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1-2. O excellent of the Brahmins, explained below is 32 Nabhash Yogas, which have a total of 1800 different varieties. These consist of 3 Asraya Yogas, 2 Dala Yogas, 20 Akriti Yogas and 7 Sankhya Yogas. There are 32 Nabhash yogas narrated by venerable Maharishi Parashara. However with all the permutations and combinations there could be 1800 different varieties. The 32 Nabhash yogas are distributed in following manner. 1. Ashraya Yogas : 03 2. Dala yogas : 02 3. Akriti yogas : 20 4. Sankhya yogas : 07 Total : 32 Ashraya means resting place and has to do with the nature of signs where the planets are placed. Dala is a small shoot, leaf, or petal, as it unfolds. Hence these yogas determine the way the life unfolds for the native. Akriti means “shape” and is based on the pattern of placement of the planets in the horoscope. Sankhya means number and is based on the number of signs the planets are placed in.
Monier Williams Sanskrit dictionary describes Nabhash as something celestial or heavenly. As the name signifies, Nabhash yogas represent the combinations in a horoscope, due to placement of the planets in the sky in a particular pattern. The formation of the pattern could be due to the nature of signs or the nature of the houses or in a particular shape. Based on the basis of formation of pattern, the yogas are categorised into different groups as mentioned above. In these yogas only 7 planets participate, barring the nodes and represent the combined affect of the planets throughout the life of the native irrespective of the dasas. They form the fundamental formidable force which guides the native through out his life and directly influence the thought pattern of the native. Since all of us are slave of our thought process, these yogas assume utmost importance in horoscopic analysis and must be studied before forging ahead with analysis of different other areas.
Vallaki, Daam, Paash, Kedara, Sool, Yuga and Gola Yogas. Thus these are 32 in total.
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7. Rajju, Musala and Nala Yogas. All the Grahas in Movable R is cause Rajju Yog. All the Grahas in Fixed R is cause Musala Yog. All the Grahas in Dual R is cause Nala Yog. All the signs in the zodiac are categorised into three categories based on their level guna. Guna or inherent nature of the signs can be roughly equated to the level of energy they posses. Movable signs have preponderance of energy and are of Rajas guna, Fixed signs have lack of energy and are of Tamas Guna and Dual signs have a balance of energy compared to the movable and fixed signs and hence are of Sattva gunas. Based on the placement of the planets in the sings, these gunas predominate over the native, which is the basis for the asraya yoga. Ashraya means resting place and hence implies the nature of he place where the planets are placed in.
3-6. Names of Nabhash Yogas. The 3 Asraya Yogas are Rajju, Musala and Nala Yogas. The 2 Dala Yogas are Maala and Sarpa. The 20 Akriti Yogas are Gada, Sakata, Shringataka, Vihaga, Hala, Vajra, Yava, Kamal, Vapi, Yupa, Shara, Shakti, Danda, Nauka, Koota, Chatra, Dhanumshi, Ardh Candra, Chakra and Samudra Yogas. The 7 Sankhya Yogas are
Based on the predominance of the gunas, there are three yogas which come into category namely, Rajju, Musala and Nala. One must keep in mind that it is very difficult to find horoscope with exact yogas. These yogas present in all horoscopes to some extent and thus colour our nature. For example the qualities of Rajju Yoga can be visible in natives whose most planets are in movable signs, if not all. If four planets are placed in movable and 3 are placed in fixed then the native shall have both the qualities of Rajju and Musala, however Rajju would dominate as more planets are there in Movable signs. Rajju Yoga: All planets in movable signs constitute this yoga. Rajju means rope and means the rope which binds the native to this world. They have the energy of a new born, who sees the world with new eyes and try to explore everything they have access to. They are mostly materialistic in disposition and have a keen desire of achieving something great hence the name Rajju, which bind them to this material world. These signs are governed by Brahma, the creator and hence show their creative abilities. In short they can be described as Pioneers. Vide verse 18, Maharishi Parashara describes the quality of people born under this yoga as someone who is fond of wandering, be charming, will earn in foreign countries. He will also be cruel and mischievous. Due to preponderance of rajas guna or high energy, such native shall like to travel and shall gain their fortune outside their birth place. The salient features for natives born in this yoga are: Love travelling Prosper in foreign lands Charming and enthusiastic Full of energy and initiative Pioneering spirit Early adopters Creative abilities Lack perseverance and stability Volatile and fickle minded Have many new ideas however lack the ability to see them through Pushy and overbearing Changing pattern and direction of life Comes to bottlenecks while defying established practices and try to change them or re-establish something new. Possibly that’s why they might be viewed as Cruel and mischievous.
They might face much opposition while establishing something new and hence it comes quite distressful at times.
Musala Yoga: This yoga is constituted by placement of all the 7 planets in fixed signs. Musala means a pestle or grinder which is used to grind something to fine paste. This captures the spirit of the yoga in a way that, such persons do their best in following the current practices without much questioning them or trying to change them. They have fixity of purpose and don’t sway into different directions. In verse 19, Maharishi Parashara describes the quality of people born under this yoga as someone who is endowed with honour, wisdom, wealth etc., be dear to king, famous, will have many sons and be firm in disposition. These signs are governed by Shiva, the eternal guru and hence the natives of this yoga are thoughtful, knowledgeable and followers of the guidelines of society. Due to preponderance of Tamas Guna or Lack of energy, such native always stick to the established norms of the time and follow them to their heart. The salient features for natives born in this yoga are: Thoughtful Energetic, however is security oriented. They are driven by the need for stability. Attached to his duty Firm disposition. Patient and perseverant Stable, consistent in their effort Endowed with honour, respect, wisdom and wealth Liked by the king and dear to his community, since they are good followers of established practices. Steady minded. Stick to whatever they do and endure it on a long term. Complete all work at hand. Whatever thing they start they rarely leave it in between in pursuit of something else (which is a characteristic of movable sign). Making most of what comes to them Do not question established practices and initiate something new Capable of doing great works Blessed with happy family Nala Yoga: When all the 7 planets are placed in dual signs, this yoga is formed. Unlike movable signs and dual signs which show extremes in the level of energy, dual signs are balanced and related to sustenance.
Nala means reed, which is a kind of grass which grows pretty fast and has multiple uses. Similar to the symbol, the natives of this yoga are fast learner and are multi skilled. In verse 20, Maharishi pronounces the result of Nala Yoga which is one born in Nala Yoga will have uneven physique, be interested in accumulating money, very skilful, helpful to relatives and charming. Being the middle of Movable and fixed signs, characteristics of both kinds of signs are found in these natives, however to certain extent only. Like movable signs they are pioneering too, however only inside the boundary of established practices. They can better be described as reformers, than pioneers. They do see things in different light; however they don’t see things which are completely outside the prevalent practice. The salient features of natives of this yoga are: They malformed body. This is not clear why Maharishi Parashara pronounces this result. However, it is expected that such natives can have some deformity in their body. Interested in accumulating money, since dual nature is related to sustenance. Multifaceted and multi-skilled personalities, to carry out reforms in the established practices. Shrewd, clever & intelligent, since they see the things in different light and carry on their reforms without being at loggerheads with the protectors of established practices. Resolute like the fixed signs to carry out their activities till end. However they have additional abilities to make amendments to the established practices wherever necessary. Steady in their outlook like the fixed signs, however to a lesser extent. Helpful to relatives Medium life span, as dictated by the dual signs. Movable signs signify the longest lifespan, fixed the shortest and dual is middling. Attractive Philanthropic, due to the nature of the sign, which is governed by Vishnu, the suatainer. Balanced temperament Practical to see that their ideas are implemented without getting into loggerheads with others. Creative to the extent of using the resources available to them creatively. 8. Maala and Sarpa Yogas. If 3 Kendras are occupied by benefics, Maala Yoga is produced, while
malefics so placed will cause Sarpa Yoga. These Yogas, respectively, produce benefic and malefic results. Maala and Sarpa yogas are the two dala yogas which influence the pattern of native’s life. It determines the way the life of a native unfolds as the name of the yoga suggests. Dala means small shoot, blade, petal leaf which unfold slowly and steadily with time. Moneir Williams dictionary suggests “unfolding itself” as one of the meaning of the yoga. Since Kendra forms the 4 pillars or bastions of any horoscope and represent the four major directions in the life of the native namely Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha, they have strong bearing on the overall comfort or distress of a native’s life. Any benefic placed in the Kendra forms the biggest support in the life of the native, while a malefic placed over there shows otherwise, which is lack of support and struggle. Two different yogas in this category are Maala and Sarpa, which are detailed below: Maala Yoga: When 3 Kendras are occupied by benefics, this yoga occurs. Though there are four benefics namely Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Moon they cannot simultaneously occupy four Kendras as Venus and Mercury cannot be separated from each other by more than 2 houses. Maala means a garland, which means that life of the native is like a garland, where each bead is like a flower, which represents splendour, harmony and peace. Maharishi Parashara in verse 21 describes the effect of this yoga as “One born in Maala Yoga will be ever happy, endowed with conveyances, robes, food and pleasures, be splendorous and endowed with many females.” This indicates that the life of the native shall unfold with much happiness and pleasures. The native shall be supported and helped by others in various juncture of his life. They get whatever they want without much struggle at the opportune time. They have the good fortune of grasping the time at the right moment and making decisions at the right time, which are eventually fruitful. They are usually happy and charming and shall make their surrounding happy too. Since they do not have to struggle much, they are naïve at heart and clean from ill feelings, such as hatred, jealously etc. Sarpa Yoga: This yoga is formed by placement of malefics in 3 Kendras. Out of 7 planets four and benefics and three are malefics, which are Saturn, Mars and the Sun.
In verse 22, Maharishi describes the effect of this yoga as “One born in Sarpa Yoga will be crooked, cruel, poor, miserable and will depend on others for food and drinks” As the name suggests the life of the native is like that bound by a snake (Sarpa) and is full of poison. This indicates misery, lack of support and lack of independence. They have to struggle in almost everything and nothing is achieved easily. These in return make them full of ill feelings for others and the world at large. Whatever decision they take, go against them hence they are likely to lose their self confidence and self esteem due to continual struggle. Due to this they shy away from their own action and do not like to ownership of their actions. Since they do not get anything so easily they are likely to take forbidden paths, which might benefit them in short run, while even harming others. Thus life becomes a burden to them. In most horoscopes it is difficult to find pure Maala yoga or Pure Sarpa yoga and hence the best way to interpret the result of such yoga by checking the placement of both benefics and malefics in the Kendras. Benefics give the effect of Maala yoga whereas Malefics give the effect of Sarpa Yoga., thus the life would be a mixture of both good and bad experiences, which is perhaps the spirit of human life; that it is not perfect. It is a known fact that when no planets are placed in house, the lords would take the precedence and the results can be read from them. Thus some lagnas have a higher propensity of being affected by the Sarpa yogas such as Aquarius, Leo, Cancer and Scorpio, which has 3 malefics owning Kendras. However, lagnas such as Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces have higher propensity of being affected by Maala yoga. 9-11. Gada, Sakat, Vihag, Shringatak, Hal, Vajr and Yav Yogas. If all the Grahas occupy two successive Kendras, Gada Yoga is formed. Sakata Yoga occurs, when all the Grahas are disposed in Lagna and Yuvati Bhava. If all confine to Bandhu and Karma Bhava, then Vihaga Yoga occurs. All Grahas in Lagna, Putr and Dharma Bhava cause Shringatak Yoga, While all Grahas in Dhana, Ari and Karma Bhava, or in Sahaja, Yuvati and Labha Bhava, or in Bandhu, Randhr and Vyaya Bhava cause Hala Yoga. Vajra Yoga is caused by all benefics in Lagna and Yuvati Bhava or all malefics in Bandhu and Karma Bhava. In a contrary situation, i.e. all benefics in Bandhu and Karma Bhava, or all malefics in Lagna and Yuvati Bhava, Yava Yoga is generated.
In these verses Maharishi Parashara describes the category of Akriti Yogas. Akriti means a shape or pattern. These yogas form on the basis of the shape they create with their peculiar placement. The bhavas such as the Trikonas (1, 5, 9), Kendras (1, 4, 7, 10) or Panaphara (2, 5, 8, 11) and the apoklimas (3, 6, 9, 12) gain importance in these yogas. The best way to represent these yogas is by using the north Indian chart where the houses are fixed and the Kendras are seen without much effort. Such representations are given below: Gada Yoga: When planets occupy two successive Kendras this yoga is formed. Gada means mace which symbolises something which can break open any obstacles and help the native forge against all odds to fulfil his objective and mission of life. This gives them inner security and is genuine in their behaviour and interaction with others.
Maharishi Parashara in verse 23 says that, one born in Gada Yoga will always make efforts to earn wealth, will perform sacrificial rites, be skilful in Shastras and songs and endowed with wealth, gold and precious stones. They strive to fulfil their basic necessities in life and are dutiful. They try earnestly to fulfil their duties based on the context they are in.
Brhat Jataka: Fond of sacrifices, rich. Saravali: One born with this Yoga, will always care for honour and money, will perform yagnas etc., will be expert in Shastras and music and will be endowed with money, gold, jewels and wealth.
This yoga is formed when all planets are placed in the Lagna or the 7th house.
Monier Williams Sanskrit dictionary defines “Sakata” as something bad and vile. Thus as the
name suggest, this yoga shows inauspicious in the life of the native.
Maharishi Parashara in verse 24 describes the effect of this yoga as “One born in Sakata Yoga will be afflicted by diseases, will have diseased, or ugly nails, be foolish, will live by pulling carts, be poor and devoid of friends and relatives.” To understand why this happens we need to understand the tattva ruled by each Kendra based on their ayana. They are namely: Lagna Fourth Seventh Tenth : Dharma : Moksha : Kama : Artha : Fire : Water : Air : Earth
symbolises the formation of the yoga, which involves the zenith (10th house) and the nadir (4th house). The planets in the 10th house shall be on our head while those below shall be below our foot. Due to such placement of the planets, it gives a false conception of the self to be much greater than the real worth. Maharishi describes the result of natives born with this yoga in verse 25. He says that “One born in Vihaga Yoga will be fond of roaming, be a messenger, will live by sexual dealings, be shameless and interested in quarrels.” Due to influence of the 4th house and the 10th house, such natives shall sway between their homeland and outside, hence they like travelling. However they cannot stay longer anywhere else and shall be pulled towards the home. They are not comfortable inside and driven by restlessness to get involved in something. Due to involvement of 10th, the house of activity with 4th, the house of place of sex, such natives could have dealing related to those areas.
Brhat Jataka: Ambassador, traveller, quarrelsome Saravali: The native with this Yoga will be intent on wandering, will have mean habits, will be a messenger, will live through sexual dealings, shameless and fond of quarrels.
In the natural zodiac Fiery and Airy signs are always in the 7th from each other shows the natural opposition and conflict between these tattva. That is why planets placed in the 7th from each other are in loggerheads unless they happen to be natural friends. Thus whenever planets are placed in two houses which are opposite to each other, this shows inherent lack of harmony in the life of native. Since in these yogas, the houses affected are the Lagna and the 7th house, the results of this yoga are related to these houses. Affliction to Lagna shows affliction by diseases, foolishness, difficulties and affliction to the 7th house shows poverty and lack of friends and relatives. Since 7th house is the house of desires, the native shall have many unfulfilled desires in his life. This is to note that planets placed in these signs shall be in the junction of day and night, since planets in the ascendant are in the eastern horizon in the process of rising, while the planets in the western horizon shows that the planets shall be in the process of setting. Due to the placement of the planets in the junction of the day and night, they show transitions in the life of the native.
Brhat Jataka: Lives by carriages (pulling carts), sickly, bad wife. Saravali: One born with Sakata Yoga will be troubled by diseases, will have a bad wife, will be a dunce, will live by pulling carts, will be poor and be without relatives and friends. Horasara: One born in Sakata Yoga will be moving, like a cart. He will be bereaved by death of his son and wife. He will be of wicked mentality, idle and have defective sight.
Shringa can mean a horn, the pinnacle of a building, the peak of a mountain or a top of a cliff, among other things. This yoga is formed due to the placement of all 7 planets in the Dharma Trikona (1, 5 & 9), where the Lagna represent the summit of a mountain and the two trines, the base of the mountain. Maharishi Parashara describes the result in verse 26 as “one born in Shringatak Yoga will be fond of quarrels and battles, be happy, dear to king, endowed with an auspicious wife, be rich and will hate women.” The Dharma Trikona is predominately fiery in nature and hence this yoga shows the dominance of the fiery yoga on the native’s life. This makes the person to have a strong sense of self identity and make the person the power to win over others. They always perceive the sense of competition near them and try to be ahead in their community. Given their drive and energy, they become successful in their endeavours and however that comes with a price. Due to their independence and competitiveness, they hardly can
When all the 7 planets are placed in two Kendras, the 4th and 7th house, this yoga is formed. Vihaga means bird and aptly
forge fruitful relationship with the others and opposite sex (relationship is governed by watery element).
Brhat Jataka: Happiness after a long age Saravali: One born with this Yoga will be fond of quarrels, be a warrior, be happy, dear to king, will have a fortunate wife, be rich and will hate the fair sex.
The native of this Yoga will eat in plenty, will be indigent, will have agricultural profession, will be subjected to grief, be emotional, be forsaken by relatives and friends and will be a servant.
When benefics are placed in the Lagna and the 7th house, whereas malefics placed in the 4th and 10th house, this yoga is formed. Maharishi in verse 28, describes the result of this yoga as “One born in Vajra Yoga will be happy in the beginning and at the end of life, be valorous, charming, devoid of desires and fortunes and be inimical.” Vajra means thunderbolt and represent the capacity of the native to do difficult tasks like Indra, the king among the Devas. They are tough persons, valorous and can win over adverse situations. However due to the placement of Malefics in the 4th house, they can lack emotions or emotional attachment to their actions and keep doing their activities as part of their duty. The natural age of fructification of the yogas related different houses are Early : 2 Middle : 5 Late :1 4 6 7 8 11 9 10 12 3
When all the 7 planets are placed in Artha, Kama or Moksha Trikona, this yoga is formed. However based on the trines the planets are in the results shall be subtly different. The difference in the nature can be known by the predominant tattva of the trines, which are Artha- Earth; Kama- Air; Moksha- Water. The symbol Hala means plough, which is triangular and is used for ploughing the soil in agriculture. The symbol represents two things, one the struggle involved in ploughing the soil and the other, prodding to go deeper inside the soil. The struggle here indicate the struggle to get the Ayana defined by the yoga, which are material success and finances (Artha), fulfilment of their desires (Kama) and fulfilment of their emotional needs (Moksha). The prodding indicate that they are never successful in achieving what they want since their self (Dharma Trikona) is not involved, which means that they eventually benefit others with their effort and they themselves remain dissatisfied. In verse 27, Maharishi Parashara describes the result as “One born in Hala Yoga will eat a lot, will be very poor, will be miserable, agitated, given up by friends and relatives. He will be a servant.” When the Hala yoga happens along the Artha Trikona, involving the 2nd, 6th and 10th houses, such people have insatiable hunger and financially troubled. When it happens with the Kama trikona, they are agitated in their relationships, have many unfulfilled dreams and have troubled relationship with friends and relatives. However if happens in the moksha trikona, they becomes emotionally unstable and driven towards insanity. Since their efforts are gainful to others, without much of their personal benefits, they shall be driven by the mindset of serving others.
Brhat Jataka: Agriculturist Saravali:
The person is happy in the beginning and end of his life. This could be possibly due to concentration of the planets in the 4th and 10th which have influence on the early part of life and 1st and 7th, which have influence on the late part. However, if that is so, then in the next yoga also the native should be happy in the early and late part of his life, but it is not so. So the exact reason is not appropriately identified. Yava Yoga:
When Malefics are placed in the Lagna and the 7th while benefics are placed in the 4th and 10th house, this yoga is formed. Yava means barley corn and represent and represent the capacity of the natives to feed others and do good acts for the people around.
Maharishi Parashara says in verse 30 that one born in Yava Yoga will observe fasts and other religious rules, will do auspicious acts, will obtain happiness, wealth and sons in his mid-life. He will be charitable and firm. Placement of benefics in the 4th house gives them a clean heart and in the 10th house make them do many auspicious acts. The influences of the benefic planets in the early part of the life make the persons reap the fruit of their actions in the middle life. This to note that, even if they are righteous and charitable in their actions, nevertheless it can cost them lack of serenity due to placement of malefics in the Lagna and the seventh house.
Brhat Jataka: Warlike, happy in the end Saravali One born with Yava Yoga will observe fasts and other religious rules, be intent on doing auspicious acts, be happy in the middle of life, be liberal and will have lasting wealth.
When all the 7 planets are placed in Panaphara (succedents 2, 5, 8, 11) or Apoklima (precedents 12, 3, 6. 9), this yoga is formed. Unlike the Kamala yoga which revolve around Lagna (a trine), the yoga mentioned here revolves around the 5th or the 9th house based on whether the yoga is from Panaphara or Apoklima. Vapi means a pond or water reservoir and symbolises the fortune which is given to them in form of water in the reservoir. Parashara says in verse 31 that one born in Vapi Yoga will be capable of accumulating wealth, be endowed with lasting wealth and happiness and sons, be free from eye afflictions and will be a king. Panaphara relates to the future of the native whereas Apoklima represents the past. Since the element of present is absent in this yoga, it means that the capacity of the native to build their own fortune is lacking. They are usually given the fortune either from their forefathers (influence of Panaphara) or their off springs. They get the fortune in due time, prodding for it might not yield much result. Due to the strength of panaphara and apoklimas, they have the inner security in life for getting the material comforts and other good things. 13. Yupa, Shar, Shakti and Danda Yogas. If all the 7 Grahas are in the 4 Bhavas, commencing from Lagna, they cause Yupa Yoga, if from Bandhu, Shar Yoga occurs, if from Yuvati, Shakti Yoga occurs and, if from Karma, Danda Yoga is formed. These yogas are formed while planets are placed four houses starting from four Kendras. Here also the influence of Kendras on the yogas can be seen, however the results shall differ since the nature of the Kendras varies. Yupa Yoga:
12. Kamal and Vapi Yogas. If all the Grahas are in the 4 Kendras, Kamal Yog is produced. If all of them happen to be in all the Apoklimas, or in all the Panapharas, Vapi Yog occurs. Kamal Yoga:
When all the planets are placed in the Kendras in a mixed fashion, this yoga is formed. In the previous verses Maharishi Parashara tells us about the Vajra and the Yava Yogas, where benefics and malefic should be placed in the pair of 1st / 7th or 4th /10th. However in this yoga, there is no such pattern of placement for the benefics and malefics. In verse 30 Maharishi Parashara says that, one born in Kamal Yoga will be rich and virtuous, be long lived, very famous and pure. He will perform hundreds of auspicious acts and he will be a king. The four Kendras involved in this yoga represent four petals of Lotus flower. In addition, there is specific significance of this symbol with respect to the yoga. Lotus blooms in muddy water without affected by the dirt and mud in the water. This indicates that even if such natives face tremendous difficulties in life, they shall emerge victorious over the situation and be successful. Difficulties will not make them corrupt or impure; they shall still remain pure hearted and amicable and virtuous. Due to their ability to face all adverse situations, they rise high in life.
When planets are placed in four consecutive houses starting from the Lagna Kendra, this yoga is formed. In verse 32, Maharishi Parashara says that “One born in Yupa Yoga will have spiritual knowledge and
will be interested in sacrificial rites. He will be endowed with a wife, be strong, interested in fasts and other religious observations and be distinguished” Shara Yoga: 37. Koot Yog. One born in Koot Yog will be a liar, will head a jail, be poor, crafty, cruel and will live in hills and fortresses. Chatra Yoga: In Verse 33, Maharishi Parashara describes the result of Shara Yoga as One born in Shara Yoga will make arrows, be head of a prison, will earn through animals, will eat meat, will indulge in torture and mean handiworks. Shakti Yoga:
In verse 34, Maharishi Parshara gives the effect of Shakti Yoga as “One born in Shakti Yoga will be bereft of wealth, be unsuccessful, miserable, mean, lazy, long lived, interested and skilful in war, firm and auspicious.” Danda Yoga:
Quoted from Saravali. If the seven Grahas occupy continuously seven Bhavas, commencing from a Bhava, which is not angular to the Lagna, the Yoga produced is known, as Ardh Candra Yoga. 15. Chakr and Samudr Yogas. If all the Grahas occupy six alternative R is, commencing from Lagn, Chakr Yog is formed. Samudr Yog is produced, if all Grahas occupy six alternative R is, commencing from Dhan Bhava. Chakra Yoga:
For this yoga, Maharishi Parashara, in verse 35 says that “One born in Danda Yoga will lose sons and wife, will be indigent, unkind, away from his men and will serve mean people.” 14. Nauka, Koot, Chatr and Chap Yogas. If all the Grahas occupy the seven Bhavas from Lagn, Nauka Yog occurs, if from Bandhu, Koot Yog is formed, if from Yuvati, Chatr Yog occurs and, if from Karm, Chap Yog occurs. Here again the Grahas should occupy seven continuous Bhavas. Nauka Yoga:
38. Chatr Yog. One born in Chatr Yog will help his own men, be kind, dear to many kings, very intelligent, happy at the beginning and end of his life and be long-lived. Samudra Yoga:
42. Samudr Yog. One born in Samudr Yog will have many precious stones and abundant wealth, be endowed with pleasures, dear to people, will have firm wealth and be well disposed. 16-17. Sankhya Yogas. If all Grahas are in one R i Gola Yog is formed, if in 2, Yuga Yog is formed,
36. Nauka Yog. One born in Nauka Yog will derive his livelihood through water, be wealthy, famous, wicked, wretched, dirty and miserly. Koota Yoga:
if in 3, Sool Yog occurs, if in 4, Kedara Yog occurs, if in 5, Paash Yog is formed, if in 6, Daam Yog occurs and, if in 7, Veena Yog is produced. None of these seven Yogas will be operable, if another Nabhash Yog is derivable. 18. Effects of Nabhash Yogas (up to Sloka 50). Rajju Yog. One born in Rajju Yog will be fond of wandering, be charming, will earn in foreign countries. He will be cruel and mischievous. 19. Musala Yog. One born in Musala Yog will be endowed with honour, wisdom, wealth etc., be dear to king, famous, will have many sons and be firm in disposition. 20. Nala Yog. One born in Nala Yog will have uneven physique, be interested in accumulating money, very skilful, helpful to relatives and charming. 21. Maal Yog. One born in Maal Yog will be ever happy, endowed with conveyances, robes, food and pleasures, be splendourous and endowed with many females. 22. Sarpa Yog. One born in Sarpa Yog will be crooked, cruel, poor, miserable and will depend on others for food and drinks. 23. Gada Yog. One born in Gada Yog will always make efforts to earn wealth, will perform sacrificial rites, be skilful in Shastras and songs and endowed with wealth, gold and precious stones. 24. Sakat Yog. One born in Sakat Yog will be afflicted by diseases, will have diseased, or ugly nails, be foolish, will live by pulling carts, be poor and devoid of friends and relatives. 25. Vihag Yog. One born in Vihag Yog will be fond of roaming, be a messenger, will live by sexual dealings, be shameless and interested in quarrels. 26. Shringatak Yog. One born in Shringatak Yog will be fond of quarrels and battles, be happy, dear to king, endowed with an auspicious wife, be rich and will hate women. 27. Hal Yog. One born in Hal Yog will eat a lot, will be very poor, will be miserable, agitated, given up by friends and relatives. He will be a servant. 28. Vajra Yoga. One born in Vajr Yog will be happy in the beginning and at the end of life, be valorous, charming, devoid of desires and fortunes and be inimical.
29. Yava Yoga. One born in Yav Yog will observe fasts and other religious rules, will do auspicious acts, will obtain happiness, wealth and sons in his mid-life. He will be charitable and firm. 30. Kamal Yog. One born in Kamal Yog will be rich and virtuous, be long lived, very famous and pure. He will perform hundreds of auspicious acts and he will be a king. 31. Vapi Yog. One born in Vapi Yog will be capable of accumulating wealth, be endowed with lasting wealth and happiness and sons, be free from eye afflictions and will be a king. 32. Yup Yog. One born in Yup Yog will have spiritual knowledge and will be interested in sacrificial rites. He will be endowed with a wife, be strong, interested in fasts and other religious observations and be distinguished. 33. Shar Yog. One born in Shar Yog will make arrows, be head of a prison, will earn through animals, will eat meat, will indulge in torture and mean handiworks. 34. Shakti Yog. One born in Shakti Yog will be bereft of wealth, be unsuccessful, miserable, mean, lazy, long lived, interested and skilful in war, firm and auspicious. 35. Danda Yog. One born in Danda Yog will lose sons and wife, will be indigent, unkind, away from his men and will serve mean people. 36. Nauka Yog. One born in Nauka Yog will derive his livelihood through water, be wealthy, famous, wicked, wretched, dirty and miserly. 37. Koot Yog. One born in Koot Yog will be a liar, will head a jail, be poor, crafty, cruel and will live in hills and fortresses. 38. Chatr Yog. One born in Chatr Yog will help his own men, be kind, dear to many kings, very intelligent, happy at the beginning and end of his life and be long-lived. 39. Chap Yog. One born in Chap Yog will be liar, will protect secrets, be a thief, be fond of wandering, forests, be devoid of luck and be happy in the middle of the life. 40. Ardh Candr Yog. One born in Ardh Candr Yog will lead an Army, will possess a splendourous body, be dear to king, be strong and endowed with gems, gold and ornaments.
41. Chakr Yog. One born in Chakr Yog will be an emperor, at whose feet will be the prostrating kings, heads, adoring gem studded diadems. 42. Samudr Yog. One born in Samudr Yog will have many precious stones and abundant wealth, be endowed with pleasures, dear to people, will have firm wealth and be well disposed. 43. Veena Yog. One born in Veena Yog will be fond of songs, dance and musical instruments, be skilful, happy, wealthy and be a leader of men. 44. Daamini Yog. One born in Daamini Yog will be helpful to others, will have righteously earned wealth, be very affluent, famous, will have many sons and gems, be courageous and red-lettered. 45. Paash Yog. One born in Paash Yog will be liable to be imprisoned, be skilful in work, be deceiving in disposition, will talk much, be bereft of good qualities and will have many servants. 46. Kedara Yog. One born in Kedara Yog will be useful to many, be an agriculturist, be truthful, happy, fickle-minded and wealthy. 47. Sool Yog. One born in Sool Yog will be sharp, indolent, bereft of wealth, be tortuous, prohibited, valiant and famous through war. 48. Yuga Yog. One born in Yuga Yog will be heretic, be devoid of wealth, be discarded by others and be devoid of sons, mother and virtues. 49. Gola Yog. One born in Gola Yog will be strong, be devoid of wealth, learning and intelligence, be dirty, sorrowful and miserable. 50. Ancestors say, that the results, due to said (Nabhash) Yogas, will be felt throughout in all the Dasha periods.
Case Studies Ashraya Yoga
Case I: Lord Sri Rama
Sanatana dharma commonly known as Hinduism, however the influence of dual signs shows that he did accept the dharma without much questioning and try to bring in new light. Case III: Subhash Chandra Bose
In Lord Rama’s horoscope, 5 planets are placed in movable signs, while 1 planet is placed in fixed sign and 1 planet is placed in dual sign. This shows the dominance of Rajas Guna in this horoscope. Shastras say that he was born to eradicate all the evils from the face of earth and re-establish Dharma. In his lifetime he did many heroic deeds and declared war against the demon king Ravana to end his atrocities. Case II: Gautama Buddha
Subhash Chandra Bose was a freedom fighter in the Indian Struggle to Independence. He was driven by missionary zeal to free the nation from the clutches of British rule. He organised a army which goes by the name of Indian National Army to fight with British at the time of WWII. He has 2 planets in movable sign, 1 in dual whereas as rest 4 in fixed signs. This shows the predominance of the nature of fixed signs on this. He came to the arena of the freedom movement while it was already a movement; however he pursued it till end. He had a fixity of purpose, that it freedom of the nation and he pursued it whole heartedly. It is known that even though his ways of doing things were very different from that of established leaders of that time say Mahatma Gandhi or Jawahar Lal Nehru, he chose not to challenge them (lack of movable sign’s nature) and silently followed the call of the time. Case IV: Sri Rajneesh (Osho)
In the horoscope of Gautama Buddha, six planets are placed in movable sign whereas only one planet is placed in a fixed sign. This shows why he questioned the established practices of his time and went on establishing his own path, Buddhism. He gave a new perspective to human action, karma and moksha. While summarising his life story, we see the impact of movable signs on him. Case III: Swami Vivekananda
Dual signs predominate in the horoscope of Sri Rajneesh horoscope with 5 planets in it, showing that, he shall work in the boundary of established practice to pioneer something new. He established Osho Commune, which is a radical side of Hinduism and based on Tantra. He didn’t question the established practices, while in the same time gave a new path of liberation, by fulfilling the fundamental desire of human mind, the desire to have sex. Note: Even though the yogas shall influence the pattern of the thought process, it is difficult to gauge, since it is invisible. The maximum we can do it is to infer from their activities, what would have been their thought process behind those activities.
Swami Vivekananda has 4 planets in movable signs whereas rest 3 are placed in dual signs. The dominance of Movable signs shows his missionary zeal to re-establish the