Now, know about the yoga results. When you take a horoscope in to your hands, you must look for Yogas, good or bad. You also have to find out if the Yogas have any strength. A minimum of two planets would be involved in any yoga .For example; lords of 5th and 12th houses are in mutual aspect from one another. This becomes Daridra Yoga. If there are two or more Yogas like this in the chart, it gives an indication that the native is bound to suffer more in life. When the suffering would come? It is a general indication that the native’s life would be very dull for most parts of his / her life. This suffering would be more during the sub period of 5th lord in the main period of 12th lord or vice versa. Likewise, again it would be more during the sub-sub period of 5th lord in the sub period of 12th lord or vice versa.
Also look for exalted planets, planets in debilitation, special Yogas like Pancha Maha Purusha Yogas, Dhana Yogas and Daridra Yogas. If a planet is in debilitation, you have to understand that the characteristics represented by it would be generally weak in the life of the native. If two or three planets are in debilitation, then it indicates that his / her life would not be a progressive one. If Mars is in debilitation for example, the native would be lacking in courage and confidence. If Jupiter is in debilitation, the native would be lacking in happiness and wealth. If Venus is in debilitation, the person would be lacking in comforts. Like this you have to assess.
If two or more planets are in exaltation, you can simply say it is a very good horoscope and the results would be opposite to the above as indicated by planets in debilitation.
Then if you find a planet is in debilitation, you have to find out if it is cancelled. The cancellation of debilitation would lead to Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga and indicates sudden good things in life for the native. It generally indicates some good things in troubled times. If the cancellation takes place due to a particular planet , say Sun, sudden good things would happen during the sub period of Sun in the main period of the planet in debilitation or vice versa. This can be applied to sub and sub-sub periods too.
Similarly, if there is a good Rasi Parivarthana Yoga (exchange of houses between two planets), it indicates good things for the native. If there are two or more Yogas of this in the chart, the native would have a happy life. If you take Smt. Indira Gandhi’s chart, you will find two good Yogas, and a bad Yoga (Dainya Yoga), all of them being Rasi pari parivarthana Yogas. As you already know, a good Rasi Parivarthana Yoga is exchange of houses between lords of two good houses like 5th lord in 4th house and 4th lord in 5th house, and a Dainya yoga is exchange of lords between the lord of a good house and the lord of a bad house like 5th lord in 12th house, and 12th lord in 5th house. If a person has Dainya Yoga in his / her chart, he / she would suffer at least two times in his / her life. The reason is that this combination would generally occur two times. For example, 5th lord is Moon and 12th lord is Saturn for Pisces natives. For them, if Moon is in Aquarius and Saturn is in Cancer, it is Dainya Yoga. The suffering would come certainly two times. The reason is that such a native experiences Saturn sub period in the main period of Moon and sub period of Moon in the main period of Saturn. During these two periods, the native suffers since sub periods only have to be taken into consideration for predicting the events.
Again, if any of these two sub periods is over in his / her childhood, already one suffering must be over. Then you can conclude that the parents must have had some problems at that time. The reason is that if the parents did not have problems, the child being depending on them would not have suffered. Like this, you have to see when the periods are operational.
Similarly, if the Yoga Karaka period operates in any body’s life in old age, that is not of much use. Like this, you have to see if the period of a good planet comes in child hood, middle age or old age.
Main period gives only indications as to the nature of activity. For example, Jupiter is exalted in a horoscope. In such a case, it indicates Jupiter is very strong. From this you have to understand that during the main period of Jupiter, the native gains wealth, highest knowledge and name and fame too as the planet stands for all these good qualities. Again, find out if it is causing any other yoga. If Jupiter is exalted or in own house and also in Kendra from Lagna or Moon, it leads to Panchamahapurusha Hamsa Yoga. This Yoga brings very good name and fame and some awards too to the native. When it would happen? During the sub period of a yoga karaka or during the sub period some Kona lord, things would happen. An astrologer would have to assess the periods in this manner.
Please remember not to give readings or predictions based on main periods alone. Jupiter period is 16 years and things would never be the same during those 16 years. Likewise, Venus is 20 years and things would not be the same for the entire period of Venus for the native. It only indicates a change when ever a new main period commences in one’s life. But, actual results are given by the sub periods and sub-sub periods only. It is like this. If the sub period is of Yoga Karaka planet, certainly good things would happen throughout its period. But in that if at any point of time a sub –sub period belongs to the 12th lord, these good things would slow down certainly. This way you have to assess the periods.
Please remember all good Yogas lead to happiness, prosperity and professional growth. Bad Yogas would lead to losses, wastage of efforts and money and decline.
A yoga Karaka planet or any other benefic planet would give its good results if it is strong only in the horoscope. For example, Mars is yoga Karaka planet for Cancer Lagna. But if Mars is in debilitation, it would not give the results it is expected to give.
The important points to be noted:
1. First you have to look at a planet individually and if it is strong its characteristics would be strong to the native in general. If it is weak, the characteristics would be generally weak.
2. Then look for Yogas, good or bad. Make a note of the planets involved in Yogas. If yoga is good, the good things would happen during the periods of planets involved in the Yogas. If it is bad, bad things would happen during the periods of planets involved in the Yogas.
3. If you find more good Yogas, you have to understand that the life of the native would lead a happy life and if you find more bad Yogas, the native is bound to suffer.