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Amsha - Varga

अंश aṃśa

amsha - amja

varieties of aṃśa



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  • Hindi ans

Lagnamsha = lagnans

= Rashi of the indriya-lagna

E.g., if kundali indriya-lagna is Vṛścika, then Scorpionis in Dvadashamamsha -10 is called lagnamsha.

Planets placed in Lagnamsha activate the Lagna during their periods or the days ruled by them. Also, planets transiting lagnamsha activate the lagna.

For POTUS-43 Decision Points 1946- George W. Bush, the D-1 lagna = Kanya.

  • therefore, in GWB's D-12 which has a lagna of Mithuna,

  • Kanya = 4th dvadashamamsha = lagnamsha.

  • It is revealing that lagnamsha in GWB's D-12 which represents his parents = the protective, ritualized, habitual 4th dvadashamamsha containing Ketu-Kanya.

  • His parents were political gamers, king-makers. However, their focus was outward. In terms of providing security [4] they were somewhat absent, their attention being upon the exterior public performance, honor, praise, empowerments of material world.

  • GWB's father POTUS-41 All the Best 1924-2018 George HW Bush guidance figure for GWB, who admired his dad and worked to please him. However, within D-12 Surya-9 [guidance] is morally weakened in Kumbha. His dad had a long affair-du-coeur which disrupted the household when GWB was a child.

Vargottamsha = Vargotan = Vargotanya = Vargottama

= graha occupies the identical rashi in both the radix chart and any one of the varga charts

Exempli gratia, if radix Guru occupies Simha in both radix and navamsha, Guru is called "vargottamsha" .

The implication is strengthening, which is usually favorable.

In practice, these two (or more) identical amza will receive the same transits at the same time, and these two (or more) amza will be evoked by the same Vimshottari period lords at the same time. Therefore vargottamsha graha produce a double (or triple or more) empowerment, at the particular times that they are being stimulated by dasha time-lords or gochara visitors .

  • China-Dictator 1893-1976 Mao Ze Dong"Chairman Mao" was during his lifetime the Draconian leader of the most populous, poorest, and most punitively regulated country in the world. Mao has a (putative) Vargottamsha [uchcha] Shani (law, punishments, justice, social order, social balance, social justice, social reform) in D-1, D-3, D-4, D-7, D-9, D-10, D-12.

Parivartamsha * parivartans * parivartan

= two Graha which exchange the other's portions, thus exchange of signs

E.g., if Shani occupies Vṛścika and Kuja occupies Kumbha, the native enjoys the exchange of signs between Kuja and Shani. (read for Kuja and Shani as if they occupied their svakshetra.)

Uttamamsha * attamamza [uchcha ns

uttama * higher, superior, more northerly


= Graha which rules the indirya-agna

Example: Mesha indriya-lagna = lagnesha Kuja

Suryamsha = Surya's Portion, Surya's sector

the rashi in which Surya resides in D-1


if Sun occupies Kanya rashi in D-1, then Kanya rashi in the varga charts may be addressed as Suryamsha

Also, depending on the author and the topic, Surya's natural rashi which is Simha may be referred to as Suryamsha

  • Planets placed in Suryamsha activate Ravi during their periods or the days ruled by them.

Also, graha which are gochara via the Suryamsha can activate the Sun.

Gurvamsha = Guru's Portion, Guru's sector

the rashi in which Guru resides in D-1

Exempli gratia,

if Brihaspati occupies Leo in D-1, then Simha rashi in the varga is called Gurvamsha

Also, depending on the author, Brihaspati's natural rashi = Dhanus and Meena = sometimes called Gurvamsha.

  • Planets placed in Gurvamsha activate Guru during their periods or the days ruled by them.


Ketu 's Portion

the rashi in which Ketu resides in D-1


if Ketu occupies Taurus in D-1, then Vrishabha rashi in each varga is called Ketvamsha

Svamsha = the nakshatra of the navamsha lagna

(in older times when the nakshatra was challenging to calculate, older authorities refer to svamsha as the rashi of the navamsha lagna

Exempli gratia, if Karkata = the first navamsha, the rashi of Cancer gains special significance in the native 's life.

when discussing this person's varga charts Svamsha can be used as an alternative name for Cancer , or as an alternative name for the navamsha lagna.

" Swa" "self" . The rashi that matches the navamsha of the D-1 lagna = D-9 first bhava. Svamsha indicates that the true self is the product of one's priestly activities in parallel lives . Any planet occupying the Svamsha is more attuned to spiritual reality.


vaiśeṣika = pre-eminent

Vaisheshikamsha = in the best possible location

Usually, the best location for a graha = exalted + kendra, accepting the incoming drishti of benefics


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