Non-planetary Lords of D-charts

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Non-Planetary Lords of the Divisional Charts © Gauranga Das, Vedic Astrologer sri Jagannath Astrology Centre



Divisional charts (Vargas or Amsas) are very peculiar to Jyotish, and they are not found in other systems of astrology. Maharish Parashara describes 16 divisional charts in his great work. We would propose that in the ancient times many more divisional charts were in use by Vedic astrologers, however, they require such refined skills and intellectual power that most astrologers at the present times use only a few of the sixteen Vargas described by the Maharishi. Even Parasara, who describes the casting and the lordships of the divisional charts in the most detailed way, does not go into detail in respect of analyzing or interpreting the different Vargas. So most of the time, the astrologers are left alone in their efforts to make use of them. As one of the things, the Maharishi describes the lordships of the different portions of the signs in the divisional charts in his Brihat Parashara Hora Shaastra. So after going through the appropriate chapters the reader is left with the feeling that the lords of the Varga portions might have great significance in interpreting the Graha positions in the divisional charts. Herewith an attempt is made to shed some light on the significance of these lords.


Lords of the Rasis (D-1)

All of us know that the Rasi chart is the root of the horoscope, therefore most of the attention is devoted to its study, and this is where the Jyotisha Shastras give the most information. We know that the Rasis usually represent the significations and traits that are connected with their lords. The odd and even Rasis beginning from Mesha (Aries) are denoted as being male and female, or malefic and benefic respectively, therefore the planets that own two signs will always own one benefic and one malefic sign. This might show the dual nature of all the planets for the exception of the Sun and the Moon, who own only one sign. Let's go through the lordship of the signs shortly: Mars lords Aries (-) and Scorpio (+), Venus lords Taurus (+) and Libra (-), Mercury owns Gemini(-) and Virgo (+), Jupiter owns Sagittarius (-) and Pisces (+) and Saturn owns Capricorn(+) and Aquarius(-). The Moon owns Cancer, which is a benefic sign and the Sun owns Leo, which is a malefic one. This gives a clue why the Moon is taken as a natural benefic, and the Sun as a natural malefic. The above classification of lordships at once places the five Grahas in a separate class from the Sun and the Moon. We will refer to this difference later on as well. Out of the two signs with double ownership, Scorpio, having Ketu as its co-lord, is a benefic sign, while Aquarius, having Rahu as its co-lord is a malefic one. Hence, this will show that Ketu may be taken as a natural benefic (Moksha-karaka) and Rahu as a natural malefic. The Rasi Chakra is also referred to as the Surya Chakra, because the overlord of these divisions is the Sun. Thus, the Sun will have twelve different forms in which he is the lord of the 12 Rasis as follows:

Table 1. Surya Chakra Rasi Mantra Rasi Deity Mantra All Rasis Surya Om Ghrinih SuryAaditya Aries Aryama Om Ghrinih AryamAaditya Taurus Mitra Om Ghrinih MitrAaditya Gemini Varuna Om Ghrinih VarunAaditya Cancer Indra Om Ghrinih IndrAaditya Leo Vivaswan Om Ghrinih VivasvanAaditya Virgo Pusha Om Ghrinih PushAaditya Libra Parjanya Om Ghrinih ParjanyAaditya Scorpio Anshuman Om Ghrinih AnshumanAaditya Sagittarius Bhaga Om Ghrinih BhagAaditya Capricorn Twastha Om Ghrinih TwasthAaditya Aquarius Vishnu Om Ghrinih VishnuAaditya Pisces Dhata Om Ghrinih DhatAaditya These 12 Devatas are the different aspects of Surya, and also the twelve Adityas, or sons of Maharishi Kashyapa and Aditi. Their peculiarities are as follows:  Aryaman - The predominating Deity of Pitriloka (planet of the forefathers). He also officiated as Yamaraja while Yamaraja was born as Mahatma Vidura from Vedavyasa with a maidservant.  Mitra and Varuna – They are always found together, and they give rains.  Indra - The king of the heavenly planets, the ruler of all the Devatas.  Vivaswan - He was cursed by Chandra to die in his mother’s womb, but his father, Kashyapa revived him. Thus he is also called Martanda.  Pusha - His name means ‘The Sustainer’. On the yajna performed by Daksa he lost his teeth in a fight against Siva.  Parjanya - His name means ‘Raincloud’ and he also gives rain and sustenance.  Anshuman - He is also called Ahiisu, another form of the Sun God.  Bhaga - The lord of wealth, prowess and happiness.  Twastha - Sometimes he is also taken for Vishwakarma, the celestial architect.  Vishnu - In this context, He is Vaamanadeva or Urukrama, who appeared as a Dwarf Brahmana and crossed the universe with two steps.  Dhata - He is also one of the Adityas.


Lords of the Hora (D-2)

Although there are different methods described for drawing the Hora chart, and these different types of Hora are used for different purposes, the Soli-Lunar Hora described by the Maharishi is very interesting. Parashara states that in odd signs the first half is the Surya Hora, and the second half is the Chandra Hora, The reverse is true in case of even Rashis. An interesting analogy may be drawn between the beginning Hora of a sign and it's benefic/malefic or male/female nature. The signs which begin with the Sun Hora, reflect the Sun's nature in being malefic and male, while the ones beginning with the Moon Hora would reflect the Moon being benefic and feminine. 2

In the classification of the cabinet of the planets the Sun and the Moon are given royal status, while the other Grahas are inferior. In the Puranic literature one may find the genealogy tables of the universe beginning from Brahma, the first created living entity, down to the Maharishis and the great kings of the world. We find there two royal families emerging: the Surya-vamsha, the lineage of the Sun-god, and the Soma-Vamsha, the lineage of the Moon-god. The two great avatars Shri Rama and Shri Krishna appeared in these two dynasties, Rama in the Surya-vamsha, and Krishna in the Soma-vamsha. This connection is also shown where the Maharishi lists the Dasaavataaras as the personalities ruling the different Grahas. As the Hora chart is to be considered for wealth, by worshipping Rama and Krishna, or chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, our financial position will be no doubt satisfactory. Parashara Rishi also states that the lords of the Moon Hora are the Pitri-ganas, or the forefathers, and the lords of the Sun Hora are the Devatas, or demigods. Therefore, while judging the planetary positions in the two Horas, those in the Moon Hora may show wealth inherited from the parents, or forefathers, especially Jupiter may show this, as He is exalted in Cancer, and is the natural significator of the grandfather. Those with benefic Moon Hora may even find the wealth of their predecessors hidden in their house in the Dasa of some planet in the Moon Hora. On the other hand, the planets in the Sun Hora may denote self-earned wealth, i.e. wealth obtained by executing our duties and thus satisfying the Devatas. Typically, the night is the time lorded by the Moon, and most of the people do not work during the night. In addition, the daytime is lorded by the Sun, and this is the time when we make efforts to gain wealth. In the chart of Christina Onasis, for example, all the planets for the exception of the Sun, Jupiter and Venus are in Pitri-horas:

Chart 1.0: Christina Onasis Rasi


Chart 1.1 Christina Onasis Hora


Lords of the Drekkanas (D-3)

The lords of the three Decanates in the movable signs are Narada, Agastya and Durvasa Munis, in the fixed ones the order begins from Agastya, and in the dual ones it begins from Durvasa. What is the significance of these three personalities? Narada Muni was the receptor of the Bhakti-khanda, that is, he received from his father, Brahma the knowledge of devotion to the Supreme Lord. Bhakti is the prime necessity of the soul, therefore Narada might represent the Atma, or the soul. Agastya Muni is lined with Manas, or the mind in many places in the Vedas. And Durvasa Muni was famous from his efforts to control his senses, therefore he represents the Indriyas, or senses. So we might say that the three Drekkanas of the signs may refer to the soul, the mind and the senses. Parasara Rishi states that the Drekkana Chakra should be analyzed with regard to siblings, or coborns. We might conclude that the planets in the Drekkanas ruled by Narada would denote the spiritual/karmic relations to the native's brothers, and may even signify Godbrothers (disciples of the same Guru), those in the Drekkanas ruled by Agastya would signify the mental/psychological effects from brothers, and those in the Drekkanas ruled by Durvasa would refer to the sensual/physical comfort or discomfort caused by the brothers and sisters. The charts of the Bronte sisters very nicely depict the use of these Amsa lords:

Chart 2: Charlotte Bronte


Chart 2.1: Charlotte Bronte- Drekkana


Chart 2.2: Emily Bronte Rasi

Chart 2.3: Emily Bronte – Drekkana


Chart 2: Amsa Lords of Drekkana D-3 Lord Charlotte Lagna Narada Sun Agastya Moon Agastya Mars Durvasa Mercury Agastya Jupiter Agastya Venus Narada Saturn Agastya Rahu Narada Ketu Narada


D-3 Lord Emily Agastya Agastya Narada Narada Durvasa Narada Narada Narada Agastya Agastya

We see that Agastya is more prominent in Charlotte Bronte’s chart, thus she experienced the relationship with her sisters and brother much more on the mental, emotional level, than Emily, for whom this relationship was much more like a sense of spiritual belonging (5 planets in Narada Amsas). Of course these indications could be explored further.

1.5 Lords of the Chaturthamsha (D-4) The lords of the four parts of a Rasi are Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatkumara and Sanatana. They are also the sons of Brahma and they inherited the Jnaana-kanda, or the philosophical knowledge from their father. Therefore the Chaturthamsha has close connections with one's learning, and of course the fortunes, which are based on learning as well. The three houses for learning are the 4 th (initial learning from mother like how to speak, how to eat, walk etc.), 5 th (initial school up to high school) and the 9th house (higher learning like university, adult study etc.). The four Kumaras stayed bachelors and did not grow further in their physique than a five-year old boy. Their bodies remained eternally youthful because of their mystic abilities, which were based on their spiritual knowledge. The four Kumaras showed that the real fortune is to attain the association of the Supreme Lord Vishnu. The four Kumaras represent the following four principles of knowledge: Sanaka is Saamkhya, or the analytical study of the elements; Sanandana is Yoga, or practicing mysticism for enlightenment; Sanatkumara is Tapas, or voluntary penance for the attainment of knowledge; and Sanatana is Vairagya, or renunciation of attachments for attaining liberation respectively. The placement of the planets in the four parts of the Rashis would show how the native cultivates these principles in the course of his learning, and how will he attain fortunes through them. These principles can be traced out in Ramana Maharishi’s chart:


Chart 3.0 Ramana Maharishi Rasi

Chart 3.1 Ramana Maharishi Chaturthamsa (D-4)

Table 3 Amsa Rulers of Chaturthamsha Planet Lagna Sun

D-4 Amsa rulers Sanaka Sanatkumara 8

Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu Ketu

Sanatana Sanatkumara Sanatana Sanatkumara Sanaka Sanatkumara Sanatana Sanatana

We see that in his chart Sanatana (Vairagya or voluntary renunciation of comforts) and Sanatkumara (Tapas or accepting austerities) are very prominent. This would indicate his knowledge and happiness, and of course influence his residence and travels.

1.6 Lords of the Saptamsha (D-7) Maharishi Parashara lists tha lords of the seven Saptamshas of a Rasi as follows: Kshara, Ksheera, Dadhi, Ghrita, Ikshurasa, Madhya and Shuddha Jala in odd signs, and the reverse in even signs. In the description of the universe given in the Puranas, we find the following account: The Bhu-mandala, or the planetary system of the Earth is divided into seven islands, which lie in concentric circles. The central island (of which our Earth is a part) is called Jambudvipa, the next one is Plaksha, then Shalmali, Kusha, Krauncha, Shaka and finally Pushkaradvipa forms the last and widest circle. In between every two islands there is an ocean, each of a different subtance. Jambudvipa is surrounded by Ksara-uda, or salt-water ocean, Plakshadvipa by Ikshu-rasa, or sugarcane juice, Shalmalidvipa is surrounded by Sura, or liquor, then the next is Ghrita (clarified butter), Kshira (milk), Dadhi-manda (emulsified yogurt) and Suddha-uda (sweet water). The names of these oceans are closely similar to the names of the seven Saptamshas. Maharishi Parashara says that the Saptamsha chart should be used in delineating the children of the native, and Maharishi Jaimini elaborates on this. We know from the Bhagavad-gita, that the soul is eternal, but the body is temporary. So by our karma (actions) in this life, we prepare our next body in one of the planetary systems of the universe. The only persons left after us will be our children and grandchildren. So these souls will attain a body on this Earth. That's why the seven parts of a Rasi are lorded by the seven oceans. In the Bhagavata Purana more information is found on the rulers, inhabitants and landscape of these islands. Child birth assumes a great significance in marital life as children are the future gains or the fruits of marriage and, therefore, the seventh divisional chart known as the Saptamsa assumes greater significance so far as the birth of children is concerned. Timing the birth of children, their health and all such information could be deduced from the Saptamsa. Problems in childbirth also could be solved from an in depth analysis of the Saptamsa. It is, therefore, essential to know the lords of the Saptamsa in greater detail. The names listed in the Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra [BPHS] probably refers to the seven oceans circum-ambulating the seven islands of the BhuMandala. The characteristics of each of the portions will reflect the characteristics of the deities worshipped on those islands. This information pertaining to the Bhu-mandala comes from the 5 th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. Kshara refers to the salt water ocean, and Jambudvipa, the middle island, which is surrounded by it. Jambudvipa is further divided into nine continents, where the different forms of the personality of Godhead are worshipped. In Bhadrasva-varsha Hayagriva [the incarnation with a horse-head] is worshipped. In Ilavarta-varsha Sankarsana [Lord of false ego] is worshipped. In Hari-varsha, Narasimhadeva [the lion head incarnation] is worshipped. In Ketumala-varsha Lord 9

Hrisikesha is worshipped as Kamadeva. In Ramyaka-varsha, Matsya [the fish incarnation] is worshipped. In Hiranmaya-varsha, Kurma [the tortoise incarnation] is worshipped. In Uttarakuru-varsha, Varahadeva [ the Boar incarnation] is worshipped. In Kimpurusa-varsha, Lord Rama is worshipped and in Bharata-varsha, Nara-Narayana is worshipped. So these deities all relate to Kshara portions. The nine Deities worshipped here closely resemble the Deities of the Navagrahas listed by Parasara in BPHS, for the exception of Krishna, Buddha and Parasurama. In my opinion they are replaced here by Nara-Narayana, Hayagriva and Sankarsana respectively. Thus planets in Kshara portions would indicate children who are quite variegated in their interests. Ikshurasa surrounds Plakshadvipa, the next island, in which Lord Surya-Narayana [Lord Vishnu in the form of the Sun God] is worshipped. It may indicate people following dharma, as the Sun is the natural karaka for dharma. These children may also have the fortune of visiting holy shrines and taking a bath in holy rivers. Madhya would refer to Sura, or the liquor ocean, which surrounds Shalmalidvipa where Soma [the Moon God] is worshipped. This is why intoxicants influence the mind, which is ruled by Soma. Children born in this amsa may be attracted towards intoxication or be more easily influenced mentally. Ghrita is the ocean of ghee [clarified butter], which surrounds Kusadvipa where Agni [ the fire god] is worshipped. Agni represents the sacred fire of the Agnihotra-yajna, into which ghee is offered as the oblation. It may indicate children in whose life fire will have much significance. They may also perform sacrifices or other religious rituals. The influence of Agnitattwa is strong in them. Ksheera refers to the ocean of milk, which surrounds the next island, Krauncadvipa. The residents of Krauncadvipa worship Varunadeva, the Deity of waters by offering holy water to him. The children born in these amsas may have a strong influence of the Jala-tattwa. Dadhi refers to the ocean of yogurt, which surrounds Sakadvipa. The residents of this siland worship Vayu by practicing astanga-yoga and meditation. The children born in this amsa may be influenced by Vayu-tattwa and interersted in yoga and meditation.Suddha Jala is the ocean of sweet water, which surrounds Pushkaradvipa where Brahma [the creator] is worshipped. These children may be very conservative or orthodox in their behavior, as Brahma is the oldest Devata. He is also connected with Saturn, and may indicate the Prithivi-tattwa. The above classifications are reiterated in the following table:

Table 4 Saptamsa Amsa Lords Jambudvipa varsha


Corresponding Planet

(See at right)





Surya (Sun)




Madya (liquor)


Chandra (Moon)




Ghrita (clarified butter)


Agni (fire)




Amsa name


Kshara (saltwater)


Iksurasa (sugarcane)



Ksheera (milk)


Varuna (water)


Kamadeva (Hrisikesa)


Dadhi (yoghurt)


Vayu (air)




Suddha Jala (sweetwater)












One may wonder why the Saptamsa refers to sons and grandsons? This is perhaps due to the fact that it was Maharaja Priyavrata, who divided the Bhu-mandala into these seven islands with the wheels of his chariot and then gave his rulership to his seven sons, who in turn divided each island into seven parts and gave the rulership of each part to one of their sons in turn. They also had seven sons each. Maybe other Puranas have more details on this. By analysing the position of the planets in the different Saptamshas, much can be found out on this basis about the nature and personality of the native's children and grandchildren. Marlon Brando’s chart would represent an interesting study in this regard:

Chart 4

Marlon Brando Rasi

Chart 4.1 Marlon Brando Saptamsa


Table 5 Saptamsa Amsa Lords Planet

D-7 Amsa rulers









Mercury Ksheera Jupiter










Marlon Brando has at least 11 children, from three ex-wives, a Guatemalan housekeeper and some other relationships. Most of the children were born in Venus Mahadasa, which is in Madya Amsa. One of his children, Christian attempted to murder his sister’s fiancée and received a 10year sentence in prison, while this same sister, Cheyenne was in and out of drug rehabilitation centers and mental hospitals during her youth, and she finally hung herself in 1995.

1.7 Lords of the Navamsha (D-9) 12

There are three lords of the Navamshas: Deva (the demigods), Nara (the human beings) and Rakshasa (the demons). These three lords repeat three times in a sign, beginning from Deva in a movable, Nara in a fixed, and Rakshasa in a dual sign. We have found that while delineating the twelve Kutas for marriage compatibility, Maharishi Parashara mentions the Gana Kuta. In this system the 27 Nakshatras are divided into three similar categories: Deva Gana: Punarvasu, Pushyami, Swati, Hasta, Shravana, Revati, Anuradha, Mrigashira and Ashwini. Manushya Gana (same as Nara): Rohini, Purva-phalguni, Purvashadha, Purvabhadra, Bharani, Ardra, Uttara-phalguni, Uttarashadha and Uttarabhadra. Rakshasa Gana: Krittika, Aslesha, Magha, Chitra, Visakha, Jyestha, Moola, Dhanistha and Shatabishak. One having his Moon in Deva Gana is more likely to be of calm and pious temperament, while Manushya will be middling, and Rakshasa is most rash and sometimes even violent. So Maharishi advises that "to each his own", that is, a Deva may marry a Deva, a Manushya a Manushya, and a Rakshasa a Rakshasa. Marrying of a Deva with a Rakshasa can prove to be most harmful, while the mixture of Manushya with the other two is of medium auspiciousness. Maharishi Parashara advises to investigate the married partner and marriage from the Navamsha chart. So by analyzing the planets' position in one of the three portions (Deva, Nara and Manushya) we can understand the temperament of the native and his spouse as well, and of course his destination in the next lifetime, as partnership influences the consciousness very strongly. The following is the chart of Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS and Gestapo in the Nazi Germany, and initiator of liquidation of the Jew population. Chart 5 Heinrich Himmler Rasi

Chart 5.1 Heinrich Himmler Navamsa


Table 6 Amsa Rulers of Navamsa Planet

D-9 Amsa rulers





















We may notice that the Lagna and four planets (mostly benefics including AK Sun) are in Rakshasa Amsas. Interestingly, at the same time many planets are in Deva Nakshatras, and only Venus and Saturn are in Rakshasa Nakshatras. This gives a clue that Amsa Gana is more exact when it comes to nature of the native, than Nakshatra Gana. 14

1.8 Lords of the Dasamsha (D-10) The lords of the ten portions of the Rasi are the presiding Deities of the ten directions: Indra, Agni, Yama, Rakshasa, Varuna, Vayu, Kuvera, Ishana, Brahma and Ananta in odd signs, and the same in the reverse order in even signs. Indra is the king of the demigods, and he lords the eastern direction, from where material and spiritual development may come. Agni is the demigod of fire, and he rules the south-eastern direction. So homefire, digestion, cooking and all kinds of transformation depend on fire. Yama is the lord of the dead, and he lords the southern direction. He represents the mentality of wasting our human lifetime in temporary materialistic activities, and thereby not preparing ourselves for death and the next lifetime. All these sinful people are dragged to the court of Yamaraja after death, where He punishes them for their sinful activities. Raksahsa or Niruthi is the lord of the south-western direction, and all kinds of inauspicious activities come from him. Varuna is the lord of rains, and rules the western direction. All kinds of prosperity and happiness can come from there. Vayu is the lord of the winds, and he is residing in the North-western direction. He rules all the things connected with air, like communications, travels, movement etc. Kubera is the treasurer of the demigods, and he gives wealth. The northern direction is ruled by him. Ishan is the name of Lord Shiva, who is the lord of the material energy (Shakti). Therefore by his help we can escape from the clutches of the material energy and get back to the spiritual world. He rules the north-eastern direction, which is favourable for spiritual development. In Sanskrit it is called Ishanya. Isha is also the name of the Supreme Lord Narayana, who is Parameshwara (the supreme controller), while Lord Shiva, his incarnation is called Maheshwara (the great controller). So Lord Shiva is also called Vaishnavanam yatha, or the greatest devotee of Lord Vishnu, as He is always meditating on His lotus feet (Om tad vishnu paramam padam sadaa pashyanti surayah, Rg Veda) Brahma is the creator of the universe, and the first created living entity as well. He resides on Brahmaloka, the highest planet in this universe. So He is in the upward direction, or Zenith (Midheaven), and he is the one who rules the 10th house of the horoscope as well. He gives the intelligence for creative work. And the last one is Anantadeva, the thousand-hooded serpent, who supports all te planetary systems on His heads. He lives in the bottom of the universe and is always engaged in singing the glories of the Supreme Lord. He is situated at the Nadir, or the downward direction. He is the basis and the foundation of everything, and he is the one who destroys the universe at the end of the period of its existence. However we should note that Brahma climbed down on the stem of the lotus after he was born, so he rules the downward direction of entanglement in the karmic reactions, while Ananta’s heads uphold the planets, so he indicates Moksha, or liberation, and the knowledge leading to it. Therefore he would control the upwards direction. It is noteworthy that the ten Dikpalas are not only the lords of the ten directions but also those of the Dasamsa (D-10 divisions), which rule the fruits of one’s actions. Their spouses are symbolic of the fruits of these actions. In addition, the weapons of the Dikpalas are the special skills and strengths that help to achieve the purpose. The Dikpalas instead symbolize the objectives and goals themselves. These objectives can be purely mundane when the directions are either of the eight in the horizontal plane signifying the mundane or material plane of consciousness. The objective can be one of knowledge when the direction is the vertical downward signifying ‘digging for knowledge’ and the Dikpala is the omniscient Brahma Whose knowledge is complete and perfect. The Vertical upward direction is ruled by Ananta (a form of Vishnu) signifying the objective of Moksha or final emancipation from the cycle of rebirth. The worship of the ten Dikpalas (or the specific Dikpala ruling the direction of the objective) makes the goal clear and well defined. Worship of the weapon of the Dikpala gives us the ability and the strength of purpose to achieve the goal. Worship of the spouse of the Dikpala ensures that the fruits of the actions or the goal, when finally achieved are to our taste and liking. This obviates the possibility that we do not regret getting what we asked or worked towards. The Dikpala, their spouses and weapons’ are mentioned along with their mantra in the following table:1 1

The information in this paragraph and table comes from Sri Sanjay Rath, an edited version is being quoted with permission.


Table 7 Dasamsa Amsa Rulers and Mantras Amsa Ruler





Corresponding Planet in Kalacakra



Om Lam Indraya Namah

Vajra (Thunderbolt)





Om Ram Agnaye Namah

Shakti (spear)





Om Mam Yamaya Namah

Danda (Staff)

Varahajaa ya




Om Ksam Raksasaya Namah

Khadga (Chopper)





Om Vam Varunaya Namah

Pasa (Noose)

Varunajaa ya




Om Yam Vayuve Namah

Ankusha (elephant rod)





Om Sham Kuberaya Namah

Gada (Baton)

Kuberajaa ya




Om Ham Isanaya Namah

Trishula (Trident)

Ishanajaay a




Om Am Brahmane Namah

Padma (Lotus)





Om Hrim Anantaya Namah

Chakra (Discus)



The Dashamsha will show the native's social position, influence, career, and his karmic activities in this lifetime. By being born as humans we have the choice to evolve ourselves into any of the ten directions signified by these different demigods and activities. By assessing the planets' positions in the different Dashamsha portions we may judge the native's propensity to perform work leading to these different directions.

Chart 6 Henry Ford Rasi Chart 6.1 Henry Ford Dasamsa


Table 8 Amsa Rulers of Dasamsa Planet Lagna Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu Ketu

D-10 Amsa rulers Nirriti Vayu Vayu Agni Kubera Indra Ananta Kubera Kubera Kubera

His D-10 Lagna is in Nirriti Amsa, so basic efforts in career were made into the materialistic direction. Sun and Moon in Vayu Amsa conjoining AL and SL respectively gave him good contacts and opportunities. Mars in Agni Amsa gave him good technical abilities, and his rise in automobile industry (especially designing) happened in Virgo D-10 Narayana Dasa. This same period was Saturn Vimsottari, which is in Kubera Amsa, so he also became rich because of that. He also had some sense of philanthropy, and built a hospital for his employees (Venus in Ananta Amsa).

1.9 Lords of the Dwadasamsha (D-12) There are four lords of the Dwadasamsha portions: Ganesha, Ashwini Kumaras, Yamaraja and Sarpa. They repeat thrice in each sign. Ganesha is the elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva, who 17

destroys all obstacles on the path of the native's material or spiritual advancement. Therefore the astrologers often pray to Lord Ganesha to clear away the path before the divine vision of the astrologer, so that he could see the fate of the native. Thus the astrologer is called Daivajna (knower of one's fate) of Trikalajna (knower of past, present and future). The Ashwini Kumaras are the physicians of the demigods. They emanated from the nostrils of the Virat-purusha (Lord Vishnu's universal form) and had perfect material and spiritual knowledge. Yamaraja was mentioned earlier as the punisher of the sinful. Sarpa is a serpent, which bites its own tail. This represents time, or Kala. We have heard about the Kala-sarpa yoga in Jyotish. Time is the factor that activates the dormant reactions of our previous activities in the form of prarabdha-karma. Any time unwanted and unexpected things can happen to us and we fail to understand that the cause for them are our previous activities. So Kala-sarpa represents the time factor, that flows eternally. Maharishi Parashara instructs us to analyze the Dwadashamsha in connection with the parents, and from this chart we can also see the values or sins inherited from past lifetimes. As the 12th house represents the end of life, this divisional charts has also much to say about the process of reincarnation and the native's understanding about this. The portions ruled by Ganesha represent "the way out of the labyrinth" of karmic reactions through knowledge and detachment, which we can learn from our parents if we are fortunate enough. Either we learn it because they teach us so, or just by seeing their fate we realize what is good and what is bad. The portions ruled by Ashwini Kumaras represent the parents' caring and nurturing us and trying to protect us from the evils of this world. This will represent the values inherited or learned from them. Yama will represent the loss of parents, who generally die before us, so that we could see what is death like, and it also represents our duties towards the parents, like Sraddha-pinda etc. Sarpa will represent the time which separates us from our parents and beloved ones and uncompromisingly pushes us forward, from being a child into becoming a parent, a grandparent and then dying and being born again as a child in someone else's family. These effects we can judge by seeing the planets' positions in the Dwadasamsha portions.

Chart 7 Jack London Rasi


Chart 7.1 Jack London Dwadasamsa

Table 9 Amsa Rulers of Dwadasamsa Planet D-12 Amsa Rulers Lagna Sarpa Sun Ganesha Moon Aswini Kumaras Mars Yama Mercury Ganesha Jupiter Aswini Kumaras Venus Yama Saturn Ganesha Rahu Ganesha Ketu Ganesha His father was an astrologer (Sun in Ganesa Amsa) and mother was a spiritualist (Moon in Aswini Kumara Amsa), both benefic. However his father abandoned the family early (Pitrikaraka Mars is in Yama Amsa). On the whole he was quite a self made person, and most of his career as a writer fell into Venus Vimsottari dasa, which is in the 12 th house in Dwadasamsa (some literary and humanitarian abilities inherited from the family). However Venus is in Yama Amsa, so his works are full of adventure, often harsh and tragic elements of death and forces of nature. He was a heavy drinker already these years and died in 1916, 6 years after the end of Venus dasa, in Sun/Venus Vimsottari.


Lords of the Shodasamsha (D-16)

In Shodasamsha, each sign is divided into 16 equal parts of 1*52’30”. In movable signs they commence from Aries, in fixed signs from Leo, and in dual signs from Sagittarius. In odd signs the lords of the sixteen portions are respectively Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Surya repeating four times. In even signs the order is the opposite. 19

Maharishi Parashara says that through the D-16 chart, benefits and adversities through conveyances may be known. Of course we would imply more meanings for this divisional chart which may be linked to the significations of the 4th house of the Rasi chart. So we could say that the D-16 represents our movement, advancement, comforts, and may also describe our house, vehicles, personal equipment etc. Brahma is the creator of the universe, the first and most intelligent living entity. We may refer to the benefic planets placed in the Amsas ruled by Brahma for creative power and ability to think out and plan something. Vishnu is the Paramatma who maintains the whole universe. He is there in every atom and the space between the atoms (andaantara-stha-paramaanu-chayaantara-stham - Sri Brahma Samhita). So the planets in Vishnu’s amsas will denote our ability to preserve our environment and property. Shiva is the destructive principle of the universe, so the planets in his Amsas may show the periods of troubles, accidents to our car or damage to our houses. And finally Surya is the Sun, the source of light for the whole universe. He will show the things that are perceivable to others as well. So the effect of planets in Surya Amsa will be that, people know and appreciate our vehicles and homes. Along these lines the other significations of the D-16 chart may be analysed as well. As this chart is in the second circle of D-charts (from D-13 to D-24), it also lets know much about the individual’s mental and intellectual qualities. Some are very proud of their possessions, (perhaps those with strong effects of Surya Amsas in D-16), and some hide them.

Chart 8.0 Example Chart: Osho (Acharya Rajneesh)

Chart 8.1 Osho (Acharya Rajneesh)


Table 10 Planets and Amsa Rulers of Shodashamsha Planet D-16 Amsa rulers Lagna Brahma Sun Shiva Moon Brahma Mars Brahma Mercury Surya Jupiter Brahma Venus Shiva Saturn Surya Rahu Surya Ketu Surya Osho had about 43 Rolls-Royce cars. Interestingly, only Venus (Karaka for vehicles) is in Shiva Amsa. The rest is in Brahma and Surya Amsa. Thus he was very proud of his vehicles and obtained many of them, but wasn’t able to sustain them (no Vishnu Amsas). He had them only for a few years between 1981-84 in Jupiter/Mercury Vimsottari Dasa. Jupiter is in Brahma Amsa while Mercury is in Surya Amsa. This same period was that of Aries Narayana Dasa, where three planets give unobstructed Argala on the 4th house of vehicles.

1.11 Lords of the Vimshamsha (D-20) The D-20 chart is one of the most interesting and most important divisional charts, as it is connected with devotion, or religiosity of the person. Maharishi Parashara says that Vimshamsha commences from Aries in movable signs, from Sagittarius in fixed signs and from Leo in dual signs. Each part covers 130’ 00” of a Rasi. The following table lists the lords of the 20 parts of an odd and even Rasi:

Table 11 Amsa Lords of Vimsamsa 21

No. of Vimsamsa

Odd signs

Even signs

1. Kali Daya 2. Gauri Medha 3. Jaya Chinna Shirsha 4. Laxmi Pishachini 5. Vijaya Dhoomavati 6. Vimala Matangi 7. Sati Bala 8. Tara Bhadra 9. Jwalamukhi Aruna 10. Savita Anala 11. Lalita Pingala 12. Bagala Chhuchhuka 13. Pratyangira Ghora 14. Sachi Varahi 15. Raudri Vaishnavi 16. Bhavani Sita 17. Varada Bhuvaneshi 18. Jaya Bhairavi 19. Tripura Mangala 20. Sumukhi Aparajita These are all female goddesses, wives of Lord Vishnu and the demigods. In the Vedic sacrifices, whenever anything is offered to Lord Vishnu, it is first offered to Sri, or Lakshmidevi, His feminine potency. From everyday life we know that the husband is served best by his wife, therefore we offer something to the Lord’s consort, which she will use in His service. So devotion to God or the demigods is possible by the mercy of his female potency. So by having the planets in certain divisions will signify that the person achieves the goodwill of that particular goddess and will develop devotion to her husband (i.e. the respective Devata) Kali – This is the fierce form of the Goddess, also one of the Dasamahavidya, linked to Saturn. The name means ‘blackish’. Gauri – ’Golden’ form of Parvati devi, also linked to the Moon. Jaya – one of the attendants of Parvati, also a name for the wife. Lakshmi – the consort of Lord Vishnu. She has in her right hand the conch and disc, and the club and the lotus flower in her left hand. Vijaya – another attendant of Parvati, also a name of Durga when she killed the demon Mahisasura. Vimala – ‘Untainted’ – a form of Parvati indicating purity, also one of Lord Vishnu’s consorts. Sati – ‘Chaste’ – wife of Lord Shiva. Tara – One of the Dasamahavidyas, the wife of Jupiter (Brihaspati). Tara also signifies the constellations. Once she fell in love with Chandra (Moon) and then had a child (BudhaMercury). Jwalamukhi – ‘Flame-faced’ , a fierce form of the Goddess. Savita – The attendant of Parvati, but also the wife of Brahma, who cursed all the chief Devatas. Lalita – Another form of Parvati, ‘Playful’. Bagala – One of the Dasamahavidyas, linked to Mars. Pratyangira – Another form of the Goddess. Sachi – Indrani, or wife of Lord Indra, also linked to Venus. She is seated on the club, holding diamond in her hands. She has a thousand eyes. 22

Raudri – ‘Angry’ , consort of Rudra, the destroyer. Bhavani – Form of Parvati, consort of Hatakeswara Mahadeva. Varada – giver of blessings, another form of Devi. Jaya – a female attendant of Devi, also a consort of Vishnu. Tripura – One of the Dasamahavidyas, linked to Mercury. Sumukhi – ‘Beautiful-faced’, a form of Devi embodying feminine beauty. Daya – ‘Merciful’ , another form of Devi. Medha – ‘Intelligent’ , another form of Devi. Chinna Shirsha / One of the Dasamahavidyas, linked to Rahu. Pishachini – Durga, the leader of the female demons. Dhoomavati – one of the Dasamahavidyas, linked to Ketu. Matangi – one of the Dasamahavdyas, linked to the Sun. Bala – ‘Child’ , a youthful form of the Goddess. Bhadra – ‘Favourable’ , linked to Bhadra Masa, month of September. Aruna – ‘Red’ like the dawn, there is also a river called Aruna. Anala ‘Fire’ , another form of Parvati. Pingala – is the goddess of female ghosts that attack embryos. Chucchukka – another form of Parvati. Ghora – ‘Fearsome’ , a fierce from of Durga. Varahi – The Devi form, who rides the buffalo with staff, sword, club and conch in her hands. Vaishnavi – Parvati, who is devoted to Vishnu. She is seated on Garuda, holding a conch, discus, club, sword, the bow and arrow. Sita – the wife of Rama. Bhuvaneshi – one of the Dasamahavidyas, linked to the Moon. Bhairavi – one of the Dasamahavidyas, linked to the Lagna. Mangala - One of the Dasamahavidyas, linked to Mars. Aparajita – wife of one of the Ekadasa Rudras.

Chart 9 Example Chart: Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu

Chart 9.1 Example chart: Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu - Vimsamsa 23

Table 12 Amsa Rulers of Vimsamsa Planet

D-20 Amsa rulers





















Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s Lagna, Jupiter and the Moon is in Varahi Amsa. He appeared to lift the humanity through His preaching and devotion from the filth of the Kali Yuga, as Lord Varaha did in a previous millennium with the Earth. The second house has Sun in Vaishnavi Amsa, indicating that He would preach Vaishnava dharma, and Mercury is there in Bala Amsa, indicating that in His childhood He manifested the lila of being a scholar of logic and grammar. Saturn in the 4th house indicates sanyasa for the sake of preaching. He is in Bhuvaneshwari Amsa, indicating that He would travel all over Bharata-bhumi to preach the yuga dharma. Rahu 24

and Ketu in Bhairavi Amsa would indicate the different scholars and other people who were converted by Him and became His disciples. Venus is in Pisachini Amsa, so He gave up the company of His beautiful wife to propagate dharma. Mars in the 11th house in Bhadra Amsa indicates influential people who were helpful to Him in His mission.

1.12 Lords of the Siddhamsa (D-24) According to Maharishi Parashara, the D-24 sheds light on one’s learning and intellectual abilities. One portion of the Siddhamsa extends to 115’, and in odd signs they commence from Leo, while in even signs from Cancer. In odd signs the presiding deities are Skanda, Parashudhara, Anala, Vishvakarma, Bhaga, Mitra, Maya, Antaka, Vrishdhawaja, Govinda, Madana, and Bhima repeated twice, while in even signs the order is reverse. As this divisional chart represents the native’s knowledge, the different lords of the portions will represent different fields of knowledge. Skanda is the knower of the military science, as he is the commander-in-chief f the Devas, the son f Lord Siva. Parasudhara, or Parasurama is also the warrior incarnation of Vishnu. While the former is good in strategy, the latter incomparable in personal combat. Anala means “fire”, and this division could give expertise in any knowledge connected with fire like electronic equipment, firearms, explosives etc. Vishvakarma is the architect of the demigods, so planets here could give knowledge of house construction or Vaastu Shastra. Bhaga means “opulence” of “fortune”, so the native may be good in gambling or catching opportunities for getting rich. Mitra is the controlling deity of death, so he can give knowledge of birth and death (reincarnation), Maya was an asura (demon), who knew perfectly how to create different machines including aircrafts. So he can give knowledge of the mechanical sciences. Antaka is Yamaraja, who punishes the souls of the dead for their sins. So those blessed by him may know the karmic reactions for different sinful activities. Vrishadhvaja may refer to Siva, who rides on his bull, Nandi. He is the lord of the spirits and the mystic perfections. So planets in his divisions may make one a talented magician or Tantrik. Govinda is Krishna, who is expert at herding the cows. Madana is Cupid, the demigod of love, so he can give abilities in romantic love. Bhima is one of the five Pandavas, and is very strong. So planets in his Amsas may give extraordinary physical power and prowess.

Chart 10 Bruce Lee- Rasi

Chart 10.1 Bruce Lee - Siddhamsa 25

Table 13 Amsa Rulers of Siddhamsa Planet

D-24 Amsa rulers





















Most of the Siddhamsa lords are warriors, like Parasurama, Skanda and Bhima also. The Sun and Moon are in Anala Amsa, so they make him very quick and witty. Mars in Lagna is in Govinda Amsa, which indicates artistic skills (often found in charts of artists and actors) but also indicates the aspect of protection. Saturn in 5th is in Parasurama Amsa, and Mercury in 9th is in Mitra Amsa, indicating knowledge of life and death, the vital points in the body, killing or resuscitation of a human.

1.14 Lordship of the Bhamsha (D-27) Bhamsha is also called Nakshatramsha, as each sign is divided into 27 equal parts of 16’40”, which is 1/12th of a Nakshatra. The Nakshatramshas of fiery signs begin from Aries, of earthly 26

signs from Cancer, of airy signs from Libra, and of watery signs from Capricorn. The presiding deities of the 27 divisions of a sign are those of the 27 Nakshatras:

Table 14: Bhamsha Nakshatra Table akshatra No.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Aswini Bharani Krittika Rohini Mrigashira Ardra Punarvasu Pushya Asresha Makha Poorva Phalguni Uttara Phalguni Hasta Chitra Swaati Vishakha

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Anuradha Jyestha Moola Poorva Aashaadha Uttara Shadha Sravana Dhanishtha Shatabisha Poorva Bhadrapada Uttara Bhadrapada Revati

Name of Deva

Kumara Yamaraja Agni Brahma Chandra Rudra Aditi Brihaspati Naga Pitara Bhaga Aryama Aditya Thvasta Vayu Shakragni Mitra Indra Nirriti Varuna Viswadeva Govinda Vasu Varuna Ajaekapat Ahirbudhanya Pooshan


Physician of the demigods Punisher of the Dead Demi God of Fire Creator of the Universe Moon, deity of the mind Shiva, the lord of destruction and anger Mother of the Demigods Jupiter, the teacher of the demigods The Serpent Demigod The forefathers The Demigod of opulence Lord of the Manes The Sun, demigod of light Viswakarma, architect of the demigods Demi God of Wind Combination of Indra and Agni, the life air and tejas, the heat of life Demigod of brain tissue Vasava, the king of the demigods Rakshasa, the king of the demons and ghosts Demigod of water Demigods of the Stars Lord Visnu, the Ultimate Reality Eight deities resembling the Sun God of the Rains a form of Shiva The snake that holds the universe Demigod who maintains the crops

According to Maharishi Parashara Bhamsha shows the strengths and weaknesses of the person. These demigods may either bless or curse the native and according to this he will exhibit strengths and weaknesses in different fields of life. This can be seen from the placement of the planet in the Nakshatramsha. While scrutinizing the lordship of the Nakshatramsha occupied by a planet one may judge the particular field where the effect will appear, and finding out where the lord of that Nakshatra is he may judge whether it will be a strength or a weakness.

Chart 11: Greta Garbo Rasi 27

Chart 11.1 Greta Garbo –Bhamsha


Table 15 Amsa Rulers of Bhamsha Planet

D-27 Amsa rulers





















In her chart Jupiter is exalted in D-27 lagna, in Viswakarma Amsa, which gives a strength to build a career in films and other creative activities. Moon in 10th gives popularity while she is in Ajapada Amsa, thus she often took the role of Femme Fatale.

1.15 Lords of the Trimshamsha (D-30) The extent of the Trimshamsha portion is 1 degree of arc. In odd signs the rulers of the Trimshamsha are Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. Each of them in order rules 5,5,8,7 and 5 degrees. In even signs the lords are the same, however in reverse order. The deities presiding over these portions are Agni, Vayu, Indra, Kubera and Varuna respectively in odd signs (and the reverse holds good for even signs). Maharishi Parashara instructs us to analyse the Trimshamsha in connection with evil effects, which obviously follow out of bad karma. As the Trimshamsha falls into the third circle of divisional charts, it will be linked to the subconscious level of one’s existence (the first 12 divisional charts being related to the physical and the second 12 to the mental level of existence). So these effects will rather show in the individual’s nature and behaviour, or reactions to particular circumstances. We have seen here that the different Trimshamshas are ruled by the five planets excluding the luminaries. While dealing with the Hora charts I have explained that the luminaries (Sun and Moon) belong to a higher category than the rest of the five planets that basically reflect the rays of these two planets. In the Bhagavad-gita it is stated that the Sun and the Moon are the two eyes of the Supreme Lord, therefore they cannot be the causes of karmic bondage, rather the witnesses of the soul’s materialistic activities and the resultant bondage of karma. Therefore the remaining five planets are left to indicate the nature of the soul’s karmic bondage. As a result of the karmic bondage the soul acquires a material body made up of five gross elements, earth, fire, water, air and ether, which determine not only the physical appearance of the individual, but his psychological traits as well. We know from Maharishi’s teachings that the five planets represent the five Tattwas, or gross elements, and the demigods ruling the Trimshamshas rule the same Tattwas. According to Lord Kapila’s Samkhya philosophy, these 29

gross material elements (mahaabhuutas) are linked with the five subtle elements (tanmaatras) and the five kinds of knowledge-acquiring (jnaanendriya) and working (karmendriya) senses. In this way the field of activities is built up. The following table shows the relationship between all these concepts.

Table 16 Trimshamsha Amsa Rulers Planets





















Sense objects






Knowledge Senses






Working senses





Venus Varuna Water


So the psychological effects of these five Tattwas can be understood by studying the five Mahapurusha-yogas connected to these planets. The Mahapurushas usually exhibit the psychological qualities of the particular Tattwa in a very strong way. By finding out the position of Grahas in the five portions of Trimshamshas, the psychological shortcomings leading to the evil effects connected to that particular Grahas can be determined. The Maharishi puts more stress on Mercury and especially Jupiter, as they rule more degrees than the other three planets. This is because these planets are prescribed to rule intelligence (buddhi).

1.16 Lords of the Khavedamsha (D-40) The extent of the 1/40 portion of a sign is 45 Kalas (minutes of arc). The lords of Khavedamsha or Chatvarimshamsha commence from Aries in odd signs, and Libra in even signs. The lords of the Khavedamsha portions in each sign are Vishnu, Chandra, Marichi, Twashta, Dhata, Shiva, Ravi, Yama, Yakshesha, Gandharva, Kala and Varuna repeating successively. When judging the D-40 we are coming to the fourth circle of divisional charts, which will show the subconscious level of existence. Maharishi Parashara instructs us to examine the auspicious and inauspicious effects from the D-40 chart. The principal demigods listed as the lords of these portions rule the different faculties of creation. Whether the effects coming from them will be auspicious or not depends on how much did the person satisfy these demigods by performing his duties (dharma) and adhering to the religious principles. So basically the D-40 chart shows how virtuous the person is. If any planet is in an inauspicious position in the D40 chart, then we could conclude that the person has ignored his duties pertaining to the particular demigod ruling that portion of Khavedamsha.

1.17 Lords of the Akshavedamsha (D-45) The extent of an Akshavedamsha portion is 40 minutes of arc. The Akshavedamshas commence from Aries in movable signs, from Leo in fixed signs and from Sagittarius in dual signs. The lords of the portions are in movable sings Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu; in fixed signs Shiva, 30

Vishnu and Brahma; and in dual signs Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva respectively repeating 15 times on. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, the gods of the Vedic trinity are the lords of the functions of creation, maintenance and destruction of the universe. They are also called Gunavataras, as they are the lords of the three gunas viz. Sattwa (Vishnu), Rajas (Brahma) and Tamas (Shiva). The Sthira Karakas are seven in number, and they are used for timing death. Therefore Shiva, the lord of destruction is their lord, and the most useful Dasa here is Shoola Dasa. The Chara Karakas are eight in number, and they will show the causes of our birth and the way by which we advance to Moksha. Ketu, as the moksha-karaka is left out of this system. Therefore there are 8 Chara Karakas, and they are ruled by Vishnu. So the action of these Karakas can be seen nicely through Narayana Dasa. As the dual sings, ruled by Narayana show the nature of both the movable and the fixed ones, the Narayana Dasa can be used for determining both Ayus (longevity) and Phalita (fruits of activities) aspects of the chart. The Narayana Dasa is outstanding in it’s ability to show the “objective” events of life, which are seemingly beyond the native’s power of influence. Not forgetting though that even these situations are created by the force of the individual’s karma, and perceived according to his level of consciousness. The Naisargika Karakas are 9 in number, and they can be related to Brahma’s creation, because all 9 planets have a place in Brahma’s creation. The Brahma planet that is determined according to the rules given by Jaimini, initiates the Brahma Dasa and indicates birth, while the Maheshwara indicates death or destruction. So Brahma is the creator of life. As birth is inevitably connected with death, the Brahma Dasa is also primarily used for longevity determination. The other Dasa system linked to Brahma is the Chara Dasa, as Brahma rules the Chara signs. This Dasa is used more for Phalita purposes. Maharishi Parashara says that the indications of the D-45 chart should be taken into consideration in regards to all areas of life. As the D-40 and D-45 charts are in the fourth circle of divisional charts, they relate to the spiritual level of one’s existence. So we may judge the subtle psychological effects of the planets according to their position in D-45. Bearing in mind the above analogies linked with Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshvara, we could expect that the planets that fall into the portions ruled by Shiva, will exert their influence more as Sthira Karakas, and their periods in Shoola Dasa may be important. Similarly the planets in Brahma’s portions may act more in their role as Chara Karakas, and be active during their period of Brahma Dasa. And finally, the planets falling into the portions ruled by Vishnu, may give effects mostly according to their Naisargika Karakatwas, and their period of influence may be most appropriately judged from Narayana Dasa.

1.18 Lords of the Shasthyamsha (D-60) The extent of one Shasthyamsa is 30 minutes of Arc, thus we have altogether 720 Shasthyamsas in the Zodiac. The order of the lords of the 60 portions is direct in odd signs, and the reverse in even signs. All of them may be classified as benefic or malefic Shasthyamsas in the following way (collected from BPHS and Sarvartha Chintamani):

Table 17 : Amsa Lords of Shasthyamsha Portion No. 1 2 3 4 5



Ghora Rakshasa Deva Kubera Yaksha (or

Malefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Malefic

Type Awesome, violent Demoniacal Divine, spiritual side celestial treasurer celestial singer 31


Rakshogana) Kinnara


7 8 9 10

Bhrashta Kulaghna Garala Vahni (or Agnighata)

Malefic Malefic Malefic Malefic

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Maya Preta Purishaka Apampathi Marut (or Devagana) Kaala Sarpa Amrita Indu (or Chandra) Mridu Komala Ganesa (or Padma) Brahma (or Vagisa)

Malefic Malefic Malefic Benefic Malefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Benefic Benefic Benefic Benefic


Vishnu (or Lakshmisa)


24 25 26 27 28 29

Mahesvara (Digambara) Deva Ardra (or Indra) Kalinasa Kshitisvara Kamalakara

Malefic Benefic Benefic Benefic Benefic Benefic

30 31 32

Gulika (or Mandatmaja) Malefic Mrithyu Malefic Kaala Malefic

33 34 35 36 37 38 39

Malefic Malefic Malefic Malefic Benefic Benefic Benefic


Davagani Ghora Yama Kantaka Sudha (or Satya) Amrita Poornachandra (or Paripurna) Vishadagdha(M)


Kulaghna (or Kulanasa)



a mythical being with a human head in the form of a horse Fallen, vicious Ruining a family Poison, venom fire, gastric fluid, digestive faculty, appetite deceit, jugglery or illusion Dirt or a ghost the ocean, Varuna (the raingod) the wind god time eternal and death personified snake immortal, nectar Moon moderate, soft tender, agreeable the elephant-headed demigod the creator of the universe, the husband of Sarasvati the maintainer of the universe, the husband of Lakshmi the destroyer of the universe, Shiva divine, spiritual side moist or Lord Indra destruction of strife and of Kali ruler of the earth a lake full of lotuses, an assemblage of lotuses son of Saturn son of Mars, death a personification of time and destruction a forest fire Awesome, violent Lord of death Troubles nectar, ambrosia, truthfulness immortal, nectar Full Moon, or complete destroyed by venom, consumed by grief ruining a family 32

42 43 44

Mukhya Vamsakshaya Utpata

Benefic Malefic Malefic




46 47 48 49 50

Benefic Benefic Benefic Malefic Benefic

51 52

Saumya Komala (or Mridu) Seetala (or Susheetala) Karaladamshtra Chandramukhi (or Indu Mukha) Praveena (or Purna) Kala Pravaka








Saumya (or Subha)



Kroora (or Asubha)


57 58 59 60

Benefic Malefic

the most important descent not growing further a portentous or unusual phenomenon boding calamity or disturbance a personification of the destructive principle handsome, auspicious tender, agreeable cold, like camphor or sandal Frightful teethed having the beauty of Chandra, Moon-faced clever, complete the destructive fire at the end of the world the staff held by an ascetic (or by a Brahmin) resplendent, sinless, stainless, virtuous relating or sacred to Chandra, handsome, auspicious pitiless, mischievous, disagreeable, inauspicious very cold ocean of nectar wandering the streak of Chandra (Moon)

Atiseetala (or Atisubha) Malefic Sudha-Payodhi Benefic Bhrama (or Dyumani) Benefic Chandra Rekha (or Indu Benefic Rekha) The Shasthyamsha will fall into the fifth circle of divisional charts, thereby showing the karmic level of existence. If we have someone’s exact birth data, then the correct D-60 chart may be constructed and much of the native’s karma coming from his activities in his previous lifetime may be delineated. The planets situated in different Shasthyamshas will give effect according to the lord of the Shasthyamsha. This may be expressed either in the benefic/malefic behaviour of the planet, or the qualities represented by the Shasthyamsha lord. People with good karma from previous lives will have most of their planets in benefic Shasthyamshas. The usefulness of further divisional charts either within the range of D-1 and D-60 or above that [like D-72 (Asta-navamsa), D-81 (Nava-navamsa), D-108 (Astottaramsa), D-144 (Dwadasadwadasamsa) or D-150 (Nadiamsa), D-300 (Ardha-nadiamsa)] and their lordships should be the subjects of further research, together with the effects arising from the planets’ being in benefic Vargas in several divisional charts (thus gaining positions like Simhasanamsha, Paravatamsha, Devalokamsha etc.)

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