Monday, October 15, 2018

Unique Dasa combinations

A Dasa is an Asterism based progression, quite unique to Vedic Astrology. Every graha or planetary body gets a weighted period on which it acts on a native. Those set periods can be recursively divided in similar weighted manner into sub periods and their sub periods, bringing an event’s occurrence to within a few days. Of course, one can recursively traverse the function to get to sub units of time, but for ease of understanding most ancient texts like this blog, limited it to three grahas only.

Understanding a Dasa period is not easy as many factors influence the period it represents. It’s sub divisions make the challenge exponential and further sub divisions further increase the complexity.

Any Dasa combination of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn overwhelms one half of the natal zodiac. These grahas are the lords of 8th, 9th, 10th sign; lords of 11th, 12th and 1st sign. From Scorpio to Aries is completely under the influence of the three Grahas, in their Dasa rulership. Of course, depending on how the houses are distributed from the ascendant (lagna), the combination of the three Grahas can exert lopsided pressures on one half of the native’s chart. I have witnessed some incredible results during the Dasa-Antara-Pratyantara of the three. If the period lasts 6 months, each month gets a unique (3 x 2) influence. Gain in wealth in one month with extra losses in another month, or loss of wealth followed by a gain; loss of health followed by an incredible recovery and similar yin-yang combinations occur within that short span of time.

A similar combination to the one described comes from Sun, Moon and Mercury dasa period. They involve a third of the native’s chart starting from the 3rd to the 6th sign. If such a region lies between 1st to 4th or 2nd to 5th house, the results could be really good.

Naksya - star based astrology spanning 30,000 years is now in beta

Just added more features to It can also be associated with One of the key features of Naksya is its ability to span 30,000 years of astronomical data. Thanks to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory data and Astrodient, I was able to port their C++ libraries into Node JS and thus run a site that I believe will be of immense help to researchers. The Node JS libraries have been given back to the open source community.

Naksya is all about Nakshatra only. In this application, there are no standard 12 divisional zodiacs. Everything is Aster based or Fixed Star based. As an astrologer, you can compute a person’s birth chart and see it on a 27 divisional chart. Just to help folks navigate, a reference to the 12 signs is also in the chart. The chart tells you where your grahas were in Nakshatra(s) at time of birth and at a time of transit. It also gives you calculations which are forgotten – strength from birth position to transiting (bala’s acquired during transits), besides strength from the two luminaries Moon and Sun.

There is no concept of Ascendant in Naksya.

Also added the rising transits of Fixed Stars – such as Sirius, Andromeda, Orion (stars) etc. With Naksya, one can literally traverse down forgotten history to the Kuruskhetra war which happened in 3020 BCE. To enter such a year, you key in the year as -3020 and month and day as usual. We all understand that month and day were differently computed 5000 years back, (perhaps didn’t even exist and that’s another story). Naksya gives you a relative scale to think. To go into a period that is 10,000 years back, enter the year as -10000. Or, fast forward 10,000 years, enter the year as 10000.

As I write, Naksya is the only web application that can handle years -14,9999 to 14,9999 – that’s 30,000 years. I will be adding ‘eclipses’ to the Application shortly. As you can understand, it has been very rough getting such a site out with such phenomenal ranges and complex software.

Right now, the software requires an unlock key to run. If your interest is in star based or nakshatra based astronomy (or astrology), please let me know. I will be happy to give you a key. The intent is to make the software open to public in future – of course through some login credentials. In return, please send your opinion. There is always room for improvement. Since this is a computational engine, there will be some rough edges.

All mobile lovers will love the responsive page –