A Journal of Inner Work and Therapeutic Arts
Immanence and Identity in Plural Personality
Richard Dagan

Studies Index...

Studies of the 9th and 30th harmonic charts.
Findings from the Navamsa and Trimsamsa, with aspect analyses and tarot correspondences,
plus complementary studies of D-1, D-10, D-27, and D-60.

2-20 June 2014

9th Harmonic, Topocentric, Sidereal, Lahiri, Whole Signs -- Key dynamics and major arcana correspondences. 30th Harmonic, Topocentric, Sidereal, Lahiri, Whole Signs -- Key dynamics and major arcana correspondences.
D-1  RasiExistence at the physical level
D-2  HoraWealth and money
D-3  DrekkanaEverything related to brothers and sisters
D-4  ChaturthamsaResidence, houses owned, properties and fortune
D-5  PanchamsaFame, authority and power
D-6  ShashthamsaHealth troubles
D-7  SaptamsaEverything related to children (and grand-children)
D-8  AshtamsaSudden and unexpected troubles, litigation etc
D-9  NavamsaMarriage and everything related to spouse(s), dharma (duty and righteousness), interaction with other people, basic skills, inner self
D-10  DasamsaCareer, activities and achievements in society
D-11  RudramsaDeath and destruction
D-12  DwadasamsaEverything related to parents (also uncles, aunts and grand-parents, i.e. blood-relatives of parents)
D-16  ShodasamsaVehicles, pleasures, comforts and discomforts
D-20  VimsamsaReligious activities and spiritual matters
D-24  ChaturvimsamsaLearning, knowledge and education
D-27  NakshatramsaStrengths and weaknesses, inherent nature
D-30  TrimsamsaEvils and punishment, sub-conscious self, some diseases
D-40  KhavedamsaAuspicious and inauspicious events
D-45  AkshavedamsaAll matters
D-60  ShashtyamsaKarma of past life, all matters

Source: Observations on Divisional charts
The Vargas can be divided into groups of 12, each corresponding to a different Graha. Within each group of 12, only certain Vargas are considered important by Parasharaa.

Vargas 1-12 are the Sun. This is the set that shows the manifested things in our lives, all of our relationships, etc. This set includes eight important Vargas: the rasi, the hora, the drekkana, the chaturthamsa, the saptamsa, the navamsa, the dasamsa, and the dvadasamsa.

Vargas 13-24 are the Moon. This set shows our psychological reality, our internal perceptions, and emotional well-being. This set includes three important Vargas: the shodamsa, the vimsamsa, and the chaturvimsamsa. These three Vargas correspond to the three moksha houses also: 4th, 8th, & 12th respectively.

Vargas 25-36 are Mars. This set shows the part of our life where we are meant to assert our will, fight for what we want, and actually make changes to our fate. This set includes two important Vargas: the bhamsa and the Trimsamsa. The Bhamsa has to do with our strengths & weaknesses, which basically comes down to character flaws that we are meant to work on in this life through our efforts. The Trimsamsa shows disease, but specifically diseases that we are meant to improve through making effort and choosing a healthy lifestyle.

Vargas 37-48 is Mercury. This set shows our material well-being in general, and includes two important Vargas: the Khavedamsa and the Akshavedamsa. The Khavedamsa is used specifically to predict issues with our material world, which can include anything from physical health to finances and property. The Akshavedamsa is used to fine-tune predictions of other Vargas.

This project began as an exploration of two divisional charts or vargas, the Navamsa (D-9) and the Trimsamsa (D-30), the 9th and 30th harmonics. The Navamsa and Rasi (D-1, radix) are considered of equal importance and evaluated together. To paraphrase Barbara Pijan, the core reality of human experience is the *feeling*, the psycho-spiritual experience (D-9) of social-material reality (D-1). Navamsa provides information on the underlying strength and weaknesses of planets and sensitive points in the Rasi; it is associated with the 9th House, ruled by Jupiter, and matters of marriage and everything to do with spouse (soul mate), fortune, duty and righteousness (dharma), interaction with others, relationships, basic skills, and inner self — it is thought to provide perspective on the mind of the soul, the deities governing spiritual progress and final liberation.

Trimsamsa (D-30) corresponds to the 6th House and matters of with disease, failure, enemies, problems the result of external circumstances, matters of health and well-being.

The key signification of the divisional charts can be known by finding out the root of the divisional chart, by expunging the multiple of 12. Trimsamsa means 30th division and by expunging the multiple of 12, we arrive at 6 (30-12*2 ), which is the house of diseases, servants/ service, enemies and litigation (troubles we face in this world due to external circumstances).1

On completion of these two charts, the work expanded to include several additional vargas, three of which and the Rasi are shown below. The Rasi (radix) is added as baseline, indicating conditions of the present life.  Dasamsa (D-10) reveals 10th House matters, career and social achievement. Nakshatramsa (D-27) opens the 3rd House, matters of inherent nature, characterologic strengths and weaknesses, revealing issues that require working through by assertion of will and personal effort. Shashtyamsa (D-60) represents overall effects, the sum of all past lives, the trans-karmic thrust, developmental themes in toto.

I am disinclined to write at length about the findings, chiefly because they aren't yet reducible — they're too fluid. So while I can't address a recountment in comprehensive sense, I can annotate in point form, conclusions drawn on the run, neither elaborated nor explicated. By was of disclaimer, let me emphasize that my use of these charts, my methodology and interpretive approach are non-traditional. I follow the rules to the extent that I'm applying the schema, but the process is predicated of psychospiritual resonance, from line of enquiry to insight and answers, so the schema is provisional, not set in stone. Ignorance, too, is part of the process; the pathfinding occurs through internal work, through voices, feelings and visions.

About karma and past lives...

An intuitive once asked me whether I believed in reincarnation.
No, I said.
You will, she replied. In time.

I am inwardly advised that I have not lived before, and will not live again. In gestalt, which is the term I use to describe a community of "voices", transpersonal agencies who may well have lived lives as I understand the term, among whom I have evolved as representative of the common good, focused on harmony and healing in the community, on the concept of unicity in diversity under aegis of an immanent divinity, with whom I am both inseparable and able to communicate.

I am in school, a "corporeal soul".

Kate Skinner has a beautiful post on the nature of Po — The Corporeal Soul

The Po is the spirit of the metal element most often referred to as the Corporeal Soul representing our primal urges or animal instinct.
The function of the Po is to receive what is of essential worth, and to let go of ideals and experiences that no longer serve us.

Metal imparts minerals to the earth, plants, and all beings. It is strong yet malleable; capable of being remolded. If it is too rigid, however, it can be shattered. This imagery of metal can be applied to the individual is their perception of reality fixed and unchanging? Are they open to new experiences, able to let go of the past and move forward according to their life experiences?

The organs of the metal element the lungs and large intestine form a connection between the internal and external world. With the lungs we breathe in life's experiences, retaining what nourishes us, and with the large intestine we understand the letting go, discharging what no longer serves us, letting go of past experiences and ideals that are no longer of use to us on our journey. The Po is the spirit in Taoist philosophy that upon death leaves the body and returns to the earth, becoming the fertiliser that encourages new growth.

There is no question that 'metal' dominates in me, and that theme is what I might expect to see in any assessment of divisional charts. Note that in other schemata of the five elements, metal corresponds to ether (space, void), which I associate with Vairocana and "Turning the Wheel of Dharma" (teaching), overcoming ignorance. The themes I'm about to outline do indeed go to that effort, usually through building up and breaking down, death and rebirth; yet they're also about an evolution beyond, the experience of inner relationship on the basis of which problems are identified and worked through, a removal of blockages, constructs and paradigms.
In this sense I have lived many lives, and I may live many more.

But the achievement I seek is not to be found in those worldly accomplishments against which I have often judged and found myself lacking. My psychospiritual experience, my core reality makes evident the fact that I have never been interested in actively pursuing such externals.

So, to the summary...

  • D-9 — Navamsa. Neptune and Moon. There is a close relationship between Neptune and Moon (listening, empathy, compassion) in all of these charts, often via quintile or conjunction. Neptune is focal handle in the bucket formation in Navamsa, and is biquintile Moon, quadronovile Vertex, Mars and Uranus, as well as triseptile Mercury. Regarding this bucket, Saturn serves as stabilizer — note the tarot associations of Hermit and World; there are numerous challenges thereto, necessitating engagement and work-through.
  • Navamsa. Chara Atmakaraka → Mars in Sagittarius: "Uses the philosophical, humanistic, and religious knowledge for pioneering pursuit of new conquests and experiences."2
  • D-30 — Trimsamsa. Golden rectangle engages Neptune/Moon, Mars, Uranus, and Jupiter.
  • Pluto YOD — Trimsamsa shows a strong "finger of fate" focusing Jupiter and Uranus through Pluto in Leo, 8th. Pluto also trines Venus, engages the grand trine including Ascendant/Chiron and Mercury, Houses 1, 4 and 9.
  • Neptune/Moon trines Jupiter and Sun, but also opposes Uranus and squares Venus in a T-square, Cap/Ari/Can, Houses 1, 4 and 7: psychological issues, self-representation vs. relationship/partnership.
  • Special Houses in Trimsamsa:3
    4th house: House of Cure → Venus, Aries (detriment);
    12th house: Hospitals or the place of cure → Sun/Eris/Lilith, Sagittarius.
  • Minor grand trine: Neptune/Moon to Sun to Mars engages annihilation, reformulation, reconstruction dynamic, Can/Sag/Vir, Houses 12, 8, 9 (→ Mercury grand trine) and 11 (revaluation).
  • Note complete absence of Air element in Trisamsa. Air and Earth are limited in Rasi (see below), but elements are better balanced in D-10, D-27, and D-60.
  • D-10 — Dasamsa. Grand trine includes Mercury/Vesta (Cap, 3rd), Pof (Vir, 11th), and Pluto in the 7th, Taurus (detriment) → network, relationships, partnerships :: internal. Kite formation (Jupiter apex, Mercury/Vesta, MC/Ceres, Mars (Chara Atmakaraka focus) in 7th House, Taurus/Gemini → internalized communal/nurturing values find practical, broad external expression. Same theme becomes primary focus in golden rectangle, Aqu/Ari/Leo/Lib, Houses 4, 6, 10, 12, with (Sun)Saturn, Juno, Vesta/Vx/Great Attractor, and Rahu/Ketu/Eris → recovery, identity stabilization and nurturance, ego-Self relation, moksha.  Neptune/Moon conjunct, sextile Uranus and trine Pluto → creative partnership, intrapsychic...
  • D-27 — Nakshatramsa. Neptune/Moon quintile, kite formation focused on Moon, Taurus 3rd, where Moon forms leg of YOD focused on PoF, Sagittarius 10th, inconjunct Ketu/Great Attractor, Cancer 5th: Pursuing personal interests as inwardly experienced and directed. Grand trine: Neptune, Uranus/Vx/Mars, Lilith: Aqu/Gem/Lib, Houses 12, 4, 8 → Inwardly driven innovative work on psychological foundations, common rights, equanimity, freedom of expression.
  • Kite formation: Focused on Moon, Tau 9th House MC Sco apex, Chiron (Cap, 11th) and Saturn/Pluto (Vir, 7th, Hermit/World) wings: Must *feel* right, have pragmatic impact (High Priestess). Seventh and 8th Houses (Vir/Lib) are foci of square to 4th/5th (Gem/Can), showing challenges to core identity relative to partnerships — apprehended as internal "voices", transpersonal, Vx to Saturn/Pluto, Vesta/Ceres/Pallas → continuous deconstruction/reconstruction. Sesquisquare (135) YOD with square base MC is focus, to Ascendant square Vx/Mars to MC → continuous challenge to self-representation bears on outward activities, calling, vocation (Scorpio 9th, self-mastery).
  • D-60 — Shashtyamsa. Note the two T-squares, wings originating from Uranus (Sco, 2nd) and Pluto (Cap, 4th); Pluto is apex of kite formation focused on Juno (Can, 10th), with Jupiter (Pis, 6th) and Uranus (Sco, 2nd) as wings; achievement focus is nurturance, fostering adaptive application of personal resources and healing, promotion of health and well-being through psychological transformation. There is also a T-square fulcrum also at Neptune/Moon, but not highlighted, going to MC/Ceres and Sun/Great Attractor → creative expression of principals in gestalt. Rahu/Ketu/Saturn/Pallas hold the 9th (Gem), responding to conundrums irrupting from the Galactic Center and internalized in Chiron/Ascendant.