Astrology | Miscellanea
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Astrology is a science and every rule in astrology has relationship with Astronomy. The zodiac is not just an imaginary belt. It has its roots on orbit of planets. The entire sequence of Dashaa, Horaa, the Day formation, the Raahu Kaal, Lagna, Muhoort and Naadee every thing has specific order.
How did they come into existence - Zodiac is designed by God Varun, Month's system was created by Sage Atri and Division of Nakshatra into Raashi is done by Daksh Prajapati, and offspring of Sage Vashishth, discovered various solar systems.
The Zodiac was not divided into 27 equal parts before. Before the equal division of 27 Nakshatra came into vogue, there were unequal divisions among the Nakshatra. For example, as Rohinee was larger Nakshatra in size and Chandra spent more time in Rohinee (because he loved Rohinee more than his other wives). The Pauraanik story about it is that when Daksh married his 27 daughters to Chandramaa, he put a condition that Chandramaa will love his all wives equally. But later Chandramaa started loving Rohinee the most, so his other wives complained to their father Daksh (Daksh incidentally has the head of a Mesh (Aries), ie., Ram or goat) that Chandra was spending more time with Rohinee. Daksh saw to it the Chandra spends time with his 27 daughter equally.
With this story, first Chandramaa was spending more time with Rohinee, but later Daksh made sure that Chandramaa was spending equal time with his all 27 wives. That Daksh could mean the Mesh Raashi. These 27 Nakshatra and the 12 Raashi are required for astrology. That does not mean that one cannot invoke the 28 Nakshatra for the Vaidik / Braahmanik rituals. Recently there was an astronomical report that in the Mahaabhaarat times there was indeed a bright visible star in between U-Aashaadhaa (its 4th Pad) and 1/16th part of Shravan Nakshtara and that was a dying Supernova. This is contrary to general thinking that Abhijeet is a Vega, which moved away from the ecliptic.
(4.4.10) and Taittireeya Braahman (1.5.1) where we have the mention of the
Nakshatra starting from Krittikaa. Thus we had the custom to start from
Krittikaa Nakshatra which means that the Vernal Equinox occurred when the
Sun was in Krittikaa Nakshatra.
A Graha, Upagraha and Lagna (Lagna, Horaa/Ghatee/Bhaav Lagna) is always posited
Navaansh are a potency of Drekkaan - D-3 (D-9 = 3x3),
As some Varg are closely related to each other the analysis must be in the sequence:
Movable Quality Raashi (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn):
energetic, establishing, initiatives
Fire Element (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) :
active and energetic aim fulfillment, ambitions, self oriented
Created and Maintained by Sushma Gupta
Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 10/24/2012