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Secrets

of
ASHTAKAVARGA
Translation, Notes & Commentary by
Prof. P.S. Sastrl
M.A., PhD.
RANJAN PUBLICATIONS
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NEW DELHI 110002 (INDIA)
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Contents
1. Abeisance to Narayana, Importance of
Ashtakavarga, Technical words, Ashtakavarga
rekhas (auspicious places) for the planets (Sun
to Rahu) from their natal positions.
2. Bhinnashtakavarga- Results of sign with auspi-
cious points (Rekhas), Deduction of Rekhas
and Bindus explained, Auspicious and inauspl- .-(
cious results, Results of Rekhas in signs, Re- ~ h ~ t
sults of planets with Rekhas, Results of Saturn I\f'.Dv.A ')1,
without Rekhas, Results of 1 to 8 Rekhas of the
Sun, Result of Sun's Bindus, Result of Moon's ~ 31
Rekhas &. Bindus, Result of Mars's Rekhas & f.
Blndus, Result of Mercury's Rekhas &. Bindus, lA.CPi"l(
Result of Jupiter's Rekhas &. Blndus, Result of J I /_ t'
Venus's Rekhas &. Blndus, Result of Saturn's '1":\lA. 't)
Rekhas and Bindus, Results of the Sun in differ- "I 4 . . ~
ent houses, Auspicious & inauspicious day \ I ~
from Sun's Ashtaka, Inauspicious year from S"lJ\u..-5'
Sun's Rekhas, Results of planets from Moon
to Saturn in different houses -- their inauspi-
cious years, Results of other planets in
Satum-ashtaka. Knowledge of bad times by
Saturn's Rekhas &. transit.
3. Aggregate Ashtaka varga-- Aggregate
Ashtakavarga charts, Results of the total
number of Rekhas in each house and in each
sign, Results of planets with Rekhas in each
house and in each sign, Results of planets with
few rekhas in own house, friends' house, in
exaltation, in shadvargas of beneflcs, Three
groups of signs, Results of 1,20\Rekhas, Rekhas
in Lagna house &. auspicious year, Rekhas of
Saturn and inauspicious year, Rekhas con-
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cerned. with longevity, Rajayogas, Names of
houses, Wealth giving direction, Death Inflict-
ing direction.
4. Ashtakavarga of Transiting planets- Formation
of chart, Placement of planets, Results of a
planet transiting a sign, Transit period of plan-
ets In one sign, Adhisthata sign, Ashrita sign,
Gantavya sign, Auspicious &. inauspicious
strength of planets, Rekha-bind-vinshopak,
Kakshyas. Planets governing parts of body,
Results of houses transited by planets, Larger
number of Rekhas and time of auspicious
events, Auspicious &. inauspicious results
from Chandra-rekha, Auspicious &. inauspi-
cious day & month according to the number
of Rekhas, Ashtakavarga in auspicious
events like marriage, Necessity of reduction in
Ashtakavarga.
5. Prastara Ashtakavarga-- Reduction of trinal
signs, Reduction for a planet owning two signs
(Ekadhipatya Sodhana). Shodhya plnds, Sign
multipliers. 115-123
6. Results of Ashtakavarga arising from planets-
Ashtakavarga of the Sun, Problems concerning
father, Son completes tirifinlshed work of fa-
from father, Ashtakav4lrga-of the
SUn and physical ailments, Matters related to
the Ashtakavarga of Moon, Troubles of mother,
Matters related to the Asht3kavarga of Kuja,
Matters related to Mercury &. Jupiter, Lack of
children, Troubles to progeny, Matters related
to Venus, Number and nature of wives, Direc-
tion of mamage, Birth sign of wife, TroUbles to
wIfe, Contacts with low caste woma-n, Y09as of \
adultery by mali, of adultery by wife,
SorroWs & difficulties due to wife, Trouble to
wife, Matters related to Saturn's AshGikavarga,
time of death, Karaka planet, Vainashika
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nakshatra. Results of weak planet, Results
should be considered only from the concerned
planet's Ashtakavarga. 124-154
7. Results of the Ashtakavarga from the houses-
Signification of the houses, Promotion /3( de-
struction of Houses, Results of planets in trika
houses, Results of rekhas in houses, Results of
houses without rekhas. Results from the house
occupied by planets, Results of house by tran-
sit, Ashtakavarga results through transit, Time
of destruction of a house, Month of troubles
and difficulties, Month of death. 155-162
8. Longevity based on Ashtakavarga--
Bhinnashtakavargalongevity, Mandala Shuddha
longevity /3( medium longevity, Single sign
reduction, Reduction in enemy house,
Chandrardha reduction, Reduction due to
defeat in war, due to placement of Sun &. Moon
with Rahu &. Ketu, due to debilitation /3(
combustion, Loss of longevity due to place-
ment of planets in 12th, 11th. l Oth, ninth,
eighth, fifth, seventh /3( sixth houses,
Calculation of longevity by different methods,
Period of planet in Ashtakavarga, Use of
Dhruva in determining dasha period,
Longevity based of Samudaya Ashtakavarga,
Yavaneshwara's view in calculation of dasha
results, Results of a planet in transit. 163-193
9. AJishta from Ashtakavarga-- Death by transit of
Shant Knowledge of death through 30th
decanate of Sun &. Moon from Lagna, Time of
death by transit of Sun /3( Moon, Consideration
of the Lagna of death-time, .Jlva, deha &. mandi
sadhana, Significance of Ashtakavarga, Impor-
tance of the book, About the author. 194-202
IlfTRODUCTIOff 15
"oles
There are some variations in the ancient texts. From Its
natal position the Moon is said to be favourable in 9, not in
6. From Guru he is said by Parasara to be favourable in 2,
not in 12; Varaharnihira gives 12, not 2. We follow the
author in casting the Moon ashtakavarga.
Gu
Ra Ku Ra Ku
Ra Cha
eu Gu Bu Shu
Sh Ku Shu
Sha La Gu Sha
Cha Bu La
Cha Gu
Gu Shu
Shu
Moon 49
Ra Cha
, Ra Ku
Bu Gu
Ba Shu
Shu
Cha Ku
La Ra
Cha Bu Ku
Ku
Shu
Gu Sh
La
Bu
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The auspicious places from natal l'1ars (Kuja, Mangal)
are given. From himself I, 2, 4,7,8, 10,11; from Budbe S,
5,6, 11; from Quru6, io, II, 12; from Shukra 6,8, 11, 12;
from Shani 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, io. 11; from Lagna 1, 3, 6. io. 11;
from the Sun 3, 5, 6, l O, 11; and from the l'1oon 3, 6, 11.
Total 39 points.
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Kuja's ashtaka varga for an example chart is as fol-
lows.
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ASlfTAKA VARQA
Ra Ku RaCha La Ku Gu
Bu Shu Bu Sha Gu Shu Ku
Ku
Cha Sha
La
Gu
Kuja 39
Ra Sha Ra Ku
Bu Guru Sha Shu
La Ra
Cha
Ku Sha
Sha
Ku Bu
La La
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The auspicious places from natal Budha are given as
follows. From himself 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12; from aorae.
8, 11, 12; from Shukra 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,8,9, 11; from Shani 1,
2,4,7,8,9, 10, 11; from Lagna 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11; from
the Sun 5,6, 9, 11, 12; from the Moon 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11;
and from Kl{/a 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. Total points are 54.
Notes
OUf example chart gives the following ashtakavarga for
Budha,
Ra Cha
Ku Bu
Ra Ku La Cha Gu Shu
Gu L
Bu Sh Ku Shu Ku
Ku Sha
La Ra
Cha Bu
Shu
Gu Sha
Budha 54
La Sha Ra Bu
Bu Gu Ku Shu
Shu
Shu
Cha Bu La Ra La Bu
La Cha
Ku Shu Bu Shu Ra Cha
Sh Sh Ku Sh
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The auspicious places for Guru are as follows:
From llimselfL 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11; from Sllukra 2,5,
9,10,11; from Sllani3, 5, 6, 12; from Lanna L 2,4,5,

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from Budhe 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11. Total points are 56.
Our example gives the following figures
Cha Ku
l,a Gu.Sha Ku La Sbu
Bu Sha
B.u Ra La RaCh Ku
Gu'
gu Shu Ra,
Ra'Bu
K,U Bu
Shu
La.
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La Ra Ch
Ra


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La Ra
La Cha
La Ra
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Ku Gu
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The auspicious places for Sllukra are as follows:
From llimselfl, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11; from Sllani3, 4,
5,8,9, 10; 11; from Lagna 1,2,3,4,5,8,9, 11; from the
Sun 8, 11, 12; from the Moon 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12;
from Kuja 3,5; 6, 9, 1 L 12; from Budha 3,5, 6, 9, 11; and
from Guru 5, 8, 9, 10, 11. Total 52 points.
Notes
Parasara gives 4 and not 5 from Kuja. Our example
chart gives the following:
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ASlfTAKA VARGA
La Cha La Cha Ku
Ra Ch
Bu Gu Bu Gu
Sha Shu
Ga Shu
Sha Sha
Cha Gu

La Cha
La Ku
Shu
Bu Sha
Shukra 52
La Cha
Ku Bu
La Sha
Shu
Shu
La Cha La Ra Ra Cha
Ku Gu
Shu
Cha Ku Bu
Shu
Sha
Sha Shu sn
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The favourable places from natal Shen! are as fol-
lows:
From hlmsell':>, 5, 6, 11: from Lagna L 3, 4,6, 10, 11:
from the Sun 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11; from the Noon 3, 6, 11:
from K11fa 3, 5, 6, 10 11, 12: from Budha 6, 8, 9, 10, 11,
12; from Ouru 5, 6, 11, 12; and from ShlJkra 6, 1L 12.
Total points are 39.
Notes
Our example chart gives the following figures:
Cha
AI Ku
La Sha La Ra
au Ga
Shu Bud Ku Sh
Sh
La
Cha Ku
Ravt
Gu Bu
Shani 39
Ku Ra Bu
Gur ShUk
laRa La Ra
Ch Ku
Ra
La Ku
Bu
Gur
Sha
Bu
ShU
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Ra Cha La Ku
Ku au
Shl
au Gu Sha Gu
Gu Shu
sna
La Ra
au Gu
Chi
Shu
Shu
Ra Cha
Lagna 49
Ku Gu
Ra Ku
Sha Shu
au Gu
Ch au
Cha au La Ra La Ra
Gu Sha Ku Shu au
Gu Shu
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The favourable places from Lagna are as follows:
From Lagna 3,6, 10, 11; from the Sun 3,4,6, 10, 11,
12; from the Moon 3,6, 10, 11, 12; from Kl{ja 1, 3,6, 10,
11; from Budha 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11; from Ouru 1, 2, 4, 5,
6, 7, 9, 10, 11; from Shukra 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9; and from
ShanJ L 3, 4, 6, 10, 11. Total points are 49.
Notes
The ashtaka varga for Lagna is given by Parasara. This
was ignored by all subsequent writers. The previous
ashtaka vargas give a total of 337 points. When the points
of Lagna are added the total comes to 386 ,points. Most
of the places from Lagna are
included in the pre-
vious ashtaka vargas. This
can be a reason for
ing it. Our example chart
gives:
In the individual ashtaka
vargas for the lagna from
the planets 12 is omitted in
the case of the Moon and in
the case of Shukra 11 is
added.


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Now the ashtaka varga of Rahu is given. From the Sun 1,
2, 3, 4, 7. 8, 10; from the Moon 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10; from
ASIfTAKA VAROA
Ifqja 2,3,5, 12; from Budha 2,4,7,8, 12; from Ouru L 3,
4,6,8; from Shukra6, 7,1 L 12; from Shani3, 5, 7, 10, 1L
12; and from Lagna 3, 4, 5, 9, 12. Total points are 43.
Notes
The standard works do not give the ashtaka varga for
Rahu. Sambhu ffora Prakasa gives this. From the Moon 5 is
given instead of 4; and from Kuja 7 is added. This gives 44
points. There are no ashtaka varga points from Rahu him-
self. This implies that the ashtaka varga of Rahu is useful
only for purpose of Gochara. Our example chart gives the
following figures.
Gu Shu Shu Ra Bu Ra Cha
La sna La Cha Sha Bu
Ra Cha
Ku
Bu La
Sha
Rahu 43
Ra Cha
Ra
Gu Shu
Gu
La
Ra Cha
Cha Ku
Ravi Ku
Gu Sha
Bu Gu
Cha Ku
Bu sna
La
sna
ShU
There are some who argue that ashtaka varga points are
to be reckoned from bhava (Chalit) kundali. They rely on
the Bhava kundali which alone is valid for purpose of pre-
diction. In Bhava the positions of planets may change. But
they do not change signs. In our example chart Guru gets
into the tenth bhava. But this tenth is not Kanya (Virgo), but
Simha (Leo). People forget this and they insist on reckoning
from Bhava positions. Guru in Kanya is not the same as
Guru in Simha. Even in Bhava the sign (Rasi) and the
constellation in which a planet is placed do not change.
Thus we have to consider Guru as in the ninth sign and in
the tenth bhava.
IffTRODUCTIOff 11
We tabulate the ashtaka varga benefic points from of
the example chart. The first house is the Lagna Sagittarius
as (Dhanush). The benefic points in the natal position of the
planet are underlined.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Ravi 3 3 4 4 6 3 3 4 4 6 3 .Q 48
Chandra 3 4
2
3 4 6 6 3 5 4 2 4 49
Kuja 2 4 2 4 4 4 2 3

6 2 2 39
Budha 3 5 3 6 4 4 3 6 4 6 5
2
54
Guru 5 2 5 7 2 5 7 3
1
5 3 5 56
Shukra 5 5 3 5 6 4 5 4 3 4
Q
2 52
Shani 5

2 3 2 4 5 4 3 4 3 2 39
Total 26 25 24 32 28 30 31 27 30 35 24 25 337
Lagna

6 5 1 5 3 5 2 4 4 5 5 49
Total 30 31 29 33 33 33 36 29 M 39 29 30 386
Rahu 4 2

4 3 3 3 2 5 3 5 5 43
Total 34 33 33 37 36 36 39 31 39 42 34 35 429
All the standard texts take the total points to be 337. On
this basis the strength of the houses In ashtaka varga in the
declining sequence are 10,4,7, 9,6,5, 8, 1, 2, 12, 11 and
3. If we include Lagna the sequence is 10, 7, 9, 4, 5, 6, 2,
12, 11, 2, 3 and 8.
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Thus we have given the places where the planets give
auspicious results. Those not mentioned are the
unfavourable ones.
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ill health. Hereafter we will explain the results of the Rekhas
for the Sun and others.
Notes
The results will be experienced during the major period
of the planet owning that sign, or of the planet concerned
transiting that sign, or of the planet associated by aspect or
conjunction with that sign.
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l'jow the results of a planet having one Rekha in a sign
are explained. A planet having one Rekha in a sign destroys
wealth and progress during its transit in that. sign. The
native is always worried about finances. There are acci-
dents from conveyance, road accidents, and daring risks.
There are quarrels with lower people, uneconomy or waste-
ful expenditure, increase of foes, sorrow, fears, fruitless
wanderings, and various forms of ill health.
Notes
When a planet occupies or transits a sign having one
Rekha, its major period or its transit gives these results.
Jataka Parijata (l0.5) states that a planet associated with
one Rekha produces various kinds of diseases, miseries,
dangers, wanderings and similar hardships when a planet
transits that sign.
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A planet having two Rekhas in a sign or transiting such
a sign gives restlessness, loss of money or careless ex-
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penses, wandering in lonely places, troubles from women,
association with sinful deeds, and staying away from house.
Notes
Jataka Parijata (l0.5) speaks of mental anguish, cen-
sure from superiors, and deprivation of food.
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A planet .Is a sign with three Rekhas or transiting it
shows fear from fire, fear from an unprincipled superior
officer, loss of a conveyance, bad food or food-poisoning,
and mental worry.
Notes
This is supported by Satyacharya. Jataka Parijata (10.6)
gives bodily privations, discomforts due to a wondering life
and mental uneasiness.
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Aplanet with four Rekhas gives misfortune, weakness of
the body, difficulties, quivering or twltching of the body,
sorrow, beating, and quarrels with good persons.
Notes
Jataka Parijata (10.6) states that four points give mixed
results of pleasure and pain, expenditure and accession of
wealth.
We have also to note that the total Rekhas of a planet
are to be divided by twelve to get an average. Four Rekhas
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cannot be applied to every planet. The averages are - Sun
4, Moon 4.01, Budha 4.5, Guru 4.67, Shukra 4.53, Kuja
3.25 and Shani 3.25. Those four is good for Sun and Moon,
3.25 is enough for Kuja and Shani, and 4.5 or 4.6 is enough
for the rest. The authorities appear to ignore this.
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Five Rekhas give very auspicious results, performing
auspicious functions, marriage, conveyances, copper, gold
and grains, and honour.
Notes
Vaidyanatha (10.7) states the attainment of good
clothes, children, association with the good people, and
acquisition of learning and wealth.
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Six Rekahs indicate victory in war (fight, legal battles,
quarrels etc.,), honoured by charities and the like, acquisi-
tion of good articles. fame, great wealth, bright appearance,
good conduct, strength and conveyances.
Notes
According to Valdyanatha. a planet that has six points
secures a form fresh and fascinating, excellence of charac-
ter, victory in war, wealth, fame, strength and flnevehlcles
(10.7). .

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A planet having seven Rekhas in a sign shows in its
transit in that sign acquisition of wealth in various ways and
happiness from many conveyances. It gives many good
friends, rises in the military career, wealth, and auspicious
events.
Eight Rekhas indicate destruction of foes, domestic hap-
piness, successful daring enterprises, and happiness from
women. Gold and cattle (goats etc.). lands are acquired.
One gets a good post in the government and expansion of
admlnlstratlve powers (as head, minister, favourite, finance
persons, army etc.). Aruler acquires fresh lands and comes
out victorious. Silver and good clothes are obtained.
Notes
Jataka Parijata (lO.8) states that seven points bring
honours arising from the possession of horses and other
means of transport, an army and superior wealth. Eight
points open out a prospect of kingly gloiy with its seven -
fold adjuncts. The seven are rulership, ministership, friend,
treasury, people, forts, and army.
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The general results of the benefic points are now briefly
recapitulated thus : one - sorrow troubles, two - loss of
money; three - misfortune or sorrow; four - average results;
five - auspicious events; six - acquisition of money; seven
- very great happiness; eight - all round prosperity.
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If a planet is in a sign where it has five Rekhas and it is
in own varga, friend's varga, or exaltation, it gives auspi-
cious results. If it is not in its own vargas and if it has less
than five Rekhas, then in its transit it yields no good results.
When a planet is in a sign having no Rekha, it makes one
listless and prone to accidents.
Notes
The vargas are seven - Rasi, lfora. Drekkana. Saptamsa,
Navamsa, dwadasarnsa, and trimsamsa. Aplanet is benefic
in its own varga in any sign which has five or more Rekhas.
Otherwise it gives no good effects. If it has no Rekha it is
hurtful. All planets in their exaltation, in a friendly sign, or in
another benefic place and possessing strength by being in
a Kendra or similar place, give malefic results when the
Rekhas fall short of the minimum. Rekhas in North Indian
usage are called Bindus in South India. We are using the
word Rekha as per the usage in the North.

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Even when a planet in the natal chart is in its own sign,
in its exaltation, or in its friend's vargas and is strong being
in a Kendra and the like houses, still if the sign has less than
the average Rekhas, it gives malefic results only.
Notes
In a kendra from lagna (1,4,7,10) a planet has one unit
of strength. In a Fanaphara (2,5,8,11) it has half a unit of
strength. In apoklima (3,6,9,12) it has one-fourth unit of
strength. We accept the strength in the Kendras. But if a
36 ASIfTAKA VARGA
5 Bindus : devoid of honour from the rulers, poor, faces
difficulties or crisis, vanquished by many foes, and has a
destructive nature.
6 Bindus : employed in foreign lands, ungrateful, de-
feated by foes, unhonoured, troubled by rulers, denied
happiness of wife, children, conveyances and the like.
7 Bindus : many ailments of the stomach, coward, irri-
table and angry, inimical by nature, has no pity or sympa-
thy, thief, always engaged in immoral or unjust activities.
8 Bindus : great disastrous results, separated from or
deprived of dear ones, poor, worried about money, highly
cowardly, self-destructive, unfortunate, sorrowful, has many
sufferings.
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Now the results of the Rekhas (auspicious points) of
Mars (Mangal, Angarka, Kuja) are explained.
1 Rekha : Increase in cattle wealth, happy living, though
full of expenses or losses has happiness from lands and
money, has many pleasures or luxuries, enjoys ancestral
property.
2 Rekhas : highly loved by the people, quick rise, de-
feats foes, increase through wife and children, free from
diseases, great.
:3 Rekhas : prosperity through asses and camels, rise in
a variety of ways, achieves the desired results or goals,
courageous.
4 Rekhas : gains in various ways, honoured by the
rulers, loved by the rulers, knows and observes duties and
laws and regulations. devoted to the Brahamanas and gods,
happy, wealthy, increase in well-being or prosperity
(Soubhagya).
5 Rekhas : profits through gold, devoid of any kind of
ailment, gain through children and finance, good clothes,
-happiness.
38 ASffTAKA VARQA
6 Rekhas : prosperous and happy through relatives,
enjoys best or delicious food, destroys foes, increase in
wealth, progress in righteousness.
7 Rekhas : knowledge of various branches including
sculpture, honoured by the rulers, acquires gains, happi-
ness from beautiful women, acquires the desired objects,
has the best clothes and food.
8 Rekhas : Great progress or profit through agriculture,
progress in trade and commerce, greatest happiness, pros-
perity, acquires a very high position, always achieves his
goals.
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Now the results of the Bindus (inauspicious points) ob-
tained by Kuja are being explained.
1 Bindu : always kind to others and therefore loses
money, has eye disease, always denied happiness and
progress, loss of intellect.
2 Bindus : restlessness and feverishness, loss of intel-
lect and friends, loses by theft, subjected to serious fevers,
bilious, and suffers sorrow through women.
.3 Bindus : flcklemlnded, humiliated or insulted, has to
endure fearful sorrow or anguish, has many foes, fierce
enmity, defeated by people, has the company of the
wicked.
4 Bindus : many forms of enmity and quarrels and
hence has to endure many difficulties and losses, addicted
to women of loose character and suffers loss.
5 Bindus : has to endure many separations or losses,
has less of happiness, faces ailments like consumption.
loss of dear Objects, loss of wealth, children and
6 Bindus : denied the company or help of good or
authoritative persons, always suffers the loss of money and
40
ASffTAKA VARQA
the like, has less happiness, faces many obstacles or diffi-
culties, is poor.
7 Bindus : fears from men and animals and those living
In holes like snakes and rats, deeply interested In material
or physical pleasures, suffers from the ailments of the eyes
and the tongue, loss by theft or from foes.
8 Bindus : Loss of wife, faces troubles and diseases
which lead him to the verge of death, body is beaten or
wounded, always faces disgrace, deceived by foes, and has
some comfort and peace in old age.
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41
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Now the results of the Rekhas of Budha are explained.
1 Rekha : free from foes, has much education and
discrimination intellect, has many friends, possesses a
good character and is self reliant.
2 Rekhas : Is pure like the gods, has a good nature and
an attractive appearance, is skilled and soft, receives re-
spect and honour.
3 Rekhas : respected by the people and rulers , fortu-
nate, good character, knows laws and regulations and du-
ties, pure speech, highly virtuous, attractive appearance,
destroyer of foes. tie is pure and has no hypocricy. tie
becomes a ruler.
4 Rekhas : tlas the knowledge of law and of rights and
duties, honours guests, studies well the Sastras, respected
by relatives, attractive appearance, highly intelligent and
wise, observes the rites (Vratas) and fasts.
5 Rekhas : tlead or a ruler of an institution or depart-
ment, courageous, famous, always Victorious, has plenty of
food grains, ruler of a village or town or district or state.
6 Rekhas : Speaks truth, observes and follows Dharma,
42 ASlfTAKA VARDA
humble, acknowledges the good done to him, grateful,
Knows and observes the science of Ethics, over powers
enemies.
7 Rekhas : wise, highly wealthy, happy, goes on pilgrim-
ages, has a very good wife, highly good-natured, enjoys
spices and delicious food, has a pure and attractive form
and nature.
8 Rekhas : has good clothes, wealth, grains and cattle,
always respected by all, has the happiness of wife and
children, and receives honour and respect.
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43
Now the results of the Bindus obtained by Budha are
explained.
1 Blndu : tie is a hypocrite, devoid of humility, has a
. wicked nature. tie has no money and knows no charity and
is wicked and sinful.
2 Blndus : inimical to his own people, full of sorrows,
and suffers from irony diseases. tie Is ungrateful, has a
cruel or wicked nature, is always afraid of his foes.
3 Blndus : has a forbidding or foul appearance, does not
have any authority, suffers at the hands of the rulers, loses
wife and children and wears bad clothes.
4 Bindus : very sorrowful, always serves others, has a
wicked or sinful character, is proud, devoid of happiness.
5 Bindus : suffers from diseases, loses wealth, is de-
feated by foes, has a wicked nature, Is denied happiness,
wastes llfe, is hostile to his preceptors and gods, is devoid
of children, and is a parasite.
6 Blndus : defeated by foes, foollsh and stubborn, has
no humillty and has neither money nor education.
44
ASlfTAKA VARGA
7 Bindus : devoid of happiness, fond of others' women,
full of poverty. flls mind is full of wicked thoughts, and is
always spoken badly by people.
8 Bindus : Irritable, angry and passionate; cruel nature;
runs after women of loose character; has no calmness.or
peace; interested in gambling; devoid of truth and
money.

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45
Now the Results of the Rekhas of Guru are explained.
1 Rekha : wealthy, righteous, chief in his society and
humble. tie is devoted to the Brahmanas and Dharma and
has an excellent intellect.
2 Rekhas : virtuous, honoured by the rulers, intelligent,
wealthy. and happy. tie is famous and has an attractive
personality.
3 Rekhas : Wealthy, head of his society, has many
children and grand children, enjoys a high position, and is
always interested and engaged in public welfare.
4 Rekhas : great wealth, full of knowledge and wisdom,
respected by the people, wise, possesses discrimination
and best intellect.
S Rekhas : friendly nature, good in intellect, and has
children. Itis nature is the best one and he is interested
deeply in Dharma.
6 Rekhas : leader of the people, loved by the people,
has no enimity or ill feeling towards anyone, does things
with the cooperation of friends, loved by the gods and
preceptors, destroys his foes, lives an honourable and re-
spected life, has a peaceful nature, is humble and respects
'his teachers.
7 Rekhas : Deeply attached to his dear women, calm
and balanced and pleasing, has the company of dear ones,
46 ASlfTAKA VARQA
lttl
devoted to the gods and teachers, has many followers and
has a pleasant speech and converses delightfully.
8 Rekhas : honours guests, becomes a ruler (King or
President), studies many branches of knowledge and be-
comes an expert in them, has the knowledge of many arts,
is a scholar, has strength and courage.
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Now the Results of the Bindus obtained by Guru are
detailed.
1 Bindu : suffers from many kinds of illnesses, ungrate-
ful and devoid of pity or sympathy, speaks lies, lives in a
bad or foul environment, is miserly and hard hearted and
unhappy.
2 Bindus : Deafness, ill health, has many defects and
stealing habits, is afraid of the ruling party, suffers troubles
from people, has many ailments caused by others, and
acquires many diseases.
3 Bindus ; unfortunate, longs for others wives, ungrate-
ful and poor. He is undesirable as a friend.
4 Bindus : Has many foes, is always agitated and wor-
ried, becomes a victim of mental illness, has crooked na-
ture, suffers from scabies and is devoid of wealth.
5 Bindus : stealing habits, suffers from many kinds of
sorrows, is attached to other women, has a troubled or
difficult life and is subject to frequent illnesses.
6 Bindus : has the appearance of a low born poor
person, is full of sorrow, devoid of Dharmic activities, has
no wife or children, lives away from his place, suffers from
eye diseases.
7 Bindus : to preserve his self respect he follows
crooked ways; he is afraid of the ruling party and in his own
48 ASlfTAKA VAROA
family or society he is weak and cowardly. tie has always
some ailment or other. His body and mind are always dls-
torted.
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Now the results of the Rekhas obtained by Shukra in his
natal position are detailed.
I Rekha : Wealthy, has control over his senses, good
appearance, attractive, charitable, grateful, righteous and
possesses good nature and character. He has always plenty
of food stuffs.
2 Rekhas : has plenty of money and odd grains, is loved
by people, virtuous, attractive appearance, humble, has a
knowledge of law and duties and rights, and is logical and
rational.
3 Rekhas : Highly intelligent, has great powers of rela-
tion, has many ornaments, is deeply interested in dharma,
lives without fear, and is devoted to the Brahmanas and
deities.
4 Rekhas : very happy, possesses and does business in
vaidurya (eat's eye) and other precious gems like pearl. has
abundant food grains and drinks, has great knowledge,
enjoys spices and other luxury items. and lives in all com-
forts.
5 Rekhas : famous in all the three worlds, loved by
all the three worlds, head in the society.' possesses
cattle, children, wife and money; and has the best
knowledge.,
6 Rekhas : achieves perfection in all branches of knowl-
edge, has-a very wide circle of friends, is well versed in all
the arts, and is blessed with wife and wealth. He is a scholar
and has an attractive appearance.
7 Rekhas : Possesses saffron and other precious ar-
ticles, has the fullest happiness, learned in the arts of love-
making" and well honoured by the ruler.
50 ASltTAKA VARGA
8 Rekhas : very famous and highly righteous, has a
resplendent appearance, acquires various kinds of profits,
and his activities are always noble and exalted.
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Now the Bindus obtained by Shukra are explained. The
Blndus are obtained by deducting the Rekhas from eight.
1 Bindu : Suffers from a variety of ailments, has a sinful
nature, stays away from good men, has bad associates or
friends, is devoid of friends and wealth, suffers from the
rulers.
2 Bindus : Lives away from his family members, has
many desires or ambitions, suffers from ill health and en-
emies, has sorrows, and incurs heavy expenses.
:3 Bindus ; always suffers from enemies; is devoid of
self-respect, honour and money; is attached to a woman
(wife); is always rejected by others; has feverish complaints;
and wears unclean clothes.
4 Bindus : has a large family and spends much on their
up-bringing with worries; serves others; is poor; has worries
because of lack of money.
S Bindus : is defeated or vanquished; has the company
of wicked persons and thereby loss of money; always quar-
rels with relatives and good persons; is devoid of happi-
ness.
6 Bindus : devoid of truthfulness and happiness; suffers
from people; stays away from home or his people; becomes
a parasite or borrower; has no kindness or sympathy.
7 Bindus: Suffers from complaints of wind phlegm; has
no good intellect; indulges in bad activities and cruel
deeds; is ungrateful.
8 Bindus : is always worried; does sinful deeds; suffers
from serious or chronic ailments; moves with his foes, and
Is rejected by his friends and relatives; has a cruel or
82
wicked nature; is ungrateful.






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Now the results of the Rekhas obtained by Shani in the
natal chart are explained.
1 Rekha : has a fixed or determined nature; occupies a
place respected by all; good man; endeavours without rest;
has a humble appearance; possesses ornaments; honours
guests.
2 Rekhas : Enjoys happiness; Is free from serious or
chronic ailments; is free from evil and complaints and foes;
has a healthy body and sane mind.
:3 Rekhas : has few sons; has cattles like asses and
. camels, or acquires profits from these; gains from metals;
has wealth; has full knowledge of Dharma and Vedas; has a
tranquil nature and becomes powerful.
4 Rekhas: Enjoys spices and delicious food; has sons
and plenty of foodstuffs; is associated with plenty of money;
luxuries and follows Dharma.
5 Rekhas : Wealthy and prosperous; loves women or is
loved by them; has no foes; rises in life by taking the help
from the rulers; comes from a good family, is a good man;
industrious and happy.
6 Rekhas : keeps his word and promises even at the
risk of his own life; possesses plenty of land and wealth;
respected and honoured by the ruler; is very powerful; has
much gold; has knowledge of law with rights and duties.
7 Rekhas : Secret investigator of the activities of
women; highly courageous; acquires a very good name;
skilled in the knowledge of the arts; wealthy; famous in all
the three worlds; has an attractive appearance.
8 Rekhas possesses varied ornaments and clothes;
64
ASflTAlfA VARGA
skilled in the knowledge of ethics and Vedas; enjoys the
company of women and children.

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The results of the Bindus obtained by Shani at the time
of birth are being explained:
1 Bindu : dejected and low; troubled by the ruler and
becomes hard hearted and cruel; rejected by his relatives
and collaterals; suffers troubles and difficulties; there is no
limit for his sorrow.
2 Bindus : very miserly; speaks sinful or foul language;
harsh or rude tongue; fickle mind; has ailments of the
stomach that disable his body; sinful nature.
.3 Bindus : Suffers at the hands of the people; devoid of
, pity or sympathy and truthfulness; unrighteous; glutton; fa-
ther of children having a cruel nature.
4 Bindus : Impure mind and nature; inimical nature;
stays away from his place; rejects family traditions and rites
, and dharma; gives charity to the undeserving; fails in all his
activities and endeavours.
5 Bindus : Suffers from diseases. insulted and humill-
ated by the people; has few or no friends; fondof other's
women; his children are SUbject to suffering and troubles.
6 Bindus : Engaged in sinful activities; hasmanyfoes. is
subjected to deep sorrows; addicted to other women: is
always afraid; has an unattractive appearance; suffers from
the ailments of the eyes or of the anus.
7 Bindus ; has still born children or his chlldrenwill die;
is devoid of relatives; has many foes; is fallen from the
dharma of his family; rejected by his relatives; has diseases.
8 Bindus : lives in foreign lands; suffers from diseases.
begs from others or is a parasite; suffers poverty; suffers
, from serious ailments arising from biliousness; associated
with very low people.
56
Notes
ASIfTAKA VAROA
The Bindus are unfavourable points. They are obtained
by deducting the Rekhas from eight. Thus one Bekha has
seven Bindus. The results of these two have to be corre-
lated. At many places the results given by the author to the
Rekhas and to the corresponding Bindus are self-contradlc-
tory, These have to be wisely related to one another. More-
over, one should not forget that for ashtaka varga the real
framework is provided by the natal chart only. Possibly the
results may fructify at the time of the transit of the con-
cerned planet. Even then we cannot ignore the major and
minor periods (dasa and antardasa) operating at the time of
the transits.
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II 138 II
If the Sun is debilitated or is in the lagna after being in
the navamasa of his foe, then with three or four Rekhas, the
subject suffers from diseases.
If the Sun is exalted or in Simha Iagna with five or
more Rekhas, the name becomes long lived and is ruler.

Notes
The same view is found in Jataka PahJata (l0.13)
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If the Sun is in a Kendra (L4,7,10) or kona (5,9) with Six
Rekhas, then in his twenty second year; if with five Rekhas,
in his 35
th
year, if with seven Rekhas, in his thirtieth year; if
with eight Rekhas, in thls 36
th
year he or his father will die.
Bff/lflfASlfTAK,A. VARGA
57
Notes
Sun with 8 Rekhas brings wealth through the ruler. 7
Rekhas - splendour, happiness, and prosperity. 6 Rekhas
- Increase in power and courage. 5 Rekhas - gain of money.
4 Rekhas - mixed good and bad results. 3 Rekhas - ob-
stacles, opposition. 1 Rekha - fear from ill health. No Rekha
- death.
Regarding death we have to determine from the natal
chart whether the native has short, medium or long life. If
he has medium or long life, the years of death given may
refer to the father only.
Jataka Par/jata (10.14) supports the author.
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11140 II
Apply the trikona Sodhana (trinal Reduction) and
Ekadhipatya Sodhana (Reduction because of dual lordship).
Then if the Sun with two Rekhas is joined by the Moon,
Budha and Shant in any kendra, note that the native after
his tenth year aquires great paternal property and wealth.
-,
Notes
Jetek par/jata speaks of this property to the father after
the child completes ten years. In the chapter on Prastara
Ashtaka varga, these Reductions are explained.


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<r:f i II 142 II
The four .signs from the signs. occupied by the Sun
first part of the day. From the fifth sign to the.
eighth form the second part of the day. From the ninth to
the twelfth we get the third part of the day. Take ashtaka
varga of .the Add the of the Sun in each part
separately. We thus get three totals. Note in which part
there is the maximum number. It is in that part that the
native achieves or experiences the desired or undesired
results. Where the number is less, there the native has
difficulties and he has to struggle.
Notes
Thus in our example we get 15,16 and 17. This indi-
cates that the third part of life is better than the second
part, and that the second is better than the first. The
third part of life is the best one. This is proved by experi-
ence.

I .

11143 II

In the Sun's, ashtaka varga note the total Rekhas


from the Lagna to the natal Sun. Then again note the
total Bekhasfromthe Sun to the Lagna. The totals represent
the years.. Add these t\Yo aJ1dget a thlrd total.
,.J)uring these years the native experiences sorrows and dif-
ficulties.
Notes
. In our example chart, fromtheSun to the Lagna the
total is 8. From Lagna to the Sun the total is 48. Adding
these .we get 56. There were .difficujties in 1981; and in
1988-89 the native was bedridden for six weeks.
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59
In the ashtaka vargas of the Sun and the Moon note the
sign in which there is no Rekha. When the Sun and the
Moon transit that sign, then no good or auspicious work
should be done. Here the Sun's transit In that sign of his
ashtaka varga, and the Moon's transit in that sign of the
Moon's ashtaka varga are to be considered.
When the Moon is in lagna with one, two, or three
Rekhas, then the native suffers from T.B. and iaziness. If
, such a Moon is with two or three planets, then 37
th
year can
,be fatal. When the waning Moon is in debilitation or in an
, enemy's house and obtains two or three Rekhas being
posited in 1,4,7,10,5,9 or 11, he ruins the results of the
house he occupies.
When the Sun and Moon transit a sign in which there are
no Bekhas, any activity related to marriage, auspicious
function or practical affairs should not be undertaken. If
one undertakes such a work, it will fail. The same view
appears in Jataka l'arijata (9.16-17).
The Moon has only friends and neutrals. The Moon has
no enemies. Temporary enemies can exist when the natural
neutrals are related to the temporary enemies. According to
.yavanesvara the Moon's enemies are the Sun, Mars, Venus
and Saturn. We supported particularly W,l,Vtlnference to
Mars since the Moon is debilitated Ina sign owned by Mars.
Jatakadesa Marga states that when the, S"m.9r Moon
transit in the signs where they have no Rekhas in the
80 ASlfTAKA VARGA
ashtaka vargas, one should not stay with such a person nor
should he first see such a person in the morning (9.17).
The reverse is the case with the transit signs havfng full
Rekhas.
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When the strange Moon is in the natal sign with
more than four Rekhas and is In 1,40,7,10,5,9 or 1L then
the matters signified by that house progress well. If the
Moon with eight Rekhas Is In a kendra, the native
becomes famous, wealthy, scholar and a chief administra-
tor or ruler.
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q=AlSlfq{)
II 147 II
In the Moon's ashtaka varga add the Rekhas from lagna
to the natal Moon. In that year the native has wealth, chil-
dren and the like. Add the Rekhas from the Moon to lagna.
In that year one has financial and other gains. Add these
two figures. In that year one has wealth and happiness from
children.
"ote.
In our example chart the tlrst gives 12, the second 45,
and the two total 57. In 1918 there were auspicious festlvl-
ties, and in 1990 there was the acquisition of a huge house.
In the same way we should count the Rekhas of Guru;
Shukra and benefic Budha also to get the years of happi-
ness, wealth and children.

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P:i!5<t1Cl1['i1'i*l-
II 148 II
When Mars is exalted or in his own house at birth and
has eight Rekhas in 1,4, 9 or l O, the native becomes a
millionaire. If Mars with four Rekhas Is In Mesha, Simha,
Vrischlka, Dhanush or Makara as lagna, the native becomes
a ruler.



II 149 II
If Mars with eight Rekhas is in the tenth house, the
native owns some land. If he is in lagna wtth eight Rekhas,
the native becomes something like a zarnindar, If he is born
in a royal family, he becomes the ruler.
When Mars is in Mesha, Vrlschika or Makara and has
eight Bekhas. and if this is the lagna or the tenth house, the
native becomes an emperor. .
Notes
Jatakadesa Marga gives additional Infonnation. When
Mars transits a sign in which he has eight or maximum
Rekhas, then the native gains lands, wealth.gold and the
like. He performs auspicious functions. He is in the good
looks of the gods and rulers. The direction indicated by that
sign gives him progress in land and victory over foes in that
direction. The opposite results will appear if there are no or
few Rekhas.
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In the ashtaka varga of Mars count the Rekhas from
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lagna to his natal position. In that year the native suffers
difficulties and has accidents from weapons and fire. Count
the Rekhas from the natal Mars to lagna in his ashtakavarga.
In that year the native has troubles. Add the two and that
year gives troubles and fear from weapons, fire and the like.
Notes
In the example chart the first count gives 29 and in
1962 there were some worries. The second count gives
sixteen and in 1974 there were financial and domestic
worries. The total gives 45 and in 1978 year only auspicious
things took place. Hence the view of the author cannot be
accepted totally.
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Count the Bindus from the Mars to Lagna in his own
ashtaka varga. Multiply this by seven and divide it by 27.
The product including the remainder gives the year and
month of disease or death. Or add the remainder to the
product. In the corresponding year there will be diseases
and the like. Or take the remainder and Count from Ashvani
to that number of nakshatra - when a malefic transits that
nakshatra there is disease or fear of death.
In the Ashtaka varga kundali of the planet add the
Rekhas of 1 to 4, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12 from that planet's natal
position. In the years Indicated by these three groups, or in
these parts where Mars transits, then there is the loss or
destruction of cattle, agriculture and money. The group
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63
which gives a greater number indicches the year when there
are profits and gains.
Notes
In our example chart the Bindus from Mars to Lagna are
24. Multiplying by 7 and dividing by 27 we get 6 as the
product and 6 as the remainder. Nothing happened in that
year. Adding the product and the remainder we have
twelve. Nothing took place then. The sixth nakshatra is
Ardra. Mars, Saturn, Rahu, or the Sun transiting this
nakshatara may be said to be harmful.
The three groups of Rekhas give 14,12 and 13. After she
completed 14 years she got married. Nothing happened
when she completed 26 years or 39 years. The results of
the transit of planets like Mars appear to be merely specu-
lative. The total Bindus of Mars being 39, does every one
have trouble in his 39
th
year?
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Count from Lagna the Rekhas upto the sign occupied by
a benefic in the ashtaka varga of benefic planets. In the
corresponding year if there is operating the major period of
a malefic planet, then there are bad results. But if the major
and minor periods of a benefic are operating, that year will
be highly fortunate and auspicious.
Notes
There are natural benefics like Guru Shukra, and Budha
when not with maleflcs, and the Moon from the eighth day
of the light half of the lunar month to the seventh day of the
dark half of the lunar month. There are benefics becoming
functional malefics like Shukra for Mina, Mesha and
Vrischika lagna; Guru for Vrishabha. Mithuna, Kanya, Tula
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and Makara lagnas, Budha for Mesha, Karka, Vrlschlka,
Dhanush and Mina lagnas; and the Moon for Vrishbha and
Simha lagnas. By their Karakatwas (significations) a planet
can be a benefic, like Shani for longevity. It is on these lines
that one has to determine the benefic or malefic nature of
the major period (Maha dasa). .
A natural malefic being strong and having benefic
vargas staying in an auspicious varga and being aspected
by a benefic, can become a benefic. Even the ownership
can make a natural malefic a benefic as Shani becomes for
Vrishabha and Tula lagnas. and as Mars for Karka and
Simha lagnas. Rahu or Ketu in a trikona (1,5,9) with its lord
can be benefics. Rahu in Kumbha (own house) and in
Mithuna (exaltation) is a benefic. Ketu in Vrischika (own
house) and in Dhanush (exaltation) is a benefic.
Even a benefic in 6,8 or 12, or is combust, or is in an
enemy's house, or is weak in Shodhana can became a
malefic.
In our example from Lagna to Gum there are 43
Rekhas, and from Lagna to Shukra we get 50 Rekhas in
their ashtaka vargas. In her 43rd year there was the major
period of Budha and some worries were over. In her fiftieth
year there was an auspicious marriage of daughter in Ketu
mahadasa. Ketu incidentally is a benefic in Jaimini astrol-
ogy and is a friend of the Sun, Moon, 'Mars and Jupiter.

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If Budha with eight Rekhas is in 1,4,7,10, 5 or 9 he gives
prestige, honour, education, knowledge of arts, happiness
and enjoyment. If Budha with one, two or three Rekhas is
in a Kendra or Trikona. and Is also in his own house or in
his exaltation sign, he develops or shows progress in the
factors indicated by that house. He does not harm that
house.
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.. Budha is the significator of speech and education.
Jatakadesa Marya (9.22-28) gives the following additional
information. In the ashtakavarga of Mercury if there is no
benefic Rekha in the second house from him, the native will
be devoid of speech. If there are one, two, or three Rekhas,
he stammers. If there are four Rekhas in that second house,
he is eloquent; 5 or 6 Rekhas - give a form to what others
have spoken; 7 Rekhas - express ideas that are agreeable
to the good and to those who follow the rules properly,
and he becomes a poet. 8 Rekhas - none can answer his
questions in a debate. When the second house counted
from lagna in Budha's ashtaka varga has no Rekhas, the
Ililtive cannot express his intentions properly. If the benefic
Rekhas in the second from Budha in his own ashtaka varga,
are contributed by maleflcs, he speaks arrogantly; if they
are contributed by benefics, his speech is good and attrac-
tive. The Sun's contribution to the Rekhas makes him give
good advice to others; and Shani's contribution will make
his advice wicked, Kuja's contribution causes dissensions.
The benefic Rekhas contributed by Budha will make his
speech sweet; by Guru makes it clear and convincing; and
by Shukra makes it learned in Puranas and kavya, and it is
also humorous. In the case of a Rekha contributed by Moon
in its debilitation or in its inimical sign, the native's speech
is depressed and dubious. If Ketu, Rahu or Mandi occupy
the second from Budha, the speech is very harsh..
Ketu is in the second from Mercury, the native will talk
nonsense in an assembly. If mandi is there, the speech is
related to theft, to curses, or there is-mere prattling. If there
is Rahu, the speech is depraved and it is related to wicked
activities.
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In Budha's ashtaka varga note the sign in which there
are more Rekhas. When the Sun transits that sign, if educa-
tion begins, then the native becomes a scholar in all fields
of knowledge. When Saturn transits a sign in which Budha's
ashtakavarga shows no Rekhas, there is destruction of
wealth, relatives, friends, and the relatives on the maternal
Side.




In Budha's ashtaka varga count the Rekhas from Budha
to lagna. In that year there will be children, wealth and the
like. Count the Rekhas from lagna to Budha, in that year
there will be wealth and children.

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In Guru's ashtaka varga note the sign in which there are
more Rekhas. When the couple make as that sign rises,
there is a conception giving birth to a son. From the direc-
tion indicated by that sign are acquired cows, wealth, con-
veyances and articles of domestic use.

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II 158 II
In Guru's ashtaka varga note the sign In which he has
the lowest number of Rekhas. When the Sun transits that
sign all his efforts and activities will fail. If with five or more
Rekhas even if Guru is in 6,8 or 12 the native has long life.
The native acquires wealth and destroys his foes.

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If with eight Rekhas Guru is in exaltation a Kendra or'
Kona or if Guru with eight Rekhas is neither debilitated, nor
in an enemy's house, nor combust-then the native be-
comes a ruler and acquires fame.
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Jatakadesa Marga (9.29) states: When Guru transits the
sign in which he has the largest number of Rekhas in his
own ashtaka varga, any Japa or tapas, prayers, initiation,
keeping the sacred fires, performance of rituals or sacri-
fices, study of Vedas, feeding guests and Brahmanas, at-
tempt to have children and to amass wealth-all these will
prove effective. If these are undertaken when Guru transits
the sign having the least number of Rekhas, the above
mentioned activities will prove uneffective.



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If in the above combination the native is born in a
Brahmana family, he is honoured by the ruler, becomes
prosperous, a scholar, is humble, possesses good qualities,
is righteous, famous, wise and courageous.
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If Guru is with seven Rekhas and is with the Moon, the
native is very wealthy and has children. If he is with six
Rekhas, the native has wealth and conveyances. If he has
88 AS/fTAKA VARGA
five Rekhas, he is victorious and has a pure character.
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In Guru's ashtaka varga count the rekhas from natal
Guru's position to lagna, and in Shukla's ashtaka varga
count from natal Shukla's position to lagna. Take the
rekhas separately. In the same way count the Rekhas from
lagna to Guru, and from lagna to Shukla. In the correspond-
ing years one has wealth, children and happiness.

The intention appears to be that the count should be
from Guru or Shukra to the twelfth house only.
In our example Guru to lagna gives 25, and upto the
twelfth only 20. Shukla to lagna gives 13, and upto the
twelfth only 8. The year 20 was prosperous.




When Shukra with eight Rekhas is In a Kendra or Kona,
the native becomes a commander In the army, has many
conveyances, and is a ruler. If such a Shukla has seven
Rekhas, the native acquires wealth and precious stones,
become a ruler and enjoys pleasures till the end of the
life.

Jatakadesa Marga (9.30) states: When Shukra transits a
sign having the highest number of Rekhas in his ashtaka
varga, the native acquires full furnishing for his bed-cham-
ber, knowledge of music, performance of marriages, sen-
B/fIffffASlfTAKA VARQA 69
sual enjoyment, and much prosperity. fie has the best
linen, silk and wool.
Notes
Take the total Rekhas from lagna to Guru and from Guru
to lagna in Guru's ashtaka varga. Also take the Rekhas from
lagna to Shukra and from Shukra to lagna. These indicate
the years of prosperity.



II 165 II
Note the Sign in Shani's ashtaka varga where there is no
Rekha. When Shani transits that sign, the native dies soon.
But if the native has more longevity, during that transit he
loses his wealth. When Shani is exalted and is not in a
Kendra with one, two, three or four Rekhas, the native has
a short life.

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When a strong Shani is in lagna with five or six Rekhas,
The native has many quick rebirths. It means that the native
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has a short life only. If Shani is in an enemy's house or is
debilitated and has more than four Rekhas, and if at the
same time the Moon is in the vargas of benefic planets, the
native has a long life.

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When Shani is in lagna or in the fifth house, and if it is
his debilitation sign or an enemy's house or if he is com-
bust, note the Rekhas. If the Rekhas are four or five, the
native has servants, camels, conveyances and wealth. If the
above Shani has eight Rekhas, he becomes the head of the
village or town, and is also an expert in mantra and tantra.
If this Shani has seven Rekhas he becomes wealthy.

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In Shanl's ashtaka varga count the Rekhas from Shani
to lagna. and from lagna to Shant. Add also these two. In
the corresponding years the native loses money, children
and happiness. .,

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In Shani's ashtaka varga count the Rekhas from sign
occupied by Qulika to lagna, and lagna to Oullka, Add
these two also. In the corresponding years there Is fear or
danger from weapons. This happens if there is no benefic in
lagna.
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Notes
Note the duration of the day or night into eight equal
parts. If the birth is in the day time count from the lord of
the day as per the order of the week days. Gulika's portion
falls at the end of Shani's part. If the birth is in the night,
count from the lord of the fifth day from the day of birth.
Gulika is at the end of Shani's part.
When the length of the day is thirty ghatikas or twelve
hours, in the order of the week days of birth Mandi's posi-
tion is at 26,22, 18, 14, 10, 6 and 2 ghatikas from sunrise.
If the birth is at night Mandl's position is at the end of Io.
6, 2, 26, 22, 18, 14 ghatikas from sunset in the order of the
week days. As the duration is more or less than thirty
ghatikas apply the rule of three for the ghatikas of Mandi.
Each ghatika is equal to 24 minutes.



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In the same way count the Rekhas from Shanl to lagna
and from lagna to Shani. Also add these. In the correspond-
ing years there will be fear and loss.
In a similar manner count the Rekhas from Rahu to
lagna and from lagna to Rahu in Rahu's ashtaka varga. Add
also these. In the corresponding years there is loss of hap-
piness.
Similarly in Shani's ashtaka varga count the Rekhas
from Rahu's natal position to Iagna and from Iagna to
Rahu's position. Also add these two. In the corresponding
years there will be fear from poison.
In the ashtaka varga of Mars count the Rekhas from
Mars to lagna and from lagna to Mars. Also add these. In the
corresponding years there is fear .from weapons or sharp
instruments.
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ASftTAKA VARGA
In the ashtaka varga of the Sun, count the Rekhas from
the Sun to lagna and from lagna to the Sun. Also add these.
In the corresponding years there is fear from wounds and
the like.
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II 171 II
In Shani's ashtaka varga note the signs where there are
no Rekhas. When Shani or the Sun transits that sign then
the native suffers diseases and malefic results.
When a malefic transits a sign having no Rekhas and if
at the same time the major period of a malefic is operating,
or if a malefic transits 1, 5 or 9 signs from the sign having
no Bekhas. the native definitely dies.
Notes
We have also to determine the longevity of the native. If
the native has a long life, and the transit takes place early,
instead of death there will be only serious or chronic Illness.
Alongwith this we have to keep in mind whether the operat-
ing period is that of a functional malefic or not. We have
explained earlier who the functional maleflcs are. Shant,
Kuja, Rahu are cruel maleflcs, while the Sun is only a
malefic. These can become functional benefics. Guru,
Shukra, waxing Moon and Mercury unassociated with
malefics are natural benefics. They can become functional
malefics.
CICICI
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Samudaya Ashtakavarga
Aggregate Asbtakavarga

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In this chapter the author explains the position of the
Rekhas, and the total number of Rekhas in each house.
Later he will indicate the results of the Rekhas in the twelve
signs and of the planets in order.

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ASl1TAKA VARGA
We explain how to prepare the samudaya (aggregate) or
sarva ashtaka varga. The total of all the ashtaka vargas is
called samudaya ashtaka varga. The Rekhas of the two
luminaries, five planets, and lagna are to be enumerated in
all the twelve signs. Then total the Rekhas for each sign.
Notes
Some authorities do not consider the ashtaka varga of
Lagna. The present author rejects their view. He removes
the contribution of the Rekhas contributed from-Lagna to
the various planets and lists them separately under Lagna.
Including he Rekhas from Lagna we get the following in our
example. The first is Dhanur Lagna with which we begin.
..
1
Rav! 3
Chandra 3
KuJa 2
Budha 3
Curu 5
Shukra 5
Shanl 5
Total 26
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
3 4 4 633 4 4 635
4 5 3 4 6 6 3 542 4
4 2 4 442 3 4 6 2 2
5 3 6 443 6 4 655
2 5 7 257 3 7 535
5 3 5 6 4 5 4 3 4 6 2
2 2 3 245 4 3 432
25 24 32 28 30 31 27 30 35 24 25
Total
48
49
39
54
56
52
39
337
Separating the contribution of Lagna we get the follow-
ing Rekhas.
1 234
3 3 3 3
Chandra 3 4 4 3
Kuja 1 4 1 4
Budha 2 4 3 5
567 8
6 2 3 4
4 5 6 3
432 3
43 3 5
9 10 11 12
452 4
5 3 1 4
4 5 1 2
4 545
Total
42
45
34
47
SAMYDAYA ASI1TAKAVAROA
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Guru 4 1 5 6 1 4 6 3 6 4 2 5 47
Shukra 4 4 2 4 5 4 5 3 2 4 5 2 44
Shan! 4 2 1 2 2 3 5 4 3 3 2 2 33
Total 25 28 23 28 31 26 35 27 32 32 21 29 337
Removing the contribution of lagna to the luminaries
and five planets and treating Lagna separately is more rea-
sonable. This makes ashtaka (Eight) varga meaningful. Even
here Lagna's contribution to itself is removed. Thus the
figure 337 is presented in fact.

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Find the total Rekhas in each sign and note them. This
gives the aggregate ashtaka varga which includes the lagna,
the luminaries and the five planets. It Is from this ashtaka
varga that the influences of the transiting planets have to be
delineated.
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Visvanatha supports this view. Jivanatha states that if
the total Rekhas in the ninth house are 35, the native is
victorious, has greatness and courage, is royal by birth or
character, destroys his foes and enjoys great happiness. If
there are 40 Rekahs in the tenth house, the native enjoys
great happiness from horses, elephants and gold. This hap-
piness increases. The native becomes famous as a ruler. He
has fame surrounded by poets and authors. When the
Rekhas are more than thirty, the native has great wealth.:
from business, honour from the ruler, incomparable con:
76 ASlfTAIfA VARGA
veyances, ornaments and precious stones or gems, auspi-
cious functions, love of music and pleasures from dancing
women.
The planets owning the twelve houses preside over the
various parts of the body thus: Sun--head; Moon-face;
Mars-neck and throat; Budha-near the navel; Guru-nostrils;
Shukra-eyes; Shant Rahu and Ketu-stomach and abdo-
men.
The planets give their results in transit within the frame-
work of the operating Vimshottari dasa and antardasa. The
results depend on their strength or weakness.
In the Sarva Ashtaka varga, says Jatakadesa Marga
(9.35-36), the figures indicating the number of benefic
Rekhas in the twelve houses are as follows. Reckoning is
from
Sun 3,3,3,3,2,3,4,5,3,5,7,2
Moon 2,3,5,2,2,5,2,2,2,3,7,1
Mars 4, 5, 3, 5, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 6, 7, 2
or4,5,3,4,3,3,4,4,4,6,7,2
Budha: 3, 1, 5, 2, 6, 6, 1, 2, 5, 5, 7,3
Quru : 2, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 2, 4, 2, 4, 7, 3
or2, 1, L 2,3,4,2,4,2,4,7;4
Shukra: 2,3,3,3,4,4,2,3,4,3,6,3
Shani 3, 2, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 6, 1
Lagna 5,3,,5 5,2,6, L 2, 2, 6, 7, 1
.. 43
.. 36
- 49
.. 49
.. 46
.. 36
.. 36
- 40
.. 42
.. 45
Total 422
In our example chart we get the following starting from
Dhanur Lagna.
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to 11 12 Total
Sun 3 3 3 2 3 4 5 3 5 7 2 3 43
Moon 7 1 2 3 5 2 2 5 2 2 2 3 36
Mars 3 3 4 4 4 6 7 2 4 5 3 4 49
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Mere. 1 5 2 6 6 1 2 5 5 7 3 3 46
.~ J u p . 3 4 2 4 2 4 7 4 2 1 1 2 36
*Shukra
3 3 4 4 -2 3 4 3 6 3 2 3 40
,lShani
1 3 2 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 6 42
Lagna 5 3 5 5 2 6 1 2 2 6 7 1 45
Total 26 25 24 32 28 30 31 27 30 35 24 25 337
Number one is Dhanush (Sagittarius) which is the lagna
and number twelve is Vrischika (Scorpio). Thus we get the
following figures for our example chart.
32 28 30 31
24
27
25
30
Lagna 26
25
24 35
The sign having 28, according to another school 30,
and more Rekhas is the best. The sign having between 25
and 30 has medium strength. The sign with less than 25 is
bad. When benefics transit the best signs, the results are
very good. We have also to consider the natal position of
the concerned planet, its Karakatvas (significations) and the
Karakatvas of that house. By natal position is meant its
ownership, placement, association with and aspects from
other planets.
There is the method of Sudarsana. Note the sign to
which the longevity of the native extends. In that year find
the Rekhas of that sign. Depending on the nature of that
sign as strong, medium or weak, we get the concerned
results.
78 ASlfTAKA VARGA
In our example lagna has 25, Rekhas and therefore has
medium strength. Then the years 1, 13,25,37,49,61 and
so on give physical fitness and the significations of lagna
give average results. In the second house we get 28 Rekhas
as per the earlier count which is as follows:
28 31 26 35
23
27
28
32
Lagna 25
29
21 32
The second house has medium strength. The years 2,
14, 26, 38, 50, 62 and so on give loss of wealth and of
family happiness. The fourth house has 28 Rekhas with
medium strength. The seventh house is strong. The years 7,
19,31, 43, 55 and so on give the best results. The tenth
house with 32 Rekhas is strong. The years 10, 22, 34, 46,
58 and so on give very good results. In this manner we have
to examine the houses.
If the eleventh house has 30 or more Rekhas, then in
that year there are huge profits in business, honour from
the ruler, acquisition of good conveyance, good clothes and
precious gems and the like.
Note in what sign the planet has more Rekhas. The ruler
of that sign, or the planet associated with the planet in that
sign will give full benefic results.
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The sign having less than 25 Rekhas gives unfavourable
results about the factors indicated by that sign. The sign
having 30 and more Rekhas gives the most favourable
results in that year or in the major period of the owner of
that sign. Incidents like marriage and other auspicious func-
tions take place. In the years indicated by less than 25
Rekhas no auspicious functions should be undertaken.
Notes
Siddhasena, Visvanatha and Brahmayamala support
this view.



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If there are more Rekhas in the eleventh than in the
tenth and in the twelfth, and if the lagna has more Rekhas
than the twelfth, then the native is happy, famous, strong,
wealthy and he enjoys life.
Notes
This view is supported by Brahmayamala, Siddhasena,
Vaidyanatha and others. If the twelfth has more Rekhas
than the eleventh and lagna, the native is unhappy, poor,
and devoid of happiness. In our example chart the twelfth
ASIfTAKA VAROA
has greater Rekhas than the eleventh and lagna. The results
did not follow as given. In the original ashtakavarga (with-
out lagna ashtakavarga) the Rekhas in 1L 12 and 1 are 24,
25, 26. This seems to be nearer the truth.
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If the Rekhas in 11 are less than in 10, and more in 12
than in 1L and less in lagna than in 12, the native suffers
poverty. The sign having more Rekhas gives favourable
results concerning that house. The strength is more in 30
and above, medium in 25 to 29, and bad in less than 25.
Notes
If there are more Rekhas in 6, 8, 12 houses, they be-
come strong for good or bad. The result is increase of
diseases, death and loss respectively. Hence there should
be a less number of Rekhas in these houses. The Rekhas
should be more in benefic houses. This view is supported
by Mantresvara and Brahmayamala.
In our example chart houses 11, 12 and 1 have 21, 29,
and 25 Rekhas. The results are contrary to those given.
Houses 6, 8, 12 have 26,27 and 29 Rekhas. Houses 7, 9,
10 and 5 have more than 30 Rekhas. Houses 2, 3 and 4
have 28, 23 and 28 Rekhas.
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SAMUDAYA ASlfTAKAVARDA 81
Any planet which is (a) in its own house, or (b) in its
. exaltation, or (c) in a friend's house, or (d) in 1, 4, 7, 10,5,
9, 3, 6, 11, or (e) is in the shadvargas of beneflcs, or (f) has
strength as per Shadbalas-still if it has few Rekhas, it de-
stroys the benefic results.
Notes
.The strength as per the Rekhas in ashtaka varga is said
to be more important than all other considerations. This is
also the opinion of Vriddha Yavana.

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Any planet that is (a) in 6, 8 or 12, or (b) in an enemy's
house, or (c) is debilitated, or (d) is in the vargas of
maleflcs, or (e) is with the lord of the sign occupied by
Gulika, or (f) is somehow associated with such a lord-still if
it has more Rekhas, it will definitely give benefic results.
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The first group is from Mina to Mithuna, the second is
from Karka to Tula, and the third is from Vrischika to
Kumbha. Now for all the planets enumerate separately the
Rekhas in each group. We have to take the Rekhas in the
Samudaya ashtaka varga only. The three groups represent
the first, the middle, and the last phases of life. The group
that has a greater number of Rekhas shows the auspicious
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ASlfTAKA VARQA
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results in that part of life. The group having lesser Rekhas
gives unfavourable results during that period of life. The
group having a malefic gives rise to difficulties and
troubles. The group having a benefic gives benefic results.
If it has both benefics and malefics, the results are of a
mixed nature. .
Notes
Thts view is supported by Devasala-Jataka and Brahma
yamala. In our example chart we get the following Rekhas in
the three groups starting with Mina (Pisces) (as per Sarva
Ashtaka varga). '
(a) '32 + 28 + 30 + 31 = 121 There is no benefic or
malefic.
(b) 27 + 30 + 35 + 24 = 116 There are two beneflcs
and two malefics.
(c) 25 + 26 + 25 + 24 = 100 There is one benefic.
The first group has many Rekhas. The first one-third part
of life must be the happiest. The last part cannot be happy,
the second part with two benefics should be better than the'
first. The last with one benefic is better than the first part of
life; and it should be a little less than the second part.
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According to some scholars the three groups of four
signs each should be counted from the twelfth house. Still
some others argue that in the formation of the groups the
Rekhas of houses 8 and 12 are to be excluded.
Notes
Jataka Parijata (l0.57-58) states these views.
Jatakadesa Marga (9AO) gives only the first view. But both
SAMUDAYA ASlfTAKAVARQA 83
the authorities state the following: The first group refers
the Rekhas of the kendras (1, 4, 7, 10); the second to the
Panapharas (2, 5, 8, 11), and the third to the apoklimas (3,
6, 9, 12) (Jatakadesa Marga, 9.41). Devasa/a Jataka ac-
cepts the grouping of four figures from Mina, Karka, and
Vrischika. Jatakadesa Marga, BrahmayamaJa, Jataka
Farijata and the present author also support this view. But
when the count is from Mina, which is the twelfth sign of the
zodiac, the view which takes the first group to start from the
twelfth house stands to reason.
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Take the three groups as consisting of the kendras,
Parapharas and Apoklimas. The group that has greater
Rekhas shows benefic results during that part of life.
Notes
Some authorities argue that the houses 1 to 5 refer to
the first part of life, houses 5 to 9 refer to the second
part of life and houses 9 to 12 to the last part. The part
having greater Rekhas brings happiness in that part of
life. The part having an exalted planet, or a benefic in
a friend's house, gives power, happiness and prosperity.
The part having a debilitated planet, or a planet in an
enemy's house, or having a planet with no Rashmis, or a
malefic-that part of life brings diseases, sorrow, and
loss.
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lit II 21 II
We have referred to the three groups earlier. A group
having 120 and more Rekhas gives in that part of life the
greatest happiness, peace, gains, health, honour, wife and
children.
84
Notes
ASlfTAKA VAROA
If there are more Rekhas in the second group than in the
first and more in the third than in the second, it is called
Kahala yoga. Such a native grows from more to more.
If the second group has more Rekhas than the other
two, it is called Maddhala yoga. The native takes delight in
music, dance and the like. tie has happiness in the second
part of life.
When the three groups are more or less equal, it is Bheri
yoga or Sarvanga yoga. Such a native enjoys happiness and
prosperity throughout life.
When the second group has less Rekhas than the first
and the third, it is Damara yoga. Such a native enjoys much
happiness in old age.
When the first part has the greatest number of Rekhas
and the second has the lowest with the third in between
these two, it is Vina yoga.
When the first group has the highest Rekhas and the
third has the lowest, it is Airvata yoga.
When the first part has the lowest number of Rekhas
and the others are equal to one another, it is Vasiyoga.
These are not the same yogas as found in our standard
texts. These are mentioned in some works on Ashtaka
varga. Scholars and students should conduct enough re-
search about these. The results of these yogas are more or
less similar to those given in our standard texts.
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A chart may show Rajayoga and prosperity. When 'will
this materialise? This is a question to be thought about and
answered. For this note the Rekhas in Lagna as per
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SAMYDAYA ASIfTAXAVARDA 8&
Samudaya Ashtaka varga. In the year Indicated by that
number the native has education, children, government
conveyances and money.

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II 23 II
In samudaya ashtaka varga count the Rekhas from
Lagna to the sign occupied by Shani. This total is to be
multiplied by seven and divided by 27. The product
counted from Asvini gives a nakshatra. When a malefic
planet transits that nakshatra or Its tenth or its nineteenth
nakshatra, the native suffers diseases, sorrows and
troubles. Or these results may appear in the year indicated
by the product.
Notes
Jatakadesa Marga (9.43) states: Add the Rekhas from
Lagna to the sign occupied by Shanl: Multiply this by seven
and divide the total by 27. In the year indicated by the
quotient the native suffers from diseases and misery. In the
same way take the figures from Shani to Lagna, from Lagna
to Mars and from Mars to Lagna. MUltiply these separately
by seven and divide then by 27. The quotient gives the
years of troubles and sickness.
In our example chart Lagna to Shani gives 53 Rekhas.
63 multiplied by seven is 371. Divide by 27 the quotient is
13. And from shant to Lagna is 337. MUltiplied by seven we
get 2359. Divide by 27 the quotient is 87. The first gives
Nasta, Sravana and Rohini nakshatras. The second gives
Ardra, Svati and Satabhisha nakshatras. The malefics tran-
siting these constellations, or the years 13 and 87 will be
sorrowful.
Should we take the Rekhas in the lagna and in the sign
occupied by Shani. That we. should do so, Is the view of
86 ASl1TAlfA VAKQA
Vaidyanatha, Mantreswara and Jatakadesa Marga.
Another view is that we should ignore the Rekhas of
Lagna and those in the house occupied by Shani. But if
Shani is in the second or in the twelfth house, there will be
no Rekhas.
The author of this work says that while counting from
Shani to Lagna, the Rekhas of Lagna are not to be counted.
Also from Lagna to Shant the Rekhas in the sign occupied
by Shani are to be ignored. This view appears to be reason-
able.
The difficulty arises from the expressions 'Shanyanta'
and 'lagnaanta' used In Jataka Perijete, and
gatabhavanakshantam used by Jataka desa Marga. Two
Interpretations are possible. 'Paryanta' does not Include the
sign. Research scholars should decide on this matter.
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As before count the Rekhas from Shani to Lagna. Multi-
ply the total by seven and divide it by 27. Take the quotient
and count the star from Asvini. When a malefic transits that
star or its tenth or its nineteenth, there will be sorrow and
Illhealth,
In the same way treat the Rekhas from Mars to Lagna
and from Lagna to Mars. The quotient Indicates sorrow and
the like.
The same method is to be applied to benefics Guru and
Shukra, to the waning Moon, and to Budha unassociated
with malefics. The quotient indicates the years of happiness
and wealth.
"otes
When there is a remainder we should add one to the
SAMYDAYA ASffTAlfAVARQA 87
quotient. Or we should convert the remainder to degrees
and minutes to get the specific degree of the nakshatra. If
we take the quotient to refer to elapsed years of age, the
remainder should be converted to months and days.

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11 25 II
When the lord of the twelfth house is Makara or Kumbha
and if the lagna is owned by Shant note whether both the
lords of lagna and the eighth are weak. Then the Rekhas in
Lagna indicate the longevity of the native.
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If the lord of the fourth is in Lagna, and the lord
of Lagna is in the fourth, and if these two houses have
33 equal Rekhas, the native becomes wealthy and is a
ruler.
If the lagna, fourth house, and the eleventh have more
than 30 Rekhas, then the native after his fortieth year be-
comes powerful, wealthy and ruler.
If the fourth and the ninth houses have more than 25
Rekhas upto 33 Rekhas, then the native after his twenty
eighth year has happiness and conveyances.
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II 28 II
When Guru is in Karka (Cancer) which should be the
fourth house, and if that sign has forty Rekhas, and if the
rising sign is Mesha (Aries) having the Sun, then the native
becomes a ruler. He owns a lakh of horses-becomes
wealthy.



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When the rising sign is Sagittarius and has forty Rekhas
with Guru in it, and if Shukra and Mars are exalted while
Shani is in Aquarius, the native will have all the wealth and
become the head of the state.
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Houses I, 5 and 9 are called Bandhu. Houses 2, 6, and
10 are known as Sevaka. Houses 7 and 11 are called
Foshaka. Houses 4, 8 and 12 are treated as Qhataka.
Add the Rekhas in these four groups separately. If the
Rekhas in Poshaka are greater than those in Ghataka, the
native is wealthy. Otherwise, he lives in poverty.
Notes.
In our example we get 88, 86, 79 and 84 Rekhas re-
spectively. Ghataka is greater than Poshaka. And yet the
native did not live in prosperity. Bandhu Rekhas are greater
and the native is loved and adored by people.

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SAMUDAYA ASI1TAKAVAHOA 89

"M1Ch'llI'I: II 31 II
The Kendras and Konas (L 4, 7, 10, 5 and 9) are called
antahkarana. The other six signs are called external bahya.
Take the total Rekhas of these two groups separately. If the
antahkarana Rekhas are greater, then the native has mental
peace and satisfaction, greater education, knowledge and
courage. If it is otherwise, the native is self centred or
conceited, envious and sorrowful.
Notes
In our example the antahkarana sIgns have Rekhas,
While the others have 154 Rekhas. The results given apply
fully to the native.
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II 32 II
The first three signs Mesha, Vrishabha and Mithuna pre-
fer living in the east. Karka, Simha and Kanya refer to the
south. Tula, Vrischika and Dhanush indicate the west. The
remaining three refer to the north.
Take to Rekhas in the four groups. The group which has
a greater number of Rekhas indicates the direction from
where one gets money and happiness.
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II 33 II
Others opine differently. Houses 1, 11 and 12 indicate
the east, houses 8,9, 10 refer to the south; houses 5,6 and
7 show the west; and houses 2,3, and 4 refer to the north.
Treat these groups as before and note the direction
90 ASIiTAXA VAROA
from which one gets happiness and money.


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The direction in which the Rekhas are between 54 and
70, that direction gives bad results. The direction having 70
to 90 Rekhas gives average results. The" direction having
more than 90 Rekhas gives the best results.
The direction in which there is a planet rising, is in its
own house or in exaltation or in Mula trikona, that direction
brings success in all the efforts undertaken by the native.


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Note the direction of the sign in the lord of the
second house is posited. It is in that direction the native
acquires wealth. Note the direction of the sign in which the
lord of the eighth house is situated. It is in that direction the
native has his end.
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4
Gochara Ashtaka Varga:
Ashtakavarga of Transiting
Planets

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Draw nine horizontal lines and thirteen vertical lines for
the ashtaka varga of gochara (transiting planets). This will
be similar to Bhinna ashtaka varga. Thus we have columns
for the twelve signs, and for lagna, the two luminaries and
the five planets.
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We have to place the Lagna, Moon ,Budha, Shukra, Sun,
Mars, Guru and Shani from the southern direction onwards.
It is in this sequence the results given by the planets are
delineated.
Notes
The sequence follows is that of the inner and outer
planets. These are the Kakshyas. The farthest is Shani.
92 ASlfTAKA VAR'QA
..
Between the Sun and the earth are Budha, Shukra and the
Moon. The Sun is at the centre. The others are beyond the
earth in their distances from the Sun. Kuja, Guru and Shani
are the outer planets. The author does not consider the
planets beyond Shani-- namely Uranus, Neptune and Pluto,
called by some Indra, Varuna and Yama respectiveIy:tTra-
nus is very muCh likelillJa, Shani-arid Rahu and owns
Kumbha. Neptune is like the and Guru and owns
Pisces. Pluto owns Scorpio and his influence is not so much
on individuals as on nations. 'I
Including the Lagna we get eight Kakshyas.
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The placement of the planets and Lagna follows the
sequence of Sun, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Mercury,
Moon and Lagna. There is an alternative method. Following
Brahmayamala and other texts the author has fixed this
sequence.



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When does a planet transiting a sign reveal benefic
or malefic result? To answer this question we divide each
sign into eight equal parts. Since a sign has thirty degrees,
each dlvlslon has 345'. These parts are ruled by the
seven planets and lagna for purposes of predicting the
results.
Notes
Let us assume that for a native Shanl is yogakarka and
Is capable of giving the best results. When Shani transits a
OOCflARA ASflTAIfA VAROA 103



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If in any month there are nine Rekhas, one may die of
snake bite. Hence he should recite Oaruda Oayatri; or one
should gift a carriage drawn by four horses.
A month showing ten Rekhas indicates death by weap-
ons, the propitiatory rite includes the gift of diamond with a
silver armour.
A month having eleven Rekhas shows death by illicit
brew or abhichara. To avoid this a silver idol is to be gifted.
A month having twelve Rekhas indicates death by poi-
soned or contamInated water. To avoid this land has to be
gifted.
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We give the results indicated by the number of Rekhas
in a month.
13 - Death by difficulty or pain. Gift of saligram is
necessary.
14 - Time brings about the death. Idol of
Varahamurthl is to be gifted.
15 - Fear from the ruler, An elephant or sesamum in
an idol are to be given as charity.
16 - There is misery. Kalpa Vriksha or five palas of
gold is to be given.
17 - Disease, loss of place, indigestion, jaggery ami
cow are to be donated. If at that time running
dasa is that of a malefic jaggery corresponding
to his weight should be donated.
Notes
Puranas speak of ten kinds of dhenus (cows) - guda
(jaggery), ghrita (ghee), Tila (sesamum), jala (water), kshlra
QOClfARA ASlfTAKA VARQA 10&
(milk), madhu (honey), sarkara (Sugar), dadhi (curd), Rasa
(essence or liquid) and actual cow.
These danas (gifts) may be all right with big land owners
and millionaires. The common man can do well by praying
and fasting and by reciting Gayatri.

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18 Rekhas - Quarrelsome, false speech, hard
heartedness, loss of money and troubles. Gift of ruby, gold,
land; or cow is fixed.
19. Rekhas - Renunciation or death. elephant or horse
or a chariot. drawn by these is to be gifted.
20 Rekhas - Loss of intellect or doing sinful acts. White
horse or cow is to be given in charity; or he should feed ten
thousand Brahmanas.
21 Loss or absence of job, sinfulness or loss of wealth
and gains. He should gift com or instal the idol of Brahma.
22- Weakness, poverty, troubles from relatives, difficul-
ties. A cow with a calf or the ten mahadanas are pre-
scribed.
OOCIfARA A5lfTAKA VAROA
107
23 - Many worries. The idol of the Sun in gold is to be
gifted.
24 - Lust for loose women. If the major period of a
malefic is operating, the native is rejected by his relatives in
that month and he has loss of wealth, change of place.
Cows are to be gifted.
Some shanti also should be done.
25 - Misfortune from planets, wind disease or chronic
indigestion. Feeding of Brahmana is prescribed. tie must
perform nava graha homas.
Notes
As we said above, these danas and the like can be done
.only by rajas and maharajas; or by ministers at the expense
of the State exchequer.
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26 Rekhas - dullness, loss of memory, fickle nature.
Worship of Vagisvari (Sarasvati), gifting of honey and sugar,
and performances of homa are prescribed.
27 Rekhas - Over-expenditure, worry and anxiety, un-
clear mind and intellect. Worship of Mahalakshmi and
homa are necessary. .
28 Rekhas - No gains, over-expenditure, fruitless labour,
and failure to get money. Noma with the mantra of the Sun
god is prescribed.



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29 Rekhas : Worried. Gold is to be gifted to the Vedic
scholars, or half of the cost of that gold is to be donated to
the Brahmanas. Then he will be free from diseases, become
powerful, tranquil and longlived. These malefic results will
operate particularly when the period of a malefic is operat-
ing.
Notes
If there are 29 Rekhas there should be benefic results in
QOCltARA ASltTAKA VARQA
that month. The native receives honour and respect.
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30 Rekhas - Benefic or auspicious results. Acquires
wealth through business, as per the authoritative texts.
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31 Rekhas Gain of money. The native does very good
things of a useful nature-,
32 Rekhas . Gain of children and wealth in that month.
33 Rekhas - Honour from the ruler, success in all efforts,
money from business.
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34 Rekhas - Good clothes, wide fame, righteous, under-


takes pilgrimages.
35 Rekhas - Increase in splendour and property.
36 Rekhas - Best child is acquired.
37 Rekhas A daughter is born.
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38 Rekhas - Achieves the desired goals.
39 Rekhas - Money and precious stones are acquired.
40 Rekhas - Great wealth, many sources of income.
41 Rekhas - Great wealth.
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42 Rekhas : Brings splendour and happiness to the
entire He is charitable, adored by the people, and
enjoys luxuries. He is wealthy.
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43 Rekhas - Prosperity from many sources and happi-
ness.
44 and 45 Rekhas - Wealth, honour, gains from virtuous
acts, and becomes similar to Brahma.

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46 Rekhas - Many auspicious activities and happiness.
47 Rekhas - Has all the best qualities.
48 Rekhas - Shows kindness to all beings, has qualities
of a ruler, splendorous, deeply attached to Dharma, righ-
teous, wise, wealthy, best of the wise.
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Now the results of the chart drawn for the day are
explained. The day for the Hindus starts from the local
mean time of sunrise.
If the Rekhas are 28 the results are average. If they
are more than 28, there are favourable results. If they
are less than 28 the results are unfavourable. When they
are less than 14, dharma, money and happiness are de-
stroyed.
Notes
First we should draw the Bhinna Ashtaka Varga of the
natal chart. Then for the required day note the Rekhas of
the transiting planets in their respective signs as before.


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FRASTARA AS/fTAKA VARGA
123
(c) The total Sodhya Pindas Yoga Pindas are -
Sun 217; Moon 178; Kujal06; Budha270;
Guru 251: Shukra 264; Shani 100; Lagna 201;
II As per the author's view we detail the figures as follows:
(a) Rasi Pindas : Sun 36;
Budha 33; Guru 190;
Moon 61; Kuja 24;
Shukra 76; Shant 82:
(b) The Graha Pindas are as follows:
Sun 15;
Guru 50;
Moon 23; Kuja 16;
Shukra 21; Shant 0;
Budha 0;
Lagna 0;
(c) So total Sodhya or Yoga Pindas are as follows:
Sun 51; Moon 84; Kuja 40; Budha 33;
Guru 240; Shukra 97; Shant 82; Lagna 19.
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(Original Text with Translation, Notes &
Exhaustive Commentary in lucid English)
by Dr G.S. Kapoor
Excellent Work on Predictive Astrology
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Graha Janya Ashtaka Varga
PhaIa
Results of the Ashtakavarga
arising from Planets
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The problems concerning the father are to be known
. from the ashtaka varga of the Sun.
From this ashtaka varga we can know about the soul,
one's own power of influence, the periods when the father
has problems and difficulties, one's own ability and the
like.
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ORAl/A JAJYYA AS/ITAKA VAROA P/IALA 125
How to IcJraw the ashtaka varga of the planets on the
basis of the natal chart has been explained earlier.
The ninth house from the natal Sun is the sign of the
father. The Yoga Pinda of the Sun (explained in the previous
chapter) is to be multiplied by the Rekhas in this house and
divided by 27. Count the Remainder from Asvini. When
Shani transits this constellation there are troubles and diffi-
culties to the father.
Or the period of difficulty can be when Shani transits its
tenth or nineteenth star. These are the trinal stars. If at that
time the major period capable of inflicting the death of the
father is in progress, then the father or a close relative on
the father's side will die.
If in the fourth house from the Sun there is Shant Rahu
or Mars, and if that house is not aspected by Guru or
Shukra, then the native himself will be responsible for the
destruction of the father.
Notes
These views are supported by Devashala and
Mantreshwara. Some take the tenth also to be the sign for
the father; the author takes the ninth.
The fifth from Lagna is the house of children. The
ninth from the fifth indicates the native. Hence the ninth
is said to be the house of the father. But the fourth is
the house of the mother; and its seventh should indicate
her husband. When the tenth should be the house of
the father. Parasara gives both the houses for the father.
If the tenth house or the twelfth has Kuja and if at the
same time the ninth lord is debilitated, Parasara states
that the father is poor or loses all his wealth (Parasara
Hom, 21.4).
In north India the tenth house and in the south the ninth
are treated as the house of the father. Western astrologers
accept the tenth. The tenth is also the house of karma,
126 ASlfTAKA VA.ROA
profession, power and authority. Deva Kerala supports the
ninth house.
The third house is said to indicate the father in law. It is
the seventh from the ninth. The ninth from Lagna and the
ninth from the Sun refer to the father. Bhava Manjari also
supports this view; and so does Uttara Kalamrita.
In our example chart Lagna is Sagittarius. Its ninth is
Simha. The Sun is in Vrischika and its ninth Is Karka.In the
Sun's ashtaka varga both these signs have four Rekhas
each. The Yoga Pinda of Ravl, as per our view, is 217.
Multiplying it by four and dividing it by 27, we get the
remainder four which is Rohini. Its trinal stars are Hasta and
Shravana. When Shani transited Hasta and when he
came to the natal degree of the Sun in Feb. 1952, the father
died.
As per the author's view the yoga Pinda of the Sun is 5.
This leaves a remainder of fifteen. It is swatt. Satabhisha, or
Ardra, The transit Shani was nowhere near when the father
died.
The trinal (10 and 19) nakshatras are -
Asvinl, Magha, Mula; Bharanl, Pushya. Purvashadha:
Krittika, uttarashadha; RohinL Hasta, Shravana; Mrigasira,
Chitra, Dhanistha; Ardra, Svati, Satabhisha: Punarvasu,
Visakha, Purvabhadra; Fushyaml, Anuradha, Uttarabhadra;
Ashlesha, Jyestha, Revati

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reductions are made we do not know which Rekhas are
contributed by benefics. If Guru and Kuja are in the same
sign are we to omit the Rekhas in that sign or accept them?
Should Shani in Makara as in our example chart be treated
as contributing malefic Rekhas? These are unanswerable
questions. The very fact that the author has given four
different methods from verses 26 to 30 shows that the
author himself was not sure. Using these four methods we
can only justify the events after they have taken place. We
cannot predict in advance. In such a situation, what is the
value of these methods. We should. be able to predict in
advance, not be satisfied offering an explanation after the
events have occurred.


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If in the natal chart malefics are in houses 2,5, or 12
there are few children. If Guru is in the fifth house, then also
there are few children. If Guru in the fifth house is aspected
by the lord of the fifth house, there will be few children; but
these will be sons.
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In the chart of a person born in Mina Lagna (25 53')
Guru is in the fifth (21. 58') aspected directly by the lord of
the fifth house Moon (10, 45'). tie had nine children,of
whom one died. The author's statement is proved false. In
another nativity Guru was in the fifth (Makara) and Shani in .
the seventh (Mina). The fifth and the seventh lords have
exchanged houses. The native had only two sons, and no
daughter. In actual experience the association of Guru with
the fifth house shows more daughters generally, and
Shukra's association shows sons also. But the example
cited above shows no daughters. The first example shows
five daughters and four sons. That is, any generalisation Is
futile.
138 ASffTAKA VAROA
The author seems to believe that a Karaka (significator)
posited in that house destroys that house-'karako bhava
nasaya', Guru as Karaka for children destroys or gives
less number of children when posited in the fifth house.
Does Guru in the second destroy wealth as he is the
significator of money. This is not borne out by facts. As-
pects of benefics as such a Guru may not prove adverse.
But in the first example Guru is aspected by combust
Moon; and yet he gave a large number of children. Guru
exalted and Retrograde in the fifth from Lagna has seven
Rekhas in his own ashtaka varga. Does Shukra in the sev-
enth destroy the partner? We reply in the negative. Does
Shani in the eighth destroy longevity? Here an exception
is made by the authorities. There is a case where Shani
in the eighth for Tula Lagna killed the native even before
he was thirty.
Devasala states that when malefics are in the eighth and
twelfth houses. the native has few children and no wealth.
If the eighth has Shani he aspects the fifth and the second.
If the twelfth has Kuja, he aspects the seventh. Twelfth
Shani aspects the ninth which is also the house of children,
being the fifth from the fifth. But what happens when this
Shani is exalted or in his own house?
We have to examine the chart, not merely the ashtaka
varga, to find out whether the family becomes extinct or
not. We have also to consider the Saptamsa. Moreover, one
should examine the charts of the wife and husband, and
consider Bija Sphuta and Kshetra Sphuta.

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Note in Guru's ashtaka varga, the Rekhas in the fifth
house from his natal position. If there are three Rekhas, one
has few children. This is the view of Devasala.
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Notes
139
This does not deny children. When does one have
children? Jatakadesa Marga states (16.24-25): Note
where the fifth lord is, and in what navamsa he is. Note
the sign in which Mandi is located, and which navamsa
mandi occupies. In these four signs find from the ashtaka
vargas of the owners of those signs, which sign has more
Rekhas. When Jupiter transits that sign, then there will a
son. The fifth lord is to be considered from the Lagna, from
the Moon and from Guru. Also take the trinal signs of these
houses.
Note when the lord of Lagna, lord of the fifth, or Guru
transits the sign occupied by the owner of the fifth house in
the natal chart, or the trinal signs. Then there will be born a
Child.
If the lords of 1,5 and 7 are together in any sign, there
will be children during that period.

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In Guru's ashtaka varga note the Rekhas in the fifth
house from natal Guru. Multiply these Rekhas by Guru's
Sodhya Pinda, Divide it by 27, and count the remainder
from Ashvini. When Shani transits that nakshatra there is
trouble for the son. Consider also the transit in the tenth
and nineteenth nakshatra transit.
Notes
In our example chart, Guru has five Rekhas from his
natal position. As per our Trikona and Ekadhipatya
Sodhana, the Sodhya Pinda of Guru is 251. Multiplying it by
five and dividing it by 27, we get thirteen as remainder.
When Shani transited ftasta, she lost a son in 1952.
140 ASlfTAKA VARGA
As per the author Mukunda Daivajna the Sodhya
Pinda of Guru is 240. The remainder is 12, giving Uttara
Phalguni. when Shani transited that star, nothing had hap-
pened.
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From Shukra we know about Virya (fertility of the
sperm), the organs of generation, the physical beauty, mar-
riage, conveyances, and ability to have children.
The seventh house from Shukra speaks about women,
happiness from the loved woman, increase of physical
beauty through cosmetics and the like, and such other
things.
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After the two reductions (Sodhana) Shukra's ashtaka
varga note the signs in which there are more Rekhas. When
Shukra transits these signs the native has wealth, wife, land
and the like.
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Note the Rekhas in Shukra's ashtaka varga in the signs
occupied by Shukra and the lord of the seventh. That gives
the number of women involved in the native's life. In the
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141
case of the Rajas and Maharajas this may be true; and in
their cases the number of womens indicated may be
doubled.
Notes
Jatakadesa Marga states (13.17) : The Rekhas after
the two reductions are to be taken. Find the Rekhas in
the signs occupied by the lords of the seventh and ninth
houses from Shukra and the planets owning the ninth
houses from natal lagna and the Moon. This will denote the
number of women the native will have, Or the figures (after
the two reductions) in the exaltation and debilitation signs
of the planet owning the seventh house will correspond to
the number of marriages the native may have. In the case of
a difference between these two results, take the lowest
when the lord of the seventh is weak, and the highest when
that planet is strong.
In one chart Venus was in Vrischika. The seventh from
him has no Rekhas (after the two reductions) and the ninth
has two Rekhas (as per our method). tie had two marriages.
The seventh house from Lagna in Shukra's ashtaka varga
has no Rekhas, and the ninth has two Rekhas.
Let us not forget that with modem times it is not pos-
sible to have two or more living wives; If the previous one
died or divorced, it may be possible.

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The number of the navamsa occupied by Shukra give
the number of women or take the number of the navamsa
of the seventh house. That will give the 'number of women
. who will be compatible and loving.
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Note the sign in the seventh from Shukra. The direction
in which the lord of that seventh house is placed in the
natal chart, the wife or husband comes from that direction'
or the direction can be given from the trinal signs of that
seventh house.
Notes
The directions are East for Mesha, 8imha and Dhanush;
South for Vrishabha, Kanya and Makara; West for Mithuna,
Tula and Kumbha; and North for Karka, Vrischika and Mina.
Jatakadesa Marga (13. 13) states : one will get his wife
from the direction indicated by (a) the sign of the planet
occupying or aspecting the seventh house, or (b) the sign
revealed by the total of the figures for the lord of the
seventh and Venus. The distance of the places in these
several directions is to be guessed according to the
navamasas of the above. The fixed navamsa shows very
near, the dual sign indicates moderate distance and the
moveable one gives a distant place.
If the lord of the seventh is strong, the partner comes
from a very rich family. If he is weak, the partner is from a
poor family and the wife will not be beautiful (13.14).
The time of marriage also is given in the same text thus:
note (a) the planet occupying the seventh house, (b) the
planet aspecting at, (c) the planet owning the seventh from
each of the two above, (d) the planet owning the Rasi or
Amsa occupied by the planets in (c) above, (e) the planet
ruling the nakshatra occupied by Shukra, or (f) the planet
owning the navamsa occupied by the lord of Lagna. During
the major or minor periods of anyone of these, the native
gets married. Some hold that marriage may take place in
Rahu's major or minor period (13.30).
The time when Shukra, the lords of the first and seventh
aRAliA JA/YYA AS/f'T:1M ,VARQA FlfALA 143
houses and of the house occupied by the Moon transit (a)
the seventh house counted from (a) or (b), (d) the ninth or
the fifth house, (e) when Jupiter transits the rasi or navamsa
of the seventh house or their triangular signs - any of these
can bring about the marriage of the native (13.31).
All about one's wife based on the natal Moon's posi-
tion and on the planet owning that sign will reveal whether
one fulfills duty of a partner with his wife, children and the
like.

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The seventh from lagna can be the natal Moon sign of
the partner, or it can be the trinal sign from the seventh. or
the sign where the seventh lord is located, it can be the
Moon sign of the partner. or take the sign where the seventh
lord is posited. The natal Moon sign of the partner can be
the fifth or seventh from it. Or it can be the seventh lord's
exaltation or debilitation sign, or it can be the trinal sign
from the navamsa position of the seventh lord, or find
whether lagna or the Moon is stronger. From the stronger
take the ninth sign. If this or the lagna or the natal Moon
sign can be the Moon sign of the partner, the native will
have children. If any of these signs is not the natal Moon
sign of the partner, the native has no children.
Notes
In a chart the seventh is Kanya and its natal signs are
Makara and Vrishabha. The seventh lord is Dhanush and its
trine signs are Mesha and Simha. l1is first wife had natal
144 ASlfTAKA VARGA
Moon in Dhanush and his second was born when Dhanush
was rising.
Jatakadesa Marga (15.15,16) states: (al.The sign occu-
pied by the lord of the seventh, (b) his navamsa sign (c) his'
exaltation sign, (d) his debilitation sign, (e) the sign having
Shukra, (f) the seventh from Shukra, (g) the Moon's
dwadasarnsa sign and its trinal sign, (h) the sign containing
the highest number of Rekhas in the Moon's ashtaka varga,
and (i) the sign having the greatest number of Rekhas in the
Sarvashtaka varga -- if any of these happen to be the natal
Moon sign of the wife. it indicates prosperity. The same
holds good in the ashtaka varga of Shukra, and in the
seventh house from it as well, if the same contains a good
number of Rekhas. In the Moon's ashtaka varga note the
sign or signs having the same number of Rekhas as are in
the sign occupied by the lord of the natal Moon sign. Also
note the sign or navamsa occupied by the lord of lagna in
the same ashtaka varga. The woman born in any of these
will be a good partner providing prosperity.
These two verses are from Prssne Marga. Each navarnsa
has a duration of 5.20'. Each Nakshatra covers 15. 20'.

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Note in Shukra's ashtaka varga which sign has the great-
est number of Rekhas. If the native's wife is born in that
sign, she brings prosperity to the husband's family. If she is
born in the sign having the least number of Rekhas, the
native's children and money will be less.
This is supported by Mantreswara.
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If the seventh lord is in his own house, or is exalted, or
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145
in a friend's house, or is in his own navamsa, the appear-
ance of the wife will be similar as governed by that planet.
Notes
Character, nature, appearance of the wife will be those
revealed by that planet. Prasna Marga gives some more
details on this question. Seventh house, seventh lord,
planet aspecting the seventh, planet in the seventh and
Shukra are to be taken into consideration while determlnlng
the nature, character and appearance of the wife. From the
seventh lord determine the nature and form of the wife
(20.4). From the seventh house determine as follows:
Mesha Deeply interested in having a vision of
the gods.
Vrlshbha - Gives the best food and drink.
Mithuna Keeps the domestic articles clean and
pure.
Karka deeply fond of bathing, good clothes and
good ornaments.
Simha Religious bent of mind.
Kanya Seeks to collect beautiful domestic ar-
ticles and perfumes.
Tula Profound and clever in speech.
Vrlschika - Clever in preparing food.
Dhanush - Fond of hearing Puranic stories.
Makara Fond of soft beds and light dress.
Kumbha Engaged in storing grains and com.
Mina Collecting bronze vessels, sweet speech,
and skilled in fine arts (20.5)
If the lord of the seventh or Shukra is in the sign of a
benefic or is in the navamsa of a benefic, and if the lord of
the tenth is strong, the native marries a woman of good
146 ASlfTAKA VARGA
qualities. If the seventh, the seventh lord, or Shukra is
strong and is aspected by Guru, one has devoted wife. If the
lord of the seventh or the Sun is aspected by Shukra or
Budha, and then lord of the seventh is associated with
Guru, the wife will be chaste and virtuous. If the lord of the
seventh is in a quadrant, and is aspected by benefics, or is
posited in a benefic sign and navamsa, wife is a paragon of
chastity. If the lord of the seventh or Sun is in a malefic sign
and navamsa, or is aspected by or associated with malefics,
the wife will be inclined to vice. When Rahu or Ketu occu-
pies the seventh house; when it is aspected by malefics,
when the seventh house falls in a malefic navamsa - the
wife is sinful, she is inclined to poison her husband, she has
an evil reputation and she has quarrelsome nature (20.27 -
32).
There are many other useful details in this chapter of
Prasna Marga.

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The colour of the wife is similar to the lord of the
navamsa occupied by Shukra. Or note the lord of the
navamsa occupied by the Moon. The colour of the wife is
that of this lord faced with that indicated by the seventh
lord. Determine on this basis her nature and qualities.



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If Shani is in a trine from Shukra, it is inauspicious for
the wife. Guru in a trine from Shukra gives troubles to her.
Determine the strength or weakness of the planets signify-
ing the wife; and determine the nature, qualities, and form
of the wife from the ashtaka varga of Shukra.

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If Shukra is in Makara or Kumbha rasi or navamsa: or if
Shukra is with Shani; or if Shukra is in Kanya navamsa or if
a malefic is there - then the native is after low or lose
women.
Notes
Prasna Marga (20.16) States: If Shukra is with Shani and
a malefic is with eighth from Venus, the wife has an unnatu-
ral death. Accordingly as Shukra occupies a quadruped sign
(the second half of Dhanush, the first half of Makara, Mesha,
Vrishabha and Sirnha), the decanate of a bird or a watery
sign, death will be due to an animal or a bird or water. If
Shukra occupies watery sign along with the Moon, the wife
dies by drowning.

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If Shukra is in the rasi or navamsa of Mars, or if Shukra
is with or aspected by Kuja, then the native is attached to or
is involved with other women in a bad way.
Notes
Prasna Marga states the same view about the wife of the
native The word Krura may also mean vio-
lent sex; or she prefers a violent physical brute (20.11).


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148 AS/fTAKA VARQA
If the seventh in rasi or navamsa is owned by Shant or
If the seventh navamsa is owned by Kuja and if Shani
aspects this Kuja, the native has a prostitute, a servant-
maid, a fickle minded woman, or one who causes troubles
and worries to her husband.
Notes
Prasna Marga States (20.12): If Shukra is in the sign or
navamsa of Shant or is aspected by or joins Shani; or
Shukra is in Kanya rasi or Kanya navamsa. the wife will be
a low breed one.
When Shukra is in a moveable sign and is between two
maleflcs, while Shukra is with or aspected by Shant the
native's wife has a loose character.
But one should be very cautious about pronouncing a
judgement on a woman's character. People born in Karka
lagna do not have a happy conjugal life. We should not
blame Kuja or Shani unnecessarily.
Jatakadesa Marga (13.25) states: When the maleflcs are
in the seventh, the woman born thus becomes a widow; if
the planet in the seventh has a mixed nature, she marries
again. If there in the seventh a weak malefic aspected by a
benefic, she will be left by her husband. If Shukra and Kuja
occupy each other's navarnsa, the woman is after other
man. If these two planets are associated'with the Moon in
the seventh house, she associates with other man at the
instance of her own husband.
This is also stated in Saravali. Jatakadesa Marga 13.4
states: If Shukra with the Sun is in 5,7 or 9; or if a strong
Mars is with the Sun in 5,7 or 9 - then there is the loss of
wife. If a benefic planet is in debilitation in the seventh
which is an enemy's house, the wife will be wicked in
disposition or she becomes a prostitute.

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If the Moon is in a navamsa with a malefic, and if it is
the seventh or twelfth house; or if Shukra is with a malefic,
the native suffers sorrow because of a woman, and he faces
difficulties and sorrows.
Notes
Frasna l'farga (20.9) states: If Shukra is wedged in be-
tween malefics without any benefic influence, the native's
wives life will be endangered or she may die. If malefics are
in the fourth and eighth from Shukra without any benefic
influence, some danger or accident will befall the wife. If
Sun and Rahu are in the seventh, the native will waste his
money on a woman.
If Shukra is in a moveable sIgn hemmed in between
maleflcs. and is with or aspected by Shant the wife be-
comes an outcaste (20.10). If Shukra's ashtaka varga the
seventh from Venus has more Rekhas contributed by
maleflcs. and if Gulika is in a trine from Venus, the wife will
die soon (20.1.3).



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Take the Rekhas in the seventh house from Shukra and
multiply them by the Shodhya Pinda of Shukra. Divide the
product by 27 and count the remainder from Ashvini. When
Shani transits that star or its tenth or nineteenth, then there
Is trouble for the wife.
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150 ASlfTAlfA VARQA

From Shani we know about longevity, profession or


business or livelihood, death, sorrow, difficulties, total loss,
greatest fears, troubles and the like. These thIngs are to be
detailed from the eighth house counted from natal Shani.



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Have the ashtaka varga of Shant Then perform the two
reductions (Sodhana) and calculate the Sodhya Pinda of
Shani. Multiply this by the Rekhas of the eighth house from
natal Shani. Divide this by 27 and count the reminder from
Asvini. When Shani or Guru transits this star or Its tenth or
Its nineteenth, there can be the death of the native.
Notes
Take the example chart. As per our method Shani's
50dhya Pinda is 100 and the Rekhas are two. The remain-
der is eleven. When Guru or Shani transits Purva Phalguni,
Purvashadha or Bharani death can take place.
As per the author's method the Sodhya Pinda is 82 and
the Rekha Is one. The nakshatras are Asvlnl, Magha and
Mula.

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In the ashtaka varga of Lagna or Shant find the Rekhas
in the eighth from lagna or from the natal Shani. Multiply
QRAlfA JAfftA AS/fTAIfA VAROA P1tALA 151
these Rekhas by Shani's Sodhaya Pinda, divide the product
by 27, and count the remainder from Ashvini. Take also its
tenth and nineteenth stars. The quotient of Rekhas multi-
piled by Shani's Sodhya Pinda and divided by 27, the
years. If the quotient exceeds one hundred, deduct one
hundred. This is ayu-Pinda. As per the method of Samudaya
ashtaka varga. get the rectified longevity. This gives the
time of death, if the period and sub period of the planets
also coincide.
Notes
The method of determining longevity as per the
Samudaya Ashtaka varga is explained in the seventh chap-
ter. Mantreswara, however, considers ayu-Pinda to be ayu-
mana (longevity)
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Note in the ashtaka varga of Shani the sign where there
are no Rekhas. When Shant, Sun and Moon transit that sign,
death is likely. But if the dasa and antardasa do not indicate
death, there will be only illness or some serious trouble.
The reference to Bhinna Ashtaka varga only.
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We have to know about the father from the Sun, about
the mother from the Moon, about the brothers from Mars,
about the brothers of mother and maternal relatives from
Budha, about knowledge, virtuosity and children from
Guru, and about the wife from Shukra.
As before we have to consider nakshatras for these
1&2 ASlfTAlfA VAROA
planets. When Shani transits those nakshatras the death of
these may happen.
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What the planets and houses signify should be noted
first. Then determine which planet is capable of causing
death.
Note the sign and the planet which can cause death.
Then multiply the Rekhas of that sign by the Sodhya Pinda
of the concerned planet. Divide the product by 27, count
the remainder from Asvinl. When Shani transits that star or
its 10th or its 19th star, the death of the father, mother,
brother, children or wife may be known. It may the death of
the persons of those closely related to these. If the death of
the person concerned is not possible then there would be
loss of their property or prosperity.
Notes
The Sun is the signlflcator of the father. The ninth from
the natal Sun indicates the father. The Rekhas in this house
are to be multlplied by the Sodhya Pinda of the Sun. In the
same way treat the other planets. The significator of "the
mother is the Moon. We have to take the Rekhas in the
fourth house from the Moon. The significator of friends and
of the maternal relatives is Budha. We should take the
fourth house from the natal Budha. Similarly the fifth from
Guru and the seventh from Shukra have to be considered.
One's own death is to be known from Shani and from the
Rekhas in the eighth from natal Shant.
ORAlIA JAIYYA ASlfTAKA VAROA PlfALA 163
, The twenty second nakshatra from the birth star is
called Vainasika (destructive). It falls in the tenth or elev-
enth sign from the natal Moon. Shani's conjunction with
this star is destructive. Hence it is called 'Manda-Vainashika
nakshatra', says Kala Frakasika.
One way is to take the Rekhas in the concerned sign
after the two reductions. Another method is to take the
Bindus. MUltiply the Bindus by the Sodhya Pinda of the
concerned planet, divide it by twelve. Count the remainder
not from Asvini, but from Mesha. We get a particular sign
and we should take its trinal signs also. When Shani transits
those signs, the death of father, mother and brothers can
be known. .
The Bindus (unfavourable) are obtained by deducting
the Rekhas from eight.
In our example, as per our Trikona Sodhana, the
Sodhya Pinda of the Sun is 217. The Rekhas in the ninth are
four and so are the Bindus. Multiplying 217 by four we get
868. Dividing it by twelve, we get four as the remainder. It
is Karka and the trinal signs are Vrischika and Mina. Shani
was transiting Kanya which is the seventh from Mina in feb.
1952 when her father died.
According to the author's theory of Trikona Sodhana,
the Bindus are eight and the Sodhya Pinda of the Sun is fifty
one. The remainder is zero, giving us Mina. Even here the
transit Shani was in the seventh when the father died.


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Note the planet which is the weakest in the natal chart.
Apply the Rekhas to the Sodhya Plnda of the planet. Take
the remainder and count it from Mesha. If it is five
malefic results may get altered benefic ones; and the
benefic results will become malefic. In the case of Shan!, if
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A5/fTAKA VARGA
Shani is weak, the result is favourable; and if he is strong,
the result will be malefic.

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The favourable or unfavourable results given by a
planet, must be considered only from the concerned
planet's ashtaka varga. Without the application of ashtaka
varga the benefic or malefic nature of the results of the
major and minor periods of planets cannot be determined.
The periods are those according to the Vimshottari sys-
tem.
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Bhava Janya Ashtaka Varga
PhaIa
Results of the Ashtaka varga
from the houses
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What the houses signify are given first. From the Lagna
we can know about the body and its appearance or health,
height and breadth, prosperity and the like.
Second house - good fortune, truthfulness of speech
and wealth.
Third house - sound of speech, courage, strength,
brothers.

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4th house - mother, happiness, relatives, friends,
house, conveyances and the like.
5th house - nature, education, intellect, mantra-Shakti,
children and the like.
156
ASflTAKA VARGA
6th house - collaterals, enemies, wounds, diseases.
7th house - going to a distant place, wife or husband,
happiness and pleasure of love etc.

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8th house - loss or destruction, diseases, mental worry
and anguish and death.
9th house - fortune or luck, preceptors, Dharma.
10th house -- drought or excessive rainfall, fame, re-
spect and honour, ownership of lands, influence or author-
ity, livelihood, good conduct, good or bad deals and the
Purushartha (goals or ends of life).

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11th house -- prosperity, Income, acquisition of
wealth
12th house - all forms of expenditure; sinful conduct,
brooding or worries, loss of or Injury to the body.

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The various items signifled by the twelve houses have to
be examined by the wise astrologer. Note which house has
a malefic and which planet destroys the significations of
that house. Note also which house has a benefic and which
planet promotes the progress of that house. Also note
BlfAVA JAlfYA A5lfTAKA VARQA p/fALA
, --
157
which house has both a benefic and a malefic and how they
give mixed results.
Notes
Benefics promote the progress of the significations,
while malefics destroy them. Malefics in 6, 8 or 12 houses
destroy those signified by them. They destroy respectively
disease, death and expenditure. Hence we need benefics in
Kendras and Konas and malefics in 6, 8 and 12.
We should remember natural and functional benefics,
and natural and functional malefics.
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When there are benefics in 6, 8 and 12 they give
unfavourable results. If there are malefics in 6, 8 and 12
they give favourable results.
But if a malefic is in his own house, in a friend's house,
in its mula trikona sign, or in exaltation either in rasi or in
Navamsa, it gives favourable results only. .
Notes
If a benefic is combust, is debilitated, is in an enemy's
rasi or navamsa, it gives unfavourable results only.
When a benefic owns 6, 8 and 12 and if it is exalted or
in a friend's house, then gives malefic results only. A
malefic owning a Kendra or. Kona is exalted or in a friend's
house, it gives good results.
f AS!fTAlfA VAROA AYURllAYA
after the above deductions. We have given. the yoga Pindas
of our example Chart down below. We get the following
years:
Sun 217 x 7 ..;-
7 7
27 =
56 27
2 27 years
Moon 175 x 7 ..;-
27 = 45 10
17
27
8 27years
Kuja
27_27
13 14
106 x 7 ..;-
- 27
26 27
Budha 270 x 7 ..;-
27= 70 16 years
2 2
Guru 201 x 7
27= 65 27
11 27 years
264 x 7
27 = 68 12
12
Shukra
27
14 27 years
Shani 100 x 7 ..;-
27= 25 25
25
27
25 "27 years
201 x 7 ..;-
3 24
Lagna 27= 52-
1 27 years
27
20
Total
106 27 years
We get the same result by following the method pre-
scribed by Nanittha, Pun]e Raja and Nukunda.
According to our method of Trikona reduction, the yoga
Pindas are:
Sun 217;
Budha.27G;
Moon 175;
Guru 251;
Kuja 106;
Shukra 264;
Shani 100; Lagna 201
Take the Sun first. The yoga Pinda is 217. Multiplying it
by three we get (a) 651 and (b) 651 months.
Multiplying 217 by 20 we get 4340. Divide this by
sixty. We have 72 as quotient. The remainder 20 is
ghatikas.
166 A5/fTAKA VAROA
ghatis
20.
Add the quotient to 651. The total is 723. Dividing this
by thirty we get 24. Remainder three are days
Add this quotient 24 to 651. The total is 675. Divide this
by twelve. We get 56 years and three months
yrs months days
Thus the Sun gives 56. 3. 3 .
Similarly for the other planets we get -
Years Months Days Ghatis
Sun 56 3 3 20
Moon 45 4 13 20
Kuja 27 5 23 20
Budha 70 0 0 0
Guru 65 0 26 40
Shukra 68 5 10 0
Shani 25 10 23 20
Lagna 52 1 10 0
We have to apply Mandala Sanskara to these years. If
they are less then 27 years they are retained as they are. If
they are more than 54, we have to deduct 54. If the figure
is above 27 and below 54, deduct it from 54. If the figure is
more than 81, deduct it from 108.
Then we get the following years of longevity given by
these eight :
Years Months Days Ghatis
Sun 2 3 3 20
Moon 8 7 16 40
Kuja 26 6 6 40
Budha 16 0 0 0
Guru 11 0 26 40
Shukra 14 5 10 0
Shani 25 10 23 20
Lagna 1 10 20 0
Total 106 8 16 40
ASlfTAKA VARGA AYURDAYA 167
The example chart gives the following Shadbalas:
Budha 9.428, Guru 7.94, Moon 7.14, Kuja 6.337, Shani
5.86, Shukra 5.604, Sun 5.6, and Lagna 9.926. Lagria is the
strongest indicating that Amsa Ayurdaya alone should be
applied. The next strong one is Budha who indicates
Rasmija Ayurdaya. Kuja and Shani occupy fifth and sixth
places. It is, therefore, debatable whether Ashtaka Varga
Ayurdaya can be applied to this chart.

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If in the natal chart when a sign has two or more plan-
ets, take the years given by them and divide it by two. The
years given by them are thus reduced to half.
According to other authorities, we have to deduct only
one half of the years from the years given by the stronger
planet.
"otes
Devasala and Mantreswara support Mukunda's view.
Brahma yamala gives the opposite view. In our example
chart Kuja and Guru are in one sign. They will together give
only years 18.9.16.40 ghatikas. Bavl and Budha are to-
gether and they give years 9.1.16.40 ghatikas. This is
Mukunda's view.
According to the other view, Guru being stronger than
Kuja, he gives years 5.6.13.20 ghatikas. Kuja's years do not
get reduced. Budha is stronger than the Sun and he gives
only eight years. The Sun does not lose any. The strength is
determined on the basis of Shadbalas.
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168




ASffTAKA VARDA
(a) A planet situated in its natural enemy's sign loses
one-third of the longevity it gives.
(b) A planet defeated in war also loses one-third of the
years it gives.
(c) If the Sun and Moon are with Rahu or Ketu, it loses
one-third of the years it gives.
(d) A planet in debilitation loses halfof its years.
(e) A combust planet loses half of its years. This does
not apply to Shani and Shukra.
(f) When a planet is subject to two or more reductions,
only the highest reduction is to be applied.
Notes
A planet defeated in war is one behind the other or
others in the same sign. A planet has less Rasmis, weak,
fallen or having a Southern declination is also defeated in
war.
In our example chart Kuja is behind Guru, Budha is
combust, and the Moon is with Rahu. Thus they give the
following years: .
Kuja: Yrs 17.8.4.27
Budha: Yrs 8. 0.0.0
Moon: Yrs 5.9.1.7
We ignore the earlier reductions as given by Mukunda
regarding two or more planets being in the same sign. Thus
Gum will give
Yrs5.6.13.20
178
ASffTAKA VARGA
They may be in tWQhouses or even more. Some authorities
allow malefics. and even weak benefics in these houses.
Wrtn
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In the Ashtaka varga of the planets and lagna, note in
each ashtaka varga the Rekhas obtained by each planet in
its natal position. Multiply each by 120 and divide it by 56.
The quotient wUl show the period of that planet in Ashtaka
varga.
Take only the Rekhas from Bhinna ashtaka varga. When
we have to take the dasa of a planet, note the Rekhas of
that planet in the sign it occupies in its own ashtaka varga.
Notes
The full longevity for the total Rekhas is got by multiply-
ing the Rekhas by 120 and dividing it by 56. The quotient
gives the years. The remainder multiplied by twelve and
divided by 56 gives the months. The remainder multiplied
by thirty and divided by 56 gives the days. In other words,
total Rekhas x 15 -+ 78 gives the planet's Ashtaka varga
dasha.
In our example chart the Sun is in Vrlschlka which has
five Rekhas in his own ashtaka varga. Then five multiplied
by 120 and divided by 56 gives ten years, eight months and
17. 143 days. In the same way calculate for the rest.
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The dhruvaka is two yrs. one month, 21 days, 25
ghatikas, 42 vighatikas and 51 vipalas. Multiply the Rekhas
of each planet in its natal sign in its own ashtaka varga by
this dhruvaka. Calculate for all in this way.
ASftTAXA VARQA AYURDAYA 179
Notes
Dhruvaka y2, m l , d2 l . gh25, vh42.85.
In our example chart the Rekhas of each planet are
5,5,4,5,7,6, and 2. Lagna has 4. We get the following:
y m d gh vgh
Sun 10. 8. 17. 8. 34.25
Moon 10. 8. 17. 8. 34.25
Kuja 6. 6. 25. 42. 51.4
Budha 10. 8. 17. 8. 34.25
Guru 14. 11. 29. 59. 59.95
Shukra 12. 10. 8. 34. 17.1
Shani 4. 3. 12. 51. 25.7
Lagna 8. 6. 25. 42. 51.4
In the Sun's ashtaka varga the Sun is in Vrischika. The
first dasa is that of the Sun. Next one is that of Budha who
is with the Sun. The next sign Dhanush is Lagna and its
dasha is the third. This is followed by Makara Shant
Kumbha Chandra, Sinha Guru, Simha Kuja and Tula
Shukra. Guru is stronger than Kuja and hence Kuja follows
Guru. Likewise Budha is stronger than the Sun; and so the
first dasha should be that of Budha followed Ravi. The
dasas in Bhinnayu follow the sequence of the planets in the
natal chart.
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Now we proceed to explain the longevity based on
Samudaya Ashtaka Varga.
First we should perform Trikona and Ekadhipatya reduc-
tions.
In each sign total the Rekhas. Reject the multiples of
twelve. After this perform the two rec.actlons,
180 ASIfTAKA VARGA
Notes
32 28 30 31
,
24
27
25
30
Lagna 26
25
24 35
!n our example chart be-
ginning with lagna Dhanush
we get the following Rekhas
in the twelve signs. This in-
cludes the Lagna's contribu-
tions also. Dividing these to-
tals by twelve we get
Mandala Sodhana. Thus we
get from Lagna onwards -
2, L 12,8,4, 6,7,3,6,
I L 12 and l. The Trikona
Sodhana gives the following chart as per our method. When
we perform Ekadhipatya Sodhana we get the figures thus:
'Ii 1.
7 2 5 7
5
2
Trikona Sodhana
1 4
2
1
5 10
.
2 1 0 7
5
2
Ekadhipalya
1 4
2
1
5 7
AS/fTAXA VARGA AYURDAYA 181
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The multipliers for the signs have been given earlier.
They are from Mesha onwards 7, 10,8,4, 10,5, 7, 8, 9,
5, 11 and 12. The multlpliers for the Sun, Moon, Budha
are five each, for Kuja eight, for GUru- ten and for Shukra
7.
Add the yoga Pinda of rasis to the yoga Pinda of the
planets. The total gives Graha - rasi yoga plnda.
Take this Pinda and multiply it separately by 3, 3, and
20. Then we get the unrectified Samudaya Ayurdaya.
Notes
In our example chart the Rasi Pinda is 259 and
the Graha Pinda is 152. The total is 411. Multiplying by
3,3,20 we get (a) 1233 (b) 1233 (c) 8220. The first gives
the months, The second the days, and the third the
ghatikas.
The last figure 8220 divided by sixty gives 137. Adding
this to 1233 we get 1370. This divided by thirty gives 45 as
quotient. The remainder is twenty and these are days. Add
45 to 1233 and divide it by twelve. We get 106 years, six
months and 20 days.
The simpler method is to multiply the yoga Pinda by
seven and divide it by 27. We get 106 * years.
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182
ASflTAKA VARDA
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Out of the longevity thus arrived at deduct one hundred
years if the figure excess a hundred. This is the Mandala
Shudh figure. Then multiply it by 324 and divide it by 365
to get the solar years of longevity, as per Samudaya Ashtaka
varga.
The Samudaya Ayurdaya is to be multiplied by the sepa-
rate Binnayus of the planets. This will give the years for
each planet as before.
Notes
In our example chart the Samudaya longevity came to
106-5/9 years. Deducting one hundred we get only 6-5/9
years. This is proved wrong by her still living in 1992, about
to complete sixty years. The years got earlier by Bhinna
Ashtaka varga are more reliable.
Multiplying 6-5/9 by 324 we get 19
6
. Then divide it
by 365.25. We get 5.8152 (5-397/487)
Multiply this by the Bhinnayu of each planet to get the
separate dasha periods.

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A second method of arriving at Samudaya Ayurdaya is
given now.
In all the eight ashtaka vargas. note the Rekhas in
the eighth house from each planet's and lagna's natal posi-
tion. Add them together, multiply the total by 15 and divide
it by seven. The quotient is said to give the years of longev-
ity.
ASflTAXA VARDA AYURDAYA
Notes
183
"
In our example chart the eight houses give from
the Sun onwards to Lagna the Rekhas 3,4,4,3,7,4,3 and
2. The total is 30. Multiplying it by 15 and dividing it by
7, we get 64-2/7 years. This is 64 years. 3 months and
13 days.

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See whether the Moon is with a planet in a kendra. Note
if the other planets being weak are not in kendras: or if
Shani is strong - then alone one should calculate the
Samudaya ashtaka varga longevity.



II 27 II
If the strongest Moon is in a kendra and other strong
planets are also in kendras, then we have to calculate Misra
(mixed) longevity.
If the Moon is strong and other planets are not in
Kendras, then Samudaya longevity is to be calculated.
If the Moon is not strong and other planets are strong,
then Bhinna ashtaka varga longevity is to be calculated.
Notes
Misra Ayurdayameans adding Bhinnashtaka varga lon-
gevity to samudaya ashtaka varga longevity and taking half
of it.
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184 ASffTAlfA VAROA

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If all the planets are in 2,5,8,11, or in 3, 6, 12, we have
to find the sequence of dashas and their results.
We have given earlier (in Verse 20) how to get the
sequence of dasas. The first dasha will be that of the stron-
gest planet. The sequence follows their strengths. The
dasha of the weakest comes at the end.
In the Sun's ashtakavarga. the first dasa will be that of
the Sun. If the Sun is with other planets note who has
greater strength as per the Shadbalas. The stronger one will
have the next dasa. The declining strength determines the
SUbsequent dasas, The next dasa will be that of a planet in
a sign after the sign occupied by the Sun.
Next we have to determine which dasa gives good or
, bad or mixed results. If the strong planets are not in the
kendras, then that planet gives full results.


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If the planets are in enernie's signs and navamsas, or if
they are in debilitated sign or navamsas, or if the lord of the
navamsa of his enemy or of his debilitation sign - then we
have to calculate his dasa results as good or bad or mixed.
This is the view of Yavanesvara.

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Longevity is classified into short, medium and long. If
any native comes under short life, or has a long life, then
the longevity obtained by ashtaka varga is not found to be
true to experience by the learned;
ASlfTAXA VARGA A YUJWAYA 18&
Here in the division or sequence of dasas, we have to
take both samudaya and Bhinna ashtaka varga longevities.
This is the view of Devasala.
Only in the case of a chart showing medium longevity
the ashtaka varga system seems to apply correctly.

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II 31 II
If maiefics are in 6,8 and 12 the native has short life.
If benefics are in 6,8 and 12 one has a long life.
If benefics and malefics are in 6, 8, and 12, one has
medium longevity.



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mRi <nT1
d:lICflfi"cflRi1f'"l
1133 II
Note who is stronger than the rest among the natal
Lagna, natal Moon, and natal Sun. The strength is as per the
shadbalas, In Ashtakavarga the first dasa will be that of the
strongest among these. The subsequent dasas depend on
the houses. Normally after the kendras we have to take the
Panapharas and then the Apoklimas.
The dasas of the planets in the Kendras follow the
sequence of their strengths in shadbala.
If two planets are in one sign and have equal strength,
then the planet who gives more years comes earlier.
186 ASltTAKA VAROA
If the years given by these two or more planets in one
sign are equal, note the planet that rises first. That planet's
dasa precedes the others.
Notes
The first dasa is determined by the strength of Lagna,
Sun, and Moon. The strongest among these has the first
dasa. Then follows the dasa of the planet in the sign after
that in a clockwise manner with reference to thekendras.
Then come the Panapharas and Apokllmas, Of the planets
in the Kendras, the stronger one has the second dasa.
In our example chart the strongest is Lagna and its dasa
is first. There are none in Kendras. In the Panapharas we
have Shani and Shukra. Shani is stronger than Shukra. After
Shukra consider the Apoklimas having the rest. Here as per
Shadbala the sequence would be Budha, Guru, Chandra,
Kuja, and Sun.
Here we take only the natal chart and the Shadbalas as
per this chart.
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We have to determine when a particular period begins.
Note the sign, degrees, minutes etc. of the Sun. In the
sequence of the dasa. note when the first dasa starts -
month, day, ghatikas and vighatikas. Erect a chart noting
the planetary positions for that moment. When the first dasa
ends, prepare a chart for the planetary positions. In this way
for the beginning of each dasa have a chart.
Notes
Suppose at the time of birth the Sun was in Kanya
10. 18'. 51'. The completed signs are five. It is at that time
that the first dasa started. Assume the first dasa to be for
A511TAKA VAROA AYURDAYA 187
3 years 8m. 4d. 13 gh and 30 vgh. The native was born on
Sept. 26, 1909 at gh 35.54 after sun rise. The second dasa
starts at 1913 .5.30.48.24
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28.30.21
Shani
Lagna 18.17.57
2.59.51
KUja
Sun 48
Moon
29.7.5
Shukra Guru
Ketu
18.52.23 3.54.1
18.17.57
Budha Sun
4.27.42 10.18.51
1909. 9.26. 35gh. 54 Vgh. (3. 8. 4. 13. 30)
cast a chart for that day and time. In this way we have
to proceed for the beginning of each dasa.

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If a planet is in a sign having Rekhas, is debilitated, or
is in an enemy's house, then in the dasa of that planet the
native is subject to mental illness or anguish, sorrow, un-
happiness and physical ailments.
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If a planet is situated in a sign having a greater number
of Rekhas, in his dasa one experiences full favourable re-
sults.
188 A5/tTAKA VARGA
But if a planet is posited in a sign having a greater
number of Bindus, in his dasa one faces the maximum
difficulties and sorrows.
If the sign has average (four) Rekhas, dasa of that planet
gives average or mixed results. .
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Ifa planet in transit is posited in a benefic house and if
It has in that sign average (four) Rekhas, the dasa of that .
planet will give bad results. That is, the transltlngplanet
may be a benefic and it may be in a benefic house. If it does
not possess in that sign more Rekhas as per ashtaka vargas,
it will not give benefic results.
Notes
Assume that at the time of birth a planet is in a sign
having no Rekhas or having four Rekhas, it becomes aver-
age or bad. When its ashtaka varga dasa is on, it gives only
unfavourable results. Suppose at the time of the beginning
of its dasa, such a planet is transiting a Kendra or Kona and
Is aspected by beneflcs, does it give very'gOOd results? The
answer is an emphatic negative.
In ashtaka varga and in transit the planet must be
favourable to give good results. This is supported by Mana
Sagarl. without a proper strength in Ashtaka varga, its
strength in transit Is of no avail.

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everything depends on the lord of the dasa. lie is
the controlling factor. In his dasa his own subperlod is
only a part. A planet posited with him in the same sign,
governs half of the original dasa of the first planet. A planet
situated in the fifth or ninth gives one-third of the original
results. A planet in the seventh from him gives one-seventh
of the results. If it is in the fourth or eighth from him,
the results are one-fourth. If in these places there is
any other planet, find who is. stronger; and controls the
results.
The divisors are: - original dasa lord - one; planet
with him - 2; planet in the trine from him - three; planet
in the seventh from him - seven; planet in 4th or 8th from
him -- 4
In this way calculate the proportions for the nature of
the results.
Notes
Add all the divisors. They are 15. Note the number of
sub periods. So make it clear: The major period of the
planet is one by one. A planet with him has 112; in a trine
1/3; in the seventh 1/7; in the fourth lf4; in the eighth 1/8.
Assume that the first dasa is that of the lagna. Suppose
there are no planets in the trines. So the seventh from the
lord of dasa there are Budha and Shukra, and assume that
Budha is stronger. Then Budha gets one-seventh part of the
major dasa. Presume that there is none in 4 or 8. Then we
are left only with Lagna and Budha.
Multiply the divisor of these two. We get 7. Divide the
divisor of the lord of the dasa by this. Since the total parts
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are only seven, the result is one. This becomes the multi-
plier of Budha. The total multlpliers are one plus seven,
which is eight.
Assume the dasa of Lagna is yrs 3. 8. 4. 2. The total
multipliers being seven we get 25.8 .29.4. Dividing this by
eight Weget yrs 3.2.18.67.5. This is duration of a subperiod
of the dasa of the Lagna. In the case of Budha, we divide
the original dasa period by eight and we get five months
and 15.58 days. The other subperiods do not figure here.
Let us find the subperiods in Budha. Here Budha has
the major period. His multlpller is one. Shukra who is with
him has half. There is none in his trines. Lagna is in the
seventh from him and hence it has one-seventh. The Moon
is in the fourth from him and his part is one-fourth. Thus we
have 1,2,7 and 4; and multiplying we get 56.
. When. we give half the years to Shukra. the divisor for
Shukra is 28, for lagna it is 8, and for the Moon it is 14.
Adding these we ge,t along with 56 a total of 106 as the
divisor.
Budha gives yrs 7.1.18.
3
Dlvldlng this by 106 we get
Budha's subperiod thus:
1. 1. 18.
3
X 56 = 399.6.6.
4
Dividing this by 106 we get
3.9.6.
85
years.
In the case of Shukra's subperlod we get: yrs 7.1.18.
3
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For Lagna we get eight as the multiplier and so on.


In the case of calculating sub-subperiods the procedure
is the same. In the dasa of Lagna and In its own sub period,
the first subsubperiod (Vldasa) is that of Lagna. The multi-
plier of Lagna in this case is seven and divisor is eight.
Devakerala gives additional information here:
(i) Note the Samudaya Rekhas in Lagna. Treat them as
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of age, he will be happy and successful. But we
have to relate this to the results of the twelve
houses.
(ii) In the Lagna Bhinnashtaka varga, note the Rasis
which are useless. Consider those houses. When
Guru transits these signs there are troubles and
difficulties. Similarly in Lagna Ashtaka varga note
the signs having one, two or three Rekhas. When
Shani transits those signs there are worries and
sorrow. Useless signs are those having less Bindus.
(iii) A benefic transiting a sign having five Rekhas in
Lagna's Ashtaka varga gives wealth and prosperity.
(iv) If the Moon is in a sign having eight Rekhas, the
dasa of the lord of that sign gives greatest happi-
ness.
(v) If the lord of the dasa has 7 or 8 Rekhas in that
sign, he gives horses, elephants, best convey-
ances, fame and happiness.
(vi) If the lord of the dasa has more than four Rekhas in
that sign, he gives wealth and happiness. But suc-
cess comes after delay.
(vii) If the lord of the dasa is in a sign having less than
four Rekhas, in his dasa one has loss of money and
place, loss of relatives and so on. If the planet is
weak in shadbala, he can tJting death in his dasa.
If the dasa lord is in an enemy's Rasi or Navamsa,
his period gives fears from foes and thieves; he
faces loss of place and has enmity with relatives.
(viii) If the lord of the dasa is in 6,8 or 12 and is with a
sign having 1,2 or 3 Rekhas, while malefics alone
aspect him, there is loss of money and brother and
the utmost sorrow.
(Ix) In the period of a planet who is in an enemy's Rasi
or navamsa, -- if at the same time in the
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Vimshottari dasa of a planet in an enemy's house
or in his own is operating -, there is fear from foe,
and also difficulties.
(x) If the Moon is in a sign having 7 or 8 Rekhas and is
with lord of that house, it is from the middle life
that the native has happiness, great fortune and
respect from the ruler.
(xi) If Guru is in Mina with his navamsa in Tula, one has
Raja Yoga, three sons. He dislikes his uncles (pater-
nal).
(xii) If in the Sun's ashtaka varga there are eight Rekhas
in the ninth, the native suffers because of his fa-
ther and paternal uncles. The mother is always
worried. He has no brothers. His fortune begins
away from his place of birth and it reaches the
highest point in the Sun's dasa.
(xiii) Note the sign having eight Rekhas. When the dasa
of the lord of that sign operates find the subperiod
of the ninth lord. Then he has Raja yoga and great
happiness.
(xiv) In the dasas of the lords of the second and tenth
houses, and in the subperiod of the fourth lord, the
native does excellent work and he has plenty of
conveyances.
(xv) In the dasas of the lords of 6,8,12, the subperiod
of the Lagna lord, is Yoga Karaka.
(xvi) The subperiods of the lords of the houses having
1,2 or 3 Rekhas give worry, loss of money and food
grains.
(xvii) The subperiod of the lord of a sign having five
Rekhas brings prosperity and fulfillment.
(xviii) Note a planet owning two signs. If both signs have
more than four Rekhas, the major period of that
planet gives highly favourable results. The oppo-
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site is the case of the signs having less than four
Rekhas.
(xlx) Note the two signs owned by the same planet. If
both the signs have more than four Rekhas, that
planet's dasa gives greatest happiness. But if one
sign has more Rekhas than the other , predict the
results proportionately.
(xx) If the Moon and Sun have few Rekhas, their periods
make the native indulge in fruitless activities. Suc-
cess is denied.
(xxl) (a) As per Bhinna Ashtaka varga prepare the
Prastara and determine the time of events.
(b) All these results have to be harmonised with
the Vimshottari dasa and antardasa.
(c) The Moon represents the body and Lagna life
or Prana, as per Deva Kemla. Hence both these
signs have to be considered together.
(xxii) In the dasas of the lords of 2,3 and 10, the mater-
nal uncle enjoys much happiness.
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Note the longitudes of the lords of houses 6, 8 and 12.
Add their longitudes. From the total find the sign and
nakshatra, When Shani transits that nakshatra or its tenth or
its 19th, the native's death can occur.
Notes
f'rasna Marga (10.26, 27) gives some additional infor-
mation. If birth is during day time, then the position of
Gulika the previous night increased by 180 degrees gives
Pramana Gulika. If the birth is in the night, the position of
GuIika during day time is itself the Pramana Gulika. When
Shani transits the sign occupied by Pramana Gulika. When
Guru transits the sign occupied by the lord of the navamsa
of Oulika. when the Sun transits the sign occupied by the
lord of the dwadasama of Gulika, and when the Moon
transits the sign of the lord of the trimsamsa of Framana
Gulika, death takes place. If the several niryana signs men-
tioned for Shant Guru, Sun aridNoon that alone can be
considered as the Niryana Bashi. which has the least num-
ber of Rekhas in the concerned Ashtaka Varga.
AS/1TAXA VAI<OAAIUS/1TA 195
It is not easy to consider all three factors because the
text gives 37 signs to Shani. 17 to Jupiter, 12 to the Sun
and 21 to the Moon. We are also asked to prepare separate
ashtaka vargas for these four. We should also consider the
dasa and antardasa operating at that time (Vimshottari).
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Add the longitudes of Guru and Rahu. The resulting sign
and its trines are to be noted. When Guru transits these
signs then death is possible.
Notes
This is based on Balabhadra's lfora Ratna.
If Rahu is in Guru's signs, Guru's transit in these signs
can cause death. If Rahu and Guru are together in the same
sign, Guru's transit there can bring about the death of the
native. We have to consider also its trines.
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From the natal chart find the thirtieth drekkana from the
Moon and from the Lagna. Find in which sign it falls. When
Ouru transits that sign death is possible or at that time the
native lives away from his house and faces quarrels and
misunderstandings.
Notes
The sign Indicates also its trikona signs. each sign has
three drekkanas. Each drekkana is of ten degrees duration.
the thirtieth drckkana will be 290
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to 300
0
from the degree
of the lagna or from that of the Moon.
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Before predicting the death of the native we have to
determine the longevity of the native first. If we take the
limit of longevity to be a hundred years, the maximum for a
short life is 33 years, for medium life 67 years, and for long
life a hundred years. Thus we have to determine the longev-
ity of a native as short, medium, or long.
With reference to death the planets most powerful are
Guru, Shant Rahu and Gulika.
We have also to determine wliich part of a sign brings
troubles. The first parts of Mina, Mesha, Vrishabha and
Mithuna; the second parts of Karka, Simha, Kanya and Tula:
the third parts of Vrischika, Dhanush, Makara and Kumbha--
these are the Kashta Khandas. Each part is of ten degrees
only.
The Rekhas of Sarvashtaka varga, are to be arranged
.into these parts. The part having more Rekhas is the best
one.
In our example chart the three groups have respectively
121, 116, and 100 Rekhas. The third part is the Kashta
Khanda. In this way we have to harmonise the results with
the dasa and antardasa.
Jatakadesa Marga (7.1) states: when Shani or Guru tran-
sits a bad sign or its trines, note in which khanda this
happens. In the khanda having the lowest number of
Rekhas, if there happens to be running an unfavourable
dasa, there can be the death of the native.
We have to harmonise Gochara Ashtaka varga dasa,
Kashta Khanda, and Ayurdaya Khanda, before predicting
the probable time of death.
When a native is born in the night, Shani's transit In the
trines to natal Gulika sign can bring about death.
, When the birth is in the day time, Shani's transit in the
seventh from Gulika can cause death.
Note the lord of the natal Moon sign, eighth lord, lord of
A5ffTAXA VAHQA AR/5ffTA 197
the drekkana of the Moon, the drekkana of the eighth house
(22nd drekkana), MandL Moon and Shani - find the signs
.and navamsa by these and their trines. When Shani transits
there, death is likely.
Add the longitudes of the lord of lagna, Shani and
. gullka. Note the resultant sign and navamsa and their trines.
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'When Shani transits there, death is possible.
! Note the sign and navamsa occupied by the lord of the
,eighth house from lagna and the Moon, the sign occupied
., by the lord of the 22nd drekkana, the navamsa or sign or
the drekkana of lagna -- and their trines. When Guru transits
these signs, death is possible.
This long list makes the inquiry cumbersome and fruit-
less. It appears to be a guess work or one intended tojustify
an event after it has taken place.

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Note the position of the lord of the eighth in Rasi and in
Navamsa. Find in which sign the lord of that navamsa is
posited. When the Sun transits that sign, the death of the
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Note the sign in which the lord of the eighth is placed.
Note also its trinal signs (5,9). when the Moon transits these
signs, he can cause death.
Note in which navamsa sign the lord of the eighth is
posited. Note also its trinal signs. When the Moon transits
these signs, death is likely. .
In the Samudayaashtaka varga note the day when there
are fewest Rekhas. That day can bring about death.
Note the 64th Navamsa of Lagna and the Moon and the
sign or signs owning these 64th Navamsas. When Rahu
transits these signs' death is likely.
Notes
Jatakadesa Marga (7.818) further adds: when the Moon
transits anyone of the following signs the death of the
native may take place; (a) the sign occupied by the Sun;
(b) the sign having the lord of the eighth house; (c) the sign
shown by the total longitudes of the Moon, Shan! and
Mandi; (d) the sign or navarnsa of the eighth house counted
from the sign occupied by the Moon at birth.
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Note the eighth house from lagna. the natalIagna, the
seventh from lagna, or any sign between any of these two
having no Rekhas - in anyone of these signs the death of
the native is possible.
Notes
So far we are told about the time of death based on the
transits of Shant Guru, Sun and Moon. But we should note
the probable period of death based on Vimshottari dasa
system. Then note the transits of Sham and Guru. Shani
completes the twelve signs in about thirty years, and Guru
in about twelve years. Shani covers a sign in about thirty
months, find where transit Guru is situated then in a malefic
sign. To find the malefic month, find the position of the Sun
In transit. This will give us the probable month of death or
serious illness. The day is determined by the transit of the
Moon. Thus we to determine the year, month, and day
of the probable death. Then find out the possible Lagna in
which death can take place. Prepare the ashtaka varga for
that Lagna. The probable lagnas are the seventh house and
the eighth from natal Lagna. The sign which has fewer
Rekhas or no Rekhas can fix the time of death.
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Note the 64th navamsa from Lagna and from the natal
Moon. The sign or signs having these navamsas are capable
of causing death. The seventh from Lagna is a death-inflict-
ing sign; or it can be the seventh from the eighth -- namely
.e second from Lagna. In the ashtaka varga of Lagna, note
the sign having no Rekhas. The native's death can take
place when that sign is rising. If at that time the dasa and
antardasa of a malefic is also operating, death is certain.

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Notes
Jataka Farijata gives some additional information
(95.57) we have to determine Jiva, Deha and Mrityu.
(a) MUltiply the longitude of Lagna by five and add
Mandi's longitude to it. The result is Jiva or Prana.
(b) Multiply the longitude of the Moon by eight and
Mandi's longitude to it. The result is called Deha.
(c) Multiply Mandi's longitude by seven and add the
Sun's longitude to it. The result is known as Mrityu.
If the longitude of Mrityu is greater than the longitudes
of Deha and .Jlva, the native has short life. If it is otherwise,
the native has a long life. When Shani transits the sign
indicated by total of Deha, .Jiva. and Mrityu longitudes,
there is waste of money. When Shani comes to the sign
indicated by this total to its Navamsa position, the native
may die.
We have explained earlier how to calculate the longl-
tudes of Mandi and Gulika. The authorities make a confu-
sion between these two. When they speak of Mandl, we
should not bring in Gulika.
There are also five upagrahas. Add 133.20' to the
longitude of the Sun. The result is the position of Dhuma.
Deduct Dhuma from 360, to get Vyatipata.
Add 180to Vyatipata, the result is Parigha Parivesha.
Deduct Parigha from 360to get Indradhanu.
Add 16.40' to lndradhanu to get Dhvaja Or upaketu,
Add 30to upketu and we have the original longitude of
the Sun.
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what he predicts will never fail. Hence this text on Ashtaka
varga has to be studied carefully and instensively.


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