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Highlights of July-August 2002 • Vol. 6 No. 4

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Dasha Periods of the Wayward Rahu (Part 6)
Dr. K.S. Charak

Of the natural malefics, the mention of Rahu generates a peculiar awe and anxiety. Rahu’s dasha periods are often quite important in one's life and are remembered long after they are over, irrespective of whether they prove beneficial or harmful to the native. The author elaborates the subtle point in the analysis of Rahu’s dasha.

Domain of the Navamsha
Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra

The navamsha chart is the most essential chart to consider along with the birth chart. Besides this it also has some important peculiarities in astrology. Navamsha is considered the soul of the birth chart. It many times replaces the lagna, compensates the weakness of the lagna chart and presides over the entire horoscope, which confers a crowning glory upon it.

The author discusses the various applications of the navamsha: Navamsha in Pre-Natal Phase, Key Trait of Temperament, Longevity, Profession, Financial Status and Disease from Navamsha chart. Dr. Mishra also elaborates the use of Navamsha in the Prashna and Muhurta charts.

Cancellation of Debilitation and
Neechabhanga Raja Yogas
Ernst Wilhelm

Debilitated planets always play an important role in the horoscope. In general, they are first-rate malefics, even a benefic that is debilitated will harm those planets and houses it joins or aspects. Debilitated planets also indicate the ruin and loss of those things that they rule.

There are certain factors that cancel debilitation. These factors cancel debilitation in different ways with different results, from reducing the ill effects of the debilitated planet to actually increasing the success of the native.

Ernst lays down the conditions that reduce the ill effects of a debilitated planet and explain them with the help of example charts.

Laghu Jatakam - Part 7
English Translation and Commentary by Dr. K S Charak

Varahamihira is considered the greatest authority on Vedic astrology after the era of the sages like Parashara. He was born near Ujjain during the sixth century AD. His most popular works are the Brihat Jataka and the Brihat Samhita. The Laghu Jatakam is a rather abridged version of the Jataka text. Easy to comprehend and rich in substance, it is a classic that must be studied alike by the novice and the master.

Dhirubhai Ambani, the Messiah of the Indian Economy
Anshumalee Sood

In the mid-seventies, the Indian economy underwent a complete transformation with the emergence on the scene of Dhirubhai Ambani. He single handedly inculcated into the Indian public at large the concept of equity culture permitting them to share the fruits of economic progress. Anshu discusses the astrological chart of Ambani in this article.

Lessons in Palmistry - Part 5
Vinay Aditya

The author explains the various zones in a hand, the length of fingers, the spacing between the fingers, the setting of fingers and the joints of the fingers.

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Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Geshe Keisang Gyatso.
The Ocean of Theosophy by William Q. Judge.
Vedic Mathematics for Schools (Book 3) by James T Glover.

From the Scriptures
Astrology in Vedas - Part 8.

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Elements of Vedic Astrology

Dr K S Charak

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Essentials of Medical Astrology

Dr K S Charak

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Dots of Destiny – Ashtkavarga

Vinay Aditya

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Yogas in Astrology

Dr K S Charak

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Surya – The Sun God

Dr K S Charak

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Dr K S Charak

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Predictive Techniques in Varshaphala

Dr K S Charak
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Subtleties of Medical Astrology

Dr K S Charak

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