RUCHAKA YOGA along with Hamsa, Bhadra, and Sasa yoga goes under the special distinction of Panchamahapurusha Yogas producing five kinds of great men. Panch means five and Purush mean person and as the name suggests it bestows the native with supreme qualities of excluding Sun, Moon, Rahu & Ketu.
In Ruchaka yoga planet Mars attains special capabilities to give its special results to the native.
Definition: When planet Mars is in one of the Kendra houses(1st, 4th, 7th & 10th) in its own(Scorpio), exalted (Capricorn) or mool trikone (Aries) sign then Ruchaka Yoga is said to be formed. Kendra houses are pillars of any horoscope and called as a powerhouse to any horoscope. When Mars in own or exalted sign there tend to impart its qualities of the highest order to the native and making him greater or capable than others.
Ruchaka yoga performs very when where Mars is functional benefic for example in Aries ascendant, Mars is a functional benefic, same way applies for Scorpio ascendant.
Also, very important point to remember is significations of Mars. I will explain it with an example of the queen of United Kingdom. She has exalted Mars in ascendant creating Ruchaka yoga and though Mars is not functional benefic here and is with malefic Jupiter, still she has enjoyed all good results of Ruchaka Yoga. Mars in her chart is lord of 4th house & 11th house which represents throne & gains and due to its exaltation Mars has blessed her with a kingdom, where she owns land & palaces. Reasons here is that mars is ruling her 4th house of throne & same time Mars rules over land, palaces & kingship and Ruchaka yoga here is in the symphony of her destiny pattern.
In more simple words Ruchaka Yoga works well for ministers, sportsmen, army persons, builders & for all those people who are associated or deals with significations of Mars.
The person born with RUCHAKA YOGA at birth will be a king, owner of lands in vast amount, a commander in army, high political or government dignitary respected by good people. He will have in his hands and feet marks of Conch or Sword. His body will be beautiful, will eat delicious food and will be virtuous. He will possess all good qualities of planet Mars and he will be helpful for his friends and a nightmare for his foes.
NOTE: In common practice, Mars comes into Aries, Scorpio, and Capricorn in gaps of few months. Therefore it is a common yoga and considering the great results associated with it, we can’t expect them to work fully functioning in horoscopes, whenever present.
RUCHAKA YOGA works well in all Cardinal houses but since Mars gets digbali in 10th house which is a house of honors. RUCHAKA YOGA performs better here than other houses. Also, it works well in ascendant because from ascendant Mars aspects 4th & 8th house whose significations are in symphony with Mars.
Here with example horoscopes, you will see variation in results of RUCHAKA YOGA.
Let me give you a glimpse here.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar have Mars in Scorpio in ascendant and he is a very sporty person who loves to do stunts. Not to forget he is a black belt holder in martial arts.
Now another Bollywood actor Salman Khan have RUCHAKA YOGA due to the exaltation of Mars in 10th house. He is known to have the biggest influence on people who are working with him and is kind of boss where ever he goes. Though he does have an interest in body building but mars is acting differently in his horoscope. In 10th house, RUCHAKA YOGA gave him a persona where people tend to accept his authority and authority comes from the 10th house.
Unlike in Akshay Kumar case where authority is absent but other traits of Mars are fully present there. This way you can judge the effects of RUCHAKA YOGA in different houses.
One thing to note that is RUCHAKA YOGA in 4th house of Libra ascendant natives doesn’t work properly.
I have seen people of Libra ascendant natives with RUCHAKA YOGA in 4th house. They have a tendency to hold grudges and tend to back bite.
Though the whole actual result will depend on many factors but if you see 4th house RUCHAKA YOGA in Libra ascendant but do give a thought before giving any judgment on Ruchaka Yoga for them.
Just like interpretation any other yoga, here Mars should be free from following afflictions, otherwise, results of RUCHAKA YOGA Yoga may not be there or may manifest in less quantity.
1.Mars should not be combust.
2.Should not be defeated in planetary war.
3.Mars should not be afflicted by natural malefic like Saturn, Rahu or Ketu.
4.Mars should not be afflicted by the lord of 6th, 8th or 12th house.
5.Mars should not be debilitated in navamsa.
Above five parameters are very important and should be checked before judging Ruchaka Yoga results. Also, do check ashtakvarga bindus of Mars, if they are more than 5 then RUCHAKA YOGA will work properly. Also, affliction of Rahu or Ketu may make one a dictator or someone who likes to induce his will on others and also such affliction makes one very cruel also.
There are many popular public figures who have RUCHAKA YOGA working in fully in their horoscopes.
Salman Khan have Ruchaka Yoga in 10th house which is a strongest Kendra house in astrology. Mars is his ascendant lord and is aspecting ascendant from its position making Ruchaka Yoga very effective in his horoscope and allowed him to enjoy super success in his career.
This example shows how holistic approach is needed in astrology readings, Rushdie is a writer and Ruchaka yoga gave him the courage to write things which are controversial in nature. His Ruchaka yoga didn’t make him a soldier, minister, builder or a sportsman and Ruchaka gave its flavor in his writing.
It’s a classic example of afflicted Ruchaka & Gajakesari Yoga, Hitler was blessed with courage and administrative abilities due strong Ruchaka Yoga but he used it for wrong purpose.
A good example where Ruchaka Yoga is in symphony with the destiny of native, she is the owner of lands and palaces. She also has Neechabhanga Rajyoga in her ascendant which is further strengthening Ruchaka Yoga in her Horoscope.
One thing to note is that Ruchaka Yoga is common in the horoscope of individuals related with glamor filed. This may be due to the fact that Mars represent sex & attraction and these two are the core of glamor industry.
Ruchaka Yoga is in the ascendant and he has great amount of courage in him. He is a fitness freak and do his stunts by himself which is a trait of planet Mars.
I guess with examples of Ruchaka Yoga you can easily make how good its effects are but the golden rule of planetary strength applies here also which means Mars if weak in strength it will lead to less effective results of Ruchaka yoga.