WHAT'S THE MEANING?
In Hindi culture, a janam kundli, or a kundali, is an astrological chart that is used for horoscopes. A kundli depicts the position of heavenly bodies at an important time in a person’s life. It is said that the ascending and descending of stars, as well as the positions of other heavenly bodies, have significant effects on the outcome of an event. While usually done for a person’s birth, a kundli is also used for weddings and other sacred rituals. The kundli determines a person’s destiny, which cannot be changed. However, the realization of success predicted by a kundli depends on whether the person performs good deeds and helps others.
DID YOU KNOW?
A kundli is divided into 12 houses, and each of the houses represents an aspect of a person’s life. The House of Self, for example, predicts a person’s character, while the House of Wealth predicts his financial success. The 12 houses also represent one heavenly body. As the heavenly bodies change their positions over time, the planet represented in each house depends upon their position in space during a person’s birth. Further predictions about a person’s life can be made when their transitions are studied. Aside from the person’s future, his lucky color, lucky gemstone, and lucky number can also be predicted through the kundli.