The Vipareetha Raja Yoga and Gajakesari Yoga.
Hope this explains to some extent the meaning and nature of these two Yogas ( Gajakesari Yoga and Vipareetha Raja Yoga ).
Vipareeta Rajayoga I
INTRODUCTION : Rajayoga means the combination promising powers and positions and comprised of Raja meaning, kingly and yoga meaning combination. The normal rajayogas are formed in a horoscope by the association (exchange, conjunction, mutual aspect) of the Kendra (quadrant) and Trikona (Trine) lords. The highest among them is the dharmakarmadhipati yoga, which is formed by the association of the 9th and the 10th lord.
However the vipareeta rajayogas are somewhat different from the normal rajayogas as mentioned above. The term vipareeta imply reversal of something. Hence, these rajayogas are formed due to downfall of someone, based on which the native’s fortune is reversed. The downfall can be of an enemy or a someone near to the native, however the combinations are somewhat different for both circumstances.
VRY from Dusthana Lords 1. Vipareeta Rajyoga (VRY) is caused by the conjunction of the lords of Dusthana (evil houses 3rd, 6th, 8th & 12th ). Since the lords of the evil houses conjoin, they end up damaging each other and the native benefits. Thus, VRY implies coming to power/ gains due to the downfall or death of another. This can bring sudden legacies, rapid rise to power and position and other such gains that are basically, not sustainable over a long period of time.
The important condition for the fructification of this Rajyoga is that the planets involved should either- (a) be weak by placement in a Dusthana (evil houses 3rd, 6th, 8th & 12th ) or in debility in Rasi/Navamsa OR (b) be very strong in Kendra/Trikona and simultaneously transfer the power to the Lord of Lagna (or Atmakaraka) by conjunction or aspect. Unless this transfer of the power of the VRY occurs, the native himself may not rise but will benefit due to the rise of another person. The results of the situations of VRY in the two cases is grossly different. In the first case, the native rises due to the death/ downfall of an enemy whereas in the latter situation the native rises after the death/downfall of an ally or friend. The significations of the planets conjoining the VRY maybe destroyed in this process.
VRY from Saturn 2. It is evident from the above that the giver of Vipareeta Rajyoga is Saturn, more so since he is the natural significator of the Dusthana. Thus, VRY can also be caused if Saturn becomes a Yogakaraka (for Taurus & Libra Lagna) and is placed in a Dusthana in debility/weak. However, it is important that other planets should not conjoin this, else their significations could be destroyed.
VRY from Arudha Lagna (AL) 3. Coming to the Arudha Lagna (AL), the rules are slightly different. Benefic planets placed in the 3rd/6th house from AL in strength in Rasi give spirituality (Success in spiritual life) whereas malefic planets so placed give Parakrama (Victory in material life). However, if the benefic planets placed in the 3rd/6th house are weak by being in debility/ in Rasi/Navamsa, then they will cause Vipareeta Rajyoga and will result in elevation in this material world.
On the other hand if the malefic planets in the 3rd/6th from AL are weak or debilitated in Rasi/Navamsa, they will cause Vipareeta Pravrajya yoga and the native will become spiritual. [Timing] In both cases, this Yoga will function simultaneously with the death or downfall of the persons indicated by the lordship or signification of the planet involved in the Yoga.
Other Conditions In matters of strength, mere Sthana Bala (Positional strength) is not adequate. If the planet involved is placed in an inimical position from the ruling planet of the Arudha Lagna, it will be destroyed. For this purpose, besides Graha Sambandha (Relationship of planets), the Pachakadi Sambandha should be determined. Timing can be done both from Vimsottari as well as Narayana Dasa or any other suitable Phalita Dasa.
Pachakadi Sambandha has been explained by Sri Vyankatesha Sarma in his monumental classic “SARVARTHA CHINTAMANI” in the stanza 1.119 to 1.132. This must be understood to be applied effectively in the determination of friends & foes in the chart and is beyond the scope of this article. Finally, the Hora Lagna and Ghatika Lagna should be carefully examined as per the rules given by Parasara in “Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra” and Maharishi Jaimini in his famous “Upadesa Sutra” to confirm the nature of the Rajyoga.
Gaja Kesari Yoga I Gaja Kesari Yoga is one of the auspicious yogas in Vedic Astrology. This yoga is formed in the birth-chart when Jupiter is in Kendra, i.e.,Ascendant, fourth, seventh and tenth house from Moon. Jupiter is the kaarak planet of wealth, knowledge, fame, luck and children while Moon is the kaarak planet of heart, softness, mobility, happiness and prosperity.
Gajakesari yoga is also analyzed from Ascendant in the Kendra house. This yoga is auspicious when formed in Kendra houses. Gaja Kesari Yoga Jupiter should be in Kendra from Moon or Jupiter should be in Kendra from the Ascendant. In this yoga Jupiter should be in Kendra from the Ascendant or Moon. If Jupiter is aspected by auspicious planets it gives auspicious results. Rishi Parashar said that Jupiter should not be debilitated or in the enemy house.
If Jupiter is in the enemy house or debilitated and the Gajakesari yoga is also created then the auspiciousness of this yoga may get affected. This yoga with this position of Jupiter is found in 20 to 33% of the people’s chart. Rishi Parashar says if Gajakesari yoga is created, Jupiter should not be retrograde or aspected by any malefic planet in the chart. Note: The position of Jupiter in Kendra from Moon is not so important.
Dhan Yoga and Gaj Yoga Jupiter is the karak planet of money or wealth among all the planets. Moon is also known as cash money therefore it is said that when this yoga is auspicious it may give the person wealth and money as much and big as Elephant. Hence, this yoga gives the person a lot of opportunities to earn wealth.
Results of Gaja Kesari Yoga Gaj (Elephant) Kesari (lion) both are powerful and influential animals. According to Rishi Parashar if this yoga is created in anyone’s chart he becomes capable, efficient, get all luxurious comforts and conveniences and occupies a higher position in his profession. This person may also be proficient in creative arts, arguments, debate and may be very intellectual. Gaj is the epitome of intelligence and knowledge. Gaj or Elephant does not have pride on his tremendous capabilities. He knows how to use his abilities and strength wisely. This yoga gives the person sharp intellect and prosperity. This yoga also helps increase the longevity of the person.
Gajakesari yoga created with the help of Venus and Mercury Some believe that Gajakesari yoga is also created when Venus is in Kendra from Moon. However it is considered that if Venus or Mercury is in Kendra from Moon it increases the auspiciousness of this yoga. When the yoga created by Mercury, Jupiter or Venus from Moon is included in Gajakesari yoga it is considered auspicious. However the impact of this yoga is not always auspicious or strong, it is found in the 90% of the people’s chart.
Due to which it may not be counted among the auspicious yogas. It has often seen that this yoga is not created when Venus is in Kendra from Moon. Both the signs of Venus make a Shadashak Yoga that means located in the sixth and eighth house from each other. In this situation if one sign of Venus is in Kendra and the other in a malefic house the Gajakesari yoga may get canceled and become inauspicious. In Gajakesari yoga of Mercury, Moon has its aspect on Jupiter or Mercury. In that situation Moon has to be in the seventh house from both the planets only then Jupiter and Moon will be in Kendra from each other.
Gajakesari Yoga: Qualities of Gaj (Elephant) + Kesari (Lion) The word Gajkesari is made up of two words: Gaj+Kesari. The person who has this yoga in his birth chart is strong and has the ability of to defeat his enemies. He has the capablity to dominate his enemies. This person occupies a higher position in his profession and has an influential voice. This person is clever and smart and plans all his tasks beforehand. This yoga is formed with the help of Jupiter, therefore, it also gives wealth and economic benefits.
Gaja Kesari Yoga and Strength of Jupiter and Moon The Gajakesari Yoga is created by Jupiter and Moon. Both the planets are never exalted together in the birth-chart. It is because Jupiter is exalted in Cancer and Moon is exalted in Taurus. Both these signs are third and eleventh sign from each other. That is why due to the position of Moon in the kendra house from Jupiter, it is in the eleventh house which is against the rules of Gajakesari Yoga. The auspiciousness of this yogas gets reduced when the signs of these planets are not located in Kendra. If any of these two planets are located in the exalted sign, the person gets auspicious results.
Gaja kesari Yoga in Char signs If Jupiter is in its exalted sign or Cancer and Gajakesari Yoga is also created then in this situation, Moon will be located in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn. Because these signs are located in the kendra house from Cancer, Gajakesari Yoga is created in which Jupiter and Moon both are located in char signs. Gaja Kesari Yoga in Char Signs There is a lack of stability in the results of Gajakesari Yoga created in char signs. On one hand where this yoga increases the mobility of your profession, on the other hand, it may also bring wealth and economic benefits for you.
Gaja Kesari Yoga in Dual-natured Signs If Jupiter is located in dual-natured sign such as Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces and Gajakesari Yoga is also created, in that case, Moon should also be located in one of the dual-natured signs because only then this yoga will be formed. Hence, it is clear that Jupiter and Moon both are in either Char, Stable or dual-natured signs when Gajakesari Yoga is created.
Gajakesari Yoga and Weak Position of Jupiter and Moon Just as Jupiter and Moon can not be located in the exalted signs during Gajakesari Yoga, similarly they can not be located in the debilitated sign in this yoga. Jupiter is debilitated in Capricorn and Moon in Scorpio. These two signs share a reciprocal relationship when they are third and eleventh from each other. According to the rules of Gajakesari Yoga, Moon should be in the kendra house from Jupiter.
Therefore if this yoga is created in the birth-chart then one of these planets should be debilitated. The karak elements of the planet which is debilitated in this yoga gets affected. I think the really good and sincere astrologers can predict to a large extent the future but I feel ,that, it is asking too much of them to predict exact dates of events etc. I leave it to the members to dissect this subject. Source: brahminsnet