Jan 182018

How to analyze Yogas in Vedic Astrology – Part Five

This is in continuation of my previous articles on Yogas in Vedic Astrology.

Slokas 32, 33 and 34 of Phaladeepika speak of 66 Yogas (planetary combinations) which can be broadly divided into three categories viz Maha Yogas, Khal Yogas and Dainya Yogas.

These Yogas are based upon mutual placement of planets in zodiac/rashi of each other; and, the results are based upon the houses under consideration.


Maha Yogas in Horoscope | Vedic Astrology

Maha Yogas are auspicious in nature. There are 28 different types of Mahayogas which are said to bless the native with wealth, status, power and authority. It is mentioned that the native born in these MahaYogas may wear good clothes and ornaments; may receive recognition; may enjoy authority over many people; may have comforts of vehicle; and, he may also enjoy happiness from son. The actual results of a Maha Yoga may, however, depend upon many factors like the houses involved in creation of Maha yoga, nature of the planets generating the yoga, their respective disposition in Navamsha and operational planetary period.


Dainya Yogas in Horoscope | Vedic Astrology

Then, there are 30 inauspicious yogas called as Dainya Yogas. Presence of Dainya Yogas in a horoscope may cause a person to suffer on various accounts. Such native may be stupid and may be a slanderer of others. He may suffer from potent enemies and may resort to bad or evil deeds. He may be restless in nature; and, may experience obstructions and delays in his initiatives. Dainya Yogas are formed when the lord of sixth or eighth or twelfth house makes an exchange with the lords of other houses.


Khal Yogas in Horoscope | Vedic Astrology

There are eight types of Khal Yogas and they all produce evil effects on the temperament of a native. A person born with Khal Yoga, in his/her horoscope, may experience high level of volatility in most aspects of life. He may remain confused on frequent occasions; sometimes, he may follow the path of incest and malpractice; while, sometimes, he may be acting as virtuous and trustworthy. Similarly, the financial and professional prospects of such native may remain volatile and disturbed. Mainly, it is the nature and character of a person which is influenced by Khal Yoga; and, its impact on profession and finance remains secondary.

On the contrary, the negative aspects of Dainya Yogas are more intense and clear.

However, during practical application, the actual results of these yogas may vary on the basis of following aspects:

General nature of the planets involved in formation of these Yoga. Like, a Maha Yoga between Sun and Mars is more likely to offer authority and status; while, Maha Yoga with Jupiter and Mars or Jupiter and Moon may remain more supportive for wealth, learning and social status. Or, like a Dainya Yoga between first and sixth house in Leo Ascendant (exchange between Sun and Saturn) may be more inauspicious against this exchange (first and sixth house) in Pisces Ascendant wherein the Sun and Jupiter will be forming the Yoga.

Houses involved in formation of the Yoga. The exchange between auspicious or supportive houses generates Maha Yoga; and, in this context, the first, second, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth, tenth and eleventh houses are taken into consideration. Of these houses, the auspiciousness and potency of first, fifth and ninth is prime followed by fourth, seventh and tenth houses. The support of second and eleventh house is primarily for wealth and status; while, the other aspects like authority and learning may remain secondary. Thus, while an exchange between first and ninth house may generate strong and potent results in overall aspects (with specific favor of wealth, learning, status, marriage and family); the result of exchange between second and eleventh house may remain limited towards materialistic pursuits like wealth, income and status etc. Similarly, the results may vary for Khal Yoga and Dainya Yoga as per the houses involved in forming the yoga.

Operational Dasa (planetary period) also has a significant say in determining the potency as well as relevancy of the results; and, the full or potent manifestation of these yogas may only take place when the native comes under relevant planetary periods. Sometimes, one may have a good yoga but may not have relevant planetary period during prime youth (sometimes, during his lifetime) which may render the yoga weak or void. In this context, the importance and relevance of Mahadasa lord is prime; while, the antardasa lord plays secondary role.

In addition to above, the planets generating good Yoga should also be well placed in Navamsha division; else, only partial results may be there. For manifestation of inauspicious yogas, we need to check if the planet under consideration has improved upon its disposition in Navamsha or otherwise. In case, the planet (generating bad yoga in Lagna Chart) is well disposed in Navamsha, the intensity of the bad yoga may get diluted accordingly.

For better understanding and clarity on these Yogas, I will try to cover each Yoga separately with some example horoscopes in my forthcoming articles.

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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

How to analyze Yogas in Vedic Astrology – Part Four


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