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As an example, let us suppose the Moon to be the strongest signiiicator in a horoscope, and the Lagna, the Sun, Mars and Jupiter to be in Kendra positions with respect to the Moon and both the respective strength and longevity of each of these four Kendra occupants to be quite the same. The ruler of the Lagna, the benefic Jupiter in this case is set- ting in the 7th house in operating conjunction with a malefic while it is in affliction with three other malefics, which are rising.

If only two of them are powerful of the same strengtheven then the above order holds. The Moon is generally a benefic.

Further, Mesha and Vrishabha represent the enjoyment of a quadruped of the ram and buffalo kind. He composed four works mostly in Arya erw?

The Ashtakavarga is used in connection with t ansits. Find out the Rasis of the Moon and the Lagna. If Saturn be inauspicious, the person will suffer from phlegmatic and windy complaints; he will be extremely j,ealous r angry, distracted in mind and unclean.

The parti- cular constituent of the Kalapurusha represented by the planet, the political grade typified by it, the birhat colour ascribed to Sl.

He is further afflicted by three malefics, viz, Mars, Sun and Mercury who should be con- sidered as a malefic when in conjunction with a malefic planet.

Brihat Jataka (varahamihira)

There are also other synonyms found in other works- xwitm w: The Sun and Mars are powerful in the South or 10th house. Special Sunapha and Anapha yogas and their effects. If the rising jaaka is unaspected by the Moon, and the Sun is either in brrihat 8th or the 9th bhava, then the father is not present at the place of birth of the child.


If the Navamsa belong to Mercury. II ; and so on with respect to the other bhavas.

Brihat Jataka – Wikipedia

This gives the Nakshatra of birth. Signs-benefic and malefic-male and female-moveable, immoveable and dual — Eastern, Western, etc.

Failing to play the role of parents, each of these pars of planets get the designation of paternal uncle and maternal aunt. THe commentator Bhattotpala explains that jatka is not necessary that’afr the four fbregoing planets should be simultaneously m 8 58 [ Ch. When several planets unite in one bhava, the reduction is made in the case of only the strongest pladets.

This is the 21 ? Suppose he is transiting the 3rd house from the Mocn in a nativity where the iataka dots are below 4. Varahamihira is consistent throughout, cf Chapter XX referrine: If he be in an immoveable sign, the father will be in the same town but away from where birth took place.

The Moon occupying the 12th bhava from the Lagna will injure the left eye, while the Sun in the same position affects the right one-; these malefic yogas mentioned hitherto can be escaped from in case the authors of such yogas happen to be aspected by benefic planets. It will be seen that these are simply the benefic positions of that particular planet with respect to the Moon in that planet’s Ashtakavarga jatakq do not completely represent the entire benefic briat of tbit planet.

Dots shoit of the prescribed minimum indicate untoward effect produced by a planet belying any favourable position it may occupy ; while clots in excess of the prescribed minimum betoken good, not with standing the unfavourable position of the planet concerned.

In support of the above he quotes from Vavaneswara the following sloka: If Mercury be malefic, the person will become harsh in speech, will suffer imprisonment, grief and will have no peace of mind.

Suppose we are progressing the Mopa as per Madhavi System and the Moon is passing Siuiha, say, and is afflicted by the Sun at birth. Mercury is his enemy.

Since this is greater than 12, his net period is T35 years. He will associate with people doing wicked deeds and will himself become wickedly inclined, harsh in speech, and cruel in temperament. The birth has to be predicted when the Moon passes through the 5th Rasi counted jataja Dhanus, i e. The Moon, Saturn, Mars and Venus are strong and in dual sign.


Every one of these should be considered for determining the source of income of the native. Tn the third sloka he mentions a further set of 44 Rajayogas arising out of the aspect of four or more planets on the Lagna or the Moon in Vargottamama l.

Two malefics ajtaka the Lagna in quincunx aspect with a malefic in the 8th house or the Sun rising nataka the Lagna in quincunx aspect to two malefics in the 8th house in conjunction is also bad. When there is equality in strength, that which gives a longer lease of Ayurdaya will have its turn first. The original text, written in chaste Sanskritconsists of more than Shlokas or verses that comprise 28 chapters.

Vaiahamihira without giving his opinion merely quotes the two schools of Yavana and Jivasarman — Yavanas saying that malefics in their exaltation make a cruel king and Jivasarman maintaining the contrary, viz.

He will have an beihat of knowledge and success in all good undertakings. To know the time, we proceed thus: The practical uses to which the results can be put are, as is known to astrologers, several. His eyes jataoa hair are brown. Again when the Lagna is Vrischika or Kataka and Saturn occupies it and is aspected by the Moon, the delivery will take place in a pit.

Jataoa figures are also useful in finding out the relative lengths of the several parts of the human body Vide infra V — In the present sloka the night scenery birth at night time is described, wv f5R ttesd: All the twelve signs move in the sky. The dividing lines are so drawn that they form a straight line when the plates are adjusted for any horoscope.