I have written some of the real essentials one\’s only but these books will not only help you get started in Jyotish but also to understand the subject very well- Please go through it -I have added Amazon links below to avoid any confusion. The list contains both Hindi and English as well.
I have over 1200 books in which some of them are manuscripts, some handwritten and I haven\’t come across a book that hasn\’t taught me anything as sometimes it\’s not the time that you will get the essence of the book, As if you are mentally prepared the book will start revealing everything you need to know and beyond it and even a single sentence will start giving you cramps due to happiness and the same book will seem ordinary for some other person.
Its all about how we perceive anything in life or appreciate the beauty of the book- Venus Rahu combo/ 2nd lord with Rahu/Rahu connection to 2nd house will make sure you see and value things beyond normal -which very few people can see- The stronger the connection get- the power to see the value in any person/object increases while Jupiter in 2nd or aspecting second house can hardly judge wrong or right, I have explained that earlier as well.
So here is the list of 7 books for beginners in Jyotish.
1) My Experiences with Astrology– The book is about the Journey of Dr. B.V Raman on how he became Jyotish and the challenges he faced, This book will grip you as not only you will learn several principles of Jyotish but also how Jyotish really calls you. Here is the link
2) How to Judge Horoscope- Part-1 and 2- B.V Raman– This is really a good book to see how to quickly analyze any house and rules related to a particular house in any chart.
An old astrologer Bansal Ji use to say- If you can read only this book -you become a half astrologer and he was not wrong as the book contains a lot of information.
3) Fundamentals of Astrology- R.K Bhat– This is another good book to understand every house- I recommended it various times to see significations of houses and planets- In this book as well as in Lal-Kitab -5th house is referred as Umbrella while in another classic -I found Moon as Umbrella and body odor to be seen from 7th and same is for the perfume, Why i am telling you to pay attention these minor details as this will be used in remedy and predictions later on- Such as Mars in 7th in Gemini Sign will make a perfume which is made of Tulips or similar fragrance.
Here is the link – https://amzn.to/3cUQV52
4) Advance Techniques of Predictive Astrology– This is a good book with lot of reasoning and covering almost every topic in Jyotish and definitely recommended to read even if you have spent some years in Jyotish as well.
Here is the Link- Advanced Techniques of Predictive Astrology Vol-1 & 2
5) Compendium of Marriage by Mridula Trivedi– This book although covers marriage in detail but also teaches several principles of Jyotish which can be applied to any chart- This book really helped with all doubts related to marriage issues as there are several examples given in the book.
Here is the link – https://amzn.to/2UzwnZk
Now starts the Hindi List
6) Dev Vichar Mala by- H.N Katie- This has been referred by K.N Rao Ji several time when he quotes H.N Katve -It has several gems which no other book contains such as Moon in sign of Mercury will give business related to flowers but also name will be also associated with flower only so very different list of significations are in these books.
7) Sachitra Jyotish Shiksha- This is another gem of books that comes in the set but contains almost everything a beginner needs – I still refer to it as it contains everything from start to end.
That is it- I believe if you can read at least 2 of the above-listed books- you are good to go as this will give you a better understanding of the subject and get you started.