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LEARN ASTROLOGY - LESSON 7

"Vimshotri Dasha Results" Planetary Period


IDENTIFYING RESULTS OF MAIN OR SUB-PERIOD LORDS
Events fructify in the sub-periods of indicative planets. Therefore, it is very important
that we understand the method of analyzing the dasa (main period) and bhukti (subperiod) results.
Though various types of conditional planetary periods for specific combinations in a
nativity are mentioned in classical texts, Vimsottari dasa system has been mentioned for
general applications. Based on the longitude of the Moon in the natal charts, the
balance of operational Vimsottari dasa is calculated. Thereafter, the planets have their
main periods in seriatim. The order of the main periods (dasa) under the Vimsottari dasa
system is the dasa of the Sun followed by the Moon, Mars, Rahu, Jupiter, Saturn,
Mercury, Ketu and Venus.
The following are the major period of planets under the Vimsottari dasa, which they
have in seriatim:
Sun 6 years
Moon 10 years
Mars 7 years
Rahu 18 years
Jupiter 16 years
Saturn 19 years
Mercury 17 years
Ketu 7 years
Venus 20 years
During the major period of each planet, all other planets share periods proportionate to
their period in the Vimsottari dasa. This share of period is known as sub-period (bhukti)
and the first sub-period in any planets own main period is always its own, followed by
other planets in the seriatim mentioned above.
FM - Functional Malefic
FB - Functional Benefic
1. During the main period of a FM, the sub period of a FM will cause sufferings.
2. During the main period of a FM the sub period of a strong FB will bestow good
results.

3. During the main period of a FM the sub period of a weak functional benefic will give
only hopes which may not get fulfilled.
4. During the main period of a FB the sub period of a strong FB will bestow very good
results.
5. During the main period of a FB, the sub period of a weak FB will bestow average
results with mishaps during unfavorable transit influences.
6. During the main period of a FB, the sub period of a FM will cause mild sufferings.
7. During the main period of a FM or a FB the sub periods of a FM (if involved in close
conjunction or aspect with weak planets) will cause grave concerns and/or tragic
happenings.
If the main period lord is a functional malefic, the sub-periods of the other functional
malefic planets cause lot of sufferings while the sub-periods of functional benefic
planets bestow good results if they are strong. In the main period of a functional malefic
planet, the sub-periods of functional benefic planets create only hopes if these
functional benefic planets are weak.
In the main period of the functional benefic planets, the sub-periods of strong functional
benefic planets bestow very good results while the sub-periods of weak planets bestow
just average results with mishaps during the unfavorable transit influences. During the
main period of the functional benefic planets, the sub-periods of functional malefic
planets cause mild sufferings. During the main period of the functional benefic planets,
the sub-period of functional malefic planets involved in
close conjunctions or aspects with weak planets cause grave concerns and/or tragic
happenings. The results of the significations of the sub-period lord depend upon its
strength and conjunction(s)/aspect(s) to the same, either natally or in transit. The
significations of the house of placement are touched when transit planets create benefic
or malefic influences on the sub-period lord. In the sub-period of any planet other than
Rahu or Ketu, the following significations are touched:(1) The general significations of the sub-period lord. For example, the Sun rules father,
social status, position with the government, male child, digestive system, heart, blood
pressure, etc.
(2) The significations of the house where the mooltrikona sign of the sub-period lord is
placed. In case some other functional malefic planet influences the most effective point
of this mooltrikona house, during the sub-period of the ruling planet the significations of
the mooltrikona house shall not prosper and will face problems indicated by the afflicting
planet depending upon its lordship.
(3) The significations of the house(s) where the sub-period lord is placed either natally

or in transit.
Similarly, in the sub-periods of Rahu and Ketu, are touched not only their general
significations but also the significations of their houses of placement as well as the
significations of the planets that influence or are influenced by Rahu or Ketu, either
natally or in transit.
Analysing Results of Sub Periods
INTERACTION BETWEEN THE SUB-PERIODS AND TRANSIT