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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),