Navamsa Chart is one of the divisional charts and the 16 divisional charts as well. It is important next to the birth chart.
Navamsa or Navamansh or or D9 consists of two parts. Nava means nine, and Amsa means division or fractional division, in Sanskrit. The total zodiac sign consists of 360 degrees, each sign is arranged as 30 degrees. That 30 degrees is further divided into nine equal parts. For example, It is like cutting a fruit apple and into nine same parts or like cutting a big bread into nine equal pieces.
Navamsha or D9 chart is used as a supplementary chart to the birth chart. The planets' position in the D9 or Navamsa chart improves or strengthens the planets in the birth chart. The real strength of the planets is seen from this divisional chart. Even though there is Raja Yoga (a promising combination of planets), present in the birth chart, these yogas' strength are seen only through the D9 chart.
Navamsa Chart is mainly used for marriage predictions and determining the strength of individual planets. In Vedic astrology, this chart is highly associated with every aspect of marital life.
It also shows a sense of purpose and righteousness of an individual. The transit of planets over the D9 chart helps an astrologer narrow down on the timing of marriage and major, minor periods. Hence, the Navamsha chart gives a good clue for timing the marriage.
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Many techniques are applied in analysing the Navamsa chart to delineate different dimensions of life. Apart from predicting marital relationships and related dynamics, the Navamsa chart can be used to analyse the nature of an individual, their traits and their life purpose.
Transits play a major role in Navamsa. Especially the transit of planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and Mars. When these transits connect to the 7th or 9th house in Navamsa, it indicates marriage/wedding ceremony in the native’s life.
Planet Venus is the 7th house of marriage and is referred to as Karako Bhava nasti. That denotes, Venus will cause damages and spoil the marriage or relationship. This Karako bhava nasti is highly applicable in Navamsa chart than the birth chart(D1).
Based on the type of planets and the houses occupied, some common terms are used in studying the Navamsa chart.
Here is a list, Vargothama, Yogamsa, Astamamsa, Vikatamsa, Papamsa and Shubhamsa, Karakamsa, Pushkaramsa.
Apart from these, houses - 64th, 88th, 108th and 55th Navamsa are of great importance.
Navamsa Chart Calculation
Every sign is divided into nine pada of 3°20` each; each of this pada is called Navamsa. The whole zodiac has about 108 pada for all 12 signs.
1 Navamsa = 30°/9 = 3°20’
There are two methods to calculate the Navamsa chart; both are based on the nature of the sign a planet is posited.
If the planet is in a Movable sign (Aries Cancer Libra and Capricorn) in the natal chart, then the counting to position the planet in the Navamsa chart begins in the same sign.
If the planet is in a Fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) in the natal chart, then the counting for the movement begins from the 9th sign of the current sign.
If the planet is in a Dual sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) in the natal chart, the counting for movement begins from the 5th sign of the current sign.
This sequence is based on the elemental nature of the signs.
Fiery signs- Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius: count from Aries
Earthy signs- Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn: count from Capricorn
Airy signs- Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius: Count from Libra
Watery signs - Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces: count from Cancer
Purpose of the Navamsa Chart
Sage Parashara advocates this D9 chart due to its more comprehensive application to various aspects of life.
This chart is predominantly to understand luck, fortune, marital life, spouse of a native. The very relationship of an individual with another human can be examined through this chart. Information on a Native’s Psychological and emotional wellbeing, relationships, marriage union are available in this D9 chart
Soulmate, the search for a soulmate and karmic bonds with the spouse, can be studied in the Navamsa chart. Spousal Expectations of a native are also understood from the Lagna of the chart.
This is one of the few D charts that can be studied independently to analyze the planets' actual strength from the D1 chart. For example: If a well-placed planet in the natal chart gets debilitated in the D9 chart, it might not benefit the native, and the reverse can make a significant impact on the native.
Nature of the spouse, their emotional and spiritual relationships with each other, wellbeing, and luck factor can also be predicted through this chart.
The Fruits (11 house) from the business and personal alliances, partnerships of the native and their faith and belief (9th house) in partners, commitment and integrity are read in Navamsa Chart.
This chart is also a key to the psychodynamics, intimate relationship factors that determine the endurance of a marital bond. Separation, multiple marriages, and loss of a spouse can be foreseen.
Interpretation on D9 or Navamsa Chart
Here is an example to understand the chart creation better. Let’s apply both the methods to find the placement of planets in the D9 chart,
In the natal chart, Ascendant is in Aries at 3 23’ Sun is in Virgo at 9 56’ and Mars is in Aquarius at 25 46’
In the D9 chart,
Ascendant, which is in second Navamsa, will be placed in Taurus
(i) Aries-movable sign so counting starts from same sign,
(ii) Fiery sign- counting begins from Aries.
Sun is in third Navamsa so that it will be placed in Pisces
(i) Virgo-dual sign counting starts from 5th sign from Virgo,
(ii) Earthy Sign- count from Capricorn
Mars is in eighth Navamsa, so that it will be placed in Taurus
(i) Aquarius-fixed sign, counting starts from 9th sign from Aquarius,
(ii) Airy Sign- count from Libra
Common Inferences on D9 or Navamsa Chart
Various concepts like Vargottama, Pushkara Navamsa, Rasi Tulya Navamsa are devised to understand the D9 chart in detail
Navamsa chart is used in other branches of astrology predictions like Nadi astrology due to its depth on concepts created
A planet occupying the same sign in both natal chart and navamsa charts is referred to as vargottama. This state makes the planet highly beneficial, immensely strong, and auspicious. Here is a simple calculation to understand the signs in the Navamsa chart that can form vargottama:
a) The first Navamsa of a moveable sign (from 0^0` to 3^20 )
b) The fifth Navamsa of a fixed sign (from 13^20` to 16^40`)
c) The ninth Navamsa of a dual sign (from 26^40` to 30^00`)
When seven planets form Vargottama Navamsas, the native lives a life of a Deva or a king. Native life is endowed with all luxuries and siddhis of the spiritual world.
If the ascendant and its lord is placed in Vargottama, the native lives a happy, trouble-free life until the death
Since this chart provides a deep dive on the spouse and marital life, the general characteristics are defined from this aspect based on the planet's strength in the Lagna and the Lagna lord.
The Ascendant of the D9 chart denotes the native's nature and behavior in the marriage. Suppose this is occupied or aspected by beneficial planets. In that case, the native shows a great zeal towards a committed married life, displays empathy and compassion in addition to unconditional love for the spouse.
Jupiter in the Navamsa chart decides the life partner in a woman's chart.
Darakarak- this denotes the planet that holds the lowest degree in the D1 chart. This planet's placement in the D9 chart is pivotal in deciding the nature of the marital life
Atma Karaka- the planet that holds the highest degree in the D1 chart.
If this atmakaraka is placed in the beneficial positions/Rasi and Navamsa makes the native immensely wealthy.
If Atmakarak (a planet with the highest degree) and the Putra Karak (a planet with the 5th highest degree) of the D1 chart are placed in the ascendant or 5th house or their own signs in the Navamsa chart, Maha Raja yoga is formed.
If Planets Sun and Moon are placed together in one house of Navamsa chart, the native might have strained parental relationships.
If the 7th lord is a malefic planet and placed in its own house in the Navamsa chart, the native will have more than one life partner. The nature of the 7th house in the D-9 chart also determines the chances of multiple marriages.
If the lord of the ascendant in D9 falls in the 6th, the 8th, or the 12th houses, it complicates the marriage. Mars-secretive behavior with negative implications; Mercury- competitive behavior; Jupiter- disconnected, detached behavior
If Moon or other benefic planets are well placed and healthy in the D9 chart, the native enjoys a well-regulated, auspicious marital life; when placed with malefic planets denotes wavering commitment and fidelity issues with the spouse
64th Navamsa is given importance in this chart due to its influence on marital life. If the lord of the 64thNavamsa from the ascendant in the chart occupies the 6th, the 8th, or the 12th houses it leads to the loss of spouse; if it is conjuncted by Saturn or Rahu/ketu it results in loss through tragic events.
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