Adhi Yoga : Adhi Yoga is considered as a very benefic and auspicious yoga in Vedic Jyotish and many vedic astrologers believe that the presence of Adhi Yoga in a horoscope can bless the native with power, status and influence among many other things. According to its definition prevalent in Vedic Jyotish, if natural benefic planets like Jupiter and Venus are placed in the houses 6, 7 or 8 from Moon which means that if Jupiter or Venus is placed in 6th, 7th or 8th house counting from the house of placement of Moon in a horoscope, Adhi Yoga is said to be formed in the horoscope which is said to bless the native with very good things. For example, some vedic astrologers believe that the presence of one benefic planet in one of the above mentioned houses of horoscope, counting from Moon, can make the native successful as a leader whereas the presence of two or more benefic planets in the above mentioned house from Moon can make the native become a minister or some other powerful post holder in government.
Analyzing the above mentioned definitions of Shakat Yoga and Adhi Yoga, it can be seen that the definition of Shakat Yoga considers the placement of Moon in the houses 6 and 8 from Jupiter as a malefic placement which can trouble the native on account of serious problemes whereas the definition of Adhi Yoga considers the presence of Moon in houses 6 and 8 from Jupiter as a very benefic placement which can bless the native with many kinds of good results. It is evident that there is a clear disaccord between these two definitions as the mutual placement of Moon and Jupiter in 6th and 8th houses with respect to each other forms malefic Shakat Yoga according to one definition whereas the same placement of Jupiter and Moon forms a very benefic Adhi Yoga according to the other definition which leads to confusion as to which one of these yogas is actually formed by this mutual combination of Jupiter and Moon in a horoscope.
In actual practice, the formation of Shakat Yoga as well as Adhi yoga in a horoscope depends on many factors like the other yogas and the most important factor here again is the functioning nature of the planets involved in the formation of either one of these yogas in a horoscope. For example, the presence of a malefic Moon and a Malefic Jupiter in the houses 6th and 8th from each other leads to the formation of Shakat Yoga in the horoscope which can trouble the native on account of problems related to the general as well as specific significances of Moon and Jupiter in the horoscope and such a combination of Malefic Jupiter and Malefic Moon is not likely to form Adhi Yoga in the horoscope as both the planets involved in such combination are working negatively in the horoscope and accordingly they are not likely to form a benefic yoga in the horoscope. On the other hand, the combination of benefic Jupiter and benefic Moon in a horoscope, in houses 6th and 8th from each other is very likely to form Adhi Yoga in the horoscope which can bless the native with many good things which come under the general as well as specific significances of Jupiter and Moon in the horoscope and such a combination of benefic Jupiter and benefic Moon is not likely to form a malefic Shakat Yoga in the horoscope as both the planets involved in this combination are working positively in the horoscope and accordingly they are not likely to form a malefic yoga like Shakat yoga in the horoscope.
It should also be noted here that in case of Adhi Yoga, the presence of natural benefics like Jupiter and Venus is not sufficient and these planets should be functional benefic in the horoscope and at the same time Moon should also work positively in the horoscope because a negative Moon will afflict the benefic planets involved in this combination, instead of blessing them with its benefic light and likewise a malefic Jupiter or Venus involved in this combination will afflict the other benefic planets involved in this combination. Therefore the Moon as well as the other planets involved in the formation of Adhi Yoga in a horoscope, should be working positively in order to form a benefic Adhi Yoga in the horoscope. Similarly in case of Shakat Yoga, the Moon as well as Jupiter should be malefic or working negatively in the horoscope in order to form Shakat Yoga in the horoscope. The combination of Malefic Moon with benefic Jupiter and the combination of benefic Moon with malefic Jupiter will not strongly form either Shakat yoga or Adhi Yoga in the horoscope and such a combination is likely to form a weak Shakat Yoga in the horoscope.