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Hamsa Yoga – Very Good Planetary Combination in Hindu Astrology


Hamsa Yoga is an important planetary combination in predictive astrology. Hamsa yoga occurs when planet Guru (Jupiter) occupies a Kendra (quadrant) house from lagna, the ascendant or the first house in the natal chart, which must be in its own or mulatrikona or exalted sign. Since Jupiter owns two sings, Sagittarius and Pisces, it attains mulatrikona in Sagittarius but exaltation in Cancer; and its presence in these signs must be in a Kendra. First, fourth, seventh or tenth house in the natal chart from the lagna constitutes the celebrated Hamsa yoga.

The classical text states that a person having Hamsa yoga will be virtuous, wealthy, happy, honored by king, devoted to gods, preceptors, teachers and learned people. He will have sweet voice, will be handsome and will live a long life. Besides he will be liberal and famous. He will also be of refined taste and noble temperament. But he would suffer from excess of kapha humor.

In short, this yoga accrues when Jupiter is in Sagittarius, Pisces or in Cancer signs place in the first, fourth, seventh or tenth house. According to some texts, this yoga will be more effective if Jupiter happens to be in cancer, since it is Jupiter’s exaltation sign. Ownership, mulatrikona and exaltation signs indicate the potency of the planet in an ascending order.

Jupiter signifies wealth, learning, justice and moderation. When Hamsa yoga is indicated in the native’s chart, these aspects or qualities are accentuated.  




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