Aiming to make relationship analysis accessible to the modern student of Indian astrology. the authors of this text cover the techniques of synastry and explore all the facets of what makes a relationship work or not, including personal karma and goals, family influences, the Ayurvedic constitution or dosha of each individual, and how these elements are revealed.
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"Cornerstone analysis" as DeFouw and Svoboda call it, is blessedly simple and a very helpful first "sweep" to start a relationship reading -- before venturing into poruttham and other complex compatibility techniques. Those of us who had first astrological experience with western psychological style readings will find their technique to compare Sun-Sun, Moon-Moon, Lagna-Lagna, and Venus-Venus very natural. They emphasize the helpful 1-7 & 5-9, medium 3/11 & 4/10, & unhelpful 2/12 & 6/8 angles of the Sun, Moon, Lagna, & Venus as critical "cornerstones" of compatibility. Some discussion of using navamsha lagna or 7th house to see character of spouse. Insightful views of the power of Rahu/Ketu to disturb relationship perceptions. And they find Rahu exalted in Scorpio! Fabulous! Highly recommended to all practicing jyotishi.
As a Western astrologer, I found this book to be by far the best introduction to relationship analysis using Eastern astrology. The authors are adept at teaching the fundamentals of this art in a broad but comprehensive survey, while introducing you to the language and culture of the jyotishi. This text therefore gives a Westerner a nice introduction to the jyotishi's perspective in such a way that a Westerner can understand Eastern astrology in context of its culture. The authors' periodic explanations of how the two systems are different are also insightful and valuable information. The authors are humorous, intelligent, well learned and their language is very practical and down to earth. What I am amazed at is how comprehensive this introductory survey is. Eastern astrology is an ancient, accurate and intricate art, and this text is a great starting point if you are pursuing this path of learning, particularly if you already have a Western perspective.
Here is another gem written by Hart De Fouw, but this time with another great thinker and author Robert Svoboda. Totally unique approach emphasizing the analysis of SAMA DASHA in some cases. And of course the language is as exquisite as before.
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