Namaskars to all.
I joined the forum very recently. It is highly informative.
I am a student of Astrology and have a doubt. When we study the Avasthas of planets, we are told that planets at the very beginning and ending of a Rasi are either in the Infant state or in the Dead state and hence powerless. However, when we study Balas (Saptavargeeya for e.g.) a planet in the same rasi in as many vargas as possible gets a larger Bala. Such a situation can easily arise when the planet is in the beginning of a Rasi. Is there a contradiction? Is the planet in such a position strong?