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According to its definition prevalent in Vedic astrology, when Jupiter is in Kendra from Moon, which means when Jupiter is in house number  1, 4, 7 or 10 from Moon, Gaj Kesari Yoga is formed in the horoscope which can bless the native with great fame, success, wealth, authority and many other good things.

As we know that there are only 12 houses in a horoscope and Jupiter can be present in any one of these 12 houses, when we count from the house of placement of Moon, the presence of Jupiter in 4 out of 12 houses will lead to the formation of Gaj Kesari Yoga in every third horoscope. For example, if Moon is placed in the first house of a horoscope, the placement of Jupiter in first, fourth, seventh or tenth house of this horoscope will form Gaj Kesari Yoga in the horoscope, according to its definition. Hence the presence of Jupiter in 4 out of 12 houses of a horoscope leads to the formation of this Yog.

It means that randomly, every third person is having Gaj Kesari Yoga in his horoscope and accordingly every third person on this earth should witness the good results indicated by this Yog.  Analyzing this definition further, we know that Moon transits a sign for two and a half days approximately and Jupiter stays in a sign for about one year on average. Since the formation of Gaj Kesari Yoga is decided by the placement of Jupiter from Moon, Gaj Kesari Yoga once formed stays active for about two and a half days as none of the two planets may change their positions during this period of time.

It means that all the people born across the world during such two and a half days will have Gaj Kesari Yoga in their horoscopes. To simplify this fact, let us assume that Jupiter is present in Aries at a time. As we know that Jupiter stays in a sign for about a year, so when Moon enters in any of the signs namely Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, Gaj Kesari Yoga will be formed as Jupiter will be in house 1, 10, 7 and 4 from Moon in these cases. Since Moon stays in a sign for two and a half days and Jupiter doesn’t change its sign fast, it means that such Gaj Kesari Yoga will be active continuously for two and a half days.

The fact that Gaj Kesari Yoga is found in almost every third horoscope and the fact that this Yoga remains active for about two and a half days are very hard to justify practically. This is because the good results associated with Gaj Kesari Yoga are rare and they are not found in case of every third native. It should also be noted that any one of the good or bad Yogas in Vedic astrology doesn’t remain active continuously even for an hour, let alone a period of two and a half days.

This means that there are more conditions for the formation of Gaj Kesari Yoga in a horoscope than the one mentioned in prevalent definition of this Yoga. We shall now look into these conditions and we will find out relevant and practical facts related to the formation as well as results of Gaj Kesari Yoga.

Apart from being placed in houses which are first, fourth seventh or tenth with respect to each other, both Jupiter and Moon should be working positively in a horoscope, for the formation of Gaj Kesari Yoga. 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 Gaj Kesari Yoga to be formed in a horoscope, both Jupiter and Moon should be benefic in that horoscope. Jupiter and Moon can broadly make four combinations in a horoscope, in the cases which qualify for consideration of Gaj Kesari Yoga. Out of these four combinations, the combination of positive Jupiter with positive Moon may result in the formation of Gaj Kesari Yoga.

On the other hand, the remaining three combinations like the combination of benefic Jupiter with malefic Moon, the combination of malefic Jupiter with benefic Moon and the combination of malefic Jupiter with malefic Moon may not lead to the formation of Gaj Kesari Yoga in the horoscope. This is because in all these three combinations, either one or both the planets are malefic. Hence these combinations may not result in the formation of Gaj Kesari 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 Jupiter may suffer when this combination is present in a horoscope and Jupiter is benefic whereas Moon is malefic. As a result, the native may have to face problems in many spheres of his life, related to the general as well as specific significances of Jupiter. For example, the native may face problems related to overall fortune, luck, children, wisdom and spiritual growth; as these are the general significances of Jupiter. If Jupiter represents the seventh house in such horoscope, the native may face problems related to his marriage, as the marriage of this native becomes a specific significance of Jupiter in this case.

Similarly, the general as well as specific significances of Moon may suffer when malefic Jupiter is present in the same house with benefic Moon. As a result, the native may face problems related to peace of mind, emotional disturbances, problems related to mother and other types of problems which relate to the general significances of Moon. Looking at specific types of problems, if Moon represents the tenth house in a horoscope, the native may face many types of problems related to his profession as the affairs of the tenth house now become the specific significances of Moon for this native.

The worst type of combination is found in cases where both Jupiter and Moon are malefic in the horoscope as the significances of both Jupiter and Moon may suffer in this case, which can cause serious problems for the native and no Gaj Kesari Yoga may be formed in the horoscope. In this case, malefic Jupiter may hit the significances of malefic Moon and malefic Moon may hit the significances of malefic Jupiter 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 Jupiter or Moon 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 Jupiter is placed with malefic Moon in the sign of Pisces or Sagittarius, the significances of malefic Moon may be hit much more than the significances of malefic Jupiter.

This is because Jupiter is more powerful in the signs of Pisces and Sagittarius; and hence it may dominate the results of this combination, whether such results are positive or negative. If Jupiter placed in Pisces or Sagittarius is positive and Moon placed along with Jupiter 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 Jupiter is stronger than negative Moon in this case. Hence it may be able to reduce the damage caused by negative Moon.

On the other hand, if a combination of malefic Jupiter and malefic Moon is placed in the sign of Taurus, the significances of Jupiter may be affected much more than the significances of Moon. This is because Moon is stronger in this sign, compared to Jupiter. Hence Moon may dominate this combination, which means it may be able to reduce the damage caused by Jupiter and it may also be able to cause more damage to Jupiter. Similarly, if malefic Jupiter is placed with benefic Moon in the sign of Taurus, the resultant though negative; may not cause problems of high degree. This is due to the reason that positive Moon is stronger than malefic Jupiter and hence it may reduce the damage caused by Jupiter.

Coming back to the definition, both Jupiter and Moon should be positive in a horoscope, in order for Gaj Kesari Yoga to form in the horoscope. Once we are sure about the positive working of Jupiter and Moon in one such horoscope, the next thing to check is their strength and level of activity. If positive Jupiter and positive Moon are both strong in a horoscope, they may result in the formation of strong Gaj Kesari Yoga. Similarly, if they are both active in the horoscope, the results given by Gaj Kesari Yoga may be even better.

For example, the benefic results of Gaj Kesari Yoga may decrease considerably if this Yog is present in the sign of Capricorn or Scorpio; as Jupiter and Moon respectively are debilitated in these signs. As a result, weak Jupiter or weak Moon may not contribute much towards Gaj Kesari Yoga; even when both these planets are benefic in the horoscope. On the other hand, if this Yoga is formed in the signs like Cancer, Taurus or Pisces; the results may be very good. Such Gaj Kesari 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 Jupiter or Moon should also be checked properly, as this factor alone can change the results altogether, in some cases. For example, if malefic exalted Mars is placed in the sign of Capricorn along with benefic debilitated Jupiter and benefic Moon; the results may be disastrous. Though in theory, Gaj Kesari Yoga may form in this case; the practical results of this combination may be very bad for the native.

As we can see, Jupiter is debilitated in this case; hence weak Gaj Kesari Yoga may be formed. Moving on, malefic Mars is very strong due to being exalted. As a result, it may seriously afflict both Jupiter and Moon and especially Jupiter, as it is very weak. Hence a defect 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 defect may be much higher than the strength of Gaj Kesari Yoga, the native may only witness the impact of such defect and he may not come across any visible impact of Gaj Kesari Yoga.

Considering this equation from the opposite angel; if exalted Mars placed in the sign of Capricorn along with debilitated Jupiter and Moon is positive; the results may be wonderful. Such positive exalted Mars may form Neechbhang RajYoga in the horoscope, by cancelling the debilitation status of Jupiter. Positive exalted Mars may also form Chandra Mangal Yoga in the horoscope due to its presence with Moon in the same house. Hence the native may benefit from the combined effect of Gaj Kesari Yoga, Chandra Mangal Yoga and Neechbhang RajYoga. As a result, he may achieve many types of good results, including a post of high authority in the government or a position of great fame, 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 Gaj Kesari 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 Gaj Kesari Yoga in the first house of a horoscope in the sign of Cancer 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 Cancer can bless the native with very good profits through business, the placement of this Yog in the fifth house of a horoscope in the sign of Cancer can bless the native with very good results through a creative field; and the placement of this Yog in the twelfth house in the sign of Cancer 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 Gaj Kesari 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 Gaj Kesari 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 Gaj Kesari Yoga in the first house of a horoscope can bless the native with success as an artist like a musician, writer or actor; if the overall theme of the horoscope is creative.

Similarly, Gaj Kesari Yoga placed in the first house of a horoscope can bless the native with good results through business, practice, spiritualism, astrology, 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 Gaj Kesari 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 Gaj Kesari 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 Gaj Kesari 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 Gaj Kesari 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 Gaj Kesari 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 Gaj Kesari Yoga if he is hit by the planetary periods of Jupiter or Moon 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 Gaj Kesari Yoga in many cases; however it may change the quantum of such success to a great extent.

For example, if Gaj Kesari Yoga is formed in the tenth house of a horoscope in the sign of Pisces and the overall theme of the horoscope is creative, the native may become an actor or a writer. 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 Jupiter or Moon hit this native. This is because during these periods, Gaj Kesari Yoga may gain additional strength and hence it may bless the native with even better results.

Similarly, if Gaj Kesari Yoga is formed in the tenth house of a horoscope in the sign of Sagittarius 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 Jupiter or Moon.

However, if the planetary periods of Jupiter or Moon hit this native at relevant times, the native benefitting from the same Gaj Kesari 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 Gaj Kesari 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 Jupiter or Moon 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 Jupiter or Moon; 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 Jupiter or Moon 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 Jupiter or Moon 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 Jupiter or Moon 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, Malavya Yoga may produce its best results when planetary periods are ruled by Venus. On the same lines, Gaj Kesari Yoga may produce its best results when the planetary periods are ruled by Jupiter or Moon.

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 Gaj Kesari Yoga is formed in the sign of Sagittarius, Jupiter is stronger than Moon 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 Gaj Kesari Yoga is indicating authority through politics, this is what may happen. If none of the planetary periods of Jupiter or Moon hits this native at relevant times, he may become a minister in a state government. If the planetary period of Moon hits this native at a relevant time, he may become the chief minister of a state. If the planetary period of Jupiter 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 Jupiter hits this native during his age of 2 years and 18 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 18; and the main planetary period of Jupiter may not come again during his lifetime, he may miss the best possible gift of Gaj Kesari 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 Jupiter. 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 Jupiter 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 Gaj Kesari Yoga shows the post of a minister in state government, the native may be able to reach this level only, even when everything is in order. He may not become a chief minister; even when everything is in his favor and Jupiter 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 having Gaj Kesari Yoga 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 Gaj Kesari 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 Gaj Kesari Yoga in a horoscope or before predicting the type and quantum of results indicated by it.

 

Himanshu Shangari