Thursday, 19 February 2015

Scientific Evaluation of a Horoscope - Technical details



How to evaluate a Horoscope 

Now that the computers have become very popular and there are hardly anyone who is not conversant with its usage in the form of a Tablet, Desktop PC, Laptop, Smartphone or a simple Mobile Phone. Most of them use it for sending emails, voice calls, news reading online, browsing, net banking and participation in Social Media applications. And it is in this context that you can evaluate your own horoscope and get an idea of your future using software designed for these purposes which are available in plenty in the internet domain.


The basic data required as input for such software is your date, time and place of birth which you can feed into the software. The software will calculate the exact planet placement at the time of your birth and generate a zodiacal chart with all divisional charts as extended explanations.



The above chart contains information on where the individual planets are placed in the zodiac signs and the exact longitude of each of them. Obviously this does not make any sense to an ordinary person and you will have to approach a learned astrologer to evaluate these charts. To understand these charts there are easy ways. Using these longitudes of the planets, the software can calculate the strength of planets as shown below which are based on astrological axioms.

Planetary Dispositions:
Planet
Residential Strength
Good%
Bad%
Lifeless
Nature






Sun
89.63
75.19
8.26
16.56
Benefic
Moon
89.07
44.77
44.30
10.93
Benefic
Mars
37.37
7.42
17.98
74.60
Malefic
Mercury
30.07
4.64
25.44
69.93
Malefic
Jupiter
89.15
61.36
17.84
20.80
Benefic
Venus
71.97
32.30
21.49
46.21
Benefic
Saturn
82.69
29.92
31.58
38.50
Malefic
Rahu
66.71
29.94
19.92
50.14
Benefic
Kethu
66.71
13.24
32.10
54.66
Malefic






Net
69.26
33.20
24.32
42.48
Benefic

Using the above table you will get an idea of how potent your planets in the horoscope are and their nature and the extent to which it will give you good, bad or neutral behaviour.

The general rules followed in this respect are:

1. Benefic planets are always good proportionate to its residential strength.

2. Malefic planets when they are strong reduce the bad effects in proportion to the residential strength.

3. Weak malefic planets are always bad and can give one a lot of problems.

It will be advantageous to know the significations of each planet in our horoscope in brief.

Sun(Su): Self, individual, ego, soul, vitality, power, ambition, father, government.

Moon(Mo): Mind, emotions, memory, mother, females, general well being, moodiness.

Mercury(Me): Speech, profession, intelligence, education, writing, trade, astrology, wit.

Mars(Ma): Vigour, siblings, courage, sports, surgeons, war, fires, soldiers, arguments.

Venus(Ve) Love, desires, wife, marriage, luxuries, beauty, artists, vehicles, jewellery.

Jupiter(Ju): Knowledge, happiness, children, husband, luck, fortune, religion, law, guru.

Saturn(Sa): Sorrow, longevity, death, delays, discipline, wisdom from experience.

Rahu(Ra) Insatiable worldly desires, maternal relations, laziness, dullness.

Ketu(Ke): Spiritual desires, asceticism, paternal relations, liberation, unseen, wisdom.

And now it is important to know how these strengths and nature of the planets are going to affect your life in general. For that the software will use the calculated figures of planets as given above and prepare what is known a BhavaBala Chart. At this juncture you should know what each of the house of this chart signifies which are given below in brief.

1st House: Appearance, behaviour, birth, body strengths and weaknesses, fame, head, nature of a person, youth, prestige and honour.

2nd House: Family life, income, and wealth; ability to speak, food, eating, death, face and throat, mouth, right eye.

3rd House: Siblings (especially younger), valour, mental and physical skills, neck, hands, short travels, writing and written communication, the arts.

4th House: Mother, home life, education, emotions, houses, land, immovable property, chest.

5th House: Children, intelligence, creative abilities, artistic talents, advice and counsel, stomach and liver, discernment and discrimination.

6th House: Enemies, wounds , debts, health, lawsuits, anxieties, theft, maternal relations, middle abdomen.

7th House: Marriage, spouse, business partners, courtship, lower abdomen, trade, diplomacy.

8th House: Death, longevity, accidents, bankruptcy, inheritance, occult, mystery, plots, poison, external sexual organs and excretory organs.

9th House: Religion, father, preceptor, guru, foreign travel, previous good karmas, good fortune, affluence, wisdom, legs, thighs, hips, pilgrimages.

10th House: Career, profession, fame, commerce, authority, government, knees, material success, honours.

11th House: Income from career, gains, easy money, gifts, elder sibling, friends, calves, skins, ankles, wishes.

12th House: Expenditures, losses, confinement in prison, hospital or a monastery, foreign residence, moksha, feet, end of anything, comforts of the bed (sleep and sex).



Strength of Houses(BhavaBala Chart):
House
Description
Avg. Marks Scored
As Seen by Public
Minimum Score
1
Personality, Individuality, Head
64.53
66.34
60.38
2
Wealth, assets, family, speech, Face
75.54
77.66
70.69
3
Co-borns, confidants, courage, Hands and Shoulders
62.50
64.25
58.48
4
Happiness, comforts, pleasures, Heart & Lungs
70.23
72.20
65.72
5
Children, intelligence, mind, Upper Abdomen
77.18
79.35
72.22
6
Debts, Diseases, Enemies, Lower Abdomen
66.64
68.51
62.35
7
Marital Happiness, Small Intestine, Liver
73.12
75.17
68.42
8
Distresses in life, Colon, Kidneys, Genitals
63.98
65.78
59.87
9
Luck ,Fortune, Thighs
82.10
84.41
76.83
10
Career, Profession, Job Satisfaction, Knees
63.51
65.29
59.43
11
Gains, Returns from Career, Calf  and ankles
47.73
49.07
44.66
12
Wasteful Expenditure, Losses, Feet, Spirituality
65.46
67.30
61.26






Net strength
68.24
70.16
63.86

Higher strength for positive significations makes it more potent




Higher strength for negative significations negate the negatives (Debts, Diseases, Enemies, Losses etc.)




‘Minimum score’ is the absolute minimum strength below which it will never go in the entire period of your life while ‘Avg.Marks’ is the net average strength of individual houses for life. ‘As seen by Public’ is how you will be viewed by others who come into contact with you.

More details of what each house and planet signify is available in many websites which perhaps you can search if interested.

The strength of the houses will give you an indication of your success factor in matters signified by the houses.

Timing of Events:
There are Vimsottari Dasa and Narayana Dasa available for timing these strength of the planets or houses with sub division to narrow down the periods. I am giving below the examples.

Main Periods:

 Ven :  1932-01-04  -  1952-01-04 – Benefic with 71.97% strength
 Sun :  1952-01-04  -  1958-01-03 – Benefic with 89.63% strength
 Moon:  1958-01-03  -  1968-01-04 – Benefic with 89.07% strength
 Mars:  1968-01-04  -  1975-01-03 – Malefic with 37.37% strength
 Rah :  1975-01-03  -  1993-01-03 – Benefic with 66.71% strength
 Jup :  1993-01-03  -  2009-01-03 – Benefic with 89.15% strength
 Sat :  2009-01-03  -  2028-01-03 – Malefic with 82.69% strength
 Merc:  2028-01-03  -  2045-01-02 – Malefic with 30.07% strength
 Ket :  2045-01-02  -  2052-01-03 – Malefic with 66.71% strength.

In this horoscope though the native is currently running Saturn’s Period who is a malefic, he will not suffer much on account of the very good residential strength of the planet. The rule to be applied is

”Malefic planets when they are strong reduce the bad effects in proportion to the residential strength.”

Obviously the above native is unlikely to survive for his Mercury Period which is a weak malefic planet in the horoscope.

Should you so desire, you can also get the sub periods of each of the Main periods to narrow down the timings. For e.g. the current Saturn Period can be sub divided into 9 antardasas as shown below.

Sat MahaDasa:  2009-01-03  -  2028-01-03

  Sub periods in this MahaDasa:

  Sat :  2009-01-03  -  2012-01-06 - Malefic with 82.69% strength
  Merc:  2012-01-06  -  2014-09-15 - Malefic with 30.07% strength
  Ket :  2014-09-15  -  2015-10-25 - Malefic with 66.71% strength
  Ven :  2015-10-25  -  2018-12-25 - Benefic with 71.97% strength
  Sun :  2018-12-25  -  2019-12-07 - Benefic with 89.63% strength
  Moon:  2019-12-07  -  2021-07-07 - Benefic with 89.07% strength
  Mars:  2021-07-07  -  2022-08-16 - Malefic with 37.37% strength
  Rah :  2022-08-16  -  2025-06-22 - Benefic with 66.71% strength
  Jup :  2025-06-22  -  2028-01-03 - Benefic with 89.15% strength

And each of these sub periods can be further sub divided into 9 smaller periods and so on if you so desire and narrow down your timings to if necessary for even a particular day.

There is also another method of timing your events using Narayana Dasa wherein your time can be assessed based on the strength of the houses. Have a look at the following table in respect of this native.

 Main Periods:             From            To         Strength

 Virgo (1st House)      :  1946-05-10  -  1949-03-23 – 64.53%
 Sagittarius (4th house):  1949-03-23  -  1958-03-23 – 70.23%
 Pisces (7th house)     :  1958-03-23  -  1964-03-22 – 73.12%
 Gemini (10th house)    :  1964-03-22  -  1974-03-23 – 63.51%
 Aries (8th house)      :  1974-03-23  -  1976-03-22 – 63.98%
 Cancer (11th house)    :  1976-03-22  -  1987-03-23 – 47.73%
 Libra (2nd house)      :  1987-03-23  -  1994-03-23 – 75.54%
 Capricorn (5th house)  :  1994-03-23  -  2001-03-22 – 77.18%
 Taurus (9th house)     :  2001-03-22  -  2013-03-22 – 82.10%
 Leo (12th house)       :  2013-03-22  -  2018-03-22 – 65.46%
 Scorpio (3rd house)    :  2018-03-22  -  2025-03-22 – 62.50%
 Aquarius (6th house)   :  2025-03-22  -  2034-03-22 – 66.64%

And here again the main period can be further sub divided into 12 sub periods as shown below in respect of Leo Main period.

Leo Main Period:  2013-03-22  -  2018-03-22

  Sub periods in Leo Main period:

  Leo        :  2013-03-22  -  2013-08-21 – 65.46%
  Virgo      :  2013-08-21  -  2014-01-21 -   ?
  Libra      :  2014-01-21  -  2014-06-22 -   ?
  Scorpio    :  2014-06-22  -  2014-11-21 -   ?
  Sagittarius:  2014-11-21  -  2015-04-22 -   ?
  Capricorn  :  2015-04-22  -  2015-09-21 – 77.18%
  Aquarius   :  2015-09-21  -  2016-02-20 – 66.64%
  Pisces     :  2016-02-20  -  2016-07-22 -   ?
  Aries      :  2016-07-22  -  2016-12-21 -   ?
  Taurus     :  2016-12-21  -  2017-05-22 -   ?
  Gemini     :  2017-05-22  -  2017-10-21 -   ?
  Cancer     :  2017-10-21  -  2018-03-22 – 47.73%

You can associate the strength of the houses to the respective sub periods as shown above. I leave it to readers to fill out the strengths omitted to be entered in the above table as an exercise. To get to know more about Narayanadasa, it is available on the internet.

Using the strength of planets you can also evaluate the Yogas present in a horoscope rather than accepting that every Yoga has a 100% strength. In this horoscope there is what is known as Dhurudhara Yoga which happens when there are planets on either side of Moon, i.e the 12th and 2nd house from the Moon. Here we have Mars and Jupiter on either side of the moon and to calculate the strength of the yoga you can take the average strength of Jupiter, Moon and Mars which is 71.86%.

See how easy it is to evaluate a horoscope using Software designed for this purpose. Those who do not own one can always contact me by email tmramachandran@hotmail.com and I will email to you the evaluations as detailed above based on your birth details. Naturally, it will be a paid service.

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Ramachandran Nambissan T.M dated 20 Feb 2015.



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