Astrology must not be confused with fatalism, witchcraft, palmistry or card shuffling. Rather it interprets what it conceives to be the future of the native, on the basis of his past karmas. These past karmas are indicated by the planetary positions at the time of birth.
Astrology is the science that comprises the foretelling of the regular movements of planets. No sane brain could ever deny the influence of planets on an individual, and how the planets affect the physical, mental and spiritual planes of any human being.
While judging a horoscope, there are some set rules that make the study systematic and to-the-point. Let us pinpoint some noteworthy considerations of a horoscope:
The lords of trines i.e the lords of houses 1, 5 and 9 are always auspicious.
The lords of kendras if are benefic will become evil, while if the lords of quadrants are malefic, will become invariably good.
The lords of the 2nd and the 12th house give good results, if they are in conjunction with benefic planets.
If the 8th lord is also the lord of the 1st or is in conjunction with benefics, then it produces good results during its dasha and transitions.
Rahu and Ketu produce good results when they are posited in the signs of benefic planets.
Lords of 3rd, 6th, 8th and 11th do evil and cause miseries in life, while the lords of 2nd and 12th are neutral.
Lords of quadrants and trines in conjunction, without any bad aspect, become extremely powerful and produce good results.
If the lords of the 9th and 10th houses exchange places, then they form a raj yoga and produce good results.
Lords of 3rd, 6th and 11th play an important role in causing debts, diseases, and ill health. A chart in which the lords of 3rd, 6th and 11th are found isolated and unassociated is considered to be a fortunate chart.
The Sun and the 9th house governs father, while the Moon and the 4th house governs mother.
Long life can be predicted if the lord of 1st, 8th and Saturn are in good positions.
Jupiter in the ascendant is the best gift of the horoscope.
Venus is considered as the head of planets in terms of matrimonial alliances, and all the things concerned with them.
To judge self respect, courage and prowess of a chart, we should consider the strength of the lord of the 3rd house and the position of Mars. If placed well, the person will be courageous, brave and will maintain his self respect.
It has been revealed after studying a number of horoscopes that Moon, Jupiter or the Sun in the 4th, 5th or 9th house with Saturn and without any favorable aspect has caused death to mother, children or father respectively.
Prediction or judgement of a horoscope is a study of different houses and the related planets. Along with this we need to study the placements of the relative planets and the aspects of benefic and malefic planets.
The analysis of a horoscope or particular predictions are purely analog, but there are some important considerations of a horoscope that horoscope is the pat.