Astrology is a Vedanga (a part of Vedas) and is mentioned in Atharva-Veda consisting of one hundred and sixty five verses. The science of Astrology (jyotisa sastra) then was movement of the Sun, the Moon etc through the constellations (naksatras) and its applications on the mundane affairs only. As the time passed on the zodiac was divided into 12 signs (rasis) and was made relative to the natives (jatakas). The prime importance was imparted to the naksatras and with the culture exchanges and invasions by the Mohamedans and the Greeks, the Hindu science of astrology got mixed up with the Greek and the Egyptian astrology. The present jyotisa is what has evolved after all this intermingling. The fats in support of this view are the famous classic like Vriddha Yavana Jataka, Tajik Neelakanthi, and Sripati Paddhati etc. For every science and the scientific benefits to the devoted savants of the science for its improvement. There is nothing wrong in it if we have adopted some thing good of others or some one has adopted our good sides.
The Directional Astrology (Dasa Paddhati) of Hindu Astrology is the unique one to predict the time of events as promised by the birth chart or natal horoscope and is the simplest and easiest one to understand and comprehend.The dasa Paddhati gives very satisfactory results when used with the transits (gochara).There are a number of methods given for directing in the Indian and Western systems and some of them are following.
1. Primary directions (one degree of M.C. for one year).
2. Secondary directions (one day for one year).
3. Solar revolutions (Tajik system).
4. Planetary periods (Dasa system).
5. Transits (gochara).
According to astrologer Hemant Sharma ji the first two systems are Western system. The primary directions are motion of the Sun, the Moon and other planets to M.C., Ascendant (lagna) etc. In secondary directions number of days after birth corresponds to the number of years of life completed and the chart cast for that day with the same time of birth is called progressed horoscope for that particular year and rest of the delineations are done as in the birth chart.
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