Shri B.V. Raman's
following is a complete and direct quotation from
Hundred Important Combinations "-- (10th ed., Delhi, 1991). Originally published in 1947.
B. P. Lama
added bold text and highlighting upon key points.
Classical planetary yogas:
modern interpretation and
NOTE ON KALA
SARPA YOGA by B.V. Raman
(bold/italics applied by B.P. Lama)
Yoga (KSY) is said to be formed if All the planets are situated between Rahu and Kethu.
results are that
countries and rulers are
speaking, KSY does not find a place in the
classical astrological literature. How this yoga gained currency and gathered a sinister meaning is not
propose to make a few observations in the light Of my own humble experience and it is left to the discretion
of the readers to accept them for what The
y are worth.
Graha between Ketu and Rahu?
definition of KSY given above generally holds
to some, his does not constitute KSY. But
in our view
of whether the planets are between Rahu and Kethu, or Kethu
and Rahu, the yoga technically exists.
in conferring results several variations are
possible. The general belief is that KSY is evil, restraining
all the other good yogas present in the horoscope,
and that those having the yoga will have set-backs and reverses in
It is also feared that Kalasarpa
Yoga is capable of nullifying the most powerful Dhana-yogas, rendering a rich man poor.
interpreting Kalasarpa Yoga, consideration should
be given to the
houses which are mainly
1st and 7th,
2nd and 8th,
3rd and 9th,
4th and 10th,
6th and 12th, etc.
each case the results could be different, depending upon
a number of other horoscopic factors.
on the 6th-12th axis
Generally it is found, other combinations warranting, The
6th-12th axis (i.e., Kalasarpa Yoga) could indicateincarceration, or spiritual elevation, depending upon
the presence or absence of powerful Bandhana Yogas.
on the 1st-7th axis
the axis involves the 1st and 7th
is not good for marital happiness.
If the 7th lord Or Venus is
strongly placed and well disposed then The evil results should not be predicted. The marital troubles
Knowing in advance, the implications of this yoga,
regulate one's thinking
and behavior and develop an understanding.
on the 4th-10th axis
if the houses involved are the 4th and 10th,
has its bright shades.
It makes one
hard-working, aware of one's own ability - despite
It raises the native s top positionsin their respective fields provided of course
otherRaja Yoga s are
favors rise in mundane lifewhile Kethu-Rahu axis
indicates elevation in spiritual matters.
important factors to be noted are:
InA KSY horoscope, the evil gets
if the Lagna
is between Kethu and Rahu
gets almost neutralized
if the Lagna is between Rahu and
yoga can be considered as defunct
if a single planet is withRahu or Kethu or outsidethe axis.
original sloka refers to
Agre rahu, i. e., Rahu must be the main or prominent planet which means
Yoga can become effective if planets are in between Rahu and Kethu.
common fear that if Kala-Sarpa Yoga is fully present the
effects of other good planetary combinations get nullified
is not without justification. There are horoscopes with excellent yogas
showing great advancement and prosperity but the native s continue to
be mediocre. A brilliant
career may suddenly end.
Such cases may have KSY but
it may not be the main cause
for making one what he is. It
maybe one of
the following horoscope, KSY is present because of the situation of all the planets in
between Kethu and Rahu.
But the other afflictions
- such as the political
planet and lord of the 9th Sun being aspected by Saturn, and Saturn being in
conjunction in the 7th with the Lord of
Lagna- gave a deep fall despite
the fact that the native rose to the highest positionby virtue of other Raja Yoga s, reckoned from
both Lagna and Chandra Lagna. The end of Saturn Dasha gave a violent death.
Mark the fact the
Axis involves the 12th and 6th. the native wasbetrayedby his own trusted colleagues.
occurs to me that
undue importance need not be
given to KSY.
The view held by some astrologers
KSY affects longevity and adversely affects the
operation of other yogas favouring rise in life, achievement and accomplishment
is not tenable.
overall assessment of the horoscope is important.
single yoga, including KSY, is capable of marring
or making a horoscope.In our view, Kalasarpa
Yoga plays an important role in mundane astrology and is
much importance in individual
charts." [end direct quote]
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