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Shasha Yog is formed by Saturn in a horoscope and it is considered as one of the five great yogas known as Panch MahaPurusha Yogas in Vedic astrology where the other 4 yogas of this group are Hamsa Yog, Malavya Yog, Ruchaka Yog and Bhadra Yog. According to the prevalent definition of Shasha Yog, when Saturn is present in Kendra from Ascendant or Moon which means that when Saturn is placed in 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house from Ascendant or Moon, in any one of the signs Libra, Capricorn and Aquarius, Shasha Yog is formed in the horoscope.
Saturn is the planet which is associated with analytical ability, perseverance, practical nature, hard work, mysteries, the ability to connect to masses and many other things and accordingly the formation of Shasha Yog in a horoscope can bless the native with very good to great results related to the significances of Saturn. A strong Shasha Yog present in a horoscope can bless the native with a position of high authority and power and some natives under this benefic influence can also become heads of the states or top class ministers in government whereas some other natives under the strong influence of Shasha yog can become successful lawyers, judges, engineers, powerful political leaders, rich and famous real estate builders or dealers, successful and famous liquor businessmen and many other kinds of professionals.
A specific and strong influence of Shasha Yog in a horoscope can also bless the native with very good results in the fields of spiritualism and meditation and accordingly, some natives under such a benefic influence can shine as spiritual healers, spiritual philosophers, spiritual preachers or gurus, yog teachers, meditation teachers and other such kind of people. The strong influence of Shasha Yog can bless the native with great wealth, money, power, success and fame among many other things.
Let’s now look into the formation of Shasha Yog according to its prevalent definition and see whether this yog can be formed according to its prevalent definition or not. Analyzing the definition of Shasha Yog which says that presence of Saturn in any one of the signs namely Libra, Capricorn and Aquarius, in any one of the above mentioned 4 houses leads to the formation of this Yog in a horoscope, we can find out that on average, every 12th person has this yog in his horoscope. There are only 12 houses and 12 signs in a horoscope and the total number of combinations of presence of Saturn in these 12 houses and 12 signs will be 144 as Saturn can be present in 12 different signs in each of the houses, which gives us a total of 144 placements.
Moving further, there are three combinations of Saturn in 1st house which can make Shasha Yog which are, Saturn in 1st house in Libra, Capricorn or Aquarius and similarly there are three combinations of Saturn in each one of 4th, 7th and 10th house which can make Shasha Yog. The total of these combinations comes out to be 12 which is one twelfth of 144. Hence every 12th person on average should be having Shasha Yog in his horoscope and accordingly every 12th person on average should be blessed with the great benefic effects given by Shasha yog which is obviously not the case in real practice as each Yog grouped under Panch MahaPurusha Yogas is a rare yog and it is not found in a big number of horoscopes and instead each one of these yogas is found rarely. These facts clearly indicate that the conditions mentioned in the prevalent definition of Shasha Yog are not sufficient for confirming the formation of this yog in a horoscope and there should be more conditions and facts which should be checked in a horoscope in order to confirm the formation of Shasha Yog in that horoscope.
As with most the other benefic yogas, Saturn must work as a benefic planet in a horoscope in order to form Shasha Yog in that horoscope as the benefic results given by Shasha Yog will show up only when Saturn is benefic in the horoscope and these results will not show up when Saturn is malefic in the horoscope and instead a malefic Saturn can form some of the most serious defects in a horoscope. Saturn is also known as a planet related to cold bloodedness, violence, poverty, diseases and many other bad things and accordingly many kinds of problems can show up for the native when a malefic Saturn placed in one of the above mentioned houses and in one of the above mentioned signs, makes a defect in the horoscope.
Some natives under the strong influence of such a malefic Saturn may suffer from a permanent disease which can give them much pain every now and then and which can cause their death ultimately whereas some other natives under such a malefic influence of Saturn can turn criminals and they can become a cause of serious concern for the society and law enforcing agencies as such a malefic placement of Saturn can produce some of the most notorious criminals, gangsters, mafia heads, war heads and other people of such kind. Such a malefic placement can also make the native suffer from extreme poverty among other things and hence the benefic nature of Saturn is a must meet condition for the formation of Shasha Yog in a horoscope.
The influence of other benefic as well as malefic planets on Saturn should also be checked properly as the influence of one or more benefic planet on Saturn can increase the benefic effects of Shasha Yog significantly whereas the influence of one or more malefic planets on Saturn can reduce the benefic effects of Shasha Yog to great extents. The presence of other benefic as well as malefic yogas should also be checked in the horoscope as this factor can also change the results of Shasha Yog considerably. The overall nature of the horoscope should also be checked properly before predicting the formation and overall results of Shasha Yog in a horoscope.
When actually formed in a horoscope, Shasha Yog in 1st house of a horoscope can bless the native with great wealth, business, political power and luxuries among other things. Shasha yog in 4th house of a horoscope can give very good results for marriage, business and spiritual progress of the native among other things. Shasha yoga in 7th house of a horoscope can bless the native with a powerful position in government, great name and fame and a very good public reputation among other things. Shasha Yoga in 10th house of a horoscope can bless the native with great business empires and some natives under the strong influence of this benefic placement can own more than one businesses and each one of them can bring very good finances to the native. This placement can also make the native become famous on national or international level by virtue of his business empire or by virtue of a powerful political post that the native may hold due to the benefic effect of Shasha Yoga.