see also: muhurta
Positions for Chandra and Lagna
Rules quoted from page 171, Light on Relationships : The Synastry of Indian Astrology by Hart Defouw, Robert E. Svoboda
Gandanta = one of the many designations related to sandhi = juncture, transition-zone, or cusp.
Gandanta zones = six rashi cusps that form the borders
Chandra lagna or radix lagna is considered to be weakened when lagna occupies a Gandanta zone:
The final 3:20 degrees of:
The initial 3:20 degrees of:
the final 3:20 degrees * final pada * ofAzlesa, Jyestha, Revati
Old Chandra is friendly toward young Budha (his offspring) but young Budha hates old Chandra (his true but illegitimate father).
For example, the nativity with a weakened gandanta-zone Revati Chandra, where Chandra receives drishti of uttama-Budha in yuvati bhava, can give a relentlessly verbal-analytical spouse who accurately but painfully dissects all the personality weaknesses of the native . Chandra is weakened and cannot self-defend.
But such extremes are rare. Normally, gandanta is a minor factor in evaluating the Moon or lagna.
Jyeztha pada-4 = a weakened lunar zone. Chandra Vrischika = nichha AND Chandra occupies the nakshatra of His adversarial son Budha AND
These three portions are all ruled by weird, earth-alienated, psychic Ketu.
Azvini and Magha are helpful to humanity even though they behave in an eccentric way. Mula indicates smooth operators. Mula born are philosophy-talking wanderers who have little commitment to humanistic aims despite their bluster.
Mula points the way through the psychic pipeline to our galactic sun.
At present levels of Dwapara-Yuga consciousness, the psychic information which comes to us over the Mula bandwidth is socially and materially disorienting to most folks.
The final 3:20 = Mula pada-4 can be a confused, mystical, Ketu-wandering place for Chandra or lagna unless the person is otherwise grounded through high social or intellectual confidence (i.e., strong benefics in kendra or trine).
Otherwise healthy Graha -- not only Chandra and Lagna but also the individual Graha - which happen to be gandanta may give a weird twist to the affairs of the bhava within their rashi and navamsha during their periods.
Often there is throughout the life a considerable "masking" of this hidden weakness via denial or skillful rational management -- until the gandanta planet's period pushes the weakness through the denial barrier and up to the surface consciousness.
Nakshatra Gandanta are believe to harm oneself, one's own parents, and
Rashi Gandanta are believed to harm the family overall
Tithi Gandanta broadly harms the parents. Tithi gandanta = final pada = final two ghatika of
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