Horoscope matching There are quite a few important factors that make a human life worth living in this world. Our tradition-bound society regarded marriage as an agreement, covering the physical, psychological and emotional fronts, as paramount for deciding about a marital proposal between a boy and a girl. The process of finding out this concord between the two is known as Matchmaking. This is done primarily, by the matching of their birth charts or natal charts, known as Horoscopes and hence, this is also called Horoscope-matching. Such Horoscope-matching of the boy and the girl done before marriage, can be taken as an indicator for their marital compatibility or otherwise, and can be utilized for identifying and uniting congenial couples so that they can make agreeable pairs and lead a happy married life together. Horoscope Indicators Horoscopes can point to the nature, characteristics, personality traits, behavioral aspects and to the likes and dislikes of an individual, with great precision. The position of the planets at the time of birth and their transition, as plotted in the natal charts, will also indicate important happenings in life at any point in time and in future. Thus, the horoscope readings of the boy and girl, done separately and together, can help assess their individual merits and demerits and very importantly, their agree ability as life partners and the viability of their marriages. Importance of Horoscope-matching Before Marriage The elders in India, who celebrate traditional marriages known generally as arranged marriages, have been attaching great importance to the compatibility factor between the prospective bride and the groom, from time immemorial. Hence, a great majority of marriages, until at least the recent times, were decided based strictly on horoscope matching\u00a0before marriage. In fact, it can even be said that this inevitably remains as the pre-requisite or the very first step taken in case of a typical Indian marriage. The parameters taken into consideration for this compatibility assessment between the prospective couple can be distinct and different sets of features. These can be classified as \u2014 agreement of inherent abilities, skills, self-images and personal egos of the partners. Similarity in their likes, dislikes, interests and their ability to give and take, compromise and adjust. Mutual attraction and sexual compatibility of partners. Love, affection, intellectual congruence, agreement in objectives, outlook, and prospects of progeny. Temperamental and behavioral compatibility; their welfare and prosperity as a unit, and family growth. Their togetherness and the longevity of their married life and matching of hereditary factors of the couple that can ensure their genetic compatibility. These apart, there are also a few other aspects considered in matchmaking. The zodiac is divided into 12 Rasis or the zodiac signs. These will be different for different individuals based on one\u2019s Nakshatra or birth star. The horoscope matching includes the studying of the stars and of the zodiac signs and arriving at an assessment to see if these two factors remain agreeable for the boy and the girl. Horoscope matching\u00a0is a time-tested technique that our ancients have passed on to us as their legacy. Let us appreciate the significance this holds in the marital relationships and in the blissful conjugal life of a couple, and put this into practice, for the benefit and well-being of posterity.