This article is certainly not about, telling you what you perhaps already know or can come to know by getting in touch with the more learned and more experienced pioneers of astrology! This article is about sharing with you my brief experience while dealing with the divisional charts and sharing some understanding that I was blessed to be informed by my teachers! So here we go!
Irrespective of what is told, the fact remains that your birth chart – the D1 is by far the most important of all the charts that you can think of analyzing.Sure enough there is enough merit and direction from the old sages and scholars about giving an equal if not more importance to the D9 or the Navamsha chart- but the the essential element here remains that- it is about equal importance!
If you ask me to explain, consider this, the D1 is the type of car you are, the D9 speaks about the internal wiring and the detailing of the engine and the quality of the work that has gone to construct the car! But if the D1 is not good enough- you will remain that wonderful machine that rests in a museum for eternity- people will appreciate- will be awestruck, amazed and certainly value you- but you get to go nowhere! The other extreme could be a badly engineered car internally which when driven recklessly ends up banged on the road more too often and just keeps hoping from one repair shop to another as life progresses! The balance between the planets in the D1 and D9 is vital,to establish the extent and quality of life that a person will enjoy! It is when this imbalance is far too skewed and escapes the eye of an astrologer, that you will find few of them faltering and trying to do a retro fit of what they said, and why things didn’t go the way they said it!
The very essence, the fact that an individual arrives in a specific family,holds a big secret within itself! If you don’t believe me, just pull up the charts of your immediate family members and see for yourself how the universe has ensured that the wandering souls eventually get tied up in the karmic cycle and are made to come together to try and complete the tasks- required to align the karmic balance to ensure your soul’s journey remains progressive in the direction it must follow! Create an imbalance here through your actions and inaction’s as you live your life- well you just end up setting yourself up for repeating the same things again and gain through the cycle of Birth- Rebirth, not to forget you also unwittingly tie up the others too in the same chaos! Surely though this karmic payout will vary in degree and intensity and hence not necessarily everyone gets paid back in equal measure!
Once the D1 and D9 are understood well, very rarely will astrologers ever require to deep dive into the other charts, because a well interpreted D1 and D9 normally is good enough an indication to know what is there and what is there to be! Often astrologer’s forget to factor in the immediate family pull and push through their charts which can put even a good chart into an average chart category and the played out circumstances can trim the heights that an individual could have achieved being what an individual soul is!
Another challenge that begins to manifest with each progressive divisional chart is the fact that, as the accuracy increases rapidly through these charts- unless the birth time is accurate- all other analysis just tend to remain of academic interest! Furthermore the classical idea to factor in nakshatras (certainly important) but than getting further into their lords-sub-lords and sub-sub-lords just to see if something fits in or not – well at types looks really off the track! What is always important to remember is that the D1 is who you are and your construct, the D9 will tell the finer attributes pertaining to all that is U! so between these two everything and almost all that as astrologer can decode is given- as long as one has an eye and the patience to connect with what the chart is whispering!
I am certainly not suggesting that other divisional charts aren’t important, they are- else why would have the great sages spoken and devised them! What I am saying is- for being able to arrive at finer inferences- the two basic attributes- the birth time and the intuitive blessings that the astrologer has- needs to be there- else no matter how many times an individual visits- any number of astrologers- the results and solutions will always seem to differ! You may want to ask me, so what is to be done?
Well, simple- Stick to the basics, the routine questions that people normally ask for over 90% charts can be see through applying Dasha, Transit on D1 and with guidance form D9. There are those remaining 10% wherein the D1 and D9 seem to be at logger heads which calls for greater attention and weigh the judgement by using other charts (knowing of course that the birth time is right and the astrologer has reached a level of competence to deliver at that level of heightened universal connect!). Often, a great master through whom I learnt, would meditate or sleep over a chart, allowing his mind to connect within and wake up the next day morning and write off or pick up the phone and speak at length on what it is meant to be which used to come right as bang every time!
Before I conclude, it is absolutely important for the astrologers to let the enquirer know, that an astrologer is there not to provide riddance of the problems that await an individual- but rather to for warn of upcoming possibilities and developments and suggest a path which will enable a person to bear the challenge or relive the blessings with responsibility and humility! Throwing away multiple charts, quoting multitudes of verses and texts from the wisdom of the sages doesn’t help the person who has come to seek guidance and a pathway from the crossroads that they are possibly at!
If astrologers, genuinely were able to solve and resolve all, remember this- We would have been called as something else, there is a good reason why astrology is not a perfect science, and I guess it works to ts advantage the way it is- perhaps that’s how the Universe meant it to be – all through the ages!
I will leave you with these thoughts and will be back with another article soon! Until then stay blessed!For consultations and assistance, reach me through the “contact us form” on the website!