Hindu  Astrology Lesson 59    



The Sevenfold Point Classification, Sapta Varga
                                                                                             
Sapta Varga means the Sevenfold Point Classification. Its aim is to find whether planets are getting more benefic or malefic points, known as Shubha Adhikya and Papa Adhikya.
 
 
These are the Six Divisions, Shad Vargas 
 
 
Kshetra - 30 degrees -  This is the Zodiacal Division of Signs of 30 degrees each..
 
Hora -     15 degrees -   Hora means Hour. The English word Hour is a malpronunciation of the Sanskrit word Hora. The Rishes postulated that a day is made up of 24 Horas or Hours ( Chathurvimshathi Smritha ). 15 degrees in Astronomy and Mathematics = One Hour  ( Ardha Rasi Bhaveth Hora ). The 12 Signs of the Zodiac are divided by 2 and we get 24 Horas or hours.
 
Drekkana - 10 degrees. Decanate. A Zodiacal Sign of 30 degrees is divided by 3 and we get decanates of 10 degrees arc.
 
Saptamsa - 30/7  
 
Navamsa - 30/9 = 3 degrees and 20 minutes
 
Dwadasamsa 30/12 = 2.5 degrees
 
 

 

 


Sapta Varga, the Sevenfold Division
 
When Trimsamsa is added to it, we have Seven Divisions or Sapta Varga.
 
Trimsamsa = 30 /30 = 1 degree
 
 
As each sign of the Zodiac is owned by a planets, so too these subdivisions are owned by planets, benefic or malefic.

The Sapta Varga Division mainly aims to find out whether a planet, for example, Jupiter gets benefic or malefic points.

We get the following for Jupiter, in the Sample Horoscope given on the Home Page of Eastro Vedica  
 
JUP MOO MER MOO MOO JUP VEN MER 

You will find that Jupiter gets all benefic points and hence is Shubha Sampoorna, capable of conferring maximum power.
 

Lords of the Sevenfold Point System (Saptha Varga)



PLANET          RASI   NAV    DREK      HORA      SAPT       DWAD  TRIMSA
MAR MER VEN SAT MOO MAR MAR VEN
JUP MOO MER MOO  MOO JUP VEN MER
VEN VEN MER MER SUN JUP JUP SAT 
SAT VEN MAR MER MOO JUP MER MER 
MER VEN MER SAT SUN VEN MAR MAR
MOO MOO JUP MAR SUN VEN SAT  SAT
SUN MER JUP MER SUN MOO MER SAT
RAHU JUP MAR JUP SUN JUP SAT MAR
KETU MER VEN MER SUN MER MOO MAR
LAG MOO JUP JUP SUN MOO MER MAR
GUL SUN VEN SUN SUN MER VEN SAT


Analysis of the Sevenfold Point System

As per the famous Saptha Varga system
Shubha Adhikya is excellent for planets
Papa Adhikya reduces their beneficence
Shubhas confer maximum power,  O Student! 

The Shubha/Ashubha Points of Planets in Saptha Varga


This is the table we get for the Sample Horoscope

No  PLANET      +     -      NATURE 
  1 Lagna 5 2            Subha Sampoorna 
2 Jupiter 7 0            Subha Sampoorna
3 Venus 5 2             Subha Sampoorna
4  Moon 3 4            Papa Adhikya
5 Mercury 3 4         Papa Adhikya
6 Saturn 6 1            Subha Sampoorna 
7 Mars 4 3             Shubha Adhikya
8 Sun 5 2                Subha Sampoorna 
9 Rahu 3 4             Papa Adhikya
10Ketu 5  2            Subha Sampoorna