Jaimini Vedic Astrology Notes Part 1

Ernst Wilhelm is the Creator of Kala Vedic Astrology Software.

Ernst Wilhelm is the Creator of Kala Vedic Astrology Software.

I’ve recently begun an in-depth study of the Jaimini predictive dashas with Ernst Wilhelm. I learn best by taking notes and exploring the techniques. The series of posts I plan on sharing over the next 8 weeks will consider the main points learned during this course of study as well as example charts from my database to help illustrate the major points. To get the most out of these notes, I highly advise Mr. Wilhelm’s three Jaimini courses. They will provide a solid foundation understanding in the basic principles in the Jaimini System. I can’t recommend them enough. See these links:

Jaimini Upadesa Sutras I – Taught by Ernst Wilhelm

Jaimini Upadesa Sutras II – Taught by Ernst Wilhelm

Jaimini Upadesa Sutras III – Taught by Ernst Wilhelm

Considering Jaimini Dashas

There are rasi dashas that predict for longevity (of which there are 5) and rashi dashas that predict for the manifestation of events and losses. I will be sharing my notes specifically on the rasi dashas of Jaimini which deal with the manifestation and losses in our lives.

There are 12 Jaimini rasi dashas that predict events other than longevity. Each dasha has a particular use and predicts different aspects of a person’s life.

We need to consider the difference between Jaimini Rasi dashas and the Vimshottari dashas. Vimshottari is a Nakshatra based system, which focuses on the placement of the Moon. This indicates that the Vimshottari system deals primarily with our feelings of experiences that occur. The Jaimini dashas are rasi or sign based. It deals with the movement of the Sun around the earth. This indicates the concrete manifestation of events because that is the correlation of the Rasi to our life experience. The Jaimini Dashas do not deal with how you feel about the situation, they show whether it occurs or not. Vimshottari deals with our consciousness. Jaimini Caranavamha dasha deals with the manifestation of the body or concrete event the sign represents.

We can see that the Vimshottari Dashas are Planetary and the Caranavamsa is sign based.

We can see that the Vimshottari Dashas are Planetary and the Caranavamsa is sign based.

The primary Jaimini dasha we want to consider is the Caranavamsa dasha. To use the Caranavamsa dasa we have to know if a sign has the capacity to manifest. The signs that are rashi aspected Jupiter, Mercury or the lord of that house, is capable of manifesting that rashi and all that is associated with that rashi. Influences of these three on a sign is said to be a Source of Strength according to Jaimini.

The rashis that are activated by Jaimini’s Sources of Strength, will show how the planets and their karakaship will manifest in a person’s life. For example, if your dara karaka is in Cancer, or Venus is in Cancer, or your 7th bhava cusp is in Cancer, your spouse will manifest in a Cancerian way.

When the Jaimini dasa of Cancer runs, and the sign of Cancer has strength from Jupiter, Mercury or its lord (by rashi aspect) we can expect the spouse to manifest during that time period.

The four areas we want to consider to see what is going to manifest in each Caranavamsa dasha are the natural karaka, the cara karaka, the bhava cusp in the rashi, and the pada in the rashi. When a sign is activated by Caranavamsha and is supported by the Jaimini Sources of strength, those things represented by the karakas, cusps and padas have the capacity to manifest. This applies to both the Rashi (natal chart) and the vargas.

How can we know how the concrete aspect of our life is going to manifest as represented by the areas of life activated? This is dependant on the nature of the planets rashi aspecting the sign in question. Please refer back to my videos on planetary qualities for more information on this.

The planets give the detail of how the particular spouse, career, physical body, vehicle, marriage, etc., will come into being.

Next Up…Considering the strength with which our career, spouse, health, children, siblings, parents, etc will manifest based on Jaimini’s source of strength.

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  1. Ryan,

    I’m so happy to see you getting more into Jaimini! Isn’t it awesome?? I look forward to reading everything you have to say about it as your way of thinking and explaining always brings even more light to whatever my current understanding is.


    Karen Divine Time Astrology 714-754-6443