The Black Snake Re-Emerges: Kala Sarpa yoga

In Vedic astrology, we utilize nine planets and twelve houses or signs of the zodiac. Typically, the planets are scattered amongst the twelve houses.  When planets are unevenly distributed and form a particular alignment or configuration, they are often called by a distinctive name.   Currently all the planets are between the nodal axis in a Vedic astrology horoscope. This is known as Kala Sarpa Yoga.  Kala means black or time. Sarpa means snake. In this context, yoga is used to denote a particular configuration.

Many people are born with Kala Sarpa Yoga. When this occurs, it’s thought that they killed a snake in a past life and are thus cursed with a life full of ups and downs.  Snakes are worshipped as mystical creatures in India and it’s considered a sin to kill a snake. There can be surprises which are as sudden as a snake’s bite. This time around, the snake is evening the score.

There is a commonly held misunderstanding that all Kala Sarpa Yoga configurations are bad. When the seven planets (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, and Venus) fill all the houses between the nodal axis (meaning none of the intervening houses are empty), that is considered to be a Kala Sarpa Yoga, which can give great attainment in life.  This is heightened if all the planets are moving toward the North node Rahu, rather than towards South node Ketu.

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Currently, Rahu is situated in Scorpio and Ketu in Taurus, in Vedic astrology.  The planets are moving from Taurus to Scorpio, which is more desirable than the reverse configuration.   Venus and Jupiter are in Taurus with Ketu.  Sun and Mercury are presently in Cancer. Mars and Saturn are together in Virgo.  Thus, the houses between Taurus and Scorpio which are unoccupied are Gemini, Leo and Libra.  This will only be altered by the Moon’s movement into Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, and then Aries.  This pattern gets altered after Mars moves into Sagittarius the second week of November, 2012.

Granted, there are certain combinations of Kala Sarpa Yoga known as Kala Sarpa Dosha which can make life very challenging for the individual born with this planetary distribution.  They see the extremes in life and learn to ride the roller coaster. How this manifests depends on each individual’s chart and the planetary cycles which they experience.

Associated with Kala Sarpa Yoga is an innate, unquenchable thirst. The person with this yoga in their birth chart is never satisfied.  They are always questing for the next big project, opportunity, relationship, solution, etc.  Boredom is their worst enemy.  And this drive comes with a great intensity.  It’s often the case that the person acts first and thinks later.  Then the snake comes to bite them due to mis-steps that the individual took.

People have been speaking of the great intensity that they feel lately.  The Kala Sarpa Yoga configuration is making us confront our desires and demons while providing us with the opportunity to re-shape our lives. Soon, Venus will be moving out of its extended stay in Taurus, and Saturn will be moving into its exaltation sign of Libra.

Change is on the horizon for all of us in various arenas of our lives. Astrological analysis can help determine what themes are likely to come to the forefront. We can use this time to set our goals for the next few years.  One great tool to implement your goals is with Objectevli