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March 23, 2007
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PLANETS
CHARAK KS
Surya the Sun God £10/£18 PB

The Sun is literally the father of the creation and in astrology he is the soul of all beings. Just as he is the life giver or light so astrology is the study of light. This book represents an important study for astrologers. It also includes matters such as yoga and the element of fire in relation to the body. 164 pages.
CHATURVEDI BK
Navagrahas (Nine Planets) £2.50/$4.50 PB

A very useful small book on the planets including mythology and prayers to the planets. 119 pages

CHAWDHRI LR
Conjunction of Planets £6/$10 PB

‘Conjunction of Planets’ is just one section of 56 pages. Combustion, retrogression, aspects, transits, house significations, propitiation of planets each have a chapter here. 182 pages
CHAWDHRI LR
The Fascinating Jupiter £8/$14 PB

Quite an exhaustive study of Jupiter, including such useful things as the difference between Jupiter’s aspect and his association or conjunction, when Jupiter gives bad results, etc. Small format book 422 pages.
CHAWDHRI LR
Mars and Astrology £8/$14 PB

Easier on the eyes than the small print in the book on Jupiter and larger format. The author emphasises the positive qualities of Mars. 271 pages.
CHAWDHRI LR
Transit of Planets £15/$27 HB £10/$18 PB

A large work and worth studying. Editing is better than in some of his books. However not everyone will agree with the use of Western Aspects and Uranus, Neptune and Pluto in Vedic Astrology. 420 pages
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INGLIS G
Retrograde Planets £5/$9 PB

The author is one of the early converts to Vedic Astrology – books published in the 1970s. This is a mix of Vedic and Western views of retrogression – obviously the fruit of a lot of research. 143 pages
JAIN M C
Karmic Control Planets £5/$9 PB

The title refers to the planets ruling the signs of Rahu and Ketu. The idea is that past life or Karmic influences come into the chart through Ketu and are played out through Rahu. The dispositors of Rahu and Ketu become very significant.
JAIN M C
Rahu & Ketu in Predictive Astrology £5/$9 PB

A useful survey of Rahu and Ketu in other writing and in signs, houses, aspects, conjunctions, Vimshottari Dasha, transit, Kala Sarpa Yoga, eclipses and relationships. 169 pages.
 
MEHTA M S
Planets and Travel Abroad £7.00/$12 PB

Another book by a retired civil servant, the profession that has contributed most to writing books on astrology in India. This is clear and easy to read, giving lots of simple principles. Introduction by KN Rao. 154 pages
 
RAMAN Dr B V
Graha & Bhava Balas £4/$7 PB

The traditional methods of calculating the strengths of planets and houses. These measures are used individually as well as collectively. Also an introductory chapter on planetary effects on houses and an additional chapter on Ishta and Kashta Phalas. Glossary of Sanskrit terms included. 125 pages.
RAO K N
Saadhe Sati £6/$10 PB

Saadhe Sati refers to he period of approximately 7½ years when Saturn transits over the 12th, 1st and 2nd houses from the Moon. This can be a period of suffering and is generally feared in Indian Astrology. This is a group research by students of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Delhi on this one subject. 162 pages (last 27 pages in Hindi).
RAO R G
Fortune Telling from the Planets £7/$12 PB

The book starts with an explanation of the importance of Karakatvas, or planetary indicators and there follows an astrological system of chart interpretation based on the used of these indicators. This includes considering the planets in each sign and planetary permutations, or how they can all combine in various ways. 230 pages.
SAKSENA K C
Venus in Astrology £15/$27 HB

It is a little known fact that Venus has inspired more mythology than any other planet. Of course it is the brightest true planet in our sky and deserves that honour. This book is a large compendium of all the astrological information about Venus in Astrology, its placements, associations, planetary periods, transits, etc., etc. 483 pages
SAREEN S S
Chamatkar Chintamani £7/$12 PB

Highly recommended! The book gives readings for each planet posited alone or jointly in each house and notable matters in each category. 164 pages
 
SAXENA D P
Saturn, Friend and Guide £5/$9 PB

Chapters discussing the essential nature of Saturn, Saturn in each element, sign and house and in aspect to each other planet; then several chart examples, Sade Sati and Remedies. The author, who appears to be extremely well versed in the classical works of the Indian authors, is trying to merge Vedic Astrology with Western psychological astrology. 190 pages.
SHARMA S
Mystery of Rahu in a Horoscope £6/$10 PB

The author is a student of KN Rao. This book is a summary of researches into the subject. There is a very useful table of the descriptions of Rahu from various classics and their predictions for Rahu Dasha and Rahu Bhukti, plus a variety of other matters, such as Rahu transits, Rahu/Venus and Venus Rahu periods, divisional charts and Nakshatras with reference to Rahu. 134 pages.
SUTTON K The Lunar Nodes – Crisis & Redemption £14.50 PB
A very good introduction to Rahu and Ketu and the concept of the karmic axis. There are good chapters on the meaning of Rahu and Ketu in each sign and in each Nakshatra. Eclipse dates until 2019 are given. 177 pages.
SVOBODA R
The Greatness of Saturn £7/$12 PB

This is the best book to read to understand the nature of Saturn. The book opens with a debate in the court of King Vikramaditya about which planet is most important, with the king as judge. Saturn, who is passing by at that moment, hears the king speaking about him and feels insulted, so he descends to the court and announces that his seven and a half year period passing over the Moon of the king is about to begin and then the book describes what happens to the king. 292 pages.
TRIVEDI P
Rahu Ketu Experience £16/$29 HB £12/$21 PB

The book is very full of information on Rahu and Ketu with chapters on Rahu and Ketu, their constellations, numerology, associations with other planets, special Yogas, dashas and transits, synastry including the outer planets used in Western Astrology, and the nodal axis in different signs and houses and propitiation. 392 pages.
SARASWATHY Dr K N Sun £2.50/$4.50 PB
Each of this series of small books on the planets begins with a dedication and preface relating to the father of the author, which takes 15 pages, followed by the same general introduction in each book, starting incidentally with a quotation from Shakespeare, and then the remaining 50-55 pages are given to a short description of the planet and a large section of prayers, the 108 Sanskrit names of the planet and a few pages of prayers and mantras in Sanskrit. A useful resource for students, but one large book could have held all this information. 80 pages approx. each book

SARASWATHY Dr K N Moon £2.50/$4.50 PB

SARASWATHY Dr K N Mars £2.50/$4.50 PB

SARASWATHY Dr K N Mercury £2.50/$4.50 PB

SARASWATHY Dr K N Jupiter £2.50/$4.50 PB

SARASWATHY Dr K N Venus £2.50/$4.50 PB

SARASWATHY Dr K N Saturn £2.50/$4.50 PB

SARASWATHY Dr K N Rahu £2.50/$4.50 PB

SARASWATHY Dr K N Ketu £2.50/$4.50 PB