Gandharva Yoga

If the ruler of the 10th house is located in the kama-trikona (3rd, 7th, 11th houses), the ruler of the Ascendant and Jupiter are conjoined. The Sun must be exalted and strong, and the Moon must occupy the 9th house. If these conditions are met in the natal chart, Gandharva Yoga is formed.

A person will achieve outstanding results in art. They will be strong and enjoy pleasures. Always beautifully and tastefully dressed, they will be very famous and live up to 68 years.

Commentary: This yoga is called Gandharva Yoga for a reason. Gandharvas are a certain type of demigods, descriptions of which can be found in the Mahabharata, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana. They are singers and musicians. They sing their songs to please the demigods. The ancient Indian theory of music is called Gandharva Veda, which originates from these living beings. Accordingly, the carriers of this yoga will be knowledgeable in various forms of art (singing, playing musical instruments, painting, dancing).

In order for the yoga to be formed, the following conditions must be met:

  1. The ruler of the 10th house must be located in the houses of Kama (3rd, 7th, and 10th houses from the Ascendant). The ruler of the 10th house indicates the activity we engage in this life. And when the ruler of the 10th house falls in the kama-trikona, a person engages in activities for their own pleasure or the pleasure of others. Kama translates to pleasure in Sanskrit.
  2. The ruler of the Ascendant must be conjoined with Jupiter and well placed by sign and house.
  3. The Sun must be exalted and strongly placed in the house.
  4. The Moon must be in the 9th house.

When all these 4 conditions are met, a person will achieve great results in art. If only 2 out of the 4 conditions are met, the person may not have great knowledge, but an interest in art will still be present.

08/02/2021 (Madi Kumar Das)