Hindu Predictive Astrology is based on 12 zodiac signs, from Aries to Pisces. There are 27 nakshatras / lunar mansions from Ashwini in Aries / Mesha to Revati in Pisces / Meena. Each nakshatra / lunar mansion occupies 13.20 degrees space in the zodiac. Each nakshatra / lunar mansion has got 4 charnas / stages. As per the vedic hindu astrology, there are 9 planets. Out of these 9 planets, the 7 planets has got mass and a definite location in the zodiac and these seven planets are the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. We consider two more planets Rahu and Ketu into the vedic system of astrology.
This was the ability, intelligence and the knowledge of our sages that we got a complete picture of our solar system. Rahu is known as Dragon s head and Ketu is Dragon s tail. In western astrology, Rahu is Moon s north node and Ketu is South Node of the Moon. Each planet rules over 3 nakshatras. Some astrologers do consider the movement of planets Uranus and Naptune into astrological calculations. Then there was Pluto also and a few years back scientists informed that Pluto is not a planet. If there are 12 zodiac signs, there are 12 houses in the birth chart of an individual.
The first house stands for the attitude, character, self etc.,the exactly opposite house, the 7th house stands for marriage n wife. The 2nd house is for wealth then the opposite 8th stands for death. If 3rd house is for risks, courage and brothers, the opposite house 9th stands for luck and dharma. The 4th is education and mother, opposite 10th is carrer, status and father. The 5th house stands for the kids, intelligence n well placed friends, the opposite 11th house stands for gains. The 6th house is a malefic house and stands for accidents, enemies and health, the opposite 12th house is too a malefic house stands for various sins one commit without the knowledge of others and salvation etc., Hindu / Vedic astrology teaches us the life cycle with mahadashas and considers 120 long years life cycle. Out of these 120 years of life cycle, Planet Sun stands for 6 years, Moon for 10 years, Mars for 7 years, Mercury for 17 years, Jupiter for 16 years, Venus for 20 years, Saturn for 19 years, Rahu for 18 years and Ketu for 7 years, thus complete the cycle of 120 long years. This is a brief description of Hindu Predictive Astrology.