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The Qualities of an Astrologer

Vedic astrology has been always kept in high pedestal and an astrologer are even called “daivagya” meaning knower of ways of God or the Cosmos. The astrologers are known to be trikalgya meaning knower of all three parts of the time, past, present, and future. As said, “Great power comes with great responsibility”, so the person endowed with such power must have some responsibility. Responsibility and power could be judged by rules and regulations in respect of the duty and standards to be maintained by such a person. 

Astrologers are no exception and they must have certain qualities to be qualified as true astrologers. Ancient sages have clearly made those qualifications and rules to be followed by an astrologer and those who practice Astrology without them can be anything but not the true astrologer.

Maharishi Parashar in his monumental work on Astrology, “Brihat Parashar Hora Shashtra” followed by most of the Vedic astrologers, has provided qualities of astrologer in shlokas 39 and 40 of chapter 27.

गणितेषु प्रवीणो यः शब्दशास्त्रे कृतश्रमः ।
न्यायविद् बुद्धिमान् देशदिक्कालज्ञो जितेन्द्रियः॥

ऊहापोहपटुर्होरास्कन्धश्रवणसम्मतः ।
मैत्रेय सत्यतां यादि तस्य वाक्यं न संशयः॥

O Maitreya, the words of one who is skilled  in mathematics, who has put in industrious efforts in linguistics, who has knowledge of justice, who has wisdom, who has knowledge of geography, direction and time, who has conquered his senses, who is logical and who has studied astrology, will doubtless be truthful.

An astrologer must have achieved supreme skills in Mathematics. The mathematics is the basis of all the calculations and without knowledge of the movement of planets and other calculations, one cannot get the right horoscope. Mathematical ability becomes supremely important.

An astrologer must know what to speak, how to speak and what not to speak. Linguistic ability is another important quality for any good astrologer. Otherwise what he will speak and what native will understand leads to disastrous results. 

To understand the basis of action and result is important to ascertain the real meaning provided by the placement of planets in a Horoscope. Knowledge of Nyaya Shastra is very critical, as, without Karma theory and the natural justice system of cosmos or God, one will not be able to pinpoint the effect. Horoscope if a blueprint of native’s actions and results, one must be well versed with universal laws of justice to understand it. 

Wisdom is another quality should be possessed by an astrologer and this needs no introduction, as a daivagya (astrologer) must be able to decipher the true meaning of the universe. 

True predictions cannot be made without the use of geography, direction, and time, which must be seen in entirety to predict. Persons from different places and times will have different life trajectory and without the inclusion of these aspects counted, an astrologer will not be able to advise and understand the life path of the individual truly. 

When one is interested in an individual, he will be disturbed by emotional turbulence and his prediction will fail. Having conquered his own senses is a must for the astrologer, else he will predict with a bias.

Translating mathematical calculations of horoscopes into the predictions requires a logical bent of mind, and an astrologer must have logical ability to deduce the complex knowledge of astrology into simple predictions, understood by a native.

At last the criteria provided is what everyone actually acts upon, which is the study of Jataka Sastra (Astrology).

Do you want to become a true astrologer and not the one who is just a marketing guy having some knowledge of astrology? You must acquire all the above qualities. If you are going to take a piece of advice from an astrologer, see if they possess these qualities.


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Astrology – a Source of Wisdom

“Astrology is one of the oldest and most accurate tools known to mankind”.

Chris Flisher

Astrology is shaped by the movement of the planets and the stars and how they influence a human being in his lifetime. It is derived from two Greek words: Astra, meaning a star, and Logos, meaning logic. Genesis of astrology lies in ancient Indian and Babylonian traditions. In India the earliest use of the term ‘jyotiṣa’ is in the sense of a Vedanga which an auxiliary discipline of Vedic religion. Today astrology is deeply weaved in a human life.

Use of Astrology for Progress of Human Being

Astrology is an immense facilitator in the progress of human life. It provides solutions to tackle harmful behavioral patterns and upcoming challenges after revealing them. It pinpoints latent talents possessed by a person and also provides aid to best groom them. Moreover, rewarding trends that lie ahead in a human life is pointed out and assistance is enabled to take advantage of them before they fade away. It is an excellent means to determine the perfect timing for certain actions.

Why astrology is needed?

Firstly, the astrologer’s guidance is found to be useful. Secondly, solutions of astrology are free of human judgment. It operates on a higher level, like a religion. It knows more about the person than the person knows about himself. In short, astrology is personal. It balances strong and weak points of a person and shows a way out. Often professional qualifications, proved by examinations are not enough for achieving the career aspirations, human qualities are also required. Astrology can help make objective decisions, as astrologers cannot manipulate the message of birth chart, nor does it depend on the whims of the astrologer. The birth chart can be proved mathematically, and also shows the prospects of success.

What dimension it has opened for mankind?

Astrology lights up the pathways of life and provides a choice whether to walk the same in the direction. It provides a human being with the tools of protection in the challenging phases of life and is a connecting chord among past, present and future. It is unbiased as it does not differentiate in terms of caste, religion, gender or nationality as it is fundamental in nature.

What all progress would not have happened if astrology was never invented?

The birth chart of a person contains more than enough combinations to describe situations in life. It shows a picture of the person encompassing his mental, physical and professional abilities. It also highlights details of prospects of marriage, partnerships, children, enterprises, difficulties, preferences, and so on. A human life without this guidance would be deprived of protection and aid to enhance life. 

“Without Astrology man treads as it were, in the dim twilight of ignorance”.

Luke Dennis

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An astrology app that is going to blow your mind, unlike Sacred Games

Taaraka, an app developed with an aim to help you with your routine life and events, in the most unique possible way, i.e. by giving “Personalized Life Insights – DAILY”.

The intent is to bring you/to you the Vedic wisdom but without any super technical, extremely difficult to understand, and let’s agree sometimes the terms used by astrologers just feel gibberish. Our app doesn’t talk about Rahu, Ketu, Shani or Kundalis, or even the cliché horoscope predictions just on the basis of Sun-signs like Virgo, Libra, Leo, etc, etc.

Instead, just simple, straightforward, and easy to understand insights’ content is served in both English as well as the Hindi language. These insights are tailored exclusively for each user, based on their birth details.


We’ve reached more than 50K users all over India, contributing a little bit towards a/their better life.

Today, we are extremely delighted to announce our new version of Taaraka app, with some exciting features. 

Let us just give you a sneak peek.

Create Multiple Profiles

We understand that our lives are intertwined with many people around us. We are always curious and concerned about our loved ones. Taaraka now presents, the Multiple Profile feature empowering our users to a certain extent.

Our users will be able to add multiple profiles in the app, exploring their life insights and even helping them their family members or friends to live a better life. 

Please check the video to understand how the “Multi Profile” section works on Taaraka:

All you have to do is; just enter their relation and birth details, and with a blink, you have their profiles ready with life insights curated exclusively for them.

We’ve also extended our existing Wallet and Ask a Question features for these new profiles that you create. (Go Ahead, add your daughter’s or say dad’s profile and know about their life insights, maybe even ask a question that you have been concerned from long).

Ask a question – mostly asked questions at your fingertips

With the overwhelming response of Ask a Question features and encouraging feedbacks to improve, we are also launching a redesigned version.

Sometimes we have a lot of questions in our mind, but writing them down with an actual intent to ask can be a daunting task. 

Taaraka now provides a whole bunch of possible/prospective questions under various ‘areas of life’ such as health, wealth, career, business and many more, to guide you in framing the right question to ask our Astro Scientists.

Just to assure you, with our redesigned Ask a Question Feature, no compromises shall be made in any ways in terms of handling your queries.

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Check out our elegant design and easy to use screens to make the best use of our ‘Question & Answer’ feature.
We understand Knowing about future or believing in predictions, has always been an area with a set of believers and non-believers and Taaraka is an amalgamation of Astrological Knowledge with the strength of technology. 

How about just giving us a shot and if you like us give us a Shout Out.


Taaraka: Putting the Stars in Your Pocket

Although a majority of information is available over the internet, astrological information and advice is still restricted to traditional formats.

Traditionally and even today, one must set aside time to meet a qualified astrologer, pay huge sums of money for advice and most inconveniently, travel to meet their cosmic guide. Often, astrologers provide insight about our lives only when we are in their presence. The convenience of a qualified expert by your side during times of crisis, or times when major decisions need to be made, comes at a significant time and monetary cost.

There are apps that will create your astrological chart or kundli for you, but you would still require a professional to interpret the data. Although these applications can create your chart, they are unable to interpret data, give you advice, answer questions or make you aware of the influence certain celestial bodies have on your life. Often your astrologer will refer to specific planetary positions when giving you advice. It is almost impossible to know the full extent of the effects unless you are qualified to interpret astrological charts.

What if there was a way to have your personal astrologer available to you at all times? What if, all questions about your life could be answered within a matter of minutes, at a time and place that is convenient to you? What if you had access to all this information, in plain english, minus the technical language that usually accompanies astrological information?

If you agreed to any of the questions above, you are in the right place. Taaraka’s vision is to make astrological information available to everyone, in a language that anyone can understand.

Artificial Intelligence technology has permeated nearly every layer of our lives, whether we are aware of it or not. Some of the most common applications of this technology include Machine Learning (ML) wherein computers, devices and software perform cognitive tasks similar to those performed by the human brain. One everyday example that employs ML is commute prediction (GPS) and online transportation (Uber, Ola, other ride-share platforms).

The quest for a solution through the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in sifting through large quantities of data is the ethos behind the creation of Taaraka Technologies. Our solution to these problems is a cutting edge platform powered by an AI system that focuses on correlation which will improve its accuracy over time.

An important distinction exists between traditional western science and Vedic Astrology. While the traditional scientific community observes phenomena through the lens of cause and effect, the science of astrology lies within co-relating planetary positions to the occurence of events by evaluating historical data.

Since Vedic Astrology is the science of correlation between planetary positions and time based events, it made sense for us to build a platform that provides you with astrological insights based on this principle. The platform takes shape as a powerful app that lives on your smartphone, learns based on your input and becomes more accurate over time as you agree or disagree with the daily insights it provides. This is where the science of astrology meets the science of data analytics. The only information you would need to provide is your name, email, date of birth, place of birth and time of birth. The algorithm along with our team of astrological and data science experts takes care of the rest.

As Taaraka is made up of a powerful machine learning engine, with a team of astrological experts behind the scenes; along with your free daily insights, you may request a one-on-one session with an expert at any time. Although this personalised service is available for a nominal fee, the rest of Taaraka’s services including the app itself, remain free of charge. Download the app to have exclusive access to your stars whenever you need it.


These are the Most Intelligent Zodiac Signs

Zodiac, In Astrology signs mark our personality, attitude, as well as our intelligence. This is said to be based on the ability to solve everyday problems, analytical thinking and the ability to understand situations.

In order to make a good list of the most intelligent signs of the zodiac, we have done a preliminary study of each one of them, and then we have created a selection, not without understanding that all the signs are intelligent in their own way and that there are different types of intelligence. If you want to know which the smartest Zodiac signs are, go on read below:

Libra: The Solution Finder:

The in-built nature of Libra souls is they tend to please everyone, as they hate getting into unnecessary arguments. However, they are quite conscious about their personal appearance to get appreciation. They often seem to be shallow, but indeed they are keen observers. They love reading books, the habit of making good Friends and are not easily be fooled by others. They hold plenty of brainpower to insight more in getting knowledge and complemented by deep thinking.

Aquarius: The Most Understanding:

Aquarius is one of the smartest signs because of its ability to see and understand the situation. That makes them one of the most tolerant and free of prejudices of the entire Zodiac. They love to listen to others and to know the truth because they know that everyone can learn something from others. This is a sign that knows what it wants and, therefore achieves it.

Virgo: The Critic And Analyst:

Virgos are able to analyse in the most complicated situations. They are methodical, very logical and they think twice before taking any steps. They are witty, smart and, in general, very efficient in everything they do.

Leo: The King Of Cunning:

Leo is another of the smartest Zodiac signs. They are governed a lot by their intuition and their great cunning, and that often leads them to achieve success in everything that they get in. Leo personalities are strong and do not give up before the obstacles in a natural way. They are even known as born fighters so are always, although they let themselves be carried away by hunches and uses head before taking action.

Gemini: Dual Intelligence:

It is popularly considered one of the most intelligent Zodiacal signs for its duality and ability to analyze situations from two different points of view. However, this duality can lead a Gemini to disaster if you just get carried away by one of the sides. However, in general, Gemini always ends up finding the balance and resolving their own conflicts and those of third parties with ease and harmony. Gemini are social butterflies so are great helpers and listeners as well.


The Birth of Astrology

‘The Ancient Ones,’ let’s call them that because it sounds mysterious and fun.

A blog about astrology should be full of fun and mystery. Isn’t it?

But really, I am just referring to our ancestors, way back in time, but humans just like us, with an inquisitive mind and a thirst for knowledge in this extremely chaotic and confusing world.

”What to binge watch next on Netflix?”

”What to do over the weekend?”

”Should I continue eating donuts like there is no tomorrow or should I be scared of diabetes because my dad is diabetic?”

These are the questions that bug me and my generation when my mind is idle. Those are also the days when all of us regular people end up thinking about life, it’s meaning and other such questions. Don’t we?

Well, ‘The Ancient Ones’ could not browse memes when they got bored. They could not jump in a car and go to a cafe whenever they got restless. They could not have heated arguments about Friends V/S HIMYM. Sad!

Aside from the fact that they died super young because of lack of modern medicine, ‘The Ancient Ones’ had a lot of time on their hands and way fewer distractions. Hence, they did all sorts of other things like performing grand rituals everyday, write epics, make from scratch everything from food to furniture, judge people excessively and think about things that we rarely give any thought to.

That brings me to what this blog is really about. The ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, China and India have been practicing the art of studying the Sun and planets and their influence on human affairs and in turn other worldly events since 2nd millenium BCE.

I feel that they knew that the human race wasn’t evolved enough to figure out the meaning of life so they looked up to the cosmos to find answers to these very important questions.

‘The Ancient-er Ones’ had already noticed that the planets, Sun and other stars all had a pattern to their movement so they started recording them. Comparing the movement of celestial bodies to the various natural phenomenon occurring on our planet led to the recording of time, tides and seasons. This gave our ancestors an upper hand at being able to predict the ‘mood of nature’ which had been a complete mystery up until then. They were able to predict most natural occurrences with more precision which in turn helped them with the most vital part of human survival and settlement – Growing and harvesting Food Crops.

Every other necessity was easily met with because these societies were rich. However, the growing population needed food in surplus which needed water to grow. Being able to predict timely rains or a delay in the monsoons thus became a necessity for settled colonies.

But just like the modern weather department, they were wrong at times. It was really easy to blame it on angry Gods and evil spirits. So, that’s that!

Celestial bodies were Gods that decided the fate of the vast planet Earth and everything that went on here so why couldn’t these same observable Gods not decide the fate of humans too?

It was obvious to The Ancient Ones that if they could study the cosmos and predict the next rainfall, they could also study the same to figure out if The Ancient One – Chandra, would be able to have another baby or if it was okay for The Ancient One – Mansukh, to go for his work trip or if it would be inauspicious for him.

For the first time, ancient humans, in their quest for the meaning of life, chose to look up to the cosmos for answer.

Astrology was born.