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Dictionary and Glossary of Astrological Terms starting with letter 'Y'

A yod is an aspect configuration formed by at least three planets in which two of them are in sextile (60 degree) aspect and both of these planets form a quincunx (150 degree) aspect with the third planet. It is also know as Double Qunicunx or Finger of Destiny or Hand of God.
Yoga is a term used in Vedic astrology. Yoga is a predefined combination formed by two or more planets and/or signs and aspects. The effect of a Yoga, good or bad will manifest in one's life the timing of which is determined by transits and, or planetary periods. For more detains on Yoga please visit our Yoga page.
A planet that is most auspicious for any particular Lagna or Ascendant. Yoga karaka for particular ascendant is a planet that simultaneously rules an angle and trine. For example Mars is the Yoga karaka for those born in Cancer or Leo Ascendant, Venus for those born in Capricorn or Aquarius Ascendant, and Saturn for those born in Taurus or Libra Ascendants. For common signs Gemini, Virgo. Sagittarius and Pisces there are no planets which rule an angle and trine therefore the lord of Ascendant is the Yoga karaka for these Ascendants.
Yogini Dasha
A dasha system of 36 years in length and it is most commonly used as a secondary dasha for verifying predictions.
One of the Ashtakoot gunas used for determining the compatibility between prospective bride and groom.
Yuddha Bala
A source of strength for planets that are supposed to be in "war", i.e. a planet may get this when placed within one degree of longitude from another planet. Yuddha Bala is one of the components of Kala Bala.
Division of the zodiac into the beginning, middle and end, based upon the Moon's Nakshatra.
A Vedic astrology term for Conjunction or 0 degree aspect.
A Vedic astrology term for the 7th house.

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Written by Sanjay Sharma, © 2011, revised August 2015