Horoscope Chart – A laymans view


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Horoscope Chart – Where it begin – A specimen sketch:

by Mukkur – TRS Iyengar

The following chart shows the divisions and allocations in degrees for each division; The first column that beginning with “0” Degree is known as Aries and the proceed with 30 degrees for each sign in Clockwise position. The Hindu Astrology name for each sign given in Blue and degree allocations marked in Red. Now you can check your birth chart known as Horoscope or Jathakam (Jadakam – Jadagam) and your Rasi known as Moon Sign is where the Moon or Chandran is placed. In each house or division of 30 degrees, the western name of the sign, Hindu Astrology based Sanskrit name, house number and the total degree it holds are given one by one in each line. The second chart shows the representing the Nakshatram for each sign. The third chart just simply the Navamsa sign of each house or rasi.

PIECESMeenam  XII330 – 360     –>  ARIESMeshamI  0 TO 30   –>TAURUSRishabam   II31 to 60  –>GEMINIMithunam  III 61 TO 90
^AQUARIUSKumbam  XI301 – 33000 TO 360 DEGREESRASI CHAKRAM12 HOUSES OR DIVISIONS CANCERKatakamIV91 – 120
^CAPRICORNMakaram  X271 – 300LEOSimmam  V121 – 150
^SAGITTARIUSDhanusu  IX241 – 270 <–SCORPIOVirichikamVIII211 – 240 <–LIBRAThulam  VII181 – 210 <–VIRGO  Kanni  VI151 – 180

Now within the Each 30 degrees, a sub division of 13 degree 20 minutes counted as one constellation known as Nakshatram or Star. Thus each 30 degree consist of 2 full and a quarter star (Nakshatra) that equals to 108 quarters of all the 27 stars ( 27 x 4 quarter).

Meenam (12)Poorattathi 4Uthirattathi 1,2,3,4 Revathi 1,2,3,4Mesham  (1)Aswini 1,2,3,4Bharani 1,2,3,4Krittikai 1Rishabam (2)Krittikai 2,3,4Rohini 1,2,3,4Mrigaseersham 1,2,Mithunam (3)Mrigaseersham 3,4,Thirivathirai 1,2,3,4Punarvasu 1,2,3
Kumbam (11)Avittam 3,4Sathayam 1,2,3,4Purattathi 1,2,300 TO 360 DEGREES  Aswini to Revathi Nakshatra27 Constellations dividedby  4 quarters each.Katakam  (4)Punarvasu 4,Pusam 1,2,3,4Ayilyam 1,2,3,4
Makaram (10)Uthiradam 2,3,4Thiruvonam 1,2,3,4Avittam 1,2Simmam (5) Makam 1,2,3,4Puram 1,2,3,4Uthiram 1
Dhanusu (9)Moolam 1,2,3,4Pooradam 1,2,3,4Uthiradam 1Virichikam (8)Visakam 4Anusham 1,2,3,4Kettai 1,2,3,4Thulam (7)Chithirai 3,4Swathi 1,2,3,4Visakam 1,2,3Kanni (6) Uthiram 2,3,4Hastham 1,2,3,4Chithirai 1,2

The above two chart give you a clear picture as to star-wise as well as Degree-wise placement of constellations in each house. These twelve houses are known as Rasi.

Whether it is north Indian style or South Indian style of horoscope chart, normally both carry two chart namely Lagna Rasi Chakram ( Lagna Kundali) and Navamsa Chakram (Navamsa Kundali). Though the system and divisions in both style are the same, the only difference being South Indian Horoscope Chart shown in Clock-wise movements, wherein North Indian Horoscope charts are shown in Anti Clock-wise.

MeenamMeshamRishabamMithunam
KumbamNAVAMSA CHAKRAMKatakam
MakaramSimmam
DhanusuVirichikamThulamKanni

Though the Navamsa Kundali known as Navamsa chakram is similar to the main horoscope chart, the planetary alignments are positioned according to the placement of planets in the original main chart. This is called as 9 divisions of nakshatra rasi to make Navamsa Kundali.

The above chart shows 01 as Ascendant. But practically, whichever the sign is falling into ascendant that will be placed at the top (in place of 01 – here the 01 or the Ascendant is not necessarily “Aries” but can be any other Lagna). Then it is counted from there on, in anti-clock wise till the 12th sign. Most important to note here is, that which ever the Lagna a person is born under, placed on the top.

Now for the houses and the moon sign along with Ruler of the houses, the following chart is given in detail for a simple study. One can easily recognize the zodiac signs and its influence with each body part and plus and minus points of its actual placement at the time of birth. In the Natal chart erected for a person, the planetary alignments are to be taken into account, while giving any judgment for the same. However, the Running Dasa Bukti, and its sub, sub-sub divisions are to be considered; also, the transition of any planet at a given time is to be considered for predictions. The following Rasi Chakram Chart illustrate the simple notations on the same.

 12th house
Moon Sign – Meenam
Rasi Lord – Bruhaspathi/Guru
Planet – Jupiter
Zodiac- Pisces
Body – Feet
Indications
losses, evil deeds, sins, destruction, employment in foreign places, yoga, mental worries, diseases in feet.
Nakshatras
Pururutadhi (4thQuart)
Uthradam
Revathi
Malefic Planets
Sun (ravi)
Venus (shukran)
Mercury (bhudhan)
Saturn (Sani)
Benefic Planets
Mars (kuja)
Moon (chandran)   
 1st house
Moon Sign – Mesham
Rasi Lord: Kujan (Mangal)
Planet – Mars
Zodiac – Aries
Body – Head
Indications
Health and Longivity
Nakshatras
Ashwathi/Aswini
Bharani
Karthika (1st Quart)
Malefic  Planets
Venus (shukran)
Mercury (bhudhan)
Saturn (Sani)
Benefic Planets
Sun (ravi)
Mars (kuja)
Jupiter (vyazham) 
 2nd house
Moon Sign – Rishabam
Rasi Lord – Shukran
Planet -Venus
Zodiac -Taurus
Body -Face
Indications
Education, Wealth,
power of speech, family, face,
eyes, good meals,
Nakshatras
Karthika (2nd Quart)
Rohini
Makayiram (1st, 2nd Quart)
Malefic Planets
Moon (chandran)
Jupiter (vyazham)
Venus (shukran)
Benefic Planets
Sun (ravi)
Mercury (bhudhan)
Mars (kuja)
Saturn (Sani)
 3rd house
Moon Sign – Mithunam
Rasi Lord – Bhudhan
Planet – Mercury
Zodiac -Gemini
Body -Chest
Indications
Brothers, Courage, neck, ears, physical strength.
Nakshatras
Mrigasiro/Makayiram
Thiruvathira
Punardam (1,2,3,Quart)
Malefic Planets
Sun (ravi)
Mars (kuja)
Jupiter (vyazham)
Benefic Planets
Venus (shukran)
Saturn (Sani) 
 11th house
Moon Sign – Kumbham
Rasi Lord – Sani
Planet -Saturn
Zodiac -Aquarius
Body -Calves
Indications
profits gains windfalls character success in life treasure elder brother skill to
compose and write
Nakshatras
Avittam (3,4 Quart)
Chathayam
Poruruthadhi (1,2,3 Quart)
Malefic Planets
Mars (kuja)
Sun (ravi)
Jupiter (vyazham)
Moon (chandran)
Benefic Planets
Saturn (Sani)
Venus( shukran) 
In this Rasi Chakram, The House, Hindu Moon Sign name, Ruling Planet, Zodiac Name in English, Organ controlled by, relative indications of body part in control with this planet, human body parts likely to affect, if in malefic positions,  The Nakshatras allotted to this segment of Rasi, planets that are malefics if occupies this sign and the Benefic planets to this sign are given in sequence. However, the Running Dasa bukti, current placement or transitions of a particular planet, are the factors to be taken into account for predictions. The sign and chart is placed here according to South Indian style horoscope charts and are in Clock-wise position beginning from Mesham.4th house
Moon Sign – Kadakam
Rasi Lord – Chandran
Planet – Moon
Zodiac – Cancer
Body – Heart
Indications
Relatives, Happiness, vehicles, mother, hidden treasure, lands, chastity, greatness of father, residence.
Nakshatras
Punarpusam (4rth Quart)
Poosam
Ayilyam
Malefic Planets
Mercury (bhudhan)
Saturn (Sani)
Venus( shukran)
Benefic Planets
Mars (kuja)
Jupiter (vyazham)  
 10th house
Moon Sign – Makaram
Rasi Lord – Sani
Planet -Saturn
Zodiac -Capricorn
Body -Knees
Indications
profession political success medicine treasure merit and various vocational aspects
Nakshatras
Uthiradam 2,3,4 Quart
Tiruvonam
Avittam (1,2 Quart)
Malefic Planets
Mars (kuja)
Moon (chandran)
Benefic Planets
Mercury (bhudhan)
Saturn (Sani)
Venus (shukran)  
 5th house
Moon Sign – Simmam
Rasi Lord – Surya (Ravi)
Planet -Sun
Zodiac -Leo
Body – Stomach
Indications
Intelligence, Children, fame, good deeds, next birth, past birth, stomach, Mantras
Nakshatras
Makam
Pooram
Utram ( 1st Quart)
Malefic Planets
Mercury (bhudhan)
Saturn (Sani)
Venus (shukran)
Benefic Planets
Mars (Kujan)
Sun (Ravi) 
9th house
Moon Sign – Dhanusu
Rasi Lord – Bruhaspathi/Guru
Planet -Jupiter
Zodiac -Sagittarius
Body -Thighs
Indications
charities father rituals, perceptiveness, fortune
devotions to gurs and gods
pure mind noble acts paternal happiness
Nakshatras
Moolam
Pooradam
Uthiradam (1st Quart)
Malefic Planets
Mercury (bhudhan)
Saturn (Sani)
Venus (shukran)
Benefic Planets
Mars (kuja)
Sun (ravi)
 8th house
Moon Sign – Viruchikam
Rasi Lord – Kujan
Planet -Mars
Zodiac -Scorpio
Body -Genitals
Indications
Longevity death sins unexpected gains loss of money legacies
Nakshatras
Visakam (4rth Quart)
Anizham (Anuradha) /Anusham
Triketta (Kettai, Jyeshta)
Malefic Planets
Mercury (bhudhan)
Saturn (Sani)
Benefic Planets
Jupiter (vyazham)
Sun (ravi)
Moon (chandran)
 7th house
Moon Sign – Thulam
Rasi Lord – Shukran
Planet -Venus
Zodiac -Libra
Body -Lower navel
Indications
wife, husband, passions, marriage
adultery, sexual happiness, sex organs, adopted son success over enemies
Nakshatras
Chithira
Swathi
Visakam(1,2,3 Quart)
Malefics Planets
Mars (Kujan)
Sun (Ravi-Surya)
Jupiter(vyazhan)
Benefics Planets
Mercury(bhudhan)
Saturn (Sani)
Venus (sukran)
 6th house
Moon Sign – Kanni
Rasi Lord – Bhudha
Planet -Mercury
Zodiac -Virgo
Body -Navel
Indications Mindset, Intelligence
Disease wounds enemies grieves, debts, maternal uncles, aunts, quarrels with relatives.
Nakshatras
Utram (2,3,4 Quart)
Malefic Planets
Moon (chandran)
Mars (kuja)
Jupiter (Guru)
Benefic Planets
Venus (Sukran) 

In the next article we will discuss about the Planets influences and the Earth.

TRS Iyengar

Born on Makara Uthiradam star, native of Mukkur and brought up in Ladavaram village near Arcot and now well settled in Mumbai for over five decades. Presently, at 70, trying to run this website without any commercial expectations or profit motive, just for the sake of our future generations to understand about Sanatana Dharma & Srivaishnavam sampradayam.Within my limited knowledge that I put it here, what I learnt from the world.

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