Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Using Kashinatha Hora Chart

Personal Finances from
Hora Chart
� P.V.R. Narasimha Rao, SJC
SJC East Coast Conference
Edison, New Jersey, USA
August 31, 2003
Divisional Charts
Rasi chart is the chart that shows one's physical existence. Divisional charts show the environment that surrounds, supports and influences one's physical existence. Various divisional charts show various aspects of the environment under which one leads one's physical existence. Each divisional chart is based on dividing all signs into some number of equal parts or the other.
Hora chart is based on dividing each sign into two equal parts. Hora chart shows the resources at one's disposal, also known as "wealth". This chart may be denoted by the symbol "D-2" in some places in this article.
Hora Calculation
Sage Parasara taught that the first halves of odd signs and the second halves even signs go into Sun's hora. He also taught that the first halves of even signs and the second halves odd signs go into Moon's hora.
For example, suppose Jupiter is at 10� 21' in Taurus. Taurus is an even sign. The given longitude is in the first half (0� to 15� ) of Taurus. Thus it goes into Moon's hora. So Jupiter is in Moon's hora.
As another example, suppose Mars is at 18� 53' in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is an odd sign. The given longitude is in the second half (15� to 30� ) of Sagittarius. Thus it goes into Moon's hora again. So Mars is in Moon's hora.
Hora Chart Construction
If a planet is in "Sun's hora" or "Moon's hora", astrologers normally use an interpretation that puts the planet in Leo or Cancer respectively. As per this interpretation, Sun's hora means Leo in hora chart and Moon's hora means Cancer in hora chart.
This results in a hora chart that has all the planets in two signs - Cancer and Leo. Is it correct to place all planets in just two signs always? How can such a chart be interpreted?
Some astrologers disagree with this interpretation and use alternatives that utilize all the twelve signs.
Parivritti Dwaya (Bicyclical) Hora
A hora chart variation known as "Parivritti Dwaya Hora" (bicyclical hora) or PD-hora was speculated on the internet a few years ago to be the correct hora chart that shows wealth. This is a cyclical chart like Navamsa and Saptamsa. In other words, the two parts of Aries go into Aries and Taurus; the two parts of Taurus go into Gemini and Cancer; the two parts of Gemini go into Leo and Virgo; the two parts of Cancer go into Libra and Scorpio; and so on. As we go through the 24 horas arrived from the 12 signs, we cyclically go around the zodiac twice.
However, this chart does not satisfy the basic criterion of Parasara. If one were to use this chart, what is the meaning of Sun's hora and Moon's hora? Why are Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces called "Sun's hora" and other signs called "Moon's hora"? There is no link between the signs found using this interpretation and the luminaries.
This chart may be a valid chart, just like other non-Parasari variations of drekkana and chaturthamsa charts. However, this cannot be the chart Parasara referred to for examining wealth.
Parivritti (Cyclical) Charts
In general, parivritti-based (cyclical) charts show various factors that influence one's activities (karma). These charts throw light on various factors like the abilities, initiative, direction and judgment that go into one's activities.

Table 1: Some Parivritti-based Charts



Matters to be seen in it



Family support to karma



Dharma/duty (defined by �abilities�), the pillar supporting one's karma



The initiative behind karma



The direction (gati) behind karma



Judgment, wisdom and discretion behind karma

As seen in the table above, parivritti-based hora chart shows family support to one's activities. It does not show wealth as speculated by some astrologers.
Kashinatha Hora Chart
The real hora chart variation that shows wealth, as taught in the tradition of Sri Achyuta Dasa, is known as "Kashinatha Hora" chart, named after Pt. Kashinath Rath. This chart is based on the classicfication of signs into signs that are strong during the day and signs that are strong during the night.
Sun represents day-strong signs, i.e. Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius and Pisces. Moon represents night-strong signs, i.e. Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius and Capricorn.
It may be noted that each planet owns exactly two signs owns one day-strong sign and one night-strong signs. There is a fable that says that Sun and Moon originally owned six signs each and gave away one sign each from their six signs to Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Thus, Sun's hora and Moon's hora refer to the day-strong and night-strong signs among the two signs owned by a planet. For this purpose, Leo and Cancer form a pair, even though they are not owned by the same planet.
As an example, suppose Jupiter is at 25� 16' in Taurus. Taurus is an even sign. The given longitude is in the second half (15� to 30� ) of Taurus. Thus it goes into Sun's hora. Thus it should go into the day-strong sign owned by Venus (lord of Taurus). Thus, Jupiter is placed in Libra in Kashinatha hora chart.
As another example, suppose Mars is at 18� 53' in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is an odd sign. The given longitude is in the second half (15� to 30� ) of Sagittarius. Thus it goes into Moon's hora. Thus it should go into the night-strong sign owned by Jupiter (lord of Sagittarius). Thus, Mars is placed in Sagittarius in Kashinatha hora chart.
Interpretation Guidelines
This hora chart shows financial gains and losses. It shows wealth, which is nothing but all the resources at one's disposal for one's activities. The financial situation at a given point of time and various financial transactions can be seen in this chart.
The second lord of rasi chart is the karyesha for hora chart. This placement and strength in hora chart is a key factor, even though not the sole factor, in determining one's wealth.
Sun, Mars and Jupiter are strong in day-strong signs. Moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn are strong in night-strong signs.
Houses from Lagna
The following are the basic meanings of houses from lagna:
1st: Self from the viewpoint of finances
2nd: Resources at command (wealth)
3rd: Initiative, enterprise and boldness
4th: Direction in financial activities, happiness and comfort
5th: Earning ability
6th: Wealth from service, obstacles in finances
7th: Desires, interaction with others
8th: Changes, ups and downs, risks, investments, unexpected wealth
9th: Fortune and protection
10th: Money related activities in society
11th: Gains
12th: Losses
Houses from Arudha Lagna (AL)
The following are the basic meanings of houses from arudha lagna (AL):
1st: Image/status (in money matters)
2nd: How resourceful the native seems
3rd: Apparent initiative and enterprise
4th: Apparent activities (10th) of others (7th) and their impact on one�s finances
5th: Apparent earning abilities
6th: Apparent resistance to obstacles
7th: Others (impacting one�s finances)
8th: Resources of others and their impact on one�s finances
9th: Protection to one�s financial status
10th: Financial activities
11th: Apparent financial gains
12th: Apparent financial losses
Arudha Padas of Houses
The following are the basic meanings of arudha padas of houses:
AL: Overall image and status
A2: The wealth and possessions
A3: Enterprises and business ventures
A4: Indicators of comfort and happiness in financial matters (think of examples!)
A5: Events establishing earning abilities
A6: Service that generates money
A7: Partnerships and partners
A8: Financial risks, unexpected turns/swings
A9: Events making one look fortunate
A10: Activities related to money, career
A11: Profits, income, gains
UL: Losses, expenditure
In all the cases, it may be noted that the houses from arudha lagna deal with people's perceptions about various aspects of a native's finances, whereas arudha padas of houses directly show real things or events related to a native's finances.
For example, UL (upapada or the arudha pada of the 12th house) shows an amount that was lost or spent or given away. It shows a real expenditure. On the other hand, the 12th house from AL shows a perceived loss.
If a planet is in the 12th house from AL, it may give events that make people think that the native lost money. Of course, if people think that the native lost money, he probably did lose some money.
On the other hand, if a planet is in UL, it may simply give a specific loss or expense. If the same planet is in the 5th house from AL, the specific and real loss/expense may make the native seem very capable financially. In such a case, the expense shown by the planet in UL may be wise investment that makes the native look smart and capable.
By examining the houses from lagna and arudha lagna, by examining the arudha padas of various houses and by finding links between all these factors, one can make good predictions on the finances of a native.
Hora Narayana Dasa
Narayana dasa of the hora chart is the best tool for timing events related to a native's finances. This shows where Narayana (effort) is at a given time, in the financial environment in which one's physical existence takes place.
Calculation of Hora Narayana dasa is simple. Mark the 2nd house in rasi chart. Find the position of its lord in hora chart. Take that sign as lagna and find Narayana dasa of the hora chart just like that of the rasi chart.
For example, suppose Leo rises in rasi chart and Scorpio rises in hora chart. The 2nd house of rasi chart is Virgo. Its lord is Mercury. Suppose Mercury is in Cancer in hora chart. Take Cancer as lagna. Start Hora Narayana dasa from the stronger of Cancer and Capricorn and find dasa sequence and dasa lengths treating hora chart as rasi chart.
Each dasa is judged by examining the dasa sign (or the 7th from it, if dasas were initiated from the 7th). The placement of dasa sign and its paaka (sign containing dasa sign's lord) from lagna and its bhoga (arudha pada of dasa sign) from AL are examined. One can get more information from "Narayana Dasa" book authored by Pt. Sanjay Rath.
One can use the principle of three parts very effectively, when timing events related to personal finances using Hora Narayana dasa.
If a dasa is divided into three parts, the distribution of the results given by various factors changes based on how the sign rises. Signs that rise with their head are called seershodaya rasis (Ge, Le, Vi, Li, Sc, Aq). Signs that rise with their back are called prishthodaya rasis (Ar, Ta, Cn, Sg, Cp). Pisces is an ubhayodaya rasi and it rises with both.
The results given in the three parts are listed in Table 2.

Table 2: Principle of three parts


Rises with

First 1/3rd

Second 1/3rd

Third 1/3rd





Occupants and aspectors



Occupants and aspectors





Occupants and aspectors



Now, let us go through an example to consolidate the knowledge. Please consider a native born on 7th April 1893 at 9:31 am (LMT) at 75e55, 20n56.
Karyesha, i.e. the 2nd lord of rasi chart, is Mercury. He is placed in an upachaya (house of growth) from lagna and trine from AL in hora chart. More significantly, he is placed in GL (ghati lagna) in hora. Thus the native is successful, amasses wealth and attains influence and power in his financial life.
Hora Narayana dasa for the example of Chart 1 is given below:
Narayana Dasa of D-2 chart:
Maha Dasas:
Sg: 1893-04-07 (09:31:00) - 1904-04-08 (05:06:22)
Le: 1904-04-08 (05:06:22) - 1909-04-08 (11:54:04)
Ar: 1909-04-08 (11:54:04) - 1910-04-08 (18:05:43)
Pi: 1910-04-08 (18:05:43) - 1914-04-08 (18:37:10)
Sc: 1914-04-08 (18:37:10) - 1920-04-08 (07:36:00)
Cn: 1920-04-08 (07:36:00) - 1927-04-09 (02:35:16)
Ge: 1927-04-09 (02:35:16) - 1933-04-08 (15:34:52)
Aq: 1933-04-08 (15:34:52) - 1936-04-08 (09:56:52)
Li: 1936-04-08 (09:56:52) - 1942-04-08 (23:05:39)
Vi: 1942-04-08 (23:05:39) - 1951-04-09 (06:19:28)
Ta: 1951-04-09 (06:19:28) - 1962-04-09 (01:59:26)
Cp: 1962-04-09 (01:59:26) - 1966-04-09 (02:46:12)
Sg: 1966-04-09 (02:46:12) - 1967-04-09 (08:52:54)
Le: 1967-04-09 (08:52:54) - 1974-04-09 (03:50:44)
Ar: 1974-04-09 (03:50:44) - 1985-04-08 (23:32:10)
Pi: 1985-04-08 (23:32:10) - 1993-04-09 (00:51:21)
Sc: 1993-04-09 (00:51:21) - 1999-04-09 (13:47:20)
Cn: 1999-04-09 (13:47:20) - 2004-04-08 (20:30:10)
Let us start analyzing his Hora Narayana dasa, starting from Cancer dasa (1920-1927). Cancer is the 12th from AL and does not show much gains. Having A6 in it, it shows some struggle. However, its lord is debilitated in the 2nd house and it contains HL (money available to one). Thus, the dasa has mixed influences and shows success after struggle.
Gemini dasa (1927-1933) was very crucial in the finances of this natives. Gemini is the 11th from AL and shows financial gains. It contains A7 and shows business ventures and partnerships. Its lord Mercury is a functional benefic, as he owns the 9th and 12th houses. He is well-placed in the 5th house from AL and shows excellent financial capabilities. As Mercury conjoins UL, he shows expenses. However, considering his good placement, these expenses are investments that enrich the native's image. Being in the 3rd house from lagna, he shows initiative and bold actions. Mercury is the planet of business and trading. Thus, the native takes bold actions and engages in various businesses and succeeds.
One of the indications of Mercury and Gemini is sugarcane (among the forms of Devi, Mercury stands for Rajarajeswari, who holds a sugarcane). So sugar mills are a possibility. Mercury in Sagittarius can also show insurance business. The native bought a big insurance company and a sugar company in Gemini dasa!
In Libra dasa, he founded a Cement factory, the first in India. Libra's lord is exalted. Its bhoga conjoins AL. Thus it is an important dasa. It contains Ketu in the 3rd from AL (good placement for a malefic). Its lord Venus is exalted in the 8th from AL (good placement for a benefic). Libra contains A3. So there was a new enterprise. Ketu shows buildings, construction materials etc and can show cement too. Thus Libra dasa gave him a cement factory.
Virgo dasa was the most important in his financial life. Always, the 2nd house from AL is very important, as it feeds the image. Saturn is a yogakaraka for Libra lagna. Placed in the 2nd from AL, he feeds the image well. Moreover, its lord Mercury is in the 3rd house (of enterprise) from lagna and 5th house from AL (image of a capable person), along with UL (expenses/investments). Unlike the Gemini dasa, bhoga is also well-placed in the case of Virgo dasa. Bhoga of Virgo is in a trine from AL. Thus, Virgo dasa is the most brilliant dasa of all.
Mercury gave him banking and publishing. He started "Bharat Bank" and bought "The Times of India", one of the biggest newspapers in those times. He acquired some managing and marketing agencies too. He was also involved with some coal mines (notice Saturn!).
Towards the end of Saturn dasa, the native suffered incarcetation. Notice that Taurus is the 8th house and shows upheavals. It is the 10th house of activities from AL. As it contains a malefic, it shows bad reputation. Mars shows litigation. Bhoga of Taurus is in a dusthana from AL. Taurus contains Mars, who is the 2nd and 7th lord and hence a strong maraka in the hora chart. He shows a death-like situation or a serious problem in financial life. A malefic afflicting A4 shows lack of comfort in financial matters. Moreover, Mars is the naisargika vedhaka (obstructor) for Saturn and Mercury, two trine lords and key planets in this chart. So he obstructs the good financial fortune. Jupiter is the 3rd and 6th lord and a functional malefic. Being the 6th lord and being the planet of law, he can show problems with law. Taurus is the karaka sthana for Jupiter as per pachakadi sambandha and hence can promote Jupiter's results. For all these reasons, the native was convicted and his finances were destroyed.
This chart belongs to Sri Ramkrishna Dalmiya, an Indian industrialist.
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This is just a simple example. I covered many more examples at the conference. Even the example used above was covered in greater detail and depth in the class.
This was the class I enjoyed teaching the most (so far). It was an excellent class. Of course, that's not because of me. The topic itself is such. Kashinatha Hora is a fantastic chart and Narayana dasa is an amazing dasa. The combination works so well that any class on it is bound to be awesome. I spent very little time on theory and covered several detailed examples to clarify all the concepts. It is not at all a bad idea to get the CD's.
If I get time later, I will try to give more examples and write more on other things. Especially, the session on "Padanaathaamsa dasa" was another very important session among the ones done by me. If I get time later, I will try to post an article on it, so that the important knowledge reaches everyone.
For those who own Jagannatha Hora commercial version: Kashinatha Hora will be available in the next release/upgrade. I will try to release it by the end of December.
BTW, I was told that a new version of Shri Jyothi Star (I hope that name's right) was released which gives this chart, soon after my class! I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that I was beaten by Andrew in supporting a secret chart revealed by me! Those who use his software may kindly contact him for an upgrade that supports Kashinatha Hora.
I have already coded it - actually, I've been using it for several years, as it has been present in my private version of JHora for several years - but it is a matter of bundling it with other important changes for a formal release to the public. It will happen...
May Jupiter's light shine on us,

Brihaspati Gayatri, Vishwamitra/Gaathina Rishi Rig Veda 6.62.6