How to read d60 shashtiamsha chart in vedic astrology

Shashtiamsha is seen for all aspects of life like birth chart. It should be used as an independent chart and same technique for analysis should be used as for lagna chart. Parashara has given shashtiamsha chart more importance than the birth and navamsa chart. To treart shashtiamsha as an independent chart, you should have correct birth time. Shashtiamsha lagna changes in every 2 minutes therefore birth time should be accurate.

There is a misconception that D60 chart is used see past life this is not so true. Sage Parashara emphasizes Shastiamsha as the most important chart, he said that look into Shastiamsa for "all matters" since Shastiamsha specifies Sanchita Karma i.e. karma that we are destined to face in this life.

Houses whose lords are placed in benefic shashtiamsha, results for those houses are good but houses whose lords are placed in malefic shashtiamsha, positive traits for those houses are destroyed.

Always look for yogas in Shastiamsha and time the results of these yogas using Mooladasa.

Access D-60 CHART as any other chart in the following manner:

A. Good Yogas indicate auspicious karma in past life, and Bad Yogas indicate bad karma in past life and will be the cause to give happiness and miseries in the present life.
B. Transits, yogas and dasha should also be analysed from D60 chart.
C. IF exalted planets in D-60 chart are the lords of 3, 6, 8, 12 houses of D-1 CHART,
this indicates the native will waste the advantage of good karma done in past life
and miss opportunities.
D. If birth time is not accurate, linking of D60 and D1 should be used for assessing results.
E. Each of the 60 Shashtiamsa is assigned a deity , which are either auspicious or
inauspicious or of mix in nature. Even, planet is in exaltation, but inauspicious
Shashtiamsa will give miseries in that direction of life and vice versa. Lot of
emphasis is put in BPHS as well as in ChamatkaChintamani on this point. This is
also used in rectification of birth time and helps to adopt suitable ayanamsa.
Adopting the True nodes also yields to better results.
F. There are 60 KARNA in one Lunar Month and 60 Shashtiamsa in a sign. Both are
controller of profession. BPHS gives a list of possible vocations for each
Shashtiamsa. This also has a practical application.