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Review: The Astrological Magazine

His book review in ‘The Astrological magazine’ January 1998, Bangalore, India (E-mail ramans@giasga.vsnl.net.in)

How to Read a Horoscope by Pemmaraju V. R. Rayudu (Motilal Banarasidass,41,U.A.Bungalow Road, Jawahar Nagar, Delhi 110 007, pages 442, Rs295.00(cloth), Rs.195.00 (paper)).

The author, a former senior scientist and deputy director of Defense Research and Development of India, claims to have discovered a new approach to analyze benefic and malefic results of planets and Bhavas. New approaches are always welcome and the author’s efforts in this direction are bound to create a new angle in the interpretation. After a brief but lucid review of fundamentals, the author introduces his method, somewhat akin to Dr.Raman’s in his “Three Hundred Important Combinations” of allotting points – benefic and malefic – to different positions and influences planets and Bhavas are subject to. On this basis, he says if the malefic percentage of a Bhava is more than 55, results too would be unfavorable pertaining to the Bhava; 50 to 55% of moderate results and so on. The description of signs, planets, Bhavas, houses is elaborate without being redundant and proceeds along the lines outlined in classical works. A model horoscope at the end serves to illustrate the author’s method of analyzing a chart. Worth perusing from an academic angle, the volume in a useful addition to existing literature on predictive astrology.

Review: Times of Astrology

Book Review on the book “How to Match Horoscopes for Marriage” by P.V.R.Rayudu, published in “The Times of Astrology” magazine ,New Delhi July 2000. (Paperback pages 56, Rs.60, Published by M/s Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Ltd, Delhi)

 

The name of P.V.R.Rayudu is well known to the readers of “The Times of Astrology”. Those readers who do not have access to all time great compendium on Marriages in Astrology by the name of “Predicting Marriage” published by Nishkaam Peeth Prakashan, should certainly not miss the little 56 paged book “How to match Horoscopes for Marriage”, wonderfully written and organized by P.V.R.Rayudu.The author has been honest enough in his confession while he had written about the book in his preface: –

“I know that I have considered in my approach the Rashi charts and certain important aspects only for matching the horoscopes for marriage, without going into the details of the other Varga (divisional ) charts particularly the Navamsa charts,Bhava charts, other connected bhavas such a 2nd,5th,12th bhavas,Dasas(periods)etc.,because these are likely to change more frequently depending on the variations in the Ayanamsas,epemeris of Drik and Vakya Siddhantas,birth times etc.I feel that my approach in Sthula (gross) level with Rashi charts and Nakshatras (constellations) for matching the horoscopes for marriage is important first before going further into the Sukshama(subtle) level analysis if necessary…..”

The book is rich in all useful tables, which are beautifully presented in the book. The book also contains almost all primary principles related to matching the horoscopes for marriage prevalent in North as well as South of the Indian Sub continent.

The Publishers “Motilal Banarsidass” are one of the pioneers to publish all important literature on Indology including Astrology.One must read this book which is presented in a very much reader friendly manner.

 

Review: “The Indian Express”

November 15,1997

 

Handbook for astrologers

No book on astrology can ever be complete. It is the totality of observations made by savants, observations on methods of calculation and interpretation. It is believed that 27 stars guide the destiny of the world. These are in turn divided among 12 constellations, which are again governed by seven planets. In “ How to read a horoscope”, the writer has gathered almost all the information on the permutations and combinations of planets and constellations and spelt out the consequences. It is a good handbook for an astrologer. The book also contains details on individual positions and methods of forecasting. The writer has lucidly explained all the changes indicated in the basic principles of astrology, and that is what makes the book worth reading.

Review: “The Hindu”

HELP YOURSELF

With self help books being the order of the day, here are two more to the pile that crowd bookshop shelves. The additions this time round are P.V.R.Rayudu’s How to Read A Horoscope and Rajesh Talwar’s How to Choose Your Lawyer When You Need One. Despite his job as deputy director of the Defense Research and Development Laboratory, Rayudu has devoted his free time to studying, researching and practicing Hindu astrology for the past three decades. And now he has come out with a book that aims at supplementing the existing literature on predictive astrology. He has also added his own scientific model of prediction based on benefic and malefic analysis of planets and bhavas as per Hindu astrology.

Rayudu’s book is for specialists in astrology.

How to Read a Horoscope, Pemmaraju V. R. Rayudu, Motilal Banarasidass Publishers, Rs. 250/-

 

Review: Express Star Teller

His Book Review in “The Express Star teller” February 1999 from Chennai, India “How to read a horoscope” By Pemmaraju V.R.Rayudu, Pages 442, Price Rs.250-, Published by Motilal Banarsidass.41, U.A.Bungalow Road, Jawahar Nagar, Delhi-110007.

People generally approach the astrologers to know about their future regarding health, education, property, children, marriage, longevity, prosperity, etc. All these topics are vividly and easily explained in a unique book by the great scholar Sri P.V.R.Rayudu. Enabling even a beginner to refer to the particular topic and make the predictions himself. He has served as the Deputy Director of Defense Research and Development Laboratory of Government of India. A new methodology for predictive purpose has sprung from the author’s research oriented scientific bent of mind. A cursory look at the Rasi chart cannot result in any fruitful predictions. It is also not really quite easy to calculate through Vargas, shadbala strengths etc. The author has struck upon a via media solution by analyzing the benefic and malefic tendencies of each planet. These tendencies differ as per its placement in exaltation/debilitation rasi, own rasi/star, friendly/enemy rasi/star, different bhavas as per its own lordship and as per its associations and aspects by other friendly/enemy planets etc. In this book, a new methodology is delineated to find out the benefic and malefic percentage of planets and bhavas, giving suitable weightages for each type of influence over them. After analyzing the benefic and malefic percentages for each planet and bhava, the predictions can be given on all important aspects of life as per the concerned ruling main, sub and inter-period planets. Of course, the transit results of the planets may be subsequently coupled as given in any classical texts. This whole system of analysis for a particular horoscope has also been computerized.

Separate chapters are assigned for broad life predictions and yearly predictions and yearly predictions. The general characteristics of each ascendant with respect to appearance, health, temperament, personality traits and the benefic, malefic and moderate predictions of each bhava are given. In the chapter on ‘yearly predictions’, the author has clearly stated that the inter-period benefic and malefic percentage is to be worked out taking the average of the benefic and malefic percentages of the main period planet, sub-period planet and the inter-period planet.

The author again and again reiterates that the predictions should be picked up judiciously, diligently, cautiously and intelligently pertaining to one’s own social, environmental, economical and cultural circumstances. For ready reference, the fundamentals and weigtages for lordship benefic and malefic planets for different ascendants are clearly tabulated. there is another very useful ready-reckoner which explains the deities, jewels, colors and numbers which should be used to strengthen the benefic tendencies or to lessen the malefic tendencies of the planets during their periods. The sixth chapter ‘Model Horoscope’ will clarify all the doubts the readers may encounter. It gives a computer print-out of a model horoscope specially programmed for the benefic and malefic analysis of planets and bhavas along with predictions. The intention of the model horoscope is to give a clear idea of the application of this new theory and subsequent readings of the predictions accordingly. The book under review is a worthwhile presentation throwing valuable information on a new system of analysis of a horoscope. 

How to match Horoscopes for marriage

 

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His paper on Matching horoscopes for Marriage was published in the American Federation of Astrologers magazine “Today’s Astrologer in Feb 10, 1994 and it was published as a full-fledged book titled How to match Horoscopes for marriage – A Scientific model of compatibility points based on Moon and other aspects as per Hindu Astrology by M/s Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Delhi with ISBN:81-208-1721-4.

The Theme of the book:

The book is a scientific methodology based on compatibility on Moon and other aspects evolved for matching the horoscopes for marriage partners.

The magnetic control, amenability, psychological dispositions, mental qualities, bodily / physical contacts, affection, harmony, progeny, temperament, character, pulse or nervous energy indication physiological and to certain extent hereditary factors, duration of married life, widowhood etc. are considered for matching horoscopes.Tables for compatibility points are given.


Accordingly a criteria is evolved for matching of the two horoscopes as poor, fair, good, very good, excellent.

 

Contents: Book “ How to match horoscopes for marriage”

Chapter I :INTRODUCTION

Some fundamentals-

Planets and own house

Natural benefic planets

Natural malefic planets

Aspects of planets

Shashtashtaka

Dwidwadasa

Rasis, Nakshtras, Padas

Chapter II :Compatibility on the basis of Moon        

Varna, Compatibility points table

Vasya, Compatibility points table

Grahamaitri, Compatibility points table

Rashi kuta, Compatibility points table

Dina kuta, Compatibility table

Yoni kuta, Compatibility table

Gana kuta, Compatibility points table

Nadi kuta, Compatibility points table

Rajju
Vedha
Mahendra
Streedeergha

Special considerations

Moon position

Moon Ashtakavarga

Chapter III: Compatibility points on the basis of other aspects

Kuja Dosha or Mars evil

Kuja dosha exceptions

Other malefic planets dosha

Ascendants

Ascendants lords

Seventh houses

Seventh house lords

Eighth house lords

Other planets

Ascendants and Moons

Venus and Mars

Venus position

Chapter IV : CRITERIA FOR ALLOTTING COMPATIBILITY POINTS              
Chapter V : MODEL HOROSCOPES-COMPATIBILITY POINTS
Rashi chart of husband
Rashi chart of wife

Compatibility points on the basis of Moon

Compatibility points on the basis of other aspects

Total compatibility points

Interpretation

Index

How to Read a Horoscope

 HOW TO READ A HOROSCOPE

Mr.Rayudu’s computerized research work was published as a book titled ” How to read a Horoscope– A Scientific model of prediction based on Benefic and Malefic analysis of planets and bhavas as per Hindu Astrology” by M/s Motilal Banarasidass Publishers Pvt Ltd, 41 UA Bungalow Road, Jawaharnagar, Delhi-110007, India with ISBN nos. ISBN: 81-208-1458-4 (Cloth) and ISBN: 81-208-1459-2 (Paperback) in 1997.

The Theme of the book:

Planets are subjected to different influences in a horoscope and they are analyzed scientifically giving suitable weightages for every condition to arrive at the benefic and malefic percentage of each planet. Similarly, bhavas are analyzed. Based on these benefic and malefic percentage analysis of planets and bhavas, broad life and yearly predictions can be given. The whole scheme is computerized.

The software based on this is available freely on this website. There are two versions available:

And now you can download the book entirely in PDF formatHow to read a horoscope by P.V.R. Rayudu
Book Contents:

Chapter I: Introduction

Some fundamentals

Planetary Ownerships, Stars, Exaltation and Debilitation Signs, Permanent, Temporary and Functional Planetary Relationships, Natural Benefic and Malefic Planets
Lordship Benefic and Malefic Planets for Different Ascendants, Karaka Planets for Different Bhavas, Aspects of Planets, Deities, Jewels, Colors and Numbers for Planets
Chapter II: Benefic and Malefic Analysis Of Planets

Benefic Analysis

Malefic Analysis

Lordship Benefic and Malefic Weightages for Different Ascendants
Chapter III: Benefic and Malefic Analysis Of Bhavas

Chapter IV : Broad Life Predictions  

Predictions of Different Ascendants

Body
Health
Temperament and Personality

BROAD LIFE PRDICTIONS

First Bhava      Body, Health, Temperament and Personality

Second Bhava             Wealth, Speech, Family, Face, Eyes, Food

Third Bhava    Courage, Younger Brothers and Sisters, Throat, Arms, Shoulders, Communications, Relatives, Friends

Fourth Bhava Education, Houses, Landed Property, Conveyances, Mother, Chest, Heart, General Happiness

Fifth Bhava     Children, Wisdom, Intelligence, Stomach

Sixth Bhava    Diseases, Enemies, Debts

Seventh Bhava Marriage, Wife/ Husband, Marital relationship, Business Partnership

Eighth Bhava Longevity, Legacies, Secret Organs

Ninth Bhava    Prosperity, Father, Devotion to Gods and Religious Preceptors, Long Journeys, Hips, Thighs

Tenth Bhava    Profession, Status and Position, Respect, Travels Life and Activity, Knees, back

Eleventh Bhava Gains and Income, Elder Brothers and Sisters, Calves of Legs

TwelfthBhava Losses and Expenditure,Moksha (Enlightenment), Foreign Travels, Sexual

Enjoyment, Confinement or Imprisonment, Teeth

Chapter V : YEARLY PREDICTIONS

Predictions of Different Planets Influencing Different Bhavas

First Bhava      Body, Health, Temperament and Personality

Second Bhava             Wealth

Third Bhava    Courage

Fourth Bhava Education, Houses, Landed Property and Conveyances, Happiness

Fifth Bhava     Children

Sixth Bhava    Diseases, Enemies, Debts

Seventh Bhava Marriage and Marital Relationship

Eighth Bhava Longevity

Ninth Bhava    Prosperity

Tenth Bhava    Profession

Eleventh Bhava Gains and Income

Twelfth Bhava Losses and Expenditure
Predictions of Different Planets in Different Rasis
Body

Health

Temperament and Personality

Wealth

Courage

Education

Houses Landed Property and Means of Conveyance

Happiness

Children Diseases

Enemies

Debts

Marriage and Marital Relationship

Longevity

Prosperity

Profession

Gains and income

Losses and Expenditure
Predictions of Different Bhava Lords in Different Bhavas

As First Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Second Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Third Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Fourth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Fifth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Sixth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Seventh Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Eighth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Ninth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Tenth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Eleventh Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

As Twelfth Bhava Lord in different Bhavas

Predictions of Influence of Different Other Bhava Lords on Different Bhavas

As different Bhava Lords influencing First Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Second Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Third Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Fourth Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Fifth Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Sixth Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Seventh Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Eighth Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Ninth Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Tenth Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Eleventh Bhava

As different Bhava Lords influencing Twelfth Bhava

 

 

 

Chapter VI: Model Horoscope

Introduction

Basic Birth Data, Planetary Information, Rasi and Navamsa Charts Cusp and Bhava Degrees and Bhava Chart, Planetary Relationship-Permanent and Functional

Vimsottaridasa Tables, Planets in Main Periods, Sub Periods and Inter Periods
Natural and Lordship Benefics and Malefics

Benefic and Malefic Analysis of Planets

Broad Life Predictions

General Characteristics of Libra Ascendant

Analysis of Bhavas

Major Significator Planets for Various Bhavas

Yearly Predictions

Main Period of Saturn Sub period of Venus in main period of Saturn

Interperiod of Saturn in the Subperiod of Venus and Main Period of Saturn

Interperiod of Mercury in the Subperiod of Venus and Main Period of Saturn

Interperiod of Ketu in the Subperiod of Venus and Main Period of Saturn

Index