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First Reads on Astrology

By Kshitij Sharma, May 21, 2012

There were couple of posts asking for how to start learning Astrology. Please refer to the list below. I have tried to review each of these books in the reference book section and you can look up the publisher information.

Beginner: For beginners, I would suggest to go through the books in the order given below. Once you have gone through the list, you could move to the reference book section and then so on.

  1. Astronomy and Mathematical Astrology
  2. The Astrology of the Seers
  3. Uttara Kalamrita
  4. Art of Prediction
  5. Important Planetary Combinations (चुने हुए ज्योतिष योग)
  6. Astro Sutras
  7. How to Judge a Horoscope (Volume I and II)
  8. Esoteric Principles of Vedic Astrology

Reference Books – Used frequently

  • Jataka Parijata
  • Brihat Jatakam
  • Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra


  • Chamatkar Chintamani
  • Dashaphal Darpan
  • Notable Horoscopes
  • Three Hundred Important Combinations

Special Topics

  • Gems and Astrology
  • Graha and Bhava Balas
  • Ashtakavarga System of Prediction
  • Medical Astrology, a Rational Approach
  • Muhurta (Electional Astrology)
  • The Nakshatras, The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology
  • The Stars and Your Profession
  • Determining Profession and ups and downs in career
  • Analyzing Horoscope through Modern Techniques
  • Mahadeva’s Jataka Tatva
  • The Art of Matching Charts
  • Marriage Matching Astrologically
  • Varshaphal – Hindu Progressed Horoscope


  • Comment by SRINIVAS on October 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Dear sir,
    my date of birth is 29-081966 early hours of bargarh dt in wife dt of birth is9-2-1967 EARLY HRS OF THURS DAY can we construct a new house if yes in which year.what would be our fin.position.

  • Comment by chandan das on August 15, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Dear sir,I have Saturn in my tenth house and heard it is bad but I hav purchased a land in my name and even got is registered n also booked a flat but now facing problems,my dob is 9/9/1974 Pliz suggest a remedy:

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