The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Kaal Sarp Yog (Revised Edition)’.
Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog
If in a horoscope, Rahu is placed in the tenth house, Ketu is placed in the fourth house and all other planets are placed within the axis of Rahu and Ketu, Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog is formed in that horoscope. To simplify, if all other planets are placed from house number four to ten or from house number ten to four in such horoscope, Ghatak 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.
Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog may trouble the native with problems related to mother, home, family, properties, vehicles, security, mental health, profession, reputation, authority, public image and a number of other problems.
Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog can cause a wide variety of problems related to mother. Some of these natives may not have good relationships with their mothers from early childhood. They may have differences of opinions with their mothers or they may simply feel that the emotional bond is not as healthy as it should be. In some cases, the mothers may get so much caught up in other jobs that they may simply not be able to pay due attention to the natives.
In some cases, the parents may have serious disturbances in their marriages; and they may not pay much attention to the natives; especially the mothers. In many of these cases; the natives may feel that their mothers have more or much more to contribute towards such disturbances than their fathers. Hence they may build negative images of their mothers and such images may not let them have healthy relationships with their mothers; especially till the age of 35.
In an extreme case when Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog is strong and supported by other malefic planets; native’s father may die, his mother may get married again and she may send the native to a boarding school. Looking at another extreme, the native may lose his father to death and his mother may send him to his grandparents. Hence the native may be raised by grandparents.
Natives having Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog are often prone to suffer from various types of psychological problems. Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog is one of the best among all 12 types of this defect; when it comes to make a native suffer from problems like depression and other likewise psychological disorders. In an extreme case when this defect is strong and supported by other malefic planets; the native may suffer from a serious psychological problem like depression, schizophrenia, insanity, hysteria or bipolar disorder.
Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog may also create problems related to marriage. In some cases; it may delay marriages whereas in many cases, it may disturb or break marriages. This defect may cause more damage to marriage in case of males than females. In general, Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog on its own may not break more than one marriage of a native under its influence. However when supported by other malefic planets; it may break two or three marriages of the native.
Though Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog may not be good at breaking marriages; it may be good at creating long separations between the partners. Hence some natives under its influence may separate from their spouses on account of various problems. However, they may not get divorced and they may live in separation for many years in most such cases; or throughout their lives in some cases. Looking at another probability, their partners may engage in jobs which require them to work at distant places. Hence these natives may not be able to spend much time with their partners.
Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog may also create a wide variety of problems related to profession. No other type of Kaal Sarp Yog may be as good as this one; when it comes to create roller coaster in the sphere of profession. A couple of things that one such native may lack the most are stability and peace. It means his profession may not be stable or peaceful or both. Peaceful in this context means that one such native may keep facing one problem after the other and such problems may not allow him to work peacefully.
When it comes to stability, one such native may witness ups and downs in the professional sphere and they may not go away; throughout his professional career, unless this factor is rectified by benefic planets. Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog takes more pleasure in creating a number of disturbances as well as problems in profession; than in making the native have no profession at all. Hence natives under strong influence of Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog may keep changing their jobs or professions or they may have to do so. This defect may often trouble the natives with the feeling that whichever jobs they are doing are not good enough for them and they may do better or much better. Hence such natives may often quit their jobs or change their lines of profession; in search for better opportunities; as guided from within.
It is due to this urge to achieve more and more; that natives under strong influence of Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog may often engage in professions or practices; which may be risky, immoral and/or illegal. Ghatak and Vishdhar Kaal Sarp Yog have the highest ratio of producing professionals who may be declared criminals; among all 12 types of this defect. More than that, these two types may produce professionals who may engage in legal or even in respectable professions; but they may engage in immoral or illegal activities; in order to achieve more and more. A typical corporate professional or a politician who may be willing to go to any lengths in order to achieve more and more success; may be under the influence of Ghatak or Vishdhar Kaal Sarp Yog.
Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog may trouble the native with financial losses, setbacks, failures, debts, bankruptcy, bad reputation, litigations, court cases, penalties, imprisonment and other problems; through his profession. In an extreme case when this defect is strong and supported by other malefic planets; the native may have to run away from his country; after being involved in a big scandal or scam. Looking at another extreme; the native may spend many years in prison, due to his involvement in a big scandal or scam.
Once the formation of Ghatak 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 Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog.
Let’s start with signs. Suppose malefic Rahu in the tenth house in Taurus and malefic Ketu in the fourth house in Scorpio form Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog in a horoscope. Rahu is exalted in Taurus and Ketu is exalted in Scorpio. Hence such Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog may be strong or very strong; depending on placements of Rahu and Ketu in various nakshatras and navamshas; within their respective signs.
Such Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog may trouble the native with problem related to psychological issues. Hence the native may suffer from restlessness, anxiety, depression and a number of other likewise problems; depending on his overall horoscope. Such native may have significant or serious emotional disturbances which may be related to bad or very bad experiences of his childhood. The native may have bad equation with his mother, he may have almost no equation with her or he may lose his mother early in life; depending on the rest of his horoscope. Whichever of these may be the case; it may affect mental health of the native and he may suffer from mental problems.
Such Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog may also create problems related to professional sphere. This defect may not delay the beginning of professional career of the native but it may create a wide variety of problems after his career starts. At times, the native may be so fixed on his professional goals that he may not be able to look at other important factors. For instance, the native may not take time to consider what price he may end up paying in order to achieve a goal. Likewise, he may not care much about the methods he uses to reach his goals.
Similarly, he may not care about playing fair in his respective field of profession. Hence he may end up making a number of enemies; who may have been hurt by the native through his engagement in unfair means. The native may achieve success if the overall horoscope is supportive. However, such success may often be accompanied by bad reputation, controversies, enemies and other problems. These problems may eventually bring downfall of the native and he may suffer from financial losses, bad reputation, litigations, court cases and even imprisonment, if this defect is supported by other malefic planets.
If the native engages in job, he may lose jobs; many times in his life. At times, the native may himself quit such jobs as his expectations may be higher than what such jobs may be promising. At other times, the employers may terminate his jobs as they may feel that native’s style of operation breaks many protocols or too many protocols. Such native may engage in immoral or even illegal practices to achieve success and such practices may create problems for him as well as for his teammates and employers. Hence he may have to lose jobs.
If the native is a government official, he may have to face departmental enquiries, a number of times. Such native may not do his job well, he may break protocols, he may engage in acts of corruption, he may misuse his authority and he may even engage in illegal activities. In case this defect is supported by other specific malefic planets, the native may lose his job due to charges of corruption, misuse of power and/or engaging in illegal activities; he may face court cases and he may serve prison sentence.
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 Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog. Let’s take an example to understand this concept in a better manner.
Suppose malefic Rahu in the tenth house in Taurus and malefic Ketu in the fourth house in Scorpio form Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog in a horoscope. Suppose Mercury and Venus are placed in the tenth house in Taurus, Mars is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio, exalted Sun is placed in the ninth house in Aries, Jupiter is placed in fifth house in Sagittarius in Poorvashada, Moon is placed in the eighth house in Pisces and Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn.
The overall horoscope is strong and benefic in this case. Hence the strength of Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog may reduce a lot. As a result; the native may do very well in case of profession and reputation, he may do well in case of education and wealth; and he may face some problems related to marriage and mental health though they should be manageable.
Looking at the running times; suppose within the sign of Pisces, Moon is placed in Leo navamsha of Uttarabhadrapada nakshatra. It means the native is born under Saturn Mahadasha, with about 16 years left. This Mahadasha is followed by 17 year Mercury Mahadasha, 7 year Ketu Mahadasha, 20 year Venus Mahadasha and 6 year Sun Mahadasha. It means these Mahadashas may rule the timelines from native’s time of birth till his age of 66 years.
The native may witness mixed results during Saturn Mahadasha and this Mahadasha may prove difficult at times. He may witness very good results during Mercury Mahadasha, he may face problems during Ketu Mahadasha and he may witness very good results during Venus and Sun Mahadasha. Mercury Mahadasha may rule the timeline between native’s age of 16 and 33; and this is an important Mahadasha for major spheres of life. Hence the native may easily settle in profession, he may get married in time, he may enjoy good marriage with occasional problems and he may come across good results related to many other spheres of his life.
Let’s change the entire equation and see what may happen when Rahu and Ketu are joined by malefic planets. Suppose malefic Rahu in the tenth house in Taurus and malefic Ketu in the fourth house in Scorpio form Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog in a horoscope. Suppose malefic Saturn and malefic debilitated Moon are placed in the fourth house in Scorpio and Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Taurus in Krittika in Capricorn navamsha. Ketu forms Grahan Yoga by afflicting Moon; and Rahu forms Guru Chandal Yoga by afflicting Jupiter.
Looking at the fourth house; all three planets are malefic. Hence the overall combination in the fourth house may become highly malefic. The fourth house is afflicted by these three malefic planets and Moon being the general signifier of emotional wellbeing is debilitated as well as seriously afflicted. As the combined result of these factors; the native may suffer from serious or very serious psychological disorders; depending on the finer factors as well as on the placements of Mars and Sun in the horoscope
Looking at the tenth house; Jupiter is partly benefic and partly malefic in horoscopes with Leo ascendant. In the present case; it is not strong in Taurus, it is uncomfortable in Capricorn navamsha of Krittika, it is afflicted by exalted Rahu; and it receives a lot of negative energy from the fourth house. As the combined result of all these factors; Jupiter may turn malefic. Hence the combination in the tenth house may also turn malefic and the overall combination of these five planets may turn highly malefic. With the addition of Saturn, Jupiter and Moon; such Ghatak Kaal Sarp Yog may cause 2 to 4 times more damage compared to when Rahu and Ketu are placed alone in their respective houses.
The sphere of mental health as well as mother may witness maximum damage. If Mars is strong in the horoscope; the native may witness some relief in both these spheres. If Sun is also strong, the native may witness more relief related to mental health. Taking an example, if Sun is placed in the first house in Leo along with Mercury; Venus is placed in the third house in Libra and Mars is placed in the second house in Virgo in Uttaraphalguni; the native may witness relief in most spheres.
On the other hand, if Sun and Mars are weak or afflicted; the problems may aggravate. Taking an example; suppose debilitated Sun is placed in the third house in Libra along with retrograde Venus; Mars is placed in the second house in Virgo in Chitra; and Mercury is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio with Saturn, Moon and Ketu. The equation may become very troublesome in this case. Mercury may get seriously afflicted, Sun is debilitated and placement of Mars in Virgo in Chitra nakshatra may aggravate emotional and mental issues. As the combined result of these factors; the native may be born with a serious psychological disorder and he may never get out of it; throughout his life.
Suppose within the sign of Scorpio; Moon is placed in Cancer navamsha of Vishakha nakshatra. It means the native is born under Jupiter Mahadasha, with about 2 years left. This Mahadasha is followed by 19 year Saturn Mahadasha, 17 year Mercury Mahadasha and then by 7 year Ketu Mahadasha. It means these Mahadashas may rule the timelines from native’s time of birth till his age of 45 years. All these Mahadashas may prove troublesome for native where the Mahadashas of Saturn and Ketu may prove extremely troublesome. The native may suffer from serious problems in most spheres of his life and he may die any time before the end of Ketu Mahadasha.
Malefic effects of Ghatak 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 Ghatak 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.