Hamsa Yoga

Important Yogas in Vedic Astrology
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Hamsa Yog is considered as one of the most auspicious yogas formed in a horoscope according to Vedic astrology and this Yog is also considered among one of the five great yogas in Vedic astrology which are known as Panch MahaPurusha Yogas where the other 4 yogas are called Malavya Yog, Ruchaka Yog, Bhadra Yog and Shasha Yog. According to the prevalent definition of Hamsa Yog in Vedic astrology, when Jupiter is present in Kendra from Ascendant or Moon which means that when Jupiter is present in 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house from Ascendant or Moon in any of the signs namely Cancer, Sagittarius or Pisces, Hamsa Yog is formed in the horoscope which can bless the native with great prosperity, luck, great progress in the fields of spiritualism and religion, wealth and many other things. Hamsa Yog can also bless the native with some divine or supernatural powers or with such an inspiration.

The natives under the strong influence of Hamsa Yog can become very famous in the fields of religion or spiritualism and some of these natives can achieve posts of great status and honor in some spiritual or religious organizations and they are also likely to be followed by a large number of devotees. On the other hand, a strong Hamsa Yoga in a horoscope can also bless the native with very good materialistic progress and some natives under the strong influence of Hamsa Yoga can make great fortunes and wealth from their businesses, through inheritance or through some other means. Such natives are likely to lead a life full of luxuries and comforts and such natives are also likely to be very much inclined towards religious, spiritual and charitable deeds and these natives believe in doing something constructive for the people around them, for the weaker section of the society as well as for the society and humanity on the whole.

Due to the above mentioned qualities possessed by them, natives under the strong influence of Hamsa Yoga are always respected, loved and followed by people around them as well as by many members of society. But it should be noted that all these qualities and achievements are found rarely and they are not found in many human beings and therefore the formation of Hamsa Yog in a horoscope should also be a rare phenomenon. Analyzing the definition of Hamsa Yog, we can find that according to its prevalent definition, this Yog is present in every 12th horoscope on average as there are only 12 houses and 12 signs in a horoscope and the probability of Jupiter being present in any particular house in different signs makes 12 placements of Jupiter in every house and since Jupiter can be present in 12 different combinations in each house, so the total number of combinations for all 12 houses will be 144.

Looking at the formation of Hamsa Yog, Jupiter can make Hamsa Yog when present in 1st house in one of the three signs namely Cancer, Sagittarius and Pisces, and hence the number of occurrences is 3 and the same number of occurrences will be found in case of placement of Jupiter in 4th, 7th and 10th houses which makes a total of 12 occurrences of Hamsa Yog out of the total 144 placements of Jupiter in 12 different houses and in 12 different signs. Hence this Yog should be present in every 12th horoscope on average and accordingly every 12th person should be blessed with the great qualities and luck rendered by this Yog which is obviously not the case in actual practice as such great qualities and achievements are found rarely. It means that there are more conditions for the formation of Hamsa Yog in a horoscope and this Yog can’t be confirmed merely on the basis of presence of Jupiter in some particular houses and some particular signs in a horoscope.

The most important factor for the formation of Hamsa Yog in a horoscope is that Jupiter should be working as a benefic planet in the horoscope for the formation of this yog as a malefic Jupiter can’t lead to the formation of Hamsa Yog in a horoscope. On the other hand, malefic Jupiter placed in any of the above mentioned 4 houses in any of the signs namely Cancer, Sagittarius and Pisces can make some serious defect or dosh in the horoscope which can trouble the native with many kinds of problems.

For example, malefic Jupiter placed in 10th house of a horoscope in Cancer, Sagittarius or Pisces can make the native a con man who believes in deceiving and tricking other people in the name of religion, spiritualism and humanity. He can become notorious and he is also likely to be disrespected by people, by virtue of his bad deeds. Similarly, malefic Jupiter present in any of the other three houses of a horoscope can also cause problems for the native in one sphere of life or the other and hence, benefic Jupiter is a must meet condition for the formation of Hamsa Yog in the horoscope.

The influence of other benefic and malefic planets on Jupiter should also be analyzed carefully as the influence of one or more than one benefic planet on Jupiter can increase the good effects of Hamsa Yog significantly whereas the influence of one or more than one malefic planets on Jupiter can reduce the benefic effects of Hamsa Yog significantly. In some extreme cases, the influence of two or more than two malefic planets on Jupiter can completely nullify the benefic effects of Hamsa Yog.

The strong influence of a benefic Moon on Jupiter from some particular houses can form a strong Gaj Kesari Yog in the horoscope in addition to Hamsa Yog which can significantly increase the benefic effects of Hamsa Yog. The presence of other benefic and malefic yogas should also be properly analyzed as the presence of defects like a Kuja Dosha or a Sarpa Dosha can reduce the good effects of Hamsa Yog in a horoscope and finally the overall tone of the horoscope should also be analyzed thoroughly before predicting the benefic effects of Hamsa Yog.

When actually formed, Hamsa Yog in 1st house of a horoscope can bless the native with very good materialistic success, wealth, properties, prosperity and spiritual progress among other things. Hamsa Yog in 4th house of a horoscope can bless the native with a position of great power and authority in some religious or spiritual organization among other things. Hamsa Yog in 7th house of a horoscope can bless the native with a religious and spiritual wife and with a fame of international level in the fields like religion and spiritualism. Hamsa Yog in 10th house of a horoscope can bless the native with great results in professional sphere and the natives under the strong influence of this benefic placement can achieve great things in their professional spheres.

 

By
Himanshu Shangari