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Astronomy and Mathematical Astrology

By Kshitij Sharma,
Published: April 13, 2008, Last Updated: April 30, 2014

Name of the book Astronomy and Mathematical Astrology
Author Deepak Kapoor
Publisher Vineeta Kapoor
Amazon Link Astronomy and mathematical astrology (Vedic astrology series)

Astronomy and Mathematical Astrology was the first book on astrology that I purchased. Correspondingly, I consider Deepak Kapoor to be my first guru on this subject.

The book starts with a general explanation of astronomy. These chapters present modern theory of astronomy, e.g. planets and how they revolve around Sun in the solar system, Kepler’s laws of planetary motions etc. These can be given a miss if one remembers the course work in Science and Physics during middle and high school. Still, the explanation is not out of place in this book where it helps to set the correct context and provides you with a quick refresher course if you need it.

It is important for any student of astrology to understand existence of Ayanmsha correction, Sayana and Niryana Systems and what westerners call First Point of Aries and how it is related to and yet different from Uttarayana that Indians have been following for centuries. The books explains these concepts in a simple language with a lot of illustrations and the subject matter is well organized. It also explains about existence and mathematics behind Rahu/Ketu, solar and lunar eclipses and most importantly retrogression.

I learnt how to prepare a horoscope from this book by referring to an ephemeris and learnt how to calculate ascendant, MC and degrees of the planets by taking all variables into account. There are quite a few Vedic Astrology and Janma Kundali softwares, free and paid, available on the internet (including my own), that can prepare a horoscope from date, place and time of birth. These janma kunali softwares make the job of an astrologer quite easy, but it still is good to understand the basic principles. The book itself does not provide the ascendant/MC calculations and the ephemeris, for that you have to purchase other books – these are available separately in leading book stores. I purchased these copies for myself in Gangaram’s on MG Road in Bangalore.

In a separate chapter, this book explains how to calculate Vimshottari Dasha values by calculating balance of dasha at birth from longitude of Moon. It also helps understand divisional charts (navamsha, dashamsha etc.), panchanga (tithi, vaar, nakshatra, yoga and karana) and finally graha and bhav balas, i.e. strength of planets and houses in a horoscope.


  • Comment by S C Purandare on April 17, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Where can I buy book on Mathematical Astrology by Mr.Deepak Kapoor?

  • Comment by S C Purandare on May 7, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    No reply received till date.
    Can the author himself oblige?

  • Comment by Vivek on July 16, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    This is an excellent book which explains the concepts of mathematical astrology very clearly. It is useful as a foundation on which the edifice of astrology can be built.
    The book can be obtained from
    M/s Ranjan Publications
    16 Ansari Road

  • Comment by POOJA on July 28, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    you can also obtain this book from the bookstore in the basement of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, K.G.Marg, Near Connaught Place, New Delhi.

  • Comment by ashmi on August 2, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    guruji, how to find out if love marriage is possible or not?

  • Comment by Haydn Bold on August 9, 2008 at 4:26 am

    9th Aug,o8.
    Amazon advises this book not available.
    Any indication how I can get a copy.
    I reside in Australia.

    Many Thanks.

  • Comment by Dipak on October 28, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    about love,mairage and future in outside of the country

  • Comment by Chetna on October 31, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    DOB 27 feb 1977 / 23:40 / Delhi
    Facing delay in marriage, Pls suggest remedy for early marriage

  • Comment by Chetna on October 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Need contact details for Astrologer Deepak Kapoor

  • Comment by Rama on November 24, 2008 at 7:38 am

    I tried a lot for this book in Mumbai and Pune. But I could not find this book. I have requested to put an order for this book in many of the famous book stores in the above cities. I got reply saying that the book is out of print.

    I want a copy of this book. Can any one help me in this regard.

    Any help related to this is highly appriciated.


  • Comment by lakshminarayanareddy.padiri on March 4, 2009 at 11:47 am

    i want to know my fate

  • Comment by Lakshmana murthy on April 2, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Is my life success ful with marriage or without marriage

  • Comment by Raj on April 10, 2009 at 2:34 am

    To order these books online, please send an email giving details of the language and number of copies to, and we will get back to you with the details of pricing and delivery.

  • Comment by ajaz on September 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    i read the was very nice.

  • Comment by Kshitij Sharma on May 3, 2012 at 9:55 am

    If you search for “Deepak Kapoor Astrologer” in Google, it will take you to this link:

    The site says that the book is available if you order online. Astronomy & Mathematical Astrology (English) is available for INR270.00

  • Comment by bisaj on November 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    my son is born in 26th sept.2009 in 12.05 pm(afternoon)in tumkur please tell her rashi nakshatra,how is her future life ,education and all

  • Comment by mak on November 23, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    You said there were other books you referred to,to learn how to create a horoscope chart. I want to write my own program.Can you tell me which were the other books that you referred to?

  • Comment by Deepak Rohilla on September 14, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    please tell my job future & which stone suit me

    DOB 17-02-1983 & time 12.20 night
    Place -delhi

  • Comment by Raveendran Nair on January 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    You will get the book with in the book stall of Bharatiya Vidya bhavan New Delhi or with Dehathi Pustak Bhandar,Chandni chowk.

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