The nakshatras are the apparently fixed bodies in the Zodiac, where the planetary system moves with them placed in the background. Among the Rasi and the nakshatras, the former is overlorded by the Sun, whereas the latter is overlorded by Moon. This implies that the Rasi shows the environment we would be placed with at different times in our life and what we get out of it, on the other hand, the nakshatras govern the different state of mind we shall be having at various times. Even the actual events are important in our life, taking a person-centric view point; our reactions to them also matter equally. Hence the study of the nakshatras is well warranted. There are two nakshatra schemes, one of which uses 27 Nakshatras and the other uses 28 nakshatras, which include the Abhijit Nakshatra, an intercalary nakshatra. Both the schemes are useful in their own right. While 27 nakshatra scheme is used for all day to analysis, such as analysis of birth chart, analysis of dasas, using Navatara chakra etc; the 28 nakshatra scheme is used for analysis of few chakras such as sarvatobhadra chakra, the sannadi chakra etc. The Nakshatras are reckoned from beginning with Aries which coincides with the beginning of Ashwini. There are four padas (quarters) of each nakshatra, each measuring 3d 20m making the total duration of the nakshatra to be...Read More
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Tithi pravesh chakra is one of the cornerstones of Vedic astrology and was hidden in tradition of SJC until the knowledge was given out by Pt. Sanjay Rath. Vedic astrology widely uses the solar return chart or the surya varsha pravesh chakra to predict the event of a year and this is widely known as Varshaphala. However, from time immemorial the scholars and pundits of India used the Tithi based calendar to reckon time, since the time needs to be reckoned from both the luminaries, as they represent two different aspects of our self. Thus, the start of a year needs to be reckoned from the time when the exact portion of tithi commences again after a full cycle of Sun in the zodiac. Since the Moon phase calendar or the tithi calendar is synchronised with Sun, we need to see the tithi when the Sun returns back to the same sign after a year and the exact amount of the birth tithi has elapsed. When the event happens, that commences a new year in the life of native and the horoscope drawn for that moment can show the events of the year. However, the tithi pravesh chart can not be read independently from the natal chart, since the natal horoscope has an over-riding influence over the native. This article shows how to analyse the tithi pravesh chart, while...Read More
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