Kaala’s Movement in Shastiamsa (D60)

Kaala’s Movement in Shastiamsa (D60)

There are many methods to use Shani’s Transit & Aspect of Shani has been used in most novel manners in Nadi Granthas like Bhrigu Nadi & Deva Kerelam (Chandra Kala Nadi) which are different from the traditional 3,7,10 aspect.

Legendary 91 yr old astrologer Shri C.S.Patel has shown nadi methods of Shani’s transit aspects in many unique manners one among them being Saturn aspecting 6,8,12 & 3rd houses from its transit position. We shall limit to only 3,7,10 in this write up.

Our write up deals with Shani & will try to achieve few things

  1. To Remove ‘subtly’ the misconception that Shani is always bad
  2. Shani is also called as ‘Kaala’ or TIME as it is he who discharges Karma good or bad. We as astrologers deal with Time so movement of Shani for us is most important to watch. As the famous ‘Saharampur’ Pandit known for his secret Bhrigu Techniques once said nothing moves in anyone’s life without Shani & Jup both coming into play – pls note it can be good or bad event.
  3. Judging if Sadesati is good or bad is tough for even experienced astrologers & many known methods fail, but experienced astrologers have observed that for 2 people born with same Natal Chart within a gap of 40-50 minutes of each other – one of them experience sadesati & other does not. This leads us to the final divisional chart of D60 where Moon changes sign in 50 minutes approx.

D60 or Shastiamsa as it is called is tough to see due to inaccurate birth times as it changes lagna every 2 mins, but most planets do not change signs in D60 for many hrs.

Subsequent question gotten is should we use Divisional Transits have our ancient books sanctioned it, 99% of astrologers spend lifetimes arguing that it has not been mentioned, whereas some ‘Just Do It’ (that is just use it)

Divisional Transits

We came across a verse in ChandraKala Nadi Part 1 P.314, verse 3124 (below is translation by Shri C.S.Patel)

Verse 3124 : When Saturn transits Chandra Navamsa Rasi (Rasi represented in the natal chart by the Moons occupied Navasma Rasi) or the sign occupied by the Moon (in Natal Chart), the native suffers from enemies, mental anguish & humiliation from secret blemish.

Note 3 words: 1) Enemies 2) Mental Anguish 3) Humiliation from Secret Blemish

Verse 2044/45 : When Saturn transits 8th from Chandra Navamsa Rasi, native will suffer great calamity during Rahu’s period and will have termination of some running favorable yogaphala or yogabhanga results.

Verse 2385 talks about bad results in 7th from Chandra Navamsa Rasi

Conclusion From Above Verses

  • Ancient texts sanction us to use Divisional Transits can be strongly accepted or worse loosely accepted
  • Interesting part for those who use Navamsa only for Marriage Matters can see that the verses do not talk about anything to do with Marriage.

Chandra Navamsa Rasi cannot be ignored, but while reading the above it struck on us to integrate the same on similar yet vast researches on Shastiamsa (D60) that we have been carrying out for some time ‘even with inaccurate birth times of 20-25 mins’


The moon sign in Shastiamsa (D60) is to be referred to as ‘Chandra Shastiamsa Rasi’ & it is significant to note that the Moon doesn’t change sign in D60 for a period of 50 mins approx.

The Usual Suspects:

  • When it comes to D60 chart most ignore it with excuse of time of birth is not always accurate hence most astrologers do not even go beyond D10 & the mental block continues for lifetimes.
  • Oflate D60 has become popular to see for Past (Previous) Life Karma *
  • BPHS (Chp 7, shloka 1-8) gives clear instructions on the exact usage of D60 & to limit its usage to see previous life of native is limiting astrology of Parasara.

* Previous life cum Future life of native can be clearly seen in D1 if one knows how to see it & the exact detailed methodology is lost

Methodology in this Write Up

  • Ignore the Lagna of D60 (for now) & just note down the sign position of Moon in D60 (Shastiamsa).
  • See Sign of Tr (Transit) Sat in Rasi (natal) & superimpose it on D60 vis-à-vis Shastiamsa Moon .
  • Sat in 12,1,2 from Moon, 4th & 8th from Moon is considered bad (though not always) but can also given spectacular rise as Shani is ‘Time Personified’.
  • Divisional SAV & BAV of Moon, Sat is important to map any transits but it can only be depended 75% & is not the end all.
  • Note this statement from an old astrologer ‘Saturn is a Old Courier Man who carries the letters (containing past karmas- good or bad) & where he stations (houses) he drops those letters.
  • D60 lagna changes every 2 mins approx & that’s one of the reason its value is highest & at the same time a big deterrent for even seasoned astrologers to use it, but we will see that even without the correct asc we can get some clues with Sat Tr in respect to D60 moon to interpret results profitably.

Note: (those who do not believe in Ascendant of a divisional chart or authenticity of exact time can ignore the house explanations)

Let us study if during these transits they went through bad times or good times.

Example 1: Tony Blair (Rodden’s Rating AA)

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Event 1:  19th Oct 2003 – heart problems

  • On Oct 2003 Sat was in Ge, Sat 6th from Moon (Chandra Shastiamsa Rasi) indicating health issues
  • Now superimpose this in D60 chart where Tr Sat comes into the 3H looks at 5H of heart & Leo (heart)sign too & directly at Sun the 5L.
  • It noted as some minor problem though other doctors said it was serious.
  • Tr Jup in 5H of heart & aspecting at natal D60 5L Sun saved him.
  • Lastly Tr Sat in D60 SAV with 29 bindus.

Event 2: 1st May 1997 elected British PM

  • Tr Saturn is in Pisces 3rd from Chandra Shastiamsa Rasi
  • Tr Jup in his 10H of career on his D60 Moon sign & Sat aspect 2H of Administration & 5L Sun in 9H of Kingdom
  • Tr Sat in 33 bindus in D60 SAV, in Moon BAV 3 pts, in Sat BAV of D60 it is transiting over 6 bindus which is very high. Sat shows masses.
  • Event 3: 2005-2006 – Problems & disloyalty
  • Tr Sat in Cancer 7th from Moon in 4H of parliamentary career so 4H(homeland) matters will shake (London train bomb episode) & so will his parliamentary career (4H)
  • Tr aspecting LL(self) & 8L of downfall Mars & 4 L. Most Imp Tr Sat on natal Sat – time for major changes in career.
  • D60 SAV 28(average) with 0 shodita points, Moon D60 BAV 4 bindus & Sat BAV only 3 – three points will show unpopularity with Masses (Sat)

Event 4: Nov 06 onwards

  • Tr Sat in Leo, 8th from his Moon, causing Astham Sani & in 5H of power/seat will be effected also since there is GL (Power, Fame etc) causing defame thereby effecting all these significations resulting in loss of it to a certain extent with problems with the Law/Govt of country as it is in sign Leo (Govt) cum trine to Sun the 5L.
  • D60 Sav only 28, Moon BAV 3 & Sat BAV only 2 (very little contact with masses)

Example 2: Prince Charles

As the aim of this article is not to establish the correctness of the D60 Lagna & due to shortage of space we shall look at only one chart as an example as to ‘How to See a D60 Chart’ in its entirety (though not detailed here)

D60 Short Analysis of Prince Charles

1.a) Lagna is occupied by 4L Ven (female) self will be dominated by Mother & native will love women (numerous affairs). LL (self) with 5L (interests) in 12H of charity, he could be involved with lot of charity.

  1. b) 5L of education Mars in 12H of abroad would mean some education abroad ( did 2 terms in Australia)
  2. c) 6L of accidents Jup debilitated in 7H in sign Cp (10H of Kaalapurusha signifying knees) so problem with knees can be seen with aspect of Mars (knife/speed) – In 1998 surgery(mars) to repair knee cartilage. Mars aspecting 6H will give accidents while doing speeding activities – 2001 fell from horse, broke bone.
  3. d) 7L in 2H (8th from it) with Sun – see Sat Sun do not get along, marriage wont get along & would break . Mer in the 7H would create frigidity in marriage & extra marital affairs(Mer) and both Diana and Charles confessed to this.
  4. e) Rahu in the 9H will give lot of foreign travel & an attraction to foreign

religions or support of them (he favors Dalai Lamas struggle)

  1. f) Love (5L) in 12H uniting with self (LL) Moon will indicate that his real love will happen after someones death (12H is house of exit) and only after Diana (5L) died they could unite.
  2. g) 7L Sat in2H with Sun, so one person in the family is a Miser and/or the family is a fallen family from position, 1st wife of native wont get along with a family member or it even be 2nd wife (8th from 7th – some take 11H for 2nd marriage too) who won’t get along with Mother (11th from 4H and 2nd from 4L).

One can go on and on ……….but someone’s personal tragedies are only a case study for astrologers.  The Chart with Cancer D60 lagna sounds so far correct.

Event 1: Wikipedia says By 1992, it was obvious that the marriage (with Diana) was over in all but name

  • Tr Sat is in Cp, 8th from D60 Moon in the 7H of marriage
  • Tr Sat in 7H of marriage creating separation (Sat is seperative) between partners & it happening in 7H of public platform means public will know it.
  • D60 SAV 20 (very low) & Shodita SAV doesn’t support it with only Zero points, Sat BAV only 1 points, this was not popular with the masses (Sat)

Event 2: 28th Aug 1996 divorce with Diana

  • Need to stress again that Sat in 10th from Moon or aspecting 10H from Moon is indicative of MAJOR events
  • Tr Sat ® in Pisces, 10th from Moon indicating significant event
  • When Sat will retrograde it will look reverse (ref Bipin Behari) at his 7H with his 3rd aspect and there sits Jup (DK) – Sat is seperative
  • Tr Sat in 9H of institution/religious things like marriage Sat in 9H would break the Institution that was bonded by religious ceremonious thread.
  • Bhrigu Method is to see a planets effects from previous house Too if planet is retrograde
  • Tr Sat in 8H will aspect 7H of marriage & 8H of scandals/bad name – what stars earlier promised is full filled now.
  • Sat Retro see from 8H would break marriage, as it causes sadesati to 7H & 8H shows sustenance of marriage, D60 SAV of 8H has 21 bindus only whereas 9H has 30 bindus

Event 3: 9th Apr 2005 marriage with Camilla Parker

  • Tr Sat in Ge, 1st from Moon & in 12H of D60 – should this like usual be treated as a bad transit or a delivery of Karma on self (LL)
  • In 12H, Tr Sat (7L) & Jup bless 9H of union. Tr Sat (Kaala- Time) unites/activates self (moon LL) & Love (Mars 5L). The whole drama being played in the 12H would show undue delay or changes even last min before marriage or someone’s death (12H or 8H if involved) – Popes death delayed by few days & Diana’s death delayed by few yrs the supposedly Twin Flames from uniting.
  • D60 SAV has strong 33 bindus & Shodita has 12 which is very strong supporting the event, in BAV of Sat it has 5 bindus, again very strong.

Example 3: Top Post in Media

Native held topmost post in one of the biggest media houses in India. In such positions has to do less work & more of engaging in corporate games unfortunately & once our luck runs out Lord Shani becomes free to strike.

Event: In Sept 2001, native was shown the pink slip & till date has not risen to that glorious influential position once commanded.

  • Tr Sat in Sept 01 in Ta, 7th from Moon (D60) who is 8L in D60 & debilitated.
  • Tr Sat is in 6H of service & Sat is 3L of change of service (6th from 10H), it is also on 6L Ven (native is in TV field). Sat activated 8H of downfall, 12H of abroad & 3H of change of job cum travel
  • Native resigned on own (corporate form of pink slip) & shifted abroad with family immediately.
  • Sat with 26 D60 SAV & 0 Shodita SAV added to it but didn’t cause major upheaval by maintaining dignity (BAV of Sat has 5 bindus)

Example 4: Divorce – March 05

  • Mars 2L of family in D1 is in Mrityubhaga, in D60 Jup 2L of family is debilitated in the house of loss – both charts indicate some loss of family (not touching D9 due to want of space)
  • 7H has Gulika & Mandi, poision will flow out of it giving tensions, D60 Pramaana Gulika dispositor is Saturn (note this in mind), 7L is Sun debilitated in 9H of institution (religious ceremonies of life) & Blessings of Gods aspected by debilitated Sat (with UL) from 3H of free will or own act happening in the 6/12 axis from AL indicating the nature of the event.
  • Do not forget an Sc Rahu with debilitated moon in 10h of sukha of marriage.
  • He says ‘ I seeked advice from top astrologers who said divorce wouldn’t happen’, scribe wonders if they saw D60 of the native too, recently on famous internet lists top astrologers are rectifying his chart by changing his birth time, which according to scribes humble opinion is not needed at all if we follow what Parasara said on how to see D60. But since only 1 event of the native is known it is tough to rectify D60 esp chart rectification shouldn’t be started with marriage as it would be most disastrous.
  • Now see Tr in Mar 05, Sat ® was in Ge in 8th from Moon causing Ashtam Sani & in 5H of D60 causing separation in romance of marriage, aspecting 2H of family & 7H of marriage.
  • Sat is seperative & if Bhrigu Method used then Tr Sat being Retro would be in 4H of happiness aspecting 6H of seperation or legal divorce
  • D60 SAV of 5H has 31 points ‘BUT’ in previous house 4H SAV is poorest 25 bindus explained why Bhrigu Nadi method cannot be ignored.

Example 5: Sonia Gandhi


Very Short D60 Analysis

The reason this chart is explained here is as months were spent on internet lists discussing the correct time of Sonia Gandhi

  • 7L Moon in Cp with Sat, husband could be connected to the masses (Sat Moon) & in 8H Mars the bomb is sitting in enemy’s house aspected by Rahu (terrorist) from 6H & 12L Jup aspects from 8H of Sudden End who is also 3L of short travel, Rajiv was campaigning then.
  • 10h is mother in law (Indira) & Ven is in malavaya Yoga with AL (MIL should be a famous person) aspected by Rahu, known for her fighting spirit.
  • 5L of romance in Mahapurusha yoga in Kendra to self (Sat) & 7L Moon shows their (Rajiv-Sonia) Soul Mate Love for each as reported by press.
  • 9H is house of younger brother of husband (3rd from 7H), sign is Virgo aspected by maraca Mars, Vi lord is Mer in Venusian sign (hint is clear as to who he was) aspected by Sun (sanjay Gandhi was known for his firebrand nature). 8th from Mer (younger brother lord) will show his death, there exalted Ketu sits in 12H of exit in sign Sagi, a fiery sign, the plane crashed and went up in smoke.

Event 1: Mother in law, Indira Gandhi’s Death 31st Oct 1984

  • Tr Sat in Libra 10th from Moon (Dramatic Change Time)
  • Tr Sat (maraca lord) in 10H of mother in law & on Ven the 10L
  • D60 SAV 27(low), Moon & Sat BAV in D60 only 2 for both – very bad
  • Observe Tr Sat with Tr Sun & Tr Mer – see lordships of Sun & Mer from lagna & also from 10H of mother in law picture is clearer.
  • Tr Rahu in 8th from 10H shows that there is something Sudden(Rahu) & Terrorist (Rahu) awaiting for mother in law. Rahu is maraca co-lord too.

Event 2: Rajiv Gandhi Assassinated on 21st May 1991

  • Tr Sat® in Cp on natal Chandra Shastiamsa Rasi & also 7L Moon
  • Tr Sat ® (maraca lord) in 1H aspecting 7H of husband & on 7L Moon(he was known as the soft one) & Hara (end) lord Mars (11L) in 7H with 12L of exit Jup in Tr. Something surely has to happen to husband or their marriage or children as Tr Sat ® aspect on 10H where 5L is posited shows that children would be effected badly
  • At the end husband and marriage both were over & children obviously effected.
  • One can see position of Tr Rahu from 7H of husband to get who the culprit was.
  • SAV is only 27 in D60 & Shodita has dropped drastically to Zero.

Event 3: 18th May 2004 declined from becoming PM

  • Tr Sat in Ge in the 6H of D60 chart, 3rd from Moon – both good places Tr i.e from Moon & Lagna for Saturn.
  • D60 SAV is 33 (very high) in 6H defeat of enemies possibility, BAV of D60 Moon is whopping 7 & Sat BAV is 6, the masses were with her.
  • When she declined to be PM, her supporters tried committing suicide, her victory was a slap to the opposition party BJP & was incomprehensible.

Event 4 : 2005-2006 had to resign from Parliament, continuous Mud Slinging on her & Revenge Time

  • Tr Sat in Cn 7th from Shastiamsa Chandra Rasi & in 7H of relations spoiled her relations with some loyalists & frontal attacks by Opposition.
  • Accusations were hurled at her, post of profit issues – she resigned and won the elections again.
  • One of the toughest times for native one could say with poor performance of her Govt & Chief Ministers.

Example 6: Amitabh Bachchan, Most Famous Man of the Millennium – BBC Polls

Event 1: Fatal Accident in Film shooting that moved millions to pray for him as he was fighting death – July 1982

  • Tr Sat with 12L Mars in Virgo 4th from D60 Moon causing Ardha Shani in the 5H of fame aspecting 6L of accidents Ven & LL (self)
  • Tr Sat & Mars both aspect 11H (Hara – 6th from 6th of accidents) & natal Mars placed in 2H of maraca along with Karma of accidents 3L Moon
  • Pls note Mars Tr from 4H of Moon results in stomach problems (Phaladeepika Chapter 26) & he was HIT IN THE STOMACH damaging internal organs there.

D60 SAV has 21 points in Vi where Tr Sat & Mars are and also Mars BAV of D60 has only 1 point. Indeed a time to fight for life.

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The usual mistake by astro enthusiasts is that whenever we read a method in articles we apply it as the SOLE criteria, whereas the particular author might be trying to demonstrate the method to stand out the principles he is trying to explain. Another factor is to apply the above method to its fullest other factors of D60 have to be taken into account which deserve much wider space, for transits cannot be above dasas. Even if ones D60 lagna is not accurate we can apply this profitably with only seeing its position from the D60 Moon (without using SAV) and see some meaning to it & it becomes one More Tool in our arsenal of Tools when superfined with continuous usage of it.

As one old Master once said to scribe ‘Complex methods are just a state of the mind, an innocent (Jup) student of this science will understand it easily & profitably, whereas an advanced student might never’ is what this scribe ends this paper with as yet I have to understand what he said in its entirety. His parting short was ‘U have been given the highest Key for learning astrology in that statement Beta (son)’ ?

The credit of inspiring scribe to learn about D60 goes to 3 lines from Shri K.N.Rao in an email replied in Oct 04.

Om Tat Sat

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