I am not being pretentious by keeping the title of my post same as the name of books by Dr. B.V. Raman on subject of astrology. I think it was necessary given the reaction to some of the posts on the yoga category. Anand observed in one of the comments to the post – Good Results by Rahu and Ketu that
… what Kshitij has done is to merely state combinations that are found in the classical astrological texts. A verbatim application to charts is dangerous …
This is a very important point. This observation is valid for not just these planets Rahu and Ketu, but other planets as well, be it Jupiter operating under one of the Pancha Mahapurusha yoga, Mercury under Budhaditya yoga etc. This post is not meant to be a disclaimer, but please do take some precautions when trying to follow principles of astrology as mentioned in astrological texts.
A post, a website or even an entire book is not sufficient to tell readers how to judge a horoscope. I would recommend everyone to get hold of the two volumes of Dr. Raman’s aforementioned book and “Astrology of the seers” by Dr. David Frawley. Both these books are readily available in any of the leading stores throughout India. The principles in these books should be applied to all Yogas and placement of planets in various houses.
Taking an example of the Rahu/Ketu post, what I did not intentionally do was to tabulate results of both these planets in various houses in different signs, e.g., what would happen if Ketu were to be in 11th or 12th house in Aries or Taurus etc. Even if I were to do that, the results could be modified if there were other planets in the chart affecting these houses or if the lord/house in question or ascendant and its lord were to be extremely weak or extremely strong. And that is exactly the reason why I cannot take some of these principles and yogas and blindly integrate with the birth chart generation applet on this site.
Finally, the earlier post was meant to be on good results by Rahu and Ketu :-). These lunar nodes are always 180 from each other and good results by one often come with side effects from the other.