Shakti yog, Moon Rahu combination

The Shakti yog combination is described by Rishi Jaimini, so we need to apply guidelines from the Jaimini system in interpreting it fully. The Shakti yog is formed when

  • Moon, Rahu occupy the 5th and 9th houses from the ascendant sign.
  • Moon in the 3rd house (aspecting the 9th house) and Rahu in the 5th house
  • Moon in the 11th house (aspecting the 5th house) and Rahu in the 9th house.
  • Both are together ie conjunct in the 5th or 9th house.
  • If both are not placed in the 5th or 9th houses but both aspect them. Do remember that in the Jaimini system, the signs also aspect each other.

Jaimini’s Sign aspects

  • Aries aspects Leo Scorpio Aquarius
  • Taurus aspects Cancer Libra Capricorn
  • Gemini aspects Virgo Sagittarius Pisces
  • Cancer aspects Taurus Scorpio Aquarius
  • Leo aspects Aries Libra Capricorn
  • Virgo aspects Gemini Sagittarius Pisces
  • Libra aspects Taurus Leo Aquarius
  • Scorpio aspects Aries Cancer Capricorn
  • Sagittarius aspects Gemini Virgo Pisces
  • Capricorn aspects Taurus Leo Scorpio
  • Aquarius aspects Aries Cancer Libra
  • Pisces aspects Gemini Virgo Sagittarius

The 1-5-9 houses are part of the Dharma trikon, the most important axis of personal creativity and the past lives auspicious benefits which feed into your personality. If Rahu and Moon are influencing the 5th/ 9th houses then tremendous power is generated. The power of the ascendant lord and the soul evolution level of the chart will determine how much and how will this power be used in life.

Two famous personalities are often quoted as examples of the Shakti yog, Adolf Hitler had this in his birth chart and Ramkrishna Parmahansa in his Navamsha chart. A greater contrast cannot be imagined but yes both were products of the Shakti yog in their 9th house working in different ways.

‘Shakti’ here means the active power of the Devi associated with the Tamo-gun, also known as Parvati or Kali. If you have this yog in your birth chart then know that you wield an essentially destructive power. Jaimini himself says this “the native will assume the nature of the destroyer of creation”. “Kaal roop”, what you destroy will depend on the rest of the chart. You can destroy lives, homes and nations, like Adolf Hitler did. Or you can destroy your own deha-buddhi (belief that you are the body), destroy the illusion called Creation and realise that you are indeed the Eternal Advaita like Ramkrishna Parmahansa did.

Your higher self has already made this choice at the moment of your birth and as Rahu is involved with the Moon means that you have not given yourself the option to change it within the lifetime. Rahu is the direction of the desire, you desire this experience with the fullest intensity. The Rahu-engine is pulling the planet-train in this direction. And Moon, the conscious energy of the Ajnya chakra, the sookshma-sharir, the sum of all your past, present, future, parallel lives is powering it. You desire this experience with all the intensity of your self.

Shakti yog, Moon Rahu combination

Rahu will give you a lot of mental strength and very significant psychic ability. You are very competent, courageous, able to stand for what you believe in. You will make your fortune, whatever you desire. You will be able to influence huge sections of the population in a very powerful manner. This combination indicates the Dharma that the soul has chosen very strongly at birth and how it will go ahead in this path. You do not let anyone come close to you. You tend to doubt your well-wishers and prefer taking your life decisions on your own.  Rahu here causes to you over-reach especially in your young age. There is destruction and often physical pain associated in your life path. Things become more clear as your planets mature one by one but real clarity is achieved only after the mid-40s.

This yog is not a malefic yog per se. It gives you the power to completely eliminate certain influences from your life. This is highly karmic in nature as Rahu is involved with the Moon. Actions of yours will have deep effects on others too. How large an audience you will command will depend on the rest of the chart. But your actions will be good/ evil for the society, ie if benefic planets are involved, it will destroy ‘good’ qualities and if malefic planets are involved, it will destroy the ‘evil’ qualities in the society or your target group.

This Shakti yog can occur in your birth chart or also in your divisional charts.

  • If the yog occurs in the birth chart all aspects of your actual life will be touched by its energy.
  • If it occurs only in the navamsha but not the birth chart then you will be caught in such events but you may not be actively involved in them.
  • If the yog occurs in some other divisional chart then its effects will be related to that part of life indicated by that divisional chart.

There is one very significant negative of this combination. If you get such a chart you have to understand this part before counselling the client.

  • If there are any other planets placed in the 5th or 9th house then the things they represent get destroyed in the material sense.
  • Also if there is any other planet conjunct this Moon or Rahu, that planet’s significations also get destroyed in the material sense.

I am listing out extreme results planet-wise, but these have to be seen in context of the potential of the individual chart.

  • If Sun is involved you will be able to finish off your self-ego, selfishness and peep behind the Sun’s scorching heat with ease to view your Reality.  As the sense of self is destroyed, you achieve self realization. But while on the path do not let others take advantage of your this typical unselfish nature.
  • If Mercury is involved he will grant a short temper and an inability to see the logic of things. Rational behaviour will be affected and and psychological illnesses can result eventually.
  • If Venus is involved, you will not be able to maintain one-one equitable relationships. Appreciation of material stuff, luxury, comforts, art, refinements, higher aspects of emotions etc will not exist. Maintaining any relationships especially with the opposite sex will be difficult. Spiritual practice will also be difficult to maintain. Persons whom you believe to be a Guru will cause you harm. Be very careful till you cross your mid 40s. Moksh-karak bring restricted like this can grant deep pain as you cannot connect with your own self.
  • If Mars is involved, you have a very still nature. You cannot be provoked nor do you lose your temper much. However vitality of the body can be affected and others might take advantage of your essentially non-violent pacifist nature.
  • If Jupiter is involved you will destroy ‘life’ in some way. You will be physically weak, ill, unable to endure, suffer from disease. Marriage and children will not be possible. Dogmatic fanatical nature which cannot appreciate other’s views on religion/ spirituality. In extreme cases you may be responsible for wars or at least cause arguments in life with people/groups around you. Again teachers will not be able to guide you properly. Things get more comprehensible after the mid-40s.
  • If Saturn is involved, you will use your power to destroy all pending karmic bindings on you and remove all fear, sorrow, grief etc from your life. This can grant you very high spiritual progress if the rest of the chart allows it.

(I know a chart where Moon in 3rd and Rahu in 5th creates the Shakti yog. This person has significant occult power, mental strength etc, a very powerful personality. But he also has Venus in the 9th house and Jupiter conjunct Moon, so both have been unable to give their auspicious results in the material life, education, family life, kindness, ability to give and receive genuine love, relationships, spiritual practice, physical vitality, nature, etc been affected in some way or the other. Jeev-karak Jupiter and Moksh-karak Venus both have not been allowed to function fully. Now observing this person as a study subject, if he chooses the spiritual path he will gain it all, Paramanand. If he chooses the material path, grief and a few hundred more lives await him. Decisions and their repercussions!)

Shakti Yog is not very rare, you will see it in maybe 25% of your clients in some form, but when it is backed by a powerful chart, or you see other patterns adding to its power then you truly have a unique individual. If you can, do observe such a person as a life time study.


Shakti yog, Moon Rahu combination

11 thoughts on “Shakti yog, Moon Rahu combination

  1. Amandeep April 14, 2020 / 10:47 pm

    Is it true that during dhyan one should try to listen the anhat sounds through right ear only.
    I hear only through the left.


    • astrologerbydefault April 15, 2020 / 2:38 pm

      Hi there,
      in doing Dhyan there is actually no need to listen to anything as such,
      the only things you are supposed to do is
      1. breathe slowly gently naturally, do not force your lungs or hold your breath ..
      2. recite your mantra mentally
      3. try to focus at the middle of your eyebrows , again very gently, do not force your eyes
      once your posture and focus is set, then you might hear the sounds in one or both ears initially.. without even attempting to hear them consciously ..
      sometimes it will be the right or the left or alternate, or both.. i never gave much importance to which ear..
      after some time you will hear the sounds come from the ajnya chakra itself, it is like you are surrounded from all sides by the sound.
      (amrut sukta happens and you see/hear/sense etc from the third eye itself)

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  2. Bis May 17, 2020 / 11:24 am

    Namaste mam. Deep gratitude n my good fortune that i came across your blog. So insightful. Beung Naive in astrology request if you could help me figure out if shakti yoga present in my chart. I have ascendant lord moon in 3rd with jupiter venus rahu conjunction in 9th house. Could you please confirm about the yoga!


  3. B May 18, 2020 / 2:01 pm

    Namste mam. Grateful for all those insightful writing of yours . Naive in astrology wondering if you could help me out here. Having ascendant lord moon in 3rd house with ketu n jupiter venu rahu in 9th house, qualify for shakti yog?


  4. B May 20, 2020 / 7:08 pm

    Namaste mam. Cant thank you enough for those advices. Gave me your time that Means a lot. Always Grateful. Sorry for those repeated query; was not sure whether it got posted or not, so those repeations being unaware about things . To be honest i was worried when I came across this shakti yog article; obvious thing to be worried being already in state of confusion for a long long time and obviously being not so evolved . My rahu mahadasha just got over this month. Lot of turmoil. Got this little inclination towards astrology in last 1 and half year. With the naive and fickle understandig I guess May be owing to rahu transit to 12th house i developed little interest in this science of astrology to figure out things in life. If i remeber correctly by random reading from your blog, you dont take horoscope reading. Still i am hoping if you could help me out by giving me some advice by looking at my chart. Not sure if i can afford to pay for your invaluable time. Still hoping if you agree i can post my birth chart for some advice. Please let me know. Already grateful for helping me out in my little inquistiveness about this science by your insightful invaluable writings. My gratitude. Lastly as i asked before, in my chart there is moon aspecting 9th house where rahu is already present. So That makes rahu and moon impacting 9th house. So isnt that the rule for that yoga! May be i have to go through that article again to understand better. My apology, just wanted to understand. Another thing mam if i am right, you have mentioned indication of that yoga in some other divisional charts also very significant. I got this astro software in my android which shows rahu-moon-venus in 5th house libra of d-60 chart. Does it signify something. Need your help mam. Please let me know if I could reach you for some advice.


    • astrologerbydefault May 21, 2020 / 12:49 pm

      Hi there,
      i do not do any consultations anymore, that karma is finished for me,

      even when i was doing readings etc i never took any money! no one in my family from my grandmom, dad to me etc. touch money or take any object given by clients! if you feel the advice is useful, go and express your gratitude to your favourite deity instead..

      For that shakti yog, the 5th and 9th both should be involved. do read the post again.

      and divisional charts,
      i never see DC unless i have done birth correction, most birth times are off by 5-10mins so DC are useless..
      esp D-60 requires the exact birth second.. D-60 is analysed differently,
      i have written several posts on DC analysis, so do use the index page to locate them.. i have written about 7lakh words on Jyotish by now..
      in case you wish to learn Jyotish i have a post on tht to , do read it first..

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  5. B May 21, 2020 / 3:39 pm

    Namaste mam. Thanks a lot, will do as you advised. Still Hoping some advice from you as I have entered Jupiter dasa this month. As i understand rahu delays the maturity of planet it conjuct, so please advice me something regarding that. Jupiter-rahu-venus in 9th house with 22-15-27 degrees n some seconds in revati-uttar bhadrapad-revati. Other side asc lord moon(12 some degree) conjuct ketu in 3rd house in hasta pada 1 n 2 respectively. Saturn(retrograde 26 degree) in scorpio. Sun-mercury(25&28 some degree) in aries. Mars(29)in taurus. Could not resist, Forgive mam if i sound insistent. Hoping for some advice but still if am transgressing please Forgive me n ignore to respond. I will understand. Always Grateful.


    • astrologerbydefault May 21, 2020 / 7:07 pm

      Hi there
      i do not do readings anymore
      do contact yr regular astrologer fr detailed horoscope interpretations


  6. shivanandini61 July 25, 2020 / 3:35 pm

    I have this Rahu Moon in 5th house within 1°. I think you have to study me….😜


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