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Authors included on this page: Pandits K.B. Parsai & D.K. Parsai, Arastu Prabhaker, Prithuyasas and U.S. Pulippani.

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STAR GUIDE TO PREDICTIVE ASTROLOGY: Bhavas: Planets in the 12 houses - Pandits K.B. Parsai & D.K. Parsai, $55.00
Contents: Preface; Introduction to astrology; How astrology works; Additional information; Basic considerations; More elementary considerations; First house; 2nd house; 3rd house; 4th house; 5th house; 6th house; 7th house; 8th house; 9th house; 10th house; 11th house; 12th house; Planets in the 12 houses; Sun in the 12 houses; Moon in the 12 houses; Mars in the 12 houses; Mercury in the 12 houses; Jupiter in the 12 houses; Venus in the 12 houses; Saturn in the 12 houses; Rahu in the 12 houses; Ketu in the 12 houses; Glossary.

Comment: For each of the chapters on planets in the houses, the book additionally gives the meaning of all two-planet conjunctions, eg, Sun & Jupiter in the second, Sun & Saturn in the second, Sun & Ketu in the second, etc. This book brings up the 6:8 relationship: A planet six houses away from another planet is also 8 houses back to it. Eg, Sun in first, Mars in 6th: Sun to Mars is 6 houses, Mars back to the Sun is 8. This is said to be malefic.

This is a massive book. It has by far the best descriptions of planets in houses of any Vedic book I have ever read. The authors seem to base their work on actual observation. They note when observation confirms or contradicts traditional astrological belief.

Rupa & Co., 837 pages.

HORARY ASTROLOGY: A novel approach to predictions - Arastu Prabhaker, $17.00



Part - A (Theory)
1. Brief history of horary astrology
2. Important nomenclatures & explanations
3. Importance of horary astrology
4. Brief description of ancient text books of horary astrology
5. Significations of planets & signs
6. Houses
7. Sub lord
8. Ruling planets & significators
9. Cusp (bhava) determination
10. Some important subjects of horary astrology
11. Discussion on cuspal chart & traditional chart

Part - B (Case studies)

1. Health - 1; 2. Health - 2; 3. How will be the tenure in the office; 4. Court decision - 1; 5. Decision delivered by lower court would be stayed or not; 6. Court decisions - 2; 7. Party will give ticket or not.

Second house: 8. Reinstatement in service; 9. Improvement of financial position.

Third house: 10. How long one will stay at a place; 11. Sex of the child of the fourth son

Fourth house: 12. Success in competitive examination - 1; 13. Will I get through P.G. exam of M.B.B.S.; 14. Success in P.G. examination of M.B.B.S.; 15. Purchase of land - 1; 16. Purchase of land - 2

Fifth house: 17. Will my love affair materialize - 1; 18. Will my love affair materialize - 2; 19. Will my love affair materialize - 3; 20. Admission of son in medical college; 21. Determination of sex of child

Sixth house: 22. Litigation; 23. Borrowing from bank; 24. Borrowing from relative; 25. Entangled money

Seventh house: 26. Well being of wife; 27. Integrity of partner; 28. Second marriage; 29. When marriage will take place

Eighth house: 30. Appointment of wife

Ninth house: 31. Foreign journey

Tenth house: 32. Transfer - 1; 33. Transfer - 2; 34. Transfer - 3; 35. Promotion - 1; 36. Promotion - 2; 37. Promotion - 3; 38. When will be promoted to the post of manager; 39. When will be promoted to the post of senior manager

Eleventh house: 40. Will become district magistrate or not?; 41. Lost golden chain will it be recovered; 42. Lost file will it be found?; 43. Political success - 1; 44. Political success - 2; 45. Popularity through astrology

Twelfth house: 46. Will I be punished in departmental inquiry; 47. Selling of house to pay off market debts; 48. Payment of debts

Queries of general natures: 49. Appointment in an institution; 50. What will be the future of the institution

K.P. Table


The "novel approach" is Krishnamurti horary, where house cusps are in Placidus, and the querent is to pick a number between 1 and 249. I presume he draws a number from a hat. That number is then found in a table in the back, and the various sub lords are searched for on the various house cusps. It might be argued that drawing a number out of a hat is surely not a reliable means of determining anything, except, that is, that the "casual" mention of the problem to an horary astrologer is taken as a meaningful moment in time. Which has an historical pedigree already. So the KP system pairs a randomly chosen number with a randomly chosen time to arrive at a specific answer to a specific question.

About 2/3rds of the book are practical examples, with details.

Nishkaam Peeth Prakashan, 192 pages.

HORA SARA - Prithuyasas, translated by R. Santhanam, $20.00
Contents: Foreword by B.V. Raman; A few words beforehand; 1. Divisions of Rasis; 2. Planetary character; 3. Planetary strengths; 4. Conception & birth; 5. Evils at birth; 6. Longevity - special rules; 7. Longevity - again explained; 8. Dasa Phala Nirupana; 9. Effects of Sun's period; 10. Effects of Moon's period;

11. Effects of Mars' period; 12. Effects of Mercury's period; 13. Effects of Jupiter's period; 14. Effects of Venus' period; 15. Effects of Saturn's period; 16. Miscellaneous effects of periods; 17. Effects of Ashtaka Varga; 18. Effects of sub-period; 19. Chandra & Nabhasa yogas; 20. Raja yogas;

21. Planetary effects for bhavas; 22. Livlihood; Effects of two/three planets being together; 24. Horoscopes hindered; 25. Astrology for the fair sex; 26. End of life; 27. To trace lost horoscopes; 28. What the birth asterism means; 29. What the moon sign means; 30. What the navamsa means; 31. Nakshatra Jataka (hints on Udu dasa); 32. Some horoscopic canons.

Comment: Prithuyasas was a son of Varahamihira. The book comprises 1209 Sanskrit slokas (included). This might be Santhanam's first published translation. In various places I wished I could read Sanskrit, or that the translation was more complete. Santhanam tends to omit the name of what the sloka is referring to, leaving us to guess. Such as the beginning of chapter 17, on Ashtakavarga. Santhanam gives the values of the dots, but only Sanskrit for what the dots are for. We might presume the first section is Sun, the second for the Moon, etc., but for each, there are eight divisions. For those of you who know Sanskrit, or who are determined.

Ranjan, 333 pages, hardcover.

GOCHAR PHALADEEPIKA: Torch on transit of planets - U.S. Pulippani, $33.00
Contents: Foreword; Preface; 1. General; 2. Graha sheela or planetary signification; 3. Graha sheela sangraha; 4. Significations pertaining to 12 rashis; 5. Details about the 12 lagnas; 6. Essence of significations of the 12 lagnas; 7. The signification of the 12 bhavas; 8. Benefic & malefic planets; 9. Deciding longevity with reference to transit; 10. Gochar phala & dasabukthi phala niranaya, reconcilliation of transit;

11. Some miscellaneous matters; 12. Fundamentals of gochara phala (transit); 13. Transit results of Sun; 14. Transit results of Moon; 15. Transit results of Mars; 16. Transit results of Mercury; 17. Transit results of Jupiter; 18. Transit results of Venus; 19. Transit results of Saturn; 20. Transit results of Rahu;

21. Transit results of Ketu; 22. Transit results at a glance; 23. Results of aspects in transit; 24. Nakshatra Vedha; 25. Transit stellar occupational results; 26. Moorthy Nirnaya; 27. 7.5 years Saturn & Saturn's various special transitional effects; 28. Gochar & ashtakavarga; 29. Transit effects reckoned from 10th house from lagna; 30. When transiting planets cross the natal positions in your horoscope;

31. Transit & eclipses; 32. Transit results - miscellaneous information; 33. Example horoscopes; 34. Thripatha chakra results for each year of the age of the native ruled by 3 planets each year; 35. Sarvato Bhadra chakra; 36. How Jupiter's transit in Gemini affects you; 37. Sudarsana chakra & its application.

Comment: Quotes liberally from Brihat Samhita, Brihat Jataka, Jataka Desh Marga, Kalaprakasika, Brihath Jyothisha Sara & others, with original slokas in Sanskrit.

Alpha Publication, 424 pages.

BIORHYTHMS OF NATAL MOON: Mysteries of Panch Pakshi - U.S. Pulippani, $15.00


Introduction, by K.N. Rao
Author's preface

1. Introduction of the subject
2. Fundamentals explained
3. Common features & conventions
4. Significations for the bright half of the moon: Gross & abstract tables
5. Significations for the dark half of the moon: Gross & abstract tables
6. Conclusions
7. Good or bad
8. Success or failure
9. Travel
10. Coronation
11. Sickness
12. Puberty
13. Horary elemental astrology (Panchapakshi arooda)
14. Horary elemental astrology (Panchapakshi Arooda through stars)
15. Panchapakshi & sexology

Comment: All births can be catagorized as one of five birds, based on nakshatra of the birth star & if the moon at the time was waxing or waning. The five birds are, Vulture, Owl, Crow, Cock & Peacock.

Each bird has one of five daily activities, according to the cycle: Eating (subsistence), walking (work), ruling (ie, in command), sleeping (rest) or death (inactivity).

Each day is divided into five divisions of 2 hours 24 minutes. The night has the same divisions. [This only works in equatorial areas. For more northerly climes, you must use sunrise & sunset times & do the math.]

When you put it all together, the result is something like this:

On Saturdays:
1. During the first main period, The Owl eats, the Vulture rules, the Peacock dies, the Cock walks & the Crow sleeps
2. During the second main period, The Crow eats, the Owl rules, the Vulture dies, the Peacock walks & the Crow sleeps
3. During the third main period, The Cock eats, the Crow rules, the Owl dies, the Vulture walks & the Peacock sleeps
4. During the fourth main period, The Peacock eats, the Cock rules, the Crow dies, the Owl walks & the Vulture sleeps
5. During the fifth main period, The Vulture eats, the Peacock rules, the Cock dies, the Crow walks & the Owl sleeps.
(from pgs. 44-45)
Which can be useful to know. Pgs. 135-184 give weekly tables for all five birds, for each day of the week, hour by hour. Starting with chapter 7, practical advice is given for specific questions.

Which brings us to chapter 15, on Sexology. The premise of this chapter is that men are subjective & want it all the time, whereas women are objective & need a good reason. Panch Pakshi is the means whereby touch can supply the necessary reason. If you know the woman's bird, and if you know the hour, then if you but touch the proper part of her body (back of hand, neck, chest, ankle, head, etc.), and if she is your wife or girlfriend, she will instantly submit & the resulting sex will be really, really, REALLY good. (If she is not your wife or is unknown to you, then you will DIE. Or so says the book.) Detailed tables are supplied. Having thus got your attention, the author makes the more useful observation, that knowing your bird & knowing the hour are essential prerequisites for medical treatment. The final table in the book is a list of poison points, ie, places not to touch for the various bird/hour combinations.

Ranjan, 240 pages.

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