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Latta

9 Aug
Astrologers practicing Parashari method have two main tools for ‘Timing an Event’, namely, Dasha & Bhukti and Transit predictions. The irony is that  Dasha & Bhukti can be used independently, whereas Transit has to be read in conjunction with Dasha & Bhukti. To be precise, the result obtained by Transit has to be supported by the results of Dasha & Bhukti otherwise Transit results may not happen.
 
Latta is a part of Transit predictions and as such it has to be read in conjunction with the prevailing Dasha & Bhukti of the native.
 
This word Latta means ‘Kick’ or Obstruction. During transit, a planet transiting a particular Nakshatra will afflict another Nakshatra at a distance.  If the afflicted Nakshatra happens to be your Janma Nakshatra, you are said to be under the influence of Latta of that particular planet. This distance is measured either forward or backward from that particular Nakshatra. The forward measurement is called “Purolatta” or Forward kick and backward measurement is called “Prustolatta” or Backward kick.
 
Purolatta Group                                         Prustolatta Group
Sun – 12th  forward                                   Moon – 22nd  backward
Mars – 3rd  forward                                    Mercury – 7th backward
Jupiter – 6th  forward                                 Venus – 5th  backward
Saturn – 8th  forward                                 Rahu/ Ketu – 9th backward
 
Example:
  1. If Sun occupies, at any time Moola Nakshatra, his Latta Nakshatra will be Krittika which 12th from Moola counting forward.
  2. If Venus occupies Sravana, his Latta Nakshatra will be Jyestha which is 5th from Sravana counting backwards
Effects
  1. The general effect of Latta is bad.
  2. If the Natal star comes under the Latta effects of two or more planets, bad effects will be greatly enhanced.
  3. Sun’s Latta causes loss of entire effects of the native, trouble from Government and trouble for father.
  4. Moon’s Latta causes great loss 
  5. Mars Latta causes utter ruination and  trouble from co-borns.
  6. Mercury causes fall and disaster.
  7. Venus causes trouble to spouse.
  8. Jupiter causes death, ruin of relatives and insecurity.
  9. Saturn same as that of Sun, trouble from elder brother and body discomfort.
  10. Rahu causes trouble to grandfather and misery.
  11. Ketu cause trouble from reptiles, exile and misery.
Author’s Note
Generally Latta is considered bad and by taking remedial measures individual can get relief. Some Panchangas in South India (eg. Ontikoppal Panchangam) gives the dates of Latta of all planets during that year which affects different Janma Nakshatras. By knowing your Latta periods before hand you can be prepared to counter it.

Jupiter Transit – 2012

15 May

Hari Om

Sarve Janaha Sukhino Bavanthu

Jupiter Transit – 2012

It is again the time of the annual transit of Jupiter and the analysis of its results for 12 Rashis. Jupiter will transit from Aries to Taurus on 17th May 2012 and it will remain in Taurus for about a year, till 31st May 2013 to be precise.
 
In Vedic Astrology, Jupiter is regarded as the most auspicious planet among all the 9 planets, because of its abilities to bestow all that is good for a generous and respectful life. Jupiter is Guru or Teacher of Devatas and been conferred the title of “Devaguru”. He is the most auspicious and benefic planet. However, this does not imply or mean that He does not do any harm or damage. When Jupiter is malefic, it gives nothing but fear and tears. It ruins the reputation, destroys wealth and brings disaster in life.
 
 Jupiter takes about 12 years to complete cycle of 12 zodiac signs. It stays for about a year in each sign. Whenever Jupiter moves in to 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th houses from the Janmarashi it gives good results. We can say that the native has Gurubala. Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Pisces where it embodies all the planet’s positive aspects, and is exalted in Cancer where it expands the nurturing and mothering principle. Jupiter is debilitated in Capricorn and gives least results when posited there.
 
Jupiter is the significator for wealth, children, education, religion, prosperity, fame, gain, good marital order, providential help, political power, good luck, finances and long journeys. As regards health, Jupiter rules: blood, liver, arteries, thighs, neck, weight problems, diabetes, cataract, intoxication, biliousness, cholesterol.
 
The following is generally what is going to happen for each of your Moon signs (Janmarashi)
Aries – Jupiter in 2nd House.
Best place to have for wealth & finances. You will be able to improve your finances and make gains. Gains will also be there through profession, father, foreign countries, and change of place and long travels. There will be harmony among married couples and children will see an improvement in their well being. Your reputation in the society will increase and you can even expect to be honored by government. Opportunity for pilgrimages is likely. Health will show improvement.
Taurus – Jupiter in 1st House.
Expenses will be there through children, control your spending. Desires may take longer time before they get realized. Separation from family and disappointment with spouse is likely. Friends will take advantage of you. Do not get involved in unnecessary talks. You may have to wait longer for long distance or foreign journeys. Inheritance issues may create differences among siblings. Health needs to be taken care of.
Gemini – Jupiter in 12th House
Expenses will be high. Wasteful expenditures will be there for travelling. Some unfruitful traveling or wanderings is likely. Investment matters need careful handling. You may stay away from your home country or family. People in high rank will be prone to face defamation. Those in partnership business may face losses. Friends will be a cause of concern. Stay away from addictions. Spouse will be prone to ailment. Forceful transfer for some is on the cards.
Cancer – Jupiter in the 11th House
You will be purchasing properties and ornaments. Gains will be there through communication and siblings. Your reputation will improve and you will be honored in career. Your friends circle will increase and you will get involved in new hobbies. Your pleasures will increase. Frequent short trips are on the cards. Those in partnership business, commission and liaison will do well. You will learn new skills and your confidence level will increase. A short journey to pilgrimage is likely. You may visit a family deity temple and/or holy place to fulfill your vows.
Leo – Jupiter in 10th House
Impediments /Change in job or career. People associated with Government Service need to pay more attention to job. Generally struggles in career and delay in return of money lent. Away from home country or family due to profession. Litigation or expenses from legal issues may be expected during this year. You will participate in auspicious gatherings and do charity / philanthropic deeds. Health wise you may experience problems in the back bone. You would not be able to accumulate money. Be wary of ill fame in profession.
Virgo – Jupiter in the 9th House
There will be harmony among married couples. Financial status will improve. Fortunes will increase. Transfer, promotion or transfer with promotion is on the cards. Gains will be there through father, higher education, foreign connection and repayment of debts. Health will be good and those suffering from illness will see an improvement. You will be spiritual and participate in religious activities. Blessings from spiritual people and elders will be there. A long journey to pilgrimage is likely.
Libra – Jupiter in 8th House
Expenses will be there for auspicious events. There will be some unexpected gains through unauthorized source. You may have to stay in foreign land. Long-pending financial issues will get resolved. You may face difficulty taking decisions. Hasty decisions will prove costly. Disputes will be there in paternal property. There will be fear of death and disease. Be wary of laziness, insults, mean friendships, defeats and quick temper. Digestive problems and blood related diseases may affect your health. Be careful against bad company. Journeys will not be favorable. You will be prone to accidents. There will be problems in the family and you may get reclusive feeling.
Scorpio – Jupiter in 7th House
Auspicious ceremonies are expected including marriages. Benefits will be there through business and life partner. You will enjoy a good health. Pleasure trips will be enjoyed and you will spend quality time with your family. Love affairs will be fruitful and marital couples will enjoy a good time. You may go on a pilgrimage and meet saints through partner or friends. Overseas travels are on the card.
Sagittarius – Jupiter in 6th House
Litigation issues will come to an end and you will be able to win over your enemies. You may reside in a foreign land. Health problems will be there for your parents. A separation from near relation is indicated. There can be a change in your career and professional life will be struggling. Efforts will not give you immediate result and satisfaction. Expenses will be possible by paying fines and penalties. There will be delay in receiving monetary help. Be careful while driving as you are prone to accidents. There will be disharmony among married couples. Loss in property and feeling of loneliness will be there. Problems through government will be there.
Capricorn – Jupiter in the 5th House
Birth of a child and financial gains will be on the cards. Married couples will enjoy peace and harmony. You may have plans to visit a pilgrim center and take the blessings of a spiritual master. There will be prospects for a new career. You may get promotion with transfer and relocation will be good for you. Interviews will be successful. Love affairs will be favorable. Those aspiring for higher education in foreign land will get opportunity. Gains will be there through siblings and ancestral property. Your popularity among siblings will increase Expenses will be there for religious activities. You may enjoy divine experiences. Adoption and other humanitarian gestures will come to fore.
 Aquarius – Jupiter in 4th House
Gains will be possible through mother, property or vehicle. Those having desires to going for long travel will have their wish fulfilled. You may even get a job abroad. A new member may join the family. There will be association with influential people. Your comforts will increase; buying a new car is likely. Sudden gains are on the cards. You will be spiritually inclined.
Pisces – Jupiter in 3rd House
Health issues may trouble mother. Be cautious against bad investments. Your thinking will be aggressive and you will be prone to tensions and sorrows. Have extra caution with relatives, disputes are likely. Travels will not be favorable and you may suffer from discomfort. Electronic devises will bring expenses. Carelessness in profession will be possible and there may be issues with memorizing things. Some problem may come up with your assets.
 
Interpretation
I have been flooded with request to write about the art of transit interpretation as people are not satisfied with general results which are given for each Rashi. I might warn the readers that interpretation of transit results is not that easy and it is a intricate / complex process involving several factors. Therefore I am giving the methodology of the process of reading the results taking one sample case and the readers are advised to adopt / modify the same for their specific chart.
 
Workout the following to assess the goodness / evil nature and potency of Jupiter in your individual charts, by going through the following steps.
1. Identify your Janmarashi.
2. There are 12 ascendants and therefore Jupiter will have Lordship of two of the houses out of the twelve.
3. Out of the two lordships, both can be good / one bad & one good. Jupiter, wherever he is posited in dual houses will favour that house. For e.g. Jupiter for Leo Lagna will be 5th & 8th Lord and posited in Sagittarius will favour 5th house and accordingly give more results of 5th house.
4. Then we have to see Jupiter’s placement in the chart, viz. placed in Own House / Friend’s House /Enemy House / Exalted / Debilitated / retrograde.
5. Aspects and associations on / with Jupiter
6. Yogas formed by Jupiter.
7. Strength / Shadbala of Jupiter.
8. Check if Jupiter has any Veda (Obstruction)
9. Note down the Dasha / Bhukti running for you during the transit.
 
Overriding Clause
1. Reference Point: The reference or starting point for Transit prediction is the Janmarashi or the sign in which the Moon is posited in the natal chart. There are many astrologers who advocate interpretation with reference to Lagna or Ascendant but the classical texts recommend using Janmarashi only.
2. Dasha and Bhukti: Whatever interpretation we arrive at using above method must be supported by the Dasha and Bhukti currently running for the native. If the Dasha and Bhukti is not favourable then the results thus predicted may not come true.
Sample Case
 
                   Rashi Chart                                          Transit Chart – 18 May 2012
 
 
                                                                                 
                                                                                   
 
 
1. Lagna –Scorpio. Jupiter is Lord of 2nd & 5th Houses. Both houses are good.
2. Jupiter is Retrograde & Debilitated in 3rd House. In Enemy’s house with Retrograde Saturn (Lord of the house)
3. Janmarashi is Aries
4. Shadbala of Jupiter is the least, 74 amongst all the planets.
5. In present transit the native will have Jupiter in 2nd house basically indicating acquisition of wealth. This also indicates improvement in health and cordial relationship with near and dear ones. This also indicates that good things will happen to his kith and kin and his children.
6. Wealth from where, how and from whom and how much?
7. Jupiter being 2nd & 5th Lord, it will be self earned and /or from his issues. Basically it will be from the Karakatwas of those houses.
8. Jupiter posited in 3rd house also indicate that wealth can be from co-born or through courage and communication. Jupiter’s association with Saturn also indicates the wealth may be from Service.
9. The quantum will not be much because Jupiter is debilitated and has no strength.
10. The acquisition will also be erratic since he is retrograde. This will be compounded when transit Jupiter turns retrograde.
11. The result is also dependent on Saturn transit position which at the moment (6th form Natal Moon) is favourable. But when Saturn shifts to Libra on 04 Aug 2012, he will become unfavourable.
12. When Jupiter is in 2nd house Veda point in 12th. However no planet is posited there and hence there is no Veda. If there is Veda, his benefic character will be further reduced.
13. Native has started his Jupiter Mahadasha on 26 Jan 2012 and will have Jupiter Bhukti till March 2014 and therefore whatever Transit results are arrived at is being supported by Dasha & Bhukti.
14. We can reasonably conclude that Transit predictions will hold good.
 
Conclusion
People for whom Jupiter is in unfavourable position need not despair. Jupiter being the most benefic planet will normally not harm any native unless he is highly afflicted. As stated earlier Jupiter is the promoter par excellence, and we wish that all mankind receive his blessings for peace and harmony.
 
Propitiating Lord Shiva on Mondays and Thursdays and reciting following Mantras will mitigate difficulties.
 
Gayathri Mantra
Om Suraachaarya Vidmahe, Surasreshtaya dhimahi, tanno Guruh prachodayat”
Purana Mantra
                Devanam cha Rishinam cha Gurum kañchana-sannibhham
                      buddhi-bhutam tri-lokesham tam namami Brihaspatim