Vedic Astrology offers insights into various aspects of life. Muhurta astrology, a specialized branch, focuses on identifying the most auspicious times for starting any significant activity. This practice, deeply rooted in tradition, was regarded as a cornerstone of astrological applications in ancient times. K.K. Joshi, a renowned expert, highlights its importance in creating a short-term destiny within the framework of an individual’s birth horoscope. Muhurta astrology emphasizes aligning efforts with favorable cosmic energies to optimize life’s outcomes.

The Essence of Tarabala and Chandrabala

In the practice of Muhurta, Tarabala and Chandrabala are pivotal. These concepts, centered around the Moon’s influence, provide a lunar perspective on timing and activities.

Tarabala: The Nakshatra Influence

Tarabala is an assessment of the strength based on the Moon’s position in the Nakshatras or lunar constellations. The 27 Nakshatras are categorized into nine groups, known as Navatara. This grouping is crucial in determining the favorability of a time based on the Moon’s transit.

To calculate Tarabala, one must compare the Moon’s current position with the Janma Nakshatra (the birth constellation). The count between these points, when divided by nine, yields a remainder. If the remainder is 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, or 0, Tarabala is considered favorable. However, remainders of 1, 3, 5, and 7 indicate an absence of Tarabala, suggesting potentially less favorable times for new initiatives.

On any given day you can find if you have Tarabala or not by using the Cosmic Insights App.

Navatatras: The Nine Sets of Nakshatras

The Navatara system divides Nakshatras into sets of three, each associated with different aspects of life like wealth, danger, comfort, and more. Understanding these sets helps in choosing the most auspicious times for specific activities, from spiritual initiations to financial endeavors.

To learn which tara is active for any given day, download the Cosmic Insights App.

  • Janma Tara: Ideal for self-care activities but not for travel.
  • Sampat Tara: Indicative of financial gains and comfort.
  • Vipat Tara: Suggests potential losses, misunderstandings and conflicts. 
  • Kshema Tara: Signifies comfort and high success probability.
  • Pratyak Tara: Associated with obstacles and mental strain.
  • Sadhana Tara: Good for achievement in all activities.
  • Naidhana: Linked with destruction, to be avoided for auspicious works. 
  • Mitra Tara: Brings feelings of support and nurturing.
  • Parama Mitra: Excellent for community and social interactions.

Understanding these Navatara sets is essential for applying Muhurta astrology effectively in daily life. The align27 app uses these powerful concepts of muhurta to determine the favorability of your day.

Chandrabala: Lunar Strength and Its Impact

Chandrabala, or lunar strength, is calculated based on the Moon’s transit in relation to one’s natal Moon position. Specific alignments are deemed auspicious, adding another layer of insight into the timing of events.

Count from the sign where your Moon is placed to the sign where the Moon is currently transiting, if the count is 1, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11 then the Chandrabala is present and it is auspicious, if not it is absent.

The align27 app provide easy access to complex calculations like Tarabala and Chandrabala, making it simpler for you to align your activities with favorable astrological timings.