Tithis and Why They Are Essential for Your Happiness? Find Out Now!

By: Future Point | 11-Aug-2021
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Tithis and Why They Are Essential for Your Happiness? Find Out Now!

Sometimes we wonder why for some people prayers and actions immediately reap good fortune and success, while for others positive results come at a slow pace? 

According to Vedic astrology the answers lie in two main streams:


The foremost reason is the timing of doing the action. According to the ancient intuitive Indian seers – the Rishis – time is everything. An action started during an auspicious time-window will bring desired results. Conversely, if we commence exactly the same action during difficult astrological conditions we are most likely to fail. Hence we should trust the age old practice of doing things at astrological conducive periods. 


The second reason is our karmic bondage which is responsible for the particular mindset we possess as an individual. Our thinking process is nothing but the outcome of our past lives karmic heritage. Our mindset forms the basis for the events we experience in this life. How do we react to the given situations are also due to our karmic impressions.

For example — if some individual’s karmic deeds are meant to bring a comfortable life to him, then he will intuitively take right decisions at the right time. So karma and time are interrelated.

So, time is very important as right action initiated at the right time decides an individual’s fate and success in life. Among the innumerable tools and techniques for studying and understanding time, 

Vedic astrology involves with great accuracy the study of the Tithis – or Moon days — and their influence on human consciousness.

Talk to the best astrologers in India to know the auspicious tithis for commencement of any important activity and related success.

All lunar phases have been divided according to the actual position of the Moon in relation to the Sun and the Earth.

So the Tithis have been formed 15 for the waxing phases (or Shukla Paksha) and 15 for the waning phases (or Krishna Paksha).

Moon plays a dominant role when it comes to our moods, emotions and perceptions. Our minds remain more energetic and positive during the brighter, waxing cycle. Initiating new projects is recommended at this time.

But when the moon light gradually diminishes during its waning cycle, our minds become more introverted and we tend to indulge in self-analysis, meditation and contemplation. This is the period of self evaluation and elimination of what is not working any longer in our lives is most supported during this phase.

Usually the 10th and the 11th Moon are considered highly auspicious for both materialistic and spiritual gains. But the 8th and the 9th Moon will create hurdles and sometimes failure.

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What actually are Tithis and how do they affect our lives?

The science of Astrology involves study based on scientific calculations of constellations and planetary movements. These movements are believed to influence every aspect of people’s lives on Earth. These planetary movements as the markers of time help people to understand time cycles, from birth till the end of life. 

Study of Tithis forms an important concept in vedic astrology. A Tithi is the first phase of the 16 phases of the Moon. Every single phase is called a lunar day. There are 15 Tithis in the complete waxing cycle of the Moon (Shukla Paksha or the brighter phase) commencing from Amavasya (the last day of the dark half of a lunar month) and ends at Purnima (Full Moon). Similarly, the other 15 Tithis are a part of the waning cycle of the moon (Krishna Paksha or the darker phase) that commences from the Purnima and ends at Amavasya.

The Tithi is defined based on the correlation between the Sun and the Moon. The first Tithi is when the Moon is 12° away from the Sun after the New Moon or Full Moon (Amavasya or Purnima). The second Tithi is the next 12-degree of the Moon away from the Sun and so on. Unlike days that are based on the time of sunrise, the Tithis can change any time of the day or night as they aren’t dependent on the Solar day. 

Tithis in astrology can be found from any horoscope or birth chart if we know the positions of the Sun and Moon in the birth chart. In Indian Astrology, the calculation of the Tithis commences from Pratipada (The first day in each half of the lunar month) of the Shukla-Paksha. Each of the Tithis has been given a specified name, a ruling planet, and can be used in muhurtas for any auspicious event. 

Significance of Tithis and Pakshas in Astrology 

In scientific terms, tithis in astrology is one of the five elements of the Hindu panchang or ephemeris, the rest 5 are Nakshatra, yoga, Vara, and Karana. The duration of each Tithi may vary between 21.5 hours to 26 hours. The traditional Indian Hindu calendar and almost all religious Hindu festivals are calculated based on Tithis. In Hindu culture, auspicious mahurats are determined on the basis of tithis. Every kind of auspicious work is categorized according to these tithis only.

Tithis and Their Deities

To facilitate the selection of a positive “time Shakti” (or window) for your day to day and other important activities, we have listed the meaning of each Tithi and its respective ruling deity (or deities). Reads as follows:

Shukla Paksha – Waxing Cycle

1st Waxing (Shukla Pratipada) ruled by Kubera, God of wealth and Brahma, the Creator God. It is excellent for planning and developing strategies for projects. It’s not considered good for auspicious ceremonies or travels.

2nd Waxing (Shukla Dwitiya) ruled by Lord Vivadeva. It is considered auspicious for marriage, shopping wedding related articles, installation of deities. It is not auspicious for disputes or fights.

3rd Waxing (Shukla Trititya) ruled by Shiva and his consort Gouri. It is considered an auspicious tithi for house warming, construction, artistic endeavors. It is again not auspicious for conflicts and litigations.

4th Waxing (Shukla Chaturthi) ruled by Ganesha. Good for creating strategic plans against competitors and not good for any auspicious ceremonies.

5th Waxing (Shukla Panchami) ruled by Lalitha Tripura Sundari. It is an auspicious tithi for almost everything.

6th Waxing (Shukla Shasti) ruled by Muruga. Good for buying real estate, precious stones and jewelry.

7th Waxing (Shukla Saptami) ruled by Surya, the Sun God. It is considered auspicious for wedding ceremonies.

8th Waxing (Shukla Ashtami) ruled by Durga. It is considered inauspicious for most activities, except for pitru puja.

9th Waxing (Shukla Navami) ruled by Goddess Saraswati. Good for activities against enemies and rivals. It is inauspicious for auspicious ceremonies and travels.

10th Waxing (Shukla Dashami) ruled by Veerabhadra, the general of Shiva’s army, and the God of Dharma. It’s auspicious for all events, including auspicious ceremonies and house or office inaugurations.

11th Waxing (Shukla Ekadashi) ruled by Vishnu and is auspicious for wedding ceremonies and for fasting. This time-window allows us to align with the energy of the Lord of wealth- Vishnu.

12th Waxing (Shukla Dwadashi) ruled by Vishnu. Good for planning and developing strategies, donations and fasting.

13th Waxing (Shukla Tryadashi) ruled by Shiva and Kamadeva. Good for writing work, for eliminations of karmic bondage through sacrificial rituals and dancing.

14th Waxing (Shukla Chaturdashi) ruled by Rudra, an ancient and fierce form of Shiva. This aggressive energy is best utilized for worship of this God only.

15th Waxing (Poornima, or Full Moon), it is an auspicious tithi for the worship of goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati and Parvati asking for manifestation of wishes. It’s an auspicious day for ceremonies and spiritual practices.

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Krishna Paksha – Waning Cycle

1st Waning (Krishna Pratipada) ruled by Durga and favors planning for projects and medical treatments. Not good for any auspicious events.

2nd Waning (Krishna Dwatiya) ruled by Vayu, God of the wind. It is considered good for construction of buildings and pilgrimage.

3rd Waning (Krishna Tritiya) ruled by Agni, God of fire. Good for construction and artistic pursuits.

4th Waning (Krishna Chaturthi) ruled by Ganesha. Good for removal of obstacles. Not auspicious for sacred activities.

5th Waning (Krishna Panchami) ruled by the Serpent deities, Nagas. It’s good for spiritual practices and pilgrimage.

6th Waning (Krishna Shasthi) ruled by Mars. It is an auspicious tithi for medical procedures and real estate transactions.

7th Waning (Krishna Saptami) ruled by the sages and Indra. Not auspicious for ceremonies. It’s good for making strategies to overcome obstacles.

8th Waning (Krisha Ashtami) ruled by a form of Shiva, Kala Bhairava, the God of time. It’s not good for any auspicious ceremonies and activities, negotiations or medical treatments.

9th Waning (Krishna Navami) ruled by Yama and Durga. This is probably the most inauspicious of all phases. Best activities are strategic planning for future endeavors and enemies and competitors.

10th Waning (Krishna Dashami) ruled by Jupiter and the God of Dharma. It is auspicious for all ceremonies and events and meeting with dignitaries.

11th Waning (Krishna Ekadashi), it is considered good for buying gold and jewelry and also keeping fast to appease lord Vishnu.

12th Waning (Krishna Dwadashi) ruled by Venus. Good for donating food and money.

13th Waning (Krishna Triodashi) ruled by Nandi, Shiva’s bull. Good for spiritual rituals, yoga and meditation.

14th Waning (Krisha Chaturdashi) ruled by Rudra. Good for spiritual practice, Shiva worship and planning for overcoming difficulties. Not good for marriage or auspicious ceremonies.

15th Waning (Amavasya or New Moon) also called the “no Moon day” as it’s the darkest phase. This day is ruled by Kali. Good for meditation, donating food to people and animals, and ancestral rituals. Not good for marriage ceremonies or starting a new activity — it is mandatory to wait until the first waxing Moon for launching any new projects.

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Influence of Tithis on an individual’s personality

According to Vedic astrology, an individual’s birth Tithi can have a major influence on their life and personality. So, while making astrological predictions, someone who’s born in the Shukla paksha or a Krishna paksha will have similar traits if their Tithis are the same. It is believed that the characteristics of an individual born on the same Tithi of the waxing or waning lunar cycle are the same. However, it’s not the case with people with Amavasya as their birth Tithi.

According to Tithis in Astrology, a child born in Shukla paksha is known to be rich, hardworking, and well versed in Shastras. He/she will be an extremely learned individual and will also know how to progress in his/her life. Apart from pakshas, another factor that shapes our personality and fate is whether we’re born during the daytime or at night or on any specific Tithi.

As per astrology, people/babies born on Amavasya are slow at learning things and gaining knowledge when they’re young, but as they grow up, they get transformed not just by themselves but also put a deep impression on the people in their environment. Such children tend to focus on self-realization and acquiring political knowledge. Some astrologers consider a childbirth during Amavasya tithi least auspicious as it’s believed that negative energy is more active and powerful on the New Moon night which may bring defects in his/her kundali.

Yavana Jathaka. An astrological text states the influence of Tithis (Lunar days) on an individual’s personality born under a particular ‘Tithi’. It goes like this: 

1st  Pratipada-  The person born in this lunar day will get a noble wife but he might indulge in extra-marital affairs.

2nd  Dwitiya-  The person born on this day will seek the truth. He will be favourite of all and will be skilled at using weapons. This person will remain happy right from the time of birth, and will pay attention to his/her work.

3rd  Tritiya-  Those born on this day have immoral traits and they seek immoral company as well. They tend to harm people due to their tremendous negative energy.

4th  Charturthi-  Those born on this day are greedy and selfish. They are secretive, fierce, adventurous, fickle-minded, and crafty.

5th  Panchami- Those born on this day will be blessed with intelligence and longevity. They possess strong moral values.

6th Sashthi-  Those born on this day tend to have more male child. They will enjoy sensual pleasures and a big social circle.

7th Saptami  Those born on this day will be rich and will possess good character. They will respect elders and learned men.

8th  Ashtami  People born on Ashtami are loyal to their partners and have many interests. They speak sweetly and impressively.

9th  Navami  Those born on this day are passionate and courageous. They pursue any kind of art form and prove fatal to their rivals.

10th  Dasami  Those born on this day will be highly successful in business pursuits. They possess high intellect, well-versed in sciences, and have strong convictions.

11th  Ekadasi- Those born on this day lack moral values. They are jealous of others and accompany other women.

12th  Dwadasi-  The person born on this day will be popular amidst females and will amass wealth. This person will have many enemies but will win over them.

13th  Trayodasi-  The person born on this day will have a wide circle of relatives who will add to their happiness. This person will be pure at heart and will enjoy sound health. They will infuse great care and perfection in whatever they do.

14th  Chaturadasi  The persons born on this day will have a healthy body and impressive personality. They will have their own convictions about everything.

15th(in the bright half of the month) poornima-The person born on this day will keep long hair, live up to 80 years of age, and will be highly fortunate in all undertakings.

15th (in the dark half of the month) Amavasya- The person born on this tithi will become a fear to his opponents and will enjoy a good life.

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