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Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Tithi Pravesha:

Annual Horoscopy of Jyotish (Part 3)
Sanjay Rath and P.V.R. Narasimha Rao

Varga Chakras

We have so far used only rasi chart in the examples given for Tithi Pravesha. However,
as emphasized earlier, all Jyotish tools applicable in natal horoscopy are applicable in
annual horoscopy. This includes varga charkas (divisional charts).
Parasara taught that various divisional charts throw light on various aspects of one’s life.
For example, hora chart (D-2) shows wealth, drekkana chart (D-3) shows siblings and so
on. A list of divisional charts and their significations are given in Table.

Significations of Varga Chakras
Varga Chakra Symbol Signification
Rasi D-1 Physical existence and manifestation
Hora D-2 Wealth
Drekkana D-3 Siblings
Chaturthamsa D-4 House, fixed assets and fortune
Panchamsa * D-5 Power
Shashthamsa * D-6 Diseases and obstacles
Saptamsa D-7 Progeny
Ashtamsa * D-8 Troubles and worries
Navamsa D-9 Marital life, dharma and abilities
Dasamsa D-10 Profession and activities in society
Rudramsa * D-11 Wars, death and destruction
Dwadasamsa D-12 Parents
Shodasamsa D-16 Comforts, discomforts and luxuries
Vimsamsa D-20 Spiritual and religious activities
Siddhamsa D-24 Learning
Nakshatramsa D-27 Sub-conscious strengths and weaknesses
Trimsamsa D-30 Papa Purusha, evils and punishment
Khavedamsa D-40 Inheritance from mother’s karma
Akshavedamsa D-45 Inheritance from father’s karma
Shashtyamsa D-60 Karma of past existence

* These charts were not mentioned by Maharshi Parasara in literature available today.
Divisional charts are interpreted just like the rasi chart, except that they throw light on
just one area of life.

Let us see some examples that elucidate how divisional charts of Tithi Pravesha are

Example 13: Birthdata: 7th February 1975, 12:13 am (IST), 80 E 27', 16 N 18'
Annual TP Data (for 2001-02): 20th January 2001, 6:55:55 am (IST), 80 E 27', 16 N 18'

Dasamsa (D-10) is seen for career and activities in society. Dasamsa of TP has 8th lord
Moon in lagna here. The 8th lord in lagna suggests a fall. Being afflicted by his worst
enemy Rahu, Moon is in a disturbed state and his potential to cause damage is increased.
It should be noted that a weak 8th lord causes less damage, but an afflicted 8th lord causes
more damage. The 8th lord is like a bull that wants to attack and an afflicted 8th lord is like
an angry bull.
The 10th house shows karma and its arudha pada (A10) shows the formal job. With Moon
being the badhakesha from A10, he is the troublemaker for the formal job. Just as pointed
out above in the case of the 8th lord, a weak badhaka gives less troubles and an afflicted
badhaka gives more troubles. Moon is afflicted by Rahu here.
As per an annual dasa system that will be discussed in a future article, the native was
running Moon’s dasa when he was laid off from his job. He was warned ahead of the layoff
that the worst period of the year was about to come and that it would last till 13th
January 2002 (end of Moon dasa).
Lagna shows a new beginning and consolidation. Planets in lagna can give a new
beginning or auspicious events when they are placed in an own or a friendly sign. Though
Moon is the 8th lord, his situation in lagna in a friendly sign suggests that Moon, who
would give anxiety as the 8th lord in lagna, would also give a new beginning in career.
The native could not get a job even after trying for several weeks and he was worried that
he might have to return to India when he sought astrological opinion again. As Moon’s
antardasa in Moon’s dasa would run in the last week of the dasa, he was told that a new
beginning would be found then. He indeed found a new job in the second week of
January 2002.
Example 14: Ronald Reagan was elected as the US president in 1980. See Chart 12.
Birthdata: 6th February 1911, 2:04 am (6:00 West of GMT), 89 W 47', 41 N 38'
Annual TP Data: 24th January 1980, 12:32:16 am (6:00 West), 89 W 47', 41 N 38'

One may immediately note a powerful raja yoga in the dasamsa of TP. The 9th lord Sun
and the 10th lord Mercury are together and they give a powerful raja yoga. This raja yoga
occurs in lagna and that makes it particularly powerful. Saturn owns Rajya Sahama
(significant point in the zodiac for kingdom) in Aquarius and he aspects this raja yoga in
D-10. For a politician aspiring for power in a democracy during a given year, strength of
Moon in D-10 of the TP chart is important as Moon is important for mass support. Here
Moon is exalted. All these factors explain Mr. Reagan’s success quite well.
Example 15: Let us consider the native of Example 6 (see May 2002 issue). He had a
vehicular accident on 5th December 1996.

See Chart 13.
Birthdata: 4th April 1970, 5:47:20 pm (IST), 81 E 8', 16 N 10'
Annual TP Data (1996-97): 17th March 1996, 11:51:34 pm (IST), 81 E 8', 16 N 10'
Shodasamsa (D-16) shows matters related to vehicles, comforts and discomforts. Sun is
the lagna lord in D-16 and he is afflicted in the 6th house of accidents by worst enemies
Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. Afflictions to lagna lord are not good in any chart. As the 6th lord,
Saturn can give accidents and suffering. Being in own house with friends Rahu and Ketu
makes him more powerful and hence all the more mischievous. It is not a surprise that
there was a vehicular accident during the year. When readers learn in a future issue about
an annual dasa taught by tradition for use with TP charts, they will see that the accident
took place in Saturn dasa Saturn antardasa.

Example 16: Let us consider a lady who had a child in October 2001. See Chart 4.
Birthdata: 8th July 1969, 10:40 am (IST), 82 E 15', 16 N 57'
Annual TP Data (2001-02): 15th July 2001, 4:11:40 pm (IST), 82 E 15', 16 N 57'

As Spatamsa (D-7) shows matters related to children, we should look at D-7. The 5th lord
of rasi chart is Jupiter. He is also the natural significator of progeny. He is exalted in a
quadrant in D-7. This is favorable for childbirth.
More interestingly, D-7 has a raja yoga in the 5th house of progeny between lagna lord
Venus and 5th lord Saturn. Saturn also happens to be the lord of Putra Sahama (significant
point in the zodiac for progeny), which is in Aquarius. This raja yoga strongly supports
childbirth in the year.
Example 17: Let us consider a native who got married in March 1999. See Chart 15.
Birthdata: 26th September 1974, 7:35 am (IST), 81 E 8', 16 N 10'
Annual TP Data (1998-99): 1st October 1998, 3:50:35 pm (IST), 81 E 8', 16 N 10'

As per Parasara, marriages are to be seen in navamsa chart. In navamsa, lagna is
Sagittarius. One may immediately note that the 7th house of marriage has a powerful raja
yoga between lagna lord Jupiter and 7th lord Mercury.
When one sees such a navamsa for the Tithi Pravesha of an unmarried native, one can
confidently predict marriage during the year, most probably in the dasa of Jupiter (lagna
lord) or Mercury (7th lord). When the readers learn the annual dasa in a future issue, they
can verify that Jupiter gave marriage in this case.
Example 18: Let us consider the chart of late Indian Prime Minister Sri Rajiv
Gandhi. His mother (late Indian Prime Minister Srimati Indira Gandhi) was
assassinated in October 1984. See Chart 16.
Birthdata: 20th August 1944, 7:12 am (IST), 72 E 49', 18 N 58'
Annual TP Data (1984-85): 27th August 1984, 11:24:38 pm (IST), 72 E 49', 18 N 58'
The 8th lord Jupiter has 7th aspect on Matri Sahama (significant point in the zodiac for
mother) which is exact within 20 arc-min. So Jupiter is likely to give some unfortunate
results related to mother. Let us see Dwadasamsa (D-12) chart, which gives finer
indications related to parents. In D-12, lagna is in Gemini. The 4th house is in Virgo and it
shows mother. Taking Virgo as Matri Lagna, we see that the 7th lord Jupiter and the 8th
lord Mars join in the 7th house. The 8th house shows longevity and the 7th house shows
break in longevity. The 2nd and 7th houses are maraka sthanas (killer stations).

The combination of the 7th and 8th lords in the 7th house is bad for longevity and shows
that death is a strong possibility. With that combination present from the 4th house of
mother in D-12, the death of native’s mother is possible in the year. When readers learn
in a future issue about an annual dasa that goes along with TP charts, they can verify that
Mars dasa was running when his mother died.
Example 19: Let us consider the chart of Sri Aurobindo Ghose, a great Yogi from
India. He was brought up in England and did his schooling there. He was selected in
the coveted Indian Civil Service in 1890. After 2 years of probation, he was
disqualified as a result of his refusal to take a riding test. See Charts 17 & 18.
Birthdata: 15th August 1872, 5:08 am (LMT), 88 E 22', 22 N 32'
Annual TP Data (1890-91): 26th August 1890, 12:50:42 pm (IST), 72 E 49', 18 N 58'
Annual TP Data (1892-93): 2nd September 1892, 9:11:56 pm (IST), 72 E 49', 18 N 58'
In the D-24 of 1890-91 annual TP chart, one may notice that lagna lord is exalted in 9th.
The exaltation of lagna lord, that too in a trine, is always excellent. It makes a chart very
powerful. With lagna lord Sun joining the 5th lord Jupiter, there is a raja yoga in the 9th
house. It gives success and fame and works as a protection during the year. This yoga is
particularly powerful as the dispositor of the two planets – Mars – is strong in own sign.
Strength of the dispositor also contributes to a planet’s strength.
Moreover, Sun happens to be the lord of Vidya Sahama (significant point in the zodiac
for education), which is in Leo. He is just a degree away from it in rasi chart. This, along
with the raja yoga between Sun and Jupiter in D-24, show excellence in education and
academic success in the year.
One may contrast this D-24 chart with that of 1892-93 Tithi Pravesha, when he ended his
stint with Indian Civil Service and left for Baroda in early 1893 to start his career as a
bureaucrat in Baroda civil services.

In D-24 of 1892-93 annual TP chart, one may notice that lagna lord Sun is debilitated in
the 3rd house. Lagna lord’s debilitation weakens a chart. As Sun’s dispositor Venus is
also debilitated, Sun is doubly weak. As if that weren’t enough, enemies Rahu and Ketu
afflict him. This D-24 is very weak as lagna lord is afflicted and very weak. Sun and
nodes in the 12th house of losses from the 4th house of education show loss in education.
With both the lords of the 4th house –Mars and Ketu – occupying the 8th and 12th houses
from it, break in education is a distinct possibility during the year.
We have seen the importance and use of divisional charts in Tithi Pravesha in this issue.
We will see some other aspects of the judgment of Tithi Pravesha chakras in the coming


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