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Amala Yoga

Definition: When a benefic planet is placed in the 10th houses from Lagna (the Ascendant or the First house) or the Moon.

Remarks: Benefic here means natural benefic, which are Jupiter, Venus, well placed Mercury and Waxing Moon as well as specific benefic as per Lagna or Ascendant. For example, for Cancer or Leo Lagna, if Mars, the Yoga Karaka or the best planet, is placed in the 10th house, we will have Amala Yoga. The planet causing this Yoga should not be afflicted or in aspect with malefic planets or in weak state or in debility. But Dr. B.V Raman in his book "Three Hundred Important Combinations" says the placement of a malefic also is not ruled out. It means a malefic in the 10th house will also give the benefic results of Amala Yoga but the native will gain profit engaging in wrongful or illegal activities. In this yoga the positive effects of the 10th house will come to the fore in the Dasha or Antar Dasha (the planetary period or sub period) of the planet placed in the 10th house.

Results: This is a fortunate combination. It will make a person of high principles and character and bestow on him many desirable qualities. He will be prosperous and wealthy and will have good rise in his career or business and will enjoy public reputation in this yoga’s period.

amala yoga in astrology, definition, affects and activation
In this example horoscope, we can see in this Cancer Lagna (Ascendant) chart, Mars is placed in the 10th house. Mars is not a malefic planet for Cancer Lagna or Ascendant people as it is the Yoga Karaka or the best planet and thus is causing Amala Yoga. The native of this Yoga will enjoy favourable results of this Yoga without engaging in wrongful or illegal activities. We also have Moon in the Lagna or Ascendant, thus Amala Yoga is strong here as it is caused from Moon as well as from Ascendant or Lagna. Please note that this horoscope also has Ruchaka Yoga as Mars is placed in own sign in Kendra or Trine house.

Written by Sanjay Sharma, © 2011, revised February 2016