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Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Remedies: Astrological Yantras, Chapter V, Part – 13

Dr. Shanker Adawal

What is Kaalsarp Yoga?

In Karmic Astrology, it has been found that Rahu is kala or earth-life while Ketu is the Sarpa or Serpent. In Indian Astrology too Ketu is also considered as serpent. Rahu is afraid of Ketu. The symbol of serpents is basic in Indian Occult Literature. On the basis of this symbolism, the importance of Kaalsarp Yoga in Hindu Astrology could be understood.

Astrologically it becomes an indication of great importance attached to Kaalsarp yoga, as this yoga has the reference to encirclement of all the planets by these two nodes (Rahu and Ketu) i.e., when all the planets are hemmed between Rahu and Ketu i.e., the Moon’s north node and the Moon’s south node Kaalsarp Yoga is formed. Complete Kaalsarp yoga is formed only when half of the chart is unoccupied by planets. Even if one planet is outside the Rahu-Ketu axis there is no Kaalsarp Yoga. (Before you do any remedies for the Kaalsarp Yoga make sure that all planets are between Rahu and Ketu.) Even if there is one planet outside the Rahu-Ketu axis, the Kaalsarp Yoga does not exist. When we talk of Kaalsarp yoga the reader is advised not to confuse this with Naga Dosha or Karaka Dosha.

Problems with Kaalsarp Yoga

The Kaalsarp yoga, leads sometimes to unbearable strains and tensions, delaying success or making success look insignificant in relation to efforts made to achieve it. This yoga is also found to be associated with frustrations and losses although efforts are made in pursuit of food. This yoga perhaps selects the pure and simple, honest and truthful and loyal and hard-working souls as its victims. Such individuals suffer indignities of outrageous fortune despite their purest ray quality and character.


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