Sarala Yoga

Important Yogas in Vedic Astrology
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According to the prevalent definition of Sarala Yog, it is said that if in a horoscope, the lord of eighth house is placed in sixth or twelfth house of the horoscope, Sarala Yoga is formed in the horoscope which can bless the native with healthy body, spiritual growth, great wealth through various sources, good family life, sound financial position, respect and influence in society, a position of authority and many other types of good results. We have already discussed in the chapter named Vipreet Raj Yog that Sarala Yog is one out of three types of Vipreet Raj Yogas and for any of these Yogas to form in a horoscope, two additional conditions should also meet, apart from the condition mentioned in its prevalent definition.

The first additional condition is that the lord of the eighth house forming Sarala Yog in a horoscope by virtue of its placement in the sixth or twelfth house of the same horoscope should be positive and the second additional condition states that such lord of eighth house should be active. Hence in order for Sarala Yog to form in a horoscope, the lord of the eighth house should be placed in sixth or twelfth house of the same horoscope, it should be positive and it should be active. Knowing the conditions required for the formation of Sarala Yog in a horoscope, let’s now look at the benefits that a native can get when Sarala Yog is formed in his horoscope.

Starting with the benefits produced by this Yoga, Sarala Yoga has a marked tendency to bless the natives under its influence with some type of knowledge which may belong to fields like spiritualism, paranormal, occult, tantra, astrology and other such fields. I have already mentioned in the previous chapters that Vipreet Raj Yog generally bestows benefits to the natives under its impact through unusual circumstances and sometimes in adverse looking situations. It is easy to understand that the knowledge belonging to the fields like spiritualism, paranormal, occult, tantra, astrology and other such fields is not the usual type of knowledge and these fields are called unusual fields. This is why they fit the description of benefits indicated by Vipreet Raj Yog as well as Sarala Yog.

Hence the presence of Sarala Yog in a horoscope can bless the native under its impact with knowledge belonging to one such unusual field. It should further be noted that in many cases of Sarala Yoga, the natives may receive such knowledge in unusual and adverse looking circumstances, instead of receiving them in usual circumstances. For example, a native under the impact of Sarala Yoga may face many problems in his business or in his family life and after getting fed up with these problems, he may decide to run away from the these spheres. Such native may go to a spiritual organization or to another such place, primarily in order to find mental peace as these places are very good for finding mental peace.

However, during the course of his stay at one such spiritual organization, he may actually get interested in spiritualism, he may get blessed with a very good spiritual guru and he may come across very good spiritual knowledge. It should be kept in mind though, that such results are possible only if the overall horoscope of such native is strong and positive, as already mentioned by me in previous chapters. A native having weak or negative horoscope and running away to a spiritual retreat due to failures in life, is only likely to achieve superficial results at the most and he is not likely to achieve true knowledge. Such native may stay at such places for some years, his mental peace may get even more disturbed and he may ultimately get back to the materialistic world to face more failures or he may keep running from one such place to another for his entire life, without gaining much.

Let’s now consider an example and discuss two different possibilities where the first possibility covers a native having Sarala Yog and also having an overall strong and positive horoscope; whereas the second possibility deals with a native having Sarala Yoga and having an overall negative or weak horoscope. Starting with the first possibility, if benefic and active Mercury being the lord of the eighth house is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in the sign of Aries, Sarala Yog is formed in this horoscope, which can bless the native with knowledge in one of the already mentioned fields and it can also bless the native with name, fame and other good things through such knowledge, depending on the overall tone of his horoscope.

For instance, if benefic exalted Sun is placed in the sixth house of this horoscope in the sign of Aries along with benefic Mercury, benefic Rahu is placed in the first house of this horoscope in the sign of Scorpio, benefic Ketu is placed in the seventh house of this horoscope in the sign of Taurus and benefic Moon is placed in the eighth house of this horoscope in the sign of Gemini, the native may come across one such result. The native under the combined effect of Sarala Yoga and other benefic planets may face adverse or unusual circumstances at one time in his life and he may turn to a faith like astrology or tantra, in order to get help and get out of such circumstances. As we will now discuss two different possibilities from here, by adding more planets to this horoscope, let’s name the already mentioned planets as the first set of planets. It means that this first set of planets will remain the same and only the second set of planets will change, thereby changing the overall results.

Starting with the first possibility, if at the same time, benefic Jupiter is placed in the fifth house of this horoscope in the sign of Pisces, benefic Saturn is placed in the eighth house of this horoscope in the sign of Gemini along with benefic Moon; and benefic Mars is placed in the fourth house of this horoscope in the sign of Aquarius when the planets mentioned in the first set are placed in the already mentioned houses of this horoscope, the native may achieve very good results. This native influenced by Sarala Yog and other benefic planets may turn to a faith like astrology in order to get out of an adverse situation in his life at a point in time, he may go to many astrologers and during the course of these events, he may find a Guru.

It means that such native may himself get interested in learning astrology and he may come across a Guru who may possess very good knowledge of astrology and he may pass on such knowledge to this native. As a result, the native benefiting from such Sarala Yoga and other benefic planets may not only get out of such adverse circumstances, he may get blessed with very good knowledge of astrology and he may start practicing as an astrologer. This native may earn very good amount of name, fame and money as an astrologer and he may start helping other people get out of adverse and unusual circumstances they may be facing in their lives. You see, how this native was only looking for a solution to his problems but he got blessed, not only with solutions to his own problems; but also with the knowledge which enabled him to find solutions to the problems of other people also. This is a typical example of Sarala Yog at its best.

Let’s now move on to the second possibility, let’s assume that the first set of planets remain the same, let’s make changes to the second set of planets and see what may happen in this case. If in the same horoscope, Mercury forms Sarala Yoga, all the planets mentioned in the first set are placed in the same houses, benefic Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house of this horoscope in the sign of Libra, malefic Mars is placed in the seventh house of this horoscope in the sign of Taurus along with benefic Ketu; and malefic Saturn is placed in the second house of this horoscope in the sign of Sagittarius, the results may change entirely.

The native under the combined effect of such Sarala Yog and other benefic planets may face adverse circumstances at a point of time in his life, he may go to many astrologers in order to find solutions to his problems and he may end up wasting good amount of money and time towards the remedies told by them, without finding significant relief. It means that the native driven by such Sarala Yoga and other benefic planets is not likely to find a good astrologer and he is only likely to come across astrologers with superficial knowledge as well as with dishonest means. Such astrologers may cheat this native and they may exploit him for great deal of money. Hence the native may not find much relief from his problems and on the contrary, he may end up facing more losses and problems.

The collective influence of such Sarala Yog and other planets mentioned in this example can also make this native interested in learning astrology and he may try to do so. However, this native is not likely to get blessed with real and valuable knowledge of astrology and on the contrary; he is likely to obtain knowledge which may be inaccurate and misleading. As a result, the native under the combined effect of such Sarala Yoga and other benefic planets may end up wasting a lot of time towards learning astrology and he may also lose peace of mind as he may ultimately realize that he has learnt all the misleading and incomplete things about this faith.

The obvious contrast between these two sets of results is due to the fact that in the first case, the second set of planets adds strong beneficial planets like Jupiter, Saturn and Mars to this horoscope. The effect of these benefic planets combined with other benefic planets mentioned in this example empowers Sarala Yog present in this horoscope. As a result, the native may get blessed with very good intelligence as well as analytical abilities which may help him separate a true astrologer from a fraud astrologer. Hence he may not fall prey to such astrologers who may intend to cheat him for money and on the contrary, he may tie up with an astrologer who may be genuine and who may help him out of his problems.

Similarly, when this native gets inclined towards learning astrology due to the combined effect of Sarala Yoga and other planets mentioned in this example, he may come across very good results. This is due to the fact that the intelligence and analytical abilities rendered to this native may help him separate superficial knowledge from true knowledge in the field of astrology. As a result, he may not be satisfied with surface knowledge and he may dive deep into the ocean of astrology, in order to bring the real pearls of knowledge related to this field. The same positive planets combined with Sarala Yog may motivate this native to engage in the practice of astrology on professional basis and he may earn very good amount of money, name and fame as an astrologer.

Coming to the second case, the planets like Jupiter, Saturn and Mars added to this horoscope through the second set are not favorable for this native. As a result, he may get an opportunity to benefit through adverse circumstances just like in the first case, but he may miss out on such opportunity and he may even end up facing losses. This is because the overall horoscope of this native is not strong and positive enough to bless him with such results and accordingly, he may only get a chance to achieve such good results, and he may not get the results themselves. You see, how the overall tone of a horoscope can change the results you may get through the same situations, if it changes from positive to negative or if it changes from strong to weak.

Though the overall theme of a horoscope is important in case of all other good yogas also, it becomes extremely important in case of any type of Vipreet Raj Yoga. This is because Vipreet Raj Yog blesses the native with good results through adverse circumstances and in unusual ways in most cases, and the native must have strong and positive horoscope in order to end up benefiting, even from such adverse circumstance. It should be understood that in case of regular Yogas which are good in nature, the native may either benefit or he may not benefit depending on his overall horoscope; but he is not likely to face losses in most such cases.

However, Vipreet Raj Yoga brings opportunities to gain through adverse or unusual circumstances which come with a high factor of risk, the risk of facing losses in case of failure. Hence the overall horoscope of the native having any type of Vipreet Raj Yog in his horoscope must be positive and strong; and only then he may be able to come out as an achiever through such adverse circumstances. A weak or negative horoscope on the contrary, can make the native end up in losses through adverse opportunities of gain, provided by Vipreet Raj Yoga of any type. Therefore, the overall horoscope of a native having Vipreet Raj Yog of any type must be studied very carefully before predicting the overall profit or loss.

Himanshu Shangari