Building on some of the best principles from both Eastern and Western
astrological traditions, authors Hart de Fouw and Robert E. Svoboda present a
synthesized approach to horoscope compatibility analysis, developed over years
of experimentation. This approach blends principles of analysis familiar to
those who have studied Indian astrology with lesser-known techniques culled from
the classic texts and oral traditions of Jyotisha. Their technique bridges the
chasm between Western horoscope comparison and the culture-specific traditions
of Indian astrology.
De Fouw and Svoboda provide sample charts to illustrate the techniques they use; they examine compatibility issues, and look at the strength or potential of a relationship. The authors maintain that your chart outlines your fate only in that it reflects your traits and ideals-karmas dictated by past actions and conditioning-which can be mediated by exercising free will. Chart analysis then becomes a useful tool for self-awareness when examining a relationship: what strengths complement each other and what weaknesses will require conscious work.
A nodding acquaintance with the principles presented in Light on Relationships will make it easier for you to understand the Indian relationship paradigm; a thorough study of the techniques and examples can provide you with valuable tools for evaluating all types of human relationships. This is a most valuable book for contemporary students of Jyotisha and for all astrologers who want to work with relationship potential.
About the Author:
The first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of
Ayurveda (in 1980) and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India, Dr. Svoboda
lived in India from 1973-80 and 1982-86. Since 1985, he has traveled the world
lecturing, consulting, teaching and writing. He serves as Adjunct Faculty at the
Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, and Bastyr University, Kenmore,