KALA SARPA YOG(AM)/DOSH(AM) – is it good or bad ?

In today’s discussion let’s talk about Kala Sarpa Yog(am)/Dosh(am) is it good? or is it bad?, and how does it astrologically impact the person.

When all the seven planets (Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Venus & Mars) are situated between Rahu & Ketu in a person’s horoscope, then this position is called as Kala Sarpa yog. Why is it called Kala Sarpa yog? Per Indian mythology Rahu is snake’s head and Ketu is snake’s tail. Since all other planets are positioned between head and tail, people started calling it as Kala Sarpa yog/dosh.

How is it impacting the person with such a yog/dosh? Per Indian astrology Rahu & Ketu are Chaya (shadow) planets, meaning they don’t own any rasi/house (zodiac sign). They merely will act/produce the results of planets co-joined with it or aspecting them. For example, if Rahu is co-joined with Saturn, Rahu will behave like Saturn in that person’s life, it will be like 2 Saturns. If Saturn is positioned in good houses/bhava, the person will get twice the benefits of Saturn and vice versa. When Rahu/Ketu themselves depend on other planets to exhibit their behavior, how can they weaken or control the other planets? Majority of astrologers say this dosha causes lot of troubles to the person. I have seen many people who has this dosha and are doing well in their life. Here are some examples of celebrities with this dosha: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Dhiru Bhai Ambani, Rajinikanth, Sachin Tendulkar, George W Bush.

A person’s issues/troubles/success needs to be ascertained by considering their positions of all the 9 planets (including Rahu & Ketu) and not because of 7 planets situated between Rahu & Ketu. This same view is also echoed by my present guru Shri Umang Taneja and also Late Shri B.V.Raman, Dr.C.V.B.Subrahmanyam, HOD Astrology, PS University, Hyderabad.

Thanks for the read; let’s catch up on some other time with another interesting topic.

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