Om Sree Vaache Namah: Om Sree Brihaspataye Namah: Om Sree Gurubhyo Namah
Ashtakavarga is a popular method in India for making predictions. Maharishi Parasara said that the intellectual pygmies of Kali Yuga cannot make intelligent compromises and mix various principles. He said that they need a simple system for making good predictions. He presented Ashtakavarga as that simple system.
The list of benefic and malefic houses for each planet with respect to the eight references – Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Lagna – can be found in classics.