Vedic Astrology Lesson 31
Lunations or Thidhis
Tidhi means a lunation. When the Moon is 0 to 12 degrees away from the Sun, it is
first Lunation or Prathama. The second lunation is Dwitheeya, when the
Moon is 12 to 24 degrees away from the Sun. There are 15 Thithis in
all. The fifteenth is
or Full Moon, when the Moon is 180 degrees away from the Sun. When the
Moon is 0 degrees away from the Sun, it is Amavasi or New Moon.
Thidhis 4, 8, 9 & 14 are considered inauspicious & is avoided
for any auspicious event. The Thidhis are very useful in Electional
Astrology. We are giving below the effects of being born in different
The First Lunation : Pradhama
THIDHI makes the native interested in electronics & handicrafts
where physical & mental skills are required. They are high
principled & noble minded. Their universal love manifests as
sympathy for all and compassion for the suffering. They are more
interested in the mysterious elements.
The Second Lunation : DWITHEEYA
they are born in DWITHEEYA THIDHI they are considered wealthy by
many. They are generally respected in society. They are attracted
towards moving objects, animals and birds. They are in love with the
mundane values of life.
The Third Lunation : THRITHEEYA
THIDHI endows them with good nature & good priciples They may be
considered proud by many. They maintain high standards – aesthetic,
educational and moral. They value good relatives and dress. They
appreciate the fine arts and the sciences.
The Fourth Lunation : CHATHURTHY
THIDHI bestows the amazing power of contradiction as they oppose or
contradict everything. Their argumentative ability can be used for
their advancement and progress. Their enemies fear them as they cause
fear and consternation among them.
The Fifth Lunation : PANCHAMI
THIDHI bestows wealth & knowledge. They are altruists basically
and many people gain as they come in contact with them. Society
recognises them as acceptable personalities. They will be known for
their humanitarian views.
The Sixth Lunation : SHASHTI
THIDHI endows them with selfcontrol which gives them control &
mastery of the sense organs. Healthy & wealthy people are
afraid to talk to them openly. Their personality is so domineering
that they always treat them with respect. They will become
The Seventh Lunation : SAPTHAMI
THIDHI endows them with the power of speech or the gift of the gab
& sometimes their talk becomes harsh even though they may not
mean to hurt. They have to incorporate diplomacy and tact &
pleasant talk in order not to have many enemies.
The Eighth Lunation : ASHTAMI
THIDHI bestows love for freedom & independence. When these
qualities are affected they turn to aggression & rebellion. They
are calm cool & collected normally. They have a lovely body and
they enjoy sex.
The Ninth Lunation : NAVAMI
THIDHI bestows tremendous determination & willpower & they
will get all that they want. They are good at manipulation of money
& materials. Conquering and covering if not stealing are easily
done by them. Some people may consider them crooked.
The Tenth Lunation : DASAMI
THIDHI bestows broadmindedness & nobility. Their calmness is very
dignified & they are not exhibitionists as far as their wealth
is concerned. They love the major pleasures of life and have a special
affinity to the opposite sex and home entertainments.
The Eleventh Lunation : EKADASI
THIDHI bestows some excellent qualities of head & heart They
acquire special professional knowledge in their areas of
specialisation. They do not lack wealth at all. Nor is there a shortage
of patience and perseverance.
The Twelfth Lunation : DWADASI
THIDHI bestows the qualities of devotion to duty and always attach
great importance to a central power and influence. They are respected
not for the wealth earned but for their altruistic qualities. They
become spiritual quite early in life.
The Thirteenth Lunation : THRAYODASI
THIDHI bestows the qualities of head & heart but there may be
shortage of money which makes them exercise the principle “Economy
is prudence “. People may misundestand this for miserliness. But they
are very truthful and have integrity.
The Fourteenth Lunation : CHATHURDASI
THIDHI bestows them with the qualities of thrift. They may be
considered as crooked by many. They are quite crafty when it comes
to taking other’#8217;s possessions & wealth. People may say that they
have evil intentions. They enjoy sex and entertainment.
The Fifteenth Lunation : POURNAMI
thidhi endows them with interest in science & technology. They are
keen in electronics and its related fields. Their workaholism &
their genuine qualities of head and heart definitely will earn them
fame. People also will appreciate their humility.
AMAVASI – Moon conjunct Sun
thidhi bestows them with many qualities of altruism. They may appear
sickly even though they are not really so. They may exprience
shortage of money which will not be known to anybody . They are ready
for any sacrifice and they are ready to help humanity.