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When a whole House or Sign is subdivided for precision, its each division is called Varg in Hindi. In Indian astrology the following 10 types of Varg are common. For the most accuracy and precision Shashtiyaansh Varg is used.

Dash Varg System
[Phal Deepika, Ch. 3]
1. The tenfold division of the Zodiac is known as Dash Varg (Varg mean divisions). Under the scheme of Dash Varg the various divisions are as Under :

(1) Raashi - Each Raashi 30°
(2) Horaa - 2 parts of a Raashi of 15° each.
(3) Drekkan - 3 parts of a Raashi of 10° each.
(4) Trinshaansh - 5 parts of 5°, 7° or 8° each. (All parts are not equal)
(5) Saptaansh - 7 parts of 4°­17'­8" each.
(6) Navaansh - 9 parts of 3°­20 each.
(7) Dashaansh - 10 parts of 3°each.
(8) Dwaadashaansh - 12 parts of 2°­30' each.
(9) Shodashaansh - 16 parts of 1°­16' ­52" each.
(10) Shashtiyaansh - 60 parts of 30' each.

Vargottam is the name given to that particular Navaansh in a Raashi which bears the same sign as that of Raashi itself.

2. If amongst the 10 Varg only the Raashi, Horaa, Drekkaan, Navaansh, Dwaadashaansh and Trinshaansh are taken into consideration, the divisions are known as Shad Varg. If we add Saptaansh division to them, the 7 kinds of divisions are known as Sapt Varg. Some learned people have taken the view that the effect emanating from Navaansh is equal to that of Raashi and Bhaav.

3. In Raashi (D-1) the effect is full. In the Shodashaansh, Dashamaansh and Shashtiyaansh divisions (Varg) it is 1/4th. In the other Varg it is half.

6. If we have to assess the comparative strength of a planet, we should find out whether he is in a Kendra, Tri-kon, in his own sign, in his Mool Tri-kon sign, in his sign of exaltation or is Vargottam. Then we should scrutinize its portion in Dash Varg (10-Varg) or Sapt Varg (7-Varg). Some make the assessment only from Dash Varg, others assess the strength and auspiciousness of a planet from 13 Varg.

7. The position of a planet has to be considered with reference to 13 Varg to ascertain whether he is in his friend's house, his own house or in his house of exaltation. The number of such Varg obtained by the planet will result in the attainment of the following kinds of Vaisheshikaansh. The combination of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 7, 8 and 9 Varg are respectively called Paarijat, Uttam, Gopur, Sinhaasan, Parvat, Devlok, Suralok and Airaavat.

Note of translator:
Shri V. Subrahmanya Sastri in his English Translation and Commentary of this work has given the following example. Suppose Jupiter's position is 8°­25'­1" or the 2nd Degree of Dhanus. He occupies his (1) Mool Trikon (2) Drekkan (3) Saptaansh (4) Dashaansh (5) Dwadashaansh and (5) Shodashaansh. Thus Jupiter should be declared to have attained a Parvataansh.

The results of a planet attaining various Vaiseshikaansh are as follows:
Paarijaat Ansh - Respectability, good qualities, wealth, happiness, authority and dignity.
Uttamaansh - Modest, clever and well behaved.
Gopuraansh - Intelligence, wealth, acquisition of lands, cows and house.
Sinhaasanaansh - Makes the native friend of a king or equal to him.
Paravataansh - Acquisition of good houses, elephants, vehicles and other princely appendages.
Devlokaansh - Kingship, renown for good qualities.
Suralokaansh - Endowment with good fortune, acquisition of wealth, grains, and kingship and birth of children.

10. If in a nativity, a planet is weak in all the 10 Varg the result will be the death of the native. If the planets is weak in 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 out of the 10 Varga the results will be as follows :

[10 Varg - Death of the native.]
9 Varg - Destruction of the native.
8 Varg - Grief to the native.
7 Varg - Calamity.
6 Varg - Unhappiness.
5 Varg - Love of kinsmen
4 Varg - Foremost in the family
3 Varg - Friend of a king
2 Varg - Wealthy
1 Varg - Kingship

Vaisheshikaansh and Varg Schemes/Vinshopak Bal
(c) 2008 by Revati

Placements of Graha in Ansh of Raashi are decisive for judging their overall strength as well. The more good placements are existing the stronger and the more auspicious a Grah's expectable results are. Vaisheshikaansh are indicating the overall strength of a planet by including (all or the most important) Ansh/Varg placements of Graha.

Auspicious and Inauspicious Placements of Graha in Ansh of Raashi
(1) (+++) Deept (exaltation in Ansh), Sukhita (in Mool-trikon in Ansh)
(2) (++) Swasth (in own Raashi in Ansh, in Vargottam in Ansh/Raashi)
(3) (++) Pramudit (Yuti with or Drishti from benefic in Ansh)
(4) (+) Shaant (in sign of benefic or planetary friend in Ansh)
(5) (-) Dukhit (in sign of malefic or planetary enemy in Ansh)
(6) (--) Vikal (Yuti with or Drishti from malefic in Ansh)
(7) (---) Heen (debilitated in Ansh)

'Ansh' simply means a particular Horaa, a particular Drekkan, a particular Chaturthaansh, a particular Saptaansh, a particular Ashtaansh, a particular Navaansh, a particular Dashaansh, a particular Dwaadashaansh, a particular Kalaansh (Kalaa means a part), a particular Vinshaansh, a particular Chaturthaansh, a particular Trinshaansh, a particular Khavedaansh, a particular Aksh Vedaansh, a particular Shashthiyaansh and a particular Nava-navama within a Raashi (Ansh are important subdivisions of a Sign/Raashi).

Moreover, other references are very important for judging effects of planets in Ansh of Raashi as well, for example:

[BPHS, Ch. 6]
53. In these divisions the divisions, falling in the Graha's exaltation Raashi, Mool Trikon Raashi, own Raashi and the Raashi, owned by the Lord of a Kendra from the Arudhaa Lagna, are all to be considered (as good Varg). The divisions of a combust Graha, defeated Graha, weak Graha and a Graha in bad Avasthaa, like Sayan, be all ignored to be auspicious, for these destroy the good Yog.

[Phal Deepikaa, Ch. 9]
20. When a planet happens to be retrograde in motion, he will produce the same effect as if he is posited in exaltation sign, even if he may be in his enemy's sign or in the sign of his debilitation. A planet who is Vargottam produces effects as if he is in his own sign.

The Sixteen Divisions of a Raashi System
See  Shodash Varg System

[BPHS, Ch 6]
1. O Maharishi Paraqshar, I have known from you about the Graha, Raashi and their descriptions. I desire to know the details of various divisions of a Raashi, will you please narrate.

2-4. Names of the 16 Varg -- Lord Brahmqa has described 16 kinds of Varg (Divisions) for each Raashi. Listen to those. The names are Raashi (D-1), Horaa (d-2), Dreshkaan (D-3), Chaturthaansh (D-4), Saptaansh (D-7), Navaansh (D-9), Dashaansh (D-10), Dwaadashaansh (D-12), Shodashaansh (D-16), Vinshaansh (D-20), Chatur-vinshaansh (D-24), Sapta-vinshaansh (D-27), Trinshaansh (D-30), Khavedaansh (D-40), Akshavedaansh (D-45) and Shashtiyaansh (D-60).

42-53. Varg Classification -- Maitreya, explained now are the sum effects of classifications of different divisions (or Varg, so far narrated). These are four kinds, viz. Shad Varg, Sapt Varg, Dash Varg and Shodash Varg.

--In the Shad Varg classification the Varg designations are Kinshuk, Vyanjan, Chamar, Chhatra and Kundal, according to a Graha being in 2 to 6 combinations of good Varg.

--Next is the Sapt Varg, in which these classifications continue in the same manner up to 6 combinations of good Varg, the 7th additional Varg getting classified, as Mukut.

--In the Dash Varg (10 Varg) scheme the designations commence from Paarijaat etc and the results are --
2 Paarijaat - Respectability, good qualities, wealth, happiness, authority and dignity
3 Uttam - Modest, clever and well-behaved
4 Gopur - Intelligence, wealth, acquisition of lands, cows and house
5 Sinhaasan - Makes the native friend of a king or equal to him
6 Parvat - Acquisition of good houses, elephants, vehicles and other princely appendages.
7 Devlok - Kingship, renown for good qualities.
8 Brahmalok - Endowment with good fortune, acquisition of wealth, grains, and kingship and birth of children.
9 Sakravaahan and
10 Varg - Shreedhaam.

The results of a strong Vaisheshikaansh of a particular Graha belong to his natural and functional significations. Functional significations are those deriving out from his main lordship over his Mool Trikon Raashi, when giving full Drishti on his second Raashi this lordship is relevant as well.

A Graha in good placements in an Ansh of a Raashi brings good results with regard to the meaning of this division and reversely. For example Venus in debilitation or Vikal in natal chart but in exaltation in Kalaansh (D-16) results in generally bad results of Venus - but good results with regard to wealth, prosperity and property!

In the Shodash Varg (16-Varg) scheme the combinations of Varg go with designations thus: two good Varg - Bhedak, 3 Kusum, 4 Naag Pushp, 5 Kanduk, 6 Keral, 7 Kalp Vriksha, 8 Chandan Van, 9 Poorn Chandra, 10 Uchchaishravaa, 11 Dhanvantari, 12 Sooryakaant, 13 Vidrum, 14 Chakra Sinhaasan, 15 Golok and 16 Varg - Shree Vallabh.

In these divisions the divisions, falling in the Graha's exaltation Raashi, Mool Trikon Raashi, own Raashi and the Raashi, owned by the Lord of a Kendra from the Arudhaa Lagna, are all to be considered (as good Varg). The divisions of a combust Graha, defeated Graha, weak Graha and a Graha in bad Avasthaa, like Saayan, be all ignored to be auspicious, for these destroy the good Yog.

Divisional Considerations
[BPHS, Ch 7]

1-8. Use of the 16 Divisions
Now I will explain the use of these 16 divisions.
The physique from Lagna (D-1),
wealth from Horaa (D-2),
happiness through co-born from Dreshkaan (D-3),
fortunes from Chaturthaansh (D-4),
sons and grandsons from Saptaansh (D-7),
spouse from Navaansh (D-9),
power (and position) from Dashaansh (D-10),
parents from Dwaadashaansh (D-12),
benefits and adversities through conveyances from Shodashaansh (D-16),
worship from Vinshaansh (D-20),
learning from Chatur-vinshaansh (D-24),
strength and weakness from Saptavinshaansh (D-27),
evil effects from Trinshaansh (D-30),
auspicious and inauspicious effects from Khavedaansh (D-40) and
all indications from both Akshavedaansh and Shashtiaansh (D-60):

These are the considerations to be made through the respective Varg. The Bhaav, whose Lord is in a malefic Shashtiyaansh, will diminish; so say Garg and others. The Bhaav, whose Lord is in a benefic Shodashaansh, flourish. This is how the 16 Varg are to be evaluated.

9-12. After assessing the 20 point strength of the ascending degree, of other Bhaav and of the Graha, the good and bad effects be declared. I explain below the method of knowing the Vinshopak strength (20 point strength), just by knowing which an idea of the results of actions of this birth and of former birth will clearly emerge.

The Graha from Soorya on get full strength, when in exaltation, or in own Raashi and are bereft of strength, when in the 7th (from exaltation). In between the strength be known by the rule of three process. In the case of a Graha, owning two Raashi, distinction of placement in odd/even Raashi identical with own Raashi be made.

Varg Schemes
17-19. Vinshopak Bal
The Shad Varg consists of Raashi, Horaa, Dreshkaan, Navaansh, Dwaadashaansh and Trinshaansh. The full Bal for each of the divisions, respectively, are 6, 2, 4, 5, 2 and 1. This is the Vinshopak Bal, relating to Shad Varg division. Adding the Saptaansh to the Shad Varg, we get Sapt Varg, the Vinshopak Bal for which is 5, 2, 3, 2½, 4½, 2 and 1. These are gross strengths, while subtle ones should be understood by exact positions.

20. Add Dashaansh, Shodashaansh and Shashtiaansh to the said Sapt Varg Divisions to get the scheme of Dash Varg. The Vinshopak Bal in this context is 3 for Raashi, 5 for Shashtiaansh and for the other 8 divisions 1½ each.

21-25. When the 16 divisions (Shodash Varg Scheme) are considered together, the Vinshopak score goes thus:
Horaa 1,
Trinshaansh 1,
Dreshkaan 1,
Shodashaansh 2,
Navaansh 3,
Raashi 3½,
Shashtiaansh 4 and
the rest of the 9 divisions each a half.

The Vinshopak Bal remains as 20, only when the Graha is in own Bhaav Varg. Otherwise, the total strength from 20 declines to 18 in Pramudit Varg, to 15 in Shaant Varg, to 10 in Swasth divisions, to 7 in Dukhit Varg and to 5 in Khal Varg. (These figures are called Varg Vishwa)

Note from Revati:
So D-60, D-1, D-9 and D-16 are of utmost importance, D-2, D-3, D-12 and D-30 are of high importance and the other divisional charts are of normal importance.

26-27. Vinshopak Proportional Evaluation
Multiply the figure due to full strength for the division by the Varg Vishwa and divide by 20 to get the exact strength of the Graha. If the total is below 5, the Graha will not be capable of giving auspicious results. If it is above 5, but below 10, the Grah will yield some good effects. Later on, up to 15, it is indicative of mediocre effect. A Grah with above 15 will yield wholly favorable effects.

30-32. Dashaa effects with Vinshopak Bal
Maitreya, after assessing the Vimshopak Bal through the various divisions, the rising and setting of the Graha be considered. The Vinshopak Bal is classified under Poorn, Ati-Poorn, Madhya, Ati-Madhya, Heen, Ati-Heen, Swalp and Ati-Swalp. Thus should be classified the Vinshopak Bal and the Dashaa period results declared accordingly.
[Kalyana Varmas Saravali, Ch. 3]

12. Sub-Divisions Essential
The effects of a horoscope should be predicted according to the divisions of Houses. Without knowing the strength of such Lords, one cannot lay even a step forward in the direction of astrology.

17. The total of the number of Horaa and that of Decanates is 60 (24+36) in the entire Zodiac.
The figure is increased by 72, if the total of Horaa + Navaansh is required, i.e. 60+72=24+108= 132.
Each Raashi has 1800 Kalaa (30', each of 60 seconds).

18. Different Varg
To know any kind of Varg (Horaa, Navaansh, Drekkaan etc) adopt the following method.
Convert the longitude into minutes of arc and multiply by the Varg figure concerned. 
Divide the product by 1800. The resultant figure will reveal the required Varg.

19. The malefic and benefic effects of such Vargs are explained in detail in the Nasht Jataka chapters (at the end).

[Note by Revati: Chapter 49 in Saravali describes effects of all Horaa in all Raashi, Chapter 50 those of Decanates and Chapter 51 those of Navaansh.]

[Brihat Jataka, Ch. 1, Stanza 9]
If a planet is in its Drekkan, Hora, Navaansh, Trinshaansh, Dwadashaansh and Raashi, it is said to be in its Varg.

Shodash Varg System

How to Interpret Planets in Ansh of Raashi?
Analyze planet in Ansh of Raashi
(a) as a natural significator standing for particular themes,
(b) as Lord of one or two Bhaav in main chart and
(c) as Char Kaarak.

1. Look at the sign of a planet placed in an Ansh and be aware of its significations (with regard to the special theme of the Varg chart). The nine Basic Avasthaa are very important (without regarding temporary friendships of planets).

2. Look which other planets are Yuti (in conjunction) with this planet.

3. Look which signs are giving aspects to this planets (only Raashi Drishti).

4. Look at the Lord of this Ansh/sign (therefore the dispositor of planets posited in it) and the planets in conjunction with him.

5. Transfer the sign of this Ansh to the main chart (D-1) and look which Bhaav it is.
(In JHora you can change Lagna with right mouse click - take Lagna or Moon sign from D-1 as Lagna for all Varg, secondarily you can take all planets as Lagna in Varg.)

Then draw your conclusions:
- Is a planet posited in a sign of a benefic (Taurus, Cancer, Libra, Sagittarius, Pisces) or be placed in a sign of a malefic (Aries, Leo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius)? If Mercury is not Yuti with a malefic in main chart or not receiving more malefic aspects than benefic aspects, Gemini and Virgo also become benefic signs. If Raahu and Ketu are strong (close or exact Yuti with a planet) in main chart, Gemini and Sagittarius could become malefic signs due to their Mool Trikon in them.
- Is a planet posited in a sign of a planetary friend of him, of a planet neutral to him or a planetary enemy to him?
- Is a planet in this Ansh Yuti with a benefic and/or a malefic? With a friend or an enemy? Which Lord of D-1 Bhaav he is Yuti with?
- Is a planet receiving benefic and malefic Raashi Drishti?
- Is the Lord of this Planet placed in a sign of a benefic or a malefic, Yuti with benefic or malefic (same procedure as above)?

These are the sufficient steps to understand a planetary placement in a Varg. Neglecting this analysis you'll certainly draw wrong conclusions, regarding personality traits of the person analyzed and especially regarding Dasa periods (planetary periods).

Important notes:
1. I do not recommend using Graha Drishti in Varg Charts as Varg do not represent real placements of planets like in D-1 main chart. Same applies for Argalaa and Virodh Argalaa (Vipareet Argalaa).

2. Furthermore I do not recommend transferring the meanings of Bhaav in D-1 main chart into Divisional Charts for the same reason (which often happens). For example, 2nd Raashi from Lagna in Navaansh does not hint at your wealth from the Dharma perspective! Correct use of Varg is: Look at the Lord of the 2nd Bhaav and the Bhaav Karakas of 2nd Bhaav and follow the steps 1 - 5 described above.

3. Varg Charts are based on divisions of Raashi, they are not charts existing independently of D-1 main chart. Do not get confused because they have the same appearance as the main chart in your software - they are in fact no 'charts' but collections of Ansh, particular spans of Raashi.

The Five Planetary Connections
[Phal Deepika by Mantreswara, Ch. 15, Sl. 30]

30. The following are the five recognized connections or relations between two planets:

(1) When they occupy mutually each other's sign.
(2) When they are conjoined.
(3) When there is mutual aspect between them.
(4) When they are in Kendra position with respect to each other.
(5) When they are in Trikon position with reference to each other.

This applies to Ansh of Raashi as well - planets in Kendra from the analyzed planet provide a stable fundament, planets in Trikon support the analyzed planets (with his natural and functional themes, lordship taken from main chart).

Example: Moon in 28° Pisces Raashi and Revati Nakshatra*
(note: Upagraha are not included in this example but have to be regarded as well)

Horaa Varg: Moon in Leo Horaa ('Sun's Horaa'),
Yuti (conjunction) Lagna, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Horaa Lagna
(steps 3, 4, 5 not made due to the very particular nature of Horaa Chart)

Drekkaan Varg: Moon in Scorpio Drekkaan,
Yuti Neptune,
Raashi Drishti from Capricorn, Aries (Saturn, Venus) and Cancer (Lagna),
(Lord Mars in Pisces Drekkaan of Scorpio Raashi, Yuti Sun and Raahu,)
Scorpio Raashi is 1st Bhaav in main chart, 9th from Moon, 9th from Sun

Note: Scorpio is 2nd Raashi of Mars, no Raashi Drishti from Pisces/Mars to Scorpio, therefore no essential influence of Mars to Scorpio

Chaturthaansh Varg: Moon in Sagittarius Chaturthaansh,
Yuti Jupiter and Uranus,
Raashi Drishti from Pisces (Sun, Raahu), Gemini and Virgo (Ketu, Pluto),
Lord Jupiter is Yuti Moon in Sagittarius Chaturthaansh (of Virgo Raashi),
Co-Lord Ketu in Virgo Chaturthaansh (of Virgo Raashi) Yuti Pluto,
Sagittarius Ansh is 2nd Bhaav in main chart, 10th from Moon and Sun

(Note: In my system I use Gemini and Sagittarius, the Mool-trikonas of Raahu and Ketu, as their Raashi mainly spread their energy.)

Saptaansh Varg: Moon in Pisces Saptaansh,
Yuti Pluto,
Raashi Drishti from Gemini (Mercury, Neptune), Virgo and Sagittarius,
Lord Jupiter has no significant influence (Pisces 2nd Raashi),
Pisces is 5th Bhaav in main chart, 1st from Moon and Sun

Ashtaansh Varg: Moon in Pisces Ashtaansh,
no Yuti,
Raashi Drishti from Gemini, Virgo (Sun, Raahu, Ketu) and Sagittarius,
Lord Jupiter has no significant influence (Pisces 2nd Raashi),
Pisces is 5th Bhaav in main chart, 1st from Moon and Sun

Navaansh Varg: Moon in Pisces Navaansh (= Nakshatra Pad),
Yuti Mercury, Jupiter and Ketu,
Raashi Drishti from Gemini, Virgo (Raahu) and Sagittarius,
Lord Jupiter in Pisces Navaansh (of Virgo Raashi),
Pisces is 5th Bhaav in main chart, 1st from Moon and Sun

Dashaansh Varg: Moon in Leo Dashaansh,
Yuti Mercury and Neptune,
Raashi Drishti from Libra, Capricorn (Raahu) and Aries (Saturn)
Lord Sun in Sagittarius Dashaansh (of Pisces Raashi), yuti Mars,
Leo is 10th Bhaav in main chart, 6th from Moon and Sun

Dwaadashaansh Varg: Moon in Aquarius Dwaadashaansh,
no Yuti,
Raashi Drishti from Aries (Saturn), Cancer (Lagna) and Libra,
Lord Saturn in Aries Dwaadashaansh (of Aries Raashi),
Aquarius is 4th Bhaav in main chart, 12th from Moon and Sun

Shodashaansh Varg: Moon in Pisces Shodashaansh,
Yuti Sun, Raahu and Ketu,
Raashi Drishti from Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius (Pluto),
Lord Jupiter has no significant influence (Pisces 2nd Raashi),
Pisces is 5th Bhaav of main chart, 1st from Moon and Sun

Vinshaansh Varg: Moon in Aquarius Vinshaansh,
Yuti Lagna,
Raashi Drishti from Aries (Saturn), Cancer and Libra (Mars),
Lord Saturn in Aries VimsAnsh (of Aries Raashi),
Aquarius is 4th Bhaav in main chart, 12th from Moon and Sun

Siddhaansh Varg: Moon in Taurus Siddhaansh,
no Yuti,
Raashi Drishti from Cancer (Mars, Pluto), Libra (Mercury, Venus) and Capricorn (Jupiter, Uranus),
Lord Venus in Libra Siddhaansh (of Aries Raashi),
Taurus is 7th Bhaav in main chart, 3rd from Moon and Sun

Trinshaansh Varg: Moon in Scorpio Trinshaansh,
no Yuti,
Raashi Drishti from Capricorn (Lagna), Aries (Saturn, Venus) and Cancer,
Lord Mars has no significant influence (Scorpio 2nd Raashi),
Scorpio is 1st Bhaav in main chart, 9th from Moon and Sun

Khavedaansh Varg: Moon in Scorpio Khavedaansh,
no Yuti,
Raashi Drishti from Capricorn, Aries (Mercury, Neptune) and Cancer (Mars, Raahu, Ketu),
Lord Mars in Cancer Khavedaansh, Yuti Raahu and Ketu,
Scorpio is 1st Bhaav in main chart, 9th from Moon and Sun

Akshavedansh Varg: Moon in Gemini Akshavedaansh,
Yuti Saturn,
Raashi Drishti from Virgo (Venus), Sagittarius (Pluto) and Pisces (Neptune),
Lord Mercury has no significant influence (Gemini 2nd Raashi),
Rahu in Libra Akshavedaansh, Yuti Ketu,
Gemini is 8th in main chart, 4th from Moon and Sun

Shashtyaansh Varg: Moon in Scorpio Shashtyaansh,
Yuti Ketu,
Raashi Drishti from Capricorn, Aries, Cancer (Lagna),
Lord Mars has no significant influence (Scorpio 2nd Raashi),
Scorpio is 1st Bhaav in main chart, 9th from Moon and Sun

Nava-Navaansh Varg (D-81)*: Moon in Scorpio Nava-Navaansh,
Yuti Mercury,
Raashi Drishti from Capricorn (Mars, Venus), Aries and Cancer (Saturn),
Lord Mars in Capricorn Nava-Navaansh, Yuti Venus,
Scorpio is 1st Bhaav in main chart, 9th from Moon and Sun

Nava-Navaansh Varg is subdivision of Navaansh Varg by 9.

These 16 sub-divisions of a Raashi contain all necessary information about the Moon of the native and detail the placement of Moon in his main chart in Pisces Raashi and Revatee Nakshatra.

Varg Construction Rules
The construction of Varg is the key to their understanding, and we should keep in mind that two groups of Varg are closely linked together. Astrology is based on astronomy with its mathematics, and on the quality of numbers (numerology) as well:

Varg based on the number '3'
D-3, Drekkaan: ambitions, motivation, initiatives, actions, will
D-9, Navaansh (3x3): aim of ambitions, motivations, actions, will
D-27, Bhaansh/Nakshatraansh (3x9 or 3x3x3): hidden strengths and weaknesses
D-81, Nava-Navaansh (3x27): detailing Navaansh, future

These Varg are describing your (conscious and unconscious) interests, ambitions and the realizing of them.
They are the 'motor', the 'engine' of your life. They are closely linked together:

D-3 leads to D-9 which leads to D-81
(D-27 indicates supporting or troublesome factors, it is in fact a division of a Navaansh/Nakshatra Pad by three, some kind of 'Navaansh Drekkaan' without the particular Drekkaan calculation rules. D-27 is the chart of your sub-consciousness of which founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud has been spoken!)

Varg based on the number '2'
D-2 Horaa: showing solar or lunar status of Grahas, showing their potency to achieve wealth (For wealth)
D-4 Chaturthaansh (2x2): 'real Horaa Chart', showing wealth, prosperity, inner self
D-8 Ashtaansh (2x2x2): money from others, financial changes, inheritances
D-16 Shodashaansh (2x2x2x2, 4x4): most important 'Horaa Chart' according to BPHS

These Varg are related to your wealth and prosperity. They are the sustaining and supporting factors of your life. They are closely linked together:
D-2 leads to D-4 leads to D-16
(D-8 seems to indicate particular themes related to money of other people.)

Saptaansh (D-7) and Dwaadashaansh (D-12) are a combination of '1' and '2'
Saptaansh (3 + 4): your activities in outer world, contacts, partnerships and their results
Dwaadashaansh (3 x 4): abilities from your last incarnation, the 'birth chart' of that

Shashtiyaansh (D-60)
Shashtyaansh (5 x 12): abilities (Bhaav 5) given by destiny, summary of all former incarnations (12). It is - according to BPHS - the most important Varg (even more important as Navaansh, D-9!).

Another Mode of Structuring Varg According to Their Sign Mapping:
Varg based on normal counting of Raashi in zodiac
D-9 (3x3), Navaansh (fortunes, Dharm, future, aims and goals)
D-10 (2x5), DasAnsh (important activities, Karm, professional life)
D-16 (4x4), Shodahaansh (wealth, property, prosperity)
D-20 (4x5), Vinshaansh (spiritual activities)
D-27 (3x9), Bhaansh/Nakshatraansh (hidden strengths and weaknesses)
D-40 (4x10), Khavedaansh (qualities and character traits inherited from mother)
D-45 (5x9), Akshavedaansh (qualities and character traits inherited from father)

Take the given addition numbers as Bhaav numbers, e.g. D-20, 4 x 5 indicates results from 4th Bhaav (Moksh Bhaav) and 5th (worship as well!). Or D-45: 5 (given abilities) x 9 (father).

Varg Based on Counting Scheme
'first Ansh/Raashi is the same as D-1 Raashi'
D-3, Drekkaan (1st Ansh 10° same Raashi, 2nd Ansh 10° sign of 5th Raashi, 3rd Ansh 10° sign of 9th Raashi)
For example Mercury in *Taurus*: *1st Drekkana Taurus*, 2nd Drekkana Virgo, 3rd Drekkasn Capricorn

D-7 (3+4), Saptaansh (contacts, relationships and results there from)
For example Taurus: *1st Ansh Taurus*, 2nd Ansh Gemini, 3rd Ansh Cancer, and so on...

D-12 (3x4), Dwaadasaansh (fate, destiny, given situation, not to change):
For example Taurus: *1st Ansh Taurus*, 2nd Ansh Gemini, 3rd Ansh Cancer, and so on...

D-60 (5x12), Shastyaansh (same as Dwadasaansh, but even more important!):
Example same as examples given before: *1st Ansh Taurus*, ...

Varg Irregularly Formed (not method '1' or '2'):
D-2, Horaa Chart ('only' solar or lunar status)
D-4 (2x2), Chaturthaansh Chart
D-8 (2x2x2), Ashtaansh Chart
D-24 (4x6 or 3x8), Chaturvinshaansh Chart (male signs starting with Leo Ansh, female with Cancer Ansh)
D-30, Trinsaansh (5 irregular Ansh, '6' is main number -> Bhaav 6)

Further Perspectives on Varg:
*Kendra-Varg: the fundaments of our life*
D-1: detailing 1st Bhaav, Lagna, summary of all themes
D-4: detailing 4th Bhaav
D-7: detailing 7th Bhaav
D-10: detailing 10th Bhaav

D-12 and D-60 neutrally show capacities and problems from past lives
D-27 neutrally shows given hidden strengths and weaknesses
D-2 shows neutrally solar or lunar status of graha (Sun -> active, working for it, acting; Moon -> passive, receiving)
D-16 is detailing 2nd/4th/11th Bhaav themes
D-20 and D-24 are detailing 4th Bhaav themes (for very special aspects of 4th Bhaavs)
D-40/45 indicate neutrally inherited genetic/mental qualities (good or bad ones)
D-7 for progeny purpose (5th is 11th from 7th) as well detailing this 5th Bhaav theme

Trikon-Varg: supporting factors, fortune factor
D-9 -> detailing 9th Bhaav
D-10 -> detailing 5th Bhaav (2 x 5)
D-24 is thematically linked with 5th Bhaav themes as well (knowledge)
D-27 showing hidden strengths and weaknesses is related to D-9 as well, same for D-40 and D-45

Dusthaan Varg: problems, higher obstacles, crises
D-30 -> detailing 6th and 8th Bhaav
D-27 -> given hidden weaknesses (and strengths)

Upachaya-Varg: developments, activities, quarrels, fights
D-3 -> detailing 3rd Bhaav
D-10 -> detailing 10th Bhaav
D-7 is thematically related to Upachaya themes, as it details 7th Bhaav matters: realization of your wishes (D-3) in your surroundings and contacts (with 11th Bhaav, D-16, final fulfillment of wishes and desires)

D-24 connected to 6th Bhaav as Upachaya Bhaav (learning, knowledge, learning from mastering problems and obstacles)

Most Varg are not regularly formed! Only Navaansh (D-9) / Nava-Navaansh (D-81), Kalaansh (D-16) (!) and Bhaansh (D-27) are formed in a 'normal' manner, meaning normal counting from Aries to Pisces throughout the whole zodiac. All other Vargs are formed with particular sign mapping rules. KalaAnsh has particular importance due to placement in Dashaa Varg Scheme and weighting by Paraashar himself.

Benefic and Malefic Ansh
Ansh are depending on the lordship of the Ansh/sign -
if benefic Lord then benefic Ansh, if malefic Lord then malefic Ansh/sign.
Second view on this is looking
if the Lord of the Ansh (or the planet Yuti in an Ansh) is a friend, neutral or an enemy.

D-10 is only of middle-importance,
D-7 is more important.

Sort your Varg placements in the following way
Each Varg/Ansh of a Raashi has a very particular connection with a particular Bhaav:
Kaam and Dharm Varg:
D-3 (Kaam) -> D-9 (Dharm) -> D-27 (Dharm) -> D-81 (Dharm)
       Bhaav 3 is Kaam Bhaav, therefore D-3 as well.
       Bhaav 9 is Dharma Bhaav, therefore D-9 and D-81 and well.
       D-27 is 'subdivision' of Navaansh (D-9) (Dharm) by 3 (Kaam), therefore it is a mixture of both.

Arth and Moksh Varg:
D-2 (general) -> D-4 (Arth, Moksh) (-> D-8 (Arth, Moksh)) -> D-16 > (Arth, Moksh)
D-2 is related to 2nd Bhaav, the Arth Bhaav.
      D-4 is related to 4th Bhaav, Moksh Bhaav. As a potency of 2 (2x2) is is related to Arth as well.
      D-8 is related to 8th Bhaav (and 1st Ansh is always Saturn!), therefore Moksh Bhaav, and Arth as well
          (secondarily) due to his relationship to money of other people and inheritances.
      D-16 is potency of D-4 (4 x 4), 4th Bhaav, therefore Moksh and Arth Bhaav. Literally taken from BPHS:
          'happiness' (Moksh, inner self) 'through conveyances' (Arth).
      I take D-16 as the real 'Hora Varg' and high estimation (higher than many other Varg) in Varg Schemes supports
           this view. (As described D-16 stands for wealth in general, and happiness thereof).

Kaam and Karm Varg:
D-3 (Kaam) -> D-7 (Kaam) -> D-10 (Karm)
       3rd Bhaav, Kaam, as described above.
       D-7, 7th Bhaav, Kaam Bhaav.
       D-10, 10th Bhaav, Karm Bhaav (important deeds).

Karm Varg:
D-12 -> D-60
D-40, D-45
      D-12, 12th Bhaav, Moksh Bhaav.
      D-60 related to 12th Bhaav as well (and 5th Bhaav: 12 x 5).
      D-40 related to 4th (Moksh) and 10th (Karm) Bhaav.
      D-45 to 5th and 9th (Dharm) Bhaav.
      D-30 to 5th (Dharm) and 6th (Arth).

So, why do I relate these Varg to Karm?
They are mainly related to previous incarnations, showing the roots and the causes of our present Karm. In fact they all are both Moksh and Karm Varg, connecting both life purposes. Karm is the result of our previous deeds and all these Vargs are related to it, from various perspectives (as described).

All three Moksh Bhaav (4th, 8th, 12th) have a particular relationship with our previous incarnations (inner self, spirituality, 'ability to see the future' and wish of our eternal Soul for spiritual emancipation).

Particular Moksh Varg:
D-20, D-24
      D-20 related to 4th (Moksh) and 5th Bhaav (Dharm),
      D-24 to 4th (Moksh) and 6th Bhaav (Arth)

      D-20 mainly shows own connection with spirituality or spiritual people,
     D-24 learning in general and spiritual learning in particular.

Divisions of a Rashi Varg/Ansh of wealth and prosperity: Horaa, Chaturthaansh and Shodashaansh



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Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 10/12/2013