"Gear-Change" Transitional effects
between the Maha-Dasha Periods
What is "Dasha Sandhi"?
"Sandhi""rule for changing something". In language grammar, sandhi is a rule for changing a sound, such as the English plural rule for when plural-s sounds like 's' and when it sounds like 'z'. In calligraphy, 'sandhi' is a ligature that bridges two characters.
Sandhi is a rule for how to make a change-over.
In Jyotisha, dasha-sandhi is the rule for calculating how long the"change-over effect" will take, when the native shifts from one mahadasha to another mahadasha.
Experientially , dasha-sandhi can be thought of as "time required for changing planes " in an airport, or as the the"gear-shift" period in automotive gear transmission.
Neither the passing mahadasha nor the arriving mahadasha performs at maximum power during dasha-sandhi.
Wait for full mahadasha effects until end of dasha sandhi.
Also, it is helpful for predicting events to calculate the dasha-sandhi period between some of the longer bhukti periods during the longer mahadasha such as periods of Zukra, Budha, and Shani.
To calculate the length of dasha-sandhi [approximately]
1. Combine the length of the previous dasha + the length of the next dasha
2. calculate 10 percent of this total
3. divide this 10 percent figure roughly in half
consider dasha sandhi to START at the mark of"half of 10% of the combined total" number of months before the end of previous mahadasha,
consider dasha sandhi to END at the mark of"half of 10% of the combined total" number of months after the beginning of the subsequent mahadasha
= 10% of 16 years = 1.6 years (approx. 18 months)
= dasha sandhi begins approximately 9 months before the end of Surya mahadasha
= dasha sandhi ends approximately 9 months after the start of Chandra mahadasha
|Sandhi Period||Mahadasha passing away||Mahadasha approaching|| Days-months |
of the sandhi"gear-shift" period =
from Ketu to Zukra
| 10% of Ketu's 7-year mahadasha |
= the final 256 days of Ketu mahadasha
|+|| 10% of Zukra 20-year mahadasha |
= initial two years of Zukra
|approx 2 years 9 months|
from Zukra to Surya
| 10% of Zukra 20-year mahadasha |
= final two years of Zukra Mahadasha
|+|| 10% of Surya 6-year mahadasha |
= initial 220 days of Surya
|approx 2 years 7 months|
from Surya to Chandra
| 10% of Surya 6-year mahadasha |
= final 220 days of Surya mahadasha
|+|| 10% of Chandra 10-year mahadasha |
= initial one year of Chandra mahadasha
|approx 1 year 7 months|
from Chandra to Mangala
| 10% of Chandra 10-year mahadasha |
= final one year of Chandra mahadasha
|+|| 10% of Mangala 7-year mahadasha |
= initial 256 days of Mangala mahadasha
|approx 1 year 9 months|
from Mangala to Rahu
| 10% of Mangala 7-year mahadasha |
= final 256 days of Mangala mahadasha
|+|| 10% of Rahu 18-year mahadasha |
= initial 1 year 10 months of Rahu mahadasha
|approx 2 years 6 months|
from Rahu to Guru
| 10% of Rahu 18-year mahadasha |
= final 1 year 10 months of Rahu mahadasha
|+|| 10% of Guru 16-year mahadasha |
= initial 1 year 6 months of Guru mahadasha
|approx 3 years 4 months|
from Guru to Shani
| 10% of Guru 16-year mahadasha |
= final 1 year 6 months of Guru mahadasha
|+|| 10% of Shani 19-year mahadasha |
= initial 1 year 9 months of Shani mahadasha
|approx 3 years 3 months|
from Shani to Budha
| 10% of Shani 19-year mahadasha |
= final 1 year 9 months of Shani mahadasha
|+|| 10% of Budha 17-year mahadasha |
= initial 1 year 7 months of Budha mahadasha
|approx 3 years 4 months|
from Budha to Ketu
| 10% of Budha 17-year mahadasha |
= final 1 year 7 months of Budha mahadasha
|+||the initial 255 days of Ketu mahadasha||approx 2 years 4 months|
|About Dasha-Sandhi timing and effects|| |
Dasha-sandhi occurs because the physical body is slower to accommodate the psychic programming changes which have already taken place on the astral plane and above.
Human hopes, wishes, desires, expectations, paradigms of belief, anxieties, fears, and faith are woven into psychic patterns. If not apprehended and managed directly in their psycho-mental form, The psychological projections forthcoming from these expectations and desires will begin to percolate down into the emotional and material planes, causing sensually tangible changes.
The social and emotional perceptions are more flexible and therefore one might notice the appearance of a new person, a change of social relationship, or a new set of emotional responses during the dasha-sandhi period. However it may be quite awhile before the physical body is prepared to fully accommodate the new goals, new karma, and new wisdom indicated by the change in spiritual agenda.
Naturally, as a person ages, there is increasing physical body resistance to changing environmental conditions.
Unless one is psychically vigilant to maintaining high creativity, trust, and permission levels, the body's survival instincts can squash even the most brilliant mahadasha prospects during dasha sandhi.
Slowing for Survival - Have Patience When Entering New Dasha
To be compassionate toward the physical body and its natural survival programming, appreciate that at time of dasha sandhi, the body has been long accustomed to managing the psychic inflow of the old mahadasha .
It will take most of the allotted"dasha sandhi" time for the"new you" to really bear fruit.
|New mahadasha brings new attitudes before new events|| |
Nevertheless, there are usually a few confirming events right at the beginning of a new mahadasha that prove a noticeable shift in your aura. Since energy percolates down from the aura's higher pictures into the time-space world, you will notice some significant improvements in mental and emotional health first - before any material changes. Often the psychic excitement of gaining more information from your memories at the onset of a new mahadasha generates a burst of enthusiasm for life (at least for a positive mahadasha).
Right at the beginning of the new mahadasha, even though dasha sandhi may prevent dramatic events, you start to get fresh insights regarding your psychic interrelationships with important people in your life. At least one significant new relationship should start within the first"double" bhukti - and often there are several new"key" people introduced at this time.
You may not be able to use the information right away, but you will be given it very near to the beginning of the new mahadasha. An astrologer can see and confirm the changes that have coagulated on the astral plane, but you personally will need to set aside that voice of stability and social control which insists that" nothing has changed".
Remember, anything which is naturally controlled by physical body systems is especially slow to change. E.g., appearance, skin, weight, food, sexuality, etc.
It is most desirable of course to do most of your change work on the spiritual and mental planes themselves, where fast-paced creative inspiration gives shockingly fast results, and the body's survival/change-resistance patterns don't get in the way.
Folks who do most of their karmic work on these higher planes ( via meditation and creative visualization) are not much encumbered by the sloth of the material plane, and dasha-sandhi barely affects them.
Stay open-minded and be willing to be amused.
Watch now as the new green shoots push through that ancient karmic mud.
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updated:21 July 2017
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