Some More Astrological Yogas (2)

10th House AlignmentsAmala

A benefic planet in the 10th House (all the more so if without conjunction with or aspect from a malefic) will contribute towards the person being obviously pious and benefic in society. This yoga can occur in the 10th House from the Ascendant or the Moon, or, better, from both.

Yin / Yang Alignments Mahabhagya

A man born in the daytime with the Ascendant, Sun and Moon in a male sign – or a female born in the nighttime with those three factors in female signs gets the powers of yin and yang / male and female positively aligned. This contributes to ones ability to be popular, famous, and of very good body and character.

Moon – Jupiter Alignments keshari & shakata

Jupiter’s relationship to the Moon is very important. If the Moon is in strong houses in relation to Jupiter it contributes to the person being able to use morality, justice and nobility in his favor. “Strong Houses” refer to the angles from Jupiter: the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th positions. For example, If Jupiter is in Aries, the Moon is in a strong alignment if it occupies Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn.

If, on the other hand, the Moon is in difficult houses in relation to Jupiter, it contributes towards the person having his fortunes fluctuate widely, lacking “good luck” and missing opportunities. “Difficult houses” are the 6th, 8th and 12th from Jupiter. To use the same example of Jupiter in Aries, the difficult placements for the Moon would be Virgo, Scorpio, or Pisces.

One can note that if the Moon is Jupiter’s 12th House, then Jupiter must be in the Moon’s 2nd house. This configuration has previously been noted as a positive alignment due to the fact that Jupiter becomes a supportive neighbor of the Moon, and contributes towards enhancing a person’s wealth, stability and knowledge. Therefore of the three difficult houses, the 12th is the least problematic. And similarly of all the positive planets to want in the 2nd house from the Moon, Jupiter is less desired.

Moon – Sun Alignments Adhama, Sama, Varishtha

If you are unfamiliar with the Greek terms of panaphara and apoklima I will illustrate: Let us say that the Sun is in Aries. Those signs which are at 90º angles to Aries would be the Sun’s “Kendras” or “corners” – these would be Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. If you took that square and offset it by one sign you would have the panaphara houses which you can call the “first offset angles.” So if the Sun were in Aries, the first offset angles would be the signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Rotate that square one more sign and you have the apoklima houses, the “second offset angles” – in our example of a Sun in Aries, the second offset signs to the sun would be Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.

The position of the Moon relative to the Sun creates notable effects promoting intellect, learning, good character, recognition and happiness – all things good, essentially. If the Moon is in an angle to the Sun the promotion of these factors is not special. If the Moon is in the first offset angle of signs in relation to the Sun, the effects are promoted moderately. If the Moon is in the second offset angles from the Sun, the effects are promoted noticeably.

For example, If the Sun is in Cancer and the Moon also in Cancer (or in Libra, Capricorn, or Aries) this is an angle alignment, and there is little benefit. But if the Sun is in Cancer and the Moon in Gemini (or Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces) this is a first offset alignment and the effects are somewhat noticed. Finally, if the Sun is in Cancer and the Moon in Taurus (or Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius) this is a third offset alignment, which makes a significant contribution to enhancing the learning, character and happiness of the individual.

– Vic DiCara



  1. Stephen says:

    Dear Vic,

    In my Navamsha, as you have pointed out in the past, I have a Papakatari-Yoga involving powerful planets harassing my Scorpio ascendant (Mars in 2nd in Sagittarius with vargottama status, Saturn in 12th in Libra exalted). 😦

    Besides having bad romantic relationships, is it true that Papakartari Yogis like me tend to be nearsighted with some health problems? Can we view the 2nd house and the 12th house as the left and right eye? I have been nearsighted ever since I was 10 or so.


  2. vicdicara says:

    As you pointed out, the 2nd house and 12th house are the two eyes. By definition papakartarti has malefic planets placed in both these houses. Therefore there is incidentally increased harm likely to the eyes. It will be compounded if there are aditional afflictions to the senses (Venus) and the sources of light (Sun and Moon). Venus combustion is particularly damaging to venus.

    As an example I know a woman with Saturn in the 2nd, Mars and Ketu in the 12th and the Sun combusting Venus severely in the 3rd house. She has terrible vision suffered multiple cataracts as a child, which were removed surgically. She had ocular implants. If it were not for her Moon being in the 10th house and her Sun being strong in leo, she might very well have been blind entirely.


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