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Viparita Raja Yoga

Harsha Yoga * L-8 or L-12 occupies bhava-6

Sarala Yoga * L-6 or L-12 occupies bhava-8

Vimala Yoga * L-6 or L-8 occupies bhava-12

6th-from dissolves the status of balanced equity and agreement, triggering a condition of toxicity and disagreement. See also 6th-from-Chandra

8th-from destroys and rebirths the container of the life force .See also 8th-from-Chandra

12th-from dissipates and dissolves the life force identity . See also 12th-from-Chandra

Vocabulary for Raja Yoga


  • a king, sovereign, chief
  • best of its kind


  • turned round, reversed, inverted; inverse or reverse motion;
  • going backwards or in a reverse direction
  • being the reverse of anything; acting in a contrary manner, opposite, contrary to
  • going asunder or in different directions, various, different
  • perverse, wrong, contrary to rule
  • adverse, inauspicious, unfavourable
  • false, untrue
  • a perverse or unchaste woman
  • acting in a contrary manner or perversely
  • contrary-minded, having a perverted mind or impaired mental faculties
  • contrariety, inversion, counterpart
  • inverted sexual intercourse
  • contrary Ayana or progress of the sun from solstice to solstice

Vimala [L-12 in 8 -or- L-12 in 6]

  • stainless, spotless,

  • clean, bright, pure

Harsha [L-6 in 8 -or- L-6 in 12]

  • excitement, joy, pleasure, happiness (literally, 'erection')

Sarala [L-8 in 6 -or- L-8 in 12]

  • straight (not crooked) * upright, sincere, candid, honest

Viparita Raja Yoga = in the right place at the right time when things go wrong.

  • Viparita Raja Yoga gives a sudden opportunity to gain worldly power through an unfortunate or negative situation.

  • For example, upheaval (8) in organizational ranks caused by the death or scandal (6) causing the loss (12) of a corporate officer, could provide the window of opportunity for sudden promotion.

  • When VRY applies, the obstacles which normally prevent one from obtaining benefits, such as enemies (6), conditions

Viparita Raja Yoga = fast and forceful.

Like Cinderella's magic pumpkin carriage and unlike normal Raja Yoga, VRY = situational and not constitutional.

VRY benefits do not sustain past the immediate occasion of the occurrence.

Other, deeper personality strengths must arise to sustain the moment of opportunity.

  • To maintain a VRY-type sudden, power-vacuum promotion, one must have the genuine skills to do the job.

  • The Viparita Raja Yoga only provides the shocking change in a fixed environment which opens the door to power; but to keep the power, one must have a genuine Raja combination somewhere else in the nativity -- else the pretender soon will be deposed.

  • sometimes the Viparita" crooked" Raja Yoga implies a degree of schadenfreude = taking pleasure at the ill fortune of others.

    But normally the VRY native is not a malicious person at all.

    Rather, some event which harms others through no fault of the native happens to create a positive opportunity in the native 's life. And as always the native must possess the necessary assets - wealth, character, alliances -- to develop and continue the Viparita Raja Yoga"window of opportunity".

    Otherwise, the moment of privilege will soon expire.

L-6 in 12 produces a peculiar but favorable Viparita Raja Yoga Broken trust, illicit activities, debts, etc are not exposed to the public (12, dissolution of identity)

Clandestine activities (12) with persons of marginalized status (6) are often degrading but these same socially disproportionate (6) relationships can surprisingly aid the meditation skills by showing a path to ego-dissolution via imagination and fantasies

Rules for Viparita Raja Yoga

Ruler of 6, ruler of 8 or ruler of 12 must occupy bhava-6, bhava-8 or bhava-12

According to some authorities, there are exceptions and exclusions:

  • the L-6 cannot be also L-1, L-5, or L-9. Thus according to these authorities, neither Shukra, Budha, nor Shani cannot form a viparita raja yoga for the Vrishabha lagna.

  • the L-8 cannot be also L-1, L-5, or L-9 Thus according to these authorities, neither Mangala, Chandra nor Guru cannot form a viparita raja yoga for the Vrischika lagna.

  • the L-12 cannot be also L-1, L-5, or L-9. Thus according to these authorities, neither Shani, Budha, nor Shukra cannot form a viparita raja yoga for the Kumbha lagna.

According to some authorities, in the dushthamsha wherein the Viparita Raja Yoga occurs (it can occur in 6, 8, or 12) no temporal benefic can be present (no L-1+L-5+L-9)

According to some authorities: VRY does not apply

  • L-6 in 6

  • L-8 in 8

  • L-12 in 12

Parivartamsha = No VRY

VRY does not work properly when there is a parivartamsha

  • between L-6 and L-8

  • between L-6 and L-12

  • between L-8 and L-12.

The parivartamsha reinforces the L-6+L-8+L-12 so that the dushthamsha lord gets its negative powers restored.

Harsha Yoga

L-6 occupies bhava-8 * L-6 occupies bhava-12

L-6 * Surya occupies bhava-8

L-6 * Chandra occupies bhava-8

L-6 Mangala occupies bhava-8

L-6 Budha occupies bhava-8

L-6 Guru occupies bhava-8 * many transformations, much identity change

L-6 Shukra occupies bhava-8

  • "Total Surrender" 1910-1997 Mother Teresa of Kolkata * parivartamsha L-8 Chandra-6

L-6 Shani occupies bhava-8 * long life

L-6 occupies bhava-12 private conflict behind the scenes, foreign lands, clandestine actions

L-6 = Surya occupies bhava-12

L-6 = Chandra occupies bhava-12

L-6 = Mangala occupies bhava-12

L-6 = Budha occupies bhava-12

L-6 = Guru occupies bhava-12 * many meditations, much sanctuary, multiple enclosures

L-6 = Shukra occupies bhava-12 * perceived as fair-and-just despite the crimes of war

L-6 = Shani occupies bhava-12 * perceived as dignified and socially responsible despite the crimes of war

Prevents undue harm from those agents and environments which produce sickness, enemies, debt, war, enslavement, or pollution.

Harsha Yoga creates unique protection for those engaged in service, by preventing the harshest consequences of those highly unbalanced environments wherein the native has dedicated a ministry of service.

Found often in the nativities of medical professionals, those who handle implements of war or drugs, those who assist criminals, who help slaves or who engage in adversarial activities such as litigation which are intended to help.

One is largely protected from the usually dire consequences of involvement with exploitation, prostitution, pollution, criminals, drugs, disease, war, or poverty. Harmful events first negatively affect others, then a special door may open for the native.

One blessed by this yoga can profit from the sudden occurrence of a power vacuum.

  • The pattern often emerges several times during long incarnations.

When misfortune (6) befalls others and the native is well-prepared, a sudden vacancy may occur in a desirable position.

one may be able and indeed welcomed to step across the threshold, into a surprisingly (8) available opportunity.

Another and highly significant benefit of Harsha Yoga = almost guaranteed to escape legal conviction for crimes.

The L-6 (crimes) is plunged into the mysterious 8th bhava. Even when detailed accusations have been levied against the native, Prosecutors are generally unable to discover (8) adequate evidence to seal a conviction.

  • the Harsha Yogi can normally evade and avoid hostile enemies (8) via clever transformations (8)."Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein was able to escape the vicious Gestapo (6) of Nazi Germany during WW-2.

  • POTUS-34 Interstate Highway System Dwight D. Eisenhower avoided the detection of the Nazi forces of occupies France when mounting the dangerous Normandy Invasion on "D-Day" in WW-2. His wartime extramarital affair (Shukra) and the parallel adventures of his wife (Shukra) were also successfully denied, preventing scandal.

  • Christian Science 1821-1910 Mary Baker Eddy was regularly accused of fraud and plagiarism but her influence was generally unharmed; her following grew despite the slander. Also Rahu-Kumbha-6, privilege via socially marginalized or illicit activity.

Avoiding the most harmful effects of Divorce

Mr. Trump married fashion model Ivana Zelničkova and they produced three children. When Mr. Trump fell in love with Marla Maples, he and Ivana did Divorce in a very public display.

  • However, in addition to being marital spouses and co-parents, Donald and Ivana had been successful business partners. Rather than end their marriage in a financially destructive acrimonious capital loss, they resolved all financial disputes out of court.

  • The post-divorce relationship which this pair developed on the basis of their continued professional collaboration was so successful that The Donald hosted one of Ivana's subsequent weddings at his lavish Florida estate. Unlike many who experience divorce as a devastating financial loss, both ex-partners avoided this trouble and have since generated significant personal fortunes.

Most of the negative implications of Ripu bhava-6 are associated with mental disturbance from animosity, accusation, poverty, conflict, debt, or disease.

The beauty of Harsha Yoga = the bitterness of disagreement (6) is weakened when the L-6 enters bhava-8 of sudden shocks (8) or bhava-12 of retreat into the imagination. L-6 in 8 or L-6 in 12 will either force (8) or guide (12) most conflicts into a neutral, non-harmful outcome.

L-6 occupies bhava-8

L-6 in 3rd-from-swakshetra = commercial success via illicit but tax-camouflaged hidden monies

A super-malefic combination which can produce financially successful results via communications media + handcraft such as writing and painting.

Surprising self-made financial wealth (3)

  • on the basis of lawsuits, disagreements, divorce, illnesses, pollution, impoverishment or war (6)

one is able to craft a message (3) which explains:

  • occult phenomena, secretive behaviors, hidden monies, trauma, rejuvenation, revelations and discoveries, the cycles of birth and death (8)

On a high spiritual level, one may be empowered to use the occasion of physical disease for the purpose of explaining the reality of eternal life.

  • Pope John Paul II 1920-2005 Karol Wojtyla made public his painful degeneration into the tremors and aches of Parkinson's disease. Many were called to a deeper faith through his display of physical suffering.

  • "Be Here Now" Baba Ram Dass suffered a severely debilitating stroke yet continued to teach and facilitate retreats for decades afterward. His patience and courage in the face of outer-body injury and disease brought many to cultivate inner awareness.

L-6 occupies bhava-12 = "sleeping with the enemy"

L-6 resides in 7th-from-swakshetra =

Surprising equity (7) on the basis of conflict, accusations, lawsuits, disagreements, divorce, illnesses, pollution, impoverishment, war (6)

one is able to form alliances (7) which bridge adversarial interests in:

private bedroom life, meditation and prayer, dissolution of flesh-body identity, imprisonment, hospitalization, or long sojourn in distant lands (12)

L-6-in-12 = reduces loss from enemies or broken contracts via the establishment of equitable private contractual agreements (often marriages) with persons who would normally be classified as an enemy.

  • POTUS-40 partner "Just Say No" Nancy Davis Reagan * March-1952 during her Budha-Shani period, Nancy married her husband of five decades, POTUS-40 "American Life" Ronald Reagan with whose child she was pregnant. Fortunately, L-6 Shani in bhava-12 ensured that Nancy would be able to maintain social approbation despite the potential indignity of the situation.

L-6 in 12 brings the narrative of social conflict (6) into the realm of imagination, spiritual guidance and private prayer (12). The native may experience criticism and exploitation, toxic relationships and bullying. However one will generally emerge unscathed from the battle due to the power of bhava-12 to dematerialize its contents into the astral and etheric realms.

  • "Be Here Now" Baba Ram Dass L-6 Guru occupies bhava-12 * endured a lying (6) scandal that threatened to destroy his credibility. Richard Alpert was a gay man who represented himself as a celibate sisya focused solely upon the eternal love of his materially deceased Guru (Brihaspati-12). Yet Ram Dass was continuing to practice the impersonal clandestine meetings of the scorned homosexual culture that were in practice at the time. When Ram Dass "came out", he was met with neither approbation nor rejection but rather with compassionate understanding (Guru-12). His common humanity (Guru) seemed to have increased, and no harm was done to his spiritual education mission.

L-6 carries a script of accusation and disagreement wherever the L-6 goes.

However, matters of randhra bhava = rather quickly destroyed and reborn.

If what is in randhra bhava-8 happens to be the L-6, then disagreement will be quickly transformed into some new form which preserves the essence but changes the container." Therefore this native is often a skilled and speedy re-crafter of relationships which have become inimical L-6 in 8 is able to quick-change (8) the social identity and appearance of the disagreement, transforming it into something of continuing vitality .

the native may be able to transform the worst experiences of 6 = jealousy, divorce, drug addiction, crime, war, environmental and social toxicity and pollution, social conflict of every variety

After transformation, the conflict of 6 turns into fuel for the engines of transformation, re-invention, and rebirth.

The agents of imbalance, including one's accusers, enemies and their arguments = temporarily destroyed (8) or dissipated and dissolved (12, drains the life force).

  • L-6 in 8 destroys debt and eradicates illness .

  • Therefore+ L-6 in 8 indicates wealth and health. These natives almost never suffer usurious loans for home mortgage, university diploma or automobile purchase; they are rarely sick in the flesh-body; minimal marital conflict -- unless some other factor evokes the animosity of Ari bhava.

The pious cover-up:

  • One is fond of saying that one has virtuously saved the money so that no loan was needed for essential but expensive items like homes, educations, automobiles, or medical treatment.

  • However, on closer inspection it is generally the case that a hidden source of funds such as money from parents (inheritance) or a corporate no-repayment loan has protected the native from assumption of debt.

  • Personal virtue is rarely a motivating cause in matters of L-6!

Graha which are plunged into obscurity of Vyaya bhava do not lose their karaka functionality but the occupants of their ruled bhava = drained of power.

  • Thus L-6 in 12 dissolves the power of L-6 the debt lord.

  • Harsha Yoga partly or completely dissolves poverty due to indebtedness.

Harsha Yoga destroys disagreements; therefore in the period of the L-6 which occupies 8 or 12, a special window of opportunity may open during which one may obtain access to a desired person, position, object, or experience.

L-6 residing in bhava-12 is less extreme and less immediately effective, although ultimately its benefits produce a loss of imbalanced conditions and eradication of animosity.

12 is dissolving; 8 is explosively and often catastrophically destructive.

12th = 7th-from-6th, it is a private world, where the agreements of one's enemies are crafted. If L-6 resides in 12, the agency of the enemies is somewhat dissolved into one's imagination.

The power of disease, which is at root the power of one's own mind to argue oneself into a state of molecular disorder, is dissolved into the astral world.

L-6 in 12 disturbs the dreams and upsets the meditation but it also eats away at the materialization potential of the enemies.

Animosity, debt, and disease exist but these evils remain imprisoned in the imagination. there can be mental health issues but the material debt is largely gone and one's enemies are only in the head.

During periods of L-6, enemies, debts, slavery, medicines, disease, and arguments do arise from their subconsciously managed script; however, these phantoms manifest only in the private and off-shore realms: in the bedroom, in the imagination, in the meditation center, in foreign lands.

The day-to-day, public life is not harmed and is indeed helped through remarkable events.

Enemies are suddenly re-assigned to a foreign post (12).

Enemies in the workplace (6) such as the manager who was blocking one's promotion (6) suddenly retires (12).

Debts are suddenly re-negotiated (7th-from-6th) or the loan is acquired by an agency which is forced to give the debtor more favorable repayment terms and the agent takes a loss. Perhaps there is a new law, or simply a bank manager's oversight - but the end result is that the contract (7th-from) effectively dissolves the debt.

Disease which originates in the thoughts, but which had by the time of the period of the L-6 percolated down through the astral-emotional plane and successfully manifested in the physical body, rather suddenly retreats back into the astral plane.

Recovery from disease under circumstances of Harsha Yoga is often the result of making agreements (7) with disembodied spirits (12) while in a state of prayer (12).

When L-12 goes into bhava-6 argumentation, conflict, victims and the underclass, then one loses one's ability to negotiate conflicts. There may follow some desperate actions which are perceived to be"options of last resort" in order to"solve the problem" of the impending loss of personal identity, caused (it is perceived) by enemies, by disease, or by debt.

Thus the opportunity for unintended criminal consequences of rather confused (12) actions, those actions being ultimately manipulated by the spirits on the astral plane (mainly ancestor spirits) who speak in the dream voice.

If L-12 is an aggressive graha, the result could be violent. But generally the result is somewhat diffused.

Examples: Harsha Yoga = L-6 in 12 or L-6 in 8

Example 1 = "Theory of Relativity" 1879-1955 Albert Einstein

Harsha Yoga uttama L-6 Mangala with Rahu occupies bhava-8

Broken social contract (6) re-crafted into catastrophic tool of social transformation (atomic bomb, 8)

Jews in anti-Semitic WW-2 Germany,"Theory of Relativity" 1879-1955 Albert Einstein and his family acquired"enemy" caste status (6). They were stripped of citizenship rights (6, broken trust in social contract) by the German government, made victims of violence (6), and scheduled for annihilation (8, conditions of death).

By the auspice of Harsha Yoga, Einstein and family were moved to Princeton University in USA, where he was able to live a quietly productive intellectual life.

  • Of course, once settled in the USA, his physics knowledge was quickly put to use designing the most terrible bomb (8) of all.

  • This VRY is particularly interesting because one personal evil (6) was clearly traded for another larger, social evil.

The L-6 uttama-Mangala with Rahu is as disruptive and destructive as possible, yet the native is not harmed by it and in fact, Mangala in 8 destroys the likely slavery (nichha Chandra) conditions in 6.

  • Also in nichha Chandra / uttama-Mangala period, Einstein won the Nobel Prize for Physics.
  • There is much speculation that his work drew heavily upon hidden sources (8) including unacknowledged scholarly colleagues who became his enemies (8) and his physicist wife whom he divorced (6) shortly before winning the honor.

Sarala Yoga

L-8 in 6 * or* L-8 in 12

L-8 occupies bhava-6

L-8 Surya occupies bhava-6

L-8 Chandra occupies bhava-6

  • "Total Surrender" 1910-1997 Mother Teresa of Kolkata * uttama yuti Rahu * parivartamsha L-6 Shukra-8

L-8 Mangala occupies bhava-6

L-8 Budha occupies bhava-6

L-8 Guru occupies bhava-6

L-8 Shukra occupies bhava-6

L-8 Shani occupies bhava-6

L-8 occupies bhava-12

L-8 = Surya-12

L-8 = Chandra-12

L-8 = Mangala-12

L-8 = Budha-12

L-8 = Guru-12

L-8 = Shukra-12

L-8 = Shani-12 * dignity (Shani) unharmed by imprisonment, or banishment


Most of the negative implications of randhra bhava = feeling overwhelmed by fear due to catastrophic shocks. Bhava-8 can be a setting for trauma and terror.

The beauty of Sarala Yoga = terror of the unknown (8) is weakened in the bhava of accusations (6) and spiritual guidance (12). Result = a favorable but necessarily transformative outcome.

  • Mysterious or un-diagnosable diseases, threat of annihilation, hidden dangers and secret forces (8) are disempowered when these terrors are brought into accusatory litigation (6)

L-8 occupies bhava-6

L-8 in 11th-from-swakshetra = profits from keeping secrets, handling disasters, or making a shocking discovery.

Surprising gains arise from situations in which:

on the basis of occult phenomena, secretive behaviors, hidden monies, trauma, widowhood or sudden death of partner, shocking discoveries, sudden emergence, catastrophic or sudden, forced change (8)

  • Christian Science 1821-1910 Mary Baker Eddy L-8 Budha occupies bhava-6 * endured a series of early life catastrophic changes including an abusive father, widowhood, marital abandonment, kidnapping of her child (he was sold to distant farm family) and excruciating bodily illnesses which gave her a haggard (6, 8) appearance. These relentless shocks opened her clairsentience, and her began to understand the psycho-emotional energy which operates the material fleshbody systems

  • Sophie's Choice" Meryl Streep * nichha-L-8 Guru occupies bhava-6 . Ms. Streep was an ascending young dramatist, engaged to marry her great love 14 years her elder, when he was stricken by lung cancer (Makara-6). He died in her care. Rahu-8 Meena is controlled by L-8 Guru-6 (husband). This tragedy and its required sudden identity change occurred during the onset of Rahu-Rahu mahadasha. Half a year after her fiancé's fleshdeath, to the surprise of her friends and family, she met and quickly married a previously unknown man. Although the weakened, occult nichha-Guru cannot sustain the first agent, her robust Shani-1 second husband is L-7. The sudden, unanticipated marriage to a man neither involved in drama nor seeking fame did surprise observers, but Shani is well grounded in the identity-core bhava-1. The second marriage has endured for nearly 40 years.

which produces fruit (11) of lawsuits, illnesses, divorce, pollution, impoverishment or war(6)

even potentially catastrophic lawsuits or other accusation of crimes are typically avoided when the auspicious Sarala Yoga is present in the nativity.

  • "On Golden Pond" drama-commerce Jane Fonda gained empowerments following each of her three famed divorces. In addition, although she did endure considerable public outrage due to her "Hanoi Jane" photographs, nevertheless her exercise-video and dramatic acting career proceeded successfully.

  • USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King L-8 Shani occupies bhava-6 * while leading a civil disobedience movement that was considered illegal by most Southern judges, MLK generally avoided going to jail

  • Ave Maria 1935-2007 tenor Luciano Pavarotti was charged by Italian officials with massive tax fraud (Shukra-6), but was able to settle out of court for an undisclosed amount (Budha-8 covered accounts) which was generally believed to be only a portion of the original debt.

The native may indeed have committed a crime but the punishments are largely escaped via clever and well-timed transformations.

For example, well-timed change of passport, political revolution in your favor, sudden disappearance of evidence, surgical change of appearance or convincing new identity ( e.g. USA witness protection program)

L-8 occupies bhava-12.

L-8 in 5th-from-swakshetra = gambling wins from keeping secrets, handling disasters, or making a shocking discovery.

Surprising brilliant performance arises from situations in which:

on the basis of occult phenomena, secretive behaviors, hidden monies, trauma, widowhood or sudden death of partner, shocking discoveries, sudden emergence, catastrophic or sudden, forced change (8)

  • "Entertaining" media Martha Kostyra Stewart kept secret the dealings of her financial partners. She was briefly imprisoned (12) but her reputation was preserved and within a few years of her return to commercial business, her entire media empire was restored (8 rebirth)

one channels a divine creative intelligence (5) that throws a Bright Light upon the world of spiritual imagination (temporarily: hallucination); private bedroom relationships, dissolution of flesh-body identity, imprisonment, hospitalization, or long sojourn in distant lands (12)

Unless other factors intervene, the L-8 in 12 helps neither marriage loyalty nor personal longevity. However, there is protection from the potentially harmful consequences of keeping secrets and managing confidential information.

Professor Budha is particularly information intensive, but L-8 Budha-12 protects one from the potentially unfavorable environments of bhava-12 such as imprisonment or detainment in foreign lands; also from potentially unfavorable environments of bhava-8 such as catastrophic eruptions or unmanageable emergencies. This is an advantageous placement for those who work internationally and secretively, as evidenced by the successes of diplomats with Sarala Yoga nativities.

  • CHANDRA * POTUS-32 partner "Learn by Living" Eleanor Roosevelt + Mangala + Budha + Surya. While her husband was handicapped by increasingly illness during WW-2, Mrs. Roosevelt was a key agent in carrying messages and conducting conversations with international military and political representatives. She worked almost entirely incognito.

  • GURU * POTUS-27 Dollar Diplomacy William Howard Taft spent the majority of his career engaged directly with international diplomacy, notably in Philippines and Panama, but elsewhere as well

L-8 controls the shocking power of sudden, enforced changes that are typically catastrophic in nature. While philosophers and magicians appreciate the need for these massive and painful turnings of the cycle of birth, death and rebirth, the common people live in dread of disastrous and unexpected change.

Sudden death is the most typical expression of the L-8, although L-8 can also bring terrible taxes, emergency surgery, psychological trauma, devastating news such as finding out about a spouse's secret extramarital affair, etc. The effect is shock, often brutal.

L-8 trauma-power is dissolved in dreamlike 12.

Whether the effect of the randhra-pathi is a sudden occult revelation or a devastating shock to the personality-identity, L-8 going into 12 moves the traumatic, revelatory L-8 experience into a 12th-angle mode of quietude and reflection.

The cycle of birth and death does not turn so violently when L-8 goes into 12. One may slowly retreat into invisibility and sanctuary, seeking to continue the revelation under the guidance of ancestor spirits and disembodied beings.

Pada 2-3-4 of Uttarazadha are powerfully directed by their nakshatra-pathi the occult L-8 Surya, but lagnesha social-material Shani-Kronos is the arch-enemy of timeless intelligence Surya-Vishnu (vis = the power of seeing). The viparita raja yoga supporting Surya can be very helpfully protective for these otherwise vulnerable personalities.

  • Aquero 1844-1879 St. Bernadette of Lourdes L-8 = Surya-12 plus Uttarazadha 2-3-4(combination for a mystic). She was an internationally respected saint in her lifetime, but she eschewed publicity and in agreement with the nuns who gave her shelter, refused to disclose (8) the nature of her visions. She was permitted to tell the whole story, once, to her immediate congregation in the convent, and then never to mention it again (L-8 secrets kept invisible in the cloister, 12).

  • Mormon Church 1805-1844 Joseph Smith + Budha + Kuja yuti Rahu * L-8 = Surya-12 plus Uttarazadha 2-3-4 (combination for a mystic). Typically of pada 2-3-4 Uttarazadha, he found himself managing the adversarial Surya-Shani relationship between pure-truth insight (Surya) versus responsibility to structure social institutions (Shani). Despite sarala yoga, vimala yoga, and a double parivartamsha, the social-institutional resistance (Shani) to his privately revealed truths (Surya) were ultimately insurmountable. Smith was murdered at age 39.

  • Opus Dei 1902-1975 St. Josemaria Escriva + Chandra + Shani *L-8 = Surya-12 plus Uttarazadha 2-3-4 (combination for a mystic) * experienced numerous eruptions of occult knowledge into his field of vision. These brilliant (Surya) moments were processed privately in the sanctuary of private prayer. He lived a socially productive life although the "reboot" interruption of L-8 Surya occurred regularly. Typically of pada 2-3-4 Uttarazadha, he found himself managing the adversarial Surya-Shani relationship between pure-truth insight (Surya) versus responsibility to structure social institutions (Shani). Also very much assisted by a parivartamsha of Guru-1 with Shani-12.


Viparita Raja Yoga Examples

Examples: Sarala Yoga L-8 in 6 or L-8 in 12

Example 1 = Sarala Yoga = L-8 + L-7 Shani occupies bhava-6

Gain of an improved new identity via the trauma of transformation:

On 02-Aug-1923, POTUS-30 "Price of Freedom" Calvin Coolidge + L-8 Surya in 6 yuti L-8 Chandra. During Budha-Chandra period, Coolidge unexpectedly became POTUS-30 of the USA.

  • Coolidge had been a somewhat obscure vice-president, selected in a smoke-filled political caucus room and not much involved in day-to-day national governance. Suddenly the American people were shocked (8) to learn that POTUS-29 "Teapot Dome" Warren G. Harding had died of congestive heart failure during a trip to California, and Coolidge became POTUS-30.

  • A lifelong politician and a laissez-faire economic ideologue, Coolidge took the opportunity to bring his policies into power. Via uttama-Guru-7, he also had the advising and supporting relationships necessary to retain the power. Plus a powerful parivartamsha between Budha-7 and Chandra-6 provided strong administrative skills. He was indeed ready when the mysterious "open sesame" of the Sarala Yoga occurred. Coolidge won the 1924 presidential election on his own capabilities and merits.

Example 3 = Sarala Yoga

success via divorces, addictions, and public accusations of infidelity

  • "Cleopatra" 1932-2011, AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor= severe struggle with eight marriages, chronic pain, and alcoholism despite her extraordinary talent and beauty. Yet her career survived and thrived, morphing into a luxury-goods (Shukra) business and extraordinary philanthropy. Benefits due to uttama-L-8 Shukra-yuti-Rahu located occupies bhava-8 a very powerful and protective Vipartita Raja Sarala yoga

Example 4 = Sarala Yoga

POTUS-32 partner "Learn by Living" Eleanor Roosevelt

L-8 Chandra in 12 = disempowerment of threat of annihilation

Massive threat of worldwide destruction (8) was handled efficiently and successfully via unofficial, private, invisible discussions with world leaders (12) as she flew around the world providing covert diplomacy during WW-2 while her husband POTUS-32 was paralyzed and unable to travel.

  • In private life, Mrs. Roosevelt's creative (5) skill in transmuting her virtual widowhood (8) into a privately rich, complex, and indulgent sexual lifestyle (note her very busy Vrischika bhava-12) was also a positive outcome of Sarala Yoga

Example 5 = Sarala Yoga * double-power

POTUS-37 "Six Crises" Richard Nixon

L-8 Shani occupies bhava-12


Sarala Yoga of L-8 in 12 brings sudden, unexpected (8) healing and rebirth(8) into environments of imaginative vision (12) and distant lands (12)

Despite his profound domestic troubles including banishment from USA government office (Rahu-10, fall from high place) POTUS-37 "Six Crises" Richard Nixon was broadly acknowledged as a powerfully transformative agent of international relations in one specific environment: the mutually terrifying (8) 1970's relationship between USA and China (12).

Even after the"sudden and unexpected crisis " (8) of his humiliating impeachment for criminal burglary and tax evasion, Nixon was credited with almost single-handedly creating top-level memoranda-of-understanding relationships with the leaders of Communist China, a distant land (12) previously perceived as inscrutable (8, camouflage) and frightening (8, fear of unknown).

China's government (Shani) and values (Shukra) was based on massive forced conformity (Shani) that threatened the the American values (Shukra) of individuality and democracy. Yet Nixon was not deterred by these differences; he saw a"big picture" evolution (8) in process and he was not intimidated. Sarala yoga 8-12 relieves fear of unknown.

This transformative achievement indeed ushered in a new era of global civilization. His secretive (8) behind-closed-doors (12) diplomacy (Shukra) succeeded. (It could easily have been a catastrophic fail.) and the success rescued his public reputation from complete iniquity. With each passing year historical commentators seem to look more favorably upon his imaginative (12) alliance (Shukra) with the former terrible threat (8) from the government (Shani) of a distant land (12).

This May-2010 news article from (without accompanying Jyotisha charts) exemplifies the process of a Viparita Raja Yoga, especially of the Sarala (8th) variety.

All sorts of mysterious and often catastrophic influences - bribery, corruption, scandal, disorderly transfer of power, sudden death -- have cleared the native's path to the ruling seat in his government.

However it remains to be seen whether he has the Right Stuff to hold this Oddly-gained position.

The protagonists are members of the presidential administration of Nigeria in 2010:

  1. "In what are widely considered the most flawed elections in Nigeria's history [Goodluck Jonathan and Umaru Yar'Adua] won.

  2. Nov-2009, President Umaru Yar'Adua was taken to Saudi Arabia because of a heart condition -- but without signing over power to his vice president.

  3. Since November [2009], Jonathan and his supporters struggled to gain presidential power against an array of factions competing for influence and power.

  4. In February [2010], Jonathan was finally made acting president by the House of Representatives.

  5. With Yar'Adua's death [in April 2010] and the consequent swearing in of Jonathan to the presidency, Jonathan has now solidified his position.

  6. Some Nigerians put Jonathan's rise to power down to 'good luck.' The removal of those above him -- through no act of his own -- provided the opportunity for his rise. Others credit him with the political patience to sit out events until they play in his favor.

Whatever the case, he has no further to rise and his political prowess and skill will now be truly tested as he tries to introduce his promised reforms before elections next year.


Vimala Yoga * L-12 occupies bhava-6 or L-12 occupies bhava-8

Public Figures

L-12 occupies bhava-6

L-12 Surya occupies bhava-6

L-12 Chandra occupies bhava-6

L-12 Mangala occupies bhava-6

L-12 Budha occupies bhava-6

L-12 Guru occupies bhava-6

L-12 Shukra occupies bhava-6

L-12 Shani occupies bhava-6

L-12 occupies bhava-6 = L-12 in 7th-from-swakshetra

Surprisingly equable agreements are negotiated (7)

  • loss of identity, imprisonment, hospitalization, withdrawal into imaginative worlds, relationship to spirit guides, private bedroom relationships, long sojourn in distant lands (12)

which are caused by:

  • lawsuits, divorce, illnesses, pollution, poverty, or war (6)

L-12 occupies bhava-8

L-12 * Surya occupies bhava-8

  • Germany-Nazi Reichskanzler 1933-1945 Adolf Hitler + Kuja + Shukra + Budha

  • UK-PM 1997-2007 "Global Alliance" Tony Blair * uttama + Budha

  • "Totem and Taboo" 1856-1939 neurology Sigmund Freud

L-12 * Chandra occupies bhava-8

L-12 * Mangala occupies bhava-8

L-12 * Budha occupies bhava-8

L-12 * Guru occupies bhava-8

L-12 * Shukra occupies bhava-8

L-12 * Shani occupies bhava-8

L-12 occupies bhava-8 =

L-8 resides in 9th-from-swakshetra =

One person's vitality is completely lost (12) while the native's life is rejuvenated (8)

Surprising wisdom arises from situations in which:

  • on the basis of loss of identity, imprisonment, hospitalization, withdrawal into imaginative worlds, relationship to spirit guides, private bedroom relationships, long sojourn in distant lands (12)

One is enlightened via religious or philosophical truth which teaches the hidden vitality of

  • occult phenomena, secretive behaviors, hidden monies, trauma + healing, widowhood and sudden death of partner, shocking discoveries, catastrophic or sudden change, turning of the cycles of birth and death (8)

"destruction of dissolution via wisdom"

excellent assist for longevity; increases the vitality via access to tantrik or magical truths

Examples: Vimala Yoga = L-12 in 6 or L-12 in 8

"Totem and Taboo" 1856-1939 neurology Sigmund Freud * L-12 uttama-Surya in 8 yuti Rahu yuti Shukra Escaped Nazi extermination

evoked the terror (8) of hidden (8)"subconscious " (12) fears


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