Birth (Nitya) Yogas
The 27 Birth Yogas (Dina, Nitya or Surya Siddhant Yogas) are based upon the distance between the Sun and the Moon in the Birth Chart. If we take 360° and divide by 27 we get13°20'. For each 13.20° a Yoga is formed. It is the combination of the Sun + Moon that is at the core of our birth (Atman/Jiva + Mind).
This yoga gives a clue to the innate quality of the individual coming into this creation.
These yogas can help in predicting general behavior, temperament and other characteristics of the native. Out of the 27 Nitya Yogas 9 are considered inauspicious (astrologically).
To calculate Nitya simply add the longitude of Moon to the longitude of Sun and divide by 13 degrees 20 minutes.
N.B. Other views (in italics) are included beneath the traditional view; which, being somewhat brief, may not necessarily reflect the full intent of the yoga.
The 27 Birth Yogas
1. Vishkumbha Yoga: 00 - 13:20 (inauspicious)
One born with this yoga is said to have a lovely appearance and is fond of his kinfolk (family). This yoga is said to produce a wealthy person skilfull in all undertakings.
'Though astrology considers it inauspicious but native born in this yoga may possess best qualities and good fortune. He is usually very smart, beautiful and intelligent. They do not have to face any financial problems as they are economically secure. This combination favors a happy family life. Also, the native can easily influence the people with his personality and has a big social circle. This yoga makes the native very intelligent.'
One born with this yoga is fond of movements, eloquent in speech, endowed with wealth, grains, virtues and is resolute in his/her undertakings. Endowed with spouse and gains happiness and honors.
'The name itself indicates that its natives will be lively, inquisitive and work in a sporty spirit. They are beauty worshipers. This combination creates a leaning aptitude towards opposite sex and they develop good relationship with them. They are clever and know how to achieve success in life.'
One born with this yoga is versed in justice or policy making. Is of firm disposition and fond of eating ( this usually includes all the senses, not just the stomach filling actions). These individuals will be devoted to their work and will be endowed with all kinds of pleasures (the fruit of their work).
'The native will have a long life in comparison to others. They are very fond of poetry and music. They are born with wealth and do not face financial problems. They are physically strong and they have the capability to defeat enemies in a combat.'
One born with this yoga will be gregarious (speak a lot) with auspicious words and expressions. Wealth will be acquired by fair means, yet he/she will be devoid of virtues. Highly intelligent and fortunate; will be fond of scents (of the nose).
'A native who is born with this yoga truly carries the meaning of this yoga i.e. they get an amazing fortune. People praise their qualities as they have various inborn talents. This combination creates a tendency of getting attracted to the opposite sex and they may find beautiful people irresistible.'
One born with this yoga is gifted with intelligence, rich in virtues with a pure heart yet troubled by grief. This person will have sons.
'A native of this yoga is beautiful and attractive. He is very prudent in doing tasks and completes them almost perfectly. His or her spouse will be very attractive and will possess good qualities. This auspicious yoga gives the native full satisfaction from the children’s part. Person born in this yoga may be slightly aggressive.'
One born with this yoga will be of blaming character yet heroic, truthful and charitable; This individual will also be interested in the spouse of others i.e. passion or prone to lust.
'This yoga is counted amongst the inauspicious yogas. A Native born with this yoga may cause difficulties and problems for his or her mother. He has a temperament which is not good for his family’s honor. His family may have to suffer many problems due to it.'
One born with this yoga will be efficient in all undertakings, endowed with wealth, grains (plenty of food) and virtues. This individual will be proficient in business matters; also passionate or prone to lust.
'Natives born in this yoga believe in religious works. They are excellent workers and have decent and simple nature. This yoga makes them compassionate and caring towards people. People usually love them for their behavioral qualities and kind-heartedness. This combination gives the person a magnificent fortune.'
One born with this yoga will be fond of scents, affluent; tends to blame others and interested in others' women (others' men for the female native).
'This is an auspicious yoga. Natives of this yoga are very patient. They don’t get excited quickly and make their decisions wisely. This yoga blesses them with sound health. Normally they are talented and wise. They live a peaceful family life and achieve success in the society.'
9. Shoola (or Sula) Yoga: 106:40 - 120:00 (inauspicious)
One born with this yoga will be truthful and perform good deeds; be virtuous and fortunate; This person will experience pains ( sharp shooting pains) in the body.
'A person born in this yoga has a religious nature and interested in religious texts. He may acquire great knowledge about religious things but he also has the material desire in him as this yoga makes him good in collecting wealth too. Even though it gives so many good qualities and happy moments yet this yoga has its malefic part too as the native may have an unhappy life.'
One born with this yoga will be talkative ( garrulous ), very truthful, sagacious, proud, agreeable in speech and will gain (beget) auspicious effects.
'People born in this yoga may lead a problematic life. They may worry too much about their health and may have to face some real health problems in their life. Natives of Gand yoga have a short stature with a big head. They are physically very strong and love to indulge in lavish activities.'
One born with this yoga will be highly intelligent, greatly heroic, truthful, winner of his/her senses, firm in speech and pure.
'Natives of this yoga have an attractive physique and nature. This yoga gives prosperity and imparts some fine character traits in native’s nature. The influence of this yoga is not limited to the native only but it is seen in the character of his wife and son also as they will possess a good attitude.'
One born with this yoga will indulge in sinful iniquitous, perhaps wicked deeds; yet be devoid of trouble from enemies and be firm in speech and highly intelligent.
'A person born in this yoga has a calm nature. He or she is very focused in whatever they do. This Yoga gives physical strength along with an affluent life. The person gets love from almost every sphere of society for his composed nature and is blessed with a long life.'
One born with this yoga will be foolish and unclean (dirty), thievish, cruel and very proud; has a number of enemies, yet this person will be devoted (resolute) to his/her undertakings.
'Persons born in this yoga are expert in doing various works. Their proficiency in multiple activities is appreciated in the society. They are very talented and skilled people. For these qualities in their character, they become famous and achieve success in their life.'
One born with this yoga will be crooked in disposition, therefore untruthful; endowed with much happiness, mighty and be a tiller.
'Astrology considers this yoga very auspicious. It is said that natives of this yoga are very fortunate. Their birth yoga makes them meritorious and scholarly in many subjects. They are expert in the Shashtras/Classics. They are well-respected in the society for these qualities.'
One born with this yoga will not be charitable, yet wealthy but miserly and cruel; he/she will speak a villager's language; this person will also indulge in fiercely sinful acts.
'The characteristic of this yoga is that it gives immense strength to its native especially to the hands. The physical power and the stamina which are obtained from this yoga make the natives very skilled in physical endeavors. They are very courageous and strong and experts in handling weapons.'
One born with this yoga will enjoy pleasures, be happy and wealthy, endowed with good qualities and strongly impassioned; the person will also speak sparingly.
'A native with Siddha yoga will be proficient in every occupation. He has a dedicative and attentive nature and is normally capable to do almost everything with equal skill. They are beautiful and lead a happy life. The compassionate nature makes them help and donate to disabled and poor people. However, this yoga can cause health problems.'
17. Vyatipata yoga: 213:20 - 226:40 (inauspicious)
One born with this yoga will be unstable with respect to his undertakings, be a minister, solicitous (anxious or concerned) in disposition, quarrelsome and a fool in arguments.
'Natives with this yoga experience a very problematic childhood. They face many difficulties in their formative days of life. Gradually their experiences of life develop a unique quality of transforming sorrows into happiness. They begin to receive happiness and joyous moments in their youth days and finally they achieve success in life.'
One born with this yoga will be offered/entitled to much honour, be wealthy; the person will be the source( the cause) of happiness for others; the person will be boastful.
'The natives with this yoga are very good in music, dance, creativity and other art forms. If they try their career in these fields, they can achieve quick success. They are very determined and take rest only after achieving their goals. This yoga makes them strong and powerful individuals.'
One born with this yoga will be of the teaching profession; bad conduct will arise, somewhat miserly, fickle, endowed with lust; also honour, adventurous and kindness will be part of this native.
'The natives of this yoga are intelligent and possess knowledge of many subjects. The inputs of this yoga can be seen in their personality as they are very talented and wise. With their varied knowledge they become famous and earn honor for themselves and their family. They are soft spoken people, and enjoy the fruits of family life.'
One born with this yoga will be fond of visiting pilgrimages, will observe chastity ( being pure or chaste) , will have sons and wealth.
'Native of this yoga are very intelligent and work for the welfare of the people. They are above any material desire and selflessly devote themselves to other people’s problems. They have a true heart and the inborn wisdom in their character and thus gains respect from the society.'
One born with this yoga will be will be a secret advisor of some sort, skillful in business, good in heart and justly disposed.
'People born in this yoga have an enthusiasm to perform tantra-mantra. They worship the related god for this purpose. They have an attractive and an intelligent spouse and will also have enough wealth to live a comfortable life.'
One born with this yoga will have various kinds of callings (activities), be faithful to his master, highly intelligent and liberal minded.
'This yoga makes the character of the native determined and confident. Patience is a special characteristic trait in them and they wait for the fruits of their labor without much worry. They make well-thought decisions.'
One born with this yoga will be very fortunate, truthful, righteous, bereft of anger, very pure, modest and will be the cause of happiness to others.
'As the name suggest it is actually a very auspicious yoga. Natives with this yoga are very beautiful, intelligent and talented. They have abundant wealth and never face any financial problem throughout the life. They are very generous donators and have deep respect for learned and religious people.'
One born with this yoga will be truthful, very intelligent, beautiful (handsome), famous and learned in the scriptures and arts.
'Natives of Shukla yoga are expert in almost every art form. They are very fond of poetry and may become poets themselves. They are very educated people and have a courageous soul. This yoga gives them financial security. They rule people’s heart with their bright personality.'
One born with this yoga will be agreeable in speech, very strong, devoted to sacred knowledge, or befriend Brahmanas, resolute in his undertakings, pure and valorous.
'This yoga is considered very auspicious for the natives born in it. They gain knowledge from Vedas and Classics from other religions. Besides this they are very proficient in other topics too. They have deep faith in the Supreme Almighty and possess a pious heart. In fact, they are favorable gurus.'
One born with this yoga will be successful and righteous, excel in all undertakings and be wealthy and famous.
'Natives born in this yoga have a good fortune. These people are very wealthy and have some of the finest personality traits. They enjoy their family life to its fullest. But this yoga has a malefic side as it may limit the longevity of the native.'
27. Vaidhriti yoga: 346:40 - 360:00 (inauspicious)
One born with this yoga will be miserly and very garrulous. For the initial part of his life very fickle minded.
'This yoga gives cheerfulness and positive energy to its native. He performs the assigned task with a sporty spirit. His nature has some nice qualities. The Yoga makes the person very helpful and generous, but they may not get the credit they deserve for.'