In Vedic astrology (much like in Western Astrology), the intrinsic nature of a person, as well as their general fate, is decided by a few factors: birth date (called tithi), day sign (called vaar), and the moon sign (called rashi). But in Vedic astrology, we take into account a fourth factor, one that can greatly shape the way a person acts and can even affect world events. This factor is the Yoga.
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What are Yogas?
Like we’ve mentioned before, Yogas refer to the specific positions, alignments, and relations of the planets, houses, and other signs to one another and each other. The influence of a Yoga can either be benefic or malefic, depending on a number of complex factors.
While the influence of the cosmos on a person’s life and personality are decided by a very complex system that takes into account every particular aspect of a person’s birth chart, it’s the Yogas that have the most powerful, albeit hard to understand, influence. It is best to consult with a certified Vedic astrologer when it comes to matters pertaining to Yogas, particularly auspicious Yogas and Doshas.
What is Siddha Yoga?
The Siddha Yoga in Vedic Astrology is a type of Yoga that is generally formed by the combination of a person’s tithi and a weekday. There are several combinations can form a Siddha Yoga, but the most common ones are:
- The combination of a Nanda Tithi (that is, a Tithi ruled by Mars, such as Pratipada, Shashthi, and/or Ekadashi) and a Friday. Considered to be the most auspicious combination and the one that can form the most powerful and most beneficial Siddha Yoga.
- The combination of a Jaya Tithi (that is, a Tithi ruled by Jupiter, or Akash, such as the 3rd tithi, 8th tithi, or the 13th tithi) and a Tuesday. Also considered to be a very auspicious combination that can form a strong Siddha Yoga
- The combination of a Bhadra Tithi (that is, a Tithi ruled by Earth, such as 2nd tithi, 7th tithi, or the 12th tithi) and a Wednesday.
- The combination of a Purna Tithi (that is, a Tithi ruled by Vayu, such as the 5th tithi, the 10th tithi, and New and Full moon days) and a Thursday.
- The combination of a Rikta Tithi (that is, a Tithi ruled by Water, such as the 4th tithi, 9th tithi, or the 14th tithi) and a Saturday.
Siddha Yoga is considered special because it is the intersection of a specific star, day, moon, and birth signs that are in favor with one another, thus creating a powerful cosmic symbol that magnifies each of the Yogas beneficial aspect.
In this regard, many people consider the Siddha Yoga to be the best time to start a new project or implement a plan that they’ve been thinking about for a long time, especially if these plans and projects have a result that will benefit their community. By performing these during Siddha Yoga, people can maximize the results of their desires.
Natives of this sign, that is, people born during Siddha Yoga, are known to see instant results when it comes to profitable works. But beyond that, Siddha Yoga natives are considered to be extremely talented and highly well-rounded individuals. Siddha Yoga natives will find that they are good at basically any endeavor they seek out, honing and creating their talents continuously throughout their life.
Siddha Yoga natives are also known to be kind, sincere, and dedicated. These qualities are reflected in the way they present themselves: Siddha Yoga natives are known to always be presentable, not to mention have beautiful physical appearances.
People born under Siddha Yoga will find it easy to be charitable to the poor and the disenfranchised. This kindness does not go unnoticed by the universe, and the Siddha Yoga will see that their innately good nature will allow them to lead a long life that is bountiful, virtuous, and overall happy.
Other Auspicious Yogas
Siddha Yoga is one of the most auspicious Yogas in Vedic Astrology; as such, many people plan the completion of activities, the start of projects, even the birth of their children, around Siddha Yoga in an effort to maximize their good fortunes. However, there are other auspicious Yogas:
Ayushman Yoga natives are known for their longevity and their love of the arts, particularly music and poetry. These natives are known for attracting both money and power, making it easy for them to overcome adversity with swiftness and aggression. Plans or projects started during Ayushman Yoga will be blessed with the same fortitude.
On the other hand, Dhitri Yoga natives are a much calmer, more patient version than the Ayushman Yoga natives. The Dhitri Yoga native prefers to take their time and plan out their actions, relying on wisdom and patience rather than quick action. Plans and projects started during Dhitri Yoga might not come to fruition in the same time as those done Ayushman Yoga, but the results might be more fruitful.
Another auspicious Yoga, the Preeti Yoga is said to increase the chances of success of projects and plans that involve convincing people. This is because natives of this Yoga are known for being shrewd, cunning, and very charming, which is why a day under Preeti Yoga will reflect the same kind of energy.
Saubhagya Yoga natives are known for being lucky, which is why people choose to start plans or projects that involve uncertainty and luck as major factors during this Yoga. It’s also a great time start dating; Saubhagya Yoga natives are known to be extremely attractive, and are able to charm both sexes with their luck and innate talents.
Natives of this Yoga are known to be virtuous, diligent, and strong. People choose to embark on tasks involving parenting during Shobhan Yoga because they believe that the Yoga’s energy will influence their children to be virtuous and diligent as well.
One of the most spiritual Yogas, the Shool Yoga is the perfect time for people to perform devotions to the Gods or worship at the temple. Shool Yoga natives also inherit this spirituality and are more likely to become gurus or teachers. The Shool Yoga native is also adept at performing Yajnas (that is, rituals or sacrifices that one performs in front of a holy fire), thus making their prayers very powerful. In fact, many people seek out Shool Yoga natives to intercede for them and their prayers.
Although the Vishkumbha Yoga is generally thought of to be an inauspicious Yoga that brings hardships, natives of this Yoga are the exact opposite: they are lucky, good with money, charming, and a magnet for material pleasures.