December 23, 2010 Leave a comment
SRI VISHNAVE NAMAH
vrsninam vasudevo ’smi
muninam apy aham vyasah
kavinam usana kavih
Of the descendants of Vrishni I am Vasudeva, and of the Pandavas I am Arjuna. Of the sages I am Vyasa, and among great thinkers I am Usana.
Commentary by Srila Prabhupada
Krishna is the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, and Baladeva is Krishna’s immediate expansion. Both Lord Krishna and Baladeva appeared as sons of Vasudeva, so both of Them may be called Vasudeva.
The immediate expansions of the Lord are called svamsha (personal expansions), and there are also expansions called vibhinnamsha (separated expansions).
The swamsha or lagnamsha, the sign that rises in the navamsha chart is particularly significant in indicating all that which fructifies and is attainable in life, easily, the path of least resistance
|Jaimini paddhati as the subset of Parashari jyotish has been called, describes in addition to the lagna, two other personal indicators, swamsha and karakamsha. Swamsha is the navamsha of lagna (or navamsha lagna – the sign placed in the 1st house of the navamsha division chart) Karakamsha is the sign in which the atmakaraka is placed in navamsha. The contemporary jyotishi, Sanjay Rath JI in his translation of the sutras of Jaimini indicates that swamsha indicates that which is readily attainable in life (to the self) while karakamsha indicates that which the soul desires.
From a practical consideration, this raises some interesting possibilities, astrologically speaking: the mutual disposition of the swamsha and karakamsha would indicate whether current lifetime would be full of unfulfilled desires and unattainable dreams or would it be one of purpose and fulfilment?
The lords of swamsha and karakamsha would also have a say in this matter. Another way to look at this could be that the karakamsha indicates ones goals and tasks in this life for which one chose to be born.
Swamsha, then would represent the lessons already learned and that one is comfortable with (having crossed the bridge once or perhaps several times during previous incarnations) and that can in some cases merely represent security blankets or even escapes from the rigours of learning (for this lifetime).
Mutual relationships between the swamsha and karakamsha would indicate if the lessons are connected and continue from the past or are new ones entirely. There are at least two contemporary recommendations for karakamsha: the first one recommends using the navamsha sign in the rashi chart as the karakamsha lagna, all planets are in same rashis as the birth chart, only the lagna is the sign occupied in navamsha by the atmakaraka; the other method utilizes the navamsha chart itself, reoriented from the karakamsha lagna.
SHRI RAMA SARNAM MAMAH!!!!