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Uttarakalamrta 1.4.3. Dharmakarmadhipatya Yoga

Uttarakalamrta 1.4.3. Birth in one of the following Rajayogas blesses the native with wealth and happiness:(a) Dharmesha and Karmesha occupy their own Bhavas (b) they conjoin in either of 9th or 10th Bhavas (c) they exchange Bhavas i.e., occupy each other Bhavas (d) they mutually aspect each other (paraspara drsti) (e) they conjoin with another Kendra (1L, 4L, 7L) or Kona lord (5L), (f) occupy another Kendra (1, 4, 7) or Kona (5) Bhavas. Rider: These lords should not simultaneously own Randhra or Labha, else, the yogas don’t manifest.

Kendra-Kona Rajayogas are one of the most well known principles of Jyotish. Among the Kendras, Karma is the strongest, while among the Konas, Dharma is the strongest. Hence, their lords associating in a sambandha cause the strongest of the Rajayogas. However, the associated Rider is worth noting. Among the Trishadaaya 11th is the strongest, hence most capable of nullifying the yoga. 8th being governor of the house of loss of Dharma can’t give rajayoga. Lets examine the various lagnas to understand the blemish associated with one of these Bhava lords.

  1. Mesha Lagna: Shani is blemished due to 11th lordship.
  2. Vrshabha Lagna: None is blemished.
  3. Mithuna Lagna: Shani is blemished due to 8th lordship.
  4. Karka Lagna: None is blemished.
  5. Simha Lagna: Shukra is mildly blemished due to lordship of 3rd house.
  6. Kanya Lagna: None is blemished.
  7. Tula Lagna: None is blemished.
  8. Vrschika Lagna: None is blemished.
  9. Dhanu Lagna: None is blemished.
  10. Makara Lagna: Budha is mildly blemished due to lordship of 6th house.
  11. Kumbha Lagna: Mangal is mildly blemished due to lordship of 3rd house.
  12. Meena Lagna: None is blemished.

From this, it is clear that for Shukra and Guru’s Lagnas, there there is no blemish associated with the Dharmakarmadhipatya yoga as both 9th and 10th lord are not adulterated by 8th or 11th lordship. For Mangal, Budha, one if the Lagna is seriously blemished, the Rasi that is Odd. For Shani Lagna both the Lagnas are mildly blemished. And, for the Luminaries Surya and Chandra, Chandra Lagna is free from Blemish while Surya Lagna suffer mild blemish.

So, Among the 12 Lagnas, only Mesha and Mithuna suffer serious blemish as one of the lords, Dharma or Karma suffer from the lordship of Randhra or Labha.

The type of Sambandha

The types of Sambandha or relationship between the Dharmesha and Karmesha causing Dharmakarmadhipatya Yogas are:

  1. Occupation of own Bhavas: When the 9th lord occupies the 9th and the 10th lord the 10th, although they don’t influence each other through Drsti, they nonetheless strengthen their own Bhavas, thus manifesting this beautiful yoga. There is argala sambandha, i.e., that caused by the 10th lord on the 9th lord, but that is debatable. However, lets say that the Argala Sambandha is active, it would mean that Grahas in the 8th house can interfere and block the yoga. So, the 8th house should not have any graha. If there are grahas in the 8th, the 10th should have more grahas.
  2. Conjunction: Conjunction is one of the strongest of the Sambandhas, although it is not the best (Parivartana is the best). Conjunction between naisargika Shatru causes tussles, hence not ideal. Also, for the conjunction to work, the grahas should occupy their one Rasi. Some say, they should occupy the same Bhava, however, in my opinion, the Bhava is just state of mind and can change depending on the Lagna one is born. So, it is not right to say that for two persons born in a day separated by few hours, one has Guru-Shani conjunction and another one does not have it. Since the conjunction in a Rasi does not change, this should be taken as conjunction, and not Bhava. However, for a conjunction to be effective, the Grahas should not be farther than 12 degrees, their their mutual influence is feeble.
  3. Parivartana: Parivartana is the best among the Sambandha. This happens here when Dharmesha occupies the Karma Bhava and Karmesha occupies the Dharma Bhava. In Parivartana, both grahas are bound to protect each other’s Bhava significations.
  4. Paraspara Drsti: When Two grahas aspect each other, this Sambandha is attained. Here although Purna Drsti is meant, but the partial drstis can also be taken, although their effect is bound to be lesser than purna drsti. One should note that grahas occupying 2–12, 6–8, 3–11 can’t have mutual sight. Here, one of the sight of the graha will be missing. This is because no graha can aspect 2, 12, 6, 11 positions from where it is located, hence in these places, a graha is called Blind. One sided aspect is possible here, for instance, For Karka Lagna, Mangal occupying Mesha and Guru occupying its 8th, in Vrschika. Mangal can aspect Guru but Guru can’t aspect Mangal. But, in this specific example, Guru can influence Mangal through its placement in Mangal’s Rasi, which will give some level of yoga, although feeble. Additionally, when the dispositor of two grahas is the same graha, it forms the bridge between the two grahas. For instance, Surya occupies Dhanu and Chandra Meena Rasi. Here Guru being the common dispositor between Surya and Chandra can form a bridge between them, indicating that a 3 party or an intervening person can bring together the indications of the graha, that is Surya and Chandra in this case.
  5. Conjunction with other Kendra/ Kona Lords: The Karmesha should ideally conjoin with 5th lord and the Dharmesha should conjoin with either of the lords of Lagna, 4th or 7th. The conjunction mentioned here need not be simultaneous. Just one of the conjunctions of the Dharmesha or Karmesha is sufficient to cause yoga. But the results are going to be of lesser strength compared to the conjunction, exchange or mutual aspect between the grahas.
  6. Placement in another Kendra or Kona: Like the scenario above, occupation of Karmesha should be in a Kona, while occupation of the Dharmesha should be in a Kendra. This principle works when any Kendra lord occupies a Kona or any Kona lord occupies a Kendra.

Bhava involved

  1. The Dharmakarmadhipatya yoga happening in a Susthana i.e., Kendra, Kona, Labha is highly favourable for material success i.e., wealth, authority etc.
  2. The Dharmakarmadhipatya yoga happening in a Dusthana i.e., Shatru (6th), Randhra (8th) and Vyaya (12th) can cause weakness to the yoga, however, if the grahas are aspected by Shubha grahas, Guru, Budha and Shukra, they become capable of bestowing success.
  3. The Dharmakarmadhipatya yoga happening in other houses i.e., 2nd or 3rd is also positive, but of lesser degree compared to Kendra, Kona and Labha. The 2nd house indicate involvement of people of one’s community, while 3rd house indicate self-effort in manifesting the results.
  4. The success promised by th Dharmakarmadhipatya yoga can come from one of these indications (1) natural significations of the Dharmesha and Karmesha, (2) natural significations of the Rasi occupied by them, (3) functional signification of the Bhava occupied by them, and (4) the natural or functional significations of the Grahas conjoining or aspecting them.
  5. When another graha conjoins them, the success can be attained in the matters governed by this graha. If no graha conjoin them, the significations of the aspecting graha should be taken into consideration. If none conjoin or aspect them, the significations of the Dharma and Karma lords have to be taken into consideration.
  6. Other strength rules should also be applied here, such as Combustion, Graha Yuddha, Shubha or Papa Kartari Yoga, Shubha Rasi or Vargas, Shubha or Papa drstis etc. These will modify the the results in a better or worse way depending on their influences.