Essentials of a Hora chart in Vedic AstrologyTechnically speaking, a Hora chart is also one of the divisional or varga charts of an individual. It is another chart that is created out of your Birth chart to study whether the planetary energies support you for creating and enjoying wealth in your life. There are other varga charts for other topics. The word Hora stands for Hour or the Planetary Hour and it plays a very important role in Vedic Astrology. It is also commonly referred by astrologers as the D2 chart.
Determining the Sun and the Moon HorasLet us get down to the basics. Hora chart of an individual is ruled by the Sun or the Moon, that in figurative terms represent your Father and Mother. You were born to Earth from them remember! Each sign in the Zodiac occupies a space of 30 degrees. Now, imagine that this space of 30 degrees is shared between your Father and Mother. So, 15 degrees of a sign is Sun Hora the other 15 degrees of a sign is Moon Hora. Sun, Mars and Jupiter are stronger in Hora of the Sun whereas Moon, Venus and Saturn are stronger in Hora of the Moon. Strength or weakness of a planet in the D2 chart depends on the Hora it was placed at the time of your birth.
How about trying to create a Hora chart of Bill Gates?As Hora chart tells about wealth, let us try to create the Hora chart of Bill Gates, a very wealthy man. This can be done by studying the planets in his Birth chart. He was born on 28th October, 1955, at 22:00 (10.00PM Pacific time) Seattle in Washington State, in USA and his Moon sign is Pisces.
Bill Gates Birth-chart:
- His Ketu is placed in the second half of feminine sign Taurus, so we assign it to the Hora of the Sun.
- His Jupiter is in the first half of masculine sign Leo, so we assign it to the Hora of Sun.
- His Mars and Mercury are in the second half of feminine sign Virgo, so both are in the Hora of the Sun.
- The Sun is in the first half of masculine sign Libra, so it is in the Hora of the Sun.
- His Venus and Saturn are in the Hora of the Moon.
- His Rahu in the second half of Scorpio is in the Hora of the Sun and the Moon in the first half of Pisces is in the Hora of the Moon.