Special Yogas (Chandra)
The Moon as well as most planets does not like to
be alone. The Moon thrives on support from other planets.
The Moon rules the mind and the emotional body. The
joy of life comes from the sharing of experiences
and ideas. This is how the Moon works. It needs to
share, and feel supported. If it is not connected
to any planets it will feel alienated, and disconnected
with the world. The mind will be disturbed.
These Yogas are always counted from the Moon, not
the Ascendant. Making the Moon the 1st
Any planet excluding the Sun, Rahu and Ketu in the
house second from the Moon creates Sunapha Yoga. This
indicates acquisition, and the planet itself will
describe the manner in which things will be acquired.
For example, Mars in the 2nd house from
the Moon, is Sunapha Yoga indicating an aggressive
manner in acquiring money, or possessions. This Yoga
is about receiving.
Any planet excluding the Sun, Rahu or Ketu in the
house 12th from the Moon creates Anapha
Yoga. This yoga deals with giving. The 12th
house is about giving, and expenditures. This is about
generosity. For example, Jupiter 12th house
from the Moon is someone who is very generous.
It is noted that the planets Sun, Rahu and Ketu do
not constitute either a Sunapha or Anapha Yoga. As
a matter of fact, if they are with other planets 2nd
or 12th from the Moon they will drastically weaken
or cancel these yogas. This is because when the Sun
is close to the Moon, the Moon is weak or dark. There
is little awareness or consciousness. The Moon emits
little light. Some believe the Moon becomes malefic
when dark. The full Moon is considered very auspicious
because it reflects more light indicating more awareness.
The nodes of the Moon (Rahu and Ketu) when situated
close to the Moon will definitely change the Moon’s
effects. The receptive qualities of the Moon are disrupted.
Rahu will indicate addictive, obsessive destructive
qualities. Ketu will indicate internalized emotions
controlled by our past lives, current external factors
are less influential. Rahu and Ketu will distort the
qualities of the planets they conjoin.
This when you have both the Sunapha, and the Anapha
Yogas. Planets on both sides surround the Moon. This
totally supports the Moon, this person is happy and
feels supported in life. They will receive as well
as give back to the world.
Adhi means “first”, indicating these individuals will
be pioneers or the first to do something. This is
when the 3 benefics Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury are
in houses 6th, 7th or 8th
from the Moon. These planets can be in any combination
in these houses. These planets are in the opposing
houses or opposition from the Moon. Examples: Jupiter
in the 6th house from the Moon, and Venus
and Mercury in the 8th from the Moon, or
all the 3 are in one of these houses, or Venus in
the 8th, Mercury in the 7th
and Jupiter in the 6th houses from the
Some believe each benefic must be alone in each of
these houses (6,7,8). I think they can be in any combination
in three of these houses because the Moon is still
shining its reflective energy on these planets across
the horizon. Likewise the benefics are mutually opposing
and influencing the Moon.
Interpretation: It is good for leadership, authority
and financial prosperity. They are pioneers who are
first to do something. There is strong interest and
attraction in marriage and relationships since the
7th and 8th houses are involved
Vasumati means “rich”, indicating the acquisition
of wealth, from the fruits of their labor. It represents
the drive to improve life’s circumstances. This
is when the 3 benefics occupy the upachaya houses
(3, 6, 10, 11) from the Moon. Again it can be any
combination. Example: Venus is in the 11th
from the Moon, Jupiter is 6th from the
Moon, and Mercury is 3rd from the Moon
is Vasumati Yoga.
Interpretation: This yoga gives wealth, and life becomes
very prosperous improving with age.
Any benefics in upachaya houses will produce the effect
of wealth, only in varying degrees. Two benefics will
be good and one will be moderately good.
Some look at the benefics in upachaya houses from
the Ascendant as well as the Moon. From the Moon it
is definitely more powerful since the Moon represents
This is when Jupiter is in the 6th, 8th,
or 12th house from the Moon. Shakata means
“cart”, or wheel. The fortunes of this person will
rise and fall. It means fluctuating fortunes. If there
is either the Adhi or Vasumati Yogas, then the Shakata
Yoga is cancelled.
Geja Kesari Yoga
This means the Elephant-Lion Yoga. These are animals
with great presence, and rule the jungle, and so it
is with those with this Yoga.
Geja Kesari Yoga is when Jupiter is in a kendra (1,
4, 7, 10) from the Moon. This Yoga gives wealth, intelligence,
Chandra Mangala Yoga
Mangala Yoga is when Mars is conjunct, or opposed
the Moon. This gives great financial prosperity, and
great business sense. In a man’s chart it can bring
gain through women.
Amala means “stainless”. A benefic in the 10th
house from the Moon or the ascendant is Amala Yoga.
It means that the person is virtuous and pious actions
in worldly affairs. The 10th placement
of planets from each other is a powerful placement
that confers success.
This Yoga exits when the Moon has no connection to
any planets excluding the Sun, Rahu and Ketu. This
means it has none of the previous Yogas or any other
aspects or associations. Here is a person who feels
isolated, alienated, with no support. This is a person
with a dark mind, lacking intelligence, feeling completely
disconnected. It is extremely rare.
Sun’s Yogas (Surya)
yogas are similar to the Moon’s Sunapha and Anapha
yogas in that they involve planets being placed in
houses either before (2nd) or after (12th)
the Sun. These planets are considered morning
stars (rising before the Sun, 12th) or evening stars
(rising after the Sun, 2nd). This empowers
these planets for greater success. The indications
for these planets will strongly influence the person’s
character and personality. They influence the will
and power of a person. Any other yogas these planets
participate in is strengthened. They do not directly
influence the dashas instead only the general power
and personality throughout life. If the planets are
in combustion (too close) with the Sun these Yogas
will not be valid.
planet, not including Moon, Rahu or Ketu in the 12th
house from the Sun creates Vosi Yoga. This planet
becomes the morning star indicating the nature of
this planet will give the initial impression an individual
will make. Since this planet rises before the Sun
the person initiates experiences according to what
the planetary energy represents. For example Venus
is in the 12th house from the Sun (morning
star) the person will be more spontaneous and initiate
relationships by giving off a charming beautiful appearance.
planet not including Moon, Rahu and Ketu in the second
house from the Sun creates Vesi Yoga. Because this
planet is an evening star the effects or traits of
this planet are not as noticeable. They will more
reserved and conservative concerning the matters the
planet rules. In this case Venus 2nd from
the Sun (evening star) this person would be more careful
and deliberate in matters concerning love. Additionally
planets 2nd from the Sun seem to be attributes
we possess but need to learn how to use.
excluding the Moon, Rahu and Ketu surrounding the
Sun in the 2nd and 12th house
from the Sun form Ubhayachari Yoga, or having both
Vosi and Vesi Yogas. This yoga simply empowers these
planets that surround the Sun. It is like the king
is supported. This yoga gives prominence, power and
the planets that surround the Sun are benefics it
is far more beneficial whereas malefics give effects
in a more stressful manner.
the Sun and Mercury are in the same sign is Budhaditya
Yoga. This is a very common yoga since Mercury can
never be more than on sign away from the Sun. The
sign and house the yoga occurs in will be important
and will indicate skills in these areas. If Mercury
is combust the Sun it will be a bit harder to realize
these skills or talents.
if Mercury and the Sun are less than a half of degree
of each other it will give a brilliant genius mind.
This is actually an Arabian astronomical term called
“Cazimi”. Some may think any planet this close to
the Sun to be terribly ruined by combustion, but I
have found it will make the planet brilliant in effects
and areas the planet rules. This applies to any planet
not only Mercury.
means “imperishable”. This yoga is formed when all
the malefics excluding Rahu and Ketu are in the kendras.
This is the real estate yoga, giving wealth through
ownership of land and real estate (fixed assets).
Both Mars and Saturn are indicators of real estate,
property and land. The benefics in the angles will
denote wealth in moveable assets, like money or possessions.
are many yogas named after the Gods and Goddesses
named for manifesting that which the they represent.
is the goddess of fortune bestowing opulent wealth
and material riches. Therefore this yoga is known
to confer wealth, riches and prosperity in life.
requirements for Lakshmi yoga basically needs the
9th and 1st house ruler strong
but when Venus is in it’s own sign of rulership or
exalted it really accentuates this yoga. Venus
rules extreme wealth and fixed assets. There are different
versions for this yoga, one with Venus and one without
Venus included. I believe Venus is crucial to the
extremes this yoga creates.
yoga is when the ruler of the 9th is exalted
or in it’s sign of rulership in a triconal or kendra
house and the ruler of the 1st is house
strong, but additionally if Venus is in it’s own sign
Saraswati is the goddess of learning. This yoga denotes
intelligence, and talents with music, speaking and
requirements for this yoga are the three benefics
(Mercury, Venus and Jupiter) in kendras, triconals
or the 2nd house and all three are strong.
means ‘inverted, contrary, reversed’. Vipareeta Raja
Yoga is formed when the planet ruling a dusthana (6,8,12)
house is placed in another dusthana house. This yoga
tends to cause an unexpected rise in life due to an
unfortunate event or problem.
means “time” and Sarpa means “serpent”, alluding to
a fated destiny. This yoga is formed when all the
planets (excluding the outer planets) are on one side
of Rahu and Ketu. Many astrologers contend that this
yoga gives a fated life of misery. It will denote
a life that seems fated by events, but this is not
necessarily bad. Kala Sarpa Yoga will intensify all
the other yogas in a chart, good or bad giving the
life a sense of destiny.
A debilitated planet is in its most weakened state,
these are merely ways the planet is strengthened therefore
lessening the effects of the debilitated planet.
A weak planet will cause problems pertaining to indications
for that planet, also the dasha cycles of that planet
can produce problems. Neecha means debilitated and
bhanga means reversal. Here are the main ways in which
debility can be modified, or cancelled. This may not
be considered a yoga per say, but it is very important
to consider in chart interpretation.
If the ruler of the sign occupied by the debilitated
planet is in a kendra position from the Moon or the
If the ruler of the sign where the debilitated
planet is exalted is in a kendra position from the
Moon or Lagna.
If the ruler of the sign occupied by the debilitated
planet aspects the planet.
If the planet who would be exalted in the sign
occupied by the debilitated planet is in a kendra
from the Moon or the Lagna.
If the debilitated planet is exalted in the
The dispositor of the debilitated planet gives
greater relief to the debilitated planet when the
dispositor is well placed.
Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga
yoga is only when the debilitated planet occupies
a kendra, otherwise it’s debility is merely removed.
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