Lesson No. 15
Division Charts New Concept in astrology
In this lesson we deal with the Division Charts—our Masterpiece —the outcome of long research and that by practical application to known horoscopes the, theory of which is not known to any one so far, nor the mode of using them. You do not have all the Division Charts described in the classicaltexts of which Brihat Parashara Hora Sbastra is the standard authority. Eventhere all the Division Charts that we have illustrated are not to be found. Luckily we have been able to find out some of the rare divisions from some of the rare Manuscripts and Editions. Some books describe the Modus Operandi in the~method of erection of these charts in all sorts of ways. But alas none of themseems to have taken the trouble to find out by practical verification as to which would suit best in all cases. They would have attempted if they were aware of the proper rules of judgment as there are again distorted modes of judgments described by authors in their own ways-Based on the principles narrated by the classical authors coupled with research by practical applications to known horoscopes we have been able to formulate genuine principles of judgment of these charts which, when applied by yourselves will convince you of the truth ia our statement.
How to erect these Division Charts.
Some modern authors have suggested some modes to erect them but none of them fit into practical tests and so we have, basing on the ancientprinciples narrated in rare manuscripts, given complete rules on this subject in pages 49 to 56 of Pt. II of our text. As they are self explanatory please study them and learn. If at any stage you feel doubtful on any point please verify from Chart 1given in the Appendix Booklet which is no other than that of the author himself inwhich case all the D-charts are worked out in full. As they are based on definedmathematics we do not wish to repeat them once again here and thus wastetime and space-Note some of the peculiarities here.
1. Hereafter we call the Division Charts by their respective numbers as D-l(Raai Chart), D-2- D-3 etc. as per the number of the Vargas or Divisions they bsar as they are no other than the Varga-Kundalis used for the estimation of the total strength of a planet as Shadvargabala etc.
As in D-2 (Hora) all planets and Lagna will be in only two signs (Kataka orSimha) n>; useful purpose would be served by considering this chart and also it has been practically verified to be incorrect for application. So we leave it.
2. Under D-3 (Drekkana) there are two modes of working- Take onlyVarahamihira's version that is followed by us.
3. Regarding certain D-charts some have twisted the mode of working. Weonly regret to state that they have been mere copyists of some other author without taking the trouble of verifying the truth of them by practical applications-Alas> unless they know how to use them how can they verify. We have after mature thought, experience and practical applications to very many known horoscopes come to certain candid conclusions which agree with the principlesenunicated in rare Manuscripts.
4- D-30. Texts merely 'mention the Thrimshamsha Lords and do not assignplaces in the Rasi Chart. Unless any factor, if at all interferes with one's life, is brought inside the chart and a definite place assigned to it does not help us to make use of it. We have therefore fixed up the chart for this D-30 also-
5- On page 57 of Pt- II of our text a Table is given to aid the finding of theAmsha parts of some of the D-charts whose working involves fractions. Thosei charts consisting of whole parts may be worked out mentally. Please^study how to use this table from our text. You may also do this from firstprinciples.
6- We call the Original Rasi chart as D-l and the rest as D-2, D-3 etc. aftertheir number of divisions.
7. Please understand that these Division Charts are no other than theseveral Varga KiUidalis that you aro aware of in genoral Astrology as helping theevaluation of Shadvergabala, Sapthavargajabala, Dashavargajabala, Dvvadashavarga"jabala etc used in estimating the total strength of a planet. This sort of finding thetotal strength of a planet is not only cumbersome but also serves no real purpose.For, as y>u may see later, a planet possessing strength in any one D—chart willonly augment the effects pertaining to that D—cbart and no further. Similarlyweak and badly placed planet in a D—chart will give less and bad effects too of thatportfolio of that D—chart. Under such circumstances if you club more than onecharacter together by considering the total strength arising from different D-chartsand judge the effect by its combined strength you get only wrong conclusion. For example if Guru has 10% strength in D-24 (Education Chart) while 100% strength in D-10 (Profession) the correct way of judgment would be to ascribe 10% results for education and 100% for profession and not say that striking an average that boththese effects will have 55% results which will be far from truth- Of cource thejsumtotal strength of the planets will help us to estimate the comparativestrengths of planets when comparative results are to be judged but in the evalution of single sided effects this is not needed.
Now that you have understood in clear terms about this point please do not erratleast hereafter by placing undue importance on the sumtotal strength of planets.
How to judge the Division Charts
Some authors have again misled us and created confusion in the mode of valuing the effects of a D-chart. They are again to be called side-trackers from the genuine way. We are after mature thought, research and practicalapplication convinced that our mode of application is correct one and that we have placed before you • Please note that whenever you deal with a D-chartyou must confine only to its particular effects and no further- Thus there is aspecial advantage had from theso D-charts which speak of only one aspect inlife-How to ascertain the good or bad of a planet in a D-chart.
This is very simple and can be said in a line which is so sure and so truewithout exceptions as stated below. If a planet whether natural benefic or malefic, • s situated in good positions from that D-lagna then it always gives good results, if on the other hand it is in Dustanas (3-6-8-1?) it gives badeffects- Is not this one rule so simple definite and certain. After knowing thegood or bad that may be caused by a planet in a D-chart you will have to next assess the magnitude of its effects by the Shadbala of the planet in relation tothat D-chart. Beware it is Shadbala and not Shadvargabala that we want-
Are there any exceptions to this rule.
Yes, every rule has an exception and so this also and they are —
1. It is said in general astrology that all planets in 6th house become bad but exception is given to Kuja for the reason that though in 6 he aspects lagna. You know for all good a planet should aspect lagna. On this theory Kuja becomes good in all D-charts though in 6th from that D-lagna.
2- Similarly it is cited in general astrology that all planets in 8th house cause worst results but exception is in respect of Budha in matters of causing sudden wealth by will or legacy or by the death of someone- But the same Budha may cause distress in all other matters. Applying this rule to D-charts Budha in 8 in D-4 (Assets) is good while in all the other charts he causes bad.
8. While discussing tne effects of Karaka-Bnava it is said that Sani in 8 is an exception who causes high longevity. In the language of our D-chart Sani inlagna in D-8 causes high life-
4. In a D-chart a planet in Dustana may not harm much if he occupies his I
5. Finally one special thing has to be noticed which if neglected will giveyou wrong reading. If a planet is in Dustana in a D-chart do not suddenly jump into conclusion that he causes bad. See if a natural benefic is at the same distance on the other side of the lagna thus forming Sankhya Yoga- Suppose in D-9 Guru is in 8th and his Dasha running. Your immediate impression is that Guru Dasha is bad to wife (D-9 is wife chart). If suppose Sukra is in 6th thus forming Sankya Yoga with the 8th placed Guru, then the bad of Guru is remedied. Thusall the Yogas cited by us under Yogadhyaya should be applied to all D-charts.
6. More than all it should be specially noted that the D-charts effects being one of periodical nature unlike the permanent effects of a Rasi chart whenever you read effects of a D-chart the current Dasha Bhukti should be considered-
Above are cited the mode of ascertaining the good or bad effects of aplanet arising out of (its position in the D-chart with respect to its lagna. The next question is to assess the magnitude of its effects which will be explained in our next lesson.
As lessons hereafter are very important for predictions follow carefully and digest them well- Await our next lesson,
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