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Saraswati Yoga, Shri Kanth/Srikanth Yoga, Shri Nath/Srinath Yoga, Vairinchi/Virinchi Yoga, Vedic Astrology Readings, Horoscope Astrologer, Raj Shekhar Sharma, Authentic Online Astrology Readings

Saraswati Yoga, Shri Kanth/Srikanth Yoga, Shri Nath/Srinath Yoga, Vairinchi/Virinchi Yoga, Vedic Astrology Readings, Horoscope Astrologer, Raj Shekhar Sharma, Authentic Online Astrology Readings

In continuation of my previous articles on Yogas in Vedic Astrology..

Slokas 26 and 27 of Phaladeepika mention about one specific and very strong astrology yoga called as Saraswati Yoga. The Yoga is formed on the basis of three planets namely Mercury, Jupiter and Venus.

But first of all, let me elaborate a bit on the meaning of “Saraswati”. Many of you will already be aware of its meaning; but for those who don’t know, a little explanation will be good. “Saraswati” is the name of Indian Hindu Goddess of learning, art, knowledge, wisdom and music; and, in India people with high level of brilliance and wisdom are said to be blessed by mother Saraswati. She is the daughter of Brahma, the Creator; and, those who want to achieve success in learning, knowledge and wisdom are suggested to pray for her blessings. I hope this brief explanation of the term, “Saraswati” would have provided ample idea about the influence and might of the Yoga.

Saraswati Yoga is formed when the following four conditions are met in the Lagna/natal chart:

:–  Mercury is occupying first, second, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth or tenth house of the Lagna Chart.
:–  Venus is occupying first, second, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth, or tenth house of the Lagna Chart.
:–  Jupiter is occupying first, second, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth or tenth house of the Lagna Chart.
:–  Jupiter is either occupying its own rashi or exalted or in friendly sign.

Conclusively, all three planets (Mercury, Venus and Jupiter) should either be in first or second or fourth or fifth or seventh or ninth or tenth house; they can be together or separate; and, one special and additional condition for Jupiter is that it should either be in its own sign or exalted or in friendly signs.

The results of Saraswati Yoga are mentioned in sloka number 27  as per which the native born with Saraswati Yoga in the Lagna Chart will be very intelligent; will be proficient in prose and verse and play writing; and, will also be well versed in rhetoric science. He will be a scholar and proficient in mathematics. He will be skilled in poetry and narrative compositions of Sacred texts. He will also be extremely wealthy and fortunate; and, will also be blessed with happiness in marriage and family life (good wife and son). Persons born with such Yoga (Saraswati Yoga) are very fortunate, famous and honored by the Kings (Authorities).

Thus, this single yoga has been told to be auspicious for overall aspects of life (including education, career, finance, family and fame).

However, the on ground applicability of this Saraswati Yoga may not be very satisfying or appealing; and, one may find many poor or less educated or unsuccessful people having this yoga in their horoscope. The reason is the same (as has been highlighted in my previous articles) i.e. for optimum results of a Yoga, the dispositions of the concerned planets in Lagna Chart are also required to be backed up with their disposition in Navamsha; and, in addition to this, the basic nature of the planets (generating yoga for the respective Lagna) as well as operating planetary periods may also have a significant role to play.

Let us understand this with the aid of some examples.

Example_horoscope_one_Saraswati_Yoga_Eddie

Eddie Arcaro Lagna Chart Saraswati Yoga

This is the horoscope of Eddie Arcaro (19 February 1916 @ 3:30 PM Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) who was a multi-millionaire and the most famous jockey in  American history. Jupiter is occupying its own rashi in ninth house of his Lagna Chart; and, also joined by exalted Venus. Mercury is in seventh house (joined by Rahu) of his Lagna Chart; and, therefore, all the requisite conditions for Saraswati Yoga are being addressed in his Lagna Chart. While, he was blessed with fame and wealth, he couldn’t acquire proper education and started working by the age of 13 (as a golf caddy at the local country club). I am not going into details about the astrological reasons behind the wealth and fame in his Lagna Chart as such besides the apparent presence of Saraswati Yoga, there are many other factors in his horoscope. However, I may like to draw your attention towards the astrological reasons due to which he couldn’t acquire even average education despite the presence of Saraswati Yoga in his Lagna Chart.

So, first of all, the basic nature of all three planets for Karka Lagna (Cancer Ascendant) is to be taken into consideration as per which Mercury is not a friendly planet for Karka Lagna (Cancer Ascendant); and, Venus’s role is also limited towards supporting its own houses and general attributes while, its influence on/for other planets/houses may not be much supportive.

Yes, I can understand your dilemma; how come the lord of fourth and eleventh houses (Venus) may create problems for the other houses/planets in Karka Lagna? Some of you may say or think, “ I have read somewhere or I have heard somewhere or so’n’so world famous astrologer does not adhere to this concept (Venus is not a friendly planet for Karka Lagna)”.

Well, guys all I can say is that just find ten or twenty horoscopes of known people who are having Karka Lagna with exalted Venus in their ninth house; and, simply ask them about their relationship with their parents and spouse. Very likely, most of them may not be having any pleasant experiences (specifically during the Mahadasa of Venus). Vedic astrology is a very vast ocean of knowledge; and, different people or astrologers may have different views or opinions about some specific concepts. I cannot and may not like to address why some other person or book is having different opinion than mine; and, all I can do, is to share what I could comprehend from the ancient and authentic texts (like Phaladeepika). And, as per my understanding of vedic astrology, Venus is not a friendly planet for Karka Lagna and only under certain very limited conditions it (Venus) can generate unblemished positive results for Karka Lagna (Cancer Ascendant).

Anyway, coming back to our core discussion; both Mercury and Venus are not friendly for Karka Lagna; while, Jupiter’s presence in ninth house (in its own rashi/zodiac) is good and supportive. The affliction of Rahu on Mercury (via union); and, the aspectual influences of Ketu and Saturn on Jupiter + Venus union are not auspicious and disturbing the positive attributes of all these planets. Thus, while the Yoga (Saraswati Yoga) is apparently present; the concerned planets are afflicted due to which full and clean results of their disposition may not take place.

Example_horoscope_one_Saraswati_Yoga_Eddie_Navamsha

Eddie Arcaro Navamsha Chart

In addition to this, the affliction of Rahu on Mercury (via union) is intact in his Navamsha division; and, Venus is also coming under influence of Ketu. Jupiter is occupying Virgo rashi (in tenth house of Navamsha) and, coming under aspectual influences of Rahu and Saturn. Therefore, all the relevant planets generating Saraswati Yoga (Mercury, Venus and Jupiter) are afflicted in both Lagna Chart as well as Navamsha division due to which the potency of these planets remained restricted and limited (to deliver the results of their apparent disposition in Lagna Chart).

Now, the primary house for education is the fifth house of Lagna Chart (ruled by Mars which is debilitated in first house of his Lagna Chart). Mars is also afflicted via its union with Ketu (which is also having its cruel aspect on fifth house). Besides, the negative aspect of Mercury (joined with Rahu in seventh house) on Mars is also undesirable for Mars and fifth house. In his Navamsha division too, Mars is occupying rashi/zodiac of Saturn. The aspects of Jupiter on Mars and fifth house in Lagna Chart and, aspect of Moon on Mars (in his Navamsha division) are auspicious; however, this may not be able to completely eradicate the negative afflictions on debilitated Mars.

Of these three planets (Mercury, Venus and Jupiter); the best advantage (of Saraswati Yoga) is available for Venus which is exalted and enjoying the company of strong Jupiter in ninth house of his Lagna Chart. The negative aspectual influences of Saturn and Ketu in Lagna Chart and, of Ketu (via union) in Navamsha division are not desirable for Venus; however, in overall perspective, Venus is having the maximum available support in his horoscope. And, because Venus is not a friendly planet for Karka Lagna; it (Venus) may only be able to protect and promote the houses ruled by it (along with general traits of Venus). And, therefore, the best results of Saraswati Yoga came in terms of wealth, finance and status/fame. While, for other prospects of Saraswati Yoga (like education), the results may primarily depend upon the disposition of fifth house and Mars (which are not well disposed in his horoscope).


Let’s take another example horoscope for Saraswati Yoga. (15 August 1872 5:00 AM Calcutta, India)

Sri Aurobindo Lagna Chart

Sri Aurobindo Lagna Chart

This is the horoscope of Sri Aurobindo who was a great philosopher, yogi and poet of India. Jupiter is exalted in first house of his Lagna chart and making union with debilitated Mars; and, Mercury is joined by Venus and the Sun in second house of his Lagna Chart. However, while Saraswati Yoga is applicable on his nativity; the full results of Saraswati Yoga were not there. The basic nature of Mars is supportive and favorable for Karka Lagna; however, its debilitated state may not allow it (Mars) to exert its full positive influence for the planets/houses coming under its influence. Basic nature of Mercury and Venus is also not much supportive; and, therefore, limited advantage of the union of Sun with Venus (generating Dhana Yoga) may be there (which is also disturbed due to involvement of Mercury). Besides, Venus is also combust which is further diluting the potency of the Dhana Yoga being made via union of second and eleventh houses lords. Jupiter is also combust due to which full results of Jupiter’s exaltation may not be there. The presence of exalted Ketu in fifth house of his Lagna Chart; and, the debilitated state of fifth lord Mars (also coming under aspectual influence of Ketu) are not auspicious for education and learning. The influence of Jupiter (on Ketu, Mars and fifth house) is supportive and diluting the negative influence of Ketu (on Mars and fifth house) to some extent.

Sri Aurobindo Navamsha Chart

Sri Aurobindo Navamsha Chart

In his Navamsha division though, Jupiter has become debilitated; thus full results of Jupiter’s apparent exalted disposition in his Lagna Chart may not be there. Mercury is united with Saturn; and, Venus is making union with Rahu. Therefore, the potency of these two planets (Mercury and Venus) may also remain disturbed and restricted.

On comparative note, among the three relevant planets for Saraswati Yoga (Mercury, Venus and Jupiter), Jupiter is the least disturbed; and, therefore, the primary advantage of this Yoga was available for the general and specific attributes of Jupiter. And, this resulted into Sri Aurobindo being inclined towards spirituality and learning. The disposition of the Sun (exalted in his Navamsha division); and, the union of Moon with Saturn (in sixth house of Lagna Chart) also provided secondary support. The aspects related to marriage and family may not be able to generate any strong results though.

Similarly, the horoscopes of Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 4:00 AM Calcutta, India) and Shymaprasad Mukherjee (founder of BJP, born on 6 July 1901, time 1:45 AM Calcutta, India) are also carrying Saraswati Yoga but only limited results were there. In my opinion, the maximum advantage of Saraswati Yoga will be available for people born in Gemini and Virgo Ascendants (ruled by Mercury) followed by Tarus and Libra Ascendants (ruled by Venus); and, in this regard, the horoscopes of Ben Affleck and Bruce Lee  can also be examined.



Slokas 28 to 31 of Phaladeepika mention about three specific Yogas namely Shri Kanth/Srikanth Yoga, Shrinath/Srinath Yoga and Vairinchi/Virinchi Yoga. And, these three Yogas are named after the Hindu Trinity or Trimurthi Gods (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha).

Shri Kanth Yoga (named after God Shiva also known as Mahesha) is created if the Lagna lord, Sun and Moon are placed in Kendra or Trikona Bhavas in their own, exalted or friendly rashi/sign. In other words, the following conditions should be fulfilled for Shri Kanth Yoga:

:– Ascendant/Lagna lord should be placed in first, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth or tenth house; and, should also be occupying its own sign or exalted sign or friendly sign.
:– Sun should be placed in first, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth or tenth house; and, should also be occupying its own sign or exalted sign or friendly sign.
:– Moon should be placed in first, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth or tenth house; and, should also be occupying its own sign or exalted sign or friendly sign.

Results of Shri Kanth Yoga – Person born with Shri Kanth or Sri Kanth Yoga will wear Rudraksha and sacred ashes on his body. He will be a devotee of Lord Shiva; will be very religious, virtuous and kind hearted. He will also be content, happy, liberal and famous; and, will remain helpful to others.

In other words, the impact of Shri Kanth Yoga may bless a person to observe, follow and incorporate the characteristics or traits of Lord Shiva. And, therefore, exact representation of this results (like smearing of sacred ashes or wearing of Rudraksha) may not necessarily be there. However, the person born with Shri Kanth Yoga may be religious, virtuous and kind hearted. He may also be content and happy; and, may like to help others. The quantum of fame and happiness in life may also depend upon the potency of ninth and tenth houses of his horoscope. The Yoga (Shri Kanth/Srikanth Yoga) primarily speaks about the innate nature of the person; and, the materialistic prospects of this Yoga are very limited. Therefore, it may also happen that despite having this yoga, one may not be very rich, or famous or successful in professional life.

The Sun is the soul; Moon is the mind; and, the Ascendant lord describe the basic nature and personality of the person. And, therefore, the on-ground applicability of this yoga appears to be good because the strong disposition of Lagna lord, Sun and Moon is capable to bless the person with good, strong and helpful nature. And, the best results of this Yoga can be experienced when the Ascendant is falling in signs/rashi other than Karka/Cancer and Simha/Leo; that is, the Ascendant should not be ruled by the Sun or the Moon. I do have some horoscopes in my personal database wherein the Yoga is fully operational with explicit results; but cannot share the same due to sake of privacy of the concerned individuals.

Lagna Chart Vijaylakshmi Pandit

Lagna Chart Vijaylakshmi Pandit

However, the horoscope of Late Vijayalakshmi Pandit (18 August 1900 time 6:50 AM, Allahabad, India) can be seen in this regard wherein the Sun is occupying its own sign in first house of her Lagna Chart and, the Moon is exalted in tenth house. The union of debilitated Ketu with the Moon is, however, not desirable; and, disturbing the clean influence of the Moon. Besides, due to its lordship over twelfth house of the Lagna Chart, the basic nature of the Moon is also not much friendly for Simha Lagna (Leo Ascendant). Vijayalakshmi Pandit was an Indian diplomat and politician; and, she campaigned against Indira Gandhi (former Prime Minister of India) and helped the Janta Dal win the 1977 election.



Srinath or Shri Nath Yoga is named after God Vishnu; and, it is formed when Mercury, Venus and the lord of ninth house are placed in Kendra or Trikona Bhavas in their own, exalted or friendly rashi/sign. In other words, the following conditions should be fulfilled for Shri Kanth Yoga:

:–  Ninth house lord should be placed in first, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth or tenth house; and, should also be occupying its own sign or exalted sign or friendly sign.
:–  Mercury should be placed in first, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth or tenth house; and, should also be occupying its own sign or exalted sign or friendly sign.
:–  Venus should be placed in first, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth or tenth house; and, should also be occupying its own sign or exalted sign or friendly sign.

Results of Srinath Yoga: Person born with Shri Nath or Srinath Yoga in his horoscope will be good looking, attractive and wealthy. He will be an eloquent speaker and quick witted too. He will be a strong devotee of God Vishnu; and, will be specifically inclined and helpful for other devotees of God Vishnu. He will have full happiness from wife and Sons.

The primary strength of this Yoga is based upon good disposition of ninth house lord which makes a person fortunate with support of luck in overall aspects of life. The potent disposition of Mercury blesses with good looks and strong communicative powers; while, the well disposed Venus is supposed to give wealth as well as add to the physical appearance. In addition to this, Venus (supported by luck and fortune) may also ensure marital bliss (happiness from wife and son) for the native; while, the combined influence of all three planets (Venus, Mercury and ninth lord) may cause him to be inclined towards God Vishnu.

This is not a common Yoga to be observed (specifically with three different planets); and, most of the time you may find Mercury and Venus (when one of these attains the lordship of ninth house) generating the Srinath yoga. On ground applicability of this yoga is somewhere between average to good (depending upon the disposition of relevant planets).

Let us see some example horoscopes for more clarity and understanding.

This horoscope belongs to Melanie Thernstrom who is the author of 1990 best seller, “The Dead Girl”; and contributing writer for the New York Times Magazines. Daughter of a prominent political scientist, Melanie is very well educated; and, lives with her husband and two children in California, USA.

Lagna Chart Melanie

Lagna Chart Melanie 30 June 1964 @ 1:58 PM; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

She is born in Virgo Ascendant/Kanya Lagna wherein the ninth house is ruled by Venus; and, therefore, only two planets (Venus and Mercury) are to be considered for application of the Srinath Yoga. In her Lagna Chart, Mercury is occupying its own sign in tenth house and Venus (as ninth house lord) is placed in ninth house. Thus, both these planets (Mercury and Venus) are generating SriNath Yoga which resulted success in writing (communication) along with financial success.

However, there are some other aspects too which should be taken into consideration while delineating the results of Srinath Yoga. Despite being placed in their own sign, both these planets (Mercury and Venus) are under cruel planetary influences. Mercury is combust and joined by Sun and Rahu in the tenth house; while, Venus is making union with Mars. In addition to this, both these planets become debilitated in her Navamsha division. Jupiter, the lord of seventh house signifying marriage, is also badly placed in eighth house of her Lagna Chart.

Therefore, the potency of these planets is diluted which didn’t allow full and potent results of Srinath Yoga. She had a late marriage (January 2007) with Mr Callahan (whose first marriage ended in divorce).


This is another example horoscope which belongs to Alberto Bila who is an Italian journalist and television host. The planetary disposition, in this horoscope, is almost similar to the previously discussed horoscope. The primary difference, which may not be apparently visible, is that Mercury is not debilitated in his Navamsha division which might have allowed him to be comparatively more active and regular in communication related matters. Besides, the operational planetary dasa is also a bit different.

Alberto Lagna Chart

Alberto Lagna Chart 1 July 1964 @ 01:00 PM; Rome, Italy.


In this another example horoscope (given below), the Lagna is falling in Libra zodiac (Tula rashi); and, the ninth house is ruled by Mercury. Thus, for this horoscope too, only two planets are to be considered for application of Srinath Yoga. Both Mercury and Venus are occupying friendly zodiac sign of Saturn in fifth house of his Lagna Chart; and, also receiving aspect from Saturn (joined by Jupiter in third house of his Lagna Chart). Mercury has become debilitated in his Navamsha division; while, Venus is Vargottama (occupying same zodiac sign in Navamsha). This horoscope belongs to a Scottish Politician Nicol Stephen who is happily married with four children. The relevant planets are occupying friendly zodiac sign of which Mercury has become debilitated in his Navamsha division. And, this might have kept some restriction/limitations in his professional success; although, the absence of any significant inauspicious influence on the union of Mercury and Venus did bless him with long term successful career in politics as well as happiness from wife and children.

Nicol Lagna Chart 23 March 1960 @11:22 PM Aberdeen, Scotland

Nicol Lagna Chart 23 March 1960 @11:22 PM Aberdeen, Scotland


Given below is another similar horoscope wherein Mercury and Venus are united in friendly zodiac sign (Aquarius/Kumbha Rashi) in fifth house of natal/lagna Chart. The horoscope belongs to famous Italian model Laura Marconi who won many beauty contests and is successfully married to a famous soccer player Gianni Rivera.

Marconi Lagna Chart 3 April 1960 @ 20:00 PM; Milan, Italy

Marconi Lagna Chart 3 April 1960 @ 20:00 PM; Milan, Italy

The involvement of Mars, in this union, has actually boosted the attributes of Mars; and, the aspect of Saturn on this union is also supportive. In her Navamsha division too, the relevant planets (Mercury and Venus) are reasonably disposed.

Marconi Navamsha Chart

Marconi Navamsha Chart

As we can see in the above Navamsha division for Marconi Laura horoscope, Mercury is occupying Taurus sign and Venus is in Gemini zodiac; and, this is generating additional support for the planets to deliver their results.



Virinchi Yoga is named after God Brahma which is worshipped as the Creator; and, it is based upon the disposition of Jupiter, Saturn and the lord of fifth house. This Yoga derives its strength from fifth house supported by the planets Jupiter and Saturn. Among other things, the fifth house primarily signifies knowledge and intelligence; and, therefore, having Virinchi Yoga is specifically auspicious for knowledge and learning. The conditions for formation of Virinchi Yoga are also similar to SriKanth (Shrikanth) and ShriNath Yogas; and, are mentioned as under:

:–  Fifth house lord should be placed in first, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth or tenth house; and, should also be occupying its own sign or exalted sign or friendly sign.
:–  Jupiter should be placed in first, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth or tenth house; and, should also be occupying its own sign or exalted sign or friendly sign.
:–  Saturn should be placed in first, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth or tenth house; and, should also be occupying its own sign or exalted sign or friendly sign.

Results of Virinchi Yoga: Native born with Virinchi Yoga in his/her horoscope will be very intelligent, virtuous and will possess in-depth knowledge of Vedas. He/she will always be content and happy in his/her life; and, will always follow the righteous path in life. He will be soft-spoken, wealthy and enjoy full happiness from wife and son. He will enjoy respect and recognition from authorities (Kings); will be long lived; and, many of his disciples will be famous.

This yoga is comparatively easier to find as such both Jupiter and Saturn are slow moving planets. Jupiter remains in one sign for around one year while Saturn takes around two and half years to complete its stay in one sign. Therefore, both these planets may remain in their respective signs for longer periods generating more possibilities of Virinchi Yoga. The primary strength of this Yoga is based upon good disposition of fifth house lord which makes a person wise and knowledgeable. The potent disposition of Jupiter further adds to wisdom, righteousness, wealth and family; while, the well placed Saturn will help him in being content as well as gaining respect from authorities. The combined influence of all three planets will also keep him/her inclined towards God Brahma (who is considered as the Creator); and, therefore, the attribute of creativity and knowledge may remain specifically prominent for those having Virinchi Yoga in their respective horoscopes.

The on ground applicability of this yoga is very average though; and, one may not be yielding the desired results (of Virinchi Yoga) despite it being taking place in the natal/Lagna Chart (specifically when the lord of first, ninth or tenth house is not well disposed). Now, let us go through some example horoscopes for better understanding of this Virinchi Yoga.

Lagna Chart Patrick Braoude 25 September 1954 @ 4:15 PM Paris, France

Lagna Chart Patrick Braoude 25 September 1954 @ 4:15 PM Paris, France

The above horoscope belongs to a famous French actor, director and producer Patrick Braoude; and, we can see that both Jupiter and Saturn are exalted in Kendra Bhavas of his Lagna Chart. The lord of fifth house (Venus) is also occupying its own sign in tenth house ( joined by Mercury and exalted Saturn); and, therefore, the disposition of all the three relevant planets is quite potent in his Lagna Chart. However, as I have pointed out earlier, the basic nature of a planet also has a prominent say in defining the results of any Yoga; and, for his Lagna Chart (Makar Lagna/Capricorn Ascendant), the basic nature of Jupiter is not much friendly due to which its placement in seventh house is not much supportive for marriage and life partner. Besides, the bad placement of the seventh lord Moon (occupying eighth house of his Lagna Chart) as well as the aspect of Mars (joined by Rahu in twelfth house) on Jupiter is also detrimental for the attributes of seventh house. I am not having any credible information about the marital prospects; therefore, will not be able to comment on his marital life. However, as far as, the professional prospects are concerned; these are looking reasonably strong and matching very suitably with his being successful in entertainment/films. The added influence of Mercury (lord of ninth house of his Lagna Chart) on both Venus and Saturn might have taken care of Sun’s negative influence on the ninth house. Besides, in his Navamsha division too, both Jupiter and Saturn are reasonably disposed (Jupiter retains its exalted position while Saturn is occupying its own sign Aquarius/Kumbha).


Example horoscope two_Virinchi Yoga

Example Horoscope Two _ Lagna Chart

Example Horoscope Two _ Lagna Chart

In this example horoscope, the fifth house is ruled by Saturn and, therefore, only two planets (namely Jupiter and Saturn) are required to be considered for Virinchi Yoga. In this Virgo Ascendant(Kanya Lagna) Chart, both Saturn and Jupiter are occupying their own zodiac/rashi sign in fifth and seventh houses respectively; and, therefore, Virinchi Yoga formation is complete. However, some other relevant factors are also present and should be given due consideration before concluding. Saturn’s placement in fifth house and in its own rashi/sign is good and, its basic nature is also friendly for Kanya Lagna (Virgo Ascendant). But at the same time, Saturn is also afflicted by its union with Ketu as well as via aspect from debilitated Mars (joined by Rahu in eleventh house of natal chart). The basic nature of Mars is not friendly for Virgo Ascendant (Kanya Lagna); and, therefore, this is double affliction on Saturn. Jupiter is also under negative influences of the Sun (via union) and Rahu (via aspect). The involvement of Lagna lord Mercury in this union (Jupiter + Sun + Mercury) may not be able to generate any credible support as such Mercury is debilitated and combust. Thus, both the relevant planets for Virinchi Yoga are under multiple malefic influences; and, there are no potent influences of supportive planets on these planets (Jupiter and Saturn).

Thus, strong and timely results of Virinchi Yoga are doubtful for this horoscope. Lord of ninth house Venus (also rules over second house) is also badly placed and afflicted via aspect of debilitated Mars; while, Moon is badly placed in twelfth house. The chart belongs to a person who was kidnapped and murdered around the age of 7 years only. At that time, he was passing through Mahadasa of Venus and antardasa of Rahu; and, as you can see both these planets are also under cruel influence of Mars.


Given below is a very interesting example of Virinchi Yoga. The horoscope belongs to an American Actress and author Tatum O’Neal who is the youngest person to receive a competitive Academy Award (she won the Award at the age of around 10 years in 1974 for her performance in Paper Moon movie). She has been reasonably active in her acting career (not very active but still reasonable); and, in 2004 also published her autobiography, “A Paper Life” which is considered as extremely candid and highly explosive autobiography of one of the movie industry’s most talented and troubled young stars. She had drug problems; her marriage in 1986 ended in divorce in 1994; and, she was also arrested in some drug case in 2008.

Tatum O’Neal 5 November 1963 @ 3:38 AM Los Angeles, California, USA

Tatum O’Neal 5 November 1963 @ 3:38 AM Los Angeles, California, USA

Now, let us examine the horoscope in detail. Tatum is born in Virgo Ascendant (Kanya Lagna) wherein the fifth house is ruled by Saturn; and, therefore, only two planets (Saturn and Jupiter) are to be considered for Virinchi Yoga. In her Lagna Chart, Saturn is occupying its own sign in fifth house; and, Jupiter is occupying its own rashi in seventh house. Both these planets (Saturn and Jupiter) are safe from any inauspicious planetary influences; and, therefore, the chances of Virinchi Yoga results are more prominent. In her Navamsha division too, both these planets are reasonably disposed without any major damage which is further adding to the fruitfulness of Virinchi Yoga. And, if we see rationally, the positive results of Virinchi Yoga did take place in her life. She was awarded with one of the most prestigious awards during her early childhood; enjoyed timely marriage; is considered among notable persons in her professional arena and her autobiography has also been successful.

However, at the same time, we also need to consider the inauspicious planetary influences on her Lagna lord Mercury as well as ninth lord Venus (which also rules over second house of her Lagna Chart). Mercury is combust and afflicted by debilitated Sun in the second house of her Lagna Chart; and, Venus is afflicted by union of Mars in third house of her Lagna Chart. And, this disturbed disposition of Mercury and Venus didn’t allow her to exploit her full potential. Besides, the malefic/cruel influences of Sun and Mars (on Mercury and Venus respectively) also created problems related to family, relationships, marriage, health as well as her career.


Here is another interesting horoscope for understanding the importance of planetary dispositions in accordance with their nature and potency. This horoscope belongs to Joost Zwagerman who was a famous writer, poet and columnist. Zwagerman was born in Karka Lagna (Cancer Ascendant); and, the lord of fifth house Mars is occupying its own sign/zodiac in fifth house of his Lagna Chart. Saturn is occupying its own sign (Aquarius/Kumbha rashi) in seventh house; while, Jupiter is placed in its own sign (Pisces/Meena rashi) in ninth house of his Lagna Chart. Therefore, the placement of all three relevant planets (Jupiter, Saturn and fifth house lord) is sufficiently addressing the requirement for creation of Virinchi Yoga. Zwagerman started writing quite early; he was well educated and was awarded the Gouden Ganzanveer Award for his extraordinary contribution to the Dutch written literature.

Joost Zwagerman 18 November 1963 @ 10:00 PM Alkmaar, Netherlands

Joost Zwagerman 18 November 1963 @ 10:00 PM Alkmaar, Netherlands

The nature of Saturn is not supportive for Karka Lagna; and, therefore, its aspect on the first house of his Lagna Chart is not desirable. Besides, the bad placement of Lagna lord Moon (occupying sixth house along with Ketu) is also not good for health and well being. The union of Mars with the Sun can be considered somewhat supportive (both planets are friendly with each other); however, the involvement of Mercury and Venus in this union is not good and is causing affliction to Sun, Mars as well as fifth house. Aspect of Jupiter on the first house as well as on the union of Mars with Sun, Mercury and Venus is generating some counter positive support against inauspicious planetary influences; however, it may not be able to completely eradicate the impact of cruel planetary influences on his nativity. Zwagerman’s 20 years marriage ended into divorce in 2010; and, thereafter, he became clinically depressed and suicidal. And, on 8 September 2015 Zwagerman committed suicide in Haarlem.

Thus, while the positive influence of Virichi Yoga resulted in recognition and success in career; the inauspicious impact of other planetary dispositions also generated negative and painful results in his life.

I hope the avid readers do enjoy reading this fourth article of mine on interpretation of yogas in vedic astrology; and, I will soon be writing the next article in this series.

Related Posts –

How to analyze Yogas in Vedic Astrology – Part One

How to analyze Yogas in Vedic Astrology – Part Two

How to analyze Yogas in Vedic Astrology – Part Three

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