Golden Keys to Jyotisha (Volume VII) by Marc Boney
I am pleased to present to students of the divine science of Indian astrology another volume of my collected articles. K.N. Rao, my jyotisha-guru, always emphasized and encouraged research, beginning with what he called a “micro-research” in which the sample size was 10 to 20 birth charts. Several of the articles in this volume fall into that category.Babel’s Tower, for example, is a study of the charts of people who are inclined to acquire language skills, so much so that they become “polyglots,” defined as individuals fluent in five or more languages. Here I identify the common features in their birth charts, which then become predictive parameters.In an article on the astrology of space exploration, Where No Man Has Gone Before, I examine the chart of those adventuresome men who first went into space in rocket ships, including the astronauts that had the unique destiny of walking on the Moon. I wanted to discover those astrological factors that gave rise to such a special form of travel, and I share my findings in this article.By The Numbers Benign is a different kind of research article. Here I am presenting and illustrating a unique interpretive concept, the application of shubha sankhya yogas in the divisional charts, particularly D-10. I illustrate how natural benefics falling in dusshtana houses get redeemed by such yogas and produce very good results in their periods and sub-periods. Udu’s Clue is not a research article per se, but a presentation and illustration of the critical importance of the nakshatra dispositor for accurately assessing the inherent potentials of any mahadasha lord. I show how certain events that a period brought can only be understood in the light of this interpretive principle This volume concludes with Graha Bala, an article on the important concept of planetary strength and the two quantitative approaches that exist within Jyotisha for measuring this. I demonstrate how vitally important it is to apply these measures when assessing the kind of results any yoga in a birth chart may bring.I hope readers find these articles interesting, but also valuable in further developing their own interpretative abilities.