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Vedic astrology mentions a number of good and bad yogas which can be formed in a horoscope. Vasumati yog and Raj Lakshana yog are two such yogas which are formed in a horoscope under a particular set of conditions according to Vedic astrology and both these yogas are said to bless the native with good and benefic results.
Vasumati Yog : According to the definition of Vasumati Yog prevalent in Vedic astrology, it is said that if in a horoscope there are benefic planets present in upachaya houses of the horoscope which means if there are benefic planets present in houses 3, 6, 10 and 11 from Ascendant or Moon in a horoscope, Vasumati yog is formed in the horoscope which can make the native independent and rich or very rich.
Many Vedic astrologers believe that the presence of natural benefic planets like Jupiter and Venus in upachaya houses of a horoscope forms Vasumati yog in the horoscope whereas this assumption does not hold good in actual practice and the planets placed in upachaya houses of a horoscope should be benefic planets for the horoscope in question while they may or may not be natural benefic planets. This is because the more important thing regarding the malefic and benefic behavior of planets is how they behave in a particular horoscope and not how they behave naturally.
For example, Jupiter may work as a malefic or very malefic planet in a horoscope even though it is a natural benefic planet and in this case, most of the results produced by Jupiter for such horoscope will be negative and hence such malefic Jupiter can’t lead to the formation of Vasumati yog in the horoscope. On the contrary, it can form some kind of defect in the horoscope by afflicting some house or some planet in the horoscope like malefic Jupiter placed in sixth house of a horoscope along with the Sun, can form strong and serious Pitru Dosha in the horoscope instead of forming Vasumati yog in the horoscope. Such Pitru Dosha can trouble the native on account of various problems in many spheres of his life. Hence the planets placed in upachaya houses of a horoscope should be benefic for the formation of Vasumati yog in a horoscope and in order for the native to experience its benefic results.
It has also come to my observation that the formation of Vasumati yog works best when upachaya houses are counted from Lagna instead of counting upachaya houses from Moon, and counting the upachaya houses both from Lagna and from Moon at the same time can create a situation of confusion in a horoscope and hence the formation of Vasumati yog should be decided from Lagna and not from Moon in a horoscope.
The presence of Vasumati yog in different horoscopes can give different results to different natives depending on the different benefic planets present in upachaya houses of different horoscopes, the strength and placement of such benefic planets, the significances owned by these planets, the impact of other positive or negative planets on these benefic planets, the formation of other benefic or malefic yogas in the horoscope and the overall strength and nature of the horoscope among other things.
Hence the formation of Vasumati Yog in a horoscope should be decided after checking all important aspects related to the formation of this yog and the benefic results associated with Vasumati yog should be decided after properly analyzing all the important factors which can increase or decrease the benefic results of this yog in a horoscope.
Raj Lakshana Yog : According to the definition of Raj Lakshana Yog prevalent in Vedic astrology, it is said that when in a horoscope, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Moon are present in Kendra houses of a horoscope, Raj Lakshana Yog is formed in the horoscope which can bless the native with attractive appearance as well as with the characteristics of a king or royal person.
Kendra houses of a horoscope are houses 1, 4, 7 and 10 of the horoscope counted from Lagna or Ascendant of the horoscope. Some astrologers believe that the formation of Raj Lakshan yog in a horoscope can also bless the native with a position of power and authority in government or in some private organization and the native having Raj Lakshana Yog in his horoscope actually becomes like a king or authoritative person.
It should however be noted that the actual formation and benefic results of Raj Lakshana Yog need to meet some other conditions apart from the condition mentioned in the prevalent definition of this yog. As with most of the benefic yogas, the planets forming Raj Lakshan yog in a horoscope should all be benefic or majority of these planets should be benefic in the horoscope for the formation of this yog in a horoscope.
The presence of malefic Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Moon in Kendra houses of a horoscope is not likely to bless the native with Royal appearance and characteristics, or with a position of power and authority and such malefic planets can distort the thinking pattern and character of the native and accordingly different natives suffering from such malefic planets may face different kinds of problems depending on the number and type of malefic planets in Kendra houses of their horoscopes.
For example, the presence of malefic Mercury and Moon in first house of a horoscope can trouble the native on account of health problems or this combination can cause physical or mental distortions to the native whereas the presence of the same malefic combination in tenth house of a horoscope can trouble the native on account of serious problems in his professional sphere and some of these natives can even become criminals instead of becoming officers or ministers with the government. Hence the benefic and malefic nature of the planets involved in the formation of Raj Lakshana Yog in a horoscope should be analyzed properly before deciding the formation of this yog in a horoscope.
Looking at some factors which can influence the benefic results given by Raj Lakshana Yog in a horoscope, the strength and placement of the planets forming this yog in a horoscope, the influence of other benefic as well as malefic planets on these planets in a horoscope, the presence of other good or bad yogas in the horoscope and the overall strength and nature of the horoscope should be studied properly before predicting the benefic results given by Raj Lakshana Yog in a horoscope.