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Dictionary and Glossary of Astrological Terms starting with letter 'K'



Kabbalah
Ancient esoteric Jewish teachings also contain knowledge of astrology as one of its parts.
Kaala Bala
One of the planetary strength determination, meaning strength due to time related factors, used in Shadbala.
Kaksha
The division of each sign into eight parts ruled by Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon, and Ascendant. These are used in Ashtakavarga to determine the effects of transiting planets.
Kalachakra
A dasha system that requires the precise birth time and calculation of horoscope.
Kantaka
Transit of Saturn in the 4th and 7th signs from the Moon.
Kanya
Vedic Astrology name for zodiac sign of Virgo.
Karaka
Meaning significator; the Sun is the natural significator or karaka for the father, career, and status. The Moon is the karaka for the mother and female relatives. Mars is the karaka for siblings, fixed assets etc. Mercury is the karaka for maternal relatives, friends and intelligence. Jupiter is the karakaka for children, wealth, and knowledge. Venus is the karaka for the spouse. Saturn is the karaka for illness and loss.
Karakamsha
Term used in Jaimini astrology, It is the Navamsa sign occupied by the Atmakaraka.
Karakamsha Chart
A chart derived by finding the Navamsa of the Atmakaraka planet and using that sign as the Lagna.
Karana
Half of a Tithi or Lunar day; also an element of the Panchang or Hindu almanac and used in Muhurtha or Election astrology.
Karka
Vedic Astrology name for zodiac sign of Cancer.
Kartikadi System
The calendar prevalent in South India.
Katababazon
Also spelled as Catahibazon or Katahibazon is an old Arabic term for the South Lunar Node.
Kendra
The Quadrants; Ascendant, 4th, 7th and 10th Houses
Kendra Bala
A source of strength based on the house the planet occupies It is one of the components of Stana Bala. Planets are strongest in kendras (houses 1,4,7 and 10), weaker in Panaparas (2,5,8 and 11) and weakest in Apoklimas (3,6,9 and 12).
Ketu
Vedic Astrology term for South Node of the Moon.
Khavedamsha
The 40th divisional chart or Varga; where a sign is divided in to forty parts of 45 minutes each. It is used for determining auspicious and inauspicious results.
Kite
A kite is a considered a fortunate configuration in a natal chart. It is a configuration of planets in which one of the planets in a grand trine opposes the fourth planet and as a result this fourth planet forms a sextile or 60° degree aspects with the remaining two planets of the grand trine.
Koch House System
One of the House Systems, also called birthplace house system, used to erect a horoscope.
Krittika
The 3rd of the 27 Nakshatra or lunar mansions, used in Vedic Astrology. It is ruled by the Sun and spans form 26.40 degrees Aries to 10.00 degrees of Taurus.
Kronos
Kronos is one of the eight hypothetical planets also referred to as the trans Neptunian points or planets, utilized in Uranian astrology.
Kshema
The 4th Nakshatra from the birth Nakshatra, and its trines. It denotes prosperity and is used for Muhurta, and the Ashtakoot for marriage compatibility.
Kshetra Sphuta
Fertility point for women, calculated by adding the longitudes of Jupiter, Mars and Moon.
Kumbha
Vedic Astrology name for zodiac sign of Aquarius.
Kundali
Vedic Astrology term for Horoscope.


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Written by Sanjay Sharma, © 2011, revised August 2015