Kaal Sarp Yog and Kaal Sarp Dosh are the same. According to the prevalent definition of kaal sarp Dosh, when in a Horoscope, all the seven planets namely Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Mercury and Saturn are placed between Rahu-Ketu Axis i.e. North and South nodes of Moon, Kaal Sarp Dosh or Kaal Sarp Yog is said to be formed in that horoscope. Depending on the placement of Rahu and Ketu in the Horoscope, the kinds and effects of Kaal Sarp Dosh may differ and the persons having Kaal Sarp Dosh in their horoscope may suffer accordingly.
For example, a person may suffer with delayed marriage or disturbance in married life due to the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in his horoscope, whereas some other person may feel obstacles in his professional life due to the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in his horoscope. Someone else may get some serious disease or diseases due to presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in his horoscope and someone may not have a child due to the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in his horoscope. So the effects of Kaal Sarp Dosh will be different for different people depending on the placement of Rahu and Ketu and depending on the strength of this defect among some other factors in their horoscopes.
However the most important thing to notice is that in many cases all the planets come between Rahu and Ketu Axis, but still there is no Kaal Sarp Dosh formed in the Horoscope. There are some other conditions in a Horoscope which must be confirmed for the formation of Kaal Sarp Dosh and this Dosh can’t be confirmed by the mere placement of planets between Rahu and Ketu in a Horoscope.
According to its prevalent definition, if all the planets are placed in the houses which come between the houses of placement of Rahu and Ketu in a horoscope, Kaal Sarp Dosh is said to be formed in that horoscope. But this statement does not hold good in actual practice and not all the people having this kind of combination have Kaal Sarp Dosh in their horoscopes. Let’s try and simplify this example with the help of some scientific facts and analysis.
Let’s consider the formation of this defect in the horoscopes of the people born all across the world between 20th of July 1976 and 3rd of August 1976 which is a period of about 15 days approximately. If we make and analyze different horoscopes with different dates of birth, times of birth and places of birth where the dates of birth are between the above mentioned date range, we can easily see that Rahu was placed in Libra during all this period, Ketu was placed in Aries during all this period and all the other planets were placed between Aries and Libra during this period. It means that all the people born all across the world during this period of time are having one or the other kind of kaal sarp Dosh in their horoscopes.
For example, all the people born during the above mentioned period of time who have Libra as their Ascendant rising have Anant Kaal Sarp Dosh as Rahu is placed in the first house of their horoscopes as it was transiting Libra during that period and Ketu is placed in the seventh house of their horoscopes as it was transiting Aries during that period. Anant kaal sarp Dosh is said to be formed when in a horoscope, Rahu is placed in the first house, Ketu is placed in the 7th house and all the other planets are placed between the seventh and the first house.
The above example clearly shows that according to the prevalent definition of kaal sarp Dosh, all the people born across the world during the above mentioned 15 days have kaal sarp Dosh in their horoscopes. Going further, it can be easily found that during the period which ranged from 20th of June 1976 to 20th of October 1976, half the people born are having kaal sarp Dosh in their horoscopes as Moon was the only planet which kept getting in and out of Rahu and Ketu whereas all the other planets were inside the axis of Rahu and Ketu for the above mentioned period of about 4 months. So whenever the Moon transited from Aries to Libra during these four months which is about 15 days per month, all the people born during that period were born with Kaal Sarp Dosh in their horoscopes.
As millions of people were born all across the globe during the above mentioned time period, so it can be easily concluded that according to the prevalent definition of Kaal Sarp Dosh, all those millions of people should be having Kaal Sarp Dosh in their horoscopes and accordingly each one of them should be suffering the serious consequences of one or the other kind of Kaal Sarp Dosh. And going one step further, such combinations of above mentioned 4 months or even six months keep appearing from time to time making more and more people have Kaal Sarp Dosh in their horoscopes.
This statement does not hold good in actual practice as millions of people with different horoscopes and different destinies were born during the above mentioned time periods as some of them have become very rich and some of them very poor, some of them have very good married lives while some have problems in their marriages or some other sphere of their lives and even these problems are different in nature and quantum for most people suffering from these problems.
According to my observation and experience, for Kaal Sarp Dosh to be formed in a horoscope, the condition of the placement of all the other planets between Rahu and Ketu is not sufficient and more conditions should be met in a horoscope for the formation of this defect. Both Rahu and Ketu should be working negative in a horoscope to form Kaal Sarp Dosh which is a must condition for the formation of Kaal Sarp Dosh because if any one of them or both of them are working positively in a specific horoscope, Kaal Sarp Dosh of any kind can’t be formed in that horoscope as no planet working positively in a horoscope can make a defect in that horoscope.
So the working of Rahu and Ketu should be checked properly before predicting the formation of this defect in any horoscope. Moving forward, even if both Rahu and Ketu are working negatively in a horoscope, it is not necessary that they will form Kaal Sarp Dosh in that horoscope as they may be working negative in that horoscope but they may not actually be forming any defect and instead they may be working as silent negatives in that horoscope. It means that they will only cause some problems to the native by virtue of their negativity and the native will be spared from serious problems associated with Kaal Sarp Dosh.
And finally, even if both Rahu and Ketu are working negatively in a horoscope and are actually making Kaal Sarp Dosh in that horoscope, the results won’t be the same for all the natives having such defect as the next factors that need to be checked are the strength of the defect formed and the timing of impact of this defect. As the strength and timing of impact of this defect keeps changing continuously and can show significant changes even with a difference of 15-30 minutes in birth time, accordingly the problems faced by the natives having Kaal Sarp Dosh will be different in quantum and timing.
It means that some of the natives having very weak Kaal Sarp Dosh in their horoscopes won’t experience many problems but occasional delays in professional matters and occasional problems in marriage, health or in some other spheres of their lives, whereas the natives having a very strong Kaal Sarp Dosh in their horoscopes can actually feel the heat of most of the problems associated with this defect and they can keep suffering throughout their lives or for a very big part of their lives.
From the above discussion, it can be easily seen that the formation of Kaal Sarp Dosh and the problems caused by it keep changing from person to person even with a difference of 15 minutes in their times of birth, let alone a period of 15 days or 4 months. So the natives afraid of having Kaal Sarp Dosh in their horoscopes according to its prevalent definition should not panic and they should seek the advice of an expert astrologer and they might be relaxed afterwards because in my experience, most horoscopes showing Kaal Sarp Dosh according to its prevalent definition will either not have it at all, or the strength of this defect may not be enough to cause any significant damages.
Therefore all the signs for the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh must be confirmed before predicting the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in a Horoscope. Once the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in a horoscope is confirmed, the first thing to consider is, what aspects of the person’s life having Kaal Sarp Dosh in his horoscope are going to be affected? This is because even if Kaal Sarp Dosh is present in someone’s horoscope, it will only affect some aspects of the life of that person depending on the type of Kaal Sarp Dosh being formed, and it does not affect every aspect of his life as there are many other planets also which are to be considered before predicting all the aspects of someone’s life.
After that the timing of Kaal Sarp Dosh is calculated, which tells, at what time of his life this Dosh will gain its complete strength and then the strength of Kaal Sarp Dosh is checked to predict the quantum of damages done by this Dosh. Any good or bad Yog in a Horoscope does not give its proper results if it is not strong enough or it lacks strength. So the strength of a yog or defect has to be seen before predicting good or bad results of that Yog or defect.
For example, let’s assume that Kaal Sarp Dosh is present in someone’s horoscope but it is only 20-30% in strength and then the time by which this Dosh will gain its full strength which can’t be more than 30% in this case, is calculated which is let’s assume 32nd year of this person’s life. Let’s further assume that in this case Kaal Sarp Dosh is mainly affecting the marriage or married life of this person. Based on the above suppositions, Kaal Sarp Dosh will show its significant bad effects for that person after the age of 32 and with strength not more than 30% of its full strength. So in this case it is expected that the person will suddenly start experiencing problems in his married life after the age of 32.
But as the strength of Kaal Sarp Dosh is not very much, so in this case it is likely that the marriage will remain disturbed but is likely to continue as Kaal Sarp Dosh present in this person’s horoscope is not very strong. If the same Kaal Sarp Dosh is having a strength of more than 80% but the time of activation and it’s field of application remain the same as above, it is very likely that this person will get at least one divorce after 32 years of his age and in the worst case, his wife or wives may keep dying. But such a powerful Kaal Sarp Dosh is not seen in every third or fourth horoscope and it is comparatively rare.
To have an approximate idea, Kaal Sarp Dosh of a strength which is more than 70% is seen only in about 1 out of 50 horoscopes, and even if a strong Kaal Sarp Dosh is found in a horoscope, its field of impact and its timing of impact is to be calculated before making any predictions. Sometimes a very strong Kaal Sarp Dosh is present in a person’s horoscope which is affecting his professional life, but which is sleeping till the person reaches the age of 51. In this case, the affected person will keep leading his routine life and can be very successful depending on the presence of some good yogas in his horoscope. But as he enters his 52nd year, Kaal Sarp Dosh is activated and the person starts facing sudden financial losses and then remains financially ruined for the rest of his life, and he is not likely to get any major relief until some external forces are applied to reduce the effect of Kaal Sarp Dosh.
These external forces are called astrological remedies and they can reduce the quantum of the damage done by Kaal Sarp Dosh. These remedies generally include gemstones, charities, poojas, yantras and mantras. It is very important to note that a Kaal Sarp Dosh of strength more than 70% can’t be completely cured with any astrological remedy in most cases and only its strength can be reduced so that the affected person may feel some relief from very bad effects of Kaal Sarp Dosh.