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Vipareeta Raja Yoga

By Kshitij Sharma, February 3, 2010

Sixth, eighth and twelfth houses are considered to be inimical because of the traits they represent in a horoscope. Sixth house represents enemies, obstacles, debt, and diseases. Eights house is representative of death and destruction. Twelfth house represents loss, unnecessary expenditure etc.

Owners of such houses are inclined to do evil as much as natural malefics. Any association or yoga with natural and temporal benefics in a chart is not considered to be good. Planets occupying such houses are rendered weak and give bad results in relation to their own houses. When the lords of such houses are rendered powerless through their position within one of these houses itself – along with other debilitating combinations – it is said to constitute opposite of a raja yogavipareeta raja yoga and we have Vipareeta raja yoga as “a raja yoga with disclaimers”.

The effects on an individual are the very good – windfall, success in a venture, etc. Success does not come with the grace and fame usually associated with hard work and raja yoga. It comes at cost of others and not by one’s own efforts, i.e., when others lose, the individual gains. It becomes important to have such a yoga in a horoscope wherever competition is involved and people like businessmen, politicians would gain tremendously due to this yoga.

By itself, vipareeta raj yoga gives sudden results and cannot sustain riches for an individual for a long time. Other factors that strengthen the horoscope are necessary to build upon this success. In military parlance, this yoga gives a capability of surgical air strike deep within enemy territory. But if the enemy is still able to retaliate, one’s own defenses should be strong. Vipareeta raja yoga is like the first stage of a missile. It gives the propulsion for first stage, but if the second stage and the guidance system is imperfect, the missile is most likely to miss its intended target.

The following are important conditions for constitution of a vipareeta raj yoga:

  1. Lord of one of these houses should be situated within 6th, 8th and 12th house only.
  2. They should not associated with lords of 1st, 5th, 10th and 9th house.
  3. No association with any natural benefic planet should exist.
  4. The lords of these houses should not be located in their own houses.

Specific yogas are:

  1. If 6th house is affected by malefic planets and/or if the lord of 6th house is situated in 8th/12th, it is called “Harsha yoga”.
  2. If this is the yoga for 8th lord, it constitutes “Sarala yoga”.
  3. For 12th house, the corresponding yoga is “Vimala yoga”.

Though the the names of these yogas sound very pleasant, it is seldom the case. Few caveats that ensure that above four points and three yogas are not taken literally:

  1. Twelfth house is a little less important here. In case of dual ownership of signs, it is opined that the planet owning twelfth house behaves more like the lord of the other house it is owner of. Therefore, in case of Aries lagna, Vipareeta raj yoga cannot be formed by association with Jupiter, which is a natural benefic and becomes even more beneficial by ownership of 9th house.
  2. The location is not 6th/8th/12th from lagna only. Based on principles explained in Uttara Kalamrita, JN Bhasin specifically takes an example of a Cancer lagna horoscope where Mercury is a lord of 12th and 3rd house and its position in 5th house along with aspects from natural malefics causes vipareeta raja yoga. It is interesting to note that 5th house is considered an auspicious house in general. The explanation provided is that Mercury is situated in 3rd from 3rd house and 6th from 12th house, thereby harming the prospects of these houses.
  3. Natural benefics should not be involved. They tend to be ineffective in giving results of this yoga. Think about it this way – if you want to hit your enemy hard, then you want the baddest guys working for you. Goodness should not be involved.

This yoga does nothing but extend the logic of a negative of negative being positive. Therefore, an astrologer should consider a vipareeta raja yoga when lords of 6th/8th/12th are powerless not just by virtue of occupancy of such houses, but also by other means viz. debilitation in rashi and navamsha, occupation of enemy rashi, hemming/aspects from natural malefic planets etc.

An astrologer should be very careful while considering vipareeta raja yoga because of parivartana yoga. An parivartana yoga between 6th and 12th lords will end up planets fortifying their own house through full drishti. In case of 8th and 12th, they are 5th/9th to each other and such a location is considered to be advantageous to the planet. That is precisely the reason why Harsha Yoga, Sarala Yoga and Vimala Yoga defined earlier in this article do not fructify and function as expected.

Table: Likely combinations of Vipareeta Raja Yoga for various Lagnas

Lagna Comments

Aries (Mesha)

Mercury is lord of 3rd and 6th. Its association with Mars, lord of 8th will constitute this yoga. Please note that involvement of Jupiter cannot be considered here because of Jupiter’s simultaneous ownership of 9th house.


Venus is the lord of both Lagna and 6th house. Its placement in 8th with Jupiter in 6th will cause vipareeta raja yoga, but because both Jupiter and Venus are natural benefics, the effect will be less.

Gemini (Mithuna)

Venus is lord of both 12th and 5th. It will behave more like a 5th lord and hence cannot take part in this yoga. Mars and Saturn are the likely candidates and being natural malefics, they will be able to give good results.

Cancer (Karka)

Jupiter is both 6th and 9th lord. Naturally, it will be less effective. If Mercury (3rd and 12th lord) comes under influence of Saturn (8th lord), it would be good for vipareeta Raja yoga. Mercury can given sudden results as it is a fast moving planet.

For cancer, debilitation of Saturn as 8th lord can cause vipareeta raja yoga. However, since this debilitation would happen in 10th house, it will necessarily harm career prospects. 8th is a weird house. It would be very interesting to judge the prospects of a person who is born under this combination. I should try to do more reading/research on meaning of such combination.

Leo (Simha)

Saturn and Moon are important, especially if Moon is waning (Krishna Paksha)

Virgo (Kanya)

Saturn getting debilitated in 8th house. Sun’s position in 6th house will strengthen 12th house and its occupation of 8th house will be under exaltation.

Libra (Tula)

Jupiter/Venus can give a vipareeta raja yoga. Mercury is simultaneously lord of 9th and 12th and hence is a benefic. Overall, not a great lagna for this type of yoga.

Scorpio (Vrishchika)

Mars, Mercury can give this yoga. Especially if Mercury is under adverse influence of other malefics, it will tend to behave like one. Venus can also contribute to vipareet raja yoga.

Sagittarius (Dhanu)

Venus is important, so are Moon and Mars. Based on example in Uttara Kalamrita, Saturn occupation of 5th house will also give vipareeta raja yoga. The explanation is that Saturn will behave more like the third house lord in this case and its location in 3rd from 3rd will harm the prospects of 3rd house.

Capricorn (Makara)

Jupiter can give vipareeta raja yoga, but then the natural goodness of Jupiter will come into picture.

Aquarius (Kumbha)

Saturn, Moon and Mercury have the capabilities of giving this yoga, especially if Moon and Mercury are badly afflicted and if Moon is in Krishna Paksha.

Pisces (Meena)

A combination between Sun and Venus who are the 6th and 8th Lords respectively, will give vipareeta raja yoga. Saturn too is evil for Pisces because of its ownership of 12th house. Its association with Venus, however may not be beneficial from our current point of view since they are friends by default. Saturn’s association with Sun would definitely help though.

These are general comments about a lagna. Of course, one has to look at the exact location of each of the planets before arriving to any conclusion.

Timing of events should be seen from Vimshottari dasha periods of the planets involved. The birthchart application in this site doubles up as Vipareeta Raja Yoga Calculator.


  • Comment by suresh sharma on July 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    sir born with libra lagna, saturn and mercury in lagana rahu and chander is in scorpionketu in taurus jupter in karka mangal in sinha rashi in kanya rashi shukra and sun please let me know if ther exist vipreet rajyog

  • Comment by Bharani-Mel on July 19, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Sir, For Lagna Capricon Gemini and Leo are 6th and 8th Houses. These Lords Mercury and Sun are conjunct with Venus(combust)in Lagna. Is it Vipareetha R Y?
    Dob 25/01/86, 7.30 AM
    Lat 9/40 and Long80/00
    Looking for ur reply.

  • Comment by v.sasi on May 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Dear sir,

    my sons lagna is pisces(meena) lord of 6th(sun) and 8th(venus) is in 5th(cancer)……is it Vipareeta Raja Yoga …..12th(saturn) is in 4th(gemini)…..

    other planets are mars(R) in 12th(aquaris), Rahu in 3rd(taurus) , guru and mercury in 6th(Leo), moon is in 8th(libra) and ketu in 9th(scorpion)…..

    Name : S.B.DHANVANTH DOB : 04/08/2003
    Nakshatra : Swati

    i request you to kindly reply me sir….


  • Comment by chiranjib nath on July 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    sir my DOB:10/JANUARY/1990
    POB:kalna(west bengal,india)
    sir i have getting very much problem with my job.can you please give me some suggestion.

  • Comment by ashish mani tripathi on October 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    my dob is 1/7/1984 , 18:20pm ,on Gorakhpur (up) , i am very confused about our carear please guide me ,

  • Comment by Ranjeet Singh on May 24, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    For Gemini ascendant Saturn is a functional benefic owning the 9th house which is a mooltrikona and 8th house. Saturn will give more effect of the 9th house. Saturn is not a malefic for Gemini ascendant.

  • Comment by Jitendra on August 30, 2013 at 11:36 am

    If Moon for aquarius lagna is in 12th Capricorn and Mars combust Sun in 6th house, But it is pournima moon with Rahu in lagna does it make vipreeta raj yoga of moon. Jupiter in 9th house , Saturn in 3rd house and venus in 8th house debilitated, mercury with ketu in 7th. Moon is in 7th house cancer in navamsa.
    ; 16th August 1970. Mumbai.19:36hrs.

  • Comment by ashok on May 12, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Dear sir,
    Born with Aries (Mesha) lagna. mars and moon in Taurus(Vrishabha). Mercury and sun in Gemini (Mithuna). Raghu and venus in Cancer (Karka). jupiter and shani in Virgo (Kanya). kethu in Capricorn (Makara). Please comment about the dharma karmathi yoga for 9th and tenth house and effect of 11th and 12th house. what will be the effect of these combination of jubiter and saturn in 6ht house.
    1. 12th lord in 6th house
    2. 9th and 10th lord in 6th house
    3. 6th lord in 3rd house

  • Comment by Ritu on July 17, 2014 at 10:06 pm


    My DOB – 14 January 1977, Time -18.24(6.24pm), Place- New Delhi, India.

    I was told that i hv a vipreet raja yoga. I’m going thru very stressful phase in terms of finances. I dont know what to do. When will i get married n when my finances will improve? Please reply!

    God Bless!

  • Comment by nandeesh on July 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Sir check wheather i have this yoga somebody told i have harsha yoga but everyday living like an hell no job money frustating life me date of birth 30/06/1986 and time 5:14 am in bangalore plese suggest any help

  • Comment by later on September 22, 2014 at 7:56 pm


    My DOB – 02 March 1982, Time -11:20 AM , Place-Hassan,karnataka,India

    I’m going thru very stressful phase in terms of finances. I dont know what to do. When will i get married n when my finances will improve? Please reply!


  • Comment by arjun on April 15, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I don’t have job. 09 01 1986 time 10 h 29m p.m. place Nagpur.

  • Comment by Maan Khurana on April 30, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    DOB: 04 May1990
    Time: 16:10
    Place: Indore

    I am of Virgo Lagna, with mars in 6th house and Mercury+Sun in 8th house.
    I wanted to know If Vipreet Raj yoga is strong in my case, because lagna lord and lord of 10th house occupies 8th house

  • Comment by bhavesh on May 17, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    In my birth chart lord of 8th house is Saturn and it is in his own house …thus creating viparita Sarla Raja Yoga…can you please tell me is it strong or week and when the results should be expected.

    Birth Details
    Name- Bhavesh
    DOB- 30/4/1994
    Time- 12:36pm
    Place- Ahmedabad, Gujarat

  • Comment by kushal on June 12, 2015 at 9:05 am

    birth details name;kushal dob;19.02.1987 time;15.27pm,place;hyderabad,telangana

  • Comment by Prafulla on June 16, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    How far my Vipreet Raj Yoga supports me. because, at the end moment, things get disturbed.
    DOB : 23-07-1969
    time : 6:25 AM
    place : cuttack

    Pl. comment.

  • Comment by Chetan on June 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Sir, I am cancer ascendant with sun rahu and Mercury in 6th house and saturn Ketu in 12th house, Mars in 10th, moon in 9th and jupiter and Venus in 7th house. Does this form vipreet Raj yoga? If so what will be the effect in sun mahadasha starting in 2018.

  • Comment by Shweta khare on June 19, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Sir ,
    I m Shweta khare,facing many problems regarding career ,and personal life also.My details are as follows:-

    Date of Birth-17/11/1983
    Birth Place-Allahabad
    Time of Birth-5:00 p.m.

    Please tell me if I will get a govt job or not..??When I will get married and will it be love marriage or arrange??

  • Comment by m deo on June 20, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    dob: 9/2/1993 6.56am Mumbai
    i hv 12th house lord jupiter in 8th. pl highlight pros n cons

  • Comment by sanjay mishra on June 22, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    My kark lagna.8th lord sani in 8th house.sani dasa meri kaisi rahegi.pls.

  • Comment by rajnish sharma on August 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    My name is rajnish sharma.My d o b is 21june1975. Time 9.00 is gurdaspur. Do I have vipreet rajyog in my kundli.if yes then when it will start.

  • Comment by Jaykumar on September 17, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Hello sir,
    Im jaykumar & for my Gemini asc want to know, how far my vipareeta yoga supports me or not also my horoscope is very interesting & so if there is any other yoga formed in my horoscope too..let me know.sir!

    *Date of birth- 22/03/1990
    *Birth place- Mumbai
    *Birth Time- 12:56 PM
    Lat 19:7N & Long 72:49E

    Waitng for your reply soon!

  • Comment by Neeraj on October 12, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Dear Sir ,
    Plz check n confirm me this yoga is in my kundli.
    Dob :- 20/02/1985
    Birth place :- Jaunpur (U.p)
    Birth time :- 9:30 pm

  • Comment by Umesh on October 14, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    DOB 22-1-1976 8.30 PM.India-Kerala- cannanore. Leo lagna. Jupiter in Pisces ( 8th house). Saturn in cancer (12th house) Have I harsha / sarala/vimala vipareet raj yoga?

  • Comment by lakshman on October 16, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Dear Sir, In my birth chart Aquarius lagna, in sixth house moon, in eightth house mercury and saturn… is it a Vipareetha raja yoga or not sir…

    Lakshman Raju

  • Comment by sanjiv on November 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    DOB 30/04/196212 32 noon karnal Haryana india; cancer lagna, you had desired to do more research in such cases. pl elaborate vipreet raj yoga in such case

  • Comment by Manjunath on November 19, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    D.o.b. 5/12/1981 time 2:45 pm meena lagna and meena rasi for me in Venus house 8th but guru is located there and 11 Venus is located 9th house budha & suria 10 house kethu 4 house ragu 6 house mars 7 house sani and in langa rasi moon . does I have any yogas that I can get success in financial ,marrage, successful man pls let me know thank you

  • Comment by jay on December 3, 2015 at 12:22 am

    saturn + moon in 6th house of leo lagna effecttt vipreetrajyog or not

  • Comment by Shivaram on December 14, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Helo am interested to be an actor….suit for me or not…tell me tommarrow
    Date of birth: 01/09/1994
    Time of birth : 11.52 am
    Place of birth: Pondicherry

  • Comment by RB PANDEY on January 4, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Hello sir my date of birth is 05july 1982 8:30pm is there any raaj yoga or veeparit raj yoga in my kundali plz help me for this
    Thanks and regards
    Rb pandey.

  • Comment by Hemant on January 8, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Saturn in 2nd House (no.5) and Sun in 8th House (no.8) for Cancer Ascendent,is it Parivartan Yog ?

  • Comment by Kshitij Sharma on January 9, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Saturn in 2nd House (no.5) and Sun in 8th House (no.8) for Cancer Ascendant is indeed parivartan yoga. Saturn and Sun are also opposite each other and will affect each other depending on the degrees. The closer to 180 degrees, the more the effect would be.

  • Comment by Hemant on January 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    DOB :- 20/02/1978 , Time :- 17:24:02 , Place:- Jogeshwari (E), Mumbai-400060
    Longitude:- 72.84 ,Lattidude:- 19.13
    Can You Explain Kundali Predictions ?

  • Comment by saumil on January 8, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    guru ji;

    dob : 01-sep-73 , 04.00 am, gaya (bihar)
    what if Saturn and Ketu are conjoined in the 12th house and there is sani mahadahsa and ketu anyterdasha?
    thanks in advance

  • Comment by Kshitij Sharma on January 9, 2016 at 7:39 am

    In classical case, the indications for Saturn and Ketu conjoined in 12th house are as follows:

    Saturn in 12th house: This indicates desire for privacy and avoiding from social contact. Health problems – diseases and possible hospitalization are indicated as well – vaata issues because of Saturn’s innate qualities. Positive Saturn makes person work towards upliftment of poor on in such activities.

    Ketu in 12th house: Ketu’s planetary lord is important, but this too indicates wandering away. Therefore, this antardasha is likely to signify foreign trips and change of place.

    Saturn+Ketu: This is tricky. Ketu is trying to get enlightenment. Its job in 12th house is to rise above daily chores and go look for moksha. Saturn is responsibility and discipline, but still cause denial of pleasures. So overall effect will be of conflict and confusion on the spiritual side of it, but will still work together against social contact. One more thing, this will also cause disinterest in earning money.

  • Comment by sathish kumar on February 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Hi I’m sathish kumar.. my Dob is 06/Dec/1990… Salem, tamil nadu your looking for research on vibareetha raja yoga for karkataka Laguna.. because in my natal chart both Saturn and mercury in 6 th house. I had lots of trouble in my career for past 7 year.. however I studied BE in computer science . After 2 Year only i got job in mnc and I’m well and good in age is 25 … I do interest ed in astrology I can understands basics…email me ur suggestion.. when my dreams will come true..

  • Comment by sathish kumar on February 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    My birth star is Ashlesha nakshara.. karakataka laugna.. karakataka rasi.. dob – 6-dec-1990. Birth place is salem, tamil nadu. Birth time 10:45 pm ist… tell Im interested in spirituals .. what should I do .. what should not do

  • Comment by mokshitha on February 11, 2016 at 8:44 am

    By Dob 29/4/1977
    I have venus jupitar parivartana dainya yoga. Venus in pices 6th house . jupitar in taurus 8th house from libra lagna. Can u please predict and explain.

  • Comment by Gaurav Puri on February 14, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    please tell me If sun & mercury in 6th house,Mars & jupiter in 2nd house , Venus & rahu in 8 th house, moon in 9th house,saturn in 12house ,ketu in 5th house in same kundli than what will be the result ?
    Gaurav Puri
    Shivpuri M.P.
    04/08/1982 08:30:00 AM

  • Comment by charulata on February 20, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    My name is charulata ramesh mohale my date of birth is 10sep1987 .which type of viprit raj yoga does I have?

  • Comment by Amit on March 20, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    9:12 am
    Is there any vipreeta raj yoga in my kundali.

  • Comment by Gaurav on March 21, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Dear sir,
    My lagan is taorus.
    My 8 lord jupetur in 12 house
    And 12 lord mars in 8 house.
    Both planet swithing houses.
    So is it viprit raj yog
    Gaurav parashar
    Dob 22.2.88
    11.45 am

  • Comment by Varun on April 30, 2016 at 2:17 am

    My lagan kark, Saturn is in scorpion rashi placed at 5th house.
    Do you have any detail for that.

  • Comment by Anil on May 11, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    my dob is 11/9/79
    Time 4:15 pm
    Place sitapur u.p

    is it vipreet rajyoga in my kundli plz replied me

  • Comment by Nitin Kulkarni on June 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Sir My Lagna Is KARK,
    Rahu in 6th housue, Shani & Ketu in 12 th house. Also Mercury is in 5th house. is there any viparit rajyoga?
    other kunndali details
    DOB 7/12/73
    time 21:35

  • Comment by kathan shah on June 27, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    sir…my name is kathan…..i have opt for medical line….please let me know weather my stars are favourable for it or not……i have kanya magna….mangal in 2nd house…..ketu in 5th house….shani with guru in 8th house…..surya, chandra and budha in 10th house……and rahu with shukra in 11th house…..plz reply

  • Comment by Saroj padhi on August 28, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Sir, For capricorn lagna Gemini & Leo is 6th & 8th house respectively. These Lord’s mercury and sun conjoined with venus(combust) in lagna. Is it vipareeta Raja yoga?plz.reply…

    D.o.b– 16/01/1982.
    Time– 6.30am
    Place- Bhubaenswar(odisha)

  • Comment by Ravi on October 1, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I born 11th Jan 1977 in the morning about 7AM, so many hardships faced during my life from the beginning, I achieved good stage i.e police officer by very hard work but financially in intial, even my marital life is not satisfactory, I want to know what yogas are in my birth chart and what is my good period in my life and what should I do. .please answer. . thanks with regards. Ravi

  • Comment by anil saraswat on October 18, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    sir ji
    my dob is 11/9/79
    time 4:15 pm
    place sitapur u.p

    sir ji kya meri kundli me vipareet rajyog hai
    what i have vipreet rajyoga in my kundli


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