Astrology | Planets
Planets (Graha)-Transits (Gochar)
[From Fundamentals of Astrology/ M Ramakrishna Bhat, p 249-251]
Gochar (transit) simple means movements of planets along the circle of zodiac. Though the word "Go" means cow or ray etc; here it stands for planets that are possessed of rays or luster. You already know that how planets give good and bad results during its Dashaa. This Dashaa methodology is based upon the natal chart as a whole. The Gochar system, however, is based up on transits or movements of planets from time to time through the various signs of zodiac starting from a fixed point - the position of the natal Moon. There are some other important points in a natal chart, such as the Ascendant, the Moon's sign, and the Sun sign, so the effects of transits should be assessed with reference to all these three factors; still the ancients give more weight to the position of Moon at birth time. Its result is obvious as Moon depicts mind, and even a beggar does not care for anything if his mind is calm.
In this case of Gochar system all planets are considered as such, not as owners of any Bhaav. So if you want to apply this system with the Sun or Lagna as a starting point, you should not say that "this or that planet is good or bad in such and such House, counted from the Sun or Lagna". But you have to consider planets as Lords of Houses (counted from the Sun or Lagna) transiting the various Bhaav from either.
How to Find Out Transits
Who is Benefic Where?
Who is Benefic When?
Generally the nine planets beginning with the Sun take respectively the following periods to pass through a Raashi - (1) Sun - 1 month, (2) Moon - 2 and 1/4 days, (3) Mars - 2 months, (4) Mercury - 1 month, (5) Guru - 1 year (6) Venus - 1 month, (7) Saturn - 2 and 1/2 years, (8 and 9) Raahu and Ketu - 1 and 1/2 years.
Although a planet is supposed to give his results throughout the passage over a House, still he has a particular part of that period which is considered most potent. They are like this - (1) Sun - first 5 days, (2) Moon - last 3 Ghatees, (3) Mars - first 8 days, (4) Mercury - throughout the period of 1 month, (5) Guru - 2 months in the middle, (6) Venus - 7 days in the middle, (7) Saturn - the last 6 months, (8 and 9) Raahu and Ketu - the last 3 months.
The same idea may be put like this also :--
Predicting Gochar Results
If a planet is occupying a very bad house according to the rules of the Transit, he cannot give bad effects in case he is occupying his own house or is in his exaltation position. On the other hand he will give excellent results when he transits a good house which is his own house or exaltation house. Besides a planet in his debilitation, inimical house, or in a state of combustion cannot give good results.
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Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 01/13/2013