Vedic Astrology – Lesson 33
Yogas are important combinations in Vedic Astrology. Yogas are formed by planets
being angular and well posited. There are 5 main Great Yogas called Mahapurusha
Yogas, effectuated by Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn.
There are 5 main Yogas and there are other minor Yogas. In V A , there are 6 lakh
Angular and powerful Jupiter ( either exalted or in own house ) causes Hamsa Yoga.
Angular and powerful Saturn ( either exalted or in own house ) causes Sasa Yoga.
Angular and powerful Mars ( either exalted or in own house ) causes Ruchaka Yoga.
Angular and powerful Venus ( either exalted or in own house ) causes Malavya Yoga.
Angular and powerful Mercury ( either exalted or in own house ) causes Bhadra Yoga.
If the planet which causes the Yoga is debiliated in Navamsa, then that Yoga gets weakened.
If the planet which causes the Yoga is combust, or helpless in a cuspal degree, that Yoga is
nullified. Great care must be exercised while interpreting Yogas.
When a debilitated planet attains cancellation of debilitation, he becomes positve and gives rise
to Neechabhanga Raja Yoga. The clauses for N R Y are
The dispositor of the debilitated planet must be angular, either to the Ascendant or to the Lunar Ascendant or the exaltation dispositor should be angular, either to the Asc or the Lunar Asc. ( Tad Rasi natha Tad api Uchanatha/ Sa Lagna Chandreshvapi Kendravarthi )
The native born in N R Y becomes attains regal status and will be righteous ( Raja Bhaveth Dharmika
Raja Yogas are regal Yogas formed when some powerful planets become angular. 16 types of Raja Yogas are formed when Jupiter, Saturn become exalted, Moon is in own house and all are angular.
HAMSA MAHA YOGA
According to the classical texts the person becomes a king extolled by the good ( Artha Dharma Sukhabhak ), will eat pure food & will be of righteous disposition. Jupiter is the planet of Religion & the person not only becomes religious but revives true Religion. ( Guru Dwija Bhakthiadhi Tad Yoga Phalam ). Wealth, righteousness, comforts, devotion to preceptors, beautiful voice, fame and liberality – these are some of the characteristics of Hamsa Yoga. High longevity is also conferred by this yoga. ( Hamsaja Sura Suraschiranjeevi ).
SASHA MAHA YOGA
The native will be well liked by all, equivalent to a king or a
minister and is tough- hearted. This yoga is excellent for
careers in police and military. They will enjoy all the plea-
sures of life. On the negative side this yoga indicates a
voluptuary inclined to play the role of paramour towards the
objects of his guilty love. They may be considered wicked by
many . They will be famous & will be the leaders of their family.
Fame, wealth and glamour automatically flow to them. There will be
love for mother and motherland ( Bhakhto Jananyam ). They will be
able to know the guilts of other people.
The person born under this yoga lives upto 70 years and enjoys
all the comforts of life. Fame and reputation are natural to a
Malavyan.Will be very attractive to the opposite sex. As Venus
represents the libido of the Cosmic Man, all sorts of gratifica-
tion will be enjoyed by them. Their attractiveness, ability and
personal magnetism will be the envy of many. Venus is the
planet of Love and they will be very successful in this field.
BHADRA MAHA YOGA
The person born under this yoga becomes a scholar and with
good longevity. Mercury represents academic education and
educational attainments of no mean order will be bequethed
by this yoga. Learning, knowledge excellence in all arts and
sciences will be bestowed. Fame and reputation automatically
develop. People will come in search of them from foreign
lands. Their personal magnetism and charisma will be a source
of attraction for people. Scientific skill, oratorial prowess, artistic skill mark this great Yoga. ( Vagmee Padu ).
RUCHAKA MAHA YOGA
People born under this yoga become famous & become
good generals and military officers. Military and police
efficiency develops. Wealth, fame and reputation are the
hallmarks of this yoga. Fame develops to all parts of the
globe . Works for the benefit of others. People come from
far away lands in search of them due to their wisdom and
pragmatism. Knowledge & wisdom come to them automatically.
Enemies get defeated as a result.
Nipuna Yoga is formed when Mercury and Sun are together.
High skill, intelligence and fame are some of the charact-
eristics of this yoga which is also called Budha_Adithya Yoga.
Angular Jupiter, angular to the Moon confers Gaja Kesari Yoga.
” Sahasra Masecha Jeevitham ” meaning that they will live
upto 1000 lunar months. Minimum longevity 70 / 80 years. Will have
tremendous oratorial capacity which can move audiences as a
monarch sways his dominions. They will be the leader of their
place, reputed and famous. Uninterrupted influx of income.
ADHI YOGA Adhi Yoga results when the lunar 6th, 7th and 8th positions
are occupied by major planets. The result of this yoga is
wealth and fame. They will be the leaders wherever they are
placed. They will be above want.
When the solar 2nd is tenanted by major planets, Vesi Yoga
results. Fame health and wealth will be conferred by this
yoga. Financial stability can be expected. They will be known
VASI YOGA Vasi yoga results when the solar 12th is tenanted by major
planets. Financial stability, health and fame are indicated.
They will be known as pious people amidst their circle.
UBHAYACHARI YOGA When the solar 12th & 2nd houses are tenanted by major
planets, Ubhayachari results. They will be knowledgeable,
strong with handsome features, will have good relatives,
of regal status, very enthusiastic, with oratorial prowess & famous.