I have written two posts on the Kaal-sarpa combination, one on the classic Kaal sarpa and one on the ‘almost’ Kaal sarpa. Do read them. They will help understand the concept and the mindset of people who have this combination. Also if you have this combination then you might get some tips on how to manage this energy in your life.
Sometimes the planets get arranged in such a way that all 7 planets are on one side of the Rahu-Ketu axis. This is possible when Saturn and Jupiter (the slowest planets) are on the same side of the axis. In the present year, this is possible from 25th Feb – 21st Jun, as all the planets will be on one side of the Rahu/ Ketu axis. But the Moon moves fast so will pop in and out of this axis every fortnight, breaking the Kaal-sarpa. Moon will move in and out of the Rahu/ Ketu grip every 15days.
So one tip, for babies being born during this period and if you have an option, try avoid birth between these following dates. Babies born between these following dates will have the Kaal-sarpa in their birth horoscopes, all planets on one side of the axis. And babies born in the other 15day gap period will have the ‘almost’ Kaal-sarpa combination as only Moon will be outside the axis.
- 25th Feb – 5th Mar 2020
- 17th – 31st Mar 2020
- 13th – 27th Apr 2020
- 10th – 24th May 2020
- 07th – 21st Jun 2020
Rahu Ketu are astral forces, chhaya-graha, I have written several posts on these forces, they fascinate me. They are Life, the reason for Life, the act of Living. They are duality interlinked with singularity. They create and destroy. These two are the reason you and I are alive as separate souls and only they will be the reason you and I will attain the Non-Dual Advaita. They are one Intelligence divided into two. They are 180deg apart from each other and operate in the dark and light halves of the chart both (post here). One is always in the subconscious half and the other in the conscious half always and so together unify the personality as a whole. (Do read some of my previous posts on these Kings of Karma.)
Kaal sarpa is when the seven planets are hemmed in between Rahu and Ketu ie all are one one side of this axis. It is an imbalance but with a difference. If you have this in his birth chart then you are focussed only one aspect of life, something like a single-target missile. You are a special purpose vehicle meant to do one particular job with all your crushing force and focus. You have several talents but their use is denied to you. Only one of these abilities is given to you in all its intensity. Only one aspect of your personality is in your focus. All those other talents, capabilities, options to act and options to react are all in temporary suspension. You have them but are not aware of their availability. You have chosen to experience only one thing with all intensity possible.
The Conscious Intelligence of the Karmic agents (Sarpa) and Time (Kaal) itself have taken you in their hands. The hidden Karmic forces which are in the fabric of Time are now going to exert their full influence on you. You cannot escape its energy, you are required to experience it.
What this one thing or this one ability is will be determined by the position of Rahu. Your Rahu will use all the energy of the remaining 7 planets to achieve this one singular goal. It is a mysterious combination. It does not make a person unlucky, evil, criminal, ill, unfortunate or anything like that. It simply means that the entire energy of the horoscope is directed to those things which Rahu indicates in that horoscope. And the things represented by Ketu will be his innate learnings, the wisdom, the deepest knowledge, the incisive intelligence from his past lives which he will make full use of now.
Open your chart, note the houses/ signs occupied by Rahu and Ketu. Analyse these in depth. Rahu will give you your only life-time objective and Ketu will give your singular deepest learning. Then note which houses/ signs are occupied by the other planets, find out what kind of energies they generate. The energies of these planets will be consumed by the Rahu-Ketu axis to drive you towards that objective.
Check if you have 2-3 planets well placed and capable of giving auspicious results ie exalted, in own sign, or gaining power in the Navamsha or very powerful in the Shad-bala calculations or in the Ashtakvarga tables etc. Or if the owners of the 1st 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th houses are powerful. Then the more negative effects of the Kaal Sarpa are reduced. You will still be required to focus on that single objective but the rest of the life’s aspects will also remain in good shape.
This objective will be completed in one burst during the trigger dasha/transit periods. Till then these people might seem a bit strange to others, they are driven by a nameless objective, a one-sided personality, intense, maybe a bit sad, sometimes unbalanced, walking on the edge of a precipice types. One typical effect that you yourself sense is disappointment in life. You see that you are being denied some things and this is a regular feature of your life. And you can be denied the simplest things which we all take for granted, which can make it worse. But if you understand that your life energy is different and actively work with it, you will be more adjusted with your reality. You are very different internally. And this adjustment does happen very easily for you. You know at your internal levels what you are. Once someone points this out to you, maybe a good astrologer or a Tarot reader, you will be more confident about yourself. The focus objective that you have chosen is always well worth it! (A person who does not have this combination cannot understand you, your intensity, focus and behaviour. You have taken on a burden, consciously chosen it at the moment of your birth, for the greater good!)
There are several eminent personalities who have this combination. The best example of a Kaal sarpa yog is Sardar Vallabh-bhai Patel, the genius statesman who should be really called the ‘Father of the India we live in today’. He maintained the integrity of the newborn nation, saving India forever. A very interesting case study, his exact birth time is unknown but the kaal-sarpa exists (his Moon chart is also quite powerful). Other personalities being Margaret Thatcher and Abraham Lincoln. Though their exact birth times are not available, Kaal-sarpa exists in their charts. These all had one-sided personalities. Very powerful in one single way, brought long lasting changes for a large section of people. Other aspects of the life were however not so good for them. But they wouldn’t have minded it, this is the real nature of the Kaal sarpa, sacrifice for the greater good.
The point is, at whatever level of society you are, at whatever level of consciousness you operate, you are sacrificing a significant portion of your own self for an extraordinary and complete experience of one single aspect of your life. You have chosen this for your own personal development, ie soul evolution. In this process you will help others too.
Think of it this way, the Kaal sarpa allows you to complete a very big chunk of karma in a way which benefits you as well as helps others. There are a few typical results but when the prize is so big, a few hardships are ok.
(There was a question, “If a person has all the planets in the bright half but there is also Kaal sarpa yoga will the person still have more control over his life”, and the answer became too long so put it as a full post).
So the answer is, the Kaal sarpa concept linked to the singular direction of desire to experience. The concept of Bhog-yoni and Karma-yoni (dark and bright halves of the horoscope) is understanding the freedom of choice and the availability of options during life v/s the choice made at birth. So,
- If the Kaal-sarpa planets are all in the bright half, (one of the Rahu/ Ketu axis will be in the subconscious half), ie you have 8 planetary forces in the bright half. Then you will go after your chosen desire with full conscious intention. You will get more options to achieve it and you will be put in more situations where you will have to make conscious decisions related to it. It can be a very charismatic personality if the horoscope supports. The direction of desire etc as fixed by the Kaal-sarpa energy will exist, but you will have several opportunities for course correction in life within this limit.