Brihat Parashara Hora Sashtra Chapter 8


Ch. 8. Aspects of the Rāśis

1-3. Rāśi Aspects. O Maitreya, now detailed are the Aspects, emanating from the Rāśi Aries etc. Every Movable Rāśi aspects the 3 Fixed Rāśis, leaving the Fixed Rāśi adjacent to it. Every Fixed Rāśi gives Aspect to the 3 Movable Rāśis, barring the adjacent Movable Rāśi. And a Common Rāśi gives a Aspect to the other three Common Rāśis. The Planet in a Rāśi gives the same Aspect, as the Rāśi (in which the Planet is) does.

4-5. Aspects of the Planets. A Planet in a Movable Rāśi gives a Aspect to the other 3 Fixed Rāśis, leaving the Fixed Rāśi next to it. A Planet in a Fixed Rāśi does not give a Aspect to the next Movable Rāśi, but the remaining 3 Movable Rāśis. The one in a Common Rāśi gives a Aspect to the remaining 3 Common Rāśis. Simultaneously a Planet in the Rāśi, that receives a Aspect, is also subjected to the Aspect concerned.

6-9. Diagram of Aspects. As depicted by Lord Brahma, I now narrate the diagram of Aspects, so that Aspects are easily understood by a mere sight of the diagram. Draw a square, or a circle marking the 8 directions (4 corners and 4 quarters thereof). Mark the zodiacal Rāśis, as under: Aries and Taurus in East, Gemini in the North-East, Cancer and Leo in the North, Virgo in the North-West, Libra and Scorpio in the West, Sagittarius in the South-West, Capricorn and Aquarius in the South and Pisces in the South-East.

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