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Amal Yog and Kahal Yog are considered important in Vedic astrology and many astrologers believe that the presence of Amal Yog or Kahal Yog in a horoscope can bless the native with various kinds of benefic results as these two yogas are considered very auspicious in Vedic astrology.
Amal Yog : According to its definition prevalent in Vedic astrology, if there are planets present in 10th house from Lagna or Ascendant or if there are planets present in 10th house from Moon, Amal Yog is said to be formed in the horoscope which is said to give very good results regarding the professional success of the native. The natives under the strong influence of Amal Yog are also said to possess strong and good characters and they earn respect and status in society by virtue of their character and conduct. Some astrologers believe that the planets placed in 10th house from Lagna or Moon should be benefic planets, which means that such planets should work positively in the horoscope in order to form Amal Yog in the horoscope.
Analyzing this yog scientifically, If Amal Yog is formed in a horoscope according to its prevalent definition, then almost every 3rd horoscope will have Amal Yog in it as the presence of planets in 10th house from Lagna or Moon is observed in every 2nd or 3rd horoscope which means that every 2nd or 3rd person is having this yog in his horoscope and accordingly all these natives should be blessed with the good results indicated by Amal Yog. As this figure is far too big to be true, Amal Yog should not be formed according to its prevalent definition and there should be more conditions in a horoscope which should be met for Amal Yog to form in a horoscope.
First of all, as with most other auspicious yogas, the planets present in 10th house from Lagna or Moon should be benefic as malefic planets present in 10th house of a horoscope will not form an auspicious yog and they will only bring about malefic results. The lord of 10th house should also be placed strongly and well in the horoscope as a weak, afflicted or badly placed lord of 10th house will not support the formation of Amal Yog in the horoscope. The planet or planets placed in 10th house from Lagna or Moon should also be strong and clean which means that such planets should not be afflicted by any malefic planet in the horoscope.
For example, if Sun is placed in 10th house of a horoscope in Libra which is its sign of debilitation, malefic Saturn is present in 4th house of the horoscope which is afflicting the already weak Sun, then such a horoscope is not likely to benefit from this placement of Sun in 10th house of horoscope and accordingly Amal Yog will not show any significant results in such horoscope. This is because the Sun is very weak in Libra and it receives affliction from malefic Saturn, which makes it further weaker and unable to produce any significant good results.
There are many other important factors which should be analyzed properly from a horoscope in order to decide the actual formation and strength of Amal Yog in a horoscope and only then the actual benefic results given by Amal Yog should be calculated. It should be noted that the presence of malefic planet or planets in 10th house of a horoscope will not lead to the formation of Amal Yog in the horoscope and such a placement on the contrary can form defect or dosh in the horoscope and as a result the native suffering from such a placement of malefic planets can experience delays, setback and losses in his profession and in some extreme cases, the strong influence of malefic planets placed in 10th house of a horoscope can make the native engage in illegal and immoral professions.
Such natives do not hold a position of respect and status in society and on the contrary such natives have to face shame and disgrace from time to time due to bad influence of malefic planets in 10th house of their horoscopes. Hence the formation of Amal Yog should not be confirmed merely on the basis of presence of planets in 10th house from Lagna or Moon and all the important factors should be checked properly from a horoscope, before predicting the formation of Amal Yog in a horoscope.
Kahal Yog : According to its definition prevalent in Vedic astrology, if the Lord of 3rd house and the lord of 10th house are in Kendra from each other and the lord of Ascendant is strong in a horoscope, Kahal Yog is said to be formed in the horoscope which can bless the native with courage, bravery, success in professions like army, police force and other such benefic results. The Kendra houses of a horoscope are the houses 1, 4, 7 and 10. It means that if 3rd lord and 10th lord are placed at 1, 4, 7 or 10 from each other, Kahal Yog is formed in the horoscope. Some astrologers believe that even if the lord of 3rd house is present in Kendra from Jupiter in a horoscope, Kahal Yog is formed in such a horoscope which can bless the native with the above mentioned results.
It should again be noted that in actual practice Kahal Yog does not form according to its prevalent definition and there some other conditions which should be met in a horoscope for the formation of Kahal Yog in that horoscope. To start with, all the planets involved in the formation of Kahal Yog should be strong and benefic in a horoscope in order to form a proper Kahal Yog in the horoscope and if any of the two planets involved in this combination is malefic, it will not lead to the formation of Kahal Yog in the horoscope and on the contrary such a combination can produce disastrous results in some horoscopes.
For example, if lord of 3rd house is malefic or strongly malefic in a horoscope and it combines with benefic lord of 10th house in the horoscope, Kahal Yog is not likely to form in such horoscope and on the contrary this combination can produce natives who are likely to misuse their skills like bravery and courage and some of these natives may engage in criminal activities which require such skills and in some extreme cases, the natives under the strong influence of this malefic combination can become terrorists or murderers.
These results can be even worse if lord of 3rd house and lord of 10th house are both working negatively in the horoscope and they engage in combination with each other as such a combination is very likely to produce criminals who can operate in different criminal spheres depending on the overall nature of their horoscopes. Hence, the planets involved in the formation of Kahal Yog should be strong, benefic and clean which means that such planets should not be afflicted by any malefic planet in the horoscope as an affliction from a malefic planet can change the results of this combination in a horoscope.
For example, if the lord of 10th house involved in this combination is seriously afflicted by strongly malefic Saturn or Rahu in the horoscope, then such a native can also develop criminal tendencies despite the combination of benefic lords of 3rd and 10th house, though in this case such native is not likely to engage directly in criminal activities and he is likely to misuse his post of power and authority given by this combination.
Such natives can silently work with criminals in order to get money from them and even though they may become officers, they will not be respected by people and they may have to face serious disgrace at some point of time in their life. Similarly, there are many other important factors which should be analyzed properly from a horoscope in order to predict the formation of Kahal Yog in the horoscope and in order to predict the quantum of benefic results given by Kahal Yog in that horoscope. Therefore a horoscope must be analyzed thoroughly before confirming the formation of Kahal Yog in the horoscope as well as before predicting the benefic results of this Yog for the native.