Ive never read a book on Vedic Astrology before so decided to go for this one which also comes with a free Astrology Software CD to generate your own birth charts. Vedic Astrology Simply Put is beautifully illustrated on every page. There is alot of information here and broken up into bite size chunks so as not to overload you. The differences between Vedic and European astrology are explained really well clearing up alot of confusion for me. Do not think this will be to basic, in fact as it went on it became more and more advanced as the book progresses. Levacy, is clearly very experienced and knowlegable about this vast subject and you will be able to interpret your own and others birth charts very well with this book. The supplied software is helpfull because its accurate and genuine unlike some stuff you see for free online but the downside is you cant print out or save the charts as far as I can see, unless you take a screen shot that is.
I cant understand why nobody has reviewed this book yet... it is lovely! The physical appearance of the book itself is beautiful, an unusual size and full of wonderful colour and pictures, not to mention the enclosed CD. I haven't long had the book, so have not read through it entirely but it seems very comprehensive and simply put as it states in the title, just right for a curious newby like me. I will definitely be investigating the authors other works when I have finished this. Vedic Astrology Simply Put: An Illustrated Guide to the Astrology of Ancient India
.A very nice little book though very introductory and I recommend it. However, this book DOES NOT teach you how to draw up an astrological chart but assumes you will use some kind of software, which is provided on a free CD (a Lite restricted version, the full costing a couple of hundred quid !) accompanying this book though is provided "as is" so it may or may not work depending on which version of windows you're using ? Not much use for me anyway as I use Apple Macs. Though there is some free Vedic Astrological free software available call "maitreya" for the Mac, Windows and Linux you can download. Hence only 4 stars for I would have preferred to be shown how the conversion from Jyotish to Vedic astrology is performed actually included in the book.
Unfortunately this book wasn't that good how I thought. Book is very illustrated and description about planets and houses is very primitive. If you want learn real Joytish astrology, than this book isn't good, even if you looking for basis. If you looking astrology just for fun - than it's good :)