ASTROLOGYPREDICTIVE TOOLS FOR ACCURACYASTROLOGY - TERMINOLOGY IN SYSTEMS’ APPROACHThese are excerpts from my book, Self Learning Course in Astrology.If you are fed up with confusions, inconsistencies, contradictions andinterpolations in the classical literature on Vedic Astrology, you are welcome tolearn predictive techniques for universal application of principles.NATAL CHART
Natal chart or radical chart or horoscope or natal positions are the positions of theascendant and planets in various signs as noted for the time of the birth. Natal positions, therefore, are fixed. The planetary positions noted with reference to a particular chart for subsequent periods are known as transits or transit positions. Thetransits have been further elaborated in Chapter 8.
Conjunction is the apparent coincidence or proximity of two or more celestial objectsas viewed from the earth. The conjunction can be exact or close. If the difference inlongitudes happens to be less than one degree, the resulting conjunction is known asan exact conjunction. If the difference in longitudes is within five degrees, the sameis known as a close conjunction.
The aspects are partial and full. In the Vedic system of Astrology, we are concernedwith only full aspects. Each planet is believed to aspect fully the seventh house,reckoned from the placement of the former.In addition to this i.e. the seventh aspect, planets posited outside the orbit of the earthas well as Rahu and Ketu have additional special full aspects as under:
Saturn aspects third and tenth houses from its location.
Mars aspects fourth and eighth houses from its location.
Jupiter, Rahu and Ketu aspect fifth and ninth houses from their location.