#6 Equinox -Uttarayana and Dakshinayana on the Birth Chart

We know that the Birth chart or the Kundli actually the SKY represented on PAPER.

So lets see how the Sun travels in NORTHERN – UTTARAYANA and SOUTHERN – DAKSHINAYANA in the Birth Chart:


The Numbers shown here are NOT the House Numbers BUT RASHI – So When the Ascendant is ARIES this is how the UTTARAYANA and the DAKSHINAYANA is represented on the Birth Chart.


  1. Sun is actually in Cancer Sign when it is at Tropic of Cancer (Summer Solstice)
  2. When Sun enters Capricorn (10) Uttarayana or Northward Movement of Sun starts.(Tropic of Capricorn)
  3. Transit of Sun from CANCER (4) to SAGITTARIUS (9) Represents Dakshinayana or the Southward Movement of Sun or the Winter/ Fall/ Autumn Season.
  4. Transit of Sun from CAPRICORN (10) to GEMINI (9) Represents Uttarayana or the Northward Movement of Sun or the Summer and Spring Season.



  1. Say you were born when Sun was in Leo..What Can you interpret ASTRONOMICALLY ?
    1. Ok, So You were born when the Sun was in Daskinayana moving from Tropic of Cancer to Equinox.
    2. Being Leo Sign – the month would be around August
  2. All Malefic planets like Mars, Saturn are active during Dakshinayana and Benefic planets are active during Uttarayana. (there is more – but at present lets limit here)


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#4 Equinox – The Complete Picture

Now lets combine – EQUINOX and SOLSTICE.

Have a look at the Diagram:


What to see in Diagram ? 

  1. Equinox is Sun at Equator. (Happens at March 20-21 and September 22-23)
  2. If Sun moves Northwards – Sun at Equinox is referred to as VERNAL EQUINOX. Happens at March 20-21.
  3. When Sun moves from Vernal Equinox to Tropic of Cancer – It is referred to as Northern Movement – UTTAR-AYANA. (The movement from Tropic of Capricorn to Equinox is also referred to as Uttarayana)
  4. At Tropic of Cancer – It is the longest day – Sun is in the Cancer – happens at June 20-22.
  5. If Sun moves Southwards from equator – Sun at Equinox is referred to as AUTUMNAL EQUINOX. Happens at September 22-23.
  6. When Sun moves from Autumnal Equinox to Tropic of Capricorn – It is referred to as Southward Movement – DAKSHIN-AYANA. (The movement from Tropic of Cancer to Equinox is also referred to as Dakshinayana)
  7. At Tropic of Capricorn – It is the longest Night – Sun is in the Capricorn – happens at December 20-23.
  8. In short any Northern movement of Sun (From Tropic of Capricorn to Equinox to Tropic of Cancer) is referred to as UTTARAYANA and Southward movement of Sun (From Tropic of Cancer to Equinox to Tropic of Capricorn) is referred to as DAKSHINAYANA.

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#3 Equinox – What is Solstice ?

A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year (in June and December) as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. (Source: WIKIPEDIA)

Let’s modify that for simpler understanding and restate it as:

A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year (in June and December) as the Sun reaches its highest (Tropic of Cancer) or lowest (Tropic of Capricorn) excursion relative to the Earth’s equator.

In short, When the Day is longest (not longer) OR the Night is LONGEST (Not longer) is referred to as SOLSTICE.

So what does Summer Solstice Mean ?

It means:

  1. Day is Longest.
  2. Sun is exactly at the overhead or at the level of TROPIC OF CANCER.
  3. It occurs approximately on JUNE 20-22. 
  4. SUN is in Constellation of CANCER and hence the name TROPIC OF CANCER.


So what does Winter Solstice Mean ?

It means:

  1. Night is Longest.
  2. Sun is exactly at the overhead or at the level of TROPIC OF CAPRICORN.
  3. It occurs approximately on DECEMBER 20-23. 
  4. SUN is in Constellation of CAPRICORN (MAKAR) and hence the name TROPIC OF CAPRICORN.


In case after reading all this – if you have forgotten about Equinox. Take a look at Diagram Below. Its of the EQUINOX.


In  the next Blog we will club up both – EQUINOX and SOLSTICE and derive the months and seasons of the year.

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What is Ascendant, Moon Sign and Sun Sign ?

If you have been reading astrology to know your future, you often come across this terms – Moon or Chandra Rashi, Sun Sign (Western Astrology) and Ascendant (Or the Lagna)

So are you Leo ? or Aquarius ? or Capricorn – No WAIT !!!

Newspaper say my Sun sign as per my Birth date is Aquarius but my Astrologer (Jyotish) says you are Makkar (Capricorn) with Leo Lagna (Ascendant)

Well, what does that mean dont Get Confused ? We crack them all …

You know we see Birth chart as the sky – the sky at the time of your birth. Not today’s sky.

Note where your Sun is placed: In which Sign ? – that becomes your SUN SIGN.

Note where Moon is placed in which sign of the sky the day and time you were born – that becomes your MOON SIGN.

The Ascendant or the Lagna is the SIGN (Not Planet) that rises in the EAST when you were born (or the 1st house)

Lets take an Example. Lets say someone just took birth 2-3 days back. Lets say, 22 October, 2016 at 2:24 pm IST in Mumbai, India.

The Sky at the time of Birth can be represented as below:


Can you point out > What is Sun Sign ? > What is Moon Sign ? > What is Lagna (Ascendant) ?

Sun Sign: Find out where Sun is ? In which Rashi (Not House). Sun is in Libra(7). Sun Sign is LIBRA

You know the Newspaper Horoscope > It says Libra (Sep 24-Oct 23): So since the person was born on 22 October, 2016 – he looks Libra Sun sign for his/her fortune. And see the birth chart – Sun is also in Libra.

Moon Sign / Chandra Rashi: Find out where Moon is ? In which Rashi (Not House). Moon is in Gemini(3). Moon Sign is GEMINI. Note that Moon sign is important as it gives the frame of your mind – Moon is Mind – and in India, Indians get their initial named after Chandra Rashi – Like for Libra -If your moon sign is Libra – your name should start with – Ra, Ru, Re,… In India Astrology TV Readings are based on Moon Signs.

Ascendant / Lagna: It is the Sign rising in the east at the time of Birth. East is represented by the 1 st house. So, Lagna here is CAPRICORN (10)

I hope I have reduced your confusion little…


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October Sky – Transits 2016

Well if you have understood the proper motion of the planet. This blog will enable to let you know which planets are located where in the sky – in which Zodiac Sign in the month of October 2016.

We know we can see the sky in the form of Birth Chart.

So let us see the Sky at present (October 2016) and observe through a telescope from earth. We would see the below image:


So, The Sun is in Libra along with Mercury, Jupiter is  in Virgo(6), Venus and Saturn are in Scorpio and Mars in Sagittarius, Ketu in Aquarius and Rahu in Leo.

Note that Moon changes rashi every 2 and 1/2 days. Moon is represented by a BLACK DOT IN THE ABOVE DIAGRAM. So moon between October 22-24, 2016 will be in Cancer(4) and then for next 2 and 1/2 days will be in Leo with Rahu (Shadow planet in Astrology – Shadow of moon) om 44-26 October and then to Virgo (27-29 Oct) to Libra with Sun and Mercury.

Can we look at Diurnal Motion ?

Yes, Lets say just now we have Scorpio (8) rising in the east – so Scorpio will be in the 1st house (1st house is east). See the chart below:


I haven’t showed all planets to avoid confusion. Now see where Jupiter is ? Its in the 11th House but still in same rashi – Virgo (Look up – above 1st diagram)

Please read old blogs for basics:

How do Planets move ??? – Planetary Motion – 1

Birth Chart and Sky: Planetary Motion -3

Birth Chart and Sky: Planetary Motion -4

Birth Chart and Sky: Planetary Motion – 5

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#16 Houses – Dustana Houses

What is Dustana – well in Hindi and Sanskrit it means BAD (DUSTha)

Houses – 6,8,12 are considered as BAD HOUSES or DUSTANA

Its not that they are bad, they help us clear the Karmic Balance – but in the material world it is painful, right ?

What does 6th House represent ?

  1. Routines – Boring isn’t it ?
  2. Diseases – You like one – here take one – Cancer will do ?
  3. Job – You like 9 to 5 life ? I bet you if you do..
  4. Obstructions – Oh yeah you gotta race today on your sports bike and the bike does not start …
  5. DEBTS: I remember you owe me 1 million dollar ?? Do you like it ??
  6. DIVORCES: it’s indeed painful
  7. COURT CASES: Well in India you better not have one… it will last with no result till you die..At foreign countries you still better don’t have one…Coz you will still die of conviction.
  8. Accidents: Do i need to say something ?

What does 8th House represents ?

  1. Death – You like it ? Well ok, what if I said of some one you like ? Wait before you kill me – Read first…
  2. Sudden Change – Like say your boss says here’s your termination letter – It’s good in a way – you can find a better job – but its bad right ? where will money pour in till that time – will you find a job indeed a better one than this one..
  3. Chronic Disease  – I am not saying it – said too much negative…
  4. Secrets: You become aware about your spouse’s secrets ? uh..huh.. Silence Silence..

What does 12th House represents ?

  1. Losses: Do i need to say something – you might already lost your head after reading the above stuff
  2. Expenses: Well I just Bought a Mercedes with a mere pay of Rs 25,000 pm. Well – how am i gonna pay for my bills , petrol, services, family…
  3. Loss of Energy: Well I am tired too typing…
  4. Foreign lands: well i Love it… But I am far from my closed ones – my home town 😦
  5. Hospitals: I would love it if you say you liked this place – unless you are a doctor..
  6. Jails: CRIMINAL .. well i knew you were insane coz you were reading my blogs…

Do I need to say more Bad things… oh Ok…It happens for Good and all..converting adversities to positives..that’s good from MOKSHA Point of view – That’s actually why you are here on Earth..But from Reality and Materialistic Point of you…. OH eewwww…..NO PLEASE…

That’s why they are considered as Dustana (Bad) Houses.



Note that 3rd House is Mild Malefic (Mildly Bad). Why ??? It represents EFFORTS ?? Man..who wants to work so hard….

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” The above writings are just to make you feel how bad can the effects of this houses – and I do not mean or wish the same for anyone. God bless all. Please note that this DUSTANA houses dont always give Bad results – so dont go on fearing Man my Venus is in 8th House – I am gonna die or something… This is just like..A,B,C,D…. Just learn the letters first..WORDS WE WILL FORM LATER and SENTENCES MUCH LATER….”

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#15 Houses – Upachaya Houses

Upachaya houses are the house – 3, 6, 11 are the houses which IMPROVE THEIR EFFECTS OVER TIME.

Like Say, As a child you are denied/ limited to eat chocolates by your parents – for some rules are so strict that you can have – say as less as 1 chocolate in a fortnight for the fear of dental decay.

But once you grow up to teens, adults – parents no longer stop you from having chocolates – DO THEY ?? You are free to have as many chocolates you want- The point is restriction is just lifted and you feel free ..


Mouth watering isn’t it ???

This is the effect of Uppachya house 


So is it good to have good planets (Moon, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter) in Upachaya houses or the difficult planets (like Saturn, Mars, Sun) ???

Think over it…

A good mother who allows chocolates in the childhood to eat freely ? – What would that end up to > Bad teeth, poor Discipline, Right ???

SO Good planets DON’T DO WELL in upachaya house – Not that they do bad- buts its not favorable – right ??



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