A horoscope that shows Moon (Chandra) in conjunction with Saturn (Shani) in any house then it is known as Vish Yog/Dosha. Again, when Shani comes in Rohini and Shavana nakshatra it forms Vish Yog OR when Moon comes in Pushya and Uttara Bhadrapada nakshatra it forms this inauspicious Yog. Apart from this whenever the Maha Dasha of Moon and the Antardasha of Shani come together or vice versa this period is also known as Vish Yog.
How is Vish Yoga formed in a horoscope?: A combined placement of different planets in a house forms a Yog/Dosha. Similarly, Vish Yog is created/formed due to the following placements of Moon and Saturn:
• Moon and Saturn are associated in one house of a birth chart.
• Saturn and Moon are in mutual aspect (Saturn’s seventh aspect, Sadhesati, on Moon). Saturn’s 3rd and 10th aspect forms a milder form of Vish Yog.
• When Moon and Saturn exchange houses (known as Parivartana Yoga).
• Some experts agree that people born with peak Sadesati in their birth chart will also suffer from Vish Yog.
The positive side of Vish Yoga: Though Vish Yoga brings a lot of difficulties to the life of a person, it also works for the other side of the spectra. People who are living a simple life and dedicated to spiritual upliftment then the same dreaded Vish Yog turns out to be the best yog in their birth chart. It helps to detach them from materialistic life, gives power to develop a meditative mind and inclination to serve all other living beings. They do not like the company of extremists and prefer solitude and are quite happy in their own company. Vish Yog does not create any obstacles for such people as well as gives a hint that the person would be quite happy with his/her limited needs. As per available astrological data, many legends and saints had Vish Yog in their charts. Swami Vivekananda and Rishi Aurobindo are two extra-ordinary human beings/saints with Vish yog in their birth chart.
Negative effects of Vish Yog: Astrologically, the characteristics of Moon and Saturn are like milk and poison. It means when two diverse natured planets come together they would cause problems/difficulties. The worst effects of Vish Yog are when Shani-Chandra associate together in the 4th, 8th, and 12th house of a birth chart. Some of the negative effects are listed below:
On mind and body: This dreaded combination of Moon and Saturn creates unnecessary stress, loss of memory, low confidence, insensitivity, irresponsible behavior, etc. Lack of confidence leads to loss of leadership quality, personality disorders, and wrong thinking. The person suffers from diseases related to breathing, chest, lungs, and depression.
On education, career, and profession: Vish yog develops fluctuations of the mind and the person demotivates himself or herself from higher studies which lead to failure in exams. Regular and recurring psychological problems & loss of confidence, obstacles in promotion, unhealthy relations with co-workers, low self-esteem are effects of vish yog which leads to failure in career and profession.
On marriage and love life: During the period of vish yog, a couple may starts fighting unnecessarily. It affects love affairs, relationship with children and dear ones.
On mother’s health: This yog adversely affects the health of the native’s mother. A person may feel unprotected, lack of support from family and may face tension and problem between the native and mother.
Vish Yog in 7th house: This yoga is also known as Punarphoo Dosha and creates a critical condition for marriage and partnership. It creates misunderstanding and disharmony amongst couples that escalate and end with divorce.
Vish Yog in 8th house: Astrologically, this place is called as the house of death. Saturn-Moon Vish Yog affects a person with continuous health problems, accidents, and unknown diseases. These critical conditions make the life of a person frustrating and depressing and the end result is like death or similar conditions.
Remedies for Vish Yog: Vedic astrology provides several remedies to reduce or nullify the Vish yoga. Some of them are:
• Worship Lord Shiva daily, visit a temple of Shiva to offer water on Shivalinga, recite Mahamrityunjay Mantra and Hanuman Chalisa, you will get strength and mental peace to ride over the challenges created by Vish Yog.
• Worship Lord Shani every Saturday and Lord Moon every Monday to gain mental strength and to reduce the negative effects of this yog.
• Vish Yog nivaran puja – It is helpful to reduce the malefic effects of Saturn and Moon as well to establish a good relationship with near and dear ones.
Mantras to reduce effects of Vish Yog:
Vish Yog Dosh Nivaran Mantra:
“Dadhi Shankhar Tusha Raambham Shiro Daarnav Sambhavam
Namami Shashinam Somam Shambhomukut Bhushama”
Shani Mantra: “Nilanjana samabhasam raviputram yamagrajam,
chaya martanda sambhutam tam namami shaishcharam”
Chandra Mantra: “Om Shraang Shreeng Shroung Sah Chandramase Namah”
Summary: The association of planets such as Saturn and Moon in a birth chart forms Vish Yog. It creates lots of problems and obstacles in a person’s professional and personal life. It is better to consult an expert/astrologer to understand the reason behind this yoga, its favorable and unfavorable conditions as well as remedies to nullify its bad effects. Worshipping Lord Shiva, Lord Shani and Lord Chandra not only helps to reduce the effects of this dosha but also brings peace and wellness in life.