Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Planets, Signs and Houses

Item Code: NAC465
Author: Dr. Shankar Adawal
Publisher: Sagar Publications
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 9788170821151
Pages: 544
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 Inch X 5.5 Inch
Weight 660 gm
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Dr Shanker Adawal, the author, is a management professional. He has over the last thirty three years worked with various prestigious corporates in India and abroad. His experience of working with L&T, Xerox, Tata, Nortel and with a leading energy major of the country, along with a Jyotishacharya from Varanasi gives him the perfect blend of intellect and logic. The son of a bureaucrat father and an educationist mother, he is a graduate in Economics (Hons), Masters in Business Economics from Delhi University, PhD in Economics and complementing his skills with software and other leadership programs from Singapore and other Countries.

Dr. Shanker Adawal

His passion has been astrology, a passion that fell his way in childhood, a zeal that he picked from his father. As a child he often saw his father a bureaucrat and an astrologer getting admiration from many eminent astrologers, which inspired him. He used to spend long hours participating in intellectual debates that his father used to have with his friends and fellow astrologers. With thousands of books in his library, free consultations through magazines, television, portals and newspapers around the globe, he continues his journey on his passion. He has been felicitated and awarded for his contribution in this field. He also has keen interest in Human Rights. He can be contacted at connectingminds@gmaiI.com

The notion that astrologers can unfold lives and reveal what waits at the next bend is a thought that comes to all and populist claims have inspired the author to come up with a series of books that will discuss the various aspects in astrology, putting together the research and findings by various groups and the experience gained during his journey. The purpose of the encyclopedia is an attempt to put a clear understanding of the process of astrology, taking into account the first basic principles and dealing with different topics. The encyclopedia which would consist of over eighteen books is intended to be brought out over a period of two years. These would cover the basics in astrology and then go on to the predictive techniques, the nadi astrology, tajik, yogas, nakshatras, rectification of birth time, vargas, dashas, mundane prashna, muhurta, remedy and other aspects of interest. The advantage of this would be that both students and those who want to pursue research can progress the understanding of this science in a systematic manner: Also the complete set will be of great value to those in India and abroad who want to understand various levels and will give them the flexibility of dwelling into the complexities in a coherent manner: With the growing interest to learn this science in various countries, the readers there will find this series of books very useful.

This is the first book in the series and is the most important. The foundation is based on the principles of basic astrology propounded by various schools of thought. The book covers signs, their impact, the planetary impact in each sign, the role of depositors, details on each planet and their relationship when in aspect and in the divisional charts as also the complexities they can pose. This book attempts at conveying that the basic importance has to be given to the planets, their placement and various relationship as a result of the same. The yogas, dasha, nakshatras etc. will be dealt in the other books that follow, but all have to be applied keeping in mind the first basic principles that are being enumerated in this book.



This is the first attempt to present “Encyclopedia on Vedic Astrology” with a view to enhancing knowledge based utility of the subject for both the students & the scholars.

Needless to mention all possible efforts have been made to consult the available literature as well as experience of the contributors has been put in so as to present the best update on the subject.

In this effort therefore, broadly speaking the effects of planets, signs & houses as result of their mutual relationship “Sambandh” resulting in the current state of affairs of life can be interpreted. In this back drop as I present this book which will be followed by other books as part of Encyclopedia which shall cover all possible aspects & tools of predictive astrology.

This book exhaustively explains about each Planet, the principles, the indicators, the impact in each sign, impact in each house and divisional charts. The endeavour is to provide an insight into the judgement of each house. The idea of having this as the first book is that people forget that the house, planet and the sign have a major impact in any prediction done. I would desire that the readers should go through this book thoroughly as the planets, signs and their relationship to our way of living is extremely important. It is also important that all interpretation of house should be done with reference to the current Desh, Kaal and Patra.

In my endeavour to bring this series of books the guiding spirit has been my father, a bureaucrat and a great astrologer of his time, Late Shri K C Saxena and the blessings of Banke Bihari.




  I. Preface vii
  II. Acknowledgements ix
1. Vedic Astrology Myth and Facts 1
  1. What is Astrology; 2. Theory of Karma; 3. The Universe; 4. Description of Planets  
2. Planets 21
  Introductory; 1. Sun; 2. Moon; 3. Mercury; 4. Venus; 5. Mars; 6. Jupiter; 7 Saturn; 8. Nodes - Rahu; 9. Nodes - Ketu; 10. Exoteric Explanation for 12 Houses; 11. Effects of Planets in Various Shavas; 12. Useful Information’s; 13. Effects of Planets - Especially in Ascendant, aspects etc.; 14. Influences of Ascendant, House, Drekkana of Navamsa; 15. Horoscopy of Woman  
3. Zodiacal Signs Described and Attributes of various Ascendant and Signs 186
  Zodiacal Signs Described and Attributes of various Ascendant and Signs 1. Aries Described, Aries Sign in Ascendant, The Pure Aries Native, Aries Ascendant - Benefic & Malefic, Karaka & Maraka, Aries Ascendant and Signs in Houses, Yogas for Aries Ascendant; 2. Taurus Described, Taurus Sign in Ascendant, The Pure Taurus Native, Taurus Ascendant - Benefic & Malefic, Karaka & Maraka, Taurus Ascendant and Signs in Houses, Yogas for Taurus Ascendant; 3. Gemini Described, Gemini Sign in Ascendant, The Pure Gemini Native, Gemini Ascendant - Benel9c & Malefic, Karaka & Maraka, Gemini Ascendant and Signs in Houses, Yogas for Gemini Ascendant; 4. Cancer Described, Cancer Sign in Ascendant, The Pure Cancer Native, Cancer Ascendant - Benefic & Malefic, Karaka & Maraka, Cancer Ascendant and Signs in Houses, Yogas for Cancer Ascendant; 5. Leo Described, Leo Sign in Ascendant, The Pure Leo Native, Leo Ascendant - Benefic & Malefic, Karaka & Maraka, Leo Ascendant and Signs in Houses, Yogas for Leo Ascendant; 6. Virgo Described, Virgo Sign in Ascendant, The Pure Virgo Native, Virgo Ascendant - Benefic & Malefic, Karaka & Maraka, Virgo Ascendant and Signs in Houses, Yogas for Virgo Ascendant; 7. Libra Described, Libra Sign in Ascendant, The Pure Libra Native, Libra Ascendant - Benefic & Malefic, Karaka & Maraka, Libra Ascendant and Signs in Houses, Yogas for Libra Ascendant; 8. Scorpio Described, Scorpio Sign in Ascendant, The Pure Scorpio Native, Scorpio Ascendant - Benefic & Malefic, Karaka & Maraka, Scorpio Ascendant and Signs in Houses, Yogas for Scorpio Ascendant; 9. Sagittarius Described, Sagittarius Sign in Ascendant, The Pure Sagittarius Native, Sagittarius Ascendant - Benefic & Malefic, Karaka & Maraka, Sagittarius Ascendant and Signs in Houses, Yogas for Sagittarius Ascendant; 10. Capricorn Described, Capricorn Sign in Ascendant, The Pure Capricorn Native, Capricorn Ascendant - Benefic & Malefic, Karaka & Maraka, Capricorn Ascendant and Signs in Houses, Yogas for Capricorn Ascendant; 11. Aquarius Described, Aquarius Sign in Ascendant, The Pure Aquarius Native, Aquarius Ascendant - Benefic & Malefic, Karaka & Maraka, Aquarius Ascendant and Signs in Houses, Yogas for Aquarius Ascendant; 12. Pisces Described, Pisces Sign in Ascendant, The Pure Pisces Native, Pisces Ascendant - Benefic & Malefic, Karaka & Maraka, Pisces Ascendant and Signs in Houses, Yogas for Pisces Ascendant  
4. Essential Principle for Judgement of Horoscopes 280
  1. Differentiation - Signs & Houses; 2. Rules to Analysis - Effects of Houses; 3. Planetary Indications; 4. Assessment of Houses; 5. Source of Income; 6. Ruling Periods; 7. Evil House, Planets & Lords; 8. Ascendant at Conception; 9. Animal Birth; 10. Delivery Room  
5. Judgement of Twelve House 309
  1. Effects of the 1st house; 2. Effects of the 2nd house; 3. Effects of the yd house; 4. Effects of the 4th house; 5. Effects of the 5th house; 6. Effects of the 6th house; 7. Effects of the 7th house; 8. Effects of the 8th house; 9. Effects of the 8th. house; 10. Effects of the 10th house; 11. Effects of the 11th house; 12. Effects of the 12th house;  

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