What is Astrology? A question often asked. Is it Science or mere interpretation based on calculation.
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For the believers, Astrology is study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world.
Various form of Astrology:
Hora Skandha (Predictive Astrology) can be sub-divided into following branches:
1. PARASHARI ASTROLOGY
The Parashari system of astrology is the most common and most popular form of natal astrology practiced by a majority of the Indian astrologers. Parashari Jyotish/Astrology refers to the style or tradition of astrology as elaborated by Maharishi Parashara in his classical work called the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra. Maharishi Parashara is often referred to as the father of jyotish or vedic astrology.
2. JAIMINI ASTROLOGY
A small minority of people practice this system of astrology. There is little resemblance between the Parashari system and the Jaimini system. Jaimini system seems to have been developed as an alternative or a parallel to the Parashara system.
There are a few astrologers who believe that both the systems can be used together and complement Parashara astrology with the Jaimini system to improve their predictive skills. However common sense tells that they both are very different systems and it is doubtful if they can be merged.
It is wise to not club the Jaimini system with the Parsahara brand of astrology. Jaimini aspects are different (it uses rashi aspects), Jaimini dashas are rashi dashas as opposed to Parashara dashas which are nakshatra dashas, jaimini calculation of strengths of houses is different, calculation of longevity is different etc.
According to the principal of nadi astrology the zodiac is divided into 12 equal subdivisions of the 27 nakshatras.These nakshatras are further divided into unequal “sublords” Nadi astrology lays greater emphasis on the sublord which is stronger than nakshatara and in the same sequence the nakshatra is stronger than the planet.
The experience shows that the system of study of astrology through the sign, nakshatra and sublord gives most accurate results because in this system we judge every planet in three platforms. In this system we cast the horoscope of the native by taking date, time and place of birth by drawing lagan chart and niryana bhava chalit chart.For predicting any event not a single house but a combination of houses is taken into consideration. Nadi astrology deals with pin pointed predictions on all the events of life i.e litigation, vehicle purchase, property purchase, career, health, foreign settlement, marriage,child birth etc.
Actually one must have a good knowledge of Parashari to understand all the other branches of Astrology.Nadi astrology is a package of fine techniques of prediction. It has less confusions.
To predict an event it is required to have date, time and place of birth. In case of inaccurate birth time or forgotton birth date, it is difficult to make correct prediction. In situation like this we can use horary charts. Horory astrology is the branch of astrology that deals with answering a question by studying the astrological chart set for the exact time and place of asking a question. In addition to this a number between (1-249) is used to involve the spirit of a querent.This number determines the ascendant position .Horory astrology differs from the well known natal astrology(using date, time, and place of birth) which gives insight on the entire life of a person. Where as with horory chart, one can find answer only to that specific question.