How to do a Saptamsa Divisional Chart (D7)

How to do a Saptamsa Divisional Chart (D7):

The Saptamsa chart is done by dividing each sign of 30 degrees into 7 sections of 4°17′ degrees.

You place your D1 planets in their Saptamsa positions to see your Saptamsa Chart. Each ‘section’ / Saptamsa has a distinct meaning.

Look at each planet and look at it’s star sign, and it’s degrees on your D1 chart. Then look at the following list and work out what it’s new position is.

This chart can be called the “fruits of your marriage”. Saptamsa is primarily used to see your children / progeny, and grandchildren. Though it can show anything created together with a partner, such as a business, home, etc. It can also be used in a women’s chart to see the quality of one’s spouse.


Saptamsas
Saptamsa 1

0° – 4°17’8″

Diety: Kshaara (Bitter)

Saptamsa 2

4°17’8″ – 8°34’17”

Diety: Kshira (Milk)

Saptamsa 3

8°34’17” – 12°51’25”

Diety: Dadhi (Curd)

Saptamsa 4

12°51’25” – 17°8’34”

Diety: Ghritha (Ghee)

Saptamsa 5

17°8’34”- 21°25’42”

Diety: Ikshu (Sugarcane)

Saptamsa 6

21°25’42” – 25°42’51”

Diety: Madhu (Honey)

Saptamsa 7

25°42’51” – 30°

Diety: Suddha Jala (Pure Water)


Odd and Even

First separate the Odd signs from the Even signs.

Odd

1 / Aries

3 / Gemini

5 / Leo

7 / Libra

9 / Sagittarius

11 / Aquarius

Even

2 / Taurus

4 / Cancer

6 / Virgo

8 / Scorpio

10 / Capricorn

12 / Pisces

Calculating

Odd signs don’t move. If a planet is placed in 10° Leo, then you calculate from 10° Leo.

Even signs do move. If a planet is placed in 10° Virgo, then you calculate from 10° Pisces.

Even signs are flipped to their opposite sign.

2 / Taurus = 8 / Scorpio

4 / Cancer = 10 / Capricorn

6 / Virgo = 12 / Pisces

8 / Scorpio = 2 / Taurus

10 / Capricorn = 4 / Cancer

12 / Pisces = 6 / Virgo

After flipping the Even sign to it’s opposite sign, it operates the same as the Odd signs.


Saptamsa

First look at a planet in your D1, and look at it’s degrees to work out it’s Saptamsa.

Saptamsa 1: 0° – 4°17’8″

Saptamsa 2: 4°17’8″ – 8°34’17”

Saptamsa 3: 8°34’17” – 12°51’25”

Saptamsa 4: 12°51’25” – 17°8’34”

Saptamsa 5: 17°8’34”- 21°25’42”

Saptamsa 6: 21°25’42” – 25°42’51”

Saptamsa 7: 25°42’51” – 30°

Example

Ascendant Aries 21°01’10 = Saptamsa 5

Sun Sagittarius 15°00’50 = Saptamsa 4

Moon Virgo 4°12’10 = Saptamsa 1

Mercury Capricorn 00°57’00 = Saptamsa 1

Venus Scorpio 21°50’39 = Saptamsa 6

Mars Pisces 25°35’23’ = Saptamsa 6

Jupiter Taurus 03°08’38 = Saptamsa 1

Saturn Sagittarius 11°40’33 = Saptamsa 3

Rahu Aquarius 12°54’19 = Saptamsa 4

Ketu Leo 12°54’19 = Saptamsa 4


Calculations

To make a calculation you count the “saptamsa number” from the odd / even sign placement to land onto a new sign to get it’s D7 position.

Example of Odd

Lagna in Aries Saptamsa 5 (21°01’10) in D1.

You start at Aries, and count around 5 places (including Aries). So D7 Position of Ascendant will be Leo.

Example of Even

Venus in Scorpio Saptamsa 6 (21°50’39) in D1.

You start at Scorpio, and then flip it to the opposite sign Taurus, then count around 6 places (including Scorpio). So D7 Position of Venus will be Libra.

Moon in Virgo Saptamsa 1 (4°12’10) in D1.

You start at Virgo, and then flip it to the opposite sign Pisces, then count around 1 places (including Pisces). So D7 Position of Moon will be Pisces.

Zodiac Wheel
Blank Chart

Navamsa D9 Saptamsa D7 Blank Default Chart

Table

This table is courtesy of Prachina Astrology, for quick referencing if you find this easier than counting around the circle. Also for checking you have done the math correctly. 1 = Aries, 12 = Pisces, etc.

Saptamsa Chart


Interpretation

1st House: Overall promise of having children, strength of the overall chart, most important house, overall strength of you having children, and overall strength of the children themselves.

2nd House: Wealth that you may get through your children, also how much wealth your children will have.

3rd House: The courage that you will get through children, also their own courage.

4th: House: Overall happiness. Land and real estate. Promise of real estate. How big of a house you get.

5th House: Intelligence of children. How they will be able to deal with the world. Their desires towards education. Will your children help you creatively. First born child.

6th House: Types of diseases and debts you may incur. Will there be struggles with having children.

7th House: How birth of children affects your marriage. Second born child.

8th House: Longjevity of children. Longjevity of your partnership after child is born.

9th House: Ancestors. Grandchildren. Promise of children. Third born child.

10th House: Image, fame and reputation you get through the birth of your children. How other’s see you publicly after the birth of children.

11th House: Fulfilment of desires through children. How much gains your children will give. Fourth born child.

12th House: Expenses that you have to give on behalf of children. Ability to go to foreign lands through children. Losses on behalf of children.


Example Chart
Positions

Ascendant Aries 21°01’10 = Saptamsa 5 = Leo (1st House)

Sun Sagittarius 15°00’50 = Saptamsa 4 = Pisces (8th House)

Moon Virgo 4°12’10 = Saptamsa 1 = Pisces (8th House)

Mercury Capricorn 00°57’00 = Saptamsa 1 = Cancer (12th House)

Venus Scorpio 21°50’39 = Saptamsa 6 = Libra (3rd House)

Mars Pisces 25°35’23’ = Saptamsa 6 = Aquarius (7th House)

Jupiter Taurus 03°08’38 = Saptamsa 1 = Scorpio (4th House)

Saturn Sagittarius 11°40’33 = Saptamsa 3 = Aquarius (7th House)

Rahu Aquarius 12°54’19 = Saptamsa 4 = Taurus (10th House)

Ketu Leo 12°54’19 = Saptamsa 4 = Scorpio (4th House)

Saptamsa
Example Aspects

Sun (7th) aspects 2nd House.

Moon (7th) aspects 2nd House.

Mercury (7th) aspects 6th House.

Venus (7th) aspects 9th House.

Mars (4th / 7th / 8th ) aspects 10th House (Rahu), 1st House (Ascendant), and 2nd House.

Jupiter (5th / 7th / 9th) aspects 8th House (Moon and Sun), 10th House (Rahu), and 12th House (Mercury).

Saturn (3rd / 7th / 10th) aspects 9th House, 1st House (Ascendant), and 4th House (Jupiter and Ketu).

Rahu (5th / 9th) aspects 2nd House, and 6th House.

Ketu (5th / 9th) aspects 8th House (Moon and Sun), and 12th House (Mercury).


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References

Saptamsa D7 Divisional Chart in Vedic Astrology

SAPTAMSA – D7

Arudha Lagna & Arudha Pada


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