This article was published in “The Times of Astrology” magazine, New Delhi in April 2005.
The Rashi is divided into several divisions such as Hora (1/2), Drekkana (1/3), Chaturtamsa ( 1/4), Panchamsa (1/5), Shastamsa ( 1/6), Saptamsa (1/7), Ashtamsa (1/8), Navamsha ( 1/9), Dashamsa (1/10), Dwadashamsa ( 1/12), Shodashamsa ( 1/16), Vimshamsa 91/20), Siddhamsa (1/24), Bhamsa (1/27), Trimshamsa (1/30), Khavedamsa (1/40), Akshavedamsa ( 1/40), Shastiamsa ( 1/60, Navamsha-Navamsha ( 1/81), Navamsha-Dwadashamsa ( 1/108) etc, representing different aspects of life. It is known how to prepare these different divisional charts though with some differences in the approach. But there is no published literature for the correct utilization of these charts in interpreting the results. Nadi Amsha is the subtlest in the division of the Rashi. Some of the published literature on Nadi amshas has given the results. But nowhere it is published how to prepare the Nadi amsha chart and to interpret the results.
In this article is given the explanation of the Nadi amshas, methodology to prepare the Nadi amsha chart and interpretation of Nadi amsha chart, out of my research.
By now, most of the readers know what is a Nadi amsha. However, for the benefit of others, a Nadi amsha is 1/150th part of a rashi. The 30 degrees of rashi divided by 150 would give 12 minutes of arc (30 degrees multiplied by 60 and divided by 150 is equal to 12 minutes). Thus there are 150 Nadi amshas in a rashi and each Nadi amsha is of 12 minutes arc. If, on an average, 2 hours duration is taken for each rashi, it amounts to 48 seconds in time duration (2 hours multiplied by 3600 and divided by 150 is equal to 48 seconds). These Nadi amshas are given different names to recognize their interval periods.
The Nadi amshas are numbered in clockwise direction in moveable rashis from beginning to end of rashi. In fixed rashis they begin from end to beginning of rashi anti-clockwise. In dual rashis, they begin from middle of rashi, to the end of rashi then continue from beginning of rashi and counted upto the middle of rashi. For example, in Aries moveable rashi, the 1st Nadi amsha, named Vasudha, is from 0 degrees to 0 degrees 12 minutes, the 2nd Nadi amsha is from 0 degrees 12 minutes to 0degrees 24 minutes and so on till the 150th Nadi amsha is from 29 degrees 48 minutes to 30 degrees. In Taurus fixed rashi, the 1st Nadi amsha of Vasudha is from 29 degrees 48 minutes to 30 degrees, the 2nd one from 29 degrees 36 minutes to 29 degrees 48 minutes and so on till the last 150th Nadi amsha is from 0 degrees to 0 degrees 12 minutes. In Gemini dual rashi, the 1st Nadi amsha of Vasudha is from the middle 15 degrees to 15 degrees 12 minutes, the 2nd one from 15 degrees 12 minutes to 15 degrees 24 minutes and so on till the 75th Nadi amsha is from 29 degrees 48 minutes to 30 degrees and then the 76th Nadi amsha starts from the beginning of 0 degrees to 0 degrees 12 minutes, the 77th from 0 degrees 12 minutes to 0 degrees 24 minutes and so on till the 150th one is from 14 degrees 48 minutes to 15 degrees. Thus it can be seen that 1st Nadi amsha in Aries, the 150th Nadi amsha in Taurus and the 76th Nadi amsha in Gemini are the same. But it does not seem logical to apply this to all moveable, fixed and dual rashis. There are four sets of moveable, fixed and dual rashis in the zodiac. They are Aries-Taurus-Gemini, Cancer-Leo-Virgo, Libra-Scorpio-Sagittarius, and Capricorn-Aquarius-Pisces. The above logic applies only within each set. The 1st Nadi amsha of Cancer, 150th Nadi amsha of Leo, the 76th Nadi amsha of Virgo would be the same. The 1st Nadi amsha of Libra, the 150th Nadi amsha of Scorpio, the 76th Nadi amsha of Sagittarius would-be the same. The 1st Nadi amsha of Capricorn, the 150th Nadi amsha of Aquarius, the 76th adi amsha of Pisces would be the same.
Table of Nadi Amshas
For ready reference, the table of Nadi amshas is given in Appendix I to this article, as taken from my article ” A Note on Nadi amshas” published by ” Vedic Astrology” magazine November-December 1998. The list is also given the in the book ” Devakeralam” by late Sri R. Shantanam and in ” The Astrological Magazine” of late Sri B. V. Raman. The names of the Nadi amshas may differ but the duration of the intervals are the same in all the sources.
Preperation of Nadi Amshas Chart
Before preparing the Nadi amsha chart, it is essential to rectify the given birth time as per my article ” Tatwa/Antartatwa Siddhata-Birth Rectification” published in ” The Times of Astrology” magazine June 2002. This method would rectify the birth time to match the male / female births as per the day, lagna, and Moon star and tatwa upto a difference of 24 seconds in birthtime.
An attempt is made here from fundamentals of explanation of Nadi amshas to give a methodology to prepare a Nadi amsha chart for different sets moveable, fixed and dual rashis.
In moveable rashis, the Nadi amshas are counted clockwise from the beginning to the end of the rashi. Hence in Aries moveable rashi, the 1st Nadi amsha falls in Aries itself, the 2nd I Taurus, the 3rd in Gemini and so on till the 150thfall in Virgo. In Cancer moveable rashi, the 1st Nadi amsha falls in Cancer, the 2nd in Leo, the 3rd in Virgo and so on till the last 150th falls in Sagittarius. In Libra moveable rashi, the 1st Nadi amsha falls in Libra, the 2nd in Scorpio, the 3rd in Sagittarius and so on till the 150th falls in Pisces. In Capricorn moveable rashi, the 1st Nadi amsha falls in Capricorn, the 2nd in Aquarius, the 3rd in Pisces and so on till the 150th falls in Gemini. That means, if Ascendant (lagna) or any other planet in rashi chart in Aries rashi is in 1st Nadi amsha of 0 degrees to 0 degrees 12 minutes, it falls in Aries rashi itself in Nadi amsha chart, if from 0-12 to 0-24 it falls in Taurus in Nadi chart, and so on till if it is between 29-48 to 39 degrees it should be place in Virgo in Nadi chart. Similarly the ascendant or any other planet in Cancer, Libra or Capricorn in rashi chart should be place in Nadi chart depending on the degrees and minutes in rashi chart and the number of the Nadi amsha.
In fixed rashis, the Nadi amshas are counted anti-clockwise from the end to the beginning of the rashi. In Taurus fixed rashi, the 1st Nadi amsha of 29-48 to 30 degrees is the same as the 150th Nadi amsha of 29-48 to 30 degrees in Aries moveable rashi. The 150th Nadi amsha in Taurus from 0 degrees to 0-0:12 is the same as the 1srt Nadi amsha of 0 degrees to 0-0:12 in Aries. As already explained above, 150th Nadi amsha of Aries falls in Virgo and 1st falls in Aries. Therefore, the 1st Nadi amsha of Taurus should start from Virgo and go anti-clockwise, the 2nd from 29-36 to 29-48 in Leo and so on till the 150th of 0 degrees to 0-0:12 falls in Aries. Suppose if ascendant or any planet id in 10 -58 in Taurus, it falls in the 96th Nadi amsha in Taurus from 10-48 to 11 degrees and so count 96 anti-clockwise from Virgo, which would be Libra. Therefore, the ascendant or any planet in 10-58 in Taurus in rashi chart should be placed in Libra in Nadi amsha chart.
Similarly in the second set of moveable-fixed-dual rashis of Cancer-Leo-Virgo, the 1st Nadi amsha of Leo is the same as the 1450th Nadi amsha of Cancer. The 150th Nadi amsha of cancer if Sagittarius. So the counting of Nadi amshas in Leo should start from Sagittarius anti-clockwise. If the ascendant or any planet is in 20-51 in Leo, it falls in the 46th Nadi amsha of 20-28 to 21degrees and so count 46 anti-clockwise from Sagittarius, which would be Pisces. Therefore, the ascendant or any planet in 20-51 in Leo in rashi chart should be place in Pisces in Nadi amsha chart.
Similarly in the third set of Libra-Scorpio-Sagittarius, the 150th Nadi amsha of Libra falls in Pisces and so the counting for Nadi amshas in Scorpio should start from Pisces anti-clockwise. F ascendant or any planet is in 10-58 in Scorpio, which would be the 96th Nadi amsha and so count 96 anti-clockwise from Pisces, which would be Aries. Therefore, the ascendant or any planet in 10-58 in Scorpio in rashi chart should be placed in Aries in Nadi amsha chart.
Similarly in the fourth set of Capricorn-Aquarius-Pisces, the counting for Nadi amshas in Aquarius shold start form Gemini which is the 150th in Capricorn. If ascendant or any planet were in 24-40 in Aquarius, it would be in 27th Nadi amsha and so count 27 anti-clockwise from Gemini, which would be Aries. Therefore the ascendant or any planet in 24-40 in Aquarius in rashi chart should be placed in Aries in Nadi amsha chart.
Thus the crux is that if the ascendant of any planet is in Taurus, the counting of Nadi amsha of that should start from Virgo anti-clockwise, if in Leo start counting from Sagittarius anti-clockwise, if in Scorpio start counting from Pisces anti-clockwise and if in Aquarius start counting from Gemini anti-clockwise.
In dual rashis, the Nadi amshas are counted clockwise from the middle to the end of the rashi and then counting continued from the beginning to the middle of the rashi. In Gemini dual rashi, the 1st Nadi amsha of 15 to 15-12 is the same as the 76th Nadi amsha of 15 to 15-12 in Aries moveable rashi. The 75th Nadi amsha of Gemini from 29-48 to 30 degrees is same as the 150th in Aries. The 76th Nadi amsha in Gemini from 0 degrees to 0-12 is same as the 1srt in Aries. The 150th Nadi amsha in Gemini from 14-48 to 15 degrees is same as the 75th in Aries. As already seen in Aries, the 76th Nadi amsha falls in Cancer, the 150th in Virgo, and the 1srt in Aries and the 75th in Gemini. So the 1st Nadi amsha in Gemini should fall in Cancer, 75th in Virgo, 76th in Aries and 150th in Gemini. So the counting of Nadi amshas in Gemini should start form Cancer clockwise from the 1srt Nadi amsha till the 75th in Virgo. The 76th in Gemini should start clockwise from Aries till the 150th in Gemini. Suppose the ascendant or any planet is in 18-27 in Gemini, it falls in the 18th Nadi amsha in Gemini from 18-24 to18-36 and so count 18 clockwise from Cancer, which would be Sagittarius. Therefore, the ascendant or any planet in 18-27 in Gemini in rashi chart should be placed in Sagittarius in Nadi chart. Suppose the ascendant or any planet is in 1-10 in Gemini, it falls in the 82nd Nadi amsha in Gemini from 1 degree to 1-12 and so count 82 clockwise from Aries taking 76 as Aries, which would be Virgo. Therefore the ascendant or any planet in 1-10 in Gemini in rashi chart should be placed in Virgo in Nadi chart.
Similarly in the second set of moveable-fixed-dual rashis of Cancer-Leo-Virgo, the 1st Nadi amsha in Virgo is same as the 76th in Cancer, 75th in Virgo is same as 150th in Cancer, 76th in Virgo is same as 1st in Cancer and the 150th in Virgo is same as the 75th in Cancer. The 76th in Cancer falls in Libra. O the counting of Nadi amshas in Virgo should start from Libra clockwise till the 75th falls in Sagittarius. The 76th in Virgo should start clockwise from Cancer till the 150th in Virgo. Suppose if the ascendant or any planet is in 18-27 in Virgo, it falls in the 18th Nadi amsha in Virgo, and to count 18 from Libra clockwise, which would e Pisces. Therefore the ascendant or any planet in 18-27 in Virgo in rashi chart should be placed in Pisces in Nadi chart.
Suppose the ascendant or any planet is in 1-10 in Virgo, it falls in the 82nf Nadi amsha in Virgo and so count 82 clockwise from Cancer taking 76 as Cancer, which would be Sagittarius. Therefore the ascendant or any planet in 1-10 in Virgo in rashi chart should be place in Sagittarius in Nadi chart.
Similarly in the third set of Libra-Scorpio-Sagittarius, the 1st Nadi amsha in Sagittarius is same as the 76th in Libra, the 75th in Sagittarius is same as 150th in Libra, 76th in Sagittarius is same as 1st in Libra and the 150th in Sagittarius is same s 75th in Libra. The 76th in Libra falls in Capricorn. So the counting of Nadi amshas in Sagittarius from 1st to 75th should start clockwise from Capricorn till the 75th in Pisces. The 76th Sagittarius should start clockwise from Libra till the 150th in Sagittarius. Suppose if the ascendant or any planet is in 18-27 in Sagittarius, it falls in the 18th Nadi amsha of Sagittarius and so count 18 from Capricorn clockwise, which would be Gemini. Therefore the ascendant or any planet in Sagittarius in 18-27 in rashi chart should be placed in Gemini in Nadi chart. Suppose if the ascendant or any planet is in 1-10 in Sagittarius, it falls in 82nd Nadi amsha in Sagittarius and so count 82from Libra clockwise taking 786 as Libra, which would be Pisces and therefore should be place n Pisces in Nadi chart.
Similarly in the fourth set of Capricorn-Aquarius-Pisces, the counting of Nadi amshas in Pisces from 1st to 75th should start from Aries clockwise till the 75th falls in Gemini. The 76th Nadi amsha in Pisces should start clockwise from Capricorn till the 150th falls in Pisces. Therefore the ascendant or any planet in 23-51 in Pisces falls in 45th Nadi amsha in Pisces from 23-48 to 2 degrees. So count 45 from Aries clockwise, which would be Sagittarius and therefore should be placed in Sagittarius in Nadi chart. If ascendant or any planet is in 1-10 in Pisces, it falls in 82nd Nadi amsha in Pisces and so count 82 from Capricorn clockwise taking 76th as Capricorn, which would be Gemini and therefore should be placed in Gemini in Nadi chart.
Example of Nadi Chart
Based on the above methodology, the Nadi chart is given below for the ascendant and planets in rashi chart.
Rasi Chart: Libra-Ascendant 5-54, Venus 7-4, Rahu 27-16; Capricorn- moon 20-9; Aquarius- Jupiter 2-7; Pisces- Saturn 23-51; Aries- Ketu 27-16; Leo- Mercury 5-59, Mars 6-33, Sun 20-51
Nadi Chart: Pisces-Ascendant, Sun, Mars; Taurus-Moon; Leo- Ketu; Virgo-Venus; Scorpio- Jupiter; Sagittarius-Mercury, Saturn; Aquarius-Rahu
Interpretation of Nadi Chart
The person of the above rashi chart is a mechanical engineer retired from Government Defense Research service. After retirement he continued his hobby of astrology doing researh, writing articles, giving lectures and consultations, getting awards in astrology. He also knows Vedanta and Veena musical instrument to some extent. He has own house and vehicles. He ahs only one son settled abroad. He lives on pension I his own house with his wife studying astrology and Vedanta. He also travels in India and abroad. He ahs moderate health.
The above rashi and Nadi charts are broadly analyzed to check which one would give better interpretation.
In the rashi chart, the 10th house is vacant aspected by the 10th lord Moon. The 10th lords in 4th alone in Moon star without any aspects from any other planet. From this, it is difficult to interpret his activities in Defence research, astrology and Vedanta. Venus in Libra ascendant in own house has not given any proficiency in his musical interests. The Moon in 4th, the 4th not aspected by any planet ad the 4th lord Saturn in 6th house aspected by Mars should have obstructed having his own house, vehicles and education. Jupiter in 5th ouse aspected by Sun, Mercury and Mars and the 5th lord Saturn in 6th house with exchange (parivartana) with Jupiter should have given more children. The 2nd lord Mars, 9th lord Mercury and 11th lord Sun in 11th should have given big wealth and prosperity. Ascendant lord Venus in the ascendant and 6th lord Jupiter In 5th with exchange with Saturn should have given good health. The 9th and 12th lord Mercury with enemy mars should have obstructed his travels.
In the Nadi chart, Saturn and Mercury in 10th house, 10th and 1st lord Jupiter in Scorpio of Mars with exchange with Mars would give better interpretation about his activities in Defense research, astrology and Vedanta. Debilitated Venus has not given much progress in musical pursuits. The 4th house aspected by 4th lord Mercury, 2nd and 9th lord mars, 11th lord Saturn has given good house, vehicles and education. The 5th house aspected by Jupiter and 5th lord Moon exalted has given one son. The 2nd and 9th lord Mars in ascendant associated with 6th lord Sun and 11th and 12th lord Saturn have given moderate wealth and prosperity. The 6th lord Sun in ascendant aspected by 8th lord debilitated Venus has given moderate health though ascendant lord Jupiter aspecting the ascendant. Jupiter in 9th and 9th lord Mars in ascendant with exchange with ascendant lord Jupiter and 12th aspected by 11th and 12th lord Saturn has given the travels.
The transits of planets in both the charts can also be compared to check the results though it is not done here.
Thus from the above broad analysis the Nadi chart gives better interpretation than the rashi chart.
Since the Nadi amshas differentiate upto 48 seconds in birth time, it is the subtlest available means to interpret better results. When there is no published literature to correctly interpret the all the other known divisional charts, particularly whether lordship of houses can be taken or not in the divisional charts, it is not claimed that the analysis of the Nadi chart as given above is correct. It is also not claimed that the above methodology to prepare the Nadi chart is correct. The idea is writing this article is to stimulate the experts astrology to come out with better research to delve deep into this subject to interpret better results by studying all the divisional charts including the subtlest Nadi amsha chart and to publish the same for the benefit of others. The subject of astrology is already having its natural death with superficial knowledge and interpretations of commercial interest and without any deep research and published literature. It is an earnest request once again to all the astrologers and other government and private organizations to do deep research in astrology and publish the same to revive this great Divine subject.
Nadi Amshas and their Order in Various Rashis
The following table is attached to my article “A Note on Nadi Amshas” by the magazine “Vedic astrology” on their own. It is likely that the names may differ by some others.
Note: 1 represents 0 degrees to 0 degrees 12 minutes, 2 represents 0 degrees 12 minutes to 0 degrees 24 minutes etc till 150 represents 29 degrees 48 minutes to 30 degrees, thus each nadi amsha increasing by 0 degrees 12 minutes.
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