(10° 00’ – 23° 20’ Taurus.) Alderbaran (Alpha-Tauri).
Ruled by the Moon.
Star of ascent. Power to grow.
Meaning: Reddish One or Growing One
Main Deity: Brahma
Main Symbols: The Ox Cart Pulled by Two Oxen, or a Fish
Secondary Symbols: Banyan Tree, Temples,
A Young Girl Approaching Sexual Maturity
The favourite wife of Chandra, the good daughter and perfect wife.
Secondary deities: The Prajapati’s; the great fathers or lineage creators of this universe. Daksha and the other great sages. Krishna has Moon & Ascendant in Rohini.
Rulership: Rules over anyone observing some vow, merchandisers, kings, wealthy persons, Yogis, cartman (drivers), cows, bulls, aquatic animals, husbandmen, mountains and men in authority.
Gotra/Clan: Sage Atri
Body parts: Shins, Calves, Ankles, Forehead
Animal: Male Serpent (cobra)
Tree – incense: Jambula – Black Plumb
Qualities of Rohini
Creative Energy: A very creative, productive nakshatra that is focused on growth using the materials at hand. The moon’s ownership of this nakshatra provides a boundary or a frame for Taurus’s creative beautifying talents. .
Sage Atri: He was a Brahma Rishi who wrote many of the hymns and mantras in the Vedas. He was famed for his power for detachment. Author of the Atri Samhita & Atri Smriti. His wife, Anusuya was known as the embodiment of chastity. To test her purity the trinity (Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva) show up at her home as sadhus and demand that she serve them without clothing. She immediately agreed to this and then had the three gods transformed into infants. She then stripped naked and fed each of the babies from her own breast. The great gods were so overwhelmed by this that they took her for their own mother and blessed her family by being born in her womb as: Soma who was an incarnation of Brahma, Dattatreya who was an incarnation of Vishnu and Durvasa, an incarnation of Shiva. In his second life he had two more children: Aryaman (nobility) and Amala (purity). Mercury was one of his notable grandsons.
Dattatreya is notable today for his connection to tantra and devotional practice through the Natha lineage of India. For Nathas, 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.
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. There is much in Rohini to suggest that they make up a large part of the SJW and “Karens” of this world.
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.
Human: Human nakshatra’s seek balance between righteousness and sin. They appreciate material pleasures but seek to use them for good. They are not saints or sinners, they are just humans doing the best they can while still occasionally letting themselves and others down. These nakshatra’s generally look out for the welfare of all, but easily succumb to the human condition of chasing after fulfilment thru material comforts.
Shudra: They are servants to the land, to the seasons, to their families. They are service orientated, they seek to please and fulfills people’s needs.
Moksha: The goal here is to accept and let go, to release, liberate oneself and others. They are most known for the swelling and growth, but at the end of the incubation period comes the release. They raise their children so they can be free, they grow the crop so that they can harvest, and they learn all the rules so that they can break them. Their attachment to comfort and luxury can bring high expenditure and great loss as well.
Dhruva – Fixed: Some of the stubbornness of the Taurus bull here, 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: Growth and development is pure rajas, but Rohini natives often experience and “off season” when the tamasic inert energy becomes strong. This is common in seasonal jobs where people expend huge amounts of energy only to sleep for a couple weeks when it’s all done.
Earth element: Grounded, stable, heavy, supportive: you can rely on Rohini.
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)
This is a very wet earthy nakshatra. Kapha attributes are: cool, oily, heavy, stable, slow, soft, gross, sticky/cloudy, smooth. The effects of planets in this nakshatra are likely to display these features. Wayne Gretzky has his moon in 5th house Rohini and his stage was the ice rink: cold, stable, cloudy, etc.
Female: This is one of the most feminine of the moon’s wives. Planets here are likely to impart female characteristics to the karakas planets placed here. Both to their natural significations as well as to those they gain by house ownership. Mars (a masculine plant) doesn’t not do well here because one seeks to compete for appreciation like the bodybuilder whose muscles are all for show. Things like steroid use can be found with Mars here and fertility can be burnt out in some way. Rohini is famous for the creative heat produced here, but they have to keep their cool. Mars in Rohini often acts too quickly.
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: planets here are likely to give their results in the east. When this asterism is placed in the easter quadrant of the chart it gains extra strength to give results.
Cobras like to live in uninhabited places near water, like abandoned gardens or garbage heaps. Males are larger than females (which is rare for snakes). Males get up to 18 feet long and weigh 44Lbs, while females have only been seen to get as large as 12 feet long. Females will build a nest for their eggs and lay about 20 – 30 eggs and then spend the next 2 months defending the nest, until the eggs hatch, and then she leaves. Only one or two survive until adulthood. The males will rub up against the female and if she is agreeable they will entwine themselves for up to several hours. Although the male does not stick around afterwards, it’s believed that he comes back to the same female every year. If there is any competition with other males it typically remains non-violent
Male snakes have two penises but only use one at a time. The second penis is only used if they meet another partner shortly after the first one since the sperm from the first one would be used up. The male will occasionally kill a female after having sex, even if they have spent weeks together in a kind of courtship. After killing her he will swallow her and throw her up. (It’s not uncommon for king cobras to eat other snakes). When king cobras feel threatened they will usually raise their bodies and spit venom (up to 6 feet) before attacking.
If the female has been fertilized by many males, she can store the sperm for up to a year and possibly even choose the sperm she wants.
This is the most auspicious star for weddings and ceremonies that signify big changes in our life, new beginnings: self improvement, spiritual practice or installing religious icons or objects. Even wearing new clothes can impart them with auspiciousness. Creative and procreative ventures can be begun here. It’s good for the beginning of any incubation period.. It’s a great day for sex if you want a baby or a relationship (especially if Jupiter happens to be aspecting this moon). Projects started or undertaken when the moon is in Rohini will remain, decisions will be final and there will be no backing out. This makes it a good day to take any kind of serious vow. Construction projects will flourish and all activities will be seen through until completion.
- Moon is moolatrikona for the last 27ºs of Taurus.
- Pushkara amsha 14º Taurus. Nourishing point. Moons transit brings auspicious and nourishing results. Good time to plan auspicious events.
- Pushkara Navamsha: 13º 20’ – 16º 40’ (Taurus Navamsha).
- Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Rohini and countries of Kosala, Madra, Kasi and Pancala as well as cartmen are troubled.
Stories & Symbols of Rohini
Many of the stories that relate with the father – daughter relationship or the perfect wife relate with Rohini.
Rohini: The favourite wife of Chandra
Chandra was married to 27 daughters of Daksha, the 27 Nakshatras, and he promised their father that he would treat them all equally. But he had a favourite, Rohini. Then one day out of his infatuation for her he decided to stay in her house and stopped visiting his other wives. This angered Daksha and he cursed Chandra with a wasting disease like tuberculosis. Chandra appealed to Lord Shiva and out of mercy Shiva allowed him wax and wane.
Brahma, the creator and father of all wanted to begin the process of creation and fell in love with his own daughter Usha (or Shatrupa or Saraswati depending on which version we’re following). He was so captivated by his daughter’s beauty that four heads sprouted to allow him to face every direction and track her every movement. When she fled to the heavens a fifth head looked upwards. She changed into a doe deer to escape him but he changed into a buck and chased her down in order to produce earthy beings. Shiva, outraged at the incest, is said to have either chopped off one of Brahma’s heads (or shot him in the thigh with an arrow from his mighty bow).
“We are what we think.All that we are arises in our thoughts and with our thought we make the world.” Dhammapada
Brahmas children are all born of the mind like ideas we get that just won’t leave us alone. His ten male children who were Prajapatis just like him did not attract his attention, but his 11th child, the daughter who takes on so many forms, captivated him like a muse and stoked his creative fires. This is what happens to an idea in our own minds when we start to get excited about carrying it into reality. This is Maya, so beautiful and so seductive, and it’s so easy to get carried away with her.
Brahman kept sprouting heads so he could keep watching her. Each head represents one of the five elements. The first four elements (earth, water, fire, air) are terrestrial elements. His fifth head represents space, spirit, heaven. All he could see was the external form and lost sight of the spiritual truth. When he begins to see So-Many-Forms (Shatarupa) in heaven, the gods get angry and their collective anger creates Rudra who severs the idea at its source. Sometimes we get so carried away with an idea that we cannot see the impending doom that’s just around the corner. Now Brahma’s four heads are continually reciting the four Vedas in penance.
There are deeper lessons in this story about attraction and desire. Our senses seek out what is beautiful and pleasant. All Brahma sees is a beautiful creature taking on so many forms. He’s inspired to create and does not see that she is already his own creation. He forgets that she is a part of him, she is but a reflection of his own creative fires, creative potential. For this he must look past the external forms and see her for who she is inside. Rohini people may feel like no one sees them for who they are inside, they just see the external form of things.
The lessons of this story reverberate through Mrigashira which takes the perspective of the young girl who changes herself into a deer. We will then see Rudra’s perspective with Ardra. There are other stories about Brahma’s pride clouding him from truly seeing others.
Pride can easily devolve into self centered conceit, arrogance, and superiority. Brahma once went to visit Shiva and completely ignored Kartikeya while coming and going so Kartikeya decided to teach him a lesson. Brahma was his teacher at the time so Kartikeya asked him if he knew the Vedas, which he did, and then asked him if he knew the meaning of “Om,” which he did not. Kartikeya asked him how he could know the Vedas if he did not know the meaning of “Om.” Some say that he put Brahma in prison for his pride.
Another time when Brahma was in the ecstatic of meditation the beautiful Apsara, Mohini, came along and wanted to marry him. He was furious with her for taking him out of meditation. He was rude to her and sent her away, but she did not go away without uttering a curse that he would not be worshiped by anyone because of his pride. When he went to Vishnu to complain about the curse he say so many other creators who looked just like him only with more and more heads. He only had four and some of the other Brahmas had hundreds. Vishnu had to explain to his that although he was the creator of his own universe, there were many universes in this world.
“Within each head lies an entire universe, and there are a lot of heads in this universe.” Unknown
Brahma doesn’t care what he creates, he can’t see anyone else but himself. He is blinded by his own desire to create, he doesn’t think of good and evil. But creation is as much of a responsibility as it is a form of power. Once when he lied to Shiva about finding the end to his great jyoti lingam, Shiva chopped off one of his heads and restricted his worship to a single temple in Pushkar. When Shiva chops off heads he takes on his fierce Bhairava and consequently must complete a gruelling penance for the sin of killing a Brahmin. Brahma’s head was attached to Bhairava’s hand and he spent 12 years walking the four corners of India as a naga baba before coming back to Varanasi where his past sins were washed away.
It should be noted that in the Shiva Purana, Lord Bhairava is afflicted with Brahmahatya dosha in his astrology chart. This is typically a curse of Brahmins from your past life that will cause you to suffer in this life. Even lord Rama’s ancestry has to suffer the effects of this curse for killing Ravana who was a brahmin and devotee of Lord Shiva. The most common manifestation in the chart is when Jupiter is in close conjunction or mutual aspect with Jupiter. The remedies are to worship Lord Shiva through a fire ceremony or Abhishek & feed Brahmins; also one must be good to cows.
Of interest to my Kashmiri Shaiva friends is the story of Brahma merging with his mind-born daughter Vac in order to create living beings. Vac is sound or word and it connects this nakshatra to Pratyabhijna philosophy, the power of the syllables, the mothers, Matrika, Malini, and Saraswati. From this perspective creation begins when a vowel (a mother) and a consonant (a father) come together. (this is sometimes described the other way). The mass of these syllabic combinations makes up the chaotic shabdarashi (mass of sound). From this are selected the most desirable ones to form words and thoughts and from here all creation begins. From this perspective vibration is the basis of energy. Astrology can be seen from this kind of energetic perspective with each planet in the chart representing a crossing point of all the energies like chakra
There is a distinct sensitivity to sound that is good for music and dance, but also for creating an atmosphere.
Prajapati: Lord & Protector of Creation
Prajapati represents a category of gods that point to the heat or desire of the mind to create something. Prajna means creative and procreative powers. Pati means lord. The “Lord of procreation.” Even Shiva is considered a Prajapati since he is head of his own lineage of ghosts and devils and these sorts of things. Lists of 7, 10, 16 or 21 prajapatis are common. Prajapati is the spiritual teacher that is inside each of us; the wandering eternal soul, our procreative sexual powers, and knower of the individual soul.
The original prajapati was born from a golden egg in the primeval sea. “His sound became the sky, the earth, the seasons. His inhalation created the Devas, fire and light; his exhale created the Asuras and darkness. Then, by combining with the goddess of language (Vac), he made all of space and time. He endows all his children with sexual desire so they will reproduce, and with anger so they cannot challenge the gods.
Brahma came from a lotus that grew out of Vishnu’s belly button while he was reclining on a five headed snake while they floated upon the depths of Shiva’s abyss. From Brahma came the 10 Great Sages, and one daughter, including Marichi and Daksha. Marichi’s son Kashyap (the father of all living beings) married 13 daughters of Daksha. Kashyap and his wife Aditi had numerous children, but their child Vishvan had two important children: Manu (the first man) & Yama (the first mortal; the first to die). Manu had 10 sons and from them came the human species.
A few characters of mythology carry this name: the 8th Aditya, a Rishi, a Gandharva, and the guardian of the month of Krittika. Parjanya & Prithvi are sometimes called the mother and father of all beings. He is the lord of rain who fertilises the germination of seeds. A rain bull controlled by Indra: thunder is his roar, lightening his strike. Also considered the udder of the rain cow; the rain being compared to mothers milk.
“Lift up the mighty vessel, pour down water and let the liberated streams rush forward. Saturate both the earth and the heavens with fatness and let the drink be abundant for the cows.” (a prayer to Parjanya)
Daksha was born from the thumb of Brahma. His name means “the able one,” “the dexterous one,” “the honest one.” He’s the father of Sati, Shiva’s first wife, and he’s most famous for his disdain for Shiva. This makes him a strong symbol of order in the face of chaos. But his ultimate downfall reminds us that we cannot organise chaos out of the system of life. Which is ultimately why we have to protect the weak by giving them certain rights and privileges. For example, nobody complains about women’s carriages on Indian trains. We have to honour the great unknown. It was during Daksha’s Yagna (worship) that Sati immolated herself and subsequently ended up scattered across India as the 51 Shakti Peeths.
It’s said that Daksha first tried to populate the world with his mind, but that wasn’t effective for increasing the physical numbers. So we started putting masculine and feminine pairs together in his Yagya. This may also relate to the atomic theory of putting positive and negative ions together. but that’s a study for another day. I tend to see the planetary owners Venus and Moon as the sperm and the egg. Which brings us back to the beginning when Brahma was born from the golden egg.
It’s said that Krishna had both his Moon and Ascendant in Rohini. Rohini people often like the song and dance and sensuality of the Hare Krishna path. (Note that there are numerous charts for Krishna but they all have three placements in common: Moon & ascendant in Rohini and the Sun in Leo.) He was known as the ideal lover as well as the ideal diplomat. It’s also been suggested that the Mahabharata war started because of him. This makes me wonder if perhaps Helen of Troy also had some strong Rohini placements.
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.
I believe this relates to the “daughter” energy of young girls as well as their procreative and incubative potential. Rohini reminds us that the naturally passive and agreeable nature of young girls is why we offer them privileges and protection. Like all children in some form or another, we seek to protect them from their own naivety. The combination of Moon and Venus energy can be very seductive and tempting, and since they are practically defenceless they are easy prey for those who do not have control over their desires. They are not completely defenceless though: beauty and innocence are a form of defence in themselves since people generally don’t like to harm beautiful people or things that pose no threat to anyone. Such no threatening traits also inspire others to stand in their defence.
I have heard from many women over the years that they can sometimes be scared to say no to a man. There seems to be this subconscious fear of violence from men which is really just a reflection of their own defencelessness. How do they deal with this? They become agreeable. They say “yes” even when they want to say “no.” It’s completely irrational and many women are aware of this. This is very much a Rohini trait. And this is also why traditional societies put so much effort into protecting young girls and women. Modern woman call it repression and complain about sexual assault, harassment and date rape. Traditional women complain about their mother in law. Rohini is the most valuable and vulnerable jewel in the community: Take care of it!
It can also be noted that between the ages of 10 – 12 young girls go through a remarkable growth spurt that usually sees them towering over boys. I suspect this might also be one of nature’s defence mechanisms that help keep them safe through some of their tenderest years as they change from little girls to young women. Their height grows very quickly and fat deposits usually begin to form in their hips and breasts a couple years before menstruation begins. (see the stories of Brahma and Prajapati)
Just “reddish” not quite red; the colour of a blushing young girl’s cheeks. Embarrassment or passion are two of the main reasons for this, but we will explore some medical topics in the section on health that may be related with Rohini.
Swelling, growing relating with fertility, agriculture, pregnancy, water build up, high tide, balloons. Anything that swells like excitement, suspense. Natural disasters like volcanoes and tsunamis have occurred when the moon is passing thru Rohini. All this talk about stock market bubbles and housing bubbles is all related to Rohini.
A Christian symbol. It’s actually a symbol for a Greek Acronym: “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Our Saviour.” When this is written in Greek, the first letter of each word makes up the Greek word for fish, so many temples just put a simple fish symbol. It also acted as a symbol to show those who had been baptised in water and thus re-born into the life of Christ. It’s often a symbol of faith since Christ was able to feed thousands of people with just a few fish.
The shape of a fish in the lines of your hand at the bottom of your life line is auspicious for wealth and spirituality, but it brings fear or water and gives a person the sniffles.
Fertility and abundance due to the number of eggs they lay and their similarities with the sperm. They are also practically defenceless and also silent creatures.
Ox cart pulled by two oxen:
This was all they had to move large loads. They are still used by farmers in India and many other parts of the world to haul their crops.
Shins, calves, ankles, forehead.
Rahu in Rohini can bring some kind of disfigurement or unusual mark to the shins, calves, ankles, or forehead. Mars can give scars to those parts of the body and Saturn can bring stiffness. Mercury will leave marks and moles.
Kapha Problems: Rohini people can have a sensitive constitution despite being Kapha. They have a low thresh-hold for pain and typical kapha complaints relating to sinusitis, congestion, water retention, oedema or other watery problems relating with kidney and bladder are all common with Rohini natives. Hormone imbalance, emotion issues, and conditions relating to what we call women’s health are all common. Men with Rohini placement might find that they have to indirectly deal with a lot of women’s problems.
Oily skin and acne is a common occurrence with the moon here, especially in their developmental phase. Saturn or Ketu here can bring paralysis or hearing problems.
Dietary health problems related to comfort eating, overeating and the resulting obesity are common. For obesity, check the fullness of the Moon and the heft of Jupiter.
Swelling: Rohini deals with all kinds of problems related to swelling. Swelling of any part of the body depending on placement. The tropical swelling of the limbs, swelling of the brain, of the blood vessels, of the pregnant belly, of the penis. Also the swelling of the breath.
Breathing problems are also common for Rohini. Congestion of the lungs, wheezing,
Addiction: Many of their health problems may be due to over-indulgence or addiction to comfort and pleasure. Food, drugs, Pharma, sex, alcohol and smoking addictions each come with their own problems, but the addictive tendencies of Rohini is usually the underlaying cause.
Hormonal Issues: Oestrogen is strongly represented in Rohini. In both men and women oestrogen and testosterone work together to create a hormonal balance; if one goes up, the other goes down.
Oestrogen is responsible for the female sexual development between the ages of 8 – 14 and for the continued health of the reproductive organs and the monthly menstrual cycle. The fall in oestrogen levels after menopause is related to osteoporosis. Risk of heart disease increases since oestrogen helps control cholesterol and reduces inflammation. Mood is also affected. When oestrogen levels decrease so does serotonin production which contributes to depression in both sexes and postpartum in women.
Monthly oestrogen levels. Note the temperature rise for the incubation period.
High oestrogen increases the risk of hormonal cancers, auto-immune disease. yeast infection, Hashimoto disease & thyroid dysfunction.
In men, high oestrogen is related to low testosterone, weight gain and type 2 diabetes, man boobs, erectile dysfunction, urinary tract problems, decreased libido, depression and/or exhaustion. Thickening of the arteries and the chance of strokes, blood clots or heart attacks is increased.
Stars of Rohini
Aldebaran is the brightest star in Taurus and is positioned as the red eye of the bull in the ‘V’ shaped face of the bull known as Hyades. A winter star that rises after the pleiades, it was known as one of the stars that marked the seasons (back when Taurus was the sign of the spring equinox). They accounted for the beginning of the rainy season in many parts of the world. The others were Regulus in Leo, Antares in Scorpio, and Fomalhaut in Pisces. It lies along the ecliptic where the Sun and Moon often cover it.
Hyades were the water nymphs who brought rain, considered to be sisters of the Pleiades who also brought rain. When one of their sisters was killed in a hunting accident, the others wept so sincerely that they were honoured with a place of significance in the night sky.
Tree of Rohini
Jambu Tree: Jambula, Black plum, Syzygium Cumini
An evergreen that grows up to 30m tall and can live for more than 100 years. It grows rapidly and is often considered an invasive species, especially on small islands. The wood can easily be made water resistant which makes it valuable for building homes (door and window frames), making tools for the farm, wheels for the bullock carts and furniture. It’s considered too hard for common use. Villagers like to make durable furniture from it. It’s a beautiful tree with dense foliage which provides good shade. Flowers bloom in March / April and provide a nIce fragrance. Fruit (rather large berries) are ready in May / June and are eaten mostly by small animals, mammals and birds. Most of the fruit goes from green to blood red. But there is a variety which produces white fruit. The fruit is sweet, mildly sour, astringent and eating it leaves the tongue red. Leaves smell like turpentine and provide good nutrition for livestock.
Humans typically eat the fruit raw or make it into jams. Raw fruit is 83% water, 16% carbs, 1% protein, hardly any fat, about 60 calories, some vitamin C and almost no other nutrient source. It’s very good for diabetics. The leaves are used to decorate the marriage tent. Krishna is said to have had a symbol of jambu fruit on his right foot.
Some say the sandal wood tree or indian fig also have some relation with Rohini.
Sensitive and parental nakshatra. She is the muse who stokes our creative fires. From the Rohini perspective Brahma is any new thing that rises from within us after some incubation period.
Rohini is the good daughter who becomes the perfect wife: fair skinned like Gauri, attractive, beautiful, fertile, passionate, and sexual. (But also like any new development it should serve us.) The Reddish One can often be found in pink collar jobs typically reserved for women: nursing, teaching, social services, personal care and service attendant, entertainment, fashion, beauty, wellness. She is the archetypical beautiful woman who needs attention; she needs to feel appreciated for her gentle caring beautiful nature. And if they are not getting the attention they feel they deserve, they will find it elsewhere. Rohini women are typically beautiful with large breasts and wide hips, but both sexes usually have desirable features, a seductive voice, emotional speech, and beautiful eyes.
There can be some tension in Rohini between freedom and boundaries just as a young girl seeks greater freedom from the protective boundaries of her father or family. Unless they feel protected they might not go too far from home. Being the favourite of the moon, Rohini natives are often privileged in some way. They are a special breed who are afforded allowances that the rest of us don’t get. This can be the privilege of the rich and famous, it can be diplomatic privilege, a privilege of who you know, Rohini’s typically know who to use any kind of privilege to their advantage. They can also be good at making others feel as though they are privileged as well. And of course they typically have some kind of special privileges to offer.
Rohini is also a very creative nakshatra, but compared to Krittika it’s a more reflective creativity. Instead of creating something new and unique, Rohini is more reflective of the collective consciousness. They reflect what is going on around them. They are the proper conditions needed for growth and development. They can be very grounded people; free to move around, but only within certain boundaries. They typically stay within the box. This can make them come off as a bit rigid when you come up against their boundaries. They may also have to deal with issues of emotional attachment, not only in relationships but to certain comforts and luxuries. They don’t like to leave their comfort zones. This also comes up in a variety of ways where people have their zones they have to cover. This can relate with a variety of look-out jobs, watchmen, travelling salesmen, product reps, or servers who divide up a space with each of them taking care of their zone; their area.
Children are strong themes with this Nakshatra. A mix of legitimate and illegitimate children seems to be normal with people who have this nakshatra. Generally more girls than boys, but many of the charts I’ve seen have at least one male child. The wife of a male who has this position is often a homemaker and women with this are often themselves taking care of home and children. Other caretaking duties are possible as well with this placement: high end houses-sitters, building and landscapers, agriculturists.
Herbal medicines and other food stores are strongly represented here. As agriculturalists, Rohini are not usually the unskilled help, but rather the ones who know how to use, mix and preserve the bounty of the land and forests. They are usually skilled in food preparation or preservation, growing crops and raising animals, bartending, making natural soaps and a variety of such crafts. Martha Stewart’s 3rd and 6th lord Jupiter Rohini’s 8th house transformed the modern kitchen and kept her hands busy on national television.
They may also have an interest in following the natural rhythm of the seasons. They may also have an interest in farmer’s almanac type astrology offered by Tropical astrology to track seasonal changes. This can relate with all kinds of seasonal occupations: fishing season, hunting season, construction season, television seasons, sports season, agriculture… everything that only happens when the season is right.
The herbal medicines aspect of this nakshatra is where they often get into trouble. Comfort and luxury, pleasant feelings are necessary with this placement. This can lead to self medication via numerous feel good drugs or pain killers. Addiction problems are not uncommon. And for some Rohini’s people their insistence on drawing attention to themselves can become cheap and sexually self-deprecating.
Rohini natives can play numerous roles with children, aiding in their growth and development of skills, fostering their natural abilities. Rohini people are not usually agents of change (though other placements in a person’s chart can bring this out), they grow and develop what is at hand whether they are a coach or a land developer. They are like Kamadenu, the wish-fulfilling cow, they can nurture and develop anything to bring prosperity.
The materialistic side of this nakshatra makes people good with handling money and working in banks or commercial fields, making deals, sales, and advertising. Again it’s all about growth of one’s portfolio, storing valuables, seeding the market, investing.
Pride & vanity are the dangers of growth and development; as we get better, we get cockier and more prone to mistakes. And as much as Bharani talks about responsibilities, here in Rohini we find our rights. Any of the emotions that swell and then burst can be felt with Rohini placements: sadness, excitement, shyness, pride, vanity. And what happens when pride or vanity burst? One goes away with their head hung in shame and they find a quiet place to lick their wounds. But any excuse for a luxury resort near water will usually do. There can also be a lot of jealousy surrounding Rohini people though they can be oblivious to it.
Planetary Rulers of Rohini
Emotional response, protective, follows natural rhythms. Caretaking of land, buildings, homes, people, children, one’s own self. Defence, boundaries walls, mothers, teachers, parents, folk culture, grass roots, habits, routine, the natural tides of the body, the rhythm of the seasons, the growing cycle of plants. The position of the Moon will greatly affect the function of this nakshatra. mind, emotions,
Practical, dependable, stable, creative, sensual beauty, indulgence, the senses, the face, hair, eyes, mouth. Stored values, family values, stored karma, material wealth and storage containers. Diet, food storage, banking and wealth, verbal expression, voice, languages, history, DNA, memory. The house that Taurus is in and position of Venus will also affect Rohini Nakshatra.
Taurus + Moon:
Practical, dependable, beautiful mother figures and caretakers, Pleasure & comfort, pleasure of being protected. Strong stable family with an abundance (with full moon) of culture: music, dance and the arts. Diet wealth and savings can wax and wane. Dependable rhythms, desirable voice.
Comfort, protection and sensual pleasure all come into play with Rohini. It’s that part of Taurus where the most sensitive and desirable valuables are kept. This is where we strike a balance between over-protection which can smother growth and under-protection will destroy the value. There can also be some friction between the desire for enjoyment and the need for comfort.
Planets of Rohini
Moon: Emotional response, protective, follows natural rhythms. Caretaking of land, buildings, homes, people, children, one’s own self. Defence, boundaries walls, mothers, teachers, parents, folk culture, grass roots, habits, routine, the natural tides of the body, the rhythm of the seasons, the growing cycle of plants. The position of the Moon will greatly affect the function of this nakshatra. mind, emotions,
Taurus: Practical, dependable, stable, creative, sensual beauty, indulgence, the senses, the face, hair, eyes, mouth. Stored values, family values, stored karma, material wealth and storage containers. Diet, food storage, banking and wealth, verbal expression, voice, languages, history, DNA, memory. The house that Taurus is in and position of Venus will also affect Rohini Nakshatra.
Taurus + Moon: Practical, dependable, beautiful mother figures and caretakers, Pleasure & comfort, pleasure of being protected. Strong stable family with an abundance (with full moon) of culture: music, dance and the arts. Diet wealth and savings can wax and wane. Dependable rhythms, desirable voice.
Comfort, protection and sensual pleasure all come into play with Rohini. It’s that part of Taurus where the most sensitive and desirable valuables are kept. This is where we strike a balance between over-protection which can smother growth and under-protection will destroy the value. There can also be some friction between the desire for enjoyment and the need for comfort.
Planets in Rohini
Ascendant in Rohini
Salman Rushdie (1), Edward Snowden (1), Richard Rogers (1), Charlie Sheen (1), Priyanka Chopra (1), Robert J. Parks (1), Dharmendra Shukleshwar (2), Matt Cameron (2), Kamala Harris (2), Sheldon Adelson (casino resorts and political philanthropy (2)), Earthquake/Tsunami Philippines 1976 (2), Louis Sullivan (2), Afghanistan (3), Liz Voth (3), Lady Gaga (3), Virginia Woolfe (3), David Eggers (3), Meryl Streep (3), Jennifer Lopez (3), Ghislaine Maxwell (3), Matthew McConaughey (3), Georgia O’Keeffe (3), Gert-Heinrich Wollheim (3), Carvello Creighton (3),Mick Jagger (4), Osho (4), Bonnie Franklin (4), Susan Miller (4), Lupe Valez (4), Vatsraj Jha (4), Michelle Pfeiffer (4), Rick Levine (4), Sheldon Anderson (), Miles Davis (), Jessica Gallagher (), Rose McGowan (), Susam Miller (), New Orleans (), EarthQuake Tsunami Phillipines 1976 (), Ella Bleu Travolta (),Christine Bictoria ()
[Many charts have not been confirmed so ascendant and even moon nakshatras may not be correct. There may be inconsistencies regarding the house placement of the planets as well. Use your own judgement. A healthy dose of scepticism should be applied to astrological data generally.]
Sun can give good results in Rohini: he gives elite privilege and a voice of authority, though there can be a lack of tact or diplomacy and some abuse of power & privilege. Sun and Mars give the best results when they have to earn their place; when life is based on merit. People with Mars or Sun in Rohini can be a little soft because their privileged position of authority or command didn’t offer the competition necessary to be deserving. This can make them a bit defensive, and cause their egos to rise up in their defence. But they do typically express themselves in a caring way; even if they can be a little cruel. They can, however, work well with elite members of society dealing with stored goods, wealth, asset management. They are good caretakers of the land, home and children. Sovereign growth funds come to mind.
Bepin Behari: Sun in Taurus suggests that “the powerful voice indicating fruitlessness of sensual involvements will much impress upon the Moon chart, and if the moon chart is not well attuned to this message, the individual will have too be prepared for some stress and strain.”
Argentina (1), Jeremy Corbyn (1), Jules Dumont d’Urville (1), Bennett Cerf (1), Bob Dylan (1), Miles Davis (1), Camillo Wiethe (1), Molly Sims (1), Anne Heche (1), Pricilla Presley (1)
John F. Kennedy (2), Eddie Gallagher (Navy SEAL (2)), Rob Ford (2), Hugh Dillan (2), Wild Bill Hickok (2), Melissa Ethridge (2), Rudy Giuliani (2),
Guatemala Volcano 2018 (3), Peter the Great of Russia (3), Mikhail Bakunin (3), Allen Ginsberg (3), Morgan Freeman (3), Russel Brand (3), Clint Eastwood (3), Chris Griscom (3), Shaun Lethbridge (3), Andy Griffith (3), Angelina Jolie (3), Marilyn Monroe (3),
Marquis de Sade (4), Pence (4), Alexei Navalny (4), Thomas Spence (4), King Qin Shi Huang (4), Gaddafi (4), Erik Prince (4), Ruth Benedict (4), Brenda Dionne (), Bear Grylls (4), Dave Navarro (4), Prince Joachim of Denmark (4),
Moon in Rohini
Moon is exalted in Rohini and in the 2nd pada it’s also Vargottama. If the Sun happens to be in Scorpio then we find one of the most powerful moon’s of Vedic Astrology. Sanskrit word vac has to this nakshatra. (See the section on Brahma above for more about vac.) The conjunction of Mars will make them very powerful and Jupiter in an angle will bring much humanism their life.
They are usually wealthy or at least comfortable. They will be into fashion, luxury, comfort and wealth. They typically have some gravity to attract others to them and like to have a sense that things are growing and getting bigger. This could be a project, a movement, an audience, business, a bank account, a family. They are strong family people. Women with this placement make good housewives caring for the growing family and expanding household. Meal times might provide the main structure for their lives: shopping and cooking and taking. They will always take time to make sure their home is comfortable. They are typically emotionally expansive and inclusive. They might find themselves caring for half the kids in the neighbourhood, adoption, either officially or unofficially, is common. They are usually strong family people, the men will be strongly focused on resource acquisition and growing the bank account.
The classics say that Rohini rules over anyone observing some vow, merchandisers, kings, wealthy persons, yogis, cart-men (drivers), cows, bulls, aquatic animals, husband-men, mountains and men in authority. It’s said one will be lean and have plenty of hair on the upper portion of the body, will lead a flock, have marks on their back, face, and sides. They will have a charming appearance, firm disposition, affable speech with a sweet tongue and a pure, steady mind. They will be wealthy, enlightened, honourable and learned, but will be addicted to married women, drink liquor, take full enjoyment and have knowledge of the weak points of others They will cheat others, and bring bad luck to their mother. When Saturn afflicts Rohini countries of Kosala, Madra, Kasi and Pancala as well as cart-men are troubled.
Bepin Behari says that when the Moon is in Taurus “the individual becomes extremely receptive to others; he wants to remain in whatever situation he is placed. He is always careful about the feelings and reactions of others which accentuates the sensitivity.”
We can easily imagine the kinds of privileges that might be given to the planets placed here. Moon & Venus do best with privilege. Think of the privileges we give to mother figures and young girls. They are the most protected groups of society. Many people feel this is paternalistic and needs to end, but others say that the breakdown of the family unit and the vilification of father figures and the protective instinct puts women and children and the least aggressive people at risk. Moon & Venus conjunct here makes a very pampered princess. Ghee (Moon) and honey (Venus) are two of the healthiest foods we can eat, but the Vedic tradition teaches us that they can be toxic when mixed together in equal parts. Moon and Venus are lovely when they are apart, but together they can be too much of a good thing.
Celebrities with Moon in Rohini
Tsunami 2004 (1), Barack Obama (1), Pope John Paul II (“The Warrior Pope” (1)), Edmond Speyer (1), Robert William Johnstone (1), Le Corbusier (1), Ken Kesay (1), Jamie Sale (1), Margaret Mitchelll (1), Machine Gun Kelly (1), Jack Anderson (1), Howie Mandel (1), Bonnie Franklin (1), Rue McClanahan (1), Rosanna Barr (1),
Johannes Kepler (2), Rutherford Hayes (2), Alejandro Jodorowsky (2), Shakespeare (2), Tina Turner (2), Jet Li (2), John Goodman (2), Buster Keaton (2), Jeff Bridges (2), Tegan/Sara Quin (2),
Invasion of Grenada (3), Benito Mussolini (3), Franco (3), Davy Crocket (3), Ibram X Kendi (3), William Burroughs (3), Wayne Gretzky (3), GG Allin (3 Alfredo Ferrari (3),), David Usher (3), Buddy Holly (3), Nathaniel Hawthorn (3), Alicia Machado (3), Gwyneth Paltrow (3), Priyanka Chopra (3),
Peaches Geldof (4), Sigmund Freud (4), Karl Benz (4), Bobby Hull (4), Vitali Klitschko (4), Larry Elder (4), Nancy Spungen (4), Bridgitte Bardot (4), Jerome Deschamps (4), David Gilbert (4), Ursula Le Guin (4), Alyssa Milano (4), Lisa Edelstein (4), Hunter Schafer (4),
Mars in Rohini
Mars or sun placed here bring a smouldering heat (passion) that can swell and burst. It’s the infamous anger of the bull. It can cause infections that can swell and burst. Injuries that are swollen and inflamed. For men there can be premature ejaculation, impotence, or infertility can be there for both genders. This does not disqualify children in a chart as it may be periodic or overcome allowing for some periods of fertility depending on the rest of the chart.
Mars is not comfortable here, he offers only the kinds of privileges we offer our competitors and those given to athletes and warriors. Mars will get what he can take or manipulate out of others. It’s likely that they have an increase of stress hormones: cortisol, glucagon, prolactin. And the sex hormones: oestrogen, testosterone, progesterone. They can be extremely active, highly stressed, lovers of sensual beauty: dance and music. They may have little control of their senses. Many people with a particular sensitivity for music have this placement; there even seems to be a spiritual component to the music of this Mars: music therapists, Shakti dancers, ecstatic dancers, singing bowls, bhajan, kirtan. They like to feel the swelling of energy and power as it rises in the way a kirtan builds up speed driving up the energy of the circle. Much of their movement occurs in a bound area, somewhat high intensity, and sexualised (especially if Venus is a part of it). Many modern yogis and sexy tantric have this Mars; they can be very active in sensual indulgence. Jealousy, passion, anger will all be high for them.
David Duchovny (1), Joshua San Marcos (1), Ronnie Gale Dreyer (1), Tony Blair (1), Marcus Aurelius (1), Joe Frazier (1), John Wayne Gacy (1), O.J. Simpson (1), Yusef Estes (1), Dennis Hopper (1),, Melania Trump (1), Emma Bru (1), Bonnie Franklin (1),, Lila Daigy (1), Ruth Benedict (1),
Meryl Streep (2), Uma Thurman (2), Hiroshima (2), Roy Rogers (2), Roger Waters (2), Keith Richards (2), Richard Wagner (2),
Jim Morrison (3), Steve Forbes (3), Jaroslav Halak (3), Clive Wearing (musicologist lost his memory (3)), Regino Urruh (3), Cecil John Rhodes (3), Subhas Chandra Bose (3), Evanait Italy (3),Karla Homolka (3), Camillo Wiethe (3), Argentina (3), Frederich Hegel (3),
Pattabhi Jois (4), Al Pacino (4), Wyatt Earp (4), Jean Jacques Rousseau (4),Sanjay Mahindru (4), Steve Martin (4), Benito Mussolini (4), Barron Trump (4), Neil Armstrong (4), Friedrich Bayer (4), Richard Rogers (4), Courtney Love (4), Brittney Dahl (4), reaty of Lancaster 1744, (4),
Mercury in Rohini
Mercury in Rohini gets special privileges in the library and those allowances afforded to students, media, adolescents, teams and technicians. There is some chance of home schooling. Artistic license, appreciation for their work and for the value of their work. They are likely to have an appreciation for their privileges and those who protect them. Messaging to save people, rescue them, second wind, uprising, chaos headless pointless words, signals, false flags. Duality is strong here. These natives are usually loved and hated without much space in between.
Karl Marx (1), Jeffery Dahmer (1), Che Guevara? (1), Prince (1), Erik Prince (1), William Butler Yeats (1), Katie Bouman (1), Barbara Bush (1),
Maxmillian Robespierre (2), William of Cambridge (2), Anne Heche (2), Frank Evers Beddard (2), Homer Simpson (2), Marilyn Monroe (2), Guatemala Volcano 2018 (2), Earthquake 1960 (most powerful ever(2)), Narayan B. (2),Jacob W. (2), Leon Gaumont (early motion pictures, industrialist (2)), Sugar Ray Leonard (2), Kris Kristofferson (2), Stanislawa Leszczynska (2), Bob Saget (2), Zameen (2), Andy Griffith (2), Rob Ford (2), Eddie Gallagher?? (Navy SEAL (2)),
Tucker Carlson (3), George Orwell (3), Edward Snowden (3), Allen Ginsberg (3), Mick Foley (3), Meryl Streep (3), Cate Blanchett (3), Patsy Willard (3), Lorene (3), Israel Independence (3), King Qin Shi Huang (3), Molly Sims (3),
Dante Alighieri (4), Arun Pati Ganv (4), Jordan Peterson (4), George Michael (4), Korean War (4), Dennis Hopper (4), Srikanth (4), Ho Chi Minh (4),
Jupiter in Rohini
Jupiter gives mixed results here. Jupiter is afforded the allowances of dreamers, travellers, professors, priests, children and the global elite. From a material perspective Jupiter does very well in Rohini. This can be a very productive, expansive, fertile placement; but one’s wisdom may be shallow as one is often preaching to the choir, to children, agreeable caregivers. They are broad humanists raised with spiritual values, abundance, and few worries in life. They have faith in the word, the family, their saving. From a classical perspective we could say they will know good crops, possess large herds, and enjoy an abundance of the best cream. This is a very good position for children and their joy.
Jupiter is a planet we need to pay more attention to in regards to Rohini. Jupiter is integral for growth and development. In the same way that Saturn is the natural karaka for Bharani, Jupiter is clearly the natural karaka for Rohini. Jupiter can do harm to the sensual Venusian side of this nakshatra from overabundance. Diabetes and other problems due to excess can occur with Jupiter here. This can also be hormonal, especially when paired with another planet: Moon-Jupiter can bring problems of obesity related either to comfort eating or hormonal excess. Jupiter-Sun here can cause calcification and tumour growth. Jupiter-Mars is where I would expect to see the body builder type
Rumi? (1), Jamie Sale (1), Trent Reznor (1), Albert Fish (1), Nikita Khrushchev (1), Carol Hemingway (1), Candace Owens (2), Betty Ford (2), Indira Gandhi (2), Oscar Romeo (2), Samuel Beckett (2), Dante Alighieri (2), Sam Walton (Walmart (2)), Henry Ford II (3), Buzz Aldrin (2), Rutherford Hayes (2), Thomas Edison (2), Bill Ash (2), Frank Evers Beddard (2), Alexander Graham Bell (2), Stephen Hawking (3), Arthur Schlesinger Jr (3), George Floyd (3), Mick Foley (3), Spike Milligan (3), , Muhammed Ali (3), Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo (3), Elizabeth Hurley (3), Katie Bouman (3),Bernardine Dohrn Ayer (3), Teresa D’Avila (4), Lana Wachowski (4), Christie Brinkley (4), Margaux Hemingway (4), Brittany Dahl (4), Martha Stewart (4), Ursula Le Guin (4), Joslin W.(4), John Wayne Gacy (4), John Travolta (4), Howard Schultz (Starbucks (4)), Black Thursday Stock Crash 1929 (4), Richard Feynman (4), Anton Lavey (4),
Venus in Rohini
Spectacles, spectacular, They typically get the privileges we give to artists and entertainers. Venus gives those privileges we offer to beautiful people, artists, entertainers, lovers, gentle agreeable people. They to watch things grow. Young women in ones life can be too agreeable, beautiful, tempting. They love the beauty of a girl approaching sexual maturity, the blush, the pink; but they can also appreciate spring when the plants are just coming to bud. That period of growth when the feeling of life is fresh and pure. For some of the fighters it might also be that swelling of the crowd and excitement just before the big bout. But few should also distinguish this swelling and growth from the charging of the atmosphere that is going on in Vishakha at the other end of the zodiac. Of course when these two opposing forces work together we get some kind of magic; we see that there is more than the parts. Men will usually have a young beautiful wife who everyone lusts after. Women will be youthful, fresh and fertile. All the sisterly figures will be the same.
This can be good for luxury settings and spa life. There may be something conventional about the beauty of this placement; not that there’s anything wrong with that. These girls that Connor McGreggor and Mike Tyson have by their side are gorgeous with their swelling breasts busting from their bikini; nobody can argue against that; but this sexualization of the Venus needs some Mars or Rahu. Without affliction this can be a very pure, pale beauty in the white dress, fresh and full of life, bursting with childlike joy. Since Rohini rules over shins, ankles and forehead, they might like to wear hats and head pieces as well as an affinity for nice socks and anklets.
There is, of course, a dark side to all of this agreeableness. The good daughter, the smiling and naive little girl who always does as she’s told can easily be taken advantage of by the likes of Bill Cosby.
And even I would be an agreeable little bitch if Mike Tyson (with Venus Mars Rahu conjunction) was telling me what to do. A bit of Rahu influence can easily bring an infatuation with young girls that can cause controversy. Women with malefic influences on Venus Rohini will also hate to get old and they may have been the overly agreeable little girl learning about the so called privileges of show business. We also need to keep in mind that it takes more than just the blemish in Venus for someone to take illegal and immoral paths like Tyson or Cosby. The purity of our soul is mostly established by the purity of the Sun. And a strong but afflicted Mars is needed to give courage, activity and perhaps confusion needed to cross these boundaries. A weak Jupiter to deteriorate their humanity. In Mike Tyson’s case Venus is heavily afflicted by Mars, Rahu and Saturn. His Jupiter does not do well Mercuries house since Mercury can rationalise anything, and in Ardra he will only learn about the law of the jungle.
King Henry VIII had Venus in Rohini in conjunction with Ketu: six wives. The first was his brother’s widowed wife, Catherine of Aragon, who bore no sons; only the future Queen Bloody Mary managed to survive this union; as well as the schism in the church over the divorce. He was excommunicated by the Pope and made himself head of the Church of England. He certainly was not one to keep an agreement. This was all for a love that knew no bounds (Venus Ketu) for Anne Boleyn. It was for her he sought the world changing divorce He chased her for 13 years before he was able to marry her. Apparently she had no interest in being a mistress, so there was no “extra-pleasure” in all that time. From her was born the future Queen Elizabeth I. Still-births and infant mortality were high in those days. In modern times abortion is perhaps natures way of keeping the population in balance through science which has relieved us from high numbers of still births and sudden infant death syndrome; but also allows and compiles us to eliminate children pre-birth. In any case, King Henry literally had her beheaded: we might note that there is less than 1 degree separating Venus & the headless Ketu. Whether he did it because she complained of the mistress he took after she could not give him a son, or if the crashing of a great love brought out great vengeance, we will never know.
His 3rd wife, Jane Seymour, finally gave him a son, Edward VI, but Jane died from complications of child-birth a few weeks later; and the Edward died at age 17. He had been crowned King of Ireland at age 9. A couple years after Jane died he married “the ugly wife.” It was all just an awkward misunderstanding. She looked nothing like her portrait, but there was an agreement between Kings so he had to go through with the wedding. Six months later he convinced her to take a divorce and a comfortable settlement in the country. She must have been pretty ugly that he did not even want her around. Then when he was in his 50’s he married 18 year old Catherine Howard who was an absolute delight to the King; his “rose without a thorn.” He was old and fat and couldn’t even walk anymore. Two years later he had her executed for having an affair. He’s last wife, Catherine Parr, was about 30 years old when they married; she was smart, direct, and convinced the King to restore his daughters Mary and Elizabeth to the order of succession so he would at least have an heir, rather than none. Henry died 4 years after their marriage.
For the most part, he was never able to really see women as equals, he couldn’t connect with the feminine energy and it likely always seemed to be quite alien (Ketu to him). But he had daughters, he had wives who were as young as his daughters; many young, energetic, impetuous Rohini girls running around. But he made no meaningful connection to any of them. On the other hand, he had these grand romantic affairs and entanglement, boundless love and beauty, but without any real sense of value for any of it. No appreciation for anything people had done, no loyalty. I can just imagine that almost everyone in his court was like a smiling agreeable little girl in front of this great murderous, vengeful and temperamental King.
It was, however, the daughters who took over after his death as they were empowered to command this position. His first daughter to rule was Bloody Mary, who is famous for burning Protestants at the stake. This cruel women’s reign did not last long before the second daughter took over and slowly worked to heal the wounds of the nation and set the foundation for a stable, peaceful and prosperous state.
Saturn in Rohini
These natives will have to wait until late in life before they get to experience any kind of special privileges and this will be due to old age, experience or handicap. These people have to earn their privilege due to which growth is usually limited, slow, delayed.
The classics suggest that when Saturn afflicts Rohini the countries of Kosala, Madra, Kasi and Pancala will suffer along with cart-men (travellers, drivers), anyone observing some vow, merchandisers, kings, wealthy persons, yogis, cows, bulls, aquatic animals, husband-men, mountains and men in authority. Fertility will be less and growth will be slow, family might seem to hold a person back and they will not have more than a kind of cold comfort of objects and material wealth will suffering from a deficiency of sentimental emotional comfort. Trouble may arise in the family leaving one alone and wondering what happened to everyone. Parental duties might be just enough for survival as they lack ability for emotional nourishment, Mother may have practiced a kind of tough love that they in turn practice with their children.
Morihei Ueshiba (founder of Aikido (1)), Eugene Herrigel (Zen & Archery (1)), Nixon Address (1), Heinz Kohut (1), Pierre Paul Broca (1), Chris Griscom (1), Ma Huateng Pony (1), The Rock (1), Martin Brodeur (1), John Gottselig (1), Gaddafi (1), BV Raman (1), Jai Ditch Witch (1), Winona Ryder (1), Pierre Ramond (string theory (1)), Harrison Ford (2), Wilber Cohen (2), Joseph Pilates (2), Bobby Fischer (2), Jimi Hendrix (2), Judias Welty (2), Diane Hegarty (2), Benito Mussolini (2), JWilliam Burroughs (3), Larry Flynt (3), Coco Chanel (3), Dante Alighieri (3), Joe Biden (3), Shankara Sharma (3), Ralph Klein (3), Male Prostitute (3), Amitabh Bachhan (3), Jerry Garcia (3),Willis Eugene Lamb (Electromagnetism & hydrogen (4)), Swami Paramananda Saraswati (4), Gerald Ford (4),Philippe Gaumont (4), Pope Benedict XIII (4), Pope Benedict XV (4), 9/11 (4), Oscar De La Hoya (4), Larry Page (4), Andrew Jackson (4), Friedrich Bayer (4), Alyssa Milano (4),
Rahu in Rohini
Rahu in Rohini can give someone unusual collections. Irregular eating habits increase the likelihood of food poisoning or other problems related to poor diet. Rahu with Jupiter or the 5th lord one may have illegitimate or unusual children, or perhaps unfounded or cloudy heritage claims. The body is likely to have difficulty burning fat or a person may be addicted to fat or sugar. Rahu and Venus can give collections of fake art and drug use is likely. Rahu and moon are sure to give some kind of hormone problem, giving a negative effect to the natural tides of the body. Rahu and Sun will give a self-entitled brat. Combinations like Rahu Venus Moon or Rahu Mars Venus will have excessively strong sensuality and addictive tendencies to comfort or pleasure.
Many of them overextend their caretaking instincts to protect people who don’t want protection, or claim land that doesn’t belong to them. There could be some confusion in paternity: Who are my parents? Are these really my children? They want to be a preceptor but they don’t often have any of the proper qualifications. Many do, however, gain great power to save people from themselves and help people in ways they never wanted help. It can give a very strong feeling of nationalism though ones values might not match those of the nation. In short, they will lack traditional family values, they will try to do their own thing and have difficulty finding meaning in life due to confusion between what is truly valuable. They may have lost their innocence at a young age. They often have some hormonal imbalance affecting impulse control. Drugs are often a part of this, but mental illness is also possible. Sex and food addictions or impulses are common. They will like a little rough talk.
This Rahu can give fascination swelling and illnesses related to swelling and rashes. Mario Lemieux has this Rahu aspecting both Sun and Moon to give Hodgkins Lymphoma. Immediately after diagnosis he started a foundation to support Cancer research.
Ketu will be doing away with either the control vale in Anuradha; or opening the flood gates in Jyeshta. Either way the one might have to find alternative means to regulate their hormones. On the other hand, it’s often found that tinkering with the hormones can lead to long term problems so we need to be very careful when working with the deep structures of our body.
Just look at the way Mark Zuckerberg tries to save us from ourselves, or Greta Thunberg. Putting their noses in where they don’t belong. What they really want are the extra privileges of being the caregiver – caretaker.
They may have a birth mark or irregularity in their shins, ankles or forehead. The forehead also suggest that certain parts of the brain may be affected by afflictions to Rohini. There can also be some irregular or unusual growths on the body.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1), Salman Khan (1), Billy Idol (1), Patrick Roy (1), Sachindev (1), Mark Zuckerberg (1), Susan Miller (1), Pope Innocent IX (1), King Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (1),Kim Campbell (1), Baba Ramdev (1), Mario Lemieux? (1), Deepak Chopra (1), Elton John (1), Maria Lantseva (2), Bhimrao Ambedkar (2), Kyle Rittenhouse (2), Pope Pius VII (2), Andy Warhol (2), Alan Thicke (2), Bashar Hafez Al-Assad (2), Chris Bruusgaard (2), China Earthquake 1556 (2), Greta Thunberg (2), Charlie Sheen (2), Shania Twain (2), Carly Maa (3), Frank Costello (3), Nanuran Choudhry (3), Enzo Ferrari (3), J.K. Rowling (3), Gianni Versace (3), Mr. Fred Rogers (3), James Watson (3), Maya Angelou (3), Patty Smith (3), Che Guevara? (3), Matt Molloy (flute master (3)), Ted Bundy (3), Sri Aurobindo (3), Frank Costello (3), Steven Spielberg (3), Lana Wachowski (4), Ed Belfour (4), Trent Reznor (4), Elizabeth Hurley (4), Paulina Porizkova (4), Oliver Stone (4), Charles deGaulle (4), Susan Sarandon (4), Invasion of Grenada (4),Rodney King (4), Mick Foley (4)
- 5th lord connected with rohini can give many children
- Brahma’s daughter & Chandra’s favorite wife & Related to Jupiter’s wife Tara. Underlying theme of wanting to protect and preserve what is beautiful, fresh and innocent.
Ketu in Rohini
According to BPHS Ketu is exalted in Taurus, moola trikona in Cancer, and ruler of Virgo. Phala Deepika says Ketu is strong in the later half of Taurus, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces.
Rahu will be in Anuradha or Jyeshta making them a bit paranoid about the unknown and the future (which are the same). They are often surrounded by youth and children and fans like little birds all with their mouths open; but they are numb to it; this kind of innocence is meaningless to them. Their focus is more likely to be on not letting their secrets get our or seeking to transmute their bitterness; but in many ways, nothing ever changes.
They might feel as though life chose them at random and many of their picks in life might also be random.
Carl Wolff (1), Jean Cabut (1), Henry Ford I (1), GG Allin (1), Drew Barrymore (1), Ratan Tata (1), Karl Benz (1), Jane Fonda (1), Barbara Lama (1), Anthony Hopkins (1), Frederich Hegel (1), Leon Festinger (Psychologist (1)), Bob Saget (2), Franklin D. Roosevelt (2), Virginia Woolf (2),Tom Hanks (2), Amber Frey (2), Nietzsche (2), Sarah Bernhardt (2), Sugar Ray Leonard (2), Louis Riel (2), King Henry VIII of England (2),Leonardo DiCaprio (3), Sydney Watson (3), Karl Wolff (3), Jitendra Kumar (3), Jessica Watson (3), Picasso (3), Pope John XXIII (3), Jackie Robinson (3), Dustin Hoffman (3), Renzo Piano (3), George Carlin (4), B.K.S. Iyengar (4), Reverend Billy Graham (4), Jack Nicholson (4), Morgan Freeman (4), Johnny Rotten (4), Hunter S. Thompson (4), Saddam Hussein (4), Erich Fromm (4), Daniel Bellard (4), Bill Cosby (4),
Paul Gauguin (Venus in Rohini)
The great artist Paul Gauguin with his Venus in Rohini is an interesting case study since his paintings leave a record of his love for Rohini themed beauty. Much of his later work was burned as pornographic before it ever saw the light of day what’s left was an expression for the publics desire for exotic art and the fascination for indigenous people around the world at that time. He was one of the fathers of primitivism and synthesistism, a post impressionistic style that “aimed to synthesize three features: 1. The outward appearance of natural forms. 2, The artist’s feelings about their subject. 3. The purity of the aesthetic considerations of line, colour and form. It’s not hard to see how this relates with this moony nakshatra.” (wiki)
Gauguin has Venus conjunct with his ascendant lord Sun to form a raja yoga in his 10th house. For historical research we have to pay special attention to the 3rd house because it represents the story of who they were. We see him getting special privileges as famous foreign artist. One short letter he received a few years before his death highlights a number of theme’s. In the letter he is warned not to return to Europe too so as he would rush the incubation period that had been swelling the appreciation for his art. Furthermore, the privilege due to his reputation as a great artist would protect him from his enemies. All the great themes of Rohini are here: incubation, growth, swelling, appreciation and special privilege. He also had numerous children and though he managed to outlive most of his legitimate children, it’s believed he has illegitimate children scattered all over the world.
Wayne Gretzky (Moon in Rohini)
The moons transit thru Rohini is considered favourable unless it happens to be Thursday, which is said to be inauspicious. Of course it’s not uncommon to see famous people with inauspicious placements and difficult lives. William Burroughs was on a Thursday with his moon in Rohini. Wayne Gretzky (see his chart below) also has this placement. He and his father were infamously close, his mother was a house wife who was said to be the hardest one in the family. He was pushed to practice hard from parents coaches teachers in general.
In an exercise to discover what is inauspicious about this moon we will have to consider his chart from a more traditional perspective that does not have such a favourable view of of the sexual revolution or female empowerment and might consider his wife and daughters to be a bit of. a head-ache du to their lifestyle. There’s an old dictum that rings true in many cultures: “If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a beautiful woman your wife.” The same could be said of his daughters. Anyone can see that he is greatly blessed by progeny; but it’s equally clear that he must suffer greatly for this. His first child was a breech baby so they were all born by caesarian, which is considered inauspicious by classical perspective. He was also implicated in a mafia driven illegal gambling ring while he was coach of a Major NHL team. His family has generated no shortage of scandal. Again from a classical perspective Gretzky himself has been known to cause controversy with his drinking and night life, The Championship Oilers team he belonged to was infamous for their coke fuelled parties in the 1980’s. His mother died of pneumonia (a moony illness) at age 64.
On the other hand, this moon was incredibly productive: points, assists, goals, championships… at some point he broke almost every second in hockey. From humble middle class beginnings “The Great One,” lift his family line to the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Moon ruling his fifth house gave him perfect wife and children from a modern perspective. Of course the moon is also isolated with only Mars in 6th (the competition) to look forward too.
One other point about Gretzky’s chart. He was a great player throughout the season, but come play-off time the atmosphere and excitement surrounding Gretzky grew and grew and grew, the stadiums and the excitement in the stand would grow with every goal.