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    The Author is about 49 years old and holdsa Post Graduate degree in Civil Engineeringfrom Indian Institute of Science (IISc.,

    Bangalore). He was the University topper andGold Medallist at the Graduate level. Heworked as a Software Engineer for over 22years in both Indian as well as large MNCcompanies. He did on-site softwaredevelopment work at Switzerland for a fewyears. He took voluntary retirement inDecember 2004. Since then, he is pursuing

    the study of Astrology which is one of hisinterests. The author is particularly interestedin Medical Astrology and has alreadypublished articles giving specialcombinations for Diabetes (both Type-I andType-II) and severe Dandruff problems thatcould be identified from natal charts. Hisother interest being Poetry; has published apoetry collection (in local language

    Kannada) in 2006.

    Birth TimeRectification An Innovative Approach

    ByKrishnamurthy S, India."A child is born on that day and at that hourwhen the celestial rays are in mathematicalharmony with one's individual karma"

    Swami Sri Yukteswar, Guru ofParamahansa Yogananda

    This is an endeavour to find themathematical harmony that SwamiYukteswar is talking about, in the abovestatement. It is widely understood that theindividual karmas manifest through theinfluence of the nine grahas on the native.And, in a horoscope, Lagna or Ascendant ina horoscope acts similar to the needle that ispointing to North in a compass. It is verylikely that the Lagna in a horoscope alsopoints exactly to a specific graha or planetin the chart. If we are able to determine whatit is pointing to, it would be possible toaccurately align Lagna to that planet and inthe process we could rectify the birth timerecording errors and arrive at the actual timeof birth. This is the philosophy behind theresearch undertaken. This author stronglybelieves that for a human birth to take place

    there has to be some well definedrelationship between the position of Lagnaand that of one of the planets in the chart.The search for an answer began with thisassumption and the result is presented here.

    After assuming that Lagna is alignedto one particular planet in the chart, aquestion arises as to what are the criteria todetermine that particular planet. Obviously,

    this planet should standout on someimportant ground. In Astrology, we havemany parameters and many different scalesto compare the relative strengths of differentplanets.

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    After some study, it has been observed that how well a planet is placed in a chartemerges as the determining criteria. When a planet is most comfortably placed as comparedto other planets, that planet is regarded as the best placed planet. And, Lagna gets aligned tothat planet.

    As each sign is owned by a certain planet and the state of another planet placed theredepends on how it relates to the owner of that sign. Hence, one should look at the nature offriendship between planets to determine whether a planet is placed well or not.

    Determination of Compound Relationships between planetsOne should go by the compound relationship between the planets. BPHS states that allplanets placed in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th and 12th houses from a planet are its temporaryfriends. If we think about the reasoning behind such a proposition, it is apparent that planetsbecome temporary enemies when they are very close to each other (as their rays interferewith each others) or when they are far away from each other (as their rays oppose each

    others). It appears that this rule is purely based on simple Physics rather than anything else.Normally, astrologers look at the houses mentioned above and take all planets present inthose relative positions as temporary friends. Keeping the spirit of the concept, this authorhumbly proposes a slightly different interpretation of what has been said in BPHS as againstwhat is commonly followed. It is proposed that, if two planets have a longitudinal distancegreater than 15 degrees and less than 105 degrees between them (irrespective of the signs theyoccupy), they should be considered as temporary friends. Here, there is no violation fromthe essence of what is said in BPHS. The definition for permanent friendships followed hereis exactly same as what is given in BPHS. The compound relationship is the resultant of

    permanent and temporary relationships:

    Permanent Temporary CompoundFriend Friend Close Friend (CF)Friend Enemy Neutral (NU)Neutral Friend Friend (FR)Neutral Enemy Enemy (EN)Enemy Friend Neutral (NU)Enemy Enemy Bitter Enemy (BE)

    Order Of ImportanceFrom the above table, we can conclude that a planet placed in the sign of a Close Friend isbetter placed than a planet placed in the sign of any other compound relationship. However,there are even better placements for a planet than this. Following is a list of placementsordered from best to worst:

    Exalted (EX) (Not the entire sign, within 15 degrees approaching the deepest point)Vargottama (VG)

    Moola Trikona (MT) (Not the entire sign, look for actual degrees)Own (OW)

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    Close Friend (CF)Friend (FR)Neutral (NU)Enemy (EN)Bitter Enemy (BE)Debilitated (DB) (within 15 degrees approaching deepest point)

    Treating for Planets in Parivartana/Srinkhala2There is one very important concept that affects the determination of how a planet is placedin a chart. It is very important to check if a planet is either in Parivartana or in Srinkhalaand apply necessary adjustments. In the experience of this author, a planet which hasundergone Parivartana/Srinkhala behaves as if it is placed in its own sign (the sign that hasparticipated in Parivartana/Srinkhala). Except for considering combustion and effects ofother conjunctions and aspects, for other purposes, such a planet should be treated as if it is

    in its own sign. As a result of Parivartana/Srinkhala a planet is entitled for two differentplacements, one in the house actually placed and the other the resultant own house. Thatplanet should be assigned the better of the two placements. Hence, a planet debilitated but inParivartana should be assigned a GO (Goes to Own) placement while a planet exalted andin Parivartana/Srinkhala should be assigned EX placement.

    However, one should note that more the planets in Srinkhala, less the effectiveness ofParivartana. A three planet Srinkhala should be definitely considered while a Srinkhalainvolving more than three planets could be ignored.

    Checking Some Important Conditions1. Planets placed in a Rasi Sandhi or Gandanta are considered to be weak irrespective of

    their placement status. Even the planets disposited by planets in Rasi Sandhi shouldbe ignored unless they are extremely strong like being Vargottama.

    2. If a planet is debilitated (either in Rasi or in Navamsha) or closely conjunct adebilitated planet (within an orb of about 6 degrees) or even if it disposits a debilitatedplanet (either in Rasi or in Navamsha), then one should not take it into the reckoning(unless the debilitated planet is under Parivartana/Srinkhala). Only Exalted or

    Vargottama planets should be kept in the reckoning even if they are tainted bydebilitated planets.

    3. A planet exalted in Navamsha that has a lesser status in Rasi should be given a statusEXN. Entire sign in Navamsha is fine, no need to look at specific degrees.

    4. Those planets which are more than 50% combust should be ignored. One should notdisqualify Mercury even when it is deeply combust. And, the planets that aredisposited by such combust planets should also be ignored.

    5. Ketu by default should be left out as its placement depends on placement of Rahu.Hence, there are only eight planets in the race including Rahu. For Rahu, Taurusshould be considered as the sign of exaltation and Scorpio should be considered as thesign of debilitation. Rahu owns Aquarius and Ketu Scorpio. This comes handy whilechecking Parivartana/Srinkhala.

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    6. No need to make any special adjustments for a planet which is retrograde

    Care should be taken to verify all such conditions that make a planet weak and ensure thatthe planet considered is well placed in all respects.

    Determining The Best Placed PlanetAfter filtering the planets for all their negative qualities, one should look for the planets inthe following categories (in that order of importance) rejecting the others and also rejectingthose with other blemishes (as described in the above paragraph):

    1. Vargottama (EX or MT)2. Exaltation (EX)3. Moola Trikona (MT)4. Vargottama (VG) (other than EX or MT)5. Exalted in Navamsha (EXN) (not in DB, BE or EN in Rasi)

    6. Own (OW)

    One should first look for planets in the number 1 category, if none found, then look for thenext best category etc., and reach the best placed planet. Some points to note beforefinalizing the best placed planet:

    If there are two or more planets in the same top category, the best of them should bedetermined by comparing their Shadbala.

    If none of the planets fall in the qualifying categories, then such horoscopes should be

    carefully looked into to find the best placed planet. When a planets Shadbala is relatively much higher as compared to that of any otherplanet, this planet also becomes a contender.

    When two planets are in Graha Yuddha3, there is no consensus on the resolution of

    the criteria to determine the winner. As a result, there could be some errors in thecalculation of Shadbala of those planets. Also, Graha Yuddha should be consideredonly between the five nonluminous physical planets. There are other considerationswhich could affect the Shadbala calculations. In such conditions, relying fully on theShadbala could cause problems.

    All such cases should be studied carefully as it is difficult draw a clear line.

    Aligning Lagna with the Best Placed PlanetHere comes hitherto unknown bit. This might appear a bit strange to some. But, this hasbeen proposed after testing numerous charts for the accuracy of birth time.

    This step can not be easily done without using software as this is a highly iterative process.This author has used JHora. It could be performed using any software that gives nakshatralord, sublord, subsublord. table for all the planets like the one in JHora. In JHora, this is

    3Graha Yuddha = Planetary War, when two nonluminary physical planets are less than a degree apart.

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    found by clicking the KP tab at the right bottom on the default screen. One will see theinformation like below:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubAs Ju Sa Ve Ma Ju SaSu Ju Mo Mo Ju Ra VeMo Ma Ke Ve Mo Mo MaMa Ju Mo Me Sa Sa KeMe Me Ra Mo Me Sa JuJu Mo Ve Su Ra Ke JuVe Mo Sa Ve Mo Su MeSa Ju Ve Ju Mo Ke MoRa Ve Sa Me Ra Sa Ve

    Assuming that Rahu is the best placed planet, one could focus only on the relevantinformation of this table as below:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Ju Sa Ve Ma Ju SaRa Ve Sa Me Ra Sa Ve

    Now, in an iterative process, adjust the birth time such that both Lg and Ra have identicallords from Sublord onwards in the above table. Stop adjusting the birth time once thefollowing configuration is reached:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Ju Sa Me Ra Sa VeRa Ve Sa Me Ra Sa Ve

    The adjusted time to reach this alignment is the rectified birth time of the native.Other than the above suggested alignment, two more alignments are possible which alsoinvolve the Naklord of either Lagna or that of the planet in question. These alignments aredemonstrated below:

    Alignment2Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Ju Ve Sa Me Ra SaRa Ve Sa Me Ra Sa Ve

    Here, Sublord level of the Lagna is aligned to Naklord level of the planet in question.

    Alignment3Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Sa Me Ra Sa Ve VeRa Ve Sa Me Ra Sa Ve

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    ExamplesThose who would like to study this approach in detail are urged not to miss the last exampleofJawaharlal Nehru. That example clearly demonstrates the power of this approach. TheAyanamsha used is True Chitrapaksha Ayanamsha.

    1. Client Eastwood4

    Birth Date: 05/31/1930 (May 31, 1930)

    Birth Time: 17:35 (05:35 PM) PST (+8:00)Birth Place: San Francisco, CA

    Latitude /Longitude:

    37 N 47 / 122 W 26

    Rodden Rating /Source:

    AA/ BC/BR in hand

    Source Notes: B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher, obtained by Bob Garner. (SameContemporary American Horoscopes and Gauquelin Book ofAmerican Charts)

    Planet Comments on the placement of the planetSun NUMoon OWMars OWMercury In Rasi SandhiJupiter Dispositor in SandhiVenus Dispositor in SandhiSaturn ENRahu BE

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    There is a tie between Moon and Mars. However, Mars has a higher Shadbala than Moon.Hence, Mars is the best placed planet in this chart.

    The relationship between Lagna and Mars is as follows:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Ju Me Sa Ra Ra MaMa Ke Ra Ra Ra Mo Ra

    The birth time is adjusted to have the alignment in the following manner:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Ju Ke Ra Ra Ra MoMa Ke Ra Ra Ra Mo Sa

    The birth time that gives the above alignment is 17:37:0.94(as against the recorded time of17:35 hrs.)

    2. Pablo Picasso5

    Birth Date: 10/25/1881 (Oct 25, 1881)

    Birth Time: 23:15 (11:15 PM) LMT (+0:18)

    Birth Place: Malaga, Spain

    Latitude /Longitude:

    36 N 43 / 04 W 25

    Rodden Rating /Source:

    AA/ Quoted BC/BR

    Source Notes: B.C. in hand from Filipe Ferreira ("a las once y cuarto de la noche.")Formerly, Filipe Ferreira quoted Josep Palau Fabre in his well

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    documented, "Picasso Vivent," Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, 1982,"according to the testimony of his father in the birth certificate." Thesame information is in the book of Picasso's secretary, Jaime Sabartes,"Picasso: Documents Iconographiques," p.113114 and 302303, Cailler,Genebra, 1954 (Formerly, times were given variously as 9:30 PM, 11:59PM, 12:03 PM, 11:35 AM, 7:30 AM and 7:30 PM)

    Planet Comments on the placement of the planetSun DBMoon DBMars Disps DB Moon, DB Sat & DB RahuMercury VG(OW)Jupiter BEVenus Disps DB SunSaturn DBRahu DB

    Mercury is under Parivartana/Srinkhala both in Rasi as well as in Navamsha, as a resultbehaves as a Vargottama planet in own sign. Mercury is the best placed planet in the chart.

    The relationship between Lagna and Mercury is as follows:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Sa Ra Sa Sa Ra Mo

    Me Ju Ra Sa Mo Ke Mo

    The birth time is adjusted to have the alignment in the following manner:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Ra Ra Sa Mo Ke RaMe Ju Ra Sa Mo Ke Ra

    The birth time that gives the above alignment is 23:15:47.2(as againstthe recorded time of 23:15 hrs.)

    3. Queen Elizabeth II6

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    Birth Date: 04/21/1926 (Apr 21, 1926)

    Birth Time: 2:40 (02:40 AM) GDT (+0:00)

    Birth Place: London, England

    Latitude /Longitude:

    51 N 30 / 0 W 10

    Rodden Rating /Source:

    AA/ Quoted BC/BR

    Source Notes: Fagan quotes official announcement AA 3/l976

    Planet Comments on the placement of the planetSun EXMoon OWMars EXMercury DB, Dispositor in SandhiJupiter In Rasi Sandhi, disposits DB MercuryVenus NUSaturn GO

    Rahu VG (CF)

    Here, there is a tie between Sun and Mars. However, Mars has higher Shadbala than Sun.Hence, Mars is the winner and is the best placed planet in the chart.

    The relationship between Lagna and Mars is as follows:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Su Ma Ra Ve Ve Ra

    Ma Ma Sa Sa Ve Ke Me

    The birth time is adjusted to have the alignment in the following manner:

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    Saturn has undergone Parivartana both in Rasi and Navamsha and as a result behaves as aVargottama. It also overcomes the blemish due to close conjunction of debilitated Mercurybecause of that.

    The relationship between Lagna and Saturn is as follows:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Ra Ma Ju Ra Sa SaSa Sa Mo Ve Me Ju Ju

    The birth time is adjusted to have the alignment in the following manner:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Ra Mo Ve Me Ju JuSa Sa Mo Ve Me Ju Ju

    The birth time that gives the above alignment is 11:28:24.7(as against the recorded time of11:30 hrs.)

    Here are some famous Indian personalities for whom the birth details available are believedto be accurate.

    5. Swami Vivekananada

    Planet Comments on the placement of the planetSun VG (CF)Moon NUMars Disps DB Rahu

    Mercury GOJupiter NUVenus EXN, (NU in Rasi)Saturn GO

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    Rahu DB

    Sun is a clear pick.

    The relationship between Lagna and Sun before rectification is as follows:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Ve Ke Ve Ju Ju JuSu Su Ra Ra Ve Ju Me

    The birth time is adjusted to have the alignment in the following manner:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Su Su Ra Ra Ve JuSu Su Ra Ra Ve Ju Mo

    Aligning Lagna with Sun, the rectified birth time will be 6:36:13.3as against the recordedbirth time of 6:33:00 (from Sri Sanjay Raths book)

    6. Sri Satya Sai Baba

    Planet Comments on the placement of the planetSun NUMoon NUMars OWMercury NUJupiter Dispositor combustVenus Combust

    Saturn CombustRahu NU

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    Though Mars is placed in the debilitation sign in Navamsha, it has undergone Srinkhalawith Moon, Jupiter and Mercury. Hence, it has no blemish of being debilitated inNavamsha. It is the only planet that qualifies. However, considering that the Srinkhalainvolving 4 planets is not very effective and disqualifying Mars on that ground, yet Marsqualifies as the best placed planet by virtue of having higher Shadbala than all other planets.

    The relationship between Lagna and Mars before rectification is as follows:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Sa Me Ju Ra Ve JuMa Ke Me Sa Sa Ke Me

    The birth time is adjusted to have the alignment in the following manner:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Sa Me Sa Sa Ke Me

    Ma Ke Me Sa Sa Ke Me

    Aligning Lagna with Mars, the rectified birth time is 6:26:07.1as against the recorded birthtime of 6:26

    7. Indira Gandhi

    Planet Comments on the placement of the planetSun VG(MT)Moon GOMars GOMercury FR

    Jupiter GOVenus GOSaturn GORahu BE

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    This is a strong chart with three pairs of Parivartanas. Sun undergoes Parivartana with Marsin Rasi and is in its own sign in Navamsha. Hence, Sun is a clear pick.

    The relationship between Lagna and Sun before rectification is as follows:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Me Ju Ra Su Ve RaSu Sa Sa Ve Ve Ke Ju

    The birth time is adjusted to have the alignment in the following manner:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Me Sa Sa Ve Ve KeSu Sa Sa Ve Ve Ke Sa

    Aligning Lagna with Sun, we have the rectified time as 23:13:45.9as against the recorded timeof 23:13 (From Sri BV Ramans book)

    8. Jawaharlal NehruThis is a very interesting case to study using the proposed method of Birth TimeRectification. The reason being that there are different views on the correct birth timewithin a narrow range of about half an hour and it would be interesting to check what theresult of rectification indicates.

    Following are the different birth times available for Nehru:

    From Sri B V Ramans book (How to Judge a Horoscope Vol. II) 23:03 hrs. (LMT)From Sri Sanjay Raths book (Crux of Vedic Astrology) 23:21 hrs. (IST)Astrodatabank Rodden Rating A (from Memory) 23:36 hrs. (LMT)The second of the above three times is used cast the chart as it is the near average. In anycase, nothing much changes in Navamsha for all the three times except Navamsha Lagnawhich is not relevant to the method being used.

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    Planet Comments on the placement of the planetSun In Rasi SandhiMoon VG(OW)Mars NUMercury NU

    Jupiter VG(OW)Venus OWSaturn Dispositor is in Rasi SandhiRahu NU

    Jupiter and Moon both are in their own sign in Rasi and they are in Srinkhala in Navamsha.Hence, they both behave like Vargottama planets in their own sign. As there is a tie betweenthem, Shadbala comes into picture. Clearly, Moon has a much higher Shadbala than that ofJupiter and hence Moon is picked as the best placed planet in this chart.

    The relationship between Lagna and Moon before rectification is as follows:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Me Ju Me Ju Me VeMo Me Me Ju Ju Ra Ke

    Looking at the above combination, one can see that out of the three possible alignments,only one is likely if the given timeframe is +/ 30 minutes from the assumed time, which isaligning Nakshatra lord of Lagna with Sublord of Moon. For any other alignment to take

    place, the rectified time undergoes a drastic change.

    The birth time is adjusted to have the alignment in the following manner:

    Body/Cusp * NakLord * Sublord * Pratisub * Sookshmasub * Praanasub * DehasubLg Me Ju Ju Sa Ve KeMo Me Me Ju Ju Sa Ve

    Aligning Lagna with Moon, we have the rectified birth time as 23:18:00hrs (LMT). This isequivalent to 23:20:00hrs (IST). This is very close to the time used by Sri Sanjay Rath (23:21IST). It appears that his source is the authentic in this particular case.

    It is clear from this example that in case of small errors in recorded birth time, this approachshows the way to narrow down to the likely correct birth time.

    ConclusionThe above examples demonstrate that there is a clear affinity between Lagna and the bestplaced planet in the chart. Hence, it is appropriate to conclude that the correct birth time is

    when the Lagna is perfectly aligned to the best placed planet in the chart.

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    Extending the scope of this studyIt is always challenging to apply any Jyotish principle to a twins chart and verify it. As thenews of octuplets birth was breaking, it was indeed interesting to see how to apply thistheory for such births. The birth details are as follows:

    January 26, 2009 between 10:43 and 10:48 hrs, at Bellflower, California, USA.

    It was highly exciting to see that 8 alignments (one with each of the 8 planets) wereavailable in a span of just 5 minutes, roughly between 10:39 and 10:44! It is really very rare toget so many alignments in such a short span of time. Anyone who looks into this wouldunderstand that availability of 8 alignments to the Lagna in a span of only 5 minutes is notjust a coincidence. Though this theory has not been tested over a large number of twinscharts yet, this author believes that the principle given above could be successfully applied totwins (multiple births) charts as well.

    Muhurta In the presence of Ravi Yogas, the evil yogas have no effect.

    Count the Suns transit nakshatra to the Moons nakshatra. If

    the Moons Nakshatra is the 4th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 13th and 20th

    Ravi yoga forms If the Amrita yoga and Siddhi yoga form simultaneously,

    the day is considered evil, like the combination of honey

    and ghee (clarified butter) Jyotishtatva

    The nakshatra in which the solar or lunar eclipse occurs

    should be avoided for auspicious functions for 6 months, if it

    is full eclipse, for 3 months if half and 1 month if it is 1/4th

    - Muhurtha Sindhu by Iranganti Rangacharya