Importance of the Main Period, Sub Period and Sub-sub Period of your horoscope

In our Indian System of Vedic Astrology, main periods (Maha Dasha), sub-periods (Antar Dasha) and sub-sub periods (Pratyantar Dasha) has a lot of importance. It depends on the birth constellation (Nakshatra) of the native that which planet’s main period will start from the time of the birth of the native. A person enjoys the main period of the lord of his birth nakshatra at the beginning of his life. And birth nakshatra is very much depended on the degrees of the Moon at the time of the birth of the person

The sequence goes on systematically one by one from Ketu, Venus, Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury. The main period of Ketu continues for seven years. Venus’ main period is twenty years long. The main period of the Sun spans for six years. The Moon main period goes on for ten years. The main period of planet Mars takes seven years to complete. The rahu main period continues for eighteen years. Then Jupiter’s main period comes to go on sixteen years. Saturn also takes nineteen years to complete the main period. Then Mercury’s main period goes on for seventeen years.

The main period of the planet of luxury and comfort, Venus, lasts the longest duration i.e., twenty years and the shortest main period is of the Sun, which continues for six years only. Duration wise the sequence is like this: Venus for 20 years, Saturn for 19 years, Rahu for 18 years, Mercury for 17 years, Jupiter for 16 years, the Moon for 10 years, Mars and Ketu for 7 years each and the Sun continues for 6 years. Serial wise this sequence goes like Ketu, Venus, the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Rahu, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury.

Sub-period of other planets in the main period of one planet goes on systematically starting with the main period of the operating planet itself, like Ketu-Ketu, Ketu-Venus, Ketu-Sun, Ketu-Moon, Ketu-Mars, Ketu-Rahu, Ketu-Jupiter, Ketu-Saturn, and Ketu-Mercury. These sub-periods have different time periods of durations. Ketu sub-period in the main period of Ketu itself goes on for 4 months and 27 days. Following Ketu-Venus sub-period lasts for 14 months. Then Ketu-Sun sub-period comes for 4 months and 6 days. Next, it is Ketu-Moon sub-period, which goes on for 7 months. After that Ketu-Mars sub-period comes to continue for 4 months and 27 days. Sub-period of Rahu in the main period of Ketu continues for 12 months and 18 days. Then comes the Ketu-Jupiter sub period which lasts for 11 months and 6 days. Sub-period of Saturn in the main period of Ketu has a time span of 13 months and 9 days. Ketu main period concludes with the sub-period of Mercury which goes on for 11 months and 27 days.

The main period of Ketu is followed by the main period of Venus. In the beginning, Venus-Venus sub-period operates for 40 months. Then comes the Venus-Sun sub-period, which has a duration of 12 months. Next is sub-period of the Moon, which lasts for 20 months. Sub-period of Mars comes after sub-period of the Moon, to continue for 14 months. Then it is sub-period of Rahu, which has a duration of 36 months. Sub-period of Jupiter in the main period of Venus goes on for 32 months. Then Saturn sub period follows to continue for 38 months. Next, it is sub-period of Mercury, which lasts for 34 months. Finally, Ketu sub-period in the main period of Venus goes on for 14 months.

The Sun’s sub-period in the main period of the Sun itself goes on for 3 months and 18 days. Following Sun-Moon sub-period lasts for 6 months. Then the Sun-Mars sub-period comes for 4 months and 6 days. Next, it is Sun-Rahu sub-period, which goes on for 10 months and 24 days. After that Sun-Jupiter sub-period comes to continue for 9 months and 18 days. Sub-period of Saturn in the main period of the Sun continues for 11 months and 12 days. Then comes the Sun-Mercury sub period which lasts for 10 months and 6 days. Sub-period of Ketu in the main period of the Sun has a time span of 4 months and 6 days. The Sun’s main period concludes with the sub-period of Venus which goes on for 12 months.

The main period of the Sun is followed by the main period of the Moon. In the beginning, Moon-Moon sub-period operates for 10 months. Then comes the Moon-Mars sub-period, which has a duration of 7 months. Next sub-period is of Rahu, which lasts for 18 months. Sub-period of Jupiter comes after sub-period of Rahu, to continue for 16 months. Then it is sub-period of Saturn, which has a duration of 19 months. Sub-period of Mercury in the main period of Moon goes on for 17 months. Then Ketu sub-period follows to continue for 7 months. Next, it is sub-period of Venus, which lasts for 20 months. Finally, the Sun’s sub-period in the main period of the Moon goes on for 6 months.

Energetic planet Mars’ sub-period in the main period of Mars itself goes on for 4 months and 27 days. Following Mars-Rahu sub-period lasts for 12 months and 18 days. Then the Mars-Jupiter sub-period comes for 11 months and 6 days. Next, it is Mars-Saturn sub-period, which goes on for 13 months and 9 days. After that Mars-Mercury sub-period comes to continue for 11 months and 27 days. Sub-period of Ketu in the main period of planet Mars continues for 4 months and 27 days. Then comes the Mars-Venus sub period which lasts for 14 months. Sub-period of the Sun in the main period of Mars has a time span of 4 months and 6 days. Mars’ main period concludes with the sub-period of the Moon, which goes on for 7 months only.

The main period of Mars is followed by the main period of shadowy planet Rahu. In the beginning, Rahu-Rahu sub-period operates for 32 months and 12 days. Then comes the Rahu-Jupiter sub-period, which has a duration of 28 months and 24 days. Next is sub-period of Saturn, which lasts for 34 months and 6 days. Sub-period of Mercury comes after sub-period of Jupiter, to continue for 30 months and 18 days. Then it is sub-period of Ketu, which has a duration of 12 months and 18 days. Sub-period of Venus in the main period of Rahu goes on for 36 months. Then sub-period of the Sun follows to continue for 10 months and 24 days. Next, it is sub-period of the Moon, which lasts for 18 months. Finally, Mars’ sub-period in the main period of Rahu goes on for 12 months and 18 days.

Most auspicious planet Jupiter’s sub-period in the main period of Jupiter itself goes on for 25 months and 18 days. Following Jupiter-Saturn sub-period lasts for 30 months and 12 days. Then Jupiter-Mercury sub-period comes for 27 months and 6 days. Next, it is Jupiter-Ketu sub-period, which goes on for 11 months and 6 days. After that Jupiter-Venus sub-period comes to continue for 32 months. Sub-period of the Sun in the main period of planet Jupiter continues for 9 months and 18 days. Then comes the Jupiter-Moon sub period which lasts for 16 months. Sub-period of Mars in the main period of Jupiter has a time span of 11 months and 6 days. Jupiter’s main period concludes with the sub-period of Rahu which goes on for 28 months and 24 days.

The main period of Jupiter is followed by the main period of the slowest moving planet of our universe, Saturn. In the beginning, Saturn-Saturn sub period operates for 36 months and 3 days. Then comes Saturn-Mercury sub period, which has a duration of 32 months and 9 days. Next is sub period of Ketu, which lasts for 13 months and 9 days. Sub period of Venus comes after sub period of Ketu, to continue for 38 months. Then it is sub period of the Sun, which has a duration of 11 months and 12 days. Sub period of the Moon in the main period of Saturn goes on for 19 months. Then sub period of Mars follows to continue for 13 months and 9 days. Next it is sub period of Rahu, which lasts for 34 months and 6 days. Finally, Jupiter’s sub period in the main period of Saturn goes on for 30 months and 12 days.

Sub period of most intelligent planet Mercury in the main period of Mercury itself goes on for 28 months and 27 days. Following Mercury-Ketu sub period lasts for 11 months and 27 days. Then Mercury-Venus sub period comes for 34 months. Next it is Mercury-Sun sub period, which goes on for 10 months and 6 days. After that Mercury-Moon sub period comes to continue for 17 months. Sub period of Mars in the main period of planet Mercury continues for 11 months and 27 days. Then comes Mercury-Rahu sub period which lasts for 30 months and 18 days. Sub period of Jupiter in the main period of Mercury has a time span of 27 months and 6 days. Main period of Mercury conclude with the sub period of Saturn which goes on for 32 months and 9 days.

While predicting an event of a native, Maha Dasha, AntarDasha and Pratyantar Dasha plays a very important role to fructify the important events of a native’s life. It has utmost importance to find out the time of marriage of a person or child birth in the family. Education and professional progress is also determined according to the main period, sub period and sub-sub periods going on in the concerned person’s horoscope.

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