Thursday, 23 March 2017

Know your Rahu and Ketu (II)

Different Types of Kaal Sarp Yoga…………Contd

5)            PADAM KAAL SARP YOGA This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the fifth house and Ketu is placed in the eleventh house.
Effects    Rahu is placed in the fifth house which is the house of children, speculation and intelligence.
This is a difficult situation for a female because it means she will have many problems with  birth of children  which will take place, a long time after marriage.  Once the Children are gotten they will be source of trouble.
Since fifth house is house of speculation such a native will have no luck with speculation or gambling. Such a native should refrain from investing in share markets, betting etc.
Rahu in the fifth house aspects the 11th, 9th, 1st houses.
Ketu is situated in the eleventh house of gains and friendships which get dissipated.

6)            MAHAPADAM KAAL SARP YOGA   This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the sixth house and Ketu is placed in the twelfth house.
Effects                  Rahu is placed in the sixth house which is the house of Debts, diseases, divorce, drugs, crime, exploitation, and pollution. This is the best position for Rahu and in fact a materially successful one. Such a native will benefit from divorce, crime (can be successful criminal lawyer), military professional or security agent.
A word of caution is that this Kaal Sarp yoga can give betrayal. Both males and females having this Kaal Sarp yoga can be prone to sexual victimization within their own family.
Ketu in 12th house will disturb the sleep, dreams and the private bedroom relations.

7)            TAKSHAK KAAL SARP YOGA This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the seventh house and Ketu is placed in the first house.
Effects      Rahu is placed in the seventh house which is the house of marriage and partnerships. This will cause the marriage to be delayed and the married life will be troublesome. Native will indulge in extra martial affairs resulting in bad name. The spouse of such a native is not supportive and the native will suffer divorce. The native will suffer problems from partners. As such the native should avoid partnership business and ventures.
Rahu in the seventh house aspects 1st, 11th and the 3rd house.
Ketu in the first house which is the house of self will give physical and mental problems. The native may suffer high blood pressure and often suffers headache or migraine.


8)            KARKOTAK KAAL SARP YOGA   This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the 8th house and Ketu is placed in the 2nd house.
Effects    Rahu is placed in the eighth house which is the house of accidents, surgeries, occult & black magic and hidden wealth & inheritance. It is also the house of death . Shaheed Bhagat Singh had Rahu in his 8th house. His death by hanging was kept all wrapped away(mystery)from public eye and his death was due to outsiders(British).
 Natives with this formation  encounter mysterious diseases, black magic and sudden shocks. To take advantage of Rahu in the eighth house the native should look for career in terror and disaster management such as surgeons, military men etc.who can control and cleverly manipulate upheavals’ and disasters.
The native may have problems with the inheritance, and if he does inherent property it will be of no benefit to him.
Rahu in the eighth house aspects 2nd, 12th, 4th house.
Ketu in the second house scatters the 2nd house which is the house of wealth accumulation, mouth and voice. The native with this formation is a spendthrift and suffers diseases of the mouth and teeth. The native is careless towards Family legacies and treasurers 

(Rest of the Yogas are continued in the next post)

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Know your Rahu and Ketu (I)

There are twelve (12) different types of Kaal Sarp yoga. The reason for this is very simple. It is because there are twelve houses and the placement of Rahu and Ketu in the twelve different houses causes twelve different type of Kaal Sarp yoga.

According to the great astrologer B.V.Raman, for Kaal Sarp yoga to form, Rahu must occupy one of the first six houses. He aslso states “evil gets intensified if Lagna is between Ketu and Rahu”   whereas             “evil is almost neutralized if Lagna is placed between Rahu and Ketu.

 Rahu Ketu axis favors a rise in mundane life while the Ketu and Rahu axis favors the spiritual life.
Before proceeding further it is appropriate to mention that Rahu like the planet Jupiter has 5th, 7th and 9th aspects.

1.       Anant Kaal Sarp yoga
This Kaal Sarpyoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the Lagna which is also the first house and Ketu in this case is placed in the 7th house.

Rahu aspects 5th,7th,and 9th house.

Effects The native having this form of Kaal Sarp yoga will be target to conspiracies of people who are quite close to him/her. In all likeliness this native will not win any court cases. So such a person should avoid taking matters to court and always prefer out of court settlements. Also such natives are short tempered, impatient and difficult to satisfy. With Ketu being placed in the 7th house the married life of the native is also disturbed due to differences between the spouses. The native also faces lack of support from business partners/professional colleagues.

2.       Kulika Kaal Sarp yoga
This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the second house of the horoscope and Ketu is placed in the eighth house

Effects    Rahu being a malefic and is placed in the second house of the horoscope so it is bound to affect the finances and the mouth (language and food). Savings and accumulation of money will not take place leading to mediocre financial status.
The native may be a charming and convincing speaker/singer.
The native will be fond of exotic foods and may be fond of foods which are not meant for humans. Native should be careful of eating habits and diet.
 Rahu in the second house aspects (5th aspect of Rahu) the sixth house which is the house of diseases and debts. This means the native may have huge debts and loans which are in support of Rahu being placed in the second house (little savings)
The native also suffers health problems due to aspect of 6th house by Rahu
With Ketu in eighth house the ancestral properties, the legacies as well as inheritance all gets dispersed. This adversely affects the financial status of the native.
Ketu in 8th house also makes the native prone to curses and psychic attacks.

3.       Vasuki Kaal Sarp yoga. This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the third house and Ketu is placed in the ninth house.

Effects   Rahu in the third house which is house of siblings, short travels and communications. All these get adverse effect due to presence of malefic Rahu. Relations with siblings will be troublesome .The younger sibling of such a native will be very ambitious. The native will not be  good at  communication and needs to be extra careful with his communications specially the written documents. Also the native maybe good at manipulating instructions and directions for his own benefit.

Ketu in the ninth house makes the native disinterested in religion of birth. The native maybe more inclined towards some other religion. Native will have no respect for the professors and the learned people.

4.       Shankpal Kaal Sarp yoga This Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when Rahu is placed in the fourth house and Ketu will be placed in the tenth house.

Effects   Rahu is placed in the fourth house which is the house of immoveable properties, land, house, mother, motherland and conveyances. All these will be troublesome.

Ketu being in the tenth house, which is the house of career and profession, honors and dignity, these will get dispersed. One may give up the high visibility role one has achieved. The native having this yoga will never be satisfied with his career.

(Rest of The different types of Kaal Sarp yoga are discussed in the next post)

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Do you have Kaal Sarp Yoga ?

Going by the name Kaal Sarp yoga, it is apparent that it has something to do with Sarp…..the snakes and Kaal...which means time. Out of the nine planets, Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury,Jupiter,Venus,Saturn,Rahu and Ketu it is only Rahu and Ketu who have something to do with snakes. They  are also referred to as  two parts of the snake, the upper part or the head (north node) which is known as Rahu and the lower part or the tail (south node) which is known as Ketu. Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when rest of the seven planets are placed between Rahu and Ketu Axis. Even if one of the planets is outside Rahu and Ketu Axis, Kaal Sarp is not formed. Rahu and Ketu are always placed seven houses away, so there are five houses between Rahu and Ketu. In Kaal Sarp yoga the seven planets other than Rahu and Ketu can be placed in any of these five houses. No planet should be placed in the house having Rahu or Ketu otherwise Kaal Sarp yoga is not formed. (Since the topic of Kaal Sarp yoga is highly debated every combination has some or the other condition. As to having a planet with Rahu nullifies Kaal Sarp yoga or not, some astrologers suggest that if the planet sharing the house with Rahu has lower degree than Rahu, then Kaal Sarp yoga is considered to be effective otherwise not)

A complete Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when exactly half of the horoscope chart has no planets and all the planets are hemmed between Rahu and Ketu. Most of the Astrologers are of the opinion that Kaal Sarp yoga will NOT apply if all the planets are placed between Ketu and Rahu. This would mean that for the formation of Kaal Sarp yoga the planets should be placed between Rahu and Ketu
A partial Kaal Sarp yoga happens when the malefic planets Sun, Mars and Saturn are placed on the opposite side of Rahu and Ketu. The partial Kaal Sarp yoga gives less Malefic effects.
A modified form of Kaal Sarp yoga is formed when all the planets in the horoscope are hemmed between Rahu and Ketu except for one planet. In most such cases the planet outside the axis of Rahu and Ketu is Saturn
Kaal Sarp yoga has effect till the age of 47 years. In some cases, depending upon the position of Rahu and Ketu Kaal Sarp yoga may be effective throughout life.
Kaal Sarp yoga is more effective during the Mahadasha (main period) and the Antardasha (sub-period) of Rahu and Ketu.
 Even if there is Kaal Sarp yoga in the horoscope it may not be effective
The result of the effects of Kaal Sarp is not the same for all the people. This is because of the difference in the placement, strength and aspects of the benefic and malefic planets. Benefic aspects to Rahu and Ketu make Rahu and Ketu beneficial. Both Rahu and Ketu give tremendous good effects, giving great success and happiness during the period of their Mahadasha (main period) and antar dasha (sub-period)
It is very interesting to note that if Raja yoga is present in the horoscope, the Raja yoga will have more effect and give more positive results inspite of Kaal Sarp yoga
Kaal Sarp yoga is cause of great concern in the following placements:-
1)      If Rahu or Ketu is placed with either of the malefic planets, namely Sun, Mars or Saturn
2)      Presence of Paap Kartau yoga….this happens when Rahu or Ketu are positioned between 2 or more planets
3)      Rahu and  Ketu are placed in 1st /5th /9th place from Sun, Mars, Saturn or the ascendant.

      Please feel free to send your queries. Due to paucity of time and prior commitments, it may take me some time to reply, but please be assured that I shall answer everyone.
       (to be continued............)


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Why Stars were not favorable to Sasikala

Name                                  Sasikala   Natarajan
Date of Birth                      29-1-56
Place of Birth                     Mannargudi,   Tamil Nadu
Time of Birth                      Not Known

The Ascendant of Madam Sasikala is Capricorn and the Ascendant Lord is Saturn.
Saturn is placed in the 11th house in Scorpio whose Lord is Mars. Mars is also placed here and is Swashetra (Scorpio is ruled by Mars) 11th house has three planets, namely Saturn, Rahu and Mars.

 11th is the house of Gains but it has three malefic placed here and one of them, Mars has lots of strength. Mars indicates struggle and fights which we know have been there in Madam Sasikala's life. Another point of consideration is that Saturn in the house of gains does not stop gains but slows them down. This indicates that the gains will be slow and will involve lot of struggle and strife.

From the 11th house Mars is aspecting (4th aspect) the 2nd house which is the house of stored wealth and status. Mars aspect to 2nd house means lot of struggle and fighting for stored wealth and status which we all know to be quite true in case of Madam Sasikala. This indicates that she will have to face lot of opposition and obstacles for her status and wealth

3rd house is the house of initiative. Here its Lord is Jupiter and it is placed in the 8th house which is the house of obstacles. Thus the initiatives of Madam Sasikala will have obstacles and difficult to execute. Mainly her initiatives will be surrounded by mystery (8th house nature)
It is believed that Jupiter in her case is also retrograde which means that her initiatives and actions will get reversed and thus she faces failures.

7th house the house of partnerships and business alliances has as its  lord  the Moon which is placed in the 8th house of obstacles, occult, mystery, inheritance   and hidden assets. Thus alliances may not work out for her.

Currently with the Saturn transit this year, 2017 can be a difficult year for Madam Sasikala. 

Friday, 17 February 2017


Astrology is a very mysterious subject. Many people believe in it while many others rubbish it as superstition. Surprisingly, even these non-believers of astrology act upon the astrological advice, rendered to them on adhoc basis by somebody.

It is quite true that Astrology is a Science. It has so many formulas, mathematical calculations, diagrams and so on. All these are difficult to understand and make sense only for the Astrologers, while the common man gets confused, by all these, as they are beyond his knowledge. As with other sciences, such as medicine, there are some simple apparent causes and effects which everybody can understand. You do not rush to a doctor for headache or if you have common cold. Just like this there are such simple things in Astrology as well. This is the very aim of astro2life, to bring to the common people the simple formations, effects and causes of Astrology, a science within which our complete life journey is visible, only we need a sincere astrologer to unravel it for us and guide us.

In my earlier posts I have discussed many of the feared topics such as Manglik  and Gandmool dosha. Another very such common feared terminology is Kaal Sarp yoga/Dosha.

Most of the astrologers are divided on whether Kaal Sarp is a yoga or Dosha. It would be very important to state that Kaal Sarp is not even mentioned in the classical ancient Indian Astrological text of eminent astrologers Varaha Mihira and Satyacharya.  Rahu and Ketu story is not even mentioned in Rig Veda and Atharva Veda which are the oldest Astrological texts. Even in the present times there is lot of debate and discussion going on this feared topic of astrology.

Meaning of the word Yoga …….of course ,as we all know, it means exercises, which Baba Ramdev has made famous. These exercises are known to be extremely beneficial. It would be quite right to say that yoga is a form of activity or a formation which is beneficial.

Meaning of the word Dosha…….it means a defect, something which is not right or something bad.
Most of us relate Kaal Sarp with adverse effects. It is considered to be giving the most malefic effects than any other yoga. As Kaal Sarp does give negative effects so most of the astrologers will relegate all difficulties and problems in life of a native to Kaal Sarp. But not all formations of Kaal Sarp (I am not defining it as yoga or Dosha) are only ill effect givers. It is a formation with lot of power and it does lot of good to the native in many cases. Many people who have Kaal Sarp formation in their horoscope are comfortable and lead a prosperous & successful life. So ,it is really not clear whether Kaal Sarp is a yoga or Dosha but most commonly we hear Kaal Sarp yoga.

I have come across a few horoscopes where Kaal Sarp has given high potent benefits and all these horoscopes are of natives who are very successful, professionally and personally both. Natives with Kaal Sarp in their horoscope are intelligent, energetic, hard working and efficient. Whether it is the good humanitarian world leader or a cruel repelling tyrannical leader, their horoscopes have some form of Kaal Sarp yoga. The most well know Indian personalities with Kaal Sarp in their horoscope, to name a few are Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Dhiru Bhai Ambani, and Sachin Tendulkar. Horoscope of these great & famous persons are available and it can be seen that these people have Kaal Sarp and yet they have risen to be world famous. It is quite possible that Kaal Sarp may actually be the cause of great rise and success in life     

Monday, 12 September 2016

Everyone's Lucky Gem----Pukhraj

Look around and we find every second person wearing a Pukhraj--the yellow Sapphire. The Pukhraj is the gem for Jupiter/Guru. It has great powers, reason being that  Jupiter is a strong natural benefic planet. It effects and has great influence on our lives. Jupiter is the provider of money, prosperity, name and fame,property, children and knowledge . Jupiter is the planet of wishes and desire fulfillment. We all know that Jupiter is also known as Guru and therefore Pukhraj is called the Gem of Guru....the Lord

Another important fact of Jupiter is that it is symbolic of the father. It is also symbolic of  husband for the females.In fact most of the females wear a Pukraj(Yellow Sapphire) for the well being and prosperity of their husbands. If a Pukhraj is worn in the right hand  by a female it is for the good of her  husband and if worn in the left hand of a female it is for her own good.

Jupiter being a natural benefic  and it is believed that the Gem for Jupiter---Pukhraj can be worn by one and all. So much so that many people believe that Pukhraj is a noble Gem and  it can  never do harm and so can be worn  by anyone, anytime. Such a line of thought is incorrect and in fact can bring lot of harm.

Gems and Astrology have rules and methods just like science and maths. Where you need to do add up things you cannot subtract and vice verse.To get the right answer/output in any process you need to follow the instructions and the method and the same  is also true of Astrology.

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In Astrology a natural benefic can become malefic if its placement happens to be in a negative house.This rule also applies to Jupiter.  This means that if Jupiter gets placed in 6/8/12th  house it would be a malefic planet. In such a situation it would not be advisable to wear Pukhraj. 6th house is the house of illness,debts and loans, 8th house is the house of death and 12th house is the house of imprisonment, hospital and expenses. Nobody would want to strengthen effects like illness,debt,imprisonment,hospitalisation etc. And if Jupiter happens to be in any of these three houses and Pukhraj is worn it will amplify these very effects. It cannot reduce the ill effects of its placement. It is bound to increase the malefic effects to the wearer of Pukhraj.

It would also be good to avoid wearing Pukhraj if Jupiter is lord of 6th/8th/12th house.

Another very important fact about Pukhraj is that it should be worn during the "Shukala Paksha". This means  Pukhraj should be worn when the Moon is growing (waxing) .This would happen after the "Amavasya" after which we have the new Moon. This also means that Pukhraj should not be worn after the "Poornima"because then the Moon starts to decrease ( waning) and that is called the "Krishna Paksha". Gems like diamond can be worn in any Paksha but Pukhraj should  be worn during the Shukala Paksha only otherwise it gives negative effects. Inspite of everything being right and correct things would be going wrong.

Gems should be worn after proper consultation with an astrologer to avoid  their adverse effects.
Please feel free to send your queries. Due to paucity of time and prior commitments it may take me some time to reply but please be assured that I shall answer everyone.

Friday, 26 August 2016

To believe or not to believe

Most of the people do not wish to believe in Astrology.They try to poah-fah it and call it rubbish and supersition. Their main argument against Astrology is that so many people are born at the smae time all over the world so they would have the same fate, Why is it not so?The question is logical.
Let us examine the facts of this question. The foremost is how correct is this question. How many children are really born at the same time world wide. And the second question is why these people born at the same time do not have the same profession/education etc.

As per  Unicef estimates there are 255 births per minute globally. And 34 births every minute in India.So as per law of probabilty the chance of two births at the same time and at  same place is NIL.
Even twins cannot be born at the same time. Ask any doctor, who will tell that at least there will be a gap of four minutes between the birth of twins and that will change many of the astrology charts (even if the birth chart remains same. This is the main reason why twins may look alike,may have similar habits  but their life paths maybe different.)

Well,even if children/people are born at the same time,around the world they will not be ASTROLOGICALLY similiar. Astrologically similair implies tohave the same birth chart and thus the other various charts such as the Navamsha Chart, Hora chart etc which are used for Astrology readings. Coming back to the question why the birth charts are not the same.  This is because the latitutdes and longitude degrees of a birth place effect the planets and their placement which form the birth chart.We all know that there are different time zones around the world and even if we makeprovision for the difference in the time zones the places will not have same planet placements.

We all see the Sun and the Moon and even they are not similairly placed world wide,  Elaboration further,for a person born in India at a particular time the Sun is placed in Aries but at the same time for another person born in USA the Sun cannot be in Aries for the simple reason that both the locations have diferent latitudes and longitudes. This is the main reason that the birth charts are made with the Time and Place of birth. Even within the same country latitudes and longitudes vary. India spreads across  almost 8 to 37 degrees north latitude and almost 68 to 97 longitude. Thus the person born at same time within India will not have the same birth chart and thus will not have same destiny or even the same life path.

Astrology has been termed supersition and myth and never treated as a science whereas it is a most logical stream of study. It involves lot of calculations and facts. Every person and even a class I student  knows that the Sun rises very early in Assam as compared to Delhi and same is true of Sunset. So if the Sun positions are different in the two regions at the same time then the position of  all the other planets should also be different and since planets and their positions make a birth chart it is bound to be different.

It is very easy to discredit a system of study without knowing the facts.We first need to understand the system or a method. A science or a system which has been carried forward over centuries cannot be all rubbish. Our great Astrologers have repeatedly emphasised that Astrology is a science(indeed a difficult science to understand as it has many calculations ).It is no doubt  that it has been misused by the so called fortune tellers who are around to make quick  money. Astrology is a pure science .It holds secrets of future and fate. It is a map of our fate and destiny.