Neecha Bhang combinations for Debilitated planets

‘Can the debilitation of a planet be cancelled?’. This question is always a controversial topic among astrologers. In my experience, the energy created by a planet cannot be cancelled, it cannot be made zero. No energy can be destroyed, it can only be diverted. Let’s check out the meaning of the Sanskrit (Devbhasha Samskrutam) words, ‘neech bhang’. Most of us have forgotten our real mother tongue, that is why understanding core concepts has become difficult.

Neechनीच – Lowered, short, vile, insignificant, inferior, deep, depressed, downwards, basal, etc.

Neech is a state of energy. When the energy of the planet perfectly mis-matches the energy of the rashi environment it is placed in, it is said to be neech. Neech means that the energy goes inwards, deeply, the direction of its movement is altered. But the planetary force has to work where is he placed, no option on that. So these neech graha also work, they cannot be cancelled or deleted from your chart. They will give their effects. Neech is neither good/ bad. Energy just is, it is all about how you use it. Sometimes the so-called ‘badly placed’ planets can, if used appropriately, give superb results. Good/bad is a matter of perception. Something ‘good’ now can be a source of immense sorrow ’bad’ later. Or something ‘bad’ for someone can be perceived to be ‘good’ for someone else. Some event seen to be ‘bad’ now can in fact grant you something very valuable down the line. Contexts and perceptions drive your life. (So do not ask me questions like ‘is this planet good/bad?’, in the comments.) Your horoscope creates the environment around you, also offers you some options and helps you in making your decisions. Decisions, Nirnay, are in your hands and the consequent effects, Parinam, of these decisions are not. Your birth chart, the planets are you, yourself. You choose your birth time, this was the best possible decision you could have made at your birth. If you blame the graha for issues in your life, know that you are blaming your own self. That, to me, is escapism. Instead, try to understand your self and work with your self.

I have written posts on the exalted and debilitated status of planets. Also on how they perform in the D1 birth chart and the D9 navamsha, param-neech etc, do go through these (use the index page or search bar), will not repeat all that again.

Bhangभङ्ग – Burst, knitting, downfall, torturous course, splitting, rout, constant change, interruption, contraction, decay, roundabout way, bending, channel, separation, analysis, fracture, fold, breach, stretch, abatement, disturbance etc.

Bhang does not mean ‘cancellation’. It means, change in the energy’s course. This can happen in some way or the other as per the above meanings. You can proactively use the energies in some appropriate way which favours you. Or divert them to some actions which do not harm you. If you have other enabling combinations of ‘neech bhang’ in your chart then it becomes easier. You can also try any of the simple or complicated remedies, from Homa, charity, giving away items, mantra, spiritual practice etc depending on what you can afford/like to do (do use the index page or search bar to locate these posts). 

Neecha Bhang combinations for Debilitated planets

As per the books, the following conditions provide ‘neech bhang’ in a horoscope. If there are any of these combinations with respect to the neech planet in your chart, then his energy will be diverted. This diversion will depend on the modifying influence on him.

  • A debilitated planet exchanges signs with a more powerful and auspicious planet who then supports him via the exchange of houses. This is also called Parivartan yog.
  • A debilitated planet is conjunct with an exalted planet who is friendly or at least neutral to him.
  • If the owner of the sign occupied by the debilitated planet is conjunct with or aspects that debilitated planet. (Moon is debilitated in Scorpio, so if Mars himself is in Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, Aries aspecting this Moon.)
  • If the owner of the exaltation sign of the planet is conjunct with or aspects the debilitated planet. (Eg Moon is exalted in Taurus, so Venus becomes the exaltation lord. So if Moon is in Scorpio, Venus should also be in Taurus or Scorpio.)
  • The owner of the sign of debilitation of that planet is placed in the 5th or 9th house counted from the ascendant sign. (The 1st 5th 9th house make up the Dharma trikon)
  • The owner of the sign of exaltation of that planet is placed in the 5th or 9th house counted from the ascendant sign. (The 5/9 axis is the axis of creative genius and foundations.)
  • Two debilitated planets are in mutual aspects with each other.

If you analyse these conditions carefully it is obvious that the neech planet is being supported or his energy is being diverted in some way or the other in the birth chart.

  • Either he himself is being directly helped, eg by conjunction, aspect etc combinations.
  • Or the sign in which this debilitation has occurred is being supported, by a powerful placement of its owner planet.
  • If natural or functional benefics aspect this neech planet, even then his energies are diverted.

If you know your exact birth time to the minute, you can open your D-9 navamsha chart. Most birth times are off by 5-10 mins thus of no use in divisional chart calculations. If you have not done your birth time correction etc do not use the varga charts, they will mislead. So if the debilitated planet shifts to some better sign then there will be a change in his energy (this post on analysing the navamsha). We see several divisional charts for improving the accuracy of the predictions (post here). So in some DC or the other your well placed planets of the birth chart are going to shift to their neech signs also.

  • Suppose in your birth chart you have an exalted Sun and he goes and becomes neech in the D9 (post here). So though in your outward life you enjoy the plus points of the exalted Sun, in your inner life, your subconscious, potential, expectations etc the energy of the debilitated Sun influences you. This can give rise to a strange and unique personality.
  • Suppose in your birth chart your Moon is in Pisces, Jupiter’s rashi, so its all good. But in the D-9 if he gets into Scorpio. Now this person outwardly might seem very philosophical, religious, hopeful, ie everything that Jupiter gives. But his life-time’s underlying experience will be colored by the Scorpio lens. A neech Moon in the navamsha, over-laid by a nice birth chart placement gives rise to one of the strangest mindsets.
  • And finally if some planet is neech in some divisional chart then it can give inauspicious results in that aspect of life. eg Venus 4th house lord in birth chart and is neech in the D-7, then this person can suffer misfortunes in travel etc.

Neecha Bhang combinations for Debilitated planets

And the biggest ‘neech bhang’ is this, and it is applicable in all readings. The ascendant sign has to be powerful. It should be occupied or aspected by benefic planets. It should not be disturbed by malefic influences, nor by combust planets, nor by debilitated planets etc. Then this sign will ensure that you get an enabling body structure, environment and a general auspiciousness in all your life. The ascendant lord has to be powerful. And the birth Moon has to be capable of giving auspicious results. ie they should be exalted, in own sign, in sign of friends, aspected by benefics. Should not be influenced by malefic etc influences. Should be placed in kendra or kona houses or any house except the dusham-sthan (6th, 8th, 12th houses are the dusham-sthan. The 3rd house can go either way so has to be seen chart-specific). If the ascendant sign, ascendant lord and birth Moon are powerless in your chart, then even if you have exalted planets or raj-yogs they cannot give major favourable results. But if these three points in your birth chart are good, then you are quite capable of weathering any storms in your life. Whatever the other planets are upto, you can use their energies in some way favourable to you. Whatever situations pop up in life, your personal confidence, health, ability to navigate, intelligence, emotional stability, support from friends etc will help you come out of them successfully.

If you have a neech planet in your chart then the aspects of life controlled by this planet will work differently in your life. Eg if it is Venus then your relationships will take the brunt, you might feel out of place in business partnerships, with material gains and even in spiritual practice. This Venus will make you introspect deeply on what ‘Venus’ really means, delve deeply into the more serious face of ‘Venus’. And if you have managed to use the neech bhang combinations then you will be able to gain significantly with his blessings.

Jyotish is about self-illumination, understanding yourself. If you are afraid do not get into it. It is not always a comfortable process, seeing your own naked face, stripped of all pretensions and social masks. Analysing one’s own self is the hardest thing. If you feel you are mature enough to take up this challenge, only then study Jyotish.

 

Divisional Charts and when to use them

Divisional charts/ DC are the backbone of Jyotish. But before getting into DC analysis, make sure that you have your exact birth time to the minute available. If you are using a software to calculate do check the settings, Lahiri-Chitrapaksha ayan-amsha, location etc. Or if you are really interested, learn to draw them yourself, so all your concepts will get clear.

We refer to four groups of varga charts or DC.

Shad-varga – the D1 D2 D3 D9 D12 D30 ie six types of charts in this group. These charts are seen when you have to match charts for marriage or any serious question where life time decisions have to be taken.

  • D1 – basic birth chart, the most important chart
  • D2 – Hora, wealth, more specifically the ability to accumulate wealth
  • D3 – Drekkana, boldness, enterprise, options in life, ability to choose between those options, initiative, teammates, siblings
  • D9 – Navamsha, the foundation Dharma, potential and deepest you, the second most important chart which we almost always refer to. The most significant relationship which completes you is seen from this chart.
  • D12 – Dvadash-amsha, parents, issues from your immediate past life
  • D30 – Trimsha-amsha, misfortunes in general

Sapta -varga – In this group we have the six charts of the shad-varga ie the D1 D2 D3 D9 D12 D30 and in addition the D7, so we have seven DC in this group.

D7 – progeny, number, sex of children, their life and fortune. Ideally both parents horoscopes should be seen for greater clarity on any question related to progeny. And for a Brahmachari Sat-guru, this chart will indicate the quality of his disciples. (The Soul is beyond Jyotish, but as long as it continues in the 5-layered body, this body follows the principles of Jyotish.)

For your average clients, you will need to refer to just these 7 types of DC. You have to see the D1, ie the basic birth chart and the D-9 Navamsha chart compulsorily. This will help fine-tune your analysis and your predictions will be more accurate. Then if your client has some specific question you may have to refer to the specific DC mentioned in the Sapta-varga category. Most of your clients will be of this type.

  • If its a question related to marriage you will see the D1 and D9 and if you feel like glance through the DC listed in the Shad-varga.
  • If it is to do with someone starting a small new business, you will check out the D1, D9 and in addition use the D3 to fine tune your prediction. If you wish to check how profitable it is going to be D2.
  • If it is a children related question then the D1, D9 and the D7.

Dasha varga – Here we have the seven DC of the sapta-varga ie the D1 D2 D3 D7 D9 D12 D30 and in addition to these, D10 D16 D60, so we have ten types of DC here.

  • D10 – profession, leadership qualities,
  • D16 – travelling, for business, pleasure, accidents
  • D60 – summary, the final result that all the charts together can give ultimately.

These three extra DC are more relevant for people who are working in high positions, in corporate, government or have their own business, but all at very high levels. For your general average citizen type of clients, you generally do not need to open these additional charts. But in specific cases eg someone asks about his proposed journey or there is an accident and you need to see details then you might need to open the D16.

Shodasha varga – Here we have the ten charts from the Dasha varga ie D1 D2 D3 D7 D9 D10 D12 D16 D30 D60 and in addition to these, the D4 D20 D24 D27 D40 D45. So in total there are 16 DC in this group.

  • D4 – Chaturtha-amsha, assets in life, necessities, resources, shelter, properties, vehicles etc
  • D20 – Vimsha-amsha is for religion and spiritual matters
  • D24 – Chaturvimsha-amsha, learning, education, wisdom, knowledge
  • D27 – Nakshatra-amsha, inherent weakness and strength of your personality as a whole.
  • D40 – Khaved-amsha general auspiciousness of events in life
  • D45 – Akashved-amsha, general issues in life

These extra charts are almost never seen for general people. In earlier times, these full 16 charts, shodash-varga were seen for Kings. So in today’s context they should be seen for the top-most politicians, prime minister, president etc types of people on whom the entire nation relies (even if it is for small 5yr terms!). If someone has to become the president or prime minister of a nation, then all these 16 divisional charts have to be auspicious and capable of giving solid real results.

Ashtakvarga for confirming predictions

DC is a microscopic study of each aspect of your life. The birth chart by itself is good for a broad outline of the life events, but the DC are necessary for the detailed picture. Each house of the D1 stands for so many things, so to narrow down results you need to check the further relevant DC.

The Dasha/ transits are used to predict the timing of events, again the broad picture is from the D1 but the exact timing will come from tallying the dasha /transit and the relevant DC. Eg you might have actual chances of getting a child from your D1 and the potential from the D9, but the exact time of its birth can be best predicted from the transit/ dasha and the D7.

Then it is possible that the Dasha/transit may be good for one aspect of your life but bad for another part of your life. Again this can be seen from the birth chart to some extent but the relevant divisional chart will give exact reading.

  • Eg the 4th house is residence and also the physical mother. Suppose the current dasha/ transit is bad for the D1 chart’s 4th house. But when you check the D4 it is good. And when you check the D12 this dasha /transit is even worse. So you can conclude that the residence will remain good, but the mother will face problems during this period. The DC help you pin-point the results.

Suppose you are under the Mahadasha/ main period of Mars and Antardasha/ sub-period of Jupiter. Check out the seven divisional charts mentioned in the Sapta-varga category. If in any divisional chart you have this following combination. The mahadasha and the antardasha rulers, ie Mars and Jupiter are in the 6/8 or 2/12 mutual axis in that specific divisional chart. Or debilitated. Then that sub-period will affect that aspect of your life adversely.

  • Eg. Suppose in the D3, you have Jupiter and Mars in the 6/8 axis and Jupiter is also debilitated in Capricorn here. So during this sub-period of Jupiter, you may face issues with your siblings, neighbourhood, trade, teammates. The mutual position of these two planets and their power to give results will vary in the different divisional charts. In one DC it may be good in another it may not be. For this reason there is a mix of good and bad things in life.

The sign placed in the 1st house is important in each DC. And the planetary lord of the 1st house is also important as he controls that aspect of your life linked to that DC. If this planet is very strong in the DC and the 1st house is not influenced by malefic planets, that part of your life indicated by this DC will be overall auspicious.

One tip, pay attention to the transit of Saturn in each DC. When he transits over the Moon’s position in each DC, he causes mental stress and emotional turmoil for that aspect of your life for 2.5yrs. This is a very important factor which most astrologers forget to check.

And then if you want to get into even more details, you can check out how the Moon’s position in each DC is affected by the current dasha/ transits. This will give you a clear idea of how you feel about that particular aspect of life. Your happiness and unhappiness can be gauged from your DC.

I find DC very fascinating, analysing the personality through different lenses getting to know more about the person sitting in front of you. And if you intend to learn Jyotish, divisional charts will be a part of your curriculum at some point of time.

 

Divisional Charts and when to use them

Navamsha Analysis Summary

Navamsha chart D 9 is your full potential and the D1 the birth chart is the actual manifested part of it. In analysing a Navamsha chart try to do it in these three steps it will be easier. Also give yourself time to think over the patterns, do not rush it as you are overlaying your D-1 and D-9 charts to get meaningful information.

1. Note the sign occupied by every planet and the rising degree in the D-1 and compare to where it shifts to in the D9. This will give the potential of every planet and the rising degree v/s the actual expressed. Here you will analyse the planets/ signs. (I have written six posts on navamsha analysis, do go through them, Index here)

2. Note the signs placed in each house of the D-1 and see how these signs shift, ie check to which house they shift to in the D-9. This will give the potential of each sign v/s the actual expressed. Here you analyse houses/ signs. This potential v/s actual energy of the signs will naturally affect their owner and resident planets energies also. So you add more layers of meanings to your analysis. This is called the Rashi-tulya navamsha concept.

Birth chart Aliester Crowley
Birth chart Aleister Crowley
Navamsha Aleister Crowley
Navamsha Aleister Crowley

3. Navamsha tulya rashi. This is the simplest concept to understand. The Navamsha chart is considered to be equivalent to the birth chart.

This concept can verify the birth details to some extent.

  • ie in our example chart, the Moon in D-1 is placed in the 9th house, Pisces sign and in the D-9 he shifts to Cancer sign 9th house. Both are watery signs, Crowley was a highly intuitive occultist. 9th house is luck, destiny, blessings, past lives merits etc. These Moon patterns match what is known about his life, so his birth time should be reasonably correct.

This concept is useful in seeing the transit effects of Saturn and Jupiter. Simply assume that the D9 is your regular birth chart. Superimpose the current transit position of Saturn and Jupiter on this chart and now see how they affect the chart.

  • In our sample chart, the Moon shifts to Cancer sign in the D-9. Saturn transiting over the Moon is a traumatic period, the middle 2.5yrs of the Sade-sati (the 7.5yrs of the Saturn-special karma). So Saturn transiting Cancer, ie transiting over the core potential and expectations of the birth Moon would have given his trademark fear, guilt, restrictions, frustrations, isolation etc but all this in the deepest heart for Crowley. This hits at the inner levels and is harder to deal with.
  • A situation looks normal on the outside but is terribly traumatic for you on the inside. Or there is a traumatic situation in the outer world but on the inside you remain calm and composed. So tell me now, which situation is worse? This is why Navamsha analysis is important.

Navamsha Analysis Summary

Some people are always confused with the Navamsha concept. They say that this divisional chart is ‘activated’ after marriage or that it represents the spouse in your life. This is not entirely correct. The D-9 is quite active from the moment of your birth till your physical death. It does not get ‘activated’ only after marriage. And it does not necessarily represent your spouse. It can be linked to your parent, best friend, brother/ sister, spouse (or even a deity for the Sanyasi-s), ie it is linked to the person who is karmically closest to you in your life/ several lives.

In the Indian context, earlier the husband/ wife was considered to be the closest person. Till our grandparent’s times, marriages were performed early in life, ie around 15-18yrs so the two would grow up together. Now we get married at 30-35yrs, by this age, growth/ maturity has been achieved and life patterns are set. Mostly people marry on the basis of physical attraction which vanishes in a few months after marriage. We don’t spend much time with the spouse, we simply don’t have the time to spare, ie job, work, commuting, different interests, different thought processes, different expectations from life, different social groups etc. Even if we are at home together, we are separately busy, on different phones, in different rooms and doing our individual stuff. Separations and divorces are very common now, we do not consider marriage to be a life-time relationship. We don’t bond with our spouse as deeply as our earlier generations did. Thus we cannot outrightly consider the spouse to be the closest person anymore, we do not grow together with him/ her nor do we bond as deeply on the karmic levels.

(Like in my life, my husband and son are naturally very close to me, interactions with them brings out essential stuff from my inner self. But my brother is the one who triggers the potential of my D-9 and likewise I do the same for him. Both of us have very distinctive D-1 and D-9 charts, with very interconnected patterns to each other, we share deep memories from our past lives. We drive each other nuts from time to time, depending on what gets triggered for resolution, but I cannot imagine my current life without him around and neither can he.)

In some charts where the maturity of the Ascendant lord has been held back by his close conjunction with specifically Rahu or Ketu, this person remains largely innocent, immature, childish, gullible, juvenile, not very connected to his self/ environment, etc till the age of 48yrs. The understanding of the personality, the environment around him, his behaviour, others expectations and most importantly an appreciation of Karma is held back. In this case he can meet his ‘closest person’ later in life and still grow in maturity with him. The other extreme case, would be where the ascendant lord is conjoint specifically with Jupiter. Jupiter matures the earliest at 16yrs of age, but he will now be held back because of the other planet, he will give his full mature effect later. But because of Jupiter’s expansive influence on the ascendant lord, the person will be quite mature, philosophical and significantly older for his age, if you observe him around the 16th year of his life, this is when he will seem to grow up significantly. (These both extreme cases can turn to full-fledged asceticism, ie take Sanyas and take on a deity as their ‘closest person’ if the rest of the horoscope permits).

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The D-9 represents your inherent potential and core expectations. You behave as you really are only with those rare people who are closest to you. You cannot show your naked face to just anyone. There are extremely few such people, maybe you will have just one or two ‘closest persons’ in a life-time. Once you meet him, it is a life-time thing, more correctly it is a several life-times thing with him. And remember it is reciprocal, you are his ‘closest person’ too. As you interact with him, his own D-9 combinations also start pushing out his potential into his physical manifested life.

You share your deepest emotions, aspirations and thoughts with him. You can tell him everything and also listen to anything from him. He is your trusted adviser, a true confidante. This person has been with you for several past lives, you have shared so many important things with him all along these lives, he has become a link to your deepest core. You two have evolved together and you still are growing together. His current incarnated life (pancha-kosh) is inter-twined with yours so intricately that it cannot be separated. He is deeply karmically bonded to you. Your D-9 is a summary of your past lives assets/ regrets and he has been an integral part of all these past lives. You two have been husband-wife, master-slave, teacher-student, doctor-patient, mother-son, father-daughter, every possible relationship in your lives together. All the deepest felt actions from giving each other birth to dying in each other’s arms, rescuing or even killing each other are there in your combined past linking you two karmically. When you interact, you also bring up these unfinished things up for resolution, this can lead to short-lived intense arguments but ultimately it brings you two even closer and you both evolve faster.

All these stored learnings of your past lives are linked to his very presence. When you are with him, you are more than just your regular self. Naturally accessing these past resources within you is easier when he is around you. His very presence in your life triggers your growth. Things normally not in your reach are available, you can explore your inner self more easily. And it is always a reciprocal thing, as he too equally grows when he is with you. (In addition if this is also a karmic relationship, ie Rahu or Ketu are involved in synastry, then it gets more deep, you cannot avoid it nor stop it nor break it, it simply unfolds.)

Continuing the trend of so many past lives, in this life too, he is your closest person, very important to you. His actions and reactions go deep into the core of your being, you have no defences, no filters against him, you cannot resist. You unconditionally accept the energies he triggers in you, you trust your mutual bond, so know that it is eventually for your best. If he makes you happy, this happiness will reach the core of your being and if he rejects you, you will be hurt to the depths of your inner self. These deeply felt actions then trigger your deepest potential. After you meet your closest person, your personality starts expressing more of its core. You evolve in leaps and bounds, your life feels like it has been reenergised and has started moving on in earnest. If you observe your interactions with him and analyse, you will notice that just for the two of you together, for this small time, you are more your D-9 than your D-1 and he too behaves more like his D-9 with you. You both mutually trigger things for each other. Sometimes these things may be happy if you both have a interlinked happy potential. But sometimes it can be traumatic if some past unhappy event has been triggered for resolution. Never forget to analyse the current dasha/ transits, as these will trigger the events indicated in your birth charts, D-1 or D-9.

This person inspires you to achieve your life-goals. The materialistic life goals are rather obvious, but we are looking at the Navamsha, so here we should focus on the spiritual life-goals. The D-9 is most connected to your birth chart’s 9th house, the Bhagya-sthan, the house of divine blessings, merits from past lives auspicious actions, blessings of the ancestors etc. (Do read my post on the 9th house.) This ‘closest person’ will help you realise your actual spiritual, humanitarian, higher learning, philosophic etc goals for this life, the true evolution of your Awareness. These goals were decided by your higher self at the time of your birth. When you interact with him, you get hints about your own spiritual path and progress. (For Sanyasi-s, ascetics, the deity becomes the ‘closest person’ who inspires him.) Navamsha chart is essential in understanding a person at his innermost levels.

 Jyotish cannot be used to analyse the Soul, the Parabrahma, as is beyond the geometries of the manifested universes. But to reach the Eternal Self, you have to use your this incarnated 5-layered body as a vehicle. This 5-layered body is governed by the laws of creation which include Jyotish. Using Jyotish you can analyse, whether your vehicle is in good condition or capable of taking you to the Self. And in this journey, your ‘closest person’, the one most deeply karmically linked to you, plays a very pivotal and unique role, triggering your own potential from time to time. And so do you play an equally important role in his journey.

 

Navamsha Analysis Summary

Why Divisional Charts?

Astrology is mathematics. Thank god for software these days, else earlier going to an astrologer for a consultation was a day-long affair as he would have had to calculate everything by hand. Thus prashana/question method was more popular where the astrologer would be asked only one important question and he would answer it using the planetary positions of the instant the question was asked.

Why Divisional Charts?

But now we have accurate birth times and software so we can accurately chart out every aspect of our lives. Now let’s check out why divisional charts are so important.

For answering specific questions in Vedic astrology, we have to check out the divisional charts. Making life predictions using just the birth chart (D-1) will give incomplete results. If you cannot access the divisional charts, or have doubts regarding the exact birth time, use the prashna/question system as it will give better accurate readings. An example now. If suppose Venus is exalted in the birth chart (D-1), so you think he will give good results. But Venus signifies several things, from sexual pleasure to ultimate moksha! So how do you narrow down the result? Check the D-9, if you find this Venus debilitated, the chances of a spouse and pleasure in the married life are dim. But then you see that in the D-20 chart he is again exalted, so you are now sure that he is going to give results related to spiritual progress.

So the birth chart D-1. In one day there are 12 possible ascendants and thus 12 variants of basic birth charts also called as the 1st divisional chart. Thus the Ascendant in D-1 changes every 2 hours. So can we realistically expect that everyone born with the same D-1 in that day is the same? No! This difference is because the higher divisional charts change every second, fine-tuning the personality. You can use the D-1 for an overview of how the life will unfold and the major events and stuff, it is the basis of all your reading. But for a good prediction you cannot predict from a single position; you always have look for patterns in the placements. If the same placements are repeated in the birth chart and in the divisional charts the event can be predicted with confidence. Consider the D-1 as the foundation and the divisional chart as a layer overlaid on it to fine-tune. It requires some learning, some practice and a bit of intuition. Quite do-able!

Now D-2 also called the Hora divisional chart. In this chart the ascendant changes every 1 hour. The Hora chart is used to determine if the energy of every planet is more into expression and creation (solar type of energy) or accumulation and consolidation (lunar type of energy). This D-2 is used to determine the wealth that a person will be able to create or accumulate in his lifetime. A simple analysis here is to see how the planets from D-1 shift here. How many get into the Lunar section and how many into the Solar section, thus you know if you will be more into creating wealth with your intelligence or into hoarding and multiplying.

D-3 also called Dreshkansha. This D-3 ascendant changes every 40 minutes. This chart used to determine the brothers/sisters and interactions with your siblings, team-members, your extended family and neighbourhood. Conversations, communications and commercial activities in small groups. Personal courage and support from the close community is seen from this D-3 chart. (Also longevity can be seen from here as the lord of the 22nd amsha of this chart is linked to the physical death.) A simple analysis again here check out where the planets from D-1 get placed in the D-3. If the lord of the 3rd house in the D-1 gets well placed in D-3 obviously good results.

D – 4 the Chaturthansha ascendant and thus this divisional chart changes every 30 minutes. This is where you check out the details regarding the childhood, environment of the home, comfort, stability, security, landed property and most importantly your Luck/auspiciousness. Your education till college and getting a professional degree. Here too, check out how the planets from D-1 get placed in this D-4. If an exalted lord of the 4th house of the D-1 gets debilitated in the D-4 you will not get much happiness in the matters related to the 4th house.

Why Divisional Charts?

D- 7 Saptamsha is used to understand more about the legal partnerships that a person will get into. The nature of his partners. And also the benefits that he will get from such alliances, contracts, bargains and negotiations. This will include children. This D7 ascendant sign will change every 18 minutes. This is especially important as you will get clients who will have problems regarding childlessness.

D- 9 the more well known Navamsha (full post here) chart. This D9 ascendant sign changes every 13 minutes. It represents the foundations of your life in every way possible. In Sanatan Dharma the spouse helps you in performing your duties and is called Dharmapati/Dharmapatni thus spouse is seen from the D-9. This chart represents the fruits of auspicious behaviour from your past and present lives. This is very important and if not anything else at least refer to this chart in addition to the D-1.

D-10 Dashamansha is the tenth divisional chart and will indicate the fruits that you will get from your profession, ie. social mobility, public reputation, respect in your profession and obviously salary/money too. Here you are required to do a duty to the society in general, how will this duty be, this public responsibility? A burden or an easy task? How you conduct yourself in the society. And how will you benefit from doing this duty, your power and position, for this check out the D-10. This chart and its ascendant changes every 12 minutes. Especially important is the placement of the lord of the 10th house of the D-1 and where he shifts to in the D-10. You will get clients with questions on profession and job, for this question you will need to refer to D-1, D-9 and D-10.

D – 12 the Dwadasha-ansha indicates parents and grandparents. Their role in your life, their assets available to you their lifespans etc. How they will support you and also how you will be required to take care of them. This ascendant and the resultant chart changes in about 9 minutes. This house also represents the fruits of your actions from your immediate past life. Eg. Sometimes you get a client enquiring about the health of an ailing parent whose birth details are not available.

The D-16, Shodasha-ansha, This ascendant changes every 7 minutes. This is related to vehicles and travel. Will you travel a lot? In a train or in a flight? The need to travel and the ease, comfort and happiness associated with it is seen from here. e.g. Accident prone D-16 charts should avoid risky behaviour while travelling or better yet, use public transport.

Why Divisional Charts?

D – 20 The Vimshamsha, a very important chart used for calculating the spiritual and philosophical outlook. And for actual wisdom. This ascendant changes every 6 minutes. Check the placements of the owners of the Dharm trikon = 1st, 5th, and 9th houses in the D-1 and see where they shift to in the D-20 for spiritual growth.

D – 24 Chaturvimshansha to be seen for formal education. This ascendant changes about every 5 minutes. Clients often ask about the higher education of their children. This chart represents higher education. And the D-4 above is lower education. D-24 is also the intelligence and academic achievements. For counselling a student on which professional course he needs to choose, you should analyse D-24 and also D-10. Spiritual powers or ‘siddhi’ also can be seen from this D-24 chart. (for Siddhi check out the Moksh trikon of the D-1 too.)

D-27 Bhansha. Nakshatra amsha ascendant changes every 4 minutes or so and this chart represents the sum total of all the strengths and weaknesses in the personality. It can also indicate the opportunities for growth and the possibilities where you will face misfortune in life. It is in a very deep way how you perceive (rationally and intuitively) all that you experience of this manifested world. You always can change how you perceive by reflection, study, developing your own philosophy, achieve a neutrality and manage your thought patterns. This chart also indicates if and how you can do this.

D- 30 Trisham-ansha – D-30 is an extension of the 6th house of the D-1 birth chart. It tells you about the potential for misfortunes, debt, disease, servitude, enemies, and general problems in your life. Pain and suffering and if any remedies can be seen from here. This ascendent and thus this chart changes every 4 minutes.

D – 60 – Shastiamsha, this is the final results that a planet will give in a lifetime. I have written a full post on this D-60 here. 

There are several more types of varga charts (D-108 Ashtottarashata-ansha is the last vedic varga chart which indicates the possibility of final moksha and experiencing your own divinity. Its ascendant changes every 2.2 seconds), all of them have their own significance but then the astrologer also has to be well qualified and interested enough to analyse them. Deciphering varga charts may seem very crazy, I am a bit worried if I might have scared you off learning astrology. But they are easy, you have the correct birth-time, you can predict everything about the chart with reasonable confidence.

Always remember the D-1 birth chart is the manifested physical chart. All the higher divisional charts indicate the potential. You should take cues from the higher charts, these are the ‘seeds’ which will ultimately manifest. It is in your hands to increase or decrease their influence on you. Like the example of the exalted Venus, if the person knows that he is going to be great in the spiritual arena (D-20), but not so much in the married life (D-9), he can take a decision to focus completely on his Sadhana and forgo getting married. Or he can take remedial actions which will allow him to focus more on his married life (to support the debilitated Venus in D-9) and forgo his spiritual potential. Ultimately remember that the choice is always in your hands.

So use your divisional charts to find out what is in your hands, the potential that you have within you and change. Change your thoughts and focus on your plus points so that you can positively influence your own life.

 

Why Divisional Charts?

(Thank you to the kind soul who suggested this topic, hope this post helps!)