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Introduction

How to read a HOROSCOPE on the Indian system:

A horoscope is a detailed layout of the zodiac and planets ( recognized by the ancient Indians influencing the earth) at the time of birth.

It would be equivalent to a picture taken at a particular time capturing the state of heavenly bodies in the sky. There are basically two aspects to a horoscope:

1. CONSTRUCTION OF A HOROSCOPE -

This is the scientific or the mathematical aspect. Since the principles are documented, and follow the principles of ASTRONOMY, a horoscope cast correctly will be identical with that cast by any other person or computer provided there are no calculation errors. This part of Astrology is a well -developed science not disputable by any segment of the intellectual population.

2. INTERPRETING A HOROSCOPE -

This aspect takes up your understanding, analytical, memory as well as intuitive skills in equal measure. Reading a horoscope is an art and so experience as well as natural talent make a good astrologer.

CONSTRUCTION OF A HOROSCOPE - Basic Birth Chart: Horoscope


A S C: Ascendant or the sign rising on the eastern horizon at the time of birth.

Following numbers have been allotted to various signs:
  • Mesha (Aries) - 1
  • Vrishabha (Taurus) - 2
  • Mithuna (Gemini) - 3
  • Kataka (Cancer) - 4
  • Simha (Leo) - 5
  • Kanya (Virgo) - 6
  • Tula (Libra) - 7
  • Vrishchika (Scorpio) - 8
  • Dhanus (Sagittarius) - 9
  • Makara (Capricorn) - 10
  • Kumbha (Aquarius) - 11
  • Meena (Pisces) - 12