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 Balinese Astrology

The 35 Balinese astrological signs of the pelelintangan

by Roeland de Looff   roeland@dirah.org

THE BALINESE CALENDER

On Bali one uses the Pawukon calender. This calender has been brought to Bali in the fourteenth century by Hindus who fled from Java.

A Pawukon year consists of 210 days. The Balinese have weeks of 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days, 9 days en 10 days. All these weeks are running at the same time. Therefore a certain day will have a name according to the week of 1 day, the week of w days, the week of 3 days and so on. In this manner a certain day can have 10 different names. 

YOUR BALINESE SIGN

Balinese Astrology is based on the calender of five and seven days. One looks at the day according to the day according to the calender of five and to the calender of seven days. In this manner you get 5 * 7 signs. 

The calender of seven days does not give problems, because that calender matches our calender of  7 days. Finding the day according to the calender of five days is more difficult.

You can order a brief description of your Balinese sign by following the below steps:

First step: birth information

Please write an email to roeland@dirah.org

In that email mention:

1. Your name.

2. Your birth data (day of birth, month of birth, year of birth, town of birth (in case it is a small town place mention the nearest city), state of birth, country of birth. To prevent confusion please write the name of the month in full. For example not 3 but March.

Please wait till you have received my confirmation email saying that your order is ready to be processed.

Second step: payment

After you have received my confirmation email you can make a payment using the payment page on which you will see different options concerning payment. Click here for the payment page.

The description will be sent when the payment, which is $ 10, has been completed.       

THE DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BALINESE SIGN

A description of a Balinese sign consists out of:

1. A symbol called the Bintang.  The symbols are shown on the figure you see below.  

2. A description according to the first list of characteristics. This is a list of 10 characteristics that start with Aras or Laku.

3. A description according to the second list of characteristics. This is a list of 7 descriptions. 

You will see different combinations of 2 and 3. By combining 1,2 and 3 the Balinese astrologer will determine the description of a certain sign. 

THE TABLE TO DETERMINE YOUR BALINESE SIGN

Below you will see the table that can be used to determine your Balinese sign. However, you should know the day on which you were born according to the calender that consists out of 7 days and the calender that consists out of 5 days.

According to the Balinese each day is a certain expression of the demon Buta Ulu. This is shown in the red beam. For example: Monday is regarded as the demon Buta Ulu in the shape of an elephant.
Each day knows a certain symbol in the shape of a deity, tree, bird and animal (note that this animal is not the same as the shape of Buta Ulu of a certain day). The appearances of Buta Ulu are shown in the lowest row of the figure you see above.

It is auspicious to worship the deity of the day on which you were born according to the 7 days week and to surround yourself with the fitting tree, bird and animal. For example: keeping a cat is especially auspicious for people born on a Thursday.    

An example of the use of the table: Suppose you are born on a Sunday (redite) and on the first day of the week of five days called Umanis. In that case your bintang is Kal Sungsang.
The symbol of this sign can be seen in the second row and the first column of the figure you see above (the first row in that figure gives an artistic impression of the days in the form of the different shapes of Buta Ulu).
The character of somebody with the combination Redite - Umanis can be determined by combining the descriptions which are given underneath the table of Laku Pandita Sakti and Sumur Sinaba with the description of the bintang (in this case Kala Sungsang).

Some descriptions (which are determined by tradition) are rather negative. For the sake of authenticity I have given the traditional descriptions. However, my opinion is that the best way to come into contact with your Balinese sign is to meditate on the deeper meanings of the symbols of your sign.  For example the description of Laku Api is radical, angry, jealous. However, by contemplating upon the symbol of Laku Api, which is fire, you come into contact with the essence of that symbol and you will see possibilities to use the energy of that sign wisely (for example by undertaking initiatives, bringing renewal).  

Every Balinese sign knows 3 symbols: the symbol of the Bintang, the symbol out of the first group of characteristics and the symbol out of the second group of characteristics. By meditating on the essence of those symbols and by thinking on the good and best use of that symbol you are able to use the energy of your Balinese sign well.

In the table first the bintang is mentioned, next the first characteristic (printed in blue) and lastly the second characteristic. 

Expression of demon BUTA ULU: GAJAH (elephant) ASU (dog) KUDA (horse) GAGAK (crow) JADMA (human) SAMPI (cow) KEBO (water- buffalo)
Day

Deity

Tree

Bird

Animal

Redite (Sunday) Coma (Monday) Anggara (Tuesday) Buda (Wednesday) Wraspati (Thursday) Sukra (Friday) Saniscara (Saturday)
Indra (general of the gods) Goddess Sri (goddess of rice) Brahma (creator) Vishnu (preserver) Shiva (destroyer) Goddess Uma Durga (goddess of combat)
Ambulu Pule Leses Ancak Bingin Banyan Kayu Putih Kepuh
Mynah bird Turtle dove Crow Pigeon Peacock Egret Owl
Garuda (mythical bird) Lion Tiger Snake Cat Goat Bull
Umanis Kala Sungsang (demon who is standing upside down)
Laku Pandita Sakti
Sumur Sinaba
Kelapa (coconut tree)
Laku Angin

Tunggak Semi

Kuda (horse)

Laku Api

Wisesa Sagara

Tangis (tears)

Aras Kembang

Sumur Sinaba

Sangkatitel (broken hoe)
Laku Bintang

Satria Wibawa

Bayak Angrem (brooding goose)
Aras Tuding

Satria Wirang

Begoong (head of a demon)
Laku Bulan

Bumi Kapetak

Pahing Gajah (elephant)

Laku Bulan

Wisesa Segara

Kukus (smoke)

Laku Bintang

Bumi Kapetak 

Yuyu (crab)

Aras Kembang

Satria Wirang

Gajah-Minah (elephant fish)      
Laku Air

Wisesa Segara

Salah Ukur (wrong size)
Laku Bumi

Lebu Katiup Angin

Bubu Bolong (leaky fish trap)
Laku Surya

Tunggak Semi

Ru (stabbing)

Laku Api

Satria Wibawa 

Pon Patrem (kris)

Aras Kembang

Bumi Kapetak 

Kiriman (package, gift)
Aras Tuding

Sumur Sinaba 

Asu (dog)

Laku Pandita Sakti

Satria Wibawa

Lumbung (rice granary) 
Laku Bulan

Bumi Kapetak
Bade (cremation tower)
Laku Surya

Satria Wirang

Prahu Pegat (broken boat)
Laku Bintang

Lebu Katiup Angin

 Sungenge (sunflower)
Laku Air

Wisesa Segara

Wage Uluku (plow)

Laku Angin

Lebu Katiup Angin 

Lembu (bull)

Laku Api

Wisesa Segara

Jong Sarat (full ship)
Laku Bumi

Lebu Katiup Angin

Karitika (Pleiades)

Aras Tuding

Satria Wibawa

Kumba (vessel)

Aras Kembang

Tunggak Semi

Magelut (two people embracing eachother)
Laku Pandita Sakti
Sumur Sinaba
Puwuh Aturung (two birds that are fighting)
Laku Bintang
Satria Wirang
Keliwon Laweyan (body without a head)
Laku Bintang

Lebu Katiup Angin

Pedati (empty cart)
Aras Kembang

Satria Wirang 

Kala Rau (demon, who robbed the water of immortality or pig)
Aras Tuding
Sumur Sinaba
Tiwa-Tiwa (ceremonies for death people)
Laku Surya
Lebu Katiup Angin
Naga (snake)

Laku Air

Bumi Kapetak

Udang (shrimp)

Laku Bulan  

Wisesa Segara

Pagelangan (people staring)

Laku Bumi

Tunggak Semi 

 

First group of characteristics

Aras Kembang: Touched by the flower

Solves problems easily, has a lot of friends, gives attention to the public, but has a tendency to neglect the welfare of his family.

Aras Tuding: Touched by the pointer

Brave, social, has many wishes and passions.

Laku Air: Like water

Quiet, behaves well, wants to be the leader, makes sometimes arguments with his or her spouse, is not easily influenced by others. 

Laku Angin: Like the wind

Cannot keep quiet, tendency to exaggerate, needs compliments, sometimes a bit superficial. 

Laku Api: Like fire

Radical, angry, jealous, not modest.

Laku Bintang: Like a star

Quiet, has a talent for making sales, has strong opinions.

Laku Bulan: Like the Moon

Good worker, smart, has a lot of knowledge, takes life in a light way and is satisfied.

Laku Bumi: Like the Earth

Takes decisions in a hurry, has difficulties with making friends, like to mix with women, quiet, stable.

Laku Surya: Like the Sun

Intelligent, well-mannered, responsible, like to give information.

Laku Pnadita Sakti: Like a powerful priest

Thinks that his problems are easy to solve, intelligent, but vain, likes mysticism, well known person.

 

Second group of characteristics

Bumi Kapetak: Clear earth

Does not like travelling, is able to perform his duty, likes to meditate.

Lebu Ketiup Angin: Dust blown by the wind

Not steady , adapts to changing circumstances.

Satria Wibawa: Ruler with authority, who lives in great wealth

Brave, happy and extravagant life, open person, hides nothing, can enjoy earthly pleasures.

Satria Wirang: Angry ruler

The person can become mad easily. The person is defiant from the norm.

Sumur Sinaba: Full well

Has a lot of emotions and can get disappointed..

Tunggak Semi: Stem of a flower bud

Likes a high position and keeps his own point of view

Wisesa Segara: Magical, powerful sea

Has a lot of influence, able to forgive.  

copyright: Roeland de Looff, nothing on this site is allowed to be reproduced without written permission of the author. 

 

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