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Yavana Jataka 1-9

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The second is one’s own form of the horās in the Yavanajātaka

1Those half portions of the zodiac signs in the circle of the zodiac signs are “horās.” Those forms and characteristics indicating various actions declared to be known from one’s own manner, I shall explain all those from the characteristics.
2Red garment illuminated like the Sun of Time, carrying in the hand a cutting weapon and fire, reddish and raised hair, golden earrings, fierce, a raised staff of Time for the sake of protection.
3But the first horā in Aries is the appearance of a man with a resounding roar from a thin and long mouth, mounted on a goat standing in the middle of a flock of ram and sheep commanding an army.
4Wearing a garland of skulls, a bow illuminated with arrows, the might of an elephant, bound with a half girdle, black garment, body adorned with serpents, armed with a sword and a shield, fierce appearance, and wearing a diadem.
5Having arrived at a forest together with swift thieves, one with a terrifying mouth hurls destruction cutting through the foremost summit of a mountain with bolts. Thinking on the slain and destroyed with the second in Aries.
6A foremost woman with a pitcher of cow’s milk and ghee having raised up, hand with an ax, horse-faced, pleasantly and playfully swinging, a garment of variegated colors, and a foot tinkles with anklets.
7Four-footed, body wrapped with cord, affected by thirst; state with a disposition towards eating, but beautiful plump breasts, large and beautiful hips, and a bright, pendant girdle is the first horā in Taurus.
8A woman engaged in weaving, pleasing to the eyes, intelligent, a pleasing woman with a yellowish complexion like campaka (yellow fragrant flowers), knowing the knowledge of medicinal plants and the practice of the 64 arts, and illuminated adorned with silken garments.
9One appears in a cow pen of farmers, related to the sacrifice of the body of Brahma like a woman in childbirth, fragrant powder from a garland of flowers, intoxicated with spirituous liquor, and spoken beauty is the second horā in Taurus.
10A man holding a vīṇā (East Indian lute), the color of a parrot’s tail-feather, garment hanging down, with artistic skill, charming nature listening (to music), dancing, and harmonious singing, and sitting in a cane-seat composing poetry.
11Fickle with women, character versed in desire, side bound in the embracing arms of a maiden, not very business-like, and much gentle speaking is much to be spoken of the first horā in the third (zodiac sign).
12A woman with charming motion illuminated with youth, a reddish-yellowish complexion, clever, grateful, detained by the leader of an army in an expansive war, and [wearing a] red garment and a red, pendulous necklace.
13A naked woman with raised arms being robbed cries, performed by thieves in a park, was bought back by a battle of arming one’s self. That is determined of the second horā in the third (zodiac sign).
14A woman holding in the hand a flower of a blooming lotus, standing in water, with a yellowish complexion of the color of yellow and fragrant flowers, an upper garment with ornaments of white moon-beams, and a body adorned with luminous necklaces and half necklaces.
15Remembering with the mind having hung on the branch of an aśoka tree in the middle of a pleasure garden with a beloved and a necklace dangling on the breasts girdled with bells is considered of the first horā in the fourth zodiac sign.
16A very white man in the middle of a pleasure garden leaning on a bright colored bow, [mangled text] neck, desirous, pleasing beauty opening the eyes with dalliance, held lotus, [mangled text] beloved.
17Variegated garment and ornament in a sinful action, coloring the body to accomplish a bright body like Cupid, and a purified body remembered with those harsh words from the enemy the second (horā) is determined in the fourth (Cancer).
18A man with the fierce form of a lion, courageous, illuminated, impetuous, disfigured ruler, with a raised tusk, and fatal like Yama (god of death) standing in the middle of a battle with thieves of the Niṣāda.
19Possessed of a bound quiver, desirous of palatable flavors, killing deer among the mountain caves, teeth like the lord of elephants, but a wounded and firm chest is the first horā to be declared in Leo.
20A man delighted with seizing, fierce, a drawn bow, a deer skin garment, a eunuch, wearing golden armor, a sensualist, and diffuse with hair one protects.
21Bald, teeth with a prominent gap, impassioned, touching genitals in a male or female, together with one’s own loud circle of thieves one screams in a desert is the second (horā) in the zodiac sign of the Sun (Leo).
22A prominent, black and white woman, charming, wise, wet with menstruation with dirty garments, thinking of delicate clothes, and intercourse with a male lover wishing for a son.
23Having leaned on a branch endowed with ripened fruit, one cries in the forest among women servants of Brahman. Destroyed cattle and wealth, a tall body, and abundant beauty is the first horā in the sixth (zodiac sign).
24That second gathered (horā) in the creation of Virgo is a man of white moonbeam knowing writing, pure and beautiful garland with blossomed lotuses with shining moonbeams, and handsome with teeth.
25[Missing text] It is recollected as a lover engaging with a beloved and possessed of speech, clever, and charming among arts and crafts, dance, tying garlands, and when handling a needle.
26But the first horā in Libra is a clever black and white man with mantra, holding a scale, [missing text], and steadfast in the five duties.
27Inside a market, bright and elegant garment, controller of grain, etc. and all sorts of coins, fist holding a dart, sword, and an arrow, and practicing a vow renouncing liquor.
28The second horā in Libra is a character of pitiless action, character of manly action, having large teeth, hating the performance of protection, and brightly colored arrows, knife, and a vile sword.
29A fist with hostile hitting of the walls of houses, curled hair, stained and shrivelled blanket of wool, crying among the markets, having jingled a bell, and one behaves towards others causing agitation of the people.
30But the first horā in the eighth is a man of fierce appearance, flaming intensity, very wrathful, extreme joy in the injurious, wearing a garland of purified gold, intent on war, and armor bound with serpents.
31Large teeth like Yama (the god of Death), fully developed red limbs and eyes, a lion with ample swords slays beings with poison and a cutting weapon like the fierce Maheśvara (The Great Lord) at the end of time.
32The second horā in the eighth is a woman with a black body, standing on level ground, with a poison mouth and hands she moves with a cutting weapon, battle, disease, and fear. The swelling, trembling, and the swinging of the injured by snakes.
33Neck clung with great serpents with the dreadful bile of poison, a girdle furnished with bells and a garland of gems, full of anger, disordered and terrible large teeth, bitten lower lip, and hostility and tumultuousness done.
34The [first] horā in Sagittarius is a man archer with a drawn bow, crowned with a glittering diadem, moon-faced, having a crown bound with gold, one attacks with a horse, and a protector of the sacrifice.
35Standing in tapas (penance) in a forest in which religious austerities are performed and among the peaks of mountains having slayed the race of the Dasyus (a class of evil beings). Accomplished in all desires joined to the performance of the body of Vedāṅga rituals, and wide eyes like lotuses.
36The second horā in Sagittarius is a woman with beautiful radiance, full of moving, pride, and dalliance, resembling gold, well-known with magic, skill with poisoned arrows, and clever advice.
37Redness with a spotless body and seated on a throne gazing at the most excellent covered box full of gems, etc. and gems from the ocean. With loud laughter one shines like Lakṣmī.
38But the first horā in Capricorn is a deformed, violent man with frightful large fangs, wearing a deerskin and armed with a club like Yama breaking union at the end of time.
39One guarding situated in water guards weapons, slaves, buffalos, and black grain, repudiating with those terrible thieves, and taking care of those devoted to foreigners and those devoted to Caṇḍālas.
40The second (horā) in Capricorn is a woman with dishevelled hair, a red face, and red arms and one foot; but those declare the remainder of her is black. She is pot-bellied and has ferocious teeth like a makara.
41A body covered with a garment of black antimony, [wearing] a strange demonic metal ornament entering the water, standing at the mouth of Vaḍavā; she raises her voice again and again.
42The first horā in Aquarius is a man resembling black collyrium, with frightful teeth, dirty, and [wearing] a garment of elegant leather making liquid made from those juicy sugarcanes.
43Art with desired abundance, hand art with abundance, a pitcher on the shoulder, thought of greed of this and longing of the characteristic of a pitcher, not subdued, hand with dice for gambling, and the desired defender.
44But the recollected second horā in Aquarius is a woman adorned with a silken garment, [wearing] a black garment, a grasped hand with a noose, wide open eyes like lotuses, and skilled in listening.
45Black and tall body with reddish and wild hair, abounding with a clever nature, destruction with intoxication surrounded by groups of the demons of the water, and the ruler in regards to the destiny with the time of night.
46But the first horā in Pisces is the best woman, loved by one crossed over situated in the ocean on a path, moon-faced, beautiful and white complexion, and trembling of arms and breasts, amorous play, and laughter.
47Surrounded by women seizing all hearts having crossed from the shore of the ocean, splendor with body ornamented with red garments, accomplishment of all aims, and free from affliction.
48But the declared second horā in Pisces is a woman with metal earrings made by the Piśāca, the body adorned a blue necklace with girdle-strings adorned with bells and also of the colors of the rainbow.
49The fierce Harantī with an upper garment made in the land of the Ābhīra and with blue garments shines forth with metal [carried] by wagons and feet, and indeed robbed by agitated thieves in the forest.
50But these horās by the Yavanas are interpreted thoughts, appearances, qualities, dwellings, and aims with those results with the appearance, characteristics, and ornaments of those illustrations; indeed, in the manner in which those are named of the objects.

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