How to judge a chart
2. Observe PAC - DARES. Shri K N Rao's short formula, which means position, aspect, conjuction, dhanyog, aristyog, rajyog, exchanges and special features. Pin point the repeatitions of signals.
3. Analyse vimshottari MDL, ADL and PDL. Observe from Lagna and Moon and figure out the strengths of these planets in D9. Just see how happily (exalted/own house/friend house) or irate (Debilitated/enemies house) and in good house (kendra/trikona) or bad house (trik/trishdoy) MDL, ADL, PDL are placed in vargas.
4. Observe the same for yogini MDL and ADL.
5. Consider dasha lord (MDL, ADL and PDL) as lagna one by one and see whether benefics are in 1, 5, 9 and malefics are in 3, 6, 11. Otherwise dasha period will be bad. Also, after making MDL as lagna see where ADL and PDL are posited.
6. In case of specific query, observe Bhav, Bhav Lord and Karak.
7. Transit of Saturn and Jupiter should be watched to fructify the event.
8. If you have mastered other schemes (eg varshphal, jaimini and prashna), apply them to support the analysis.
9. What to look in planets? Is yogkarak? Exalted/Debilitated? Placed in own/friendly/enimical sign? Combust? Is in mrityubhag/pushkarbhag? Shubhkartari/paapkartari? Sarp dreshkon? 64th navamsha lord? First or last 6 degrees of longitude? Placed in good 1, 5, 9 or bad 3, 6, 8, 11 or neutral 2, 12 houses?
10. Remember retrograde benefic is good (though delays things) and retrograde malefic is bad.