Chapter 8 Aspects of the Rashis

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ८ (राशिदृष्टिकथनाध्यायः)

अथ राशिदृष्टिकथनाध्यायः॥८॥
अथ मेषादिराशीनां चरादीनां पृथक्‌ पृथक्‌।
दृष्टिभेदं प्रवक्ष्यामि श्रृणु त्वं द्विजसत्तम॥ १॥

राशयोऽभिमुखं विप्र तथा पश्यन्ति पार्श्वभे।
यथा चरः स्थिरानेवं स्थिरः पश्यति वै चरान्‌॥ २॥

द्विस्वभावो विनाऽत्मानां द्विस्वभावान्‌ प्रपश्यति।
समीपस्थं परित्यज्य खेटास्तत्र गतास्तथा॥ ३॥

चरेषु संस्थिताः खेटाः पश्यन्ति स्थिरसङ्गतान्‌।
स्थिरेषु संस्थिता एवं पश्यन्ति चरसंस्थितान्‌॥ ४॥

उभयस्थास्तु सूर्याद्या पश्यन्युभयसंस्थितान्‌।
निकटस्थं विना खेटाः पश्यन्तीत्ययमागमः॥ ५॥

दृष्टिचक्रमहं वक्ष्ये ययावद्‌ ब्रह्मणोदितम्‌।
तस्य विन्यासमात्रेण दृष्टिभेदः प्रकाश्यते॥ ६॥

प्राचि मेषवृषौ लेख्यौ कर्कसिंहौ तथोत्तरे।
तुलाऽली पश्चिमे विप्र मृगकुम्भौ च दक्षिणे॥ ७॥

ईशकोणे तु मिथुनं वायव्ये कन्यकां तथा।
नौरृर्त्यां चापमालिख्य वह्निकोणे छषं लिखेत्‌॥ ८॥

एवं चतुर्भुजाकारं वृत्ताकारमथापि वा।
दृष्टिचक्रं प्रविन्यस्यैवं ततो दृष्टिं विचारयेत्‌॥ ९॥

1-3. Rāśi Aspects. O Maitreya, now detailed are the Aspects, emanating from the Rāśi Aries etc. Every Movable Rāśi aspects the 3 Fixed Rāśis, leaving the Fixed Rāśi adjacent to it. Every Fixed Rāśi gives Aspect to the 3 Movable Rāśis, barring the adjacent Movable Rāśi. And a Common Rāśi gives a Aspect to the other three Common Rāśis. The Planet in a Rāśi gives the same Aspect, as the Rāśi (in which the Planet is) does.

4-5. Aspects of the Planets. A Planet in a Movable Rāśi gives a Aspect to the other 3 Fixed Rāśis, leaving the Fixed Rāśi next to it. A Planet in a Fixed Rāśi does not give a Aspect to the next Movable Rāśi, but the remaining 3 Movable Rāśis. The one in a Common Rāśi gives a Aspect to the remaining 3 Common Rāśis. Simultaneously a Planet in the Rāśi, that receives a Aspect, is also subjected to the Aspect concerned.

6-9. Diagram of Aspects. As depicted by Lord Brahma, I now narrate the diagram of Aspects, so that Aspects are easily understood by a mere sight of the diagram. Draw a square, or a circle marking the 8 directions (4 corners and 4 quarters thereof). Mark the zodiacal Rāśis, as under: Aries and Taurus in East, Gemini in the North-East, Cancer and Leo in the North, Virgo in the North-West, Libra and Scorpio in the West, Sagittarius in the South-West, Capricorn and Aquarius in the South and Pisces in the South-East.