Astrological Yoga – same is the thing with astrological yoga’s. For an example take Rajyoga (we all know that relationship between 9th and 10th lord makes Rajyoga) this is a normal Rajyoga whose power can increase or decrease depending on other factors (that needs a consideration everywhere) and may or may not make native great (Great means someone whom you want to follow). But in a chart where one of Pancha Mahapurush Yoga is present (that happens when Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn are in their own sign or exaltation identical with Lagna Kendras) this makes a special kind of yoga then that isn’t subservient to combination of 9th and 10th lord to make a man worth following but only this makes a person a Mahapurush (A great person who one wants to follow) now if both Yogas are present then better the condition. So basically yoga in astrological perspective means the same coming together of energies and working for a single motive, cause, and event. Yogas are of many kinds few of them are Yogas due to planets being posited in certain houses, rasi, degree, nakshatra etc.
Gajakesari Yoga – Brihat Parashar Hora Shastra Says “if from Lagna or Moon Jupiter be in Kendra’s and only aspected or occupied by benefics and should not be combust, debilitated or in enemy sign then this yoga happens and as a result person will be stunning (people stunned by his works – power to execute anything) wealthy, brilliant, talented and close to king (Government official or closely related to government officials)” Jataka Parijaat Says “if Jupiter be in Kendra to Moon there is this yoga which results in person being wealthy, intelligent, qualified and dear to king (government)
Effects – are same but formation of yoga has a difference, Brihat Parashar on one hand says it can happen from Janma Lagna also whereas Jataka Parijaat mentions moon only.
Purport – small attention on wording makes it clear that Kendras from Moon is being referred to not Jupiter (both means the same thing) but Moon is being mentioned because Moon is another Lagna. In Vedic Jyotish sage Parashara have said there are three lagans (which Jaimini expand to several others) primarily and they are Udaya Lagna (normal ascendant) Chandra Lagna and Surya Lagna they are strongest and influential in decreasing order. But they have a say always even if we think Sun changes sign in one month we still need to see it (as the beauty of Vedic Jyotish lies in the fact that simple looking things are not so simple)
Chandra Kundali – Moon is our mind (chandrama Manso Jatah) and our strength (because Moon is said to rule over Nakshatras and one meaning of Nakshatra is Na-non Kshatra-destructible. All sages clearly directs us to see infantile morality from Moon) hence moon is very important for strength and to see how much a thing will last/endure. Along with this moon shows our experiences with this world (As it is mind and moon – both signified by moon. which experiences this world)
If you see any horoscope from village astrologers you will find Moon chart made along with birth chart. But rarely very few facebook astrologers (new breed) know how to judge it. When asked they say there aren’t much material available on this that is just a result of reading classics with inattentive mind. Classics have given ample hint to judge moon chart.
2nd and 12th house from Moon makes Sunpha and Anpha yoga (that will be dealt in a separate article) but for now if we read their results we get to know these Yogas show nature and indicate planet surrounding moon influence mind and shape personality. Which when unoccupied makes one a loner (Kemdrum Yoga) that is said to give native poverty but in my humble opinion it just gives one loneliness and makes one feel miserly only due to his attitude of not embracing relationships wholeheartedly. Moon is significator of wealth and he being alone shows there is none to help/support individual in making money and he must make his path himself.
3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th from Moon makes Chandra Upachaya and planets placed there are said to give money. As they give growth to mind resulting in ideas, moon being significator of wealth they give increase in wealth (job/business opportunities/promotions) along with this they also increase strength and longevity. And hence they are very crucial.
6th 7th and 8th house from Moon is again very crucial as benefics placed there are said to give power and position. 7th is the house of Jaya (Victory) and these are 7th and their surrounding houses. Mind feels victorious when he achieves something and these are the house of achievement of mind, wealth and strength and also denote winning/achieving experiences. (Refer Chandraadhi Yoga)
Benefics in 10th from Moon makes amla yoga which is said to give high principles, good character, many desirable qualities, prosperous, wealthy, and good rise in career or business along with good reputation (remember 10th is also a Kendra and see similarity of results between effects of Amla Yoga and Gajakesari Yoga)
Now we see almost all houses are covered by sages for interpretation of Chandra Kundali except 5th 4th 9th houses. 5th being 3rd from 3rd gives us a very strong clue that it indicates growth to Mind, wealth and strength. Being trine to Moon itself it indicates its direct influence on Moon (mind) and Kendra to 11th 2nd and 8th house shows this can give growth to moon 11th (Upachaya) Sustenance to Moon (2nd – Sunpha Yoga) and victory to moon (8th – Chandraadhi Yoga) 9th house being 5th from 5th shows everything indicated by 5th house will also be indicated by 9th house but being Bhavat-Bhavam planets in 9th will have a predominant influence on moon as compared to planets in 5th from Moon. (We see highest impact on moon will be of planet in 9th from Moon and hence can say 9th from moon being very vital – we will further discuss on this topic in our article on Indu Lagna, infect there will be a completely separate article on Moon chart itself) 4th house from moon is another critical house as being trine to 12th house of Anpha Yoga whereas Sunpha yoga is said to give increase in things like wealth, good qualities – work prospects of mind Anpha Yoga is said to give enjoyment – comfort state of mind) this is another basic difference between 5th and 9th from Moon as 5th is Kendra to 2nd it gives increase in wealth whereas 9th being Kendra to 12th it gives expenditure for own comfort and same is with 4th house as it shows which makes mind happy (4th being the house of happiness) it is Kendra to 1st house of Mind itself (where moon is placed) 7th house of power (achievements of mind) and 10th house of reputation and profession and growth (10th being both Amla and Upachaya house)
Hence we understood that all 4 Kendras from moon have strong influences on moon. Lagna being Moon itself it is directly connected to moon, 4th shows comforts of moon due to gain of objectives represented by other Kendras. 7th house shows victory and achievements of moon. And 10th house shows growth as well as karma of Moon. Here moon stands for all his significations of Mind (Intellect) Experiences, wealth, strength and longevity.
Now if Jupiter be in these houses from moon his direct influence will be on Moon giving Jupiterian qualities to moon, and notable between them is what comes in effect of the yoga and that are stunning wealthy, brilliant, talented and close to king. Stunning due to his conduct as Jupiter is connected with Morals person will be stunned by morals of these people (there are murders also with the same yoga and that happens due to effect on Jupiter) they will be wealthy as Jupiter is significator of wealth along with Moon. They will be brilliant as Jupiter signifies not merely intellect but wisdom that comes from reading, contemplation and then experiencing. Talented due to mind being engaged in Jupiterian (good) pursuits (as Kendras from moon dominate mind it shows mind will be dominated by good thoughts of Jupiter will make a person talented.
Critically Examined – moon is the base yoga is being made by Jupiter with a caution from Parashara that these planets should only be influenced by benefics and must not be combust, debilitated or in enemies sign. As being combust indicated this yoga giving brighter spiritual side but doesn’t guarantee wealth and if it gives wealth it gives lifelong disease. In case any of the two is combust this will be the result and one between wealth, spirituality and ill health will be there are others two won’t be there (unless supported by other Yogas) if Jupiter be debilitated then fall in morals will be seen and person won’t be worth following and only wealth (that too from susceptible means can be said) and if in enemy sign (any one of them) then it can be said due to difficult condition person won’t be able to work hard for this yoga to come to work (don’t think that effect of yoga’s will pour down from sky until you work hard for it)
There are two separate things one is their own strength due to being in own sign, debilitation, enemy sign, friendly sign, exaltation and another is due to relationship with benefics.
If they be in good signs (exalted, own sign, friendly sign) the yoga will bloom with its complete effects whereas in bad signs (debilitated, enemy sign, combust) yoga will take bad turns and person can be idol for mischievous people. So their sign position matters a lot.
Like as in life, horoscope too is made up of several influences and Jupiter and Moon too are bound with effects of the houses they are placed in and they own and it should also be closely considered while assessing the yoga. This makes a modification in effects that we will see in examples.
Natural or Temporal Benefics – both must be judged. (This also needs separate exposition) but for now we must remember that natural or temporal nature of planets indicate effects arising out of their house placement and aspect whereas their lordship influences and modifies and makes yoga. For example Saturn placed in ascendant destroys health prospects due to a malefic being in lagna his aspect on 3rd house gives one weak hands (unable to lift much weight) aspect on 7th house makes ones marital life sad and 10th house gives struggle in profession whereas the same Saturn for Libra ascendant being lord of 4th and 5th house aspecting 3rd house gives good luck and rise to younger brothers, wife will be talented and loving, and profession will be comfortable and frequently changing. Here one can notice natural effect of planets decides house will flourish or perish whereas their temporal nature decides what will be the event. 7th lord in 11th house makes wife religious as he is in dharma Kona from 7th house and gives gain to native through wife (she can be working or help in profession by direct or indirect means) whereas if he be Saturn it shows gains will come with hurdles (general effects) or if it be moon the gains will be good and friend circle will be close to heart. Like this effects of both temporal and functional nature must be harmonized before assessing results. And hence both benefics kind of benefics (temporal and natural) will help in yoga.
Example 1 – Yogi Bhaskarananda – 1 December 1913, 04:25, Ahmadabad
Here we see moon and Jupiter closely conjunct in 3rd house of hands and courage and due to moon being with Jupiter mind is completely influenced with Jupiterian qualities matching with a yogi (of non-violence). 4th 7th and 10th from Moon is empty showing no other major influences on mind and intellect only dwelling on Jupiterian qualities of divine guidance, Wisdom, god and like things signifies by Jupiter (being a yogi demands you to think and wish of only god and nothing else) No aspect or conjunction is with this yoga. Keeping it free from modifications.
Jupiter is lord of 3rd and 6th house and the yoga is in 3rd house hence all qualities of 3rd house of non-violence, Guru Upadesha was given by this yoga and 6th house is aspected by Rahu who is in own rasi in 5th house (Jaimini considers Rahu’s own house to be Aquarius) making him a benefic and indicating other than having complete faith in non-violence he always kept on contemplating and thinking upon miseries of the world (Rahu) and how to free oneself from that (Rahu in own house) whereas Moon is lord of 10t house showing Karma Yogi (renunciation of Karmas and believing that we work for god and he must give us karma. Only he performs work making us an instrument) 10th house deposits debilitated Mars that show non existence of ego and anger (mars must show angry person but Dispositor being in such a beneficial yoga of high luster it made it complete non-violence. I don’t know him and his horoscope is taken from works of Shri K.N.Rao but those who knew him must admit his nature of non-violence. Because this chart shows this very clearly) this way we see how this yoga turned into spirituality making person detached from his karmas.
Example 2 – Adolf Hitler – 20 April 1889, 18:24, 13E02/48N15
Same lagna. but exactly opposite results. In previous example both Moon and Jupiter have difference of 2 degrees between them and here we have only 1 degree of difference. But Hitler have his lagna in Mrityu Bhaga (Lagna shows intelligence and this shows intelligence dying) but here the Yoga falls in Rahu ketu axis that diverted mind’s focus from only Jupiter to Ketu and Jupiter both and as a result because Ketu gives eclipse to moon his mind departed from an artist’s path (he was painter in younger years) and gave him a single motivation to rule and win the world. We can see Rahu that represents, lust, power, greed in 7th from Moon that represents victory and achievement of mind. Thus his mind’s focus changed from Jupiter to Rahu and Ketu and most prominently Rahu. We see here Jupiter is Dispositor of ketu as well which when not connected with Kona lords becomes a malefics planet and show headless behavior. Jupiter is maker of yoga moon is reference point and in this chart we can see Jupiter is Dispositor of Maandi in Navamsa. Unlike Mars who is digbali in 10th house and can show high morals here Moon is Dispositor of Saturn who rules 4th and 5th house and added up to the influence of Rahu in 7th from Moon it gave him prime motive to win and rule over world and Saturn rules 5th house of power and 4th house of throne. But however he was idealistic, very good speaker, have a good name (people still call most cruel person as Hitler) and an inspiration for lunatics like him who failed to recognize the world as playground of Narayana wants to rule it.
Shubham Alock’s article on Chandra Chakra : http://shubhamalock.com/ascendants/chandra-kundali-the-moon-horoscope/