see also: shastiamsha table of 1800 portions
Woodcut from the 16th century History of the Nordic peoples, by Olaus Magnus, supposedly depicting the astronomical clock in Uppsala Cathedral (Sweden).
**Accuracy of divisional charts depends entirely on accuracy of birth time.**
Varga charts can be exceptionally useful.
However, if accurate birth time is not available, divisional charts are misleading, and should be ignored.
|the D-60 varga = distinguishable from the Shastiamsha table of 60 portions within one 30-degree rashi|
BPHS Chapter 6: Shloka 33-41 .
Shashtiamsha (1/60th part of a Rashi, or half a degree each)
"To calculate the Shashtiamsha Lord:
In odd Rashi the names of Shashtiamsha are:
60. Chandra-Rekha (InduRekha).
The reverse is the order for even Rashi
Graha in benefic Shashtiamsha produce auspicious,
while the opposite is true in case of Graha in malefic Shashtiamsha."
"Field of Psychic Expectation for Specific Matters of Total Life Destiny
-- BPHS Ch. 7, Shloka 8
"The bhava whose lord is in a malefic Shashtyamsha will diminish, so say Garga and others."
|Auspicious placement: atmakaraka in the Shastiamsha lagna||
Each of the varga will aid verification of the birth time. One important
predictor can be the presence of atmakaraka in the D-60 shastyamsha
lagna. Atmakaraka (found in both Parashari and Jaimini traditions) is
the graha which holds the highest degree compared to the other seven
If the nativity shows a promise of social distinction, note the characteristics of the atmakaraka-graha residing in the D-60 shastyamsha lagna to find a keynote of the native's life narrative and contribution to society.
USA Pres-29, Warren G. Harding seemed to many as an unlikely businessman, and a seriously flawed president. His own political party considered his decision-making style (or lack of it) to be a serious public-image liability.
Yet, Harding's pattern of argumentation, rationalization, instruction, explanation, and description emerges via atmakaraka Budha.
atmakaraka Budha not only occupies the career-promoting 10th navamsha but also - crucially - Budha sits in the Shashtyamsha Dhanushya lagna inspirational speeches, public ritual, preaching).
Harding had brief careers in teaching and sales (Budha) before becoming a newspaperman (Budha). His speech style was roguish and very plebian (vargottamsha Rahu Budha's own Kanya, rashi of the working classes).
Notoriously he fabricated his own words (Rahu) and spoke them with vehemence and passion (Rahu). He was the laughing stock of the educated urban classes but similar to USA Pres-43 George W. Bush his chronic malapropisms (Budha + Shani) gave him an aura of rural credibility.
His sexual dalliances (Budha, compounded by neechcha Shukra in Budha's rashi Kanya + Rahu) threatened to create some serious trouble for his career but the spin-doctors (Budha) were able to control the press (Budha) quite successfully. He died at the hands (Budha) of an incompetent physician (Budha).
|Evaluating retrograde graha||
One use of D-60 is to determine whether a retrograde planet will give fruits or not.
Retrograde planet results are normally delayed, but not denied.
If the graha falls into a malefic Shashtyamsha, it is considered that negative karma is operating i.e. there is a need for payback.
In the case of negative Shashtyamsha position it becomes more likely that results of the graha will be delayed or denied denied.
|D-60 shows unpaid debt from past lives which affects the social dignity in the current life.||
Humiliation? Respect? Humble station or high ? Use or misuse of social-regulatory power.
One use of D-60 is to determine whether a retrograde planet will give fruits or not. Retrograde planet results are normally delayed, but not denied. However if there is significant karmic requirement for payback through the retrograde planet, then it becomes more likely that results are truly denied.
Shashtiamsha: karmic underbelly of magnificent graha
D-60 may reveal the downside of an otherwise excellent-looking radix planet. It is common to see the exalted planets of morally corrupt political dictators and apparently successful thieves, as being quite devastated in the D-60. This situation indicates that a temporarily powerful person will endure a tragic fall from power.
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