Sankhya Yoga

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This document is a mature working draft with no known critical errors. God willing, a final draft will be ready by the end of this winter. Until then, everything that seems wrong probably is, and even worse, anything that seems right might still be wrong. As always, remember the good news that God loves His people and that everyone who turns to Him will be saved (the rest will perish).

Sankhya Yoga is a concept in Jyotish presenting the big picture potential of an astrological birth chart as a number from one through seven. The number stems from the number of signs occupied by the seven classical planets.

Introduction

The seven sankhya yogas define seven distinct types of character. Two astrological concepts may help explain some of their internal motivations, innate strengths and weaknesses. The first concept is essential dignity and should be familiar to all astrologers. The second concept is planetary war and might be relatively unknown outside of Jyotish.

First let us distinguish between power, our capacity to affect the environment, the scope of our existence and impact on the world, and character, the knowledge we have of ourselves, our awareness and the quality or strength defining how we use our power.

While an increase in knowledge yields a corresponding increase in power, it is not necessary to have full or even above average knowledge to wield power. Power that does not relate to knowledge reveals itself as arrogance, pride, pointless self-assertion, and abilities to take charge, override, and manipulate, or simply mislead. Higher powers which do relate to knowledge lead to happiness, satisfaction, and greatness. They include those of reason, understanding, grace, and knowledge itself.

In astrology, both power and character are primarily indicated by planets placed in their own realms of excellence. Such planets enjoy full essential dignity, and they bestow optimum results. Planets placed in the signs opposite their own enjoy no essential dignity and give no beneficial results at all. For the seven sankhya yogas, it is the essential dignity of Saturn in the sign (or signs) ruled by the planet associated with a given yoga that limits its ultimate expression.

When planets are joined together in a single sign, at least one is usually more or less out of place. To make things worse, they all have to share the same energy. In Jyotish, the internal power struggle is called a planetary war. How much character suffers as a result of such a conflict depends on the nature of the planets involved and the essential dignity of the winner. Nevertheless, considerable power is almost always lost.

Since the number of a sankhya yoga corresponds inversely to the number of planetary wars present in a chart, both power and character tend to increase one discrete step at the time from the first yoga – all planets in war (6 losers) – to the last – no planets in war (0 losers). However, this simple correlation is partly broken for the number four and five yogas, due to Saturn being mostly dignified in the signs of the former and mostly undignified in the signs of the latter.

Determination

To know the sankhya yoga of a given chart, count the number of different signs occupied by the seven classical planets: the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn. The resulting number (1–7) is the so called sankhya yoga or number yoga.

Caution

Simply put, astrologers use two different zodiacs: the tropical (bound to the seasons) and the sidereal (bound to the stars). When determining the sankhya yoga, the choice of zodiac sometimes matters. However, for many charts, the two zodiacs yield the same sankhya yoga. In this document, the sign of a planet refers to the tropical zodiac only.

As a final word of caution before preceding to interpret the result, note that the sankhya yoga is the same regardless of essential factors such as planetary wars and combustion. The seven sankhya yogas present general pictures, which become progressively broader as the sankhya yoga number increases. The exact content of these pictures is subject to considerable variation due to the essential dignity and strength of the planets as well as different rising signs generated by the Earth’s rotation. All these factors, both essential and accidental, matter greatly in the final evaluation of a horoscope.

The next version of the Astrolog for OS/2 software will calculate a chart integrity score that will account for the sankhya yoga along with different planetary conditions, including essential dignity, solar aspects, brightness, etc. This document contains links to tables of example charts which will be sorted in ascending order according to this score.

Interpretation

Since the seven sankhya yogas involve all the seven planets visible to the naked eye, it follows that each yoga is an indicator of overall effects rather than result in just one area of life. These overall effects constitute different perspectives on life, which lead to different ideal functions in society. In the following interpretations, ideal functions are only listed under the first yoga that fully supports them. Nevertheless, the yoga(s) next in line can usually express all the listed functions equally well.

A lower sankhya yoga shows a more limited life than a higher. In most cases, a higher sankhya yoga also comes with greater capacity to find happiness and fulfilment in life. Growth and development are faster for the lower sankhya yogas and slower for the higher, but the latter start life more evolved than the former. Going from all planets sharing a single sign to all planets occupying different signs, awareness, influence, know-how, insight, understanding, learning, compassion, endurance, success, and satisfaction all increase. Conversely, childish tendencies, habits, obsessions, worries, fears, prejudices, delusions, and other inclinations to be overwhelmed by circumstances decrease in both number and strength.

Sankhya yogas 1–3 are named in order Gola yoga, Yuga yoga, and Sula yoga. These, the first three yogas, represent people of decidedly poor character and background. While also many natives of the higher yogas are capable of expressing unacceptable behavior, people of the lowest yogas do so in strikingly basic ways and with truly remarkable consistency.

In personal dealings, the natives of the first three yogas are likely to shock all but the worst or wisest of people. Without indications supporting education and competence, these people will have none at all. With little or no real regard for God and thus little or no real respect for their fellow man (not to mention God’s many other creatures), their actions are guaranteed to cause harm to both themselves and the people around them. Failing to meet minimal standards of responsible behavior in society, these people are traditionally considered unfit for company; they are usually best treated as outcasts, but if you prefer not to, at least be prepared to use special gloves. If you study the examples attached to this document and gather your own as well, you will most likely see why this is good advice.

Sankhya yoga 5 is named Pasa yoga (sometimes spelled Pasha yoga). It houses more people than any of the others. While it indicates greater capacity for joie de vivre than the first three yogas, it usually falls short of bestowing long-term happiness on its natives, who are likely to be victims of their own past, present, and future transgressions, including dishonesty and deceit in human relations as well as self-righteous and pretentious ways. Almost half of the days of the last century belong to this yoga and the first three combined.

Sankhya yogas 4, 6, and 7 are named in order Kedara yoga, Dama yoga, and Veena yoga. They all indicate better fortunes than the other yogas. Since they in themselves are mostly dignified, other keys to chart interpretation become a lot more relevant to fully reveal the virtues and vices of their natives. Nonetheless, these three dignified yogas continue to indicate different priorities, opportunities, and responsibilities in life. A slim majority of the days of the last century belong to these three yogas.

The two middle yogas, Kedara and Pasa, portray more than two thirds of all people. These yogas assign different weight to details and generalities. Natives of Kedara yoga frequently focus on sensuality and making money, while Pasa people typically value morality and having a good time. The former are much more likely to accumulate wealth and the latter insight. Although Kedara natives may be more worldly, natives of both yogas tend to be actively engaged in the world, albeit on vastly different scales, one smaller and the other bigger. Members of Pasa yoga like to generalize, while Kedara people like to be specific.

Unfortunate combinations of Kedara yoga and Pasa yoga may produce typical and literal losers. An example of an unfortunate combination is the presence of one of these yogas along with corroborating and unfortunate indications for the other. Natives of unfortunate combinations are eager to compete but lack sufficient capacity to do so. Inferior losers, such as Bill Gates, engage in directly anticompetitive practices. This kind of loser is of course especially easy to spot. Superior losers, such as Sigmund Freud, are deceptive and because their superior self-image does not match their inferior performance, they may seek to flee reality (frequently with the aid of drugs, usually ethanol and opioids). The most antisocial losers seize every opportunity to patronize and denigrate other people. A majority of superior losers, including Lance Armstrong, resort to cheating but still lose in the end. Genuine losers such as those named here also have afflicted fate lines. Without any indications (neither fortunate nor unfortunate) supporting the latter yoga, the former can produce a regular or direct loser, but this kind of person is unlikely to suffer from any superior self-image and is therefore more willing to accept defeat. An honest loser is rarely a problem in society and may very well be a highly desirable marriage partner, thus not really a loser at all.

The last two yogas, Dama (also known as Damini) and Veena (also called Vallaki), are the most fortunate and represent less than a quarter of all people. They differ in the weight they assign geniality and spirituality. Dama natives tend to be more compassionate, patient, and lenient, while Veena people tend to be wiser, more spiritual, and even universal. A typical native of either yoga tends to know a measure of prominence and above average fortune. Natives of both yogas are clearly less prone to projection (i.e. to assign their own character traits, perceived shortcomings, or confusions to other people) than natives of the earlier yogas.

See sankhya yoga example charts.

Notes

The following notes, combined with the sankhya yoga delineations to follow, will most likely help you extract the essentials from any horoscope of birth. These notes are especially important if you lack prior knowledge of astrology, since they define critical terms needed to understand many of the delineations. To start with, here are a few words on astrology itself. The primary purpose of astrology is to enlighten and support God’s people. For this purpose, astrology first and foremost instills reasonable expectations, giving us a highly valuable perspective on our world and the people in it. By increasing our understanding, astrology raises our spirits, dispels agony, and removes fear. Astrology can also, in some detail, foresee the future. If properly utilized, it maximizes our well-being in this life and ultimately helps us achieve liberation. As you discover astrology, it conveys a strong and clear sense of the divine order of God’s creation. We all play our God given parts, whether we know it or not.

The statements delineating the seven sankhya yogas are loosely based on rather poor English translations of old Indian texts. Whenever a delineation uses the word supposed, it directly refers to claims made in these English translations. The first few paragraphs for each yoga are intended to sum up the gist of the yoga. They leave out references to cattle and update expressions such as lord of money to banker. Except for a language more adapted to our times, these initial sentences should retain the essential meaning of the translations. Additional paragraphs elaborate on the translations and mostly contain statements backed by examples. They build upon the name of the yoga and add interpretations of Saturn in the sign(s) of the yoga ruler (see below). This document uses the following planetary associations in the order of the yogas: the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn. Each yoga emphasizes one of these planets. The planet emphasized by a yoga is called the yoga ruler. Sign placements and planetary conjunctions often emphasize another planet. When such indications coincide with the yoga ruler, the characteristic traits of the yoga are reenforced. If the indications instead emphasize the planetary opposite of the yoga ruler, the essence of the yoga is more or less undermined. Conjunctions with Saturn can be especially important.

For every yoga, there exists a whole range of possible outcomes. An isolated statement as part of a delineation of a particular yoga should only be read as an increased likelihood of it being true for this yoga when compared with it being true for any of the other yogas. Not all statements will be applicable to all natives with a particular yoga, but the overall picture should offer a more accurate description than that for another yoga. In addition, the lower the sankhya yoga and the more collaborating indications there are, the more accurate the delineation should be. In almost all cases it ought to be a lot easier to match a person with the given description for the person’s sankhya yoga than attempting the same thing using the person’s Sun sign.

Many delineations are qualified using the term unafflicted together with the name of a planet. A planet is unafflicted when it does not clearly lack essential dignity (e.g., situated in a sign directly opposite one that it rules) and when it is not combust nor a loser in a planetary war. A planet is combust when it is outshined by the Sun. This happens when the planet is close enough to the Sun to be undetectable from the Earth. The exact range is different for each planet and varies from 17 degrees longitude for Mars, to a mere 10 degrees for Venus. Because of its exceptional agreement with the Sun, Jupiter is not considered afflicted when combust. For a planet to be a loser in a planetary war, it has to be less bright than the winner, but even as a loser, a planet does not have to be afflicted. If the winner is unafflicted and agreeably disposed towards the loser, the loser can still be unafflicted. From this follows that the Sun can never be a loser and that all planets are afflicted by the Sun, except Jupiter, because the Sun is agreeably disposed towards that planet. In a war, Venus is always brighter than Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Venus is therefore never critically afflicted in a war with any of these planets. Mars is fully afflicted, because of its contrary disposition, and loses all of its power. Mercury is unafflicted but might be slowed down. Saturn is very similar in disposition to Venus and is not really afflicted at all. Venus and Jupiter appreciate each other, they are both so called benefics, but Jupiter loses some of its power (more if Venus lacks essential dignity). All planets involved in planetary wars are afflicted to some degree – unless they are in total agreement with each other (total agreement is very rare; it only occurs between Jupiter and Neptune as well as between Saturn and Uranus) – but an unafflicted planet, by the above definition, is always closer to being completely unafflicted than completely afflicted. A planet is always considered afflicted if it is in within orb of another planet that the planet is in total disagreement with. A planet is fully afflicted if it is placed in a sign opposite its domicile or in close conjunction (within three degrees longitude) with a brighter planet who has a totally disagreeable disposition (ruling one of the opposite signs). A planet is fully combust if it lacks essential dignity in Leo and is placed within 8 degrees longitude of the Sun. Planets who enjoy at least some essential dignity in Leo are never fully combust (this is true for Jupiter and Venus, although the latter is still considered afflicted in most cases). A planet is extremely afflicted if it is fully afflicted by both sign placement and planetary conjunction. Saturn is extremely afflicted in 3 situations: It is (1) combust and conjunct the Sun within less than 8 degrees longitude, (2) closely conjunct the Moon within 8 degrees longitude, or (3) situated in Leo or Cancer.

Delineations make frequent use of the term dignified. A planet is dignified to a certain degree, if it enjoys essential dignity, is strong and unafflicted, and its dispositor is also dignified to at least the same degree. A planet has sufficient strength if it is at least 3 degrees removed from both cusps of the sign it is in. To enjoy essential dignity, the planet has to be situated in its primary sign, the sign complementing the primary one, or one where it is exalted. The Sun is almost always fully dignified in its primary sign, i.e. Leo. For a woman, the Sun can also enjoy full dignity in Leo’s complement sign, i.e. Cancer. The Sun is exalted in the signs of Aries and Scorpio. If the dispositor is not fully dignified, the hosted planet will increase the influence of the dispositor and lose some or all of its own. The very best combinations of Sun and Moon are the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Cancer and vice versa. The most exalted Suns are the Sun in Aries with Mars in Scorpio and the Sun in Scorpio with Mars in Aries. The above exemplify domiciled and exalted essential dignities. As an extension to these classical dignities, the following interpretations assume the Sun to be welcome (enjoying more than 50% dignity) in the signs of Sagittarius and Pisces. The most welcome Suns are the Sun in Sagittarius with Jupiter in Leo and the Sun in Pisces with Jupiter in Cancer. In total, this assumption gives the Sun six sign placements of mostly or completely benefic influence and another six where it is mostly or entirely malefic. The essential dignities of the other planets have been extended in the same way. Whenever a text refers to the extended dignity, it always uses the term mostly dignified. If a statement requires exalted dignity, the text uses the term highly dignified. If a statement only applies to domiciled dignity, the text uses the term fully dignified.

Immediately following the general yoga descriptions, there are special sections titled Supplemental Indications which give specific details on a yoga’s interaction with other essential indications. For all sankhya yogas, a poorly dignified yoga ruler or higher planet lord (a planet ruling a higher sankhya yoga) or an atmakaraka other than the Sun (for a man) or the Moon (for a woman) weaken any favorable traits associated with the yoga. If the atmakaraka is Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, or Saturn, it reduces or entirely absorbs any material fortune. Near complete absorption only happens if the atmakaraka is Saturn and the planet is placed within a few degrees of the very end of its sign and both the Sun and the Moon are situated within a few degrees of the very beginnings of their respective signs. A dignified atmakaraka may retain higher fortunes indicated by the sankhya yoga (or the atmakaraka itself), such as athletic or academic prosperity, romantic victories or educational achievements, and universal or spiritual success. If the atmakaraka is undignified, at least some of the benefits bestowed by the sankhya yoga will be lacking. If the atmakaraka is fully afflicted through combustion, most of the benefits may be lost. If the yoga ruler is weak, any higher fortunes indicated by the yoga are also weak. If the yoga ruler is highly or fully undignified as well as combust or situated in Leo or Cancer, the overall fortune can be hellish (an unafflicted fate line mitigates).

Wherever Saturn is mentioned in these and the supplemental notes, Rahu (the lunar north node) can substitute, and wherever the Sun is mentioned (except when defining the Moon), Ketu (the lunar south node) can substitute. Where Saturn is interpreted by sign or conjunction, the full and the new Moon can substitute. Such substitutions should yield benign or malign results of the same degree, but not necessarily of the exact same quality, scope, or polarity. Unlike the Full Moon, the New Moon can be afflicted, and not only by the Sun but also by other planets. The New Moon is also the only planet capable of afflicting the Sun, but this only happens during solar eclipses (a local phenomenon). The outer planets Uranus and Neptune generally give the exact same results as Saturn and Jupiter respectively. Neither the lunar nodes nor the outer planets can act as yoga rulers or atmakarakas. They also always lose in any planetary wars with the classical planets.

For most of the sankhya yogas, the supplemental sections come with subsections titled the best and the worst. These give indications which support the best and the worst traits of the yoga. Usually, they do not define the best or worst possible charts with that yoga. You need to add together the best or worst supplemental indications of more than one yoga to get examples of really good or really bad charts.

While reading the following texts, it may be good to remember the big picture. Just like there are no all good people around today and no all good astrology charts (for people alive today), nor are there any all bad people and any all bad astrology charts. There is literally good and bad in everyone. All the seven classical planets are very important – never stop short of reading all of their indications before judging a horoscope! Even after reading all about the character traits of the planets revealed by sign, it is still necessary to read all about the experiential effects of the planets shown by house. Both the best and the worst things written about a planet in a particular sign require accidental support to fully develop. The best may only show up in strength with a strong first house and one of the four strongest rising signs (Aquarius, Capricorn, Libra, and Taurus). The worst may only come out in force with a dire first house and one of the four most dire rising signs (Leo, Cancer, Aries, and Scorpio). If you only have time to read three delineations, the sankhya yoga and the fate line are usually the most important. The fate line is less relevant for the first three sankhya yogas and the fifth. It is clearly an important read for the fourth, highly noteworthy for the sixth, and fully relevant for the last sankhya yoga. (Although not necessarily identical in effect, for the lunar south node, read about the Sun in the same situation; for the lunar north node, read about Saturn in the same situation. The delineations should definitely point you in the right direction.)

A single good or bad indication is rarely powerful enough to build an important character description on. In general, it is necessary to look for themes supported by at least three indications of a similar nature or at least pointing in roughly the same direction. Only if one of the indications involves the atmakaraka, the yoga ruler, Saturn, or Rahu, may such an indication be highly noteworthy on its own. If the atmakaraka is the Sun, Moon, or Mars and all of the above indicators are strong and unafflicted, then the Moon is definitely the most important indicator to look at. As a rule, indications linking many planets, such as the sankhya yoga or the atmakaraka, are a lot more important than indications which involve just a single planet in a particular sign or two planets conjunct each other.

In all charts, the most influential planets are usually the yoga ruler, the atmakaraka, the Solar Moon, and Saturn. If only one planet is situated in its own sign, this planet is often the most important one, provided it is unafflicted, strong enough, and one of the major planets Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, or Saturn. If the planet is situated in its primary sign, the native exhibits significant manly characteristics. If the native is a female and the chart reveals no contradictory theme, she may be a lesbian or a feminist. If instead the planet is situated in its secondary sign, the native has significant womanly characteristics. If the native is a male and the chart has no contradictory theme, he may be an extremist or a faggot. In all cases, these singular indications point to specific talents, strengths, or skills. Note: In general, for someone to be a homophile, at least one of two conditions must be satisfied: 1) The overall chart integrity is clearly below average or 2) the overall chart polarization clearly exceeds fifty percent. In the majority of homophile charts, the yoga ruler is polarized, meaning it enjoys secondary instead of primary essential dignity for the native’s gender. Observe that even if both conditions are met, the native must not necessarily be a lesbian or a faggot. It is perfectly possible to be a manly woman or a womanly man, and have no psychological issues. This is usually the case if the fate line is unafflicted.

Also keep in mind that most planetary indications (not involving the yoga ruler) vary in importance over time and will only be in full effect when they are specifically activated. In Jyotish, the concepts of dasas and transits decide such activation. If both the Sun (or the Moon for a woman) and Saturn are dignified, any difficulties indicated by the other planets will, with time, become less and less. Eventually, they may even peter out completely. Only with a fully undignified Sun or Moon (including Ketu) are the same mistakes likely to be repeated over and over again. However, if the Sun is highly or fully undignified, there are no unafflicted planets in Leo or Cancer, and Rahu is placed in either of these two signs, the prospects are always very grim. For there to be harmonious material progress and credible universal evolution in life, neither the Sun (including Ketu) nor Saturn (including Rahu) must be fully undignified. For civil and material progress and good fortune improving over time, the Sun or the Moon must be dignified, or Ketu must be unafflicted in Leo or Cancer. For universal and spiritual progress and selfless satisfaction growing over time, Saturn must be dignified, or Rahu must be unafflicted in Aquarius or Capricorn. If either Saturn or Rahu is fully afflicted, materialism is likely to envelop the native. If that is the case, any ‘progress’ is towards hell. Unless the Sun is in Taurus, a strong Mars (in Scorpio for a man or in Aries for a woman) can greatly mitigate and often hinder a descent into depression or enslavement.

Finally, always remember that a birth horoscope represents a soul’s disposition and body in one lifetime – not its eternal essence. All souls are by nature eternal, while all material bodies are temporal. A material body reflects a soul’s wishes as well as its karma from previous lifetimes. If one knows all the material circumstances of its birth and can accurately read its birth horoscope, the actions of a material body can be predicted with complete accuracy. A conditioned soul identifies itself with its body. Hinduism calls this maya-induced delusion ahamkara, which refers to a conditioned soul’s erroneous belief that it is responsible for the actions of its body. The soul believes it controls the body when it is, in fact, the material nature that is responsible for all of the body’s actions. In no way can the soul affect its body. It is a passive observer with a will that is everything but free. God is always in full control of everything you do and everything that happens to you. You cannot and should not take the credit nor the blame for anything. If God were not omnipotent and fully in charge of this world, it would quickly become chaotic – and perhaps most importantly (at least in this context): astrology would not work!

Gola Yoga

Gola yoga designates fools, devoid of learning, strength, generosity, and capability. Natives of this yoga can be brave and zealous to have their own way, in which case they make stately or powerful efforts, but nonetheless remain clueless and always grieved by something.

Although they have great faith in themselves, people of this yoga are supposed to be dirty, pathetic, and without wealth. They are also likely to be controlling, moody, and melancholic. Most of them are unskilled as well as defective in some limb. They may associate with low people and commit sinful deeds. Not surprisingly, they are also supposed to be banished, short-lived, and have no relations, children or spouse.

This yoga reveals a character that is both powerful and complicated. Its natives tend to be slow in more ways than one. They typically suffer from an enormous sense of inferiority. They either become introverts and retreat into themselves defeated or bravely go out and battle the world zealously to compensate for their many shortcomings (both real and imagined).

Most Gola people seek to spend their time as dramatically as possible. At best, the dramatic urge leads into constructive channels, but these people are more likely to seek drama and publicity for their own sake, regardless of aim and motive. They have to be careful not to hurt others, and they should also be careful not to hurt themselves.

With all planets in Leo or Cancer, the natives of this yoga care nothing for veracity (they do not even know what the word means) and lack all knowledge but know how to deceive. They are majestic liars but seldom manage to fool anyone but themselves for very long. They like grandeur and limelight and can easily become too magnificient for their own good.

All nuances are usually lost on these genuinely dogmatic and totally fearless people. They follow their hunches no matter where they lead and their surreal life paths seem surrounded by an unusual number of strange events and freak accidents. Humbling experiences play a major role in trimming their dictatorial tendencies down to size. Any success in life is extremely limited and comes through considerable tension. More often than not, the people of this yoga are lazy as hell.

Gola natives are not considerate of the feelings of others and either with or without meaning to can injure other people. Like very young and very foolish children, they seem to think the whole world revolves around them. Whether they are truly diabolic or just clueless may be an open question, but their foolishness and lack of interest in anyone but themselves make them sordid company regardless.

Because this yoga indicates general misfortune, prominent expression of any societal function is extremely unlikely. In any case, the people of this yoga tend to play roles where all higher qualities are largely irrelevant. They usually become actors but might possibly end up as short-lived rulers or dictators.

See Gola yoga example charts.

Supplemental Indications

Saturn in Cancer and to a lesser extent Saturn with the Moon corroborate the typical expression of this yoga. These people are spiritually unevolved, meaning their development starts from a beastly level. They are the hubs of their universes. All planets conjunct the Moon and the Sun eclipsed makes the clueless and foolish image complete. Knowledge, skills, health, strength, charisma, discipline, endurance, sobriety, longevity, musicality, spirituality, universality, success, innovation, talent, and satisfaction are all utterly missing. These natives lack all virtues except bravery. They can be exceedingly gullible and dramatic. Like demons, they contrive to hold center stage, if not actively by leading the conversation, then passively by sulking in a corner until someone asks them what is the matter. Their deep sense of inferiority gives them a childish urge to control other people. Although extremely dogmatic, any control they gain is superficial only. They are unprincipled and can commit any sin. Most of these carnivores are incredible liars – they can usually make a convincing case for black being white, and vice versa. They have zero interest in veracity. Their health is extremely pathetic and they often suffer from fatigue. Some natives may suffer both immaterial and material maladies. If Rahu is afflicted, they may have very scary dreams, experience what one native calls ‘hell rides’, or go through other extremely freakish and surreal events.

Mercury combust supports the diabolic mania and extreme foolishness of this fully undignified yoga. With Mercury in Leo, these pathetic people are cluelessly opinionated and tough customers to make change their minds. They are at best imperfect observers, and their reactions are slow. They must cultivate attention and become consciously aware of the world around them. In Cancer, they are less brave, often shy and salacious. If the Sun is situated in Scorpio or Taurus, they represent the very definition of stubborn. With Mercury in Aries, they are antagonistic and difficult to deal with in an argument. They do not get the other person’s viewpoint very well, and they are not interested in talking his or her language. In Gemini, Virgo, or Sagittarius, they may appear flexible and wavering, but under this surface agreement, they are likely to keep their own private theories very close to their hearts. In Pisces, they are self-abnegating until opposed and then capable of bull-like stubbornness – the apotheosis of ‘won’t power’. In Libra, they are tactful and considerate of the opinions of others. In Capricorn, they are eager to get their own ideas across but not too sure of themselves. In Aquarius, they are sound and tolerant.

The Best

The Sun in Leo brings forth the best qualities of this yoga. These natives are brave and cannot be cautious even if they tried. They learn quickly by constantly watching the effect they have on the people around them. They are accutely aware of themselves and they are likely to be found, if not conventional, at least discreet. Leo is the most dramatic sign of the zodiac and these people love drama more than anything, but they are always genuine and cannot behave as they do not feel. The roles they assume are noble, whether on stage or in one of their usually many love affairs. While only a few of these natives have any conscience, they are always aware of what other people are thinking of them and you can rest assured they are striving to make them think as well as possible. The Moon in Cancer gives similar results.

Also a strong and unafflicted Jupiter in Leo strengthens the most magnificent characteristics of this yoga, including bravery. These people know magnanimity and are likely to break the silence even when no one else does. They are unlikely to save money, but they can be great earners and spenders. They are, however, even more likely to prefer publicity over money and to work for little pay if they think they are appreciated. The stage lures them and if they do not become professional actors they will make stages of their lives and try to win approval for the traits that are most important to them. Their ultimate goal is the high hill on which they can stand triumphant for all to see. This placement of Jupiter is quite common among lesbians and clearly unusual among faggots.

Contradictory

All the planets situated in Aquarius or Capricorn contradict the most typical traits of this yoga. An unafflicted Saturn in Aquarius should lead to a more cooperative spirit with at least some interest in other people. In Capricorn, social skills may be improved. An atmakaraka other than the Sun or the Sun situated in Aquarius, Capricorn, Libra, or Taurus may significantly reduce or completely remove the bravery associated with this yoga. These indications may also hide its most dogmatic and arrogant characteristics. The best supplemental indications for the following yogas partially contradict. Venus unafflicted in Libra and Jupiter unafflicted in Sagittarius should go the furthest to alleviate its cluelessness and gullibility. However, this fully undignified yoga leaves little room for unafflicted and strong contradictory indications, and severely limits their benefic impact.

Yuga Yoga

Yuga yoga shows phonies who are full of hypocrisies and do not maintain love for anyone for long. Without knowledge of the proper and the improper, they are harsh in speech and either irreligious or religious hypocrites. They are likely to eat begged food or make a living from sales of some shoddy product.

Natives of Yuga yoga might become rich, but they are unlikely to ever become adult. They usually remain immature and naive all through life. They are supposed to be devoid of virtues, knowledge, and abilities, but have many debts. Without contradictory indications, their life expectancy at birth is well below average.

A missing or abusive parent causes arrested development and makes them unusually susceptible to circumstances. The immaturity shown by this yoga is perfect soil for depression, and its natives easily become addicted to alcohol (the most self-destructive drug known to mankind).

This yoga reveals a childish hunger for attention. The most outgoing natives are certain to seek self-justification in the public eye. Those who are more shy are likely to play invalid or fragile to attract attention in private. A bias towards the mother, father, or an older relative prepares the ground for difficult relations with the opposite sex. Also their professional relations tend to be problematic, since most of these people are too self-centered for executive work and not cooperative enough for subordinate work. Many are reticent and can carry plans around with them for a long time without taking anyone into their confidence.

It is common for people of this extremely crazy yoga to put their own needs above everyone else’s. At the same time, a latent inferiority complex gives them a tendency to underestimate themselves. Despite this, they are proud and like to be self-sufficient, but they need real, rather than pseudo, confidence, for most of their independence is bravado. They are unwise, dislike competition, lack endurance, and tire easily. Without contradictory or mitigating indications, their selfishness can be mind-boggling.

Yuga natives like action and can be very greedy. They pretty much want everything material they can get their hands on, and most of them are capable of extreme violence to make it theirs. They typically have zero concern for unfamiliar people and may at times even be unaware of their existence. When they are, they often appear defensive.

The high regard these troublesome people have for their own feelings coupled with their near total disregard for the feelings of others puts a constant stress on their surroundings. When confronted, many of these lunatics will dismiss charges of any wrong-doing, think nothing of the trouble they cause others, and instead pity themselves.

Yuga people have great difficulty maintaining a steady direction in life and due to their fickleness and wavering feelings they are often discarded by everyone but masochists and enablers. Exceedingly selfish and adept at exaggeration, they often receive more respect and achieve more material success than more hard-working or more warm-natured people of greater accomplishments.

These people are big on normalcy and can be shy and haughty with people they do not know (they tend to know very few). Though a home is important to them, they are not warm-natured people. In more ways than one, appearance is more important than substance. At worst, they can be all-out xenophobic. Bigotry and racism should be familiar concepts to them. They have great trouble getting the other person’s viewpoint and are not interested in talking his or her language. They often show great irritation in disagreement – no matter how trivial.

All natives of this yoga harbor serious delusions. They believe in free will, and they either reject God completely, or their idea of God is like that of a Santa Claus figure (not a supreme being of omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence). Yuga people often have a material interest in politics. They take pride in themselves, their children, and their country. Frequently, they perceive danger where there is none. When this happens, they can quickly become extremely violent and dangerous to others.

As alcoholics, these people are more than a little sickly even when they do not drink. Their health is in all ways inferior. The craziest natives engage in irrational rationalization, projection, and overreaction; they easily panic.

This yoga comes with great misfortune and rarely effects prominence in society. Its natives may become authors, peddlers, business owners, performers, or tyrants of limited scope and influence.

See Yuga yoga example charts.

Supplemental Indications

Saturn in Leo or combust corroborate the typical expression of this yoga. These lunatics are full of pride, both in themselves and in whatever they happen to relate with themselves. They lack all virtues except prudence. They are selfish, devoid of social skills, unscrupulous, and likely to become depressed and alcoholics. Their health is as bleak as their awareness is clouded. They are experts at feeling sorry for themselves and extremely capable of hurting others. Xenophobia is no stranger and violence is often their closest friend. They know plenty of ways to get attention; invalidism is a favorite. They are abysmal at cooperation but fabulous at fiction – a few of them may even become best-selling authors. A new moon (the Sun and the Moon sharing the same sign or holding within 16 degrees longitude of each other) gives similar traits, especially if combust (within less than 12 degrees longitude of the Sun).

Mercury in Cancer helps raise the typical expression of this yoga and strongly supports its most naive traits, including greed, bigotry, hypocrisy, and arrogance. These salacious and many times extremely violent people are likely to find their hair prematurely gray or white, very thin or unevenly distributed, or at least with a clearly receding hairline. Whatever their looks, almost everybody can easily recognize these people by their crazy and unwise ideas, which sooner or later hit the hard wall of truth.

The Best

The Sun in Cancer reveals the best qualities of this yoga. These people seek material and domestic security. They are born providers and capable of great self-sufficiency but can also be clinging vines. Efficiency and productivity are important to them. They watch their money like hawkes and their business ventures usually yield great revenue. As a rule, they make their fortunes buying and selling material goods rather than on Wall Street. With livelihood they take no chances, either in getting it or keeping it. They will only gamble when they have a nest egg, not before, and then only as a game. Natives of the Sun in Cancer make the best homemakers and spouses. They are prepared to go to great lengths to protect, defend, and improve their home, mate, and children. If they remain unmarried it is because protectiveness has turned into fear or selfishness; or because they feel that their security is best served alone. These people really need a home and should have children. Without children they give an impression of incompleteness. The Moon as the atmakaraka or situated in Leo gives similar results.

Also a strong and unafflicted Jupiter in Cancer supports the best traits of this yoga. This Jupiter promotes beauty. The business intuition is as good as it gets. These people can make money with the utmost efficiency. They are not grasping, but they are careful, because their wants are comparatively great, and they strive in every way they can to satisfy them. Their final goal is a pleasantly furnished home with all the trimmings of domestic comforts, and one way or another they will generally have it. They have just as much regard for the security and comforts of others as they have for their own, and thus are charitable and openhanded with what they possess. This placement of Jupiter is the second most common among faggots, but it seems to do little or nothing for lesbians.

Contradictory

Planets in Aquarius or Capricorn weaken the typical traits of this yoga. A dignified Saturn as atmakaraka or placed in Aquarius exactly contradicts and could lend some general knowledge and an authentic interest in other people. In Capricorn, there is a degree of sobriety and at least some social interest in other people. An unafflicted Mercury in either sign can also help, especially if in mutual reception with Saturn.

Sula Yoga

If you live by the sword, you die by the sword.
– Matthew 26:52

Sula yoga denotes winners, intrepid and of little fear, always prompt and ready to agitate and battle. These people are adept at achieving fame through war or medicine, as toughened commandos or powerful healers. The name of this yoga means thorn and its natives are supposed to act as thorns in people’s sides. Most natives can easily become accomplished killers.

Most Sula people have a knack for getting others into trouble and are often recognized as complete morons or idiots, largely thanks to their mix of innocence or power, misplaced trust or suspicion, and near total absence of education and even common sense. No great savvy or even a minimum of due diligence should usually be expected with this yoga.

Sula natives know how to assert themselves. They have no inclination to pull any punches in a fight nor will they hesitate to kill if it suits their needs – and these are very needy people! The most introverted natives have the worst need of all: the need to be needed. This can cause them to advise or prescribe care even when it is not needed (or see to it that it is).

Although quite eager to acquire money, general incompetence usually keeps wealth away from the people of this yoga. As a rule, they also lack long-time partners, friends, and associates. They are apt to be audacious, and despite being socially rejected, they are often famous. They have many and frequently irregular means of livelihood.

Without contradictory indications, Sula people exude no warmth and exhibit no sense of tact. Most often they come across as crude or wicked. They are supposed to be quarrelsome or at least short-tempered. At their best, they express indignant remarks; at their worst, they are lovers of injustice. A small number of them are warmongers and are justly rewarded with personal tickets to hell.

The most jealous natives can swiftly, and in a moment’s notice, commit petty or ruthlessly violent acts spawned by animosity or suspicion. Their jealousy is quickly kindled; they know how to hate relentlessly. The most commanding natives tend to be stern and comfortless; they have very little, if any, confidence.

Ambitious and capable of arduous mental work, these people are more in their heads than in their hearts. Some have an urge to better themselves, leading them to become versatile thinkers and to seek perfection and quality in all things. Almost all natives are liable to display touchiness and indignation. Most are prone to become drug addicts. The women, though intelligent, are full of prejudices. The most selfish cannot be happy in close relationships unless everyone else is submissive or in their possession.

People of this yoga are more inclined to be thinkers than lovers and to value friendship above love. Relations come and go quickly; while they last, they tend to suffer from unnecessary conflicts and misunderstandings. They often involve plenty of passion and frenzy but rarely much love or lust. The men tend to be incompetent, ill-tempered, and given to quarrels. Autistic qualities, including a usually silent but sharp tongue and secrecy as well as timidity, make happiness scarce for the women.

Although of dangerously limited spiritual awareness, this yoga typically reveals a genuine interest in religion. The most introverted natives enjoy rituals and are likely to be intimately religious, practise witchcraft, or pursue purification by way of ecstasy and death. For both the men and the women, a sense of humility or reverence facilitates prayer.

Sula yoga promotes martial or morbid interests and can at its worst bring forth a life of utter horror and relentless turmoil. Curiosity and impulsive or idiotic habits cause health and longevity to suffer. Sula natives are prone to homicidal and suicidal thoughts. They are often closely affected by deadly diseases threatening their own life or the life of a spouse or a child. This unhappy sankhya yoga should make accidents extra common.

Natives inclined to medicine may be active in bizarre and grotesque methods of disease prevention, diagnostication or treatment. Some on the fringes will be largely harmless and seen as con artists, others more short-sighted will be considered mainstream but be all the more lethal (these quacks repeatedly revive truisms such as the cure was worse than the disease and also help explain why medical doctors are the most prolific serial killers).

This yoga presents a clear and obvious lack of lucidity, and quite expectedly, a great many natives are extraordinarily poor listeners. While killing overtly as a soldier or covertly as a doctor comes naturally, these people are unlikely to learn compassion and understanding early in life. Those natives who are not clinically insane or disclose traits of genuine autism often suffer from despondency, post-traumatic stress, overwork, or secret drug abuse.

Sula people tend to be socially arrested at the level of preteens, insecure and touchy or timid and suspicious. As soon as they let go of their pride or their mental concepts, they can begin to learn some ethics or ideals. This will cause the men to gain confidence and the women to learn competence; eventually, they can both start to relate to other people the way sane people do.

This yoga is associated with some fame but very limited fortune. It is unlikely to lead to prominent positions in society. Its most typical natives may become artists, clerics, martyrs, poets, technicians, doctors of medicine, researchers, private investigators, supervisors, regulators, ministers, carpenters, soldiers, commandos, and pioneers, or possibly generals and emperors of especially difficult fortune.

Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
– Matthew 7:1

See Sula yoga example charts.

Supplemental Indications

Saturn in Scorpio or Aries and to a much lesser extent Saturn with Mars corroborate the typical expression of this yoga. Add a New Moon in either sign and it should make the innocent or insane picture painted above complete. Without contradictory indications, the IQ is well below average. The same can be said for all the other Venusian traits, including virility, charm, affluence, and geniality. Any human compassion or understanding is limited at best. In Scorpio, there are traits of moronic incompetence, wastefulness, and crudeness. These passionate people know unhappiness firsthand. They are very ambitious and can be intensely belligerent. They are likely to completely wear themselves out, as they want the maximum of self-justification with the minimum of self-yielding. They run an increased risk of severe delusions, frequently spawned by an incorrect (or at least overblown) sense of being persecuted or covertly monitored. If they get to know themselves, these able thinkers can wise up quickly. In any case, they are usually well-informed about a great many things. This position is frequent among lesbians. In Aries, there is an emphasis on self-defence. These people have an almost unbelievable knack for misunderstanding other people’s intentions. Often quarrelsome, immoral, and wicked beyond belief, they thrive on conflicts and suspicion. The most troubled natives suffer severe idiocy and are constantly at war with their surroundings. With little effort, they can put on a show horrific and powerful enough to last a life time. If nothing else, it will thoroughly teach you why hell knows no fury like a woman scorned. The free demonstration will likely continue until you manage to cease all contact. More wisely used, their heightened attention can lead them towards self-betterment and long arduous mental work by which they succeed in transforming themselves into the sort of people who do not require constant defending. This placement is the least common among lesbians. In both signs, power and passion substitute for love and happiness. Instead of accepting changes which are necessary for peaceful cooperation, these people are more likely to blaze desperate, ruthless, and self-destructive trails through life. Often moronic or idiotic until death, you may consider yourself lucky if you manage to get away from one of them with your life and health intact!

The Best

Mars alone in the signs of this yoga emphasizes its best traits including versatility, courage, humility, reverence, technical ease, and intelligentness. For the following delineations to have full relevance, the best supplemental indications for the previous yogas must also be present. If the worst supplemental indications for Pasa yoga (eg., Mercury in Pisces and a Sextile Moon in Sagittarius) are present, the following delineations may lack relevance. In Scorpio, the planet confers power of command, an ability to take charge and start new things. A powerful drive for freedom and with it a keen sense of solidarity makes fame likely. These are very able people, they are excellent with all kinds of technology. Usually passionately positive about everything they do, they can offer great encouragement to others. God is on their side. This placement of Mars increases the passion for women. In Aries, the planet grants power of magic, an ability to draw others and hold them. The libido is perfect. These people are inclined to be rich and honorable; they like to be clean and can be models of loyalty. They are powerful, modest, and intelligent. In business they can be very sharp. They are often silent and sometimes timid. They usually side with God. This position of Mars heightens the desire for men. It is the second most frequent placement of Mars among faggots.

Also a strong Sun in the signs of this yoga boosts its most auspicious qualities, including mental power and sympathy. In Aries, the Sun promotes thinking, tech-savvy, humility, independence, and solidarity. These people are very versatile and can get on top of most anything and anyone. As a rule, they are highly ambitious and impulsive. They walk one step ahead of their companions and have the first word (and often the last) in any argument. They have great sympathy for the oppressed and able weapons against the oppressors. They make excellent thinkers and great pioneers. To little or no surprise, this is the most likely Sun sign for fame. In Scorpio, the Sun sharpens the attention and usually reveals technical ease, invisible power, and extreme loyalty. As a rule, these people are intelligent, tight-lipped, and adventurous. They make excellent researchers and private investigators, as well as loyal soldiers and dexterous surgeons. They also know how to design and handle machines to perfection. These people are careful of appearances, and generally conformists in all that meets the eye. When desired, they can go completely unnoticed by lesser mortals, which can be a highly desirable effect, since Scorpions are often engaged in private, maybe secret, pursuits. As expected, this is the most likely Sun sign for pure magic. Its natives like to stay clean and rarely fall ill. Their libido is second to none.

Although usually very good and fortunate, these highly benevolent placements of Mars and the Sun see their favorable qualities significantly reduced when combined with undignified sankhya yogas. In all undignified combinations, but especially this one (Sula yoga), they also have a lesser or greater tendency to emphasize the more inauspicious Martian traits, such as crudeness and impatience. Mars in Scorpio can lack confidence and be too commanding. The Sun in Aries can be crude and runs a risk of self-pity as well as delusions of persecution in mild or acute form (if faced with too strong opposition). Mars in Aries can be impatient and assert itself at the wrong times. The Sun in Scorpio is often overly suspicious and can promote unhappiness much like Mars in Aries (if encountering infidelity). Of all the Sun signs, Scorpio is also the most idiotic, petty, and wicked.

The Worst

Venus in the signs of this yoga goes beyond its typical expression and brings out the absolutely worst Martian traits and reduces the Venusian qualities to zero. These two placements represent the opposite of lucid and reliable. They are the most common among murderers, serial killers, and other extreme criminal offenders. While additional supporting indications, such as this highly undignified sankhya yoga, are required to guarantee antisocial behavior, these fully undignified Venus positions always reduce IQ, the likelihood of advanced education, social and communication skills, charm and compassion. In Scorpio, conflicts flourish. Its natives have high standards and can be extremely touchy. Without contradictory indications, they are quarrelsome and know how to be unjust. As they are attached to the material world, they are likely to go under with it. They are insecure in love and can be exacting and possessive. These wasteful people can expect plenty of disappointment and unhappiness in all relationships. In Aries, prejudices abound. This placement is number one for idiocy. Severe timidity and a tendency to be silent in love support genuine autism. These materialistic people are usually very active and can be insensitive, jealous, and vengeful in the extreme; wicked and even lethal behavior is second nature. While they themselves are easily offended, they are nonetheless very good at overriding other people. Love, sympathy, and understanding are all related to themselves; preteen tantrums carry on all life. They could not care less about group social problems. In both signs, Venus is hindered from expressing any sense of taste or tact. Happiness is usually sorely lacking, as the concepts of justice and ethics are barely understood. These people make the most unlikely and the most difficult mothers and fathers. Without contradictory indications, there is little or no social engagement and even less romance. For the men, who are often impotent, the chance of conceiving male children should be well below average. Since Venus rules semen, its quality should be subpar. For the women, who are often unattractive, infertility is likely. With any of the corroborating supplemental indications for this or lower yogas and no strongly contradictory indications, such as a full moon in Libra or Aquarius, Jupiter in Sagittarius, or Mercury in Capricorn (none of which may be cusped within 1 degree or severely afflicted), the results are frequently horrifying, including but not limited to power-crazed individuals who indulge in intrigue, politics, delusions, magic, manipulation, resentments, secrecy, spying, war, injustice, jealousy, hate, vengeance, pseudo-psychiatry, and even killing for its own sake.

Also Mercury in the signs of this yoga activates its worst traits but to a much less extreme degree. Mercury in Scorpio followed by Saturn and Venus in Aries are indications of increasing wickedness, lethalness, or at best, plain idiocy. In the case of Mercury, the mind is hedonistic. These people are genuinely autistic, unscrupulous, and petty. The same planets in Aries followed by Scorpio may be just as challenging, but they are more extrovert than introvert. Mercury in Aries comes with general debility and inadequate reasoning skills (including unwillingness to use reason). These unusually quarrelsome people are at once antagonistic, incompetent, and unreliable.

Contradictory

Planets in Libra and Taurus go some way to weaken the typical traits of this yoga. An unafflicted Saturn in either sign and a strong Venus exactly contradict and can at best negate most of the worst traits. The Moon or Venus in Libra usually improve the IQ and general confidence. Substitute Taurus for Libra and natural instincts and general competence see a big boost. In both signs, there is a good chance of contracting venereal disease. The Sun in either sign usually rules out quarrelsomeness and any morbid interests, but it also precludes versatile thinking and intelligent analysis. Also the best supplemental indications for Pasa and Veena yoga can somewhat trim the many challenges associated with this one. Venus and Jupiter unafflicted in Pisces greatly improves the intellect and lends a sense of humor, taking some of the edge off these people’s otherwise very thorny personalities.

Kedara Yoga

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
– Mark 10:25

Kedara yoga represents geniuses of all kinds, youthful and full of ideas. It also shapes a great many experts, people with special and precise skills in a specific field of expertise. Generally easy to deal with, bold and cheerful or honest and helpful, the natives of this yoga tend to experience a fair share of luck in life.

Kedara people are appreciated for their usefulness and deference. As a general rule, they are law-abiding, idealistic, and decent. While they have limited comprehension and may change their minds often or await orders endlessly, there is nothing wrong with their memories; frequently, they can master details with unusual ease. The most extroverted can be extremely alert, and they invariably enjoy a good debate. The most introverted tend to be extremely speedy and apparently have very little need for sleep.

The natives of this yoga almost always show an early interest in science or sport as well as all things related to sex and commerce. Usually, they are open and direct with other people. They tend to take every opportunity to question or persuade, but despite all their eloquence and glibness, they are rarely interested in higher education, intellectual matters, or philosophy.

This yoga commonly reveals a strong body and mind, including acute senses and clever words. Its natives are supposed to be dutiful, courteous, and earn honors, but there are a few things which can become issues if not checked by other indications. Kedara people are a lot more sensual and body-conscious than most people, and their daily activities often involve sensation and entertainment to a degree few can match. A magnified and sometimes callous sensuality leads many of the more extroverted natives to become world-class players and some of the most introverted to frequent prostitutes.

As gifted dealers, these people know how to make money from pretty much anything. In business, their verbal abilities yield great gains. Monetary income comes so easily and is handled so expertly that some wealth down-the-road is almost guaranteed; once attained, it is most unlikely to go away. Not surprisingly, the world’s wealthiest people are almost always natives of this yoga.

For most natives morality is not a familiar concept and quite a few are likely to stretch the rules of the game a bit too far and become part of outright scams. Letting the end justify the means, a sizable number could cheerfully walk over bodies to fulfill their desires. This yoga is unlikely to produce very many victims of crime, but the number of villains could easily exceed all expectations.

Even at the best of times, many natives may favor coercion over willful cooperation; torture is always an option. Other things to watch out for are cruelty to animals (people included), endless repetition, and if supported by introvert indications, an undignified yoga ruler, a very weak Sun, or the corroborating indications for the following yoga, also atheism. Truth with a capital T is not associated with this yoga and it is nothing less than fair to describe a significant number of these people as genuinely stupid.

The innate amorality of this yoga calls for other indications strengthening Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn. Without such indications, there is a definite lack of conscience. The emotions tend to be weak or at least immature. The same can be said for the sense of humor. The limited ability to meaningfully associate with other people make Kedara people easy targets for bullies.

A compelling number of the most extroverted natives can exhibit all the traits of full-blown sociopathy, including meanness, habitual and illogical lying, hubris, caprice, teasing, elusion, boredom, hypersexuality, neurosis, discontent, disease, antipathy, subtleness, and taking advantage of other people’s benevolence. These genuine sociopaths are very slow learners, usually unable to learn from past mistakes. The worst can commit rape and torture without a trace of remorse.

More than a few of the most introverted natives can expose all the traits of madness, including coldness, malice, stinginess, repetition, petulance, sarcasm, puritanism, jaundice, anxiety, sickness, doubt, and mocking the beliefs of other people while having irrational beliefs of their own. These truly mad people are insipid and evil-minded. They often indulge in profane and gross language. The worst can commit murder and other acts of aggression without a trace of shame.

Kedara yoga indicates mostly good fortune. In general, the people of this yoga have few really difficult issues to deal with. Nonetheless, most natives tend to be emotionally undeveloped much like teenagers, narrow and senseless, until they reach their 60s, by which time the questioning and freshness of youth should have given way to humor and insight.

Although traditionally associated with the agricultural profession, Kedara yoga associates all people who are fond of money or numbers or both and do all their thinking inside the box, or literally (in the case of this yoga) their field. They are best suited as land owners, entrepreneurs, merchants, accountants, critics, lecturers, scribblers, wordsmiths, entertainers, commentators, publishers, secretaries, announcers, mathematicians, programmers, scientists, engineers and physicians.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power,
we have guided missiles but misguided men. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

See Kedara yoga example charts.

Supplemental Indications

Saturn in Gemini or Virgo and to a lesser extent Saturn with Mercury corroborate the typical expression of this yoga. If both Saturn and Venus are strong and unafflicted, this yoga boosts the IQ. About a third of these people’s personalities exhibit antisocial potential. The remaining two thirds reflect their more typical asocial but ingenious, practical, useful, sensual, decent (sometimes even chaste), formal, cheerful, helpful, wealthy, and lucky traits. With Saturn in Gemini, reaction to experience is rapid and the mind as well. These people are articulate and can be extremely alert, especially in money matters. They are very rarely stalemated even by the most complicated situations. Adaptability is their great strength, but also their weakness, since they are willing to try anything once. With Saturn in Virgo or conjunct Mercury, this yoga can produce sticklers for rules and methods, smug students, and glib engineers. At its best, it reveals helpful and dutiful people, who are tough drillmasters but no executives. They can be great at service, but they can also complain about work and may even refuse to work at all. Usually, they will work overtime to do what they have to do thoroughly, or to do added work that is in direct line of duty. If they are doing efficiently and accurately what is expected of them they are likely to feel pretty well pleased with themselves. Although not eager to win in competition, this position of Saturn may be the best for success in sport. It will in any case support a sporty life-style. These people are highly unlikely to become addicted to alcohol, other heavy drugs, promiscuity, loose feet, or moralizing, provided neither Mercury nor Saturn is combust or otherwise severely afflicted, fewer than two of Rahu, Saturn, and Uranus are afflicted, and Rahu is not highly afflicted (fully afflicted for alcohol addiction, clearly afflicted for moralizing). A dignified Mercury highlights the best traits of this yoga and should offer very strong protection against both loftiness and crookedness.

Together with a highly or fully dignified Sun (well-functioning brain) or Mars (facile thinking), this yoga offers strong protection against mental illness, mental instability, and pathological narcissism. A dignified Mercury greatly reduces the risk of psychosis and any other problems with memory or reason. Here follow a few vocations (in addition to those already given in the main text) this yoga can encourage with the help of a dignified Sun: in Leo, a good actor or magnificent ruler; in Cancer, a glib author, prudent businesswoman, or brilliant performer; in Aries, a great thinker, versatile artist, or intrepid soldier; and in Scorpio, an intelligent researcher, sharp investigator, or reverent cleric. Unless at least one of Jupiter, Venus, or Saturn is fully dignified in its primary sign (Sagittarius, Libra, and Aquarius for a man and Pisces, Taurus, and Capricorn for a woman) and Venus is strong and situated in a superior sign, or both the Solar Moon and Ketu are unafflicted, this potentially antisocial sankhya yoga usually reveals below average IQ. With Mercury afflicted in an inferior sign or by combustion, this yoga can promote criminal behavior and madness. In rare cases, it also supports pseudo-psychiatry. Antisocial psychopathy requires a combust Mercury, one of the mentioned superior planets severely afflicted, or both Rahu and Ketu afflicted. Sociopathic tendencies are also present with Mercury highly afflicted in Leo or Cancer, or clearly afflicted in Aries or Scorpio. For pseudo-psychiatry, indications for mental illness (including a highly or fully afflicted Sun or Mars, or a fully afflicted Mercury) should also be present. For the most severe pseudo-psychiatric practices (including so called shock therapies, harmful and long-term drug treatments, etc.), there has to be at least two directly antisocial indications, such as a combust Mercury, Rahu in Scorpio, Neptune in Virgo, or Mercury in Aries.

The Sun in Gemini or Virgo boosts some of the good and some of the bad traits of this yoga, but mental development is slightly delayed and the potential for antisocial behavior and sociopathy is increased. Mental, nerve, and other health issues are likely to crop up. The majority of these people tend to be unemotional and illogical by nature. In Gemini, bravery is short and nervousness has at least in part replaced boldness. This is the sign that epitomizes experimentation, discontent, and neurosis. Although often clever, many of these people are overly verbal, to the point of being boring. At best, they are right slightly less often than they are wrong. At worst, they show no emotion and behave like mean children all their lives. In extreme cases, they are able to contradict themselves within one and the same sentence. Many of them are chronically neurotic. Unless Mercury or Venus are highly afflicted, almost all Geminis are communicative, open-minded, and reasonable. They like to play and usually enjoy plenty of luck in life. As a rule, they are a lot more resourceful than your average person. In Virgo, any enthusiasm is hidden and sickness has demoted soundness. This is the sign which typifies discomfort and all sorts of evil. These people know pessimism by heart and when it meets their fertile imagination they can experience countless imaginary problems. At best, they appear somewhat out-of-place and disconnected from other people. At worst, they may come across as cold, cruel, senseless, and totally irrational. Some of them are chronically mad. Unless Mercury is highly afflicted or has close to zero strength, almost all Virgos are glib, precise, honest, and decent. They enjoy routine tasks and learning new things inline with their duties, which they usually perform painstakingly. Many of them are extra sensual, others abhor sex. In any case, it is a focus of attention for them. They are good at most things connected to money, including accounting and budgeting, but spending it on carefree fun or public enjoyment is rarely ever on their mind. As a rule, they are a lot wealthier than your neighbor. With a highly afflicted Saturn, Venus, or fate line, or an afflicted Mercury which is either combust or situated in Leo or Cancer, or a fully afflicted Jupiter, people with the Sun in Gemini or Virgo easily turn antisocial. With the Sun in Gemini, they can become rapists on a whim; with the Sun in Virgo, they become murderers without thinking twice – or even once. As immature teens, natives of these Sun signs are prime targets for bullies. Note that this mostly dignified yoga, provided that neither Saturn nor the fate line is severely afflicted, greatly reduces the inauspicious impact of these mostly undignified positions of the Sun. With the yoga ruler severely afflicted by combustion or situated in Leo or Cancer, foolishness or selfishness overshadow any auspicious results.

The best supplemental indications for the previous yogas facilitate the expression of the most auspicious qualities of this one. The Sun or the Moon in Leo or Cancer coupled with Mars in Aries or Scorpio should bring most of the ingenious or expert potential of this yoga to fruition: Clever ideas, communication skills, intelligence, and mental prowess abound!

The Best

Mercury alone in the signs of this yoga emphasizes its best qualities. Since these people tend to be open or at least frank with others, they are much less likely to develop psychoses or superiority complexes. For the following delineations to be fully applicable, the best supplemental indications for the previous yogas must also be present. If the worst supplemental indications for the last two yogas are present, the following delineations may lack relevance. In Virgo, these people are truly great with words, often playful, ingenious, clever, lucky, youthful, and highly sexual. They have no difficulty coming up with new and useful ideas nor making bold and rapid strides in the world as it is. These people fit the very definition of extroverted and eloquence is their forte. They know how to be subtle and formal in the best way possible. They never seem to lose track of any details. In Gemini, they are studious, literate, honest, discreet, candid, sporty, and highly sensual. Their business acumen can be extraordinary. They like to be active and are no strangers to manual labor. They enjoy physical exercise of all forms. As a rule, they should have no difficulty sensing the world around them nor concentrating on the task at hand. Their records and notes are likely to be spotless and precise. Some natives are extremely eloquent and may at times sound a bit too pleased with themselves. Both of these domiciled positions aid reasoning and concentration. Provided they are strong and unafflicted, they should clearly reduce the frequency of ADHD and other pseudo-psychiatric diagnoses (including the practice of pseudo-psychiatry itself). They are slightly unusual among homophiles.

Also a strong and unafflicted Mars in the signs of this yoga boosts all its best traits. In Virgo, there are idealistic ideas. These people are bold and canny with words. They appreciate openness and objectivity. Their thinking is innately scientific and often ingenious. With little effort, they can come up with practical ideas advancing a specific cause. In general, the natives of this exalted Mars are highly sexual and usually make playful and exciting company. Natives of afflicted Suns or Moons run a risk of getting stuck on details. They frequently come across as immodest. The qualities of Mars in Virgo are in most ways similar to those indicated for Mercury in the same sign, but these people are not quite as clever and may be somewhat more thoughtful. This placement of Mars is the second most frequent among lesbians and the least common among faggots. In Gemini, these people value speed, especially high speed. They are commonly extremely glib, eloquent, and precise. Almost always on the go, they are better talkers than listeners and can be extensive in their remarks written or spoken. Although most natives are remarkably sensual, a small number may be puritanical. Still, all natives usually enjoy the physical expressions of love. Natives of afflicted Suns or Moons may think sex is more important than it really is. They frequently appear conceited. The characteristics of Mars in Gemini are in many ways similar to those of Mercury in the same sign, but these people may be even more business-minded.

The Worst

Jupiter in the signs of this yoga, or tightly conjunct Mercury, goes beyond its typical expression and brings out the absolutely worst Mercurian traits and can reduce the Jovian qualities to zero. Joy and morality fall well below average and the full antisocial potential of the planet Mercury is available. Traits of hubris, ego, stupidity, immorality, aggression, cruelty, meanness, senselessness, discontent, irritability, and madness can all assume royal status; one or more of them definitely will at some point in life. If Jupiter is the atmakaraka, they can become evident right from birth. If Jupiter is the yoga ruler, they will show up before the age of 30 and may last a whole lifetime. These people experience great language difficulties and athletic shortcomings. Logic errors are very common and academic achievement is unlikely. The sensual desires are difficult to control. Without contradictory or at least mitigating indications of sufficient strength, such as a strong and unafflicted Neptune in Sagittarius or Pisces, a strong Venus in the same signs, or a dignified Saturn and an unafflicted fate line, these people suffer obvious intellectual retardation. Unless Saturn is unafflicted and Venus is fully dignified or both Saturn and Venus are dignified, natives of these fully afflicted positions of Jupiter have severe difficulties associating with other people. They are capable of extremely irrational behavior and are likely to drain your soul. Even with some of the mitigating indications but without indicators in the two signs mentioned earlier, the intellectual and emotional capacity is extremely limited (a quincunx moon may provide an exception). Regardless of other planetary conditions, these extreme placements of Jupiter always reveal a critically impaired moral sense. A sense of humor is usually missing. Unsurprisingly, these frequently mean and stupid natives are regularly shunned by ordinary people. In Virgo, this is the strongest and most obvious indication of psychopathy. These extroverts can become philanderers and even rapists without a second thought (or a first). Only through cheer luck are they more likely to acquire money than earn time in prison. The majority of natives of this Jupiter enjoy play and know how to provoke and tease people. Most of them make excellent propagandists. Without conflicting indications, such as a strong and unafflicted Venus in Libra or Pisces, these usually verbose people are capable of tormenting others without a shred of feeling or emotion. If their charts completely lack strong and unafflicted planets in Leo, Cancer, Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Pisces, they can completely lack bravery, courage, and character. If you encounter an antisocial native of this kind, let them know how diseased they are and they will most likely give up with a whimper or walk away with the tail between their legs. All natives of this Jupiter placement are at least slightly neurotic and distinctly narrow in their outlook, if not outright joyless. Born with extremely limited or exactly zero vision, these people can be great risk takers. Although extremely open-minded and unable to keep a secret, they are unlikely to be straight-forward with the truth. Apparently, lying always seems like a great idea to them. Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and unhealthy or experimental diets such as LCHF as well as other irrational behaviors are especially common among girls and women with this Jupiter placement. This is also the second most frequent position among lesbians. In Gemini, this is the strongest and most obvious indication of madness. These madmen (and madwomen) are very big on sensation but rarely promiscuous. They typically have large egos, but their ability to synthesize and draw logical conclusions is clearly limited. They consistently mistake their thoughts for persons and things. As a rule, they like physical activity a lot and wealth accumulation even more. Without strong and unafflicted contradictory indications, such as Venus in Pisces, Mars in Scorpio, or Mercury in Aquarius, along with an unafflicted Rahu, these senseless people can be extremely stingy. They replace generality with complexity, the old with the new, truth with triviality, and solution with repetition. This position supports a kind of puritanism that is at least slightly hypocritical. Its unusually glib natives have a major cruel streak and often indulge in sarcasm at great expense to other people. The worst natives (e.g., those with Neptune in the signs of this yoga or Capricorn) personify monsters of evil. Through discreetness, they can get away with murder. Many use vulgar language to express their disproportionate sexual desires. Their complexion might be paler than average and their health is almost always delicate. They often have prematurely gray or white hair, or it is very thin or otherwise scant. Hypochondria sometimes accompanies their highly fragile constitutions. A severe sickness is likely to spring up at least once in a lifetime. If Saturn is afflicted as well, there is chronic illness. This position is the second least frequent among lesbians. Note: If Neptune is unafflicted and there are no other planets in the signs of this yoga, this makes meanness, sarcasm, and outright cruelty much less likely. If both Jupiter and Neptune are afflicted, an extreme inferiority complex is almost certain. Along with an afflicted Venus, these severe afflictions of the psyche accompany extremely sick or diseased individuals, completely devoid of all sense and rationality. The exceptional stupidity and extraordinary antisocial behavior exhibited by these people must be seen to be believed. Even if only Neptune is afflicted, any signs of remorse for trespasses committed are very often missing. Many of these people may even be too stupid to know right from wrong altogether.

Venus in the same signs presents a slightly less extreme picture, but one that in most ways is even worse than for Jupiter. These natives are supposed to be unlikely mothers and fathers, and they very rarely come equipped with any sense of logic, truth, or humor. Their lack of emotion may sometimes make it difficult to tell if they are alive or not. Social skills are at best limited. They are more likely to be mean and antisocial than compassionate and genial. In Gemini, there is caprice and gullibility. These people ought to probe themselves to see if they are getting the most out of life, or if they are only skimming the surface. For them it is almost as important to express their emotions as to feel them. They can be wonderful companions, sophisticated, knowing all the answers, but sooner rather than later, they may go on to another love, another experience. Although their IQ is regularly below average, they rarely lack money. In Virgo, there is routine indecision and plain stupidity. These peevish people are big on proprieties, but they can also stray from the beaten track if they have convinced themselves it is all right. They substitute self-justification for remorse. Small niceties are emotionally important to them, and if they are not careful, they will substitute the sentimentalities of love for love itself. Other people may have to remind them that the proprieties were made to serve a purpose, and that before there can be an emotional code there must be emotions. To have proprieties for their own sake is like having a general and no army. Natives of this Venus are prone to be sick. They tend to be wealthy, petty-minded, and shameless. Physically, they are likely to suffer from heart disease. Both positions inhibit intellectual development. As expected, these people appear youthful well beyond the prime of life and frequently engage in materialistic or sacrilegious behavior as well as extramarital sex. With an afflicted Sun or an undignified Saturn and without rare contradictory indications, such as a dignified Jupiter, they behave like emotionally and morally retarded teenagers until the end of life. Both of these highly afflicted Venus placements are clearly more common among homophiles than expected by chance.

Contradictory

Planets in Sagittarius and Pisces weaken the typical traits of this yoga. Saturn in either sign or Jupiter conjunct Saturn exactly contradict and can at worst negate its best traits. However, they also add emotion and can remove some of the indecision. The worst supplemental indications for the next yoga go even further to reduce the enviable qualities of this one, but they bring little or no good in their place. The corresponding indications for the remaining superior yogas also work to weaken its useful and ingenious traits. So too does an afflicted Mercury, but if combust or placed in Leo or Cancer, it also boosts the antisocial potential of this yoga.

The best supplemental indications for the next sankhya yoga speed up the intellectual (emotional and moral) development. They also make these people less stingy and more generous, less formal and more interesting, as well as less irritable and more silly, which is nothing to sneeze at. At best, they can also add an interest in truth and a sense of humor. An unafflicted Venus in Pisces can mitigate the typical callousness of this yoga. The best supplemental indications for the last two superior yogas promote literacy, general knowledge, tolerance, charm, compassion and understanding, among other things. Saturn unafflicted in Aquarius and Venus unafflicted in Libra go a very long way to alleviate any antisocial tendencies indicated elsewhere. Venus adds virility, understanding, and smarts, and Saturn talent, strength, and steadfastness. The same planets in Capricorn and Taurus improve social skills, remove all puritanical traits, and advance an interest in spirituality or philosophy. At least one of these supplemental indications must be highly or fully dignified to counter the potential psychopathy or madness of this yoga when its ruler is afflicted by combustion or there are one or more directly antisocial indications. With a dignified sankhya yoga, major sociopathy and madness can also be ruled out when there are strong and unafflicted planets enjoying exalted or domiciled essential dignity in Sagittarius, Pisces, Libra, Taurus, Aquarius, or Capricorn, provided Rahu is not fully afflicted and the average essential dignity enjoyed by Saturn and Rahu is above 42%. At least two different signs must be occupied. All the classical planets should be counted. Rahu plus Uranus and Neptune can be counted if their dispositors are dignified. At least one planet must be highly or fully dignified. If only two signs are occupied, then Rahu should be unafflicted, but if it is not highly or fully afflicted or the signs receive domiciled planets, of which one is Saturn in Aquarius for a man or Capricorn for a woman, a conscience is present, thus ruling out serial killing, serial rape, as well as serial or extreme fraud. Even if only one planet qualifies and this planet is highly or fully dignified, habitual or irrational lethal use of force should be extremely unlikely. If the planet is dignified in its primary sign, then also rape and other forms of sexual coercion should be extremely unlikely. Ideally, all qualifying planets should be unpolarized, i.e. manly for a man and womanly for a woman.

Although the Sun in either sign somewhat undermines the objectivity and deference innate to this yoga, it also strengthens the intellect, its vision and insight. At best, such a Sun may lend these people a sense of humor, adding a little joy or sorrow to their otherwise somewhat dull or narrow personalities.

Pasa Yoga

Pasa yoga defines intellectuals – often heroic and remarkably generous. It shows a mixed fortune with a good many trials and tribulations thrown in. Although there can be considerable prosperity, there will also be matching expenses. Its best natives are supposed to be surrounded by friends and dear to all. These people are unlikely to be wealthy, but any wealth is likely to be rightfully acquired (at least not extorted).

Pasa people understand the meaning of right and wrong and you may be led to exclaim: Finally some moral people! But soon you realize that these people are a lot more concerned with the morality of other people than their own. The name of this yoga means noose or snare and its natives are apt to end up snared by pomp and circumstance, misery and sorrow, as well as their own moral transgressions. Unless other indications contradict, they are devoid of virtues and good manners.

This is the first superior sankhya yoga, meaning (among other things) that it is more independent than childish. As a logical consequence, its most extroverted natives are also the first to make any sense as leaders, but the vast majority of these are supposed to be characterless and devoted to silliness, while a much smaller number may become impressive forces for good. All natives are capable of frequently condemning and decrying the horrible actions of other people. Generally speaking, most natives tend to talk too much, and they usually come equipped with a real gift for being blunt and tactless.

Having a superior intellect often makes it more difficult to concentrate. This is particularly true for the people of this yoga, who are only rarely committed to the task at hand. They are more likely to be looking to the far off, the distant past or future, or to appear accommodating and interested in other people, while hard at work daydreaming of something completely different. Life is never going to be dull with this yoga.

In theory, superiority also increases the risk of victimization and other hardship. Since inferiority is associated with childhood, the inferior yogas may enjoy a level of protection that the superior yogas do not. The life revealed by this unlucky yoga is supposed to include numerous setbacks. Its natives may be the most likely victims of sociopaths. Out-of-control expenditures and dishonesty (most of all their own) tend to follow them wherever they go. Their health is likely to be at least slightly below average, and for the most worrying, it can suffer quite a lot.

These people value independence a lot more than association. They are supposed to be especially attached to their livelihoods, vocations, and life missions. Without contradictory indications, they exhibit self-applauding tendencies. Most natives can be accurately described as cosmopolitan, irreligious, and engaged in idolatry (not the least of themselves). Inclined to be promiscuous, they are also supposed to have many sexual partners.

In itself, there is nothing directly antisocial about this yoga, but neither could you honestly call these people social (for real). Most of them tend to be irresponsible and not surprisingly – given all of the above – also liable to be imprisoned. Some of their redeeming qualities include appreciation for higher values, understanding of right and wrong, often remarkable insight into universal truth, and a benevolent inclination to forgive all trespasses. The best natives uphold moral principles and are liked in royal circles.

Superiority can also become a psychological complex, and these people are the most likely candidates for it. As a result of this literally grandiose challenge, they can be difficult to reach. Not because they seek solitude or loneliness, which they do not, but rather because they are disinterested in fact, objectivity, and common ground. Reason is for mere mortals and not for these ‘demigods’. For the extroverted, this psychology can produce impractical visionaries keeping their wagons hitched to the stars and likely driving them (and their occupants) into the ditch. For the introverted, intuition is their best and their worst enemy, because – right or wrong – they have a sense of it being right.

Do not expect things to move very quickly whenever these people make you a promise. They do have a conscience, and they will probably feel a bit guilty about missing a deadline, but they are all but practical and definitely not expedient. Never forget that speaking (especially when preaching) takes a lot of time for these people. They simply do not have time for any ordinary, not to mention prompt, schedules.

This yoga is home to heretics and apostates. They will not give in to unfairness or illogical argument, nor compromise with the Truth. They are also reluctant to compromise with people. They believe the world should live by their principles, their codes, and their moral standards, which might perhaps be alright – at least if they lived by them too.

The most introverted natives are absent, wandering, easily led and when distressed likely to fall into drug abuse and crime. They may harbor plenty of weird notions and are in many ways very unusual but think everyone else is. They are apt to be the most emotional people you will ever meet. If they do not get what they want, they may cry you a river. Reason will get you nowhere, they prefer withdrawal to arguing.

Although usually very pleased with their own attributes, beliefs, and actions, the people of this yoga tend to have few good words to say about anyone else. Instead, they are supposed to speak ill of others. If you hear them speak anything but well of themselves, you ought to be positively surprised. Personally, I am still waiting. Let us hope you are more lucky!

Pasa natives are possibly the ones most prone to obsessions. Those who do not become gamblers and professional losers are highly likely to get hooked on drugs, fantasy, or just being right. Through their reckless and irresponsible behavior, they easily become too terrific for their own good. Crooked habits often become a terminal trap for these people. An above average number of the most introverted natives may become shoplifters, robbers, and cheats.

Considering their lack of flexibleness and intelligence, discrimination and ingenuity, reason and objectivity, honesty and expediency, boldness and candidness, if one had to pick the best adjective to describe the people of this yoga, it would most likely be pretentious. Without strong and prolific indications of inferiority, most natives appear to hold an unwarranted claim of superiority even in the company of people more fun and caring, more able and intelligent, more useful and ingenious, more loving and understanding, as well as more successful and wiser than themselves.

Pasa people tend to be outspoken. Able to seamlessly integrate both good and bad conduct, they can readily preach the moral high ground one moment and act like complete crooks the next – if not both at the same time. Generalization is their line of expertise. Usually, these people have little or no difficulty grasping academic ideas – the more general, the better – but most natives have to cultivate understanding of people. They also need to learn tact, common courtesy, and refinement.

Clearly, the general picture of this yoga is not that appealing to most people, but all is not bad: The best natives can show both mercy and compassion. Many are inclined to promote vegetarianism, and more than a few may eventually become vegetarians themselves – at least sort of. Almost all natives should experience recurring moments of bliss and emotional comfort. The most extroverted are highly competitive, and all natives are supposed to be skillful workers. They may be especially good at pattern recognition (connecting the dots is usually child’s play for these tall or profound intellects – they tend to know synthesis from birth). With other indications of support, especially a dignified Sun or Mars, they can easily handle any of the societal functions of the first three yogas.

Pasa natives have whole-souled respect for their own abilities, and with time and introspection, also profound capacity for knowing themselves. They are less interested in fun, money, and sex than in the joys of intellect. Contrasted with natives of the previous yoga, the people of this one have moved from factual to general knowledge and from temporal to eternal expression. They are most often immune to boredom and likely to be more athletic than playful and more poetic than wordy. They rarely care for dogma and details irk them.

Most natives may at times display moral courage. All forms of travel get their horses running, be it on the seven seas of the world, strictly in the realms of fantasy, or through inspired and academic truth. An often great sense of humor and a true love of language ease their journeys. At home everywhere, they are generally good at making friends and keeping them. They are supposed to be deceiving in disposition and have many servants, although a good number of these may not be aware of their positions.

The more introverted natives are inclined to drunkenness but usually stop short of becoming full-blown alcoholics. Even so, most natives run an increased risk of landing in prison. Failing that dire fortune, the most fanciful are likely to end up in so called mental institutions. The most generous and the least lucky may even get labelled with pseudo-psychiatric diagnoses, typically schizophrenia. The least generous and the most psychotic who also have strong enough antisocial indications frequently try to pin their own conditions on other people. All Pasa natives can be crafty, and deception is usually second nature.

This is the most common sankhya yoga and it usually produces people of predominantly chaotic or pitiful dispositions. Most often, they stay silly or crooked, preachy and self-righteous, lofty or withdrawn throughout their lives. Under the best of circumstances, rationality and insight may overtake pompousness and wretchedness about the time these people turn 50. Humility and religion, along with science and honesty, will set them free.

Pasa yoga comes with superior abilities, and there are few occupations in which its natives cannot make a positive difference. However, if they are not involved in intellectual pursuits as leaders and academics, they may become especially pompous or wretched. Their best, most typical, and most likely functions in society are as teachers, educators, journalists, writers, composers, comedians, preachers, lawyers, advisors, athletes, explorers, missionaries, kings and directors.

See Pasa yoga example charts.

Supplemental Indications

Saturn in Pisces or Sagittarius and to a lesser extent Saturn with Jupiter corroborate the typical expression of this yoga. Sobriety is unlikely, and for the most introverted natives, drinking bouts are almost certain, but without supporting indications, these people are not genuine alcoholics. For all natives, emotions tend to overshadow fact and objectivity. They view other people as somewhat lesser beings or at least very often treat them as if they were. They easily become paranoid for no good reason whatsoever. With Saturn in Pisces there is deception. These people are rarely open or idealistic but often fuzzy and scheming. They are intellectually gifted people who know how to synthesize and draw rational conclusions, but they are not clever, playful, or ingenious. They suffer from a superiority complex in its most straightforward form. Nothing holds them back, nor are they driven from within by any psychological necessities. Life is their cry – especially the life of the intellect – and they will range both the temporal and the eternal if they get half a chance. While they expand their souls far and wide, they are clearly poor communicators. They tend to be unaware of important facts and details. In an argument, they could not care less about factual circumstances. At times, they can be completely unreasonable, unable to concentrate on anything of material consequence. Even under the best of conditions, they are unlikely to be honest and forthcoming. Instead, they are usually self-righteous. Without extraordinary indications which greatly boost their character, such as a dignified sankhya yoga and ruler and an unafflicted fate line, they never mention any flaws or faults of their own. This is the second most common placement of Saturn among lesbians. With Saturn in Sagittarius or closely conjunct Jupiter, there is craftiness. For these gifted chameleons, the struggle with the world is the inner struggle between the good and bad within themselves. When they have mastered themselves, they can be content with self-approval. If the introspection goes deeper, they realize that self-approval is not enough and require that self-approval wait for the approval of others. Life often seems hard to these people. If it becomes too difficult, they can give up the struggle and become withdrawn. Without strong extrovert indications (e.g., Jupiter in Sagittarius or Venus in Libra) or a dignified sankhya yoga with a strong and unafflicted ruler, they easily become hermits or suffer isolation in some unfortunate way. Their reaction to experience is almost wholly subjective: sunshine is shadow if they are feeling bad; and clouds are harbingers of joy if they are feeling good. They worry a lot and usually follow the line of least resistance. Without contradictory indications, they can be dishonest whenever possible. With an undignified sankhya yoga such as this one, they are likely to engage in brooding and drug abuse. Saturn situated in Sagittarius or conjunct Jupiter are frequently occurring indications in the birth charts of people diagnosed with schizophrenia. The same indications also support mild drug problems, including cannabis use, but they do not suffice for alcohol addiction. Sagittarius is the second most common placement of Saturn among faggots. The combination of Saturn situated in Sagittarius and Jupiter positioned in Gemini greatly increases the risk of very severe emotional problems and extreme moral deficiencies. They frequently point to heavy drug abuse leading to hospitalization or an early death. Since Jupiter is the planet and Sagittarius and Pisces are the signs of kings and queens, all these associations of Saturn (the planet of goals, prestige, and standing in society) increase the likelihood of their natives assuming such roles. Even if these people do not become kings or queens, princes or princesses, their loftiness and lack of humility should be unmistakable (if both the Sun and Ketu are situated in superior signs, both characteristics should be crystal clear).

Since the typical natives of this yoga are supposed to be high-sounding and bereft of good qualities, they are obviously not the most easy people to live with, but if they lack antisocial tendencies, some of their worst flaws might be alleviated through simple therapy or through religion. If they are not, these people will experience increasingly difficult trials and tribulations. The situation can be a lot worse for natives who have this yoga along with antisocial indications. This yoga aggravates the effects of such indications, since its natives will usually still perceive themselves as flawless or at least not acknowledge any flaws of their own. If Saturn or Venus are afflicted, it is especially hard to deal with these people, but if Jupiter is strong and unafflicted, Mercury is not combust nor positioned in Leo or Cancer, and neither the Sun nor Venus is situated in Gemini or Virgo, this superior sankhya yoga offers broad protection against psychopathy, stupidity, and madness. Directly antisocial, violent behavior is also unlikely. On the other hand, if either Jupiter or Venus is positioned in Gemini or Virgo, or conjunct Mercury, this yoga can only blunt the sociopathic potential. Without directly contradictory indications, i.e. strong and unafflicted planets in the signs of this yoga, as well as an unafflicted fate line, there are no therapy options for these people. Extreme violence is possible with extremely antisocial indications, such as Venus in Aries and Saturn in Leo. If Venus is highly afflicted, the only sane and healthy way of dealing with them is using deterrents, sanctions, and avoidance. If the Sun is in a mutable sign and there are no dignified planets in Libra, Taurus, Aquarius, or Capricorn, amiable or affable association with other people is more or less missing. In case both the Sun and Ketu are fully undignified or both are afflicted, neither of the lunar nodes is situated Leo or Cancer, there are no strong planets in these signs, there are no combust planets, and the Moon is not in a sign adjacent to the Sun, the whole chart is weak. Such people are severely deprived of energy and may completely lack balance, empathy, faith, calm, control, productivity, bravery, prudence, fortune and normalcy. Ketu in the signs given above bolsters the chart and upholds the just given significations, but unless the dispositor (the Sun or the Moon) is exalted, the chart may still reveal a notable lack of energy, gayness, and kindness. Rahu in the same signs may raise the fortune later in life but with a very high price to pay in the end. If the Sun is placed in Pisces, Mars is situated in Libra or with Venus, and Jupiter is in Capricorn, then there is a severe or extreme lack of humility, sympathy, mental acuity, and solidarity with other people. Such an individual is almost certain to be an intellectually retarded and domineering narcissist.

A dignified Saturn, a highly or fully dignified Venus, along with a fully dignified Jupiter enables the best expression of this yoga. If Saturn is strong and unafflicted in Aquarius or Capricorn, its natives can be a lot more insightful or rational than the average person. They are also much wiser or shrewder, more talented or more successful, and more practical or more studious than typical for this and lower sankhya yogas. In Taurus or Libra, Saturn raises the IQ and promotes peace or builds competence and boosts happiness. All these auspicious indications also support the very best intellectual qualities of this yoga, but unless Jupiter is highly or fully dignified, they require a strong and unafflicted Venus in Sagittarius or Pisces to manifest in a completely benevolent way. The first two indications also require that Venus is not severely afflicted, and the last two require that Venus is not afflicted at all. As always, a fully afflicted fate line will in the end overshadow even the best of promises, and in the case of this undignified yoga, even a mild affliction may be too much to bear.

A dignified Sun or Moon energizes or activates the intellectual capacity of this yoga. It also controls or softens the most glaring character flaws. If both the Sun and Jupiter are fully dignified, this yoga can reveal genuine heroism and moral courage way above the ordinary or effective prudence and an insightful sense of humor certain to elicit laughter from both small and large audiences. The Sun in the signs of this yoga emphasizes its better side, but it is a mild emphasis at best. In Sagittarius, these people rush out eagerly to greet life. There are no people more straightforward than Sagittarians – they are widely known for their bluntness. They have abundant vitality and radiant minds. Nonetheless, they tend to be popular and command a great deal of respect. Without very strong indications to the contrary, these people go far, literally and figuratively. Heaven is not a too distant goal. In Pisces, these people wish deeply to do the right thing, but in a world of hubris and evil, they become confused about their true aims. When these chameleons submerge their natural tenderness and try to accomodate themselves to a life of commerce, they can end up crooked, dishonest, and psychotic. If they instead listen to the still, small voice, their conscience, their desire for self-knowledge, and the world be damned, they can be the happiest, most learned and most professional of mortals, living comfortably with profound spiritual truths and able to provide ease and comfort to many a damaged soul. Note that this mostly undignified yoga almost always reduces the auspicious influence of these mostly dignified positions of the Sun (there is an exception if both Saturn and the fate line are unafflicted and the yoga ruler is both strong and unafflicted). The Sun in Sagittarius can promote silliness, off-the-chart generalization, extreme recklessness and deceit. The Sun in Pisces can promote absentness, traits reminding of genuine autism, extreme promiscuity and dishonesty. If the yoga ruler is fully dignified and neither Saturn nor the fate line is fully afflicted, enlightenment and insight may overshadow the inauspicious and unfortunate traits. Character and good fortune may also appear if the yoga ruler is dignified and neither Saturn nor the fate line is afflicted at all.

The Best

Jupiter alone in the signs of this yoga emphasizes its best qualities. Intellectual capacity, character, and a strong moral sense lead the way to prosperity. For the following delineations to be fully applicable, the best supplemental indications for the following two yogas must also be present. If the worst supplemental indications for the first three yogas are present, the following delineations may lack relevance. In Sagittarius, there is plenty of joy, optimism, and generosity. These people seek opportunities along intellectual and non-material lines. They value independence and tend to make excellent teachers and lawyers. They readily perceive the truth and immediately detect any lies. They have a fully mature sense of humor and are immunized against egoism, stupidity, hubris, and depression. Usually very popular and highly competitive, they steadily rise to importance. Their vision is clear, and if both Saturn and Venus concur, they can become moral kings or highly benevolent political leaders. More than a few of them may become genuine heroes. They are unlikely to abandon anyone no matter what the circumstances, but if someone repeatedly transgresses moral boundaries, they never hesitate to quickly bring them down. Their corrective actions resemble strikes of lightning. This is the most common position of Jupiter among lesbians. In Pisces, there is a slight tendency towards introversion and corpulence. These are tender people who know gentleness inside out. They are logical and come equipped with profound insight. Frequently, their learning causes them to reach a high position in society. They have a real flair for satire and make excellent comedians. They may appear whimsical, but are, in fact, acting according to a fixed code that is crystal clear to them. If this code is big and generous, their whole lives will be miracles of service. If it is little and obscure, their lives will also be miracles of service, but to themselves. To be satisfied with that which also satisfies others is their key to success. If they utilize their power to lose themselves in large, humane ideals they cannot fail. This is the least frequent placement of Jupiter among lesbians.

Also a strong and unafflicted Venus in the signs of this yoga promotes its best traits. These are indications of emotional depth and moral strength. They support humane behavior, add ease of synthesis, and encourage a working grasp of at least one foreign language. In Pisces, these people are outgoing and generous. They tend to be popular, exalted, and humorous. Their own responses are true and fine; they expect the same of others and must learn to estimate others better in order to get back from the world some fair return for all the devotion they give to it. Without a lot of Cancer, Scorpio, or Virgo in their charts, this placement destines its natives for many and long journeys (regularly international, often intercontinental, and perhaps even interplanetary at some time). Many natives travel the globe as a full-time occupation. In Sagittarius, these people have high standards and emotional courage. They have hearts unafraid of love; they dare to feel, and to follow their instincts to the last outpost of experience. They do not experiment with love; they do not trifle with their emotions; but others may. They have a gentle sense of humor supported by profound insight. Many natives become prominent comedians. Their domestic life is likely to be happy, as they know how to comfort people and ease tensions. Both placements are infrequent among faggots and lesbians. In a group of 715 mostly public figures, the position in Pisces is the second most common with 70 entries (in a completely random distribution, the number should be close to 51). In a group of 1080 murderers, rapists, frauds, and registered sex offenders, Venus in Pisces is the least frequent placement with only 60 entries (a random distribution would give a number close to 76). In a group of 483 homophiles, the frequency is 26.

The Worst

Mercury in the signs of this yoga brings out the worst Jovian traits and may reduce the Mercurian qualities to zero. Without contradictory indications, reason and honesty are completely replaced by silliness and craftiness. Both positions are unfortunate with regard to body and mind, effectively inhibiting any acuity, subtleness, or discretion. Both luck and wealth may vanish or never appear. In Sagittarius, these people tend to overlook what is right before their eyes, to neglect what is shouting right in their ear, because their senses are occupied with bigger, or anyway farther-off, things. They frequently do not hear little squibs of conversation and thus miss the whole point. These people can be pretentious and are unlikely to engage in debate or argue for their beliefs. There is regularly a superior tone in their voice, and their senses tend to scatter. This position also increases the risk of deception and recklessness. In Pisces, the approach to things is far from scientific. Its natives have to struggle to exercise an objective judgement – to see anything for its own sake, without the intrusion of some personal irrelevancy that alters their vision and therefore their judgement. If their best friend has the voice of a screech owl, they will think it music; and if their worst enemy were a Caruso, they would actually believe he was singing off key. Very often, there is a dismal tone in their voice. When annoyed by something or someone, they are more inclined to become listless than aggressive. They are unlikely sport champions but likely shoplifters, vagrants, and psychotics. This is the most direct and most influential indication of dishonesty and promiscuity. All people born with a fully afflicted Mercury (situated in the signs of this yoga or tightly conjunct its ruler) need to learn deference but are unlikely to do so (unless the Sun or Ketu is highly dignified or at least domiciled).

Mars in the signs of this yoga reveals slightly less severe conditions. In Pisces, the vitality is a low and jumpy. These people tend to overestimate their energies and abilities. If possible, they should select for themselves activities that do not tax the physical body too much. They can easily be too generous expressing their joy and should allow themselves plenty of time for rest. Most natives enjoy travelling or at least do not enjoy staying in one place for too long. Some natives may call themselves scatterbrains. All of them are combative. This is the most common placement of Mars among lesbians. In Sagittarius, there is an absent, haphazard, slapdash way of doing things. These people may try to move faster than possible sometimes, and trip over things or their own feet. They are unlikely to be studious or scientific but are usually good-humored. Unless Saturn, Rahu, or Venus are highly afflicted, they are always ready to yield, be of comfort and receive joy. They are liable to extremes and likely to have many foes. This Mars placement is the most common among faggots. In both signs, the fallen state of the martial planet undermines the ability to exalt passion and reach ecstasy. Self-assertion is either lacking or out of place. These placements introduce a degree of flight or chaos in the thought processes. Loyalty and fidelity need watching. Any religiosity might not be perfectly clean or genuine and may never reach the climactic stage. These people are supposed to have few children.

A highly or fully afflicted Sun worsens the superior traits of this yoga and also increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease as well as other severe and chronic mental weaknesses. Without contradictory indications, the Sun in Libra reveals poor mental and material balance, irreligiosity, envy, as well as popularity due to loose morals. These natives can be very unstable (Libra: Margaret Thatcher, Benjamin Netanyahu, Silvio Berlusconi, and Vladimir Putin). The three remaining highly or fully undignified placements of the Sun are no better, just introverted and narcissistic (Taurus: Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Harry Truman, and Tony Blair; Capricorn: Konrad Adenauer, Richard Nixon, and Omar al-Bashir), or even less empathetic (Aquarius: Ronald Reagan, Dick Cheney, and Nicolas Sarcozy). Their natives are all clearly lacking in faith and public dignity as well as mental and material development. Transparency and accountability suffer as they often believe themselves to be above the law. The laws passed by governments they circumvent or rewrite, but the law of karma they cannot change or go around. Although superior Sun signs do not indicate evil intentions, it is true that the road to hell is paved with good ones. (The examples given above are for Pasa yoga only and they all, with the exceptions of Reagan, Cheney, and Sarcozy, have plenty of antisocial indications to go with them, thus they are not to be taken as the most typical examples of these Sun signs. In addition, Thatcher, Netanyahu, Berlusconi, Lenin, Blair, al-Bashir, Marx, Nixon, Reagan, and Adenauer all have significantly or extremely afflicted fate lines. Thatcher and al-Bashir share theirs, Rahu in Leo, with Adolf Eichmann, Pol Pot, Hu Jintao, and Barack Obama as well as John Kerry. This is a fully undignified placement of both Ketu and Rahu, which promotes materialism, arrogance, bigotry, hypocrisy, selfishness, and depression as well as extreme violence. These people are naive, easily deceived, and do not know how to act wisely. Unless they repent of all their wrong-doings, which is unlikely, there is a real risk that they will end up in hell. Rahu conjunct the Sun, by sign or within 8 degrees longitude, indicates a similarly materialistic and crazy fate. This applies to the charts of the current Pope (Francis), Ted Kennedy, Karl Marx, and Adam Weishaupt. Lenin shares his Rahu in Cancer with Hitler, Castro, and LBJ, as well as the retired Pope (Benedict). This is the polar complement of Rahu in Leo and supports an attitude of self-righteousness, whereby the actions of others are rarely condoned but often condemned. It is an indication of foolishness and comes with dictatorial tendencies. Although likely to show bravery, these people are if possible even more unwise than those of the previous placement. Rahu conjunct the Moon, by sign or within 8 degrees longitude, indicates a similarly dramatic and dogmatic fate. This applies to the charts of François Hollande, Michael Moore, Tony Blair, Ronald Reagan, Raoul Wallenberg, and Mahatma Gandhi. Like Winston Churchill and Mao Zedong, Adenauer, Nixon, and Netanyahu all have Rahu in Aries. While a less extreme placement than the earlier two, it reveals idiocy, jealousy, and manipulative tendencies. These usually timid people have trouble adhering to the law and are slightly more likely to become registered sex offenders. They are needy, not sure of themselves, and can be highly suspicious of other people. Their envious past is inconsistent with spiritual evolution and averse to religion, but their present is more religious, though not necessarily in a good way. All the remaining politicians have fate lines which are not directly afflicted. However, Cheney has sidereal Leo rising, which is also supposed to indicate a difficult fortune, not dissimilar to Rahu in Leo/Cancer. Putin’s and Sarcozy’s Ascendants are here unknown. Putin has the best possible fate line with Rahu in Aquarius, but its dispositor is fully afflicted and most of the other indications in his horoscope are very far from stellar as well. All the afflicted fate lines emphasize material increase over spiritual and universal progress. They thus promote enslavement, while the unafflicted fate lines promote liberation.)

With Pasa yoga, pseudo-psychiatric practice is perhaps only possible with an undignified Sun or Mars. The worst supplemental indications for the previous yogas offer support for pseudo-psychiatry, but they might not be enough on their own. Without a highly or fully dignfied Sun and with a highly or fully afflicted Mars, especially if situated in Taurus for a man or Libra for a woman, natives of this yoga can completely lack intelligence. If there are no planets in Gemini and Virgo, the same can be said with Mercury placed in Sagittarius or Pisces. With the Sun as the atmakaraka and situated in Sagittarius, there is a genuine superiority complex. If supported by any of the above conditions (afflicted Mars or Mercury) and with enough planets linked to the Sun, pseudo-psychiatry is a definite possibility. With the Sun as the atmakaraka and placed in Pisces, there can be arrogant psychosis. If supported by any of the above afflictions, such natives can be all-out psychotic as well as arrogant enough to label other people with pseudo-psychiatric diagnoses. They avoid intimacy and dislike all forms of objective testing and reasoning. They lack humility, attention and empathy, as well as education and good manners. Unlike sane or happy people, natives with Mercury, Saturn, or Venus in Aries may want other people to be insane and unhappy too – by manipulation, intrigue, or trauma if necessary.

Contradictory

Planets in Gemini and Virgo lessen the typical traits of this yoga. Saturn in either sign or Mercury conjunct Saturn exactly contradict. These indications can significantly reduce the chaoticness and crookedness, but they also add a hint of indecision and remove some of the emotional maturity. The best supplemental indications for the previous yoga go even further to reduce the unenviable qualities of this one but leave the advantageous traits alone. The corresponding indications for the remaining inferior yogas also counteract the most useless and disingenuous features. A strong and unafflicted Mercury in Gemini or Virgo makes psychosis unlikely. Jupiter combust or strongly situated in Leo helps build character. In Cancer, it lends beauty and a highly intuitive business sense. Since this is a mostly undignified yoga, the potential improvement from contradictory indications is somewhat limited. Nevertheless, dignified inferior planets still lessen the worst traits of this yoga and also promote faith and empathy, thinking and attention, intimacy and humility, objectivity and precision, reason and communication, etc. A dignified Sun increases empathy, mental balance, and the ability to learn from mistakes. In Leo, it adds bravery and dignity, public and material in particular. If the Sun is fully or highly dignified, it improves the character quite significantly, and these natives are thus much less likely to speak ill of others. All natives born with a strong Sun in Leo or Cancer, Aries or Scorpio are also less likely to be diagnosed with pseudo-psychiatric diagnoses, or diagnose other people using pseudo-psychiatry. In general, the corroborating and best supplemental indications for the higher yogas, as well as the best supplemental indications for the lower yogas, mitigate the reclusive and crafty tendencies of this yoga. They also make pseudo-psychiatry a much less likely occupation. If they involve Saturn, Rahu, and the Full Moon (acting together), they may totally negate any possibility of pseudo-psychiatric practice.

The worst supplemental indications for the previous yoga impede the intellectual, moral and emotional development of this one, causing logic, language skills, semantics, truthfulness and morality to suffer greatly. They also make their natives less generous and more stingy, less interesting and more narrow, as well as less silly and more sexual. The risk of alcoholism and drug addiction is greatly increased. Venus in Gemini or Virgo adds an atypical callousness to this yoga. The Sun in Gemini and Jupiter in Virgo promote youthfulness, irritability, hubris, disease, and lying. Without the best supplemental indications of the following yogas, there can also be plenty of money, meanness, caprice, and genuine psychopathy. The Sun in Virgo and Jupiter in Gemini advance egoism, wealth, resentment, stinginess and sickness. Without contradictory indications, there can also be smugness, cruelty, and genuine madness. The worst supplemental indications for the other inferior yogas demote health, literacy, general knowledge, tolerance, compassion and understanding. Pasa people are usually not depressed nor melancholic (spending three months or more with neither joy nor sorrow), but with both Jupiter and Venus, or at least one of them, in the signs mentioned here as well as Saturn in Cancer or Leo, there can be severe melancholy or major depression. An above average number of these people could be accurately described as alcoholics. The risk of depression ought to be the greatest with Jupiter situated in Gemini or Saturn placed in Leo.

The Sun in Gemini or Virgo is a mixed blessing for this yoga, since it alleviates any tendencies toward psychosis or chaos, but also takes away some of the ease and benevolence. Unless at least two of the planets Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn are strong and unafflicted, you will probably not want to be around these natives more than necessary. In Virgo, there can be coldness and indifference, in Gemini, meanness and caprice.

Dama Yoga

Dama yoga signifies lovers. This is the first sankhya yoga to indicate potential for high IQ. Its natives tend to be good listeners, compassionate, lucid, patient, and pleasing. Their mood changes slowly and is most often moderate or stable. They are unlikely to change their mind very often, and they never become nervous. They are equipped with an innate sense of education and easily become pillars of society. Even after a less than fortunate beginning in life and more than a fair share of sadness later on, they are still more inclined to be happy and merry than anything else.

Dama people are supposed to be affluent and devoted to public welfare. They can be great benefactors to humanity and generally excellent people. As such, they are often recognized by their cordial and relaxed ways and their patience and tolerance. As natives of the previous yogas consistently exploit these appealing traits, people of this yoga often appear weak. It is true that Dama people can be lax or tolerate too much – but not forever.

A substantial number of natives tend to be prodigies, and although not really inclined to be as competitive as the natives of the previous yoga, they usually cannot help but end up at the forefront of their diverse careers and realize considerable prominence. The name of this yoga means garland or wreath and hints at the veneration and honors often bestowed its natives. It might also say something about their attractiveness to the opposite sex, but that is mere speculation on my part.

The more introverted natives of this yoga tend to be natural providers. Their competence is hardly ever disputed. They enjoy solitude and nature and would rather be left alone than invited to a party, but eager to please they always make excellent company. Without contradictory indications, they have the most exquisite social skills. The more extroverted natives exude warmth and confidence. A good number have enough charisma to sweep any woman off her feet.

Since these polite or cultivated people demand little, know how to be diplomatic or tactful, and are often born cooperators (so long as their strong sense of justice or ethics does not have to be compromized), they are easy persons to live with. Nonetheless, some of their shortcomings include a minor tendency to suppress emotions and a major inclination to involve too many sentiments in their decisions. A lot of times, these less than ideal tendencies make their decision process slower than necessary.

Dama natives usually love to do good and since they love themselves, they also love others without even thinking about it – and herein lies their only real problem: They can be too tolerant or lenient and therefore think too little before loving some less loving person. They always prefer to see good, even when there is little of it to be seen. At worst, they constantly overestimate other people and suffer as a consequence.

Despite their sometimes countless disappointments in dealing with the mostly unevolved people of this world, the natives of this yoga remain naturally forbearing and readily listen to the plights of other people. They are inclined to join social causes fighting for peace and justice. The opposite of timid, they can become militant if need be. A great number feel at home in the judicial system and in the military, but as educated men and women of courage, they have a great many other avenues open to them.

The most extroverted natives of this yoga are extremely sensitive in every sense possible. On the upside, they can be particularly warm-hearted and responsive to the feelings of others. On the downside, they are easily disturbed by lack of compassion, or by coldness, or hardness, or lack of consideration in those around them. They are also sensitive to noise, loud traffic, barking dogs, bad sights and smells, and all forms of injustice.

All about love and very much about sex (often slowly and tastefully executed, rarely in a hurry to begin with and never in a rush to finish), these natives are not doing their job if they are not having it, but this does not mean they are all homosexuals. Instead, the vast majority of natives are predominantly neat and straight. The men are usually smart and the women generally cute. Together they are supposed to have many sons, some or all of which are likely to become as prominent as their mothers and fathers.

In general, this yoga indicates relatively little victimization in childhood, but if other indications in the horoscope are supportive of this, there can be difficulties accepting less than ideal realities. Other potential character flaws include corruption, adultery, infidelity, lewdness, oppression, hypersocial behavior and restlessness as well as complacency or tendencies to go overboard in militant love of justice. Any mental issues these natives might have should dissolve in good company, by themselves around the age of 40, or more immediately as these people commit totally to a spiritual life with full understanding of the law of karma.

This yoga is highly dignified and associates all people involved in pursuit of good taste, justice, happiness, and tranquility. These people are usually very good at what they do, and few people can argue with them. Some of their ideal and most natural roles in society include aristocrats, scholars, philosophers, founders, administrators, pilots, bankers, negotiators, mediators, diplomats, gardeners, cooks, painters, sculptors, judges, military men and warrior women.

See Dama yoga example charts.

Supplemental Indications

Saturn in Taurus or Libra as well as Saturn with Venus corroborate the typical expression of this yoga. These people come with an almost entirely cordial or social disposition. Small and often insignificant portions of their character reflect their less typical hypersocial or restless and indulgent or lustful traits, but with other indications in support, such as those mentioned further down, they can grow beyond insignificance. With Saturn in Taurus, understanding is usually second nature. These natives are easy to live with because their deep ego centers do not bristle and writhe at imagined affronts or offences. They are secure if their bodies are secure; and are able to bring a great deal of idealism to bear on all of life’s other problems in which they (unlike most others) can be detached and gracious. Their most significant drawbacks include restlessness and fondness for other people. They can easily become too lenient or expect too much of others, which can cause them to lose security, either by taking it too much for granted or by not exercising necessary supervision. Fortunately, these people can be secure on little, for stretching money is their long suit. Needless to say, they are supposed to be pillars of society. Natives with Saturn in Libra appear to have little need to defend themselves since their justification comes directly through others. They are capable of being the best adjusted of mortals, living easily with their associates. They have tact and their deep intuition tells them how to win friends and influence people genially and agreeably, rather than through manipulation, collusion, and intrigue. They are supposed to have few significant shortcomings, but they can be conceited. They are also capable of fervent opposition. Both of these placements of Saturn are common among lesbians, with the one in Taurus being the most common of all. They are relatively less frequent among faggots (close to average but with Libra having a slight edge over Taurus). A dignified Venus supports the typical traits of this yoga and should make antisocial behavior (all forms of aggression but especially acts triggered by hate and jealousy) extremely exceptional. This is especially true if Venus is situated in Libra for a man or in Taurus for a woman.

This highly dignified yoga can ease the inauspicious impact of less dignified indications involving lower planets. Since it strengthens Venus (the planet of IQ, higher education, sanity and justice, compassion and moderation, ethics and aesthetics, understanding and happiness), this yoga protects against psychosis and severe superiority complexes, as well as all the various shades of madness and craziness the inferior yogas have to offer. This is the first yoga with the potential to qualify a native to practise psychiatry. Obviously, the chart for a well qualified psychiatrist should not feature any of the worst supporting indications for the previous yogas nor this one. If both Saturn and Venus are dignified or the latter is strong and unafflicted in its primary sign (Libra for a man, Taurus for a woman) and the former is unafflicted, this yoga offers exceedingly strong protection against craftiness and deception, madness and psychopathy, crudeness and jealousy, incompetence and pseudo-psychiatry, megalomania and depression. In general, the risk of addiction is very low; it is extremely low when it comes to the most self-destructive drugs (including alcohol and heroin). Unless Saturn is highly undignified, any severe addiction requires that Venus is highly afflicted. The risk of addiction should be the greatest with Venus situated in Aries and Saturn placed in Leo. With a dignified Sun, Mars, and Mercury, there is no risk of reclusion, loneliness, or poverty. A strong and unafflicted Sun and Moon is enough to rule out severe mental illness and narcissism. Other character traits that are especially unlikely to reach significance, or show up at all, without any of the worst supporting indications for the previous yogas and provided Venus is strong and not severely afflicted, include secrecy, manipulation, grandioseness, cruelty, xenophobia, laziness, hastiness, senselessness, childishness, arrogance, pretence, idiocy, inferiority complexes, and impotence or any other virile shortcomings. Only fully undignified indications (the Sun in Aquarius or Capricorn, Mars in Libra or Taurus, Mercury in Sagittarius or Pisces, and Jupiter in Gemini or Virgo) cannot be mitigated by this yoga. Nonetheless, with a fully dignified Venus in its primary sign, this yoga moderates the influence of such extreme indications by surrounding them with well above average courage and understanding or competence and geniality. So long as Venus and Saturn are strong and unafflicted, these natives will mostly live their lives in the best possible manner, given the opportunities available to them. It takes a sidereal Leo, Cancer, Aries, or Scorpio ascendant, an undignified Saturn, a weak or afflicted Venus, and the Sun, a dark Moon, or Mars in the first house to significantly undermine the auspiciousness of this yoga and introduce an arrogant, selfish, deceptive, scheming, petty, base, hellish, or sordid character; and for any possibility of general stupidity, egoism, and neurosis, you still have to add Jupiter or Neptune in Gemini or Virgo. Even with all of the above highly troublesome indications, if the Sun or Ketu is dignified, the character usually improves a lot with age.

The Best

Venus alone in the signs of this yoga emphasizes its best qualities. For the following delineations to be fully relevant, the best supporting indications for the following yoga must also be present. If the worst supplemental indications for Gola yoga, Yuga yoga, or Kedara yoga are present, the following delineations may lack relevance. In Libra, there is love the way it is meant to be. These people are cultured, confident, warm, patient, and understanding. They are easily hurt, but they are not touchy about it; they cannot hold a grudge, or even condemn those who hurt them. They have a knack for thinking the best of people who reciprocate by thinking the best of these natives. Their sincerity and impersonality endear them to many and make them highly soughtafter companions; their air is sweet and exhilarating. This placement of Venus is slightly unusual among faggots, but very common among lesbians. To women, it is no doubt the most attractive indication to be found in the birth chart of a man. In Taurus, there is the object of the former. These people are competent, reliable, robust, and lustful. They love to touch, to hold, and be held. They are likely to be happy in love. Plenty of love addicts have this position, to whom love means physical enjoyment and little more. At best, natives of Venus in Taurus understand love deeply; accept it with their whole beings, are content to express it wordlessly, and value love’s silences more than its speeches. They know both ecstasy and despair of love; and they cling to a love once given and received with unbelievable tenacity, even in the face of great obstacles. This Venus placement intensifies all sense reactions; there is love of color, art, music and beauty in all its different forms. It is very unusual among lesbians, but common among faggots. To men, it is no doubt the most attractive indication to be found in the birth chart of a woman. Both placements are unusual in a group of 1080 murderers, rapists, fraudsters, and registered sex offenders (when compared to their overall frequencies in the last century). Libra shows up with 70 entries and Taurus with only 67 (the numbers expected by chance are closer to 76 and 86 respectively).

The Worst

Mars in the signs of this yoga strengthens its worst characteristics beyond their typical insignificance. The best Martian qualities are overtaken by the absolutely worst Venusian traits. Fidelity and loyalty fall below average and the full hypersocial and irreverent potential of the planet Venus is available. Without contradictory indications, these natives completely lack humility and restraint, passion and fame. They have no sense of reverence or presence. Sympathy and solidarity are scarce, to say the least. At worst, they can be obtuse, envious, irreligious, adulterous, temperamental, lewd, lethargic, fraudulent, domineering, brutal, corrupt, and infamous. They have great difficulty maintaining privacy in normally private matters, and a significant number of them are public fornicators. The extreme weakness of Mars invites victimization. If neither the Sun, the Moon, nor Jupiter is placed in Aries or Scorpio, there can be severe mental disability. If there are no planets at all situated in these two signs, extreme mental disability is almost guaranteed (the only major exception is a Trine Moon, but if the Moon is situated in Libra or Taurus, it – like Mars in these signs – will still promote infidelity, adultery, and corruption). In Libra, social urges are powerful – usually too powerful. These natives are sensitive to what they call love, and one way or another will have a lot of it. They lack balance and alternate between full indulgence and total self-assertion. They need moderation in the social and love instincts which tend to run away with them, upset their lives and destroy their peace. This position of Mars along with Mars conjunct Venus are prime indications for infamy, fornication, and lewdness. They encourage inaneness, pure nonsense, and outright fraud. At best, they reveal people who totally lack privacy or have their privacy invaded. Most of them are clearly unintelligent. A few significant examples include Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, and Margaret Thatcher, but of these only Lincoln’s birth chart features this dignified sankhya yoga. More recent, popular examples include Bill Clinton, Pope John Paul II, Dalai Lama XIV, Ted Turner, and Pope Francis I. One extreme example is Josef Fritzl, born in the totally irrational and amoral Virgo generation. In Taurus, there is hardly any financial restraint. These natives require, and usually get, plenty of sex satisfaction. Yet in this, as in money, their energies can run away into prodigality and excesses. They know how they want to do things and generally manage to do them that way. Their motto is, I don’t want to fight; just let’s do it my way, and with or without the consent of the governed, they generally prevail. This position of Mars is number one for worldliness, and its natives tend to be powerless adulterers. A few major examples include Adolf Hitler, John F. Kennedy, and Olof Palme, but none of these turbulent politicians had birth charts featuring this highly dignified sankhya yoga. More recent, widely popular and frequently idolized examples include Fidel Castro, Michael Jackson, Madonna Ciccone, and Alex Jones; all their charts, with an exception for Ciccone’s, illustrate this yoga. An extreme example where Mars also acts as the atmakaraka is John Couey, but Kedara yoga along with the Sun and Venus (especially the latter) in Virgo and Saturn conjunct the Moon are all necessary to explain his kidnapping, sexual battering, and cold-blooded murder of a nine-year old girl. Common for both positions is the potential for extreme mental illness, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and ALS. Few natives of these fully afflicted placements are religious in any authentic or sincere way. They suffer from mental disability and are weak, thoughtless, and restless or soft, stubborn, and lewd. If there are no strong and unafflicted planets enjoying essential dignity in Aries or Scorpio, these people may completely lack capacity for genuine thinking and intelligent analysis. Their extreme want of humility and modesty frequently precludes advancement in life. As children, natives of both placements might exhibit some degree of innate education or competence as well as charm or tact, but without any of the contradictory indications mentioned earlier, they are extremely slow learners. Without conflicting or at least mitigating indications of special significance, such as a dignified Trine Moon, a highly dignified Sun, a highly dignified Jupiter, or at least a dignified Mercury, all natives tend to be mentally unbalanced, moody, or inane. This is especially true for those who are also natives of the previous yoga or one of its corroborating indications. If the Sun is severely cusped or fully afflicted and there are no unafflicted planets in Leo or tightly conjunct the Sun, they can be utter cowards, completely devoid of sympathy and honor. They rarely show any consideration for other people, and the same goes for animals. People whose charts feature these Mars placements in combination with Mercury, Saturn, or Venus in Aries or Scorpio indulge in antisocial behavior. With Mars in Libra, they are dense, spineless, and frequently lewd. They often personify archetypical bullies. In Taurus, they are envious, powerless, and often adulterous. Many natives are perpetually switching between their Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde personalities.

Also a strong Sun in the signs of this yoga boosts its least auspicious traits. An above average number of these natives get legitimately labelled as drunks or drinkers, tramps or fags. Few of them will ever be described as sympathetic, but most of them will regularly come across as contrary and unfriendly. In Libra, there may be plenty of love and understanding waiting in the high above, but the characteristics closer to home are weakness and envy. Most of the traits associated with Mars in Taurus apply here as well. These people need to cultivate attention. If they do not, their public image will erode over time. The same fate awaits their intimate relations – if they have any. Libra Suns should not be expected to keep clean or think a lot. Their restlessness is likely to take over well before they have a chance to think anything through. Libra is not a stable sign, but it always seeks to achieve a fair and just balance. Natives of the Sun in this sign value other people a great deal and will often please others before thinking of what they want themselves. At their best, they can be ideal companions, moderate in almost every way. At their worst, they epitomize bipolar disorder. They may be selfless and democratic in spirit but are often thought of as aristocrats or snobs. Many who have tried to force these apparently yielding people along a path counter to their principles have felt the iron hand in the velvet glove. Their IQ is often above average and so is their physical strength. Although better educated than most people and at ease with abstract concepts, their education has obvious and significant gaps. In Taurus, lust has replaced thinking. Most of the traits mentioned under Mars in Libra apply here as well. These people have an unmatched singleness of purpose. It is their need for security. Their instinct is to hold themselves to what they need and want – and they cannot by any force in the world be held to anything else. These people can be extremely social and highly reliable. If you are willing to never go against them, they are the easiest people to live with, rarely ever losing their temper or sense of tact, raising their voice, becoming mad or aggressive, leaving you with a dismal or blunt remark, acting like a jerk or wuss. They are attracted to perfumes and often have prominent noses. While it is common for the women to be strikingly attractive to men, the men are rarely attractive to women. Since the men tend to be sexist and unattractive, they are often hated or at least implicitly disliked by women. This may be less of any issue than it may seem at first, since Taurus is the most frequent position of the Sun among faggots and these may not care much about women anyway. Natives of both genders have deep and sometimes dark subconsciouses. A prime example is Sigmund Freud. Taurus is perhaps the most competent sign of the zodiac and if you want to have a house built to stand the test time, both esthetically and otherwise, it may be wise to hire a builder with the Sun in this sign. Just beware of the possibly wide cracks in their competence and supervise them carefully. In both signs, the Sun is highly afflicted. Since Libra and Taurus are situated exactly opposite Aries and Scorpio, the signs of thinking and analysis, the Sun in the former signs are unlikely to produce great thinkers or intelligent analysts. Instead, these positions usually reveal unintelligent and irreligious people. At their best, they are unaggressive and sensitive or responsible and tactful. Otherwise, they can be oppressive and militant or domineering and brutal. The mental weakness or softness (also known as mental retardation) associated with these positions of the Sun also increases the risk of mental illness. A dignified sankhya yoga (such as this one) with a strong and unafflicted ruler and a domiciled or exalted Solar Moon can greatly mitigate or even overshadow the effects of the solar afflictions. With the Sun in Libra, the Solar Moon is domiciled in Pisces and exalted in Scorpio as well as Gemini. With the Sun in Taurus, the Solar Moon is domiciled in Sagittarius and exalted in Aries as well as Virgo. Note that the Moon itself always has some major issues in Gemini and Virgo, regardless of the Sun sign. The combination of the Sun in Libra with the Moon in Pisces may produce a born diplomat or detective. These people can outguess almost anyone. Usually beyond reproach themselves, they can smell a crook at five hundred meter. The fully exalted Moon in Scorpio can completely overshadow the solar affliction. These people are mentally astute and ready students, frequently precocious and facile. Here is independence of mind and action, thought and expression. The Sun in Taurus in combination with the Moon in Sagittarius may produce a born scholar. These people have a highly developed social sense and an even higher moral sense. Without major and severe afflictions, they will stick to their very high principles both in their personal conduct and in the abstract. The fully exalted Moon in Aries can completely overshadow the fallen Sun. Unless the Moon is combust, these people usually have a truly remarkable mind that is capable of mastering anything, however abstruse or realistic it may be. These people are capable of making both themselves and those around them unhappy by getting their own way. This is truly a position of: Beware your desire for assuredly you will have it.

Initial findings support Taurus as the most common position of the Sun among faggots. It is the least frequent position among lesbians. Neither is in anyway surprising, since Taurus is the motherly sign, and thus the most developed of all the womanly signs. More surprising – to me at least – is to find Libra as a close second for the same pattern. Surprising because Libra is the fatherly sign, bringing together the most manly attributes, including confidence, justice, semen, warmth, and taste. One possible explanation is that both of these highly undignified placements of the Sun substantially reduce faith and fortune (solar keywords), making childhood victimization more likely and normal material development less likely. Another plausible explanation is that someone with the Sun in one of the most extroverted signs is less likely to hide his sexual orientation than someone with the Sun in Virgo, Taurus, or Capricorn. My guess is that the numbers of in-the-closet faggots in the Earth signs should be a lot higher than in the Air signs. Among the 179 lesbians included in this preliminary study, the three most womanly signs all show low frequencies for the Sun: Pisces and Taurus with 8 each, and Capricorn with 11. Of the inferior signs, only Virgo lies low with the same figure as Capricorn. The most frequent position is Aquarius with 26 entries. The last result should be no surprise, since it emphasizes the most extroverted sign of the zodiac.

Also Jupiter in the signs of this yoga promotes its worst traits, but to a lesser degree. Jupiter and the Sun in Taurus followed by Mars in Libra are indications of increasing daftness, rebellion, impureness, infidelity, and mental illness. In the case of Jupiter, the intellect is overcome by eroticism. These people are despotic, self-important, and uninterested in details. The same planets in Libra followed by Taurus may be just as challenging, but they are more extrovert and much more likely to start a conversation. Jupiter in Libra indicates restlessness and overconfidence. These people are often sweet and adulterous, but they easily get exhausted.

Contradictory

Planets in Aries and Scorpio weaken the typical traits of this yoga. Saturn in either sign or Mars conjunct Saturn exactly contradict and can at worst completely negate the best qualities. However, these indications also add passion and attention, causing decisions to be made more quickly. With Saturn in Scorpio, these natives can be wasteful, unhealthy, heartless, touchy, and less than happy. In Aries, they frequently reveal impatience, timidity, suspiciousness, delusions, and misunderstanding. Natives of both positions have reduced IQ (compared to the average for this yoga). If one of these indications is present with one of the previous yogas, the IQ is clearly below average.

The worst supplemental indications for Sula yoga also reduce the most admirable qualities of this yoga, but they bring very little or nothing good in their place. The same holds true for the corresponding indications for the remaining inferior yogas. All these indications weaken the typical warm, charming or genial characteristics of this yoga. So too does an afflicted or weak Venus. An atypically low IQ, antisocial behavior (including pseudo-psychiatry) and inferiority complexes, all require an afflicted or extremely weak Venus, or a highly or fully undignifed Saturn, and either twice as many directly antisocial indications as strong and unafflicted superior indications or one directly antisocial indication that involves Saturn or Venus (directly via own placement or indirectly via chaining). In addition, for any severe mental illness, bullying or domineering tendencies, or pseudo-psychiatric practice, both the Sun and the Moon must be undignifed and at least one of the antisocial indications must be highly or fully undignified, or Mars and Mercury must both lack essential dignity and at least one of them must be severely afflicted.

The Sun in Aries or Scorpio reduces any hypersocial tendencies. If the Sun is dignified, its natives should have especially few mental issues, and the otherwise typical symptoms of mental difficulties, such as weakness and restlessness, infidelity and lewdness, oppression and complacency, bullying and domineering tendencies should not arise. If the Sun is highly dignified, it clearly reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological illnesses. Even if the Sun is not dignified, it will still promote versatile thinking and intelligent analysis in the above signs.

Veena Yoga

Veena yoga reveals masters on path to become like God. These wise, strong, and selfless natives, are delighted to serve others and big enough to wash the feet of their disciples. They have potential to become God’s finest, but trying to describe them is really above my head. The more extroverted natives are invincible in resistance and the more introverted successful also in submission.

Without contradictory indications, this yoga indicates individuals capable of grasping everything while being completely inscrutable to others. They are supposed to be happy as well as wise. This yoga is the first and only to come fully equipped for leadership. A number of its natives will have truly exceptional influence on the world.

Veena people are supposed to be eloquent, of real knowledge, and interested in religious precepts and rules of life. They are capable of all austerities mentioned in spiritual scriptures, skilled in every kind of work, very learned and shrewd. They often act as role models to their many friends and servants. Barred a possibility of carelessness or cowardliness, samadhi is not far away.

Loving right things only, these people are always full of energy and have various kinds of wealth and luxuries at their disposal. With no shortage of talent nor lack of confidence, nothing ever overwhelms them. They either ensure safety or know discipline. They have no fickle urges. Their health is usually robust, their longevity above average.

Veena natives rarely talk too much. They never speak ill of other people and they never use excessive force, whatever the situation. They are capable of infinite control and sacrifice. They have unmatched strength and endurance. They can easily master themselves and natives of both sexes are fully adept at leading lives of celibacy. They are never lazy nor busy. The more introverted natives can become quiet builders and the more extroverted great inventors.

The name of this yoga derives from a lute with seven strings. Many natives are literally fond of song, dance, and musical instruments. The number seven hints at all there is, and the most typical natives of this yoga are proficient in all areas of life. All natives value loneliness and solitude, since these are needed to tune skills as well as for invention and innovation. Despite this, most natives can usually be described as the most gregarious and social anywhere. The most introverted tend to be strikingly mannerly.

Veena yoga does not in itself impose any shortcomings of character or limits of fortune, thus all the other indications possible in a horoscope finally assume their full importance. Without any indications to the contrary, these natives never tell lies, nor do they harbor arrogant thoughts. They have depth of feeling but are wise enough not to be controlled by emotions. They know how to be detached from the material world and are always sober or wide awake. They represent the exact opposites of fakes, liars, fools, and addicts. The best natives are fully mature adults by the age of 30.

This yoga is fully dignified and embodies the people we all turn to when there is nowhere left to turn, or eventually have to reckon with, usually happily, but sometimes grudgingly. In a generic sense, they represent authorities or people who make life more endurable, including those most capable of filling the functions listed for the previous yogas. Their more specific and most typical posts are as statesmen, inventors, designers, managers, sages, priests, astrologers, mechanics, singers, musicians, dancers, and gods.

See Veena yoga example charts.

Supplemental Indications

Saturn in Aquarius or Capricorn corroborates the typical expression of this yoga. Without contradictory indications, these people’s personalities consist entirely of excellent qualities. If Saturn is unafflicted and strong, these natives are anything but fools. With Saturn in Aquarius, there is great concern for the welfare of other people and the society as a whole. This practical position also conveys great strength and knowledge, which can appear supernatural to more ordinary people. With Saturn in Capricorn, success in life is almost guaranteed. This spiritual position also conveys great discipline and insight, which can appear otherworldly to more normal people. All the planets situated in their own signs yields the perfection of man (the Sun acting as atmakaraka in Leo, the Moon in Cancer, etc.) or woman (the Moon acting as atmakaraka in Leo, the Sun in Cancer, etc.) and the realization of the truth We are all gods, as conveyed in the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 34.

The Worst

The Sun in the signs of this yoga brings forth the worst Saturnian traits and may reduce the Solar qualities to zero. Saturn as atmakaraka presents the exact same challenges. Without contradictory indications, fully undignfied emphasis on Saturn, the hardest of all the planets, points to an extremely hard life. It starts with an unusually difficult childhood and continues with a great many agonies later on as well. Natives of these karmic indications, without strong contradictory indications, do not experience much fun in life, but they frequently do experience authority, leadership, prestige, success, and considerable standing in society. Most of them cannot enjoy life even if they tried. They usually lack bravery, and due to their troubled pasts, they may at an early point in life completely turn off their capacity to empathize with themselves and other people. If this happens, it is very hard for them to turn it back on. While there is plenty of bad karma shown here, these indications also reveal spiritual skills, universal know-how, and superior strength and endurance. How they use their skillfulness and mastery of life depends on other indications. The only option available to these people is to gracefully or stoically endure whatever punishment life has to offer. Eventually, they will learn to turn a blind eye to their seemingly never-ending maladies and sufferings, and instead focus all their energies on their penance. The sooner they do this, the sooner their lives will improve. Good faith, humility before God, and recitation of the maha mantra are essential remedies. Natives who lack empathy and faith in God tend to mistreat those who treat them with respect and please those who abuse them. Put another way, they are more familiar with those outside their family and more engaged with those they are not engaged to. In Aquarius, the Sun reveals extrovert and gregarious people. Rich or poor, great or small, deep or shallow, they always like folk. More than a few of these people are social reformers and put their minds on the woes of humanity. They can be master problem solvers, poor astrologers, adept mechanics, disingenuous authorities, great inventors, and wasted talents, but more commonly, they show up as local or global aid workers. Aquarius is the wisest sign of the zodiac, and people born with the Sun in this sign tend to value knowledge more than everything. In love, they are loyal but not faithful. Most of them tend to be far from rich if not outright poor, but they rarely suffer from an inferiority complex. Instead, they are much more likely to overestimate their own abilities. They are usually stronger (electrically and practically) than the average person, but unless both the Moon and Venus are unafflicted and strong, they are neither prudent nor competent. Most of them also lack perception and wit. They are very bad at relations, especially close ones. They tend to be very hard on their families and intimates (if they have any). A dignified sankhya yoga and ruler along with an unafflicted fate line can bring out their most convivial and ingenious sides. Aquarians are as far from arrogant and greedy as you can possibly get. They make up mankind’s least selfish lot. An undignified sankhya yoga along with an afflicted fate line (especially if supported by antisocial or tactless indications, such as the Moon in Virgo and Venus in Aries or the Moon in Sagittarius and Mars in Taurus), is certain to reveal one of their more perverse habits: They enjoy doing the opposite of what is expected of them. At their worst behavior, these unkind people can be perfect jerks. They habitually return faith with faithlessness and care with carelessness. They are nearly impossible to teach anything, and they seemingly repeat the same mistakes ad infinitum. This is the most common position of the Sun among lesbians. In Capricorn, the Sun reveals ambition, discipline, learning, savvy, and great depth of character. Early in life, these people tend to suffer immense hardship, physical and emotional abuse, and even molestation. Although their background is frequently one of poverty and destitution, their focus on success rarely allows them to end up destitute as adults. Capricorn is the shrewdest sign of the zodiac. Its natives are daring dreamers. They can be focused students, demanding managers, tireless executives, keen adulterers, futuristic builders, superb musicians, miserly wanderers, and sacred saints. Most Capricornians have an adroit sense of humour. The women are the most unlikely spinsters. They tend to be quiet and naughty, hardly ever talkative or puritanical. Nobody can surpass their tolerance and endurance. While they are rarely passionate or ardent in love, they can be stable and steady, able to put up with a good deal for the sake of duty and sacrifice if not indeed for affection. Without a dignified sankhya yoga, Moon, and Venus or other indications to the contrary (such as Jupiter combust or situated in Leo), the Sun in Capricorn is likely to produce a total wuss who will not learn normality and faithfulness, loyalty and fidelity, honesty and openness, nor the meaning of fun before it is too late. Infidelity is very likely, and with the Moon in Pisces, deceit is almost a sure thing. If Mars is situated in Libra, they definitely know the meaning of cowardliness. Some early victimization might help explain their narcissistic and aloof behavior, but even a good explanation cannot return what they may steal, so I leave it up to you to decide how to best go about them – in very big circles maybe? This is the most frequent placement of the Sun in the group of 1080 criminal offenders referred to earlier in this document. Both positions increase the risk of neurological illness (Alzheimer’s disease and ALS may be the most obvious exponents). They also inhibit empathy. It must be willfully activated, perhaps with the help of therapy. Since the Sun, which signifies brain and vitality, is fully afflicted in both Aquarius and Capricorn, the oldest signs of the zodiac, the brain is not as quick as it could be. Natives of the Sun in Capricorn have a vitiated sense of balance and are regularly eccentric. People born with the Sun in Aquarius are never normal and often outright odd. Domiciled and exalted Solar Moons can greatly mitigate or even overshadow these afflictions. With the Sun in Capricorn, the Solar Moon is domiciled in Libra and exalted in Leo as well as Virgo. With the Sun in Aquarius, the Solar Moon is domiciled in Taurus and exalted in Cancer as well as Gemini. Note that the common Moon always has some issues in Virgo and Gemini. The combination of the Sun in Aquarius with the Moon in Taurus may produce a lover of peace and harmony. These people will use all their tact and graciousness to avoid a quarrel. Socially, they do not go out of their way for people, but their warmth makes them sought after company. They are interested in the arts, but they are usually not creative themselves. The nearly ideal Moon in Cancer may completely overshadow the solar affliction. These people are extremely popular in both small and wide circles. They have an uncanny faculty for responding to other people. They are romantic and keen on adventure. Although their impulses and intuitions tend to bear the stamp of practical good sense, their ideas are likely to be visionary. The combination of the Sun in Capricorn with the Moon in Libra may produce an eccentric, rigid, and inflexible personality with a great chance to rise to great heights through continuous and almost monomaniac plugging at some individual ideal or goal. These hardcore narcissists are extremely social. They like to be surrounded by people, but at the same time, they do not warm up to them very quickly. Their chief lesson is to give up some of their ideas and some of their independence in compromise with the world as it is. In the proportion that they learn cooperation, they will achieve success. The nearly ideal Moon in Leo may completely overshadow the solar affliction. These people are both enthusiastic and detached. Success in business, the arts, or politics is almost guaranteed. With this, the ultimate, sankhya yoga, their power acts at a spiritual level – and their rise to glory can be truly spectacular. If Saturn is dignified, they can become spiritual leaders. Provided that the yoga ruler is strong and unafflicted, the spiritual potential may be evident also with lesser sankhya yogas.

Jupiter in the signs of this yoga promotes character traits similar to those of the Sun in the same signs, but material matters suffer less and intellectual matters more. These people exhibit a notable lack of joy, ease, insight, and growth. An above average number of them are intellectually, emotionally, and morally retarded. All natives should lack stamina and care little or nothing for athletics. In Aquarius, Jupiter indicates castles in the air. Success in life is unlikely without a liberal dose of Earth somewhere else in the chart. These people have a tendency to see things through the wrong end of the opera glasses; realities recede in favor of other things. Their aims may get broader than their capacities, and many natives will be drifters. They are supposed to be poor and given to controversy, but also popular and considerate. This is the least common placement of Jupiter among faggots, but it is not infrequent among lesbians. In Capricorn, Jupiter brings qualities of daring and caution but also several low traits of character, including cowardliness, exploitation, and perversion. At worst, these people can be totally depraved. They do not know magnanimity and are supposed to have very little love for their fellow creatures. They are unlikely to be shy, but without contradictory indications, they lack bravery, compassion, and religious conduct. They are not very intelligent and have little sense of cleanliness. If Jupiter is the atmakaraka or dispositor of the Sun, they are prime candidates for narcissistic personality disorder. This placement is clearly more frequent among faggots than among lesbians.

Contradictory

Afflicted planets in Leo or Cancer weaken the typical qualities of this yoga. Saturn in these signs exactly contradicts the best features. In Leo, there is arrogance and a great risk of depression. In Cancer, there is drama and a huge potential for defeat and failure. In both signs, the health is a softer or more fragile than normally expected from this fully dignified sankhya yoga.

Credits and Feedback

Although most of the sankhya yoga delineations have stabilized recently, none of them are carved in stone. Constructive criticism is welcome and greatly appreciated. In case of astrological inaccuracy, please suggest a correction, otherwise, feel free to prove any statement wrong. I would be especially grateful for quotes to lead and trail the still bare delineations. Obviously, the supplemental sections also welcome all suggestions for improvement. Many delineations borrow much of the wording from two textbooks by the most brilliant and greatly missed US astrologer Grant Lewi (1902–’51). Note that a few delineations in this document disagree with those published in Astrology for the Millions, sixth revised edition. Full and proper credits and a web form for easy feedback submission should appear in due time; until then, please use the author email address. Thank you for reading this far (unless you have a Gemini Sun, in which case you have probably skipped over all the important bits). To all of God’s chosen: God bless you all!




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