Yogas or Luck

Yoga : In Sanskrit "Yoga" means "Addition", "Union", "Lucky Conjuncture". A person born with good Yoga in the horoscope is a "lucky person" who gets many things effortlessly. So, contextually we can say, Yoga means Luck.

Yogas are formed when a Planet or Sign gets associated with another Planet or Sign either by placement or aspect or conjunction. While the Shubha Yoga (good luck) gives sudden rise to the native, the Ashbua (bad luck) brings poverty and misery to one's life.

The result of the Yoga will be pronounced during the Planetary periods (Dasha or Bhukthi period) of the planets involved.

Also, the result will be more prominent when one of the planets involved is strong either in Natal chart (Rasi Chart), Navamsam or in D-10 divisional charts. Association of Rahu/Ketu with the planets involved will reduce the effect.

So, it is always better to evaluate the strength of the planets in Natal and other charts before forecasting the result of the Yoga.

Note, the Marriage Yoga which helps in timely marriage and the Marriage Dosha which cause problems with married life are discussed seperately.

Types of Yoga : There are thousands of Yogas. The Great Parashara Rishi in his Horasastra classifies the Yogas as Nabhasa Yoga, Lunar Yoga, Solar Yoga, Raja Yoga, Yoga for Royal Association and Yoga for Wealth. The Sage also mentions that there are 32 subdivisions (द्वात्रिंशात् प्रभेद) in Nabhasa Yogas which have a total of 1800 varieties. This Nabhasa Yoga consists of 3 Asraya Yogas, 2 Dala Yogas, 20 Akriti Yogas and 7 Sankhya Yoga.

नाभसयोगाध्याय:

(Nabhasa Yoga)

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अधुना नाभसा योगाः कथ्यन्ते द्विजसत्तम ।
द्वात्रिंशात् तत्प्रभेदास्तु शतघ्नाष्टादशोन्मिताः ॥ १॥
आश्रयाख्यास्त्रयो योगाः दलसंज्ञं द्वयं ततः ।
आकृतिर्विशतिः संख्याः सप्त योगाः प्रकीर्तिताः ॥ २॥

Of the thousands of Yogas, not all of them bestows good result up on a person. The effect of Shubha yoga such as Raja Yoga or Kingly Yoga will be good where as the Ashubha Yoga such as Daridra Yoga brings difficulties and poverty in one's life.

In any horoscopes there will be a minimum of 50 Yogas. Some of the prominent Shubha and Ashubha Yogas which produce very good / bad effect on the native are discussed below.

  • Pancha Maha Purusha Yoga
  • Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga
  • Dharma Karmathipathi Yoga
  • Parivarthana Yoga
  • Chandra Mangala Yoga
  • Adhi Yoga
  • Gaja Kesari Yoga
  • Kemadruma Yoga
  • Guru Chandala Yoga
  • Papa Karthari Yoga
  • 1. Pancha Maha Purusha Yoga

    Parashara Rishi states that when Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn are being in their own sign or in their sign of exaltation, and be in quadrant to Ascendant, they give rise to Ruchaka, Bhadra, Hamsa, Malavya and Sasa Yogas respectively. These Yogas are called Pancha Maha Purusha Yogas and the person born in these Yogas are known as Pancha Maha Purushas (5 type of great personalities).

    पंचमहापुरुषलक्षणाध्यायः

    (Characteristic Features of 5 Great Personalities)

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    अथ वक्ष्याम्यहं पञ्चमहापुरुषलक्षणम् ।
    स्वभोच्चगतकेन्द्रस्थैर्बलिभिश्च कुजादिभिः ॥ १॥
    क्रमशो रुचको भद्रो हंसो मालव्य एव च ।
    शशश्चैते बुधैः सर्वैर्महान्तः पुरुषाः स्मृताः ॥ २॥

    Jathaka Parijathah, another classic text ranked alongside of Brhat Parashara Horasastra, states about Pancha Maha Purusha Yoga as

    "Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn possessing the greatest strength and occupying a quadrant, is in Moolatrikona or in own sign or exalted, the resulting Yogas will be Ruchaka, Bhadra, Hamsa, Malavya and Sasa respectively"

    राजयोगाध्यायः

    (Jathaka Parijathah - Raja Yoga)

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    मूलत्रिकोणनिजतुङ्गगृहोपगाता भौमज्ञजीवसितभानुसुता बलिष्ठाः ।
    केन्द्रस्थिता यदा रुचभद्रहंसमालव्यचारुशशयोगकरा भवन्ति ॥ ५९॥

    Though it is not mentioned explicitly, it is imperative that the Ascendant and Planet forming Yoga are not afflicted. Also, the Yoga is formed when planets are Quadrant to Moon as well.

    Effect of Pancha Maha Purusha Yogas

    1. Ruchaka Yoga : Formed when Mars is placed in Aries or in Scorpio or in Capricorn and Quadrant to Ascendant or Moon. A person born with Ruchaka Yoga will have good and strong physique, attractive face, energetic, enthusiastic, courageous and bold. This Yoga gives rise to the native in Sports or Uniformed Services.
    2. Bhadra Yoga : Formed when Mercury is placed in Gemini or in Virgo and Quadrant to Ascendant or Moon. A person born with Bhadra Yoga will be very well educated, intelligent, intellectual, learned, praised by learned, very strategic and diplomatic in communication. This Yoga gives rise to the native to a very high position in career with name and fame and blesses them with wealth.
    3. Hamsa Yoga : Formed when Jupiter is placed in Sagittarius or in Pisces or in Cancer and Quadrant to Ascendant or Moon. A person born with Hamsa Yoga will be wise, knowledgeable, high political or government dignitary.
    4. Malavya Yoga : Formed when Venus is placed in Taurus or in Libra or in Pisces and Quadrant to Ascendant or Moon. A person born with Malavya Yoga will have a good spouse, live a luxury life.
    5. Sasa Yoga : Formed when Saturn is placed in Capricorn or in Aquarius or in Libra and Quadrant to Ascendant or Moon. A person born with Sasa Yoga will be bestowed with good servants and inclined to use other's wealth and happy.

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    2. Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga

    We already stated that a planet gets debilitated in certain house and becomes weak. But, under certain circumstances, the Debilitation of the Planet gets cancelled giving rise to "Neechabhanga Raja Yoga" which bestows best result upon the native.

    Dispositor : The dispositor is a planet in whose sign another planet is placed. For instance, when Venus is posited in Virgo, then Mercury is called "Dispositor".

    The circumstances which gives rise to Neechabhanga Raja Yoga are explained below:

    1. The dispositor of the debilitated planet is in its own sign or exalted
    2. The dispositor and debilitated planet are in mutual exchange
    3. The dispositor and another planet are in mutual exchange
    4. The debilitated planet is in conjunction with Exalted planet
    5. The debilitated planet is in Quadrant to Ascendant or Moon
    6. Two debilitated planets aspect each other mutually
    7. The debilitated planet is in retrograde
    8. The debilitated planet is in the same sign in Navamsam (Vargothamam)
    9. The debilitated planet is exalted in Navamsam

    Let us explain it with an example. Say Saturn is posited in Aries. Saturn gets debilitated in Aries. Mars is the dispositor. We know, Sun exalts in Aries and debilitates in Libra. With debilitated Saturn, Neechabhanga Raja Yoga will be formed when

    1. Mars is posited in Aries, Scorpio or Capricorn (Dispositor in own sign or exalted)
    2. Mars is placed in Capricorn or in Aquarius (Dispositor & Saturn in Parivarthan)
    3. Mars and Venus are in Parivarthan (Dispositor is in Parivarthan with another planet)
    4. Sun is placed in Aries (Debilitated planet is in conjunction with Exalted planet)
    5. The Ascendant / Moon is placed in Cancer, Libra or Capricorn (Quadrant)
    6. Sun is placed in Libra (Two debilitated planets aspect mutually)
    7. Saturn is in retrograde (Debilitated planet is in Retrograde)
    8. Saturn is posited in Aries in Navamsam too (Debilitated planet in Vargothamam)
    9. Saturn is in Libra in Navamsam (Debilitated planet is exalted in Navamsam)

    When two or more conditions are satisfied, it gives a very good result upon the person during the Dasha period or Bhukthi period of the planets involved.

    The result pronounced by the Neechabhanga Raja Yoga generally will be good wealth, prosperity and popularity. However, the significances of the debilitated Planet and the house it posits will be pronounced more effectively as a result of this Yoga.

    Example : Ascendant is Cancer, Saturn is debilitated in Aries and Mars is exalted in Capricorn. Aries, the 10th house, is the house of profession and pride for Cancer Ascendant. In this case, 1) the dispositor is exalted 2) the dispositor and the debilitated planet are in Parivarthan 3) the exalted dispositor aspects the debilitated planet 4) the debilitated planet too aspects the dispositor. The person born with this horoscope will be bestowed with very good job, fast growth in career, best servants and a great deal of pride in accomplishments.

    Note : When a debilitated planet is placed in 7th house to Moon, and the Moon is placed within Quadrant to Sun, meaning Moon is neither close to New Moon (Amavasya) nor away from Full Moon (Purnima), then the debilitation of the planet gets cancelled. Bus, this is only cancelation of debilitation and does not form Neechabhanga Raja Yoga.

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    3. Dharma Karmathipathi Yoga

    This Yoga is formed when 9th house Lord and 10th house Lord are associated either by conjunction, mutual aspect or exchange of houses.

    For instance, consider Aquarius Ascendant. Placement of Mars in Taurus and Venus in Scorpio will form Dharma Karmathipathi Yoga because 1) Libra is the 9th house and Scorpio is the 10th house 2) Venus and Mars are 9th and 10th house Lords respectively 3) Mars is placed in Venus house Taurus and Venus is placed in Mars house Scorpio and 4) Mars and Venus aspect each other mutually.

    9th house represents Dharma (righteousness) and 10th house represents Karma (action or what one does for living). This Yoga will give a very good career growth, status and makes the person wealthy, legitimately.

    This Yoga also gives rise to Power and position, and it is seen in some politicians' horoscope. But, this does not mean that every one born with this Yoga will be a political leader.

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    4. Parivarthana Yoga

    Parivarthan in Sanskrit means Exchange. Parivarthana Yoga is formed when House Lords exchange their houses Mutually. This Yoga may be formed in three ways when

    1. Two Auspicious House Lords exchange their houses
    2. One Auspicious House Lord and one inauspicious House Lord exchange their houses
    3. Two inauspicious House Lords exchange their houses

    Maha Parivarthana Raja Yoga : This Auspicious Yoga is formed when Auspicious House Lords of 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th exchange their houses mutually.

    For instance, consider Aries Ascendant. Maha Parivarthana Yoga is formed when Mars is placed in Taurus and Venus is placed Aries (exchange of 1st and 2nd House Lords).

    As a result of the Maha Parivarthana Yoga, the significances of the Planets and Houses involved will be pronounced more effectively. 2nd house will give rise to Financial status, 9th house will give rise to Political power, 10th house will give rise in Career and so on.

    The exchange between 2nd house and 7th house can be considered as less auspicious because both the houses represent Killer or Maraka houses, they are auspicious houses though.

    Kahala Yoga : This Yoga is formed when 3rd House Lord exchange its house with one of the Auspicious House Lords of 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th or 11th.

    For instance, consider Aries Ascendant. Kahala Yoga is formed when Venus is placed in Gemini and Mercury is placed Taurus (exchange of 2nd and 3rd House Lords).

    The 3rd house represents self-confidence and hard work. A person born with this Yoga will have to struggle, manage difficulties before prospering. The result will be pronounced effectively after lot of hard-work.

    Dainya Yoga : This Yoga is formed when one of the Evil house or Dusthana 6th, 8th or 12th House Lord exchange its house with one of the Auspicious House Lords of 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th or 11th, including 3rd House Lord.

    For instance, consider Aries Ascendant. Dainya Yoga is formed when Mercury is placed in Sagittarius and Jupiter is placed Virgo (exchange of 6th and 9th House Lords).

    This is not an auspicious Yoga. The Evil House Lord placed in the Auspicious house will afflict the significances of the house and the Auspicious House Lord placed in the Evil house will lose its dignity and become weak. Hence, the life of the person born with this Yoga will be miserable and will be driven by poverty.

    Vipreet Raja Yoga : This Yoga is formed when exchange of house takes place between Two Evil or Dusthana House Lords viz., 6th, 8th or 12th.

    For instance, consider Aries Ascendant. Vipreet Raja Yoga is formed when Mercury is placed in Scorpio and Mars is placed Virgo (exchange of 6th and 8th House Lords).

    This Yoga gives good results such as good health, favorable judgement in long pending case, wealth, huge profit, power and position etc., The result will be pronounced all of a sudden and out of the blue.

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    5. Chandra-Mangala Yoga

    Chandra Mangala Yoga is formed when Mangal (Mars) is in Quadrant to Chandra (Moon) i.e., Mars is placed 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house to Moon. A person born with Chandra-Mangala Yoga in the horoscope will be bestowed with very good wealth, only when both the planets are not afflicted.

    Hence, the strength of Moon and Mars and other planetary conditions must be evaluated before forecasting the result of the Yoga.

    Mars aspect, in general, will be a stressed aspect. It will not do good. And, if Moon is also afflicted, then the Yoga will produce a very bad result.

    In the Horoscope shown below, Mars is posited in 7th house to Moon. Mars is debilitated but debilitation is cancelled because it is placed in 7th house to Moon and Moon is also placed within Quadrant to Sun. But, Moon is afflicted because it is posited in 6th House and gets the aspect of Sat and Mars too. With afflicted Manokarak Moon, the Native was "Mentally retarded" from Birth. Ashtamathipathi Jupiter and 6th house Lord Saturn aspect Ascendant. The native died on 21.08.19. So, it is obvious that afflicted Moon & Mars does not produce good result.

    In the Horoscope shown below, Moon and debilitated Mars are in conjunction. But, Moon is almost two days short of Amavasya which means Moon is almost Malefic. Mars is already debilitated. The Native is not much bestowed with the Chandra-Mangala Yoga because both the planets are not strong.

    Guru-Mangala Yoga is formed when Mars is in Quadrant to Jupiter. The native born with this Yoga will have very good properties and wealth right from birth.

    Bhirugu-Mangala Yoga is formed when Mars is in Quadrant to Venus. The native born with this Yoga will be bestowed with good properties and wealth through the spouse.

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    6. Adhi Yoga

    Adhi Yoga is formed when planets are placed in 6th, 7th and 8th houses either from the Ascendant or from the Rasi (Moon). This Yoga, when formed by Moon, is known as "Chandradhi Yoga".

    Chandradhi Yoga will produce a very good result when Moon is not afflicted and it is within Quadrant to Sun and the planets in 6th, 7th, 8th houses are natural benefic.

    The result produced will be either delayed or will be negative (for instance wealth will come through sinful deeds) in case malefic like Saturn, Mars or Sun are placed.

    The result of this Yoga will be free from debt and diseases, overcoming enemies (significance of 6th house), good marital life (7th house) and good longevity (8th house), and Wealth, Power and Status.

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    7. Gaja Kesari Yoga

    Gaja Kesari Yoga is formed when Jupiter is in Quadrant to Moon (1, 4, 7, 10) and both the planets are not afflicted. When Jupiter in 7th house, it will also form Chandradhi Yoga.

    This Yoga is most commonly found the results are prominently pronounced provided the conditions are satisfied.

    The result of this Yoga will be very good career growth.

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    8. Kemadruma Yoga

    This Yoga is formed when there is no planet on both the side of Moon. In other words, when there is no planet placed in 2nd and 12th house to Moon, then Kemadruma Yoga is formed.

    This Yoga gets cancelled when Jupiter aspects Moon or when there are any planets in Quadrant to Moon (1, 4, 7, 10).

    This Yoga will devoid wealth and knowledge and the person born with this Yoga will be an idiot, illiterate and poor.

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    9. Guru Chandala Yoga

    This Yoga is formed when Rahu conjuncts Jupiter (Guru).

    Jupiter rules Education, Knowledge, Wisdom, Wealth and Progeny. Rahu creates obstacles or eclipse the results.

    The effect of Guru Chandala Yoga will be all the auspicious results of Jupiter will be either delayed or devoid.

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    10. Papa Karthari Yoga

    This Yoga is formed when there are Malefic planets on both the side of Ascendant or Moon.

    The person born with this Yoga will be driven by poverty and will be sick.

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