Kala Sarpa and Kalamrita Yoga
It is a common knowledge that Kalasarpa and Kalamrita Yogas are formed when all planets are found in between the nodes. Whenever Rahu is on the lead, kalasarpa yoga is formed while Ketu on the lead forms Kalamrita Yoga. This is standard and general rule. However, there are some additional rules to clearly determine which Yoga is in question. Sometimes, Rahu maybe on the lead and Kalamrita yoga is formed and vice verse. The simple way to check without the elaborate rules which imply additional jyotish rules is to check the following. Check whether a person suffered more with a father or with a mother. IF the suffering is more with the father, it is kalasarpa Yoga, if with a mother, it is Kalamrita yoga. Why is it so? Rahu eclipses Sun, while Ketu eclipses the Moon. In both cases, luminaries are destroyed, and that is the handicap of the Yoga. Then, the strength of the Guru has to come to rescue Surya, and Shukra to rescue Chandra. This is a standard principle in jyotish. When Surya is weak (father), only Guru can come and replace its role. When Chandra is weak (mother), a good spouse will come to rescue. In these yogas, the two (Guru and Shukra), become the most important and dominant grahas.
Kalasarpa yoga gives direction of bhoga while kalamrita yoga gives direction towards moksha marga. There are many various aspects about these two yogas, such as timing, effects etc, however the purpose of this article is to spill out some secret meanings of this yoga which cannot be find on any websites or books, and which I have been taught by the grace of my Guru.
Kalasarpa Yoga depends on the strength of Surya and Guru. It depends on the strength of Shiva or male energy.
Kalamrita Yoga depends on the strength of Chandra and Shukra. It depends on the strength of Shakti or female energy.
The usual teachings of this Yogas where one (Kalasarpa) leads a person towards Bhoga Marga, while another (kalamrita) leads a person towards moksha Marga has various others hidden meanings. For example, In case of Kalasarapa Yoga, If Surya and Guru break the Yoga or become strong in Lagna or 7th house (satya peetha) a person will become very spiritual due to the blessing of Shiva. Therefore, strength of these four grahas will finalize the direction of Yoga. On the other hand if Chandra, Shukra and Rahu are found in trines to Navamsa Lagna or are placed in Arudha Lagna or its trines, bhoga Marga will become predominant and Shakti will becoma stronger. This will hold true particularly if at the same time Surya Guru and Ketu are placed in 12th house from Lagna or Arudha Lagna. Therefore it is very wrong just to see these two yogas and pronounce the effect without taking into account some additional and modifying rules.
The next step lies to analyze the rashi where Rahu or Ketu are placed in Kalasarpa and Kalamrita Yogas respectivelly. This rashi is the seat of Maya Peetha, or the seat of our illusion where a person beleives that this rashi is akin to their lagna. This illusion can be overcome only by two Gurus/Brahmins: Guru and Shukra. This rashi is a throne, a head, and such throne is occupied either by Rahu in Kalasarpa and Ketu in Kalamrita Yoga. When the nodes sit on the throne, normally the lights will be destroyed, based on the Vara chakra principle. Therefore, start with the starting node as Lagna, since the person will observe from this point their life (they will consider it as Lagna).
The next principle is to examine two Devatas who play important part in 33 devas. These are Indra and Prajapati. THe prajapati is the most powerful Devata in this Yoga (axisLagna and 7th bhava), while Indra has limited power. These two devatas can break the Yogas.
Apart from these two Devatas, there are two other Devis who hold the keys in these two Yogas. These are Ugratara and Kamalatmika, being mahavidyas of the Guru and Shukra respectively.
The typical syndrom of these two Yogas are suffering or early death of father (Kalasarpa) or mother (Kalamrita) which is the sign of bad luck and Yoga strongly functioning.
The next step is to break the Yoga. Mantras work easily when Yoga is naturally broken. However, in cases where no breakage exists Yoga is difficult to break. In such cases the position of Chandra in the chart holds key. IF Guru or Shukra are in badhak stan to each other, the special puja with rose sphatik should be done (Neela Saraswati), fruits and banannas and 3 rose flowers must be offered. Otherwise Yoga cannot be broken due to badhaka dosha.
Apart from many specific points about the yoga, the main point about the yoga is to actually decide whether it is Kala Sarpa or Kala mrta yoga. Though there are standard rules to determine the Yoga, Parasara teaches very specific rule as how to see what is the ultimate result of the yoga. He also gives remedies as per the leading planet:
1. If Rahu leads the life Path, you may be born as a prince or with all benefits of the material world, yet would later on reform and take a bad path (see position of Budha)
2. If Ketu leads the life Path, you may have a life like a sage Valmiki- start a life as a robber or bad person and later on turn into a sage
Both yogas broken by malefics take life astray, while benefics breaking the yoga gives social service and good path. However it is important that these benefics are strong and not cursed. There should not be any other malefic having purna graha drsti on it. This is a huge subject and the whole book can be written based on it, and I will try to cut it short and give you some clear and exact methods.
In this chart, Rahu is on the lead, so Rahu with Shukra in Karka is the "new" Lagna, where a person self-identifies with Karka Rasi and Shukra and Rahu in Lagna. From this Lagna, we have Guru, Surya and Chandra in 2nd, Shani, Budha in 3rd, Mangal in 4th, and Ketu in 7th. Ketu is on the lead, and it will eclipse Chandra, so, mother will suffer, and Shukra will come to rescue, so the marriage is the way out. A person was advised Kamalatmika Mahadivya of Venus to take her out of Kalamrita Yoga. Now, we use a few methods of timing with these Yogas. One is to take Vimsottari dasas of Shukra and Guru years, depending on the Yoga. In this chart, since it is Kalamrita Yoga, Shukra is used with 20 years of Vimsottari dasa showing 20 years. Therefore place 20 years on the Shukra and move direct and reverse counting each year for a house. However, I wish to use the other method. A person met a partner when she entered 25th year. By using Shukra count, we shall reach Vrschika rasi which is 12th bhava of marriage. However, by using special method of Nadi chakra dasa, the meeting occurred, in the 3rd dasa of Budha and Shani (Kanya rasi), which holds Upapada and 7th lord. Shukra breaks Kalamrta Yoga, and a person will take a good path of spirituality and jyotish (Breakage is in 8th bhava), and Shukra is in Karka, Brahmana rasi, showing the knowledge. However, due to Shukra in neecha navamsa, Kamalatmika sadhana should be done for life.
In this chart, Rahu is on the lead, and Yoga is broken by Shani, which is not good pointing to ultimate suffering and losses. Ketu in Kumbha will start a yoga and overtake the Lagna, and all planets should be considered in this manner. This is clear case of Kalasarpa Yoga where Surya is ruined and Guru has to come to rescue. Guru is 12th lord of marriage and it has come to mould the life of a person. Now, the first two nadi chakra dasas are ruled by Shani and Rahu, keeping the bandana of Kalasarpa Yoga so until the age of 24, a person was not able to come out of the clatches of Kala Sarpa Yoga. Only after that age up to the age of 36, Dhanu dasa came with exalted Guru to help the person. Also keep in mind that Kalasarpa and Kalamrita Yoga can be broken by benefics in Lagna or 7th house (satya pitha). Here we have benefics in lagna but they are afflicted by malefics, so this is not automatic. In tula dasa she got married due to the 7th bhava ruled by benefic in lagna, acting favourably to breakage of the yoga (benefics in lagna or 7th). Therefore, the third dasa brought about good effect due to Guru exaltation as lord of the dasa in Kendra. The next dasa of Vrschika will again put a strain over person's sensitive nature shown by Mangal in Lagna and Rahu and Shani in trine. Breakage of Kalasarpa Yoga in the 7th from KSY Lagna in Kumbha shows that the greatest suffering would come through husband and marriage, and worship of Tara is advised throughout to keep marriage and kids happy and healthy.