Karako bhavo nashto, Ruler of the house in the house

This is one statement which is bandied about much without understanding what it really means. ‘Karako bhavo nashto’. The general understanding is that if the ruler of a house gets placed in that same house, it utterly destroys the results of that house. (Karak = agent bhavo = of the house, nasto = destruction).

So what happens if a planet is placed in the same house/sign which it owns?

First it will emphasise the things connected with that house. Eg the ascendant lord if placed in the ascendant sign/ 1st house will make you more focussed on the things related to the individual personality and the environment around you. You are perfectly suited to your environment. The major life experiences will revolve around you. The life experiences related to this house will be more intense and significant. A major portion of the consciousness is linked to this house/sign/planet’s results.

This can get over-whelming sometimes, eg 7th house will make your partnerships your life’s most happening focus, too much perhaps! Your wife/ husband/ business partners can take too much time/ energy. You might ignore the other aspects of your personality/ life because of this imbalance. The other aspects of life will seem more dull and uninteresting comparatively, so you might ignore them and thus be in trouble. But the possible negatives can be easy to manage if you are aware of what can happen.

If this house is linked to a living person, this person can try to dominate you. Eg if this is happening in the 4th house, your mother will have a major influence in your life. The relationship can get quite much, ‘too much of a good thing’. If you are sensible enough to understand how much is enough, this can be a good thing. The person signified is over-confident, over-involved, over-assertive and over-linked to your life experiences.

This placement will give more of the non-living things connected to that house. So if its the 4th house, you may have a good house, cars, properties and a nice connect with your home culture. This can be a good thing. The attributes of the house are not destroyed, they are quite present, sometimes in double-dose. But they are in some way ‘diminished’. Too much can become a burden if not managed properly.

Karako bhavo nashto, Ruler of the house in the house

There is imbalance. The planet occupies his own sign, so he and his sign both are together for better or worse. Generally when a planet occupies another sign, multiple influences operate which help compensate. Let’s take an example, Libra ascendant, so 4th house is Capricorn ruled by Saturn.

  • Situation 1 – If Saturn is placed in the 9th house/Gemini sign. The item ‘mother’ will be defined by 4th house, Capricorn, Saturn, 9th house, Gemini, Mercury, 6/8 axis operating between 4th-9th house, Moon/ Cancer, other planets present/ aspecting all these (in addition to the Navamsha of all these planets/ signs). This will give a more faceted personality, diverse interactions and a more balanced situation. There are so many planets/ signs/ houses contributing in some way or the other. The item ‘mother’ is a composite of all these. Now if Capricorn has malefic planets placed but if Saturn has a nice house exchange with Mercury the item ’mother’ does not suffer much. Something compensates. Next, if in transit, Capricorn get Ketu placed in it, he can cause separation/death of the mother, but if Gemini+birth Saturn gets a transit Jupiter placed in it, he will add positivity to the situation. There will be separation for something nice, eg might leave home and go to a hostel for education. There is scope for some other planet to compensate.
  • Situation 2 – Now if the 4th house Capricorn has Saturn placed in it. The item ‘mother’, will be influenced by only by the 4th house, Capricorn, Saturn and subtly by Moon/Cancer (and navamsha). The karak Saturn is in his own house. If in this case there are malefic influences on Capricorn sign they will be on its owner Saturn too. There is limited scope for compensation and the item ‘mother’ will suffer from imbalance. Now in transit, if Capricorn gets Ketu placed in it, it will affect both the sign and its lord and will cause death or sharp separation of the mother. There is no other compensating influence.

So a planet placed in his own house will become strong and beneficial. But becomes highly vulnerable because any afflictions affect both him and his sign/house. There is limited possibility for compensation.

In very brief, the planet’s behaviour when placed in their own signs,

  • Sun in own sign/house gives over confidence, determination, enjoys professional authority, is dominating, self-centered, has an over-bearing father/ religious teachers. This Sun does not allow the person to ‘see’ the problems of people dependant on him. This is not good for a happy married life but can give quite good social status and creativity.
  • Moon in own sign/house can make one more emotional, the watery characteristics are exaggerated, the astral self is over-sensitive. The mother has a disproportionate influence over one’s life. Dreams, intuition and the other dimensions are more accessible.
  • Mercury in own sign/house can give an argumentative behaviour, annoying, juvenile at times, too much self-promotion, writes a lot, a highly visible journalist, irritating, his siblings, co-workers are also high visible and analytical people.
  • Venus in own sign/house can either degenerate into a pleasure seeking mindset or a very deep spiritual inclination. A desire for physical pleasure exists which cannot be satisfied. There are always luxuries, social interactions and material assets. There is a internal desire for perfect balance and beauty.
  • Mars in own sign/house gives enhanced aggression. Over-confidence, often misplaced confidence, wants to compete and tries to do things on his own, dislikes partnership and will refuse help. Diseases related to heat are common.
  • Jupiter in own sign/house can give a dogmatic theoretical mindset, inability to accept other’s life-philosophy, over-expansion, rituals of religion can attract, can be a wonderful teacher but a a parent it will be difficult for the children.
  • Saturn in own sign/house can give a bitter mindset, a sense of resentment, regret, always compares himself with others from more socially privileged circumstances, feels socially isolated, is very hard working, helps others and is hyper aware of professional and social situations. The father also has his own mental problems of fitting into society and career concerns. The early childhood is often traumatic but things ease out after Saturn matures.

This statement ‘Karako bhavo nashto’, is to be seen only in context of the 1st divisional chart or birth chart not the further divisional charts. I have seen some astrologers scaring clients by interpreting this from the navamsha charts, which is incorrect. And the situation will improve after the planet matures. Now one placement does not make a reading. If you have such a placement in your chart,

  • Check if there are aspects of other planets on this house/sign/planet. If you have benefics aspecting or malefics.
  • Look at the navamsha position of the planet concerned. Can you see a pattern of inner potential v/s outer manifestation. Can you consciously use the energies from the navamsha?
  • Analyse the other planets who have occupied this sign’s navamsha. These planets will take on some characters of this sign, so you can use their energies too.
  • Be careful during his Mahadasha and antardasha in other planet’s mahadasha (Vimshottari system). And during his significant transits.

‘Karako bhavo nashto’, is not so damaging as it is made out to be. If you have this combination, know that you have a lot of potential but it requires intelligent use. Once you are aware of how it works you can use it more effectively.

 

Karako bhavo nashto, Ruler of the house in the house

Guru Chandal yog, Jupiter conjunct Rahu

This is traditionally the combination of Guru + Rahu together in one house. It is said to destroy Jupiter and kicks one outside the accepted society. But it is not as simple as that. For astrological analysis, patterns need to be studied.

First let’s go through the graha involved,

Jupiter – Dev Guru Bruhaspati. He is the spiritual preceptor of the demi-gods. The planetary force responsible for kindness, benevolence, wisdom , religiousness, peers, patrons, ancestors, good fortune from past lives, education, long journeys, spiritual growth, rest and rejuvenation, dream and other states, Moksh etc. A Guru is someone who guides you to your own internal reality, ie guides you onwards to your path to Moksh. A well placed Jupiter offers you hope, support from your internal philosophy, blessings of seniors and ancestors and overall makes you lucky. The positive potential of your own good deed from your past lives is Jupiter.

Rahu – the direction of your desire for experience. He represents all the stuff which you have ignored to such an extent in your past lives that now they have become quite urgent. Rahu is the engine which takes along the energies of your horoscope in his direction. In the present times, Rahu is essential for material successes, so do not think him to be all bad. Chandal is someone who is required by karma to get into energies of the distressing and traumatic types. Either his personal life/nature will be linked with such energies or his environment will be distressful. Eg The people who work in smashans, Hindu cremation sites are called ‘chandal’. They are required by karma to work at such sites of terrifying transformations and energies. Rahu is said to be a chandal because his energies are often distressing, problematic and he often behaves badly. In the story/allegory of Samudra Manthan, he tries to cheat rather than waiting for his turn.

Ketu – Why Ketu? Guru-Chandal is about Jupiter-Rahu? But in such a situation the Ketu placed 180 deg away ie opposite will have the full aspect of such a Jupiter. So we must also consider Ketu. Ketu is all the stuff you have saturated yourself with. You have transcended these experiences, had your fill in the past lives and now you have their deepest learnings with you.

Guru Chandal yog, Jupiter conjunct Rahu

Conditions where Guru-Chandal yog/ combination is considered more potent and capable of giving disagreeable results,

  • Obviously Jupiter conjoint with Rahu.
  • Then Jupiter conjoint Ketu and aspecting Rahu 180deg away also gives similar results. Especially if such a Jupiter is afflicted.
  • Another combination which gives similar results is if the 9th house or the 9th house’s lord is afflicted (In some cases a severely afflicted 5th lord and 5th house can give similar results) And Jupiter is also afflicted ie unable to give auspicious results.

Now here ‘afflicted’ will mean the following. Retrograde, debilitated, combust, in maran-karak sthan or in the signs of his enemy planets. Or placed in the 6th house, 8th house or 12th houses. Or influenced by the lords of these houses. ie influenced by the functional malefics. These are too many possibilities for ‘affliction’, so if the planet concerned suffers from at least 3 of these things at a time, his ability to give agreeable results is significantly compromised.

What does this combination do?

Jupiter + Rahu is very typical. It gives knowledge and intelligence, but it can make one selfish, a cheat, self-centered, vindictive, willing to break all rules, twist meanings around so that he benefits. Can show ingratitude in its worst form. He can ‘use and throw’ others. May have a lot of wealth and assets but often little or no respect in society. There is an inherent cruel streak. This behaviour will be maximum in the Jupiter-Rahu antardsha and the Rahu-Jupiter antardasha (Vimshottari Dasha system) whichever happen in the lifetime of the individual. Rahu + Jupiter gives a highly materialistic nature, one wants to acquire stuff. Check which house Jupiter is placed in. The people associated with this house can show materialistic behaviour. In addition, the luck associated with the house is enhanced. eg such a Jupiter in the 11th house will rarely give real friends, mostly you will have ‘friends’ who will be ‘friendly’ only till they have some work with you. But you will be lucky in life, you will gain from a lot of sources. Or if this Jupiter is in the 4th house, the mother will be materially inclined and you will be lucky in matters of buying house/ car/ property etc.

One positive point I have observed in these horoscopes is this, if Jupiter and Ketu are both placed well and capable of giving good results. For this you have to analyse their positions from the birth Moon and refer to their power in the Navamsha too. This will give an extremely wise, intelligent, philosophical etc person of Jupiter-ian qualities but who has no place in the accepted society, ie a saint, a seer. The past life learnings related to spiritual life are available. And if in addition, Venus and the ascendant lord are also auspicious then this is someone who will get Moksh in this lifetime. This is the promise of the horoscope. Such a person should take advantage of the Jupiter-Ketu antardasha period in the Jupiter Mahadasha and the Ketu-Jupiter sub-period in the Ketu Mahadasha whichever comes in his life (Vimshottari Dasha system).

What can reduce the negative effects of the Guru-Chandal Yog?

Strangely Saturn can. Now Saturn is a malefic, so if he is conjoint or aspecting Jupiter (esp with his 3rd or 10th aspect), he will add to the damage. But the other side of Saturn is to maintain the society, social image, social prestige, fame, profession, physical father, discipline, rules, gains, luck, money, salary, etc. He has the power to control Rahu’s obnoxious behaviour. If your Saturn is well-placed or a Yogkarak or able to give auspicious results, or your 10th and 11th houses are powerful, the negative parts of this Guru Chandal yog combination are reduced.

The intensity of the mean behaviour will depend on the rest of the planets of the horoscope. If Jupiter gets associated with even more benefics, conjoint or aspecting the negative qualities of the Guru Chandal yog are nullified.  A strong ascendant lord and a strong Moon can create more options for the individual. They can give the person a sense of right/ wrong and also the ability to choose the correct path as per the internal conscience, ie free will. Then a strongly placed 5th house and its lord. Or a 9th house and its lord capable of giving auspicious results. ie if the Dharm trikon is auspicious the quality of the horoscope is improved, the personality is less attracted to Rahu’s temporary glamorous charms. Rahu and Ketu have significant spiritual and technology related indications which are positive in life.

If the person does not go through the Jupiter-Rahu antardasha or the Rahu-Jupiter antardasha. Or if these sub-periods occur when the person is too young or too old to actively do anything. Or if these two sub-periods/ Antar-Dashas coincide with an over-arching transit of Saturn over significant houses of the horoscope.

Guru Chandal yog, Jupiter conjunct Rahu

In the current times, Jupiter is with Ketu and Saturn in Sagittarius. Soon Sun will join them for a month. This satisfies one of the conditions for a Guru chandal yog in the current times. These days till 22nd Jan 2020 are very interesting, in several ways.

The ‘yog’ or defined combinations in the birth horoscope have their typical effect on the person’s psychological make up. The Guru Chandal yog can confer a lot of positivity, both spiritual and material successes if used in the proper direction. The name ‘Chandal’ does not mean that it is an all bad combination. But if you allow your Rahu/ Ketu to overpower your Guru, it can destroy all auspiciousness in the chart. 

 

 

Pushkar Navamsha in the D-9 chart

The navamsha chart is essential for gaining an in-depth view of the personality. If you have the correct birth time then you should analyse the following 3 types of charts, this is the basic minimum.

1.  The basic birth chart (D-1) – Manifested reality, the actual stuff which is happening/ will happen.

2. The birth Moon chart – this is easy to draw. You take the basic birth chart and re-orient it so that the house the Moon is in becomes the 1st house. e.g. If your rising sign is Taurus and birth Moon placed in 3rd house, Cancer sign, your birth Moon chart will start with Cancer as the first house. This is used to predict the emotional impact of life-events on your mind.

3. The D-9 Navamsha chart – the sum potential of your life. The things which remain behind the scene but are extremely vital.

Now the Navamsha chart is created by dividing the zodiac into 108 parts. Or simply, each sign of 30° is divided into into 9 equal parts of 3° 20″ size, thus it they are called nav-amsha, ‘9th part’. (the reason is a bit philosophical and includes the framework of the Nakshatra system). These parts are called ‘navamsha’. Each of these parts are assigned to the 12 zodiac signs in sequence. e.g. first part to Aries, the second part to Taurus and onwards till the 108th part belongs to Pisces.

Pushkar Navamsha in the D-9 chartPushakar navamsha is a special navamsha /9th part. Pushkar means ‘to nourish’. Essentially a part of the zodiac where, if there are planets placed, they get more power. If you have your Vedic software with you, check if you have any planets or the exact ascendent degree, placed in these Pushakar zones. There are 24 such Pushkar navamsha zones.

The location of the Pushkar Navamsha are as follows,

Planet placed in this sign in D- 1

Pushkar navamsha degree range

Planet shifts to this sign in the D-9

Aries

20° 00″ to 23° 20″

Libra

26° 40″ to 30° 00″

Sagittarius

Taurus

6° 40″ to 10° 00″

Pisces

13° 20″ to 16° 40″

Taurus *

Gemini

16° 40″ to 20° 00″

Pisces

23° 20″ to 26°  40″

Taurus

Cancer

00° 00″ to 3° 20″

Cancer *

06° 40″ to 10° 00″

Virgo

Leo

20° 00″ to 23° 20″

Libra

26° 40″ to 30° 00″

Sagittarius

Virgo

06° 40″ to 10° 00″

Pisces

13° 20″ to 16° 40″

Taurus

Libra

16° 40″ to 20° 00″

Pisces

23° 20″ and 26° 40″

Taurus

Scorpio

 00° 00″ to 3° 20″

Cancer

06° 40″ to 10° 00″

Virgo

Sagittarius

20° 00″ and 23° 20″

Libra

26° 40″ to 30° 00″

Sagittarius  *

Capricorn

06° 40″ to 10° 00″

Pisces

13° 20″ to 16° 40″

Taurus

Aquarius

16° 40″ to 20° 00″

Pisces

23° 20″ and 26° 40″

Taurus

Pisces

00° 00″ to 3° 20″

Cancer

06° 40″ to 10° 00″

Virgo

If you observe the third column, the Pushkar navamshas shift to the most sensitive and benign signs in the zodiac.

e.g. If you have Jupiter placed in Aries at 22° 30″ it will be in the Pushkar navamsha and in the D-9 will shift to Libra sign. This Jupiter will give very good results because of this.

The * in the table above, represent the Pushkar navamsha which are also Vargottam, i.e. the planet will occupy the same sign in the D-1 and the D-9, which will make it doubly powerful for giving his results. e.g. if you have Mars in 14° 30″ Taurus in your D-1 he will be placed in Taurus in D-9, which makes him both Pushkar and Vargottam, doubly auspicious.

Now to use your Pushkar navamsha in predictions,

First generally analyse what this planet is capable of giving you? How powerful is he? Which sign and house does he occupy in the D-1? The signs that he owns, where are they placed in your D-1 chart? Which aspects of your life does he control? Is he exalted, debilitated, retrograde, combust or aspected by malefics/ benefics etc? e.g if he is in a Dushamsthan he will be an agent of disease, death and loss. And if he is placed in the 11th house, he will give gains and expand your material and spiritual profits. But the influence of the Pushkar navamsha is this, it will promote the auspicious results and reduce the intensity of the inauspicious effects of this planet

Continuing our example, whatever results e.g. Jupiter is capable of giving you, in your chart, they will be amplified. The potential of the D-9 is 100% converted to the active D-1 in this case. Jupiter is very comfortable, the inner potential and the outer manifested are complimentary. Your personality can focus and clearly act out whatever this Jupiter directs. Jupiter is benevolent, expansive and philosophical, you will be these things inside and out! Everyone is different on the inside (D-9) as compared to the outside (D-1). But Pushkar planets are the same, inside and out, you will no deep mental/emotional discomfort as you act under their influence. Especially in your actions with your ‘significant-others’, spouse, business partners, partners in profession, parents, children etc. A Pushkar planet affects you and your connected partner in the same way, so your inner expectations are always satisfied in the outer life.

Jupiter’s results in transit will also be modified. First calculate what results are possible by combining the effects of the birth Jupiter and the transit Jupiter together. Pushkar is ‘auspicious amplification’. In the transits of Jupiter, you can calculate the exact period when he will cross this same Pushkar navamsha again. This will occur for 1-2 months during your Jupiter return, at 12yrs, 24yrs, 36yrs etc multiples of 12yrs of life. This 1-2 month window will be poised to give you exceptionally beneficial results if you use it well.

Transits of other planets over this birth Jupiter in Pushkar Navamsha will also give auspicious results. This Jupiter will modify the effects of malefic planets in transit over him. e.g Saturn transiting over Aries in our example will give generally more favourable results and the inauspicious effects are modified by the presence of Pushkar Jupiter in Aries.

Then this will also help during the transits of the rulers of the Vimshottari Mahadasha and Antardasha. Transits of other planets over this birth Pushkar Jupiter during their Vimshottari dasha periods will give favourable results. (Vedic astrology is about patterns within patterns.) e.g if you are going through Mercury Mahadasha and within it Rahu antardasha, whenever Mercury or Rahu transits over Aries with the Pushkar Jupiter, their effects will be more auspicious.

The Vimshottari periods of Jupiter himself will be very powerful. The main Jupiter Mahadasha and also the Jupiter sub-periods in other planets Mahadashas. Your ’significant others’, especially the spouse, will also feel similar effects in this period.

Any special combinations, like house exchange, raj yoga etc formed with such a Pushkar Jupiter will be auspicious and give favourable results.

If the ascendant degree itself falls within a Pushkar navamsha, e.g. You are born at 17° 40″ Libra rising, your chart will be pulled up one level, life will be auspicious overall.

More planets placed in Pushkar navamshas, more powerful this chart will be. If you examine charts of highly successful people you will find 2 or more planets in Pushkar navamsha.

Pushkar Navamsha in the D-9 chartThere is a further Pushkar bhaga within the Pushkar navamsha, an exact single degree in the zodiac where the residing planet gains exceptionally high energy. This is for academic interest as you will need the exact time of birth for calculating this degree precisely. These are as follows,

  • Exact 21st degree of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
  • Exact 14th degree of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
  • Exact 24th degree of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
  • Exact 7th degree of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.

There are two other ways you can use Pushkar navamsha.

  1. These degree zones are auspicious and favourable so are used in finding out good times to do things, i.e. in calculating a Muhurt. e.g if you buy a car at the time when a Pushkar navamsha is rising in the east, it will be auspicious.
  2. These are also used in Prashna method where the client asks one single important question. e.g. If the planet defining the question in the chart is falling in a Pushkar zone, the answer of the question will be favourable.

This is a rather technical post today but useful. It is something which you can easily check from your software. If you have a planet in such a Pushkar navamsha, it will give very noticeable effects and auspicious results.

 

Pushkar Navamsha in the D-9 chart

(There is little information on Pushkar navamsha, a bit in Jataka Parijat, but you can refer to Shri C.S. Patel’s book, ‘Navamsha and Nadi Astrology’. This post is from the books and also from my personal experience. I know a chart with 3 pushkar navansha, 1 pushkar bhaga and 3 vargottam placements, where despite the D1 being a bit problematic, the D-9 is strong enough to grant very good results)

Analysing Vimshottari dasha of rulers of houses 1-6

The Vimshottari system is the most commonly used system for timing events in a chart. It might seem complicated to analyse but it is not! If you can remember a few keywords of each house/sign and each planet you are off to a good start.

Any Vedic software can calculate which planet’s Mahadasha/ main-period is operating at the present. The planets follow a fixed order, Ketu, Venus, Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury. The lengths of the Main-periods and sub-periods of the planets are fixed. (There are sub-sub periods too, upto 5 levels, but you can ignore those for now). The period of the ruler of a house, activates the house.

So as a first simple step, find out which planet’s main-period you are currently in and locate which houses in your chart are ruled by this planet. e.g if you are in Moon Mahadasha and you have a Cancer Ascendant, your 1st house is ruled by the Moon. So your 1st house will be in focus during this Moon Mahadasha.

This is a good way to check if the time given to you by your client is correct. Events in a lifetime should match the periods else the birth data is incorrect.

Analysing Vimshottari dasha of rulers of houses 1-6

Time periods of the 1st house/ ascendant lord generally grant increase in physical vitality, strength and health. You are more active in your social group, you are more known. Your environment is conducive and you act with confidence. You feel energised. You mature, grow up, take on new responsibilities. Learning opportunities, new profession, marriage, birth of children is possible. You are on the move, you explore new things, travel, meet new people, you can take calculated risks which will pay off. It is a new you, more visible. Use this period wisely.

The details will depend on the nature of the planet involved. e.g. for 1st house, Aquarius sign the ascendant lord is Saturn. Saturn will always make you work hard. He is your ascendant lord so will be favourable to you, but that won’t stop him from making you work hard with discipline.

The periods ruled by the lord of the 2nd house are the possible Marak periods. You might leave your physical body if the longevity of your chart has reached its limit. The 2nd and 7th houses are the houses of Value or Maya. If you have saturated your capacity to accumulate, you leave this physical body and come back with a new one. The owners of these two houses decide the timing of the physical death. On the material side this period is about solid tangible things. You can use this time to generate wealth, investing sensibly, buying assets and making yourself financially secure. As the 2nd is also about the family you will get time to be with the family, connect with your family members, and also furthering your family interests, eg investing the family’s combined wealth. You will benefit in your profession, your social standing will improve and your birth father will also benefit through you.

The results will depend on the power of the house to give results. e.g. if you have a separative malefic planet like Ketu placed here, he will work to separate you from all that the house signifies. Thus it will be a difficult period.

Periods of the lord of the 3rd house are busy with communications. You communicate more or receive more communications. You might write, explain or teach skills. You will talk, interact. For writers, this will be a productive period as your work will be published and appreciated. Trading and gains will be possible. Brothers and brother-figures, fellow teammates will support. If you are married, this period will be favourable for your spouse as the 3rd house is in the favourable 5/9 axis from the 7th house. If the 3rd house is well-disposed this period can be quite active and fruitful.

As a general rule, the houses placed in the 5/9 axis, 1/7 axis and 4/10 axis from the house under the spotlight fare well. The houses placed in the 6/8 axis are always adversely affected, the 3/11 and 2/12 axes are also negatively impacted to some extent.

Analysing Vimshottari dasha of rulers of houses 1-6

Time periods of the lord of the 4th house are obviously linked to the home, the homeland, traditional activities and customs. You are ‘rooted’ in some way or the other. You might acquire things which give you security, e.g buy a new house, new car, landed property, orchards etc. Your parents, especially the mother will give you affection and you might feel more deeply about her. If this period occurs in the childhood, it can be better for nurture/nourishment as the mother is more available. During this periods, protection and shelter is more available. You will receive parental love in one way or the other. You might also complete your schooling, pass exams successfully etc. This period is a good one.

A lot depends on the placement of the house owner planet whose period is on, e.g if this planet is himself placed in the 12th house, then this period will cause pain and abandonment. In case you are predicting a negative result, do check if the planet concerned has matured. The intensity of the planet becomes more reasonable after this age. e.g if this is Mars, he matures at the age of 28yrs (unless his maturity is held back by late maturing planets conjunct). Before this age, he expresses himself as aggression, physical dominance, fighter, challenger, rash, ready for a physical fight. But after he matures he can become cooly competitive, impersonal, coldly calculative, business-like, focussed, the cold rage variety, a more ‘grown-up’ way of expression.

Time periods of the ruler of the 5th house are full of creativity, a whirl of bright lights, the focus on the self. Birth of children is almost always a result, or you gain students, children of your soul. This period is favourable for all sorts of activities. Gamblers, politicians, creative people, actors, celebrities, etc are all benefitted. Even for common people like us, there are gains in health, confidence, money flow, investments and overall luck. Now if your 3rd or 6th house allow breaking of rules, you might commit petty crimes and get away with them.  If the self-ego is very high these crimes may not even be considered as ‘crimes’. Actively use this time to create lasting benefits for yourself.

Some placements are more challenging and some are pleasurable, but we cannot call them bad/ good. They all just Are. Each placement helps you resolve karma and was chosen by you at birth. How you go about them is your choice always. If you resist the events unfolding around you, it will create more conflicts. But if you actively participate in them with full awareness they become more manageable.

Now the period of the ruler of the 6th house are always difficult. Karmic payback big-time! If there are planets placed here it can get worse. There is bodily illness or injury, social conflict, accusations, cheating, servitude victimisation, exploitation, addiction, crime, poverty, financial problems, problems in marriage, business, partnerships. You might have to face court proceedings. If this period occurs in childhood there might be neglect by the parents/care-takers. You are bound to experience stress during this period one way or the other. Whatever you go through, it is karmic in nature. You will feel a lot of things, try to think objectively. Physical pain, emotional pain, something painful in your family/ social/ inter-personal relationships, little things which add up and make you uncomfortable. It can become so stressful on the outer levels that you are unable to think on the internal root cause. You think in loops, you go over the details but never look beyond them into the causes. Then finally you lose faith, you doubt that there is anyone looking out for you. You feel lost and alone and this pulls you down a negative spiral. So instead, think this as a problem which you have to solve, try to be analytical rather than emotional, this would be more helpful.

This was the first step in analysing the Vimshottari dasha. The keywords from the houses 1st to 6th, will write about the 7th to 12th in my next post.

 

Analysing Vimshottari dasha of rulers of houses 1-6

Sun Mahadasha in Vimshottari system

The 120 years of human life is divided into periods which are governed by the nine planets. This is the Vimshottari Dasha, the most commonly used system for analysing the effecs of planets in the periods and successively smaller sub-periods, the Mahadasha /Antardasha /Prayatnatar dasha /Sookshma dasha and Pran dasha. Thus every minute of your life is mapped out and linked to the planets. To know which planet’s periods are on, check any Vedic software, at the very least you will need to analyse the Main period /Mahadasha and the sub-period/Antardasha and their two controlling planets.

Not everyone will experience all the 9 graha/planetary forces’s Mahadasha during their lives. This post is about the Surya Mahadasha which lasts for 6 years.

As always there is no point to doing astrological predictions if you do not have the precise birth details. Even a difference of 1 minute will put off your Dasha calculations. Do your birth time rectification using maths or life-event matching or palmistry and only then get into the dasha predictions. If your birth moon Nakshatra/Lunar mansion is Krutika, Uttara-phalguni or Uttara-ashadha you will have your Sun’s mahadasha going on at your birth. The balance of the planet’s dasha period remaining at birth is calculated using the location (degree/minute/second) of Moon in the nakshatra. If you get this birth time wrong your starting point will be wrong thus your entire life-time’s calculation will go wrong.

Sun Mahadasha in Vimshottari system

So to evaluate how Sun’s Mahadasha is going to be in your life, there are basic 3 steps.

First check out these following about the Sun in your chart. You need to know the power of Sun to give results and the aspects of life which he represents. These keywords are going to be in focus during his periods.

  1. Location of Sun in your birth chart (divisional chart 1/D-1). Can you expect him to give its results completely or not? What is his ‘karakatva’? This is the most important step, give yourself time over this, understand your Sun completely,
    • Which house and in which sign is he placed? Thus which aspects of life is he influencing.
    • Is he in the sign of a friend /neutral /enemy planet.
    • Is Sun exalted /debilitated?
    • Which planets is he conjoint or aspected by? Thus which other aspects of the personality is he influencing?
    • Planets give better results after the age of their maturity. So has the Sun matured? Or is his maturity being held back by later maturing planets? This happens often, as in several charts you will find Mercury conjunct Sun.
    • e.g. if he is placed in the 4th house in the Capricorn sign, he will control your mother, residences, landed property, and your creativity, social linkages and intelligent work related to these physical aspects of your life.
    • e.g if he is the owner of the dushamsthanas or Marak, then due care is to be taken.
  1. Use the Moon chart, this is the same as the D-1  birth chart above, just reorientated so that the birth Moon sign occupies the first house. You can repeat this same analysis from the birth Moon sign to get the effects that this Sun Mahadasha is going to have on the emotional aspects. (You can skip this if it is too much)
    • Look at the house that the Sun now occupies in this chart and evaluate which aspects of your life he controls on the emotional/psychological front.
    • e.g if the Sun is located in the 4th house, in Capricorn, from your birth Moon he will tell you how you feel about these aspects, you might feel entitled and self-centred and more confident dealing with issues related to the mother, etc esp after the maturity of the Sun.
  2. And you can repeat this same analysis using the divisional chart 9, Navamsha chart to get perspective on the sub-conscious and astral expectations and potential.
    • Check out where the Sun is placed in the D-9, this will give you an idea of the potential of the Sun.
    • E.g. If an exalted Sun in the D-1 shifts to his debilitation sign in the D-9 it will
    • (If you find this too confusing, you can skip this step, don’t overwhelm yourself)

Step 2 – is now you will need to evaluate upto the antardasha/ sub-period levels at least. So do try to analyse how well these two, Sun and the second planet, work together. Take your time over it, you cannot skip this. For this you will need to,

  1. Find out the power of the sub-period planetary lord like you did for Sun above, the same steps. Try to find out what results this second planet is able to give you. e.g. lord of the dushamsthanas can cause problems, or Maraks can cause physical deaths etc.
  2. Analyse if there are any specific conditions, yogkarak, functional malefic, functional benefic, role of the signs etc.
  3. The mutual relationship between Sun and the sub-period lord is very important. If they are in the 6/8 or 2/12 uncomfortable aspects that sub-lord’s sub-period will not be comfortable.

Step 3 is the routine planetary transits/gochar which will modify results during their transit periods. On a paper draw your D-1 chart and then write the in-transit positions of the planets using a different pen. Try to make sense of what the composite chart is showing you now. (You can skip this step if it is too much to begin with.)

Sun Mahadasha in Vimshottari system

Sun Mahadasha/main period follows the Venus Mahadasha and lasts for 6 years with the following antardasha/sub-periods.

  1. Sun antardasha
    • If Sun is well placed, is aspected by benefics, owns powerful houses etc, he will give recognition, intelligence, idealism, education, love affairs, birth of children, religious activities, gains of every type and happiness. You will be in the limelight radiating positive self-image, heat, power and confidence.
    • Men of every type, especially from whom you ‘learn’, will be in prominence during this period. Even otherwise, males will be of more importance to you during periods controlled by the Sun. You might find new male figures entering your life.
    • If the Sun Mahadasha comes along when you are still a child the teachers /father /uncles will be more important. If it comes later in life, the other males, husband, boss, son, brothers may be more involved in teaching his lessons.
    • You will be less concerned with deep/emotional relationships during this period as the focus will be on the self completely.
    • If not able to give benefic results Sun, will cause problems with the government, problems with children etc depending on his karakatva and power to give results.
    • Sun’s periods are about experiencing the Divine within you. Whatever Sun means for you in your chart you will learn something deep about faith and spirituality during  his times.
    • A Sun as the owner of the 6th, 8th or 12th houses can cause problems. Diseases and issues related to ‘over-heating’ can occur. As the owner of the 2nd and 7th can cause physical death. But this depends on the other factors of the chart.
  2. Moon antardasha
    • The Sun and the Moon are the two luminaries of the zodiac.
    • If Moon and Sun are mutually comfortable in the horoscope this period will naturally give good results. Depending on the karakatva of both, relations with father, mother and teachers will be good. Personal health and outgoing vitality both will be balanced. Intuition and intelligence both will be balanced. There will be prosperity, emotional comforts, patriotic feelings, happiness from children and other expressions of creativity. Education/ professional avenues, help from the government, bosses, etc will be available.
    • For the spiritually inclined, this will be a good period. Look for those periods within these 6 months where Mars is also favourable for you for doing intensive spiritual practices.
    • But if the relationship between the Sun and the Moon is not good in your chart, you will face problems from all these above aspects of your life.
    • During this period you will need to be aware of Moon’s 2.25 days transits.
  3. Mars antardasha
    • Sun and Mars are very good friends, so the Mars sub-period within the Sun main period will be a very good time with complementary energies.
    • If both are mutually placed well in the chart, the body-Mars and the intelligence-Sun are in sync. Expect physical activity, movement, energy, self-focus, eagerness to take up challenges, competitions which support the individual as male-outgoing energies dominate.
    • For the spiritually inclined, look for those periods within these 6 months where Moon is also favourable for you for doing intensive spiritual practices.
    • However if both are in unfavourable aspects with each other, be careful about rash activities, unwonted aggression, overly masculine brashness and ‘over-heating’ types of things. It may not damage much as they are friendly to each other but better safe than sorry.
  4. Rahu antardasha
    • Sun and Rahu are natural enemies. Rahu’s role in the chart needs to be examined carefully as he is heavily influenced by other planets conjoint/aspecting him. He is the ‘energy of desire to experience’ so he will amplify the Sun related things.
    • If Sun and Rahu can give good results together then expect excitement coupled with intelligence, a desire to shine and be appreciated by others. You might cleverly break boundaries and push limits in your desire to achieve. And you might achieve it too. Just be careful not to over-reach. There is always a boundary between what is legit and not, be aware of this. Your professional/public life will be successful generally. You will be lucky.
    • In personal life however there will be tensions and unpredictable events. Be careful.
    • This period requires that you do some spiritual practice to keep in control of your personality. Rahu sub-period is somewhat like an occultation of the Sun.
    • If Rahu and Sun are in unfavourable aspects with each other be aware of unscrupulous men (generally) who might suddenly pop up, they will promise a lot but cannot deliver.
    • Towards the end of this Sun – Rahu sub-period, there might be heartbreaks as illusions shatter.
    • Sun Mahadasha in Vimshottari system
  5. Jupiter antardasha
    • Jupiter and Sun are good friends and work well together.
    • If they are both well placed and able to give good results then this period can give results that can last a lifetime. Wisdom, teachings, learnings, intelligence, expansion, optimism, charisma all will be enhanced by Jupiter. A deeper understanding and experience of faith, religion and spirituality. There will be emphasis on truth and self-reliance. There will be interactions with several groups in social/professional context.
    • Guidance from the husband, father or teacher can be valuable.
    • If Sun and Jupiter are in unfavourable aspects to each other then there will be stresses in all these above aspects of life. There will be rigidity in accommodating others which can be problematic. Also in personal relationships, inflated sense of self-ego and self-righteousness can cause disagreements.
  6. Saturn antardasha
    • Sun and Saturn are father/son and are natural enemies, thus this period can get quite troublesome. Evaluate both their karakatva very carefully.
    • If Saturn is in favourable angles with the Sun then you might gain in the social,  political field, government sector, bureaucracy, leader of the masses type of roles, professional successes, leadership linked to duty, social recognition after due hard work, promotion with increase in work, etc are some of the results.
    • An optimum mix of individuality and democracy will be required. You will gain authority but you will be required to channelise your intellect for the greater good. This Saturn focus might seem a bit uncomfortable to the Sun aspect of the personality. You have to remain aware of your life’s goals else you will find this period frustrating.
    • If Sun and Saturn are adversarial and uncomfortable with each other in your horoscope, this Saturn sub-period will create conflicts. Rather than intelligently making use of Saturn’s opportunities, you will create enemies by your selfish and self-referential behaviour. Social law, hierarchy and the system is important and Saturn’s periods will emphasis this. Discipline will be required else there will be an undercurrent of fear coupled with tension between Sun’s genius and Saturn’s demand for discipline.
    • Saturn’s structure and system allows the Sun’s creativity and genius to shine, both are interlinked. If you can understand this, you will build foundations if you don’t you will make enemies.
  7. Mercury antardasha –
    • Sun and Mercury have a neutral/friendly relationship with each other. As Mercury moves in a tight orb with the Sun, often he will be found in the same house as the Sun. Generally Sun and Mercury have a reasonably good working relationship. Mercury acts as a channel for the energy of the Sun. The genius of the personality is able to communicate using the skills of Mercury.
    • If Sun and Mercury both are able to give good results together, the communication style preferred by the house/sign they are in is enhanced. Social media, writing, speaking, acting, artistic outlets, creativity, glamour, touching, holding, teaching and learning skills, logic and analysis, data and its management, trade and finance is all given a boost.
    • This period comes after Saturn’s hard work and consolidates the public image which is again linked to the hard work that the person has put in.
  8. Ketu antardasha –
    • Ketu’s role in the chart should be examined along with the other planets conjoint/aspecting him. He is the ‘energy of apathy to experience’ so he will diminish the Sun related things. This is similar to an occultation of the Sun. Be careful about whatever Sun signifies in your chart, it will be cut off and its energies will not be available to you during this period. e.g. if this indicates your wife, you might have to go through a temporary separation. If Sun is a Marak for your horoscope, i.e. for Cancer and Aquarius ascendants there is a possibility of physical death.
    • This is a very intense and a very brief period which lasts for about 4 months. Ketu is linked to your past karma and the subconscious learning you have absorbed. Sun is self genius. Both together will create issues in the material, physical and manifested.
    • Use this period to move forward on your spiritual path. It is the best way to use these combined energies of Sun-Ketu.
  9. Venus antardasha –
    • This is the chidra-dasha, the last of the Sun Mahadasha period.In this final sub-period you release all the stuff related to the current mahadasha and get ready for the next planet’s mahadasha in the sequence.
    • Venus indicates balanced relationships and hoarding treasures. You are preparing for the next Moon’s nurturing type of main period. Then Sun is individuality, so overall this last phase will be a bit confusing.
    • Venus will not let this separation sub-period happen so easily. So try to appreciate the relationships and all the wealth you have generated during this period. This will help you make sense of this very dynamic period of 6yrs of the Sun.
    • From this Sun’s main period you are now moving towards the Moon’s Mahadasha of 10yrs. So at least for this sub-period, evaluate the emotional significance of Sun and Venus in your chart, counted from the birth moon.

This is the generic framework for analysing the Mahadasha, you should try to fit in your own planets and the patterns they represent in your chart. No analysis is same as no two charts are the same. Try this when you have some time free. First look back and try to tally the events with the past planetary patterns and then try to predict the future.

The flow of the Mahadasha follows a set sequence of sub-period planetary rulers. This flow of change in the personality during the sub-periods will be similar to the chidra-dasha sequence, though under the overall influence of the Sun. These are not sharp events but a flow of events. You and your environment will change gradually but definably. If you can intuitively understand this change you will be better able to navigate through.

The Sun in his Mahadasha and during the antardasha of the planet connected to the 7th house (counted either from the ascendant or the birth moon sign), can also indicate a formal marriage event. In this case the spouse will show some characteristics of Sun and the sub-period owner. E.g. if the marriage occurs in Sun-Mars period the spouse may be linked to the Sun and Mars in some way, professionally/ physically/ emotionally etc.

During any major periods/sub-periods and smaller periods controlled by the Sun or the Moon, if there are any eclipses on, you should be very careful. Eclipses are high energy events which release huge quanta of energy in a very short span of time.

The generic remedy for Sun during his period will be reciting Surya beej mantra, (Om hraang hreeng hrowng sah Suryaya namah), giving Arghya to the Sun, listening/reciting the Aditya Hrudaya Stotra, if not everyday, at least on Sundays. The second option is to help others who are suffering, e.g. charity to organisations which work for blind people or actually helping blind people.

The Sun Mahadasha is the shortest at 6 years, the next shortest is Ketu Mahadasha at 7yrs. Thus the Sun’s main period is going to be the most intense period in your entire life. Such high levels of energy can be sustained only for a very brief period thus this is a very short period of just 6yrs. Compare the Venus Mahadasha, which is a 20yr long period, the longest. Use this Sun’s main period mindfully, the gains you will get from here will be useful for your entire lifetime.

If you feel a bit overwhelmed by all his here is a tiny short-cut keyword post on how to analyse the planet’s time-periods based on the which house he rules over.

 

Sun Mahadasha in Vimshottari system