2.Types of retrogression- rotation and revolution.
3.Importance of Retrograde planets-views of classics & savants.
4.Karmic theory and retrogression of Mercury & Venus.
5.Retrogression of Mars, Jupiter & Saturn.
6.Dasha/ transit and retrogression.
7.Retrogression and Div. charts, Horary & Mundane affairs.
8.Retrogression and Western Astrology.
9.Six Astronomical Configurations.
10.15 tables and 43 charts of natives/ natural calamities.
Child is a very sweet five letter word and is the purest and most innocent creation of God. He manifests all the necessary attributes which takes one nearer to the God. It is rightly said “child is the father of man”. Children are the continuation of the human race into the next generation. They are a blessing from God, because it is not something that just because you want to have a child, so you can have one. In some cases, it is delayed, delayed inordinately or even denied. The craving to have at least one child drives a man/ woman to any extent including artificial insemination. The book gives various astrological combinations for these and also some remedial measures including Mantra/ Tantras. Not to have a child is one serious problem, to lose a child after conceiving one is ten times more grievous and to see one’s child go astray or humiliate his parent is 100 times more pain causing. Our scriptures say that all these are the results of our own karmas of past lives. Birth of a child is not just an accident or event, but is our own undischarged debts or assets of previous lives.
The evolution of human race to its present state is due to constant endeavour of each parent to see that even at the cost of their own discomfort, their children move ahead and achieve, what even they could not for any reason. The aim of education has been to awaken the consciousness of a person. The education liberates a soul from darkness of ignorance to the glory of true knowledge and bliss. To acquire knowledge is a natural trait of all human beings. However these days the stream/ branches of education are so many and varied and to get admission therein is so competitive and difficult that the task of the young students and their parents have become difficult. Hence there is a definite need to have astrological/ psychological counseling for specific educational fields. There are number of astrological yogas, combinations, Arishtas (to be countered) as tools for astrologers; yet the astrologer have to invoke his knowledge and intuition to the maximum to be able to provide the correct and timely counsel. Hope the book will help one and all in pursuit of the same.
Among various Vargas, the relative importance of Navamsha is universally acclaimed. Astrologers consider it to be just next to birth chart or equal to birth chart or even better than the birth chart. Almost all astrologers use Navamsha and birth chart together to assess strengths of various houses and planets before giving any opinion. In Vedic astrology, Navamsha occupies an outstanding position and draws one’s attention for deeper understanding/ scrutiny due to its multifarious technique and usage. The additional inputs in the form of scintillating concepts by Jaimini and Nadi system have made the subject more engrossing. The author has tried to incorporate the same in the book. The study of a birth chart gives only the gross (Sthool) indications of characteristics of various houses and planets; while Navamsha offers their detailed (Sookshmatar) values. It is so because a Navamsha is basically equal to both in its size and extent to a quarter/ one fourth / pada of a Nakshtra, thereby giving it a stellar role. While a house represents a combined spectrum of 30 degrees, a Navamsha provides a microscopic view of 3° 20’ or 1/ 9 part of a sign only.
The universe is an ocean of mysteries and surprises. Why and from where we have come? What is our role and aim in this life? What is death and what happens after death? Who controls or regulate our actions? What are destiny and Karma principles? Is there anything as soul and rebirth? What is the origin and power of our thoughts? Saints, philosophers and scientists have all tried to answer these queries but no universally accepted views have emerged so far. In the last two centuries, great strides have been made in various fields of knowledge. But what is the use of this knowledge if it does not bring liberation from sufferings and peace of mind. Consciousness and universe are inter-woven. Time is a great cosmic force with four dimensional approach. Philosophy and religion are in depth study of man. To know the human beings is to know the universe and mind/ intellect play a great role in it. Sri Ramkrishna said, “A man attains everything when he discovers his true Self in himself.” One should strive to attain the state of sat-chit-anand in this very life. Astrology is a divine science which helps one understand himself better and answer various what, why, how and when in a systematic way.
The stars or Nakshtras have fascinated most of us during our childhood. During hurly-burly of adulthood, they seemed to be put in background, but come back to centre stage again once we settle down in life and concept of Almighty/ destiny dawns on us. Nakshtras are said to be the abodes into which the fruits of our past labour or Karma is transferred and stored. Thus, Nakshtras distribute the outgrowth of Karma according to the theory of cause and effect. We should look more and more into them and try and identify ourselves with our own Nakshtra to understand ourselves and people around us better. The deity, nature, working style, caste, sex, Yoni, Gunas, Tatwa, Tridosh, body parts, lord of Nakshtra and its Pada, Muhurats, longevity, profession, diseases/ health, marriage, children & relationships and remedial measures for afflicted/ ill placed Nakshtra are unique for each individual and his Nakshtra. This book takes us through a sojourn of cosmic path of 27 Nakshtras. The author hopes this journey is interesting, knowledgeable and satisfying.
Medical astrology is a specialized branch of Vedic astrology. It is an extraordinary predictive and counseling tool. A horoscope indicates good, bad or indifferent traits and physical, emotional or spiritual characteristics of the native as per the Karmic flow. A chart is only the representation of one’s Karmic implications in one’s life through planetary influences. The medical astrology helps in understanding well in advance where the human chain is the weakest in the physical body and why. An astute astrologer will be able to diagnose disease and the diseased body part merely by analysis of the horoscope. He should be able to tell the susceptibility or the resistance which a native has for a particular disease. He may be able to tell the period of onset/ recovery from the disease and can also suggest the remedial measures to reduce its severity without any side effect. Once this is known, it will be easier for medicos to quickly arrive at the cause and place of diseased body part and the treatment to which the patient will respond.
The diseases are generally indicated by the malefic influences of planets. Houses, signs and Nakshtras wherein the planets are placed indicate tendencies, susceptibility, resistance and potential of various ailments in the body. When these potential will manifest depends upon the dasha periods and transit of planets. The numbers of diseases which a native may have to encounter are numerous. However this book touches upon 112 diseases with the help of 102 illustrative charts. The last (16th) chapter of this book is devoted to common astrological remedies with a new Karmic and practical point of view to propitiate evil planets causing ailments.
Astrological analysis has two components. The first is the deduction of likely trends in the life of a native. This determines the basic promise of a horoscope. The second, and more important, is to determine the time when the relevant events, according to the promise, would happen. The first part requires astrological knowledge & calculations etc; while for the second part great perception, synthesis, intuition and divine help are required. Astrology is basically the art & science of deciphering the characteristics & impulses gathered by various planets by their position/ movement and their synthesis. It is the basic characteristics of planets as modified by various impulses/ vibrations which they receive and then imparts on the native. Essentially one has to understand planets- their relationship with houses, signs & Nakshtra and their roles as lords of sign/ houses, Nakshtra or its subdivisions, as dasha lords or their day to day transit with respect to their natal position or standard specific points like natal Moon, natal ascendant or dasha lords. This not only helps in understanding the basic promises, but the timing of their fructification as well.
Astrology is a great science based on sound principles and theory of karma through cycles of rebirth. A horoscope is basically a map of zodiac indicating position of planets in various signs/ Nakshatra at the time and place of birth. The delineation of a chart is the science and art of deciphering it as per the knowledge, intuition of the astrologer and divine help available to him. Therefore the first requisite is to have sound knowledge of nature and characteristics of houses, signs, Nakshatra and planets and their inter-relation. Next comes the basic tools like dasha, transit, yoga and divisional chart and their application in delineating a horoscope. Lagna is the single most important factor in delineating a horoscope. It is the very being of the native, his élan vital & basic potential. Unless the seed of a specific quality or event is contained in this basic potential, other planetary indications will not find suitable opportunities for manifestation. Lagna also determines the numbering of houses with lagna being the first. With the change in lagna, the significations of any planet will change drastically, as his house & lordship changes, although the sign & constellation of the planet remain unchanged.
In any horoscope, the 1st, 5th & 9th houses are considered to be the most auspicious ones. It is believed that the soul enters the world through 5th house of Poorva Janam Karma to the ascendant in the form of human body and exit through the 9th house after completing the Karma assigned for the present birth through 10th house. These three houses together constitute the spiritual or Dharma Trikone, which primarily aims at transforming the native to a higher stage of evolution through their Divine faculties and creativity. Their lords irrespective of their natural traits, are favourable to a native leading to greater happiness. The ascendant is always the most beneficial house and its lord the most helpful planet, which guides and assists the native in all walks of life. The houses constituting Dharma Trikone reveal many special features of the native’s destiny through his sojourn during the present incarnation.
As per classics, there are four goals of human life, Dharma, Artha, Kaam & Moksha. Classics have extolled Dharma & Moksha and looked down Artha & Kaam. But Materialistic world of today has just the opposite view. Corresponding to the four goals are the four Trikones in any chart. All the four trikones have their Apex in a Kendra house, which indicates the involvement of the native in immediate / everyday life. There is no denying the prominence of Dharma Trikone, but to ignore the other three will be a Himalayan blunder. In fact all the four Trikones are dependent on Artha Trikone for sustenance and all the progress, we see around us, originates and get accomplished in Kaam Trikone.
The Lagna is basically a reference point from where the various houses in a chart are numbered. The Lagna is not synonymous with the ascendant although often used interchangeably. A chart should be delineated from a number of reference points, known as “Alternate Lagnas” in order to give us additional clues. The strongest among Ascendant, Moon & Sun should be taken as Lagna. These houses are clubbed into various groups. The first, fourth, seventh and tenth houses are called Kendra, Vishnu Sthans, angular or cardinal houses, implying that they are the center or core of the chart. As Lord Vishnu looks after the welfare of the entire universe, the Kendra Houses acting as foundation & pillars of the horoscope sustains the entire edifice of one’s life.
Each of the four Kendras, represent one of the basic goal of human life 1st house is part of Dharma Trikone, 4th house of Moksha Trikone, 7th house of Kaam Trikone and 10th house of Artha Trikone. The Lagna represents soul, self & vital energy, the 10th house karmas of the native, his means of livelihood, name & fame, 4th house all types of comforts, luxuries, property & education, and 7th spouse, partnership, padprapti, foreign settlement, diplomacy & public relations. The cycle of birth, love & care, death and Karma, which sustain life, are well integrated with the strength & quality of Kendra houses.
The Kendras are the major factor in the combinations called Panch Mahapurush and Chatussagar Yoga, which are of rare individual greatness and bestow a great and unique magnetic influence to follow. They also denote native’s dynamic involvement in social environment around him. These are very important houses and all the important events of a native’s everyday life hinge around them. It is necessary to have a deep understanding of these four houses, which reveals the life as it is lived in the physical world. Taken together, they represent the immediate nature of human impulses. As the immediate is the most important aspect of one’s life, the Kendra Houses are of supreme importance.
Great savants of astrology have enunciated various rules, theories & hypothesis about various permutation and combinations of planets in a native’s chart. The 12 houses represent the journey of a native from the cradle to the grave. No two natives (and their horoscopes) are identical, even the twins differ. Why & how it happens is to be understood & explained by an astrologer. The basic rule is to proceed from known to unknown to understand the highly complex treatises. This necessitates the availability of a large number of horoscopes on which the various tools of astrology can be tested & understood.
The book provides this basic necessity of large number of keen students & research scholars of astrology. This book provides horoscopes of nine divine deities of different religions and 756 horoscopes of different natives of different times and of different nations. 415 natives out of them are alive as on date. To facilitate proper identification, the charts of natives are given in alphabetical order. To facilitate further, separate index have been given Lagna-wise and profession-wise. Total numbers of vocations have been identified as 27. Each horoscope gives longitudes in degree & minutes, birth details of the native, balance dasha at birth, date & mode of death where applicable & available and few important events of each native. The scholars can derive much more useful information from the data given in the book. It is expected that large astrological fraternity will welcome the book in its present form.
As per classics there could be four goals in human life- Dharma, Artha, Kaam & Moksha. However in the materialistic world of today, most of us think, plan and act of / for Artha & Kaam only. Artha covers any / all activities connected with finance & livelihood and Kaam includes all types of desires e.g. sex, comforts and luxuries.
Upchaya literally means growth, accumulations, elevation, expansion, improvement, rise, aspiration, profit, gain, prosperity or excess of inflow without much effort and at a much faster rate. Upchaya group of houses contains the best of Artha & Kaam Trikones by excluding their Marka houses (2nd & 7th) and thus includes 3rd, 6th , 10th, & 11th houses. The rest of the houses are called Apchaya houses. The beauty of Upchaya houses is that even natural malefics produce excellent results here. They indicate growth & gain of any or all desires-whether good or evil.
Every desire originates in 3rd house. It is nurtured by strong determination & hard work of 3rd house, pointed concentration & competitiveness of 6th house and 10th house provides controlled Kriyaman Karma to enable desire to be fulfilled in 11th house. Every planet associated with 11th house ensures gain/ profit in its own way. The progress which human beings have made so far, can be attributed to these fighting qualities only. The 6th is a Trika house and 11th a Badhak house for movable lagans. However, this book highlights only the positive aspects of Upchaya houses.
The correct judgement of longevity is highly complex, but is equally important and sought after. “Knowing longevity is difficult even for gods” said sage Parashar.Any prediction made without considering it may make the prediction a laughing stock of both the astrologer and astrology. The time span between birth and death of a native is called his longevity. Longevity and 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 and kin and our relationship with them is pre-determined, predestined and 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 and 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 and enable to have a better judgement of longevity.
The survival and sustenance of human life and all activities on this earth mainly depends on financial prosperity. A vast majority of us think of, talk about and act as per financial considerations. In 21st millennium, money is God, God is money. A high financial status automatically brings power, glory, authority, comforts and friends and covers most of the short comings. People without money lead a life of sufferings & penury unsung, unwept & unhonoured in life as well as in death.
People’s curiosity and inquisitiveness grow more and more in the quest for future financial status & life style. This brings in the necessity of divine astrological consultations which help a native to decide why, what, when, where and how one should act to get the best as per one’s past karmas & present serious efforts. Selection of an auspicious time to start a work and resort to remedial measures when things are not moving as expected are core considerations for any business.
The profession of a native is intimately related to one’s chances and degree of success in acquiring riches & wealth. The number and type of professions are far too many to be counted. The profession is a mean to achieve prosperity, but these days the end results justify the means. More and more people earn riches through dubious means passing through the phenomenon of ups and downs, rags to riches and riches to rags. Hence various professions along with these phenomenons have been discussed in detail with illustrations.
A native suffers or enjoys (with the former having a dominant part) in life as per his prarbdha/destiny. Astrology does indicate what one has to endure and what one can overcome. Whereas great strides have been taken and wonderful results obtained regarding influence of planets, both benefic & malefic, on human beings, the same can not be said about finding out the remedies for their malefic results. Each remedy is basically a prayer to the Almighty to bail the native out of a difficult situation. It is our Kartvya Karma as part of Prarbdha/Kiryaman Karma to observe remedial actions to keep our body and mind healthy.
In a horoscope, destiny/luck is indicated by 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 the path of human development is a story of constant struggle between the destiny and 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 and 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.
The classical texts have condemned Trika (6th, 8th & 12th) houses and their lords as evil with a negative role. These are considered to represent all the anti-forces that act against a native and are held responsible for all the miseries, sufferings, calamities and diseases that befall a native.
However there is nothing absolutely good or bad in the universe. All the houses are part of a divine scheme and have a definite function to perform. Trika houses represent the struggle of life and the capabilities of a native to fight back. Viewing adversity as challenge and not as loss or failure is a positive attitude and elevates one spiritually.
The Trika houses denote unconscious and sub-conscious mind which are vital to understand any native. As the level of consciousness elevates, native’s perception and mode of operation drastically changes and barriers like hatred, jealousy and revenge etc. get dissolved.
It is interesting to note that certain dispositions or Yogas by Trika lords in a horoscope not only shun the evil denotations but also bring fortune, wealth, health and happiness. Mars/Jupiter in 6th, Mercury/Saturn in 8th and Venus in 12th house if placed alone and unafflicted gives excellent results. Benefics and trinal lords if exalted, Yogkaraka or Mooltrikone sign in a Trika house helps a native to rise high in life. This book highlights such positive aspects of Trika houses/lords.
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 folds- to study a particular aspect of human life pertaining to a specific house and to find out the true strength of planets related with the house. A horoscope takes into account linear time and 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 and yogas formed by them. The other, Nadi system, studies the effects of lords of sign, Nakshatra and 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 and its significations in a better way, a comparative study of planets in birth and divisional charts has also been made.
This book shall add to precision and accuracy of probable events and their qualitative effects on various aspects related to a native and as such will be of great use to serious students of astrology.
The author has discussed the following points in the book
1)Vedic approach to prashna, need & utility of prashna 2)Basic concepts of signs, Nakshatras, Houses & Significators 3)General concepts of horary & time of fructification 4)Mook or secret queries 5) Queries related to Education, success in admission/ competition 6) Marriage & related problems 7)Children & related queries 8) Queries related to property & vehicles 9) Queries related to disease & health 10)Queries related to Theft & Recovery 11)Queries related to litigation & Conflicts 12)Travels & Missing person related queries 13)Queries related to jobs & career 14)Queries related to Business & Finance 15)Some frequently asked Questions 16)93 Illustrations covering various aspects of above queries 17) Miscellaneous Techniques used in Prashna