By KalidasaEnglish TranslationBy Panditabushana V. SUBRAHMANYA SASTRI B.A., Asst. Secretary to the Government of Mysore (Retd.)andTranslator of “BRIHAT JATAKA”, “JATAKAPARIJATA”,“PHALADEEPIKA” and “SRIPATIPADDHATI.”Published by B. Soobbiah & Sons 1939
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The present is one more addition to the existing literature pertaining to the great and celestialscience of Astrology. Many ordinary incidents in life which we pass by and notice not, as well asthe phenomena of nature, are easily explained with reference to Astrology. There have beenindications of it in the works which I have previously translated, viz., Brihat Jataka, Jatakaparijata,Sripati paddhati and Phaladeepika, works by the giants of Astrology. As an instance of theinfluence of the phenomena of nature on human life reference may be made to the rainbowcaused by the refraction of the Sun’s ravs through a watery prism consisting of particles of rainwater. The rainbow is produced of a morning or of an evening, ie when the Sun is at the Lagna or the Astha Lagna. Then, when the Sun is at the Lagna or the Rising Sign or the Ascendant, theseventh house is encircled by beautiful circles of the seven variegated colours on a watery plane.Even so, the Rising Sign is encircled by circles of like nature, when the Sun is posited in the 7thhouse. The Lagna represents the native, while the seventh house denotes the partner of thenative. The life of the native will be happy, cordial and jovial of there be a sympathetic, loving andunderstanding support from the partner. The seven colours of the rainbow represent the seven