Important Yogas in Vedic Astrology
Chatussagara yoga is one more yoga which can be formed in a horoscope according to some literatures of Vedic Jyotish and this yoga is associated with good results by such literatures of Vedic Jyotish.
Chatussagara Yoga : According to the prevalent definition of Chatussagara yoga in Vedic Jyotish, it is said that if there are planets present in all the 4 Kendra houses of a horoscope counted from Lagna or Moon, Chatussagara yoga is formed in the horoscope which can bless the native with name, fame, a position of power and authority, long age, good health, wealth, good children and travel to various countries of the world. Kendra houses of a horoscope are houses 1, 4, 7 and 10 of the horoscope when counted from ascendant or Moon in a horoscope. Some Vedic astrologers believe that the formation of Chatussagara yoga in a horoscope always blesses the native with a post of high authority in government like a minister or some high rank officer in government.
While there are no doubts that the formation of Chatussagara yoga in a horoscope can bless the native with many good results in various spheres of his life if not with all the results mentioned in the prevalent definition of this yoga, the condition for the formation of this yoga is not sufficient and it needs to be refined and modified like in case of many other good yogas of Vedic Jyotish. I have observed during my study of thousands of horoscopes that the presence of planets in all Kendra houses of a horoscope counted from lagna, alone is not sufficient to form this yoga in a horoscope and the planets placed in all 4 Kendra houses or at least the planets placed in 3 out of 4 Kendra houses of a horoscope should be benefic in the horoscope in order to form an effective Chatussgara yoga in the horoscope and the lord of ascendant should also be strong or very strong at the same time. In cases where the planets placed in 2 or more than 2 out of 4 kendra houses of a horoscope are malefic in nature, good results associated with Chatussagara yoga are not seen and on the contrary bad results can be seen which keep on increasing in number and quantum as the number of malefic planets present in Kendra houses of a horoscope increases.
Kendra houses are the most important, significant, powerful and at the same time the most sensitive houses of the horoscope which signify some of the most important spheres of a natives life like age, profession, fame, marriage, money, wealth, luxuries and many more things and for this reason the presence of any kind of planets in 3 or all 4 kendra houses of a horoscope can make the horoscope much more active than an average horoscope as there is planetary energy present in all the most powerful and sensitive regions of the horoscope. However such increased activity level of a horoscope can be on the positive or negative end of the spectrum depending upon the kind of resultant planetary energy it receives which means that if most of the planets placed in Kendra houses of a horoscope are positive or benefic, the horoscope will become very active in a positive way which will result in many kinds of benefic results for the native in many spheres of his life and which can be named as the formation of Chatussagara yoga in the horoscope whereas if most of the planets placed in Kendra houses of a horoscope are malefic or negative, the horoscope will become very active in a negative way which will result in many kinds of malefic or very malefic results for the native in many spheres of his life and the formation of a Chatussagara yoga in this case is completely out of scope. Hence all or most of the planets present in all Kendra houses of a horoscope should be benefic in order for the formation of Chatussagara yoga in a horoscope.
The lord of ascendant and ascendant itself should also be strong or very strong in order to support such formation of Chatussagara yoga in a horoscope otherwise such yoga may not be able to give its benefic results despite its presence in the horoscope. For example, if benefic planets are placed in all 4 or 3 out of 4 kendra houses of a horoscope, Chatussagara yoga will be formed in the horoscope which is supposed to give good or very good results to the native depending upon the number of Kendra houses occupied by the benefic planets, but if at the same time the lord of ascendant is debilitated and it is placed in eighth house of the horoscope, such Chatussagara yoga will not be able to give much benefic result to the native due to extreme weakness of the lord of ascendant as ascendant is the house which receives all the good results given by all the good planets and good houses and if ascendant itself is very weak then it will not be able to receive the good results given by Chatussagara yoga and transfer those results to the native. This situation can become even worse if such debilitated lord of ascendant is placed in eighth house of the horoscope in conjunction with malefic Ketu or some other malefic planet and this situation can become even more critical if such Ketu forms strong Kaal Sarp Dosh in the horoscope along with Rahu in the second house of the horoscope as in this case such strong Kaal Sarp dosh combined with the weak and afflicted lord of ascendant can significantly reduce the benefic results of such Chatussagara yoga.
The prevalent definition of Chatussagara yoga says that the presence of planets in all Kendra houses from Moon can also form Chatussagara yoga in the horoscope but such Yoga is generally not seen formed or effective in most of the horoscopes in actual practice and hence this condition should also be ignored for the formation of Chatussagara yoga in a horoscope and this yoga should be calculated only from lagna or ascendant. To conclude it can be said that the presence of planets in all Kendra houses of a horoscope from lagna, can form Chatussagara yoga in the horoscope provided the planets placed in all 4 or at least 3 Kendra houses of a horoscope are benefic and strong.