Ed redefined the karaka fields like this, ranked from highest degree to lowest. See his website, his book on Ayurveda, and this book on astrology.
1. Spiritual Path — There are eight archetypal spiritual disciplines.
2. Wealth — Your primal desires and how they support or distract you from your spiritual aspirations.
3. Relationships — Your personal style of interacting with others.
4. Career Nature — Your professional aptitudes and how to be happy at work.
5. Creative Play — How to find satisfaction in recreation.
6. Dharma — How to serve society through an understanding of your caste nature.
7. Mental Health — Your emotional and energetic needs: How to best relieve stress and maintain a constant state of restful dynamism.
8. Physical Health — How to achieve optimum health and longevity in accord with your unique physical strengths and challenges.
According to my research Tarablida used an alternative ayanamsha. I think he was influenced by a student of Sri Aurobindo – Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet – who placed the zero-point of sidereal and tropical Aries at 234 BCE.
I spent a lot of time mining Tarabilda’s website and noted every planet, house, sign, nakshatra, dasha that he mentioned. Working backwards I am unable to pinpoint the exact date that Edward used though it does seem to be in the vicinity of 234 BCE.
I’ve settled on the the vernal equinox on 21 March 234 BCE. But it could be the vernal equinox in 232 BCE. Either way it works for every chart on Tarabilda’s website and for every chart published by Gandharva Sauls on Facebook. The difference between these two dates has a tiny effect on 20th century charts – about 0°02. So if you’re dealing with a planet on the cusp then keep this in mind. (If you find a chart where 0°02 changes the ordering of the planets then please let me know. It will help to pinpoint the correct ayanamsha.)
If you use software like Kala which allows customs ayanamshas then set it like this:
Other software programs may give you the option to change existing ayanamshas. In this case the range to adjust the Lahiri ayanamsha is: – 7° 9′ 42” (232 BCE) to – 7° 11′ 15” (234 BCE).
Also, Tarabilda used mean nodes. Mean nodes are important. I’ve found two charts – one of them mine – that require this setting to make the formula work.
He used regular Vimshottari dashas.
An Alternative Formula
Some people use the Lahiri ayanamsha to calculate the blueprint. You can make up your own mind about its efficacy.
Ordering of the Planets
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of the three archetypal orderings of the planets in delineating the principles of spiritual science. It is the basis for virtually all aspects of The Art of Multi-Dimensional Living. Study these orderings well with both your intellect and your intuition; then you will come upon true Insight!
Unfortunately, this knowledge is lost. If you want to understand the ordering of the planets – aka the script – then you will have to work it out for yourself.
In my opinion some important clues in understanding the script are:
- The numbers of the planets (1. Sun 2. Moon, 3. Mars, etc)
- The shapes of the planets (1. Point 2. Line 3. Triangle, etc)
- Rudolf Steiner’s theory of evolution of consciousness through planetary phases
- Aligning the script with the houses. This follows the principle that the planets may be placed on the chart forwards and backwards around the chart. (I got this idea from Ernst Wilhelm.) This puts Rahu between Jupiter and Venus. See a longer explanation here.
The longer I studied this work the more I understand why Ed was reluctant to share parts of it. It’s not that it is necessarily secret but more that it is personal.