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Authors included on this page: Kaalidaasa, Kadalangudi, G.S. Kapoor, M.N. Kedar, Krishna Kumar & Lt. Col. Raj Kumar


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K.N. Saraswathy,
the translator
Jataka Chandrika: Raaja yogas & marriage agreement - Kaalidaasa, "transcreated" by K.N. Saraswathy, $6.00
Contents: Dedication; Preface; Note on Aachaarya Kadalangudi; Salutation to the planets.

Part 1: 1. Invocation; 2. Table of malefic & benefic planets; 3. Aspects of planets; 4. Planets in Kendra; 5. Raahu & Ketu; 6. Raaja yogas; 7. Longevity; 8. Planets & various means of death; 9. Raaja yoga bhuktis; 10. Benefic or malefic planets in the various signs.

Part 2: 11. Various kinds of matching: Dina, Gana, Mahendra, Stree-Deergha, Yoni, RaaSi, RaaSi lord, VaSyam, Rajju, Vedha, NaaDi; 12. Enquiring into the nature of RaaSis etc.: RaaSi, GaNaas, lords of RaaSis, Naadi; 14. About Mars-dosha; 14. Propitation of Mars: Mantra, Kavacha, Stotras, Namaavali; Glossary; Appendix: Padas of nakshatras & initial syllable of child's name.

Comment: Saraswathy translated the Tamil translation by Kadalangudi (her father), or, as it appears on the title page, she "transcreated" it. Includes slokas, presumably the original Sanskrit. The propitations of Mars are entirely in Sanskrit. Dr. Mrs. K.N. Saraswathy is "Asia's leading woman-astrologist-counsellor", is internationally reputed, and has "more than fifty years of experience in practising Hindu astrology..." (Thought you might find that of interest.)

Kadalangudi Publications, 110 pages.


UDUDASA - Kadalangudi Natesa Sastri, "transcreated" by K.N. Saraswathy, $20.00
Contents: Dedication; Note on Aachaarya Kadalangudi, Note on publisher; Preface; Invocation; General rules; Points to be noted in predictions; Sun dasaa; Sun dasaa bhukti effects; Moon dasa; Moon dasa bhukti effects; Mars dasa; Mars dasa bhukti effects; Rahu dasa; Rahu dasaa bhukti effects; Jupiter dassaa; Jupiter dasaa bhukti effects; Saturn dasa; Saturn dasa bhukti effects; Mercury dasa; Mercury dasa bhukti effects; Ketu dasa; Ketu dasa bhukti effects; Venus dasaa; Venus dasaa bhukti effects; Effects of antardasas; Antardasaa bhukti effects; Suukshma effects of antardasaas; Praana dasaa effects of suukshma; Glossary.

Comment: This is a compilation of extracts on dasas by/from Paraasara, Saaravali, Phala Deepikaa & Jaataka Alankaaram. Originally published in Tamil in the 1920's by Pandit Kadalangudi, it is here translated ("transcreated"?) by his daughter, Dr. Mrs. K.N. Saraswathy. Original Sanskrit slokas are given. Generally comprehensive, traditional approach. Poorly printed. If you've seen cheap Indian printing, you'll know.

Kadalangudi Publications, 464 pages.


REMEDIAL MEASURES IN ASTROLOGY - G.S. Kapoor, $10.00
Contents: At a glance; From the author; Introduction;

1. Preliminary knowledge about birth chart & some aspects of astrology.
2. Nature, functions & characteristics of planets - effects of their afflictions.
3. Propitiation of malevolent planets by prayer, correct procedure for reciting mantras, proceedure for fasting.
4. Propitiation of planets & colours, importance of color therapy, practical use.
5. Remedial merits of gemstones, suitability of gem stones for various ascendants.
6. Gem therapy: The seven rays & the colours of the rainbow, principles of gem therapy, how to prepare gem medicines.
7. Propitiation of planets: Cheap, simple, effective, easy to perform rites, as given in the Lal Kitab.
8. Various kinds of afflictions of planets & their consequences, suitable remedial measures.
9. Remedial measures illustrated through birth charts.
10. Consideration of the 12 houses in the context of remedial measures.
11. Remedial measures for diseases caused by sinful deeds, as given in Prasna Marga.
12. The panacea of all ills: Gifts of nature possessing remedial measures, use of roots of herbs & plants.
13. Yantras of Sun & other planets & their utility.
14. Some remedial mantras for solving day to day problems.

Comment: In this book, mantras are given in Sanskrit. When works in Sanskrit are quoted, the quote is in Sanskrit (the commentary, of couse, is in English),

Ranjan, 176 pages.


LEARN ASTROLOGY The easy way - G.S. Kapoor, $10.00
Contents: 1. Introductory lesson; 2. The zodiac & the solar system; 3. Planets, signs, constellations, yogas, tithis, ritus, solar/lunar months, Shukla & Krishna Paskhas; 4. Characteristics of rasis, horosopes of northern & southern India, classification of rasis; 5. Characteristics of planets: sex, caste, nature, qualities, directions, colours, humours, seasons, gems, metals, tastes, ages, deities, senses, aspects, houses, etc.; 6. Planetary limbs, shape, stature, bodies, periods, diseases, relations, friends & enemies; 7. Casting of horoscope: location; 8. Casting of horoscope, continued: house cusps; 9. Casting of horoscope, continued: planetary positions; 10. Erection of navamsha chart;

11. Houses & their significations; 12. Planetary strengths; 13. Major & minor periods of Vimshottari dasa, how to calculate balance at birth; 14. Effects of birth in various nakshatras; 15. Effects of rising signs & Janma rasis; 16. Effects of planets in different signs; 17. Effects of planets in different houses; 18. Effects of ownership of houses by Makaras; 19. Good & bad planets for various ascendants; 20. Effects of lords of houses when placed in different houses;

21. Rahu & Ketu; 22, 23, 24: Principles for judging a horoscope, comparing lagna with Chandra lagna, Karakas for malefics, strongest planet in the horoscope; 25. Yogas, including Dhana & Daridra, Rajayogas, Panchmahaprusha yogas; 26, 27: Results of dashas & antardashas, favorable & unfavorable placement of planets, results according to lords of houses & placement in the horoscope; 28. Female horoscopy, differences between male & female; 29. Transit of planets.

Comment: A small, well-written book that covers the basics.

Ranjan, 247 pages.


NINE PLANETS AND TWELVE BHAVAS, their effects on human life - M.N. Kedar, $18.00
Contents: Acknowledgement; Introduction; Desh Kaal Patra; 1. Position of the Sun in the 12 bhavas; 2. Position of the Moon in the 12 bhavas; 3. Position of Mars in the 12 bhavas; 4. Position of Mercury in the 12 bhavas; 5. Position of Jupiter in the 12 bhavas; 6. Position of Venus in the 12 bhavas; 7. Position of Saturn in the 12 bhavas; 8. Position of Rahu in the 12 bhavas; 9. Position of Ketu in the 12 bhavas; 10. The step towards improvement. Annexure 1: Comments & additional information; Annexure 2: Planets in different bhavas & their effects; Index.

Comment: A survey of many classic authors, including: Mansagari, Phaladeepika, Saravali, Bhrigu, B.V. Raman, Brihat Jataka, Jataka Ratna, Vaidya Nath, etc. Example charts are given for Sun in each of the houses, three examples for the moon in various houses, and for some of the other planets elsewhere in the text (55 charts in all). No attempt is made to reconcile conflicting opinions.

K.V.R. Publishers, 216 pages.


TIMING OF MARRIAGE - M.N. Kedar & S.N. Kapoor, $15.00
Contents: Gratitudes; About the authors; Introduction; 1. Broad timing of marriage-I; 2. Broad timing of marriage-II; 3. Close timing of marriage-I; 4. Close timing of marriage-II; 5. Another method of confirming the timing of marriage; 6. Importance of tenth house in timing of marriage; 7. Use of vimshottari dasha with transit; 8. Marriage indications through saptamsha; 9. Astrology & married life; 10. Applied astrology - successful predictions on marriage; 11. Computing delay factors in marriage; 12. Jaimini astrology, an overview; 13. Use of chara dasha in timing marriage; Table 1: Data analysis; Table 2: Results in percentage.

Comment: An astrological study, inspired by K.N. Rao. Based on a four-tier scheme of composite transits: Saturn & Jupiter, Jupiter, Mars, the 7th lord, and the lords of the 7th, 9th, 5th & lagna. In addition to Messrs. Kedar & Kapoor, contributors also include Lalita Gupta, J.N. Sharma & K. Rangachari.

Bhartiya Prachya Evam Sanatan Vigyan Sansthan, 171 pages.


JUDGMENT OF BHAVAS & TIMING OF EVENTS THROUGH DASA & TRANSIT - M.N. Kedar, $18.00
Contents: Acknowledgment; Preface; 1. Judgement of bhavas; 2. Judgement of bhavas with reference to twelve houses; 3. Use of divisional charts; 4. Vimshottari dasa; 5. Retrograde planets & their effects; 6. Dasa of malefic planets; 7. Favorable dasas (extremely favorable); 8. Unfavorable dasas; 9. Mahadasa & antardasa; 10. Death inflicting planets; 11. Quick analysis of mahadasa & antardasa nath; 12. Results of lord of 12 bhavas during their dasa period; 13. Use of nakshatras for tracing the results of vimshottari dasa; 14. Timing of events & transiting planets. Use of double transit; 15. Results of the sub-periods (antra) of planets in their major (maha) periods: Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Ketu, Venus; Annexure; Index.

Comment: From the preface: A particular bhava will be giving good or bad results or will be in a position to give the results expected from the bhava or not. One method is to ascertain the strength of bhavas & planets through mathematical calculations known as "shadbala" while another is to estimate the strength of the bhava on the basis of the position of (i) Bhava (ii) Lord of the bhava (iii) Karaka for the bhava.... (pg. ix). The major part of the book are delineations of the Maha & Antra dasas of the planets.

K.V.R. Publishers, 185 pages.


PREDICTIVE ASTROLOGY, Combine volume 1, 2 & 3 - M.N. Kedar, $24.00

Contents:

Acknowledgements
About the author
Preface

Section 1:
1. Signs of the zodiac & planets
2. Signs & their characteristics
3. Karakatwas of planets & houses, part 1
4. Awasthas of planets
5. Karakatwas of planets & their houses part 2
6. Theories of birth time rectification
7. Dasha & antardasha calculations
8. Results of ascending signs

Section 2:
9. Aspects
10. Key planets for signs
11. Ayurdaya & Maraka
12. Planets in different signs

Section 3:
13. Special yogas: Lunar yogas, Solar yogas, Lagna yogas, other yogas, Raja yogas
14. General judgement of horoscope

Annexures 1-3
Annexure 4: Aspect of Rahu Ketu
Annexure 5: Yogas
Charts of Mooltrikona & exaltin signs
Payas
Table showing position of Navamsa of each sign

Index

Nav graha strotram

Comment: Three books first published in 1993, now combined, revised, and with annexures.

Bhartiya Prachya Evam Sanatan Vigyan Sansthan, 379 pages.


SHADBALA RAHASYAM: Mystery of sixfold potency of planets & their effect on celestial period - Krishna Kumar, $19.00
Contents: Foreword, by K.S. Charak; Preface; 1. Shadbala Vichar: thoughts on sixfold strength of planet; 2. Planetary effects on bhava: residential strength; 3. Sthanbala: positional strength; 4. Results of positional potency; 5. Digbala: directional potency of planet; 6. Kaal Bala: temporal potency of planet; 7. Use of temporal strength; 8. Chestabala: motional strength; 9. Naisargikbala: natural potency; 10. Drikbala: aspectual strength; 11. Bhavbala: house strength; 12. Ishtaphala or Kashtaphal: good or bad results of planets; 13. Impact of Shadbala on dasa results; 14. Application of Shadbala; Summary.

Tables: 1. Ahargana; 2. Days from 1st January to the end of the month; 3. Weekdays equivalent to remainders; 4. Mean solar daily motion; 5. Mean motion of Mars; 6. Mean motion of Jupiter; 7. Mean motion of Saturn; 8. Mercury's apogee product table; 9. Venus' apogee product table.

Comment: In the Foreword, K.S. Charak writes,

In today's world of computers, students often shirk from making lengthy calculations. However, many of the computer softwares give inaccurate results which need to be manually verified. Besides, almost all of them provide the planetary strength as a sum total of the six constituents of Shadbala and not of the individual constituents separately. For example, an idea of a planet's Sthanabala, Kaalabala or Cheshtabala, etc., is also of importance in predictive astrology besides the cumulative value of Shadbala. It is this aspect of the work under consideration that Krishna Kumar's contribution to astrology becomes specially commendable. Several works on the method of reckoning the Shadbala there have been, but none has so far dealt with the predictive utility of Shadbala as a whole, or of its constituents separately. This is the author's most significant contribution to the world of Vedic astrology. The book also includes chapters on the Bhavabala, or the strength of the houses, as well as Ishtabala/Kashtabala of planets. One chapter has been devoted to the use of Shadbala in assessing the dasha results of the planets. At the end, the author illustrates the principles of Shadbala by using them on actual example charts. The body of the text contains numerous references to astrological classics. (pgs. iv-v)

Alpha Publications, 285 pages.


SECRET OF VARGAS - Krishna Kumar, $30.00
Contents: Foreword by Justice S.N. Kapoor; Preface; Key to code;

1. Divisional charts - what & why; 2. Reading a divisional chart; 3. The twelve ascendants; 4. Hora chart (D-2); 5. The Dreshkan chart (D-3); 6. The Chaturthansh chart (D-4); 7. The Panchamansh chart (D-5); 8. The Shashtansh chart (D-6); 9. The Saptmansh chart (D-7); 10. The Ashtansh chart (D-8);

11. The Navmansh chart (D-9); 12. The Dashansh chart (D-10); 13. Ekadashansh chart (D-11); 14. Dwadashansh chart (D-12); 15. Shodashansh chart (D-16); 16. Vinshansh chart (D-20); 17. Chaturvinshansh chart (D-24); 18. Saptvinshansh chart (Bhansh or D-27); 19. Trinshansh chart (D-30); 20. Khavendansh chart (D-40); 21. Akshvedansh chart (D-45); 22. Shashtiyansh chart (D-60); Index to nativities.

Comment: Subtitled, The Microscopic Analysis & Interpretation of the Natal Chart. You will note both the spelling of the various divisional charts, as well as the addition of several minor divisional charts.

On page 19, point 1.23 says there are a total of 20 divisional charts, of which only six are in general use: Rasi, Hora, Dreshkan, Navamansh, Dwadasansh & Trinshansh. To this, the Saptmansh chart is commonly added. Point 1.24: The addition of the Dashansh, Shodashansh & Shastyansh to the previous seven give the Dashvarg, or 10 divisional charts. Kumar then gives an additional six divisional charts, for a total of 16 of the 20 possible. Each of the 16 are weighted, by comparison to each of the others.

Alpha Publications, 542 pages, hardcover.


Raj Kumar

LONGEVITY, A Vedic Approach - Lt. Col. Raj Kumar, $26.00
Contents:

Preface
List of horoscopes
List of tables

1. Longevity: Longevity, houses for longevity, significance of longevity, Gandarishta, Inauspicious yogas for longevity; Death, houses of death, Mrityu bhag degrees with three example charts, Collection of sample horoscopes for longevity, 3 charts, 2 tables, Conclusion.

2. Different life spans, assessment & yogas: Introduction, Calculation of hora lagna, To find life spans by methods of sage Jaimini, Parashar, Matreshwar & alternate methods, Balarishta-concept of din-Mrityu, din-Rog & Vish-ghati kaal, yogas for Balarishta, yogas for Arishtas to mother/father & anti-dots to Balarishta, Yogas for short, medium & full life spans, Yogas for good health & long life, 9 charts, Conclusion.

3. Calculation of longevity: Introduction, mathematical calculation of longevity, Digbala & bhavabala, Amsayu method, Pindayu method, Naisargik ayu method, Ashtak Varga methods, Badrayan's horary method, Ramamurthy method, four example charts, three tables, conclusion.

4. Maraka planets / lords: Classification of planets, Determination of maraka planets/lords, Constructive & destructive planets, Research study on maraka planets, Chhidra/Randhra planets & their effects on terminal diseases, Effects of 8th lord in various houses, Nature & mode of death, six tables, Conclusion.

5. Vargas & longevity: Introduction, Dreshkon, Navamsha, Dwadasamsha, Trimsamsha, 2 charts, 3 tables, Conclusion.

6. Dasha & gochar: Introduction, benefic dashas, Vimshotri Dasha & Nakshatras, Balance of dasha at birth, Evil & disastrous dashas, Theory of double transit, Moorthy Nirnaya, Death points/Sahams, three tables, conclusion.

7. Sudden/unnatural deaths: Definition, Aphorisms of sudden deaths, examples of sudden deaths, Planetary alignment for various types of death, Research studies, five tables with analysis, Conclusion.

8. Detailed analysis of horoscopes: Detailed analysis of 60 horoscopes @ five per lagna, two each of long & medium life and one of short life with another 150 charts @ 12/13 charts per lagna & their analysis.

Epilogue.

Comment: This appears to be a rewrite of a Alpha publication (same author, same title), as the contents are entirely new. This edition has about 80 pages less than the first, but the first edition had only five chapters, while this has eight, plus an epilogue.

Rick Houck was the local expert in this area, pity his own longevity wasn't so hot. R.I.P.

On the back of both editions, it says:

The correct determination of longevity is highly complex & has belied most of the astrologers. Yet, it is very important & is the most sought after. "Knowledge of longevity is difficult even for the gods" said sage Parashar.
The blurb on the back of this book continues with:
The time span between birth & death of a native is called his longevity. Longevity & death are not the same but are closely related. However it is not yet clear what death is.

Our scriptures have at various places equated death with different types of Mrityu Tulya agonies which are different from physical death. Again the destiny of each one of us is interlinked with our close kith & kin andour relationship with them is pre-determined, predestined & irrevocable. Death is severing of final link of a native with them. Hence a native's death must get corroborated / confirmed in the horoscopes of his close relations.

An attempt is made in this book to address all such issues. The book is a study of about 225 natives who had lived & died in different countries at different time, at different age and of different causes, applying known tools of astrology. The book is an attempt to help clear some mist & enable to have a better judgement of longevity.

Sagar, 282 pages.


PRASHNA: A VEDIC APPROACH - Raj Kumar, $23.00

Contents:

Foreword
Preface

1. Introduction
2. Concepts - signs & nakshatras
3. Concepts - planets / significators
4. Concepts - house / bhava
5. General principles of horary
6. Education
7. Marriage
8. Children
9. Property & vehicles
10. Disease & health
11. Theft & recovery
12. Litigation & conflicts
13. Traveller & missing person
14. Jobs & career
15. Business & finance
16. Frequently asked queries
17. Miscellaneous techniques

Appendicies
Table of illustrations
Table of nakshatra & sub-lord, the Krishnamurthy method
Bibliography

Comment: A solid, well-written book on prashna/horary, with a focus on modern life: marriage, divorce, children, careers, etc., rather than the kings & military battles of ancient texts.

The chapter on miscellaneous techniques includes Tajik & horary; divisional charts & transit; effect of transit; sudarshan chakra with sun, moon & lagna; results of chandra kriyas; chandra vela-; chandra avastha-; shadow planets; effects of rahu, ketu & mandi in prashna; chesta & shakun vichar (first word spoken, body parts touched, omens).

Sagar, 300 pages.


VARGAS, A VEDIC APPROACH - Lt. Col. Raj Kumar, $23.00

Contents:

Forword
Preface
Errata

1. Introduction
2. Hora (D-2) chart
3. Decanate (D-3) chart
4. Chaturthamsha (D-4) chart
5. Saptamsha (D-7) chart
6. Navamsha (D-9) chart
7. Dasamsha (D-10) chart
8. Dwadasamsha (D-12) chart
9. Shodasamsha (D-16) chart
10. Vimsamsha (D-20) chart
11. Chaturvimsamsha (D-24) chart
12. Bhamsha (D-27) chart
13. Trimshamsha (D-30) chart
14. Khavedamsha (D-40) chart
15. Ashvedamsha (D-45) chart
16. Shashtiamsha (D-60) chart
17. Other vargas
18. Beyond Vargas

Appendix: List of horoscopes (67)

Comment:

From the back cover:

The vargas are the unique feature of Vedic astrology which has given it a definite edge over any other system in vogue. The primary aim of studying a Varga is two-fold - to study a particular aspect of human life pertaining to a specific house and to find out the true strength of the planets related with the house. A horoscope takes into account linear time & vertical declinations of the planets. Every division of zodiac has a corresponding division of time. Hence a Varga gives projections representing possibilities which might occur in different time frames. Each chart gives a microscopic view of a particular facet of life seen in the light of Dasha sequence.

There are many tools available to assess the true strength of a planet. One set of rules rely on PAC of planets, their awasthas & yogas formed by them. The other, Nadi system, studies the effects of lords of sign, Nakshatra & Sub under which a planet is placed. At times these influences change the characteristics of a planet completely. In this book an attempt is made to unite the two systems to get the true strength of planets. In order to understand a planet & its significations in a better way, a comparative study of planets in birth & divisional charts has also been made.

Sagar, 281 pages.


ASTRO REMEDIES, A VEDIC APPROACH - Lt. Col. Raj Kumar, $26.00

Contents:

Foreword
Preface
List of horoscopes

1. Remedies - background & basics
2. Indications of weak / afflicted planets
3. Colour therapy
4. Gem therapy
5. Sound therapy & mantra
6. Compendium of mantras
7. Tantra
8. Yantra
9. Rudraksh
10. Bath, fast & charity
11. Curses of previous births & their propitiation
12. Lal Kitab & remedies

Comment:

From the back cover:

In a horoscope, destiny / luck is indicated by the 9th house and 3rd house represents Purshartha, the free will or Kiryaman Karma, done with a strong will & belief to smoothen the path of destiny. The life or path of human development is a story of constant struggle between the destiny & Purshartha / remedies, with dices heavily decked against the later. The success of the remedies rests upon the strong will, belief & faith one has in the remedy and one's total unconditional surrender before the relevant deity. There are various modes of remedies, one can chose from depending on his faith / belief, like colour therapy & gems, mantra, yantra, tantra & Rudraksh, bath, fast & charity, propitiation of curses & age old folk treatments of Lal Kitab. All these have been covered in this book as an aide-memoire to a native in his fight against misfortune.
Chapter 2, Indications of weak / afflicted planets, has some nice general (non-astrological) descriptions of weak planets. The mantras given in chapter 6 are in Hindi or Sanskrit (I cannot tell which). A few of them are translated/transcribed in English ( O! Agni! Impart a life span of 100 years you are symbol of ghee which nurtures & sustains your organs, etc.). (I know of no reason why mantras cannot be recited in English.) The sounds of some Hindi/Sanskrit mantras are transcribed, for those who want to attempt pronunciation.

Chapter 7, on tantra, in addition to magical spells, also includes folk remedies, such as this one, for jaundice: Process pills from fresh garlic and Chirayata (a bitter herb equal to size of peas). If patient takes two such pill in the morning, he will be cured.

An interesting book.

Sagar, 318 pages.


VEDIC ASTROLOGY & EARTHQUAKES - M. Kumaria, $40.00

Contents:

Foreword; Introduction; Preface

Sun, Earth & signs; Celestial watch of movements of signs; Signs with lords of bhavas; Properties of 12 cusps, bhavas; Sidereal time; Longitudes of planets; Indian lunar month; Lords of signs & their tendencies

Yoga & karanas; Luner, months & tithies; Calculation of sidereal time of birth; Significations of houses; Ascendant & houses; Finding the lagna; Bhavas, houses, or cusps; Method of interpretation; Judgement of horoscope or Janma-kundli

The sign Aries; The sign Taurus; The sign Gemini; The sign Cancer; The sign Leo; The sign Virgo; The sign Libra; The sign Scorpio; The sign Sagittarius; The sign Capricorn; The sign Aquarius; The sign Pisces

Method of interpretations; Judgement of horoscope; Sun; Moon; Mars; Mercury; Jupiter; Venus; Saturn; Rahu & Ketu; Gulika (Mandi); Benefic & malefic; Analysis of horoscope; Sayana & Nirayana system (ayanamsha); First step of judgement

Results of occupation & aspect; First bhava, lagna or ascendant; Second house planetary combinations; Third house; Fourth house; Fifth house significations; Sixth house; Seventh house; Eighth house; Ninth house; Tenth house; Eleventh house; Twelfth house

Hora; Navamsa; Saptsamsa; Vargotama; Dasha periods, tables & charts; Earthquake; Earthquake data

Part 2: Predictive astrology:
Methods to predict; Results of houses; First house - body; Second house - wealth; Third house - brother; Fourth house - mother; Fifth house - son; Sixth house - disease; Seventh house - spouse; Eighth house - longevity; Ninth house - fortune, Tenth house - profession; Eleventh house - profit; Twelfth house - expense or loss

Chinta prashna (questions); Sun in 12 houses, Moon in 12 houses; Mars in 12 houses, Mercury in 12 houses; Jupiter in 12 houses, Venus in 12 houses; Saturn in 12 houses, Rahu & Ketu

Identification of lost items; Questions contemplated; Contemplated topics: Dhatu, Moola, Jeeva; Bhava identification; Worries about a person staying abroad; Karakas & signficators; Planets & their significations; Importance of karaka

Influence of benefic & malefic; Judgement of eight types of karakas; Results of Atma karaka; Karakamsa; Result of different planets in Karakamsa; Karaka for Karaka yoga; Analytical judgement; Rules for maleficity & beneficity; Yogas unfolded

Rajyogas in terms of the strength of planets; Panch mahapurush yoga: Ruchak by Mars, Bhadra by Mercury, Hamsa by Jupiter, Malavya by Venus, Shash by Saturn

Maharaj yoga: Bhasker yoga, Indra yoga, Marudyoga, Budh yoga, Parijatadi yoga, Chandradhi yoga, Lagnadhi yoga, Gajkesari yoga, Gaja yoga, Parvat yoga, Amla yoga, Veshi kahal yoga, Mallika yoga, Chamar yoga, Sankha yoga, Bheri yoga, Chandradhi yoga, Mridang yoga, Shrinath sharda yoga, Matsya yoga, Khadag yoga, Lakshmi yoga, Kusum yoga, Parijaat yoga, Kalanidhi yoga, Amshavatar

Nabhasadi Akriti yogas: Sankhya yogas, Ashvarya yogas, Dala yogas, Gada yogas, Shakat & Vihag yoga, Sringataka yoga, Raj yogas

Kemduruma yogas & neechbhang raja yogas

Dhan-yogas for wealth, loss of wealth, plenty of wealth, millionaires, multi-millionaires, wealth from enemy, wealth from wife, wealth from father, loss of wealth; Destitute of wealth, beggars yoga

Enmity between the native & his father; Disputes with enemy; Adoption of the native's child; Envious friend, poor intelligence; Mental deformations; Imbecile: mental deforms; Ayurvedic doctor, forteller or predictor; Omhiscient, miscarriage; Son yoga, blessing of son/daughter

Bilious disease, phthisic, heart disease, Army chief; Adultery by native; Adultery of both husband & wife; Polygamy; Adultery with motherly woman, with sisterly woman, with sterile woman, with elderly woman; Wife having fully developed breast; Worries about a woman; Performing sex, place of performance

Partner, Desperation from wife, marriage; Longevity, long life, short life (Maddhayu); Death in service, death by accident; Death in infancy (balyarishta); Mark on the body; Benefic birth, appearance, complexion, eclipsed moon

Eye diseases, squinted eyes, scar in eyes, impaired vision; Blindness by birth, night blindness, unstable eye ball; Deafness, dumbness, distortion of voice; Stammering, facial distortion; Loss of hand, hunch back, bilious disease

Phthisis, heart disease, disease of anus, diseases of ears; Diabetes, phlegmatic diseases; Parentalhood, loss of mother, chastity of mother; Loss of all family members; Many brothers & sisters

Devotion to Lord Shiva, goddess, guru; Becoming religious head; Fortune, fortune in abroad, fortune in motherland

Divisional charts: Hora, Drekkana, Saptamansa, Navamansa (Navamsa); Mundane astrology; Results of Uranus & Neptune

Glossary; Tables for divisional charts, dasa tables)

Comment: In the Preface, the author (self-published) claims 55 years of astrological experience, including writing for annual guidance on Zodiac signs, in Diamond Rashiphal. Its publication during 28 years inspired me to write astrological analysis on over 22,000 horoscopes, due to regularly increading demand by my aspirants. So, an Institute was formed in 1965 and got registered in 1969 to regulate further studies in Astral-Sciences. (pg. xix)

The opening sections are more introductory, while the second half is more traditional Vedic horoscope analysis, of the natal chart, divisional chart, or horary chart.

Institute of Astrological Sciences, 442 pages.


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