of the common man in astrology has greatly increased in recent years. This is evident
from the host of fortune forecast columns published by almost every newspaper,
magazine or journal of importance. Everyone goes through them because of
inherent interest. However, these do not help the reader much.
At the same
time, there is a need for a book of substance on astrology for the common man
from which one can learn on one's own. This book aims at fulfilling that need.
The work is an effort to lay the subject of astrology on a logical basis.
the basic principles are enunciated, and then the reader is encouraged to
derive results using those principles.
features of the book are:
Common Sanskrit/Indian technical words with which
the Indian reader is generally conversant, have been
(ii) The soul
of the subject is based on Vedic/Hindu/Indian astrology. However, the
similarities and differences with Western astrology have been clearly
this book is meant to be a text on predictions of astrology, a chapter has
nevertheless, been devoted to calculation not only to make the work
comprehensive, but also to bring out the basics about the movement of signs and
planets in the heaven.
As and when required, illustrations,
figures and tables have been given liberally to help the reader in the
understanding of the subject.
(v) A sample
horoscope has been constructed and analysed. It has been taken up as a case
study so that the reader learns to cast a horoscope, and at the same time
analyse and interpret it independently.
All topics of importance have been
included. Hence, both Lagna and Navansha charts have been cast and discussed.
The last two chapters are an exclusive
feature of the book. One on 'Special Topics' covers matters of common interest
in detail. Another on 'Remedies' will guide the reader
(a) to accept destiny, which is nothing but the result of one's
own Karmas of present and
innumerable previous births, and as a divine prescription for happiness in life
after exhausting the effects of those Karmas;
(b) to undertake rituals and spiritual practices to alleviate
suffering while at the same time following virtuous conduct and reciting
(c) and to wait for divine grace.
Thanks are due
to my son Amitabh for developing the birth-chart on
the computer, to my daughter Sangeeta for inspiration and help in preparing the
manuscript and to my brother Ajaya for suggesting the
name for the book.
The Signs (Rashis)
The Houses (Ghar/Bhavas)
Casting The Horoscope/Birth-chart (Janma-Kundali)
Planetary Aspects (Drishti)
Judging From Ascendant
Results of Planets in Signs (Grah-Rashi-Phal)
Results of Planets in Houses (Grah-Bhavashraya-Phal) and Judging Each House/Bhava
Planetary Periods (Graha-Dashas)
Transits of Planets (Gochar Grahas)
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