Read Your Own Horoscope: A Step-By-Step Tutorial to Vedic Astrology

Under the guidance of Pt. Punarvasu, Indastro has been serving astrology patrons since 2001. Backed by years of experience and unique insights from ancient books & sources that are 1500 to 5500 years old, this free Vedic astrology tutorial has been put together with an objective of helping people better their lives. These free lessons from Indastro will help you read your own horoscope. For which you must keep the following points in mind:

  • Go step by step. Until you have mastered one step, do not move to the next.
  • Do not just read, but apply these principles on your own horoscope
  • In the begining, just pay attention to just reading and analyzing a birth chart, rather can drafting one.
  • Go in the same order of lessons as is provided here.
  • Practice and more practice.

Kundali Matching

Vedic astrologers have been approached for Kundli reading of the perspective bride and groom since ages. Kundli Milaan or Horoscope Matching is an age-old practice in Hindu culture, especially in arranged marriages. It is the first step to assess to the compatibility of an alliance to be formed.

Why Kundli Matching is important

While the success of a marriage depends on your own values, tolerance, and adjustment skills, these traits in a person are easily known by reading his or her horoscope. And they can be matched with another horoscope by special Vedic techniques. 

Horoscope matching helps in assessing the difficulties that a couple might face in their marital life. Kundli match making acts as a guiding force, giving you a snapshot of which of your areas are strong as a couple and where would you need to work upon.

Vedic astrology enthusiasts are usually familiar with the concept of Guna Milaan. In fact, Guna Milaan and Kundli matching for marriage are often seen as the same. This is not the case. Guna Milaan is just one part of it. While matching Janam Kundli of both bride and groom, several factors are assessed. The position of natal Moon is assessed in both the partner’s chart. For example, if your Moon occupies the 6th house and your partner’s Moon is placed 8th from there, it is considered inauspicious for a marriage. The strength of 7th house of partner and 7th lord is also taken into account when conducting horoscope matching. An expert astrologer would also assess both the chart for presence of Mangal Dosha. If it exists in both the chart, the effect nullifies but if it exists in one of the charts, some serious remedies are suggested to mitigate the harmful effects based on the severity of the Dosha.

Factors considered in Kundli Matching?

Dasa of both prospective partners is also assessed. For example, if both partners are undergoing through an negative dasa period at the same times in life, chances of a successful union are low. D9 chart is also given special attention during kundli matching for marriage. It is the Navamsa chart or D9 in a Janam Kundli relating to partner and marriage. Saptansha chart or D7 also needs to be looked into to assess progeny possibilities of the couple. Other than these aspects, Guna Milaan or Guna Milap is also a major parameter of assessing the possibility of success of a prospective alliance.

It is a kind of tool which is based on 8 different parameters that are assessed. These parameters are called Kutas. Each Kuta is assigned some points called Gunas. Together these Gunas are 36 in total. It is said that at least 50% of the Gunas should match for a marriage to work smoothly. This is called Ashthakoot Milaan and the points system is given below:


 Kutas  Factor Assessed  Points
 Varna  Work  1
 Vashya  Harmony, loyalty  2
 Tara or Dina
 Fortune  3
 Yoni  Understanding, sexual compatibility
 4
 Graha Maitri  Cooperation, interests  5
 Gana  Temperament  6
 Bhakoot  Happiness, mindset  7
 Nadi  Stability, health, progeny
 8

While you might rely on the Guna Milaan software available easily, this is not always the most reliable method to assess compatibility. An expert astrologer can do a comprehensive Kundli Milaan which is beyond the realm of usual Guna Milaan software.

Is it crucial to match Kundli before marriage?

Kundli Matching is a tool to help you make informed decisions. In rare cases does an astrologer suggest to cancel the marriage. There are usually remedies to nullify the negative aspects of the union. Since ages, people have relied on Vedic astrology horoscope matching. Marriage is not just a meeting of two souls, there are families involved and many other aspects that later govern compatibility such as career choices, health forecast, progeny possibilities and luck quotient. While two people can certainly get to the depth of each other’s temperament and form a good understanding with each other, these elements are beyond their reach before marriage.

This is where horoscope matching comes into play, to know the possible areas of difficulties beforehand so that they can be worked upon. This is specifically true for arranged marriages. Fortune always gives a chance to you to spot the right person. You must make the most of that one opportunity. Horoscope matching lets you choose the most compatible partner out of the available choices.

In case of love marriage, mismatching of horoscopes is not a reason enough to not marry the person you love. It can in fact be used as a tool to assess the possible weaknesses in your marriage and work upon them together.