Mūla 4th Pada: Albert ‘Al’ Gore, Jr.

The fourth pada of Mūla is considered a very fortunate part for the Moon to occupy. All sages attribute rājayoga caused by the blessings of Śrī Vāyu, the wind god. The native is very successful and is like a faithful Hanuman who will realize his potential when blessed with a leader like Rama.

The blessing of the Moon forming a powerful Gajakesari yoga in Mūla nakṣatra (Sagittarius) with Jupiter showed in its daśā which started in Dec 1975. On 1 Mar 1976 (Moon antardaśā) after veteran Congressman Joe Evins announced his retirement, Gore quickly announces his candidacy for U.S. Representative from Tennessee’s Fourth District at the Smith County Courthouse in Carthage. On 2 Nov 1976 (Mars antardaśā)  Al Gore is elected to Congress. After the election he immediately begins to hold a series of town meetings across the district in order to stay in touch with his constituents, a practice he continued throughout his Congressional career.

Nov1978 (Rāhu antara), 1980 (Saturn antara), 1982 (Mercury antara)  Al Gore is reelected to Congress showing the manner in which the Moon continued to raise him in every antardaśā. In Ketu antardaśā (1983) on learning Tennessee Senator Howard Baker would not seek reelection, Gore declared his Senate candidacy. On 6 Nov 1984  (Moon daśā Venus antardaśā) Gore is elected to the U.S. Senate with more than 60% of the vote.

On 9 Jul 1992 (Mars daśā Sun antardaśā) Bill Clinton announced the selection of Al Gore as his vice-presidential running mate, suddenly returning Gore to the national stage. The vāyu tattva ‘Hanuman’ of the democrats had found his Ram. On 3 Nov 1992  (Mars daśā Moon antardaśā) Bill Clinton is elected president breaking all ‘conventional views’ that the pair should always be ‘north-south’ and ‘old-young’ for a winning combination. Clinton and Gore create a working partnership that established Gore as one of the most powerful vice presidents in U.S. history.

It is evident that the Mūla Moon in 4th pada is rejoicing the coming out from gaṇḍānta drekkāṇa (10°) of Sagittarius just as the Maharṣi taught. Yet there must be a sad side to everything like every coin having two faces – the intrinsic nature of mind and emotion. Vāyu tattva is governed by Saturn who is also significator (sthira kāraka) of elder siblings.

Al Gore’s only sibling, elder sister Nancy LaFon Gore Hunger died after a battle with lung cancer at 46 years. Nancy was born in 1938 and was ten years older than Al Gore. She met Frank Hunger in1959 (age 21) and they were married in the Gore farm in 1966. When Nancy was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1982, Frank flew her to Nashville for treatments. She died on 11 Jul 1984 when Al Gore was under Moon daśā Venus antardaśā. When Venus is in the 11th bhāva, then the elder sibling may not live long but the birth in 4th pada of Mūla indicates that the death will be a painful gradual separation as would be indicated by vāyu tattva (Saturn).

Al Gore has four children – Karenna Gore (b. 6 Aug 1973), Kristin Gore (b. 5 Jun 1977), Sarah Gore (b. 7 Jan 1979) and Albert Arnold Gore III (b. 19 Oct 1982). Al Gore III is the youngest child and only son and shares the name with his father and grandfather (see note on names and Mūla gaṇḍānta). As such this brings in tri-devī doṣa as a son is born after three daughters (Parāśara) which indicates danger to the life of the youngest.

On 3 Apr 1989 (Mars daśā Saturn antardaśā) as the Gores and their six-year-old son Albert were leaving a baseball game, Albert ran across the street to see his friend and was hit by a car. He was thrown 30 feet (9 m), and then traveled along the pavement for another 20 feet (6 m). Albert III was tended to by two nurses who happened to be present during the accident. The Gores spent the next month in the hospital. Gore also commented: “Our lives were consumed with the struggle to restore his body and spirit.” Later in August 1991, Gore announced that his son’s accident was a factor in his decision not to run for president during the 1992 presidential election. Moon in Mūla is the dispositor of the debilitated 5th lord Mars in Cancer lagna that conjoins Saturn and afflicts vāyu tattva.

Mūla 3rd Pada: Ingeborg Bachmann

Austrian poet, dramatist, and novelist, Ingeborg Bachmann was a leading voice in post-war German literature. The prestigious The Festival of German-Language Literature which awards the “Ingeborg Bachmann Prize” since 1977 is named after her. During her lifetime Bachmann, was known first and foremost as a poet, but she ceased to write poetry in the 1960s and focused on prose. In these later works feminist themes came to the fore. Bachmann was a reclusive, but socially engaged writer.

In 1953 (Sun daśā Moon antardaśā), she travelled to Rome, Italy, where she spent the large part of the following years working on poems, essays and short stories as well as opera libretti in collaboration with Hans Werner Henze, which soon brought with them international fame and numerous awards. With the advent of Moon daśā in 1954 she started living in Rome. Moon is the 8th lord in lagna and conjoins the 12th lord (foreign residence) Ketu, which is also lord of the janma nakṣatra Mūlā. Moon promises undying fame and this will happen after she starts living and touring in a foreign country, just like Artemus Ward and others born in Mūla nakṣatra in Sagittarius Lagna.

Bachmann was appointed to the newly created position as chair of poetics at the University of Frankfurt (Age 33, Moon daśā Saturn antardaśā), where she lectured on poetry and the existential situation of the writer. Venus in maraṇa kāraka sthāna in 6th bhāva, although in own sign, did leave its sorrowful impact. Her relationship with the Swiss author Max Frisch who she met in 1958, bestowed the role of the second protagonist in Frisch’s 1964 novel “Mein Name sei Gantenbein” upon her. His infidelity caused the separation of the couple in 1962 (Moon daśā Venus antardaśā). The likely terrible impact on Bachmann could have been that she ceased to write poetry in the 1960s.

Ingeborg died on 17 Oct 1973 in hospital three weeks after a bedroom fire. The blaze was caused by an unextinguished cigarette in the night of 26 Sep 1973. Fire fighters found her unconscious and badly burnt with a third of her body having serious burn injuries. The 3rd bhāva from the āruḍha lagna (Aries) is Gemini which is occupied by Sun-Rāhu combination clearly confirming the immediate cause of death as fire[1]. Gemini is the bādhaka sign indicating death in a foreign land and as māraka bhāva it houses the planets that will furnish the mṛtyu daśā – Rāhu daśā Rāhu antardaśā.

For female nativity, the 3rd Pada is Jala tattva doṣa which points at Venus. She died in the śūla daśā of Taurus which is occupied by Venus and has the dṛṣṭi of Saturn, exalted but retrograde. Taurus is also the 8th bhāva from Kāraka Lagna Libra [Ātmakāraka Saturn]. Another aspect of gaṇḍānta is the ‘Tithī gaṇḍānta’ which we discuss later.


[1] Rumors have persisted that she did not succumb to the burns but to her long habit of compulsive pill-taking, which was prevented by the stay in hospital. This is quite absurd as nobody dies because they stopped taking a drug which is not a medication. The chart does not point to any such cause of death and instead the Rāhu daśā-antardaśā does indicate that there shall be such rumors. It just shows that her fans love her too much and cannot accept her sudden death.

Mūla 2nd Pada: Darryl Sittler

Darryl Glen Sittler is a legend in professional ice hockey. He played in the National Hockey League from 1970 (Venus daśā Mercury antardaśā[1]) until 1985 (Moon daśā Saturn antardaśā).
On 7 Feb 1976, Sittler set an NHL record that still stands, for most points scored in one game when he recorded ten points (six goals, four assists). He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989 in Moon daśā Venus antardaśā. Moon is in Mūla nakṣatra second pada (jala – mother, female) and he was born at night confirming that the affliction would exist but either to mother or wife. However, in the 7th bhāva Moon promises undying fame and “ice” is the frozen water signified by the jala tattva planets Moon trines Venus in kāma trikoṇa supported by the freezing Saturn in 3rd house which gives great staying power.

We can use a more accurate daśā system to time this Maharaja yoga – the dvādasottari (112) daśā which is applicable if lagna is in Venus aṁśa. In this chart the navāṁśa lagna is Libra confirming its use. Since Venus is the overlord of this daśā, its effects re felt throughout life and it does not have a specific daśā period attributed to it. The entire rājayoga period from 1975-85 was covered during the daśā of lagneśa Mercury which forms the Maharaja yoga with Venus.

Dvādasottari Daśā
Sun:  1947-07-09  –  1954-07-09
Jup:  1954-07-09  –  1963-07-09
Ket:  1963-07-09  –  1974-07-09
Merc:  1974-07-09  –  1987-07-09
Rah:  1987-07-09  –  2002-07-09
Mars:  2002-07-09  –  2019-07-09
Sat:  2019-07-09  –  2038-07-09
Moon:  2038-07-09  –  2059-07-10

What we are examining is the effect of the Mūla 2nd Pada (jala) which is to afflict mother, spouse or female relation. In the 7th bhāva, the Moon is most likely to afflict spouse. In addition, it is in 8th bhāva in navāṁśa which is maṅgalya sthāna (loss of spouse). It acts as māraka for marriage.

Treat 7th bhāva (Sagittarius) as lagna of spouse, then we see that whatever we had discussed for Charles Browne (Artemus Ward) is also applicable here and the 4th sign from the navāṁśa of Moon will furnish the death inflictor as well as the part of body that gets the disease. Moon is in Taurus navāṁśa and 4th bhāva from this is Leo showing the stomach-digestion region. Rāhu is placed in Leo navāṁśa.

His wife Wendy suffered from colon cancer which was detected in 1998. The dvādasottari daśā was Rāhu and antardaśā Jupiter. Note these planets exchanging signs in rāśi and being in mutual kendra in navāṁśa. Although cured initially, the cancer recurred in 2000. Doctors discovered two spots on Wendy Sittler’s liver and deemed the new cancer inoperable. Darryl said that they were going to start chemotherapy treatments and hoped the cancer could be stalled, maybe “a miracle”.

Wendy was very strong throughout this ordeal. She’s accepted her situation and talked to their children to make sure they carry on with their dreams and pursuits. She even participated in a “Cancer walk” in August 2001. Mrs. Wendy Sittler was 53 when she died at her home on 6 Oct 2001 Saturday, after a lengthy battle with colon cancer and with her husband at her side.

Dvādasottari daśā Rāhu-Mercury easily explains the event as the second house from Upapada (UL) in Leo owned by Mercury and aspected by Rāhu. In the navāṁśa, the 4th bhāva from Moon (Mūla 2nd pada) is Leo with Rāhu which aspects Mercury in Sagittarius (8th from Moon) and Saturn (disease). In Vimśottari it is Rāhu daśā Jupiter antardaśā which is not as easy to use for prediction with the chart of Venusian navāṁśa.

 


[1] Conjunction of the Lagneśa Mercury with 5th lord Venus generates Maharaja yoga. He will be a ‘King of kings’ in his path – ice hockey. Together these planets set him off on a journey (sporting career) which would make him a legend.

Mūla 1st Pada: Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estevez and is a top Hollywood actor. He was born as the third son of Martin Sheen. Sheen has two older brothers, Emilio Estevez and Ramon Estevez, and a younger sister, Renée Estevez, all actors and children of actor Martin Sheen and artist Janet Templeton. This is a typical chart of tri-deva doṣa where three sons are followed by one daughter.

Saturn is extremely well placed forming Sasa Mahāpuruṣa yoga which starts functioning from 10th year – that’s when he made an acting debut in “The Execution of Private Slovik”. Further, the tenth lord from the Moon is Mercury which is 5th lord from lagna placed in the 4th bhāva forming rājayoga and nipuṇa yoga with the 4th lord Sun. This yoga functions from a very young age. The natural rising of the Sun is the 21st year, which is when he appeared in “Wall Street” (1986). From the 22nd year (1987 – Platoon) his career rocketed into stardom. This coincided with Saturn daśā.

Chaturāśīti sama daśā (applicable if 10th lord is in 10th house by sign placement):
Jup:  1962-11-13  –  1974-11-13
Ven:  1974-11-13  –  1986-11-13
Sat:  1986-11-13  –  1998-11-13
Sun:  1998-11-13  –  2010-11-13
Moon:  2010-11-13  –  2022-11-13
Mars:  2022-11-13  –  2034-11-13
Merc:  2034-11-13  –  2046-11-14

Sarpa Yoga is formed by the presence of four malefic planets in kendra. They also form various rājayoga and mahāpuruṣa yoga giving success, recognition and wealth but the poison of the sarpa yoga would be terrible. All the rājayogas of Saturn (Sasa Mahāpuruṣa), Ketu (own sign Scorpio), Sun (mūlatrikoṇa Leo with nipuṇa yoga) and exalted Rāhu in lagna come with varying dose of poison. Mercury alone is given the task of fighting this yoga, which means family and friends come to the rescue.

He entered a drug and alcohol rehab clinic in August 1990 in Saturn daśā Moon antardaśā and should have moved in to permanent residency as the chandrāṣṭama with Moon in mūla gaṇḍānta threatens destruction of mind and body. Released in Mercury antardaśā, he hit the skids again in 1994, trashing five hotel rooms while flying high with booze and expensive designer-drugs. He entered detox in July 1994. The press reported that he exhibited highly unstable behavior.

Sarpa yoga gives a huge sexual appetite which is insatiable especially when triggered and supported by chandrāṣṭama and mūla gaṇḍānta. Charlie has estimated his sexual encounters at approximately 5,000 women. Not only that, at Heidi Fleiss’ pandering trial, he testified that he had paid over $50,000 for sexual services from Heidi’s girls from 1991-1993 (Moon and Mars antardaśā). He was arraigned on battery charges on 24 Feb 1997 (Venus antardaśā). On 20 May 1998 he complained of tingling sensations and difficulty walking when in reality it was drug overdose. He has never been able to finish a detox program – that’s the problem with sarpa yoga, you have to focus on the single natural benefic in kendra else everything in the chart falls through.

Sheen has been married three times and has five children, including one with his former high school girlfriend, Paula Profit. On 6 Jun 2001, his 16-year-old daughter Cassandra was arrested at a Los Angeles clothing boutique on burglary charges.

His first marriage with model Donna Peele on 3 Sep1995 (Saturn daśā Jupiter antardaśā) lasted five weeks and they divorced on 19 Nov 1996.

He and Denise Richards married on 15 Jun 2002[1] and their daughter Sam, was born March 9, 2004 at 10:57 PM in Los Angeles. On 2 Mar 2005 Denise Richards pregnant with their second child, filed for divorce accusing Sheen of alcohol and drug abuse and threats of violence. Daughter Lola was born on “Wednesday night” 1 Jun 2005 in Los Angeles. The divorce was finalized in November 2006.

Sheen married Brooke Mueller on 30 May 2008, who later gave birth to their twin sons, Bob and Max on 14 Mar 2009, who were six weeks premature. Venus can protect premature delivery in the 7th month. On Christmas morning of 2009 Brooke called the emergency police line claiming he was threatening her with a knife. Sheen was arrested at 11:20 AM that morning in Aspen, CO. Their divorce became final in Feb 2011.

As of March 2011, Sheen was concurrently living with pornographic actress Bree Olson and model and graphic designer Natalie Kenly, whom he collectively nicknamed his “goddesses”. It is obvious that the effects of the sarpa yoga are still very strong and chandrāṣṭama with mūla gaṇḍānta makes him a dangerous at night when the demons of mūla nakṣatra possess his consciousness. Like Anthony Hopkins he has already had three ‘official marriages’ if we can count the five week first marriage.


[1] between 8:05 and 8:10 PM, Brentwood, CA. Time from Dori Sippel who played viola at the wedding – source: Astro-Databank.

Mūla 1st Pada: Anthony Hopkins

In the chart of Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins Moon is in Mūla gaṇḍānta at 1°04’ just outside the Abhukta range. It is very similar to the chart of  Charles Farrar Browne and acts as the 8th lord in Lagna which gives great fame especially from a foreign country. Yet it is not alone. It conjoins the Sun, Mercury and Venus which generate a siṁhāsana yoga[1], dharma-karmādhipati yoga[2], Nipuṇa yoga[3] etc.

  1. As the 7th lord in Lagna Mercury overpowers the Moon to determine the daśā (fortune, destiny) as Dvisaptati sama daśā (72 year cycles) instead of the Moon determined Vimśottari daśā (120 years).
  2. This placement of lagneśa in 7th bhāva or 7th lord in lagna automatically empowers Venus to guide and protect the chart as it is the significator of the 7th bhāva. In addition, Venus is also in lagna conjoining the 7th bhāva.
  3. Kāla-amṛta yoga is present in this chart as all planets are in the half from Rāhu to Ketu reckoned in the zodiacal direction. This makes Ketu the dominant planet of the chart and protector and guide. Because of this feature Ketu will not cause the untold suffering that one born in Mūla gaṇḍānta has to face.
  4. Finally, there is a parivartana yoga between Jupiter which is both śubhapati (lord of Moon sign) and lagneśa and Saturn. This causes transfer of the evils of gaṇḍānta to Saturn thereby diverting the shocks and suffering.

These factors have caused the shift of the mūla gaṇḍānta to a house of Saturn instead of killing the native. Yet mars as the controller of agni tattva does its bit and he is the only child of his parents as Mars in the third bhāva destroys the siblings. Saturn is also the lord of 3rd bhāva and this is where the mūla doṣa shifted leaving the lagna to prosper. The Sun is in Lagna and he suffers from dyslexia performing very poorly at school even when he was a superb in the arts. Hopkins attended the Jones’ West Monmouth Boys School in Pontypool and then later in Cowbridge Grammer School. His path in life was very blurred until he met Richard Burton at the age of 15, which encouraged him to try acting. As a result, he joined the College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. The rest is history.

While we may attribute his three marriages to the kṛṣṇa caturdasī doṣa, but this seems to be yet another strange feature of the mūla 1st pada gaṇḍānta. It could the Mercury doṣa of Sagittarius[4] and Mercury is the 7th lord from the sign.


[1] Mercury as 10th lord in lagna promises brilliance in its line of work – he is a very versatile actor

[2] Mercury as 10th lord and Sun as 9th lord

[3] Conjunction of Mercury and Sun gives great skill relating to at least one line of activity, especially when related to lagna or 10th bhāva.

[4] Seven mixed form signs have doṣa (flaws). Pisces – Sun, Aquarius – Moon, Libra – Mars, Sagittarius – Mercury, Capricorn – Jupiter, Gemini – Venus, Virgo – Saturn. Graha devatā mantra removes doṣa quickly.

ysr_chart
Details about the chart can be read in a previous issue of the Jyotish Digest. In the chart of Y. Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR), Moon is in Mūla gaṇḍānta in the 12th bhāva. The exact position of the Moon at 1°28’ is just outside the Abhukta mūla range of 0°50’ indicating that the bay would survive. This gaṇḍānta afflicts the agni tattva and Sun is the lord of the 8th house as well in this chart.

Y.S. Raja Reddy, father of Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, was killed in a bomb attack in his native Kadapa district while he was returning to Pulivendula from his farm house in a car May 23, 1998. This murder of father incident happened in Mars daśā Moon antardaśā in the chart of YSR showing the power of the gaṇḍānta Moon to bring sudden losses and suffering. Affliction to agni tattva also afflicts father and male elders besides son.

YSR died due to a helicopter crash in a storm when the chopper was hit by lightening[1]. The accident (Mars or Ketu) and death happened on 2nd September 2009 at about 9.02 am. The accident and/or death occurred near Rudravaram in his Rāhu daśā Ketu antardaśā. It is noteworthy that Ketu conjoins Mars in the 6th house in navāṁśa. Jaimini teaches that if Mars and Ketu conjoin the 2nd or 6th bhāva in navāṁśa, then the native is killed by partner. This can mean spouse or any other important partner or someone travelling with the native. In any case, it just proves that affliction to agni tattva, which includes Sun, Mars and Ketu shows a violent sudden death, a gaṇḍānta that leaves a vacuum and everyone in shock.

If we were to follow the planet in 8th house, or 8th lord then, Saturn is in the 8th house and in Gemini navāṁśa. The 4th from this is Virgo which is occupied by Mars and Ketu in navāṁśa.

It is also noteworthy that in both the examples, either the Moon is in Lagna or the lord of Moon sign (śubhapati) is in Lagna. The direct association of the Lagna with the gaṇḍānta Moon does bring the gaṇḍānta doṣa on the native. Yet there can be some peculiar instances where this may not work, as in the next case of Anthony Hopkins.


[1] Mercury rules natural calamities and lightening is definitely ruled by Jupiter – these confirm the natal position of debilitated Jupiter aspecting the 3rd house from ārūḍha lagna showing the manner in which death is to come

Nakṣatra Gaṇḍānta

Gaṇḍa has been clearly defined by Nārada as the period of a prahara (3 hours) covering the junction of agni and jala rāśi. These junctions are (1) Jyeṣṭha-Mūla (in Scorpio-Sagittarius) , (2) Aśleṣā-Maghā (in Cancer-Leo) and (3) Revatī-Aśvinī (in Pisces-Aries).

Maharṣi Vasiṣṭha defines a flaw called ‘Abhukta Mūla’ for these three junctions and any child born during the 180 minutes when the Moon is at these junctions. Period of 90 minutes is one Kāla (as in kālachakra) at the end of Aśleṣā, Jyeṣṭha and Revatī and 90 minutes at the start of Maghā, Mūla and Aśvinī is to be treated as Abhukta Mūla doṣa. The word Abhukta implies (a) uneaten as in fasting or being denied food for sustenance, (b) unenjoyed or unused as in abstinence indicating one who is neither a source of joy nor of any use to the world (society). It shows one who is like an unexpended unannounced guest disturbing and shocking the existing structure. The conjunction of the water and fire signs is treated as the conjunction between the Moon (water) and Sun (fire) which is like amāvāsya and Soma (nectar of life and immortality) is not available for the animal kingdom as the Moon hides in plant kingdom.

The exact lunar transit in one kāla (90min) is 0°50’ arc. The Abhukta Mūla doṣa portion of water signs is at 29°10’ to 30°00’ while in the fire signs it is in the beginning at 0°00’ to 0°50’.

This view of the Abhukta Mūla as defined by Nārada and Vasiṣṭha is supported by the seers Brahma, Saunaka, while Maharṣi Kaśyapa gives a higher prominence to the gaṇḍānta in Aśleṣā-Maghā and Jyeṣṭha-Mūla as producing serious Abhukta Mūla doṣa while underplaying Revatī-Aśvinī.

Nakṣatra ṣoḍaśāṁśa

Brahma defines this Abhukta Mūla in terms of space instead of time. The span of a nakṣatra is 13°20’ (800’) and this portion of 50’ is one-sixteenth (1/16th) portion of the Nakṣatra. In essence, every nakṣatra is divided into four pada of 3°20’ each which in turn are divided into four parts of 0°50’ each. The gaṇḍānta is in the first 1/16th portion of the nakṣatra in fire/odd signs while it is in the last 1/16th portion of the nakṣatra in the water/even signs. These sixteen portions of the nakṣatra are like the sixteen tithī called ṣoḍaśī where 15 tithī manifest and the 16th is śūnya (void).

Other views

Confusions exist about the definition of the Abhukta Mūla in the definitions based on tie and space. The word Prahara (प्रहर) is defined in jyotiṣa as a fixed period of 3 hours reckoned from sunrise. There are eight prahara in a day of 24 hours and the junctions of these prahara are fixed. In North India these are also referred to as ghaḍī (घडी) meaning ‘the watch’. The first prahara or a day is ruled by the lord of the day and the subsequent follow the order of the kālachakra. Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Moon and Rāhu is the regular order of planets in the Kālachakra.

If sunrise is at 6:00’am on Sunday then the starting time for the prahara of that Sunday are – Sun (6am), Mars (9am), Jupiter (Noon), Mercury (3pm), Venus (6pm), Saturn (9pm), Moon (Midnight) and Rāhu (3am). Now, if on that day the Moon was to enter Sagittarius at 5:15’pm, then we can say that it entered Sagittarius in Mercury prahara. Since this prahara extends from 3-6 pm, then according to some views, the Abhukta Mūla of Mūla nakṣatra is merely 45 minutes from 5:15’ to 6:00’pm as the Mercury prahara ends at 6:00’pm.

We believe that this is a distortion of the definition of Abhukta Mūla. Brahma has done well to define this in space terms as 50’arc else this unnecessary controversy could have left us with doubts. In the above example, using Nārada and other sages definition, the Abhukta Mūla portion would be in two parts – (a) Jyeṣṭha Abhukta: 3:45’pm-5:15’pm (90 minutes before transit) and (b) Mūla Abhukta: 5:15’pm-6:45’pm (90 minutes after transit).

Blemish of Abhukta

Abhukta means that which cannot be enjoyed or adored. All the sages are unanimous in the opinion that a child born in any of the six Abhukta portions should be given away (for adoption) and taken back after 8 years have been completed. The 8 years refers to the 8 prahara portions that need to be completed [karma results of Moon manifest @ 1 prahara per year]. What is implied is that if this is not done then the separation with the child shall be very painful and severe suffering is indicated.

Maharṣi Saunaka concurs and advises that the propitiatory rituals for taking the child back should be conducted on the day of Janma Nakṣatra (which is the gaṇḍānta nakṣatra) when 9th year of the child commences.

Vasiṣṭha Riders

In the case of Mūla gaṇḍānta (nakṣatra), the first pada birth does not cause evil to father if the birth is in the night. This is because agni tattva doṣa is absent at night just as maṅgalika doṣa (caused by Mars, the ruler of agni tattva) is negligible at night. Similarly, for one born in the daytime, the second pada doṣa of death of mother will not occur as jala tattva doṣa does not manifest strongly for day birth. If the remedial measures are done within one year, then the Abhukta mūla doṣa does not afflict father whereas if it is done within 3 years then mother is safeguarded.

Kerala Tithī-aṁśa

Part

Long

Death / Danger

Part

Long

Death / Danger

1

 0° 53′ 20″

Father

9

 8° 0′ 0″

Family suffers

2

 1° 46′ 40″

Father

10

 8° 53′ 20″

Cattle, Pets

3

 2° 40′ 0″

Sister’s Husband

11

 9° 46′ 40″

Servants

4

 3° 33′ 20″

Grand Father

12

 10° 40′ 0″

Self – Native

5

 4° 26′ 40″

Mother

13

 11° 33′ 20″

Eldest Sibling

6

 5° 20′ 0″

Maternal Aunt

14

 12° 26′ 40″

Elder Sibling

7

 6° 13′ 20″

Maternal Uncle

15

 13° 20′ 0″

Maternal Grand Father

8

 7° 6′ 40″

Aunt

The nakṣatra is divided into 15 parts each called tithī-aṁśa and various results are attributed for each part.

Pada Doṣa

The effect of the Abhukta spreads to the drekkāṇa (10°) of the gaṇḍānta nakṣatra. Each nakṣatra is 13°20’ span comprising four pada of 3°20’ each. According to most authorities, the effect of the gaṇḍānta junction spreads on either side to 10° (= 1 drekkāṇa or 3 pada). The first three pada of agni rāśi (Aśvinī, Maghā and Mūla) and the last three pada of jala rāśi (Aśleṣā, Jyeṣṭha and Revatī) have flaws.

Pada Doṣa – Male Nativity

Table 1: Janma Nakṣatra: Aśvinī, Maghā and Mūla

Pada Long Danger Tattva Āyana
1  3° 20′ Danger Father, Patri-lineage Agni Dharma
2  6° 40′ Danger Mother, Matri-lineage Jala Mokṣa
3  10° 0′ Danger Pets, Food, Wealth Pṛthvi Artha
4  13° 20′ Good Results, Sibling? Vāyu Kāma

Table 2: Aśleṣā, Jyeṣṭha and Revatī [Reverse of previous]

Pada Long Danger Tattva Āyana
1  3° 20′ Good Results, Sibling? Vāyu Kāma
2  6° 40′ Danger Pets, Food, Wealth Pṛthvi Artha
3  10° 0′ Danger Mother, Matri-lineage Jala Mokṣa
4  13° 20′ Danger Father, Patri-lineage Agni Dharma

Pada Doṣa – Female Nativity

Table 3: Janma Nakṣatra: Aśvinī, Maghā and Mūla

Pada Long Danger Tattva Āyana
1  3° 20′ Danger Pets, Food, Wealth Pṛthvi Artha
2  6° 40′ Danger Father, Patri-lineage Agni Dharma
3  10° 0′ Danger Mother, Matri-lineage Jala Mokṣa
4  13° 20′ Good Results, gains wealth Vāyu Kāma

Table 4: Aśleṣā, Jyeṣṭha and Revatī [Reverse of previous]

Pada Long Danger Tattva Āyana
1  3° 20′ Good Results, gains wealth Vāyu Kāma
2  6° 40′ Danger Mother, Matri-lineage Jala Mokṣa
3  10° 0′ Danger Father, Patri-lineage Agni Dharma
4  13° 20′ Danger Pets, Food, Wealth Pṛthvi Artha

Additional Blemish

Sage Nārada adds that birth in Mūla nakṣatra will destroy (very evil) the father-in-law while birth in Aśleṣā will destroy Mother-in-Law. Jyeṣṭha is evil for Elder Brother-in-Law while Maghā is deadly for Younger Brother-in-Law. But this blemish does not apply to the last quarter of Mūla (and Maghā) and 1st quarter of Aśleṣā (Jyeṣṭha) which are actually auspicious being beyond the 10° range of Abhukta blemish.

Names changes and Mūla

One interesting observation is that the popular name drops “Philip” and uses only “Anthony Hopkins”. Charles Brown also changed his surname to “Browne” and became famous with yet another name “Artemus Wand”. “Al Gore” has almost become the name for “Albert Gore” while Carlos Irwin Estevez is popularly “Charlie Sheen”. Even Ingeborg Bachmann when in Italy in 1954-1955, wrote political columns under the pseudonym Ruth Keller for the Westdeutschen Allgemeinen Zeitung.

Observation: If the afflicted tattva is in the 7th bhāva (Rudra gāyatrī), then the native shall become very successful in business or trade and shall amass a fortune. They tend to create a brand or an exclusive commodity.

Mūla Nakṣatra Birth

Mūla 1st Pada: Charles Farrar Browne

Artemus Ward was the pen name of Charles Farrar Browne, who started at 13 as an apprentice to a printer. He set type for several newspapers in New England before a Boston printshop hired him in 1851 in Venus daśā Jupiter antardaśā. His first humorous sketches, signed ‘Chub’ appeared in the Boston Carpet-bag. During the next 2 years he was a printer in several Ohio towns. In 1853 (Saturn antardaśā) he became an editor on the Toledo Commercial. Between 1857 (Venus-Mercury) and 1861 (Sun-Mars) he was an editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

With the advent of Sun daśā his fortune turned as in 1860, he became editor of Vanity Fair, a humorous New York weekly, which proved a failure. His Janma Nakṣatra is Mūla and although he is not in the very dangerous Abhukta (0°50’) portion, his birth is still in the first pada which shows affliction to agni tattva. Although prima facie exalted, the Sun actually becomes very malefic for Mūla gaṇḍānta born natives. In addition, it combusts the lagneśa Jupiter[1]. His pen named character “Artemus Ward” was the favorite author of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Before presenting ‘The Emancipation Proclamation’ to his Cabinet, Lincoln read to them the latest episode, ‘Outrage in Utiky’. Mark Twain was also very inspired by “Artemus Ward”.

Moon is the lord of the 8th bhāva and according to Jaimini, the manner of death is to be known from the sign in the 4th bhāva from its navāṁśa position. Moon is in Aries navāṁśa making Cancer, the chest region, as the area of disease which can bring death (gaṇḍānta). As 8th lord in Lagna conjoining the 12th lord Ketu it shows foreign residence. Moon in lagna also promises fame and popularity. With the advent of Moon daśā in 1866, Charles went to England. He became exceedingly popular both as a lecturer and as a contributor to Punch, as promised by the Moon in Lagna.

In the spring of the following year, his health gave way and he died of tuberculosis (lung/chest disease as indicated by 4H from navāṁśa Moon) at Southampton on March 6, 1867 in Moon daśā Mars antardaśā. Moon is the 8th lord whereas Mars is in the 3rd bhāva, which is 8th from 8th bhāva. It is also the dispositor of lagneśa and is stationed in malefic sign. In navāṁśa it conjoins Ketu forming piśāca yoga and will carry out the mūla gaṇḍānta ‘agni flaw’ of first pada as it is the significator of agni tattva. The Moon transited over natal Mars in Aquarius on the date of death. Tithī was śukla pratipada ruled by the Sun (agni) in 5th house. It is evident that Moon in gaṇḍānta did give premature and sudden death by disease based on 64th navāṁśa[2] and Moon is the 8th lord.


[1] Jupiter (23°57’) is within the 11° combustion range from Sun (14°50’) and shows the starting phase of combustion – which going to be experienced for about 22 years from birth in entirety and thereafter he will shine with spiritual luster. But the burnout rate is high for one born in Mūla gaṇḍānta.

[2] The 64th navāṁśa is the sign in the 4th bhāva from the navāṁśa position of the Moon in navāṁśa (Aries) which is Cancer indicating Chest region, Tuberculosis. Method is emphasized by Jaimini.

 

This is an introduction to the eight-sign zodiac called Kālachakra.

1      Introduction

Aṣṭadala Padma (Eight petal lotus) is the foundation of Hindu philosophy. It is based on the Kālachakra (wheel of time), which is composed of eight spokes and has the 28 constellations distributed in these spokes. Each of these spokes is in one of the cardinal or intermediate directions and is reckoned starting from the east and moving in the clockwise direction. Based on this we have the aṣṭadala padma and the aṣṭa-maṅgala  kriyā[1].

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Have you ever wondered why the order of the weekdays is ‘Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wedneday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday? The clue lies in Hora. It is the basis for determining the order of the weekdays.

List the planets on the basis of their average speeds or in the order of their dwipa (ellipsoidal orbits around the earth in the Bhu-Mandala). If we consider a heliocentric system then the speed of the Moon would be the highest followed by the order of the planets in their distance from the Sun i.e. Moon, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Here the Moon is the only satellite that is included as we are concerned with bodies influencing the earth by proximity or light.

Start LMT Hora Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6 AM 1 Sun Mon Mar Mer Jup Ven Sat
7 2 Ven Sat Sun Mon Mar Mer Jup
8 3 Mer Jup Ven Sat Sun Mon Mar
9 4 Mon Mar Mer Jup Ven Sat Sun
10 5 Sat Sun Mon Mar Mer Jup Ven
11 6 Jup Ven Sat Sun Mon Mar Mer
Noon 7 Mar Mer Jup Ven Sat Sun Mon
1 PM 8 Sun Mon Mar Mer Jup Ven Sat
2 9 Ven Sat Sun Mon Mar Mer Jup
3 10 Mer Jup Ven Sat Sun Mon Mar
4 11 Mon Mar Mer Jup Ven Sat Sun
5 12 Sat Sun Mon Mar Mer Jup Ven
6 13 Jup Ven Sat Sun Mon Mar Mer
7 14 Mar Mer Jup Ven Sat Sun Mon
8 15 Sun Mon Mar Mer Jup Ven Sat
9 16 Ven Sat Sun Mon Mar Mer Jup
10 17 Mer Jup Ven Sat Sun Mon Mar
11 18 Mon Mar Mer Jup Ven Sat Sun
M.N 19 Sat Sun Mon Mar Mer Jup Ven
1 AM 20 Jup Ven Sat Sun Mon Mar Mer
2 21 Mar Mer Jup Ven Sat Sun Mon
3 22 Sun Mon Mar Mer Jup Ven Sat
4 23 Ven Sat Sun Mon Mar Mer Jup
5 24 Mer Jup Ven Sat Sun Mon Mar

Write down the Hora/hour lordships starting with the Sun for Sunday in the order of slowest to fastest as at (2) above, for every hour and we find that after completing the lordship of 24 hours of Sunday, the lord of the 25th hour which is the first hour of the next day is the Moon. Now, the lord of the first hour shall be the lord of the day, so the day following Sunday shall be Monday as the Moon lords the first hour of the second day.

Similarly, we do the exercise of writing the lordships of the 24 hours of Monday and lord of the 25th hour of Monday is also the lord of the first hour of the next day which is Mars. Hence the day following Monday shall be Tuesday (Mars-day) as it lord the first hour of the third day.

In this manner we derive the list of the weekdays as Sunday (Suns-day), Monday (Moon-day), Tuesday (Tyers-day or Mars-day), Wednesday (Wodens-day or Mercury-day), Thursday (Thor or Jupiter-day), Friday (Frei or Venus-day) and Saturday (Saturn-day).

Note the following:

  1. the lord of the fourth Hora starts the first hour of the next day
  2. the lord of the sixth Hora starts the first hour of the night.

The order of the days in the week is obtained based on the lordship of the first hour of the day. This is an important concept in Jyotish. Remember the following:

  • Rule # H01 The lord of the first hour of the day is the lord of the day called Dinesa or Varesha. We get two (perhaps more) corollaries from this rule which is the foundation of Hora shastra.
  • Cor#01: the lord of the first day (or first Hora) of a month becomes the Lord of the Month and is called Masadhipati (Lord of Month)
  • Cor#02: the Lord of the first day (or first Hora) in a Year becomes the lord of the year and is called and Varsheshwara (Lord of the Year).

Illustration: Determine the Lord of birth Hora for a person born at 9:15’ PM IST at Sambalpur, India (21N28’, 84E01’).  Standard time zone for India (82E30’)
Answer: The day of birth was Wednesday (Ruler: Mercury)

Longitude of Standard Time Zone (IST) 82E30 = 82+ (30/60) = 82.5000 Deg
Longitude of Local time (LMT) 84E01 = 84+ (1/60) = 84.0166 Deg
Longitude difference (IST Minus LMT) 82.5000 – 84.0166 = -1.5166 Deg
Convert difference into time (@4 min per degree) -1.5166 x 4 = – 6.0664 Min[1] = – 6’04”
LMT Correction Reduce (-) 6 Min 4 Sec
Starting time for Hora at Sambalpur 6 AM – 6’04” = 5:53’:56” IST[2]
Birth time 9:15’ PM IST = 21:15’ IST
Time Difference = Birth time – Starting time 21:15’ – 5:53’56” = 15:21’:04”
Hora (Round off the time difference into the next higher integer) 16
Lord of Hora Lord of 16th Hora on Wednesday = Moon

It maybe noted that for longitudes east of the time zone, the starting time shall be before 6 AM whereas for longitudes west of the time zone, the starting time shall be after 6 AM.
Use of Hora
1. The Hora has a direct influence on the houses and this knowledge is extensively used by the intelligent astrologer in planning his activities.
2. All activities started during the Hora ruled by the Lord of the related Bhava (House) in the birth chart shall surely fructify.
3. Similarly, activities started during the Hora of the Badhakesh from the concerned Bhava shall suffer obstruction and activities started during the Hora of the Rogesh (8th Lord) from the concerned Bhava shall suffer annihilation
Assignment & Tasks
1. Determine the Hora at the time of birth in your horoscope. Do the houses ruled by the Lord of the Hora have any special significance in your life?
2. Write a project or report concerning your work starting during the Hora of the Lord of the tenth house in your chart. Make a chart for the moment of starting this work. Evaluate the results after 6 months of completion of the project/ report.
3. Draw the chart for the swearing-in time for the President/ Prime-Minister of your Nation and determine the Hora Lord, Masadhipati and Varsheswara i.e. lords of the hour, month and year. Does this have any link to the main activity or focus of the Government during its tenure? Highlight the results and failures related to the houses ruled by the Lord of the Hora. Can you relate the success and failures to the relationship between the Lord of the tenth and the Lord of the Hora? You can use Argala, Drishti etc, to stress your points.
4. Will you ever write a book or teach Jyotish? If so, during which Hora should you give the Guru Mantra to your students? Does this have a link to the Bhava or the Arudha Pada of the Bhava?
5. You would like to buy a new house. Which Hora would be most suitable to negotiate for the house? On which day should you step into the new house?
6. On which day/Hora should you look up a doctor?
7. Which is the best day for you to see his Jyotish? If the Jyotish only gives appointment to people on weekends (Saturday/ Sunday), then which time is most suitable?
8. You had asked for an interview and the date given is very inauspicious, say it is ruled by the Lord of the 8th house. The time also seems to be most inauspicious. What would you do?
9. Your spouse has asked for a divorce and has walked out of the house. You don’t want to break the marriage. What would you do?

 


[1] Thus if a person wants his watch to show the Local time at Sambalpur, India then he has to move the minute hand ahead by about 6 Minutes.
[2] In other words when the watch (adjusted to Indian Standard Time) shows 5:53’:56”, the Local time at Sambalpur, India would be 6:00’:00” AM.
If instead we consider a geocentric system, then the same order will prevail except that the Sun will replace the earth as the relative speed of the earth will be the same as that of the Sun. Then the order of the planets based on speed in a geocentric system is

  • Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn…fastest to slowest, or
  • Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury and Moon … slowest to fastest. This is the order of the horä or the planetary lordship of the hours of the day.

The Sun is the king of the solar system and hence shall rule the first day and the first hour of the first day. Accordingly, the table of hora or lordship of the planets over the 24 hours of the day on the basis of slowest to fastest is given in the following table.

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Yashoda annd Swati’s question wrote:
Hare Rama Krsna, I was listening to Atri classes on Jagannatha drekkana , where Sanjayji talks about Agasthya is related to Bhramarishi ( chara rashis, 9th from sthir rashis Moon ), Doorvaasa is related to Maharishi (sthira rashis, 9th from dwija rashis Moon), Narada is connected to devarishi (dwija rashis, 9th from chara rashis Moon)
In contrast to this, in the narayana dasha book, it is given other way round, as Agasthya related to Maharishi (sthira rashis) and Doorvaasa is related to Bhramarishi (chara rashis). Can you please help me clear this confusion .
Let us get the linkages to get to the bottom of the subject at hand.

Defining the titles of a Rishi
There are many prefixes added to Rishi to indicate their status or working levels. Brahmarshi is the name *Brahma* prefixed to show the creative process which starts with AUM and Jagannath, and the three Rishi’s for this knowledge that we all have are Gotama, Atri and Bharadwaj, the givers of AUM for which they are called Brahmarsi. So not the creative process with A-U-M has become threefold having A, which is Brahma; U which is Vishnu and M which is Shiva. Maharsi are the ten seers of maharloka who are progenitors of all creation after a pralaya and when the creation beings again! So Maharsi is working as Brahmarsi at Maharloka.

There are so many prefixes that can create some confusion as you can see above. Therefore, following in the holy footsteps of Parasara [Vishnu Purana] we arrive at the three basic titles of Brahmarsi, Maharsi and Devarsi. Do you recall my witing about creation and the two words we learnt i.e. how A-U-M becomes U-M-A due to the reversal effect.

Look at the Rishi’s from the viewpoint of their creation and attachment –

(1) Agastya is known for his enormous creativity, having created the languages, scripts and incorporated the entire vedic literature into the south indian languages. Agastya was also known for his strength and he ate up and digested some rakshasa (demons) in a *tit for tat* kind of episode. He drank up the ocean when thirsty and fishes leapt around crying for life! None knows medicine better than him nor the ways to handle poison (Rk Veda etc).

(2) Durvasa is known for his terrible temper and thousands of disciples whom he taught and kept under strict disciplene – only Shiva could have done this. He is incarnated from the blessings of Shiva to Atri Muni. But Atri Muni is the giver of the AUM, and specifically the middle syllable U in the order of Gotama, Atri, Bharadvaja.

(3) Devarsi narada is a son of *Brahma* (so if we take birth as the factor) then some will argue that he should becalled Brahmarsi, but unlike manmatha and Rudra, he decided to remain celibate and thus left the path that Brahma wanted him to take and stuck to Narayana…like glue. So there is no doubt that he is the devarsi.

Teachings of Parasara in BPHS

Extracts from Brhat Parasara Hora Shastra

The translation of the word *parivritti* and *trayam* has been done differently by different authors to suit their purposes and in reality this is quiet encompassing. Just for good record, there is a drekkana chart which is called Parivritti Drekkana and is quite well known and accepted. You can check Tajik Nilakanti and my writings and those of the scholar Iranganti Rangacharya on this subject as well as that of Dr. B V. Raman.

The common understanding for parivritti is to “consider or cover the entire zodiac span of 360 degrees” based on its meanings as (1) “turning or a revolution” around the zodiac, (2) “return (into this world)” and (3) “surrounding , encompassing or covering” the zodiac. The word *trayam* means three or three-fold and to this there can be no dispute nor different opinions. Therefore, drekkana is the one-third part of a sign reckoned in such a way that it covers the entire zodiac of 360 degrees. There are four ways in which this can be done and are popularly called (1) Parashari drekkana (2) Jagannath drekkana (3) Somanath Drekkana and (4) Parivrittitraya drekkana, although from the exact writings of Parasara, it is quite evident that he has covered all these in his broad statement at sloka 7.

 

Sva is self, first sign or the same sign; panca means fifth and navama means ninth; it is evident that the first, fifth and ninth signs, in that particular order, are being advised from every sign. Krama means to step or move in a procedure. Therefore, the first, fifth and ninth signs from any sign are the three drekkana and based on this sloka 8 and the name Parasari drekkana has been given to the generally well known drekkana or decanate chart. For example, the three decanates measuring 10deg each for Leo would map to Leo, Sagittarius and Pisces respectively for the 1st (0 -10 deg) 2nd (10 deg – 20 deg) and 3rd (20 deg – 30 deg).

Next he says that Narada, Agastya, Durvasa (in that order) are the lords (poor translation of isa but will do for now) for chara (movable) and OTHERS. Should we interpret others as chara, sthira (fixed), dvisvabhava (dual or mutable) which is normally done? Then, Narada is the Rishi for movable signs, Agastya for fixed signs and Durvasa for mutable signs.

Logical derivation based on Birth and BPHS and dharma bhava

If we take the lineage or birth then this can easily fall in place – (1) Narada was the son of Brahma and hence movable signs are given to his care as Brahma indicates creation for which the movable signs have the energy or guna (2) Agastya, the ardent worshipper of Rudra/Shiva was the son of Rishi Pulastya and the fixed signs with low energy attributed to their fixity represents thes guna while (3) Durvasa was the son of Atri muni who is the giver of the middle syllable ‘U’ in AUM which represents the energy of Vishnu. Therefore this explanation fits the description.

However, we need to realize that the Rishi are actually the Pitris as they are the progenitors of all creation (and knowledge – Veda) and must have the pride of place in the ninth house to represent the Guru and father alike. Then when we say narada rules of the movable drekkana we refer to him as being in the ninth from the movable signs. The ninth from movable signs are the mutable (dual) signs which are having the energy of sustenance and therefore Narada is called Devarsi. By similar logic we can attribute the ninth from fixed signs (which are movable signs) to Agastya as he has a created whole universe of knowledge like Brahma. Similarly the ninth from mutable signs are the fixed signs and the anger of Durvasa matches this.

If we map ‘Devarsi to Vishnu, Brahmarsi to Brahma and Maharsi to Mahadeva or Shiva, then from the above paragraph, we can map Narada as Devarsi, Agastya as Brahmarsi and Durvasa as Mahrsi. That should explain in detail what I was teaching at the Atri-SJC class in Delhi.
(1) Devarsi – Narada –Mutable or dual signs [logic: being 9th from movable signs] (2) Brahmarsi –Agastya –Movable signs [logic: being 9th from fixed signs] (3) Maharsi –Durvasa –Fixed signs [logic: being 9th from mutable/dual signs]

The vexed questions
All this is fine and we should follow but then a stage comes when we ask questions like what does the word ‘krama’ fully mean? Is it just regular reckoning like that for Saturn or is it based on the reckoning of Narayana? Then we arrive at a dilemma where the ninth sign from the samapada and vimsapada are going to be different. Then for Narayana dasa which is based on padakrama order, the reckoning of results of houses should also follow a different order for samapada and vimsapada signs. For this we go back to the two words “AUM” and “UMA” which hold the key to the answer. Again, the word used by Parasara is ‘chara and others’ which for the intelligent should cover both the groups of samapada and vimsapada signs. Therefore Narayana dasa is a different level of Jyotish altogether and should be studied with at least some knowledge of the Upadesha Sutra. Add to this the complexity of the word ‘parivritti-traya’ and the various alternatives to get a great puzzle that would require serious research to resolve.

Let us just focus on the question at hand. Look at it from another perspective of guna and drishti which is an attribute of the signs. We already have the following mapping –
(1) Devarsi – Narada –Mutable or dual signs [logic: being 9th from movable signs] (2) Brahmarsi –Agastya –Movable signs [logic: being 9th from fixed signs] (3) Maharsi –Durvasa –Fixed signs [logic: being 9th from mutable/dual signs]

When we talk of Narayana dasa, we talk of sustenance of everything that is created by Him. In the material universe, Guna is understood from the viewpoint of energy as well.

(1) Satva can be simply understood as perfect balance between energy supply and demand and thus the body continues in perfect or balanced motion. Satva guna is attributed to mutable or gual signs
(2) Rajas guna is the desire and hence power to create and shows the use of surplus energy which is available with movable signs. Rajas guna is attributed to movable signs and will continue to keep working or doing till the energy finishes. Thus, Rajas ends in Tamas guna when the fuel supply finishes.
(3) The reverse is true for Tamas guna which has no power or energy to do anything and is seeking energy to get activated and achieve its goals. Tamas is attributed to the fixed signs which symbolise lack of motion and low energy.

Now rewrite the mapping based on gunas
(1) Devarsi – Narada –Mutable or dual signs –satva guna
(2) Brahmarsi –Agastya –Movable signs –rajas guna
(3) Maharsi –Durvasa –Fixed signs –tamas guna

The desire is indicated by RASI DRISHTI or the aspect of the signs.
(1) The dual/mutable signs aspect each other or satva guna is satisfied in itself, and satva converts only to another satva because of this drishti. [satva –> satva] (2) Movable signs aspect only fixed signs and cannot aspect any movable or mutable signs showing that rajas converts to tamas guna because of this drishti. [rajas –> tamas] (3) Fixed signs only aspect other movable signs and cannot aspect fixed or mutable signs showing that tamas converts to rajas but cannot convert ot satva because of this drishti. [tamas –>rajas]

Q1. Why are we taking drishti into account? Answer: Because it shows the knowledge, desire and action towards things/objectives.
Q2. Why are we considering Rasi drishti? Answer: Because it does not have Iccha shakti and instead has only kriya and gyana shakti. That is why it doesnot
And, in Narayana Dasa or in Drig dasa, this connection between drishti (knowledge, desire and action ability) and ninth house (Narayana/Vishnu) is clearly made and has a sound basis on the Rk Veda – tad Vishnu paramam padam, sadaa pasyanti suurayah. Diviivah chayur-aatatam.

The next step is to covert on the basis of the guna. Satva (Devarshi) remains the same and no conversion occurs. Rajas (Brahmarsi) is converted to Tamas (Maharsi) and vice-versa.
(1) Devarsi – Narada –Mutable or dual signs –satva guna –> satva guna –Mutable or dual signs–Narada [Rishi is not changing, dominant guna is not changing] (2) Brahmarsi –Agastya –Movable signs –rajas guna –> tamas guna – Fixed signs –Maharsi –Agastya [Rishi is not changing, dominant guna changes, and thus the sign association changes] (3) Maharsi –Durvasa –Fixed signs –tamas guna –> rajas guna – Movable signs – Brahmarsi –Durvasa [Rishi is not changing, dominant guna changes, and thus the sign association changes]

Now for the purpose of Narayana dasa, Drig dasa and every where we use rasi drishti, we should remember this changing of guna and accordingly in the Narayana dasha book, it is given as Agasthya related to Maharishi (sthira rashis) and Durvssa is related to Bhramarishi (chara rashis)

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