According to its prevalent definition in Vedic astrology, when Sun and Mercury are conjunct in a horoscope, which means when Sun and Mercury are placed in the same house of a horoscope, BudhAditya Yoga is formed in the horoscope, which can bless the native with intelligence, leadership qualities, analytical abilities, communication skills, success, fame and many other good things.
Mercury as we know is the innermost planet of our solar system, which means that it is closest to the Sun and accordingly it is found present with the Sun in almost one third of the horoscopes. Hence BudhAditya Yoga should be formed in all these horoscopes. It means that all these people should be blessed with the good results indicated by this Yog, which is obviously not the case in actual practice; as we don’t see one third population of the world having these qualities and achieving name and fame due to these qualities. Hence there must be something more to the formation of this Yog than what has been mentioned in the prevalent definition of this Yog.
The primary condition for the formation of any benefic Yog in a horoscope is that all the planets involved in the formation of such Yog should be working positively in that horoscope. Therefore, in order for BudhAditya Yoga to be formed in a horoscope, both Sun and Mercury should be benefic in that horoscope. Sun and Mercury can broadly make four combinations when present in the same house of a horoscope. Out of these four combinations, the combination of positive Sun with positive Mercury may result in the formation of BudhAditya Yoga.
On the other hand, the remaining three combinations like the combination of benefic Sun with malefic Mercury, the combination of malefic Sun with benefic Mercury and the combination of malefic Sun with malefic Mercury may not lead to the formation of BudhAditya Yoga in the horoscope. This is because in all these three combinations, either one or both the planets placed together are malefic. Hence these combinations may not result in the formation of BudhAditya Yoga and instead they may form a negative Yog in which the negative planet may hit the general as well as the specific significances of the positive planet.
For example, the significances of Sun may suffer when this combination is present in a horoscope and Sun is benefic whereas Mercury is malefic. As a result, Pitra Dosh may form in the horoscope due to the affliction of negative Mercury to Sun, which may trouble the native on many fronts of his life. Similarly, the general as well as specific significances of Mercury may suffer when malefic Sun is present in the same house with benefic Mercury. As a result, the native may face problems related to health, the application of his mind as well as communication skills and specific problems indicated by this combination in the horoscope.
The worst kind of combination is found in cases where both Sun and Mercury are malefic in the horoscope as the significances of both Sun and Mercury may suffer in this case which can cause serious problems for the native and no BudhAditya Yoga may be formed in the horoscope. In this case, malefic Sun may hit the significances of malefic Mercury and malefic Mercury may hit the significances of malefic Sun in a negative way. Hence this combination can prove very bad for the native and he may have to suffer a lot in many spheres of his life. It should be noted that in all these combinations, whether Sun or Mercury may dominate the other depends on the strength of these planets as well as on the overall tone of the horoscopes in question. For example, if malefic Sun is placed with malefic Mercury in the sign of Aries or Leo, the significances of malefic Mercury may be hit much more than the significances of malefic Sun.
This is because Sun is more powerful in the signs of Aries and Leo; and hence it may dominate the results of this combination, whether such results are positive or negative. If Sun placed in Aries or Leo is positive and Mercury placed along with Sun in one of these signs is negative, the resultant may not be much destructive, though it may still be negative. This is due to the reason that positive Sun is stronger than negative Mercury in this case. Hence it may be able to reduce the damage caused by negative Mercury.
On the other hand, if a combination of malefic Sun and malefic Mercury is placed in the sign of Virgo or Gemini, the significances of Sun may be affected much more than the significances of Mercury. This is because Mercury is stronger in these signs, compared to Sun. Hence Mercury may dominate this combination, which means it may be able to reduce the damage caused by Sun and it may also be able to cause more damage to Sun. Similarly, if malefic Sun is placed with benefic Mercury in the sign of Virgo or Gemini, the resultant though negative; may not cause problems of high degree. This is due to the reason that positive Mercury is stronger than malefic Sun and hence it may reduce the damage caused by Sun.
Coming back to the definition, both Sun and Mercury should be positive in a horoscope, in order for BudhAditya Yoga to form in the horoscope. Once we are sure about the positive working of Sun and Mercury in one such horoscope, the next thing to check is their strength and level of activity. If positive Sun and positive Mercury are both strong in a horoscope, they may result in the formation of strong BudhAditya Yoga. Similarly, if they are both active in the horoscope, the results given by BudhAditya Yoga may be even better.
For example, the benefic results of BudhAditya Yoga may decrease considerably if this Yog is present in the sign of Libra or Pisces; as Sun and Mercury respectively are debilitated in these signs. As a result, weak Sun or weak Mercury may not contribute much towards BudhAditya Yoga; even when both these planets are benefic in the horoscope. On the other hand, if this Yoga is formed in the signs like Aries, Gemini, Leo or Virgo; the results may be very good. Such BudhAditya Yoga may bless the native with many types of good results, depending on the overall tone of his horoscope.
Moving on to the next factor, the influence of other positive or negative planets on Sun or Mercury should also be checked properly, as this factor alone can change the results altogether, in some cases. For example, if malefic exalted Saturn is placed in the sign of Libra along with benefic debilitated Sun and benefic Mercury; the results may be disastrous. Though in theory, BudhAditya Yoga may form in this case; the practical results of this combination may be very bad for the native.
As we can see, Sun is debilitated in this case; hence weak BudhAditya Yoga may be formed. Moving on, malefic Saturn is very strong due to being exalted. As a result, it may seriously afflict both Sun and Mercury and especially Sun, as it is very weak. Hence Pitra Dosh may form in the horoscope which may trouble the native with many types of problems related to many spheres of his life, depending on the overall tone of this horoscope. Since the strength of such Pitra Dosh may be much higher than the strength of BudhAditya Yoga, the native may only witness the impact of Pitra Dosh and he may not come across any visible impact of BudhAditya Yoga.
Considering this equation from the opposite angel; if exalted Saturn placed in the sign of Libra along with debilitated Sun and Mercury is positive; the results may be wonderful. Such positive exalted Saturn may form Neechbhang RajYoga in the horoscope, by cancelling the debilitation status of Sun. Hence the native may benefit from BudhAditya Yoga as well as from Neechbhang RajYoga. As a result, he may achieve many types of good results, including a post of high authority in the government, if his overall horoscope is supportive.
You see, how much can change by merely adding a planet to this combination or even when the nature of such planet changes. Hence all these factors should be checked carefully and only then the formation as well as the results indicated by BudhAditya Yoga should be concluded. Even a seemingly small factor like the house of placement of this Yoga may change everything. For example, the formation of BudhAditya Yoga in the first house of a horoscope in the sign of Sagittarius can bless the native with a post of authority in the government, the placement of this Yog in the eleventh house in the sign of Sagittarius can bless the native with very good profits through business; and the placement of this Yog in the twelfth house in the sign of Sagittarius may bless the native with very good success as a spiritual guru or astrologer.
I know it looks like many factors to check already, but it is not the end; and the most important factor still remains. The overall tone of a horoscope having BudhAditya Yoga in it should be checked thoroughly before reaching any conclusions, as this is the factor which can change each and everything. For example, the presence of BudhAditya Yoga in the first house of a horoscope can bless the native with top class authority in government, if the overall theme of his horoscope is authoritative. On the other hand, the placement of BudhAditya Yoga in the first house of a horoscope can bless the native with success as an artist like a singer, dancer or actor; if the overall theme of the horoscope is creative.
Similarly, BudhAditya Yoga placed in the first house of a horoscope can bless the native with good results through business, practice, spiritualism, inheritance and many other spheres; depending on the overall theme of his horoscope. Therefore, if you want to calculate the exact type of benefits that BudhAditya Yoga may pass on to a native, when formed in his horoscope, all these factors should be checked properly. Avoiding some of these factors may result in partly correct calculations or predictions. This is because you know BudhAditya Yoga is present in the horoscope but you don’t know what is it going to do to the native?
Generally speaking, you can simply tell that something good is going to happen to the native having strong BudhAditya Yoga in his horoscope. Specifically speaking, you can’t tell what type of good, how much good and when can such good happen to this native, without looking into these details? Therefore, the overall tone of the horoscope becomes very important if you’re interested in the detailed applications of Budhaditya Yoga or any other good or bad Yog present in a horoscope.
Coming to the last but not the least, the impact of running times should also be checked in order to further fine tune the effects given by BudhAditya Yoga in a horoscope. It should be noted that any type of good or bad Yog becomes duly effective, if one of the planets involved in its formation is leading the running times. As a result, the native may witness the strongest benefits of BudhAditya Yoga if he is hit by the planetary periods of Sun or Mercury during relevant years of his age. This very simple looking fact may not change the type of success you may achieve due to the influence of BudhAditya Yoga in many cases; however it may change the quantum of such success to a great extent.
For example, if BudhAditya Yoga is formed in the tenth house of a horoscope in the sign of Virgo and the overall theme of the horoscope is creative, the native may become an actor or a singer. Though the native may achieve success if his overall horoscope is strong and positive, such success may reach high levels; as and when the planetary periods of Sun or Mercury hit this native. This is because during these periods, BudhAditya Yoga may gain additional strength and hence it may bless the native with even better results.
Similarly, if BudhAditya Yoga is formed in the tenth house of a horoscope in the sign of Virgo and the overall theme of the horoscope is authoritative, the native may achieve a post of authority in the house of government through job or through politics. Let’s further assume that the overall theme of his horoscope supports authority through politics. Hence this native may become a minister in a state government, if his horoscope is strong and positive; even when the planetary periods are not ruled by Sun or Mercury.
However, if the planetary periods of Sun or Mercury hit this native at relevant times, the native benefitting from the same BudhAditya Yoga may become the chief minister of a state, a minister in the national government; or even the head of state of a country; depending on the overall strength of his horoscope. It should be noted that the term ‘relevant times’ in this context means when an opportunity has appeared.
Making it easy to understand, let’s assume a native benefitting from BudhAditya Yoga has an authoritative horoscope and he tries to achieve authority through politics. Let’s assume this native wants to run for the post of chief minister of a state. Now the time of election is the relevant time in this case. It means if this native is under the effect of the planetary period of Sun or Mercury during this time, he may be projected as a CM candidate by his party, his party may win the election and he may become a chief minister.
However, if the running time is not led by Sun or Mercury; he may miss this post due to many reasons, and he may get something less in value. For instance, his party may not declare him a candidate for CM though he may secure an important ministry in the state government; like home ministry. Looking at one more possibility, his party may declare him as a candidate for CM, they may lose the election and he may become the leader of the opposition; instead of becoming a CM. Similarly, this native may miss the post of CM due to other reasons also, depending on the overall tone of his horoscope as well as depending on the running times.
Taking one more example, let’s consider this native wants to achieve authority through a government job and he appears in civil exams in order to achieve the highest possible direct rank in administrative services. The time of exams and selection is the relevant time in this case. If the planetary period of Sun or Mercury hits this native during his years of age when he appears for such exams, he may clear them and he may get blessed with such post of high authority.
However, if the planetary periods of Sun or Mercury don’t hit him during these years of his age, he may not achieve such highest possible direct rank, though he may still be able to achieve something lower in value. Hence this native may clear another exam which may not bless him with the best type of post available in administrative services, but which may bless him with the second or the third best type of post of authority available.
It can be seen that in both these example, even when the natives are not supported by the planetary periods of Sun or Mercury at relevant times, they may still achieve good results. However, such good results may not be of the highest order and they may be less in value or quantum. This is the time to understand that any type of good or bad Yog formed in a horoscope tends to give its best results when the planetary periods are ruled by a planet involved in the formation of that Yog.
It means Kaal Sarp Yog may prove very destructive when the planetary periods are ruled by Rahu or Ketu; since this Yog is formed by Rahu and Ketu. Similarly, Manglik Dosh may prove very bad when the planetary periods are ruled by Mars; as this defect is formed by Mars. Looking at the positive Yogas, Hamsa Yoga may produce its best results when planetary periods are ruled by Jupiter. On the same lines, BudhAditya Yoga may produce its best results when the planetary periods are ruled by Sun or Mercury.
Going even deeper, if a good or bad Yog is formed by more than one planet in a horoscope, the good or bad results of highest order are likely to be given during the running period of the planet which is stronger among the planets involved in the formation of such Yog. It means if BudhAditya Yoga is formed in the sign of Virgo, Mercury is stronger than Sun and hence it dominates the results. Based on these facts, the native may come across good results; broadly divided among three levels.
For instance, if the overall theme of a horoscope having such BudhAditya Yoga is indicating authority through politics, this is what may happen. If none of the planetary periods of Sun or Mercury hits this native at relevant times, he may become a minister in a state government. If the planetary period of Sun hits this native at a relevant time, he may become the chief minister of a state. If the planetary period of Mercury hits this native at a relevant time, he may become a very important minister in the national government or he may even become the prime minister or the president of a country.
It means that the true potential of any good or bad Yoga is unleashed; only when the running time of the strongest planet involved in the formation of such Yoga hits the native at a relevant time. For example, if in the same case, the main planetary period of Mercury hits this native during his age of 2 years and 19 years, his best chance may be wasted. It means that though this native may have the potential of becoming a prime minister, the period supporting that potential has hit him at an irrelevant time. Since the native may not become a prime minster during his age of 2 and 19; and the main planetary period of Mercury may not come again during his lifetime, he may miss the best possible gift of BudhAditya Yoga.
Hence this native may witness his father or another family member in great authority during his childhood and he may enjoy a big part of such authority due to the planetary period of Mercury. Once he grows old, he may still achieve the second or third best type of results depending on the other important factors, though he may not achieve the best possible result. You see, how each and every single factor can make significant changes to the net results witnessed by a native.
It should be noted that in all these examples, running times of the strongest benefic planets may only bring out the optimum potential lying in the horoscope and they may not increase that optimum potential. It means that the planetary period of Mercury at a relevant time may only bless the native with the post of a prime minister, if the overall horoscope shows this potential. However, if the overall horoscope shows an optimum potential of being a chief minister even when everything works at its best, the results may change.
The native in this case may become a chief minister when all the factors are working in his favor, he may become a minister when one of the factors like running time is not favorable; and he may not even become a minister, when most factors are not favorable for him at a given point in time. Similarly, if the optimum potential of a horoscope having BudhAditya Yoga shows the post of a minister in state government, the native may only be able to reach this level, even when everything is in order. He may not become a chief minister; even when everything is in his favor and Mercury rules the running time.
Therefore, running times can only bring the best out of you; they can’t increase that best. The overall potential of every native is decided by the entire horoscope including the nature, strength, placement and combinations of various planets in various houses, signs and nakshatras. Hence this overall potential of a horoscope should be found first and then the percentage of such potential which may be available at a given point in time should be calculated, in order to check whether a particular result wanted by a native may or may not be achieved by him.
It means if a native wants to be a chief minister, it should be first checked if his horoscope is capable of blessing him with this result, even when working at its best. If this calculation comes in his favor, then it should be checked whether the running time supports this result. If the running time is also supportive, he may achieve this post. However, if the running time is not supportive for this result for the next 10 years, he may become a chief minister; only after a period of ten years. On the other hand, if his overall horoscope is not capable of blessing him with the post of a chief minister; he may not achieve this post even when the best type of running time is in effect.
You see, how simple is the definition of BudhAditya Yoga in Vedic astrology, and how complex is the actual calculation of formation as well as results of this Yog? As there are billions of different people in this world, Vedic astrology should also have billions of possible combinations in a horoscope. This is because, if the science of astrology is absolutely true which it is; then each horoscope should be different from the other; just like the people having those horoscopes are different from each other.
Therefore, each and every aspect in a horoscope should be checked properly; before concluding the formation of BudhAditya Yoga in a horoscope or before predicting the type and quantum of results indicated by it.