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Yog and Its Influence in Vedic Astrology

Yog means the propensity of something happening in your life. Its root lies in the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’, which means to join properly or to control judicially or to integrate. The word is often used to represent the “luni-solar” distances with respect to planetary situations, associations and combinations. Yog comes into existence when one planet, house or sign enters into a relation with another planet, house or sign through placement, aspect or conjunction. Vedic Astrology relies heavily on Yog through planetary movements or ‘Dashas’ and in this, it is highly distinguished in comparison to the Western Astrology.

Yog have good or bad effects on a person’s life. There is Raja Yog, which is auspicious and there is Daridra Yog, which indicates poverty or inauspiciousness. Sanyasa Yog predicts renunciation or ‘Sanyasa’ (detachments). There are some yogs, which cancel the effects of the inauspicious yogs or raja yogs. There are some planets that produce generally-beneficial results regarding an individual’s prestige and honor.

Role of Yog And Who Causes It

As per Vedic Astrology, which is based on the interpretation of Nakshatras (constellations, Rashis (Astrological signs) and Navagraha (Astrological Planets), planetary movement causes different combinations, analysed on the basis of their strength, nature, aspect and avastha (condition). A competent astrologer analyses Yogs and their application through a detailed study of all of these as per the established principles.

Though all standard texts as per Hindu astrology describe Yogs as being based on fundamental principles, different texts give interpret a given yog differently. There are certain yogs, which do not occur as per certain texts. These mainly relate to Mercury and Venus with respect to the planet Sun, the most significant planet as per Hindu Astrology. The Saraswati Yog is the most common and auspicious according to sacred texts.

Number and effects

Yogs are generally classified into six main categories – Chandra (Moon), Surya (Sun), Nabhasa (Celestial), Raja, Dhana or Daridra. The result that a Yog has on an individual’s horoscope is determined by the circumstances of his birth as well as what happens along the course of life, between his birth and death.

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