What is Gaja Kesari Yoga and How it affects you

Gaja Kesari Yoga is one of the auspicious yogas in Vedic Astrology. This yoga is formed in the birth-chart when Jupiter is in Kendra, i.e.,Ascendant, fourth, seventh and tenth house from Moon.

Jupiter is the kaarak planet of wealth, knowledge, fame, luck and children while Moon is the kaarak planet of heart, softness, mobility, happiness and prosperity.

Gajakesari yoga is also analyzed from Ascendant in the Kendra house. This yoga is auspicious when formed in Kendra houses.

Gaja Kesari Yoga Jupiter should be in Kendra from Moon / Jupiter should be in Kendra from the Ascendant

In this yoga Jupiter should be in Kendra from the Ascendant or Moon. If Jupiter is aspected by auspicious planets it gives auspicious results. Rishi Parashar said that Jupiter should not be debilitated or in the enemy house.

If Jupiter is in the enemy house or debilitated and the Gajakesari yoga is also created then the auspiciousness of this yoga may get affected. This yoga with this position of Jupiter is found in 20 to 33% of the people’s chart. Rishi Parashar says if Gajakesari yoga is created, Jupiter should not be retrograde or aspected by any malefic planet in the chart.

Note: The position of Jupiter in Kendra from Moon is not so important.

Dhan Yoga and Gaj Yoga

Jupiter is the karak planet of money or wealth among all the planets. Moon is also known as cash money therefore it is said that when this yoga is auspicious it may give the person wealth and money as much and big as Elephant. Hence, this yoga gives the person a lot of opportunities to earn wealth.

Results of Gaja Kesari Yoga

Gaj (Elephant) Kesari (lion) both are powerful and influential animals. According to Rishi Parashar if this yoga is created in anyone’s chart he becomes capable, efficient, get all luxurious comforts and conveniences and occupies a higher position in his profession. This person may also be proficient in creative arts, arguments, debate and may be very intellectual.

Gaj is the epitome of intelligence and knowledge. Gaj or Elephant does not have pride on his tremendous capabilities. He knows how to use his abilities and strength wisely. This yoga gives the person sharp intellect and prosperity. This yoga also helps increase the longevity of the person.

Gajakesari yoga created with the help of Venus and Mercury

Some believe that Gajakesari yoga is also created when Venus is in Kendra from Moon. However it is considered that if Venus or Mercury is in Kendra from Moon it increases the auspiciousness of this yoga.

When the yoga created by Mercury, Jupiter or Venus from Moon is included in Gajakesari yoga it is considered auspicious. However the impact of this yoga is not always auspicious or strong, it is found in the 90% of the people’s chart. Due to which it may not be counted among the auspicious yogas.

It has often seen that this yoga is not created when Venus is in Kendra from Moon. Both the signs of Venus make a Shadashak Yoga that means located in the sixth and eighth house from each other. In this situation if one sign of Venus is in Kendra and the other in a malefic house the Gajakesari yoga may get canceled and become inauspicious.

In Gajakesari yoga of Mercury, Moon has its aspect on Jupiter or Mercury. In that situation Moon has to be in the seventh house from both the planets only then Jupiter and Moon will be in Kendra from each other.

Gajakesari Yoga: Qualities of Gaj (Elephant) + Kesari (Lion)

The word Gajkesari is made up of two words: Gaj+Kesari. The person who has this yoga in his birth chart is strong and has the ability of to defeat his enemies. He has the capablity to dominate his enemies. This person occupies a higher position in his profession and has an influential voice. This person is clever and smart and plans all his tasks beforehand. This yoga is formed with the help of Jupiter, therefore, it also gives wealth and economic benefits.

Gaja Kesari Yoga and Strength of Jupiter and Moon

The Gajakesari Yoga is created by Jupiter and Moon. Both the planets are never exalted together in the birth-chart. It is because Jupiter is exalted in Cancer and Moon is exalted in Taurus. Both these signs are third and eleventh sign from each other.

That is why due to the position of Moon in the kendra house from Jupiter, it is in the eleventh house which is against the rules of Gajakesari Yoga. The auspiciousness of this yogas gets reduced when the signs of these planets are not located in Kendra. If any of these two planets are located in the exalted sign, the person gets auspicious results.

Gaja kesari Yoga in Char signs

If Jupiter is in its exalted sign or Cancer and Gajakesari Yoga is also created then in this situation, Moon will be located in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn. Because these signs are located in the kendra house from Cancer, Gajakesari Yoga is created in which Jupiter and Moon both are located in char signs.

Gaja Kesari Yoga in Char Signs There is a lack of stability in the results of Gajakesari Yoga created in char signs. On one hand where this yoga increases the mobility of your profession, on the other hand, it may also bring wealth and economic benefits for you.

Gaja Kesari Yoga in Dual-natured Signs

If Jupiter is located in dual-natured sign such as Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces and Gajakesari Yoga is also created, in that case, Moon should also be located in one of the dual-natured signs because only then this yoga will be formed.

Hence, it is clear that Jupiter and Moon both are in either Char, Stable or dual-natured signs when Gajakesari Yoga is created.

Gajakesari Yoga and Weak Position of Jupiter and Moon

Just as Jupiter and Moon can not be located in the exalted signs during Gajakesari Yoga, similarly they can not be located in the debilitated sign in this yoga. Jupiter is debilitated in Capricorn and Moon in Scorpio. These two signs share a reciprocal relationship when they are third and eleventh from each other.

According to the rules of Gajakesari Yoga, Moon should be in the kendra house from Jupiter. Therefore if this yoga is created in the birth-chart then one of these planets should be debilitated. The karak elements of the planet which is debilitated in this yoga gets affected.

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