Sun Saturn aspects
Really enjoying the course and want to understand which aspects are considered for the latest Sun Saturn video. I don't have the software with points and the page where it is supposed to be doesn't load for me. So the question is which of the following aspects are considered there:
a) 0, 45, 90, 135, 180 degrees
b) 60 and 120 degrees
c) 30 and 150 degrees?
Hi, this should help (from the Characters Effects of the Graha manual):
All planets aspect the 7th (180 degrees) from themselves with full strength.
All planets aspect the 4th (90 degrees) and 8th (210 degrees) from themselves with 3/4 strength.
All planets aspect the 5th (120 degrees) and 9th (240 degrees) from themselves with 1/2 strength.
All planets aspect the 3rd (60 degrees) and 10th (270 degrees) from themselves with 1/4 strength.
In addition Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn have special full strength aspects:
- Mars aspects the 4th (90 degrees) and 8th (210 degrees) from himself with full strength.
- Jupiter aspects the 5th (120 degrees) and 9th (240 degrees) from himself with full strength.
- Saturn aspects the 3rd (60 degrees) and 10th (270 degrees) from itself with full strength.
Planets cause no aspects whatsoever from 300 - 360 degrees, from 00 - 30 degrees and at 150 degrees.
So Saturn casts a full aspect to the 3rd, 7th and 10th places from where it's located. Full strength is 60 virupas, that being said, the calculation for the exact aspectual value is a bit more elaborate than that. If you want to dive into it, it's explained in the Character effects of the grahas manual (and other manuals I believe), page 3
Thank you, Mona, that's very helpful! So (me coming from western astrology, trying to integrate both 😀 ) the what's considered easy aspects like trines and sextiles would still cause a bad sun saturn avashta?
Have you watched the "Jyotish Building Blocks" series yet? If you haven't, the video on planetary aspects is really great. In it, Ernst goes through all the graphs that show at which degree a planet will aspect another planet to how many virupas (this is the measurement of strength he talks about in the master's course when he goes over the table), too. At around 16:50, Ernst goes over the graph for Saturn.
Ernst's "Graha Sutras" also contains those graphs and a full table correlating each degree to a certain number of virupas for each planet. In case you haven't read that yet, it's a great book to read for it's own sake, but it's also a wonderful reference to use when you don't have software handy and you'd like to look at a chart and 'calculate' aspects by hand.
Thank you so much, Angela! I will check that out!