Introduction – By the entry of “Arabians” I will call the yavan. (As they are called in astrology) their entry into India had huge impact over Vedic astrology too and they gave us some new methods in astrology namely as solar return that we all know and use too, it is a fantastic method used in Vedic astrology now and it works so much accurately but by their entry into India something has been manipulated too, and that was divisional chart as considered in Vedic astrology, the method that we are using right now of making divisional charts are in vogue and it works perfectly but it is not what our sages have propounded, while reading “Falit Vikas” of “Pt. Ramyatna Ojha”, “Jatkadeshmarg” of “Pt. Gopesh Kumar Ojha” and “Jaimini Mukta” of “Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra” I get to know that the method we use are not Vedic method of casting divisional chart but they are modified by others views and as we know that in ancient times books were not published they were kept in form of notes in hand written copies so when they got published so many things that was not genuine and you will get to see about these type of things in so many great classical books like “Brihat Parashara Hora Sastra” you will get to know that so many of things was not actually said by the sage but have been added, manipulated, modified later in hand written copies and then published and people are getting not the right or we can say complete data, the same with the calculations of divisional charts, they have been changed into the time of “Varahamihira” and he have changed the thing in his book “Brihatjatak” and he also took the favor of the yavan people, and because the change have been made on very ancient time thus all the rules and have been based on that and new books also gave the calculation of divisional charts in the same way as Varahamihira gave in his book. Thus the traditional method are tested and have been used in India from thousands of years and the 2 eminent authors “Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra and Pt. Gopesh Kumar Ojha” after knowing about these ancient method still in their books on astrology (which they have written for beginner’s) have gave the traditional method not the ancient method of sages, this shows that they knew the technique but they also know that all the astrological books Viz “Brihatjatak” “Faladeepika” “Saravali” have given the rules based on the new method so it should be studied but as per my own view we should also have to know our real method given by sages due to two main reason first by knowing them we can have more scope for research in astrology as I know that using divisional in astrology is quiet a much difficult work and I am of firm opinion that if the method of sages be used then the work will be more easy and result be more accurate and secondly this will also give us some clues to interpretation of some rules in astrology that are must to be understood in order to learn astrology completely,
Background – Our sages have taught us that in astrology there are basically 10 divisional that are mainly used in a nativity, they are D1, D2, D3, D7, D9, D10, D12, D16, D30, and D60. Under these 6 main and most essential divisions that must be considered are D1, D2, D3, D9, D12 and D30. And before giving any judgement we have to completely check the all these charts. Under all these 10 divisions, the method of casting of D2, D3 and D30 have been changed, so let me here tell you what are the method of calculating these charts in the times of sages.
The main question that arises is that why no other planet have their sign being used in D2 and why sun and moon don’t have their sign in D30 why, because it have been changed in our Vedic culture they were there, let me start with D2 as D1 is basic chart there can be no change in making that,
Hora – the shloka in “Vriddhakarika” of “Jaimini Stutra” states a shloka that:-
The half part of a sign is called hora, there are 24 horas, in which the signs Aries to Pisces gets repeated Twice. Thus calculating this way in all 12 signs there become 24 horas, the cycle from Aries to Pisces get repeated 2 times and hora circle completes, based on this the hora chart becomes like.
|0 -15 degree||1||3||5||7||9||11||1||3||5||7||9||11|
Dreshkan – The “Vriddhakarika” over “Jaimini Sutra” states that:-
1/3 part of a sign is Dreshkan in this way for 12 signs there are 36 Dreshkan, they should be counted in order from Aries to Pisces 3 times, thus calculating this method the D3 table will be,
The calculation of D7, D9. D12 is as same in both the methods but for the sake of convenience let me also make their chart,
Saptamsha – D7- chart in Odd signs they start from the same sign and in even signs they start from 7th sign therein
Navamsha – D9- chart in Movable sign they start from the sign itself in fixed sign they start from 9th sign therein and in mutable signs they start from 5th sign therein.
|Signs||Ar, Le, Sg||Ta, Vi, Cp||Ge, Li, Aq||Ca, Sc, Pi|
Dwadsamsha – D12- chart in all the signs the D12 chart is counted from the same sign therein.
Trisamsha – D30- Trisamsha is 1/30th division of a sign, this is different from the tradition popular today, in ancient times it was of 1 degree each as it is with all other divisional chart, a sign of 30 degree divided by 30 thus gives 1 and one the same basis 1 degree for each D30, this is also stated in “saravali”
These were the 6 divisions in their original form as stated by our great sages, all other divisions remain the same in their computation, and I presented the real method because I think it can be more accurate and precise in prediction if used.