and "A" we now come to
which represents Rajayogas or planetary combinations for
rise in one’s work, job, avocation or profession. There
are many ways of examining it. The simplest principle is
to see the combination of the lords of trikonas (trines)
and kendras (quadrants). First remember the following
1. It has been stated earlier
that trines are known as Lakshmi sthanas or houses of
2. It has also been stated the
quadrants are Vishnu sthanas or the houses of
3. It has also been stated
that the lagna lord is the lord both of the trikona and the
Therefore the Rajayogas for
each horoscope will have to be seen thus.
1. Lagna lord and the fourth
2. Lagna lord and the fifth
3. Lagna lord and the seventh
4. Lagna lord and the ninth
5. Lagna lord and the tenth
6. The fourth lord and the
7. The fourth lord and the
8. The fifth lord and the
9. The fifth lord and the
10. The ninth lord and the
11. The ninth lord and the
Importance of the Navamsha
In Hindu Astrology what is
apparent in the birth horoscope may improve or deteriorate in
the navamsha. It is never safe to make any prediction without
using the navamsha. So we will go deeper from here
In industrial times so many
new opportunities have opened up before today’s generations
that one can move from one job to another and keep rising
higher. Here the so-called evil houses must have new meaning.
What is necessary to stress is not to undermine the importance
of houses other than the kendras and trikonas.
Out of the six-fold strength of
planets popular in Hindu Astrology, we shall make use only of
directional strength here, which is to be seen as
1. Jupiter and Mercury are strong in
2. The Moon and Venus are strong in
the fourth house.
3. Saturn is strong in the seventh
4. The Sun and Mars are strong in the
5. Rahu and Ketu in the kendras behave
like kendra lords and in trikonas behave like trikona
Note – Rahu and Ketu in the
houses of Jupiter, Dhanu or Meena are generally good. If they
are aspected by Jupiter they acquire beneficence.
Importance of the
In view of the importance of making
careers early in life, it is of utmost important to see what
dasha one gets at the right time for achieving what one has
achieved. A check-list is being given here.
1. See what are the Rajayogas in a
horoscope, by which what is meant is the combination of kendra
and trikona lords.
2. See whether the planets promising
high things in the birth horoscope have deteriorated in the
navamsha or have improved.
3. Look out for new meanings in the
changed times in which we are living.
4. Note the planets with directional
5. See what is the mahadasha and
antar-dasha or major and sub-periods running at a given
6. Wherever necessary use the
sub-sub-period also. Some illustrations will be given in the
7. Last will come transit of planets.
To give exaggerated importance to transits is to mistake the
feather of a bird for the bird itself.
Note – A planet which remains
at the same place as in the birth horoscope is called
vargottama planet also.
8. Therefore add vargottama planets
9. Do not forget to examine
(arishta) first, before launching into a prediction.
– An astrologer is not infallible. Yet a sound
and detailed analysis of a horoscope will give to him a life
average of eighty percent correct predictions. Often, I have
given predictions about big events, overlooking the "X" element
and gone wrong. In USA those who expect one hour of reading
from an astrologer are themselves responsible for driving an
astrologer into a wrong position. Sometimes, a horoscope may
take hours of verification for its correctness. This fact is
forgotten by many people who blame the astrologer without being
sure that their horoscope is correctly cast.
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