So, Paap-Kartari literally means Paap = Malefic and Kartari means Scissor, means scissor of malefic planets.
Malefic planets are Rahu, Ketu, Saturn and Mars. Paap Kartari Yoga happens when one house of a horoscope is surrounded by malefic planets on either side. Like in the picture given, 2nd house has Rahu and 4th house has Saturn, so these two malefic planets are surrounding 3rd house in between. So, these two malefic planets will now work as Scissor and cut off the results of 3rd house (which are communication, marketing, business or younger siblings etc). If there is a planet sitting in 3rd house, then these two malefic planets will reduce the result of that planet too. But in actual sense, this yoga means if this person wants to achieve success in business then he has to put the real labour to get any kind of result in his business. So, this yoga actually makes a person very rough and tough as they come to realise that nothing comes easy in life.
Effects of this yoga can be reduced to a great deal if benefic planets are sitting with these malefics. Benefic planets are Jupiter, Venus and waxing Moon. So, if in this horoscope Rahu is sitting in 2nd house with Jupiter and Saturn is in 4th house with Venus, then the malefic results of this yoga gets reduced considerably. Similarly, in this horoscope, if Jupiter aspects at 3rd house then it can save the house from malefic impact of Rahu and Saturn Scissor. Last but not the least, if person is going through Jupiter Mahadasha, he won't feel the impact of Paap Kartari Yoga that much.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer
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