Sep 23, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
The call for help came at night quoted here unedited (the individual was distraught, so please pardon his typos!)
i am in great trouble. i have been changing jobs oddly for the pass
year and feel so disturbed. i have had bad relationships at the same
time and i have lost most of my friends annd also i have people back
biting me. currently i am working in a company earning minimum wages
much lower compared to what i was earning. i am also doing law on a
part tiime while working and i cant seem to concentrate on studying. i
do not know if i am in the right field of studies and work. i m just
so confused with my llife. does any one have any solutions to help me?
i really hope someoone could guide me. please help me. thank you
d.o.b: 12th november 1984
place of birth: kuala lumpur, malaysia
time of birth: 8.10 p.m”
Now here is the chart:
The question was asked towards the end of December 2008, so the troubles had been occurring in the period of Jupiter-sun in vimshottari and continuing and perhaps worsening during Jupiter-moon vimshottari, and in Mars-jupiter in Ashtottari.
From the Vimshottari perspective, Jupiter is in own house, slightly weak and a malefic for the Taurus lagna because it rules the 8th and 11th houses. Being an afflicted matrikaraka placed in the 8th with lagnesha it has the ability to give much mental anguish, lack of peace and support or care from others. It is placed in the nakshatra of venus and thus represents the effect of lagnesha in 8th house. Sun is lord of 4th and atmakaraka in debility in 6th house, again a negative indicator although being placed in close proximity of exalted Saturn one would have expected cancellation of the debilitation. Here one must remember that Saturn and sun are stark enemies and so this state of cancellation must be approached with caution. The next bhukti of moon is even more sinister because moon is the lord of 3rd, malefic and placed in direct aspect of Jupiter and venus which while intrinsically benefic are functionally not so in this chart. This chart gives a good illustration of some obvious pit-falls in general superficial approaches seen in the field. Notice also that moon is in the asterism of rahu which is placed in lagna with gulika and therefore moon bhukti will give pain and difficulty to the nativity and through relationships, lack of family support and educational activities. A feeling of uncertainty which the nativity expressed in his original plea. It is of interest to note that during the past year, Jupiter was contacting its natal placement and now in acceleration is transiting the exalted lord of 12th and 7th and mars also happens to be darakaraka. Presence of mars who is lord of 7th and darakaraka being placed in badhaksthana does not bode well for marriage prospects and the nativity will experience challenges in that area as well. Two exalted planets makes new jyotishis jump with glee but a bit deeper consideration is required as in this case. Given the situation, Jupiter-mars vimshottari bhukti does not seem very promising either.
This nativity was born after sunset in krishnapaksha and according to Parashara ashtottari dasha system applies in this case. Mars though exalted is in badhaksthana and is placed in Uttarashadha. Although in this case it does not matter because both Saturn and sun are placed in the 6th, but in ashtottari system Uttarashadha would represent the domain of Saturn and not sun! This is because Ashtottari has a slightly different system of assignment of planets to stars. For someone with moon in uttarashadha, the birth dasha will be of Saturn and not of sun as would be the case for the individual in vimshottari system. This is important to remember. The Jupiter bhukti in the mars ashtottari dasha is difficult because Jupiter is a malefic, placed in the 8th house (and other malefic factors discussed earlier) is placed in the 12th house from dasha lord. When bhukti lord is in 12th or 6th or 8th (trika) from mahadasha lord, it represents a difficult time. From a nakshatra point of view, Jupiter is placed in purvashadha which falls in Saturn’s sector as well, in the ashtottari scheme and is similarly afflicted as is mars. The transit of Jupiter and Saturn are not helpful either due to Saturn being in 8th from dashanath and affecting the fourth house of mental peace and Jupiter crossing the dashanath firstly in the 12th from it and then in debilitated accelerated state currently.
When significant effects are to be experienced, these tend to be prominently displayed through different lenses that Jyotish offers for studying.
A very important consideration, generally underutilized, is what is known as ‘awastha’ or state of the planets in our charts. There are five classifications which assign 3, 5, 6, 9 or 12 states or qualifications to planets based on certain factors. These are:
3 levels of Awasthas (Jagratadi…): Represented as level of awareness, the three states are Awake (own or exaltation sign), dreaming (friend’s or neutral planet’s sign using the panchadha aggregate friendship classification) and asleep (enemy’s or debilitation sign) states.
5 levels of Awasthas (Baladi…): Represented as the age of planet, the five states are – infant, child, young adult, aged, dead. In odd signs, the first six degrees represent the infant, then next six degrees the child and so on. In even signs the progression is inverse, the first six degrees represent a dead planet, the next six an aged planet etc.
6 levels of Awasthas (Lajjitadi…): Represents the feeling of self-esteem, self-worth, sense of accomplishment of the planet –
– Planet in the 5th house in conjunction with rahu or ketu, Saturn or mars.
– Planet in exaltation sign or moolatrikona zone.
– Planet in enemy’s sign or conjoined with enemy or aspected by enemy.
– Planet in a watery sign, aspected by a malefic and not associated with a benefic.
– Planet in a friend’s sign or aspected by a friend and conjoined with Jupiter.
– Planet in conjunction with sun and aspected by malefics and an enemy.
Planets in lajjita, kshudita, kshobhita and trashita create miseries and lead to disruption of the house they are in. Lajjita being the best of these four states will give something and will not be totally destructive. The house occupied by these planets is more affected than if the house lord is in one of the four states. For example the lord of 3rd house in kshobhita state in the 7th house will represent worse effects for the 7th house and not the 3rd.
The six states represent worldly benefit and losses, health and happiness.
9 levels of Awasthas (Deeptadi…): Represents the emotional state of spirit Deepta/Brilliant (exaltation), Swastha (own sign), Pramudita/Joyful (extreme friend’s sign), Shanta/Contented (friend’s sign), Deena/Deficient-Humble (neutral’s sign), Dukhita/Sad (enemy’s sign), Vikal/Anxious/Panicky (with a malefic planet), Khala/Malicious/Wicked (inauspicious sign – debilitation), Kopa/Infuriated (conjoined with sun). The effects of a planet are expressed fully in the first three states, medium in the next two and little or nothing in the remaining four.
12 levels of Awasthas (Shayanadi…): Represent the diurnal state of the planet as these represent the normal activities to some extent. The calculation etc are covered in texts such as Brihat Parashar Hora Shastra and can be consulted. The states are Shayana (Recumbent), Upaveshana (Sitting), Netrapani, Prakashana (Alert), Gamana (Leaving), Agamana (Arriving), sabhavastha (in society, at work), agama (Returning Home), Bhojana (Eating), Nrityalipsa (Entertainment), Kautuka (Pleased) and Nidra (Asleep). The next step involves the derivation of the sleeping and awakened states and are related to the degree of expression of a given planet. It must be noted that there are some variations of opinions regarding the calculations for this kind of awastha.
Parashara describes these states almost towards the middle of BrihatParashara Hora Shastra in Chapter 47 (Sharma-Sagar 1994 edition) after having described most of the basics and some advanced techniques and considerations to be used by Jyotishis.
Easing into Awasthas: For beginners the simpler consideration of the 3, 5 and 9 awasthas during their examination of a horoscope will be an easy way to become familiar to these factors particularly when they are wondering about dasha effects and how those will be experienced by the nativity. For those who are more of a mathematical-scientific inclination, each of these three divisions can be given a weighting of 1/3rd weight each. While doing so one must not lose sight of the fact that this kind of quantitation is just for simplifying conclusions or bottom lines and are not absolute measures or quantities. It is more practical to think of these as tools or aids that help us determine if a planet will be helpful or derogatory, strong or weak, expressive or ineffective in a global assessment of the different awasthas. One must also remember that awasthas are but a consideration and are not a black and white factor or absolute.
Let us look at a horoscope, the data taken from birth certificate:
Date: August 4, 1961
Time: 19:24 hrs (UT – 10 hrs zone)
Place: Honolulu, Hawaii
Barack Obama was born in krishnapaksha and pretty close to sunset hence the chart would respond better to Ashtottari dasha. During the last few months of his campaign and election time, he was experiencing the combined period of mercury-jupiter and venus. Mercury is dreaming, old and deficient while jupiter is asleep, old and wicked. On the surface it would seem like the person was not slated for a win, if we only took the awasthas in consideration! However, note that the Deeptadi (9) awastha was based on the debilitation of jupiter and the inimical sign dispositor for mercury. This is where the 'human' wearing the thinking cap comes into play! Jupiter has cancellation of debility due to the presence of saturn (lord of makar) in kendra from Jupiter in own sign. Obviously Jupiter is not debilitated but much strengthened thus functionally faring a lot better than the Khala awastha assigned to it at first. An example of neecha-bhanga raj-yoga, one would say! Being the head of the State requires a lot of maturity and wisdom and thus the role is of an older and wiser individual which Obama has impressed people as being, despite his young age and youthful appearance. So the old age state of jupiter in baladi (5 levels) is appropriate. In the Jagratadi (3 levels) consideration too, Jupiter gains awastha strength due to the cancellation of debilitation. The state of sushupta (asleep) based on placement of jupiter in debility would be reversed due to cancellation. So, what appeared as a weak, ineffective period was indeed extremely strong!
Mercury, the bhukti lord comes out as dreaming (house of neutral), old (house of enemy) and deena or deficient (neutral's sign) and so overall mediocre as per standard awastha determination. One must not lose sight of the fact that moon, the dispositor of mercury is exalted, the strongest planet in this chart in shadbala and in awastha too and well placed in a trikona. This obviously boosts the state of the mercury and must be intelligently considered. Furthermore, mercury participates in a budh-aditya yoga with strong sun and imparts the high level of intelligence and breadth of knowledge to Obama, as also the gift of oratory.
The antara of venus was operating and it is dreaming, youthful and happy states. This fits very well with the charm and public appeal of Obama and placed in the 6th house also indicates victory over a female opponent in a touch and go primary selection against Mrs. Clinton.
As the historical drama was unfolding, Obama lost his grandmother who had a very formative role in his life and upbringing. Mercury is a matrikaraka and in a sense the grandmother was really a mother to him. The 7th house represents grandmother (4th from 4th) and is ruled by moon and houses mercury. Sun the maraka for this house is placed with the matrikaraka and is aspected by saturn the other maraka (being lord of 7th from the 7th) from the 1st house. Venus is placed in the 12th from the 7th and in the 2nd from moon and gulika. The pattern fits the event that occurred. The cloud that overhung Obama through his association with his earlier pastor and spiritual leader could be seen as an illustration of what some say about planets with cancelled debility. The effect while mostly reversed does leave a few personal challenges in the lives of such nativities.
I have utilized this somewhat difficult chart because it illustrates several principles, such as the verity of using Ashtottari dasha in krishnapaksha charts, and the importance of an intelligent consideration of awasthas, and not blindly applying those, using simple and obvious logical reasoning as described.
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|Very thought provoking article Ranjanji. Just one request can you please shed some light on 3rd lord been placed in 2nd (12th from own house) of this individual. Will it not affect its courage of facing situation. The reason of asking this is because I had similar placement, tula lagna Jupiter lord of 3rd house placed in 2nd with GK. I had hard time starting new things, expressing my thoughts and courageous facing things. Also, is there any remedy for this situation.|
Thanks in advance,