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The Horoscope Reading offers a broad overview of life events or a karmic road map and tendencies of life pattern. Provides a foundation for understanding your Birth chart which deals with specific issues or specific future period of time. We analyze the good and difficult times of your future, respectively. Vedic Astrology by Guru Vedic Astrologers explains about Horoscope Reading, Predictions, Horoscope Making. Get Personalized Astrology, Numerology, Vaastu, Palm Reading by Vedic Astrologers & Experts.

A step by step guide to know about yourself from your horoscope

All you need to know is your date, time and place of birth. These facts are enough to print out your horoscope or the Vedic Astrology Chart anywhere in the world. Numerous software for this purpose is freely available in the world. Printing out your horoscope is the easiest thing. Understanding it is next to impossible. Only until you have read this knol. A step by step guide designed to make the seemingly difficult task the easiest.

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Let us begin the study of Astrology after accepting the fact that no other science is capable of giving an explanation as to why we are happy at certain times and why we are very sad and troubled during other times. Through the study of Astrology we can also understand why we are not born equal. Some of us are born in rich families and some of us are born into such families that bring about great suffering to the just born child.

Begin the study of Astrology after praying to God and to all your Gurus (Teachers who gave you knowledge) to guide you while you try to understand the purpose and scope of your life through the study of your own horoscope. In India most people pray to Lord Ganesha who is a particular form of GOD who removes all obstacles on the path of the devotee. If you belong to any other belief system you can pray to your favorite God and the way you pray may be different. In prayer what is important is the fact that you have recognized a superior power and thereby your Ego is reduced. One who does not pray thinks that he is the supreme.

To cast your horoscope you need to know only 3 inputs. Remember the 3 inputs by this acronym - DTP which means Date of Birth, Time of Birth and Place of Birth. This is all you need to cast the horoscope of any person who is born in this world. So every time someone says he want his horoscope cast for the 1st time don’t forget to ask him “Do you know your DTP”?

In the days when Astrology software made a beginning, most people had less faith in the outputs printed out by the computer. People in India attach special sentiments to their horoscope called the Janma Patrika because it was done by a human being who looked almost like God to them i.e. their family Astrologer. Such type of manually prepared horoscopes are considered divine even today by most people in India. Slowly all that has changed over these years. Today most of the professional Astrologers use computer software to cast the horoscope of their clients.

One good reason to use a computer horoscope is that it is more accurate. A computer horoscope may go wrong only if you have made some mistakes while entering the DTP i.e. the date, or time or place of birth.

Importance of the place of birth:

Usually the date and time of birth is easy to enter in case you use a computer a generate a horoscope. However you need to be more attentive when it comes to place of birth because the computer operator may be using the wrong latitude and longitude of the place of birth. In outdated computer software you may be asked to manually enter the latitude and longitude of the place of birth.

For example, there are 3 Patna in India, there are several Madras and Salem in the world. You need to get the place right. Also you need to be aware of the various time zones of the world and terms like daylight saving, war time correction etc. Today there are many website that help you sort out these issues. Remember before you know all these things well enough do not rush to buy a computer software for casting horoscopes.

The other reason why an Astrologer should use a computer for casting horoscope is that Astrologers need not waste precious time in doing things that a machine can easily do. The computer software obviously cannot think, listen and react like human beings. So reading a horoscope is best done by a computer. The Astrologer should be intelligent, compassionate, know what is happening in the world, know a great deal of Indian philosophy, should be able to combine Astrological knowledge with practical wisdom. Above all he must be aware that he is dealing with the emotions of a human being the most fragile thing in the world.

The next thing you need to check in your computer horoscope is that if the right Ayanamsa was used. Most scientific Astrologers in the world use what is called Chitra Paksha Ayanamsa (Lahiri Ayanamsha) which is closest to the truth as far as Ayanamsas are concerned. Stay away from disputes about which is the right Ayanamsa unless you have a great deal of time to be wasted away in useless discussions. At this point it is sufficient if you know that most Astrologers in the world use Chitra Paksha Ayanamsa also known as Lahiri Ayanamsa.

Get your horoscope spiral bound so that you can easily turn the pages around. Loose papers make it that much more difficult because they keep flying off and the pages get mixed up. Add extra papers before binding so that you can write down your observation and feedback about the horoscope later on.

The first thing that you need to write out on any horoscope is the name of the person for whom you have cast the horoscope. You need to do this because sooner or later you are going to have a large collection of horoscopes with you. That’s because Astrology is very interesting and like all interesting things in life it is addictive. A healthy hobby that helps you know more about your special life on planet earth.

Now everything is in place. What next? What are all the symbols in your horoscope trying to communicate to you? The more you look into it the more you see. Seeing is believing. You need to decipher what I love to call “The plan of the Planets”.

Step 2

Turn to the page in which your basic horoscope is printed. Usually there are many charts but this is the main chart. It is the REAL horoscope. All other charts are only derived from this diagram. When there are many charts printed usually this chart is bigger than the other charts and is usually printed first.

In this all important map of the heavens search for the word ASC or LAGNA (Ascendant). This is house no.1. In many horoscope you may see this house marked with a diagonal line like the one that you see on the diagram on the left side. The diagonal line tells you where the most important reference point is.

Every 2 hours the Lagna (Ascendant) moves to the next sign:

There are 12 signs in your horoscope. The Ascendant in your horoscope may be in any of the 12 signs. There are 24 hours in a day. So 1 sign is for 2 hours. If you were born 2 hours earlier the lagna (Ascendant) will be in the sign that is previous to your Ascendant. Every 2 hours the Ascendant moves forward by 1 sign.

If you were born in the 1st 2 hours from sunrise, your Ascendant is most likely to have Sun in the Ascendant. After 2 hours the Ascendant will be in the next sign after the sign that contains the Sun so the Sun will be in the 12th house from the Ascendant.

If you have the Sun in the 10th house you are born close to the Noon plus or minus 1 hour from Noon.

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If you have the Sun in the 7th house you were born around Sunset time.

If you have the Sun in the 4th house then you were born during midnight.

What you see in the example horoscope is prepared in the South Indian format. Of the various formats available today this one is the easiest to understand. If you try with other formats you may perhaps give up Astrology as other formats are very confusing and difficult to grasp.

There are 9 planets (grahas). Not all of them are planets. Sun and Moon are not. Rahu and Ketu are mathematical points or shall we say shadow points in the sky. If Sun or Moon enters that shadow we get what is called the ECLIPSE.

The 9 planets or Grahas or heavenly bodies that you see in every horoscope:

1. Sun (Sunday)
2. Moon (Monday)
3. Mars (Tuesday)
4. Mercury (Wednesday)
5. Jupiter (Thursday)
6. Venus (Friday)
7. Saturn (Saturday)

8. Rahu
9. Ketu

The gap between the 7 and 8 is deliberate. The reason is that the 7 names pertain to the weekdays as well starting from Sunday and ending with Saturday.

So everyone in the world knows the 1st 7 planets because they use the weekdays all through their life.

There are 12 houses in your horoscope. Remember this as equal to 12 months of a year.

So the chess game (battle) of all human beings will be played on the horoscope board with 9 pieces and 12 squares. The permutation and combination possible is 12 x 11 x 10 x 9 x 8 x 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = a staggering number which means no 2 human beings will have exactly the same horoscope.

So your own horoscope is as unique as your fingerprint.


First find out which house each of the 9 planets occupy. Memorize them. Because this is your life.

Let me demonstrate the power of planets:

If SUN occupies the house that also has the ASC or LAG it means SUN is the 1st house in your horoscope. If that be the case you will surely have the following experience:

A hot body – always warm and above normal temperature.
Prone to eye problems – severe retina problem mostly
Always prone to anger
Super Ego personality

For example if you shake hands with a person and you feel that his hands are unusually warm then surely the SUN in his horoscope occupies the 1st house. So you can tell him “were you born within the 1st 2 hours from Sunrise?” and 99% of the times you will get an yes for an answer.

So there are 12 houses and 9 planets in Indian Astrology.

Do not waste your time with other planets – URANUS, NEPTUNE. In any case Pluto was expelled. They have no role to play in our Karma.

The Karma of all human beings is run only by the 9 planets.

Step 3

Coming back to the 12 houses, note that there are houses numbered from 1 to 12. The 1st one is where the word Lagna or Ascendant or Asc or Lag is. Mark the remaining houses as 2 to 12 in a clockwise direction. When you reach 12 the next house is obviously the 1st house or where the ASC is.

Each house deals with a group of activities or aspects of your life. The list of matters that pertain to any house is indeed quite long as you will soon come to know. But thank GOD we are now going to discuss only the most important aspect of each house. Once you know the keywords that relate to each house the rest you will know automatically if you start applying your mind on it.

Each house has a keyword with which you can understand the house.

1st - Your body and everything that is associated with it.
2nd - Your possessions or those that you are possessive about – wealth, family, face.
3rd - The help you receive – your brothers, your arms, voice, ears, anything that helps you
4th - Your comforts - vehicles, home, your mother (comfort zone)
5th - Your create - virtues, children, poetry, romance, sports, entertainment
6th - Your opponents……diseases, debts and enemies
7th - the other person, your spouse, your partner, the player on the other side
8th - Your battles of your life, longevity (trying to save your life)
9th - Your fortunes you have in this life, father, education, master, guidance, God, religion
10th - purpose of your life
11th - Your desires
12th - Your loss

Following are 4 sets of Trinal houses (They are called trines). They have 4 houses lying between them. So the distance between them are equal.

1, 5 and 9 form the 1st group called the way of life group (Dharma)
2, 6 and 10 form the next group called the wealth group (Artha)
3, 7 and 11 form the next group called the desire group (Kama)
4, 8 and 12 form the last group called the ending group (Moksha or Salvation)

Step 4

Every box you see in your horoscope has a name. Imagine that is a space in the sky and it has been assigned a name. Each sign is 1/12th of the sky and because the sky is 360 degrees, each sign is 30 degrees. the 1st 30 degrees is called Aries, the 2nd 30 degrees is called Taurus. Aries is the 1st zodiac sign. Sun enter this Sign every year during Mid-April marking the beginning of Spring. The nature springs back to action.

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Now that you know the names of each sign in your horoscope, you should learn which planet rules each of the 12 houses in your horoscope.

The following is the lords of each sign. This is applicable to all the horoscopes you will ever get to see. What we are trying to say is that the right hand top corner is called Gemini (Mithuna) and the Lord of that Sign is always Mercury (Budha). This does not change from one person to another.

From the above chart you can see that each of the graha (wrongly referred as planets) owns 2 signs except the Sun and the Moon. Sun owns just 1 sign and that is Leo. Moon owns Cancer.

The 1st sign is Aries and is ruled by Mars. The 2nd sign is rules by Venus, the 3rd by Mercury, the 4th by Moon, the 5th by Sun, the 6th by Mercury and so on and you will note that Jupiter is the lord of the 12th sign that is called Pisces (Meena).

In your horoscope the 1st house is where the Lagna or Ascendant is. Note that down and number it as 1 and then moving clockwise number from 2 to 12.

Let us assume that your Ascendant is in Leo (Simha). So the 1st house lord in your case is Sun, the 2nd lord is Mercury and the 12th house lord is Moon. If you do not understand this do not go to the next step. This is the most important part of Indian Astrology. So stay here until you got this right.

The following diagram reveals the lord of each of the houses in case the Lagna or the Ascendant is SIMHA or LEO. So the 1st house in that case is ruled by Sun (Ravi). The 2nd house is ruled by Mercury (Budha) and the 12th house is ruled by Moon (Chandra).

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Practice:

Number the houses in the horoscope that belong to your family members. You will now know that all of you are different from each other by virtue of the fact that your horoscopes are all different. Even if you were born in the same sun sign or moon sign you may be born in different Ascendants with planets in other houses.

In the above example, the Ascendant or the Lagna is Simha (Leo). This house is therefore numbered as house 1. Write out the other numbers from 2 to 12. The 7th house is ruled by Saturn. 7th house refers to marriage and partnership. So you can know about the prospects of marriage by checking out which house Saturn occupies in the horoscope. If Saturn occupies the 10th house, Astrologers will say the following: “Your 7th house lord Saturn occupies the 10th house and therefore there will be frequent quarrels with your spouse. A smarter Astrologer will also say that the 10th house is the house of profession and so you are wedded to your profession more than to your spouse and you stay away from family due to work pressure. That leads to quarrel”.

Once the basic is known, you need to be smart to get more information from the horoscope.

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English Names Indian Names
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Planets Planets

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Sun Ravi
Moon Chandra
Mars Kuja
Mercury Budha
Jupiter Guru
Venus Sukra
Saturn Sani
Rahu Rahu
Ketu Ketu
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Step 5

Look out for planets in the 6th house, 8th house and the 12th house. If there are more planets in these houses it means the horoscope is that much weak. If there are 6 out of 9 planets in these houses then surely there is something negative about this horoscope and it is full of warnings and danger. There is a greater need for counseling so that the danger may be averted.

In the horoscope of Bruce Leehttp://knol.google.com/k/e-k-dhilip-kumar/bruce-lee-a-case-study-in-astrology/6x7q12qyypma/24# the best martial arts expert, 6 out of 9 planets occupy these houses. He died young and that too before his best movie Enter The Dragon that made him world famous was released. He learned the art of defending against men and enemies but had no clue that he had a short life indicated in his horoscope. Consider this… People who do not know how to defend themselves have effortlessly lived a full life and some of them have lived 100 years. If defending and saving one’s own life is the point, then Bruce Lee is a great disappointment. But if you look at Box office hits then of course Bruce Lee was a great man. There are other combination in his horoscope that indicate world fame too.

Step 6

Look out for planets in the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses.

These houses are like the stage in an auditorium. People on the stage enjoy the limelight. They speak and others listen. They will be heard and people will applaud them.

Planets in these houses enjoy the status of a stage performer. During the time when you are ruled by such planets that are placed in these houses you will get the opportunity to rise to the stage and perform so that others may watch you and people will look to you during such times as a great leader or performer or someone who catches the attention.

Look out for planets in the 5th and 9th houses.

These are the VIP front rows. They simply enjoy life. Planets in these houses give lots of enjoyments and allow you to go through life without much effort. You are resting on your laurels. So during the planetary periods of planets in these houses you may drift without much effort. You may waste chance but enjoy life.

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Whereas when you are ruled by planets in the 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th houses then you will work hard and that will give good results immediately or later on. You will find the going tough but you achieve many thiings in life during such a phase.

Step 7

You may have heard Astrologers saying that you are ruled by a certain planet. What is the meaning of the terms RULING, Dasha and Bhukti?

Your country is ruled by someone. Similarly you will be ruled by a planet at any given time of your life. Sometimes there will be a main ruler and then there will be a sub rule. In India we have the central government and the state government. Central is like the Maha Dasha and State government is like the Bhukti (Sub period). These are 2 important terms in Indian Astrology.

They are Dasha and Bhukti.

You need to know which planet is currently ruling you.To know that you will have to refer to the page that shows you planets that are ruling you at any given point in time.

Sun rules you for 6 years – it is called Sun Dasa or Ravi Dasa or Surya Dasa
Moon rules you for 10 years – it is called Moon Dasa or Chandra Dasa

Sun - 7 years
Moon - 10 years
Mars - 7 years
Rahu - 18 years
Jupiter - 16 years
Saturn - 19 years
Mercury - 17 years
Ketu - 7 years
Venus - 20 years

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The dasha changes in the same order. Suppose you are born in the dasha of Kuja then the next dasha is always Rahu, and then the next one is always Guru dasha.

If you born in the dasha of Budha, then during your teenage you will be in Ketu dasha (the next dasha that comes always after Budha Dasha) and then you will spend your youth in Sukra Dasha for 20 years and then you will have Ravi dasha that is for 6 years.

Each of the above period is called a major period or Dasha. Each major period is subdivided into 9 parts. Each is called a minor period or a Bhukti or Antar Dasha.

For example in Moon Dasa the Sub period of Jupiter is for 16 months.

If you ruled by say Saturn Dasa (Major) and Juptier Bhukti (Minor period) then you need to find out where Saturn is and where Jupiter is?

The position of these 2 ruling periods will give you a different experience in life.

If they are in 1, 4, 7, 10 then you will have great opportunities in life.
if they are in 6, 8 or 12th houses then there will be a series of challenges and the outcome is based on how you can overcome the challenges. You may need a good Astrologer to help you out.

Step 8

You need to know simple facts like what a particular planet means in a particular house.

If Chandra (Moon) is in the 6th house then danger in water is indicated. That means the person may die in water. So children having such combination in their horoscope are prone to death in water especially before the age of 8.

The first thing is to know what may happen.
The next thing is to know when that may happen.

In Astrology it is easier to know what may or will happen more than finding out when that will happen.

EXAMPLE: Whenever the person is under the rule of Moon (Chandra) that is placed in the 6th house he or she is susceptible to danger in water. So a good Astrologer should warn such people sufficiently well in advance. A person having this combination in their horoscope should avoid dangerous places likes waterfalls, rough rivers, water sports etc. Another way of using this information is that such people should learn to swim in the swimming pool in just 3 feet water. So once they learn to swim the danger is less.

Step 9

1st House: Myself (Me or the I) My body, what others see as me.
This House shows how you project your energy onto others. Primarily this is the house of health.

2nd House: What I possess or what I am possessive about.
Therefore my family, my face, my earnings, my wealth etc.
Primarily the house of wealth.

3rd House: All about the help you will receive. The house of help.
To begin with in life you are helped by your brothers or sisters. They were the first help when you began this life. So this house deals with coborns. It also deals with communication because this ability helps you. Imagine the plight of a person who cannot speak or hear. For example if this house is afflicted you may have no brothers or sisters or you may have problems in communication.

4th House: Comfort
Naturally deals with home, vehicles and anything that makes you more comfortable in life.
The first person in life who made life more comfortable to you is your mother. So mother is related to 4th house.

5th house: Creativity
Anything you are able to create and easiest and most natural for all is creating children. So children are known from this house. Creativity in form is related to this house.
The primary house dealing with Children.

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6th House: Our enemies
The enemy of your body is disease. The enemy of your wealth is loan. The regular enemy. So this house deals with disease, debts and enemies. The planets in these houses usually cause disease, debts and enemies. If more planets are occupying this houses then the person has lots of problems due to disease, loan or enemies.

7th House: The opposite (the other person)
99% of the people in the world marry the opposite sex. So this is the house of marriage.
This house also deals with partnership.

8th House: Battle
This house deals with life and death situation, inheritance because that comes through someone’s death, the sudden twists and turns. The house that deals with longevity issues.

9th House: Teacher (Guru)
Your first teacher is your father. So this house deals primarily with father.Higher education (college education)
The house of right kind of knowledge. (Having a Rahu in this house means the 9th house is destroyed because Rahu denotes ignorance)

10th House: The purpose of your life.
The house of karma, deals with your profession and what you do most of the time. If this house is strong you have lots of important work allotted for you. If this house is afflicted by bad planets it means that the person is going to waste a lot of time or do things that produce bad results.

11th House: Fulfillment of your desires.
The house of desires. The house of friendship. All that the person wants in life. If this house is afflicted it means that the person will be unhappy because of unfulfilled desires.

12th House: Loss
This is the last house. In end we lose everything. So loss is the end of what we gained.
Also deals with salvation or moksha because that is the last thing that we can do.

So if you want to know about your children you need to focus on the 5th house in your horoscope. If you want to discuss about the marriage of a person then you need to look at the 7th house. If you want to know more about accidents then you need to look at the 6th house. If you want to know about your profession then you need to look at the 10th house of your horoscope. If you want to know about your children then you need to focus on the 5th house.

Step 10:

The house that is occupied by the lord (or owner) of the house makes that house positive. The good things of that house will be experienced by the person.

If the lord of the 1st house (the planet owning the 1st house) is in it’s own house then you will have a strong body, good health, generally good immunity against disease and have a longer life.

Imagine you are the owner of a particular house. If you are in that house, will you not protect the house. Is it not good for the house if you as the owner also occupy your own house.

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Points to remember:

1. There are 12 houses.
2. There are 9 planets.
3. Each house is ruled by a planet (Graha)
4. Each of the 9 planets (Grahas) will surely occupy 1 of the 12 houses.
5. The lord of the house need not occupy his own house. He may be elsewhere.
6. The occupant (tenant) has a stronger hold on the house more than the owner (Lord) of the house.
7. If the occupant is an enemy planet that house is destroyed. This means whatever the house represents that will be the area in which the person has more suffering. If bad planets occupy the house of marriage then marriage is likely to give much challenges and pressures.
8. The Dasha and Bhukti (major and minor periods) will decide what happens when.

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