Secrets of Sudarshana Chakra Dasa: Part 2

Phalita Martanda 15.6. Each of the 12 Bhavas should be sequentially mapped to the duration of 1 year, 1 month, 2.5 days and 5 hours. The Bhava which has Shubha Grahas in the Bhavas other than 12th and 6th, or Papa Grahas in the 3rd, 6th or 11th, manifests auspicious results.

Progression of Bhavas

In the method of Sudarshana Chakra Dasa, each Bhava counted from the three reference points, Janma Lagna (JL), Chandra Lagna (CL) and Surya Lagna (SL), firstly assigned 1 year each. Everything happening in that year can be read by treating that sign as the Lagna. For the sake of reference, we call this sign as the Marsha Lagna.

In the fixed method of reckoning, after every 12 years, the Varsha Lagna returns to the Janma Lagna (or Chandra and Surya Lagna). Thus the 13th year, the Varsha Lagna coincides with the starting reference points. Derivation of the Varsha Lagna is very straightforward. One needs to know the Reference Age first and then expunge the multiples of 12. How to know the year in operation? This depends on whether the date of reference is before or after the date of birth.

If the reference date is before the birth date, Reference Age = Current year — Birth year.

If the reference date is after the birth date, Reference Age = Current year — Birth year + 1.

For instance, in the given horoscope of a native born on 25th August 1975, I want to know what happened in the 20th year. Putting this in our equation.

If I am concerned about the period that is before 25th August, then the equation is 20 = Current year — 25/08/1974. Thus current year = 25/08/1974 + 20 = Year ending on 25/08/1994. I.e., From 26/08/1993 to 25/08/1994.

However, if my intention is to know the events that occurred in the period after 25th August, then Current year = 25/08/1974 + 20 + 1 = Year ending on 25/08/1995. I.e., From 26/08/1994 to 25/08/1995.

After we have fixed the Varsha Lagna, the Masa Lagna can be arrived by counting 1 Month for 1 Bhava counted from the Varsha Lagna. Thus the 1st month in that year will be same as the Varsha Lagna, the 9th month will be the 9th sign counted from the Varsha Lagna and so on.

Within the month, the next level is the duration of 2.5 days or 60 hours. This can be derived by counting the periods of 60 hours from the Masa Lagna. This can be further divided into duration of 5 hours.

If someone wants to know the events that may happen in my 49th year? How to arrive at the Bhava? Expunging the multiples of 12 i.e., 48 we arrive at 49–48= 1. The event in the 49th year can be told by judging the 1st house from 3 reference points i.e., Janma Lagna, Chandra Lagna and the Surya Lagna.

What is mentioned above is based on fixed cycle method. As per the moving cycle method, the progressed year jumps to the alternate sign after every 12 years. Thus the 1st cycle starts with the Lagna, the 2nd cycle starts from the 2nd house, the 3rd cycle from the 3rd house and so on. The fixed cycle method is the generally accepted method and is widely used. However, we will use some examples to illustrate which method works best.

Naisargika Shubha Graha

The Naisargika Shubha grahas are Guru, Shukra, well associated Budha and Chandra with strong Paksha Bala. Wherever these grahas are placed, they enhance the positive qualities of the Bhava and reduces their negative qualities. However, we must look into their positional strength (Rasi Bala) and Avastha as well. They are well equipped to do good when they occupy their Uccha, Sva and Mitra Kshetras. Their ability to do good reduces when they occupy Neecha or Shatru, or is Asta (combust) or defeated in Graha Yuddha.

In addition, we need to check if they are under Shubha or Papa kartari yoga. If they are under Shubha Kartari yoga, they get strong support from the grahas on either side. On the other hand, when they are papa-kartari yoga, they become impotent to carry out their work. It is as-if someone is blocked by strong stone walls on both sides and is incapable in working.

The Shubha Grahas should ideally occupy the Kendras as this will give best support for the native to work and reach his goal. This is best suited in the horoscopes of Karma-yogi, whose mission in life is to do great things and achieve great heights.

The next best placement are the Konas, where the native does not have to work much, but is still rewarded with good finances and resources. This is well suited in the horoscopes of those who wants to enjoy life in its fullest.

So far we have covered 6 houses i.e., 1–4–7–10 and 5–9. Among the remaining Bhavas, we have the Trishadaayas 3–6–11 and the dependent houses 2–8–12. The Trishadaayas should ideally be occupied by Naisargika Papagrahas as that gives drive and a strong passion to overcome obstacles and achieve life’s goals. Shubha grahas in the Trishadaayas can make one submissive, timid and shy away from conflicts and obstacles.

Among the remaining Bhavas 2–8–12, shubha grahas in the 8th house can give immunity from dangers in life, provided its not Chandra. Ideally the 8th house should not be occupied, but if it is ever occupied, it should not be occupied by papa-grahas as they bring huge calamities in a person’s life. Shani is the only exception as it can give long life in the 8th house, but it can also give some chronic diseases.

Shubha grahas give excellent results in the 2nd house as it helps in protecting one’s treasury, food, family etc. and also supports the Lagna by causing Shubha Yoga (part Shubhakartati yoga).

Ideally no grahas should be placed in the 12th house as it is the house of loss. The grahas placed in the 12th house can cause one to leave one’s homeland and give away the personal belongings. However, strong Shubha grahas are still welcome in the 12th house, as it helps in donating wealth to charitable institutions or spending them on good purposes. However, the Shubha grahas should be strong, else, their own significations can be adversely affected. On the other hand, the papa-grahas are never welcome in the 12th house as they can cause uncontrolled expenditure, which can drain away all the wealth and resources stored in the 2nd house.

Naisargika Papa Graha

The naisargika Papagrahas are the Shani, Mangal and Surya. Although many classify Surya as Papa-graha, it is actually not, as it is a Sattva graha i.e., imbibed with benevolence. However, due it’s fiery nature, it does cause much distraction to where it is placed. So, it can be called as Krura-graha.

Shani and Mangal are the real papa-grahas. Among the nodes, Rahu is like Shani and Ketu is like Mangal, hence they are also papa-graha. However, Mangal and Ketu are the friends of the Devas, hence their objective is to do good for the creation.

The Papa-grahas should ideally be placed in the Trishadaayas 3–6–11, where they give strong drive, ability to face obstacles, defeat others etc., thus helping in achieving life’s objective. In fact, if anywhere the papagrahas should be placed, they should occupy the Trishadaayas.

Papa-grahas in the Kendras can cause many obstacles in life and make one defeated in fulfilling one’s goals and objectives. Similarly, Papa-grahas in the Konas can mar one’s financial prospects i.e., one is not rewarded enough for one’s work.

Malefics in the 2–8–12 can cause severe financial troubles and even bankruptcy, if the Lagna lord is weak. If all the 3 Bhavas are afflicted by papa-grahas, no doubt that person will suffer penury. In the horoscopes of females, the affliction of the 3 houses can mean severe marital discord or even separation from the spouse

Thus the best placement for the Papa-grahas are the 3–6–11.

The Bhavas

Now, lets see from a Bhava perspective, which Bhavas should be occupied by which Graha, Shubha or Papa. Although it is not possible to give everything with regards to the good or bad results due to graha placements in a short article such as this, given here some key highlights. One need to study the impact of each grahas on the different Bhavas from standard jyotish books to gain detailed understanding.

  • Lagna: Should be occupied by only Shubha grahas. Papagrahas here can cause mental anxiety, health troubles or even financial difficulties.
  • 2nd house: Should be occupied by only Shubha grahas. Papagrahas here can cause loss of wealth or discord with family.
  • 3rd house: Ideally should be occupied by the papa-grahas as that will give courage and drive. However, the 3rd lord should be strong so that the significations of the 3rd house does not suffer. Also best to have shubha grahas aspecting this house from the 9th house. Shubha grahas occupying here can give good luck due to its aspect on the 9th house, but will make the native passive and timid. Shubha grahas in the 3rd house also makes one miserly. However, Shubha grahas can make the siblings strong and the native can gain support from the siblings.
  • 4th house: Should be occupied by only Shubha grahas as they will help in giving comforts and reducing anxiety in life. This will also make the heart clean from any kind of cunningness and vile. Papagrahas here can cause much anxiety and makes one leave home land and settle elsewhere.
  • 5th house: Should be occupied by only Shubha grahas. Papa-grahas occupying here can cause restlessness, anxiousness and even depression, provided the 5th lord is also weak.
  • 6th house: Should be occupied by only Papa-grahas as they will help the native defeat the enemies. In addition, the Lagnesha should be strong and the 6th lord should be weak. Among the Shubha grahas, only Guru gives excellent results in the 6th house as it removes all enmity. However, Guru should not be weak as then its own significations will suffer. It is good to have aspect of Shubha grahas on the 6th house. Also, grahas occupying or aspecting the 6th house should never be retrograde, else, the enemies comes back time and again with renewed vigour.
  • 7th house: 7th house is a Kendra and should by occupied only by Shubha-grahas. Papa-grahas here can cause difficulties in relationship, partnerships etc. It can also cause difficulties in trade and commerce.
  • 8th house: This should ideally not be occupied by any grahas, especially not any Papa-grahas. Shubha grahas, besides Chandra, occupying the 8th house can give immunity from diseases, protect sudden loss of wealth etc., provided 8th lord is also strong. Papagrahas, besides Shani, occupying the 8th house can cause weaknesses, diseases and financial difficulties. In the female horoscope, papa-grahas in the 8th house can cause severe strain in marital relationships.
  • 9th house: Being a Kona, this should be occupied by only Shubha grahas. Papagrahas occupying here can cause severe bad-luck. Strength of 9th lord shows the inclination of the native towards charitable donations etc.
  • 10th house: All grahas give good results when occupying the 10th house as it is a strong Upachaya Houses. However, the grahas occupying here should not be neecha, else, it can cause many failures. When Papa-grahas occupy the 10th house, they can help in achieving great things in life, however, the 10th lord should also be strong and not occupy a Dusthana.
  • 11th house: This is the only house, where all grahas can cause gain in life, irrespective of whatever state they occupy. Even neecha grahas in the 11th house can give ample gains. But Papagrahas in the 11th house can cause one to earn from unscrupulous means. However, that can be removed if the papagraha is aspected by shubha graha.
  • 12th house: Ideally no graha should be placed in the 12th house as all of them can cause expenditure or loss. However, Shubha grahas occupying here is still better as it can give better control over the expenditure. Also the native spends on good things such as charity etc. Papa-grahas can cause one to spend on vices, especially when the 12th lord is also weak. Usually neecha grahas in the 12th house combined with weak 12th lord can cause uncontrolled expenditure.

Reckoning from the Varsha Lagna

Whatever has been said above regarding the occupation of Shubha or papa-grahas need to be judged from the Varsha Lagna, Masa Lagna and so on. That way, what is going to happen in that year or month can be determined. For instance, if the 2–8–12 houses are badly afflicted from a Varsha Lagna, the native is going to suffer severely on the finance front. The situation can be redeemed to certain extent, if this happens only with respect to one of the 3 Lagnas, while other 2 Lagnas don’t have such afflictions. If certain good or bad events are reflected from both Janma Lagna and Chandra Lagna, that event is very likely to happen.