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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
Taking the natal Moon as the starting point, proceed to assess which planets are good and bad and in which houses. While deciding this you must be scientific and exact in your analysis. For this you must make "Bhaav Chart" with the longitude of the Moon at birth as Lagna. If this is done properly, then you can say whether a planet in transit is one or in another house from the Moon. For example, if the Moon is on 29 deg in Mesh. If the Sun in transit comes to the 4 deg of Vrishabh, you should not think that the Sun is in the 2nd House from the Moon. He should be considered in the 1st House itself.

Who is Benefic Where?
--The Sun produces good effects when he passes through the 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th houses from the Moon. So the effect of Sun's transit through the other houses should be taken as bad.
--The Moon is beneficial in 1st, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th, and 11th houses from herself.
--Mars, Saturn, Raahu and Ketu produce good effects only in the 3rd, 6th and 11th house from the natal Moon.
--Mercury is beneficial in 2nd, 4h, 6th, 8th, 10th, 11th houses from the natal Moon.
--Jupiter is good in 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th houses from the natal Moon.
--Venus is beneficial in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 11th, and 12th houses from the natal Moon.

Who is Benefic When?
See also    Ashtak Varg Page for another method

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 :--
Sun and Mars produce effects in their Raashi in their initial 10 degrees
Jupiter and Venus in their middle 10 degrees
Moon and Saturn in their last 10 degrees, and
Mercury and Raahu throughout the passage.

Predicting Gochar Results
It is not enough to know only good and bad planets and their movements over the houses, because these effects are nullified by aspects - a benefic planet's aspect nullifies the bad effects of a malefic; while a malefic planet's aspect can nullify the effect of a good planet; therefore one must take the aspects also into consideration.

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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