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Astrologically, yoga refers to the planetary combinations and their special results, which affect the life of an individual. In traditional Indian ephemeris, known as Panchangam, yoga is also the name of a particular division of time, which are 27 in number. This time-division is different from the asterisms, which are also 27 in number.

Find below a list of such yogas arranged in alphabetical order for your convenience.

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ADHI YOGA

An auspicious planetary combination formed by benefices in the 6th, 7th and 8th houses from the Moon sign while Mercury is not combust and Jupiter does not form Sakata yoga. It makes an individual polite, trustworthy, affluent and capable of defeating his adversaries.

AKHAND SAMRAJYA YOGA

A planetary combination producing a long life of affluence formed by Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius or Taurus as Ascendant, making Jupiter rule either the 5th or the 11th house in a natal chart.

AMAR YOGA

An auspicious planetary combination formed in two ways,(1) all cardinal houses occupied by all malefic, or by all benefices. Here, the native owns landed property and real estate, and in the latter case, he becomes rich and affluent; (2) Sun in Aries or in Leo occupies the Ascendant, or any other cardinal or trine house while Moon is in exaltation or in its own sign, i.e., in Cancer or Taurus, and Jupiter and Venus occupy the 8th or 12th house in the natal chart. This yoga nullifies all evils in the horoscope.

AMARAK YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the lord of the 7th house placed in the 9th house, and the lord of the 9th in the 7th house while both these planets are strong. It bestows to the native long arms, big eyes, knowledge of law and religious scriptures. His wife is faithful to him and he leads a pure and moral life.

ANAPHA YOGA

A planet other than the Sun occupying the 12th house from the Moon constitutes Anapha yoga. Mars in this position makes the person powerful, self-controlled and a leader of persons engaged in undesirable activities. Mercury makes him proficient in oratory, and absorbing conversations, and skilled in social arts. Jupiter makes the native a serious-minded, righteous person spending money on charity. Venus makes the person a womanizer yet respected by persons in authority. Saturn leads to disenchantment, and the nodes, to perversity. The Moon under the yoga bestows well-formed organs, good manners and self-respect.

ARA SAURI YOGA

Planetary combination between Saturn and Mars. It produces serious afflictions.

ARDHA-CHANDRA YOGA

A planetary combination under which all planets occupy consecutive houses leaving the intervening cardinal houses vacant. The individual under this combination is happy, handsome, and is provided with much ornaments, gems and jewels.

ARISTHA YOGAS

Planetary combinations producing misfortune. These combinations nullify auspicious results and produce hardships. Some of these combinations are:

(i) Malefic associated with the 6th, 8th and 12th houses or their lords; (ii) Malefic aspects on a weak Moon (iii) Sun, Mars, and Saturn in the 5th house (iv) Mars, Saturn, or Sun in the 8th house (v) malefic aspect on weak Ascendant lord, Sun or Moon (vi) Sun, Mars, Rahu and Saturn in Ascendant (vii) exchange of signs between Jupiter and Mars (viii) Mars and Saturn in the 2nd house while Rahu occupies the 3rd house (ix) Rahu in the 4th, and Moon in the 6th or 8th house x) Mars in the 7th, Venus in the 8th and Sun in the 9th house (xi) Malefic in the 7th and 12th houses (xii) Jupiter, Sun, Rahu and Mars occupy signs of malefic Planets while Venus is in the 7th house (xiii) lord of Ascendant associated with a malefic or flanked by two malefics, and a malefic positioned in the 7th house (xiv) Saturn in the 8th house, Moon in Ascendant, or Venus and Moon in the 6th or 8th House (xv) Moon and Mercury in the 6th or 8th house.

ASHTA LAKSHMI YOGA

When Rahu is in 6th and Jupiter in Kendra this is formed. Wealthy condition and happiness is seen.

AVATARA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by (i) the Ascendant occupying a cardinal Sign,and Venus and Jupiter in 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th houses, and (iii) Saturn in exaltation. The combination bestows spiritual blessings uplifting the individual's mind and heart enabling him to attain mystic awareness and inner wisdom. He becomes an erudite and deep student of religious and esoteric literature with psychic susceptibilities. The combination also bestows high status in society, renown for meritorious deeds and pilgrimages to religious and historical places.

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BAJRA YOGA

A planetary combination under which all benefices are located in the 1st and 7th houses in a natal chart. It makes the individual good-natured and lucky during the whole of his life.

BHADRA YOGA

One of the five combinations under Pancha Mahapurushayoga. Mercury in exaltation or in its own sign occupying a cardinal house either from Ascendant or from the Moon produces Bhadrayoga. The combination produces gracious behavior.

Another kind of Bhadrayoga is formed by the Moon and Jupiter placed in the 2nd house, the lord of the 2nd house in the 11th house, and the Ascendant lord associated with benefices. The combination makes the person learned, intelligent, capable of understanding the feelings of others. He is skilled in many arts.

BHASKARA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Mercury placed in the 2nd from Sun, Moon 11th from Mercury, and Jupiter in a trine house from the Moon. A person born under this combination is courageous, powerful, learned, has deep knowledge of religious scriptures, mathematics and classical music.

BHAVYA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Moon in the 10th house, the navamsa lord of Moon in exaltation, and the lord of the 9th house associated with the lord of the 2nd house. This combination makes a person rich, respected and learned. He may be renowned as a botanist and a collector of artifacts.

BHERI YOGA

The planetary combination which is formed in 3 ways: (i) all planets occupy the Ascendant, in the 2nd, 7th, and 10th houses (ii) Venus and the lord of Ascendant are placed in a cardinal house from the Ascendant, and the lord of the 9th house is strong (iii) Venus and the lord of Ascendant and Jupiter are in mutual angles and the lord of the 9th house is strong. All these combinations make the individual learned in scientific subjects, practical in mundane affairs, and well provided with wealth and luxuries of life.

BHUPA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the lord of the 5th or 9th house from the sign where the Navamsa lord of Rahu is posited occupying its own sign and expected by Mars. The combination makes the individual born under it victorious in warfare and bestows on him high military status.

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CHAKRA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Rahu in the 10th,lord of the 10th house in Ascendant, and Ascendant lord in the 9th house. It makes the individual the administrator of a region. He commands an army and is very respected. Alternatively, all planets in odd houses beginning with Ascendant also produce Chakra Yoga. It bestows high social status to the individual.

CHAMAR YOGA

A planetary combination in which the Ascendant lord in exaltation is placed in a cardinal house aspected by Jupiter. Alternatively, if two benefices occupy the Ascendant, the 7th, 9th or 10th houses, Chamar Yoga is formed. It makes the individual wise, philosophical and a good orator. Such an individual is generally born in a royal family.

CHANDRA YOGA

A planetary combination constituted by an exalted planet in ascendant expected by Mars, while the lord of the 9th house is placed in the 3rd house. It makes the individual administer, an adviser, or the commander of an army. The individual is courageous and lives for more than six decades.

CHANDRA MANGALA YOGA

When Mars is in 7th or in combination with Moon, this yoga is formed. This indicates more landed properties, reputation, and wealth for the native. Restlessness and worry is also there.

CHANDRIKA YOGA

A planetary combination in which the Ascendant is occupied by the lord of the sign in which the 9th lord is also placed while Mars is posited in the 5th house. Persons born under it are powerful, attain a high social status in life but do not have male issues.

CHAPA YOGA

It is a planetary combination in which all planets occupy the 10th to the 4th houses. Persons born under it are expert thieves, and are socially despised. Chapa Yoga is also formed if the Sun is in Aquarius, Mars in Aries, and Jupiter in its own sign, which makes the individual a globetrotter.

CHATURMUKH YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Jupiter in a cardinal house from the sign occupied by the lord of the 9th house, Venus in a cardinal house in respect of the sign occupied by the lord of the 11th house, and the Ascendant lord and the lord of the 10th house themselves placed in the cardinal houses. This combination makes the individual erudite and successful in his undertakings and much respected. He is well provided with material possessions and lives a very long life.

CHATURSAGAR YOGA

An auspicious planetary combination formed by all planets, benefices as well as malefics, occupying cardinal houses. It bestows wealth, affluence, and high status in life. Such a person becomes famous even after death.


CHHATRA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by all planets situated in the first seven houses of the chart. It makes the individual very happy from the beginning of his life till the very end.

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DANDA YOGA

An auspicious planetary combination formed in several ways. If Venus aspects Jupiter placed in the 3rd house, while the lord of the 3rd is in exaltation, Danda Yoga is formed. Alternatively, it takes place when all planets are placed only in Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces signs. Danda Yoga makes a person respected, very rich, an able administrator, and a pious person.

An inauspicious combination under the name is formed when all planets occupy only the 10th, 11th, and 12th houses. Iit makes the individual depraved, dependent on others for livelihood, and discarded by his kith and kin.

DARIDRA YOGA

Planetary combination producing indigence and personal infirmities.They are:

(i) Jupiter as lord of the 8th house or the 1st house exceeds the strength of the lord of the 9th house, and the lord of the 11th house is neither placed in a cardinal house nor is combust (ii) Debilitated and combust Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, or Mercury occupies the 11th, 6th, 12th, 8th or the 5th Bhava(iii) Saturn in 9th house aspected by malefic planets while Mercury is associated with the Sun and occupies the Ascendant and has Pisces Navamsa (iv) Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Mars occupy in any order 8th, 6th, 12th, 5th, and 10th Bhavas, and the lord of the 12th house, weakened by Sun's aspect, has greater strength than the Ascendant lord (v) Depressed Venus, Jupiter, Moon, and Mars occupy any four of the 1st, 10st, 11th, 6th, 7th , and 8th Bhavas (vi) Venus in Ascendant in its debilitation sign, while Jupiter, Mars, and Moon are also in debilitation (vii) The Ascendant is in a cardinal sign, while the rising Navamsa is aspected by Saturn and depressed Jupiter (viii) if Jupiter is in the 6th or the 8th Bhava in a sign not belonging to itself (ix) Ascendant in a fixed sign, malefic in cardinal and trine houses in strength, and angles devoid of benefices (x) Night time birth, Ascendant in a cardinal sign, weak benefics occupy angles and trine, and malefic not in cardinal houses

Persons born in Daridra Yoga suffer deprivations of different intensities and meet unlucky and trying conditions of life.They earn by foul means. Their social life is dishonourable. They meet unexpected failures in life.

DATA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Jupiter in Ascendant, Venus in 4th house, Mercury in the 7th, and Mars in the 10th house. It makes an individual very affluent and generous.

DEVENDRA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Ascendant placed in a fixed sign, Ascendant lord in 11th, the lord of 11th in Ascendant, and the lords of 2nd and 10th houses in mutual exchange. This combination is powerful in making the individual extremely beautiful, loved by pretty women, owner of vast wealth and villas. He attains a very high social status.

DHARMA YOGA

A planetary combination constituted by the occupancy of Jupiter and Venus along with the lord of the 2nd in the 9th house. It makes the person very pious, fond of warfare, chivalrous, and the commander of an army. He also becomes rich and charitable.


DURUDHARA YOGA

The name of planetary combinations constituted by planets situated on either side of Moon. They generally produce affluence such as wealth, comforts in life, and high social status. Sun and the nodes must not be involved in this combination. If Moon is flanked by Mars and Mercury the combination makes the individual cruel, greedy, fond of old women, and a liar. Mars and Jupiter in the position make the individual renowned, clever, rich and a defender of others from adversaries. Venus and Mars make the individual fond of warfare, rigorous physical exertion, and courageous deeds. With Saturn and Mars, the individual becomes an expert in sexual art, accumulates much money, indulges in a fast life, and is surrounded by enemies. The combination of Jupiter and Mercury bestows religiosity, knowledge of scriptures, all round affluence and renown. Mercury and Venus in the situation make the individual beautiful, attractive, affluent, courageous, and the recipient of high official status. Moon in between Saturn and Mercury enables the individual to travel to different countries in pursuit of wealth. Jupiter and Venus make the individual patient, intelligent, balanced, and ethical, he acquires jewels, renown, and good administrative position. When Venus and Saturn form the combination, they enable the individual to acquire an aged wife from a respectable family, they make the individual skilled in many trades, loved by women, and respected by government officials. Saturn and Jupiter flanking Moon create much difficulties in the personal life of the individual, he is often surrounded by scandals, difficulties, and litigation, though from these he emerges unscathed.

Durudhara Yoga makes the individual endowed with much physical comfort, wealth, loyal helpers, and sincere followers, but towards the end in the individual's life there arises a strong impulse for renouncing the worldly possessions.

DWAJA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by all the malefic placed in the 8th house and all benefices in the Ascendant. Under this combination, a leader is born in this combination.

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EKAWALI YOGA

The planetary combination in which all planets occupy different houses in a sequential manner. It makes the individual an emperor.

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GADA YOGA

A planetary combination formed in two ways: Moon posited in 2nd house along with Jupiter and Venus, or the lord of 9th house aspecting them and (ii) all planets, excluding the nodes are posited in adjoining cardinal houses. Gada Yoga makes the individual engaged in philanthropic and religious activities but fierce in appearance and free from any enemy. He earns much money. He is also happily married.

GAJA YOGA

A planetary combination in which the lord of the 7th house from Ascendant, which would be 9th from the 11th house, is in the 11th house along with Moon, and the lord of the 11th house aspects them. A person born under this combination is always happy, rich, religious, and lives in luxurious style.

GAJA KESARI-YOGA

An auspicious planetary combination formed by certain relationships between Moon and Jupiter. It postulates that Jupiter must be in an angle from Moon or the Ascendant or that benefics such as Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury without being debilitated or combust, aspect the Moon. An alternative condition is that Jupiter in a quadrant from the Ascendant or Moon is in association with or expected by benefics which are neither combust nor posited in the 6th house. The combination makes the individual bright, affluent, intelligent, accomplished and favored by the government. This yoga is both protective from evil consequences of other maleficent as well as productive of auspicious results.

GO-YOGA

The planetary combination formed by exaltation of the lord of the Ascendant, and strong Jupiter placed in its Mool Trikona in association with the lord of the 2nd house. It makes the individual hail from an elite family and bestows upon him happiness, attractive appearance, and high social standing.

GURU CHANDALA YOGA

A planetary combination relating Jupiter and Rahu. When these two planets are associated together in a house, it produces inauspicious results. It makes the individual depraved and inclined to indulge in socially and morally unethical activities.

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HALA YOGA

It arises when all the planets are located in a group of triangular houses other than the Ascendant.According to another version, all planets occupying the 5th and 9th houses also give rise to Halayoga. Persons born under this combination are engaged in agricultural activities in an important way.

HAMSA YOGA

One of the five Maha Purusha Yogas formed by Jupiter in exaltation or in its own sign and in strength occupying a cardinal house either from Ascendant or from the Moon sign. It makes the person fortunate, well built and having the voice of a swan. He gets a beautiful wife and possesses all comfort. He is religiously inclined and favourably disposed towards spiritual studies. The combination is said to bestow a life of more than 82 years.

HARIHARA BRAHMA YOGA

Refers to 3 sets of planetary combinations: (i) Benefics placed in the 2nd, 8th, and 12th houses from the sign in which the lord of the 2nd house is placed (ii) Jupiter, Moon, and Mercury posited in the 4th, 9th, and 8th houses from the sign where the lord of the 7th house is situated (iii) the Sun, Venus and Mars in the 4th, 10th, or 11 house from the Ascendant lord. These combinations make the individual truthful, effective speaker, victorious, well-versed in religious scriptures, and philanthropic.

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ICHCHITA MRITYU YOGA

The planetary combination formed by Mars in a cardinal house and Rahu in the 7th. It leads the individual to self-destruction.

IKKBALA YOGA

A term used in annual forecasting. It is formed by all the planets placed in Panphara houses. It produces many desired events during the year.

INDUVARA YOGA

An inauspicious planetary combination.The seven planets (excluding Rahu and Ketu) in a progressed horoscope based on solar ingress principle, situated in Apoklima houses produce obstacles and thereby nullify the fructification of an auspicious combination that may otherwise be present.

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KAHAL YOGA

A planetary combination that produces contradictory results: persons born under the combination are courageous, virile, commanding a well-equipped army, and ruling over an extensive area, yet they are intellectually foolish, ignorant.This combination is constituted in several ways: the lords of 9th and 4th houses should be in mutual angles and the lord of the Ascendant should be strong. The combination is also formed if the lord of the 4th occupies its exaltation or own sign and is expected by or is in conjunction with the 10th lord.

KALANIDHI YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Jupiter in 2nd or 5th house, Mercury and Venus expecting or combining with it. An individual born under it is honored by many heads of state. He becomes affluent, accomplished, healthy and occupies a very high position in life.


KALASARPA YOGA

When all planets are between Rahu and Ketu this yoga is formed. Even though favorable planets are placed between them or in own house this has force. This is a bad yoga. Generally first half of life will be in struggles.

KAMAL YOGA

A planetary combination formed by all planets situated in 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses which makes the individual born under it renowned, happy and accomplished in many arts.

KAMBOOLA YOGA

A planetary combination produced by Ithasala relationship between the lord of the Ascendant and the lord of the 10th house, especially when one of them is associated with Moon.

The Kamboola Yoga is of 3 kind, Shrestha (the best), Madhyama (ordinary) and Adhama (the worst) depending upon the strength of the planets concerned.

KANDUKA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the lord of 10th house placed in 9th house, the lord of 2nd in Ascendant, and the 2nd and 10th houses posited by benefics. An individual born under this combination is charitable but very materialistic in his approach to life. He seeks enjoyment of all kinds of physical comforts and a luxurious life.

KARAGAR YOGA

A planetary combination formed by one, two or three malefic planets unaspected by any benefic, and posited simultaneously in 2-12, 3-11, or 4-10 houses. It produces the possibility of imprisonment, or detention. Similar results also occur if malefics occupy 12th and 9th houses.

KAHAL YOGA

A planetary combination that produces contradictory results: persons born under the combination are courageous, virile, commanding a well-equipped army, and ruling over an extensive area, yet they are intellectually foolish, ignorant and devoid of common and garden guts. This combination is constituted in several ways: the most popular version lays down that the lords of 9th and 4th houses should be in mutual angles and the lord of the Ascendant should be strong. The combination is also formed if the lord of the 4th occupies its exaltation or own sign and is expected by or is in conjunction with the 10th lord.A person born under it is prosperous, respectful, benevolent, and God-fearing, happy, charitable and regal in demeanor.

KEDAR YOGA

A planetary combination formed by all planets occupying four houses in a natal chart. It makes the individual ever ready to wage a righteous war, undertake a righteous mission, follow traditional religious practices and be humble, patient, philanthropic, interested in agriculture and respected in his society.

KEMA DRUMA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Moon when it is not flanked by any planet on any of its sides. Sun is excluded from this combination. It is also required for Moon to form this combination, that no planet should be placed in a cardinal house in the horoscope.It makes the individual devoid of any education and intelligence. He suffers from penury and meets many difficulties in life.

KESARI YOGA

When Jupiter and Moon are mutually Kendra this yoga is formed. More so when Jupiter is in Kendra, 7th to Moon(bright period Moon) this yoga is formed. Wealth, name and fame are formed.

KSHEMA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the lord of the Ascendant and the lords of 8th, 9th and 10th houses occupying their own signs. It makes the individual support his family members and other relations. He becomes personally rich, happy and lives for long.

KURMA YOGA

A planetary combination produced by benefices in 5th, 6th, and 7th houses either in exaltation, own signs, or those of friendly planets, or in the navamsa of friendly planets. Alternatively, it is formed if the benefics are in Ascendant, 3rd, and 11th houses occupying exaltation, own signs, or their Mool Trikona positions. Persons born under this yoga become leaders, very renowned, charitable, helpful, and they lead a very happy life.

KUSUMA YOGA

The planetary combination formed by Saturn occupying the 10th house, Venus placed in a cardinal house with fixed signs and a weak Moon in a trine house. Alternatively, Jupiter should be in Ascendant, Moon in the 7th and Sun occupying 8th position from Moon (that is, in the 2nd house in this situation). Persons born with this combination belong to an aristocratic family, they attain high status in the society, and possess charitable disposition and enjoy unblemished glory.

KUTA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by all planets consecutively placed from 4th to 10th houses. It makes the individual dwell in forests or mountainous regions, they are very cruel in temperament.

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LAKSHMI YOGA

A planetary combination formed by a strong lord of the Ascendant, the lord of the 9th in its own, exaltation or is trine sign occupying a cardinal house. Persons born under it are graceful, religious, wealthy, accomplished, famous, and enjoy high status in the society. Their offspring's are very bright.

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MADAN YOGA

A planetary combination constituted by the lord of the 10th house posited in Ascendant along with Venus and the lord of 11th house occupying the 11th house itself. The combination makes the individual born under it very attractive and highly placed in political circles. He begins prospering at an early age of twenty years.

MAHA PATAKA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Moon associated with Rahu, and aspected by Jupiter conjunct with a malefic. It leads the individual, even if highly intellectual and well placed in society, to indulge in mean behavior and acts.

MAHAPURUSHA YOGAS

Planetary combinations which indicate maturity of the soul. These are formed if any of the five luminaries, namely, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus, possessed of strength occupies its own, exaltation, or friendly sign identical with cardinal houses. These planets produce five kinds of illustrous personages, and the combinations are known as Sasa, Ruchaka, Bhadra, Hamsa, and Malavya yogas formed by Saturn, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, and Venus, respectively. These combinations induce the individual to liberate himself from involuntary actions and to direct one's conscious efforts towards certain specific goals in his life.

MALA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the lords of the 2nd, 7th, 9th and 11th houses posited in their respective signs. It bestows high administrative status on the individual and makes him a minister, a royal treasurer, or a leader of the people. His fortune brightens after the age of 33 years.

MALAVYA YOGA

One of the 5 planetary combinations for human greatness, Panch Maha Purusha Yoga, formed by Venus in exaltation or occupation of its own sign and situated in a cardinal house. It makes the person the head of a cultural organization, gives him a life-span of 70 years. The individual dies at a sacred place, practicing yoga and penance.

The individual with Malavya Yoga possesses a graceful appearance with the luster of Moon. He has a narrow waist, attractive lips, long hands, deep voice, and well-formed teeth. He lives happily up to a ripe old age.

MARUD YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Jupiter in a trine house from Venus, Moon in 5th from Jupiter, and Sun in a cardinal house in respect with Moon. The combination makes the person very rich and a successful businessman.

MATSYA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by malefic and benefics both occupying the 5th house, malefic in Ascendant and in 9th house, and a malefic in either the 4th or the 8th house from the Ascendant. A person born under this combination is compassionate, religious, intelligent and renowned.

MRIGA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the placement of Navamsa lord of the 8th house in an auspicious sign along with some auspicious planet, and the lord of the 9th house in exaltation. It makes the individual respected, rich, immensely charitable, and powerful in personality.

MUKUTA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Jupiter in the 9th house from the sign occupied by the lord of the 9th house, a benefic posited in the 9th house from Jupiter and Saturn in the 10th house from the Ascendant. A person born in this combination possesses farms and forests, becomes a leader of tribal people, and is erudite. He is learned, yet cruel by temperament. His prosperity begins quite early in life.

MUSALA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by all planets placed in fixed signs or alternatively, Rahu in the 10th house, the lord of the 10th house in exaltation and expected by Saturn. It makes the person born under it very rich with immovable assets. He becomes an advisor to the government or a powerful commercial organization or he occupies a high status in administration.

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NABHI YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Jupiter in the 9th house, lord of the 9th house in the llth from Jupiter, i.e., 7th from Ascendant, and Moon associated with Jupiter. The combination bestows on the individual born under it auspicious events in life, especially after the age of 25 years. He also receives many honors from the State and accumulates huge wealth.

NAGA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the lord of the Navamsa sign of the 10th house lord occupying the 10th house along with the Ascendant lord. An individual born under it receives his education specially after the age of 16 years. He finally receives state honors and riches. By temperament he is polite.

NAGENDRA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the placement of the lord of 9th house in 3rd house inspected by Jupiter. It makes the individual physically well proportioned, good-natured and learned. His prosperity increases after the age of 6 years.

NAKTYA YOGA

A planetary combination used in Tajaka system. It relates to the relationship between planets with different motions in close association. If the lord of the Ascendant and the lord of the house whose result is being studied do not have mutual aspect but there is a fast-moving planet in between them, then the fast-moving planet in between them transfers the benefic influence of the anterior planet to the forward one.

NALA YOGA

A planetary combination formed the exaltation of the lord of the Navamsa sign in which the lord of the 9th house is placed and is in association with the Ascendant lord. It makes the individual powerful after 7 years of age. He receives many state honours and is interested in the scriptures.

NALIKA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the placement of the lord of the 5th house in the 9th house while the lord of the 11th house occupies the 2nd house along with Moon. The combination makes the individual very creative and an excellent orator.

NANDA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by two planets in each of the two signs and one planet in each of the three signs. It bestows affluence and long life.

NASIR YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the Ascendant lord and Jupiter placed in the 4th house, Moon associated with the lord of the 7th house, and the Ascendant aspected by a benefic. An individual born under this combination is very charitable, rich, well-proportioned yet stocky in constitution. He gains repute after the age of 33 years.

NAU YOGA

A planetary combination formed by all planets occupying consecutively the first seven houses without any gap. It makes the individual earn his livelihood from professions connected with navigation, fishing, import-export, and international commerce.

NEECHABHANGA RAJA YOGA

The planetary combination for the cancellation of adverse effects of a debilitated planet. The cancellation enables the person to attain the status of a king. The combination is formed in several ways, such as (i) a planet at birth in its depression has the lord of that sign, or that of its exaltation sign in a cardinal house either with respect to ascendant or Moon sign (ii) the lord of the Navamsa occupied by the depressed planet at birth posited in a cardinal house, or in a trine house with respect to the Ascendant while the Ascendant lord itself is in a Navamsa owned by a movable sign.

NRIPA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the lord of Navamsa sign of Ascendant associated with the lord of Moon sign and the lord of the 10th house aspecting it. An individual born under this combination occupies a very high status in society and is much renowned. The Yoga fructifies early in life.

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OBHAYACHARI YOGA

A planetary combination formed by planets, other than Moon, situated on both sides of Sun. It makes the individual well proportioned, handsome, skilled and effective in many undertakings, full of enthusiasm, tolerant, and balanced in approach even to complicated problems. Such a person is affluent like a king, enjoys good health and possesses all good things in life.

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PADMA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the lords of the 9th house from Ascendant and from Moon situated together in the 7th house from Venus. Individuals born with this stellar configuration are very happy, live in luxury and are engaged in auspicious activities. After the age of fifteen years, they are granted favors by the state and elders.

PAKSHIN YOGA

A planetary combination produced by all planets in the 4th and 10th houses. It makes the individual a bearer of messages, he may even be an ambassador. He would be quarrelsome and always traveling.

PANCHA MAHAPURUSHA YOGA

Planetary combinations formed by non-luminaries, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn in their own sign or in exaltation, occupying a cardinal house. Each of these nonluminaries forms the yoga singly, and each of them has a separate name and effect. Ruchaka yoga is formed by such a placement of Mars, Bhadra by Mercury, Hamsa by Jupiter, Malavya by Venus, and Sasa Yoga by Saturn.

PARIVARTHANA YOGA

This means exchange of mutual houses. Any two lords may exchange their houses. Of them when the lord of 9th, this can confer very good results. If the lords of 5 and 10 exchange or 7 and 10 exchange or 5 and 9 exchange very good results can be seen. Even when the lord of 10 is in 9 or 9 th in 10th this yoga is formed partially. Even in cases where the lord of 10th hag aspect of the lord of 5 or 9 this yoga can form to an extent.

Ruchaka Yoga: Strong physique, well versed in ancient love, conforms to tradition and customs, and becomes famous. Such an individual also becomes wealthy, lives for long, and leads a group of men or an army.

Bhadra Yoga: Strong physique with a lion-like face. The individual is helpful to relatives and attains a high intellectual eminence.

Hamsa Yoga: A righteous person, graceful in appearance, considerate, devoted to gods and higher life, and ritualistic in religious observances.

Malavya Yoga: Essentially a family person, preoccupied with domestic responsibilities and surrounded by children and grandchildren. He possesses personal vehicle, residential house, and other necessities of life.

Sasa Yoga: Sensuous, occultist, leader of non-traditional and anti-social elements. Fearless and capable of performing arduous deeds.

PAPAKARTRI YOGA

Malefic planets flanking any house or a planet. It destroys the auspicious nature of the same and imparts malefic influence. The house or the planet thus afflicted does not prosper.

PARIJATA YOGA

A planetary combination related with the position of the Ascendant lord. If the lord of the sign where the Ascendant lord is situated, or if the lord of the navamsa where the lord of the sign in which the Ascendant lord is situated is placed in a cardinal or trine house, Parijata Yoga is formed. It makes the person born under it a sovereign, destined to be happy during the middle or the later part of his life. Such a person is respected by other kings. He is fond of wars, possesses immense wealth, is mindful of his duties towards the state, and is compassionate in disposition.

PARIVRAJYA YOGA

Planetary combination for asceticism. Some important ascetic yogas are as follows:

(1) Four or more planets in strength occupying a single house with Raja Yoga present in the horoscope (2) The lord of Moon sign with no aspect on itself, aspects Saturn or Saturn aspects the lord of the sign occupied by Moon which is also weak (3) Moon occupies drekkana of Saturn and is expected by it. Such an individual renounces the world and mundane relationships (4) Moon occupies the navamsa of Saturn or Mars, and is expected by Saturn. Such a person is disenchanted with mundane existence and leads the life of a recluse (5) Jupiter, Moon and the Ascendant expected by Saturn, and Jupiter occupying the 9th house in the horoscope make a person born in Raja Yoga a holy and illustrious founder of a system of philosophy (6) Saturn unaccepted by a planet occupies the 9th House and there is Raja Yoga in the horoscope. The combination will make the individual enter a, holy order and become a lord of men.

PARVAT YOGA

Planetary combinations of this name are of two kinds. First, benefics in a cardinal house from Ascendant, and 6th and 8th houses either posited by benefics or vacant. Second, the Ascendant lord and the 12th house lord both in cardinal houses from each other, and expected by friendly planets. Persons born under these combinations are very fortunate, fond of learning different subjects, charitable and considerate. They become political or social leaders. They, however, have a great attraction for women.

PASHA YOGA

Individuals born under it earn much money and are very skilled, and respected.

PRESHYA YOGAS

Planetary combinations leading to servitude formed

(1) when Sun is in the 10th house, Moon is in the 7th, Saturn in the 4th, Mars in the 3rd and the Ascendant is in a cardinal sign while Jupiter is placed in the 2nd house. Persons born under this combination during night will be a servant of another person (2) If Venus occupies the 9th house, Moon the 7th house, Mars the 8th, and Jupiter owns the 2nd house or the Ascendant while the Ascendant is in a fixed sign. The person born in this combination lives always in servitude (3) When a person is born during nighttime and has the lord of the movable rising sign in Sandhi and a malefic planet occupies a cardinal house (4) Jupiter attains Iravathamsa and occupies a Sandhi, and Moon is not situated in a cardinal house but possesses Uttam-varga and Venus is in the rising sign and birth is in the night time during the dark half of a lunar month. The person is born as a menial (5) if at the time of birth of a person, Mars, Jupiter, and Sun occupy, respectively, the Sandhis of 6th, 4th, and 10th Bhavas, or (6) If Moon while occupying the Amsa (q.v.) of a malefic planet is in a Benefic sign, or (7) When Jupiter is in Capricorn occupying the 6th, 8th, or the 12th bhava, and Moon is in the 4th bhava from the rising sign, -the individual born will have to work at the biddings of others.

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RAJA/RAJYA YOGA

Planetary combinations which produce affluence, wealth, and royal status. Some important Rajya Yogas are listed below:

  • (1) Mutual relationship between Karakamsa and Ascendant.
  • (2) Ascendant, 2nd, and 4th houses associated with benefics and the 3rd house occupied by a malefic.
  • (3) The 2nd house occupied by any of the planets,Moon, Jupiter, Venus, or a strong Mercury occupying their own signs.
  • (4) Debilitated planets in 6th, 8th and 3rd houses, while the Ascendant lord occupies its own or its exaltation sign in Ascendant.
  • (5) Lord of the 10th house while occupying its own or its exaltation sign aspects the Ascendant.
  • (6) All the benefics occupy cardinal houses.
  • (7) Debilitated lords of the 6th, 8th, and 12th houses aspect the Ascendant.
  • (8) Any relationship between the lords of the 5th and 9th houses.
  • (9) The association of the lords of the 5th, 10th, and 4th houses and Ascendant with the lord of the 9th house.
  • (10) Lord of the 5th house in association with the lord of the 9th house or with the Ascendant lord in the 1st, 4th, or the 10th house.
  • (11) Venus associated with Jupiter in the 9th house if it happens to be the sign of Sagittarius or Pisces, or with the lord of the 5th house.
  • (12) Moon in the 3rd or 11th house, and Venus placed. in the 7th house from it.

Many other benefic combinations such as Gaja Kesari Yoga, Pancha Maha Purusha Yoga and Lakshmi Yoga are also important Rajya Yogas.

RAJAPADA YOGA

An auspicious combination formed by Moon and Ascendant in Vargottama Navamsa, and four or more planets expecting them. It makes the individual head of a state or its equivalent.

RAJJU YOGA

A planetary combination formed by all planets in movable signs. The combination makes the individual born under it to settle in a foreign country. He is generally unjust and engages in illegal activities.

RASATALA YOGA

A planetary combination constituted by the lord of the 12th house in exaltation, and Venus posited in the 12th house and aspected by the lord of the 4th house. Persons born under it attain the status of head of state. They may find wealth buried under the earth.

RAVI YOGA

A combination of planets formed by Sun in the 10th house and the lord of the 10th house in 3rd house along with Saturn. It makes the individual born with this combination a Scientist who attains a powerful status in administration. He eats very little, is much occupied with his studies, and is greatly respected.

REKHA YOGA

A planetary combination leading to poverty. It arises when a weak lord of Ascendant is aspected by the lord of the 8th house, and Jupiter is combust by Sun. Alternatively, if the lord of Navamsa occupied by the lord of the 4th house is obscured by Sun while Sun itself is aspected by the lord of the 12th house.

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SAKATA YOGA

An inauspicious planetary combination described variously in classical texts. It is formed by all the planets in the 1st and 7th houses which make the individual accept low professions. It also occurs when Jupiter occupies the 6th or 8th position from Moon posited in a house other than the cardinal houses in relation with the Ascendant. It brings poverty even to those born in a royal family. Such a person is troubled throughout his life and is disliked by the head of the state. Moon in the 12th, 8th or 6th house from Jupiter causes Sakata Yoga unless Moon is situated in a cardinal house. A person with this combination loses his wealth or position in life, but regains them. Sakata Yoga produces cyclic fluctuation in fortune, just like the wheel of a chariot, rotating on its axis.


SAMRAJYA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the lord of the Navamsa sign of the lord of the 9th house, along with Jupiter in the 2nd house. It makes the individual a top-ranking administrative officer living in luxury.

SAMUDRA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by all planets in even houses such as the 2nd, 4th, 6th, etc., while odd houses, such as the 1st, 3rd, etc., are vacant. It bestows much renown on the individual and he is provided with all conveniences of life.

SANKHYA YOGA

Depending upon the number of signs occupied by the seven planets Sankhya Yoga is formed. The different combinations formed by the number of houses occupied are given different names,(a) Vina Yoga (seven signs occupied); (b) Dama Yoga (six signs occupied); (c) Pasha Yoga (five signs occupied); (d) Kedar Yoga (four signs occupied); (e) Shula Yoga (three signs occupied); (f) Yuga Yoga (two signs occupied); and (g) Gola Yoga (one sign occupied). These combinations produce results when any other yoga formed by such combinations like Chap Yoga, Kshetri Yoga, Nav Yoga, etc. do not occur.

SASA YOGA

One of the Panch Maha Purusha Yogas. It is produced by a strong Saturn occupying a cardinal house while occupying its own or its exaltation sign. It makes the individual command many retinues. His libidinous proclivity is unbridled. He commands over a region. He is psychologically at a point where a radical transformation in his attitude is imminent; disenchantment with sex life could lead him towards spirituality. He may turn out to be a desire- less philanthropist.

SHAKTI YOGA

A planetary combination formed by all planets situated in the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th houses. It makes the individual lazy and devoid of wealth and happiness but he acquires great skill in arguing for criminal litigants.

SHANKHA YOGA

A planetary combination formed in 2 ways,(i) the lords of the 5th and 6th houses in cardinal houses from one another, while the Ascendant is strong, and (ii) the lords of the ascendant and the 10th house placed in movable signs while the lord of the 9th house is strong. These combinations make the individual born under them, well versed in scriptures, a man of principles and ethics, and engaged in laudable activities. Such individuals have a long life.

SHAR YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the placement of all planets in the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th houses. It makes the individual born under it cruel and related with prisons.

SHARDA YOGA

A planetary combination formed in two ways, (i) the lord of the 10th house posited in the 5th house, Mercury placed in a cardinal house, and Sun either in its own sign or in a very strong position, and (ii) Jupiter situated in a trine house from Moon, and Mars in a trine house from Mercury. Under these combinations, an individual becomes well behaved, dutiful, God-fearing and is honored by the state.

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VASUMATI YOGA

A planetary combination constituted by Venus, Jupiter and Mercury, provided Mercury is not associated with any malefic, in Upachaya house from Ascendant or with Moon. It produces possibilities for the individual to become a billionaire.

VASI YOGA

Planet in 12th to Sun this yoga is formed, Nmae and fame are indicated

VESI YOGA

A planet other than Moon occupying the 2nd house from Sun sign produces Vesi Yoga; a similar occupation in the 12th house leads to Vasi Yoga. When Sun sign is flanked by planets other than Moon on both sides, it produces Obhayachari Yoga. Persons born under Vesi Yoga are truthful, lazy, unbiased and rich. Vasi Yoga produces individuals skilled in many arts; they are charitable, strong, learned, renowned and glorious.

VIBHAVASU YOGA

A planetary combination formed by Mars either exalted or placed in the 10th house, exalted Sun in the 2nd house, and Moon along with Jupiter in the 9th house. It enables the individual born under the combination to get an adorable wife and lead a happy personal life. He will be rich and will occupy a high status in life.

VIDYUTA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the lord of 11th house in exaltation along with Venus occupying a cardinal house in relation with the house occupied by the Ascendant lord. It makes the individual charitable, affluent, and enables him to occupy a high status in life.

VISHNU YOGA

A combination formed by the lords of the 9th and 10th houses as well as the lord of the Navamsa sign lord of the 9th posited in the 2nd house. It makes the individual favored in an important way by the state. By nature, he is patient, is erudite, skilled in debating and is an engaging conversationalist. He becomes rich and lives for long.

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YAV YOGA

A planetary combination formed by all malefic in 1st and 7th houses and all benefics in 4th and 10th houses. It makes the individual courageous and his mid-span of life is very happy.

YUGMA YOGA

A planetary combination formed by the lord of the 4th in 9th along with some benefic and Jupiter expecting it. A person born under this combination receives valuable gifts from the state and from persons in authority, and leads a happy and affluent life.

YUP YOGA

A planetary combination formed by all planets in Ascendant, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th houses. It makes the individual religious, charitable, generous, and he performs many important rites.