Here are some of the salient points of KP System:
There are pros and cons of starting with Vedic astrology. Vedic astrology is so vast, detailed and hence confusing that you don't know where to stop and switch to KP. There is always a fear to get confused or get into too much detail. It doesn't mean that Vedic astrology is incorrect, but KP astrology is simple, better suited to scientific mind, and straight forward comparatively.
So the recommended approach for learning astrology, is to stick to 6 readers. Six books written by Shri K.S. Krishnamurti, inventor of KP System, are called six readers (http://kpastrology.astrosage.com/Home/resources#TOC-Books-by-Shri-K.-S.-Krishnamurti). You should start with second reader, fundamental principles of astrology and move gradually to other readers. Second reader is an excellent book for astrology beginners which covers essential Vedic astrology and prepares ground for KP.
If yo already have basic knowledge of Vedic astrology, then the recommended approach for learning KP is going to be different. In that case, please refer "How to start learning KP System" section.
Fortuna is a fast-moving sensitive point in astrology. Fortuna is calculated as follows (Page 98, First Reader "Casting The Horoscope" - 1993 edition) -
Longitude of Fortuna = Longitude of Ascendant + Longitude of Moon - Longitude of Sun
Shri K. S. Krishamurthi, the inventor of KP System, mentioned about Fortuna in the second reader, but he really didn't given much detail. The application and examples are also missing. The general rule is "Fortuna improves the matters of the House where is located." Thus Fortuna in second house improves one's wealth, family etc. Fortuna in fifth house will improve luck in speculation, in having children etc.
Shri K. S. Krishamurti devoted last chapter in Second Reader "Fundamental Principles of Astrology" for Fortuna and can be found on page no. 341 of 1997 edition. In my opinion, Fortuna is still a topic under research as far as KP System is concerned. These reference articles should be useful -
It is not recommended. Please check http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/message/21767
One person should read one book at a time in following order -
Nakshatra Chintamani & Further Lights on Nakshatra Chintamani by Chandrakant R Bhatt
Krishnamurti Siddhant (in three parts) by Jyotindra Hasbe
Books by Shri Suresh Sahasne
2. KP 6 readers
Check " Mean Node vs True Node.doc" in the file section of the k_p_system forum. The k_p_system forum endorses 'Mean Rahu'.
Astrologers are free to use any ayanamsa which gives them correct predictions. The k_p_system forum endorses KP (New) Ayanamsa. KP (New) ayanamsa is also also written as KPNA.
Original (KP Old) and New KP Ayanamsa (KP New) are the same, except that the Original takes the flat value for the entire year up to the accuracy of minutes only by a table and the "KP New" calculates the value up to the Date of Birth and accuracy of seconds by a formula.
Is Mars Dosha valid according to KP? Is KP definition of Mars Dosha different from Traditional astrology?
Please check Mars Dosha page at http://kpastrology.astrosage.com/mars-dosha
Please check Punarphoo page at http://kpastrology.astrosage.com/punarphoo
Let me clarify on forum policy of what can be discussed in the forum and what can not. This forum is primarily for discussing K P System. If there is any "astrology" knowledge that can help us in improving our predictions, it is most welcome. This is just an exception condition and it should not be said that this is a place for discussing "other branches of astrology." Mirrorology, Vaastu, Palmistry, Tarot etc. are not even astrology, so we should not discuss it here.
There are some occasions like Quizzes and Blind Charts where we mark it clearly that analysis using all branches of astrology is allowed. By allowing other branches of astrology, we want to see how all branches of astrology are compared as far as predictive capabilities are concerned. Those occasions are clearly marked.
Old messages can be found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/k_p_system/messages. There is a a search box on this page where you can search by message number or search using keywords. Though YahooGroup serach is not very effective and hence I would recommend using Google search. Google provides a facility to search within only one site. You can do so by entering "Site:[Site Name] Keywords" in Google search box. For example, if we have to find about "Combust Planets" in our forum, please go to Google.com and type following -
KP YahooGroup keeps conducting quizzes for improving knowledge and testing theories. As these quizzes are very important learning material, we have compiled quizzes and it can be found at http://kpastrology.astrosage.com/Home/kp-yahoogroup/kp-quiz