Gaja Kesari Yoga
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.
Its best results will be witnessed in the Jupiter-Moon or Moon-Jupiter periods. Also, both the planets should not be in enemy signs or debilitated. Additionally they should not be in 3rd, 6th, 8th and 12th houses. These houses weaken the yoga. Besides this, it will give best results when the yoga is in centre of chart, in houses, 1,4,7,10, when both these planets are not enemies to the lagna lord. 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. Gaja kesari yoga is also analyzed from Ascendant in the Kendra house. This yoga is auspicious when formed in Kendra houses. 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 Gaja kesari 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 Gaja kesari yoga is created, Jupiter should not be retrograde or aspected by any malefic planet in the chart. 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. The word Gaja kesari 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. The Gaja kesari 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 Gaja kesari 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.