Agni Mantra

Agni Mantra

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Sapta Rasa - The Seven Liquids

|| Om Gurave Namah ||

Sage Parashara gives the names of Seven liquids when describing the Saptamsa chart.

सप्तांशपास्त्वोजगृहे गणनीया निजेशतः।

युग्मराशौ तु विज्ञेयाः सप्तमर्क्षादिनायकात्‌॥ १०॥

saptāṁśapāstvojagṛhe gaṇanīyā nijeśataḥ |

yugmarāśau tu vijñeyāḥ saptamarkṣādināyakāt || 10||

क्षारक्षीरौ च दध्याज्यौ तथेक्षुरससम्भवः।

मद्यशुद्धजलावोजे समे शुद्धजलादिकाः॥ ११॥

kṣārakṣīrau ca dadhyājyau tathekṣurasasambhavaḥ |

madyaśuddhajalāvoje same śuddhajalādikāḥ || 11||

Rasa NameTranslationPlanet SuggestedReasonsOdd Signs OrderEven Signs Order
kṣāraक्षारAlkaline WaterSaturnA river in Hell17
kṣīraक्षीरThick MilkMoonLakshmi born of milk ocean26
dadhiदधिCurdsMarsdadhimukah-Name of vaanara(ape) bro-in-law of sugriva35
ijyaइज्यGheeJupiterGiven in Sacrifice44
ikṣurasaइक्षुरसmolassesMercuryJuice of Sugarcane53
madhyaमद्यmadyaVenusIntoxicating drink62
śuddhajalaशुद्धजलPure WaterSun71

Please note the obove assignment of the planets is NOT the saptmsha lord, which changes with each Sign.

The Seven Liquids

Jala or Liquids are the main element by which creation happens. In Humans, The Swadhishtana chakra, rules the Jala element. The Saptamsa lagna lord indicates the creative energy present in each individuals.

This sexuality is represented by 28 Nakshatras. Each nakshatra is assigned a male and female of 14 Animals, The following table attempts to bring about a similie between the 14 Animals assigned to each Nakshatra and creative elements present in us.

MaleFemaleAnimalEnemyGraha
Equivalent
Ashwini Satabhisha HorseXSun
BharaniRevatiElephantXMoon
PushyaKrittikaSheepXSaturn
RohiniMrigashiraSerpentXVenus
MoolaAridraDogXMercury
AshleshaPunarvasuCatXMars
VishakaChitraTigerXMoon
U. PhalguniU. BhadraCowXJupiter
MaghaP. PhalguniRatXSaturn
JyeshtaAnuradhaHareXRahu
U. AshadaAbhijitMangooseXSun
P. AshadaSravanaMonkeyXMars
P. BhadraDhanishtaLionXJupiter
SwatiHastaOxXVenus

-Sanjay

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