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12. Uttara Phalguni 

King Francis I in the Royal Blue coronation attire.

Ruled by Sun. (26º 40’ Leo – 10º 00’ Virgo.) Beta (Denebola) & 93-Leonis.

Star of Patronage. Power to give prosperity.

Main Deity: Aryaman 

Greek Deity: The official system was patronage was designed as a way of regulating favours. You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. 

Meaning: The Latter Reddish One, the Grown Fig Tree.

Symbols: Two Back Legs of a Daybed, the colour blue

Shiva & Parvati were married under Uttara Phalguni

Tree – incense: Rudraksha Tree – Wavy Leaf Fig –  Juvri Tree – Khejri or Cineraria Tree,

Body Parts: Lips, Sex Organs, Left Hand

Trimurti: Shiva/Destructive

Gotra/Clan: Sage Palasthya

Gana/Tribe: Human

Varna/Caste: Kshetriya

Motivation/Goal: Moksha

Nature: Fixed

Activity: Balanced

Place:

Guna: Rajasic

Element: Fire

Dosha: Vata

Sex/Gender: Female

Downward Facing

Direction: East

Colour: Bright Blue

Animal: Male cow – Bull

Classical Sources

Rulership: Rules over kind hearted people, those who are pure in conduct, modest, rich, charitable, learned, heretics, kings and those who are devoted to their duties.

Hora Sara: Should Uttara Phalguni be one’s birth Nakshatra, one will be liked by his wife (or by women in general), be fortunate, will lead men, be wise, have income from the sovereign, many wives, will have a liberal mind, have luxuries, and will talk much.

Jataka Parijata: A person born under Uttara Phalguni will be voluptuous, grateful and intelligent and have a lofty sense of honour.

Sage Narada: One born in Uttara Phalguni will  subdue their foes, be happy, will enjoy pleasures, be passionate for association with women, a poet, versed in arts, fond of truth and a scholar.

Brihat Samhita: The person born under the star Uttara Phalguni will be very popular, will earn money by his learning, will be voluptuous and happy.

Varahamihira: Earn through knowledge, well liked, popular, living a life of comfort and luxury.

Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Uttara Phalguni, trouble will befall kings, jaggery, salt, hermits (or mendicants), water and the town of Taksasila (or Taxila), which is an ancient ruin town in Northwest Pakistan. A popular tourist place in modern times listed in Unesco in 1980 while Jupiter was transiting Uttara Phalguni. It has been almost irreparably damaged from war, corruption and neglect. It’s believed the name means “cut off head” which is a reference to the Buddha who, in a previous life, cut off his own head to feed a hungry lion near this town. It was famous as a center of higher learning the great political strategist Chanakya, author of the Arthashastra (The knowledge of Economics) taught here. Panini mentions it in his grammar texts, and even the infamous founder (codifier?) of Ayurveda, Charaka, spent time in Taxila. The Mahabharata is said to have been first recited here and it’s claimed to be founded by Bharata who gave it and a neighbouring city to his two sons to govern. Often used as a capital city, it was abandoned around the 5th century. 

Special Considerations

  • Pushkara Navamsha: 26º 40′ to 30º Leo (Sagittarius Navamsha)
  • Pushkara Navamsha: 6º40′ to 10º Virgo (Pisces Navamsha)
  • The 12th Lunar Month of Phalguna (in the Amanta calendar) begins on Pratipada, the day of the new moon on 3 March 2022 (each year will be within a couple of days). This is an auspicious month. The weather is typically pleasant. Arjuna was born during this month. 
    • March 1 – 2 Maha Shivarathri
    • March 2 – Magha Amavasya
    • March 3 – Phalguna Pratipada (day 1 of Phalguna for the  Lunar Amanta Calendar)
    • March 4 – Ramakrishna Jayanti
    • March 8 – International Women’s day
    • March 13-14 – Amalaki Ekadashi
    • March 15 – Meena Sankranti (Sun to Pisces)
    • March 17 – Chhoti Holi: In Varanasi this means we play Holi with the ash of dead and with each body and fire that is blazing on Manikarnika Ghat; the infamous cremation ground of Kashi. 
    • March 18 – Holi, Phalguna Purnima, 
    • March 20 – Vernal Equinox, Bhratri Dwitiya (Sisters celebrate brothers)
    • March 24-25 – Puja and worship Devi Sheetala (8 days after Holi)
    • March 28 – Papmochani Ekadashi
    • March 31 – Amavasya (Dark Moon). Only good for meditation. 

Qualities of Uttara Phalguni

Shiva – Destructive tendencies: Uttara Phalguni tends towards destruction, ending, finalising things. 

Sage Palasthya

Sage Palasthya: He lived alone in a small hut in the top of the Himalayas and spent his days watching everything and everyone in the lands below him. He lived as simply and peacefully as could be. But he had these little girls who kept looking on his mountainside and he did not know what to do about it; but since it was usually only the girls carrying on and making noise he decided that any young girl that came to his hill would get pregnant. The threat worked until one day a hermits daughter, knowing nothing of the news of the world, came frolicking through the forest singing with delightful abandon. Of course she found herself knocked up by this strange curse. When she explained it to her father, he took her back to the forest, found the sage and demanded that he marry her. He was happy to do so. Together they had one son named Vishrava, and he had two very famous children named Kubera and Ravana. Ravana was the king of the Rakshasas. He was the author of the Vishnu Purana, which details fundamental concepts of Jyotish and mythology. He was also the originator of the Puranas: Brahma told him the stories and he passed them down to Sage Parashara. Vishrava, Agastya, Kinnaras and all the Rakshasa were his descendants. He taught the Mangalya sthavam prayer to favour the completion of any jobs in proper fashion and without hindrance. He also taught the proper way of doing Vedic ritual: Take bath, do sandhya vandanam, and collect enough water to sprinkle over the  homa articles and the  house. Do achamana and start the Vedic rituals. 

Note: sandhya vandanam is a small ritual done at sunrise, noon and sunset. For sunrise we have 48 minutes before sunrise and 24 minutes after,  for noon hour sandhya we just have 24 minutes on either side and sunset allows 24 minutes before and 48 after.) Achamana are the purification rituals, nyasas and various preparatory rituals that will be different for different gods and lineages. 

Human: Used in chart matching but since it suggests that humans should marry humans it also points to a critical personality difference amongst people. They say that Devis should also only marry Devis, and that Rakshasas should only marry Rakshashas; but Devi’s and Rakshasas can make a match in some circumstances. Though the Rakshasa partner is sure to bring disgrace to the Devi partner. Why humans are not supposed to marry outside of their clan suggests that it’s perhaps because they have no divine purpose like the other two. The endeavours brought on by these nakshatra’s might be more human endeavours, which also suggests that the time for them may be more limited.  They also say that humans may strive for divinity but the often fail due to their own all too human proclivities. 

Kshetriya: Warrior caste likes battle, leadership, politics, war and sports. Competitive challenging activities that build heat.

Moksha: The goal here is to accept and let go, to release, liberate oneself and others. Expenditure, loss, release are the themes. One usually seeks to go beneath the surface. Expect planets in moksha nakshatra’s to support all kinds of loss, liberation and freedom.

Dhruva – Fixed: slow and steady wins the race. It can be difficult to change the mind of a Rohini and they like to make things that will last. This is a good nakshatra for beginning anything you want to be durable. Ceremonies, weddings, coronations, starting a new job, opening a business, moving into a new home or any one of the 16 samskaras. Construction projects or laying any kind of literal or figurative foundation can begin on this day. Sundays carry this kind of energy suggesting that it’s also a good position for any kind of spiritual practice that you want to be a fixed routine. Rohini, U. Phalguni, U. Ashadha, U. Bhadra are also fixed. 

Balanced: Here we find the balanced approach. Allows free will and fate to meet in the middle. But sometimes even balance can come at the cost of rigidity.

Rajasic: Function through the mind, emotions, intellect in a spiritually active way. They want to satisfy their passion, achieve something, gain something for their effort. 

Fire: rises up, expands, illuminates, transformers burns, cooks, assimilates

    • Fire + Air = cooperation / Earth + Water = Cooperation / Space cooperates with all. 
    • Earth does not cooperate with Fire and impedes Air
    • Water does not cooperate with Air and impedes Fire

Vata:  Air + Ether = Cold, dry, light, moving, subtle, clear, hard, pervasive, rough

    • Flighty, spiritual, thin
    • Disturbed by bitter (Mars), astringent (Saturn), pungent (Sun). 
    • Pacified by sweet (Jupiter) & sour (Venus)

Female: Imparts female characteristics to the live karakas of planets placed here.

East: You might find the auspiciousness of this nakshatra in the east. If the moon is here you might find your place of comfort in the east. With Venus, your symbols of love and beauty and perhaps your girlfriend may be in the east. 

Adho Mukha – Downward Facing: Relates with research, containment, underground activity, digging wells or mines, drilling for oil, digging up the garden or other trenching activities. It may also relate with shame, pessimism or low self worth that causes you to keep your eyes cast downward. In the Case of Uttara Phalguni it relates with the idea of looking down from up high or illuminating from above. Bharani, Krittika, Ashlesha, Magha, Purva Phalguni, Vishakha, Mula, Purva Ashadha, and Purva Bhadra. Planets like Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu share this nature.

Bull / Male Cow (pairs with female cow Uttara Bhadrapada) Libido and competency. Libido refers to willingness and eagerness to have sex; competency refers to the ability to fulfil those aspirations. In humans we also have to consider values, ethics, and perhaps opportunity. But in bulls we mostly just want that strong libido which gives them power & productivity. Their primary job, though, is reproduction, to make strong calves. 

Bulls are famed for their strong libido, as well as making a mess of everything as they go along their way. Bulls are infamously polygamous and a strong bull is happy to impregnate a whole herd of cows. Even scientists studying mating behaviour of bulls for the beef industry joke that the “Single biggest stimulus for a bull to mount is merely the immobile romp of a female (or something similar).” A bit of competition tends to be good for them and increases their sexual response. 

Bulls are well known for their aggressive dominant attitude, but nature has a way of dealing with this. The whole herd gets weak when one of the bulls gets overly dominant. Their sperm and competence are reduced while at the same time they chase the more competent bulls away. They actually found that their dominance hierarchy of bulls usually had more to do with age than with size or aggression. And of course the dominant bull is typically found to have impregnated most of the females. 

Auspicious Activities

Signing contracts is supposed to be especially auspicious when the moon is transiting Uttara Phalguni. As is giving to charities or establishing charitable foundations. This is a fixed nakshatra meaning that the moon’s transit makes it a good time to begin things that you want to continue. Moving into a new home, starting a new job with long term prospects, marriage or sexual are all said to be auspiciously performed under Uttara Phalguni. The fixed nature of this nakshatra is indiscriminate so you will also want to avoid things that you don’t want to have a permanent place in your life. Avoid your enemies, and don’t get into disputes, it can be a good day to make peace, if peace is sure. Raises and promotions on this day can be auspicious, any steps you take to improve your life or bring dignity to your position will have long lasting effects. It can be a good day to start any kind of self-improvement regime, health or fitness practice, spiritual practices, yoga, mantra; anything you want to be a permanent part of your life. Ultimately it’s a good day to thank our ancestors for the shade of the trees. Shiva and Parvati were married under this nakshatra making it one of the best days of the month for marriage, especially in the month of Phalguna (February – March. Sometime around Shivaratri or Holi). 

Health:  

Lips, sex organs & the left hand

Sex organs, hands, arms, skin sensitivity, digestive trouble. 

    • Sensitivities of the eyes and skin to sun light
    • Vision problems
    • Stomach problems
    • Sexually transmitted diseases.
    • Some question s could be raised about the differences between the right hand path and the left hand path.

Gods & Symbols of Uttara Phalguni

Lord Aryaman

Aryaman: rules over patronage, favours, kindness. One of the Adityas, Sun gods, often invoked with Bhaga or Mitra. The wooer known leadership honour, nobility, chivalry, rules of society. Helps a friend in need. Gives prosperity through marriage or union, protects inheritance. He is said to be the best-friend of Indra and sought to be like Pushan who always has a flock to lead. 

Aryaman is the one we ask for favours, the person who can get things done and make things happen. This may be the king or advisor or some highly placed person, but it can also be a janitor who is in some position to do favours for even the common people who have this will have people grovelling at their feet. The wicked King Henry VIII, The Magnificent Suleiman, Empress Wu Zetian, along with Churchill, Obama, Ben Rothschild. The king of Blues: BB King. The Queen of Pop: Brittany Spears. 

From a spiritual perspective, whenever we ask god for a favour or plea for kindness we are praying to Aryaman. Of course kings, queens, and others who are in positions to do favours for other have placements here.

Story of Shukra Dev, King Janaka and the Lamps

King Janaka with Shukra Dev carrying the oil lamp in the background.

When Shukra Dev first met his Guru, King Janaka, he was told to take an oil lamp in each hand and go around the whole palace before returning. to report about what he saw there.  But if even a single drop of oil from the lams fell on the carpets, he would refuse to teach him.  The king sent a couple attendants to keep the oil topped up as well.

The poor young Shukra dev carefully went through every room in a couple of hours and returned to the king visibly anxious and happy to be done with the ordeal. But when King Janaka asked him what he had seen; Shukra dev admitted that he saw nothing but the light of the lamps as he was so scared to spill any of the oil. The kind laughed, but said that task had not been completed as we was supposed to report on what he’d seen in the palace. So Shukra dev set out again, this time taking the whole of the day to carefully use the light from the lamps to examine the palace furnishings.  When he returned to the king he was able to elaborate on even the finest details of the palace.

The moral of the story being that if we just focus on God, we will miss the beauty of the world that god reveals to us. ll of those beautiful things in the palace are as fleeting as each one of our lives. We should not get attached to these objects, but as long as we keep the light before the object we are capable of true appreciation for the material abundance and beauty of the world.

The King said: “Just as you kept you attention on the lamp, so should you keep your attention on God, not letting a drop of your desire slip away from the lamp of God-revealing wisdom, while at the same time devoting part of your attention to thoroughly performing the God-given duties of maintaining yourself and others given into your charge.”

Indifference to spiritual matters leads to selfishness and hoarding which causes unnecessary suffering to others and eventually depresses the local economy.  Hence those who want the power of kings, success in political, business, family, or community affairs ought to maintain the awareness that all of these objects of the senses belong to God (Shiva) and are illuminated by Gods power (Shakti).  As the Christians say: “Be meek in the eyes of the Lord” for he is the patron who gives us this whole world.

(This story really belongs with both Purva and Uttara Phalguni as it teaches us how to deal with the fruits of life. Purva Phalguni teaches us how to enjoy those fruits while (especially the last 3 pada of) Uttara Phalguni teaches us about our duty to share those fruits.)

Patronage: The patron-client relationship may be official or unofficial. It typically involves someone with more wealth and/or power offering support, encouragement, privilege, or funding to someone with less power or wealth. There may be conditions attached to the support and even if they are not explicit, it’s generally understood that the client should avoid disgracing their patron. It’s a kind of, “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours,” agreement. This is usually a very political relationship that we see with NGOs pushing the agenda of their donors. Artists, influencers, media figures, and news organizations might likewise get financial contributions and opportunities for career advancement in exchange for following the script. But patronage is not always a bad thing. The patronage of Uttara Phalguni essentially represents not just wealth and power, but wealth and power with connections. This may be used for good or evil, which is exactly what the last three pada in Virgo suggest. Virgo rules over both healing and war and the logic that can easily make a case for both sides.  

On the side of good, patronage funds much of the arts, writing, philosophy, even astrology. Most artists, writers, astrologers, craftsmen at least get their start through patronage. Often, the client is a student or their work is not particularly valuable in the marketplace. This may be temporary like the student, or a more permanent, like the philosopher. The patron might support them with a monthly allowance or they could open doors to galleries, publications, and/or contacts. In a small common way, this can look like purchasing some amateurish painting because you want to support the person who painted it; not because it’s a really nice painting. You might see some talent that you want to support, or you might just support the arts in general. This can be a bit of a gamble on the side of the patron. 

We can easily distinguish the patron-client relationship by guna: Sattvic, rajasic or tamasic. The Tamasic relationship is the insidious I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine and may involve illegal or unethical conditions attached. In all likelihood the patron-client relationship will be kept secret as one or both parties seek to satisfy only their own base desires or greediness; possibly by tearing down more righteous parties. The goals of this relationship are usually very clear, but not very pure. The rajasic side patronage gets used to bring good name, advance career goals or make some money. Both people want to use the patronage to get ahead, but they are not typically up to anything illegal or unethical; though they could be working in some grey area. The thing about rajas is that it moves us from one place to the next: this could be to a more sattvic state of existence or it could be to a more tamasic one. Venture capital works at this level. The more satvik patron-client relationship seeks nothing or it seeks only to achieve the most sublime ideals: wisdom, beauty, justice. But patronage is almost always a gamble since the he or she does not know if their client will truly serve enlightened justice, or express any kind of authentic wisdom. 

Patronage system simplified

The patron represents the patriarchy and the priesthood. The father-son relationship is similar to the patron-client relationship. The patron often contributes out of a sense of duty or obligation. But the son also has to help his father achieve his goals which usually involve social standing, wealth and power. We know what can happen to papas support when the son makes trouble or drops out of university. From the Sattvic point of view, this same father will have a duty to provide for his disabled son who is not capable of advancing his interests; but papa would certainly drop in social standing if he did not support his disabled children. If he were to keep supporting the troublemaker who is perfectly capable then his social standing would likewise diminish. 

Fresh Rudraksha mixed with the dried seeds.

The Colour Blue: This is the royal blue; the blue of the sky, the blue of a peacock feather, the blue of a fresh rudraksha, the blue of the visible light spectrum as it dissolves into ultraviolet light. Many of these blues are not actually made by any blue pigmentation, this is the blue caused by structural colouration. These things only look blue because of the optical effects due to the scattering, diffraction or unequal refraction of the light rays. We get this effect in some of the new age art that completely changes the image depending on where you are viewing it from. We have special dyes that can only be seen under UV lamps, like on money, to help ensure authenticity. Authenticity is especially important to pada 1 placements. The value that is minted in Purva Phalguni is given the stamp of approval in Uttara Phalguni. 

Ultraviolet light is also used in health care, water purification and even sanitation. In times of pandemic they have even begun selling air purifiers that use ultraviolet light to kill microbial bacteria and viruses in the air. It’s used to treat a range of skin conditions, including: psoriasis, eczema, jaundice, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and localized scleroderma. 

Ultraviolet light stimulates the production of Vitamin D in the body. Vitamin D promotes the creation of serotonin which is one of the more durable happy hormones allowing us to feel a sense of calm and well being. The production of serotonin is in direct proportion to the degree of bright sunlight the body receives. However they typically say that just five or ten minutes of direct sun on any part of the body is usually sufficient for the day. 

This is a partial list of technologies that are primarily based on ultraviolet light and their wavelength. Wavelength, frequency and the technologies using those frequencies are likely to correlate with Nakshatra padas. It’s an interesting array of technology that can help us understand this nakshatra: 

  • 13.5 nm: Extreme ultraviolet lithography
  • 30–200 nm: Photoionization, ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy, standard integrated circuit manufacture by photolithography
  • 230–365 nm: UV-ID, label tracking, barcodes
  • 230–400 nm: Optical sensors, various instrumentation
  • 240–280 nm: Disinfection, decontamination of surfaces and water (DNA absorption has a peak at 260 nm), germicidal lamps
  • 200–400 nm: Forensic analysis, drug detection
  • 270–360 nm: Protein analysis, DNA sequencing, drug discovery
  • 280–400 nm: Medical imaging of cells
  • 300–320 nm: Light therapy in medicine
  • 300–365 nm: Curing of polymers and printer inks
  • 350–370 nm: Bug zappers (flies are most attracted to light at 365 nm)

Stars of Uttara Phalguni

b Leonis (Denebola or Danab al Asad) Two fixed stars in the tail of the Lion extending into Virgo. Western astrologers considered this to be the more peaceful end side of the Lion, still a lion, but less likely to eat you. Though they do enjoy a good game of cat and mouse. his is the more peaceful side of the lion. They (Ptolemy) saw it as having the nature of Saturn & Venus: slow, immoral, shameless, revolting, mean, and suffering many sorrows in love. It’s said to give swift judgement, despair, regrets, public disgrace, misfortune for the elements of nature, happiness turned to anger, and it makes people noble, daring, self-controlled, generous, and busy with other people’s affairs. It’s said to rule the front of the chest. 

In transit it can act as a trigger for major catastrophes. If in the ascendant with Mercury it’s supposed to be quarrelsome with an appreciation for the courts. Anywhere in a chart with Mercury and Uranus in Denebola is supposed to cause incurable mental problems. This would mean everyone born between 1966-69 would have serious mental problems. The funny thing is that many countries instituted Mental Health Acts in this period that essentially makes us all wards of state discretion. So you might not be crazy, you were just born into a crazy world. Fortunately it won’t reach this again for another 30 years; 2050. 

The Muslims called this star Al Sarfrah and believed it was good for harvest while hindering seamen. It’s a good time to try to teach some manners and proper behaviour to servants, captives and companions. When the moon is transiting is good for travel, navigation, sow, ploughing, getting married or sending messages. 

The Chinese call it Zhāng, which means “extending net”, or spreading out. It’s related to festivities that are spread out, the divvying up of game after a hunt, portioning out, or gift giving. The moon transiting here is good for relationships, rewards, promotions, industrious work effort. It may, however, come on the back of sickness or death of an authority figure (Leo is 8th from the 10th.)

Tree of Uttara Phalguni

Rudraksha tree (Jivri tree, wavy leaf fig)

The rudraksha seeds are strongly associated with Rudra, one of the fierce forms of Shiva. The ‘aksha’ part of the word is most commonly associated with “teardrops” but rudraksha are also considered to be the “eye of Shiva” or the “spiritual knowledge of Shiva.” Aksha is also associated with protection as the beads are used as a protective amulet as well being used for counting japa or mantra; especially those related with Shiva. The seeds have anywhere from 1 – 21 faces, each associated with a different god or goddess in relations to Shiva. Five faced rudraksha are the most common, and some rare ones can be very expensive. It’s always good to keep in mind that a real rudraksha will never float, nor will it be affected by boiling water. The ripe fruit appears as blue berries; but the pigment of the skin is not blue; the blue colour is caused by microscopic structural details that cause the reflected light to appear blue. This is actually similar to peacock feathers which are pigmented brown but appear to be a radiant delight of colour. 

Structural Colouration: This is caused by wave interference of light passing through two separate geometrically diverse patterns. Frank Evers Beddard (1858–1925) describes is well: “The colours of animals are due either solely to the presence of definite pigments in the skin, or … beneath the skin; or they are partly caused by optical effects due to the scattering, diffraction or unequal refraction of the light rays. Colours of the latter kind are often spoken of as structural colours; they are caused by the structure of the coloured surfaces.” ~Beddard~

Rudraksha is one of the rare occurrences in plants, though there are other blueberries in nature that get their colour structurally. Very often the colour will change depending on where you are standing. The golden mole also gets its lustrous golden colour this way. Interesting to note that both William Henry Bragg and Gabriel Evers Beddard; two Nobel physicists who helped us to understand this effect both have significant placements in Uttara Phalguni. It’s important to note that Purva Phalguni and Uttara Phalguni are two parts of the whole Phalguni so Purva Phalguni likely relates to the beauty of this effect. 

Key Themes

They typically achieve high positions of wealth and power. They are held in esteem by others as they are always willing to do a favour and have their favours retuned. They are usually humanistic, interested in social work or remedying the ills of the world through philanthropy.  They will often seek to entice their friends or colleagues to join their cause. If they do not have a meaningful cause to pursue they may develop resentment, and relationships can become co-dependent.  They are, for better or worse, typically immune to criticism and extremely enterprising. and achievement orientated. 

From a spiritual perspective the four legs of the day bed represented by the combination of Purva & Uttara Phalguni may be related to the four stages of sleep and awareness. One of the main aim of Uttara Phalguni is to accommodate and foster siddhis and latent abilities. Aryaman is like the Great Father who wants his children to reach their highest potential, and quite often we need to work closely with others to make it happen. They have high standards regarding both work and ethics and expect them to be met.  Ambition pushes them to evolve. Seeking short cuts causes devolution.  Due to their revolutionary activism they might find themselves a target of assassination. 

Planetary Rulers of Uttara Phalguni

Sun: Central, sovereign, creative, intelligence, authenticity, brilliance, genius, power, productivity, confidence, vitality, vision, light, illumination, spot-light, insight, centre stage, speculations, games of chance, drama, entitlement, certainty of purpose, ego-centricity, singular, the highest, brightest.

Leo: Central, sovereign, creative, intelligence, authenticity, brilliance, genius, power, productivity, confidence, self-esteem, vitality, vision, light, illumination, spot-light, insight, centre stage, speculations, games of chance, drama, entitlement, ego, certainty of purpose, ego-centricity, singular, the highest, brightest,

Virgo: Service, the housemaid, pre-married, virginal, logical, problem solving, argument, accusation, sick, injured, ill, war, imbalanced, marginalized, criminals, prostitutes, exploited. debts, pets, addictions, pollution, medicine, loss of agreement, animosity, enmity, complaints, 

Leo + Sun: This is truly the seat of power. Fully ruled by the Sun; the central intelligence. The source of power, the patron. From him flows all life. 

Virgo + Sun: This combination really likes to get to the main point, the central argument.  They might also like to be in the middle of any kind of imbalanced situation dealing with health, war, enmity or debt. This is very much how patronage favours work. Once the boss does someone a favour, they are indebted to them. 

Pada of Uttara Phalguni

Pada 1 (Leo + Sun + Sagittarius): 

They are favoured by women (even if they are a woman themselves) and they tend to radiate heat so those who have a cooler constitution like to be close to them. They are obedient, devoted to work, proud,  happy, handsome, learned and the most important person in their group, clan, family. They are usually big people who often serve as the power behind the success of others and they are able to project their power through them. By this method there are no constraints to creativity and originality. They are, however, said to be a danger to their fathers.

Sun: Oliver Stone (Sun & Mercury (1)), Elizabeth I Queen of England (1), Harry Prince of Wales (1), Jakob Holliday (1), Ron DeSantis (1).

Moon: Serena Williams (1), Susan Miller (1), Marquis de Sade (1), Fredrich Engels (1), Satya Sai Baba (1), Anne Heche (1), Ojous Bhavsar (1), William Faulkner (1), Sara Aldrete (killer/smuggler (1)), Wim Hof (1), Peter Frost (1), Trump Jr. (1),

Pada 2 (Virgo + Sun + Capricorn)

They live more simply and seek to be of sevice to the lower classes. and other disadvantaged groups. They can be fickle; unkind, stubborn and only interested in grabbing other’s money and  self praise. In truth they often despise others. They do, however, bring a penetrating insight to any situation. They can be very systematic in their approach to problems. 

Sun : B.B. King (2), Tegan/Sara Quin (2), Peter Smith (AI, Comp. Science, Mathematics (2)), Tasmin (2), King Francis I France (2), Sara/Tegan Quin (2), Agatha Christie (2), Ken Kesey (2), Modi (2), Joslin West (2), John McAfee (2),

Moon: Leo Tolstoy (2), Alexander Graham Bell (2), Tony Esposito (2), Gordon Ramsay (Chef (2)), Stephen Hawking (2), Kira MacDuff (2), Steve Irwin (2), Hugh Dillan (2),

Pada 3 (Virgo + Sun + Aquarius)

They are full of pride, short tempered, jealous, sad, and cause problems for others. They are destroyers of property. They have a way of using their connections to make money rather than committing to a particular job. They can be very good at trade and commerce. They might have special insight into the mysteries of like and be able to exploit peoples fears. 

Sun: Samuel Johnson (3), Sophia Loren (3), Stephen King (3), Leo Strauss (3), David Frawley (3), Leonard Cohen (3), H.G, Wells (3), Fran Prashant (3),

Moon: Deepak Chopra (3), Johnny Rotten (3), Jean Claud Van Damme (3), Wyatt Earp (3), Confucius (3), Jack Nicholson (3), Anton LaVeu (3), Vladamir Poolesland (3),

Pada 4 (Virgo + Sun + Pisces): 

They are witty, religious, liked by others, learned in shastras, support their relatives, and are in the service of to those more powerful; government, corporations. 

Sun: Ray Charles (4), King Henry V (4), Michael Faraday (4), Genghis Khan (4), Robert Curry (4), Catherine Zeta Jones (4), Christopher Reeve (4), Sanjay Tripathi (4), New Zealand (4), Michael Douglas (4). 

Moon:Jean Paul Palomeros (4), Alice Bailey (4), Mick Foley (4), James Boswell (4), Charles Bukowski (4), Matt Moloy (4), Henry Everman Pirate (4), Mel Gibson (4), Woody Guthrie (4), William Harvey (4), Gordon Lightfoot (4),

Planets In Uttara Phalguni

Ascendant 

Powerfully confident, industrious, and radiant. Due to their confidence, they tend to get favoured for marriage, promotion, gifts and these kinds of pleasantries; but these blessings often come with extra pressure to perform, to make agreements, or to keep the peace. They can be prone to getting into scandal. Nonetheless, these folks are strong leaders who inspire confidence. They usually don’t feel the need to put on a show or flaunt themselves like Purva Phalguni might. They are also much harder workers who take life and their leadership duties more seriously.

Sarah Yogi (1), Mark Zuckerberg (1), Gavin Newsom (1), Tom Hanks (1), Albert Camus (maybe Purva Phalguni. Birth-time needs confirmations (2)), Patrick Swayze (2), Richard Wagner (2), Hugh Hefner (2), Bill Clinton (2), Chamunda Devi (American Aghore dead (3)), Alexi Navalny (3), Bashar Al-Assad (4), Harrison Ford (4), Britney Spears (4), Sangeeta Narmada (4), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (4), Warren Beaty, Shirley McClain, Brook Shields, Tiger Woods

[Many charts have not been confirmed so ascendant and even moon placements may not be correct. Use your own judgement. Should Woody Allen’s name be beside Mike Tyson? Does Allen have enough “boss-man” energy to be on this list? Does this suggest some rectification needs to be done? Wilber Cohen also seems more like an Uttara Phalguni Virgo guy to me? Let me know what you find.]

Sun in Uttara Phalguni

They carry themselves with a royal bearing and leave little doubt about who the boss is. They are usually powerful and don’t take grief from anyone. This is the boos: the sun glasses and cigar meme. Honour is very important to them. Shakespeare’s rousing speech from King Henry V speaks of fighting for honour, which they will always do. We find also in Ken Kesey’s words that they tend to lead from the front and lead by example. They tend to give to medical charities. many are childless and they often have stomach problems causing them to become obese; though they might just be “big boned.”

I have an interesting combination of a male prostitute who had his 5th lord Sun conjunct 1st and 8th lord Mars in the 6th house. He had many high end, boss-man clients, his job was to dominate them. He suffered a lot of abuse himself. 

Peter Smith (Sun in Virgo – Uttara Phalguni 12th house): He spent much time in the university laboratories with his students, where he was the big guy taking care of the fine details and directing research and development. Mercury and Sun are in the 8th house from his moon, fuelling the research into artificial Intelligence for use in heath care & war. 

B.B. King – King of the Blues. (Painting by Martin Deane)

BB King, known as king of the Blues, has both Sun & Mars in Uttara Phalguni, in Virgo & Leo respectively. He wrote great hits like “Paying the cost to be the Boss,” “Big Boss Man” & “You’re the Boss.” He also supported a centre for childhood diabetes, the Tibet House, and precious paws. 

Leonard Cohen also has this in his first house. It’s not hard to see similarities between these two musical greats. Cohen also sang about a “Famous Blue Raincoat.” He give to the Red Cross and has donated to special causes like the Australian Bushfire victims.

Queen Elizabeth I of England did a lot to encourage the study of medicine, surgery and the natural sciences in her time. 

King Henry V (Sun in 7th house Virgo – Purva Phalguni) One of his only notable achievements was to win an important battle in the 100 years war that allowed France to be united (on paper at least). The 6th lord in the 7th house commonly brings unity through war. But we don’t remember him so much for his actual achievement, but for the famous speech Shakespeare ascribed to him in his mostly fictional play; “King Henry V. ” This speech has been repeated before many famous battle scenes in Hollywood. 

King Henry V

King Henry V: “If we are marked to die, we are enough

To do our country loss; and if to live,

The fewer men, the greater share of honour.

God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.

By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,

Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;

It yearns me not if men my garments wear;

Such outward things dwell not in my desires;

But if it be a sin to covet honour,

I am the most offending soul alive.

No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.

God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour

As one man more, methinks, would share from me

For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!

Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,

That he which hath no stomach to this fight,

Let him depart. His passport shall be made,

And crowns for convoy put into his purse.

We would not die in that man’s company

That fears his fellowship to die with us.

This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.

He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,

Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named,

And rouse him at the name of Crispian.

He that shall live this day, and see old age,

Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,

And say, “To-morrow is Saint Crispian.”

Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,

And say, “These wounds I had on Crispian’s day.”

Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,

But he’ll remember with advantages

What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,

Familiar in his mouth as household words,

Harry the King, Bedford, and Exeter,

Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,

Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.

This story shall the good man teach his son;

And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,

From this day to the ending of the world,

But we in it shall be remembered,

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.

For he to-day that sheds his blood with me

Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,

This day shall gentle his condition;

And gentlemen in England now a-bed

Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,

And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks

That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

…. All things are ready, if our minds be so.”

— Shakespeare, “King Henry V”

“It isn’t by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves.” “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” “The job of the writer is to kiss no ass, no matter how big and holy and white and tempting and powerful.” “I’d take a look at my own self in the mirror and wonder how it was possible that anybody could manage such an enormous thing as being what he was.” — Ken Kesey

Elizabeth I Queen of England (1), Harry Prince of Wales (1), Jokob Holliday (1), Ron DeSantis (1), Oliver Stone (1), B.B. King (2), Tegan/Sara Quin (2), Peter Smith (AI, Comp. Science, Mathematics (2)), Tasmin (2), King Francis I France (2), Sara/Tegan Quin (2), Agatha Christie (2), Ken Kesey (2), Modi (2), Joslin West (2), John McAfee (2), Samuel Johnson (3), Sophia Loren (3), Stephen King (3), Leo Strauss (3), David Frawley (3), Leonard Cohen (3), H.G, Wells (3), Fran Prashant (3), Ray Charles (4), King Henry V (4), Michael Faraday (4), Genghis Khan (4), Robert Curry (4), Catherine Zeta Jones (4), Christopher Reeve (4), Sanjay Tripathi (4), New Zealand (4), Michael Douglas (4), 

Moon Uttara Phalguni 

Valhamira tells us that this person will be beautiful and lovely, earning money by his literary merits, happy and an enjoyer of the senses. They are comforted by being near the seat of power where deals are made, or playing the third wheel where intimate bonding takes place. They are comfortable giving and receiving favours. They are usually somewhat theatrical, with a powerful creative intelligence. They might feel like a saviour, a king, a Christ which can become more of a duty when this is in Virgo, whereas in Leo this is likely to be a more pure or spiritual feeling. The great father figure; the great authority.

The Leo side of Uttara Phalguni is much more about celebrity entitlements, political theatre and unique expressions of creativity and the seat of power. The Virgo side, however, seems to bring people closer to the blue collar crowd and servants, They are also likely to be comfortable with criticism, or in situations that are imbalanced due to illness, crime, argument or addiction. 

Patronage: Charles Bukowski received patronage from the book-seller and publisher who supported him with $100 per month for life. James Boswell signed away his inheritance for a monthly allowance of 100 pounds, which was doubled after he graduated from law school. Confucius also survived from donations from his patrons. 

Marquis de Sade, besides being Marquis and a Count, his family belonged to The Nobles of the Sword.” He joined an elite military academy when he was 14, went to war by 15, and by 23 returned home as Colonel of a regiment of dragoons.

Venture Capital: Investment in small business and start-up companies with the hopes of long term gain. Private investors, banks or even government programs might seek to drive innovation and profits in this way. They usually seek out small companies or ideas that have exceptional growth and profit potential. The returns on investment can be well above average when compared with stocks and other market options, but the risks can also be considerable. In what they called a “total boss move”, Serena Williams started SerenaVentures 

James Boswell was an intellectual socialite who achieved fame by writing the biography of his much more famous friend, Samuel Johnson. He got by spending time with literary geniuses who were considered well out of his league intellectually, but he was accepted in the crowd because of his good nature and easy humour.Uttara Phalguni people are usually good hosts and enjoyable people to spend time with. Boswell was, according to his journal, always in love with some new woman and spent plenty of time with the whores as well. He had a curious agreement written up with his wife while they were still dating. They had been together for several years, though he was constantly flying about with different infatuations and completely unsettled. He had her sign this “obviously jocular” agreement dated August 8, 1768, written by Boswell in full legal form, in which she commits to not marry him during 1768 nor to insist on his promise to marry her at a later time, “considering that Mr. James Boswell, advocate, my cousin, is at present so much in love with me that I might certainly have him for my lawful husband if I choose it, and the said James being of a temper so inconstant that there is reason to fear that he would repent of his choice in a very short time, on which account he is unwilling to trust himself in my company.” It has been said that when the moon is in Uttara Phalguni in the 1st house that they will seek security through contracts and agreements; and they will of course be very careful with these documents. Of course this also suggests they will seek personal security and comfort through marriage and long term partnership. 

Moon in 1st house Leo – Uttara Phalguni (pada 1): In Sai Baba’s chart we find all the traits of a patron or grandfather figure in his personality. He’s definitely the boss and has been criticised for the theatrical tricks he uses to dupe the gullible and faithful masses. This first Pada in Sagittarius so it brings with it a broad global humanistic outlook of Pushkara amsha. 

Moon in 3rd house Virgo – Uttara Phalguni: This combination allowed Mel Gibson to direct and produce the financially successful but controversial  “The Passion of Christ” in 2004; during his Jupiter Moon period. In regards to acting, this combination really allows a person to get into character. One of the drawbacks is that they might come to over identify with their self narrative and miss the truth.  

Moon in 5th house Leo – Uttara Phalguni (Pada 1): Very good placement for literary fame and productivity. Susan Miller of Astrology Zone and Charles Bukowski were extensively productive writers who branched out to other media. It brings a sensitive emotional intelligence, comfortable in the spotlight.  They put themselves fully into their work and into expressing the inner reality, a culture, 

Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski: “ A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover.” —  the well known alcoholic, womanizer & race track junkie gained literary fame by the power of the exchange between Moon & Mercury; 3rd and 5th houses. He brought issues of addiction, crime, servitude and poverty to the centre stage and he was comfortable as the tell-all ambassador or the disenfranchised. His words romanticised addiction, mental illness, poverty and suffering. “There’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out, but I’m too tough for him. I say, “stay in there, I’m not going to let anybody see you.”

“Find what you love and let it kill you.” “You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time, all else in granidos romanticism or politics.” — Bukowski

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery — isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like it. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.” –– Bukowski

People with no morals often consider themselves more free, but mostly they lack the ability to feel or love.” “I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.” — Bukowski

Moon in 6th house Virgo – Uttara Phalguni: can be good for healing or caring for the ill, the imbalanced or criminal elements. In one end of the spectrum one might grow up impoverished, parents might suffer addictions and there may be chronic and toxic imbalance in the home. The parents might have convinced them that they are the source of imbalance or a child might learn this on their own somehow. Of course this gets carried into their own adulthood and their emotional problems take centre stage; which in itself might be the source of the problem. 

On the other side of things one may have very good knowledge and sense of compassion and caring for the sick. Since these folks have Aries ascendant they could also be in the police, military, social services, health care, working with addiction and poverty. 

Moon in 8th house Virgo – Uttara Phalguni: they could be working with the details of death to establish wills, work in a mortuary, hospice, the insurance business. They might be involved with making secret deals or even dealing with the small details of secret rituals. They wouldn’t normally associate with the darker or dirtier side of death unless their moon is really heavily afflicted or in the heat of passion. Anton LaVeu, the founder of the Church of Satan has this moon. 

Alexander Graham Bell had this 6th lord moon in his 8th house. In addition to being a researcher has spent most of his life working with deaf-mutes teaching elocution, lip reading and phonetic writing; all the while experimenting with sound and audiology. He is famous as the inventor of the telephone. He also aided in the production of the “Silver Dart,” the first aircraft built in Canada and well as building experimental ships for the Army. His experiments with sending sound through light waves took almost 100 years to bear fruit in fiber optic technology we began utilizing in the 1980s. His Rahu Moon period was a bit difficult: his wealthy inlaws purchased a house nearby, his fourth son died in infancy towards the end of the period in Rahu Moon Ketu, He invented the metal detector using induction. He eventually died from diabetic complications. 

Fiber Optic Cables

Moon in 9th house Virgo – Uttara Phalguni is likely to make someone a professor teaching on a contractual basis. Very detail orientated. Partner is also like to be a professor. Might be engaged on a global scale with much travel and work with people of different belief systems, Deepak Chopora likely has this placement (rectification is necessary to make this fit). I believe he does a lot of consulting work. Guthrie also has this in his chart and was known to collaborate with almost anyone who needed a good spin for their product. He also travelled extensively. 

Moon 10th house Virgo – Uttara Phalguni: as 8th lord well isolated in the 10th house he was well accustomed to danger and he eventually died in his work when. He was famous for his fearless work with reptiles. “I have no fear of losing my life. If I hve to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.” “Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education is what is most important.” His family maintains a wildlife reserve and he had good knowledge of veterinary and emergency medicine, as well as unsanctioned folk remedies. His Moon period began when he was just three years old. “Since I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodile and snakes. My mum and dad were very passionate about that and I was lucky enough to go along.” “The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.”

Moon in 12th house Virgo – Uttara Phalguni: will do much of their work behind closed doors or in foreign places. They could be involved with government intelligence assets, secret planning. They could also be involved with shipping and transport, working on the high seas. An infamous pirate has this position, so does Jean Paul Palomeros who worked for the air force but spent much of his time stationed on an aircraft carrier. Kira MacDuff also lives near the ocean and has spent much time at sea. She also does one-on-one counselling work in isolated settings (where she lives). Even Gordon Lightfoot worked on a fishing boat, but Mars with this moon gave him a heavy drinking habit. Johnny Rotten’s chart probably needs a rectification that would put his Moon in this situation. He was also a heavy drinker with no limits on Ketu aspecting. He also worked for a year as a taxi dispatcher before getting into music. It’s not quite international shipping like we expect from this placement, but close enough. I wouldn’t be surprised if Gordon Ramsay has this placement as well, he’s another guy traveling around drinking too much. Vladamir Poolesland also has this 

Moon in 12th house Leo – Uttara Phalguni: can bring with it heavy drinking and lots of late night celebrations and literary parties. Bright, extravagant, intellectual affairs. They might have foreign friends and it’s likely they will lose all their profits this way and many of their friends. This kind of behaviour can lead a person farther and farther from home. William Faulkner, Gordon Lightfoot and Anne Heche both have this placement. 

“Turning back the pages of my sweet and shattered dream, I wonder if she’ll ever do the same; And the thing that I call living is just being satisfied with knowing I’ve got no one left to blame.” — Gordon Lightfoot

Serena Williams (1), Susan Miller (1), Marquis de Sade (1), Fredrich Engels (1), Satya Sai Baba (1), Anne Heche (1), Ojous Bhavsar (1), William Faulkner (1), Sara Aldrete (killer/smuggler (1)), Wim Hof (1), Peter Frost (1), Trump Jr. (1), Leo Tolstoy (2), Alexander Graham Bell (2), Tony Esposito (2), Gordon Ramsay (Chef (2)), Stephen Hawking (2), Kira MacDuff (2), Steve Irwin (2), Hugh Dillan (2), Deepak Chopra (3), Johnny Rotten (3), Jean Claud Van Damme (3), Wyatt Earp (3), Confucius (3), Jack Nicholson (3), Anton LaVeu (3), Vladamir Poolesland (3), Jean Paul Palomeros (4), Alice Bailey (4), Mick Foley (4), James Boswell (4), Charles Bukowski (4), Matt Moloy (4), Henry Everman Pirate (4), Mel Gibson (4), Woody Guthrie (4), William Harvey (4), Gordon Lightfoot (4), 

Mars in Uttara Phalguni

As aggressive, competitive, critical leaders they may be offered patronage for what they have done in order to avoid aggression. Like when a food critic walks into a restaurant; they get the best service, the nicest table, the freshest garnish all just so they won’t complain. They often rule by threat of force; though it might only be implied, rather than explicitly stated. The Leo side is likely to project a dangerous power through military, security forces, aggression. The Virgo side is more likely to use those same cutting and fiery Martian qualities to cure the source of the illness, disease, and social imbalance. They might even use these as a source of power; a field of action. They are typically very courageous and are willing to fight and take action to find a new balance. They can be good at mathematics and science or merely have a sharp critical intelligence. 

Suleiman the Magnificent had his tomb as well as many other royal buildings decorated with Iznik tiles which were exceptionally high quality with a lovely design using cobalt blue. These are the same tiles that were later used for the Blue Mosque. 

Claud Monet – Blue Cathedral

Claud Monet Mars in Leo – Uttara Phalguni: He was not only near sighted, but he had extreme cataracts clouding his vision that distorted the colours of the world from his perspective. He was diagnosis in 1912, during his Mars-Saturn period. The quality of his painting deteriorated until 1923 when he had surgery to remove the cataracts (during his Rahu-Saturn-Mars period) The Ketu conjunction from Magha nakshatra working along with his Mars in Uttara Phalguni no doubt brought on the cloudiness of cataracts. As a Gemini ascendant Mars is not necessarily a good planet for him, so he gets a negative result from the aggressive ultraviolet light that is often seen as the cause of cataracts.  

Monet’s Mars Mahadasha went from July 1909 – July 1916. Following a 1909 exhibition of 48 paintings featuring his pond, Monet could barely summon the energy to paint. Struggling with his wife’s illness and death, he entered a period of depression that would last through the death of his first-born son. It was almost five years before he picked up the brush again. 

B.B. King (King of the blues (1)), Ray Dolby (1), Tom Waits (1), Eddie Vedder (1), Claude Monet (1), Barack Obama (1), Bernard Montgomery (WWII Commander (1)), Mick Foley (1), Maria Siemionow (nerve regeneration surgeon (1)), Britney Spears (1), Elizabeth Hurley (1), Empress Wu Zetian (2), Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo (acupuncturist of princes Diana (2)), Rajiv Gandhi (2), Stephen Wolfram (Mathematics (2)), Dr Dre (2), Davy Crocket (2), John Leslie (Children’s show host; resigned due to accusations (2)), Woody Harrelson (3), Suleiman the Magnificent (3), King Henry VIII of England (3), Chris Rock (3), Nietzsche (3), Gwyneth Paltrow (3), Chester Arthur (3), Brandon Lee (3), Duane Gadd (4), Ip Man (4), Fran Prashant (4), Tasmin (4), Paul Cezanne (4), Estelle Blais (4), Winston Churchill (4), John Lennon (4), Jawaharlal Nehru (4), Carla Van Ray (“god’s call girl” (4)), Benjamin de Rothschild (4), 

Mercury in Uttara Phalguni 

“The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other. “H. G. Wells

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. “ Samuel Johnson

“No thinking—that comes later. You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head. The first key to writing is… to write, not to think!” — Sean Connery (was given knighthood)

Saint Francis of Assisi with a Blue Cross.

Canticle of the Sun

“Most high, most powerful, good Lord,

Praise, glory, honor and blessing are yours.

To you alone do they belong, most High,

And there is none fit to mention you.

Praise be to you, my Lord, with all your creatures,

Especially to my reverent Brother Sun,

who lights up the day, and gives us your brightness;

Beautiful is he and radiant with splendor great;

singing of your significance.

Praised be my Lord, for Sister Moon and for the stars,

In heaven you have formed them clear and precious and fair.

Praised be my Lord for Brother Wind

And for the air and clouds and every kind of weather

by which you give your creatures nourishment.

Praised be my Lord for Sister Water,

helpful and humble and precious and pure.

Praised be my Lord for Brother Fire,

By which you light up the dark.

Fair is he and joyful and mighty and strong.

Praised be my Lord for our sister, Mother Earth,

which sustains and keeps us

And brings forth diverse fruits with grass and flowers bright.

Praised be my Lord for those who forgive others for your sake

and bear weakness and tribulation.

Blessed are those who shall in peace endure,

for you, most High, will crown them.

Praised be my Lord for our sister, Death,

from which no living thing can flee.

Woe to them who die apart from you;

Blessed are those who find themselves in your most holy will,

For the second death shall harm them not.

Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks,

And be subject to him with great humility.”

(By St. Francis of Assisi. Translated by Paschal Robinson)

“The truth is that the State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit, but above all to corrupt its citizens … Henceforth, I shall never serve any government anywhere.” — Leo Tolstoy

“Any single man must judge for himself whether circumstances warrant obedience or resistance to the commands of the civil magistrate; we are all qualified, entitled, and morally obliged to evaluate the conduct of our rulers. This political judgment, moreover, is not simply or primarily a right, but like self-preservation, a duty to God. As such it is a judgment that men cannot part with according to the God of Nature. It is the first and foremost of our inalienable rights without which we can preserve no other.” — John Locke

Student Patronage: They are often patrons of education and empowerment programs for youth. Shaun Connery donated his entire salary from one bond film to the Scottish International Educational Trust, which he co-founded. Saint Francis founded the Franchescan order (Saint Dominique, who was a contemporary, started the Dominican order) There are also hundreds if not thousands of Schools named after him today. He also receives patronage from the Pope in order to rebuild the church. Alan Pinkerton co-founder the Pinkerton School for the Blind. He also began work on a databank to centralize all data on crime in the USA. Satguru gives lavishly to youth projects without needing to list them. The great literary giant Tolstoy founded numerous schools for emancipated serfs. Rajiv Gandhi also has an education foundation and offers several scholarships. John Locke is one of the pioneers of what we consider good schooling. 

Many of them seem to have had some difficulties in primary education and preferred to self-educate. Writing about crime, poverty, and exploitation is common. Most of these people have a soft spot for the exploited classes and seek to remedy this by investing in the youth.  

Eye problems: Ray Charles, Pinkerton school for the blind. The term “private eye” also came from them. Assisi went blind, 

H.G. Wells wrote and then later revised a short story about the “Country of the Blind.” And a quick internet search describes his vision as dystopic. Which raises an interesting point about this placement. Many of them are visionaries of sorts, looking forward to a brighter future. Surveillance, private eyes, and perhaps that great eye in the pyramid is represented here

Many of them have dedicated their lives of fighting crime and defeating enemies like the Pinkertons and some of the military generals who have Mars in Uttara Phalguni. Others fought against illness, disease, poverty, In a few cases, they might be the ones to weaponized these things to destroy the competition in the way debt enslaves the poor. and weaponized by Mars

Students seek favours and patronage. My act to empower the youth, empowerment through education and words. 

Isil (1), Gabriel Lippmann (1), Christine Victoria (1), Channer (1), Ferdinand Porsche (1), Rajiv Gandhi (1), Lucy London (1), MIchael Dodaro (1), Satguru (1), Leo Tolstoy (1), Oliver Stone (1), Edmond James Rothschild (1), H.G. Wells (1), Ray Charles (2), Davy Crocket (2), Modi (2), King Henry V (2), Robert Buell (2), Avril Lavigne (2), John Locke (2), Alan Pinkerton (Detective (2)), Mother Teresa (3), King Louis XIV France (3), Stephane Abrail (3), William Faulkner (3), Samuel Johnson (4), David Gilbert (4), Saint Francis of Assisi (4), Sean Connery (4), James Norman Mattis (4), Duane Gadd (4), Larissa (4), Christopher Reeve (4), Ernest Rutherford (4), Berni Sanders (4), Michael Shermer (4), 

Jupiter in Uttara Phalguni  

Tall, stately, priests, professors, advisors and father figures and patrons. Their beliefs seem to be mostly conservative or libertarian; they believe in individual freedom, liberty sovereignty. On one hand they don’t like the state interfering with people’s lives, while on the other hand, they tend to prefer a coherent state religion or ideology. They might want to use faith or ideology to uplift the oppressed. Their beliefs may become controversial.  

King Francis I and Emperor Suleiman the Magnificent shaded a unique truce between each other that was based on mutual patronage and trade.

King Frances I has Sun & Jupiter conjunct in Uttara Phalguni with Rahu & Mercury conjoining from Hasta & Chitra. He was known as a prodigious patron of the arts, sciences and scholars of all kinds. . He had a controversial military and trade pact with the Ottoman emperor, Suleiman the Magnificent. He supported catholic priests to go to the new world to teach and spread the faith. When Portugal and Castille signed a treaty dividing the new world between them, King Fances is reported to have said “The sun shines for me as it does for others. I would very much like to see the clause of Adam’s will by which I should be denied my share of the world.”

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Venus in Uttara Phalguni

They often have sleep problems. Art critics. Great taste in art and film. Might be very critical about their spouse. Love being married, but find their partner later in life. Mid-thirties. 

More adventurous, dramatic and creative. They can have a special touch with photography and film. A good eye for colour. Gabriel Lippmann was actually the first person to take a colour photograph based on a phenomena called “interference.” They are usually ethical, committed, the details of marriage, relationship, terms of agreement. They may have difficulty in relationships because they are so focused on the little details that they miss the bigger picture of what is going on. Or the marriage itself may be just a detail or duty that must be attended. Women with this placement might commit too quickly and be surprised when their partner isn’t also arranging the marriage on the second date. Men might meet women who who blind side them like this.   

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Saturn in Uttara Phalguni

Sauron, the main protagonist of Lord of the Rings.

“All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,

A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,

The crownless again shall be king.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” J.R.R. Tolkien

At this point I notice that many of the Uttara Phalguni placements relate with some kind of fantasy story. In the case of Saturn we find truth emerging g from darkness after a long struggle. If Saturn in 7th lord then a long term difficult commitment to marriage might be in the cards. Saturn does very well on the Virgo side of Uttara Phalguni for economists, administrators and others who are responsible for the details. 

They can very arrogant about making a deal, especially on the Leo side. They seek their own benefit but it bites them. They might even fear the negotiation process finding it a burden and fearing that others are trying to take advantage of them. They can be very harsh: take it or leave it

On the Virgo side Saturn does better in the 2nd or 3rd pada where he goes into his own house in the Navamsha. They want a fair and legal means of settling disputes and typically work in the service sector completing tasks for important people. They may be controlled or restricted by their patrons and will likely be controlling of those who are supported by them one day. Servants will also be really good business people who want to serve in a long term position. They are very detail orientated; details are always correct unless some other affliction is present. It’s said that they are happy to sleep on a hard bed and a strong durable bed will bring durability to Saturns house rulerships in your individual chart. For example, if Saturn rules the 7th house they should have a strong bed for a durable marriage. 

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Rahu in Uttara Phalguni 

Excellent analytical skills, logic, deal making, argumentation, rhetoric, governance, politics, art of the deal, and diplomacy. They are fascinated by celebrity entertainments and tend to have an oversized ego: they are always the centre of the universe. 

B.F. Skinner: “Behavior is shaped and maintained by its consequences.” “Do not intervene between a person and the consequences of their behavior.” However, “A person who has been punished is not simply less inclined to behave a certain way, at best, they learn how to avoid punishment.”  — 

Rembrandt had a unique why of using blue pigments in his paintings.

Rembrandt: After completing his apprenticeship in painting he returned to his parents house. I began taking on students, but he would only take on students who already had some skills and could begin selling their work immediately. They were essentially trained to copy his works and styles which were popular at the time. He earned both from the hefty tuition he charged as well as earning from the sales of the students’ works. In many cases his students were more like artist assistants rather than students. In short you could say that he is cheating his students. 

Martha Stewart was indicted for conspiracy, obstruction of justice and securities fraud over the sale of some personal stock. Norman Mailer was incorrigible in every respect: he drank too much, got into fights, once stabbed his wife, was banned from a community centre for drunkenly singing dirty songs, and crusaded against “women’s liberation.”

DH Lawrence: He was fascinated by the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. He was heavily censored by those wishing to police the human condition and make the natural function of the body crimes against god. His writing was considered pornographic in his time; but there was little in there to excite my adolescent mind when I started reading his work in high school. With this position of Rahu they are likely to stir a lot of controversy, suffer much misrepresentation. He grew up the son of a coal miner in central England. He knew the horrors of working class life and sought to leave it behind, but it underlied the setting of most of his literature. 

He completed his major Rahu Mahadahsa by the time he was 22 years old. Around the age of 17 he went to work for a surgical appliance manufacturer. But due to pneumonia he left the position and returned home. In Jupiter – Rahu Dasha about 14 years later he suffered a case of influenza that almost killed him. He was also heavily persecuted and censured for his anti-war stance and was even accused of being a spy in this period. He was at the limits of poverty and unable to publish any of his writing, so he left his home country in 1919 to begin what he called his “savage pilgrimage” (this was the beginning of the Mahadasha of his Saturn in Ardra 9th house). He travelled a good part of Europe and eventually went to America. Along the way he visited intellectuals and communities that shared his passion for the freedom of the human spirit. 

In his letters to Bertrand Russell around the year 1915, Lawrence voiced his opposition to enfranchising the working class and his hostility to the burgeoning labour movements, and disparaged the French Revolution, referring to “Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity” as the “three-fanged serpent”. Rather than a republic, Lawrence called for an absolute dictator and equivalent dictatrix to lord over the lower people. In truth, however, he was just a contrary man who contradicted himself and didn’t seem to have given politics and true thought. Some feminists have called his novels “master works of misogyny.” Even the obituaries after his death were “unsympathetic or hostile.”

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Ketu in Uttara Phalguni

We cannot really do an honest assessment of one node without considering what the other node is up to; they are alway working together in some way.  

Some might criticise Osho for bring so focused on his foreign audience that he could not see the social work that could be done in his own back yard. Much of his money which could have been used for good has been thrown away by Rahu; just wasted in Pisces and perhaps even used for nefarious purposes in Uttara Bhadrapada. It’s was likely this Rahu who set his unsuccessful search for asylum in motion due to Rahu’s desire to escape rather than face or try to fix his problems. He neglected his patronage duties and received no favours in return.  On the other hand, it was very much due to the foreign, new-age students that he was able to rise to such a high position as his Ketu is well placed in his main chart, moon chart and Navamsha.

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11. Purva Phalguni Nakshatra

Ancient natural Shiva Lingam with spring water coming up from around the base.

Ruled by Venus. (13º 20’ Leo – 26º40’ Leo.) Leonis: Delta (Zosma) & Theta (Chetan) Leonis.

Star of rest and relaxation Power of creative procreation; to combine polar opposites.

Meaning: The Former Reddish One, the Little Fig Tree, the Fruit of the Tree

Main Deity: Bhaga – the Morning Star – the Delight

Western Deity: Moneta (Moneres)

Symbols: Two Front Legs of a Daybed, Hammock, a Platform, a Fireplace, Shiva Lingam 

Associations: Bhoga, Bhagavan. Also called “Pubba. 

Tree – Incense: Palash Tree – Flame of the Forest

Body parts: Lips, Sex Organs & Right Hand

Sexual – Creative Animal: Female Rat

Trimurti: Vishnu/Maintenance

Gotra/Clan: Sage Atri

Gana/Tribe: Human

Varna/Caste: Brahmin

Motivation/Goal: Kama

Nature: Fierce/Severe/Cruel

Activity: Balanced

Place:

Guna: Rajasic

Element: Water

Dosha: Pitta

Sex/Gender: Female

Upward Facing

Direction: North

Colour: Light Brown

Animal: Female Rat

Classical Sources

Rulership: Actors, young women, amiable persons, musicians, artists, commodities, cotton, salt, honey, oil, and boys.

Hora Sara: The native who has Purva Phalguni will be an affable speaker, liberal in donations, mean minded (or depressed), be burdened with varied expenses, have obedient servants, be famous, dear to the king, and will fear war.

Jataka Parijata: If a person is born under Purva Phalguni he will be restless, practicing evil, liberal, strong and longing for women.

Sage Narada: One born in Poorva Phalguni will be brilliant, a wanderer, charitable, versed in the art of dance, discerning and skilful.

Brihat Samhita: The star Purva Phalguni makes one sweet-tongued, liberal in gifts, bright in appearance, fond of wandering, and a servant of the king.

Varahamihira: generous in bestowing liberal gifts, having sweet speech, pleasing manners, habit of wandering and often serving the government in one way or another.

Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Purva Phalguni, dealers in juices or articles having the six kinds of tastes, courtesans, virgins and the people of Maharashtra will suffer.

Special Considerations

Happy Holi
  • Sun is moolatrikona thru the first 20º of Leo
  • Pushkara Navamsha: 20º to 23º 20′ (pada 3)
  • Pushkara amsha 21º Leo. Nourishing point. Moons transit brings auspicious and nourishing results. Good time to plan auspicious events. 
  • Sun transits to Purva Phalguni about Aug 30 to Sept 12 each year
  • Ganesha Chaturthi: Rat connection. Feed the mind and senses on the full moon so that they are satisfied. Quell the hunger of the senses. 
  • The 12th Lunar Month of Phalguna (in the Amanta calendar) begins on Pratipada, the day of the new moon on 3 March 2022 (each year will be within a couple of days). This is an auspicious month. The weather is typically pleasant. Arjuna was born during this month. 
      • March 1 – 2 Maha Shivarathri
      • March 2 – Magha Amavasya
      • March 3 – Phalguna Pratipada (day 1 of Phalguna for the  Lunar Amanta Calendar)
      • March 4 – Ramakrishna Jayanti
      • March 8 – International Women’s day
      • March 13-14 – Amalaki Ekadashi
      • March 15 – Meena Sankranti (Sun to Pisces)
      • March 17 – Chhoti Holi (Colour Festival)
      • March 18 – Holi, Phalguna Purnima, 
      • March 20 – Vernal Equinox, Bhratri Dwitiya (Sisters celebrate brothers)
      • March 24-25 – Puja and worship Devi Sheetala (8 days after Holi)
      • March 28 – Papmochani Ekadashi
      • March 31 – Amavasya (Dark Moon). Only good for meditation. 

Qualities of Purva Phalguni

Vishnu – Sustaining, Maintaining, Organising principle: Focus is to maintain order in the universe, in society and life. Their focus is to maintain what is here and keep things going. It primarily does this through organization of the available resources. Purva Phalguni often does this through some kind of trust that may be self-sustaining and thus never ending. On the other hand they can be criticised for coasting after some initial success.   

Sage Atri: He was a Brahma Rishi who wrote many of the hymns and mantras in the Vedas. He was famed for his power of detachment. Author of Atri Samhita & Atri Smriti. His wife, Anusuya was known as the embodiment of chastity. To test her purity the trinity, Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva, all show up at her home as sadhus and demand that she make herself naked before serving them. Out of a sense of hospitality and charity she immediately agreed to this. She then had the three gods turned into infants before getting naked and nursing them one after the other. The great gods were so overwhelmed by this that they took her for their own mother and blessed her family by having themself be born again from her womb. Brahmas was born as Soma, Vishnu as Dattatreya, and Shiva as Durvasa. In his second life Sage Atri had two more children: Aryaman (nobility) and Amala (purity). Budh (the planet Mercury) was one of his notable grandsons.

Dattatreya

Dattatreya is notable today for his connection to tantra and devotional practice through the Natha lineage of India. For Natha’s Dattatreya is an incarnation of Shiva and their first guru. He is known as the “Lord of Yoga.” He has numerous temples along the North bank of the Narmada river where pilgrims can get food, shelter and rest. He is often depicted with a dog to show his loyalty and caring nature towards even the lowest dogs of this world. This kind of caring and charity is common with this placement. They often seek to care for or uplift the down trodden. 

Sage Durvasa

Durvasa seemed to gain spiritual power whenever he cursed someone, which he did often, but it didn’t always work out good for him. He once cursed a righteous king with a frightful demon that sprouted from a single strand of hair. The power of the king’s moral standing easily defended him by raising a more powerful beast who chased Durvasa around until he finally went back to the king to ask pardon. Another time he cursed a young maiden to be forgotten by her lover and she was. All this suggests that Purva Phalguni people can overestimate their power. And by raising others up indiscriminately they might discover that they’ve created the very beast which is their downfall. We see this especially with Saturn in this Nakshatra connecting with the black strand of hair. 

Drona, the mad leader of the Kaurava family was a disciple of Atri. Right around the time Yudhishthra announced the death of Drona’s son, Atri came to counsel him to give up the bloody war and stop the destruction that had come from his actions which went against dharma. Drona heeds this advice and goes into a completely detached meditation in the middle of the battlefield until he is killed. Atri also crossed paths with the Pandavas during their exile. By Krishna’s blessing Drupati was able to satisfy his hunger with a single grain of rice to avoid the wrath of his curse. Like Drona, many Purva Phalguni people will do the right thing once they realize their mistake. There almost seems to be an indiscriminate sense of multiplication as good karma multiplied the rice grains and bad karma multiplied into a civil war and eventual surrender for the primary antagonist. 

Human/Manushya: Human nakshatras are more likely to live a human life style and it’s advised that they marry others who are of the clan of humans. They are neither gods nor demons, but lie somewhere in between seeking a higher form of existence but often falling short of even their own ideals. 

Brahmin: Priestly educated caste. Planets here will seek to follow dharma, philosophy, and a humanistic path. They may seek to spread and espouse their ideas, wisdom, beliefs or ideology. 

Kama: Motivation comes through desire and is often influenced by social situations and the opinion of others. They seek connection, profit, and free choice. 

Krura/Ugra – Fierce/Severe:  A provocative placement for starting fights, arguments, litigation, quitting your job, bringing an end to things or taking care of things once and for all. Serving justice or carrying out a crime, killing things, cheating, poisoning, surgery, buying or using guns and other weapons, destroying your enemies or obstacles in a harsh way. It’s good for harvesting, tearing down the old, clearing land for development, activities that once done cannot be undone. It can be great for cutting off toxic relationships, giving up bad habits, starting a tough detox, or going into rehab, completing some act of penance like self-flagellation. Magha, P. Phalguni, P. Ashadha, P. Bhadra are the other fierce Nakshatras. Tuesdays carry this energy which is why they say not to initiate travel on this day.  

Balanced: Here we find the balanced approach. Allows free will and fate to meet in the middle. But sometimes even balance can come at the cost of rigidity. 

Rajasic: Rajas functions through the mind, emotions, intellect in a spiritually active way. They are usually results orientated and active to achieve something. They have some heat or passion inside of themselves that needs to be satisfied. 

Pitta: Fire + Water = Hot, oily, light, sharp, rough

      • Vibrant, successful, aggressive
      • Disturbed by sour (Venus), pungent (Sun)
      • Pacified by bitter (Mars) & sweet (Jupiter)

Water: heavy, cold, movable, fluid, moist, liquid, soft & hard, clear

      • Earth + Water = Cooperation
      • Water does not cooperate with Air and impedes Fire
      • Fire does not cooperate with Earth and impedes Water
      • Air does not cooperate with Water and impedes Earth

North: We might find the entertainment district north from our home or the attention of the planet located here might be in the northern direction. 

Female: Influences the live karaka of planets placed here. The Fifth lord Jupiter placed here may give female children, especially the first one. But even father figures with a 9th lord sun here are likely to have some feminized features. 

Urdhva Mukha – Facing Upward: All these things that cause us to look upwards: mountains, church spires, temples, trees, birds, high places, and tall buildings. The intention might also be in building upwards or climbing the corporate ladder; though Purva Phalguni is usually more concerned with the social ladder. They tend towards optimism and hope and are often involved with uplifting others and like to have others look up to them. This can be a good day for sharing, offering trust or doing things that will raise you up in the esteem of others. Sun, Moon & Jupiter generally do well in the upward-facing nakshatras: Rohini, Ardra, Pusya, U.Phalguni, U.Asadha, Sravana, Dhanista, Satabisha, U.Bhadra.

Female Rat: (pairs with the male rat of Magha): “copulation cycle can be divided into three parts, the precopulatory phase, copulatory phase and executive phase [6]. During the precopulatory phase, the male rat and the receptive female (i.e. being in hormonal or behavioral estrus) will engage in anogenital sniffing. The subsequent copulatory phase consists of the female drawing the male’s attention with paracopulatory behavior: hopping (short jumps with all four legs off of the ground) and darting (short and sudden runaway movements, in which she presents her body to the male). In a reaction to these movements, the male rat will try to mount the female: he straddles the female from behind, and thrusts his hips in an attempt to locate the vagina with his penis. In the event of penile insertion into the vagina, the male rat continues his thrusting with a sudden deeper thrust. He then dismounts the female, visible as a short jump backwards, away from the female, sometimes raising his forepaws in the process. This behavior is recognized as an intromission. The physical stimulation caused by mounts and intromissions can cause the female to arch her back for easier vaginal entry, a receptive phenomenon known as lordosis. These behaviors tend to proceed in rapid succession, only to be interrupted by self-grooming, rest, and pacing by the female (runaway behavior). Finally, ejaculation constitutes the executive phase for the male, which is followed by a period of male inactivity, usually lasting around 5 min. The beginning of a new cycle of sexual behavior marks the end of the postejaculatory interval.

Auditory, olfactory and visual cues play an important role in sexual behavior. Interestingly, a cooperative function seems to exist for the different modalities in the induction of approach behavior of a potential mate ​[7]. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs /pii/S0166432817312330

Auspicious Activities – Muhurtha – Electional Astrology

For all the auspicious qualities of Purva Phalguni, it turns out to be a fierce, severe nakshatra which suggests we hold off on seeking positive development in our life for the day. This becomes a day to look out for number one. Getting rid of toxic relationships can go well as can quitting bad habits which may feel like losing a part of yourself. One may conquer others by consent or agreement; but they have none-the-less been conquered. It can be a good day to take vows, engage in a cleanse or a detox, take time away for meditation or spiritual reflection. 

Health: 

Lips, Sex organs & Right hand, 

      • Usually strong, virile, fertile, sexy, handsome, healthy, willfull.
      • Viral Infections: Herpes, venereal disease, skin problems. 
      • Heart, blood circulation 
      • Vision problems
      • Addiction issues, 

Gods & Symbols of Purva Phalguni

 

Bhaga: God of wealth, prosperity, marriage and the morning. He protects and maintains conjugal bliss. He knows the proper procedure to froster affection and sexual passion between the sexes. He provides the enjoyment and union we seek thru sex that also works to build a family and procreate. Bhaga bestows family inheritance & wealthy patrons. He distributes wealth, honour, glory and prosperity to others, making sure everyone gets a share. This can be like someone winning an award and giving a thank you speech allowing the light to reflect upon others and lift them up. They will always get the biggest portion, they are the big stars up on stage with everyone looking up at them; it’s Purva Phalguni’s job to use their attention to lift others and bring awareness to other causes. Legend has it that Shiva/Rudra blinded Bhaga.

Bhaga is the son of Aditi so is one of the twelve Adityas:

    • “Now please hear me as I describe the descendants of Aditi in chronological order. In this dynasty the Supreme Personality of Godhead Nārāyaṇa descended by His plenary expansion. The names of the sons of Aditi are as follows: Vivasvān, Aryamā, Pūṣā, Tvaṣṭā, Savitā, Bhaga, Dhātā, Vidhātā, Varuṇa, Mitra, Śatru and Urukrama.” –Srimad Bhagavata Purana, Canto 6, Chapter 6, Verse 39,

Siddhi is the wife of Bhaga and he has three sons and one daughter.

    • “O King, Siddhi, who was the wife of Bhaga, the sixth son of Aditi, bore three sons, named Mahimā, Vibhu and Prabhu, and one extremely beautiful daughter, whose name was Āśī.” –Srimad Bhagavata Purana, Canto 6, Chapter 18, Verse 2
    • “Sister of Varuṇa, sister of Bhaga, first among all sing forth, O joyous Morning. Weak be the strength of him who worketh evil: may we subdue him with our car the guerdon.” –Rig Veda

During Daksha’s sacrifice, Bhaga’s eyes were pulled out by Virabhadra, the demon raised by Shiva’s rage.

    • “Vīrabhadra immediately caught Bhaga, who had been moving his eyebrows during Bhṛgu’s cursing of Lord Śiva, and out of great anger thrust him to the ground and forcibly put out his eyes.”Srimad Bhagavata Purana, Canto 4, Chapter 5, Verse 20.

Another version of the story has him blinded for taking the share or the portion allotted to the gods.

    • “They said, ‘Take it round to Bhaga (Savitṛ, the Patron), who sits on the south side of the sacrificial fire. Bhaga will eat it by way of fore-portion, so that it may be as though it were offered.’ They accordingly took it round to Bhaga, who sat on the south side. Bhaga (Savitṛ) looked at it: it burnt out his eyes. And thus it came to pass. Hence they say, ‘Bhaga is blind.’”

Hammock (day bed): rest, relaxation, comfort, carefree enjoyment, pleasure, creativity, procreative. This is where the bride and groom meet for the first time and prepare for the wedding ceremony that will bring them together. This is also where business partners meet. It’s a relaxing atmosphere where everyone throws around ideas and occasionally puts them together for something new, allowing them to create something much bigger than what could have been achieved otherwise. This could be creative people and organizers coming together. People with ideas and people with money can do good business under Purva Phalguni. The hard Business takes place under Uttara Phalguni, but in Purva Palguni we find some negotiations, some dreaming big, some dreams coming true. In modern times we might be advised to find a nice spot in the park and watch the clouds.  

The platform that holds the sacred fire pit: This is a raised platform, or sometimes it just has something marking out the territory. It’s the place where everyone’s attention goes to, it’s where the spotlight shines. Purva Phalguni brings our attention to all the people involved with allowing a star to shine, or a new idea to take birth. If it wasn’t for the production crew and all those people who look up to them and supported them along the way; there would be no star; there would be no fire in the sacred fire pit. The next nakshatra, Uttara Phalguni, represents the fire in the middle. 

Shiva Lingam installed by the Pandava brothers in a series of caves along the Narmada river

Shiva Lingam: One of the Rishis went to Kailash to speak with Shiva. But when he arrived he was asked to wait because Shiva was making love to Parvati. He waited and waited, eons went by and Shiva’s attendants kept asking him to wait just a little longer. Finally the Sage got tired of waiting and burst in on shiva and cursed him to always be remembered as a lingam. 

The Shiva lingam is one of the most ancient fertility symbols representing the union of man and woman and procreation. The round peg has entered the round hole and as a result we have creation. But shiva is all about destruction, and here it’s division that must be destroyed so that unity may prevail

Hymen (Hymenaeus): This was the goddess of sexual intercourse. Her name means: “to sew together,” or “the joiner.” This Hyman covering of the vaginal opening was traditionally supposed to be broken by sexual intercourse following a woman’s (first) marriage. She was closely related to Dionysus who provides the libations to overcome inhibitions and makes sure everyone has a good time. He even helps to numb the pain or discomfort sometimes associated with first intercourse.  

Moneta: Greek goddess of money and the mint. Minting money is like creating value usually based on the value of something else. There an equivalence struck. Juno Moneta was the temple where coins were minted, of course it relates with monetization of money. It’s also related to the Greek word  “moneres”, meaning “alone” or “unique”. The words “nova moneta” were often stamped onto coins and had the meaning of new money  

Stars of Purva Phalguni 

Zosma: (d Leonis) the girdle. the lion’s back, the wise. The fallen angel. It’s said to bring shame and public lynchings followed by some kind of benefit. Hercules jumped on the back of the Nemian lion before breaking its neck. Zosma influences people to go into a dangerous situation to become the victim, or the martyr. Usually have strong (or misplaced faith). Planets that are afflicted here are said to make people self-centered, spiteful, immoral, deviant, rude and full of hatred for oneself and others. Can give a melancholic nature, depressive states of mind, fear of death, and fear of poisoning. They may be isolated or have  mental illness. We find many people going against the established system, questioning orthodoxy and don’t mind expressing their eccentricities (religious oddities, homosexuality, the victim role). The princess who needs to be saved. Or the knight in shining armour.

Some modern western astrologers suggest that when Hercules crushed the Nemean Lion from this point on, he was representing the way that the established order crushes the weak by making them powerless. People who are powerful rarely have placements here; it specifically belongs to victims. 

Tree of Purva Phalguni

Palash flower

Palash Tree: “Flame of the Forest (Butea Monosperma Tree); They can have crimson, yellow or white flowers with the white ones being highly cherished for their rare and mystical properties. Anti fertility in female rats. High doses can cause abortion. In makle rats it acts as an aphrodisiac. There are many indications that it may be used to help treat various types of cancer. Used to treat stomach worms. Effective for pain relief. Most commonly used in general tonics and as a liver supplement. May also treat osteoporosis and diabetes. 

Flame of the forest also get the name “parrot tree” due to the shape of its leaves, though they also look like lips and tongue of vagina and clitorus. Dyes can be made from the flowers and the wood is extremely hard and water resistant (which is a sign of wood relating to shiva. The leaves can also be used as plates. Agni is said to rule this tree, making it good for charcoal and burning. But it also gets used to separate the calves from the cows when they need the milk for ritual. The flowers are usually blooming for Shivaratri, making them a popular flower for the celebrations. Small pieces of this tree also get used in morning agni hotra rituals in various parts of India. It is commonly related with spring, and love, And all cultures connect it with kamadeva or cupid: the flowers being the arrows or nails of desire. Though it’s also used as the staff for Brahmacharins. Brahma and Narada recited gayatri under a palash tree. 

Key Themes

They evolve to true chivalry, renaissance men or women who people gather around and look up too. They appreciate the literary beauty of life: poetry, music, dance, literature, the fine arts, all that appeals to the heart and speak the highest truths. At the same time they are often strong athletic beautiful people who will stand up for truth and justice despite all odds. Perfect specimens in the Pushkara pada three. 

They seek to bring together truth (the Sun) and beauty (Venus). Or at least with the moon here they are comfortable with the friction between these two things. This is essentially what all these myths and great stories are about, much of the great art. They bend reality to get at a higher truth in the same way light refracts through a prism allowing us to see light in the rainbow rather than just the things illuminated by light. Purva Phalguni represents the visible light spectrum. How clear the light is from any individual’s chart will affect the truth they are reaching for and Venus will have much to say about the beauty they are capable of. In any case, they often will inspire others

They can easily devolve into selfishness, egoism, taking everything personally and basically putting themselves in the centre of everything where they don’t belong. They need a lot of attention and they can seek to get this in the wrong ways. This is a very sexual nakshatra so many like Madonna might use this for attention. Especially if Mars and Venus are working together in the chart somehow. 

This is where we get people working with a kind of sex tantra, worshiping the procreative act represented by the shiva lingam. They seek to create something completely new by bringing opposites together and the way a man and woman come together to make a baby. But this isn’t just about sex, it’s about creativity in general coming from a mix of knowledge of rhythm and harmony that come from putting together different notes to create a whole song (a life) much greater then it’s parts; and luck, divine inspiration; everything just coming together at the right time and place. Ultimately they seek the source of beauty, or the truth through union. They ultimately seek non-dualism not just thru sex, but thru every relationship they have. This whole universe is made of relationships between subjects and objects so every mundane interaction we have in the course of the day becomes an opportunity to see yourselves in the other and realise that although the subject and object appear to be different, they are not. It’s like looking at the rainbow in reverse. All the colours appear to be separate and distinct, but in truth they are not. 

Purva Phalguni represents visible light

Purva Phalguni lies on the visible light spectrum of electromagnetism. Magha takes up the infrared spectrum and Uttara Phalguni is ultraviolet. All of this electromagnetic energy exists from really Low Frequency radio waves to super high frequency gamma waves. They tend to study low frequency as waves and high frequency as particles. Purva Phalguni and visible light involve both. Some of the light is able to bend around a wall to partly illuminate the areas, suggesting waves; but much of the light is blocked when something blocks its way, suggesting it’s a particle. If we look at Leo we will see that it’s about 45% Magha, 45% Purva Phalguni and 10% Uttara Phalguni. The energy that gets through the atmosphere to reach the earth is about 45% infrared, 45% visible light & 10% ultraviolet. We could assume that the Sun in our charts shines with these same properties. We can see, explain, illuminate less than half of the truth, most of it lies beyond our capacity. Purva Phalgunis will, however, try to express the inexpressible. This connection with the sun connects it with the production of vitamin D in the body which is stimulated by light in the visible spectrum. Uttara Phalguni’s Ultraviolet light in the next nakshatra will stimulate photosynthesis. 

Of course all of this brings light, vision, illumination and intelligence all to the forefront for these people. The refraction of light can be from shiny objects which they certainly like. Partners might be seen in this way. They like all kinds of trophies, awards and titles. .Many of the top Purva Phalguni people have literally been awarded knighthoods, the actors and musicians with this placement have top awards like Golden Globes, Academy Awards, peoples choice or guild appreciation awards. 

They like awards ceremonies, weddings, and celebrations where everyone comes together for something greater than themselves. They need to remember those higher reasons for why they do what they do. They need to make sure they are acting as instruments of god and not just for their own selfish desires. Purva Phalgunis are tasked with showing us that chivalry is still alive and well in this modern world. 

In regards to health they should be aware of sexually transmitted diseases due to loose sexual habits which are common. Viruses like herpes in the mouth or genital areas are possible with affliction. Back problems are also common from sitting and laying around, they are prone to becoming lazy. Vision problems and colour blindness are possible with affliction here.   

Planetary Rulers of Purva Phalguni

Venus: Musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, arranging, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring, diplomacy, peer relationships, acquisition of financial well-being, enjoyment, beauty, image, agreeability, peaceful, value, 

Leo: Central, sovereign, creative, intelligence, authenticity, brilliance, genius, power, productivity, confidence, vitality, vision, light, illumination, spot-light, insight, center stage, speculations, games of chance, drama, entitlement, certainty of purpose, ego-centricity, singular, the highest, brightest, singular, 

Leo + Venus = Speculative finance, spectator sport, gambling, games, theatre, always “on stage,” with a need to satisfy the audience. They bring people together through agreements, contracts, and entertainment. 

Moon in the Pada of Purva Phalguni

Pada 1 (Leo + Venus + Leo): (Vargottama pada) Strong ego, opinionated, and have a strong sense of entitlement. Enjoyers of life and the drama of life. They may have many children or have many who look up to them. Leo pada gives extra ability to shine and they often have many good qualities that make them role models. They have very high ambitions that can carry them high in life. 

    • Moon: Anders Breivik (1), David Carpenter (1),  Peter Jennings (1), B.B. King (1), Keith Richards (1), Elon Musk (1),  Shaun Lethbridge (1), Leon Festinger (Psychologist (1)), Kent Cochrane (epileptic seizures & rare memory disorder (1)), Horatio Nelson (1), Hulk Hogan (1), Bob Saget (1), Pope Gregory VIII (1), Madonna (1), Mary Pickford (1), Jesseca Baldwin (1), Shirley McClaine (1), Jessica Baldwin (1)

Pada 2 (Leo + Venus + Virgo): They are usually calm, cool, grounded people, even in stressful situations. They are very hard workers who will continue to work even if sick or injured. The classics say they are unenthusiastic, sad and hate women. Perhaps this is merely because they are too cool. They may work with children in some way.. 

    • Moon: Andre-Marie Ampere (2), Hannah Arendt (2), Larissa (2), Anita Dzus (2), Tanya Tucker (2), Jeanne Weber (2), Matthew McConaughey (2),  Dalai Lama XIV (2), William Henry Bragg (2), Bill Cosby (2), David Ivad (2),Ted Kennedy, (2), Max Planck (2), John Travolta (2), Brett Hull (2), Rajiv Gandhi (2)

Pada 3 (Leo + Venus + Libra): (Pushkara pada) The moon here is rare. They get their power and wealth through promoting balance, harmony and love. They are usually very creative, original people with artistic talent; the classics specify architecture and sculpture, but obviously they can be great writers too. . They are compassionate and love their relatives and like to be close with their family. They often become experts in many fields, renaissance men or rhode scholar types who have mastered every branch of learning. They are charitable and giving, have a cordial temperament, and complete their good work on time. They are perfect; always attractive to the opposite sex.

    • Moon: JK Rowling (3), Candy Barr (3), Jack Kerouak (3), Michelle Pfeiffer (3), Jack Welch (3), Dante Alighieri (3),

Pada 4 (Leo + Venus + Scorpio) Power comes through diplomacy, in this 4th pada there are likely to be secret negotiations. They are always looking for funding and seeking to attract wealthy patrons. The classics call them beggars, sad, poor and jobless, they come ashamed with their hat in hand, but they are bold and will take the top position in any field; they develop enmity with many people, are mostly selfish and live for themselves despised by all. They may experience lots of jealousies, rivalries, and inter-office politics. But they can also sacrifice for the greater good and be relied on in intancse situations. This is typically a more difficult pada for Purva Phalguni.

    • Moon: Gandhi (4), Alan Watts (4), Dustin Hoffman (4), Arthur Schopenhauer (4), John F Kennedy (4), Robert Redford (4), Rudolf Steiner (4), Daniel Balabane (4), Frank Abbandando (4), Natalie Portman (4), Veronica Varanasi (4), Lydia Schmutz (4)

Planets in Purva Phalguni

Ascendant

Robertson Davies’ Astrology Chart

“But one must remember that they were all men with systems. Freud, monumentally hipped on sex (for which he personally had little use) and almost ignorant of Nature: Adler, reducing almost everything to the will to power: and Jung, certainly the most humane and gentlest of them, and possibly the greatest, but nevertheless the descendant of parsons and professors, and himself a super-parson and a super-professor. all men of extraordinary character, and they devised systems that are forever stamped with that character.… Davey, did you ever think that these three men who were so splendid at understanding others had first to understand themselves? It was from their self-knowledge they spoke. They did not go trustingly to some doctor and follow his lead because they were too lazy or too scared to make the inward journey alone. They dared heroically. And it should never be forgotten that they made the inward journey while they were working like galley-slaves at their daily tasks, considering other people’s troubles, raising families, living full lives. They were heroes, in a sense that no space-explorer can be a hero, because they went into the unknown absolutely alone. Was their heroism simply meant to raise a whole new crop of invalids? Why don’t you go home and shoulder your yoke, and be a hero too?” ― Robertson Davies, The Manticore

“We have educated ourselves into a world from which wonder, and the fear and dread and splendour and freedom of wonder have been banished. Of course wonder is costly. You couldn’t incorporate it into a modern state, because it is the antithesis of the anxiously worshiped security which is what a modern state is asked to give. Wonder is marvellous but it is also cruel, cruel, cruel. It is undemocratic, discriminatory and pitiless.” ― Robertson Davies, Fifth Business

“The women we really love are the women who complete us, who have the qualities we can borrow and so become something nearer to whole men. Just as we complete them, of course; it’s not a one-way thing. Leola and I, when romance was stripped away, were too much alike; our strengths and weaknesses were too nearly the same. Together we would have doubled our gains and our losses, but that isn’t what love is.” ― Robertson Davies

“Love affairs are for emotional sprinters; the pleasures of love are for the emotional marathoners.” ― Robertson Davies

Bob Dylan’s Astrology Chart

“May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true. May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you. May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong. May you stay forever young.” — Bob Dylan

“Creativity has much to do with experience, observation and imagination, and if any one of those key elements is missing, it doesn’t work.” — Bob Dylan

“I am not made like any of those I have seen. I venture to believe that I am not made like any of those who are in existence. If I am not better, at least I am different.” ― Jean Jacques Rousseau

Copernicus (1), Bob Dylan (1), Eric Clapton (1), Karl Benz (1), John Stuart Mill (1), Rajiv Gandhi (1), Mick Foley (1), Swami Paramananda Saraswati (1), Pranaal Baba (1), Satya Sai Baba (1), Napoleon Bonaparte (1), Zoe Fleischer (1), Betty Ford (1), Sara/Tegan Quin (2), Elizabeth Hurley (2), Janik Das Narmada (2), Marcus Aurelius (2), Jules Dumont d’Urville (2), Nigel Farage (2), Clint Black (2), Frank Gehry (2), Hugh Laurie (House MD (2)), King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden (2), Buddy Holly (2), Nikita Khrushchev (2), Steven Crowder (2), Chris Martin (2), Pieter Jossa (3), Jack Kerouak (3), Julius Mayer (3), Clifford Olson (3), George Orwell (3), Jean Jacques Rousseau (3), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (3), Lydia Shire (3), Ivenka Trump (3), Stephanie Pierce (3), Ciara Bagley (4), Ruth Benedict (4), Mikhail Bakunin (4), Sachindev (4), Robertson Davies (4), Winston Churchill (4), Akbar the Great (4), Richard Nixon (4), Henry VIII (4), King Qin Shi Huang (4), Thomas Spence (4), Roger Waters (4), Oscar Wilde (4), Karl Wolff (4). 

[Many charts have not been confirmed so ascendant and even moon placements may not be correct. Use your own judgement.]

Sun in Purva Phalguni

Swami Sivananda’s Astrology Chart

“A desire arises in the mind. I am satisfied immediately when another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.” –Swami Sivananda

“Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns. He marches directly to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination.” — Swami Sivananda

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” — Swami Sivananda

“Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations.” — Swami Sivananda

“Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.” — Swami Sivananda

“Know that wealth, sex-delights, power, learning are all bondage. This is the beginning of wisdom.” — Swami Sivananda

“Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now”— Swami Sivananda

They express themselves like celebrities; they shine wealth, creativity, style, sex appeal taking absolute delight in the field of the senses. They are usually independent and freedom loving.

They might have a central place in celebrity culture or they could be an authority for it.  They might work in the financial sector, stock market, or investment financing. They tend to seek out only the highest quality. Celebrities or sex symbols with great style; delighting in the field of the senses. They seek peace in the middle of all this wealth & celebrity power.  In some ways this can relate to the Buddhist middle way or the tantric path balanced on the fine line between worldly pleasures and spiritual pursuits. This is why the Shiva lingam is one of the symbols of this nakshatra. It’s not just a shiva lingam, the yoni is there too, as is the space around it which is guarded over by Nandi. Purva Phalguni represents the friction between two things that creates the spark of something new. However, when the Sun is here they have the most difficult task of finding the centre between the two things. It seems to me that the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra’s deal with this for the most part. Until they find that centre they will have much trouble in life. Shivananda & Satguru would perhaps be good mentors. 

That friction between two things is also part of the diplomatic side of things. Writing contracts, negotiating and coming to agreements while still maintaining one’s sovereignty. John Locke was especially concerned with the relationship or agreement between the individual and the state, Many of them like Roger Waters, Richard Gere & Tolstoy have struggled greatly with their wealth and celebrity status in the face of much suffering and poverty in the world. It’s a kind of celebrity guilt or wealth guilt that seeks to rebalance the source of power. This seems quite clear in Robin DiAngelo “White Fragility” as well. There can be a bit of “you’re either with us or with the enemy” syndrome with this placement until they find their place in the centre; though of course not everyone manages this in one lifetime. 

They will have no trouble attracting the opposite sex, but durable relationships may be more difficult due to their oversized egos. It might be an easier placement for women since they more naturally reflect the beauty and balance of this nakshatra. It can be a very romantic placement, but the romance may be almost over-done for many.  tend to clash egos with partners or almost anyone they get close to. They glamourize authority, freedom, sovereignty. They have a balanced and confident way of expressing themselves and they usually enjoy social gatherings as long as they are the centre of attention. 

Johann von Goethe (1), Taras (1), Warren Buffet (1), Zenobia Camprubi (1), Channer (1), Fredrich Hegal (1), Richard Gere (1), Ernest Rutherford (1), Jean Beliveau (1),Roger Waters (2), Sharvangi Varanasi (2), Henry Ford II (2), Adam Engineer (2), Sharvangi Varanasi (2), WWII (2), Rose McGowan (2), Ferdinand Porsche (2), Joshua Jones (2), Larissa (2), Satguru (2), John Locke (2), Buddy Holly (3), Stephane Abrail (3), Robin Di Angelo (White Fragility (3)), Peter Sellers (3), Christine Victoria (3), Sara Aldrete (killer/smuggler (3)), Michael Shermer (3), Sivananda (3), Tracy Head (3), Andy Hug (3), Jesse James (3), James Norman Mattis (3), David Phillips (3), D.H. Lawrence (4), 9/11 (4), Doc Holliday (4), Leo Tolstoy (4), King Louis XIV France (4), Bashar Al-Assad (4), Stephen Jay Gould (4), Robert Bruell (4), Dava Caldwell (4), Margaret Trudeau (4),  

Moon in Purva Phalguni 

Keith Richards’ Astrology Chart

“What is it that makes you want to write songs? In a way you want to stretch yourself into other people’s hearts. You want to plant yourself there, or at least get a resonance, where other people become a bigger instrument than the one you’re playing. It becomes almost an obsession to touch other people. To write a song that is remembered and taken to heart is a connection, a touching of bases. A thread that runs through all of us. A stab to the heart. Sometimes I think songwriting is about tightening the heartstrings as much as possible without bringing on a heart attack.” — Keith Richards (Moon in Purva Phalguni conj. Jupiter in Magha 10th house)

The moon Jupiter combination made him very comfortable up on stage with so many adoring fans, and all those lights and the magic he was capable of making. His Purva Phalguni moon is comfortable up there and he would be comfortable with the routine. He even turned down a chance at being Knighted to show appreciation to all his fans that have stood against everything that the Monarchy stands for.  

They evolve to true chivalry, renaissance men or women who people gather around and look uo to. They appreciate the literary beauty of life: poetry, music, dance, literature, the fine arts, all that appeals to the heart and speak the highest truths. At the same time they are often strong athletic beautiful people who will stand up for truth and justice despite all odds. Perfect specimens in the Pushkara pada 3. But they need to get the opportunity to make achievements in order to stand tall. They have to be prepared to tarnish their shiny suit.

Purva Phalguni moons like to be in an atmosphere that brings together truth (the Sun) and beauty (Venus). Or at least with the moon here they are comfortable with the friction between these two things. What Leon Festinger, with his moon here, describes as cognitive dissonance. Many of the myths, great stories, and great art do this; they bend reality to get at a higher truth in the same way light refracts through a prism allowing us to see light in the rainbow rather than just the things illuminated by light (we cannot see the sun light itself unless it reflects or refracts off of something. How clear the light is from any individual’s chart will affect the truth they are reaching for and Venus will have much to say about the beauty they are capable of. In any case, they often will inspire others and are looked up to by others. 

They can easily devolve into selfishness, egoism, taking everything personally and basically putting themselves in the centre of everything where they don’t belong. They need a lot of attention and they can seek to get this in the wrong ways. This is a very sexual nakshatra so many like Madonna might use this for attention. Especially if Mars and Venus are working together in the chart somehow. 

This is where we get people working with a kind of sex tantra, worshiping the procreative act represented by the shiva lingam. They seek to create something completely new by bringing opposites together and the way a man and woman come together to make a baby. But this isn’t just about sex, it’s about creativity in general coming from a mix of knowledge of rhythm and harmony that come from putting together different notes to create a whole song (a life) much greater then it’s parts; and luck, divine inspiration; everything just coming together at the right time and place. Ultimately they seek the source of beauty, or the truth through union. They ultimately seek non-dualism not just thru sex, but thru every relationship they have. This whole universe is made of relationships between subjects and objects so every mundane interaction we have in the course of the day becomes an opportunity to see yourselves in the other and realize that although the subject and object appear to be different, they are not. It’s like looking at the rainbow in reverse. All the colours appear to be separate and distinct, but in truth they are not; they are emitted from a single source. 

Purva Phalguni lies on the visible light spectrum of electromagnetism. We can see, explain, illuminate less than half of the truth, most of it lies beyond our capacity. Purva Phalgunis will, however, try to express what cannot be. This connection with the sun connects Purva Phalguni with the production of vitamin D in the body which is stimulated by light in the visible spectrum. 

Of course all of this brings light, vision, illumination and intelligence all to the forefront for these people. The refraction of light can be from shiny objects which they certainly like. Partners might be seen in this way. They like all kinds of trophies, awards and titles. .Many of the top Purva Phalguni people have literally been awarded knighthoods, the actors and musicians with this placement have top awards like Golden Globes, Academy Awards, peoples choice or guild appreciation awards. 

They like awards ceremonies, weddings, and celebrations where everyone comes together for something greater than themselves. They need to remember those higher reasons for why they do what they do. They need to make sure they are acting as instruments of god and not just for their own selfish desires. Purva Phalgunis are tasked with showing us that chivalry is still alive and well in this modern world. 

In regards to health they should be aware of sexually transmitted diseases due to loose sexual habits which are common. Viruses like herpes in the mouth or genital areas are possible with affliction. Back problems are also common from sitting and laying around, they are prone to becoming lazy and do well with a muse to help inspire them. Vision problems and colour blindness are possible with afflictions here. 

Without inspiration they often end up just laying around all day dreaming in a world with themselves as the centre of attention. They can also make dreams come true. Purva Phalguni is associated with things like “Make a Wish Foundation.”

These are the true creative artists of the zodiac. Like Kieth Richards sys, they want to touch our hearts. And like Hulk Hogan or JK Rowling, children and adoring fans often look up to them. In any case, they are often someone you can look up to; an ideal for the rest of us to reach for; an inspiration like Madonna to so many young girls. They might not always be the best role model, but that’s none-the-less the role they have been given. Usually, with age, they will begin to realise the responsibility that goes with their position. It will always serve them well to be thankful to their fans, and all the people who work so hard build their podium and shine the spotlights. This kind of gentle gratitude also relates to the tantric side of this where we show our gratitude and celebrate the coming together of opposites. They could work in the marriage or dating industry and several others work in higher-end spa, wellness and lifestyle industries. 

They often like children and they make really good teachers and caregivers capable of allowing those under them to dream big. They moon in comfort with the childlike wonder of the world that allows creation to happen. They may find themselves defending the rights of children to be children; to dream and be free. 

They like to have an elevated platform: a stage, a podium, a soap box, or even a horse (vehicle) that lifts them up. They usually like the modern celebrity lifestyle; lots of crystal, glass, diamonds, shiny brushed metal and other things that reflect and refract light. They are often socialites into modern luxury, arts and entertainment, fashion, style and beauty. They like to have the best part, the most stylish and luxurious atmosphere. They usually maintain a devotion to the gods and the ancestors. They are romantic and may be sex symbols of sorts. They tend to have a lot of energy and enthusiasm for enjoyment & wealth. It’s said that they often burst onto the scene to make a name for themselves and then coast on that early success. They are often the ones who hold political or creative authority. “Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others.” They suffer from the cognitive dissonance between their own self centred need for attention and their desires for relationship. This typically proves to be difficult since no one partner can possibly supply the praise, attention and validation needed by our Purva Phalguni brothers and sisters. This typically leads to a series of dramatic romantic partnerships followed by disappointment. These personal dramas usually have little effect on their base of adoring fans who they know will always be there to praise them. They can become diva characters; though Pushya can also give this. They are especially sensitive to feelings of isolation, abandonment and rejection. 

Many Purva Phalguni people have been Knighted. Of course these are typically the top Purva Phalguni people, but lesser titles and awards are there to be won and great achievements of all kinds are there to be made. It’s really about the Purva Phalguni person getting praise and recognition for being a source of inspiration to others. The Purva Phalguni native then directs that light elsewhere, to some cause or back to the fans and people who are the actual source of inspiration. It’s a feedback loop that raises the person up which allows them to inspire more and more people who in turn raise him up. J.K. Rowling was knighted by France and given the Order of the British Empire as an officer. William Henry Bragg was knighted. Horatio Nelson was Knighted in the Order of Bath. Dante Aligieri was a knight the the age of chivalry who made achievements in the 1289 Battle of Campaldino. Rajiv Gandhi received the Bharat Ratna; the highest civilian award. Georgia O’Keeffe won the Edward MacDowell Medal (1972), the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977, and the )National Medal of Arts (1985). Many of the actors here have Academy Awards, Golden Globes, or other guild awards. I mentioned Kieth Richards turning down an opportunity to be Knighted, which in a strange Catch 22 way only shows that he is a true knight. 

Dante Alighieri (moon P. Phalguni, no aspects): Began his moon period just before he turned fifteen. He was already engaged to be married but deeply in love with someone else since his Sun-Moon period when he was just 9 years old. His mother had been dead for about 5 years already and he spent much of his youth dreaming of love and completing his studies. It was a time of “courtly love” with an emphasis on nobility and chivalry. He was just 24 years old when Moon Venus Mars dahsa came along to give him some role in the Battle of Campaldino as a cavalryman. A real life knight in shining armour. Florence at that time was an important centre for craftsmanship and metal works. They specialised in weapons and armour. And it was the renaissance where they were desperately trying to bring more beauty into what had previously been seen as purely functional objects. It’s likely he distinguished himself in battle because in the following Moon Sun period he was established as an effective leader and tactician with Sun in Mrigasira. William Henry Bragg (moon Saturn conj. P. Phalguni, conj. Jupiter in U. Phalguni): 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics “for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays.” Knighted in 1920. Rudolf Steiner: Philosopher who sought to find a synthesis between science and spirituality. 

Anders Breivik (1), David Carpenter (1),  Peter Jennings (1), B.B. King (1), Keith Richards (1), Elon Musk (1),  Shaun Lethbridge (1), Leon Festinger (Psychologist (1)), Kent Cochrane (epileptic seizures & rare memory disorder (1)), Horatio Nelson (1), Hulk Hogan (1), Bob Saget (1), Pope Gregory VIII (1), Madonna (1), Marry Pickford (1), Jesseca Baldwin (1), Shirley McClaine (1), Jessica Baldwin (1), Andre-Marie Ampere (2), Hannah Arendt (2), Larissa (2), Anita Dzus (2), Tanya Tucker (2), Jeanne Weber (2), Matthew McConaughey (2),  Dalai Lama XIV (2), William Henry Bragg (2), Bill Cosby (2), David Ivad (2),Ted Kennedy, (2), Max Planck (2), John Travolta (2), Brett Hull (2), Rajiv Gandhi (2), JK Rowling (3), Candy Barr (3), Jack Kerouak (3), Michelle Pfeiffer (3),    Jack Welch (3), Dante Alighieri (3), Gandhi (4), Alan Watts (4), Dustin Hoffman (4), Arthur Schopenhauer (4), John F Kennedy (4), Robert Redford (4), Rudolf Steiner (4), Daniel Balabane (4), Frank Abbandando (4), Natalie Portman (4), Veronica Varanasi (4), Lydia Schmutz (4), 

Mars in Purva Phalguni 

“Violence was almost an aphrodisiac for me.” — Woody Harrelson

Sports and fitness are highlighted with this placement. Mars brings their aggression and competitiveness forward. They will glamourize sex, violence, death, police, military, men, masculinity, competition, They might also use force, power, threats, aggression, of competition to bring two things together. They might get a runners high where they feel completely connected to god, or they might get this from high from power, winning over the competition. 

Woody Harrelson starred in Natural Born Killers which was specifically about the glamourization of violence by the media. Little needs to be said about Sylvester Stallone’s 10th house P. Phalguni Mars’ role in bringing violence to the big screen. Indra Gandhi’s war against he sikhs and her subsequent assassination was certainly top news. Trent Reznor wrote hard industrial songs with titles like “I want to fuck you like and animal.” Sarah Jesseca Parker has done more for the sexual liberation of women thru her character on the show, “Sex in the City”, than almost anyone else. She is a good guide for how this nakshatra will be in the female charts. George Bush Jr used very challenging rhetoric to build an alliance or a “coalition of the willing;” those willing to take action: “You’re either with America or you’re with the terrorists.” Peter Sellers was the original inspector on Pink Panther. He made almost his whole career by parodying military and police officers on stage. They have a way of putting Mars in the middle of everything. Some elite physical trainers and yogi’s have this placement.

In some ways this can also be seen as a kind of very direct method of becoming one with god in a way that brings certainty to the Leo. Mars is direct, they walk straight into the fire, they turn up the heat, crank up the passion, the anger, the heat of the moment and then everything else disappears, they feel like kings, on top of the world…. Until it all comes crashing down. This can be a very destructive nakshatra. They may have to push for more and more intense experiences in order to gain that sense of certainty where they just know. Gordon Ramsay glamorized Mars through cooking as an executive and celebrity chef. His personal life was for drunken one night stands with fans. George Floyd became famous for both the violence done to him, as well as for the violence he committed. Dave Toschi was on the other side of the coin glamourizing violence as the real life cop who the “Dirty Harry” character was modeled from. In any case, their aggression is often celebrated in some way. Tends to be a beneficial placement for male children, students and coalitions. 

Woody Harrelson’s Astrology Chart

“I think people’s perception is that when you’re famous, you want people to love you. That’s a big part of why people become famous, because they don’t just want love, they want it on a grand scale. But once you realise – and it’s not a big trick to really figure it out – that it’s just completely artificial, an external pumping of the ego that’s never going to really help you, then it’s an easy thing to step out of it. That’s probably why Harrison Ford lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.” — Woody Harrelson (Mars P. Phalguni conj. Rahu Magha 3rd house)

Sylvester Stallone (1), Ed Belfour (1), George Bush Jr (1), Channer (1), Jacques Chirac (1), Joan Collins (1), Larry Thraen (1), Canada (1), Indira Gandhi (1), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex in the City (2)), Rodney King (2), Clark Gable (2), Trent Reznor (2), Woody Harrelson (3), Gordon Ramsay (Chef (3)), Napoleon Bonaparte (3), Emperor Wu of Han (3), Invasion of Grenada (3), Satguru (3), B.V. Raman (3), Robert Buell (3), Martin Poolsland (3), Max Knoll (3), Charles Manson (3), Cheech Martin (3), Richard Feynman (3), Betty Ford (3), Mother Teresa  (3), Jeanne d’Arc (3), Sylvia Didlaivit (3), Juliette France (3), Yoko Ono (3), Jeanne Weber (3), Sylvia Brown (3), Brooke (4), Andre-Marie Ampere (4), Emma Goldman (4), Margot Mexico (4), Georgia O’Keeffe (4), George Floyd (4), Dave Toschi (4), Peter Sellers (4), Sam Walton (Walmart (4)), WW I (4), Thomas Clarence (4), Pope Benedict VIII (4), Steve Austin (4), Robert Curry (4).   

Mercury in Purva Phalguni 

“A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.” — Swami Sivananda

“It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.” — Swami Sivananda

They tend to glamourize the media, speech, mantra and are likely to follow the lives of the stars through magazines. There can be a lot of cognitive dissonance here because very often when you know the facts from both sides it’s difficult to realize a single truth since facts, numbers, logic, rhetoric can always find a way to make a case for both sides. Jupiter uses his moral compass and discrimination to make judgements, but Mercury here will vacillate one way and the other. They really only feel free and clear in the spontaneity of speech and conversation. Due to Leo placement, Mercury could try to imitate the king and seat himself in the middle of the two sides, or he could try to act like Venus trying to bring the two sides together. This could potentially make them a good moderator. Much of the success of any of these placements includes the position of Sun and Venus; the two “rulers” of Purva Phalguni.  

This Mercury tries to measure or account for the gap between two things. But Mercury is immature and doesn’t know very much. It seems that many of these folks tend to increase the gap by analysing it to death, trying to account for it and glamourising it through the media. Many of these people have put forward some very divisive views. This position is fraught with cognitive dissonance. They can be good accountants and numbers people; but they can be tempted to use this in cunning ways.

Rose McGowan’s #metoo movement fits well with the narrative of self seeking recognition combined with the impersonal relationship connecting victims together so that they might attain praise for their victimhood. We also find a good example of “everyone being equal, except some are more equal than others” as this movement drew heavy criticism for only recognising victims and narratives that supported the talking points of the Democratic party while ignoring the victims of violence who’s stories went against their narrative. 

B.B. King (1), Knut Hamsun (1), Ron DeSantis (1), BV Raman (1), Ron Paul (1),  Robert William Johnstone (1), Ibram X Kendi (1), Kent Cochrane (epileptic seizures & rare memory disorder (1)), Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo (1), Jennifer Lawrence (1), Dawn Doell (1), Madame Helena Blavatsky (2), Maxine Waters (2), Whitney Houston (2), Dustin Hoffman (2), George Soros (2), David Phillips (2), Geogre Soros (2), Sivananda (2), Kenny Rogers (2), Julius Caesar (3), John McAfee (3), Fredrich Hegal (3), Michael Douglas (3), Paul Bernardo (3), Jean Beliveau (3), Brett Hull (3), Rose McGowan (3), Dava Caldwell (3),  Ingrid Bergman (4), Elsie Ingis (4), Hunter S. Thompson (4), Edward Norton (4), Robert De Nero (4), Sri Aurobindo (4), Henry Everyman Pirate (4), Afghanistan (4), David Frawley (4), Doc Holliday (4), Clay Walker (4), Leo Strauss (4), Oscar Romeo (4), Robert Redford (4), Larry Nassar (4). (Several high-end prostitutes have Mercury in Purva Phalguni suggesting there is a tendency to put money in the centre of everything. It may all come down to numbers.)

Jupiter in Purva Phalguni 

Thomas Jefferson’s Astrology Chart

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend.” “It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.” — Thomas Jefferson (Jupiter in P. Phalguni conj. Saturn in Magha)

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have the occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any.” “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more of it I have.” “It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing it.” “It is neither wealth nor splendour; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.”   — Thomas Jefferson (Jupiter in P. Phalguni conj. Saturn in Magha)

“A man could no longer be private and withdrawn. The world allows no hermits.” ― D.H. Lawrence

The words of Thomas Jefferson sum up this nakshatra very well: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. He made these values into an ideology that he hoped would bring the two sides of the ideological spectrum together; an ideology that everyone could rally around like a first born male. They might also try to synthesize two opposing beliefs. They are usually very open to different cultures, opinions and religions. Their creativity, intelligence and imagination may be inspired by the friction of two opposing ideologies. There can be some cognitive dissonance in their beliefs; or some kind of hypocrisy in their lives. They might glamourize ideology and refuse to see the flaws; some cognitive dissonance regarding their beliefs.

They can be exceptionally productive as their business seems to extend time; they can get a lot done in a short amount of time. They may be fond of pageants and ceremonies at the temple or university. Endowments and scholarships related to higher education. This also bodes well for sexual enjoyment amongst the University professors, the judiciary branch, and of course within the temple priests. People with Jupiter in Purva Phalguni can be very indulgent and open to new pleasures and enjoyments as well as different points of view.  

Adam Gorey (1), Thomas Jefferson (1), David Phillips (1), Lev Simkhovich Vygodsky (1), Joseph Hailer (1), Ella (1), Patsy Cline (1), Stephanie Pierce (2), Dhairya Mouna (2), Jenn-Child (2), Ben English (2), Robin Di Angelo (White Fragility (2)), Ivan Pavlov (2), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (2), Peter I of Russia (2), Fifth Business snowball (3), Simone de Beauvoir (3), Joan Collins (3), Willie Nelson (3), Count Zeppelin (3), Peter Smith (AI, Comp. Science, Mathematics (3)), David Gilbert (3), Michael Douglas (3), Andrew Jackson (4), Yoichiro Nambu (4), Michel Arth (4), Tony Esposito (4), D.H. Lawrence (4), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (4), Lara H Baba (4).  

Venus in Purva Phalguni

Nietzsche’s Astrology Chart

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Glamourization of women, love, beauty, relationships, art and literature. They might use these as a means to get the podium or they will use the light that shines on them to raise awareness for these kinds of Venusian topics. Men with this position love glamorous women and the women with this placement are capable of expressing a lavish celebrity style; they are not afraid to sparkle under the bright lights. Since Venus represents the women in their lives they may have wives, girlfriends, sisters, or daughters who dream big and seek to make dreams come true. This is a good position for female achievement. 

There seems to be a sense of women maybe breaking through the glass ceiling here; but certainly any woman around these folks will see to make high achievements in new fields. Martha Stewart was a master homemaker, but also became involved in the stock market and market fraud. Both investor and fraud artists were predominantly men. Cheryl Crane became a hero when she stabbed her mothers boyfriend to death in sexual self defence. Kamala Harris Rose to top prosecutor in California before becoming the first female vice president. She is also a strong champion of women’s rights. Julia Roberts, besides being a top model and actress for years, started her own housewares company knowing that the people making the big bucks were the ones hiring the models, not the models themselves. She is a one of the better role models on the list considering her ability to manage so much professionally while raising children and keeping her marriage together. This venue in the 4th house will raise awareness to women’s place in the home as well as giving them a natural understanding of feng shui or vastu shastra type topics that teach the ways of harmony and balance within a space.  

One way or another they will put Venus at the centre of their lives and they will do whatever they have to do to keep her there. Many of them are trust fund children or they have set up investment trusts to manage their charities and that kind of thing. Sarah Ferguson has set up a trust to take care of 14 charitable organizations and other causes (mostly related to health care: cancer and cardiovascular disease).

From a tantric perspective these people love the friction of creating something new. The coming together of opposites to make something new. This can be a man and a woman coming together to make a baby, or it can be two creative geniuses putting their minds together to come up with something. This also suggests the kinds of fusion between two cultural styles, which could be a broad range of things for different people: fashion & clothing, food & drinks, art & design. It want’s to bring two things of value together to make something even more valuable than the sum of its parts. Even Nietzsche’s idea: “That which is done out of love is always beyond good and evil.” suits this position very well. This may be their general perception of art, beauty and love: all Venusian pursuits under this star transcend good and evil. We cannot judge it from that perspective, we can only appreciate it or not. From an energetic perspective you will either vibe with it or not, but you can’t say if it’s good or evil. 

WWII (1), Ken Kesey (1), Tom Thomson (1), Ferdinand Porsche (1), Modi (1), Stephen Wolfram (Mathematics (1)), Nietzsche (1), Doc Holliday (1), Sarah Ferguson (1), Lara H Baba (1), Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York (1), Natalie Wood (1), Martha Stewart (1), Jakob H (2), Patrick Swayze (2), Ginger Rogers (1), JK Rowling (1), Danah Blanco (2), Sophia Loren (2), Monica B (2), Tasmin (2), James Boswell (2), Channer (2), Denton Cooley (2), Robert Redford (2), Kevin Spacey (2),  William T Vollman (2), Leonard Cohen (2), Rajiv Gandhi (2), Robin Williams (2), Stephanie Charbonnier (2), Sheldon Adelson (2), Roger Waters (2), Steve Yeats (drawing baba (2)), Buster Keaton (3), Joe Rogan (3), David Frawley (3), Pierre Trudeau (3),Louis Riel (3), Horatio Nelson (3), Adam Engineer (3), Invasion of Grenada (3), Juliette France (3), Cheryl Crane (3), Meghan Merkel Duchess of Wales (3), Kamala Harris (4), Sarah Bernhart (4), Julia Roberts (4), Hugo Chavez (4), Caravaggio (4), Mick Jagger (3), Tymm Poolsland (4), Reverend Jerry Falwell (4), Edmond James Rothschild (4),  Kent Cochrane (epileptic seizures & rare memory disorder (4)), Shiva Biswas (4), Miguel de Cervantes (4),  Peter Jennings (4), Don McLean, Lydia Shire, (Several unnamed prostitutes or dancers also have Venus in Purva Phalguni which is a kind of easy way to put a woman in the middle and make her the object of desire. I imagine a good number of OnlyFans people also have this.)

Saturn in Purva Phalguni

Tom Waits Astrology Chart

“Time is just memory mixed in with Desire.” ― Tom Waits

“I did my time in the jail of your arms.” — Tom Waits

“My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane.” — Tom Waits

“I’ve always believed that the way you affect your audience is more important than how many of them are there.” — Tom Waits

“You have the ultimate responsibility for your experience.” — Richard Gere

“The crowd is the gathering place of the weakest; true creation is a solitary act.” — Charles Bukowski

“Take a writer away from his typewriter and all you have left is the sickness that started him writing in the first place.” — Charles Bukowski

Bhimrao Ambedkar’s Astrology Chart

“On the 26th of January 1950, we are going to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics we will have equality and in social and economic life we will have inequality. In politics we will be recognizing the principle of one man one vote and one vote one value. In our social and economic life, we shall, by reason of our social and economic structure, continue to deny the principle of one man one value. How long shall we continue to live this life of contradictions? How long shall we continue to deny equality in our social and economic life? If we continue to deny it for long, we will do so only by putting our political democracy in peril. We must remove this contradiction at the earliest possible moment or else those who suffer from inequality will blow up the structure of political democracy which this Assembly has so laboriously built up.” ― Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Writings And Speeches

“In the Hindu religion, one can[not] have freedom of speech. A Hindu must surrender his freedom of speech. He must act according to the Vedas. If the Vedas do not support the actions, instructions must be sought from the Smritis, and if the Smritis fail to provide any such instructions, he must follow in the footsteps of the great men. He is not supposed to reason. Hence, so long as you are in the Hindu religion, you cannot expect to have freedom of thought” ― B.R. Ambedkar

“History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.” ― Bhim Rao Ambedkar

“Humans are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.” ― Bhim Rao Ambedkar

They might glamourize suffering, old age, and the cold, hard life. They might do this in order to regulate culture, the arts, creativity, and truth. Saturn fears all these Purva Phalguni fruits so they restrict it from others the way they were restricted. Of course Saturn in Leo also aspects Scorpio so we find them living with a lot of secrets and the truth is often suppressed. They often don’t like children who ask too many questions or show too much curiosity. These people will seek to protect others from themselves, from knowing too much, from allowing their minds to wander. Of course the sexual connotations around Purva Phalguni are also regulated by law, by Saturn. 

These are the dark knights who feel imprisoned by love, imprisoned by the truth. They might suffer for what they know. They usually have a fairly practical mind, but they might be too practical, everything becomes sticks and stones to them. Of course they are often very capable of arranging these sticks and stones in a pleasing or inspiring manner. They want to express truth and beauty, which are ideals best realised in their most subtle form, with sticks and stones in the dense, gross physical reality. The way Manhattan built the Statue of Liberty. The way Johnathan Luckhurst builds beautiful & functional garden stands. Or dare I say it, the way Kaitlin Jenner rearranged her physical reality. They may have personal contradictions or vested interests that keep them from the truth for a long time.

Purva Phalguni has some chimeric qualities to it. This sense of putting two opposites together is like mixing a narwhal and a horse to make a unicorn. That’s fine, a unicorn can and does exist in the world of ideas, but people with Saturn in Purva Phalguni try to really make that unicorn into a reality. They have a hard time understanding subtle truths and symbolic language. 

They might have been punished for their flights of fantasy when they were children. They don’t have a lot of trust, or at least their trust is tightly regulated. They can be incredibly creative, but they want to put their creativity to practical use. They can be good architects and building designers. They can often achieve a nice blend of form and function much later in life. Their fans are usually the working class, farmers, labourers, administrators, and blue collar people; the masses who are affected most by reality. But the issues they seek to draw attention to are not very sleek and sexy so no matter how much they might try to raise awareness, much of their effort will be in vain. Their success, creativity, productivity and even children might not come until late in life. Some of these folks might work with old people, and there is a good chance they will be workaholics in some way. Their whole life may revolve around work. 

They very often find jobs providing services for the elite: face lifts, banking, media production, security and protection, carpentry, music, entertainment…. 

Manhattan: cultural, entertainment and financial capital of the USA (and arguably the world). For the most part, this is where the rules are made. The Statue of Liberty (a big pile of Saturnious stone) sits here reminding the world of the twin ideals of Sovereignty and Peace (Sun & Venus). Saturn will try to regulate culture, education and finance; through longer term investments, laws or constitutions that regulate culture and education; what we call the education system. Artists might do very well later in life after they learn how the entertainment industry works. They might be labourers, service people, or old timers of the culture, education of financial sectors. One the other hand it could be that people with this placement hire many such people to work for them. They tend to have a social conscience. 

Descartes (1), Richard Gere (1), Rudolf Steiner (1), Pierre Trudeau (1), Jonathan Luckhurst (1), Joel Cran (1), Eddie Gallagher (1), Thomas More (1), Sparrow (1), Stormy Daniels (1), Eva Finland (1), Catherine Thailand (1), Shir Werbner (2), Agatha Christie (2), Empress Wu Zetian (2), Maria Siemionow (nerve regeneration surgeon (2)), Kate Martin (2), Thomas Spence (2), Michael Maa (2), Stevie Wonder (2), Bhimrao Ambedkar (2), Charles Bukowski (2), Anders Breivik (2), Charlemagne (2), Korean War (3), Manhattan (3), Denton Cooley (3), Frank Costelo (3), Johann Sebastian Bach (3), James Garfield (3), Deweight Eisenhower (3), King Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (3), Alex Georgia (3), Adam Engineer (3), Caitlyn Jenner (3), Katie Holms (3), Sigourney Weaver (3), Keya D. (4), Lorenzo de Medici (4), William Henry Bragg (4), Tom Waits (4), Charles de Gaulle (4), India 1950 (4).

Rahu in Purva Phalguni 

Glamourization of technology, the future. They are usually fascinated by the lifestyles of the rich and famous; though they tend to spend most of their time alone. When they enter “the scene” it will often be as an outsider somehow. Several of them overcome handicaps to make a name for themselves. Hearing & speaking problems both seem to have some place here. 

Their world might seem to revolve around the foreign, the unusual, the deformed, the pollution or the thick oily smoke. There seems to be many criminals on the list; especially in the 4th pada.. A few people have lives that orbit around oil. Others in the media are very good at creating illusions and putting up smoke and mirrors.  

Some good photographers here: using technology to create unique and original art. Lens’ and optics become especially important whether they’re using a camera or a microscope. They have a particular sensitivity to light and sound. 

Wayne Gretzky (1), Adam Engineer (1), Gaddafi (1), Chris Griscom (1), Karl von Habsburg (1), Alan Shepard (1), India Demonetization (1), Keya D. (1), Ayn Rand (2), Catherine Thailand (2), Eddie Gallagher (2), Ulf von Euler (2), Joel Cran (media production (2)), Jonathan Luckhurst (photography, genetics, industrial design (2)), Masutatsu Oyama (founder Kyokushin, Ultimate Truth, Karate (2)), Stephen Hawking (2), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Deaf (3)), Muhammad Ali (3), Jean Claude Van Damme (3), Guy Fawkes (3), Max Knoll (3), John Wayne Gacy (3), William Godwin (3), Christine Victoria (3), Bernardine Dohrn Ayer (3), Marie Curie (3), Stormy Daniels (4), Andres Breivik (4), Canada (4).

Ketu in Purva Phalguni

They may become numb to the glitz and glamour of the spotlight; they can take it or leave it. They can easily dress up or down depending on the situation. They might glamourize “the void” in a way they WWI glamourize “no mans land” and Robin Williams brought depression to the spotlight. 

Robert Hook (1), Ray Dolby (1), Kapil (1), King George VI of England (1), WW I (1), Moki Sudoku (1), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1), Adriana T (1), Uma Thurman (1), Yoko Ono (1), Naomi Campbell (1), Karla Homolka (1), Melina Trump (2), Veronika Varanasi (2), Vladimir Poolesland (2), Robin Williams (2), General Custer (2), Olaf Kolzig (2), Joe Louis (2), Hunter Biden (2), Kent Cochrane (epileptic seizures & rare memory disorder (2)), William Burroughs (3), Frank Evers Beddard (3), Peter I of Russia (3), Ojous Bhavsar (3), Samuel Johnson (3), Jacques Chirac (3), Conor McGregor (3), Jeanne d’Arc (3), Zoe Fleischer (4), Patsy Cline (4), Tom Robbins (4), V.S. Naipaul (4), Max Planck (4), Ustad Zakir Hussain (4), Charlemagne (4), Matthew McConaughey (4), Lorenzo de Medici (4), Tom Robbins (4),

10. Magha Nakshatra

Type = ArtScans RGB : Gamma = 1.6

Ruled by Ketu. (00º00’ Leo – 13º 20’ Leo.) Leonis: Alpha (Regulus, the little king), Eta (Al Jabhah), Zeta (Adhafera), Mu (Rasalias), Epsilon, Lambda (Alterf), & Kappa. Heart of the Lion.

Star of Regality or Sovereignty. Power to leave the body

Meaning: Mighty, Magnanimous, Magnificent, the Most Important, the Most Bountiful.

Main Deity: Pitru Deva (ancestor gods), Pitru Loka, 

Symbols: Palanquin, house, the king’s throne, special chair. 

Secondary Symbols: Red flame, Basilisk

Secondary Deities: Hercules and the Nemean Lion

Tree – Incense: Banyan Tree

Creative Sexual expression: Male Rat

Body parts: Nose, Lips, Chin

Trimurti: Brahma/Creation 

Gotra/Clan: Sage Angiras

Gana/Tribe: Rakshasa 

Varna/Caste: Shudra

Motivation/Goal: Artha

Nature: Fierce/Severe/Cruel

Activity: Active

Place:

Guna: Tamasic

Element: Water

Dosha: Kapha

Sex/Gender: Female

Downward Facing

Direction: West

Colour: Ivory/Cream

Animal: Male Rat

Classical References

Rulership: People rich in gold, corn, granaries. They are mountaineers, those who are devoted to their ancestors and parents. They are often traders or heroes; carnivorous beings and women-haters.

Hora Sara: One born under Magha will be wise, modest, enjoy luxuries and have many people to serve him. They will show respect for their father and the gods, and  be very industrious.

Jataka Parijata: A person born under Magha will be lustful, but devoted to virtue, indulgent to his wife, proud and wealthy.

Sage Narada: One born in Magha will be stout-bodied with prominent cheeks and a protruding abdomen. He will be irascible, an orator, very patient in disposition, will honour gods and preceptors and be radiant.

Brihat Samhita: A person whose birth takes place under the star Magha will be very rich and will have many servants. They will enjoy pleasures, worship the Gods and ancestors, and be very industrious.

Varahamihira: Lots of wealth, many servants, live a life of luxury and enjoyment, preserving, engaged in important works and devoted to gods and ancestors.

Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Magha, the Bahlikas, Cinas, Gandharas, Sulikas, Paratas, traders (or Vaisyas), godowns and Kiratas come to grief.

Auspicious Activities

This is a day to do whatever you want regardless of how others feel about it. It’s a day for harsh and fierce activities like quitting jobs or cutting off relationships. Destructive acts that show everyone who is the boss, criticising someone else’s work when they need to hear it. It can be a good day for fireworks, explosive devices, fires, killing things, cutting them down or destroying them, It can also be a good day to take a vow, to fast, to keep silent, or conduct harsh detoxes and cleans. Downward looking also makes it a good day to dig into the earth or into oneself. 

Special Considerations

  • Magha is a Ganda-Moola nakshatra It sits on a junction point of fire and water. It’s inauspicious. A special ceremony is recommended every month when the moon transits one’s natal Moon in these nakshatra. Moon in pada 1 or 2 is said to be problematic for mother and father respectively.  
  • Sun is moolatrikona through the first 20ºs of Leo
  • Month of Magha (begins either on the full moon in Magha (or nearby) or on the New Moon preceding the full moon in October. 
    • Good for weddings, house-warmings, thread ceremonies. 
    • Magha Snanam: Good month for holy bath. 48 minute bath in salt water is also recommended this month. 
    • Vasant Panchami: Saraswati’s birthday. Very auspicious day for introducing a child to education. Worship of Saraswati on this day removes ignorance, lethargy and laziness.
    • Ratha Saptami: 7th phase of the moon. This is the day that the sun enters Makara and starts moving towards the northern hemisphere. Treated as a Surya Jayanti.  
    • Bhishma also revealed the stotras while laying on his death bed of arrows. 
    • Sri Madhwa Navami – Shukla Paksha: Sri Madhwa was the founder of Dvaita philosophy. He disappeared in a heap of flowers which fell on him on this day. 
    • Maha Shivarathri: Comes on the final day of Krishna paksha on the dark fortnight of Magha. Observe fasting during the day and remain awake all night for prayer and worship. 
    • Magha Purnima: Marks the end of snan, Religious rituals performed on this day give great benefits. 
    • Bhishma Ekadasi: Bhishma revealed the 1000 names of Lord Vishnu to the five Pandava brothers. Very auspicious day to repeat those 100o names of Vishnu.
    • Navratri: Starts on the first day of Pratipad of Shukla Paksha. And ends on Navami. Each day celebrates a different version of Devi. Durga mantra, Only one meal per day. Fasting ends on Dashami. 
    • Makar Sankranti: Harvest festival. Melas. Thanks to Surya

Qualities of Magha

Brahma – Creative Force: This nakshatra is ultimately a creative nakshatra and will bring things into the world. 

Sage Angiras: his name means, he who has “sprung from the coals,” “shines like fire,” or “the radiant one.” He is associated with many beautiful hymns, especially in the Artha Veda and Rig Veda. He was a teacher of yagya (fire worship) and soma practices which he acquired from Bhrigu. He’s closely connected with concepts of oblation and memory.  His intense contemplation on Para-Brahma produced great tejas. His followers seek vast open natural spaces for contemplation and seeking knowledge. Hymns and mantras are mostly pleasant but he also has mantras for harming others, which connects him with black magic. Brihaspati and Prana are his most famous children. Dirghatamas was Anghiras’ blind grandson and father of Gautama Maharishi. 

Rakshasa:: More likely to seek out a life of beauty, harmony and enjoyment Than honour and authority. However in Magha we find beauty in power and authority. 

Shudra: (known for filial duty) Labour, farmers, artisans, craftsmen. This is the king who is a servant to his people; an actor who is a servant to his audience; it’s the lesson that everyone has to serve somebody. In Magha it could be their ancestors or lineage that theory serves. 

Artha: The goal of placements here will be to build wealth. Make money and provide safety and security through material abundance while building things that will last, grow and gain in value. Grounded and long term. They seek to restore value. The karakas of the planets will support gain of material wealth to the degree that the planetary significations both naturally and by house ownership support wealth accumulation and appreciation. 

Krura/Ugra – Fierce/Severe: A provocative placement for starting fights, arguments, litigation, quitting your job, bringing an end to things or taking care of things once and for all. Serving justice or carrying out a crime, killing things, cheating, poisoning, surgery, buying or using guns and other weapons, destroying your enemies or obstacles in a harsh way. It’s good for harvesting, tearing down the old, clearing land for development, activities that once done cannot be undone. It can be great for cutting off toxic relationships, giving up bad habits, starting a tough detox, or going into rehab, completing some act of penance like self-flagellation. Magha, P. Phalguni, P. Ashadha, P. Bhadra are the other fierce Nakshatras. Tuesdays carry this energy which is why they say not to initiate travel on this day.   

Tamasic: Activities take part on the gross physical plane: dark, depressed, dull, inert activities that obscure reality and keep us in the dark. Some kind of gross suffering is usually felt here and there’s a lazy sort of laissez-faire sort of laziness of lethargy. The energy here typically pulls a person down as it represents neither change or purity. There is typically some suffering and darkness of mind experienced here. Tamasic has no nutrients and the prana is not moving; it’s stale or dead. 

Adho Mukha – Downward Facing: Relates with research, containment, underground activity, digging wells or mines, drilling for oil, digging up the garden or other trenching activities. It may also relate with shame, pessimism or low self worth that causes you to keep your eyes cast downward. Bharani, Krittika, Ashlesha, Magha, Purva Phalguni, Vishakha, Mula, Purva Ashadha, and Purva Bhadra. Planets like Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu share this nature. 

Water: heavy, cold, movable, fluid, moist, liquid, soft & hard, clear

    • Earth + Water = Cooperation
    • Water does not cooperate with Air and impedes Fire
    • Fire does not cooperate with Earth and impedes Water
    • Air does not cooperate with Water and impedes Earth

Kapha: Water + Earth = Cool, oily, heavy, stable, slow, soft, gross, sticky/cloudy, smooth

    • Stable, slow, methodical, greedy
    • Disturbed by sweet (Jupiter), salty (Moon), sour (Venus). 
    • Pacified by pungent (Sun) and astringent (Saturn)

Active: Planets here will actively pursue their interests. Active planets like Mars and Sun will have their activity enhanced. If afflicted here it can make a person very aggressive and angry.  More passive planets will struggle in an active field a little bit like. The moon here can make an active mind, but we need active and alert minds to nourish and protect the weak. Saturn will be like putting an old man jogging; he can still do well, but may follow the “slow-and-steady-wins-the-race” mantra

Female: Karaka figures of planets placed here may be females or relate to you with feminine energy. 

West: Auspiciousness and movements are predicted to head west during dasha periods of planets placed here. 

Male Rat: (pairs with Purva Phalguni) Sexual entanglement. “I smell a rat.” The copulation cycle of rats can be divided into three parts: 1. The precopulatory phase: the male rat and the receptive female (i.e. being in hormonal or behavioural estrous) will engage in anogenital sniffing. 2. The copulatory phase consists of the female drawing the male’s attention with pre copulatory behaviour: hopping (short jumps with all four legs off of the ground) and darting (short and sudden runaway movements, in which she presents her body to the male). In a reaction to these movements, the male rat will try to mount the female: he straddles the female from behind, and thrusts his hips in an attempt to locate the vagina with his penis. In the event of penile insertion into the vagina, the male rat continues his thrusting with a sudden deeper thrust. He then dismounts the female, visible as a short jump backwards, away from the female, sometimes raising his forepaws in the process. This behaviour is recognised as an intromission. The physical stimulation caused by mounts and intromissions can cause the female to arch her back for easier vaginal entry, a receptive phenomenon known as lordosis. These behaviours tend to proceed in rapid succession, only to be intermittent by self-grooming, rest, and pacing by the female (runaway behaviour). 3. The executive phase

Ejaculation by the male  is followed by a period of male inactivity, usually lasting around 5 min. The beginning of a new cycle of sexual behaviour marks the end of the post-ejaculatory interval.

Auditory, olfactory and visual cues play an important role in sexual behaviour. Interestingly, a cooperative function seems to exist for the different modalities in the induction of approach behaviour of a potential mate. {https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0166432817312330

Gods & Symbols of Magha

Ancestral Fathers (Pitris): They are more than just our family ancestors; they are the great ancestral spirits, the progenitors of all the gods and humans. They are the great giants upon whose shoulders we stand. The protectors of the universe. Ancestral pride. The protectors of the universe. The prajapatis as a class of being.

Represented as rays of light passing through a prism: the single ray is refracted to appear as the seven colours of the rainbow. This occurs naturally after rain due to the light of the sun passing through the water droplets in the air. 

Hercules fights the Nemean lion with skin that could only be pierced by his own claws. The lion’s cave had two entrances; Hercules blocked one of them and chased the lion back into his cave until it was cornered. Hercules hit it over the head with his club enough to knock it unconscious and then he strangled it to death. Since part of this labour was to bring back the lion skin as proof of his victory he had to take the time to discover that the lion’s own claws were the only way to pierce the skin. He ended up keeping the skin as his own armour. 

There is some speculation that the Nemean Lion’s father was Typhon, which is related to Ardra nakshatra, and that Hera may have nourished the lion at birth and gave it the home in this particular cave out of spite for Zeus as the Lion block’s Zeus’ worshippers from reaching his shrine. And it’s believed that it was Hera who gave the lion an honoured place amongst the stars. 

 

The Basilisk: This is presumably a rare mythical creature who often appears in the coat of arm of royalty. It’s a lot like a King Cobra whose reputation has been magnified in the imaginations of peasants from a distant land. It’s like a snake that moves upright and scorches everything around it with its deadly venom. It’s mentioned several times in the Bible and is typically referred to as a real creature rather than a mythical one. There seems to be some confusion about its existence and it might very well just be a cobra whose reputation precedes it.  

Palanquin – Kings Throne – Seat of Power: This is the elevated seat that the king sits upon. Raised above everyone else so that he can be seen and so that everyone knows who the most important person in the room is. King Nimi: He was forced to leave his body by a curse but was allowed to take up residence in the eyes of all living beings which allows him top be a seer, a jyotishi with the power to illuminate the truth. King Jankik: He was Sita’s father. He also represents the spiritual passion and detachment from worldly life that goes with Magha. He passed the kingdom to his son and took sanyas on the arrival of his first grey hair. He advised his son to do the same. Years later he was again reborn into his same lineage to enjoy the wealth that his ancient wisdom had allowed to be passed down.

Antimony: In ancient times this lustrous grey silver metalloid element was crushed into a powder and used for medicines and cosmetics; especially mixed with charcoal to make Kohl. These days it finds use in lead-acid batteries, and mixed with other metals such as lead and tin it has led to advances in soldering, bullets, and bearings. About 60% of it  gets used in a mixture for fire retardants. Although this element is perfectly stable at room temperature there are a couple different processes by which it becomes highly incendiary. It typically forms itself in layers that allow for very high density, but the lawyers do not have a strong bond, making it rather brittle. They seem to be uncertain where the name Antimony came from. It may relate with the French word “antimoine,” meaning monk killer. Considering this compound is poisonous (with little toxicity) and historically many monks in France were alchemists we get a sense of where this name might have come from. It may also relate with the Greek word, “antimonos,” meaning “aloneness,” “not found as metal,” “not found unalloyed.  

Others uses include: stabilizer and catalyst of polyester, to remove microscopic air bubbles from glass for television screens and in semiconductors. It still finds use in medicine and is useful as an emetic or antiprotozoal. Elementary antimony pill cold be ingested, eliminated, and reused by the whole family forever.  It may have had the effect of killing worms and parasites in the stomach. They use it on the heads of safety matches and it helps stabilize the friction coefficient in automotive brake-pads. 

Health

Nose, Lips & Chin

  • Prone to heart problems, hypertension & stomach ulcers
  • Nosebleeds that may be related to hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
  • Allergies, cancers, skin problems, hereditary illness, 
  • Inflammatory illness, meningitis, epilepsy, brain, spine, affecting the nerves. 
  • Death by hanging (either suiside, murder, or the foggy place between the two)
  • Depression (especially post-retirement)  

Chin 

Several problems actually show themselves through symptoms that may be experienced in the chin; usually affecting the facial nerves.

The trigeminal nerve is one set of the cranial nerves in the head. It is the nerve responsible for providing sensation to the face. One trigeminal nerve runs to the right side of the head, while the other runs to the left. Each of these nerves has three distinct branches. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also known as tic douloureux, is sometimes described as the most excruciating pain known to humanity

  • Ophthalmic Nerve (V1): The first branch controls sensation in a person’s eye, upper eyelid and forehead.
  • Maxillary Nerve (V2): The second branch controls sensation in the lower eyelid, cheek, nostril, upper lip and upper gum.
  • Mandibular Nerve (V3): The third branch controls sensations in the jaw, lower lip, lower gum and some of the muscles used for chewing.

Other diseases that can affect the nerves of the chin: diabetes is a common one, with diabetic sincop (fainting) also relating with Magha. Magha seems to relate more with the more advanced symptoms of diabetes than diabetes itself, but there is none the less some relations. Magha natives also tend to put on weight later in life due to a rich lifestyle and diet with much fat and sugar. Some cancers can affect the nerves of the face as well as multiple sclerosis, syphilis, lyme disease, sjogren syndrome, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, vasculitis, or sickle cell anemia. Of course, many of these require more research to determine the extent of involvement with Magha, but until that research is done, I’ll leave this as a reminder. 

Lower Jaw – Mandible: Of course many of the problems people feel in their chin also relate with dental problems or issues relating with the alignment of the lower jaw. The connection of the lower jar directly to the skull and well as the extra protrusion of the chin belong only to mammals and higher primates. Even the great apes do not have a chin. 

Vision

The Lasik founder has his moon here. Assad, trained as an eye surgeon, has Mercury here. 

Heart – Cardiovascular Disease

Gabriel Lippmann invented the ECG machine for measuring cardiac output. Denton Cooley was a famous heart surgeon. Heart conditions are common with placements in Magha. 

Medical Problems of the Heart: Abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias. Aorta disease and Marfan syndrome. Congenital heart disease. Coronary artery disease (narrowing of the arteries). Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Heart attack. Heart failure. Heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy). Heart valve disease. Pericardial disease. Peripheral vascular disease. Rheumatic heart disease. Stroke. Vascular disease (blood vessel disease)

Leaving the body

Trace, hypnotism, astral travel, leaving the body, near death experiences. 

Diabetic shock: The rather causal link between diabetic neuropathy has already been mentioned, but many diabetics also experience insulin shock and unconsciousness. 

Knockout punch: The tip of the chin is the target for this; with the force of the punch travelling upwards just a little bit. Your opponent will be seeing stars. Of course other exceptionally hard hits to the head can also knock a person out, but if you hit that sweet spot on the chin you don’t even have to hit them very hard. It’s all physics and biology of course. The perfect strike will “explosively displace the jawbone and push the socket of the jaw into the bundle of nerves running along the sides of the throat from the brain through the neck down the spinal cord. This shock to the nervous system is like an emergency reboot of a computer. Consciousness is not lost, but all coordination is disrupted until the nervous system regains control. These are the type of knockouts, in which the fighter is lying there, still conscious, but can’t move or get up. Or their coordination is all off and they’re completely off balance.” (~Carl Jacobson) 

We can also consider the leverage applied to the neck, which, by striking the furthest point from the joint allows for the greatest force to be applied to snap the neck backwards. A strong force to the C-3 vertebra can also cause a person to fall unconscious so there may also be some connection between the two. This “power to leave the body” seems to relate to falling unconscious. Also applicable to this is that in acupuncture we are taught that really hard pressure exerted between the chin and the lip can make a person fall unconscious; but perhaps more verifiably speaking hard pressure just where the nose meets the upper lip can revive someone from an unconscious state. 

There is actually a second part of the body they say we can deliver a knock-out blow: the solar plexus. It doesn’t make you see stars like a good chin or temple shot, but it can have debilitating effects. Another part of the body ruled by the Sun and likely related to Leo in some way. Some extra research needs to be done on this topic because the warmth of prana may come from Magha. Since Swati is three houses away, the wind might merely be the way prana reaches out to the world. 

Stars of Magha

Regulus Heart of the Lion: Alpha Leonis (Regulus, the little king), Eta Leonis (Al Jabhah), Zeta Leonis (Adhafera), Mu Leonis (Rasalias), Epsilon Leonis Lambda Lionis (Alterf) & Kappa Lionis. 

Regulus is the brightest of six sickle shaped stars marking the forehead of the lion.

Tree of Magha

Banyan tree: Known as Kalpavriksha, the tree that fulfills one’s wishes and provides material wealth. It is the holiest tree in India, considered immortal. It gives longevity to Lord Brahma himself. It’s a large tree with large leaves and spreading branches to offer protective shade and shelter. It is sometimes called Bahupada, the one with several feet, because of the way the roots extend down from the branches to create a new root base. A Shiva lingam is often found at its base and these trees act as a resting place for wandering Sadhus who will stay under the banyan at the edge of town rather than entering the town itself. Shiva also looks to the North which is the direction of death. He is the one who helps us face death without fear. This also connects the Banyan to Lord Yama and one is often found near cremation grounds. Grass does not grow under a Banyan. 

Since it’s not a tree that allows for renewal or rebirth, it is avoided for purposes of marriage or fertility though the leaves are often used in other rituals. A paste of bark and leaves can be used to stop excessive bleeding. The sap of the tree can be used for piles, pain, and lumbago. Chewing on the ariel root is a good astringent for cleaning the teeth. It’s also used for treatments for leukorrhea, female sterility & diabetes.

Key Themes

The divine rule of kings is represented here. The bureaucratic deep state has little pull here, True power is passed down and the head of state is appointed. Lineage becomes important, and life comes down to who you know. Authority here knows no bounds. They are charged with the task of rising above the mass mentality and discover their own unique creativity. Family pride, loyalty, lineage, respect for tradition and ceremony are all important to them; they honour the giants upon whose shoulders we stand. 

They are usually alpha personalities with a need for attention and a gift for getting it, while maintaining their dignity. On one hand they have this inner knowing of superiority, while on the other hand they might be filled with self doubt which must be corrected. Their sense of superiority can be founded on any legitimate or illegitimate reason: race, lineage, religion, neighbourhood, school, sports team. In the world of the mind anything can be used to serve a purpose. The various planets placed in Magha will also help lift a person up with whatever powers they have. Of course one must honour those who lift them up or they will be quickly taken down again. They do tend to obtain positions of elevated importance from which they can delegate authority. They like to have others serving under them. This often leads them to work in large corporations or government departments where they can relate to the world as one to the masses. They can be happy in any business as long as they are in a position of importance. They like to be part of organizations that have a long history, are well established and follow some kind of tradition. They seek to bring prestige into their life and their work. But without any boundaries to their ambition they will never be satisfied. They typically work in a variety of odd jobs; though they do like to have an important sounding title. Titles tend to mean a lot to them; though they may not feel any obligation to live up to titles or social expectations that often go  They can be suckers for a bit of flattery, and Magha men are easily seduced by women. 

They are likely to have a spiritual outlook of life and will take on paternal roles regardless of their gender. They make good priests, professors, lawyers, judges. They like roles that offer tenure or other protections against being expelled. They may belong to well established churches, communities, or private organizations that bring prestige. They like to work with fire and light and may be involved

They are empowered to leave the body at will. This could refer to astral travel trance, fainting or losing consciousness, or even leaving the flesh body at death. It should be noted that standing up too quickly can sometimes lead to light-headedness or even cause someone to pass out. Magha can experience similar problems when getting elevated too quickly in their life. If they are not prepared for it or do not honour the ones who raised them to their new found status then they will fall again. The permissiveness of this nakshatra relates it to Jupiter in the subtitles way; Jupiter also rules over the prajapatis. The root of the word magha relates with “might” and the very “to be able”. This nakshatra gives people the ability to do anything no matter how outlandish. 

Planetary Rulers of Magha

Ketu 

Headless, unbound, limitless, misty, mystical, dispersing, ambivalent, random, numb, odd, useless, eccentric, observing, witnessing, foggy, cloudy, abandoned, wandering, surrendered, empty, vacuous, scatter, nebulize defrock, dematerialize, disengaged, severed  Ghosts, refugees, aliens, saints, pilgrims, homeless, other worldly. Ketu provides a blank screen for others to project their desires upon them. 

Leo 

Central, sovereign, creative, intelligence, authenticity, brilliance, genius, power, productivity, confidence, vitality, vision, light, illumination, spot-light, insight, center stage, speculations, games of chance, drama, entitlement, certainty of purpose, ego-centricity, singular, the highest, brightest,  

Leo + Ketu 

odd intelligence, thinking outside of the box, boundless authority, abandoned productivity, headless games of chance, ghostly mystical light, a certainty of purpose that appears odd to others, mystical, attention seeking pilgrims, scattered, diffused light. They have the spotlight or the authority but actually they may not have anything to offer. 

Pada of Magha

Pada 1 (Leo + Ketu + Aries): 

As a result of even bad publicity their ego gets bigger. They will likely get some mysterious favour from authority and be treated like the good son and their behaviors may be excused as boys being boys. They are usually cruel, selfish, warlike people, good at deception but often ill with fever or some other attack of heat. 

Ascendant Pada 1: Henri Matisse (1), O.J. SImpson (1), Ted Bundy (1), Bergman (1), Mr T (1), Wilber Cohen (1), Freida Kahlo (1). Sun: Edward Norton (1), Gabriel Lippmann (1), Afghanistan (1), Bill Clinton (1), Napoleon Bonaparte (1), V.S. Naipaul (1), Elsie Ingis (1), Sri Aurobindo (1), Roman Polanski (1), Isil (1), Robert De Nero (1), Charles Bukowski (1), Edmond James Rothschild (1), Patrick Swayze (1), Afghanistan (1). Moon: Julia Roberts (1), Edward Smyth-Osbourn (1), Anne Frank (1), Tom Selleck (1), Don McLean (1), Sylvia Didlaivit (1),

Pada 2: (Leo + Ketu + Taurus): 

The moon gets extra power here since he becomes exalted in the navamsha. They are known to be long lived and very wealthy. They are typically quite strong, like a bull and have many children, possibly illegitimate, due to their strong fertility, They can also be especially fixed and stubborn in doing what they want. They might be some kind of family head or Kubrea figure taking care of the family wealth. 

Ascendant: Paul Gauguin (2), Ronnie Gale Dreyer (2), Mike Tyson (2). Sun: Shania Twain (2), Stephanie Charbonnier (2), Kenny Rogers (2), Denton Cooley (2), Martin Poolsland (2), Davy Crocket (2), Usain Bolt (2), Rajiv Gandhi (2). Moon: Yogananda Paramahansa (2), Henry Gustav Molaison (2), Nikita Khrushchev (2), Margaret Thatcher (2), Edward MacDuffee (2), Alexei Navalny (2)

Pada 3: (Leo + Ketu + Gemini):

They are chatty and flirty and can become the darlings of the media. They make friends quickly, they are usually very intelligent and have good communication. Gemini will influence their pride so they will like to maintain dignity with the media. Trump loved the media attention since it allowed him to get his message out. Now that he is being ignored by them his motivation seems to be waning. They are typically truthful though they might come to believe the stories about themselves. They often become experts in their field meeting with small groups of inventors or others with speculative potential. These small groups are a way for them to “hold court.”

Ascendant: Woody Allen (3), Carl Wernicke (2), Kate Martin (3), Trump (3). Sun: Sean Connery (3), Mother Teresa (3), Henry Everman Pirate (3), Jorge Paulo Lemann (3), Jesseca Baldwin (3), Alexander The Great (3), Stephen Wolfram (Mathematics (3)). Moon: Hinto Blanco (3), Eddie Vedder (3), Baghdad (3), Paul Gauguin (3), Rossano (3),

Pada 4: (Leo + Ketu + Cancer):

They become parental in theri rule. Expressing the hard masculine exterior while remaining ultimately carrying and sensitive at heart. They usually support the local and family gods, Brahmins, and mystics. They are ultimately sheltering and protective and will likely be land owners or homeowners with many “children” who are not their own. 

Ascendant: Howard Hughes (4), Paramahansa Yogananda (4), Justine Trudeau (4), Joslin West (4), Sharon Stone (4), King Henry VIII of England (4). Sun: Robertson Davies (4), Ingrid Bergman (4), Mighael Jackson (4), Duane Gadd (4), Paul Bernardo (4), Clair Buere (4), Allan Pinkerton (4). Moon: WWI (4), Jennifer MacDonald (4), Thomas Sowell (4).

Planets in Magha

Ascendant 

The ascendant has a lot to do with our physical characteristics and the physical reality of our existence. This tends to make these people broad shouldered, strong and courageous. They will have the look of a lion. Beautiful hair flaring out into a mane. They are often able to make some profit or advance toward their goals by leading small groups or working with larger groups.  

Yogananda Paramahansa’s Astrology Chart

Paramahansa Yogananda, with Ascendant & Moon in Magha, was one of the great royal father figures who was much like a pope to millions of people around the world. He was well known to go into trances while he practiced asana and  meditation. He founded Kriya Yoga, a style of yoga based on purification of the body, mind and senses. He took Maha Samadhi in the Rahu Ketu period. Rahu was in Ashwini, which is ruled by his 3rd house Ketu, allowing him to fully and willfully detach from his fresh body. His detachment from the self is given more power with the 12th lord moon in ascendant. Rahu’s aspect on the ascendant allowed him to believe he was a chosen one on the spiritual path. Rahu also strengthened his connection with the paternal lineage, spirituality, philosophy, and the global world. His ascendant lord Sun in the 5th house Sagittarius both increased the paternal loving glow that shines from him and the intelligence. 

Mike Tyson’s Astrology Chart

Mike Tyson also has Magha ascendant, but he commands a very different kind of respect. His ascendant lord goes into Ardra nakshatra, making him the king of the jungle. His Yoga Karaka Mars also aspects his ascendant, making him more physical and aggressive. In any case, his Sun goes into the 11th house and is conjunct Jupter. He made a lot of profit knocking people out. He has also had his bell rung more than a few times. 

Jean Claud van Damme starred in the movie Lion Heart.  He has had an interesting rise and fall. As soon as he got too cocky and his ego became too big then everyone immediately lost interest in him. This is one of the dangers of Magha nakshatra: you can do anything you want and your spirit guides will lift you up, but if you fail to honour those who lifted you then you will fall. 

Henri Matisse (1), O.J. SImpson (1), Jean Claud Van Damme (1), Ted Bundy (1), Bergman (1), Mr T (1), Wilber Cohen (1), Freida Kahlo (1), Paul Gauguin (2), Ronnie Gale Dreyer (2), Mike Tyson (2), Woody Allen (3), Kate Martin (3), Trump (3), Howard Hughes (4), Paramahansa Yogananda (4), Justine Trudeau (4), Joslin West (4), Sharon Stone (4), King Henry VIII of England (4), 

[Many charts have not been confirmed so ascendant and even moon placements may not be correct. Use your own judgement. Should Woody Allen’s name be beside Mike Tyson? Does Allen have enough “boss-man” energy to be on this list? Does this suggest some rectification needs to be done? Wilber Cohen also seems more like an Uttara Phalguni Virgo guy to me? Let me know what you find.]

Sun in Magha 

The Sun displays his magnificence for all to see. They are brilliant, dignified and original thinkers. But the Sun is hot and cruel so these traits will also come out when he is strong. This will not be the ball of fire we get when he is in Ashwini, but their confidence will be high and they will have no problem speaking their mind, sharing their ideas, putting themselves forward, taking speculative risks or taking the spot-light. In short, they will be little kings, bright red flames that get all the attention. They like their independence, and despite being a Ketu nakshatra, they (especially men) like to have a fairly traditional relationship with someone who will serve them to some degree. If their partner is not willing to do that there could be problems. In one way or another everyone they come in contact with will have to serve them in some way. They are ambitious and looking to win; and ultimately everybody wants to back the winner. Of course whether or not they actually win depends on other alignments in the chart as well as the transits and the oppositions chart. And there usually is some kind of opposition. They typically see life as between the one, themselves, and the masses. Some people will, however, take this opportunity to serve the masses in some way (Magha is a Shudra nakshatra), but, with poor aspects or placement  they might feel be confused in thinking that others are there to serve the little royal one; since they may be a king or a queen. They will find their one-on-one time through their hobbies which they typically like to do with a partner. One of theri special leadership traits is an ability to come to agreement on what should be done; where efforts should be directed. This Sun does very well with an aspect from Jupiter or the full Moon and is well placed in the chart. Mars’ influence on the Sun here can bring too much heat and heart problems. 

This position also loosens their physical connection with the father figure. The father might be there, but be detached in some way. Powerfully confident and proud. 

Gabriel Lippmann’s Astrology Chart

Gabriel Lippmann won the Nobel prize in physics for his method of reproducing colours photographically by using an “interference.” Lippmann also had Venus and Mercury in Uttara Phalguni which are related to interference. The invented the Lippmann electrometer, a very sensitive machine for measuring the tinies traces of electricity. This was soon converted into an ECG machine for measuring cardiac rhythm. He also predicted the piezoelectric effect; the idea that an electrical charge can be created from mechanical stress. It’s believed that electricity could one day be generated by people walking on the floor of a train station or dancing on a dance floor. This is also used in the “pick-up” of an electric guitar and many medical imaging devices also use this. It’s often used as a kind of jump start. He also started something he called integral photography where he set up different lenses so that when the person looked at the picture it would change due to the viewing angle. 

Edward Norton (1), Gabriel Lippmann (1), Afghanistan (1), Bill Clinton (1), Napoleon Bonaparte (1), V.S. Naipaul (1), Elsie Ingis (Surgeon & woman’s health (1)), Sri Aurobindo (1), Roman Polanski (1), Isil (1), Robert De Nero (1), Charles Bukowski (1), Edmond James Rothschild (1), Patrick Swayze (1), Shania Twain (2), Stephanie Charbonnier (2), Kenny Rogers (2), Denton Cooley (heart, cardiac surgeon (2)), Martin Poolsland (2), Davy Crocket (2), Usain Bolt (2), Rajiv Gandhi (2), Sean Connery (3), Mother Teresa (3), Henry Everyman Pirate (3), Jorge Paulo Lemann (3), Jesseca Baldwin (3), Alexander the Great (3), Stephen Wolfram (Mathematics (3)), Robertson Davies (4), Ingrid Bergman (4), Mighael Jackson (4), Duane Gadd (4), Paul Bernardo (4), Clair Buere (4), Allan Pinkerton (4),    

Moon in Magha 

They are the centre of attention merely because that is what god and/or guru put them here to do.With such a mandate they will say or do what they want, when they want, and without worrying about what others will think. They always find a way to stand out, with their style, their mannerisms, what they do, what they say. These are the really unique Leo’s; people will not be as quick to follow their style as the will to follow the style of the Purva Pahlgunis. And because they are so unique, they are often misunderstood and solitary. The “Rahu other” that guides them is typically a father figure. It may be their own father, or it may be a guru or mentor or spirit being (someone who is not around, but is nonetheless a guiding figure.  

Magha folk have a way of getting into people’s imagination. They kindle that fire that allows people to leave their body and experience the world as spirit, as magic, and miracle. But this is more than imagination at work for Leo challenges the imagination; they often have an unintended side effect of making people think. They are out of the box thinkers and their odd ways make others think as well. 

They are emotionally detached  from the effects their actions have on others. This gives them a lot of freedom to do or say anything, which can be at least interesting, but it can also cause problems. In relationships they might make life altering decisions without talking to their partner, and they might not even really care what their partner thinks. Usually they cut and run when they are no longer getting all the attention. They are also prone to making enemies. Usually it’s merely jealousy, but it can come to fatal consequences as was the case of Rossano and the mafia. 

Magha’s usually do a lot of different jobs over their lifetime. I would say they just float around, but it might be more like popping up here and there. Always in the centre of things. They might walk in and be the new boss tomorrow, while all the loyal, hard working employees shake their head in disbelief. Their knowledge and studies can also be broad and go into unexpected topics. Fire, light, refraction, illusion and magic 

They tend to feel like there is a divine plan whether good or bad is flowing from their actions; they remain ever proud and arrogant; poised and dignified. Loss of dignity and pride is probably the worst thing that can happen to them, but they also don’t like to be ignored. Drinking can be especially problematic of Magha’s partly because the opportunity to lose our dignity goes up when we drink, but also because Magha people are already prone to leaving their body so blacking out may be more common for them. Besides, they can already be prone to the all or nothing philosophy. Many Magha folks are involved with gambling and casinos and I suspect they like daredevils who risk everything. And they don’t even mind so much if they lose, after all, it’s God’s plan either way. 

At some point in their life they will feel the call to do the honourable thing.  They may go back and seek out their lineage if it was lost to them. They do best on a clean and sober spiritual path that allows them to heed the call. Their vision is without limits, anything is possible. This can also make them seem a little wandery and detached. They certainly won’t be doing what everyone else is doing. They are happy to do their own thing. And since others will usually not understand what it is that makes these Magha folks tick, they will invent their own stories about them. Maghas can be a little bit of a blank screen for others to project their ideas upon. They problem is that they are usually blamed for those projections later. This can be another hurdle in durable romantic relationships. Very often a Magha native will choose celibacy over the drama of relationships. 

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Paul Gauguin – Study of a Lion

Mars in Magha 

They have a lot of fire or spark in their eyes. They may be the type to go all in, all or nothing. They may have pride in coming from a lineage of warriors. Many of them serve in the military at some point of their lives. They likely know how to handle fire, weapons and guns, but also light diffusers, reflectors, refractors. They are able to make a great spectacle with fire. Guy Fox is certainly a fine example of this as bonfires and fireworks are still used to celebrate his failed insurrection. Their ancestors come to them in the form of competitors, warriors, men, engineers, and people working with fire and steel. Your job is to honour them. Women with this placement will be well protected by the men in their life. Leaders with Mars in Magha will be beloved by their military if they honour them. And one must treat their competitors with respect and honour; they only come to give you the stage and lift you up. And it often doesn’t matter if you win or lose; the honour and dignity you offer to the competition is the test.

Sun – Ketu : Laser Eye Surgery

Aggressive and penetrating rays of light attested to by the founder of Lasik, Lucy London has a Master in Lighting Design and she’s also a water colour painter. Guy Fawkes had planned to blow up parliament and is celebrated annually with huge bonfires in the street and fireworks. We can only imagine the kinds of light show exhibited by the kings and leaders of massive field armies. Turner’s paintings are also filled with light as well as rays of light. 

Gambling: Rand Paul supports deregulation in casinos and gambling, Donald Trump is owner of a Casino empire. Caitlyn Jenner said that she loves Vegas, but not for the gambling, but rather because of the style and glamour of the city.  Johnny Depp played in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. Kevin Spacey also starred in Casino Jack. Ben Affleck has struggled with gambling addiction most of his life. 

Teah Field once described herself as being a descendant of tribal viking warrior princesses. She was a big girl with rippling muscles, wide shoulders and big hands. She’s bright, she shines everywhere, goes. She has Venus in her ascendant so she’s also stylish and beautiful. Really unique, one of a kind person. A master of Rolfing massage who travels the world taking care of her clients. Rolfing, I should point out, is a fairly physically painful and psychologically intense deep tissue massage. She is also trained in acupuncture.   

Henry Ford was able to harness the spark to create the combustion engine.. Lucy London is a lighting specialist and water colour painter. Ionannis Pallikaris founded LASIK laser eye surgery. 

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J.K. Rowling

Mercury in Magha

J.K. Rowling wrote about magic in Harry Potter. Tom Robbins also wrote about myth and magic; assorted obb-ball characters. Some people suggest that Neil Armstrong wrote a similar myth about going to the moon. Curiously, after 50 years of technological advancement we have not been able to repeat this feat. D.H. Lawrence even spent some time on the forbidden list for his steam romances. Madonna & Michael Jackson shared a similar kind of unique stardom in the age of bright lights and MTV. They both created whole fairy tale worlds with themselves at the centre,  They might have gestures of nobility. 

Michael Jackson’s Astrology Chart

Michael Jackson: “I’m Peter Pan. He represents youth, childhood, never growing up, magic, flying. ” “Magic is easy if you put your heart into it.” “The magic the wonder, they mystery and the innocence of a child’s heart are the seeds of creativity that will heal the world.” “Being on stage is magic. there’s nothing like it. You feel the energy of everyone who’s out there. You feel it all over your body. When the lights hit you, it’s all over. I swear it is. ” (Michael Jackson)

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Jupiter in Magha 

As long as they show their respect to their guru their power will expand, their productivity will increase. The list is small but there are a handful of professors and a few others with strong ties to a guru figure. This Jupiter allows these people great eccentricity in their beliefs. They are quite capable of gaining professorship or priestly-type duties regardless of experience or suitability for the role. Their bellies are likely to seem strange to others, maybe not so strange in and of themselves, but one might be surprised that you hold them. Somehow they do not match their personality. Though on the other hand they are likely to be natural at many things. They are given wisdom and advice by their ancestors. Since Magha is Ketu owned, the space between the world and the next becomes thin and there might be frequent crossings between the ancient past and the present. They are capable of gaining wisdom merely by honouring their ancestors. In India I think about all of these sample altars in homes and businesses with pictures of their fathers. Those people with the Moon or Jupiter in Magha will be raised to the high chair by ancestral blessing. Jupiter is the one who gives permission. This is partly why he rules the husband in a wife’s chart. Women with this placement are certainly recommended to honour their husbands at all times; as well as their children. Both genders with this placement should honour children generally. They must also honour those who give permission generally. This means no trespassing, not overstepping your authority, asking parents permission for marriage. The few people I know personally with this position give great honour tot their gurus whether they are dead or alive. One man’s very old guru recently died in his arms. Both are practically penniless living a simple life dedicated to music, shiva and a bit of wine. Jupiter in Ketu has no boundaries to righteousness, there’s no rule book or explicit guide to how the righteous are supposed to act. Jupiter in Magha is a nice placement for spirituality, higher forms of faith, and dedication to guru. From this path they can gain a lot of respect. 

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Venus in Magha 

They love regality and bright pageants, Agreeable bright, blinding visions, and nice lights. Venus can be very enchanting in Magha, women with this placement can have a regal and ghostly beauty like a young princess, she may attract a lot of jealousy, but she must remain gracious and dignified with her sister and the women in her life; she much honour the codes of ladies. They can become very successful working with women or with women’s products. Anything she does to uplift them with uplift herself. She must be careful not to get into beauty competitions with the other women; hje beauty is a divine gift and her style is uniquely her. There really is no competition to be had. Man with this position must act honourably with women in their lives and women will in turn lift him up. They might have a very close relationship with a sister, or some other women in his life. He can never act dishonourably in the face of any agreement or he will suffer. If he treats his wife like a queen, she will lift him up like a king. 

Venus in Magha women can be very independent. They typically have strong pride and have other women in their life with a similar strength of independence. That’s how they shine their beauty. They can sometimes be a little ambivalent about whose attention they attract with their feminine charms. Venus rules over our valuables, the things we collect, and harmonize with, our possessions; but like Mohini, she also possesses us. As I write this I am looking at a chart that has Sun & Venus in Magha with Mercury also in Leo in her 5th house. This kind of combination puts me in mind of the three jews that the Buddhists speak about: the Buddha, the Dharma & the Sangha. Of course she also has Jupiter and 9th lordship taking a mystical turn so the three jewels allow her to surrender to the abyss. 

Pamala Anderson with her little girl’s heart.

Pamala Anderson’s name stands out here with this Venus in the 4th house aspected by Rahu. She is perhaps most famous for her breasts: big, beautifully enhanced, standing out and taking centre stage; and appreciated by all in the 4th house. Candy Barr also had Venus Magha in 4th so it may be fair to say that women with Venus in 4th house Magha will have nice breasts which they will not be afraid to show off, perhaps even adding some glitter in this day and age to attract attention. It’s likely the aspect by Rahu that brings on surgical enhancements.  

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Saturn in Magha

In the first pada, Saturn is in his debilitated navamsha. This can give a position working for the masses, in public service, government service, labour organizations, with homeless people, elders, all kinds of Saturn characters. They become king of the servants, 

They are often called upon to keep themselves and their personal uniqueness in check to a certain degree in order to please the masses. Likewise their job might entail a kind of indoctrination that checks people’s individuality. Such is the case when one is in service to her majesty the queen. They can be harsh cruel disciplinarians; cold and hard strict moralists; often hypocritical. 

B.K.S. Iyengar’s Astrology Chart.

B.K.S. Iyengar: His book “the light on yoga is one of the most famous yoga manuals. “Yoga is the light, which, once lit will never dim. The better you practice the brighter the flame.” “The mind is king of the senses, but the breath is king of the mind.” “The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but the true value is in the light that shines through it.” “Yoga is about the will, working with intelligence and self-reflexive consciousness. It can free un from the inevitability of the wavering mind and outwardly directed senses.”

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Rahu in Magha

Ego thinks he’s the king. Self expression may not seem authentic. 

Gambling: John Gottselig was a regular gambler at the horse races. Woody Harrelspn would reportedly bet on almost anything. Woody’s father was also a notorious gambler. Ralph Klein was also a notorious gambler, They can be really sure of themselves even when things are really uncertain.  Take care of the outcasts and they will raise you up to the throne. 

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Ketu in Magha 

Ketu in the 2nd house of Magha can give cataracts, if it’s influenced by Mars there is a good chance of surgery. 

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8. Pushya Nakshatra

Trophonious, The Nurturer.

Ruled by Saturn. (3° 20’ – 16° 40’ Cancer.) The Donkeys in the Manger: Theta, Gamma & Eta Cancri. Star cluster Beehive M-44.

Star of nourishment. Ability to create spiritual energy.
Main deity: Brihaspati
Meaning: Nourisher, Nurturer, Yielding. Most Auspicious & Prosperous.
Main symbols: Milk Yielding Udder of a Cow
Secondary deities: Kamadhenu, Hanuman, Sarawati

Wester Deities: Jupiter, Jove, Jesus, Zeus
Secondary symbols: a Wheel; a Flower, a Circle, an Arrow Head
Tree – incense: Pipal – Ficus Religios Vomica
Body parts: Mouth, Upper Lip, Facial Expression
Sexual-creative animal: Male Sheep

Trimurti: Vishnu/Maintenance

Gotra/Clan: Sage Marichi

Gana/Race: Deva/Godly

Varna/Caste:Kshatriya/Warrior

Motivation/Goal: Dharma

Nature: Light/Swift

Activity: Passive

Place:

Guna: Tamasic

Element: Water

Tridosha: Pitta

Sex/Gender: Male

Upward Facing

Direction: East

Colour: Blackish Red

Animal: Male Goat/Sheep

Classical References

Varahamihira: Moon here helps people to control their passions. They are generally well liked, knowledgeable in local stories and myths, rich, and fond of doing charitable acts.

Hora Sara: The native of Pushya Nakshatra will be very angrily disposed, be intelligent, bold, talkative, learned in many branches, be helpful to his relatives, a thief, wealthy, and independent.

Jataka Parijata: If the Moon is in Pushya he will love Gods and Brahmins, possess wealth and intelligence, enjoy royal favor, and have a large circle of relations.

Sage Narada: One born in Pushya will be fortunate, famous, adventurous, patient in disposition, be happy with the least and will walk fast.

Brihat Samhita: One born under Pushya will possess a tranquil mind, amiable features, learning, affluence and attachment to meritorious deeds.

Varahamihira: lucky, learned, wealthy, ethical, and peaceful.

Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Pushya, persons engaged in ringing bells, those who make loud announcements (or those who live in hamlets), Yavanas, Kiratas (traders), gamblers and flowers are destroyed.

Matise

Auspicious Activities

Pushya is the best & most auspicious nakshatra for any auspicious endeavour except marriage. The moon transiting Pushya on a Thursday or a Sunday provides preeminent auspiciousness; especially if the event can begin while the moon is in the 2nd pada (a pushkara amsha).
Almost anything can be accomplished quickly and easily under Pushya nakshatra. It’s a good day for maintaining your health, your relationships, or your social structures. The energy of the day is light and swift, so you can just pop in and say hello to an old friend, connect with members of the municipal government. The Ksetriya energy makes it a good day to fight for justice or shine a light on what’s really important and meaningful for you. It’s a great day to start any kind of self-help, wellness, healing; especially if it involves the community. Spiritual gatherings can have a very strong effect; especially in honour of our guru’s of preceptors. Women might honour their husbands on this transit. Laying a foundation stone, having a grand opening ceremony, making your first sale or purchase, or marking the beginning of any new project under Pushya promises growth, expansion and continued success. This is the best nakshatra for gold purchases as well. Only marriage is to be avoided when the moon is in Pushya.

Special Considerations

    • Jupiter exalted 5ºs Cancer.
    • Pushkara amsha 7º Cancer. Nourishing point. Moons transit brings auspicious and nourishing results. Good time to plan auspicious events.
    • Pushkara Navamsha: 6º40′ to 10º Cancer (Virgo Navamsha).

Qualities of Pushya

Vishnu – Sustaining, Maintaining, Organising principle: Focus is to maintain order in the universe, in society and life. Their focus is to maintain what is here and keep things going. It primarily does this through organization of the available resources.

Sage Marichi

Sage Marichi: “Ray of Light” Instructs his students on dharma, especially the laws of the Brahmin caste: ceremony around food, cooking, eating, etiquette (bhojana vidhi), marriage ritual, offering of the the bride (kanyadana phalam), offering water to the ancestral lineage (tarpanam), rules of cleanliness and purity (shouchavidhi), casual acts of piety (naimittika sanani), pujas for the gods (devarchana), rules for homa, fire ritual (homa vidhi). Denounced renunciation in favour of completing worldly duties. Very harsh punishments for not following the proper rules of caste. He is the eldest of the rishis. Marichi is that ray of light which appears in the mind and it’s said that he has six sons: Kama (lust), Krodha (anger), Lobha (greed), Moha (illusion), Mada (madness), and Matsarya (envy). In some ways this represents all the crap that fertilizes the growth of pushya natives. It’s the mud from which the flower blossoms.
One day, Marichi went to the forest to gather wood and flowers and returned to his home exhausted. As he relaxed, his wife, Dharmavrata (meaning the vow of dharma), was washing his feet. Just as she got started, Lord Brahma (the father of the Sages) arrived. Dharmavrata did not know what she should do: keep washing her husband’s feet, or welcome his father to the home. She chose to serve her husband and suffered his wrath. Marichi cursed her to stone for her dereliction of duty. She felt she was punished too harshly and began intense austerities (tapasya) in order to get a boon from lord Vishnu. When she had finally succeeded in getting his favour, he was helpless to reverse the curse. What he could do for her was to transform her into a holy stone. She would continue to be regarded as a stone but would be known as Devashila and become an object of worship in the homes of those who follow Dharma. All the devas/gods would live in the stone named Devashila.

Deva: The planets relating with the Devas will promote more refined and righteous behaviour; but may struggle with pride and entitlement. They are more capable of understanding the subtitles of life. This is also used in chart matching. They say it’s best if both parties belong to the same tribe (8 points). However, they say that a deva and a rakshasa will get one point for the attraction of opposites). This is a very important classification suggesting that the way these three tribes (devas, humans & rakshasa) live is so different as to have a major effect on marriage compatibility and living together.

Kshetriya: Warrior caste likes battle, leadership, politics, war and sports. Competitive challenging activities that build heat.

Dharma: focused on following dharma; reaching for one’s own highest spiritual potential. Planets which support dharma will support a person on their soul path to the highest order. Planets belonging to the other castes will result in a mix of the castes. The energy of the planet in a dharma position will also help one find their purpose in life.

Laghu / Kshipra – Swift / Light: Supports any kind of quick, light activity like short travel, quick easy interactions with people, sports, games, arts & crafts, educational pursuits, decorating, dressing up, dating, hanging out with friends. It’s a good day to appreciate the simple things in life, treat yourself to a little tender-love n care, a spa treatment, yoga, as well as most holistic remedies. It’s also good for most of the “moveable” activities, like travel, and making changes as long and they’re fairly quick and easy. Making money move in various ways, especially light, swift transactions: buying, selling, borrowing, conducting trade, or the personal side of business getting to know clients, having a business lunch. This is similar energy we see on Thursday. Ashwini, Pushya, Hasta, Abhijit are all swift & light.

Passive: Planets here will be more passive about achieving their goals: allowing things to happen rather than “forcing” things. The moon is said to persuade through temptation so she does well here. Venus draws us in by her promises of beauty so she also does well. Saturn is the master of patience so he also does well. The active planets can cause a bit of trouble in trying to force things that we should just allow to happen naturally.

Tamasic: Activities take part on the gross physical plane: dark, depressed, dull, inert activities that obscure reality and keep us in the dark. Some kind of gross suffering is usually felt here and there’s a lazy sort of laissez-faire sort of laziness of lethargy. The energy here typically pulls a person down as it represents neither change or purity. There is typically some suffering and darkness of mind experienced here. Tamasic has no nutrients and the prana is not moving; it’’s stale or dead. In Pushya they get their spiritual energy from this muck. The three part classification is Raja – Sattva – Tamas

Water: heavy, cold, movable, fluid, moist, liquid, soft & hard, clear

    • Earth + Water = Cooperation
    • Water does not cooperate with Air and impedes Fire
    • Fire does not cooperate with Earth and impedes Water
    • Air does not cooperate with Water and impedes Earth

Pitta: Fire + Water = Hot, oily, light, sharp, rough

    • Vibrant, successful, aggressive
    • Disturbed by sour (Venus), pungent (Sun)
    • Pacified by bitter (Mars) & sweet (Jupiter)

Male: Brings more masculine traits to planets placed here.

Urdhva Mukha – Facing Upward: All these things that cause us to look upwards: mountains, church spires, temples, trees, birds, high places, and tall buildings. The intention might also be in building upwards or climbing the corporate ladder, or just looking to the future with hope and optimism. This can also be a good day for climbing ladders, flying in airplanes, launching rockets or missiles or investing, and all other things that will move you up the social ladder. Sun, Moon & Jupiter generally do well in the upward-facing nakshatras: Rohini, Ardra, Pusya, U.Phalguni, U.Asadha, Sravana, Dhanista, Satabisha, U.Bhadra.
East: The activity of this nakshatra often happens in an eastern direction.

Female Sheep (pairs with male goat in Krittika)

Independent, goes in head first, competes to be first. Rutting season is also fighting season as the males bang heads to compete for dominance. Social dominance is related to the size of the horns, height of the withers and hocks, and body mass. It’s common for a single male to remain with a whole flock (as many as 50) of females. Otherwise males will come together short term with small groups of other bachelors. Members of the flock are usually connected through casual affiliation rather than social hierarchies like cows. They have a strong affiliation with the flock and may become stressed, aggressive and panicky when separated from the others..
Flock mentality, with ewes maintaining their maternal group for a lifetime. The flock typically includes multiple females with one or two rams. As many as 40 – 50 ewes may be managed by a single adult ram. Members of the flock are usually connected through casual affiliation rather than social hierarchies like cows. They have a strong affiliation with the flock and may become stressed, aggressive and panicky when separated from the rest of the flock. They reach sexual maturity by 6 to 8 months of age and will go into heat for about 30 hours every 17 days when in season. Mating behaviour includes nudging, kicking, pawing, low stretches, and pushing. She will give off a scent and make physical displays to show the males she is ovulating. They will occasionally be born lacking functional ovaries and displaying more masculine behaviour. In pregnancy their udders and vulva will swell up and vaginal, uterine or anal prolapse is not uncommon. Although some ewes have had as many as nine lambs in a litter, it’s much more common for them to produce only one or two. They have a uniquely curved cervix unlike most mammals. Mineral and vitamin deficiencies can cause infertility. Selenium, copper vitamins A & D are key.

Gods & Symbols of Pushya

Brihaspati:

Brihaspati

The guru of the devas. The lord of sacred speech, master of scripture and of military science. He has knowledge of law, doctrine, religion, politics, jyotish, and astronomy. He attained his position as chief priest from hard practice down by the river. Shiva made him both the preceptor of the Gods and gave him his position as one of the planets (the planet Jupiter).
His father was the great brahma rishi Angira and his mother was Shraddha. His mother had been unfaithful to her husband during pregnancy which resulted in a still-birth. She repented profusely for her mistake and regained her husband’s trust who gave new life to the infant Brihaspati.
Brihaspati had two wives: Shubh and Tara. With his first wish he had seven daughters. With his second wife he had seven sons and one daughter. He had two more sons with his brother’s wife. The first time he tried to impregnate her she was already pregnant. It’s said that when this foetus protested he was cursed to be born blind. This caused the next son to not be taken care of and he was abandoned by the river to be eventually adopted by King Dushyant.
It’s was his wife Tara (Rohini) who maintained the affair with the Moon causing him to break his vow with her father adn thus suffer the curse of contracting a wasting disease that was modified to express the waxing and waning of the moon.
Jupiter’s special day is Thursday. In some parts of India they tell the story of the king with seven married sons whose wives do not offer alms to the brahmins who come. Brihaspati’s anger over this causes the kingdom to go broke. The youngest wife, understanding what has happened repents and begins to feed the Brahmins and take their advice to assuage her worries about her husband who had gone away with his brothers. She was told that any wife whose husband has gone to a foreign country should put two human figurines behind the door to ensure his safe return. Meanwhile the king of the land her husband was visiting died without any sons to pass it along too. The local pundits hung a garland on a female elephant and declared that whoever’s neck she should pass the garland onto would become the next king. Of course the garland soon ended up around the neck of the youngest brother who soon became king. It wasn’t until he began to hire labourers to build a huge water tank for his people that his brothers turned up. He called them all to the palace and they lived happily ever after. But now all the wifes happily followed Brihaspati’s vrat of fasting and austerities on Thursday. They also began offering food to Brahmins who came to them.
Brihaspati always taught Lord Indra and the other gods to speak softly and tactfully, and that anger and enmity should be rejected. Only when our emotions are under control can we attain peace.

Tara: – Brihaspati’s wife as one of the Mahavidyas

Brihaspati’s most beautiful wife Tara (representative of the stars) was abducted from him by Chandra but he was so busy with his official duties (and philandering) that he didn’t even notice right away. When he did finally realise what had happened, he asked Chadra to return her, but Chandra refused. All the gods took Brihaspati’s side against Chandra, but Chandra had appealed to Lord Shiva so there was little they could do. The three worlds were on the brink of destruction by the time Lord Brahma convinced Chandra to return Tara to her husband, but she was already pregnant with Chanrda’s child, Buddh (Mercury), who Brihaspati raised as his own. But in his initial anger at finding out, he cursed the child to be a neuter.

Kacha receiving blessing from his Guru, Shukrachaya

Brihaspati’s son, Kacha, was sent to Shukracharya to learn from him and eventually learn the Sanjeevani mantra to bring life back to the dead. In those days, no Brahmin could deny a worthy student, and when they were clearly as gifted as Kacha, Shukrachaya was sure he would be made proud. Kacha excelled in his studies and was soon given more responsibilities around the ashram. It wasn’t long until he met Shurka’s daughter, Devayani, and the two of them began to spend much time together singing, playing music and enjoying nature. The Asuras were not happy with this arrangement as they looked upon Kacha as a spy. They soon ambushed him and killed him when he took the cows out grazing. After his death was discovered, Devayani was very distraught and begged her father to use the sanjeevani mantra to bring him back to life. He hesitated, but would do anything for his little angel. When Kacha returned he had no memory of what had happened.
The Asuras killed him again and fed him to wolves thinking he would not be revived in that condition but the sanjeevani proved to be a very powerful mantra when Kacha’s piece tore the wolves apart in order to reconstitute themselves. The third time the Asura’s killed Kacha, they burned the body to ash and mixed it with Shukra’s evening glass of honey wine. As soon as he started chanting the Sanjeevani mantra he could feel in his stomach what was about to happen and stopped immediately; the asura’s had planned well this time. When Shukra explained to his daughter what had happened and that Kacha could not be brought back, to her deep sadness, he cursed his wine drinking habit and uttered a spontaneous ban on all alcoholic beverages for brahmins.
But Shukra could not get over his daughter’s sadness at losing her beloved. He decided that the only way for both him and Kacha to live was for him to teach Kacha the Sanjeevani mantra before reviving him so that after Shukra’s body was torn to pieces by the emergence of Kacha, Shukra too could be brought back to life. In this way the very thing the Asura’s were hoping to avoid came to pass and Kacha learned the Sanjeevani mantra allowing him to resurrect the dead. Of course with this highest teaching under his belt it soon came time for him to complete his studies with Shukra and return home. Devayani begged him to return and marry her but he insisted it would not be right since after all that had happened Shukra was like his own father, which made her his sister, which would clearly go against dharma. She was very angry and felt like she was used and cheated just so Kacha could learn the mantra from her father. She cursed him up one side and down the other before declaring that Kacha’s recitation of the sanjeevani mantra would never raise a single person from death. He accepted her curse, but left one for her too: that for her unrighteous anger she would never marry a brahmin.When he went to bid adieu to Shurkr and tell him what had happened with his daughter, the story was met by approval from his guru. He then returned to life with the devas and taught the Sanjeevani mantra to all.
The Brihaspati Smriti has been somewhat reconstructed to show that it was mostly a text on the judicial process and jurisprudence. The Brihaspati sutras (also called the Barhaspatya sutras) have also been reconstructed to offer a discussion on theories of materialism and anti-theism and were followed by the Charvaka hedonists (non-orthodox Hindus). There is argument over whether this text should be attributed to Brihaspati since it mostly argues against classical dharma. But perhaps as astrologers we can take this as a textbook for those with Jupiter debilitated in Capricorn which can make a person excessively materialistic.

Jupiter – Zeus

Zeus and Hara

Father of the gods and of the sky and the atmosphere. His symbols include a thunderbolt, an eagle, a bull and an oak tree. His parents were Cronus (Saturn) and Rhea. Zeus was the last to be born but he facilitated the release of his siblings who had been eaten by their father so in a way they were born a second time by Zeus’s grace; thus they respect him as the father of the gods. His siblings are Hestia, Hades, Here, Poseidon, Demeter, Chiron. It’s said that Cronus (or Saturn) ate his children because of a prophecy that one of them would overthrow him as he has done to his father, Uranus. Cronus’ wife Rhea couldn’t stand the children being eaten in that way so she wrapped a rock as a baby and offered it to him while secretly allowing Zeus/Jupiter to escape. When Zeus grew of age he confronted his father and then tricked him into eating some special herbs to make him vomit. Once Zeus’ siblings were free, they proceeded to attack Cronus and overthrow the kingdom. This is how Jupiter became the Father and king of the gods. Zeus of course followed the same path of his father in killing his offspring so that there would be nobody to challenge his rule.

Udder of a Cow:

Krishna being nourished by mother and the cows

The udder of a cow represents the four aims of life: artha, dharma, kama, moksha. The cow is associated with wealth and the joyous bounty of life, as well as with the natural nurturing qualities and bounty of mother earth. They are nourishers; ever giving and undemanding providers. Mother earth is often depicted as the wish fulfilling cow Kamadhenu. She is the mother of the 11 rudras. She arose from the churning of the ocean of milk to become the mother of all cows. Krishna is also closely associated with cows, his name, BalaGopala means, “the child who protects the cows.” The docile nature of cows relates to the virtue of non-violence. Each part of the cow is said to represent a significant ideal of the Hindu culture. The pure ghee that comes from cow milk is considered synonymous with life itself. Ghee is used extensively in ritual and worship as is milk. Even the dung from cows is used as a fuel for burning. Every aspect of the cow provides for all human necessity, and it does so peacefully and graciously.

Flower blossom:

The uppermost part of anything, rises upwards, reaches for the sun, brings beauty, peace, sensual delight and fine fragrance. Almost every puja in India uses flowers as offerings or as decorations.

The Wheel, The Inner Circle, A Ball

Circular and continuous movement of time and space which is governed by karma. The battle between modern progress and the old ways takes place here and there are examples among both camps below. But as always, the child eventually becomes the father. Nietzsche has a popular saying that we are destined to become the monsters we do battle with. This seems to be the case in Pushya; everything comes full circle. In the French Revolution, most of those who were taking heads in the beginning, lost theirs in the end.
I have also noticed every kind of ball represented here. The balls that fly thru the air as well as those people go to for fun and frolic and dance. I was tipped off by all the iron cannon balls that showed up in the literature about those with Saturn in Pushya. But Venus has beautiful balls, and mars has competitive and firefly balls, Mercury uses balls to play games, and the sun uses them to highlight his authority. Of course you can see I’m mixing the definition of “ball,’ but Pushya is also known for its puns.

Health:

Mouth, upper lip, facial expression

    • Skin problems, eczema
    • Stomach problems, ulcers, nausea
    • Breast cancer, TB, chest problems
    • Problems induced by air or atmosphere
    • Growth hormone??The valves and sphincters that regulate movement of water in the body can also be affected by placements. This can relate to the movement of blood, of hormones, digestive juices and the movement of food and water that we intake and eventually return to nature as bodily waste.

Facial twitches:

    • Hemifacial spasms and tics: more common with people over 40 and Aisians. Relates with some specific damage to the 7th cranial nerve which affects facial muscles. Surgery can take out this part causing the twitch.
    • Tourette’s Syndrome: greater tics to the motor nerves and the speech. Men are 4x more likely to suffer. Usually symptoms arise in childhood and are believed to be mostly hereditary. Deep brain stimulation treatments are available.
    • Parkinson’s disease causes tremors, stiffness and slow movements. It’s a degenerative disease; getting worse with time. Early symptoms typically include slight tremors of the lower lip, chin, hands, or leg. They don’t know what causes it, but it can be treated with dopamine or marijuana. In extreme cases surgery is available.
    • Lou Gehrig’s disease (or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a brain disease that affects the nerves and spinal cord. Early symptoms include twitching, slurred speech, and muscle weakness; it’s degenerative and fatal. They diagnose ALS using a spinal tap and electromyography. There’s no cure but there are two drugs on the market to treat it: riluzole (Rilutek) and edaravone (Radicava).
    • Hypo-Thyroidism slows down many of the body’s processes. Common symptoms are twitching around the mouth, throat, and hands. It can also cause calcium levels to decrease and while increase phosphorus. Treatment typically focuses on increasing calcium intake and Vitamin D supplements; parathyroid hormone injections are also available.
    • DiGeorge Syndrome, sometimes called “22q11.2 deletion syndrome,” can cause underdeveloped facial characteristics, which can lead to twitching around the mouth or cleft palate, bluish skin and difficulty swallowing. It’s usually diagnosed at birth and there’s no way to prevent or cure it, but they can treat each symptom individually.
    • Raynaud Syndrome: Tingling of the lips caused by shock or cold temperatures; Basically just the blood leaving the area.
    • Strokes or mini-strokes can also show symptoms of facial paralysis or tics.
    • Potassium deficiency
    • Alcohol neuropathy
    • Bell’s Palsy causes partial paralysis of the face. Usually affecting one side. There may be some connection with oral herpes.

The Limbic system controls our facial expressions in conjunction with our emotions.

Speech is coordinated in the Following Areas

Wernicke – Geschwind

Cerebrum is divided into various lobes or areas of the brain. It’s primarily the frontal lobes and the temporal lobes that are involved in speech formation and understanding.

Broca’s area is located in the front part of the left hemisphere of your brain. It has an important role in turning your ideas and thoughts into actual spoken words. Broca’s area becomes active right before you speak. Broca’s area also passes information to the motor cortex which controls the movements of your mouth.

Wernicke’s area is mainly involved in the understanding and processing of speech and written language. It’s located in the temporal lobe, just behind your ears. The temporal lobe is also the region where sound is processed.

The arcuate fasciculus is a band of nerves that connects Wernicke’s area and Broca’s area. It helps you form words, speak clearly, and understand concepts in language form.
The cerebellum is located at the back of your brain. The cerebellum is involved in coordinating voluntary muscle movements like opening and closing your mouth, moving your arms and legs, standing upright, and maintaining balance. It also controls language processing.Modern studies suggest the cerebellum has a more important role in processing language than previously thought.

The motor cortex takes information from Broca’s area and tells the muscles of your face, mouth, tongue, lips, and throat how to move to form speech. The Motor cortex gives us volitional control over our facial muscles. It allows us to express an insincere smile where the limbic system offers up the sincere smile.

Facial Nerve

Mouth Related Problems

  • Bad breath, bacteria, halitosis
  • Sense of taste may change, or there may be a taste in the mouth
    • Metallic:
    • Bitter: hernia
    • Acidic: heartburn, indigestion
  • Angular Cheilitis: which is an infection usually caused by malnutrition and a lack of vitamins. Recognised by tender cracks and sores on the corners of the mouth.
  • Virus or bacteria infractions are common. Things like Herpes, Epigloittitis, Impetigo, or other STDs.
  • Dehydration usually shows symptoms in the mouth fairly early after the craving for water is ignored.

Stars of Pushya

The Donkeys & Manger: Birth of Christ

Praesepe: the Beehive, the manger, the crib, classified as Messier 44 (M44). The ancient text of Judges in the Old Testament tells the story of Samson killing a lion on his way to meet the maiden. On his return he encountered the beehive (or the manger). It should be noted that the constellation Cancer was known then as “the carpenter.”
3 faint stars on the back of the crab’s shell: Aselius Borealis, Aselius Australis & Praesaepe (known as M44 star cluster, a cloud made up of about 1000 stars). Known as the mouth of orien.
Aselius Borealis is the Northern (male) Donkey & Aselius Australis is the Southern (female) Donkey. Bacchus and Vulcan are said to have rode these donkeys in the war between the Olympians and the Titans. The donkey braying is said to have frightened the Titans as they approached, causing them to flee before the battle. They were placed in the heavens near the Manger so they would never go without food. This relates to the birth of Jesus.
Praesepe: the Beehive, the manger, the crib, classified as Messier 44 (M44). The ancient text of Judges in the Old Testament tells the story of Samson killing a lion on his way to meet the maiden. On his return he encountered the beehive (or the manger). It should be noted that the constellation Cancer was known then as “the carpenter.”

Tree of Pushya

Pipal Tree: Ficus Religiosa Vomica or Bodhi tree

Buddha found enlightenment under a pipal tree.

Grows up to 30.5 metres tall and may live for over 1000 years. It’s a symbol of the never ending expanse of the universe and is sometimes known as “the tree of life.” Along with neem and tulsi they are one of the largest oxygen providers working 24 hours a day to absorb CO2 and release O2. Seeds must pass thru the digestive system of birds in order to germinate
When the demons defeated the gods, Vishnu is said to have hid inside of a Pipal. And every Saturday goddess Laxmi is said to sit under a pipal, Watering, worshipping and circling a Pipal can bring wealth, farm, happiness and good luck all around.
According to Ayurveda every part of the pipal can be used medicinally, especially for kapha and pitta imbalance since it can be used to eliminate water and phlegm from the body while heating the surface of the skin. Leaves can be made into a paste and mixed with jaggery for stomach problems. Fresh spring leaves may be eaten fresh for skin conditions and itching. It’s essentially an astringent. The bark, high in vitamin K making it useful to reduce inflammation while strengthening the capillaries; it strengthens the skin, helps bruising to go away, and is good for pigmentation issues including wrinkles, eczema, cracked heels, and dark circles under the eyes. Mixing a powder of bark and fruits is helpful for asthma. The fruit, known as the sacred fig, increases appetite, cools burning sensations in the stomach and cures constipation. The seeds mixed with honey acts as a blood purifier which can also be helpful for snake bits. Heart conditions can be aided by drinking and overnight infusion of the leaves; this same infusion can put in the ears for ear infection. The powdered fruit can be effective for impotence.
Some say that a special kind of fig tree may also have some relation to this nakshatra

Exposition:

Pushya is the first place where energy begins to stabilise itself. Imagine we’re going for a ride with the chaotic Ashwini twins, just wild and free; the sky’s the limit. Ashwini’s purpose is to help, but for that they have to go where help is needed. So they go to Hell, to Bharani, which usually starts off full of fruits and pleasant enough, but it doesn’t take long before we realise that nothing in this world is “free.” So in Bharani we gather what souls we can from the underworld and bring them to Krittika to empower them and give them skills to rise up out of hell. But there is nothing easy about getting ourselves out of hell; the pressure is more than any one can handle and we seek the shelter and protection of Rohini. It’s lovely in Rohini, comfortable and cool with rhymes of sensual pleasure befitting a king. It’s easy to understand why Chandra did not want to leave. But we eventually get restless and are blown by the winds of our era in Mrigasira where we look for a challenge; a little competition; or perhaps it finds us. But in competition someone always bleeds and then Punarvasu teaches us that there are two sides to everything, two versions of every story and we seek to understand our connection to a greater humanity, there becomes a feeling of all of us being in this together. This is why Punarvasu can be so charitable and seek to spread good will. This is ultimately what gives someone the position of father within a community: they consider the broader implications through both critical and fiery discrimination and well as the sentiments surrounding a situation. They are capable of engaging their mind beyond the logical as well as beyond the emotional. These are the great fathers of humanity who try to consider the long term impacts of their actions. When Saturn overthrew his father Uranus he set a precedent which was followed by his own son, Jupiter, and which is likely to be followed again by his son. Actually the current intellectual and political landscape seems to be one in which the students now rule over their professors; so we are getting all kinds of half-baked ideas.
Pushya is an orthodox placement focused on maintaining the rules of the community, social manners, caste or class differences. It can be a passive and inert nakshatra accepting these differences for what they are and doing little to change things in the community. They will do their duty to maintain order and may dole out harsh punishments to those who do not toe the line; but only because they care. They can be righteous and spiritually minded. Sun here give a certain level of “self-righteousness” and “spiritual egoism.” But most planetary placements will involve them in regulating the home of the land through sacrifice, penance and renunciation. They do well as church, religious or spiritual functionaries, as well as with charities. Venus here will give them a love for these kinds of civic events and annual holidays. They like following procedures and protocols and do well in most corporate or government jobs that involve these kinds of things: police, military, border guards, lawyers, judges, heads of state. They are the ones who will say: “I was just following orders or carrying out my duties; following orders.”
Early life is often difficult since children do not naturally conform to the rules of caste and class. Life is likely to force them to rise up out of the muck of their past: from rags to riches, from sinner to saint. Like King Henry V they can totally turn their back on their past while hardly judging themselves for their past actions. They are usually admired and respected for the determination, hard work and commitment to a rules-based order that allowed them to rise. They usually like the attention so they are often relaying their virtues to others and can be quite prideful. They are typically very responsive to praise or blame which tends to make them seem a little stiff; which again does not make for an easy childhood. They want to fit in, and they will likely become more social later in life. Their quest for order typically suggests they may have a somewhat bland sense of style; a utilitarian haircut with clean presentable clothing. They try to avoid anything unpredictable which can keep them out of competitive sports (unless Mars is here which will turn everything into a competition. Pushya does not like the aggressive energy of Mars.
As they age, they typically take on some kind of bureaucratic responsibility or some other position where they must impose institutional order. They work too much at a job they don’t like. They are often doing it for a higher cause: for family and society though it’s likely their society will appreciate it more than their wife as their work typically keeps them away from the home. Of course when you factor in the dryness of Saturn it becomes likely their relationships will include infidelity as they seek passion elsewhere. They can take on a lot of duties, become workaholics, exhausting themselves through hard work and long hours. They do well in construction and carpentry or the variety of inspection fields that ensure compliance to local specifications. Jesus was a Carpenter.
They can be involved with ceremonial occasions in several ways, as musicians, or MCs, as artists, organisers, caterers, or any kind of ceremonial or bureaucratic functionary. Women are typically involved with community and social affairs. They are well cultured and well read and they like to entertain in the home; they generally like small games and social gatherings. She usually has her own money, or perhaps the husband will be generous, but either way she will spend much of it on club and church activities. They are usually obedient to their husbands and will be hesitant to share their feelings about certain things.
Cancer relates to water and waterways, while Saturn brings in the system and rules allowing them to work as regulators in ocean or marine environments, biologists, shipping and ship-building. They are good navigators and do well working under the strict procedures and protocols that are usually demanded in these fields. Incidentally, the valves and sphincters that regulate movement of water in the body can also be affected by placements here. This can relate to the movement of blood, of hormones, digestive juices and the movement of food and water that we intake and eventually return to nature as bodily waste. Saturn here can make rigid blue-blooded types. Somewhere amongst all of this I expect we can find type Type-O blood, which can be donated to anyone but they can only receive Type-O blood.

Planetary Rulers of Pushya

Cancer: Parental, motherly, protecting, nurturing, rhythmic, habits, boundaries, roads and pathways, waterways. The home, the mother, the caregiver, the caretaker. Land, any bound space.

Saturn: Materialistic, structuring, status orientated, rule of law, bureaucratic or governing roles, law imposing, safety first, conformist, survivalist. Registration, legislation, maintenance of the social order, justice and the laws of karma.

Cancer + Saturn Parental leadership of the . Emotions need to be ranked in a hierarchy. A bit of emotional coldness (seriousness) allows these people to be good at all kinds of caretaking duties: teachers, child care professionals, duties to the land & the homeland, protection for the vulnerable and especially to bound bodies of water. They are often seen in administrative or governance roles like the police or military. They can also get into labour jobs like dirt workers, road workers or home builders.

Pada of Pushya

Pada 1 (Cancer + Saturn + Leo): They are natural authority figures playing a central administrative role in politics, theater, fashion, music, banking or the arts. They are devoted to their work and typically have good mentors and repay society through their own mentorships. They often have many children of students. They are usually well respected and may gain fame in a foreign country. Early success can plague them with scandal later on.

Asc: Angelina Jolie (1), Dene (1), Francisco de Goya (1), Herbert Hoover (1), Sun: Robin Williams (1), Cheryl Crane (1), Howard Schultz (1), Natalie Wood (1) Danah B (1), Rembrandt (1), Masutatsu Oyama (1). Moon: Herbert Hoover (1), Norman Mailer (1), Pierre Paul Broca (brain anatomy (1)), Peter I of Russia (1), Jesse James (1), India (1), Joseph Campbell (1), Josep Rhodes (1),

Pada 2 (Cancer + Saturn + Virgo): Pushkara Navamsha Pada – Bhagya 7°. They are hard workers, service orientated, and often find ways to regulate unbalanced situations or people somehow.They do well in criminal justice and health care fields as they seek out rhythms of regulated logical argumentation. This also makes them good at business administration and any field where they find themselves repeating the same argument over and over again: planning, scheduling, media and these kinds of things. They might uses criminal means to get ahead.

Asc: Satoshi Nakamoto (2), Gaddafi (2), George Soros (2). Sun: Woody Harrelson (2), Kevin Spacey (2), Sandra Bullock (2), Anthony Kennedy (2), Tom Robbins (2), Pattabhi K Jois (2). Moon: Harvey Cushing (2), Clint Eastwood (2), Robert H. Goddard (2).

Pada 3 (Cancer + Saturn + Libra): Their main duty is to facilitate a peaceful balanced atmosphere. They will like beauty and luxury in the home, living near water and gardens, any kind of work connected with water: farming, fishing, caretaking, security. They are often charged with the responsibility to regulate peace and facilitate agreement. They might have contractual duties.

Asc.: WW I (3), Benito Mussolini (3). Sun: Hugo Chavez (3), WW I (3), Carl Jung (3), Tymm Poolsland (3), Arnold Schwarzenegger (3). Moon: Tulsi Gabbard (3), Brooke (3), Ulysses S. Grant (3), James Norman Mattis (3), Claud Monet (3), Patrick Swayze (3), Andreanne (3), Olivia Harris (3), Ansel Adams (3), Israel Independence (3), Chris Martin (3),

Pada 4 (Cancer + Saturn + Scorpio): They have a nasty obligation of keeping secrets. They can be fighters or traitors since Scorio is the sign that crosses over to the other side. They often have unspeakable duties. Dealing with sex or death can fall into this category.This can relate to the unpleasantness of life and those really dirty jobs that someone has to do. This typically allows them to gain the respect of outcast people while getting scorned by most others. They can also get involved in the occult on some level.

Asc.: George Bush Jr (4), Knut Hamsun (4), AOC (4), Picasso (4), Night of the Long Knives (4), Fraser Roudbowl (4). Sun: Dawn Doell (4), Benito Mussolini (4), Benjamin de Rothschild (4), JK Rowling (4). Moon: Daniel Bellard (4), Copernicus (4), Ralph Klein (4), Phineas P. Gage (survived metal spike thru his head (4)), Tracy Head (4), Hans Asperger (4), Tom Hanks (4), Paris Hilton (4).

Planets in Pushya

Ascendant:

Angelina Jolie (1), Dene (1), Francisco de Goya (1), Herbert Hoover (1), Satoshi Nakamoto (2), Gaddafi (2), George Soros (2), WW I (3), Benito Mussolini (3), George Bush Jr (4), Knut Hamsun (4), AOC (4), Picasso (4), Night of the Long Knives (4), Fraser Roudbowl (4),

Sun:

Rembrandt

Harsh father figures? Home routines may all revolve around the father figure. Pushya is a little like a pedestal with the sun standing up there. It’s like the star on top of the Christmas tree. There can be a talking head effect in this nakshatra. We see it in the lighting of Rembrandt’s portraits, the see it with Woody Harrelson making a name for himself working behind the bar on cheers. A few others on the list are administrators or office workers sitting or standing behind a desk all day. All just talking heads in a sense. The Sun in Pushya can concentrate a lot of power into one place. We find that with dictators like Chavez & Mussolini. Jois & Oyama also ruled their space with a kind of iron fist. On a spiritual note this position has much to do with visualizing the radiance of the sun inside of ourselves; radiating from the centre of our chest.
Rembrandt: masterful handling of light and shadow that often suggest deep human emotion and spiritual transcendence. He came up with the use of a spotlight in painting – a beam of light lightens the head and shoulders of the main figure, while leaving everything else in shadow. Chiaroscuro: technique popularized in film noirs where a single beam of light is used to highlight.
Tom Robbins: “Three of the four elements are shared by all creatures, but fire was a gift to humans alone. Smoking cigarettes is as intimate as we can become with fire without immediate excruciation. Every smoker is an embodiment of Prometheus, stealing fire from the gods and bringing it on back home. We smoke to capture the power of the sun, to pacify Hell, to identify with the primordial spark, to feed on the arrow of the volcano. It’s not the tobacco we’re after but the fire. When we smoke, we are performing a version of the fire dance, a ritual as ancient as lightning.”
Pattabhi Jois: “People of every class were bringing the Surya Namaskara described in the yoga shastra into practice. This they did with the feeling that they were performing a righteous action which was a daily duty, for they knew the blessings of the Sun God are essential to good health.” -Pattabhi Jois
Robin Williams (1), Cheryl Crane (1), Howard Schultz (1), Natalie Wood (1) Danah B (1), Rembrandt (1), Masutatsu Oyama (1), Woody Harrelson (2), Kevin Spacey (2), Sandra Bullock (2), Anthony Kennedy (2), Tom Robbins (2), Pattabhi K Jois (2), Hugo Chavez (3), WW I (3), Carl Jung (3), Tymm Poolsland (3), Arnold Schwarzenegger (3), Dawn Doell (4), Benito Mussolini (4), Benjamin de Rothschild (4), JK Rowling (4).

Carl Jung's Astrology Chart
Carl Jung’s Astrology chart. (Time rectified)

This is another important psychologist for astrology students to study as his focus was on the symbolic experiences of human life. He was the father of analytical psychology so clearly and symbolically expressed by his Mars in Jyeshta in his 10th house. As much of Pushya relates to opiates it should be pointed out that Carl Jung generally held an unfavourable opinion of drugs. But let us look at his Sun in Pushya in the 6th house. The nakshatra ruler, Saturn, is in his own moolatrikona house.
This Sun rules his 7th house so we may see the influences of Pushya more clearly through her life, and his relationship with her. Interesting to find Sage Marichi’s influence coming thru when he had stone carved with the words; “She was the foundation of my home” (she died of Cancer). He is also said to have wailed, “She was a queen! She was a queen!” as he grieved for her. Her gravestone was inscribed: “Oh vase, sign of devotion and obedience.” She also had a fascination with the stories of the holy grail. The 7th owner in the 6th house also suggest struggles and imbalance in the relationship and relationships with clinical patients. Some abuse of authority is possible
It may be pointed out that this Sun is also 4th from his moon suggesting he had a powerful maternal lineage.
The Sun is shining a light on problems and unbalanced situations in the 6th house. and as 7th house owner bringing him in contact with many who are sick in the head since Pushya focuses on the upper most part. But his method very much involved talk therapy as Pushya also relates to speech.

Moon:

Rhythms of parenting duties, protecting and nourishing the laws of the land, father figures, experienced parental figures, pragmatic caretakers, economics, civil service. They can be stiff and unbending in their idea about the way things should be. They like to have a very predictable rhythm, soothed by lawful costumes, protectors of ethno-social structures, needs dignified orderly habits, lawful ascendance.
Pierre Paul Broca: The Broca’s Area of the brain is the center of speech articulation; responsible for controlling the movement of the muscles of the speaking apparatus: the movements of lips, tongue, larynx, and pharynx. It plays the primary role in the creation of programs of spoken production as well as phonetic-phonological, syntactic and semantic aspects of language. It enables us to use and understand grammatical rules. Broca’s zone or area is involved in the process of understanding the language, as well as in the exercise of other language functions. Broca’s aphasia is characterised by non-fluent speech, rare literary paraphrases, poor repetition, good understanding, and poor naming ability. There seems to be two parts to this region of the brain. One that controls the motor reflexes of our speaking apparatus which relates to Pushya. And another part of Broca’s area that relates with learning ability, grammar and language that has some relation with Punarvasu (taking note that Broca has Jupiter in Punarvasu).
Norman Mailer: “Was it an hour, or a week before the light of the moon rose in the interior of my body? A bird with luminous wings flew in front of that full moon, and its head was as radiant as a point of light. That bird must be the Khu–this sweet bird of the night–a creature of divine intelligence loaned to us just so much as the Ren or the Sekhem. Yes, the Khu was a light in your mind while you lived, but in death, it must return to heaven. For the Khu was also eternal.”
Herbert Hoover (1), Norman Mailer (1), Pierre Paul Broca (brain anatomy (1)), Peter I of Russia (1), Jesse James (1), India (1), Joseph Campbell (1), Josep Rhodes (1), Harvey Cushing (2), Clint Eastwood (2), Robert H. Goddard (2), Tulsi Gabbard (3), Brooke (3), Ulysses S. Grant (3), James Norman Mattis (3), Claud Monet (3), Patrick Swayze (3), Andreanne (3), Olivia Harris (3), Ansel Adams (3), Israel Independence (3), Chris Martin (3), Daniel Bellard (4), Copernicus (4), Ralph Klein (4), Phineas P. Gage (survived metal spike thru his head (4)), Tracy Head (4), Hans Asperger (4), Tom Hanks (4), Paris Hilton (4). Robert H. Goddard, Shawna Wasmer Jones, Gloria Steinem, Mandika Devi,

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Mars:

Nurtures thru competition and aggression. They typically have a difficult childhood with too much aggression and conflict in the home as they impetuous youth seek to overthrow the old ways. Parents are likely to be punitive in their enforcement. They don’t usually do well in school because they are too busy fighting with teachers, police and parents. They are Jupiter rebelling against their fathers corrupt ways and then adopting those same corrupt ways to enforce compliance.The home becomes a battle field rather than a place to relax. Home may be more like a military barrack full of competitive siblings rather than a proper nurturing loving caring environment. There could be some problems with adrenals since they are so proactive in defending their boundaries. Of course when you’re actively attacking everyone around you, you’re gonna feel insecure. They do well in areas of home security and proactive jurisprudence. And they may say they are “just being prudent” in being so aggressive. But this approach can work for someone keeping the jungle from overtaking their land, gardeners, foresters, hedge trimmers. Many of the construction trades can put this energy to good use. Mars in Pushya does very well in the 6th house for military men being sent beyond their borders to “fight for human rights and democracy” and very aggressive therapeutic methods of treatment. Many of the “Wars” that governments fight against their own citizens come from Mars in (or transiting Pushya) because it’s this energy which allows them to work outside of the normal boundaries of jurisdiction by giving enforcement authorities extra-judiciary powers. Of course this placement can easily become criminal if there are other negative influences.
D.H. Lawrence (1), Rupert Murdoch (1), Natalie Wood (1), William Shatner (1), Diane Keaton (1), Sri Aurobindo (1), Al Capone (1), Oxford (1), Paul Gauguin (2), Frances Desroches (2), Jerome Deschamps (2), Robert Yeats (2), Isil (2), Sangita Narmada (2), Steven Crowder (2), Ram Das (2), Quentin Tarantino (3), Ben English (3), Hugh Laurie (House MD (3)), Joe Louis (3), Pence (3), Karl Marx (3), Robert Redford (3), Alice Bailey (4), Herbert Hoover (4), Knut Hamsun (4), Josep Rhodes (4), Dante Alighieri (4), Michael Faraday (4) Sivananda (4), Masutatsu Oyama (4), Hulk Hogan (4), Jean-Paul Palomeros (4), Julian Lennon (4), Trump Jr (4), Ghat Astrologer (4). Pompey,

Mercury:

Messengers of “rules based order and international norms.” They tend to come up with these norms in a logical manner based on loose agreement rather than following the proper channels. They may seek to establish order in the use of speech and words while at the same time using rhetoric and double-speak to enforce compliance. They send a message about the consequences of non-compliance. In some ways this has become a little like Mercury rebelling against his father (step-father) Jupiter. Mercury is not very comfortable here. Mercury is already an impressionable youth and he doesn’t get any clear direction from the wishy-washy ruler of Cancer. And it should be mentioned that logic, rhetoric or even debate are not the best ways to come to an understanding of what the norms of society are or should be. Social norms are very specific to place. It’s hard to say that yours is the social norm just because you won the debate; the fact that there is a debate suggests it’s not the norm.
USA (1), WW I (1), King Henry VIII (1), Hulk Hogan (2), Erwin Schrodinger (2), Herbert Hoover (2), Anthony Kennedy (2), Jean-Paul Palomeros (2), Courtney Love (2), Dave Toschi (2), Danah B (2), Benito Mussolini (3), Reverend Jerry Farwell (2), Keya D (3), Canada (3), Howard Schultz (3), Joe Rogan (3), Mike Tyson (3), Joel Cran (3), Freida Kahlo (4), Pranaal Baba (4), Roman Polanski (4), Bill Clinton (4), India (4), Sylvia Didlaivit (4), Masutatsu Oyama (4). Dan Aykroyd, Napoleon Bonaparte, Charles Bukowski, Barack Obama, Hermann Oberth, Ginger Rogers, Hunter S Thompson, Andy Warhol, Gazi Yasargil.

Jupiter:

Jupiter is exalted at 5°. Pride can become excessive in these people. They may seem somehow holier than thou, they can be very caring and the women are likely to have big nurturing breasts and the all embracing motherly qualities that go with it. Men are also likely to have a well developed chest and be on the larger side. They believe in an impartial judiciary and an open, free and permissive society. This is the position of a democratic temperament. They have fairly open borders that are secured through faith and belief in the system. Rules are only designed to make us more free. They are very optimistic people but the positions of the moon and Saturn can have a strong effect on how far they are willing to go in the cause of freedom, and some can become very dogmatic. They usually have a large faith-based family, possibly large multi-family homes. This last point will certainly be the case when Rahu influences this position; though with Rahu influence it could be more like a boarding house. Other factors will be needed to know if you own the large home or just get the benefits of the space and openness, but this Jupiter can also give large land holdings with some of them being set aside for natural heritage.
Dave Toschi (1), Stormy Daniels (1), New Orleans (1), Benjamin Franklin (1), Jennifer Lawrence (1), Curtis Joseph (1), Jian Ghomeshi (2), Ron DeSantis (2), Emily Carr (2), Anders Breivik (2), Shakespeare (3), Tamara Dawn (3), Cheryl Crane (3), United Kingdom (3), Sparrow (3), Eddie Gallagher (3), Joseph Pilates (3) Lila Baba Varanasi (3), Ghat Astrologer (3), Pamala Anderson (4), Jonathan Luckhurst (4), Shir Werbner (4), Iraq War (2003 (4)), Alex Georgia (4), King George VI of England, Stanislawa Leszczynska, Gordon Ramsay, Ravi Shankar, King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden, Iana Tonkonog, Morihei Ueshiba, New Zealand

Venus:

Venus wants to make more rules in the name of fairness. Venus is the Guru of the asuras and Jupiter is the Guru of the Devas. We cannot expect Venus to do well in the place where Jupiter is exalted. Venus will abuse the rules in the name of fairness. Venus is all about optics so she can be more concerned with the way things look than how they actually are. They can be very good at creating an image that is in compliance. They can put on a very nice ceremony and are usually highly skilled at hospitality and may conduct much diplomacy in the home in the quest for security and protection. They will tend to be very agreeable people but this trait could end up backing themselves in a corner of counterintuitive or counter productive situations. These are the parents who always say yes; children love them, but what they are doing is not actually in the best interests of the children. Mother Teresa has been heavily criticised for the way she ran her charity. She often didn’t offer medicine for cure or pain relief as she claimed people should die a natural death facing God directly rather than through a more painless opiated gaze. Meanwhile there is speculation that she was an addict for most of their life and then went to America for medical treatment when she was herself ravaged by old age and hard living. An incompetent hypocrite dressed in the clothes of the trusted parental figure. Of course Rahu’s influence can really tilt this in a confusing way. They are able to recognise the material value of the position, of the upper most part of anything. They can do well in groundskeeping, gardening, and harvesting. The value of the poppy can be realised here: Friedrich Serturner is given credit for the discovery of morphine in 1804 and these days of mass opium addiction modern Afghanistan has become synonymous with the poppy. But the poppy isn’t the only way to gain top value. Florists and those classical garland makers might have this position. Martin Poolesland is a harvester of wild mushrooms. Andy Hug has a peculiar ritual when he gets in the kick-boxing ring; he goes over and hugs his opponent. The ring is very much a Cancer type bound space which is very much governed by rules as in Pushya, and in walks Venus to us promote agreement in a fighting ring; because who would want to beat the crap out of such a nice guy.
Knut Hamsun (1), Benjamin de Rothschild (1), Hermann Hess (1), Ibram X Kendi (1), Sara Aldrete (1), Andy Hug (1), Angelina Jolie (1), Russel Brand (1), Jian Ghomeshi (2), Margaret Trudeau (2), Madonna (2), Robin DiAngelo (2), Julius Caesar (2), Patsy Cline (2), Pence (2), Afghanistan (3), Henry Every Pirate (3), Leo Tolstoy (3), Hugh Laurie MD House (3), Andreanne (4), Keya D (4), Anthony Kennedy (4), Mother Teresa (4), Martin Poolsland (4), Robert Buell, King Louis XIV of France, Ibram X Kennedy, Friedrich Serturner, Gazi Yasargil

Saturn:

This is the most likely position for Blue Blooded Royalty. High class or closely tied to the church. They represent the “old order” in some way. They can be cold-blooded, snobbish, and far too high above most people to give them the time of day. They are like cold stiff royalty, unless you are part of their inner circle; but to be there you have to follow a very harsh protocol. They tend to have very rigid caste or class divisions. Even the less wealthy people will maintain their position in society without seeking advancement. They might be capable of keeping a “stone face” without showing expression or emotion.
Here we see the symbol of the circle coming out as a ball that flies through the air: the tennis balls and cannon ball of Henry the V, Bernard Montgomery and others: hurling a ball of iron thru the air. Tiger Woods is hitting plasticy golf balls, but he’s doing so with iron; Henry Ford made big business for the ball bearing markets. It was obviously this Saturnian energy that inspired Shakespeare to write about the young King Henry V whose cold rule persecuted and executed even those who had been the closest of friends. He had little tolerance for anyone stepping out of line. As usual one could find themselves either giving or receiving this kind of treatment.
Cheech Martin (1), Alexi Navalny (1), Sangita Narmada (1), Sylvester Stallone (1), Frances Desroches (1), George Bush Jr (1), JFK (1), Queen Elizabeth I of England (1), Napoleon Bonaparte (1), Bill Clinton (2), Kirk Douglas (2), Sex Pistols (2), Susan Miller (2), Tiger Woods (2), Kim Campbell (2) Leo Tolstoy (2), Shakespeare (2), Erwin Schrodinger (2), King Henry V (3), Shivananda (3), Barron Trump (3), Kate Winslet (3), Henry Ford II (4), Salman Rushdie (4), Deepak Chopra (4), Georgia O’Keeffe (4), Sam Walton (4), Steven Speilberg (4), Arthur Conan Doyle (4), Betty Ford (4), Bernard Montgomery (4), Patty Smith (4),

Rahu:

Alfred Adler can be very instructive for astrologers. His theory of organ inferiority suggests that everyone has at least one weak spot in the body. Furthermore he pointed out that this physical inferiority is connected to emotional inferiority in a certain area. He believed that inferiority was one of the hallmarks of being human. And this is healthy so long as it pushes us to overcome the problem and rise, but if it stagnates into bitterness then we end up with an inferiority complex. But in classic Rahu fashion, this inferiority complex masks itself as a superiority complex. His ideas about compensation involved not only the idea that we might turn our weakness into a strength, but that other organs would seek to compensate for the weak part. Done to a certain degree one might discover a truly unique talent, but over-compensation was always a danger leading to health problems in the organs and mental health problems like dark-ego, aggressiveness, or hunger for power. He differed from the psychoanalysts in splitting the problem between our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with society (Psychoanalysis focuses predominantly on the individual). The community and the socio-historical-political forces that shape the community are integral to understanding of an individual psychologically. His focus was on what we call holistic healing. He had a rough outline of a personality or lifestyle hierarchy: Leaners were the people who were unable to do things on their own. They are dependent, fearful and neurotic. And then comes the avoiders who are scared of failure or rejection. They are capable but they fly under the radar without taking any risks. The rulers or dominant people will strive hard to get what they want without fear of manipulating others. And finally there are socially useful people who are well balanced, active, and outgoing. They are truly capable of accomplishing something in society. The three main tasks that every human must contend with and seek mastery in are employment, intimacy and social connection.
“Our idea of social feeling as the final form of humanity – of an imagined state in which all the problems of life are solved and all our relations to the external world rightly adjusted – is a regulative ideal, a goal that gives our direction. This goal of perfection must bear within it the goal of an ideal community, because all that we value in life, all that endures and continues to endure, is eternally the product of this social feeling.” ~Alfred Adler
Oliver Cromwell (1), Dene (1), Alfred Adler (1), Sara/Tegan Quin (1), Rajiv Gandhi (1), Serena Williams (1), Doc Holliday (1), Quentin Tarantino (1), Natalie Portman (2), Mel Gibson (2), Demi Moore (2), Johnny Stompanato (2), Margaret Thatcher (2), Jane West (2), Saint Francis of Assisi (2), Maxmillian Robespierre (2), Johnny Carson (2), Kuntidevi (2), Peter Sellers (3), USA (4), Bonnie Franklin (4), Tulsi Gabbard (4), Gandhi (4), Keith Richards (4), Malcolm X (4), Johannes Kepler (4), Hannah Arendt (4), Meghan Markel, B.B. King, Albert Bandura, Gazi Yasargil

Ketu:

They manage to avoid most regulatory frameworks while being in the middle. Life might be so regulated that they don’t even notice. Isabel Myers-Briggs just wanted a tool to understand the personality differences in her marriage and ended up creating the most standard tool of psychological diagnosis. Howard Schultz has made big business for the dairy industry by selling coffee through his Starbucks chain. I’m pretty sure the nourishing benefits of milk are muted once it’s mixed with coffee. Lila Baba is a young naga baba who doesn’t care for the rules of society, but still finds himself married at a young age while following a strict sadhana. Phineas Gage, who has Ketu and Saturn conjunct in this asterism, had an iron crowbar shot up through his jaw and brain. The oddities of ketu scattered his brain and he was never the same again. He lost much of his social restraints and became practically degenerate. Bitcoin also manages to remain outside of the frameworks of regulation while remaining fully within a block chain system.
Frederick II of Prussia (1), Lilla Baba Varanasi (1), Phineas P. Gage (survived metal spike thru his head (1)), Isabel Myers-Briggs (2), Dante Alighieri (2), Jean-Paul Palomeros (4), Hulk Hogan (3), Orest (3), Howard Schultz (3), Albert Einstein (3), Ronnie Gale Dreyer (4), Jennifer Lawrence (4), Louis Pasteur (4), Christina Applegate, Bridgitte Bardot, Tony Blair, Evelyn Mary Booth, Martin Brodeur, Leonard Cohen, Bitcoin, Jeremy Jai Ditchwitch,Elvis, William Faulkner, Jacques Fresco, Joseph Goebbels, Pieter Jossa, Sophia Loren, Lucky Luciano, Charles Manson, Orest, The Rock, Edmund Speyer, Stalin, Justin Trudeau,

9. Ashlesha Nakshatra

9. Ashlesha

Medusa – Caravaggio

Ruled by Mercury (16° 40’ – 30° 00’ Cancer) Epsilon, Delta, Mu, Rho, Sigma & Zeta-Hydrae.

The Clinging star. Power to Inflict & Remove Poison.

Meaning: Embrace, Entwine, Coiling, Clinging

Main Deity: Snake king, Shesha, The Remainder, 

Symbols: Coiled Serpent, Naaga, Kundalini Shakti, Caduceus, The Staff of Aesculapius

 

Western Myths: The Hydra, Hermes,

Secondary Gods: Garuda, Laxman, Balarama

Sexual-Creative Expression: Male Cat

Body Parts: Joints, Nails, Ears

Tree – Incense: Nagkesar (Nag Champa), Alexandrian Laurel

Trimurti: Shiva/Dissolution

Gotra/Clan: Sage Vashishta

Gana/Race: Rakshasa/Demon

Varna/Caste: Mleccha

Motivation/Goal: Dharma

Nature: Hard/Sharp/Dreadful

Activity: Active

Place: 

Guna: Sattvic

Element: Water

Tridosha: Kapha

Sex/Gender: Female

Downward Facing

Direction: South

Colour: Blackish Red

Animal: Male Cat

Words for the Classics

Rulership:: Pure silver, mercury, quicksilver, sugar candy, artificial things, green grass, juicy vegetables, insects, water animals, reptiles, snakes. Bulbs, roots, fruits, poisons, hunt-grain (hunting or fishing bait), cereals. Robbers, counterfeiters and all classes of physicians.

Hora Sara: The native who has moon in Ashlesha will be cruel with malefic tendencies, fickle-minded, eloquent. They will have income from various sources, allowing them to accumulate wealth. They will lead others, be bestowed with wisdom (and cunning), and will have sons.

Jataka Parijata: The person born when the moon is in Ashlesha will be silly, ungrateful, depraved and of hasty temper.

Sage Narada: One born in Ashlesha will be mischievous, cruel, fond of others’ wives, crafty, straight in form (i.e. will not be crooked-bodied), addicted to vices and self-restrained.

Brihat Samhita: Ashlesha makes one insincere, inclined to eat everything (poor diet), sinful, ungrateful and deceitful.

Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Ashlesha, aquatic objects or animals, as well as snakes are destroyed.

Varahamihira: Moon here causes people to not see the work of others, the have promiscuous hunger, are sinful, ungrateful, and skilled in deceiving others. 

Modern Pijan: Bound to rhythmic repetitive patterns, soothed by restraining embrace, guards the ethno cultural environment, needs familiar folk narratives. “Won’t let go.”

Auspicious Activities: 

Auspicious activities should be postponed when the moon transits Ashlesha. Clean up, detoxify, use sharp, hard practices to achieve altered mental state if you must do anything. Do the things you dread doing the most: like filing lawsuits, facing enemies, deceiving others, lying, taking care of insect or rodent infestations, laying out poison, meeting with unfavourable peers, tearing things down, breaking contracts and putting ourselves in all kinds of uncomfortable situations. This is an active nakshatra so don’t sit around waiting for the discomfort to find you, go out and meet it halfway. This can also be a good day for farming or trenching activities; working with water. Offer prayers and milk to the snakes. OUr vulnerabilities can be exposed when the moon transits ashlesha, so be careful (but not paranoid). There is always someone willing to exploit our weaknesses.

Special Considerations

  • Ashlesha is a Ganda-Moola nakshatra It sits on a junction point of fire and water. It’s inauspicious. A special ceremony is recommended every month when the moon transits one’s natal Moon in these nakshatra. The 3rd and 4th pada can bring suffering to mother figures or father figures respectively.
  • Mars is debilitated at 28º.

Key Themes

  • Cold-blooded, forked-tongue, hypnotic, manipulative, sneaky, deceptive, suspicious, promiscuous, chameleon, penetrating gaze, strong will, mind control,
  • Entwine, embrace, entangle, drunkenness, squeeze, asphyxiate, suffocate, 
  • Poison, serum, medicine, petrochemicals, underground, trenching, agriculture, blue-collar
  • Kundalini energy, vibration from the ground, the remainder, trenching, the devourer, 
  • Rhetoric, eloquence, artifice and cunning and living by your wits, deceit, disguise, promotes intercourse between people & nations, the art of the argument, striking, wrestling, graceful dexterity, 
  • Ambassadors, business men, politicians, elder siblings, step-siblings, side-kick, travellers, thieves, chaperones, lost and wary wayfarer.
  • Commerce, coinage/currency, streets, roads, unexpected strokes of good fortune, playing innocent, good humour, feigning innocence, bribery, avarice, stone pillars (lumps of black stone)
  • String of shiva’s bow, rope for churning, string instruments
  • Ketu was born under this star.

Qualities of Ashlesha

Dissolution / Destruction: A destructive nakshatra, A day to bring things to an end, tear things down, break things and generally take part in destructive activities. Planets placed here will also bring destruction. This is a very strong Shiva nakshatra. 

Sage Vashistha, his wife Anudhati, and Kamadenu.

Sage Vashishta: He and his wife Arundhati are an example of the closeness, intimacy and blessing that marriage brings into a couples life. Her star, Alcor, is the 8th sister who stays in the handle of the Big Dipper with her husband (a star called Mizar) instead of with her seven sisters. This star is sometimes worshiped by married women in thanks for the blessings of married life. Their seven sons all became great sages themselves. He was the keeper of Kamadhenu.

One of his main teachings was that we must overcome our prejudice, bigotry and stereotypes and seek to work in cooperation and harmony with our rivals. Ashlesha teaches us that this strategy can even be used in pursuit of our own selfish desires. Ashlesha people are often entwined in various kinds of relationships, but they only become successful once they learn this important lesson. He believed there was a common spiritual core between even the worst rivals. 

Sage Parashara was one of his sons, suggesting this lineage has something to do with astrology.  Vashistha Samhita is about electional astrology which is used to select favourable timing for events such as marriage or war.  Vashistha typically highlights the importance of the means we use to achieve our desired outcome.

Some of his hymns in the Rig Veda discuss family life, and much emphasis is put on his hymns extolling Indra & Varuna on equal terms. The power of Indra was needed to destroy enemies and Varuna was there to uphold social & ethical norms of society.

Vashistha also has a famous section in the Ramayana where he answers Rama’s questions about nature of life, human suffering, free will, creativity, & spiritual liberation. He is considered the Adi Guru of Vedanta Philosophy. He taught that the powers of the deities arose from within ourselves and that our fate was not determined by external gods. We must make an effort to live in harmony with nature and with others. He was devoted to righteous action and worked for the welfare of the world. 

He was involved in a famous feud with a king who wanted to steal Kamadenu but he warded off all attacks by the king and his men. In a final attempt to  get the cow, Vishwamitra did severe penance, however, by the end of his tapas he decided to reconcile with the sage. Vashistha teaches us to defend nature and many of those who are descendants of Vashistha find various ways to act as custodians of nature. . 

Mleccha: Mleccha: Outcast, barbarian, uncultured foreigner, not part of society but capable of mixing with all parts of society, adaptable, oftentimes doing piece-work, cash jobs or travelling for their career. They like the subterranean world, underground jobs related to trenching, piping or stringing cables. They relate with themes and places dealing with alcohol, drugs, chemicals, toxins, pollutants and other impure substances. They may be involved with inflicting poison or cleaning it up: sewer work, toxic spills, fertiliser, using chemicals to clean chemicals. They tend to be nomadic in life and work and they may take any kind of job to achieve their goals.  

Dharma: Despite being rather wicked people, Ashlesha is often taking actions that will help them reach their spiritual potential, but they normally have an unorthodox path that may include the 5 M’s or these days we might find them taking drugs in search of a spiritual psychedelic spiritual experience. They are usually seeking out these shocking paths that are meant to arouse the sleeping kundalini. 

Rakshasa / Demon: Mostly seeking selfish ends. Seeking only for the pleasure and comfort of their own bodies. They are more likely to follow their intuition, or seek out the beauty of life rather than following the status quo. They can be violent or aggressive both to defend what they have and to get what they want. 

Sattwic: Tendency towards purity, harmony, truthfulness, sincerity, peacefulness. They tend to have a positive attitude and seek constructive dialogue. The activity of planets in this asterism act as an instrument of the divine. Rajas – Sattva – Sattva 

Tikshna / Daruna – Sharp / Hard: Maiming killing, hypnotising, distracting. dreadful, ferocious, bitter. Skilled at acts of aggression, torture, cruelty, murder, punishment, mesmerising, tearing things apart, getting stabbed in the back, performing illegal activities, acts of war. Really hard training can be started or practiced when the moon is here: training dogs or breaking horses, doing really intense tantric sadhanas or more intense and difficult Hatha yoga practices meant to break our will or or perhaps kill something inside of ourselves. All kinds of incantation can be auspicious on these days: tantra, black magic, hypnotism, casting out demons (literal and metaphorical ones). more intense and difficult Hatha yoga practices. But also surgeries, or treatments like chemotherapy, initiating a difficult divorce or walking away from your kids, all these things that make up a really tough cookie. Ardra, Ashlesha, Jyeshta, Moola are all hard people with potentially sharp tongues. They often find themselves in tight places where they have to make really difficult choices, often life or death. Mars and Saturn combining energy in one of these nakshatras can be very dangerous in transit as well as in someones personality.

Kapha: Water + Earth = Cool, oily, heavy, stable, slow, soft, gross, sticky/cloudy, smooth

  • Stable, slow, methodical, greedy
  • Disturbed by sweet (Jupiter), salty (Moon), sour (Venus). 
  • Pacified by pungent (Sun) and astringent (Saturn)

Adho Mukha – Downward Facing: Relates with research, containment, underground activity, digging wells or mines, drilling for oil, digging up the garden or other trenching activities. It may also relate with shame, pessimism or low self worth that causes you to keep your eyes cast downward. Bharani, Krittika, Ashlesha, Magha, Purva Phalguni, Vishakha, Mula, Purva Ashadha, and Purva Bhadra. Planets like Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu share this nature. 

Active: Planets here will actively pursue their interests. and people may be more active in the creation of meaning and knowledge in their lives. With the snake-like movement here wraiths like a snake, due to the teachings of Vashistha they make an effort for everything they have in life. They can be very independent doing much on their own without asking for help. Mars here can make a person very aggressive and angry. The moon here can make an active mind. Ashlesha natives are often either alert and ready to strike or scheming and calculating. Saturn will be like putting an old man jogging; he can still do well, but may follow the “slow and steady wins the race” mantra. 

Female: This can feminize the live karakas of planets placed here. It also relates to the chaos of the universe.  

Water: heavy, cold, movable, fluid, moist, liquid, soft & hard, clear

  • Earth + Water = Cooperation
  • Water does not cooperate with Air and impedes Fire
  • Fire does not cooperate with Earth and impedes Water
  • Air does not cooperate with Water and impedes Earth

Male Cat / Tom Cat: (pairs with Punarvasu). Male cats are self-going, polygamous, highly fertile most of the time, sexually active throughout the year, and they will fight to defend their territory. They mate loudly. frequently and indiscriminately. They have a unique barbed penis to stimulate ovulation in the females. And of course we cannot forget to mention their urine spray that makes so many cat lovers reconsider their love. Toms like to prowl around at night and will spend hours stalking and fighting as a kind of courtship ritual. The sex itself is over in a few seconds and the male runs away.

South: The events related to this nakshatra often happen in the southern direction. One can also face the south when worshipping this nakshatra.

Gods & Symbols of Ashlesha

Charmed by the snakes of Varanasi

Coiled snake: Kundalini Shakti, Nagaloka

All the evil and demonic forces are seen in the form of a snake. All our fears and secret desires and the really deep dark manipulative ways that we go about satisfying them are represented by snakes. The secrets that slowly poison the well, the hidden dangers and unexpected attacks striking suddenly as if from nowhere. They are so quiet, sneaky, reclusive and self reliant; they could lurk anywhere. They have divine wisdom of the universe and support its continued functioning the sex, passion and procreation. 

Their connection to the world comes primarily through their forked tongue which is very sensitive to the chemical composition of the air, and through their bodies which are in constant contact with the earth: they are very sensitive to vibrations coming through the ground. They have a strong connection to the earth, and what is underground. Their eyes are said to be able to see into the soul, they can penetrate the depths, and hypnotise their prey. A coiled snake also represents the kundalini energy at the base of the spine. 

They are celebrated on Nag Panchami, in the month of Shravan on the 5th day of shukla paksha (July or August) during the rainy season when they all come out from their burrows. They are worshiped by offerings of milk as well as in the temples and before idols in the home. A fast is typically maintained for the day. Celebration of this annual festival can be a good remedy for kal shapa yoga. 

Kundalini Shakti in Practice

Venus is the only planet that does not have a more obviously dedicated practitioners of Kundalini Tantra in some form. Even Mars makes for a very aggressive form of tantra for destroying ones enemies and the list could include other boxers and elite special forces people, but I tried to keep the list to those focused on some kind of spiritual path in their tantra though i n honesty it’s just as likely that someone at the highest ranks of special forces practices meditation.

Masutatsu Oyama

The focus of Ashlesha is mind control. Mars is most likes to weaponise their mind control powers to crank up the pressure until the other person snaps. They can keep their cool in any situation.  There are many other yoga teachers and spiritualist not on this list, a few other astrologers can also be found with planets here.  This is the Shiva of the most fierce tantric warriors and there are war hawks in politics who have placements here as well. It’s also a popular nakshatra for psychologists like Jordan Peterson, Tolle and Piaget. They understand the tension between their own light and dark side; between heaven and hell. Ashlesha introduces people to the evils of life and they often come to recognise the beast which lies within themselves. A great deal of their life is spent feeding the beast and making it stronger, while at the same time learning to control that beast. They seek the balance a peaceful equinamious poise with the ability to strike and sieze what you want at the right moment.

Pattabhi Jois

A list of Kundalini masters and practicioners: Baba Ramdev, Sri Aurobindo, Masutatsu Oyama, Steven Seagal, Edward Smyth-Osbourn, Muhammed Ali, Pattabhi Jois, Shiv Code, Pranal Baba, Jordan Peterson, Shivananda, Mike Holliday, Robert Boustany, Michael Dordaro, Saint Francis Asssisi, Eckhart Tolle, Krishnamachaya, Osho, Mercury, Jupiter, Morihei Ueshiba, Bepin Behari, Gandhi, Alice Bailey.

Caduceus was originally a symbol of immunity related to commerce and diplomatic ambassadors

Caduceus

Staff of Hermes (also known as Mercury to the Romans) has two snakes coiled around it with a set of wings near the handle. When it was given to him by his elder brother he was told it had the power to “unite in love all being divided by hate.” With this new power he became the messenger or ambassador of the gods capable of travelling freely through all worlds. The caduceus provides the bearer with a kind of diplomatic immunity that allows safe passage anywhere, including the underworld. The three parts of the staff, the rod, the snakes, and the wings symbolise the power, wisdom, and quickness necessary for journeys to far away lands.  Alternately the wings symbolise heaven and the snakes symbols hell. The staff in the middle is the earth.   

Hermes was well known as the god of commerce, travelling salesmen, foreign diplomats, and thieves and those lying on their deathbed. He was famous for his eloquence and rhetoric as he was capable of speaking from both sides of his mouth and convincing people that what is unworthy is worthy. This connects him also with modern law, politics, marketing, police in general and activism. It’s likely that he has some rulership over coinage, especially in the modern day where bills are rarely worth the paper they’re printed on. 

This symbol has also been used by publishers and printers and relates to the immunity we give to media that allows them to print both sides of a story without penalty. Postal carriers, and customs offices also use this symbol. In modern times it has come to be used as a symbol for the medical profession but there is some controversy over this due to the commercial implications of the symbol. However, it would remain a fitting symbol for organisation’s like the Peace Corps or Doctors Without Borders who commonly seek safe passage in foreign lands. The symbol of healing and medicine is actually the Staff of Aesculapius which only had a single snake wrapped around it. 

Aesculapius’ the healer with a single serpent on his staff and a faithful dog nearby.

The Staff of Aesculapius

single snake coiled around a cypress branch. Aesculapius was Apollo’s son who was born from the mother who Apollo had just killed for being unfaithful. He had Hermes deliver the child while the mother was on the funeral pyre. Chiron was tasked with teaching the boy who eventually grew up to become the god of medicine. Hypocrites was the 20 generation member of the Cult of Aesculapius. It’s said that Aesculapius’ healing temples were filled with non-poisonous snakes. There were special chambers where patients could sleep and report on their dreams in order to direct the kind of treatments they would receive. Many of the healers of this lineage were wandering itinerant healers. 

Bowl of Hygieia (hygiene)

This cup or chalice with a snake wrapped around it was representative of Aeculapius’ wife or associate (or nurse). Hygieia was the goddess of health and hygiene. The image is used by pharmacists and has since merged with the image of the mortar and pestle used for blending ingredients. She was, however, most commonly worshiped for the prevention of illness in relation to hygiene. Her name has also been given to an asteroid belt, Hygiea, considered to be a dwarf planet, which incidentally suffered a major collision in 2019.

Vishnu reclining on Shesha nag
Shesha 

Adi Ananta Shesh Naag is the king of all snakes. He is the snake upon which Vishnu sits floating on the Ocean of MIlk. He is the servant, supporter and protector of Lord Vishnu. He is also called Sankarshana, the tamasic dark energy of Lord Narayana. It is he who creates the 11 Rudras who bring about ultimate destruction. Shesha means “the remainder” and he is all that is left after dissolution. This term is also used in mathematics referring to what is left over. He is said to hold all the planets of the universe in the hoods of his many heads. When he uncoils time moves forward and creation takes place. When he coils back up the universe ceases 

He is the eldest brother of the snakes born in the union between Kashyap and Kadru: Shesha, Vasuki, Airavata and Takshaka. Garuda is his step-brother. Shesha eventually left his family disheartened by their duplicity. After years of penance Brahma offered him a boon: he wanted only to keep his mind under control so that he could continue with his ascetic penances. Brahma then asked him to go beneath the earth and stabilise it.

Incarnated three times: as Laxman, as Balarama & as Ramanujacharya, a proponent of Vishishtadvaita school of vedanta He represents the peaceable sattvic aspect of snakes.  

Vasuki 

As an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva he took the place around Shiva’s neck and he allowed himself to be used as the string of the bow used by Shiva to destroy the three cities called: Tripura Dahanam 

He wrapped himself around Mount Mandara so that it could be used as a churning rope to get the Amrita from the ocean of milk. It was he who vomited the poison that threatened to destroy the universe during the churning of the ocean. The churning brought great strain to him and he almost died. It was Shiva who drank the poison to save everyone. He represents the rajasic-active aspect of snakes.

Nagadev

Tankshka

When Arjuna and the Pandavas conquered Khandavprastha they disturbed the nearby forest where the snakes were dwelling. Takshaka was greatly angered by this and attacked the army of the Pandavas, killing the whole army leaving only the Pandava brothers and their wife Draupadi. Arjuna then set fire to the Nagaloca forest. Takshaka vowed to kill one of the descendants of the Pandava lineage. 

The great king Parikshit, a grandson of Yudhisthira from the Mahabharata and thus a descendant of the famous Pandava brother, had resumed ruling Hastinapur under the Pandava name. He was greatly loved by his people. But one day he made the mistake of disrespecting the great Rishi Shamika whose son witnessed the event and cursed the king to die by snake bite within 7 days. Of course this was the fulfilment of a vow that was uttered two generations earlier. Takshaka bribed the only man who could cure snake bites to leave town, and then he stealthily snuck into the safe space king Parikshit had made for himself with hopes of surviving the stipulated period and killed him with a single venomous bite. 

The king’s son, Janamejaya, in turn vowed revenge and began performance of the Sarpamedha yagna which caused the snakes of the whole universe to fall into the havan kund. Takshaka, however, got himself caught up in the wheel of the chariot of Surya and the whole chariot was being dragged into the sacrificial fire along with the snake. The gods intervened to save Surya’s chariot, and in the process saved Takshaka, allowing him to continue the serpent lineage. 

Takshaka represents the tamasic-poisonous aspect of snakes. Some other significant snakes are Padma, Kambala, Karkotaka, Ashvatara, Dhritarashtra, Kaliya, Pingala, Vritra, Vala. But some of these might more rightly be attributed to Jyeshta (serpent eating its own tail) or Uttara Bhadrapada (the serpent of the deep).  

Garuda 

Known also as the devourer (of snakes), the king of birds, the golden bodied one with the most beautiful feathers. 

The snakes had worked out a truce with Garuda where he would get to eat one snake per day, but would have to leave them otherwise alone. The exiled Gandharva prince wanted to help the snakes so he decided to offer himself as Garuda’s food for one day. While he was on his way to the sacrificial site he came across a young woman weeping for the fate of her son, Shankhachur (king Cobra) whose day it was to be eaten. And though he offered himself, she didn’t feel it was right for a Gandharva Prince to take the place of a lowly serpent in the sacrifice. But he insisted, when Garuda came for a snake he picked up the prince and began to carry him off. But the serpent that was supposed to be eaten, calls out to Garuda and tells him of the mistake. Of course Garuda does not want to cause harm to the Gandharva prince so he releases him with little harm. But everyone is so impressed with the sacrificial enthusiasm that the snakes are given a greater boon to not be eaten at all. 

Laxman

Incarnation of Shesha who was born to protect and support his brother Rama. 

Balarama

Balarama

The god of agriculture and strength was an incarnation of Shesha, Krishna’s elder brother, and son of Vasudeva and Rohini. He carried a mace and a plough. The was a straightforward, simple, honourable soul who was stronger than a whole herd of elephants but did not always understand the complex thinking of his younger brother. The two of them are always together in their youth. For every avatar of Vishnu that came to earth and avatar of Shesha also came to continue supporting and protecting his lord. Parallels are commonly made between Ram and his brother Laxman. It’s said they were born as a boon from Vishnu to Lord Indra to defeat the demon king Kamsa, king of Mathura. Vishnu took one white and one black hair from his head and promised they would complete the mission. The two brothers had contrasting complexions: Balarama was pale and white while Krishna was dark, black. Balarama dresses in blue garments which were given to him by Laxmi after he changed the course of the Yamuna river. 

His story mimics the biblical story of Sirius killing the children in order to avoid the curse of being killed by one of them. In this case, his mother’s brother was told he would be killed by her 8th child. He had smashed the first 6 newborns on the stone when Vishnu intervened and moved the foetus to the belly of Vasudeva’s first wife, Rohini. Balarama is sometimes called Sankarshana: the one who was dragged away. In the Bhagavata Purana, the great Lord says, “The whole of Shesha, which is my abode, will become the embryo in Devenki’s womb which will be transplanted in Rohini’s womb.” He grew up with his step mother and her family, including his younger brother, Krishna, caring for the cow. Farmers follow his instructions. Krishna cared for the livestock and Balarama ploughed the land. 

He killed Dhenuka: an asura sent by his fearful uncle intent on provoking his fate. 

He killed Pralamba who joined in a jumping contest with the condition that the loser would have to carry the winner on his back. Pralamba lost and started to carry Balarama around before reverting back to his true form as a much larger Asura and tried to run off with Balarama. Krishna stopped him and challenged him to suspend his powers to give a fair fight. Balaram, still holding onto his back bashed his head in. 

Chanura & Mushtika were two wrestlers sent by King Kamsa to kill the two brothers. Krishna defeated Chanura and Balarama defeated Mushtika. Then Krishna fulfilled the prophecy by killing Kamsa. Kamsa’s brother was upset by this and attacked but Balarama easily finished him. He was with Kishna through many of his adventures: they defeated Panchjana at the bottom of the ocean and Yama in his underworld to get their guru, Sage Sandipani’s son back to the world of the living. 

He once drunkenly insisted that Yamuna come to him so that he could take a holy dip in her waters. When she refused he became angry and used his plough to cut a course for Vrindavan with the goddess following along behind pleading for mercy.  

Defeated demons: He used his plough to lead the Yamuna past Vrindavan to pull the capital Hastinapur into Ganga. 

In the Mahabharata he taught Duryodhana & Bhima the art of using the mace. He remained neutral when war broke out. He instead went on pilgrimage with his nephew Pradtumna and some other farmers. He returned only on the last day to witness the fight between his two students. He threatened to kill Bhima when he won by striking Duryodhana in the thigh which he had exposed to Draupadi.  

He was later involved in the Yadava civil war in which they were all destroyed. He sat near a tree, went into meditation and died. A white snake came out of his mouth and returned to the underworld.

He appears on coins dated from 185 – 170 BCE with Vasudeva-Krishna on the other side. 

Harmes

Hermes

was this day that President Nixon announced various measures to combat inflation & unemployment. He announced price and wage freezes as well as a suspension of the ability for investors to convert American dollars into gold. This “temporary” measure has never been reversed.

Ashlesha Association

We find the Mercury rulership heavily referenced here. Ashlesha is associated with rhetoric, and meeting with the enemy to negotiate a common goal, a peace, a truce in which the parties do not necessarily agree or even like each other, but on the face of things there is peace. But there may also be backstabbing and treachery at every opportunity. 

Stars of Ashlesha

Hydra: 

Six stars that make up a circle in the constellation of Cancer. A female water snake monster that Hercules was sent to kill. A small fresh water organism with regenerative potential that makes it seem as if it does not die of old age. Impervious to ageing. 

Hercules had to undergo 12 Labours as penance for killing his own family. He went crazy for a while first. The 2nd labour was to kill the Hydra, the two-headed, two-tailed water snake living in a lake at the entrance to the underworld. Her breath and blood and odour were toxic and poisonous.  Hercules covered his mouth and nose to protect himself from the toxic fumes. Hydra had regenerative potential, allowing two heads to grow back every time one was chopped off. Hercules had to use the flaming sword to chop the head and burn the neck in order to kill the Hydra. Hercules may have had help from his cousin Lolaus who cauterised the neck after Hercules chopped off the head. He may have used a golden sword gifted to him by Athena to cut off the last head. Hera, who had created the Hydra to kill Hercules, sent the crab to help Hydra but Hercules killed both beasts. After he killed the Hydra he put the body under a rock that still spews toxic gas till this day. He dipped his arrows in the blood to make them poison and used that poison to kill later foes. One river is said to still be polluted from the poison on Hercules’ arrow. 

The moral of this story relates with our unquenchable desires, when one is satisfied two grow up in its place. We need to put limits on our desires. There is also the hopelessness of falling back two steps for every one gained. 

Much of the Hercules story is driven by his step mother Hera who was angry over the many infidelities of her husband. She was especially jealous of Hercules, whose name means: the great gift of Hera. She had sent two snakes to kill him when he was a baby but he caught them and crushed them in his hands. She sent many beasts to kill him but was always unable. There’s a sense that the hero has become a hero because a lifetime of heroics was offered up to him from early in his life. He later got married and settled down, but Hera was still jealous of his happy life. She made him go crazy and he killed his wife and family while he was in an inebriated state. When he came to his senses he went to the Oracle of Delphi to ask what penance he might complete to earn redemption. He was told to see the king to get the ten labours. His victory over Hydra was considered null and void because he did not do it alone but was helped by his cousin. 

When he later used the Hydra poisoned arrows to kill the Centaur, a robe was dipped in the centaurs blood believing it to be love potions. But after some time the poison started to burn and fused the robe to his skin so that when he tore off the robe, he tore off his own skin. He eventually threw himself in a funeral fire to escape the pain and torment of the poison. 

Trees of Ashlesha

Nagkesar Tree: Mesua Ferrea

A slow growing tree that grows up to 30 meters tall and 2 m in diameter. It’s a hard and heavy wood. The flowers are bisexual and the fruit will usually contains one or two seeds. Nagkesar oil is used for haemorrhoids and piles. Ayurveda classifies it as astringent, bitter; light, dry. It promotes coldness and its post digestive effect is pungent.

Nag Champa:

Michelia champa, yellow champa, golden champa

Beautiful fragrant flowers that bloom May – October. They are easy to grow and maintain. A shallow root system allows them to be grown in pots, though in ideal situations they can grow to 30 metres. They love light and  They will only bloom once in two or three years unless the flower is removed before going to fruit as they use excessive energy to grow seeds.

Oil can be extracted from the flowers which is good for rheumatism, eye trouble and gout. Burning nag champa can be a good general remedy for Ashlesha people. The wood is good for cabinets and for burning.

Health: 

Joints, nails, ears

  • Stomach problems, food poisoning, worms, obesity, poor diet, 
  • Liver problems related to addiction or poisoning from chemical or natural  pollution from air, land, and water. 
  • STD due to promiscuity
  • Arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis 
  • Platelets and blood clotting
  • Nervous disordersNo peace of mind, active mind
  • Organic mercury (ruled by Ashlesha) can trigger autoimmune disease 
  • Blockage, clots, bi-polar.
  • Antibodies & antibiotics
  • Bacteria (See Sahtabhisha for the 1000 star blossoms and viruses. See also the shape of white blood cells).
  • Bacteria, worms, maggots. Infection
  • Hearing problems
Close up of bacteria

Bacteria & Water Born disease

Bacteria causes many diseases in humans: cholera, pneumonia, influenza. Tuberculosis, measles, typhoid, malaria, legionnaire’s disease, anthrax, meningitis, dysentery. Some other water born diseases are likely to be related to Ashlesha as well: giardia, e coli, Hep A, samonella,

Snake Venom

Snake venom is a complex mix of proteins, enzymes, peptides, carbohydrates, lipids, metal ions, and organic compounds.

    • Cytotoxins, which cause necrosis, a complete breakdown of organic tissue, cells, and organs. Different types of cytotoxin target different cells in the body, meaning that while some target the heart, others target muscular tissue.
    • Neurotoxins, which disrupt and block neurotransmitters, lead to organs shutting down, paralysis, and respiratory distress. Different neurotoxins block different neurotransmitters.
    • Hemotoxins, which target the red blood cells and cause organ damage and tissue death via either causing blood to clot and prevent blood circulation in the body or by causing internal bleeding and haemorrhaging.

Immunity is usually developed after a long time of repeated exposure to small but increasing quantities of poison.  We can use a similar method for overcoming traumas a fears by allowing ourselves to be subjected to our triggers while in a safe space where we can practice non-reactivity.

Hearing loss

Caused by damage to the Cochlea in the ear. Often described like a snail, it also appears like a coiled snake. The hairs on the cochlea are what pick up the sound through their special sensitivity to vibration. Those sounds are then turned into nerve impulses which are processes in the brain. 

The cochlea is filled with two different kinds of fluids, one is a unique composition of endolymph. It’s very rich in potassium (150mM), very poor in sodium (1mM) and almost completely lacking in calcium (20-30 µM). This is not found anywhere else inside the body. The other fluid is common. There seems also to be a connection between dehydration and hearing loss which may be related to the potassium levels suggesting that ashlesha has something to do with potassium.

Auditory information first goes to the brain stem where a decoding of basic signals such as duration, intensity and frequency takes place. Other parts of the brain help us to understand where the sound came from. The thalamus, at the base of the cerebrum, then gets involved in preparing us to respond vocally. The last neuron of the primary auditory pathway connects the thalamus with the auditory cortex. At this stage the message has already been largely decoded. However, in the auditory cortex the signal is moreover recognised, memorised and may eventually result in a response.

Hearing aids or cochlear implants may be used to correct hearing problems related to the cochlea. I suspect the ear drum has some relationship with Dhanishta, but we will look into that side of hearing when we discuss that nakshatra. 

Good and Evil in the Brain

The para-limbic system is a “behaviour circuit” responsible for processing emotions of the brain, including the amygdala and pre-frontal cortex.

R – Complex: the most ancient part of our brain relating to reptiles: insight, intuition, perception, wisdom, cunning, concentration and sexuality. 

Cancer represents the Breast

Ashlehsa: The dual use of the breast. To nurture and provide temptation. Ashlesha is all about covering things up. It’s the trap that women set with their breasts and their cleavage. It’s the atmosphere of sexuality that creeps into relationships between men and women. Ashesha is the sexuality of the breast which is like playing with snakes. This is the dangerous game of sexuality that starts with the puffing of the chest by both sexes. It’s primordial, from our reptilian brain, and it’s a huge problem that we have to contend with. We have to learn how to tame this snake and keep and eye on it knowing that it can come out of its hole at any time. Again, self control in the midst of some of our strongest longing.    

Fluids related to movement and fluids which keep relay messages (Cancer/Mercury). To register vibration in the cochlea, to allow free movement of the joints, messenger hormones, the fluids which conduct electricity in the body (though these might relate to Indra in Jyeshta).

Pushya: Practical use of the breast to nurture and provide protection, in the way we hug to touch chests or hold a child to our chest. Of course there is also the milk and nipple; the little flower on top. 

Punarvasu: The fat of the breast. Fluids that provide protection. The emotional memories involved with bonding

Remedies

Due to the high stress nature of these people’s lives it will do them well to practice somewhat more intense and stressful yogic or self improvement techniques. The trick is to use breathing or other relatively safe methods to induce a stress response throughout which we try to remain at peace. Polar bear swims do this when the ice cold water shocks the body but we remain calm and controlled. Many of the Wim Hof practices work with the stress response in this way.  

This works in much the same way as the immune system. As we are introduced to our enemies more and more and in relatively benign circumstances we are more capable of defending ourselves in the case of an attack. 

Exposition

Like a snake they can be sensual and seductive using their underground knowledge in deceptive, cold-blooded ways to lure people in in order to feel safe and comfortable.  They will use people to carry out an agenda, emotionally entwining them until their goals are achieved, at which point they will coldly walk away; until their next victim comes along completely unaware of what is lurking in the grass..

They do well in any field related to drugs and medicines and they can often blur the line between the two using poison and medicine and medicine as poison. Doctors, pharmacists, drug dealers, chemists all relate to the poisonous qualities of Ashlesha, but so do petrochemicals, cigarettes, and many of the other poisons we use on a daily basis. 

Their connection to the underground can just as easily relate them with criminal organisations, prostitution, sexuality, and gambling as it can to astrology, tantra, occult and black magic. They will like to move in the dark or undercover or in deceptive ways which makes them suited for spying, or other kinds of undercover work. 

They can be suspicious bordering on paranoia. Heavy afflicting in Ashlesha can bring on Schizophrenic episodes. Lots of emotional manipulation is usually present in a person’s life and they can be very selfish and sexually promiscuous.

They may have a connection with snakes or reptiles themselves: owning them, selling them, catching them, caring for them.  They may be snake charmers both figuratively and literally. A forked tongue, hypnotic eyes and emotional manipulation can be very effective in many fields where fakes and cheaters are common: law and politics, occultists, channellers, fake psychics and even yoga teachers may all be happy to gain from the suffering and misfortune of others. They can be vicious opportunists.  

Pada’s of Ashlesha

Mercury 

Communicative, analytical, logical, quick, youthful, students, teammates, adolescents,  learning ability, speaking, writing, gesturing, messaging, media, counting, accounting, measuring, narrative, calculating.

Cancer + Mercury: Intelligent, teaching, writing, measuring out the land and the home. Emotional narratives, emotionally calculating, rhythmic speech, analytical caretaking, logical boundaries, well reasoned emotions, duplexes, defensive gestures, versatile habits. Will do well in any kind of educational or training atmosphere.

Pada 1 (Cancer + Mercury + Sagittarius):  : Usually belonging to the educated classes of doctors, pharmacists, healers or lawyers generously working through the imbalances of the world. They could be involved in local policy initiatives and it’s likely they will be very private about their personal life.

Sun: Martin Sheen (1), Lance Alworth (1), Martha Stewart (1),  Knut Hamsun (1). Moon: Johnny Michael Spann (CIA (1)), King Louis XIV France (1), Lucy London (1), Marilyn Manson (1),Tymm Poolsland (1), Mao (1), Bepin Behari (1), Jaime Brewer, Daria Bali (1), Bhairava Anuttara (1), Christano Ronaldo (1). Mars: Diane Keaton (1), Chetna Boyd (1), Komilla Sutton (1), Emmanuel Macron (1), William Butler Yeats (1), Jacque Fresco (1), Alexei Navalny (1), Sara Quin (1), Tegan Quin (1). Mercury: Sylvester Stallone (1), Cheryl Crane (1), Castro (1), George Bush Jr (1), Jenn-Child (1). Jupiter: Robert De Nero (1), Stock Crash 1907 (1), Joel Cran (1). Venus: WW I (1), King Francis I France (1), Tracy Head (1), Whitney Houston (1), Doc Holliday (1), Peter Smith (AI, Comp. Science, Mathematics (1)). Saturn: Arnold Schwarzenegger (1), James Boswell (1), Duane Gadd (1), Dana Black (1), Chris Martin (1). Rahu: John Walker Lindh (American Jihadist(1)), Lizette (1), Paris Hilton (1), Pranaal Baba (1), Dene (1), Daniel Balabane (1), Joslin West (1), John Milton (1), Pam Gadd (1), Jordan Peterson (1). Ketu: 

Pada 2 (Cancer + Mercury + Capricorn): The most manipulative pada, they can be very cunning and cruel in their quest for power and status. They will not hesitate to deceive others to get what they want. They can be very possessive in their relationship and their things. “What’s mine is mine” (and sometimes what’s yours is mine too if they can find a loop hole. 

  • Mars is in a debilitated nakshatra but in exalted Navamsha in this pada . 

Sun: Hiroshima (2), Keya D. (2), Moon: Martin Sheen (2), Samasati (2), Hugh Laurie (House MD (2)), Shakiyamaan (2), Jean Piaget (2), Sydney Biddle Barrow (Stripper (2)), Frederick II of Prussia (2) Mars: Serena Williams (2), Hillary Clinton (2), Maxine Waters (2), Michael Green (quantum Physics (2)), Jet Li (2), Leonard Cohen (2), Shakiyamaan (2)

Hiroshima

Pada 3 (Cancer + Mercury + Aquarius):  Ghandanta pada. They are excellent at connecting the dots and make very good diagnosticians working in health care fields. Negative influences to this pada can be deadly for the mother; possibly filling her with poison in some way. 

Pada 4 (Cancer + Mercury + Pisces) Mars is debilitated at 28 degrees here. Ghandanta pada.  Watery moon does well in Jupiter’s pada. They may be involved with private schools or private tutors. They are less likely to be the manipulative one in relationships and they may end up as therapists or advisors in some capacity. They often do well in providing safe private space for others, possibly in the hotel or resort business, in drug rehabilitation, or perhaps even studio, office or lab space, 

Planets In Ashlesha

Ascendant:
Energy Body by Alice Bailey

For the most part this Ascendant gives thin lithe bodies like a snake, quick movements and coordination thru most of their lives.  There seems to be a pattern of weight gain later in life (often related with stomach or intestinal problems. They are good fighters, dancers and athletes. They are deadly diplomates and very good politicians. They excel and deception, baiting the enemy and deception. Some of them are directly associated with magic, black magic, kundalini and at least a few that are not directly connected with this kind of thing tend to at least keep some kind of lucky charm or believe in superstition and astrology. 

As the ascendant lord we see the snake like characteristics most clearly in their body and personality. They do well in high pressure situations and often live high stress lifestyles. Several NHL goaltenders appear on this list. I’m sure this speaks for their coordination as well as reminding us of the function of the immune system defending against attack.

Many of these people have a knack for using peoples words or actions against them in the way the Stephen Seagal uses an opponents momentum against him in Aikido.

Otto von Bismark’s Walking Stick

Edward Smyth-Osbourn is a highly trained NATO commander who will receive the Golden Stick (Hermes staff) from the queen upon retirement marking him as one of the most trusted and capable royal guards. It’s interesting that the goaltenders also hold a kind of stick that makes them immune from much the violent side of hockey as well. Hitler had a walking stick that he used to climb 13 mountains in Europe. Marylin Monroe was famous for her lip stick. Thomas Jefferson used an ivory walking stick and Otto von Bismark also carried a lovely walking stick with him. IO’m siure there are more examples

“Dance like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” ~ Mohammad Ali

There are a couple of exceptions to the rule of thinness with this nakshatra. Many Ashlesha natives tend to put on weight later in life which may be the result of stomach/digestive problems. Michael Moore has Moon, Mars and Rahu together in 6th house with Saturn aspecting so severe stomach problems and probably surgical procedures are likely.  Anita Dzus likewise has stomach problems which seem to be hereditary.

Susan Strasberg, Alice Bailey, Chelsea, Texas Girl, Pelosi, JK Rowling, Tracy Head, Tanya Tucker, Marilyn Monroe, Anita Dzus, Gabriella, Indra Gandhi, Otto von Bismark, Christopher Columbus, Charlemagne, Hitler, Thomas Jefferson, Nehru, Ralph Klein, Baba Ramdev, Sri Aurobindo, Masutatsu Oyama, Steven Seagal, Edward Smyth-Osbourn, Muhammed Ali, Hulk Hogan, Johnny Depp, Ed Belfour, Martin Brodeur, Jaroslav Halak, Curtis Joseph, Buster Keaton, Marilyn Manson, Micheal Moore, Zack Hanson, Denton Cooley (Surgeon, 1st heart implant), Robert Hand, Fifth Business Snow Ball (fiction), George Carlin, Frederick Engels

Jean Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
Sun

They spot light puts them in a tight position and they tend to express themselves in a do or die fashion. Many of these folks have either been in trouble from the law or have had to undergo detox and/or rehab. Martin Sheen, Martha Stewart, Doc Holliday, Larry Nassar. They are for the most part manipulative and insincere. George Soros uses slogans of democracy and freedom to cause regime change that is typically worse than what was there before. Maxine Waters is famous for race-baiting.  India has the threat of riot and war hanging over its head since independence agreements poisoned the well of unity. Castro faced numerous assassination attempts from America.  They all seem to have some imminent threat hanging over them. 

Martin Sheen (1), Lance Alworth (1), Martha Stewart (1),  Knut Hamsun (1), Hiroshima (2), Keya D (2), Hulk Hogan (3), Joe Rogan (3), Whitney Houston (3), Julius Caesar (3), Jean Piaget (3), Herbert Hoover (3), George Soros (3), Robert William Johnstone (3), Castro (4), India (4), Josef Haller (4), Maxine Waters (4), Komilla Sutton (4), Erwin Schrodinger (Quantum Mechanics (4)), Doc Holliday (4), Larry Nassar (4), Nixon’s 1971 Address (dollar decoupled from gold (4)),

“As far as the game of marbles is concerned, there is therefore no contradiction between the egocentric practice of games and the mystical respect entertained for rules. This respect is the mark of a mentality fashioned, not by free cooperation between equals, but by adult constraint.” ~Jean Piaget ~

King Louis XIV of France – “The Sun King”
Moon

Johnny Michael Spann (CIA (1)), King Louis XIV France (1), Lucy London (1), Marilyn Manson (1), Tymm Poolsland (1), Mao (1), Bepin Behari (1), Jaime Brewer, Daria Bali (1), Bhairava Anuttara (1), Christano Ronaldo (1), Martin Sheen (2), Samasati (2), Hugh Laurie (House MD (2)), Shakiyamaan (2), Jean Piaget (2), Sydney Biddle Barrow (Stripper (2)), Frederick II of Prussia (2), Lance Alworth (3), Simone de Beauvoir (3), Larry Flynt (3), Kris Kristofferson (3), Teah Field (3), Pierre Trudeau (4),  Robert Yeats (4), Jane Fonda (4), Gandhi (4),  Margaux Hemingway,  Nehru, 

Mars

Mars is debilitated in Ashlesha. Mars typically weaponises the emotional manipulation in Ashlesha. It can be good for activism, environmental protection and occasionally for police officers and military who do a lot of dirty work, but this Mars usually causes many problems in a person’s personal life. 

This position reminds me of the stories of baby Hermes when he went out to steal his brother’s cattle. You used every kind of deceit and trickery along the way in order to avoid being caught, he even bribed an old shepherd to keep quiet and then, knowing that deceit lies everywhere, returned in disguise to test the power of his original bribe with a new one. He killed the greedy old man knowing that the same greed was in his own heart. When he was caught by the divine vision of his family he continued to plead his innocence appealing to his state as an infant he is said to have naively inquired: “What are cows?” It’s very difficult to trust these people because the will time and again weaponise emotions, and resort to the worst kinds of deceit and trickery to cover up their original sin.

It’s interesting that Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido has his moon here while and his most famous student, Steven Seagal has his ascendant here. much of the training they do involves working with the force of the opponent. The role of Mars is to weaponise whatever he touches and in this case we find them weaponising whatever differences already exist. Language and rhetoric can be quite vicious with this placement as they seek to manipulate whatever they can for their own advantage. They never want to let go of anything that they believe is theirs.

Diane Keaton (1), Chetna Boyd (1), Komilla Sutton (1), Emmanuel Macron (1), William Butler Yeats (1), Jacque Fresco (1), Alexei Navalny (1), Sara Quin (1), Tegan Quin (1), Serena Williams (2), Hillary Clinton (2), Maxine Waters (2), Michael Green (quantum Physics (2)), Jet Li (2), Leonard Cohen (2), Shakiyamaan (2), Maxmillian Robespierre (3), Anne Frank (3), Harrison Ford (3), Al Gore (3), Buddy Holly (3),, Lance Alworth (4), Martin Sheen (4), Joseph Pilates (4), Caravaggio (4), Robert Boustany (4), Morihei Ueshiba (founder of Aikido (4)), Kamala Harris (4), Thomas Jefferson (4), Arthur Schlesinger Jr (Liberal intellectual (4)) ,Alice Bailey, Bridgette Bardot, Lauren Haris, Calamity Jane, Ray Kroc, Sophia Loren, Demi Moore, Boy George O’Dowd, Joseph Lilates, Sara/Tegan Quin, Kenny Rogers, Arthur Schlesinger Jr,   Sigourney Weaver, Jane West,

Mercury

Mercury does daily well in this position, he becomes the master of disguise, but they remain somewhat adolescent 

WW II was marked by the use of the gas chamber on the one hand but also by the fact that nobody used deadly gases on the battlefield like they did in WW I. 

Sylvester Stallone (1), Cheryl Crane (1), Castro (1), George Bush Jr (1), Jenn-Child (1), Patrick Swayze (2), Cheech Martin (2), Josep Rhodes (2), Stephen Wolfram (Mathematics (3)),  Robertson Davies (3), Swami Paramananda Saraswati (3), Robin Williams (4), Josef Haller (4), Baghdad, Usain Bolt, Dave Chappelle, Cheryl Crane, Gerald Ford, Vitali Klitschko, Jorge Paulo Lemann, Kevin Spacey, Shania Twain, Natalie Wood

Jupiter

Robert De Nero (1), Stock Crash 1907 (1), Joel Cran (1), Joe Rogan (2), Sonny Liston (2), Pierre Trudeau (2), Roger Waters (2), Rabindranath Tagore (3), Keya D. (3), Jean Piaget (4), Sri Aurobindo, Friedrich Bayer, Jean Beliveau, Johnny Cash, Stephane Charbonnier, Stock Crash (banker’s panic), Robert Curry, Wild Bill Hickok, Teddy Kennedy, Osho, Bob Saget, Elizabeth Taylor, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Greta Thunberg, 

Venus:
King Francis I France gifted this pillar to the Ottoman Turks as a symbol of good faith diplomacy. The salamander was his personal emblem along with the motto Nutrisco et extinguo (“Nourish and extinguish.”)

Difficult love life, unable to maintain boundaries. Will often get entangled in affairs. They may like an element of the mystery of the unknown to their relationships and it’s likely that there will be some dark secret between partners. You could say this for relationships with women generally so women may experience this kind of energy with women. It can be very “catty” and big crowds of women will feel like being in a snake pit. Women are likely to use their sexuality in a dangerous provocative way. But love, beauty, art, harmonious agreements, and marriage will be used as a diplomatic measure to get inside the enemy camp. But the danger is that one might just fall in love with the enemy. Enemy can be a strong word, it can relate with getting involved with people who are of a different caste or culture as they seek to bring opposites together. Their love life will be very intense. Men with this will get involved with the “femme fetale.”  But this can also promote durable, though troubled, relationships. They can see the beauty of the entanglement, they become possessed by the intensity and the danger lurking everywhere. There are likely to be secrets, whispers and perhaps unproven allegations about your relationships as well. 

We find this position connected to people and events with some of the most intriguing “conspiracy theories” & “cover up theories” swirling around them. Alan Pinkerton, the first private detective in the USA literally has the Pinkerton Liability Doctrine named after him. This doctrine literally defines the scope of liability in crimes of criminal conspiracy. Edward Snowden  gained mass appeal by uncovering mass undercover surveillance programs, but now anyone who talks about him or his contribution as a whistleblower is relegated as a conspiracy theorist. However in this case we can also see how he has received mass appreciation for his bravery. And what about Michael Jackson who is the king of pop, but also the king of the gossip column when it comes to his sex life? We can also see how he projects this snake like image. I’m not sure if we could find out how many of these people incorporate snake skin into their fashion and style; it seems like a reasonable proposition. (Perhaps those who have this position can let me know?). 

George Orwell is perhaps the king when it comes to warning the world about the creeping threat of the conspiracy upon which all others are founded. He reminds us that the government is not our friend, of course we have to work with it, but it’s a toxic relationship. Whenever the government tells us that it’s for our own good, we can know for certain that it is for their own good, not ours. One interesting thing about Venus in Ashlesha is that relatively few people (in my data bank) seem to have this placement. 

George Bush has the distinction of being at the centre of the 9/11 conspiracy and sloppy cover up. Venus is really good at diplomacy, but she is also really good at wearing a mask. She is the guru of the illusive forces so she can do very well in Ashlesha, it just might be a really intense ride. This placement essentially charges the whole atmosphere with Ashlesha in some way. Even Sylvester Stallone clearly had a love of the image of being behind enemy lines. Or an enemy from within like Larry Nassar, a poison in women’s gymnastics in the USA. And of course we all know that Peter Smith’s Artificial Intelligence is a double edged sword. As I was about to discuss Indian politics which is rife with backbiting and corruption, it also occurred to me that their National Emblem (or Coat of Arms) is the Ashoka Pillar; a pillar of peace and diplomacy (attained by first viciously conquering other lands.) It is also printed on the Rupee and has appeared on stamps to remind us of some other Ashlesha areas we can consider for this placement. The 9/11 twin-towers also stool like pillars. And of course there are the rumours of those pillars in the basement. I have no doubt they have stamps and currency with them on it as well. 

WW I (1), King Francis I France (1), Tracy Head (1), Whitney Houston (1), Doc Holliday (1), Peter Smith (AI, Comp. Science, Mathematics (1)), Joslin West (2), India (2), Edward Snowden (2), Nixon’s 1971 Address (dollar decoupled from gold (3)), George Orwell (3), Michael Jackson (3), Larry Nassar (3), 9/11 (3), George Bush Jr (4), Sylvester Stallone (4), Dawn Doell (4), Alan Pinkerton (Detective (4)), Gwyneth Paltrow (4),

Saturn:

Duty to teach, nurture, heal by removing the poison or using poison as a means of healing. They are often self medicated in some way, tactless and may not take criticism well. They may work underground, possibly in the sewers and also have underground knowledge of astrology, tantra or the occult. Saturn in Ashlesha in 9th house with aspects from Venus is good for astrology, underground guru (not a popular one). Malefic influence can cause misuse of the knowledge. Saturn with malefic influence can make the mother poison somehow.  Saturn with Venus or Jupiter can make a medicine man.

I can speak of my own experience with Saturn in Ashlesha 9th house. This Saturn rules my 4th house so I’ve always been nomadic and may home has often been supplied by my employer, I’ve mostly lived near water. My higher education was delayed for work and my work involved trenching and piping. My stick in those days would have been a seven foot steel crowbar and perhaps the shovel. I’ve worked in sewer, washed dished, and don’t some fishing in my life; many dangerous jobs, underground and sometimes under the table. I grew up fishing; baiting hooks and baiting traps. This Saturn is 2nd from my moon so my mothers family is fairly solid working class family and mother was also a bit older. I eventually went to university and studied languages, communications logic and rhetoric; and all those topics so beloved by Mercury.  This calculating mind eventually turned to astrology. Then there’s the spiritual aspect of this placement in 9th house which has turned my beliefs very conservative and old fashioned. I live mostly in Varanasi now which provides the wet filth of Saturn in Ashlesha while the 9th house gives me a spiritual of philosophical setting; it’s kinda like living in a big ashram with no rules. Moon, the ruler of my 9th house goes into the 8th house highlighting research and Tantra; while Mercury, the ruler of Ashlesha goes into Sagitarius highlighting my humanistic philosophical side. I have also studied several holistic healing methods. It could be mentioned that my mother was a forensic psych. nurse and I grew up studying her text books. All of which has a strong influence of Ashlesha.  This Saturn in 12th gives strong powers of renunciations, sacrifice, and fortitude; cold comforts.

Saturn in Ashlesha reflects the simple blue collar working class culture and rhythms. people get a lot of experience being in a tight spot. 

House is usually old and there may be water problems, leaks, humidity , black mould, sewer blockage. They have to spend considerable time and effort for upkeep and maintenance. They are caretakers of the home and the land in so many ways.

 

Frederick the Great inspects the potato harvest

Frederick the Great who has Saturn in Ashlesha with the Moon conjunct and Mars aspecting set out to tame or conquer nature. He set upon a massive project of land reclamation, draining swamps and building canals   once told Voltaire that, “Whoever improves the soil, cultivates land lying waste and drains swamps, is making conquests from barbarism.” Although this had a huge tole on the natural landscape (which puts me in mind of the story Rama war against Taksha the serpent mother) he also had a great love for nature, plants and animals. He didn’t like hunting and set up the first veterinary hospital; he didn’t even wears because he saw it the same as having someone stick a fork in your belly. He was very much a man of two natures who could care for his home while destroying his enemies. It should be noted that he was also known as the “Potato King” for introducing them to the region. The other things we find with Ashlesha placements is architecture. Louis XIV with Venus in Ashlesha built grand and beautiful palaces while Frederick the Great with Saturn here saw the home and the land in a much more pragmatic way. Though culture was important to him and he also revived the Opera, the libraries, sculpture, and the fine arts, as well as the sciences and mathematics.

He became increasingly solitary later in life preferring to spend time with animals than people. By his late 60’s he was suffering from asthma, gout and other ailments but he continued to rise before dawn, drank six to eight cups of coffee a day, “laced with mustard and peppercorns”, and attended to the affairs of the nation. 

They can be immune to fear and hard living and be very self controlled.  They have simple habits, but they can become very set in those habits; this can of course include addictive habits.  This Saturn in Ashlesha also contributes to kidney problems  and hearing deficiency.  

Charlie Chaplin played the working man and Schwarzenegger appeals to the working class masses. Connection with the 4th house will give a spartan home. Saint Francis Assisi exemplified this with his ascendant lord Saturn in Ashlesha; and we need to consider what the working class community was like. Hearing trouble is common with this placement though it may not come until later in life. “Thick skin.” It may also be related to kidney trouble, as it hardens and dries some of the watery cavities; which is a dictum that we can extend to the other body parts depending on the placement of this. This Saturn in the 12th house might make them dream of a simple life and possibly take long trips to watery places . In the 9th house he might create a work to live scenario offering some kind of service for a place to live. I’ve seen this even in the charts of wealthy people. They are very likely to take a long pilgrimage to watery places or places associated with snakes. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger (1), James Boswell (1), Duane Gadd (1), Dana Black (1), Chris Martin (1), Charlie Chaplin (2), Mike Holliday (2), Al Gore (2), Anita Dzus (2), Liv Tyler (2), Dominic Monagha (2), Camillo Wiethe (dermatologist (2)), Indra Gandhi (2), Robert Boustany (2), MIchael Dodaro (2), Arthur Schlesinger Jr (Liberal intellectual (2)), Hitler (2), India (2), J.J. Rousseau (2), Alicia Machado (actress, singer, model (2)), Frederick II Prussia (2), Martina Klein (model, television, comedian (2)), Mark Duplas (2), Indra Gandhi (2), Israel (2), Jack Dorsey (2), Knut Hamsun (3), Jerome Deschamps (3),   Thomas Clarence (3), Stephen King (3), Ludwig von Beethoven (3),  Chester Arthur, Saint Francis of Assisi (3), Eckhart Tolle (3), Hillary Clinton (4), Krishnamacharya (4), Ionannis Pallikaris (founder of LASIK (4)), Leon Festinger (Psychologist (4)), John Burge (4), 

Rahu:

Jordan Peterson‘s fascination with snakes led him to study the totalitarian governments and then through the practice of clinical psychology to try to understand evil; pointing out along the way that we all have some of it inside of ourselves and highlighting how we have to meet with it and get to know it and try to control it. But his ashlesha keeps rising up in the form of addiction. Much of what he talks about concerns this tug of war between good and evil and the churning of the ocean. His Rahu Venus in 3rd house cancer he believes to be “the antidote for chaos,” his Saturn Ketu in Capricorn 9th house. Venus is of course the guru of the demons, especially Rahu and Ketu. He gets appreciation for his communications and media messaging. He has a strong focus on the free will side of things and seems to feel defeated over the things in life he cannot change. We should note that his common message that a person should “clean their own room” before trying to change the world is often criticised as being hypocritical since his own life is not all that clean. 

John Milton has God tell the angel Raphael to go and speak with Adam (and Eve). half this day as friend with friend

“Converse with Adam, […]

and such discourse bring on,

As may advise him of his happie state,

Happiness in his power left free to will,

Left to his own free Will, his Will though free,

Yet mutable; whence warne him to beware

He swerve not too secure: tell him withall

His danger, and from whom, what enemie

Late falln himself from Heav’n, is plotting now

The fall of others from like state of bliss;

By violence, no, for that shall be withstood,

But by deceit and lies; this let him know,

Lest wilfully transgressing he pretend

Surprisal, unadmonisht, unforewarnd.”

~Paradise Lost~

John Walker Lindh (American Jihadist(1)), Lizette (1), Paris Hilton (1), Pranaal Baba (1), Dene (1), Daniel Balabane (1), Joslin West (1), John Milton (1), Pam Gadd (1), Jordan Peterson (1), Andreanne (2), Georgia O’Keeffe (2), Bernard Montgomery (WWII Commander (2)), Bepin Behari (2), Ranabir (2), Roger Waters (2), Caravaggio (2), Cheryl Crane (2), Robert De Nero (2), Jann Arden (2), Paul Newman (2), Clint Black (3), Garth Brooks (3), James Garfield (3), Sivananda (3), Oxford (3), Cheryl Crow (3), Jim Carrey (3), Steve Irwin (3), Howard Hughes (4), Hunter Schafer (model, actress, LGBTQ activist (4)), Erwin Schrodinger (Quantum Mechanics (4)), Bugsy Siegel (4), Hans Asperger (4),  Queen Bloody Mary

Ketu

They have little privacy and there are few boundaries when they get a little bit of it at random times. Ashlehsa suggests being covered, not buried very deep, everyone knows what’s going on, but it remains covered. Ketu here suggests that on one hand their whole lives might be a lie with one cover up after another; while on the other hand they aren’t really covering anything up at all. Ketu is without boundaries, suggesting Ketu in ashlesha leaks like a sieve.  

Julian Assange, King Louis XVII of France, Ingrid Bergman, Pattabhi Jois, Vitali Klitschko (Mayor of Kyiv), Elon Musk, Princess Maxima of Netherlands, Ma Huateng, Winona Ryder, Adam Segwick, all have the benefic Jupiter aspecting Ketu suggesting that Jupiter can help smooth things over in regard to this placement. It no doubt relates to some kind of hidden wealth related to this position. They will likely have wisdom about the dark arts, surveillance and counter surveillance, plots and schemes but tend to use this in a more benevolent manner. I should point out that King Louis XVII was the small son of Louis the XVI who infamously met his fate at the guillotine. Louis the XVII only lived until about the age of ten and spent the last half of his life imprisoned. 

There can be no shame with this Ketu placement as he removes the boundaries of decency, good taste and culture. He can be ambivalent about culture or negate it altogether. Ashlesha is already in the darker corners of the home where the snakes and the rats live, it’s easy to see how Ketu can bring hauntings into the house. Something my teacher called unconscious samskaras and suggested I ignore them when they came up. Many of these people have left ghost stories in their wake or even became ghosts themselves. Walls were no longer a boundary. This can be a very ungrounded position. There may be figurative or literal snakes or rats in the home or within your personal boundaries. This will be the same whether you’re a geologist doing field work, or Emma Watson getting lasciviously glared at, Jefferey Epstein doing anything, Clive Barker writing a story, Nixon announcing the end of the gold standard. Anyways, that’s just the way things are with Ketu. He’s not really paying attention until all is lost, and then there could come great grief.   

 

“When we’ve got these people who have practically limitless powers within a society, if they get a pass without so much as a slap on the wrist, what example does that set for the next group of officials that come into power? To push the lines a little bit further, a little bit further, a little bit further, and we’ll realize that we’re no longer citizens – we’re subjects.”

― Edward Snowden

This quote comes from Emma Watson but it shows a lack of concern over the clothing that covers her. This could translate into revealing see through clothing or nudity as we,  but here we merely find an ambivalence about the look of what covers us. “Wearing unbranded cheap clothes does not mean you’re poor, remember you have a family to feed, not a community to impress.” ~ Emma Watson ~

 

And then we find Princess Maxima of the Netherlands discussing culture in negative terms; not necessarily in a bad way, she just negates the idea of a solid culture and suggests that culture is more like a ghost which is there, but not there. “… ‘the’ Dutch identity? No, I have not found it. The Netherlands is: large windows without curtains so everyone can look in; but also adherence to privacy and coziness. The Netherlands is: one biscuit at tea; but also great hospitality and warmth. The Netherlands is: sobriety, control and pragmatism; but also the experience of intense emotions together. The Netherlands is far too diverse to summarize in one cliché. ‘The’ Dutchman does not exist. As a consolation I can tell you that ‘the’ Argentinian also does not exist. I therefore find it very interesting that the title of the report of the Scientific Council for Government Policy is not ‘the Dutch identity’. But: Identification with the Netherlands. That leaves room for development and diversity.” ~Princess Maxima of Netherlands~

Emma Watson (1), Night of the Long Knives (1), Nixon’s 1971 Address (dollar decoupled from gold (2)), Almas (2), Elon Musk (2), Julian Assange (2), Pattabhi K Jois (2),  Ingrid Bergman (3), Knut Hamsun (4), Patrick Swayze (4), Putin (4), Clive Barker (4), Dan Aykroyd, Baghdad,  Roseanna Barr, Ranjan Bose, Jean Chretien, Shiv Code, Jefferey Epstein, King Louis XVII of France, Yuri Gagarin (first human in space), Glasgow, Rutherford Hayes, Andrew Jackson, Vitali Klitschko (Mayor of Kyiv), Rue McClanahan, Robert B. Neller (Marine corps commander), Princess Maxima of Netherlands (3), Ma Huateng Pony (mobiles, messaging, payment), Christopher Reeve (paralysis), Winona Ryder, Adam Segwick (Geologist), Gloria Steinem, Lev Simkhovich Vygodsky (Childhood development Psychologist, often contradicts Piaget)

Case Studies

Cheryl Crow (Rahu Ashlesha): sleep  paralysis.

Elon Musk – Ketu in Ashlehsa

Elon Musk’s Vedic Astrology chart

Elon Musk has this Ketu in his 2nd house highlighting the volatility of his liquid assets. During his Mars-Ketu period in 2010 he put up all the cash he had ($36 million) to keep Tesla afloat. Although he’s one of the richest people in the world he had to take personal loans from friends so that he would have some liquid cash for day to day living.  Ashlesha ensured that although he’s rich all his money is tied up in stocks and investments. Actually, his second house is completely destroyed from aspects by Saturn and Mars as well. This is not what one would expect from one of the richest people in the world, but I get the sense that if him I and I went for coffee that I would have to buy it for him. This is the strange manipulation of reality caused by Ketu in Ashlesha.  He is also a well known proponent of crypto-currenty and block-chain technology both of which are strongly tied with both Ketu and Ashlesha. He was also co founder of PayPal. Ketu really broke all the boundaries of currency and accounting for the movement of money around the world. Part of the reason for this extra-ordinary influence in this regard is that the lord of Ashlesha is powerfully situated in Punarvasu/Gemini in the first house.  In many ways he is Hermes/Mercury/Buddha Incarnate. 

His speech is also very unique. He speaks very quickly stringing his words together without proper intonation. Some have called it cluttered speech. It’s just like his brain is moving too fast. He has also been accused of saying inappropriate things, and his words have a strong effect on the stock prices of crypto and tesla. He has also been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome

Asperger’s in a genetic disorder 2nd house. The Man it’s named after, Hans Asperger, had Rahu in Ashlesha and possibly in his ascendant but rectification work needs to be done.  One of the interesting things we find with Asperger’s is that they love animals including the creepy-crawly one. They just don’t have the same fear mechanisms the rest of us do.

Much of his focus in life and the technology that he pursues is to protect the environment with a focus on reducing the carbon foot print. He has invested and supported solar power, Tesla is focused on electric cars, other projects focus on high speed rail tubes. And then there are his projects in Artificial Intelligence, Space travel and rockets. Mercury is in Punarvasu and Ketu has taken away his limits in regard to reaching other worlds with rockets.

And the connection is not clear to me, but it seems reasonable that Ketu in Ashlesha may have had something to do with the death of his first child at 10 weeks old by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and this seems so much like a snake getting into the crib (which of course a western reference to parts of the Hydra asterism).

Caravaggio (Mars & Rahu in Ashlesha)

The Grace of Madonna – Madonna-dei-Palafrenieri – Caravaggio 1605-1606

Many of Caravaggio’s painting were controversial for brutality and gore. Heads being chopped off with realistic emotional impact. And of course these kinds of things will get highlighted with vicious planets like Mars and Rahu here.  But he offers us a glimpse of another side of Ashlesha thru his paintings of Saint Matthew, the patron saint of accountants, moneychangers, tax collectors and customs officers. He was also invoked to help alcoholics with their habits.  It’s interesting how the wings of the angel are evocative of the Caduceus as well as the other symbols of Hermes.

Emotionally he was a violent, quarrelsome man. He was forced to flee his home and go underground in 1606 after killing a man an a duel over a romantic interest. Despite little being known about him it’s said that he was always fighting. There is much mystery over his death but it’s believed that he may have died from an infection from a wound received in one of these fights.  One of the dangers of being an artist during the renaissance is toxic exposure to the lead in the paint. The effect of this was a kind of madness or raving lunacy in sever cases.

Saint Matthew and the Angel – Caravaggio

His underground sex life has been the subject of much speculation. He never settled down or got married or had any children that are known of. He was known to have frequent prostitutes and and there is much speculation about homosexuality in a culture and time when sodomy was considered a capital offence. He never painted a single nude of a woman but did paint various voluptuous and sensual young men.

In1606 he was sentenced to beheading and had a bounty put on his head for the castration and killing of a mafia pimp.  He travelled around for several years sequin protection under powerful patrons, but by July 1610, at the age of 38, he was dead.

Hillary Clinton (Mars & Saturn in Ashlesha)

Saturn is yoga karaka planet in a powerful mutual exchange with the Moon and forming a Raja yoga in the 10th house of career with Mars. All of this is very good for her career and likely gave her diplomatic immunity, but her career house is also 6th from the moon  highlighting wars, criminal conspiracies and coverups.

Most of her career has been based on fear campaigns: weapons of mass destruction, chemical weapons, biological weapons. But as she instills fear from these things she is also involved in the greatest proliferations of weapons of mass destruction anywhere. the most toxic aspect of this is perhaps the weaponisation of culture itself. Some might even say that she has led in the destruction of the nuclear family while claiming to be a nuclear family themselves. Her appeal was mostly for the middle class and blue collar workers and she’s well known for these kinds of roots. She lives in a $2.5 million house that’s almost 200 years old; oddly enough the address is #15 Old House Lane which is so Ashlesha. 

Early in her career she was involved in a cattle trading scandal (which again relates directly with the infant Hermes’ cattle thefts). Not much later she was involved in the Whitewater Controversy involving dodgy investments in land development. And then campaign donations being funneled thru the law firm she was working with. and the people close to the Clintons started dying in mysterious ways (and this hasn’t stopped, I think there are 16 names on the list now).  She has always been involved in the empowerment of young women and mothers working for gender equality and advocating education reform. Much of what America is facing today in their schools and universities; the free pass reforms to the criminal justice system all stem from Hillary Clinton’s early initiatives in these ares. Now that women’s rights or equality has basically been accomplished, she has moved to the next level of gender equality in the 21st century. All of this has been weaponised for power and control.  This is the aim of Ashlesha. Those on the spiritual path gain great inner power while those on the material plane can quickly become toxic as long term stability is sacrificed for short term goals.

June 1980 – June 1981 (Mercury / Mars): Whitewater controversy over banking and land fraud had just happened and during this period some of her enemies died in mysterious circumstances.

April 86 – Dec 88 (Mercury / Saturn): She was listed among 100  of the most influential lawyers. She sat on the board of the bar association to advocate for more women in law.  She was bring in wealthy corporate clients to the law firm. Her husband was governor and there was some controversy about some of the clients using the Law firm to give illegal political donation.

June 91 – Nov 91 (Ketu / Mars): She had just stepped down from practicing law and sat on the board of several companies learning about supply lines and unsuccessfully advocating for more environmentally friendly practices and more women at the corporate management level.  She had been considering running for Governor but the poles were not in her favour.

Nov 93 – Dec 94 (Ketu / Sat):  She became first lady.

Dec 2001 – Feb 2003 (Ven / Mars): She had just been elected tot he New York Senate after moving there the year before. She joined five senate committees all with some relations to Mars in Ashlesha:  budget; armed services; environment and public works; education, labour and pensions; ageing; and, security and cooperation with Europe. September 11  had just happened and in October she voted for the patriot act and the War against terrorism began with Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan (and about half a dozen other countries that got no notice).  By December she was already busy with war and weapons sales and by Oct 2001 she voted to go to war against Iraq after carrying on about fake WMD for the past year.  These campaigns have, of course, faced heavy criticism and the whole of 9/11 has become one of the grand conspiracy theories perhaps even greater than the assassination of JFK. Her husband also took 26 trips on Lolita express in this period.

Oct 2008 – Dec 2011 (Ven / Sat): The financial crisis of 2008. She supported the bailouts of the banks. In 2009 She became Secretary of State under Obama. She warned about possibly biological weapons coming out of the Wuhan Lab that year. It was also in this period when the personal email account was set up that caused her so much trouble latter.  But most of this period was spent on international diplomacy trying to “fix” relations with many countries which had been isolated by the Bush administration. She even offer a “great reset” in relationship with Russia (that quickly hit a snag when Putin returned to power). During this time she was also looking to allies to isolate Iraq with sanctions. while from one side of her mouth she was championing the case of women around the world, her policies were killing these same women. An interesting point with some relation to Saturn and Mars in Ashlesha was the biomass cook stoves she was seeking to install in the kitchen of the developed world as she was concerned about both the lack of affordable cooking fuel and the smoke inhalation that the poor underdeveloped women had to face.  She often tries to appear as an environmentalist and steward of the land while being heavily involved with the oil business as well as chemical and low yield nuclear weapons. By the end of this Saturn antardasha she went to Haiti after the earthquake there to ensure her man won the election. The Clinton Foundation has received heavy criticism for treating Haiti like a slave colony as well as for accepting donations from foreign countries while she was Secretary of State. Speaking of slaves, the Clintons are also involved in a program of hiring convicts as personal helpers and they are known to be very strict their servants; any small mistake will have them sent back tp prison.  Some have liked their treatment to these people as a form of indentured slavery.  Oh, and the Arab Spring protest also began in this period are are widely believed to be masterminded in a conspiracy between Clinton, Gates and Obama. And who can forget the Libyan civil war of 2011 which ended with Clinton saying: “We came, we saw, he died,” followed by her infamous cackling laugh.  The war in Syria was also just getting going in this year. By this point she seems to have become a James Bond Villain. At he very end of this period she began to campaign for gay rights saying: “Gay rights are human rights.” Western astrologers might note that she also has Pluto in Ashlesha assuring us that she is a force of revolution for the home culture.  Some others might consider that the Saturn Mars conjunction marks her as a toxic influence on the home culture and on government leadership.

Oct 2016 – Feb 2017 (Sun / Mars): Clinton’s aids who had been in charge of cleaning and deleting the files related to sending top secret e-mail from a private server all received immunity from prosecution.  This was a big controversy in the run up to the 2016 election which she lost. This would have also been the period when the fake Steele dossier against trump was being put together. A very cloak and dagger kind of time for her.  And just as it seemed this was all going to be behind her, the announcement came just before the election that there was a new investigation opening up over another set of emails that had been found.  This investigation continued until the Sun Saturn period when they announced that would not be pressing charges.

Oct 2018 – Oct 2019 (Sun / Saturn): Her immunity from prosecution over the e-mail scandal was confirmed. She was mostly campaigning against Trump calling him a threat to national security, a racist, misogynist, a white supremacist and an illegitimate president. Of course this was all going on while she had the FBI surveilling Donald Trumps election team and her democratic allies in the state department were investigating everything they could find or make up about Trump and his associates.

Oct 2022 – May 2023 (Moon / Mars): this could turn in to a war and the attack against Republicans could begin at this time. Mars typically bring her difficulties and powerful enemies. She may have to face a lawsuit and more accusations. Mars is also not very good for her health and surgical procedure might also be necessary (though this might be for her husband Bill). Jan 2023 looks like the date to remember for the fructification of these 10th house yoga’s and exchanges. It will likely be good for her, but not for anyone else.

These Mars periods never just happen on their own. The moon period that occurs before Mars typically opens the door to some shocking revelation in her career, Mars then is when she seeks to destroy her enemies by any means necessary. Which this kind of chart I do not doubt the Clinton kill list. In any case, after Mars comes Rahu who she has in her 8th house. This actually gives some similar results as Mars in Ashlesha: shady undercover work. This Rahu is also in the very elite 1st pada of Kritika anding up with an exalted Mars in her Navamsha giving her an incredibly powerful result for underground work and foreign wars.

March 2026 – Oct 2027 (Moon Saturn): I have heard speculation that Clinton might become leader in this period, but she will be 80 years old. Of course it’s not impossible, but considering that this yoga involves her 5th house, it might be more likely that her daughter enters politics or takes on a leadership position. But one thing is clear: the Saturn is deeply entrenched in politics.

Hillary Clinton health (keep in mind these are the official versions, she is very secretive about this).

Blood clots (she has been on blood thiners most of her life): 1998 (behind her right knee) & 2009 (leg) & dec 31, 2012 (behind her right ear).

1 feb 2005 she fainted due to the weakness caused by stomach issues.

June 17 2009: broken elbow. successful surgery.

Jan 2013: after the concussion she had to wear special glasses to keep her from having double vision

15 dec 2015: disclosure of more stomach problems, but this time she sustained a concussion when she fainted. Also disclosed that she had hypothyroidism and allergies. She was taking Armour Thyroid, a hormone replacement therapy.

July 21 2016: it’s speculated that she had a seizure on stage. She was diagnosed with pneumonia shortly after which it’s speculated she had been suffering with for almost a year.