Yogas for being an Astrologer.
|S.No||Name||Date of Birth||Time||Place|
|1||Achyuta Dasa||January 30, 1510||21:58||85E50/20N30 +05:30|
|2||Astrologer Mr Sadasivaiah||October 14, 1917||8:33||Madhugiri – India|
|3||P.V.R. Narsimha Rao||April 4, 1970||17:50||Machilipatnam – India|
|4||B. Surya Prakash||November 2, 1935||5:40||Bangalore – India|
|5||Bangalore Venkata Raman||August 8, 1912||19:42:43||77E35/12N59 +05:30|
|6||Bepin Behari||February 9, 1925||11:25||Chapra – India|
|7||Col A.K. Gaur||March 9, 1938||23:53||Lucknow – India|
|8||Dr S.B. Goel||October 16, 1954||19:18||Ghaziabad – India|
|9||H.N. Katwe||February 6, 1892||4:20||New Delhi – India|
|10||Harish Johari||May 12, 1934||12:55||New Delhi – India|
|11||K.N. Rao||October 12, 1931||7:55||Machilipatnam – India|
|12||K.S. Krishnamurthy||November 1, 1908||12:10||Thiruvaiyaru – India|
|13||M.M. Sudhakar Dwivedi||March 26, 1860||7:13||Varanasi – India|
|14||Madhura Krishnamurthy Shastri||February 28, 1928||4:41||Tanuku – India|
|15||P.S. Shastri||January 22, 1920||11:06||New Delhi – India|
|16||Pandit Ashutosh Ghosh||July 18, 1893||2:55||Maymyo – Burma/Myanmar|
|17||Pandit Sanjay Rath||August 7, 1963||21:14||83E58/21N27 +05:30|
|18||Bangalore Suryanarayan Rao||February 12, 1856||12:21||84E00/18N00 +05:30|
|19||R. Santhanam||May 21, 1944||20:20||Tirupati – India|
|20||P.V.S. Chalapathy Rao||July 15, 1933||4:14:39||Challapalle – India|
|21||Vadrevu Suryanarayan Murthy||October 8, 1904||13:55||Vijayanagar – India|
|22||Vemuri Rama Murthy Shastri||October 5, 1909||23:14||New Delhi – India|
|23||Yogi Bhaskarananda||December 1, 1913||4:25:38||Ahmedabad – India|
|24||Shankar Balakrishna Dikshit||July 21, 1853||4:09||Pune – India|
|25||Vyankatesh Ketkar||January 12, 1854||19:10||Bagalkot – India|
|26||Mukund Daivagya||November 9, 1887||8:04||Shrinagar – India|
Yoga’s not used/mentioned – This comes under two subcategories – Yoga’s not used are those mentioned by eminent astrologers in their books and seminars which I am not reproducing due to it belonging to them and I have no right to share them. For example Shri Suresh Chandra Mishra in his book quotes “Malefics in 1-2-5-9-12 houses makes one an astrologer, malefic sign only in the same houses makes one interested towards astrology” or rules of Shri Sanjay Rath which mentions Combination of Atmakaraka with a particular house or it’s lord makes one an astrologer, or Combination of Sun with 2 particular houses or lords makes one an astrologer”
Yoga’s not mentioned are those given in classics for one being an astrologer but those Yoga’s haven’t passed my test of checking it on charts. Like a yoga named “Matsya Yoga” Given in Jataka Parijaat is the only Yoga given in classics which mentions one will become an astrologer (कालज्ञ – one who knows time – Past, Present and Future) While testing it haven’t even gave me 25% of satisfactory results. (although I have used 3 variations for this – using Graha, Upagraha and Both Mixed) Another one is mentioned by Varahamihira in his Brihat Jataka where he mentions if 10th lord from Lagna, Sun or Moon be in Navamsa of Jupiter or Mercury it makes one an astrologer. If even testing it with conjunction of these respective lords with Mercury and Jupiter it gave me only 70% accurate which was close but I left it for now, After some time if I have been able to satisfy myself with testing of this technique I will share this.
Primary yoga’s found working
Conjunction of Mars and Venus (Sarawali)
गुणप्रधानो गणको द्यूतानृतरतः शठः । परदाररतो मान्यः शुक्रमंगलसंगमे ॥
Any person having the conjunction of Venus and Mars in his horoscope is of many qualities,Is an astrologer, indulge in gambling, is cunning, Is interested in others wife and Is respected.
Yoga based on my own logic
Classical text on Jyotish gives very few yogas for astrology, for this reason one must use his own imagination to find techniques, and when imaginations come true on charts one can finalize it as a dictum (of his own)
While thinking on the topic an idea came to my mind, We all know Jyotish is eyes of Veda’s. Means eyes must have a connection with education houses for native to read the subject related to eyes (light/Jyotish) In vedic astrology 2nd and 12th house along with Sun and Venus are given Lordship over eyes, light and sight respectively. I have left planet’s for now and taken House and House lords only.
Hence my formula says houses of education if connected with 2/12 houses (or both) or their lords then one will learn jyotish.
Houses of education – 2nd house, 4th house, 5th house, 9th house are given importance while judging one’s education. Between them 2nd house represent traditional education that comes from family (environment one is born in/lives) that is like trading for a person born in trader’s family. 4th house being called Vidya Sthan deals with primary education (Up to senior secondary) which makes one’s base/one capable to have basic necessities of life (kendra’s show basic necessities, Kona’s show expansion) 9th house deals with higher education and speciality one takes (In anything) any of these houses afflicted ends that part of education. Here 4th and 9th works in hierarchy and when 4th is considerably damaged one would not get eduction from 9th house.
5th house show our wisdom along with Lagna that which show one’s intellect. Education that comes from 5th house is for one’s own betterment. 2nd house deals with family and handles education that comes from family. 4th house deals with mother and motherland and gives education which makes one learn one’s mother tongue completely (senior secondary education level) 9th house is Guru sthan and makes one Guru in any sector (Degree – Qualification) In between them 5th house deals with mantra (which is for one’s own betterment and it continues life to life) for example due to a mantra I did in past life I will get a certain mantra in this life which will improve my karmas, that will be reflected in next life. Hence it is not an education that deals with making money or profession but it is a kind of Vidya that is based on one’s own choice, intellect and wisdom. None will force you for a mantra if you want you can opt for it. 5th house is the vidya we choose for ourselves. 4th house deals with Para Vidya which works on read grounds and gives us livelihood like engineering etc whereas 5th house gives apara vidya which gives us effects beyond life like Mantra’s. Due to astrology being a learning which continues life by life. Last aim of jyotish is to make one realise the play of Paramatma and AdiShakti and liberate one. Hence it is signified by 5th house and not 4th house. There can be no formal education for Jyotish, No matter how hard we try. This is an endless subject.
Lord of 5th house must have connection with 2nd and/or 12th house or their lords.
Connection to lord can be using Mutual aspect, exchange, conjunction. Connection to houses can be through placement in house, aspect over house.
Two house lorded by same planet – is a big confusion for people to predict, I remember when someone said connection between 5th and 8th house gives one jyotish, when I was a learner (still I am) I asked him what happens if lord are same (Aquarius lagna) he said then search for other Yogas. But I was not satisfied, for a Aquarius lagna can’t there be a connection between 5-8 houses, 4-9 houses, 3-10 houses. Yes it can be. When lord of a sign is in his own rashi or is exalted then he makes connection between two houses. Hence if 2nd house and 5th house or 5th house and 2nd house is own by a single planet and if that planet be in own Rashi or exalted then it must be taken as a connection between two houses.
Yoga given by Sage Jaimini in his Swamsa Chapter 1.2
Sage Jaimini deals profession in chapter on Swamsa [1.2] and Arudha [1.3] In chapter of Swamsa he tells about one’s profession (Type of) and in Arudha he tells from where his income will come (Person/Source) It is like suppose one will earn from intellectual sources then from where. He answers this in chapter on Arudha. As Swamsa basically deals with profession I have chosen this chapter to tackle this matter.
A careful study of Swamsa chapter leads us to a conclusion that moon shows intellectual work that can include astrology, basically sage mentions Moon + Venus for intellectual work but as later on Venus is said to make one man of government (government job) I will take Moon for intellectual work and Venus aspected or conjoined with Moon for intellectual work. Saturn is said to give Famous Karma, Here I interpret famous karma as the Karma native’s family is engaged in doing since ages and not only show business (Movies) In end he again mentions if Ketu be in 1-5-2 Houses from Swamsa one is mathematician, which we take for jyotish. (for reasons given above in shloka of Saravali)
Swamsa and Karakamsa having Moon, Venus aspected by or with moon, Saturn or Ketu makes one an astrologer, Or their aspect must be on Swamsa and Karakamsa (Rashi Drishti) The same effects can be seen if Swamsa and Karakamsa is in sign of Saturn (Capricorn, Aquarius) or exaltation sign of Saturn – Libra.
Saturn is the king of tradition and traditional studies. Saturn is Kala and this is Kalagyana or Kaal Shastra. Saturn lords it as Saturn is time. One can see major role of Saturn in astrology here. Every astrologer must have a good Saturn to grant him endurance, patience that is needed to test things and learn a science like this. Saturn gives the tendency which is needed for astrologers. First you read classics, it takes time and then patience to understand sage, then you test it on charts and see it failing, then you go back to book and learn and read and re-read again, then again try it to find disappointment. with patience this is only done and this is signified by Saturn. Hence Saturn is very important for an astrologer to learn this traditional science.
Swama and Karakamsa – Swa means self and Swamsa means Navamsa position of lord of Ascendant (Rashi) whereas Karaka means significator and self is signified by Atmkaraka. Its not Atmakaraka which means soul significator but it is Atmkaraka which means self significator. Hence basically Swamsa means amsa of the planet which signifies self. It is signified using Lord of Lagna as well as Atmkaraka. Hence Swamsa is their positions. Like a Bhava needs to be judged from Bhava, Bhavesha and Karaka in the same way houses in Jaimini are judged by lord of house, Arudha of house and Chara/Sthir Karaka. But to differentiate between them. I name position of lagnesh in Navamsa as Swamsa and position of Atmkaraka in navamsa as Karakamasa. To know my method of Chara Karaka reckoning please follow this link http://shubhamalock.com/jaimini/chara-karakas/
Secondary yoga’s found working (supportive)
Upagraha giving Jyotish (Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra)
Sage Parashara in his brihat parashara hora shastra exposed 5 Aprakash Graha and 5 Upagraha. (I will write a separate article on them including their calculations and usage) and then also told their effects according to houses. Careful study of effects makes one notice where sage have said person concerned will be Pandit, Which in other sense means learned and also astrologer.
Praanpada in 9th or 10th house, Dhooma in 4th house, Paat in 9th or 10th house, Paridhi in 8th or 10th house, Chaap in 7th or 11th house or Sikhi in 1st, 4th, 9th, 10th or 11th house is said by sage Parashara to make one pandit.
Thus if any of these yoga occurs in your chart then you can become an astrologer.
My own logic of using Nakshatra’s
Usage of Nakshatra – There is a branch of Astrology named as Krishnamoorthy Paddhati which uses Planets lording Nakshtra’s. This is based on Vimshottari Dasa Lordship. Which assigns Ashiwni, Magha and Moola to Ketu because if Moon is in these Nakshtra’s at one’s birth time then starting Vimshottari Dasa is of Ketu. But sage Parashara have exposed around 55 Dasa’s (Tallying different editions of Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra) Now here comes a confusion Ashiwini is ruled by Ketu in Vimshottari dasa but in Ashottari Dasa Ketu doesn’t feature in that case Ashwini is ruled by someone else. Like this there are more than 10 Nakshatra dasa mentioned by Parashara himself. other sages increase the number then why use Vimshottari Lordship always universally. People may argue because human’s longevity is 120 years sage said this (Vimshottari Dasa) is universally applicable. In that case he gave conditions for usage of 9 Nakshatra dasa with a statement that when these conditions apply use this Dasa (Like when Lagna lord is in 7th or 7th lord is in Lagna use Dwisaptati Sama Dasa) what to do in that condition, Is one to use in that chart nakshatra Lordship for Dwisaptati Sama Dasa (this way the matter is far more confused). Further when we see yoga’s based on Nakshatras sage say particular planet in particular Nakshatra gives a particular yoga one see this gap very clearly. Hence this method of Nakshtra Lordship is not accepted by scholars, neither I do use or advise it.
But there is a point free of doubt that is lord of Nakshatra are vedic deities, their name are changed from time to time but their lordship over them remain intact. In my humble opinion deity of a Nakshatra is it’s real lord and the Nakshatra is of the nature of it’s lord. We will see it’s usage shortly. Before that let we see table to Nakshatra – Deity and their meaning.
|S.No||Nakshatra||Deity (Taitariya Samhita)||Modern Deity|
Out of all these Nakshatra Kritika is lorded by Agni which gives us sight and ability to view astrology being Eyes of Veda’s. Magha because it’s lords are Pitris who were our ancestors, Jyotish is a science dealing with karma’s of people done in past and his ancestors Karma’s are also is to be suffered by him. Because it deals with Past this Nakshatra have a significance to jyotish. Moola because in Taitariya Samhita it’s lord is Pitar(See Magha) and Prajapati lord of people” is a group of Hindu deities presiding over procreation and protection of life, and thereby a King of Kings”. Shravana because it is lorded by Vishnu who is the supreme godhead and everything in this life happens for his pastime only. Aradra because it’s lord Shiva is lord which supersedes times “Mahakaal”
Then I took Houses as Primary 1-2-5 and Secondary 4-9. 1st house show ones intellect, 2nd house show learnings from family, 5th house one’s wisdom and own learning (which he chose) 4th house formal learning, 9th house Knowledge “Gyan” and one’s higher studies. 1-2-5 are taken as primary because 1st and 5th house show intellect as well as one’s capabilities and tendencies, whereas 2nd house indicates traditional learning which includes jyotish. Secondary houses are based on the factor because as Jyotish can be taught in universities but none can be made an astrologer in universities. Hence they are taken as secondary.
If lord of Primary houses 1st, 2nd or 5th or lord of Secondary houses 4th and 9th are in Krittika, Magha, Aridra, Moola or Shravana Nakshatras. It makes one learn the science signified by it’s deity.
How to judge a chart for capabilities of being an astrologer – Each of these yoga’s contain 25% marks. Using all these 6 criteria one must have 100% marks. Which means using first 4 primary criteria you must have 50% points then add secondary two criteria to enhance it to 100%. If in any case after applying all 6 criteria one doesn’t get 100% marks. Then one will not be a successful astrologer. Here successful doesn’t mean you will not get clients “people can be easily fooled now a days with easy promotions” or it is not that your predictions won’t be true “This can come from Saadhna – Very rare people are into this, for most predictions fails miserably or success percent is very low” Successful also means one having complete knowledge of the subject and will find something new (Hidden things from classics) in his life.
Conclusion – This is a never ending area of research, for example several sages opine that an astrologer must tell truth. In that case a person whose 2nd house or lord are free of Male Sura Grahas’s (Sun, Mars, Jupiter) association/aspect he will tell lot of lies. In that case how can he be an astrologer in real sense. His predictions will fail as his Vaani is spoiled by telling lies.
Then there are many yoga’s well researched and written by astrologers which I haven’t used one must also check them. One need not be disappointed if his chart isn’t applicable to Yoga’s for being an astrologer. Learning and Practising successfully a subject are two different matters.
As I have said earlier, This is comprehensive but not absolute.