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Yuti - Strength of Aspect of a Conjunction as per Parashara


Angela
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I have a question about the strength of the aspect of a conjunction. I was recently discussing Parashara's Avasthas with someone who is also studying Vedic astrology, but has a different teacher. My current understanding is that two planets in the same sign are considered to be conjunct and affect each other at full strength (60 virupas), regardless of how many degrees these two planets are apart. The other student is of the opinion that in Vedic astrology, especially according to Parashara, two planets should only be considered to be conjunct if they are within a tight orb of 7 degrees. I remember Ernst talking about the conjunction in his "Three Types of Aspects" video and saying that two planets in the same sign will be "yuti" or bound to each other. In that case that should be a full mutual aspect (60 virupas), correct? I have been trying to go back and review the information I have learned to try to find a Sutra to confirm this. However, I cannot find anything even in the Graha Sutras chapters "Rasi Drishti" and "Graha Drishti". What does Parashara say about conjunctions and how does he define them? Did I misunderstand Ernst or is this other student misinformed? Could anyone direct me towards the sutras Parashara has written on this?

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Ernst Wilhelm
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no, nowhere in vedic astrology is there an orb for conjunction. Tajika does that, but that is a completey different system than Parashara or Jaimini. 

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Angela
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@ernst Thank you! That is what I thought.

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