Predicting with Trimshamsha Chart ( D30)

The classics –  Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, Jatak Parijat, Saravali, Jatak Bharnam, Kala Prakasheka and Hora Sara have made a mention about Trimshamsha chart.   It is the 30th division of a horoscope and tells us about the sudden happenings and mishaps in a person’s life. This chart is seen for miseries, happiness, aristha and general inauspiciousness.

Can D-30 work as the main chart and give accurate results? Can it be used for confirming all life events? For my research, I looked at the horoscopes of 15 successful talented women artists to see if  D-30 also confirms their talent. Can the key events in a person’s life can also be seen from D-30 as a confirmation and clinching factor.

Lata Mangeshkar is the most renowned female  play back singer in India. Her career started in 1942 and has spanned over 70 years. She has been awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor. A famous story is that she made Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru cry when she sang the song – Ae maree watan ke logo.

JAVED AKHTAR the film writer and lyricist has said – The Earth has only one sun, one moon and one Lata. USTAD BADE GHULAM ALI KHAN, the famous classical singer has called her a miracle of Allah.

Let us look at the promise of talent in her horoscope.

The lagna rising is Taurus a benefic sign. Jupiter is placed in Lagna and is digbali. Jupiter is a natural benefic and imparts dignity in lagna. Lagna lord Venus is powerfully placed in 4th house. Venus is the significator for artistic talent. It is digbali and is aspecting the 10th house.

Moon in the 3rd house is good for musical abilities. Here Moon is placed in his own house. Making the 3rd house very strong. The 2nd house denotes voice, its lord Mercury is exalted in the house of kalatva the fifth house. Mercury is also Vargottam and is close to the lagna degree capable of delivering its promise. Mars the 7th lord is also Vargottam giving her a good public image. Mars in the Navamsha of Venus aspected by Saturn gives love for classical distinction in life.

From Moon as lagna, the 3rd lord is Mercury again exalted, in own house conjunct with Sun the 2nd lord of speech. 10th house is strong as 10th lord is aspecting 10th house from both Lagna and from Moon. Adhi yoga is formed as the 6th, 7th and 8th houses from the 10th house have benefics. As per classics this gives the person high status and stable wealth.

Let us look at D-30

Lagna rising is Scorpio and Lagna lord Mars is aspecting the lagna making it strong. Mercury, the 2nd lord of D-1 is placed in lagna making lagna under benefic influence.  Second house has Venus giving her wealth. Third house also has a benefic influence as Jupiter is placed in the third house. 3rd Lord Saturn is also aspecting 3rd house making it strong. 10th lord Sun is connected to Moon a benefic also the 9th lord and is aspecting the 11th house of gains and recognition.

Dasha Pattern for Lata

She was born in the Maha dasha of Mercury. The 2nd lord. She learned music at home from an early age. In 1942, when Mangeshkar was 13, her father died leaving her to work at an early age to support the family. Her life of struggles had started. The dasha running was Mercury – Jupiter.

The 9th lord Saturn has gone to 8th house and 9th house is aspected by Mars. Karak Sun is aspected by Saturn from the 8th house.  In D-1, MD lord Mercury is under the malefic influence of Sun and Saturn. In D-30, Mercury is the 8th lord aspected by malefic Mars.

Jupiter the AD lord is the 8th lord in D1 aspecting the 9th house. In D-30, Jupiter is again aspecting the 9th house.  This is the balance that planets give. They gave her the musical ability but also gave her an early life full of struggles.  

From Jamini, Mercury is also the AK and Jupiter the Amk. The dasha of Amk made her work. The next dasha was Mercury- Saturn. Saturn is the 10th lord so her career started during this period. Saturn is in 6th house of service in D-30. The next Maha Dasha of Ketu was also full of struggles. Ketu is placed in 6th house in D-1 and 8th house in D-30.

After Ketu MD she got 3 consecutive good dashas. The dasha of Lagna Lord, 10th lord and exalted planet is considered good. She got the dasha of Venus the Lagna Lord for 20 years. In D-1 Venus it’s Digbali in 4th house and is aspecting the 10th house. In D-30 it’s placed in the 2nd house of wealth.

After Venus came the dasha of Sun who forming a Raj Yog and is placed in 5th house as the 4th lord. It is also conjunct with Mercury the 5th lord and is aspected by Yog karak Saturn the 10th lord. It is the 10th lord of D-30 connected to 9th lord Moon.

 Then came the MD of Moon  who is 3rd Lord of D-1 placed in own house and the 9th lord of D-30 making a connection with 10th and 11th houses. All the three maha dasha  lords are placed in houses of Jupiter in D-30. They gave her a good period of 36 years in which she consolidated her position. By the time her Moon dasha ended, her position was unparalleled.

We found that not only the period of distress but the period of growth and rise can also be seen from trimshamsha.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

The other horoscope we have taken is of Zsa Zsa Gabor.  She is a Hungarian born American socialite and actress who acted in supporting roles in movies, on Broadway, and on television. Zsa Zsa was one of the first celebrities to be famous solely for being famous. She was witty, sensual, and larger-than-life. She has been credited with many quotable quotes. 

A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.

She also had the dubious distinction of getting married 9 times. When asked what did her 9 marriages taught her. She replied that marriages have taught me housekeeping.  Every time I leave a man I keep his house.

She too has been very talented but used her considerable talent and energies elsewhere. In many ways she has been the very antithesis of Lata Mangeshkar. Let’s look at her horoscope


The Lagna rising is Virgo a benefic sign and Lagna is aspected by retrograde Saturn.  Lagna Lord Mercury is placed in 4th house a benefic house of Sagittarius and aspecting 10th house. However, it’s in Rahu- Ketu axis. We can see that the Lagna is predominantly under malefic influence. Jupiter the karak for wisdom is placed in 8th house and is aspected by Mars and Saturn. This is also repeated in D-30.

 Venus the second lord of speech, and Mars the third lord of extra-curricular activities have made a connection with the 5th house of kalatava.  Moon is also placed in own house in 11th house. But both the planets are in the malefic axis of Mars and Saturn. There are 5 planets in 5-11 axis.

Jupiter the 4th and 7th lord is placed in the 8th house aspected by Mars. She inherited many houses from her husbands.

In her horoscope, Mercury, Rahu/ Ketu and Saturn are Vargottam.

Let’s look at D-30.

Lagan rising is Taurus. A retrograde Saturn is placed in lagna. And Mars is aspecting from the 7th house.  LL Venus is debilitated in the 5th house. One can see a strong malefic influence also in D-30.

She was born in the Maha dasha of Mercury. She began her stage career in Vienna and was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936.  She immigrated to the United States in 1941. The 4th lord is in 8th house aspected by Saturn and Mars and the  4th house is in R/K axis. This had to take her away from place of birth.

 In D-30. 4th house is aspected by 8th lord Jupiter. The 4th lord Sun is conjunct with 3rd lord in the 9th house showing migration abroad for a long time and with her siblings.  When she emigrated, the dasha running was Venus – Mars. Venus is conjunct with 8th lord Mars and 12th lord Sun. Mars the AD lord is the 8th lord. In D-30 Mars is the 12th lord clearly indicating moving away from home.

She became a famous and sought-after actress with a personality that was charming and graceful. Her first marriage was in 1937 at the start of Venus dasha and she married thrice during the Venus MD. The next 46 years , all the MD’s which came Venus, Sun, Moon, Mars, were in 5-11 axis. She married 6 more times during this period and all her husband were celebrities.

In D-30 MD lord Venus is the LL and debilitated in 5th house. The coming dashas of Sun, Moon, Mars, were in the houses of Saturn and Mars. This made her act in a scandalous manner.

We similarly looked at the horoscope of 15 other talented women and found that lagna, third house and tenth house make a connection with benefic planets.

In case of artists, connection of Venus and Moon was found with the 3rd House. Venus being representative of all forms of art, dance, song, drama, literature, poetry, dramatics etc. They also got the dashas of well-placed planets at the prime of their life which provided excellent opportunities to them to shine.