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The Circle of Quarters
1An omen crying in the East which happens to be ‘Tranquil’ indicates the arrival of an officer of the king, the gaining of honour and the acquisition of excellent jewels and objects .
2If it is in the second division (Kosadhyaksha’s), it indicates the gain of gold and the accomplishment of the desired object; if in the third (Agnijeevi), there will be the gain of weapons, wealth or areca nuts.
3If it is in the fourth division, one will meet a Brahmin friend, and one who worships the sacred fire daily; if in the S. E. corner (5th), one will see one’s servants or mendicants and get gold and iron (weapons).
4If it is in the first division of the South (6th), one will meet a prince, accomplish one’s undertaking and get the desired object if in the next division (7th). one will get a wife, acquire virtues, mustard seeds, and barley com.
5If it is in the 4th division from S. E. corner (8th), one will recover the lost article; and a traveler will reap whatever fruit has been fixed in respect of “Journey”.
6If it is in the right South t9lh), the purpose of one’s journey will be fulfilled, and one will get peacocks, buffaloes and cocks ; if in the second division (10th) from the South, one will come in contact with bards, dancers and the like and enjoy happiness and satisfaction.
7If is in the next division (11th), one will come in contact with fishermen, come by fishes, birds and the like; if in the next (12th), one will see a recluse and get cooked food and fruits.
8If it is in S. W. (13ih), one will get a wife, a horse, ornaments, messenger (envoy) and a letter; if in the next (14th), he will have the sight of hides and cobblers and get leathern ai tides.
9If it is in the 3rd division from S. W. (15th), there will be the sight of a monkey, an ascetic or a Buddhist monk; if in the next (16th), one will come by fruits, flowers or ivory articles.
10If it is in the West (17th), one will get marine products, gems, beryl, or jeweled articles; if in the next (18th), he will come in contact with foresters, hunters or thieves, and get meat.
11If it is in the next division (19th), one will meet rheumatic patients and get sandal-wood or Aguru; if in the next (20th), one will get weapons or books and have contact with those living by them; soldiers or weapon-makers, or authors or book sellers.
12If it is in the N. W. (21 sth, one. will get an effervescent thing, chowries or blankets and meet a merchant; if in the next (22nd), he will get earthen vessels or drums and such other musicals instruments, and paeet bards. (According to the commentator, nude preceptor).
13If it is in the 3rd division from N. W. (23rd), one will meet one’s friend and acquire money; if in the next (24th), he will obtain cloths or a horse and meet a beloved person or a friend.
14If it is in the North (25th)» one will obtain curds, rice or fried grains arid meet a Brahmin; if in the next (26th), he will come by wealth and meet a trader.
15If it is in the next division (27th), one will come into contact with a courtesan, a celibate, or a slave, and obtain white flowers and fruits; if in the next (28th), he will meet a painter and get clothes of varied colours.
16If it is in the N. E. (29th), one will come in contact with a worshipper of a deity, and get corn gems or a cow; if in the next (30), i. e., the first division of the East, he will get clothes and meet a harlot.
17If it is in the next (31st), one will meet, a dyer and get aquatic products; if in the next (32nd), he will meet elephant-drivers and obtain wealth or an elephant.
18This Cycle of Quarters divided into, 32 parts is applicable to the construction of houses as well. On account of omens appearing inside in the 8 spokes and the hub of the cycle, the effects are to be varied in 9 ways.
19When a tranquil omen appears at the hub of the cycle, the person will meet relatives or friends and have great mental satisfaction; when at the eastern spoke, he will get red silk or clothes and meet a king.
20When it is at the S. E. spoke, he will meet a weaver, a carpenter, a labourer, a horse or a charioteer and obtain articles made by them or he will get a horse.
21When it is at the Southern spoke either in the part of the hub, or of the rim, he will come in contact with meritorious men and obtain religious merit.
22When it is at the S. W. spoke, he will meet a cow, a sportsman or a Kapalika monk, and obtain a bull, black gram, horse-gram and he like and also food.
23When it is at the Western spoke, he will meet husbandmen, and obtain marine articles, a kind of gem called glass, fruits or wine.
24When it is at the N. W. spoke, he will see a load-bearer, a carpenter or a mendicant and will get Tilaka, Naga and Punnaga flowers.
25When it is at the Northern spoke, it indicates gain of wealth and meeting with a devotee of Lord Vishnu and those clad in yellow robes.
26When it is at the N. E. spoke, a lady observing a religious vow will come within sight, and there will be a gain of steel, weapons and gongs.
27-28If there be an omen in any of the points, viz., the South, the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th of the West and the 2nd of the North, the journey will have very little good effect, while in other points, it will be splendid. In the inner circle of the hub, one will bestow beneficial effects, if it is in any of the six spokes; but in the N. Western and S. Western spokes, it will make the journey beset with troubles.
29The effects enumerated above refer only to ‘Tranquil’ quarters; I shall now expound those pertaining to the ‘Burning’ ones: An omen in the ‘Burning’ East, causes danger from the sovereign and contact with one’s foes.
30One in the next point causes loss of gold and threat to goldsmiths; in the 3rd, loss of wealth, quarrel and clash of arms.
31One in the 4th division engenders danger from fire; in the S. E. corner (5th), danger from thieves; in the next division (6th), loss of wealth, and death of a prince.
32One in the 3rd division from S. E. (7th) causes: the abortion of one’s wife; in the next (8th) ruin (death) of gold vendors (goldsmiths) and sculptors (painters), and clash of arms.
33An omen occurring in the 5th ‘Burning’ division (9th from the above corner) produces danger from the King, brings about pestilence and the sight of a dead body; in the next (10th), danger from (or to) musicians and acrobats.
34An omen in the 7th Division from the corner (i. e. 11th) which is ‘Burning’ causes danger from fishermen and fowlers (or to them?); in the next (12th), destruction of food and trouble from naked monks.
An omen in the South-western coftief (13th) which happens to be ‘Burning’ causes quarrel, flow of blood and clash of weapons; in the first diviskm of the West (14th), destruction of leathern articles and threat to (or from?) cobblers.
35An omen in the South-western corner (13th) which happens to be ‘Burning’ causes quarrel, flow of blood and clash of weapons; in the first division of the West (14th), destruction of leathern articles and threat to (or from?) cobblers.
36An omen in the next division (15th) that is ‘burning’ causes fear from (or to?) recluses and Buddhist monks; in the next (16th), threat of starvation; in the West (17th), danger from rain; in the next (18th), peril from (or to?) dogs and thieves.
37An omen in the next quarter (19th) leads to destruction by storm; in the next (20th), to danger from those that live by weapons (soldiers) and books (authors or sellers); in the N. W- (21st), to the loss of books; in the next (22nd), to danger from poison, thieves and wind.
38An omen in the next “Burning” quarter (23rd) brings about loss of money, and strife with one’s own friends; in the next (24th), death from a horse (or of ones’ horse) and danger from (or to?) the priest.
39An omen in the north (25th) causes theft of, one’s cattle and hit from weapons; in the next (26th), ruin from a caravan and loss of wealth; in the next (27th), trouble from dogs, Vratya Brahmins, slave! And harlots.
40An omen in the division (28th) previous causes trouble to one’s coloured cloths and from painters; one in the N. E. (29th), peril from fire and corruption of noble ladies.
41An omen in the division next to the above (30th), produces grief and death of one’s wife ; one in the next (31st), danger from dyers (washer-men) and perfumers.
42An omen in the last (32nd) division of the circle causes trouble from elephant-drivers, and death of one’s elephants (or one’s own death through an elephant). An omen stationed inside in the Eastern spoke that is ‘Burning’ causes undoubtedly the demise of the wife.
43-45An omen appearing in the Southeastern spoke that is ‘Burning’ indicates clash of arms and outbreak of fire, and causes the destruction of horses and danger from artists; one in the Southern spoke leads to the destruction of meritorious deeds; in the Southeaster spoke, to death from fire, sudden attack of rufians; in the Western spoke, to danger from workers, in the N.W. spoke, to the death of donkeys and camels; and to peril from cholera and poison to mankind; one in the Northern spoke, to troubles to the estate and Brahmins; in the N. E. spoke, to mental affliction, trouble from rustics and cowherds. An omen in the hub that is “burning” causes one’s own death.