This is one of the less discussed topics
of Vedic astrology. That is because no one wants the Yogas in his horoscope
cancelled by an astrologer. However the discussion is a part of Vedic
astrology hence it is taken up. Casting horoscopes with Nakshatra Padas and
exact degree of planetary placements is known to all. This becomes necessary
to weigh and analyzes the raja yogas present in the Indian horoscope
. (Yogas for
wealth, power and position etc). Planets in quadrants and trines and lords
of quadrants combining or aspecting each other confer Raja yogas.
Astrologers over look one fact while looking at these raja yoga combinations
is that the mere presence of the raja yoga combination is not sufficient
to give the materialization of the yogas.
The first factor is exact degree wise relation i.e. the orb of influence of
the planets should meet and the second is the planets causing the yogas
should not be in inimical signs, inimical bhavas, or combust with sun. If
they are in the inimical signs, bhavas, or combust the raja yogas become
To cite an example say in a horoscope Aries is the ascendant, with moon
exalted in Taurus and Jupiter in Scorpio conjunct with sun forming Gaga
of name fame etc with moon. This yoga will not materialize
as Jupiter is in the 8th house which is an inimical house and is fully
If Ascendant and the Moon are without aspect from any planet the native
with raja yogas even if he is a prince will end up as pauper.
A person born in Vyatipata yoga
or at the time of Ketu udaya looses
all his raja yogas. If the lords of 9th, 10th and 11th are in debility with
malefic yoga and malefic aspect the benefits of raja yogas are nullified.