Division of the zodiac signs of the horā ||3||
1Tamas when abounding from all sides is produced from water at the surface of the earth. Suddenly, from
that is the ascended divine manifesting luster with one’s own light.
2From that is commenced variegated time with the twelve divisions, known by the arranged combination of the zodiac signs from the planets united with the perfectly created world.
3Meṣa, Vṛṣa, Mithuna, Karkaṭa, Siṃha, Kanyā, Tulā, Vṛścikaka, Dhanvī, Makara, Kumbha, and Mīnau are the names of the zodiac signs.
4Aquarius is a human carrying a water-pot. Likewise, Gemini is a couple holding an Indian lute and a club. Pisces is a pair of fish. Sagittarius is a human with a bow and the body of a horse from behind. Capricorn (makara, a sea animal) is with the face of a black antelope. Virgo (a maiden) with a lamp standing in a boat. The remaining group of zodiac signs resemble one’s own name. A human holding a scale represents Libra.
5The head, the face, two arms, heart, stomach, hips, bladder, penis, a pair of thighs, two knees, two shanks, and two feet are the limbs of Time of the zodiac signs beginning with Aries.
6At the time of birth, it should cause to produce the limbs of men from the Man of Time. From the conjunction of the good and bad planets, those are nourished and also with calamities, [respectively].
7And also those are called Kriya, Tāvuru, Jutuma, Kulīra, Leya, Pāthona, Jūka, Kaurpika, Taukṣ a, Ākokera, Hṛ daya Roga, and Antya of Meṣa, etc.
8The names of the zodiac signs are declared by the ancient sages as ṛ kṣ a, rāśi, kṣ etra, or indeed, bha for the use of the same meaning.
9In the half of that, group of the twelve wheeled zodiac signs, from Leo is lorded by the Sun. Thus, from Cancer is it lorded by the Moon in the reversed order. Also, there are others from the position of those two.
10With the planets in the half from the Sun, those valiant, heroic, and rash are born. From the Moon, those gentle, benefic, and joined to good fortune are born.
11Mars, Venus, Mercury, the Moon, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Saturn, and Jupiter are the lords of the zodiac signs and of the nine portions (navāṃ śas) beginning at Aries, Capricorn, Libra, and Cancer.
12The wise should consider the arranged nativity combined with the lords of the zodiac signs. Without those, one is not able to go even a step into the great manual.
13Thus, the vargottama navāṃ śas situated in the first, middle, and end in the movable, etc. (movable, fixed, and dual, respectively) at birth cause the best in the family. The twelve portions begin with one’s own zodiac sign, etc.
14From that order are the lords of one’s own, fifth, and ninth zodiac signs of the drekkāṇas and of the horās are the Sun and Moon and the Moon and the Sun among those odd and even of the halves of the zodiac signs.
15Five, five, eight, seven, and five portions of the triṃ śāṃ śakas (thirtieth portions) of Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus are among the odd (zodiac signs). But among the even (zodiac signs), those are to be calculated in the reverse order.
16Aries, Scorpio, Gemini, Capricorn, Leo, Pisces, Libra, Taurus, Sagittarius, Cancer, Aquarius, and Virgo are the established lords of the saptāṃśas (seven portions).
17There are sixty (30’ portions) in a horā (lagna). There are thirty of those liptas (degrees) united with seventy-two of those cūḍ apadas. There are 1800 (minutes) with revolutions from one’s own zodiac sign.
18Those liptas to be understood of the lagna, etc. together with the enumerated of the vargas of one’s own zodiac sign, etc., the desired varga should be obtained from the divided of the 1800 (minutes of a zodiac sign).
19With those I shall explain the guṇa doṣas of those at length in the Naṣṭa Jātaka, from which there is the most evident and clear investigation of those with those.
20Beginning with Aries those are considered as malefic and benefic, male and female, and moving, fixed, and mixed body. They declare the junction at the end of the zodiac signs of Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio as the well-known gaṇḍānta.
21In gaṇḍānta, an unfit man brought into existence does not live from the mother and should be a slayer of one’s own family. If one lives, one should be a ruler of the earth with abundant elephants and horses.
22The east, etc. is with these three revolutions each with Aries, etc. among the directions. With those relating to journeys, etc., one should conjecture when it is to be done.
23Those born of the human, beastial, and scorpion and water in the mentioned order situated in the eastern direction, etc. are strong. In the night, beastial (zodiac signs) are strong. In the day, human (zodiac signs) are strong. In the junction, Capricorn, Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces are strong.
24Gemini, Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, Taurus, and Sagittarius are strong at night. Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius, Pisces, and Virgo are best in the other. Having excluded Gemini, those are back-rising. With Gemini those remaining are caused to rise with heads. Pisces, with both.
25Indeed with that united or aspected by one’s own lord, with the liked of that or also with Mercury or Jupiter, the zodiac sign is possessed of strength. Not if with those remaining.
26Tanu (1st house), Artha (2nd house), Sahaja (3rd house), Bāndhava (4th house), Putra (5th house), Ari (6th house), Strī (7th house), Vināśa (8th house), Puṇya (9th house), Karman (10th house), Āya (11th house), and Vyaya (12th house) houses are the lagna, etc. to be considered from the houses.
27Śakti (1st house), Dhana (2nd house), Pauruṣ a (3rd house), Gṛ ha (4th house), Pratibhā (5th house), Vraṇa (6th house), Kāma (7th house), and Dehavivara (8th house), Guru (9th house), Māna (10th house), Bhava (11th house), and Vyaya (12th house) are those other declared names.
28Those named are indeed the caturaśra (four-cornered) of the fourth and eighth houses, tapas of the ninth house, catuṣṭ aya, kaṇṭ aka, and kendra of the first, seventh, tenth, and fourth houses.
29But the names of the fourth (house) are Sukha, Jala, Pātāla, Bandhu, and Hibuka . The tenth (house)
is declared as the named Karman, Ājñā, Meṣūraṇa, and Gagana.
30The trikoṇa is of the ninth and fifth houses. Dhī is of the fifth house. Tritrikoṇa is of the ninth. Dyūna, Jāyā, Asta, and Jāmitra; this is named of the seventh house.
31Then those declare the sixth house is Ṣaṭkoṇa, the third is Duścikya, the twelfth house is Riḥpha, and the second named house is Kuṭumba.
32From the kendra, the other of the two are the paṇaphara and the named āpoklima. Further, in youth, adulthood, and old age with that order are those are giving the results of the planets among those.
33The sixth, tenth, eleventh, and third houses are declared as the named upacayas and those known as one’s own first, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth, eighth, and twelfth houses are known as the others.
34Leo, Taurus, Aries, Virgo, Sagittarius, Libra, and Aquarius of the Sun, etc., those are declared as the
35The exaltations of the Sun, etc. are Aries, Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, Cancer, Venus, and Saturn. The deepest exaltations, indeed, with that order in the manner mentioned are the portions of the indicated zodiac signs of one’s own exaltation…
36…are ten, three, twenty-eight, fifteen, five, twenty-seven, and twenty. The seventh zodiac sign from one’s exaltation should be the deepest debilitation from the portion.
37Pisces, Taurus, Aries, and Aquarius are declared as short. Gemini, Sagittarius, Cancer, and Capricorn are declared as medium. Scorpio, Virgo, Leo, and Libra are declared as long.
38Indeed, with these positioned from the lagna, indeed, beginning with the head those similar bodies are born and those are similar with those adjoined planets.
39The name of the direction of the lord of the house is the plava according to the Yavanas. From the effort is it declared situated in the plava of that, a sovereign should destroy enemies with quickness.
40But the colors of Aries, etc. should be red, white, green, pale-red, vary dark-red, pale-white, variegated, black, golden, yellow-red, variegated, and reddish-brown.
41The worshipped image of the lord of that in the color of the rising zodiac sign or the janman . Here, one slays enemies of Indra like the army of Indra in regards to the enemies of the divine.