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Vedic astrology mentions many types of good and bad Yogas which can be formed in a horoscope. Some of these Yogas have been controversial and they have been the subjects of discussion, debate and research from time to time. Vipreet Raja Yoga is one such controversial and widely discussed Yoga of Vedic astrology and many Vedic astrologers as well as people interested in Vedic astrology have been discussing Vipreet Raj Yoga from time to time. Some of them have tried to give new or added meanings or rules of formation to Vipreet Raj Yoga. In this chapter, we will take up the discussion about Vipreet Raj Yoga through which we will discuss the formation of Vipreet Raj Yoga in a horoscope according to its definition prevalent in Vedic astrology, the conditions for the formation of this Yoga, the types of this Yoga as well as the actual possible relevance of such Vipreet Raj Yoga in a horoscope.

According to the definition of Vipreet Raj Yoga prevalent in Vedic astrology, it is said that if in a horoscope, the lord of sixth house, the lord of eighth house or the lord of twelfth house is placed in any one of the other two houses of the horoscope; Vipreet Raj Yoga is formed in such horoscope. This Yoga is said to give results similar to or equivalent to Raj Yoga formed in a horoscope and it can bless the native with good health, disease free life, victory over enemies, long age, financial gains, sudden and huge profits, power, authority and many other good things, depending on the overall horoscope under consideration. Vipreet Raj Yoga is divided into three types which are mentioned below.

Harsha Yoga : According to the prevalent definition of Harsh Yoga, it is said that if in a horoscope, the lord of sixth house is placed in the eighth or twelfth house of the horoscope, Harsha Yoga is formed in the horoscope which can bless the native with healthy body, great wealth through various sources, good family life, sound financial position, respect and influence in society, a position of authority and many other good things. Harsha Yoga is the first type of Vipreet Raj Yoga out of three types of Vipreet Raj Yogas and it can be clearly seen from the definition of Harsha Yoga that this Yoga is capable of blessing the native with combined results of Dhan Yoga as well as Raj Yoga. The placement of lord of sixth house in sixth house itself is not considered to form Harsha Yoga and it is considered as an exception to the formation of this type of Vipreet Raj Yoga.

Sarala Yoga : According to the prevalent definition of Sarala Yoga, it is said that if in a horoscope, the lord of the eighth house is placed in the sixth or twelfth house of the horoscope, Sarala Yoga is formed in the horoscope, which can bless the native with very good character, knowledge, wisdom, wealth, property, respect and influence in society, victory over enemies, position of power and authority; and many other types of good results. Sarala Yoga is the second type of Vipreet Raj Yoga among the three types of Vipreet Raj Yogas and it can again be seen in this case that Sarala Yoga can also give benefic results similar to a combination of Dhan Yoga and Raj Yoga, just like Harsha Yoga. The placement of the lord of the eighth house of a horoscope in eighth house of the horoscope itself is not considered to form Sarala Yoga and it is considered as an exception to this type of Vipreet Raj Yoga.

Vimala Yoga : According to the prevalent definition of Vimala Yoga, it is said that if in a horoscope, the lord of the twelfth house is placed in the sixth or eighth house of the horoscope, Vimala Yoga is formed in the horoscope which can bless the native with very good character, wealth, property, respect and influence in society, position of power and authority, good financial management and many other types of good results. Vimala Yoga is the third type of Vipreet Raj Yoga among the three types of Vipreet Raj Yogas and it can again be seen in this case that Vimala Yoga can also give benefic results similar to a combination of Dhan Yoga and Raj Yoga, just like Harsha Yoga and Sarala Yoga. The placement of the lord of twelfth house of a horoscope in the twelfth house of the horoscope itself is not considered to form Vimala Yoga and it is considered as an exception to this type of Vipreet Raj Yoga.

It is evident from the definitions of all these three types of Vipreet Raj Yogas that each one of them can bless the native with money, wealth, power and influence among other things. The reason why every one of these Yogas is called Vipreet Raj Yoga in Vedic astrology is that each one of these Yogas is formed in Vipreet or adverse looking circumstances in a horoscope, which are quite opposite and contrary to the formation of a usual Raj Yoga in a horoscope, which is generally formed due to the combination of benefic planets in Kendra or Trikon houses of a horoscope. As we now know the definitions of all types of Vipreet Raj Yogas in a horoscope, let’s analyze the practical aspects of these Vipreet Raj Yogas in a horoscope as well as in the life of a native.

From the definition of Harsha Yoga, it can be calculated that this type of Vipreet Raj Yoga is formed in every sixth horoscope on average as there are only twelve houses in a horoscope and the possibility of the lord of sixth house being placed in any two out of these twelve houses is one in every sixth horoscope. Similarly the other two types of Vipreet Raj Yogas namely Sarala Yoga and Vimala Yoga are also likely to form in every sixth horoscope due to the same reason which has been given for the formation of Harsha Yoga. Combining all these results, it can be said that one of these three Vipreet Raj Yogas is formed in almost every 3rd horoscope at the least, as the possibility of placement of any one of the three given planets in two out of the three above mentioned houses of a horoscope is 1 in every 3 horoscopes. It means that one or the other type of Vipreet Raj Yoga is formed in every 3rd horoscope on average.

Looking at the kind of benefic results which have been associated with each type of Vipreet Raj Yoga, it seems extremely unlikely that such Vipreet Raj Yoga can be formed in a horoscope according to its prevalent definition as the kind of very good things associated with Vipreet Raj Yoga are simply not happening to every third person in this world and logically this can never happen to every third person. This is because if every third person becomes a king or king like, who will serve as the subject of these kings who will be billions in number. It should also be kept in mind that Vipreet Raj Yoga is only one type of Yoga which is said to bless a native with king like power and status, and there are other good Yogas mentioned in Vedic astrology, which can actually make a person become a king or king like.

Combining all these Yogas in their prevalent form, the world will be full of kings or king like people and there will be no subjects. It is obvious that this is not happening in reality. Hence on the basis of practical measures, it can be said that the prevalent definition of Vipreet Raj Yoga doesn’t carry much value and Vipreet Raj Yoga can’t be formed according to its prevalent definition. This leads us to one very important question as to whether there is anything called Vipreet Raj Yoga in reality or it is just a misconception which was born due to some coincidental but untrue observations of some astrologers.

I have analyzed the horoscopes of thousands of natives who are having such Vipreet Raj Yogas in their horoscopes according to the prevalent definition of this Yoga, but most of them have not witnessed anything significantly good in their lives, even till their ages of 50 to 60 years. On the contrary, many of them are having serious problems like diseases, debts, disrespect, accidents, short lifespan, danger from law, police and enemies; poverty or extreme poverty, engagement in criminal activities, long prison sentences, disturbed marriages, one or more than one broken marriage, disturbed family lives, late marriages or no marriages in some cases and many other kinds of bad results which lie on the opposite spectrum of luck. These opposite type of results give me solid reasons to doubt the formation of such Vipreet Raj Yoga in a horoscope in the first place.

However, I have also seen some horoscopes which are supposed to have some type of Vipreet Raj Yoga in them and these natives are actually enjoying the benefic results of such Vipreet Raj Yogas in different spheres of their lives with different quantum, depending on their overall horoscopes. This gives me a reason to believe that such Vipreet Raj Yoga can actually form in some horoscopes, if it doesn’t form in all of them. After years of research and after the study of thousands of such cases, I have been able to find the additional conditions which must meet in a horoscope, in order for any type of Vipreet Raj Yoga to form in such horoscope, apart from the primary condition mentioned for the formation of this Yoga.

Having a look at these additional conditions which are two in number, the first one of them states that the planet forming Vipreet Raj Yoga in a horoscope must be positive, as a negative planet can’t form a positive Yoga in a horoscope. This has been explained by me many times that a good Yoga is a positive phenomenon and accordingly; a positive planet or more than one positive planet should be involved in its formation. This is the time to understand that a negative planet can’t form a good Yoga in a horoscope as it is negative and it is meant to cause harm to the native. Similarly, a positive planet can’t form a bad Yoga in a horoscope as it is positive and it is supposed to give good results to the native. Hence the first additional condition for the formation of any type of Vipreet Raj Yoga in a horoscope is that the planet forming such Yoga should be positive in the horoscope.

Looking at the second condition, it has once again been mentioned by me many times that even in case of positive or negative planets; only those planets are capable of effectively forming good or bad Yogas, which possess a good level of activity in the horoscopes under consideration. The level of activity of a planet is the characteristic which decides how active or passive that planet is in a horoscope. For example, if the lord of sixth house is placed in the eighth house of that horoscope and it is positive in nature but it is not very active in the horoscope and it is only giving passive results, Vipreet Raj Yoga will not be formed in the horoscope, though the first two conditions are meeting.

This is because of the reason that due to its passive nature, this planet though positive in nature, is not likely to work much and accordingly it is not likely to produce significant results. Accordingly, no Vipreet Raj Yoga may be formed in the horoscope as the planet involved in the formation of this Yoga may be incapable of working in the required manner and hence it may be incapable of producing significant results. In other words, this positive lord of sixth house placed in the eighth house of a horoscope may form Vipreet Raj Yoga which may have strength of 20% or less, which in practical means that this Yoga is not formed because any Yoga less than 20% in strength may not produce significant positive or negative results, depending on whether such Yoga is good or bad.

Hence in order for Vipreet Raj Yoga to be formed in a horoscope, the planet forming this Yoga must possess a healthy level of activity as otherwise, this Yoga may only show in the horoscope and not in the life of the native. Have you ever wondered why some very rich, famous or influential people have achieved such big things in their lives, though their horoscopes look similar to the horoscopes of many other people who have not been able to accomplish much in their lives? The answer to this question lies in this factor called level of activity and let me elaborate it with the help of an example.

Let’s consider the formation of Harsha Yoga due to the presence of positive lord of sixth house in the eighth house in four different horoscopes and let’s consider that the rest of these horoscopes are supportive for good results indicated by such Harsha Yoga. Let’s further assume that the level of activity of such lord of sixth house let’s say Saturn is 20% in the first case, 40% in the second case, 60 % in the third case and 80% in the fourth case. Let’s also consider that that according to the overall horoscopes of all these four natives, the formation of Harsha Yoga supports a position of authority in the house of government. After establishing all these facts, let’s see what can happen in all these cases.

The first native having positive Saturn as the lord of sixth house placed in the eighth house of his horoscope with a level of activity as 20% is not likely to see anything significant in his life. This native may come across some chances of achieving a post of authority in the house of government during his lifetime, but none of these chances may materialize and he may miss out on all of them due to one reason or the other. For example, he may come across some opportunities to grab power through politics, but he may miss out on them.

The second native with positive Saturn having its level of activity as 40% is actually likely to see practical results as positive Saturn is the lord of the sixth house, it is placed in the eighth house and it is reasonably active. As a result, this native may try for a post of authority in the government and he may get it. However, it should be noted that this native is likely to get a post of reasonable authority and not a post of high authority due to the reason that Harsha Yoga formed in this case is not very strong. For instance, if this native achieves such authority through politics, he may become a member of legislative assembly of a state.

Moving on, the third native with positive Saturn having its level of activity as 60% is likely to achieve even better results, even if all other planetary combinations remain the same as in the first two cases. This is because the strength of Vipreet Raj Yoga in this case is 60% and hence it is capable of blessing the native with even better results. Accordingly, this native may get selected for a post of high authority in government. If this native gets such post of authority in government through politics, he may become a minister in a state government.

Coming to the fourth native, as Saturn being the lord of the sixth house, being positive and being placed in the eighth house forms Harsha Yoga of strength 80%, the results will be the strongest among these four cases. As a result, this native may get blessed with a post of very high authority in government. For instance, if this native enters politics, he may get blessed with the post of a minister in national government or he may become the chief minister of a state.

You see, how the entire horoscopes of all these four natives may look the same, which means all the planets in these horoscopes may be placed in the same houses as well as in the same signs, but the results may still be different. The reason for such different results experienced by these four natives having Vipreet Raj Yoga in their horoscopes is the level of activity of the lord of sixth house forming such Vipreet Raj Yoga, which decides the strength of this Yoga in their horoscopes. It is easy to understand that whether good or bad in nature, a person or an organization is not capable of producing significant positive or negative results, if it is not active. Hence the level of activity is the second additional condition as well as the third condition for the formation of Vipreet Raj Yoga in a horoscope.

Combining all these conditions, we can now draw the new definition for the formation of Vipreet Raj Yoga in a horoscope. According to this modified definition, if the lord of the sixth, eighth or twelfth house of a horoscope is placed in one of the other two houses in such horoscope, it is positive as well as active; Vipreet Raj Yoga is formed in the horoscope. Such Vipreet Raj Yoga can bless the native under its impact with many types of good results which may differ in type as well as in quantum, depending on the house of placement of this Yoga, strength of this Yoga as well as depending on the overall horoscope of the native under consideration.

Speaking about the overall horoscope, I have further noticed that the horoscopes in which the conditions for any type of Vipreet Raj Yoga are met and at the same time, the lord of ascendant meaning the lord of the first house of the horoscope is strong and it is benefic in nature, some other benefic planets are also strong and one or more than one of these planets are either casting strong influence on the planet forming Vipreet Raj Yoga in the horoscope or one or more than one of these planets are being influenced by the planet forming Vipreet Raj Yoga in the horoscope, strong benefic results may be experienced by the natives having such horoscopes. At the same time, if these planets are being supported by other positive planets in a horoscope, various types of benefic results similar to Dhan Yogas or Raj Yogas may be experienced by these natives.

The quantum of these good results depends on the number of benefic planets in a horoscope, strength and nature of the lord of ascendant as well as the strength of other benefic planets in the horoscope, placement of these benefic planets in the horoscope and very importantly, the influence of these benefic planets on each other as well as the on the planet or planets forming Vipreet Raj Yoga. You see, a horoscope is a complex pattern of various combinations of different positive and negative planets which may possess different strengths, which may possess different levels of activity and which may interact with each other in many possible ways. The net positive or negative results experienced by a native under consideration should only be predicted after carefully analyzing all these important aspects in a horoscope and the formation of Yogas like Vipreet Raj Yoga should not be predicted merely on the basis of placement of the lord of sixth, eighth or twelfth house of a horoscope in any one of the other two houses of the same horoscope.

If all the above mentioned additional conditions are met properly in a horoscope, the formation of such Vipreet Raj Yoga can actually give good, very good or great results to the native in various spheres of his life. However, if there are only a few benefic planets in a horoscope or if most of the benefic planets in a horoscope are either not strong, not well placed or they are not forming any strong relationship with each other as well as with the planet forming Vipreet Raj Yoga in the horoscope, the results of such Vipreet Raj Yoga are likely to be weak in nature. It means that the native may not witness good results of high quantum though this Yoga may be present in his horoscope. Hence the overall theme of a horoscope is the most important factor in deciding the good or bad results of any good or bad Yoga in such horoscope.

It should be understood that the formation of Vipreet Raj Yoga in a horoscope indicates gains through risky and adverse looking situations. Hence it is important for a native to have an overall strong and positive horoscope as otherwise, he may not be able to benefit through such adverse and risky circumstances. For example, if a big social and political revolution is taking place in a country or in a geographical region, the natives having Vipreet Raj Yogas in their horoscopes are likely to benefit through these conditions. However, the natives with overall strong and positive horoscopes may witness the biggest gains like emerging as the leaders of the new worlds whereas the natives with weak horoscopes may not benefit much.

This is due to the reason that though Vipreet Raj Yoga may be present in their horoscopes also, they may be afraid of taking the necessary risks due to weak horoscopes, and they may miss out on the opportunities. On the other hand, the natives with strong horoscopes may take all the necessary risks, they may put themselves in dangers and they may come out as winners, achieving posts of high authority in the new setup of governments formed as the results of such revolutions.

In easy language, the presence of any type of Vipreet Raj Yoga in a horoscope can provide sudden, profitable and at the same time risky or very risky opportunities to the native and a native with a strong or very strong horoscope may benefit from such opportunities whereas a native with a weak or very weak horoscope may miss out on such profitable but risky opportunities. This again asserts the fact that it is the overall strength and nature of a horoscope which decides whether or not a native can profit from a Vipreet Raj Yoga and hence it becomes a very important aspect in a horoscope.

For example, the formation of Harsha Yoga in a horoscope due to the presence of the lord of sixth house in the eighth house of the horoscope can bless the native with great wealth, money, recognition and authority which the native may achieve by virtue of someone’s death, by virtue of some court decision or someone’s sudden downfall or loss, if the lord of ascendant is strong, the planets signifying wealth, money, health, age, luck and authority are strong, some of these planets are placed well in the horoscope and at the same time; these benefic planets are forming relationships with one another as well as with the lord of the sixth house placed in eighth house of this horoscope.

On the other hand, if the lord of ascendant is weak in such horoscope, most of the planets signifying health, age, wealth, money, luck and authority are weak in the horoscope and they are not forming benefic relationships with each other, such Harsha Yoga may spell nothing much for the native as he may not have what it takes to benefit from these adverse looking circumstances. I have also observed that in some cases of Vipreet Raj Yoga, if the overall horoscopes are negative or weak, the natives may end up in losses instead of witnessing profits. This is due to the fact that these natives come across adverse and risky opportunities many times in their lives, but due to the overall negative horoscopes, these opportunities may not spell stable gains and they may spell temporary gains with bigger losses in the long run.

For example, a native in an extreme case of such Vipreet Raj Yoga with overall negative or weak horoscope may get blessed with a big amount of wealth or even with a post of authority by means of an unusual inheritance or by means of a risky practice like a revolution. However, due to the overall negative or weak horoscope, he may have to serve a prison sentence or he may even get murdered for such wealth or authority, shortly after gaining it. Can you remember some kings and political leaders from the history, who grabbed power in adverse circumstances through revolutions or through conspiracies? These are the ones who benefitted from Vipreet Raj Yogas. The ones with strong and positive horoscopes were able to sustain such power whereas the ones with negative or weak horoscopes paid the price in form of prison sentences or they were murdered for the same power.

Hence the overall horoscope of a native should be strong, benefic and capable of producing good results from such Vipreet Raj Yoga as well as capable of holding such good results in the long run. Only then a native can benefit from these opposite and adverse looking opportunities. Since all the above mentioned combinations are hard to find in most horoscopes, the benefic or extremely benefic results given by Vipreet Raj Yoga are also limited only to a few horoscopes and this fact makes this Yoga, a rare and practical Yoga. Each and every type of good or bad Yoga mentioned in Vedic astrology is a rare to form Yoga and it is not something which will appear in every third horoscope.

In the end, it should be noted that Vipreet RajYoga means a RajYoga blessing the native through Vipreet or adverse conditions. This is not a usual type of RajYoga where the native may get top class results in usual ways. Hence the natives under the impact of Vipreet RajYoga are likely to face opportunities of gains through adverse circumstances. In other words, they may profit through other people’s losses. In order to win through such adverse situations, their overall horoscopes must be strong and supportive.

Himanshu Shangari