A few years ago, quite likely under some or other Uranus Trine by Transit, I realized that a simple rule in Jyotish whereby one can differentiate between younger and older siblings could be used to create “derived charts” for twins that would be quite distinct and different from each other. It’s not a very complex or sophisticated method; at best it’s just an elegantly simple solution applied to a complex problem that has perplexed many an astrologer. It may have been a little naïve of me to think that I had originated an entirely new astrological concept, but frankly, I hadn’t encountered the idea anywhere else, and thus I basked for a time in the pleasant illusion of thinking I’d discovered something new and exciting. I have recently learned from the The Mountain Astrologer magazine’s editorial staff that this method has been taught in Jyotish classes in America, and albeit that this is humbling, I find it reassuring also, and I am gratefully content to merely bring the technique to the attention of my fellow students of astrology.
Although what follows is a method that makes logical sense within the astrological paradigm of Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), as I currently understand it, and it has thus far been to me a more or less experimental idea, so please take it as such. I can only claim that, so far, it has produced very good results every time I’ve tested it.
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