Yogada- The Yoga Giver

The word yogada is composed of Yoga+da which means yoga(auspisiosness) and da(giver). If not explicitly mentioned the term yoga is means good/ auspicious combination. However, it can also mean inauspicious combination if it is explicitly mentioned such as Dur-yoga or other things such as pravrajya yoga which means combination for ascetism. The auspiciousness of an yoga can be expressed in terms of Money or Power or some other forms. However, when we use the term Yogada we limit ourselves to one of the two expressions namely money or power.

We know that Hora Lagna (HL) in an horosocpe is indicator of dhana / money/ finances and the Ghatika Lagna is the indicator for Power and Authority. The basis for the derivation is that the Hora Lagna moves 2 times as fast as the Lagna moves and we all know that 2nd house is the house of accumulated wealth and hence it indicate the significations of the 2nd house (in longevity, it is one of the key indicators too, 2nd being one of the maraka). Similarly Ghatika Lagna moves 5 times as fast as the Lagna and 5th house being the house of Power and Authority among other things. The name of the Ghatika Lagna is based on the fact that the Lagna takes approximately 5 ghatikas to rise and Ghatika Lagna being 5 times faster takes only 1 ghatika to rise. Thus the lagna which rise after each ghati becomes the Ghatika Lagna.

The Planets which has any association with placement/ lordship or aspect with these two indicators, gives money or power. Now lets see different kinds of associations and formation of Yogadas (yoga givers) in a horoscope.

Note: The aspects mentioned here are the rasi drsti (sign sight). All movable sign is aspected by the fixed signs, excluding the adjascent to it. All fixed signs are aspected by movable signs excluding the asjascent one and all dual signs are aspected by other three dual signs.

1. Karta: Any planet who is placed in or aspects the Lagna/HL/ GL becomes the Karta and gain the potential to confer yoga. Some authors also include the lordship of the sign placed with the Lagna/ HL/ GL and aspect on the 7th from the Lagna/ HL/ GL. However, Pt. Sanjay Rath in Jaimini Sutras say that the if the planet aspect the 7th from the Lagna/ HL/ GL, then it becomes the Karta for the spouse. Similarly the karta can be found for other houses.

2. Yogada: If the Karta is anyway connected to the Lagna of the native, then it becomes the yogada. While the Karta can give association with wealthy, personal wealth can come only if the Lagna is involved. For illustration, if the Lagna lord is placed with HL or aspects it owns the HL/ GL, then it can becomes Yogada. It can also happen that the Karta is placed in the Lagna or aspects the Lagna to gain the status of Yogada.

For illustration, in my case
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Saturn is placed with the Ghatika Lagna and aspecting the Lagna with Rasi Drsti.

3. Mahayogada: If a planet connects all the three HL, GL and the Lagna, then it is catapulted to the status of Mahayogada. This can happen if a planet aspects all the three indicators or be placed with one of the indicator and aspects other two or similar situations.

4. Subhapati: The dispositor of the Moon becomes the Subhapati and is the sustainer of the horoscope. If it is anyway involved with the Karta, Yogada or Mahayogada, then the intensity of the yoga increases.

5. Kevala: If the subhapati becomes the Karta, then it is known as Kevala or the explicit one.

6. Kevala Yogada: When the subhapati becomes the Yogada, it is termed as Kevala Yogada.

7. Kevala Mahayogada: When the Subhapati becomes the Mahayogada, then it is termed as Kevala Mahayogada.

The power to confer yoga increases in the order of
Karta< Kevala< Yogada< Kevala Yogada< Mahayogada< Kevala Mahayogada.

The concept of Yogada can be used in all divisional charts along with the Rasi chart. In the divisional chart, however, the yoga shall be limited to the particular area of life as signified by the divisional chart. This becomes very useful in timing riches and power through either udu dasas such as Vimhottari or Rasi Dasa such as Narayana or Sudasa.


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