The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Kaal Sarp Yog (Revised Edition)’.
Padam Kaal Sarp Yog
If in a horoscope, Rahu is placed in the fifth house, Ketu is placed in the eleventh house and all other planets are placed within the axis of Rahu and Ketu, Padam Kaal Sarp Yog is formed in that horoscope. To simplify, if all other planets are placed from house number five to eleven or from house number eleven to five in such horoscope, Padam Kaal Sarp Yog is formed in the horoscope. In some cases; when any one among Moon, Sun, Venus or Mercury is placed outside Rahu-Ketu axis; Kaal Sarp Yog may still form in the horoscope.
Padam Kaal Sarp Yog may trouble the native with problems related to love life, lover, birth of children, wellbeing of children, relationship with children, spiritual growth, creativity, profession, financial losses, friends, associates, stock markets and many other types of problems; depending on his overall horoscope.
Padam Kaal Sarp Yog may trouble a native under its influence with a number of problems related to children. Let’s look at some of them. The native may witness delay in childbirth and such delay may prolong if this defect is supported by other malefic planets. This aspect may prove much more troublesome if the native is female. Such native may have medical problems related to her reproductive system. Hence she may face complications when she tries to conceive and deliver. The native may suffer from miscarriages, more than once. In an extreme case of this type; the native may witness multiple miscarriages before she may deliver a child or she may not be able to deliver throughout her life.
Padam Kaal Sarp Yog has a marked tendency to create various types of complications related to child birth. Hence the native may have to conceive through IVF (in vitro fertilization) as she may not be able to conceive naturally. Even after going through IVF, she may not be able to get pregnant or hold pregnancy, if this defect is strong and supported by other malefic planets.
Looking at another probability, the native may have a child or children who may suffer from physical or mental health issues. In an extreme case of this type; the native may give birth to physically or mentally handicapped children. Likewise, there are a number of other problems related to childbirth; that such Padam Kaal Sarp Yog may create.
This defect can also trouble the native with a wide variety of problems related to profession. Let’s look at some of them. The native may witness financial losses, failures, setbacks, betrayals, job loss; discontinuation of profession, bad reputation, court cases and penalties; among other things. Padam Kaal Sarp Yog may also make the native engage in criminal activities and the native may become a professional criminal, if the rest of his horoscope is supportive for this result.
The native suffering from this defect may not earn sufficient money through his profession and he may witness financial tightness, almost throughout his life. The native may lose his job, many times in life. The native may have to change his job many times; due to unfavourable circumstances. The native may lose significant amount of money through stock markets and other such practices. Apart from these, Padam Kaal Sarp Yog may trouble the native with a number of problems related to profession and finances; depending on his overall horoscope.
Once the formation of Padam Kaal Sarp Yog is confirmed in a horoscope, the next factor to check is the strength of this defect. The strength of Kaal Sarp Yog is calculated through the placements of Rahu and Ketu in various signs, nakshatras and navamshas; as well as through the influences of other benefic and malefic planets on Rahu and Ketu. The overall theme of horoscope and running times (Mahadashas) also affect the strength of Padam Kaal Sarp Yog.
Let’s start with signs. Suppose malefic Rahu in the fifth house in Gemini and malefic Ketu in the eleventh house in Sagittarius form Padam Kaal Sarp Yog in a horoscope. Rahu is strong in Gemini and Ketu is strong in Sagittarius. Hence such Kaal Sarp Yog may be strong in most cases, it may be very strong in some cases and it may possess significant strength in some cases.
Such Padam Kaal Sarp Yog may have adverse effect on financial situation as well as on the profession of the native. Hence the native may not be able to get well-paying jobs, despite being qualified for them. Depending on the overall horoscope, the native may not be qualified for such jobs and he may have low earnings due to lack of education as well as skills. The native may lose his job or he may witness discontinuation of profession, many times in his life. In many cases, the native may lose jobs because of being impulsive and doing things in hurry, without giving them due consideration or without doing them in planned manner.
Such Padam Kaal Sarp Yog may also make the native lose money through stock markets, bets, gambling and other likewise practices. The native may lose much more than he gains, whenever he engages in such practices. Hence such natives should be careful when investing in stock markets and other likewise practices where money is quickly made or lost. In an extreme case when such Padam Kaal Sarp Yog is supported by other malefic planets; the native may lose most of his money as well as other assets through gambling of one type or another.
Such Padam Kaal Sarp Yog may also create problems related to love life and children. Looking at love life, the native may witness many failed love relationships throughout his life. The situation may become more troublesome in case the native is female. She may witness many failed relationships and she may also have to go through one or more than one abortion; as she may get pregnant through such love affairs.
Such Padam Kaal Sarp Yog may also make the native vulnerable to extramarital affairs and such affairs may prove troublesome. The native may witness problems in marriage and he may even face broken marriage or marriages; primarily due to his engagement in extramarital affairs. The native may also have a child or children through an extramarital affair.
Moving on, let’s look at the influences of benefic and malefic planets as well as the impact of running times and the overall theme of horoscope on such Padam Kaal Sarp Yog. Let’s take an example to understand this concept in a better manner.
Suppose malefic Rahu in the fifth house in Gemini and malefic Ketu in the eleventh house in Sagittarius form Padam Kaal Sarp Yog. Suppose a benefic combination of Jupiter and Mars is placed in the eleventh house in Sagittarius and both these planets are placed in Poorvashada nakshatra. Suppose benefic Venus is placed in the fifth house in Gemini in Punarvasu in Taurus navamsha, benefic exalted Sun is placed in the third house in Aries in Ashwini, Mercury is placed in the fourth house in Taurus in Rohini, Saturn is placed in the second house in Pisces and Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn. The overall horoscope becomes much more balanced in this case.
Jupiter and Mars are strong in Sagittarius and collectively; they are much stronger than Ketu in this sign. Hence the overall combination in the eleventh house may turn benefic and Ketu may also show benefic results; along with malefic results. Venus and Rahu are both strong in Gemini. However, Venus has advantage through the positive energy it receives from the combination in the eleventh house. The remaining planets are also placed well in the horoscope.
As the combined result of all these factors; Padam Kaal Sarp Yog may lose most of its strength and it may not cause serious damage to any sphere hit by it; though it may still cause mild damage to some spheres and significant damage to some spheres. The sphere of profession may benefit the most due to strong placements of Jupiter, Mars and Sun. The sphere of marriage may do well in case the native is male. In case the native is female, this sphere may face mild or significant but not serious problems.
Looking at the running times; suppose within the sign of Capricorn; Moon is placed in Leo navamsha of Dhanishtha. It means the native is born under Mars Mahadasha with about 6 years left. This Mahadasha is followed by 18 year Rahu Mahadasha, 16 year Jupiter Mahadasha, 19 year Saturn Mahadasha and then by 17 year Mercury Mahadasha. Hence these five planets may rule the timelines from the time of birth of the native, till his age of 76 years. All the planets engaged in this combination are significantly or highly benefic.
As a result, the native may not face serious problems during any of these Mahadashas. Rahu Mahadasha may produce good as well as bad results; though the good results may be more in number and quantum. Jupiter Mahadasha may prove the best one and it may bless the native with very good results related to most spheres of his life; between his age of 24 and 40. Saturn Mahadasha may produce good results though it may also cause some problems. Mercury Mahadasha may produce good results related to some spheres and very good results related to some other spheres; though it may also cause some problems. Hence the native may enjoy a lot of money, very good professional growth, good marriage and good results related to many other spheres; despite the formation of Padam Kaal Sarp Yog in his horoscope.
Let’s change the entire equation and see what may happen when malefic Rahu and Ketu are joined by other malefic planets. Suppose malefic Rahu in the fifth house in Gemini and malefic Ketu in the eleventh house in Sagittarius form Padam Kaal Sarp Yog in a horoscope. Suppose malefic Moon as well as Mercury is placed in the fifth house in Gemini along with Rahu; and Saturn is placed in the eleventh house in Sagittarius in Moola. Suppose Sun is placed in the sixth house in Cancer along with debilitated Mars; and Venus is placed in the seventh house in Leo.
Moon, Rahu and Ketu are highly malefic. Sun and Mars are weak in the Cancer and the sixth house is a troublesome house. Saturn is not comfortable in Sagittarius and Moola is a destructive nakshatra. In addition to these factors, Saturn receives a lot of negativity from strong Ketu as well as from the malefic combination in the fifth house. Hence Saturn may turn significantly or highly malefic in the horoscope; depending on the finer factors as well as on the placement of Jupiter in the horoscope.
It means that among these 8 planets; only Venus is duly benefic though it is not much comfortable in Leo. If benefic Jupiter is placed in the tenth house of this horoscope in Scorpio; the horoscope may become better and the benefic part of Saturn may increase. However, if Jupiter is placed in the fifth or eighth house; the problems may aggravate and Saturn may turn even more malefic. Suppose Jupiter is placed in the eighth house in Virgo.
In this case, such Padam Kaal Sarp Yog supported by all other malefic or troubled planets may cause serious damage to all spheres hit by it. Since Saturn being the lord of the first house and Mercury being the lord of the eighth house are seriously afflicted; the biggest threat may be posed to native’s lifespan. Hence the native may suffer from various types of health issues and some of them may be terminal. Depending on the finer factors as well as on the running times; the native may die any time before the age of 45 years.
Suppose within the sign of Gemini, Moon is placed in Sagittarius navamsha of Ardra nakshatra. It means the native is born during Rahu Mahadasha with about 16 years left. Rahu Mahadasha is followed by 16 year Jupiter Mahadasha and then by 19 year Saturn Mahadasha. Saturn’s Mahadasha may rules the timeline between native’s age of 32 and 51; and the native may not survive this period. In this case, the native may die because of heart attack or some type of cancer.
Looking at another variation; suppose Moon is placed in Gemini navamsha of Punarvasu nakshatra. It means the native is born under Jupiter Mahadasha, with about 6 year left. This Mahadasha is followed by 19 year Saturn Mahadasha and then by 17 year Mercury Mahadasha. Hence the Mahadashas of Saturn and Mercury may rule the timelines between native’s age of 6 and 42. Saturn represents lifespan through the first house; and it is seriously afflicted. Mercury represents lifespan through the eighth house and it too is seriously afflicted. Hence the native may die any time before his age of 42; during Saturn or Mercury Mahadasha; depending on the finer factors.
Such Padam Kaal Sarp Yog supported by other malefic planets may also create serious problems related to profession, finances, love life, children, marriage, spiritual growth, mental health and a number of other spheres.
Malefic effects of Padam Kaal Sarp Yog can be reduced with the help of remedies. The application of gemstones and Poojas in particular may prove useful in reducing the strength and/or malefic effects of Kaal Sarp Yog. Gemstones may be more useful in counteracting the malefic effects produced by Padam Kaal Sarp Yog, and they may not be able to directly reduce the strength of this defect in many cases. Poojas may directly reduce the strength of this defect in most cases. As that happens; malefic effects produced by Kaal Sarp Yog may also reduce.