What are Neecha-Bhanga Rajya yoga?
This yoga indicates the cancellation of the state of debilitation of a planet. Cancellation of debilitation is supposed to yield benefic results and give rise to a Raja-yoga. A planet attains Neecha-Bhanga when it fulfils one or more of the following conditions:
a) The lord of the house where the planet is debilitated (i.e., the debilitation lord of the planet) is in Kendra from the Lagna or the Moon.
b) The lord of the house where the planet is exalted (i.e., the exaltation lord of the planet) is in a Kendra from the Lagna or the Moon.
c) The debilitated planet is associated with or aspected by its debilitation lord.
d) The debilitated planet is associated with or aspected by its exaltation lord.
e) The debilitated planet exchanges houses with its debilitation lord. A characteristic example of this type of cancellation of debilitation is the placement of the Moon in Scorpio and Mars in Cancer. Both the Moon and Mars are debilitated in each other’s house but the exchange of houses cancels the debilitation of both.
f) Two debilitated planets aspect each other. The debilitation of both gets cancelled in this case. As, for example, Mars in Cancer and Jupiter in Capricorn aspecting each other.
Neecha or debilitated planets, because of their inherent weakness, generally produce adverse results during their dasha periods. When a Neecha-Bhanga yoga is present, the debilitation gets cancelled and is said to produce benefic results. It may also be noted here that debilitated planets do not always produce adverse results only. Debilitation introduces an element of humility in comparison with exaltation which tends to express itself with force and arrogance. According to the Manasagari, debilitation of different planets confers on the native the following features, not all of them necessarily adverse:
a) Sun: Strong teeth, big mouth, healthy and well-developed limbs and body organs, domineered over by the wife.
b) Moon: Associated with dancers, musicians and fools, wicked in thinking, suspicious.
c) Mars: Wealthy, lasting fame, wise, talented, travelled through the night, a thief, cruel.
d) Mercury: Blessed with an intelligent wife and riches, etc., held in esteem, looking after the subsistence of the many, and living in a foreign country.
e) Jupiter: Blessed with a beautiful wife and riches, etc., held in esteem, looking after the subsistence of the many, and living in a foreign country.
f) Venus: Blissful and happy, an eloquent speaker in an assembly, learned, wealthy.
g) Saturn: Annihilator of opponents, strong of body, bright in looks, a leader, king-like in mien, achieving his desired object, good in looks, blessed with a wife, brethren, etc.
h) Rahu: Ill-looking, foolish, cruel, a sinner, bereft of near ones.
i) Ketu: Cruel, one-eyed, separated from wife, miserable, ill-looking, clever in eliminating his opponents.
It may be noted that the texts do not ascribe totally adverse results to debilitated planets except to the Rahu, Moon and Ketu. When a cancellation of debilitation occurs, the results improve. Debilitated planets, however, are devoid of strength and vigour. They thus tend to make one vulnerable to ill-health. Their dasha – antardasha also tends to subject the native to some humiliation, even if minor and temporary.
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