Why one should abstain in using "unequal distribution of zodiacs" in Jyotiṣam/Astrology?

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Why one should abstain in using "unequal distribution of zodiacs" in Jyotiṣam/Astrology?

Post by Spirit Seeker » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:57 pm

नमश्शिवाय।/Namaḥśśivāya!

तत् द्वादशविभागास्तु तुल्या मेषादिसंज्ञकाः|
प्रसिद्धा राशयः सन्ति ग्रहस्त्वर्कादिसंज्ञकाः||

In IAST format:
Tat Dvādaśavibhāgāstu tulya meṣādisanjñakāḥ|
Prasiddhā rāśayaḥ santi grahastvarkādisanjñakāḥ||

Interestingly, the above one which is a 5th śloka from 3rd Adhyāya of BPHS recommends that all the Bhāvās / Rāśis should be taken as equally divided!

The 1st line meanings of the above verse goes like the way as follows:
तत् / Tat meaning that, द्वादशविभाग / Dvādaśavibhāga meaning 12 parts here it means 12 Rāśis, आस्तु / Astu meaning be it so or let it be or Okay. तुल्या / tulyā here means equal. We know what does Tulā Rāśi means. Tulyam means balance. sanjña meaning noun.

In the 1st line of the above verse Mahaṛṣi says that all the Meṣādisanjñakās (Aries to Pisces) which are of 12 parts should be tulya (balanced) or equally divided!

When I use to think of so called placidus houses as they've claimed that Aquarius covers only lesser in area when compared to Leo or some other zodiacs & all the houses are not equally divided!
But the above strictly recommends everyone to consider all the Bhāvās / Rāśi to be tulya meaning balanced or equal!

We all know Earth revolves around the Sun "elliptically" but "not circularly". In earth frame of reference (as we are in earth, we need to consider everything from earth only!) Sun is revolving around earth! Relative i.e., w.r.t. earth. So, we will obviously think that all the zodiac signs that we take shouldn't be equal as the motion is elliptical! This conclusion could be obvious to everyone of us, but Mahaṛṣi himself has told the above verse. So, following only that would give correct results.

All are cordially invited to this discussion!
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Re: Why one should abstain in using "unequal distribution of zodiacs" in Jyotiṣam/Astrology?

Post by Spirit Seeker » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:05 pm

Hope this section is not restricted to Vedic Astrology! It is to be considered by everyone since it is from ancient seers, thus it can't be biased!
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Post by eye_of_tiger » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:20 pm

Spirit Seeker wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:05 pm
Hope this section is not restricted to Vedic Astrology! It is to be considered by everyone since it is from ancient seers, thus it can't be biased!
Namaḥśśivāya!
This forum is open to discussions related to all the many different forms of astrology.

Whether they be "Eastern" or "Western"

There is no bias here, towards one or the other.

Blessings,

Brian :smt002 :smt002

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Re: Why one should abstain in using "unequal distribution of zodiacs" in Jyotiṣam/Astrology?

Post by Spirit Seeker » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:03 am

Thanks Brian! :smt003

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