From the foregoing discussion about
your Lagna, it must have become clear to you what your
Sun-sign (Hindu) is.
Hindu astrology you must know your Moon-sign
Your Moon will be
at certain degrees in some rashi hence in some nakshatra,
say of Ketu, Venus, Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu, Jupiter,
Saturn or Mercury (one of these nine).
Moon Sign, Lagna
and the Sun Sign can be different
Your Moon-sign is
your rashi as distinguished from your lagna. If a
specific question is put to you, tell me your lagna, the
Moon-sign and the Sun-sign, you now know that they are
three different points in your horoscope to be made use
of for predictions. So the answer can
(a) Lagna is
Mesha, Moon-sign or rashi is Mithuna but the Sun-sign is
Kanya, all the three at three different places.
(b) They can also
be at two points if the Lagna or the Moon or the Sun or the
Lagna and the Moon and Sun are in only two signs.
(c) All the three
can be in one sign only.
Your may have
sometime or the other read about your life on the basis of
Sun-signs or the Moon-signs and may even have been reading
daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly forecasts. Now can the
patterns of destiny of the entire mankind be divided only in
twelve signs, since there are only twelve rashis? Have you seen
the absurdity of the situation? So do not get addicted to such
On the basis of
your Moon, you can see what was your Janma nakshatra (or
birth constellation). It has to be one of the
twenty-seven constellations mentioned
janma-nakshatra is important for calculating the time-cycle
described as the Vimshottari dasha of 120 years. Depending on
your janma nakshatra what period of which planet your are
passing through is the most vital factor for
2. If you were
born in the nakshatra of Ketu (7 years) it will be
followed by that of Venus (20 years) etc. See the chart
3. These are
called mahadashas. Each mahadasha is sub-divided into nine
antar-dashas or sub-periods. and each antar-dasha is
sub-divided into nine pratyantar dasha, each prayantar dasha is
divided into nine sookshma dashas, each sookshma dasha is
divided into nine prana dasha. This five-fold division of dasha
is the most extraordinary and unparalleled system of timing
events in the history of astrology.
4. Do not be
surprised if I tell you that though the Vimshottari dasha is
the most popular, in Hindu astrology there are forty-five
Jaimini dasha-systems and another fifty-four nakshatra dasha
systems of Parashara, the greatest astrological genius the
world has ever produced.
Dashas for Timing Events
5. We will be
using only the Vimshottari dash in the book and all our
illustrations will refer to
Mahadasha (the major period)
Antar dasha (the sub-period) and
Pratyantar dasha (the sub-sub-period) only.
No use of the
fourth division (sookshma dasha or the fifth division prana
dasha) is being made use of here. But in two cases when I made
use of where I was absolutely assured that the birth time noted
was without any error and the calculation of the horoscope was
cast hundred percent correct.
1. Do not jump to
any conclusion, generally pessimistic or optimistic, only
on the basis of the dasha-antardasha etc. But rest
assured the sixty percent of correct predictions are
based on it. This is the best ever method of timing
events ever devised by mankind.
2. After you have
become familiar with the use of the dasha system, use transits
of planets. Those who over-emphsise the role of transit of
planets without first examining the promised results of dasha,
are like people who are measuring the size of an elephant on
the basis of the length its tail. But first revise what you
have been taught so far, step by step.
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