurs once in slightly over two years in the lunar calendar. Occurrence of any Adhikamasa can be identified, at a glance, if no Samkramana or solar ingress takes place in a lunar month. That is to say that if two New Moons occur in a single solar month, the first lunar month occurring will become automatically an Adhikamasa. In all such cases, it can be noticed that the solar ingress, which determines that particular Soura or solar month takes place just before the first New Moon of the month. Subsequently, before the next ingress of the Sun determining the next Soura month, another New Moon would have occurred and that will naturally determine the next lunar month. The first lunar month of the Soura month will be taken as an Adhikamasa and the second, as a Nijamasa. The Adhikamasa is also called Malamasa or polluted month and the Nijamasa as Suddhamasa or pure month.

According to Chaitra Paksha Ayanamsa, during the last Manmatha year, we had an Adhika Ashada month commencing on 16th June 2015 just after the end of the Jyeshta Amavasya at 19h.35m. The next lunar month commenced at 06h.54m. on 16th July. The Soura or solar month Mithuna or Gemini began with the ingress of the Sun into Gemini at 17h.l2m. on 15th June and ended at 04h.02m. on 16th July, when the Sun moved into Cancer. Therefore there were two New Moons during the solar month of Mithuna. There were two lunar months occurring in the Soura Mithuna month between 15th June and 16th July 2015. As both the months are Ashada the first one would go under the nomenclature of Adhika-Ashada and the second, as Nija-Aashada.   

According Raman Ayanaamsa, the Soura Mithuna month would have begun on 14th June 2015 at 29h.48m. and ended at 29h.22m. on 15th July 2015 when the Soura month of Cancer commenced. The lunar month Ashada commenced only on 16th June at 19h.35m. This happened after the entry of the Sun into Mithuna. The next lunar month - Sravana - began on 16th July at 06h.54m. Before this happened Soura Cancer had already dawned on 15th July 2015. So, technically, according to Raman Ayanamsa there were two Amavasyas in the solar month of Mithuna. However, the Soura Kataka month from 15th July 2015 to 16th August 2015 would have them causing an Adhika Sravana.

In short, while there was Adhika Ashada lunar month during the year Manmatha according to Chaitra Paksha Ayanamsa, the Adhikamasa according to Raman Ayanamsa occurred only a month thereafter. Whichever school of Ayanamsa one may prefer to follow, the fact is that there was an Adhikamasa in the year Manmatha.

The differences in the Ayanamsa values followed by different schools can alter the timings of the solar ingresses and thereby, the reckoning of the solar months. It has to be noted that these differing values of Ayanamsa do not affect the Tithis and therefore, the lunar calendar. This is because the Tithi is only the gain factor of 12° of longitude of the Moon over that of the Sun. As both the longitudes of the Sun and the Moon will have only a common difference in tune with the Ayanamsa values, the Tithis and consequently, the timings of the Full or New Moons will not get affected.

The differences in the Ayanamsas bring only a shift in the exact timings of the solar ingresses into Rasis or signs. As the difference in computation is constant the occurrence of Adhikamasa, will be inevitable whatever the Ayanamsa value adopted. It can only shift its occurrence to a different point of time, in advance or subsequent to the reckoning according to a particular Ayanamsa. These dissimilarities are being pointed out only to highlight the perfect computational calendric principles underlying the Adhikamasa which every student of astrology should be aware of.

Generally, no religious festivals are observed in the Adhikamasa which is deemed to be Malamasa or polluted month.

Commencement of studies, Upanayana, entering a new house, signing of papers pertaining to the buying of a house, tonsure, marriage, commencement of construction, buying a car or signing any important papers and the like are not advised during Adhikamasa. However, there is no taboo for daily prayers, Japa, charity, reading scriptures, attending Satsangh and performing ceremonies relating to death and birth.

Kalavidhana gives an exception to this general rule. If any planet remains exalted during an Adhikamasa, the blemish for the month abates and all auspicious events can be performed. The last time an Adhikamasa took place in 2015, according to the Chaitra Paksha Ayanamsa, Jupiter was in Cancer till 14th July in exaltation. So the Adhika Ashada that prevailed from 16th June to 16th July 2015 got relieved of the sting,  at least for the period till 14th July. However, Adhika Sravana as per Raman Ayanamsa did not attract this exemption as no planet was exalted during that particular month.

The Adhikamasa in the Manmata year 2015-2016 took place in the month of Ashada Chaitra Paksha and during Sravana according to Raman Ayanamsa.

The Adhikamasas for some future years according to Chaitra Paksha Ayanamsa are as follows.

  • Vilambi Year in 2018-2019 during Jyeshta month.
  • Sharvari Year in 2020-2021 during Ashwija month
  • Shubhakritu Year in 2023-2024 during Sravana month.
  • Parabhava Year in 2026-2027 during Jyeshta month.

By referring to Raman Ephemeris for the particular year, one can easily find out whether the Adhikamasa occurs in that particular month or earlier or later. Whichever school of Ayanamsa one may prefer to follow, the fact is that the Adhikamasa can occur earlier or later than that reckoned as per Chaitra Paksha Ayanamsa.

Adhikamasa in Vilambi Year (2018-2019)
The next occurrence of an Adhikamasa will be in the year Vilambi and it will be an Adhika Jyeshta according to Chaitra Paksha Ayanamsa.

Jyeshta month begins with Sukla Pratipada on the 15th May 2018 at 17h.17m.26s..and ends on 14th June 2018 at 01h.12m.53s. The solar ingresses are on 15th May at 05h.02m. 55s. and on June 15th 2018 at 11h.36m.19s. according to Chaitra Paksha Ayanamsa. According to Raman Ayanamsa, they are on 13th May midnight and 13th June midnight. Therefore the Saura or solar month will not have two New Moons. However, this will happen in the next month between 13th June 2018 midnight and 15th July midnight. So the Adhikamasa according to Raman Ayanamsa will be Ashada.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology(V.S Kalyanaraman)

July 21, 2017

Importance of Planets Position and Career Success in Sports

Importance of Planets Position and Career Success in Sports

For any answer, you should check the entire chart, but there are some general assumptions in astrology for every area of life. Nowadays people are choosing extra-curricular activities as their main job and making a great life out of it. The number of professional singers, sports people, or someone who opts for dance as a career was very less, but now a day, there are so many who choose such streams. Let’s see which are the general combinations for having a good career in sports. 

To have a career in sports, you should have a strong Lagna. Lagna is your physical body. When your physical body is powerful, you will be able to sustain. It is the first and foremost indication to be someone in a field which needs physical strength to survive. Then the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th and the 11th house should be examined. The 3rd house is the house of courage. The 5th house stands for creative events, the 6th house for enemies or struggles, the 10th for career and the 11th house for gains from your career. The placement of these houses in main chart and the divisional charts should be examined. 

Mars is the main planet which stands for sportsmanship in astrology. An exalted Mars makes a person very vigorous, but that doesn’t mean Mars exaltation always mean sportsmanship. When Mars is in a powerful mode, it shows that the person has good resistance power and he can win over his competitors. Mars makes a person very much hardworking. When Mars is in its own house, friendly house and exaltation sign, then it will make the person very determined. 

Saturn is the next planet as it shows stability. You will have to work hard if you want to keep on winning. 

The 3rd house is known as the house of courage. To analyze the mental strength and stability of a person, we, ofcourse, check position of the Moon, but the 3rd house shows the courageous moves. The placement of the 3rd Lord and how the 3rd house is very crucial to know whether the person will make courageous moves in his life. Only courageous and competitive people will shine in sports. To win a competition you need mental as well as physical strength. There should be strong planets in the 3rd house. The 3rd Lord should be either in exaltation or in conjunction with good and strong planets. The 3rd Lord should be very strong.

The 5th house shows the power of self-promotional activities. So, the 5th house is also studied to know whether a person can be successful in sports. The 5th house is 3rd from the 3rd house, so you can see the 5th house as a reflection of the 3rd house. This calculation technique is known as the Bhavat Bhavam concept in astrology. 

The 6th house is also a house of competition. We should study in the same way we studied the 3rd and 6th house. According to Phaladeepika, the 6th house is the house of battles.  

July 18, 2017

Budhastambha or Mercury's Extended Stay in a Sign - Part II

Budhastambha or Mercury's Extended Stay in a Sign - Part II

Relevance to Hora
Mercury is an earthy planet. The earth element has the attribute of 'holding' (dharana). Memory refers to the mental power of remembering a number of things and in another sense, the information is stored or held in the brain. So memory comes under the earth element, and therefore under Mercury. Though intelligence is different from memory, a good and sharp memory is the first factor that characterises intelligence. So along with Jupiter, Mercury becomes an important Karaka for intelligence, education, knowledge and prudence. Mercury rules speech also. So the charts of those born in Budhastambha period and in particular, the dates close to Mercury turning retrograde and becoming direct, need to be studied in detail for insanity, failure in educational career etc. Though the conjunction the of the Sun and Mercury is referred to as Budhaditya Yoga which is said to make one intelligent, scholarly etc., the Sun-Mercury conjunction when Mercury is in direct motion is more likely to give the result of intelligence.

This young lad (Chart 1) studying for C.A. met with a motor bike accident and suffered a serious head injury on December 18, 2000. He was in coma right from then till his death on August 31, 2002. Mercury, the 8th lord from the Ascendant, turned direct on 20th March, just a day before his birth. The following may be noted :-
1.The Moon is in Krittika, a Kroora or cruel Nakshatra,
2. Ketu is in the Ascendant,
3. Jupiter, 8th lord from the Moon, is hemmed between Rahu and Mars, and is in Makha, a Kroora Nakshatra. But in addition to all these, the main point is motionless (Stambha) 8th lord Mercury in the Ascendant. These factors explain the accidental death but the prolonged coma condition of nearly 20 months in which no sensations are felt (brain paralysed condition) is the result of motionless Mercury, the Karaka for the senses. The death coincided with Virgo Stambha of Mercury.

Chart 1: Male: Born March 21, 1980 at 4h.50m. at 19 N 10, 73 E 05 with a balance of 2 years
3 months 2 days of Sun Dasa at birth.
Chart 2: Female: Born May 17, 1990 at 1h.35m. at 19 N 00, 73 E 07 with a balance of 2 years
4 months 9 days of Ravi Dasa at birth.
Figure 1

The native of Chart 2 was attacked by goondas on the evening of April 22, 2007. This was when Mercury was combust. She fell unconscious and was in coma till her death in February 2009. Mercury turned direct on February 1, 2009. In this case, Mercury, the 8th lord from the Ascendant, was motionless at her birth becoming direct on May 17th only. Here, the murder can be explained as due to:-
1)The Sun, 8th lord from the Moon in Krittika, a Kroora, Nakshatra.
2)Mars, a fiery planet, in the Ascendant, aspects the Sun, 8th lord from the Moon.
3)The Moon in conjunction with Rahu. But the prolonged coma condition for nearly 22 months can be explained only by the motionless Mercury, 8th lord and Karaka for the senses.

Chart 3: Male: Born March 25, 1970 at 14h.16m. at 19 N 10, 73 E 51 with a balance of 1 year 8 months 23 days of Sun Dasa at birth.
Chart 4: Male: Born December 28, 1970 at 13h.21m. at 18 N 56, 72 E 50 with a balance of 1 year 1 months 23 days of Ketu Dasa at birth. 
Figure 2

The native of Chart 3 joined the Navy and met with a fatal accident in the training camp on September 21, 1993. He was asked to dive from a height much higher than was allowed during his training . He did not come up for quite a long time and was subsequently declared dead. The sad news was communicated late to his parents which led to suspicion in their mind. His mother, a high school teacher, is still fighting a legal battle with naval authorities to find out the truth about his mysterious death. Mercury, the Ascendant lord, turned direct on May 22, 1970, just 3 days before his birth. The Ascendant lord is in the 8th in conjunction with Saturn and Mars, the 8th lord is in the 10th house aspecting the Ascendant. In addition, Mercury in Aries Stambha, is moving very slow at the pace of 0° 15' per day. The mystery behind the death may also be attributed to Mercury.

An engineer with MBA degree and a very high posting in a multinational bank, the native of Chart 4 was seriously ill for nearly 4 months from December 2015. He was operated thrice during this period for ulceration of the colon. He was kept in isolation for this period and after a gap of nearly 6 months, has now rejoined service. Birth is on a New Moon day, Mercury is retrograde and combust. Mercury, 7th lord both from the Ascendant and the Moon-sign, is in conjunction with the Sun, 6th lord from the Ascendant and the Moon, 8th lord from the Moon-sign. Mercury has the lordship of sign Virgo which governs the stomach and digestive system. Mars, the fiery planet in the 8th along with Venus, 8th lord, is also one of the reasons for this prolonged illness due to ulcers. But the time coincided with Mercury's retrograde motion and combustion in Capricorn and Sagittarius, on the natal Sun, Moon and Mercury (though not to the exact degree). Transit Mercury was retrograde from January 6 to 26, 2016 and in Sagittarius from January 12, 2016 onwards.

The struggle for life is shown by transit Mercury in retrogression in the case of natives with Mercury retrograde in the natal chart.

Chart 5: Female: Born July 17, 1999 at 20h.05m. at 19 N 12, 72 E 51 with a balance of 5 years 14 days of Sun Dasa at birth.
Chart 6: Male: Born January 8, 1971 at at 13h.00m. at 16 N 03, 73 E 28 with a balance of 5 years 9 months 21 days of Moon Dasa at birth.
Figure 3

Chart 5 is of an autistic girl. Born to middle-class educated parents, this girl's paternal grandmother is an Ayurvedic doctor. Though this girl is not mentally retarded, she is a cause of worry for her parents. Mercury turned retrograde on July 13 and became combust on July 16, 1999, one day before her birth. Though 1) the Sun is Vargottama in Cancer, 2) Mercury, the Karaka for education and common sense, is in Pushyami, 3) Jupiter and Mars, 5th and 9th lords respectively from the Moon-sign, are in exact opposition, she is autistic and could not complete school. The main defect is retrograde and combust Mercury in conjunction with Rahu and moving very slowly at 0° 17' per day.

Chart 6 is of a person who lacks in confidence and could not clear his matriculation examination. He is still not settled in life and jobless. In spite of Moon being exalted and Vargottama and the Sun, 5th lord in the 9th house, he could not clear the examination. Even his memory is also very poor. Mercury, 5th lord from the Moon, just turned direct on his birth date. This motionless Mercury in Sagittarius Stambha can be said to be the main reason for his problem. Mercury is also the 6th lord from the Ascendant which resulted in a jobless situation. His younger sister died at a young age due to brain tumour. Mercury is the 3rd lord also.

These are just sample cases of a Stambha Mercury. The effects of retrograde Mercury in mundane astrology are far more significant and will be dealt with at a later date.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology(Vilas G. Deo)
Continued from: Budhastambha or Mercury's Extended Stay in a Sign - Part I

July 11, 2017

Budhastambha or Mercury's Extended Stay in a Sign - Part I

Budhastambha or Mercury's Extended Stay in a Sign - Part I

Budhastambha refers to a comparatively longer stay of Mercury in a particular sign (about 66 to 69 days) as compared to its normal stay of a fortnight or so (14 to 18 days). Mercury's such extended stay is sometimes spread over two signs - either equally but mostly unequally, but many times it covers only one sign which is termed in this paper as Budhastambha. Mercury is described as mild (Soumya), and so Budhastambha has not been referred to or analysed in astrological literature. But Mercury's movements need to be studied in depth both in individual and mundane astrology for two reasons. Firstly, Mercury is the second fastest moving planet next to only to the Moon. Secondly, Mercury is an inferior planet, very close to the Sun, with a peculiar style of movement. Though Venus also is an inferior planet and shares some similarities with Mercury in respect of movements, Mercury's pace and periodicity of the Stambha state make him the naughtiest planet (Mercury is the Karaka for small children who can be naughty and so, this adjective fits Mercury very well).
Astrology is the science of time. Time moves forwards in the same direction unhindered and uninterrupted. Change is the essence of time. Time, though not directly making events happen, provides the basis for events and happenings. Time is defined on the basis of planetary positions and movements. So Mercury, having a faster pace, assumes a special place in astrology as a science of the study of time.

Jupiter and Saturn (and all other- superior planets except Mars) turn retrograde every year. The yearly planet-wise period of retrogression is more or less the same and is in increasing order in proportion to the distance from the earth. Mars, the nearest superior planet, moves at a pace slightly slower than the earth's. So this state of Stambha called Kujastambha is unique. 

Astronomical Angle
Combust When Direct
In the case of superior planets, when they enter combustion (astangata), they disappear from the western horizon (Paschimlopa). At the end of this phase, they reappear in the east, termed as rising in the east (Poorvadarshana/ udita). The superior planets have two different phases of movements both mutually exclusive - firstly, retrograde and secondly, combustion. But the case with the inferior planets is different. They have two types of combustion - one in normal direct motion and the other, when in retrograde motion. In the case of combustion associated with direct motion, Mercury will be in transit of a sign preceding that occupied by the Sun or at less longitude sign-wise than the Sun in the same sign. As a result, he starts coming closer and closer to the Sun. When Mercury is in a sign preceding the Sun-sign, he is seen in the eastern sky for a very short time just before sunrise (through telescope). When Mercury comes very close to the Sun, he moves into combustion and disappears from the eastern sky (Poorvalopa). Then he conjoins the Sun and thereafter overtakes the Sun and moving ahead of the Sun and covering the required distance moves out of combustion reappearing in the west when he is visible for a short period after sunset (Paschimdarshana). This disappearance and appearance of Mercury is exactly opposite in direction as compared to the superior planets. The daily pace of Mercury in combustion is about 2° or more. This period of combustion when in direct motion ranges from 18 to 46 days. The period is shorter (18-25 days) in April-May when the Sun is moving at a slower pace. The period of combustion increases to 40-45 days in October-December when the Sun is moving at a faster pace. During such periods, the daily motion of Mercury increases from 10° 45' to 20° 10' in just 20 days. This phase is of significance particularly in mundane astrology.

Table I: Sun - Mercury positions in Lunar Year 1938 (Ay: Chithrapaksha)
Table I
Combust When Retrograde
After appearing in the western sky for some time and after crossing the maximum distance of 28° from the Sun (nearly 28° for Mercury and 48° degrees for Venus) Mercury starts slowing down and then turns retrograde. Here since Mercury is either in a sign succeeding that occupied by the Sun or in the same sign with greater longitude, he is seen in the western sky after sunset. When Mercury approaches close to the Sun in retrogression, he becomes combust and disappears from the western sky (Paschimlopa). Once again there is the Sun-Mercury conjunction. After moving backwards, when the combust phase ends, Mercury starts reappearing in the eastern sky before sunrise (Poorvadarshana). After moving some distance in retrogression, Mercury becomes direct. This retrograde motion (including the phase of combustion) comes under Budhastambha (Table IV explains this with detailed movements of Mercury in the lunar year 1938).

Periods of Combustion and Retrogression
(i) In a lunar year (called Samvatsara hereafter), the total number of days are 354 or 384. Mercury is combust for a total period of 81 to 115 days in a lunar year while in direct motion. Mercury is retrograde for a period ranging from 66 to 79 days in a lunar year and out of this retrogression period, he is combust for a period of 38 to 51 days. The variations in these periods from year to year are much more in the case of Mercury as compared to other planets. 

Table II: Mercury's movements in a Year
Table II
(ii) Mercury follows a typical pattern in a Samvatsara. The pattern can be defined as: Direct movement - Combust phase - rise in West - Retrograde phase starts - Retrograde cum combust phase - Combust phase ends - Retrograde motion ends - starts Direct motion.Normally, this alternating combust and retrograde motion cycle recurs thrice in a lunar year i.e. 3 times combustion and 3 times retrogression in a Samvatsara. (Table I).
(iii) The Sun-Mercury conjunction occurs 6 to 7 times in a Samvatsara, alternating between combustion in direct motion and combustion in retrograde motion.
(iv) The conjunction recurs after a period ranging between 45 to 69 days. Two consecutive conjunctions in direct motion have a time gap of 104-130 days and two consecutive conjunctions in retrograde motion have a time gap of 104-126 days. 

Table III: Dates of Sun - Mercury conjunctions
Table III
(v) Mercury turns retrograde in 88 to 102 days after assuming direct motion. Mercury's retrograde motion lasts 20 to 25 days in a particular phase, including when in combustion which is of about 7 to 20 days. 
(vi) After turning retrograde, Mercury becomes combust within 2 to 6 days. Mercury becomes direct within 2-7 days after the end of the combust phase.
(vii)The maximum pace in retrograde motion is 10° 22'.
(viii)Though the retrograde phase lasts for 20-25 days, the period of Mercury's stay in a single sign ranges from 66-70 days. This stay is divided sometimes equally but many a time unequally in two signs.
(ix) These Stambha movements follow normally a pattern of 2-3 consecutive single sign Stambhas followed by 2-3 two-sign Stambhas. But this pattern is disturbed sometimes and after just only one single sign Stambha, two-three-two sign Stambhas occur.
(x) Normally 2-3 consecutive Stambhas take place in signs belonging to the same element.
Then the Stambha structure moves backwards element-wise i.e. after 3 Stambhas in airy signs, then Stambha structure shifts to earthy signs. 

Table IV: Single - Sign mercury Stambhas
Table IV
(xi) Normally single-sign Stambha is repeated in the same sign after a lapse of 6 to 7 years. (Over a period of 75 years, there were Gemini Stambhas in two consecutive Samvatsaras in 1935 and 1936 (Gregorian years 2013 and 2014) which is an exception.
(xii) In an analysis of 77lunar years (Samvatsara years 1861-1938), there were nearly 250 Budhastambhas. Out of these Stambhas, there were 132 single-sign Stambhas. Sign-wise distribution of these Stambhas showed a more or less uniform pattern with almost each sign Stambha recurring 10 to 12 times during this period except Gemini Stambha occurring 13 times in this span. A short extract of single-sign Stambhas over a period of 16 years (2000-2016) is presented in Table IV. In 16 years, there were 53 Stambhas including 31 single Stambhas. Sign-wise distribution also showed a regular pattern of 2-3 Stambhas per sign in this period with only exception of Pisces (only 1 Stambha) and Gemini (4 Stambhas)                          
Courtesy: Modern Astrology (Vilas G. Deo)                                                                 (to be contd.)

July 06, 2017

Samaagama -Part IA

Samaagama -Part IA

Role of Other Planets
The role of other planets in shaping human destiny also needs to examined before arriving at a conclusion on the validity of using the natal Moon for timing of events.

The Sun (Atma) infuses life into every animate being physically manifest in the universe. At the physical level, the Sun causes environmental changes (Rutu Kartha) which affect all living beings. But, the Sun by himself does not originate any activity in living beings. Instead, he works as the dormant spirit of the body (Jeeva Sakshi) and facilitates the completion of the physical activity initiated by the Moon. The Sun, being the Thanu Karaka, is responsible for the health of the body at a grosser level(Stoola Deha). As such, the Sun plays only an indirect role and hence cannot be considered to be governing all Karmic activities in one's incarnation.

Mars signifies physical energy, prowess, courage etc., needed for execution of the thought generated by the influence of the Moon and is not a party to the decisions taken by the mind. Although Mars is a constituent factor in causing the conception of offspring in the female, he only works in unison with the Moon and not in isolation in procreative activity. Here also, it is the Moon that plays upon the mind and facilitates the fruitful completion of the activity. Thus, Mars is not related to the Karmic facets of physical manifestation.

Mercury, signifying the intellect, also partakes in the decision-making process of the individual but seldom creates a thought. He only induces the mind either to go ahead with the activity or not rather than providing the initial pulse which is provided by the Moon only owing to its Karmic link. Mercury rules intelligence and knowledge which handle the thoughts after their generation while the Moon rules the very source of generation of thought. Hence, the Moon takes precedence over Mercury in effecting one's Karmic influence.

Jupiter signifies Divine Grace and metaphysical wisdom needed for the facilitation of the fruition of Karma. He does not play any causative role. It either boosts or retards the activity depending on the Karmic influences of the individual which is generally called as Luck or Providence. Thus, Jupiter is only a facilitator and indirectly influences the day to day activities of the individual. Hence, cannot be taken as a basic timer of events in life.

Venus, ruling sensual comforts, is connected to the material facet of the individual's existence in as much as he activates the Pitru Rina through the realization of Artha and Kama Purushartas out of the Charurvida Purushartas or Four-fold objectives of human life. Its role is limited and any excess indulgence would only create Agami Karma which would work as the seed for future births. As such his role in activating past Karmic influence is limited and hence, cannot be taken as the timer of all events in one's life.

Saturn is the Pay Master working purely for the fruition of the Prarabdha Karma of the individual the choice of which is made by the Moon at birth. Although Saturn describes the ways and means of fruition of the chosen Karma, by himself is in no way responsible for the choice made by the mind ruled by the Moon. Saturn is akin to the divine accountant Chitragupta who keeps an account of the quantum of Karmic effects either endured or added to in the present incarnation. Hence, he does not qualify to be considered as the timer of events in one's life.

Rahu and Ketu are the sensitive points of intersection of the orbits of the Moon and the Sun (ecliptic). Due to this cosmic interlink between the soul (Sun) and its re-incarnation (Moon), the roles of Rahu and Ketu in everybody's life are predetermined at the time of one's birth itself. As there is a dynamic relationship of both the Sun and the Moon with the other planets in the solar system also, their shadows Rahu and Ketu work as the focal points of energy for the transfer of past Karmic influences into the present birth. Although, Rahu and Ketu have the potential for bringing in and distributing the past Karmic influences of an individual, they are not directly responsible for the manifestation of results. As such, they cannot substitute for the Moon being his shadows.

This analysis shows the Moon is the unique planet singularly governing the whole life span of a native. Hence, he has been assigned the special status which he rightly deserves. Next, the main question, is how to judge these special effects of the Moon? The Dasa systems like Vimshottari, Ashtottari, Kalachakra etc., which are based on the natal Moon and the method of reckoning transit results from the natal Moon have been defined and adopted in Vedic astrology only to meet this requirement. In addition, the following special influences of the Moon in a horoscope are also defined for assessing his contribution.

(a)Moon-sign at birth (Janma Rasi)
(b)Navamsa of Moon at birth
(c)Chandra Samagama
(d)Chandra Kriyas
(e)Chandra Avastas
(f)Chandra Velas

Out of these, the Moon-sign at birth provides a general picture of the nature of a native, the lord of the Navamsa of Moon at birth indicates the colour of the body etc. Chandra Kriyas, Chandra Avastas and Chandra Velas are said to give additional clues in prediction in natal horoscopy, horary astrology and Muhurta. Only the Samagama of planets with the Moon plays a key role in unfolding directly the actual results pertaining to different areas of life which are experienced during the whole lifetime in a particular birth as per the dictates of one's destiny.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology (Dr Revathi Vee Kumar)  
Continued from: Samaagama - Part I

July 03, 2017

Significance of Choosing Baby Names

Significance of Choosing Baby Names

You would be having some ideas or views regarding the naming of your child. Indeed, most of the parents consider a few criteria in choosing the baby name, making the process a long and difficult one. Uniqueness of name, relevance to the names of father, mother or siblings and their dreams about the child are some of the notions most parents consider. Nowadays, finding the baby name has almost turned out to be a year-long process. Astro-Vision NameFinder software can simplify your task of finding the apt baby name. The software will provide you with a lot of meaningful baby names that satisfy the various conditions or ideas you consider. Before using NameFinder, you can skim through some general tips on choosing baby names.

Life-long compatibility
The name you give to your child will become his/her life-long companion and his/her identity in this world.  In the day to day connections, he/she should feel it as a gift from his/her father and mother. We recommend that the name must be of filial reality and never be the one suggesting your parental hopes or desires which in turn would become an unnecessary burden for your child.

Having a unique name is sure to make your child happy. Most of the parents go with this trend of bringing some exclusiveness or uniqueness in their child’s name. In this case, to make the idea effective, you should have a clear understanding of the meaning of the name you choose. Otherwise, it’s possible that your child may feel it as a flaw in his/her personality or he/she become a target for others to make fun of.

It is important that the name you choose for your child should have a clarity in hearing and reading. Having an odd or fuzzy name may make your child worry at some point of his/her life. So, make sure that the name you choose is an easily understandable one.

Not so long or complex 
Various communities follow their own distinct style of naming. People like to add the name of parents, family or even the community to their child’s name. Anyway, it will be better to find a name which is not so long or complex. Other people shouldn't find it as difficult to address, pronounce or to write.

Starting letter/alphabet
Nowadays, a trend can be seen among the parents to choose a baby name starting with the first alphabets like A or B. This is based on the belief that the name coming on top of the lists could benefit on certain occasions. The thought is irrelevant, as on certain cases like attending an interview, being on top of a list may make your child less fortunate too. There is also a trend that the parents choose a baby name that starts with the first letter of the father’s or mother’s name.

The most important thing to be considered while naming your child is the ‘meaning’. Always look for a meaningful name for your child. Whatever name you choose, be aware of the exact meaning of the name. If it has a funny or strange meaning, it may make your child feel ashamed and even affect his/her personality.

Fitting to the surname/initials
Consider the initials or surname you use while naming your baby. The recurring of the same alphabet in the beginning or end of the name or in the end of the name and beginning of the surname may cause some confusions and the name may get wrongly pronounced.

Since the name is the very first sign of personality, having a common name will make it difficult for your child to get identified with the place he/she studies or works. If there are other people with the same name, it would end up in being known by some nickname. So, if you haven’t found a unique name or, for some reason, you have chosen a common name, try to bring in some individuality to the name. Nowadays, a person with a common name will find it difficult to get a desired e-mail id or username.

Suggesting personality
Parents can’t exactly predict what kind of a persona a child will exhibit as a grown up person. Also, we are familiar with people who have personalities contradicting the meaning of their names. Nevertheless, it’s a fact that a name can leave first impressions that would last for some time. So, if you wish, you can find a baby name that would create a particular impact or impression.

Astro-Vision Name Finder 
The name is the most important identity of a person. It is by name, a person is identified in his/her family, neighbourhood, profession and in all groups and societies. The choice and styles of naming vary in different communities and societies. Mostly, people choose the names that have some meaning. Devout parents opt baby names on religious grounds. The names of Gods, Goddesses or Legends are common in our society. 

Naming a baby is an art by itself. In most of the countries, people use to have two names. A family name or a surname, which is common to all members of a family, and one’s own name by which the individual is identified from other family members. Nowadays, parents prefer unique and fanciful names for their children. In today’s fast changing world, finding a name for your baby as per your preferences and latest trends is a tough task. Clickastro, with the NameFinder software, can help you in this matter.

NameFinder Software helps you select a baby name satisfying your needs and preferences. You will be provided with a vast number of name options with their meanings, on all searches you make. You can search name based on sex, religion,etc. and by setting your various preferences. The most important virtue of NameFinder Engine is that it lets you find names with astrological or numerological significances and those starting or ending with your preferred alphabet. You can choose your preferred criteria here and see the list of meaningful names apt for your baby.

June 28, 2017

The Secrets of Medical Astrology - Diabetes

The Secrets of Medical Astrology - Diabetes

Medical astrology is a very interesting subject and you will be amazed when you see the results while practicing it. The zodiac wheel is compared with the body of Kaal Purusha or Cosmic man. Different signs represent different parts of our body

Aries :Head
Taurus: face
Gemini:neck and shoulders
Cancer: Chest, Breast
Leo: Upper abdomen
Virgo:Lower Abdomen
Libra:Pelvic area
Scorpio: External Genitals, Hips
Sagittarius: Thigh
Capricorn: Knees, Hands
Aquarius: Legs, Ankles
Pisces: Feet, Toe

Each Nakshatra is compared to Lord Vishnu's body parts. They are ,
Ashwini: Both Knees
Bharni: Head
Krittika: Waist
Rohini: Below knees 
Mrigshira: eyes
Ardra: Hair 
Punarvasu: Fingers
Pushya: Mouth
Ashlesha: Nails 
Magha: Nose
Purva Phalguni: Private Parts 
Uttar Phalguni: Private parts
Hasta: Hands
Chitra: Forehead
Swati: teeth 
Vishakha: Upper limbs
Anusha: Heart
Jyeshta: Tongue 
Mool: Feet
Purva Ashada: Thighs
Uttar Ashada: Thighs 
Shravana: Ears
Dhanishta: Back
Shatabhishak : Knees and calves
Purva Bhadra: Ankles 
Uttar Bhadra: Ankles 
Revati: Armpits 

Kaal Purush is further divided into Drekkan. The table given below will describe how the houses in each drekkens affect the body parts.
Table 1

Table 2

How to find the chances of Diabetes in From One’s chart ?
Diabetes is a disorder connected with our metabolism. Metabolism is the process of breaking the nutrients and proteins in required rate. These proteins and nutrients are arranged and distributed so that the body can function properly. 

Frequent urination, increased thirst, hunger, fatigue and blurred vision can be the symptoms of diabetes, but not always. Diabetes is a long term disease, mainly caused by the lack of insulin. Pancreas is indicated by Jupiter in astrology. Jupiter is the natural significator of the 5th house too.

So, any negative impact on the Jupiter and 5th house shows the chances of getting diabetes.  You have to check the full chart as, just looking at the one factor may not be sufficient. If there is a positive aspect on the Jupiter, then the impact of diabetes can be controlled easily. If the 5th house has any beneficial placement, then that also is a positive signal.  If you find out in the early stages, Diabetes is curable. It is controllable even at the later stage. There are so many herbal remedies available. 

If you are a diabetic, then your diet should have a lot of sugar free food items. Brown rice, brown bread, legumes and raw fruits will be ideal, of you are diabetic. 

Which are the most probable combinations for Diabetes
•    Jupiter debilitated or placed in dursthana houses. They are 6-8-12.
•    Saturn of Rahu aspect on Jupiter
•    Combust Jupiter
•    Jupiter in Rahu/Ketu axis
•    Venus in 6th to Jupiter and Jupiter in 12th
•    5th lord conjuncting dursthana lords
•    Jupiter retrograde
•    Mars afflicting Venus 

There are other combinations which show the chances of diabetes, but these are the easiest ways to find the chances of diabetes. There are many ayurvedic remedies available and ayurveda will be the best option to cure diabetes. 

Courtesy: JayaShree (Consultant Astrologer - Vedic & Western)

June 22, 2017

Samaagama - Part I

Samaagama - Part I

Samaagama is a celestial event related to the Moon. Generally, the term is used to represent the conjunction of planets with the Moon. Unlike the other types of planetary conjunctions such as Asthangata (combustion) or Graha Yuddha (planetary war) in which the planets are required to be posited within their 'orbs of influence' for the events to take place, in Samaagama it is enough even if the planet arrives at some specific distance from the Moon for establishing contact and activating results. This special feature of the Moon is used in the Dasa and Transit systems for timing events in life.

Moon — Pivot of Predictive Astrology
In Vedic astrology, the influence of the Moon is accorded utmost importance. The natal position of the Moon along with the Ascendant is taken as the basis not only for delineating the nature of results signified by a planet but also for determining the time of their fructification. The conventional method of checking as to whether one's Janma Lagna (Ascendant) or Janma Rasi (Moon-sign) is stronger and then delineating the results based on the stronger of the two, the most widely used Vimshottari Dasa system (and many other Dasa systems such as Ashtottari, Kalachakra, Yogini etc) and the transit system of timing events are based on the disposition of the planets with reference to the natal Moon.

What could be the unique influence of natal But, unfortunately, the answers to these Moon to qualify for such special treatment? In what way is the Moon basically related to the method of arriving at the Dasa and transit results? How are the actual results decoded etc. questions are not discussed in any of the classical texts of Vedic astrology, although the lists of results are given in almost all classical works. In this series of articles, based on my research during the last 1 1/2 decades and the information culled from various sources, an effort is made to explain the logical basis and the reasons for assigning such special status to the Moon besides providing clues to the method of decoding the actual results in Dasa and Transit systems.

According to Uttara Kalamrita (Khanda V, Slokas 25 to 29), the significations of the Moon include the disposition of mind, heart, woman, good or bad, sleep, happiness, anything watery, travel, well, tank, mother, impartiality, consumption, salt, ability, belly, beauty, nourishment, pleasure, splendor, quickness of thought, fame, mendicant, middle world, life, middle age, eating, going to distant countries, royal insignia, good blood, vital energy etc. These significations (selected out of a lengthy list) bear a unique relationship with the physical existence of human life on Earth.

★The Moon, as the Universal Mother, plays a vital role in the process of procreation and nourishment of all living beings on Earth. Brihat Jataka (Chap. 4, Sloka 1) avers that Mars and Moon are the cause for the monthly menses in a woman and when the Moon is in Anupachaya Rasi, the menses for conception occurs. According to Hora Makaranda (Chap. Sloka 4), if the Sun, Moon,Venus and Mars are in their own Navamsa in Upachaya houses (3, 6, 10, 11) from the natal Moon of a man or woman or if Jupiter be in the Ascendant, 5th or 9th house, pregnancy is predicted. The Moon representing the female principle (Prakruti as Mother) and Mars representing the male principle (Purusha as father), their union paves the way for procreation. It is a commonly known biological fact that in the seminal fluid, the sperm is engulfed in a liquid medium which facilitates the actual fertilization of the ovum. Even the ovum contains a protective sheath within which matter is present in liquid form and only in this liquid is the foetus formed after fertilization which ultimately grows into the child. Thus, the Moon happens to be one of the two most important planets ruling the physical manifestation of the soul of man from its very beginning in any particular birth.

★ The Moon, signifying water and other potable liquids, provides the required nourishment for growth and sustenance of life. Water is an essential requirement for all the flora and fauna on Earth. No plant ever grows without it and the yield of crops depends on the quantum of water it received. Any amount of reinforcements like manure etc., for increasing the yield would go waste if the supply of water is insufficient. Human life is mainly dependent on plants for food. As such, life without water is unthinkable as the daily needs of human beings cannot be fulfilled without water. In short, man would be dead without water and earth would become lifeless.

★ The Moon is the ruler of the vehicle (body) of every physical manifestation of all human beings, the Sun being the Soul (Atma) and Jupiter being the life-force (Jeeva). Consequent on impregnation, the physical body of the offspring is created and nursed fully inside the body of the mother until its delivery to the external world. As such, the Moon signifying the mother directly rules the physical body also.

 According to the Prenatal Epoch Theory by E.H.Bailey: "at or near the time of conception the Moon must be posited in natal Ascendant or descendant and the Ascendant at or near the time of conception must be the Janma Rasi or the 7th Rasi from it".

Sepharial, western astrologer, names the chart calculated for the time of conception based on prenatal epoch theory as 'The Lunar Horoscope' and says in his book 'The Influence of Sun in Horoscopes'.
"The Lunar Horoscope is therefore seen to hold definite astronomical relations to the horoscope of birth. It is referred to the point of time at which the Psychoplasm or astral eidolon forms a link with the physical basis of life or germ-cell."

He also contends that:
"the birth horoscope is that of heredity and environment. The lunar horoscope is that of tradition and inherent faculty. To the Lunar horoscope, therefore, we must refer for the potential of the unit of life".

These facts clearly prove the Moon's influence on human destiny and its solitary control over the domain of physical incarnation of any individual. The Moon, as the Karaka for the mind works as a Karmic agent. Mental tendencies are created and shaped by the Karmic imprints on the soul of the individual. In other words, the ability to comprehend the external world is shrouded by the Karmic veil as a result of which the mind tends to 'see what it wants to see or what its prejudice makes it see' depending on one's upbringing and exposure to various aspects of life in a particular incarnation. 

As claimed by the ancients Buddhi Karmaanusaarini, the mind works as per the dictates of our past Karma. Upanishadic lore is full of such allusions. It goes to the extent of saying that whatever is created or understood by the mind is only an illusion while the truth is far beyond the Body-Mind-Intellect frames of reference. However, in the physical frame of existence, all the major activities of the human body are directly related to the state of the mind and each and every activity of an individual can be controlled fully and effectively by the mind.

It is the experience of hundreds of Yogis of our country that the various exercises advocated in the Yoga Sastras are nothing but measures for effectively controlling the mind which ensures control over our activities. Moreover, the human perception of the physical world is through the Panchendriyas or the sensory organs. It is the mind that absorbs the inputs by the Panchendriyas and creates the effect of sensing (Mano-matram jagat; Mano-kalpitam jagat), means without the role of mind no sensing is possible. 

According to Bhagavatpada Sri Adi Sankaracharya " Mano Maatram Idam sarvam " - meaning , everything in this world is projected by the Mind and Mind alone (Sloka 28 of Sadachara). Thus, identifying all names and forms and understanding them through the intellect is facilitated by the mind only without which even if the Indriyas sense them, their comprehension would be impossible. Thus, the mind works as an agent of Karma, the latter being the primary cause for the very reincarnation of the soul of the individual. The Moon, as a Karmic agent, ensures that one reaps one's Karmic fruits by controlling not only one's perception of the world but also one's response to any stimulus from it.

Generally, Yogas such as Gajakesari, Sunapha, Anapha, Durdhura, Chandramangala, AdhiYoga caused by the Moon confer wealth and material comforts on the native and Sakata and Kemadruma Yogas which cause loss of wealth, abject poverty and miseries are also directly linked to the placements of planets from the Moon. Yogas like Amala, Vasumati, Pushkala, Kusuma, Indra, Garuda, Gola, Bhaskara, Marud, etc., are effective by the influence of Moon as well. 

★ The Moon is the ruler of the material facets of all the incarnations of the soul of a native. Generally, Yogas such as Gajakesari, Sunapha, Anapha, Durdhura, Chandramangala, Adhi Yoga etc., caused by the Moon confer wealth and material comforts on the native and Sakata and Kemadruma Yogas which cause loss of wealth, abject poverty and miseries are also directly linked to the placements of planets from the Moon. Yogas like Amala, Vasumati, Pushkala, Kusuma, Indra, Garuda, Gola, Bhaskara, Marud etc., are effective by the influence of Moon as well, apart from the Ascendant and other planetary influences. Here, it is relevant to point out that in the Hora chart used for delineation of the wealth of a native, only the Moon and Sun are taken as the lords governing wealth. Natural benefics when posited in the Moon's Hora and natural malefics when posited in the Sun's Hora confer good wealth on the native.

This discussion reveals that the Moon rules the destiny of man right from the moment of conception, governing not only one's very physical existence but also facilitating the fruition of one's Karmic influence in any particular birth. The Moon also plays a vital role in exercising the freewill of the discreet mind (within the ambit of Providence) to operate the Karmic influences while other planets create a conducive environment for reaping the Karmic fruits during one's lifetime. Thus, the Moon is the chief medium for unfolding of past Karma.

Importance of Moon
The physical proximity of the Moon to the earth has renders it the most influential planet for the earth. It is a scientifically proven fact that the Moon is responsible for the ebb and flow of tides. All life on earth has a direct correspondence with the different phases of the Moon. It is proves beyond doubt that the abnormal activity of lunatics in on the rise during days near about Poornima (New moon) and Amavasya (New moon). Eclipses involving the Moon have a far reaching impact on almost all global phenomena and affect the human being in every sphere of life causing changes in personal environment (such as health, financial gains/losses, afflictions to family life, etc), in mundane matters(such as variations in prices of commodities, changes in governments, wars between nations etc.,) affecting nature as a whole in causing natural calamities like cyclones, floods, devastating earthquakes etc. In other words, the Moon exercises a vicegerent control over the day to day affairs of not only human beings also the whole flora and fauna on the earth.

Courtesy: Modern Astrology (Dr Revathi Vee Kumar)                                         to be continued...

June 19, 2017

Interpreting Combustion Astrologically (Part - II)

Interpreting Combustion Astrologically(Part II)

Not Always Bad
According to Varahamira,
"If the Sun conjoins the Moon, the person will be skilled in machinery and masonry. " (Brihat Jataka XTV-1)
In his commentary to this verse Prof. B. S.Rao says:
The Sun and the Moon in conjunction produce men skilled in making, handling or dealing with all machinery and under this head we may bring in mechanics, engineers, chemists and other workmen.

According to Jataka Parijata,
"If a person is born in Amavasya, he will be credulous and devoted to the worship of the manes and the Gods"(IX-37)
"If the Sun is in conjunction with the Moon, the chart holder will be submissive to his wife and clever in every work he undertakes "(Ibid, VIII-1).

Both these learned authors seem to concur in their view that a person who has the Sun- Moon conjunction would be skillful in his work. Therefore, the combustion of the Moon cannot be considered a blemish. On the other hand, the Yoga of the Sun with the Moon, which inter alia may include the phenomenon of combustion of the Moon, would produce a child who would have reverence for pitris (manes) and towards God, both laudable traits. In southern parts of India people prefer to buy jewelry on the New Moon day rather than the succeeding day, Prathama, since the latter is considered an evil- producing day whereas Amavasya is considered good, mainly because people take the blessings of their ancestors by offering oblations in the form of Pitru Tarpana.

An inauspicious Yoga by name Rekha Yoga is produced when three planets are either depressed or obscured by the Sun's rays (Jataka Parijata VI-32). A person born under Rekha Yoga has neither knowledge nor wealth; he is penurious, hostile, lustful and wrathful. His mind is always distressed, he is disagreeable, having no beauty or grace; he lives on alms; he is filthy and quarrelsome; he is full of envy and rage; he reviles Gods and Brahmins and he in turn is reviled by his wife, children and his whole family.

My humble observation on Rekha Yoga is that it is not just that three planets should be debilitated or combust but also the 5th house denoting Poorvapunya must be considered before one can judge whether the above effects will come to pass. Further I wish to add, combust planets increase the probability of the occurence of Rekha Yoga and therefore one needs to examine the role of combust planets in the formation of such adverse Yogas.

Chart 1: Jacques Chirac: Born November 29, 1932 at 12h.00m. at Paris, with a balance of 4 years 4 months 9 days of Ketu Dasa at birth.
chart 1

Jacques Chirac (Chart 1), Former President of France, has combust Mercury in the 11th in conjunction with the Sun, which generates a Budha Aditya Yoga. It is worth noting that Mercury is also retrograde. Further a planet who is simultaneously combust as well as retrograde cannot be called as a weak planet by dismissing the benefits of retrogression. The Uttarakalamrtam view applies here elevating Mercury to the status of an exalted planet. Needless to say, Mercury as 9th lord did not deny royal fortune to Chirac in spite of his combustion.

Chart 2: Charlie Chaplin: Born April 16, 1889 at 20h. 00m. at London with a balance of 3 years 11 months 12 days of Rahu Dasa at birth.
Chart 2

In Chart 2 of noted British actor Charlie Chaplin, both Mars and Mercury are combust. The Dasa of Mercury operated between 1928 and 1945. A combust planet in the 6th is more a boon than a bane. Further, Mercury causes a partial Vipareeta Raja Yoga. In Mercury Dasa, Charlie Chaplin scaled dizzy heights in his career starring in such hits as City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940).

Chart 3: Deepak Chopra: Born October 22, 1946 at 15h.45m. at New Delhi with a balance of 1 year 11 months 13 days of Sun Dasa at birth.
Chart 3

Noted physician and New Age author Deepak Chopra (Chart 3) has a combusted Jupiter in the 9th. The Dasa of Jupiter operate from 1983 to 1999 and in this period Chopra acquired world-wide name and fame through his books. The Way of the Wizard, Return of the Rishi, Ageless Body Timeless Mind and The Seven Spiritual laws of Success were some of the best sellers he authored in this period. Needless to say, combust Jupiter did not affect his career growth. On the other hand, he climbed greater heights in Jupiter Dasa.

Interpreting Combust Planets
(a)If the lord of the sign where combustion takes place is in his own, exalted or friend's sign, the bad effects of combustion get mitigated.
(b)A person becomes issueless if the 5th lord is combust and is conjunct a malefic.In such cases though combustion can eventually lead to denial of progeny.remedial measures as prescribed in the Dhanna Saslras mitigate the evil effects of such planets and confer the boon of progeny.A fatalistic approach should be shunned in such cases.The benefit of the doubt should be given to Purushakara (free-will) rather than Daiva (destiny)
(c)A planet in exaltation gives good results even when in combustion.
(d)Venus and Saturn do not lose their strength when they are combust (Uttarakalamrita 4.15)
(e)When a combust planet is aspected by a Yogakaraka, the former is bestowed with the power of gifting a Raja Yoga.
(j) A combust planet exalted in Navamsa would confer good results in the latter half of his Dasa period.
(g) The lords of the 6th, 8th and 12th are inauspicious planets by virtue of ownership of Dustanas. Needless to say, they promote the beneficial effects of a chart not by their strength but by their weakness. Giving strength to them tantamounts to giving the key to a house to a thief or a knife to a murderer. The less empowered they are to do evil, the better it is for the native. When the lords of 6th, 8th or 12th are combust, there is nothing to mourn; on the other hand, there is every reason to rejoice. The 6th house denotes the enemy. If the lord of the 6th is combust or if a combust planet occupies the 6th, the one who has to worry is not the native but his foe. Yogas like Hamsa, Vimala and Sarala operate on this dictum by mitigating the impact of evil lordship.

Muhurtha Matters
Auspicious events such as marriage, upanayana, ear piercing , tonsure are to be avoided when Jupiter or Venus is combust while in transit. However, there are exceptions to this rule:
a) The evil effect of Jupiter's combustion is overcome by Venus in the ascendant.
b) The evil effect of Venus in combustion is overcome by Jupiter in the Ascendant and malefics in the 3rd, 6th or 11th.

Though textbooks on astrology uniformly state that combustion is evil, it is important to study the overall influence of a planet before it is classified as a malefic. To brand a planet as malefic merely on the basis of combustion would be to do injustice to astrology and one runs the grave risk of coming to erroneous conclusions. A balanced and judicious interpretation of a combust planet is needed without just dismissing it outright as evil. 

Courtesy: Modern Astrology(Dr. E.S. Neelakantan Ph.D)
Continued from: Interpreting Combustion Astrologically- Part1

June 14, 2017

The power of Moola-Trikona

The power of Moola-Trikona

An astrological chart has 12 divisions and these divisions are called houses. These houses are classified into five. They are;

(1) Kendra (Cardinal) Houses - 1, 4, 7, 10 Houses
(2) Trikon (Trine) Houses - 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12 Houses
(3) Panaphar (Fixed) Houses - 2, 5, 8, 11 Houses
(4) Upachaya Houses-3,6,11 and 10
(5) Apoklima Houses- 3,6,9 and 12

Moola - Trikon is basically a zone in a sign. It is a specific zone in the degrees of a sign, where a planet feels great and give the best results.  They are;

Sun’s own sign is Leo and from 4 degrees to 20 degrees is the Mool - Trikon degrees for Sun. After 20 degrees Sun will not be in the Mool - Trikon zone.

Moon’s Mool - Trikon sign is Taurus. In Taurus Moon is exalted too. From 4 degrees to 20 degrees of Taurus is the Mool - Trikon zone for Moon. 

Mars gets Moola - Trikona house as Aries and Mool - Trikon zone is 0 degrees to 12 degrees. 

Mercury gets exalted in its own house Virgo. Its Moola - Trikona zone is also in Virgo from 16 to 20 degrees in Virgo itself.

Sagittarius is the Mool - Trikon sign of Jupiter and the first 10 degrees of  this sign is the Mool - Trikon zone.

Libra is the Moola - Trikona sign for Venus. Moola - Trikona zone is from 0 degrees to 15 degrees of Libra.

Saturn owns Aquarius and 0 degrees to 20 degrees is the the Mool - Trikon zone of Saturn.     

You must notice that all the planets except Moon have Mool - Trikon in own signs. Moon is exalted in Taurus, and it owns Cancer, but its Mool - Trikon zone is in Taurus.

How should we consider Mool - Trikon Planets?
When a planet is placed in its exaltation sign, it is expected to give good results. In Mool - Trikon, the planet will be far more effective because they are in their own sign(other than Moon). They may perform with more power than going into an exalted mode.

What is exaltation?
In certain signs , certain planets get a lot of power,. All the planets have to move into a different sign (Other than Mercury, Mercury is exalted in the own sign Virgo) different zone to get exalted.  In Moola - Trikona the added advantage is that the planet is in its own house. So,  the best placement of a planet will be its Moola - Trikona, then comes the exaltation. The 3rd best placement would be its own sign.  There can be exceptions when the planet is placed without good effects in Shadbala. Its, natural that we may choose exalted planet over a Moola - Trikona planet, but its always good to check how many planets are in their Mool - Trikon signs. The planets should be in the exact degrees. After or before that degrees, the planets will be considered as they are in own house. 

There are various arguments regarding the exaltation and Mool - Trikon of Rahu and ketu. They are not clearly proven so far.

June 13, 2017

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