Stalker wrote:Deja vu.In astrology, a dwadasama, which is also called a dwad, duad or dwadachamsha is 1/12th of a zodiacal sign. The dwadasama was developed by Hindu astrologers who broke the 30 degree sign down into 12 equal parts of 2.5 degrees each. It is based upon the principal of the part being a reflection of the whole, and 12 signs of the zodiac were placed within the confines of one sign. It is believed that these signs within a sign, by virtue of their planetary rulers, account for subtle shadings of expression found in different degrees of that sign. Therefore, in addition to the sign having a primary planetary ruler, it would also have a sub-ruler, based upon which dwadasama it is placed in.
For example, if an individual's Sun is placed in 10 degrees 51 minutes Aquarius then their Sun sign would be ruled by Uranus, but the dwad, being in the range of 10 to 10.5 degrees would be placed within Gemini, so the individual's sub-ruler would be Mercury, which rules Gemini.
Stalker wrote:Written by Philip Graves - 3 Jan 2004
A further subdivision of the decanates with their secondary sign influences as expounded in the first table above is into 2½º portions called Dwa-da-Shamsas or Dwads. The tertiary sign influence of the first dwad in each decan is accorded as for the secondary influence of the decan; then each subsequent dwad takes on a tertiary coloration of the following sign in the zodiac. Thus, for example, the complete dwad listing for Aries is as follows:
According to Bernice Grebner, the decanate influence shows the purpose of the sign placement for the individual, while the dwad influence shows the conditions influencing the individual, or the means of dealing with problems presented by the placement.Dwads are like another Zodiac within each horoscope sign. Dwads are most commonly used in Vedic Astrology and not so much in Western Astrology. Dwads are an underlying influence, they do not just emphasize radix placements, they also add a whole lot of new content to all your astrological interpretations. Dwads can be seen as sub-types of horoscope signs describing deep inner characteristics you are trying to develop and express through your Sun-Sign and through your whole birth chart. If you manage not to express those inner resources, you may then project them onto others and sort of live your own dwads through them.
Traditionally, the Zodiac is first divided into 12 signs and then each of these signs into twelve dwads (from the Sanskrit dwadasamsa). Each dwad is two and one half degrees. The first dwad in each sign is ruled by the sign itself, the second by the next sign and so on. Thus, for instance in Aries the first dwad is ruled by Aries, the second by Taurus, the third one by Gemini... Likewise in Taurus: the first dwad is ruled by Taurus, the second one by Gemini, the third one by Cancer...
Although dwads reflect deeper inner potentials than your birth chart, they have a way of influencing your outer life and personality as well, even the way you look. Dwads are often extremely useful in rectification, because quite often the first impression we have of someone may be more influenced by her or his Ascendant's dwad than by anything else. The first impression is kind of gut feeling, it comes from deep within, from dwads. When we have more time to study the person we meet, then we begin to react to her or his Ascendant.
In relationships dwad can be very powerful. We do not only find people who truly resemble our dwads, often we unconsciously project dwads on our partners, sometimes without them having any resemblance at all. Dwads' unconscious power is sometimes quite remarkable in making us blind to our own projections which, of course, makes the relationship quite frustrating for the partner who may feel that he or she is not seen at all. The partner lives then in a same kind of situation than many a Neptunian with her or his invisible identity. The more intensive and powerful the relationship is, the more enlightening dwads usually are...
Any time you wonder how two people with quite similar horoscopes can be so different, look at their dwads. You may see how one of your Leonian friends is truly a pure Leo (Sun in Leo's Leo-dwad) and yet another Leonian friend is more like a Virgo wit all her or his critical talents (Sun in Leo's Virgo-dwad), and the third one is extremely sensitive and compassionate (Sun in Leo's Pisces-dwad). Or why a Scorpio you know has such a talkative and light personality (Sun in Scorpio's Gemini-dwad). And so on.
If you want to take an even deeper journey inwards, you can also calculate so-called super-dwads by dividing each dwad further into twelve parts - and then using your super-dwads to study an even deeper layer of your personality. Just remember that for good results with super-dwads your birth-time must be almost exact.
I sure hope someone will take the challenge. I'd like to hear responses on that.
The dwad chart/Calculating dwads
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Notice how your Sun's duad is the same sign as your Asc. Duads in the Sun, Asc, and Moon often connect to the those placements itself.MKing wrote:In other words, they play a role similar to Decans. Hmm...I never really understood Dwads or Decans.
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