Rasis and Bhava cusps in Varshaphal
Finished the first Varshaphal course and am starting the second. All of the example charts used only show the Rasis and not Bhava cusps. I want some clarification on what we are supposed to prioritize to read for this technique.
For example, if one has a chart with Cancer Lagna. Well, clearly Cancer is the 1st Bhava. But, say the Muthaha falls in Libra as the 4th Rasi, but it contains the 5th cusp. Would one read this still as the Muthaha in the 4th for the year, or give priority to actual local space and use the Bhava cusps?
Continuing with the same example: say Venus, as the Muthaha Lord, is in the 12th Rasi from the Lagna, which is Gemini. No Bhava cusp is here. The 12th actually falling in Taurus. What then? Interpretation based on the Rasi: Muthaha Lord in the 12th (Rasi), or not applicable, because Muthaha Lord not joined any Bhava cusp?
My understanding is that Varshaphala uses whole houses/rasis, not cusps. Personally, I never pay attention to cusps when looking at a Varshaphala chart.
Ok, thank you for the clarification, Mona.
The classic varshaphala text refers to using the Bhava Chalita chart. I do use the house cups for Varshaphala.
For Muthaha, the rasi from lagna is very important, that sets up the easy or hardness of the year. In 4th rasi from the lagna, its a year of change that is stressful in most cases. The 5th house being there, means 5th house affairs will be more important.