The write-up explains the importance and usage of Amsa Rulers or Deities & Gods of Divisional Charts.  Further, it elaborates on how Shastiamsa D60 chart deities govern the Karmas of a native. To illustrate the concept, an example chart of Mahatma Gandhi is presented for the readers.

Amsha/Amsa rulers or the Deities of the Shastiamsa D60 chart govern the primary motivation of Grahas and hence that of natives in totality.

What are Amsa Rulers?

Amsa Rulers are the Deities & Gods (various kinds of Devi & Devata), Rishi, and other good or bad characters described in Sanatan Dharma, Vedic mythology, Shastras, Vedas, Puranas, Ramayana, Bhagwat Gita, Mahabharata etc.

Sometimes they are just meaningful adjectives.

They are section heads, ruler or king or Devata of parts of the division of a sign.

They are specific for every Divisional Chart in terms of characters and numbers but may not be the same as the number of divisions

Shashtiamsha/Shastiamsa or D60 chart, division in 60 parts has 51 different Amsa rulers (but 60 in total) .

Vimshamsha/Visamsa or D20 chart, division in 20 parts has 40 different Deities (20 for odd, 20 for even signs).   

Dashamsha/Dasamsa or D10 chart , division in 10 parts has 10 different Amsa rulers.

Navamsha/Navamsa, D9 chart division in 9 parts has 3 different Amsa rulers only.

Just as there are 27 Devatas corresponding to 27 Nakshatras (a division of BhaChakra in 27 sections), in the same way, there are Amsha rulers. The same is true of the deities of Bhamsa kundali (D27), the division of a sign into 27 equal parts.

Some example of Amsa Rulers in various divisional charts are: Agni, Nirriti, Deva, Kroora, Brahsta, Kubera, Indra, Vishwakarma, Komal, Rakshasa, Kul Ghana, Narada etc.

How do Amsa/ Amsha Rulers or Deities of Divisional Charts Influence Us ? What is the Scope of this Influence ?

Amsa rulers are section heads, ruler or king, or Devata of parts of the division of a sign. They govern the primary motives of bodies: Grahas, Lagnas, upgrahas and other bindus placed in these sections. Deities of the Divisional Chart  act as a higher force for all bodies present in their regions and dictate their basic functioning.

The characteristics of the Deities rulers are embodied within the Grahas and Lagnas and they behave in accordance.

Hence, Amsha Rulers regulate the motives and consequently karma of a native in that environment of the Divisional chart.

The study of Amsa rulers thus adds a great dynamic in every horoscope. Although planets can be placed in almost the same signs/house, but their Deities or Devata of Shastiamsa chart (D60) may be different in the Vedic charts of two individuals.

The scope of their influence is our lifetime, everything that we do and what happens with us. Their agendas and results are delivered along with other results. Shastra teach that MahaDasha, Antar Dasha etc of well placed strong planets in benefic Amsha or having auspicious Deities in  Shastiamsa D60 chart give auspicious results during their periods. 

Amsa Ruler, Deities or Devata of Shastiamsa D60 Chart Explained in Detail. 

Grahas in benefic Amsa/शुभ अंश  flourish and give auspicious results and Grahas in malefic Amsa/क्रूर अंश are bringer of destruction. (Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra).

1 Ghora/घोर (Malefic) : Negatively acute, scary, violent, ruthless. भयानक, हिंसक, निर्दयी, कठोर, उत्पीड़क

2 Rakshasa/राक्षस (Malefic): Demons, mighty and knowledgeable, enemies of Deva and Manushya, spread fear and bring disorder by violence. असुर, राक्षस, दैत्य

3 Deva/देव (Benefic): Divine/Godly beings who live in heaven, full of light and higher qualities, responsible (have a definitive role in Shrishti). ज्ञानी, उपकारी, उदार, श्रेष्ठ, पूज्य, सज्जन

4 Kuber/कुबेर (Benefic): God of wealth & money, who likes to acquire, possess and accumulate it, humans drive his chariot (रथ) as they are greedy too, brother of Ravana. धन का देवता, लोभी, धन अर्जन के कार्य में कुशल, सम्पदा का रक्षक, सम्पदा प्रदान करने वाला

5 Yaksha/यक्ष (Benefic): Semi divine class of spirits  कुबेर के गणों और उनकी निधियों की रक्षा करनेवाली एक प्रकार की देवयोनि आमतौर पर उदार, लेकिन कभी-कभी शरारती

6 Kinnar/किन्नर (Benefic): Divine/celestial singers and entertainers स्वर्ग के गायक, गानेबजाने या मनोरंजन का कार्य करने वाले लोग

7 Bhrashta/भ्रष्ट (Malefic): Corrupt, wicked, fallen (from path or standards or morality), illegal. गिरा हुआ,पतित, दुष्ट, 420, मिलावट करने वाला, धोकेबाज़, कपटी, अधर्मी, पवित्र मार्ग छोड़ अपवित्र मार्ग पर चलने वाला 

8 Kulaghna/कुलघ्ना (Malefic): One who ruins the family or give bad name to it or does not contribute in its growth. कुल को कलंक अपयश या बर्बाद देने वाला

9 Garala/गरल (Malefic): Poisson, contamination and spoilage thereby making unhealthy (food, medicines). विष, संक्रमण  (भोजन/औषधि)

10 Agni/Vahini/Fire (Benefic): Transformative and purifier, giver of heat and light. all kinds of fire related work: religious/spiritual, cooking industry

11 Maya/माया (Malefic): Illusion, deceit, deception, fantasy. Manifested world and creation is also maya. प्रपंची, षड्यंत्रकारी, मिथ्या का जाल बुनने वाला, छल कपट करने वाला

12 Purishaka/पुरीषक (Malefic): Dirt, untidy. मलिन, अस्वच्छ

13 Apampati/अपाम्पति (Benefic): Varun Dev, the god of oceans and water. travel and international trade, activities in this domain. जल का स्वामी

14 Marut/मारुत (Benefic): The wind god, giver of strength, helping the weak & underprivileged, deprived or needy

15 Kaal/काल (Malefic): Eternal time that governs the creation, the God of death and destruction. The One who keeps an eye on and watches everything. समय जिसके गर्भ में सृष्टि चक्र चलता है

16 Sarpa/सर्प (Malefic): Snake, venomous, tricker, back biter, untrustworthy, revengeful. धोकेबाज़, छलिया, विषैला

17 Amrita/अमृत (Benefic): Nectar, non perishable and rejuvenates others. देवताओं को प्रदान किया हुआ अजर, अमर अवं स्वस्थ बनाने वाला पेय

18 Indu/इन्दु (Benefic): Moon, wellbeing and health.चन्द्रमा, पालन पोषण करने वाला अवं आरोग्यता देने वाला

19 Mridu/मृदु (Benefic): Moderate soft.सौम्य, मनोरम

20 Komala/कोमल (Benefic):Tender, fragile.नाज़ुक, मुलायम

21 Heramba/हेरम्ब (Benefic): Lord Ganesh (elephant head), boastful warrior/ hero.

22 Brahma/ब्रह्मा : (Benefic) Trinity, Superpower: Creator, beginning.

23 Vishnu/विष्णु (Benefic): Trinity, Superpower: Sustainer and protector.

24 Maheshwara/महेश्वर (Benefic): Trinity, Superpower: Destroyer of ignorance and inauspiciousness. Punishes the wrongdoer.

25 Deva/देव (Benefic): Divine/Godly beings who live in heaven, full of light and higher qualities, responsible (have a definitive role/duties in Shrishti). ज्ञानी, उपकारी, उदार, श्रेष्ठ, पूज्य, सज्जन

26 Ardra/आर्द्र (Benefic): Moist. गीला, जीवनदाता

27 Kalinasha/कलिनाश (Benefic): Destruction of dispute, conflict, disagreement, etc, the establishment of harmony and peace.

28 Kshitish/क्षितीश (Benefic): Ruler of the earth, influential & rich person like king, landlord etc  राजा, जमींदार, सत्ता संपन्न धनी मानी व्यक्ति

29 Kamalakara/कमलाकर (Benefic): A group of lotuses. कमल सरोवर, धनी, मानी गुणी, ज्ञानी 

30 Gulika/गुलिका (Malefic): Son of Shanishchara (Saturn): negative form of Saturn. शनि महाराज का पुत्र: आलसी, मलिन, दुष्ट, क्रूर

31 Mrityu/मृत्यु (Malefic): Death, son of Mangal (Mars). मरण, विनाश, अंत

32 Kaal/ काल (Malefic): Eternal time that governs creation, the god of death and destruction. One who keeps an eye on and watches everything. समय, मृत्यु, समाप्ति, विनाश

33 Daavagni/ दावाग्नि (Malefic):forest fire/blaze that burns all resources and causes destruction.  जंगल में लगी आग, विपदा, संहार,

34 Ghora/घोर (Malefic):Negatively acute, scary,violent,ruthless.भयानक, हिंसक, निर्दयी, कठोर, उत्पीड़क

35 Yama/यम (Malefic): Yam Dharm Raj, follower of dharma, duty-minded, death personified.

36 Kantaka/कंटक (Malefic): thorn, painful or troublesome.कांटा, चुभने वाला या कष्ट देने वाला 

37 Sudha/सुधा (Benefic): Nectar. शुद्ध, अमृत, गंगा नदी का नाम

38 Amrita/अमृत (Benefic): Nectar. देवताओं को प्रदान किया हुआ अजर, अमर एवं स्वस्थ बनाने वाला पेय   

39 Poornachandra/पूर्णचन्द्र (Benefic):Full Moon of Pournima, endowed with beauty, mental strength and compassion.

40 Vishadagdha/विषदग्ध (Malefic): Burnt by poison, consumed by grief

41 Kulanasha/कुलनाश (Malefic):Destruction of family, bad name to family

42 Vanshakshya/वंशक्षय (Malefic):Descent or decline of the family, not showing or contributing for growth. वंश का धीरे-धीरे घटना या नष्ट होना, समाप्ति या अंत

43 Utpata/उत्पात (Malefic):Unusual, uncontrolled rough behavior/phenomena.अनुशासन हीनता, अराजकता, दंगा, फसाद.

44  Kaal/ काल (Malefic): Eternal time that governs creation, the god of death and destruction. One who keeps an eye on and watches everything. समय, मृत्यु, समाप्ति, विनाश

45 Saumya/सौम्य (Benefic): Kind, gentle, considerate, polite. शीतल, स्नेह युक्त, प्रेममय

46 Komal/कोमल (Benefic):Soft, tender, fragile.नाज़ुक, मुलायम

47 Sheetala/शीतल (Benefic): Cold and soothing like Moonlight, camphor

48 Karal-danstra/करालदंष्ट्र (Malefic):Frightful teeth, devilish, violent. भयानक दांत वाला, हिंसक

49 Chandramukhi/चंद्रमुखी (Benefic):Having the beauty of Moon

50 Praveena/प्रवीण (Benefic): Expert and very well versed

51 Kalagni /कालाग्नि ((Malefic): The destructive fire at the end of the world.सर्वनाशक अग्नि, अंत का प्रतीक

52 Dandayuda/दण्डायुघ (Malefic): A wooden support rod (staff) used by sadhus in their worship, can be used to punish someone

53 Nirmala/निर्मल (Benefic):Without dirt/impurity, sinless, virtuous.मल रहित, शुद्ध, स्वच्छ

54 Saumya/सौम्य (Benefic): kind, gentle, considerate, polite. शीतल, स्नेह युक्त, प्रेममय

55 Kroora/क्रूर (Malefic): Pitiless, harsh, ruthless, gives tough punishments

 56 Atisheetala/अतिशीतल (Benefic): Very cold (soothing) like the Moon. अत्याधि ठंडा   

57 Amrita (Benefic): Nectar.देवताओं को प्रदान किया हुआ अजर, अमर एवं स्वस्थ बनाने वाला पेय

58 Payodhi/पयोधि (Benefic): Ocean of milk. दुग्ध सरोवर, क्षीर सागर

59 Bhramana/ भ्रमण (Malefic): Wandering, roaming around, traveling. घूमना, यात्रा करना, पर्यटन

60 Chandrarekha/चंद्ररेखा (Benefic): Ray of light, soothing light of Moon (soothing, nurturing, carrying, healing, sustaining) , ray of hope in dark. चन्द्रमा की रेखा, इन्दु के गुणों से परिपूर्ण प्रकाश की किरण

Significance of Shastiamsa D60 Chart Amsa Ruler or Deities of Atmakaraka planet

Atmakaraka Graha (the planet with the highest degrees in the natal chart) signifies the soul of the person. The influences on the soul motivate it to fulfill certain karmas in Maya during this incarnation.

So if the Amsha Rulers or Deities of Atmakaraka is a benefic Shashtiamsha D60 chart, then the native is a pure soul who is motivated by good karmas and normally lives a fair and honest life. Even if he is compelled to do some little Adharma, his soul cries from inside.

Some examples of Benefic Deities or Shastiamsa rulers are Maheshwara, Deva, Vishnu, Komala, Amrita, Soumya etc.

The nature and quality of the soul are like the description stated above of different D60 chart ruling deities.

Complete example: If a native has Moon as AK (Atma Karaka) in Deva Amsha => then he will be compassionate, empathic, helping etc in general because Moon is AK and he governs the soul of the native.

Above all these traits will be for the benefit, well-being, and positivity of others/society because of Deva Amsha, as this person is carrying a divine agenda in this lifetime. So it will be impossible for this native to deny his/ her help or support or show compassion should he find others in difficulty/need.

Because of his Dharma and positive Karmas in his past lives, he is blessed to be born with divine motives and native does accordingly.

Read about Deities or Amsa Rulers in Hindi.

Celebrity Case Study:  Mahatma Gandhi, Shastiamsa/ षष्टयांश D60 Kundali. Amsa Rulers:

Let us take an example chart of Mahatma Gandhi. We note the Shastiamsa D60 chart Amsa rulers or Deities and see the Rasi or D1 Chart to analyze the Karmas and motivation of the native.

We note the Amsa rulers of important houses and planets: Lagna, Lagnesh, Bhagyes (9th lord), Sun, Moon, Atmakaraka planet, etc.

Mahatma Gandhi, Shastiamsa D60 Chart Amsa Ruler or Deities

Lagna (Libra): Heramba (Lord Ganesh, clever, warrior, upholds dharma).

Grahas in Lagna: Mercury in Maheshwara, Mars in Nirmal: pure, pious.

Lagna Lord (Venus): Chandra Mukhi (having the beauty of the Moon: the ray of hope)

Sun: Kalinaasa (destruction of dispute, conflict, disagreement).

Moon: Kuber (God of wealth & money).

Atmakaraka: Jupiter (Amrita: nectar, nonperishable and rejuvenates others).

9th lord (Mercury): Maheshwara (Trinity, supreme dharma & abilities, consumes the poison for others to prosper).

Rahu & Ketu in Karnataka: pinches and gives discomfort.

Karmas of Mahatma Gandhi governed by the Amsha Ruler or Deities of Shashtiamsha D60 Chart

We observe that almost all the important bodies ( planets and houses) have beneficial D60 Deities, and so were his Karmas in life.

Mahatma Gandhi fought for the rights of his fellow citizens in South Africa and India, opposing British colonial rule without hatred or violence.

Gandhi ji led from the front and consumed all the poison first, exhibiting his flawless character & dharma. He took all the beatings and jail sentences & ignited the fire of freedom in the hearts of Indians by setting a solid example.

He tried to end the internal disputes & differences prevalent in caste/religion-based India and united the divided society while maintaining diversity. Harijan (people of Vishnu) is the term he coined to elevate the status of outcastes & helped their integration thereby solidifying the unity and strengthening the movement.

He developed his innovative methods (militarily soft but effective) of non cooperation and civil disobedience all by staying nonviolent.

As a father of the nation, he gave a ray of hope for self-rule to his fellow citizens & rejuvenated all to accomplish this impossible goal of attaining freedom without military might.

To help flourish local industry and to obtain financial freedom he broke many laws (e.g. salt law) & boycotted & destroyed foreign goods and promoted Swadeshi (homemade) thereby damaging the material gains of the British.

He took full advantage of the 2nd World War situation (Britain had weakened because of war) and enabled India to finally, attain freedom.

Introductory video lesson on Amsa Rulers on our YouTube Channel:

What are Amsa Rulers? -How do they influence us and what is the scope of this influence? -How do we use them in Jyotish? What do they help us evaluate or how can we use this information in readings?

-Explanation of the meaning of Amsha rulers of Shashtiamsha/ षष्टयांश (D60) Kundali.


Video Lesson: Analysis of Amsha Rulers/ Deities of Shastiamsa D60 chart of Mahatma Gandhi.

Why he was the real Mahatma and why he will always remain unparalleled in history. Analysis of Amsa Rulers of Shashtiamsha Kundali (D60) of this great saint. Gandhi ji finally brought political freedom for India and is still adored by the world for his value system.

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