Have you ever wondered about what type of person you are astrologically compatible with, or astrologically how compatible are you with your present partner? No..? According to the principles of astrology, nobody is born perfect, but once you know what the reasons for your problems are, you're half on your way to resolving them.

Although many people do not realise this, in some Eastern cultures, astrology is considered to be a reliable and accurate way of determining just how compatible two people are for each other. In India, where most marriages are arranged by the families of the bride and groom, an astrological compatibility check is often considered to be essential before matters are formally pursued. Such a check would involve a comparing of the horoscopes of the bride and groom according the Vedic astrology principle of 'Ashkut Milan'. This is a comparison of eight basic astrological characteristics, which include intellectual compatibility, degree of mutual attraction, level of mutual beneficence, physical/biological compatibility, emotional compatibility, compatibility of temperaments, progeny, possible conflicts due to past karma (hereditary) causes.

If carried out correctly, an expert astrologer can analyse the results of such a comparison and provide a comprehensive report that covers:

• A point by point comparison of these eight characteristics.
• An explanation of the role and effect of each characteristic.
• A compatibility score, on a scale of 1 to 36.
• A summary of the planetary comparisons of the two horoscopes.

An astrological comparison of two people isn't just limited to their personal relationship either. Astrological compatibility reports of this nature are regularly consulted before business partnerships are entered into, as they allow two individuals to identify possible areas of conflict or areas where they may compliment one another, thereby accurately determining what type of people can form successful business or professional partnerships. This can be of particular interest if you wish to know how well you will get on with your new boss or colleague, or who you should or shouldn't go into business with. Of course, in order to make such analysis, the exact time, date and place of birth of the two concerned persons are required. However, even if this information is not available, a simpler analysis can be made using ‘Horary Astrology’, which will allow the enquirer to received a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to their query.

One has to bear in mind though, that an 'Ashkut Milan' astrology compatibility report is not similar to the free readings one may find on many Western astrology based websites. As these free readings are usually generic comparisons of Sun Signs and are therefore too general in nature to be of any purposeful value. Eastern (Vedic) astrology, on the other hand, follows the Moon Sign and Moon Chart system and a well prepared 'Ashkut Milan' comparison will deliver a clear and concise conclusion, confirming whether two individuals are, or are not compatible with each other.

Another important point that one must also keep in mind is that astrological predictions are not similar to psychic readings, which rely on the power of intuition. Astrological predictions involve interpreting planetary alignments and transits, as they exist in an individual’s horoscope, according to the well defined laws of astrology. While astrological predictions are usually more accurate than psychic readings, they do not allow for the analysis of micro - detail. Therefore, the enquirer should expect broad, but accurate predictions.

Above all, making an astrological reading is a serious business and must be dealt with in a similar frame of mind, in order for accurate, meaningful predictions to be made. Most astrologers agree that if frivolous questions are asked, misguided predictions follow. Below are a few examples of the types of questions that fall into this category. These are actual contributions that were sent to www.PowerFortunes.com. Unfortunately, the senders are still waiting for replies and shall continue to do so for quite some time to come:
1. Does so and so fancy me?
2. What will I have for breakfast tomorrow?
3. Will I buy new clothes tomorrow?
4. What will my life be like? (That’s really narrowing it down. - Not)
6. What is the colour of my ex - girlfriend's hair?
7. Will I get a tattoo on Saturday? (Yes, right next to the one on your brain.)

Considering that most marriages in India are of the ‘Arranged’ variety and the divorce rate amongst those marriages is less than 2%, if nothing else the statistical evidence alone, would seem to suggest that there may be more to, 'Ashkut Milan' astrological compatibility reports, than one might first suspect.

Author's Bio: 

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