Ashtaka varga ||53||

1In order to evaluate the auspicious and inauspicious effects in day-to-day life due to planetary transits, Yavanacharyas have explained AshtakaVarga (which are detailed below).
2The sun’s ashta kavarga. The Sun contributes benefic dots in his Ashtaka Varga, as under. From his own self in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Signs; from Mars and Saturn in similar Signs; from the Moon in the 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th Signs; from Jupiter in the 5th, 6th, 9th and 11th Signs; from Venus in the 6th, 7th and 12th Signs; from Mercury in the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Signs and from the Ascendant in the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 10th, 11th and 12th Signs.
3The moon’s ashtaka varga. The Moon contributes benefic points in her AshtakaVarga, as under. In the 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th Signs from the Sun; in the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th and 11th Signs from her position; in the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th and 11th Signs counted from Mars; in the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th Signs counted from Mercury; in the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th Signs from Jupiter; in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th Signs counted from Venus; in the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 11th Signs from Saturn and in the 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th Signs counted from the ascending Sign.
4The ashtaka varga of mars. Mars in his AshtakaVarga drops auspicious points in the various Signs from the various planets and Ascendant, as denoted below. From the Sun in the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th and 11th Signs; from the Moon in the 3rd, 6th and 11th Signs; from his own position in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th 8th, 10th and 11th Signs; from Mercury in the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 11th Signs; from Jupiter in the 6th, 10th, 11th and 12th Signs; from Venus in the 6th, 8th, 11th and 12th Signs; from Saturn in the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Signs and from the ascending Sign in the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th Signs.
5The ashtaka varga of mercury. Auspicious points are contributed by Mercury in his AshtakaVarga, as under: From the Sun in the 5th, 6th, 9th, 11th and 12th Signs; from the Moon in the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th and 11th Signs; from Mars and Saturn in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th Signs, from his own self in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Signs; from Jupiter in the 6th, 8th, 11th and 12th Signs; from Venus in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th and 11th Signs and from the ascending Sign in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th and 11th Signs.
6The ashtaka varga of jupiter. Jupiter’s AshtakaVarga gains auspicious points, as under. From the Sun in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Signs; from the Moon in the 2nd, 5th 7th, 9th and 11th Signs; from Mars in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th 10th and 11th Signs; from Mercury in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th and 11th Signs; from his own self in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th Signs; from Venus in the 2nd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th Signs; from Saturn in the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 12th Signs and from the ascending Sign in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th Signs.
7The ashtakavarga of venus. Mark benefic dots in the following places. From the Sun in the 8th, 11th and 12th Signs; from the Moon in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th Signs; from Mars in the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 9th, 11th and 12th Signs; from Mercury in the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th and 11th Signs; from Jupiter in the 5th 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Signs; from his own self in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Signs; from Saturn in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Signs and from the ascending Sign in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th and 11th Signs. This is called the AshtakaVarga of Venus.
8The ashtaka varga of saturn. Saturn’s AshtakaVarga is prepared by inserting benefic dots in places, as denoted below. From the Sun in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th Signs; from the Moon in the 3rd, 6th and 11th Houses; from Mars in the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th 11th and 12th Signs; from Mercury in the 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Signs; from Jupiter in the 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th Signs; from Venus in the 6th, 11th and 12th Signs; from his own self in the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 11th Signs and from the ascending Sign in the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th Signs.
9-10The places mentioned above are auspicious for the various planets and the others are inauspicious. Planets transiting Signs with more benefic dots will reveal auspicious results, while inauspicious results will come to pass in case of transits in Signs with less benefic dots. Benefic results will be predominant, if these Signs happen to be exaltation, own, friendly etc. and malefic effects will be ordinary. Similarly in debilitation/inimical Signs, malefic results will be more and benefic effects will be ordinary. In giving transit effects, the Sun and Mars will be effective, while in the beginning of the Sign, Jupiter and Venus, while in the middle of the Sign and lastly Saturn and the Moon, while in the end of the Sign. Mercury is effective in his transit through the whole Sign.