Karana and Their Effects on People and their Personality

A Karana is half a Thithi or 6 degrees of arc. In thirty Thithis
comprising of the Lunar month, there are sixty half-thithis or
Karanas. In other words, each Thithi has two Karanas. The first
Karana ends at the middle of the Thithi and the second Karana is
upto the end of that Thithi. 

Table of Karanas within Thithis

The following chart will help you to find out the Karana from the Thithi.

Thithi
1st Karana 2nd Karana
1st
Kimstugna Bava
2nd
Balava Kaulava
3rd
Taitila Gara
4th
Vanija Vishti
5th
Bava Balava
6th
Kaulava Taitila
7th
Gara Vanija
8th
Vishti Bava
9th
Balava Kaulava
10th
Taitila Gara
11th
Vanija Vishti
12th
Bava Balava
13th
Kaulava Taitila
14th
Gara Vanija
15th
Vishti Bava

16th

Balava Kaulava
17th
Taitila Gara
18th
Vanija Vishti
19th
Bava Balava
20th
Kaulava Taitila
21st
Gara Vanija
22nd
Vishti Bava
23rd
Balava Kaulava
24rd
Taitila Gara
25th
Vanija Vishti
26th
Bava Balava
27th
Kaulava Taitila
28th
Gara Vanija
29th
Vishti Shakuni
30th
Chatushpada Naga

 Fixed Karanas and personality of those born in these Karanas

There are four Karanas that occur only once in a month. They are fixed Karanas and their effects, according to “Yavana Jathaka”, are as follows.

No
Name of Karana
Influence
1st
Shakuni The person of this Karana will be calm, composed, intelligent, gifted with intuition and full of good deeds
2nd
Chatushpada The person of this Karana will do independent business, take great pains in work and will be truthful
3rd
Naga The person of this Karana will be a specialist and successful in professions connected with minerals. Will be of good character and capable of mesmerizing and catching snakes.
4th
Kimstugna Persons of this Karana are intelligent but may be bent on doing bad deeds; are heartless, unpopular and may suffer much in life.
Effects of recurring Karanas

The remaining seven Karanas recur eight times during the Lunar month. Their names and effects are

No
Name of Karana
Influence
1st
BAVA People born inthis Karana will be poor but will be kind and content with what they get. They will be successful if they pursue a career with the Army.
2nd
BALAVA The person born in this Karana will be handsome, courageous, sacrificing and will be interested in sports and extra-curricular activities.
3rd
KAULAVA Those born in this Karana will be intent on doing bad deeds as his earlier environment was not congenial to moulding a good character.
4th
TAITILA The person born in this Karana will be soft hearted, even tempered and with strong convictions. Constitutionally the person will be strong.
5th
GARA The person of this Karana will be a good strategist, imaginative and talkative.
6th
VANIJA The person of this Karana will have good business acumen and will be capable of succeeding in any type of business.
7th
VISHTI The person of this Karana will be heartless, without friends and will be bent on doing bad deeds.