1. 4. For the Indirect order group count from the rashi up to the lord of the rashi in the Indirect way.
2. 5. From the total deduct 1. The resultant number will be the years of the dasha.
3. 6. If lord of the rashi is in his own Rashi, give full 12 years.
4. 7. These rules apply to all Dashas except those of Scorpio and Aquarius, because Scorpio and Aquarius have two lords each. Scorpio's lords are Mars and Ketu and Aquarius' lords are Saturn and Rahu. For this reason, there are special rules for Scorpio and Aquarius.

#### Scorpio (Direct Counting) Lords of Scorpio are Mars and Ketu

Rule 1 : If Mars is in Scorpio and Ketu is placed in some other rashi, then ignore Mars and count up to Scorpio Direct way.

If Ketu is in Scorpio and Mars is elsewhere, then Ignore ketu and count up to Mars the Direct way.

Rule 2 : If both Mars and Ketu are in Scorpio then the dasha will be of 12 years.

Rule 3 : If both Mars and Ketu are not placed in Scorpio, then find out who is stronger of the two and then count up to that planet.

• The planet which is placed with more number of planets will be stronger.
• If both mars and Ketu are placed with equal number of planets, then which ever planet's degree is higher is stronger.
• If both Mars and ketu are alone, then the planet with higher degree is stronger.
• If they both have the same degree also then differentiate on the basis of minutes & seconds.

#### Aquarius (Indirect Counting)

Lords of Aquarius are Saturn and Rahu. The Calculation will be like Scorpio, however, there are two differences.

1. 1. The Lords will be Saturn and Rahu.
2. 2. The order for counting will be indirect.
 Example 1

#### Dasha order and Years(Direct-1, 2, 3 & 7, 8, 9; Indirect 4, 5, 6 & 10, 11, 12)

The Rashi in Lagna is Gemini, So the Mahadashas will move in the Indirect order.

Rashi

Dasha years

Dasha Counting

Gemini

4

-

Direct

Taurus

5

-

Direct

Aries

3

-

Direct

Pisces

4

-

Indirect

Aquarius

7

upto Saturn

Indirect

Capricorn

6

-

Indirect

Sagittarius

11

-

Direct

Scorpio

8

upto Mars

Direct

Libra

12

-

Direct

Virgo

11

-

Indirect

Leo

10

-

Indirect

Cancer

4

-

Indirect