Brihat Parashara Hora Sashtra Chapter 7


Ch. 7. Divisional Considerations

1-8. Use of the 16 Divisions. Now I will explain the use of these sixteen divisions. The physique from Lagna, wealth from Hora, happiness through co-born from Dreshkana, fortunes from Chaturthāńśa, sons and grandsons from Saptāńśa, spouse from Navāmśa, power (and position) from Dashāńśa, parents from Dvadashāńśa, benefits and adversities through conveyances from Shodashāńś, worship from Vimshāńś, learning from Chaturvimshāńś, strength and weakness from Saptavimshāńś, evil effects from Trimshāńśa, auspicious and inauspicious effects from Khavedāńś and all indications from both Akshavedāńś and Shashtiāńś: these are the considerations to be made through the respective Vargaas. The House, whose Lord is in a malefic Shashtiāńś, will diminish; so say Garga and others. The House, whose Lord is in a benefic Shodashāńś, flourish. This is how the 16 Vargaas are to be evaluated.

9-12. After assessing the 20 point strength of the ascending degree, of other Houses and of the Planets, the good and bad effects be declared. I explain below the method of knowing the Vimsopak strength (20 point strength), just by knowing which an idea of the results of actions of this birth and of former birth will clearly emerge. The Planets from Sun on get full strength, when in exaltation, or in own Rāśi and are bereft of strength, when in the 7th (from exaltation). In between the strength be known by the rule of three process. In the case of a Planet, owning two Rāśis, distinction of placement in odd/even Rāśi identical with own Rāśi be made.

13-16. Horā, Dreshkana and Trimshāńśa Effects. Jupiter, Sun and Mars give (pronounced) effects in the Hora of Sun. Moon, Venus and Saturn do so, when in Moon’s Horas; Mercury is effective in both the Horas. In the case of an even Rāśi the Hora of Moon will be powerful in effects, while Sun’s Hora in an odd Rāśi will be so. Full, medium and nil will be the effects, respectively, in the beginning middle and the end of a Hora. Similar applications be made for a Dreshkana, Turyāńśa, Navāmśa etc. As for Trimshāńśa effects, Sun is akin to Mars and Moon is akin to Venus. The effects, applicable to Rāśi, will apply to Trimshāńśa.

17-19. Vimshopaka Bala. The Shad Vargaas consist of Rāśi, Hora, Dreshkana, Navāmśa, Dvadashāńśa and Trimshāńśa. The full Bala for each of the divisions, respectively, are 6, 2, 4, 5, 2 and 1. This is the Vimshopaka Bala, relating to Shad Varga division. Adding the Saptāńśa to the Shad Vargaas, we get Sapta Varga, the Vimshopaka Bala for which is 5, 2, 3, 2, 4, 2 and 1. These are gross strengths, while subtle ones should be understood by exact positions.

20. Add Dashāńśa, Shodashāńś and Shashtiāńś to the said Sapta Varga Divisions to get the scheme of Dasha Varga. The Vimshopaka Bala in this context is 3 for Rāśi, 5 for Shashtiāńś and for the other 8 divisions 1 each.

21-25. When the 16 divisions (Shodash Varga Scheme) are considered together, the Vimshopaka score goes thus: Hora 1, Trimsāńś 1, Dreshkana 1, Shodashāńś 2, Navāmśa 3, Rāśi 3, Shashtiāńś 4 and the rest of the nine divisions each a half. The Vimshopaka Bala remains as 20, only when the Planet is in own House Vargaas. Otherwise, the total strength from 20 declines to 18 in Pramudit Vargaas, to 15 in Shant Vargaas, to 10 in Svasth divisions, to 7 in Duhkhit Vargaas and to 5 in Khal Vargaas. (These figures are called Varga Vishwa)

26-27. Vimshopaka Proportional Evaluation. Multiply the figure due to full strength for the division by the Varga Vishwa and divide by 20 to get the exact strength of the Planet. If the total is below 5, the Planet will not be capable of giving auspicious results. If it is above 5, but below 10, the Planet will yield some good effects. Later on up to 15 it is indicative of mediocre effect. A Planet with above 15 will yield wholly favourable effects.

28-29. Other Sources of Strength. Maitreya, there are other kinds of sources, as I explain below. Planets in the 7th from Sun will be fully effective. One with an identical longitude in comp6thson to Sun’s will destroy the good effects. Rule of three process be applied to the Planet in between these positions. 30-32. Dasha effects with Vimshopaka Bala. Maitreya, after assessing the Vimshopaka Bala through the v6thous divisions, the rising and setting of the Planets be considered. The Vimshopaka Bala is classified under Purna, AtiPurna, Madhya, AtiMadhya, Heen, AtiHeen, Swalpa and AtiSwalp. Thus should be classified the Vimshopaka Bala and the Dasha period results declared accordingly.

33-36. Kendras, Konas etc. defined. O Maitreya, listen to other matters, which I am explaining. The Kendras are specially known, as Lagna (the ascendent), 4th House, 7th House (the descendant) and 10th House (mid-heaven). 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th House are Panapharas (succedents), while 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th House are called Apoklimas (cadents). 5th and 9th House are known by the name Kona (or trine). Evil Houses, or Dusthana Houses are 6th, 8th and 12th House. Chaturasras are 4th and 8th House. 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th House are Upachaya Houses.

37-38. Names of Houses. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th are in order the Houses. I explained these briefly and leave it to you to grasp more, according to your intelligence. As delivered by Lord Brahma, some further information is added thus (i.e. in the following verses).

39-43. Indications from Houses. 9th House and the 9th from Sun deal with ones father. Whatever effects are to be known from the 10th and 11th House, be also known from similar Houses, counted from Sun. Whatever results are to be known from 4th, 1st, 2nd, 11th and 9th should also be known from the 4th of Moon, from Cancer Rāśi itself and from the 2nd, 11th and 9th from Moon, respectively. Whatever has to be known through 3rd House, be also analyzed through the 3rd from Mars. The 6th from Mercury be also considered in regard to indications, derivable from 6th House. The 5th from Jupiter, the 7th from Venus and both the 8th and 12th from Saturn stand for consideration, respectively, in respect of offspring, spouse and death. The Lord of the House is equally important, when estimating the indications of a particular House.

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