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Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Yogas:- Factors Influencing Yogas, Chapter II, Part – 3

Dr. Shanker Adawal

6. Retrograde Planets
As per shri Mantrershwar, a retrograde planet, malefic or benefic, if in a Kendra/Trikone becomes super strong and super powerful. He then helps the native in every possible way for his self improvement and also for taking him to the top at least for a short while. But these planets in 3rd, 8th, & 12th houses, produce very bad results. The following broad principles will further enlighten the inquisitive readers:
1. A retrograde planet creates deficiency in one of the aspects of the house in which it is placed.

2. It destroys the significations of the house of which he is the lord.

3. The strength of the planet conjunct with the retrograde planet is usually increased.

4. A planet retrograde in natal chart, during its dasha, gives good results when it is in direct motion and a planet in direct motion, during its dasha, gives good results when it is in retrograde motion.

5. As per Saravali, A retrograde planet, becomes extra-strong, being Chesta bali, conferring good or evil according to its functional nature, provided it is not debilitated.

6. Retrograde Saturn in 10th house confers highest honours and later knocks the bottom out of the native.

7. Retrograde Saturn, if 5th lord, indicates sufferings due to progeny.

8. Effects of slow moving retrogrades in transit are far more prominent than the fast moving ones.

9. Retrograde planets influences favourably the house, he occupies, aspects or owns, in his dasha or in the dasha of its Nakshtra lord.

7. Planetary Aspects
All planets aspect their seventh house fully. The slow moving planets (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu & Ketu) have their special full aspects as well. The Mars has additional 4th & 8th aspect, Saturn has additional 3rd 10th aspects, and Jupiter, Rahu & Ketu have additional 5th & 9th aspects. When planets aspect each other they transmit their own energy & influence to the aspected planet, thus modifying the characteristics of the later. The intensity of the influence depends as under:
1. When the two planets aspects mutually each other, the related Influence is full.

2. When one planet aspects the other, but does not get aspected in return, the influence is not intense or the relationship is only half.

3. When the aspecting & the aspected planet have more or less the same longitude, their influence is the maximum.

8. Dasha System
8.1 The presence of various yogas in a horoscope, indicates the existence of a promise which needs something else for fructification. The existence of a promise is the static aspect and the extent & timing of fructification of the promise is its dynamic aspect. This dynamic aspect is shown by the dasha system in a horoscope. The dasha scheme is the wheel of time. It unfolds the promise inherent in a horoscope. If the horoscope holds a big promise, but the appropriate dasha does not operate at the right time, the promise is of no use. A chart may contain yogas for great wealth and high status, but poor longevity or the concerned planetary dasha operates in early childhood or very late in life, it does not bestow the desired results.

8.2 The role of dasha scheme is to precipitate an event or fructify an inherent promise at the appropriate time. The Yogas in a horoscope are generally subservient to the dasha scheme except Nabhas yogas who are operative during the entire period of life of a native. The Panch-Mahapurush Yogas also only partly depend upon the dasha system. The presents of potent yogas become meaningless in the absence of an appropriate dasha. Equally so, an adverse/arishta yoga present in the horoscope manifests only during relevant dasha and not otherwise. The yogas fully fructify while the concerned planets are strong & unafflicted and their depositors & Nakshtra lords are also strong & well placed. In such cases, the fructification is seen during the dasha of:

1. The periods of planets forming the yoga, when they are not afflicted.

2. The periods of planets posited in the house owned by Yogkaraka.

3. The periods of planets associated with or aspecting the Yogkaraka.

4. The periods of lords of Navamsha signs in which the Yoga causing planets are posited.

5. The periods of nodes if they happen to be in benefic houses free from malefic association or aspect.

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