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Vv; =| (@ ASTROLOGY te WA Guide to the [ | Fundamentals of Jyotish Foreword by James Braha Ronnie Gale Dreyer First published in 1997 by Red Wheel/Weiser, Luc York Beach, ME With editorial offices at: 368 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210 Copyright © 1997 Ronnie Gale Dreyer All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from Red Wheel/Weiser, Luc. Reviewers may quote brief passages. Unrevised edition published as Indian Astrology in London, 1990 by Aquarian Press. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Dreyer, Ronnie Gale. [Indian astrology} Vedic astrology : a guide to the fundamentals of jyotish / Ronnie Gale Dreyer. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Originally published: Indian astrology. London : Aquarian Press, 1990. ISBN 0-87728-889-5 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Hindu Astrology. 2. Vedas—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 1. Title. BF1714.H5D74 1997 133.5°9445—dc21 97-5620 CIP EB Typeset in 10.5 Sabon Printed in the United States of America 09 08 07 06 OS 04 10987654 The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials 739.48-1984. ‘TABLE OF CONTENTS List of Tak ; Foreword by’ lames Brahia: ji0:2 sis cous caawina cise ce cei xi Acknowledgments ..... é : ++ Xvi INOMUCHON si,3 conapsyios sewiee eaCemeN cee Seem oe xix Patt SHAG pe cswiew verses saree eine e eens sistciess He 1 Chapter 1. History of Indian Astrology .............. 3 Chapter 2. Sidereal Astrology versus Tropical Astrology ...........-.020-0005 27 Chapter 3. Constructing the Horoscope...........++. 37 Part Anter pretation is: sarassis swsiaresiwiaieseraraye srsiaiers 86 63 Chapter 4. Defining the Planets, Signs and Houses. ..... 65 Chapter 5. Ascendant Combinations......... 95 Chapter 6. Planets and Houses: Strengths and Weaknesses. ...........064- 139 Chapter 7. Planetary Yogas ...........0s0.005 a Chapter 8. Interpreting Planets in Signs and Houses .... 185 Patt T—Porecasttigs xa cases csicua none nepseeseew 217 Chapter 9. Predictive Astrology: Vimshottari Dasa System ............200 219 Chapter 10. Interpreting the Dasas and Bhuktis. . oai2St Bibliography See Bins ae Saisie aieer RSS 295 FE ca eee ger teaemennnsecnnenperaenpeenacene AOD About the Author. ics sia cence weweeaes weiaieis vee ee 312