May 10, 2017

Astakavarga - II

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!


Surya Phalam - 

When the Sun is in the rising sign, with 3 or 2 benefic points in Aries or in his enemy's sign, the native is sickly.

When the Sun is in the rising sign with 5 or more benefic points in Libra or Leo the native becomes a king and is endowed with long life.

No work shall be commenced when the Sun passes through signs where there are no points in Astakavarga of Sun, during such periods the native suffers from diseases, misery and quarrel. (Varaha Mihira)

Chandra Phalam - 

If the Moon is in Lagna and with less then 3 benefic points the native will suffer from disease and debility.

If the Moon in the above position be with 2 or 3 Grah, the native will pass away in his 37th year.

If the Moon is in Kendra (1,4,7,10) or Trikona (1, 5,9) or the 11th bhava and is also in its depression (Scorpio) or Inimical sign and is not waxing, and the benefic points happen to be 3 or less then 3, the bhava in question is extinct.

If the Moon is in Kendra (1, 4, 7, 10) or Trikona (1, 5, 9) or 11th bhava and the benefic points be 4 or more then 4 that bhava is advanced.

If the Moon in Kendra becomes asociated with 8 benefic points that native will be eminent for their learning, fame, wealth and strength and will become masters of men.

Kuja Phalam -

When Mars is in exaltation (Capricorn) or in own house (Aries or Scorpio) occupies 9th, 4th the 1st or 10th bhava and has 8 benefic points, the native will be lord of wealth.

If Mars occupies Sagittarius, Aries, Leo, Capricorn or Scorpio, be the rising sign with 4 benefic points, the native will be a king.

If Mars be associated with 8 benefic points the native becomes a petty prince.

If the above be in 10th or in 1st bhava, the native will be a king.

If in above situation he be the scion of a royal family he will become lord  of the whole country.

If Mars is in Capricorn (exaltation) or in Aries , Scorpio (own house) in addition to the above situation he will be an emperor.

Budha Phalam -

When Mercury is in a Kendra (1,4,7,10) or Trikona (1,5,9) and has 8 benefic points, the native will be pre-eminent in the learning peculiar to his caste and will have great enjoyment.

If Mercury is in exaltation (Virgo) and has 3 or less then 3 benefic points the bhava will be still be advanced.

Find the house with maximum number of benefic points for Mercury, find the month corresponding to that house the commencement of any serious study will culminate in the acquisition of every branch of learning.

Mark the house which is void of any benefic points for Mercury, when Saturn passes through that house some bandhu, Jnati a near paternal relative will pass away, so any benefit or advantage enjoyed will then be lost.

Guru Phalam -

Find the house with maximum number of benefic points for Jupiter, and its lagna, impregnation will result in offspring, cattle, wealth, and vehicles located in the direction indicated by the sign in question will begin to multiply.

If the Sun occupies the Astakavarga of Jupiter with least number of benefic points the native will be luckless in any undertaking he takes.

If Jupiter occupies 6th, 8th or 12th bhava and has 5 or more benefic points the native will be long lived, very opulent and victorious over his enemies.

If Jupiter is in exaltation (Cancer) in Sagittarius or Pisces (own houses) in Kendra (1,4,7,10) or in the 9th bhava or in a portion of some Rasi unconnected with the planet in depression or in inimical house or not in close proximity to Sun, that Jupiter if has 8 benefic points will make the native a king by virtue of his own fame and glory.

If persons of Brahmanical extraction come under such a yoga as described above they will be equal to a king and be admired for their conspicuous intelligence, energy and other great qualities.

If Jupiter in conjunction with the Moon becomes associate with 7 benefic points in the positions described in 4th point above such a native will have women, wealth and sons in abundance.

If with 6 benefic points then the native concerned will have much wealth and many vehicles.

If with 5 benefic points they will have victory and virtue.

Shukra Phalam - 

When Venus occupies a Trikona (1,5,9) or Kendra position (1,4,7,10) and is associated with 8 benefic points the native will be a head of an army and transport animals.

When such a Venus has 7 benefic points, the native will be lord of wealth and precious stones and have unfailing enjoyments up to the end of his life.

If Venus be in depression or occupy the 7th or 8th bhava the aforesaid (Raja Yoga) will be destroyed.

Shani Phalam - 

If Saturn passes through any sign which is void of any benefic points such a native will sustain loss of wealth, health and relatives.

If Saturn occupies a Kendra and has 4 or less then 4 benefic points and If that Kendra be the planets exaltation sign, any child delivered from the womb at such a time will be short lived.

When Saturn occupies 1st bhava and has abundant strength and has 5 or 6 benefic points, the native will sustain loss of wealth, accompanied by much suffering from his very birth.

If the planet is in depression or in  inimical house abd has 5 or more benefic points and If Moon occupies an auspicious Varga, the native will have a long life.

When Saturn occupies the 5th or the 1st bhava and is in an eclipsed state or in the house of an enemy or in depression and is associated with 5 or 4 benefic points, the native will possess female slaves, camels, and property.

If Saturn in the same position be associated with 8 benefic points, the native will be lord of a city,

If the benefic points be 7 the native affected by the yoga will possess abundant wealth.

Trikona Shodhana 

Deductions of benefic points for groups of Houses,

1) Aries, Leo, Sagittarius,
2) Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, 
3) Gemini, Libra, Aquarius,
4)Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces,

Examine benefic points in these groups of 3 signs each, 

Balabhadra views- If in any one sign of a group has less benefic points then the remaining two, or be equal to other two or be equal to zero, the same will have to be subtracted from the number of benefic points in each of the three signs of the group chosen.

Contradicting view-

If a sign in a triangular group has the least number  of benefic points the other two signs must have their benefic points altered into this least number, 

or If a sign have no benefic points then the other two signs will keep their benefic points unaltered.

Or If all three signs have same number of benefic points they must all be removed and replaced with zeros.

Ekadhipataya shodhana.

Except Leo and Cancer,

All other signs are in pairs with the lordships of Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn, have to be subjected to the reduction styled Ekadhipatayashodhana, and their net value obtained.

If two Rasi haveing a common lord be both occupied by Grah,- No reduction need be made,

If one of the two Rasis (whether occupied or unoccupied) have no benefic points, then also ther eis no reduction.

If one of the two Rasis be occupied and cantain more benefic points then the other, remove benefic points from the later and If both Rasis be unoccupied then remove from both.

If one of the Rasis is occupied by a Grah and the other not, and both have same number of benefic points, remove from the unoccupied Rasi.

If both Rasis are unoccupied and have unequal number of benefic points then the greated benefic points to be replaced by smaller number.

When only one of the two Rasis with a common lord is occupied by a Grah and has a smaller number of benefic points than the unoccupied Rasi, the figure in the later to be made equal to the former.

First Trikona Shodhana needs to be made and then Ekadhipatayashodhan reduction.

The net figures after the two reductions in several signs are to be multiplied each into its Rasimana.

Rasimana i.e. Rasi factor,

Rasigunaka : The products made in to a total,

The net figures associated with the Sun and other Grah in several signs are to be multiplied wach in its appropriate planetary factor or Grahmana, the total of these products is called Grahagunaka.

Ayus = Period of life given by the Grah,

Grah in exaltation -  Double Ayus,
Grah in Depression - Half Ayus,
Gah in Combustion - Half Ayus,
Grah in enemy sign, -  Reduction by 1/3,
Grah like Mars in Retrograde - Double Ayus, 
Retrograde Mars, Ayus is doubled,

All these Shodhanas are automatically taken care of in the Astaka varga calculation of softwares.

Ref: - Jataka Parijata, By Vaidyanatha Dikshita (14/15 century astrologer) his work in Sanskrit translated by Mr V Subramanya Shashtri in 1932.  His Ref: Horamakaraada, Varahamihira, Yavanaeshwara, Devakirti.


Sthanabala (Strength due to position )

All Grah in their houses of exaltation have Sthanabala, then in their friends house, Navamsa, Kshetra house.

Directional Strength:

Sun and Mars have Digbala in the South (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) or 10th house,

Moon and Venus are powerful in the North (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) and 4th house (Patala)

Mercury and Jupiter are powerful in the East (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius,)

Saturn is powerful in the West (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius,) Setting signs, 


The Sun and The Moon possess Chestabala when in 6 signs from Capricorn,
All other grah possess Chestabala when in Retrograde motion, when in conjunction with the Moon (Samagama).
Yudba - Greatest brilliance or in Northern planetary conjunction.

Kalabala: (Temporal Strength)

The Sun, Jupiter, Venus - Day,
The Moon, Mars and Saturn - Night,
Mercury - Day and Night,

Benefic Grah - Waxing Moon (Shukla Paksha)
Malefic Grah - Waning Moon (Krishna Paksha)

And also all Grah has it in their Year, Month, Day and Hour.


Saturn, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, The Moon and The Sun are naturally stronger then the immediately preceding Grah in that order.

BhinnaAshtakavarga - When Ashtakavarga of Sun and other planet is considered separately.

SarvaAshtakavarga - The sum of all Ashtaka vargas of all planets.


ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !

ॐ नमः शिवाय!

Sianala, Montreal, 10 May 2017,

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