Planetary positions or Yogas formed at birth, Dasas and Antar Dasas evolved for timing of events – time factor relating to realization or materialization of effects produced by such planetary combinations constitute the basis of Vedic Predictive Astrology.
Greatest person in recorded history
In order to provide testimony to the veracity and the validity of the principles governing the Yogas and the Dasa system, Indian Jyotish Gurus such as Dr. B.V. Raman have cited the Natal Charts of great men and women who have made their mark in the history of human civilization.
One of the great personalities in the world history whose horoscope has often figured in discourses on the topic of Predictive Astrology by erudite scholars of the science is Gautama Buddha, the greatest son Mother India has produced, perhaps the greatest human being who has ever arisen in this world in its recorded history.
Yogas in Buddha’s horoscope
According to many Indian and Sri Lankan astrologers who have done a deep study into the historical factors relating to the birth of Prince Siddhartha born as a son of a provincial king in North India who later renounced the world and attained Great Enlightenment or Buddhahood say that a number of powerful Rajayogas and Gnanayogas clearly indicated in His Natal Chart account for His unrivalled greatness as a human being.
Astrologers say that the powerful Amala Yoga in His Natal Chart signifies the Buddha’s nobility and the deep compassion He radiated towards all living beings.
Full Moon being the lord of the Lagna (Cancer) posited in the 4th House aspected by five planets, both the Lagna and the Lagna lord being aspected by Mars while the Moon occupying the Aries sign in the Navamshaka Chart account for the Buddha’s great physical beauty and his magnetic and majestic personality.
The Moon in the 4th House in Libra makes the Buddha a great thinker of sharp intellect.
The Moon, the lord of the Lagna Cancer, Significator of mind in the constellation of Jupiter who is also occupying the Navamshaka of Mars (Aries) had endowed the Buddha a strong will, a firm resolution, and a unique power of endurance. Otherwise, would he have subjected Himself to such extreme forms of asceticism and penances for six long years?
Paasa and Hatha Yogas indicated in his Natal Chart account for the self-mortification and the denial of biological and physical needs in an extreme form He underwent in pursuit of liberation from all worldly shackles.
A series of Rajayogas
The planetary positions at the birth of Prince Siddhartha had produced a series of Rajayogas. The relevant planetary positions are:
The Sun, the royal planet, Atmakaraka and the lord of the 2nd House in Leo is exalted in the 10th House or Karmasthana
Mars, Rajayogakaraka, the lord of the 10th House is Swakshetra in conjunction with Jupiter, the Yogakaraka, who is also the lord of the 9th House
Mars, Rajayogakaraka as the lord 5th is conjunct with Saturn powerful as the lord of 7th House
Venus, the lord of the 4th House is associated with Mars, the lord of the 5th in the 10th House
Venus as the lord of the 4th House is posited with Jupiter , the lord of the 9th in the 10th House
Saturn in the 10th Karmasthana indicates the Buddha’s stature as a great philosopher
(Timing of events in the Buddha’s life explained on the basis of Dasa system in part two of this article next week)