KAS Astrology Lessons
Krushnaji had written a series of lessons on KAS during 2000-2002 and he made them available to KAS Yahoo Group members. Mrs. Donna Quinn was kind enough to proof read the lessons and fix typos and grammar to make the lessons easily comprehensible. I am reproducing the KAS lessons here to support new KAS students. The only change I have made is to provide screen shots of charts from online KAS software which uses an improved KAS ayanamsa value than the one that students were using during 2000-2002.
Lesson 2: Benefic and Malefic Planets
Exalted or Debilitated Planets
While studying the Ashtakavarga system, I came across some Sanskrit slokas in a old hand written book from the collections of my guru and some other books by Acharya Satyanath, Acharya Vaidyanath, Acharya Utpal etc., which clarify certain rules. I will translate a few of these Slokas in English.
svochchmitradivargasha: kendradibalsnayuta |
Anistha phalda: sarve swalpbinduyuta yadi || (ja shi 10)
MEANING: If any planet is in its exalted sign, or in its own house, or in the house of friends, or is in a square or trine (sthanbali) aspect and it has 3 or less points in its Ashtakavarga, it gives only malefic results. This goes for all the planets. There is no difference made as to whether they are malefic or benefic planets. Jupiter in Cancer is in its exalted sign. When Jupiter is in Sagittarius and Pisces, it is in its own sign. Therefore, if Jupiter is located in any of these signs, it is said to be powerful. But, if the same Jupiter is in Cancer, Sagittarius or Pisces and has 3 or less points in its Ashtakavarga (Bhinnashtakavarga), then it will not be possible for Jupiter to give auspicious results due to its beneficial sign placement. It is clear from this that the strength of the planet cannot be judged just from the sign it is situated in. If the planets are debilitated in the Ashtakavarga, i.e. having 3 or less benefic points for the place it is situated, even if it is in its exalted sign, it is not possible for the planet to give better results.
The following sloka will clarify the meaning even more:
Dushtastansthita yech yech nicharimanshga |
te sarve shubhada nityamadhibinduyuta yadi || (ja shi 11)
Ye chavsanaripu randhraturanbhaga |
Ye nichapapripu khecharvargaykta : ||
Ye mandi rashipatinna sah bandhavashch |
Te sarvamukhaphaldastvabindukashchen || (ja shi 55)
bindadhika: karma bhovodayastha: ||
tungadi vargopagata namoga:|