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According to its definition prevalent in Vedic astrology, if Jupiter is placed with either one of Rahu or Ketu in a horoscope, or they have a mutual aspect relationship in a horoscope; Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the horoscope which can make the native indulge in immoral, unethical and illegal activities; and the character and personality of such a native is corrupted. Guru is the name given to Jupiter in Vedic astrology whereas Rahu and Ketu have been called Chandal (a very evil person) here. Hence a combination of Jupiter with any one of Rahu or Ketu either by means of placement or by means of aspect, leads to the formation of Guru Chandal Yoga in the horoscope.
For example, if Jupiter is placed in first house of a horoscope along with Rahu or Ketu, Guru Chandal Yoga is said to be formed in the horoscope. Similarly, if Jupiter is placed in the first house of a horoscope and it is having an aspect relationship with Rahu or Ketu which may be present in 5th or 9th house of the horoscope, Guru Chandal Yoga is said to be formed in the horoscope. In this chapter, we will discuss the formation as well as the results of Guru Chandal Yoga, in a scientific way.
There are twelve houses in a horoscope and there are twelve signs in all. It means that the probability of Jupiter being placed with Rahu or Ketu in a particular house or in a particular sign is 2 out 12. For example, if Jupiter is placed in the first house of a horoscope, the placement of Rahu or the placement of Ketu in the first house along with Jupiter will form Guru Chandal Yoga according to its definition. Since the chances of Rahu being placed in 1 out of 12 houses is 1 in 12 and the same holds for the placement of Ketu; the chances of one of them being placed with Jupiter are 2 out of twelve. Hence every sixth native is suffering from Guru Chandal Yog, merely on the basis of placement of Jupiter with Rahu or Ketu.
Taking it further, as the placement of Rahu or Ketu in fifth or ninth house may also result in the formation of Guru Chandal Yoga in this case, this probability increases further. According to this, the placement of Rahu in first, seventh, fifth, eleventh, ninth or third house of this horoscope will result in the formation of Guru Chandal Yoga. It should be noted that when Rahu is placed in seventh, eleventh or third house; Ketu is placed in first, fifth or ninth house respectively; forming Guru Chandal Yoga in the horoscope. Hence the placement of Rahu in 6 out of 12 houses forms Guru Chandal Yoga in the horoscope. It means every second person on this earth is suffering from Guru Chandal Yoga.
Accordingly, every second person in this world should be facing the problems indicated by this Yog and he should suffer a lot. As this is clearly not happening in reality, there must be something wrong or incomplete with the definition of Guru Chandal Yoga. We will now look into a set of extra conditions which are essential for the formation of Guru Chandal Yoga in a horoscope, apart from this primary condition.
As already mentioned in case of a number of good and bad Yogas, the working nature of all the planets involved in the formation of a good or bad Yog is an essential condition. It means that for a good Yog to be formed due to the combination of more than one planet; all the planets involved in it should be working positively in that horoscope. Similarly, for a bad Yog to form in a horoscope due to the combination of more than one planet; all or at least one of those planets should be working negatively in that horoscope. Hence in case of Guru Chandal Yoga, Rahu or Ketu must be negative in the horoscope, in order for this Yog to form properly in such horoscope.
Considering the possible combinations of Jupiter with Rahu, there may broadly be four such combinations. A combination of positive Jupiter and positive Rahu; a combination of positive Jupiter and negative Rahu; a combination of negative Jupiter with positive Rahu or a combination of negative Jupiter and negative Rahu may form in a horoscope, whenever these two planets are joined by placement or aspect.
Now considering the possible combinations of Jupiter with Ketu, there may broadly be four such combinations. A combination of positive Jupiter and positive Ketu; a combination of positive Jupiter and negative Ketu; a combination of negative Jupiter with positive Ketu or a combination of negative Jupiter and negative Ketu may form in a horoscope, whenever these two planets are joined by placement or aspect.
Looking at the combinations of Jupiter and Rahu; only two out of these four combinations may form Guru Chandal Yoga and these two combinations are positive Jupiter with negative Rahu; and negative Jupiter with negative Rahu. The remaining two combinations which are positive Jupiter with positive Rahu and negative Jupiter with positive Rahu may not result in the formation of Guru Chandal Yoga in the horoscope.
This is due to the fact that for the formation of this Yog in a horoscope, Rahu must be acting as a Chandal, which means Rahu must be negative. Positive Rahu on the other hand, may bless the native with good or very good qualities and it may add extra value to the qualities added by Jupiter; if Jupiter is positive. Hence Guru Chandal Yoga may not form in both these cases as Rahu is positive in these cases. Similar explanation can be used for Jupiter-Ketu combinations and only two out of four possible combinations of these two planets may form Guru Chandal Yog in the horoscope, where Ketu is working negatively.
Let’s now look at these combinations one by one in case of Jupiter and Rahu; and see what may happen in all these cases. If positive Jupiter is placed with negative Rahu in the first house of a horoscope, Guru Chandal Yoga may form in such horoscope as negative Rahu may afflict Jupiter. Such Guru Chandal Yoga may trouble the native with many types of problems related to many spheres of his life, depending on the sign of placement of this Yog as well as depending on the overall tone of the horoscope.
For example, the formation of Guru Chandal Yoga in the first house of a horoscope in the sign of Leo can render some very bad personality traits to the native and he may suffer because of them. The native under the influence of such Guru Chandal Yoga may possess good amount of knowledge and he may have a strong tendency to use such knowledge for selfish purposes. It means that this native under the impact of Guru Chandal Yoga may trick, cheat, fool or betray a number of people in his life; in order to gain money, success or power.
Though he may be able to achieve some of these results if his overall horoscope is strong and the running times favor him; he may pay high price for these things in the end. The native under the impact of such Guru Chandal Yoga may suffer from bad reputation, losses, court cases or even imprisonment in some cases. If the overall horoscope is also very negative but strong; the malefic impact of such Guru Chandal Yoga may turn this native into a hardcore professional criminal. Hence this native may engage in hardcore crimes and he may get killed in an act of violence such as a police encounter or a gang war; whenever the running times indicate so.
Moving on to the second combination, the combination of malefic Jupiter with malefic Rahu can also form Guru Chandal Yoga in the horoscope and this type of Guru Chandal Yoga may prove even more destructive for the native. This is because both Jupiter and Rahu are negative in this case. Hence malefic Rahu may adversely affect the significances of Jupiter whereas malefic Jupiter may adversely affect the significances of Rahu. As a result, the native suffering from such Guru Chandal Yoga may have some extremely bad personality traits and he may engage in some very bad deeds which may degrade humanity.
For instance, the placement of such Guru Chandal Yoga in the tenth house of a horoscope may provoke the native to engage in some of the worst types of immoral or criminal practices. As a result, this native may engage in crimes like child trafficking, selling human organs after extracting them from the bodies of innocent people without their consent; and many other such types of crimes; depending on the overall tone of his horoscope. In the worst cases of this type of Guru Chandal Yoga when the overall horoscope is strong and negative; the native may become a serial killer who may especially engage in crimes like killing young children.
Looking at the third possibility, the combination of malefic Jupiter with benefic Rahu may not lead to the formation of Guru Chandal Yoga in a horoscope; as Rahu is positive in this case and hence it is not working as a Chandal. In this case, malefic Jupiter may negatively affect the significances of Rahu due to which the native may suffer from problems related to these significances. For example, the formation of this type of bad Yog in a relevant house of a horoscope can make the native suffer from many types of psychological problems and in extreme cases of this type; the native may completely go insane. Such native may have to spend many years of his life in a mental asylum.
The fourth possible combination is the combination of positive Jupiter with positive Rahu. This is the combination which can never form Guru Chandal Yoga as both these planets are positive. On the contrary, this combination can produce some of the best types of people in their relevant categories, during their times. For example, the formation of this good Yog in the tenth house of a horoscope in the sign of Scorpio can produce a revolutionary leader; who may especially do very good work in the field of financial and economical revolution.
Similarly, the presence of this Yog in the sixth house of a horoscope in the sign of Aries can produce a revolutionary leader who may abolish many types of bad traditions or laws related to children and weaker sections of society. For example, the native benefitting from such Yog may work hard for the education as well as upbringing of poor children or he may abolish some prevailing laws which may result in losses to some children during his time. Similarly, he may work a lot for the people suffering from poor financial or poor medical conditions.
The exact type of work done by a native under the impact of such beneficial Yog depends on the house of placement as well as on the sign of placement of this Yog; and on the overall tone of the horoscope of the native in question. For example, if the overall horoscope of a native having such Yog is authoritative; he may achieve a post of high authority in the government; he may abolish some bad laws and he may introduce good laws or grants for weaker sections. However, if the overall horoscope of a native having such Yog is creative; he may become a very successful writer and he may bring about such revolutions by virtue of his great writings.
It can be seen that the results are different in case of these four combinations and hence Guru Chandal Yoga should not be considered formed in a horoscope, merely due to the combination of Rahu with Jupiter. Similar explanations can be used for the combinations of Jupiter with Ketu. Hence the working nature of Rahu or Ketu making a combination with Jupiter must be negative in a horoscope, in order to form Guru Chandal Yoga in that horoscope.
After this, the strength of such Rahu or Ketu and even the strength of Jupiter are checked in order to determine the quantum of negative results such Guru Chandal Yoga may cause. The level of activity of these planets is also checked and only then the net strength of Guru Chandal Yoga may be assessed in a horoscope. For example, if Guru Chandal Yoga forms in a horoscope due to the combination of benefic Jupiter with malefic Rahu but the net strength of this Yog comes out under 20% due to weakness of Rahu; it may not do any significant damage. As any good or bad Yog less than 20% in strength is not capable of producing significant results, the presence of such Guru Chandal Yoga may not be a cause of concern for the native and he shouldn’t worry about it.
On the other hand, if the same Guru Chandal Yoga gains strength of 80% or more due to strong and active Rahu in the horoscope; the native may suffer from problems of very high quantum in many spheres of his life. The same holds true in case of Guru Chandal Yoga formed by a combination of Jupiter and Ketu in a horoscope. Hence the net strength of Guru Chandal Yoga should be checked in a horoscope before reaching any conclusions about this Yog.
Combining all these results, we can now reach the refined and logical definition of Guru Chandal Yoga. If in a horoscope, Jupiter makes a combination with malefic and active Rahu or Ketu, Guru Chandal Yog may be formed in the horoscope, which may trouble the native with many types of problems depending on the overall tone of his horoscope.
Once the formation of this defect is confirmed, the next thing to check is the influence of other good or bad planets on Jupiter as well as on the one among Rahu and Ketu which is involved in the formation of this Yog with Jupiter. For example, if Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the first house of a horoscope due to the placement of benefic exalted Jupiter with malefic Rahu in the sign of Cancer; the addition of benefic Moon to this combination may change the results considerably.
This is because Jupiter is already strong in the sign of Cancer and the addition of benefic Moon may add more positive energy to this house. As a result, the net energy of this house may become positive because the strong positive energies of Jupiter and Moon may completely dominate the negative energy of Rahu. Hence Guru Chandal Yog may form in theory only and it may not trouble the native in practice.
On the other hand, if in the same example, malefic Saturn is placed in the first house of this horoscope along with benefic exalted Jupiter and malefic Rahu; the results may become disastrous. The negative energy of Saturn may join the negative energy of Rahu and Guru Chandal Yoga may gain additional strength. As a result, the native troubled by such Guru Chandal Yoga and Saturn may suffer from problems of high intensity; depending on the overall tone of his horoscope. For instance, such a native may suffer from serious psychological disorders or he may even die at a young age. Hence the influence of other good and bad planets on this Yog should be analyzed carefully.
After doing so, the overall tone of a horoscope should be checked properly as this factor alone can change each and every thing in some cases. For example, if Guru Chandal Yoga is present in a horoscope and at the same time; the overall theme of the horoscope is positive and it has a strong positive Yog like Shasha Yoga or Bhadra Yoga, the native may not suffer much. The overall strong horoscope and a Yog like Shasha Yoga may give this native sufficient strength to deal with the negative energy generated by Guru Chandal Yoga and he may get through most problems created by this Yog, with minimum damage.
On the other hand, if Guru Chandal Yoga is present in a horoscope; the overall theme of the horoscope is negative and it has another bad Yog like Pitra Dosh or Kaal Sarp Yog; the results may be disastrous. The overall negative horoscope of this native may aggravate these problems and the native may suffer from serious health problems, extreme poverty, prison sentence or even an early death, depending on the overall tone of his horoscope. Hence the overall tone of the horoscope having Guru Chandal Yoga in it should be checked properly; as it can change the results significantly.
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 Guru Chandal 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 negative impacts of Guru Chandal Yoga if he is hit by the planetary periods of Jupiter, Rahu or Ketu during relevant years of his age. This very simple looking fact may not change the type of problems you may face due to the influence of Guru Chandal Yoga in many cases; however it may change the quantum of such problems to a great extent.
For example, if Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the tenth house of a horoscope and the overall theme of the horoscope is negative, the native may become a criminal. Though the native may achieve success for some time if his overall horoscope is strong, such success may be short lasted and he may face serious problems in the end. If a negative planetary period hits this native and such period is not ruled by Jupiter, Rahu or Ketu; the native may suffer from problems of medium intensity.
However, as soon as the planetary period of Jupiter, Rahu or Ketu hits this native; whichever one of them is the most troublesome in his horoscope; he may face problems of very serious types. Such planetary period may trouble him with serious financial losses, prison sentences, a death penalty or it can even get him killed in a police encounter or gang war; depending on the overall tone of his horoscope.
Therefore, each and every important aspect should be checked thoroughly and only then the results indicated by Guru Chandal Yoga should be calculated. Above all, it should always be kept in mind that the combination of Jupiter with Rahu or Ketu may be positive and it may produce some of the most wonderful people in this world; while you may be seeing them as very bad people due to the formation of Guru Chandal Yoga in their horoscopes. Hence don’t fall for the combination of Jupiter with Rahu or Ketu and get to the bottom of the working nature of such combination, in order to properly assess whether such combination is destructive or constructive.