Chapter 36 – Yoga-Karaka Planet

     
What does Yoga-Karaka mean?
 
The lord of the kona house always gives benefic result for any ascendant.  So they are called ‘yogi’ to the ascendant. There is another special benefic planet to few ascendant signs. They are called yoga-karaka planet.

Yoga-karaka planet is the one which owns a kendra and a kona house at the same time.
We have seen the concept of kendra and kona in the previous chapter. These yoga-karaka planets showers benefic results during their dasa period. 
 
Their benefic result is better than normal yogi planets. Because, if a yogi planet owns other house, it could be a malefic house also. For example, Saturn is a yogi for Virgo ascendant since it owns 5th house, but it also owns the 6th house also, which is a malefic house. So, Saturn gives mixed results.
 
Since the ascendant falls in both the kendra and kona category, the ascendant lord is always a yoga karaka for that ascendant. Apart from the ascendant lord, few other planets can also become yoga-karaka.
 
For example, for cancer ascendant, Mars owns the fifth house, a kona from ascendant and 10thhouse, a kendra from ascendant. So, Mars bestows very good results in his dasa period.

A planet owning kendra and kona can happen only for six ascendants. Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius can have a yoga-karaka other than its ascendant lord.

Taurus:
            Saturn owns the 9thhouse, a kona and 10th house, a kendra for Taurus ascendant. So Saturn becomes yoga-karaka for this ascendant. If Saturn is in exalted, own or friendly sign, then it produces raj yog to the native.
Cancer:
            Mars owns the 5th house, a kona and 10th house, a kendra for Cancer ascendant. So Mars becomes yoga-karaka for this ascendant. If Mars is in exalted, own or friendly sign, then it produces raj yog to the native.
Leo:
            Mars owns the 9th house, a kona and 4th house, a kendra for Leo ascendant. So Mars becomes yoga-karaka for this ascendant. If Mars is in exalted, own or friendly sign, then it produces raj yog to the native.
 
Libra:
Saturn owns the 5th house, a kona and 4th house, a kendra for Libra ascendant. So Saturn becomes yoga-karaka for this ascendant. If Saturn is in exalted, own or friendly sign, then it produces raj yog to the native.
 
Capricorn:
            Venus owns the 5th house, a kona and 10th house, a kendra for Capricorn ascendant. So Venus becomes yoga-karaka for this ascendant. If Venus is in exalted, own or friendly sign, then it produces raj yog to the native.
 
Aquarius:
Venus owns the 9th house, a kona and 4th house, a kendra for Aquarius ascendant. So Venus becomes yoga-karaka for this ascendant. If Venus is in exalted, own or friendly sign, then it produces raj yog to the native.
 
 
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