The article first explains the Jyotish term Neech Bhang. How it can happen and when it can happen in a Vedic chart?
Then illustrates Neech Bhang Raj Yoga using the horoscope of world-renowned physicist Mr. Albert Einstein. Uncovering the Hidden Power of Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga: A Guide to Astrology’s Game-Changer
To understand Neecha Bhanga also called Cancellation of Debility of a planet in Jyotish, let us first understand the following.
-What is the debilitation of a planet (नीच ग्रह) or what is a neech graha?
Grahas are moving in their respective paths and doing their karmas as per the directives of Prakrit or Mother Nature. Lord Shiva is the creator & Goddess Parvati is the manifestation (सृष्टि).
27 Nakshatra creates 12 rasi or signs in Bha-Chakra. 2 &1/4 Nakshatras make 1 sign of 30 degrees each. Signs are environments with certain definitive activities going on. Planets enter in nakshatra/rashi during their motion or they visit 12 signs depending on their motion & speed.
For example, Taurus represents Gaushala (the place where cows are kept), eating places restaurants, etc., Libra is a business place or Jan sabha (public gathering), and Sagittarius is a government building/premises.
Just as we humans have different kinds of relationships with others, based on our makeup, personality, likes dislikes, etc., the planets also have similar chemistry among them.
As we feel differently at different places (environments), depending on our character, inclinations, likes, and preferences; planets also feel the same when they enter & stay in different signs. In some places, they feel super thrilled & excited (exaltation) in others they feel depressed and sad (debilitated).
As we know the Sun is the king, who owns Leo and he is thrilled to be seated on his throne. Aries represents the throne. Sun gets debilitated at the public place of business & negotiation in Libra. Kings give orders and do not negotiate with merchants or the common man in a gathering.
The following are possible states of a planet in a sign when we use Panchdha Maitry = Naisargik maitry + Tatkalit maitry.
-The exaltation and debilitation signs of planets (ग्रह की उच्च व नीच राशि).
-What is the cancellation of debility Neecha Bhanga(नीच भंग) of a planet?
It means that the planet is saved from its depressed and sad state (नीच) and hence he has some strength and motivation to take care of his responsibilities. Coming back to life!
-How can the cancellation of debility Neecha Bhanga(नीच भंग) happen and who can do it? Is there any role of Navamsha (D9) in Neech Bhang?
1. Cancellation of debility (नीच भंग) of a planet can take place in the Rashi Chart (D1).
We can see Sun is placed in debility in the sign Libra in Rashi Chakra (D1).
The following planets can give Neecha Bhana to the Sun if they are placed in Quadrants either from Lagna (more effective)or from the Moon in the Rasi Chart.
a.Lord of the sign where the Sun is placed, Venus.
b.The planet that gets exalted in the sign where the Sun is placed, Saturn.
c.The lord of the sign where the Sun gets exalted, Aries: Mars.
Venus and Saturn are placed in quadrants from Lagna so they are giving the Neecha Bhana to Sun. Mars is not placed in quadrants from Lagna nor from the Moon
From the Rasi chart, Neecha Bhanga takes place when the planet giving it attains its maturity age. In this example, we can expect cancellation of debility to take place around 25 years ( maturity age of Venus) or 36 years ( maturity age of Saturn)
2. Neecha Bhanga can also take place from Navamsa Kundali (D9).
Navamsa is Dharmaamsa it shows the blessing we are getting from Lord Vishnu based on our past karmas. Navamsha shows the quality of the results as suggested by the Rasi chart (D1).
-Is every Neecha Bhanga(नीच भंग) a Raj Yoga? Or What is Neech Bhang Raj Yoga?
RajYoga means auspicious and prosperous results for a native. Granting success, glory, honor, opulence, power, fortune, knowledge, authority, etc in society.
Neecha Bhanga only means the planet is not in that bad situation anymore and the planet now can manage some of his work. All Neech Bhang do not give Raj Yoga automatically.
To illustrate this, let us take an example of a normal person who has a disease in his legs and hence can not walk. Now, if one good doctor heals him so that he can walk slowly then we can say that it is like Neecha Bhanga for that person. He was in great distress earlier and now he can manage things better.
Considering the same person, can we now say that he shall bring a gold medal (Raj yoga) in a sprint in the Olympics?
The person can barely walk, and he has not become a great athlete or best sprinter.
That is why all Neecha Bhanga can not be called Raj Yoga.
However, when the planets are in the following conditions and get Neecha Bhanga, surely contribute to Raj Yoga.
1. Planet has auspicious agendas for Lagna (owning Quadrant/ Trines) and is placed in the favorable houses quadrant/trines/11th etc.
2. He is a well-placed and important Char Karaka like Atma Karaka, Amatya Karaka, Pitra Karaka etc
2. He is forming auspicious yogas with other planets.
3. The planet is a well-placed yoga karaka
4. Or if the planet is a yogada (connecting important Lagnas: Lagna, Hora Lagna, Ghatika Lagna, Shri Lagna, Arudha Lagna,), etc…
Such planets after getting Neech Bhanga do have the possibility of generating Raj Yoga because of their intrinsic importance. It should be called Neech Bhanga Raj Yoga (नीच भंग राज योग).
-How Neech Bhang Raj Yoga works?
-Example of cancellation of debility (नीच भंग) in Shri Albert Einstein’s chart.
We can see, that Lagna lord Mercury is in debility. So the following planets can give Neech Bhanga to Mercury.
1. Jupiter lord of the sign Pisces, is placed in the quadrant from Moon.
2. Venus, who gets exalted in the sign Pisces, placed in quadrants from Lagna. It is Strong
3. Mercury gets exalted in his own sign so he can give Neech Bhanga to himself, he is also placed in the quadrant from Lagna.
This means, that Shri Einstein can have significant achievements & become famous at the time of Neecha Bhanga (25/26 years, or maturity age of Venus) via work 10th house. Mercury also rules Arudha Lagna, the material status.
Wikipedia: In that same year, which has been called Einstein’s annus mirabilis (miracle year), he published four groundbreaking papers, on the photoelectric effect, Brownian motion, special relativity, and the equivalence of mass and energy, which were to bring him to the notice of the academic world, at the age of 26.
This Neecha Bhanga of Mercury is triggering the RajYoga to fructify well, for the rest of his life.
1st, 4th, 5th, and 9th house lords have yuti or yoga in the most powerful quadrant, the 10th house. Mercury, Venus & Saturn have Raj yoga as they lord Quadrant and trine houses. Hence this chart is a perfect example to understand Neech Bhang but also Neech Bhang Raj Yoga.
Further, Jupiter and Saturn are having parivartana or exchange and are giving Dharm Karmadhipati yoga.
Video Lesson: Neecha Bhanga(नीच भंग)/ Cancellation of Debility (Hindi):