Zodiac Signs Described
1-2. IMPORTANCE OF HORA:
The word Hora is derived from Ahoratra after dropping the first and last syllables. Thus Hora (ascendant) remains in between Ahoratra (i.e. day and night) and after knowing Hora, the good and bad effects of a native be known. Sri Vishnu, the Invisible, is Time personified. His limbs are the 12 Rasis commencing from Aries.
3. NAMES OF SIGNS:
The 12 signs of the zodiac in order are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.
4-4 1/2. LIMBS OF KALAPURUSHA:
The time personified has his limbs as under with reference to the 12 signs respectively: Head, face, arms, heart, stomach, hip, space below navel, privities, thighs, knees, ankles, and feet.
Movable, Fixed, and Dual are the names given to the 12 signs in order. These are again known as malefic and benefic, successively. Similarly these are male and female. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are bilious. Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are windy. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are mixed while the rest are phlegmatic.
THE 12 RASHIS - SIGNS:
6-7. ARIES DESCRIBED
The sign Aries is blood-red in complexion. It has a prominent (big) physique. It is a quadruped sign and strong during night. It denotes courage. It resides in the east and is related to kings. It wanders in hills and predominates in Rajoguna (the cause of great activity in living beings). It rises with its back (a Prishtodaya sign) and is fiery. Its ruler is Mars.
8. TAURUS DESCRIBED:
Its complexion is white, and is lorded by Venus. It is long and is a quadruped sign. It has strength in night and resides in the south. It represents villages and businessmen. An earth sign, Taurus rises with its back.
9-9 1/2. GEMINI DESCRIBED:
The sign Gemini rises with its head and represents a male and a female holding a mace and lute. It lives in the west and is an airy sign. It is a biped sign as well as and is strong in nights. It lives in villages and is windy in temperment. It has an even body with greengrass hue. Its ruler is Mercury.
10-11. CANCER DESCRIBED:
The sign Cancer is pale red. It resorts to forests and represents Brahmins. It is strong in nights. It has many feet (i.e. it is a centipede sign) and has a bulky body. It is Satwic in disposition (seen in gods) and is a watery sign. It rises with its back and is ruled by the Moon.
12. LEO DESCRIBED:
Leo is ruled by the Sun and is Satwic. It is a quadruped sign and a royal sign. It resorts to forests and rises with its head. It has a large, white body. It resides in the east and is day-strong.
13-14. VIRGO DESCRIBED:
This sign is a hill-resorter, and is strong in daytime. It rises with its head and has a medium build. It is a biped sign and resides in the south. It has grains and fire in its hands. It belongs to business community and is variegated. It relates to hurricanes. It is a Virgin and is Tamasa (a disposition of demons). Its ruler is Mercury.
15-15 1/2. LIBRA AND SCORPIO DESCRIBED:
Libra is a Seershodaya sign rising with its head and is strong in day time. It is black in complexion and is predominant with Rajoguna. It relates to the western direction and resorts to land. It is destructive or mischievous. It represents Sudras or the 4th Varn and has a medium build and is a biped sign. Its lord is Venus. Scorpio has a slender physique and is a centipede sign. It denotes Brahmins and resides in holes. Its direction is north and is strong in day time. It is reddish-brown and resorts to water and land. It has a hairy physique and is very sharp (or passionate). Mars is its ruler.
17-18 1/2. SAGGITARIUS DESCRIBED:
The sign Sagittarius rises with its head and is lorded by Jupiter. It is a Satwic sign and is tawny in hue. It has strength in night and is fiery. A royal sign, Sagittarius is biped in first half. Its second half is quadruped. It has an even build and adores an arch. It resides in the east, resorts to land and is splendorous.
19-20. CAPRICORN DESCRIBED:
Capricorn is lorded by Saturn and has predominance of Tamoguna (a disposition seen in demons). It is an earthy sign and represents the southern direction. It is strong in nights, and rises with back. It has a large body. Its complexion is variegated and it resorts to both forests and lands. Its first half is quadruped and second half footless moving in water.
21-21 1/2. AQUARIOUS DESCRIBED:
The sign Aquarius represents a man holding a pot. Its complexion is deep brown. It has a medium build and a biped sign. It is very strong in day time. It resorts to deep water and is airy. It rises with its head and is Tamasic. It rules Sudras, the 4th Varna and the west. Its lord is Saturn, the Sun's offspring.
22-24. PISCES DESCRIBED:
Pisces resembles a pair of fish, one tailed with the head of the other. This sign is night-strong. It is a watery sign and is predominant with Satwa guna. It denotes resoluteness and is a water-resorter. It is footless and has a medium build. It rules the north and rises with both head and back. It is ruled by Jupiter.
This is how the 12 Rasis each of 30 degree extent are described to evaluate gross and specific events.