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A horoscope (also called Chart or Kundali) is a map of planets at a particular time from a particular place.

A KP horoscope typically contains position of 12 planets (including Rahu, Ketu, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) and 12 houses. 12 planets are used in KP namely Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. As Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are of comparatively recent discovery; usage of these planets is not as extensive as other 9 planets. Please note that Rahu and Ketu are not planets in terms of modern astronomy, as they don't have any physical existence. Rahu and Ketu are mere mathematical points. Due to this reason, they are also sometimes called as shadow planets.

Each planet owns certain signs and stars (nakshatras) as follows Planet Name Sun Moon Mars Sign(s) Owned by the Planet Leo Cancer Aries, Scorpio Mercury Gemini, Virgo Jupiter Sagittarius, Pisces Venus Taurus, Libra Saturn Capricorn, Aquarius Rahu Ketu Stars (Nakshatras) Owned by the Planet Kritika, Uttaraphalguni, Uttarashadha Rohini, Hasta, Sravana Mrigasira, Chitra, Dhanshita Aslesha, Jyehsta, Revati Punarvasu, Visakha, Poorvabhadrapada Bharani, Poorvaphalguni, Poorvashadha Pushya, Anuradha, Uttarabhadrapada Aridra, Swati, Satabisha Aswini, Magha, Moola

See that Rahu and Ketu have not been allotted any sign ownership. Note that each of the nine planets has been given ownership of 3 stars. As Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto were not part of the ancient Hindu astrology, they have not been given ownership of any sign or any star. As per Western astrology, Uranus owns Capricorn, Neptune owns Pisces and Pluto own Scorpio.

Houses There are 12 houses in astrology. Houses are also referred as Bhava or Ghar in Hindu astrology. Every house in astrology has been assigned certain significations. For 1st 2nd 3rd 4th example, house is for self, health, house for family, finance, house for brother, courage, house is for mother, conveyance and so on.

In the astrology, if a house is good, you will get good results related to the house. For example, if the 1st house is good in your horoscope, your health will be good. On the contrary, if the first house is bad, the health will be affected and one can even have a short life. There are rules to identify whether you will get good results or bad results pertaining to a house in your life. What is generally assigned to each house? First House Birth, head, physical body, limb, physical features, livelihood Second House Wealth, food, right eye, what one eats or drinks, face, eye, speech, family, property Third House Courage, firmness, bad thoughts, breast, ear, especially right ear, prowess(ability,skill), brother or sister - younger one, heroism, mental strength Fourth house House, home, land, relation, mother, vehicle, happiness, water, learning

Fifth House Intellect, children, son, belly, traditional law, virtuous acts previously done Sixth House Debt, wounds, disease, enemy, sin, a wicked act, fear, humiliation Seventh House Desire, love, passion, cohabitation, partner, public, wife or husband, dowry Eighth House Life, longevity, mental pain, defeat or insult, sorrow, scandal, ill-repute, death, impurity, obstacle, danger Ninth House Guru or preceptor, father, auspicious, previous life , worship, penance, virtue, grandson, prayer, spiritual initiation, noble family, fortune Tenth House Livelihood, kingdom, work, commerce, trade, business, rank or position, good conduct, honor, sacrifice, command, quality, wealth, occupation Eleventh House Profit or gain, income, all kinds of receipts, acquisition, gain, desire, passion, fulfillment of one's desire, wealth or riches, brothers and sisters - elder one, friends Twelfth House House of disappearance, bondage, loss, negation, bed, sin, poverty, penury, loss, decline, misery, left eye, leg, defect

The names of the 12 houses and the areas of life represented by them are: 1. Lagna - Nature of Native, Appearance, Health, Character, Purpose of Life, behavior,[4] birth,[5] limbs,[6] head[7] 2. Dhana - Wealth, Family, Domestic Comforts, Early Education, Inheritance, Speech,[8] moveable asssets[9] 3. Parakrama - Younger Brothers and Sisters, Communication (Talking, Writing, Business Documents),[10] Intelligence, fine arts[11] Short Journeys, "great prowess (physical and mental)," [12] hands, arms, shoulders [13] 4. Suhda - Mother, Emotions, Education, Home, Property and Land, Surrounding in Old Age, vehicles,[14] the chest[15] 5. Suta - Children, Lovers, Recreation[16] Devotion,[17] Speculation and Gambling,[18] the belly,[19] accumulated karma[20] 6. Ripu/Roga - Diseases,[21] Maternal uncle and aunt, Litigation, Servants, Mental Worries, Enemies, Foreigners, small intestine,[22] 7. Kma - Spouse, Business Partner, Death,[23] Respect,[24] passion,[25] groin

8. Mtyu - Death & Longevity, Obstacles,[24] Suffering, Sexual organs and sexual attractiveness,[27] Occult, Dowry, Inheritance, Imprisonment, Excretory organs,[28]accidents[29] 9. Bhgya - Father, Luck, Higher learning, Philosophy & Religion, Mentor or Guru, Prosperity, Travel, "deeds of virtue"[30] 10. 11. Karma - Profession, Status & fame, Power, Father, ya - Friends, Hopes, Earnings, Club or Social Mother-in-law, Government, Clothes,[31] Commerce,[32] knees[33] Activities, Elder Brothers and Sisters, Daughter/Son-inlaw, calves, shins and ankles[34] 12. Vyaya - Expenses, Sleep (and convalescence), Sexual pleasures,[35] Spirituality, Travel & Pilgrimage, Secret Enemies, Imprisonment, Hospitals, Asylums, Liberation,

Following is the list of all the 12 Houses, Bhavas , their special names and the important things they represent. House/ Bhav Various Names Things Represented By Each Of The House/ Bhav This house signifies life, longevity, self, health, nature and appearance of native. Complexion, vitality, sorrows, gains and profits to younger brothers and his friends. It governs head and face. This house indicates inflow of finances, bank position, right eye, family, early age or boyhood, speech, sanyas, servants and friends. Self earned wealth, loss or damage, worldly possessions, jewellery, grandfather and mother. It also denotes family, eyesight, understanding with family members, inheritance, law suits, throat, right eye, domestic comforts in general. It denotes younger brothers and sisters and their relations. It signifies courage, intelligence, education up to Higher Secondary level, taste for writing, ornaments, clothes, short journeys. Signing contracts and documents etc. Body parts are arms, right ear, shoulders etc. This house signifies mother, property, conveyance, domestic surroundings and happiness. Old age environments, private affairs, public, inheritance, false allegations, agriculture land and its produce. It represents breasts, chest, lung, stomach, elbow joints etc.

First House

Lagnasthan, Tanusthan

Second House

Dhana-sthan, Kutumb-sthan

Third House

Bhatru-sthan, Parakram-sthan

Fourth House

Matru-sthan, Sukha-sthan

Fifth House

Children, speculation, intellectual status and luck are gauged from this house. Pleasure, love affairs, lady Vidya-sthan, Putralove, legal or illegal amusements, kidnap, rape etc. are sthan also checked. Belly, heart, liver, spleen are the body parts covered by this house. This house is responsible for enemies, health, service, servants, uncle, aunts and relations on father's side. Food, subordinates, debts, obstacles in life, mental worries, theft and calamity etc. The body parts denoted are kidney, large intestine, uterus and anus. Matters regarding wife, husband, partnership, external sex organs, conjugal happiness are checked from 7th house. This house also denotes marriage, married life, love contracts, litigations, divorce, honour and reputation in foreign country. Body parts are private parts, uterus, glands etc.

Sixth House

Ripu-sthan, Rogsthan

Seventh House

Bharya-sthan, Maraka-sthan

Eighth House


Diseases, death finances through unfair means, internal sex organs, longevity, mental pain obstacles, dowry of wife, gain from in laws, mode of death, imprisonment, worries and privations are checked from 8th house, It indicates body parts as scrotum, pelvis, seminal vesicles, external genitalia, etc. This house indicates religion, father, foreign travel, publicity, preceptor, higher education, learning, writing books, also faith, wisdom, prosperity, powers of foresight, religious institutions, providential help, etc. Hips, thighs are body parts.

Ninth House


This important house indicates profession, status in life, activities outside house, pleasures, honor, power and authority, Government favor, trade, business, Karma-sthan, PitruTenth House command, honor, occupation, adopted son. All sthan questions regarding worldly activities and moral responsibilities. Body parts are knees, joints, bones, hairs and back. It accounts for accumulated wealth, elder brothers and sisters and relations with them. Friends, fluctuating money gains, club or social activities, emotional attachments, love affairs and friends, honor, social success etc. Body parts are legs, left ear, teeth, ankle etc. It signifies private enemies, pleasures of beds, law suits, imprisonments, secret works, moksha, hospitalization, conjugal relations with opposite sex other than legitimate. Sorrows, debts, lost goods etc. are judged. Body parts are feet, left eye, teeth etc.

Eleventh House


Twelfth House


Cusps The point at which two houses meet is called a Cusp. Starting point of a house is called the cusp of that house. Sometimes terms 'cusp' and 'house' are used interchangeably. Lord of the cusp and lord of the house has the same meaning in KP. The planet that owns the sign that falling on the cusp of a house is called the owner or the lord of the house. Please note that the terms 'owner of a house' and 'house lord' are used interchangeably in astrology. If the cusp of the first house falls in sign Aries, Mars is the owner of the sign Aries. So we will say that first house lord is Mars. Similarly, if cusps of the second and third house fall in Taurus sign which is owned by Venus, we will say that the second house and third house are owned by Venus. Some of the astrologers from the classical astrology background will find this unusual that both second and third house are owned by Venus. This happens due to the fact that KP follows unequal house division.

Signs The whole Universe is divided into 12 equal parts and each part is referred to as a sign. So there are 12 signs as follows 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces

There are various classification for the signs. These classifications are sometimes useful in predictions. Some of the important classifications are as follows Classification 1 Fiery Signs: Earthy Signs: Airy Signs: Watery Signs: Classification 2 Movable: Fixed: Common: 1.Aries 2.Taurus, 3.Gemini, 4.Cancer, 5. 6. 7. 8. Leo 9. Sagittarius Virgo 10. Capricorn Libra, 11. Aquarius Scorpio, 12. Pisces

1. Aries 4. Cancer 7. Libra 10. Capricorn 2. Taurus 3.Leo 11. Scorpio, 11. Aquarius Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

Zodiac Division - Sign, Star and Sub Zodiac is an imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are all the planets. As we know in mathematics a circle is of 360 degree. When this circle is divided into 12 equal parts of 30 degrees, each part is called a sign. We have already talked a little bit about signs. When this circle is divided in 27 equal parts of 13 degree 20 minutes, each part is called a Star or a Nakshatra. If we divide a star further into nine parts, this 9th division of a star is called a 'Sub'. This 'Sub' is the real backbone of KP System. We have already talked about the lord of a sign and the lord of the star above. As lord (owner) of a sign is called 'Sign lord', similarly lord of a star is called 'Star

lord' and the lord of a sub is called 'Sub lord'. 'Sub lord' is calculated on the basis of years allocated to each of the 9 planets in Vimshottari Dasha system. The years allocated to each planet in Vimshottari Dasha System are as follows Planet Years Allocated Ketu Venus Sun Moon Mars Rahu 7 20 6 10 7 18

Jupiter 16 Saturn 19

Mercury 17 TOTAL 120

You can notice the difference in the sequence of the planets noted above. This is the sequence used in Vimshottari Dasa. Ketu is listed first here because Ketu owns Ashwini star, the first star of the zodiac, followed by Venus, Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu, Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. In each star, first sub lord is the planet that owns the star and then it is followed by the remaining eight planets in Vimshottari Dasha planet sequence. For example, If Ashwini is the star which is owned by Ketu, the first sub lord in Ashwini star will be Ketu, the second sub lord will be Venus, the third sub lord will be of Sun and so on. If Bharani is the star which is owned by Venus, the first sub lord in Bharani star will be Venus, the second sub lord will of Sun, the third sub lord will be of Moon and so on. You can notice that there is no name given to a sub like we have given the names for signs and stars. What we are mostly cocerned about is the lord of that sub i.e. sub lord. The span of a sub lord can be calculated as follows Span of a Sub Lord = (Years of Planet in Vimshottari Dasa/ 120) X 13 degree 20 minutes as 13 degree 20 minutes can also be written as 800 (13 X 60 + 20) minutes, for simplicity of calculation, we can say Span of a Sub Lord (in minutes) = (Years of Planet in Vimshottari Dasa/ 120) X 800 based on this we can calculate the span of each sub lord as follows Span Span Span Span Span Span Span Span Span of of of of of of of of of a a a a a a a a a Sub Sub Sub Sub Sub Sub Sub Sub Sub Lord Lord Lord Lord Lord Lord Lord Lord Lord Ketu = (7 / 120) X 800 = 46.6666 = 0 degree 46 minutes 40 seconds Venus = (20 / 120) X 800 = 133.3333 = 2 degree 13 minutes 20 seconds Sun = (6 / 120) X 800 = 40 = 0 degree 40 minutes 00 seconds Moon = (10 / 120) X 800 = 66.6666 = 1 degree 6 minutes 40 seconds Mars = (7 / 120) X 800 = 46.6666 = 0 degree 46 minutes 40 seconds Rahu = (18 / 120) X 800 = 120 = 2 degree 0 minutes 0 seconds Jupiter = (16 / 120) X 800 = 106.6666 = 1 degree 46 minutes 40 seconds Saturn = (19 / 120) X 800 = 126.6666 = 2 degree 6 minutes 40 seconds Mercury = (17 / 120) X 800 = 113.3333 = 1 degree 53 minutes 20 seconds

Above can be summarized in a tabular format as follows -

Sub Lord Sub Span Ketu Venus Sun Moon Mars Rahu Jupiter Saturn Mercury TOTAL 046'40" 213'20" 040' 16'40" 046'40" 20'0" 146'40" 26'40" 153'20" 1320'

To save you from the hassles of calculations, this is a ready reckoner table of Sign, Star, and Sub can be found here. Note: High school mathematics is involved in the calculation of Sub lord. Don't worry, if you don't understand the calculation part because now-a-days we have software programs that can do the calculation for you. Also the sub lord calculation table mentioned above can be used for ready reference.

House Grouping
Like Sub, house grouping is another very important concept in KP System. For every important aspect of human life, one house has been given primary importance and few other houses have been given secondary importance. All these houses together are known as group of houses for an aspect. By the term aspect of human life, I mean health, family, profession etc. Let us take an example of marriage, for marriage house nu mber 7th has been given primary importance. Why? Because 7th house is taken as the house for spouse husband or wife. If you are coming from the Hindu astrology or Western astrology background, you will find it familiar. If you don't have any astrology background, you can refer house signification table under the heading 'House' above. House number 2 and 11 are said to be supportive house for marriage. In our traditional astrology, 2nd house is the house for family and 11th house is the house for friends and fulfillment of desire. So we can say that for marriage we have to judge house number 2, 7 and 11. This is house grouping for marriage. Similarly, we can group houses for other major aspects of our life. I am tabulating house grouping for some of the important aspects as follows -

Aspect Longevity Cure of disease Education Marriage

House Groups 1, 8, 3 1, 5, 11

4, 9, 11 2, 7, 11

Child birth

2, 5, 11

Foreign travel 3, 9, 12 Service 2, 6, 10

Gain of money 2, 6, 11
More comprehensive list of house groups can be found at House Grouping section of this wiki.

Good and Bad Houses for Specific Matters

Generally 12th house from any house is considered detrimental to that house and hence negates the results of that house. For example, 2, 7 and 11 houses are the houses that give marriage. 12th House from these houses i.e. 1 (12th from 2), 6 (12th from 7) and 10 (12th from 11) will give opposite results i.e. denial of marriage or separation, divorce etc., if already married. This is a general rule which requires some modifications on the basis of sufficient evidence.

Significators Concept

12 houses deal with all aspect of a human life. A planet can give results related to many houses. For example, from the section Houses, we can see that 7th house is the house for marriage whereas 10th house is the house for job. Now, one single planet can give both job and marriage to a person. Assuming Mars is that planet, we will say that Mars signifies 7th house and 10th house in such a case. Similarly, results related to a house can be obtained from more than one planet. Assuming in a chart Mars and Jupiter both can give Marriage, we will say that 7th house (marriage) is signified by Mars and Jupiter. To put in simple language, a planet can signify more than one house. Also a house can be signified by more than one planet. From terminology, let us move to the method of finding significators in the next section.

Finding Significators
Here is the sign, star and sub position for all the planets and cusps for the example chart -

Planet Name Sun

Longitude Sign



26919'04" Jupiter Sun


Moon Mars

11850'32" Moon Mercury Saturn 25856'14" Jupiter Venus Rahu Rahu

Mercury 28337'35" Saturn Moon


27755'40" Saturn Sun


Venus Saturn

31625'24" Saturn Rahu 14742'35" Sun Sun

Venus Moon

Rahu Ketu Cusp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

28624'40" Saturn Moon


10624'40" Moon Saturn Jupiter Longitude Sign 00123'55" Mars 03346'54" Venus 05919'19" Venus Star Ketu Sun Mars Sub Venus Saturn Saturn

08302'49" Mercury Jupiter Saturn 10859'58" Moon 14116'58" Sun 18123'55" Venus 21346'54" Mars 23919'19" Mars Mercury Ketu Venus Mars Jupiter Mercury

Saturn Saturn Mercury Saturn

10 11 12

26302'49" Jupiter Venus 28859'58" Saturn Moon

Saturn Mercury

32116'58" Saturn Jupiter Jupiter

A planet when stationed in anyone of the 12 houses, must be posited in anyone of the 2 1/4 stars only contained in that house. Thus the planet posited in a star, will First give the results of the house where this Star lord is posited and Secondly, the results of the house or houses owned by the said star lord. Nowtake the planet which under the sway of a Star Lord. This planet as said above will offer the results of the house where it is stationed in the third order Then, this planet will offer the result of its own house in the fourth order, provided no other planets occupy anyone of the these stars of the said planet
Finding Signification of Planets
A planet signifies various houses in the order of strength as follows Level 1. House occupied by the star lord of the planet Level 2. House occupied by the planet itself Level 3. Houses owned by the star lord of the planet Level 4. Houses owned by the planet itself As this signification is in the order of strength, signification at level 1 is more powerful than signification at level 2. Signification at level 2 is more powerful than signification at level 3 and so on. Level 1 to 4 is usually mentioned as grade A to E signnificators. Suppose we have to find signification for the planet Mars in example chart. Here are the signified hous es Level 1. Marss star lord is Venus who is in house no. 11 Level 2. Mars is in house no. 9 Level 3. Marss star is Venus who owns house no. 2, 3, 7 Level 4. Mars owns house no. 1, 8, 9 We can say that Mars signifies houses 11, 2, 3, 7, 9, 1, 8 in this chart. Let us take another planet Moon Level 1. Moons star lord Mercury is in house no. 10 Level 2. Moon occupies 5th house Level 3. Moons star lord Mercury owns 4th House Level 4. Moon owns 5th house So, we can say that Moon signifies houses 10, 4, and 5. We can tabulate signification of the planets in our example chart as follows -

Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Planet Level 1 (star lord's (occupancy) (star lord's (ownership) occupancy) ownership)

Sun Moon Mars

10 10 11

10 5 9 10 10 11 6 10 4

6 4 2, 3, 7 5 6

6 5 1, 8, 9 4 10 2, 3, 7

Mercury 5 Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu Ketu 10 10 10 5 6

6 5 11, 12

11, 12

Finding House Significators

Significator for a house in the order of strength are as follows Level 1. Planets in the star of occupants of that house Level 2. Planets in that house Level 3. Planets in the star of owners of that house Level 4. Owner of that house Sigificators are mentioned in the order of strength. It means that the significators at level 1 is more powerful than the significators at level 2. Significators at level 2 are more powerful than significators at level 3 and so on. Level 1 to 4 is usually mentioned as grade A to E significators. Let us take an example of house number 6 in our example chart Level 1. Planets in the star of the occupant of the 6th house (Saturn) - Ketu Level 2. Planets in 6th house - Saturn Level 3. Planet in the star of the owner (Sun) - Sun, Jupiter, and Saturn Level 4. Owner of 6th house - Sun so, 6th house significators are Ketu, Sun, Jupiter, and Saturn. (The easy way is to take from the above table of planet significations, i.e. from level 1 column only Ketu for 6th, level 2 column only Saturn for 6th, level 3 column Sun, Jupiter & Saturn, and level 4 column Sun only.) Let us take another example of house number 10 in the example chart Level 1. Planets in the star of the occupants of 10th house i.e. Sun, Jupiter, Mercury, and Rahu - Sun & Saturn (in the star of Sun), no planet in the star of Jupiter, Moon (in the star of Mercury), Venus (in the star of Rahu) Level 2. Planets in 10th house - Sun, Jupiter, Mercury, Rahu Level 3. Planet in the star of the owner (Jupiter) - no planet in the star of Jupiter Level 4. Owner of 10th house - Jupiter so, 10th house significators are Sun, Saturn, Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Rahu TIP: If there is no planet(s) in the star of significators, significator(s) are considered strong. In above case, as Jupiter doesnt have any planet in its star, hence it is a strong significator for 10th house by occupation and also by lordship if the house is empty, which is not so in this case. By a strong significator we mean that the planet has more chances of giving the result of the house than other significators We can tabulate house significators in our example chart as follows

Level 2 House Level 1 (in Occupant's star) (Occupants)

Level 3 Level 4 (in Owner's (Owner) star) Mars Mars Mars Venus Venus Mercury Moon

1 2 3 4 5 Mercury, Rahu Ketu Moon

Moon Mercury, Rahu



Sun, Jupiter, Sun Saturn Mars Venus Mars

7 8 9 10 Mars Sun, Jupiter, Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Saturn Jupiter, Rahu

Mars Jupiter

11 12




Saturn Saturn

NOTE: 1. Planets conjoined or aspected by the above significators (level 1 to 4) are also the 5th level (weakest) significators. 2. As you can notice from above, Sub doesnt play any role in the process of finding significators.

Significations of Nodes - Rahu & Ketu

Rahu and Ketu are not planet in true sense. These are shadow planets and do not have any physical existance. To understand signification of Rahu and Ketu, we need to understand the 'agent' nature of these two.

Rahu and Ketu act as an agent of the planet(s) (a) the planet conjoining or aspecting (b) owner planet of the sign in where it is placed In our example chart, Rahu conjoins Mercury and Jupiter in Capricorn sign. So we can say that Rahu acts as an agent to Mercury and Jupiter. As Rahu is closer to Mercury than Jupiter, it will represent Mercury more prominently than Jupiter. Capricorn is the sign owned by Saturn, so it will also act as an agent to Saturn, but even less prominently. Sometimes 'Node act as an agent of planet planet X' is also written as 'Node represents planet X'. A node signifies the houses (a) Level 1 to Level 4 above (b) Level 1 to Leve 4 of the planets it represents

In our example, Rahu signifies houses 5 and 10 by its own. Rahu also signifies 5, 10, and 4 by being agent of Mercury. Rahu also signifies houses 10 and 6 by being agent of Jupiter but less prominently than by being agent of Mercury. Rahu also signifies houses 10, 6, 11, 12 by being agent of Saturn, but even less prominently than Jupiter and Mercury.

For practical purpose, we generally take the most prominent agent only in our analysis. In other words, though Rahu acts an agent of Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn, we will take Mercury only otherwise we will be confused with too many houses signified.

Strengths of Significators
As mentioned above, a planet gives result of the houses in order of Level 1 to Level 4. Though we must note that if there is no planet in that planets star, the planet is called self-strength planet and gives results in following order -

Level 2. House occupied by the planet itself Level 1. House occupied by the star lord of the planet Level 4. Houses owned by the planet itself Level 3. Houses owned by the star lord of the planet

Ruling Planets (RP)

Ruling Planets (RP) is a divine tool to help astrologers. As the name suggests, Ruling Planets are the planets that rule a particular moment. KP System considers total 5 ruling planets in the order of strength as follows 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Ascendant Star Lord Ascendant Sign Lord Moon Star Lord Moon Sign Lord Day Lord

Ruling Planets are generally used in conjunction with birth charts or horary charts. Sometimes RPs also have some other independent applications like predicting minor events and rectification of birth time. Rahu and Ketu act as agents to other planets. Please see section "Shadow Planets - Rahu and Ketu" below for more information. Day lord for each day is as follows -


Day Lord Sun Moon Mars

Sunday Monday Tuesday

Wednesday Mercury Thursday Friday Saturday Jupiter Venus Saturn

Suppose we have to calculate Ruling Planets at January 18, 2009, 6:00 PM IST at Delhi, India. Here is the Ascendant and Moon position at that time Ascendant Longitude : 09755'37" Moon Longitude : 18917'14" From the "Sign, Star, and Sub Table", we can find Sign lord and Star lord for both the longitude as follows -

Longitude Sign Lord

Star Lord

Ascendant 09755'37" Moon Saturn Moon 18917'14" Venus Rahu

The day on 18th January 2009 was Sunday, so the day lord will be Sun. So, here are the Ruling planets for the moment (January 18, 2009, 6:00 PM IST at Delhi, India) -

Ascendant Star Lord


Ascendant Sign Lord Moon Star Lord Moon Sign Lord Day Lord





Note: 1. Hindu day starts from sunrise and last till next sunrise. We have to take 'day lord' according to Hindu day only. 2. The ruling planets in a star or sub of retrograde planets should be discarded from the list of RP.

Selection of Significators
As discussed above, when you are judging particular aspect of life, you have to check significators of the group of houses related to that aspect of life. For example, if you have to find out the time of marriage, house group is 2, 7 and 11 (see the table above). So, you need to find out significators of house number 2, 7 and 11. When the person will pass through the dasa of significators of house 2, 7 and 11 together, s/he will get married. Sometime, you get many significators for judging an aspect of life. For example, if we have to find out, when will the native of the example chart get a new job. For job, we have to judge 2, 6, 10 and 11. Now here are the significators 2 Mars, Venus 6 Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, Ketu 10 Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Rahu 11 Mars, Ketu, Venus, Saturn

Now here is the dilemma for the astrologer. All the nine planets are appearing as singinifcator for the job. In such a case, we need to find out the signifcators which are more powerful that others for that particular aspect of life. As we need to eliminate less powerful significators and keep more powerful significator, this process is also termed as 'elimination of significators.'

Before we jump into the process of singificator elimination, we should remember these two important points * As mentioned above, level 1 significators are powerful than level 2 significators as so on. So, one need to give preference to the higher level significators * Again as mentioned above, Planets having no planets in its star is stronger.

We will now discuss three popular elimination methods.

Method 1: Detrimental House Method

The significators of houses detrimental to the aspect under consideration are weaker. For example, house number 1 (12th to 2nd negation of 2nd) 5 (12th to 6) and 9 (negation to 10th) are detrimental houses for the job. In the example chart, significators of house 1, 5, and 9 are as follows 1 Mars 5 Mercury, Rahu, Moon 9 Mars

As Moon, Mars, Mercury and Rahu are the significators of 1, 5, and 9 as well. These are not powerful enough to give results of house number 2, 6, 10 and 11. So these are the planets that have the possibility of dropping from the significator list of job. If we remove Moon, Mars, Mercury and Rahu from the significators list, we will left with the following Sun, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Ketu

Method 2: Sub-lord method

Remove the significators in the sub of the signifcators of the houses detrimental to the houses under consideration. As mentioned above, house number 1 (12th to 2nd negation of 2nd) 5 (12th to 6) and 9 (negation to 10th) are detrimental houses for job. Significators of house 1, 5, and 9 are as follows 1 Mars 5 Mercury, Rahu, Moon 9 Mars

Planets in the Sub of above planets are as follows Moon Saturn is in the Sub of Moon Mars There is no planet in the Sub of Mars Mercury There is no planets in the Sub of Mercury Rahu Sun, Mars and Mercury in the Sub of Rahu

So Saturn, Sun, Mars and Mercury are also weaker significators for job and can be removed from the signifactor list.

Note: Some KP astrologers give more importance to star lord of sub lord rather than sub lord itself.

Method 3: Ruling Planets method

Check the ruling planets for the time of judgment of the horoscope. The ruling planets that are also found in the significators of the house grouping are the strongest significators. In other words select the planets which are common among singificator for the aspect and ruling planets.

Selection of Fruitful significator: A Step by Step Approach

This is a step by step approach often recommended in k_p_system yahoogroup. Out of the significators mentioned above and select the fruitful significators as follows: 1) Significtors which are common with the Ruling Planets, 2) Significators which are posited in the stars of the cuspal sub lords of required houses for a matter under consideration, 2,7,11 for marriage, 3) Significators which are the cuspal sub lords of the required houses, 4) Significators of planets without having any planet in their stars, which are strongest to give the results of the houses by being the sub lord to them. (Golden Rule: Take the planets which are posited in the sub of the significators whose constellations are not tenanted), 5) Significators appearing many times amongst the Ruling Planets and significators. 6) Ruling Planets or other methods of selecting fruitful significators can to be used in fixing timing of event by DBAS.

Finding out promises in a chart "For every important aspect of human life, one house has been given primary importance and few other houses have been given secondary importance." Standard rules for prediction are 1. If the sublord of primary house under consideration is signifying house group related to the matter under consideration then the matter is going to fructify and the answer is positive. 2. On the contrary, if it sublord of primary house is signifying detrimental houses (see good and bad houses above) alone then the matter will not fructify 3. But, if it sublord of primary house is signifying house group as well as detrimental houses then the native will get both the results in different dasa period.
As explained in house grouping section, 7th house is the primary house for marriage. 2nd and 11th houses are supportive houses. These three houses together will be called conductive house group (or simply house group) for marriage. 1st, 6th and 10th house being 12th from the mentioned house group are detrimental for marriage. If sublord of 7th house is signifying either 7th or 2nd or 11th then the marriage is promised. The person will definitely marry. This way we can decide the promises related to various aspect of life in a chart.

Timing Events
Once it is decided whether the event is promised in the chart or not, next important step is to find out when the event will take place.

The matter will fructify in the dasa, bhukti and antara of the significators of houses group for the matter under consideration. Significators of main and supportive houses needs to be found out according to the method given in the section "Finding House Signifcators." Now-a-days all KP software likehttp://www.MyKundali.com gives you a list of significator, so you need not to worry about significator selection process. The event will happen in the conjoined period of the signifcators of the house group for the matter under consideration. Among the signficators, you need out possible dasa lord, bhukti lord and antara lord. If the selected number of sigfinicators are more than three (we require one for dasa, one for bhukti and one for antara), we need to find out powerful significators among them according to the rules given in "selection of significator" section.

Note: In KP System, only Vimshottari Dasa is used. Other dasas like Yogini, Kalchakra, Ashottari, Chara Dasa etc. are not used. Generally dasa is for some longer duration. To pin point exact time of happening of an event, we need to see the transit as follows -

1. Dasa, Bhukti and Antara lord should transit through the significators of the houses under consideration to fructify the event. 2. For even finer timing, we need to check transit of Sun and Moon. Sun and Moon should transit through the significators.

Note: Sun transit is considered when the event is likely within a year. Moon transit should be considered for pin-pointing an events up to a month. Lagan transit should be considered for predicting the event upto hour and minutes.

House Grouping
Not single but multiple houses play role in any event of life. In KP terminology, these groups of houses for the event is
called "House Group". This is also referred as Formula by some KP astrologers. In the table below we need to combine primary houses and supporting houses to come up with the house grouping for the event. For example, event "Good health"

has 1,11 as house group. Event "Proneness of disease" has house group 1, 6, 8, 12.

There are two uses of the House Grouping table below -

1. Knowing whether the event is promised in one's chart or not If the cuspal sub lord of primary house signifies primary and supporting houses, the event is promised. Please read "Chapter 2: Fundamental Principles" to get better understanding.

2. When the event will happen Events happens when the planet-lords of current dasa (dasa lord, antardasa lord, pratyantardasa lord, sookshma lord etc.) signifies house group. For example, one has "Good health" when one passes through dasa of the planets signifies houses 1,11. Similarly, "Proneness to disease" happens when one passes through dasa of the planets signifies 1,6,8,12. Again, please read "Chapter 2: Fundamental Principles" to get better understanding.

1. Events relating First House. Type of Query/ Event Primary House Supporting Houses Good health 1 1,11 6,8,12 2,7,Badhaka,12 (8) 8, 12 Badhaka,2,7,Mars 11 (6) 10, 11 2,7,Badhaka

Proneness to disease 1 Unnatural Death Accident Suicide 1 1 1

Success in self efforts 1 Status and Respect Short Life 1 1

Long Life



Events relating Second House. Primary House Supporting Houses

Type of Query

Financial Status 2 Obtaining Loans Obtaining Jewellery Defect in Speech, Vision Insurance claims 2

2,6,11 11 (6)




Medical claims 2 Opening bank account 2

6,8,11 6,11


Events relating Third House. Primary House 3 3 3 3 Supporting Houses

Type of Query

Signing a contract Meeting Bank officer for overdraft Filing a court case Getting Passport, Green card, Visa

6,9,11 6,9,11 6,11 9,11,12

Starting journey Negotiations

3 3

5,9,11 9,11 and the cuspal position that represents the purpose 10,11 8,10,2

Change of place- Transfer Younger co-born proneness to sickness Computer programmer Publication as Profession

3 3

3 3

2,11 (10) 2,11 (10)


Events relating Fourth House. Primary House Supporting Houses 4 11 11,12 3,5,10 9,11 11 11 9,11,3 10 6 6 or 9 5

Type of Query Basic education

Purchase of property, vehicle, furniture 4 Sale of property etc. Taking possession of flat, quarter etc. Laying foundation of a house Occupying a new house Mothers proneness to sickness Engineering as subject of study Medicine as subject of study Law as subject of study Fine arts as Subject of study 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Teaching as Profession

2,6,10 (9)


Events relating Fifth House. Primary House Supporting Houses 5 5 5 5 5 2,11 2,11 7,11 8,12 6,11 2,11 (10) 2,8

Type of Query Child Birth Pregnancy Love Marriage Rape Success in sports

Sports, fine arts, film, speculation as profession 5 Caesarean 5


Events relating Sixth House. Primary House Supporting Houses 6 6 6 6 6 6 Involved cusp 2,11 5 1,11 1,11 5,11 5,11

Type of Query Disease- Nature & Part Promise of Loan Secret activities of Partner Success in competition Success in Litigation Recovery from disease

Disease unknown in medical science 6

Medical Practitioner Legal profession

6 6

2,11 (10) 2,11 (9,10)


Events relating Seventh House. Primary House Supporting Houses 7 7 7 7 2,11 2,11 5,11 2,12 8,12 6,2,11 3,9,11

Type of Query Marriage Second child Partnership Theft

Danger from opponents 7 Loans from Bank Marriage-engagement 7 7


Events relating Eighth House. Primary House Supporting Houses 8 8 8 8 2,11 (10) 2,11 5,12 6,11 2,11 4,11

Type of Query Criminality as Profession Unexpected Gains Unexpected Loss Receipt of Gifts

Ornaments or cash from inheritance 8 Property, vehicle from inheritance 8

Recovery of lost articles Unnatural death Death due to sickness Death due to accident Depression Committing rape Surgeons

8 8 8 8 8 8 8

2,6,11 1,12 6,12 4,12 1,3,12 5,12 2,11 (10)


Events relating Ninth House. Primary House Supporting Houses 9 9 9 9 3,12 11 (4) 7,11 2,11 2,4,8 6,11 2,6,11 (10)

Type of Query Long Journeys Higher education Second Marriage Third Child

Fathers proneness to sickness 9 Success in spiritual discipline Politics as Profession 9 9

10. Events relating Tenth House. Type of Query Service or Business Primary House Supporting Houses 10 6,7

Commission as Business Name & Fame Retirement

10 10 10

3,11 1,11 5,9 2,6,11 5,9 5,8 5,6 (8) 5,9 (8) 1,5,9 5,9 (8) 2,6,11 (12) 2,6,11 (8) 2,6,11 (3) 2,6,11 (9) 2,6,11 (9) 2,6,11(4,9) 2,6,11 (3)

Promotion in Service or Business 10 Break in Service 10

Problems in Business or Service 10 Suspension in Service Compulsory Retirement Voluntary Retirement Removal from service Export Business Medical Practitioner Publications as Profession Legal Profession Politics as Profession Teaching as Profession Computer Programmer 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

11. Events relating Eleventh House. Type of Query Winning in Love Primary House Supporting Houses 11 5,7

Satisfaction of Desires


1 7,5

Sexual relationship with friend 11

12. Events relating Twelfth House. Type of Query Repayment of Loan Recovery of Lost article Secret activities as profession Gain in Investment Loss in Investment Primary House Supporting Houses 12 12 12 12 12 5,8 2,6,11 2,11 (10) 2,6,11 5,8 7,8 3,8 4,11 3,8 6,11 2,11 (10) 3,9

Danger from involvement in secret activities 12 Imprisonment Receipt of secret documents Absconding Success in research Export Business Foreign Travel 12 12 12 12 12 12

KP System is very easy. It has only 5 principles and once you understood these five principles, you can predict almost all events of your life. Here are those five rules Rule No. 1. A planet gives its own results. A planet also gives the results of the lord of its nakshatra/star where the said planet is positioned. Rule No. 2. 12th house from any house negates the results of that house. Rule No. 3. Results are decided by not a single house but house group Rule No. 4. Sub Lord of a planet qualifies/permits the results of the planet. Without planet's sub lord permits, planet will not be able to give results. Rule No. 5. Cuspal sub lord tells you whether the event is promised or not.

1. Inter-caste marriage : the s/l of VII should be Rahu/Kethu(Kethu will show a lower caste person). 2. Marriage with a Foreigner : The s/l of VII should be Rahu and connected with houses IX and/or XII... 3. Marriage with a widow: The s/l of the VIIIth should be Saturn/Rahu and connected to Venus... Also,the s/l of VII should signify houses II,VII VIII & XI... 4. Marriage with a much older person : The s/l of the VIIth is Saturn... 5. For a woman to have 2 husbands/marry twice : The s/l of the VIIIth,should signify houses VIII,II,III,VII,XI & V... For a man to to have 2 wives : The s/l of the VIIth is Mercury/Jupiter and staioned in a dual sign,and deposited in the stars of the lords of dual signs... 6. To marry a young widow :The s/l of the VIIIth if Venus,if it is Saturn/Rahu ,an aged widow, if Jupiter, one will marry a widow with a child... 7. To get property through wife : The s/l of the VIIIth should signify houses II,III,VII & XI... 8. For an early marriage : The s/l of VII & V are posited in fruitful signs(Cancer,Scorpio and Pisces)... 9. To have many wives : If the s/l of VII is Mercury and stationed in Cancer/Scorpio or deposited in the stars Aslesha or Jyeshta... 10. If the s/l of VII is Jupiter,and connected to houses I,V,VI & VII and(Jup) is aspected by Saturn/Mars, one will have sex with own daughter.Similarly,connected to houses I,III,VI,VII & XII and Jupiter stationed in III, and aspected by Mars/Sat one will have sex with his own sister... 11. For no marriage at all : The s/l of VII must signify VI,X & XII... 12. Separation after marriage : The s/l of VII should signify houses II,VII,VI & XII. 13. To marry sister-in-law,when wife is still alive : Two conditions must be fulfilled,first two wives must be promised in the chart,also, the s/l of IX must signify II,VII & XI... I sincerely hope I have been able to satisfy you Ramani... I suggest you buy the excellent treatise ASTROSECRETS & K.P. by K.Subramaniam

1. If the sublord of the VIIth signifies the houses II,VII & XI...marriage during the conjoint periods of the significators gived marriage...and so on is the general rule... 2. If the s/l of the VIIth signifies Houses II,III,VII & XI, an early marriage is seen. 3. If the s/l of VII signifies II,V,VII & XI...a love marriage is seen... 4. If the s.l of VII signifies V,VI,VII & XII... after marriage separation is seen... 5. If the s/l of VII signifies I,V,VI & XII... love affairs,not ending in marriage are seen. 6. If the s/l of VII signifies V,IX,XII & III, Love affair and subsequent elopement is seen... 7. If the s/l of VII is Merc/Jup and posited in the stars of lords of dual signs,one will have two wives...but only if predominately connected to II & VII... 8. If the s/l of VII is Merc,and stationed in CANCER or SCORPIO or in the stars Aslesha or Jyeshta,signifying houses II,III,VII,one will marry many wives... 9. If the s/l of VII is RAHU and posited in Pisces or Gemini,signifying houses II & VII having SATURN'S aspect...one will marry a widow... 10. If the s/l of the VIIth is Jupiter,connected to the houses I,V,VI & VII,and Jup is posited in V,aspected by Sat/Mars, one will have sex with his own daughter...Similarly, if connected to houses I,III,VI,VII & XII, and posited in the IIrd house,aspected by Mars/Sat, one will have sex with his own sister... .... and so on.... The above is reproduced from the book ASTROSECRETS & K.P.

Second Marriage
Second marriage is indicated if the following two conditions are simultaneously satisfied: 1. 2. The sub-lord of the 7th cusp is deposited in a dual sign or in the constellation of a planet in or owning a dual sign or if the sub-lord of the 7th cusp is Mercury; and The sub-lord of the 7th cusp is also a significator of either of the houses 2 or 11.

If any of the above two conditions is not satisfied, then second marriage is denied. (It is to be noted that signification of 7th house is omitted for the purpose of 2nd marriage.)

What is KP System?
KP or Krishnamurti Paddhati is an excellent system of astrological predictions, conceived and created by the great Indian astrology master late Prof. K.S. Krishnamurti. KP System is based on finer points of Indian and Western astrology and borrows important concepts from many branches of astrology. Regarded as most accurate system of present time, KP System of astrology is easy to learn and easy to apply. Contrary to classical Hindu astrology, KP system is systematic and very well defined.

Here are some of the salient points of KP System:

It divides each Constellation / Star / Nakshatra division into further 9 subdivisions called 'SUBS'. These sub divisions are not equal divisions, but are as per the Vimshottari Dashas Divisions System. KP System uses KP Ayanamsha as opposed to Lahiri Ayanamsha, which is mostly used in Vedic System. The difference between the two is about 6 minutes. KP system uses Cusps which are the house/ bhav beginnings like in Western System, as opposed to House Centres or Bhav Madhyas used in the Vedic system. This system uses Placidus House system which is used very often in Western astrology.

KP system gives importance to the zodiac divisions on the basis of Constellations / Stars / Nakshatras. A planet in its dasha gives results as per its Nakshatra-Swami (Star-Lord) rather than the planet itself. Hence the Planet represents the SOURCE, that Planet's Star-Lord represents the EFFECTS, RESULTS and the Planet's SUB gives an idea of the FINAL DIRECTION of that result. KP uses Ruling Planets' methodology which says that the planets at the time of desire and fructification are always the same. House characteristics are given more importance than the planetary characteristics. KP system discards many popular classical astrology principles like divisional charts and yogas.

(taken from http://www.astrosage.com/kpSystemIntro.asp)

Should I learn Vedic Astrology first before learning KP?

There are pros and cons of starting with Vedic astrology. Vedic astrology is so vast, detailed and hence confusing that you don't know where to stop and switch to KP. There is always a fear to get confused or get into too much detail. It doesn't mean that Vedic astrology is incorrect, but KP astrology is simple, better suited to scientific mind, and straight forward comparatively.

So the recommended approach for learning astrology, is to stick to 6 readers. Six books written by Shri K.S. Krishnamurti, inventor of KP System, are called six readers (http://kpastrology.astrosage.com/Home/resources#TOC-Books-by-Shri-K.-S.-Krishnamurti). You should start with second reader, fundamental principles of astrology and move gradually to other readers. Second reader is an excellent book for astrology beginners which covers essential Vedic astrology and prepares ground for KP.

If yo already have basic knowledge of Vedic astrology, then the recommended approach for learning KP is going to be different. In that case, please refer "How to start learning KP System" section.

Which Dasha to Use?

Dashas are the primary tools in Hindu astrology for timing events. There are various dasha systems used in Hindu astrology for timing of events. Some of the popular dasha systems are Vimshottari Dasha (Udu Dasha), Ashtottari Dasha, Yogini Dasha, Kalchakra Dasha, and Jaimini Char Dasha, etc. KP System uses only Vimshottari Dasha.

What is Fortuna in KP Astrology?

Fortuna is a fast-moving sensitive point in astrology. Fortuna is calculated as follows (Page 98, First Reader "Casting The Horoscope" - 1993 edition) -

Longitude of Fortuna = Longitude of Ascendant + Longitude of Moon - Longitude of Sun

Shri K. S. Krishamurthi, the inventor of KP System, mentioned about Fortuna in the second reader, but he really didn't given much detail. The application and examples are also missing. The general rule is "Fortuna improves the matters of the House where is located." Thus Fortuna in second house improves one's wealth, family etc. Fortuna in fifth house will improve luck in speculation, in having children etc.

Shri K. S. Krishamurti devoted last chapter in Second Reader "Fundamental Principles of Astrology" for Fortuna and can be found on page no. 341 of 1997 edition. In my opinion, Fortuna is still a topic under research as far as KP System is concerned. These reference articles should be useful http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/227 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/12582 http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/dreamhouse/attic/lots/about.html

Combustion in KP
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/21338 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/19631

Oath Chart/ Muhurt Chart in KP

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/5804 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/5820 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/5825 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/5873


Learning Resources (Free Websites and Software)


What is your opinion about correspondence course from KP Stellar Institute (KPSARI) Chennai
It is not recommended. Please check http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/21767

How to start learning KP System

One person should read one book at a time in following order 1. Nakshatra Chintamani & Further Lights on Nakshatra Chintamani by Chandrakant R Bhatt

OR Krishnamurti Siddhant (in three parts) by Jyotindra Hasbe OR Books by Shri Suresh Sahasne

2. KP 6 readers


http://kpastrology.astrosage.com/Home/resources (Books and other learning resources) http://kpastrology.astrosage.com/Home/software (KP Software) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/21767 http://www.astrocamp.com/vedicastrology/2004/05/kp-astrology-books.html

Any KP software comparison?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/4218 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/16006

Which Rahu (& Ketu) calculation is correct - True Rahu or Mean Rahu?
Check " Mean Node vs True Node.doc" in the file section of the k_p_system forum. The k_p_system forum endorses 'Mean Rahu'.

There are so many ayanamsas - KP (Old), KP (New), KP straight line ayanamsa. Which ayanamsa to use?
Astrologers are free to use any ayanamsa which gives them correct predictions. The k_p_system forum endorses KP (New) Ayanamsa. KP (New) ayanamsa is also also written as KPNA.

Original (KP Old) and New KP Ayanamsa (KP New) are the same, except that the Original takes the flat value for the entire year up to the accuracy of minutes only by a table and the "KP New" calculates the value up to the Date of Birth and accuracy of seconds by a formula.

Source: 1. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/19807 2. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/1285

Is Mars Dosha valid according to KP? Is KP definition of Mars Dosha different from Traditional astrology?
Please check Mars Dosha page at http://kpastrology.astrosage.com/mars-dosha

What is Punarphoo?
Please check Punarphoo page at http://kpastrology.astrosage.com/punarphoo

Articles & Research on Birth Time Rectification (BTR)


Dasa Judgment Rules


Why my email is not apporved in k_p_system yahoogroup?


What can be discussed in k_p_system yahoogroup? (and what can not be)
Let me clarify on forum policy of what can be discussed in the forum and what can not. This forum is primarily for discussing K P System. If there is any "astrology" knowledge that can help us in improving our predictions, it is most welcome. This is just an exception condition and it should not be said that this is a place for discussing "other branches of astrology." Mirrorology, Vaastu, Palmistry, Tarot etc. are not even astrology, so we should not discuss it here.

There are some occasions like Quizzes and Blind Charts where we mark it clearly that analysis using all branches of astrology is allowed. By allowing other branches of astrology, we want to see how all branches of astrology are compared as far as predictive capabilities are concerned. Those occasions are clearly marked.

How to search archive and old forum topics?

Old messages can be found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/messages. There is a a search box on this page where you can search by message number or search using keywords. Though YahooGroup serach is not very effective and hence I would recommend using Google search. Google provides a facility to search within only one site. You can do so by entering "Site:[Site Name] Keywords" in Google search box. For example, if we have to find about "Combust Planets" in our forum, please go to Google.com and type following -

site:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system combust planets

Where are Quiz Results
KP YahooGroup keeps conducting quizzes for improving knowledge and testing theories. As these quizzes are very important learning material, we have compiled quizzes and it can be found at http://kpastrology.astrosage.com/Home/kp-yahoogroup/kp-quiz

Where can I found studies done in KP YahooGroup


How to Judge potential of a Birth Chart? How to predict whether a person is destined to achieve big heights in his/ her life according to KP?

Birth Time Rectification

Birth Time Rectification (BTR) using Ruling Planets (RP) method
Note the Ruling Planets at the time of judgment (the time when astrologer has taken up, or commenced, the rectification of birth chart). Ruling planets are 1. Day lord (DL) 2. Moon Sign lord (MSL) 3. Moon Nakshatra lord (MNL) 4. Ascendant Sign lord (ASL) 5. Ascendant Nakshatra lord (ANL)

These five ruling planets should be among Ascendant Sign Lord, Ascendant Nakshatra Lord and Ascendant Sub lord in the birth chart of the native. If the Ruling Planets at the time of judgment are not matching with the Ascendant Sign Lord, Ascendant Nakshatra Lord, and Ascendant Sub lord in native's birth chart, it means the birth time provided to the astrologer is not correct and requires rectification.

The Day Lord is taken as per Hindu day system which starts from Sunrise and ends on the next sunrise. It is NOT calculated from 12 OClock Midnight to next 12 OClock midnight. For example if somebody born on February 11, 2011 at 4:00 AM at Agra, UP, INDIA, it will be Thursday and NOT Friday because 4:00 AM is before sunrise on February 11, 2011.

If Rahu or Ketu are acting as an agent to any of the ruling planets at the time of judgment, those will also be included as ruling planet. For example, if any node (Rahu or Ketu) is in conjunction or receiving aspect from any of the ruling planets, or if it occupies the sign owned by the ruling planet, the node should be included in list of the ruling planets.

In case we need less ruling planets, ruling planets that are in the star or sub of retrograde planets, can be omitted.

Among the ruling planets, Ascendant Nakshatra Lord, Ascendant Sign lord, Moon's Nakshatra Lord, Moon's Sign lord and the Day Lord are taken in order of strength i.e. Ascendant Nakshatra Lord is the most powerful ruling planet and Day lord is the least powerful. This strength is useful when we have to select few among all the ruling planets.

Sway Exaltation Adoration, adulation, reverence Debilitate weaken, hamper