Kaal Sarp Dosh has become a favorite of many Astrologers and is catching up very fast with the others. Almost every third or fourth person is being told that there is Kaal Sarp Dosh in his Horoscope. And all the failures, setbacks, delays, mental agony and so many other things are happening due to the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in the Horoscope. Which is absolutely not the case because if everything is to be decided only by two planets namely Rahu and Ketu, then what are the other Seven planets doing in your Horoscope. So don’t be afraid at all if someone tells you that there is Kaal Sarp Dosh in your Horoscope. It does not mean the end of the world. And before we go any further let’s see what is the general definition of Kaal Sarp Dosh.
First of all let me tell you that Kaal Sarp Yoga and Kaal Sarp Dosh are one and the same thing. When in a Horoscope, all the seven planets namely Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Mercury and Saturn are placed between Rahu-Ketu Axis i.e North and South nodes of Moon, then Kaal Sarp Dosh or Kaal Sarp Yoga is said to be formed in that horoscope. Depending upon the placement of Rahu and Ketu in the Horoscope, the effects of Kaal Sarp Dosh may differ and the persons having Kaal Sarp Dosh in their horoscope may suffer accordingly. For example, a person may suffer with delayed marriage or disturbance in married life due to the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in his horoscope, whereas some other person may feel obstacles in his professional life due to the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in his horoscope, someone else may get some serious disease or diseases due to presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in his horoscope and someone may not be having a child due to the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in his horoscope. So the effect of Kaal Sarp Dosh will be different for every horoscope depending upon the placement and strength of Rahu and Ketu among some other factors in a horoscope.
However the most important thing to notice is that in some cases all the planets come between Rahu and Ketu Axis, But still there is no Kaal Sarp Dosh formed in the Horoscope. There are some other aspects in a Horoscope which must be confirmed for the formation of Kaal Sarp Dosh. This Dosh can not be confirmed by the mere placement of planets between Rahu and Ketu in a Horoscope. On the other hand, in some cases, some of the seven planets may be placed outside Rahu-Ketu axis in a Horoscope but still Kaal Sarp Dosh may be present in the horoscope. Therefore all the signs for the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh must be confirmed before predicting the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in a Horoscope. And once the presence of Kaal Sarp Dosh in a horoscope is confirmed, the first thing to consider is, what aspects of the person’s life having Kaal Sarp Dosh in his horoscope are going to be affected, because even if Kaal Sarp Dosh is present in someone’s horoscope, it would only affect some aspects of the life of that person and it does not affect every aspect of his life as there are many other planets also which are to be considered before predicting all the aspects of someone’s life. After that the timing of Kaal Sarp Dosh is calculated, which would tell, at what time of his life this Dosh would gain its complete strength. And then the strength of Kaal Sarp Dosh is checked to predict the quantum of damages done by this Dosh. Any good or bad Yoga in a Horoscope does not give its proper results if it is not strong enough or lacks strength. So the strength of a Yoga has to be seen before predicting good or bad results of that Yoga. For example, let’s assume that Kaal Sarp Dosh is present in someone’s horoscope but it is only 20-30% in strength and then the time by which this Dosh will gain its full strength which can not be more than 30% in this case is calculated which is let assume 32nd year of this person’s life. Let’s further assume that in this case Kaal Sarp Dosh is mainly affecting the marriage or married life of this person. Based on the above suppositions, Kaal Sarp Dosh will only show its bad effect for that person after the age of 32 and with a strength not more than 30% of its full strength. So in this case it is expected that the person will suddenly start feeling problems in his married life after the age of 32. But as the strength of Kaal Sarp Dosh is not very much, so in this case it is likely that the marriage would remain disturbed but is likely to continue as the Kaal Sarp Dosh present in this person’s horoscope is not very strong. And if the same Kaal Sarp Dosh is having a strength of more than 80% but the time of activation and it’s field of application remain the same as above, then it is very likely that this person would at least get a divorce after 32 years of his age and in the worst case his wife or wives may keep on dying. But such a powerful Kaal Sarp Dosh is not seen in every third or fourth horoscope and it comparatively rare.
To have an approximate idea, Kaal Sarp Dosh of a strength which is more than 70% is seen only in about 1 out of 30 horoscopes. And even if a strong Kaal Sarp Dosh is found in a horoscope, its field of impact and its timing of impact is to be calculated before making any predictions. Sometimes a very strong Kaal Sarp Dosh is present in a person’s horoscope which is affecting his professional life, but which is sleeping till the person reaches the age of 51. In this case, the affected person would keep on leading his routine life and can be very successful depending upon the presence of some good Yogas in his horoscope. But as he enters his 52nd year, Kaal Sarp Dosh is activated and the person is supposed to face sudden financial losses and then remain financially ruined for the rest of his life and is not likely to get any major relief until some external forces are applied to reduce the effect of Kaal Sarp Dosh. These external forces are called astrological remedies and they can reduce the quantum of the damage done by Kaal Sarp Dosh. But it is very important to note that a Kaal Sarp Dosh of a strength more than 70% can not be completely cured with any astrological remedy in most of the cases. Only its strength can be reduced so that the affected person may feel some relief from very bad effects of Kaal Sarp Dosh.