Horoscope in Vedic Astrology

  1. Adhama - The lowest or bad

  2. Adhimas - Lunar leap months which occur every once in a while in order to adjust the lunar calendar.

  3. Agamas Shaivite - scriptures

  4. Agni Vedic - sacred fire

  5. Aranyaka Vedic - forest texts

  6. Artha - pursuit of wealth

  7. Aryan - people of spiritual values

  8. Asanas - yogic postures

  9. Ashram - state or stage of life

  10. Atharva Veda - fourth Veda

  11. Atman - the Divine Self

  12. Avatar - incarnation of God

  13. Ayurveda - Vedic Medicine

  14. Adhi yoga: This yoga is formed if benefic planets are placed in 6th, 7th and 8th places/houses from the Moon in a

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  16. Amla yoga: The 10th house from Moon or the ascendant being occupied by a benefic planet forms this yoga.

  17. Anpha yoga: This yoga is formed if there is any planet, other than the Sun, in the 12th house from the Moon.

  18. Argala: A term used in Jaimini astrology. It means obstacles.

  19. Aristha yoga: An inauspicious combination.

  20. Aroodha lagna: Count as many places from the ascendant lord as the ascendant lord is situated from the ascendant in the birth chart. The sign falling in that house is the Aroodha Lagna.

  21. Antardasha:  Sub-period.

  22. Ashtakvarga: The name consists of two words ‘Ashtak’ means ‘eight’ and ‘varga’means ‘groups’. It is a unique system, which considers eight sources of energy to which each planet in a chart is subjected. This system is useful in predictive astrology. The eight constituents, as considered in this system, are the seven planets and the ascendant (lagna). The nodes of the Moon viz.

  23. Rahu and Ketu are not included in this system.

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  25. B

  26. Bhagavad Gita - scripture of the avatar Krishna

  27. Bhakti Yoga - Yoga of Devotion

  28. Bhuktis - planetary time periods, minor

  29. Brahmacharya - control of sexual energy; state of life of learning and purity

  30. Brahma - form of the Hindu trinity governing creation

  31. Brahman - the Absolute or ultimate reality

  32. Brahmanas - Vedic ritualistic texts

  33. Brahmins - people of spiritual values

  34. Brihaspati - Vedic God of the ritual, the planet Jupiter

  35. Buddha - ninth avatar of Vishnu

  36. Bhagyasthan: The house of luck viz. the 9th house

  37. in a birth chart.

  38. Bhavas: Houses of a horoscope.

  39. Bhinashtakvarga: A table showing sign wise auspicious points of each planet as

  40. per a chart.

  41. Budhaditya Yoga: If in a chart Mercury and Sun are placed together, this yoga is formed which gives sharp intellect and studious habits to the native.

  42. According to some this Yoga is near perfect and strong if these two

  43. planets are about 10 degrees apart.

  44. Badhaka sthanapati: Lord of an obstructive house.

  45. Bhagyasthan: The 9th house in a birth chart.

  46. Bhagyavahana yoga: Combinations which give luck and vehicle to the native.

  47. Bhagyesh: The lord of the 9th house in a chart.

  48. Bhava chart: Relocation of planets of a birth chart after defining the boundaries of all the houses.

  49. Budhaditya yoga: A benefic combination due to conjunction of Mercury and Sun.

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  51. C

  52. Chakra - spinning circle

  53. Chalitchakra - chart of houses as opposed to the rasi chakra which is the chart of signs

  54. Chamara - A white or light gray fluffy whisk fan made out of a yak tail

  55. Chandala - This is the name of one of the lowest rungs of human society

  56. Chandra -  the Moon

  57. Chandrashtama - This is when the Moon transits in the eighth sign from a person's rising sign and is not considered good at all

  58. Chandrodaya - moonrise

  59. Chara dasha - dasha system propounded by Sage Jaimini

  60. Chara - This means movable and is often used in combination with rasi to indicate the movable signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

  61. Chatur - Four.

  62. Chaturdasi - This is the fourteenth tithi or lunar day.

  63. Chaturmas - Literally means the four months of winter. During this period many yogis and devotees practice more strict austerities to help them in their spiritual advancement.

  64. Chaturtamsha - Literally means four parts and refers to the four-part divisional or varga chart. The chaturtamsha chart fills in more information than the fourth house about one's home, happiness and matters relating to the fourth house.

  65. Chaturthi - This is a combination of the two words chatur and tithi and therefore refers to the fourth lunar day of both the dark and bright halves of the lunar month.

  66. Chatuspada - a four-footed animal such as a cow or a horse

  67. Chaya graha - chaya means shadow and graha means planet; referring to Rahu and Ketu,

  68. Cheshta - Motion; chesta bala refers to motional strength.

  69. Chalit chart: Another name for a Bhava Chart.

  70. Chhappad phaadke: Indian slang phrase for receiving

  71. wealth as a wind fall.

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  73. D

  74. Dashas - planetary time periods, major

  75. Dharana - yogic concentration or attention

  76. Dharma - teaching or religion; honor or status

  77. Dhatus - bodily tissues in Ayurvedic Medicine

  78. Dhyana - meditation

  79. Doshas - biological humors of Ayurvedic medicine

  80. Durga - the Goddess as the destroyer of demons

  81. Dashamsha: Tenth part of a sign.

  82. Dhaiya: A period of two and a half years. It is generally related to the transit of Saturn in certain houses.

  83. Daridra Yoga: The word Daridra means poverty therefore all such combinations that cause poverty or lack of prosperity come under this heading. There are many such combinations, but basically, association of the lord of 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th or 11th house with 8th or 12th house in particular due to sign exchange, conjunction, aspect or constellations can give rise to an inauspicious yoga which may obstruct prosperity.

  84. Durudhara yoga: Planets other than Sun being posited

  85. in houses on each side of the house

  86. where Moon is posited.

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  88. E

  89. Ekadashi - The eleventh tithi or lunar day.

  90. Ekadhipatya - This refers to a planet which owns two signs.

  91. Ephemeris - A book wherein you can find the positions of the planets.

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  93. G

  94. Ganesh - elephant faced God who destroys all obstacles

  95. Gayatri - Vedic chant for awakening the soul

  96. Grihastha - householder stage of life

  97. Gunas - prime qualities of nature

  98. Guru - spiritual teacher

  99. Gajkesari Yoga: Jupiter being placed at a square position from the Moon gives rise to this auspicious yoga. This auspicious yoga gives wealth,

  100. name and fame to the native.

  101. Guruchandal Yoga: Combination formed by Jupiter and

  102. Rahu.

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  104. H

  105. Hanuman - the monkey God

  106. Hatha Yoga - Yoga of the physical body

  107. Hinduism - modern name for the Vedic teaching

  108. Homa - Vedic worship, Fire offerings

  109. Hum - great mantra of Agni and Shiva

  110. Hora Chart: A chart used for assessing the financial position of a native.

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  112. Indra - Vedic God of being or life

  113. Ishwara - the cosmic Creator

  114. Itihasas - Hindu epics

  115. Indu lagna: A specially determined ascendant, which is considered for assessing the financial prosperity of a native

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  117. J

  118. Jainism - non-orthodox form of Vedic/Aryan teaching emphasizing non-violence

  119. Jnana Yoga - Yoga of Knowledge

  120. Jyotish - Vedic Astrology

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  122. K

  123. Kailas - the world mountain

  124. Kali - the dark form of the Goddess

  125. Kali Yuga - dark or iron age

  126. Kalki - tenth avatar of Vishnu

  127. Kama - pursuit of desire

  128. Kapha - biological water humor

  129. Kapila - great Hindu sage, founder of the Sankhya system of philosophy

  130. Karakas - planetary significators

  131. Karma - Law of Cause and Effect

  132. Karma Yoga - Yoga of Work or Service

  133. Kashmiri Shaivism - Shaivite philosophy of medieval Kashmir

  134. Ketu - south node of the Moon, dragon's tail

  135. Krishna - eighth avatar of Vishnu

  136. Kriya Yoga - yoga of technique

  137. Kshatriya - people of political values

  138. Kundalini - serpent power, power of subtle body

  139. Kalanidhi Yoga: If Jupiter is posited in the 2nd or 5th house and it is aspected by or it is conjunct Mercury and Venus then this yoga is formed.

  140. This yoga is also formed if Jupiter is posited in Taurus, Gemini, Virgo or

  141. Libra sign and aspected by Mercury and Venus.

  142. Kalpurusha Kundali: It is the chart of the imaginary entity personifying the ‘Kaal’ or time. Basically it is the chart of Aries ascendant.

  143. Karaka: Significator.

  144. Kemadruma Yoga: If there are no planets, other than the Sun, placed with natal Moon or in the 2nd or 12th place from natal Moon or in square houses (Kendra bhavas) from the ascendant then this yoga is formed. This combination causes lack of education and intelligence, and suffering due to

  145. poverty, sorrows and unfavourable conditions.

  146. Ketu: The South node of Moon.

  147. Kala: Certain root numbers assigned to planets other than Rahu and Ketu for determining the Indu Lagna.

  148. Karma: Law of action.

  149. Kendradhipaatya dosha: Malefic nature acquired by a planet due to its lordship of two square houses.

  150. Kendra: The square houses viz. 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses in a chart.

  151. Ketu: The South node of the Moon.

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  153. L

  154. Lakshmi - Goddess of prosperity and beauty; consort of Vishnu

  155. Lalita - Goddess of bliss

  156. Laya Yoga - Yoga of absorption into the sound-current (nada)

  157. Lagna: The ascendant.

  158. Lakshmi Yoga: If the ascendant lord is strong and the 9th lord is in its own or its exaltation sign in a square or trine house, this yoga is formed. As a

  159. result of this yoga the native is wealthy, good administrator and

  160. enjoys good reputation.

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  162. M

  163. Mahabharata - epic story of Krishna

  164. Mahavakyas - great sayings of Vedantic knowledge

  165. Mahayana - great vehicle, northern school of Buddhism

  166. Manas - mind or emotion

  167. Mantra - spiritual or empowered speech

  168. Manu - Vedic original man, founder of human culture

  169. Marmas - sensitive bodily points used in Ayurvedic treatment

  170. Maya - illusion

  171. Mayavada - doctrine that the world is unreal

  172. Meru - the world mountain

  173. Mimamsa - ritualistic form of Vedic philosophy

  174. Moksha - pursuit of liberation

  175. Mahabhagya Yoga: This yoga is formed in a male chart if the birth is during daytime and Sun, Moon and the ascendant should fall in odd signs.

  176. In the chart of a female born during nighttimes this yoga is formed if Sun,

  177. Moon and the ascendant fall in even signs.

  178. Mantras: Potent words usually in Sanskrit which cast good or bad influence on

  179. the person who recites them.

  180. Mooltrikona rashi: Positive signs assigned to planets viz.

  181. Sun – Leo, Moon – Taurus, Mars –Aries, Mercury – Virgo, Jupiter –

  182. Sagittarius, Venus – Libra and Saturn– Aquarius.

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  184. N

  185. Nada - the sound current of the subtle body

  186. Nadis - nerves of the subtle body

  187. Nataraj - Shiva as lord of the cosmic dance

  188. Nirvana - liberation, the state of peace

  189. Niyamas - yogic observances

  190. Nyaya and Vaisheshika - Hindu philosophies; two of the six systems

  191. Nakshatras: Constellations.

  192. Navamsha: The ninth part of a sign.


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  195. O

  196. Om - The mantra of the Divine

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  198. P

  199. Pancha Karma - five Ayurvedic purification methods

  200. Parashurama - sixth avatar of Vishnu

  201. Parvati - the consort of Shiva

  202. Patanjali - main teacher of classical Yoga system

  203. Pitta - biological fire humor

  204. Prakriti - great Nature, matter

  205. Prana - breath or life-force

  206. Prana Yoga - Yoga of the life-force

  207. Pranayama - yogic control of the breath

  208. Pratyahara - yogic control of mind and senses

  209. Puja - Hindu worship, flower offerings

  210. Puranas - Hindu mythological texts

  211. Purusha - pure consciousness, spirit

  212. Paap Kartari: Any house falling in between two houses where inauspicious planets are posited.

  213. Panch Tatvas: The five elements, which are ‘Agni’ (Fire), ‘Jal’ (Water), ‘Vayu’ (Air), ‘Aakash’ (a finer non physical element).

  214. Prakram: Might or Valour.

  215. Prastarashtak Varga: The table representing the benefic points contributed by each planet in respect of each Ashtakvarga.

  216. Pratyantardasha: The sub-sub- period.

  217. Pada: A term used in Jaimini astrology. A

  218. pada lagan is a house as far from lagna

  219. lord as the lagna lord is from the

  220. lagna.

  221. Panch Mahahpurusha yoga: Five types of combinations formed when any of the five planets viz. Mars,Mercury, Venus, Jupiter or Saturn occupy its own sign or its exaltation sign in a square house in a chart.

  222. Panpara bhavas: The succedent houses viz. 2nd,5th,8th and 11th.

  223. Paya vichar: Consideration of the position of Moon for assessing the transit results of Saturn.

  224. Poorva puniya: Accumulation of previously done good actions.

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  226. R

  227. Radha - consort of Krishna

  228. Rahu - north node of the Moon; dragon's head

  229. Rajas - quality of energy or agitation

  230. Raja Yoga - integral or royal yoga path of Patanjali

  231. Rama - seventh avatar of Vishnu

  232. Ramayana - epic story of Rama

  233. Rasayana - Ayurvedic rejuvenation methods

  234. Rig Veda - oldest Hindu scripture; Veda of chant

  235. Rishis - ancient Vedic seers

  236. Rudra - terrible or wrathful form of Shiva

  237. Rahu: The North node of Moon.

  238. Rajya Yoga: The name implies such combinations, which give the native a king like status. Rajya Yoga may be formed in many ways. In Vedic Astrology the

  239. square and trine houses of the chart are considered auspicious. A relation

  240. between these two types of houses is considered very auspicious and

  241. all such combinations are termed as Rajya Yoga.

  242. Rashi: Zodiacal sign. In Hindu astrology it signifies the sign in which natal Moon is posited in a birth chart.

  243. Rashi parivartan yoga: Yoga formed due to exchange of signs

  244. between two planets.


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  247. S

  248. Sama Veda - Veda of song

  249. Samadhi - absorption, bliss

  250. Sankhya - Vedic philosophy of cosmic principles

  251. Sanskrit - Vedic and mantric language

  252. Sannyasa - stage of life of renunciation and liberation

  253. Santana Dharma - the eternal teaching; traditional name for the Hindu religion

  254. Saraswati - Goddess of speech, learning, knowledge and wisdom

  255. Sat - being

  256. Sattva - quality of truth or light

  257. Sautrantika - Buddhist philosophy of the momentariness of all things

  258. Savitar - Vedic Sun god as the guide of Yoga

  259. Shakti - the power of consciousness and spiritual evolution

  260. Shankara - the great philsopher of non-dualistic Vedanta

  261. Shiva - form of the Hindu trinity governing destruction and transcendence

  262. Shudras - people of sensate values

  263. Shunyavada - Buddhist philosophy that everything is void  

  264. Sita - consort of Rama

  265. Skanda - the war God

  266. So'ham - natural mantric sound of the breath

  267. Soma - Vedic God of bliss

  268. Srotas - channel systems used in Ayurvedic medicine

  269. Surya - Vedic Sun God or god of the enlightened mind

  270. Shadbala: A system of determining strength

  271. of planets.

  272. Sarvashtak Varga: It indicates the good or bad influence of planets relative to

  273. different houses of a chart.

  274. Sloka: A Sanskrit verse.

  275. Sooksham dasha: The sub-sub-sub period.

  276. Subh Kartari: Any house falling in between two houses where auspicious planets are posited.

  277. Sanchit karma: Accumulated results of previous Karma.

  278. Sapt dhanya: Seven types of grains assigned to planets.

  279. Shloka: A Sanskrit verse.

  280. Sooksham dasha: The sub-sub-period.

  281. Subh bindu: Auspicious points.

  282. Subh rekha: Auspicious lines.

  283. Subh sthanas :Certain fixed places with respect to the natal Moon where planets give benefic results while transiting.

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  285. T

  286. Tamas - quality of darkness and inertia

  287. Tantra - medieval yogic and ritualistic Indian texts

  288. Tara - the Goddess in her role as savior


  290. Trik bhavas: Evil houses viz. the 6th, 8th and 12th.

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  292. U

  293. Upanishads - Vedic philosophical texts

  294. Upachya bhavas: Progressive houses viz. 3rd, 6th, 10th

  295. and 11th.

  296. Uppada: A term used in Jaimini astrology. It is

  297. a pada of 12th lord.

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  299. V

  300. Vaishyas - people of commercial values

  301. Vak - Divine Word, the Goddess

  302. Vanaprastha - hermitage stage of life

  303. Varna - Social Value or Class

  304. Vata - biological air humor

  305. Vedas - ancient scriptures of India

  306. Vedanta - Vedic philosophy of Self-knowledge

  307. Vedic Science - integral spiritual science of the Vedas

  308. Vijnana - intelligence

  309. Vijnanavada - Buddhist philosophy that consciousness alone exists

  310. Vishnu - form of the Hindu trinity governing preservation

  311. Vargotam: If any planet falls in the same sign in the Navamsha Chart (D-9 Chart) as it was in the birth chart then it is called a Vargotam planet.

  312. Vedanta: This means end of the holy Hindu Books called Vedas. The Vedanta

  313. Philosophy is the esoteric information contained in the concluding portions of the Vedas.

  314. Vedh sthanas: Places of obstructions and these are also counted from the natal Moon, where the posited planet obstructs

  315. the auspicious results of a planet transiting over a subh sthana

  316. Vimshotri dasha: A sequence of planetary periods

  317. generally used in Hindu astrology.


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  320. Y

  321. Yajna - sacrifice, sacred ritual

  322. Yajur Veda - Veda of ritual or sacrifice

  323. Yamas - yogic attitudes

  324. Yantra - geometrical meditation designs

  325. Yoga - techniques of developing and integrating energy

  326. Yoga Sutras - classical text of Patanjali on Yoga

  327. Yogi - practitioner of yoga

  328. Yugas - world-ages

  329. Yogakaraka Planet: A planet related to a square as well as a trine house in a chart.

  330. Yogas: In astrology this term signifies certain combinations, which give

  331. either positive or negative results.


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