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Bhadra Yog is formed by Mercury in a horoscope and this yog is considered as one of the five yogas which are called Panch MahaPurusha Yogas in Vedic astrology where the other 4 yogas in this group are Hamsa Yog, Malavya Yog, Ruchaka Yog and Shasha Yog. According to the prevalent definition of Bhadra Yog, when Mercury is placed in Kendra from Ascendant or Moon which means that when Mercury is placed in 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house from the Ascendant or Moon in a horoscope and it is placed in the sign of Gemini or Virgo, Bhadra Yog is formed in the horoscope.
Mercury is a planet which is associated with intellect, wisdom, analytical ability, speech and communication skills, youthful appearance, good health, business and many other things and accordingly, the formation of Bhadra Yog in a horoscope can bless the native with great success in business, fame as a great speaker or orator, youthful appearance and many other things which come under the significances of Mercury.
The natives under the strong influence of Bhadra Yog can be seen successful as reporters, journalists, lawyers, judges, advisors and consultants, businessmen, astrologers, politicians, teachers, speakers and many other kinds of professionals and some of these natives can achieve great professional success as well as name and fame on national or international level depending on the overall tone of their horoscopes. Bhadra Yog also gives a youthful appearance and good health to the natives under its strong influence and accordingly these natives look younger than their ages and they usually have good health and in shape bodies. They are also likely to live longer than the average human life due to benefic influence of this Yog. Some natives under the strong influence of Bhadra Yog can also become very successful as politicians, diplomats and sportsmen and some of these natives can achieve national or international fame through these professions.
Lets’ now analyze the formation of Bhadra Yog according to its prevalent definition. As we already know through previous chapters on Hamsa Yog and Malavya Yog that every planet can be placed in 12 different signs in any particular house of a horoscope which means that every planet can be placed in 144 different combinations in a horoscope when we add 12 combinations for each one of the 12 houses.
Now, for the formation of Bhadra Yog, let us assume that Mercury is placed in first house and according to the definition of Bhadra Yog, Mercury should be present in Gemini or Virgo which makes two combinations and accordingly 2 combinations will be made in 4th, 7th and 10th house of a horoscope which means that total number of possible combinations for Bhadra Yog are 8 out of 144. It further means that Bhadra Yog is found in every 16th horoscope on average and every 16th person in this world should be blessed with the benefic and very good results given by this Yog which is nowhere near the truth in actual practice as there are very few people who achieve great benefic things associated with Bhadra Yog.
All the yogas in Panch MahaPurusha Yogas are rare and they are not found in many horoscopes. Hence it can be concluded from the above discussion that Bhadra Yog is not formed in every 16th horoscope which means that the conditions for the formation of this Yog as mentioned in the prevalent definition are not sufficient and certain other aspects and conditions should also be analyzed before predicting the formation of Bhadra Yog in a horoscope.
The most important condition is that Mercury should work as a benefic planet in a horoscope in order to from Bhadra Yog in that horoscope as the good results associated with this Yog will show up only when Mercury is benefic in the horoscope and they will not show up when Mercury is working as a malefic planet in the horoscope. Malefic Mercury, instead of forming Bhadra Yog in the horoscope, can make some serious defect in the horoscope which can trouble the native with various kinds of problems in different spheres of his life. For example, malefic Mercury present in 7th house of a horoscope can cause serious problems in the married life of the native and it can also make the native suffer from failures and delays in his professional life among the other negative effects.
Hence Mercury should be benefic in the horoscope for the formation of Bhadra Yog in the horoscope. Moving ahead, the influence of other benefic as well as malefic planets on Mercury should also be checked properly as the influence of one or more than one malefic planet on Mercury can significantly reduce the benefic effects of Bhadra Yog whereas the influence of one or more than one benefic planet on Mercury can increase the good effects of Bhadra Yog considerably.
The presence of any other benefic or malefic Yogas should also be checked in the horoscope as the presence of a benefic yog like BudhAditya Yog in the horoscope can bless the native with great power, name and fame and such a native can also become the ruler of a state or a country whereas the presence of a malefic yog like Sarpa Dosha can significantly reduce the benefic effects of Bhadra Yog and the native may not experience its full effects. Finally, the overall nature of the horoscope should also be checked before predicting the good effects of Bhadra Yog.
When actually formed in a horoscope, Bhadra Yog in 1st house of a horoscope can bless the native with great success in professional sphere, good health, luxuries, name and fame among other things. Bhadra Yog in 4th house of a horoscope can bless the native with very good married life, big and more than one house, luxurious vehicles and international travels among other things. Bhadra Yog in 7th house can give very good results for marriage and profession and the natives under the strong influence of this benefic placement can achieve great power and fame by virtue of this placement. Bhadra Yog in 10th house can bless the native with a powerful position in government and it can also bless the native with great professional success and fame on national or international level among other things.