Archive for February, 2006
February 21st, 2006
Date Format – Vimshottari Dasha
February 10th, 2006
Bhava Chart – Chalit Chart
- total difference = Ascendant – Midheaven
- difference for one house = total difference divided by three
- mid point of 11th house = midheaven + difference for one house
- mid point of 12th house = mid point of 11th house + difference for one house.
Similarly, calculate the mid points of all the other houses to get the bhava chart. The starting point of a bhava is the mean of its and the previous house’s midpoint. Naturally, the end point of a house is the beginning of the next one.
How is Rashi Chart different from Chalit Chart?
1. Mathematically: Rashi chart assumes that all the houses are equal – 30 degrees in length. While calculating the positions of ascendant and other planets, we just take the modulo of the degree by 30 and assign the houses. In bhava chart, the mid point of a house, i.e. the bhava madhya, is given a lot of importance. The influence of a house is calculated based on this bhava madhya. e.g. if Ascendant value is 2 degrees, then the influence of the first house extends from approximately 350 degrees to about 17 degrees and not Zero to 30 degrees as would be the case with a rashi chart. The upper and the lower limits of influence of a house are called Bhava Sandhis. Planets are placed in this newly computed Bhava chart – and we get something called Chalit chart. The rule is simple, if a planet’s longitude is more than the starting sandhi and less than the end sandhi, it is said to fall in that bhava.
2. For interpretations: The combinations that are used for interpretations are – rashi chart along with divisional charts on one hand and bhava charts on other hand. We never mix divisional charts with bhava chart. Planets influence a chart based on the bhava they are situated in. Rule of thumb – if an interpretation system works only with planets and houses and not signs, you can safely assume that it is working with the chalit chart and not the rashi chart. However, the aspects of planets on other planets are always studied from rashi chart. Similarly exaltation/debilitation of planets is again studied only from the rashi chart. Manglik Dosha is studied partly from bhava chart (e.g. statements like Mars causes dosha if situated in 7th house) and partly from rashi chart. When looking for exceptions (e.g. Mars in Simha, i.e. in the sign of a friend does not cause dosha), we should see the rashi chart. Normally, bhava chart and rashi chart would agree with each other. However, if the Ascendant or planets’ degree is closer to multiple of 30, there may be differences between the charts. It is always interesting to see if a planet has moved from one house to another from rashi chart to chalit chart. This explains a lot of times why a yoga that is so obvious in rashi chart does not fructify in real life.
February 5th, 2006
Clarifications on Manglik Dosha
The maximum comments on this blog are posted to the article on Manglik Dosha. I would like to clarify a few points:
I am of the firm opinion that Mars in Lagna does not cause dosha.
Shani and Rahu, which are supposed to be cruel planets also cause dosha similar to Manglik dosha and their effect should also be balanced.
A person with Mars in 7th house should marry a person with Mars in 7th house only and not in any other house.
I was going through a calendar that we have been referring throughout. This calendar is called Bhuvan Vijay Panchanga by Pt Babulal Chaturvedi and is published by Adhunik Jyotish Karyalaya – Office of Modern Astrology, Jabalpur, India. It is a fairly accurate and detailed calendar and readers are advised to take a look at it if they can get hold of one. I refer to the pages when someone asks me about match making and an internet connection is not handy to refer to my own website.
In one of the pages, the author explains about Manglik Dosha and how it is caused and what nullifies the dosha. It is pretty much in line with other texts on Manglik Dosha that I have read. However, one of the sections caught my eye and I thought I should share it with blog readers. Please take a look at this attached image.
For people who do not understand Hindi, the text says that in the seven scenarios mentioned below, matching the chart for Manglik Dosha is not required:
If there is a condition associated with marriage, e.g. the way Rama and Sita, Arjun and Draupadi got married.
If the girl is kidnapped and subsequently married.
If the girl’s father gives away his daughter willingly and lovingly.
If the girl herself proposes to a guy then it is not necessarily required to match the charts for Manglik Dosha.
In case of remarriage.
If the girl has crossed the age of 30 years, then a lot of attention should not be given to manglik dosha.
For a man above 50 years of age and for a woman 45 and above.
Number 4 and 6 seem to be a fairly interesting points. I am not sure why these are specific to girls. Anyway, the whole point behind this post is to kickstart a debate. I would request learned astrologers to take a look and comment on this post so that students like me can learn.