Relationship

Traditional Hindu Computative Method

5.Yoni Kuta

This is perhaps the strangest factor of compatibility in Vedic Astrology. It divides the Nakshatras into several animal types, said to represent their sexual organs. It is thought to measure sexual compatibility between the partners.

Nakshatras and Ruling Animals

Ashwini

Swati

Bharani

Vishakha

Krittika

Anuradha

Rabbit

Rohini

Jyeshta

Rabbit

Mrigashirsha

Moola

Dog

Ardra

Dog

Poorvashada

Punarvasu

Cat

Uttarashadha

Mongoose

Pushya

Sravana

Ashlesha

Cat

Dhanishtha

Lion

Magha

Rat

Satabisha

Poorvaphalguni

Rat

Poorvabhadrapada

Lion

Uttaraphalguni

Cow

Uttarabhadrapada

Cow

Hasta

Revati

Chitra

Hostile or incompatible Animals

These are the horse and buffalo, elephant and lion, sheep and monkey, serpent and mongoose, dog and rabbit, cat and rat, cow and tiger. Combinations of these should be avoided in marriage. Generally, this is enough to reject a marriage according to this system. This gives 0 points in terms of Yoni Kuta.

Unfriendly Animals

Horse

cow, tiger, lion

Elephant

tiger

Sheep

dog, rat, tiger, lion

Serpent

cat, rat, cow, buffalo

Dog

sheep, rat, tiger, mongoose, lion

Cat

serpent, tiger, mongoose, lion

Rat

sheep, serpent, dog, mongoose

Cow

horse, serpent, lion

Buffalo

Serpent, tiger, lion

Tiger

horse, elephant, sheep, dog, cat, buffalo, rabbit, monkey, lion

Rabbit

Horse, tiger, lion

Monkey

tiger

Mongoose

Dog, rat

Lion

horse, sheep, dog, cat, cow, tiger, rabbit

These are counted from the Nakshatra of the male. Marriage between unfriendly animals is considered to be more difficult. They give 1 point in terms of Yoni Kuta.

Neutral Animals

Horse

Elephant, sheep, dog, cat, mongoose

Elephant

sheep, serpent, buffalo, monkey

Sheep

Elephant, cow, buffalo, mongoose

Serpent

horse, elephant

Dog

Horse, elephant, serpent, cat, cow, buffalo, monkey

Cat

horse, elephant, sheep, dog, cow, buffalo, mongoose

Rat

Horse, elephant, cow, buffalo, tiger, rabbit, monkey, lion

Cow

elephant, dog, cat, rat, monkey, mongoose

Buffalo

Dog, cat, rat, rabbit, monkey, mongoose

Tiger

serpent, rat, mongoose

Rabbit

Elephant, sheep, serpent, rat, buffalo, monkey, mongoose

Monkey

serpent, dog, rat, cow, buffalo, rabbit, lion

Mongoose

Horse, elephant, cat, cow, buffalo, tiger, rabbit, lion

Lion

serpent, rat, buffalo, monkey, mongoose

These are considered average in terms of compatibility. They give 2 points in terms of Yoni Kuta.

Friendly Animals

Horse

serpent, rabbit and monkey

Elephant

sheep, serpent, buffalo and monkey

Sheep

elephant, cow, buffalo and mongoose

Serpent

horse, elephant

Dog

None

Cat

rabbit, monkey

Rat

None

Cow

sheep, buffalo, rabbit

Buffalo

elephant, sheep, cow

Tiger

none

Rabbit

cat, cow

Monkey

horse, elephant, cat, mongoose

Mongoose

sheep, monkey

Lion

none

These relationships are also determined from the Nakshatra of the male. Hence, a man under the horse will generally do well with a woman under the serpent, as there is friendship between their animals. These give 3 points in terms of Yoni Kuta.

Same Animal

Marriage between men and women of the same animal is considered to be the best, particularly if they are of male and female stars respectively, for example, an Ashwini man and a Shatabhishak woman. It is conducive to sexual compatibility and happiness through children. Relationships of the same animal give 4 points in terms of Yoni Kuta.

Some animal types are difficult in terms of sexual compatibility. Such are, in order of difficulty, the tiger, lion, dog and rat, which have no friendly animals. Those of these animal types have more difficulty in sexual relationships. The serpent, cat and rabbit have some difficulties as well. Most generally compatible are the monkey and elephant. The others fall in the middle.

In addition, it is more favorable if the male's animal falls in a masculine division and if the woman's animal falls in a feminine division. Please note the table at the end of this lesson, which allows you to look up the compatibility numbers between various Nakshatras based upon this principle.

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