This is an enhanced re-post of my posts from the following thread to give it proper categorization and searchable independently.
http://www.lightonvedicastrology.com/ph ... 6&start=25
Dear Khoo ji,
I am responding to Dr. Suresh Chandra's tidbits on user request regarding treating Vargas as Rashi:
1. Atmakarak is a Jaimini concept and so is Karakamsa, so here any drishti/aspect mentioned is Rashi drishti. Whether one uses Karakamsa Lagna in Navamsa itself or interpolates it to Rashi chart the drishti/aspect will remain Rashi otherwise one is mixing systems. So in this case considering Graha drishti in Vargas is incorrect.Khoo Hock Leong wrote:
Parashara, for example, states that in the Karkamsha chart, the Sun and Rahu placed together and aspected by Mars, bereft of any other aspect, ruin the native’s houses, whereas these two together aspected by Mercury alone cause no harm
2. There are no Bhavas and Drishti in Vargas and the above translation is corrupt (as it mentions Bhavas) as well as incomplete. This is probably Dr. Suresh's own modified version. I am posting the screenshot of the actual Sloka translation below from BPHS Santhanam edition: 2a. The Sloka is talking about degrees of a planet (without explicitly stating it) for the ease of the Astrologer. All this Sloka means is if a Planet is very close to Ascendant degrees in the Ascendant or the 7th house (from which it aspects the Ascendant) then a Raj Yoga is formed. This is because we know a planet close to Ascending degrees has greater impact. Please create any chart with a planet conjunct Ascending degrees in 1st house or 7th house and you will see it shows up in rising of all Shadvargas or 7th from it i.e. it has much impact on the native. When the Sloka says "aspecting by one and same planet" it means from the 7th house aspecting (in Rashi only) the Ascendant. This is because Lagna falls in some Navamsa, Drekkana, Trimsamsa, Hora, Dwadasmsa but all these amsas are still in the Rashi Chart only. In fact they exist at the exact Ascending degrees which is what is aspected by a planet from 7th with an exact aspect. I can add an example if required.Khoo Hock Leong wrote:
Similarly, if a planet aspect first bhava of Lagna chart or Dreshkona or Navamsha or Dwadamsha or any other main divisional chart than also that planet becomes best karaka.
2b. Notice the Sloka also says "Full, Partial, one fourth " aspect which is one of the "incomplete" parts not included by Dr. Suresh. Now, how can there be a "Partial OR one fourth" aspect in Vargas? People who consider aspects in divisional "charts" have no choice but the consider only "Full" aspect. So obviously it is talking about aspect in Rashi.
2c. Another "incomplete" part that Dr. Suresh skipped (included in the Screenshot earlier) is Sri Santhanam's comment on the Sloka where he says: Aspects are referred to in the divisional charts here. I am unable to fully conceive the logic in aspects in divisional charts for the sage himself referred to longitudinal aspectual evaluations in an earlier chapter. Without commenting further on this controversial aspect I leave it at that, accepting my limitations to explain this fully.
The controversy here is that Parashara is contradicting himself. In any case, the actual meaning is explained above and Parashara is NOT contradicting himself.