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NUMEROLOGY & YOUR BUSINESS - V. Rajsushila, $12.00


1.How the numbers are responsible for the business
2. The planetary positions: how they are responsible for each profession/business
3. The 27 stars: how they are responsible for one's profession/business
4. Effects of 10th house & ascendant lord on the profession of the native
5. Different planets in 10th house: their role in profession
6. The planetary strength & profession
7. The business numbers
8. Fortunate letters & business
9. Keeping popular name to new business
10. Keeping one's own name to new business
11. Numbers lucky or not for business for persons born on number 1 to 9
12. Professions according to birth dates
13. Lucky name to second business
14. Professions for those who do not know their date of birth
15. Lucky numbers
16. Lucky period
17. Respecting one's lucky god for getting more gains in business
18. Selecting emblem & trade mark number
19. Partnership in business

20. Some business & fortunate numbers for them

Agriculture, Architect, Art & craft, Astrology, Advertisement, Automobile, Actor, Aluminum industry, Artificial jewellery, Asbestos, Billiards, Banking, Beauty parlours, Bakery, Book shop, Boutique, Cable video cassettes, Cell phone cordless phone, Chemical industry, Computer, Courier services, Construction, Cement, Clothes, Catering, Creche, Detective services, Department store, Dairy farm, Dry fruits, Dry cleaner, Electrical & electronics, Educations, Institutions; Engineering, Export-import, Fast food, Fashion designing, Fancy shop, Food products, Finance company, General shop, Gas agency, Games & sports, Hardwares, Horticulture, Hotel, Readymade dresses, Interior decoration, Ice cream parlour, Iron & allied products, Internet, Jewellery, Leather goods, Luxury items, Library, Lawyer, Medicines, Metals, Mosaic stones tiles etc., Nursery, Oil, Photography, Perfumes, Plywood, Poultry farm, Paints, School, Stainless steel vessels, Rubber products, Stationery, Super bazar, Shoe mart, Soaps & detergents, Tutorial & junior college, Tailoring, Type writing instruments, Toys, Travel & transport agency, Vegetable.

Comment: This book tells you how to use numbers to name your business for greatest success.

In the opening chapters, what planets rule what numbers (friendly, unfriendly, neutral), what numbers represent what letters (9 is omitted, no explanation). In chapter 7 a new numbering system is offered. ABCDE is still 1-5, but F is 8, G is 3, H is 5, U-V-W are each 6, etc. Many changes, but no explanation. In chapter 8, it is suggested a business name begin with a hard consonant, T being best. The heart of the book, pgs. 78-160, are a detailed numerological examination of 77 different professions. These use the modified system given in chapter 7. Appropriate birth numbers for each profession are given, and numerological values are given for common words in such professions.

For example, Agriculture. For this business, Venus, moon & Saturn should be strong in the native's chart. He should be born on certain days of the month. The name of the business should reduce to the number 6. The author gives the best combinations of numbers that add to 6 (15, 24, etc.) as a guide. He gives the numerological count for seven words commonly associated with an agricultural business. You then add your chosen words to his list ("Joe's" Agriculture) to achieve numerological balance.

Books with "luck" and "lucky" in them always sounds as if they were written for hopeless fools, but I suspect sneering is misplaced. There is real value here.

Ranjan, 160 pages.

SANKETA NIDHI - Rama Dayalu, translated by G.S. Kapoor, $10.00

Sanketa 1: Slokas: 1-2. Prayer; 3-8. Calculation of ghatikas & vighatikas; 9-13. Correct time of birth; 14-17. To find out bhavas & planets; 18-28. Lagna, mid-point, nadir, midheaven; 29-38. Exaltation, fall, Rahu & Ketu, horas, drekkanas, dwadasamsas, trimsamsas, friends & enemies, stages of life of a planet; 39-42. Quadruped, centipede, bibed signs, da7 & night signs, visible & invisible halves of the zodiac, eastern & western.

Sanketa 2: 1-9. Sex of the foetus, time of delivery, yogas for father & child; 10-21. Lyning in chamber, cries of the infant, cot, cloths, food, lamp, etc.; 22-24. Characteristics, hue, caste of child; 25-26. Planets as parents, 36 decanates & ulcers & moles; 27-31. Prediction from lagna, vargas, planets about parents, brothers, uncles, children, wife.

Sanketa 3: 1-15. Premature death, evils of Rahu & Moon; 16-19. Yoga for dull-witted, contribution of ayus by planets, yogas that harm arms, hands, feet, eyes & nose; 20-36. Yogas fatal to cows & Brahmins, bad behavior, roaming, loss of children & wife, death of parents, sinful acts, loss of family, to be born posthumous, to enjoy patrimony, vain exertion, short life, murder, imprisonment, unfaithful wife or self, loss of eyes, harm to mother's uncle's family, death of wife, children, self; 37-59. Yoga for children's happiness, sex of first-born, lack of siblings, to ward off curses, raja & dhana yogas.

Sanketa 4: 1-8. First house, benefics in 6th, 7th & 8th, planets in lagna; 9-17. 2nd house; 18-123. 3rd through 12th houses & planets therein; 124-125. Effects of planets in certain avasthas & places.

Sanketa 5: 1-5. 12 avasthas & 3 sub-avasthas of planets; 6-30. General effects of 9 planets in 12 avasthas; 31-42. Effects of planets in certain avasthas & places.

Sanketa 6: 1-8. Planets in bhavas, sex of baby in womb, birth of twins, time of birth, abortion, mole mark, hump-backed, lame, blind, short stature, bad marks on mother, sister, wife; 9-14. Character of mother & wife, yogas for illegimate birth; 15-101. Lords of 12 houses, each occupying 12 houses in turn; 102. Special effects of Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus & Saturn. Bhavas as revealed by the moon, effects of planets transiting equinoctial points; Conditions for planets to reveal effects in initial, middle or final stage of rasi.

Sanketa 7: 1-7. Position & aspect of planets on the 12 houses; 8-14. Houses in early life, planets & their avasthas at time of birth, destruction of bhava, full or partial effects, good or bad effects, day & night planets in day & night signs, effects of planets in lagna & in Moon's sign; 15-16. 15-16. Malefics influeced by Gochara & Ashtakavarga, loathsome disease yoga.

Sanketa 8: 1-11. Ithasala, Musarifa, Nakta, Yamaya & Kaboola yogas, planets in the two halves of the zodiac, decanates in moveable, fixed & dual signs, success of undertaking. 12-20. Subject of a query, group letters & their lords, to guess the lagna, predictions from limbs touched by the querist, 12 lunar avasthas; 21-23. Prasna lagna, success of undertaking, untoward events; 24-28. Marriage, widowhood, barrenness, unchasity, loss of wife; 29-33. Time of delivery, sex of baby, time of conception; 34-40. Success of sthayee & yayee, success or defeat in war; 53. Stolen article & thief, influx of wealth, fulfilment of desire.

Sanketa 9: 1-5. Happiness in early life, yogas for deformed face, eyes, teeth, after-borns, death by accident, hated by relations; 6. Death by lightning, sunstroke, poison, moles on hands; 7-9. 22nd decanate & nature of death, happiness of children, nature & characteristics of partner; 10-11. Time of marriage, marital happiness, lucky & prosperous as the father, happiness of parents, ancestral property; 12. Misunderstanding with relations, displeasure of sovereign; 13-14. Karakas of various bhavas; 15-20. About the author; 21. Conclusion. Glossary.

Comment: Sri Rama Dayalu was a devotee of Shiva & a staunch Advatin. He lived in Amritsar, he wrote this work in 1860. This book is described as a treasure of Vikram Samvat. Includes Sanskrit slokas.

Ranjan, 196 pages.

JAIMINI SUTRAMRITAM - Iranganti Rangacharya, $16.00
Contents: Preface; Chapter 1, padas 1-4; Chapter 2, padas 1-4.

Comment: This is a translation of the Jaimini Sutram, but unlike the various other English translations, this has commentary in English as well as Sanskrit, which means that to fully understand this book, you should at least be comfortable in Sanskrit. Among the slokas, presumably includes Jaimini's original Sanskrit slokas.

Chintala Narasimhulu & Co., 334 pages.

A MANUAL OF JAIMINI ASTROLOGY - Iranganti Rangacharya, $9.00

1. Basics
2. Argalas & Raja yogas
3. Karakamsa
4. Arudha
5. Upapada
6. Female horoscopy
7. Longevity
8. Ayur dasas
9. Phalitha dasas

Comment: The preface to this book, complete:

Some astrologers hardly understand my book, Jaimini Sutramritam, a commentary both in Sanskrit & in English. Of course it is just hearsay, may or may not be true. However one finds intricacy in Jaimini school of thought, unless one goes thoroughly through the Sanskrit commentary & Vriddha karikas as well. I have prepared this book as such that the astrologer could grasp easily & correctly the aspects, argalas, arudhas, raja yogas, ayur dasas, phalitha dasas, etc. also because of charts illustrated where ever necesssary. Forsure this could be a guide to every aspirant to Jaimini predictivity. For more details & Dasas the reader would well refer my Jaimini Sutramritam published by Sagar Publications.
To this, Sagar adds its own note, giving the birthday of the author as May 21, 1927.

In this book there is no Sanskrit whatever. Judging by the treatment of the first few pages, the book is clear, simple & direct.

Sagar, 83 pages.

VEDIC NADI ASTROLOGY & CAREER - V. Raghuraman, $11.00

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition

1. Introduction
2. Intepreting charts
3. Analysing business/profession prospects
4. Linking Vedas & astrology
5. Practical application of our theoretical analysis
6. Transit results

Comment: In the preface, the author says he has based his work on "housewise" analysis of the natal chart, which is, the tenth house, the lagna, and Saturn & the planets in aspect with it. He tends to group the signs by element, so planets aspecting Saturn would be those in its element. He cites B.V. Raman's How to Judge a Horoscope, as an excellent guide to "housewise" analysis, which it is.

He also attempts to link the Vedas (dharma, artha, kama & moksha) to astrology: Fire signs are dharma, Earth are artha, Air are kama, and Water are moksha. The author gives several pages explaining how this concept reveals the underlying nature of these four elements. He then gives these guidelines for using the Vedas in chart analysis:

a) Locate the signs which contain the maximum number of planets. Look at what kind of sign they are & thereby come to a broad conclusion as to what they thrust of the individual is going to be.

b) Look at the position of Jupiter, the life force, and determine in a similar manner the thrust of the individual. Jupiter in a West direction sign points to the person having desires.

c) Look at the position of Saturn to determine the work to be done which will ultimately determine his karma.

d) Look at lagna, lagnadipathi & the Moon for the strength of the chart & the basic characteristics of the individual. (pgs. 42-43)

The remainder of the book is given over to an analysis of some 52 charts. These are succinctly & clearly put. These also include dasa & bhukti, as well as transits, especially those of Saturn & Jupiter.

From the Preface to the First Edition:

In this book, I would endeavour to focus on a subject which is dear to us all - that is, profession. Our active life is always spent doing some activity. This activity is called profession or business or employment. In astrology, the term used is "karma" though this word has a wider meaning in Hindu philosophy. You can delineate a chart by referring to the tenth house or the house of karma. Alternatively, the position of the planet Saturn and its interaction with other planets will also be able to give you a fair idea of the profession. There are yet some others who have demonstrated that lagna and its lord has much to do with the type of profession. I have, in my limited study, found these principles working very well. If the principles are amalgamated properly, would would be able to get a good view of the subject as regards profession. However, since much has been written about the housewise analysis, I would be concentrating on trying to analyse profession from the point of view of the planet Saturn. I would like to state here that merely because one analyses things from the point of view of Saturn, it cannot be said that the Parasari principles are not valid. In fact, the basis of this approach is also intimately connected with the Parasari principles of astrology as would be evident to the readers as they peruse through the contents of this volume.

I have in this book, tried to also introduce a new concept which links Vedic purusharthas to astrology. This I believe is the first time that this has been done. I confess that this thought came to me as a flash after reading the works of Paramacharya of Kanchi. Apart from this, in writing this book, I do not claim any originality of thought. I have drawn heavily from existing literature available in this regard and have tried to apply the same to the horoscopes that I have taken up for study. Given the limitations of my knowledge as compared to the vastness of the subject, it is quite likely that the discerning readers would be able to add more matters to this book or would be able to explain the chart better. For such readers, this book would best serve the purposes of being a tool in their study. I have purposely chosen mostly those charts that are of people who are living today and are in some profession or the other. This is only to show to the readers that the ancient subject of astrology is very much useful today. Some other charts have been chosen from articles written by other authors to illustrate our approach.

I have myself witnessed some stunning nadi readings which have made me deeply interested in this subject. Since knowledge is not any one man's birthright, I have thought it my duty to bring forth what I understand of this subject as regards profession. (pgs. ix, x)

Sterling, 137 pages.

VEDIC ASTROLOGY: An Integrated Approach - P.V.R. Narasimha Rao, $30.00
Contents: Dedication; About the author; Preface;

Part 1: Chart analysis: 1. Basic concepts; 2. Rasis; 3. Planets; 4. Upagrahas; 5. Special lagnas; 6. Divisional charts; 7. Houses; 8. Karakas; 9. Arudha padas; 10. Aspects & argalas; 11. Yogas; 12. Ashtakavarga; 13. Interpreting charts; 14. Topics related to longevity; 15. Strength of planets & rasis.

Part 2: Dasa analysis: 16. Vimshottari dasa; 17. Ashtottari dasa; 18. Narayana dasa; 19. Lagna Kendradi Rasi dasa; 20. Sudasa; 21. Drigdasa; 22. Niryaana Shoola dasa; 23. Shoola dasa; 24. Kalachakra dasa.

Part 3: Transit analysis: 25. Transits & natal references; 26. Transits: Miscellaneous topics.

Part 4: Tajaka analysis: 27. Tajaka chart basics; 28. Techniques of Tajaka charts; 29. Tajaka yogas; 30. Annual dasas; 31. Sudarsana chakra dasa.

Part 5: Special topics: 32. Impact of birthtime error; 33. Rational thinking; 34. Remedial measures; 35. Mundane astrology; 36. Muhurtha or electional astrology; 37. Ethical behavior of a Jyotishi.

Part 6: Real-life examples:

Comment: By "integrated", the author means, combining both Parasara & Jaimini approaches. He believes this division of astrology to be misleading. A comprehensive survey, the author gives particular attention to special ascendants, divisional charts & arudhas. The Tajaka section covers the construction of annual, monthly & 60 hour charts & their interpretation. Mr. Rao lives near Boston, MA, he cites Sanjay Rath as his guru. Rao has written a free Vedic astrology program. He mentions it in his preface, but the URL given in the book is incorrect. To download, go to his home page. With many tables & example charts, this is an excellent book.

Sagar, 437 pages.

BHRIGU NANDI NADI - R.G. Rao, $22.00
Contents: Preface; 503 individual charts.

Comment: The idea is that all possible natal charts can be reduced to a standard set, which can be delineated in advance & the proper chart produced on-demand when a client walks in. The ideal set of charts would number in the many thousands, but the author, like all humans, uses shortcuts to reduce the number. Without lagna nor Moon (two points lacking in the charts in this book), the number of charts are greatly reduced, as are the interpretative possibilities. Charts are generally organized by Saturn/Jupiter placements, but not always. Some charts get an extensive write-up, most get about half a page. Some of the delineations include specific details about past lives, which makes me suspect real people were used for the book. It is a useful exercise to puzzle out why Bhrigu (or, perhaps more precisely, the Bhrigu method) predicts what it does.

Ranjan, 332 pages.

YOUR FORTUNE FROM THY HOUSE (Vastu Shastra) - R.G. Rao, $10.00
Contents: 1. Vastu Hora - an introduction; 2. Questions & answers between master & disciple; 3. Planets & their causative effects; 4. Planets & directions; 5. The nine planets & their placements in houses: effects of planetary combinations as determined by surroundings, etc.; 6. House & its family aspects; 7. Practical applications; 8. Auspiciousness & inauspiciousness for houses & their details; 9. Conversation between teacher & disciple; 10. Suggestions for improvement of houses; 11. Pillars & their descriptions; 12. Windows, their location & effects with descriptive figures, suggestions for improvement; 13. Nine planets in eight directions & their governing asepects; 14. Note.

Comment: Vastu Shastra is the Indian version of the Chinese Feng Shui. Unlike Feng Shui, Vastu Shastra is grounded in astrology, which means that an enterprising savant could custom tailor his house to his precise astrological chart, or that of a client. This book does not go that far, but it is a useful introduction. With 11 illustrations.

Sagar, 95 pages.

Contents: Publisher's note; 1. Twelve signs from the palm; 2. Principles of casting horoscope from the signs on the palm. Over 50 illustrations.

Comment: I confess that I'm not a palmist, but I have been impressed by them. Your palms are both unique, and dynamic, in that they change over time. A great many things can be learned from a close study.

Ranjan, 92 pages.

Contents: Preface; 1. The types of the thumb; 2. The different parts of the thumb whirls; 3. The ascendants 0 to 11, i.e., Aries to Pisces; 4. The secret signs of the thumb whirls & conches; 5. The different signs found on the fingers; 6. The vertical & the horizontal lines of the thumb with their names; 7. The individual life readings taking few thumbs as examples. With many illustrations.

Comment: Properly read, thumbs are powerful indicators of the individual who possesses them. Note also that your left & right thumbs may well not be mirrors of each other. A most interesting book.

Ranjan, 124 pages.

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