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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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What are the different types of Rajyog in astrology?

In astrology, there are multiple Rajyog based on placement of planets. What are those? How are those formed in the birth chart? Are there any negative Rajyogs? The Wikipedia article is too long and ...
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Significance of Atmakaraka and Bhrigu Bindu in astrology?

What is the importance and significance of atmakaraka and bhrigu bindu in one's horoscope and in general?
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Is doing a good deed conscious of the resulting karmic reaction, bad?

If one wants to do some good deeds like feeding stray dogs,and he/she is consciously well aware that they are accumulating good karma based on the karmic law, Does the deed count as good karma?
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How visiting a prostitute damages Venus in chart thus impacting heath and wealth both?

An astrologer told me that person who visits prostitutes looses the blessings of Venus. This will surely impact natives health and wealth. So a married man should not visit such woman. Now if we look ...
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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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Can yantras be used a remedies for Doshas in horoscopes and nakshatras?

Is it possible to use yantras to resolve Doshas in horoscopes and nakshatras and if so: 1.Is it common practice to use yantras as a remedy? 2.For e.g in the case of a graha dosha,mantras are usually ...
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Are there any prescribed methods mentioned in our manuscripts to avoid malefic effects of planets

Malefic planets exist is almost everyone's horoscope. Just want to know if there are any specific practices given for making the effects of these planets negligible
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Can we do sthapna of vigrah at home during Chaturmas?

Can we do sthapna of vigraha(Radha Krishna Pratima) at home during Chaturmas? Some said you cannot do any kind of sthapana/pran-pratishtha during these 4 months. Some said only muhurta karyas like ...
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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 to do in ketu mahadasha?

I really need help in overcoming my situations from which I am suffering. I am in very much debt. One day I must be killed by someone or commit suicide right now I am jobless. I am the only person for ...
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What is the percentage sign against a particular nakshatra in panchang details of birth chart?

In my Jhora birthchart it is given in the panchang section that the nakshatra is Kritika (73.21 degrees left). As per the books, one nakshatra spants about 12 degrees. Then how how this percentage ...
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Is there any counter example saying astrological varna and geetha varna are different?

Answers to this question says that astrological varna based on Zodiac sign of a person is same as the varna of a person assigned by Krishna. You can read the referred question for details. But still ...
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Are muhurtas still relevant during Navaratris especially Ashadha gupt Navratri?

I vaguely remember reading somewhere that during Navratri the entire period is auspicious; shubh muhurta, Rahukalam, nakshatra, Chandrabalam, Tarabalam etc. do not matter for these nine days. ...
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Is there any pramana of 'evil eyes' existence in shastras? [duplicate]

People usually believe in casting a bad eye or evil eyes but is this believe authentic in the light of shastras ?
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Is the birth details or Janam Kundali or horoscope of Sri Krishna mentioned in any Scripture?

Is Sri Krishna's authentic Janam Kundali or birth details (date of birth, place of birth and time of birth) available? Is it mentioned in any Puranas or any scripture?
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What are problems created by Rahu Kethu and Shani grahas?

Problems are problems right, but why we have 3 different grahas to create problems? Are there any differences in the problems created by Rahu, Kethu, Shani grahas and what are they?
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Is the Varna told by Krishna is same as astrological Varna?

Following statement of Krishna related to Varna According to the three modes of material nature and the work ascribed to them, the four Varnas of human society were created by Me. And, although I am ...
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The original order of Week days as practiced/used today is completely wrong?

In the process of completing the contract for developing a software for a renowned astrologer, I came across a book of practical astrology by Samael Aun Weor. It seems this South American wasn’t ...
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Scriptural remedies for Sade-Sati ( साढ़े साती )?

The Sade-Sati: sāḍhṛha - sātī ( साढ़े साती ) The sāḍhṛha - sātī - Sade-Sati is the 7+1⁄2 years long period of Shani. This astrological phase is much feared by those in India who believe Indian ...
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Where can I read the mythological story of Nakshatras?

I have been practising Jyotisha (Astrology) for the past few months and have recently acquired curiosity about the mythological stories behind the lunar mansions, or the nakshatras: Uttarabhadrapada, ...
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What is the concept of Kendra & Trikona in a Kundali (horoscope birth chart)?

Several times when we visit a Jyotiṣhī āchārya, they frequently mention the words "Kendra" & "Trikoṇa", while discussing our janma-patrikā Kuṇḍalī. For instance, the ...
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What are the astrological implications of fasting on saturdays?

I am thinking of fasting on saturdays, but I want to be careful about doing it. If you know the astrological effects of fasting, let me know.
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Conjunction of Moon and Rahu in all birth charts

I heard from several sources that moon and Rahu are enemies. Is it true in astrology in general? If yes, what can be the consequences if a person has conjunction of Moon and Rahu in the three birth ...
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Does the concept of Longitude and Latitude finds explicit mention in the canonical texts?

Latitude and Longitude are the units that represent the coordinates at geographic coordinate system. Our ancient knowledge of Jyotiṣha śhāstras based on the pañcāṅga and knowledge of relevant ...
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KalaSarpa Dosha - A Myth or Reality in Astrology?

What exactly is the Kala Sarpa Dosha or Yoga? Does it actually exist in Vedic astrology? According to Astrology, what is the mystery behind this?
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Effect of Nav-graha as per age of the person

Does the texts dealing with Astrology mention anything about the effect of the nine planets on a person vis-a-vis their age? For example, I have heard from several people that the Moon Planet (graha) (...
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Can you change your long-term Bhaagya / Destiny / Future?

I think many of us have heard of this statement भाग्यं फलति सर्वत्र, न च विद्या, न च पौरुषं or Bhagyam phalati sarvatra, na cha vidyaa, na cha paurusham Which basically means that knowledge and ...
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What is the story of Lord Shani's wife Neelam?

As discussed in this QnA, the Tamil version attributes Mandha Devi & Jyesta Devi as Shani dev's wife. However, the more commonly accepted or albeit, say, as per the popular stories, it is the ...
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How to determine planet aspect when planet in different house in Bhava chakra

When a planet is in a different house in the Bhava chakra than the main (I don't know the proper term for this) chart how should we determine the planet's aspect? Let's say we want to check the 7th ...
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Do all Hindu sects believe that planets and eclipses affect day-to-day lives of humans and other lifeforms on Earth?

A user of this site recently made this sweeping remark: Statement 1: Ancient Indians imagined some design patterns in sky which purportedly affect people on Earth. Statement 1 can't be supported ...
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Signs of exaltations for all planets

There are nine planets in Hindu astrology. They are Surya, Chandra, Mangal, Budha, Guru, Shukra, Shani, Rahu, Ketu. What do sign of exaltation for a particular planet signify? And what are signs of ...
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People born on Amavasya

There are many beliefs regarding the people who born on Amavasya. Do scriptures comment about people who born on Amavasya? If yes, what are those comments?
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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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What is the importance of fate line in our hands?

I have heard that our life works on the fate line, What do our scriptures say about fate line?
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Which is exact dating of modern Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra

According to this question Rishi Parashara (who wrote the Jyotisha text Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra) who was the father of Rishi Vyasa (who wrote the Mahabharata). but as per the Brihat Parashara ...
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How many years does it take for Saptarṣi constellation to pass from Maghā to Pūrvāsāḍhā?

I don't have any idea on how Saptarṣi constellation passes from one nakshatra to another. Consider the following lines from When the great sages of the Saptarṣi constellation pass from Maghā to ...
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Does Vedanta accept the validity of Jyotish?

Gita 10.37 talks about Usanas or Acharya Shukra. Is Shukra to be considered a graha or a kavi in the Gita context? Some one told me that the implication of the Gita identifying Shukra only as Kavi and ...
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Relation between manas and moon

I heard several times that according to Jyotish, moon is related to manas. Which scripture talks about it? Did any scripture tell about the relation in detail?
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What are the Beej, Vedic and Tantric mantras of all the navagrahas?

I have heard astrologers at times, specifically advising to use the Beej Mantras of a particular graha as remedy for the respective planetary afflictions. At other times, they specifically advice to ...
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Relation of Rahu in 12th house and Liberation/Moksha

Below is half learned knowledge from internet. If you start Googling "Rahu 12th house ..." then one auto-complete will suggest "Moksha"! Rahu is considered the master of material desires. When ...
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Story of Lord Shani's sibling Bhadrā (भद्रा )?

Yama, Yami (personification of the river Yamuna) and the Aśvinī Kumāra, are popularly referred as the siblings of Lord Śani (शनिदेव ) . What might be lesser known, are Bhadrā (भद्रा ) and, Tapatī (...
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What are Abūjh Muhūrtas?

Several times, in the newspapers, TV, magazines, etc., the term - Abūjh Muhūrta ( अबूझ मुहूर्त ) is commonly encountered, especially in reference to performing some new auspicious works, like ...
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Different methods of doing Śivaliṅga Abhiṣekam?

What are different kinds and methods of Śivaliṅga Abhiṣekam? Several priests and jyotiṣika (astrologers) recommend doing abhiṣekam with water (जल ), milk (दुग्ध ), bhasman (भस्मन्), sugarcane ...
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Scriptural references for Hanumāna Jyotish

I came across this book, Hanumāna Jyotish ( हनुमान ज्योतिष ) which has been compiled by various astrologers under several different publications and all of them, supposedly attributes the original ...
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What do Nadi in astrology signify?

In the basic details of birth chart, there is a classification of type NADI. There are three types of Nadi: Adya, Madhya, Antya. What do this Nadi and the three types signify? Which scripture says ...
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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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Why should one believe in astrology? [closed]

Why should one believe in astrology? Does the moving of planets really affect a person?
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Why is planetary friendship in vedic astrology inconsistent with Hindu mythology?

According to vedic astrology, Jupiter and Moon are good friends. They conjunction causes the auspicious Gaja Kesari yoga. Jupiter is also exalted in Moon's own sign of Cancer. However, according to ...
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Is our destiny predetermined? If yes, then why do our actions affect our karma?

Is our destiny predetermined? I've read some stories which do show that a person's destiny is predetermined, like: pathi pragrahiṇaṁ kaṁsam ābhāṣyāhāśarīra-vāk asyās tvām aṣṭamo garbho hantā yāṁ ...

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