I've often been asked for a list of my favorite astrology books, the ones I thought best. For years I resisted as I did not want to slight all the other authors of all the other books. Also, I didn't think my personal biases should get any more attention than they already do. But we live in a world that is graded (good - better - best) & those who make the rankings take it upon themselves, for better or worse. All of these books are in print and in stock. Be forewarned: These are demanding books.
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Now That I've Cast It, What Do I Do With It? - Maxine Taylor, AFA
How to Read Your Astrological Chart - Donna Cunningham,Weiser
Message of the Stars - Max Heindel, Rosicrucian Fellowship
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I have got some rare books as under which I would like to make accessible to all Astrologers who may be interested. Some of them are advanced, while the others are good for both beginners and Experts.
These will come as Photostat Copies in Spiral binding to you, since the Originals are not available, either due to reprinting not done or no copies available anywhere for sale.
1) Vedic Numerology. By Shri GV Chaudhary published from Bhartiya Vidya Bhuvan, Mumbai.
This is a rare book and an advanced book on astrology conjoined with astronomy not easy for all to understand. This was first published in 1968. This book contains illustrations on how to find the longevity of a Native to his day of death. It also contains illustrations on how to find the marriage day of a native. This book is not meant for an Ordinary student. (Pages 365)
Comments -This book whether one may understand or not, is worth keeping. It’s the only one of its kind in the world.
2) Varahamihira's Brihat Jatakaby V.Subramanya Sastri.
I have got quite a few translations of the Brihata Jatak, but not any as good as this one.
The second edition of this book was published in 1971. The best part of this book is that after every shloka the Notes given by the author compile almost every other author in the rendering of the meaning of the shloka, given alongwith explanations. This is like few teachers explaining the shloka to us in first person. The index of this Book itself contains 32 Pages and one can immediately search for the shlokas of any event one is looking for.
Comments – This is a must have book to refer to by any novice or Expert in astrology.
3) Nakshatra Chintamani by Chandrakant R Bhatt.
This book has always been out of print and one has to find ways and means of acquiring the same. The traditional Astrologers most of them most of the times find themselves at cross roads when it comes to Predictions, though they are experts at Theory work. But this is not astrology. One is interested in our Predictions and not in our lectures on character or nature analysis when one comes to us with his chart. This book will teach you how to predict in the most simplest manner ever you may have ever imagined. Once you understand this book after a couple of readings through the numerous illustrations given in same, you will be able to consider yourself as a KP Astrologer. (Pages 168)
Comments – I recommend this book for any astrologer who wishes to fine tune his predictions. You will thank me after you have gone through it.
4) Indian Astrology by C.J. Krishnaswamy.
First published in 1956. This is a basic book on Indian astrology but among the best I found in 25 years of journey through books. Here certain approaches are mentioned in such a simpler and novel manner and methods that one cannot help but marvel at the truths which so strikingly we may have missed all these years though in front of us always. (Pages 215)
Comments – I recommend this for all New entrants and Experts also for reading and understanding all the Lagnas, houses, ways of examining the Horoscope, and how to predict .
5) Nadi System of prediction (Stellar Astrology) by Rattanlal.
First edition in 1983. This book is small in number of Pages but very vast in information. It contains the Original Predictive Principles of Nadi Astrology which may be an eye opener to all, because a glaring fact may open up in front of You, that nadi astrology of the ancients was actually all based on nakshatras and Gunas of the Planets. (Pages 136). This is the Original wrok from which KP (Krishnamurthy Padhaty has evolved)
Comments – All may not understand this. So only who prefer Nakshatra in Nadi may request for this book.
6) Rapheals Ephemeris from Year 1936 to Year 2000
Comments – This is only for those who are into manual Chart making or wish to learn the same and want authentic data of the planetary positions on any date for above Years. This is not readily available so may not be available at all times.
7) Commercial Ever Ready Numerology by Pt. Ganga Prasad
(Best application of Numbers to forecasting Market prices and winners in Lotteries and Horse racing etc.)
This book was written it seems before 1960's in time of Rupees and annas. Some use of Western astrology (Aspects) as well as Dhruvank etc. has been done to reach desired results. The author has given rules of forecasting daily rise and fall in prices of commodities and Shares. A good number of examples have been presented as illustrations.
Comments – I have not personally used the principles mentioned therein for am not into Racing, Lottery or into Shares. (At least not presently).
Pages – 115
8) Planetary influence on markets Revised by NL Patel.
This book too it seems as been written in 1935 and extra Saturnine planets have been taken into account. This book does not deal with regards to gambling or Racing, but only connected to Shares, Stocks, Cotton, and Bullion Markets. The author mentions that this is his Life time study.
Comments – Same as above
Pages - 160
9) Market forecasting by Fakir Chandra Dutt
This Book too deals with Forecasting Price fluctuations, for Wheat, Sugar,Rice,Cotton,Rubber,Jute, Bullion and Individual Shares. The author is obviously a Bengali writer and seems knowledgable. Here also the stage is set before the `1950's when the book was written. Western astrology has been used here too.
Pages - 180
Comments – Same as above
10) Perpetual Market forecast and Business Astrology by Ganga Prasad
This Book deals totally with aspects, and conjunctions formed in different signs by different planets, what they mean in every sign and how they will affect the prices (fall or rise or keep them steady)
Comments – Same as above.
Pages – 100
11) Mars in Astrology (Edited by BV Raman)
This is again a very old book which is a compendium of articles on Mars by the great authors of those times. One will be introduced to the world of ‘Mars’ factor in details and knowledge coming directly from savants in this field.
Comments – A must read.
12) Research Studies in Hindu Astrology by R. Lakshamanan
This seems to be some good writer astrologer as his book contain a foreword by Dr.BV Raman, another foreword by Y.Kesava Menon, and another foreword by P.S. Sastri.
Comments – Though I have not read it fully but it looks very interesting and one needs good quality time to savour sip by sip from this fat Book containing many examples and explanations.
13) Your Life Partner – A Gift or a Curse by R.K. Aneja
A Good book which contains Logic and explanations for Marriage, role of Venus, ashtakvarga predictions in marriage, timing of marriage, sexual diseases, loose sex Life, separation in marriage, intercaste marriage etc.
Comments – this is an easy to understand and very much educative book.
14) Jataka Navaneetam by Vemuri V Ramkrishna and Karanam L Ramakumar
This is an advanced Book on nakshatra Jyotish and not meant for a Basic student. One does not need to know KP for this, but yet he must be at advanced Levels to understand this.
Comment – a Good book for those who can understand.
15) Nakshatra, Tithi and Gochara Phala by NN Krishna Rau
The name is Self explanatory and the author is renowned for his simplicity yet effective approach towards astrology.
16) Hora Ratna Mala
By Krishna Rau
Comments – I have not read this in detail.
17) Newly Discovered Secrets of Hindu traditional Astrology by P.Gumpaswamy
Comments - A very educative Book with an Original Logical approach towards explaining the 'Whys' of the principles in Indian astrology.
Pages – 315
18) Missing Links of Hindu Astrology by NN Krishna Rau
Comments – All his books needless to say are worth keeping in one's personal Library.
19) Race Astrology by Seshadri Iyer (New Techniques of Prediction Part III)
Comments- Who does not know this man? His previous books are also in much demand in the market at any given time.
20) Nirayana Horoscopes and Western aspects by Chandra kant Bhatt
Comments – Again this author is renowned and so are his books. This particular book is only for those who know Western astrology, aspects, terms etc.
21) The use of Navamsha in prognostication by S. Krishna Iyengar.
Comments. This is another rare Gem of a work and only for advanced students of astrology.
22) Directional astrology of the Hindus by Dr. V.G. Rele
Comments- An old Book but written by a very intelligent author and worth a read.
Pages – about 100-150
23) Horoscopes and Diseases by Chandrakant bhatt
Comments – This author requires no introductions and a great book for those in Medical Astrology.
(N.B. We have more books on Medical Astrology )
24) Jwala Samhita by Jwalaprasad Varma
This Book is for easy straight predictions and is not the run of mill kind book but specific predictions are given here for every Lagna and every planet placement in house and sign.
25) Hora Shatak by J Bhasin
Comments – I did not quite understand it due to small fonts and not so pleasant printing. In This book. The author has used both Hindi and English terms while explaining.
26) Janma Lagna and Gochar by Rajendra Raja Sahib
Comments – Again a good Book well explained for transit purposes.
27) Jyotisha rahasya tatha Bhrigu Samhita Lekhan Vidhi by Jwala Prasad Varma
Comments – I really did not get time to go through this to comment on same.
28) Tantra Vidya (Hindi) ) by Karnidaan Sethia
Deals with Tantric remedies for day to day afflictions in Human Life,
which can be done without worry of side effects. It also provides knowledge which will help you in overcoming Black Magic (Jadu Tona), or keeping such people and substances away from You in day to day Life)
Pages – around 200+
Old Astrology BooksVyapaar Chintamani (Hindi) by Pandit Bhaskar Gangadhar ji
(Excellent book for those in Stock Markets)
30) Aadhunik Teji mandi ka vichaar (Hindi) by Pundit Gangaprasad ji
(Excellent book for those in Stock Markets)
Note – The Pages given above are approximate.
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