Divisions of Astrology | Indian Astrology Divisions

Divisions of Astrology:

The main divisions of Indian Astrology are:

  • Mundane or National Astrology
  • Annual Horoscope
  • Natal Astrology
  • Transit System
  • Horary Astrology
  • Electional Astrology

Explanation of Indian Astrology Divisions:

No. Names of Divisions Explanation
1 Mundane Astrology It deals with the celestial phenomena such as Equinoxes, solstices, new moon, eclipses, planetary conjunctions and comets. It includes a study of the influence of these phenomena upon countries, nations and people.
2 Annual Horoscope It is also called Atmospheric Astrology, which deals with the conditions of the weather, season etc.
3 Natal Astrology Deals with individual horoscopes and foretells the character and destiny of a person.
4 Transit System Effect of changes in planetary configurations (due to their perennial movement) from the position of Moon at the time of birth.
5 Horary Astrology It deals with the science of foretelling the results of any undertaking or transaction based on the zodiacal placement of planets and the rising sign at the moment a question is put to the astrologer. Here the scope is limited to the immediate future.
6 Electional Astrology It teaches us what should be the rising sign, the configuration of planets and other factors, at the time of commencement of a good function. This is done by studying the Thithis, Asterisms, Yogas, Karana and other parameters. Electional Astrology is used to fix the Muhurtha (auspicious time) for conducting weddings, entering a newly constructed house etc.

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