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Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog
If in a horoscope, Rahu is placed in the seventh house, Ketu is placed in the first house and all other planets are placed within the axis of Rahu and Ketu, Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog is formed in that horoscope. To simplify, if all other planets are placed from house number one to seven or from house number seven to one in such horoscope, Takshak 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.
Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog may trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, personality, vitality, immunity, psychological disorders; event of marriage, longevity of marriage, quality of marriage, husband, wife, partnerships, sexual relationships, genitals and a number of other problems.
Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog may affect mental, emotional and psychic abilities of the natives under its influence. Some of these natives may be born with one type of mental disorder or another. Fears, phobias and insecurities for no obvious reasons are some of the most common types of problems rendered by this defect. In some cases, the natives may have serious psychological issues or they may be mentally retarded. In an extreme case when this defect is strong and supported by other malefic planets; the native may have serious psychological disorders and he may not get rid of them, throughout his life. Such native may suffer from vertigo, split personality disorder, bipolar disorder or some other likewise psychological disorder. In another extreme case; the native may be mentally retarded and he may remain so throughout his life.
Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog may trouble the native with a wide variety of physical health problems and it may also reduce the lifespan of the native. This defect may make the native prone to accidents, diseases, allergies and infections among other things. In case this defect is strong and supported by other malefic planets; the native may die young due to a serious disease or infection.
Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog may also trouble the natives under its influence with a wide variety of problems related to marriage. In some cases; it may delay the marriages of the natives beyond their ages of 35 or 40 years; or they may not get married throughout their lives. In majority of cases; this defect may not delay their marriages but it may create some of the most troublesome, strange and rare types of problems in their marriages.
Loyalty between the partners may become a concern, when Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog is formed in a horoscope. In some cases; one partner may not be loyal to the other whereas in some other cases; both partners may be disloyal to each other. This defect may create strong tendencies for extramarital affairs or casual sexual relationships which may cause damage to marriage.
Some natives having Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog may get married to people who may be hard or very hard to satisfy; physically, mentally, emotionally and/or financially. Hence one such native may get married to a woman who may spend a lot more than his earning. Despite his best efforts to satisfy the financial needs/greed of his wife; the native may not be able to do so. This may create problems in marriage and such problems may gain momentum with time. Depending on native’s overall horoscope; his wife may engage in an extramarital affair for money or she may divorce the native in order to get married to someone rich.
Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog may also trouble the native with problems related to profession. The native may face financial losses, setbacks, deceptions, job loss; discontinuation of profession, bad reputation and a number of other problems.
Once the formation of Takshak 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 Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog.
Let’s start with signs. Suppose malefic Rahu in the seventh house in Virgo and malefic Ketu in the first house in Pisces form Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog in a horoscope. Rahu is exalted in Virgo and Ketu is exalted in Pisces. Hence such Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog may be strong in most cases and it may be very strong in some cases; depending on placements of Rahu and Ketu in various nakshatras and navamshas within their respective signs.
Such Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog may trouble the native with various types of problems related to health. The native may suffer from physical health issues, mental disturbances or serious psychological disorders; depending on his overall horoscope. Such defect may especially prove troublesome for mental health of the native. Hence the native may suffer from anxiety, restlessness, depression, vertigo, insanity, split personality disorder, bipolar disorder; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), delusional disorder, dyslexia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and a number of other problems; depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at physical problems; such Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog may reduce the overall immunity of the native. Hence he may suffer from seasonal fevers, bacterial infections, viral infections, fungal infections, parasitic diseases; various types of cancers like liver cancer, stomach cancer, intestinal cancer, brain cancer and a number of other health issues; depending on his overall horoscope.
Such Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog may create problems in the marriage of the native. Such Kaal Sarp Yog may trouble the marriage of the native through disputes, disagreements, misunderstandings, suspicions, extramarital affairs, conspiracies and a number of other problems; depending on his overall horoscope. This type of Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog may break one or two marriages of the native on its own. If it is supported by other malefic planets; it may break more than two or three marriages of the native; on account of serious problems.
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 Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog. Let’s take an example to understand this concept in a better manner.
Suppose malefic exalted Rahu in the seventh house in Virgo and malefic Ketu in the first house in Pisces form Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog in a horoscope. Suppose benefic Jupiter and Mars are placed in the first house along with Ketu; and benefic Moon is placed in the seventh house in Virgo in Hasta, along with Rahu.
Jupiter and Mars are highly benefic in the horoscope and Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the first house. Though Guru Chandal Yoga is also formed due to affliction from malefic Ketu to Jupiter; it may not hold much strength since Ketu alone is no match for a combination of Jupiter and Mars in this case. Hence the overall combination in the first house may turn benefic though it may show some malefic results also; and such results may be pronounced during Ketu Mahadasha; if it hits the native. Due to combined benefic influence of Jupiter and Mars; Ketu may turn partly benefic and partly malefic; though the malefic part may be higher than the benefic part.
Suppose Mercury is placed in the fourth house in Gemini in Ardra or Punarvasu; Venus is placed in the second house in Aries in Bharani, Sun is placed in the fifth house in Cancer in Pushya and exalted Saturn is placed in the third house in Libra. The overall horoscope becomes stronger and more balanced in this case.
Jupiter is strong and supported by Mars. Venus does well in Aries and it does very well in Bharani since it rules this nakshatra. The placements of Mercury, Venus and Jupiter may significantly reduce the quantum of affliction caused by Rahu to the seventh house. Moon does well in Virgo and it is very good in Hasta. Though Rahu is stronger than Moon in Virgo; Moon receives direct support from benefic Jupiter as well as Mars; and it receives indirect from through Venus and Mercury, since both these planets are strong and they reduce the quantum of affliction caused by Rahu.
As the combined result of all these factors; the overall horoscope may become strong as well as benefic. Hence Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog may lose most of its strength in this case; and the native may not suffer much due to it. On the contrary, the native may witness very good results related to profession, physical health and overall personality whereas he may witness good results (with some problems) related to marriage and mental health.
Here again, much depends on the placement of Moon since it controls the Mahadashas. Suppose within the sign of Virgo; Moon is placed in the last quarter of Hasta. It means the native is born under Moon Mahadasha with about 1 year left. This Mahadasha is followed by 7 year Mars Mahadasha, 18 year Rahu Mahadasha, 16 year Jupiter Mahadasha, 19 year Saturn Mahadasha and then by 17 year Mercury Mahadasha. Hence these six planets may rule the timelines from native’s time of birth till his age of 78 years.
The native may witness very good results during Moon and Mars Mahadashas. He may witness mixed results during Rahu Mahadasha. This Mahadasha may produce good or very good results related to profession and it may cause some problems related to marriage. However, such problems may not be high in quantum since this Mahadasha ends when the native turns 26; and a number of people in the present times may not even get married till this age. Apart from that; Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Moon provide support for marriage.
The 16 year Jupiter Mahadasha running from native’s age of 26 to 42 years; may produce very good results related to all spheres of his life. This is because benefic Jupiter rules the first house, it forms Hamsa Yoga and it is placed in the first house which influences the entire horoscope. The 19 year Saturn Mahadasha may produce mixed results. Though it may create problems related to profession; such problems may not be high in quantum due to the overall strong and benefic horoscope. The 16 year Mercury Mahadasha may produce very good results.
Looking at a variation; suppose within the sign of Virgo, Moon is placed in the first quarter of Hasta. The native is born under Moon Mahadasha with about 9 years left. In this case; Rahu Mahadasha may be effective between native’s age of 16 and 34 years. Since the period between 25 and 34 is important for the sphere of marriage in most cases; the equation may change. The native may witness significant problems in his first marriage and he may even face one broken marriage; depending on the finer factors.
Let’s look at the entire equation from the opposite angle and see what may happen when Rahu and Ketu are joined by malefic planets. Suppose malefic exalted Rahu in the seventh house in Virgo and malefic exalted Ketu in the first house in Pisces form Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog in a horoscope. Suppose malefic Sun and malefic debilitated Venus are placed in the seventh house in Virgo along with Rahu; and malefic Saturn is placed in the first house in Pisces along with Ketu.
Sun and Venus are highly malefic. Hence they may add much more negativity to Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog as well as to the seventh house. Saturn is highly malefic and it may add a lot of negativity to Ketu as well as to the first house. The malefic combinations in the seventh and first house may transfer a lot of negative energy to each other. Hence all five planets may become highly malefic and the first as well as the seventh house may get seriously afflicted.
The sphere of marriage may be almost destroyed for male native; no matter what the placement of Mercury is in the horoscope. As a result, the native may witness a wide variety of problems related to marriage. These problems may include delay in marriage, broken marriages, death of spouse, disputes, disagreements, conspiracies, perversions; murder of spouse by the native or murder of the native by spouse; and other problems, depending on the overall horoscope.
Such malefic combination may trouble the native with a number of problems related to health; and it may reduce his lifespan; significantly or seriously, depending on the overall horoscope. The native may engage in the company of sex workers on regular basis and he may also may get infected with an STD (sexually transmitted disease), more than once in his life. If Jupiter being the lord of the first house is not strong and clean; the native may get infected with a fatal STD and he may die young.
Such Takshak Kaal Sarp Yog supported by malefic Saturn, Sun and Venus may also trouble the native with various types of physical and mental health problems. Taking an example, suppose Mercury is placed in the eighth house in Chitra along with Moon; Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius and retrograde Mars is placed in the first house in Pisces along with Saturn and Ketu. In this case; the native may be born with a serious psychological disorder or he may develop one during early childhood; and he may never recover from it; throughout his life. Due to the overall troubled horoscope; the native may die any time before the age of 45; depending on the finer factors as well as running times.
Malefic effects of Takshak 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 Takshak 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.