Dasa

Length

1, X, XIX

Kethu (South Node)

Seven years

II, XI, XX

Venus

Twenty years

III, XII, XXI

Sun

Six years

IV, XIII, XXII

Moon

Ten years

V, XIV, XXIII

Mars

Seven years

VI, XV, XXIV

Rahu (North Node)

Eighteen years

VII, XVI, XXV

Jupiter

Sixteen years

VIII, XVII, XXVI

Saturn

Nineteen years

IX, XVIII, XXVII

Mercury

Seventeen years

The position of the Moon at the moment of birth determines which planet rules at that instant, and the planets which follow influence the native at the corresponding ages, according to the table above2.

Let us use, for example, a birth on July 9, 1900. Our western ephemerides place the Moon at 248° 46\ from which the precession must be deducted to locate it in the Hindu Lunar Zodiac, where it falls at about 226° 13'i.e., in the seventh nakshatra ruled by Saturn. Since the total area of this nakshatra, from 3° 20' to 16° 40' Scorpio, is equivalent to nineteen years, the native will be influenced by that planet for about seven months and twenty-five days only, which corre-

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