Kusum Yog, Gaj Yog

Important Yogas in Vedic Astrology
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Vedic astrology mentions a number of good and bad yogas which can be formed in a horoscope. Kusum yog and Gaj 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.

Kusum Yog : According to the definition of Kusum Yog prevalent in Vedic astrology, it is said that if in a horoscope, Jupiter is in Ascendant or Lagna, Moon is in 7th house of the horoscope and Sun is in 8th sign from Moon which means that if Sun is placed in 2nd house of the horoscope, Kusum Yog is formed in the horoscope, which blesses the native with name, fame and a position of power and authority among other good things. Vedic astrology considers Kusum yog as a very benefic yog and many Vedic astrologers believe that the formation of this yog in a horoscope can significantly increase the overall benefic potential of the horoscope.

It can be seen that Kusum yog is a specific combination of particular type of Gaj Kesari Yog and particular type of Vashi yog as Jupiter and Moon in first and 7th house of the horoscope will form Gaj Kesari Yog whereas Sun and Jupiter in 2nd and first house of the horoscope will form Vashi Yog in the horoscope according to the definition of these yogas mentioned in Vedic astrology. Accordingly many Vedic astrologers believe that Kusum yog is capable of blessing the native with combined benefic effects of Gaj Kesari Yog and Vashi Yog.

It should however be noted that the benefic or malefic nature of planets forming Kusum Yog in a horoscope which are Jupiter, Moon and Sun, is the key factor which decides whether a benefic Kusum Yog will form in the horoscope due to above mentioned combination of these planets or some kind of malefic yog will be formed in the horoscope due to such combination.

The possibilities of formation of benefic as well as malefic yogas will be similar to those in case of Gaj Kesari Yog and Vashi Yog and all three planets namely Jupiter, Moon and Sun should be working positively or benefic in the horoscope for the formation of benefic Kusum Yog in the horoscope as malefic Jupiter, Moon and Sun will not form benefic Kusum Yog in the horoscope and on the contrary they can form some kind of malefic yog or dosh in the horoscope. Hence all the planets forming Kusum Yog in a horoscope should be benefic in nature, for the formation of an effective and benefic Kusum Yog in the horoscope.

Once this yog is formed in the horoscope, the strength of Jupiter, Sun and Moon should be checked in the horoscope in order to determine the overall strength of Kusum Yog in the horoscope. Among other important factors, the interaction of Jupiter, Moon and Sun with other benefic as well as malefic planets in the horoscope should also be analyzed properly, the formation of other benefic as well as malefic yogas in the horoscope should also be checked and the overall nature and strength of the horoscope should also be checked in the horoscope before predicting the benefic effects of Kusum Yog in the horoscope.

Gaj Yog : According to the definition of Gaj yog prevalent in Vedic astrology, it is said that if in a horoscope, the lord of 9th house from the 11th house of the horoscope is present in 11th house of the horoscope along with Moon and this combination is under the influence of Lord of 11th house, Gaj Yog is formed in the horoscope which can bless the native with wealth, luxuries, many luxurious vehicles and other good things.

For example, if Aries is the Ascendant of a native, the lord of 9th house from 11th house which means that the lord of 7th house of the horoscope which is Venus, is present in 11th house of the horoscope along with Moon and if this combination is under the influence of Saturn which is the lord of 11th house, Gaj Yog is formed in the horoscope.

The prevalent definition of Gaj Yog is complicated and it could have been mentioned in simpler form because 9th house from 11th house will always be 7th house of the horoscope in every case and hence the definition of Gaj yog can be put in simpler form as, if the lord of 7th house in a horoscope is placed in 11th house along with Moon and this combination is under the influence of lord of 11th house, Gaj yog is formed in the horoscope.

Coming to the actual formation and results given by Gaj Yog, the good results indicated by Gaj Yog are not seen in many horoscopes where this yog seems to be formed according to its definition prevalent in Vedic astrology. The reason for this is that the planets involved in the formation of Gaj Yog should be benefic in the horoscope in order for this yog to produce benefic results for the native, and the union of negative or malefic planets in 11th house of the horoscope will not lead to the formation of benefic Gaj Yog in the horoscope, and instead such a malefic combination can form some dosh in the horoscope.

Therefore, the lord of 7th house, Moon and the lord of 11th house of the horoscope should be benefic planets in order for Gaj yog to form and produce good results in a horoscope. Looking at some other important things which can change the results given by Gaj yog, the strength of all the planets involved in the formation of Gaj Yog should be checked thoroughly as such strength will be directly proportional to the strength of Gaj Yog in the horoscope, the influence of other benefic and malefic planets on the planets forming Gaj Yog should also be analyzed, the formation of other good or bad yogas in the horoscope and the overall strength and nature of the horoscope should also be analyzed properly in order to calculate the benefic results indicated by Gaj yog in a horoscope.

 

By
Himanshu Shangari