Reference Books on Vedic Astrology

April 27th, 2008

Art of Prediction

Name of the book Art of Prediction
Author J N Bhasin
Publisher Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India
Amazon Link Art of Prediction

I have read “Art of Prediction” from beginning to end multiple times and after each reading I have come across an as yet undiscovered trait for myself that helps me improve my understanding on the subject of astrology.

The assumption in this book is that the reader is already familiar with the basics of astrology and understands the various qualities and traits of planets, houses of the horoscope and signs like Aries, Taurus etc. Perhaps Mr. Bhasin intended this book to be read immediately after his book on “Astro Sutras”. That is probably the reason why the author does not talk about the basics and directly proceeds to introducing the harder, difficult to grasp concepts of astrology e.g. retrogression, medical astrology, combinations or yogas for foreign travel, making money etc. directly in the first chapter.

As with the other book, my complaint with the author about the (dis)organization of the book remains. You can feel the jump between various topics covered in a chapter and a topic being covered in multiple chapters. Also, there was no need for a chapter on how to calculate a birth chart in such an advanced book and accord much less importance and detailed treatment that it rightly deserves.

In spite of the complaint(s), there is little or no doubt in my mind that Mr. Bhasin is a great astrologer and a learned person because one cannot come up with such subject matter in vacuum. Both of the books that I have mentioned here are extremely faithful to the ancient works on astrology and there are frequent references to other texts – as an example, while explaining that second house in a horoscope is very relevant for marriage, a line that a lot of astrologers do not take, the author diligently quotes for a shloka in Savartha Chintamani. This proves the depth of knowledge the author possesses on this subject. Factors like lack of organization of subject matter in books are superficial in comparison.

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27 Responses to “Art of Prediction”

amarendra Says:
May 19th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

hi sir

iam not settled till now my age is 33 iam married
but iam in a confused job which field to take.

my details are:
tob:4:32 PM
place of birth:guntur

amarendra Says:
May 19th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

hi sir

iam not settled till now my age is 33 iam married
but iam in a confused job which field to take.

my details are:
tob:4:32 PM

I Will be very happy if can give a solution to me.

Manish Shaw Says:
September 10th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I’m interested in Astrology but and want to know for a laymen which book should I start with and where can I get it?
Question: I’m expecting a promotion this year. Will it happen?
DOB: 15th April, 1980
POB: Kolkata, India
TOB: 9:30AM
Please answer.

Melvin Peries Says:
September 1st, 2010 at 12:36 am

I am aware that Mr J N Bhasin is no more with us on this earth. His books and teachings are now of greater value to me.

Melvin Peries Says:
August 24th, 2010 at 12:49 am

Dear Group Friends in Asstrology:
Can you please send me Mr Bhasin’s, address in India,
as I want to do advanced studies under him, if possible. (or his email address)
I am retired, living in the UK, and indian astrology is a subject I have much interest in. Shall appreciate some names and addresses/schools in Delhi or India where I can further my education in advanced astrological studies.
Thank you.
Melvin Peries

netin Says:
May 31st, 2010 at 12:00 am

Hello sir,

Kindly help me with some confusions, about my future.

Details :
Date of birth : 29.12.1978
time : 07: 05 a.m.
place : gondia (maharashtra)

still i am dependent on my father,and confused in which field i should opt for.please advice.
I am always remain worried and confused about my future.thanks


Rajasekhar Says:
April 10th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

My birth details are as below.

Date Of birth:3rd May, 1963;
Time of birth : 12:28PM;
Place of birth : Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Please tell my financial future with good timings.

With regards

Ashfaque Khan Says:
February 12th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

My name is Ashfaque Khan
Date of birth: 7th november 1978
Place of Birth: Mumbai
Time of Birth: 1.45 a.m
I want to know my future. will i will be successful in sharmerket? if yes? then what kind of share i should buy? IT, METAL, RETAIL. WHAT WILL SUIT ACCORDING TO MY HOROSCOPE. In My horoscope, I am born in leo lagna, lord of lagna Sun is in third house along with venus (lord of 10th house) bue Venus is combust. there is no planet in 10th house. saturn aspect 10th house from lagna, mars & mercurcy are in fouth house. Please reply

Madhan Mohan Says:
January 28th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Hello Sir,
Please kindly advice me how is my career & Marriage Life.
Here i am providing my birth details

Pob=Jammalamadugu,Kadapa district,Andhra pradesh
Tob=1.55 A.m

Best Regards

revathi Says:
January 27th, 2010 at 10:10 am

MY Brother Date of Birth is 01.10.1970.Place of birth Guntur (Andhra Pradesh). Time of Birth 7.30am. He is a graduate and not settled very well. He worked Maximum over all 5 years after his graduation till date. Not doing any job.When he was working at that time parents forced him to get married but he did not shown any interest in marriage and rejected my parents appeal. Recently one saint adviced him to get marry so that his future will be good. My parents are more worried about his future. My father is completely depended on his pension and no other assets. Our main worry is whether he will get a stable job? Will he shine in Business?Will he get married? How is his life in the coming days. We would be very grateful to you sir if u kindly guide us.He is the only son to my parents. U can understand the feelings of my parents in this situation. Thanks a lot.Eagerly waiting for u r reply thro my mail ID

Gulshan Nagpl Says:
January 9th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Great Sir,

My Name is gulshan nagpal.
D.O.B. 27th April 1973.
TIME : 03:48A.M.
BIRTH PALCE : Central Delhi.

Devki Says:
December 17th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Fantastic all the doubts regarding astrology cleared

Devki Says:
December 17th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

My date of birth is 23/04/1971
Time 08.40am Place Kolkatta
Kindly let me know if i wl get remarried again and when

kawalpreet singh Says:
November 13th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

my name is kawalpreet singh
dob 30 sept 1985, 6:20 am
dop ludhiana ,punjab
kindly tell me abt my future, i think something going wrong….

Ganesan Says:
November 2nd, 2009 at 8:23 pm

I am totally worried about my marriage…… i am not having any luck to make money in the present business…… i am in stock market….. I loss very terrible….. this has caused a bad damaged to my financial state….

Please predict my future…….. will get married….. i have a younger brother is 27…. he too waiting for his turn for marriage…… my positions in my family is a problem for all……

should i leave my younger brother to get married first…. or will i get married…….. when….

My details :-

Name : – R. Ganesan
DOB :- 1 March 1981
Time :- 1-45 Am
Place :- Madurai

Please tell me the truth…… i dont mind to leave chance to my younger brother…… i realize that i dont have any luck….

With regards,

Rajeev Says:
November 1st, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Career: When will I get a good job & what area (job title)
and career growth/transformation for me ?
when i will be able to make my own hose and own a luxurious car
d.o.b 28-07-75
t.o.b 15:09
p.o.b mumbai

October 8th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

when will i get married?
my DOB: 14/06/1986
time: 7:30 am

ganesan Says:
July 8th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Born on 29.07.1962 at 7.13 am at pondicherry. Can u advise me whether my planetary positions are possitive as I would like to start my Phototgraphy business. My wife D.O.B is 16.11.1972,1705 hrs. born at vellore (tamil nadu). My girl child DOB is 29.10.03 at 9.22 hrs. at Nanganallur,tamilnadu,chennau

July 8th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

i am interested in buying this book

Manoj C Says:
June 27th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

DOB 14.01.1968, Bhopal, Mithuna rashi, Kanya lagna

i would like to know my future and general prediction

santu sarkar Says:
May 24th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

date of birth 23-07-1976
time – 21.35 pm
place – Calcutta (India)
want to know about next plan

sreenivasa sharma Says:
May 8th, 2009 at 11:39 am

bhasin is a rare gifted openminded author.
he struggled very much to learn the astrology. he know the pain he faced learning secreat meticulous insight in it. but his openness is he has written several books to share his knowledge. it is a treasure in any astrologers arsenel. complicated astrology becomes easy and divine reading his books
instead of several comment we read his books as astro poetry

Sar Archchi Says:
March 27th, 2009 at 12:28 am

Date : 10/14/1948 (mm-dd-yyyy)
Time of Birth : 23:07 hrs (Zone: 5:30 IST)
Place (Latitude : 5.55 N, Longitude: 80.32 E)

Questions :

Career: When will I get a job & what area (job title)
and career growth/transformation for me ?


jagjit singh bains Says:
January 25th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

the books written by sh bhasin are a great tresure
i m would 2 have list of books written by him
it will be greate help 4 me
jagjit s bains

Priti Says:
August 12th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

My details are:
name:Priti Dinkar Surwase
DOB:14 Nov,1983

Please can you predict my future…
like..when my marrige will happened?how will be my married life??are there any chances to go abroad???

I am giving details of my sister also
Name: Parvati Surwase
DOB:1 FEB,1982
place :Solapur

Plz tell us when her marrige will happened and how will be her married life..
Plz reply,

gagan bajaj Says:
July 6th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

hi sir,
i have read the art of prediction i have been always greatful to shri j.n bhasin for writing such great books which are very logical after reading him i started to take interst in astrology and still learning

May 20th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

hi i was born on 2nd octobar 1985 i would like to know my future

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