Astrology books

Mutual Reception

mrv8[for traditional/western astrologers]

Approximately 43% of us have a mutual reception by sign in our birth chart, ie, when two planets simultaneously occupy each other’s sign. It’s a powerful combination linking the effects of two houses in a chart, yet it’s one of the least understood patterns in astrology. This book, an invaluable reference for any astrologer’s library, describes the effects for each of the 66 combinations of house lord exchange.

The first section of the book defines mutual reception in various forms, and the rules under which they apply. There’s a simple science at work here, and its rigor provides straightforward rules for interpretation. A number of techniques make it clear how to analyse the strength of each mutual reception, identify the control planet and the affected areas of life, and determine the outcome.

There are 66 case studies, one for each combination, eg, an exchange of 3rd/8th house lords. The author provides a general interpretation for each pattern, using the example of a famous person with that same combo, and an analysis of the mutual reception in their chart, showing how to apply the various techniques.

As a concept, mutual reception is almost 2,000 years old, yet there’s been very little written about it. This book is one that astrologers will refer to again and again, not only because 43% of clients have one of these combos, but because it’s also a lesson in how astrology reveals its dignities – as a science with a map, an art with a palette – on each of which the planets leave their tracks.

Kala Sarpa

[for jyotishi, or Vedic astrologers]

Kala Sarpa, “the serpent of time,” is an astrological pattern wherein all of the planets occupy half of the chart as defined by the axis of the moon’s nodes, Rahu and Ketu. Although one in eight people have Kala Sarpa in their charts, few know whether it constitutes a yoga, a sign of power and fortune, or a dosha, an inherent flaw that may irrevocably spoil a life.

Because it isn’t discussed in any of the classic shastras of Jyotisha, the Kala Sarpa pattern is poorly understood by clients and astrologers alike. But now, for the first time in print, this book reveals many vital elements of interpretation that were previously only part of India’s rich oral tradition.

Although interpreting a Kala Sarpa formation can be complicated, the principles of analysis are thoroughly illustrated through the delineation of 36 charts of famous people.

Parivartana Yoga

[for jyotishi, or Vedic astrologers]

Parivartana Yogas are said to be among the most powerful of planetary combinations, having the capacity to link the effects of two astrological houses in a chart. However, aside from what we find explicitly in Mantreswara’s Phala Deepika, there’s little in the literature – neither in the many classics of Jyotisha, nor in modern books – to help us understand these yogas.

In this book, an invaluable reference work for any Vedic astrologer’s library, the author describes the effects for each of the 66 combinations of house lord exchange, also known as mutual receptions. A case study of a famous person accompanies each combination.

In addition to delineations for each of the 66 combinations, the author has also given several general rules for creative analysis, thus providing the practitioner of Jyotisha — whether novice or expert — multiple techniques for further exploration.

Stellar Astrology

[for jyotishi, or Vedic astrologers]

Applications in Vedic astrology (jyotish): a compilation of essays on techniques, in-depth celebrity profiles, and analysis of mundane events. A highly informative reference work for serious students of astrology written by an astrologer experienced in both western and Vedic systems.

Volumes 1 and 2 are available.

Volume 3 is forthcoming in 2019.


You can purchase any of these books in ebook format at Apple, Barnes&Noble, Kobo and Smashwords. Both digital and paperback formats are available at Amazon.

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