What is Amala Yoga in Vedic Astrology

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1 Lewis & Schellenbeck Indian Astrology Selzgasse Alzey Tel: First of all, thank you very much for your interest in Vedic Astrology and our institute. Indian astrology is also increasingly recognized in the West, and Vedic astrological societies and schools have already been founded in the USA and England. Here in Germany it is a little more difficult for those interested to study knowledge that is thousands of years old, as there is almost no German-language literature available. For this reason, we, Nicholas Lewis and Gudrun Schellenbeck, translated a correspondence course from Roeland de Looff into German and founded the Dirah Academy Germany in 2000. In the meantime we have taught a few hundred people in Vedic astrology, we founded the German Society for Vedic Astrology (DGVA) and have now organized 4 extremely successful congresses for Vedic astrology in Bad Kreuznach. In the summer of 2003 our practical book on Vedic astrology was published, which you can order from us by direct mail if you are interested. Since September 2006 our second book Chandra The Moon in Indian Astrology has been available from us. In the following text you will learn some general information about Indian astrology, the training opportunities at the Dirah Academy Germany and finally also about horoscope analyzes that you can order from us. What is special about Indian astrology? Indian astrology or Jyotish, as the Sanskrit term is, is based on the Vedic scriptures, the origin of which is dated to around years before Christ. Jyotish means "knowledge of light" and is often referred to as the eye of the Vedas. According to Indian understanding, Jyotish can be the door to the Vedas, can help to fathom and understand this enormous wealth of knowledge, the spiritual heritage of India. In contrast to our western astrology, the astrological tradition and with it the appreciation of astrology has remained alive, valued and used by large parts of the population over the centuries. The strengths of the Indian system cannot be grasped in just a few words, so diverse are the possible uses and techniques that a Jyotishi has at his disposal. First of all, the natal chart is usually examined with regard to the strengths a person possesses, the talents he can use and in which area he has to reckon with obstacles. In addition, individual topics such as work, partnership, family and health can then be examined more closely. The aim of this analysis is to find the positive possibilities, to point out the problems to be expected and to identify possible obstacles in advance. In the health sector in particular, preventive measures can be identified and recommended, and general points can be identified that deserve special attention.

2 All those who are looking for their purpose in life can gain a great deal of clarity through an analysis of specific astrological factors and have a good chance of learning to better understand certain detours on the path of life and of making their decisions more specifically and confidently in the future. Since Indian astrology has other possibilities of prognosis, the timing of certain factors can be recognized much more clearly. Jyotishis pay a lot of attention to the prevention of difficult phases and also to setting the course for changes in a person's life. The Indian horoscope, together with the harmonics derived from it, represents a holistic representation of the human being, with the possibility of exploring each topic in a special way and obtaining detailed information. If you would like more basic information on Indian astrology, we recommend that you study the copies of articles at the end of this information folder as well as the table. Advice: If you are interested in a comprehensive Vedic-astrological analysis of your horoscope, please do not hesitate to contact us. If possible, we ask you to come to Alzey (about 50 minutes from Frankfurt, 20 minutes from Mainz). The cost of a 90-minute consultation including a written evaluation and a recording on CD is 145.00. You are welcome to send us questions about specific areas of life. If you live too far from Alzey (near Mainz), you can receive a horoscope analysis in the following way: You send us your data and questions, we will work out the horoscope and send you a graphic. We then conduct the consultation over the phone. This is generally also possible in the evening; then the telephone costs are lower. We are happy to bear the cost of the phone call. Finally, you will receive a written evaluation from us and the CD with the recording of our phone call. The total costs are also 145.00.

3 Our training: Our training is based on international standards and is also recognized by our sister organizations in the USA and England. The basic course in Vedic astrology comprises 8 weekends, spread over almost 2 years. At the end of this basic training, there is an exam held by internationally recognized astrologers from India. The exam consists of a written part, which is carried out in German, and an oral part, which is translated into English. The first exam will take place in spring 2005. Then lists of all certified astrologers (if desired) are published. After completing the basic training and passing the exam, our students are able to work as advisory astrologers. However, the undergraduate course does not include specialist areas such as medical astrology or partnership astrology. These additional areas can either be taken during the basic studies or optionally afterwards. For those who want a more flexible way of developing their studies, we also offer two correspondence courses and telephone seminars as an additional opportunity to deepen their studies. Our training scheme at a glance: Weekend seminars Basic knowledge: "Vedic Astrology I to VIII" - 12 hours in addition or alternatively: Correspondence course / course "Applied Vedic Astrology" Correspondence course / course "Advanced course Vedic Astrology" Online seminars For more information see special sheet Further training opportunities: Weekend seminars special knowledge - each 12 hours of intensive seminars on special topics, led by mostly Indian guest speakers and translated into German - 24 to 30 hours each of intensive courses in India - 60 to 84 hours each Congress of the German Society for Vedic Astrology - approx. 15 hours In other words, you can attend the Compose the course and pace of your training yourself, tailor it to your own needs.

4 Training variant 1: For example, you can first find out through distance course I how well you can cope with the way of thinking in this astrology. At the same time, you can take the basic training in weekend seminars and learn the basics of Vedic astrology in 12 to 18 months (or longer, as you wish). If you have already completed the first lessons of the correspondence course and also have Western astrological knowledge, you can skip the first weekend course of the training series and go straight to course II. Gradually, you can then choose the specialty areas that are of particular interest to you and deepen your knowledge in these areas in weekend seminars. Training variant 2: If you do not like correspondence courses, you can also start directly with the basic training in weekend seminars and deepen the knowledge acquired in the courses at home with our extensive scripts, our book and other available literature. Even then, as you progress through the basic training, you can choose your specialty areas and take appropriate courses. Training variant 3: If you already have basic knowledge of Vedic astrology or have acquired it at other institutes or in India, you can take part in weekend seminars that are of interest to you at any time. You do not need to adhere to any particular order. We only ask you to contact us beforehand so that we can clarify during the conversation that you are neither under nor overburdened in our courses. If you would like to acquire the prerequisites for the international exam with us even without basic training, there are individual lessons that you can either conduct with us or with our guest speakers, who are here with us again and again and are available by arrangement. In such cases, it is best to contact us directly. Please contact us for further details, we will be happy to assist you in choosing the right elements for you. Contents of the training weekends of the basic training: Vedic astrology I Basic philosophical, astronomical and mythological backgrounds Meanings of signs and planets Exercises and simple combinations Vedic Astrology II The astrological houses Basic interpretation of the individual ascendants Permanent and temporary benefactors and evildoers Planetary carakas and house caracas Interpretation and Combination exercises

5 Vedic Astrology III Strength of the planets Friendship and enmity of the planets Planetary aspects Calculation of Navamsas Vedic Astrology IV Simple Yogas and the interpretation and weighting of Yogas Neecha Bhanga (suspension of the case) Chara Karakas Exercise examples Vedic Astrology V The Vimsottari Dasa System Theoretical introduction and practical application of the most important forecasting system Interpretation of the horoscope Vedic Astrology VI The Nakshatras - Interpretation and meaning of the 27 moon signs * * This seminar is an independent topic and can also be booked individually. Vedic Astrology VII Overview of Shad Bala and other quantitative calculation models Ashtaka Varga Gochara Transit prognosis with the help of Vimshottari-Dasas and transits Vedic Astrology VIII Interpretation of the lunar nodal axis Exercise examples - practical application and advice Further topics: Medical astrology partnership in the Muhurta horoscope - choosing the most favorable moment Prasna - hourly or elections astrology Elements of Jamini astrology Intensive weekend "Dasas and prognosis" Correction of the birth time Dealing with the Vargas lunar nodes - the karmic axis in the horoscope Costs: The introductory weekends cost 175 euros each. After the first weekend you have the opportunity to book the basic training as a complete "block". In this way, you will receive a reduction of 125 euros. You then pay only 1250 euros instead of 1400 euros for 8 weekends. Please ask us for further details !! The advanced seminars are calculated according to their duration, whereby we always try to keep the costs relatively low. However, we have to attend seminars

6 foreign guest speakers set a little higher than those that we carry out ourselves. The respective prices are therefore dependent on the costs incurred and are specified in the tender. New start of training: Vedic Astrology I in autumn 2012 in Alzey Vedic Astrology I in spring 2012 in Rüti near Zurich Please ask us for further details! The advanced seminars are calculated according to their duration, whereby we always try to keep the costs relatively low. However, we have to set seminars with foreign guest speakers a little higher than those that we hold ourselves. The respective prices are therefore dependent on the costs incurred and are specified in the tender.

7 More information about our correspondence courses: Correspondence course / online course "Applied Vedic Astrology" This course was developed and written by Roeland De Looff, director of the Dirah Academy International. The course is recognized by the CVA (Council of Vedic Astrology) and every graduate who intends to take an exam at the CVA will receive 100 hours of teaching for this correspondence course. Both Roeland De Loof and the German course supervisors Nicholas Lewis and Gudrun Schellenbeck work independently of a religious association. Scope of the course: The course comprises 14 lessons in which a specific topic is explained theoretically and using examples. Each course participant also receives their own horoscope. At the end of each lesson there is an exercise that relates to your own horoscope. The previously learned should be practiced on one's own horoscope; the results are sent to the course supervisors, who in turn review and comment on the exercises. This ensures that the participants have correctly understood the knowledge imparted; Misunderstandings are recognized and corrected very quickly. Time frame: each participant decides for himself how quickly he will complete the course. With free time management, it is possible that everyone takes their personal circumstances into account. The only restriction is that there should be no more than 4 months between two exercises. In between, it is possible to cancel the course supervisors and complete the course at a later point in time. Course schedule: The course is divided into two units of 7 lessons each. The first half of the course fee is due upon registration. As soon as we have received the course fee, you will receive the first 7 lessons and your own horoscope by (Word file in the attachment) or by post. You then work on the exercises and send us your results. You will receive your exercises back with our comment within 7 days (by) or 14 days (by post). Personal support for our students is very important to us. In addition to support via and post, you can also contact us by phone at any time if you have any questions. In this way, we have always succeeded in clarifying any questions that arise. Costs: The first half of the course fee is due upon registration and amounts to 145.00 if you work via the Internet. The course by post costs 155, - (each half). This means that you can learn the basics of Indian astrology for 290, - or 310, - and at the same time study your own horoscope, i. H. learn more about yourself. Aim of the course: When you have completed the correspondence course you will be able to do a simple interpretation of an Indian horoscope. You can get an overview of the most important issues in a person's life and at the same time have gained more insight into your own personal patterns. After successfully completing the correspondence course, you will receive a certificate from the Dirah Academy.

8 course supervisors: Nicholas Lewis, member of ACVA and BAVA (British Association of vedic Astrology), many years of experience as a naturopath and lecturer in Germany, 30 years of exposure to Eastern cultures, long stays in Asia. Practice with a focus on medical and Vedic astrology, author in the field of Ayurveda / Jyotish (Comed). Gudrun Schellenbeck: Member of BAVA and ACVA, ACVA certified, naturopath with a focus on astrology. Many years of experience in western astrology (individual counseling, couple counseling, training, workshop, author in the field of Jyotish (Meridian, Geo), certified astrologer (American Council of Vedic Astrology). We work in a practice community and devote most of our time to our astrological work. Both our knowledge of the naturopathic sector (homeopathy, iris diagnosis, Bach flowers, etc.) as well as our astrological knowledge flow into our work. Together, Nicholas Lewis and Gudrun Schellenbeck founded the German Society for Vedic Astrology and wrote the practical book of Vedic Astrology.

9 Course conditions The best way to avoid misunderstandings 1. The registration is binding upon receipt of the registration and the first payment. 2. Nicholas Lewis or Gudrun Schellenbeck, members of the Dirah Academy, are the course supervisors. 3. As soon as we have received your registration and your first payment, you will receive your personal horoscope, the folder and the first seven lessons. 4. The course supervisor is required to return the course participant's corrected and supplemented exercises within 7 days of receipt. Exceptions to this rule arise in situations that are beyond the control of the supervisor, such as B. Illness etc. and due to leave of the supervisor. The course participant will be informed as soon as possible in such a case. 5. A good relationship between the supervisor and the student is particularly important. The supervisor will do everything he can to guide and support the course participant through the course material. The course participant should always behave politely, rough behavior will not be tolerated. If the supervisor judges the student's behavior to be rude and impolite, the student will receive one warning. If the course participant continues to behave roughly, he loses all rights. 6. The course participant has the right to support by phone or by a. If a course participant does not send exercises to the supervisor for correction for a period of 3 months or if he logs off from the supervisor, he loses all rights. b. The course participant is entitled to interrupt his or her studies for a maximum of four months. 8. The course participant is entitled to cancel the correspondence course.If he notifies the supervisor of his intention to cancel before he has sent the fifth exercise for correction, he has no further obligations. If this deadline is not met, the course participant is obliged to pay the second installment of the course fee. 9. Course fees paid will not be reimbursed. 10. If the final exercise has failed to the satisfaction of the supervisor, the supervisor is obliged to issue the course participant with the certificate of Applied Vedic Astrology. If it fails, another attempt is possible. Payment: 1. Send a Euro check to the following address: Lewis & Schellenbeck, Dirah Academy Germany, Neufelder Weg 35, Bad Kreuznach. Please fill in Bad Kreuznach as the exhibition location. Please do not forget to include the number of your identity card on the back of the check. Immediately after receiving your check, we will send you a confirmation of participation and the first part of the course materials. 2. Transfer the amount due to the account number at Kreuznacher Volksbank (BLZ). You can make payments from neighboring European countries with an international transfer to the above. Bank to be settled. We will not cover any additional fees incurred when making a foreign transfer. Immediately after we have received your payment, you will receive a confirmation of participation and the first part of the course documents. When making your payment, please note the difference for the online course (2 installments of 145.00 each) and the course by post (2 installments of 155.00 each)!



12 Sample Lessons 9. YOGAS IN ASTROLOGY Unique characteristics of Indian astrology are the yogas. Yogas are planetary postures that lead to a certain result. We have already mentioned one yoga, Raja Yoga (in Tab. 8). It is a relatively simple yoga consisting of a planet and the houses that it rules. There are actually thousands of these yogas. An Indian astrologer must know them by heart. This may be why it is said that the most important requirement for studying astrology is a good memory. In the course of this course we will discuss some of these yogas. The yogas of a horoscope offer the astrologer a new dimension of interpretation. When you begin to study the yogas of a chart in the way we suggest, you will quickly be able to identify the main components of each chart. 9.1 PANCHA MAHAPURUSHA YOGAS Pancha Mahapurusha yogas are relatively easy to find yogas. When we begin analyzing this group of yogas, we first consider the position of the Ascendant and the Moon. The moon has a very special meaning in Indian astrology, so that the sign of the moon can also be used as a substitute as an ascendant. Accordingly, if we want to find yogas, we can do so starting from the ascendant or the moon. If we e.g. For example, to say that a certain planet has to be in a kendra house in order to form a certain yoga, we can either count this kendra house from the ascendant or from the house in which the moon is placed. Example: We have the moon in the 5th house. Kendra houses, starting from the ascendant are the houses 1, 4, 7 and 10. Kendra houses starting from the moon in this example are the 5th (1st house from the moon), the 8th (4th house from the moon) , the 11th (7th house from the moon) and the 2nd (10th house from the moon). And now to the yogas and their meanings. 1. Ruchaka Yoga: Mars in its own sign or in the sign of its exaltation and in a kendra or trikona house. Brave, arrogant, victorious 2. Bhadra Yoga: Mercury in its own sign or in the sign of its exaltation and in a kendra or Trikona House Intellectual, educated, rich. 3. Hamsa Yoga: Jupiter in his own sign or in the sign of his exaltation and in a Kendra or Trikona house. Religious, good luck in life. 4. Malavaya Yoga: Venus in her own sign or in the sign of her exaltation and in a Kendra or Trikona house Wealthy, life-affirming, sometimes self-love, good marriage, pronounced sense of justice. 5. Shasya Yoga: Saturn in its own sign or under the sign of its exaltation and in a kendra or trikona house. Powerful, strict, position of authority. In summary, one can say that the respective properties of a planet are strongly emphasized in a Pancha Maha Yoga.

13 Example of a Ruchaka Yoga: Adolf Hitler has Mars in Aries in the 7th house. Mars is in its own sign (additionally in its Moolatrikona sign) and in a Kendra house (the seventh house). How he used his Ruchaka Yoga is well known. However, this yoga did not have to be used in this way. For example, many athletes have a Ruchaka Yoga in their horoscope. Badhra Yoga enables the horoscope owner to perform well in the economic and communicative sector. A hamsa yoga can be found, for example, in the horoscope of an educated person, possibly a cleric or someone who is blessed with happiness in life. We would expect a Malavaya Yoga in the horoscope of a millionaire or a beauty queen. In Kennedy's horoscope, which is enclosed with the course materials, we find a Malavya Yoga. In his horoscope, Venus is in her own sign in the 9th house (a Trikona house). This leads to considerable wealth in his life, and since he repeatedly met strikingly beautiful women, Venus arguably brought him a considerable amount of sexual pleasure. In contrast to this, Gandhi's peace-loving horoscope also shows a Malavaya Yoga. Here Venus is in the 1st house in the Moolatrikona sign. In both cases we recognize Venusian qualities (peace, sexual joys, wealth), but Malavaya Yoga has unfolded in different ways depending on the rest of the horoscope. A Shasya Yoga fits perfectly into the horoscope of a politician or director. Let us not forget, however, that around half of the population have a Pancha Mahapurusha yoga in their horoscope without being famous. The mere presence of this yoga is by no means enough to become famous. Other factors must support this. 9.2 PARIVARTANA YOGAS A Parivartana Yoga arises when planet A occupies the sign of planet B and planet B is in the sign of planet A. For example, if Mars is in Taurus and Venus is in Aries, then Mars is in Venus and Venus is in Mars. In western (hour) astrology, this exchange of signs is also referred to as reception. If this yoga appears in your own horoscope, it is indicated by a small wave symbol (similar to the Aquarius sign). While the computer program we use to make our prints gives them a positive rating, this is not true in all circumstances. We can imagine that the influence that both planets exert on one another is roughly comparable to a conjunction. Whether this has a favorable or unfavorable effect depends on the character of the planets involved and also very much on which houses the planets rule over. There are three types of Parivartana Yogas. 6. Dainya Yoga: This yoga arises when one of the two planets involved in this yoga is ruler of the 6th, 8th or 12th house. These are the Dushtana houses, which are generally viewed as unfavorable. In most cases, the ruler of the 6th, 8th or 12th house will be strengthened by the benevolent influence of another planet. However, the other planet involved in yoga is always damaged.

14 Example: For a Sagittarius ascendant, the moon is ruler of the 8th house and the sun is ruler of house 9. If the moon is in Leo and the sun is in Cancer, we are dealing with a Dainya Parivartana Yoga. In this case, the sun is weakened as it struggles with the difficult energies of the 8th house. The moon, however, receives an energy boost from the influence of the favorable 9th house. A possible interpretation for the ruler of the 8th house, who is positively supported: The person concerned may receive an inheritance (8th house) from the father (9th house) or they could be a teacher (9th house) of psychology (8th house). House). One possible interpretation for a weakened ruler of the 9th house: Probably the father (9th house) of the person concerned led a problematic life, since the ruler of the 9th house is influenced by the ruler of the unfavorable 8th house, which is with every type of Difficulties can go hand in hand. It is also possible that his luck (9th house) is clouded (influence of the ruler of 8). 7. Kahala Yoga: We speak of this yoga when the ruler of the 3rd house is involved in yoga. The other planet must not be the ruler of house 6, 8 or 12 (because then we have a Dainya Yoga). The third house is the house of energy and strength. A Kahala Yoga thus means that the person concerned invests a lot of energy and vitality in improving their circumstances. Example: In the case of a Taurus ascendant, the moon is the ruler of the 3rd house and Saturn rules the houses 9 and 10. Suppose the moon is in Capricorn and Saturn in Cancer. Then we have a Kahala Yoga. This person will let a lot of energy (3rd house) flow into his career (10th house) and into the expansion of his horizons (9th house). 8. Maha Yoga: When a Parivartana Yoga arises between the rulers of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th or 11th house, we speak of a Maha Yoga. The rulers of the 3rd, 6th, 8th or 12th house must not be involved, as we would then receive a Kahala Yoga or a Dainya Yoga. This yoga strengthens the planets involved in it. 9.3 SCISSORS YOGA (KARTARI YOGAS) Scissors means "scissors" in German. In a Scissors Yoga two planets surround a house or another planet like scissors, you could say they clasp the third planet or the house. These most common yogas occur when either two benefics or two malefics encompass a house or planet. The Scissors Yogas are also called Kartari Yogas, Kartari means "scissors". Example: Suppose Venus is in Taurus, Saturn (a Malefic) in Aries, and Mars (a Malefic) in Gemini. Venus is surrounded by two malefics. Because of this, Venus will not be able to function optimally. Western astrology knows the term "enclosed" from hourly astrology when a planet is enclosed by two evildoers. A sign that has no top of a house is also referred to as being enclosed. While in Western astrology the included factor is always considered to be weakened or inhibited, in Indian astrology the term "included" is used regardless of whether the affected planet is inhibited or supported. 9. Papa Kartari Yoga: Two Malefics enclose a house or a planet. 10. Shubha Kartari Yoga: Two benefics enclose a planet or a house.

15 Example: If Venus is in Taurus, Jupiter (a Benefic) in Aries, the Moon (a Benefic) in Gemini, then Venus will be able to develop well. This is a Shubha Kartari yoga. A house can also be locked in without a planet occupying it. Example: Mars is in the 4th house, the 5th house is vacant and Saturn is in the 6th house. This can have adverse consequences for the children as two malefics include the 5th house. In this case, the 5th house is enclosed by a Papa Kartari Yoga. However, if Venus is in the 4th house and Jupiter is in the 6th house, all topics of the 5th house are positively supported. In this case the 5th house is supported by the presence of a Shubha Kartari yoga. All planets can form these Scissors Yogas, including Rahu and Ketu. This type of scissors yoga is very common. If the first house is locked it is of particular importance because the first house is so important. One could say that the first house is a condensed form of the entire horoscope. In Gandhi's horoscope the first house is included by the sun (Malefic in the 12th house) and Saturn (Malefic in the 2nd house). This is a Papa Kartari yoga that has caused some problems in his life. In Kennedy's chart, the 9th house is included by Mars (Malefic in the 8th house) and Ketu (Malefic in the 10th house). Here, too, there is a Papa Kartari Yoga. SCISSORS YOGAS OF THE MOON There are a number of scissors yogas that are specific to the sun and moon. 11. Sunapha Yoga: planets in the second house from the moon - wealth, financial advantages. The effects of this yoga are stronger when a benefit is in the 2nd house from the moon. If one or more Malefics is in the 2nd house from the moon, the effect is limited or there is no such effect at all. 12. Anapha Yoga: planets in the 12th house calculated from the moon - religious. This effect is enhanced by the presence of Benefics in the 12th house from the moon. If one or more Malefics is in the 12th house from the moon, the effect is weakened or canceled. In Kennedy's horoscope, Saturn is in the 11th house, which is the 12th house when viewed from the moon. Kennedy was not known to be a particularly religious person. 13. Durudhara Yoga: planets in the 2nd and 12th house calculated from the moon - wealth and high moral standards (especially when it comes to benefics). 14. Kemadruma Yoga: There are no planets in either the 2nd or the 12th house when viewed from the moon. No other planet supports the way the moon works. The person will feel lonely and lead a rather difficult life. If the moon is in conjunction with another planet or in a kendra house, this unfavorable yoga is largely neutralized. Gandhi has a Kemadruma Yoga in his horoscope, as there is no planet in either the 2nd or the 12th house of the moon. However, the moon is in the 10th house, a kendra house, which largely neutralizes Kemadruma Yoga.

16 SCISSORS YOGAS OF THE SUN In the next section we will discuss the scissors yogas of the sun. Planets in the 2nd or 12th house, calculated from the sun, strengthen the sun (of course, each in his own way, according to his character). 15. Veshi Voga: When a planet is in the 2nd house from the sun, it forms a Veshi Yoga. This yoga gives wealth and prestige, at least if it is formed by a benefic. When a malefic does this yoga it can lead to all sorts of problems. Kennedy calculated Ketu in the second house from the sun, which thus forms a Veshi Yoga. Fortunately for him, Ketu works reasonably well in the 10th house, as a Malefic is well placed in an Upachaya house (the 10th house is an Upachaya house). He was rich and held a position of power. Still - he was killed. Ketu's good effect in an Upachaya house (10th house) was very evident, but so were the negative effects of Veshi yoga with a Malefic (Ketu). Although Ketu influences the area of ​​the professional career well, he still remains a Malefic and we have a Veshi Yoga with the participation of a Malefic. 16. Voshi Yoga: This yoga arises when a planet in the 12th house is calculated from the sun. It promotes a person's spiritual development and intelligence, especially when it is formed by a benefic.A malefic in the 12th house from the sun is causing problems. Kennedy has both a Benefic and a Malefic in the 12th House from the Sun. On the one hand he was intelligent (the influence of Mercury), but the fact that he was murdered is related to the powerful Malefic Mars (in his Moolatrikona sign) in the 8th house, which is the 12th house from the sun . It was this Mars that gave him its sex appeal. The 8th house represents both death and sexual charisma. A strong Mars in this house can lead to a violent death (Mars as a strong Malefic), but also to a considerable sexual charisma. Voshi Yoga increases these effects. 17. Ubhayachari Yoga: If a planet is in both the 2nd and the 12th house, calculated from the sun, this brings happiness on many levels, but only if benefics are involved. Malefics cause trouble. When someone has both a Veshi and a Voshi Yoga in their horoscope, this combination is also known as Ubhayachari Yoga. In Kennedy's horoscope we found a Veshi and a Voshi yoga so that Kennedy has an Ubhayachari yoga at the same time. It would be logical to expect that an unoccupied 1st and 12th house, calculated from the sun, would also form a yoga. However, this is not the case. The sun is in itself a powerful planet that can function well without the assistance of others. A benefit near the sun is appreciated, but not necessary. Some of the yogas mentioned so far appear in the horoscopes of many people. Because they are so common, they can only lead to extraordinary results when they are linked to other factors in the horoscope.

9.4 DIFFERENT YOGAS As we mentioned earlier, there are thousands of different yogas in Indian astrology. The following selection of yogas includes only a few particularly important ones. Please keep in mind that this is only a very small selection. We would like to refer to the literature list for those who want to study this area more deeply. (Unfortunately most of the books are only available in English so far.) The book "Yoga's in Astrology" by K. S. Charak contains particularly good descriptions of the yogas. Hart defouw's book also pays a lot of attention to this topic. 18. Raja Yoga: The rulers of a Kendra and a Trikona house are in conjunction, aspect each other or are in reception. This combination promises luck (Trikona house) and energy (Kendra house). Take the chance! We would like to emphasize that a Raja Yoga can be formed from either one or two planets. Example: In the case of an Aries ascendant, the moon is the ruler of the 4th house and the sun is the ruler of the 5th house. If the sun and moon are in conjunction in such a horoscope, they form a raja yoga. In this case, the moon is ruler of a Kendra house (4th house) and the sun is ruler of a Trikona house (5th house). 19. Adhi Yoga: There must be at least two, preferably several Benefics, in the 6th, 7th and 8th house, calculated from the moon - leadership qualities. Explanation: Benefics in the 6th and 8th house support the 7th house (see Scissors Yoga). A benefit in the 7th house naturally also leads to better results in this house. The 7th house, on the other hand, faces the ascendant and therefore has a clear impact on the ascendant properties. So a planet in the 7th house aspects the first house, which also explains why a strong 7th house strengthens the 1st house. Since the 1st house can, so to speak, be viewed as a miniature version of the entire horoscope, the 1st house naturally has a special meaning. From this it follows that an Adhi Yoga corresponds to a strong 1st house and thus leads to good results. Similarly, Adhi Yoga (calculated from the moon) allows the moon to develop better. The moon is considered the most important planet in Indian astrology and so it is of great importance that its energies can flow well. 20. Amala Yoga: A benefit is in the 10th house, calculated from the ascendant or the moon - philanthropic, benevolent attitude towards humanity, career in the social sector. If a Malefic is in this position, this may be very beneficial for the horoscope owner (explanation: Malefics in Upachaya houses are good, the 10th house is an Upachaya house). However, this also means that people hold a high position at the expense of others, that they are not very picky about the path to their success. In his horoscope Gandhi calculated an Amala Yoga from the ascendant (moon in the 10th house) and an Amala yoga calculated from the moon (Jupiter in the 9th house). 21. Ashubha mala Yoga: When all benefics are placed in the 6th, 8th or 12th house, they become powerless: failure, a difficult life.

18 22. Budhatiya Yoga: Sun and Mercury are in conjunction in the 1st, 7th, 5th or 11th house - an intellectual. Albert Einstein had this combination in his horoscope. Explanation: The 1st house is considered the most important house in Indian astrology and when the sun and Mercury are in the 7th house, they aspect the 1st house. The intellect is one of the 5th house meanings. When the Sun and Mercury are in the 11th house, they are aspecting the 5th house. When Mercury is in Combustion, Budhatiya Yoga will remain intact, but it will be difficult for people to convince the public of their good ideas. The impulses of Budhatiya Yoga do manifest themselves, but humans can only realize them with great difficulty. 23. Chandra Mangala: Moon and Mars are in conjunction or in opposition - wealth (often through women). Chandra is the Indian name for moon, Mangala for Mars. 24. Charussagara Yoga: Planets in every Kendra house - good reputation and luck (better if it is formed by benefics). The kendra houses are the pillars of the horoscope. Planets that are there have a special strength. When all the kendra houses are occupied by planets, their energy becomes particularly noticeable, which is a good thing in most cases (especially when it comes to natural or temporary benefits). 25. Srik Yoga: This yoga arises when there are only natural benefics in the kendra houses - comfort, convenience, happiness, abundance. Explanation: With a Srik Yoga the effect of the natural benefits is increased, which of course has a very beneficial effect. 26. Sarpa Yoga: Only Malefics are in the Kendra houses - misfortune and difficult life. 27. Gaja Kesari Yoga: The moon and Jupiter are either in conjunction, in the square or in opposition to each other - happiness, intelligence and high moral standards. In this yoga the moon and Jupiter influence each other. The connection between the planet most meaningful to our earthly life (moon) and the planet of happiness (Jupiter) has beneficial effects. Gandhi and Kennedy both have a Gaja Kesari Yoga in their horoscope. Gandhi's Gaja Kesari Yoga is stronger because he has the moon and Jupiter in Kendra houses, while in Kennedy's horoscope the moon is in a Dushtana house. 28. Shakata Yoga: When the moon, calculated from Jupiter, is in the 6th, 8th or 12th house - variable successes. This is - more or less - the opposite of Gaja Kesari yoga. When the moon is in a Dushtana house, calculated by Jupiter, there is a difficult relationship between the two planets. 29. Maha Bhagya Yoga: For a man: The ascendant, sun and moon are in an odd sign and birth took place during the day - good luck in life. Incidentally, odd signs are the positively polarized male signs (air and fire signs). Time during the day is also considered male (active). For a woman: the ascendant, sun and moon are in straight signs and the birth took place at night - good luck in life. Even signs are negative

19 polarized, feminine signs (earth and watermarks). The night is also feminine. 30. Saraswati Yoga: When Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are placed in kendra houses, under the sign of a friend or, better yet, in the 2nd house - writers, scholars, intellectuals, speakers. When Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are in favorable positions, they can bring wisdom. In Gandhi's horoscope, Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury are in kendra houses. It is true that Jupiter and Mercury are in neutral signs, but since all the planets concerned are either in conjunction with one another or are aspect of benefics, Saraswati Yoga is particularly strong here. 31. Vasumathi Yoga: Benefics are placed in Upachaya houses (3rd, 6th, 10th or 11th house) calculated from the moon or the ascendant - wealth. Kennedy has Jupiter and Venus in the 10th house from the moon. Two out of three benefics in an Upachaya house by the moon result in a relatively strong yoga. 9.5 THE EVALUATION OF THE YOGAS There is no horoscope without yogas. Cheap yogas are common and yet many people lead mediocre lives. People with cheap yogas are by no means always rich and famous. The reason for this lies in the respective placement of yoga within the horoscope. In order to get an idea of ​​how yoga could express itself in a person's life, we must consider the following criteria: 1. How strong are the planets that make up the yoga? Example: Let us assume that the moon is in the 3rd house in Scorpio and Jupiter in the 6th house in Aquarius. So we have a Gaja Kesari Yoga at hand. However - the moon is in the Fall and Jupiter is in a Dushtana house. Both planets are in trouble. The yoga will hardly be noticeable. Please also note the explanations on Gaja Kesari Yoga (Yoga No. 27) by Gandhi and Kennedy. 2. What aspects do the planets that make up yoga receive? If, as in the previous example of a Gaja Kesari yoga, the moon is aspected by Saturn (a Malefic) and at the same time Jupiter by Mars (also a Malefic), then the yoga will hardly be felt at all. Because of the unfavorable aspects of two malefics, the moon and Jupiter come under heavy pressure. Because of this, yoga is doomed to failure. 3. How strong are the rulers of the houses in which the yoga planets are located? So that a planet can keep its (positive) promises, it is very important that the ruler of the sign in which the planet is located in the horoscope has a good position in the horoscope. The ruler is the owner of the house. The planet in the house lives and rents the house, so to speak. When the ruler of a house gets into trouble, the resident of the house is inevitably drawn into it, even if it is only because there is no more money to maintain the house. Example: If the moon is in Scorpio and Jupiter in Aquarius, it will not be particularly beneficial if Mars (ruler of the house in which the moon is placed

20 is) in Cancer and Saturn (ruler of the house where Jupiter is) in Aries in the fall. Again the yoga is almost dissolved. So before you predict great happiness and fame based on certain yogas, study these criteria very carefully! 9.6 EXERCISE Study your horoscope and find out which of the yogas mentioned you may have.

21 13. AYURVEDA: VEDIC MEDICINE Ayurveda is the traditional Indian medicine that has been practiced in India for thousands of years. Long before our era began, there were universities in India where, among other subjects, thousands of students were taught Ayurveda. The roots of Ayurveda, like those of Vedic astrology, go back to the Vedic traditions. In the Vedas (the holy scriptures of the Hindu religion) we find instructions on the methods of Vedic astrology and also on Ayurvedic medicine. So there is no need to wonder about the relationship between the two areas of knowledge. THE THREE DOSHAS Ayurvedic treatment is based on the constitutional types, the three doshas. These three doshas are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vata corresponds with air, Pitta with fire and Kapha with earth and water. The astrological signs are assigned as follows: Vata: Gemini, Virgo, Libra and Aquarius. The sign Virgo is assigned here because Mercury, its ruler in Vedic astrology, is an air planet. Pitta: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, and Scorpio. Scorpio belongs to Pitta as the fiery planet Mars is the classic ruler of Scorpio. Since Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are not taken into account in Vedic Astrology, Mars remains the ruler of Scorpio. Kapha: Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn and Pisces. Here we find the earth and watermarks that are not assigned to Vata and Pitta. There are several methods that can help us determine a person's constitution, such as: B. Pulse diagnosis, urinalysis, face diagnosis (physiognomy) and the general appearance of the person. SOME TYPICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DOSHAS A Vata type is usually slender (thin), has difficulty concentrating, is sensitive to cold, and has a great urge to meet his needs quickly. He eats quickly, chews insufficiently and eats at irregular times. A Kapha type is usually corpulent and of a calm, deliberate disposition. He eats a lot and enjoys the food. The Pitta type has a balanced figure, loves activities, and has a fiery temperament. As he is always very busy, eating does not play a particularly important role. ASTROLOGICAL DETERMINATION OF THE THREE DOSHAS Astrology can be of great use in determining the constitution or the doshas. Of course we have to use the Vedic and not the Western horoscope as a basis, although there are astrologers who try to determine the doshas with the help of the Western horoscope. This is wrong because both Ayurveda and Vedic astrology have their common root in the Vedic tradition. This tradition forms a unity.