The basic quantum of time is 120 years which is the Param Ayus of the Human birth (Parasara gives the exact figure of 120 Years & 5 days, but we stick to the round figure of 120 years for the preliminary understanding). As explained earlier, this is also two cycles (Aaroha or increasing and Avaroha or decreasing quality of time) of Jupiter & Saturn of 60 years each. This is also a Kali (literally ONE) Chakra.
A New Paradigm for Medical Astrology
Brendan Feeley M.A., N.D. © 2001
Brendan Feeley is a doctor of naturopathy in Washington, DC, where he practices Jyotish and Ayurveda. He is a Jyotish Guru at SJVC. He has been a student of the vedas since 1975 and he practices bhakti yoga. This work is part of his forthcoming book on “Jyotish and Ayurveda.” He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Avastha simply means “state” . It is a state of a Graha, the way It feels, and consequently behaves. We can compare planets with people. Supposing a man was found in a miserable state, he wouldn’t be able to act in a healthy and efficient manner. On the other hand, if he feels hale and healthy, content or alert, his activities and impact on his surroundings would be positive and evolutionary. Sage Parasara dedicated the whole chapter to Avastha.