Nadi Astrology Workshop on Profession By Nadi Jyothisa Kesari

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Nadi Astrology Workshop on Profession


Nadi Jyothisa Kesari

Dr.NVRA Raja Ph.D.


Planets with their super natural powers move around in various planes and control the overall existence as well as non-existence of all beings. Strictly in accordance with their strength, they confer all Karmic effects, both good and bad, to one and all. So, they are the ultimate executors of this entire creation. It is a complex science which reveals an individual’s environment, patterns of behaviour, potentialities, propensities, fortunes, misfortunes, his vicissitude of life, his past, present and future. In short, it is a blue print of his destiny. In modern times we find various researches in various fields and aspects.   On observing these from astrological point of view we find all the sciences are related to astrology.

A prevailing mindset towards astrology assumes that it is somehow similar to other psychics, disciplines, and it inevitably ends up being placed in the same category as clairvoyance, tarot reading, psychometry, prophecy, spirit channeling, talking to the dead and the like. The truth is that astrology is quite different from all other disciplines and it is in a class by itself. This study will serve as a foundation for laymen, students and enthusiasts alike who wish to further their understanding of this study, which in ancient times had been considered “the king of sciences”. Astrology is based on the relationship of all stellar bodies to the earth.

In fact astrologer’s role is very difficult and also he should have sufficient knowledge and divine blessings to decode the birth chart to arrive at predictions.

It is only an astro logic that indicates the tendencies.  When we know such and such thing is likely to happen, with a little effort and preparation we can modify it or alter it or channel it properly. Different schools may differ in their working methods but normally this does not upset the astrological mode of thinking. The birth moment symbolises the start of the life plan.


Broadly speaking, there are three main schools of astrological thought in India, viz., Parasara, Jaimini and the Nadi. Parasara is of course the most widely used system, while Jaimini, being a little difficult to understand, is used only by a select few adepts. But the Nadi system is a class by itself.[1]

Nadi granthas have given lot of importance to stellar astrology. In this particular Duruva Nadi, Sugarperu Nadi, Budha Nadi, Meena Nadi have given effects of planets posited in different nakshatras or constellations.

One could argue that without a real knowledge of the Nakshatras one cannot be a real Vedic astrologer or really understand the system. Yet we should not forget the spiritual origins and potential of the Nakshatras, as tools for uniting with the stars that are the powers of the cosmic mind and the lords of karma.

Among the greatest wonders of world, is the wonder of the Nadi Granthas in India that reveal with stunning accuracy even the minute details of person’s life. Among Nadi Granthas, Dhruva Nadi by Sage Satyacharya occupies a unique place.    Based on Dhruva Nadi, Sugar Peru Nadi and some principles from Budha Nadi, the Meena System of Stellar Astrology or Nadi Jyothisa was developed by Late Sri. R Gopala Krishna Row (Meena 1)Å and Late Sri. N V Raghava Chary (Meena 2)Å in late thirties. Invaluable astrological principles, which were not found in the classical astrological works, were given; upon which one can reliably proceed in the delineation of a horoscope.

Generally in traditional astrology almost all the astrologers give importance to planets and their positions in the zodiac. As per Nakshatra siddhantha or stellar astrology, it is not the planets posited going to deliver good or bad results but its star lord that i.e. the planets posited in particular star that star lord is going to deliver the result to the native.

In timing of events of chaara (naksahatra pada) of planets plays an important role in deciding the event. As per Meena, the ruling planet of a particular period will not show its effects throughout its period, but there will be variation, according to the pada of the constellation in which the ruling planet is situated.



This system is so called because; predictions as per this system were originally made from a study of Nadis (i.e. pulse) of persons in the same manner as Ayurvedic doctors do. Besides, this system of Astrology is allied and related to other important sciences as Vaidya, Yoga, Samudrika, and mantra Sastra. This system follows closely the principles and theories of Astrologers of old.[2]

Let us just have a look how the sciences and astrology are interrelated.

6o ghatikas of a day = 21600 kalas

This figure is taken by yoga practitioners as so many Pranayamas per day linked to Persons, breathing.

This 21600 kalas is distributed amongst the twelve Signs of the Zodiac as 1800 kalas per sign.

When we divined 1800 kalas by 60 kalas we get 30 degrees for each sign. Like this when we do deep study of various sciences will disclose the inter relativity in many aspects.

Specialty of Meena System stated by Meena themselves “Though Horoscopes look similar in their outward appearance, the condition, status, and position of the natives differ, widely.  What is the reason? Is it not due to the inner Stellar Effect?

Everyone wonders why life is not going in the expected line irrespective of putting a lot of efforts, as every one knows that present life’s adhristha is depending on karma theory and Hindu astrology gives lot of importance on karma theory concept.  What is destiny and free will (Fate predestination-determination)?

“Sow a thought, reap an act Sow an act, reap a habit

Sow a habit, reap a character, Sow a character, reap a destiny”

Unanimous author

Stellar Effects – Jeeva and Sareera

Different Nadi Granthas have discussed about the Jeeva and Sareera theory, they all had considered the planets and their lord for working out the Jeeva and Sareera for the houses. Since, stellar astrology is totally giving its theory based on nakshatra lord and their position in a house, it can be called as stellar dispositer theory to identify Jeeva and Sareera for a Bhava or a planet.

 Concept of Jeeva and Sareera

The three supreme postulates of Hindu philosophy (universal Atman, rebirth, and karma) have parallels in modern biological postulates (universal genetic material, heredity, and genes), which shows the astounding observational ability of the Rishis. Astrology shows the laws of cause and effect working.  We are made to realise that every man is the framer of his own destiny as much as he can pluck any fruit he likes in the garden of life.  But at the same time he has to bear the consequences ensuing from his own actions. If native wants his desire to get fulfilled his soul (Jeeva) and body (Sareera) has to cooperate jointly, otherwise he may not get the desired result.

How the prana and the body go together for existence in the mundane world, in astrology the Prana (Jeeva) and the Sareera (Body)for each and every bhava and karaka planet should go together amicably and favorably for the native to get the result. If prana (Jeeva) is there then the body exits and the body (Sareera) is not there then the Jeeva cannot act alone to fulfill the needs.


Jupiter and Mercury are Sattvikas. Sun, Moon and Venus are Rajasas. Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are Thamasas. By Sathvikas is meant planets, who are, by nature , pure in character, that is, they will be inclined to do good.

By Rajasas is meant planets who by nature have both good and bad characters.

By Thamasas is meant planets who have by nature bad characters only.

Sathvic planets give good results when they remain pure and unalloyed in Sathvic nature.The same applies to Rajasic and Thamasic planets. It is not very harmful if the Sathvic and Rajasic planets get Rajasic and Sathvic natures respectively, but they should never acquire Thamasic nature. And the Thamasic planets should never get Rajasic nature if they are to give satisfactory results.

How to predict the results of a Dasa

 To predict the results of a Dasa, The Guna (nature) of the lord of the Dasa   should also be considered. Further it must be decided, to which bhava the lord of the Dasa is the Jeeva as the native will enjoy the results of that bhava during the said period.

Jeeva and Sareera-Rules

In the Stellar system of Astrology[3], the constellations and their Lords are the basis to find out the Jeeva and Sareera planets, of the respective Bhavas or Houses in a Chart. 

Rule 1: The Jeeva planet is the Lord of the constellation in which the particular Bhava lord is posited and the Sareera planet is the lord of the star in which the Jeeva planet is situated.

Rule 2: When the Jeeva planet joins another stronger or powerful planet, the powerful or stronger planet becomes the Jeeva planet in other words the stronger or powerful planet[4] snatches away the right of the other planet.  This may happen in case of Sareera also. 

Rule 3: In cases where the Bhava Lord is in his own constellation the Bhava Lord himself becomes the Jeeva Planet.  The Lord of the house in which the Jeeva Lord is tenanted is the Sareera Planet.

Rule 4: At times the Bhava Lord is not only situated in his own constellation but also placed in his own house and in these cases the Jeeva planet itself becomes the Sareera planet.

The Jeeva planet is the Lord of the constellation in which the particular Bhava lord is posited and the Sareera planet is the lord of the star in which the Jeeva planet is situated.  For example in a Mesha Ascendant horoscope, when Moon (Lord of 4th House) is in the constellation of Uthiraphalguni (Sun’s Star) Sun is termed as the Jeeva pla­net, for the 4th House.  Sun (the Jeeva planet in this particular case) is in the constellation Poorvabhadrapadha so the Lord of Poorvabhadrapadha that is Jupiter becomes the Sareera planet for the 4th house. See the Chart No.3 Given below.

[1] Dr.B V Raman, Astrological Magazine,Vol.57,No.12,December 1968,p.1076

Å Authors of Nadi  Jyothisha or Stellar Astrology, 1939

[2] Meena,Nadi Jyothisha or Stellar System of Astrology Part II-page 1-1939

[3] Practical Stellar Astrology(Based on Nadi Principles)-By NV Raghavachary-   Meena2-page no:108-111-Second edition 2004

[4] Powerful planet can be identified by whether they are in exaltation, Moolatrikona   or having directional strength or they are in own nakshatra to have strength.   Identifying the strength  of planet is made clear in “Practical Stellar   Astrology(Based on Nadi Principles) by NV Raghava Chary (Meena 2)

Chart 134

Sun is the Jeeva Planet for 4th House and Jupiter is the Sareera planet for the 4th House. Sun is in Poorvabhadrapadha and Moon is in Uthira­phalguni.

When the Jeeva planet joins another stronger or powerful planet, the powerful or stronger planet becomes the Jeeva planet in other words the stronger or powerful planet snatches away the right of the other planet.  This may happen in case of Sareera also.  The following example will make it clear see Chart No.4 where Venus is exalted in Meena.

chart 135

Sun is in Poorvabhadrapadha and Venus in Revati. Moon is in Uthirashada.

Venus is the Jeeva planet and Mercury is the Sare­era planet of the 4th House. Jupiter becomes the Sareera planet for the 4th House.      The Chart No.4, Sun and Venus are in Meena, on account of the exaltation of Venus, Sun does not become the Jeeva planet though Moon is in the constellation of Sun.

Rules for Good and Favourable Results to Flow

For Good and favourable results to flow, the following points have to be considered along with other factors.

  1. The Jeeva and Sareera planets should not be inimical to each other.
  2. The Gunas acquired by the Jeeva and Sareera planets should be in consonance with their own Gunas.
  3. They (the Jeeva and Sareera planets) should be in benefic Houses.

4    The respective planets (Jeeva and Sareera planets) should not be associated or aspected by their enemies or situated in their enemy’s   houses.

  1. The situation of Jeeva and Sareera planets in their friendly houses, exaltation houses, own houses and aspects of benefic planets should also be noted.

NAME AND FAME and TENTH HOUSE-Professional matters

Lagna and 10th house are the main constituents, who by their excellence denote honour and name in life.

It is astonishing to note that in this world ,only a handful of people shoot up brilliance, achieve success, fame, power and wealth with very little efforts, others do so with effort and still others fail altogether to realize their desires, ambitions and ideas.  According to the principles of astrology it is the luck factor (or purva punya) in the horoscope which measures the amount of success that a person can achieve in his/her life.

As per Sapta Rishi nadi, if lagna is not well placed, the fifth house is afflicted, if the ninth house has not got strength but the tenth house has got strength then that native will have long life and good status, hence the tenth house has got importance in the horoscope.

The horoscope of a person is believed to be the balance carried forward into this life from the previous birth. In other words, previous existence is believed to be the cause and the effect of the present life which unfolds slowly but steadily, making sure that no one escapes the universal law of Karma. As we know that the 5th house is referred as Poorva Punyasthana or house of merit one has accumulated in previous birth.  According to Parasara,5th stands for sacred spells, learning, knowledge, son royalty and also fall from position. Mainly success depends on this house.  The 9th house stands for origin or father and future. If the 5th house represents our previous existence, the 9th from it, namely the ascendant or the lagna shows our present existence.  If 5th and 9th house are rendered strong, the native’s horoscope is considerably weakened.

Honour comprises two aspects 1) a positive aspect denoted by the Lagna and the 10th house. 2) A negative aspect denoted by the 8th house. Role of Ascendant and 10th house—lagna indicated name and fame, if lagna lord is strong and powerful the native gets lot of honours and name and fame.

If the lord of lagna occupies a Kendra or a Trikona and is placed in the house person gets name of a benefic, combined with and aspected by a benefic and being strong the and fame extending up to four oceans[1] 

The 10th house in a horoscope represents honour, professional achievement, eminence and success in all attempts. The Sun and Mars makes a native very powerful and energetic.

Father, command, honour, profession, rank or position, Gagana (Sky), Nabhas, Vyoma (mid heaven), Meshurana, Madhya and Vyapara are terms used to denote the 10th house. The 11th house is known as house, Agama (income), Praapti and Aaya. The twelfth house is called by the Sages, Pranthya, Anthima and Rippha.

If the lord of the 9th house occupy the Ascendant and be aspected by Jupiter, the native will command the respect of the sovereign.

If the lord of the 9th house be posited in the 11th, the native will be respected by kings, have long life and will also be virtuously disposed.

“A person gets wealth in various ways suited to his inner nature. Wealth is acquired through planets posited in the 10th house reckoned from lagna, the Moon or the Sun or their Navamsas”

“There is acquisition of wealth from the father, mother, and brother, relative, elder, wife or an inferior accordingly as the Sun or any other planet taken in order occupies the 10th place from Lagna, the Sun or the Moon or other kinds of relatives”

If the 10th house be planet less, then the livelihood will be through that prescribed from the ruler of that house (or the ruler of the Navamsa occupied by the planet owning the 10th house) reckoned from the Lagna, the Moon or the Sun whichever stronger or that prescribed for the lord of the sign in which the lord of the above 10th house is posited.

“Thus Prithuyasas makes it abundantly clear that when the 10th house from Lagna, the Moon or the Sun is occupied by a planet that becomes the key planet for the profession.”

[1] Jataka Parijata-Classical text on Astrology

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