The question of cycles is one of the most delicate questions regarding Kalachakra.

There are different opinions about what happens if the Dasa sequence reaches the last sign of the corresponding group (Jeeva for Savya, Deha for Apsavya). Confusion is worse for the question what happens if the last Dasa of a Pada or a Savya/Apsavya group is reached.

Most methods agree that a jump from one Pada to the next happens in that case.

Progressive method assumes that the Kalachakra moves from one Pada to the next if the Kalachakra reaches the end of one cycle.

Let Moon be in the 2nd Pada of Mrigasira so that the first Mahadasa is Pisces. The following Mahadasas are Aries and Taurus. Now there is a jump to the third Pada of Mrigasira, i.e. the subsequent Dasas will be Gemini, Leo, etc.

See table for this example. The corresponding Dasas are marked green.

Pada | Rasi - Years of the Rasi | Paramayus | Jeeva | Deha | ||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

1st | Pis 10 |
Aqu 4 |
Cap 4 |
Sag 10 |
Sco 7 |
Lib 16 |
Vir 9 |
Leo 5 |
Can 21 |
86 | Pis | Can |

2nd | Gem 9 |
Tau 16 |
Ari 7 |
Sag 10 |
Cap 4 |
Aqu 4 |
Pis 10 |
Ari 7 |
Tau 16 |
83 | Gem | Tau |

3rd | Gem 9 |
Leo 5 |
Can 21 |
Vir 9 |
Lib 16 |
Sco 7 |
Pis 10 |
Aqu 4 |
Cap 4 |
85 | Gem | Cap |

4th | Sag 10 |
Sco 7 |
Lib 16 |
Vir 9 |
Leo 5 |
Can 21 |
Gem 9 |
Tau 16 |
Ari 7 |
100 | Sag | Ari |

More complicated are chart with the Moon in the last Pada of Nakshatra or a group of of Nakshatras.

The following rules apply

- The chakra will move to the first Pada of the following Nakshatra (but only if this is not the last Nakshatra of the group).
- The Chakra will move to the first Pada of the same group if she is in the last Pada of a group, i.e. there is never a change between Savya and Apsavya.

- The chakra will move from the 4th Pada of Aswini to the first Pada of Bharani.
- The chakra will move from the 4th Pada of Krittika to the first Pada
of Aswini (
**not Rohini**).

This method assumes that there is no change of Pada if the chakra reaches the last Dasa of a Pada. So the chakra will proceed in the same Pada.

This method is similar to Antardasa movement.

Let birth be in the 1st Pada of Mrigasira with Cancer Mahadasa. The subsequent Dasas will be in the first Pada, too. So the sequence will be Pisces (Jeeva), Aquarius, etc.

See table. First Dasas are marked green, second part is marked blue.

Pada | Rasi - Years of the Rasi | Paramayus | Jeeva | Deha | ||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

1st | Pis 10 |
Aqu 4 |
Cap 4 |
Sag 10 |
Sco 7 |
Lib 16 |
Vir 9 |
Leo 5 |
Can 21 |
86 | Pis | Can |

2nd | Gem 9 |
Tau 16 |
Ari 7 |
Sag 10 |
Cap 4 |
Aqu 4 |
Pis 10 |
Ari 7 |
Tau 16 |
83 | Gem | Tau |

3rd | Gem 9 |
Leo 5 |
Can 21 |
Vir 9 |
Lib 16 |
Sco 7 |
Pis 10 |
Aqu 4 |
Cap 4 |
85 | Gem | Cap |

4th | Sag 10 |
Sco 7 |
Lib 16 |
Vir 9 |
Leo 5 |
Can 21 |
Gem 9 |
Tau 16 |
Ari 7 |
100 | Sag | Ari |

This method is nearly the same as the first method. But the difference
is that at the end of the last Pada of a Nakshatra the chakra will
proceed with the first Dasa of the **same Nakshatra**.

Let birth take place in the 4th Pada of Bharani. Let Sagittarius be the first Mahadasa. So the chakra will proceed to the first Pada of Bharani, i.e. the next Dasa will be Scorpio.

See table. The Dasas are marked green.

Pada | Rasi - Years of the Rasi | Paramayus | Deha | Jeeva | ||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

1st | Sco 7 |
Lib 16 |
Vir 9 |
Can 21 |
Leo 5 |
Gem 9 |
Tau 16 |
Ari 7 |
Pis 10 |
100 | Sco | Pis |

2nd | Aqu 4 |
Cap 4 |
Sag 10 |
Ari 7 |
Tau 16 |
Gem 9 |
Can 21 |
Leo 5 |
Vir 9 |
85 | Aqu | Vir |

3rd | Lib 16 |
Sco 7 |
Sag 10 |
Cap 4 |
Aqu 4 |
Pis 10 |
Sco 7 |
Lib 16 |
Vir 9 |
83 | Lib | Vir |

4th | Can 21 |
Leo 5 |
Gem 9 |
Tau 16 |
Ari 7 |
Pis 10 |
Aqu 4 |
Cap 4 |
Sag 10 |
86 | Can | Sag |

This method is sometimes applied in South India. Basic idea is that the cycle begins always in the first Dasa of a Pada. So there is no movement from one Pada to the next.