Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha are based on the cycles of the moon. The fifteen day cycle when the moon is waxing is known as Shukla Paksha, while the fifteen day phase when the moon is waning is known as Krishna Paksha. Each Paksha comprises fifteen tithis (or dates), where the Shukla Paksha culminates with Purnima or the full moon, while the Krishna Paksha culminates with Amavasya, which is the night of the new moon when the moon is not visible. According to Vedic astrology, the phases of the moon, along with the tithi when a person is born, are believed to be of great importance.
A very interesting fact about people born under Shukla and Krishna Paksha is that the characteristics of people born on the same tithi of the waxing or waning lunar cycle are believed to be the same. The exception to this rule is when an individual is born on Purnima or Amavasya.
Our lives are much like a food recipe that requires many ingredients for a perfect result. Consequently, we cannot analyze our destiny or the events that occur in our lives solely on the basis of being born in Shukla Paksha or Krishna Paksha. Some of the other factors that influence our destinies are whether we were born during the day or at night, or whether we were born on a specific tithi like Pratipada, which is the first day of the lunar month, or Dwitiya, the second day of the lunar month. month.
However, people born in Shukla Paksha have certain characteristic traits: they have a charming disposition and are known to be possessed of a pleasant personality. If an individual is born in Shukla Paksha, he will intrinsically have a great desire to learn, with a passion for new technologies. Understanding of matters related to education and business ventures comes naturally to those born under Shukla Paksha. These people are hardworking and responsible.
Let us now study in detail how being born in Shukla Paksha or Krishna Paksha influences your life and destiny. We can then move on to more details on how one’s Janam Titih or one’s date of birth based on one’s moon sign influences one’s destiny.
If we take Western astrology into consideration, we will realize that one’s personality and success in life are equally judged depending on the position of the Sun in the horoscope.
The sun remains in a single sign for 30 days. And the readings are generic for all offspring that are born during that time phase.
However, when we take Indian astrology into consideration, we see that primary significance is given to the moon. The Moon remains in a single sign (30º) for only two and a quarter days. The moon takes about 28 days to complete one full revolution of the zodiac.
Therefore, we can easily conclude that when we access an individual based on their Moon sign, the readings are not only more realistic, but also more reliable.
Let us understand the concepts of Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha in more detail.
SHUKLA PAKSHA AND KRISHNA PAKSHA
Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha can be seen as phases of the lunar month. While Shukla Paksha is the light half, Krishna Paksha is the dark half.
Each of the Pakshas consisted of 15 tithis.
WHAT IS A TITHI?
A tithi can be seen as a single date in a lunar month.
So, a tithi is the duration during which the moon moves 12o away from the sun.
Let’s consider an example.
On the Amavasya tithi, or moonless night, the Sun and Moon are at the same longitude with respect to the earth.
When the Moon advances 12° in the next 24 hours, it is the 1st tithi, or the Shukla Pratipada.
Similarly, when the moon reaches 24°, it is the end of the Shukla Dwitiya or the second tithi.
So a tithi can even be seen as a rate of change in the Moon’s position, relative to the Sun.
ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE OF TITHIS AND PAKSHA
Astrology is a deeply rooted science and art form that dates back 5,000 years.
The rish munis and astrologers of ancient India were great visionaries. Their divya drishti or divine vision that facilitates foresight ensured that they not only saw the position of the moon in a sign, but also understood and recognized the specific characteristic traits of people born in each tithi.
This led them to derive the conclusion that an individual’s life pattern is based on the phases of the moon.
Another very important conclusion that they were able to draw was that people who are born in the same tithi, whether in Krishna Paksha or Shukla Paksha, have common characteristics.
The exception to the rule is when an individual is born on Purnima or Amavasya.
Now, if an individual is born during Shukla Paksha, we can expect him to have certain very characteristic traits.
Someone who is born in the Shukla Paksha is possessed with the ability to develop their potential to the fullest. Such a person would have the ability to meet the challenges that come his way and get ahead in life through his own efforts.
Mansagri was an ancient Indian astrologer of great fame, and according to him, a person born in Shukla Paksha is graceful like the full moon. He is rich, hardworking and well read in Shastras. Such a person would be efficient and learned.
But on the contrary, a person born in Krishna Paksha is defined as cruel, harsh in speech, who hates women, not intelligent, someone who needs the help of others to make a living, and someone who has a big family.
In Vedic astrology it is considered that when we take Shukla Paksha into consideration, the tithi has a profound influence on how the individual can progress in life.
AN INDIVIDUAL BORN IN THE KRISHNA PAKSHA:
But for someone born under the Krishna Paksha, it has often been observed that such a person might face difficulty in adjusting to the living environment and its needs and requirements.
Now this is also very much subject to other factors in the environment, but it is possible that such an individual may find it difficult to be successful in life.
It has even been observed at times that an individual born in Krishna Paksha, although coming from a rich family, ends up in poverty. Sometimes they can lose their authority or power. But if there are some really strong yogas in his Janam Kundali or birth chart, it is quite possible for that person to reach heights of success in life.
This really implies that being born into Krishna Paksha or Shukla Paksha is by no means a complete analysis of an individual’s destiny. And for a complete analysis about the life, career and destiny of a person, a detailed analysis of the natal chart is very essential.
Let us now understand how being born in the Shukla Paksha influences one’s life and destiny.
AN INDIVIDUAL BORN IN THE SHUKLA PAKSHA
When a person is born into the Shukla Paksha, and if he is from a poor family, then it is through his own efforts that he rises to a destiny of name, fame and prominence.
The progress would extend throughout his life.
At the time of his death, such an individual would be in a higher position compared to any previous time in his life.
A PERSON BORN HALFWAY BETWEEN SHUKLA PRATIPADA AND POORNIMA
In particular, if a person is born in a tithi that is somewhere close to halfway between Shukla Pratipada and Poornima, it would peak around middle age, followed by a period of decline.
The decay could last until the moment of the end of his life.
AN INDIVIDUAL BORN IN POORNIMA OR A FEW DAYS BEFORE
Such a person is likely to come from a wealthy and distinguished family. It might even be possible for that person to start their life in a promising and opportunity-rich way. But he may experience a decline in his life, and may even disappear over time into a life that is immaterial.
THIS IS CONVERSATION WITH AN INDIVIDUAL BORN IN THE KRISHNA PAKSHA, IMMEDIATELY AFTER POORNIMA (FULL MOON)
If a person is born in the Krishna Paksha and immediately after poornima, he would have to endure a gradual decline in his life, and the same would last for a prolonged phase of his life.
BORN HALFWAY BETWEEN POORNIMA AND AMAVASYA
For someone who is born midway between poornima (full moon) and amavasya (no moon), decay stops somewhere in the middle of his life. And from that moment on, the person would experience a constant ascent in her life.
AN INDIVIDUAL BORN JUST BEFORE AMAVASYA (MOONLESS)
Someone born just before Amavasya is likely to have a calm disposition in their early years. But as he nears his youth, life suddenly takes a turn for the better.
THE FACTS OF PREVIOUS LIVES DICTATE WHETHER ONE IS BORN IN THE SHUKLA PAKSHA OR IN THE KRISHNA PAKSHA
Sometimes one may wonder what defines whether an individual is born in Shukla Paksha or Krishna Paksha.
According to Vedic astrology, it is the Prarabdha, or the actions of the previous life, that act as the determining factor in deciding whether one is born in Krishna Paksha or Shukla Paksha. And the operation of it is obviously beyond the control of an individual. It is simply defined by the position of the moon at the time of birth!
However, as mentioned above, an individual’s destiny is defined not only by the Paksha they are born into, but by other factors, including.
-Positioning of the planets in one’s own Janma Kundali or Birth Chart
-Karma in your life
It also greatly influences your destiny.
However, Vedic astrology experts recognize that when an individual is born in the Krishna Paksha, beneficial dasas come later in life.