What is Transit in Vedic Astrology
The point of the zodiac rising at the eastern horizon when a native is born, is
called Lagna or the ascendant. The position of the planets incorporated in
relation to this point in various zodiacal signs/houses, in a specified manner,
is generally called the horoscope of the native, which is a chart depicting the
position of the planets in various signs/ Nakshatras in the zodiac with
reference to a fixed reference point, called lagna, at the time of the event,
birth of the native, at the particular time and place. The sign and Nakshtra,
wherein Moon is placed is called Janam Sign (or Moon lagna) and Janam Nakshtra
This position is fixed for all times to come, since neither the event nor the
time can ever be repeated. This fixed planetary position at the time & place of
birth is capable of being assessed for the promises inherent in it as per
Prarbdha Karma of the native.
With passage of time, these promises unfold gradually but certainly in an order
as per dasha system, a feature unique to Vedic astrology. However the zodiac or
the universe is constantly moving as per various cosmic rules along with the
position of the planets having definite cycles of time.
The cumulative cyclic effects produced thereafter by the constantly changing
positions of the planets with reference to their original or natal or radical
position of planets/ houses/ signs produce the change of life in day-to-day
affairs and is called “Transit/ Gochar” and determines or delivers the inherent
promise stored in the horoscope of the native.