Prof. B. J. RaoAstrology is a Vedic science. It has astronomy as its base. For preparing
a comprehensive horoscope a lot of calculations have to be made. Preparing Astaka-Vargas,
Shodasa Vargas, their strengths etc. take a lot of time. Normally a comprehensive
horoscope can be prepared and cast with accuracy after labouring for at least 6
hours assisted by another person. This is only the mathematical calculations part
which is essential of fairly accurate predictions. In all about 10 hours hard labour
gives a horoscope with predictions. Thus the Astrologers are handicapped with more
work, less turnover few monitory gains. In this jet age rocket age this slower out
put neither helps an astrologers
nor the consultant. Repeated postponement of delivery
of a horoscope attracts brick fats, rather than fee. Added to this any slip in a
calculation or a mistake instead of 3 for 2 makes the horoscope useless. Thus manually
prepared horoscopes have become out dated.
Fortunately we are in an age of electronics. The calculations which take by human
manual power for 10 hours, are done by a properly programmed computer horoscope
in about 7 minutes including printing. There is no scope for ever 0.001% error,
of course, if programmed correctly. Most of the computer horoscope packages are
99.99% accurate as far as the data and calculations are concerned. Regarding the
prediction part, it all depends on the person who prepared the data files for the
computer horoscope. They may be highly learned or Medicare. It all depends on the
Astrologers engaged the programmer. In my 15 years of experience as a computer horoscope
user, I find that the package supplied by Future Point (P) Ltd., Delhi is the best.
I was the Ist person in Andhra Pradesh to start a computer horoscope center as long
back as 1980. I got a package made by (State) R.B.S. Mani of Bombay on 2x spectrum.
It could not show retrogression of planets in it. Subsequently in 1989 I had the
good fortune of meeting Sri. Arun K. Bansal. In view of my seniority, ICAS he kindly
gave me Teva (Calculations etc only). The Future Point computer horoscope gave me
large access to difficult calculations with which I could publish "Planetary Aspects
A Conjunctions", "Rational Astrology" and The "Fallacies in Astrology". Had I depended
on manual work with ephemeris, the take of houses etc. I would not have come across,
the intricacies of Astrology to write those three books.
By feeding the Name, Date, Time or Place of birth the computer horoscope gives different
types or modules of horoscopes, from simple Rasi, navamsas, degrees of planets and
the balance of planet period to detail charts, Friendship and enemity of planets
in the horoscope, Astakavargas, trikona reduction of Astakavargas, shodasa Vargas,
strengths of planets and houses, Ashtottari dasa, Vimsottari dasa and so on. The
periods, subperiods can be made to the minutest division. With just one or two commands
the horoscope can be had in K.P.System or conventional system. The choice of ayanamsa
is made very easy.
The most wrong some part of Marriage matching is made easy and accurate in computer
packages. Future Point also has lightened the work of astrologers, by providing
easy access to Muhurtas through its computer horoscope package. The computer horoscope
has become a boon to a busy; but worried man about his future. If he can not readily
find an astrologer, he can get his horoscope made with predictions by just phoning
up his data. The annual predictions give a lot of relief to a consultant. Some people suddenly fix up their matrimonial alliances. They can not find a suitable astrologer
in time to fix up the muhurta. Then the computer horoscope comes handy. He can have
a good hitable muhurta in ten minutes.
Thanks to computer horoscopes many new Astrologers are entering the field. The Astrologers
who could make hardly their living making laborious calculations and preparing horoscope
are now in a position to read a dozen computer horoscopes a day and earn ten to
twenty times of what they could earn with manual horoscopes. In fact the astrologers
have become richer happier due to the computer horoscopes, than the computer horoscope
programmers themselves. Today astrology has become very popular in every home in
India, may! every house in the civilized world, to more on account of computer horoscopes.
Than the astrologer. The day is not far for the computer horoscopes to predict natural
calamities like earth quacks, cyclones etc besides diseases, accidents its in human