Astrology can be considered a useful branch of knowledge only if its concepts and principles could be applied to assess the personality and life of a person and to look into the years ahead to tell him as to what is in store for him. An attempt has been made in this work to clarify the concepts with regard to the Signs, Planets, and Houses in simple and readable language. These are the building blocks of the foundation on which an edifice of sound analytical knowledge of predictive astrology may rest. What each of these factors represents, what its characteristics are and what the postulates and rules are relating to each of them have been clearly enunciated. Further the results and effects of interaction of these factors have also been brought out in sufficient detail. To keep the bulk of the work within limits, generally definitions and commonly known or found facts have been dispensed with. Thus, this is not a primer. It is meant for a person who, having found the subject interesting and obtained its elementary knowledge, wishes to delve deeper in it in a systematic manner.
The Signs, Houses and Planets are the three basic factors which need to be understood clearly for developing successful predictive ability. In PREDCTIVE ASTROLOGY--AN INSIGHT, rules and facts pertaining to each of these factors have been given and the effect of one factor on the other has been analysed in a very comprehensible and instructive manner. For timing the events in the life of a person correctly, the Vimshottari Dasa System has been rationalised to fit the calendar in vogue and details of supportive transit indications have also been given. This book is a manual of practical astrology designed to enable the reader to handle queries relating to various facets of everyday life successfully.
D.S. MATHUR is a member of the Indian Administrative Service since 1971. He holds master's degrees in Mathematics and Modern Indian History from the University of Allahabad. He has also pursued studies at the University of Birmingham, U.K. He has traveled widely in Europe and South East Asia. He has a deep and abiding interest in the culture and history of our country and has made a comprehensive study of astrological literature.