SIGNS(RASIS) 1. ARIES(MESHA) 2. TAURUS(VRISHABHA) 3. GEMINI(MIDHUNA) 4. CANCER(KARKATAKA) 5. LEO(SIMHA) 6. VIRGO(KANYA) 7. LIBRA(TULA) 8. SCORPIO(VRICHIKA) 9. SAGITTARIUS(DHANUSH) 10. CAPRICORN(MAKARA) 11. AQUARIUS(KUMBHA) 12. PISCES(MEENA)
DEGREES (0-30 DEG) (30-60 DEG) (60-90 DEG) (90-120 DEG) (120-150 DEG) (150-180 DEG) (180-210 DEG) (210-240 DEG) (240-270 DEG) (270-300 DEG) (300-330 DEG) (330-360 DEG)
LORDS MARS(KUJA) VENUS(SUKRA) MERCURY(BUDHA) MOON(CHANDRA) SUN(SURYA) MERCURY(BUDHA) VENUS(SUKRA) MARS(KUJA) JUPITER(GURU) SATURN(SANI) SATURN(SANI) JUPITER(GURU)
The zodiac surrounding the earth is circular in shape and is divided in to 12 equal parts of 30 degrees each for the purpose of Astrology and each division is called sign (RASIS). Each sign derived its name from its resemblance to the group of stars formed in each division.
NAKSHATRAS 1. ASWINI 2. BHARANI 3. KRITTIKA 4. ROHINI 5. MRIGASIRA 6. ARIDRA 7. PUNARVASU 8. PUSHYA 9. ASLESHA
10. MAKHA 11. PUBHA 12. UTTARA 13. HASTA 14. CHITTA 15. SWATHI 16. VISHAKA 17. ANURADHA 18. JYESTA
19. MOOLA 20. POORVASHADA 21. UTHARASHADA 22. SRAVANA 23. DHANISHTA 24. SATHABISH 25. POORVA BHADRA 26. UTTARA BHADRA 27. REVATHI
LORDS KETU VENUS SUN MOON MARS RAHU JUPITER SATURN MERCURY
DASA(yrs) 7 20 6 10 7 18 16 19 17
The Zodiac is divided in to 27 nakshatra zones (or) constellations of 13 deg 20’ min each for the purpose of Astrology. These Nakshatras are fixed stars and self-illuminated. The nakshatras (or) constellations are divided into 4 equal parts and each part is called nakshatra pada. Rasi is equal to 9-nakshatra pada.
CHARACTERISTICS OF SIGNS
ARIES:- ODD,MALE,WATER LESS,EAST,MOVABLE(chara),BLIND(at midnight), NIGHT(nocturnal),MALEFIC,QUADRUPED(chatushpada),DHATU(mineral), SHORT, PRISTODAYA(malefic), LUNAR,DHARMA(right things),TATWA-FIRE, STERILE(non- productive),CASTE-KSHTRIYA,SHAPE-GOAT,BODY PART-HEAD, ABODE-FOREST,ENTRANCE,FIERCE,COLOR- BLOOD RED COLOR,GUNA- RAAJASIK NATURE-PITTA, ODD-FOOTED,
TAURUS:- EVEN,FEMALE,PARTIAL WATER, SOUTH,FIXED(sthira),BLIND(at midnight), NIGHT(nocturnal),BENIFIC,QUADRUPED(chatushpada),MOOLA(vegetable),SHORT, PRISTODAYA(malefic),LUNAR,ARTHA(money,knowledge),TATWA-EARTH,SEMI-STERILE, CASTE-VAISHYA,SHAPE-BULL,BODY PART-FACE(including neck), ABODE-FIELD/MEADOW(agricultural land with water),OUTSIDE,AUSPICIOUS, COLOR-WHITE, GUNA- RAAJASIK,NATURE-VAATA, ODD-FOOTED,
GEMINI:- ODD,MALE,PARTIAL WATER,WEST,DUAL(dwiswabhava),BLIND(at noon), NIGHT(nocturnal),MALEFIC,BIPED(manusya),JEEVA(animal),MEDIUM, SHIRSHODAYA(benific),LUNAR,KAMA(desire),TATWA-AIR,STERILE(non- productive), CASTE-SUDRA,SHAPE-TWINS,BODY PART-SHOULDER(upper part of chest), ABODE-BED/VILLAGE,INSIDE,FIERCE,COLOR- GRASS GREEN,GUNA- TAAMASIK, NATURE-MIXED, ODD-FOOTED,
CANCER:- EVEN,FEMALE,WATER,NORTH,MOVABLE(chara),BLIND(at noon), NIGHT(nocturnal),BENIFIC,REPTILE(keeta),DHATU(mineral), MEDIUM,PRISTODAYA(malefic),LUNAR,MOKSHA(salvation), TATWA-WATER,FRUITFUL(productive),CASTE-BRAHMIN, SHAPE-CRAB,BODY PART-HEART(chest), ABODE-POND/PIT WITH WATER(chasm with water),ENTRANCE, AUSPICIOUS,COLOR- PALE RED, GUNA- SAATTWIK, NATURE-KAPHA,EVEN-FOOTED,
LEO:- ODD,MALE,WATER LESS,EAST,FIXED(sthira),BLIND(at night),DAY(diurnal), MALEFIC,QUADRUPED(chatushpada),MOOLA(vegetable),LONG,SHIRSHODAYA(benific), SOLAR,DHARMA(right things),TATWA-FIRE,STERLILE(non-productive),CASTE-KSHTRIYA, SHAPE-LION,BODY PART-STOMACH(above naval),ABODE-MOUNTAIN CAVE, OUTSIDE,FIERCE,COLOR- WHITE, GUNA- SAATTWIK, NATURE-PITTA,EVEN-FOOTED,
VIRGO:- EVEN,FEMALE,PARTIAL WATER,SOUTH,DUAL(dwiswabhava), BLIND(at noon),DAY(diurnal),BENIFIC,BIPED(manusya),JEEVA(animal),LONG, SHIRSHODAYA(benific),SOLAR,ARTHA(money,knowledge),TATWA- AIR, STERILE(non-productive),CASTE-VAISHYA,SHAPE-LADY, BODY PART-WAIST/ABDOMEN(below naval), ABODE-LAND WITH WATER/VEGETATION,INSIDE,AUSPICIOUS,COLOR- VARIEGATED GUNA- TAAMASIK, NATURE-VAATA, EVEN-FOOTED,
LIBRA:- ODD,MALE,WATER LESS,WEST,MOVABLE(chara), DEAF(in fournoon/beforenoon),DAY(diurnal),MALEFIC,BIPED(manusya), DHATU(mineral),LONG,SHIRSHODAYA(benific),SOLAR,KAMA(desire), TATWA-AIR,SEMI-STERILE,CASTE-SUDRA,SHAPE-BALANCE,BODY PART-GROINS(naval), ABODE-MARKET PLACE/HOUSE OF A VAISHYA,ENTRANCE,FIERCE,COLOR- BLACK, GUNA- RAAJASIK, NATURE-MIXED,ODD-FOOTED,
SCORPIO:- EVEN,FEMALE,WATER,NORTH,FIXED(sthira), DEAF(in fournoon/beforenoon),DAY(diurnal),BENIFIC,REPTILE(keeta), MOOLA(vegetable),LONG,SHIRSHODAYA(benific),SOLAR,MOKSHA, TATWA-WATER,FRUITFUL(productive),CASTE-BRAHMIN,SHAPE-SCORPION, BODY PART-PRIVATE PARTS(sexual organs), ABODE-CAVITY OR A HOLE,OUTSIDE,AUSPICIOUS,COLOR- REDDISH BROWN, GUNA- RAAJASIK, NATURE-KAPHA, ODD-FOOTED,
SAGITTARIUS:- ODD,MALE,WATER LESS,EAST,DUAL(dwiswabhava), DEAF(in afternoon),NIGHT(nocturnal),MALEFIC, BIPED(1st part) + QUADRUPED(2nd part),JEEVA(animal),MEDIUM, PRISTODAYA(malefic),SOLAR,DHARMA,TATWA-FIRE,SEMI-STERILE,CASTE-KSHTRIYA, SHAPE-BOW,BODY PART-THIGHS,ABODE-BATTLEFIELD/RESIDENCE OF THE KING, INSIDE,FIERCE,COLOR- COLOR OF THE HUSK OF GRASS, GUNA- SAATTWIK, NATURE-PITTA, ODD-FOOTED,
CAPRICON:- EVEN,FEMALE,WATER,SOUTH,MOVABLE(chara), DEAF(in afternoon), NIGHT(nocturnal),BENIFIC,QUADRUPED(1st part) + REPTILE(2nd part), DHATU(mineral),MEDIUM,PRISTODAYA(malefic),SOLAR, ARTHA, TATWA-EARTH,SEMI-STERILE,CASTE-VAISHYA, SHAPE-CROCODILE,BODY PART-KNEES,ABODE- WATERY FORESTS, ENTRANCE,AUSPICIOUS,COLOR- VARIEGATED, GUNA- TAAMASIK NATURE-VAATA, EVEN-FOOTED,
AQUARIUS:- ODD,MALE,PARTIAL WATER,WEST,FIXED(sthira),LAME(during the day), DAY(diurnal),MALEFIC,BIPED(manasyu),MOOLA(vegetable),SHORT, SHIRSHODAYA(benific),LUNAR,KAMA(desire),TATWA-AIR, SEMI-STERILE,CASTE-SUDRA,SHAPE-POT,BODY PART-CALVES(shin), ABODE- THE SPOT FREQUENTED OR USED BY POTTERS,OUTSIDE, FIERCE,COLOR- BROWN COLOR (THAT OF A MONGOOSE), GUNA- TAAMASIK NATURE-MIXED, EVEN-FOOTED,
PISCES:- EVEN,FEMALE,WATER,NORTH,DUAL(dwiswabhava), LAME(during the night),DAY(diurnal), BENIFIC,REPTILE(keeta),JEEVA(animal),SHORT, UBHAYODAYA,LUNAR,
FRUITFUL(PRODUCTIVE),CASTE-BRAHMIN,SHAPE-FISH,BODY PART-FEET, ABODE- WATER,INSIDE,AUSPICIOUS, COLOR- CREAM COLOR OR THE THE COLOR OF FISH, GUNA- SAATTWIK, NATURE-KAPHA, EVEN-FOOTED,
1.ODD(COURAGEOUS)/EVEN(SOFT) 2.CASTE-KSHTRIYA/VAISHYA/SUDRA/BRAHMIN 3.MOVEABLE(CHARA)/FIXED(STHIRA)/DUAL(DWISWABHAVA/UBHAYA) (00-15 DEGREES OF DUAL WILL BE FIXED 15-30 DEGREES OF DUAL WILL BE MOVEABLE) ( movable rasis are ruled by brahma, the creator. their nature is to move and to be dynamic. fixed rasis are ruled by shiva, the destroyer. their nature is to be stable and constant. dual rasis are ruled by vishnu, the sustainer. they are stable sometimes and dynamic sometimes.) 4.DIRECTIONS-EAST/SOUTH/WEST/NORTH ST
5.BIPED-1 HOUSE STRONG TH
QUADRUPED-10 HOUSE TH
REPTILE-7 HOUSE TH
AQUA-4 HOUSE- CAPRICON/PISCES 6.TATWAS(ELEMENTS)-FIRE/EARTH/AIR/WATER (FIRE-FIERY/EARTH-STABILITY/AIR-HARMONY) (world is made up of 5 elements – fire, water,air, earth and ether. water is a substance with a flexible state. air is a substance with a varying state. earth is a substance with a constant and solid state. fire is a substance that transforms the state of things. ether is something that is present everywhere.) 7.POWERFUL DURING-DIURNAL(DAY)/NOCTURNAL(NIGHT) 8.GENDER-MALE/FEMALE 9.ABODE/DWELLING(HOME/HOUSE) 10. THE SIGNS WHICH RISE WITH THEIR BACK-PRISHTODAYA THE SIGNS WHICH RISE WITH THEIR HEADS-SIRSODAYA THE SIGNS WHICH RISE BOTH FROM THEIR BACK AND FRONT-UBHAYODAYA (it is said that planets in seershodaya rasis give their results in the first half of their dasas and planets in prishthodaya rasis give their results in the second half of their dasas.)
11. SIGNS THAT FALL UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MOON ARE TERMED AS NOCTURNAL / NISHAA RASIS (STRONG AT NIGHT). SIGNS THAT ARE GOVERNED BY THE SUN ARE KNOWN AS DIURNAL SIGNS/ DIVAA (STRONG DURING DAY TIME). (out of the two rasis owned by a planet, one is a day sign and one is a night sign. moon governs all the nishaa rasis and sun governs all the divaa rasis.) 12. COUNT FROM THE SIGN LAST PASSED BY THE SUN. THE FIRST SIGN IS CALLED URDHAWA (BENDING UPWARDS), THE SECOND SIGN IS KNOWN AS ADAH (BENEATH), THE THIRD SIGN IS TERMED SAMA (EVEN) AND THE FOURTH SIGN IS KNOWN AS VAKRA (CROOKED). THE SAME ORDER APPLIES FOR THE OTHER EIGHT SIGNS. NOTES — FOR EXAMPLE THE SUN HAS LAST PASSED VIRGO. THEN THE SIGNS FROM VIRGO TO LEO WILL BE IN THIS ORDER - KANYA - URDHAVA, ADAH, EVEN, VAKRA, URDHAVA, ADAH, EVEN, VAKRA, URDHAVA, ADAH, EVEN. 13.ENTRANCE(DWARA)/OUTSIDE(BAHIH)/INSIDE(GARBHA) 14.FIERCE/VOILENT(KRURA)/AUSPICIOUS(SAUMYA) 15.ODD(VISHAMA/OJA)/EVEN(SAMA/YUGMA) 16. BRAHMANAS (SCHOLARS) ARE REPRESENTED BY WATERY SIGNS – CN, SC, PI. KSHATRIYAS (WARRIORS) ARE REPRESENTED BY BY FIERY SIGNS – AR, LE, SG. VAISYAS (TRADERS) ARE REPRESENTED BY BY EARTHY SIGNS – TA, VI, CP. SUDRAS (WORKERS) ARE REPRESENTED BY BY AIRY SIGNS – GE, LI, AQ. 17.GUNAS(QUALITIES)- SAATTWIK/ RAAJASIK /TAAMASIK (sattwa (purity) is a quality that gives truthfulness and purity. rajas or rajo guna (energy) is a quality that makes one energetic and passionate. tamas or tamo guna (darkness) is a quality that makes one depraved.) 18.NATURE- PITTA/VAATA/KAPHA (ayurveda is india’s vedic medical system that recognizes human body and everything else in the universe as having 3 natures that are formed with the above 5 elements: pitta or bilious nature is a combination of the elements of fire and water. it shows things that result in tranformation in a system. in a human body, for example, it may show digestion etc. vaata or windy nature is a combination of the elements of air and ether. it shows things that move in and out of a system. in a human body, for example, it may show breathing etc. kapha or phlegmatic nature is a combination of the elements of earth and water. it shows things that bind a system together. in a human body, for example, it may show bones, muscles, fat etc. it shows things that give a structure to a system.) 19. ODD-FOOTED(VISHAMAPADA RASIS OR OJAPADA RASIS)/ EVEN-FOOTED(SAMAPADA RASIS OR OR YUGMAPADA RASIS)
INDICATIONS OF RASIS Aries: Dynamic, enterprising, valiant, ruddy, head, forests, large forehead, hasty, impulsive, restless, thick eyebrows, leadership, overbearing, dry, lean, tall.
Taurus: Beautiful, face, stable, sluggish, loyal, meadows, plains, luxury halls, dining halls, eating places, fine teeth, large eyes, luxurious, faithful, thick hair, stout.
Gemini: Chest, garden, communication, journalism, schools, colleges, study rooms, cables, telephone, newspapers, tall, well-built, prominent cheeks, thick hair, broad chest, curious, learned, jovial.
Cancer: Heart, breast, watery fields, rivers, canals, kitchen, food, attractive, small build, emotional, deeply attached, mother-like, sensitive.
Leo: Stomach, digestion, navel, mountains, forests, caves, deserts, palaces, parks, forts, boilers, steel factories, thin, dry, hot, royal, self-pride, insolent, domineering.
Virgo: Hip, appendix, lush gardens, fields, orchards, libraries, bookstores, farms, intelligent, sharp, orator, nervous, physically weak, discretion, tactfulness.
Libra: Groins, Businessmen, markets, trade centers, banks, hotels, amusement parks, entertainment, toilets, cosmetics, balanced, wise, good talker.
Scorpio: Private parts, holes, deep caves, mines, garrages, small build, dusky complexion, bright eyes, secretive, scheming, occult, best friend or a worst enemy, peevish, sensitive.
Sagittarius: Thighs, royal, attorneys, government offices, aircraft, falling, sparse hair, muscular, deep eyes, uproght, honest, genial, gambler.
Capricorn: Knees, marsh lands, watery places, alligators, beasts, bushes, slender buils, long neck, prominent teeth, witty, perfectionist, patient, organizer, cautious, secretive, pragmatic.
Aquarius: Ankles, charity, philosophy, tall, bony, small eyes, mountain spring, places with water, ill-formed teeth, coarse hair, hard-working, stoic, honest.
Pisces: Feet, oceans, seas, prisons, hospitals, hermitages, short, plump, large eyes, large eyebrows, lazy, emotional, timid, honest, irresolute, talkative, intuitive.
RASIS AND THEIR PROFESSION
MESHA: Govt. job, Police, Military Service, Fire Service, Sports, Engineering industry, Iron factory, boiler plant, brick chamber, pottery work, mining, surgeon, arm manufacturing, cooking, agriculture, trade union leader
VRISHABA: Jewelry business, cattle shed, money lending, commission agent, financial institutions, handicrafts, fancy articles, scented materials, five star hotels, flower merchants, fruit juice shop, drama, cinema, music, poet, story writer, singer, treasury.
MITHUNA: Information and broad casting, space dept., education dept. P & T, Telephone, book publishing , mathematics dept, accountants, auditors, law and order councilor, ambassador,
KATAKA: Export and Import, shipping, transport dept., agriculture, grocery shop, medical shop, milk booth, vegetable shop, pearl merchant, hotel business, distillery, mineral water selling,
SIMHA: Govt.Job, Politics, Administrator, Social Services, Charitable institutions, Engineering Industry
KANYA: Auditing, Accounting, Business, Teacher, writer, retail shops
TULA: Jewelry shop, fancy shop, handicrafts, perfume shop, cloth merchant, money lending, commission agents, bank, Life insurance , law dept., hotel business, bar and Restaurant, Dancing Hall, Beauty parlor, Music, Dance , Cinema
VRISCHIKA: Iron Industries, Engineering Industry, Mining, Agriculture, Electricity Dept, Metal industry, Instrument Manufacturing, precision development organization, raw materials, priest, astrology, mantra and tantra, occult practices
DHANUS: Forest dept, saw mills, wood merchant, bank, law dept, temple, financial institutions, education dept, ordnance depot, military training dept, social service, charitable institutions.
MAKARA: Hotels, food products, manure and pesticide selling, oil merchant, mining, dealing with spare parts and old articles, hardware shop, leather business, building work, Granite stone and sand business, porters, coolies, drivers, shoe polishing, shoe makers.
KUMBHA: Psychology, Astrology, Philosophy, Religion, Teaching, Research and Development, Consultancy, Administration, Oil and Natural Gas Companies, Air Service, Space Dept., Defence service, Fire Service, Jail Dept., Bomb manufacturing, tourist guide, central excise dept, butcher shop, CBI Dept.
MEENA: Education Dept, Religious Institutions, Medicine, Financial institution, Law Dept, External Affairs, Bank, Navy, shipping, temple worker, priest
RASIS AND THEIR GENERAL CHARACTER MESHA: Hasty, impulsive, restless, short-tempered VRISHABA: Slow in movement, inclined to ease and luxury, faithful & obedient MITHUNA: Good speakers, witty and humorous, inquiring and curious, fond of knowledge, fun seeking, KATAKA: Emotional , forgiving, sensitive SIMHA: Dominative, behaves like ruler KANYA: Intelligent, good speaker, tactful TULA: Good talker, judicious in dealings VRISCHIKA: Peevish, straight forward, likes to hide or run away from people and crowds DHANUS: Honest, easy going, even- tempered, kind hearted, gambles MAKARA: Witty, and changeable, good organizer, cautious, secretive, ambitious, preserving, pragmatic KUMBHA: Studious, philosopher, honest, benevolent MEENA: Lazy, emotional, timid, honest, talkative, intuitive , psychic, fond of good food and company