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Dusthana: Houses of Suffering

Dusthana: Houses of Suffering

Dusthana houses

Among the twelve houses, there are three, which cause suffering to the native, due to the effects of past births. Maharishi Parashara calls these houses Du houses; the present nomenclature knows them as Du – sthana or dusthana.

These houses are:

  • Sixth (sins/weaknesses, strife, punishment, enmity, fights, arguments, battles)
  • Eighth (evil karma, past life mistakes/wrong doings, death, shock, sorrow)
  • Twelfth (loss, theft, secret enemies, expenses)

The sixth and eighth houses both become important when diseases are concerned, among which the sixth shows diseases arising from own weaknesses, while the eighth shows the long term diseases and trials arising from the wrong doings in the past births.

The twelfth house indicates losses needed to release one from one’s past debts, which could be forced away from the native, provided the native is not prepared to give. The people who cause this loss act as secret enemies or thieves. From a positive angle, the twelfth house can give good expenses to charitable organizations and similar causes.

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DASHA MATCHING OR DASHA KUTA FOR COUPLES with VISTI LARSEN (4/4)

DASHA MATCHING OR DASHA KUTA FOR COUPLES with VISTI LARSEN (4/4)

Daśā is the study of time and thus also our search for Mahakāla. This Mahakāla is the origin of time and existed before time began. When did our time begin? Does it end, and when? When is a good time or bad time? All these are the study of daśā.

The last part of the Daśā Chidra series: Daśā Matching or Daśā Kuta for couples. Which Daśā system is to be used as well as how to apply this knowledge is taught through the example charts.

You can listen to the presentation here.

For the handout of the slides, please follow the link srigaruda.com/sandhi

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Comparing 3 types of Vimshottari Dashas

Comparing 3 types of Vimshottari Dashas

Comparing 3 types of Vimshottari Dashas is Part 2. of a presentation done by Visti Larsen, with his gracious host, Anuradha Sharda. If you have missed Part 1., we recommend that you start with that. You can find How to read Dasha Sandhi here.

Daśā is the study of time and thus also our search for Mahakāla. This Mahakāla is the origin of time and existed before time began.

When did our time begin? Does it end, and when?

When is a good time or a bad time?

All these are the study of daśā.

For the handout of the slides, please follow the link srigaruda.com/sandhi

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Upachaya: Houses of Growth

Upachaya: Houses of Growth

This is the third of the article series on the topic of the Bhava classification, and it is an excerpt from the third chapter 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).

Among the twelve houses, four houses are called Upachaya. Upachaya means accumulation, quantity, elevation, increase, growth, etc. These houses have the special ability to help one’s growth and make one fulfill one’s objectives in life.

The Upachaya houses are:

  • Third (action/initiative, weapons, enemies action, copulation, actions needed for growth)
  • Sixth (sins, strife, punishment and hard work)
  • Tenth (profession, social activity, karma yoga)
  • Eleventh (fulfillment of desires and gains, fruits)

The houses, which are not upachaya, are called anupachaya.

Natural Zodiac

The basis of the upachaya houses becomes clear if we treat Aries as lagna, and depict the natural zodiac. The third and sixth houses from Aries become Gemini and Virgo respectively, which are both lorded by Mercury. Mercury signifies communication, learning, relations with ones friends and kin, and ones ability to smile/joke/laugh, it is the student among the grahas and is eager to learn. These traits of Mercury become very important for ones growth. If Mercury becomes negative, one will not be able to adapt to social groups, new knowledge, work, etc which cause a negative impact in ones growth. Having expressed such negative traits in ones previous lives, we experience the results in this life through enmity, strife, punishment, diseases and such negative 3rd/6th house indications.

 Similarly, the tenth and eleventh become Capricorn and Aquarius respectively, which are both lorded by Saturn. Here Saturn decides our karma yoga and from whom we shall reap the fruits of the same. This is decided based on how much good karma (tenth) we did in the past as well as how much we took/reaped (eleventh) from the world in the past lives.

The negative aspect arising from the upachaya houses is that with one’s own growth and success, another’s growth will be hampered/destroyed. This is especially so with the 3rd, 6th and 11th houses known as the trishodaya houses, as in the natural zodiac, these are the exaltation, multrikona and own signs of Rahu (Gemini, Virgo, and Aquarius respectively).

Read about the Trines or Trikona houses here.

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Bhava Classification – The Three Quadrants

Bhava Classification – The Three Quadrants

This is the second of the article series on the topic of the Bhava classification, and it is an excerpt from the third chapter 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).

Just as the signs in quadrant to each other have a similar dignity as being movable, fixed and dual, the houses in quadrants to each other also have a similar dignity depending on the lagna rising in the chart.

The Quadrants

Houses Quadrant Name
1st,
4th, 7th and 10th
Kendra
5th,
8th, 11th and 2nd
Panaphara
9th,
12th, 3rd and 6th
Apoklima

Example: Cancer Lagna

Kendra:          Cancer, Libra, Capricorn and Aries

Panaphara:      Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Leo

Apoklima:      Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius

The basis of these three quadrants arises from the understanding of the trines. From the lagna, find the first, fifth and ninth houses. The quadrants to these houses become the Kendra (first), Panaphara (fifth), and Apoklima (ninth) respectively.

These quadrants are the four pillars to the three trines and become necessary in judging the indications of a chart i.e. the 4th  house from the ninth is the twelfth house and shows the happiness one achieves from fulfilling our dharma (ninth), namely good sleep and liberation from the world. Similarly the fourth house from the first shows how fulfilling our personal ideals, gives us happiness and stable mind.

 

 

Lagna Kendras – 1st, 4th, 7th & 10th houses

Specifically, the quadrants to the lagna will indicate which type of personality we take on. The tenth house indicates the personality we take on due to our work and karma yoga. This house has the strongest influence on our personality. The seventh house indicating the influence of our spouse on our nature, then the fourth house, showing how our childhood experiences mold our nature, and lastly the lagna itself showing our own innate nature, follow this. The strongest planets in quadrants to the lagna will indicate our personality and nature, as well as our aspirations in life.

Read about the Trines or Trikona houses here.

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Bhava Classification – The Four Trines

Bhava Classification – The Four Trines

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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