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Mahabote: Burmese Astrology

a correspondence course by Roeland de Looff MA  

this page consists of an example lesson (the first lesson),
below this lesson you will see the table of contents of the course. 

Learn Mahabote in 7 lessons based on your own chart. Click here to applicate for the correspondence course Mahabote, course sent through internet $ 150, sent by regular mail $ 175.

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Questions? send email to to roeland@dirah.org

INTRODUCTION

Mahabote is an astrological method that has originated in the convents of Burma.

This method is not very well known in the world. However, compared to other astrological methods it has some advantages. These are some characteristics of Mahabote:

1. You do not need a birthtime to make a Mahabote chart. This makes it possible to make a chart analysis also for people who do not have their time of birth.

2. Mahabote uses the planets but not a particular zodiac. The Mahabote chart is mainly dependent upon the year somebody is born and the day of the week.

3. It is a technique that makes it possible to prescribe effective remedial measures. It also offers a form of predictive astrology. There is even a form of Mahabote that can be used to answer questions (horary astrology).

4. The Burmese call Mahabote " the small vessel". Although it gives interesting results you cannot compare a Mahabote analysis with a full Vedic or Western chart analysis. Mahabote gives a summary of the energy patterns of a chart. Vedic and Western Astrology offer more details.

LESSON 1: CALCULATING THE MAHABOTE CHART

To calculate a Mahabote chart you use the following method:.

1. Take the year of birth, for example 1985.

2. If the person is born on or before April 15 you subtract 639 from the year of birth. If the person is born after April 15 you subtract 638.

The reason for this is to bring the Western birthdate into harmony with the traditional Burmese calendar.

3. Suppose the person of this example is born on February 20. Then you make the following calculation: 1985 - 639 = 1346.

4. Next you divide this value by 7. Suppose we divide 1346 by 7. The outcome of this is 192. The remainder will be 2 (192 * 7 = 1344).

5. You should only look at the remainder, which in this case is 2. This value decides which planet appears in the first house of the Mahabote chart.

If the value is 2 (like in this example) the Moon will be in the first house.
If the value is 1 this will be the Sun, if the value is 3 Mars, if the value is 4 Mercury, if the value is 5 Jupiter, if the value is 6 Venus, if the value is 7 or 0 the planet in the first house will be Saturn.

6. If we have the planet that appears in the first house it is easy to decide which planets appear in the other houses..

Mahabote knows the following order of planets:

Sun - Mercury - Saturn - Mars - Venus - Moon - Jupiter.

If the Moon appears in the first house, then Jupiter will be in the second, the Sun in the third, Mercury in the fourth, Saturn in the fifth, Mars in the sixth and Venus in the seventh house (see the chart below).

7

Venus

House of Leader

3

Sun

House of Fame

4

Mercury

House of Wealth

5

Saturn

House of Kingly Position

2

Jupiter

House of Extremity

1

Moon

House of Impermanence 

6

Mars

House of Sickly

The birthday planet has a special place in Mahabote analysis. Suppose somebody has been born on a Thursday, in that case the birthday planet will be Jupiter (for Monday it will be the Moon,  Tuesday Mars, Wednesday Mercury, Friday Venus, Saturday Saturn, Sunday the Sun). In the Mahabote chart the birthday planet will be underlined.     

Exception: If somebody is born on a Wednesday after 12.00 then the birthday planet will not be Mercury but Rahu (also called the North Node in Western Astrology). In the Mahabote chart Mercury will be replaced by Rahu

The grey houses are houses that cause problems on one way or another. Here is a short analysis of these houses in the example chart.

House 2: The House of Extremity is the house of all or nothing. Planets that are in this house tend to manifest in an extreme manner. In this case Jupiter is found in the House of Extremity. It is possible that the person manifests his views (falls under Jupiter) in an extreme manner. It is also possible that he manifests his need on broadening his horizon in an extreme manner. For example: making many trips. Because Jupiter is the birthday planet this house is very important for the person.

House 1: The House of Impermanence: Planets that are placed in this house tend to manifest themselves in an impermanent way. The Moon has to do with the mother, the environment, emotions. All these contents are unstable. The Moon has to do with the mother, the environment, emotions. It is possible that the person has difficulties to deal with his emotions or that the home environment causes problems.

House 6: The House of Sickly. This is the most difficult house of the chart. In this house we find the biggest problems. In the example chart we find Mars, the planet of manliness, power and energy in this house. This can mean that somebody has problems with manliness, power and energy. Planets that are in this house may cause diseases. In that case the person is sensitive to diseases that have to do with Mars like inflammation.

The green houses have a more positive meaning. You will find a short analysis of those houses below:

House 3: House of Fame: This house shows how the person is known. In this case we find the Sun in the House of Fame. It is possible that the person is known as a leader. Suppose we would have had the Moon in the House of Fame. In that case the person would be known as being caring and sensitive. This house shows how somebody appears to the world.

House 4: House of Wealth: This house gives information on what makes a person happy. With Mercury in house 4 communication and thinking (which fall under Mercury) makes the person happy. Suppose we had the Moon in house 4, in that case taking care for others would make the person happy.

House 5: House van Kingly Position: This house shows the goals of a person. It shows what he tries to accomplish, but he will never succeed, at least not in his own eyes. The person in this example wants to structure his life (structuring falls under Saturn). However, it is very questionable whether he will succeed in his own eyes. Suppose another person has the Sun in house 5. In that case the person will try to be a leader, but he will have a hard time trying to accomplish that.

House 7: House of the Leader. This house gives information on what motivates a certain person and what his or her talents are. In this example the person will be motivated by beauty and kindness (characteristics of Venus.

On the basis of this example have we seen that Mahabote is capable of giving an interesting analysis of the personality. However, Mahabote has more possibilities.

EXERCISE

Calculate your own Mahabote chart. Give a short interpretation like the one being done in the above example.

SOME GUIDANCE WITH THE EXERCISE

In lesson 3 you will find a table. In this table you can see what falls under certain planets. This is a useful tool for making a chart interpretation. For example in the example chart we have Mars in the House of Sickly. This can give problems with everything that falls under Mars, like the husband, the military, medical staff, power, assertiveness and bone.

If somebody, like in the above chart, has Venus in the House of Leader then that person will be motivated by women (or will be motivated by developing female qualities), art and doing business. Beauty and doing good deeds is important to him.

It is certainly helpful to look at the columns PERSONS, CLASS, MEANING and BODYPART of that table when you make the interpretation.

Learn Mahabote in 7 lessons, based on your own chart. Click here to applicate for the correspondence course Mahabote, course sent by internet $ 150, sent by regular mail $ 175.

TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE COURSE MATERIAL 

INTRODUCTION

LESSON 1: CALCULATING THE MAHABOTE CHART

LESSON 2: RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PLANETS

LESSON 3: REMEDIAL MEASURES

LESSON 4: ASPECTS

1. THE GRAND TRINE
2. THE MINOR TRIANGLE
3. THE SQUARE
4. THE CORE
5. ASPECTS BETWEEN TWO HOUSES

LESSON 5: AUSPICIOUS DIRECTIONS

LESSON 6 PLANETARY PERIODS

1. RAHU/MERCURY
2. SUBPERIODS
3. PERIODS OF MAIN INFLUENCE

LESSON 7: THE CHART OF THE YEAR

Learn Mahabote in 7 lessons, based on your own chart, course sent through internet $ 150, sent by regular mail $ 175.

The Mahabote course offers information on:

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First step: birth and address information

Please write an email to roeland@dirah.org

In that email mention:

1. Your name.

2. Your full address:
> Street, house number,
> Town of residence, postal or zip code,
> State in which you live, country in which you live.

3. Your birth data:
> Day of birth (between 1 and 31)
> Month of birth, To prevent confusion please write the name of the month in full. For example not 3 but March.
> Town of birth (in case it is a small town place mention the nearest city), state of birth, country of birth.

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The course material will be sent as a Word file when the payment is completed. 

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