Understanding the Birth Chart : a Comprehensive Guide to Classical Interpretation
Author: Kevin Burk
Pubpsher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart, Kevin Burk takes you step-by-step from the core basics to the finer complexities of chart interpretation while avoiding sidetracks into obscure techniques and fuzzy thinking. As a teacher, Burk also understands that a real grasp of the subject entails more than just learning the techniques-it also involves grasping the underlying principles that make those techniques valid. Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart is designed to be useful to all students of astrology, from beginners to more advanced practitioners, and will help you develop an integrated, synthesized approach to understanding the birth chart. You will discover how classical astrology can enrich your understanding of the planets, signs, and houses. You will explore the meaning of the Lunar Nodes, eclipses, the angles, retrograde planets, and aspect patterns. You will also learn how to identify key themes in the chart, and how to relate the different aspects and elements together to gain a holistic understanding of the birth chart-and of the individual. An up-to-date listing of astrological organizations and software programs is included that offers a wealth of resources for any astrologer. In short, this is a well-designed course that provides a solid foundation for anyone who is interested in practicing astrology quickly and with confidence. While many books at this level simply give you a set of techniques and ready-made interpretations, this book will give you a deeper grasp of an art and science that has its expression in the world around us, but its roots in the invisible world of primal origins.
Release on 2000-07-01 | by David Hawthorne,V. K. Choudhry
Author: David Hawthorne,V. K. Choudhry
Pubpsher: 1st World Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A practical guide to creating and interpreting horoscopes for yourself, your family and friends. By David M. Hawthorne and Professor V.K. Choudhry Now, you can learn to read astrology charts the quick and easy way. And, with greater accuracy than you ever thought possible. With this revolutionary new book, you will discover how easy it is to: CREATE CHARTS. The book includes step-by-step instructions for creating charts without having to learn mathematical computations. The book includes the Internet website addresses for both: A FREE Vedic Astrology software program that is easy to download and install. An online World Atlas resource you can go to in order to retrieve longitude, latitude, and time-zone information. With this book to guide you, it is easy to create and print Vedic Astrology charts with the planetary positions and time periods you will need in order to read charts and predict events. LEARN THE ESSENTIALS.There are only four elements in astrology: 1. The planets; 2. The signs; 3. The houses; and, 4. The planetary periods. You will quickly learn the fundamentals for each of these elements and how they interact with each other. For example, you will learn which planets become functional benefics or functional malefics for the various rising signs, and why planets and houses become strong or weak. You will also learn what to look for in any chart to see the past, present or future circumstances of any individual, organization, or significant event. READ HORSCOPES. This book will provide you with a simple, systematic approach to interpreting horoscopes. With the Systems' Approach, you will learn a proper order of sequence in which to read charts and to apply proven principles in order to make clear and relevant predictions. You will learn why the planets operate differently in various charts, and why their significations will or will not manifest. And, when they will manifest.
People often ask if there is "proof" for astrology. Astrologers are not so much worried about proving astrology, as they are in using it to reveal nuance and detail. In 1929, after writing four previous books, Charles Carter (1887-1968) set his sights on discovering the astrological reasons why accidents happen, and which people are most prone to them. In part he wanted to test if astrological fundamentals were true or not. Carter knew that astrology works, but does it work the way it has long claimed, or, if it does not, can the real rules be discovered by analysis? This book is divided into two broad sections. In the first, Carter compiles raw sign and house placements of Sun, Moon and planets, along with the angular separation of pairs of planets, to determine which planets, in which signs, in which houses, and which specific angles, produce the most accidents overall. The results are surprising. In the second section, Carter analyzes specific accidents for common traits. Sixteen different classes of accidents are analyzed, among them drowning, gunshots, burns, falls, and railway accidents. While the number of individual cases were limited, Carter was able to determine critical degree areas. New in this edition, a list of local influences derived from Carter's work, and a useful index. This book was first published in 1932.
Astrology is both Science and Art. Hence only the talented can appreciate and understand it. Rightly Visnugupta declares that nobody other than a sage can master the ocean-like science of astrology. The great Varahamihira declares, No sin will creep into a place that is sanctified by the presence of a true astrologer. No person who studies and divines the course of destiny will ever be found in hell, but will reside permanently in the world of Brahman. This book brings to the fore not only the rationality of astrology but also the nature and structure of the correct knowledge that our forefathers possessed regarding the predictable influences of planets on human beings, and gives a spiritual bias to astrology. The reader is taken step by step in this work from the rudiments Viz., the distribution of constellations in the Zodiacal belt which is divided into twelve Signs, and the planetary hierarchy, through the method of calculating the ascendant and other houses of a natal chart, assessment of the strengths, influences, aspects, affliction, mutual relations etc., of the planets, to the final stage of reading the brighter and darker sides of the subject`s life, his chances of success and failure, their periods, ingress of the soul into the mortal coil and exit thereform as well as its departure to other worlds according to its karma. In this book an attempt has been made to give a good account of the science of astrology, with a view to making the reader a good and true astrologer. It also shows that astrology does not make man a fatalist, a helpless automation in the hands of a merciless Fate. It should, on the other hand, help him to take to self-exertion and self-help. This hoary lore, according to the author, is to be practised not for selfish ends, but to guide the needy and the distressed, to remove the cause of their suffering and to turn their attention towards God. Contents Preface to the First Edition, Preface to the Third Edition, 1. General Principles, 2. Planets' Characteristics, 3. Lagna and other Houses, 4. Planetary Strength, 5. Moon's States and Constellations, 6. Rectification of Birth time, 7. Span of Life, 8. Rasi Effects, 9. On Bhavas, 10. Conception and Birth, 11. Ududasas, 12. Yogas, 13. Rajayogas, 14. Issue, 15. Matrimony, 16. Female Horoscopy, 17. Disease, 18. Description of Decanates, 19. Death, 20. Profession, 21. Transits, 22. Astakavarga, Appendix, Index.
An Easy Guide to Understanding and Interpreting Your Chart
Author: William W. Hewitt
Pubpsher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Best Self-Teaching Guide for Beginning Astrologers Learn the basics of astrology in one easy-to-read book! This popular introductory guide starts with the philosophy of astrology, and simple definitions of its terms. Next, it explains all of the essentials, including planets, houses, aspects, and chart construction and interpretation. With this book, you can learn: ·How to create and interpret your own birth chart ·The basics of timing and prediction techniques ·Simple methods to construct a rough chart in minutes without using math ·An easy method to calculate an accurate chart mathematically Astrology for Beginners includes a free birth chart offer to help you get started, and references to more detailed material for those who wish to go further with their studies.
It has been a well-known fact that astrology was called the eye of the Vedas, for it threw light on matters relating to timing events. The conduct of Vedic rituals had to be timed at a specific period, hence astrology was put to this use. In the modern context, this divine science is used to interpret birth charts to have an overview of an individual's personal and professional future in terms of success and prosperity. The book deals with this analysis at great length and enlightens a lay reader about the subject.
Vedic, or Jyotish astrology, has its roots in Indian and Hindu culture, making it markedly different from its Western counterparts. The author of this book explains how it can be used, and how it shouldn't be used, in this introduction. Complete instructions, easy to understand. Charts. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.