The Importance of Dvadasamsa

We know that when a whole is divided into equal parts, the parts contain the same quality of the whole. Hence, in Dasa calculation such as Vimshottari, each period is proportionally divided into 9 parts, each having similar quality of the whole. The same concept is repeated when a day is divided into hours. This concept is immensely useful to understand the qualities of the sub-part. For instance, if an activity requires to be done on a Sunday, it can also be done on the Sun’s hora on any other day. In fact, the computation of Hora-Dina-Masa-Abda bala in the shadbala-kalabala illustrates the fact that, the sub-part is even more powerful than the main part.

The same concept is applied when a Rasi is divided into 12 parts, as the zodiac contains 12 Rasis. An even minute division is sub-division of the 12th part into another 12 parts. When a Rasi is divided into 12 parts, it is called Dvadasamsa. When a Dvadasamsa is further divided into 12 parts, it is called D144 or Dvadasamsa-Dvadasamsa. Each of these sub-parts contain same qualities of the Dvadasamsa, but to a much higher intensity.

When one is born with say Vrsha Rising, will everyone so born have the same intensity of qualities of Vrsha Rasi? The answer is NO. The entire 30 degree sign of Vrsha does not have equal spread of its quality throughout its sign. The quality changes every 2.5 degrees due to change of the Dvadasamsa. Thus one born in 2nd Dvadasamsa will have a stronger tinge of Mithuna than Vrsha. The overall nature of the person will be a blend of Vrsha and Mithuna, where Mithuna will be more prominent and Vrsha only somewhat prominent. Hence, it is highly important to know the Dvadasamsa of not only the Lagna but all the Grahas, as their qualities due to placement in certain zodiac sign undergo transformation due to placement in different Dvadasamsas in that Rasi.

So, to understand the subtle qualities of Grahas and their impact on the native’s life, one needs to understand the Dvadasamsa placement. This can be a handy tool for rectifying a horoscope.

Case Study: Adolf hitler

According to Saravali, the quality of birth in Tula Lagna is crooked physique, bereft of virtues, fickle minded, fluctuating wealth, bereft of physical happiness, phlegmatic and windy in humour, fond of promoting quarrels,long face and a tall physique, virtuous, learned, very miserable, very intelligent, injure others’ honour, possess beautiful and black eyes, honour guests, Gods and Brahmins, perform Yagnas etc., respect preceptors, respectable, help the helpless, truthful, beautiful body, affectionate to brothers, pre-eminent, chaste, help the sinners, mean profession, charitable, religious and base minded.

This captures only part of the traits that displayed. However, the real quality of his psyche could be gleamed from the Dvadasamsa, as the qualities signified by the Rasi would undergo some level of modification, depending on the Dvadasamsa. His Lagna is in the 5th degree which falls in the 2nd Dvadasamsa (each Dvadasamsa is 2.5 degrees). The 2nd Dvadasamsa of Tula falls in Vrschika. The quality of Scorpio sign ascending is:

Fleshy and broad limbs perfected by exercises, clever, crooked in innate disposition, valorous, attached to mother, inclined to quarrel, generous, majestic and tawny eyes, prominent chest, sunken belly, depressed nose, adventurous, firm, fierce, trustworthy, amusing, troubled by bilious complaints, big family, betray his preceptors and friends, engaged in attracting other women, attractive face, serve a king, have enemies, pious, give his money to others, amiable wife, religious, affectionate and base.

When we intelligently blend the qualities of both Tula and Vrschika, the traits which we can conclude are his valour, his speech and his unique ability to mesmerise huge group of people, his war strategy (Venus and Mars influence), his rebellious nature etc. Certainly the Martial quality of Vrshchika is more prominent in his personality than the quality of Tula.