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Verses 6-12 demonstrate how the vital breath (Svasa) assumes the characteristics of those of or are influenced by the eight planets respectively. Rahu is left out here - Tantraraja XXVII, Avalon

Indian Sources

Anga Vidya by Vaharahamihira. Kadalangudi House 1978. A work dealing with omens and the like.
Astrological Primer by Rao. Astrological Office, 1973.
Bhargava Nadika. Madras GOS. 1949. A small Sanskrit work outlining the principal effects of planetary periods.
Bhavartha Ratnakara tr Raman, Raman Pubs, 1974. An English language translation of a work on predictive astrology.
Bhrigu Samhita. MSS in India Office Library.
Daivajnabharanam. Madras Government Oriental Series, 1951-1956. An important Sanskrit compilation of the Kerala school covering predictive astrology.
Deha Dhatu Vijnanam by Dr.A.L.Pathi. Shri Dhanvantari Press, Bezwada, nd. Brief but interesting English book on Ayurveda.
Devakeralam Chandrakala Nadi. Madras Government Oriental Series, 3 volumes. 1950-1956. Sanskrit fragments of what must have once been a much larger work.
Goladipika by Parameshvara. Adyar Library Series No.22, nd. English translation of a text on astronomy.
Graha & Bhava Balas by Raman, Raman Pubs, 1970. English book on the strengths of planets and houses.
Hindu Predictive Astrology by Gopesh Kumar Ohja, Taraporevala, Bombay, 1972. Probably the most readable English introduction to Indian astrology.
Horasastra by Varahamihira. Adyar Library 1950. Sanskrit text of Varahamihira's classic work.
Kaulajnana Nirnaya of Siddha Matsyendranath, translated by Michael Magee, Prachya Prakashan, 1978. Source work on Kaula and Nath yoga including much material on 21600.
Manual of Hindu Astrology by Raman. IBH Prakashana, 10th edition, 1976.
Navagraha by Sarasvathy & Ardhanareeswaran, Kadalangudi No.1, 1978. Symbolism of the Hindu 9 planets (Rahu and Ketu - the nodes of the Moon - are included).
Rashigola Sphutaniti of Acyuta. Adyar Series No.29, 1955. English translation of astronomical text.
Sangita Ratnakara. Adyar Library Series, nd. The classic Sanskrit text on music with an English translation of the first chapter including much information on yoga and the like.
Saptarishinadi. Volumes 1-6, Madras Government Oriental Series, 1951-1956.
Shri Kalachakratantra-Raja ed Banerjee. The source text of Tibetan Kalachakra.
Siddhanta Darpanam by Nilakantha Somayajin. Adyar Series No.30, nd. Astronomical text.
Vamakeshvara Tantra tr Magee, Prachya Prakashan 1986. Source work on Shri Vidya.
Yavana Jataka ed & tr by Pingree, Harvard UP, 1978. An indispensable translation of a work preceding the Brihad Jataka.

Western Sources

American Sidereal Ephemeris 1901-2000 published by Astro Computing Services.
Astrological Origins by Cyril Fagan. Llewellyn Publications, 1974.
Bhavanopanishad ed & tr Lokanath, Sothis Weirdglow 1982.
Cosmic Influences on Human Behaviour by Michel Gauquelin, Futura, 1974.
Primer of Sidereal Astrology by Cyril Fagan. Littlejohn, 1971.
Shri Yantra and Sidereal Astrology by Shri Lokanath, Sothis Magazine 1974.
Sidereal Calculation Tables compiled by Mary Austin,Moray Series, 1961.
Solar and Lunar Returns by Donald Bradley, Llewellyn 1974.
Solunars Handbook by Cyril Fagan. Clancy Publications, 1976.
Spheres of Destiny by Michel Gauquelin, Corgi, 1981.
Stahl's Solunar Ephemeris, privately printed, 1964 and 1965.
The Parallax Problem by Donald Bradley, Llewellyn 1974.
Zodiacs Old and New by Cyril Fagan, Anscombe 1951.

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