Looking at a horoscope, can you determine the present state of consciousness, or how advanced the soul is?


While there are no specific shlokas that exist which throw the light on the soul, I have often seen a few combinations that hint strongly at the kind of person the native is.

We can safely assume that a person with a higher soul would be a better human being and would have less ego.

Here are a few things that I have found:

High souls:

Ketu in 12 th house: These are mostly the highest kinds of souls you can get. They are ready for enlightenment and are often very spiritual. They are usually very nice as people and are unconsciously aware that karma does exist and hardly ever hurt anyone.

Sun + Ketu: This makes a person a “Sweetheart” they don’t have an ego and often feel the pain of others. Some of my closest friends have this yoga and they are some of the nicest people you would ever meet.

Impact of Benefics (especially Jupiter and moon) on Langna: Jupiter and/or moon sitting in langa, aspecing lagna or lagna having impact of good Planets often shows a kind and gentle soul who wants to help others.

Lower souls:

These are people full of ego, self obsessed and often cruel. They can be identified with below yogas in their charts:

Sun + Rahu: These are self-entitled ego maniacs. They want things because they exist and their will should be done. Normally they are thankless and ruthless. Everything that they desire should come to them because they are “they”. Moreover they are NEVER WRONG. Especially if this combination falls in Langa.

Malefic impact on Lagna (especially Rahu): Now I have often seen Rahu in the first house people being self obsessed and bent upon proving themselves right. They wonder why they don’t get support from others. The addition of more melafic Planets like Saturn would add to the meanness and egomania. Such combination has been called “Rakshas Yoga” in the books.

Again: Look at chart as a whole don’t make opinions based upon a single planet.

God Bless,

G. Vijay Kumar

Honestastrologer | Online astrology service provider, Astrology blog


  1. During Rahu Mahadasha why one fails in exams? Why the children who happened to be intelligent earlier face many failures in education in their Rahu Sasha?

        1. @admin I am not getting option to reply to ur comment however I am getting option to reply to the guy that commented above u whom u replied to. I have same placement of mercury and rahu in 4th house conjuct I’m gemini ascendant and I have same question so I am giving you the details:

          As for your question “what dasha and what exam”, they are MBBS second and third year final university exams,the dasha was RAHU MAHADASHA SATURN ANTARDASHA… Started in May (beginning/mid) 2017 ending in mid March 2020….Took two years to clear all second year exams, recently failed in third year after that, antardasha ending in next 5-12 days approx… Mercury antardasha is starting, I have to give third year again in June – July 2020…everytime uptil now except for once all backlog occured within 10 marks of passing marks with the exception of one subject back in 2017 once failed it by 13-15 marks… But rest all times all within 10 marks, almost passing and missing everytime… While I admit that I wasn’t necessarily the most focused (depression, health issues, messed up relationships and priorities just a very dark and scary time in life overall, I am surprised I didn’t kill myself) (SATURN WAS IN 7TH HOUSE SAGGITARIUS GAVE ONLY 2 POINTS IN ASHTAKVARGA) I still worked hard and this is what I got in return… Always within passing range but missing the mark… Also I would like to say August 2019 onwards was better period was finally happy rid of unhappy relationship albeit with a tough breakup and bad family involvement but finally cleared second year was focused on third yr the best I could but still Dec 2019 i failed them… Am still not distracted or anything was attending college and missed exams and all of that diligently after result & now started studying for third year again and mercury antardasha starting in a week or two… How will it be? I have NEVER faced so much academic difficulty in my life before this I would always do well or at least not take so long to pass I mean backlog here and there is fine just clear and move on but it was continuous and never ending for me and I don’t wish to or hope that will continue now that mercury antardasha is finally here… Hoping for your reply @admin….

        2. I would ahve to look at entire chart to make any comments. However, i would suggest let the tough times pass. Wheel of time keeps rotating…Mercury Antardasha should help you with intellectual pursuits.

        3. I also forgot to add my natal saturn placement… Rahu and mercury conjunct in 4th house virgo u already know…. My saturn in natal chart is RETROGRADE in 10th house pisces with ketu conjunction… I am sorry I did not post this comment earlier I forgot and just remembered… But please use all the information I have given you to answer my question!! I have tried to answer urs with most relevant detail so u can answer properly…

  2. Does every one go through rahu and ketu dasha ? Or either one ? What if ketu dasha over and at the age of 60 s rahu is gonna start will the person die ?

  3. I hope u received both of my replies since it’s only showing the lastest one after I submitted it and refreshed page… Awaiting ur answer soon…

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