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I believe Laal Sarpa Dosha applies if all the planets are hemmed between Rahu and Ketu. If only Moon is out of the Rahu-Ketu axis , do the dosha still apply??

Rahu is in Pisces while Moon is in Aquarius and all the other planets are between Rahu-Ketu.

Some say there is a partial doshe.

Please clarify.


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Any planet or Ascendent is outside the axis of Rahu-Ketu even by few seconds there is no Kala Sarpa Yoga/dosha. Hence not to be afraid. Even if all are with in the axis giving rise to this yoga/dosha it effects only the house where Rahu is situated. Generally it gives a chronic health problem related to the house and can be serious at a particular period. Some may live long with timely care.

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KalSarp Yoga


Rahu and Ketu are two modes of Moon and they are regarded as full-fledged planets in Astrology. They are considered as most dreaded planets. Rahu is the Dragon’s head and Ketu as Dragon’s tail. Both of them form a malefic yoga, known as Kal-Sarp Yoga. In Astrology, this Yoga is supposed to have direct impact on the following events :

- It causes deterioration of health and reduces longevity.

- It causes imprisonment or serious accident.

- It causes separation, divorce and marital discord.

- It causes poverty and destruction of wealth.

- It causes destruction of business and loss of job.

- It causes destruction of kingdoms and rulers.

- It causes downfall of most powerful persons in politics.

Formation of Kalsarp Yoga :

- All the planets should be within the orbit of Rahu and Ketu.

- Rahu should be at the upper end and ketu at the lower end.

- There is no planet outside the arch.

- That there is no planet conjuncting with Rahu or Ketu.

- That all the seven planets should face Rahu,which is always retrograde.

Impact of Kal-Sarp Yoga :

- Rahu in first house and Ketu in 7th house: Downfall, loss of position and reputation, mishappening, marital discord, loss of wife and children.

- Rahu in second house and Ketu in 8th house : Reduction in wealth and health causes poverty, worries defects in body and lot of travelling.

- Rahu in 3rd house and Ketu in 9th house : Involved in criminal activities, unpopular, waste energy and wealth, selfish, accident prone and paralysis is possible.

- Rahu in 4th house and Ketu in 10th house : Loss of property, disappoint-ment, loss of job and business, unhappiness, sarpdosha unhappy and unsettled life.

- Rahu in 5th and Ketu in 11th house : Heavy losses in litigation, failure in love affair, loss of children and betrayal by friends.

- Rahu in 6th house and Ketu in 12th house : imprisonment, secret enemies, bad health and serious sickness and set backs in married life.

Note : The impact is more severe if Rahu has support of Sun and Saturn.

Duration of Kal-Sarpn Yoga :

- Rahu in 1st house: upto 27 years of age.

- Rahu in 2nd house: upto 33 years of age.

- Rahu in 3rd house: upto 36 years of age.

- Rahu in 4th house: upto 42 years of age.

- Rahu in 5th house: upto 48 years of age.

- Rahu in 6th house: upto 54 years of age.

Notes :

- It causes malefic impact on houses occupied by Rahu and Ketu.

- It causes malefic impact on houses aspected by Rahu and ketu.

- It spoils the benefic planets joining with Rahu and Ketu.

- It causes severe hardship when related with Sun and Saturn or the lords of the houses occupied by Sun, Saturn,Rahu and Ketu.

- Its impact will be clearly noticed during periods and interperiods of Rahu and Ketu.

- Its impact is more severe when Rahu/Ketu are in 1,5 or 9th position from themselves or Sun, Mars and Saturn.

- Sometimes it pushes a man to great heights.

- Sometimes it gives benefic results, when Rahu/Ketu are aspected by benefic planets, specially Jupiter or Venus.

- Ketu is always 180 degrees from the longitude of Rahu

- In case Uranus, Neptune or Pluto are outside the arch of Rahu and Ketu, no Kal-Sarp Yoga is formed.

- Ketu’s aspect is less malefic than Rahu

- Raja Yogas in the chart are more effective than Kal-Sarp Yoga

- This Yoga causes great harm to th4e family, society and nation through the person who has Kal-Sarp Yoga

- This Yoga plays important role in Mundane Astrology

- Rahu joining ninth Mars in any chart create criminals or suicide or serious accident or murder

- Rahu and Saturn joining in any house destroy the 7th house, the house opposite them

- Rahu in transit creating relations with Jupiter or Venus gives benefic results

- Ketu moving over any planet is evil for the significations of the concerned house

- Rahu and Ketu generally behaves like lord of the sign occupied by them or the planet conjuncting with them.

- If Ascendant is outside the arch of Kal-Sarp Yoga, the malefic impact is reduced.

- The dispositors of Rahu and Ketu also play important role in determining the benefic or malefic impact.

- Rahu in 3rd or 6th house in Aries, Taurus or Cancer sign does not give malefic results. It is benefic and gives benefic results.

- Rahu in 10th house or aspecting 10th house and its lord along with Sun and Saturn destroy the native’s career. In case of 7th house separation and divorce id possible

- Rahu and Mars in 3rd house causes accident and damages to life.




- Rahu + Mars + Sat in ascendant: Dangerous personality.


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Dear all


A simple analysis to identify the same.


Let me clarify.


First of all, check the following conditions.

1) All planets between Rahu and Ketu

2) No planet is with Rahu

3) No planet is with Ketu

4) No planet in the Lagna

5) No planet in the 7th house


If any of the conditions above are not met, the chart does not


either KSY or KAY. (Kal sarp Yoga, Kal amrita yoga)


If ALL of these conditions are met, the next step is to see which


the yogas it is, KSY or KAY. The process for that is, as I



1) Start from Rahu

2) Traverse the chart in the zodiacal direction. This is the


direction that the planets move in, and goes from Aries to Taurus


Gemini to Cancer etc.

3.a)If the next entity encountered is Ketu, this means


all the planets are between Ketu and Rahu. This is Kala Sarpa Yoga.

3.b)If the next entity encountered is a planet other than

Ketu, this means that the planets are all between Rahu and Ketu.

this is kalamrita yoga.


My visual crutch for remembering this is to visualize planets


towards either Rahu or Ketu. If there are all hurling towards


the native is veering towards Rahu's materialism, which makes it

Kala Sarpa yoga, since Rahu represents the Sarpa, or poison. On


other hand, if the planets are all moving towards Ketu, it is Kala

Amrita yoga, since Ketu represents Moksha or Amrita.


My outline above is based on the progression of the planets, but


get the same result if you consider the movement of Ra and Ke


1) Start from Rahu again

2) Traverse the direction that Rahu (and Ketu) move in, i.e. go in

the anti-zodiacal direction. This means if you start from Aries,


to Pisces, Aquarius etc.

3.a) If you encounter a planet other than ketu, this means that


planet is being "swallowed up" by Rahu in its progression - again

indicating Kala Sarpa yogam.

3.b) If the first planet you encounter is Ketu, and then you

encounter the other planets, this means that Ketu is "swallowing


the other planets in its movement, i.e. the desire for Moksha is

comsuming the indications of all other planets, and the native


eventually reach Moksha. This is Kal








I go by this method , others may have their own measures, Just as i believe 3rd lord as badhaks for fixed lagna, Its my point of veiw and whatever i say is not gospel, but i have reason of my beliefs some can be explained and some just cant, i have explained the badhak principle as regards the Ksy , the yardstick i apply is a word of mouth theory of my guru passed on to him by his guru and so on.






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