When all the planets are found hemmed in one side of the Rahu-Ketu axis in a chart, the chart is said to be having Kaal Sarpa Yoga. Rahu Ketu can be in any house from Ascendant to 12th house and all planets from Sun to Saturn will be at the one side of this axis. Due to the placement of Rahu ketu in different twelve bhava, twelve different types of Kaal Sarpa Yoga are formed. If the Ascendant is out of the axis of Rahu Ketu the effect of Kaal Sarpa Yoga is minimal. If Rahu is conjoined with some planets degree of these planets must be less than the degree of Rahu otherwise Kaal Sarpa Yoga will not be formed or its effects will be minimal.
Although, there is no mention of this yoga in ancient astrology classics, in the life of human beings its effects are often experienced. The native suffers physical, mental and material problems in life. The progress of native gets delayed or harmed because of this yoga. Many people have delayed marriage or bad marital life. Yoga makes the life of the native full of hardship and he has to struggle a lot in his life to get success and recognition. Many times native even does not get the rewards of his hard work fully. He has to suffer humiliations in his life. He does not get the recognition even if he does good deeds for the people known to him or society. Many times the nature of native becomes questionable as well as objectionable. His efforts go in vain.
The myth behind this yoga is that the yoga is found in the chart of the people who have killed serpents in their last births. That is why these natives have fear of serpents always. Many natives’ dreams of serpents while sleeping due to this yoga.
But sometimes this yoga gives fame and financial prosperity to the native in opposition to above said problems. If Rahu ketu are in their own house, exaltation or in friendly house they give success and happiness after all obstacles and hardship. The person gets fame and recognition because of his own efforts and leads to happy life ultimately.
According to the placement of Rahu Ketu in different bhava different types of Kaal Sarpa Yoga are formed and their effects are also different. There can be of 12 different types of Kaal Sarpa Yoga depending on the position of Rahu and Ketu. All these types have different names and different effects. The name and effects of these different types of Kaal Sarpa yoga are discussed below.
- Anant Kaal Sarpa Yoga:
This yoga is formed when Rahu is in ascendant and Ketu is in 7th house with all planets in one side of this axis. The native having this yoga is of independent thinking and brave. He suffers from physical problems and mental tensions. The native also faces unhappy marital life.
- Kulika Kaal Sarpa Yoga:
When Rahu is in 2nd house, ketu in 8th house and all planets are hemmed between one side of this axis, Kulika Kaal Sarpa Yoga is formed. The native is not of good nature. He has to face financial problems in life severely. After great efforts he is able to manage life useful materials.
- Vasuki Kaal Sarpa Yoga:
This yoga is formed when Rahu is in 3rd bhava, ketu in 9th bhava and all planets situated in either side of this axis. The native suffers from his family and his siblings. He does not get any support from them. Native has to face obstacles in job or business. Native has to struggle to get fame, position and valour. He does not get any support from luck means the native is unlucky.
- Shankha Paal Kaal Sarpa Yoga:
When Rahu is placed in 4th house, ketu in 10th house with all planets either of the side of the axis, this yoga is formed. The native does not get happiness from mother, land and vehicles. He suffers in his job and struggles a lot. Even if native does all efforts he does not get mental happiness in life.
- Padma Kaal Sarpa Yoga:
Rahu in 5th house ketu in 11th house with all planets in between causes Padma Kaal Sarpa Yoga. The native faces problems in progeny or he is devoid of happiness from the children. He is devoid of gains through family, friends and children. He is unsuccessful in all his ventures. In old age native is inclined towards finding moksha.
- Maha Padma Kaal Sarpa Yoga:
When Rahu is placed in 6th house ketu in 12 house and all planets in between them Maha Padma Kaal sarpa Yoga is formed. Due to this yoga native suffers from diseases. He is devoid of physical happiness. He does not get success in love affairs and gets humiliations. He is always surrounded by enemies. His mind is always full of grief. He also gets problems from the maternal side.
- Takshak Kaal Sarpa Yoga:
This yoga is formed when Rahu is in 7th house ketu in ascendant and all planets in either side of this axis. The marital life of such native is full of grief. He has to suffer physical and mental problems. If he starts any business in partnership, he is not well supported from his partner so fails ultimately.
- Karkotaka Kaal Sarpa Yoga:
Rahu in 8th house ketu in 2nd house will all planets in one side of axis causes Karkotaka Kaal Sarp Yoga. The native has fear of accidents. Health problems worries native always. He does not get any paternal property. He faces many disputes for the paternal property. The native is of irritating nature with fighting disposition. The native has no control over his speech.
- Shankha Chuda Kaal Sarpa Yoga:
When Rahu is in 9th house ketu in 3rd house with all planets in one side of this axis causes Shankha Chuda Kaal Sarpa Yoga. The native is unlucky. He is devoid of happiness from father. He suffers loss in job and business. Such native always speak lie for making their work success yet they fails. They are unsuccessful in all aspects of life.
- Paataka Kaal Sarpa Yoga:
When all planets are in one side of Rahu Ketu axis with Rahu placed in 10th house and ketu placed in 4th house, this Paataka Kaal Sarpa yoga is formed. The native faces obstacles in job and business. He does not get any support from the government. Family life is full of sorrow. Due to failure and tensions in every aspect of life native becomes anti social.
- Vishadhar Kaal Sarpa Yoga:
This yoga is formed when Rahu is in 11th house ketu in 5th house and all planets are situated in either side of this axis. The native faces obstacles in higher education. The native suffers from the disease of forgetfulness. He is devoid of happiness from children. The native wonders from one place to another without any gain. He suffers from the diseases of heart, sleeplessness and eyes.
- Shesh Naag Kaal Sarpa Yoga:
When Rahu is placed in 12th house ketu in 6th house with all planets in either side of this Rahu Ketu axis Shesh Naag kaal Sarpa Yoga is formed. The native has many hidden enemies. Because of mental imbalance native is devoid of happiness and always gets defeated in disputes. He is always disturbed with legal disputes.
He suffers from the diseases related with eyes and stomach.
Kaal Sarpa Yoga provides benevolent results also:
The native having this yoga should not fear. In reality it is found that the people who have this yoga in their chart are blessed with extraordinary personality. They have the ability to fight with injustice. These natives should think about their abilities and align them in proper directions so that they may achieve success and fame that remain alive to many generations.
Many illusions are there in astrological world regarding Kaal Sarpa Yoga. Many people think that it always gives bad results so that life becomes full of thorns. Its true that due to this yoga native has to face obstacles, humiliations but in some planetary conditions it also gives good or mixed results. Author has found some yoga in his experience which nullifies or minimizes the effects of Kaal Sarpa Yoga and yield good results.
Some of them are listed below.
- If Mercury is placed in its exaltation or in own sign at the same time in Kendra with respect to ascendant and moon in Kaal Sarpa Yoga affected chart, the Kaal Sarpa Yoga becomes defunct. The native gets success after hard work.
- If Kulika Kaal Sarpa Yoga is formed in Taurus ascendant, it does not give any bad effect. Sometimes it blesses the native with towering wealth.
- If Kaal Sarpa Yoga is formed in Capricorn or Aquarius ascendant, the native gets an opportunity to live in foreign land.
- In the Kaal Sarpa Yoga affected charts if Sun, Saturn are conjoined or Moon, Mercury are combined native becomes very wealthy and successful in life.
- If Mars is placed in its exaltation or in own sign at the same time in Kendra with respect to ascendant or moon in Kaal Sarpa Yoga affected chart, the native is blessed with good health, wealth and authority in life.
- If Venus is placed in its exaltation or in own sign at the same time in Kendra with respect to ascendant or moon in Kaal Sarpa Yoga affected chart, the Kaal Sarpa Yoga becomes defunct. The native is blessed with wealth, vehicles and beauty.
- Budh Aditya yoga also minimizes the bad effects of Kaal Sarpa Yoga.
- If any of the Panch Maha Purusha Yoga is present in the chart Kaal Sarpa Yoga becomes defunct.
- Rahu or ketu in own sign or exaltation sign also provide success if they form Kaal Sarpa Yoga at the same time.
- Gaj Kesari yoga also minimizes the bad effects of Kaal Sarpa Yoga.
If Rahu Ketu are present in dustana (6, 8, 12 houses) or in maraka houses Kaal Sarpa Yoga affects the health of the native and mental balance. Kaal Sarpa Yoga afflicted native should take consultation from worthy astrologer and in his guidance after performing some remedies the bad effects of this yoga can be reduced and thus life becomes happy and successful.
Some effective remedies for Kaal Sarpa Yoga are:
- Worshipping Lord Shiva.
- Performing Abhisheka on the Jyotirlinga of Tryambakeshwara and donating serpent idol made of metal.
- Recitation of Nav Naag Stotra everyday.
So, the moral is, we need not to fear with this popular yoga but after understanding the effects of this yoga we need to exercise more efforts in our life with patience and devotion. This will make the life of native successful, content and happy.