Rahu and Ketu Illustration
Rahu & Ketu are north and south nodes
Brief Intro on Kaal Sarp Yog
Kaal Sarp Yoga is indeed a great misconception introduced in astrology. Most of the ancient literature on astrology never mentioned about Kaal Sarp Dosha. Of course as a subject evolves and there is research done a few new concepts are bound to rise up but certainly concepts like Kaal Sarp Yoga are hard to fathom. Essentially Kaal Sarpa Dosha is a dosha or fault in horoscope which rises when all the 7 planets namely Surya, Chandra, Mangal, Budh, Guru, Shukra and Shani are located on one side of Rahu and Ketu. So if Rahu is in Mithuna and Ketu in Dhana Rashi and if Surya to Shani are located between Mithuna and Dhana Rashi then you have Kaal Sarpa Dosha. Astrologers say Rahu is head of Serpent while Ketu is tail of a serpant and location on one side allows Rahu and Ketu to negate the effects of all those powerful seven grahas. Truth couldn't be further off.
Truth about Kaal Sarpa Yoga
To put weight behind my theory first the fact that Rahu and Ketu are not planets according to Astronomy and even Astrology mentions them as Chayya Grahas or Shadow Planets. But since ancient texts do point to a demon called Rahu whose head got severed by Lord Vishnu we would do injustice to Rahu and Ketu if we do not consider them in Vedic Astrology. But an important question is can these two shadow planets really block out the effects of seven powerful grahas. In Vedic Astrology it is definitely true that Rahu and Ketu both affect the house where they reside and Rahu in addition also affects the houses it cast drishti/aspect on namely 5th house, 7th house and 9th house. But it would be foolhardy to say Rahu and Ketu can control whole life of an individual just by having seven planets in between the rashi's where they reside. I've come across various horoscopes with the supposed Kaal Sarpa Dosham but I've yet to come across any horoscope whose life is a miserable hell due to Kaal Sarpa Dosha compared to other hell yogas like Vish Yoga, Kemdruma Yoga, Planets in Dushamsthanas or Shraapit Yoga. I admit progress of natives is stalled due to the supposed Kaal Sarpa Dosham but natives have risen to good positions with time. Lets bifuricate Kaal Sarpa Dosha further.
Understand Before Fearing Unnecessarily
One of the most important thing to note is Kaal Sarpa Yoga has all planets on one side of horoscope if Rahu is counted as lagna and Ketu as 7th house. What that means is there are less chances of aspects as most grahas cast a drishti on 7th house from themselves. There is a far greater chance of planets improving with time as long as there is no aspect involved. Long story short the supposed Kaal Sarp Dosha gives the best chance to improving a grahas/planets condition in rashi as long as Rahu is not a co-tenant. If you look at the other articles on Kaal Sarpa Yoga they are sure to give you indications that conditions improve after certain time for Kaal Sarp Yoga natives. What they don't tell you is conditions improve not due to Kaal Sarp Yoga but cause grahas mature and learn the art of co-existence if placed in same rashi, that grahas learn to turn adversity into opportunity and weakness into strengths with time. But the essential part is it takes time and by time I mean mid-life for grahas to learn art of co-existence. Whether you now believe in Kaal Sarpa Dosha is upto you. But do remember the important part that individuals with supposed Kaal Sarpa Dosha do get improvement in life with a period of time. So there is no need for the fake poojas to negate the effect of Kaal Sarpa Dosha as it won't really do you any good. No need to pour milk on Vasuki or Shiva Lingam. I am not against poojas but I believe that Lord Shiva would be more happy to see milk being given to a poor/hungry soul be it human who cannot afford it or an animal who is hungry. After all Shiva and Jeeva (Living Being) are one and the same and Shiva resides in all Jeevas (Living Beings). So please the Jeevas and you automatically please the Shiva aka God. No planet in this solar system or all the various universes is more powerful then Shiva (Almighty God).
Research It To Remove Doubts
Those who are student of astrology should try looking at various horoscopes with or without Kaal Sarpa Yoga. If there is Rahu in co-existence with a particular graha or many grahas then none of them improve with time. In similar manner those with aspects by Shani and Rahu also don't improve much with time. But those planets without aspect of Shani/Rahu and Rahu as co-tenant are sure to improve over time irrelevant of Kaap Sarp Yoga or any other yoga present in horoscope.
This article was not meant to offend anyone. I apologize as it maybe against a few people's school of thought. But as Jyotishi evolves so should the ideas associated with it. Do comment if you have any queries regarding this article.
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