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Astrology can be considered a useful branch of knowledge only if its concepts and principles could be applied to assess the personality and life of a person, and to look into the years ahead to tell him as to what is in store for him.

The Signs, Houses and Planets are the three basic factors which need to be understood clearly for developing successful predictive ability. In Predictive Astrology - An Insight, rules and facts pertaining to each of these factors have been given and the effect of one factor on the other has been analysed in a very comprehensible and instructive manner. For timing the events in the life of a person correctly, the Vimshottari Dasa System has been rationalized to fit the calendar in vogue and detils of supportive transit indications have also been given.

This book is a manual of practical astrology designed to enable the reader to handle queries relating to various facets of everyday life successfully.

About the Author:

D.S. Mathur is a member of the Indian Administrative Service since 1971. He holds Master's degrees in Mathematics and Modern Indian History from the University of Allahabad. He has also pursued studies at the University of Birminghalm U.K. He has traveled widely in Europe and South East Asia. He has a deep and abiding interest in the culture and history of our country and has made a comprehensive study of astrological literature.



An attempt has been made in this work to clarify the concepts with regard to the Signs, Planets, and Houses in simple and readable language. These are the building blocks of the founda- tion on which an edifice of sound analytical knowledge of predictive astrology may rest. What each of these factors repre- sents, what its characteristics are and what the postulates and rules are relating to each of them have been clearly enunciated. Further the results and effects of inter-action of these factors have also been brought out in sufficient detail. To keep the bulk of the work within limits, generally definitions and commonly known or found facts have been dispensed with. Thus, this is not a primer. It is meant for a person who, having found the subject interesting and obtained its elementary knowledge, wishes to delve deeper in it in a systematic manner.

There has been excessive emphasis on Yogas (planetary place- ments and combinations) in predictive astrology, so much so that, generally, the basics are lost sight of. The importance of various yogas ought not to be belittled, but astrological prediction is not mere application of yogas to the birth chart. In the present day world, when astrology has assumed a place of common interest and even a lay man likes to study the subject, to expect a modem man to learn by heart the thousands and thousands of yogas with which the astrological literature of yore is replete, is to expect too much. He is also a little bewildered as such an approach does not appeal to his rational mind.

For a sound knowledge and understanding of the subject, we must know the fundamentals and the manner in which they can be analysed. In this book the reader is taken through the subject in a scientific manner. He will realise that there is reason in predictive astrology, and that it is not merely the product of intuitive surmisings. My effort has been to emphasise this reason and system.

In the last Chapter, the maladjustment that exists between the Vimshottari Dasa System and Gregorian calendar has been point- ed out. The Dasa System has been adapted to the calendar in vogue. It obviates the possibility of timings fixed with the use of this System to fail. Suitable tables have been appended to save the reader much arithmetical labour for, to my knowledge this information is not available elsewhere in usable detail. The strength of a planet is of foremost importance in Hindu predictive astrology. The method of calculating the shadbala (six- fold) strength of a planet is not only highly tedious but is beyond the capability of a common reader. We have, in this book, through a simple method, attempted to reach an approximation to the six-fold strength of a planet without any mathematical exercise. This has further been related to the Vinshopaka strength of the planet. These two together will give a very fair idea of the prowess of the planet to give results.

Long hours spent at the word-processor producing this book could not make my wife Lalita, and the children, Radhika and Rahul, impatient. I really marvel at their forbearance. My friends have always encouraged me to put down my thoughts on paper. This book is a result of that encouragement.



Chapter One: Signs: p. 1-41
  The gender, quality, categorization, element, direction, and classification of each sigh-their applications-description, physical and mental characteristics of each sign, location, finance, vocation, diseases and the parts of human body represented by each sign the effect of rising drekkans-all the twelve signs so analysed.

Chapter Two: Planets: p. 43-170
  The Parashari and Jaimini Karakas-some definitions-methods to determine the nature and strength of each planet-elements of planets-effect of elements of signs on planets - their applications - some general rules, opening remarks and postulates-aspects-rules for interpreting the aspects - the description of each planet, its relationship with other planets, its karaka qualities, matters that are represented by it, and specific rules and postulates relating to each planet-the description of the effect of aspect of a planet on other planets-effects differentiated according to the nature of the planet-the description of the effect each planet has on the native, his affairs in general and his blood relations by its placement in each house and sign-the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn so analysed in detail.

Chapter Three: The Lunar Nodes -
Rahu and Ketu:
p. 171-197
  The description of each Node-its relationship with other planets-its karaka qualities-matters represented by it-its nature-Kalasarpa Yoga detailed rules and postulates-description of the effect of association of each Node with other planets-the effect of placement of each Node in each house and sign-Rahu and Ketu so analysed in detail.

Chapter Four: Houses (First to Sixth): p. 199-308
  Rules of judging various aspects of life from houses-interpretation and use of the navansha chart-rules for determining such owners of houses that will cause ill health-Vipareet Raj Yoga-general rules to determine the nature of and strength of a house-rules for timing of an event-the effect of the owner of a maraca (death dealing) house on the karaka planet for an aspect of life-matters signified by each house-specific rules and postulates for each house-rules for determining relationship of the native with a relative of his rules to determine the number and gender of children, and pregnancies destroyed-rules for interpreting the effect of each sign in a house-description of the effect of each in sigh in a house-rules for interpreting the effect of each owner of a house in various houses-First to Sixth houses so analysed in detail.

Chapter Five: Houses (Seventh to Twelfth) p. 309-405
  Matters signified by each house-specific rules and postulates for each house-more rules for timing an event, and specifically for timing marriage and death-simple but dependable methods for determining longevity and vocation-rules for interpreting the effect of each sign in a house-description of the effect of each sign in a house-rules for interpreting the effect of each owner of a house in various houses-description of the effect of each owner of a house in various houses-Seventh to Twelfth houses so analysed in detail-Notes on (i) good and bad aspects, and (ii) methods to determine Hora and Navansha lagans.

Chapter Six: A New Look at the
Vimshottari Dasa system:
p. 407-430
  Method to determine Vinshopaka strength of a planet-resultant strength of a planet taking into account the Vinshopaka strength of a planet, and its strength determined on the basis of its location etc, the phenomenon of neecha banga (annulment of debilitation) the discrepancy in the length of an year as taken in the Vimshottari Dasa System and the current calendar-method to reduce Vimshottari Dasa periods to Gregorian calendar time frame-detailed tables of major, sub and inter periods for each planet according to the current calendar-tables for counting number of days in a normal year followed by another normal year, in a normal year followed by a leap year, and in a leap year-tables for Hora, Drekkan, Navansha, Dwadasamsa and Trimsansa divisions of signs.

Index   p. 431-435


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