Astrology is an ancient Indian science which explains planetary motions and positions with respect to time and their effect on humans and other entities on earth. astrology was only based on the movement of planets with respect to stars, but later on it started including zodiac signs as well. According to astrology there are 27 constellations made up of 12 zodiac signs, 9 planets and 12 houses with each house and planet representing some aspect of human life.
TYPES OF ASTROLOGY
Astrology has three main branches:
★ Siddhanta (Astronomy): Astronomy & its application to astrology
★ Samhita (Mundane astrology): Covers Mundane astrology, predicting important events related to countries such as war, earth quakes, political events, astro - meteorology, financial positions, electional astrology; house & construction related matters (Vaastu Shaastra), animals, portents & omens etc.
★ Hora (Predictive astrology):
☑ Jaatak Shaastra / Hora Shaastra (Natal Astrology / horoscopy): Prediction based on individual horoscope.
☑ Muhurt or Muhurtha (Electional astrology): Selection of beneficial time to initiate an activity to get maximum fruition from the life activities.
☑ Swar Shaastra (Phonetical astrology): Predictions based on name & sounds.
☑ Prashna (Horary astrology): Predictions based on time when a question is asked by querent / querist.
☑ Ankjyotisha / Kabala (Numerology): A branch of astrology based on numbers.
☑ Nadi Astrology: An ancient treatise having detailed predictions for individuals.
☑ Tajik Shaastra / Varsha Phal (Annual Horoscopy): Astrology based on annual solar returns.
☑ Jaimini Sutras: A non-conventional method of timing of events based on Famous Indian astrologer, Acharya Jaimini.
☑ Nastjaatakam (Lost Horoscopy): Art of tracing / construction of lost horoscopes.
☑ Streejaatak (female astrology): A special branch of astrology dealing with female nativities.