Avastha of Planets - State of Planets
Sage Parasara identifies different states of the planets according to their position and certain conditions in any chart. These are called “Avasthas”of the planets.
The avasthas are divided into five major sub divisions. These are called
Balyadhi Avasthas – (state of planets related to age)
Jagrathadi Avasthas – (state of planets related to alertness)
Lajjithadi Avasthas – (state of planets relating to mood)
Deepthadi Avasthas – (state of the planets relating to attitude)
Sayanadi Avasthas – (state of the planets relating to activity)
Odd signs (Male) in astrology are – Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius.
Even signs (Female) in astrology are – Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces.
Deepthadi and Jagrathadi Avasthas
Sayanadi avasthas are based on the position of the planets on various nakshatras or constellations.
Shayanadi Avastha are :
Sayana – resting or lying down
Upavesana – Fasting
Netrapani – Tears
Prakasana – Shining
Gamana – Going or departure
Aagamana – Arrival or appearance
Sabha – Assembly
Agama – To go or Appearance
Bhojana – Eating
Nrityalipsa – Dancing
Kautuka – Curious
Nidra – Sleeping