Jaimini Astrology - 7 Step Method
Originally written for Journal of Astrology and syndicated to other websites
It has been
customary at the end of an astrological debate, actually a quarrel (these days about Jaimini dashas) --
astrologers come away claiming victory. Starting with a Sanskrit shloka or sutra, a
fatuous rhetorical war path, they end up abusing each other. I have seen it so often, astrologers using very
offensive language and uttering arrant nonsense. They spout ill-informed academic poison. They cannot overcome
their obsessions. Involved in such quarrels, you find yourself between a precipitous rock and a deep sea.
offends them. I asked them how they can claim to know Jaimini astrology without using Karakas. I have said that
it is original research, not available anywhere else except in my two deeply researched books on Chara Dasha and
Mandook Dasha which I tested and rested before writing them. To say that you know and do Jaimini astrology without using Karakas is
like saying that you do Parashari without using seven grahas (leaving out Rahu and Ketu).
astrology is epic in scale, mythic in symbolism and operates through subtlest hints which are sub-atomic.
Imagination is needed to unravel aphorisms. Jaimini astrology is the greatest branch of astrology ever found
anywhere in the world, dazzling in its vast range but bafflingly recondite. One lifetime is not sufficient to
grasp it. Even with what little one grasps, one begins to give a false impression of being a seer. Instead of
quarreling let us arrive at a consensus.
repeatedly told students of astrology to follow some steps when dealing with doubtful horoscopes. Once convinced
of their correctness, they should not to bother for the criticism and comment of most of the
astrologers. It is, for example, preposterous to show the
horoscope of Atal Behari Vajpai with Tula lagna for different years, 1924 or 1925 and “prove” a point or a
research. Read the biography of Atalji and see what horoscope is given there!! It is Vrischika lagna and 1924
birth which I alone have used among astrologers, as far as I know, and I will show it in a later article
Follow the steps given here.
step: When in doubt about the correctness of a
horoscope use Chara Dasha as I do, as I alone do. Verify some indisputable events of a horoscope like education,
marriage, children, career etc. if such details are available. Examine it again through the most popular
Vimshottari dasha and, if you arrive at the correct degrees of the lagna, a strenuous exercise, use the relevant
vargas. Applicable conditional dasha should be applied. It will be shown in the cases of Sachin Tendulkar and
Benazir Bhutto in this article.
two: Before accepting a horoscope, collect as
many events of a man’s life as you can and verify them soundly. Choose bio-facts as I call it, always for
verification. It must be done consistently applying the same parameters to horoscopes after
three: Give some short term predictions to them
or, about them, and get or collect a feedback to be convinced that you are working with correct or corrected
horoscopes. If majority of your predictions have come out correct, do not get yourself influenced by the claim
of astrologers that they have a different horoscope which alone is correct. The horoscope of Atal Behari Vajpai
is a good example to remember all your life.
four: Always ignore ponga pandits who
claim to know the meaning of Sanskritshloka or sutra
and, knowing English, dash off their opinions, these days,
on different fora of the internet or even some astrological journals.
five: If inspite of all these you discover that
you have committed an error in getting or working on a wrong horoscope or, if your verification was faulty,
admit it honestly. Otherwise, astrology will suffer and you will get dubbed as dishonest. Let astrologers be not
liars. To date, I have admitted in writing my failed predictions giving reasons.
six: If in doing a research on horoscopes, you
come across a brilliant predictive clue, test it on as many horoscope as you have in your possession. The sample
size for testing must be at least twenty five. Do not stop here but give predictions only on this basis for some
time to test the soundness of your discovery. Then use it openly in your predictions and, if you like, in your
seven: When you read articles of some writers
you begin to pick and choose easily. Some writers are very honest and will not use doubtful horoscopes and
justify with vehement dishonesty. Do not waste your time reading them anymore.
Step eight: Similarly, you will see some writers using
good techniques soundly and some, not. Follow only the techniques of honest writers. You will realize soon
that in the world of astrology there are many malicious fellows, betraying their low upbringing at the
earliest. Contributing something positive is not their primary aim.
nine: Always use, when you are doing the analysis of a horoscope, more than one
dasha though while writing, you may show and use one dasha only for brevity and clarity.
ten: Re-check what you have written. This has
been always a fault with many including me because while writing thoughts that race in the mind lead the writer into unconscious errors
which he fails to correct. This keeps happening is my honest opinion. The racing mind moving faster than the eye
has made me a very incompetent proof reader.
eleven: In doing a research on any dasha, unless
some indisputable facts are verified stage by stage, the results shown in stray incidents like becoming a prime
minister, have no meaning. Show the birth of siblings, the nature of education, some events relating to parents,
career patterns with its good and disastrous landmarks and, of course, marriage and children with proper
timing. Most of the researches show one or two events only
which cannot validate any dasha with conviction and confidence. That is the line I have strictly followed in my books and articles, with
examples. Every book on lesser known and used dashas or lesser used dasha which has come out of the pen of BVB
teachers of Delhi follows this line strictly.
What to hide and what to reveal is a
tough task for even an experienced writer of astrology books. There are certain subtle factors which point to
fatality and sexual crimes. Neither in predicting nor in writing should they be revealed is a view I share with
many astrologers of earlier days of honest astrology. It now is a forgotten dream amidst so many unscrupulous
over a period (from the prediction about the death of Indira Gandhi to Benazir Bhutto, from 1984 to 2007), I
have restrained from even talking about it, what I always regard as the clinching factor, even in my
conversations with astrologers. In the case of Rajiv Gandhi, I was so sure of his violent end but the amended
Terrorist Act his government passed, choked many astrologers from even expressing honest fears. In making
predictions about their coming end I used the more obvious planetary combinations which I have taught but never
referred to the subtle and secret factors.