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How to Judge a Horoscope, Vol. 1
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on March 1, 2016
B.V. Raman takes a very simplistic and black and white approach to Vedic Astrology in this series. Boiling his conclusions down to "good" or "bad" using methods that don't demonstrate Vedic Astrology's utility as a tool for guidance.

This is not to say I don't believe in "good" or "bad" outcomes but you must flush out Raj Yoga's, mahadasha, and other divisional charts to call a position "Good" or "Bad". Many charts he seemed bad did indeed have potential if proper guidance was implied.

One may say "Well this is just the basics, he's not supposed to be teaching us everything!" Yes, this is true. If you are going to teach the basics do not swindle your audience by reaching these black and white conclusions, this leads to very bad habits and misunderstandings. Show your audience how to read a chart and in "life-terms" the kind of things a person with a certain chart may run into.

This book is very old school and the fact that it is still revered is an accurate representation of how slow moving the subject is and how close minded those who study it are.
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on April 20, 2012
Both volumes, one and two, are very helpful to analyze horoscope that includes different aspects of effect on house and it's lord.
Some real time examples help to understand it better. Need to have both volumes.
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on June 12, 2009
The author just gives different combination of planets saying which are powerful and which are not, without explaining the reasoning behind the statements. Also the book is full of mistakes. I did not learn anything from reading the book.
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on August 19, 2016
Good book but jumps into charts without explaining basics. Probably a book for people who has knowledge on basics of vedic astrology.
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on February 4, 2015
2 star for print quality. 5 star for content. Amazon is ripping off by selling these substandard printed $2 books for over $10. Not fair.
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on August 7, 2015
This and its companion volume are essential reading for any Vedic astrologer. I have had my copies for several decades and find myself referring to it still. It should be re-read at least every few years as you will learn from it no matter what your level of experience from beginner to very advanced. You will grow into this book.
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on May 27, 2003
This is a fascinating book and makes Vedic astrology very simple to understand. B V Raman's expositon of the subject is insightful.
Too long astrology has suffered in the hands of quacks. It is high time that educated people with logical temprament started touching astrology. This book goes a long way in that direction.
B V Raman combines the learning of many eastern savants on the subject in two volumes. The result is a powerful , and yet very succint, exposition of astrology in a way that appeals to a logical and scientific mind .
As a practioner of Vedic astrology for last 10 years, I recommend this book to all. It will benefit beginers, intermediate and advanced practioners of astrology.
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