In our last article we talked about few basics of Ashtakvarga and its applications.
Today we will discuss on Types of Ashtakvarga chart and their construction. Though I mentioned few things on construction of Bhinna Ashtakavarga & Prasthara Ashtakavarga chart in previous article.
But today we will discuss it in  detailed manner.
There are total three types of Ashtakvarga charts.
1.Bhinna Ashtakavarga.
2.Prasthara Ashtakavarga.
3.Samudaya Ashtakavarga.

Each of these charts has its own use,which readers will come to know in coming articles. A planet becomes highly beneficial if he secures 5 or more bindus in its own Ashtakvarga. Where as a planet with less than 4 bindus acts negatively. Results of planets with specific numbers of benefic points will be discussed later in detailed manner.


Bhinna Ashtakavarga is ashtakavarga of a individual planet.
The very first chart to be made in Ashtakavarga is Bhinna Ashtakavarga of each planet except Rahu & Ketu.
Following method should be adopt to make Bhinna Ashtakavarga of planets.
Though most of astrology softwares have ashtakvarga calculation in them. But if you want to practice few manually, following procedure should be  adopted.

For convenience of readers Ashtakvarga for following Horoscope is done by me. We will call this Horoscope as example Horoscope.

Date of birth: 24/03/1989
Time: 04:45
Place: Rudraprayag,Uttrakhand


In this Horoscope Sun is in Pisces. For construction of bhinna ashtakavarga of Sun,following steps should be followed.
1.Note planet Sun position which is in Pisces here.
2.For sake of calculations make a separate blank Horoscope,with Ascendant as Pisces with planet Sun in it.


3.Now insert benefic dots in 1,2,4,7,8,9,10,11 from position of Sun.
4.Here in this case dots will appear in Pisces, Aries, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius zodiacs.

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Same way Sun is benefic from Mon in following positions 3,6,10,11.
Again repeat the same procedure,make a blank Horoscope by pen and mark its Ascendant with Moon placement. Which is in Virgo in this example Horoscope.


Insert benefic dots in 3,6,10 and 11th from moon.

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Fig no-2, Benefic points of Sun from Moon.

Here in example Horoscope dots will in Capricorn, Aries,Leo and Virgo zodiacs.
Similarly Sun Ashtakvarga from other planets.
From Mars – Sun is benefic in 1,2,4,7,8,9,10,11 positions.

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Fig no-3,benefic points of Sun from Mars.

From Mercury – Sun is benefic in 3,5,6,9,10,11,12 positions.

Fig no-4, benefic points of Sun from Mercury.


From Jupiter – Sun is benefic in 5,6,9,11 positions.

Fig no-5, benefic points of Sun from Jupiter.

From Saturn- Sun is benefic in 1,2,4,7,8,9,10,11 positions.

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From Venus – Sun is benefic in 6,7,12 positions.

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Fig no-7, benefic points of Sun from Venus.

From Ascendant – Sun is benefic in 3,4,6,10,11,12 positions.

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Fig no-8,benefic points of Sun from ascendent.

All 8 charts pertaining to a planet can be reduced to a single diagram(fig no.9)

Fig no-9, Ashtakavarga of Sun.

Similarly Bhinna Ashtakavarga of other remaining planets viz Moon,Mars,Mercury,Jupiter, Venus,Saturn should be made.
For other planets i am not making Ashtakvarga  individually readers can try it for their practice.

Moon is benefic in 1,3,6,7,10,11 from itself.
From Sun- Moon is benefic in 3,6,7,8,10,11 positions.
From Mars – Moon is benefic in 2,3,5,6,9,10,11 positions.
From Mercury – Moon is benefic in 3,4,5,7,8,10,11 positions.
From Jupiter – Moon is benefic in
1,4,7,8,10,11,12 positions.
From Venus – Moon is benefic in 3,4,5,7,9,10,11 positions.
From Saturn – Moon is benefic in 3,5,6,11 positions.
From Ascendent – Moon is benefic in 3,6,10,11 positions.

Fig no-10, Ashtakavarga of Moon.

Mars is benefic in 1,2,4,7,8,10,11 from itself.
From Sun – Mars is benefic in 3,5,6,10,11 positions.
From Moon – Mars is benefic in 3,6,11 positions.
From Mercury – Mars is benefic in 3,5,6,11 positions.
From Jupiter – Mars is benefic in 6,10,11,12 positions.
From Venus – Mars is benefic in 6,8,11,12 positions.
From Saturn – Mars is benefic in 1,4,7,8,9,10,11 positions.
From Ascendant – Mars is benefic in 1,3,6,10,11 positions.

Ashtakavarga of Mars.
Fig no-11, Ashtakavarga of Mars.

Mercury is benefic in 1,3,5,6,9,10,11,12 from itself.

From Sun – Mercury is benefic in 5,6,9,11,12 positions.
From Moon -Mercury is benefic in 2,4,6,8,10,11 positions.
From Mars – Mercury is benefic in 1,2,4,7,8,9,10,11 positions.
From Jupiter – Mercury is benefic in 6,8,11,12 positions.
From Venus – Mercury is benefic in 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,11 positions.
From Saturn- Mercury is benefic in 1,2,4,7,8,9,10,11 positions.
From Ascendant – Mercury is benefic in 1,2,4,6,8,10,11 positions.

Fig no-12, Ashtakavarga of Mercury.

Jupiter is benefic in 1,2,3,4,7,8,10,11 from itself.
From Sun – Jupiter is benefic in 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10,11 positions.
From Moon – Jupiter is benefic in 2,5,7,9,11 positions.
From Mars – Jupiter is benefic in 1,2,4,7,8,10,11 positions.
From Venus -Jupiter is benefic in 2,5,6,9,10,11 positions.
From Saturn – Jupiter is benefic in 3,5,6,12 positions.
From Ascendant – Jupiter is benefic in 1,2,4,5,6,7,9,10,11.

Fig no-13, Ashtakavarga of Jupiter.

Venus is benefic in 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10,11 from itself.
From Sun – Venus is benefic in 8,11,12 positions.
From Moon – Venus is benefic in 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,11,12 positions.
From Mars- Venus is benefic in 3,5,6,9,11,12 positions.
From Mercury – Venus is benefic in 3,5,6,9,11 positions.
From Jupiter- Venus is benefic in 5,8,9,10,11 positions.
From Saturn – Venus 3,4,5,8,9,10,11 positions.
From Ascendant- Venus is benefic in 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,11 positions.

Ashtakavarga of Venus.
Fig no-14, Ashtakavarga of Venus.

Saturn is benefic in 3,5,6,11 from itself.
From Sun- Saturn is benefic in 1,2,4,7,8,10,11 positions.
From Moon – Saturn is benefic 3,6,11 positions
From Mars- Saturn us benefic in 3,5,6,10,11,12 positions.
From Mercury – Saturn is benefic in 6,8,9,10,11,12 positions
From Jupiter – Saturn is benefic in 5,6,11,12 positions.
From Venus – Saturn is benefic in 6,11,12.
From Ascendant – Saturn is benefic in 1,3,4,6,10,11 positions.

Fig no-15, Ashtakavarga of Saturn.

Readers can make Ashtakavarga of planets using reference given above.
These charts can be used to judge Transit results of planets. In example Horoscope Sun is gaining 7 benefic points in Capricorn which means Sun Transit in Capricorn will be good for native.

The total individual contribution of benefic points by any planet in any Horoscope will be the same respective figures as given above. The total sum of benefic points of all planets will be 337 in any Horoscope.



All benefic points are added together here.
1.Add all benefic points contained in Aries zodiac in Bhinna Ashtakavarga of Sun,Moon,Mars,Mercury, Jupiter, Venus,Saturn.
In example horoscope, benefic bindus in Aries Zodiacs are 3+4+3+6+3+4+5=28.
Same way for Taurus the aggregate will be 24
For Gemini 26
For Cancer 33
For Leo 20
For Virgo 22
For Libra 31
For Scorpio 30
For Sagittarius 35
For Capricorn 27
For Aquarius 32
For Pisces 29
Put these numbers in horoscope with Aquarius Ascendent. The final outcome will be Samudaya Ashtakavarga for example horoscope.


Fig-16, Samudaya Ashtakavarga for example Horoscope.

Samudaya Ashtakavarga have great importance in judging strength of house,result of dasha,transits and predicting specific events of one’s life.
As per Prasna Marga,following figures are the minimum required in houses. If they exceeds,its good for concerned house.If they fall short its makes house weak.
1st house-25,2nd house-22,3rd house-29,4th house-24,5th house-25,6th house-34,7th house-19,8th house-24,9th house-29,10th house-36,11th house-54 and 12th house-16.

In actual  practice, its rare to come across 54 points in 11th house. While 34 points in 6th can give health troubles on actual grounds.I have some Horoscopes where large no of benefic points in 6th house caused severe health issues.


Fig-17, Horoscope where 39 points in 6th house caused injury.


The native of Horoscope shown  above and have 38 points in 6th house and is bedridden for last one year due to an accident which lead to damage to his spine.

One more Horoscope Fig no.19,where 38 points in 6th house leads to frequent injuries to native,he gets into fights quite often and is a sports person.

Fig no-19, Horoscope with 39 points in 6th house.


Same way 19 benefic points in 7th seems to be wrong, considering Horoscopes on actual practices benefic points between 24 to 28 protects  marriage.Less then 24 and more than 28 can cause marital disharmony to native.

Iam putting few Horoscope here who are going through marital crises in their life.

Fig no-20, Horoscope with 19 points in 7th house.

Native of Horoscope no.20 have exact 19 point which as per commentaries is sufficient. But in reality the native of this Horoscope never had a good marital life and is on verge of divorce.

I would like to put Horoscope(fig no-21)of another native who have 33 points in his 7th house and his story is also same.

Fig no-21, Horoscope with 33 points in 7th house.


As per Prasna Marga and other commentaries minimum benefic points in 10th house is stated as 36 which is a high number and I guess 54 benefic points in 11th house, which is a very high number and a rare one,is stated by them to highlight the fruits of 10th house having high number of Ashtakavarga points.

It’s rare to see 54 points in 11th house even in Horoscope’s of ultra wealthy people.Which means sages here didn’t mean money by high 54 points in 11th house.May be it was their indirect reference for hard work which comes under 10th.More you do the hardwork ( 10th house) more will be the gains (11th house).

Or may be author of Prasna Marga wanted to say that a person should have high benefic  points in 10th house, in order to achieve high status in life which will lead to high gains through 11th  house, so that natives remains satisfied.

More benfic points in 11th can make a person greedy if 10th house benfic points don’t compliment it.In other word there should not be a much difference between 11th and 10th house points and for easy gains 11th house should have more points then 10th but again the difference should not be large.

We will discuss on all techniques of Samudaya Ashtakavarga in separate chapters once I complete all basics first.

Events like marriage, job, progeny, health troubles, death of relatives, direction where you can have more success and many other events can be seen using Samudaya Ashtakavarga.


It’s is called as spread out Ashtakvarga also and requires use of Bhinna Ashtakavarga but In  detailed manner where Kakasha is also shown along with benefic points in zodiacs.
Here the benefic points contributed by each of the planets are isolated so that while predicting the results of Dasha and Transits exact nature if results can be known.
I will explain the utility of Prasthara Ashtakavarga with example Horoscope.

Fig no-22, Prasthara Ashtakavarga of planet Sun for example Horoscope.


Observe the  Prasthara ashtakavarga of planet Sun of example chart.
There are 8 rows starting from planet Sun,Moon,Mars,Mercury, Jupiter,Venus,Saturn and Ascendant in the end.
These are called Kakshas.
There are 12 columns which corresponds to 12 zodiac starting from Aries to Pisces.Here in Prasthara Asthvarga things are shown in detailed manner,where benfic bindus contributed by planets on zodiacs are shown clearly.

Fig no-23, Prasthara Ashtakavarga of planet Mars & Jupiter for example Horoscope

Currently Native of example Horoscope is running  Jupiter – Saturn. Saturn is in Sagittarius and in Ashtakavarga of Jupiter(Fig no.23), Saturn is contributing benefic point to Sagittarius. So far Native have enjoyed good results of Saturn antardasha in Jupiter mahadasha.He got salary hike,got married in July 2015 and his sister is getting married in Jan-2016.

Since Saturn is having 6 benefic dots out of 8 in its zodiac Sagittarius. Native will continue to enjoy good results of it.

Analysis of Dasha results  requires more holistic analysis where you have to give importance of planet in houses,divisional charts,Significations of planet and houses.Ashtakvarga can act as a supplement to verify your results and have some techniques which can not found in other method of Astrology.
Prasthara Ashtakavarga is of great use in judging results of Transit & Dasha’s. Readers are advised to go through Prasthara Ashtakavarga of their own Horoscope for more understanding.
In next article we will discuss on Significations of planets which are required to learn while giving results of Dasha & Transit using Ashtakvarga.

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  1. The real significance of Astakvrg is now in my study. Thanks

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