Sri Sri Ravishankar is a spiritual leader. He is the founder of Art of Living. He invented Sudarshan Kriya, a method of rhythmic breathing which has changed lives of millions of people across the globe. The goal of his foundation is to create a stress-free, violence-free and peaceful world.
I was not attracted to his teachings until last year when I came across his horoscope. I found that his horoscope has a dazzling array of planetary placements which is rare and extraordinary. His horoscope is similar to those ideal charts carved for lord Shri Ram, lord Krishna and Aadi Guru Shankaracharya.
Let’s observe a few points in his horoscope.
I have used 13 May 1956, 00:00 hours, Papanasam, Tamil Nadu, India as birth details, courtesy Astrosage.com. We see Capricorn rising in ascendant with 16 degrees and 52 minutes, which suggests a fairly strong lagna. Moreover, the ascendant lord Saturn is retrograde and located with it great friend Rahu(the north node of Moon!) Classical texts suggest that a retrograde malefic confers benefic results and vice versa. Though it is worthy of being noticed that Saturn is located in its enemy(Mars’) sign. Mars is also located in its exaltation sign owned by Saturn in Lagna, which creates a wonderful Rashi-Parivartana Yoga giving strength to both of the planets, not to mention the Ruchaka Mahapurusha Yoga created by Mars alone which makes him a great leader and confers great physical strength and yogic powers to him!
You can see in the chart above that 4 planets are in the exaltation signs. Sun, Mars, Moon and Jupiter are located in their exaltation signs, which is a rare combination. Some classical texts say that even though 4 exalted planets suggest a great Raja Yoga–combination for power and prosperity–it also makes one a great renunciate. A true renunciate is a true king and only a king can be a true renunciate.
Moon is also located with the retrograde Saturn in Navamsa–this also creates detachment in him. Moon is located with Ketu in the Lagna and this suggests that he will be detached from the close relations.
As you can see in the Swamsa chart below Jupiter is the Atmakaraka. Jupiter as Atmakaraka suggests a spiritual guru. It’s in the Pisces navamsa which suggests a pious soul who does meritorious deeds and attains final liberation as per the BPHS and Jaimini Sutram. Atmakaraka Jupiter is located in the seventh house in Lagna and aspects lagna fully which suggests a balanced life.
The 10th house in Swamsa has benefic planet Venus which suggests the native would be wealthy, sagacious and intelligent.
The ascendant nakshatra is Shravana ruled by Moon and Moon’s nakshatra is Mrigasira ruled by the Mars. Lagna lord Saturn is in enemy’s sign but being retrograde it gives auspicious results. Rahu and Ketu are debilitated but cancellation of debility makes strong Neecha-Bhanga Raja Yogas. Rest of the planets are either exalted or in the signs of great friends, making this chart a great horoscope!
Some key yogas are:
Caused by the exalted Sun in the fourth house. Fourth house represents mind. A planet in its own or exaltation sign or a benefic like Moon, Venus, Jupiter or Mercury here with strength suggests a person who stays away from secrecy and hypocrisy.
The lord of the navamsa sign containing the 10th lord is strong and there is a mutual link between the 9th and the 10th lord. The lord of the 10th is Venus and located in the sign Sagittarius in the Navamsa. Lord Jupiter is well placed in the 7th house in its exaltation sign and the lord of the 9th Mercury is related to the 10th Venus in another wonderful Rashi-Parivartan Dharma-Karmadhipati Yoga.
This yoga suggests a person engaged in meditation and spiritual pursuits.
The lagna or lagna lord are aspected by the 9th lord which is in a kendra or trikona. Here Mercury being a 9th lord is placed in the 5th house which is a trikona and it aspects the lagna lord Saturn which is in the 11th house.
This yoga suggests that a person is charitable in nature and in some way or other connected to charitable institutes. If he is well-off or raja-yogas are present in the chart(which are obviously present here) he might be a very charitable person serving society.
This is a rare yoga which gets formed when benefics occupy 5th, 6th and 7th houses(Mercury, Moon, Venus and Jupiter) and malefics occupy lagna(Mars), 3rd and 11th(Saturn, Rahu) houses. The person is widely renowned, a king or a leader, a well-wisher of masses and given to religious and pious pursuits.
Sarir Saukhya Yoga
Ruchaka Panchmahapurusha Yoga
Hamsa Panchamahapurusha Yoga