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Vedic Astrology Yogas

Guru Chandal Yoga

By Kshitij Sharma, November 14, 2015

From January 2016 onwards, both Jupiter and Rahu would share the sign of Leo. While Jupiter has been in Leo since mid of 2016, Rahu will transit into Leo towards end of January 2016. This combination will exist till mid-August. Also, since Jupiter will be transiting out of Leo in forward direction and Rahu will be crossing Leo in reverse direction, the difference in degrees between them will be very less.

This combination of Rahu (and Ketu) and Jupiter is called as Guru Chandal yoga (GCY). This is an interesting yoga because the Guru, who is divine wisdom in a planetary form, shares the space with the master of disguise and guile and the demon himself who made a fool out of devas and stole their nector. Many believe this combination to be extremely bad for Jupiter as Rahu could supposedly poison the good and beneficial nature of Jupiter. In this article, I will concentrate more on Rahu & Jupiter combination rather. I will deal with Ketu and Jupiter combination in another article.

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Chandra Mangal Yoga: Exchange Special Case

By Kshitij Sharma, October 1, 2015

Chandra-Mangala yoga, which is a yoga caused by combination of Moon and Mars, is a special yoga for financial prudence. The persons having mutual yoga between Mars and Moon, in exact opposition or close conjunction, are worldly wise as far as money is concerned. This is a euphemism for highly materialistic nature. Such persons can be manipulative if the chart has further malefic aspects. In this article, I am touching upon a special case of Chandra-Mangala yoga where Moon and Mars exchange houses.

Mars and Moon have a special relation in Vedic Astrology. They both get debilitated in each others rashi. Moon is debilitated in Scorpio (owned by Mars) at 3° and Mars is debilitated in Cancer (owned by Moon) at 28°. Both are watery signs and are located at trine (1-5-9) from each other. This makes the combination of both being debilitated in the horoscope very interesting. Continue reading

Beeja Sphuta, Kshetra Sphuta

By Kshitij Sharma, July 4, 2015

This article is related to progeny in Vedic Astrology. To understand the strength of the child bearing factors in both male and female horoscope, there is a method defined in Phaladeepika. It is a simple method and can be followed by anyone.

The purpose of the article is to explain the method in brief and then present some of the data that I have collected over a period of time in order to put the method to test. I am not providing the birth details due to privacy concerns and it is almost impossible for anyone to construct the date of birth, time of birth and place of birth data back from the calculations here. Hence the privacy of my clients is well preserved.

Some of the data is very very old, hence I am not sure of the current situation and if any of these clients indeed became parents through medical help or even adoption.

The edition of Phaladeepika that I have is a Hindi version edited/translated by Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra and published by Ranjan Publications. There is a version available in English through Motilal Banarasidas too – I have looked at both of them and at least for this chapter on Santaanbhaavaadhyaaya (संतानभावाध्यायः), the shlokas are the same. Hence, you can pick up any of the editions and will be looking at the same base material.

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Most Important Houses in a Horoscope

By Kshitij Sharma, June 13, 2015

In today’s world, a child is born into a rat race. Helicopter parents get to vicariously live their life one more time through their children. Since the very beginning, there is a huge sense of competition, starting from the weight and the height of the baby, to the amount of money charged by the nursing home. The more, the better. The parent himself may be the most average student in everything during his school days, but he wants his child to do well in every sphere. The parent won’t care if the child has an aptitude in a sphere, whether she is good in dance or drama, mathematics or sports, painting or language, as long as the child “tops” in everything. The area of liking does not matter, competition does. The same rat race continues through the life. When the child grows up, ambition, desire, wishes and earning money take over. Family, saving money for the future aren’t important, earning power is. Creativity and compassion take a back seat.

In Kaliyuga, the most important houses in a horoscope are the 11th, 3rd and 6th house. It roughly works out as this – do you have the necessary ambition (11th house), passion to convert the dream into reality (3rd house) and ability to get ahead of competition (6th house)? These three houses provide an answer to the most important question in the corporate life – do you have what it takes?

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Yogas in Horoscope Application

By Kshitij Sharma, March 6, 2015

Hello Readers,

The followings yogas are being coded in the astrology horoscope section. This is a list of 50 odd yogas that my application is currently capable of coding. This post is supposed to be a comprehensive list for all of you to refer to. This has now been added to the astrology application and the output can now be see in this page –> an example horoscope. You are more then welcome to critique and comment on the content, format and presentation.

Brihat Parashara Hora Shashtra is the first book where these yogas or “special combinations” are defined. Many of the yogas presented below (and other texts too) are copied from there. The other book any astrologer goes through for Yogas is the “Three Hundred Important Combinations” by Dr. B. V. Raman. This is a very old book, preface shows a date of 21st July 1947.  The three hundred yogas explained in the book not only form the basis of horoscope reading, but also help an astrologer learn how the chart is interpreted. It is therefore necessary that the astrologer go through the definition and results of the yogas. It is extremely important that the astrologer go through the remarks to learn the essence of the yoga. One more book that I have referred to is “Important Planetary Yogas”.

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Dual House Ownership in Horoscope

By Kshitij Sharma, December 3, 2014

Planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn own two signs each in Vedic Astrology where we do not take Uranus, Neptune and Pluto into account. Sun and Moon have ownership of just one sign each. This complicates matters for some new astrologers who aren’t able to judge the true nature of the planet and ascertain the effect of the planet in the chart as benefic or malefic. This article is an extension of the benefic/malefic planet article that I wrote way back in 2009 and should be read along with it. Please refer to the points on who the malefics and benefics are as I will not repeat it here. Based on the points, and the dual sign ownership, a planet can be lord of both a malefic as well as a benefic house in a horoscope. Let’s look at various ascendant signs and dual ownership and ascertain the functional nature of a planet in a given janma kundali.

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Conjuctions of Planets and Graha-Yudh

By Kshitij Sharma, October 30, 2014

I have learnt this from Dr. Suresh Chandra Mishra. As a student, I humbly acknowledge his teachings. He has covered this in multiple places in his other books – for example in Chapter 17 of Brihat Samhita – pages 282 to 291. The books were in क्लिष्ट Hindi and it was a little difficult for me to understand. It is a travesty since Hindi is supposed to be my mother-tongue, but come to think of it, no one has taught us what “latitude” and “longitude” are called in Hindi/Sanskrit. I learnt it from Dr. Mishra that शर is latitude and क्रांति is longitude.

If two planets are extremely close to each other, in terms of both latitude and longitude around the ecliptic, then they are considered to be at war with each other. This is called planetary war and in Hindi books, it is referred to as ग्रहयुद्ध.

In his treatise on Brihat Samhita, Dr. Mishra has considered graha yudh to be of 4 types, which he has also mentioned in his facebook post:

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Kendradhipati Dosha

By Kshitij Sharma, August 25, 2014

In Vedic Astrology, the kendras are 1, 4, 7 and 10 houses in a natal horoscope. These are supposed to be the houses of action and govern some of the major aspects of life. Kendradhipati dosha is the blemish of ownership of these kendras and works to negate the natural characteristic of the planet owning the house. If the lord of such a house in a horoscope is a natural malefic, then the harmful effects come down. Similarly the good effects of the natural benefics comes down a notch.

The ascendant lord is not counted in this equation and continues to be a benefic for the person. An ascendant is never a malefic. It will always define a person and will never harm him/her. The ascendant lord, if if a natural malefic, will do good to the house it gets located in. Continue reading

Multiple planets in one house

By Kshitij Sharma, June 22, 2014

There are many combinations when there are more than four planets in a house in a horoscope. These are very interesting kundalis and are a challenge to interpret. A lot of care must be taken to apply usual rules of combinations of planets as there are many such combinations to consider. Assuming that all the yogas that are indicated by two or three planets taken at a time will be applicable will be a mistake and an astrologer must not base his/her interpretations on them. This is because when we have mutliple planets in one house, the probability of one of them being natural and functional malefic is quite high and as such it taints any good combination. Similarly, a presense of a benefic may improve the situation when many malefics are around, but then the power of the beneficial planet to do good is also reduced and it then becomes an average horoscope at best.

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Sixth House in Kundali and Debt

By Kshitij Sharma, June 10, 2014

Debt, loans and such money matters are seen from sixth house in a horoscope.

6th is a malefic house in a horoscope. Location of a planet in the sixth house is considered a bad placement. Similarly, placement of 6th house lord in any other auspicious house is considered bad for the house. The only good placement for 6th lord is in one of the dusthana houses that cause veepareeta raja yoga. Association of 6th house and its lord with malefics results in Harsha yoga.

As 6th house is a dusthana, it needs to be weaker in the chart for good results. Hence a strong 6th house will lead to debts and loans. An exalted 6th lord, in a good position in horoscope, vargottama, etc. are all such indications of a strong planet.

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