Astrology has been the domain of sages and Brahmins.
Sages from pre Vedic era had very good knowledge of
Astrology. There are three main sub-divisions of
(1) Samhita : This deals with collectivity or
multitudes. It encompasses such varied areas as weather
forecasts, agricultural produce, natural disasters,
floods, famines, wars, earthquakes, cyclones, market
trends, changes in government, national and international
events, and virtually anything that influences the masses.
The annual world predictions which are generally based
either on Hindu New Year commencing on the Chaitra Shukla
Pratipada, or on the solar Ingress into Mesha, fall under
the Samhita astrology.
(2) Siddhanta or Tantra or Ganita :
This deals with the mathematical aspects of astrology.
There are several treatises on Siddhanta Astrology but
five among them are considered as particularly important.
a) Surya Siddhanta
b) Paulisha Siddhanta
c) Romaka Siddhanta
d) Vasishtha Siddhanta
e) Paitamaha Siddhanta
A proficiency in these is considered as a prerequisite for
a good astrologer, according to the celebrated Varahmihira
3) Hora : It deals with :
a) Individual horoscopes, or Jataka, or natal
charts of a person.
b) Muhurta or electional Astrology, which concerns
itself with the election of favorable planetary
dispositions to achieve specific accomplishments in
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