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The branch of knowledge that deals with study of planetary positions to calculate time and determine its auspiciousness, forecast events, predict future and so on.

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Which is the first Hindu scripture that mentions about zodiac signs?

The following are the names of zodiac signs Mesha (Aries), Vrushabha (Taurus), Mithuna (Gemini), Karkat (Cancer), Simha (Leo), Kanya (Virgo), Tula (Libra), Vrushchika (Scorpio), Dhanu (Sagittarius), ...
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Why is Jyotisha or Astrology considered to be the eye of the Vedas

Why is Jyotisha or Astrology considered to be the "Eye of the Vedas"? Has this phrase come from any of the vedic scriptures? or when was it first used? I got to know about this phrase from lots of ...
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Does an astrologer get karma by reading someone's horoscope and suggesting remedies?

I have heard this from an astrologer that they get negative karma by reading horoscopes and suggesting remedies because they help in delaying the results of bad karma for a person. Have you heard of ...
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How to calculate last full moon date and next full moon date given the current date [closed]

I have the code to calculate the last new moon. The comment says sun and moon are 180 deg apart so tried replacing inverse_lagrange(x, y, 360) with inverse_lagrange(x, y, 180) but the results are out ...
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What are the benefits of Saturn being placed in 11th house of a birth chart?

Why Ravana wanted to have Saturn in 11th house of his son Meghanatha's birth chart? is there any specifc reason for that?
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How does the janam kundli of 9 grahas, Surya graha, chandra graha, etc. look like?

Do we have janam kundli of 9 grahas found in any scripture? What is the source?
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Will graha drishti ever go away?

Suppose someone is born with a Saturn-Sun conjunction or Saturn-Mars conjunction in their natal birth chart. Will this ever go away in the person's lifetime? It is said that people with debilitated ...
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Who controls or rules my life / our lives as in all human beings ? Is it GOD or Astrological Janam Kundali or my efforts / karma?

While posting this, I got this connected post. So I understood things related to kriyamana karma & prarabdha karma when it comes to karma, but the main question I still have in my mind is, 1) "...
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Is palmistry a part of astrology?

How can one judge our Graha-dosha by reading only hasth-rekha? I think from kundli it can be done but how from hastha-rekha? Probably our groha changes in every ten years but does also hasth-rekha ...
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How to identify a doomed horoscope(Jatakam)

In astrology there are sayings if these planets are placed in these houses then the person has good life, wealth and health but this is the positive side in astrology. In general if there is ...
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What is the best way to get started with Astrology in Hinduism?

I have been trying to read about it on the internet but it is mostly superficial and out of context. I am planning to commit to buying a book for which I need recommendations.
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Caste system from the perspective of vedic astrology

It can be argued that the caste system is equivalent to Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage (1817), but instead of looking at advantages in supply chain management, technology, logistics, etc., ...
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Same birth chart but different lifestyle [closed]

I have seen the planetary combinations of famous peoples, and there are other birth chart with same planetary combinations. Why one is rich and other is poor they both have planets placed on the same ...
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Is marriage preferred between the people having mars in 1st house and 2nd houses?

Is marriage preferred between the people having mars in 1st house and 2nd houses (lagna and moon kuja dosha) or persons should find the horoscope having mars in the same houses? Is marriage suggested ...
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How many kilometers equals to a Yojana

After reading this answer, I am curious to know how many kilometers or miles are equal to one yojana. Below is some of the information taken from the above link. Here a league equals one yojana ...
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What is the significance of Kundali in Hindu Family

When a baby is born in Hindu family the very first thing they do is prepare a Kundali of that child. In that kundali they draw a chart like From this kundali the future of that guy is predicted. It ...
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what does being maanglik means. Is it bad or good?

I want to know if a person is maanglik(a person with kuja doṣa), is it a good sign or bad. If bad, what problems one will face in life?
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Are Ursa Major and Ursa Minor associated with Jambavan and Jambavati astrologically? [closed]

Astrologically/astronomically, Are Ursa major correspond/associated with jambavanta, Ursa minor with jambavati, because both being bear constellations, and Vega, Pole star of dwapara Yuga, krishna ...
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What is meant by varjyam? What are the consequences of born in it?

How is varjyam calculated and is there any scientific reason behind it. When a child is born in varjyam it is told as a bad sign. If it is right what are the problems faced by the child in life
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Can people wear iron ring even when they already have good effect of Lord Shani in their lives?

I wanted to know if the ring will nullify even the good effects of lord Shani from their lives.
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What horoscope matching factors are necessary for a marriage?

In Hinduism, what all horoscope poruthams (matching factors) are required for a couple to get married? Please let me know the minimum criteria too. If the horoscopes don't match properly, are there ...
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What is the panchang to be used when generating a horoscope?

When generating a horoscope for a person, what is the Panchang to be used? There are two major panchangs, Vakya and Thirukanitha (Tamil name; I don't know what it is called in other states). Out of ...
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Significance of lizard falls on our Human Body

One of the major things that Lizard falls on our part of human body and its predict our destiny? There is any hopeful source said as truth like in Puranas or in Panjangams?
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Why is the Jyeshtha Nakshatra named so?

Jyeshtha in Sanskrit means 'the eldest'. Why is Jyeshtha called as the eldest Nakshatra in Jyotisha?
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How to determine a day for Vratha or a festival when a Nakshatra is shared between days?

Recently on a Sathsang, I understood the values of Ekadasi Vratha, explained by a scholar. He explained the power of Ekadasi in various pakshas - Krishna paksha and Shukla paksha. When I tried to ...
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Rashi in Jyotisha - Sirodaya, Prushtodaya and Ubhayodaya

Shri Bangalore Venkata Raman in his book Hindu Predictive Astrology briefly mentions three types of Rashis - Sirodaya, Prushtodaya and Ubhayodaya. What are these Rashis? More importantly, where do ...
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How to calculate Planet Transists? [closed]

How can we calculate planet transits mathematically for a particular planet like Jupiter or Saturn from date of birth
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Should we remove gemstone while sleeping? Any other situation where we should remove it?

When should we remove gemstones? Should we remove them at night while sleeping? Should we remove them while having sex and bath? I know that during funerals we should remove them, but apart from that ...
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What does Sun obstructing the path of liberation mean? [closed]

An Astrologer told me that I cannot get liberation in this janma because Sun is obstructing it. He said that it is on the position of my liberation. What does it mean? Is there a way out? Are these ...
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According to Hindu scripture where is the center of universe?

Center of universe is Dhruv nakshatra (Pole Star) with simshumaradhi as antaryami.. that is why it stays in the same place. it wont appear to move even though every thing else around it move. Please ...
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Is Astrology considered scientific? [closed]

It seems that astrological predictions are trials and error method? Can someone please give some examples that make sense? I have seen many people who are trained to read patris make mistakes which ...
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Lagna Gayatri mantra

Please let me know the Lagna Gayatri Mantra. It's not about scorpio or leo placed on lagna . I heard the mantra starts something like this Om Lagnaye ...
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Are Karthikeya and Mars same?

I was recently watching a documentary about symbolism in ancient culture on YouTube. It proclaims that Karthiyeka and Mars are same, which per my information is a new concept. Can someone corroborate ...
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Can one change their destiny from which is there in astrological predictions?

Sometimes astrological predictions(Jathakam) is entirely bad thought out the life. Some astrologers tell this person's life is always doomed. Can he/she change it in the present life itself by doing ...
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How is the exaltation degree and the exaltation rashi determined for a graha?

It's a common knowledge that BPHS (Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra) assigns a specific Rashi and degree for the exaltation and debilitation of every graha. For instance, moon gets exalted at 3 degrees ...
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Is there any mentions in scriptures about the usage of gemstones in astrology and their relationships with the navgrahas?

In vedic astrology the usage of precious gemstones is common practice to resolve issues in a person's life related to the navgrahas. However,which scriptures mention the relationships of those ...
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What is Natal chart and where it has been mentioned?

What is meant by Natal chart? Which text describes about Natal chart in detail?
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Story of Tara, Chandra and Tarakaamayam

In Jyotisha, stories are used to make astrological concepts easier to learn and remember. This wiki article describes the story of Chandra as such: Budha, a beautiful child, was born to Tara. ...
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Why children born in Moola, Ashlesya, Jyeshta and Maga Nakshtras (stars) are considered inauspicious?

There is a saying that a child born in Moola, Ashlesya, Jyeshta, Maga is inauspicious. Is this properly explained in any religious books? This question is pursuant to astrology.
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Is it true that the sixth period of king is pattabhishekam(Crowning)?

According to jyotish shastra (astrology), is it true that sixth period of a king refers to the time of pattabhishekam(Crowning)?
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How is bodily complexion determined from the horoscope of the native?

I was reading in an Astrology related magazine, that it is determined from the exalted planets. So, we need to check which planet is exalted in the chart and the complexion is determined from the ...
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Ketu in 12th House

I've heard that Ketu in the 12th House signifies Moksha, and the possibility that this life might be the last one. Is it really so? What other factors are to be taken into account? I also have Saturn ...
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How and when did astrology become a defining aspect of Hinduism?

Many aspects of Hindu rituals are closely tied with astrology, star gazing and charts. How and when did this start to happen?
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Does Rahu actually cause solar eclipses, or does the Moon?

According to Hindu astronomy, solar eclipses are caused by the Moon being consumed by Rahu, and not by the Moon coming front of the Sun and causing a shadow to fall on the Earth. The Chhandogya ...
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Is there life on the other 8 planets according to Hindu scripture?

Is there life on the other 8 planets according to Hindu scripture? I know there's life on the Sun (Suryaloka) and the Moon (Chandraloka).
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Can aatmakaaraka be considered while match making

I have not heard any astrologer take into account the aatma karaka planet while doing horoscope matching for bride and groom. But in my experience, aatmakaraka planet's behaviour is very much visible ...
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How Horoscopes (Jataka) are written?

How do astrologers writes a Horoscope of new born child? Can they be accurate in determining one's life partner or destiny?
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How are Daily Horoscopes Written?

How are daily horoscopes written and published in newspapers and magazines? Can they be same for people under one zodiac sign (i.e rashi)
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What are the ill-effects of having Mangalik Dosha? [duplicate]

What are the ill-effects of having Mangalik Dosha in one's Rashi and Lagna? Please cite answers from actual Vedic Jyotisha and not pop culture beliefs.