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Saptamsha * Saptans

putra-putriki varga

the 1/7 Portion

Seventh Divisional Chart

Children * Fertility * Fruitfulness of Partnership

Caveat emptor!

**Accuracy of divisional charts depends entirely on accuracy of birth time .**

Varga charts can be useful for making predictions.

However, if accurate birth time is not available, divisional charts are misleading, and should be ignored.

Sanskrit Vocabulary

BPHS Chapter 6: Shloka 10-11.

  • Saptamsha = one seventh of a Rashi

"The Saptamsha counting commences from the same Rashi in the case of an odd Rashi.

It is from the seventh Rashi thereof, while an even Rashi is considered.

The names of the seven divisions in odd Rashi are:

  1. Kshaara (Ksheera)
  2. Dadhi
  3. Ghritha
  4. Ikshu
  5. Rasa
  6. Madhya
  7. Suddha Jala.

These designations are reversed for an even Rashi."

Field of Psychic Expectation for Matters of : Children and creative intelligence

Fruits (11) of the Yoke (7) * gains from yuvati = products of partnership and alliances *

Ayurvedic medical prescriptions based on assessment of the seven human-body chakra (wheels)

  1. The traditional fruit of marriage = children. Ffrom Saptamsha is gained (presuming an accurate birth time) a confirming level of detail regarding children.

  2. To determine the prognosis for Children, look first (of course) to all the effects upon putra bhava-5

  3. Check the status of child-karaka Guru;

    check dharma-bhava 5th-from-5th; Check 5th-from-Guru; Check 5th-from-Chandra

  4. Now, check the D-7 = Saptamsha.

  5. The house which defines and energizes "children" sits in 3/11 angle to the children-house: it is yuvati bhava, the 7th house of marriage. It is considered that the relationship between the two parents (bhava-7) is the basis (lagna) from which the prospects for children should be measured. Thus children, a fruit (11) of marriage, are seen from D-7.

  6. Examine kalatra bhava (7) in the radix. Will the radix 7th house generate the community support (11th-from-7th = putra-putriki) and personal courage (3rd-from-7th = dharma) necessary to realize its goals?

  7. Once the rulers of bhava-5 and bhava-9 are confirmed positive for children, look for confirmation of the "fruits" of the 7th bhava within the seventh divisional chart: D-7 Saptamsha. Saptamsha reveals finer detail of how the outcomes of the marriage agreement may manifest.


From: David Frawley. The Astrology of the Seers. (2000). p. 186:


"Each sign is divided into seven equal parts of 04� 17' 09".

The first 1/7 of odd signs is governed by the sign itself,

  • with the rest following the signs in order through the zodiac.

For even signs, the first 1/7 corresponds to the sign seventh from it,

  • and the rest follow in order from that.


  • the first seventh of Aries of an odd sign is Aries; the second. Taurus; the third and so on to Libra.
  • The first seventh of Taurus (an even sign) would be Scorpionis, the sign seventh from it.
  • The second seventh division would be Sagittarius; the third, Capricorn;
  • and so on to Taurus as its last seventh.

In this way we are merely going through the signs in order.

The following are the harmonic 1/7 divisions of the sign:

1. 00� 0' 0" to 04� 17' 09"

2. 04� 17' 09" to 08� 34' 16"

3. 08� 34'17" to 12� 51'26"

4. 12� 51'26" to 17� 08'34"

5. 17� 08'34" to 21� 25'43"

6. 21� 25'43" to 25� 42'52"

7. 25� 42'52" to 30� 00'00"

Thus if the Moon is located at 25� 10' Taurus,

  • it would be in the sixth division,
  • which would be Aries (sixth from Scorpionis)."

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