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A Beginning Story


By Christopher Burns

My name is Christopher Burns and I am a Level 1 graduate from the ACVA program.

I was so excited when I read the request for submissions as I had been wanting to write this story for some time.

Editorís Note: Christopher has given us his birth data as: February 22, 1980 in Talpa, New Mexico at 6:14am.

The following is a little pertaining to my own chart and the Article that asked Vedic Astrologers asking for the submissions.

Ketu, Sun and Mercury sit in Aquarius, bringing the lords of houses 6, 8, 9 and 11 together in the 2nd. Opposing this trinity are Rahu, Jupiter and Mars positioned retrograde in Leo, bringing the lords of houses 3, 4, 11 and 12 together in the 8th. Venus is in exhaltation in the 3rd house, 2nd from the 2nd and 8th from the 8th, opposing lord of the 1st and co-lord of the 2nd Saturn retrograde in the 9th house, 2nd from the 8th and 8th from the 2nd, bringing lords of houses 1, 2, 5 and 10 together through rashi and planetary aspect.

North India Style Chart

From Chandra lagna only Saturn and Venus, lords of houses 1, 6, 9 and 10, influence the 2nd through rashi aspect. Ketu, Sun and Mercury rule houses 2, 4, 5 and 7 placed in the 10th. Rahu, Jupiter and Mars rule houses 7, 8, 11 and 12 placed in the 4th. Moon is in exhaltation in the 5th as lord of the 7th, the 3rd from itself or 2nd from the 2nd.

South India Style Chart

Mercury and Saturn are in Parivartana exchange between the 2nd and 9th houses, the 5th and 10th from Chandra Lagna, placing Mercury in the 6th from Saturn. Furthermore Mercury is Atma Karaka and lord of the Navamsha 1st placed in the 10th. In this Navamsha Venus and Saturn rule houses 2, 5, 6 and 9 and are placed together in the 5th, putting Mercury again in the 6th from Saturn. Jupiter and Mars oppose them as lords of houses 3, 4, 7 and 8 placed in the 11th. The Navamsha 2nd house is influenced by Saturn and Mars through planetary aspect and Venus as lord of Libra. Sun is placed in the 4th ruled by Jupiter in exhaltation with Mars 2nd from Mercury. Moon is placed in the 6th, 2nd from lord Saturn. Ketu and Rahu are in exhaltation in the 3rd and 9th as lords of houses 3 and 6 respectively.

Here's the breakdown of the ten things listed as signs of an Astrologer.
  1. 2nd house is a 'theme' it seems... I was born on 2/22/80, I have 22 letters in my name and my twin sons turned 2 years, 2 months and 2 days old on my 28th birthday.

  2. Mercury and Ketu sit on either side of my Sun in my 2nd house.

  3. Only my Navamsha fits with Saturn and Jupiter in opposition placed in the 5th and 11th respectively.

  4. Mercury and Jupiter in opposition placed in the 2nd and 8th. Saturn and Mercury exchange houses 2 and 9, I have found that research and writing is actually my favored way to give readings to others... especially due to the ease of the internet.

  5. Saturn placed in 9th in association with Venus as lord of 10th. Saturn also Yoga Karaka as lord of 9th and 10th in the 5th in Chandra Lagna. Moon in exhaltation in the 5th and Mercury in his own Navamsha as lord of the navamsha 1st.

  6. Venus in exhaltation in Pisces as lord of the 10th house Libra. Jupiter and Ketu in exhaltation and Mars in Neecha Bhanga in Brahmin signs of the Navamsha.

  7. Mercury is placed in the 6th from Saturn in both the Rashi and Navamsha Lagnas.

  8. Mercury lords the 9th in the 2nd. From Chandra Lagna Mercury rules the 2nd and is desposed by the lord of the 9th Saturn.

  9. My own mother introduced and mentored me in Jyotish.

  10. I would like to say it is beyond passion now...
Blessings and thanks'

Christopher Burns and Betheyla Anuradha

Read More - Christopher's Touching Tribute To His Mother, Betheyla Anuradha

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