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SANYASA YOGA / PRAVRAJYA YOGA ASTROLOGY

Sanyasa yoga in
yoga in Hindu astrology are the peculiar planetary situations or combinations seen in certain horoscopes that
indicate Sanyasa i.e. renunciation of worldly material life by persons born with those yogas. Sanyasa yogas are also
known as Pravrajya yogas.Pravrajya, in sanskrit,
sanskrit, is derived from the bali word
word 'Pabbajja' which means leaving a home
(renunciate) to live and be like buddhist monks.

Traits of a Sanyasi that gives a pravrajya-yoga:


  A sanyasi ought to be learned and someone with a sound logic, deeply philosophical and s omeone with clear
and uncluttered thinking.
 Not necessarily deeply religious, but someone seeking truth
 Detached from family, society and worldly pleasures

Saturn is the major significator of renunciation.Detachment is caused by malefic influence of Sun, Rahu, Saturn and
12th house lord. Such an influence is required on 2nd (family) and 7th house (spouse). Influence on 2nd is much more
important as an influence on 7th alone will cause separation from spouse, thus resulting in a divorce.Separating
influence is required on 4th house (society) and 12th house (worldly pleasures). These influence are a must from the
Moon as well  – especially the influence of Saturn on the Moon is required should be analyzed very carefully.

Major Factor For Renunciation


When there are 4 or more planets (higher
(higher strength) occupy a single house, the planets compete each
each other and thus
vanishes their significance and just because of this the native gives up the wordly pleasures and becomes a Sanyasi or
behaves like a Sanyasi.

Similarly, in a horoscope if there are 4 or more planets which are exalted or in own house possessing high strength, in
that case also the result will be same.The nature of the sanyas is governed by the strongest of these set of planets.
Such a combination should ideally occur in a kendra to affect the Lagna, otherwise it will not be effective. The native will
be bereft of spouse and children.Even if the native marry, it will not be a long lasting relationship.And in certain cases,
the native may possess spouse and children, endowed
endowed with wealth but he will be enforced to lead a sanyasi
sanyasi like life
with or without knowing the outside wold.
1. If the Sun be the strongest planet the person of high morals and intallectual prowess will choose
severe and difficult practices in remote places .
2. If it be the Moon, then in seclusion more in the study of scriptures.
3. If it be Mercury, one who is easily influenced by philosophy of others
4. If it be Mars, one who chooses to wear red-coloured clothes and who struggles to control his temper
5. If it be Jupiter, one who has complete control over his senses and sense - organs
6. If it be Venus, a wandering mendicant.
7. If the strongest planet be Saturn it makes one adopt exceedingly severe practices.
The are some other combinations that cause pravrajya-yoga

1. If ascendant,Jupiter and Moon is aspected by Saturn and Jupiter occupies 9th house and if the
native possess a Rajayoga , he will become a sanyasi and spends his life visiting shrines and other holy
places.The native can't enjoy the Rajayoga just like Sree Budha.
2. If Saturn occupies 9th house and is not aspected by any planet,
3. When lord of 10th house is in kendra or trikona to the house occupied by 4 or more planets
4. Saturn aspect a weak ascendant indicates sanyas –yoga
5. Saturn posited in 10th house from ascendant / Moon and related to Sun by association / aspect /
quadrant relationship, indicates sanyas- yoga.
6. Moon in 9th house without having aspect of any planet, indicates sanyas.
7. Moon sign is aspected by the lord of ascendant and Saturn.
8. Ascendant is aspected by many planets being placed in a same sign.
9. Lord of 10th house combined with 4 planets in quadrant / trine.
10. Lord of 9th is strong and being placed in 5th or 9th house and aspected / associated with
Jupiter and Venus, indicates a great sanyasi.
11. Saturn is posited in 10th in Pisces sign, indication of detachment from the world.
12. Saturn and lord of ascendant aspect Moon sign indicate renunciation.
13. If Saturn is placed in 5th/9th or aspects these houses, and any four or more planets
are in a house and one of these planets is the lord of the 10th house, is the sure
combination for sanyas.

Sanyasa – meaning of [edit]


Sanyasa, this word is mentioned for the first time in the Mundaka Upanishad, it is the path of renunciation.
 A Sanyasi  is one who has risen above the mundane ambitions of a householder and also the silence and
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penance of a recluse.  According to the Bhagavad Gita, Sanyasa means relinquishment of actions arising from
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desires, and Tyaga means relinquishment of fruit of all actions. The sanyasis are eligible to pursue the path of
knowledge; they have no need to perform ritual or tend the sacred fire - अतएव   | (Brahma
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Sutra III.iv.25).

Sanyasa yogas[edit]
Sanyasa yogas in Hindu astrology are the planetary situations or combinations in certain nativities (horoscopes)
indicatingSanyasa. Sanyasa yogas are also known as Pravrajya yogas. They are auspicious yogas.

True Sanyasa yogas are very rare.

Sanyasa yoga arises when four or more strong planets combine in one house or sign, the nature or kind of
Sanyasa adopted depends upon the strongest planet in that particular group of planets. If theSun be the
strongest planet the person of high morals and intallectual prowess will choose severe and difficult p ractices in
remote places; if it be the Moon, then in seclusion more in the study of scriptures; if it be Mercury, one who is
easily influenced by philosophy of others; if it be Mars, one who chooses to wear red -coloured clothes and who
struggles to control his temper; if it be Jupiter , one who has complete control over his senses and sense - organs;
if it be Venus, a wandering mendicant, and if the strongest planet beSaturn it makes one adopt exceedingly
severe practices. The involvement of the lord of the 10th house in this conjunction of four or more planets is the
stronger indicator of Sanyasa. If those four or more planets happen to conjoin in a kendra or in atrikona, then the
person attains Moksha but if they conjoin in the 8th house there will be Yogabhrashta i.e. there will be break in
yoga-operation, and fall from the final state of emancipation. If strongest of the conjoining planets is combust then
there will be no sanyasa and if it is defeated in planetary warfare one returns to worldly life after taking sanyasa.
Sanyasa is also indicated when the Moon i n a drekkena of Saturn is aspected by Mars and Saturn or is in
a navamsa of Mars aspected by Saturn. A person takes to sanyasa if the dispositor of the Moon is aspected by
Saturn and not by any other planet or if aspected by all planets occupying a single house or sign or if Jupiter is in
the 9th house and Saturn aspects the lagna (Ascendant), the Moon and Jupiter, such a person will write
on Sastras and found a school of philosophy, and in case Saturn not aspected by any planet is in the 9th house
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then one born a king will take to sanyasa.

Sanyasa yoga – Implications of [edit]


Sanyasa yogas formed by benefic planets in dignity bless a person with an evolutionary elevation of the total
personality and sublimation of primeval urges. When four or more planets combine in one house Sanyasa yoga
does arise, (Buddhahad at the time of his birth five planets situated in the 10th house which included a weak
Saturn occupying its sign of debilitation), or when the Ascendant lord is aspected by Saturn alon e or Saturn
aspects a weak lagna lord or when the Moon in a drekkena of Saturn occupies a navamsa of Mars or Saturn and
is aspected by Saturn in which situation according toPhaladeepika if the lord of lagna aspects a weak Moon
the sanyasi  will lead a very miserable life but if there be a Raja yogaobtaining he will be venerated by rulers of
the world. If the Sanyasa yoga is afflicted by malefic influences then the person with that Sanyasa yoga will take
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up sanyasa but prove a shame to that order being vulnerable to baser instincts and lowly conduct and acts.

Benefic planets in the 3rd or 6th house from Arudha Lag na gives rise to Sadhu Yoga which makes the native a
saintly person undertaking pious activities. Research has also found that Parijata yoga can also act as Parivraja
Yoga sometimes.

Four planets conjoining in the 10th house from the lagna or four planets aspecting the 10th house or if the lord of
the lagna and the lord of the 10th join with any three planets any where, give sanyasa but if Saturn joins, there
will be no sanyasa. And, in case the Moon and Jupiter j oin Mercury and Mars in the 10th or in Pisces sign,
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then Moksha becomes assured. If more than one planet is powerful out of four there will be no sanyasa yoga,
when two planets are powerful then one takes sanyasa of the kind indicated by the more powerful one only to
discard it to take up sanyasa of the kind indicated by the less powerful. One of the four or more planets
conjoining must be very strong to confer sanyasa but if the sanyasa causing planet is combust or if it is defeated
in Grahayuddha (planetary warfare) and aspected by other planets there will be no sanyasa but the person will
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worship sanyasis i.e. those who have taken up sanyasa.

Sanyasa yogas – their significance [edit]


Sanyasa yogas compel a person to give up a ll wealth and material possessions; he then becomes a mendicant
and begs for alms. These yogas are a class apart, they are Shubha-yogas  (auspicious yogas) and are not ava-
yogas (evil yogas) indicating poverty. They compel a person to renounce the world and seek the Ultimate
Truth. Raja yogas obtaining along with Sanyasa yogas make a person a world-renownedDikshita and may be a
pious ruler who is widely worshipped. A weak Saturn casting its aspect on the weak lord of the Ascendant
generally makes one take to the p ath of renunciation. If the lord of the bhava in which the Sanyasa yoga occurs is
associated with Rahu or combines with Gulika in a cruel amsa, or if benefics do not aspect the said lord, then that
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Sanyasa yoga will be defunct. Chengiz Khan, the mighty Mongol warrior, was born at 1.30 A.M on 16/09/1186
 A.D.with six planets combining in one sign and house i.e. in Virgo in the 3rd house from the lagna which grouping
included a strong Uchhabhilashi  Saturn, he did not take to the path of renunciation. He was a ruthless warrior and
a wandering conqueror as foretold by Saravali for this conjunction and a powerful ruler as ordained by Laghu
Jataka Sarwaswa vide Verse 537 which states that if all planets are in the 12th from the Moon and aspect the 6th
house from the Moon then a Raja yoga is caused and the person l ives for 68 years; Chengiz Khan lived for 68
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years.

Varahamihira states that if the Lagna falls in an even sign, and the three natural benefics along with Mars are all
powerful to do good then a woman becomes a famous Vedantin, and if the 7th house is tenanted by a cruel
planet and the 9 th by mild benefics then she will embrace the kind of Sanyasa as is indicated by the planet
occupying the 9th house. In a Capricorn Lagna nativity that had Rahu in the 5th, Mars in the 6th, Saturn in the
7th, the Sun and the Moon in the 8th, Venus and Mercury in the 9th, Jupiter and Ketu in the 11th despite a
powerful Bhagya Yoga obtaining and all three natural benefics being placed ahead of the Sun and the Moon the
lady did not receive Diksha because Saturn did not aspect the Moon or itsdispositor , and Mars did not aspect the
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9th house.

Jataka Bharanam reiterates that if Jupiter is either in the 5th house or in the Lagna and the Moon is situated in
the 10th house then the person will be a Tapasavi  i.e. the one who has conquered his senses and who
possesses the finest of intelligence, is persevering, hardworking and successful. This is a yoga of a very high
order and gives excellent results provided both Jupiter and the Moon gain
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favourable vargas and nakshatras. The significant factor in this yoga-formation is the lord of the sign of
exaltation for Devaguru (Jupiter) occupying the all-important Karmasthana (house of action).
To be effectively able to judge if a person can take sanyas and become an ascetic, lets try to define the traits that we associate with a
sanyasi. Before we begin, I would like to encourage everyone to watch a movie called OMG: Oh My God! It is a great movie.

Traits of a sanyasi  that gives a pravrajya-yoga:

  A sanyasi ought to be learned and someone with a sound logic, deeply philosophical and someone with clear and uncluttered
thinking.
 Not necessarily deeply religious, but someone seeking truth
 Detached from family, society and worldly pleasures
  Ability to work hard and have immense discipline.

The combinations that cause these traits to appear in a person are:

 Negative Traits to cause detachment


o Detachment is caused by malefic influence of Sun, Rahu, Saturn and 12th house lord in a kundali.
o In a kundali, such an influence is required on 2nd (family) and 7th house (spouse). Influence on 2nd is much more
important as an influence on 7th alone will cause separation from spouse, thus resulting in a divorce.
o Separating influence is required on 4th house (society) and 12th house (worldly pleasures) and on Venus.
o These influence are a must from the Moon as well  – especially the influence of Saturn on the Moon is required
should be analyzed very carefully.
 Positive Influence in the horoscope to create higher intellect and provide wisdom
o Pravrajya yoga is defined by 4 or more strong planets in one house in a kundali, without being combust or
debilitated. The nature of the sanyas is governed by the strongest of these set of planets. Such a combination
should ideally occur in a kendra t o affect the Lagna, otherwise it will not be effective.
o Jupiter will need to be involved to bring in the philosophical influence on the mind. Jupiter should by itself be a
benefic planet in the kundali otherwise instead of a sanyasi, we will see a salesman or marketer, likes of who we
see in the OMG movie.
o Saturn indicates discipline and ability to work hard.
o Venus is a planet that indicates luxuries in the horoscope. This has to be controlled and channelized in the
kundali. One does not become a sanyasi by curbing ones desire. Happiness is obtained in the process and hence
has a lasting influence.
o Ketu is moksha karaka in a horoscope and especially acts that way if t he location is in 12th house. Its combination
with Venus, especially in 12th house is important. It could also be in 8th house as it is a house of hidden studies,
occult and deep meaning of life. Essentially we should look at Saturn and Ketu affecting Venus in one of these two
houses.

Both influences are required in a horoscope. If there is just the positive influence, then we see a family man, a grihastha who is a wise
learned man. If there are just negative influences in the kundali, then it would be an unfortunate situation for the person and would not
guide him/her to higher learning.

If any of the planets are combust, then the person has an inkling and tendency to take sanyasa, but does not really walk on the path.
Even if sanyasa is attained, the person is likely come out of it.

 According to Brihat-jatakam, if there is a raj ayoga also existing in the chart, along with Jupiter in trines, then the chart is of a maharshi
and rajarshi. Such a person, who, while have taken a sanyasa, will have a lot of followers and he will be considered a great sage. If this
combination of raja-yoga does not exist, then the person will be a simple ascetic.