The Tajikas were the ancient Persians, of whom Edgar Cayce has said that while the ancient Hindus and Mayans had very sophisticated systems of predictive astrology, that that of the Persians was the most accurate. Regardless of whether Cayces statement is true or not, the Tajika system has proven itself as a very effective branch of astrology. While Persian style astrology is alive today in bits and pieces in the various schools of western astrology it is in India that a systematic astrology of the Persians has been best preserved. The Tajika system as preserved in India is really quite wonderful and vast; it even includes several planetary strengths, Varga charts, and the exact calculation of Tajika aspectual strength.
The Tajika system depends upon Solar Return or Varshaphal charts to make all the general and specific predictions, and Prashna to answer particular questions put forth by the client. All the possibilities that the astrologer may face can be answered with these two methods of astrological practice. I plan to teach three classes on the Tajika system over the next several months. The first class will be a Varshaphala class, followed by an advanced Varshaphala class and finally a Prashna class.
Varshaphala is the most simple predictive technique to learn. In just 9 weeks of study many students learned to predict better than they did with 1-2 years of Parashara style astrology. It is really such a simple system and has the advantage of one chart focusing on one year and so automatically timing events is much easier – and as every astrologer knows, it is the timing that is the hard part in astrology. With Varshapahala you can always time an event to the year at least with a lot more ease than timing an event to a year with Vimshottari Dasa and with some skill, you can time the event to a day or two with the same amount of effort that it takes predicting the year of an event with Vimshottari. Varshaphala is really the system to study if a person wants to be able to quickly and effectively time events.
The Tajika system of Varshaphala is certainly a great method to discern and precisely time the more important and big events in a given year. Instead of painfully filtering out the events of the year from the many, many events indicated in the birth chart, the Varshaphala or solar return chart allows the astrologer to focus on the year at hand. And with the help of the Varshaphala Patyanini Dasa events can often be timed to the exact day. In this first Varshaphala course will be covered:
1. Calculating the Varshaphala.
2.Tajika Varga Charts
3.The Active Strength of the Planets
4.The Auspicious and Inauspicious strengths of the Planets
5.A planets capacity to produce happiness.
7.The lord of the year and its effects.
8.The Muntha and Muntha lord and its effects.
9.Basic Tajika Yogas
10.Timing events through the Patyanini Dasha.