Ruchaka Yoga

Date 12 Dec 2023

Ruchaka Yoga is created by Mars when it is located in one of the angular houses [i.e. 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th houses of the horoscope]. Results: strong physique, attractiveness, eloquence, long life, wealth, commanding position in the military.

Sri Govind Swarup Agarwal - "Vedic Astrology"

Mars gives one of the Pancha Mahapurusha Yogas - Ruchaka Yoga. Ruchaka (radiant, shining) is a commander, a general. It gives courage, strength, determination, and leadership qualities.

Basic course of Vedic astrology at Vasily Tushkin's school "Surya-Siddhanta"

A person with Ruchaka Yoga is attractive and has a good appearance. They have a pleasant face, beautiful eyebrows, dark hair, and usually a fair complexion. They have a slim waist and thin legs. This person is brave and courageous, full of strength and energy, loves adventures, and earns fame and name through them. They behave royally, always ready for a fight. They are a commander or leader of some group, love physical exertion, and defeat their opponents.

Ruchaka Yoga gives a person the ability to control themselves. Such a person respects elders, mentors, and Brahmins. They are also knowledgeable about sacred scriptures and magical spells against enemies - how to kill, capture, subdue, divide, and sow discord. They have burns, scars, and traces of surgical operations on them. They live happily until the age of seventy, and their death can occur due to fire or weapons.

Note: Ruchaka Yoga is formed when Mars dominates in the horoscope. According to its nature, Mars endows a person with superiority, making them brave. It gives them a love for adventure, which leads to physical suffering and wounds. Strong Mars represents physical strength and superiority in battle. However, it is necessary to consider the strength of Mars not only in the birth chart but also in the vargas, especially in the navamsa. If Mars is weak there, the results of the yoga will not fully manifest.

Sometimes it can be noticed that a horoscope may have one or even several Pancha Mahapurusha Yogas but go unnoticed. Therefore, in order to properly analyze these yogas, it is necessary to note some points.

  1. The planet forming the yoga should be strong, both in the birth chart (according to Shad-bala) and in the vargas. This planet will fully manifest its qualities only if it is strong. Dominant Mars represents strength and aggression, Mercury represents intelligence and virtue, Jupiter represents wisdom and eloquence, Venus represents beauty and pleasure, and Saturn represents influence on the masses and misfortunes.

2. Pancha Mahapurusha Yoga will not give results if the Sun or Moon is in conjunction with the planet forming the yoga. In this case, the planet will give favorable results only in its own dasha. This will be equivalent to canceling the Mahapurusha Yoga.

  1. Similarly, if the Sun and Moon are not in conjunction with the planet forming the yoga, then this Mahapurusha Yoga will manifest fully and bear fruit not only in its own dasha. In other words, this "flawless" Mahapurusha Yoga will manifest itself not only in the dasha of the planet forming it. This yoga will, therefore, have an influence throughout life. It is similar to Nabhasa Yoga. The presence of several such favorable yogas in the horoscope raises a person's material and professional status, regardless of the dasha.

K.S. Charak - "Yogas in Astrology"

from the book by Oleg Tolmachev "Rectification of Birth Time. Determination of Lagna"