Shashtyamsa D60

Understanding D60

Shashtiamsha is seen for all aspects of life like birth chart. It should be used as an independent chart and same technique for analysis should be used as for lagna chart. Parashara has given shashtiamsha chart more importance than the birth and navamsa chart. To treart shashtiamsha as an independent chart, you should have correct birth time. Shashtiamsha lagna changes in every 2 minutes therefore birth time should be accurate.

There is a misconception that D60 chart is used see past life this is not so true. Sage Parashara emphasizes Shastiamsha as the most important chart, he said that look into Shastiamsa for "all matters" since Shastiamsha specifies Sanchita Karma i.e. karma that we are destined to face in this life.

Houses whose lords are placed in benefic shashtiamsha, results for those houses are good but houses whose lords are placed in malefic shashtiamsha, positive traits for those houses are destroyed.

Always look for yogas in Shastiamsha and time the results of these yogas using Mooladasa.

Access D-60 CHART as any other chart in the following manner:

A. Good Yogas indicate auspicious karma in past life, and Bad Yogas indicate bad karma in past life and will be the cause to give happiness and miseries in the present life.
B. Transits, yogas and dasha should also be analysed from D60 chart.
C. IF exalted planets in D-60 chart are the lords of 3, 6, 8, 12 houses of D-1 CHART,
this indicates the native will waste the advantage of good karma done in past life
and miss opportunities.
D. If birth time is not accurate, linking of D60 and D1 should be used for assessing results.
E. Each of the 60 Shashtiamsa is assigned a deity , which are either auspicious or
inauspicious or of mix in nature. Even, planet is in exaltation, but inauspicious
Shashtiamsa will give miseries in that direction of life and vice versa. Lot of
emphasis is put in BPHS as well as in ChamatkaChintamani on this point. This is
also used in rectification of birth time and helps to adopt suitable ayanamsa.
Adopting the True nodes also yields to better results.
F. There are 60 KARNA in one Lunar Month and 60 Shashtiamsa in a sign. Both are
controller of profession. BPHS gives a list of possible vocations for each
Shashtiamsa. This also has a practical application.

S.No Remarks Deity Degree in Odd Sign Degree in Even Signs
1 B Ghora 0.3 30
2 B Rakshasa 1 29.3
3 G Deva 1.3 29
4 G Kubera 2 28.3
5 M Yaksha 2.3 28
6 M Kinnara 3 27.3
7 M Bhrasta 3.3 27
8 B Kulaghna 4 26.3
9 M Garala 4.3 26
10 M Agni 5 25.3
11 B Maya 5.3 25
12 B Purish 6 24.3
13 G Apampati 6.3 24
14 M Marut 7 23.3
15 B Kaal 7.3 23
16 B Sarp/Ahi 8 22.3
17 G Amrit 8.3 22
18 G Indu 9 21.3
19 G Mridu 9.3 21
20 M Komala 10 20.3
21 G Heramb 10.3 20
22 G Brahma 11 19.3
23 M Vishnu 11.3 19
24 M Mahesh 12 18.3
25 M Deva 12.3 18
26 G Ardra 13 17.3
27 G Kalinash 13.3 17
28 G Kshitish 14 16.3
29 G Kamlakara 14.3 16
30 M Gulika 15 15.3
31 M Mrityu 15.3 15
32 B Kaal 16 14.3
33 B Davagni 16.3 14
34 B Ghora 17 13.3
35 B Yama 17.3 13
36 M Kantaka 18 12.3
37 M Sudha 18.3 12
38 M Amrita 19 11.3
39 B Purnachandra 19.3 11
40 B Vishdagdha 20 10.3
41 M Kulnash 20.3 10
42 B Vanshakshaya 21 9.3
43 M Utpaat 21.3 9
44 B Kaal 22 8.3
45 G Soumya 22.3 8
46 G Komala 23 7.3
47 G Sheetala 23.3 7
48 B Drinshtakaral 24 6.3
49 G Indumukh 24.3 6
50 G Praveena 25 5.3
51 M Kalagni 25.3 5
52 M Dandayudh 26 4.3
53 G Nirmala 26.3 4
54 M Soumya 27 3.3
55 M Krura 27.3 3
56 M Atisheetala 28 2.3
57 M Sudha 28.3 2
58 M Payodhi 29 1.3
59 M Bhramana 29.3 1
60 G Chandrarekha 30 0.3

The terminology used in Table: In the table given above S.No means Serial Number of Shastiamsa, Remarks means the classification of Shastiamsa as M [Medium], G [Good], B [Bad]. It will be explained in next section under “Nature of Deities”. Deity give name of Deity. I have used eight editions of Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, Two editions of Jataka Parijata and Sarvartha Chintamani and Jataka Tattwam to compare and assimilate deities of Shastiamsa. Based on a big list I have given these names after comparing all the different names given in the books I have referred to. I took the most repeating name to write on this list. Degree in an odd sign and even sign show degrees of these segents. 0.3 means 0 Degree 30 Minutes as terminating point of First Shastiamsa.

Suppose a planet is in 11.37 Pisces. Because it has covered 11.30 it will be seen in 12.00 of Even sign [Pisces – Even Sign]. Thus it will be in 37th Shastiamsa known as Sudha.

Nature of Deities

Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, Jataka Parijata, Jataka Tattwam and Sarvartha Chintamani deals with deities of Shastiamsa. None of them labels them as Malefic or Benefic but Phaladeepika which doesn’t deal with the name of Lord of Shastiamsa tells us that 5. In an odd sign in Krura Shastyamsas or inauspicious l/60th portions are 1st. 2nd, 8th, 9th. 10th, 11th. 12th. 15th, 18th, 30th, 31st. 32nd. 33rd. 34th, 35th, 39th. 40th, 42nd, 43rd, 44th. 48th, 51st. 52nd and 59th. The rest is Saumya or auspicious ones. In the case of an even sign it is necessary, that is, the Shastyamsa portions stated Krura in the odd signs are the Saumya ones in the even signs and vice versa. This is from Translation for Shri G.S. Kapoor.

Pandit Gopesh Kumar Ojha in his translation of Phaladeepika said that in Odd signs 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 39th, 40th, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 48th, 51st, 52nd and 59th Shastiamsa are malefic. In Even signs 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 41st, 45th, 46th, 47th, 49th, 50th, 53rd, 54th, 55th, 56th, 59th and 60th Shastiamsa are malefic.

Now as we can see from the list above we can see that 24 Shastiamsa are malefic and rest 36 are benefic as per G.S. Kapoor whereas as per Pandit Gopesh Kumar Ojha 24 Shatiamsa are malefic in Odd signs and 34 Shatiamsa are malefic in Even signs.

Based on the commentary of Pandit Gopesh Kumar Ojha I have made the above list. Keeping deities of Shastiamsa in the centre I have termed Bad for those deities who are bad in both Even and Odd signs, Medium for them who are bad in either Even or Odd sign and Good for those who are Benefic in both Even and Odd signs.

However in my humble opinion. There is no hard and fast rule of term deity of Shastiamsa as Good or Bad. Because other’s [refer books which deal with Shastiamsa lords] haven’t classified Shastiamsa as Good or Bad. I am of the opinion that Shastiamsa has to be termed as Bad or Good as per their name and nature with synchronization to the planet which is in those Shastiamsa’s. For example, Gulika Shastiamsa can be bad for every planet but not for Saturn because Saturn is the son of Saturn.

Given below is a list of Shastiamsa Lords, Meaning of their name and their Nature as Good or Bad as per my own understanding.

S.No Remarks Deity Meaning
1 Bad Ghora Terrible
2 Bad Rakshasa Demon
3 Good Deva God
4 Good Kubera God of Wealth
5 Good Yaksha Celestial Beings
6 Neutral Kinnara Genderqueer
7 Bad Bhrasta Corrupt
8 Bad Kulaghna One who commit lowly deeds with respect to his caste, Like a son of teacher engaged in theft
9 Bad Garala Poison
10 Bad Agni Fire
11 Bad Maya Illusion
12 Good Purish Lord of a place [The place under consideration]
13 Good Apampati Aap [water] Pati [Lord] God of waters
14 Good Marut God of Air
15 Bad Kaal God of Time/God of Death/Destruction
16 Bad Sarp/Ahi Serpents
17 Good Amrit Nectar
18 Good Indu Moon
19 Good Mridu Tender
20 Good Komala Gentle
21 Good Heramb A Name for Ganesha [Obstruction Removing Deity]
22 Good Brahma Deity of Creation
23 Good Vishnu Deity of Sustenance
24 Bad Mahesh Deity of Destruction [Shiva]
25 Good Deva Gods
26 Bad Ardra Dry
27 Good Kalinash End of Bad things [Kali is the present Yuga, Kali means black/bad]
28 Good Kshitish Lord of Sky [Indra]
29 Good Kamlakara Lord of Lotus/Name for Vishnu
30 Bad Gulika Son of Saturn [ Also takes separately an entity in Jyotish]
31 Bad Mrityu Death
32 Bad Kaal Time/Death/Destruction
33 Bad Davagni Fire which catches automatically and is terrible
34 Bad Ghora Terrible
35 Bad Yama God of Death
36 Bad Kantaka Thorn
37 Good Sudha Nectar/Honey/Water
38 Good Amrita Nectar
39 Good Purnachandra Full Moon/Giver of Nectar
40 Bad Vishdagdha Suffering from Poison
41 Bad Kulnash Destroys lineage
42 Bad Vanshakshaya Lineage is destroyed
43 Bad Utpaat Violence/Incitement/Disaster
44 Bad Kaal Time/Death/Destruction
45 Good Soumya Benefic/Benign
46 Good Komala Gentle
47 Good Sheetala Cold [Gentally Cold]
48 Bad Drinshtakaral A demon with big teeth/eating something/destruction
49 Good Indumukh Face like Moon/All these are used as named of Vishnu
50 Good Praveena Proficient/Well Versed
51 Bad Kalagni Kala [Time] Agni [Fire], Negative sense of Death as Fire
52 Bad Dandayudh Dand [Punishment] Ayudh [Weapon]/Weapon of Punishment
53 Good Nirmala Clear
54 Good Soumya Gentle
55 Bad Krura Ruthless/Cruel
56 Bad Atisheetala Very Cold/Negative
57 Good Sudha Nectar/Honey/Water
58 Bad Payodhi Sea/Too much Water/Negative sense
59 Good Bhramana Wandering/Good Sense
60 Bad Chandrarekha Chandra [Moon] Rekha [Line]/Line of Moon or Moonshining as a line like Moon of Shulka Tritiya/ Bad in Jyotish