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

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Ayanamsa determines Chara Karakas and other key factors in the radix:
Still a question of resonance...

23-29 August 2014

In his helpful article Introducing Pushya-paksha Ayanamsa (31 December 2013), P.V.R. Narasimha Rao (creator of JHora) presents arguments in support of the ayanamsa he prefers over Lahiri and the many others one might choose in chart erection. He begins with this:

Ayanamsa is the angle between the start of Aries in tropical zodiac and the start of Aries in sidereal zodiac. Different parts of India got used to different ayanamsas over centuries, differing by up to 5-6 degrees! Standardization of Lahiri ayanamsa by Lahiri commission formed by Indian government led to some uniformity over the last few decades, but still Vedic astrologers use many ayanamsas differing by a few degrees.

I've benefited greatly from JHora. This free software has helped me explore far more of Vedic astrology than I could otherwise access. The accuracy of calculations is also impressive, and I've come to rely upon JHora in that respect as well. I began studying and working with Western astrology some 44 years ago; not skilled with numbers and interested but not truly knowledgeable in astronomy, I do not claim to be an astrologer, well-versed in the science of the practice; rather, I pursue the art of astrology, working with it as a cognitive map, an interactive tool in psychospiritual exploration. My experience with Vedic astrology is much more recent, and I am prone no doubt to misapprehension and error in my efforts to engage the rich concepts of the schema.

The concept of Atmakaraka, for example, seems fairly straightforward — the planet of highest degree in the Rasi, D-1. True, in the tropical chart, the planet of highest degree might be different — in my case it's Sun, the natural Atmararaka — but I hadn't appreciated that the planet of highest degree might also change in the Rasi chart, depending on the ayanamsa I applied.

Indeed, any and all of the Chara Karakas could shift. I'd taken for granted the Lahiri "standard", notwithstanding my sense of oddment at the discovery that, per Lahiri, my AK is Mars. I could make a case for that finding. I'm fairly good at building cases, and the evidence for Mars, particularly with respect to experience from early childhood and adolescence, isn't difficult to frame. I can work with it, Mars as AK. The importance of ahimsa, for example, is especially clear to me.

But the Mars AK doesn't really resonate. There remains that sense of oddment, a feeling that the finding in fact does not obtain, that it's an option, not a reality. Perhaps, had a different path been taken... Or perhaps I've misunderstood the concept of "soul significator". Maybe I don't have one. Or it's variable, multiple...

Introspective work requires capacity to detach and observe. It necessitates awareness of a deeper reality from whence the introspector arises and into which s/he is resorbed. I apply "resonance" to determine the validity, the developmental applicability of concepts or constructs in any schema used for introspective purposes. Such resonance, a feeling of correctness or consonance with the nature and direction of that deeper reality, speaks directly to my intention, which is to find and pursue the true path. "I" am an egoic function of that deeper reality, in context of which my experience is of an immanent divinity and multiple principals or agencies with whom I work to self-mastery, communicating with those principals to understand, express, and attain harmony among in the gestalt of Self.

So one anticipates, when dealing with concepts such as "soul significator" or any of the Chara Karakas, the "movable significators", that the results will resonate. The introspective work takes place at a certain stage, a time and place in one's life, pursuant to specific developmental issues, and the findings from engagement of the schema strike a chord or fall flat, don't work. I will discover something in any case, because research is research: something will be learned and contribute to knowledge of the path. But it may not always prove numinous or fundamentally ordinating.

In the present study I am particularly interested in Atmakaraka and the Chara Karakas, certain lagnas and upagrahas, and the Ishta Devata ("personal deity"). Data compiled from JHora is provided in the table below for purposes of ready comparison among selected ayanamsas.

This list is by no means exhaustive (see, e.g., 2.7 Sidereal Ephemerides, in the Swiss Ephemeris, Astrodienst),
but I've reviewed all 22 ayanamsas available in JHora v7.66 and selected 11 for inclusion here.

  • Heading the table is Traditional Lahiri, showing Mars as AK and Mercury as AmK. Krishnamoorthy (KP) and Fagan provide the same result, with slight variation, moreso Fagan, which correlates with the Fagan-Bradley at Astrodienst.
  • The Usha Shashi ayanamsa finds Saturn as AK and Venus as AmK; this has stimulated much thought, particularly because Saturn goes toward stabilization and Venus, harmonization, initiatives of core concern and possibly in the range of "soul significator". "Shani" , the name, floating, spoken, presented in meditation on these issues. Note also that Pluto presents at highest degree, Neptune R at second-highest; this is also the case with the Sassanian ayanamsa, shown just below Usha Shashi.
  • There are several ayanamsas (Pushya-paksha, Raman, Sri Surya Siddhanta, and Sri Yukteshwar) presenting with Moon as AK and Saturn as AmK — a resonant combination. In all of these instances, Neptune R and Pluto are of higher degree that AmK Saturn, buy not AK Moon.
  • And finally Rohini-paksha and Deva-datta, which show Mercury R as AK, Moon as AmK, and Saturn as BK.

Bhrigu Bindu
Midpoint between Rahu and Moon, the Bhrigu Bindu is thought to magnify the benefit or malefic effects of planets transiting over or forming aspect with it, conjunctions showing greater effect. Tropical topocentric transiting Jupiter is 9º30+ at this writing, placing it in trine with Bhrigu Bindu determined by the Usha Shashi or Sassanian ayanamsas — I know that's a mixing of two systems, but I feel something there, if only an indicator I need to attend this point, at or about 9º30 Aries. It correlates with Usha Shashi and Sassanian, both of which show AK Saturn and AmK Venus, with BK Jupiter, MK Sun and PK Mars. I can tell a story with those placements. Moreover, the Ishta Devata becomes Kalki, the final incarnation of Vishnu.

Lagnas
Hora lagna shows self with regard to money, wealth and prosperity. Ghati lagna shows self with regard to fame, power and authority. Varnada lagna is more complicated. Jaimini scholar Visti Larsen provides an interesting explication:

Varṇa means color, caste or the single syllable of a word or mantra. As a sound syllable it refers to the origin of our creation, namely sound itself of which the first sound was aum. Sound manifests in the Akaśa or ether element, followed by the creation of the Vāyu or air element, which again is followed by the Agni or fire element. At this stage light and therefore also color emanated. This then resulted in the creation of Jala or water which gave sustenance and finally Prthvi or earth which brought about the solid surfaces and therefore also food. [...]

The Varṇada Lagna doesn't show abilities or sources of income, instead it shows the color or mood you will occupy as a means to sustain yourself in society. There are four main Varṇa which are meant to uphold dharma. Therefore it is from dharma that one finds a purpose and performs karma, and [...] various Varṇa are indicated by the four types of signs, viz.: Fiery, Watery, Airy and Earthy signs. The Kshatriya belong to the Fiery signs. The Brahmins belong to the Watery signs. The Vaishya belong to the Earthy signs whilst the Shudra belong to the Airy signs. [...]

The planets also indicate Varṇa Sun and Mars denote the Kshatriyas. Jupiter and Venus indicate the Brahmins. Moon and Mercury indicate the Vaishyas, whilst Saturn indicates the Shudras. The nodes go against the norms of society as well as the Varṇa.

I prefer the interpretation developed at Varāhamihira, where we learn that Varnada lagna is thought "to provide additional information about the native's health, appearance, longevity, wealth and most important his career and social standing. It shows the native intelligence working on the value system and that karma which becomes expedient upon him to perform."

Pranapada lagna is even more complicated, associated with life and longevity, but I appreciate the take from A Look into Pranapada Lagna II, which allows for expanded interpretation along lines more meaningful to me, namely, that Pranapada is related to heartbeat, Hridaya Spandana, measuring the flow of blood from the heart to the brain (Sahasrara Chakra) and so is a measure of what stirs increased heartbeat in a person. It goes to the choice of Dharma, Artha, Kama, or Moksha.

There is much happening in the Pushya nakshatra, it seems, no matter which system or ayanamsa we choose.

Upagrahas
Sarajit Poddar provides a comprehensive page on the Aprakash Grahas, Upagrahas & Pranapada, dealing with calculation and interpretation (toward the bottom of the page). The upagrahas (shadow planets, sub-planets, satellites) are moving mathematical points, symbolical points, each each similar to a planet, representing represents hidden influence that support or act as obstacles. Five of these (Moon → Paridhi or Parivesha, Venus → Indra Chapa or Kodanda, Mars → Dhuma (Dhooma) or Mrityu, Rahu → Pata or Vyatipata, and Ketu → Sikhi or Upaketu) are Sun-based calculations and "indicate a calling, a mission, a vocation in life, demanded by our soul"; 6 others, the Kaala Velas, are more difficult to compute. Sun → Kaala, Moon → Paridhi or Parivesha, Mercury → Artha Prahara, Jupiter → Yamakantaka (Yama Ghantaka), and Saturn → Mandi and Gulika; Moon and Venus have no Kaala Vela. Yamakantaka is considered a powerful benefic, same as Jupiter, but all of the others are thought to represent challenges in the bhavas (houses) they occupy. The upagrahas are known by their effects. Transiting planets are strongly affected in conjunction with these points, less so in other aspects. Dhuma always opposes Indra Chapa, and Vyatipaata always opposes Parivesha.

Here we look at Gulika, Dhuma, Parivesha,, noting little in the way of significant change from one ayanamsa to the next except, of course, in the tropical Rasi and Navamsa, and the Galactic Center Navamsa. Barbara Pijan summarizes their significance, telling us that Gulika "slows things down" and, in the 2nd (where we have Saturn, in most cases), can mean impecuniousness. Dhuma in the 3rd (where we have Ketu and in some cases, Mars) suggests boldness, among other essentially positive attributes. Parivesha in the 10th (with Moon in most cases, and sometimes Mercury, but unaccompanied in Usha Shashi and Sassanian) suggests "the native will be versed in arts, will enjoy pleasures, be strong-bodied, and be learned in all shastras". Indra Chapa in the 9th (all cases, with Rahu and Venus) suggests "the native will perform penitence, will take to religious observations, be highly learned, and be famous among men" — well, two out of four... Arthra Prahara (in most cases loacted in the 12th, Rasi, often with Ketu, and the 10th, D-9) suggests education (unfinished education) and good deeds (troubles in the family) — I'm still working on this Mercury shadow, which seems benefic in a sense similar to Yama Ghantaka, the Kaala Vela proximal the lagna in Pushya (in every case except Tropical) and square Bhrigu Bindu. The influence of Yama Ghantaka is thought to be fortunate in the 1st bhava. Exceptions Traditional Lahiri, Krishnamoorthy and Fagan, where these two present in the 8th and 3rd respectively; these are the ayanamsas that show Mars as AK.

Ishta Devata
The personal deity is indicated in each case. On presumption I've identified them correctly, the findings are interesting in an exploratory sense, not meaningful in prescriptive terms. The only acceptable test for that is the experience of resonance.

AYANAMSA LAGNA AK AmK BK MK PK GK DK Rahu/Ketu Brahma
Rudra
Maheswara

Traditional Lahiri

Rasi and Navamsa, Traditional Lahiri

3 Cn 19'
52.40"

Puna 4
Nav:  Cn
Mars
29 Le 50'
30.67"

UPha 1
Nav:  Sg
Mercury R
29 Ar 06'
11.21"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Moon
27 Ar 52'
50.74"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Saturn
19 Le 25'
04.93"

PPha 2
Nav:  Vi
Venus
18 Pi 47'
16.63"

Reva 1
Nav:  Sg
Jupiter
11 Aq 40'
27.61"

Sata 2
Nav:  Cp
Sun
2 Ta 01'
00.81"

Krit 2
Nav:  Cp
Rahu
13 Pi 22'
00.39"
UBha 4
Nav:  Sc

Ketu
Hast 2
Nav:  Ta
Mercury
Saturn
Saturn
Gulika:  9 Le 24' 12.42" — Magh 3  Nav:  Ge
Dhooma:  15 Vi 21' 00.81" — Hast 2  Nav:  Ta
Parivesha:  14 Ar 38' 59.19" — Bhar 1  Nav:  Le
Indra Chapa:  15 Pi 21' 00.81" — UBha 4  Nav:  Sc
Artha Prahara:  16 Ge 10' — 55.89" Ardr 3  Nav:  Aq
Yama Ghantaka:  8 Cn 18' 21.25" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Bhrigu Bindu:  5 Ar 37' 25.57" — Aswi 2  Nav:  Ta

Hora Lagna:  8 Vi 34' 26.85" — UPha 4  Nav:  Pi
Ghati Lagna:  18 Pi 24' 35.92" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Varnada Lagna:  3 Sg 19' 52.40" — Mool 1  Nav:  Ar
Pranapada Lagna:  7 Cn 35' 21.23" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Ishta Devata: D-9 Mars Sg, 12th from = Sc, Rahu
» Maa Durga

Uranus:  9 Ge 39' 36.93" — Ardr 1  Nav:  Sg
Neptune R:  21 Vi 49' 42.07" — Hast 4  Nav:  Cn
Pluto:  22 Cn 41' 05.04" — Asre 2  Nav:  Cp

Krishnamoorthy (KP)

Rasi and Navamsa, Krishnamoorthy

3 Cn 25'
40.09"

Push 1
Nav:  Le
Mars
29 Le 56'
18.36"

UPha 1
Nav:  Sg
Mercury R
29 Ar 11'
58.91"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Moon
27 Ar 58'
38.44"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Saturn
19 Le 30'
52.62"

PPha 2
Nav:  Vi
Venus
18 Pi 53'
04.32

Reva 1
Nav:  Sg
Jupiter
11 Aq 46'
15.30"

Sata 2
Nav:  Cp
Sun
2 Ta 06'
48.50"

Krit 2
Nav:  Cp
Rahu
13 Pi 27'
48.08"
UBha 4
Nav:  Sc

Ketu
Hast 2
Nav:  Ta
Mercury
Saturn
Saturn
Gulika:  9 Le 30' 00.11" — Magh 3  Nav:  Ge
Dhooma:  15 Vi 26' 48.50" — Hast 2  Nav:  Ta
Parivesha:  14 Ar 33' 11.50" — Bhar 1  Nav:  Le
Indra Chapa:  15 Pi 26' 48.50" — UBha 4  Nav:  Sc
Artha Prahara:  16 Ge 16' 43.58" — Ardr 3  Nav:  Aq
Yama Ghantaka:  8 Cn 24' 08.94" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Bhrigu Bindu:  5 Ar 43' 13.26" — Aswi 2  Nav:  Ta

Hora Lagna:  8 Vi 40' 14.54" — UPha 4  Nav:  Pi
Ghati Lagna:  18 Pi 30' 23.61" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Vardana Lagna:  3 Sg 25' 40.09" — Mool 2  Nav:  Ta
Pranapada Lagna:  7 Cn 41' 08.92" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Ishta Devata: D-9 Mars Sg, 12th from = Sc, Rahu
» Maa Durga

Uranus:  9 Ge 45' 24.62" — Ardr 1  Nav:  Sg
Neptune R:  21 Vi 55' 29.77" — Hast 4  Nav:  Cn
Pluto:  22 Cn 46' 52.73" — Asre 2  Nav:  Cp

Fagan

Rasi and Navamsa, Fagan

2 Cn 26'
52.30"

Puna 4
Nav:  Cn
Mars
28 Le 57'
30.57"

UPha 1
Nav:  Sg
Mercury R
28 Ar 13'
11.12"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Moon
26 Ar 59'
50.65"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Saturn
18 Le 32'
04.83"

PPha 2
Nav:  Vi
Venus
17 Pi 54'
16.53"

Reva 1
Nav:  Sg
Jupiter
10 Aq 47'
27.51"

Sata 2
Nav:  Cp
Sun
1 Ta 08'
00.71"

Krit 2
Nav:  Cp
Rahu
12 Pi 29'
00.29"
UBha 3
Nav:  Li

Ketu
Hast 1
Nav:  Ar
Mercury
Saturn
Saturn
Gulika:  8 Le 31' 12.32" — Magh 3  Nav:  Ge
Dhooma:  14 Vi 28' 00.71" — Hast 2  Nav:  Ta
Parivesha:  15 Ar 31' 59.29" — Bhar 1  Nav:  Le
Indra Chapa:  14 Pi 28' 00.71" — UBha 4  Nav:  Sc
Artha Prahara:  15 Ge 17' 55.79" — Ardr 3  Nav:  Aq
Yama Ghantaka:  7 Cn 25' 21.15" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Bhrigu Bindu:  4 Ar 44' 25.47" — Aswi 2  Nav:  Ta

Hora Lagna:  7 Vi 31' 17.31" — UPha 4  Nav:  Pi
Ghati Lagna:  17 Pi 21' 26.37" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Varnada Lagna:  2 Sg 26' 52.30" — Mool 1  Nav:  Ge
Pranapada Lagna:  6 Cn 42' 21.13" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Ishta Devata: D-9 Mars Sg, 12th from = Sc, Rahu
» Maa Durga

Uranus:  8 Ge 46' 36.83" — Ardr 1  Nav:  Sg
Neptune R:  20 Vi 56' 41.98" — Hast 4  Nav:  Cn
Pluto:  21 Cn 48' 04.94" — Asre 2  Nav:  Cp

Tropical (sayanna)

Rasi and Navamsa, Tropical (sayana)

26 Cn 29'
42.33"

Asre 3
Nav:  Aq
Sun
25 Ta 10'
47.96"

Mrig 1
Nav:  Le
Mars
23 Vi 00'
17.81"

Hast 4
Nav:  Cn
Mercury R
22 Ta 15'
58.36"

Rohi 4
Nav:  Cn
Moon
21 Ta 02'
37.86"

Rohi 4
Nav:  Cn
Saturn
12 Vi 34'
52.08"

Hast 1
Nav:  Ar
Venus
11 Ar 57'
03.78"

Aswi 4
Nav:  Cn
Jupiter
4 Pi 50'
14.76"

UBha 1
Nav:  Le
Rahu
6 Ar 31'
47.53"
Aswi 2
Nav:  Ta

Ketu
Chit 4
Nav:  Sc
Jupiter
Sun
Venus
Gulika:  2 Vi 34' 02.37" — UPha 2  Nav:  Cp
Dhooma:  8 Li 30' 47.96" — Swat 1  Nav:  Sg
Parivesha:  21 Pi 29' 12.04" — Reva 2  Nav:  Cp
Indra Chapa:  8 Ar 30' 47.96" — Aswi 3  Nav:  Ge
Artha Prahara:  9 Cn 20' 45.81" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Yama Ghantaka:  1 Le 28' 11.18" — Magh 1  Nav:  Ar
Bhrigu Bindu:  28 Ar 47' 12.70" — Krit 1  Nav:  Sg

Hora Lagna:  1 Li 44' 14.00" — Chit 3  Nav:  Li
Ghati Lagna:  11 Ar 34' 23.06" — Aswi 4  Nav:  Cn
Varnada Lagna:  26 Aq 29' 42.33" — PBha 2  Nav:  Ta
Pranapada Lagna:  0 Le 45' 08.38" — Magh 1  Nav:  Ar
Ishta Devata: D-9 Sun Le, 12th from = Cn, Mo
» Krishna / Shiva / Parvati

Uranus:  2 Cn 49' 24.08" — Puna 4  Nav:  Cn
Neptune (R):  14 Li 59' 29.22" — Swat 3  Nav:  Aq
Pluto:  15 Le 50' 52.18" — PPha 1  Nav:  Le

Galactic Center 0Sg0.

Rasi and Navamsa, Galactic Center at 0Sg0

0 Cn 20' 06.88"

Puna 4 Nav:  Cn
Sun
29 Ar 01' 15.30"

Krit 1 Nav:  Sg
Mars
26 Le 50' 45.15"

UPha 1 Nav:  Sg
Mercury R
26 Ar 06' 25.70"

Bhar 4 Nav:  Sc
Moon
24 Ar 53'
05.23"

Bhar 4 Nav:  Sc
Saturn
16 Le 25' 19.42"

PPha 1 Nav:  Le
Venus
15 Pi 47' 31.12"

UBha 4 Nav:  Sc
Jupiter
8 Aq 40' 42.10"

Sata 1 Nav:  Sg
Rahu
10 Pi 22' 14.87"
UBha 3
Nav:  Li

Ketu
Hast 1
Nav:  Ar
Mercury
Sun
Mars
Gulika:  6 Le 24' 26.91" — Magh 2  Nav:  Ta
Dhooma:  12 Vi 21' 15.30" — Hast 1  Nav:  Ar
Parivesha:  17 Ar 38' 44.70" — Bhar 2  Nav:  Vi
Indra Chapa:  12 Pi 21' 15.30" — UBha 3  Nav:  Li
Artha Prahara:  13 Ge 11' 10.38" — Ardr 2  Nav:  Cp
Yama Ghantaka:  5 Cn 18' 35.73" — Push 1  Nav:  Le
Bhrigu Bindu:  2 Ar 37' 40.05" — Aswi 1  Nav  Ar

Hora Lagna:  5 Vi 34' 41.34" — UPha 3  Nav:  Aq
Ghati Lagna:  15 Pi 24' 50.40" — UBha 4  Nav:  Sc
Varnada Lagna:  0 Sg 20' 06.88" — Mool 1  Nav:  Ar
Pranapada Lagna:  4 Sc 35' 35.71" — Anu 1  Nav:  Le
Ishta Devata: D-9 Sun Sg, 12th from = Sc, Me
» Vishnu

Uranus:  6 Ge 39' 51.42" — Mrig 4  Nav:  Sc
Neptune R:  18 Vi 49' 56.56" — Hast 3  Nav:  Ge
Pluto:  19 Cn 41' 19.52" — Asre 1  Nav:  Sg

Usha-Shashi

Rasi and Navamsa, Usha-Shashi

7 Cn 07'
50.63"

Push 2
Nav:  Vi
Saturn
23 Le 13'
03.17"

PPha 3
Nav:  Li
Venus
22 Pi 35'
14.87"

Reva 2
Nav:  Cp
Jupiter
15 Aq 28'
25.85"

Sata 3
Nav:  Aq
Sun
5 Ta 48'
59.05"

Krit 3
Nav:  Aq
Mars
3 Vi 38'
28.90"

UPha 3
Nav:  Aq
Mercury R
2 Ta 54'
09.45"

Krit 2
Nav:  Cp
Moon
1 Ta 40'
48.98"

Krit 2
Nav:  Cp
Rahu
17 Pi 09'
58.62"
Reva 1
Nav:  Sg

Ketu
Hast 3
Nav:  Ge
Jupiter
Rahu
Saturn
Gulika:  13 Le 12' 10.66" — Magh 4  Nav:  Cn
Dhooma:  19 Vi 08' 59.05" — Hast 3  Nav:  Ge
Parivesha:  10 Ar 51' 00.95" — Aswi 4  Nav:  Cn
Indra Chapa:  19 Pi 08' 59.05" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Artha Prahara:  19 Ge 58' 54.13" — Ardr 4  Nav:  Pi
Yama Ghantaka:  12 Cn 06' 19.48" — Push 3  Nav:  Li
Bhrigu Bindu:  9 Ar 25' 23.80" — Aswi 3  Nav:  Ge

Hora Lagna:  12 Vi 22' 25.09" — Hast 1  Nav:  Ar
Ghati Lagna:  22 Pi 12' 34.15" — Reva 2  Nav:  Cp
Varnada Lagna:  7 Sg 07' 50.63" — Mool 3  Nav:  Ge
Pranapada Lagna:  11 Cn 23' 19.46" — Push 3  Nav:  Li
Ishta Devata: D-9 Sat Li, 12th from = Vi, AC
» Kalki

Uranus:  13 Ge 27' 35.17" — Ardr 3  Nav:  Aq
  Neptune R:  25 Vi 37' 40.31" — Chit 1  Nav:  Le  
  Pluto:  26 Cn 29' 03.27" — Asre 3  Nav:  Aq  

Sassanian

Rasi and Navamsa, Sassanian

7 Cn 11' 43.25"

Push 2 Nav:  Vi
Saturn
23 Le 16'
55.78"

PPha 3 Nav:  Li
Venus
22 Pi 39' 07.48"

Reva 2 Nav:  Cp
Jupiter
15 Aq 32' 18.46"

Sata 3 Nav:  Aq
Sun
5 Ta 52' 51.66"

Krit 3 Nav:  Aq
Mars
3 Vi 42' 21.52"

UPha 3 Nav:  Aq
Mercury R
2 Ta 58' 02.06"

Krit 2 Nav:  Cp
Moon
1 Ta 44' 41.59"

Krit 2 Nav:  Cp
Rahu
17 Pi 13' 51.24"
Reva 1
Nav:  Sg

Ketu
Hast 3
Nav:  Ge
Jupiter
Rahu
Saturn
Gulika:  13 Le 16' 03.27" — Magh 4  Nav:  Cn
Dhooma:  19 Vi 12' 51.66" — Hast 3  Nav:  Ge
Parivesha:  10 Ar 47' 08.34" — Aswi 4  Nav:  Cn
Indra Chapa:  19 Pi 12' 51.66" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Artha Prahara:  20 Ge 02' 46.74" — Puna 1  Nav:  Ar
Yama Ghantaka:  12 Cn 10' 12.10" — Push 3  Nav:  Li
Bhrigu Bindu:  9 Ar 29' 16.42" — Aswi 3  Nav:  Ge

Hora Lagna:  12 Vi 26' 17.70" — Hast 1  Nav:  Ar
Ghati Lagna:  22 Pi 16' 26.77" — Reva 2  Nav:  Cp
Varnada Lagna:  7 Sg 11' 43.25" — Mool 3  Nav:  Ge
Pranapada Lagna:  11 Cn 27' 12.08" — Push 3  Nav:  Li
Ishta Devata: D-9 Sat Li, 12th from = Vi, AC
» Kalki

Uranus:  13 Ge 31' 27.78" — Ardr 3  Nav:  Aq
  Neptune R:  25 Vi 41' 32.92" — Chit 1  Nav:  Le  
  Pluto:  26 Cn 32' 55.89" — Asre 3  Nav:  Aq  

Pushya-paksha

Rasi and Navamsa, Pushya-paksha

4 Cn 28'
00.84"

Push 1
Nav:  Le
Moon
28 Ar 43'
59.19"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Saturn
20 Le 33'
13.37"

PPha 3
Nav:  Li
Venus
19 Pi 55'
25.07"

Reva 1
Nav:  Sg
Jupiter
12 Aq 48'
36.05"

Sata 2
Nav:  Cp
Sun
3 Ta 09'
09.25"

Krit 2
Nav:  Cp
Mars
0 Vi 58'
39.11"

UPha 2
Nav:  Cp
Mercury R
0 Ta 14'
19.66"

Krit 2
Nav:  Cp
Rahu
14 Pi 30'
08.83"
UBha 4
Nav:  Sc

Ketu
Hast 2
Nav:  Ta
Jupiter
Rahu
Ketu
Gulika:  10 Le 32' 20.86" — Magh 4  Nav:  Cn
Dhooma:  16 Vi 29' 09.25" — Hast 2  Nav:  Ta
Parivesha:  13 Ar 30' 50.75" — Bhar 1  Nav:  Le
Indra Chapa:  16 Pi 29' 09.25" — UBha 4  Nav:  Sc
Artha Prahara:  17 Ge 19' 04.33" — Ardr 4  Nav:  Pi
Yama Ghantaka:  9 Cn 26' 29.69" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Bhrigu Bindu:  6 Ar 45' 34.01" — Aswi 3  Nav:  Ge

Hora Lagna:  9 Vi 42' 35.30" — UPha 4  Nav:  Pi
Ghati Lagna:  19 Pi 32' 44.36" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Vardana Lagna:  4 Sg 28' 00.84" — Mool 2  Nav:  Ta
Pranapada Lagna:  8 Cn 43' 29.67" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Ishta Devata: D-9 Moon Sg, 12th from = Sc, Rahu
» Maa Durga

Uranus:  10 Ge 47' 45.37" — Ardr 2  Nav:  Cp
Neptune R:  22 Vi 57' 50.52" — Hast 4  Nav:  Cn
Pluto:  23 Cn 49' 13.48"   Asre 3  Nav:  Aq

Raman

Rasi and Navamsa, Raman

4 Cn 46'
38.11"

Push 1
Nav:  Le
Moon
29 Ar 19'
36.45"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Saturn
20 Le 51'
50.64"

PPha 3
Nav:  Li
Venus
20 Pi 14'
02.34"

Reva 2
Nav:  Cp
Jupiter
13 Aq 07'
13.32"

Sata 2
Nav:  Cp
Sun
3 Ta 27'
46.52"

Krit 3
Nav:  Aq
Mars
1 Vi 17'
16.38"

UPha 2
Nav:  Cp
Mercury R
0 Ta 32'
56.92"

Krit 2
Nav:  Cp
Rahu
14 Pi 48'
46.09"
UBha 4
Nav:  Sc

Ketu
Hast 2
Nav:  Ta
Jupiter
Rahu
Ketu
Gulika:  10 Le 50' 58.13" — Magh 4  Nav:  Cn
Dhooma:  16 Vi 47' 46.52" — Hast 3  Nav:  Ge
Parivesha:  13 Ar 12' 13.48" — Aswi 4  Nav:  Cn
Indra Chapa:  16 Pi 47' 46.52" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Artha Prahara:  17 Ge 37' 41.60" — Ardr 4  Nav:  Pi
Yama Ghantaka:  9 Cn 45' 06.95" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Bhrigu Bindu:  7 Ar 04' 11.27" — Aswi 3  Nav:  Ge

Hora Lagna:  10 Vi 01' 12.56" — Hast 1  Nav:  Ar
Ghati Lagna:  19 Pi 51' 21.62" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Vardana Lagna:  4 Sg 46' 38.11" — Mool 2  Nav:  Ta
Pranapada Lagna:  9 Cn 02' 06.94" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Ishta Devata: D-9 Moon Sg, 12th from = Sc, Rahu
» Maa Durga

Uranus:  11 Ge 06' 22.64" — Ardr 2  Nav:  Cp
Neptune R:  23 Vi 16' 27.78" — Hast 4  Nav:  Cn
Pluto:  24 Cn 07' 50.74" — Asre 3  Nav:  Aq

Sri Surya Siddhanta
(Drik Sidhanta - planetary positions as observed by modern planetariums)

Rasi and Navamsa, Sri Surya Siddhanta

4 Cn 43'
43.84"

Push 1
Nav:  Le
Moon
29 Ar 16'
39.37"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Saturn
20 Le 48'
53.59"

PPha 3
Nav:  Li
Venus
20 Pi 11'
05.29"

Reva 2
Nav:  Cp
Jupiter
13 Aq 04'
16.26"

Sata 2
Nav:  Cp
Sun
3 Ta 24'
49.47"

Krit 3
Nav:  Aq
Mars
1 Vi 14'
19.32"

UPha 2
Nav:  Cp
Mercury R
0 Ta 29'
59.87"

Krit 2
Nav:  Cp
Rahu
14 Pi 45'
49.04"
UBha 4
Nav:  Sc

Ketu
Hast 2
Nav:  Ta
Jupiter
Rahu
Ketu
Gulika:  10 Le 48' 03.86" — Magh 4  Nav:  Cn
Dhooma:  16 Vi 44' 49.47" — Hast 3  Nav:  Ge
Parivesha:  13 Ar 15' 10.53" — Aswi 4  Nav:  Cn
Indra Chapa:  16 Pi 44' 49.47" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Artha Prahara:  17 Ge 34' 47.33" — Ardr 4  Nav:  Pi
Yama Ghantaka:  9 Cn 42' 12.68" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Bhrigu Bindu:  7 Ar 01' 14.20" — Aswi 3  Nav:  Ge

Hora Lagna:  9 Vi 58' 15.51" — UPha 4  Nav:  Pi
Ghati Lagna:  19 Pi 48' 24.57" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Varnada Lagna:  4 Sg 43' 43.84" — Mool 2  Nav:  Ta
Pranapada Lagna:  8 Cn 59' 09.88" — Push  Nav:  Vi
Ishta Devata: D-9 Moon Sg, 12th from = Sc, Rahu
» Maa Durga

Uranus:  11 Ge 03' 25.59" — Ardr 2  Nav:  Cp
Neptune R:  23 Vi 13' 30.73" — Hast 4  Nav:  Cn
Pluto:  24 Cn 04' 53.69" — Asre 3  Nav:  Aq

Yukteshwar

Rasi and Navamsa, Yukteshwar

4 Cn 42'
34.09"

Push 1
Nav:  Le
Moon
29 Ar 15'
32.44"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Saturn
20 Le 47'
46.62"

PPha 3
Nav:  Li
Venus
20 Pi 09'
58.32"

Reva 2
Nav:  Cp
Jupiter
13 Aq 03'
09.30"

Sata 2
Nav:  Cp
Sun
3 Ta 23'
42.50"

Krit 3
Nav:  Aq
Mars
1 Vi 13'
12.36"

UPha 2
Nav:  Cp
Mercury R
0 Ta 28'
52.91"

Krit 2
Nav:  Cp
Rahu
14 Pi 44'
42.08"
UBha 4
Nav:  Sc

Ketu
Hast 2
Nav:  Ta
Jupiter
Rahu
Ketu
Gulika:  10 Le 46' 54.11" — Magh 4  Nav:  Cn
Dhooma:  16 Vi 43' 42.50" — Hast 3  Nav:  Ge
Parivesha:  13 Ar 16' 17.50" — Aswi 4  Nav:  Cn
Indra Chapa:  16 Pi 43' 42.50" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Artha Prahara:  17 Ge 33' 37.58" — Ardr 4  Nav:  Pi
Yama Ghantaka:  9 Cn 41' 02.94" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Bhrigu Bindu:  7 Ar 00' 07.26" — Aswi 3  Nav:  Ge

Hora Lagna:  9 Vi 57' 08.55" — UPha 4  Nav:  Pi
Ghati Lagna:  19 Pi 47' 17.61" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Varnada Lagna:  4 Sg 42' 34.09" — Mool 2  Nav:  Ta
Pranapada Lagna:  8 Cn 58' 02.92" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Ishta Devata: D-9 Mer R Sg, 12th from = Sc, Rahu
» Maa Durga

Uranus:  11 Ge 02' 18.62" — Ardr 2  Nav:  Cp
Neptune R:  23 Vi 12' 23.77" — Hast 4  Nav:  Cn
Pluto:  24 Cn 03' 46.73" — Asre 3  Nav:  Aq

Rohini-paksha
(Aldebaran in middle of Rohini always)

Rasi and Navamsa, Rohini-paksha

4 Cn 03'
58.91"

Push 1
Nav:  Le
Mercury R
29 Ar 50'
12.43"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Moon
28 Ar 36'
57.26"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Saturn
20 Le 09'
10.94"

PPha 3
Nav:  Li
Venus
19 Pi 31'
24.89"

Reva 1
Nav:  Sg
Jupiter
12 Aq 24'
35.15"

Sata 2
Nav:  Cp
Sun
2 Ta 45'
07.33"

Krit 2
Nav:  Cp
Mars
0 Vi 34'
37.18"

UPha 2
Nav:  Cp
Rahu
14 Pi 06'
06.90"
UBha 4
Nav:  Sc

Ketu
Hast 2
Nav:  Ta
Mercury
Rahu
Ketu
Gulika:  10 Le 08' 18.94" — Magh 4  Nav:  Cn
Dhooma:  16 Vi 05' 07.33" — Hast 2  Nav:  Ta
Parivesha:  13 Ar 54' 52.67" — Bhar 1  Nav:  Le
Indra Chapa:  16 Pi 05' 07.33" — UBha 4  Nav:  Sc
Artha Prahara:  16 Ge 55' 02.41" — Ardr 4  Nav:  Pi
Yama Ghantaka:  9 Cn 02' 27.76" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Bhrigu Bindu:  6 Ar 21' 32.08" — Aswi 2  Nav:  Ta

Hora Lagna:  9 Vi 18' 33.37" — UPha 4  Nav:  Pi
Ghati Lagna:  19 Pi 08' 42.43" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Varnada Lagna:  4 Sg 03' 58.91" — Mool 2  Nav:  Ta
Pranapada Lagna:  8 Cn 19' 27.75" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Ishta Devata: D-9 Mer R Sg, 12th from = Sc, Rahu
» Maa Durga

Uranus:  10 Ge 23' 43.45" — Ardr 2  Nav:  Cp
Neptune R:  22 Vi 33' 48.59" — Hast 4  Nav:  Cn
Pluto:  23 Cn 25' 11.55" — Asre 3  Nav:  Aq

Deva-datta

Rasi and Navamsa, Deva-datta

3 Cn 42'
29.40"

Push 1
Nav:  Le
Mercury R
29 Ar 28'
48.21"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Moon
28 Ar 15'
27.74"

Krit 1
Nav:  Sg
Saturn
19 Le 47'
41.93"

PPha 2
Nav:  Vi
Venus
19 Pi 09'
53.63"

Reva 1
Nav:  Sg
Jupiter
12 Aq 03'
04.61"

Sata 2
Nav:  Cp
Sun
2 Ta 23'
37.81"

Krit 2
Nav:  Cp
Mars
0 Vi 13'
07.67"

UPha 2
Nav:  Cp
Rahu
13 Pi 44'
37.39"
UBha 4
Nav:  Sc

Ketu
Hast 2
Nav:  Ta
Mercury
Rahu
Ketu
Gulika:  9 Le 46' 49.42" — Magh 3  Nav:  Ge
Dhooma:  15 Vi 43' 37.81" — Hast 2  Nav:  Ta
Parivesha:  14 Ar 16' 22.19" — Bhar 1  Nav:  Le
Indra Chapa:  15 Pi 43' 37.81" — UBha 4  Nav:  Sc
Artha Prahara:  16 Ge 33' 32.89" — Ardr 3  Nav:  Aq
Yama Ghantaka:  8 Cn 40' 58.25" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Bhrigu Bindu:  6 Ar 00' 02.57" — Aswi 2  Nav:  Ta

Hora Lagna:  8 Vi 57' 03.85" — UPha 4  Nav:  Pi
Ghati Lagna:  18 Pi 47' 12.92" — Reva 1  Nav:  Sg
Varnada Lagna:  3 Sg 42' 29.40" — Mool 2  Nav:  Ta
Pranapada Lagna:  7 Cn 57' 58.23" — Push 2  Nav:  Vi
Ishta Devata: D-9 Mer R Sg, 12th from = Sc, Rahu
» Maa Durga

Uranus:  10 Ge 02' 13.93" — Ardr 2  Nav:  Cp
Neptune R:  22 Vi 12' 19.07" — Hast 4  Nav:  Cn
Pluto:  23 Cn 03' 42.04" — Asre 2  Nav:  Cp
AYANAMSA LAGNA AK AmK BK MK PK GK DK Rahu/Ketu Brahma
Rudra
Maheswara

References:

  • Introducing Pushya-paksha Ayanamsa.
    P.V.R. Narasimha Rao. December 31, 2013. (Version 1) PDF. 6pp. See esp. pp.4-5, the section on "Cancer and Pushya".
  • Saravali: Astronomical Basics.
  • Ramblings on Ayanamsa.
    Visti Larsen. Srigaruda.com. Saturday, 04 October 2008.
  • Vedic Astrology - critically examined.
    Dieter Koch. Last update: 17 August 2013.
    Excerpt from the third, extended edition of Dieter Koch's book: "Kritik der astrologischen Vernunft" (Critique of Astrological Reason). Astrodienst.
  • Parasara's Teachings on Chara Karakas: An Independent Interpretation.
    P.V.R. Narasimha Rao (http://www.VedicAstrologer.org). 2008 October 24.
  • Jaimini's Chara Dasha — My Approach, Part 1. K.N. Rao, India. PDF. 22pp.
  • Dulakara Ayanamsha — A New Concept On Ayanamsa.
    Buddhike Sri Harsha Indrasena, Sri Lanka. PDF. 14pp.
  • Real Jaimini Navamsa Revealed: An analysis based on Jyotisha Phalaratnamala of Krishna Mishra.
    Shanmukha (T.S.V.R. Nageswara Rao), India. Saptarishisastrology.com. PDF. 15pp.
  • Ayanamsas — A Statistical Study.
    Buz Overbeck. September 14, 2007. PDF. 32pp.

    Twenty five ayanamsas were applied to the moon's position in the lunar mansions, or nakshatras, of 12 large data sets of timed births. These included a random ayanamsa and the tropical zodiac (ayanamsa = 0°00'00"). Although some of the ayanamsas showed significance for some of the data sets, no single ayanamsa showed significance in all of the tests. This suggests that, for the moon in the nakshatras and the data sets in question, the use of any ayanamsa is as good as none.

    Notes

    1. The Ayanamsa is a Hindu term standing for the difference between the tropical zodiac of the seasons and the sidereal zodiac of the constellations. It seeks to correct the following anomaly caused by a phenomena know as the Precession of the Equinoxes.

      In the circle of the ecliptic known as the zodiac, the vernal equinox is used as the starting point. This is the date and time when the Sun, moving from south to north, crosses the celestial equator. This point is also known as the First Point of Aries, or 0 degrees Aries and occurs on or around March 21 in the northern hemisphere. This point also defines what is known as the tropical Zodiac.

      At one time in the distant past, the 1st. point of Aries coincided with 0 degrees of the constellation Aries (sidereal Aries), which is where it got its name. However, due to various factors in the earths orbit, 0 degrees tropical Aries has been slipping backwards against the framework of 0 degrees of the constellation Aries at a rate of almost 1 minute of arc a year. Although there is controversy over in exactly which year tropical Aries and sidereal Aries coincided, most generally agree that at present there is about a 24 degree difference between the two zodiacal starting points. This means that presently the spring equinox actually takes place in around 6 degrees Pisces (remember, it's slipping backwards from 0 degrees Aries). Eventually, it will slip back from Pisces into 30 degrees Aquarius, at which time the Age of Aquarius will really begin. Using the above numbers, that should be around the year 2364.

    2. Although there are sidereal schools with different traditions, the two main schools are the Eastern (Hindu) and Western. Of the two, the Western school, founded in 1944 by Cyril Fagan, is affected the least by the ayanamsa as, in the charts and techniques they most depend on (solar and lunar returns), only the signs will change while the house positions of the planets and the aspects between them will remain the same regardless of the ayanamsa used. The Eastern school however, with a tradition dating some 5000 years, have macro and micro technical charts and sub-charts that are greatly impacted by even a small change in the value of the ayanamsa.
  • Re: Ishta devata.
    Postby Dr Neeraj » LightOnVedicAstrology.com Forum. Sun Oct 20, 2013.
    Also referenced this work in a previous study, Embracing the Shadow: Dynamics in an existential crisis. 23-30 November 2013.

    Atma Karaka is the planet that has the highest longitude in one's natal Chart. Atma Karaka in Navamsa is called the "Karakamsa".
    The 12th from the Karakamsa determines the "Istha Devata".

    The 12th house from the karakamsa is called the "Jivanmuktamsa". This is the house signifying the emancipation of the soul and we have to examine this house in order to find one's Ishta Devata.

    If there is a graha in the Jivanmuktamsa, it signifies the Devata.
    If there are more grahas than one, we choose the strongest.
    If there is no graha in the Jivanmuktamsa, we can see whether any Grahas are aspecting the 12th.
    If no Grahas aspect it, we can take the 12th Lord as Ishta Devata.

    Below are the presiding deities for each planet who will be your Ishta Devata as per your Horoscope.

    Sun — Vishnu / Rama / Shiva
    Moon — Krishna / Shiva / Parvati
    Mars — Hanuman / Subramanya / Sri Narasimha
    Mer — Vishnu
    Jup — Vishnu / Sri Vamana / Dattatreya / Sai Baba
    Ven — Maha Lakshmi / Parashurama / Maa Gouri
    Sat — Shani Dev / Hanuman / Kurma / Shiva / Vishnu
    Rahu — Maa Durga / Varaha
    Ketu — Ganesh / Matasya
    Ascendent — Kalki

  • Swiss Ephemeris. Astrodienst.
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  • Varnada Lagna. Varāhamihira. Course on Jyotish Astrology. 3 March 2013.
  • Varnada Lagna (your karma yoga). Visti Larsen. Srigaruda.com. 4 October 2008.
  • A Look into Pranapada Lagna II. Anicent Indian Astrology Classes. Scribd.
  • Upagrahas (Sub-Grahas). (c) 2009 Revati Energetic Astrology.

    The 7 general Upagrahas are the 7 Kaala Velas: Sub-Grahas which are closely related to the planetary energies they represent.

    The seven Kaala Velas are:
    Kaala, Paridhi, Mrityu, Ardha Prahara, Yama Ghantaka, Kodanda and Gulika. [...]

    The 5 particular Upagrahas are Sub-Grahas being related to the Surya [...] These Surya-related Upagrahas are:
    Indrachapa, Upaketu, Vyatipata, Parivesha and Dhooma.

    Surya is the Graha representing our Self and its Center, on a higher plane our higher self - our eternal plane.
    As the 5 distinct Upagrahas are derived only with reference to Surya - the self, the soul - they indicate a calling, a mission, a vocation in life, demanded by our soul.

    Calculation of the 5 distinct Upagrahas:
    Dhooma: 133°20' (= 10 Nakshatras) are to be added to Surya's longitude
    Vyatipata: 360° substracted to Dhooma's longitude
    Parivesha: 180° added to Vyatipata's longitude
    Indrachapa: 360° substracting Parivesha's longitude
    Upaketu: 16°40' added to Indrachapa's longitude
    Adding 30° to Upaketu's longitude we arrive at Surya's longitude.

  • Upagrahas or Tertiary Planets-2. nrs_mlg. Scribd.
  • Upagrahas and Kala Velas. Saravali.
  • Aprakash Grahas, Upagrahas & Pranapada. Sarajit Poddar. Varahamihira. 2 February 2008.
  • Upa-graha: Invisible or "Shadow Planets". BP Lama Jyotisha.