This course introduces basics of astrology and prosody in Sanskrit. We discuss zodiac circle, constellations, basic theories of planetary motions, making horoscopes etc. in the section of astrology and the origin and development of prosody, its main features, technical terms, two kinds of metrics: moraic metres and syllabic metres in the section of prosody. The chapters 1, 2, and 17 of the Bṛhajjātaka and first three chapters of the Vṛttaratnākara are studied critically in this course.