Astrology | Varg
Based on Sphoot, each Graha has got six Varg strength, otherwise known as Varg Bal. They are known under the heading Shad Varg. They are as below --
(1) Kshetra - D-1
Sattwa /Rajo / Tamo Gun of the Planets
It says Venus and Budh are Rajo Gun. Guru and Chandra are Sattwa Gun and Shani and Mangal are Tamo Gun.
Sattwa Gunee person is Uttam
Purush who would equally appreciate Sukh and Dukh. They are corner stones
of the society.
These features get modified when the Kshetra Lord is in his own house and that Raashi becomes Lagna, for example take Makar Raashi, if Saturn is in Makar, Lagna is also Makar, this feature would get modified. This person would have permanent prosperity, helpful to his relatives, employed by the king or government job, one who recovers lost property of the family etc.
A planet being Vargottam and that Raashi becoming Lagna can also modify the
features positively for Tamo Gun Kshetra. for example Lagna could be Aries
which makes the person Tamo Gunee whereas Jupiter is Vargottama in Aries,
this would modify the characteristics positively for this person. This could
also get modified by the position of the Moon also. It can also get modified
by the Naisargik Dashaa that is running. For example during Naisargik Venus
versus Naisargik Guru period there would be a radical change. The best example
would be change in sexual urge in men when Naisargik Guru starts, and when
Naisargik Soorya starts what changes happens only men know.
(2) If we study Chapters 6 and 7 of BPHS on Varg as taught by Lord Brahmaa to Paraashar. This information is much more elaborate and path breaking than the information given in any other classic. Saravali supports it.
(3.a) Shad Varg (D-1, D-2, D-3, D-9, D-12, D-30) arrange in order of
importance in the group - are used to judge the strength of nativity. This
group of Varg is also adopted to judge the auspiciousness of Muhoort
(along with Ashtak Varg points)
(4) In the article, Sreenad has indicated that if we go beyond D-30 Varg, it may not be practical. He is right up to some extent. But birth time may be rectified with the help of Varg divisions itself. We have to learn the technique.
In this scheme a sign is divided in 150 unequal parts, maximum is 30' and the least division is 1'40". In Naadee Astrology, a sign is also divided in 150 parts. As a matter of fact Shodash Varg division has paved the way for Naadee Astrology. In the famous treatise of Kerala ,"Chandra Kalaa Naadee" has adopted it. (Moon has 16 Kalaa) (Prashn Upanishad also indicate 16 Kalaas to sustain life). Thus Shodash Varg are a potential tool to predict in astrology. Saravali clearly says that it is not possible to predict without the help of these Varg charts.
Created and Maintained by Sushma Gupta
Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 07/08/2012