What are the
differences between the Parashara and Jaimini system of Vedic astrology.
Parashara system has fixed karakas whereas Jaimini system uses a method
of variable karakas. Karaka is the representative of a particular area
of life or a relationship or of oneself. Under Parashari system, Sun
will always indicate a father as a natural indicator (karaka). Under the
Jaimini system, these karakas change as per the degrees the planets get.
Jaimini has a system of argala and its dasha is based on signs instead
of planets. Yet both systems are complimentary to each other and can be
used to confirm predictions. Many believe that Jaimini system is only an
elaboration of some of the principles given in Parashari method of
analysis. We believe this to be true.