

2SignsIntroduction2
Raashi is called Sign. There
are 12 Signs through which the Earth has to pass to make one round of the
Sun. These Signs are also nothing but the equal distribution of the sky (a
circle) in degrees. As we know that a circle is of 360 deg, a Raashi is of
30 degrees 360 degrees / 12 = 30 degrees.
The same Raashi (30 degrees) is
denoted in a chart as a Ghar or House.
That is why a chart also has 12 divisions, each depicting one Raashi.
The same sky is
divided in 27 Nakshatra
(Constellation) also. Thus one Nakshatra is
360 degrees / 27 = 13 degrees 33 minutes
This Nakshatra is
also divided in 4 Charan or Pad also
As 12 Raashi = 27 Nakshatra
1 Nakshatra = 4 Pad (4 parts)
1 Raashi = 2 1/4 Nakshatra; OR
1 Raashi = 9 Pad of 2 1/4 Nakshatra
For the convenience
and knowing the exact timing one Raashi can be divided in many Varg or
Divisions. In this the whole Raashi (Sign) of 30 deg is divided in several
parts. The most common parts are 
2 parts, (15 degree each  a total of 24 parts); or in
3 parts, Drekkan (10 degrees each  a total of 36 Drekkan); or in
4 parts, (7.5 degree each  a total of 48 parts); or in
6 parts, (5 degree each  a total of 72 parts); or in
7 parts, (4 2/7 degree each  a total of 84 parts); or in
8 parts, (3 3/4 degree each  a total of 96 parts); or in
9 parts, Navaansh, (3 1/3 degrees each  a total of 108 Navaansh); or in
10 parts, Dashaansh or Drekkan, (3 degrees each  a total of 120 Dashaansh); or in
12 parts, Dweshkaan, (2 1/2 degrees each  a total of 144 Dweshkaan); or even in
16 parts, (1 7/15 degree each  a total of 192 parts); or in
20 parts, (1 1/2 degree each  a total of 240 parts); or in
24 Parts, (1 1/5 degree each  a total of 288 parts); or in
40 parts, (
45 Parts
60 parts, Shashtyaansh (1/2 degree each  a total of 720 parts) etc.
They are all called
Varg (Division)
Navaansh division
is most common in Indian Jyotish calculations, which is 3 1/3 degree
each. Thus there are a total of 12 Raashi x 9 parts = 108 Navaansh
(this is the number of the beads in a Maalaa also). In fact it indicates
one Charan of a Nakshatra.
Each Raashi, each
Nakshatra, and each Charan of a Nakshatra has his own Lord who rules that
period of that particular Raashi, or Nakshatra, or Charan of that Nakshatra
respectively. This rulership decides how that period of one's life is
going to be  happy, with difficulties, or good for marriage, or with
obstacles etc.
Ascendant Raashi 
Raashi Lord 
Main House 
Gender 


Sign Lord 
Kaarak 
1. Aries (Mesh) 
Mars 
Mool Trikon of Mars 
M 
Cardinal 
Dynamic change, Movement, Vitality 


2. Taurus (Vrish) 
Venus 
2nd house of Venus. MT of Moon 
F 
Fixed 
Stability, Earthiness, Fixity 


3. Gemini (Mithun) 
Mercury 
2nd house of Mercury, MT of Raahu 
M 
Mutable 
Adaptability, Molding and modifying with circumstances 


4. Cancer (Kark) 
Moon 
Main House 
F 
Cardinal 
Dynamic change, Movement, Vitality 


5. Leo (Sinh) 
Sun 
Main House 
M 
Fixed 
Stability, Earthiness, Fixity 


6. Virgo (Kanya) 
Mercury 
Main House, MT of Mercury 
F 
Mutable 
Adaptability, Molding and modifying with circumstances 


7. Libra (Tulaa) 
Venus 
Main House, MT of Venus 
M 
Cardinal 
Dynamic change, Movement, Vitality 

Saturn is Raaj Yog Planet. Saturn is Yog Kaarak 
8. Scorpio (Vrishchik) 
Mars 
2nd House of Mars 
F 
Fixed 
Stability, Earthiness, Fixity 

Malefic 
9. Sagittarius (Dhanu) 
Jupiter 
Main House, MT of Jupiter 
M 
Mutable 
Adaptability, Molding and modifying with circumstances 


10. Capricorn (Makar) 
Saturn 
2nd House of Saturn 
F 
Cardinal 
Dynamic change, Movement, Vitality 


11. Aquarius (Kumbh) 
Saturn 
Main House, MT of Saturn 
M 
Fixed 
Stability, Earthiness, Fixity 

The Sun stays in this Sign for 29 days and 24 Ghadee 
12. Pisces (Meen) 
Jupiter 
2nd House of Jupiter 
F 
Mutable 
Adaptability, Molding and modifying with circumstances 


Drekkans
A 3rd part of a Raashi is called Drekkan  3 degrees. Thus there are a total of 36
Drekkans in 12 Raaashi. There are a definitions for the Lords of Drekkans. The 12
Drekkans, from Aries to Cancer, will have the Lords of the 12 Raashi in
order. And this arrangement will be repeated for the other two sets too. For
example, the Lord of the 1st Drekkan of Leo will be Mars (the Lord of
Aries); the Lord of the 2nd Drekkan will be Venus (Lord of Taurus) and so
on.
