Sakata Yoga? What are the Effects?


Sakata yoga is a very controversial yoga as it has many variants in different classical texts. According to Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra, Shakat yoga occurs when all the planets are in the Ascendant/Lagna/1st house and in the 7th house. This will be a very very rare occasion when all the planets come in these 2 houses.

What is the meaning of Sakata

In Sanskrit, Sakata means cart or carriage. In ancient times, people used to travel by these and the roads were not finely tarred like present times. So, the cart ride was never comfortable the road has a lot of potholes and had to go through pebbles and rocks. Aching all the joints in the body. It was the same for the king as well. Likewise, the people with this yoga will have a rough journey, in their life enduring all the uphills and downhills. Remember here, the King also had the same kind of journey even though he was traveling in his chariot. 




In Phaldipika Page no:69, Ranjan Publications, It says” The Moon in the 12th, 8th or 6th house from Jupiter causes Shakat Yoga” The Shakat yoga is canceled when the Moon is in the Kendra from Lagna/Ascendant/1st house. Jataka Parijata also has the same view about Sakata yoga.

I haven’t seen a chart with all the planets are in 1st and 7th axis. If any of my readers have this chart, then please mail me. 

There are so many famous personalities with Sakata yoga.

This chart belongs to Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru . We all know that he was not a poor man. Here there is a saving factor, Jupiter is in its own sign. Moon too, so the intensity of this yoga is canceled. 

One thing I have noticed in my astrology research, ie, any dosha connected with Moon actually indicates psychological disorders or mental stress not amounting to a psychiatric disorder, not amounting to a medical issue. However, in ancient texts, dosha is basically shown as poverty and wickedness. Any dosha where Moon is involved is actually showing weak or a mind that cannot think rationally and thus cause issues.

The Moon indicates the mind, emotions, sleep, comfort, happiness, peace, nourishment, intelligence, and so many things connected towards mental stability. When Moon has a dosha, then whatever connected to the Moon gets a negative influence. Another factor connected to Moon is prestige and humiliation. 

Amalkriti yoga, or Amala yoga, which indicates long-lasting reputation takes place when10th house from the ascendant or from the Moon is occupied by a benefic planet. So, Moon has a lot of connection to reputation, self-confidence, and image.

We all know that Pt. Nehru had a lot of ill images and there are controversial opinions that he had water-borne diseases. Moon also indicates water. 

So, more than financial issues, I can see the lack of peace through this yoga. 

There is another yoga called Chandra adhiyoga which assures fame and name. The condition for this yoga is Adhi Yoga is caused when Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus are placed in the 6th, 7th, and 8th houses from the Lagna or the Ascendant (the first house) or the Moon.

  In this yoga, the 12th house is not included. 

People think Jupiter’s connection to Moon is always good as it forms Gajkesri yoga when Jupiter and Moon are in conjunction or kendras to each other. However, the condition of both planets can reverse the quality of Gajakaseri yoga. It can be a bad yoga when the planets are either retrograde/debilitated or combust. Yoga can be bad also when they are in negative signs or negative houses. As far as I have seen, the Moon’s connection with Jupiter makes the people be very unrealistic and impractical.

So in Sakata yoga , Jupiter, which indicates blessings, dharma, money, wisdom, position, will get a negative impact and that will make the person take wrong decisions as Moon is also not influenced in a good way. It will not directly reflect on your finances, and you won’t die like a beggar. However, this Shakat yoga can force you to take wrong decisions in money management, relationships and you can have difficulty in having a righteous life. That can bring damage to your reputation. 

So, if you have Sakata yoga, then it’s good to have a personal finance manager, then you should be humble to your elders and you should have a daily prayer to keep your mind focussed. Otherwise, the connection to Jupiter, the planet for unrealistic thoughts will force you to take up the wrong decisions. These things will help you overcome the challenges of Sakata Yoga. 

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