Prashna likes to keep it simple.
What are the big shots saying?
Whatever the big shots are indicating, that’s the basic direction in which the query is unfolding.
First up, in Prashna, we’re looking at the basic vibration at hand.
We’re not looking at wheels within wheels yet.
First, we want to see where it’s going.
Then, when we have a grip on where it’s going, we can fine-tune.
However, fine-tuning is an add-on.
One doesn’t start with fine tuning.
One starts with the Lagna.
Then one observes the rest of the Kendras, i.e. the 4th, 7th and 10th Houses.
A basic picture develops.
Let’s go over the usage of Kendras for specific queries.
In case of illness, status of doctor is seen from the Lagna, treatment is seen from the 4th, disease is seem from the 7th and the patient is seen from the 10th House.
Theft : person suffering loss (Lagna) / article stolen, happiness or benefit from such (4th) / thief (7th) / authorities (10th).
Buying : buyer (Lagna) / stuff bought (4th) / seller (7th) / price (10th).
Directions : East (Lagna) / North (4th) / West (7th) / South (10th).
Litigation : person for whom the query is (Lagna) / judgement (4th) / person against whom the litigation is (7th) / authority (10th).
Missing person : missing person (Lagna) / derivable happiness from state of affairs (4th) / the path, and the dangers it is laden with (7th).
Renting out : property owner (Lagna) / property (4th) / tenant (7th) / rent (10th).
One can finish the list for oneself, using experience and common sense.
The point under consideration here is getting a basic handle on the situation.
Approaching Prashna looking for nitty-gritties first up is an over-ambitious and complicated approach.
Approaching Prashna blank, unbiased and looking for basic direction is much more fruitful.
Once a structure is created where the Astrologer knows which way this is going, that’s the time one can start looking to score with nitty-gritties.
For example, you’ve answered for yourself that a missing person will be found. Now you can venture a call about the time-period.
You’ve answered for yourself that a doctor is not up to speed. That’s where you start looking for change, so that disease can be cured.
You’ve answered for yourself, that querist will derive happiness from lost property. You shape your further search based upon this fact.
Let’s assume you’ve gone through the Kendras and still don’t have a grip on the Prashna.
Yes, what if the Kendras are not getting you any further?
Look for something that hits the eye.
Anywhere in the chart.
Something hitting the eye?