In this square chart the 12 zodiacal signs (known as Rashis in Sanskrit) are always in the same squares. The Dual signs are in the four corners. Pisces is always in the upper left hand corner, followed directly by Aries, then Taurus, and Gemini in the upper right hand corner. Virgo is in the lower right hand corner, Sagittarius in the lower left. The signs and houses are read clockwise around the zodiac. The Ascendant can be in any one of these 12 signs, and the planets distributed according to where they are in the heavens. All South Indian charts are read like this, and the birth chart is typically shown to the left or above the Navamsha (the 9th harmonic chart.)
By Edith Hathaway
Copyright © 2003, Revised & expanded 2010.
Edith Hathaway is an international consultant (from 1980), author, teacher, and lecturer of Vedic astrology. Certified as Level IV Consulting Astrologer by the National Council of Geocosmic Research (1989), Master Astro*Carto*Grapher by Jim Lewis (1988), and Jyotish Kovid by the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (1996), she is Senior faculty (from 1992) and Board member (1995-2010) of the American Council (& American College) of Vedic Astrology. Edith will lecture at the World Conference on Mundane Astrology, Oct. 1-4, 2010 in Vishakhapatnam, India. She will be featured speaker at the Washington State Astrological Association May 12 and 14, 2011 in Seattle, WA and a lecturer at the United Astrology Conference in May 2012 in New Orleans, LA. Her book In Search of Destiny: Biography, History, & Culture Told Through Vedic Astrology is due in 2011. See her website: www.edithhathaway.com. Continue reading