Astrologically, yoga refers to the planetary combinations and their special results, which affect the life of an individual. In traditional Indian ephemeris, known as Panchangam, yoga is also the name of a particular division of time, which are 27 in number. This time-division is different from the asterisms, which are also 27 in number.
Find below a list of such yogas arranged in alphabetical order for your convenience.
An auspicious planetary combination formed by benefices in the 6th, 7th and 8th houses from the Moon sign while Mercury is not combust and Jupiter does not form Sakata yoga. It makes an individual polite, trustworthy, affluent and capable of defeating his adversaries.
AKHAND SAMRAJYA YOGA
A planetary combination producing a long life of affluence formed by Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius or Taurus as Ascendant, making Jupiter rule either the 5th or the 11th house in a natal chart.
An auspicious planetary combination formed in two ways,(1) all cardinal houses occupied by all malefic, or by all benefices. Here, the native owns landed property and real estate, and in the latter case, he becomes rich and affluent; (2) Sun in Aries or in Leo occupies the Ascendant, or any other cardinal or trine house while Moon is in exaltation or in its own sign, i.e., in Cancer or Taurus, and Jupiter and Venus occupy the 8th or 12th house in the natal chart. This yoga nullifies all evils in the horoscope.
A planetary combination formed by the lord of the 7th house placed in the 9th house, and the lord of the 9th in the 7th house while both these planets are strong. It bestows to the native long arms, big eyes, knowledge of law and religious scriptures. His wife is faithful to him and he leads a pure and moral life.
A planet other than the Sun occupying the 12th house from the Moon constitutes Anapha yoga. Mars in this position makes the person powerful, self-controlled and a leader of persons engaged in undesirable activities. Mercury makes him proficient in oratory, and absorbing conversations, and skilled in social arts. Jupiter makes the native a serious-minded, righteous person spending money on charity. Venus makes the person a womanizer yet respected by persons in authority. Saturn leads to disenchantment, and the nodes, to perversity. The Moon under the yoga bestows well-formed organs, good manners and self-respect.
ARA SAURI YOGA
Planetary combination between Saturn and Mars. It produces serious afflictions.
A planetary combination under which all planets occupy consecutive houses leaving the intervening cardinal houses vacant. The individual under this combination is happy, handsome, and is provided with much ornaments, gems and jewels.
Planetary combinations producing misfortune. These combinations nullify auspicious results and produce hardships. Some of these combinations are:
(i) Malefic associated with the 6th, 8th and 12th houses or their lords; (ii) Malefic aspects on a weak Moon (iii) Sun, Mars, and Saturn in the 5th house (iv) Mars, Saturn, or Sun in the 8th house (v) malefic aspect on weak Ascendant lord, Sun or Moon (vi) Sun, Mars, Rahu and Saturn in Ascendant (vii) exchange of signs between Jupiter and Mars (viii) Mars and Saturn in the 2nd house while Rahu occupies the 3rd house (ix) Rahu in the 4th, and Moon in the 6th or 8th house x) Mars in the 7th, Venus in the 8th and Sun in the 9th house (xi) Malefic in the 7th and 12th houses (xii) Jupiter, Sun, Rahu and Mars occupy signs of malefic Planets while Venus is in the 7th house (xiii) lord of Ascendant associated with a malefic or flanked by two malefics, and a malefic positioned in the 7th house (xiv) Saturn in the 8th house, Moon in Ascendant, or Venus and Moon in the 6th or 8th House (xv) Moon and Mercury in the 6th or 8th house.
ASHTA LAKSHMI YOGA
When Rahu is in 6th and Jupiter in Kendra this is formed. Wealthy condition and happiness is seen.
A planetary combination formed by (i) the Ascendant occupying a cardinal Sign,and Venus and Jupiter in 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th houses, and (iii) Saturn in exaltation. The combination bestows spiritual blessings uplifting the individual’s mind and heart enabling him to attain mystic awareness and inner wisdom. He becomes an erudite and deep student of religious and esoteric literature with psychic susceptibilities. The combination also bestows high status in society, renown for meritorious deeds and pilgrimages to religious and historical places.
A planetary combination under which all benefices are located in the 1st and 7th houses in a natal chart. It makes the individual good-natured and lucky during the whole of his life.
One of the five combinations under Pancha Mahapurushayoga. Mercury in exaltation or in its own sign occupying a cardinal house either from Ascendant or from the Moon produces Bhadrayoga. The combination produces gracious behavior.
Another kind of Bhadrayoga is formed by the Moon and Jupiter placed in the 2nd house, the lord of the 2nd house in the 11th house, and the Ascendant lord associated with benefices. The combination makes the person learned, intelligent, capable of understanding the feelings of others. He is skilled in many arts.
A planetary combination formed by Mercury placed in the 2nd from Sun, Moon 11th from Mercury, and Jupiter in a trine house from the Moon.
A person born under this combination is courageous, powerful, learned, has deep knowledge of religious scriptures, mathematics and classical music.
A planetary combination formed by Moon in the 10th house, the navamsa lord of Moon in exaltation, and the lord of the 9th house associated with the lord of the 2nd house. This combination makes a person rich, respected and learned. He may be renowned as a botanist and a collector of artifacts.
The planetary combination which is formed in 3 ways: (i) all planets occupy the Ascendant, in the 2nd, 7th, and 10th houses (ii) Venus and the lord of Ascendant are placed in a cardinal house from the Ascendant, and the lord of the 9th house is strong (iii) Venus and the lord of Ascendant and Jupiter are in mutual angles and the lord of the 9th house is strong. All these combinations make the individual learned in scientific subjects, practical in mundane affairs, and well provided with wealth and luxuries of life.
A planetary combination formed by the lord of the 5th or 9th house from the sign where the Navamsa lord of Rahu is posited occupying its own sign and expected by Mars. The combination makes the individual born under it victorious in warfare and bestows on him high military status.
A planetary combination formed by Rahu in the 10th,lord of the 10th house in Ascendant, and Ascendant lord in the 9th house. It makes the individual the administrator of a region. He commands an army and is very respected. Alternatively, all planets in odd houses beginning with Ascendant also produce Chakra Yoga. It bestows high social status to the individual.
A planetary combination in which the Ascendant lord in exaltation is placed in a cardinal house aspected by Jupiter. Alternatively, if two benefices occupy the Ascendant, the 7th, 9th or 10th houses, Chamar Yoga is formed. It makes the individual wise, philosophical and a good orator. Such an individual is generally born in a royal family.
A planetary combination constituted by an exalted planet in ascendant expected by Mars, while the lord of the 9th house is placed in the 3rd house. It makes the individual administer, an adviser, or the commander of an army. The individual is courageous and lives for more than six decades.
CHANDRA MANGALA YOGA
When Mars is in 7th or in combination with Moon, this yoga is formed. This indicates more landed properties, reputation, and wealth for the native. Restlessness and worry is also there.
A planetary combination in which the Ascendant is occupied by the lord of the sign in which the 9th lord is also placed while Mars is posited in the 5th house. Persons born under it are powerful, attain a high social status in life but do not have male issues.
It is a planetary combination in which all planets occupy the 10th to the 4th houses. Persons born under it are expert thieves, and are socially despised. Chapa Yoga is also formed if the Sun is in Aquarius, Mars in Aries, and Jupiter in its own sign, which makes the individual a globetrotter.
A planetary combination formed by Jupiter in a cardinal house from the sign occupied by the lord of the 9th house, Venus in a cardinal house in respect of the sign occupied by the lord of the 11th house, and the Ascendant lord and the lord of the 10th house themselves placed in the cardinal houses. This combination makes the individual erudite and successful in his undertakings and much respected. He is well provided with material possessions and lives a very long life.
An auspicious planetary combination formed by all planets, benefices as well as malefics, occupying cardinal houses. It bestows wealth, affluence, and high status in life. Such a person becomes famous even after death.
A planetary combination formed by all planets situated in the first seven houses of the chart. It makes the individual very happy from the beginning of his life till the very end.