Vedic Astrology Lesson 55
The Afflictions of Horary and
Let us define some
concepts in the most difficult of all sciences, Astrology.
Half Lunation is Karana. (
Thithy Ardham Karanam Proktham )
A lunation is 12 degrees and
hence a half lunation is 6 degrees of arc.
Vishti Dosha is the Half
Lunation happening in the first half of Full Moon, Poornima in the bright
the Half Lunation of the
14th Lunation, Chathur Dasi in the Dark Fortnight
This half lunation is
negative and should be eschewed for all Horary and Electional hours.
The Lunations 4,9 and 14 are
rejected for all horary and electional hours, as they are inauspicious. They
are called Riktha.
The 8th Lunation, Ashtami,
is also inauspicious.
Lada Vaidhrutha Dosha
Find out the Star which
corresponds to the Lada Vaidhrutha. If the Horary or Electional Time falls on
this star, this Dosha will be there.
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Lada Vaidhrutha Dosha =
173.5 - Long Sun
Gandantha is the last 15
nadis ( 1 Nadi = 24 minutes ) of Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces. This time is considered inauspicious
.889 degrees is duration of
this Dosha and this Dosha occurs in certain regions of the 27 stars. This
Visha Dosha is to be renounced for all Horary and Electional Hours. If
this occurs in the Horary Chart, it indicates fear due to poison.
Sarpa Mastaka Dosha
If the Total Longitude falls
in between 220 degrees and 226.666, it is Sarpa Masthaka Dosha. This period is
to be renounced for all Horary and Electional Hours.
Ushna Shikha Dosha
From Aswathi, after 7.5
nadis, the next 7.5 nadis, from Bharani after 55 nadis ( 24 minuts ), 5 nadis,
from Karthika, after 21 nadis,nine nadis are Ushna Shikha Dosha. This time is
to be eschewed for all horary and electional hours.
In both Electional and
Horary Astrology, these times are to be renounced.
These are the Doshas which
are described by the following verse.
Visha Nadika cha
Ladargalam Vaidhrutha Saarpa Sheershe
These are part of the Nine
Afflictions or Nava Doshas of Jyothish Mahasamudra, the Infinite Ocean
of Astrology. There are other afflictions or Doshas which are to be renounced.
Selecting an auspicious time
is the task of Electional Astrology and deciphering the heavenly codes
in the Horary Chart is the function of Horary Astrology. Intuition and
experience alone can pave the way for correct prognostication.
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