Combinations For Renunciation : Sanyasa Yoga
Sanyasa Yoga is an auspicious combination. After innumerable incarnations when ripening occurs, there arises an intense and acute awareness of suffering, which is known as Vairagya(Detachment). Vairagya leads to discrimination and an urge to become liberated which ultimately leads to Moksha or Enlightenment. A powerful Sanyasa Yoga is very rare. It must be noted that there’s no completeblack & white in renunciation as there’s no black and white in gunas of Maya either. There are no persons who are completely Sattvic(Harmonious), Rajasic(Passionate) or Tamasic(Inert); similarly there’s no perfect renunciation. If you grasp this clearly it becomes easier to deal with various Sanyasa Yogas you encounter in your studies. If Yogas other than Sanyasa, like Rajayogas(Combinations for prosperity) also occur in tandem with Sanyasa Yoga in a horoscope, the person might first get results of those Yogas and then become a renunciate.
Here, lets study some of the factors contributing to Sanyasa in a nativity:
1. Powerful Stelliums: According to dictums of ancient Astrology texts, whenever there is a conglomeration of four or more planets in a single sign in a horoscope, there arises a Sanyasa Yoga. Then, there are many conditions which must be fulfilled for a powerful Sanyasa Yoga to get formed. In my studies I have observed that arising of Stelliums is not a very rare phenomenon, but Stelliums with 5 or more planets are rare and must be considered carefully for Sannyasa. In horoscope of Gautama Buddha we see a stellium of 5 planets in the most powerful Kendra, the tenth house in Karm Bhava. This stellium has exalted Sun, Mars in its own house and debilitated Saturn. All these planets aspect the Moon. In horoscope of Albert Einstein you witness a stellium of 4 planets in this very house. In this stellium lagna lord is present but lord of the tenth house is not present. This might be an answer to why this is not a Sannyasa Yoga. Still, you realize that Einstein was almost like a renunciate, working for a larger than life goal of realizing Theory of Everything. Stelliums suggest concentrated energies. According to ancient Astrology texts, for a strong Sannyasa Yoga to arise it’s important that the lord of the tenth from lagna and or lord of thetenth from the Moon should be in the combination. It’s also important to realize that if the Moon or Sun is in the combination then it becomes more powerful Yoga for renunciation becausePsyche(Moon) or Vitality(Sun) are supported by the Yoga. If these Yogas form in a Kendra(in houses 1, 4, 7, 10) or a Kona( Houses 1, 5, 9) then they’re more powerful than otherwise. In case ofOsho you observe this Sannyasa Yoga in the eighth house. There’s lord of lagna as well as lord of the tenth house in the combination which make this Yoga even more powerful. Here it must be noticed that since Moon is involved in this strong Sannyasa Yoga, it’s in the house 1 from Chandra Lagna, which fulfills the need of Yoga to be in a Kendra Partially. Similarly if a Yoga involves Sun it becomes a strong one as in the case of Gautam Buddha–you see Sun with other planets–this Yoga is in Surya lagna as well as in the tenth from the lagna–hence extremely powerful. In case of Adolf Hitler, you see a very powerful stellium in the seventh house of horoscope –but the lord of the tenth house is not involved in this Yoga and hence renunciation doesn’t fructify.
2. Malefics Affecting Houses 2, 4, 12: Malefics and separative planets should affect houses 2, 4, 12 in a nativity for a strong Sannyasa Yoga to arise. The second house represents wealth and family amongst other things. The influence of separative planets and malefics on second house and its lord makes a native uninterested in money and detached from kiths and kins. The fourth house represents Mind–influence of Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Mars etc. on the fourth house, its lord and Moon also makes one detached–though in itself it’s not sufficient for renunciation. Similarly the twelfth house is a domain for Moksha amongst other things and influence of Rahu, Ketu, Saturn, Mars etc. on the twelfth house and its lord makes one inclined towards renunciation.