Analysis of extreme poverty in the light of Vedic Astrology. Image Courtesy – The Jakarta Post
Extreme poverty or ‘Daridra Yoga’ is considered inauspicious among the different yogas according to Vedic astrology. Vedic astrologers believe that the formation of yoga in a horoscope affects the business, job, and financial prosperity of a native. This yoga creates an adverse effect on the native’s life.
According to the Vedic astrology, if the lord of the tenth house in a horoscope of a native is situated in the 6th, 8th or 12th house, the ‘Daridra Yoga’ forms. It can have a very inauspicious effect on the native’s business and profession. Some Vedic astrologers believe that the financial condition of the natives who come under the strong influence of ‘Daridra Yoga’ remains poor throughout their life and such natives have to live by doing tremendous physical work.
At the same time, some other Vedic astrologers believe that the natives who come under the strong influence of ‘Daridra Yoga’ earn money through immoral and illegal activities. As a result of this, the natives get no respect from society and such natives may hurt others for their own benefit. They do not hesitate to hurt others at all.
The native, born in ‘Daridra Yoga’ becomes a person of tough-living, unpleasant-speaking, bitter-speaking, addictive, low-thinking, low-earner and a pamper. During this yoga, sometimes there is a disorder in the native’s organs. The native becomes contradictory, ungrateful, envious with people who are wealthy and becomes a disturbing element for other’s work.
Analysis by Ascendant (Lagna)
If the Ascendant is of variable Sign (Rashi), Navamsa of Ascendant is also of variable Sign and if there is an aspect of debilitated Saturn or Jupiter on the Ascendant, the ‘Daridra Yoga’ or the situation of extreme poverty is formed.
If the Ascendant is in a stable Sign (Rashi) and all the malefic planets are in the centre and triangle position, and also the benefic planets are in someplace other than the centre, then the native lives by begging.
Analysis by Moon
If a malefic planet is sitting in the 4th house from the Ascendant and the Moon, the native becomes poor.
If the native, born at the time of a lunar eclipse, and the Moon is debilitated and aspected by malefic planets, the native becomes poor.
If the centre or triangular Moon belongs to the enemy house, and Jupiter, Mercury is located in the 8th or 12th house from the Moon then the native becomes poverty-stricken.
If the Moon in a horoscope of a native is affected by Rahu or Ketu, and also the Moon is combined with a malefic planet, the native becomes impoverished.
If a native is born at night, and the 8th house is afflicted by the debilitated Moon and the malefic planets, then the situation of absolute poverty arises.
If the Moon is situated in the malefic Navamsa and there is a conjunction with Rahu or aspected by any malefic planet, the native faces Daridra Yoga.
Another situation of Daridra Yoga arises when the Moon is situated in Libra and also in the Sign of enemy at Navamsa, and if the Moon is aspected by a debilitated planet or malefic planet.
In a horoscope, if the moon is located in a variable Sign, located in malefic Navamsa, aspected by a malefic planet or enemy planet, and not getting any aspect from the Jupiter, the native becomes poor.
If there is a conjunction of the Sun and the Moon in a horoscope of a native but, the Moon is in the Navamsa of the Sun and the Sun is in the Navamsa of the Moom, then the Daridra Yoga occurs.
Other Conditions for Poverty
If the auspicious planets are in the centre and the malefic planets are in the 2nd house (i.e. house of money), then the native becomes poor.
If the owner of the 2nd house is debilitated in a horoscope of a native, and Saturn in located in the 2nd house being debilitated and being enemy (also the owner of 6th or 8th or 12th house) of the 2nd lord, then the Daridra Yoga forms.
If the Jupiter becomes the lord of 8th and Ascendant with a powerless situation, if also the Jupiter is located in 5th, 6th, 8th, 11th, 12th house in the horoscope, the native becomes impoverished.
If Saturn is in the 9th house and aspected by a malefic planet and the Sun and Mercury are sitting in the Ascendant, along with the Mercury in the debilitated Navamsa, then Daridra Yoga is formed.
If Jupiter is situated in the 6th or 12th house, but not in its own house, then Daridra Yoga is formed.
If the aspect of the 8th house lord is in Ascendant, and the lord of the Ascendant is debilitated, then the Daridra Yoga forms.
All of the Daridra Yogas explained above that form in many conditions may or may not be applicable from childhood throughout life. It may occur at a certain age in the life of a native depending upon the factors like Mahadasha, Antardasha, Transit, Strength of the planets involved in Mahadasha or Antardasha, Degree of the planets involving the corresponding dashas etc.