Rahu & Ketu in VarshaPhala - No Imp given
@ernst I have noticed that in tajika system there is no mention of Ra or Ke's role either in 16 yogas or them influencing year lord , Muntha or muntha lord or any of the sahams, is that the missing link ? or there is logic behind it ? its a bit of a surprise to me as rest of other zodiacal systems use them very heavily
Persian astrology did not use the nodes. Even Brihat Samhita which is based on persian astrology does not use nodes. The Hindu astrologers used nodes and in the last century nodes have propogated to most systems of astrology, but even in western astrology, until recently they ignored the nodes. When i started western astrology one of the first questions astrologers would ask each other was, "do you use the nodes?"
Ask a hindu astrologer that, haha, he will look at you like you are crazy.
I was checking on last few Varshphals for myself and found Ra Ke points makes sense. Like Ra is area of the development in that year and so on. If we look at their house lords and where they sit, just like birth charts, we can expand on it. To find the soul path for that year. I was thinking how each Varshphal connects to the ultimate soul life purpose, will need more observation.
@Yogesh Lohra, Yes, Varshphal is more for timing an event and focus area. However, if we can find the soul purpose even in that one year, would not that be so much more meaningful to the person who is going through setbacks. Why will he go through divorce, financial setback, etc will help to make peace with the sorrow or pain of the event that we predict? I think Varshphal needs to be studied also on Ra Ke axis along the lines of what Ernst explains in birth chart to get deeper meaning of year. So, we get microscopic and macroscopic view of the person's soul and provide the right guidance.