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This is the first of the article series on the topic of the Bhava classification. It is an excerpt from Chapter III named Bhava: The houses of Visti Larsen’s book Jyotisha Fundamentals – My Master’s words (this book is now available as E-book on all Amazon platforms).

Introduction to the concept of Trines

The following steps will explain how to use the Bhava, by dividing them into various groups, and what the purpose of the groups are.

The Trikona or Trines are the houses placed in fifth and ninth houses from any particular house/sign. These houses share the same ideals as that of the particular sign they are in trines to. With reference to the Lagna, the fifth and ninth houses from it become the dharma trikona. Similarly, the trines to each of the four houses viz. 1st, 10th, 7th, and 4th are known as the dharma, artha, kama and moksha trikona.

Lagna trikona – 1st, 5th & 9th houses

The Trines

Houses Trikona/Trine Name
1st, 5th and 9th Dharma (goal, duty, nature)
10th, 2nd and 6th Artha (wealth, sustenance, profession)
7th, 11th and 3rd  Kama (desires)
4th, 8th and 12th  Moksha (liberation)

Planets or signs in the dharma trikona will show grahas who share the same ideals as the native, i.e. the ninth house shows the father, teachers, guides and elders, which all have the purpose or ideal of protecting and guiding the native’s interest. Similarly, the fifth house shows one’s followers and children whom one protects. Whether these people will also protect one’s ideals, needs to be understood from the concept of sambandha, which means relationships.

Additionally, both the fifth and ninth houses also have to do with the worship the native does, hence planets in the fifth or ninth houses will indicate worships or prayers that the native performs consciously or unconsciously for the realization of his aspirations.

– om tat sat –

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