## Varshaphala Calculations

Varshaphala Calculations: The time of birth of the person is the basis for the birth chart,

Lasting for the entire life, however within the life arc smaller starting points, not as significant as birth, but important enough to consider on their own. The birthday, and specifically the exact time that the Sun returns to its natal position, is such an important point. The chart cast for the exact moment that the Sun in transit is in the same degree: as when it was at birth, is called the Varshaphala chart. Because the Western calendar is not exactly aligned with a true solar year (the time it takes for the Earth to make a full revolution around the Sun, the ex act solar return may be a day earlier or later than the birthday.

You can think of the Varshaphala chart as a transit chart on the true birthday. The fact that the New Year is “born” on that clay, makes the effects of those transits last for a year.

The Varshaphala chart is valid for one year only. A complete overview is given in the report. Because ordinary Dasha systems cover a time span of approximately a lifetime, the Varshaphala chart also has its own unique Dasha system that covers exactly one year.

The Varshaphala chart uses a special type of aspect as well, similar to aspects used in Western Astrology. “Trine Aspects”, aspects on the 5th and 9th house from itself, arc very beneficial. Aspects on the 3rd and 11th are somewhat benefic. “Square Aspects”, aspects on the 4th and 10th are malefic. Aspects to same and the opposite house arc very malefic. The remaining houses, 2,12,6 and 8, are not aspected.

As you can see, the aspects are symmetrical, so whatever planet is aspectual, that aspect will be mutual. This is very different, from the regular aspects applied in the birth chart, which are essentially one-way influences.

The aspects define the generally positive or negative relation between any two planets. But the extent, in which such effects are felt, is defined by the 16 Tajika yogas. These yogas are all based on the exact degree position of the planets involved. The general concept is that when planets are in similar degrees, their aspects will be more pronounced and since the Varshaphala chart is really a transit chart, the direction the planets are moving in is also integrated, Planets approaching each other towards a closer aspect will act differently from planets with separating degrees.

The Varshaphala chart, also defines a set of special points in the chart that signify specific aspects of life. These are called Sahams, and there are a few dozen of them, signifying birth and death, happiness and sorrow, wealth and poverty and many more.