Systems' Approach

Systems' Approach (astrology)

The Systems' Approach for Interpreting Horoscopes is the title of a book by V.K. Choudhry, a well-known author on Indian astrology. The approach is now also referred to as SA in the modern literature of the subject. SA has been used to a significant extent in mundane astrology investigations. National charts have been rectified for a number of countries and discussed on a special discussion list (SAMVA). Given its importance, special attention has been paid to rectifying a chart for the USA based on SA astrology, the SAMVA USA chart.

The approach

Astrology, the ancient wisdom, helps us in understanding the potentialities and weaknesses of our personality to enable us to charter the course of success in our life in the matters of health, career, love, relationships and finances. The horoscopic influences are studied through the placements of planets and the conjunctions and other aspects they make. These influences are read in terms of the strength of the planets, both for the planetary periods (dasa and bhukti) and the current planetary influences (transit). Importantly, the reading is made with reference to the ascending sign worked out on the basis of the birth date, time and place. The aspects help us in identifying the auspicious and inauspicious planetary configurations. The placement of a planet links the significations of the house ruled by it with the significations of its house of placement. A planet owning the 6th, 8th or 12th house becomes a functional malefic planet and is capable of afflicting other placements in the chart. An afflicted planet indicates suffering through the significations ruled by the said planet. The blessed ones are impelled by the divine forces for making use of the ultimate knowledge of astrological remedial measures (Jyotish Remedies) - both propitiating malefic planets and strengthening weak planets through Kavach or Gems. "Based on the planetary influences in a birth chart / horoscope, preventive propitiatory Jyotish/astral Remedies & strengthening measures are best."

Due to the many confusing inconsistencies in the classical texts, V.K. Choudhry has developed the Systems' Approach for Interpreting Horoscopes (SA) to bring out the salient factors in horoscope analysis. His systematic approach has enabled students and practitioners of astrology to easily comprehend the key factors for accurate horoscope interpretation and prediction. SA is growing in popularity internationally due to its clear and simple rules and reliable results. The philosophical basis for his astrological work is to some extent the Ramayana. The home page of V.K. Choudhry offers a free weekly horoscope for each of the twelve ascendants, free online birth horoscope and free access to material for learning Vedic Astrology through the Systems'Approach.


As with most new ideas that challenge traditional approaches, there has been a modicum of controversy about SA among orthodox vedic astrologers. Over time SA has become increasingly accepted as a new branch of vedic astrology with better efficacy and accuracy.


  • V.K. Choudhry and K.R.Choudhry, 2002, Systems´ Approach for Interpreting Horoscopes, Third Revised Edition, Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India. ISBN 81-7082-017-0.

Books by third-parties dealing with SA astrology

  • Dr. Ashwinie Kumar Bansal, 2003, Design Your Baby, Ethnic India Publications, New Delhi, India.
  • David Hawthorne and Prof. V.K. Choudhry, 1999, Astrology for Life, SunStar Publications, Inc; Fairfield, IA, USA.
  • Richard Houck, 1997, Hindu Astrology Lessons, Groundswell Press, Gaithersburg, MD, USA.
  • Denis Laboure, 1999, Astrologie Hindoue, Guy Tredaniel Editeur, Paris, France.
  • Komilla Sutton, 1999, The Essentials of Vedic Astrology, The Wessex Astrologer Ltd., Bournemouth, England.
  • Translations of a number of books on SA astrology in Portuguese by Mr. Jorge Angelino, including: V.K. Choudhry, 2005, Astrologia Védica, Editora Pergaminho, Rua da Alegria, Alcabideche, Portugal.

Articles published by third parities dealing with SA astrology

  • Dealing with Depression in Vedic Astrology, by Stephen Byrnes, PhD, ND, RNCP
  • Just Say Node! The Lunar Nodes in Vedic Astrolgy, by Stephen Byrnes, PhD, ND, RNCP
  • When Good Planets Go Bad: Venus & Jupiter as Functional Malefics In Vedic Astrology, by Stephen Byrnes, PhD
  • Les Maisons, by Denis Labouré
  • Les Planetes: Le Ciel, Peinture du Createur, by Denis Labouré
  • Les Significateurs, by Denis Labouré

Source: International Institute of Predictive Astrology

  • ''Using Ayurveda and Vedic Medical Astrology", by Dr. Dennis Thompson, The Mountain Astrologer, February/March 2008
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