There are many, many types of astrological strengths: Shad Bala, strength due to dignity, exaltation strength, strength due to a planet’s condition (its Avasthas), etc. Many of the most important and most useful astrological techniques are presented to us by the ancient texts in the forms of these many types of strengths. These many strengths and understanding their psychosocial and predictive values are the cornerstone of all systematic astrological techniques. Learning these different strengths will, therefore, provide you with most of what you need in order to predict future events.