This Course has been Archived and will be taught anew with more comprehensive tables and calculations as part of the upcoming Parashara’s Formula Course beginning in June 2013. I recommend that you wait for the new course rather than taking this old course.
Each Graha craves the fulfillment of its goals as signified by its inherent nature and by the Bhavas it rules. Grahas, however, have different natures and thus different goals and different ways in which they try to realize their goals. Sometimes these goals and ways are supportive of each other, and sometimes they are not, for which reason a Graha is friendly, unfriendly or neutral towards another Graha. Due to their being friendly Grahas there is almost always some supportive influence that each Graha is getting. Similarly, due to their being unfriendly Grahas there is always an element of conflict within each individual that requires an individual or fate to make the choice of taking one Graha’s agenda as a priority while sacrificing another’s. Thus even in the most powerful charts where all Graha’s are in good dignity, there will be disappointment, lack of fulfillment and loss as the individual pursues some aspects of life at the expense of others. Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra provides a very involved method of determining the effects of the influences between the Grahas through the Lajjitaadi Avasthas. The Lajjitaadi Avasthas are the most useful and accurate method of accessing planetary influences upon each other, much better than the commonly used method of simply looking at the influences from benefic and malefic Grahas. If you want to know if a planet is really capable of producing so that you can make accurate predictions, Lajjitaadi Avasthas are critical. Lajjitaadi Avasthas are also the best way to analyze a Bhava Lord – in fact, it is in analyzing Bhava Lords that Lajjitaadi Avasthas are most used. I would have to say that amonst all the techniques in Brihat Parashara Hora Sastra, the Lajjitaadi Avasthas are my favorite. These, more than anything, reveal the truth of what happens when other techniques leave the astrologer guessing. The reason being that judging the planets is the most important thing to do in the horoscope and Lajjitaadi Avasthas are simply the best way to analyze a planet in regards to his predictive effect.
Prerequisites: Ideally you should have taken the Judging Bhavas Course as many principles used in this course were extensively covered in the Judging Bhavas Course.
First, if you have not taken the Judging Bhavas Course learn the foundational principles required to judge a Horoscope. (If you have taken the Judging Bhavas Course, you can skip these videos.):
- Astronomy – One of the Astrologer’s Gurus
- The Rasi and its Purpose
- Local Space
- Planetary War
- Bhava Systems
- Indications of Bhavas
- How to Use Bhavas
- The Three Kinds of Aspects
- Planetary Aspects
- Planetary Relationships
- Dignities & a Planet’s Auspiscious/Inauspiscious Nature
- Saumya & Kruura Grahas
- Indications of Vargas
Then, learn the Lajjitaadi Avasthas technique: