Neechabhanga Rajyoga

In astrology, there are signs where planets get debilitated which in Hindi means “neecha” and is termed as powerless and when such debility gets annulled by some special planetary alignments then it’s called Neecha bhanga.

When such “neecha bhang condition” converts into raja yoga then it is called “neecha bhang rajyoga”.

Clearly, there is a difference between neecha bhang and neccha bhang raj yoga.

In simple words, neecha bhang rajyoga is a state where a planet in a state of neecha bhang achieves capabilities to bless a native with the rise in life.

Sages have given some combinations where a planet overcomes the weakness due to its debilitation.

Though sign placement of planets should be checked in D3, D7, D9, D10, and D12 also, most importantly in navamsa (d-9).

Logic is simple here, a planet stays in debilitation for long periods like in the case of Saturn it is up to 2.5 years hence we just can’t declare any planet weak just cause of its D-1 placement.

For a better picture of the strength of a planet best is to look Shadbala calculations where the positional strength of planets is taken into account after assessment of Division charts.

One more important thing which can’t be overlooked is ashtakvarga strength as a planet.

If a planet is getting more than 4 points in its own ashtakvarga then it is considered as strong and capable to deliver results.

Rules Which Converts Neech Bhang Into Neech Bhang Rajyoga

As per Phaladeepika, the following parameters should be checked to find if a debilitated planet is getting Neechabhang or not.

1. Ruler of the sign occupied by the debilitated planet is in a Kendra position from the Moon or the Lagna.

For example, suppose your Venus is debilitated which means it is in Virgo.

Then the lord of Virgo which is Mercury should be in Kendra i.e houses 1,4,7,10 from ascendant or from Moon.

2. The ruler of the sign where the debilitated planet achieves exaltation is in a Kendra position from the Moon or Lagna.

For example, Mars is debilitated which means Mars is in the Cancer sign. Now Mars gets exalted in the sign of Capricorn whose lord is Saturn. Therefore to have cancellation of debilitation Saturn should be Kendra house i.e 1,4,7,10 from ascendant or from Moon.

3. If the ruler of the sign is occupied by the debilitated planet aspects of the planet.

Example If Saturn is debilitated which means it is in Aries then to achieve cancel of debilitation Mars needs to aspect Saturn.

4. The planet which will be exalted in the sign where a planet is getting debilitated is present in a Kendra from the Moon or the Lagna.

Example If Jupiter is debilitated which means it is a sign of Capricorn. Now Mars achieves exaltation in a sign of Capricorn and therefore Mars should be present in Kendra houses 1,4,7,10 from ascendant or from Moon to give cancel of debilitation to Jupiter.

5. If the debilitated planet is exalted in the Navamsha.

This is a common but a major rule since navamsa is a micro chart and holds the essence of D-1, therefore, planets placement needs to check here properly.

6. When debilitated and exalted planets are in the same sign.

For example, Venus is in Virgo with Mercury. Here Venus is debilitated whereas Mercury is exalted giving Neechabhanga to Venus.

•There are many renowned personalities who have debilitated planets but still, they achieved a lot in their life.

•As per traditional texts, 2 or more planets in the sign of their debilitation make one sick, poor and immoral.

But if you see horoscope likes of the famous painter Pablo Picasso.

You will find 6 planets in debilitation this makes us wonder what really is happening here.

Obviously, this needs more introspection and not to forget there are other factors also which work simultaneously apart from debilitation and exaltation of planets.

Usually out of 100 Neecha bhang only 2 or 3 converted to Neecha bhang raj yoga.

Neecha bhang raj yoga is an asset for other Traditional Raj Yoga.

In Order to have full results of  Neecha bhang raj yoga, you need rajyoga like Kendra – Tine or other powerful special rajyoga.

Neechabhanga Raj Yoga will never work in isolation.

It is yoga that helps you to take advantage of crisis just like Vipreet Rajyoga but to take advantage of such situations you need to possess some abilities better than others which come from Rajyoga like a relationship between Kendra and Trines house lords or other yogas like Panchmahapurush, Vishnu Yoga, etc.

There is a more important point that is hidden in ashtakvarga.

As per ashtakvarga, if a planet even if debilitated has more than 4 benefic bindus in its own ashtakvarga then it tends to give good results.

In fact, ashtakvarga score of all planets should be checked before giving results on planets.

Ashtakvarga bindus is a measurement of benefic results of planets and the strength of planets can also be judged from it.

Neechabhanga Rajyoga is clearly seen in the horoscope of Pablo Picasso.

It’s a unique horoscope and shows how intriguing astrology can be.

In Picasso’s horoscope Sun, Moon, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu are debilitated.

Usually, you should not pay much attention to the debilitation of slow-moving planets like Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, and Jupiter.

Since they stay in debilitation for long periods and millions of people born around those years will have debilitated slow-moving planets.

Here navamsa placement should be given more importance since navamsa changes in 9 minutes the factor of rarity comes into play.

Always remember occasional placements have more importance say than regular ones.

So in Picasso’s horoscope Venus the planet of art is debilitated in the 3rd house and the sign where Venus gets exaltation is Pisces whose lord Jupiter is in the quadrant from Moon.

This makes Venus cancel its debility.


Now how it’s converted to Neechabhanga Rajyoga?

1. Venus is in the 3rd house which has high ashtakvarga score i.e 33.

2. In its own ashtakvarga, Venus hhas6 out of 8 benefic bindus, such Venus is highly praised in traditional texts.

3. Venus is aspected by Jupiter.

All these three points are making Venus bless him with good results.

Here though Venus is debilitated but Jupiter is giving neechabhanga and being in the house of hands, paintings that are strong in ashtakvarga is pushing Venus to bless him with a great sense of arts.

If you will read the above lines you will get more sense of Neechabhanga and Neechabhanga Raj Yoga.

His artistic talent is also evident from the placement of the 3rd house lord in the 5th house which is a house of imagination.

Imagine a horoscope here with the same debilitated Venus in 3rd but a weak third house & a weak Venus as per ashtakvarga.

Such Venus will not be able to bless the native with art skills at least not at a great level.

There are other Neechabhanga Rajyoga in Picasso’s horoscope.

Saturn is debilitated in the 10th house and Sun is in the 4th house giving it Neechabhanga.

Now this Saturn here again has extraordinary 6 points in its own ashtakvarga.

It’s actually rare that you will see 6 points in Saturn ashtakvarga and Saturn is in the 10th house and giving him worldwide recognition.

So you have seen how neechbhanga in the horoscope of Pablo Piccaso got converted into neechabhanga rajyoga.

Clearly, without other favorable combinations, neechabhanga rajyoga will not be felt by the native.

Also, Neechbhnga Rajyoga when present in full force gives results throughout life irrespective.

In common practice, it has been found that neechbhanga rajyoga between Venus and Mercury is most effective and the simple reason here is the involvement of two benefic planets.

Before ending this article I would like to mention that you can apply these rules to detect neechabhanga rajyoga in navamsha also.

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  1. Dear Sir,

    On the above chart without any ashtakavarga or debilitated venus can make such people as Artist. Now why native have problems. ?

    Its KETU

  2. hello sir

    my dob is 28-10-1990.
    time 1:30am.chennai,india.
    my lagam lord sun in 3rd house with sukra and bhudha.
    tell me about lagam lord neecha raja yogam or not.

  3. My son’s DOB is 08-12-2009 time 4.21pm TUESDAY birth place-Trivandrum





  4. Sir, I have two debilitated planets in my birth chart. Sun and Jupiter.
    Is any one forming neechabhanga rajyog?

    DOB: 8 Nov 1997
    Time: 1:10 AM
    Place : Nedumkandam, Kerala
    Latitude: 9.83 N
    Longitude: 77.15 E

    Plz reply..

  5. Hello sir,

    My birth details are given below.

    DOB – 11/11/1977
    Time: 08:30 AM
    Surat ,Gujarat
    Scorpio Ascendent

    Sun,Venus,Moon and Uranus are in conjunction in the 12th house from the ascendent.

    Debilitated Mars in the 9th house is aspecting the 12th house with its 4th aspect.

    Saturn in the 10th is aspecting the 12th house with its 3rd aspect.

    Jupiter in the 8th house is aspecting the 12th house with its 5th aspect.

    Do i have a neech bang raj yoga in my chart.pls guide.

  6. DOB – 26/10/2009
    Time 12:10 pm
    Star- Thiruvonam
    Place- Kottayam, Kerala

    Plz send the details of this mentioned data.And plz note the Neecha bhang rajayoga in this horoscope.

  7. Hi my DOB: 14th september 1987 at 9:45 PM in Daman, India. I just want to know is there any neech bang raj yog in my birth chart or not please reply

  8. Hello

    My son’s details are as follows

    Time of birth-4:59pm
    Moment of birth(first breath)-5:08pm

    My son is pisces ascendant with a debilitated saturn in 2nd house from lagna in conjunction with jupiter.However the 2nd lord mars is in 10th house from lagna.In the asthakvarga chart he has secured 21 points in 2nd house.Does he have a strong neech bhanga rajyoga?

    1. No, i think he is lacking ashtakvarga bindus in his second house and i can say it is neech bhanga but rajyoga is not looking possible here. But still we need to see the horoscope in a holistic manner then only something solid can be said.

    2. I born in trivandrum on 13_3_1974at 8.20 pm is i have neevhabhamga rajayoga

      1. Hello Ramesh ji, over here i cannot tell you much but Neecha Bhanga Rajyoga is not happening in your horoscope though neecha bhanga is happening. See it needs a holistic analysis and one yoga cannot make or break you. Success happens when other factors also become favorable and work in symphony.

  9. There seem to be Neecha Bhanga in various ways in my Child’s birth chart born on 23-03-2011 in Noida. Kindly Could you enlighten on their positions. If they are good????

  10. Tell me about my yogas? What are they effects and activation time?

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