We know that the Birth chart or the Kundli actually the SKY represented on PAPER.
So lets see how the Sun travels in NORTHERN – UTTARAYANA and SOUTHERN – DAKSHINAYANA in the Birth Chart:
The Numbers shown here are NOT the House Numbers BUT RASHI – So When the Ascendant is ARIES this is how the UTTARAYANA and the DAKSHINAYANA is represented on the Birth Chart.
- Sun is actually in Cancer Sign when it is at Tropic of Cancer (Summer Solstice)
- When Sun enters Capricorn (10) Uttarayana or Northward Movement of Sun starts.(Tropic of Capricorn)
- Transit of Sun from CANCER (4) to SAGITTARIUS (9) Represents Dakshinayana or the Southward Movement of Sun or the Winter/ Fall/ Autumn Season.
- Transit of Sun from CAPRICORN (10) to GEMINI (9) Represents Uttarayana or the Northward Movement of Sun or the Summer and Spring Season.
- Say you were born when Sun was in Leo..What Can you interpret ASTRONOMICALLY ?
- Ok, So You were born when the Sun was in Daskinayana moving from Tropic of Cancer to Equinox.
- Being Leo Sign – the month would be around August
- All Malefic planets like Mars, Saturn are active during Dakshinayana and Benefic planets are active during Uttarayana. (there is more – but at present lets limit here)
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Now lets combine – EQUINOX and SOLSTICE.
Have a look at the Diagram:
What to see in Diagram ?
- Equinox is Sun at Equator. (Happens at March 20-21 and September 22-23)
- If Sun moves Northwards – Sun at Equinox is referred to as VERNAL EQUINOX. Happens at March 20-21.
- When Sun moves from Vernal Equinox to Tropic of Cancer – It is referred to as Northern Movement – UTTAR-AYANA. (The movement from Tropic of Capricorn to Equinox is also referred to as Uttarayana)
- At Tropic of Cancer – It is the longest day – Sun is in the Cancer – happens at June 20-22.
- If Sun moves Southwards from equator – Sun at Equinox is referred to as AUTUMNAL EQUINOX. Happens at September 22-23.
- When Sun moves from Autumnal Equinox to Tropic of Capricorn – It is referred to as Southward Movement – DAKSHIN-AYANA. (The movement from Tropic of Cancer to Equinox is also referred to as Dakshinayana)
- At Tropic of Capricorn – It is the longest Night – Sun is in the Capricorn – happens at December 20-23.
- In short any Northern movement of Sun (From Tropic of Capricorn to Equinox to Tropic of Cancer) is referred to as UTTARAYANA and Southward movement of Sun (From Tropic of Cancer to Equinox to Tropic of Capricorn) is referred to as DAKSHINAYANA.
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A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year (in June and December) as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. (Source: WIKIPEDIA)
Let’s modify that for simpler understanding and restate it as:
A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year (in June and December) as the Sun reaches its highest (Tropic of Cancer) or lowest (Tropic of Capricorn) excursion relative to the Earth’s equator.
In short, When the Day is longest (not longer) OR the Night is LONGEST (Not longer) is referred to as SOLSTICE.
So what does Summer Solstice Mean ?
- Day is Longest.
- Sun is exactly at the overhead or at the level of TROPIC OF CANCER.
- It occurs approximately on JUNE 20-22.
- SUN is in Constellation of CANCER and hence the name TROPIC OF CANCER.
So what does Winter Solstice Mean ?
- Night is Longest.
- Sun is exactly at the overhead or at the level of TROPIC OF CAPRICORN.
- It occurs approximately on DECEMBER 20-23.
- SUN is in Constellation of CAPRICORN (MAKAR) and hence the name TROPIC OF CAPRICORN.
In case after reading all this – if you have forgotten about Equinox. Take a look at Diagram Below. Its of the EQUINOX.
In the next Blog we will club up both – EQUINOX and SOLSTICE and derive the months and seasons of the year.
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The 2 types of Equinox we know are: (Read more…)
- Vernal Equinox
- Autumnal Equinox.
An Equinox in simplest terms is When the Sun is exactly at the level of equator and so the duration of the Day and Night Becomes equal.
- VERNAL EQUINOX:
- It occurs approximately on MARCH 20 or 21 every year.
- It marks the beginning of Spring / Summer.
- It means the Sun from Here moves to Northern Hemisphere towards Tropic of Cancer
- In Sanskrit UTTAR means NORTH and AYANA means MOVEMENT. Hence Northward Movement is Referred to as: UTTARAYANA
- At Vernal Equinox Day and Night are of Equal Duration.
2. AUTUMNAL EQUINOX:
- It occurs approximately on SEPTEMBER 22-23 every year.
- It marks the beginning of Fall/ Autumn/ Winter.
- It means the Sun from Here moves to Southern Hemisphere towards Tropic of Capricorn
- In Sanskrit Dakshin means SOUTH and AYANA means MOVEMENT. Hence Southward Movement is Referred to as: DASKHINAYANA
- At Autumnal Equinox Day and Night are of Equal Duration.
NOTE THAT SUN IN EACH OF THE TYPE OF EQUINOX IS STILL AT EQUATOR.
IF FROM EQUATOR IF IT HAPPENS TO MOVE NORTHWARDS – THE POSITION OF SUN AT EQUATOR IS REFERRED TO AS VERNAL EQUINOX. (occurs in March)
IF FROM EQUATOR IF IT HAPPENS TO MOVE SOUTHWARDS – THE POSITION OF SUN AT EQUATOR IS REFERRED TO AS AUTUMNAL EQUINOX. (occurs in September)
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An equinox is an astronomical event in which the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun. (Source: WIKIPEDIA).
In short, Equi means EQUAL and NOX means Night. On an average day – the day and nights are not equal. Remember ? In Summer, Days are longer and in Winters, Days are shorter.
Equinox is a day when DAY AND NIGHT are or more or less equal in duration. It HAPPENS when Sun is exactly at the level of Equator.
Remember a SOLAR DAY is referred to as time period from ONE SUNRISE to the Next. 6 am today to 6 am tomorrow (an example – actual time of Sun rise may vary).
Equinox (Equal duration of DAY and NIGHT) occurs twice a year:
- Vernal Equinox (At the start of Spring/ Summer) – March
- Autumnal Equinox (At the start of Autumn/ Winter/ Fall) – September
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