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# Tibetan-English Glossary of Astrology Terms

The following list of suggested English equivalents for Tibetan astrology and astronomy technical terms is arranged according to English alphabetical order. It was compiled according to the explanations of Gen Lodro-gyatso, with the help of Tsedrub Negi and Phunrab Tencho, all of the Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute, Dharamsala, India.

Tibetan | English |
---|---|

‘bras-bu bdag-po | ruler who wishes to know the divined result |

‘brid-pa | subtract |

‘brug | dragon (#2 of the 12 animal cycle, when the count is begun with
yos, hare, as 1) |

‘bul-ba | add |

‘bum | hundred thousands place (in a number) |

‘byor-pa | enrichments (= the number 10) |

‘byung-’gros | origin (or steady) gait (of a planet, neither fast nor slow) |

‘byung-ba | elements (= the number 5) |

‘byung-ba bzhi | four elements (= earth, water, fire, and wind, in the Kalachakra system) |

‘byung-ba lnga | five elements (= earth, water, fire, metal, wood, in the Chinese system) |

‘byung-rtsis | element calculations |

‘chi-ba’i sbyor | death conjunction (#10 of the 10 lesser matchings, the matching of fire and water, when the count is begun with 1) |

‘chi-bslu’i lo | death-cheating years |

‘das-khyim | fully passed (previous) sign of the zodiac |

‘das-lo | fully passed years (since the start of a 60-year cycle) |

‘das-zhag | fully passed (previous) day |

‘das-zla | fully passed months (since the start of a year) |

‘dod-cha | thirteen-part parts unit-place (the base-13 smallest unit-place, called “parts,” calculated for the value of lunar dates, lunar weekdays, and the sun’s position in the precis system of calculations) |

‘dod-pa | types of beings on the plane of sensory desires (= types of Desire Realm beings = the number 13) |

‘dod-yon | sense objects (= the number 5) |

‘du-byed | affecting impulses (#2 of the 12 natal links of dependent arising) |

‘dzin-byed grangs | place-holding number |

‘dzin-pa | holding (#7 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

‘gros-bzhi | four types of gaits (or motion of planets: fast, slow, origin or steady, and turn-bending or zigzag) |

‘jig-rten | worlds (= the number 3) |

‘jug-pa | avatars (of Vishnu) (= the number 10) |

‘khon-’dzin | holding a grudge (#26 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

‘khor-lo | round of figures (by which one divides all the unit-places of a number to even them out) |

‘khor-lo | circle (of the zodiac) (= the number 27) |

‘khor-los ‘phul | divide by a round (of figures) (= even out the unit-places) (= ‘ khor-los bsgril-ba) |

‘khor-los bsgril-ba | divide by round (of figures) (= even out the unit-places) (= ‘khor-los ‘phul) |

‘khor-phyed | half-circle (shaped box) |

‘khor-phyed | half a zodiac (of 27 lunar constellations) |

‘khor-phyed | opposition (of two planets) |

‘khrig | coitus (= the number 2) |

‘khrig-pa | Gemini (Skt.
mithuna) (#3 of the 12 signs of the zodiac, when the count is begun with 0) |

‘khro-ba | furious deities (= the number 10) |

‘khyog-’gros | turn-bending (or lateral or zigzag) gait (of a planet) |

‘od-dkar | white light (= moon = the number 1) |

‘phel-’gyur | increase (#3 of the 10 lesser matchings, the matching of fire and fire, when the count is begun with 1) |

‘phel-ba | increase (#10 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

‘pho-byed bdun | seven shifting (cyclical) action periods |

‘phral-ba | subtract |

‘phri-pa | subtract |

‘phrod-pa nyer-brgyad | twenty-eight greater matchings (of a lunar weekday and lunar constellation, without reference to their associated elements) |

‘phrod-sbyor bcu | ten lesser matchings (of the associated elements of a lunar weekday and lunar constellation) |

‘phrog-byed | Haris (= Shivas = the number 11) |

‘phrog-pa | subtract |

babs-sme | progressed magic-square number |

babs-spar | progressed trigram |

bag-rtsis | marriage calculations |

bai-dkar nyi-ldog | solstice points according to
White Beryl |

bai-dkar | White Beryl |

bar-gza’ | intermediate (correlations of the) planets |

bcad-pa | divide |

bcu | tens place (in a number) |

bcu-gnyis cha’i dus-sbyor | twelve-choice divination (used mainly for investigating about business, sickness, or some needed purpose) |

bdag-po’i gza’ | ruling planet (= zhing-bdag gza’) |

bde-’byung | Shambus (= Shivas = the number 11) |

bde-byed | Shankaras (= Shivas = the number 11) |

bdud | maras (= demonic forces = the number 4) |

bdud-rtsi | nectar (#2 of the 10 lesser matchings, the matching of water and water, when the count is begun with 1) |

bdud-skar | demonic constellation |

bdun-dmar | seven-red (#7 of the 9 magic-square numbers) |

bdun-zur | seventh corner (ahead from the natal animal; its opposite animal) |

bgo-ba | divide |

bgo-gzhi rags-pa | rough base of division |

bgod-pa | divide |

bgrod-pa | declinations (= the number 2) |

bgrod-pa gnyis | two declination periods (of the sun, north and south) |

bgya | hundreds place (in a number) |

bishti | residing without joy (#7 of the 11 action periods, when the count is begun with 1) |

bkong-bya sprel | late afternoon monkey-period (#6 of the 12 periods of a day, 15:00 – 17:00) (= nyi-myur sprel) |

bkra-shis | auspicious symbols (= the number 8) |

bkra-shis | Mars (Skt.
mangala) (indicated by the number 3 in a horoscope chart) (= mig-dmar) |

bkra-shis | auspicious (#8 of the 11 action periods, when the count is begun with 1) |

bla | life-spirit |

bla-gza’ | life-spirit weekday |

bla-ma | Jupiter (Skt.
brhaspati) (indicated by the number 5 in a horoscope chart) (= phur-bu) |

bla-rdel | life-spirit pebble-element |

bla-skar | life-spirit constellation |

bod-zla | Tibetan month (= hor-zla, Mongolian month) |

bra-nya | Muscae (Skt:
bharani) (#1 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of fire) |

brgyad-dkar | eight-white (#8 of the 9 magic-square numbers) |

bro-ba | flavors (= the number 6) |

brtan-pa | fixed periods (= fixed signs of the zodiac) |

bsdus-rgyud | Abridged Kalachakra Tantra(Skt.
Laghu Kalachakra Tantra) |

bse-ru | rhinoceros (= the number 1) |

bsgres-pa | multiply |

bsgril-ba | divide |

bsgrub-bya | what is to be accomplished (#21 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

bsgyur | multiply |

bsnan-pa | add |

bsnon-pa | add |

bsnun-pa | multiply |

bsre | add |

bsubs-pa | erase |

btson | box (literally, prison) |

btub-skar | harm constellation |

bu-ga | orifices (= the number 9) |

bu-lon ‘gyur | subtract |

bu-lon-du spyod-pa | travel behind (its mean position) |

bu-mo | Virgo (Skt.
kanya) (#5 of the 12 signs of the zodiac, when the count is begun with 0) |

bum-pa | Aquarius (Skt.
kumbha) (#10 of the 12 signs of the zodiac, when the count is begun with 0) |

bya | bird (#7 of the 12 animal cycle, when the count is begun with
yos, hare, as 1) |

bya-ra-ba | indicator |

byang-bgrod | northern declination period |

byang-bgrod drug | six zodiac-signs of (the sun’s) northern declination period (= Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, and Taurus) |

bye-ba | ten millions place (in a number) |

byed-pa | action period (one of the 5 inclusive calendar features) |

byed-pa bcu-gcig | eleven action periods (a complex system for dividing 30 lunar dates) |

byed-pa lo-’pho | shift to the new year according to the precis system |

byed-pa lo-bdag | lord of the new year according to the precis system |

byed-rtsis | precis (Skt.
karana) system of astro calculations (for the 5 inclusive calendar features) |

byed-sla’i khyim | zodiac-sign position for ease of use |

byi | rat (#10 of the 12 animal cycle, when the count is begun with
yos, hare, as 1) |

byi-bzhin | Vega (Skt.
abhijit) (the second half of #21 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun
with 0, associated with the element of earth) |

byin-pa | add |

byis-pa | childhood (#2 of the 11 action periods, when the count is begun with 1) |

byis-pa | infancy (date #1 in the lunar date divine quality system of counting dates) (= dga’) |

bzang | excellence (date #2 in the lunar date divine quality system of counting dates) (= gzhon-nu) |

bzang-po | medicinal ingredients (= the number 6) |

bzang-po | excellent (#4 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

bzang-po bcu-’dzoms | concurrence of ten excellent factors |

bzhi-cha | one-fourth |

bzhi-gshed | fourth-place slaughterer (animal-sign) (the animal-sign four places ahead of or behind the natal animal and thus squaring it) |

bzhi-ljang | four-green (#4 of the 9 magic-square numbers) |

cha-‘og | lower (= smaller) parts unit-place number (= the sixth place when six unit-places are calculated) (= cha-shas drug-pa) |

cha-gong | higher (= larger) parts unit-place number (= the fifth place when six unit-places are calculated) |

cha-shas | parts (the smallest unit-place calculated for lunar dates, lunar weekdays, and sun and planetary positions) |

cha-shas | parts (= the number 16) |

cha-shas drug-pa | parts that constitute the sixth (smallest unit-place in a calculation) (= cha-‘og) |

cha-shas shed-snyoms | equalize the units in the parts unit-place (for the lunar weekday and the position of the sun) |

chad | omitted lunar date |

chad-lhag med | without any extra added or omitted lunar dates |

chu | water (one of the 4 elements in the Kalachakra list and one of the 5 elements in the Chinese list) |

chu-’dzag | split-water dates |

chu-so | rivers (= the number 4) |

chu-gter | treasuries of water (= oceans = the number 4) |

chu-smad | Lower Sagittarius (Skt.
uttarashadha) (#20 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0,
associated with the element of earth) |

chu-srang | minutes (= chu-tshan) |

chu-srin | Capricorn (Skt.
makara) (#9 of the 12 signs of the zodiac, when the count is begun with 0) |

chu-stod | Mid-Sagittarius (Skt.
purvashadha) (#19 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0,
associated with the element of water) |

chu-stod-kyi zla-ba | Mid-Sagittarius (Kalachakra month #4 = Tibetan month #6) |

chu-tig sngon-po | Blue Water-Essence (the name of a comet, one of the 4 bad omen planets) |

chu-tshan | minutes (= chu-sran) |

chu-tshod | hours |

dal-’gros | brake-point (or slow) gait (of a planet) |

dal-bar | mean position for the brake-point correction |

dal-dag | position corrected for brake-point |

dal-rkang | brake-point quadrant-motion constant |

dbang | power; capacity |

dbang-phyug | Ishvaras (powerful ones = Shivas = the number 11) |

dbang-po | sensors (= the number 5) |

dbang-po | powerful (#25 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

dbang-rdel | power (or capacity) pebble-element |

dbang-skar | ruling constellation |

dbang-sme | ruling magic-square number |

dbang-thang | empowering element |

dbang-thang tshang-’bras | full effect of the empowering element |

dben-pa | subtract |

dbo | Denebola (Skt.
uttaraphalguni) (#11 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun at 0,
associated with the element of wind) |

dbo’i zla-ba | Denebola (Kalachakra month #12 = Tibetan month #2) |

dbugs | breaths (= skad-cig, seconds) |

dbugs-thob | “breath-catching” nadir-point |

dbyangs | vowels (of the Sanskrit alphabet) |

dbyangs-’char | arising from the vowels |

dbyangs-’char | Arising from the Vowels (Skt.
Svarodaya Tantra) |

dbyar-’bring rta | summer middle build-up horse month (= Tibetan month #5 in the Kalachakra season month system) |

dbyar-ka | summer |

dbyar nyi-ldog | summer solstice |

dbyar-ra sbrul | summer prelude build-up snake month (= Tibetan month #4 in the Kalachakra season month system) |

dbyar-tha lug | summer finale build-up sheep month (= Tibetan month #6 in the Kalachakra season month system) |

dbyi-ba | erase |

dbyig | riches (= the number 8) |

dbyu-gu | hours |

dbyug | degrees |

de-nyid | factors of reality (= the number 25) |

dga’ | joy (date #1 in the lunar date divine quality system of counting dates) (= byis-pa) |

dga’-ba | joy (#13 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

dge-ba | constructive (#22 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

dgu-cha’i dus-sbyor | nine-choice divination (used mainly for investigating about thefts and lost items) |

dgu-dmar | nine-red (#9 of the 9 magic-square numbers) (= dgu smug) |

dgu-mig | nine-based misfortune spots |

dgu-smug | nine-maroon (#9 of the 9 magic-square numbers) (= dgu dmar) |

dgun nyi-ldog | winter solstice |

dgun-’bring byi | winter middle build-up rat month (= Tibetan month #11 in the Kalachakra season month system) |

dgun-ka | winter |

dgun-ka phag | winter prelude build-up pig month (= Tibetan month #10 in the Kalachakra season month system) |

dgun-tha glang | winter finale build-up bull month (= Tibetan month #12 in the Kalachakra season month system) |

dkar-po | Venus (indicated by the number 6 in a horoscope chart) (= pa-sangs = khu-ba) |

dkar-po | white (#23 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

dkar-rtsis | white (Indian-derived) astro calculations |

dkyil-’khor | orbit length (of a planet) |

dman-pa | subtract; minus |

dngos-grub | actual attainments (#1 of 10 lesser matchings, the matching of earth and earth, when the count is begun with 1) |

dngos-grub | actual attainments (#15 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

dogs-pa’i ‘bras | wavering result (maybe yes, maybe no) |

don-brtag | investigate if one’s purposes will work out |

don-gyi khyim-’pho | actual zodiac-sign position shifted to “x” |

dor | will subtract |

dor-ba | erase |

dor-ba | divide |

dor-ba | subtract |

dor-ba’i lhag | remainder from the division |

dor-lhag | remainder from subtraction |

dor rim-min | if it subtracts, then (use) the reverse-order (figures on the right side of the table) |

dpyid-’bring yos | spring middle build-up hare month (= Tibetan month #2 in the Kalachakra season month system) |

dpyid-dbugs | spring nadir-point |

dpyid-ka | spring |

dpyid-ka’i nyi-mtshan mnyam-pa | vernal (or spring) equinox |

dpyid-ra stag | spring prelude build-up tiger month (= Tibetan month #1 in the Kalachakra season month system) |

dpyid-tha brug | spring finale build-up dragon month (= Tibetan month #3 in the Kalachakra season month system) |

drag-gsum | three forceful (outer) planets (= Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) |

drag-gsum dal-bar | mean brake-point position for the three forceful planets |

drag-pa | forceful |

drag-po | Rudras (fierce aspects of Shiva = the number 11) |

drang-srong | sages (rishis = the number 7) |

dri-med ‘od | Stainless Light (Commentary to “The Abbreviated Kalachakra Tantra”)
(Skt.
Vimalaprabha) |

drug-cu’i lor-brten ‘bras | effect of the natal basis on the 60-year cycle |

drug-dkar | six-white (#6 of the 9 magic-square numbers) |

du-ba | Smoky (name of a comet) (indicated by the number 7 in a horoscope chart) (= du-ba mjug-ring = mjug-ring) |

du-ba mjug-ring(s) | Smoky Long Tail (name of a comet, one of the 4 bad omen planets) (= du-ba) |

dug-phag | poisonous pig days (= phag-zhag) |

dum-lnga’i dus-sbyor | fivefold types of divination (all calculated based on using the same “ root for divination,” spyi-dhru) |

dung-phyur | hundred millionths place (in a number) |

dur-mig | cemetery misfortune spots |

dus | seasons (= the number 6) |

dus-me | south node; Kalagni (indicated by the number 9 in a horoscope chart) (= mjug-skar) |

dus-sbyor | house; astrological house |

dus-sbyor | astrological period divination; prognostication |

dus-sbyor | periods of a day (= 5 astrological hours = 2 clock-hours) (= dus-tshan) |

dus-sbyor dpe | system of astrological divination |

dus-sbyor gsum-cha | three-choice divination (used mainly to investigate if one’s aims will be fulfilled) |

dus-sbyor phyed-pa | divination dividing (the choices into two, used mainly to check the sex of an unborn child) |

dus-tshan | periods of a day (= 5 astrological hours = 2 clock-hours) (= dus-sbyor) |

dus-tshan bcu-gnyis | twelve (2 clock-hour) periods of a day |

dva-lcags | tui-iron (Chinese:
tui, lake, the joyful) (#3 of the 8 trigrams) |

g.yag-mgo rlung-’tshub | Yak-head Rough Wind (the name of a comet, one of the 4 bad omen planets) |

g.yo-ba | moving or action periods (= cardinal signs of the zodiac) |

g.yul-rgyal | Victory in Battles (Skt.
Yuddhajaya Tantra) |

gcig | units place (in a number) |

gcig-dkar | one-white (#1 of the 9 magic-square numbers) |

gdab-pa | planting (#1 of 11 action periods, when the count is begin with 1) |

gdengs-can | hooded ones (= cobras = the number 8) |

gdong-skar | dragon’s head planet (= north node; Rahu) (indicated by the number 8 in a horoscope chart) (= sgra-gcan) |

gdugs-dkar | white umbrella chart |

gdugs-rim | stages of a parasol (-shaped top of a stupa) (= the number 13) |

ge-sar ‘khrul-chen | great devices of Gesar (= the 64 hexagrams of
The Book of Changes, Chin.
Yijing, Wade-Giles Chin.
I Ching) |

gin-ri | gen-mountain (Chinese:
gen, mountain, keeping still) (#6 of the 8 trigrams) |

glang | Taurus (Skt.
vrsha) (#1 of the 12 signs of the zodiac, when the count is begun with 0) |

glang | ox (# 11 of the 12 animal cycle, when the count is begun with
yos, hare, as 1) |

gling | continents (= the number 7) |

gnam-lo | present year |

gnam-lo’i sme-ba | transit magic-square number of the present year |

gnas-lnga | five unit-places (five levels of subdivision for specifying a position, such as sign of the zodiac, degrees, minutes, seconds, and parts) |

gnas-mal bcu-gynis | chart (of planetary positions) in 12 houses |

gnas-mal bcu-gnyis ‘bras | effect of the natal twelve-house chart |

gnyis-nag | two-black (#2 of the 9 magic-square numbers) |

gnyis-skyes | twice-grown (= teeth = the number 32) |

go-la | orbit |

gre | Zosma (Skt.
purva phalguni) (#10 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0,
associated with the element of fire) |

gro-bzhin | Altair (Skt.
shravana) (#21 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of earth) |

gro-bzhin-gyi zla-ba | Altair (Kalachakra month # 5 = Tibetan month #7) |

grub-pa | accomplishing (# 20 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

grub-rtsis | full tenet (Skt.
siddhanta) system of astro calculations (for both the 5 planets and 5 inclusive calendar
features) |

gsal-ba | divide |

gsal-byed | consonants (of the Sanskrit alphabet) |

gsal-zhag | clear day (count in a 60-year cycle) |

gser-rtsis | yellow calculations |

gshed-gza’ | deadly weekday |

gshed-skar | deadly constellation |

gsil-ba | multiply |

gsum-cha | one-third |

gsum-mthing | three-indigo (#3 of the 9 magic-square numbers) |

gter | treasures (= the number 9) |

gza’ | planet; heavenly body |

gza’ | day of the week |

gza’ | lunar weekday (Skt.
tithi) (one of the 5 inclusive calendar features) |

gza’-’grems | planetary chart (drawn with 12 houses) |

gza’-bar | mean lunar weekday |

gza’-bcu | ten planets; ten heavenly bodies (= sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, North Node, South Node, Comet) |

gza’-bcus rgyu-lam | ecliptic |

gza’-bcus rgyu-lam khyim | zodiac |

gza’-dag | corrected lunar weekday |

gza’-dhru | lunar weekday’s (monthly) root |

gza’-gnas | unit-place lines for the lunar weekday |

gza’-lnga | five planets (= Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) |

gza’-lnga lnga-bsdus | five planets and five inclusive calendar features (the main features in the white Indian-derived calculations) |

gza’-lnga spyi-yi nyin-zhag | general solar day count (in a 60-year cycle) for the five planets |

gza’ mig-dmar | Tuesday (#3 of the 7 days of the week, when the count is begun with 0, associated with the element of fire) |

gza’ nyi-ma | Sunday (#1 of the 7 days of the week, when the count is begun with 0, associated with the element of fire) |

gza’ pa-sangs | Friday (#6 of the 7 days of the week, when the count is begun with 0, associated with the element of earth) |

gza’ phur-bu | Thursday (#5 of the 7 days of the week, when the count is begun with 0, associated with the element of wind) |

gza’ phyed-dag-pa | half-corrected lunar weekday |

gza’ phyir-ldog | retrograde planet (= Rahu and Kalagni, the north and south node planets) |

gza’-rtag | lunar weekday’s daily passage of time constant |

gza’ spen-pa | Saturday (#0 of the 7 days of the week, when the count is begun with 0, associated with the element of earth) |

gza’-yi dhru-wa rnam-par dag | lunar weekday’s corrected (monthly) root |

gza’ zla-ba | Monday (#2 of the 7 days of the week, when the count is begun with 0, associated with the element of water) |

gza’i ‘dod-cha | lunar weekday’s thirteen-part parts unit-place (in the precis system of astro calculations) |

gza’i lnga-cha | lunar weekday’s fifth or parts unit-place (divided into 707 parts in the full tenet system of astro calculations) |

gzhi-rtsis | basic yearly progression calculations |

gzhin-rje | Yama (lord of death = Sanskrit pun for twins = the number 2) |

gzhon-nu | childhood (date # 2 in the lunar date divine ssquality system of counting dates) (= bzang) |

gzhu | Sagittarius (Skt.
dhanu) (#8 of the 12 signs of the zodiac, when the count is begun with 0) |

gzugs | form (= the number 1) |

hor-zla | Mongolian month (= bod-zla, Tibetan month) |

hor-zla bdun-pa phyi-ma | later Mongolian seventh month |

ka-rka-ta | Cancer (Skt.
karkkata) (#3 of the 12 signs of the zodiac, when the count is begun with 0) |

keg-rtsis | obstacle calculation |

keg-skar | obstacle constellation |

kham-chu | kan-water (Chinese:
kan, water, the abysmal) (#5 of the 8 trigrams) |

khams | natal element |

khams | cognitive sources (= the number 18) |

khan-pa | add |

khon-sa | kun-earth (Chinese:
kun, earth, the receptive) (#2 of the 8 trigrams) |

khri | ten thousands place (in a number) |

khrums-smad | Andromeda (Skt:
uttara bhadrapada) (#25 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0,
associated with the element of fire) |

khrums-stod | Pegasus (Skt:
purva bhadrapada) (#24 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0,
associated with the element of fire) |

khrums-stod-kyi zla-ba | Pegasus (Kalachakra month # 6 = Tibetan month #8) |

khu-ba | Venus (indicated by the number 6 in a horoscope chart) (= pa-sangs = dkar-po) |

khyen-gnam | qian-sky (Chinese:
qian, heaven, the creative) (#4 of the 8 trigrams) |

khyi | dog (#8 of the 12 animal cycle, when the count is begun with
yos, hare, as 1) |

khyim | signs of the zodiac (= the number 12) |

khyim | sign of the zodiac; zodiac-sign |

khyim-bdag | zodiac-sign-lord (Krishna, etc.) |

khyim-can | what has zodiac-sign (locations) (= planets) |

khyim-gyi ‘bras-bu | effect of the natal zodiac-sign |

khyim-skyes | giving birth to a family (#5 of the 11 action periods, when the count is begun with 1) |

khyim-sleb | “zodiac-sign reaching” cusp point (ingress) |

khyim-sleb tshes-grangs | date for reaching the cusp of a sign of the zodiac |

khyim so-so’i srang-tshad | amount of minutes for each sign of the zodiac (the daily period of each sign of the zodiac) |

khyim-zhag | zodiac day; sidereal day |

klu | naga (#10 of the 11 action periods, when the count is begun with 1) |

klu | nagas (= the number 8) |

klung | fortune |

klung-rdel | fortune pebble-element |

klung-rta | horse of fortune element |

klung-rta’I ‘bras-bu | effect of the natal horse of fortune element |

kun-’joms | complete defeat (#12 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

lag | Betelguese (Skt.
ardra) (#5 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated with
the element of water) |

lag | hands (= the number 2) |

lag-’khor chu-tshod | wristwatch-hour; clock-hour |

lang-tsho | youth (#1 of the 10 lesser matchings, the matching of earth and water, when the count is begun with 1) |

lang-tsho | youth (date # 3 in the lunar date divine quality system of counting dates) (= rgyal) |

las-bzang | good works (#6 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

lcags | iron, metal (one of the 5 elements in the Chinese list) |

ldan-pa | add |

legs-ldan gza’-dgu’i ‘bras | effect of the natal excellent nine planets |

len-pa | obtainer attitude (#9 of the 12 natal links of dependent arising) |

lha | gods (divine beings = the number 8) |

lha-mo ‘char-ba | Rising Goddess (the name of a comet) |

lha-mtshams | Upper Scorpio (Skt.
anuradha) (#16 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of earth) |

lhag | doubled lunar date |

lhag | Mercury; Wednesday (= lhag-pa = zla-bu) |

lhag-ma | remainder |

lhag-pa | Mercury (indicated by the number 4 in a horoscope chart) (= lhag = zla-bu) |

lhag-pa | Wednesday (= gza’ lhag-pa) |

lho-bgrod | southern declination period |

lho-bgrod drug | six zodiac-signs of (the sun’s) southern declination period (= Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio) |

lis-me | li-fire (Chinese:
li, fire, the clinging) (#1 of the 8 trigrams) |

lnga-bsdus | five inclusive calendar features (= lunar weekday, lunar date, lunar constellation, combination period, and action period) |

lnga-cha | parts that constitute the fifth (smallest unit-place in a calculation) |

lnga-ser | five-yellow (# 5 of the nine magic-square numbers) |

lo | calendar-years during which one has been alive |

lo-’gros bcu-gnyis | twelve-year gait (of the animal cycle) (= lo-‘khor bcu-gnyis) |

lo-’khor bcu-gnyis | twelve-year animal cycle |

lo-’pho | shift to the new year |

lo-gsar | Tibetan new year |

lo-gsum phyogs-gsum | three years and three phases of the moon |

lo-kag | obstacle year |

lo-nag | black (difficult) year |

lo-rgan drug-cu | sixty-year animal-element cycle |

lo-rta | animal-sign of a year |

lo-rtags | natal animal-sign |

lo-tho | yearly almanac |

lo’i dgu-mig | nine-based misfortune spot from the year of age |

lo’i dur-mig | cemetery misfortune spot from the year |

log-men | progressed combination (of animal and element) |

longs | divisible |

longs-dag | corrected constant |

ltas-ngan gza’-bzhi | four bad omen planets (= 4 comets: Smokey Long Tail in the east, Tiger-head Blazing Fire in the south, Yak-head Rough Wind in the west, and Blue Water-Drop in the north) |

lto-’gro | belly-crawlers (= snakes = the number 8) |

lug | Aries (Skt.
mesha) (#0 of the 12 signs of the zodiac, when the count is begun with 0) |

lug | sheep (#5 of the 12 animal cycle, when the count is begun with
yos, hare, as 1) |

lug-zhib | exact moment the sun enters Aries |

lugs-’byung | evolving order; evolving sequence (in which the sequence of numbers starts from the top with 1) (= rim-pa) |

lugs-bzlog | reverse order; reverse sequence (in which the sequence of numbers starts from the bottom with 1) (= lugs-ldog = rim-min) |

lugs-ldog | reverse order; reverse sequence (in which the sequence of numbers starts from the bottom with 1) (= lugs-bzlog = rim-min) |

lus | body |

lus-med | unembodied ones (= the number 13) |

lus-rdel | body pebble-element |

lus-sme | body magic-square number |

ma-’dangs | won’t subtract |

ma-bsre spyi-zhag | general day count (for a month) with unadded (dates) |

ma-bu dgra-grogs | mother, child, enemy, or friend (relationship of elements) |

ma-dor | won’t subtract |

ma-dor rim-pa | if it won’t subtract, then (use) the in-order (figures on the left side of the table) |

ma-longs | less than (and not including) “x” |

ma-nu | manus (progenitor kings = the number 14) |

ma-rig-pa | unawareness (#1 of the 12 natal links of dependent arising) |

ma-stongs | non-zero |

ma-zin | (next number) not contained (in the quadrant of a table) |

man-chad | going down from (and including) “x” |

mar-gyi bzhi-gshed | clockwise fourth-place slaughterer (animal-sign) (the animal-sign four places ahead of and thus squaring the natal animal) |

mar-ngo | waning phase |

mar-ngo’i tshe | dates of the waning moon |

mchog-ldan | having the supreme (#17 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

mchu | Regulus (Skt.
macha) (#9 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated with
the element of fire) |

mchu’i zla-ba | Regulus (Kalachakra month #11 = Tibetan month #1) |

mda’ | arrows (of Kama) (= the number 5) |

mda’-ro’i lhag-ma | remainder from the division by 65 |

mdos | web-like construction |

mdun-’char | emerge (appearing) ahead of the sun (at dawn) (descriptive of a “ morning star”) |

mdza’-bo | friend (#1 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

me | fires (= the number 3) |

me | fire (one of the 4 elements in the Kalachakra list and one of the 5 elements in the Chinese list) |

me-bzhi | Corvi (Skt.
hasta) (#12 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of wind) |

me mkha’ rgya-mtsho | fire-space-ocean (= 403) years |

mer-rgan gser-rtsis | yellow astro calculations of Mergan Kachupa |

mgo | Orion (Skt.
mrgashiras) (#4 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of wind) |

mgo’i zla-ba | Orion (Kalachakra month #9 = Tibetan month #11) |

mgyogs-’gros | speed-point (or fast) gait (of a planet) |

mi-’phrod | unsuitable (#7 of the 10 lesser matchings, the matching of earth and wind, when the count is begun with 1) |

mi-bdag | rulers of men (= the number 16) |

mi-mnyam | not even; odd |

mi-mnyam rim-min | if it is odd, then (use) the reverse-order (figures on the right side of the table) |

mi-mthun | disharmonious (#9 of the 10 lesser matchings, the matching of water and wind, when the count is begun with 1) |

mi-sdug-pa | unpretty (#11 of the 11 action periods, when the count is begun with 1) |

mig | eyes (= the number 2) |

mig | Mars; Tuesday |

mig-dmar | Mars (indicated by the number 3 in a horoscope chart) (= bkra-shis) |

mig-dmar | Tuesday (= gza’ mig-dmar) |

ming-gzugs | nameable mental faculties with or without form (#4 of the 12 natal links of dependent arising) |

mjug-ring(s) | Comet (indicated by the number 7 in a horoscope chart) (= du-ba = du-ba mjug-ring) |

mjug-ring(s) | Ketu (= south node in the Hindu system) |

mjug-skar | dragon’s tail (planet) (= south node, Kalagni) (indicated by the number 9 in a horoscope chart) (= dus-me) |

mnyam | even |

mnyam-pa | conjunct; conjunction (of two planets) |

mnyam-pa gnyis | periods with an equality of the two (= mutable signs of the zodiac) |

mnyam rim-pa | if it is even, then (use) the in-order (figures on the left side of the table) |

mo | female (year) |

mo-zla | female (even numbered) months |

mon-gre | Delphinis (Skt.
dhanishtha) (#16 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0,
associated with the element of water) |

mon-gru | Mid-Aquarius (Skt.
shatabhisha) (#23 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0,
associated with the element of earth) |

mtshams | intermediate (directions) (= the number 6) |

mtshams-tshad | length of the night |

mtshe-ma | twins (= the number 2) |

mtshur-lugs | Tshur-phu tradition (of astro calculations) |

mun-pa | darkness (referring to obscurity, heaviness, a neutral feeling) (Skt.
tamas) (one of the 3 universal constituents in the Samkhya system) |

myos-byed | intoxicators (= the number 13) |

myur-dag | position corrected for speed-point |

myur-rkang | speed-point quadrant-motion constant |

myur-rtsis | fast calculation method |

nabs-so | Pollux (Skt.
punarvasu) (#6 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of wind) |

nad-rtsis | illness calculation |

nag-pa | Spica (Skt.
citra) (#13 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of wind) |

nag-pa’i zla-ba | Spica (Kalachakra month #1 = Tibetan month #3) |

nag-rtsis | black (Chinese-derived) astro calculations |

nam-gang | new moon (= 30
^{th} of the lunar month) (= nam-stong = stong) |

nam-gru | Lower Pisces (Skt.
revati) (#26 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of water) |

nam-langs | dawn |

nam-langs yos | dawn hare-period (#1 of the 12 periods of a day, 5:00 – 7:00) |

nam-mkha | space (= the number 0) |

nam-mkha’ | space-harmonizing web |

nam-phyed byi | midnight rat-period (#10 of the 12 periods of a day, 23:00 - 1:00) |

nam-stong | new moon (30
^{th} of the lunar month) (= nam-gang = stong) |

nang-bral | matching |

nang-gza’ | internal correlations of the planets |

ngan-pa dgu-’dzoms | concurrence of nine bad factors (omens) |

nges-pa | certainty (#11 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

ngo-thog zhag | current (zodiac) day |

nor | answer; quotient |

nor | wealths (= the number 8) |

nor-du ‘gyur | add |

nor-du spyod-pa | travel ahead (of its mean position) |

nor-lha | gods of wealth (= the number 8) |

nub | setting (date # 5 in the lunar date divine quality system of counting dates) (= shi = rdzogs) |

nya | Pisces (Skt.
mina) (#11 of the 12 signs of the zodiac, when the count is begun with 0) |

nya | black (difficult) day (= nyi = nyi-nag) |

nya’i sgra-gcan | north node positions at full moon |

nya-gang | full moon (15
^{th} of the lunar month) |

nyer-spyod | sense offerings (= the number 5) |

nyes-skyon | faults (= the number 18) |

nyi | black (difficult) day (= nyi-nag= nya) |

nyi | sun; Sunday (= nyi-ma) |

nyi-’dzin | solar eclipse |

nyi-bar | sun’s mean position |

nyi-bu | Saturn (indicated by the number 0 in a horoscope chart) (= spen-pa) |

nyi-dag | sun’s corrected position |

nyi-dhru | sun’s (monthly) root position |

nyi-dros sbrul | morning snake-period (#3 of the 12 periods of a day, 9:00 – 11:00) |

nyi-ldog | solstice |

nyi-ma | sun (indicated by the number 1 in a horoscope chart) |

nyi-ma | Sunday (= gza’ nyi-ma) |

nyi-ma | sun’s (periods in a day) (= the number 12) |

nyi-ma’i ‘dod-cha | sun’s thirteen-part parts unit-place (in the precis system of astro calculations) |

nyi-ma’i lnga-cha | sun’s fifth or parts unit-place (divided into 67 parts in the full tenet system of astro calculations) |

nyi-mar thim | disappear into the sun |

nyi-mtsham mnyam pa | equinox |

nyi-myur sprel | late afternoon monkey-period (#6 of the 12 periods of a day, 15:00 – 17:00) (= bkong-bya sprel) |

nyi-nag | black (difficult) day (= nyi = nya) |

nyi-nub bya | sunset bird-period (#7 of the 12 periods of a day, 17:00 – 19:00) |

nyi-rkang | sun’s quadrant-motion constant |

nyi-rkang dag-pa | sun’s corrected quadrant-motion constant |

nyi-rkang re’u-mig | table of sun’s quadrant-motion constants |

nyi-rtag | sun’s daily motion constant |

nyi-shar ‘brug | sunrise dragon-period (#2 of the 12 periods of a day, 7:00 - 9:00) |

nyi-zla mnyam-pa | conjunction of the sun and the moon |

nyin-phyed rta | noon horse-period (#4 of the 12 periods of a day, 11:00 – 13:00) |

nyin-res dus-tshod bcu-gnyis | twelve (2 clock-hour) time periods in each day |

nyin-tshad | length of day |

nyin-zhag | solar day |

nyin-zhag nyi-bar | sun’s mean position in solar days |

nyin-zhag nyi-dhru | sun’s root position in solar days |

pa-sangs | Venus (indicated by the number 6 in a horoscope chart) (= dkar-po = khu-ba) |

pa-sangs | Friday (= gza’ pa-sangs) |

phab | subtract one |

phag | pig (#9 of the 12 animal cycle, when the count is begun with
yos, hare, as 1) |

phag-zhag | pig days |

phen-tshun chen-po | great mutualities chart |

pho | male (year) |

pho-zla | male (odd numbered) months |

phud-pa | divide |

phug-lugs | Phug-pa tradition (of astro calculations) |

phul-ba | add |

phun-tshogs | splendor (#4 of the 10 lesser matchings, the matching of wind and wind, when the count is begun with 1) |

phung-po | aggregates (= the number 5) |

phur | Jupiter; Thursday (= phur-bu = bla-ma) |

phur-bu | Jupiter (indicated by the number 5 in a horoscope chart) (= bla-ma = phur) |

phur-bu | Thursday (= gza’ phur-bu) |

phye-ba | divide |

phyed-bcas gnyis | half with two (= two and a half) |

phyed-dang gnyis | half from two (= one and a half) |

phyed-yol glang | after midnight ox-period (#11 of the 12 periods of a day,, 1:00 – 3:00) |

phyed-yol lug | early afternoon sheep-period (#5 of the 12 periods of a day, 13:00 – 15:00) |

phyi-cha | later half (of a date) (= nighttime) |

phyi-dhru | next (month’s) root figures |

phyi-dro ma-’ongs | if it is the afternoon, the time yet to come (until sunset) |

phyi-gza’ | external (correlations of the ) planets |

phyi-pa | erase |

phyi-rkang | later (accelerating) quarter (or quadrant) |

phyogs | moon-phase (new to full, or full to new moon) |

phyogs | directions (= the number 10) |

ra-’bring-tha | prelude, middle, and finale (build-up month of a season) |

ra-ba bzhi | four rough (animal-signs) |

rab-’byung | “prominent” sixty-year cycle (in the Kalachakra calendar system) |

rang-’gros | natural-gait (of a planet) (= rlung-‘gros) |

rang-bzhin | nature (= the number 1) |

rdel | pebble-element (calculations) |

rdel-khra | variegated pebble |

rdo-rje | diamond-strong thunderbolt (#14 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

rdul | speck (referring to activity, motion, pain) (Skt.
rajas) (one of the 3 universal constituents in the Samkhya system) |

rdzogs | finished (date # 5 in the lunar date divine quality system of counting dates) (= shi = nub) |

re-’bras | one’s hopes will bear fruit |

re’u-mig | table |

reg-pa | contacting awareness (#6 of the 12 natal links of dependent arising) |

res-’grogs zla-skar | moon’s successive associated constellation (for each weekday) |

res-gza’ | weekdays (= the number 7) |

res-gza’i ‘bras-bu | effect of the natal weekday |

rga-shi | aging and dying (#12 of the 12 natal links of dependent arising) |

rgan | old age (date # 4 in the lunar date divine quality system of counting dates) (= stong) |

rgya-mtsho | oceans (= the number 4) |

rgya-mtsho rnam-gsum | three astro masters named “Gyatsho” (= mKhas-grub Nor-bzang rgya-mtsho, Phug-pa Lhun-grub rgya-mtsho, gTsang-chung Chos-grags rgya-mtsho) |

rgya-rtsis | Chinese-style calculations |

rgya-rtsis ‘byung-khams | Chinese-style element of a date |

rgya-rtsis nyi-ma | Chinese-style animal of a date |

rgya-rtsis sme-ba | Chinese-style magic-square number of date |

rgya-rtsis spar-kha | Chinese-style trigram of a date |

rgya-zla | Chinese-style month |

rgya’i dbugs | Chinese-style nadir-point |

rgya’i sgang | Chinese-style zenith-point |

rgyal | Mid-Cancer (Skt.
pushya) (#7 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of fire) |

rgyal | triumphant (date # 3 in the lunar date divine quality system of counting dates) (= lang-tsho) |

rgyal-ba | triumphant ones (= the number 24) |

rgyal-gyi zla-ba | Mid-Cancer (Kalachakra month #10 = Tibetan month #12) |

rgyal-po | kings (= the number 16) |

rgyan-pa | add |

rgyu-skar | constellations of the zodiac (27 or 28) |

ri | mountains (= the number 7) |

ri-bong-can | what has a rabbit (= moon = the number 1) |

ri-shi | sage days |

rig-byed | Vedas (= the number 4) |

rigs-can | gaining the family traits (#3 of the 11 action periods, when the count is begun with 1) |

rigs-ldan | holder of the castes (of Shambhala) |

ril-bu | whole number (of the monthly root position within a lunation cycle) |

ril-cha | whole number and parts (indicating the monthly root position within a lunation cycle) |

rim-min | in reverse order (with the sequence of numbers starting from the bottom with 1) (= lugs-bzlog = lugs-ldog) |

rim-min phyi-rkang | later (= having higher numerical values) quadrant (of a table, on the right side where the sequence of numbers is) in reverse order (starting from the bottom with 1) |

rim-min snga-rkang | earlier (= having lower numerical values) quadrant (of a table, on the right side where the sequence of numbers is) in reverse order (starting from the bottom with 1) |

rim-pa | in order (with the sequence of numbers starting from the top with 1) (= lugs-‘byung) |

rim-pa’i phyi-rkang | later (= having higher numerical values) quadrant (of a table, on the left side where the sequence of numbers is) in order (starting from the top with 1) |

rim-pa’i snga-rkang | earlier (= having lower numerical values) quadrant (of a table, on the left side where the sequence of numbers is) in order (starting from the top with 1) |

rin-chen | precious things (of a cosmic emperor) (= the number 7) |

rkang | quadrant (of a table); quadrant-motion constant |

rkang-’dzin | place-holder (in a table) of quadrant-motion constants (= rkang-longs = rkang-pa) |

rkang-’dzin bar-ba | mean position for a quadrant place-holder |

rkang-brgyad ‘khor-lo | eight-line chart (for initial letters of names, as found in dictionaries, used in prognostication) |

rkang-bzhi | four supports (#9 of the 11 action periods, when the count is begun with 1) |

rkang-bzung | (place-holder) that is contained in the (table of) quadrant-motion constants |

rkang-bzung gdong-ma | (place-holder) that is contained ahead (= next) in a quadrant (of a table) (= rkang-bzung sngon-ma) |

rkang-bzung sngon-ma | (place-holder) that is contained lower (= next) in a quadrant (of a table) (= rkang-bzung gdong-ma) |

rkang-gcig | one-quarter |

rkang-gsum | three-quarters |

rkang-longs | quadrant-motion constant |

rkang-pa | quadrant-motion figure (= rkang-‘dzin = rkang-longs) |

rkang-rtsis | pith calculations |

rkang-sdom | summation number for the quadrant-motion constant |

rlung | wind (one of the 4 elements in the Kalachakra list) |

rlung-’gros | wind-gait (of a planet) (a planet’s gait due to its natural wind-energy) (= rang-‘gros) |

rlung-rta | horse of fortune |

rlung-rta sme-ba | horse of fortune magic-square number |

rnam-dag grub-dhru | corrected monthly root figures for full tenet |

rnam-dag ri-mo | correct figure |

rnam-shes | loaded consciousness (#3 of the 12 natal links of dependent arising) |

rnyed-nor | answer |

rnyed-pa | answer |

ro | tastes (= the number 6) |

rta | horses (= the number 7) |

rta | horse (#4 of the 12 animal cycle, when the count is begun with
yos, hare, as 1) |

rtag-byed bzhi | four static (one-time) action periods |

rtag-longs | daily motion constant (= rtag-pa’i longs-spyod) |

rtag-pa’i longs-spyod | daily motion constant |

rten-’brel | dependent arisings (= the number 12) |

rten-’brel ‘bras-bu | effect of the natal link of dependent arising |

rten-’brel bcu-gnyis | twelve links of dependent arising (a system for analyzing personality and character, correlating one link to each lunar date day, calculated according to a complex scheme involving the nadir- and zenith-points) |

rtsa | channels (= the number 9) |

rtsa-rgyud | (Skt.
Mula Kalachakra Tantra) |

rtsa-sgrub | derived root features |

rtse-mo-can | what has tips (= trident = the number 3) |

rtsis-kyi dus-tshod | astrological period (of a day) (= 5 astrological hours = 2 clock hours) |

rtsis-lhag | leftover position (from prior calculations) |

rus-sbel ‘khor-lo | tortoise chart |

sa | earth (one of the 4 elements in the Kalachakra list and one of the 5 elements in the Chinese list) |

sa-’bri | sand-writing |

sa-’dzin | holders of earth (= mountains = the number 7) |

sa-ga | Lower Libra (Skt.
vishakha) (#15 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of fire) |

sa-ga’i zla-ba | Vishakha (Kalachakra month #2 = Tibetan month #4) |

sa-glang | earth-bull scheme |

sa-gzhong | sand-writing board |

sa-ri | Arctaurus (Skt.
svati) (#14 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of wind) |

sa-sros khyi | dusk dog-period (#8 of the 12 periods of a day, 19:00 – 21:00) |

sa-ya | million |

sangs | Venus; Friday (= pa=sangs) |

sbrul | snakes (= the number 8) |

sbrul | snake (#3 of the 12 animal cycle, when the count is begun with
yos, hare, as 1) |

sbyang-ba | subtract |

sbyin-pa | add |

sbyor | combination (= the number 2) |

sbyor-ba | combination period (one of the 5 inclusive calendar features) |

sbyor-ba dag-pa | corrected combination period |

sbyor-ba nyer-bdun | twenty-seven combination periods (each of which is the period of time during which the combined motion of the sun and moon equals one twenty-seventh of a complete zodiac) |

sde-pa | classes (of Indian languages) (= the number 4) |

sdig | Scorpio (Skt.
vrshvika) (#7 of the 12 signs of the zodiac, when the count is begun with 0) |

sdom | summation number |

sel | removal (#0 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

seng-gdan | lion-seat chart |

seng-ge | Leo (Skt.
sinha) (#4 of the 12 signs of the zodiac, when the count is begun with 0) |

sgang | zenith-point |

sgang-’char | “hill-ascending” zenith-point |

sgang-gi nyin-mtsham tshad | length of day and night at that occasion |

sgang-tshad | measure of the zenith-point |

sgos-pa’i nyin-zhag | individual solar day (count in a planet’s orbit) |

sgos-zhag | individual day (count in a planet’s zodiac orbit) |

sgra-gcan | north node, Rahu (indicated by the number 8 in a horoscope chart) (= gdong-skar) |

sgra-sgrogs | Ravana (10-faced demon = the number 10) |

sgrub-’byor | accomplishing conjunctions |

sgyur-byed | multiplier |

shed-bu | progeny of Manu (= the number 14) |

shi | death (date # 5 in the lunar date divine quality system of counting dates) (= nub = rdzogs) |

shi-rtsis | death calculations |

shin-tu lhung-ba | complete downfall (#16 of the 27 combination period, when the count is begun with 0) |

shin-tu skrangs-pa | very swollen (#5 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

shing | wood (one of the 5 elements in the Chinese list) |

skad-cig | seconds (= dbugs) |

skag | Hydra (Skt.
ashlesha) (#8 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of water) |

skal-bzang | good fortune (#3 of the 27 combinations periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

skar | lunar constellation (one of the 5 inclusive calendar features) (= skar-ma) |

skar-ma | constellation; lunar constellation |

skar-ma | constellations (= the number 27) |

skar-ma ‘phos-tshe | time of (a planet) shifting lunar constellations |

skar-ma’i ‘bras-bu | effect of the natal lunar constellation |

skar-rtsis | stellar calculations |

skrangs-pa | swollen (#9 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

skye-mched | stimulators of cognition (#5 of the 12 natal links of dependent arising) |

skye-pa | conception (#11 of the 12 natal links of dependent arising) |

skyes-gza’ | natal weekday |

skyes-khyim | birth zodiac-sign position (of a planet) |

skyes-skar | birth constellation |

skyes-sme | natal magic-square number |

skyes-spar | natal trigram |

sme-’khor | (180-year) period of magic-square numbers |

sme-’phreng | (60-year) cycle of magic-square numbers |

sme-ba | magic-square number |

sme-ba’i ‘bras-bu | effect of the natal magic-square number |

sme-ba’i dgu-mig | nine-based misfortune spot from the magic-square number |

smin-drug | Pleiades (Skt.
krttika) (#2 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of fire) |

smin-drug-gi zla-ba | Pleiades (Kalachakra month #8 = Tibetan month #10) |

sna-tshogs | varieties (= the number 13) |

snang-’gros | apparent gait (of a planet) |

snar-ma | Aldebaran (Skt.
rohini) (#3 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of earth) |

snga-cha | earlier half (of a date; daytime) |

snga-dhru | previous (month’s) root figures |

snga-dro ‘das-pa | if it is morning, the time passed (since sunrise) |

snga-rkang | earlier (decelerating) quarter (or quadrant) |

snon | add |

snron | Antares (Skt.
jyeshtha) (#17 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of earth) |

snron-gyi zla-ba | Antares (Kalachakra month #3 = Tibetan month #5) |

snrubs | Beyond Scorpio (Skt.
mula) (#18 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated with
the element of water) |

snying-stobs | courageous (referring to luminosity, lightness, strength, pleasure)
(Skt.
sattva) (one of the 3 universal constituents in the Samkhya system) |

so | teeth (= the number 32) |

son-phan | abacus |

sor-mo | fingers (= the number 10) |

spar-ka brgyad | eight trigrams (deriving from the Chinese
Book of Changes, Chin.
Yijing, Wade-Giles Chin.
I Ching) |

spar-kha’i dgu-mig | nine-based misfortune spot from the trigram |

spar-kha’i dur-mig | cemetery misfortune spot from the trigram |

spel-ba | multiply |

spen | Saturn; Saturday (= spen-pa = nyi-bu) |

spen-pa | Saturn (indicated by the number 0 in a horoscope chart) (= spen = nyi-bu) |

spen-pa | Saturday (= gza’ spen-pa) |

spor-thang gser-rtsis | Great Tang dynasty yellow calculations |

sprel | monkey (#6 of the 12 animal cycle, when the count is begun with
yos, hare, as 1) |

spyi-dhru | general root (for divination) |

spyi-dhru | general root (for all planets in lifespan calculations) |

spyi-yi nyin-zhag | general solar day (count in a 60-year cycle) |

spyi-zhag | general day (count in a 60-year cycle) |

srang | Libra (Skt.
tula) (#6 of the 12 signs of the zodiac, when the count is begun with 0) |

sred-pa | craving (#8 of the 12 natal links of dependent arising) |

sreg-pa’i sbyor | burning activities (#6 of the 10 lesser matchings, the matching of earth and fire, when the count is begun with 1) |

sreg-pa’i tshe | lunar dates when get burnt |

srid | endurings (= the number 14) |

srid-pa | further existence (#10 of the 12 natal links of dependent arising) |

srid-pa | existences (= the number 3) |

srid-pa’i gnas | places of enduring (= the number 14) |

srid-pa’i rus-sbel | tortoise of what occurs |

srin-mo | rakshasas (cannibal-demons = the number 9) |

srod-’khor phag | after dusk pig-period (#9 of the 12 periods of a day, 21:00 – 23:00) |

srog | life-force |

srog-gi tshang-’bras | full effect of the natal life-force element |

srog-gza’ | life-force weekday |

srog-rdel | life-force pebble-element |

srog-skar | life-force constellation |

srog-sme | life-force magic-square number |

stag | tiger (#12 of the 12 animal cycle, when the count is begun with
yos, hare, as 1) |

stag-mgo me-’bar | Tiger-head Blazing Fire (the name of a comet, one of the 4 bad omen planets) |

ster-ba | add |

stobs | forces (of a Buddha =10) |

stobs-ldan | strong (#10 of the 10 lesser matchings, the matching of fire and wind, when the count is begun with 1) |

ston-’bring bya | autumn middle build-up bird month (Tib. #6) |

ston-ka | autumn |

ston-ra sprel | autumn prelude build-up monkey month (Tib. #5) |

ston-tha khyi | autumn finale build-up dog month (Tib. #7) |

stong | thousandths place in a number |

stong | new moon (= 30
^{th} of the lunar month) (= nam-stong = nam-gang) |

stong | emptying (date # 4 in the lunar date divine quality system of counting dates) (= rgan) |

stong-gi sgra-gcan | north node position at new moon |

stong-ka’i nyi-mtshan mnyam-pa | autumnal equinox |

stong-pa | void; empty (= the number 0) |

sum-cu cha’i dus-sbyor | thirty-choice divination (used mainly for investigating about business, sickness, or some needed purpose) |

tat-kal | ascendant (for that time) |

tat-kal | ascendant investigation for the time of divination |

tha-skar | Upper Aries (Skt.
ashvini) (#0 of the 27 lunar constellations, when the count is begun with 0, associated
with the element of wind) |

tha-skar-gyi zla-ba | Upper Aries (Kalachakra month #7 = Tibetan month #9) |

thabs-shes | method and wisdom (= the number 2) |

then-pa | subtract |

thig-le | drop (= the number 0) |

tho-rangs | false dawn |

tho-rangs stag | false dawn tiger-period (#12 of the 12 periods of a day, 3:00 – 5:00) |

thob-nor | answer |

thob-pa | answer |

thub-pa | able sages (munis = the number 7) |

thun | session (= 10 astrological hours = 4 clock hours) |

thur-btsal | investigate (the length of the shadow of) the gnomen |

thur-ma | gnomen |

thur-shing | gnomen-stick |

til-brdung | embracing like sesame and rice (#4 of the 11 action periods, when the count is begun with 1) |

tsha-ba | heats (= the number 3) |

tshad-’dzin gza’-bar | mean measure-holding lunar weekday position |

tshad-’dzin nyi-bar | mean measure-holding sun position |

tshangs-pa | Brahma (#24 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

tshe | lunar date (one of the 5 inclusive calendar features) (= tshe-grangs) |

tshe-bsre spyi-zhag | date-added general day count (in 60-year cycle) |

tshe-grangs | date of the lunar month; lunar date |

tshe-grangs ‘dod-cha | lunar date’s thirteen-part parts unit-place (in the precis system of astro calculations) |

tshe-grangs lnga-cha | lunar date’s fifth or parts unit-place (divided into 67 parts in the full tenet system of astro calculations) |

tshe-ldan | meaningful life (#2 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

tshe-lha | lunar date divine quality (a 5-member system for dividing lunar dates, named after five periods in life) |

tshe-lo | years of lifespan |

tshe-sme | lunar date’s magic-square number |

tshe-spar | lunar date’s trigram |

tshe-tshad | lifespan |

tshes | dates (= the number 15) |

tshes-’khyud zla-skar dag-pa | corrected moon’s conjunct constellation for 0 |

tshes-rab las-rtsis | personal horoscope |

tshes-zhag | lunar date day |

tshes-zla rnam-par dag-pa | corrected (number of) lunar months (since start of cycle) |

tshong-pa | trade (#6 of the 11 action periods, when the count is begun with 1) |

tshor-ba | feeling a level of happiness (#7 of the 12 natal links of dependent arising) |

ya | warped day (= yan-kvong) |

yan-kvong | warped day (= ya) |

yan-lag lnga | five branches (= five inclusive calendar features) (= lnga-bsdus) |

yang-dag rgyu | perfect mover (hours unit-place figure derived in the calculation of the position of one of the 5 planets) |

yang-rgyu’i cha-shas | perfect mover parts (unit-place figure derived in the calculation of the position of one of the 5 planets) |

yang-rgyu’i chu-tshod | perfect mover hours (unit-place figure derived in the calculation of the position of one of the 5 planets) |

yang-rgyu’i dbyug | perfect mover hours (unit-place figures derived in the calculation of the position of one of the 5 planets) |

yang-rgyu’i srang | perfect mover minutes (unit-place figures derived in the calculation of the position of one of the 5 planets) |

yar-gyi bzhi-gshed | counterclockwise fourth-place slaughterer (animal-sign) (the animal-sign four places behind and thus squaring the natal animal) |

yar-ngo | waxing phase |

yar-ngo’i tshe | dates of the waxing moon |

yid | minds (= the number 14) |

yon-tan | universal constituents (Skt.
guna) (= the number 3) |

yongs-’joms | full defeat (#18 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

yos | hare (#1 of the 12 animal cycle, when the count is begun with
yos, hare, as 1) |

yul | sacred sites (of Heruka) (= the number 24) |

zha | bad day (= zhag-ngan) |

zhabs-rten | religious ceremony |

zhag-ngan | bad day (= zha) |

zhag-re’i ‘gros-khyad | daily special gait (of a planet) |

zhal-lung lo-’pho | shift to the new year according to the personal instructions of Pundarika |

zhi-ba | peaceful |

zhi-ba | peace (#19 of the 27 combinations periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

zhi-dal drag-rkang | mean brake-point position for the (two) peaceful planets as well as the quadrant-holder position for the (three) forceful planets (= nyin-zhag nyi-bar) |

zhi-gza’ gnyis | two peaceful (inner) planets (= Mercury and Venus) |

zhi-gza’ gnyis-kyi rkang-’dzin | mean quadrant-holder position for the two peaceful planets |

zhing | field (of zodiac-signs ruled) |

zhing-bdag gza’ | planet ruling the field (of a sign of the zodiac) |

zhing-la ‘jug | enter within the field (of the sun’s orb) |

zhu-ba | subtract |

zin-shing | zhen-wood (Chinese:
zhen, thunder, the arousing) (#7 of the 8 trigrams) |

zla | moon; Monday (= zla-ba) |

zla-’dzin | lunar eclipse |

zla-ba | moon (indicated by the number 2 in a horoscope chart) |

zla-ba | moon (= the number 1) |

zla-ba | Monday (= gza’ zla-ba) |

zla-ba | month |

zla-ba’i thun-min rtag-longs | moon’s uncommon daily motion constant |

zla-bu | Mercury (indicated by the number 4 in a horoscope chart) (= lhag-pa = lhag) |

zla-bzhol | intercalary month |

zla-dag | corrected (number of) months (since the start of a 60-year cycle) |

zla-lhag | extra doubled month |

zla-nag | black (difficult) month |

zla-rkang | moon’s quadrant-motion constant |

zla-rkang dag-pa | moon’s corrected quadrant-motion constant |

zla-rkang re’u-mig | table of moon’s quadrant-motion constants |

zla-skar | moon’s constellation (with a weekday) (= res-‘grogs zla-skar) |

zla-skar dag-pa | corrected moon’s constellation |

zla-thebs | leap-month |

zla-tho | monthly almanac |

zon-rlung | sun-wind (Chinese:
sun, wind, the gentle) (#8 of the 8 trigrams |

zug-rngu | pain (#8 of the 27 combination periods, when the count is begun with 0) |

zung | pair (= the number 2) |

zung-ldan | what has pairs (= the number 4) |

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