Jagannatha-Hora program for the calculation of Vedic astrology (Jyotishu)
History of changes:
- Version 1.0 release: December 23, 1999 - Lite version
- Release version 3.0: February 12, 2000 (Ratha Sapthami)
- Updated release 5.0: April 28, 2003 - Totally redone, better GUI, more accurate and more features
- Improved release 5.01: May 8, 2003
- Issue version 6.0: July 1, 2004 - Added the annual Tithi Pravesha (lunar return chart), Tithi Ashtottari dasa, Mula dasa and Drigdasa
- Release version 7.0: February 23, 2005
- Release 7.1: March 22/30, 2008
- Release 7.2: May 8, 2008
- Version 7.3 release: December 3, 2008
- Release of version 7.32: January 14, 2009
- Release version 7.33: July 22, 2009
- Version 7.4 release: March 21, 2010
- Release 7.5: February 9, 2011 - Full implementation of traditional SSS (Sri Surya Siddhanta) for planetary calculation
Purpose: Calculations of Vedic astrology (Jyotish).
Requirements: This program will run on Windows 95/98 / ME, Windows NT / 2000, Windows XP and other Windows-based computers.
- 12 divisional charts (16 charts + D-5, D-6, D-8 & D-11), option for using 3 kinds of hora charts - (a) Cancer-Leo hora chart, (b) parivritti dwaya (bicyclical) hora chart of Vriddha Karikas (it is used for family affairs and health) and (c) Jagannatha Hora chart.
- The positions of the nine planets, lagna, 6 special lagnas (ghati lagna, hora lagna, bhava lagna & vighati lagna, varnada lagna and Sree lagna) and 11 upagrahas / sub-planets (Dhuma, Vyatipata, Parivesha, Indrachapa, Upaketu, Kaala, Mrityu, Artha Prahara, Yama Ghantaka, Mandi & Gulika) - all these in ALL the twenty divisional charts.
- Two options for Vyatipata calculation (Vyatipata = 360 deg - Dhuma & Vyatipata = Dhuma + 53 deg 20 min)
- Option to define whether Gulika, Mandi and other upagrahas like Kaala rise at the beginning or middle or end of the
- Arudha padas of all the houses in ALL the twenty divposential charts
- Ashtakavarga and sodhya pindas of ALL the divposential charts
- Vimsottari dasa upto pratyantardasas (antaras)
- Ashtottari dasa (Aardraadi), Kalachakra dasa, Narayana dasa of rasi chart, Shoola dasa, Tithi Ashtottari dasa, Drigdasa and Moola dasa upto antardasas (bhuktis)
- Tajaka varsha chakras (annual charts), sahamas (sahams) & pancha vargeeya bala
- Patyayini dasa, Mudda dasa & compressed Narayana dasa and compressed Shoola dasa with the Tajaka annual charts
- Annual Tithi Pravesha charts and Tithi Ashtottari dasa
- Swearing-in chart mode, where dasas are compressed to a chosen period of time
- Lunar new year chart and annual Full Moon chart
- Prasna mode with rasi and navamsa of prasna lagna obtained from a number between 1 and 108
- Panchanga of the day with the end times of tithi, nakshatra, yoga, karana and horas and times of Rahu kalam, Gulika kalam, Yama gandam, sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset
- Miscellaneous: Tajaka sahamas (sahams) in natal charts; chara karakas (8-planet scheme); shadbalas, bhava balas & ishta-kashta phalas; lunar month, lunar day (tithi), luni-solar yoga, karana, sunrise and sunset time listing with charts (using the true rise of upper limb); nakshatra balance and tithi balance; hora, Mahakala hora and Kaala; support for Lahiri ayanamsa, Raman ayanamsa and a few others; customizable nonlinear ayanamsa; customizable year days in dasas (360 or 365.2425 or anything else that user wants to try); convenient toolbar buttons; customizable printing; south / north / east Indian chart formats; basic or complete plain text export; direct email of plain text file attachment (if you have MAPI configured); some lessons on Vedic astrology (if the version with detailed help is downloaded)
Jyotish - Vedic Astrology
Jyotish is an ancient Vedic science. This is a subjective, and at the same time, mathematically exact science about the laws of the flow of life in time, about the interrelations of the past and the future. On the basis of this science, one can know how all aspects of life develop in the context of time, and also change and correct them. Using this invaluable knowledge, a person can become much more successful in all areas of life - business, family, health maintenance and so on.
Jyotish is understood by modern people to be somewhat one-sided, like "Indian astrology" - Vedic astrology. But in fact Jyotish is a much broader concept than just astrology. Jyotish is Light; This is the direct translation from Sanskrit of the word "Jyotisha" / "Jyoti" (Jyotisha / Jyoti).
The ancient Rishis (sages) were very attentive to the words, and they did not say anything just like that. The name or word in Sanskrit bears in itself the whole essence of the phenomenon called. And an understanding of the name and the essence inherent in it is very important for a correct, adequate understanding of the subject. So let's look at this ancient science as the Light that illuminates and clarifies knowledge inside, in our consciousness.
One of the practical ways in which this ancient science can help us understand life and its principles (if we know these principles, we can use them to fulfill our desires and creativity): people are used to receiving knowledge from outside. That's why everyone goes to school, different seminars, read books and the like. But if we pay a little attention to this, we can see that the external manifestations of life are a continuation of some inner deep processes. And those, in turn, are a continuation of some universal principles, according to which the universe lives. And all this we live in every instant inside ourselves.
It turns out that life can be known within yourself. Not an abstract "life", but the fact that each of us actually lives at the moment. This is not something special. These are all those ordinary sensations that we feel inside, in our minds. We after all live inside various sensations, feelings, perception, thoughts, actions. Nobody ever told us that it's all very important and practical for life, that this can give us the knowledge of some principles of life. Scientists say that the macrocosm is a reflection of the microcosm. Spiritual people say that we are created in the image and likeness of God, and everything is God. This means that everything that happens in the universe takes place within us. And so all those principles on which our sensations arise and interact within, take place in outer life and in cosmic life. Therefore, why to get knowledge about the Sun, fly to him on a spaceship? It is much easier to look inside yourself, and see (feel) there the Sun and all its qualities.
Jyotish can tell us what inner feelings associated with a particular planet should be paid attention. And describing these sensations, we will know the qualities of the Sun and other planets, from our own experience, and then practically use this knowledge for implementations and creativity. After all, "Sun", "Moon", etc., it's just the conditional names of some fundamental laws of Nature, real laws that you can really feel in yourself.
Jyotish (Jotish) - Vedic Astrology is the science of transformation and the technology of predictions. It is a science that explains how, under the influence of certain laws of nature, a consistent development of a person's life takes place, starting from the moment of birth. Jyotish contains mathematically exact knowledge about the cycles of time on which all changes and transformations are based.
As a technology of predictions, Jyotish describes the events of the past, present and future and gives an understanding of future trends in human life, both favorable and unfavorable. In addition, this practical program allows you to realize the Vedic principle of 'Heya Dukham Anagatam' - "prevent danger until it has come" and make the most of favorable periods of life.
Jyotish reveals the relationship between the life of an individual and the life of the cosmos, enlivening their common foundation in human consciousness, and gives knowledge about the entire range of life. The practical application of this science encompasses all aspects of life both of the individual and society as a whole.
According to this traditional knowledge, the prediction of future events is possible because the life of an individual is governed by the same exact and consistent laws of nature that are responsible for the evolution of the entire universe. Knowing any point within a certain sequence, for example, time and place of birth, expert Jyotisha - Vedic astrologer - can calculate the course of previous and subsequent events. Thus, Vedic Astrology allows you to comprehend and forecast trends in all areas of life, such as health, relationships with people, material well-being, education, career and family life, and so on.
The special value of Vedic Astrology is Yagya (Yagya, Yagya) - Yagya - and other corrective means - gems, mantras and so on. Their task is to prevent problems and receive the support of Nature, that is, the correction of events in human life. Yagya is a special Vedic procedure that helps to correct any unwanted tendencies or to avoid the problems indicated by Vedic astrology before they could manifest themselves.
What is Jyotish
Jyotish-sastra - Science of Vedic Astrology - is based on ancient wisdom - on the Vedas, the oldest Vedic scriptures. This science studies the vast range of cosmic influences - the macrocosm - on each person, on groups and communities of people and on Earth as a whole. The existing traditions of Vedic Astrology are rooted in the deep past for 5-6 thousand years ago. Since then, astrologers have passed from generation to generation their knowledge and experience. In ancient times this knowledge was transmitted orally, therefore the first written treatises (in Sanskrit) according to Jyotish [Vedic astrology] date back to the 3rd century BC. e., in particular the text of Brihat-Parasara-Khora-Shastra. Then came a lot of written scientific works on Jyotish, especially in the 1-2 century AD. e.
Unlike western astrology, Jyotish [Vedic astrology] is built on real, immobile constellations (signs of the sidereal zodiac). The tropical system used by Western astrology is based on the conditional, mobile Zodiac, which is tied to the point of the vernal equinox.
In Jyotish [Vedic Astrology], the main emphasis is on the sidereal constellations (signs of the fixed zodiac), including the "lunar parking", and on the analysis of the location of the planets and their mutual influences on each other. Only when all parts are formed into a single whole, one can form the only correct idea of the state of things. However, for this it is necessary to understand the laws that drive these very parts. The main concepts of Vedic Astrology are planets, signs and houses.
Grachs are planets
The ancient sages saw the interconnection between the movement of the planets and human destinies. Vedic Astrology examines these laws to help us anticipate changes in life and comprehend their meaning. The planet in Jyotish is correctly called 'graha'.
Each of the nine Graham planets used in Vedic Astrology is described by specific qualities, such as strength / weakness, dignity, state and so on. The nine Grahas [planets] of Vedic Astrology are the seven visible planets and the two lunar nodes of Rahu and Ketu. Vedic astrology analyzes all their movements.
Rashi - the signs of the zodiac
The zodiac in Vedic Astrology consists of 12 rashi constellations, signs. Unlike the western, it is about 24 degrees; and the sign of the moon is more important than the sign of the sun. Even the ascending sign (Ascendant, Lagna) is more important than the sign of the Sun, which for some reason pays all attention in Western European astrology. The sign (constellation) is correctly called 'rashi'.
Bhava - astrological houses
The birth chart (the so-called "horoscope") in Jyotish [Vedic Astrology], like in the western one, consists of 12 houses, each of which has its own "sphere of influence." For example, the first house of a compiled astrological chart defines personality traits, the seventh house - relations in the family and with partners, the 10th - career and so on. Astrological birth house cards are very similar to spheres that guide the different aspects of our life. Astrologers study the movements of planets in these houses in order to determine their influence on human life. The astrological house should be called 'bhava' in Jyotish.
While our birth charts are static, the planets and constellations are in constant motion. The study of transit - the current positions of the planets - is one of the main methods of Jyotish [Vedic astrology]. Transit cards help us to prevent dangers in the present and to gain knowledge about the future.
Thus, foreseeing the danger, it can and should be avoided. Vedic Astrology is designed to help us overcome the "surprises" of fate, predicting them. Moreover, one of the distinctive differences of Jyotish - he gives means of correction, that is, measures to improve events and their consequences.
But generally speaking, Jyotish [Vedic Astrology] unlike the western uses transit much less often, but uses periods-periods of planets or periods of signs. The period is called 'dasha'.
Jyotish [Vedic Astrology] and Western Astrology - Comparison
The word "astrology" is usually associated with the word "horoscope", and the word "horoscope" - with a newspaper forecast for twelve "zodiac signs." In fact, astrology is a very extensive and complex science that studies the relationship between the motion of celestial bodies and earthly events; A horoscope is just a map of the sky, showing the position of the planets at the moment of the birth of a particular person; and the sign of the zodiac is just a thirty-degree section of the ecliptic (the visible circle along which the Sun moves).
In astrology, two large systems (traditions) are best known: Western astrology (European) and Jyotish - Vedic astrology (sometimes mistakenly called "Indian" or "Hindu"). Although at first glance, Western and Vedic astrology seem to be alike - they both use concepts such as the planet (graha), house (bhava) and sign (rashi), but in fact they are absolutely different both on the philosophical basis and on the methods of interpreting "horoscopes" - Birth cards, and for corrective measures, and for ethical and psychological qualities and for numerous other features.
In general, it can be said that Jyotish - Vedic astrology is a more complex and the most ancient system of astrology, including the Western (Western European) system. Jyotish uses much more cards (including birth cards) - apart from the basic birth chart, so-called fractional maps (Vargi, or Amshi) are analyzed. In addition, much more calculations and prediction methods are used in Jyotish (various systems of planetary periods (graha-dash), periods of signs (rashi-dash), Ashtakavarga, Arudha, Sudarsana-Chakra, Argala, etc.). Therefore, a complete printout of various maps, periods and tables using different methods of Jyotish can be 10, or even 20 pages.
Although both systems (traditions) of astrology use 12 signs of the zodiac, they determine the arrangement of signs in different ways, starting their counting from different points of the ecliptic. Western astrology is tropical, that is, using a tropical, mobile zodiac, and reflects a temporal or seasonal model of time. It takes the position of the sun at the time of the vernal equinox as the origin of the zodiac (at 0 ° Aries). Jyotish is a sidereal (star-based) system of astrology, that is, using a sidereal, fixed zodiac, and therefore it reflects a spatial or stellar model of time. Jyotish takes for the beginning of the zodiac the point corresponding to the fixed star - the Zeta Pisces (z Piscium).
Because of the rotation of the Earth's axis, a precession (motion) of the equinox occurs on the cone: the points of the equinoxes slowly move back along the zodiac. 0 ° Aries by sidereal (immovable) and tropical (mobile) zodiacs coincided in 285 AD and now they are shifted relative to each other by approximately 24 degrees. This difference between the two zodiacs is called 'Ayanamsha'. Ayianamsha, as it were, shifts the birth chart, constructed according to Jyotish, regarding the birth chart of western astrology by more than 24 degrees. Therefore, if we compare the position of the planets in the maps constructed on the basis of both systems, even most of the planets will be in different signs. Ayanamsha - the difference in the points of the report is the key difference between the two traditions of astrology.
In addition to dividing the zodiac into 12 parts - 12 signs - Jyotish also uses the additional division of the zodiac into 27 parts - 27 nakshatras (lunar constellations). The moon passes each of the 27 Nakshatras in about one day, and the entire zodiac in 27 days. Western astrology speaks of the characteristic features of the personality only by the sign in which the Sun is at the time of birth (what most people call "my zodiac sign"), while Jyotish defines a person primarily in the Nakshatra of the Moon at birth ("star birth ") and the sign of the moon at the time of birth (" birth sign "), but also according to the Ascendant (" rising sign ") and other signs. The use of nakshatras in Vedic astrology is also a key and very important difference.
The seven planets - the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn - use both systems, but Jyotish uses two more "planets" (grahas) on a par with the first seven planets: Rahu and Ketu - the northern lunar node and the southern lunar node. Jyotish does not use trans-terrestrial planets - Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, as well as asteroids and the like.
Both systems use twelve houses (bhavas), but there is an important difference in their calculation: Jyotish considers the top of the house his beginning, and Western astrology considers the top of the house to be his middle. As a consequence, half of the planets are likely to fall into different houses, if we compare the maps of the two systems. Moreover, in Jyotish the birth chart is drawn so that the boundaries of the house coincide with the boundaries of the sign; in the western astrology, the boundaries of signs and houses are different.
Jyotish [Vedic astrology] is distinguished by the presence of a large number of period systems - dash systems. Dashi [periods] can be dasa of planets (grah) and sign dashi (rashi); in the first case, the cyclic influence of planets on human life is studied and used, in the second case the influence of signs on the basis of a specific birth chart is considered. The most common is the Wimshottari-Dasha - the 120-year cycle of the periods of the nine planets, their subperiods, and so on, based on the Nakshatra of the Moon at birth. And in the dasa of the planets (graha-dashah), and in dasa signs (rashi-dashah), each of the periods is controlled by a certain planet or sign, which activates the potential inherent in the birth chart and brings events to the person's life. In total, there are more than fifty different Dasha systems (period systems). They allow Jyotish to achieve high accuracy in predicting the time of events in a person's life. Period systems are absent in Western astrology (although Western astrologers say that the so-called fidar was used in the past, but the fidar can not be compared with the period systems in Jyotish). Because Jyotish is known for his exact timing, some people think that Vedic astrologers are mediums, but in fact they see events of the past and the future based on the logical analysis of the birth chart, the use of dash, transit and other methods, and also using practical experience. Some mistakenly view Western astrology as "spiritual", "spiritualized" because of its psychological approach to consultations, but in fact, Western astrology is simply forced to focus on the psychology of man ("working out plans") and say a lot of "water" for lack of methods for calculating the time of events in human life and the periods when the potential inherent in the birth chart was manifested or manifested.
As already mentioned, Jyotish - Vedic astrology - uses "fractional", or "harmonic" maps, which are built by dividing the sign into parts (in a fractional map of the planets are arranged depending on which part of the sign the planet is in). These maps seem to represent the division of the zodiac (ecliptic) not into 12 parts, but into 24, 36, 48, 60 parts and so on. They are used when it is necessary to consider in more detail specific areas of human life, and allow a more accurate prediction in this area. In total, up to 60 "harmonics" - fractional maps (Varg, or Amsh) can be built. Western astrology does not use fractional maps.
Jyotish and Western astrology use various aspects - "views" - of planets. In astrology, the term "aspect" means the influence of one planet or sign on another planet or sign; as if one planet "looks" at the other and its influence is transferred to it for a distance. In Jyotish different planets make different aspects, and in western astrology the aspects of all planets are the same. In Jyotish, aspects are asymmetrical (that is, an aspect 90 ° clockwise from the planet is not the same as an aspect 90 ° counter-clockwise from the planet), and in western astrology, all aspects are symmetrical. In western astrology, there are many aspects, and they are calculated on the basis of degrees of the planets, there are not so many aspects in Jyotish and they are calculated on the basis of the position of the planet in the house ("the planet in the house looks at all the planets in another house and the sign of this house"). . In Western astrology, the aspects themselves can be good and bad, in Jyotish considered to be beneficial and unfavorable to the planet, but not their aspects. In addition, in Western astrology there are no aspects of signs, and in Jyotish, along with aspects of the planets, there are aspects of signs.
Moreover, the essential and fundamental difference between Vedic and Western astrology is due to their history. In addition, Western astrology appeared much later than Jitish and does not have a deep and harmonious philosophical basis, so Christianity rejected and continues to reject astrology, as it struggled with pagan worldviews, and now is fighting for its business - for the management of the flock. Although even the birth of Christ was predicted and marked by the ascent of the star, which is the application of one of the sections of astrology - the astrology of the signs. Astrology was condemned in the 4th century by St. Augustine as contradicting the Christian faith, which interrupted the development and destroyed the succession of Western astrology and, most importantly, it lost any spiritual foundation, even if it was. The philosophical concept, realization and use of the Law of Cause and Effect (Law of Action and Result) is absent in Western European astrology. In the 12th century, Western astrology reoriented to the psychological direction. Therefore, even a comparison of the history of development of the two systems of astrology shows that Jyotish and Western astrology are completely different, and not only in methods of calculation or the use of planets and signs.
Jyotish [Vedic astrology] passed the test of time, retained its integrity and accuracy and continues to benefit people. Like Yoga, Ayurveda, Sthapatya-Veda and other Vedic sciences, Jyotish is part of the most valuable heritage of mankind, knowledge that has come down to us from the wise men of antiquity. While modern science is looking for Unity in the form of the material Theory of the Single Field, many scientists define as a field of consciousness, Jyotish already shows how this One Field works throughout the course of time and how it relates to the destiny and destiny of man.
History of Jyotish
Vedic astrology was developed already in the first millennium BC and was widely used in the Vedic civilization. Since the 3rd millennium BC. e. classical books on Jyotish were written, such as Brihat-Parashara-Khora-Shastra. Source: 1-veda.ru