what is Lal Kitab ?
Lal Kitab needs no explanation. Lal Kitab is popular
amongst masses and as well as astrologers world over
because of its simple remedial measures which are easily
explained in detail. The remedies might seem to be too
simple but they are quite effective and cannot be just
given up for their simplicity. Rather they bring credit
to this noble work.
Lal Kitab is an important treatise on palmistry and
astrology. In Palmistry we talk of mounts and lines Sun,
Moon and Mars etc. & it is in Lal Kitab too that we
comes across the birth charts of the natives having
twelve houses and all the planets (earliest known nine
planets) posted there. Rules of prediction in Lal Kitab
are also very much like those enunciated in astrology.
How Does Lal Kitab Work ?
Lal Kitab is a treatise on astro-palmistry. Lal Kitab
combines the benefits of Astrology and Palmistry. The
astrological contents that are added to it are to
reflect the findings of a palmist or rather to
corroborate it. The palm is divided into 12 parts just
as the natural Zodiac is divided into twelve signs like
Aries, Taurus etc. Some types of shapes have been
allotted to planets. These shapes wherever they exist on
palm are supposed to be occupying particular houses of
the birth chart. These signs represent the planets they
are allotted to. Thus we have the twelve houses and the
nine planets posted in the chart having twelve houses.
The astrological chart is ready on the basis of the
palm. They are often different from the birth charts
prepared on astrological principles. The authenticity of
astrological charts is to be corrected by the chart
prepared from palm imprints.
Whatever be the system or method of preparation the
chart has ascendant or the lagna and the other twelve
houses numbered serially. Though they are the 12 sings
of the Zodiac the signs have no significance in the
chart. For signs, we may say, each horoscope is to be
treated just like the horoscope of Kala Purusha; that
is, house No. 1 should be considered as identical with
Aries in all cases. As Sun is exalted in Aries and
debilitated in Libra, we say that Sun is exalted in
Lagna and debilitated in the 7th house. The lordship of
the houses will also go likewise. Mars is always the
lagna Lord and Venus the 7th Lord.
In the palmistry we talk of lower Mars and upper Mars.
In Lal Kitab we have two Mars, one a malefic or bad Mars
and the other a benefic or a kind of good Mars
One peculiarity of Lal Kitab is that the rasis are not
taken into account. The numbers of Rasis which are taken
to be identical with house numbers, are considered
Blind Planets in Lal Kitab
Lal Kitab has a concept of blind or sleeping planets and
blind or sleeping houses in Lal Kitab. The planets are
supposed to have an aspect of some houses and affect the
results of those houses.
Artificial Planets in Lal Kitab
Lal Kitab has a concept of the artificial planets. A
group of two planets together form one particular
artificial planet or a substitute of that planet. Sun
and Venus together form one artificial Moon. Likewise
there are artificial planets for each of the planets
including the nodes Rahu and Ketu.
Pakka Ghar in Lal Kitab
In Lal Kitab, Pakka ghar is the concept of natural
significators of the 12 houses. Pakka ghar of Sun is
Lagna, Moon is 4th house, Mars is 3rd and 8th house,
Mercury is 7th house, Jupiter is 2nd, 5th, 9th and 11th
house, Venus is 7th house and Saturn is 8th and 10th
Sin & Sinful Planets in Lal Kitab
Often there is a reference of Paap (Sin) & Paapi
(Sinful) planet in Lal Kitab. From Paap or Sin it refers
to Rahu & ketu, and from Paapi grahas it refers to three
planets namely Saturn, Rahu & Ketu.