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12-Step Guide to Vedic Horoscope Interpretation

Summary: A Beginner’s Guide to successful Vedic (Jyotish) Horoscope Interpretation. It covers the key areas of: Collecting Information and Constructing the Horoscope; Evaluation of Key Indicators for Judging the Jyotish Horoscope;  Synthesis and Reporting Back to Client. It contains numerous links to well-researched and clearly written additional resources. Sharing the author’s extensive knowledge and experience, it makes the process of chart interpretation and prediction effective, systematic and easy-to-follow. Reading time: 35 to 45 minutes

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Problematic Planetary Alignments in April 2024

Summary: This article examines a number of problematic and inauspicious planetary alignments happening in April 2024 from the perspective of Vedic astrology. It covers the total solar eclipse occurring on 8 April 2024, the appearance of Comet Pons-Brooks, planetary war between Mars and Saturn and the retrograde combust Mercury with Gandanta Dosha.   It then applies the rules and principles of Jyotish astrology to analyse the potential impact of these astrological events in the Vedic horoscope. It also demonstrates how Jyotish forms an integral part of the wider Yogic / Vedic spiritual traditions and is intended as a resource for people studying this subject.

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Transits

Summary: Transits are another way of predicting returning karma, but of less importance than the Mahadasha periods. Effects are evaluated on a house-by-house basis counted from the sign where the Moon is located in the birth-chart. The main effects considered by Jyotish are due to the transits of Jupiter and Saturn (particularly ‘Sade Sati’).

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Planetary Aspects

Summary: Explaining the concept of ‘Planetary Aspects’ in Jyotish and examining the rules needed to apply these principles. Also highlighting the major differences between aspects in Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology.

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Planetary Strengths or Powers

Summary: Covers a key component of chart interpretation – assessing the ‘strength’, ‘power’ or ‘status’ of a planet from its sign placement in a birth-chart. Also explains:  House Rulership (ownership) concept and  ‘Friends and Enemies’ categories for assessing planetary strengths. Examines how strength assessment is modified by the effect of  Retrograde motion, Combust planets, Vargottama status in divisional charts and ‘Planetary War’. 

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Introduction to Vedic Astrology – Jyotish

Summary: This article is a brief introduction to Vedic Astrology. It covers the links with yoga, and the basic aims and applications of the predictive and preventive Vedic Astrological System – also known as Jyotish or Yogic Astrology.

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Vedic Astrology – A Paradigm Shift

Summary: This article examines the paradigm shift needed by Western Astrologers if they are going to stand any chance of understanding the fundamental concepts involved in the predictive and preventive Vedic Astrological system.

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