Planets are positioned in different Rasis (signs) and Bhavas (houses) with respect to a particular ascendant at the particular time of birth. Accordingly, each planet is subjected to many influences as per its placement in a particular rasi and bhava with respect to the placement of other planets. As such, the benefic and malefic tendencies of each planet differ in each horoscope. For example, the benefic or malefic tendency of a planet may 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. Each of these placements, aspects, associations are not of equal importance and each bhava is also subjected to influence of different planets.
In this book, a methodology is given to evolve the benefic and malefic percentage of a planet and bhavas in a horoscope considering all the influences that they would be subjected to along with suitable weightages for each type of influence. The predictions of all planets as per their benefic or malefic tendencies with respect to their placement in different rasis and bhavas are emumerated separately under different topics of body, health, temperament and personality, wealth, courage, education, houses and landed property, happiness, children, diseases, enemies, debts, marriage and marital relationship, longevity, prosperity, professions, gains and income, losses and expenditure.
Planets are subjected to different influences in a horoscope and they are analysed scientifically giving suitable weightages for every condition to arrive at the benefic and malefic percentage of each planet. Similarly bhavas are analysed. Based on these benefic & malefic percentage analysis of planets & bhavas, broad life and yearly predictions can be given. The whole scheme is computerised.
Shri P.V.R. Rayudu, B.E., M. Tech., a former Senior Scientist and Deputy Director of Defece Research Laboratory of Govt. of India, has been studying, researching and practising Hindu Astrology for the last three decades. He gave lectures in the conferences of the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA), Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in USA and at Maharshi University of management in Holland. His book how to Read a Horoscope: A Scientific Model of Prediction Based on Benefic and Malefic Analysis of Planets and Bhavas as per Hindu Astrology was published in 1997 by M/s. Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Delhi, India. His articles were published in Indian and AFA magazine. He is a member of AFA. He was awarded "Divagna Ratna" and "Jyotisha Ardhakulu" by Star Astrological Research Centre, Hyderabad.