# Divisional Chart | An Introduction to Divisional Charts Vedic Astrology – Part 2

**Rudramsa Chart (D-11)**

Each rasi is divided into 11 equal parts of 2° 43′ 38” each. Count rasis from Ar to the rasi being divided, in the zodiacal order. Count the same number of rasis antizodiacally 11 from Ar. Bodies in the 11 parts of the rasi go into the 11 rasis starting from the rasi found thus.

This chart is also known as Ekadasamsa.

Example 18: Let us say Mercury is at 11° in Ge and Jupiter is at 19° in Sc. We see that 11° is in the 5th part of the rasi and 19° is in the 7th part of the rasi. In the case of Ge, it is the 3rd rasi from Ar. The 3rd rasi from Ar in the reverse order is Aq. So counting starts from the Aq. The 5th from Aq is Ge. So the 5th part in Ge goes into Ge in D-11. In the case of Sc, it is the 8th rasi from Ar. Counting the 8th rasi from Ar in the reverse order, we get Vi. So counting starts from Vi. The 7th from Vi is Pi. So the 7th part of Sc goes into Pi in D-11. So Mercury is in Ge and Jupiter is in Pi in D-11 for this example.

**Dwadasamsa Chart (D-12)**

Each rasi is divided into 12 equal parts of 2° 30′ each. Bodies in the 12 parts of a rasi go into the 12 rasis starting from the rasi itself. Example 19: Let us say Mercury is at 11° in Ge and Jupiter is at 19° in Sc. We see that 11° is in the 5th part of the rasi and 19° is in the 8th part of the rasi. The 5th from

Ge is Li. So the 5th part in Ge goes into Li in D-12. The 8th from Sc is Ge. So the 8th part of Sc goes into Ge in D-12. So Mercury is in Li and Jupiter is in Ge in D-12 for this example.

**Shodasamsa Chart (D-16)**

Each rasi is divided into 16 equal parts of 1° 52′ 30” each. Bodies in the 16 parts of a rasi go into the 16 rasis starting from Ar, Le and Sg, based on whether the rasi is movable, fixed or dual. When counting rasis from a given rasi, we go zodiacally. After going over the 12 rasis from a rasi, we get the same rasi as the 13th rasi. So the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th rasis from a rasi are simply the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th rasis. This chart is also known as Kalamsa.

Example 20: Let us say Mercury is at 11° in Ge and Jupiter is at 19° in Sc. We see that 11° is in the 6th part of the rasi and 19° is in the 11th part of the rasi. Ge is a dual rasi and we start counting from Sg. The 6th from Sg is Ta. So the 6th part in Ge goes into Ta in D-16. On the other hand, Sc is a fixed sign and we start counting from Le. The 11th from Le is Ge. So the 11th part of Sc goes into Ge in D-16. So Mercury is in

Ta and Jupiter is in Ge in D-16 for this example.

**Vimsamsa Chart (D-20)**

Each rasi is divided into 20 equal parts of 1° 30′ each. Bodies in the 20 parts of a rasi go into the 20 rasis starting from Ar, Sg and Le, based on whether the rasi is movable, fixed or dual.

Example 21: Let us say Mercury is at 11° in Ge and Jupiter is at 19° in Sc. We see that 11° is in the 8th part of the rasi and 19° is in the 13th part of the rasi. Because Ge is a dual rasi, we start counting from Le. The 8th from Le is Pi. So the 8th part in Ge goes into Pi in D-20. On the other hand, Sc is a fixed sign and the counting starts from Sg. The 13th from Sg is Sg itself (13th = 1st, after removing 12). So the 13th part of Sc goes into Sg in D-20. So Mercury is in Pi and Jupiter is in Sg in D-20 for this example.

**Chaturvimsamsa Chart (D-24)**

Each rasi is divided into 24 equal parts of 1° 15′ each. Bodies in the 24 parts of a rasi go into the 24 rasis starting from Le or Cn, based on whether the rasi is odd or even. This chart is also called Siddhamsa.

Example 22: Let us say Mercury is at 11° in Ge and Jupiter is at 19° in Sc. We see that 11° is in the 9th part of the rasi and 19° is in the 16th part of the rasi. Ge is an odd rasi and counting starts from Le. The 9th from Le is Ar. So the 9th part in Ge goes into Ar in D-24. On the other hand, Sc is an even rasi and counting starts from Cn. The 16th from Cn is Li (16th = 4th, after removing 12). So the 16th part of Sc goes into Li in D-24. So Mercury is in Ar and Jupiter is in Li in D-24 for this example.

**Nakshatramsa Chart (D-27)**

Each rasi is divided into 27 equal parts of 1° 6′ 40” each. Bodies in the 27 parts of a rasi go into the 12 rasis starting from Ar, Cn, Li and Cp based on whether the rasi is a fiery, earthy, airy or watery rasi. This chart is also called Saptavimsamsa or Bhamsa.

Example 23: Let us say Mercury is at 11° in Ge and Jupiter is at 19° in Sc. We see that 11° is in the 10th part of the rasi and 19° is in the 18th part of the rasi. Because Ge is an airy rasi, counting starts from Li. The 10th from Li is Le. So the 10th part in Ge goes into Le in D-27. On the other hand, Sc is a watery sign and counting starts from Cp. The 18th from Cp is Ge (18th = 6th, after removing 12). So the 18th part of Sc goes into Ge in D-27. So Mercury is in Le and Jupiter is in Ge in D-27 for this example.

**Trimsamsa Chart (D-30)**

D-30 positions of planets are computed based on the following rules:

Odd Rasis:

• Bodies in 0°-5° in odd rasis are placed in Ar in D-30.

• Bodies in 5°-10° in odd rasis are placed in Aq in D-30.

• Bodies in 10°-18° in odd rasis are placed in Sg in D-30.

• Bodies in 18°-25° in odd rasis are placed in Ge in D-30.

• Bodies in 25°-30° in odd rasis are placed in Li in D-30.

Even Rasis:

• Bodies in 0°-5° in even rasis are placed in Ta in D-30.

• Bodies in 5°-12° in even rasis are placed in Vi in D-30.

• Bodies in 12°-20° in even rasis are placed in Pi in D-30.

• Bodies in 20°-25° in even rasis are placed in Cp in D-30.

• Bodies in 25°-30° in even rasis are placed in Sc in D-30.

**Khavedamsa Chart (D-40)**

Each rasi is divided into 40 equal parts of 45′ each. Bodies in the 40 parts of a rasi go into the 40 rasis starting from Ar or Li, based on whether the rasi is odd or even. This chart is also called Chatvarimsamsa.

Example 24: Let us say Mercury is at 11° in Ge and Jupiter is at 19° in Sc. We see that 11° is in the 15th part of the rasi and 19° is in the 26th part of the rasi. Because Ge is an odd rasi, counting starts from Ar. The 15th from Ar is Ge (15th = 3rd, after removing 12). So the 15th part in Ge goes into Ge in D-40. On the other hand, Sc is an even rasi and counting starts from Li. The 26th from Li is Sc (26th = 2nd, after removing multiples of 12). So the 26th part of Sc goes into Sc in D-40. So Mercury is in Ge and Jupiter is in Sc in D-40 for this example.

**Akshavedamsa Chart (D-45)**

Each rasi is divided into 45 equal parts of 40′ each. Bodies in the 45 parts of a rasi go into the 45 rasis starting from Ar, Le or Sg, based on whether the rasi is a movable, fixed or dual rasi. This chart is also called Pancha-chatvarimsamsa.

Example 25: Let us say Mercury is at 11° in Ge and Jupiter is at 19° in Sc. We see that 11° is in the 17th part of the rasi and 19° is in the 29th part of the rasi. Because Ge is a dual rasi, we start counting from Sg. The 17th from Sg is Ar (17th = 5th, after removing 12). So the 17th part in Ge goes into Ar in D-45. On the other hand, Sc is a fixed rasi and counting starts from Le. The 29th from Le is Sg. So the 29th part of Sc goes into Sg in D-45. So Mercury is in Ar and Jupiter is in Sg in D-45 for this example.

**Shashtyamsa Chart (D-60)**

Each rasi is divided into 60 equal parts of 30′ each. Bodies in the 60 parts of a rasi go into the 60 rasis starting the rasi itself. To see the part occupied by a body, we can take its longitude from the beginning of the occupied rasi, multiply it by 2, take degrees and ignore minutes, add 1 to it.

Example 26: Let us say Jupiter is at 222° 58′ , i.e. 12° 58′ in Scorpio. Multiplying 12° 58′ by 2, we get 25° 56′. Taking degrees and ignoring minutes, we get 25. Adding 1, we get 26. So 12° 58′ is in the 26th part of rasi (where each part is 1/60th of rasi, i.e. 30′). So we have to count the 26th rasi from Sc. Removing multiples of 12 from 26, we get 2. The 2nd rasi from Sc is Sg. So Jupiter is in Sg in D-60 in this example.

By P.V.R. Narasimha Rao

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