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Kemadrum Yoga

topic posted Fri, January 25, 2013 - 9:47 PM by  jagannath rao
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Kemadruma yoga is a dreaded yoga that is said to turn the fortunes drastically from riches to rags. This yoga arises when there are no planets on either side of the moon. The commonly accepted version of this yoga is the absence of any planets – the sun and thenodes are excluded in the reckoning – on the adjacent signs to the moon. According to Mantreshwara, “One born under the Kemadruma yoga, even if he belongs to the royal family will become unknown and lead a miserable life.” Varahamihira adds that a person born under Kemadruma, “although he may take his birth in a royal family, will be dirty,sorrowful, doing work against his caste, poor, dependent and roguish” Almost all ancient writers have recorded this kind of effect for this yoga.Though this yoga seems to be applicable to those born royal and rich, the real import is that this yoga does not spare anyone. Commenting on this yoga (verse 6 in chapter 13 of Brihad Jataka), Prof B. Suryanarain Rao points out that the emphasis given by Varahamihira to persons born ‘even’ in royal families, shows that ordinary people are not spared and that they will also undergo sufferings given by this yoga. This yoga is a cause of concern because there are chances of nearly 50% of the people being born with no planets on either side of the moon. Though life is not a bed of roses for anyone, it will add to our understanding of troubled periods if we know the role played by Kemadruma yoga in giving thorn-pricks to people. In this article, let us examine the combinations for kemadruma yoga as given by different authors and how it is manifest in the life of the rich and the ordinary.
What is Kemadruma yoga?

This is one of the Chandra yogas and the only Chandra yoga that is harmful. Let us see some of the versions of Kemadruma yoga.

When planets other than the sun and the nodes are present before or / and after the moon, that is, in the 2ndor 12th house or in both the 2nd and 12th houses to the moon, three types of auspicious yogas are formed namely Sunapha, Anapha and Durudhara. The absence of these yogas (planets) causes Kemadruma yoga.

Prithuyasas says in Horasara that even if the three auspicious yogas of the moon are present, the auspiciousness will not arise from these yogas if the moon is waning.\ Kemadruma yoga

This is one of the Chandra yogas and the only Chandra yoga that is harmful. Let us seesome of the versions of Kemadruma yoga.
When planets other than the sun and the nodes are present before or / and after the moon, that is, in the 2nd or 12th house or in both the 2nd and 12th houses to the moon, three types of auspicious yogas are formed namely Sunapha, Anapha andDurudhara. The absence of these yogas (planets) causes Kemadruma yoga.

Prithuyasas
says in Horasara that even if the three auspicious yogas of the moonare present, the auspiciousness will not arise from these yogas if the moon iswaning.
According to him, Kemadruma yoga arises if there are no planets in the kendrasto the moon and the lagna, even if the three (above mentioned) yogas are present.This means he does not consider the absence of planets on either side of the moonas the essential condition for the rise of this yoga. The most importantrequirement is to have planets in kendras to nullify the manifestation of this yoga.

According to
Saravali
, this yoga arises when none of the three auspicious yogasare present or there are no planets in Kendras to the moon or if the moon isunaspected by any planet. Here again we find an emphasis to some kind of connection of planets with the moon by association or aspect to upset themanifestation of kemadruma yoga.

Jataka Parijatha
gives a few more combinations for the manifestation of thisyoga. According to this text, if moon in the lagna or in the 7
th
is not aspected byJupiter, Kemadruma arises.

If all the planets are devoid of strength and if there are fewer points in theAshtakavarga in the sign occupied by the moon, this yoga arises.

If the moon is accompanied with a malefic or is present in a malefic’s house in therasi or in the Navamsa and is aspected by the 10
th
lord, this yoga rises.

If moon is in debility and the birth is in night time or if the moon is associatedwith a debilitated planet and is aspected by the 9
th
lord, this yoga arises.

Jataka Parijatha talks about another combination also – completely different froma yoga of the moon – for this kemadruma to manifest. As per this, Venus andSaturn in falling degrees or in inimical positions or in mutual aspects in inimical positions cause this yoga whereby even a king will become a pauper. This is intune with another notion that when both Saturn and Venus are powerful – by being placed in exalted or own houses, then also it is not good. In such cases, oneof these planets in the sub period of the main period of the other planet will makeeven a wealthy person, very poor.
The exceptions to Kemadruma.
Kemadruma effect will not manifest

If Venus is in Kendra to moon and is aspected by Jupiter.

If there are benefics in Kendra to the moon or to the lagna.

if moon is associated with an auspicious planet and is aspected by Jupiter.

If moon is exalted or in own house and aspected by Jupiter


If moon is in a friendly Navamsa

If it is full moon occupying the lagna

If moon is exalted and that happens to be the 10
th
house (for Leo ascendant)

If moon is in own house or in exaltation in Navamsa or aspected by Jupiter in Navamsa.
The result of kemadruma
All ancient writers have said that kemadruma nullifies all the other Raja yogas in ahoroscope. This causes a drastic reversal of fortunes whereby it is said that a prince will become a pauper. For this to happen, the moon must be devoid of whatever exceptions we have said above. In today’s world of free market andcapitalistic societies and sudden fluctuations in stock market affecting many industriesglobally, this yoga gains importance for its potency to cause drastic reverses toindividuals.Today there are no kings, but many people enjoy the comforts of life and earn enough tolead a minimum comfortable life. We have to see if a kemadruma yogaaffects such people. We have to also analyze whether the yoga becomes null whenexceptions are found in the horoscope, thereby sparing the native of any drasticreversal of fortunes. In this article I have given some insights got from the many casestudies of kemadruma yoga.Some of these insights are as follows:-

It is rare to come across a 100% kemadruma yoga fulfilling all the conditionsabove.

Complete reversal of material prospects is found despite exceptions when other malefic yogas are found. A prominent example is that of Ramalinga Raju, theowner of Satyam computers. (Details given below)

Even if exceptions are found, people suffer in the respective periods when moonis devoid of planets on both the sides. In other words, a lonely moon is definitelya cause of concern.

The suffering need not always be about loss of wealth. True to its significance, thelonely moon causes mental suffering with respect to the significance of the housewith which it is associated.

The lonely moon, the planetary lord of the star occupied by moon, the other planets occupying such a planetary lord’s asterism, planets in the asterisms of moon are capable causing the ill effects of kemadruma yoga during their periodsor sub-periods.

It must also be checked if the lonely moon happens to be the cuspal sub lord of any bhava. The significance of such bhava will also suffer the impact of kemadruma yoga.

It is also known from cases studies that the presence of Kalpadruma yoga or Parijatha yoga largely reduces the impact of Kemadruma yoga. So while examining a chart for kemadruma, a remedial in the form of Kalpadruma must also be checked. The other exceptions must be checked to ensure limited impactof Kemadruma.

A popular example for this last point is Mahatma Gandhi.
He had a lone moon in the 10th accompanied with Rahu. But exceptions to Kemadrumaare there in his horoscope with benefics in moon’s Kendras.
Moon also happens to be the10th lord positioned in the 10th. Moon is the sub-lord of the 5th cusp. In addition, he had Kalpadruma yoga which made him like a king. In spite of all these remedial, we can see the bad times happening in the sub periods of moon and related planets. Let see us take alook at his chart.Moon is in the asterism of the 12th lord mercury.

We have to see other planets in theasterism of moon and mercury. They are sun and ketu (in moon’s asterism) and saturn (inmercury’s asterism) and Rahu (in whose star, mercury is posited). So the periods of moon, mercury, sun, ketu, rahu and Saturn will have the impact of kemadruma to someextent because the kalpadruma and other exceptions safeguarded the native to a larger extent.

Gandhiji had moon dasa from 1905 to 1915 during which time he experienced repression from the South African government. He was still an unknown entity to outside world during this dasa. He rose to prominence only after this dasa ended. After the end of moondasa he came back to India and launched his tirade against the British. The main period of moon prepared him for his agenda because mercury as the 9th lord (Moon in Aslesha), prepared him for the dharmic war.

The exceptions to kemadruma in tandem with kalpadruma did not dent his image as a king or supreme man. But moon dasa as such, did not propel him to that status. That status came to him after the end of moon dasa. That ist he limited way, a lone moon could react.However if we look at the sufferings he had in the course of his karma (10th housesignificance), they have happened in the sub-periods of moon or mercury. He was arrested for Civil disobedience movement in Mars- moon period. In Rahu –Rahu period(Mercury in Rahu’s star), he was released from prison to undergo appendicitis operation.His wife died in Jupiter –Saturn period
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