How to study Hora-chart in Vedic Astrology?
Hora, which stands for 'Hour', is a quite an important part of Vedic Astrology. When you get your full horoscope in a PDF form by a website or astrologer, you'll see something called 'Hora Chart', and that Hora chart is quite important to determine which areas of your life needs work and which areas of your life give you the best result without asking.
All people are either born in the Hora of the Sun or Hora of the Moon. You need to just learn which Hora you were born into. Hora of the Sun is about daytime and Hora of the moon is about night time. Planets that are strong in Hora of the Sun are (Sun, Venus, Jupiter). Planets that are strong in hora of the moon are (Moon, Mars, Saturn), while Mercury is strong depending upon the time you were born. If the birth took palce during sunrise or sunset, then Mercury will be strong for both horas, otherwise it's ususally neutral.
The way to find out which hora you were born into, remember a simple concept. Look at your ascendant or 1st house and look at the degrees of your rising sign. All PDF horoscope show the degree table of your ascendant and planets. All people are born between 0-30 degrees, nothing below and nothing above. It will always be between 0-30 degree. Now, the hora are divided into 2 parts as in the first 15 degree and the second 15 degree. People born in the first 15 degree of the rising sign will be part of 1 hora while people born in the second half of the degree from 16-30 will be in the other hora.
How do you find out which Hora? as in Hora of the Moon or Hora of the Sun?
If you born with even rising signs like Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces then your first 15 degree will be ruled by the Moon. This means that planets Moon, Mars and Saturn are strong for you and the original houses they rule, meaning for all the even rising signs the 1st, 4th, 8th, 10th and 11th house will be strong since they are originally ruled by Mars, Moon and Saturn.
If you were born the odd rising signs like Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, then if you were born in the first 15 degrees of the rising sign you are ruled by the Hora of the Sun, if you were born in the second half of the degrees then you were born in the hora of the Moon.
For an Aries ascendant person, if they were born in the hora of the Moon, as in they were born in the second half degrees, they would run into problems related to planets which are controlled by hora of the Sun like 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th house which are ruled by Sun, Venus and Jupiter. 3rd and 6th house you can judge by seeing the time of birth and if the native was born during sunrise or sunset. Otherwise these houses will be neutral for the native.
Again for an Aries ascendant person, if they were born in the first have of the degrees, like 10 degrees Aries rising, then they were born in the hora of the sun so they there problem houses would be hora of the moon like 1st, 4th, 8th, 10th and 11th house, which are houses ruled by the planets in Moon Hora like (Moon, Mars and Saturn).
If you are born under the Aries ascendant yet Moon hora, then 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th house becoming a source of struggle and problem, while the 1st, 4th, 8th, 10th and 11th house are becoming the source which provide help, but, if your Jupiter who is the original lord of 9th and 12th house is sitting in the 4th house, that means it's now helping those 9th and 12th house and not becoming so problematic since it's sitting the 4th house which is a good house for hora of the moon, but if this was hora of the sun and Jupiter was in the 4th house then it would become problematic.
If you are born at night while in the hora of the Moon, then this is like cherry on the cake, as all throughout your life you'll have support of your mother, inlaws, bosses and network. Sames goes for being born in the day time while in the hora of the sun, you'll ge support from family, ability to save money, children, help from spouce, father and teachers.
Also, Rahu and Ketu give results according to the same concept, for moon hora house 1, 4, 7, 8, 10 and 11 are good, 3 and 6 depends upon Mercury. The same goes for Sun hora, this is why half the population will get good results of Rahu in 5th house while other half will get bad results.