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May-June 2004 • Vol. 8 No. 3

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The All-Important Lagna
A Brief Introduction to the Vargas
Dr. K.S. Charak

The lagna, the ascendant or the first house, is the most important house of the horoscope. The sign falling in the lagna is also significant since it bestows upon the native its own specific characteristics. The lagna lord is the owner of the rashi that coincides witht he lagna, and is the most important planet in the chart. The results of various planets in the lagna are discussed in this article, which is part of the series by Dr. Charak that will not only help you understand the importance of the lagna but also subtleties related to the analysis of a horoscopic chart.

The Next US President?
A comparative astrological study of President Bush and Senator John Kerry
Sam Geppi (Sadasiva)

From the western astrological perspective the charts of George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry are like night and day. But from the Vedic view there is a remarkable similarity - the Moons are at almost the exact same degree and element. This factor aligns the dashas of President Bush and John Kerry with remarkable precision as planetary periods are calculated from the natal Moon position. The author compares the dashas of the two presidential candidates
and gives his verdict - 'We will have a new President come election day 2004'.

Adhi Masa and Kshaya Masa
Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra

An understanding of the Adhimaasa and Kshayamaasa, respectively the intercalated month and the omitted month, is highly important as far as predictive astrology is concerned. The occurrence of these events has far reaching implications on a global level. The author here gives a fairly comprehensive information on how this information may be used while making predictions about international events. He also hints at some of the likely happenings during the coming years, based on this knowledge.

The Snake Temple of Mannarsala
Anasuya Jha

'Curse of snakes can cause childlessness', thus goes an astrological dictum. And a competent astrologer can detect the presence of the curse by studying the affliction caused by Rahu along with other malefics to the 5th house and the 5th lord in a horoscope. Rahu is synonymous with snake and Sarpi is one of the names used for Rahu by astrologers, especially in the South. It is believed that propitiation of Rahu through worship of snakes provides an effective remedial measure to beget progeny.

Indian Elections 2004
... surprise ahead!!!
Anshumalee Sood

While most of the astrologers failed to predict the outcome of the general elections in India, only Anshumalee was able to foresee the return of Congress and Man Mohan Singh as the new Prime Minister of India. Read the article...

Laghu Jatakam - Part 17
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.

Lessons in Palmistry - Part 14
Indication of Diseases through the Palm
Vinay Aditya

One of the prominent uses of palmistry can be diagnosis of diseases. The palm can give indication of a disease months before it actually sets in. Thus preventive measures in terms of diet, exercises and medication can be initiated and the disease can be avoided. Each element or parameter of the hand corresponds to some part of the body and the disease related to it. Needless to add that much research is needed in this field though a substantial basic information on which to build on is available in this regard.

The Ruling Deity of Pushya Nakshatra
Dr. K S Charak

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