Predicting with KP Horary Astrology
The application of every science is an art. This is equally true for the science of Astrology, which has many principles tested over thousands of years in various domains of human life. However, the results yielded through these principles undergo variation due to individual differences in perception, learning, astrological background (Gharana/Parampara), and experiences of the astrologer. Many a times, such individual idiosyncrasies may tend to distort the original astrological dictum applicable for making a prediction, resulting in wrong prognostication by the applicant (or the astrologer). This article provides an exposition on the fundamental principles of deriving predictions from Krishnamurthy Paddhati (KP) Horary Astrology. This article would look into some of the basic tenets of KP Horary, its principles of application, contentious issues, and some case studies explaining the methodology to administer KP Horary. This article is not any original contribution towards the science of astrology rather a revisit to some of the golden rules of horary astrology as applied to the
Krishnamurthy Paddhati that many of the modern Astrologers have rendered to oblivion.
Horary astrology is one of the four main stems of astrology, which is meant to answer specific queries of substantive interest asked by clients and people to the astrologer. Note, the query has to be specific and not anything, that is vague or unstructured. For example, even though it might be possible to offer answer to queries such as “Can I get a job someday?” it is always advisable to ask the querent to frame specific questions relating to his matter of interest such as “Will I be getting this job for which I have given the interview? If so, when shall I get the appointment letter?” Therefore, the first basic rule to follow in KP Horary is: Have well-articulated, specific questions from querent in order to know exactly which houses to judge.
The above rule is one of the most important things that an astrologer endeavouring to apply KP Horary principle must follow to start with. This is for two reasons. Firstly, at the very outset it is necessary for the astrologer to know what are the houses that must be studied in order to offer the prediction. Secondly, the knowledge of the houses to be judged gives a full idea to the astrologer to test whether the question posed to him is genuine or not.
The second basic rule in KP horary pertains to the source of the query, which will lead to the third basic rule. In the second basic rule, the astrologer must first be clear as to the Source from which the query comes. That is, ‘who’ is the person making the query? There can be only 3 sources:
1. A person asks questions pertaining to himself (i.e. related to him only). For example, a person might ask questions “Is there any marriage for me?” or “Will I be able to get my visa this time?” or “Will I be getting this business contract?” etc. All these question relate only to the individual himself who is asking the question.
2. A person asks question about things not related to himself. For example, “Will my daughter get married through this alliance?” or “Will my father in law survive this surgical operation?” etc.
3. The astrologer poses the question out of self-interest. These questions could be anything that catches the fancy of the astrologer or any question in which he may get interested for some reason. For example, “When will the electricity resume in my
home/office?” or “Will any client visit me today?” etc.