Ruchaka Yoga

Important Yogas in Vedic Astrology
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Ruchaka Yoga is formed by Mars in a horoscope and it is considered as one of the five most auspicious Yogas in Vedic astrology called Panch MahaPurusha Yogas where the other four Yogas in this class are Hamsa Yoga, Malavya Yoga, Bhadra Yoga and Shasha Yoga. According to the prevalent definition of Ruchaka Yoga, when Mars is present in Kendra from Ascendant in a horoscope, which means when Mars is present in 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house from Ascendant in a horoscope in any one of the three signs namely Aries, Scorpio and Capricorn, Ruchaka Yoga is formed in the horoscope.

Ruchaka Yoga can bless the native with many good things depending on the strength of this Yoga in the horoscope as well as on the overall tone of the horoscope of the native. Mars is considered as the planet associated with courage, bravery, physical energy, quick actions and many other good things according to Vedic astrology. Accordingly, the formation of Ruchaka Yoga in a horoscope can bless the native with success through the fields of profession which require the application of these actions. Hence the natives benefitting from Ruchaka Yoga may achieve good results as athletes, sportsmen, body builders, police officers, army officers, naval officer, air force officers, other officers related to various types of defense services, politicians, ministers and many other types of professionals, depending on the overall tone of their horoscopes.

We know that all these qualities and achievements are found rarely and they are not found in a great number of people. Therefore the formation of Ruchaka Yoga in a horoscope should also be a rare phenomenon and it should not be something that may repeat in a number of horoscopes. This is because horoscopes only reflect our personalities and our destinies based on those personalities. Hence if a person is very good, that goodness is shown in his horoscope also. It means that if the number of very good people like the ones mentioned in this example is not much, there should not be many horoscopes featuring strong Ruchaka Yoga.

Analyzing the definition of Ruchaka Yoga, we can find out that according to its prevalent definition, this Yoga is present in every 12th horoscope on average as there are only 12 houses and 12 signs in a horoscope. Accordingly, the probability of Mars being placed in any particular house in different signs makes 12 placements of Mars in every house. Since Mars can be present in 12 different signs in each house, so the total number of combinations for all 12 houses will be 144.

Looking at the formation of Ruchaka Yoga, Mars can form Ruchaka Yoga when present in 1st house in one of the three signs namely Aries, Scorpio and Capricorn, and hence the number of occurrences is 3. The same number of occurrences will be found in case of placements of Mars in 4th, 7th and 10th houses which makes a total of 12 occurrences of Ruchaka Yoga out of the total 144 placements of Mars in 12 different houses and in 12 different signs.

Hence this Yoga 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 Yoga. This 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 Ruchaka Yoga in a horoscope and this Yoga can’t be confirmed merely on the basis of presence of Mars in some particular houses and some particular signs in a horoscope.

The most important factor for the formation of Ruchaka Yoga in a horoscope is that Mars should be working as a benefic planet in a horoscope, apart from being placed in any one of the already mentioned houses in any one of the already mentioned signs. On the other hand, malefic Mars placed in any of the above mentioned 4 houses in any of the signs namely Aries, Scorpio and Capricorn may not form Ruchaka Yoga and it may form a defect in the horoscope which may trouble the native with many kinds of problems. This is because a positive yoga is a good thing and good things can only be rendered by benefic planets. Malefic planets can’t bless a person with very good results in the long run, though they may sometimes give some temporary gains to some natives, if their overall horoscopes are supportive for such gains.

For example, malefic Mars placed in 1st house of a horoscope in Aries, Scorpio or Capricorn can render enhanced physical energy and courage to the native but the native may use them negatively. Though this native may witness short term gains by virtue of these qualities, if the overall horoscope is supportive for such gains; the results in the long run may be very bad. Similarly, malefic Mars present in any of the other three central houses of a horoscope can also cause problems for the native in one sphere of life or the other. Hence, the need for Mars to be benefic is a must meet condition for the formation of Ruchaka Yoga in a horoscope.

Moving on to the third condition, Mars should have a fairly good level of activity in order for it to form Ruchaka Yoga of good strength. It should be noted that the strength of any good or bad Yog depends on the strength and level of activity of the planet or planets forming such Yog in a horoscope. For example, if benefic exalted Mars placed in the first house of a horoscope in the sign of Capricorn has its level of activity as 40%, Ruchaka Yoga of average strength will be formed in the horoscope. Similarly, such Mars may form Ruchaka Yoga with strength ranging from 0 to 100%, depending on the level of activity of Mars in different horoscopes.

For the purpose of practical results associated with Ruchaka Yoga, strength below 20% is ignored as any type of Yog less than 20% strength is not capable of producing significant results. On the other hand, any type of good or bad Yog with strength more than 80% can give extreme types of results related with such Yog, whether such results are positive or negative. Hence the level of activity of a planet is a very important consideration while deciding the formation and results of any Yog in a horoscope as it can significantly affect the net results.

Combining all these results, we get the refined definition of Ruchaka Yoga and this is what this definition says. If Mars is benefic in a horoscope, it is active and it is placed in the any one of the Kendra houses in any one of the signs namely Aries, Scorpio and Capricorn, Ruchaka Yoga is formed, which may bless the native with many types of good results related to the domain of Mars, depending on the overall tone of the horoscope.

Now that we have established the necessary conditions for the formation of Ruchaka Yoga in a horoscope, let’s move further and see how this Yog can produce different results in different horoscopes, depending on many variables. It should be noted that even if present in a horoscope, any good or bad Yog may not be activated from the time of birth of the native and this activation may vary from person to person. It means that Ruchaka Yoga present in different horoscopes may have different times of activation and accordingly, different natives may start benefitting from it during different ages. This is why you see some people witnessing such benefits at early age, some during middle age and some of them during their age above 50.

I know the introduction of more and more variables is making things complicated. However, the same variables are introducing the possibility of a great number of combinations in case of people benefitting from Ruchaka Yoga; and the same holds for other Yogas also. As we rarely see two people doing or achieving the exact same things even when they have the same benefic Yoga in their horoscopes, these variables are completely practical. It means that these variables make one native different from the other, filling the nature with great amount of versatility.

Once the formation and activation of Ruchaka Yoga is confirmed in a horoscope, the next thing to check is its strength. The strength of this Yoga is checked through the placement of Mars in different houses, different signs and different nakshatras, as well as through the influence of other positive or negative planets on Mars in a horoscope. For example, Ruchaka Yoga formed due to the presence of exalted Mars in the first house of a horoscope in the sign of Capricorn along with benefic Saturn in the same house can bless the native with a post of high authority in the government or with top class success through some sport. Hence the native may become a defense officer, sportsman, athlete or a minister through politics, depending on the overall horoscope.

On the other hand, Ruchaka Yoga formed due to the presence of exalted Mars in the first house of a horoscope in the sign of Capricorn along with malefic Saturn may not produce any significant good results. On the other hand, if such malefic Saturn is very strong in such horoscope, the native may even use his abilities for immoral purposes and he may become a criminal. It should be noted that Saturn has just been used for reference and the same results may be witnessed due to the presence of other strong and malefic planets with Mars, in the same case. Therefore, the effect of other good or bad planets on Mars should also be checked before predicting the good or bad results indicated by Ruchaka Yoga.

Above all, the overall theme of the horoscope having such Ruchaka Yoga should be analyzed carefully as this is what matters the most. I have mentioned time and again that the overall theme of a horoscope is the most important aspect in it and it can change each and everything. For example, if Ruchaka Yoga is formed due to the presence of exalted Mars in the first house of a horoscope in the sign of Capricorn and the overall theme of the horoscope is indicating authority, this Yoga may bless the native with good results related to some type of authority.

Looking even deeper, if the horoscope is showing a lot of public dealing and engagement in dispute settlement due to the combination of various planets, the native may become a police officer. This is because the overall theme of his horoscope will push him to engage in a field of profession which requires public dealing and dispute settlement on regular basis. Since both these characteristics want to find outward expression, the native may become a police officer as the job of police officer requires very good amount of public dealing and dispute settlement.

However, if Ruchaka Yoga is present in the first house of a horoscope in the sign of Capricorn, the overall theme is authoritative and there are strong energies which may push this native towards discipline and staying away from public dealing, the native may join the army. This is because the native is brave, authoritative, more disciplined and he wants to stay away from public dealing. Hence this native may not try for a job in police force and he may look for a job in the army.

On the same line, if in addition to these personality traits, there are energies which bless a native with strong desire for adventures related to aeronautics, he may join the air force. Similarly, if the native has energies which push him more towards water bodies, he may join the navy. It should be understood that almost each native chooses to try for a job or for a business he thinks he’ll feel comfortable with; or he feels won’t be much uncomfortable for him. For example, if you don’t like to speak much, the last thing you want to do is become a TV journalist, though you may choose to become a writer, if you have enhanced writing abilities in your horoscope.

Moving on, if Ruchaka Yoga is formed in the first house of a horoscope in the sign of Capricorn, the overall theme is creative and physical energies are enhanced due to the combination of various planets, the native may become a sportsman. This is because the native is creative and he has a great deal of physical energy also. Hence he may engage in a sport where he may find outward expression for his creativity as well as for his enhanced physical energy.

It should be noted that both the natives under the impact of Ruchaka Yoga as well as the natives under the impact of Malavya Yoga may have creative abilities. However in case of Malavya Yoga, creative abilities are stronger compared to physical abilities whereas in case of Ruchaka Yoga, physical abilities are much stronger than creative abilities. Therefore, in case of Malavya Yoga, the native may engage in a field of profession which primarily needs creativity and which needs physical energy as the secondary requirement, if the creative field chosen is the one like dancing.

On the other hand, in case of Ruchaka Yoga, the native may engage in a field of profession which primarily needs the expression of enhanced physical energy and it may have the need for creative energy on the secondary level. It should be noted that even a cricket player, a football player or a tennis player needs to invent and polish many types of creative moves from time to time, in order to achieve better results through the sport he engages in.

However, such creative moves are added bonus and they are not the primary requirement of the game. No matter how creative a native may be with his moves in football, he can’t become a successful football player unless he can run fast and he can keep running for a long period of time, which means he has great physical strength and stamina. Hence physical abilities are the first thing in many types of sports and the creativity aspect is the secondary aspect. Therefore, there is a difference between people choosing sport or direct creative fields, even when they seem to be under the impact of creative as well as physical energies.

All other professions related to Mars can also be explained on the same basis. In case a native has strong energies of more than one type, he may engage in more than one type of fields at the same time. It means that one such native may become a sportsman and he may act in some movies also.

Looking at one more combination, if Ruchaka Yoga is formed in the first house of a horoscope in the sign of Capricorn and the overall theme of the horoscope supports income through business, the native may achieve good results through businesses related to the domain of Mars. Hence this native may engage in the field of sports goods, weapon manufacturing or sales, production or sales of supplements for increasing physical strength and stamina; and other such fields. Once again, the exact type of field chosen by the native and the quantum of success achieved by him depend on the overall theme of his horoscope.

Many other such combinations are also possible and that is why the overall theme of a horoscope is what matters the most. There are no doubts that if Ruchaka Yoga of good strength forms in a horoscope, the native must benefit from it and he must achieve good results. However, the exact type of good results achieved by this native, the timing and the quantum of those good results is indicted by the overall tone of his horoscope.

Generally speaking, you can simply tell that something good is going to happen to the native having strong Ruchaka 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? Therefore, the overall tone of the horoscope becomes very important if you’re interested in the detailed applications of Ruchaka Yoga or any other good or bad Yog present in a horoscope.

 
Himanshu Shangari