Uncovering the Hidden Power of Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga: A Guide to Astrology’s Game-Changer

The article provides an in-depth understanding of Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga in Vedic Astrology, including its meaning, benefits, and effects, along with its calculator, and timing guidelines.

First, it defines Neecha Graha, or a Debilitated planet, and explains how a planet in debility can have Neecha Bhanga, or cancellation of debility, using the Neecha Bhanga Calculator.

Next, it discusses a strong astrology combination called Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga. We have used the horoscope of world-renowned physicist and Noble Prize winner  Mr. Albert Einstein as an example to explain this Jyotish concept.

The article also explains the timing aspect of this Raja Yoga. Specifically, when exactly one can expect the Neecha Bhang Raj Yoga to function and give auspicious effects or benefits in a birth chart?

-What is a Debilitated Planet or what is a Neecha 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.

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 maitri + Tatkalik maitri.

Different states of planets in Vedic Astrology: exaltation, multrikon, own, great friend, friend, enemy, great enemy & debilitation.

The exaltation and debilitation signs of planets (ग्रह की उच्च व नीच राशि).

Exaltation and debilitation signs of planets in Jyotish

What is Neecha Bhanga of Graha or Cancellation of Debility of 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 experience!

Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga Calculator:

How can the cancellation of debility Neecha Bhanga happen in a horoscope, and who can do it? Is there any role of Navamsa (D9) in Neecha Bhanga?

1. Neecha Bhanga Raj Yoga Calculator for all 9 planets using Rashi Chart/Lagna Kundali (D1).

 1. Sun placed in debility in the sign Libra in Rashi Chakra (D1).

Rules for calculating Neecha Bhanga in a horoscope, according to Vedic Astrology

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to the Sun if placed in Quadrant Houses (1st, 4th, 7th & 10th house) either from Lagna or from the Moon in the Rasi Chart. The results are stronger from Ascendant.

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.

In the example chart 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 or the Moon.

From the Rasi chart, Neech Bhang 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).

However, in a birth chart, if the Sun is in debility then the placement of Venus, Saturn, or Mars in the quadrant from the Ascendant or Moon gives Neecha Bhanga to the Sun. 

If the Sun is well placed, participating in Raja Yogas and is an important planet in the chart then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Surya Dev, as per the calculation rules of Jyotish.

2.  Moon placed in debility in the sign Scorpion in Rashi Chart (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to the Moon in a birth chart: 

a. Lord of the sign where the Moon is placed: Mars.
b. The planet that gets exalted in the sign where the Moon is placed: no planet gets exalted in the sign Scorpio. So none.
c.The lord of the sign where the Moon gets exalted: The sign is Taurus, and the lord is Venus.

So if Mars or Venus is placed in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then the Moon gets Neecha Bhanga.

If the Moon is well placed, participating in Raja Yogas and is an important planet in the chart then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Chandra Dev, as per the calculator.

3.  Mars placed in debility in the sign Cancer in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Mars in a horoscope:

a.Lord of the sign where the Mars is placed: Moon
b.The planet that gets exalted in the sign where Mars is placed: Jupiter
c.The lord of the sign where Mars gets exalted: The sign is Capricorn, and the lord is Saturn.

So if the Moon, Jupiter, or Saturn is placed in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Mars gets Neecha Bhanga.

If Mars is well placed, participating in Raja Yogas, and is an important planet like Yoga Karaka in the chart then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Mangal Dev, as per the calculator.

4.  Mercury placed in debility in the sign Pisces in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Mercury:

a.Lord of the sign where the Mercury is placed: Jupiter
b.The planet that gets exalted in the sign where Mercury is placed: Venus
c.The lord of the sign where Mercury gets exalted: The sign is Virgo, and the lord is Mercury himself.

So if Jupiter, Venus, or Mercury is placed in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Mars gets Neecha Bhanga.

If Mercury is well placed, participating in Raja Yogas, and is an important planet in the chart then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Mercury, as per the calculator.

5. Jupiter placed in debility in the sign Capricorn in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Jupiter:

a.Lord of the sign where the Jupiter is placed: Saturn
b.The planet that gets exalted in the sign where Jupiter is placed: Mars
c.The lord of the sign where Jupiter gets exalted: The sign is Cancer, and the lord is Moon.

Hence, if Saturn or Mars is placed in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Jupiter gets Neecha Bhanga. The Moon should be in quadrants from Lagna.

If Jupiter is well placed, participating in Raja Yogas, and is an important planet in the chart then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via DevGuru Brihaspati, as per the calculator.

6.  Venus placed in debility in the sign Virgo in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Venus:

a. Lord of the sign where the Venus is placed: Mercury
b.The planet that gets exalted in the sign where Venus is placed: Mercury
c.The lord of the sign where Venus gets exalted: The sign is Pisces and the lord is Jupiter.

Therefore, if Mercury or Jupiter is placed in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Shukracharya Venus gets Neecha Bhanga.

If Venus is well placed, participating in Raja Yogas, and is an important planet in the chart like Yoga Karaka then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Venus, as per the calculator.

7. Saturn placed in debility in the sign Aries in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Saturn:

a. Lord of the sign where Saturn is placed: Mars
b.The planet that gets exalted in the sign where Saturn is placed: Sun
c.The lord of the sign where Saturn gets exalted: The sign is Libra and the lord is Venus.

So if Mars, Sun, or Venus is placed in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Venus gets Neecha Bhanga.

If Saturn is well placed, participating in Raja Yogas, and is an important planet in the chart like Yoga Karaka then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Shani Maharaj, as per the calculator.

8. Rahu placed in debility in the sign Sagittarius in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Rahu:

a. Lord of the sign where Rahu is placed: Jupiter
b.The planet that gets exalted in the sign where Rahu is placed: None
c.The lord of the sign where Rahu gets exalted: The sign is Gemini and the lord is Mercury.

Hence, if Jupiter or Mercury is placed in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Rahu gets Neecha Bhanga.

If Rahu is well placed, participating in Raja Yogas, and is an important planet in the chart then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Rahu, as per the calculator.

9. Ketu placed in debility in the sign Gemini in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Ketu:

a. Lord of the sign where Ketu is placed: Mercury
b.The planet that gets exalted in the sign where Ketu is placed: None
c.The lord of the sign where Ketu gets exalted: The sign is Sagittarius and the lord is Jupiter.

So if Jupiter or Mercury is placed in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Rahu gets Neecha Bhanga.

If Ketu is well placed, participating in Raja Yogas, and is an important planet in the chart then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Ketu, as per the calculator.

2. Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga Calculator using Navamsa Kundali or D9.

Neecha Bhanga can also take place from Navamsa Kundali (D9).

Navamsa is Dharmamsa, 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).

If a planet is in debility in Rasi Kundali and he is exalted in Navamsa Kundali then that planet gets Neecha Bhanga via Navamsa.  In our example, the Sun is placed in its exaltation sign (Aries) in Navamsa hence according to the Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga calculator he gets cancelation of debility.

Rules for calculating Neecha Bhanga using Navamsa D9 Kundli

Similarly, we can calculate for all other planets. If the debilitated planet is in exaltation in Navamsa Kundali then he gets Neecha Bhanga via Navamsa.

– What is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga? Is every Neecha Bhanga a Raja Yoga?

Raja Yoga means auspicious and prosperous results for a native. They grant success, glory, honor, opulence, power, fortune, knowledge, happiness, 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 Neecha Bhanga do not give Raja Yoga automatically.

To illustrate, let’s consider a scenario where an individual is suffering from a leg disease and is unable to walk. If a competent doctor cures him, enabling him to walk slowly, we can say that it is similar to Neecha Bhanga for that individual. Previously, he was in a great deal of distress, but now he can manage his affairs more effectively.

Considering the same person, can we now say that he shall bring a gold medal (Raj yoga) in a sprint in the Olympics?
Not really!
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, they surely contribute to Raj Yoga. This is real Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga.

1. The Planet has auspicious agendas for Lagna (owning Quadrant/ Trines) and is placed in the favorable houses quadrant/trines/11th etc.

2. The planet is well-placed and he is an important Char Karaka like Atma Karaka, Amatya Karaka, Pitra Karaka, etc in the birth chart.

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…

After getting Neecha Bhanga, such planets can generate Raj Yoga because of their intrinsic importance. It should be called Neech Bhang Raja Yoga.

-How Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga works? What are the benefits and effects of Neecha Bhanga Raj Yoga? How to Time it?

The birth chart of Shri Albert Einstein is used as an example to explain the Astrological rules and Jyotish combinations.

Celebrity Horoscope (Albert Einstein) to demonstrate the functioning of Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga

We can see, that Lagna lord Mercury is forming many Raj Yogas in the chart but he is in debility. So if Mercury gets cancelation of debility in the chart, then his contribution will add a lot cumulatively to all the Raja Yogas for Mr. Einstein.

Why? Well, because Mercury is participating in many Raja Yogas and is a very important planet for the native, lording 1st and 4th houses. Improved contribution from Mercury can reap many fold benefits to this individual and can grant name, fame, reputation, learning, and success. Mercury also lords Arudha Lagna in the chart.

The following planets can give Neecha 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 sign so he can give Neecha Bhanga to himself, he is also placed in the quadrant from Lagna.

The timing part of Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga: The Raj Yogas are triggered at the maturity age of the planet giving Neecha Bhanga. Then this Yoga continues to give auspicious results when Maha Dasa or Antar Dasa of other Raja Yoga contributing Grahas come.

Maturity age of planets in years: Sun- 22, Moon-24, Mars-28, Mercury-32, Jupiter-16, Venus-25, Saturn-36, Rahu-42 and Ketu from 42 to 46 years.

This means, that Shri Einstein can have significant achievements & become famous at the maturity age of Venus as he is exalted in the 10th house and gives Neecha Bhanga to Mercury. The maturity age of Venus is 25/26 years.

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.

In Shri Einstein’s horoscope, the Neech Bhang of Mercury is triggering the Raj Yoga to fructify well, for the rest of his life. We can see that the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 9th house lords have yuti or conjunction yoga in the most powerful quadrant, the 10th house. The Yogas formed by the Quadrant and Trinal lords of the birth chart are called Raja Yoga or Laxmi Narayan Yoga.

Mercury, Venus & Saturn have Raj yoga as they lord Quadrant and trine houses. Hence this chart is a perfect example of understanding Neecha Bhanga but also Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga.

Further, Jupiter and Saturn are having parivartana or exchange and are giving Dharm Karmadhipati yoga.

Read our Jyotish article to comprehend the formation of Yogas in Vedic Astrology: Fundamentals of Yoga in Jyotish


Video Lesson: Neecha Bhanga (नीच भंग)/ Cancellation of Debility & Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga. (Hindi): using the birth chart of Nobel Prize Winner, Shri Albert Einstein

 

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