There are 16 Vargas (sub divisions) of
ascendant and planets in Vedic astrology,
to pin point any prediction and making
difference between nativities. Planets stay
at a sign for a long time and even ascendant
rises about two hours. Several births took
place in this duration. We can differentiate
every birth by the use of Varga charts.
Most of them calculated on the basis of
successive counting making equal division
equal to as desired division, starting from
the sign Aries or sign itself. But there is
often more than one method in vogue
to calculate such divisions, resulting in
Often astrologers favour its scientific
nature. The entire astrological theme and
its mechanism, even our whole cosmos
work in a regular and systematic order.
So the methods of calculating certain
astrological figure must be logical and in
proper order. According to the preferential
methodology, simply multiply the Rasi
figure by the numerical digit equal to
desired division and make the resultant
figure within the range of zodiac.
A divisional chart mostly describes the
result of house mainly, for which it is
known by the name. Such as Drekkana
chart carries the significance of 3rd house
since it is a result of 3rd division of a sign.
The 2nd division Hora which is meant
for wealth (2nd house stands for wealth),
Saptamsa the 7th division is for conception
(7th house stands for cohabitation),
Dasamsa is for occupation (10th house
stands for occupation), Trisamsa is meant
for ill health or misfortune, when we
allotted one degree (30th division of a sign)
to each house from ascendant, it falls at
6th house that is known for ill health.
Similarly Shodashamsa is for vehicle and
other divisions also work following this
basic natural method.
Hora, Drekkana and Trisamsa divisions
are very important divisions. But these are
victims of uncertainty obtained from the
mixture of calculation methods.
Here the methods of Hora, Drekkana and
Dwadasamsa division have been discussed:
The Hora is 2nd division of a sign each
of 15 degrees and known for wealth as 2nd
house represents wealth in a horoscope.
There are various methods and way of
calculating Hora chart. We cannot discuss
each of them here but we are talking only
two mentioned in Parashar Hora. One
of them supported by Varah Mihir and
in vogue nowadays. This Hora of Varah
divides a sign in two parts of Sun and Moon
and ignoring sign at all. The logic behind
this type of Hora is available in the version
of Parashar Hora. The second method is
also in the same book, which suggests Hora
of sign, continuously reckoning from sign
Aries repeating every sign two times. The
second method is Vedic method and fit at
practical ground too. Related verses are
तत्क्षेत्र तस्य खेटस्य राशेर्यो यस्य नायकः।
सूर्योद्धोविषमे राशै समे तद्विरीवकम्।।
पितरश्चन्द्रहोरेशा देवा सूर्यस्य कीर्तिताः।
राशेरार्ध भवेदधोरा ताश्चतुर्विशतिः स्मृता।।
मेषादि तासां होयणां परिवृत्तिद्धयं भवेत्।।
The greatest authority of astrology is in
confusion! Which one is correct method!
This question does not stand before such great sage. We find many old scriptures
of Vedic culture as contaminated so we
can say that astrological literature may be
also haphazard mixture of Yavana's view
and other. The line of above Sloka that is
under lined may be corrupt. If it is not so,
probably other hidden meaning of this line
is same as next sloka. First observe the
Hora table of signs of both views together.
Brackets are showing view of Varah as per
| Taurus||3(4) ||4(5)|
| Gemini ||5(5)||6(4)|
| Cancer ||7(4)||8(5)|
| Leo ||9(5) ||10(4)|
| Virgo ||11(4) ||12(5)|
| Libra ||1(5) ||2(4)|
| Scorpio ||3(4) ||4(5)|
| Sagittarus ||5(5) ||6(4)|
| Capricorn ||7(4) ||8(5)|
| Aquarius ||9(5) ||10(4)|
| Pisces ||11(4) ||12(5)|
Now observe the sign involving in the Hora
of Vedic method in the Sun and Moon Hora
as per Varah method of Hora.
Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra,
The owner of these signs is Venus, Mercury
and Saturn. All of them are mutually
friends and become mutual Yogakarak in
the ascendant ruled by each other and all
of them either are female or hermaphrodite
Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio,
The owner of these signs is Mars, Sun,
Moon and Jupiter. All are mutually friend.
All of them are male planet except Moon. So
perhaps Maharishi Parashar called these
signs by a single name of Sun and Moon
making two groups of planet in a literary
way but misunderstood later.
Here we must consider their signs and not
planets since divisions are only possible
of signs not of a planet. There is another
controversy which arises when we ignore
Hora of signs that is the theory obtaining
‘Parijatadi Sanjya’ in Shada Vargas (group
of six divisions) or in Dasa Vargas (group of
ten divisions) became defunct because we
have ignored an important division of Hora.
This is also a strong argument against
popular division of Trisamsa (D-30).
Here we must keep in mind that we should
ignore the idea of calculating Vimshottari
Dasa based on Moon's longitude in
divisional charts. This will be too much
as there are several divisional charts and
become unbearable in the presence of so
many Ayanamsa. Secondly interpretation
of Dasa also depends upon the lordship
of houses besides of planets placement in
particular house. But lordship of houses
is not recommended in divisional charts
except divisional ascendant. The methods
of calculating houses are only possible
in Rasi chart. So we can take divisions
of each house like ascendant but this
method cannot include all the twelve signs
in a divisional chart. If we adopt equal
house division method it will defunct
other methods of calculating houses
and also concept of Chalit chart. It also
ignores longitude of mid heaven that is an
important factor. So we cannot accept the
idea of equal house division.
So observe the impact of Dasa (based on
Rasi Moon) of a planet in Hora chart only
with placement of it in a particular house
within other influences.
Chart 1: Bill Gate:
Born October 28,
1955 at 21h 21m (8
hours West of GMT)
at 47N36, 122W20,
Balance of Dasa is Saturn 2 year 10
months 27 days The peak of his wealth graph came during
1999-2002 when Microsoft stock was at
his apex. He was under the impact of sub
period of Mercury and Ketu under the
major period of Venus.
The Venus is well posited with sign
depositor Moon in the Hora ascendant as
per system of Varah but the sub period
lords Mercury and Ketu in the 12th house
are not good within affliction at all, making
2-12 relationship with major dasa lord
According to Vedic system of Hora, Hora
ascendant Virgo is within the aspect of its
lord Mercury. The major Dasa lord Venus
is well posited in the 9th house in his own
sign. Lord of sub period, the Mercury is
Hora lord and in the 7th house and Ketu
is in the 11th house This is massive over
Hora of Varah.
Chart 2: Dhirubhai Ambani :
Born December 28, 1932 at 6h.37m at Chorwad,
India (21N01, 70E14), Ayanamsa-Lahiri
Balance of Dasa- Venus 8y 3m 28days He arose during the year 1965 to 1981
when he was under the influence of Rahu Dasa. His successful ventures the Reliance
Textiles was started by him in 1966 when
Rahu - Rahu was in operation.
According to Varah Hora, Rahu is posited in
the 12th house within malefic influence of
Mars in debility, Saturn and waning Moon.
It cannot provide grand success.
According to Vedic system, Hora lord Sun
in the Hora ascendant within the aspect of
Jupiter is very good. The Dasa lord Rahu
posited in the 6th house with planet in
exaltation is more over within the aspect of
benefic. The 2nd,6th and 11th house stand
for monetary gain in a horoscope. The 6th
house also stands for loan. So selling out
of shares is a modern form of it. Loan pays
interest and shares pays profit. The Rahu
in the 6th house in Hora chart can explain
all of this very well.
Try following tips with Vedic Hora chart
using Lahiri Ayanamsa
Calculate the Sign, Tithi and Yoga for Hora
chart through simply multiplying Rasi
figure by two and making the resultant
figure within the range of zodiac.
The Moon star and Yoga falling in a benefic
Tara from Hora Moon star and Yoga are
good to get financial gain. The Tithi of Mrita
Vargas is avoidable while Yuva and Briddha
Vargas are suitable.
This divisional chart is also victim of
uncertainty obtained from the mixture of
calculation methods. We shall discuss only
two mentioned in Parashar Hora.
राशित्रिभागाद्रेष्काणास्ते च षट्त्रिंशदीरिताः।
परिवृत्तित्रयं तेषां मेषादेः कमशो भवेत्।।
स्वपंचनवमानां च राशीनां कमशश्च ते।
The Sloka six is suggesting three parts of a
sign, counting from sign Aries continuously
and repeating every sign three times to
complete Drekkana table for all twelve
signs. This is a valid Vedic method. But what was the need to mention second
method in next Sloka! That is suggesting
three part of a sign, counting from sign
itself with jumping to fifth sign for next.
This method is supported by Varah Mihir
and the great impact of him on Vedic
astrology threw away Vedic method of
| Taurus||2,6,10 ||4,5,6|
| Gemini ||3,7,11 ||7,8,9|
| Cancer ||4,8,12||10,11,12|
| Leo ||5,9,1 ||1,2,3|
| Virgo ||6,10,2 ||4,5,6|
| Libra ||7,11,3 ||7,8,9|
| Scorpio ||8,12,4||10,11,12|
| Sagittarus ||9,1,5||1,2,3|
| Capricorn ||10,2,6||4,5,6|
| Aquarius ||11,3,7||7,8,9|
| Pisces ||12,4,8||10,11,12|
In the second Sloka perhaps Maharishi
Parashar is saying same thing as previous
Sloka but in literary sense. He had to
mention the owner of Drekkanas. So he
added this line in literary sense with the line
mentioning owner of Drekkanas. Observe
the word “Swa-Panch-Nav”. This word is
telling about the nature of sign falling in the
first, fifth and in the ninth place from sign
Aries. The first sign (Swa) is a Movable sign,
fifth (Panch) sign is fixed one and ninth
sign (Nav) is of dual nature. He also said in
the same line “Rashinam Krimshashch te”.
Counting must be continuously.
So First Drekkana for all sign is in movable
sign, second Drekkana should be in fix sign
and third Drekkana in dual signs. Adopting
this meaning with continuous reckoning
from sign Aries shall draw only the table of
Drekkana as it is showing above the Vedic
Drekkana table. Either this is the proper
meaning of line that is underlined or it is
added later by someone. There are some other controversies in the
system of Varah. Let us observe them.
1. First Drekkana of every sign always
2. It always falls in friendly sign. This is an
anomaly. Neighbours and sibling for which
Drekkana chart known for may be also
unfavourable. It is also known for ‘fruit of
action’ (Karma Phal) that is not generally
3. It always falls in Trikona houses, the
most benefic houses of a horoscope.
The result of Drekkana is not always so
auspicious. Secondly we cannot examine a
planet just like Navamsa chart as equal to
eighth Navamsa from ascendant or planet
4. A male sign have all the three Drekkana
in male sign and a female sign have all the
three Drekkana in female sign. So what is
the need of calculating Drekkana sign to
determine the sex of a concerned person.
5. Observe the following Sloka of Prashna
भानुरथेन्दुगतक्र्ष तत्सुततपः प्राप्ते दृगाणक्रमात्
चन्द्रे स्याज्जनि रेवमिन्दुरवि भागेशे बलिष्ठे सति।
Author is suggesting taking trine signs (तत् सुत तपः1st,5th,9th) from Drekkana of Sun
or Moon. According to scheme of Varah
there is no need to draw Drekkana signs
of Sun or Moon. Since Drekkana signs are
always trine already and taking trine sign
from there will be same signs. It is out of
question that the author of the Prashna
Marg is not aware of this. But he is talking
about the Drekkana of Vedic view.
The most of predictive tools are developed
within the context of Varah Drekkana.
However there are some which supports
only Vedic system of Drekkana.
1. Birth with cord (Naal) like snake
भौमत्रयशे चन्द्रे पापलग्ने शुभाः स्वायगाः सर्पवेष्ठितो जातः।
Moon in the Drekkana of Mars, ascendant
should belong to malefic and benefic in the second and eleventh house results the
birth with cord (‘Naal’) like snake. There is
another Sloka with same meaning in the
3rd chapter, verse 38 of Jatak Parijat.
Chart 1: Male: Born July 7, 1971 at
10h.30m at 78E09, 26N12 (Gwalior), with
balance of Dasa Ketu 4 year 2 month 0 day, Ayanamsha Lahiri
The Moon is in the Drekkana of Mars in
the Vedic Drekkana chart while she is
attaining the Drekkana of Jupiter under
the scheme of Varah Drekkana. Both type
of Drekkana chart have a malefic in the 2nd
house while a benefic in the 11th is in the
Vedic Drekkana chart. The combination is
only relevant with Vedic Drekkana chart.
Chart 2: Female: Born January 25, 1956
at about 17h.45m at 77E13, 28N36 (New
Ascendant- Cancer (3-10/14), Moon Drekkana of Moon as per Varah is Libra
but according to Vedic scheme of Drekkana is Scorpio, as desired by author of Jatak
Tatvam and Jatak Parijat.
Chart 3: Female: Born October 3, 2007
at 22h.15m at 78E43, 23N08 (village Gorakhpur, tehsil Udaipura, Dist-Raisen,
Ascendant- Taurus (1-29/09), Moon Drekkana of Moon as per Varah is Libra but
according to Vedic scheme of Drekkana it is
Scorpio Here neither ascendant nor Moon
is in the Drekkana of Mars according to
scheme of Varah.
Let us observe the situations of planet
for being a birth with cord, according to
experience for Drekkana of Vedic view.
a. The Moon generally found in the
Drekkana of Mars but not necessarily.
b. Ascendant not necessarily of malefic but
Drekkana must belong to Saturn, Mercury
or Mars. Mercury is well known for defective
birth. Many combinations like ‘birth with
teeth’, ‘birth with extra hands’ are made
by the help of Mercury or its sign. Observe
a verse of Jatak Parijat that is asking for
Drekkana ascendant within the influence of
these planets for birth with cord like snake.
The sign of mentioned planet should be
involved in Drekkana ascendant.
लग्नत्रिभागे बुधसर्पकोलास्तन्नाथयुक्तस्तु तथा त्रिभागः।
शुभग्रहाणां च दशाविहीने जातोरगौर्वेष्टितदेहवान् स्यात्।।
This situation comes true only with
Drekkana of Vedic system.
c. The 2nd house of Drekkana chart should
be posited by Rahu or Saturn and 11th or
12th house posited by any planet.
d. Generally at least one luminary falls in
the square houses from Vedic Drekkana
So we must accept the Vedic scheme of
Drekkana without hesitation.
2. Rajyoga and Drekkana
Hence the preferential methodology, of
calculating divisional charts is it that
multiplies the Rasi figure by the numerical
digit equal to desired division and makes
the resultant figure within the range of
- * - The Sun and Moon occasionally becomes
male or female as per Krishneeyam.
स्वोक्षेत्रे रविचन्द्रौ नारीचिन्ताकरौ विनिर्दिष्टौ।
तावेव पुरुषराशौ कुरुतः पुरुषाश्रयां चिन्ताम्।।
If the Sun and Moon are posited in a trine
or quadrant and if that sign happen to be
a feminine sign then the subject of query
will be a female. On the other hand, if they
occupy a male sign, the subject of query
will be a male person.