Important Yogas in Vedic Astrology
Shasha Yoga is formed by Saturn in a horoscope and it is considered as one of the five yogas known as Panch MahaPurusha Yoga in Vedic Jyotish where the other 4 yogas of this group are Hamsa Yoga, Malavya Yoga, Ruchaka Yoga and Bhadra Yoga. According to the prevalent definition of Shasha Yoga, when Saturn is present in Kendra from Ascendant or Moon which means that when Saturn is placed in 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house from Ascendant or Moon, in any one of the signs Libra, Capricorn and Aquarius, Shasha Yoga is formed in the horoscope. Saturn is the planet which is associated with analytical ability, perseverance, practical nature, hard work, mysteries, the ability to connect to masses and many other things and accordingly the formation of Shasha Yoga in a horoscope can bless the native with very good to great results related to the significances of Saturn. A strong Shasha Yoga present in a horoscope can bless the native with a position of high authority and power and some natives under this benefic influence can also become head of the states or top class ministers in government whereas some other natives under the strong influence of Shasha yoga can become successful lawyers, judges, engineers, powerful political leaders, rich and famous real estate builders or dealers, successful and famous liquor businessmen and many other kinds of professionals. A specific and strong influence of Shasha Yoga in a horoscope can also bless the native with very good results in the fields of spiritualism and meditation some natives under such a benefic influence can shine as spiritual healers, spiritual philosophers, spiritual preachers or gurus, yoga teachers, meditation teachers and other such kind of people. The strong influence of Shasha Yoga can bless the native with great wealth, money, power, success and fame among some other things.
Let’s now look into the formation of Shasha Yoga according to its prevalent definition and see whether this yoga can be formed according to its prevalent definition or not. Analyzing the definition of Shasha Yoga which says that presence of Saturn in any one of the signs namely Libra, Capricorn and Aquarius, in any one of the above mentioned 4 houses leads to the formation of this Yoga in a horoscope, we can find out that every 12th person on average, has this yoga in his horoscope. There are only 12 houses and 12 signs in a horoscope and the total number of combinations of presence of Saturn in these 12 houses and 12 signs will be 144 as Saturn can be present in 12 different signs in each of the houses which makes the total of 144 placements. Moving further, there are three combinations of Saturn in 1st house which can make Shasha Yoga which are, Saturn in 1st house in Libra, Capricorn or Aquarius and similarly there are three combinations of Saturn in 4th, 7th and 10th house which can make Shasha Yoga and the total of these combinations comes out to be 12 which is one twelfth of 144. Hence every 12th person on average should be having Shasha Yoga in his horoscope and accordingly every 12th person on average should be blessed with the great benefic effects given by Shasha yoga which is obviously not the case in real practice as each Yoga grouped under Panch MahaPurusha Yoga is a rare yoga and it is not found in a big number of horoscopes and instead each one of these yogas is found rarely. These facts clearly indicate that the conditions mentioned in the prevalent definition of Shasha Yoga are not sufficient for confirming the formation of this yoga in a horoscope and there should be more conditions and facts which should be checked from a horoscope in order to confirm the formation of Shasha Yoga in that horoscope.
As with most of the other benefic yogas, Saturn must work as a benefic planet in a horoscope in order to form Shasha Yoga in that horoscope as the benefic results given by Shasha Yoga will show up only when Saturn is benefic in the horoscope and these results will not show up when Saturn is malefic in the horoscope and instead a malefic Saturn can make some of the most serious defects in a horoscope. Saturn is also known as a planet related to cold bloodedness, violence, poverty, diseases and many other bad things and accordingly many kinds of problems can show up for the native when a malefic Saturn placed in one of the above mentioned houses and in one of the above mentioned signs, makes a defect in the horoscope. Some natives under the strong influence of a such a malefic Saturn may suffer from a permanent disease which can give them much pain every now and then and which can cause their death ultimately whereas some other natives under such a malefic influence of Saturn can turn criminals and they can become a cause of serious concern for the society and law enforcing agencies as such a malefic placement of Saturn can produce some of the most notorious criminals, gangsters, mafia heads, war heads and other people of such kind. Such a malefic placement can also make the native suffer from extreme poverty among other things and hence the benefic nature of Saturn is a must in order for the formation of Shasha Yoga in a horoscope. The influence of other benefic as well as malefic planets on Saturn should also be checked properly as the influence of one or more benefic planets on Saturn can increase the benefic effects of Shasha Yoga significantly whereas the influence of one or more malefic planets on Saturn can reduce the benefic effects of Shasha Yoga to great extents. The presence of other benefic as well as malefic yogas should also be checked in the horoscope as this factor can also change the results of Shasha Yoga considerably. The overall nature of the horoscope should also be checked properly before predicting the formation and overall results of Shasha Yoga in a horoscope.
When actually formed in a horoscope, Shasha Yoga in 1st house of a horoscope can bless the native with great wealth, business, political power and luxuries among other things. Shasha yoga in 4th house of a horoscope can give very good results for marriage, business and spiritual progress of the native among other things. Shasha yoga in 7th house of a horoscope can bless the native with a powerful position in government, great name and fame and a very good public reputation among other things. Shasha Yoga in 10th house of a horoscope can bless the native with great business empires and some natives under the strong influence of this benefic placement can own more than one businesses and each one of them can bring very good finances to the native and this placement can also make the native become famous on national or international level by virtue of his business empire.