How Yogas in Your Kundali are Formed
An astrologer can have a look at your Vedic birth chart, and tell you about the Yoga that is formed in your chart. In short, they are found in your Janam Kundali or Birth Chart. Yes, you can check Yogas in your Kundali for Free right now, with your Janam Kundali Analysis! As we mentioned, there are hundreds of Yoga in Vedic Astrology, based on the positioning of the planets at the time of your birth. However, Yogas created with Sun and Moon hold significant importance. Yoga in your Kundali can be beneficial or malefic based on the combination. There are also some special mentions, which are very rare yogas in astrology to find! Let’s discuss them all.
Major Kundali Yogas: Effects and Formation
Here are some of the most widely recognisable Yogas. We are starting with the one that contains five more combinations in one, and therefore, aptly named Panch Mahapurush Yoga.
1. Panch Mahapurush Yoga
As the name suggests, Panch Mahapurush Yoga is created by five planets, each of them different in characteristics. Those five planets are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, and Venus. Based on their positioning in your birth chart in the different houses, they will affect you as below: Hamsa Yoga: If your natal Jupiter is positioned in Sagittarius, Cancer, or Pisces, and one of these signs are in Kendra (1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th house from the ascendant in your birth chart), Hamsa Yoga is formed. Hamsa Yoga is likely to bring you name and fame in life. It is known to bestow intelligence to the natives, and while being some of the smartest people around, they are also spiritual at times. Jupiter grants them knowledge, and at the same time, makes them humble. Malavya Yoga: When your Venus is positioned in Taurus, Libra, or Pisces, and one of the signs is situated in either 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th house from the ascendant, then the Malavya Yoga is formed. It blesses the native with a charming personality and undeniable Charisma. They will be gracious and attractive. Luxury, comfort, and beauty are the things synonyms for Malavya Yoga. Being on the good side of Venus has its perks! Bhadra Yoga: If in your birth chart, Mercury is situated in either Gemini or Virgo, and these signs are positioned 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th house from your ascendant, then Bhadra Yoga is formed. Bhadra Yoga is believed to bestow the natives with a strong and healthy body with a long life. They are also quick-witted, yet gentle and kind. Like the true followers of Mercury, they love travelling and gain lots out of it. Ruchaka Yoga: Ruchaka Yoga is formed when Mars is placed in Aries, Scorpio, or Capricorn, and in one of the Kendra (1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th house from ascendant). Mars in Vedic astrology is associated with courage and bravery. Natives of this yoga are also courageous and hold higher positions in either governments or armies. They are also virtuous and along with their physical strength, they also possess solid mental strength. Sasa Yoga: When Saturn is in its own signs Capricorn or Aquarius; or exalted in Libra, and at the same time situated in Kendra, the Sasa Yoga is created. Sasa Yoga is many times associated with power and fame. Natives with Sasa Yoga are likely to achieve a higher status and social standing in their life. They are great hosts and always helpful to others. These are the five Yogas that you may find in your Kundli, under Panch Mahapurush Yoga. It is sometimes also referred to as Panch Koti Yoga. For more detailed information on them, you can continue reading here.
2. Budh Aditya Yoga
As the name suggests, Budh Aditya Yoga in Kundli is formed by the auspicious conjunction of Sun and Mercury. The conjunction can happen in any of the houses in your birth chart. Sun is the bestower of power, energy, and ego. Mercury is the provider of stamina, mental intellect, knowledge and consciousness. In short, Mercury keeps in check the qualities of the Sun, over-indulgence of which may harm you in the long run. However, both these bright celestial bodies get along really well. Based on which house the conjunction is formed in, Budh Aditya Yoga blesses the natives differently. You can understand this blissful Yoga up close here: Budh Aditya Yoga
3. Chandra Mangal Yoga
Chandra Mangal Yoga defines itself, doesn’t it? However, there is more to this Yoga than it meets the eye. Yes, the formation occurs when the Moon and Mars are in the same house. However, for this Yoga to work for the benefit of the native, both the planets have to be benefic in their birth chart. In other words, if any one of these planets is incurring malefic effects in your birth chart, the Chandra Mangal Yoga will not prove to be beneficial for you, even if they are in the same house. Some astrologers also believe that even if these planets aspect each other in Janam Kundali, Chandra Mangal Yoga is formed. When benefic, Chandra Mangal Yoga is believed to bring ultimate riches to the native. However, many times it is not considered as strong a Yoga as others. It can also make the natives money-minded or cruel even! You can read more about this interesting planetary combination here: Chandra Mangal Yoga
4. Gaja Kesari Yoga
One of the most widely known Yoga, Gaja Kesari Yoga is considered to be very beneficial and auspicious Yoga. Gaja Kesari Yoga is formed by the placements of Jupiter and the Moon in your birth chart. When the Moon and Jupiter are in mutual Kendra, that is placed from 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th house from each other, the Yoga is formed. The influence of this Yoga is believed to be long-lasting and very lucrative. Natives with this Yoga will be blessed with peace of mind, prosperity, and wisdom. The natives are also likely to be rewarded for their hard work with riches and happiness in abundance. Read more about
5. Guru Mangal Yoga
No points for guessing! Guru Mangal Yoga is formed when Jupiter and Mars are in conjunction in one’s birth chart. It also occurs when Jupiter takes the 7th house with Mars in the 1st house of the birth chart. Among all the benefits this Yoga brings, it is most known for the prosperity it bestows on the native. This is not surprising since both Jupiter and Mars are known to bring luck in abundance when they are placed in beneficial positions. The strength and aggression of Mars combined with the intelligence of Jupiter will make you spiritual, intelligent, and cheerful in general. They are also prone to be some kind of activists, because of their righteousness. Read More about Guru Mangal Yoga.
6. Amala Yoga
When auspicious planets like Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus govern the 10th house in your birth chart. Amala Yoga is also one of the powerful Yoga that can bring benefits to native’s life. However, for this Yoga to be effective, the Moon in your birth chart is not providing any malefic inputs. Money, wealth, and fame come with this Yoga, however, that is not all. Amala Yoga also makes the natives more involved in the works of charity and makes them compassionate people. With that, comes respect and reputation from society. You can read more about Amala Yoga Here.
7. Kahala Yoga
If the 4th house in your birth chart makes a quadrant with the 9th house, or the lord of these houses is placed in a Kendra (1st, 4th, 7th, 10th house from the ascendant, Kahala Yoga is formed. The 4th House is the house of happiness and the 9th house is the house of luck. Naturally, Kahal Yoga brings them both to native’s life. Moreover, if the lord of the 4th house is directly associated with the lord of the 10th house, Kahala Yoga is formed. There’s one catch though! If your 1st house is holding a weak position, the effects of Kahal Yoga may not be seen. Read More about Kahala Yoga here.
8. Lakshmi Yoga
For Lakshmi Yoga to be formed, it is essential to have a strong ruler of the 9th house (the house of luck). Venus and Jupiter play an important role in the occurrence of this Yoga, as both the planets are considered to bring worldly gains and materialistic pleasures. When a powerful planet creates a Kendra or Trikona. The relationship of this planet with planets in the ascendant also plays an important part. Also, the lord of the 1st house should not be in the 6th, 8th or 12th house for this Yoga to have its effects. As the name suggests, Yoga bestows the native with riches and materialistic possessions in abundance. People with Lakshmi Yoga in Kundali are also multi-talented and skilful. You can read more about this Yoga and its formation here.
9. Raja Yoga
By far the most widely known Yoga in Astrology, Raja Yoga is not formed by one combination of the planets. The associations between Kendra (1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th) and Trine (5th and 9th) Houses in your Kundali form Raja Yoga. There are a number of combinations and types of Raja Yoga, such as Vipreet Raja Yoga, Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga, Kendra Trikona Yoga, and many more. Many of them we will discuss as we go further. Coming back to Raja Yoga, as the name suggests, it makes the natives a ‘King’ in the true sense. This Yoga is believed to bring success, wealth, happiness, and achievements worthy of a King. However, there is more to Raja Yoga than just this. You can get all the detailed insights and understanding of this Yoga here: Raja Yoga – Types and Benefits of Raja Yoga. Vipreet Raja Yoga is when the lords of 6th, 8th, and 12th houses are positioned in one of those three houses themselves. There are also three subtypes. Harsha Yoga or Harsha Vipreet Raj Yoga is formed when the lord of the 6th house is in the 6th, 8th, or 12th houses. Sarala Yoga occurs when the lord of the 8th house is in either one of those houses. Similarly, if the lord of the 12th house is situated in either one of those three houses, Vimala Yoga is considered to be in effect. Vipreet in Sanskrit means ‘opposite’. Natives of this Yoga will first face a lot of adversities before achieving great success in their life. Hence, Raja Yoga, but Vipreet. Neech Bhang Raja Yog is said to be in effect when a planet with a negative or malefic influence is placed in such a way in your Kundali, that the ill-effects are eliminated and the planet itself turns out to be beneficial. In short, the ‘Neech Graha’, which are believed to bring negativity are turned into the good ones, hence ‘Neech Bhang Raja Yog’. This Yoga brings out the best in the natives and inspires them to work with determination towards their goals. Rajya Poojit Raja Yoga is reserved for women only! When the 7th house in a woman’s birth chart is ruled by an auspicious planet, her husband will be the lucky one with all the wealth and the riches! Kendra Trikona Yoga, on the other hand, is formed when the lord of a Kendra and the Lord of a Trikona are in conjunction or into the opposite house of each other. I.e. in the 7th house of each other. This one is considered as one of the best forms of Raja Yoga, for bringing fame, wealth, and prosperity to native’s life.
10. Dhana Yoga
As the name suggests, Dhana yoga blesses the native with immense wealth and riches. However, that is not where it stops. More than providing them with money, it inspires the natives to invest their money in the right way, multiplying it. Dhana Yoga is formed when the lords of the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 9th, and 11th houses are in conjunction, aspect each other or exchange any kind of relationships with each other. Kotipati Yoga, Shukra Yoga, Mahalaxmi Yoga are some of the types of Dhana Yoga based on planetary positions. One way or the other, they bring money and wealth to the natives accompanying their hard work.
11. MahaBhagya Yoga
Maha translates to great, and Bhagya translates to fortune. MahaBhagya literally means the provider of a great fortune. It is one of the most auspicious Yoga in Vedic astrology, and also one of the most interesting Yoga in terms of how it is formed. If a male native is born at a time when his Ascendant, the Sun, and the Moon are placed in odd numbers zodiac signs such as Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius; MahaBhagya Yoga is formed. For women, if you are born at a time when your Ascendant, the Sun, and the Moon are in the even signs such as Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces; this Yoga is formed. Read More here: MahaBhagya Yoga
12. Akhanda Samrajya Yoga
If the lord of the 2nd, 9th, 11th house is placed in a strong house, at the quadrant houses from each other and Moon in the Kendra, Akhanda Samrajya Yoga is formed. The other way this Yoga is formed is when Jupiter becomes the lord of the 5th or 11th house and takes up a favourable position in your birth chart. The natives having the influence of this Yoga possess great leadership qualities and they are able to hold great influence over people and society. As the name of the Yog suggests, they will be great rulers and politicians. You can read more about Akhanda Samrajya Yoga here.
Some Other Yoga in the Kundali You Should Know About
Here is some lesser-known Yoga in your Kundali that you do not hear about much, but nonetheless they are there to affect your life when formed strongly:
Now that you know of all these benefic Yogas, it is time to divert your attention to some challenging planetary combinations. Now, we don’t want to scare you, but you must have heard of Kaal Sarp Dosha, Bhakut Dosha, and a number of other Dosha that can affect your life in several negative ways. Here are the planetary combinations that are exactly opposite to Yogas in Kundali: Every Major Kundli Dosh & Things You Need to Know About Them
|Yoga in Kundali||How it is Formed||Effects of the Yoga on Native|
|Chamara Yoga||Ascendant lord is exalted in Kendra and has an aspect of Jupiter||Long-lived, eloquent, skilful|
|Shankha Yoga||The lords of 5th and 6th houses in mutual Kendra||Wealthy, humanitarian, successful in marriage, and good children|
|Bheri Yoga||Jupiter, Venus, and the lord of ascendant in Kendra with each other||Good spouse and children, generous, and free of diseases|
|Srinatha Yoga||The lord of 7th house exalted in the 10th house; lord of the 9th house and 10th house in conjunction||Good communication skills, loved by everyone|
|Khadga Yoga||Ascendant lord in the 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 10th house; the lords of 2nd and 9th house in each other’s house||Learned, wealthy, fortunate, intelligent|
|Shiva Yoga||The lord of the 5th house located in the 9th, lord of the 9th in the 10th, and lord of the 10th in the 5th||Wise, conquers, businessmen|
|Indra Yoga||The lord of the 5th house located in the 11th, lord of the 11th in the 5th with the Moon||Courageous, famous, accomplished|
|Ravi Yoga||Sun in the 10th house, lord of the 10th house in the 3rd with Saturn||Learned, passionate, respected|
|Gandharva Yoga||Sun is exalted, Moon in the 9th house; lord of the 10th house in 7th, 11th, or 3rd house; Ascendant lord in exchange with Jupiter||Famous, accomplished artists|
|Kalanidhi Yoga||Jupiter in the 2nd House, in his own sign; Jupiter in conjunction or aspects Mercury or Venus||Glorious, entertaining, cultured|
|Shubh Kartari Yoga||Auspicious planets in both houses surrounding the Lagna||Healthy, robust, commanding|
Understanding the planets, their positions in our birth charts, their movements and transits have helped us for thousands of years in making our lives better. By knowing which Yoga is affecting your life, you know what are your stronger suits, and which door to knock for success. However, any Yoga is not going to do all the work for you and put you in the centre of a miracle. Take it as a little support from your planets, which will just add to your hard work. Remember, ‘If you want anything done, do it yourself’.
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