Adhi yoga: This yoga is formed if benefic planets are placed in 6th, 7th and 8th places/houses from the Moon
Amla yoga: The 10th house from Moon or the ascendant being
occupied by a benefic planet forms this yoga.
Anpha yoga: This yoga is formed if there is any planet,
other than the Sun, in the 12th house from the Moon.
Argala: A term used in Jaimini astrology. It means
Aristha yoga: An inauspicious combination.
Aroodha lagna: Count as many places from the ascendant lord as
the ascendant lord is situated from the ascendant in the birth chart. The sign
falling in that house is the Aroodha Lagna.
Ashtakvarga: The name consists of two words ‘Ashtak’ means ‘eight’ and ‘varga’means ‘groups’. It is a unique system, which
considers eight sources of energy to which each planet in a chart is subjected.
This system is useful in predictive astrology. The eight constituents, as considered
in this system, are the seven planets and the ascendant (lagna). The nodes of the
Rahu and Ketu are not included in this system.
Bhagyasthan: The house of luck viz. the 9th house
in a birth chart.
Bhavas: Houses of a horoscope.
Bhinashtakvarga: A table showing sign wise auspicious
points of each planet as
per a chart.
Budhaditya Yoga: If in a chart Mercury and Sun are placed
together, this yoga is formed which gives sharp intellect and studious habits
to the native.
According to some this Yoga is near perfect
and strong if these two
planets are about 10 degrees apart.
Badhaka sthanapati: Lord of an obstructive house.
Bhagyasthan: The 9th house in a birth chart.
Bhagyavahana yoga: Combinations which give luck and vehicle to the
Bhagyesh: The lord of the 9th house in a chart.
Bhava chart: Relocation of planets of a birth chart after
defining the boundaries of all the houses.
Budhaditya yoga: A benefic combination
due to conjunction of Mercury and Sun.
Chalit chart: Another name for a Bhava Chart.
Chhappad phaadke: Indian slang phrase for receiving
wealth as a wind fall.
Dashamsha: Tenth part of a sign.
Dhaiya: A period of two and a half years. It is generally related to the
transit of Saturn in certain houses.
Daridra Yoga: The word Daridra means poverty therefore all such combinations
that cause poverty or lack of prosperity come under this heading. There are many
such combinations, but basically, association of the lord of 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th,
7th, 9th, 10th or 11th house with 8th or 12th house in particular
due to sign exchange, conjunction, aspect or constellations can give rise to an
inauspicious yoga which
may obstruct prosperity.
Durudhara yoga: Planets other than Sun being posited
in houses on each side of the house
where Moon is posited.
Gajkesari Yoga: Jupiter being placed at a square position
from the Moon gives rise to this auspicious yoga. This auspicious yoga gives
name and fame to the native.
Guruchandal Yoga: Combination formed by Jupiter and
Hora Chart: A chart used for assessing the financial
position of a native.
Indu lagna: A specially determined ascendant, which is
considered for assessing the financial prosperity of a native.
Kalanidhi Yoga: If Jupiter is posited in the 2nd or
5th house and it is aspected by or it is conjunct
Mercury and Venus then this yoga is
This yoga is also formed if Jupiter is posited
in Taurus, Gemini, Virgo or
Libra sign and aspected by Mercury and Venus.
Kalpurusha Kundali: It is the chart of the
imaginary entity personifying the ‘Kaal’ or time. Basically
it is the chart of Aries ascendant.
Kemadruma Yoga: If there are no planets, other than the
Sun, placed with natal Moon or in the 2nd or 12th place from natal Moon or in
square houses (Kendra bhavas) from the ascendant then this yoga is formed. This combination causes
lack of education and intelligence, and suffering due to
poverty, sorrows and unfavourable conditions.
Ketu: The South node of Moon.
Kala: Certain root numbers assigned to planets other than Rahu and Ketu for determining the Indu Lagna.
Karma: Law of action.
Kendradhipaatya dosha: Malefic nature acquired by a planet due to its
lordship of two square houses.
Kendra: The square houses viz.
1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses in a chart.
Ketu: The South node of the Moon.
Lagna: The ascendant.
Lakshmi Yoga: If the ascendant lord is strong and the
9th lord is in its own or its exaltation sign in a square or trine house, this
yoga is formed. As a
result of this yoga the native is wealthy, good
enjoys good reputation.
Mahabhagya Yoga: This yoga is formed in a male chart if
the birth is during daytime and Sun, Moon and the ascendant should fall in odd
In the chart of a female born during
nighttimes this yoga is formed if Sun,
Moon and the ascendant fall in even signs.
Mantras: Potent words usually in Sanskrit which
cast good or bad influence on
the person who recites them.
Mooltrikona rashi: Positive signs assigned to planets viz.
Sun – Leo, Moon – Taurus, Mars –Aries, Mercury –
Virgo, Jupiter –
Sagittarius, Venus – Libra and Saturn– Aquarius.
Navamsha: The ninth part of a sign.
Paap Kartari: Any house falling in
between two houses where inauspicious planets are posited.
Panch Tatvas: The five elements, which
are ‘Agni’ (Fire), ‘Jal’ (Water), ‘Vayu’ (Air), ‘Aakash’ (a finer
non physical element).
Prakram: Might or Valour.
Prastarashtak Varga: The table representing
the benefic points contributed by each planet in respect
of each Ashtakvarga.
Pratyantardasha: The sub-sub- period.
Pada: A term used in Jaimini astrology. A
pada lagan is a house as far from lagna
lord as the lagna lord is
Panch Mahahpurusha yoga: Five types of combinations formed when
any of the five planets viz. Mars,Mercury,
Venus, Jupiter or Saturn occupy its own sign or its exaltation sign in a square
house in a chart.
Panpara bhavas: The succedent houses
viz. 2nd,5th,8th and 11th.
Paya vichar: Consideration of the position of Moon for
assessing the transit results of Saturn.
Poorva puniya: Accumulation of previously done good actions.
Rahu: The North node of Moon.
Rajya Yoga: The name implies such combinations, which
give the native a king like status. Rajya Yoga may be formed in many ways. In Vedic Astrology the
square and trine houses of the chart are
considered auspicious. A relation
between these two types of houses is
considered very auspicious and
all such combinations are termed as Rajya Yoga.
Rashi: Zodiacal sign. In Hindu astrology it signifies the sign in which
natal Moon is posited in a birth chart.
Rashi parivartan yoga: Yoga formed due to exchange of signs
between two planets.
Shadbala: A system of determining strength
Sarvashtak Varga: It indicates the good or
bad influence of planets relative to
different houses of a chart.
Sloka: A Sanskrit verse.
Sooksham dasha: The sub-sub-sub period.
Subh Kartari: Any house falling in
between two houses where auspicious planets are posited.
Sanchit karma: Accumulated results of previous Karma.
Sapt dhanya: Seven types of grains assigned to planets.
Shloka: A Sanskrit verse.
Sooksham dasha: The sub-sub-period.
Subh bindu: Auspicious points.
Subh rekha: Auspicious lines.
Subh sthanas :Certain fixed
places with respect to the natal Moon where planets give benefic results while transiting.
Trik bhavas: Evil houses viz. the 6th, 8th and 12th.
Upachya bhavas: Progressive houses viz. 3rd, 6th, 10th
Uppada: A term used in Jaimini astrology. It is
a pada of 12th lord.
Vargotam: If any planet falls in the same sign
in the Navamsha Chart (D-9 Chart) as it was in the
birth chart then it is called a Vargotam planet.
Vedanta: This means end of the holy Hindu Books
called Vedas. The Vedanta
Philosophy is the esoteric information
contained in the concluding portions of the Vedas.
Vedh sthanas: Places of obstructions and these are also
counted from the natal Moon, where the posited planet obstructs
the auspicious results of a planet transiting over
a subh sthana
Vimshotri dasha: A sequence of planetary periods
generally used in Hindu astrology.
Yogakaraka Planet: A planet related to a square as well
as a trine house in a chart.
Yogas: In astrology this term signifies certain
combinations, which give
either positive or negative results.