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Vedic Astrology – Dig Bala (Directional Strength) Examined – Part 1

Dig Bala (Directional Strength)

In the Vedic astrology texts there is a system called "Shad Bala" (translated as "sixfold strength"). This is a system of evaluating planets and their impact based on different Universal factors – many Astronomical in nature. One of the most important components of Shad Bala (and easiest to use), is called Dig Bala – Directional Strength.

The general concept of Dig Bala is that planets will do better supporting certain angles in the chart than others. When a planet is closest to its best Dig Bala position it not only supports the angle, but Its goal is supported as well.

Dig Bala is a Universal Principle, as every astrology chart will have four angles that relate to the different directions. As with all "Universal Astrology" principles, the rule itself is important only in that we investigate and understand the reason why. When we just repeat a rule like "Mercury has Dig Bala in the first house, so it is good", we are adding nothing to the reading except a general black and white assertion. One of the big problems with just remembering rules without understanding the "why", is that we wind up unable to untangle the contradictions of numerous placements.

For example: we might have a planet that has good Dig Bala, but it is debilitated or retrograde or getting very difficult aspects or ruling difficult homes, etc. In fact, you can count on these complexities. For this reason it is important to understand exactly what Dig Bala strength shows about the planet, the house / angle in a very specific and detailed way.

In this class we will examine why each planet has Dig Bala in the position it does and also compare / contrast that Directional position with the other Directional positions, especially its opposite placement – where it's Dig Bala is lowest.

Directions Please, …

Every astrology chart we are going to erect will have four directions as shown by houses 1, 4, 7 and 10. Let's examine these positions in general.

The first house / ascendant is the East. It shows the energy coming into birth at that time based on the exact position of the turning Earth relative to the sky in the local place where the chart is being drawn. The first house shows the body / personality / style and overall experience in an individuals chart or those same qualities (minus the physical body) in an electional chart.

The fourth house / nadir is the North. It shows what is the deepest and most hidden. If your draw a chart for where you're sitting right now, the nadir would be directly below you. The fourth house shows the feelings and inner emotional life of an individual or an event.

The seventh house / descendent is the West. It shows that which is farthest away from the person or event (that is born in the first house). It is commonly known as the "relationship house". The seventh house shows that which is completely opposite the person or event. There is a strong magnetic pull toward our opposite. The seventh house shows this and acts as a mirror to the first house.

The 10th house / midheaven is the South. It shows what is directly overhead and shows what has the highest capacity to impact us or the impact we can have. The 10th house shows the quality of action and impact that a person or event can have on the world and / or that the world can have on the person or the event.

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