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Introduction : The divine science of Astrology helps us in understanding the life in a right perspective by throwing light on ‘what is in store’

for our future .It also guides us in following the right direction for a successful completion of our ‘role play’ in the present incarnation . There are many methods employed for the purpose of divining by the learned ‘Daivagnas’. Out of these, Horary Astrology has been found to be an effective one in the hands of an adept practitioner of the science. Horary Astrology is employed both independently as well as in tandem with Natal Astrology depending upon the situation. In either case, the technique of use remains to be the same. Even a horary chart cast for the time of query is analyzed as per the standard principles of natal astrology and inferences are drawn. Some specific questions on tracing a lost or stolen article including as to where the same is presently available, whether the same is retrievable or not, etc, questions on the health such as whether an hospitalized person would recover from the problem and return home or not, etc, success or failure of a venture, Birth of children including its sex and timing, Tracing unknown horoscopes ,and so many other important issues like longevity, Marriage, Hidden treasures, return of a person on travel, etc., etc. are effectively answered through Horary Astrology for which some special horary techniques are also employed. In cases where no natal chart is available the prediction is made based on the observations in horary chart itself with a very high percentage of accuracy in prediction. However, if natal chart is available, the natal tendencies are also counter checked and then predictions are made. Many other details such as Dasa/ Bhukthi, disposition of planets, their strengths, indications through divisional charts , etc., are also fruitfully employed in analysis of both Horary and natal charts .There are many standard texts available on Horary Astrology such as Krishneeyam, Shatpanchashika, Marga, Prashna Gnaana, Daivagna Deepika, Vallabha, Aarya Prashna JinendraMaala, Pragnyaana sapthasathi,

Meena) counting starts from 5th from where the planet is posited. Vrishchika. Thula. In Horary Astrology . Kataka.. in fixed sign ( Vrishabha. Kanya.Prashna Vidya. Method III: For the planet/ lagna whose navamsa sign is to be determined. This article deals with the application of one of the two most often used divisional charts in Horary Astrology i. Navamsa is extensively used in answering queries related to almost all matters right from finding the very purpose of the querist’s visit in ‘Mooka prasna’ to knowing the lost/ stolen article. although it is generally said to signify married life. Dhanus) counting starts from Mesha. There are three methods of casting the navamsa chart as follows . Thula. Usually. in earthy sign ( Vrishabha. etc. The remainder gives the sign where the planet/lagna will be posited in the Navamsachart. Navamsa is the most important divisional chart which is considered to be a supplementary birth chart in itself. Simha. Vrischika. Multiply the no. Method II : For a planet/lagna posited in a Movable sign (Mesha. . Makara)counting starts from the sign itself. Kumbha)counting starts from 9 th and in dual sign (Mithuna. Dhanus. in Airy sign (Mithuna. Simha. navamsha ( the other being Drekkana ) as dealt with in these classics The Navamsa chart: Each zodiacal sign of 30 is divided in to 9 parts of 3 20’each. Divide the sum by 12 . Kanya. of completed signs by 9 and add the running Navamsa Division to it. Makara) counting starts from Makara. In natal Astrology . Kumbha) counting starts from Thula and in waterysign ( Kataka.Method I : For a planet/lagna posited in a fiery sign ( Mesha. none of the learned astrologers venture in to prediction without consulting the navamsa chart. In natal Astrology. Meena) counting starts from Kataka.e. it inter alia reveals the strength and weaknesses of planets as well as the periods of stresses or strains in life. nature of spouse and other marital aspects.

As regards the thief.nature of rebirth. The influence of natural benefics like Guru. etc. the nature of planets influencing these navamsas are also takenin to account . wide or expensive areas of concern. etc while that of natural maleficsindicate cheaper . return of a traveler. b) Query related to lost/stolen articles: The above chart itself is very useful in knowing the nature of any lost or stolenarticle . the lagna and lagna navamsa are to be noted and decided asfollows:i)If the lagna or lagna . A few of these applications are discussed below In actual prediction.smaller or less expensive ones. sukra indicates the involvementof high cost.

born of low birth) &iii)Posited in enemy’s house.If the Planet occupying the lagna or lagna navamsa happens to be – i)In own house/ Exalted . then the article must have been stolen by a close relative of thequerist or it may be misplaced by the querist himself. then the rebirth is in hell. the thief is an outsider andiii)If it is a dual sign .ii)Debilitated /weak . . Lagna Navamsa and the planets occupying them in theHorary chart.Navamsa is a fixed one or if the lagna Navamsa isvargottama.The stolen article has been taken as many yojanas as the navamsa lagna is distantfrom the first navamsa of in the first half and from the central navamsa in the second half of the lagna. the thief cannot be identified. c) Knowing the nature of rebirth : The nature of rebirth of a deceased person is to bededuced from the nature of Lagna. then the rebirth is in Devaloka (Heaven). then the rebirth is as a’Chandala’ (an outcast or a lowest &most despised person.ii)If it is a movable sign .