I took to the study of astrology in 1975 when, due to the imposition of Emergency, I had to give up ideas of a career in journalism. (However, since my 3rd house is strong, I did become a freelance columnist for various newspapers and periodicals.)

So as a part-time student, I studied the traditional Parasari system, basics of Jaimini, Nadi and Ashtakvarga. I also studied Western Astrology (notably in regard to Extra-Saturnine and Retrograde planets, and Primary and Secondary Progressions for Timing of events). My outlook was changed by concepts discussed in books by the late Manik Chand Jain who had done considerable research on Rahu-Ketu. and their dispositors, which he termed as Karmic Control Planets. This led me to the concept of Rahu Tithi position of planets as being the actual force field of the planets. This in turn led to questions on the nature of the Ascendant itself. Simply stated, it was akin to asking – which of the 3 hands of the clock depicts time ? Just the Minute hand or Second hand or the Hour hand cannot be the time. Clearly, all three read together.

So, for nearly two decades, I kept dabbling with different types of sensitive points – for the Ascendant and for the Planets.

The present Research Article is an outcome of all those. It is the first part of the Research. It addresses the issue – what are the sensitive points that depict the big picture of a person’s life. More importantly, how are they related to each other (hence the concept of Circuits). It also details how the three different forms of Karma – Sanchit Karma, Prarabdha Karma and Kriyaman Karma should be astrologically interpreted

I have sought to explain the concepts through the charts of famous personalities from different walks of life – Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Narendra Modi, Osho, Adolf Hitler, Aishwarya Rai, Lata Mangeshkar, Nehru, Indira Gandhi. Mujibur Rahman, Paramhansa Yogananda, Rajeev Gandhi, Vidya Balan, John Kennedy, Vajpayee.

As proof of the pudding (ie validation of the technique), I have provided Timeline charts for several of the above mentioned personalities – these depict the ages at which major events unfolded in their lives, and the corresponding position of the Age Point (moving at 5 degrees per year) over sensitive points detailed in the technique.

Feedback and queries are welcome.

Jatin Jhala