Cycles of the Chakra

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.

First View: Progressive Method

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

Example

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.

Progression for birth in 2nd Mrigasira Pada
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

Example

Second View: Cyclic Method

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.

Example

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.

Dasa Sequence for Mrigasira 1st Pada (Cyclic Method)
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

Third View: Progressive Method in same Nakshatra

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.

Example

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.

Progression for birth in 4th Bharani Pada
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

Fourth View: Portion Zero Method

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.