Jupiter and the Gajakesari Yog

A yog in astrology is a specific combination of the planets which will give extraordinary positive and auspicious results. The possible yogs are all mentioned in our standard texts. The planetary combination and also the additional conditions which elevate their power and make it a ‘yog’.

A common understanding is that the Gaja-kesari yog is a powerful yog and also seen in several charts. But in fact, this is one of the rarer yog-s and is infrequently seen in its true form. ‘Gaja’ means elephant, measure, mound of earth, number 8 etc. And ‘Kesari’ means any animal with a mane or hair around the neck, ie a lion or a horse.

Jupiter is an important force in your chart. He is hope, expansion, benevolence, protection, Swadhisthan chakra, the power of your past lives auspicious deeds which help you in this life, luck, unexpected help etc. And Moon is the mind, astral body, other dimensions, the sum of all your possible lives, the Ajnya chakra etc. If the Moon and Jupiter are connected in some positive way in your birth chart, together they synergise and help you in many ways.

  • The Gaja-kesari yog.
  • The Navam-Pancham yog is one more way for the birth Moon and Jupiter to interact positively, where Jupiter aspects Moon with his 5th or 9th aspect. About 16% charts will have this combination.
  • And the 6/8 axis ie the Shakata yog between Moon and Jupiter is the major negative interaction causeing typical issues and problems in life.


Gaja-kesari is seen from the birth Moon and also from the ascendant sign. So there are two options.

  • The first option – Jupiter placed 1st 4th 7th or 10th from the Moon ie Jupiter in the Kendra houses of the Moon chart. About 33% of the charts will have this combination.
  • The second option – This combination is seen from the ascendant sign. ie Jupiter placed in a Kendra house, 1st 4th 7th 10th of the basic birth chart. So a 33% of the charts will have this combination.

If you combine all these percentages, most people should have their Jupiter working wonderfully, giving great results. But this does not happen in real life. So here are the necessary conditions which convert this simple planetary combination to a ‘yog’. A yog will help you gain what you are supposed to with the minimum of effort. Or the gains will be exponentially more than what you anticipate.

Necessary conditions

For the Gaja kesari to give its full effect, primarily Jupiter should be powerful and capable of giving auspicious results. If he is weak or prone to give unpleasant results then obviously its not a ‘yog’.

So these following conditions should exist in the chart.

  • Jupiter should not be combust, ie should not be within 11deg of the Sun. Jupiter is combust for about 25 days per year.
  • Jupiter should not be debilitated. He is debilitated in Capricorn for about 1yr, this happens once in every 12yrs.
  • Jupiter should not be conjoint nor aspected by a strongly malefic graha as this affects his power to give favourable results. This you have to see as per the chart. Just remember that Saturn and Mars have 2 extra aspects each. And Jupiter with Rahu is the Guru-chandal yog with a different result. Jupiter with Sun is anyways combust.
  • Jupiter in an enemy sign, ie Taurus, Gemini, Virgo and Libra is rather uncomfortable and cannot give his full positive results, there is always something missing.
  • Jupiter should not be retrograde. He is retrograde after every 8-9 months or so and remains retrograde for about 4-5 months. Retrograde planets are strong but their energy is directed differently and cannot express themselves completely in the real world.

And if you are seeing the yog from the birth Moon, then naturally the Moon too should be capable of giving auspicious results. Then apply these following conditions to the birth Moon.

  • Moon should not be debilitated.
  • He cannot be with the Sun. This reduces his strength to give favourable results.
  • He should not be influenced by other malefics.


Even more conditions

Even after you apply the above conditions, in practice, a real powerful Gaja-kesari yog is seen in a handful of charts. So check if these following points exist in the chart, reducing the power of the Gaja-kesari yog.

  • If Jupiter is the owner of the dushamsthans, 6th 8th 12th houses, ie is a functional malefic for that ascendant. He is in charge of unpleasant and traumatic events in life. I am rather skeptical of Jupiter as a dusham-sthan lord. He gives hope in hopeless situations which often backfires  . ie if you are in a situation where you should not trust, Jupiter can makes you do just this thing. Misplaced kindness, optimism and expansion can be dangerous. He can make you soft and benevolent when in fact you are required to be pragmatic and practical. So you need to understand this and use his power intelligently.
  • If he is placed in the 6th 8th 12th houses from the ascendant sign. Again Jupiter is linked to the turbulent aspects of life. If you can turn his challenges into opportunities then you can get some good results. (Wrote several posts on the dushamsthan, do use the index page).
  • If he is in the badhak house for that ascendant or if he is a badhak lord. The power of the badhak, is an important factor and cannot be ignored. However if you can understand what a badhak is and can change your mindset accordingly then he can give some of his expected good results.
  • Jupiter in the upchay houses must be analysed before coming to a conclusion about his power to give auspicious benefits. The basic premise is that these houses give better results with age, but only if you have first solved issues that they have presented before you when you were younger. So if you understand this concept, this Jupiter can give yog-level results but with age.

If you are seeing the yog from the Jupiter positioned from the Moon, then if these conditions exist they can reduce the power of the yog.

  • If Moon is a functional malefic for that ascendant
  • If he is in the 6th 8th 12th houses (3rd house too if the chart is weak)
  • If he is the badhak lord.

In some cases, it is possible that this Jupiter may grant some favourable results, like a good promotion or inflow of wealth or creation of assets etc. This might occur in some enabling dasha/ transit where for a brief period of time the planets would be able to give benefits. But these things will not bring true satisfaction or create problems or these positive effects will be temporary and not convert into permanent gains. Or possibly give rise to long term regrets and disappointments. This is often seen in charts where the conditions for the creation of a powerful yog are absent. You will see several such clients in your practice. 

  • The most common example of this sort is seen in the professional life. You get a promotion, pay hike etc. You are also give additional work responsibility etc. You are able to cope and perform well while the enabling dasha is on, but once it gets over you suffer in some way. Eg health issues crop up, you have ignored your family, so problems from spouse or children, your boss suddenly finds problems in your work, your juniors do not listen to you, your projects fail, a run of bad luck etc.  

I have written on Jupiter being over-hyped as a benefic planet. Students of Jyotish should always study several horoscopes before coming to a conclusion about things.


Enabling combinations

Finally, assuming that the Jupiter related combination is your chart is actually a Gaja-kesari yog, the points which will increase the power of this yog. Ie Jupiter’s ability to give auspicious results will be enhanced if any of the following conditions are met. More patterns more power.

If you are calculating the yog from the Moon then these same factors will enhance his power too. In addition the closer the Moon and Jupiter are the more powerful will this combination become.

To make full use of the yog, the ascendant sign, the ascendant lord and the birth Moon must be powerful. The personality and the mindset must be sufficiently able to use the power that the Gaja kesari yog will generate. 

Fine tuning the prediction timings

Now that you have analysed the birth chart and know that you have the full form of the Gaja-kesari yog, you must open your Dasha sequence to know which time would be the most favourable to make use of these energies. The Jupiter Mahadasha and the antardasha periods of Jupiter in other planet’s Mahadashas will give exceptional opportunities for growth and progress. Also look out for opportunities in the dasha periods controlled by the Moon and ascendant lord. Also the Dasha periods of the owner of the sign occupied by Jupiter and the Moon can give unexpected options for growth. 

Favourable transits will be Jupiter transiting over the birth Jupiter. Or Jupiter transiting 2nd 5th 7th 9th 11th from the birth Moon sign. Here the window of opportunity will be about an year every few years. Moon transiting over the birth Jupiter or the birth Moon – here the window of opportunity will be 2.5days every month or so. The exact results obviously will have to be seen from the individual charts. This would involve analysing the houses/ signs owned by Jupiter and the house/ sign that he is placed in. 

  • Eg if you are considering a Gaja-kesari formed by Jupiter and Moon conjunct in the 2nd house from the ascendant sign then expect a significant inflow of wealth in the periods controlled by Jupiter or Moon.
  • Eg if you are considering a Gaja-kesari formed by Jupiter in the 7th house from the ascendant, then during typical time periods, you will get married, have children, start new businesses, earn significant wealth, win over in court cases, get into spirituality, etc. These all will be pleasurable experiences.


General results of the Gaja-kesari yog

In case you have a functional Gaja-kesari yog in your chart there will be several favourable results in your life. The mindset will be generous, kind, benevolent and supportive. The body frame will be large, healthy and long lived. Emotions will be stable, overall a positive mind-set, an inherent capacity to be happy and well-adjusted.

You will be the centre of attention, dominating and captivating. Your enemies will not be able to stand before you. Considerate, intelligent, knowledgeable and wise, you will actively use your abilities. You will always be engaged in something or the other, ie use your energy productively. There will be a sense of swiftness, purpose and activity around you. A high paying job or a role with with high prestige and visibility is indicated. Communication skills will be exceptional, you will have the power to use your intellect, language and personal aura to convince others to go along with you always. There will be several opportunities in life, and you will be able to make use of them. Life will be overall comfortable and stable. Marriage and children etc will be good and auspicious. There will be a flow of wealth from several sources. This wealth will be the auspicious sort that you get from legal sources. You will be inclined towards Dharma, have a good reputation and be respected. There will be several situations in life where you will be required to take an ethical, moral stand. This will get you into confrontations with others but the power of this yog will ensure that you win and use these unpleasant conflicts as stepping stones to more power.

Overall, even if you have Jupiter and Moon in some favourable mutual interaction in your chart you will see some significant positivity in life. And if it is a powerful Gaja Kesari yog then you are a very unique individual and should use your strength with full awareness and confidence.

68 thoughts on “Jupiter and the Gajakesari Yog

  1. Ankita Sahoo June 20, 2021 / 11:17 am

    Loved the article as always by you! Would you please write about Karma Dharma Adhpati Yog as well?


  2. ANAND June 20, 2021 / 11:32 am

    Pranaam Madam,
    Thanks yet again so much for this valuable post. I have also read your equally valuable post on Neech Bhanga combinations, and it made me think:

    I would be grateful to understand the effect on the Gaja kesari yog when there is a neech bhanga combination on the debilitated Jupiter. Thanks again Madam.

    Sincere gratitude and regards,


    • astrologerbydefault June 21, 2021 / 11:07 am

      Hi there
      the combination will definitely be able to give beneficial results, but the actual powerful ones will not be possible


  3. Quotesofacrab June 20, 2021 / 12:21 pm

    Namaste mam, while judging predictions for a duration in which order the following must be considered Mahadasha, Antardasha, transits of Jupiter , saturn, etc. For example if Antardasha is showing positive outcomes but the ashtakvarga score of saturn is low, but Jupiter is high for that duration?
    Also do saturns sadesati repeats it’s outcomes, eg. If the first time lead to health issues would repeat similar pattern the next time or would be modified according to Mahadasha?
    Thank you.


    • astrologerbydefault June 21, 2021 / 11:25 am

      Hi there
      just two words malefic benefic do not cover the entire span of results that the planet gives,
      the over-riding theme will be of the mahadasha ruler but the antardasha ruler can modify the results as per his power in his sub-period
      eg in the MD of the 7th house lord will majorly bring the 7th house functions into focus. if he is powerful enough then this period will generally give pleasing results.
      now in this if the AD of the 10th lord comes up and he is also powerful, then this can be a good time to start a new business, or you might get married to your office collegue!
      so start with your sample horoscopes and study them

      sadesati patterns repeat to some extent, but the MD AD also matter a lot, and the transits of the other planets too modify the results

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  4. Shala June 20, 2021 / 12:49 pm

    Hello ma’am
    Thanks for yet another informative post.
    You have always said the position of planets in navamsa is important to see ultimate fruits. So I was thinking then even conjunctions and yogas formed in navamsa would matter then obviously? Perhaps you have already mentioned in the past and I have missed it.
    For example well placed Saturn in rasi chart( Sasha yoga forming one for example) going into navamsa into a rahu Saturn conjunction( shrapit yog)
    or well placed moon in Taurus going into Capricorn in navamsa conjunction with ketu..
    Or a shakat yog in rasi chart going into Jupiter moon conjunction in navamsa?
    so ultimate say would include conjunction ,yoga and house placement in both rasi and navamsa?


  5. Mayank J June 20, 2021 / 12:59 pm

    Hello Ma’am, I have been following your posts/blogs for a while now and I do like them. Just came across “The Barnum Effect” in one of the articles on the internet and I’d like to know it’s relevance, if any, with the astrology for them to come up with such a theory. Has it got something to do with Rahu in the 9th house or some similar positions? Is it got more to do with ones own faith and beliefs/atheism? Can you please explain, if there’s any? For some of the great scientists like Einstein, Stephen Hawking from the West, I feel were much spiritual than as has been portrayed of them to us. I’m sorry if this was something irrelevant that you had to come across today. I’ve been curious about the same and the journey towards being the Advaita seems to be more “pulling towards” ,to put it in words, for me. Is it because of the effect or is it the Rahu era we’re into that makes everything quite blurry? Don’t know if that’s the ego speaking though. Once again, I’m sorry.


    • astrologerbydefault June 21, 2021 / 4:54 pm

      Hi there
      i think that the Barnum effect is more about personal ego, you feel that everything thts written is exclusively written for you alone.
      so obviously anything that feeds your ego, makes the effect more intense for you.
      there are several combinations which add to the ego of a person, eg. a damaged Sun

      i do not know about what these famous scientists think, but at that level of intelligence there are two options
      1. you think that you know so very much that you end up with a puffed up inflated ego.
      2. you realise that you know nothing of what is really around you. and you turn to Sanatan Dharma. most of the quantum scientists are followers of Sanatan Dharma.

      what is said to be ‘spirituality’ these days is a very watered down version of Sanatan Dharma.
      but people in their ego cannot accept that the ancient Indians were at the pinnacle of intellectual evolution, when the rest of the world was still reeling under the Ice ages and barbarianism.

      what is advancement or development?
      My family Vaidya just holds my wrist pulse point and accurately tells my BP, haemoglobin amount, sugar levels, weight, even weight lost/gained in a time period, even the fact that i had a headache yesterday. he prepares his own medicines and they work perfectly.
      And the MD I go to, has a list of tests to be performed, from CT scans to blood work. then after
      Who is more advanced?
      not questioning their systems but as a method which method is more ‘advanced’?
      the Vaidya has learnt all this from his family and he has pujas which he has to perform in order to maintain his abilities. he has learnt to use his own senses as a testing tool and is all in one from diagnosis to cure.
      and the MD has learnt how to use external technology to arrive at some inferences from books he has read, his is not a ability passed down from generations. he cannot guarantee a cure, he treats.

      we have lost so much of our knowledge, its the greatest loss and no one even understands the enormity of it. and its still going on.
      today i read an article in an utterly some obnoxious newspaper, claiming that Yog-asan have nothing to do with hinduism/sanatan dharma, its a mere exercise. well then, if this journalist is so sure of this, he should do Suryanamaskar but without the breathing patterns, without thinking of the Sun/Surya, without a sense of gratitude in his mind and without the associated mantras. doing them like this will destroy his health eventually.

      you cannot steal from Sanatan Dharma, or curse it, or deny its existence. doing so attracts serious negative karma.

      and i do not that that this is a ‘Rahu era’, Jyotish does not use terms like these.

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  6. madhurialita June 20, 2021 / 3:00 pm

    Hi Mam,
    Happy Sunday !

    Thank you for the post .

    1. For the planets position in say 5/9 , 6/8 axis etc….. should bhav chalit chart placements be considered..?

    2. Does the yoga formed by the respective planets , get active only during the planets’ active dasha…or throughout life..?


    • astrologerbydefault June 21, 2021 / 11:52 am

      Hi there

      yog in birth chart are active throughout life, their energy is always active, but will give enhanced results, opportunities etc in typical dasha/ transits.

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  7. aparnabkrishnan June 20, 2021 / 3:03 pm

    This is very interesting. I have Gaja-Kesari yoga. Pisces ascendant Jupiter-Ketu 2nd house, moon-saturn(r) in 5th house. Life was neither easy nor hard. But haven’t left any legacy as yet.


  8. sumitshekhar01 June 20, 2021 / 6:28 pm

    Hi Ma’am,

    Beautifully explained. Thanks once again.

    If retro Jupiter from fifth house aspects moon in the ninth house (for Libra ascendant) then does it cancel the kendrum dosha?

    Many thanks Ma’am.


  9. sumitshekhar01 June 21, 2021 / 8:10 am

    Hi Ma’am,

    Beautifully explained. Thanks once again.

    If Jupiter from fifth house aspects moon in the ninth house (for Libra ascendant), does it lead to cancellation of kendrum dosha?

    Many thanks Ma’am.


  10. Indra Dixit June 21, 2021 / 9:02 am

    Madam, is it possible to make janmkunadali, if someone has lost it and do not remember the exact date and time of birth.


    • astrologerbydefault June 21, 2021 / 11:56 am

      Hi there
      yes, use the palmistry technique by Mihiracharya

      or if you have the day and an approximate time then you can cross check with your life time events to generate a reasonably accurate chart.

      or use prasha techniques, these will help to a great extent


  11. Indra Dixit June 21, 2021 / 9:04 am

    Ma’am, is it possible to generate janmkundali, if someone has lost it and do not remember exact time and date of birth.


    • astrologerbydefault June 21, 2021 / 11:55 am

      Hi there
      yes, use the palmistry technique by Mihiracharya

      or if you have the day and an approximate time then you can cross check with your life time events to generate a reasonably accurate chart.


  12. roshnianand June 21, 2021 / 10:31 am

    Super article Tejaswini mam, as always.

    I wanted to know for Sagittarius lagna, the Moon is the lord of the 8th house and if he is conjunct with Jupiter in the lagna, will is be considered a Gaja Kesri Yog?
    What would be the typical results this would have on the individual?


  13. Shruti June 21, 2021 / 1:45 pm

    The internet is full with the auspiciousness of Gaja kesari yog but the subtleties have been left out. Thank you for always writing about every aspect (pun intended!) of the topic.

    You have written about nakshatras in the past but I wanted to ask about ‘Hora’ of planets in a day and how we can best make use of them ( I read somewhere that eating during the Jupiter hora makes you consume more food) . So I was wondering if you could write something or elaborate here on this to help us achieve success during the day i.e. which hora would be the best to exercise, do daily pooja or work on an important task for work.


  14. Priya June 21, 2021 / 1:55 pm


    I have been reading your articles for quite some time and loved reading the plethora of information you have. Do you read birth charts too, If yes, would love you consult you?

    Thanks & regards


    • astrologerbydefault June 21, 2021 / 4:31 pm

      Hi there
      i have stopped doing readings like that, my karmic requirement is over.


  15. Blaze June 22, 2021 / 5:35 am

    Thank you for nice article and explanation.

    Does gaja kesari yog cancelled here?

    Ve-Me-Ju 10th Taurus
    Ke-Mo 1st Leo
    No other aspects to both houses.

    Moon is vargottama but influenced by malefic Ketu. Jupiter in enemy sign.


    • astrologerbydefault June 22, 2021 / 2:56 pm

      Hi there
      so the results will not be yog-level but some positive results can definitely be expected.


  16. Rajashree June 22, 2021 / 10:29 am


    Very nicely explained. Checking all aspects like even the Shadbala is a very nice tip.

    Do we have to consider only full aspect here (in degrees) for the yog to work or partial aspect will also work (like in 1/7 axis)

    Thanks & Regards,


  17. Shala June 22, 2021 / 6:04 pm

    Ma’am I have three charts ( since can only consider ones with reliable birth details) with Saturn moon conjunction in two of them and Saturn ketu conjunction in other.
    Two individuals in their early fifties ,one around 40.
    Though most ppl consider Saturn to give better results after 36 yrs, in these 3 cases ,when Saturn Dasha started for two of them and moon Dasha ( Saturn antardasha)for another , life went topsy turvy from a smooth ride to complicated.
    So is it that Saturn gives it’s promised results ( whether positive or not so positive) after 36 yrs..? More like Saturn truly comes into it’s own to act out based on house Rashi nakshatra conjunction etc which need not always be assumed to be better just based on crossing a maturity age?


    • astrologerbydefault June 22, 2021 / 9:35 pm

      Hi there
      yes, you are right.
      i never said that they give better results after their maturity, what i said was that their results are more understandable, you are more able to accept what they do and you are more willing to use these events for your growth. Obviously this depends on the power of the chart too,

      eg a couple i know in their 40’s. both’s 7th house is connected to Saturn. the man is under saturn mahadasha and the woman is in her venus-saturn antardasha. as soon as Saturn entered capricorn, the man had to take up a job away from his family, and since it was a significant promotion he could not refuse. as both have their saturn matured and generally favourable in life, they both though living apart are using the time and opportunity in other ways to get further their respective professions etc. the separation exists but the matured Saturn allows them to accept it and find opportunities in this .

      another example, capricorn ascendant, so saturn rules his 2nd house so technically acts as a marak too. he passed away, a peaceful death when saturn entered Capricorn. this might seem odd, but dying a peaceful death is also a blessing.

      you keep doing your own studies and note your own observations, it will help in developing your analytical skills

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  18. KP June 22, 2021 / 9:15 pm


    I heard from an astrologer about a reverse neech bhang- i.e. if the dispositor of a planet is in the debilitation rashi of the latter, then the planet gives results as though debilitated. But I haven’t read this anywhere and so wanted to know your experience.

    The other question is- how does an exalted planet give results when its dispositor is in its debilation rashi. Example- Moon in Taurus with Venus in Scorpio.

    Thank you.


    • astrologerbydefault June 22, 2021 / 9:38 pm

      Hi there
      i have not heard of this. ask the astrologer who told you this to explain with examples if he has seen it in action.
      i dont think i can generalise on this theory, if you think that it has significance then you should study some charts with this combination to see how it works.


  19. Viju June 23, 2021 / 12:05 am

    Namaste Tejaswiniji,

    Thanks very much for another super post🙏🏻♥️

    One question- Pisces Ascendant with Moon in Cancer – 5th house and Jupiter with Rahu in Sagittarius -10th house forms Gajakesari Yog?? It is a 6/8 axis, so was wondering. From my understanding it is not a Shakat yog.

    Lots of love and gratitude


    • astrologerbydefault June 23, 2021 / 9:27 am

      Hi there
      Its a 6/8 axis so shakat yog exists.
      And jupiter with rahu is guru chandal.
      So the combination will not give the effects of a gajakesari.
      However as both are in their own signs and being in a kona and kendra gives the planets more power to give their own results.
      So individual placement is good.
      Esp moon in cancer in 5th can give some excellent results.
      Lagnesh in 10th is also going to give overall good results
      Just check if ur mercury is also in a kendra if do it will b a kendradhipati combination with its typical results.
      If so having Jupiter with Rahu can actually b better fr the entire personality.


  20. Dee June 23, 2021 / 9:30 am

    Could you please let me know who the singer of Teekshna Danshtra Bhairavashtakam that you posted is? Would like to get a personal copy of the song if possible. I’ve been searching for the same version but unable to find it. There are other versions which are available which don’t seem to draw me as much as this one.


    • astrologerbydefault June 24, 2021 / 11:26 am

      Hi there
      i am sorry, i really do not remember the singer or the site from where i bought it from. i had bought it some 7-8yrs ago i think.
      the original version of this recital has several lengthy musical interludes in between the verses.
      and these interludes were, to my mind, spoiling the flow of the ashtak. i could not listen to it. it became so unbearable that i edited that part of the music out. and added a small 1-2 sec music between the verses, which i felt was small enough so as to not break the flow. and i deleted the original version.
      if i remember who it was i will let you know.


  21. Shala June 23, 2021 / 3:05 pm

    Ma’am, a cousins chart has moon in Taurus in 4 th house and Jupiter in libra in 9 th house. He was told by some astrologer that shakat yog is not formed because moon is exalted.( 6 the Lord)
    I had warned him to be careful in his workplace as both moon and Jupiter are not auspicious for aquarius ascendant and he had started Jupiter Dasha and to lie low.
    He did end up having some ego issues in workplace with seniors and had to loose his job.
    Again a self reminder to me mere placement in Kona Kendra dosent cancel out stuff.


    • astrologerbydefault June 24, 2021 / 2:27 pm

      Hi there
      nothing gets cancelled out. if its there it will manifest. you have to undergo what the planets indicate.
      if there are beneficial aspects, strong ascendent sign/lord, helpful birth Moon, favourable dasha, enabling transits etc then the effect will be reduced.
      if you consciously do mantra/dana then its stress will be reduced even more.
      max reduction is when u go thru the karma indicated in your dream states.


  22. Viju June 23, 2021 / 6:59 pm

    Namaste Tejaswiniji,

    Thanks very much, it was a very nice article🙏🏻 I can see that it is a Kendra adhipati dosh. But will combust Mercury give strong malefic results as a Badhak? I thought a combust graha doesn’t have much power. By the way Mercury Mahadasha got over years ago. So can such a Mercury give strong results in Antardashas?

    If doing Beej Mantra chanting, should Mercury’s beej mantra be chanted or Sun’s beej mantra needs to be chanted (because the planet is combust)?

    Many, many thanks for your replies🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Lots of love and gratitude


    • astrologerbydefault June 23, 2021 / 9:40 pm

      Hi there
      i wrote a few posts on combustion, do go thru them
      combust planets are ‘absorbed’ into the Sun. the Sun takes on the abilities of the combusted planet. in this case the problems caused by the kendradhipati yog will be reduced by the activity of the Sun.

      eg someone can have a combust mercury in taurus and stammer while talking, but if he starts singing it will be a clear beautiful voice. the power of the planet does not vanish from life, its just expressed in a different manner.

      antardasha ruler will modify the mahadasha theme to some extent always. if he is stronger than the md owner he can even dominate over him.

      to analyse your mercury also consider the power of the sun in your chart.

      you can always recite the beej mantra of the asc lord, or as he is combusted by sun, you can recite the suns beej mantra too.
      but as i always say, the gayatri is an all round remedy for everything,

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      • Viju June 23, 2021 / 10:11 pm

        Dearest Tejaswiniji,

        Many, many thanks 🙏🏻🙏🏻 That was so nicely explained ♥️ Ascendant (Pisces) Lord is Jupiter in 10th house with Rahu – he is not combust. That was a beautiful example you gave about combust Mercury in Taurus. I had read your articles on combust planets and remember that remedy to chant Sun’s beej mantra.

        Your this blog is a lifeline♥️ It has changed my thinking. I have learnt a lot by reading your posts. But then I realise there is so much more to learn. Please keep writing🙏🏻

        Lots of love and gratitude


      • astrologerbydefault June 24, 2021 / 11:29 am

        Hi there
        thank you 🙂
        its all about perspective, how you process the events you are in and people who are around you.
        every situation has an opportunity hidden in it. if your own mind is sharp, still, clear, calm etc you can capitalise on these.
        its all about you. even if you are learning something from my blog, its coz your own 9th house is doing its job.


  23. S June 24, 2021 / 6:58 am

    Namaste Respected Madam,

    Just a hypothetical question. If a Scorpio ascendant has an amavasya birth it also makes it a dharma-karma athipathi yoga. Or the yoga doesn’t hold? If it does hold, can you tell me how this usually affects considering the typical nature of amavasya births themselves? in this case does coming together of Sun and Moon being 9th and 10th lords somehow help the individual to do his/her dharma and karma? Will the moon being so close to the sun not affect his/her mind?

    Thank you as always


    • astrologerbydefault June 24, 2021 / 11:55 am

      Hi there
      i have not come across a ‘dharma karma adhipati yog’ by name in the BPHS or even in BV Ramans 300 important combinations book.
      and you cannot take this literally.
      i wrote on the gajakesari yog just to emphasise that just the combination is not enough to create a yog, i know only 3 client-charts, where the gajakesari was in its full form. there are several conditions always and each chart is unique.
      as you said, 9th lord moon and 10th lord sun together, its amavasya, moon has zero paksha bala, how can he give pleasing results? then you have to see which house they are in. suppose they are in the 6th 8th 12th houses then this can be quite dangerous. or aspected by saturn or mars? what is their strength, scores ?
      how can one make a prediction on a single line?


  24. Vigneshwari M June 24, 2021 / 11:37 am

    Dear Tejawini,

    Hari Om and Purnima greetings!

    I have a question…but it is unrelated to this post. My apologies.

    It is about a recent experience. I do intense sadhana and was fasting recently. I had to go out and went underground to travel by train. Immediately, I felt dizzy and had some intense discomfort. So I made my way up and out back into the street level and where the elements are felt clearly by me. I am wondering what happened. Are my chakras or pranas facing imbalance underground? This has happened a few times. I chanted Hanuman Chalisa and it went away. Would you be able to shed some light on this? Maybe I am in need of some rectifying/remedying sadhana.

    Hope to get some clarity from you soon, I trust you, Devi Bhakta that you are!

    Many thanks, Vignesh


    • astrologerbydefault June 24, 2021 / 12:18 pm

      Hi there
      if you are doing intense sadhana then you should not do extreme fasting. esp if you have a regular life style of travelling, working etc.

      are you doing it on your asan?
      i had written somewhere that people who do extreme pujas but without the protection of their asan can attract negative entities who request energy from them. i had seen this happen to someone who was doing a paath without basic protection. spirits were hovering around him, asking him to help them.

      eat satvik food regularly. and do add pure desi cow ghee and milk if you can find it to your diet.
      sadhana without proper diet will cause imbalances.
      if you cannot do it, better would be to reduce the intensity.

      also do the cleansing part at least once every week

      i am not a Devi bhakt exclusively, i love all the deities equally and they all are with me in all ways, they are a part of my existence. i respect them, worship them, offer them their due havish. as a human living on earth this is what i have to do.
      But my Shraddha is only with my Sat-guru, the Advaita.
      even when i worship the deities i think of their fundamental nature which is the advaita. everything is the Advaita.


      • Vigneshwari M June 24, 2021 / 12:36 pm

        Grateful to your advice. Much appreciated. I too, like you, enjoy the deities around me….all are blessings in various forms. Salutations to the Gurus in our lives.. and my deep regard for your shraddha. Have a blessed Purnima today! 🙏


  25. Shala June 24, 2021 / 5:38 pm

    Ma’am what are the broad outlines for quality of friendship we make( platonic)?
    11 th house is house of associates network circles etc.
    3 rd house of hobbies and neighborhood network and 6 th house of collegues / competition.
    5 th house of enjoyment.
    Personally I make friends/ aquaintance easily and generally people find me easy to talk to but haven’t made even one I could call ‘ 2 am friend’.
    I have been a’ 2 am friend’ to many though and still seen many let me down and I let them go post that and now simply have stopped expecting friendship’s to maintain trust and respect .
    Instead now restrict it to regarding it as aquaintance even if other person refers to me as friend..( I personally attribute my 4 th house leo Sun Mercury and 5 th house debilitated Venus sitting with Jupiter 11 th Lord for that).
    But 6 th house / Lord association with 11th or 5 th Lord/ house damages quality of associates or am I wrong ma’am ?


    • astrologerbydefault June 24, 2021 / 8:20 pm

      Hi there
      5th is more about selfishness not friendships.
      3rd is about teammates, not affection per se, nor like-minded people, just people with a common purpose or skill sets
      7th is about close friends, the one-one best buddy you have, this will be just 1-2 max people in your lifetime.
      11th yes as its like minded groups, your gang of friends with whom you hang out.

      your analysis fr your chart is right.



      i have a half-finished draft on ‘no real friends’ lying on my scrivener, but then I didn’t complete it as i found the topic too depressing as i too have no real friends (except for my husband, who has always been there for me, without exception)
      there was just one another person whom i called my friend, but with the changing dasha/transit this person also vanished. and the sad part was that i had known that this would happen as per our both horoscopes. however we both gained a lot from our mutual friendship, short-lived as it was, so am overall happy for that 🙂
      karma has to be endured, but if you go thru it with awareness, then the pain fades sooner.


      • Viju June 24, 2021 / 10:41 pm

        Namaste Tejaswiniji,

        Please do complete and post that article on ‘No friends’. There are people out there who need it.

        Whenever I feel alone and sad, I like to remember that quote by Rumi –

        “Whenever you are alone, remind yourself that God has sent everyone else away so that there is only you and Him”.

        Lots of love and gratitude


      • astrologerbydefault June 25, 2021 / 12:20 pm

        Hi there
        when i said ‘depressing’ i meant depressing for the readers not for me!
        as it is i had to reduce the intensity of the cancer ascendant post coz some readers found it too intense..
        but will try to complete this one soon.

        i dont mind not having friends, or having opportunistic people around me who try to use my abilities or knowledge without reciprocating. its a part of the karma. i have a very clear idea of what my chart is all about. i know where my real gains in life are going to come from.
        as it is, a jyotishi cannot have too many or real friends, you are so used to analysing, listening and counselling people. also once you see someones chart, with all its plus and minuses, you realise that this person does not match your expectations.
        its only rare people with whom you can actually connect as friends.


      • Sunny June 25, 2021 / 1:39 am

        Ma’am, please complete that article “no real friends” and post it. I have alone ketu in 11th which means full stop to friendship. I have accepted that and I myself maintain professionalism whenever I meet people but…still somewhere in corner of heart that feeling is there…

        On the other hand, there are many articles on internet mentioning how good ketu in 11th is for materialistic gains which is opposite to my own experience. And you also have mentioned this. But how come single placement is enough to erode the gains? Must be some other factors?

        I have seen…very few charts have more than 24 ashtakvarga points in 7th house. You might have come across people having more than 30 points. What’s so different in such people’s lives? are there any consequences of having strong 7th house?


      • astrologerbydefault June 25, 2021 / 12:10 pm

        Hi there
        ketu in the 11th house cannot give good friends, people will come, take something from you and vanish.
        he does give material gains depending on the nakshatra, sign, aspects, etc. but these gains do not stay with you

        and internally you too have no expectations of friendships from these people, that small feeling in the corner of the heart will vanish as you reach your mid-40s. Then you will realise how powerful this Ketu really is.
        you can go into details regarding his strengths, avasthas etc to gain more insights into him.

        i have written in several posts on the effects of rahu ketu in the 5/11 axis

        single placement, yes, but it is ketu! he is the most powerful graha in the chart, sometimes i think that he is more powerful than the Sun himself.

        i have obviously seen people in all levels of life, from labourers to highly placed personalities,
        will write a couple of more posts on the ashtakvarga. its a very important system and students must use it


      • Shala June 26, 2021 / 1:53 pm

        Thank you for your ever patient replies to all people constantly prodding you and making personal issues sound like multiverse impacting ones…
        I have come to accept and make peace with not so wow factors in my life( thankfully i find this part easy) and feel absolute gratitude for the rest of it.
        The beauty of vedanga jyothish and advaita is itself that…to know our own ultimate reality … everything else is secondary….
        Until that is our goal our never ending wish list will go on…
        Thank you for gently reminding those who do not wish to run around in circles for eternity…..


      • astrologerbydefault June 26, 2021 / 2:40 pm

        Hi there
        my Guru would always emphatically say this,
        – that what is purna can never be apurna, and that which is apurna can never be purna.

        so if anyone thinks that he can gain complete happiness or complete satisfaction or completeness in any form in this manifested creation, he is utterly wrong. he will chase after mirages that the Prakruti shows him and experience incompleteness again and again..


  26. premhimal June 25, 2021 / 5:43 pm

    me too, I would be happy to read your post of “no friends”
    its so interesting to get more and more conscious about all aspects……
    myself have as well difficulties to get friends, having mars and saturn (exalted) in 11th……and people come to me mainly to get help….
    if this saturn aspecting Gajakesari Yog (juptier in first house) as the only not fulfilling condition (all the other conditions are ok), does he has the power to cancel Gajakesari Yog?


    • astrologerbydefault June 25, 2021 / 8:49 pm

      Hi there
      the conditions are not fulfilled so the full power will not be there,
      but yes the jupiter will give some regular benefits as per his position.


  27. Dev Rajamanya June 25, 2021 / 7:14 pm

    Hi Tejaswiniji,

    I hope this message finds you and your family in good health. I am really inspired by the amount of comprehension that has gone into your work! The detailing is exquisite, inspiring and outrageously awesome! I love each and every photo on your website and some give me goosebumps ;). I really seems like I am entering another world, every time I open your website.

    I couldn’t find your personal email id on your website, and I thought I’d reach out to you, here. I am writing to you to request a remedy to reunite with my wife, Pooja. Here is a brief background:

    I am an electronics engineer who is taking up his masters in Berlin, Germany in Electric Vehicles since Oct 2019. I have known Pooja for 12 years, married since 2018, and she is EVERYTHING to me. As per our plan, my wife was supposed to join me in February 2020 and work in Berlin while I studied. Due to Covid, the Mumbai Embassy was closed for 6 months (from April 2020 till about November 2020) and so, we couldn’t reunite. Thankfully, she got a job in Berlin and was supposed to begin work in February 2021. She even attended an interview with the Mumbai Embassy on Jan 13th 2021 and was expected to get a green signal within a month but due to the current second wave, she can’t travel and we haven’t heard from the Embassy anymore. It appears as though she will join me only in December 2021 or Jan 2022.

    Here are my concerns:
    1. She is 34 and I am 33. We were supposed to have children by now but we are still separate. I am worried about whether we will ever be able to have children.
    2. I cant travel to Mumbai now because I am still studying and wont be allowed to return to Germany, if I do travel. I am totally depressed, frustrated about not being able to experience marital happiness with her. I know I am losing the motivation to fight and my mind is getting weaker as time passes by.

    Could you kindly advise what is the remedy my wife and I need to follow to reunite?
    If you could share a link on your website that touches this topic, that would do wonders too! 🙂

    PS: I am a Rohini ascendant with both Moon and Mars in Anuradha by the way.

    May Shri Krishna bless you and your family with prosperity and abundance.
    Dev and Pooja


    • astrologerbydefault June 25, 2021 / 8:52 pm

      Hi there
      i cannot comment on the administrative conditions brought about by the covid 19, each nation makes its own rules.
      you can safely have children, you are both just in your early 30s!
      for detailed readings you will have to refer to your regular astrologer as i do not do readings anymore

      listen to the shri sukta while you are waiting and request Santaan Laxmi to bless you with children.

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      • Dev Rajamanya June 25, 2021 / 9:10 pm

        Thank you soooo much for your guidance and for sharing the link.

        Lots of Love,
        Dev and Pooja


  28. Sunny June 25, 2021 / 11:05 pm

    Hello ma’am,
    Loosing gains practically means a loss. How can we call it gain if we were about to loose it?

    Last week I lost 500/- rupee note and it didn’t make me sad (this was surprisingly shocking). I felt that it was good otherwise I would have to spend it for medical reasons, for which I am spending since a year…at least this was peaceful…much better than having physical pain…So what if I plan expenditure as per transit? anyhow expenditure is inevitable but at least I will have an opportunity to decide on what to spend….


    • astrologerbydefault June 26, 2021 / 8:46 am

      Hi there
      Ketu may not allow planning of this sort.
      But if ur mercury is strong u can try.


      • Sunny June 26, 2021 / 7:05 pm

        ma’am, what should I do regarding this 11th ketu?…I have to think practically as I have responsibility to fulfill…


      • astrologerbydefault June 26, 2021 / 7:52 pm

        Hi there
        the ketu in 11th does not bring in poverty! it just makes you indifferent to material gains. so you do not think twice before giving things away, behavioural changes are quite possible if your asc sign/lord are powerful. even a strong moon will help u train your mind to recognise this typical behaviour. or if your mercury is strong, you can obviously plan. or do some ketu remedies which will help you become more aware of the ketu things in life.
        or if you have reached your mid-40s then ketu will give you his gains, this may be material or spiritual or on the social/professional fronts etc. if this ketu is strong then after this age things dramatically change.


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