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Rahu and Ketu: In Predictive Astrology

Rahu and Ketu: In Predictive Astrology
Item Code: IDF391
Author: Dr. Prem Kumar Sharma
Publisher: UBS Publishers Distributors Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2007
ISBN: 8174765328
Pages: 162
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"
weight of the book: 216 gms
From the Back of the Book:

It is a well-established fact that since Vedic astrology has its basis in Vedic knowledge, it is as old as human creation and has been used from time immemorial to dispel the unfounded horrors and prejudices of human mind. Rahu and Ketu, the two nodal points of the Moon, constitute the core of Vedic astrology. Ancient Indian seers visualized the north and the south nodes of the Moon as the most interesting and mysterious planetary influences. However, Rahu and Ketu have either been ignored or misunderstood in studies of Vedic astrology. This book is an attempt to dispel the darkness that surrounds Rahu and Ketu so that they can be better understood and their importance in Vedic astrology appreciated. By no means the final word on Rahu and Ketu, this book attempts to provide readers with a practical understanding of these two nodes so that they can be placed in perspective. The book also provides the other insights, into Vedic astrology. The use of horoscopes of some prominent persons makes an understanding of Rahu and Ketu easier both for astrology enthusiasts and for other readers.

About the Author:

A full-time astrologer for over a decade, Dr. Prem Kumar Sharma has carved a niche for himself in this field. His predictions have been chronicled in leading newspapers like the Hindustan Times, the Indian Express, The Times of India, the Tribune, the Hind Samachar and the Punjab Kesari. Besides providing astrological content to the Hindustan Times on a regular basis, Dr. Sharma also answers general queries from the public everyday for the newspaper. He also contributes his weakly and birthday thoughts to the News India Group Publication based in New York. A familiar face on television, Dr. Sharma has been invited by the number of television channels including Zee, Aaj Tak, India TV and CNN for making various predictions. His online programme, the Bhavishya Darpan is telecast every week on Jain TV. He has a regular programme to his credit on India TV. Dr. Sharma has received a number of awards for his contribution to the field of astrology, including the prestigious Rashtriya Rattan Award, 2002 and the Pride of India Award, 2002 by the All India Achievers Conference.

Preface V
Introduction VII
1. The North and South Nodes in Mythology 1
2. Astronomical View of the Two Nodes 5
3. The Two Nodes and Western Astrology 9
4. Salient Features of the Moon's Nodes 12
5. The Strength of the Nodes 24
6. Aspects of the North and the South Nodes 27
7. Constellations of Rahu and Ketu 40
8. Effects of Placement of Rahu and Ketu in Different Signs 48
9. Effects of Rahu and Ketu in Different Houses (Bhavas) 57
10. Rahu, Ketu and the Navamsha Chart 65
11. Rahu, Ketu and Vimshotri Dasha 69
12. Transit of the Nodes and Predictive Astrology 80
13. Yogas Formed by the Nodes 94
14. Kaalsarpa Yoga 97
15. Eclipses and Their Effects 107
16. The Nodes and the Female Charts (Strijatakam) 116
17. Judging Compatibility (Synastry) with the Help of the Nodes 120
18. Importance of Rahu Kaal and How to Determine It 127
19. Analysis of Some Charts 130
20. Remedial Measures 141

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