Vedic astrology is full of good and bad yogas and many of these yogas or doshas have been widely misunderstood from time to time. Guru Chandal yog is one of these yogas which are associated with bad and bad things only by most astrologers as these astrologers believe that the presence of a Guru Chandal yog or dosha in a horoscope can only give bad streaks to the character of the native under the influence of this Yog.
At the same time, some learned Vedic astrologers are of the view that a so called Guru Chandal yog can also give very good results and it can produce very good philosophers, spiritual persons, people working for charitable causes or noble causes and other such kinds of people which can become the pillars of society and who can give a new direction to the society. Hence the formation of Guru Chandal Yog should be studied properly in a horoscope before reaching any conclusions about this yog.
According to its definition prevalent in Vedic astrology, if Jupiter is placed with either one of Rahu or Ketu in a horoscope, or if Jupiter is having a mutual aspect relation with either one of Rahu or Ketu in a horoscope, Guru Chandal Yog is formed in the horoscope which can make the native indulge in immoral, unethical and illegal activities and the character and personality of such a native is corrupted. Guru is the name given to Jupiter in Vedic astrology and Rahu and Ketu have been called Chandal (a very evil person) here and hence a combination of Jupiter with any one of Rahu or Ketu either by means of placement of by means of aspect, leads to the formation of a Guru Chandal Yog in the horoscope.
For example, if Jupiter is placed in first house of a horoscope along with Rahu or Ketu, or if Jupiter is placed in first house of a horoscope and it is having an aspect relation with Rahu or Ketu which may be present in 5th or 9th house of the horoscope, Guru Chandal Yog is said to be formed in the horoscope. Many Vedic astrologers believe that the presence of Rahu with Jupiter makes a person very materialistic and such a person can go to any limits and measures in order to fulfill his materialistic desires and he can adopt underhand or illegal methods in order to fulfill his desires. It is also believed by many vedic astrologers that the relation of Ketu with Jupiter in a horoscope, either by means of placement or by means of aspect can distort the personality of the native and this combination can produce some of the most cruel, religiously narrow minded and hypocrite kind of people which can cause serious problems for the society they are living in.
And though there are many other bad things which are associated with Guru Chandal Yog, it should be note that Guru Chandal Yog is not always bad in every horoscope and the presence of this yog in some horoscopes can bless the natives with top class humanitarian qualities and as a result, it can make such natives much respected by the societies they are living in. The combination of Jupiter and Rahu in a horoscope can certainly enhance the materialistic desires and ambitions of the native to great extents but it should be noted that the nature and working of both Rahu and Jupiter needs to be carefully studied in a horoscope before predicting the results of Guru Chandal Yog in that horoscope, formed due to combination of Jupiter and Rahu.
There is no doubt that a combination of a malefic or very malefic Rahu along with a benefic Jupiter can seriously disturb the general as well as specific significances of Jupiter in a horoscope and as a result such the native can have various kinds of distortions in his personality depending on the significances of Jupiter in the horoscope. For example, if Jupiter signifies the profession of the native in a horoscope and a Guru Chandal Yog is formed in the horoscope due to combination of Jupiter and Rahu, such a native is likely to engage in illegal or immoral professions as the influence of malefic Rahu on Jupiter will corrupt Jupiter, which will reflect through the significances of Jupiter in the horoscope. Since Jupiter signifies profession in this horoscope, the corruption will be seen in his professional sphere and hence he can engage in immoral or illegal professions.
The worst kind of Guru Chandal Yog can be formed in a horoscope when both Jupiter and Rahu are working malefic in the horoscope and Guru Chandal Yog is formed due to combination of Jupiter and Rahu in the horoscope. The results can be very destructive in this case depending on the significance of Jupiter, the house of placement of this yog, the sign of placement of this yog and some other aspects of the horoscope. For example, if Jupiter signifies the house of ancestors in a horoscope and a Guru Chandal Yog is formed in the horoscope by virtue of placement of malefic Jupiter and malefic Rahu in 10th house of a horoscope, such a native is likely to bring serious disgrace to the name of his family and ancestors by virtue of very bad karmas done by him.
Another possible combination of Jupiter and Rahu in a horoscope is the combination of a benefic Jupiter with a benefic Rahu which is again said to form Guru Chandal Yog in the horoscope, according to the definition of this yog, but which in reality gives results which are quite opposite to the results associated with Guru Chandal Yog. For example, if both Jupiter and Rahu are working benefic in a horoscope and a Guru Chandal Yog is being formed in the horoscope due to a combination of Jupiter and Rahu in 5th house of the horoscope, such a combination can produce great philosophers, great social workers, great spiritual people, great saints and many other such kind of people who set examples for the society, who work for the betterment of society and who are respected and followed by a large number of people.
The final combination of Jupiter and Rahu includes the placement of a malefic Jupiter with a benefic Rahu which is also said to form Guru Chandal Yog in the horoscope, according to the prevalent definition of this yog or dosha, but the actual results can be very much different in this case. This is because the significances of Rahu will suffer in this case due to an affliction from a malefic Jupiter which defies the very name of Guru Chandal Yog as Rahu is not working as a chandal in this case and Jupiter is not working as a guru in this case.
Hence this fact is of great importance as to which one of Jupiter and Rahu is working benefic and which one is working malefic in the horoscope. Apart from this, a thorough study of the horoscope, the significances of Jupiter and Rahu, the placement of this combination in a specific sign and house of the horoscope and other important aspects of the horoscope should also be studied carefully before predicting the results of Guru Chandal Yog.
Similarly in case of a Guru Chandal Yog formed by Ketu, there are four possible combinations of Jupiter and Ketu, just like the combinations formed by Jupiter and Rahu, and the results of Guru Chandal Yog can be altogether different in different cases depending on the benefic or malefic nature of Jupiter and Ketu in the horoscope, placement of Jupiter and Ketu in the horoscope and overall tone of the horoscope. A combination of malefic Jupiter and malefic Ketu can produce some of the most hated personalities of their times as the natives under the strong influence of such Guru Chandal Yog can trouble, harass, harm or even kill many people in the name of race, religion, caste and other such things.
On the other hand, a combination of benefic Jupiter and benefic Ketu can produce spiritual gems of their time and the natives under the strong influence of this kind of Guru Chandal Yog are likely to be spiritually advanced and enlightened, and such natives work for the well being of entire universe. Therefore Guru Chandal Yog is not all about bad results and bad things and on the contrary, it can produce very good results if both the planets involved in the formation of Guru Chandal Yog are working as benefic planets in the horoscope.