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The story of your life

By Kshitij Sharma, August 31, 2005

Your birth chart is the story of your life. Each house in this birth chart describes a portion of this story. It tells about your own self, family, spouse, work/vocation, children and most importantly – artha, dharma, kama, and moksha.Houses in a horoscopes are areas of influence. To take examples from a typical Indian movie – these are like plot and sub-plots with planets acting like good guys and planets acting like bad guys. Good guys make thing happen, bad guys bring despair.
Though very very easily said than done, the entire trick in astrology is:
  1. Understanding the plot well,
  2. Finding out which planets play a part in this plot,
  3. Deciding who is a good guy and who is a bad guy,
  4. Finding out how strongly these planets influence the plot and
  5. Most importantly, when each of the characters would come into play – i.e. exert their influence. This is nothing but predicting the future.
Benefic planets (e.g. Venus, Jupiter) are good guys by default. Similarly planets like Saturn, Rahu are always inclined to do bad. Some planets like Moon, Mercury are gullible. Mars and Sun make for heros with an angry young man attitude. The lord of a house is the hero of the plot. It would always do good, even if it is a bad guy for the rest of the story. Somewhat like a villain who does good comedy, but is evil nonetheless. Planets which are friendly to the lord are naturally on its side. Planets which are lord of 6th, 8th or 12th house from the house in question are no good.
The strength of these characters matters. Our hero, who we expect to do good, may be in distress. It may be surrounded by, overpowered by evil. It may not deliver when its chance comes. In other situation, a bad guy reformed by angels like Jupiter may do much less harm than if it were acting alone.
Sometimes, these planets team up and create yogas. Their combined energy is at times so powerful that it pretty much takes the plot away from the rest of the players. The individual, with such combination, is said to be under influence of such a yoga. Good planets give power – raj yoga, wealth – dhana yoga, name/fame – mahapurusha yoga. Bad guys can also gang up and hijack the plot causing daridra yoga, daruna yoga (combinations for poverty) etc.
Where is differs from a movie is that we, as individuals, are not captive audiences. We can take part in this play and influence it. That we are masters of our own destiny is not empty talk. If we feel that there is a problem, we can act to rectify it, or control it. We may not be able to change the plot altogether, but we can definitely give a direction to it.
I could have gone on and on and on, but I have run out of smilies and metaphors 🙂 I will leave you at this point with your thoughts and hope you will get back to me if you can think of something else to add here. Till then, take very good care of yourself.


  • Comment by Anonymous on September 15, 2005 at 10:36 am

    Hi Kshitij,

    Nice way to summarize the vedic natal chart interpretation. Perhaps this is why chart interpretation is as hard as creative writing.

    Keep up the good work,

  • Comment by JP on October 31, 2005 at 12:15 am

    That was a fantastic way of explaining the story! I have generated some birth charts using your website and thanks for the great job!

  • Comment by Anonymous on November 4, 2005 at 2:41 am

    Hi Kshitij,

    i am in United states and have been spending last few days to learn about this indian vedic astrology. The reason being a personal dilemma of my janam kundali match with the person i want to marry. Even though i dont think it makes sense to make relationships based on this kundali-matching. But his parents were insisting on doing so and the tevas didn’t match.. Now there is a big mess and i am so desparate for answers like if our kundali match was really bad or could be resolved. Is it possible for u to help me with that. IF you can, I would appreciate this help forever (literally). Please email me at and i could send you our birth details etc.

    Again i will really really appreciate any advice.

  • Comment by Anonymous on March 10, 2006 at 12:58 pm

    hi Kshitiji,

    u have changed ur site. I am unable to go through the site. please send me the site on my id

    i have some questions 2 ask u please say me the right procedure to ask queries.
    i am very happy with ur site.

  • Comment by Anonymous on March 13, 2006 at 12:42 pm

    Hi Kshitiji,

    I am sending My birth details.Please can u say my fortune. My parents are much worried about me because my marriage is not being settled any where. DOB -07-02-1977 TIME- 23:45
    Please help me out with this problem.Please reply as fast as possible.
    Thank u in advance.

  • Comment by aishu on July 25, 2006 at 12:01 am

    That was a nice story. Could you elaborate how these yogas are formed?
    How are these good and bad yogas go to people.If it is from our past karmas, then how can we know what is due to be done by us.

    I have come to know that when our bad time comes, the past life curses and bad deeds haunt us and destroy us.Cant we avoid it before such time? Is it possible to do away with such past life paap with poojas?

  • Comment by Anonymous on August 22, 2006 at 10:11 am

    How do I learn how to predict?

  • Comment by Ram on March 6, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    Dear Sir,

    my daughter (Nivedhitha) was born on 26,03.2001 at 10.57 Am at Bolzano, North Italy. According to her birth chart Rahu is at the Lagna and Ketu is at 7th place. Both of them are not good is it? Because i rahu is a papagraha and lagna is a very imp. place which says about your character and 7th place is marriage and while ketu another papagraha is here may be her marital life will not be that good. Can you please clarify these doubt. thank you in advance.

  • Comment by Gorur N. Swamy on March 9, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Dear Sir
    I give below the birth details of a girl, the birth chart is very ordinary according to me. the education should be mediocre, but she is brilliant and a toper in medicine. I would like to fully analyse the chart as to why is highly qualified and placed well in life getting a handsome husband and a son who are also highly inteligent. dob 3 3 1973, India, la 12 degree N lon 76 E birth time 17.20 hours.
    N. Swamy

  • Comment by b on November 29, 2007 at 12:52 am

    Hello Sir

    can you pleaseee analyse my sisters cart,
    dob nov 20 1982 birth time :11.20 am

    Thanks a lot

  • Comment by Tammi on July 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I was born in the USA August 7th, 1962 at 1:00 Am longitude 70W13 lattitude 44N6. I have had an interest in western astrology for many years now. I have read alot different books I am by no means an astroligist. I have been looking into Vedic astrology lately because I am curious if it is better then western astrology. I realize my sun sign changes with Vedic astrology something that I will have to get used to. I am having many problems in my life and would like some better answers then I get from western astology. I really liked the story that you have. Could you please do a chart reading for me and offer some help with my problems with career and personnel life. I would really appreciate it.

  • Comment by Tammi on July 27, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Sorry I put the wrong email address before. My birth data is August 7th, 1962, at 1:00Am, Longitude 70W13 Lattitude 44N6, Daylight savings time. I have been study western astrology for several years. I have read several books on it. Lately I have been interested in Vedic astrology. I really like the story you have written here. I have had a lot of problems in my life and was hoping you could analyze my chart for me and give me some advise on my Career, Financial and Personnel life. I really would appreciate it. Thank you

  • Comment by Muhammad Ali on February 14, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    i want to know about mr carear, u can help me. My business is going slow i want to know about myb future

  • Comment by narinder sharma on August 15, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Respected sir,
    My son is born on 7-aug-1993 time 7.45 a.m place of birth Una,H.P india. Presently in Toronto,Canada.

    My concern is if he can be a doctor (medicine). He is interested in science and so far doing exceptionally well. my fear is position of ketu in 10th house. Kindly guide. I will be grateful for your help.
    Narinder sharma
    Toronto, Canada

  • Comment by jincy on June 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Can u plz calculate n let me know when I vl get married and what r my chances to become an I.A.S. My details are d.o.b 23 December 1986, time 7.30am place of birth bansur, rajasthan, India

  • Comment by Sugyani on March 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Can you pls calculate and let me know that when i will get a govt job ?
    My details are born in 22nd july 1991 , 1.21pm
    Berhampur , odisha , India

  • Comment by MAHESHA P on July 6, 2018 at 10:24 am

    D.o.b 23.09.1986. Time. 5.20 am
    date of place. Bangalore Karnataka state India
    About my carrier life and personal life

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