Vipareeta Raja Yoga in Vedic Astrology
Vipareeta meaning ‘reversal’ or sometimes it is called as ‘excess’. As the name itself suggest, it is a kind of Rajayoga. In other Rajayogas, normally kendra and trikona houses play important part. But in Vipareet raja yoga, dusthana or evil lords plays a vital role. In Vedic astrology, dusthana houses are sixth, eighth and twelfth houses and its lords are called dusthana lords. They will become functional malefics and generally give unfavourable results to the native depending on the position in a horoscope. But sometimes these planets also behave very well.
Scriptures say that, when the lords of 6th, 8th and 12th houses occupy any other evil houses or conjunction with other evil lords, then Vipareeta Raja Yoga occurs. The logic behind Vipareet rajayoga is simple. The intention of these houses and its lords is to give negative results. When the lord of an evil house sitting in other evill house, two things happen. One, it negates the characteristic of that bhava or house and second, by sitting in a negative house it loses its own negativity. So these planets are unlikely to give bad effect to the native. So these planets with the help of benefic planets tend to give very positive results.
Vipareeta raja yoga will be like Rajayoga which gives all the fame and prosperity to the native, but with certain conditions. Normally it is said that Vipareet rajyoga confers the native all the blessings with the downfall of others or he will get everything with the help of others or with lot of struggles. Initially the native will suffer in the matters related to respective bhava. That is the reason we will see this yoga more with people associated with politics, sports, businessman, those involved in competition etc. Definitely it is not good for a spiritual native. In Vipareeta rajayoga, the results may not come very easily unlike other Rajayogas, The native has to put intense effort to achieve something, more so initially.
There are some contradictions with regards to the results of this yoga in scriptures. Sage Parasara in Brihat Parasara hora sastra is of the view that the lords of the inauspicious houses sitting in other evil houses may not give favourable results. Rather it gives mixed results to the native. I think it is because Parasara is a highest order of spiritual Guru. He will see everything in terms of spiritual prism. However, other scriptures like Phaladeepika and Uttara Kalamrita are very positive on Vipareeta rajayoga. They advocate that when a dusthana lord sitting in another house, that will reduce the negative effect.
Mainly there are three different kinds of Vipareeta Raja Yogas in astrology. They are: Harsha, Sarala and Vimala Yoga.
Harsha Yoga: When 6th, 8th or 12th house lords occupy 6th house, Harsha Vipareeta rajayoga occurs. Some authors are of the opinion that 6th house lord should occupy only 6th house. The native born with this yoga is endowed with happiness and health. He will gain from his enemies, will be wealthy, enjoys name and fame. he will be very influential and very competitive in nature. But the native will have enmity with closed ones,, will spend on unnecessary things, hostile to learned people, afflicted with diseases in childhood, there will be danger with snakes.
According to Mantreswara in Phaladeepika,
सुखभॊगभाग्यदृढगात्रसंयुतॊ निहताहितॊ भवति पापभीरुक: ।
प्रथितप्रधानजनवल्लभॊधनद्युतिमित्रकीर्तिसुतवांश्च हर्षज: ।
Harsha yoga native will be blessed with happiness, good fortune, has strong constitution. He will conquer his enemies and will not do sinful deeds. He will become a friend of illustrious, will be wealthy, splendorous, famous and will have many friends.
Sarala Yoga: When 6th, 8th or 12th house lords occupy 8th house, Sarala Vipareeta rajayoga occurs. The native with Sarala yoga will be long lived, happy, wealthy, there will be sudden gains, will earn wealth, property, will get power and authority, interested in occult sciences, will have hidden wealth. Also, the native will be secretive, cannot be trusted, inimical to closed people, will have affairs with other women.
According to Phaladeepika,
दीर्घायुष्मान् दृढमतिरभय: श्रीमान्विद्यासुतधनसहित: ।
सिद्धारम्भॊ जितरिपुरमलॊ विख्याताख्य: प्रभवति सरलॆ ॥
Sarala yoga enables the native to be long lived, resolute, fearless, prosperous, learned, blessed with children and wealth. The native with this yoga will achieve success in all his ventures, will be victorious over his enemies and will be a great celebrity.
Vimala Yoga: When 6th, 8th or 12th house lords occupy 12th house, Vimala Vipareeta rajayoga occurs. The native with Vimala yoga will be good in accumulating wealth, good in financial management, spends less, enjoy the pleasures, he also charitable in nature, will be famous in the circle. On the other side, he will also spend on hospitalization, hostile to learned people, will get into unnecessary arguments, short lived.
According to Phaladeepika,
किश्चिदूव्ययॊ भूरिधनाभिवृद्धिं प्रयात्ययं सर्वजनानुकूल्यम् ।
सुखी स्वतन्त्रॊ महनीयवृत्तिर्गुणौ: प्रतीतॊ विमलॊद्भव: स्यात् ॥
The native with Vimala yoga will be clever in saving money, frugal in his expenses, equipped with good behaviour towards others, will enjoy happiness, will be independent, will follow a respectable profession or conduct and will be well known for his good qualities.