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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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Astronomy's influence on astrology

Strong belief in relevance and effectiveness of astrology in ancient and modern India was/is used to fix suitable timings for events such as travel starting, thread ceremony, marriage,griha pravesam ...
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What is Lagna and Rashi and their Difference?

How is Lagna different from Rashi? As of my understanding - “If Lagna is determined by Sun's position at the time of birth in a Rashi” - then in the Lagna chart why does his position not always be in ...
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Is it true that two thousand years ago Makar Sankranti used to be celebrated in December and would be celebrated in April after seven thousand years?

I got a message on Christmas stating that there was a time when Christmas and Makar Sankranti used to be celebrated on their website same day. After a quick web search, I found that Sun takes 20mins ...
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Moola Nakshatra and Aslesha Nakshatra Myths

One who believes in horoscopes and especially during the time of match making, they strictly look into these factors before proceeding towards gana count and manglik. It is said that Moola Nakshatra ...
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Why doesn't the position of the Lunar Node (Rahu and Ketu) overlap with that of Sun during a complete solar eclipse?

This year's total solar eclipse took place on 3rd Jul 2019 at 00:52:57 Hydrabad time. The position of Sun, Moon, and Rahu, are as follows : Sun : 76:30:20 Moon : 76:34:13 Rahu : 83:29:11 My ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 are the positions of planets at the beginning of every Yuga (age)?

How to find all planetary positions on starting of every Yuga?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Can Grahas be influenced willingly?

So based on how Sanjay Rath defines, a Graha is something that causes Grahana. Or in other words, they eclipse (Not in a necessarily negative way) the houses they sit on and force the Jataka to do ...
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Earliest reference of any astrologer (jyotisi) in Rig Veda

Jyotis shastra i.e. astrology is one of ancient science of Hinduism, believed to be started right from Rig Vedic period that developed into a vast body of knowledge by many ancient astrologers. My ...
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How is being born on Nag Panchami beneficial?

I was born on Nag Panchami. Being a Narcissist, I wanted to know the advantages one gets if born in Nag Panchami. What do the scriptures or astrology maintain on this?
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Which time for buying online should be considered as muhurtha?

Pardon the apparent frivolousness Which time for buying online should be considered as muhurtha ? Placing the order date Delivery date Payment date (because it can be either COD or Credit/Debit ...
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Does Krishna advocate the use of astrology?

I read the Gita many years ago, and most recently this HSE page. However, I was unable to find an answer. In any text, does Krishna advocate the use of astrology in a worshipers life?
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Shani's good and bad effects when he is placed in various houses

As I heard, Shani does bad only when he is placed in particular house. What are the good and bad effects of Shani in the various houses of our horoscopes?
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decision about 'tithi' (e.g. pornima, pratipada, etc.)

Regarding which 'tithi' (hindu date) is today, it is said that whatever tithi is seen by the rising Sun, is the tithi for the day. e.g. if 'pournima' had started yesterday morning 'after sunrise' and ...
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In Mahabaratha, Sahadevan is a great astrologist but How he missed out Karnan

In Mahabharata, Sahadevan (One of the brother through pandava's) a great astrologist however how he missed out to know that he is having one elder brother (Karna). Since Sahadevan requested Lord ...
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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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Importance of Bhrigu Bindu in one's horoscope

What is the importance of Bhrigu Bindu in one's horoscope? How do we find the same in the horoscope?
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What is the difference between Sun and Sun God?

What is the difference between a graha and a deva in both astrological sense as well as in spiritual sense? For example when we say Sun (Surya), we mean the star (planet astrologically) but is it same ...
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What is the significance of Astrology in Hinduism

What is the significance of astrology in Hinduism? I see many famous sages don't really talk much about it, but why Hindus give alot of importance to it?
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What does a lizard crawling up from left foot and climb down from the same foot(man) on thursday night around 10 pm signify? [duplicate]

So, we usually have predictions for lizards falling on different parts of human body and few of them are even contradictory, like what if lizards fall on your body part on an auspicious day but the ...
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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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How is birth time rectification done in astrology?

In astrology, there is the concept of "birth time rectification (BTR)". As that website says (the site seems to be copy-protected), in natal astrology, knowing the time of birth (TOB) is vital for ...
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How to calculate time of birth for annual prediction [duplicate]

How can i calculate time of birth for annual prediction report at Local Mean Time?
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Who is the guru/master for an astrology/prasangam in hinduism/puranas on earth

Can someone give me a source of Guru in an Astrology 'Vaanasasthiram' in the starting of Hinduism/puranas on earth planet. And how did he become a master/guru of an astrology. Updated: How we can ...