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Astrology is most interesting, marvelous & historical subject in the world. Astrology informs us anyone can distinctive person. From our experiences of parapsychology, meditations, psychology and new technology; astrology can be described as pure mathematical science, that our many of previous life's karmic energies are measured by considering planets and their motions. Also these past energies gave us positive powers to born as human being. Astrology define how our energy body affect with our mind and what kind of positive powers we collected in our reincarnations, which are helping to our current life. Also all planets & objects in space influence to human body according to Physics such as Gravity. We get phlegm, cold, tonsillitis & fever in full moon days while heavy sunny days we have problems with urine system. Such way all planets link with our mind & body. In Sinhalese traditional word for astrology is "Jyotishaya", which is "Jyothi-" meaning light, so with whole word meaning "science of the light". In other word, it tells we want to use astrology for success our life as we use light for going on dark roads. Because we don't know our future, astrology is one of the occult subject which tell about our future. Astrology used in Sri Lanka was found by Indian & Sri Lankan seers and monks who had mind power such as clairvoyance. Also these mentors were discussed with gods for define calculations of how universe effect to us. As history said, Sri Lankan king called "Rawana” was great person who had huge skills in astrology & medicine. So this is a science of the mind power.
   
As parapsychology, astrology is a sacred geometry, one form of light language and method of the accessing Akashic Records which tells our strengths & weaknesses according to our karmic forces in our reincarnations. Astrology in Sri Lanka use Birth Time, Birth Date & Birth Place (Country with Town) for calculate our birth chart from advanced mathematical formulae. Birth time is normally considered as first breathing time or first crying time of newborn baby. Astrology varies with countries, cultures, sects, religions and customs. But root concepts are same in everywhere. Sri Lankan astrology used Indian Vedic Astrology with some modifications from family of King Rawana's concepts & Lord Buddha's teachings. As Buddhists, we believe that influences from birth chart mean our karma & also as modern science those are planet's radiations which can overcome from our mind power, freewill and persistence. 
    
Planets or Grahayo (means : Attracting Objects), play important role in astrology. Each of planets has its own areas which belong to personal life & our character. So combinations of planets are helping to determine our inborn skills, mind, educational capabilities, sicknesses, etc. Sri Lankan astrology lump with nine main plants. Their details are given in below table. However remember that these facts are basic of the astrology. Other new planets (like Neptune, Pluto & Uranus) are important in western astrology but Sri Lankan astrology they have minor effects in birth charts. Cause their distance and motions can't make big influences to our life. Hence we are not mention about them in here. Astrology which was found by yogic meditative mentors who have mind power, must be neglected these new planets cause they are not important so much. Rahu and Ketu (in western astrology called as Capet Dragonis & Cauda Dragonis) are two images creating when sun and moon rotate around solar system. These two images create barrier to other planet’s radiations. Rahu & Ketu get more attention in birth chart reading with eastern astrology rather than western astrology. So, here is the table of planets & their some ruling areas : 
   
Sinhala English

Sample Ruling Areas

Ravi Sun  One’s will power, medicine, creative power, employments, father, management, etc...
Chandra Moon  Changing of feelings, mind state, about religious life, mother, phobias, kindness, etc...
Budha Mercury  Tells about knowledge, talents, education, noble life, mind power, god's attractions, etc...
Sikuru Venus  Spiritual love, marriage life, hobbies, friends, arts, music, dancing, relationships, etc...
Guru Jupiter  Respect or ideas about our religion, calmness, money, acceptations gain from others, etc...
Shani Saturn  Pains, sadness, separations, sicknesses, commotion with others. virus diseases, etc...
Kuja Mars  Encourages, will power, angry, jealous, fighting, property destroy, punishments, sex, etc...
Rahu Capet D  Foreign journeys, wrong decisions, insaneness in mind, reputation, aging, politics, etc...
Ketu Cauda D  Alone, create phobias in mind, properties lost, sicknesses in skin, fears, education, etc...
   
Zodiac Signs or Rashi, play important role in one's characters. All signs have their ruling planets which give their own natures. As an example Libra is ruled by Venus therefore people who born on Libra are somewhat romantic personals & have human eye. Also some planets are behaving as exaltation to some signs. It means that planet helps to related zodiac sign to it's upgrading. So it is not harm to even it staying in negative house. But these concepts can be varying with other nine planets. Here provided basic character details of zodiac signs according to Sri Lankan astrology. 
   
Sinhala English Ruled By Exalted Planets

Some Of Characters

Mesha Aries Mars Sun  Rule other people, proudest & have creative mind. 
Vrishabha Taurus Venus Moon & Rahu  Changing their mind at moment to moment.
Mituna Gemini Mercury No Exalt  Like to learn complex subjects and religions.
Kataka Cancer Moon Jupiter  Religious character with ability to use mind power.
Sinha Leo Sun No Exalt  Have good political & managing mind.
Kanya Virgo Mercury Mercury  Learning oriented people & they are very kindness. 
Tula Libra Venus Saturn  Romantic, kind, soft, flexible & religious character.
Vrischika Scorpio Mars Ketu  Want to success life from own working hard. 
Dhanu Sagittarius Jupiter No Exalt  Religious character have ruling power in social way.
Makara Capricorn Saturn Mars  Have great will power & they are positive thinkers.
Kumbha Aquarius Saturn No Exalt  Have will power but don't like to changes in their life.
Meena Pisces Jupiter Venus  Romantic, educational & social minded people.
    
Each zodiac sign has own lucky gems, numbers, months, colors & dates. Numerology is used for find out those lucky signals. Numerology is section in occultism which is discussing how numbers are joining with our life. It means from our birth time we can guess, what numbers are positive to us or negative to us. Basic Lucky Number is calculating with adding all individual numbers in our birth date, together till achieve single number among one to nine.
(As example, Basic Lucky Number for Birth Date 1980:03:28 is = 1+9+8+0+0+3+2+8 = 31 = 3+1 = 4)
 
From complex calculations, astrologers find out more 16 lucky numbers related to our birth time. However from our main Lagna or Ascendent, we can find out some more basic lucky signals. Below chart show those lucky signals which will help you while taking lotteries, buying new vehicles, starting new business, etc... 
   
Rashi Name Lucky Gems Lucky Months Lucky Numbers Lucky Dates Lucky Colors
Mesha Beryl Jan, Feb 6-8-9 Tues, Sat, Fri Blue
Vrishabha Emerald Feb, Mar 5-6-8 Wed, Fri Green, White
Mituna Beryl Mar, Apr 3-5-14 Wed, Tur Green, Yellow
Kataka Emerald Apr, May 2-7-9 Tues, Fri White, Yellow
Sinha Brilliant May, June 1-4-5 Tur Red
Kanya Ruby June, July 2-5-7 Wed, Fri White, Yellow
Tula Diamond July, Aug 1-2-4 Sun, Mon White, Red
Vrischika Topaz Aug, Sep 3-4-9 Sun, Mon Yellow, Red
Dhanu Crystals Sep, Oct 3-5-6 Wed, Fri Green, White
Makara Moonstone Oct, Nov 6-8-9 Tues, Fri Red, Blue
Kumbha Sapphire Nov, Dec 2-3-9 Tur, Fri Yellow, Red, White
Meena Crystals Dec, Jan 1-3-4 Sun, Tur Red, yellow
  
 Sri Lankan Horoscope Usages    Jump into Top panel........
     
Sri Lankan people use mainly two birth charts which are called as Lagna & Nawansaka. Apart from these two charts, there have other four birth charts which help to more accurate readings. All of six charts are called as six groups or Sad Vargha. Astrologers use nine planets and their motions in zodiac signs & asters for verify our future. Normally one person have own one Lagna and one Nawansaka. Therefore we can determine 12 kinds of basic characteristics run on people in the society according to astrology. Lagna is main Zodiac Sign called as Ascendent & Nawansaka is used to determine angle of planets in houses, determine aster power and verify links between planet's power & aster’s powers. However important chart is Lagna Chart. Also it is called as our main Horoscope. In Sinhalese, main horoscope is identified as Kendaraya as social astrology used in Sri Lanka. Following picture is sample Sri Lankan birth chart or horoscope. Also this is mention as natal chart.
   
Lagna (also related to other five charts) are again divided into 12 areas as below picture. These 12 places are called as Bhava Places or Houses. All houses have their own area about our life & effects to our body parts. Also all bhava places have zodiac signs which are started from Lagna. Houses are counting as anti-clock wise such as below. So planets are situated in these bhava places.
    
Also planets can influence from their housing place to another places such as Sun sits in 1st house in sample horoscope but can influences to 7th house too. So this is called as Graha Dushti or Planetary Showings or Planetary Aspects. Normally we need to understand it as sun sits in 7th house. Only main seven planets have enough power for influences on other houses, so other minor planet's showings are no need to care too much when do birth chart readings. Normally major planets can aspect to 7th house from their original house. It is most strong aspect. Different astrological sects have different methods for calculating aspects. Comets called as Duma Ketu and mathematical points in space called as Upahgraha or Sub Planets also play some role in eastern astrology. You can understand some planets have moons and in the universe, there have infinitive number of planets, stars & galaxies. From upahgrahas these kind of objects are taken into consideration by ancient sages who formulated astrology.
    
Planetary Combinations
or Graha Yogas mean how one particular planet stay on birth chart with other planets or with 12 bhava places. And what kind of planetary showings they had got. Planets are not staying steady way in our birth chart. They transit from one sign to another in universal chart or in sky. So astrologers consider where planet is in really at this moment. It is like if your birth chart, Mars is in seventh house, but in universal birth chart it is going on tenth house. This is called as Planetary Transits or Graha Chara. We can know where planets are going at current or particular times in universal chart by referring Almanacs of Five Factors or Panchanga Litha.
     
Below picture is one of sample Sri Lankan Horoscope and there have 12 houses where planets stay as one or with combinations. You can see tenth house have such combination of Budha & Ketu. Here Lagna is Tula.
  
   

Sample Sri Lankan Horoscope

1st - Character, actions, head, etc. 7th - Marriage, associations, sexual organs, etc.
2nd - Family, economics, speak, mouth, etc. 8th - Death, inheritances, lottery winnings, etc.
3rd - Persistence, mind power, hands, etc. 9th - Higher education, lucky, religion, etc.
4th - Softness, house, property, lungs, etc. 10th - Job, popularity, self-employments, etc.
5th - General skills, love, stomach, etc. 11th - Hopes, gain money, friends, etc.
6th - Sicknesses, enemies, servants, pets, etc. 12th - Loss money, alone, foreign travels, etc.
   
 Advance Concepts About Planets    Jump into Top panel........
   
As told in early section, under positions planets rule their own zodiac signs while other planets are treating as their friends. But some planets are negative with some zodiac signs. As well as some planets are not either rule, friendly or even negative. They are called neutral planet to related zodiac sign. However in generally there have rule that each zodiac signs have benefit planets which give positive results, excellent planets which give courage to person, malific planets which give negative results and then maraka planets which give deadly occurrences and objections to life. Here is table going on such facts. As some astrological sects, wearing gems related to negative planets helping to give worse conditions. (However for determine planet's power, we need to use complex calculations such as aster power, sodasha vargha power, bhava place power, etc...)
    
Reference : Rv - Ravi, Ch - Sandu, Ku - Kuja, Bu - Budha, Ju - Guru, Si - Sikuru, Sa - Shani  
  
Lagna Benefit Malific Neutral Excellent Maraka
Mesha Rv, Ju, Ku Sa, Bu, Si Ch Ju Si, Bu
Vrishabha Sa, Bu, Ku, Rv Ju, Ch Si Sa Si
Mituna Sa, Si Ku, Rv, Ju Ch, Bu Si, Bu Ku
Kataka Ju, Ku Bu, Si Sa, Ch, Rv Ku Sa
Sinha Ku, Rv Bu, Si Ju, Sa, Ch Ku Bu
Kanya Si Ch, Ku, Ju Sa, Rv, Bu Si Ku
Tula Sa, Bu, Si Rv, Ju, Ch Ku Sa Ju, Rv
Vrischika Ch, Ju, Rv Bu, Si Ku, Sa Ch Bu
Dhanu Ku, Rv Si, Sa, Bu Ju, Ch Ku Si, Bu
Makara Si, Bu, Sa Ku, Ju, Ch Rv Si Ku
Kumbha Si, Rv, Ku Ju, Ch Bu, Sa Si Ju, Rv
Meena Ch, Ku Sa, Rv, Si, Bu Ju Ku Si
    
Also nine planets have their own characteristics of gender, nature, elements & states as following table. These facts are sometimes important for some occasions. As example, one can choose car according to color of the most powerful planet in his horoscope. If you have malfunction from particular planet, you can ask helping from related deity.  
   
Planet Sex Nature Element State Govern Colors Cabinet Deities
Ravi Male Hard Fire - Soul Gold King Iswara
Chandra Female Soft Water -/+ Mind Tawny Queen Saman
Kuja Male Hard Fire - Strength Bood-Red Marshal Kataragama
Budha Neutral Soft Earth -/+ Speech Green Prince Dadimunda
Sikuru Female Soft Water + Potency Variegated Princess Pattini
Guru Male Soft Ether + Knowledge Yellow Minister Gana
Shani Neutral Hard Air - Grief Blue/Black Servant Vishnu
Rahu Male Hard Fir/Air - Travels Purple Driver Suniyam
Ketu Neutral Hard Ear/Wat - Meditation Gray Sage Brahma
   
 Bhava House Lords    Jump into Top panel........
   
As well as zodiac signs, each house in horoscope has their own ruling planets. It is called as House Lord or Bhava Adipathi. This concept helps to determine how one house effect to another house. As example, 2nd house of the natal chart belongs to money so its lord is in 4th house means money link with fixed properties. Cause 4th house in any chart belongs to fixed properties. Only main seven planets consider as house lords. Also sun & moon own only one house while other planets own two houses. Here is the chart related to house lords of each zodiac signs :
     
Lagna Sun Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn
Mesha 5 4 1-8 3-6 9-12 2-7 10-11
Vrishabha 4 3 7-12 2-5 8-11 1-6 9-10
Mituna 3 2 6-11 1-4 7-10 5-12 8-9
Kataka 2 1 5-10 3-12 6-9 4-11 7-8
Sinha 1 12 4-9 2-11 5-8 3-10 6-7
Kanya 12 11 3-8 1-10 4-7 2-9 5-6
Tula 11 10 2-7 9-12 3-6 1-8 4-5
Vrischika 10 9 1-6 8-11 2-5 7-12 3-4
Dhanu 9 8 5-12 7-10 1-4 6-11 2-3
Makara 8 7 4-11 6-9 3-12 5-10 1-2
Kumbha 7 6 3-10 5-8 2-11 4-9 1-12
Meena 6 5 2-9 4-7 1-10 3-8 11-12
     
 Skills Of Good Astrologers    Jump into Top panel........
  
Astrologer is great person who knows astrology well via learning & doing experiments with his time. He must be armored with skills for tell more reliable perditions. Lot of times astrologer is not person who gain knowledge from colleges or universities. It comes from skills inheritance from
reincarnations, meeting own mentor (spiritual teacher), self study, mind powers gained from meditations & own kindness for the world. Astrologer's birth chart has powerful planets combinations related with Mercury, Jupiter, Ketu and Moon link with 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th & 11th houses. Sometime your ishta devathas or your guardian gods, give your future details via your family astrologer. Gods can link via mind with virtuous people. Therefore good astrologers have good virtue for give better services to their clients.
 
Following skills are need to be accomplished with good astrologers :
    • Having good mathematical, analytical & logical mind.
    • Reading Theravada Sutra Pitakaya - Esp: Jataka Pali and Thera/Theri Apadana Pali. 
    • Good knowledge about - Psychology, Medicine, Modern Science, Physics & Buddhism.
    • Observing Pancha Sila (Five precepts in Buddhism) as very neat & pure way.
    • Separating some time in daily life for listen to relaxation music or other type of silent mediation.
    • Doing yoga or having some basic knowledge about Kundalini Yoga & related Chakras.
    • Separating about one or two days for one person's horoscope & focus mind to it.
    • Reading astrology books & doing researches in everyday.
    • Doing Bodhi Puja (Buddhist rituals) even once a month or in home worshiping triple gems everyday.
    • Living with colorful, successful & happily family life.

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